View all notifications

Important Questions for CBSE Class 10 - CBSE - English - Communicative

Create free account

      Forgot password?
Popular subjects
English - Communicative
< prev 1 to 20 of 222 next > 

The Perfect Dog
In the summer of 1967, when I was ten years old, my father caved into my persistent pleas and took me to get my own dog. Together we drove in the family station wagon far into the Michigan countryside to a farm run by a rough-hewn woman and her ancient mother. The farm produced just one commodity—dogs. Dogs of every imaginable size and shape and age and temperament. They had only two things in common: each was a mongrel of unknown and distinct ancestry, and each was free to a good home.
I quickly decided the older dogs were somebody else’s charity case. I immediately raced to the puppy cage. “You want to pick one that’s not timid,” my father coached. “Try rattling the cage and see which ones aren’t afraid.”

I grabbed the chain-link gate and yanked on it with a loud clang. The dozen or so puppies reeled backward, collapsing on top of one another in a squiggling heap of fur. Just one remained. He was gold with a white blaze on his chest, and he charged at the gate, yapping fearlessly. He jumped up and excitedly licked my fingers through the fencing. It was love at first sight.
I brought him home in a cardboard box and named him Shaun. He was one of those dogs that give dogs a good name. He effortlessly mastered every command I taught him and was naturally well-behaved. I could drop a crust on the floor and he would not touch it until I gave the okay.
Relatives would visit for the weekend and returned home determined to buy a dog of their own, so impressed were they with Shaun – or “Saint Shaun”, as I came to call him. Born with the curse of an uncertain lineage, he was one of the tens of thousands of unwanted dogs in America. Yet by some stroke of almost providential good fortune, he became wanted. He came into my life and I into his – and in the process, he gave me the childhood every kid deserves.

The love affair lasted fourteen years, and by the time he died I was no longer the little boy who had brought him home on that summer day. I was a man, out of college and working across the state in my first real job. Saint Shaun had stayed behind when I moved on. It was where he belonged. My parents, by then retired, called to break the news to me. My mother would later tell me, “In fifty years of marriage, I’ve only seen your father cry twice. The first time was when we lost Mary Ann” – my sister, who was still-born. “The second time was the day Shaun died.”

Saint Shaun of my childhood. He was a perfect dog. At least that’s how I will always remember him. It was Shaun who set the standard by which I would judge all other dogs to come.
(Marley and Me by John Grogan)

1.1 Based on your reading of the passage, complete the following statements. 

(a) The dog farm was run by ________________________________.

(b) The author did not want an old dog because ______________________________.

(c) He fell in love with the dog the moment the latter _______________________.

(d) Shaun became so obedient that he ______________________ until the author allowed him.

(e) After visiting them, their relatives wanted ________________________.

(f) When Shaun died even _______________________.

1.2 Find words from the passage which mean the same as the following. 

(a) urgent requests (para 1)

(b) falling (para 3)

Appears in 5 question papers
Chapter: [1] Reading
Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)

Read the following passage:

It's Beginning to Bite
In these trying times, when buying ordinary food stuff can burn a hole in your pockets, comes the news that can actually help us save some hard cash when we go out to shop the next time. According to a Stanford University study, the first of its kind in the world, there is no evidence to suggest that there are more nutritional benefits from expensive organic food than those grown by conventional methods. The researchers add that there is no difference in protein and fat content between organic and conventional milk and the vitamin count is similar in both types. The only benefit is that organic foods are not contaminated with pesticides but then before you chew on the plate of organic okra with roti made from organic wheat, they are not 100% pesticide free either. In India, organic food has been growing at 20-22% and the export market is valued at Rs. 1,000 crore. Obviously, the study is not good news for that sector and for people who are big on organic food.

In India, eating organic food is more of a style statement than due to health worries because the stuff is expensive. But people who can, do indulge in not only organic vegetables but even organic eggs laid by 'happy hens', who are allowed to roam around freely whereas 'unhappy hens' are kept in coops. Then there are companies that have installed music channels in their cowsheds and the milk from those sheds are sold at a marked up price since it has more nutritional value because the animals are happy thanks to lilting 24×7 music. We don't know yet any farmer using music to improve his crop quality, but then you never know : plants are known to respond to music.

Why such pickiness about food ? These days, the huge number of TV shows and articles that we see and read on food provide bread and butter for the specialist. But instead of decoding food, its sources and what has gone into growing it, isn't it much better to enjoy what's on the plate ?

(Adapted from The Hindustan Times)

Complete the statements given below by choosing the correct options from those that follow:

(a) According to a Stanford University study, organic food in relation to conventional food is________.
  (i) less nutritious
  (ii) more nutritious
  (iii) very conventional
  (iv) as nutritious

(b) The study will not be welcomed by _________.
  (i) farmers of conventional food
  (ii) makers of pesticides
  (iii) all sectors
  (iv) exporters of organic food

(c) We can save some hard cash by _________.
  (i) buying organic food
  (ii) not buying organic food
  (iii) going to the shop
  (iv) not buying food with pesticides

(d) Music channels are installed in the cowshed because the _________.
  (i) cows then give more milk
  (ii) milk is sold at a higher price
  (iii) milk becomes more pure
  (iv) workers becomes happy

(e) In the second paragraph, the author's attitude to the people who eat food sourced from 'happy' animals is that he _________.
  (i) is happy with them
  (ii) is unhappy with them
  (iii) is laughing at them
  (iv) wants crops to be grown similarly

(f) One benefit of organic food is that __________.
  (i) it is fashionable to eat
  (ii) only rich people can afford it
  (iii) it is less contaminated with pesticides
  (iv) even poor people can afford it

(g) The word 'contaminated' means ________.
  (i) adulterated
  (ii) for adults
  (iii) containing
  (iv) not healthy

Appears in 5 question papers
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
Concept: Writing Skill

The hopping kangaroo is a familiar sight in every snapshot relating to Australia. Members of the kangaroo family can be as small as a rat or as big as a man. Kangaroos are found mainly in Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea. Kangaroos, which are big-footed marsupials that evolved in Australia, use their short front legs like arms. The man-sized kangaroos of Australia are capable of speeding up to 88 km/hr for short distances, their means of locomotion being their powerful hind legs, which carry them over the ground in jumps of 9 m or more at a time.
Weighing around 70 kg, they have an average lifespan of around six to eight years and a maximum lifetime of 20 years. When bothered by predators, kangaroos often head for the water, standing submerged to the chest and attempting to drown the attacker by holding him under water. Another defensive technique is to get their back to a tree and kick at their adversary with their clawed hind feet, sometimes with sufficient force to kill a man. Normally shy animals, they alert other kangaroos to danger by beating on the ground with their hind feet. This loud alarm signal carries over a long distance.
The tail is important for kangaroos. It holds them in balance and supports them when they sit or fight against other kangaroos. The kangaroo uses its short legs as arms. With them it scratches itself, cleans its fur and holds branches when it eats leaves. Kangaroos are marsupials and the females carry newborns in a pouch in front of their abdomens. The babies are born small and climb up into safety of the pouch. There, for the next 225 days or so, they eat, sleep and grow. Once they reach full development, they leave the pouch. A young kangaroo that leaves the pouch is called a ‘joey’. To keep from getting too hot, the kangaroos take naps in the afternoon and do most of their grazing at night. But the best stay-cool secret of these creatures is the spit bath! Kangaroos drool and lick saliva all over their faces and bodies to cool down.

On the basis of your reading of the above passage, complete the following sentences with appropriate words/phrases:
(a) When followed by predators, kangaroos submerge ____________ and _________________.

(b) The powerful hind legs help kangaroos to __________________.

(c) Kangaroos are mainly found in Australia and are ____________________.

(d) They use their front legs to ___________________.

(e) Kangaroos warn others of danger by _______________________.

(f) The secret of kangaroos to stay cool is ______________________.

(g) They use their tails to _________________________.

(h) Before becoming ‘joeys’, the young ones stay in the ______________ and ________________.

Appears in 4 question papers
Chapter: [1] Reading
Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)

It is rare to find someone with good technical and communication skills. You can get far ahead of your colleagues if you combine the two early in your career. People will judge, evaluate, promote or block you based on your communication skills. Since habits form by repeating both good and bad forms of communication, learn to observe great communicators and adopt their styles and traits — in written and verbal forms. The art of listening and learning from each and every interaction is another secret recipe. Develop the subconscious habit of listening to yourself as you speak and know when to pause.

Learning what not to say is probably more important than learning what to say. As your career develops, you will realize that the wise speak less. Speak when you have value to add, else refrain. Poorly constructed emails with grammatical errors are acceptable between friends, but they should be seriously avoided while communicating formally with your seniors. Avoid any communication in an emotional state when might say things you will regret later. One unnecessary word uttered at the wrong time or place can ruin a relationship, career or even your life. Such is the power of words. If such a thing happens, you should immediately apologise, else it may haunt you for life.

Another problem to overcome is speaking too fast. Since our minds are working faster than our speech, we are inclined to speak fast. This does not necessarily mean that the person hearing it will get it any faster. On the contrary, it is always the reverse. So slow down and think before you speak. “When I get ready to speak to people,” Abraham Lincoln said, “I spend two-thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one-thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one-third thinking what I want to say.” Adding humour and wit is also essential. But realize that not all jokes are funny and observe certain boundaries. Never say anything that could offend. Remember you are not a comedian who must offend as many people as you can to be witty.

2.1 Answer the following questions briefly:

(a) Why is it necessary to have good communication skills?

(b) How can communication skills be developed?

(c) What, according to the writer, should be avoided while communicating?

(d) Why should you be careful when you tend to be humorous?

2.2 Choose the most appropriate meanings of the given words from the options provided:

(a) evaluate (para 1)

(i) estimate
(ii) assume
(iii) punish
(iv) evolve

(b) trait (para 1)

(i) treaty
(ii) trail
(iii) quality
(iv) liberty

(c) utter (para 2)

(i) flatter
(ii) speak
(iii) rot
(iv) unique

(d) haunt (para 2)

(i) hunt
(ii) chant
(iii) trouble
(iv) avoid

Appears in 4 question papers
Chapter: [1] Reading
Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)

Given below are notes on the life of Ustad Rahi Khan. Write a biographical sketch of his in about 100 words:
    Born – March 21st, 1926 in Sitapur, U.P.
    His ancestors – famous musicians
    At the age six – moved to Varanasi
    Received training  – under Ustad Amir Ali Khan – a sitar player
    Started performing at the age of 14
    Performed in India and abroad
    Awarded Padam Shri in 1967
    ​Established a music school at Varanasi
    Died – August 21st, 2004
    One of the best examples of Hindu–Muslim Unity

Appears in 3 question papers
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
Concept: Writing Skill

You are Ankita. You recently attended a seminar on 'Effective Listening Skills' and found it to be of great value. Write an email to your friend, Anita, in 120–150 words, giving details of the seminar and sharing what you learnt in the seminar. You can use the points given below:

  * Venue and participants
  * Listening is as important as speaking
  * Listening – a tool in good communication
  * Builds concentration
  * Important for a student

Appears in 3 question papers
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
Concept: Writing Skill

Read the extract given below and answer briefly the questions that follow:

".................. its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed.

(a) What do "lifeless things" refer to?
(b) How do we know that he was a good sculptor?
(c) How did the heart feed the passions?

Appears in 3 question papers
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
Concept: Writing Skill

Read the extract given below and answer briefly the questions that follow:

"I hadn't the shade of an idea, but at the time that didn't worry me in the least. You see, I had often been like that before...."

(i) Who is 'I' ? What did he not have an idea about?
(ii) Why was he not worried?
(iii) What had actually happened earlier to make things right for him?

Appears in 3 question papers
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
Concept: Writing Skill

Read the extract given below and answer briefly the questions that follow:

"The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Caesar answered it."

(a) Who is the speaker? Who are 'you'?
(b) How did Caesar pay for being ambitious?
(c) What argument did the speaker give to show that Brutus was wrong in his judgement of Caesar?

Appears in 3 question papers
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
Concept: Writing Skill

'Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more.'

Brutus says this as he justifies to the Romans why Caesar was assassinated by them. Do you agree with Brutus? Justify your answer in 120‒150 words by giving examples from the play.

Why values does Brutus display as he says this line to the Romans ?

Appears in 3 question papers
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
Concept: Writing Skill

Describe in 120‒150 words Margot and Anne's relationship with their parents.

Appears in 3 question papers
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
Concept: Writing Skill

Write a character sketch of Mrs. Van Dann in 120‒150 words.

Appears in 3 question papers
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
Concept: Writing Skill

Attempt a character sketch of Peter in 120‒150 words.

Appears in 3 question papers
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
Concept: Writing Skill

How did Helen Keller enjoy her visit to the World fair? (120‒150 words)

Appears in 3 question papers
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
Concept: Writing Skill

Attempt in 120‒150 words a character sketch of Miss Sullivan.

Appears in 3 question papers
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
Concept: Writing Skill

What role did Mr. Gilman play in Helen Keller's life? (120‒150 words)

Appears in 3 question papers
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
Concept: Writing Skill

The tourism industry can bring valuable income to the country. Using your ideas along with ideas from the MCB unit, Travel and Tourism, write a letter to the editor of a popular daily on how the government and the public can boost the development of this industry. Write the letter in 100-120 words. You are Rama/Ram, 4 Rani Road, Ranchi.

Appears in 3 question papers
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
Concept: Writing Skill

The youth of different states should be given a chance to meet one another through national meets and other programmes. Taking ideas from the MCB unit, National Integration and your own ideas write an article in 100-120 words on the topic, Youth and National Integration You are Ram/Rama.

Appears in 3 question papers
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
Concept: Writing Skill

Fill in the blanks choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below. Write the answers in your answer-sheet against the correct blank numbers.
There are four trees in the garden.     (a)   branches sway in the breeze. The children play     (b)     the trees. Some of the girls     (c)     sleeping in the shade of the trees.

(a) (i) There (ii) Their (iii) Every (iv) An
(b) (i) under (ii) over (iii) above (iv) in
(c) (i) is (ii) was (iii) are (v) have
Appears in 3 question papers
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
Concept: Grammar

The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each marked line. Write the error and its correction as shown in the example.


I went to the pool then no one

was there. The place being quiet

A water was still, and the tiled

bottom was so white and clean

as a bathtub. I was timid for going in


Error Correction
e.g then when
a)_______ _______
b)_______ _______
c)_______ _______
d)_______ _______
Appears in 3 question papers
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
Concept: Writing Skill
< prev 1 to 20 of 222 next > 
Important Questions for CBSE Class 10 CBSE English - Communicative. You can further filter Important Questions by subjects and topics. Chapter wise important Questions for Class 10 CBSE. it gets easy to find all Class 10 important questions with answers in a single place for students. Saving time and can then focus on their studies and practice. Important questions for Class 10 chapter wise with solutions

Class 10 English - Communicative can be very challenging and complicated. But with the right ideas and support, you will be able to make it work. That’s why we have the class 10 English - Communicative important questions with answers pdf ready for you. All you need is to acquire the PDF with all the content and then start preparing for the exam. It really helps and it can bring in front an amazing experience every time if you're tackling it at the highest possible level.

English - Communicative exams made easy

We make sure that you have access to the important questions for Class 10 English - Communicative CBSE. This way you can be fully prepared for any specific question without a problem. There are a plethora of different questions that you need to prepare. And that's why we are covering the most important ones. They are the questions that will end up being more and more interesting and the results themselves can be staggering every time thanks to that. The quality itself will be quite amazing every time, and you can check the important questions for Class 10 English - Communicative CBSE whenever you see fit.

The important questions for Class 10 English - Communicative 2020 we provide on this page are very accurate and to the point. You will have all the information already prepared and that will make it a lot simpler to ace the exam. Plus, you get to browse through these important questions for Class 10 English - Communicative 2020 and really see what works, what you need to adapt or adjust and what still needs some adjustment in the long run. It's all a matter of figuring out these things and once you do that it will be a very good experience.

All you have to do is to browse the important questions for upcoming CBSE Class 10 2020 on our website. Once you do, you will know what needs to be handled, what approach works for you and what you need to do better. That will certainly be an incredible approach and the results themselves can be nothing short of staggering every time. We encourage you to browse all these amazing questions and solutions multiple times and master them. Once you do that the best way you can, you will have a much higher chance of passing the exam, and that's what really matters the most!

View in app×