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You are Mahender, Sports Captain, St John’s School, Lucknow. Write a notice in 50–60 words for the school notice board informing students about an inter-school football match to be played in your school. Invite them to watch and cheer the teams.

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

You went to book a ticket at the railway station. You came across long queues, chaos and unhelpful staff. You wasted a day and came back without booking the ticket. Make a diary entry in 50 – 60 words expressing your concern about the system.

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

Last year your school appointed a new T.G.T. who came to teach you English in Class 9. You are very impressed with her. Write a description of your T.G.T. (English) in about 100 words. You may use the clues given below.

  • qualification, college/university
  • personality
  • attitude towards students
  • manner of teaching
  • problem solving
  • course punctuality
  • weak students
[2] Writing and Grammar
Chapter: [2] Writing and Grammar
Concept: Writing Skill

You live in a hostel away from your family. You will not be able to visit your family on Diwali owing to your forthcoming exams. As Renu/Rohit, write an e-mail to your mother in 120–150 words wishing the family a happy Diwali and expressing your feelings at not being able to join them.

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

Each year witnesses soaring cut-offs for university admissions. Many a deserving student is left without a seat causing frustration. Write an article for a local daily in about 120 words highlighting the plight of students and suggest measures that the Government could take to provide enough avenues for the youth. You are Amit/Anita.

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

Lemons are small size. They               e.g. small in size

have many qualities. Are used         (a) __________ _________ __________

as agents add a particular taste.      (b) __________ _________ ____________

They are also source of several      (c) __________ _________ ____________

other benefits

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

He holds him with his skinny hand,

“There was a ship,” quoth he.

i. Who does ‘He’ refer to in the above extract?

ii. What do we know about the speaker’s feelings?

iii. Why is his hand called ‘skinny’?

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

It all started a month ago. Dad and I had spent the entire Saturday afternoon at the Computer Fair.

i. Who does ‘I’ in the extract refer to?

ii. What started a month ago?

iii. What does the speaker have a keen interest in?

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

Good countrymen, let me depart alone,

And, for my sake, stay here with Antony

i. Identify the speaker of the above lines.

ii. When and where were the above lines spoken?

iii. Bring out the irony in the above extract.

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

Why did John’s wife get angry with him? What did she decide to do?

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

Why did the poet throw the log at the snake?

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

How did nature foretell Caesar’s death?

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

Now let it work. Mischief thou art afoot.
Take thou what course thou wilt!

Antony seeks justice by getting the mob to kill the conspirators. But to correct a wrong, one cannot commit another wrong. Write a speech for the school assembly on – The ends do not justify the means. (120–150 words)

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

How did the air raids disrupt the Dutch public life?

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

Attempt a character sketch of Anne Frank.

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

Attempt a character sketch of Otto Frank, Anne's father.

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

Describe the progress made by Helen Keller during the two years she spent at Wright-Humason School for the Deaf in New York City.

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

Attempt a character sketch of Mr Gilman as a teacher.

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

It was her determination that helped Helen Keller get admission to Radcliffe College. Comment.

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

One of the greatest advances in modern technology has been the invention of computers. They are widely used in industries and in universities. Now there is hardly any sphere of human life where computers have not been pressed into service of man. We are heading fast towards the day when a computer will be as much part of man's daily life as a telephone or a calculator.

Computers are capable of doing extremely complicated work in all branches of learning. They can solve the most complex mathematical problems or put thousands of unrelated facts in order. These machines can be put to varied uses. For instance, they can provide information on the best way to prevent traffic jams. This whole process by which machines can be used to work for us has been called 'automation'. In the future 'automation' may enable human beings to enjoy more leisure than they do today. The coming of automation is bound to have important social consequences.

Some years ago an expert on automation, Sir Leon Bagrit, pointed out that it was a mistake to believe that these machines could 'think'. There is no possibility that human beings will be "controlled by machines". Though computers are capable of learning from their mistakes and improving on their performance, they need detailed instructions from human beings to operate. They can never, as it were, lead independent lives or "rule the world" by making decisions of their own.

Sir Leon said that in future, computers would be developed which would be small enough to carry in the pocket. Ordinary people would then be able to use them to obtain valuable information. Computers could be plugged into a national network and be used like radios. For instance, people going on holiday could be informed about weather conditions. Car drivers can be given alternative routes when there are traffic jams. It will also be possible to make tiny translating machines. This will enable people who do not share a common language to talk to each other without any difficulty or to read foreign publications.

a) What is the greatest advancement in modern technology?

b) What complicated works are computers capable of doing?

c) Write one use of computers.

d) Explain automation.

e) Why can't computers lead independent lives or rule the world?

f) How would computers as translating machines help people? 

g) What was the prediction of Sir Leon about computers in the future?

h) How can computers help people going on holiday?

[1] Reading
Chapter: [1] Reading
Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
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