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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more