CBSE Class 5 English Unseen Passage E

CBSE Class 5 English Unseen Passage E. Students should do unseen passages for Class 5 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 following passages carefully and answer the questions given below:

Students sometimes make heavy weather of their reading through not realizing that there are two quite different approaches to reading. In one we are concerned with details. We may be dealing with a detailed philosophical or mathematical or scientific argument; we must master each stage before proceeding to the next. We may be examining a poem minutely to see each tiny effect created by the poet’s choice and order of words, or wrestling with a difficult passage in Greek or German. Here we probably read every word, we certainly weigh every sentence.

But there is another sort of reading which is equally valid and equally important. In this we want to see an overall picture; we want to appreciate a play or novel as a whole; sometimes we want to give ourselves general background knowledge without worrying about details; sometimes we want to read quickly through a general work to see id there is anything relevant to a particular problem or subject on which we are working. Here we skim and skip; we take in whole paragraphs, even pages, at a glance; and it is nothing to read a 300 page book in a couple of hours or less. These two methods of reading are both important, and they must not be confused.

Answer the following Question:-

1.Why do students make heavy weather of their reading?
2.Which is the first approach?
3.What must we do in the first approach?
4.How should we examine a poem?
5.Which is the second approach?
6.What do we do here in the second approach?
7.What do we take at a glance?
8.What is nothing in a couple of hours ?
9.How do we find these two methods?
10.Find the words from the passage which mean:-

(i)praise (ii)look briefly

Suggested Answers to Passage:-

1.Students make heavy weather of their reading because they don't realize that there are two approaches to reading.
2.The first approach is that which is concerned with details.
3.In the first approach we must master each stage before proceeding to the next.
4.We should examine its effect created by poet's choice and order of words or wrestling with a difficult passage in Greek or German.
5.The second approach is that in which we see an overall picture.
6.Here, in the second approach, we skim and skip.
7.We take in whole paragraphs, even pages, at a glance.
8.It is nothing to read a 300 page book in a couple of hours or less.
9.We find these two methods important.
(i) Appreciate (ii) glance.


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