Unseen Passage is an important constituent of the reading section. Students may do practice through following examples to improve their performance.

Passage 21


Q 1. When can one miss the life altogether?

Answer: If you don’t stop and look at the wonders already present in your life, you will miss life altogether.

Q 2. What does author say about genuine act?

Answer: A small genuine act from you will cost you nothing but it could mean everything to somebody that day.

Q 3. What does author say about risks in life?

Answer: Life has no romance without risk. Every action carries some amount of risk, may be less or more, but the element of risk is always present.

Q 4. What is the most important thing in life?

Answer: The most important thing in life is not what you get but what you give.

Q 5. If you do not enjoy journey, how would the destination appear?

Answer: Reaching at the destination will become a moment to dread, not a moment you can actually look forward to.

Q 6. What is author’s advice about past?

Answer: Living in the past strains your life. Don’t dwell on the past, have faith in yourself and you will have faith in others.

Q 7. Fill in the following blanks with appropriate words/phrases.

(a) Life has no ______ without risk.

(b) Make things happen ________ than let things happen.

(c) Conquer the ______ and you conquer the world.

(d) Compassion is about stepping ____ yourself.


(a) romance

(b) rather

(c) mind

(d) outside

Q 8. Which word has been used as

(a) Antonym of ‘rises’ (para 1)

(b) Synonym of ‘enjoy’ (para 3)

(c) Synonym of ‘fear’ (para 7)

(d) Synonym of ‘clash’ (para 8)


(a) sets

(b) relish

(b) mind

(d) conflict



Vocabulary Building

Word Meaning
Invest Put efforts to get advantage
Shed To remove
To get rid of To be free of something unwanted
Hurt Injury, Pain, Suffering
Bask To relax
Relish To enjoy, Savour
Genuine Sincere, Truthful
Succession Series, Sequence
Whatsoever At all,
Dread Fear
Look forward to Feel happy about something to happen later
Conquer Win
Dwell Live
Destiny Fate, Fortune
Consent Approval, Agreement
Conflict Clash
Cope with Tackle, Tolerate
Compassion Sympathy, Kindness

Passage 22

Q 1. What did the fitness freak not know?

Answer: She did not know that her daily diet starting from her breakfast cereal to the cookies she munched in the evenings included ‘hidden’ sugar.

Q 2. What is recommendation of WHO?

Answer: WHO has recommended that adults and children reduce their daily sugar intake to less than 10% of their energy intake.

Q 3. Where most of the sugar consumed  is hidden?

Answer: Much of the sugars consumed today are ‘hidden’ in processed food that are not usually seen as sweets.

Q 4. What effect excess consumption of empty sugar can have?

Answer: Excess consumption of empty calories increases insulin levels, messes with your metabolism, causes belly fat and boosts odds of tooth decay and heart disease

Q 5. When can eating sugar be a problem?

Answer: When people eat up to 10-20% of calories as sugar, this can become a major problem and contribute to nutrient deficiencies.

Q 6. Why it is essential to read food label before buying a product?

Answer: It can help us decide what to choose as part of a healthy eating plan.

Q 7. Fill in the following blanks with appropriate words/phrases.

(a) Much of the sugars consumed today are ‘hidden’ in _____ food

(b) A consultant nutritionist said added sugar contain a ____ of calories with no essential nutrients.

(c) There are no proteins, essential fats, vitamins or _____ in sugar.

(d) It is essential to read food labels before ______ a product.


(a) processed

(b) bunch

(c) minerals

(d) buying

Q 8. Which word has been used as

(a) Antonym of ‘novices’ (para 2)

(b) Antonym of ‘raw’ (para 3)

(c) Antonym of ‘solution’ (para 6)

(d) Synonym of ‘select’ (para 8)


(a) experts

(b) processed

(c) problem

(d) choose

Vocabulary Building

Word Meaning
Freak Someone extremely interested in something, Unusual
Havoc Damage, Destruction
Religiously Consistently, Regularly
Munch Eat, Chew
Pushing for Trying hard to achieve something
Mandatory Compulsory, Required by law
Messes with Causes trouble
Boosts Increases
Odds Chances
Decay Become bad, Spoil, Deteriorate
Deficiency Shortage



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