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English - Communicative
1/3/1
2018-2019 March
Marks: 80

All questions are compulsory. 


Section A — Reading 20 marks
[20]1
[8]1.1 | On the basis of your understanding of the above passage, answer any eight of the following
[1]1.1.a

What is the passage about ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
[1]1.1.b

What was the result of incomplete participation of the people in the mission ?

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
[1]1.1.c

Why has 2019 been kept as the target year of completion ?

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
[1]1.1.d

What did Gandhiji say about sanitation ?

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
[1]1.1.e

How can the problem of lack of sanitation be solved ?

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
[1]1.1.f

How will it impact our economy ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
[1]1.1.g

What has been banned in the offices ?

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
[1]1.1.h

What request has been made to Indians to accomplish it ?

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
[1]1.1.i

What does ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ aim at ?

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
[12]2
[8]2.1 | On the basis of your understanding of the above passage, answer any four of the following questions in 30 40 words each :
[2]2.1.a

What does the writer remember about Jamnagar ?

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
[2]2.1.b

How did he spend time in Delhi ?

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
[2]2.1.c

What was the inspiration for the first novel and why ?

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
[2]2.1.d

What was the importance of trains and railway stations in his life ?

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
[2]2.1.e

What was the importance of a window in the writer’s life ?

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
[2]2.2 | On the basis of your understanding of the above passage, fill in any two of the following blanks with appropriate words/phrases :
[1]2.2.a

He was shipped off to UK for ____________ .

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
[1]2.2.b

Everyone travelled by sea because ____________

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
[1]2.2.c

The productivity dropped because ____________

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
[2]2.3 | Find out words/phrases from the passage that mean the same as the following. Attempt any two.
[1]2.3.a

gulped down / swallowed (para 2) 

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
[1]2.3.b

early stage (para 3)

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
[1]2.3.c

attracted to (para 4)

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
SECTION B – (Writing and Grammer) 30 marks
[8]3
[8]3.1

You visited remote area in Himachal Pradesh and observed that people have to travel long distances to get clean and safe drinking water. Write a letter in - 120 words to the Editor, Himachal Times expressing your  concern about the situation and requesting the authorities to take appropriate measures to deal with the problem. You are Rama/Krishna, 112 Mall Road, Delhi.

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
(OR)
[8]3.2

Write an article in 100 - 120 words on the topic, ‘Appropriate Use of Mobile Phones’. You are Vasu/Vani. 

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
[10]4
[10]4.1

Write a short story in 200 – 250 words, with the help of the cues given below. Give a suitable title to the story. Manish/Manisha discovered that God helps those who help themselves when he/she was nervous about …………………..

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
(OR)
[10]4.2

Sita wanted to look very beautiful – special day – dress burnt – too upset – all joy destroyed – suddenly a knock on the door … … …

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
[4]5 | Fill in the blanks in the paragraph given below by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones that follow. Attempt any four. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers.

The life of soldiers stationed .......... Siachen is extremely tough. For drinking water, they have to break ice .......... the glacier, boil it and drink it. There is one person ...............to keep the water warm at all times. The main task of the infantry ................ to hold the ground and man the post. To show their physical presence is important to ............. the enemy at bay.

(a) (i) at           (ii) on            (iii) up              (iv) inside
(b) (i) in           (ii) from         (iii) upon         (iv) away
(c) (i) assign    (ii) assigning  (iii) assigned   (iv) has assigned
(d) (i) be          (ii) were         (iii) was           (iv) it
(e) (i) keep       (ii) keeping   (iii) keeps        (iv) kept

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
[4]6 | In the following paragraph 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 against the correct blank number. The first one has been done for you. Attempt any four.

                                                                                    Word          Missing         Word
                                                                                  Before           Word            After
Today, Mt. Everest is drawing attention all            e.g. attention        for              all
the negative reasons. The entire route the              (a) ____              ____            ____
climbers follow reach the top is littered with          (b) ____              ____            ____
rubbish and is in sore need cleaning up.                 (c) ____              ____            ____
The rubbish strewn along mountain slopes             (d) ____             ____            ____
includes oxygen cylinders, bottles food cans.          (e) ____             ____            ____

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
[4]7 | Rearrange any four of the following groups of words/phrases to make meaningful sentences :
[1]7.1

 is / reading / tea / not / books / cup of/ everybody’s.

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
[1]7.2

books / them / only / read / those who / will / love 

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
[1]7.3

long term / on / reading / impact / has / a / one’s personality 

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
[1]7.4

good / is/ for / it / substitute / a / watching TV 

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
[1]7.5

is / the / it / hobbies / one / best / of

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
SECTION -C – (Literature) 30 marks
[4]8 | Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow :
[4]8.1

Ten minutes or so later Naresh Dutt went looking for Patol Babu near the paan shop and found that he was not there. “That’s odd the man hadn’t been paid yet. What a strange fellow !”

(a) Where had Patol Babu gone ?

(b) Why did Patol Babu leave without informing anyone ?

(c) Why was Naresh Dutt looking for Patol Babu ?

(d) What does the incident tell us about Patol Babu ?

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text
(OR)
[4]8.2

But must I confess how I liked him,
How glad I was he had come like a guest in quiet, to drink at my water-trough
And depart peaceful, pacified, and thankless,
Into the burning bowels of this earth ?

(a) Who does ‘him’ refer to ? 

(b) What dilemma did the poet face ?

(c) Pick out and explain the figure of speech used in line 2.

(d) Explain : ‘burning bowels of this earth’.

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text
[8]9 | Answer any four of the following questions in 30 — 40 words each :
[2]9.1

Why did Lavinia decide to leave her husband, John ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text
[2]9.2

In ‘Virtually True’ why did the newspaper article “Miracle Recovery” catch Michael’s attention? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text
[2]9.3

Did the sculpture of Ozymandias fulfil the purpose for which it had been built ? Give reasons. 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text
[2]9.4

What opinion do you form of Calpurnia from the play ‘Julius Caesar’ ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text
[2]9.5

What were the blessings the albatross brought with itself in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text
[8]10 | Attempt the following question in 100 — 120 words.
[8]10.1

“The Letter” revolves around human relationships and the love and faith that cements them. Discuss with reference to the story. 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text
(OR)
[8]10.2

In “Not Marble, nor the Gilded Monuments”, how does the poet justify that his verse will live on forever ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text
[10]11 | Answer the following question in 200 — 250 words :
[10]11.1

In ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’ how did the Franks and others celebrate two festivals, Hanukkah and St.  Nicholas Day in the Annexe ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text
(OR)
[10]11.2

Attempt a character sketch of Margot Frank as shown in ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’. 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text
(OR)
[10]11.3

With reference to ‘The Story of My Life’, describe how a teacher can positively impact a child’s life ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text
(OR)
[10]11.4

Describe the role of Mr. Keith in the life of Helen in ‘The Story of My Life’. 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text

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