মুহম্মদ মাছুম বিল্লাহ, সাবেক অধ্যাপক, সিলেট, মির্জাপুর ও কুমিল্লা ক্যাডেট কলেজ এবং রাজউক উত্তরা মডেল কলেজ
২২ অক্টোবর, ২০১৬ ০০:০০
Read the text carefully and answer the questions 1, 2 and 3.
It was Sunday. Mita, Zara and Jhuma Islam and Mazharul Islam woke up very early. They quickly got ready and started for Tha Kha floating market. They planned to have breakfast at the market. They reached the market place sharp at 7. The canals were surrounded with coconut palm trees. They hired a boat. The boatman started to row slowly taking them to the center of the market.
There were boats everywhere. The sellers were mainly elderly Thai women. Their small boats were laden with bundles of lotus flowers, farm-fresh coconuts, fruits, vegetables, local food and delicious sweets. The sellers and buyers rowed their boats slowly. The sellers displayed their goods for sale and the buyers chose their pick. They could have a little chit-chat as buying and selling was going on.
1. Choose the best answers from the alternatives
a. They reached the market ___ at 7.
(i) around (ii) just (iii) after (iv) before
b. They got ready quickly for ___ to the market. (i) go (ii) gone (iii) going (iv) went
c. Tha Kha market is ___
(i) beside a river (ii) under water
(iii) in a pond (iv) floating on water
d. They took their breakfast in the ___
(i) hotel (ii) on the way
(iii) market (iv) in a friend's house
e. Coconut palm trees available ___ the market. (i) in the market (ii) beside the market
(iii) around the market
(iv) away from the market
f. They went to the market ___
(i) on foot (ii) by a car
(iii) by a launch (iv) by a boat
g. The boat went there ___
(i) quickly (ii) immediately
(iii) slowly (iv) rushly
h. Boats were found ___
(i) all around (ii) nowhere
(iii) only in the market
(iv) only in the canals
i. They went ___ of the market.
(i) around (ii) near
(iii) beside (iv) to the center
j. Thai elderly women were the ___
(i) players (ii) boatmen
(iii) sellers (iv) entertainers
k. Things were sold in the ___
(i) boats (ii) in the water
(iii) in the canals
(iv) in the tin shed shops
l. Goods were ___ for sale.
(i) displaying (ii) displayed (iii) found (iv) showing
m. Buyers had ___ to buy things.
(i) the choice (ii) no choice
(iii) little choice (iv) buy at fixed price
n. They buyers and sellers could have little.
(i) serious conversation
(ii) unimportant conversation
(iv) exchange of ideas
2. Answer the following questions in brief.
a. Why did Mita, Zara, Jhuma Islam and Mazharul Islam wake up very early?
b. Where did they plan to have their breakfast?
c. When did they reach market?
d. What did surround the canals?
e. How did they go to the market?
f. When did the boatman start rowing slowly?
g. What were seen everywhere?
h. Who were mainly the sellers of the floating market?
i. What items were sold in the floating market?
j. How did the buyers and sellers row their boats?
k. Where did the sellers display their goods?
l. What could the buyers and sellers have while buying and selling things?
m. Which day did they visit the floating market?
3. Read the passage again and write a summary of it in around 50 words.
1. a-ii, b-iii, c-iv, d-iii, e-iii, f-iv, g-iii, h-i, i-iv, j-iii, k-i, l-ii, m-i, n-ii
2. a. Mita, Zara, Jhuma Islam and Mazharul Islam woke up very early to go to Tha Kha floating market.
b. They planned to have their breakfast at the market.
c. They reached the market sharp at 7.
d. Coconut palm trees surrounded the canals.
e. They went to market by a hired boat.
f. The boatman started to row slowly taking them to the centre of the market.
g. Boats were seen everywhere.
h. The sellers were mainly elderly Thai women.
i. Flowers, farm-fresh coconuts, fruits, vegetables, local food and delicious sweets were sold in the floating market.
j. The buyers and sellers rowed their boats slowly.
k. The sellers displayed their goods for sale.
l. The buyers and sellers could have a little chit-chat while buying and selling things.
m. They visited the floating market on Sunday.
3. On Sunday Mita, Zara , Jhuma and Mazharul Islam got ready very early for Tha Kha floating market. They reached there sharp at 7. The market was on boats and sellers were mainly elderly Thai women. Their boats were laden with bundles of lotus flowers, farm-fresh coconuts, fruits, vegetables, local food and delicious sweets.