Seen Comprehension

Unit : 15 Lesson : 7

Read the passage carefully and answer the questions following it.

Strategy is an appropriate word to use for your approach to the examination on the day. It has been said that about 50 percent of your chances of success relate to your examination skill rather than to your subject knowledge.
So check and double check your exam dates and times. Check what you are allowed and what you are not allowed to take in with you and have these ready the day before. Budget your time. Do not waste time elaborating adequate answers if you ought to be moving to the next question. Always attempt to answer all the questions.
Follow the instructions. It is a good idea to double-check this before the exam. Read through the whole question paper before starting to write. Take each question as you come to it and think how your might cope with it. Then move on to the next question and do the same again. By the time you get to the last question, you will have found the questions easier than they seemed at first glance. Spend at least five minutes per question thinking about and planning your answer. This is never a waste of time.
Underline the key words in the questions that indicate what you are required to do. Again, it is useful half way through writing the answer, to check back that you are doing what you should. Make your answer legible. You can’t change your handwriting but if it is very ti� or very large use double spacing to make it easy on the eye for the reader.

1. Choose the best answer from the alternatives : 

a) Strategy is a &e.
i) memory test for exam
ii) test for activeness
iii) skill for exam
iv) syllabus for exam
b) Budget your time means &e.
i) to determine one’s income
ii) annual calculation
iii) to fix up time
iv) maintaining time
c) The key words should be &e.
i) underlined ii) read
iii) marked iv) indicated
d) What are the things that an examine requires to check again and again?
i) ideas about the subject
ii) lengthy answers
iii) planning the answers
iv) exam dates and times
e) The word ‘Legible’ means &e.
i) difficult ii) distinct
iii) hayy iv) complex

 2. Write whether the statements are true or false. If false, give the correct answer. 

a) One should always attempt to answer essential questions.
b) Following instructions are thought to be defective idea.
c) One’s examination skill has no less importance.
d) It is strongly recommended to change candidate’s handwriting.
e) Necessary things should be made ready before the examination.

3) Fill in each gap in the following passage with a suitable word from the box. There are

face, follow, with, making, only, connected, answering, best, success, achieve, related, acquire

Students should remember that they need to (a) some examination skills (b) a views to making good results. Mere knowledge of the sufficient matter can’t help a student to (c) a better result. The (d) in the examination depends not (e) of the sufficient knowledge but also on the proper planning (f) to the examination work. Every student should make the (g) use of his time in the examination hall. He must avoid (h) wastage of time so that he has to (i) no difficulties in (j) all the questions in the examination.

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