Reporting Commands (Memoirs of my Visit to France)

Reading comprehension

Chapter: Memoirs of my Visit to France

Read the paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of the reading passage and write true if the information is correct, false if the information is incorrect, and not given if there is no information given in the passage.

  1. Paul Cézanne is an impressionist painter. - false
  2. The author plans to give a cursory glance at museums. - true
  3. He was assigned an Academy project entitled Introduction to the Literary Trends and Movements. - true
  4. The author has no words to express how he felt upon seeing the Mona Lisa in Rodin. - not given
  5. Paris has as many museums as temples in Kathmandu. - true
  6. The author decided to visit Monet’s Museum on the first day of his tour. - false

Read the paragraphs 4, 5, 6 and 7. Then, choose the correct ending for each statement from the box.

a. In his Academy project, the author had to present a glimpse of literary trends and movements of the world.
b. The author wrote briefly on new trends of art and their relationship with literature using secondary sources of information.
c. According to the author, most of the literature originated from art.
d. Bangdel’s Muluk Bahira Ma is a magnum opus.
e. In Musée d’Art Moderne, one can look at the paintings of Braque and Picasso.

Read the paragraphs 8 and 9, and complete the following sentences choosing the correct options.

a. The author visited the museum ...
i. with Nirmal
ii. alone (✓)
iii. with a French woman
iv. with Napoleon Bonaparte

b. The author had to buy tickets ...
i. with Nirmal
ii. from the metro station
iii. from a vending machine (✓)
iv. with a French woman

c. If you get lost in France ...
i. nobody asks you in English
ii. everyone asks you in English
iii. nobody cares about you (✓)
iv. you have to use a map

d. Hitler and the Jews was written by ...
i. Lainsingh Bangdel (✓)
ii. B. P. Koirala
ii. Govinda Raj Bhattarai
iv. Manu

e. The author travelled for 30 minutes from the Paris Nord station to ...
i. Baltimore
ii. Rodin Museum (✓)
iii. Vernon
iv. Monet Museum

f. ... thinks nobody knows him.
i. Lainsingh Bangdel (✓)
ii. B. P. Koirala
iii. Nirmal
iv. Govinda Raj Bhattarai

g. The author was afraid of con¿ ned spaces, so he felt suffocated while ...
i. visiting Musee Rodin
ii. travelling underground (✓)
iii. climbing the escalator
iv. all of the above

Read the paragraphs from 10 to 14, and answer the following questions.

a. What was the weather like?

The weather was cold and wet.

b. Where was Musée Rodin?

Musée Rodin was located on the left bank of the Seine river, in a mansion called the Hôtel Biron.

c. Describe the road as the author described it.

The road was very wet and slippery, and the author had to walk carefully to avoid slipping.

d. Why did the author feel lonely and helpless?

The author felt lonely and helpless because he was in a foreign country and didn't know the language or the culture.

e. Why did the author buy a hand machine?

The author bought a hand machine to keep his hands warm.

f. What was the garden like? Describe it briefly.

The garden at Musée Rodin was a beautiful and peaceful place, with large trees and bushes, and several sculptures by Rodin scattered throughout.

g. Describe Rodin’s Thinking Man in few sentences.

Rodin's Thinking Man was a life-size sculpture of a man seated on a rock, with his head resting on his hand as if deep in thought. The sculpture was made of bronze and had a rough, unfinished look to it.

h. When had the author visited museum in Baltimore?

The author visited the museum in Baltimore two decades ago.

i. Where was the replica of Rodin’s thinker man?

The replica of Rodin's Thinking Man was located in the garden of Musée Rodin.

j. What was the theme of brochure distributed at the metro station?

The theme of the brochure distributed at the metro station was the history and art of Paris.


Read each sentence, and write a new sentence with the same meaning.

a. "Don't wait."
He asked me not to wait.

b. "Remember to post the letter."
She reminded me to remember to post the letter.

c. "Keep out of these rooms at all times."
Kripa warned me to keep out of these rooms at all times.

d. "Don't shout."
Bill told Jane not to shout.

e. "Please don't tell anyone what happened."
Anuj asked me not to tell anyone what happened.

f. "Open the door for her."
Tom asked her to open the door for her.

g. "Listen carefully."
Shabdik asked Prasiksha to listen carefully.

Report the following sentences.

a. “Eat more vegetables and fruits,” the doctor said.
The doctor told me to eat more vegetables and fruits.

b. “Shut the door,” dad said.
Dad told me to shut the door.

c. Arnav said, “Thank you!”
Arnav thanked me.

d. The notice said, “Welcome to Manang!”
The notice welcomed me to Manang.

e. “Don’t drive too fast,” I begged him.
I begged him not to drive too fast.

f. “Fry it in oil,” she advised me.
She advised me to fry it in oil.

g. He advised me, “Don’t lend her anything.”
He advised me not to lend her anything.


Write a cooking recipe to prepare a cup of milk tea.


  1. 1 cup of water
  2. 1/2 cup of milk
  3. 2 tsp of black tea leaves
  4. 2 tsp of sugar (optional)

Cooking recipe:

  1. Boil water in a saucepan.
  2. Add the tea leaves and let it steep for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the milk and sugar (if using) and bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Strain the tea into a cup and serve hot.