হলি রোজারি হাই স্কুল, ঢাকা
Read the text and answer the questions 5, 6, 7 and 8.
Bangladesh is a riverine country. Most of the rivers of this country rise from the Himalayas and fall into the Bay of Bengal. All rivers of Bangladesh flow from the north to the south. The Padma, the Meghna, the Jamuna etc. are the biggest and widest rivers.
There are other important rivers too. The Teesta, the Madhumati, the Arial Kha, the Korotoa, the Atrai, the Buriganga, the Gumoti, the Kushiara, the Karnaphuli and the Matamohuri are some of the other rivers. Some of the smaller rivers are the branches of the big rivers the rivers of Bangladesh bear a great utility. They have made the soil fertile.
During the rainy season, they leave silt deposits every year. Fishes abound in the rivers. Besides, rivers are the waterways of our country for trade, commerce and general transport. Again, some rivers are the source of energy. They help us produce electricity.
Sometimes, the rivers cause great damage to our life and property. In the rainy season, the rivers overflow their banks and cause flood, people suffer untold sufferings then.
5. Fill in the blanks with the correct word from the box below. There are three extra words which you need not use.
(a) There — many rivers in Bangladesh.
(b) Most of the rivers — from the Himalayas.
(c) The rivers are very — to us.
(d) We get — fish from our rivers.
(e) The rivers make our land —.
6. Read the following statements and write ‘True’ or ‘False’, If false, give the correct answer.
(a) Most of the rivers of Bangladesh originate from the Himalayas.
(b) The Padma is one of the widest rivers.
(c) Small rivers are separate from the big ones.
(d) Rivers make the Soil prolific.
(e) Rivers are a great means of general transport.
(f) We often lose our rivers and property greatly due to rivers.
7. Answer the following questions in a sentence or sentences.
(a) What kind of country is Bangladesh?
(b) Where do most of the rivers rise from?
(c) From which direction do all rivers of Bangladesh flow?
(d) How do the rivers create untold sufferings to us?
8. Suppose, your younger sister wants to know about the importance of the rivers of our Country. Now, write a letter to her about it. [write at least six sentences]
Here are some works to help you: address, date, Salutation, main Point of the letter, closing.
9. Make five WH questions from the given statements (By using who, what, when, where, why, which and How). Make question with the underline word (3).
(a) Andy is going to the book fair.
(b) Tamal has to take this medicine.
(c) Tamal can meet Andy in an hour
(d) Andy will meet Tamal at the book fair.
(e) They took the glass jar outside.
Answer : 5. (a) are
(d) a lot of
6. (a) True.
(b) False, correct answer: The padma, the Meghna, the Jamuna etc. are the biggest and widest rivers.
Correct answer: Small rivers are the branches of the big ones.
7. (a) Bangladesh is a riverine country.
(b) Most of the rivers rise from the Himalayas.
(c) All rivers of Bangladesh flow from the north to the South.
(d) In the rainy season, the rivers overflow their bank and cause flood. Then people under go untold sufferings.
(e) The rivers of Bangladesh are useful to her in many ways, Every year they leave silt deposits and thus make our land fertile. We use the rivers in transportation. They also help to produce electricity.
8. 105, Green Road
20 January, 2022
I received your letter yesterday. In your letter, you wanted to know about the importance of the rivers of our country. Well, let me write about it.
Bangladesh is a riverine country. The Padma, the Meghna, the Jamuna etc. are the main rivers of our country. These rivers play a very important role in our agriculture, commerce and trade and general transport. The rivers make our soil alluvial. Some strong rivers are the Source of energy.
They contribute to the production of electricity. Water vehicles convey people, goods etc. from one place to another. Thus rivers are very important in our lives. But sometimes, they become destructive too.
No more today. I am fine. Please convey my best regards to parents.
Your loving brother
9. (a) Who is going to the book fair?
(b) What does Tamal have to take?
(c) When can Tamal meet Andy?
(d) Where will Andy meet Tamal?
(e) What did they take outside?