Class 10 English Hots questions

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Class 10 English Hots CCE questions

Content and questions covering all the section of the question paper have been incorporated as per the changed pattern of the CBSE. The question’s marked with ( * ) are based on HOTS. Solved and unsolved model question papers included in this booklet will give a clear idea of the correct answering techniques to the students and also for their practice. It is hoped that this material would build up confidence amongst the students appearing for board examination 2013.  

CHAPTER-1   : Weightage of Marks  
CHAPTER-2   : Content  
a)   Reading  
How to go about reading passages  
b)   Writing  
Formats / Layouts  
c)   Grammar  
Gist of all the topics  
d)   Literature  
Gist of Fiction, Poetry, Drama & Literary devices  
CHAPTER-3   : Model solved question paper.  
CHAPTER-4   : Unsolved question papers.  
CHAPTER-5   :. Tips for success.  
( CODE NO.  101) CLASS-X 

One Paper 3 Hours 100  marks  

MODEL PAPER I (Solved)  
ENGLISH (Communicative)  
Time allotted: 3hrs  
                                                                                                               Max... Marks: 100  
1. General instructions  
This paper consists of four sections  
Section A Reading   -20 marks  
Section B writing   -30 marks  
Section C Grammar   -20 marks  
Section D Literature   -30 
2. Attempt all questions  
3. Do not write anything in the question paper  
4. All answers must be correctly numbered as in the question paper and written in the same order as in the answer sheet provided to you  
5. Read each question carefully and follow the instructions  
6. Strictly adhere to word limit given with each question  
1. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow

1. When the body works with the rhythms of nature, then it is able to function at its best our body is programmed to work with cycles of day and night and the seaons throughout the year. If we honour our body by working in with these cycles, we are more inclined to have good health, lots of energy and a calm mind.  
2. The best time to wake up is between 6am to 8am .The first thing, drink a glass of warm water with a squeeze of lemon juice in it.  
3. Urinate, then clear your bowel.Make this a habit. After this, wash hands and face. Brush teeth. Scrape the tongue of built up ama (toxin) using a tongue scraper or metal spoon. Scrape gently twice down the middle and once either side of the tongue.  
4. Dry body brush yourself for five minutes, starting at the feet and working up the body. Then go for a daily self massage routine using warmed sesame oil. Bathe in warm water, never hot or cold.  
5. Then exercise gently- do yoga, walk or breathe in deeply. Dress in clean clothes.  
6. Whatever be your choice for breakfast , limit salt intake ;avoid oily, fatty, fried food , alcohol, caffeine, red meat, hot spices , chemicals , preservatives , cheese , yogurt and soya sauce.  
7. Before breakfast, sip hot water often throughout the morning, for about 30-60minutes.  
8. Make it a regular routine to have your lunch between 12midday -1pm. It goes without saying, clean hands before eating. Lunch needs to be the biggest meal of the day as the digestive meal of the day as the digestive fire of pitta is at its peak.  
9. Consider having 1/8 th teaspoon fresh grated ginger with a few drops lemon juice before lunch, and follow with a few sips of warm water. Choose foods such as soups, whole grain breads, grains, and salads steamed or stir- fried vegetables, beans or legumes.  
10. Avoid drinking with meals. Warm water can be sipped five minutes after eating to aid digestion. Sit quietly for five minutes after eating. Include a gentle walk of five to 15 minutes to aid digestion.  
11. Practice the art of having dinner early –preferable between 6pm and 7.30pm. Consider having 1/8th teaspoon fresh grated ginger with a few drops lemon juice before dinner, follow with a few sips of warm water.  
12. Eat a light dinner comprising fresh vegetables, salads, cooked vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, followed by something sweet.  
13. Always leave three hours between dinner and going to bed. Only consume warm herbal teas after dinner or warm water. Try to avoid stressful activity in the evening. Retire to bed by 10  
10.30 pm. Do not read, eat or watch TV while eating or in bed.  
14. How about trying to limit your intake of animal meat? It really helps to stay fit and have a long healthy life.  
– Colin Hall, Spa Director Ananda in the Himalayas  
1.1 Complete the following statements. Write the answers in your answer sheets against correct blank numbers. (4  marks )  
(a) Our body functions at its best when it works  
(b) Working within the rhythm of nature provides us  
(c) The gentle morning exercises include  
(d) Lunch should be the biggest meal of the day because  
1.2 Complete the table below setting a routine for good health. Write the answers in your answer sheets.  
Activity Timings    
Getting up (a)……………………    
( b)……………. 12  Midday to 1 p.m  
Dinner (c)……………………    
( d)……………. Between 10 to 10.30 p.m    
1.3 Complete the following flow chart listing the advice for activities before breakfast. Write the answer’s in your answer sheets.  
Take a glass of warm water with lemon juice.  
(a) .................................................... .................. .......................................  
(b) .................................................... .................. .......................................  
(c) .................................................... .................. .......................................  
(d) .................................................... .................. .......................................  
Bathe in lukewarm water, never in hot or cold.  
1.4 Find the words in the passage which mean the same as the following:  
(a) A regular pattern of changes or events (para1)  
(b) a poisonous substance (para  3)  
(c) To think about carefully (para 9)  
(d) to eat or drink (para  13)  
2. Read the following poem carefully and answer the questions that follow: (8  Marks )  
Every one that flatters thee, Is no friend in misery.  
Words are easy, like the wind,  Faithful friends are hard to find.  
Every man will be thy friend,  
Whilst thou hast wherewith to spend;  
But if store of crows be scant,  No man shall supply they want.  
If that one be prodigal,  
Bountiful they will him call,  
And with such life flattering;  
‘Pity but he were a king.’  
But if fortune once do frown  
Then farewell his great renown, They that faw’n’d on him before Use his company no more.  He that is thy friend indeed,  He will help thee in thy need.  If thou sorrow, he will weep,  If thou wake he cannot sleep.  
Thus of every grief in heart  
He with thee doth bear a part  
These are certain signs to know  
Faithful friend from flattering foe.         - William Shakespeare  
2.1 Below is the summary of the poem. Complete it by writing the missing word/phrase against the correct blank number in your answer sheet. (4  Marks )  
In the poem, William Shakespeare highlights the (a)       between true friends and flatterers everyone who flatters you may not stand by you in (b)       really faithful friends are (c)       to come by everyone (d)       to be the friend in your prosperity but no one your joys and sorrows.  
2.2 Poet uses certain expressions in the poem to suggest something to the reader. There are suggestions given below in circles. Choose one suggestion that best fits each of the session in the table and write the answer against the correct blank number in your answer.  

3. The school is organizing a trip to Nainital for the students of classes IX and X. Write a notice giving all relevant details. You are Meena/ Mohit the teacher-in-charge. Write the notice in  
not more than 50 words. Put the notice in a box. (5 M )  
4. The following conversation takes place between Roniz and Sajan . After this Roniz receives a call from Delhi. He has to leave for Delhi immediately . So he leaves a message for Mr.  Wadia. Write the message within 40 words  in the space provided. (5  M )  
Sajan :    Is it Uniworth Limited?  
Roniz :   Yes it is .May I know who is speaking?  
Sajan   :    well, this is Sajan Verma . Can I speak to Mr. Wadia?  
Roniz :     No, I am afraid, he is out of station, but will be back this afternoon.  Sajan :    Would you please tell him to contact me. He has to pick up some important     documents from my office. I will be available at 25996585. Roniz :    O.K., Sir, I’ll pass on the message.  
*5. You come across a news on Beauty pageantsaand wonder whether beauty pageants have anything to convey to the world apart from exhibition of physical beauty,you decide to have a class debate on the same. Write your views for or against the motion Beauty pageants are only a show case of beauty. Write out your speech in not more than 200words. (10  M )  
6. Today it is your turn to address in the morning assembly of your school. You have to speak on  
‘Tree plantation’ .Make use of the following chart and write your speech. (10  M )  
  Tree Plantation    
Old Times   Modern Times   In future  
Roads, buildings,  Palaces, gardens   Roads, parks   Everywhere on vacant 
space, if any  
You may use ideas in the unit ‘Environment’ in addition to your own as well as the table given above.  


7. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied. The First correction has been done as an example.             (4 Marks)  A Gentleman which had travelled e.g. which who in Africa tell his friends that the ( a ) and his servant has made fifty ( b ) wild arab run. Everybody ( c ) on once asked him how (  d ) he had managed to do so.   ( e )  
Laugh the traveler said that it was ( f ) most wonderful. ( g ) we ran or they ran after us ( h )  
8. Read the follwing dialogue between a mother and daughter. Complete the dialogue below in any suitable way. Write the correct answer. Do not copy the whole sentence. The first one has been done as an example.               (4 Marks)  
Mother   : Why don’t you clean up your room?  
Daughter  : I don’t have the time.  
Mother   :  But how can you study in this mess?  
Daughter  :  Its alright (a )    
Mother   :  It may not bother you, but it is not the right habit (b )  
Daughter  :  No. I ‘ll clean up my table also later  
Mother   : With such an untidy study table how are you going to write.  Daughter  :  (c )  

Mother : Sitting on the best to write? That is a bad habit. Daughter : Oh mother, (d) Mother : No, do it right now.  
9. Look at the notes below. Then use the information to complete the Paragraph by writing suitable words or phrases in each space. Do not add any new information. The firestone has been done as an example. Write only the correct answer in your answer sheets against the  
correct blank number. (5  Marks )  
Celebration of “Tree Plantation Day” every year – continuation of deforestation – a great irony, Much fanfare – less attention to trees  - poor rate of survival – illegal felling – fuel/fire wood – poaching – preservation of environment – active involvement.  
We go on celebrating ‘Tree Plantation Day’ every year. But it is ironical that deforestation is still (a)          there is much fanfare on the particular days but the trees are ignored. Consequently, only a handful of them (b)          the ravages of sun, wind and rain. Another treat to afforestation is the felling of trees (c)          by poachers who use it as fuel to cook food or cell it to earn livelihood. We will not succeed in (d)          until we get an active involvement of these poor persons which in possible only when they (e)          actively involve in the preservation of environment.sdf  
10. Look at the words and phrases below. Rearrange them to form meaningful sentences. The first one has been done as an example. (4  Marks ) eg., are harmless/to people/ most bats. Most bats are harmless to people.  
(a) unique and diverse/bats, one of/misunderstood creatures/the worls’s most/are wonderful.  
(b) Mammal population/there are/nearly on quarter/of the world’s/of bats/that accountant for/ are wonderful. Kinds.  
(c) Every country/they are found /except Antarctica/every continent/in virtually/and inhabit.  
(d) That can fly/they are/the only mammals.  
11. Look at the newsheadlines below. Use the information in the headlines to complete the paragraphs.  
The (a)……………..of talks between India and Pakistan had led to (b)………….…………… of peace in the valley.  
The sudden (a) ……………….of a senior cabinet minister caused (b)…………….. among the party cadres.  
A government hospital in Orissa (a)…………………by a mob after an infant declared dead by a doctor (b)……………alive at the burial ground.  

12. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow .Write the answers in your answer sheet in one or two lines only.  
The very deep did rot: O Christ!  
That ever this should be!  
Yea, slimy things did crawl with legs Upon the slimy sea.  
a.  *Is the rotting of the sea a believable thing? Give reasons.   2   M 
b.  What is the feeling created by the description of the sea?   1   M 
c.  Who faced such situation ? Who did they attribute it to?   1   M 
13. Read the following extract  and answer the questions that follow. Write answers in your answer sheet in one or two lines only.  
Like bright hair uplifted from the head  Of some fierce Maenad, even from the dim verge, Of the horizon to the zenith’s height. The locks of the approaching storm.  
a. Who is Maenad? what comparison does the poet make in these lines? 2  M  
b. Name the poetic device used here. 1  M  
c. What does the phrase ‘the locks’ stand for? 1  M  
14. What qualities of the Mirror do you appreciate? 5  M  
15. Why did Calpurnia try to prevent Caesar from going to the senate house? Did she succeed in her attempt? Why? 5  M  
16. How did Cutie Pie influence the baby Winters? 4  M  
*17. Your are the elder brother. Write a letter to the second brother informing him of the noble action of Babuli and enlightening him against his action of disintegrating himself from the family and persuading him to rethink to integrate the family again with the same love, care and  
compassion. 8  M  
1.1 (a) With the rhythm of nature. (b) (i) good health. (ii) lots of energy (iii) a calm mind ( c) yoga, deep breathing or walking (d) the digestive power is at the peak.  
1.2 ( a) 6am to 8am (b) Lunch (c) 6 pm to 7.30 pm (d) Retiring to bed. 1.3 
(a) Urinate and then clean your bowel (b) wash hands and face  
      (c) Brush teeth and scrape the tongue (d) Go for daily self massage  
1.4 (a) rhythm (b) toxin (c) consider (d) consume  
1.1 (a) difference (b) misery (c) hard/ difficult (d) claims (e) willing (f) shares  
1.2 (a.) surplus money to spend (b) one loses the money one has (c) one becomes poor  
1.3 (a) generous enough to give away large amounts of money to help others ( b) trying to please someone with lavish praise.  
(c) wastes money without thinking of future  (d) not as much as there should be  
16th Sept’08  
The School is organizing a trip to Nainital to the students of IX and X between 10th to 15th October. Interested students are requested to give Rs. 2000/-, details of name, class and parents consent letter to the undersigned on or before 20th September 2008.  
Teacher in charge.  
16th Sept’08 6  p.m  
Mr. Wadia  
Sajan Verma wants you to contact him. You have to pick up some important documents from my office. He will be available at 25996585.  
5. Respect Judges Teachers and Mr. dear friends,  
I am Ananya, a student of Class X and I am here to speak against the motion that ‘Beauty Pageants are only a showcase of physical beauty’. As all of us know many beauty pageants like ‘Miss Universe’ and ‘Miss World’ organized every year in all parts of world. Women from different contries and occupations participate in these pageants. As these pageants are organized on an International level, they help to bring people closer. The participants from different cultures and countries exchange their culture in a friendly way. Even these pageants winners spread the message of peace, love, friendship and brotherhood when they act as goodwill ambassadors. These contestants are judged not only by their physical beauty but also by their talents as well as their views on many issues.  
To conclude, I would like to say that these Beauty pageants are not only a showcase of physical beauty but also inforce the promising women to prove their talents at universal level. Thanking you.  
Tree plantation is the need of the hour and the sacred duty as well as concern of every enlightened and environmental friendly individual. In these days of growing atmospheric pollution, the only way of human survival is to maintain ecological balance by preserving old trees and planting new ones.  
Trees being benefactors of man, tree plantation has been accorded the highest priority  since time immemorial .In ancient India , it was observed as a ritual .Rulers –kings, monarchs and emperors laid out  a lot of stress on planting trees and plants and ensured that their palaces had beautiful gardens.  
In the modern times, the spread of industries and population took a heavy toll of trees. However, realization soon grew on man that he was inviting his own disaster by felling green trees. Deforestation  has ruined our rich forests.  
Afforestation has been introduced by campaigns like ‘vanamahotsava’ when tree plantation is undertaken on large scale.These programmes are sponsored by the state governments through local bodies , schools and colleges. It is heartening that now non-governmental agencies are also coming forward in the tree-plantation campaigns. Trees along the roads and in the parks make the city or town look green. Various new programmes and projects have been officially introduced by the government so that this task may be carried on with more enthusiasm .  In future it should be the responsibility of each one of us to not only  plant more and more trees but also to preserve them. If we are able to continue this simple practice  it will contribute to create a healthy environment suitable for human existence not only in the  present but also in the future.  
7. Incorrect word – correct word  
a. tell   -  told  
b. has   -  had  
c. Arab   - Arabs  
d. on   - at  
e. he   - they  
f. laugh  - 
g. most   - quite  
h. or   - and  
8. a. I am habituated  
b. why don’t you clean your table also?  
c. I will sit on the bed to write  
d. I’m tired I’ll clean my room tomorrow  
9. (a) continuing  (b) survive  (C)  illegally    (d) preserving environment   (e)  hungry and poor  
10. a. Bats, one of the world’s most midunderstood creatures, are wonderful, unique and diverse.  
b. There are about 1000 kinds of bats that account for nearly one quarter of theworld’s mammal population  
c.They are found in virtually every country and inhabit every continent except Antartica .  
d.They are the only mammals that can fly.  
11. a. resumption  
b. restoration c .resignation d. confusion  
e. was attacked  
f. was found  
12 a) No, the rotting of the sea is an unbelievable thing .Wind never stops blowing. Waves too never cease lashing the shores. 2 b) The description of the sea depicts a scene of horror. 1  
c) The ancient mariner and his fellow mariners faced  such a terrible situation. They attributed it to the ancient mariner killing the albatross / they believed that the spirit of the albatross avenged its death. 1  
13. a) Maenad is the female follower of Bacchus , the Roman God of wine and fertility . When she prays to Bacchus in a frenzied manner her hair lifted upwards from her head resemble the loose the clouds rising from the surface of the sea and ascending to the sky and scattering over there. The locks of the Maenad are compared to the locks of the approaching storm.       2 b) simile. 1  c) clouds. 1  
14. In the poem Mirror is depicted as being exact with no preconceptions . Secondly, the mirror is said to  be unaffected  by love or dislike , it is not cruel but only truthful , like the eye of a little God .These qualities of the mirror are justified as the mirror reflects the true image of any person or thing. It does not alter the image. Whether the person is ugly, beautiful, young or  old, it does not change the image but reflects the truth and only  the truth.  
15. Many bad omens had been witnessed during the night. Calpurnia herself had seen a horrible dream in which she had seen Caesar being murdered  and Romans bathing their hands in Caesar’s blood. The watchman had seen certain strange sights. A lioness had given birth to her young ones in the streets. A comet had appeared which calpurnia predicted the death of a great person. No, she didn’t succeed. Caesar being overconfident dismissed her fears as  imagination and decided to go to the Senate.  
16. Cutie Pie lay beside C.H.Winters every night and communicated with him through his mind. Ch-tsal told him of the cities with crystal buildings of creatures who lived in caves, of the pioneerships that opened up the galaxy, of the various invaders and how they were defeated, of the five ways of knowing God and the taste of a certain crop, which grew only when the three  
moons of his planet were full.  
17. Our family has a reputation of being a close-knit family, filled with despair when you demanded partition – forget about what has happened – re-consider your decision - come back so that we can live together – Babuli too was disturbed at the time of partition, expressed his desire for a united family – property or money doesn’t matter – Babuli given his share of land as a tribute – but I value unity more than anything - you both are like my two eyes - expecting a positive reply.  
ENGLISH (Communicative ) 

Time allotted: 3hrs  
General instructions Max... Marks: 100  
This paper consists of four sections  
Section A  Reading -20 marks  
Section B  writing -30 marks  
Section C Grammar -20 marks  
Section D Literature-30 marks 

2. Attempt all questions  
3. Do not write anything in the question paper  
4. All answers must be correctly numbered as in the question paper and written in the same order    as in the answer sheet provided to you  
5. Read each question carefully and follow the instructions  
6. Strictly adhere to word limit given with each question  
1. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:  BENAZIR BHUTTO-PERSONALITY AND CONTRIBUTION  
1. Benazir Bhutto was born in 1953 in Karachi, Pakistan to a prominent political family, at the age of 16 she left her homeland to study at Harvard’s Radcliff College. After completing her undergraduate degree at Radcliff she studied in England’s Oxford University, where she was awarded a second degree in 1977.  
2. Later that year she returned to Pakistan where her father, Zulfikar ali Bhutto, had been elected prime minister, but days after her arrival, the military seized power and her father was prisoned. In 1979 he was hanged by the military government of General Zia Ul Haq.  
3. Bhutto herself was also arrested many times over the following years, and was detained for three years from being permitted to leave the country in 1984. She settled in London. When 
her bother died in 1985, she retuned to Pakistan for his burial, and was again arrested for participating in anti government rallies.  
4. She returned to London after her release. When martial law was lifted in Pakistan, anti-zia demonstaration resumed and Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan in April 1986. The public response to her return was tumultous, and she publicity called for the resignation of Zia Ul Haq, whose government had executed her father. When free elections were finally held in 1988 she herself became Prime Minster. At 35, she was one of the youngest chief executives in the world, and the first woman to serve as prime minister in an Islamic country.  
5. Only tow years into her first term, President Ghulam Ishaq khan dismissed Bhutto from office. She intiated an anti-corruption campaign, and in 1993 was reflected as Prime Minister. While in office, she brought electricity to the countryside and built schools all over the country. She made housing and health care as her top priorities, and looked forward to continuing to modernize Pakistan.  
6. At the same time, Bhutto faced constant opposition from the Islamic fundamentaliset movement. In 1996 dissolved the national assembly. A Bhutto re-eleted bid failed in 1997. Her Husband was imprisoned and once again, she was force to leave her homeland. For nine years, she and her children lived in exile in London. In the autumn of 2007, in the face of death threats from radical Islamists, and the hostility of the government, she returned to her native country.  
7. Although she was greeted by enthusiastic crowds, within hours of her arrival, her motorcade was attached by a suicide bomber. She survied this first assassination attempt, although more than 100 by standers died in the attack. The extremists struck again. After a companion rally in Rawalpindi on December 27,2007, a guman fired at her car before detonating a bomb, killing himself and more than 20 bystanders. Bhutto was rushed to the hospital, but soon scumbled in injuries suffered in the attack. In the wake of her death, rioting erupted throughout the country. The loss of the country’s most popular democratic leader has plunged Pakistan into turmoil, intensifying the dangerous instability of a nuclear- armed nation in a highly volatile region.  
1.1 Complete the summary given below. Use only a word to fill in the blanks.  
Benazir Bhutto was born in a (a)                Political family of Pakistan. Her father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was (b)                when military seized power. Two years later, the (c)                prime minister was hanged by the military government of General Zia Ul Haq. Benazir was also arrested many times and later (d)                for three years.  

Benazir faced in the autumn of 2007 were ( i )  
1.4 Find words which mean the same as the following.  
(a) reaction (para 1)  
(b) series of planned activities (para 5)  
(c) sent away from one’s native country (para 6)*  
(d) broke out suddenly and violently (para 7)*  
2. Read the following poem carefully and answer the questions that follow:  
Where were you and where was I When for help young children cried? Where were you and where was I When they set this world alight? How could we not realise?  
There must be a reason why,  
Wise men say,  
Evil wins when good men walk away.  
Don’t you talk of history,  
What was then will never be,  
Time has moved on, life has changed.  
Now we just won’t let this be, Every wrong now we will right. Won’t forget the reason why, Wise men say.  
Evil wins when good men walk away. -  Sanjay Kapil (External Flames )  
2.1 Below is the summary of the first stanza of poem. Complete it by writing the missing word/ phrase against the correct blank number in your answer sheet. 6 m  
The Poem raises his voice (a)                           the evil rampant in society. In the past injustice, (b)                           and wrongs were (c)                           by evil persons. The children cried for help but the common people stood (d)                           the wicked or unruly persons set this worked (e)                           Good men didn’t (f)                           them slaved in the struggle against evil.  
2.2 The poet uses certain expressions in the poem to suggest some thing to the reader. There are some suggestions given below in the circles. Choose on suggestion that best fits each of 

In not more than 25 words, complete the following telegram to your father, shri. R.L.Mehta , village Nurpur, Dist. Kangra, informing him of the change in your plans. Do not exceed 25 words inclusive of the receiver’s address. Copy the format of the telegram in your answer sheet. (5M)  
By staff Reporter  
The Financial Accounting Examination for students of B.Com (pass), Delhi University , will be held on May 20 from 3p.m to 6p.m said a Delhi University release issued in the capital on Thursday. The examination was originally scheduled for May 8 but had to be cancelled due to the question paper leak. The venue for the examination will remain the same as before.  
4. Adiyta, who lives in Delhi, left for Mangalore where he studies in a medical college. On the train he realized that he had forgotten to pack his stethoscope, laboratory instruments, and apron. He decided to write a postcard to his brother from Mangalore, requesting him to courier the above-mentioned items which he had left on his table.  (5 M )  
5. You have recently attended a one-day seminar on ‘Vocational studies–source of selfemployment’ where speakers talked about various vocational courses like computer programming, book-keeping, insurance, writing, electronics, etc which can ensure employment to students unwilling to study after class XII. Using ideas from the unit on ‘Education’ together with your own ideas limit the article to 200 words. (10M)  
6. Your school organized a trip to the hills of  India under the supervision of your PET you have returned after ten days .Write a letter to your father telling him about your experiences of the  trip, in not more than 175words. (10M) 


7. In the passage given below, one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after it in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Ensure that the word that forms you answer is underlined. 3M  
Fresh fruit and vegetables not only good to  e.g vegetables are not  Taste but also nutritive elements in large ( a ) quantities. Fresh vegetables are left in an (  b ) open room one day, almost half of vitamin C   ( c ) lost . Many people cut vegetables long before ( d ) cooking . By doing this provide greater outer ( e ) surface for of nutritive elements to evaporate. ( f )  
8. Write the incorrect word and correction in your answer sheet as given against the correct blank number. Remember to underline the word that you supplied. (3  marks )  
In India, milk has always symbolizing health, wealth e.g symbolizing symbolized and happiness. Numerous superstitionjs or customs ( a ) associated with milk is still prevalent – for example, idols ( b ) are washing in milk as part of religious ceremonies ( c ) amongst much communities in India. Milk is universally ( d ) accepted as a first food for the human infant. It ( e ) contain all the nutrients that the body needs ( f )  
In fact there is no adequate substitute for milk.  
9. Look at the words and phrases below. Rearrange them to form meaningful sentences to complete the dialogue which follows. Write each sentence in answer sheet against the correct blank number. The first one has been done as an example. (4  marks )  
     You / go / where / the vacation / did / during  
(a) the taj / did / see / you / there  
(b) building / is / it / a / beautiful  
Rohan : Hello, Varun! How do you do?  
Varun :  I’m fine, thank you.  
Rohan : Where did you go during the vacation?  
Varun : I went to Agra  
Rohan :  (a )  
(c) The moon / in / the sky / climbing / was  
(d) Know / it / built / you / do / who  
Rohan :  (d )  
Varun : yes, I know, Emperor Shahjahan built it.  
10. Below you can see set of instructions for making cake. Use those to fcomplete the follwing paragraph which describes how cakes are made. The first one has been done for u as an example. Write the answers in your answer sheets against the correct blank number. Do not copy the whole sentence. (5 Marks)  
Take 2 cups of flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, ½ teaspoon salt, 2 ½ teaspoons of baking power, 4 tablespoons of margarine and a cup of milk. Stir flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut in margarine. Add milk mix well until batter is quite stiff. Sperd better in cake pan. Bake at 325C until golden in colour.  
Two cups of flour, two tablespoons of sugar, half teaspoon of salt, two and a half teaspoons of baking powder, four tablespoons of margarine and a cup of milk are taken. After salt, 
baking powder and sugar (a)                     together, Margarine (b)                     then, milk (c)                     and the ingredients (d)                     quite stiff, Finally, the batter (e)                     and baked at 325 C until it is golden in colour. Thus a delicious cake is baked.  
11. Read the comic strip and complete the passage given below, Write the correct answer in your 

12. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow   4 Wild spirit , which art moving everywhere : Destroyer and preserver’ hear , oh, hear!  
(a) Who is the wild spirit?  
(b) Why does the poet call it destroyer and preserver?  
(c) Why does the poet call it wild ?  
13 Read the following extract and answer the questions  4  And now there came both mist and snow, And it grew wondrous cold.  
And ice, mast high, came floating by  
As green as emerald  
a. What is this ‘ice mast high’?  
b. What are the sounds that this ice makes?  
14. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow 5  marks Scrooge was better than his word. He did everything he promised, and infinitely more.  
a. Mention any two things that Scrooge did as part of his promise  
b. Give two instances from the text that reveal Scroooge’s character before he changed.  
c. What exactly did the ghost of Christmas past show Scrooge?  
15. How does Caesar justify leaving his house for the senate despite Calpurnia’s fears and warnings 5  marks  
16. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow. 4  marks  
‘We knew about the Kruger Park because some of our men used to leave home to work there in the places where white people came to stay and look at the animals?  a. What does this extract reveal about the narrator’s family? *  
b. Mention any two outstanding events that occur during the narrator’s journey through the park?  
17. Imagine you are Babuli’s elder brother and have received his note. Write to him a letter in about 150-175 words showing your reactions and future plans. 8  marks  Model paper III

ENGLISH (Communicative )  
Time allotted :3hrs  
                                                                                                                Max. Marks: 100  
1. General instructions  
This paper consists of four sections  
Section A  Reading   -20 marks  
Section B  writing   -30 marks  
Section C Grammar   -20 marks  
Section D Literature   -30 marks  
2. Attempt all questions  
3. Do not write anything in the question paper  
4. All answers must be correctly numbered as in the question paper and written in the same order as in the answer sheet provided to you  
5. Read each question carefully and follow the instructions  6. Strictly adhere to word limit given with each question  
READING SECTION - A (30 marks)  
1. Read the passage given below  
1. Satellite TV, providing viewing for 24 hours a day, is leading to a increase of health problems in children. Leading neurologist Dr.Ashok Uppal, states that children are now glued for longer hours to the television, leading to an increase in photo-stimulus sensitive epilepsy. Dr.Uppal advised parents to limit their children’s television viewing or to give them breaks at regular intervals during long spells of watching.  
2. A recent study also showed an alarming trend of sleep disturbances in children caused by watching television viewing. Increased amounts of television viewing were associated with many types of sleep problems including difficulty getting to and staying sleep .The amount of television viewed also had an effect whether the child became sleepy during the day time, affecting his normal day time functioning.  
3. Public concern over the issue of TV viewing has increased in recent times with reports of fatal counters of children who died as a result of imitating TV Public heroes. However, Much can be done to see that children don’t grow into desperadoes; Parental intervention in TV viewing is one of them.  
4. Contrary to the popular belief that cartoon viewing are harmless, many studies show that they contain violent portrayals that make children aggressive. Children are very impressionable and cannot tell the difference between cartoon violence and real life violence. Studies in Kansas, USA have proved that children who watch the violent shows, even ‘Just funny cartoons’, were more likely to hit out at their playmates ,argue, disobey class rules and leave tasks unfinished more often than those who watches the non violent programmes.  
5. Programmes meant for children are laced with violence which is not very discernible; for instance violence and the use of brutal words A recent study conducted by NCERT indicates that violence on the small screen can lead to aggressive behavior in children. Television violence affects its viewers in three ways: learning aggressive attitudes, desensitization to violence, and fear of being victimized by violence More often than not, the perpetrators of violence are role models of kids .Gang fights earlier used to be among older boys, now are common at a much younger age. Often, the perpetrators of violence in serials are left unpunished. While some bad characters may be punished at the end of the story, heroes rarely show any remorse or are seldom criticized for bashing up the villain, often to death. Watching do-gooders like cops inflicting violence in the line of duty may suggest to a child 
that violence is desirable trait in life.                                                                   (424 words)  
1.1 On the basis of your reading of the passage, complete the following table listing the harmful 

An increase in ‘photo-
stimulus sensitive epilepsy or television-induced epilepsy.  

…….….….….… ( 
…….….….….… ( 
……….….….…. …………….…………….….….….… 


( f)…………….…………….….….…. 
Leave tasks unfinished  
( g)…………….…………….….….….  

1.2 Find words/phrases from the passage which mean the same as the following from the paragraphs indicated. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. (4  Marks )  
(a) Unable to stop watching something (para 1) ………………………………  
(b) Disturbing; causing anxiety (para 2) …………………………………  
(c) Someone who is very easily influenced by the people around him and by what he is told  
( para 4) …………………………………….  
(d) Those who have committed a crime, or a violent or harmful act (para 5) 
2. Read the passage given below: Thimmakka and her children  
1. Thimmakka and her husband Bikkalu Chikkaiah, a childless couple of hulikal village in Karnataka, decided to adopt children. But the children they chose to rear were 284 banyan trees along a 3 km stretch of what is now National Highway 48 in Karnataka. The trees filled up avoid in their lives. And just recently, Thimmakka received the National Citizens’ Award from the Prime Minister.  
2. In the 1950’s it was Thimmakka who tired of her neighbour;s jibes, directed to her childlessness, his upon the plan. “why not plan banyan trees and rear them like our children?’ she thought. So the lonely couple decided to plant trees. Thimmakka’s husband was a disabled person, hence she had to work as a laborer every day and did not have the time for much else. But firm in their resolve, they took great pains to dig pits on ether side of the road. Their next task was to choose suitable banyan saplings. They finally planted 
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300 saplings and up thorny bushes around to ensure that cattle did not eat up the tender trees.  
3. Thimmakka brought water in pots from along distance and poured it at the foot of the saplings every day. During the rainy season she poked at the roots fof the trees to make them go deep and, as the area was not fenced, she kept a constant vigil and nursed the plants for 10 years. It was time spent well, as it gave her fulfillment and pride.  
4. Even as the couple nursed the saplings, she was working in a quarry for their hand to mouth existence. If she couldn’t go to the quarry they would have nothing to eat a day. True, her work was back breaking, but she could not neglect the trees either. She would go to the kudur road and attend to the saplings before the break of dawn. And the trees, like children who live in an atmosphere of love and caring, responded to her call and grew up, now, in the prime of their lives, the 284 that took root provide a green canopy for 3km, nests for birds and prevent soil erosion. They are also worth an estimated Rs. 84 crore.                      (372 Words)  
2.1 Based on your reading of passage complete the sentences given below. Write the answers in our answer sheets against the correct blank numbers. (8 Marks)  
(a) Thimmakka received the National Citizens Award from the Prime Minister for  
(b) Timmakka and her husband Bikkalu Chikkaiah decided to plant banyan trees along National Highway 48in Karnataka because …………………………..  
(c) To ensure the safety of the plants, Timmakka ……………………………… (d) 
Thimmakka took good care of plants. She  
(i) ………………………………………………………………….  
(ii) ………………………………………………………………….. ( iii)  …………………………………………………………………  
(e) Thimmakka’s banyan trees have benefited the environment in the following ways:  
(i) ……………………………………………………………………………….  
(ii) ………………………………………………………………………………...  
WRITING SECTION -  B (30 marks )  
3. Recently an NGO, LOKNAAD working for world peace and harmony visited your school and made a presentation. They sang songs composed on world peace. You were moved by the programme. You decided to share your feelings with your friend Aman through a postcard. Write the postcard, in not more than 50 words. Draw the post card in your answer sheet and write it. 5 m  
4. You are Suman / Sushil , the cultural secretary of your school . The Annual Day of your school is approaching . Write a notice informing students of the practice schedule giving details of time and place where it is going to take place. 5 m  
5. There is need to improve existing conditions and provide new facilities to attract tourists from within the country and also from foreign countries to historical places in your city / state. Write a letter to the Editor of a local daily suggesting ways and means to attract tourists. You may refer to the unit on ‘Travel and Tourism’. 10 m  
6. You have come across  an article on the ‘Horrors of war’ .you feel very sad about death and destruction everywhere .Draft a poster with slogan War –an evil  save humanity from the  cruelties of war.* 10 m  
GRAMMAR SECTION -  C (30 marks )  
7. The follwing passage has not been edited. There is no error in each line. Write each error and underline your correction in the space provided. The first correction has been done as an  
example.          (3 Marks) 
As they went on describing  the school, it seems to me   e.g seem seemed  
that it can be the greatest place on earth. Not even   ( a )  
heaven presented most attraction fro me at that time   ( b )  
than did the institute in Virginia, about whom these   ( c )  
men were talking. I was very much thrill and   ( d )  
at once resolve to go to that school although I had   ( e )  
no idea where it was, or what many miles away.   ( f )  
8. Look at the diagrams given below. Then use the information to complete the following paragraph Write the correct answer in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Do not India is so large (a)          rain fall and weather varies considerably from one region to (b)          in Mumbai, for example, the temperature remains steady (c)          the year. Jaipur, however, has a not summer, with the (d)          temperatures in may and june, but the weather is much (e)          in winter. Although both of these (f)          are effected by 
(g)          in Mumbai, and the average rain fall is (h)          than Jaipur.  
9. Look at the words and phrases below. Rearrange them to form meaningful sentences. The first one has been done as an example. Write the correct sentences in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. 4 M  
• And/of atoms/everything/is made/everyone        Every one and everything is made of atoms.  
(a) man/from the sun/energy/throughout/has used/history  
(b) the sun/all/depends upon/our/life/ordinary  
(c) a/new/we/of enery/however/supply/now here  
(d) the atom/comes/inside/this energy/from  
(e) atoms/they are/many/all the time/as/stay  
(f) kinds/changing/however/a few/are always/of atom  
(g) naturally/radioactive/which/in this way/atoms/are called/behave  
(h) atoms/atomic energy/radioactive/the/gives/splitting of  
10. Look at the following news headlines. Use the information in the headlines to complete the paragraphs.  
Flight departures and arrivals were delayed by over four hours          in the capital yesterday morning.  
An Indian Airlines Air Bus IC814 (a)          by militants shortly after its take off from Kathmandu airport. The hijacers (b)          the release of 36 militants,  c. MCD GEARS UP TO LEVY TOLL TAX  
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD)          to implement its toll tax proposal d. PM LEAVES FOR THE US  
PM           on Thursday according to the reports from the Prime Minister’s Office.  
11. Read the dialogue given below. Report it by completing the blanks that follow. Write the correct answer in our answer sheet against the correct blank number. Do not copy the whole  
David  : 

Hello, Is this 94422886600?  
Yes (a) ______________________?  
Hi! It’s me David, your classmate speaking.  
David! I am glad. By the way (b) _____________________?  
I ‘m calling from Hyderabad Airport, I ‘m here for short visit.  
That’s great. (c) _________________?  
I wanted to give you a surprise.   4x1=4  
Harini : Wait there. (d) _____________________. David : 
 Sure I will wait for you.
12. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow  
So the frog and nightingale  
Journeyed up and down the scale  For six hours, till she was shivering And her voice was hoarse and quivering a. 
What does scale stand for here?  
b. What was the real purpose behind the exhaustive effort?  
c. What impression do you get about thr frog and the nightingale ?  
13. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow 4  
My mother only said  
Thank god the scorpion picked on me And spared my children.  
a. why did the mother thank God on getting cured? 2   4  M 
b. What do we understand about the mother from this act of thanking God?   2 M 
14. Bring out the supernatural element in the play ‘A Christmas Carol’ .How does it affect Ebenezer Scrooge?  
15. How did Cutie Pie become a sensation on planet Earth?  
16. In the poem The ode to the west wind the poet establishes a link between his own personality and the personality of the west wind. What is the link? What appeal does he make to the west wind?  
17. The white woman who came to make a film on the refugees is deeply impressed to meet the grandmother in the story ‘The Ultimate Safari’.She writes a letter to the Secretary , Refugee camp Circle, Mozambique , making out a case for providing additional support to the grand- 
mother .Write the woman’s letter in about 150-175 words. 8 m*  

Model Paper IV  
ENGLISH (Communicative )  
Time allotted :3hrs  
1. General instructions Max. Marks: 100  
This paper consists of four sections  
Section A Reading -20 marks  
Section B Writing -30 marks  
Section C Grammar     -20marks  
Section D Literature    -30marks  
2. Attempt all questions  
3. Do not write anything in the question paper  
4. All answers must be correctly numbered as in the question paper and written in the same order as in the answer sheet provided to you  
5. Read each question carefully and follow the instructions  
6. Strictly adhere to word limit given with each question 

1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow  ADOLESCENCE  
1. Adolescence is a period of transition from childhood to adulthood. Part of the transition involves a shift in orientation, away from the previous generation towards one’s own generation. For instance, adolescents may reject the clothes their parents want them to wear. They prefer to dress like their friends. This transition starts in early childhood; even young children respond more to the influences of their peers than to the desires of their parents. Adolescence is a period in which parental control is in its waning days, and many teenagers break away from parental control for good.  
2. As children grow, develop, and move into early adolescence, involvement with one’s peers and the attraction of peer identification increases. As pre-adolescents being rapid physical, emotional and social changes, they begin to question adult standards and the need for parental guidance. They find it reassuring to turn for advice to friend who understand and sympathize-friend who are in the same position themselves. By ‘trying on’ new values and testing heir ideas with their peers, there is less fear of being ridiculed or ‘shot down’. Yet, mention the word ‘peer pressures’ and many adults cringe because the words are laden with negative connotations. The ideas that someone, or something, lures our children into learning dangerous and destructive behavior by discarding all parental behaviors and values, scares adults.  
3. The fact is, peer pressure can be positive. It keeps youth participating in religious activities and playing on sports teams, even when they are not leaders. It keeps adults going to religious services, serving on community committees and supporting worthwhile cause. The peer group is a source of affecting, sympathy and understanding; a place for experimentation; and a supportive setting for achieving the two primary developmental tasks of adolescence. These are:  (1) identity-finding the answer to the question ‘Who am I?’ and (2) autonomy-discovering that self as separate and independent from the parents. It is no wonder, then, that adolescents like to spend time with their peers.  
4. During adolescence, peer relations expand to occupy a particularly central role in young people’s lives. Peers typically replace the family as the center of a young person’s socializing and leisure activities. Teenagers have multiple peer relationships, and they confront multiple ‘peer’ cultures that have remarkably different norms and value systems.  
5. The adult perception of peers as having one culture or a unified front of dangerous influence is inaccurate. More often than not, peers reinforce family values, but they have the potential to encourage problem behaviors can be done to help teenagers experience the family and the peer group as mutually constructive environments.  
6. If the negative effect of peer pressure is to be minimized , youth, parents, school and community leaders must come together  to establish workable and effective strategies to guide teen behavior and to support their transition from children to mature, responsible adults.7  
1.1 On the basis of your reading of the passage answer the following questions write the answer sheets against the correct question number. (6  Marks )  
(a) The author sees the period of adolescence primarily as ………………………  
(b) The one most important characteristic of this age is the child’s desire to………………..  
(c) The changes which occur at this age in the relationships between parents and children are :  
(i) ……………………………………………………………………….. (ii) ……………………………………………………………………….  
(d) The adolescent finds it reassuring to turn to his peers for help and advice because………………………………………..  
(e) Contrary to the adult perception, peers do not have a dangerous influence. Rather ,they  
1.2 On the basis of your reading of the article, complete the following flow chart giving 
sheets against the correct blank numbers. (4  Marks ) 
( a) …………………. ( b) …………………. ( c) ………………….  …………………….. …………………….. ……………………..  
( d) …………………. Peer group is a source of affection,   …………………….. sympathy and understanding.  
Find words from the passage which mean the follwing. W rite the answers in your answer   details about how peer influence can be positive. Write the answers in yours answers in your answer  
sheets against the correct blank numbers. (2  Marks ) (a) Change over (para 1) ……………… (b) Comforting (para 2) ……………..  
(c) Freedom (para 3) ………………..  
(d) The process of becoming aware of conscious of a thing (para 5)  
2. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:  
One cannot be truly human and civilized unless one looks upon not only all fellow-men but all creation with the eye of a friend. Throughout India, edicts carved on rocks and iron pillars are reminders that 22 centuries ago, emperor Ashoka defined than king’s duty as not merely to protect citizens and punish wrong doers but also to preserve animals life and forest trees. Ashoka was the first and perhaps the only monarch until very recently to forbid the killing of a large number of species of animals for sport or food. He went further, regretting the carnage of his military conquests and enjoining upon his successors to find 
“their only pleasure in the peace that comes through righteousness. “  
Along with the rest of man kind, we in India-in spite of Ashoka - have been guilty of wanton disregard for the sources of our sustenance. Though there is a concert at the rapid deterioration of flora and fauna, some of the wildlife has been wiped out, miles of forest’s with beautiful old trees, mute witness of history have been destroyed. Even though India’s industrial development is at its infancy, and it’s most difficult the worked we inhabit is divided. On the one hand the rich are critical of the continuing poverty, on the other they warn against their own methods.  
There is no wish to impoverish the environment any further and yet, for a moment, it is difficult to forget the grim poverty of a large number of people are not then poverty and need the greatest polluters? The environment cannot be improved in conditions of poverty. Nor can poverty be eradicated without the use of science and technology.  
2.1 On the basis of your reading of the passage, complete the statements that follow  
(8  Marks ) 
Write the answers in your answer sheets against correct blank number.  
(a) A person can be considered truly human and civilized only when _________________  
(b) According to Ashoka, the duty of a king is to _________________  
(c) Ashoka has the unique distinction of and _________________  
(d) _________________  
(e) Ashoka urged his successors to find pleasure _________________  
(f) According to Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Indians have been guilty of _________________  
(g) Environment imbalance is being created in India by _________________  
(h) The greatest polluters of environment in India are _________________ 

3. Following is a conversation between Avinash and Aditi . Read the conversation and write.  Aditi’s message in not more than 50 words. Put the message in a box.  
Avinash : Can I speak to Ramesh?  
Aditi: May I know who is on the line? Ramesh is not at home.  
Avinash: I am his friend Avinash. I just called up to say that our friend Manish is coming from the USA tomorrow night. His flight arrives at 1a.m .I am planning to go to the airport to receive him. If Ramesh is interested ask him to call me up, so that we can fix up the programme.  
Aditi: I’ll definitely convey your message .Bye.  
4. You are Rekha / Ravi. You are to attend a swimming coaching camp at Chennai from 16th to 22nd October. Write a telegram to Rajini /Rakesh in chennai asking her/him to meet you at the station and take you to the club where accommodation is arranged as the place is not familiar to you.  
5. Harsh is deeply upset to read the following report in a newspaper:  
‘Every year thousands of people die because of hunger and homelessness, unidentified on the streets of our cities .Last year, the number reached 3040 in the capital .It is imperative to create facilities during chilly nigts .Harsh  decides to deliver a speech  at the morning assembly to motivate thestudents, teachers and principal of his school to act as a responsible social institution and provide shelter to the homeless. Write his speech in not more than 175 words.* 10 m  
6. You are a voracious reader you don’t like your friends wasting time by talking over mobiles , playing computer games and wasting time in other ways so write an article for the school magazine highlighting the importance of reading.                                                  10 m  
7. Look at the words and pharases below. Rearrange them to form meaningful sentences so as to complete the dialogue which follows. Write the corrected sentences in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. 4  m  
(a) doctor / want / I / to / a / become  
(b) 80% marks / secondary / passed / with / the / Examination ( c) Medical / stream / 
science / in / of / for /. Opt / to /  +2  
(d) commerce / charted / and / a / study / become / accountant  
(e) preference / you / them / your / whether / have / of / informed  
(f) by /  convinced / feel / my / don’t / arguments / they  
(g) tomorrow / come / at / after / day / them /  with / ten  
(h) you / your / advice / words / kind / thank / of / for  
8. The follwing text has been unedited. The blanks next to some lines indicate that a word has been omitted from that line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after it in your answer sheet against the correct blank number Ensure that the word that forms your answer is underlined. 3m  Newly released images NASA’s Mars e.g. image from NASA’s Global surveyer shows that red planet is a ( a ) different place today than it two years ago ( b ) when the spacecraft a world constantly reshaped ( c ) by forces nature including shifting sand dunes, ( d ) monster dust devils, windstorms frosts polar ( e ) ice caps that grow and retreat the seasons. ( f )  
9. Shalini recently had an interview for a doctor’s job. Read what the people an the interview panel asked Salini, and then complete the letter which she wrote to her friend. Do not add any new information. The first one has been done as an example. Write the answers in your answer sheets against the correct blank number. Do not copy the whole sentence.     4 m  
Dear Nalini  
I’m really ecited to write that I have fared quite well in my interview. At the very outset a Member of the interview Panel asked me what my name was. Then he wanted to know (a)________The chairperson was a keen eyed lady. She asked (b)________the medical profession. Then the expert asked (c)________my MD. The Director of Health Services, then enquired (d)________in rural areas. I replied that I was ready to work anywhere and that clinched the issue. How are your parents? I hope to see you soon. Yours affectionately  
10. Read the follwing passage and full in the blanks with one word only. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank number           4 m  
(a)……………… notion of total loyalty was at (b) ……………. Core of (c)…………… Samurai tradition (d) …………….. trure samurai, whether (e) …………………………. illustrious knight or (f)……… mere spear – bearer, was bound by oath to (g) ………….. lord or another. Obedience was (h)…………. abosolute ideal. (i) ………………… Samurai was allowed to question (j) …………….. order.  
11. Read the dialogues given below and complete the passage that follows each. Write the correct answer in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Do not coy the whole sentence.  
Jain   :   When is the fancy dress competition in your school?  
Manna   :   It is after two weeks.  
Jain   :   Are you taking part in it?  
Manna   :   Yes, I am taking part as an engine driver.  
Jain   :   Why have you chosen that?  
Manna   :   So that I can reach late.  
12. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow? 4 m  
…………….Ten hours  
Of steady rain had driven him  
To crawl beneath a sack of rice  
Parting with his poison –flash Of diabolic tail in the dark room  
(a) Who does ‘him’ refer to in the second line?  
(b) Why does he come inside the house?  
(c) Where does he hide himself?  
(d) Why does the poet refer to his tail as diabolic?  
13. In me she has drowned a young girl and in me an old woman        Rise towards her day after day like a terrible fish. 4  m  
(a) How has ‘She’ transformed?  
(b) How is the mirror a witness to her transformation?*  
(c) Explain ‘rises like a terrible fish’  
14. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow write the answers in your  answer sheet. Remember to number the answers correctly. 5  m  
Anthony: Have patience, gentle friends, I must not read it, It is not meet you know how Caesar loved you You are not wood; you are not stones, but men. a. What is Anthony unwilling to read?  b. What is his motive?  
c. Why does he say that they are not wood or stones but men?  
15. How was Scrooge better than his word? How did he keep his promises? Answer in 100words 5 m  
16. In the story ‘The Tribute’ Babuli says, “I listened to all this like an innocent lamb looking into darkness” ‘What do you understand by his statement? What light does it throw on hischaracter?  4  m  
17. The grown up C.H.Winters is airlifted to Quta –pi. He carries with him a communication gadget over which he transmits sensational messages to his mother. Write one such message in about 150 words, describing the life on that planet. 8 m*  

Model Paper V  
ENGLISH (Communicative )  
Time allotted :3hrs  
1. General instructions Max. Marks :100  This paper consists of four sections  
Section A Reading -20 marks  
Section B Writing -30 marks  
Section C Grammar -20 marks  
Section D Literature -30 marks  2. Attempt all questions  
3 .Do not write anything in the question paper  
4. All answers must be correctly numbered as in the question paper and written in the same order as in the answer sheet provided to you  
5. Read each question carefully and follow the instructions  
6. Strictly adhere to word limit given with each question  
1.  Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.  
1. Summer is vacation offers families dilemmas and opportunities. For too many kinds it becomes a period of intellectual passivity and stalled personal growth. For others-and their parents-it’s a time of over load and frantic scheduling.  
2. Summer is a great time for parents to build relationship with their children,’ says a renowned child psychologist. And it’s an opportunity both for the kids to learn and for the family to grow together. To make this a reality, educators and psychologists point to several simple strategies that parents can star planning before summer gets under way.  
3. Summer a perfect time for kids to the skills they’ve learnt in a classroom and use them in new ways,’ notes a well-known educator. Comparing prices in grocery shop can sharpen children’s mental maths skills, taking measurements to build a new tree house or design a simple play thing teaches geometry. Car trips provide opportunities to study maps and learn geography. Some libraries offer free reading programmes for children.  
4. Some times kids will need a small push in the right direction. Victoria concouraged her seven-year- sold son, Philip, to take  part in their local library’s summer reading club. For every book report a child wrote, he received a raffle ticket. At the end of summer, sports prizes were raffled off. Philip, who’d painstakingly produced seven book reports, won an autographed picture of a hockey star and had his name and one of his reports printed in the local newspaper. (if that’s not possible, encourage children to write letters to editors on current affairs, or about school related issues.) “Philip moaned and groaned about writing the reports, but in the end, he was happy to put the effort in, ‘notes his mother. ‘Any his ability to express himself really improved.  
5. ‘It’s the daily doses of stimulation-intellectual, creative, esteem-building-that parents can give their children that have the greatest impact says an eminent researcher. In an informal study conducted in 1998  other researchers surveyed successful college students about how they spend their free time from age’s five to twelve, and then compared their activities with those of troubled youngsters. They found that the successful ones were more likely to play spontaneous games, more involved in household chores, and chores likely to engage in playful activities with their parents. Troubled youngsters spent far less time on chores or family games, and more time on their own planted in front of the TV or a video game.  
6. Often, when parents are drawing up their summer plans, their focus is on entertaining and enriching their children. But experts agree that a summer built completely around a child’s self – fulfillment won’t help a youngster mature into a high thinking member of his family or community. Truly successful kids, say educators, are those who’ve least to budget time to help others – whether it’s helping an invalid neighbor or preparing their own family’s meals a couple of nights a week. Where parents fail, say experts, is in the way such responsibilities are presented. Too often, they’re trotted out as punishments instead of challenges. To make matters worse, parents often nag the child about the task rather than simply setting a completion deadline and allowing the youngster to decide when and how he will meet it.  
7. For most parents of school-age kids, the larges block of time they’ll have with their children is in the summer. With a little advance preparation, parents can use the summer to help their youngster into smarter, more creative, more caring human being.  
1.1 On the basis of your reading of the passage, complete the following. Write only the answers in your answer sheet against the correct question number. 9  m  
(a) Parents can give the kids a special summer vacation by:  
a. ……………………………………………………….  
b. ……………………………………………………….  
c. ………………………………………………………..  
(b) Mention the new ways in which children can use the skills learnt in class.  
(i) ………………………………………………………. (ii)      ……………………………………………………….  
( iii)       ………………………………………………………..  
(c) The advantages Philip had on writing the book reports were:  
(i) ……………………………………………………….  (ii) ……………………………………………………….  (d) Truly successful kids are those who ……………………………..  
(e) Why should a summer vacation not be built completely around a child’s fulfillment?  
(f) Parents who prepare for the summer vacation in advance can ensure that their children  
1.2 Pick words from the passage that mean the same as the following. Write the answers only in your answer sheet against the correct question number. 3 m  
i. Done quickly, not organized (para 1) 
…………………………..  ii. Plans (para 2) ………………………. iii. Concentrate (para 6) ………………………..  
2. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:  
1. On August 2, 1944, eight US combat pilots from the 383rd Fighter Squadron were on a mission over Nazi occupied France. As they flew above Remy-a village northeast of Paris-the pilots, at the controls of their P-51 Mustangs, saw a German munitions train under heavy7 camouflage.  
2. The American pilots-young men in their twenties-made five strafing runs. They hit the  18-bogie train, which exploded with terrible force; it was carrying nitroglycerine for rocket warheads.  
3. The village was severely damaged buy the explosion. Most of the houses had their roofs blown off. And the beautiful stained – glass windows of the 70-year-old Church of St Denis were shattered. in the attack ,an American pilot , Lieutenant Houston L. Braly, 22, of Brady, Texas, was killed.  
4. Some of the villagers pulled his from the plane to hide it from the occupying German forces wrapped it in his parachute, and tried to conceal it in a stable. As a  show of gratitude and respect, they covered Lieutenant Braly’s body with flowers from their gardens.Outraged, the Nazis ordered the villagers to bring no more flowers for the American pilot. The villagers defied them. At great risk to themselved and their families, they buried Lieutenant Braly, at the Church of St. Denis , and piled the grave high with flowers ,in memory of the young American who had come so far to give his life  for them. I first learnt about this from one of the fighter pilots, Gordon Mccoy. He told me that the surviving members of the 383rd had found out that the stained-glass in the church of St Denis had never been replaced. Plain plate glass had been installed; it was still there. The men of the 383rd decided to try to replace the stained glass.  
5. After I wrote about the church at Remy in my newspaper column, more than 1,.200 readers sent money Today there is a surplus of about $65,000 in the windows fund. The American pilots asked the people of Remy if there was anything else they needed; the villagers said the church would be grateful to have an organ. The pilots said they would buy it.  
6. But there’s not going to be an organ for the church. After September 11 , 2001, the Pilots of the 383rd heard from the people of Remy. The villagers said that they did not want the organ’ the people of Remy cancelled their order for the organ and instead the money went to the United States, to help the victims of September 11.  
2.1 On the basis of your reading of passage, complete the following statements are briefly as        possible. Write your answers in the answer sheets against the correct blank number. 7  m  
(a) The US combat pilots noticed on 2 August 1944.  
(b) The result of strafing was that  
(c) The people of Remy showed their respect and gratitude to the American pilot by  
(d) The surviving fighter pilots of 383rd decided to  
(e) The villagers of Remy wanted that their church  
(f) Ultimately, the surplus of $65,000 was sent to the US for  
(g) The author, Bob Greene, is a  
2.2 Choose the most appropriate title from ones given below. Write your answer in the answer sheets against the correct blank number. 1  m 


3. A Library week is being celebrated in your ABC School, Ludhiana from October 1to7. Write a notice inviting students to participate in it by taking part in declamation seminar, by making posters and by purchasing good books from the exhibition cum sale being organized by Lyall Book Depot. Ludhiana .Your notice should not exceed 50 words. Write on behalf of Ravi, the head boy of the school. 5 M  
4 You are Uday a student of Apeejay Public School, Shimla. You had written to your father that you would be returning home for holidays. But you wish to stay back in your school hostel for two weeks to participate in a local skating competition .Write a post card to your father informing him the same. 5  M  
5. You are Amit Ali, an environmentalist and wildlife lover .You feel aghast to see the things like leather jackets, belts, ivory ornaments, hand bags and other things made out of animal skin .Write a letter to the Editor of your local newspaper, voicing concern at poaching and disappearance of wild animals. You may use ideas from the unit on Environment .write the letter in not more than 200words. 10 m *  
6. You are sitting in the Library of your school. Observe the things in the library and attempt a factual description of the library .Here are a few tips to enable you to write a good description:  
Location, shape and size, colour scheme on the walls, objects and articles seen in the room and their arrangement, information displayed.  
Also include the other striking or special features. 10 m  

In the passage given below, on word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after it. Ensure that the word  
that forms our answer is underlined.   3  m  
Man’s increase by hard work   e.g Man’s practice increases  
if he does not it, his practice suffers.   ( a )  
the lawyer is judged the cases that he wins.   ( b )  
the writer’s is examined   ( c )  
by the of the readers and critics; where as   ( d )  
the typist’s is tested by his speed   ( e )  
and the accuracy his work   ( f )  
Look at the notes below, Use the information to complete the paragraph by writing one suitable word in each space. Do not add any new information. Write only the correct answer in your answer sheets against the correct blank number. 5  m  
Wagtails and swallow – change homes – and winter – Nature protects – gives sense – birds move – one home — another – migrate outward, April – return, September — birds ringed — Scientists watch, study and report — how they move.  

During summer the yellow wagtails and rosy pastor are not seen in our area whereas they are quite common (a)________winter. Nature has provided them (b)________by giving them the sence to change their homes according (c)________the change in seasons. This to and from ( d)________of birds between two homes is quite common and is called bird (e)________The yellow wagtails move out (f)________India but April and return (g)________September. The migration of birds is mainly (h)________by scientists by the method of (i)________the birds, Then the scientists watch them and report the movement of these (j)________birds.  
9. Expand the following news headlines and complete the sentences. 4  m  
D.J.B Union agitating for a pay hike __________________ from going to strike.  
_______________ have been claimed in the capital due to viral fever.  
The Rationing Department confirms that all the Ration cards _______________ by the States within two months.  
Union Finance Minister has declared _____________________________ if they deposited upto 15 lacs with the Post Office.  
10. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction as given in the example against the correct blank number in your answer sheet. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied.                  4 m  
The exhaust earth groaned   exhaust - exhausted  
and quivered under a glare   ( a )  
of the Sun. Spirals in heat   ( b )  
rose from the ground on if   ( c )  
from molten lava. The panting   ( d )  
lizard crawl pinfully over   ( e )  
the hot rock on search   ( f )  
of the shady crevice. Cattle   ( g )  
or dogs cringed under the shade.   ( i )  
11. Fill in the blank using only one word in each blank.   4  m  
Many youngsters who aspire (a) ………………… a bright career fail to do well not because (b) ……………………. Lack the ability but because they do not use it. The ability to use the brains requires (c) ………………… experts call ‘mental efficiency’. Opinions may vary as to (e) ……………… there are some fundamentals which are considered the hallmark of such (f) ………………mind. A highly develop mind is (g) ………………….. a single ray of sunlight focused on an object. Such a person achieves his goal sooner (h)…………………….. others.  

12. Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow  
Day after day, day after day  
We struck nor breathe nor motion As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean.  
a. Who was stuck and where?  
b. Why had the ship stopped?  
c. What figure of speech is used in the last two lines?  
d. How does the poet show the motionless state of the ship?   4 m 
13. I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions.   4  m  
Whatever I see I swallow immediately  Just as it is, unmisted  by love or dislike.  
(a) Why does the mirror say ‘I am silver’?  
(b) What do you understand by ‘I have no preconceptions’?  (c) Mention how  the mirror gives a true reflection.*  (d) How is the mirror exact?  
14. In the play Julius Cassar what did Calpurnia dream and how did Decious interpret it? 5  m  
15. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow 5 m  
Gentleman: Most of them would rather die than do that.  
Scrooge: Then let them rather die than do than and decrease the surplus population. I’m busy .Good afternoon to you.  
a. What is the purpose of the visit of the gentleman?  
b. Who does ‘them’ refer to? What would theyrather not do?  
c. What does Scrooge’s reply show about his character?  
16. Why was Ch- tsal made to leave his home and how did he reach the earth? 4  m  
17. Imagine you are Miriam, the daughter of Ali. You have learnt the miserable condition of your father through an acquaintance. You decide to write a letter to your father at once. 
Write a letter using not more than 100 words 8 m* TIPS FOR PREPARING FOR THE BOARD EXAMINATION  
1. Be cool to be without stress  
2. Attempt all questions  
3. Read the paper thoroughly before attempting question and follow the instructions.  4. Manage your time properly and wisely  
Section   A   Reading   20 marks   30  minutes  
Section   B   Writing   30 marks   45  minutes  
Section   C   Grammar   20 marks   30  minutes  
Section   D   Literature   30 marks   45  
minutes  Revise and check the answers in the remaining time.  
5. Strictly follow the format for writing sections as every step carries marks.  
6. Adhere to word limit.  
7. Divide content for long compositions into three different paragraphs – introduction, content, conclusion/measures/suggestions.  
Answer to be direct and to the point for literature section.