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10th English - Study Material

MINIMUM LEVEL STUDY MATERIAL
(2012-13) 

ENGLISH
Govt. of Tamil Nadu Department of School Education

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10th English - Study Material

X std. English I paper
Marks 100

X std. English II paper

Duration 2.30 hrs

SECTION I (VOCABULARY: 20 Marks)

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5 1. (i-v) Filling Phrase (book-98)

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2. (i-v) Identifying Characters

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3. (a-e) Matching (book-98)

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4. (i-v) Multiple choice (book-19, 66)

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5. (i-v) Comprehension (book-123)

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6. (i-v) Mind map (book-44,76)

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7. (a/b/c) Paragraph

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Part II (Any 10 of the following) 10/12
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3. Abbreviations/Acronyms (book-28,29)
4. Homophones (book-6)
5. American English words (book-26,27)
6. Compound words (book-130,131)
7. Giving plurals (book-104,105,106)
8. Prefix & suffix (book-31,150,151)
9. Phrasal verbs (book-53)
10. Syllabification (book-29)
11. Identify the correct word (book-74)
12. Make sentence using a word (book-6,151)
13. Noun / Verb forms - Reframing sent.
14. Find the sent. which convey same meaning

SECTION II (GRAMMAR: 25 Marks)
Part I. Respond to the following
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15. If clause fill up(book-77,78,79,172)
16. Sentence pattern (book-133,134,135,172)
17. Question tag (book-10,11,176)
18. Degrees of comparison fill up (book-83 )
19. Find the sent. which convey same meaning
20. Supplying suitable phrase (book-170)
21. Infinitive or Gerund (book-28,29,30,31)
22. Prepositional phrase (book-53)
23. Articles (book-170)
24. Prepositions (book-112,170)

Part II. Transformation

any one 1/3

Section II (Language Functions: 15marks)
8. Note Making & Summarizing 5 + 5 = 10
9. Completing Dialogues(models book-156,172) 5

Section III (CommunicationSkills:15marks)
10. Writing dialogue (Book-14,159,161,164)

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11. Letter Writing (book-36,86,136,164)

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12. (a or b) Advertisement (book-60) 1/2

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5 x 2 = 10

25. Combining sentences (book-54,55,56,111)
26. Active voice , passive voice (book-110,111)
27. Direct & Indirect speech (book-6,7,8,173,174)
28. Combining sentences using ‘if’(book-77,78,79,172)
29. Degrees of comparison

Part III. 30. Punctuation (book-175)

Duration 2.30 hrs

Section I (Supplementary Reading:35 marks)

Part I.

1. (i to v) Synonyms (book-5,52,72 )
2. (i to v) Antonyms (book-6,54,73,151 )

Marks 100

1 x5= 5

Section IV (Expansion of ideas: 35 marks)
13. (a-e) Expanding Headlines (book-107)5x1=5
14. (i-v) Non-verbal -charts(book-38,90,160) 5
15. (a or b) Developing Hints

SECTION III (PROSE: 15 Marks)
Part I. (31 to 37). Book Questions (5/7) 5x2 = 10
Part II. 38. (a or b or c) Paragraph ( 1/3) 1x 5 = 5

16. (a to e) Matching slogans

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5x1=

17. Road map (book-139)

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SECTION IV (POETRY: 20 Marks)
18. (i-v) Paraphrasing poem
Part I. 39 (a or b) Memory Poem
(1/2)1x5= 5
Part II (40 to 43). Poem Comprehension 5x1= 5 19. (a) Translation (or)
Part III (44 to 48). Appreciation Questions5x1= 5
(b) Expressing views on picture
Part IV 49 (a or b or c) Paragraph (1/ 3 ) 1x5= 5

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SECTION V (Language Functions: 20 Marks)
50. (a to e) Comprehension
5x2=10
51. (a to e) Error spot (book-111,171)
5x1= 5
52. (a to e) Picture Comprehension
5x1= 5

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10th English - Study Material

English I Paper
SECTION I (VOCABULARY: 20 Marks)
Part-I
Qn No.1: Synonyms

Choose the appropriate synonym of the underlined word: ogiMg<gh<hm<m! hk<kqbqz<!
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Ogicmh<hm<M! -Vg<Gl<! yu<ouiV! uiIk<jkg<Gl<! nf<k! uiv<kj
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< kjb! ogiMg<gh<hm<m! okiGh<hqzqVf<K! wMk<K! wPkOu{<Ml<! -kx<G! -Ok! upqgim<c! F~zqz<!
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Exercise-1(April-2012)
A popular (i) film star driving his car rashly at the top speed was chased by the police,
captured (ii) and put in jail. His fans felt that this act of the police was invidious (iii) and
went on a riot breaking up shop windows and attacking buses in an act of brutality (iv)
seldom (v) had the city seen such violence.
i) a) famous
b) unpopular
c) happy
d) gentle
ii) a) released
b) arrested
c) arrived
d) returned
iii) a) pleasant
b) fair
c) unjust
d) reasonable
iv) a) gentleness
b) kindness
c) perfection
d) cruelty
v) a) always
b) rarely
c) later
d) often
Exercise – 2 (Model-2012)
Even as a child Bharat had enjoyed playing with bricks. He would place one on top of
the other and make a soaring (i) tower. He liked to help the workers when they renovated(ii)
a house on his street and would try to figure out(iii) the plan of the house. Now as a man, he
runs his own construction company and is involved in the exacting (iv) work of building
offices and guest houses for large international companies. These companies are convinced
that his accomplishment (v) is the best that is available in the city.
i) a) wounding
b) rising
c) increasing
d) flying
ii) a) repaired
b) constructed
c) decorated
d) destroyed
iii) a) calculate
b) understand
c) guess
d) decide
iv) a) tiring
b) perfect
c) accurate
d) challenging
v) a) skill
b) achievement
c) establishment
d) work
Exercise – 3 (June-2012)
The source of all water on earth is rain. Rain spatters the earth and fills ponds, lakes and
rivers. The rainfall we receive is sufficient (i) to meet our water needs, provide food security
and eradicate (ii) rural poverty. Climate changes and diminishing (iii) water supplies could
reduce cereal yields. In summer the temperature in north India soars past (iv) 105°F. Life in
cities like Delhi is difficult because of the scarcity of water. More than two thirds of this
city’s water is drawn from the rivers fed by Himalayan ice. If that ice disappears (v) there
will be an exodus because of lack of water.
i) a) eminent
b) efficient
c) adequate
d) scarce
ii) a) wipe out
b) dismiss
c) review
d) dismiss
iii) a) receding
b) disappearing
c) increasing
d) decreasing
iv) a) runs forward b) grows over
c) increases to
d) flies high
v) a) follows
b) vanishes
c) reduces
d) leaves
Answers:
Qn
I
ii
iii
iv
v
Famous
Arrested
Unjust
Cruelty
Rarely
Ex 1
Rising
Repaired
Understand Challenging
Achievement
Ex 2
Adequate
Wipe out
Decreasing Increases to
Vanishes
Ex 3
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harmony and contentment with one another. It will be a great tragedy (v) if our future generations have nothing of our past to admire.com Page-4 . i) a) many b) no c) insignificant d) few ii) a) humanness b) dignity c) generosity d) kindness iii) a) involved b) considerate c) spiritual d) respectful iv) a) joy b) indifference c) calmness d) bravery v) a) deprived b) empowered c) abandoned d) incapable www. But are we really a privileged lot? Do we not tremble in panic (iv) every time we hear of a bomb blast in a public place and are we not deeply worried when we hear of kidnappings and murders for material gain? We will.10th English . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Word Glum Fanatic Profound Discharged Indispensible Reverent Rumor Panic Erupt Coarse Pursuit Diligence Fascinating Overcome Scramble - Synonym sullen enthusiastic Strong feeling Carried out essential respectful false story fear suddenly happen rough chase steady effort very interesting conquer struggle No.1 (Apr2012) It is piteous (i) that people of our country do not have reverence (ii) for ancient (iii) monuments.Study Material Important Synonyms: No. a privileged (v) generation only if all of us make a meaningful attempt to respect human life and aim at living in peace. i) a) pathetic b) joyous c) patient d) anxious ii) a) respect b) esteem c) reference d) disrespect iii) a) old b) modern c) new d) outdated iv) a) brighten b) dull c) clean d) dim v) a) comedy b) sadness c) victory d) seriousness Exercise – 2 (Model-2012) Besides the two World wars. However.2: Antonyms Choose the appropriate antonym of the underlined word: ogiMg<gh<hm<m! hk<kqbqz<! Ogicmh<hm<M! -Vg<Gl<! yu<ouiV! uiIk<jkg<Gl<! nf<k! uiv<kj < kg<G! wkqvie! nv<kk < l<! ogi{<m! uiv<kj < kjb! ogiMg<gh<hm<m! okiGh<hqzqVf<K! wMk<K! wPkOu{< hGkqbqz<! wPkOu{<Ml</! -kx<G! -Ok! upqgim<c! F~zqz<! dt<t! him)Prose) him) dt<t!Antonyms! !hGkqjb!fe<G!hck<Kg<!ogit<tUl</ ! Exercise . without fear and without ill-will or hatred towards anyone. They dirty (iv) the place by scribbling on the walls and spitting beetle juice on the structures. the 20th century saw several (i) regional wars which were full of brutality (ii) with an irreverent (iii) attitude towards life in general. with the world economy having improved in the 21st century we tend to feel we are living now as a privileged generation with more comfort and less wars.kalvisolai. and can be. 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Word Alms Forlorn Earnestness Redress Fanned out Yields Denied Exceptional Restricted Valour Tortured Penalized Staunch Scantily Magnanimous - Synonym offerings forsaken seriousness compensation Spread out produce refused unusual limited bravery made to suffer punished steadfast insufficiently splendid Qn No.

But there are certain (i) responsibilities assigned to students which must be well discharged by them.kalvisolai. Both are indispensable (iv).com Page-5 .II Question No. Success in life depends more on character than on knowledge gained in studenthood. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Word Eagerly Rare Cursed Whole Soaring Diminishing Certainly Slavery Exceptional Particular Artificial Invisible Native Famous Proud 2 Disrespect Kindness Just 3 Modern Respectful Similarities Antonym X indifferently X Common X blessed X part X falling X increasing X doubtfully X freedom X usual X general X natural X noticeable X foreigner X unpopular X humble No.3: (Abbreviation-book 28) ogiMg<gh<hm<m! SVg<gk<kqx<G! ogiMg<ghm<m! uqvqUgtqzqVf<K! svqbiejk! Okv<fo < kMk<K! wPkOu{<Ml<! Exercises 1. The common expansion of CCTV is……… (Model-2012) a) Charged channel television b) Closed channel television c) Closed-circuit television * d) Checked-circuit television www. 2. It is an invidious (ii) thing to look at the differences (iii) between comparative values of knowledge and character. i) ii) iii) iv) v) a) definite b) special c) indefinite d) several a) generous b) invisible c) unfair d) just a) contrast b) compare c) similarities d) distract a) compulsory b) necessary c) dispensable d) essential a) indifference b) irreverence c) respect d) honour Answers: Qn 1 Joyous Ex 1 Few Ex 2 Ex 3 Indefinite No.10th English .Study Material Exercise – 3 (June-2012) The life of student is a sheltered life. Obedience to parents and reverence(v) for teachers are two of the most essential conditions necessary for acquiring knowledge. Which of the following is the right expansion of RRB? (Apr2012) a) Rails and Reservation Board b) Record and Revenue Bank c) Railway Recruitment Board * d) Roadways and Railways Bureau. 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 4 Clean Calmness Dispensable Word ragged coarse public remember foreign Wide denied opulence patronised ascended Fascinating Renovated Modern Construction Several 5 Comedy Deprived Irreverence Antonym X tidy X smooth X private X forget X native X narrow X accepted X poverty X discouraged X dethroned X uninteresting X damaged X ancient X destruction X few Part .

4: Homophones(book . I don’t.Study Material 3. 3. 5. day on earth is measured by the …… (hour.6) yOv! likqvqbie! ds<svqh<H! ogi{<m! -V! osix<gtqz<! wf<k! osiz<! dt<t! uig<gqbl<! svqObi! nkje!g{<Mhqck<K!wPkUl</! 2/!a) We can’t hear your voice. 2.. The colour of the hair is the same as that of the hare. The colour of the …… is the same as that of the …… (hare.10th English .kalvisolai. selling his house (by. our) 6.com Page-6 . know) (June-2012) 4. a) We will set sail for Japan next week. Our day on earth is measured by the hour.. a flat …. He wants to buy a flat by selling his house www. Do you …… the answer? ……. 4. (Apr-2012) 2. We will set sail for Japan next week.. (no. hair) 5. b) We will set sale for Japan next week. We can’t hear your voice.. …. (Model-2012) 3. b) We can’t here your voice. The common expansion of RAM is………(June-2012) a) Read Only Memory b) Read Access Memory c) Rapid Accurate Memory d) Random Access Memory * No Abbreviation Expansion 1 PA Personal Assistant 2 PS Personal Secretary 3 CA Chartered Accountant 4 ATM Automated Teller Machine 5 IAS Indian Administrative Service 6 SR Southern Railways 7 MNC Multi-National Company 8 UNO United Nations Organization 9 BPO Business Process Outsourcing 10 SBI State Bank of India 11 IOB Indian Overseas Bank 12 RBI Reserve Bank of India 13 RRB Railway Recruitment Board 14 CAT Common Aptitude Test 15 NGO Non-Governmental Organization 16 RAM Random Access Memory 17 ROM Read Only Memory 18 CPU Central Processing Unit 19 AIR All India Radio 20 CCTV Closed Circuit Television 21 RTE Right To Education 22 SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test 23 TAFE Tractor and Farming Equipment 24 TANSI TAmil Nadu Small-scale Industry 25 UNESCO United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation 26 AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome 27 ILO International Labour Organisation 28 UFO Unidentified Flying Object 29 SSC Staff Selection Commission 30 SSLC Secondary School Leaving Certificate Question No. buy) Ans: 1. He wants to …. 6. Do you Know the answer? No. I don’t.

5. Child hood No 1 2 3 4 5 www.garbage can/ trash can 4.6: (Compound words – book 130) -V!OuX!osix<gt<!-j{f<K!Hkqb!osiz<jzg<!ogiMk<kiz<!nK!compound word! NGl<!w/gi: play!.10th English . Cutting – clipping No. jam –jelly 2. If you take the lift to the tenth floor you will find the office. Car park 3. My father bought me a torch light. Sarala wants to collect the paper cutting.(June-2012) 4.Study Material 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Hair )Lc*! Know )okvqBl<* Hear )Ogt<* Our )wr<gTjmb* Buy )uir<G* Sail )hb{l<osb<* Meet )sf<kqh<H* Some )sqz* Price )uqjz* See )hiv<* Prey )-jv* Desert )hijzuel<* Principal )Lkz<uv<* Quiet )njlkq* Week )uivl<* Hare )Lbz<* No )-z<jz* Here )-r<Og* Hour )l{q* By )Nz<* Sale )uqx<XuqM* Meat )-jxs<sq* Sum )%Mkz<* Prize )hvqS* Sea )gmz<* Pray )-jxu{g<gl<* Dessert )hibisl<* Principle )ogit<jg* Quite )LPjl* Weak )hzlqpf<k* Question No.com Word-1 Air Hand Over Child Safe word-2 port written load hood guard Compound word Airport Handwritten Overload Childhood Safeguard Page-7 . lift – elevator/escalator 3.Which of the words given below can be placed after the word child to form a compound word? a) Ship b) hood c) law d) game (June-2012) Ans: 1.5: (American English-book 26) ogiMg<gh<hm<m!nz<zK!Ogicmh<hm<m!uiv<kj < kg<Gh<!ohiVk<klie!nolvqg<g!Nr<gqz! uiv<kj < kjb!wPk!Ou{<Ml<! 1.kalvisolai. Throw the waste in to the dustbin.!uqjtbiM ground – kjv! !playground – uqjtbim<M!jlkiel< 1. torch light – flashlight 5. (Apr-2012) 2. Which of the words given below can be placed after the word car to form a compound word? a)street b)park c)house d)top (Model-2012) 3. Ans: 1. Which of the words given below can be placed after the word moon to form a compound word? a) bed b) light c) hood d) port (Apr-2012) 2. moon light 2. Children like Jam. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 British English American English Fellow Film Blind Chips Bonnet Goods train Interval Guy movie Window shade French fries hood Freight train Intermission 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Jug Cot Washbasin Windscreen Tap Sweet Cupboard Flat Pitcher crib Sink Windshield Faucet Candy Closet Apartment Question No.(Model-2012) 3. Dustbin.

child – children. means.10th English . cattle. deer. . Matrix – matrices )lx<xhc!ohiKuig!plural-Ng!lix<Xl<!OhiK!noun-dme<‘s.z<!Lcf<kiz<!nkx<G!hkqzig a!we!lix<xq!wPK/!Ex.Study Material 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Type Soft Walking Fast Water Cricket Head Wind Eye Car River Time Land Bath Black write ware stick food fall ground light screen brow park bed Table Mark Soap Board Typewrite Software Walking stick Fast food Waterfall Cricket ground Head light Wind screen Eye brow Car park River bed Timetable Landmark Bath soap Black board Question No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2 – foci Singular Axis Analysis Medium Stratum Alumna Formula Radius Syllabus Goose Tooth TIPS Singular Plural is es Um a a ae us i oo ee ix ices 3.What is the plural form of the word ‘medium’? (June-2012) a) mediums b) media c) mediae Ans: 1 – loci No.7: (Giving Plurals – book 104) yVjlbig!ogiMg<gh<hMujk!he<jlbig!lix<XuOk!-f<k!hbqx<sqbiGl</ 1. um!. oo -uf<kiz<!nkx<G!hkqzig ee!we!lix<xq!wPK!Ex. species. What is the plural form of the word ‘locus’?(Model-2012) a) locuses b) loci c) locae 3. crisis – crises. plural!ye<Ox! 3. woman – women. man – men. Tooth – teeth x -uf<kiz<!nkx<G!hkqzig ces!we!lix<xq!wPK!Ex. Medium – Media. swine!Ngqbux<Xg<G!singular. aircraft. news. What is the plural form of ‘focus’? (Apr-2012) a) focuses b) focus’ c) foci 2.z<!Lcf<kiz<!nkx<G!hkqzig es!we!lix<xq!wPK/!Ex.kalvisolai. a!. us!. formula – formulae. www.z<!Lcf<kiz<!nkx<G!hkqzig i!we!lix<xq!wPK/!Ex. plural!ye<Ox/! 2.com Page-8 .media Plural Axes Analyses media strata alumnae formulae radii syllabi geese teeth 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Matrix vertex boy Buffalo butterfly child woman knife spectacles furniture matrices vertices boys Buffaloes butterflies children women knives spectacles furniture fqjeuqz<!jug<g:! is!. locus – loci. . premises.z<!Lcf<kiz<!nkx<G!hkqzig ae!we!lix<xq!wPK/!Ex. spectacles. sheep. es’!Osv<gg < !Ou{<Ml<*! ! uqkquqzg<Ggt<! 1. corps –Ngqbux<Xg<G!singular.

a. ance… … nu<uiX!Osv<hh < ke<!&zl<!Hkqb!uiv<kj < kgjt!dVuig<g!Ou{<Ml! 1. pre … … ogiMg<gh<hm<m!uivk<jkg<G!hqe<eiz<!sqX!njsgjt!Osv<hh < K Suffix!NGl<!Ex.taken for his mother.kalvisolai. ous. Even a small help is an act of kind………. invisible PREFIX Root word Vision Secure Noble Quenchable Standard Power Violet Tension Form Load 2. (Model-2012) a) un… b) en… c) mis… d) dis… 3. Get on Phrasal verbs Put up with Look up Looked into Put off Take after Look after www. (Prefix & Suffix – book 31. She was …. Students should know how to have a friendly relationship with their class. Untidy Some Prefixes: un. ment.10th English . im. in. mis. (Model-2012) a) look upon b) look up to c) look up d) look at 3.mistaken New word Envision Insecure Ignoble Unquenchable Substandard Empower Ultraviolet Hypertension Transform Overload 3. I will search the dictionary for the meaning of this word. a) – ness b) – our c) – ship d) – ment Answers: Prefix En In Ig Un Sub Em Ultra Hyper Trans Over 1.. Cricketer Some suffixes: able.8.9. (Apr2012) a) put off b) put forward c) put up with d) put out 2. a) in… b) dis… c) im… d) il… (Apr2012) 2.visible lives. I can’t tolerate your laziness..put up with 1 2 3 4 5 6 2 – look up 3.150) Add Prefix/suffix to the highlighted words ogiMg<gh<hm<m!uivk<jkg<G!Le<eiz<!sqX!njsgjt!Osv<hh < K Prefix!NGl<!Ex.com Meaning in English Tolerate Search Examine postpone resemble Take care of Meaning in tamil ohiXk<K!ogit<tz<! OkMkz<! Nb<Uosb<kz<! yk<kqjuk<kz<! yk<kqVk<kz<! gueqk<kz<! Page-9 . or. The artists are the ones who might be able to help us with our internal ….. (Phrasal verbs – book 53) yV!uqjes<osiz<Zl<!(verb) OuX!yV!-jms<!osiz<Zl<!(preposition or adverb) -j{f<K! Hkqb!nv<kk < k<jkg<!ogiMk<kiz<!nK!%m<M!uqjes<osiz<ziGl<!(phrasal verb) Ogicmh<hm<m!uiv<kj < kg<G!-j{bie!nv<kk < l<!ogi{<m!Phrasal verb-J!g{<Mhqck<K! wPkOu{<Ml<! 1. en. a) get up b) get back c) get on d) get into Answers: 1. il. ing. dis. Kindness Root word Announce Music Miser Secure Need Bright Narrate Perform Colour Danger SUFFIX Suffix New word ment Announcement ian Musician ly Miserly ity Security y Needy ness Brightness ion Narration ance Performance ful Colourful ous Dangerous Question No. er.Study Material Question No.

Provide 5.Study Material 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Get on Give in Hit on Got over Stand out Give up Put on Call off Get through Dealt with Break into Call off Keep on Look upto Have a friendly relationship Yield Discover Recover Continue to resist Abandon Wear Cancel Pass Managed Enter by force Cancel Continue Admire -jsf<kqVk<kz<! sl<lkq?!ujtf<K!ogiM! kqCove!Okie<Xkz<?!g{<Mhqck<kz<! lQTkz<! wkqv<kK < !fqz<! jguqM?!uqm<MuqM! n{qf<Kogit<! fQgg < l<!osb<kz<! Okv<ss < qbjmkz<! slitqk<kz<! djmk<K!Fjpkz<! vk<Kosb<! okimv<fK < !osb<! uqbk<kz<! Question No. a) Permanent 2. (Syllabifications – book 29) Separate the syllables of any one of the following ogiMg<gh<hm<m!osix<gtqz<!ye<xqje!njsgtig!hqvq! 1. a) prepare b) provide 5. (April-2012) a) receive b) get 2. a) Per-man-ent  3 2.com Page-10 . (Choosing the correct word -book74): svqbie!nv<kk < l<!ogi{<m!uiv<kj < kjb!g{<Mhqck<K!wPk!Ou{<Ml! ! 1.o. abroad www.. clean drinking water. They ……….kalvisolai.i. He likes to ………. his favourite TV serial the whole hour. (June-2012) a) receive b) get 4. a) Ag-ri-cul-ture  4 3. (Model-2012) a) see b) watch 3. a) Ag-ri-cul-ture  4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 agriculture monument duties articulate barely environment diminish dispute fanatic music ag-ri-cul-ture mo-nu-ment du-ties ar-ti-cu-late bare-ly en-vi-ron-ment di-mi-nish dis-pute fa-na-tic mu-sic b) Prop-er-ly  3 b) mo-nu-ment  3 b) queue  1 c) mu-sic  2 c) du-ties  2 c) guit-a-rist  3 4 syllables 3 syllables 2 syllables 4 syllables 2 syllables 4 syllables 3syllables 2 syllables 3 syllables 2 syllables *hqvqg<gh<hm<m!yu<ouiV!njsbqZl<!nusqbl<!yV!dbqv<!yzq!(vowel sound – a.u)!-Vg<g!Ou{<Ml<! Question No.e. He will …….10.10th English .11. Ramesh went …… a) abroad b) foreign Answers: 1) receive 2) watch 3) receive 4. a letter next week. a) agriculture b) Properly c) Music (Apr2012) b) monument c) duties (Model-2012) b) queue c) guitarist (June-2012) Ans: 1.. Raja will ………… a letter next week. a) agriculture 3.

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S + V + A 3.kalvisolai. her. in -Vf<kiz<* Examples: 1. ! Answer: 1.I Question No. www. If I had worked harder. ……… (June-2012) a) I would succeed b) I would have succeeded c) I will succeed. .Study Material the Mathematics test. If Naveen is late ……………. The meeting / ended / with a vote of thanks.(April-2012) a) he would be punished b) he will be punished c) he would have been punished.. 172) gQpg < {<m! uig<gqbh<! hGkqgjt! nxqf<K! ogi{<M! ogiMg<gh<hm<m! uig<gqbk<kqe<! njlh<jh! g{<Mhqcg<g!Ou{<Ml<! Subject (S) )wPuib<*! Verb (V) (hbeqjz*!! ! Object (O))osbhMohiVt<*!! Indirect Object (IO) Direct Object (DO) Complement (C) – biv<@!wK@!)osb<kK* –!we<e@!)osbz<*! –!bijv@!Wjk@! – biVg<G@!)me. have / had + uqjes<osiz<!we!-Vf<kiz<!would have/could have dt<t!uqjmjbh<!ohiVk<Kg/! ! Type Type I Type II Type III Conditional (If) clause If you work hard (Present) If you worked hard If were a bird (past) If you had worked hard (Past perfect i. the accident could have been avoided 3.Osv<fK < !nz<zK was/were) Ng!-Vf<kiz<!would/could dt<t! uqjmjbh<!ohiVk<Kg/! 3. (Model-2012) a) the accident can be avoided b) the accident could be avoided c) the accident could have been avoided 3.16 (Sentence Pattern – book 133. My friend / bought / a book. I would have succeeded.15 (If clause) 2/!uqjes<osiz<!Present (nz<zK!is/are/v+s) Ng!-Vf<kiz<!will/can dt<t!uqjmjbh<! ohiVk<Kg/! 3/!uqjes<osiz<!Past (ed. He / is / a good player. He hardly listens to me. 3. We / completed / the work / on time S +V + O + A 4. They / named / the child / Prem. If the driver had been alert ………….It Completes the Sentence Adverbial or Adjunct (A) . S +V + O + C 6.e had + PP) Main clause You will pass / You can pass (will/can + Present verb) You would pass You could fly (would/could + present verb) You would have passed You could have passed (would have/could have + PP) ! 1. he will be punished 2. Question No. him. 2. them) – wjk@!)ohiVt<* – Explains subject or Object. S +V + C 2. on.10th English . us. S + V + IO + DO 5.wh<hc@!wr<Og@!wh<ohiPK@!)nz<zK!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Preposition – at. ! SECTION II (GRAMMAR: 25 Marks) Part .com Page-12 . My father / gave / me / some books.

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b) Everyone can forget how Dhoni batted against the Sri Lankans. 3. Nobody can forget how India won her freedom. (Model-2012) a) Everyone cannot forget how India won her freedom. he did not play the match. 2. as expensive as Question No. 3. you will be healthy. In the event of your walking daily. we have to still work hard.19 (Identify correct sentence) • ogiMg<gh<hm<m!uig<gqbk<kqx<G!-j{bie!uig<gqbk<jk!ogiMg<gh<hm<m!okiGh<hqzqVf<K! wPkUl</!ohiVt<!Hvqf<K!ogi{<M!wPk!Ou{<Ml</! !! Ogt<uqbqz<!gQpg < {<m!uiv<kj < kgt<!uf<kiz<! hkqzqz<!ohVl<hiZl<!gQpg < {<m!uiv<kj < kgt<! uqjmbig!uvzil</! …! never / rarely / not… often Seldom Ex: Buses do not stop here often Ex: Buses seldom stop here never hardly Ex: Nathan never listens to me Ex: Nathan hardly listens to me Often / regularly / always usually Ex: Those students are always late to the school Ex: Those students are usually late to school barely Scarcely / not… sufficient Ex: We have barely enough food Ex: We do not have sufficient food ! 1. (-Vf<kOhiKl< OhiKl* ! geljp!ohb<K!ogi{<cVf< cVf<kOhiKl< < !fjmohx<xK/! OhiKl!ghc!Ohim<c!okimv<fK 2. b) Anyone can be more patient than a mother. Everyone can remember how Dhoni batted against the Sri Lankans. No one can be more patient than a mother.(yVOujt yVOujt…/!osb< yVOujt /!osb<kiz<*! !fQrg < t<!fjmh<hbqx<sq!osb< osb<kiz< < t<!NOvig<gqblig! ! yVOujt!kqeLl< yVOujt iz?!fQrg -Vh<hvQ g < t</! ! 4.com Page-14 . No one can forget how Dhoni batted against Sri Lankans.Study Material a) as expensive as Answer: 1. On behalf of my family members I ask your pardon. b) Everyone can remember how India won her freedom. Question No. Answers: 1. 2. Can anyone more patient than a mother? (June-2012) a) No one can be more patient than a mother. he passed in the examination. By dint of hard work.10th English . Owing to injury.kalvisolai. (April-2012) a) Everyone cannot remember how Dhoni batted against Sri Lankans.(hzeig* hzeig* ! gce!djph<hqe<!hzeig?!nue<!Okv<uqz<!Okv<ss < q!ohx<xie</! ! 3.(siv< siv<hqz<* ! weK!GMl<h < k<kqev<!siv<hqz< qz?!fie<!le<eqh<H!Ogm<Mg<!ogit<gqOxe</! 5.(uqjtuig* uqjtuig* gibl<!Wx<hm<mke<!uqjtuig?!nueiz< !Ohim<cbqz<!uqjtbimLcbuqz<jz/! uqjtuig www. The Kabadi match continued in spite of heavy rains. so smart as b) not expensive than 2. as clever as c) most expensive of! 3. c) Everyone cannot remember how India won her freedom. Everyone can remember how India won her freedom.(gVk< gVk<Kh<hc* Nsqvqbv<g < tqe<!gVk<Kh<hc?!fir< gt<!OlZl<!gcelig!djpg<g!Ou{<cBt<tK/! c 6.20 (Phrasal Preposition) • ohiVt<!Hvqf<K!ogi{<M!ogiMg<gh<hm<m!4!uqjmgtqz<!ye<jxk<!Okv<U!osb<bUl</!! Complete the sentence: 1. According to the teachers. c) Everyone can remember how Dhoni batted against the Sri Lankans.

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Above. The river flows …………. The government awarded him a prize. (April-2012) 2. “Will you exchange the defective torch which I bought from you yesterday?” 3. It cannot climb the tree (Using too…to… model ..Study Material 4.com Page-17 . a) of b) under 5. Anand jumped with joy . The child is very short. He will give me a watch. The tired old woman was unable to go any further. (Model-2012) !!!4/!Our Prime Minister said that he was determined to abolish poverty. (June. “How did you write the test?” 2.2012) Answers: 1.26(Active  Passive) Subject . On 2. “ I am determined to abolish poverty.II Question No.kalvisolai. (Model-2012) 3.Object -ml<!lix<Xg!! verb-J!PP Ng!lix<xq!nkx<Gh<!hqxG!by OhiMg/! Ogt<uqbqz<!have/has/had uf<kiz<!nkx<gMk<K!been Osv<gg < /! Ogt<uqbqz<!is/am/are/was/were uf<kiz<!nkx<gMk<K!being Osv<! Ogt<uqbqz<!shall/will uf<kiz<!nkx<gMk<K!be Osv<gg < /! ! 1.. 2.10th English . I will be visited by my uncle on my birthday. Part . The fan is ……………. Our Prime Minister said. My uncle will visit me on my birthday. He enters the room. a) under b) across Answers: 1. 1. Under 5.28(If clause . The tired old woman was unable to go any further and she returned home. (April-2012) 2. You study well. the bridge. A watch will be given to me by him. ! Question No. Question No. When Anand heard that he had won the first prize. The child is too short to climb the tree. my head.2012) Answers : 1.combining) ! • • • If-J!Lkzqz<!wPkUl</! hqxG!Lkz<!uig<gqbk<jk!wPkq!Lx<Xh<Ht<tqjb!wMk<Kuqm<M!(comma)!?!Gxq!OhimUl</! hqxG!-v{<mil<!uig<gqbk<kqe<!Lkz<!wPk<jk!sqxqb!wPk<kig!lix<xq!okimv<fK < !wPkq! uqM!gjmsqbqz<!Lx<Xh<Ht<tq!jug<gUl</! Ex. Mother said to me. Off 4.2012) Answers: 1. My pencil had been sharpened and it had been used to sketch the diagram by me.June. 2. 3. Mother asked me how I had written the test. Pritam asked the shopkeeper whether he would exchange the defective torch which he had bought from him the previous day. you will pass. ( June. She returned home. Ans: If you study well. (Model-2012) 4/!He was awarded a prize by the government. he jumped with joy. You will pass. www. Ramu opens the door.25(Form a single sentence) ogiMg<gh<hm<m!-V!uig<gqbr<gTg<G!-jmOb and wPkq!Osv<kK < !wPKg/! Ex. Anand heard that he had won the first prize.” ! Question No.27(Direct  Indirect)  “ ” -Vf<kiz<!njk!wMk<K!uqm<M!wPK!  “ ” -z<jzobeqz<! that / if / to we! -Vh<hjk! fQgg < quqm<M! nf<k! -mk<kqz<! okimr<gq! gjmsqujv!“ ” !OhiMg/  What / who / where/ how -Vf<kiz<!nkx<G!Le<eqVf<K!gjmsq!ujv!“ ?” OhiMg/!! 1. 3. Along c) to c) above 3. Pritam said to the shopkeeper. I had sharpened my pencil and I had used it to sketch the diagram. Ramu opens the door and he enters the room. (April-2012) 2.

Father said to his son. It rains. Read the following sentences about Hari’s family and write an observation in a single sentence using any one of the degrees of comparison. …. Nagaraj said to his father.2012) Hari is 14 years old Suresh is 16 years old Prabhu is 14 years old John is 12 years old Anwar is 10 years old Answers: 1. (Model-2012) Answers: 1. Thendral is 6 feet tall. The glass falls. I shall(will) get wet. What was Hughie’s financial status? Hughie’s financial status was poor. it will break.30: (Punctuation) !!!!!!2/!Lkz<!wPk<jk!capital!(A. Z) wPk<kig<G/! !!!!!!3/!ohbv<gt<!uf<kiz<!Lkz<!wPk<jk!Ogh<hqmzig<G(Ram) 3. (April-2012) 2. C.2 feet tall. Part-III Question No. nagaraj said to his father will you allow me to go on an excursion to kerala (April-2012) 3/ the teacher said be sure to turn off the lights when you leave the room (Model-2012) 4/!father said to his son dont be worried ( June -2012) Answers: 1. B.kalvisolai. 1. Read the following sentences about Radhika’s family and write an observation in a single sentence using any one of the degrees of comparison. said we!uf<kiz<!nkx<G!nMk<K!?!-m<M!hqxG!“…”!we<X!Olx<Ogit<Gxqg<Gt<!wPK/!! 7/!said uviuqm<miz<!olik<k!uig<gqbk<jkBl<!“…“ –g<Gt<!wPK/! ! 1.31 – 37 : (Questions) )uqjmgtqz<!Ogicm<m!hGkqgt<!Lg<gqbl</!njkbiuK!wPkUl<*! Lesson – 1 1. 2. D. If the glass falls. )nz<zK* Sharma is the tallest member in the family 2. Question No.10th English . www. I shall get wet.5 feet tall. Sharma is 6. The teacher said. i uf<kiz<!Ogh<hqmzig<G(I) im uf<kiz<!I’m we!lix<X/! 5/!gjmsqbqz<!Lx<Xh<Ht<tq!/!-M/!nz<zK!@!"!-M/! 5.Study Material 1. Ashwin is 5. “Don’t be worried. ( June. 2. Suresh is elder than Hari.com Page-18 .5 feet tall. Thendral is taller than Radhika. The glass breaks.29 (Degrees) uqjmjb!gQpg < {<m!njlh<hqz<!wPkUl<! ! ntU!Gjxuie! (Adj) + er ! ntU!nkqglie! ohbv<so < siz< than is more +Adj ! ohbv<so < siz< ! Banyan tree is bigger than Neem tree ! Rose is more beautiful than Jasmine Adjective  tall + er = taller / Short + er = shorter Long + er = longer. (April-2012) Radhika is 5 feet tall Raj is 5.” 3.” SECTION III (PROSE: 15 Marks) Part-I Question No. “Be sure to turn off the lights when you leave the room. “Will you allow me to go on an excursion to Kerala?” 2. If it rains.

It gives meaning to our life. So she triumphantly smiled. Messiaen wrote music composition in jail. What do birds do every year during autumn and early winter? During winter birds migrate to warmer lands.com Page-19 . What will be the future if the Himalayan glaciers become ice-free? (April. 3. 3.Study Material 2. Model. What is the significance of art? Art is an essential part of life. www. Lesson – 6: 1. What is the twofold duty to be acquired by students? (April -2012) Acquiring knowledge and acquiring character 4.kalvisolai. character is influenced by surroundings 5. What is a metropolis? Metropolis is a very large city. 2. 2. Which states in India that have shown concern for the domestic workers? Andhra Pradesh. What can artistes do to save the planet? ( April -2012) Artistes can bring wellness to this planet 4. So they are ‘invisible’ 2. Is character influenced by surroundings? Yes. June -2012) The beggar was Baron Hausberg. and Kerala. What requires whole-hearted devotion? Knowledge requires whole hearted devotion. Lesson – 3: 1. What should the employers know about the laws for domestic workers? (April-2012) Employers should accept the domestic workers and pay fair wages. He was one of the richest men in Europe. even in concentration camps? (Model-2012) Art is an essential part of life. 4. How is music different from astronomy? (June -2012) Music is a study of internal objects. 2. 5. So. 3. June -2012) The domestic workers are denied their due rights. What was the beggar’s true identity? ( Model. 6. The Americans sang songs in September 11. Why is the world of domestic workers ‘invisible’? (Model. Why was Hughie upset? (April –2012) Hughie was upset because he couldn’t fulfil the condition of Colonel. 2. June -2012) Our future will be worse.10th English . 3. Maharastra. it found a place even in concentration camps. What are the two valuable qualities to be practiced by you as students? Students should obey their parents and respect their teachers. Lesson – 4: 1. 2. What was the condition laid down by the colonel to allow Hughie’s engagement to Laura? Hughie should earn ten thousand pounds. Karnataka. 4. 2001. Astronomy is a study of external objects. Tamil Nadu. Which period of life does Gokhale consider a very happy one? (June -2012) He considers ‘student life’ a very happy one. What can lead the world to violence? Sharing of water can lead the world to violence. 3. Who are the brave little voyagers? The migrant birds are the brave little voyagers. What are the two incidents that stress the importance of music as an essential art? 1. Lesson – 5: 1. What kind of character should you acquire while you are a student?(Model-2012) The character of earnestness should be acquired while we are students. Why did art find a place. What made Chaya triumphantly smile? Chaya got her water. Lesson – 2: 1.

!One day he saw a beggar model. Part-II Question No. 3. 6. !Students should obey their parents.10th English . 7.38 (Paragraph): Lesson-1.kalvisolai. How old is Brihadeesvarar Temple? Who built it? Brihadeesvarar Temple is thousand years old. (June -2012) 1. !Thus the art is a part of the human spirit. 5. !But the beggar was a millionaire. !It should also raise the life of people around us. What aspect of the temple baffles engineers till this day? (April-2012) The topmost stone of the Vimanam weighs about 80 tons was lifted to that height without the modern machines. Birds migrate to escape from the bitter cold and for food. I have noticed the beautiful ‘V’ shaped formation. !A student should get knowledge and character. King Raja Raja Chola built it. the Americans sang “We shall overcome” and America The Beautiful”.! !In the same evening.The Model Millionaire !Hughie had no job or money. Describe how ‘ringing’ of migrant birds is done? (Model. Tanjore was the capital of the Chola Kings. !Messiaen wrote a music composition in jail. !Duties of students are www. List out the specialities of Tanjore. !Character gives us energy. It is the home of Carnatic music.Study Material 3. !Her father demanded Hughie 10 thousand pounds. 2001. June-2012) Ringing is done by capturing a bird and placing a metal band on its leg. 2. Have you ever noticed the ‘V’ shaped formation of the birds as they speed across the sky? Yes. !It gives meaning to our life. Music – The Hope Raiser !Art is an essential part of life. !Recovery was done by music. 4.com Page-20 . Identify the reasons why birds migrate. !He gave Hughie ten thousand pounds as reward. What were the contributions of the Cholas towards art and culture? (Model -2012) The Big Brihadeesvarar temple and fortress were the contributions of Cholas. Lesson – 7: 1. 4. 3. !Terrorists destroyed twin towers of America. A Golden Path !Success depends upon character. respect their teachers and help the needy. !He took pity on him and gave him a sovereign. !He wanted to marry Laura. Lesson-2. Lesson -3. Which is the smallest of all birds? The willow warbler is the smallest of all birds. !Nearly 3000 people died on September 11. In what way is migration one of the greatest mysteries of bird life? (April-2012) Every year birds travel from their nesting places and return during spring and early summer. It is the granary of Tamil Nadu. 2.

no machine guns that blast Citizens of those border statesBrothers of her brother’s sons. And treat those two imposters just the same. If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run.Rudyard Kipling GOING FOR WATER We ran as if to meet the moon That slowly dawned behind the trees. and nerve. I breed my brood where’r (where ever) I will I won’t look down. we paused Like gnomes that hid us from the moon.40-43. “Hold on”. – woman. If you can force your heart. The barren boughs without the leaves. you’ll be a man. Speaker .Study Material ∗ Duty to himself ∗ Duty to fellow-students ∗ Duty to parents and teachers ∗ Duty to Government and ∗ Duty to world SECTION IV (POETRY: 20 Marks) Part-I Question No. If you can think and not make thoughts your aim. no boundaries to block My sojourn into unknown lands. and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone. ‘creature’ refers to millionaire. Through fears and fright I fly my flight. With speed of wings I hasten past And close my eyes against the sun To dream my dreams and make them last.com Page-21 . ‘singing. No walls for me. And in the hush we joined to make We heard.poet 2. I spawn and splash in distant spills. No I will not. (Poem Comprehension) Who –uqz<!okimr<Gl<!Ogt<uqg<G!! !! !2/!Poem-1: ‘thou’. ‘I’ refers to Poet (child). I spread my wings through all the din. But once within the wood.10th English . -Famida Y.kalvisolai. The cloud’s my kin I care not where the skies begin. Without the birds. Basheer Part-II Question No. we knew we heard the brook. Ready to run to hiding new With laughter when she found us soon. .Robert Frost THE MIGRANT BIRD The globe’s my world. no vigil gates. No flags. without the breeze. Yours is the earth and everything that’s in it. Each laid on other a staying hand To listen ere we dared to look. my son. what is more. And. (MEMORY POEM) ogiMg<gh<hm<Mt<t!&e<X!himz<gjtBl<!fe<G!leh<himl<!osb<K!ogit<uK!fz<zK/! Gjxf<khm<sl<!Lkz<!-v{<M!himz<gjtbiuK!fe<G!hck<Kg<ogit<g/! MANLINESS If you can dream and not make dreams your master. No maps.39. Speaker – poet www. If you can meet with triumph and disaster. And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the will which says to them. .

Our knees tremble sorely in the stooping--We fall upon our faces. Speaker – bird. a) Why do old and young become evil? ( June -2012) Old and young became evil by need. Only bloodshot eyes betray www.H. ‘I’ refers to the migrant bird. 6. rags and homelessness. a) Why do the children’s knees tremble? (Model-2012) They keep on bending while they work for a long time. 7. 3. ‘We’ refers to children. Splendour means happiness. 8. If you can meet with triumph and disaster. ‘He’ refers to shilpi. and now a silver blade. a) Who is ‘the child’ referred to here? (Model.kalvisolai. a) Who are the two impostors? (April. b) Why are ‘triumph’ and ‘disaster’ called impostors? (Model-2012) Triumph and disaster are not permanent. 6. June -2012) Triumph and disaster are the two impostors. b) What emotion does the mother display? (Model-2012) The mother smiles at the child. Speaker – Poet. all day. 7. poised feet of a mother who smiles as she sings. we drive the wheels of iron In the factories. Speaker – Poet and his friend Speaker – child labourers. A child sitting under the piano. trying to go. ‘she’ refers to moon. a) By these lines would you say that the poet and his friend saw the brook or heard the brook? (Model-2012) Then they saw the brook according to this line. 5. June-2012) The poet (D.com Page-22 .Study Material 3. ‘You’ refers to young man. 4. ‘We’ refers to children. in the boom of the tingling strings And pressing the small. 1. 5. a) Who does ‘we’ refer to? (April-2012) ‘We’ refers to Child Labourers. Old age and youth alike mistaught and misfed By want and rags and homelessness made vile. Lawrence) is the child referred here.10th English . The world in gloom and splendour passes by And thou in the midst of it with brows that gleam a) What does poet mean by ‘gloom and splendour’? (April-2012) Gloom means sadness. Or. Now drops that floated on the pool Like pearls. And treat those two impostors just the same. b) Who does ‘thou’ refer to? (April-2012) ‘Thou’ refers to a millionaire. Speaker – poet. (‘Thou’ means ‘you’) 2. b)What do the children do all day long? (June -2012) They keep on working in the factories. round and round. . 4.

and all the meaner parts That balances thy one grim misgotten pile. The griefs and hates. what is more. a) Why are the eyes bloodshot? (April-2012) Hard work of the sculptor makes his eyes very red. Bring out the rhyme scheme used in these lines. (Model-2012) Kin–din are the rhyming words 3. (April -2012) The rhyming scheme is ‘a b a b’ 46. my son.kalvisolai. Yours is the earth and everything that’s in it And. The globe’s is my world. Bring out the rhyme scheme used in these lines. my son. The cloud’s my kin I care not where the skies begin. (Literary Appreciation) (44 & 45) Rhyming words & Rhyming scheme:: )guqjkbqe<! yu<ouiV! uvqbqZl<! -Xkqbig! uVl<! uiv<kj < kgTt<! yOv! sh<k! yzqbqz<! yzqg<Gl<!uiv<kj < kgjtg<!g{<mxqf<K!nf<k!uiv<kj < kgjt!wMk<K!wPkUl<*! a If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run. Through fears and fright I fly my flight. The globe’s my world. b Yours is the earth and everything that’s in it’ a And. then reverence. Rhyming scheme: a b a b 1. Pick out the rhyming words in these lines. And treat those two impostors just the same. Pick out the words that rhyme in these lines ( Model -2012) Kin-begin are the rhyming words. The cloud’s my kin I care not where the skies begin.44 – 48. (April-2012) Vile – pile are the rhyming words 2. b 44. b) State the emotion mentioned in these lines.com Page-23 . 45. I spread my wings through all the din. Rhyming words: minute-in it. 4. Pick out the rhyming words in these lines. “But once within the wood.10th English . By want and rags and homelessness made vile. we paused” www. If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run. If you can meet with triumph and disaster. Alliteration: !!!!! ! Lkz<!wPk<Kg<gt<!ye<xig!uVl<! < uiv<kj < kgtiGl</! Ex. Part-III Question No. run .you’ll be a man. (Model -2012) The rhyming scheme is ‘a b a b’ 5. If you can think and not make thoughts your aim. what is more. you’ll be a man. The emotion of deep pride and reverence.son.Study Material Deep pride. If you can dream and not make dreams your master.

(April-2012) Spawn. splash and spills are alliterated. we paused Like gnomes that hid us from the moon Identify the words which make this sentence an example of Alliteration. my manhood is cast down in the flood of remembrance Identify the figure of speech. ∗ as if to meet the moon. ( June -2012) barren. breeze are alliterated. without the breeze. (As. ‘O ye wheels’ ‘Stop ! be silent for to-day !’ Identify the figure of speech employed here. Without the birds. uiv<kj < kgTme<!uf<kiz<! nK!Simile*! ∗ like pearls. ∗ two impostors. The barren boughs without the leaves. (Model-2012) with. uvilz<!dVugh<hMk<KuK ∗ coal dark Personification dbqvx<xjugTg<G! dbqVt<tux<xqe<! h{<Hgjt!Wx<xqs<! osiz<uK! ∗ TheWorld in gloom and splendour.10th English . (Model-2012) Apostrophe (A special form of Personification) is employed here. boughs. ! ∗ weep like a child. Write the words which are in Alliteration in these lines. ∗ when she find us soon. Model-2012) Simile is the figure of speech employed here. ∗ The globe’s my world cloud is my kin 1. ∗ as pale as snow Metaphor ‘Ohiz’!we<x!uiv<kj < k! ∗ flood of remembrance. www.Study Material Ans: ‘Within’. birds. ‘wood’ and ‘we’ 1. Figure of speech: uqtg<gl<! Poetic device Simile Examples ‘Ohiz’!we!yh<hqMuK/!! ∗ Such as gold.com Page-24 .. wood and we are alliterated. Pick out the words in alliteration. 3. ……. like Ohie<x! ∗ like gnomes. ∗ Oh ye wheels stop. But once within the wood.kalvisolai. The reddest flower would look as pale as snow What is the figure of speech employed in this line (April-2012. ∗make dreams your master. 3. I spawn and splash in distant spills. 47 & 48. 2. (April-2012) Metaphor 2.

Questions a) ‘Risk’ means…………. Poem-2. I weep like a child for the past. its people and their way of life and they are willing to defend it to the last against enemies who try to conquer it and destroy it. !He heard the boom of strings. but the best soldiers do more than this. Piano !The poet hears a woman’s song. !In Sunday evenings. ( June -2012) Simile is the figure of speech employed here. SECTION V (Language Functions: 20 Marks) Question No. !It reminds him of his childhood days. !Success and defeat are impostors. !Many people suffer without food and home. !He weeps for the past. he and his mother sang hymns. They risk their lives because they love the country they are fighting for.  He is making poor’s life an evil cry.com ii) lose iii) endanger iv) meet.kalvisolai. Part-IV Question No. !He earns money dishonestly. !Brave men die for honour. its cities and villages. !He remembered his joyful childhood days. !Action is more important than dreams. !Good men do good deeds. 5. !But the millionaire is selfish. !As a child he was sitting under the piano. Every soldier is bound to do his duty.Study Material 4.1. Manliness !The poet speaks about the qualities of manliness. works for it. !Then only the world is ours.To a Millionaire !A millionaire is happy when the world is sad. Poem-3. Page-25 . They love its hills and valleys. !But the millionaire gets honour by using gold. and is willing to fight and die for it. i) miss b) Who is a patriot? c) What do the best soldiers do? d) Why do they risk their lives? e) What do they love? www.49 (Poem Paragraph) gQpg < i[l<!-v{<M!himz<gtqe<!ohVuqei!uqjmjb!lm<MliuK!hck<Kg<ogit<tUl</! ! Poem .10th English .50 (Comprehension) uqeiuqz<!dt<t!uiv<kj < kgt<!hk<kqbqz<!uVlieiz<!nf<k!uig<gqbr<gjt!uqjmbig!wPkUl</! ! Exercise – 1: (April-2012) A patriot is a man who loves his country. !We should learn good lessons from that. The reddest flower would look as pale as snow Identify the figure of speech employed here. What is the figure of speech used in this line? (June -2012) Simile is the figure of speech employed here. !We should not give up.

but the best soldiers do more than this. pests. They merely long for unlimited freedom. observes good food habits and keeps good health. resistance and adjustment. i) the plants of a particular environment. social and economic patterns when you grow up to be an active citizen. d) An athlete disciplines himself and keeps himself fit. He refrains from smoking. Discipline increases the human energy and implies control. outbreaks and fire. An environment with rich biological diversity is the basis for human existence. At a young age.kalvisolai. flood. Questions a) The word ‘essential’ means………. its people and their way of life. Questions: a) How does the earth differ from the other planets? b) What is the balance in nature? c) Mention some natural calamities that disturb the balance in Nature d) Which Act has been passed in our country to protect the forests and when? e) The term flora means……. iii) the micro organisms in aquatic habitat Answer: a) Our earth is the only planet with a variety of plants. animals and the microorganisms living either in the aquatic or the terrestrial habitats. social and economic patterns.10th English . www. An athlete disciplines himself and keeps himself fit. observes good food habits and keeps good health. works for it. Exercise – 2: (Model-2012) Discipline is the most essential virtue you should acquire when you are young. It shapes your mind to religious. Indian Parliament has passed the Wildlife Protection Act in 1980 to preserve and protect our natural wealth. e) They love its hills and valleys. as children. without understanding the meaning of discipline.com Page-26 . and willing to fight and die for it. resistance and adjustment. ii) the animals living in a particular area. Rapid population growth. c) Every soldier is bound to do his duty. Our energy is saved and made vital for a good output. d) They risk their lives because they love the country they are fighting for. It is disturbed at times due to natural calamities like storm. e) How is discipline beneficial to human beings? Answer: a) Necessary b) It shapes our mind to religious. we merely long for unlimited freedom. industrialization and urbanization are the causes for deforestation exploiting fauna and flora against eco system.Study Material Answer: a) Endanger b) A patriot is a man who loves his country. ! ! Exercise – 3: (June-2012) Our earth is the only planet with a variety of plants. It is a complex quality. we do not realize the value of discipline. its cities and villages. e) Discipline increases the human energy and implies control. The equilibrium status of living and non living factors in an environment is known as balance in nature. animals and the microorganisms living either in the aquatic or the terrestrial habitats. (i)necessary (ii)important (iii)compulsory b) How does discipline aid a citizen? c) Why don’t children want discipline? d) Mention some ways in which an athlete maintains discipline. This makes a man an active citizen c) Children don’t understand the meaning of discipline. He refrains from smoking.

s z<!Lcf<kqVf<kiz<!njk!fQgG < g/!s -z<jzobe<xiz<!Osv<kK < uqMg/ 6.than Prefer …. I place great confidence in you. Answer: a) Neither the secretary nor the manager is/was available.book 171) ogiMg<gh<hm<Mt<t!uig<gqbk<kqz<!dt<t!kuXgjt!kqVk<kq!wPk!Ou{<Ml</! 1. verb. d) Ramu is a honest man. 6.to Exercise 1. Neither the secretary nor the manager was available. ‘than’ uf<kiz<!njk!wMk<K!uqm<M!to OhimUl</ 7. 10. We neither rejected the proposal. Has anyone seen my purse? 7.com Page-27 . Have anyone seen my purse? 7. flood. d) Ramu is an honest man. 5. I place great confidence on you. 5. c) He told to me a story. c) Natural calamities like storm. He is a good athlete. noun . …est –z<!LcBl<!uiv<kj < kgTg<G!Le<eiz<!the!Osv<kK < !wPKg/ 2. 4.. 8. Do you know which is world’s tallest building? 2. nor we accepted it. a uf<kiz<!an weUl< an!uf<kiz< a!weUl<!lix<Xg 5. The furniture were displayed at the showroom. ! Question No. This is a hardly nut to crack. nor did we accept it. 3. 9. He performs well. Neither the secretary nor the manager were available. outbreaks and fire disturb the balance in Nature d) Wildlife Protection Act in 1980 to preserve and protect our natural wealth. c) He told me a story. 10. 9. 6. pests. ‘one of the nz<zK one of these nz<zK each of the uf<K!nkx<Gh<!hqe<eiz<!dt<t! uiv<kj < kBme<!s Osv<fK < !uf<K!nkx<Gh<hqxG!are-uf<kiz<!is-weUl<?!were-uf<kiz<!was-weUl<! lix<xq!wPKg/ Wrong Use Right Use Accompanied with Accompanied by Angry against Angry with Benefit from Benefit by Bump against Bump into Change of Change with Married with Married to Prefer…. The furniture was displayed at the showroom. 8. He performs well. This is a hard nut to crack.kalvisolai.51 (Error spotting .Study Material b) The equilibrium status of living and non living factors in an environment is known as balance in nature. b) Kala is the tallest girl in the class. One of these cycles is defective. www. We did not reject the proposal. My mother made the servant to do the work. Do you know which the world’s tallest building is? 2. is uf<kiz<!are weUl< are!uf<kiz< is!weUl<!lix<Xg 3. was uf<kiz<!were weUl< were!uf<kiz< was!weUl<!lix<Xg 4. Answer: 1. ! Exercise – 1: (April-2012) a) Neither the Secretary nor the Manager were available. ‘one of the nz<zK one of these nz<zK each of the uf<kiz<!nkx<Gh<!hqe<eiz<!dt<t! uiv<kj < kBme<!s Osv<kK < !plural-Ng!wPKg/! 8. 3. e) Though he is rich but he is unhappy. My mother made the servant do the work. 4. One of these cycle is defective. He is good athlete.10th English . e) The plants of a particular environment. b) Kala is tallest girl in the class.

!sqXlq! a girl . e) Each of the cycles are damaged.!liShiM! .!ofVh<H! .!-bx<jgs<!sQxx < l<! ! Exercise – 1: (April-2012) www. c) A American lives near my house. but he is unhappy. he is unhappy / He is rich.10th English . e) My uncle is richest man in the village.!uQM! .!u{<c! a vehicle .!lg<gt<! . c) An American lives near my house. e) Each of the cycles is damaged. e) My uncle is the richest man in the village. d) Neither the secretary nor the manager was available. b) Many people behave rudely now-a-days.!oh{<! a woman .!lvl<! a tree .!out<tl<! .!lqVgl<! some birds . b) Many people behaves rudely now-a-days. d) The dog fell along the river.!Hzl<!ohbv<U! .!N{<! a man .com Page-28 . Answers: a) My uncle is the richest man in the village. Answers: a) One of these cycles is defective b) A kind teacher always makes us learn better c) I have great confidence in you.!hxjugt<! House Flood Pollution Rain Famine Fire Migration People Shop Natural calamity . Exercise – 2: (Model-2012) a) My uncle is richest man in the village.!lzv<! a flower . d) The dog fell into the river.!sqXue<! a boy . 52.!ljp! . d) Neither the secretary nor the manager were available.Study Material e) Though he is rich.kalvisolai.!gjm! . Exercise – 3: (June -2012) a) One of these cycles is defective b) A kind teacher always makes us to learn better c) I have great confidence on you.!sijz! a road an animal .!uxm<sq! . Picture Comprehension: hml<!hiv<kK < !ogiMg<gh<hm<m!uqeig<gTg<G!uqjmbtq/! ! !!!Words to remember .

because it is designed only for two. butterfly. We get beautiful flowers and fruits from the garden. d) We get fresh air. c) Yes this is a well maintained garden. birds.kalvisolai. e) I would advise him not to do so. It gives pleasure. b) There are three persons on the motorbike. b) Squirrel. trees and plants. flowering pots are arranged properly and garden looks clean. because it is fenced. d) It may lead to accident. e) This is not a natural picture of garden – True. d) What are the benefits of having a garden? e) State True or False: This is not a natural picture of garden. It should not carry more than two persons.10th English . c) No.com Page-29 .Study Material a) Where are the children? b) What living creatures do you see in this picture? c) Do you think this is a well-maintained garden? Give a reason for your answer. Exercise – 2: (Model-2012) a) What do you see in the picture? b) How many persons are on the bike? c) Do you think a bike should carry more than two persons? Give a reason for your answer. Answers: a) The children are in the garden. Exercise – 3: (June -2012) www. d) What would be the danger of riding triples on a bike? e) What would you do if you saw your friend riding a bike in this manner? Answers: a) People are riding on a motorbike.

kalvisolai.10th English .Study Material a) Which water is salty – sea water or river water? b) Is the sea calm or rough? c) Where does the river flow from? d) What are sailing in the sea? e) How many trees are there in the second picture? Answers: a) The sea water is salty b)The sea is rough c) The river flows from a mountain d) A ship and two boats are sailing in the sea e) There are five trees in the second picture www.com Page-30 .

1 (Filling phrases) !!yu<ouiV!Kj{h<himk<kqZl<!dt<t!Lkz<!hg<gh<!hk<kqgjt!fe<G!hiv<kK < g<!ogit<tUl</! Fill in the blanks with the appropriate phrases given below to form a complete meaningful paragraph: Exercise : 1 (April -2012) Celine lost consciousness (i) ……. At the same time she could feel something (iii). his speed was too (ii) .. Shelly” Page-31 . . Shelly” “We need to find his owner” “Some one must have trained him” “Guess he’s your dog now.com          “Gee. She grabbed one..... Answers: i) For a moment ii) Going under the water iii) Above her iv) Pieces of plastic v) Picked up speed Exercise: 2 (Model -2012) Kumar watched(i)_____ flying in a (ii)____ and remembered the time when he had see (iii) ____ and his father had told him that the birds had come there to stay only (iv)_____and would soon leave the (v)_____and return to their home in the Artic.10th English ............ ....... Even though he had switched the motor off.. i) a flip off ii) under his chin iii) to help him iv) fast to stop v) not lucky.... Answers: i) not lucky ii) fast to stop iii) under his chin iv) a flip off v) to help him Question No.. It seemed to be (iv) ………… hanging down from the roof. Shelly” “Thank you... and cut him (iv) ..... Soon the water (v)……… i) above her ii) picked up speed iii) pieces of plastic iv) going under the water v) for a moment..kalvisolai..... What happened to you?” “What’s your name.... the bike....... and came round to find herself once more (ii)………..... The clothes line caught him (iii) .Study Material English II Paper Section I (Supplementary Reading:35 marks) Question No.. I thought he was dead and I raced over (v) ... huh?” “Guess I’ll call you Goldy” “Can I keep him......... Mom?” “He probably belongs to someone.... i) for a short while ii) the migratory birds iii) the place of their sojourn iv) nestlings in Vedangthangal v) streamlined ‘V’ Answers: i) the migratory birds ii) streamlined ‘V’ iii) nestlings in Vedanthangal iv) for a short while v) the place of their sojourn Exercise: 3 (June -2012) My brother was (i) ........2 (Identifying characters) Kj{h<hmk<kqx<G! 46! lkqh<oh{<gt<! -Vh<hkiz<! Hk<kgk<kqz<! dt<t! 8! gjkgjtBl<! fe<G! hck<Kg<ogit<uK! fz<zK/! gjkbqz<! uVl<! uig<gqbr<gt<! lx<Xl<! gkih<hik<kqvr<gjt! fqjeuqz<! juk<Kg<ogit<tUl</!hqe<uVl<!uig<gqbr<gTl<!gkih<hik<kqvr<gTl<!lqg!Lg<gqblieju/! Sam Shelly Shelly’s Mother Diane www..

wine.”  “We’ll ring the fire brigade. I will give you wine.Flight Kumar Kumar’s father  “He got a job in an accounting firm.’  ‘Do you not then remember me?’  ‘I was your model for the Child Jesus.Study Material  “You can come visit him anytime you like” Piano Rob Reilly Rob’s father Rob’s mother Rob’s neighbour Judas The painter Judas model Serge Swept Away Celine Louise Martinez Jack Poderoso Fireman Encounter Rex coker Rex coker’s brother Caught Sneezing S. I’m drowning.”  ‘Oh. We’ve got to get out of here now”  “She’s dead”  “I’ve got to back.” (speaker – Rob Reilly)  “I bought your mum a piano. I’m here. is there? Hubert  “More snuff”  "I shall perform some magic tricks.”  “Yes. and food and clothing.”  “They know their home is in the Arctic.”  “I’m here! Come and get me out. I’d like to help you’  ‘What troubles you so?’  ‘Wine.’  “Come on.’  ‘My son. I’m here.com Page-32 . I’ve got to survive”  “I’ve got to fight to the very end. ”  Have I been down here for five hours?  “Ring Serge.”  “Enough is enough”  “Well.kalvisolai.”  And there’s no place like home. Tell him I’m alive.10th English . Ma! How I miss you’  “How much scheming and cajoling to convince Mother!  “Home is where the heart is. ‘We have lifted off’.”  “At least we had some quality time together today. I yelled! I am much smarter than he." Old man  “How very strange” www.”  “I’m going to die.”  “Where’s the body?”      My brother was a tinkerer.”  “I’ve got to be there for her.”  “Is there someone down there?”  “You’ve got to get out of that river. My baby boy”  “It’s just as well we got rid of that piano  “What is the weather like up there?”  ‘Come with me. I’ve got to get her out. “Why do you think that?’ “Well If you were smarter than me you would have bailed off before the cloths line. He thinks I’m dead”  “I’m very determined.”  “There’s no way I can survive this”  “I’ll never see her again.

ii) He begged for wine.com Key words -a school boy -dog’s temporary owner -nursed the dog’s hurt paw -first aid kit -named the dog as Goldy -found the dog in verandah -dog’s real name -guiding Diane -hurt paw -Goldy(gold in colour) -Labrador -no collar and harness -followed Shelly to school -played Frisbee and Football with Shelly -reunited with Diane -want to find the dog’s owner -advertised in the news paper -allowed Shelly to keep the dog -bought chew toy for Sam -blind lady -dog’s real owner -white cane and sunglasses Page-33 ." iv) "At least we could spend some time together. iii) He wanted to know what the weather was like up there. v) She was forever serving coffee. Answers: i) Thieves ii) Model for Judas iii) Neighbour iv) Shelly’s mother v) Kumar’s grandma Exercise: 2 (Model -2012) i) "I will call you Goldy"." iv) "And there's no place like home. Rex Coker’s brother v. dosai." ii) "Have I been down here for five hours ?" iii) "You can come and visit him any time you like. I'd like to help you. Hubert iii." v) "I’ve been in search of a model to pose as Judas Iscariot. Shelly ii." Answers: i. The artist Exercise: 3 (June -2012) i) "I bought your mum a piano.kalvisolai.Study Material Read the following sentences and identify the character Exercise: 1 (April -2012) i) They tactfully diverted the attention of the inmates. pakodas. ii) "I shall perform some magic tricks. What troubles you so ?" Answers: i) Rob Reilly’s father ii) Celine iii) Diane iv) Kumar v) The Painter Question .10th English ." iii) "Help! Save me from drowning. iv) She bought home a new chew toy. Multiple choice & Mind map nMk<Kt<t! hm<cbzqz<! Kj{h<himg<gjkbqz<! dt<t! gkih<hik<kqvr<Tl<! nuv<gjth<hx<xqb! sqxh<HgTl<! ogiMg<gh<hm<Mt<te/! -kje! hck<Kg<ogi{<miz<! uqei! w{<! 4?! 5?! lx<Xl<! 7! Ngqb! uqeig<gTg<G! wtqkig!hkqz<!ntqg<gLcBl</! Title Character Shelly Sam Sam Shelly’s mother (Mom) Diane www. is there ?" v) "My son.4.&6 Matching.3. Celine iv. snacks etc.

very tall -bought mum a piano on loan -blue uniform.in Catholic Kinder Garten.saw Piano at first .council worker -Celine’s husband -Amandine’s father -32 years old -Serge’s wife -Amandine’s mother -fell down in the manhole -caught in the drain -drank filthy water -grasp the plastic pipe -had been in the water for 5 hours -found by Jack Poderoso -Serge and Celine’s daughter -going to celebrate 12th birthday -Serge’s neighbour -urged to call fire brigade Page-34 .com -paint a mural -cathedral at Sicilian town -master piece -searched models -helped the little boy and drunkard -12 years old boy -like an angel -found in the street in an old part of the city -a villainous model -found in the tavern(inn) -begged for wine -also the Jesus model -43 years old .enquired about weather Neighbour -bought for loan Piano -brought in cart/horse -placed in living room Piano Lesson Rob Reilly Judas Painter The Jesus model Judas model Serge Swept away Celine Amandine Louise Martinez www. -like nuns to teach her piano .Study Material -separated by an accident -offered Shelly to visit Sam anytime -the author/narrator -5 years old boy Rob Reilley’s father -flying officer. boat shaped cap -no job -new job in an accounting firm -chartered account -late night study at kitchen table -bought a new piano by paying cash Rob Reilley’s mother -fond of playing piano -felt like a princess (Mum) -one month ‘a tune’ -three months ‘master’ .kalvisolai.10th English .

com Page-35 .3 Matching: Exercise: 1 (April -2012) a) Louise Martinez .caught in a drain b) Kumar .was beaten black and blue.escaped under the clothes line b) Rex Coker .studied late into the night d) The Painter .one of two figures for a painting d) Celine .Study Material Jack Poderoso Lunel -45 years old teacher -a town above the sea level in Southern France -narrator -smarter than his brother -escaped under cloth line -thumbs up sign Rex Coker’s brother -tinkerer -fond of inventions -blue printing his ideas -purchased a DC motor -American bicycle Schwinn Close Encounter Rex Coker Summer Flight Kumar Kumar’s mother (Ma) Kumar’s father Caught sneezing Hubert Old man Thieves -young and enterprising in late 20s -got job in an MNC -dream country (Utopia) America -obtained green card -lived in an apartment in New York .clever little boy c) Mom .offered to ring the fire brigade e) Dad .10th English .young and enterprising www. Answers: a) offered to ring the fire brigade b) escaped under the clothes line c) was beaten black and blue d) found his first model on the street e) studied late into the night Exercise: 2 (Model -2012) a) Judas .kalvisolai.longed for (missed) his mother -watched ‘V’ shaped flying birds -waited till midnight -urged Kumar to return home -took Kumar to Vedanthangal -hired a telescope -14 years old -a clever little boy -lost his horse -hid under the staircase -performed some magic tricks -blew snuff in the cupboard -palatial house -believed Hubert and gave him food -three hefty men -took away Hubert’s horse -hid in the cupboard -caught by sneezing Question .found his first model on the street c) Hubert .

. . a whistle d... four b.. a thumbs up sign iii.one of the two figures for a painting. five iv).com Page-36 .. a poet v) ... a) six years old b) twelve years old c) fourteen years old d) an infant.There were___thieves hiding in the cupboard.Study Material e) Hubert ...... a..4 Multiple choice: Exercise:1 (April -2012) i) The artist was engaged to paint a mural for a ……...planned to plunder the house d) The bike ..... a.. The brothers started off the ride with ____. a. Judas Iscariot c. a) tunnel b) low hedge c) storm drain d) slippery pipe www... Dad finally got an employment _______.... three d. One of two figures for a painting b) young and enterprising c) fond of playing the piano d).. iii) There were . iv) The brother bought . Shelly ii. a gun shot iii). a wave of the flag c... a) temple b) cathedral c)mosque d) gurudwara ii) Sam was…….. caught in a drain e).... a) a race dog b) a show dog c) an army dog d) a guide dog iii) Kumar lived in ………. clever little boy Exercise: 3 (June -2012) a) Goldy . from a local pawn shop... at a doctor’s clinic b..fond of playing the piano . The painter was trying hard to find a model for a painting of_____.... a beggar d.. a) four b) six c) three d) five.. with an auditing firm Answers: i... Sam d.... with an auditing firm Exercise: 3 (June -2012) i) The important job the dog had was .. an artist b.Sam was named so c) Serge . Diane ii). a.............10th English .... as a clerk c. a) to catch thieves b) to guard Diane's house c) to guide Diane d) to follow Shelly to school. a) a dynamo b) an old battery c) an AC electric motor d) a DC electric motor v) Celine stepped over a . Judas Iscariot v. Mom allowed _______ to keep the dog. six c.... three iv.. as a lecturer d..... ii) The model for the child Jesus was ...hid under the staircase e) The thieves .Schwin Answers: a) Sam was named so b) one of the two figures for a painting c) a council worker d) Schwin e) Planned to plunder the house Question ... Shelly c... a) New York b) Delhi c) The Arctic d) Vedanthangal iv) Hubert saved the old man and his family with just a little … a) Sugar b) salt c) snuff d) Chilli powder v) The sprocket which drove the chain was replaced with… a) a lawnmower b) a pulley and a fan belt c) a motor and a battery d)balloon type tyres Answers: i) Cathedral ii) a guide dog iii) New York iv) snuff v) a Pulley and a fan belt Exercise: 2 (Model -2012) i).a council worker b) Judas . Goldy b... a thumbs up sign b..hid in the cupboard Answers: a).thieves hiding in the house.kalvisolai....... a..

he'd been unable to find a job. What did the flight remind him of ? iii). Exercise: 2 (Model -2012) With a shudder he once again turned to the window. where had seen flocks of birds nestled among the trees. He remembered his childhood picnic with his parents to Vedanthangal. But slowly his vision blurred as tears filled his eyes. She was a proud person and couldn't bear to see her beloved piano sitting on top of the wagon. no piano i) Why was dad looking sad and worried? ii) Why couldn't the boy understand his dad's conditions? iii) What had arrived at his house a few weeks later? iv) Why had the neighbours gathered around in the driveway? v) What was mum and dad's reaction to the incident? Answers: i) Dad was looking sad and worried because he was unable to find a job. is there?" Kumar gazed at the flock flying home from where they had come. ii) The boy could not understand his dad’s conditions because he was too young. I observed the same big horse pulling a cart down our street and it clip-clopped right up into our driveway. iii) ‘A big horse pulling cart’ arrived a few weeks later at his house. The sky was dotted with birds flying in a streamlined ‘V’! They seemed to be hurrying.com Page-37 . watching the birds till they were just specks on the distant horizon. Suddenly it all became clear to me . Dad had hired a telescope to give him a closer view of the nest.month warm sojourn. His father’s words rang clear in his ears "You see Kumar. because 1 thought I would be as happy as a cat in a fish shop to have such a long holiday. i).It was that time of the year when the migratory birds were returning to their homes after a five . v) Mum stayed in the kitchen sobbing and dad sat out in the backyard. no money to pay back the loan. a few weeks later. ‘Home is where the heart is’ Kumar thought. Then. it turned out that. Soon two men began to load mum's piano onto the wagon while all the neighbours gathered around to watch. I began to notice that Dad was moping around the house and looking increasingly sad and worried.10th English . where he saw tiny little nestlings -five of them! Dad had then told him that even though these families resided here. looking sadder than I had ever seen him. What was the ‘V’ shaped formation seen by Kumar? ii). they would soon go back to their homes far in the cold regions of the planet.Study Material Answers: i) to guide Diane ii) Twelve years old iii) three iv) a DC electric motor v) low hedge Question – 5 Comprehension uqeiuqz<!dt<t!uiv<kj < kgt<!hk<kqbqz<!uVlieiz<!nf<k!uig<gqbr<gjt!uqjmbig!wPkUl</! ! Exercise: 1 (April -2012) At the height of mum's happiness. however. And there’s no place like home. Kumar left the room with a sure stride and a strong determination writ large on his countenance. www. iv) The neighbours gathered around in the drive way to watch the piano loaded on to the wagon. Mum stayed in the kitchen sobbing. since returning from the war. though they have stayed here for almost half a year and have enjoyed our climate and the food available. every one of them of one mind as if they had an important goal to pursue.kalvisolai. they know that their home is in the Arctic. no Job. At the time I was too young to understand why anyone would get sad and worried about that. Describe what Kumar had seen amidst the trees while on his picnic. Dad sat out in the backyard next to the chicken shed.

i) What do the words 'beast of an invention' refer to? ii) Why was the boy out of breath? iii) What danger befell the boy watching the rider? iv) How did the boy escape from the danger? v) What did the brother do that resembled the character in the old war-movies? Answers: i) The words beast of an invention referred to the bike. The flight reminded him of his childhood picnic with his parents to Vedanthangal. 'We have lifted off. What behaviour among the birds taught Kumar of the importance of ‘home’? v). ii) The speed of the bike made the boy out of breath. put his bike helmet on along with his leather gloves. Tired as I was I had to run for my life to keep ahead of the invention. iv) The boy hid himself under the clothes line to the back fence. Kumar had decided to return home to India because he realized ‘Home is where the heart is’. where he saw tiny little nestlings-five of them. I tried to keep up with him.movies. The beast came to life and the bike hurried off into the distance.movies where the guy on the ground spins the propeller of the plane. Exercise: 3 (June -2012) My brother saddled up on his beast of an invention. I gave him the thumbs up also and he pushed off to get the bike up to speed before throwing the switch. iii) The boy watched the rider was having a little trouble in turning the bike around. iv. I yelled ! My brother put his hand down and threw the switch. When he reappeared minutes later. Question – 6 Mind Map Filling: Exercise: 1 (April -2012) www. He turned it sharply around the corner and disappeared around the block. Kumar had seen flocks of birds nestled among the trees and with the help of a telescope he had a closer view of the nest. v) The brother threw his leg over the. he was headed straight for me at a high rate of speed. The behaviour of the flock flying home from where they had come taught Kumar of the importance of the ‘home’. He threw his leg over the. contraption and held his thumb up for contact just like in those old war. v. The sky dotted with birds flying in a ‘V’ shaped formation was seen by Kumar.Study Material iv). but the bike was much too fast.kalvisolai. I could see my brother was having a little trouble turning the bike around. contraption and held his thumb up for contact just like in those old war.com Page-38 . What do you think Kumar had decided to do? Give a reason for your answer.10th English . Answers: i. ii. Standing there out of breath with my hands on my knees. Darting through the double gate of the backyard. I managed to escape under the clothes line to the back fence. iii.

10th English . she was the real owner. www.  One day a blind lady came and claimed the dog.com Page-39 .  No one came and claimed the dog.Study Material Answers: i) to get some help ii) hiding inside a cupboard iv) a storm in the cupboard v) the narrow opening iii) the impending danger Exercise: 2 (Model -2012) Answers: i. Sam:  Shelly saw a wounded dog. His mom put a notice in the paper. iii.  So Shelly returned the dog to her. The Piano Lesson:  The author’s Dad bought a piano on loan. came there to claim the dog. ! Exercise: 3 (June -2012) ! Answers: i) the living room ii) he had no job iii) the piano iv) a job in an accounting firm v) bought a new piano for cash ! Question-7 Paragraph: Kj{h<him! ohVuqeiuqx<G! uqjmbtqh<hkx<G! Lkz<! 4! Kj{h<himg<gjkgTg<G! d{<mie! ohVuqeig<gjt!hck<kiz<! OhiKlieK!we<x!nch<hjmbqz<! Lkz<! &e<X!himr<gTg<G!lm<Ml<! ogiMg<gh<hm<Mt<tK/!li{uv<gt<!-ux<jx!lm<MliuK!fe<G!hck<Kg<!ogit<t!Ou{<Ml</! 1. 2. v.  Mum got skill through practice.kalvisolai. ii. iv. loved him.  Shelly named it Goldy.  He nursed it. was Sam.  She called it ‘Sam’.

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Salem district. More than half of the area in tile Nilglri’s is under forest. Other
districts hold 1 % to 5% of area under forests. Thanjavur being the alluvial plain
is suitable for agriculture which has less than 1 % of forest cover.
The forests of Tamil Nadu have different types of trees. Most of the trees in,
the state shed their leaves in the dry season. Tamil Nadu has large areas of
sandal wood plantations, about 5,88,000 hectares. Hard wood trees are available
in the forests of Coimbatore, Nilgiris and Kanyakumari. Trees that are used as
fuel are found in Madurai, Coimbatore had Thanjavur districts. Kanyakumari
district has rubber plantations.
Answers:
Notes:
Forests in Tamilnadu
Distribution of forests uneven – dense in western districts, Javadi hills and Salem – Half of
Nilgiris under forest – other districts less forests – Thanjavur an alluvial plain –
different kinds of trees – shed leaves in dry season – Sandal wood in 5, 88, 000 hectares
– hard wood trees in Coimbatore, Nilgiris and Kanyakumari fuel – rubber plantations in
Kanyakumari
Summary:
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Forests in Tamilnadu
The distribution of forests in the state is very uneven. There is more
concentration in the western districts and in the Javadi hills. More than half of
the area in the Nilgiris is under forest. Thanjavur covered by less than 1 % of
forest. The forests of Tamil Nadu have different types of trees. Tamil Nadu has
large areas of sandal wood plantations. Hard wood trees are available in some
districts. Madurai, Coimbatore and Thanjavur districts mostly have trees for fuel.
Kanyakumari district has rubber plantations.
Fair copy:
Forests in Tamil Nadu
The distribution of forests in Tamil Nadu is very uneven. Concentration of
forests is more in the western districts and Javadi hills. More than half of Nilgiris
is under forest. We find Hard wood trees in Coimbatore, Nilgiris and
Kanyakumari and Fire wood trees in Madurai, Coimbatore and Thanjavur.
Rubber plantations are found in Kanyakumari.
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Words in my summary
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Exercise: 2 (Model -2012)
No study of English can be complete without a reference dictionary of idioms. A
very useful and easily available reference material is The Collins Dictionary of
English Idioms. This dictionary contains clearly explained meanings of over three
thousand common English idioms. To make the meaning even clearer, and to show you
how the idiom can be used, each idiom is provided with a suitable sample sentence . In
this dictionary, the emphasis is on ‘true’ idioms.These are expressions whose meanings
cannot be easily worked out from the words they contain. The dictionary also
provides a great many variations in the way these idioms are used. The main emphasis ,
however is on providing an understanding of the meaning of the idioms, rather than
attempting to be a complete guide to idiomatic usage.
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Notes
ENGLISH IDIOMS
Importance of Reference dictionary of idioms – Use of Collins Dictionary of
English Idioms – meanings of over three thousand idioms – with sample sentence –
emphasis on ‘true’ idioms – variations in usage – main emphasis for understanding.

Summary
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No study of English can be complete without a reference dictionary of idioms. A
very useful and easily available reference material is The Collins Dictionary of
English Idioms. It has more than three thousand idioms. To make the meaning even
clearer, and to show you how the idiom can be used, each idiom is provided with a
suitable sample sentence. It emphasizes the understanding of idioms.
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ENGLISH IDIOMS
Study of English will not complete without a reference dictionary of idioms.
‘Collins dictionary of English idioms’ is useful one for understanding English idioms. It has more
than three thousand idioms with their meaning and sample sentences. It will help the learner to
understand idioms.
words in passage = 131
words in summary = 45
Exercise: 3 (June -2012)
We do not realise the fact that our minds are moulded by the books we read. In fact we
have several means by which we acquire knowledge today – the radio, the TV, the newspapers
and magazines, the internet etc. But reading books is the most ancient and the most effective them
of all. Reading a book is different and it is an activity which gives us immense pleasure. We are
never alone when we have the company of books. In the modern world , we have very little time.
When we have a little leisure, we watch TV, gossip or run to parties, clubs or other social
activities. We are afraid to be alone with ourselves, afraid to sit quietly and think. We are happy
with others but not with ourselves. Reading a book on such an occasion gives us the comfort of
good company and true pleasure.
Answers:
Notes
Reading Books
We realise – fact that our minds – moulded by the books – several means – acquire
knowledge today – radio, TV, newspapers. magazines and internet etc – reading books – ancient,
effective – a different experience – gives immense pleasure – a good company – leisure time –
social activities – gives us comfort, pleasure
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Reading Books

Our mind is moulded by the books we read. We have several means to acquire knowledge
today by the TV, the newspapers, magazines and internet. But reading books are the most ancient
and effective way to get knowledge. It gives us immense pleasure. Peoples are engaging their time
by watching TV and doing some social activities nowadays. They are wanted to be engaged
always. They are afraid to be alone. They are happy with others but not with themselves. Reading
a book gives us the comfort, good company and pleasure.
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Our mind is moulded by the books. We acquire knowledge by TV, newspapers, magazines
and internet. Reading books are the ancient method. It gives pleasure. Peoples engage with TV
and social activities. They are afraid to be alone and not happy with themselves. Reading books
give us comfort.
Words in the given passage = 148
Words in my summary
= 48

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Radha : Pushpa, Ihave brought my family photo album to show you.
Pushpa: Have you? Let me see it. Oh! Is this you? You must have been about five
years old when this was taken.
Radha: Yes. …………………
Pushpa: And who is this? ………………….
Radha : Yes, that’s my father. We took this photo when …………..
Pushpa: And this photo is a family photo, isn’t it?
Radha : Yes, this is my mother. These are ………………..
Pushpa: ……………………?
Answers:
Radha : Yes, You are right
Pushpa: Is he your father?
Radha : I was five year old / I went to the exhibition.
Radha : My brothers and sisters.
Pushpa: Shall I take it?
Exercise: 2 (Model -2012)
Gautham : May I come in Madam?
Teacher : ------------------------------Gautham : My bus broke down. So I could not come to school on time.
Teacher :---------------------,otherwise she will mark you absent.
Gautham : ---------------------------------Teacher :--------------------------------Gautham :----------------------------------Answers:
1. Yes, you may. Why are you late?
2. You’d better go and inform your class teacher.

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of course.Study Material 3. come in.kalvisolai. sir! i) Shop keeper : ………………………… Customer : I want to exchange this cell phone. : Do you have the bill? : Here is your new cell phone. Ramya : Which course do you want to take up? Vidhya : I prefer IT. 5. What about you? Ramya : I like to join Medicine Vidhya : Good Luck. I have the bill and warranty. Shop keeper : Can I repair it for you? iii) Customer : No. Madam.Writing dialogue (djvbimz<!wPKkz<*! ! !uqeiuqz<!bii<!bii<!OhSl<hc!djvbimz<!wPks<!osiz<zq!-Vg<gqxiv<gt<!we<X! g{<Mhqck<K!djvbimjz!wPkk<!okimr<G/! !Lkzqz< May I come in?!!Yes. Take it. Exercise: 3 (June -2012) Customer : Good Morning. Answers: i) Shop keeper ii) Shop keeper Customer iii) Shop keeper iv) Shop keeper : What do you want? : What is the problem? : No. May I inform her now? 4. Ramya : Do you want to be an engineer? Vidhya : Yes. Madam. ! Section III (CommunicationSkills:15marks)! 10. ii) Shop keeper : ……………… Customer : It doesn’t work. but be quick. Please excuse m. sir.10th English . Customer : Thank you.com Page-44 . we<x!uig<gqbr<gtqz<!djvbimjzk<! okimr<g!Lcgqxki!we<X!hiv<kK < !okimr<gUl</! !Lkzqz<!OhShuVg<G!Ofvig!Good morning weUl<!nMk<K!hkqz<! osiz<huVg<G!Ofvig!Good morning weUl<!okimr<gUl</! What – we<e@!!!!! When –wh<ohiPK@ Whom –biVg<G@! Who –!biv<@ Whose –biVjmb@ How much –!wu<utU@!!! Why –We<@!! What for –!wkx<gig@ How many –!wk<kje@ How long – wu<utU!gizl</K~vl<@ Where – wr<Og@!! How – wh<hc@ !djvbimjz!Lcg<Gl<OhiK!Lkzqz<!OhShuVg<G!Ofvig!Thank you weUl<! gjmsqbig!hkqz<!osiz<huVg<G!Ofvig Welcome weUl<!Lcg<gUl</! Exercise: 1 (April -2012) Write a dialogue with at least five utterances between two brothers/sisters discussing the job they would like to take up when they are older Answers: Ramya : Hey! What are you reading? Vidhya : I am preparing for my Entrance Exam? Ramya : What Entrance ? Vidhya : AIEEE. v) Shop keeper : ……………………………. iv) Shop keeper : ……………………………. Ramya : Do you want to go abroad? Vidhya : No.? Customer : yes. I want to exchange it. ………………………. I want to be with my parents. Thank you. Yes. www.

Shopkeeper : Is it so? Give it to me. Fill it and bring it with 2 photos. living in the above address. Do you have Ration card? Student : Yes sir. cricket bat -10 Test tube – 50 cricket ball – 20 Test tube stand – 10 www. Thank you very much sir.164) !gckk<kqe<!Lg<gqbh<!hGkqjb!lm<Ml<!uqjmbig!wPk!Ou{<c!-Vh<hkiz<! hqe<uVl<!ohiKuie!kguz<gt<!gckk<kqz<!dt<tuiX!uqjmjb!wPkUl</!  Complaining Letter I am _______. I want to open an account in your bank Manager : What kind of account? Student : A savings bank account. Manager : OK. I have the expected qualifications. Manager : Bring your introducer also. Thank you very much. Letter Writing (book-36. living in the above address. Customer : That’s good. Thank you very much! Exercise: 3 (June -2012) Write a dialogue with atleast five utterances between a bank manager and a student who wants to open a bank account. Shopkeeper : Then no problem. Manager : Good. here it is. Customer : Yes sir. exchange it with a new one.  Ordering letter Please send me the following items. 86. I will do my best. I shall check it. Manager : Why do you want to open the account? Student : It is for my loan purpose sir. I saw your advertisement. Manager : Do you have any introducer? Student : Yes. 11. Answers: Customer : Sir.kalvisolai. We shall exchange it. Student : Sure sir. do you remember me? Shopkeeper : Yes. it has some defect in it. Customer : It’s very nice. Shopkeeper : Take this new one. If you appoint me.10th English . it’s a new one. Take this application. Answers: Student : Sir. Thanking you. you bought a watch yesterday. Shopkeeper : Ok. but the watch stops very often. Thanking you.com Page-45 . Student : Certainly. It has warranty. I am sorry to inform you that ____________ Please take necessary action. Customer : Sorry sir.  Applying for a post I am _______. Please consider my application. Customer : No doubt. Please. We shall repair it. don’t worry.136.Study Material Exercise: 2 (Model -2012) Write a dialogue with at least ten utterances between a shopkeeper and a customer who wishes to get his defective watch exchanged.

English Text Book – 20 copies X std. Sub: Invitation to preside over the inauguration of Literary Association ______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Thank you. Dear Uncle. Exercise: 2 (Model -2012) Ramesh wanted to write to Mr Nagaraj asking him to be the Chief Guest for a function in his school. Nilgri District.10th English . He had the format of his letter ready but had yet to write the content.Nagaraj Professor of English ABC Arts College K City Pin YYY YYY Dear Sir. 20.kalvisolai. How are you? __________________ My greetings to all.2010 From K. www.Study Material X std.com Page-46 . Everon Heights. 2012. She had started her letter but had not completed it. _______________________________________________________________ __________________ Yours loving niece. How is the climate in Ooty? Are you free? Shall I come next week? Kindly reply me. I like to spend my holidays with you. Chennai-600 020. Complete the content of her letter in about 100 words. How are you? My exams are over. Exercise: 1 (April -2012) Kavya wanted to write a letter to her uncle to ask him if she could spend her summer holidays with him. Dated 13th April.Ramesh School Pupil Leader XYZ Higher Secondary School B City Pin XXX XXX To Mr C.  Personal letter I am fine. Kavya Address on the envelope Mr. Answers: I am fine. Ramesh 20. Thanking you. 4th Street. S. English Saraswathi Notes–20 copies We’ll send the amount soon. Complete the content of his letter in about 100 words. Convey my regards to all. Ootacamund. B City 3rd November. Gandhi Nagar.

School pupil leader of XYZ Higher Secondary School.com Page-47 . How are you? I was very happy to receive your gift of a digital camera on my birthday. P.contact no . ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………. It shall remind me of your love.30% discount sale .all electronic appliances additional warranty. Sreeja. We’ll be happy.Nagar. I like it very much. We are happy to invite you as the Chief Guest for the function. Convey my regards to aunty..admission open . 2012. My dear uncle.15. It is very beautiful and useful to me.gifts with every purchase. DISCOUNT Ohie<x!uiv<kj ! wPkq!um<mlqmUl</! !  uqtl<hvl<!okimv<hie!hmr<gjt!gm<mibl<!ujvbUl<! ! uqtl<hvk<kqe<!gQph < Gkqbqz<!gm<mibl<!Lguvqjb!gm<ml<!gm<c!wPkUl</ ! ! ! ! Exercise: 1 (April -2012) a) Zee Fine Arts Academy . Q. Her uncle Ranjan had presented her a watch. Address on the envelope: Mr. Pin: XXXXXX. We have planned to celebrate our school sports day on 2nd July 2012.R. Sreeja wants to thank him for the gift. Tata Nagar.Carnatic vocal.kalvisolai. Yours lovingly. Exercise: 3 (June -2012) Sreeja celebrated her birthday last week. SALE. Answers: I am fine. B City. Advertisement ! ! ogiMg<gh<hm<m!kguz<gjtg<!ogi{<M!uqtl<hvl<!kbivqk<kz<!! !  uqtl<hv!ucujlh<jh!osb<b!yV!LP!keqh<!hg<gk<kqz<!border! ! Ohim<Mg<ogi{<M!okimr<gUl</! ! Ogt<uqbqz<!ogiMg<gh<hm<m!wz<zi!osix<oximv<gTl<!!(Phrase*!uqjmbqz<! ! ! ouu<OuX!hGkqbqz<!-Vg<g!Ou{<Ml</! < kgjt!ohvqbkig!Bold Ng! !  FREE.10th English .duration of course – fees (OR) b) Eagle Electronic Ltd. Answers: a) Zee Fine Arts Academy www.Ramesh (SPL) Answers: I am Ramesh.Study Material Yours sincerely. 36.K. The format of the letter is ready. Rajan.drawing and art classes . A City. if you accept our invitation. . OFFER.Street. veena-violin guitar-keyboard classes . K. Thank you very much for your kind gift 12. Help Sreeja to complete the content of her letter in about 100 words. I will meet you in person to give you the invitation from our Headmaster. 29th March.

Study Material Admission open Carnatic vocal Veena.Trichy. No 125. Trichy – 620 001 b) What you have been waiting for ‘is here’ An another legend from Hero – Honda fàxx~ ÄÉÉ~ Affordable Price www.Attractive Look All are Export Quality Gents’/ Ladies’ / Kids’ apparels 23. NSB Road. Answers: a) Sea of dress materials Aadi Sale 15 % Discount Grant Look Clothes Shop Blended with Your life Affordable Price . Grand look . Exercise: 2 (Model -2012) a).comfortable ride – sleek look .affordable price.: 9789381555.gents’/ladies’/ kids’ apparels OR b).New Millennium Bike . guitar keyboard classes Drawing and Art classes Duration of Course : 10 Months Fees: Rs.300/Month Contact No. b) Eagle Electronics Ltd.10th English .kalvisolai.clothes shop –Aadi sale -15%discount . violin. All Electronic Appliances 30% discount sale additional warranty Gifts with every purchase. New street.com The New Millenium Bike Comfortable ride Page-48 .

125.Expanding Headlines (book-107)!!kjzh<Hs<!osb<kqgjt!uqvqk<K!wPKkz<! Head line expansion .Road Banglore.stulap. Exercise: 3 (June -2012) a) Laptop & Computer shop – Systems for students – special discounts – affordable price – limited period offer – details: visit www. Ans: India won 70 medals at Asian Games in New Delhi.kalvisolai.Road – Bangalore.Study Material CKA Motors. sight-seeing – book now – Tours and Travels – M.20. Section IV (Expansion of ideas: 35 marks) 13.Tips : ! Gxqh<Hgt<.G.accommodation. Our Indian Prime Minister greeted all the winners. Trichy. !Ogt<uq!Past tensez<!)ohVl<hiZl< verb dme<!ed!-Vf<kiz<*!hkqzqz<!njk!Passive voice www. Answers: a) SURYA LAP TOP & COMPUTER SHOP AFFORDABLE PRICE SPECIAL DISCOUNTS SYSTEMS FOR STUDENTS LIMITED PERIOD OFFER ALL BRANDS AVAILABLE Visit : www.000/.com Page-49 .10th English .! !uqjm!Gjxf<khm<sl<!3!uig<gqbr<gt<!-Vg<g!Ou{<Ml</< ! ! !Ogt<uq!Present tensez<!-Vf<kiz<!(verb dme<!s!-Vf<kiz<*!njk!Past tense )verbJ! Past form) Ng!lix<xq!wPkUl</! Ex : India wins 70 medals at Asian Games..com (OR) b) b) Malaysia – 3 nights and 2 days – Rs.stulap.G. Annanagar west.Seeing Kalai Tours and Travels M.com b) TRIP TO MALAYSIA 3 Nights and 2 Days SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR CHILDREN Comfortable Accomodation & Splendid Sight .

tomorrow*!Gxqh<hqmUl</! ! Exercise: 1 (April -2012) a) Schools closed due to heavy rains b) Storage reduced at reservoir for repair c) Students collect funds for flood relief d) Indian swimmers win Gold in Olympics e) PM to attend UNO meet.Study Material )nkiuK verbg<G!Le<eiz<!is nz<zK are nz<zK was nz<zK were)Osv<kK < !wPkUl</! Ex : 4 policemen selected for Anna Medal. Chennai students collected funds for flood relief. So the district collector announced holiday for all the schools.com Page-50 .the) Okjubie!-mr<gtqz<!OhimUl<! Ex : Govt.!yesterday. The passengers were suffered.kalvisolai. declare 2 day holiday Ans : The Tamil Nadu Government declared a two-day holiday for schools on behalf of by election in Pudukottai ! !%Mkz<!kguz<gtig!)sl<hul<!fmf<k!-ml<!.10th English . b)The Stanly reservoir was damaged due to heavy rain last month. releases new coin-Big Temple Centenary b) India Wins Medals at CWG c) Heavy floods in Bihar.I. an. More than 60 percent of the crops were ruined there. He meets American President Obama after the meeting. Reserve bank of India has released its new coin in the remembrance of this event. So storage of water was reduced for the repairing work.!Trichy. Ans : Rain delayed Air India flight landing yesterday at Trichy. Answers: a)There was heavy rain yesterday. d) Four Indian swimmers won Gold medal in Olympics. d) Aids awareness day was celebrated on 1st December. They were given a cash prize of Rs. Chennai!lx<Xl<! Ofvk<jkg<!. !Ogt<uqbqz<!Infinitive verb(verb g<G!Le<eiz<!to!uf<kqVf<kiz<*!hkqjz!Future Tensez<! )nkiuK verbg<G!Le<!will Ohim<M)!wPkUl</ Ex : Committee to monitor new policy on Education Ans : A Committee was appointed by the Central Government. crops ruined d) Students take up rally to create AIDS awareness e) Obama to visit India in November Answers: a) The Big Temple Centenary year is celebrated this year. Salem.B. It will monitor new policy on Education !Ogt<uqbqz<! < Abbreviation uf<kiz<!hkqzqz<!njk!uqvquig<gq!wPkUl<!! !!!!!Ex : Rain delays AI flight landing. 3 lakhs each by chief minister of Tamil Nadu. ! !Articles (a. c) People of southern coastal areas were heavily affected due to floods. e) Prime Minister of India leaves Delhi to attend UNO meeting at Geneva. Exercise: 2 (Model -2012) a) S. Indian athletes won 45 Gold medals in it. www. Tamil Nadu Police announced yesterday. b) Common Wealth games are going on at Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. Ans : Four Policemen were selected for Anna Medal for their best services. c) Heavy rain lashed Bihar. Students from local schools took up a rally to create awareness among people.

Study Material e) US president Barack Obama will visit India in November this year. the Prime Ministers and other higher officials. Reporters said that over 250 people dead and many are injured. Exercise: 3 (June -2012) a) Earthquake in Turkey – over 250 dead b) Railway fares to go up says Railway Minister c) Bus driver prevents major accident d) India wins Test series against Australia e) Diabetic day celebrated with Free check up Answers: a) A heavy earthquake occurred in Turkey yesterday. Pie Charts/Bar Diagram/Tables (book-38.160) ujvhml<!hiv<k<K!uqeig<gTg<G!uqjmbtqk<kz< Gxqh<Hgt<.10th English . 14.90. e) The world diabetic day was celebrated in Trichy diabetic care yesterday. He will meet the President. He saved the lives of nearly 100 passengers.com Page-51 . c) Bus driver Raja prevented a major bus accident in Madurai last evening. d) Indian cricket team won the test series against Australia in Australia. It regained the Border and Gavaskar trophy after five years.kalvisolai. Our railway minister announced yesterday. Nearly 500 peoples are benefited. They had organized for a free diabetic check up. b) Due to the rise of the oil price in the international market the rail fares will be increased soon.! !ogiMg<gh<hm<m!hmk<jkBl<!kjzh<jhBl<!wz<zi!uquvr<gTl<!oktquigh<!HvqBl<!ujv! %v<fK < !Ofig<gUl</ !hqe<ev<!Ogt<uqgjth<!hck<K!Hvqf<Kogit<tUl</! !Ogt<uqbqz<!highest / more/ most / maximum!we<x!uiv<kj < kgt<!uf<kiz<!ohVl<hiZl<!nK! hmk<kqz<!ogiMg<g < h<hm<m!uquvr<gtqz<!nkqg!lkqh<Ht<tux<jx!/!nkqg!w{<{qg<jgjbg<! ogi{<m!uqjm uqjmbig!-Vg< Gl</! uqjm !Ogt<uqbqz<!lowest / less / least / minimum!we<x!uiv<kj < kgt<!uf<kiz<!ohVl<hiZl<!nK! hmk<kqz<!ogiMg<g < h<hm<m!uquvr<gtqz<!Gjxf<k!lkqh<Ht<tux<jx!/!Gjxf<k!w{<{qg<jgjbg<! ogi{<m!uqjm uqjmbig!-Vg< Gl</! uqjm !Ogt<uqbqz<!total!we<x!uiv<kj < k!uf<kiz<!ohVl<hiZl<!nK!hmk<kqz<!ogiMg<<gh<hm<m! uquvr<gtqz<!!WOkEl<!3!nz<zK!nkx<G!Olx<hm<m!Ht<tququvr<gjt!%m< %m<c!wPKl<<! uqjmbig!-Vg< Gl</! uqjm !Ogt<uqbqz<!difference!we<x!uiv<k<jk!uf<kiz<!ohVl<hiZl<!nK!hmk<kqz<!ogiMg<g < h<hm<m! uquvr<gtqz<!WOkEl<!3!Ht<tququvr<gjt!gpqk< gpqk<K!wPKl<! < uqjmbig!-Vg< Gl</! uqjm !Ogt<uqbqz<!same/equally!we<x!uiv<k<jk!uf<kiz<!nkx<G!hmk<kqz<!ogiMg<g < h<hm<m! uquvr<gtqz<!!sllie!lkqh<Hjmb!3!nz<zK!nkx<G!Olx<hm<m!!Ht<tququvr<gjt!Gxqh<hqm! Ou{<Ml</! ! ! ! ! ! Exercise: 1 (April -2012) www.

Krishnan's Expenditure i).The difference between the expenditure on food and savings is equal to that on (a) rent (b) clothes and entertainment (c) education (d) savings iv). The expenditure on clothes is ______ that on entertainment.kalvisolai.Study Material i) The library gives most importance to a) Novels and short stories b) Reference books b) History and Geography d) Biographies ii) The least percentage of books stored in this library is those on a) Science b) History and Geography c) Arts d) Novels and Short stories iii) There are as many books on science as there are on a) Biographies b) Arts c) Novels and short stories d) Reference iv) There is a ……… difference between books on science. a) 20% b) 15% c) 10% d) 5% v) The percentage of books on biographies is ……… that of books on History and Geography. clothes and rent. a) more than b) less than c) same as d) half of Answers: i) Reference books ii) Arts iii) Biographies iv) 5% v) Same as Exercise: 2 (Model -2012) Mr. Mr Krishnan spends equally on (a) food and education (b) food and clothes (c) food and rent (d) education and clothes ii).10th English . and those on Novels and short stories. www.State whether the following statement is true: Expenditure on food and savings equals the sum of the expenditure on entertainment. iii).com Page-52 .

a) kitchen wastes b) chemical wastes c) wind swept rubbish d) toilet waste water iii) 10% of the river is used for….. Identify two items of equal expenditure. ii – wind swept rubbish . c) 20% d) 15%. The expenditure on savings is ______ that on education.bathing cattle in river. 15% .10th English .Washing cloths in river. i. i) What causes major pollution to water bodies? a) washing clothes in river b) bathing cattle in rivers c) Using lakes a public toilet d) unfavoured well ii) Identify the waste that is not dumped into the river.. a) washing clothes c) bathing cattle c) washing clothes and bathing cattle d) throwing waste into the river. a) 40% b) 5%.Study Material (a) greater than (b) the same as (c) less than (d) double v).Uncovered wells 40% .per cent of hazard to water bodies in Sharath's locality is caused by uncovered wells. On which item does the family spend the maximum amount of money? a) education b) food c) house rent d) transport iii.using lakes as public toilets 5% . v) State whether the following statement is true or false Sharath's locality does not have clean water. 5% . a) savings & food b) house rent and education c) clothing and transport d) food and education www. education iv.draining kitchen and toilet waste water into lakes and river.Throwing chemical waste into lakes and river. (a)twice (b)half of (c)equal to (d)more than Answers: i. iii – wind swept rubbish . iv) . twice Exercise: 3 (June -2012) 20% .. v – True Exercise-4: . 15% .. the same as v.kalvisolai... food and rent ii.com Page-53 . iv – 20%. What does the bar graph represent? a) income b) expenditure c) profit d) business ii. True iii. Answers: i – Using lakes a public toilet .

poison. Government insists to harvest rain waters. They are pretty and colourful.two main kinds – useful. SAVE WORLD !gjk!ogiMg<gh<hm<cVf<kiz<!hk<kqjb(ParagraphJ) Past tense-z< wPkUl<//! !ohiKuie!kjzh<H!(General Topic)!ogiMg<gh<hm<cVf<kiz<! < hk<kqjb(ParagraphJ) Simple Present Tensez<!!uqjm!wPkUl<//! ! Exercise: 1 (April -2012) a) Conservation of water . Which item comes fourth in terms of expenses? a) clothing b) house rent c) education d) transport Answers: i-b. (OR) b) Insects .kalvisolai.avoid domestic wastage harvest rain water . when the spider.water essential for life . It is essential for our life. Locusts eat growing plants and destroy crops. They act as sponges. 15. avoid domestic wastages.recycle water . The harmful insects are locusts and mosquitoes. It is better to prevent something www. Exercise: 2 (Model -2012) a). Developing Hints!Gxqh<Hgjt!hk<kqbig!wPK!! ! Gxqh<Hgt<. iv-True. Millions of people die by malaria every year.food and clothing – harmful: locusts.grow trees. It controls soil erosion and act as sponges. Answers: Title: Conservation of water Water is the basic need of all living beings.pretty. SAVE WORLD Title: Insects Insects are classified into two main kinds. We must conserve water during all seasons. v-d. SAVE TREES. iii. it makes honey. They are useful and harmful. SAVE NATURE  SAVE WATER. Silk worms . Recycling is also one of the ways to save water. Mosquitoes cause malaria.harmful . mosquitoes . v.honey and silk . Is this statement true or false? The family spends the least amount of money on education.! !ogiMg<gh<hm<Mt<t!3!uqeig<gtqz<!WOkEl<!ye<xqx<G!lm<Ml<!uqjm!wPkUl</! !ohiVk<klie!kjzh<H!ye<X!wPkUl</! !ye<X!nz<zK!-v{<M!hk<kqgtig!wPkUl</!! !hqxG!yV!ohiVk<klie!SOzige<!wPkUl</!  ALL IS WELL  SAVE TREES. We get honey from bees. When the bee sucks.mosquitoes cause malaria .Study Material iv.10th English . It helps us to fulfill our water needs during summer.millions die -_ neither harmful nor useful butterfly. SAVE NATURE  SAVE TIGER. _ students _ study Page-54 . We must grow trees to get more rain.must conserve during all seasons – suggestions: link rivers .c.locusts eat growing plants . ladybird .basic need . To conserve water. colourful. ii-b. Useful insects are bees and silk worms.destroy crops .useful bees. Silk worm produces silk. Few insects are neither harmful nor useful like butterfly and ladybird. we should link rivers.com disastrous before it happens. We weave silk sarees with it.

It gets dirty often. We should take care of our health to avoid diseases. colleges.end of day . We should prevent others cutting down trees. Forests give us a good rain-fall and it is the cause of all natural resources. I am proud of my shoes. b) Shoes I like my shoes very much. We should create awareness among people especially in schools and colleges regarding saving trees.helps blood (OR) circulation . SAVE TREES. Every family should save money to avoid getting trapped into debts.air is cool – less pollution . Walking gives exercise to our muscles. By taking preventive measures we can save money rather than spending on medicines. 16. We should not get into any bad habits spoiling our health. Exercise: 3 (June -2012) a) Morning walk -just before sunrise .10th English .I stay clean .light . It helps me to stay clean.feel comfortable . I clean and polish it every day.a pleasant time . It is light weighted.Study Material daily lessons _ work _ regularly __avoid scoring less _ family_ save money __ avoid getting into debts __ take care of health __ avoid diseases __ save money _ rather than spending on medicines (OR) b). exercise to muscles .proud of my shoes Answers: a) Walking Walking is a good exercise. They should work regularly to avoid scoring less mark.Students should avoid failures by studying their daily lessons properly. Answers: Title: Prevention Prevention is better than cure. In the same way it is better to prevent something disastrous before it happens.smell bad . Prevention is better than cure.kalvisolai.gives. It helps for good blood circulation. create awareness in public __ regarding __ saving trees __ preventing __ cutting down trees.my gratitude clean and polish – every morning . SAVE WORLD.refreshes body and mind b) I like my shoes . Morning is a pleasant time for walking.but protect me . Title: Trees Trees are the real wealth of a nation. It helps me to run easily. It is less polluted.com Page-55 . Sometimes it smells bad but it protects me from thorns many times. All students should aim at planting at least few trees.shoes get dirty . I feel comfortable. Forests aid rain-fall ___ natural resources ___ students ___ aim in life __ planting of trees __ encourage _ in schools.last for months – take me . Match the slogan (ohiVm<gjtBl<!nkx<Gxqb!osix<oximv<gjtBl<!ohiVk<Kkz</< *! sqz!ohiVt<gTg<G!nkEme<!okimv<Hjmb!uivk<jkgOt!uqjmbig!njlBl</! ! www. We can breathe cool air. They should not be cut down. We should encourage people to plant trees.long walks .Tree __ wealth of a nation __ should not be cut down.can run easily . I go for long walks for the past few months with it. It refreshes our body and mind.

Blooms from the looms dazzling diamonds.dark and oily .10th English . You are what you wear e). go . On your guard d). Answers: a) A sweet gift of love b) Blooms from the looms dazzling diamonds c) Choose the colour of your smile d) Home away from home e) for a confident smile. Exercise: 2 (Model -2012) a) Wrist watch b) Jewellery c) Clothes d) Pens e) Slippers Answers: a).kalvisolai.remove dirt from clothes Page-56 . Dazzle and Sparkle c). The Magic of Words .On your guard .com . go Exercise: 3 (June -2012) a) Pens b) Cell phone www.The Magic of Words .A sweet gift of love d) Hill resort . Get set.For a confident smile c) Lipstick .You are what you wear .Choose the colour of your smile e) Toothpaste .Wear and tear b).Dazzle and Sparkle .Study Material No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Product Adidas Air conditioner Ball-point/gel pen Cell one Computer Credit card Detergent Digital camera Dress Hair oil Lipstick Soap Telescope Tooth paste Torch light Health drink Credit card Motor bike Glass Tyres Books Colours Tiles Furniture Chewing gum Bonsai Slogan Impossible is nothing Bring Switzerland into your room Flawless writing Connecting India Doorstep to knowledge Buy now pay later Washes white Say cheese and freeze/ keep the moments For elegant look For long hair Choose the colour of your smile Soup to your skin Add new scope to your life For confident smile The sunbeam in your hand Save your bones Plastic money Moves like wind Handle with care Born tough Sharpen your IQ Paint your world Smooth flooring Make home look grand Sweetens your breath Greening indoors Exercise: 1 (April -2012) a) Chocolates .Home away from home b) Silk sarees .Get set.

r<giju!ki{<cs<!osz</!  Turn Right .dr<gt<!nVOg!fQr<gt<!_ _ _ _ (nf<k!-mk<jkh<*!hiv<g<gzil</! Exercise: 1 (April -2012) You are a leader at school and you have to send your schoolmates to the Public Hall for the Annual Day Rehearsals.10th English . Road map!ujvhml<!hiv<kK < !upqosiz<Zg! ! ! ! ! ! ! Gxqh<Hgt<. 7) Turn left on the 1st Cross Road.H.connectivity on the move .sijzbqz<!-xr<gq!-mK/uzK!hg<gl<!kqVl<H/!  Go straight along the (Gandhi) road.kalvisolai.uzKhg<gl<!kqVl<H/!  Turn Left . Guide him with your directions in about 50 words.com Page-57 .-mKhg<gl<!kqVl<H/!  Cross the road . b) connectivity on the move e) dark and oily c) remove dirt from clothes 17. 8) You will find the Public Hall on your left. 6) Walk past the Deep stores and Amit Hotel on to your left side. www. A stranger asks you to direct him to a textile shop. Guide them with your directions in about 50 words Answers: 1) Turn Left in the road before you 2) Walk straight on the 2nd lane.silky glow .! !!gQpg < {<m!uiv<k<jkgjt!hbe<hMk<kq!uqjm!wPkUl</! !Step down the road and turn left /right .Study Material c) Washing machine d) Diapers e) Fairness cream Answers: a) The magic of words d) dry babies . -!)gif<kq*!sijzbqz<!Ofiigs<!osz/<!!  Walk past the park .sijzjbg<!gmf<K!osz</!  It is opposite to the _ _. Exercise: 2 (Model -2012) You are near the park.dry babies.the magic of words .nK!_ _ _ _ g<G!wkqvqz<!dt<tK//!  You will find the _ _ _ _ nearby . 3) Reach and Turn Right 4) Walk past the 1st lane Richia Road and reach Major Lal Road 5) Turn Right and cross the road.

www. 4) Walk straight in the Main road.10th English . An old man who is sick asks you to direct him to the hospital nearby. And there seemed to be nothing beyond. 18. We were nearing the end of a dismal day. 7) Turn right before the hotel. 6) You will find a hotel before you.Study Material Answers: 1) Step down the road before you and turn left. Exercise: 3 (June -2012) You are near the school.kalvisolai. Answers: 1) Walk along the road 2) Turn left in the first cut 3) Walk straight in the Gandhi road for a few minutes 4) Reach the signal 5) Turn right and walk a few steps 6) You will see the Get Well Hospital on your right side. Guide him with your directions in about 50 words. 5) Turn left after the temple. Paraphrasing a poem uqeiuqz<!dt<t!uiv<kj < kgt<!himzqz<!uVlieiz<!njkk<!okimv<fK < !uVl<!uiv<kj < kgjt! uqjmbig!wPkUl</! ! Exercise: 1 (April -2012) Daddy Fell into the Pond Everyone grumbled. We had nothing to do and nothing to say. 2) Walk past the park 3) You will reach the main road. The sky was gray. 8) After the hotel you will find the Abirami textiles.com Page-58 .

And wobbles as it spins.... not pay heed ii. Daddy suddenly…………… Immediately everyone grew merry and bright. rivers never flow In straight efficient lines www. when Daddy fell into the pond.. You did (i)______to her when she told you to plant trees.10th English . wise her pleas were Exercise: 3 (June -2012) Thank God. You should have rationed your greed and paid her heed.. with sheer delight. and now the taps are dry. But wonder oval orbits Far away in space.Study Material THEN Daddy fell into the pond! And everyone's face grew merry and bright. a water conservation measure you say.. Thank God.. with nothing to do or say. They released a water rationing schedule today. Oh quick! He's crawling out of the duckweed! click! Then the gardener suddenly slapped his knee.. Thank God. and shot Daddy ……. quick. a water rationing schedule is released today iv. Barbu She told you to plant trees / and you paid her no heed and now the taps are dry. water to drink iii. Now there is no (ii)___.. It was dull cloudy day and everyone was ……….. Towards the end of the day when nothing seemed to be happening.... but you did not see the wisdom of her pleas.kalvisolai. You tell me that (iii) _____to control and distribute a limited supply of water in order to conserve water. And the ducks all quacked as if they were daft And it sounded as if the old drake laughed Oh. the planets don't revolve In perfect circles around the sun. Then the gardener began to laugh and even the quacking ducks and drakes seemed to laugh.. Answers: i. And doubled up shaking silently. Timothy asked for .. And Timothy danced for sheer delight 'Give me the camera. when she told you / not to cut down forest trees. There was not ………. the axis of the earth Is turning tilted like a top.com Page-59 .. there wasn't" thing that didn’t respond WHEN Daddy fell into the pond. but you did not understand how (v)_____ And now there is no water in the taps.. Answers: i) grumbled ii) fell into the pond iv) crawling out of the duck weed iii) the camera v) a thing that did not respond. You should have controlled your greed and paid attention when she told you (iv) _____the forest... not to cut down v. / because the taps are dry. Exercise: 2 (Model -2012) Now the Taps Are Dry: Environment Poem by Moses H.

com Page-60 .. Answers: -f<kh<!ht<tqbqz<!kr<gt<!Gpf<jkgjt!Osv<gg < !uqVl<Hl<!ohx<Oxiv<!osbzqm!Lgh<H!2. Submit the letter and D. Enclose the D....z<! '!211/.... Keep off the grass. Translate the instructions into Tamil to help the farmer : Parents wishing to admit their wards in this school can obtain the application forms by paying Rs.. Fall over rocky cliffs...... The planets don't revolve in perfect circles around the sun.. with a requisition letter containing the address to which the application form should be sent.g<G!Lkz<uv<?!Yvqbe<!hh<tqg<!ht<tq?!ose<je. The axis of the earth is compared to a (iii) .. in space. quirky ways.Study Material From the heights down to the sea...J!h{lig!osZk<kq!uq{<{h<hh<!hcul<!ohx<Xg<!ogit<tUl</!khizqz<!ohx! uqVl<hqeiz<?!'!211/.....z<!uq{<{h<hh<!hcul<!nEh<h!Ou{<cb! LguvqBme<!%cb!Ogm<H!gckk<jk!ujvOuijzBme<!-j{k<K!slv<hh < qg<gOu{<Ml<! )Counter-osbzqmLgh<H* ! Exercise: 2 (Model -2012) www... Their path is called (i) ..!Hjghqck<kz<!dmz<fzEg<G!OgM! uqjtuqg<Gl<! k{<{j Q v!uQ{ig<gikQvg < t<! lqe<!sqg<gel<?!Okju!-g<g{l</! Hx<gtqe<!lQK!fmg<gikQvg < t<! uisZg<G!Le<!uiger<gjt!fqXk<kikQvg < t<! fib<gt<!Jig<gqvjk! uqtl<hvl<!osb<bikQvg < t<! njlkqjb!gjmhqcg<gUl<! Gh<jhgjt!Gh<jhk<okim<cbqz<!OhimUl<! English Translation Stick no Bills ! Caution: Smoking is injurious to health Don’t waste water... Beware of dogs Stick no bills Keep silence Use dustbin ! ! Exercise: 1 (April -2012) An old farmer from a village has come to a city public school to obtain an application for his grandson.74.25!we<x!Lguvqg<G! ujvOuijz!wMg<g!Ou{<Ml</!osbzqm!Lgh<H!3....100 payable to “The principal....... 100 in cash at Counter No:1 If you require the application form to be sent by post. And carve out twisting valleys where they run Thank God. at Counter No: 2. They crave out (v) .. Save Electricity.... The planets are (ii) .kalvisolai..... We must thank God for all His creations Answers: i) Oval orbits ii) far away iii) tilting top iv) over rocky cliffs v) twisting valleys 19.. Rivers do not flow in straight lines. Don’t park the vehicles in front of the gate. Orion Public School.....D) for Rs.. 176) klqp<!uvqgjt!Nr<gqzk<kqz<!wPK klqp<!olipqohbv<hH < ! -r<G!Suovim<cgjt!ym<mikQvg < t<!)n*! uqtl<hvl<!osb<bikQvg < t<! ws<svqg<jg.....89. Translation (book-67. They crash down the mountain side and fall (iv)..... Chennai-4”.......D.... But crash their way down mountain sides.. thank God for all our days And for every single creature And each one's singular.. He is unable to fill the instructions which are in English as he doesn't know the language.10th English .. Kindly submit a Demand Draft (D.D.....

He comes to a river which has two bridges.!lqVgl<! . (hmk<kqz<!fQ!hiv<gG < l<!ohiVm<gTg<G!-j{bie!Nr<gqz!uiv<kj < kjb!wPkUl</*! ! wMk<Kg<gim<mig!! .!N{<! . He wishes to go to a hospital nearby.!u{< c ! . It is meaningful.!hmk<kqx<G!kjzh<hig!ogiMg<gh<hm<Mt<t!uig<gqbk<jkBl<!uqjmbqz<!wPkUl</! My views about this picture: i.!-bx<jgs<!sQxx < l<! some birds .!gjm! an animal Shop .10th English . ws<svqg<jg. Expressing ideas about picture:! !! hml<!hiv<kK < !deK!gVk<Kgjt!hkqU!osb<g! Gxqh< Gxqh<H.!! .!uxm<sq! a tree Famine .!Gjxf<khm<s!lkqh<oh{<!ohx!hqe<uVl<!6!uig<gqbr<gt<!Ohie<Xl<!wPkzil</! .!sijz! . He sees before him a board in Tamil. iii. iv. the second building on the left. I like this picture.!Hzl<!ohbv<U! a vehicle migration . Get into the lane beside the Indian Bank. This picture is about ……)kjzh<H*………/! ii. As he is new to Tamil Nadu. he does not understand the language.!oh{<! . Walk past the road opposite the large Post Office which is on the right. vi.com Page-61 . ! Exercise: 3 (June -2012) A foreigner is driving a car.!out<tl<! a girl Flood .!ofVh<H! a flower Fire . Someone gives him the instructions in Tamil. As he does not know Tamil.!liShiM! a man Pollution . This picture contains many ideas. v. Translate the instructions into English to help him. It is very natural. I see ________ in the picture.Study Material A co-passenger on the bus you travel in has slipped and sprained his ankle.!lg<gt<! a road people .!lzv<! .!ljp! a woman Rain .!! .kalvisolai.!uQM! House a boy . You can find Malar Hospital.!sqXue<! .!hxjugt<! Natural calamity ! www. OhVf<K!fqXk<kk<kqzqVf<K!dk<klv<!gif<kq!sijzbqz<!Ofvigs<!osz<zUl</!lqgh<ohvqb! khiz<fqjzbl<!uzh<Hxl<!dt<tK/!nkx<G!wkqOv!sijzjb!gmg<gUl</!-f<kqbe<!ur<gqg<Gh<! hg<gk<kqz<!dt<t!sf<kqz<!FjpbUl</!-mK!Hxk<kqz<?!-v{<miuK!gm<mml<!lzv<! lVk<KuljebiGl</! Answers: Go straight from the bus station along Mahatma Gandhi Road.!sqXlq! . Four wheelers and heavy vehicles are instructed to go by the ! new bridge. help him to understand the instructions through your translation.! ! -f<kh<hizl<!hPkjmf<kqVg<gqxK/!fie<G!sg<gv!uiger<gt<!lx<Xl<!gevg!uiger<gt<! Hkqb!hizk<kqz<!osz<ZliX!nxqUXk<kh<hMgqxK/!! Answers: Caution: This bridge is under repair.!lvl<! . )nz<zK*! K*! B.

Study Material ! Exercise: 1 (April -2012) Answers: • • • • • • • The picture shows the joy of the boys. we will be happy always. The field they are walking was a pond once. There are five boys running. Normally children are happy. But they are happy. Their appearance shows that they are in need of enough food. But now there is no water in it. The dress of the children indicates that they are in poverty. The field parched due to scarcity of water. Exercise: 3 (June -2012) www. As the title says there is connectivity between scarcity of water and poverty. If we keep our mind like children. Exercise: 2 (Model -2012) Water scarcity and poverty –the inseparable twins Answers: • • • • • • • The picture shows children carrying water along a parched field. They never worry about the results.kalvisolai. They may be poor. there will be poverty. It may be a race.10th English . when they are playing with friends.com Page-62 . Where there is scarcity of water.

• He is running with our national flag. That they deserve time off. If there is any lack of fairness inform the hall supervisor immediately. SECTION – I (VOCABULARY : 20 MARKS) PART – I 1.Choose the appropriate synonym of the underlined word: 5x1=5 He was wizened(i) old man with a face like wrinkled parchment(ii) and a most piteous(iii) expression. i) ii) iii) iv) v) a) looking fresh a) a piece of paper a) joyful a) soft a) offerings b) died c) clever d) looking dried b) building c) upstairs d) book b) line c) sad d) careful b) rough c) neat d) beautiful b) letters c) figures d) animals 2. things can and will change only if those who employ domestics accept(i) that these workers are first(ii) of all ‘workers’ and not ‘servants(iii)’. i) ii) iii) iv) v) a) reject a) third a) workers a) ill a) difficult b) agree b) last b) maids b) dull b) hard www. • It shows the sign of patriotism. all tears and tatters. Note : This question paper contains five sections. Language – Part B – ENGLISH – Paper I New syllabus Time allowed : 2:30 Maximum marks : 100 Instructions : Check the question paper for fairness of printing. That they should not lose wages when they fall sick(iv).kalvisolai. That they should be paid a fair wage.Choose the appropriate antonym of the underlined word: 5x1=5 Ultimately. That they too have families to care for.com c) no c) thirst c) masters c) healthy c) uphill d) offer d) enter d) slaves d) pale d) possible Page-63 .Study Material The sign of patriotism Answers: • I see a small boy in this picture. That they are valued human beings without whom our lives would be impossible(v). He held out his battered hat for alms(v). Over his shoulders was flung a coarse(iv) brown cloak.10th English . That they are individuals with rights like any other person. • This may occur in an independence day or republic day.

Replace the underlined word in the sentence with one of the phrasal verbs given below to convey the same meaning: They will postpone the match due to heavy rain. a) put on b) put off c) put in d) put aside 10. a) un… b) en… c) in… d) dis… 9. Choose the sentence that is correct in its meaning: a)We shall meet tomorrow b)We shall meat tomorrow 5. SECTION II (GRAMMAR : 25 MARKS) PART – I Answer all the following Respond to the following as directed 15. 6. Which of the two sentences given below conveys the following meaning? Very few students are as clever as Sita a) There are some other students who are equally clever b) Other students are not equal to her in cleverness. What is the plural form of the word ‘axis’? a) axiss b) axes c) axis 8. Separate the syllables of any one of the following words: a) Composition b)play c)record 11.. Answer any ten of the following 10 x 1 = 10 The common expansion of KPO is………. Choose the appropriate word to make a meaningful sentence: Ragu is very ……. 14. Attach a prefix to the word from the list given below to complete the sentence.secure’ in that place.. She felt ‘….Study Material PART –II 3.com 10 X 1 = 10 Page-64 . a) Kinetic Potential Output b) Knowledge Process Outsourcing c) Keen Programme Observation d) Knowledge Performance Outcome 4. Which of the given word below can be placed after the word work to form a compound word? a) chair b) way c) shop d) van 7. Which of the options given below will suit the following sentence? If he were patient ……………… a) he would have won the argument b) he will win the argument www. Reframe the sentence using the underlined word as a verb: The performance of the magician is wonderful. Construct a sentence using one of the words given below: a) Play b) Player c) Playful 13.10th English . Replace the underlined word with its equivalent American English word: I saw a fellow in the market. a) beautiful b) handsome 12.kalvisolai.

a) Because of b) In case of c) In spite of 21. She came in. a watch. 28. Choose the correct phrase to complete the sentence: The railway station is ………. 26. Identify the pattern of the following sentences: Ravi is a doctor a) SVO b) SVA c) SVC d) SVCA 17. Choose the appropriate article to complete the sentence: Education is ……… essential thing for life. c) the a) a 24. Choose the sentence which correctly conveys the meaning of the sentence given below: Anyone can easily learn English. Complete the sentence: Lotus is ……………. ……………. From the context of the two sentences given below form a single sentence. Read the following sentences about Jeyakumar’s friends and write an observation in a single sentence using any one of the degrees of comparison Jeyakumar is 30 years old Pugalendi is 35 years old www. They will select him for the post. From the context of the two sentences given below form a single sentence using the ‘If ’ clause: Heat the ice. Rewrite this sentence using the passive voice: Anbuselvan speaks English fluently. she got first prize.. 29. Choose the appropriate preposition to complete the sentence: He swim ____ the river.my house a) on account of b) in the event of c) in front of 23. c) No one can’t easily learn English. It will melt.? a) will you? b) shall we? c) should we? 18. a) on b) under b) an c) across PART – II Answer all the following Rewrite as directed 5 X 2 = 10 25. 20. Choose the correct phrase to complete sentence: ………… her hard work. a) more beautiful b) as beautiful as c) the most beautiful 19. Choose the correct question tag for the following statement: Let us go for a picnic. 27. Rewrite this sentence in direct speech: Karthikeyan asked Chinnappan if he would accompany him to do the work. a) buy b) buying c) to buy 22. b) Everyone can easily learn English. than many other flowers.10th English .kalvisolai. Choose the correct verb form to complete the sentence: She decided ………….Study Material c) he would win the argument 16.. Rajalakshmi opened the door.com Page-65 . a) No one can easily learn English.

The well was dry beside the door. How old is Brihadeesvarar Temple? Who built it? PART – II Answer in a paragraph any one of the following questions. Who is their guide? 42. and sinew a) Five lines from the poem ‘The Cry of the Children’ From : The reddest …… To : ………. 31. due to water scarcity? or c) Write a short note on ‘Birds Migration’. 37. PART – III 30. SECTION – IV (POETRY : 20 MARKS) PART – I Quote from memory one of the following extracts: 1X5=5 39. a) Five lines from the poem ‘Manliness’ From : If you …… To : ………. What is the significance of art? 33. 1X5=5 a) What was the result of Hughie’s mistaking the Baron for a beggar? Or b) What are the alarming threats foreseen by environmentalists. Identify the reasons why birds migrate. Punctuate the following sentence: gee what happened to you SECTION – III (PROSE: 15 MARKS) PART – I Answer briefly any five of the following questions. Ramsubramani is 45 years old. Which states in India that have shown concern for the domestic workers? 36. Your paragraph should not exceed 120 words. with winter outside And hymns in the cosy parlour. What are the two valuable qualities to be practiced by you as students? 34. What can lead the world to violence? 35. Good men perform just deeds And win not honour such as gold can give a) What do good men do? b) How does a millionaire win honour? 41. And so we went with pail and can Where was the well? www.Study Material Sundar is 55 years old Jerald is 40 years old.com Page-66 . the tinkling piano our guide. What made the old man look a typical beggar? 5 X 2 = 10 32. and round PART – II Read the following sets of poetic lines and answer the questions given below: 5 X 1 = 5 40. Your answer should not exceed 30 words.10th English .kalvisolai. To the old Sunday evenings at home.

provide food security and eradicate rural poverty. If you can think and not make thoughts your aim. We are cawing alarmed. Answer in a paragraph any one of the following questions. fills ponds. No maps. i) grow ii)develop e) Mention some ways to meet our water needs. Your paragraph should not exceed 120 words. But this is enough to meet our water needs. PART – IV 49. when it gets more than eleven meters of rainfall annually? Simply because it does not capture the rain that falls over it. no boundaries to block My sojourn into unknown lands. Like gnomes that hid us from the moon Identify the figure of speech employed here. If you can meet with triumph and disaster.Study Material 43. We stare at the dregs of our ingenuity. or c) How does the bird’s life differ from the life of human beings? SECTION V (LANGUAGE FUNCTIONS:20 MARKS) 50. underground Identify the figure of speech employed here. What is the rhyme scheme of these lines? 45. And pressing the small. Pick out the rhyming words in these lines? 46.kalvisolai. But we only keep cawing raucously at that. 1X5=5 a) What are the poet’s reminiscences about his childhood days? Or b) Describe the experiences of the children who went to fetch water from the woods. Why is Cherrapunji today short of drinking water.10th English .760 hours in a year. The world in gloom and splendour passes by And thou in the midst of it with brows that gleam A creature of that old distorted dream That makes the sound of life an evil cry. And treat those two impostors just the same. Rain is the source of all water. Rivers heave. Questions a) What is the effect of rain on earth? b) What do you think can eradicate rural poverty? c) Why is Cherrapunji today short of drinking water? d) The meaning of the word ‘eradicate’ is …. at a resource scientifically misused. is not the underground aquifer. through the coal dark. well or stream. Let’s get on. Rain spatters the earth. 48. We receive most of its rainfall in just 100 hours out of 8. The source of all water on earth is not the river. Lakes brim. If you can dream and not make dreams your master. is not the lake.com iii) wipe out Page-67 . In India the monsoon is a deluge. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow.. like the crow and fashion pebble by pebble to meet our needs. www. Pick out the words that are alliterated? 47. But the monsoon is also brief. poised feet of a mother who smiles as she sings. Who are not bound by maps or boundaries? PART – III Read the following lines from the poems you have studied and answer the questions given below. 5 X 1 = 5 44.

in front of www. Identify and correct the errors in the sentences:(April-2012) 5X1= 5 a) If I were a bird I would have escaped. c) I hearing a strange noise. i) Reject ii) Last iii) Masters v) Healthy v)Possible 3. 20. because of 21. d) He is having a large family. work shop 7. b) handsome 12. Shall we? 18. b) Knowledge Process Outsourcing 4.com Page-68 . a)We shall meet tomorrow 5. c) SVC 17. The magician performed wonderfully. b) He is a cricket player c) He is vey playful 13. d) What would be the danger the children face in their future? e) What would you do if you saw your area children doing menial works? English I Paper . axes 8.Study Material 51.kalvisolai. 52. to buy 22. b) I prefer coffee than tea. insecure 9. put off 10. a) com-po-si-tion (4 syllables) b) play (1 syllable) c) re-cord (2 syllables) 11. 14.Key 1. a) There are some other students who are equally clever 15. Look at the picture and answer the following questions in one or two sentences of your own 5X1= 5 a) What do you see in the picture? b) How many children are there? c) Do you think what they are doing is correct? Give a reason for your answer. b) Everyone can easily learn English.10th English . e) I have seen the film last week. a) He plays cricket. more beautiful 19. c) he would win the argument 16. i)Looking dried ii)A piece of paper iii)Sad iv)Rough v)Offerings 2. guy 6.

d) Their future will be spoiled. smiles. across 25. c) No. c) It doesn’t capture the rain. 50. b) Good rain in the monsoon can eradicate rural poverty. same 46. The rhyme scheme of these lines is a b a b 45. e) I would advise them to go to school. But the loan wasn’t paid. So there is short of drinking water today.kalvisolai. d) He has a large family. it will melt. Note : This question paper contains four sections. poised and small. she. lakes and rivers.(There is more than one answer for this question) 26. If there is any lack of fairness inform the hall supervisor immediately. b) A millionaire wins honour by using gold. b) There are five children. his father got a ___(2)___ and presented it to her. it is wrong. 51. “Will you accompany me to do the work?” 28.10th English . 48. Rajalakshmi opened the door and she came in. a) If I were a bird I would escape. e) I saw the film last week. 41.(There is more than one answer for this question) 30. a) Goodmen do honest actions. So. pressing . phrases or incidences given below and identify the character/speaker: 5x1=5 www. d) wipe out. The rhyming words in these lines are master.a) Rain is the source of all water on earth. 29. Mum was __(5)__ i) got skill through ii) disappointed greatly iii) interested in learning iv piano on loan) v) The money lender (2) Read the following sentences. a) Children are working in a bricks factory. Karthikeyan said to Chinnappan. 52.Study Material 23. Birds are not bound by maps or boundaries. e) We have to save the water in the ground during the monsoon season. The Piano is their guide. The figure of speech employed here is Simile. an 24. The figure of speech employed here is Metaphor. sings are the words that alliterated 47. 42. c) I hear a strange noise. They must go to school at this age. Sundar is elder than Jeyakumar. SECTION – I ( Non-Detailed: 35 marks) (1) Fill in the blanks with the appropriate phrases given below to form a complete meaningful paragraph: 5x1=5 The author’s mother was quite __(1)__ to play a piano. if you heat the ice. It fills ponds. disaster aim. 27. The well was beside the house 43. So. 44. b) I prefer coffee to tea. English is spoken fluently by Anbuselvan and he will be selected for the post (by them). “Gee! What happened to you?” 40. Model Question Paper Language – Part B – English – Paper II Time Allowed : 2 ½ hours Max Marks: 100 Instructions : Check the question paper for fairness of printing. She ___(3)___ constant practice. __(4)__ took away the piano.com Page-69 .

It was that time of the year when the migratory birds were returning to their homes after a five . i) What was the ‘V’ shaped formation seen by Kumar? ii) What did the flight remind him of? iii) Describe what Kumar had seen amidst the trees while on his picnic. But slowly his vision blurred as tears filled his eyes. every one of them in one mind as if they had an important goal to pursue. The sky was dotted with birds flying in a streamlined ‘V’! They seemed to be hurrying. www.month warm sojourn. where he saw tiny little nestlings -five of them! Dad had then told him that even though these families resided here. a) Singapore b) Srilanka c) India d) China (5) Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 5x1=5 With a shudder he once again turned to the window. they know that their home is in the Arctic.caught in a drain (4) Complete the following sentences choosing the correct answer from the options given below: 5x1= 5 (i) Shelly thought it would be mean to call the ______on a hurt animal. a) international b)aviation c) engineering d) accounting (iii) The young man who approached the artist begged for _____. Dad had hired a telescope to give him a closer view of the nest. though they have stayed here for almost half a year and have enjoyed our climate and the food available. And there’s no place like home.the owner of the guide dog b) Diane . a) The rider b) the author c) The trainer d) The trainee (v) Kumar migrated from ____________to the States. where had seen flocks of birds nestled among the trees. His father’s words rang clear in his ears "You see Kumar.young and enterprising . iv) What behaviour among the birds taught Kumar of the importance of ‘home’? v) What do you think Kumar had decided to do? Give a reason for your answer. He remembered his childhood picnic with his parents to Vedanthangal.com Page-70 . watching the birds till they were just specks on the distant horizon.Study Material (i) a software engineer in the USA (ii) posed as a model for Judas Iscariot (iii) was sucked into the storm drain (iv) he had to study to qualify as a chartered accountant (v) he invented a new bike (3) Match the name to the appropriate reference: 5 x 1= 5 a) Judas .the artist searched far and wide for this model d) Celine .fond of playing the piano e) Hubert .10th English . a) money b) food c) wine d) clothes (iv) _______ thought himself smarter than the inventor. is there?" Kumar gazed at the flock flying home from where they had come.kalvisolai. ‘Home is where the heart is’ Kumar thought. a) vet b)butcher c) police d) dog catcher (ii) Dad at last got a job with an _____ firm.blew the snuff into the cupboard c) Mom . they would soon go back to their homes far in the cold regions of the planet. Kumar left the room with a sure stride and a strong determination writ large on his countenance.

A disciplined life gives us healthy and happiness. (b) Describe the traumatic experience of Celine after being swept away into the drain. Chennai. Any how discipline has got immense usefulness for us. The word ‘discipline’ is a complex concept.Study Material (6) Study the given mind map and fill in the incomplete details: 5x1=5 (7)Answer in a paragraph any one of the following questions. Employer : Where are you from? Applicant : ………………… Anna Nagar..? Applicant : No sir. Employer : ……………………………………. His discipline helps him to enjoy athletics.com Page-71 . Your paragraph should be within 120 to 150 words. If we read in a disciplined way. we can master the subject. Discipline imposes controls on the mind. Society tries to impose discipline on its citizens. Employer : ……………………………………. A disciplined man is a virtuous man. But if it suppresses our energy then discipline becomes harmful. 5x1=5 Employer : What’s your name ? Applicant : I am Vinoth. Young people do not like the word discipline. I am not employed at present. SECTION – III (Communicative Skills – 15 marks) www. It should bring out our energy. Employer : ………………………………. (9) Complete the following dialogue appropriately: The dialogue is between Ram and Rahim over phone. This is because they don’t understand the correct meaning of discipline. A small number of disciplined soldiers can defeat a large number of undisciplined soldiers. Discipline leads to success. 1x5=5 (a) Narrate briefly the story of ‘Sam’ in your own words.kalvisolai.? Applicant : I studied in the Presidency college. If we labour in a disciplined way. Because discipline never admits any vice. A disciplined army has immense advantage over an undisciplined army. He keeps himself fit by the right habits.? Applicant : I am now twenty two.? Applicant : I am a post graduate in physics.10th English . They feel that they should be absolutely free. Employer : ……………………………………. (c) How did the encounter bring the brothers closer to each other? SECTION – II (Language Functions 15 marks) 5 + 5 = 10 (8) Make notes of the following passage and Prepare a summary using the notes. Vice never gets a chance to creep into a disciplined man. we can make better production. A good athlete knows the value of discipline.

Selvan) (12) Prepare an advertisement with a catchy slogan using the information given below: 5 a) Colourful toys.kalvisolai. safe to use. Selvan’s motorbike was stolen. . novel. 5 11 . Complete the content of his letter in about 100 words. Chennai – 15 Dear sir. Yours faithfully (M. e) Indian awarded Nobel Prize for Physics. He has the format ready. New street. c) Thirty child labourers rescued in Agra. Selvan 86. d) Parents arrested for child abuse. handy – 10% discount. Coimbatore. Temple street Anna nagar. He has to write a letter of complaint to the Inspector of Police. b) Dutch teens arrive for reunion with family.com 5x1=5 d) Karnataka Page-72 . lovely. Write a dialogue with at least 5 utterances between a customer and a bank manger about starting a new account. non-toxic. Anna nagar Police Station. (14) Study the bar diagram and answer the questions given below: Child mortality rate in 2005(Southern states) 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Child mortality TN Kerala Andhra Karnataka i) Which state has the lowest child mortality rate? a) Tamil Nadu b) Kerala c) Andhra www. Sub: Complaining about the theft of a motorbike ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Expecting favourable action. sale for 3 days only – venue: Guild of Service Hall.10th English . Meets CM to discuss rehab.Study Material 10. Egmore. Chennai – 15 18th July 2012 From M. Chennai – 15 To The Inspector of Police. Chennai–8 (or) b) Mouth watering – delicious food – hygienic preparation – affordable price – makes you long for more and more – Crave and Rave Vegetarian Restaurant – 23. SECTION – IV (Expansion of ideas – 35 marks) (13) Write headlines for the following information:a) Foreign Secy.

operations quickly – data traced. central processing unit – brain of computer.move like wind c) Motor bike .threatens sweat d) Perfume . output.keep the moments e) Camera . (OR) (b) Computer – electronic device – stores information – does calculations.kalvisolai.Plastic money b) Credit card .com Page-73 . Make the mighty ocean And the pleasant land Little deeds of kindness. 5 Little drops of water.Study Material ii) Which state stands second low in child mortality rate among southern states? a) Tamil Nadu b) Kerala c) Andhra d) Karnataka iii) Which state has the highest child mortality rate? a) Tamil Nadu b) Kerala c) Andhra d) Karnataka iv) What is the child mortality rate in Karnataka? a) 10 b) 15 c) 20 d) 25 v) Among Tamilnadu. Make the earth and Eden Like the heaven above. Little grains of sand.10th English . solves mathematical problems – computer system – three parts – input. Karnataka and Andra which state has the lower child mortality rate? a) Tamil Nadu b) Karnataka c) Both same d) Not applicable 15) Write a paragraph using any one of the following outlines in about 100 words. www. (16) Match the following products with slogans:a) Health drink .Save your bones 5x1=5 17) Observe the map and give the instruction required: 5 A man asks you to direct him to a post office. restored. * You are here Market Street Shanthi Street Shiva Hospital Brett Road Post Office 18) Read the poem given below and complete its paraphrase with suitable phrases in the given blanks. 5 (a) The elephant – largest animal – grows 4 metres – weighs 6 metric tone – tusks – two upper teeth – support heavy loads – weapons of attack – tusks valuable – hunted for tusks – trunk serves as arm – lengthened nose and upper lip. Little words of love.Keep the things away . Guide him with your directions in about 50 words.

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He visited the rehabilitation camp in Trichy and converse with the people there. It’s a new TVS Victor . 13. Yesterday I left my motorbike near AMC Hospital at Anna Nagar and went in. V. 11. III. Fill it and bring it with 2 photos. Customer : Sir. IV. www. II. Manager : Do you have any introducer? Customer : Yes. v) Kumar decided to go back to his native place. iv) The birds’ behaviour of flying back home taught Kumar of the importance of ‘home’. I. V. III. IV. Manager : Good. ii) The flight of the birds reminded him of his childhood picnic with his parants to Vedanthangal iii) He saw flocks of birds nestled among the trees. d) dog catcher d) accounting firm c) wine b) the author c) India 5. It is blue in color. I found my bike missing. Take this application. Do you have Ration card? Customer : Yes sir.Study Material e) blew the snuff into the cupboard 4.kalvisolai. II. Its number is TN48B 4567. I want to open an account in your bank Manager : What kind of account? Customer : A savings bank account. a) The Foreign Secretary met the Chief Minister to discuss the rehabilitation process. i) It is flying of the migrating birds which fly in a ‘V’ shape. Manager : Bring your introducer also. He had a strong determination and the determination was nothing but the determination to go back home 6.com Page-75 . Thank you very much sir. Customer : Sure sir. b) After a separation for long years the Dutch teens arrived for reunion with the family. trained by someone came to claim the dog keep the dog Frisbee and football to school 9. here it is. When I return. I request you to trace my bike as soon as possible. Manager : Why do you want to open the account? Customer : It is for my loan purpose sir.10th English . Manager : OK. Customer : Certainly. I. They find their family members through face book. How old are you? I am from Where did you study? What is your qualification? Are you employed at present? 10.

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