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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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Comprehension and Current Affairs for top students (Part 2)

Current Affairs and good English are key to success… Read the following write-up and answer the question appearing between the paragraphs. This week, he accused left-wing nongovernmental organizations of deliberately starting the fires, but later admitted that he had no evidence to back up the claim. “Everything indicates that people went there to film and then to […]

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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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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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Comprehension questions 17

Comprehension questions 17 Read the following write-up and answer the questions that follow. ‘Girish Karnad has passed away at the age of 81’, read a message on my phone from an old acquaintance on Monday morning. His death had been announced to the world like a palace guard who would casually inform the arrival or […]

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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 […]

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Writing ‘for’ & ‘against’ a certain view

Reading poetry does us great harm by distracting our mind towards unwanted things. It shouldn’t be part of compulsory syllabus in school level.    Support and oppose. Support .. The world is being competitive at a furtive pace. From farmers to factory workers, from scientists to soldiers, we all are moving inexorably towards a 24X7 […]

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Summary / Precis writing tips

How to write a Precis / Summary.. Step by step guide.. Read the whole passage mindfully to acquaint yourself with the subject matter. Read any one random line and count the number of words in it. This is the average number per line. Count the number of lines. Multiply it with the average number of […]

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Summary / Precis writing with answer

Summary / Precis writing with answer Write the summery of the following article taken from the web news magazine TheWire (sourced from Reuters) dated 25.2.2019 ————————————————-.————————————— Passage …. Kabul: Afghanistan began exports to India through an Iranian port on Sunday, an official said, as the landlocked, war-torn nation turns to overseas markets to improve its […]

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Comprehension 4

Comprehension passage …. A rare Asiatic black bear has been spotted in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), South Korea’s government says. It was captured on video in the eastern part of the zone that divides North and South Korea. The Asiatic black bear is described as endangered by the World Wildlife Fund.The DMZ has become a […]