CBSE Class 5 English Unseen Passage F. Students should do unseen passages for Class 6 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:
Those responsible for teaching young people have resorted in different periods of history, to a variety of means for making their pupils learn. The earliest of these was the threat of punishment, which meant that the pupil who was slow, careless or inattentive risked either physical chastisement or the loss of some expected privilege or treat. Learning was thus to some extent, associated with fear, particularly in the minds of those who found certain subjects hard to master.
At a later period, pupils were encouraged to learn in the hope of some kind of reward. This often took the form of marks awarded daily or weekly for work done, and sometimes of prizes given at the end of each year to the best scholars. Such a system appealed to the competitive spirit, but it often had just as depressing an effect as the older system of punishment on the slow but willing pupil.
The two systems suggest that teachers felt that their pupils had to be either compelled or bribed to learn. In the nineteenth century, however, there sprang up a different type of teacher, passionately convinced that learning was worthwhile for its own sake, and that the young learner's principal stimulus should be neither anxiety to avoid a penalty nor ambition to win a reward, but sheer desire to learn.
Answer the following Question:-
1.Find the words from the passage of each year? which mean-
2.Who were given the prizes at the end
3.Which system sprang up in 19th century?
4.What did the two systems suggest?
5.What was the reward giving system' of education?
6.How were pupils encouraged at a later period?
7.To what was learning associated?
8.What do you mean by the threat of punishment?
9.What was the earliest variety of means for teaching young people?
10.Who have resorted in different periods of history?
Something that rouses a person to activity
a strong desire to achieve something.
Suggested Answers to Passage:-
1.Those responsible for teaching young people have resorted in different periods of history.
2.The earliest variety of means for teaching young people was the threat of punishment.
3.The threat of punishment means that the pupil who was slow, careless or inattentive risked either physical chastisement or loss of privilege.
4.Learning was associated with fear.
5.At a later period, pupils were encouraged to learn in the hope of some kind of reward.
6.The reward giving system took the form of marks awarded daily or weekly for work done or prizes given at the end of each year
7.The two systems suggested that teachers felt that their pupils had to be either compelled or bribed to learn.
8.In 19th century sprang up the system of sheer desire to learn.
9.The best scholars were given the prizes at the end of each year.
(i) stimulus (ii) ambition.