CBSE Class 11 English Unseen Passage H

CBSE Class 11 English Unseen Passage H. 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.


There are two problems which cause great worry to our educationists—the problem of religious and moral instruction in a land of many faiths and the problem arising out of a large variety of languages. 

Taking up the education of children we see that they should be trained to love one another, to be kind and helpful to all, to be tender to the lower animals and to observe and think right. The task of teaching them how to read and write and to count and calculate is important, but it should not make us lose sight of the primary aim of moulding personality in the right way. 

For this, it is necessary to call into aid, culture, tradition and religion. But in our country we have, in the same school, to look after boys and girls born in different faiths and belonging to families that live diverse ways of life and follow different forms of worship associated with different denominations of religion. It will not do to tread the easy path of evading the difficulty by attending solely to physical culture and intellectual education. 

We have to evolve a suitable technique and method for serving the spiritual needs of school children professing different faiths. We should thereby promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, a fuller understanding and helpful co-operation among the different communities in our society. Again we must remain one people and we have therefore to give basic training in our schools to speak and understand more languages than one and to appreciate and respect the different religions prevailing in India. 

It is not right for us in India to be dissuaded from this by considerations as to overtaking the young mind. What is necessary must be done. And it is not in the fact too great a burden.

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

1.) Which two problems have our educationists to face?

2.) What is the primary aim of the education of children?

3.) How should the problem of religious and moral instruction be dealt with?

4.) Which basic training is the writer talking about?

5.) How can we serve the spiritual needs of school children?

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

(i) needed to be done (para 5)

(ii) a direction (para 1)

(iii) a particular skill (para 2)

(iv) not the same (para 4)

Suggested answers for the above passage:

1.Our educationists have to face the problems of-1. religious and moral education and, 2. the problem arising out of a large variety of languages.

2.The primary aim of the education of children is to mould personality in the right way.

3.The problem of religious and moral instruction to the children professing different faiths can be dealt with by evolving suitable technique and method.

4.He is talking about giving the basic training in our schools to speak and understand more languages and to respect different religions. 

5.We can serve the spiritual needs of school children by evolving a suitable technique and method. 

6.(i) necessary

(ii) instruction

(iii) trained

(iv) different


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