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Showing posts with label Comprehension. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Comprehension. Show all posts

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Transformation of Sentences: Degree of Comparison

1. A horse is more intelligent than an ass.
An ass is not as intelligent as a horse.
2. A wise enemy is better than a foolish friend.
A foolish friend is not as good as a wise enemy.
3. Bombay is the best sea-port in India.
No other seaport in India is as good as Bombay.
4. Disraeli was the greatest statesman of England.
No other statesman of England was as great as Disraeli.
5. There are few districts as fertile as Hoshiarpur.
Hoshiapur is one of the most fertile districts.
6. Kalidasa is one of the greatest poets.
Very few poets are as great as Kalidasa.
7. Very few books are as popular as Dickens David Copperfield.
Dickens’ David Copperfield is one of the most popular books.
8. Gold is one of the most precious metals.
Very few metals are as precious as gols.
9. It is easier to speak than to act.
Action is not as easy as speech.
10. The train runs faster than a horse-cart.
A horse cart does run as fast the train.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

ICSE 2011 Practice Paper Comprehension

Read the passage given below and answer the question a, b, c, and that follow:
La Nina is an atmospheric phenomenon when the equatorial waters of eastern Pacific Ocean turn unusually cold. It is the opposite of El Nino when the eastern waters are warmer than usual. Both events create the greatest global impact in winter time. La Nina — The Little Girl —has enormous adverse effect globally since showing itself in mid-2010. La Nina and its equally unruly relative, El Nino, occur when the waters of the eastern and central Pacific Ocean along the equator become uncommonly cold or warm. These changes in the Pacific bring forth changes in atmospheric pressure, winds, temperature, and rainfall that have a worldwide influence. These conjugated with changes in the ocean and atmospheres are jointly called the El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO). For India, an El Nino is of grave concern as it negatively affects the south-west monsoon. La Nina, on the contrary, is frequently advantageous for the monsoon, particularly in the second half. The La Nina that happened in the Pacific in 2010 possibly assisted last year’s south-west monsoon in its last half advantageously. Yet, it also brought in the flood in Australia, which turned out to be one of worst natural disasters with large regions of the north-east under water and also caused similar mayhem in south-eastern Brazil and actively caused the heavy rains and accompanying deluging in Sri Lanka. The impact of ESNO is obviously aggravated by global warming The Indian Ocean is warming quickly. We can already observe the glimpses of the sinister influence of a La Lina of the rising warming along with the increase in temperature of the western Pacific.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

ICSE 2011:Comprehension: Practice


Read the passage given below and answer the questions a, b, c, and d that follow:
The aim of teaching is to create in the qualitative elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct. What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. A good teacher cannot be partial or narrow-minded. A worthy idea of a teacher can motivate students to act positively and achieve their noble objectives. What a teacher is has an ennobling impact on the students and reawaken them to accomplish marvellous goals in the years to come.
Unfortunately, it is a disturbing reality that many of the teachers are unintentionally partial and their thoughts are malformed. These distorted thoughts adversely affect the nature and calibre of teaching and eventually the prospects of the students.
A teacher should painstakingly and methodically develop elegance in thought and action by nurturing critical thinking. Critical thinking is an approach to any concept or issue in which the thinker enriches the worth of his thinking by expertly monitoring and controlling the structures that are inherent in the thought process. The outcome of creative thinking approach can be impressive with teachers developing clearness in thought.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Comprehension :Poem

Question 1 Read the following poem and answer the questions that follow:
Someone dropped a burning match
Unheeded by the way
It caught on fire some underbrush;
Its user did not stay.
From grass to brush from brush to tree
So stealthily it ran,