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English – Unseen passage for Class 1 | Reading Comprehension exercises

Unseen passage or reading comprehension passage is an important element of class 1 English syllabus. We have atleast 1-2 questions in every English exam with unseen passage for class 1. This covers important aspect of reading and writing portion of English language. As you are reading new comprehension passage for the first time, it tests your skill as a reader, your vocabulary, and your writing skills. And once you are solving questions from the unseen passage, your writing skills are checked thoroughly.

Students need to do rigorous practice of unseen passage for class 1 exams. They need to solve unseen passage having descriptive questions or mcq questions before going to their exams.

In this article, we have shared some practice unseen passage for class 1 exam. Students can attempt these reading comprehension passages and check their preparedness for the exam.

Unseen passage for class 1

Students can find the unseen passage for class 1 for practice. Please read the passage carefully, and solve the questions.  You are also advised to keep a timer while solving such reading comprehension questions.

Unseen passage 1 – Source: Indian Express

Ever since the pandemic struck, concerns have been raised about the improper use of antimicrobials amongst Covid-19 patients. The worry is that unnecessary prescription of antimicrobials will lead to a further increase in the already high levels of drug resistance in most parts of the world. In the past few years, alarmingly high resistance rates in pathogens of public health importance have been reported from Indian hospitals. Unfortunately, the resistance rates reported by the hospitals and laboratories do not automatically translate to disease burden unless each resistant isolate is correlated with the clinical outcomes in the patients from whom they were isolated. This has to do with inadequate hospital information systems in most public sector funded healthcare facilities in India and many low-middle income countries.

In 2014, economist Jim O’ Neill estimated that 10 million annual deaths from AMR (antimicrobials resistance) could occur by 2050. Studies such as the ones conducted by him paved the way for the consolidation of the Global Action Plan in 2015 and the UN Resolution on AMR in 2016. However, nothing changed on the ground. National Action Plans against AMR, including the one in India, have not been translated into coherent action. The major impediment to AMR containment is that the most affected countries have the least data on the burden posed by this malaise.

  • Question 1: What is this article about?
  • Question2: Why are the harms from antimicrobials ?
  • Question3: What is UN Resolution on AMR about?

Unseen passage 2 – Source: The Hindu

One of the most striking moves in the Union Budget’s taxation proposals for 2022-23 is the introduction of a taxation regime for virtual digital assets — evolving manifestations of cryptocurrencies, codes and non-fungible tokens. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed to tax all profits from transactions in such assets at 30% along with the applicable surcharge and cess, and a 1% tax to be deducted by buyers while trading in any virtual digital asset beyond a threshold. While the tax on profits will apply from April 1, 2022, which officials said will not preclude profits already booked before that date from the tax liability, the TDS provisions aimed at creating a transaction trail for the tax authorities, will kick in from July 1. While trading profits will be taxed at, according to crypto industry players, a higher rate compared to other jurisdictions, no deductions will be allowed on account of setting off losses from such trading or from any other capital losses. The only deduction permitted would be the cost of acquiring the asset. The term ‘property’ under the I-T Act is being expanded to include virtual digital assets so that such assets received as a gift shall be taxable except when received from relatives. However, the taxation regime by itself, Ms. Sitharaman has emphasised, does not grant legitimacy to the trade in these currently unregulated assets. A consultation process is underway, which will determine the legal position of such assets.

  • Question 1: What are types of virtual digital assets?
  • Question 2: What type of tax changes has been introduced for virtual digital assets?
  • Question 3: What are the changes in term of property under IT Act?

Unseen passage 3 – Source: The Wire

Scammers are finding innovative ways to steal money as more customers rely on online transactions for daily payments. Police handling cybercrimes say the practice of using one-time password to extort money has now decreased.

Cybercriminals and fraudsters use innovative like screen-sharing applications to collect account holder information. Customers are deceived by applications similar to those of banks.

After receiving complaints that many people have lost money in this way, banks are warning about fake applications that work like this. Police say that many people have lost lakhs of rupees due to fraudulent sending of fake messages in the name of the electricity boards.

Fraudsters pretending to be bank officers call bank customers and ask them to download applications. Once the screen sharing is enabled, the fraudsters sitting at a remote place can access information on the customer’s phone. They can read your ATM or debit card details and also view the OTP sent to your phone. They get entry code and access the mobile phone and use it do transaction from your account.

While ‘OTP frauds’ have decreased, police say many have lost money in a cheating spree in the name of the electricity board. Several victims lost lakhs of rupees while attempting online monetary transactions.

This is happening despite the banks warning that they would not ask for personal details or ask to install any apps other than the official apps. RBI and banks authorities advice customers not to share information like expiry dates, CVC, OTP and PIN numbers with anyone.

  • Question 1: What is recent trend of fraud, as mention in this passage?
  • Question 2: What is RBI advisory to stop online fraud and cheating?


In this article, we have shared practice unseen passage for class 1 exams and tests. Student from other classes or those who are preparing for competitive exams can use these passages for practice too (like reading comprehension for IELTS or CAT). In case you want to match your answers for these unseen passage questions, you can mail your answer to us.

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