Class 8 English Seen Passages (21-24)
Read the text and answer questions 1, 2 and 3. (Unit–9, Lesson–06)
Communication of ideas is at the center of civilization. It needs written records. Most of our records in the modern age are on paper. Though writing was invented very early paper is a more modern invention. For a long in history, people exchanged ideas through speaking and listening. Then there came the art of writing. But to record thoughts in writing was difficult. Writing materials were not available. People used the surface of stone, metal, wood, bark, leaves, etc. for writing. Those things were not easy to carry. Then for ages, people looked for easy writing materials. Finally, Paper was invented in China in 105 AD. Before the paper age, knowledge was very rest...
Class 8 English Seen Passages (15-20)
Read the text and answer questions 1, 2, and 3. (Unit–7, Lesson–03)
River gypsies are an ethnic group of people in Bangladesh. They are known as bedey to local people. The gypsies have their own lifestyle and culture. They live in groups and do not own any land. Therefore, they live a nomadic life, traveling from one place to another. These people roam across our rivers and waters from May to December in small country boats. These boats are their houses and these people are a part of our waters. In winter, many water bodies dry up. At that time they return to the mainland and live in make-shift tarpaulin tents on open river banks. You can see their men relaxing in the tents. Toddlers play with dogs or other pets in the dust. Women often idle...
Class 8 English Seen Passages
Read the text and answer questions 1, 2 and 3. (Unit–6, Lesson–01)
Zara lives with her parents in London. They have come to Bangladesh to visit Zara's aunt and uncle. She is very close to her cousin Mita. Both the families have visited many interesting places together in Bangladesh. It was great fun. Then they decided that they would visit some places outside Bangladesh too. They decided to go to Thailand. But Mita's parents were too busy with their work, so they could not go. However, Mita was going with them. Mita, Zara and her parents are at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. They are waiting in the lounge. Mita is very excited. This is her first time boarding a plane. They are flying by Bangladesh Biman. Mita is hoping to have a great time i...
Class 8 English Seen Passages Part -4 (10-11)
Read the text and answer questions 1, 2, and 3. (Unit–5, Lesson–04)
At the farthest corner of Bangladesh, there is a village called Tarapur. In this village, there lives a man named Kartik Poramanik. He is a hairdresser by profession, but a nature lover at heart.
His passion is to plant saplings, which grow into gigantic trees. He started planting trees when he was only 10 years old. He remembers what his father once told him, "My son, you can earn the blessings of God by planting trees." He has never forgotten what his father told him. At present, he is 63 years old.
He has planted hundreds of trees in his village. Many of the trees are now 35-40 years old. Once there were hardly any trees in this village. Kartik used to go to ...
Class 8 English Seen Passages 8-9
Class 8 English 1st paper Seen Passages
Read the text and answer questions 1, 2 and 3. (Unit–5, Lesson–02)
Shamima started to tell us her story. Listening to her, we were stunned and at the same time, our hearts were filled with admiration for her. It was 1995. Shamima was 15 years old. She got promoted to class 8. Shamima had all the dreams of an adolescent. She wanted to bring about a change in her life. She wanted to see happiness in her family too. She knew she could fulfill her dream by completing her education and getting a good job. Fifteen-year-old Shamima's dreams were nipped in the bud. Her father wanted to marry her off against her will. Marrying off a girl under 18 is against the law in Bangladesh. Shamima did not want to get mar...
Class 8 English Seen Passages Part 6-7
Read the text and answer the questions 1, 2 and 3. (Unit–3, Lesson–03)
The word 'hygiene' means the practice of keeping ourselves clean. It also means to keep our home and work places clean. It is important for our good health. Hygiene is thought to be next to godliness. It is because we cannot achieve anything physically, mentally or spiritually if we are unclean in our body, mind and soul. Nobody likes an unclean person either. So we must follow the rules of hygiene.
First, we must keep our body clean. We should have a bath every day and wash our hair regularly. This will keep the body and hair free from dirt and bacteria.
Secondly, we should always wash our clothes regularly. Dirty clothes give off bad smell and invite germs. W...
Class 8 English 1st Paper Seen Passage Reading Test: Part-2-5
2. Class 8 English Seen Passages
Read the text and answer the questions 1, 2 and 3. (Unit–1, Lesson–03)
The ethnic people in Bangladesh hold a very important place in the culture of the country. The majority of these people live in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
The others live in the regions of Mymensingh, Rajshahi and Sylhet.
They live in forest areas, in the hills and in the rural areas.They practise Jhum cultivation.
They clear a piece of land in the forest, prepare it and sow seeds in it.
They are mostly farmers. By religion they are Hindus, Christians or Buddhists.They speak their own mother tongues.Some of them are the Chakmas, the Marmans, the Tipperas and the Moorangs who live in the Hill Tracts.The Sa...
Class 8 English 1st Paper : Reading Test : Seen Passage (Part-1)
Read the text and answer the questions 1, 2 and 3. (Unit–1, Lesson–02)
Nakshi Kantha is a kind of embroidered quilt. The name was taken from the Bengali word, 'naksha' which means artistic pattern. It is a kind of traditional craft and is said to be indigenous to Bangladesh and West Bengal in India. The art has been practised in rural Bengal for centuries. The name ‘Nakshi Kantha’ became popular after the poet Jasimuddin's poem ‘Nakshi Kanthar Math’ was published in 1929.
Traditional kanthas are made for family use. Old or new cloth and thread are used to make these quilts. Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Rajshahi, Faridpur, Bogra and Jessore are most famous for this craft. Now it is produced commercially. You can fin...