CBSE Class 5 English Unseen Passage K. 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:
The camel is the oldest of domestic animals. It has been used for thousands of years by the desert people of Africa and Asia to supply many of their needs. On the fertile edges of the desert, camels pull ploughs turn wheels to irrigate the fields and carry goods to market, in the desert itself, they are still almost the only means of transport.
They supply food, milk and clothing in the form of wool and leather. This useful animal is well adapted to life in harsh, arid lands. The Arabian camel has one hump, the Bactrian camel has two. The hump is, in fact, a store of fat which is used as a source of energy when food and water are scarce. When it does drink, the camel can take up to 100 litters of water in ten minutes.
The camel has broad, soft feet for a steady grip in the sand. A thick skin protects it from the fierce daytime sun and bitterly cold nights. The camel's eyes have three eyelids to help keep out sand; its ears and nose are also adapted to keep out sand storms.
Camels stand about two meters high at the shoulder and weigh 500-800 kilos Often called 'The ships of the desert', they can carry loads of 200 kilos and more, travelling up to 160 kilometre a day.
Camels eat grass, dates and grain when available. Deep in the desert they survive on dry leaves, seeds and bones.
Answer the following Question:-
1.Find the words from the passage which mean:-
2.What has been told about its food?
3.What is its load carrying and travelling capacity?
4.What information is given about its height and weight?
5.How are its eyes, ears and nose useful?
6.What is informed about its feet and skin?
7.What is the use of the hump?
8.What do they supply?
9.How is it useful on the fertile edges of the desert?
10.For what has the camel been used?
i.of home or household
ii.a baron uninhabited sandy area.
Suggested Answers to Passage:-
1.Camel has been used to supply many of the needs of the desert people of Africa and Asia.
2.On the fertile edges of the desert, camels pull ploughs, turn wheels to irrigate fields and carry goods to market.
3.They supply food, milk and clothing in the form of wood and leather.
4.Hump is a store of fat used as a source of energy when food and water are scarce.
5.It has broad, soft feet for a steady grip and thick skin protects from heat and cold.
6.Its eyes had three eyelids to help keep out sand; ears and nose are also adapted to keep out sand storms.
7.Camels stand about 2 meters high at the shoulder and weigh 500-800 kilos.
8.They can carry loads of 200 kilos and travel upto 160 kilometres á day.
9.Camels eat grass, dates and grain when available. Deep in the desert, they survive on dry leaves, seeds and bones.
(a) Domestic (b) desert.