CBSE Class 5 English Unseen Passage L. 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:
In many countries only one language-mostly the mother-tongue—is enough to satisfy the need for expression of their inhabitants. In India, however, the position is more complicated. Here an educated man is called upon to master more than one language. There is, first of all the language that he learns on his mother's lap, and through which he expresses his first need and feelings. Naturally, it is in this that he gains the most proficiency, But, since India is a very large country, we really need an extra language as a means of communicating with states other than our own.
It is for this reason that many people want a lingua franca for India but even this is not enough. On top of this, an educated Indian requires the mastery of an international language, one that is widely understood and is used in the dealings of one country with another. Ideally speaking then, the educated Indian should be able to read and write in three languages and, moreover, should be able to express himself in all the three with ease and fluency. As our contact with the English language has been long and it is the most widely used language in the world, it is in our own interest to be proficient in this language.
Answer the following Question:-
1.For what is mother-tongue enough?
2.What is the position in India?
3.What is a lingua franca?
4.What does an educated Indian require?
5.How many languages does an educated Indian master?
6.Which is the international language?
7.Which language is mother-tongue?
8.Why do many people want a lingua franca for India?
9.How is it in our own interest to be proficient in English?
10.Find words from the passage which mean-
1.a system of words and their use
Suggested Answers to Passage:-
1.Mother-tongue is enough to satisfy the need for expression.
2.The position in India is more complicated
3.A lingua franca is a language for all the citizens.
4.An educated Indian requires the mastery of an international language.
5.An educated Indian masters three languages.
6.English is the international language.
7.Mother-tongue is that one learns on his mother's lap.
8.People want so to communicate with states other than their own.
9.It is in our own interest because it is the most widely used language in the world.
(a) language (b) proficiency