*2. (Another Version)*
There was a man named James who lived in a small village with his wife and three children. James was a hardworking man and would often go out of his way to help those in need. Despite his busy schedule, he always made time to volunteer at the local orphanage and donate money to various charity organizations.
Although his generosity was admired by many, James’ family felt neglected. His children often complained that he spent more time volunteering than he did with them. His wife felt left out and yearned for his attention.
One day, James’ youngest daughter fell ill. She had a high fever and was in a lot of pain. James rushed her to the hospital and spent several nights by her side until she recovered. During this time, he missed a few days of work and had to dip into his savings to pay for the medical bills.
It was during this difficult time that James realized that charity truly begins at home. His family needed him just as much as the people he was helping outside of his home. From that day forward, he made a conscious effort to spend time with his family and prioritize their needs.
He still continued to volunteer and donate to charities, but he also ensured that his family was taken care of first. James’ children noticed the change and were thrilled to have their father back. His wife was grateful for the attention and support he was giving her.
In the end, James learned that charity begins at home. He realized that it was important to take care of his family first before taking care of others. His actions inspired others in the village to do the same and provide love and support to their families before extending charity to others.
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*(5a)* Two attributes of the teacher mentioned in the passage are:
i) The teacher is the moulder of society and frames the minds of the young ones for the future.
ii) The teacher emphasizes the need for positive values such as justice, love, honesty, sincerity, diligence, discipline, reward, and punishment.
*(5b)* Two instances in the passage that show the public has been misinformed about the roles of the teacher are:
i) The teacher has been unjustly accused of imposing illegal levies and given all manner of names, which shows a misconception about the teacher’s actions and intentions.
ii) The teacher’s good work is remembered only during graduation ceremonies but forgotten afterward, indicating a lack of recognition for the teacher’s continuous contributions to national growth and development.
(5c) The irony of life highlighted in the passage is that while the teacher plays a crucial role in molding the future leaders of the nation, they are denigrated, neglected, and unappreciated by the very society and institutions they serve.
(5d) Religious leaders impart the wrong values of “affluence and fanaticism” on the child, which can lead to misinformed ideologies and beliefs.
(5e) The teacher corrects this teaching through “moral instruction in schools,” where they emphasize the need for positive values like justice, love, honesty, sincerity, diligence, discipline, reward, and punishment, thus countering the negative impact of wrong values from other sources.
(5f) The expression “the teacher takes up the gauntlet” means that the teacher accepts and confronts a challenge or difficult situation.
(5gi) The expression “who have neglected their duties” is a relative clause, also known as an adjective clause.
(5gii) Its function in the sentence is to modify “parents,” providing additional information about the parents, specifying which parents the passage is referring to.
(5h) Nearest in meaning to the following words:
i. noble – honorable or prestigious
ii. cradle – infancy or early childhood
iii. impart – to convey or communicate (knowledge, values, etc.)
iv. affluence – wealth or abundance
v. denigrated – criticized or belittled
vi. important – significant or essential
– An electoral commission divides a country into electoral districts
– It Registers political parties and eligible voters.
– The commission educates the electorate on everything they need to know about the election
– The electoral commission provides election materials and affirms the credibility of aspirants
– The commission also appoints adhoc staff and trains them for the election
– The commission counts votes and releases the results of the election conducted