S e e n C o m p r e h e n s i o n
Read the text and answer the following questions :
Most of these ethnic people living in Bangladesh have some common characteristics. They have their own lifestyles.
They build their houses on bamboo or wooden platforms called ‘machang’. Rice is their staple food. They eat vegetables, maize and fish, poultry and meat. Their kitchen utensils are bamboo, wooden and earthen pots which they make themselves. Men wear lungis and women wear thamis or sarongs and angis. Women weave their own clothes. Hunting and fishing are their favourite pastimes. They are fond of songs music dances, theatre and fairs. Traditional musical instruments used are bugles made from buffalo horns, drums and bamboo flutes. Wrestling is a popular sport for them.
Platform—মাচা, utensils—সরঞ্জাম, instrument—যন্ত্র, pastimes—চিত্তবিনোদন, Wrestling—কুস্তি।
1. Guess the meaning of the following words and choose the correct answer closest to the text.
(a) The word ‘ethnic’ refers of _.
(i) poor (ii) national (iii) common (iv) gentile
(b) The ethnic people of Bangladesh have some _ characters.
(i) Various (ii) uncommon (iii) common (iv) same
(c) The word ‘kitchen’ mean _
(i) a room or area where food is prepared
(ii) a room or area where food is cooked (iii) a room or area where food is prepared and cooked
(iv) all of the above
(d) They _ cultural activities.
(i) dislike (ii) hate (iii) like (iv) avoid
(e) The word ‘popular’ means _.
(i) liked by all (ii) praised by all (ii) admired by all (iv) all of the above
(f) What is a bugle?
(i) Musical instrument (ii) Farming (iii) Office tool (iv) Kitchen utensil
(g) Women wear _
(i) thamis (ii) sarongs (iii) ongis
(iv) thamis or sarongs and angis
(a) (ii) national
(b) (iii) common
(c) (iv) all of the above (d) (iii) like
(e) (iv) all of the above (f) (i) Musical instrument
(g) (iv) thamis or sarongs and angis
2. Answer the following questions :
(a) Where do the ethnic people build their houses?
(b) What is a bugle?
(c) What do the women wear?
(d) What are their favorite pastimes?
(a) The ethnic people build their houses on the wooden or bamboo platforms.
(b) Bugle is a traditional musical instrument made from a buffalo horn.
(c) The women wear thamis or sarongs and angis.
(d) Their favorite pastimes are fishing and hunting.
3. Read the following text and fill in the gaps with appropriate words to make it a meaningful one.
Hilsa is very popular (a) _ the people of Bangladesh. Panta ilish is a (b) _ platter of panta bhat. It is streamed rice soaked in water and served with a (c) _ hilsha slice, often together with dried fish, pickles, lentil soup, green chilies and onion. It is a (d) _ dish on the (e) _ Boishakh.