1. Read the text and mark the following statements. «True» or «False».
1 The story happened long ago. TRUE
2 The King ordered his servants to place a huge stone on a roadway. FALSE
3 The King was watching the road from a shelter. TRUE
4 Most people of the kingdom ignored the stone. TRUE
5 No one blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear. FALSE
6 The peasant was carrying some wood. FALSE
7 It was difficult for the peasant to move the rock away from the road. TRUE
8 The peasant didn’t manage to move the rock away. FALSE
9 Under the rock there was a purse. TRUE
10 The King went out of the shelter and thanked the peasant for his job. FALSE
2. Complete the text with the correct words from the tables.
Bengali is a region in India with (1) its own language and its own culture. It is a practice of Bengali nomenclature to grant every person two names. (2) These names are a pet name, op daknam and a good name or bhalonam. The meaning of daknam is the name by (3) which one is called by close friends and family. It is used at home and in (4) other private situations. Pet names are a remnant of childhood, a reminder that life is not always (5) so serious, formal, and complicated; Pet names are never (6) recorded officially. Everyone in Bengali has a pet name. These are the names by which even adult people (7) are known in their respective families, the names (8) by which they are scolded and missed and loved.
Unlike good names, pet names are frequently (9) meaningless, silly, ironic. Every pet name is paired with a good name, that (10) is used as identification in the outside world.