CBSE Class 11 English Unseen Passage C

CBSE Class 11 English Unseen Passage C. Students should do unseen passages for class 11 English which will help them to get better marks in English class tests and exams. Unseen passages are really scoring and practicing them on regular basis will be very useful. Refer to the unseen passage below with answers. 

Passage 

We got freedom in 1947 as a result of what I call the first vision for the nation. This vision created the best of leaders in many fields like politics, philosophy, judiciary, science and technology and industry. Improvements took place in many aspects of life, in literacy, agricultural products, strategic areas certain small and large-scale industries. Now more than 50 years have gone by and we are called as one among the hundreds of developing countries and in a distinct way a separation from G-8 countries.

We have many challenges. Nearly 260 million people who are below the poverty line have to join the mainstream of a good life. Hundred percent literacy, health for all, multiple industrial and agricultural productivity and a lifestyle with a value system have to emerge. Hence, we need the second vision for the nation to become developed.

After Independence, India looked forward to development through Five Year Plans. The Green Revolution and technological growth enabled India to prosper with self-sufficiency in food, and achievements in many technological frontiers, particularly in the past two decades. A major transformation came during the information age when India established its position with its strong core competence in information technology. Today, India is in the knowledge age which provides an opportunity to become a developed nation with a strong economy.

In the twenty-first century, a new society is emerging where knowledge is the primary production resource instead of capital and labour. People’s lives will be enriched by IT- driven knowledge products and systems, biotechnology and space technology.

Even the rich and developed nations, in spite of their wealth and military strength, are afraid of virtual enemies and they live with the fear complex. Economic prosperity and military strength, alone do not bring peace to any nation, as we see from the dynamics of the world. In such a situation it is also very important to transform our religious forces into spiritual forces. Evolution of spiritual forces in addition to economic prosperity and military strength will bring happiness, peace and prosperity. 

1.1 On the basis of reading the above passage answer the following questions:- 

1.) What was created by the 'first vision' according to Dr. Kalam?

2.) In which aspects of life did the improvements take place?

3.) Which works are to do for better life of Indians?

4.) How did India develop itself after independence?

5.) What is the present condition of India in information technology? 

1.2 Find the meaning of the following words and phrases from the passage:- 

(i) founded

(ii) appear

(iii) betterments

(iv) change in way of thinking and behaving 

Suggested answers for the above passage:

1.) The ‘first vision' created the best of leaders in many fields like politics, philosophy, judiciary, science and technology and industry.

2.) Improvements took place in many aspects of life, in literacy, agricultural products, and strategic areas, certain small and large-scale industries.

3.) Hundred percent literacy, health for all, multiple industrial and agricultural productivity and a lifestyle with a value system etc. Have to establish for better life of Indians.

4.) After Independence, India looked forward to development through ‘Five Year Plans'. The Green Revolution and technological growth enabled India to prosper with self-sufficiency in food, and achievements in many technological frontiers, particularly in the last two decades.

5.) India has established its position with its strong core competence in information technology. Today India is independent in this area and moving towards to become a developed nation.

6.) (i) established

(ii) emerge

(iii) improvements

(iv) revolution

 


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