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Bhutan is the most appropriate place to visit if one is seeking peace, one's youth and discovery. October-November is the right time to pay a visit to this beautiful place. Its blue skies, magnificent snow views, crisp mountain air and remarkably well preserved centres of Buddhist culture are worth enjoying.
Thimpu is the capital of Bhutan. It is spread along a willow lined river, Wang Chhu. All the buildings here are built in the traditional style and adorned with beautiful paintings. Thimpu has no traffic lights, something we Indians are not used to. Traffic is directed by policeman, standing on highly decorated boxes. They use exaggerated, but elegant gestures to guide it. The main street, Norzim Lam, leads to the town centre and the clock tower with its adjoining hotels, shops and restaurants. Here, there are many places worth seeing. One can visit Telecom Tower situated at a height of 8,807 ft. On your way down you can stop at the mini zoo, where you can see goat-antelope, known as Takin. It is Bhutan's national animal. According to legend, this large and certainly strangelooking animal was created by the 15th century saint, Lame Drukpa Kunley to prove his magical prowess.
In Thimpu, National Memorial Chorten is the most public religious place in the country. This white-domed building with its golden spires was built in 1974 in memory of the third king. Trashi Chhoe Dzong is the seat of the government as well as religious order. Built in the thirteenth century, it was renovated in 1962 when Thimpu became the capital. Here, Archery is a favoured sport, which can be witnessed on weekends. Thimpu is the base for several walks into the stunning countryside. Indian nationals do not need visas to travel to Bhutan.
Which of the following statements is true?

A Saint Lame Drukpa Kunley proved his knowledge of magic by creating the Takin in the fifteenth century.
B The white-domed, most private religious place in the country is known as National Memorial Chorten, in Thimpu.
C The national animal of Bhutan is the tiger.
D All of these


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C. 'Paradice of the Pasific'

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 5

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Europe's first underwater restaurant is set to open in southern Norway. At the moment, it is still in the final stages of design but the images released by the Swedish architectural firm are intriguing. The restaurant is going to be called ‘Under' and it will be found five metres below the sea surface. Its structure is half submerged, so you enter on dry land and then descend to the underwater depths. However, it will look like it's accidentally underwater due to its angle, almost like a huge block that has washed up on the rocks. Or, if it were not so rectangular, it might resemble a beached whale. It will be spacious and able to host 100 diners spread over three floors. There will be large panoramic windows made of acrylic that look out into the deep blue. The walls and windows are going to be very thick to prevent leakage or damage from rough seas in bad weather. The rooms will be painted with deep blues and greens to resemble the colour of the sea outside.
It is hoped that, by using concrete on the building's exterior, sea creatures will be attracted to make the surface their home. In addition, when the restaurant is not serving guests, it will be a centre for scientific oceanographic research. The plan is to use it as a base from which scientists can take measurements of sea conditions and monitor sea creatures and their habitats.
However, when it comes to dining under the sea, Europe is behind the rest of the world. ‘Ithaa' is found in the Maldives and offers a very different underwater experience to that which is expected in Norway. Here, the waters are warm and clear, and the restaurant is surrounded by coral reef and tropical fish. Customers enjoy fresh seafood of the highest quality while sitting in an ingeniously designed transparent tube. In actual fact, this is not the only restaurant like this in the Maldives, there are many more, similarly spectacular, underwater restaurants to visit there.
There are also other places where it is possible to eat in underwater environments. Most of these are however artificial aquariums or ponds that surround the dining room. For example, in Dubai, there is a restaurant with a huge fish tank at its centre that makes customers feel as though they are under the sea. It is filled with 990,000 cubic litres of seawater and lots and lots of beautiful fish.
The design of these underwater marvels and feats of modern engineering is varied. The Norwegian addition is set to be modern and minimalist. The restaurant in Dubai could not contrast more as it is ostentatious and ornate. Those in the Maldives, are simplistic and as such are of a style more similar to Under. However, due to the nature of the sea in which they are placed, they differ greatly in atmosphere to that expected in Norway. With temperatures that are cold and sometimes subzero, and weather that is far from mild, Under could make for a very dramatic eating experience. As work has not started on it yet, an opening date has not been confirmed but it is likely to have a long waiting list for a table. Let's just hope that the food is as innovative as the building design.
The author thinks these restaurants are ____.

A a spectacular idea
B a waste of money
C too common now
D bad for the sea life


Where do they mention it is too common now?

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 5

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Duncan and his magician teacher, Meerfus, were at the market. They went to the market several times a month, especially for fresh vegetables or ingredients for wands. One never could tell what would be useful in a wand. Meerfus lingered by some cages of various birds. He eyed a few chickens critically, and Duncan watched, trying to guess the reasoning behind Meerfus' interest. "Will we make a wand that helps you fly?" Asked Duncan excitedly. Flying seemed pretty fun, after all. Meerfus raised an eyebrow at him, as if he were crazy. "I'm thinking about dinner, Duncan."

"Oh." Duncan said, crestfallen that it was something as simple as that. Meerfus selected a chicken in a wicker cage, paid for it, and handed the cage to Duncan to carry. The anxious bird squawked loudly and pecked at his fingers through the cage. Duncan carried it dutifully, feeling foolish. Next, they stopped by some farmers' tables. Meerfus selected some cucumbers, a sack of potatoes, which they put in their rolling cart, and some tomatoes on the vine. "Will those vines help us make a magic wand that tangles up people's feet?" Duncan inquired. Meerfus eyed his apprentice again. "No, they're for a salad. We need something to eat with our chicken."

Duncan sighed, wrong again, and trudged alongside his master. They next stopped at a booth that sold fishing supplies. There were all manners of hooks, lures and fishing implements. Meerfus seemed particularly interested in the fishing flies, ones that looked almost like butterflies or mayflies with hidden hooks. "Are we going to make a wand that helps you catch fish with the those flies?" worried, asked Duncan. He'd already been wrong twice. Could his intuitions be so wrong? Meerfus laughed. "No, I actually enjoy fishing. I was thinking about going again in the river down the road."

Duncan groaned in frustration. "How am I so wrong today? I cannot believe you are not trying to get things for wands! How am I so clueless?" Meerfus laughed, shaking his head. "You are not as wrong as you think, just distracted. You didn't notice me pick up pheasant feathers while you handled the chicken. Those are for a wand of slow descent, which helps people fall without getting hurt. That is something like flying, right?" "And the vegetables?" Duncan asked suspiciously. "The flowers from cucumber vines are not only pretty, but they do help in a wand of coloured lights, a wand of plant growth, or a wand of dazzling." "Was there anything at the fishing booth? There had to be."

Meerfus winked at his student. "What do you think?" Duncan thought hard, trying to remember what else Meerfus had touched or bought. "Was it the fishing line that you bought?" "Exactly; it does make for a great wand of fish catching once we get some fish scales!" Duncan laughed in relief. His instincts were not so wrong - he just had to be more observant. It was all in the details!

What was troubling Duncan while Meerfus and he were shopping at the market?

ADuncan's intuitions about the bought items were wrong and it frustrated him.
BMeerfus had bought chicken for dinner.
CMeerfus was not shopping for wand ingredients.
DAll of these


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answer is not d. it is a or c. option b is wrong

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Fill in the blanks with suitable articles from the options given below :
______ highest mountain peak of the world is in ______ Himalayas. It is ______ Mount Everest. For hundreds of years, nobody succeeded in reaching ______ summit. ______ British, who ruled over India, established ______ office in ______ 1800’s to survery ______ mountain and measure it. ______man who had ___?___ idea to start ______ office was George Everest. After much work, ______task was completed in ______ 1852. ______ height was finally calculated as 8840 metres (later established more precisely as 8882 mt.). ______ summit was named after Everest in 1863. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were ______ first to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.

A an
B a
C the
D no article required


the answer should be (a).

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Ans is Opt C

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no it should be 'c'

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no it should be 'c'

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 5

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"When I leave," Sophie said, coming home from school, "I m going to have a boutique." Jansie, linking arms with her along the street; looked doubtful.

"Takes money, Soaf, something like that." "I'll find it," Sophie said, staring far down the street. "Take you a long time to save that much." "Well I'll be a manager then–yes, of course– to begin with. Till I've got enough. But anyway, I know just how it's all going to look."

"They wouldn't make you manager straight off, Soaf." "I'll be like Mary Quant," Sophie said. "I'll have the most amazing shop this city's ever seen." Jansie, knowing they were both earmarked for the biscuit factory, became melancholy. She wished Sophie wouldn't say these things

When they reached Sophie's street Jansie said, "It's only a few months away now, Soaf, you really should be sensible. They don't pay well for shop work, you know that, your dad would never allow it." "Or an actress. Now there's real money in that. Yes, and I could maybe have the boutique on the side. Actresses don't work full time, do they? Anyway, that or a fashion designer, you know – something a bit sophisticated."

And she turned in through the open street door leaving Jansie standing in the rain. "If ever I come into money I'll buy a boutique." "Huh - if you ever come into money..... if you ever come into money you'll buy us a blessed decent house to live in, thank you very much." Sophie's father was scooping shepherd's pie into his mouth as hard as he could go, his plump face still grimy and sweat-marked from the day.

"She thinks money grows on trees, don't she, Dad?' said little Derek, hanging on the back of his father's chair. Their mother sighed. Sophie watched her back stooped over the sink and wondered at the delicate bow which fastened her apron strings. The delicateseeming bow and the crooked back. The evening had already blacked in the windows and the small room was steamy from the stove and cluttered with the heavy-breathing man in his vest at the table and the dirty washing piled up in the corner. Sophie felt a tightening in her throat. She went to look for her brother Geoff.

He was kneeling on the floor in the next room tinkering with a part of his motorcycle over some newspaper spread on the carpet. He was three years out of school, an apprentice mechanic, travelling to his work each day to the far side of the city. He was almost grown up now, and she suspected areas of his life about which she knew nothing, about which he never spoke. He said little at all, ever, voluntarily. Words had to be prized out of him like stones out of the ground. And she was jealous of his silence. When he wasn't speaking it was as though he was away somewhere, out there in the world in those places she had never been.

"If you come into money, you'll buy us a blessed decent house to live in..." What does this tell us about Sophie and her family?

AThey were always dissatisfied.
BThere was scarcity of money in the family, and it upset them.
CThe family was greedy and wanted a life of comfort.
DSophie hadn't bought them a better house in the first place.


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It will be (C),because at the end of the sentence it is written "at that time" , so the tense is past continuous. The sentence is "A cardigan ________ by the old lady at that time. " Answer : "A cardigan was being knitted by the old lady at that time "

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yes it is correct

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 3

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b

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 4

Nikki lives in Chandigarh. During her summer vacation, she wants to meet her grandparents who live in Mandola (Rohtak). She writes a letter to her grandpa in this regard. Now, complete her letter with the help of the options given below :
175/6,
Sector-14
_____?______
____________

____________
Hope you are fine. You will be ________ to know that ________ coming to ________ to spend my ________ with you and ________.
I will reach there on 1st June in the morning.
________
________

A Chandigarh
B Delhi
C Mandola
D Panchkula


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Chandigarh

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