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Shree Gauri Shankar Higher Secondary School
Third Terminal Examination - 2072
Subject : Compulsory English
Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words.
1. Read the following poem and do the activities that follow: (5)
A. Answer the following questions: (1x3=3)
a) What kind of person lives with soul so dead?
b) Why doesn't the minstrel sing for the sort of man described in the poem above?
c) How shall the "doubly dying" go down to the vile dust?
B. From the poem above write down words which are similar in meaning to the following words: (0.5x4=2)
a) lives b) lose c) demand d) leapt
2. Read the following text and do the activities that follow: (10)
A. Complete the following sentences by choosing the correct answer. (1x3=3)
a) His parents were well off but they lived …….
i) separately ii) together iii) at home
b) Suresh was in the habit of pushing other children for no _____ reason.
i) appropriate ii) other iii) apparent
c) the word 'well-off' means ____
i) fashionable ii) tidy iii) rich
B. Arrange the following statements as per passage: (0.5x4=2)
a) Suresh made his mother angry.
b) His mother preferred his brother.
c) He quarreled with his brother at home.
d) Suresh was also a problem at home.
C. Answer these questions: (1x5=5)
a) What was Suresh's family background?
b) How was Suresh troublesome at school?
c) To what extent was Suresh's mother responsible for Suresh's misbehaviour?
d) How were his behaviours at home and at school connected?
e) How can you defend Suresh attacking his brother at home?
3. Read the passage and answer the questions given below. (10)
A. Match the words in column 'A' to their meanings in column 'B' . (0.5x4=2)
Column 'A' Column 'B'
a) average i) representative; characteristic
b) diary ii) accommodation
c) residence iii) to a certain extent
d) typical iv) daily record of events
v) ordinary or usual standard
B. Write 'T' for true and 'F' for false against the following statements: (0.5x4=2)
a) John White came from the north-west of England.
b) He had finished his three years of study.
c) Ursula was a teacher of English.
d) Ursula sent John her Monday timetable.
C. Answer the following questions: (2x3=6)
a) Who was John?
b) What did he hope to do after graduation?
c) What did Ursula ask John to send her?
4. Read the following advertisement and answer the questions given below: (15)
A. Match the words given in column ‘A’ with their meaning in column ‘B’. (1x3=3)
Column ‘A’ Column ‘B’
a) prevention i) revised
b) supervision ii) stopping
c) updated iii) guidance
B. Fill up the blanks with the suitable words from the text: (1x4=4)
a) The NGO works for preventing _____.
b) Candidates must have experience of _____ years.
c) _____ is academic qualification of candidates for the post.
d) The deadline for submitting application is _____.
C. Answer the following questions: (2x4=8)
a) What is the advertised post?
b) What things should be submitted with the application?
c) Where do the candidates send their applications?
d) Mention the duties of the coordinator.
5. Complete the following dialogue with the appropriate sentences in the box given below: (6)
Customer: Excuse me __________
Clerk : Let me see the parcel first. __________
Customer: Okay! __________
Clerk: Hum! It weighs 1500 grams.
Clerk: You have to pay Rs. 500 only.
Clerk : Please wait for a while __________. Take this receipt.
Customer: Thank you.
Clerk : You’re welcome.
6. Develop a readable story with the help of outlines given in the box below and also give a suitable title and a moral. (6)
7. Write an essay on 'National Unity’ in about 200 words by using the clues given below: (12)
8. Rewrite the following sentences choosing the best options from the brackets. (6)
a) I don’t like to go to _____ office these days. (a , an , the)
b) Milan jumped _____ the roof of the bus. (from, through , off)
c) Let’s go to Godawari, _____ we? (will, shall , don’t)
d) I with my child _____ visited the Royal Palace Museum. (has , have , having)
e) He invited me but I _____ the party. (attended , not attend , did not attend)
f) Have you ever gone to Pokhara? Yes, I _____ there for three times in my life. (was , had gone , have already been)
g) I will tell you _____ we talked. (who , where , what)
h) By this month of next year, you _____ all these grammatical items. (will revise , will have revised , have revised)
i) Someone took away my mobile phone from the classroom. It means: My mobile phone _____ from the classroom. (is taken , was taking , was taken)
j) Soniya said, “What have you done, Ronit?” Its indirect speech is : Soniya asked _____. (Ronit what had he done , What Ronit had done , Ronit what he had done)
k) If you had rung me, I _____ you my car. (had sent , would have sent , would send)
l) The new environment got the students _____ well. (do , to do , done)
9. Rewrite the following passage choosing the correct answer from each bracket. (5)