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S&.$I/N 0# () The School )rincipal is responsible for the safe custody of the question paper or any other 16 "ar4s) $ducation in connection &ith school material sent by the "entral (7eading #oard of' Secondary 1. 7ead the following passage and answer the questions that follows : based SA-I, September-2012, in any form includin% the print-outs, compact-disc or any If there is a perfect mountain !alley in the &orld, it is certainly the ma%nificent other electronic form. 2alley of 3ashmir. It is surrounded by sno& capped lofty mountains &hich ma4e it a land of sprin%s and beautiful la4es. It is 56 miles lon% and 20-27 miles *) &ide Any and !iolation of the terms andabo!e conditions mentioned abo!e may result in the action 7(17 feet ' 1820 4ms) sea le!el. It is &ell &atered and fertile. criminal or ci!il under the applicable la&s+byela&s a%ainst the offenders+defaulters. -i!er 9helum is its lifeline and most of the population of 3ashmir li!es on its ban4s. :or the last hundreds years the beauty of 3ashmir has held !isitors spell bound. ;u%hal emperors &ere so much enamoured of its beauty that they built ma%nificent %ardens around many sprin%s or on the slopes of mountains touchin% the ed%e of 0al 1a4e. $mperor 9ahan%ir is reported to ha!e said <If there s paradise on earth, it is here <. The 3ashmir !alley has a feminine charm of Please ensure that these instructions are not printed with the question its o&n = the beauty of mountains , la4es and the hill slopes ma4es the !alley an paper being administered to the examinees. ideal place for %ardenin%. .hene!er a hill came slopin% do&n %ently touchin% a &ater reser!oir li4e a la4e, a %arden &as laid out. The %eneral features of mu%hal %ardens are that they are laid out on terraces on the slope of a hill and there is a &ater channel in the middle of the %arden, the &ater of &hich flo&s do&n from one terrace to another ma4in% brilliant cascades. These %ardens are full of brilliant flo&ers of !arie%ated colours and the spray of &ater fallin% from the fountains in the &ater channel protects the !isitors from the heat of the day. Srina%ar, the chief city of the !alley and the summer capital of the state of 9ammu and 3ashmir , lies on the ban4s of ri!er 9helum = the ri!er is spanned by nine brid%es, &hich add to the picturesqueness of the city. /enerally spea4in%, houses are situated either on the 9helum or on the canals &ith &hich the city is intersected= but many of the modern buildin%s do not ha!e the &ater front. The chief attraction of the city is the 0al 1a4e. "lear reflection of the mountain and the s4y in its calm &aters is !ery charmin%. The la4e is connected &ith ri!er 9helum by a canal &hich also &ith its ma%nificent trees and &ater birds presents a deli%htful !ie&. "ruisin% in the la4e in a shi4ara 'a decorated small boat &ith a canopy and cushions) is !ery en>oyable = it also %i!es a peep into the life of the people dependin% on the la4e. To spend a fe& days in a houseboat %lidin% smoothly on the surface of the la4e is also recommended.
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)(a) . It &as cold. I as4ed . At that moment . The author &as apprehensi!e &hen a man approached her as . Bo& I &as really scared. #nswer the following questions. &as no&here in si%ht. his face &as poc4 mar4ed and his eyes loo4ed bloodshot. Cha!in% put our lu%%a%e in the car. 1ea!in% 1a!anya and me &ith the man.anas. . my innocent baby had accepted him. 'a) . The man pic4ed up our ba%s and &al4ed to&ards the cars par4.y husband.ho is reported to ha!e said that 3ashmir is a paradise on earth@ 'd) . 'a) the money offered &as less 'b) he &as not a porter 'c) he sensed the &oman s fears and &anted to help her 'd) the baby had come to him (. "omin% up to me .hat is a <Shi4ara @ 3.hat is the chief attraction of Srina%ar @ 'b) . &ho &as to recei!e us . Ae %a!e a playful smile and held out his arms. I thou%ht she d start cryin% and held her closer. I didn t 4no& &hat to say.u%hal %ardens are 'i) --------------'ii) --------------'c) . :ind words from the passage which mean the same as the following. he mumbled that thou%h e!eryone &as scared of him. e!en before I reached out to ta4e 1a!anya bac4. .hat if he ran a&ay &ith my baby @ Ae must ha!e sensed my fear and . . Ais eyes had tears in them. < /od bless you D < and &al4ed a&ay. a burly man approached us and offered to carry our ba%s. 9ust then 1a!anya . Turnin% around .anas. As &e follo&ed him. a&o4e and turned to loo4 at the porter. Soon the platform became deserted. the man refused to ta4e payment from us. he handed her to me. my father returned &ith . he placed his hand on my baby s head for a moment as if to say .hoose the correct option to answer each question : 1. Then. 7ead the following passage carefull8 : #y the time our delayed train reached and I disembar4ed &ith my father and baby 1a!anya. my father &ent to loo4 for . it &as &ell past midni%ht. and thou%h I &as &ary. Ae &asn t &earin% the usual porter s red shirt and ta% . 'a) %rand 'b) &aterfalls ).1. /n the basis of 8our reading of the passage( complete the following statements : 'a) 9helum is called the lifeline of 3ashmir !alley because?????????? 'b) T&o %eneral features of . &ho had been sleepin% in my arms.anas . my father decided to hire him. Ae &as bi% hairy.hy &as the 0al la4e chosen by the . The man refused payment because . #ut. The man handed the baby bac4 to the lady as . dar4 and fo%%y. 'a) he &as scary loo4in% 'b) her father &as not &ith her 'c) he &as drun4 and had bloodshot eyes 'd) her husband &as no&here in si%ht 2. I too4 a closer loo4 at the man and felt apprehensi!e. 'a) he feared the baby &ould start cryin% 'b) she reached out for the baby )a%e 3 of
.anas to pay him a little e tra. #ut she smiled bac4 and t&isted herself out of my arms into his.u%hals for %ardenin% @ ).
'c) he realiEed that she &as scared 'd) his eyes had suddenly filled up &ith tears *. This incident made the author realiEe that one should . . The club has decided to or%aniEe a tour to !isit places of historical importance in 9aipur. G . )a%e 9 of
. 'a) appreciati!e 'b) fearful 'c) happy 'd) sad ) (b) :ind words from the passage which mean the same as 'i) %et off 'ii) spea4 unclearly S&. an en!ironment supporter. Fou happened to see the follo&in% lines in a ne&spaper.mail to the editor of a local daily hi%hli%htin% the problem. . <Apprehensi!e means . Also su%%est concrete steps to deal &ith the menace.
Fou are -ohit. 3. It is time no& to a&a4en in each one of us the respect and attention our belo!ed mother deser!esH. orphana%e run by the . 'a) not be scared of stran%ers 'b) only ta4e the ser!ices of a re%ular porter 'c) not allo& stran%ers to handle their children 'd) not >ud%e people by their appearance 7. Fou may use the follo&in% clues.
6. Fou ha!e come across many incidents of ra%%in% in educational institutions. (<riting ' )* "ar4s) Fou are the secretary of the G"ultural "lubH of your school.$I/N ' .rite an e.rite a notice in about 70 &ords informin% students about the tour. in our comfortable little &ays.issionaries of "harity mo!ed by the si%ht of children bet&een the a%es of 1 and fi!e years li!in% in the orphana%e most of the children abandoned by un&ed mothers and poor parents children &ell loo4ed after I &ell fed and cleanly dressed airy rooms and clean surroundin%s %reatly touched by the dedication and commitment of sisters and nuns %enerous donations by people.e all mourn and %roan about the loss of the quality of life throu%h the destruction of our ecolo%y .
Fou are -eshma . and yet each one of us .
/i!e a brief description of the orphana%e you ha!e recently !isited '100 &ords). /i!e all the rele!ant details. contributes daily to that destruction. says. $d Anser . 3
Sapna . 0id you !isit the boo4 fair in "amel Street @ Sapna .$I/N 0 . Are there 'b) ?????????? Beha . Jne day he &as !ery upset 'f) ?????????? see one of his trees cut do&n. . @. Sapna . Ae &ould bend 'b) ?????????? 4iss the trees lo!in%ly and &hisper 4ind &ords to 'c) ?????????? This &as 'd) ?????????? odd but beautiful si%ht. 0id you @ Beha . #ut I %uess it &ill %o on for a month.. Bo. Then I must !isit it soon. 'a) 'i) I &ill 'ii) I did 'iii) I 'i!) ..hoose the best word from the gi5en options to complete the following passage : A doctor had the habit of tal4in% to the trees 'a) ?????????? the roadside as he too4 his &al4s in the e!enin%. There are boo4s for all a%e %roups.rite an article for the school ma%aEine titled =Sa!e the )lanet $arth . 'a) ?????????? Sapna . Fes . It &as indeed 'e) ?????????? noble act in this &ic4ed &orld.rite the article in about 170 &ords. 'a) the+there+numberless+are+s4y+stars+in 'b) &e can t+do %lo&+stars+the day+durin%+but+see them 'c) too bri%ht+is because+far+this+of the sun+the li%ht+is
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7earrange the following words and phrases to form meaningful sentences.ill I 'b) 'i) any boo4s for %ro&n up people 'ii) no any boo4s for %ro&n up people 'iii) fe& boo4s for %ro&n up people 'i!) much boo4s for %ro&n up people 'c) 'i) ho& lon% &ill the fair %o on 'ii) ho& lon% &ould the fair %o on 'iii) ho& lon% the fair &ill %o on 'i!) ho& lon% the fair %oes on. .omplete the following dialog b8 choosing the correct options Beha . This nature lo!er &as so upset that he collapsed on the spot surprisin% the passers by. Any idea 'c) ?????????? @ Beha . (+rammar ' 16 "ar4s) . . I m not sure.
hat does the phrase G brimmin% ri!erH mean @ (. #nswer an8 two of the following questions in about 3*09* words each : 1. ho& about 'a) ????????? at my place @ . .e are &ell I off. 1. As a reader of <The #roo4 you feel the music created by the &ords used in it. but &hat use is money &hen I cannot be independent @ 1. -eema. 2.. Fes. Till last by )hilip s farm I flo& To >oin the brimmin% ri!er.. I ll as4 my mother to call your parents this e!enin%. 7ead the con5ersation gi5en below and complete the paragraph that follows.iterature ' 3* "ar4s) 1). $here is one error in each of the lines.hen did the spea4er feel so !ery < dependent and helpless @ (. but I <ll ha!e to see4 my parents permission to stay o!erni%ht. $he following passage has not been edited. S&. . <rite the incorrect word and the correction in 8our answer sheet as gi5en below. ) . #ut I %o on for e!er. The paintin% 'd) ----------------------liEard cra&l painfully o!er 'e) ----------------------the hot roc4 on search 'f) ----------------------of a shady cre!ice. . Fou &ould ha!e to peel potatoes one minute and ma4e an omelet the ne t.'c) ????????? @ . quite easy. . 1. .ho is the spea4er of these lines here @ 2.. . . Fou &rite a diary pa%e appreciatin% the musical side of the poem. I don t thin4 they re %oin% out toni%ht. . . ) . :or men may come and men may %o . 'b) ????????? e!enin% @ . .hat is <it in it s really money for nothin% @ (. 7emember to underline the word 8ou ha5e supplied.It s really money for nothin%. ) . ) . . .ho is the spea4er of these lines @ 2.1*.. The e haust earth %roaned e% ehaust .here is )hilip s farm situated @ 2.e hausted and qui!ered under a %lare 'a) ----------------------of the sun.. That sounds lo!ely. I felt so !ery dependent and helpless. 11. . . Bo. I ha!en t %ot special plans. spirals in heat 'b) ----------------------rose from the %round on if 'c) ----------------------from molten la!a.e ll ha!e a %reat time. 7ead the extracts gi5en below and answer the following questions #.hat poetic de!ice is used here @ #.rite a character s4etch of Aooper @
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.hat are you doin% this &ee4end.rite that diary pa%e about the musical effect created by the &ords. Jn sunday.$I/N 0 A (. #y < independent the spea4er here means. . I ha!en t but I hear it s a lo!ely place.hat &ould be the payment for coo4in% @ 13. 0addy s ta4in% us to 2edanthan%al.
16.(.hy is 9erome so critical of &eather forecasts @ 0o*o0 6 6
. 0escribe /ulli!er s life on the island 1illiput @ /ulli!er s life in #robdin%na% &ould ha!e been !ery difficult &ithout /lumdalclitch. $laborate. 0oes the spea4er seem happy about his decision @ ' The -oad Bot Ta4en ) /7 . 0o you a%ree &ith 9erome s obser!ation that he '9erome) &as a hospital in himself @ .hat made the narrator s %randmother identify herself &ith the old lady of the no!el 3ashi Fatre @ 6
#ttempt either Part (a) or Part (b) Part (a)
16. . 1=.hy is /aston not interested in buyin% the !illa in the be%innin% @ 19. #nswer an8 one of the following questions in 16* words. 1=.