প্রিয় শিক্ষার্থী, আজ ইংরেজি ১ম পত্রের ইউনিট-৩, লেসন-৮ (বি) নিয়ে আলোচনা করা হলো।Read the text carefully and answer the questions 1, 2 and 3.
Ms. Subarna Saha, the class teacher, has just entered the classroom. She is now talking to the students. ‘Why is the classroom so dirty?’ asks Ms Saha. ‘I know the school cleaner is absent today. So what? Can’t we ourselves keep our classroom clean?’ says Ms. Saha. ‘Sorry teacher,’ Shafiq, the class captain, says politely. ‘This is our classroom. If you clean it, you will do physical work and feel good. Also it is our responsibility to keep it clean and tidy,’ says Ms. Saha. ‘Okay, teacher,’ says Shafiq, ‘We’ll do it from now on.’
‘First, you can make a forum, and select a leader,’ the class teacher suggests. ‘Then divide the cleaning activities among different groups.’
‘It’s really a great idea, teacher,’ says Shafiq. ‘We’ll make the committee now and start working immediately.’
After this, a committee is formed by class 8 students under the leadership of their class captain. The students are divided into several groups and a work plan is made for cleaning. The students decided to make some ground rules. Here is a list of some of the rules:
Do not spit in the class.
Do not drop litter in the class.
Use the bin for trash.
Keep the desks and chairs in place.
All the students of class 8 are very excited to be involved in this activity at school.
1. Choose the best answer from the alternatives.
a. ‘Politely’ means ╛.
i. harshly ii. gently iii. crudely iv. happily
b. The word ‘select’ refers to ╛.
i. choose ii. identify iii. consider iv. confirm
c. ‘Captain’ is synonymous of ╛.
i. leader ii. director iii. player iv. speaker
d. ‘Different’ refers to ╛.
i. same ii. identical iii. several iv. varied
e. ‘Immediately’ means ╛.
i. instantly ii. slowly iii. factually iv. at once
Answer to the question no. 1
a. ii. gently; b. i. choose; c. i. leader; d. iv. varied; e. i. instantly.
2. Give short answers to the following questions.
a. Why was the classroom dirty?
b. Who was the class teacher?
c. What was she talking about?
d. How was the forum formed?
e. Why were the students excited?
Answer to the question no. 2
a. The classroom was dirty because the school cleaner was absent.
b. Ms. Subarna Saha was the class teacher.
c. She was talking about the cleaning activities of classroom.
d. The forum was formed by class 8 students under the leadership of their class captain.
e. The students were excited to be involved in the forum.3. Read the text in A again. Now, write the summary of it in around 50 words.
Answer to the question no. 3
This lesson deals with a class lecture advising the students to keep their classroom neat and clean. When the class teacher enters the classroom, she finds it dirty. She advises the students to keep the classroom clean because it is a part of their duty. The students abide by the teacher’s advice and make a group to keep their classroom always clean.
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