Reading II

A. Find the words from the text above that have the following meanings.

a. a small flash of light, especially a reflected one → glint b. main branch of a tree → branch c. a little tower of a building or a castle → turret d. a set of steps leading from one floor of a building to another → stair e. causing great wonder; extraordinary → wonderful

B. Choose the correct answer.

a. What does the speaker view from the branch of the tree?
iii. the town

b. What aids the speaker to go up and up?
ii. the branches on the tree

c. What does the speaker compare the glow of a dome with?
iii. sea foam

d. Which of the following statements is true?
ii. The speaker is sure to get to the top of the tree now.

e. Which of the following statements carries the message of the poem?
i. We should not give up in the middle of any situation or a goal.

C. Answer these questions.

a. Why does the speaker want to climb on the tree?

The speaker wants to climb the tree to reach the top and see the town shining above.

b. What things are shining brightly when viewed from above?

When viewed from above, the spire, turret, dome, and pinacles are shining brightly.

c. Is it the first time that the speaker has climbed up the tree? How do you know?

No, it is not the first time the speaker has climbed the tree. This is indicated by the line "Before, I have always had to stop," suggesting previous attempts.

d. Make a list of words from the poem which describe the light or brightness.

Words from the poem that describe light or brightness: gleam, glint, sparkling, bright, flash.

e. What do the sky and the earth symbolise in the poem?

In the poem, the sky symbolizes aspiration, freedom, and endless possibilities, while the earth symbolizes grounding, stability, and the starting point. The climb from the earth to the sky represents the journey of pursuing dreams and ambitions.

D. “The more determined you are, the better opportunity you will achieve in life and obtain what you want in life.” Do you agree with this statement? Discuss.

I agree with the statement that the more determined you are, the better opportunity you will achieve in life and obtain what you want in life.

Determination is the willingness to keep going, even when things are tough. It is the belief that you can achieve your goals, no matter what obstacles you face. When you are determined, you are more likely to persevere through challenges and setbacks. You are also more likely to take risks and try new things.

There are many examples of people who have achieved great things because of their determination. For instance, J.K. Rowling didn't give up when her Harry Potter books were rejected 12 times. Now, those books are super popular. Steve Jobs is another example. He didn't stop when he got kicked out of Apple. He started a new company and then went back to Apple and made it even better.

These are just two examples of how determination can help you achieve your goals. Of course, determination is not the only factor that determines success. You also need to have talent, skills, and knowledge. However, determination is a critical factor. Without determination, it is very difficult to achieve your goals. So, if you want to be successful in life, be determined. Set your goals and don't give up on them, no matter what.

Grammar II

A. Change the following sentences with passive voice using 'being' or 'having'.

a. Puja hates people shouting at her in the street.
Puja hates being shouted at by people in the street.

b. Jahagir can't stand beggars wiping his feet.
Having his feet wiped by beggars is something Jahagir can't stand.

c. Our class teacher detests students flattering her.
Our class teacher detests having students flattering her.

d. The headteacher likes teachers checking students’ homeworks.
The headteacher likes having teachers check students' homeworks.

e. The actress does not mind journalists following her.
The actress does not mind having journalists follow her.

f. Rebika prefers people writing to her better than talking to her on the lines.
Rebika prefers having people write to her rather than talk to her in person.

B. Change the following sentences into active voice.

a. A lot of books are stored online by various sites.
Various sites store a lot of books online.

b. Computers are repaired with warranty here.
They repair computers with warranty here.

c. Chinese is rarely spoken in our community.
People in our community rarely speak Chinese.

d. The criminal is thought to have fled to another country.
They believe the criminal has fled to another country.

e. It is believed that the film can spell the spectators.
People believe the film can captivate the spectators.

f. Tt is expected that the war is going to end soon.
People expect the war to end soon.

g. She is supposed to be married.
People suppose she is going to be married.

h. I hate being kept waiting.
I hate waiting.

i. She loves having her clothes praised.
She loves it when people praise her clothes.

j. This road is not very often used.
People don't use this road very often.

k. Ajima is never punished by teachers.
Teachers never punish Ajima.

l. Many accidents are caused by speeding.
Speeding causes many accidents.

Writing II

Imagine you are the head teacher of a school and your school has a vacancy for the post of Secondary Level English teacher. Write an advertisement for the post mentioning the required academic qualification, experience, deadline and other necessary information.

Vacancy Announcement for Secondary Level English Teacher
Prembasti Secondary School
Bharatpur, Chitwan

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced English teacher to join our team at Prembasti School. The ideal candidate will have a passion for English and a commitment to helping students develop their language and literacy skills.

Qualifications and Experience

We are looking for a teacher with a degree in English or a related subject. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience teaching English at the secondary level. Experience of teaching in a challenging environment is desirable.


The closing date for applications is 15th August 2023.

To Apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter to

About Prembasti School

Prembasti School is a co-educational, public school located in Bharatpur, Chitwan. We are a highly regarded school with a strong reputation for academic excellence. We are committed to providing our students with a well-rounded education that prepares them for success in their future careers.