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Passage

Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth,

And spotted the dangers beneath

All the toffees I chewed,

And the sweet sticky food.

Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth.

I wish I’d been that much more willin’

When I had more tooth there than fillin’

To give up gobstoppers.

From respect to me choppers,

And to buy something else with me shillin’.

When I think of the lollies I licked

And the liquorice all sorts I picked,

Sherbet dabs, big and little,

All that hard peanut brittle,

My conscience gets horribly pricked.

My mother, she told me no end,

‘If you got a tooth, you got a friend. ‘

I was young then, and careless,

My toothbrush was hairless,

I never had much time to spend.

Oh I showed them the toothpaste all right,

I flashed it about late at night,

But up and down brishin’

And pokin’ and fussin’

Didn’t seem worth the time I would bite!

If I’d known I was paving the way

To cavities, caps and decay,

The murder of fillin’s,

Injections and drillin’s,

I’d have thrown all me shebet away.

So I lie in the old dentist’s chair,

And I gaze up his nose in despair,

And his drill it do whine

In these molars of mine.

‘Two amalgam, ’ he’ll say, ‘for in there. ‘

How I laughed at my mother’s false teeth,

As they foamed in the waters beneath.

But now comes the reckonin’

It’s methey are beckonin’

Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth.

- Pam Ayres

Question number: 1 (1 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» Reading Comprehension » Poetry

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Question

What is the title of the poem -

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

‘Oh, I wish I’d A Lot of Wealth

b.

‘Oh, I wish I’d Looked After Me Teeth’

c.

‘Oh, I wish I’d Looked After My Friend’

d.

None of the above

Passage

The supervisor would have to change his attitude towards people first. The staff under him must be perceived as human beings with feelings and needs. They are not automations within a complex work machinery. One of the greatest needs of today’s worker is to have a feeling that he is in control of his work place and not vice-versa. The best way is to satisfy this need as far as possible. He must feel firstly, that his work is meaningful. To do this the supervisor must delegate responsibility and limited authority for the man to execute his job well. The subordinate must be properly trained to assume responsibility and authority. Once he is ready to assume these he can be made accountable for his job. Very often supervisors assume all responsibility and accountability for fear of losing control of the workplace. This makes workers under him pawns in a vast chessboard. Delegating accountability gives the worker a purpose in life and the need to do a job well. Most important is to sit with each worker and chalk out common objectives and agreed norms to achieve them. This gives workers a security as to what is expected to them. When he has met his objectives he certainly has a feeling of achievement. This feeling of achievement is the greatest motivator.

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» Reading Comprehension » Prose or Drama

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Question

The word ‘execute’ in the passage means-

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

to instruct

b.

to perform

c.

to follow

d.

to kill

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» Reading Comprehension » Prose or Drama

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Question

Orientation of subordinates of common objectives and achieving them is-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

not very important

b.

a must

c.

not at all necessary

d.

optional

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» Reading Comprehension » Prose or Drama

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Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word ‘vast’-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

extreme

b.

spread

c.

small

d.

limited

Question number: 5 (4 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» Reading Comprehension » Prose or Drama

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Question

Responsibility and accountability make a worker-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

tense and frightened

b.

vulnerable before his supervisors

c.

shirk his duties

d.

do his job properly

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» Reading Comprehension » Prose or Drama

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A human attitude on the part of the supervisor towards his staff is necessary to-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

get them to work

b.

have a congenial atmosphere at workplace

c.

keep them happy

d.

get the best out of them

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» Reading Comprehension » Prose or Drama

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Question

Pick out a word from passage that means ‘to understand or think of something in a particular way’-

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

delegate

b.

norms

c.

perceived

d.

purpose

Question number: 8 (7 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» Reading Comprehension » Prose or Drama

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Question

The author’s motive is to-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

criticise the supervisor

b.

write a balanced article

c.

suggest a solution

d.

criticise the workers

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