মুহম্মদ মাছুম বিল্লাহ, সাবেক অধ্যাপক সিলেট, মির্জাপুর ও কুমিল্লা ক্যাডেট কলেজ এবং রাজউক উত্তরা মডেল কলেজ
৭ অক্টোবর, ২০১৬ ০০:০০
Read the text carefully and answer the questions 1, 2 and 3
Zara's parents Mrs Jhuma Islam, Mr Mazharul Islam, Zara and Mita, fill in their departure cards and move towards the immigration counter. Mita stands in front of one of the booths. She hands in her passport and the departure card to the officer.
The immigration officer goes through Mita's passport, visa and the departure card. "Are you traveling alone?" asks the officer. "No. I'm going with my aunt, uncle and cousin," says Mita.
"They are right there on that counter."
" Is this your first visit to Thailand?"
" How long are you going to stay there?"
"Seven to ten days."
"Where are you going to stay?"
"In a hotel."
The officer is talking as well as going through Mita's papers. He finds the papers OK. He smiles and stamps her passport. The officer keeps the departure card and returns the passport to Mita.
"Have a safe journey."
"Thanks." Mita wants for her aunt, uncle and Zara on the other side of the immigration. Once all of them are done, they walk towards the passengers' departure lounge.
1. Choose the best answer.
a. How many people are there in the group of Zara?
(i) three (ii) four (iii) two (iv) six
b. They are going ___
(i) inside the country (ii) in a district town (iii) outside the country
(iv) outside Dhaka
c. Mita hands in her ___
(i) passport to the officer
(ii) visa to the officer
(iii) departure card and passport
(iv) departure card and air ticket
d. The immigration officer goes through Mita's passport. What does 'goes through' mean here?
(i) go quickly (ii) reads
(iii) finds (iv) checks
e. The officer asked her whether she was going ___
(i) in a group (ii) with her parents
(iii) with her friends (iv) alone
f. Which statement is true here___
(i) Zara visited Thailand many a time
(ii) she had never been there before
(iii) it was her second visit to Thailand
(iv) it was going to Thailand for the first time
g. How long they will be in Thailand?
(i) one week (ii) two weeks
(iii) about two weeks (iv) three weeks
h. The officer discovered ___
(i) some problems with Mita's papers (ii) no problem with Mita's papers
(iii) a serious problem with her documents
(iv) her papers were at sixes and sevens
i. The officer seemed to ___
(i) be pleased (ii) be displeased
(iii) annoyed (iv) worried
j. He ___ her safe journey.
(i) said (ii) wished (iii) told (iv) blessed
k. Mita's uncle, aunt and cousin were also with her ___
(i) but in different counter
(ii) same counter
(iii) four in four counters
(iv) they were following Mita
l. They got together ___
(i) in the plane
(ii) in the passengers departure lounge (iii) in the passengers canteen
(iv) passengers' arrival lounge
m. In Thailand they will ___
(i) stay in her uncle's friend
(ii) in a government guest house
(iii) in a hotel
(iv) in a boarding house
n. Which is of the following statement is correct?
(i) all the members had dollar with them
(ii) all the members had passport and visa
(iii) all the members had dollar and academic documents
(iv) papers and dollars
2. Answer the following questions in brief.
a. What is the relationship between Zara and Mita?
b. Where do they move after filling in their departure cards?
c. What does Mita hand in to the officer?
d. What does the immigration office go through?
e. What does the immigration officer ask her?
f. What is the second question of the officer?
g. How long will they stay in Thailand?
h. Where will they stay there?
i. What does the officer find with her papers?
j. What does the officer keep with him?
K. Where does Mita wait for her aunt, uncle and Zara?
l. What do they do when all the works are done?
1. a-ii, b-iii, c-iii, d-ii, e-iv, f-iv, g-iii, h-ii, i-i, j-I, k-i, l-ii, m-iii, n-ii
2. a. Zara is Mita's cousin.
b. They move towards the immigration counter after filling in their departure cards.
c. Mita hands in her passport and departure card to the officer.
d. The immigration officer goes through Mita's passport, visa and the departure card.
e. He asks her whether she is going to Thailand alone.
f. The officer asks her whether this is Mita's first visit to Thailand.
g. They will stay in Thailand seven to ten days.
h. They will stay there in a hotel.
i. The officer finds her papers without any problem.
j. The officer keeps the departure card with him.
k. Mita waits for her aunt, uncle and Zara on the other side of the immigration.
l. They walk towards the passenger's departure lounge when all the works are done.