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Read the text carefully and answer the questions 1 and 2

Folk songs are songs sung in the traditional style of a community or country. Here the traditional style includes the themes, words and tunes of the songs that have existed for a long time among the common people. We have a rich history and collection of folk songs in Bangladesh. Of them, Palligiti, Bhatiali, Bhawaiya, Jari, Sari, Gambhira, Lalongiti, Palagaan and songs of Hason Raja are very popular. The traditional musical instruments are usually played with these songs.

1. Choose the best answer from the alternatives.

a. Folk songs are usually sung in the way.

i. modern ii. conventional

iii. hip hop iv. advanced

b. The word ‘tune’ means .

i. harmony ii. word

iii. language iv. style

c. We have a collection of folk songs in Bangladesh.

i. total ii. rich

iii. low iv. negligible

d. Folk singers usually use musical instruments.

i. high quality ii. local

iii. modern iv. expensive

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e. Folk songs are popular among people.

i. modern ii. old

iii. intellectual iv. mass

f. The word ‘style’ in line 1 of the text means .

i. departure ii. mood

iii. dullness iv. ignorance

g. The word ‘ existed’ in line 2 of the text means .

i. ceased ii. departed

iii. left iv. subsisted

Answer to the question no 1

a. ii. conventional; b. i. harmony;

c. ii. rich; d. ii. local; e. iv. mass; f.ii. mood; g.iv. subsisted.

2. Give short answers to the following questions.

a. What do you understand by the term ‘folk songs’?

b. What does the traditional style include?

c. How is our collection of folk songs?

d. What are some popular folk songs of our country?

Answer to the question no 2

a. The term ‘folk songs’ refers to songs sung in the traditional style of a community or country.

b. The traditional style includes the themes, words and tunes of the songs.

c. Our collection of folk songs is very rich.

d. Some popular folk songs of our country are Palligiti, Bhatiali, Bhawaiya, Jari, Sari, Gambhira, Lalongiti, Palagaan and songs of Hason Raja.

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