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1. Read the following passage and answer the questions given below: As you know a great many people in India cannot read or write. They are illiterate. This is not their fault. They have never had the chance to learn and to read. But we know, too, that our great country cannot progress as it should do if the majority of the people are ignorant and uneducated. If we are to be the best kind of citizens, we must be educated. We must, at least, be able to read books, newspapers and magazines. Now those of us who have had the hence to go to school and to be educated have been given something of which many of our neighbours have been deprived. They, therefore, need our help. In this matter we are in a position to help them if we are willing to do so. We should show our neighbourliness if we find our next door neighbour lying at the side of the road and unable to move because he has broken his leg. So we should show our neighbourliness when we find him unable to make progress because he cannot read. a. Why are the majority of our people illiterate? b. What is essential to a person if he wants to be the best kind of citizen? c. How can illiteracy be removed from India? d. What is our duty towards our illiterate neighbour? e. what would you do if you find a person lying injured on the road? f. Give a suitable heading for the above passage. g. Find a word from the passage which means the same as ‘friendly feeling’. h. Find a word from the passage which is the opposite of ‘literate’.

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