CBSE Class 11 English Unseen Passage G

Read CBSE Class 11 English Unseen Passage G below, students should read unseen passage for class 11 English available on with solved questions and answers. These topic wise unseen comprehension for class 11 English with answers have been prepared by English teacher of Grade 11. These short passages have been designed as per the latest syllabus for class 11 English and if practiced thoroughly can help you to score good marks in standard 11 English class tests and examinations

CBSE Class 11 English Unseen Passage G. 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. 


The seasonal problem of water taps running dry is plaguing most of our major cities. With the bigger rivers flowing in trickles and ponds and wells reduced to clay-pits, village women in remote areas have to fetch every drop of water for drinking, cooking, washing and so on, across large distances. This has only worsened a perennial problem, that of widespread pollution of water, rendering it unfit for human consumption. 

The monsoons--and the attendant floods--will not solve this problem. The Delhi Administration is seriously worried about the threat to civic health posed by the polluted waters of the Jamuna. Two new tanks are to be set up to treat sewage. At present only 60 per cent of the 200 million gallons of the city's sewage receives any kind of treatment before it is dumped into the river which supplies water not only to this city but to innumerable towns and villages downstream. The Ganga, the Jamuna, the Cauvery, in fact all our important rivers, serving many urban conglomerations are fast becoming a major source of disease. 

A comprehensive bill, introduced in Parliament recently, envisages the setting up of Central and State boards for the prevention and control of water pollution. But it will obviously take some time before legislation is passed and effectively implemented. Meanwhile the problem continues to swell. 

According to a survey of eight developing countries conducted a couple of years ago, 90 per cent of all child deaths were due to water-borne diseases. It is the same unchanged story today. In a country like India, a burgeoning population continuing to use the open countryside as a lavatory means that, with every dust storm and rain, human excreta laden with germs and parasite spores find their way to ponds, shallow wells and even the streams and rivers. Only 18 per cent of the rural folk have access to potable water. 

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

1.) What does the bill introduced in Parliament envisage?

2.) How can sewage system be improved?

3.) What has the survey of developing countries revealed?

4.) How are human excreta a major source of disease in India?

5.) Which new threat is the writer talking about?

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

(i) distributed over a large area or number (para 1)

(ii) the process or activity of running a business (para 2)

(iii) becoming more mature (para 4)

(iv) in a way that is easily perceived (para 3) 

Suggested answers for the above passage:

1.The bill introduced in Parliament envisages setting up of Central and State boards for the prevention and control of water pollution.

2.Sewage system can be improved by setting up two new tanks.

3.The survey of eight developing countries has revealed that 90 per cent of all child deaths are due to water-borne diseases.

4.The human excreta from the open countryside find its way into the sources of water. The germs and parasites carried by it spread diseases.

5.The writer is talking about the threat of untreated industrial waste being dumped into rivers.

6.(i) widespread

(ii) administration

(iii) developing 

(iv) obviously



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