FACTUAL DESCRIPTION: How to Make a Cup of Tea

Q) Suppose you have a sister who does not know how to make a cup of tea. Now describe the process of making tea to her. = My dear sister today I am going to teach you something very special. I am going to teach you the process of making tea . It is a very simple task. Hope you would pay attention to it.        At first put on the stove and put a saucepan on it with some water. When the water will begin to boil put there some tea and some sugar to the taste. If you want to some flavor in your tea, you may add some pasted ginger and cardamom. Let the water to boil completely and then pour it into a cup through a strainer. Your tea will be ready for you. Q) Suppose you have a sister who does not know how to make an omelet. Now describe the process of making an omelet  her. = My dear sister today I am going to teach you something very special. I am going to tell you the process of making an omelet . It is a very simple task. Hope you would pay attention to me.         At first break in two


  Q) You have visited a book fair. Now write a report in not more than 150 words for an English daily. THE DISTRICT BOOK FAIR IN SIVASAGAR HAS STARTED FROM TODAY Staff report Sivasagar,Nov 17 ; The District Book Fair of Sivasagar has started from today in the Boarding field, Sivasagar. It is a four day long fare organized by the NGO 'JAAPI'. The deputy commissioner of  Sivasagar district Mr. Bishnu Kamal Bora has inaugurated the fair.              According to the organizing committee a good number of  publishers from all over the state have participated in the book fair. On the inauguration day three books of three famous authors were unveiled by the commissioner. Along with the local MLA ,several other eminent authors were present in the inauguration ceremony. Literary competitions were held among the students. A good number of students from all over the district came to take part in the competitions.               There was a heavy rush of readers to the book fair on the ver


              A Question of Trust 1.Q) Give a brief account of Horace Danby. = Horance Danby was a man of strange nature. He was at the age of fifty. In the eyes of other people he was a good and honest citizen. He dwelt with a housekeeper. In fact he was very happy except for attacks of hay fever in summer. His business was making locks and he was very successful at  his business. His hobby was reading books. Specially, he was very fond of reading those latest and expensive books which came to the market every year.              Though he was considered as a good and honest citizen by the people, as a matter of fact he was little good. He fulfilled his desires through a wrong way. He robbed every year a safe to buy his favourite books as he had not enough money to buy them. So, to say he was a thief. But he was not a typical thief. Because he robbed for a very good purpose and robbed only the well to do persons. 2.Q) Horace Danby was a meticulous planner but still he faltered where d

MAGH BIHU OR MAGHAR DOMAHI by Dr. Praphulladutta Goswami

Q) How do the Kachari's celebrate the Magh Bihu ? = Along with the Assamese people the Kachari's also celebrate Magh Bihu with similar customs. But these differ in certain features. Like the Assamese people they also tie cords round the fruit bearing trees. Like  the Assamese people they not only offer rice to the animals but also to the birds and fishes. Moreover on the day Domahi they put a mark of water mixed with cow dung, around their granary. On the seventh day of Magh Bihu they again clean the utensils and sacrifices fowls to their God Bathou and go out for carol singing to collect some eatables. They call this custom Magan or begging.            Another point to note is that the Kachari's make Bhelaghar and set fire to them with special customs. The cowherd boys burn the Bhelaghars early in the morning before the crows come out of their nests. While setting fire to the Bhelaghar, the leading cowherd prays for the whole village as ' Glory, Glory, Glory glory to o


                THE TIGER KING Q.1) Who is the tiger king ? Why did he get the name ? = The Tiger King is the maharaja of the Pratibandapuram State.           When the tiger King was born a chief astrologer predicted that his death would come from a tiger. When the Maharaja came to know it , he started a tiger hunting mission. He was able to kill ninety nine tigers but the hundredth tiger which was made of wood took revenge upon the Maharaja. Thus, the Maharaja got this name. Q.2) What did the royal infant grow up to be ? = The royal infant grew up to be hero of heroes, warrior of warriors and champion of champions. When he came of age twenty, the State which had been with the court of Wards until then, came into his hands. Q.3) What did the Maharaja do to find the required number of tigers to kill ? = The Maharaja married a right girl from a royal family of a nearby state which possessed a large number of tigers to kill. Q. 4) What did the chief astrologer predict about the tiger king


   MADAM RIDES THE BUS Write whether the following statements are true or false. a) Valliammai was called Valli in short. = True b) Valli's favourite pastime was to draw paintings. = False c) Valli travelled in a lorry. = False d) Valli informed her mother about her journey by bus. = False e) Valli's wish was to ride the bus. = True f) Valli could reach the town in the bus in thirty minutes. = False g) The conductor addressed Valli as madam. = True h) Valli clapped her hands with joy at seeing a cow running in front of the bus. = True i) Valli was  very curious about things. = True GIVE SHORT ANSWER OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS. a) Who wrote the story, 'Madam Rides the Bus' ? = Vallikkannan wrote the story , 'Madam Rides the Bus' . b) Who was Valliammai ? = Valliammai was a little girl of eight years old who was very curious about things. c) What was Valli's favourite pastime ? = Valli's favourite pastime was to stand at the front doorway of her house and


                  THE HAPPY PRINCE NCRT SOLUTIONS Q) Where did the friends of the little Swallow go ? Where had he stayed ? = The friends of the little Swallow went to Egypt and he had stayed behind in his country. Q) Why do the courtiers call the prince ' The Happy Prince' ? Is he really happy ? What does he see all around him ? = The courtiers call the prince ' The Happy Prince' because when he was alive and had a human heart he did not know what tears were and sorrow was not allowed to enter the place he lived in. All the people in his state were very happy and wealthy.            No, now he is not really happy. All around him , he sees troubles and sorrows of his people. Q) Why does the Happy Prince send a ruby for the seamstress ? Why does the swallow do in the seamstress house ? = The seamstress was very poor and her face was thin and worn. She was embroidering flowers on a satin grown for the loveliest of the Queen's maids of honour, to wear at the following