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Comprehension exercise for South Asian students 2

Read the following write-up ad answer the questions that follow. …. Write-up  Across the world, climate change is sparking conflict as people struggle over dwindling resources. The fight over water could quickly escalate between India and Pakistan — and both have nuclear arms. Yemen, Somalia and Syria are just some of the places where climate change is […]

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Comprehension exercise for South Asian students

Read the text below and answer the questions that follow. How Britain’s opium trade impoverished Indians At the time when the novel, “The Sea of P0ppies’ written by Amitav Ghose is set, poppy was harvested by some 1.3 million peasant households in northern India. The cash crop occupied between a quarter and half of a […]

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Writing skill –The Right Word in the Right Place 1

How best to use these words to add punch to your words…. Refuse, Decline, Deny, Counter, Refute, Botch, Rubbish, Dismiss, Demolish, Rip apart, Rebut ———————————-.———————- Refuse .. a. During Ramzan, the devout Muslim old man refused to sip even a drop of water despite the doctors warning him that his illness could worsen if didn’t […]

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Comprehension and Current Affairs for top students Part 1

Current Affairs and good English are key to success… Read the following write-up and answer the question appearing between the paragraphs. President Trump and leaders of the other Group of Seven nations will meet at the seaside French town of Biarritz this weekend for a ritzy get-together that hopes to be defined by its eco-friendliness. Summit […]

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Reading skills -CBSE Class 10 & 11

Reading skills for CBSE Class X and XI If Britain finally leaves the European Union in a couple of months, it may get a commemorative coin to remember it by. Sajid Javid, Britain’s new treasury head, is reportedly planning for special 50-pence Brexit coins to be minted and in mass circulation, stamped with the planned […]

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Reading skill for CBSE Class X

Reading skill for CBSE Class 10 Read the following paragraphs and answer the questions that follow. The protesters of Hong Kong and Moscow aren’t backing down. In two world cities, a defiant brand of people power is standing tall against authoritarian rule. For the fifth consecutive weekend, protesters massed in Moscow, clamoring for opposition candidates to […]

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Reading skill– CBSE Class 11

CBSE Class 10 English questions…. Reading skill evaluation Read the following write up and answer the questions that follow. ————————————————– Chinese authorities have declared a red alert as a powerful typhoon heads towards the eastern coast. Typhoon Lekima is currently battering Taiwan with winds of more than 190km/h (120mph) and is due to make landfall […]

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CBSE type Comprehension exercise 1

CBSE type Comprehension exercise 1 Read the following paragraphs and answer the questions that follow. Walking in one of Panaji’s local markets one warm afternoon earlier this year, I found the shops shuttered all along the street. I was in search of a new pair of shoes to replace the ones that had just given […]

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Figures of Speech

Figures of Speech Simile, Metaphor, Hyperbole, Oxymoron, Metonymy, Synecdoche, Hyperbole, Pun Exclamation, Interrogation, Climax, Anticlimax ————————————.————————– Figures of Speech .. Introduction .. If we write English using words to describe objects, feelings, situations etc. using precise and the most befitting word, our writing, both in prose and poetry form, will appear drab, monotonous and uninteresting. […]

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Writing ‘for’ & ‘against’ a view -2

Making children practice handwriting is a wasteful exercise. With the advent of computers, handwriting has lost its relevance. Support and oppose. —————————————————————- Support .. Computers are making inroads into our lives at an unstoppable pace. With the advent of AI, IoT, Machine Learning etc., Information Technology will touch every sphere of our life. The effect […]