“রবিন রায়হান স্যারের অভিনয় দেখি আর ইংরেজি শিখি”
An evening with Saikat’s Family
Read the following passage
Saikat lives with his parents in an apartment in Bogra. His father, Mr. Islam, is a banker. In his free time, Mr. Islam writes stories. He loves listening to music of old times, too. Saikat’s mother, Maleka Begum is a housewife. She loves sewing in her free time. She makes dress. She often gets orders from her friends and neighbors. Saikat reads in class five. He is a good student. He wants to improve his English. So he watches cartoons on TV and reads English story books every day.
(a) Saikat lives with his parents in Bogra. Make similar sentences with ‘My Father’ ‘My Uncle’ Farid, Zakir.
My father ------
My uncle ------
My friend ------
(b) Look at this sentence. Saikat lived with his parents in Bogra. Make similar sentences.
My father ------
My uncle ------
My friend ------
(c) Look at the following sentences:
I live with my parents in an apartment.
We live with our parents in an apartment.
They live with their parents in an apartment.
My uncle, aunt and cousin live in an apartment.
Jui, Chemil and their parents live in an apartment.
I lived with my parents in an apartment.
My uncle, aunt and cousins lived in an apartment.
Note: All the sentences of (a) group the verb is ‘lives’ that means an extra ‘s’ is added. But it did not happen with the sentences of (b) group and (c) group.
Raihan sir is asking the students why the sentences look different and students are trying to answer according to their own way.
Find out the similar sentences from this passage. (Saikat lives with his parents.)
(a) His father is a banker. What is his father?
(b) ------, what is your uncle?
(c) ------, what is your mother?
(d) ------, what is your elder brother?
(e) ------, what is your sister?
He loves listening to music.
My father loves playing cricket.
Make similar sentences from the following table.
|She||likes||walking in the morning.|
|My younger sister||loves||reading novels.|
|My mother||loves||drawing pictures.|
|My father||loves||swimming in the pond.|
He wants to improve his English.
She wants to draw a picture
Rima wants to read a novel.
Shima wants to go to school.
My mother wants to have a cup of tea.
He watches cartoons on TV
My mother watches movies on TV.
My sister watches Hindi films on TV.
My brother watches cricket matches on TV.
But I watch football on TV.
My younger sister and I watch Bengali films also.
Fill in the gaps to complete the following sentences using information from the passage.
(a) Saikat’s father is ------. (i) a teacher (ii) a banker.
(b) The name of Saikat’s father is ------. (i) Mr. Zaman (ii) Mr. Islam.
(c) Who loves listening to music? (i) Saikat’s father (ii) Saikat’s mother.
(d) Saikat’s mother ------. (i) works in an office (ii) works at home.
(e) Who loves sewing? (i) Saikat’s mother (ii) Saikat’s aunt.
(f) Saikat’s mother makes ------. (i) dress (ii) flower vase.
A paragraph is given where sentences are disorganized. Now organize the sentences which match with your uncle, aunt, and father. etc. From the following paragraph detach the sentences which match with the members of your family.
|Column A||Column B|
|(i) Saikat’s family||(a) is a bright student.|
|(ii) Saikat’s mother||(b) does not make flower vase.|
|(iii) Saikat||(c) lives in Bogra.|
|(iv) Saikat’s father||(d) does not work in an office.|
|(v) Saikat’s mother||(e) is fond of listening music.|
Answer the following questions about your mother.
(i) What is your mother?
(ii) How old is she?
(iii) When does she get up from sleep?
(iv) What is her hobby?
(v) When does she watch TV?
You are to make answers.
Now write and tell five sentences about your father.
Make sensible sentences. First two sentences are done for you.
(a) Lives, Saikat, Bogra, in. Answer: Saikat lives in Bogra.
(b) His, is, banker, a, father. Answer: His father is a banker.
(c) Mr. Islam, stories, in his, free, writes, time.
(d) He, watching, love, cartoons, TV, on.
(e) Story books, Saikat, read, every, day.
Fill in the blanks:
(a) Saikat is ------. Answer: Saikat is a student.
(b) Mr. Islam is ------. Answer: Mr. Islam is a banker
(c) Maleka Begum is ------.
(d) Raju is ------.
(e) Life ------.
1. Write the answers on the answer paper.
(a) Who is Saikat? (i) a teacher (ii) a player (iii) a student (iv) a farmer.
(b) Saikat lives ------. (i) with his uncle and aunt (ii) with his father and mother (iii) with his neighbors (iv) with his cousins.
(c) His father works ------. (i) in an NGO (ii) in a school (iii) in a bank (iv) in a farm.
(d) Saikat’s father likes the music of ------. (i) modern times (ii) recent times (iii) all times (iv) ancient times.
(e) Saikat’s mother works ------. (i) in the house (ii) in a bank (iii) in a shop (iv) in an NGO.
(f) Saikat’s father writes stories ------. (i) in spare time (ii) in office time (iii) in busy time (iv) always.
(g) As a student Saikat is ------. (i) dull (ii) weak (iii) inattentive (iv) bright.
(h) In her free time Saikat’s mother ------. (i) writes stories (ii) reads books (iii) makes dresses (iv) gossips with the neighbors.
(i) Saikat watches ------. (i) cartoons on TV (II) Soccer on TV (iii) film on TV (IV) drama on TV.
(j) Saikat wants to improve his English by reading ------. (i) English For Today (ii) history books (iii) English story books (iv) dictionary.
2. Match the words of the column A with their meaning that is mentioned in the text in the column B.
|Column A||Column B|
|(a) Apartment||(i) increases the present status.|
|(b) Banker||(ii) people living around one’s house.|
|(c) Improve||(iii) a set of rooms for living in a building.|
|(d) Love||(iv) make worse situation.|
|(e) Neighbor||(v) an employee in a bank.|
|(vi) like doing something.|
|(vii) a big palace|
Read the passage and answer the following questions 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Last winter Tanin’s school had a holiday. Mr. Masud, his uncle, took him and some of his friends to the zoo at Mirpur in Dhaka. They went there by bus. They saw many big and small animals. They saw lions and tigers. They also saw giraffes, rhinos, deer, snakes, bears, camels and crocodiles.
They were sacred to see some of the animals. But most of the animals were in cages. They saw the Royal Bengal Tiger of Bangladesh. It was big and beautiful. It was walking from this side to that side in the cage. Sometimes it stopped and looked at them.
Tanins’ uncle told them not to go near the cages. Some of the animals might hurt. They saw an ape. It jumped from bar to bar in the cage. Then it came and stood in front of them. Tannin gave it some nuts. They saw birds chirping in the cages. They were making a lot of noise. Some of them had very bright and colorful feathers and long beaks. They saw the fish swim in the water in tanks. They also saw some big elephant and some baby elephants.
4. Write only the answer on the answer paper.
(i) When was a holiday? (a) last summer (b) Last autumn (c) last winter (d) last week.
(ii) They saw animals ------ of size. (a) same (b) different (c) similar (d) big.
(iii) Who took Tanim to the zoo? (a) his uncle (b) his father (c) his friend (d) his mother.
(iv) How did they go there? (a) by car (b) by bus (c) by rickshaw (d) by train.
(v) Mr. Masud is ------. (a) Tanin’s father (b) Tanin’s uncle (c) Tanin’s brother (d) Tanin’s friend.
(vi) Where is the zoo? (a) at Savar (b) at Mohakhali (c) at Mirpur (d) at Kolabagan.
(vii) Where were most of the animals? (a) in cages (b) the fields (c) out of the cages (d) in water.
(viii) Who jumped from bar to bar? (a) an elephant (b) a monkey (c) an ape (d) a tiger.
(ix) Who told them not to go near the cages? (a) Mr. Masud (b) Tanin (c) Tanins’ friend (d) the guard.
(x) A Mole lives ------. (a) underground (b) under water (c) in the tree (d) in the nest.
5. Write one of the words that completes each sentence. There are three extra words which you do not need to use.
Bus flat round scared beautiful car live hurt
(a) They went there by ------.
(b) They were ------ to see some of the animals.
(c) The Royal Bengal tiger was big and ------.
(d) A mole ------ underground.
(e) They went ------ the zoo for a long time.
6. Answer the following questions.
(a) When did Tanin’s school have a holiday?
(b) What was the Royal Bengal Tiger doing in the cage?
(c) Why did Tanin’s uncle tell them not to go near the cages?
(d) Who took Tanin to the Zoo? How did they go there?
(e) Write five names of animals they saw in the Zoo?
7. Suppose you are Leon/Luna. Nazmul/Neela is your friend. He /She wanted to know about your recent visit to a zoo. Now write a letter to your friend describing about it. Use the given cues: last week- accompanied by –snakes –monkeys—other animals –the Royal Bengal Tigers—lions—chirping of birds—peahen’s dance-enjoyment.