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1. Two friends and a bear
(a) The first friend climbed up a tree.
(b) Suddenly a bear came there.
(c) Once upon a time two friends were passing by a forest.
(d) The later could not climb up a tree.
(e) They were talking about their love for each other.
(f) He did not find any way.
(g) The bear smelt his ears, nose, and face.
(h) He lay down on the ground and feigned death.
(i) Then the bear went away.
(j) He thought him to be dead.
2. Golden Egg
(a) He grabbed the goose and cut her belly.
(b) He sold it in the market and got much money.
(c) So, one day he decided to cut the goose.
(d) He thought there were a lot of eggs in the belly of the goose.
(e) Once a farmer had a wonderful goose which used to lay a golden egg every day.
(f) His wife forbade him to do it, but he did not listen to her.
(g) Little by little he grew rich.
(h) But the farmer was very greedy.
(i) He wanted to get them all at once.
(j) But alas! There was no egg in the belly.
3. Honest Farmer
(a) He showed it to his wife.
(b) However, he picked it up and carried it home.
(c) The lands yielded him some crops.
(d) One day he was walking through the fields.
(e) He thought that it might have been dropped by a passerby.
(f) With that he supported his family with difficulty.
(g) He had a few acres of land.
(h) So, he always thought how he could and add to his income.
(i) There lived a farmer in a village.
(j) While walking he came across a purse of gold.
4. Thirsty Crow
(a) As each pebble went down, the water in the jar rose up little by little.
(b) It flew one place to another in search of water and at last found a jar in a garden.
(c) Then it decided to fly away in despair.
(d) The crow tried to turn the jar over and over again, but it had no effect.
(e) Then it dropped the pebbles into the jar.
(f) A crow was very thirsty and wanted to drink water.
(g) There was some water in the jar but it was too low down and out of its reach.
(h) As it was leaving the jar, it noticed a heap of pebbles.
(i) It hit upon a plan then and took some pebbles.
(j) When the water came to the mouth of the jar the crow drank it.
5. Two Beggars
(a) He wanted to teach him a good lesson.
(b) So one day he painted the word ‘dumb’ on a board.
(c) So he thought how he could add to his income.
(d) He could not earn much by begging.
(e) Once there lived a beggar in a city.
(f) One day an idea crossed of him.
(g) He was jealous of him.
(h) Another beggar also lived in the city.
(i) He hung it round his neck.
(j) He thought that he would have more money it pretended to be dumb.
6. Bad Man
(a) “Stop,” said the bad man. “What have I done to deserve it?”
(b) When the bad man came down, the owner of the garden caught hold of him and began to beat him with the stick.
(c) One day the bad man was stealing some mangoes from the garden of a neighbour.
(d) But when he did any work, he would say “God had done it done by me.”
(e) “Why are you stealing mangoes from my garden?” asked the owner of the garden.
(f) “Because God is getting it done by me,” replied the bad man.
(g) The owner of the garden said nothing.
(h) He took a stick and was waiting for the bad man till he came down from the tree.
(i) There was a bad man in a village.
(j) The owner of the garden saw him stealing the mangoes and he hurried to the garden.
7. In Search of an Honest Man
(a) The wise man pointed to him and said, “This is an honest man.”
(b)If they had danced, their pockets would have juggled.
(c) All the people blushed and refused to dance except one who danced cheerfully and well.
(d) The Sultan was sitting on the throne.
(e) So, they refused to dance.
(f) As soon as the applications were assembled before the throne the Sultan said, “Gentlemen, I would like you to dance.”
(g) How did he know?
(h) All dishonest men failed their pockets with the money when they were passing through to the Sultan.
(i) He had placed sacks of money in the corridor.
(j) The wise man was also sitting near him.
8. In Search of an Honest Man
(a) A number of people applied for the job.
(b) Once there lived a sultan in a country.
(c) They came through a passage where gold coins were kept.
(d) Then he found the desired man.
(e) When all arrived, the sultan asked them to dance.
(f) He wanted to appoint an honest man as his tax collector.
(g) All the applicants blushed and refused except one.
(h) The applicants were asked to meet the sultan one by one.
(i) So, he asked for the wise counselor’s advice.
(j) Then he invited applications.
(a) The Mayor called a meeting of the councilors.
(b) The people of the town came to the Town Hall.
(c) At the moment there was a knock at the door.
(d) They said to the Mayor to do something about rats.
(e) The Mayor and the Councillors talked about the problem.
(f) A long time ago the town of Hamelin in Germany was faced with a great problem.
(g) But they could not find a way out.
(h) The Stranger entered the Hall.
(i) It became full of rats.
(j) “Come in” the Mayor called.
10. The fisherman and the genie
(a) Every day he used to go fishing early in the morning.
(b) He thought he had caught a large fish and so he felt very happy.
(c) But he never threw his net into the sea more than four times.
(d) One morning he threw his net into the sea as usual.
(e) But a moment later he saw that he no fish, rather only a dead donkey.
(f) He could barely support his wife and three children.
(g) Then the fisherman became angry.
(h) He was very disappointed.
(i) He had just repaired his net and he noticed that the weight of the dead donkey had broken it in several places.
(j) Once there lived a fisherman in a village near a sea.
11.The Pied Piper of Hamelin
(a) The Mayor called a meeting of the councilors.
(b) The people of the town came to the town hall.
(c) At that moment there was a knock at the door.
(d) They said to the Mayor to do something about rats.
(e) The Mayor and the councilors talked abut the problem.
(f) A long time ago the town of Hamlin in Germany was faced with a great problem.
(g) The Mayor said, “Come in”.
(h) But they could not find a way out.
(i) The stranger entered the hall.
(j) It became full of rats.
12. Banker & Poor Neighbour
(a) The Banker said, “I will put an end to your toiling”.
(b) One day the banker asked the cobbler, “How much a year do you earn?”
(c) He took the money, hurried back home, and buried it in the earth, but alas! He burreid his happiness with it too.
(d) There lived a happy cobbler who passed his days working and singing morning till night.
(e) The cobbler replied, “How much a year, sir?”
(f) Take this money and keep them carefully and use them in time of need.
(g) He had a rich neigbour who was a banker.
(h) I have never counted in that way.
(i) The cobbler had never seen so much money at a time in life before.
(j) As you can see. I live from hand to mouth but somehow I manage to have three meals every day and I am happy.
13. Money kills sleep
(a) He said to himself, “One thousand rupees is a lot of money”.
(b) He could not think where to keep the money.
(c) A rich man went to the farmer with one thousand rupees in a bag.
(d) He always thought that his money could be stolen any time.
(e) He said to him, "Look, my friend! I have brought one thousand rupees for you”.
(f) Keep this money and remove your distress.
(g) The farmer was surprised.
(h) He took the bag of money from the rich man and thanked him.
(a) Once he was sold to a farmer who was lazy.
(b) But the master became very angry and gave him a bag of barley.
(c) He was famous for his fables on moral lessons.
(d) He woke his master, but he would not leave his bed.
(e) Once there was a man named Aesop in Greece.
(f) On the first day Aesop found that his master did not say his morning prayer but slept till sunrise.
(g) He asked Aesop to go to the held to work for him.
(h) He was a slave in his early days, but he was very religious minded.
(i) Aesop woke his master next day too.
(j) He told him to go to the field and sow the seeds.
(a) Once there was a man named Aesop in Greece.
(b) He was a slave in his early days, but he was very religious minded.
(c) He was famous for his fables on moral lessons.
(d) Once he was sold to a farmer who was lazy.
(e) On the first day Aesop found that him master did not say his morning prayer but slept till sunrise.
(f) He woke up his master, but he would not leave his bed.
(g) He asked Aesop to go to the field to work for him.
(h) Aesop woke his master next day too.
(i) But the master became very angry and gave him a bag barley.
(j) He told him to go to the field and sow the seeds.
16. Sun & Wind Quarrelling
(a) Now the sun’s turn, and he shone brightly with rays so scorching heat soon.The traveler took of his cloth.
(b) A traveller was passing by.
(c) As neither would yield to other, they agreed to have contest to prove their strength.
(d) He who would take off the traveller’s clothes would be held as the winner of the contest.
(e) The poor traveller shivered and wrapped the cloth round him as closely as possible.
(f) Once upon a time, the sun and the wind had a quarrel.
(g) They decided to try their strength on him.
(h) Each boasted that he was more powerful than the other.
(i) He caused to blow a cold blast and then brought down a showed of rain.
(j) The wind had the first chance.
17. Dog & Crows
(a) One of them stared pecking the dog’s tail.
(b Both the crow went near the dog.
(c) The dog dropped the bone and looked at the crow.
(d) Once a dog was eating a bony piece of meat under a tree.
(e) The dog not only felt disturbed but also became angry.
(f) It flew away and after some time returned with another crow.
(g) A crow saw him and wished to eat that.
(h) In the meantime, the other crow flew away with the bone.
(i) This made him sad and helpless.
(j) The dog ran after the crow but in vain.
(a) “You must work harder,” they said angrily. “You are a lazy girl.”
(b) She lived with her aunt.
(c) She had two daughters.
(d) They were both fate and ugly.
(e) The aunt and her daughters hated Cinderella because she was beautiful.
(f) They made her do all the work in the house.
(g) She worked very hard, but they always scolded her for not working hard enough.
(h) Cinderella’s father and mother were both dead.
(i) The ugly sisters sat lazily in comfortable chairs all day trying to make themselves look less ugly.
(j) Poor Cinderella stayed in the kitchen all day, washing the dishes and looking after the fire.
(a) He slept for two days.
(b) Finally, the storm was over, and the waves calmed down.
(c) On the way a violent storm wrecked the ship.
(d) He swam in the rough seas for hours, fighting bravely against the wind and the waves.
(e) There were no people or houses near the beach.
(f) Luckily, Gulliver managed to swim safely away from the wreckage.
(g) The captain and all the sailors were thrown into the sea and drowned.
(h) Gulliver swam to an unknown land and stumbled onto the beach.
(i) Once an Englishman named Lemuel Gulliver went on a voyage to the South Seas.
(j) Exhausted from swimming, Gulliver collapsed on the soft grass and fell fast asleep.
20. A Crow and a Snake
(a) The crow at last thought of a plan to get rid of its enemy.
(b) It stole an expensive necklace of the princes from the royal palace and dropped it into the snake's hole after scattering a few rubies here and there.
(c) A snake lived in a hole at the foot of a tree.
(d) The king became very angry at the loss and sent out men to look for the necklace.
(e) High up on its branches was the nest of a crow.
(f) In this way the snake ate up three of the chicks.
(g) The crow had four young chicks in its nest.
(h) In course of time they noticed the scattered rubies near the hole.
(i) Whenever the crow would leave the nest to bring food for its chicks, the snake would climb up and eat one.
(j) They dug the hole, killed the snake, and took the necklace.
21. Meena & Mithu
(a) Meena felt very disappointed.
(b) Mithu was not pleased to see that.
(c) Coming back, Raju was upset to see that half of egg had gone.
(d) One day Meena and her parrot Mithu, climbed a tall tree to pick a mango.
(e) While they were outside washing their hands, Mithu divided the egg into two and put half of on Meena’s plate.
(f) Grandma thought that Raju as a boy child needed more food.
(g) At dinner Meena noticed that Raju as usual had got an egg but she did not.
(h) She picked the mango and took it to her mother.
(i) Mother wanted to see if the children had washed their hands before they started eating.
(j) Although Meena had packed the mango, her mother gave the larger share of the fruit to Raju.
22. Astronomer Falling into Ditch
(a) Once he walked looking up at the stars.
(b) He often used to look up at the sky at night and start observing the stars.
(c) There lived an astronomer who very much involved in his observations.
(d) He slipped and fell into a ditch.
(e) He started shouting.
(f) A passer-by heard his shouts and helped him out of the ditch.
(g) Then he asked, “How did you fall into this ditch?”
(h) The astronomer walked away with a sad face.
(i) The passerby asked, “How do you expect to discover things when you fall to take note of things under your nose?
(j) Astronomer replied, “I was so engrossed in my observations that I did not notice the ditch”.
23. ‘yes’, ‘no’ and ‘very well’
(a) He learned ‘yes’, ‘no’ and ‘very well’.
(b) He had a great attraction for English and so went to a teacher.
(c) If anybody asked him any question or discussed a thing with him, he would say either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ or ‘very well’.
(d) The teacher began to teach him, but the man was dull headed.
(e) There lived a man in a certain village.
(f) His teacher tried his best to teach him.
(g) But the man did not know their meaning.
(h) However, after trying hard for a couple of months, the teacher released him.
(i) He used the three words while speaking with any man.
(j) The man grasped only three English words.
24. Meena & Mithu
(a) She played with a kite while Lalli grazed.
(b) Meanwhile, the hungry chickens jumped all over Raju.
(c) Meena had fun in the field.
(d) When Raju tried to sweep the floor, the dust flew all over the place.
(e) The room was filled with smoke.
(f) Mithu started to laugh.
(g) Raju found out that it was not easy to light the fire.
(h) He found that is was different to sweep as well.
(i) Next morning Meena told Mithu to light the fire.
(j) Meena took Lali the cow out to the field to graze.
25. Who will bell the cat
(a) There lived a number of mice in that house.
(b) The mice were in great difficulty as they could not move freely as before.
(c) At last, a young mouse rose to speak.
He said, "Let us tie a bell round the cat's neck. Then we will be able to hear him coming."
(d) At this all remained silent, as there was none to tie the bell round the cat's neck.
(e) All the mice thanked the young mouse for his plan.
(f) They held a meeting to discuss the matter and find a way to be free from this danger. Several proposals were made but none of the proposals was good.
(g) The master of the house was very annoyed and made a plan to get rid of the mice. He bought a cat to kill the mice.
(h) There was an old house in a village.
(i) They were doing a lot of mischief there.
(j) But an old mouse stood up and said, "No doubt the idea is good. But who will tie the bell?"
26. King Lear
(a) He was tired of ruling his kingdom.
(b) Their names were Goneril, Regan and Cordelia.
(c) He needed peace and rest.
(d) Now Lear was a very old man.
(e) Long ago King Lear was ruling Britain.
(f) He was over eighty years old.
(g) King Lear had three daughters.
(h) So he made up his mind to give up his throne and to divide his kingdom among his three daughters.
(i) But first he wanted to know much they love him.
(j) At first Lear asked his eldest daughter Goneril how much she loved him.
(a) He took the lion’s paw in his hand and removed a big thorn from it.
(b) His master was very bad and inflicted heavy torture on him.
(c) Androcles was very home sick.
(d) One day he fled from his master’s house and tool shelter in a cave.
(e) The lion seemed wounded as he was groaning.
(f) He was caught by a slave merchant who sold him to a rich man in another country.
(g) The lion was relieved of his pain.
(h) Once upon a time there lived a young man named Androcles.
(i) He came near Androcles and lifted his paw.
(j) In the evening a lion entered the cave.
(a) After the alarm had been given, the great ship turned sharply to avoid a collision.
(b) The tragic sinking of this great liner will always be remembered, for she went down on her first voyage with heavy loss of life.
(c) She was carrying 1316 passengers and a crew of 891.
(d) The noise had been so faint that none thought that the ship had been damaged.
(e) Suddenly there was slight trembling sound from below.
(f) The great ship Titanic sailed for New York from Southampton on April 10th, 1912.
(g) At that time, however, she was not only the largest ship that had been ever built.
(h) Four days after setting out, while the Titanic was sailing across the ice-water of the North Atlantic a huge iceberg was suddenly spotted by a look out.
(i) She was regarded as unsinkable, for she had sixteen water-tight compartments.
(j) The captain went down to see what happened.
(a) Suddenly there was a slight trembling sound from below.
(b) The noise had been so faint that no one thought that the ship had been damaged (ধ্বংস হয়েছে).
(c) At that time, however, she was not only the largest ship that had been ever built.
(d) She was carrying 1316 passengers and a crew of 891.
(e) She was regarded as unsinkable for she had sixteen watertight compartments.
(f) After the alarm had been given, the great ship turned sharply to avoid a collision.
(g) Four days after setting out, while the Titanic was sailing across the icy waters of the North Atlantic, a huge iceberg was suddenly spotted by a look out.
(h) The great ship Titanic sailed for New York from Southampton on April 10th, 1912.
30. Kazi Nazrul Islam
(a) At the age of eleven he showed his poetic genius.
(b) On his return from the battlefield, he gave up the sword for the pen and began to write poems.
(c) In 1914 When the first world War broke out, he wanted to join the army.
(d) Our national poet, Kazi Nazrul Islam was born in 1306 BS at churulia in Burdhwan.
(e) He wrote a lot of poems, short stories, gagals, novels, etc. and travelled all the branches of Bengali literature.
(f) At last, at the age of nineteen he joined the army as an ordinary soldier on the side of the alliance.
(g) His poems inspired our freedom fighters in the liberation war of Bangladesh.
(h) His famous poem ‘ Bidrohi’ stirred the whole nation.
(i) He died on 29 Agust,1976.
(j) Then he was brought to Bangladesh from Kolkata and was declared our national poet.
31. Rabindranath Tagore
(a) Some of his best works are Gitanjali, Sonar Tari, Kheya and Balaka.
(b) He had no regular school education.
(c) Rabindranath Tagore was born at Jorasanko in Kolkata on 7 May 1861.
(d) He established a school at Santiniketan and afterwards founded the university ViswaBharati.
(e) He was educated at home by his father and the tutors.
(f) He composed Gitanjali, a book of poems and won the Nobel Prize in 1913.
(g) He was a poet, a dramatist, a short story writer, a novelist and an essayist.
(h) He was a man of versatile genius.
(i) He was a great patriot.
(j) His father was Maharshi Debendranath Tagore.
(a) He established Bengali in the history of the world.
(b) He achieved Nobel Prize in 1913 for the ‘Gitanjali’.
(c) He was born in 1861 in Kolkhata in Jorasako Tagore family.
(d) Rabindranath was one of the greatest poets in the world.
(e) His name will remain alive so long as Bengali will have existence.
(f) He breathed his last on 9thAgust, 1941.
(g) He composed our National Anthem “Amar Sonar Bangla.”
(h) He was also a philosopher, musician, novelist, and short story.
(i) He is the pride of our literature.
(j) He was a great teacher.
(a) Shakespeare was married at eighteen to a woman of twenty one.
(b) There he became an actor and a playwright.
(c) But he never attended any college.
(d) But this time he was thirty.
(e) He received a sound basic education.
(f) During the next ten years he composed his greatest plays.
(g) William Shakespeare was born in 1564 at Stratford on-Avon in England.
(h) He had three children before he was twenty-one.
(i) A few years later, he went to London.
(j) He had become prosperous before he reached the age of thirty-four.
(a) Shakespeare composed both tragedies and comedies.
(b) In 1592, he became a member of the newly formed Lucre Chamberlains Company.
(c) By 1592, he established himself as a dramatist of the age.
(d) William Shakespeare was one of the greatest poets and dramatists of the world.
(e) Shakespeare was interested in the theatre and very soon he became an actor.
(f) He retired sometime before 1613 and died in 1616 in Paris.
(g) He was ranked the greatest dramatist in 1598.
(h) His famous works are King Lear, Hamlet, Othello, Mac Beth, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice.
(i)In the next two years, Shakespeare wrote two long poems entitled: Venus and Adonis and Rape of Lucrace.
(j)He possessed property both in Stratford and in London.
35. William Somerset Maugham
(a) Soon he gave up medicine for literature.
(b) Then he took to write plays.
(c) He was born in 1874 in Paris.
(d) This brought for him a good name.
(e) Some of his well-known plays are Mrs. Cardlac, Lady Frederic etc.
(f) He qualified as a doctor and this life had no charm for him.
(g) William Somerset Maugham is regarded as one of the greatest short story writers of modern time.
(h) It was realistic study of the life of lowly neigbourhood in London.
(i) He wrote a few other novels as well.
(j) He made his first appearance in literature by writing Liza of Lambeth, his first novel.
36. William Wordsworth
(a) He was given a job in the civil in 1983.
(b) He was educated at Hawkshead Grammar School St John’s College Cambridge.
(c) William Wordsworth a romantic poet was born on April 1770 at Cockermouth, Cumberland.
(d) After 1810, his literary life marked the beginning of a decline and he died on April 23, 1850, at the age of eighty.
(e) He went to France and lived there for a year.
(f) He became a friend of S.T. Coleridge who was his contemporary.
(g) Wordsworth began his literary life with Coleridge and his sister Dorothy.
(h) They jointly published Lyrical Ballads in 1798.
(i) The later part of his life was prosperous and peaceful.
(j) He also received honourary degree from Durham and Oxford University in 1833 and 1839 respectively.
37. Charles Dickens
(a) By the time he was 25 years old, he had become well known as a writer of great talent.
(b) When he was a small boy, his father was sent to prison for debts.
(c) Charles Dickens was one of the greatest English novelists on the 19th century.
(d) He could not go to school and receive education.
(e) He never forgot his hard experience of his boyhood.
(f) He was born on February 7 in 1812 in Portsmouth.
(g) Even during his lifetime, he was exceptionally popular.
(h) He wrote some of the best novels in English literature.
(i) Dickens died on June 9, 1870.
(j) Dickens had to work in a factory at the age of twelve.
38. Ibn Sina
(a) In his young age, Ibn Sina came in contact with the philosopher, scientist, mathematician and astrologer of that nature.
(b) Sultan Mahmud, the king of Gajni, invited him to the royal court.
(c) Ibn Sina is called the prince of medical science.
(d) Ibn Sina was born in 985 in Bukhara, in Iran.
(e) The then State Government was acquainted with his fame.
(f) ‘Al Beroni’ Abu Shehol, Jurjani were among them.
(g) His ‘ Kanoon’ is the best recited book in the medical science.
(h) In his childhood his name and fame became famous all over the Persia Gulf area.
(i) His full name was Abu Ali Sina.
(j) His renown as a physician spread all places in his early age.
39. Begum Rokeya
(a) She wrote many books like Padmarag, Motichur, etc.
(b) She was born in 1810 in Rangpur.
(c) She wanted to break the chain of keeping inside home.
(d) Being educated, she worked women folk.
(e) Begum Rokeya was the pioneer for the woman to come out.
(f) Her husband Sakhawat Hossain encouraged her to do so.
(g) Begum Rokeya fought against all superstitions.
(h) She died in 1932.
(i) She worked social welfare till death.
(j) She set up many schools for the girls specially.
40. Sheikh Saddi & Robbers
(a) Then the leaders of the robbers came to Saddi.
(b) The merchants had their goods and a lot of money.
(c) He had a bundle of books and some money with him.
(d) They travelled for twelve days without any trouble.
(e) He ordered Saddi to give all he had to him.
(f) On the thirteenth day a gang of robbers attacked them.
(g) Sheikh Saddi handed him the bundle of books and also the little money he had without fear.
(h) Once Sheikh Saadi was going to Bagdad with a group of rich merchants.
(i) Saadi then said, “I hope that you will make a good use of these books.
(j) The robbers took away all the goods and money from the merchants.
41. Poet & Unpaid Letter
(a) During his stay he received an unpaid letter from his friend, which contained nothing but some words.
(b)The poet had to pay double postage, so he became very annoyed.
(c) So, he procured a heavy stone and packed it up in a fine box.
(d)He friend thought that the contents of the parcel were valuable,so he paid the heavy charge for carrying.
(e)To his utter surprise he found nothing but an ordinary stone.
(f)An English poet was staying in Italy for the benefit of his health.
(g)Then he sent it to his friend with the words on it “Carriage to be paid on delivery.”
(h) With a great hope in mind he opened the box.
(i) He wanted to teach his friend a good lesson.
(j) Thus, he poet taught his friend a good lesson.
42. Kudrat E-Khuda
(a) He showed extra ordinary credit in every examination of the school.
(b) He has great contribution to the scientific research of Bangladesh.
(c) Extra-ordinary meritorious Dr. Kudrat E-Khuda was born in 8th May at village Margra in the district of Birbhum in West Bengal in 1900 A.D.
(d) In 1925 getting star marks he passed M. Sc in chemistry from Kolkata University.
(e) He died on 3 November in 1977.
(f) His father Hazrat Shah Abdul Mukit was a pious man and his moterh Fashia Khatun was also a pious woman.
(g) In 1929 he passed D. Sc from Imperial College in England.
(h) At the age of six he was admitted in a Furkania Madrasha and then he admitted in a English school.
(i) He made great plan to give the new structure of education system.
(j) In 1953 he was appointed Chairman of Secondary Education Board.
43. Alfred Nobel
(a) In 1805 Alfred Nobel joined in his father’s company.
(b) He was an engineer and chemist.
(c)The Nobel Prize has been being given since 1901.
(d) He earned a lot of money from his dynamite business.
(e) This award was named after Alfred Nobel and it was called ‘Nobel Prize’.
(f) Alfred Nobel was born on October 2, 1833 at Stockholm, Sweden.
(g) He had ammunition business at Leningrad.
(h)After some years Alfred Nobel invented dynamite.
(i) He undertook a plan to give a reward for encouraging the creative work and for setting up peace in the world.
(j) His father Emanuel Nobel was an architect and researcher.
(a) He had been bitten by mad dog.
(b) He discovered that many diseases are caused by germs and he also found cures for several of them.
(c) He found a mad dog and injected some weak germs of its diseases into its blood.
(d) Other doctors began to study his work.
(e) Pasteur was a French scientist.
(f) The dog was cured.
(g) One day a boy named Joseph Meister was brought to Pasteur.
(h) The news of Pasteur’s success spread all over the world.
(i) At first, he only treated animals, because he did not want to cause the death of any human being.
(j) Pasture gave him some injections and the boy did not get dog’s disease.
(a) He completed his secondary education from a high school in Aarau.
(b) For the next couple of years, he taught mathematics and physics in a secondary school.
(c) He obtained Ph. D degree from the University of Zurich.
(d) In 1922, Einstein obtained Nobel Prize in Physics.
(e) Albert Einstein was born in Germany in 1879.
(f) He got admitted in Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 1896.<
(a) In 16099 Galileo heard of telescope invented by a Hans Lippershey, a maker of spectacles.
(b) He persuaded his father to let him study medicine and philosophy at the University of Pisa.
(c) He wanted to make his son a cloth-dealer.
(d) Soon Galileo made more telescope with which he made many amazing discoveries about the sun and the moon and stars.
(e) Galileo was born on 15 February 1564,at Pisa, Italy.
(f) He set to work on the day he heard of the Dutch telescope and made one of his own.
(g) He showed at a very early age, an unusual talent for science.
(h) But Galileo had no taste for business.
(i) His father was a skillful musician and mathematician.
(j) At the age of only seventeen he had invented an important scientific law-the law of pendulum.
52. Hazrat Mohammad (Sm)
(a) He was the greatest of all the prophets.
(b) He was brought up by Halima in his childhood.
(c) Hazrat Mohammad (Sm) was born in the Quaraish tribe of Makka in 570 AD.
(d) He married Khadija at the age of 25.
(e) His father Abdullah died before his birth.
(f) He was then brought up by his uncle Abu Taleb.
(g) Hazrat Mohammad (Sm) was truthful from his boyhood"
(h) He made an organization named Hil-Ful-Fujul at the age of 17.
(i) Then he was brought up by his grandfather Abdul Mottalib.
(j) He got 'Ohi' or revelation at the age of forty.
53. Hazrat Omar (R)
(a) The woman said to him that they had been srarving for three days.
(b) He went there.
(c) Hazrat Omar (R) was the second Caliph of Islam.
(d) He went to the royal treasury and brought food for them.
(g) Hearing this his heart was filled with pity.
(D He asked the woman why the children were crying.
(g) He found a woman and three children.
(h) At night he used to walk alone in the streers of Medina.
(i) One night while he was walking, he heard the sound of crying coming out from a hul
(j) His aim was to see the condition of the people with his own eyes.
54. Abu Ben Adhem
(a) The angel took down his request and went away.
(b) His name was Abu Ben Adhem.
(c) Abu then requested him to put his name in the list because he loved mankind and his fellow brothers.
(d) He again appeared the next night and showed Abu that his name was at the top of the list.
(e) The angel was writing the names of persons who loved God.
(f) Once upon a time there was an honest and pious man.
(g) He asked the angel if his name was there.
(h) He was once sleeping peacefully.
(i) In reply the angel said that his name was not there.
(j) Suddenly he woke up and saw an angel.
55. Hazrad Abdul Quader Jilani
(a) Baghdad was very far from his house.
(b) He had to go to Baghdad to receive education.
(c) The boy replied fearlessly, “I have got twenty gold coins?”
(d) He was going to Baghdad accompanied by a few merchants.
(e) The chief of the robbers asked Abdul Quader, “What have you got with you?”
(f) He did not tell a lie even in danger.
(g) At the time of departure his mother said to him, “Never tell a lie.”
(h) Then travelling was not easy.
(i) It relates to an incident of Hazrad Abdul Quader Jilani’s childhood.
(j) A band of robbers fell upon then on the way.
56. Bayezid Bustami
(a) The boy went there and filled the pitcher with water.
(b) But there was no source of water near the house.
(c) There was a stream at a long distance.
(d) She saw her son standing by her bed with a glass of water.
(e) He returned home with the pitcher.
(f) He poured water in a glass and went to his mother.
(g) The night was over, and the mother opened her eyes.
(h) The boy kept standing beside her.
(i) But she was in deep sleep.
(j) The boy went out with the pitcher in search of water.
57. Mother Teressa
(a)There she became a teacher at a school in Calcutta.
(b) Soon her activities for the service of mankind spread all over the world.
(c) She was on her heels for her services of mankind even at her old age.
(d) As a recognition to her service, she was awarded Nobel Prize for peace in 1979.
(e) She was one of those people who dedicated their lives to the service of mankind.
(f) When she was eighteen, she decided to be a nun and came to Calcutta.
(g) She swore to dedicate her life for the cause of helpless and poor people.
(h) She was born in Yugoslavia in 1910.
(i) She was also given ‘Bharat Ratna Award’ in the following year.
(j) You have heard the name of Mother Teressa.
(a) One said, “I have lost my husband.”
(b) A poor woman once came to Buddha.
(c) The sorrowful mother went from door to door seeking the mustard seeds but at every door she met with sad replies.
(d) She returned with heavy heart to the great teachers and told him the result of her search.
(e) He told her that there was only one medicine which could revive her son.
(f)Another said, “Our youngest child died last year.”
(g) Then Buddha told her affectionately that she must not think much of her own grief since sorrow and death are common to all.
(h) The holy man was touched by the great sorrow of the woman.
(i) She asked him whether he could give her any medicine to restore her dead child to life.
(j) He told her to bring a handful of mustard seeds from a house where death had never entered.
59. Ibn Batuta
(a) He traveled for more than thirty years.
(b) He boarded a ship for Chittagong.
(c) Outside the town of Sylhet two persons met him.
(d) Ibn Batuta became very pleased hearing it.
(e) It took him about six months to reach Chittagong.
(f) They said that they were sent by Shah Jalal to receive him.
(g) From there he had to walk for another month to reach Sylhet.
(h) You might have heard the name of Ibn Batuta.
(i) He wrote down all that he saw.
(j) He heard the name of Shah Jalal of Sylhet and decided to visit him.
60. Bayezid Bustami
(a) When he came back home with water, he found his mother asleep.
(b) Bauazid went to the kitchen to bring some water.
(c) In the morning his mother got up and found Bayazid standing beside her.
(d) Once Bayazid’s mother was ill.
(e) But he found the pitcher empty.
(f) So, he remained standing before her the whole night.
(g) She embraced his son with deep love and prayed to Allah for him.
(h) Then he went to bring water from the fountain which was far away from his house.
(i) At mid night she woke up and wanted to drink water.
(j) He didn’t want to disturb his ailing mother.
61. God is everywhere
(a) “Why do people say God is everywhere?”
(b) “I see Him nowhere, therefore, show me where He is.”
(c) A person once went to Sadhu and asked two questions.
(d) “Why is man punished for crime, since he is not a free agent, but made to do as God wished?”
(e) The man went to Judge and complained against Sadhu for having inflicted a severe pain in the head.
(f) The Sadhu took up a lump of earth and flung it at the head of the questioner.
(g) The Judge has arrested the Sadhu and brought up for trial.
(h) As the accused stood on the dock, the judge said, “Why, instead of answering the complaint’s questions, did you throw a lump of earth at him?”
(i) He has told you that there is a pain in his head, let him show me the pain, and I shall show him God.
(j) The Sadhu replied, “The blow he recived with the lump was an answer to his questions.”
(a) Socrates wrote nothing, but the general method and tendency of his teaching are preserved in the Dialogues of Plato.
(b) He devoted himself to the investigation of virtue that makes a good citizen.
(c) He was condemned by a narrow majority of judges, and sentenced to death by drinking a cup of hemlock.
(d) He was a man of uncouth appearance.
(e) He interrogated those who had a reputation for wisdom and refuted them.
(f) Socrates was the greatest Greek Philosopher.
(g) When the sentence was pronounced, he said to the judge, “Now I’m going to die and you to live. But only God knows which is better.”
(h) He was married to Xanthippe, who had a reputation of being scold.
(i) He thus made enemies and was finally accused of impiety.
(j) He frequented public places and conversed with all and sundry.
(a) He was called the “Father of Biology” because of his creativity.
(b) ‘Politics’ is one of his famous books where we get the fullest development of his wisdom.
(c) Aristotle was born in Greece.
(d) He also wrote books on literature, Biology, Economics and Comparative Politics.
(e) He wanted to be a free thinker.
(f) His father wanted him to be a physician, but he never cherished to be so.
(g) As a result, from his childhood, he studied under a great free thinker Plato.
(h) He was a son of a Royal Physician.
(i) Aristotle achieving his academic qualifications took the pen to write on different topics suitable for human civilization.
(j) Plato taught Aristotle according to his own way.
(a) He rose to a high position in the army by his good work and courage.
(b) France under him was very powerful.
(c)More than 170 years ago there lived in France one of the greatest soldiers called Napoleon Bonaparte.
(d) When he was young, he joined the France army as an ordinary soldier.
(e) He fought several wars with the neighboring countries and won victories over them.
(f)Yet the France men remember him with due respect.
(g) He was born in 1769.
(h) He died in 1821.
(i)In 1804 he proclaimed himself to be the emperor.
(j) He grew very powerful and soon became the greatest man in the country.
65. Abraham Lincoln
(a) During the time when he was president of America, a civil took war took place.
(b) He rose from humble origin.
(c) As a man he was very simple and kind.
(d) He was always in favour of the slaves.
(e) It began in 1861 and continued for more than four years.
(f) Abraham Lincoln was among the greatest presidents of the United States of America.
(g) The civil war occurred over the questions of slavery.
(h) He was born in 1809.
(i) There were many Negro slaves in America in those days.
(j) He became great by his own efforts and perseverance.
66. Sher-E-Bangla A.K.Fazlul Haque
(a) He saw Fazlul Haque was reading his lessons and tearing off the pages of his book one after another.
(b) His father Kazi Wazed Ali was a famous renowned pleader in the Barisal Bar.
(c) One day Fazlul Haque was reading in his study.
(d) From his boyhood, he was very meritorious boy.
(e) His father was passing by.
(f) The great leader of our country whom we love and admire is Sher-E-Bangla A. K. Fazlul Haque.
(g) He at once entered the room and said, “O my boy, don’t play with your book.”
(h) “I am not playing .I have already gone through these pages.”
(i) His father wanted to test him.
(j) “So, I don’t need them at all” said he.”
(a) He had not much education.
(b) He ascended the throne of Delhi at the age of 13.
(c) His full name was Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar.
(d) He was skilled in warfare.
(e) Akbar was born in 1542 at Amarkot in Sindh.
(f) He won the Second Panipath battle in 1556.
(g) His father was Humayan.
(h) It was the greatest victory in his life.
(i) He ruled 50 years in India.
(j) He was the grandson of Babur.
68. Marco Polo
(a) In 1271 he set out from Venice to China.
(b) They had travelled by land and sea.
(c) For transport they had used ships, camels, horses and donkeys.
(d) He was accompanied by his father and uncle.
(e) They also travelled over mountains and across deserts.
(f) He was one of the greatest adventurous men.
(g) It took the Polos over three years to reach China.
(h) Actually, at that time Journey was very difficult because of no speedy vechicles.
(i) He was then 50 years old.
(j) Marco Polo was born in 1256 in Venice.
69. Amarta Sen
(a) Now Dr Sen is a philosopher of welfare economics.
(b) He is the founder of welfare economics which touches the lives of the poorest people of the society.
(c) Finally he became the professor of Trinity College, Cambridge in 1977.
(d) His parents were Dr Ashutos Sen and Amita Sen both were ardent followers of Rabindranath.
(e) He wrote many books on welfare economics of which economics inequality and poverty and famines are famous.
(f) Amarta Sen was born in Dhaka in November 1993.
(g) At first he was admitted to St.Gregory’s School in Dhaka. Then he had his education from Shantineketon and next in Presidency College and finally at Cambridge.
(h) He was the first Asian winner of Nobel prize in Economics awarded in 1998.
(i) Later he thought at Delhi University and next in London School of economics at Oxford.
(j) Back to India he became the Head of Economics Department of Jadavpur University.
70. Dr. Muhammad Yunus
(a) He is our pride.
(b) Dr. Muhammad Yunus was born in 1940 in Chittagong.
(c) In 1997, Professor Yunus organized the world’s first Micro-credit Summit in Washington D.C.
(d) He is also the Managing Director of the Grameen Bank.
(e) He received his primary Education in Chittagong.
(f) He is the founder of Grameen Bank.
(g) He was awarded Nobel peace prize in 2006.
(h) He was the head of Economics Department of Chittagong University.
(i) He received his Ph. D from Vanderbilt University in USA.
(j) He is the third of 14 children of his parents.
71. Dr. Muhammad Yunus
(a) He was educated in the port city and received his Ph-D from Vanderbilt University in the USA.
(b) In recognition of his tremendous endeavour for the advancement of the poorer section, he has been awarded Nobel Prize for peace this year.
(c) He is also the founder and Managing Director of the Grameen Bank.
(d) He was born in 1940 in Chittagong, the business centre of Eastern Bangladesh.
(e) Dr. Muhammad Yunus is one of the most renowned economists of Bangladesh.
(f) On completion of his education, he joined teaching in the Chittagong University and became head of the Economics Department in 1972.
(g) Being very sympathetic man, Dr. Muhammad Yunus could feel the pitiable condition of millions of poverty-stricken people living in rural areas.
(h) As he has been trying for the establishment of peace in the minds of the neglected section of people by alleviating poverty, his effort is really praiseworthy.
(i) He came forward in order to extend his helping hands towards the wretched people and with this end in view, he founded the Grameen Bank.
(j) By setting up Grameen Bank he has created an opportunity of giving small loans to the helpless and landless rural people.
72. Fatema Ahmed
(a) Fatema Ahmed was born in Jamalpur district in 1976.
(b) She has been awarded the honour in recognition of her integrity and dedication.
(c) She is a teacher from Neel para primary school.
(d) She is popular with her students.
(e) This year’s National Award for Teaching has been awarded to Mrs.
(f) She is popular also with her colleagues in the same manner.
(g) She started her career as a teacher in Jalilpur primary school.
(h) She has always been interested in teaching.
(i) She then joined Neel para primary school after her marriage.
(j) She taught there for three years.
73. Hillary and Tenzing
(a) Hillary and Tenzing started their expedition on March 10, 1953.
(b) But the top was still 2000 feet away.
(c) The conquest of Everest was one of the greatest achievements of man.
(d) Many expeditions had been led to conquer Mount Everest before the expedition of Tenzing and Hillary.
(e) Ignoring all odds and difficulties they continued climbing and set up their last camp at 2700 feet.
(f) Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Torkay accomplished this achievement on May 10, 1953.
(g) Only Hillary and Tenzing reached that height.
(h) They started climbing by setting up camps at different places leaving some of their men and supplies there.
(i) With renewed vigour and courage they went on climbing and eventually succeeded in reaching the top on May 10.
(j) But they became unsuccessful, and many climbers lost their lives.
74. Hatem Tai
(a) But the guests praised Hatem Tai also.
(b) Long ago there lived a very kind and generous man in Yemen.
(c) The guests praised the king.
(d) People praised him more than their king.
(e) He was not rich, but he was very hospitable.
(f) So, the king felt happy and proud.
(g) One day the king gave a dinner.
(h) This made the king angry.
(i) So, the king wanted to have him removed from the world.
(j) The name of that man was Hatem Tai.
75. Robert Bruce
(a) There he saw a spider trying to reach the ceiling with the help of its silken thread to complete the cobweb.
(b) Bruce observed that the spider came out successful in its twentieth attempt.
(c) The greedy king of England attacked Scotland to grab his territory.
(d) Robert Bruce was the king of Scotland.
(e) He saw a ray of hope from the struggle and thought that if the spider did not accept defeat why should he?
(f) He regained over the country well and his subjects were happy under his rule.
(g) Filled with new hope he brought together his scattered forces and finally succeeded in defeating his enemies.
(h) He tried his best to uphold the independence, but fortune did not smile upon him.
(i) After repeated defeats, he has to take shelter in a lonely cave.
(j) The spider tried again and again to go up but dropped down every time, still it went on trying.
76. Alexander & Porus
(a) Alexander was pleased with Porus for his bold reply.
(b) He was brought before Alexander.
(c) There ruled a king name Porus.
(d) Alexander the king of Mecedon, crossed the Khaibarpass and reached India.
(e) Porus came forward with his men and arms to defend his land.
(f) Then he came to the plain of Panjab.
(g) But unfortunately, he was defeated and was prisoned.
(h) “Like a king” was the reply from Porus.
(i) He allowed him to rule the country as before.
(j)Alexander asked him how he would like to be treated.
(a) He entered the kingdom of the prince and captured a large village.
(b) Taimur disguised himself as a poor traveller.
(c) He came with a large army.
(d) Taimur was one of the greatest conquerors of the world.
(e) The prince heard the news.
(f) Thus, he saved his lie.
(g) Taimur’s soldiers were all killed.
(h) His soldiers surrounded the village on all sides.
(i) The village was situated for away from the capital.
(j) Once he attacked the province of a powerful prince.
78. Giasuddin Azam
(a) One day he was on hunting in the jungle.
(b) By chance it pieced a boy standing in the jungle.
(c) His capital was Sonargaon near Dhaka.
(d) The boy instantly died.
(e) The Sultan’s hobby was hunting.
(f) Long ago, there was a Sultan in Bengal.
(g) He shot an arrow aiming at a fawn.
(h) The arrow missed aim.
(i) His name was Giasuddin Azam.
(j) He was very just and kind ruler.
79. King & Revolt
(a) The Emperor smiled and said, “My worthy Generals, I remember my promise very well.”
(b) But they were surprised to see that the emperor began to treat the rebels as friends.
(c) When they reached the province all the rebels surrendered and begged to be pardoned.
(d) The generals thought the emperor would kill all the rebels.
(e) An emperor was once informed that people in one of his provinces had revolted.
(f) They asked him, “Your Majesty, why are you not keeping your promise?”
(g) Hearing this, he called his generals and said, “We will destroy all our enemies.”
(h) “I meant to kill all my enemies, not friends and the rebels have become my friends.”
(i) The generals went to the King.
(j) And they reminded him that it was to destroy the enemies not to forgive them.