CBSE Class 12 English Unseen Passage F

CBSE Class 12 English Unseen Passage  F. Students should do unseen passages for class 12 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.

Read the passage below:-

In this jet age, everyone is interested in making easy money. Thanks to the advancement in science and technology, these days life has become more easy and comfortable than earlier with a lot of domestic gadgets as well as instantaneous food recipes available in the market. This has resulted in making the people develop a mind-set to have anything immediately without waiting for-even at the traffic signals.

A piano teacher described an interesting encounter she had with a young lady who came to inquire about music lessons. The young lady asked her, "How long wills this course take? My father tells me that it is in fashion now to be able to play musical instruments and that I should learn one quickly. I want something that will be quick fast and easy like, like..." When the amused teacher explained that it would take a lifetime of meticulous practice to learn music, her face fell and, needless to say, she never came back.

The single most important factor that distinguishes those of us who succeed in any venture from those of us who don't is this 'instant coffee' attitude. Most of us want results quickly. We want to reach the top immediately and get worked up when things go wrong. Perseverance and patience are forgotten words. We get upset, frustrated and angry when a skill or activity requires us to put in a lot of effort and time. We get dejected and want to give it up. Things should be easy. Why should things take long? It is unfair.

Life is too short and there is not enough time to do all the things we want to. We tend to compare with others and get upset when they seem to be doing well- dismissing their achievement as pure luck-or think that they have support, help, and approach...that God is being too kind to them and not to us. And so we give up.

But such thinking serves no purpose. For it doesn't solve the problem. Life is tough for those with the ‘instant coffee' attitude.

Success, real success and happiness come to those who have a 'bread-making' attitude. Those who are willing to knead the dough, wait for hours for it to rise only to punch it down and knead some more, wait for another couple of hours for it to rise again, then bake it before it is ready to be eaten. Nothing is instantaneous. For every endeavour- whether in the area of career, academics, music, sports, relationships, physical fitness or even in spirituality-it is a long arduous journey.

Only if we are willing to spend time, put in painstaking effort and have faith, can we get results. If we don't accept this difficult but true fact of life, our lives will be far from being happy and fulfilling. For we may not make that extra effort which can change the course of life dramatically, for our benefit.

I often come across clients who have changed their doctors and do that even after they have spoken to me-because they are on the lookout for a doctor who will instantly give them relief from their problems. One who will ensure that by the time they reach home from the clinic they will have wonderfully fulfilling relationships with their families No wonder, most of us get bitter and disillusioned with life and ourselves and look for escape routes which seem to promise quick results.

The major problem with these ‘instant coffee' solutions is that they are invariably short-lived. If we stubbornly refuse to give up this search for quick solutions, all we do is end up on the wrong track. We never gain anything lasting from them. However, if we just pause to analyse what we are doing, we will realise how much time we are wasting searching for such magical solutions which simply do not exist. We actually save time when we stop this futile search and accept the proven methods of treading the straight and narrow path however difficult it may seem initially.

I.Read the passage carefully and choose the most appropriate option from those which are given below:

1.Because of the science and technology life has become:

(a) more easy and comfortable

(b) more complex

(c) more challenging

(d) more hectic and boring

2.Most of us wants results:

(a) late

(b) quickly

(c) swiftly

(d) before doing the work

3.People teds to do comparisons with others and:

(a) get upset when they do not do well.

(b) get happy when they do not do well.

(c) get happy when they do well.

(d) get upset when they do well.

II.(a) Answer the following questions briefly:

1.What’s the attitude of people regarding results?

2.What comes to who have read making attitude?

3.Life is too short and _______________

4.The major problem with instant coffee solutions is __________________

(b) Fill in the blanks with one word only:

I often come across clients who have changed their (a) _________ and do that even after they have (bii) ________ to me-because they are on the (c) ______ for a doctor who will instantly give them (d) _______ from their problems.

III. Pick out words from the passage which mean the following (2 x 1- 2 Marks)

(a) very careful (para 2)

(b) efforts (para 6)

Suggested Answers for the above passage:-

I.1. (a) more easy and comfortable

2.(b) quickly

3.(d) get upset when they do well.

II.(a) 1. Most of us want results quickly. We want to reach the top immediately and get worked up when things go wrong.

(b)Success, real success and happiness come to those who have a 'bread-making' attitude.

(c)there is not enough time to do all the things we want to.

(d)is that they are invariably short-lived.

(b)  (a) doctors

(b) spoken

(c) lookout

(d) relief

III. (a) Meticulous            

(b) Endeavour

 


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