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Reading అనేది ఒకset of skillsతో కూడుకున్నది. ఇచ్చిన వ్యాసాన్ని నిమిషానికి సుమారు 200 పదాల చొప్పున వేగంగా చదవగలగాలి. అందులోని భావాన్ని తెలుసుకోవాలి. ఏవైనా తెలియని పదాలుంటే వాటి అర్థాన్ని కూడా ఊహించగలగాలి. భిన్న సంస్కృతుల్లో ఉన్న పరిస్థితిని అర్థం చేసుకుంటూ ఆలోచనలను అనుసంధానిస్తూ విశ్లేషణ చేసుకోవాలి. అప్పుడే inferential skills(విశ్లేషణ నైపుణ్యం) అలవాటవుతుంది. తద్వారా జ్ఞానాన్ని పెంచుకోగలుగుతారు. బయటికి ఉచ్ఛరిస్తూ  లేదా ఒక్కో పదంగా చదివితే వేగం తగ్గుతుంది. కాబట్టి కళ్లతోనే పదాల సమూహాన్ని ఎంచుకుంటూ వేగంగా అర్థం చేసుకుంటూ చదవాలి.
Read the following passage and understand the story and answer the questions carefully.
 Stan Murch, in a uniform-like blue jacket, stood on the sidewalk in front of the Hilton and watched cab after cab make the loop into the porch. Doesn't anybody travel in their car anymore? Then at last a Mercedes with Michigan number plates came hesitantly up the Sixth Avenue, made the left-hand loop into the Hilton driveway and stopped at the entrance. As a woman and several kids got out of the doors on the right of the car, towards the entrance, the driver climbed heavily out on the left. He was a corpulent man with a Hawaii cigar and a camel's fur coat.
 Murch was at the door before it was half way open, pulling it the rest of the way and saying, 'Just leave the keys in it, sir.'
 "Right,' said the man with the cigar. He got out and sort of shook himself inside the coat. Then, as Murch was about to get behind the wheel, the driver said, "Wait.'' Murch looked at him sheepishly, "Sir"?
 "Here you go, boy,' the man said and pulled a folded dollar bill from his pants pocket and handed it across.
 "Thank you, Sir," Murch said. He saluted with the hand holding the bill, climbed behind the wheel, and drove away. He was smiling and whistling as he made the right turn into 53rd Street; it wasn't every day a man gave you a tip for stealing his car.

 1. What do you think Hilton is?
  a) An inn.
 b) A highclass restaurant.
  c) A big hotel.
 d) A posh cafeteria.
 2. Which of the following describes Stan Murch correctly?
  a) A hotel worker.  
 b) a car thief.
  c) A valet. 
 d) A bell boy.
 3. Who do you think the man with the cigar and a camel's fur coat thought Stan Murch was?
  a) A hotel valet.
 b) A gateman.
  c) A driver 
 d) A thief.
 4. As Murch was about to get behind the wheel of the Mercedes, the man said, "Wait''. How do you think Much felt at this moment?
  a) Surprised.
 b) Feared.
  c) Irritated
. d) Alarmed.
 5. What did the man with the cigar expect Murch to do with his car?
  a) Clean it
  b) Park it in the right place.
  c) Do the servicing
  d) Paint it.
 6. What do you think the reason for Murch's impersonation getting successful?
  a) He was looking honest.
  b) The guest was foolish.
  c) He was wearing a uniform like jacket.
  d) He was looking innocent
 7. How do you describe the owner of the car?
 a) Innocent
 b) Foolish
  c) Arrogant
 d) Rich, corpulent and bossy.
  1) c 2) b 3) a  4) d 5) b  6) c  7) d
In the above passage there are some cultural problems. First you should know how a big hotel works. Hilton is an international hotel (Even US President lives in it when he is away from Whitehouse.) Words like sidewalk, bill, Mercedes, drive way, corpulent, Hawaii cigar, valet service should be understood. Uniform-like jacket is the key word. That is why the traveler mistook him as a hotel staff. "Just Leave the Keys, Sir'' is the usual polite expression of a valet who parks a car in a hotel. If these concepts are understood, the story unfolds itself to you easily. Now, read  this again, and see where and why you went wrong.
Published date : 05 Oct 2019 02:13PM

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