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William Shakespeare

Model Question

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Part B : Unseen

Read the following text and answer questions 4 and 5.   

When William Shakespeare was a small boy, no one could have guessed that he would become the most famous writer of all time. His books have been translated into dozens of languages and his plays have been performed in almost all the countries of the world. And yet, in spite of his fame, our knowledge of much of his life remains extremely limited.    To begin with, although by tradition his birth is celebrated on the 23rd April, 1564, the exact date of his birth is unknown. Nor do we know very much about his childhood. We can only assume that he lived with his family in Stratford and went to the local Grammar School.   At the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, a farmers daughter, who was eight years older than he was. They had three children during the next three years. From then on, there is a gap of about seven years in our information about William Shakespeare. According to some people, he became a sailor. Others say that he had troubles with the police and had to leave Stratford and go to London to avoid arrest. What we know is that by 1592, he was a well-known actor and playwright. In 1594, he joined a new theatre company which performed at the Globe Theatre. The theatre was in the open-air and performances took place in the afternoon, if it did not rain! Of all his plays, The Tempest is said to be his greatest. It was finished in 1612 and is the last play he wrote. After writing it, he retired to Stratford, a rich and famous man. He lived there quietly until his death on 23 April, 1616, the same day as his traditional birthday. 

Important vocabularies

    plays-নাটক

    performed- সম্পাদক করা

extremely- চরমভাবে

    tradition- ঐতিহ্য

    assume- অনুমান করা

    avoid- এড়িয়ে চলা

    theatre- নাট্যশালা

    performances- কর্মক্ষমতা|

 

4. Complete the grid below with appropriate information.             1×5=5   

5. Read the passage again and write, whether the statements are true or false. Give correct answer, if the statement is false.      1×5=5

(a)     Shakespeare joined a new theatre company in 1594.

(b)     Of all the plays of Shakespeare, ‘King Lear’ is said to be the greatest.

(c)     Shakespeare finished The ‘Tempest’ in 1592.

(d)     Shakespeare expired in 1614.

(e)     Shakespeare lived at Stratford till his death.

 

Answers

Part B : Unseen

4. Information transfer

(i) 23 April 1564

    (ii) in his childhood

    (iii) in 1582/at the age of eighteen

    (iv) joined a new theatre company

    (v) was finished.

 

5. True/False

(a) True.

    (b) False. ‘The Tempest’ is said to be the greatest.

    (c) False. Shakespeare finished ‘The Tempest’ in 1612.

    (d) False. Shakespeare expired in 1616.

    (e) True.

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