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Shree Gauri Shankar Higher Secondary School
Third Terminal Examination - 2072
Subject : Compulsory English
Class: 10 (Ten) Time: 2 hr. 15 mins. F.M/P.M-75/24
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)
Nine years old Suresh was trouble some at school. His parents were well off, but they lived separately. His father had married another woman and left Suresh's mother. Suresh was in the habit of pushing children for no apparent reason, and once he scratched a girl's leg with a pencil and it bled. Suresh was also a problem at home. There was a close connection between his home circumstances and his behavior at school. He lived with his mother and younger brother with whom he quarreled at all the time. His mother seemed to prefer his brother, who was much better behaved at home and much more successful at school than Suresh. Suresh made his mother angry. She tried not to favour her younger son, but she was aware that it seemed as if she did.
It seemed very obvious that Suresh's attacks on the children at school were connected with his jealously of his younger brother. He attacks his brother at home, just as he attacked other children at school. His attacks on his brother were, of course, linked to his feelings of being unwanted and unloved at home.
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)
John White was an English student who came from Chester in north-west England. He was nineteen years old and he had just started to study at Manchester University. He lived in a student hall of residence together with 200 other students, but he had a study-bedroom to himself.
John was in his first year of a three-year course in economics. At the end of his three years of study, John hoped to get his degree - B.Sc (Economics). He then wanted to get a job in a big international company, the Imperial Chemical Industries (I.C.I), Shell or Ford. He was an average student, he worked quite hard at his studies, which he liked, and he took part in sports. His favourite sports were badminton, table tennis and swimming.
John had a pen friend I Zurich, in the north of Switzerland. She was Swiss, and her name was Ursula Schmidt. She was the same age as John and she was also a student, but not of economics. Ursula was studying English language and literature, and wanted to become a teacher of English.
One day, Ursula wrote to John and asked him to send her some information. She wanted a description of a typical Monday for him during his first term at University. She wanted to compare it with her own Monday programme to see if it was very difficult. She asked him to write it like a page from a diary, with a list of the times and activities.
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)
My children are now very fond of visiting different places, specially _____ (at , in , on) public holidays. Aren’t yours? It’s a new trend of education, _____ (isn’t it , aren’t they , isn’t that?) On one Saturday I took them to _____ (a , an , the) central zoo _____ (which , what , where) we can really see the biological diversity of animals and birds. The other attractions for children _____ (is , was , were) electric swing, rail, slides, elephant ride and boating. The kid’s demand was for _____ (be experienced , was experienced , being experienced ) everything in there. After that we moved to the birds’ section then to animals’. While we _____ (were climbing , climbed , climbing) up a staircase to see the tiger’s den, a very awful scene was noticed. A young couple was trying to take photograph of their one year kid by getting it _____ (sit , to sit , sat) on the wall of den. The mother was watching the kid through her camera and saying “smile! smile! smile!, my baby!!!” Meantime the baby unfortunately lost its balance and fell into the tiger’s den. So, I advise everyone _____ (to be , not to be , be) over smart to click the button of your camera. If they had not been so, they _____ (would not lose , would not have lost , will not lose) their lovely cute child.