Direction: You have two brief passages with five questions following each passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Journalism means several things. First of all, it means the ability to write and convey thoughts in a way that people will understand things quickly. It means being able to turn long articles into shape. It means knowing your grammar and composition rules inside out and upside down. It also means a nose for news and feel for words, respect for truth and a sense of mission. A journalist should be able to size up a situation on the spot. He should also develop a deep insight into human conditions. Nobody can teach you the finer aspects of journalism. No plastic surgeon can give you a nose for news. No teacher can give you a feel for words.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDSnose for news :reading the news and giving it all your attention; search for news
Direction: You have one brief passage with 5 questions following the passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Every society must develop in its people a social responsibility. This is something that we, in India, have been falling short of. We are very individualistic and don’t relate ourselves to our society as such. Very seldom, do we actually go out and do something, which is beneficial to the society and which does not have a side-benefit for ourselves, as individuals. And, this is another thing that must be built into the education system. Our young boys and girls coming out must have a feeling for our society. There is a special responsibility that you have, that we all have in building up the spirit. We have to see that what we learn is not used only for our own personal benefits, that every task we do is such that it benefits the weak and the poor, as Gandhiji has said. India, today, is striving out into the modern world. We are looking ahead to new technology, to high technology, new methods, new types of employment, and a new dynamism in our economic growth. But while we look ahead, we must not forget the millions who are still below the poverty line. When we look at technology, when we look at science, when we look at development, our attention must not be diverted from what is still a major block in India — the poor and deprived groups. And everything we do must be targetted in a manner that the benefit will flow to the weak, the deprived and the depressed.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
dynamism :energy and enthusiasm to make new things happen or to make things succeed.
fall short of: to fail to reach the standard you need
deprived : needy
depressed : very sad and without hope