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Directions:(1-10) Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:

Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding. – William Arthur Ward has expressed ‘to a T’ the true meaning of teaching; it is to continuously polish one’s expertise to reach the zenith of perfection. The creation of an excelling tomorrow lies upon the teacher. So the sole job of a teacher is to mould the minds of the future generation. If you want to excel in the task of being a good teacher then there is a list of facts you must get used to. Now there is a sincere effort for upgrading teaching techniques, which can be more effective with the appropriate involvement of students and teachers. Nowadays, many schools have turned to child-centric learning for indulging the children. This kind of upgraded technique not only includes the active participation of the children but it also attracts their interest. A good teacher plays the important role of an educator, a guide, an inspiration, and a friend while gently helping the ‘slow learners’ climb the steep learning tree and also engaging with the ‘bright minds’ delve deeper into knowledge and concepts and thereby meet their need to be ahead of others.

In a classroom there are students with different learning abilities and the teacher faces a formidable challenge. But the teachers tap the little minds of young children and plant the seeds of curiosity and knowledge in them. This inculcates the values of self-learning, exploration, and philosophical inquiry. Each child must be allowed to work through his/ her individual will and truly understand the new facts according to his/ her own unique way and capabilities. A teacher helps her students learn some of these things about each other, especially the strengths and hopes. Always keep in mind that there is nothing in the environment that the child cannot see or touch or play with. All the equipment should be scaled down to the child’s reach. An ideal classroom should have a frank, productive atmosphere where joy and education meet together. A good teacher learns all she can about their academic strengths and needs, but even more about their interests, fears, hopes , and worries. You must learn how to create such an enriched environment full of freedom and activities where intellectual development can spontaneously flourish. A good teacher knows his/ her students on many levels. She helps her students learn these things about themselves. A teacher is someone who has an affinity with the students she is teaching. But to be a successful teacher who can identify with the aspirations and difficulties of his/ her students, you need to get a teachers’ training course, which would help you achieve your professional grail.

1. What is the tone of the passage?

2. According to the author, what is the most important job of a teacher?

3. Which of the following sentences would the author agree with, the most?

4. Why does the author say that William Arthur Ward expressed the true meaning of teaching ‘to a T’?

5. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

6. Which of the following is similar in meaning to the word “mould”?

7. Which of the following is opposite in meaning to the word “upgrade”?

8. Which of the following words is opposite in meaning to the word “flourish”?

9. What is the primary purpose of the passage?

10. Which of the following words is similar in meaning to the word “ZENITH”?

 

 

Check your Answers below:

 

 

  1. Directions:(1-10) Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:

    Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding. – William Arthur Ward has expressed ‘to a T’ the true meaning of teaching; it is to continuously polish one’s expertise to reach the zenith of perfection. The creation of an excelling tomorrow lies upon the teacher. So the sole job of a teacher is to mould the minds of the future generation. If you want to excel in the task of being a good teacher then there is a list of facts you must get used to. Now there is a sincere effort for upgrading teaching techniques, which can be more effective with the appropriate involvement of students and teachers. Nowadays, many schools have turned to child-centric learning for indulging the children. This kind of upgraded technique not only includes the active participation of the children but it also attracts their interest. A good teacher plays the important role of an educator, a guide, an inspiration, and a friend while gently helping the ‘slow learners’ climb the steep learning tree and also engaging with the ‘bright minds’ delve deeper into knowledge and concepts and thereby meet their need to be ahead of others.

    In a classroom there are students with different learning abilities and the teacher faces a formidable challenge. But the teachers tap the little minds of young children and plant the seeds of curiosity and knowledge in them. This inculcates the values of self-learning, exploration, and philosophical inquiry. Each child must be allowed to work through his/ her individual will and truly understand the new facts according to his/ her own unique way and capabilities. A teacher helps her students learn some of these things about each other, especially the strengths and hopes. Always keep in mind that there is nothing in the environment that the child cannot see or touch or play with. All the equipment should be scaled down to the child’s reach. An ideal classroom should have a frank, productive atmosphere where joy and education meet together. A good teacher learns all she can about their academic strengths and needs, but even more about their interests, fears, hopes , and worries. You must learn how to create such an enriched environment full of freedom and activities where intellectual development can spontaneously flourish. A good teacher knows his/ her students on many levels. She helps her students learn these things about themselves. A teacher is someone who has an affinity with the students she is teaching. But to be a successful teacher who can identify with the aspirations and difficulties of his/ her students, you need to get a teachers’ training course, which would help you achieve your professional grail.

    1. What is the tone of the passage?

    Ans:3
    In the passage, the author is describing the various tasks that a person who wants to be a good teacher has to do. So, the tone of the passage is descriptive.

  2. 2. Question

    According to the author, what is the most important job of a teacher?

    Ans: 1
    Refer to the first paragraph of the passage. “The creation of an excelling tomorrow lies upon the teacher. So the sole job of a teacher is to mould the minds of the future generation.” From this, we can understand that the most important job of a teacher is to mould the minds of the future generations.

  3. 3. Question

    Which of the following sentences would the author agree with, the most?

    Ans:4
    In the first paragraph, when the author talks about the upgraded techniques of teaching, he says that they include the active participation of the student as well as attracts the student’s interest. So, the author would most agree with option d). He would not agree with any of the other statements.

  4. 4. Question

    Why does the author say that William Arthur Ward expressed the true meaning of teaching ‘to a T’?

    Ans:2
    The meaning of ‘to a T’ is ‘to get it exactly’. In the first paragraph, when the author says that William Arthur Ward expressed the true meaning of teaching to a ‘T’, he means that he got the meaning exactly correct. So, option b) is the correct answer.

  5. 5. Question

    Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

    Ans:1
    In the second paragraph, while listing the tasks that a good teacher has to perform, the author says that a good teacher knows about the academic strengths of a student but more about his interests, hopes, fears etc. So, we can infer the statement in option a). None of the other statements can be inferred from the information provided in the paragraph.

  6. 6. Question

    Which of the following is similar in meaning to the word “mould”?

    Ans:5
    The meaning of ‘mould’ is ‘to shape’. The words that are similar in meaning to this word are ‘chisel’ and ‘sculpt’. So, the answer is e) more than one of the above.

  7. 7. Question

    Which of the following is opposite in meaning to the word “upgrade”?

    Ans:3
    The meaning of ‘upgrade’ is ‘to elevate’. The opposite of this is ‘to reduce’ or diminish. So, option c) is the correct answer.

  8. 8. Question

    Which of the following words is opposite in meaning to the word “flourish”?

    Ans:2
    The meaning of the word ‘flourish’ is ‘to succeed’. So, the opposite of this is to fail or to degrade. Option b) is the correct answer.

  9. 9. Question

    What is the primary purpose of the passage?

    Ans:3
    The author is describing the various tasks that a good teacher should perform. The tone of the passage is descriptive and not persuasive. Hence, we can eliminate the first two options. Option C perfectly fits the passage and hence is the right answer.

  10. 10. Question

    Which of the following words is similar in meaning to the word “ZENITH”?

    Ans:1
    “Zenith”, as used in the passage, means the highest point. Hence, the word closest in meaning is option A.