Part-A : Reading Test

Read the passage carefully and answer the questions following it.

 The first thing is that teaching given women a better opportunity to take care of both home and career. Very few people realize the amount of work that a teacher has to do. A teacher not only has to take classes but also has to assess student’s test and exam scripts after class hours. Also you have to study and be aware of the latest findings and development in the field of teaching.

 In the university teaching profession a good postgraduate degree from a well-known university is essential for a better career path. However, you can develop as a teacher by doing refresher courses from time to time, by doing study and research and most importantly, by co-operating with the colleagues.

 Opportunity for professional development exist equally for everyone in teaching. Yet due to social and family circumstances, it often becomes difficult for women to take them. Thus they fall behind in the merit race. It is not that easy for a women to leave her family and home behind in order to receive training abroad, even sometimes within the country.

 The most important thing in any woman’s successful career is the support she gets from her family. This is something that can make or break her career.

 Things are definitely changing though the change is slow and there is much scope for improvement. The new generation of women in the work place seem more assertive and confident in their work. They are more organized and have a lot more courage than what we had in our day. I feel that the new generation of women can go far into their career as they now have more confidence in themselves.

 At first, you have to get good qualifications. Qualifications are something that can never be taken away from you. Plan your career as early as possible and try to make a choice that allows you to give back something to your society.

 Read the passage carefully and answer the questions following it.

 1. Choose the best answer from the alternative : 1-5=5

 a) The word ‘confident’ means …

 i) feeling sure about one’s own ability.

 ii) feeling proud of things.

 iii) having capacity to do things.

 iv) having firmess to do things.

 b) A woman’s successful career largely depends on her ……

 i) professional training.

 ii) financial assistance.

 iii) co-operative friends.

 iv) family support.

 c) The new generation of women are more assertive. Here the word ‘assertive’ means ….

 i) submissive

 ii) boldly expressive

 iii) positive iv) narrative.

 d) The noun form of ‘courage’ is ….

 i) encourage ii) encouragement

 iii) courageous iv) career.

 e) A teacher’s duty is …….

 i) to conduct classes

ii) to check exam scripts

 iii) to set questions

iv) all of the above.

 2. Write whether the following statements are true or false, If false give the correct answer : 1-5=5

 a) It is not possible for women to avail training facilities.

 b) Things are static and there is less scope for improvement.

 c) Teaching is an easy job compared to office work.

 d) Qualifications can never be taken away from any person.

 e) Teaching is a gender based profession.

 3) Fill in each blank in the following passage with a suitable word from the box below. There are more words than necessary. 1/2×10=5

 opportunity, study, behind, regarding, where, abreast, qualification,

 ample, hearted, attending  teaching, obtain

 There is an (a)………… opportunity for female to take up teaching as a career (b) ………… they can manage their own family as well as to establish their career. In teaching profession one has to (c) ………… a good educational (d) ………… . At the same time she/he has to study a lot to keep (e) ………… with the latest information (f) ………… new teaching method. But in this case a female teachers have to lag (g) ………… because they fail to take the (h) …………  for professional excellence by (i) ………… different seminars. In most cases they fail to get whole (j) ………… support from the family members.

 4) Read the passage in ‘A’ again. Now write a paragraph based on the information about teaching. Use the clues in the box below. Write the information in the correct sequence as it appears in the text. The paragraph should not exceed 70 words. 5

 5) Read the passage in ‘A’ again. Now, answers the following questions in your own words :       1×5=5

realize_ work_ development_ aware_ exam_ nation_ assess_ test

 (a) What do most people think about teaching?

 (b) Why does a woman lag behind in her career?

 (c) What is the pre-condition of being a university teacher?

 (d) How can a teacher improve himself/herself professionally?

 (e) What is essential to be a good teacher?

 6) Fill in each gap with a suitable word of your own based on the information form the text in ‘A’.

 A teacher (a)…………… has to take classes (b) …………… has to (c) …………… students’ (d) …………… and exam (e) …………… after class hour. Also she/he has to (f) …………… and (g) …………… aware of the (h) …………… findings and (i) …………… in the field of (j) …………… .

 7) Read the passage in ‘A’ again. Imagine you are Rehana Chowdhury a teacher of a school. Now write in about 70-80 words about your idea of teaching as a career, how you enjoy teaching and problems you face. 5

 8) Read the passage in ‘A’ again. Now, write the main idea of the passage in your own words in not more than five sentences. 5

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