87. Reading Skills Comprehension: Experience of Writing a Diary

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Experience of Writing a Diary

Read the passages given below and answer the questions that follow them:       

 Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I’ve never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl. Oh well, it doesn’t matter. I feel like writing, and I have an even greater need to get all kinds of things off my chest.

`Paper has more patience than people.’ I thought of this saying on one of those days when I was feeling a little depressed and was sitting at home with my chin in my hands, bored and listless, wondering whether to stay in or go out. I finally stayed where I was, brooding: Yes, the paper does have more patience, and since I’m not planning to let anyone else read this stiff-backed notebook grandly referred to as a `diary’ unless I should ever find a real friend, it probably won’t make a bit of difference.

 Now I’m back to the point that prompted me to keep a diary in the first place: I don’t have a friend.

 Let me put it more clearly since no one will believe that a thirteen-year-old girl is completely alone in the world. And I’m not. I have loving parents and a sixteen-year-old sister, and there are about thirty people I can call friends. I have a family, loving aunts and a good home. No, on the surface I seem to have everything, except my one true friend. All I think about when I’m with friends is having a good time. I can’t bring myself to talk about anything but ordinary everyday things. We don’t seem to be able to get any closer, and that’s the problem. Maybe it’s my fault that we don’t confide in each other. In any case, that’s just how things are, and unfortunately, they’re not liable to change. This is why I’ve started the diary.

Word-Meaning: Musings— thinking, सोच Patience— the quality of being able to stay calm and not get angry, सब्र , धैर्य  Listless— with no energy or interest,निरुत्साह  Prompted— motivated,प्रेरित किया  Confide— to tell personal things privately to a person that one trusts, विश्वास में लेना


1.How was the experience of writing a diary for the girl?

2.Why does the girl write her diary?

3.Explain: ‘Paper has more patience than people’.

4.What was the main thing that prompted her to keep a diary?

5.Why will no one believe that she is alone in the world?

6.What does she think when she is with her friends?

7. What is the main problem of the girl with her friends?

8. Are things liable to change?


1.The experience of writing a diary was really very strange experience for the girl as she had never kept a diary before.

2. She needs to express her pent up feelings through writing them.

3. When she argues with people, they lose patience but she can express all her feelings by writing them on paper.

4. She felt lonely and depressed and found an outlet in writing.

5. No one will believe that she is alone in the world as she has loving parents, a sister and thirty people who know her.

6. She thinks only of having a good time when she is with her friends.

7. The main problem of the girl with her friends is that they can’t confide in each other.

8. No, things are not liable to change or show any improvement.

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