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Published on July 30th, 2012 In category English

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Reading Comprehension- Practice set

Here is a new Reading comprehension to practice your English comprehension for competitive examinations.

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Here goes the passage, please read it carefully,

The word discipline comes from the word ‘Disciple’ which means a learner. So, discipline means learning a code of conduct. One can easily understand its necessity in every walk of life e.g; defence services, schools, colleges, industries and even nature.

Discipline creates a sense of sociability in human beings. It clearly aims at controlling our personal whims, impulses, desires and directs us towards obedience to prescribed codes of conduct. But unfortunately, the younger generation considers discipline to be a threat to individual freedom – which is of course, erroneous. Discipline makes our life streamlined and meaningful. Absence of discipline would degenerate one’s freedom into tyranny over other people or there would be utter chaos with every individual indulging in his own actions in the name of freedom. Take for instance your family. Our parents inspire us to do certain things and also forbid us to do certain kind of things. If there was no discipline family life would be ruined if every person did whatever he likes.
Discipline is equally important in schools and colleges. Students learn to do their work in time. They learn to respect their teachers and also learn manners, which distinguish them from uncivilized persons in society. Eventually, they become responsible citizens of the country.
Those who look askance at the idea of discipline should just look around and observe Nature. Discipline is inherent even in nature. The rising and setting of the sun, movement of planets, growth of plants and animals depict an order and a system, which man must imitate for his own good.
Discipline forms an inseparable part of our life right from our birth. Home is the first nursery of discipline followed by schools and colleges. It is this trait which distinguishes a social being from an unsocial one, an educated from an uneducated, and a man from a gentleman.

 

Question based on this Passage

  1. What is the origin of the word ‘Discipline’?
  2. What is the meaning of ‘Discipline’?
  3. Do you think discipline is a threat to individual freedom?
  4. What will be the effect of indiscipline on society?
  5. Is discipline important in family life? Why?
  6. Discipline is the backbone of school and colleges. Comment.
  7. ‘Discipline is applicable only to human beings’. Comment.
  8. Give one word from the passage which means (i) sudden urge (ii) complete disorder.
Answers
  1. Discipline comes from the word ‘Disciple’ which means a learner.
  2. ‘Discipline’ means learning a code of conduct.
  3. No, on the contrary discipline makes our life streamlined and meaningful.
  4. There will be utter chaos with every individual doing as he pleases, in the name of freedom.
  5. Discipline is very important in family life or else family life would be ruined if every person did what he likes.
  6. Schools and colleges are the cradle of discipline. It teaches manners which make the youth civilized and responsible citizens of the country.
  7. No. Discipline is not applicable only to human beings. Even nature follows discipline; for e.g; the movements of planets and growth of plants and animals follow a set rule.
  8. (i) Impulse (ii) Chaos

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