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Find the words in the text which show Ustad Bismillah Khan’s feelings about
the items listed below. Then mark a tick () in the correct column. Discuss your
answers in class.

 

Bismillah Khan’s feelings about

 

Positive

 

Negative

 

Neutral

 

1. teaching children music

 

 

 

 

 

2. the film world

 

 

 

 

 

3. migrating to the U.S.A.

 

 

 

 

 

4. playing at temples

 

 

 

 

 

5. getting the Bharat Ratna

 

 

 

 

 

6. the banks of the Ganga

 

 

 

 

 

7. leaving Benaras and Dumraon

 

 

 

 



Answer

 

Bismillah Khan’s feelings about

 

Positive

 

Negative

 

Neutral

 

1. teaching children music

 

 

Yes

 

 

2. the film world

 

 

 

No

 

3. migrating to the U.S.A.

 

 

 

No

 

4. playing at temples

 

 

Yes

 

 

5. getting the Bharat Ratna

 

 

Yes

 

 

6. the banks of the Ganga

 

 

Yes

 

 

7. leaving Benaras and Dumraon

 

 

No