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English
Set 1
2018-2019 March
Marks: 100

(Section I : Language Study)
[20]1
[12]1.A
[8]1.A.1 | Do as directed:
[1]1.A.1.1

Make a meaningful sentence of your own using the following phrase
"to look into”

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Grammar
[1]1.A.1.2

Pick out the infinitive from the following sentence :
I just had to do it.

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Grammar
[1]1.A.1.3

Punctuate the following sentence :
did you hear him he whispered

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Grammar
[1]1.A.1.4

Find out two hidden words of minimum four letters from :
‘endurance’

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Grammar
[1]1.A.1.5

Spot the error in the following sentence and rewrite it :
The novel was publishing in 1952.

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Grammar
[1]1.A.1.6

Complete the following word chain of verbs :
Write: e....... ,....... ,....... , .........

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Grammar
[1]1.A.1.7

Identify the type of sentence :
I could manage well enough.

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Grammar
[1]1.A.1.8

Write two past participles in which the last letters are doubled.

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Grammar
[8]1.A.2 | Do as directed :
[2]1.A.2.1

Make two sentences by using the given word as a noun and as a verb :
dream

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Grammar
[2]1.A.2.2

We saw a tree bare of all leaves.
(Rewrite the sentence beginning with “A tree bare..........)

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Grammar
[2]1.A.2.3

The Dauphin will give me all I need.
(Rewrite the sentence using the present perfect tense)

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Grammar
[2]1.A.2.4

The Nobel Prize is one of the greatest honours in the world.
(Change the given sentence into positive and comparative degree)

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Grammar
[4]1.B | Do as directed :
[2]1.B.1

I must tell the truth.
(Pick out the modal auxiliary verb and state its function)

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Grammar
[2]1.B.2

Identify the clauses and name it :
The nerves that controlled his muscles were shutting down.

Concept: Grammar
Chapter: [2] Grammar
(Section II : Textual Passages) (Reading Skills, Vocabulary and Grammar)
[20]2
[10]2.A

Read the following passage and do the activities:
A1. Choose the correct alternatives from the given options and rewrite the sentences :
(appealing, casually, flattery, well-oiled) (2)
(1) I followed ….........
(2) Anil talked about the ….........wrestlers.
(3) I gave him my most ….........smile.
(4) A little …......... helps in making friends.

I was still a thief when 1 met Anil. And though only 15, was an experienced and fairly successful hand.
Anil was watching a wrestling match when I approached him. He was about 25 — a tall, lean fellow — and he looked easy-going, kind and simple enough for my purpose. I hadn’t had much luck of late and thought I might be able to get into the young man’s confidence.
“You look a bit of a wrestler yourself,” I said. A little flattery helps in making friends.
“So do you,” he replied, which put me off for a moment because at that time I was rather thin.
“Well, I said modestly, “I do wrestle a bit.”
“What's your name ?”
“Hari Singh,” I lied. I took a new name every month. That kept me ahead of the police and my former employers.
After this introduction, Anil talked about the well-oiled wrestlers who were grunting, lifting and throwing each other about. I didn't have much to say. Anil walked away. I followed casually.
“Hello again,” he said.
I gave him my most appealing smile. “I want to work for you”. I said.
“But I can't pay you.”
I thought that over for a minute. Perhaps I had misjudged my man. I asked, “Can you feed me ?”
“Can you cook ?”
“I can cook,” I lied again.
“If you can cook, then may be I can feed you.”
He took me to his room over the Jumna Sweet Shop and told me I could sleep on the balcony. But the meal I cooked that night must have been terrible because Anil gave it to a stray dog and told me to be off. But I just hung around, smiling in my most appealing way, and he couldn’t help laughing.

A2. Complete the following web-chart: (2)

A3. Find the similar meaning words from the passage for the following : (2)
(1) endearing
(2) miscalculated
(3) humbly
(4) awful

A4.
(1) “I want to work for you,” I said. (1)
     (Change it into indirect speech)
(2) I can’t pay you.                           (1) 
    (Rewrite making it affirmative)

A5. “We should learn from our own mistakes.” Explain. (2)

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Skill (Textual and non-textual)
[10]2.B

Read the following passage and do the given activities :
B1. Answer in one word : (2)
(1) At what age was Stephen diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ?
(2) Over the years. how many books has Stephen written or co-written?
(3) When did Stephen catapult to international prominence ?
(4) In which year was his life story depicted?

Stephen Hawking (born January 8, 1942) is a British scientist, professor and author who has done groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology, and whose books have helped to make science accessible everyone. At the age of 21, while studying cosmology at the University of Cambridge, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Part of his life story was depicted in the 2014 film The Theory of
Everything.
      Over the years, Stephen Hawking has written or co-written a total of 15 books. A few of the most noteworthy include :
     In 1988 Hawking catapulted to international prominence with the publication of A Brief History of Time. The short, informative book became an account of cosmology for the masses and offered an overview of space and time, the existence of God and the future. The work was an instant success, spending more than four years atop the ‘London Sunday Times’ best-seller list. Since its publication, it has sold millions of copies worldwide and been translated into more than 40 languages.
      A Brief History of Time also wasn’t as easy to understand as some had hoped. So in 2001, Hawking followed up his book with The Universe in a Nutshell, which offered a more illustrated guide to cosmology's big theories.
    In 2005, Hawking authored the even more accessible A Briefer History of Time, which further simplified the original work’s core concepts and touched upon the newest developments in the field like String theory.

B2. Complete the following table with relevant information about Stephen Hawking: (2)

Books Film
(i)________________
(ii)__________________
(iii)_________________
(i)______________________

B3. Find out the 'Antonyms' from the passage for the following : (2)
(i) worst ×
(ii) exclude ×
(iii) duplicate ×
(iv) oldest ×

B4.
(1) It has sold millions of copies world wide and been translated into more than 40 languages.
(Change it into simple sentence) (1)
(2) The short informative book became an account of cosmology.
(Add a Q. Tag) (1)

B5. ‘Stephen Hawking was a versatile personality’ Justify. (2)

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Skill (Textual and non-textual)
(Section III : Poetry)
[15]3
[5]3.A

Read the following extract and do the given activities :
A1. Fill in the web with what passion poesy can do to you: (2)

…...................and clear rills
That for themselves a cooling covert make
‘Gainst the hot season; the mid forest brake,
Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms :
And such too is the grandeur of the dooms
We have imagined for the mighty deed;
All lovely tales that we have heard or read
An endless fountain of immortal drink
Pouring unto us from the heaven’s brink.
Nor do we merely feel these essences
For one short hour; no, even as the trees
That whisper round a temple become soon
Dear as the temple’s self, so does the moon,
The passion poesy, glories infinite,
Haunt us till they become a cheering light
Unto our souls, and bound to us so fast,
That, whether there be shine, or gloom o’ercast
They always must be with us, or we die.

A2. List the things which express sorrow from the extract. (2)
A3. Write down the rhyme scheme of the last five lines. (1)

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Skill (Textual and non-textual)
[10]3.B

Read the following poem and write en appreciation of it with the help of the given points in a paragraph format :


The Pulley

When God at first made Man,
Having a glass of blessings standing by:
Let us (said He) “pour on him all we can :
Let the worlds riches, which dispersed lie,
Contract into a span.
So strength first made a way.
Then beauty flow'd, then wisdom, honour, pleasure:
When almost all was out, God made a stay,
Perceiving that alone of all His treasures
Rest in the bottom lay.
For if should (said He)
Bestow this jewel also on my creature,
He would adore my gifts instead of me,
And rest in Nature, not the God of Nature.
So both should losers be.
Yet let him keep the rest,
But keep them with repining restlessness :
Let him be rich and weary, that at last,
If goodness lead him not, yet weariness
May toss him to my breast.

- George Herbert

• The title of the poem                                            (1)
• The poet                                                                (1)
• Central idea/theme                                               (2)
• Rhyme scheme                                                     (1)
• Figure of speech                                                   (1)
• Special features                                                    (2)
• Favourite line/lines                                               (1)
• Why I like/don’t like the poem                             (1)

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Skill (Textual and non-textual)
(Section IV : Non-textual Passage) (Reading Skills, Vocabulary and Grammar)
[15]4
[10]4.A

Read the following passage and do the given activities :
A1. Fill up the blanks with virtues of dogs : (2)

(1) __________ 
(2) __________
(3) __________
(4) __________

      Human and dogs are inseparable for thousands of years and they are dependent on each other for protection and survival. Relationship between humans and dogs is often characterized by strong emotional bonds which run both way. Dogs are very popular as pets and companions. Dog is the ‘Man’s Best Friend’ and a family member. The dog is one of the most loyal, faithful and devotee animal. In earlier days dogs were kept mainly for hunting and guarding; now they are kept for companionship, protection and showmanship.
       There are millions of people all over the world who are dog lovers Puppies need more attention at the, early age. As much as possible try many methods of socialization, such as playing with them, taking them for walk, expose them to crowds, make them to obey the orders etc.

A2. Methods of socialization of puppies are : (2)
(1) …......................
(2) …......................
(3) …......................
(4) …......................

A3. Cross out the odd man : (2)
(i) Inseparable, dependent, protection, popular.
(ii) Hunting. guarding, playing, petting.
(iii) Earlier, human, relationship, family
(iv) Often, mainly, now, emotional

A4.
(1) There are millions of people all over the world. (1)
(Pick out the determiners and write them)
(2) Puppies need more attention. (1)
(Rewrite the sentence without changing its meaning beginning with : Puppies don’t ….....)

A5. Should we ban keeping pets ? Justify. (2)

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Skill (Textual and non-textual)
[5]4.B

Write a short summary of the passage given in the following and suggest a suitable title.

Human and dogs are inseparable for thousands of years and they are dependent on each other for protection and survival. Relationship between humans and dogs is often characterized by strong emotional bonds which run both way. Dogs are very popular as pets and companions. Dog is the ‘Man’s Best Friend’
and a family member. The dog is one of the most loyal, faithful and devotee animal. In earlier days dogs were kept mainly for hunting and guarding; now they are kept for companionship, protection and showmanship.
There are millions of people all over the world who are dog lovers Puppies need more attention at the, early age. As much as possible try many methods of socialization, such as playing with them, taking them for walk, expose them to crowds, make them to obey the orders etc.

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Skill (Textual and non-textual)
(Section V : Writing Skills)
[10]5
[5]5.A | Attempt any one:

Letter writing :
Imagine you are Dipesh/Disha Shastri, residing at J.M. Road, Shivaji Nagar, Pune. Attempt any one letter based on the given advertisement:
Blood Donation Camp
Donate Blood - Save Lives :
• Blood means life
• A noble work
• Higher requirement
• Can bring smile on many faces
Venue: F.C. Road, Pune
Date : 5th March
Time : 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Contact : The Secretary, Lions Club, Pune

Formal Letter   Informal Letter
Write a letter to 'The Secretary
requesting him to enroll your name for the Blood Donation Camp.
OR Write a letter to your friend
Manish/Manisha appealing him or her to donate generously. Tell him/her the importance of Blood Donation.
Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [3] Writing skill
[5]5.B | Attempt any one:
[5]5.B.1

Dialogue Writing : 
Draft an imaginary dialogue between a scientist and Ritesh/Ruta about the importance of developing scientific
attitude. You can use the following points :
• Helps to fight against social evils.
• Develops rational and logical thinking.
• Helps to understand latest technology.
• For betterment of humanity.
• Strengthens economy.

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [3] Writing skill
OR
[5]5.B.2

Interview Questions :
Imagine you are the monitor of the class. You are asked to conduct an interview of a famous singer. Frame a set of 8 questions with the help of the following points :
• Early life and education
• Interest tot-thin particular field
• Guru or mentor
• Awards/achievements
• Future plans and advice to the youngsters.

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [3] Writing skill
[10]6
[5]6.A | Attempt any one: Information Transfer
[5]6.A.1 | Verbal to non-verbal :

Read the following information and prepare a pie diagram for the same

Annual Water Usage in Maharashtra

Water is life. It is a universal solvent and an important resource. The annual usage of water differs in various sectors of Maharashtra. The major occupation of Maharashtra being agriculture, the maximum amount of available water is used for irrigation that is 86%. The distant following place 7% is contributed by domestic sector including drinking, washing, cooking, etc. There is a close competition of other sectors which is not far away with 6% usage of water. One of the key factors which plays an important role in the development of a nation is industrial sector. The consumption of water by industrial sector is very negligible which is 1%. We know energy sector plays a vital role in the development of a nation.
In this sector, the use of water is almost nil. If we try to observe its place in the chart we do realise that it holds 0% usage and is yet to open its account.

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [3] Writing skill
OR
[5]6.A.2 | Non-verbal to verbal :

Observe the following table and transfer the information into a paragraph:
Statewise Distribution of Urban and Rural Population in India:

States Population in Millions
  Rural Urban
Maharashtra 560 410
Gujarat 320 190
Madhya Pradesh 440 160
Chhattisgarh 170 40
Andhra Pradesh 550 210
Karnataka 350 180
Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [3] Writing skill
[5]6.B | Attempt any one:
[5]6.B.1 | Speech writing:

Prepare a speech to be delivered for District level Elocution Competition.
The subject given to you is How to live a happy and joyful. Use the following points:
• Live in a stress free atmosphere.
• Daily meditation and exercise.
• Be in a company of cheerful people.
• Take inspiration from great people.

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [3] Writing skill
OR
[5]6.B.2 | view-counterview:

Write your counterview on ‘Children should work to earn during vacations’.
Use the following points :
View:
• Fruitful use of time
• Development of skills
• Financial support to own education and parents.
• Knowledge of transaction
• Awareness of responsibility.

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [3] Writing skill
(Section VI : Creative Writing)
[10]7
[5]7.A | Attempt any one:
[5]7.A.1

Expand the theme:
Nature-The Best Teacher.

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [3] Writing skill
OR
[5]7.A.2

News Report: Prepare a news report based on the following headline:
‘14 Child Labourers Were Rescued From Firework Factory.’

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [3] Writing skill
[5]7.B | Attempt any one:
[5]7.B.1 | Developing a story:

Develop a story in about 80-100 words with the following ending.
Give a suitable title:
................ and that’s how he got inspired to avoid the use of plastic.

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [3] Writing skill
OR
[5]7.B.2 | Narrating experience:

Narrate an experience in about 80-100 words begining with the follwing words:
It was Sunday and I was enjoying the latest movie in the theatre with my parents.........

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [3] Writing skill

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