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Term 1 (April to September 2013)

English Communicative
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SOLUTIONS Sample Question Paper 6


SECTION A : READING
1. (a) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (b) (i) (ii) (i) (ii) (ii) (iii) (i) (iii) (ii) (iii) (i) (15 marks) Abdul Kalam, the eleventh President of India (1 8 = 8) Humble/ modest beautiful birds SLV-3 Dinner was a special meal in Kalams family because they all sat together and exchanged views on variety of topics ranging from family matters to spiritual subjects. It was the joy of being able to care for his family that Abdul Kalam cherished the most. Austere Enterprising hug trees to prevent their cutting (1 7 = 7) non-viloence and Satyagraha they highlighted the issues of tribals and marginalized people women are its backbone and core they taught the world to live rightly and in harmony with nature Khejrali, Jodhpur forest conservation

(c) 2. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g)

SECTION B : WRITING
3. 24 January 2013. MODERN PUBLIC SCHOOL DEHRADUN NOTICE

(20 marks) (3)

Blood Donation Camp All the students are hereby informed that our school is organising a Blood Donation Camp for the parents. The details of the camp are as follows: Date: 25 January, 2013 Time : 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Venue : School Cultural Hall You are requested to inform your parents to take active participation in the camp to make it a success. Raghav Head boy 4. Reva : Mom, can I go to watch movie this Sunday ? Mother : You know your exams are approaching. Reva : Please, mother. Ive finished my syllabus. Mother : No, I cant allow you these days to waste your precious time. Reva : Mother, Ill study till late at night and cover up. Mother : You cant be awake till late. Youve to go to school tomorrow. Reva : All my friends are going. Their parents have permitted them. Please let me also go. Mother : O.K. Then dont be late and finish your work when you come back. Reva : Thank you, mom. Youre the best mom. (5)

2 | CBSE (CCE) Sample Question Paper, English Communicative X 5. Date : 16 January 2013 (6) From : hamid@sify.com To : ameena@gmail.com Dear Ameena, Last week we visited the Senior Citizens Home as our school had organized a trip to that place. The people at the Home greeted us with a smiling face but still something was there which kept pricking me. It was definitely not an ear-to-ear smile. I decided to talk to them and was shocked to know that they all felt dejected and distressed though they were provided all the comforts there. I wondered how could people leave their parents in a home espically when they need them and their attention the most. All they want is a few words of love and some time of yours. They had borne the family responsibilities in their youth but now that their children have grown up, they have no time for their parents. They have left them in Senior Citizens Home to lead a life of loneliness and rejection. I think this is bad on the part of modern generation. Our parents and grandparents need to be given love, affection and comfort at this age. We can cross all mountains with a little piece of advice from their experience. I hope and really wish that people will change their attitude towards the old. Love Hamid

6. Stress Management (6) Stress has become a regular feature in todays life-style. It is caused due to challenges posed by work, financial obligations, social relationships and family commitments. Stress, to some extent has a significant impact on our risk of developing heart disease. To overcome stress, one must be realistic and should avoid negative feelings and attitudes. Everything must be done in a methodical and organised way by planning and prioritising the tasks. A friend circle and family member with whom we can share any problem openly and friendly will also help us deal with stress. One must set aside adequate time for rest and leisure in our daily routine. Deep breathing, shoulder and neck massages, meditation etc. can also help in managing stress.

SECTION C : GRAMMAR
7. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) 8. (a) (b) (c) 9. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) 10. (a) (b) (c) the had bowling and played could (iii) are boiled in a pan (ii) are sieved and kept aside (i) are chopped and fried Before Missing words After known and are and in producing species of bees except on Antarctica planet that/which contains bees are expert A multitude of stars in wandering about in the vast space A few of them form groups but the majority are solitary They travel through a very spacious universe.

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Sample Question Paper (Answers) | 3 11. (a) that he could not meet him the next day (b) was going to Srinagar (c) when he intended to return (1 3 = 3)

SECTION D : LITERATURE
12. (A) (a) (b) (c) (B) (a) (b) (c)

(30 marks)

The mirror (1 3 = 3) They hide the blemishes and make people look beautiful in dim light. The reality is too harsh for her to bear. Miss Mebbin is the speaker. (1 3 = 3) Mrs. Packletide had shot the goat and not the tiger which had died of a heart-attack. Every one would be amused as they thought/assumed that Mrs. Packletide had killed the tiger which in reality she had not. (C) (a) If they had been a little late in shifting the grandfathers bureau, they would have been caught red handed. (b) So that she could usher in her aunt and uncle who had come to mourn. (c) As the coat was black, he would appear to be in mourning. (1 3 = 3) 13. (a) The two boys behaved in a gentlemanly way in the story. They were kind and caring towards their sister and very polite towards others. They never wanted to exploit others pity or kindness to achieve their end. War did not spoil their gentle nature. Hence, the title two Gentlemen of Verona is justified. (b) The frog as depicted in the poem is very clever and shrewd. He represents people who are manipulative. He exploits the nightngale to get rid of his rival as he assessed the birds nature very well. He himself has no talent but survives on his negative trails. (c) Mrs. Slater wears a black mourning dress to suit the occasion. She also insists her daughter to change to mourning dress before the Jordans arrive. She feels that Jordans in their hurry to start off for her house wouldnt even think of mourning outfit. (3 + 3 = 6) 14. Child care A very good morning to all present here. Today, we are very happy to be here among you and a part of the inaugration ceremony of HOME. We both are of the opinion that childhood is the most precious time of mans life but it sometimes gets blotted by the curse of child-labour. The reasons of child labour like poverty, lack of education, lack of parental care, wasteful war etc. kills the innocence of the children. Even we had a bad childhood. We had got destroyed in the German war. Our father was killed in the war and we turned orphans at the tender age of 13 years and 12 years, we cant forget the day when we came to know that our sister Lucia was suffering from Tuberculosis of the spine. We had no money for her medical expenses. We decided to work day and night for it but there was scarcity of jobs in Verona. Yet we did not lose courage. We did all sorts of odd jobs to make both ends meet and finally the day arrived when our sister got well. We were very happy. I personally feel that the government should come forward to help the needy children get them education so that they can lead a happy and prosperous life. Educated children will definitely blossom into young and responsible adults. I hope HOME will also work their level best to help the abandoned children so that they dont lose their childhood. Rather they get proper education and health care to help lead a happy and prosperous future life. (5) Thank You.

NOVEL / LONG READING TEXT (10 marks) 15. The Frank family went into hiding as soon as Margot received a Call up notice to report at the concentration camp. The life during their hiding was frightening. They were away from all the comforts and pleasures of life. Above all, Annes mother kept on scolding her for every little thing that she did. She felt like a stranger amongst her own family members. Her mother always favoured her elder sister Margot. So Anne got jealous of her and started disliking her mother. With the result she sometimes deliberately hurt the feelings of her mother and did not even bother to apologize. Gradually Anne started preferring a life full of loneliness where only her feelings and her diary mattered. (5)

4 | CBSE (CCE) Sample Question Paper, English Communicative X 16. Mrs. Edith Frank was a good lady. She had two daughters, Margot and Anne. She always wanted to inculcate good moral values and disciplined behavior in her daughters. But sometimes her attitude towards Anne seemed to be immature. She didnt have an in sight into the mind of a growing teenager. Most of the times she used to scold Anne for petty affairs and praised Margot in front of her which made Anne feel hurt. Anne always felt uncomfortable in her presence and regarded her as an imperfect mother. She longed for a mother who would understand her and love her as all other mothers do. Mrs. Frank was never seen participating much in the squabbles during their stay in hiding. She didnt like the selfish attitude of Mrs. Van Daan and Mr. Alfred Dussel and once or twice reproached them for being selfish. The tension in the Annexe used to give her a headache. It was leaving its impact on her. (5) OR 15. Helens most vivid recollection of that summer was the ocean. She had always lived on an inland, and had never been to sea. But she had read a description of the ocean in her big book called Our World. It filled her with wonder and an intense longing to touch the mighty sea and feel it roar. So her little heart leaped with excitement when she knew that her wish was at last to be realized. But her joy was short lived because she had no idea of the mighty sea waves. No sooner had she plunged into the cool water than she was swept away by the sea waves. Suddenly her ecstasy gave place to terror, for her foot struck against a rock and the next instant there was a rush of water over her head. She made a vain attempt to hold something concrete, But there was nothing except water and sea weeds. But destiny wanted her to relate her experience with the sea. The gigantie sea waves threw her back on the sea shore. (5) 16. After the illness which left Helen deaf and blind, her parents went to meet Dr. Chisholen, an eye, ear throat specialist in Baltimore. He put then in touch with Alexander Graham Bell who worked with deaf children. Bell advised them to contact Perkins institute for the blind. This institution sent Miss Anne Sullivan as Helens instructor. The eventful day, on which Miss Sullivan was to arrive, Helen felt that something unusual was going to happen. She had no idea that the future held marvel and surprise in store for her. Miss Sullivan arrived and filled Helens life with brightness. Both of them shared a wonderful reationship, Miss Sullivan was like a mother to her. She taught her the spellings of words by writing them on her hand like d-o-ll. Later she taught her abstract words like love, water, think etc. Once she improved her vocabulary, Miss Sullivan taught Helen how to use the words in sentences, thus gradually she increased her knowledge. She accompanied Helen everywhere and Helen also looked towards her whenever she wanted to know about something, their relationship lasted for 49 years and eventually turned from a governess to that of a companion. (5)

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Sample Question Paper 7


SECTION A : READING
1. (a) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (b) (i) (15 marks) by hanging things around his neck arms, waist and legs or putting things on his head. (1 8 = 8) It consisted ofstags teeth arranged at intervals with, between them, two upper rows made up of the vertebrae of a fish and one row of shells. in order to make themselves look fierce and more terrifying to animals or to the men of other tribes. he would be more comfortable and more likely to survive, if he covered his body with the skins of animals. Clothing may have started as ornament or to distinguish one tribe from another or to show rank or because certain things were believed to have magical qualities. But in some places a time came when men and women began to wear clothes for other reasons so as to protect their body from severe climatic conditions. Some of the tools were probably used to scrape the inner side of skins to make them soft. Among the wonderful flint and bone tools and implements that later cave men made have been found some beautiful bone needles, some not bigger than those we use today : Although the people who made them had only flint tools to work with, some of the needles are finer and more beautifully shaped than those of Roman times. (Any 1) ornament elaborate. in our minds (1 7 = 7) ignorance learning and thinking about others knowledge hate, ignorance and suffering where our knowledge is low dwell.

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(c) (i) (ii) (a) (iv) (b) (iii) (c) (i) (d) (iv) (e) (ii) (f) (ii) (g) (iv)

SECTION B : WRITING
3. 22 May 2013 MODERN PUBLIC SCHOOL, DELHI NOTICE

(20 marks) (3)

SCHOOL PICNIC All the student of classes IX to XII are hereby informed that our school is planning an excursion to Nainital and Ranikhet for one week. The details of the excursion are as follow : Date : 3 June 2013 to 9 June 2013 Venue : Nainital, Ranikhet Charges : 5000 Rs. Students who are interested to go must give their names to their class-teacher latest by 30 May 2013. For any other detail contact the undrsigned. Nandita Incharge, School excursion 4. Major causes of Death Among Children under Five World, 2000 (5) The pie-chart given above shows us a shocking data. According to this data many of the children meet their death before they reach the age of five. Many reasons have been given. The major cause of death among children is malnutrition. The reason can be poverty as well as illiteracy. The poor

6 | CBSE (CCE) Sample Question Paper, English Communicative X are unaware of the importance of nutritious food. Moreover, they can not afford to buy fruits, vegetables, milk etc. for their children with the result the children suffer from malnutrition giving rise to some diseases also and ultimately they die. As many as 20% children died due to pneumonia where as 12% died due to diarrhoea. The cause of their death was many other disease also like malaria and measles. People should be made aware of the advantage of healthy living. 22% of the children died prenatal deaths. All these causes of death can be overcome to a large extent by spreading awareness among people regarding healthy living, vaccination etc. 47 COD Colony, (6) Jaipur 18th February, 2013 The Editor The Hindu New Delhi Subject : Creating Awarness Towards Health and Hygiene Sir, Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper I wish to draw the attention of the youngsters towards the negligent attitude of people towards basic health and hygiene. The villagers are not paying any attention to sanitation and personal hygiene which is leading them towards ill health. This hurdle can be overcome by organising Health Camps in these areas where we can make these villagers aware of their healthy life-style by means of discussions or Health check ups by specialists. A small dispensary can also be set up there for their regular routine check up. They must be taught that cleanliness is next to godliness. I invite youngsters through this letter of mine to volunteer their names so that we can put our plan into action. A little effort on our part will save them from contracting serious diseases. Thanking you Yours sincerely Amit The Dishonest Doctor (6) Once upon a time there was an old rich lady who became blind. She called in a doctor who after examining her told her that her eye-sight could be restored, but would charge a high sum for it. The lady agreed on the condition that she would pay the fee only if she got cured but she would not pay anything if she did not get her vision back. The doctor started her treatment. He bandged her eyes and applied some medicine to her eyes. The doctor was a dishonest man. He saw many valuable things and costly furniture in the house. He planned to steal them. Since the lady was blind, he started removing something or the other everyday from the house without the knowledge of the lady. At last the day came when the lady got cured. The doctor asked for his payment but the lady refused to pay saying that her cure was not complete. The doctor took the lady to the court. The court asked the lady the reason for not paying the fees. The lady said that her sight was not restored as she could not see the furniture in her house. The judge understood the whole matter. He found the doctor guilty. The case was decided in the favour of the old lady and the doctor was punished. Moral : Never cheat others.

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SECTION C : GRAMMAR
7. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (a) (b) (i) (ii) (ii) (iv) (i) (iii) (iii) (iii) are assist the view from moment have you been living. what you are doing ?

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Sample Question Paper (Answers) | 7 (c) 9. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) 10. (a) (b) (c) 11. (a) (b) (c) (iv) When did you get learn-learnt off-of uses-using its-their to-too what-which It is cultivated in 96 countries around the world. It was first grown in Africa about 500 years ago Some researchers say that it was grown in India at the same time. electrified again electrified is then brought ( 6 = 3)

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SECTION D : LITERATURE

(30 marks)

12. (A) (a) the poem (1 3 = 3) (b) the poets friend (c) God of war (B) (a) optimism (1 3 = 3) (b) went there with faith and hope (c) five years ago (C) (a) Mrs. Slater (1 3 = 3) (b) As they are stealing Grandpas bureau before others come (c) The bureau of Grandpa 13. (a) Lakshmi Das was one of the employees of the post office. Convinced by his faith in receiving the letter from his daughter, Ali gave Lakshmi Das five golden guineas to deliver the letter at his grave when it comes because he knew his end was very near. (b) Sylvia Plath has projected mirror as unmisted and non biased. Unprejudiced with no preconceived ideology, it projects the crystal clear image of an object facing it. Having four corners, it reflects all that it captures realistically and is impartial. (c) Grandfather decided that in his new will, he would leave all his money and things to the person he would be living with when he died. This led to another spat between the daughters. Since both of them were very keen to get his money and things, they wanted that he should stay with them. (3 + 3 = 6) 14. Letters and envelopes are not merely dead pieces of paper. They are the living documents of human love and concern. Who else but Ali can explain it well who in the whole chapter kept on waiting for his daughter Miriams letter. He even gave up hunting as after his daughters marriage. He realized the essence of love and pangs of separation for his daughter who had left him to live with her husband. These pangs of separation transformed even the postmaster who could also understand the agony of a separated father when he himself waited for his sick daughters letter. Only a man with a fathers heart can understand the anxiety and worry of another fathers separation from his child. The whole story revolves round the letter which both the postmaster and Ali waited for. Ali gave five gold guineas to Lakshmi Das to deliver his letter at his grave, after his death telling us the importance of Miriams letter. Thus, due importance must be given to letters and they should not be treated as merely pieces of paper. We must realize the value of relations. (5)

NOVEL / LONG READING TEXT (10 marks) 15. The Diary of A Young Girl was written at the time of the Second World War. It records the entries of the pitiable conditions of the Jews, as they were the most affected by this war. Thousands of Jews were forced to leave their houses and flee to other countries. They were supposed to wear a yellow star, distinguishing them from others. During the war they were dragged out of their houses and were sent to te concentration camps. Many of the Jews went into hiding to escape the clutches

8 | CBSE (CCE) Sample Question Paper, English Communicative X of the Germans. The Frank family was also one of those few who went into hiding in a secret annexe. The entries of the sounds of guns, sirens and airplanes continued to create an image of the war scence infront of the readers eyes. Thus the main theme of the novel is the horrors of war faced by the Jews at that time. (5) 16. Peter Van Daan Peter Van Daan was the teenage son of the Van Daans, whose real name was Peter Van Pels. Anne first saw Peter as obnoxious, lazy and hypersensitive, but later they both became close friends. Peter was a quiet, timid and honest boy who was sweet to Anne. During their time in the annexe, Anne and Peter developed a romantic attraction, which he was very fond of reading books and especially if they were meant for adult reading. Once he hid in the loft to read one such book and got so engrossed in reading that he forgot to come down for dinner. His father came up to call him and hit him hard when he found him reading the book. He was refused dinner that night. Mr. Frank discouraged him. He did not like when his parents scolded him. Sometimes he reacted also. As a result he got emotionally away from them. (5) OR 15. Helen spent the autumn months with her family at a summer cottage on a mountain about fourteen miles from Tuscumbia. It was called Fern Quarry because near it there was a limestone quarry, long since abandoned. It was a beautiful spot surrounded with tall oak and pine trees and echoes with the gurgling sound of three little streams flowing down the rocks in a zig zag manner. The opening was filled with ferns which completely covered the beds of limestone and in places hid the stream, In places, the wild muscadine and cuppernong were stretched from tree to tree, making arbours which were always full of butteflies and buzzing insects. Helen and her companions were delighted to loose themselves in the green hollows of that tangled wood in the afternoon. (5) 16. Helen had been a bold child since the very beginning of her life. If she had been a timid girl, she would not have aspired to be great personality. She had a terrible experience of natures fury while sitting in a tree on a fine morning. But this did not prevent her from climbing a tree for the second time. When she was lured by the sweet fragrance of a mimosae tree, she wanted it and climbed on it. She enjoyed herself greatly. When she grew up this daring nature, stood her in good stead in every disaster. (5)

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Sample Question Paper 8


SECTION A : READING
1. (a) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (b) (i) (ii) (c) (i) (ii) (a) (ii) (b) (i) (c) (iv) (d) (iv) (e) (ii) (f) (i) (g) (iii) (15 marks) food grains and tiny worms (1 8 = 8) severe changes in the urban eco-system mobile tower radiation and excessive use of chemical fertilizers inadequate supply of insect food from their parents Chirping and flapping of their wings at the window sills, on the top of cupboards and on the branches of trees. Mohammad Dilavar, because he spread awareness about the declining number of house sparrows. Vainishing, becoming extinct Harsh, dismal, gloomy the voice of the small people (1 7 = 7) he had beaten by the landlord Both (i) and (iii) he wanted to save his dignity To be aware of the passage of time A goat futile

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SECTION B : WRITING
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Wednesday (3) 14 February 2013 10 p.m. Dear Diary, I had a strange experience today. While coming back from the market, I stopped at my friends place. As both of us were busy talking, four youngesters came and tried to push a school boy into a car parked nearby. The boy started shouting for help. We heard his shrieks and ran for his help. My friend gave one of the kidnappers a good blow but all the four sat into the car and fled away. I dont know how we got the stength to help that boy. The fear of the kidnappers still sends a shiver down my spine but I feel a deep satisfication that I saved that child from the kidnappers. Poonam Singh (5) Ms. Poonam Singh was born in a rich family in Delhi. She is thirty-five years old and is very beautiful and smart. She got married to a person who is the Director of a company. Her husband is very handsome. She has a school going daughter and lives in a joint family. She is a good daughterin-law as well as daughter and discharges her duties sincerely. She has a versatile personality on one hand, she is a keen reader of the Ramayan and on other had, she loves movies and watches new movie every Friday. Her hobbies are dancing and gardening. She is an all-rounder and seems to be a successful woman in her life. 522, Railway Colony (5) Ghaziabad 27, April 2013 The Editor National Herald New Delhi Subject : Poor water Supply Sir, Through the columns of your reputed newspaper, I wish to draw your attention towards the water supply in our colony. There is a great scarcity of water in our colony. Were supplied water for only

10 | CBSE (CCE) Sample Question Paper, English Communicative X 3-4 hours in the whole day. The pressure of that time is so low that it is very difficult to finish the chores in time. Moreover, sometimes the water supplied is dirty and uncleaned. Most of the times, there is a power-cut also at the same hours when water is supplied which affects us a lot. So, I request the concerned authorities to improve the quality of water supplied in our area and increase the hours of supply so that the residents of our area do not face the problem. Everyone is aware that water is one basic necessity and we cannot do without it. I hope some positive action will be taken by the authorities at the earliest. Thanking you. Yours truly Kunal 6. Agra (6) 17 April 2013 Blood Donation Camp A Blood donation Camp was organized in our school premises on 15 April 2013 to collect units of blood for the charitable hospitals and the needy. Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Manak Bansal arrived with their team at 9a.m. Mr. Naman Singh our chief guest, arrived and inaugurated the camp by donating his blood. Later, many people took active part in it. Students had informed their parents beforehand about it and their enthusistic participation was a sight to behold. The donors were given juice and milk afterwards. As many as 78 units of different blood-groups were collected. The camp lasted till five p.m. Our Principal, teachers and staff also donated their blood. In the end, our Principal thanked the medical team, the participants and others for their co-operation without which the camp would not have been a success. Dr. Manak, through her speech, made people aware about the noble cause of blood-donation. The programme ended at 6 p.m. It was a huge success.

SECTION C : GRAMMAR
7. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) 8. (a) (b) (c) 9. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) 10. (a) (b) (c) 11. (a) (b) (c) (iv) shifted (i) to (ii) the (i) building (ii) were (iii) designing (ii) was a physician and seer who lived in France (ii) famous for his prophecies (ii) it describes events that occurred even centuries after his death. Error Correction says say grown grow a the was is been be require requires The piggy bank was amongst the early ideas towards savings Jesus travelled far and wide teaching people and healing the afflicted Indian temples are a storehouse of the Indian art if he played any games that he never had a chance to play any that every boy in that school had to play some game

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SECTION D : LITERATURE
12. (A) (a) she didnt follow his instructions (b) she followed the frogs instruction and killed herself (c) she died because of the bursting of her vein

(30 marks) (1 3 = 3)

Sample Question Paper (Answers) | 11 (B) (a) The speaker of these words is Ali, the coachman and he is saying these words to the clerk. (b) This money refers to five golden guineas which Ali gave to the clerk. (c) Ali was not feeling well and so felt unable to come a long way to the post office. So he paid five golden guineas to the clerk to hand over Miriams letter even if it had to be at his grave. (1 + 3 = 3) (C) (a) Mrs. Slater speaks these words (b) He knew her real nature and wanted to caution her that when they would face such a situation, it would be still worse. (c) Metaphor. (1 + 3 = 3) 13. (a) Mrs. Packletide became a celebrity after killing a tiger. Her pictures appeared in weekly maganize and paper. Loona refused to look at them as she got jealous of her. (b) The woman is agitated because the mirror shows her the true reflection. She notices her ageing image in it and realizes that she is losing her charm. (c) The play revolves around the father. Fathers are loved by their children, but here he is not dear/truly loved by them as they are more interested in dividing up his belongings and are upset when they are informed that he is getting married and that they will not inherit. The father has not departed, they presume he was dead without checking or calling a doctor. (3 + 3 = 6) 14. Wednesday, (5) 13 June 2013 10:30 pm Dear Diary, I am very happy and excited today as the nurse who was looking after me in the hospital, informed me that I have completely recovered from my illness and now I can go home. I have been in the hospital for many months and was waiting for this day to arrive. But all the credit goes to my younger brothers, Jacopo and Nicola who faced many hardships to pay my medical bills. I really admire their sense of duty which they shared towards me even though they are much younger in age. I have realized the value of having caring siblings. The way they looked after me was amazing. I had never expected to be taken care of so tenderly after my parents death. I really thank God that my brothers love me so much. Ive decided that once Im out in the world , Ill work as a singer and with the earnings will give my brothers a good life. They have suffered a lot. But now I can see a silver lining. May God bless my brothers. Lucia (10 marks) 15. As thirteen years old girl, Anne felt that her friends and family all misunderstood her. Thus, she turned to the diary as a new friend and confided in it, counting on the diary to be the sympathetic, non-judgmental ear she has been unable to find elsewhere. After the Frank family shifted to annexe, Anne felt even more misunderstood. She thought her mother to be cold and callous, and felt that the other adults considered her a nuisance. The diary offered Anne much solace in the annex because she was in need of companionship. Until she befriended Peter. Anne had no one other than her diary with whom she could openly share her fear, anger, sadness, and hope. Anne called the diary Kitty. She considered it as a close friend. Anne frequently turned to her diary for comfort because she never wanted to burden the already overtaxed adults with her own concerns. Thus Anne felt that paper has more patience than people. (5) 16. Anne kept reading something or the other every day to continue her studies. She translated a chapter from La Belle Nivemaise and wrote down the vocabulary words. She used to work on maths problems although she never liked doing maths. She used to translate pages of French grammar and read history also. She had to take Margots help sometimes while doing maths but enjoyed shorthand which she had started by the mid of October. She read The Storm Family, Joopter Heal Hedwig. The Cousin from Breman : The Governess The Green Domino etc. Her

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12 | CBSE (CCE) Sample Question Paper, English Communicative X father also wanted her to start reading books by Hobble and other well-known German writers. By the end of October, 1942 she could read German very well. Sometimes she used to mumble the word instead of reading them silently to herself. Encouraged by fathers example, her mother also pressed her prayer books into Annes hands. She read a few prayers in German from that book also but just to be polite. (5) OR 15. To Helen, Boston was a far away fairy land. She had scarcely arrived at the Perkins Institution for the blind when she began to make friends with the little blind children who received her with great love and enthusiasm. She felt as if she were home in the midst of the children. There was an atmosphere of friendship and camareder at the institution. It delighted her inexpressibly to find that they knew the manual alphabet. She was very happy to talk with other children in humour language. Until then she had been a foreigner speaking through an interpretor. In the school, she felt at home. Though the other children at the institution were blind, they were so happy and contented that she lost all sense of pain in the pleasure of their companionship. (5) 16. Miss Anne Sullivan was Helen instructor as well as teacher. She was sent by the Perkins Institution in Boston to teach Helen. They found her competent enough to begin Helens education and Helen arrived at Helens place in March. After her arrival, Helens life was completely changed. Apart from being a guide and instructor, she was like a mother to Helen. She accompanied her wherever she went. Miss Sullivan had great patience. Sometimes Helen used to throw temper-tantrums but Miss Sullivan always handled her very well. She taught her to communicate by writing the spellings of the words on her hand with her fingers. Helen learnt this art and was able to communicate with others in an effective way when she learnt to write sentences also. Miss Sullivan was a perfect teacher who enjoyed spending her time with Helen. She taught her subjects like Arithmetic, History, Geography, Zoology, Botany etc. in a play way method. Helen never realized that she was being educated during the process of learning. She enjoyed all the lessons with Miss Sullivan. Both Helen and Miss Sullivan had a good time with each other throughout their lives. (5)

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Sample Question Paper 9


SECTION A : READING
1. (a) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (b) (i) (ii) (c) (i) (ii) (a) (iii) (b) (ii) (c) (iii) (d) (i) (e) (iv) (f) (iii) (g) (iii) Tom Sawyer Huck Finn Jo Harper, Ben Rogers, Huck Finn and 2-3 other pirate and robber books. to form a band of robbers secretly that person and his family would be killed ducked hacked livestock an eggs dog bowed a respectful greeting twiddle abccb (15 marks) (1 8 = 8)

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Saturday (3) 16 January, 2013 10 p.m. Dear Diary, It was a wonderful day for me as my teacher praised me a lot in the class. Actually, Bhavesh my friend, had not been attending school as he was suffering from fever. He lagged behind in his studies and was quite upset. I told him not to worry as I would help in catching up all the work he had missed. I took permission from my parents and started devoting one hour in the evening to Bhaveshs studies. At first, I made him finish all the written work then I helped him in his project work and also in solving maths sums. He is a bright student and picked up the pace quickly. I had never thought I would feel so happy after this. A sense of contentment overwhelmed me when Bhavesh caught up with all the work. Next day he told the teacher the efforts I had undergone to help him. The teacher was happy due to the teachers acknowledgement of my efforts. But no, it was not because of that. I was happy as I had helped someone in his times of need. Anirudh (3) Sports Day The eighth annual sport meet of our school was held on 9th and 10th December this year. The playground was cleaned and a big canopy was set up on one side for visitors and on the other side for participants. The students participated with full zeal and zest in more than fifty events which included race, shot put throws, long jump, gymnastics etc. There were some mock events also like sack race, spoon & lemon race etc. The function was presided over by the District Magistrate. He gave away prizes to the winners. The titles of Best Boy and Best Girl were given to Anurag Jadon of XII A and Chhaya of XI C respectively. The sports day ended with a note of thanks from our Principal. The next day was declared holiday. (5) 47, M.G. Road Agra 18 February, 2013 Dear Vishakha, Recently our school took us on an educational trip to Udaipur. Intitally we had no idea what type of trip it would turn into but on reaching there, we realized that the city is worth-visiting. Our

14 | CBSE (CCE) Sample Question Paper, English Communicative X school had arranged special buses. We were forty-seven students in all and ten teachers accompanied us. We visited the City Palace Museum first of all. It is a beautiful place with sparkling white balconies and windows. The throne kept there was majestic and takes one into world of kings and princes. Then we visited the Fatehgarh Sagar lake which is surrounded by hills on three sides. It was a marvellous day. Next we visited the Kumbalgarh fort which was built by Maharaja Kumbha. This beautiful city of Rajasthan made us realize how beautiful and royal the world of kings was. History, which till now was boring for me, seems to have many interesting things stored in it. We enjoyed the trip very much and come back after three days. I can never forget these three days. Pay my regards to Uncle and Aunt. Yours sincerely Vanshika (6) 6. Grading System Good morning to all present here. Today I, Rahul of XE stand before you to share my views for the motion. The grading system will promote healthy competition in a better way. Recently the new pattern of CCE has been introduced which stresses upon the grading system instead of marking system. In my opinion it is a wonderful idea as with the onset of this system, neck to neck competition and the resultant tension has vanished from the students mind. As a result, students are now more confident while appearing for their exams. Nervousness is no where to be found. The present system focuses on the all-round development of a childs personality. it has reduced the stress of board exams and has made the students more relaxed and at ease. Therefore it is a good step towards the holistic development of a child. If a child is consistent and puts in continuous efforts, he/she can attain goods grades. The grading system has brought in several toppers instead of one. In my opinion, this is the best ever decision taken by the board for welfare of students. (6)

SECTION C : GRAMMAR
7. (a) (i) tend (b) (ii) the (c) (iii) their (d) (iv) as (e) (i) by (f) (i) individual 8. (a) (iii) synonyms are needed is located (b) (iii) is noted (c) (ii) are looked up against the number 9. (a) to in (b) love loved (c) play playing (d) his her (e) wasmt/girls werent girl (f) At by 10. Rearrange the sentences Marks 3 : One mark for each correct answer. (a) Talk with the crowds and yet keep your virtue (b) Walk with the kings but dont lose the common touch (c) Then neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you 11. (a) the heat was very intense that year (b) he didnt feel it that way (c) that it was because he was in an air-conditoned office the whole day

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SECTION D : LITERATURE
12. (A) (a) (b) (c) (B) (a) (b)

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the poets friend (1 3 = 3) live forever through this rhyme personification They are referred to the two boys Nicola and Jacopo (1 3 = 3) They joined the resistance movement because they had suffered during the war and so hated the Germans (c) Their sister was suffering from tuberculosis of spine. (C) (a) She is not satisfied with her mourning dress yet (1 3 = 3) (b) She needs a new mourning dress yet as her father has died (c) She is hypocrite, is competitive with her sister and doesnt have any regret of her fathers death. 13. (a) The whole story revolves around the letter, Ali had been waiting for. Again it is the same letter which transforms the postmaster and makes him realize the essential worth of a human letter (b) The mirror has been called a four cornered God as it has a geometrical shape with four corners. It is like God as it is unbiased, impartial, detached and emotionless. (c) According to Mrs. Jordan, her sisters great mistake was that she did not send for the doctor immediately to confirm their fathers death. (3 + 3 = 6) 14. The two sisters in the play lived by double standards. Each of them tried to beat the other. Amelia tried to pinch the bureau before Elizabeths arrival where as Elizabeth was delayed because she wanted to reach there in mourning dress. She was in no hurry to reach her fathers house even after hearing the news of his death. Both of them laid more stress on getting materilaistic gains from Abels death as Amelia wanted to steal the clock where as Elizabeth wanted grandfathers watch. Their hypocrisy reaches its height when at tea, they discuss about newspaper announcement even before confirming his death. But when Abel came down, both of them were shocked. Further they got a terrible blow when their father announced his marriage to Mrs. Shorrocks and the change of his will. (5)

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15. After a call-up notice, it was decided to hide somewhere. So the family started making preparations for it. The girls packed most of their important belongings into a school bag which included curlers, handkerchiefs, schoolbooks, comb, some old letters etc. The very first thing Anne stuck in her schoolbag was her diary which she treated as her friend. Miep, who worked in Ottos company arrived on the evening of July 8, 1942 along with his wife and disappeared with the bags prepared for shifting. The family put on layers of clothes as they could not carry a suitacse full of clothes in the fear of being caught. Anne wore two undershirts, three pieces of underpants, a dress, a skirt, a jacket, a raincoat, two pairs of stockings, heavy shoes, a cap, a scarf and a lot more. This was done only to carry as many clothes as they could. They did not want to leave their cat Moortje behind but could not help but stay goodbye to her. They left a note for the neighbours to take her to her home. Next morning they left that place leaving the stripped beds, the breakfast things on the table just to create an impression that they had left the place in a hurry. (5) 16. Mrs. Van Daan was a friendly, teasing woman. She was a fatalist, egotistical, flirtatious and disagreeable woman. She quarrelled over petty issues and no body in the annexe got along with her. Mrs. Van Daan frequently complained that Anne didnt admire or respect her. She was a timid lady who got frightened at the slightest noise. She didnt behave well with Mrs. Frank, Mr. Dussel and even Peter. She was always ready to pick up a fight on September 2, 1942. She had a quarrel with Mrs. Frank as she had found out that the Franks were using her china instead of their own. She got annoyed with Anne when she broke one of her soup bowls. All these incidents point towards Mr. Van Daan being short-tempered whenever, she picked up a row with anyone it was only Mrs. Van Daan who came out as a winner because she seemed a born debater to Anne. In the later stage of her hiding, she became uncomfortable during her hiding and gave went to her

16 | CBSE (CCE) Sample Question Paper, English Communicative X feeling by frequently hitting others with her speech. Mrs. Van Daan did nor survive the war like all others. (5) OR 15. Winston Churchill called Helen Keller, the greatest woman of our age. In her childhood, she contracted an illness which the doctors described as an acute congestion of the stomach and the brain which could have been scarlet fever or meningitis. The illness left her deaf and blind. The world had become dark and silent for her but then Miss Anne Sullivan entered her life. She taught her how to commuicate. She used to spell words into her hands which later rolled on to sentences. Helen was quick at learning and she learnt everything that was taught to her. The firsr time Helen learnt she was different from others was when she realised that others did not use sign language but talked with their mouths she felt vexed but gradually she learnt how to communicate effectively she used to feel every object and made crude sign to make others understand what she wanted to say. She used to feel the violets and lilies by the sense of smell. The day when there was some hurrying to and from in the house, she could feel that something unusal was a about to happen It was the day when Miss Sullivan came to her house as a teacher and stayed with her till her death. They had a lovely relationship. The summer of 1887 also made her sense of belongigness with the rest of the world grow. She came in contact with nature and felt how beautiful mother nature is. She felt the beauty in the fragrant words, in every blade of grass and realised that birds and flower and she herself were happy peers. She felt the love for birds when she was presented a canary as Christimas gift. She took great care of him but felt a deep sense of pain when a cat pounced upon the canary and ate him up. Her first experience in the ocean also taught her a great deal. In fact, life itself was her guide and she went on the path of life holding Mrs. Sullivans finger gently but boldly. (5) 16. Helen had a little sister. After her birth, Helen felt that she had stopped being her mothers darling. She was filled jealousy for her sister as according to her, it was only due to her, she regarded her as an intruder. Her sister took her place in mothers lap and took all the care of time of her mother which was not acceptable by Helen. One day Helen lost her temper when she found the little girl in her favourite dolls cradle sleeping peacefully. She showed her anger by overturning the cradle. Her mothers timely intrusion helped Nancy from falling. Later this childish jealousy turned into an affectionate relationship. The affection grew into each others hearts and they went hand-in-hand wherever they went. (5)

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Sample Question Paper 10


SECTION A : READING
1. (15 marks) No penalty for spelling, punctuation or grammar mistakes. (1 8 = 8) (a) (i) turn into global fad that continues to spread. (ii) a group of people summoned by e-mail or text message to a designated location at a specific time to perform an indicated action before dispersal. (iii) often used to describe types of young urban middle class adults and older teenagers with interests in non-main stream fashion and culture. (iv) pillow fight, silent group dance and snow ball fight. (b) (i) No show as such, people themselves would become the show. Create something different and funny. (ii) The flash mob at Mumbai mall broke into garba dance impromptu, froze dead for half a minute then opened umbrellas and dispersed. (c) (i) craze, an activity or topic of interest popular for a short period. (ii) that can not be not be under stood or explained. (a) (iii) gratitude (1 7 = 7) (b) (i) blue (c) (i) colours (d) (iii) eat (e) (iii) sleep (f) (ii) aabb (g) (iv) hue

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MESSAGE 27 April 2013 3 p.m. Dear Mom, Saxena auntie rang up to inform you that Ladies Club Womens Day Celebration Programme will be discussed today at 6 p.m. at the Club House. She will come to pick you up around 5.30 p.m. So you must get ready by then. You can also get ready with some programmes to be discussed in the meeting. Rita Nano Recently, Tata Motors has launched a new carin the world of automobiles by the name Nano. It has brought a revolution in the motorworld as it is rear wheel drive and has the engine at its back Nano is the only car having such typeof an engine. This car is economical on fuel and thus people all over are prefering it. Another features which increase it demand is that it is cheap and affordable. It is available in vibrant colours. This car has been made taking into consideration nuclear families as it can afford four people easily. Nano can be seen these days on almost every street. It has made many people happy as they can fulfill their dream of owning a car. (5) Date : 21 Februray, 2013 From : shimona@rokut.com To : suchi@sify.com Dear Suchi, You will be glad to know that I have been selected to participate in National Talent Search Competition. I am quite excited about it. I know it is my love for music and my practice since

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18 | CBSE (CCE) Sample Question Paper, English Communicative X the age of six that has made me reach this stage. Earlier, I had participated in an Inter school Vocal Music Competition. I had tough competition but still came out with flying colours and bagged the first prize. This time also Im hoping to bag the prize. I am quite confident of my ability as my music-teacher had taught me very well and I have command over classical music. All the credit goes to my teacher as well as my parents who supported me. But still in one corner of my mind, I have the fear of not succeeding. My mother keeps telling me to think positive, to have control over this fear. Im practising a lot for the competition. I hope you will also pray and wish for my success. Love Shimona 6. The Role of Students in Removing Illiteracy Good morning to all present. Today, I Anirudh Duggal, of Class X-C stand here in front of you to express my views on the topic. The role of students in removing illiteracy. Friends, we all know that illiteracy is a blot on India. Most of people living in villages are illiterate. The causes are many. To name a few are poverty, lack of opportunities and ignorance. In my opinion education is a must as it enlightens a man and makes him perfect. It helps him to prosper physically, economically and spiritually. Moreever it broadens our outlook towards the world. To overcome this hurdle in the path of knowledge and prosperity we must spare some time in a day to follow the motto Each One Teach One. Governement and non-government organizations should also come up with programmes and campaigns to make people aware of the advantages of literacy. Some incentives like mid-day meals can be provided and other gifts or rewards must be given. We, the students, can do it easily. We can organize some camps in the villages or slum areas or we can start night classes as these people are busy in their work during the day-time. We must unite our hands to make this effort a success and to make our country progress. (6)

SECTION C : GRAMMAR
7. (a) (iv) besides (b) (ii) it (c) (ii) most (d) (i) more (e) (iii) speaking (f) (iv) by 8. (a) (i) is washed

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10. (a) Vaccination eradicated small pox from the face of the earth. (b) It has also lessened the horrors of other childhood diseases like polio and mumps (c) An overall immunity is achieved by vaccination. 11. (a) will be investing $50 million, hire 1000 people (b) has been appointed Chairman of (c) a monk set himself on fire and died

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SECTION D : LITERATURE
12. (A) (a) (b) (c) (B) (a) (b) (c) (C) (a) (b) (c)

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The nightinagle (1 3 = 3) That one should be original Feeling of pride Coachman Ali (1 3 = 3) To the post office in order to check if his daughter has sent him a letter He is determined and doesnt care for physical comforts Amelia, her mother (1 3 = 3) As they are shifting, the bureau containing a locked desk Both Amelia and Henry were in grandfathers room shifting an old-fashioned bureau before Elizabeth and Ben arrived. 13. (a) The two boys, Nicola and Jacopo were very hard working. Fate had never smiled on them. Their home had been destroyed and they lost their father in a bomb-blast. Their sister was suffering from Tuberculosis of the spine. but this did not deter their spirit. They admitted her to near by hospital and ensured that they made the fee payment every week. For this they earned money by hawking newspaper, selling fruits, shining shoes, running errands and what not. Even war did not break their spirit. In a way they fought their fortune and never lost the battle. They were trying their best to come out victorious from this battle. (b) Sylvia Plath presents mirror as a symbol of truth, reality and objectivity. Unlike human beings it is free from any perconception and prejudices, unmisted by emotions of love and hatred. Mirror has compared itself to an eye of a little God, viewing everything in a unbaised and fair manner. It calls itself a lake because like a lake it relfects what is shown to it truthfully. (c) Abel, the grandfather is found dead in the room by Mrs. Slater. She informs her sister and then starts waiting for her to come for the mourning. At that time it strikes her that grandfather things will be divided between the two of them. She loves the grandfathers bureau. So she decided to shift it to her room before the arival of Jordans so that she can tell them that the bureau is theirs and not grandfathers. That way she will be the sole owner of it. (3 + 3 = 6) 14. Today, we had gone to deliver Miriams much awaited letter to him. But unfortunately, the letter was delivered to Alis grave. I am in a position to understand Alis concern and anxiety. My newly awakened fathers heart is reproaching me for having failed to comprehend Alis misery. I have now realised the essential human worth of each letter and will never again view them merely in terms of envelopes and postcards being tortured by remorse. My heart is filled with compassion and regret at having rebuked Ali so much so that I actually visualised seeing Ali enter the post office even though he has been dead for the past three months. I think I will spend the rest of my life repenting my callous attitude at not having understood a persons pain, helplessness and msery. (5)

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15. The Diary of a Young Girl was written at the time of the Second World War. It records the entries to the pitiable conditions of the Jews as they were the most affected by this war. Thousands of Jews were forced to leave their houses and flee to other countries. They were supposed to wear a yellow star, distinguishing them from others. During the war they were dragged out of their houses and were sent to the concentration camps. Many of the Jews went into hiding to escape the clutches of the Germans. The Frank family was also one of those few who went into hiding in a secret annexe. The entries of the sounds of guns, sirens and airplanes continued to create an image of the war scene infront of the readers eyes. Thus the main theme of the novel is the horrors of war faced by the Jews at that time. (5) 16. Otto Frank : Annes father. Otto was a practical and kind man. Anne had a particular kinship with him. He was born on May 12, 1889, into a wealthy Frankfurt family. He was a loving and caring father whom everyone respected. He made a living selling chemical products and provisions until the family was forced into hiding in 1942. The moment he received a call up notice, he started making preparation for a secret hiding after discussing it with a few people. He always

20 | CBSE (CCE) Sample Question Paper, English Communicative X planned well before jumping into a situation. Shifting to the secret annexe is a good example of his plan. He took a quick action and promptly followed it. Before leaving, he even left a note for his landlord to take good care of his cat. (5) OR 15. Helen Keller was only seven years old. One morning she was so allured by the beauty of her garden that she stayed there along with her teacher. As weather was fine and the atmosphere was pleasant so they decided to take their lunch in the garden. Keller scrambled a tree and set there comfortably. Miss Sullivan went to fetch lunch. Suddenly a change passed over the garden. The sky was overcast with clouds and all the suns warmth left the air. It was indication of the blowing of thunder strom. Which came true. The thunder storm enveloped the garden. The tree swayed and strained so Keller was frightened to death. (5) 16. Helen was a great woman who lost her sight and hearing when she was a child. The beautiful bright world became dark and dull. It took her some time to realize that she was different from others as she felt that others did not communicate like her. There was movement of their lips when they communicated. At first she became impatient. She threw temper tantrums at times but gradually realized that there was another way to come out of the dark and silent way. it was to be done with the help of her feelings of the heart and touch; Miss Anne Sullivan, her teacher, helped her a lot in adjusting to the new dark world. She taught her everything right from words to sentences. Miss Sullivan sometimes had to face problems while teaching the abstract nouns like love but with her patience, she handled Helen, the child and made her learn such words. Once Helen had done swimmming when she was at Brewstor. She was enjoying the feel of water when suddenly her foot struck against a rock and she felt herself drowning. All her efforts to save herself went in vain. But somehow, the water threw her back on the shore and she was saved. She took some time to recover and then again went to sit on a big rock and felt the ocean water. This incident didnt defer her courage. It another instance, she had almost jumped down a big tree when there was heavy rain and she got terrified. She took some time to gather her courage but she climbed another tree. Thus we can say that she had a great strength and courage which helped her come out of her dark and silent world. (5)

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