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English - Communicative Set 3 2017-2018 CBSE Class 10 Question Paper Solution

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English - Communicative [Set 3]
Marks: 80Academic Year: 2017-2018
Date: March 2018
  • All questions are compulsory.

SECTION – A (Reading)
[20]1
[8]1.a | Attempt any 8 questions of the following:

Read the passage given below :

Globalization

Globalization is the way to open businesses, improve technological growth, economy, etc, at the international level for all countries. It is the way in which manufacturers and producers of the products or goods sell their products globally without any restriction. It provides huge profits to the businessmen as they get 1ow cost labor in poor countries easily. It provides a big opportunity for companies to„ deal with the worldwide market. 

Globalization helps to consider the whole world 'as a single market. Traders are extending their areas of business by treating the world as a global village. Earlier till the 1990s, there was a restriction on importing certain products that were already manufactured in India like agricultural products, engineering goods, food items, and toiletries. However, during the 1990s there was pressure from. the rich countries on the poor and developing countries to allow them to spread their businesses by opening their markets. In India, the globalization and liberalization process was started in 1991. 

After many years, globalization brought about a major revolution in the Indian market when multinational brands came to India and started delivering a wide range of quality products at cheap prices. Prices of good quality products came down because of the cutthroat competition in the market. 

Globalization and liberalization of the businesses in India have flooded the market with quality foreign products but have affected the local Indian industries adversely to a great extent resulting in job loss to poor and uneducated workers. Globalization has been a bonanza for the consumers, however, a loss to the small-scale Indian producers. 

Globalization has had some very positive effects on the Indian consumer in all sectors of society. It has affected the Indian students and education sector to a great extent by making study books and a lot of information available over the internet. The collaboration of foreign universities with Indian universities has brought about a huge change in the field of education.

Globalization of trade in the agricultural sector has brought varieties of quality seeds that have disease resistati8e; property. However, it is not good for the poor Indian farmers because the seeds and agricultural technologies are costly.

It has brought about a huge revolution in the employment sector by the spread of businesses like cottage, handloom, carpet, artisan carving, ceramic, jewelry, and glassware, etc

(a) What is globalization?

(b) Write any two advantages of globalization.

(c) What was the pressure from the rich countries in the 1990s?

(d) What is the effect of multinational brands entering the Indian market?

(e) How are the prices of quality products affected due to globalization?

(f) How have foreign products affected the local industry adversely?

(g) What has been the impact of globalization on Indian students?

(h) Why has globalization had a negative effect on the poor Indian farmer?

(i) How has the cottage industry benefited from globalization?

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
[12]2 | Attempt any four questions of the following in 30-40 words:

Read the passage given below :

Success

Everybody wants to succeed in life. For some, success means achieving whatever they desire or dream. For many, it is the name, fame, and social position. Whatever be the meaning of success, it is a success that makes a man popular. 

All great men have been successful. They are remembered for their great achievements. But it is certain that success comes to those who are sincere, hardworking, loyal, and committed to their goals. 

Success has been man's greatest motivation. It is very important for all. Success has a  great effect on life. It brings pleasure and pride. It gives a sense of fulfillment. It means all-around development. Everybody hopes to be successful in life. But success smiles on those who have a proper approach, planning, vision, and stamina. A proper and timely application of all these things is bound to bear fruit. One cannot be successful without cultivating these certain basic things in life. It is very difficult to set out on a journey without knowing one's goals and purposes. The clarity of the objective is a must to succeed in life. A focused approach with proper planning is certain to bring success. Indecision and insincerity are big obstacles on the path to success. 

One should have the capability, capacity, and resources to turn one's dreams into reality. Mere desire cannot bring you success. The desire should be weighed against factors like capability and resources. This is the basic requirement of success. The next important thing is the eagerness, seriousness, and the urge to be successful. It is the driving force that decides success. It is the first step on the ladder of success. 

One needs to pursue one's goals with all one's sincerity and passion. One should always be in high spirits. Lack of such spirit leads to an inferiority complex which is a big obstruction on the path to success. Time is also a deciding factor. Only the punctual and committed have succeeded in life. The lives of great men are examples of this. They had all these qualities in plenty which helped them rise to the peak of success. 

Hard labor is one of the basic requirements of success. There is no substitute for hard labor. It alone can take one to the peak of success. Every success has a ratio of five percent inspiration and ninety-five percent perspiration. It is patience, persistence, and perseverance which play a decisive role in achieving success. Failures are the pillars of success as they are our stepping-stones and we must get up and start again and be motivated.

2.1 On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each: 

(a) To whom does success come certainly? 

(b) What are the basic things in life we need to achieve success? 

(c) What did great men have in plenty to rise to the peak of success? Give any two examples

(d) What is the one basic requirement of success? 

(e) Explain: "Failures are pillars of success." 


2.2 On the basis of your reading of the passage, fill in any two of the following blanks with appropriate words/phrase :

(a) ________________ plays a decisive role in achieving success. 

(b) Goals have to be pursued with ________________  and ________________ 

(c) Ratio of success is  ________________  inspiration. 


2.3 Find out the words from the passage that mean the same as the following : 

(a) endurance (para 2) 

(b) obstruction (para 4) 

(c) motivation (para 5)

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading
SECTION – B (Writing)
[30]3
[8]3.a

You intend to join coaching classes at the International Coaching Center situated in Raipur. The institute specializes in teaching science to classes XI-XII. Write a letter of inquiry in 100-120 words addressed to the Administrator in charge of the institute seeking clarification about the timings, duration, staff, transport, and other necessary details for joining the institute. You are Rajesh/Rajni 2, Library Road Jabalpur.

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
OR
[8]3.b

Two main parks in your locality have suffered from neglect on the part of local authorities, They have virtually been taken over by undesirable elements. As a result, the residents have stopped going to the parks.
Write a letter in 100-120 words to the editor of a local newspaper expressing your concern about the problems the neglect has created and suggest measures to reclaim the parks for children. You are Gautam/Gauri 2, Gobind Enclave, Meerut.

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

In 200-250 words write a story based on the input given below :

A long wait for the bus - people impatient - a large crowd - a lot of confusion - felt the pocket being touched - looked around - caught the hand - and _____________.

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
OR
[10]4.b

In 200-250 words write a story based on the input given below :

Two teams - in the playground - whistle blew - match about to begin - the two captains looked tense - suddenly there was a commotion.

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
[4]5

In the following paragraph, one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing words in any four lines of the given paragraph, along with the words that come before and the words that come after it in the space provided.

    Word  Missing  Word 
    before  word  after 
Most of the people   most of  the
are annoyed passwords. (a) __________ __________ __________
They have many remember (b) __________ __________ __________
On any given day are (c) __________ __________ __________
bound forget them. (d) __________ __________ __________
This creates difficulties the people (e) __________ __________ __________
Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
[4]6
[1]6.a

Rearrange any four of the following word clusters to make a meaningful sentence :
very exciting / can be / new country / travelling to / a

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
[1]6.b

Rearrange any four of the following word clusters to make a meaningful sentence :
it / a lot of / before / actually requires / the visit / preparation

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
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[1]6.c

Rearrange any four of the following word clusters to make a meaningful sentence :
option / is / light / travelling / best / the 

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
[1]6.d

Rearrange any four of the following word clusters to make a meaningful sentence :
also need / we / the local weather / in mind / to / keep 

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
[1]6.e

Rearrange any four of the following word clusters to make meaningful sentence :
always / enriched / we / return / experience / the / with

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
[4]7
[1]7.a

Fill in the blank in the sentence given below choosing the most appropriate option from the one that follows.
Concentration is ______________by alertness.

help

will help 

helps

helped 

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
[1]7.b

Fill in the blank in the sentence given below choosing the most appropriate option from the one that follows.
Effective speaking ______________on effective listening. 

depends

depend

depended

depending

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
[1]7.c

Fill in the blank in the sentence given below choosing the most appropriate option from the one that follows.
Economic growth ______________attitudes and lifestyle. 

change

will change

changes

changed

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
[1]7.d

Fill in the blank in the sentence given below choosing the most appropriate option from the one that follows:
The environment has always______________in control of our destiny.

is

be

been

was

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
[1]7.e

Fill in the blank in the sentence given below choosing the most appropriate option from the one that follows:
They believe that logic ______________no place in faith.

has

have

had

having

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
SECTION – C (Literature)
[30]8
[4]8.a

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

But speak all good you can devise of Caesar,

And say you do it by our permission;

…….     …….     …….    ……. 

(a) Identify the speaker. 

(b) Who is being granted permission? 

(c) What is the speaker afraid of? 

(d) What opinion do you form of the speaker? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text
OR
[4]8.b

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

"You must make your public happier :

Give them something, sharper, snappier.

We must aim for better billings."

(a) Identify the speaker of the above lines.

(b) Who does 'we' refer to?

(c) What must be done for 'better billings' 

(d) What trait of the speaker's character is revealed through the above lines?

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 :
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[2]9.a

Answer the following question:
How do we know that Michael's father was fascinated by computers?

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text
[2]9.b

Answer the following question:
Why does the author say that Louisa Mebbin had a "protective elder sister" attitude towards money?

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text
[2]9.c

Answer the following question:
What will Shakespeare's friend realize when he rises on the Day of Judgment?

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text
[2]9.d

Answer the following question:
In the poem "Snake", why does the poet say "I have something to expatiate."?

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text
[2]9.e

Answer the following question:
In the story "Shady Plot", why did Helen appear in bits and pieces?

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text
[8]10 | Answer the following in 100-200 words :
[8]10.a

Answer the following in 100-200 words :

"Patol Babu, Film Star," by Satyajit Ray emphasizes the valuable contribution of a mentor in changing a negative mindset into a positive one. Describe how Mr. Pakrashi's advice helps Patol Babu in performing his role.

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
OR
[8]10.b

Answer the following in 100-200 words :

Time humbles even the greatest of the great. One should cultivate the quality of humility. Describe how time has reduced the mighty Ozymandias to nothing.

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
[10]11 | Answer the following in 200-250 words :
[5]11.a
[5]11.a.1

Answer the following in 200-250 words :
Give a pen sketch of Anne's father as a parent? 

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
OR
[5]11.a.2

Answer the following in 200-250 words :
Describe the relationship between Anne and Margot?

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
[5]11.b
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[5]11.b.1

Answer the following in 200-250 words :
What are Helen's opinions about examinations?

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
OR
[5]11.b.2

Answer the following in 200-250 words :
Describe Ms. Sullivan's teaching methods?

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
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