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. have high where waiters employment forms of as cleaners. makes implementation of these laws difficult.i~' employment has children strictly the But employment. a living. other the continues implementation 4 labour There because of the are existing laws which fingers. India has the 10 million child of children in hazardous population who of 380 million are forced to earn in the world. 3 Also. not the there Act is no ban to on the child-labour organised or in non-hazardous sector children among because The applies or factory most etc.20 SECTION A : 1. hazardous 14 in has . Act . child-labour is lax. unskilled work.i~'. unorganised informal servants. plus the largest ~ ' " .:. According the to the Child-Labour of been the minimum (Prohibition below banned.~~')".. Thus.. nimble a special level demand for child and of their of concentration . age of and age each Regulation) of state This ~. occupations.t "J~~ .. and industries.1 industries.Y'.. But is that all the rhetoric this evil.._:. ?'. 2 We have many laws that ban child-labour in '~i~~. Between 60 and education 100 million around biggest number children are still are working at work instead of going to school. 1/1 2 ~ . ¥' ~) c hazardous different rules occupations regarding . -- --- - - -- ..""'I 1986. for no government so far has succeeded in eradicating compulsory primary nor has any been able to ensure every Indian child. 'I and find t~~. Read the passage given below and answer READING the questions that follow: 12 1 For many years now the governments have been promising the eradication the truth of child-labour despite in hazardous industries in India. industries. sector porters.

capacity taught the and life.P. is employs get unhygienic which diseases glass hard as at woman-headed do are new matchstick.T. vicious Jammu to unrest. cramped. skills. children children. the by studies wages.- I t 'i. work. glass for have hand-knotted hours mental have no option tedious is Kashmir life. prone deformed that work to push they physical like and children carpets. that as abysmally out they workers life boring. no human They Once and the are the the In in in to are forced to work their are is Poor and or There a lobby is which argues there nothing that is wrong P. no spaces. hazardous this cripple repetitive to 3 poverty Industries fire-works as but hope. in have low number in hostile remain . .B.- 1/1 6 5 7.t i ~ t t I I i l .D. debilitating sweet labour poverty Kashmir for development victims not children conducive with into polishing while There V. want shut.J . gem hell-holes carpet of become pushing people with but shown of poverty.000 diseases Inside of made is learning truth schools can't the working permanently and skills labour ones in this and hard working old to child line in India. i I i - ! i I I f -. there market. are industries By and jobs for by cutting are women. - shops especially many are of brutish to Children are The they pottery damp Kashmir to work rights. industry employing sitting below alone. ~~"cc -. T older. their them and Their In 260 make which long environment industries and competitive million of them . little trapped. a large can it in long children impaired is of because of the political grow and is We families.limbs these like circle & The children conditions. bronchial new 80...

any two.~: .. . (iii) ' ~. about granting their rights. (a) (i) On which two counts has the government not succeeded down \. years. children in to later work.. (b) Find What does the Supreme Court's Directive words from the passage which mean the of 1997 provide? same as the lj i following: 3) (i) (ii) (iii) risky/dangerous very unfriendly intended (para 1) (para 5) (para 8) as punishment 1/1 4 ! '-- \'- ~--- -- _I - --- I . 2 (v) . . if 380 million education.~::. Child-labour they too perpetuates its own nightmare. Only compulsory ed\:I. far in respect of children? (ii) What makes the implementation of child-labour law so to 2 difficult? 2. greatly "a second vision".cation child-labour. .:. an intensive effort ought to have been made children implement the Supreme Court's Directive of 1997 which laid punitive primary action against can employers eliminate of child-labour. Surely. ~j!. (iv) Why do the industries prefer child-labour? What are the adverse effects of hazardous industries on 2 children? Give..remain are compelled uneducated to send and powerless.. their own Final~y. 8 If at all the government was serious . But that needs. 9 elementary enhanced. children human former President are given a better life and capital Abdul India's as would Kalam be says..

internal it is necessary environment." she adds. ~ attention Ghosh. is not What the that means is that to feet tapping ideal accompaniment books. to focussed identify thought. 8 There is nothing to study with more the frustrating most sincere than when. retention more than powers two work senses at should optimum be activated music your that at the sets same your time. "In order various to develop facets concentration physical and span. to examine she adds. hours a nearby She disagrees study : with the with notion that people like can concentrate a loud television.G. concentration. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: ~~.2. "If you are distracted and "Not when you are attempting do not of your to \. 1/1 5 ~4' - ~-~ -~--~~ P.~ . library. are certain "Your concentration techniques number of factors." of your To begin with one should attempt to create the environment radio." your says Samuel Ghosh. could For try instance. enhance your able to finish there the task at hand you find that level your you depends thoughts can use to on a However. TV or that your is conducive noisy neighbours. to plan if your you st~dy live in a very in noisy neighbourhood. . the factors Whether that it make physical is the it difficult for you to you focus. you and sit down instead f ! at your table of intentions of being wandering.T." music your cautions etc. levels. or in an environment distractions blaring focus. a social counsellor.

. she says.:c..!!"c~' of achievement when you wind j 1 "1" 1~J ~ Try not to sit for more than 40 minutes at a stretch. c.':1' C c~~"i you enjoy have something and dislike to look and save.cup of tea or listen should one sit up._". then you finish will have Maths a sense first. 1/1 6 ~-~- . . However. """c.. appreciates The schedules are in "" ~..J.i and recreation more than random system thoughts. When that you you study. For instance. thing. a focussed follow. is to establish target fashion. ~ skill .'~l. " Not ~ . will Once your thoughts and goals line. the former forward to. break Under to make no circumstances. for the last if you enjoy so that verbal you I:~. a ..~I~." says The for oneself second important of setting Ghosh. a given and targets goals to instead what what recognises a general and then trying accomplish to decide human mind you can in a haphazard you have fixed It is very important span and to finish goals in of time.. harder. will invariably out your mind on a tangent..~'. Looking send one should try of a window when and provide you are stimulus concentrate as possible.' .. to a song and sit for more than one and a half hours..-~'""--' or desk that in front of a is no cure for a mind as little trying to wants to wander. Take a very short down again. be careful not to overdo the relaxation. divide choose your a mix schedule of subjects into study that ':"1 "-C'.~~. " She recommends hours..~: Also window. It may have undesired effects.' tests only will more you than find mathematical yourself working problems. Short breaks build your concentration and refresh your mind. "While do not there place your study .

Sign as Prabhu / Pratibha. . governing /" etc. Include Madurai.B. . of disciplining do not get .125 10 17- OR 1/1 7 P.-~ ~ More than anything else.. disheartened. You Senior are P. a report in 100 . of the above in 80 words. the school draft main a I 50 words . and Dance D. (a) On the basis it in points of your only. a suitable (b) Write a summary title. details 50 words the the members to attend like an extraordinary date. Vasco notice has to be closed i~ not more than for a week. Concentration is merely a matter the mind. 35 in not venue 3. Invent the festival words for was your organised school magazine. 5 I I Due to a sudden landslide and inclement OR weather. SKILLS Write a notice time.D. It with practice and patience and does not take very long to become comes habit for life. Secretary of Music your school. School. As Principal to be displayed of that at school.1 gate notIce board. You more meeting are Secretary than of Club. wherever make notes Supply on necessary. Francis School. Cultural Ambur. by your week-l~ng Write details. a 5 3 SECTION B : ADVANCED WRITING of Gymkhana informing body. using reading abbreviations of the above passage.oorva Secondary / Partha. A school. St. ~ 4..T.

-'"-- -= -- 1111 I of . You are residing at 15. Hyderabad.a boon or bane'. Administration Librarian. You are Ronit / Rohini.- . The invention lives of the phone has brought the country. Write an article in 150 - 200 words on 'The role of police in maintaining cities'. police needs rate be trained of crime in also increased methodology of besides changing its mindset. Anand Colony. 6. a member of Parent-Teacher Association Little Valley Senior Secondary School. Tirupathi.200 words on 'Mobile phone . OR With the rising the to number of people in almost has new all the big cities proportionately. may not needlessly continue etc. You are Raman / Rama.~7 ~ The Debating 'Continuous and Society Comprehensive of your school has recez:ltly held a workshop Evaluation' (CCE) introduced for the . on students of Class X in all schools. and Hyderabad. books Management recently published by them. You are Kartik / Krishna. law and order in the metropolitan 1/1 8 \ . him to introduce Write a letter to the in Principal of the school asking vocational stream the school providing insurance facility of teaching such subjects as computers. The students discussed assessment made by the school on the basis of their in 100 various -125 words activities for your and school the system magazine. '~.P. Engineering of mobile people in College. H. Hyderabad. 5. so that the students academic studies. about a revolution properly . If in the used it can be a blessing but if misused it can prove to be a curse. Write an article in 150 . combating the of the The crime country. You are Write Parveen participation a report / Payal. of grading. the in Secretary of the Society. You are Ravi / Ravina. Write a letter to the Manager placing an order (Publications) for 4 OR of Little on Flower Company.

~i \. . longing near the open window open prayer all day in almost of brakes.SECTION C TEXT : 45 BOOKS 7. 'A Thing of Beauty' ? '.~ History theirs whose language is the sun. (a) (b) (c) What Why Why is the 'childish does the poet do the people longing' say that driving that the poet refers to ? follow: 1 1 2 it is in vain? in the cars stop sometimes? Break And Run Run 0 break open till they OR break the town and make tongues green leaves open show the children azure naked to green and white fields. the their i . there. 4 Read the extract given below and answer the questions that Sometimes The thought The sadness That waits I feel myself of so much that lurks I can hardly childish bear in vain..~: P.r' '!~F1~~~ 1/1 9 "'[!.~fi -~ on gold into books sands.r. is the 'Keeping sadness Quiet' that ? the poet.D. Answer any three of the following in 30 - 40 words each: (a) What poem. './ \ ~I=I - - 1IIIII1II ~ . car. c' (a) To whom does 'they' refer? (b) (c) What What would other they break? should they enjoy? 1 2 freedom 8. Pablo Neruda refers to in the 2x3=6 1 -" . let and their world . selfish For the squeal Of all the thousand the sound cars that of a stopping pass.T. \ (b) What is the message of the poem.

to understand the present.. "~ . Sadao was cpmpelled by his duty as a doctor to help the Earth's soldier. even the - 40 words (a) Franz thinks.. -. ".A. his wife sympathise with him in the enemy of open defiance from the domestic staff ? 1/1 10 -~~ -- --.". Answer the following in 125 -150 words: canal? the 10 Why do you think Gandhiji a turning-point in his life? considered the Champaran episode to be 'Lost condemn Spring' thousands explains of the people grinding to a life OR poverty of abject and poverty.. .~ - - - - face 7 . past and future? OR Dr. Answer the following in 125 -150 words: Why is Antarctica the place to g~ to.. traditions Do that you agree? Why / Why not? 11."" (c) What were Kamala Das' fears as a child? Why do they when she is going to the (d) Why different do you think from her own Aunt character? airport? Jennifer created animals that surface are so 9.~. .. What made Hana.M..C.~"".. Answer the following in 30 2x5=10 sing in German. "Will they make them pigeons ?" What Frenchmen? does this tell us about the attitude each: of the (b) (c) Which factors led Douglas to decide in favour of Y.c. Why was the peddler the cottage? Why was the Moral pool? surprised when he knocked on the door of (d) Re-Armament Army welcomed at studios? (e) What thoughts came to Sophie's mind as she sat by the 10..

.40 words each: leave react '~-::. . . Answer (a) (b) the following Why in 30 Lamb 2x4=8 open? calls he received in does Mr..~i:.....[.i..'~~ ..- - :1. 12.~ - - _:tJ" - ~/.-~ ."j ~" c~ - .{:.iI. did the Governor his gate to the two always phone quick How succession? (c) (d) What advice did Annan Why did Charley offer Barna? ? suspect that Sam had gone to Galesburg 1/1 11 ~ .

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