CBSE Class 11 English Unseen Passage L

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CBSE Class 11 English Unseen Passage L. 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. 

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A noble purpose gives meaning to one's own life if it is benefitted to others. I realized this while researching on and writing about the life of Jamshedji Tata. He not only gave India the power of steel and hydroelectric energy, but also an institute of research. 

He sent an educationalist to Europe and the United States to report on what should be the best model of institute for India. The John Hopkins University in Baltimore was recommended as the model. After his death his dream came true with the establishment of the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. It was to be the fountainhead of science in the decades to come. 

There are others too whose purpose in life has made a difference to the society .Mother Teresa had a comfortable life at Loretto Convent, Kolkata. On a train journey to Darjeeling, she felt her calling' and wanted to give up her comfortable life in the convent and serve the poor and the needy. 

After that, she took a three-month nursing course and returned to Kolkata .She devoted her time to the sick and the homeless .Touched by her sacrifice, some of her students joined her and work began. Not everyone has such a strong calling. 

Some years ago, in Kerala, a young man saw his father join Gandhiji and fought for opening temples to the Harijans. When he grew up, the boy decided to take up agricultural studies, because he had seen the havoc caused by the Bengal Famine. He went to Europe and studied agriculture .On his return to India he spearheaded the Green Revolution. He was none other than Dr. M.S. Swaminathan.

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

1.)  Bring out the unique character traits of Jamshedji Tata.

2.) Why did he send an educationalist to Europe and the USA?

3.) Mention a distinctive feature of the Indian Institute of Science.

4.)  Why did Mother Teresa start working for the poverty -stricken people?

5.) What was the first step that Mother Teresa took?

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

(i) receive an advantage (para 1)

(ii) advise (para 2)

(iii) relaxation (para 3)

(iv) great confusion (para 5) 

Suggested answers for the above passage:

1.) The unique trait of jamshedji Tata was that he believed in noble works. He devoted his life for the benefit of other. He opened an institute of research.

2.)  He sent an educationalist to Europe and the United States to report on what should be the best model of institute for India.

3.) The Indian institute of science in the Bangalore. It was to be the fountainhead of science in the decades to come.

4.) Mother Teresa started working for poverty-stricken people because one day on a train journey to Darjeeling she felt ‘calling’ and wanted to give up her comfortable life and serve to poor and needy.

5.) Mother Teresa took a 3 month nursing course and returned to Kolkata and devoted her time to sick and homeless.

6.) (i) benefitted

(ii) recommended

(iii) comfortable

(iv) havoc 

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