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ENGLISH PAPER-1

2012-2013
(IMPORTANT QUESTIONS & ANSWERS)
QUESTION NO. 1-5: Choose the Correct Synonyms

5x1=5

Lesson - 1 Julius Caesar


1. I am no orator as Brutus is used with an accent of faint derision.
a.
b.
c.
d.

The accountant showed his contempt, when I spoke to him.


The shopkeeper was a kind person.
The Manager was happy to address the audience.
We took a strong decision.

Ans: (a)

2. As he was valiant, I honour him


a. Napoleon was a brave man, b. Nobody likes a coward
c. You should obey the elders d. Water is a powerful as wind

Ans: (a)

3. I slew my best for the good of Rome


a. I honored him
c. I loved him

b. I killed him
d. I tortured him

Ans: (b)

4. He hath brought many captives home to Rome.


a. The police arrested the thieves
c. I like to wear a cap

b. The prisoners were imprisoned


d. The soldiers were treated as slaves

Ans: (b)

5. Ingratitude, move strong than traitors arms quite vanquished him.


a. Nehru was jailed by white rulers
c. India defeated Pakistan in the first match

b. This poison can kill a person


d. He was suffocated by the smell

Ans: (c)

Lesson - 2 The Ceaseless Crusader


1. Who said, Frailty thy name is women.
a.
b.
c.
d.

He is weak and so he cannot attend the class


My friend is so frank that he does not leave any thing
India is made up of several communities having different religions
Tell me whether you are my friend or foe

Ans: (a)

2. Mahatma Gandhi was a Ceaseless Crusader of womens equality


a. We should always help the poor
c. My sister is careless in her works

b. Mother Teresa was a untiring social worker


d. Love the poor
Ans: (b)

3. Yet, with Gandhi a new, unique element emerged


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a. The building is partly submerged


c. Rahul Dravid played well

b. My teacher urged me to submit the record


d. A storm arose during the night
Ans: (d)

4. . is the early years he construed as stubbornness


a. I often get confused with homophones
c. She interpreted my reaction as silly

b. He configured a new instrument


d. They managed to reach the station Ans: (c)

5. Has she not greater intuition?


a. My college is popular for coaching.
c. Lord Buddha was guided by insight.

b. Knowledge is power
d. We respect our tradition.

Ans: (c)

6. If the men and women of India cultivate in themselves.


a. Indian culture is unique.
b. off late, he developed some pleasing manners.
c. Fund should be utilised properly. d. We have to fertilise our garden with manure. Ans: (b)
Lesson-3 To the Land of Snow
1. I had been rudely awakened several times.
a. I slept well last night.
c. She became weak due to illness.

b. He was aroused by a sudden noise.


d. His meditation was disturbed.

Ans: (b)

2. Leaving us stranded in the civilization of Milam.


a. Raju walked slowly.
c. Due to rain the matches were postponed.

b. Raju struggled
d. He is unable to move further.

Ans: (d)

3. We hope over stones on landslides and delicately tread on the glacier rubble.
a. He threw the ball quickly.
c. The boy spoke loudly

b. I read the question carefully


d. The convener drafted the meeting roughly

Ans: (b)

4. The summit of Hardeoli are unreal in their consummate beauty.


a. We enjoyed our trip to ooty completely
b. He is always partial
c. The complaint made by the boy is unnatural d. Concrete actions are better

Ans: (a)

5. But they have retained their enterprise


a. He lost his purse
b. India gained a benefit
c. She continued to possess her property
d. He obtained good marks
Lesson 4 A Dictionary of English Language.

Ans: (c)

1. It is the fate of those to be exposed to censure.


a. The film was released only after the removal of the obscene scenes
b. The recent door to door count indicates and increase in population
c. The police faced heavy criticism for their lathe charge
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d. We are warned of the fire through this smoke

Ans: (c)

2. There was perplexity to be disentangled


a.
b.
c.
d.

There was excitement in the classroom


The dosage made the patient more sick
A further complication was the non-availability of space
The rope is knotted in several places

Ans: (c)

3. Slight avocation will seduce attention


a.
b.
c.
d.

This picture tempts me to eat more ice creams


The water in the lake has decreased
My father will make sure of his journey
Good friends generate good habits.

Ans: (a)

4. It may repress the triumph of malignant criticism


a.
b.
c.
d.

She preferred to iron the clothes


You need to restrain your anger
The children ended their programme
The soldiers retreated when their caption got wounded

Ans: (b)

5. When I am animated by this wish


a.
b.
c.
d.

He is encouraged by his friends to act better


He is free and generous with his colleagues
I am acting as a wild animal in the play
I am excited at the prospect of being in the Olympic team

Ans (a)

Lesson 5 The Mark of Vishnu


1. He picked up wasps we battered with our badminton racket
a. The Queen of hearts thrashed the knave of hears.
b. The carpenter hammered the nail in the wood
c. The batsman struck the ball for a sixer

Ans: (a)

2. Snakes were the most vile of Gods Creatures


a. The terrorists are Cruel people
b. The robber was so stealthy
c. Socrates wife had a bad and evil temper
Ans: (c)
3. He fell on the floor and started at the cobra petrified with fear.
a.
b.
c.
d.

The boy trembled with fear when he was caught.


The child screamed with fear when she saw the man with a mark
The elephant suddenly charged at the mahout who stood immobile with fear
I walked with my pet

Ans: (c)

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Lesson 6 Hiroshima
1. Rockets which struck unheralded by sound or sight.
a. My friend visited me unannounced
c. Though I shouted, it went unheard

b. He went to the interview unprepared


d. She created an unrecorded statement

Ans: (a)

2. A proliferation accelerated to something like the speed of light.


a. We rushed to the door
b. Communal clashes have decreased
c. He hastened to see the movie d. We were speeded up to finish the work

Ans: (d)

3. Striving to harness the ultimate secret


a.
b.
c.
d.

King Alexander conquered many parts


I want to reveal the secret
We were captured by beauty
You must control your emotions

Ans: (d)

4. The stench was nauseating


a.
b.
c.
d.

The meat must be rotten because it stinks


Can you smell the perfume of flowers
The tea prepared in this stall
Fanta contains orange flavour

Ans: (a)

5. They were industrious enough to slave


a.
b.
c.
d.

My friend is a humble person


Your hard work will definitely be awarded
His efforts are always productive
My uncle is a sincere politician

Ans: (b)

Additional Synonyms:
Censure

judge

Slew

killed

Mutiny

revolt

Vanquished

defeated

Patronizing

supporting

Dormant

inactive

Menacing

threatening

Bizarre

strange

Consummate

complete

Doomed

condemned

Animated

motivated
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Gratify

satisfy

Absurdity

foolish

Tranquility

calm

Contempt

disrespect

Enigma

mystery

Parched

dry

Littered

scattered

Serenely

calmly

Harness

control

Wit

intelligence

Advent

Arrival

Subjugation

Submission

Fascinating

Capturing

Squashed

silenced

Ominous

dangerous

QUESTION NO. 6 to 10 Choose the correct Antonyms:


Lesson 1 Julius Caesar
1. As he was valiant
a. Courageous

b. Educated

c. Rich

d. Coward

Ans: (d)

2. Be patient till the last


a. Powerful

b. impatient

c. healthy

d. mild

Ans: (b)

3. With this depart


a. participate

b. arrive

c. impart

d. advise

Ans: (b)

4. I speak not to disprove with Brutes


a. confirm
b. enquire

c. achieve

d. refuse

Ans: (a)

5. Ambition should be made of sterner staff


a. Arrangement
b. soft

c. courage

d. smooth

Ans: (b)

c. loyalty

d. pity

Ans: (a)

Lesson 2 The Ceaseless Crusader


1. Frailty thy name is women
a. strength
b. knowledge

2. Radically different from that of any earlier reformer


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a. dull

b. miserably

c. moderately d. drastically

Ans: (c)

3. He took on the role of a domineering husband


a. subjective
b. objective

c. powerful

d. submissive

Ans: (d)

4. Womens marvelous power is lying dormant


a. ordinary
b. magnificent

c. bright

d. dull

5. . nor they develop the gift nature has bestowed


a. denied
b. obtained
c. betrayed

Ans: (a & d)

d. belied

Ans: (a)

d. ambitious

Ans: (c)

2. . then into the shrouded Milam Valley


a. uncovered
b. hidden
c. protected

d. secluded

Ans: (a)

3. . highest abandoned village in the world


a. adapted
b. unrestrained
c. deserted

d. inhabited

Ans: (d)

Lesson-3 To the Land of Snow


1. He is a sturdy young man
a. dynamic
b. strong

c. weak

4. The rabbit was eventually caught


a. incidentally
b. initially

c. uneventful d. spectacularly

Ans: (b)

5. It snows continuously
a. intermediate

c. intermittently

Ans: (c)

b. alternately

d. regularly

Lesson 4 A Dictionary of English Language:

1. It has spread under the direction of chance into wild exuberance


a. apathy
b. sympathy
c. dislike

d. despair

2. I therefore dismiss it will frigid tranquility


a. sedation
b. agitation

c. irritation

d. desperation Ans: (b)

3. I found our speech copious without order


a. initiative
b. original

c. meager

d. monotonous Ans: (c)

4. A few wild blunders and risible absurdities


a. submerged
b. serious

c. comical

d. pathetic

5. .. analogy with though in some other words obscure was evident.


a. present
b. existing
c. alive
d. clear

Ans: (d)

Ans: (b)

Ans: (d)

Lesson 5 The Mark of Vishnu


1. While Brahma is the creator
a. producer
b. preserver

c. destroyer

d. director

Ans: (b)

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2. Our teacher is interested in monitoring


a. desire
b. interred

c. deterred

d. indifferent Ans: (d)

3. Though the employer trusted the authenticity.


a. treated
b. suspicious

c. burst

d. tried

4. There are many people who despise


a. dislike
b. dishonour

c. honour

d. appreciate Ans: (d)

Ans: (b)

5. The familiar ball of fire seemed for an instant extinguished


a. hidden
b. began
c. faded

d. lit

6. They joined hands with the vindictive


a. forgiving
b. unique

c. Ancient

d. significant Ans: (a)

1. To liberate the ultimate power in Nature


a. final
b. initial

c. external

d. closest

Ans: (b)

2. The sky seemed for an instant extinguished


a. hidden
b. begun

c. faded

d. lit

Ans: (d)

Ans: (d)

Lesson 6 Hiroshima

3. In place of the great liberal .. there sat men.. of smaller stature


a. miser
b. reformist
c. tyrant
d. conservative

Ans: (d)

4. The stoniest of hearts must have cursed the gift


a. praised
b. blessed

c. appreciated

d. lauded

Ans: (b)

5. To hell with it facile, trivial phrase


a. unimportant
b. worthy

c. significant

d. long

Ans: (c)

Additional Antonyms:
Defeat

success

Agree

deny

Sublime

poor

Honourable

dishonourable

Ultimately

initially

Timid

brave

Eternal

material

Vanish

appear

Empty

full

Immortal

mortal

Seduce

suppress
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Desperate

hopeful

Fury

calm

Pious

unholy

Extinguished

lit

Cursed

blessed

Trivial

significant

Tyrant

kind

Guilt

innocence

Remote

near

Broad

narrow

Blunt

sharp

Dormant

active

Subservient

dominant

Agony

ectasy

Sullen

cheerfull

Omitted

added

B. LEXICAL COMPETENCIES - 10 Questions out of 13 questions:

10 x 2 = 20

QUESTION NO. 11 Write a sentence using the plural form of medium or syllabus.
Ans : media / syllabi TV is a media. / Our +2 syllabi are easy.
EXAMPLE.

Singular - Plural
-us changes to

-um-changes to

(i)

(a)

Singular

Plural

Sentence

Radius

Radii -

Radii of a circle are same

Genius

genii

Indians are genii

Alumnus

Alumni

We are the alumni of Anna University

Syllabus

Syllabi

These syllabi must be modified

Datum

Data

We store more data in computer

Bacterium

Bacteria

Bacteria have wide range of shapes

Criterion

Criteria

These criteria are the reasons for the

development
-a- changes to (ac)

Formula

Formulae

I learnt all the formulae

-ex add -

Index

Indexes

Faces are the indexes of mind.

Matrix

Matrices

These matrices will work well

Analysis

Analyses

These analysis are the base.

(es)

-es Changes to (is)

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Vowel changes:

tooth
Knife

teeth
knives

We have 32 teeth in our mouth.


There are three knives on the plate.

Mouse

mice

Grains are eaten by the mice.

No changes:

Furniture
furniture
These furniture are costly.
Scenery
scenery
She painted all these scenery.
Baggage, Information, Deer, Sheep, Innings, Scenary.

Additions:

Child
Ox

children
oxen

Children like sweets.


Oxen are used for ploughing.

Extra Questions; Difference between home and house; hire and rent.
* Home is a place to live in; House is a place where a family can live in.
* Hire is short duration; Rent is long term.
QUESTION NO.: 12 Use the Idiom in a sentence of your own :
1.

To be on cloud nine she is one cloud nine because she got the gold medal

2.

In the pink of health my grand father is in the pink of health.

3.

A shadow of ones former self He is only a shadow of his former self.

4.

Put on airs the clowns put on airs in the circus.

5.

A yellow streak the boy had a yellow streak after the loss in the match

6.

To give a piece of ones mind The HM gave a peace of his mind to the latecomers.

7.

Bolt from the blue The news of his death was like a bolt from the blue.
Try some more: To be at logger head, Once in a blue moon, Nip in the bud .

QUESTION NO. 13 Write a sentence using the expanded form of the Abbreviations / Acronyms :
1.

P.C.

Personal Computer
I have a personal computer.

2.

P.S.U.

Public sector Unit


NLC is a Public Sector Unit.

3.

F.M.

Frequency Modulation
I bought a Frequency Modulation Radio

4.

L.P.G.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas


I use LPG to Cook.

5.

RP.

Received Pronunciation
R.P. is used B.B.C. Channel.

6.

C.D.

Compact Disc
I have CD for Spoken English.
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7.

ISRO

Indian Space Research Organisation


ISRO was setup in 1969.

8.

AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome


AIDS is a Death Disease.

9.

OPEC

Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries


OPEC decides the price of oil.

10.

CPU

Central Processing Unit


CPU is a main part of a computer.

11.

WHO

World Health Organization


WHO is in Geneva.

12.

ATM

Automated Teller Machine


This bank has ATM facility.

13.

UGC

University Grants Commision


The UGC offers new guidelines.

14.

BBC

British Broadcasting Corporation


The head office of BBC is at London.

15.

UNO

United Nations Organisation


The UNO settles the dispute among the nations

16.

TOEFL

Test of English as a Foreign Language


One has to pass the TOEFL to study in England

QUESTION NO. 14 : Fill in the blanks with suitable Homophones :


1.

The story fold by the old man is not (credible/credulous)

2.

She is a singer in a country. (populous / popular)

3.

The should follow the rules (immigrant/emigrant)

4.

The armyloses his interest in life. (personnel/personal)

5.

The workers are very (industrious/Industrial)

6.

The lorry stoodwith the goods (stationary/stationery)

7.

If you have____ handwriting, you will not be _____for the post(eligible/illegible)

8.

Our ______ is a man of ________.( principle/principal)

QUESTION NO.15: Form a word by blending and use it in a sentence :


Words

Answer

Sentence

1. Education and Entertainment

Edutainment

I saw an edutainment movie

2. Smoke and Fog

Smog
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3. Technology and Wizard

Techno wizard

I am a techno wizard

4. Lecture and demonstration

Lecdem

This is a lecdem

5. Travel and catalogue

Travelogue

I read a travelogue

6. Motorway and hotel

Motel

I had brunch in a motel

7. Breakfast and Lunch

Brunch

I had brunch.

8. Binary and digital

Bit

Bit is used in computer.

9. Electronics and execute

Electrocute

A man was electrocuted.

10. Helicopter and airport

Heliport

This is a heliport

11. News and broadcast

Newscast

Watch the newscast.

12. Documentary and drama

docudrama

This docudrama is interesting.

13. Fantastic and Fabulous

Fantafabulous

The performance is fantafabulous

14. Medical and care

Medicare

This is a product of medicare

QUESTION NO.: 16 Syllabify and two words.


1. advantage

ad van tage

3 syllables

2. particular

par ti cu lar

4 syllables

3. association

as so ci a - tion

5 syllables

4. demonstrate

de mon - strate

3 syllables

5. apartment

a part - ment

3 syllables

6. interview

in ter - view

3 syllables

7. inspiration

in spi ra - tion

4 syllables

8. entertainment

en- ter-tain-ment

4 syllables.

9. activity

ac- ti-vi-ty

4 syllables

10.domestic

do-mes-tic

3 syllables

11.censure

cen-sure

2 syllables

12.laboratory

lab-o-ra-to-ry

5 syllables

13.accident

ac-ci-dent

3 syllables

14.confidence

con-fi-dence

3 syllables

15.domestic

do-mes-tic

3 syllables

QUESTION NO.: 17 Functions of words;


Use the following words as a Verb, Noun (or) an Adjective.
Sentence

Word
1. Like

I like candy (verb)


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He is like a lion (Preposition)


2. live

They live in Chennai (verb)


This is a live broadcast (Adj)

3. Play

I play football (verb)


I read Shakespeares plays (Noun)

4. Fine

The dress is fine (Adj)


He paid the fine (Noun)

5. Still

I take a still (Noun)


The waves never still (v)

6. Leave

Grant me leave (Noun)


Please leave the hall (verb)

7. File

This is my personal file (noun)


File all these papers (verb)

8. Address

Write the address (noun)


Gandhiji addressed the nation (verb)

9. Old

He is an old man (Adj)


Help the old (noun)

10. Hope

I hope to succeed (Verb)


My hope is to become the school first student(noun)

11. Sign

This is my sign (noun)


Please, sign in this document (Verb)

QUESTION NO. 18

Write a sentence of your own using American word for British English

British English

American English

Sentence

1.

Post

Mail

I send a mail.

2.

Flat

apartment

I live in this apartment.

3.

Aerial

Antenna

This is an antenna

4.

Film

Movie

I like Tamil movie

5.

Lift

Elevator

There is an elevator in my school

6.

Taxi

Cab

This is a cab

7.

Tap

faucet

This is a faucet.

8.

Lorry

Truck

I have a truck

9.

Holiday

vacation

I enjoyed the vacation

10.

Petrol

gasoline

We use gasoline for two wheelers.

11.

Autumn

fall

I like fall season


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Pavement

sidewalk

This is a sidewalk.

13.

Biscuit

Cookies

Children like cookies

14.

Sweet

Candy

Children like candy

15.

Gum

Glue

Paste the stamp with glue

16.

Election

Polling

The polling was held yesterday

QUESTION NO. : 19 Use the Compound word in your sentence


Compound word

Sentence

1.

Long forgotten

He is my long forgotten friend.

2.

Day -to Day

Day-to-day I see increase in price.

3.

Well to do

He belongs to a well to do family

4.

Break fast

I had breakfast in a hotel

5.

Good for nothing

This box is good for nothing

6.

Dancing bird

Peacock is a dancing bird.

7.

Duty-free

This is a duty-free shop

8.

Outpatient

This is an outpatient ward

9.

Credit card

The bank gives credit cards

QUESTION NO. : 20 Prefixes (or) Suffixes


Write a sentence using prefix (or) suffix
Prefix
1.

un-

Answer
Unhappy

Suffixes

Answer

1. -ful

Beautiful

I am unhappy
2.

in-

Inactive

She is Beautiful
2. -less

He is inactive
3.

im-

immortal

He is useless.
3. -al

God is immoral
4.

dis-

Dishonest

il-

illegal

4. -ly

pre-

prepaid

5. -ate

ir-

irregular

fortunate
I am fortunate to be here

6. ity

I have prepaid card.


7.

slowly
He walks slowly.

His action is illegal


6.

National
I love national flag.

He is dishonest
5.

Useless

regularity
Regularity is a must

7. able

He is irregular to school

avoidable
The crisis must be avoidable

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8.

mis-

mistake

8. ment

You did a mistake

ointment
He applied ointment to the injury

QUESTION NO.: 21 Give a compound word to the following forms:


Form

Answer

- Noun + Noun

School boy

- Noun + Verb

Sun rise

- Noun + Adj

Life long

- Adjective + Noun

Long life.

- Gerund + Noun

Dancing doll

- Preposition + Noun

Down stream

- Verb + Noun

Popcorn.

- Noun + Gerund

Air-conditioning

- Adjective + Verb

Whitewash

- Participle + Noun

Brokenchair

QUESTION NO.: 22 Phrasal verbs : Write sentence using phrasal verbs.


Phrasal Verb

Sentence

Look after

She looks after her children

Look into

She looked into the bill

Look out

He looks out for job.

Put on

He put on a new dress.

Put off

The meeting is put off to next week.

Call on

I will call on you on Sunday.

Call upon

We now call upon the Chairman

Call Off

The strike was called off.

Pickup

There is pick up in my bike.

Pick out

I pick out the important points.

Cut off

He has cut off his finger.

Cut short

He has cut short his hair.

QUESTION NO. : 23 Write a sentence using the clipped form of the words.
Word

Clipped form

Answer

1.

Laboratory

lab

This is a lab

2.

Advertisement

ad

This is an ad.
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3.

Fountain Pen

pen

This is my pen

4.

Gymnasium

gym

I go to gym.

5.

Kilogram

kilo

This is a kilo of sugar.

6.

Demarcate

mark -

Mark the line

7.

Suitcase

case

This is a case.

8.

Discotheque

disco -

Meat me at the disco

9.

Helicopter

copter -

This is a copter.

10.

Microphone

mike -

This is mike.

11.

Demonstration

demo -

This is a demo

12.

Refrigerator

fridge -

I have a fridge.

13.

Influenza

flu

Flu is kind of fever.

14.

Examination

exam -

I wrote the exam well.

SECTION B. GRAMMATICAL COMPETENCIES ( 20 MARKS)


QUESTION NO. : 24. Fill in the blanks with modal/semi modal verbs.
1.

Eve Teasers . be severely punished

Ans : should.

2.

Army soldiers . obey their officers

Ans : must

3.

I. smell all things in the kitchen

Ans : can

4.

Law makers . not be law breakers

Ans : should.

5.

One . always keep his promise.

Ans : should.

6.

How . you ask me such a question?

Ans : dare.

7.

You. not read every chapter

Ans : need.

Modals (9)

shall, should can, could, may, might, will, would, must.

Semi modals (4)

dare, ought to, used to, need

QUESTION NO.: 25 Fill in the Blanks with Tense and Passive form:
1.

The earth .(move) round the Sun. (Use the tense)

Ans : Moves.

2.

Slow and steady .(win) the race (Use the tense)

Ans : wins

3.

Water . (boil) at 100 tem. (use the tense)

4.

English. (speak) all over the world by millions of people.


(use suitable passive forms)

5.

Ans : Boils.

Ans : is spoken

In primitive times, stone instruments. (employ) to kill animals.


(use passive form)

Ans : were employed.


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QUESTION NO.: 26 & 27. Fill in the blanks with relative pronoun.
Relative pronouns
Related to person

who, whom, whose

Related to things

which, that

Related to place

where

1.

This is the boy . won the race

Ans : Who.

2.

Shown me the book . you bought yesterday

Ans : Which / That

3.

My friend .. father works in Agra , has made a clay model

Ans : Whose

4.

This is the house . I was born

Ans : Where

5.

The Kala Nag. eyes burnt like embers was still alive.

Ans : Whose

6.

The water .is brought by the lorries is contaminated

Ans : Which.

7.

Kumaraswamy .house I live in owns a mill

Ans : Whose.

8.

This is the man .. you want to meet.

Ans : Whom

9.

I didnt understand you meant.

Ans : What.

10.

Nobody knows . the function will commence

Ans : When.

QUESTION NO.: 28 Fill in the blanks by using the given verb form.
1.

If there . (be ) a bandh I will close my shop. (use the verb) Ans : is

2.

If you go fast, you (catch) the bus easily. (use the verb form)

Ans will catch.

3.

If I decided to live abroad, I (live) in Singapore. (use the verb)

Ans : would live.

4.

If you had worked hard you (score) well

Ans : would have scored

5.

If I were a bird I

(use the verb)

. (fly) (use the verb)

Ans : would fly

QUESTION NO. 29 Fill in the blanks with suitable phrase/preposition


List of phrases
List of prepositions

:
:

In spite of / without / in order to / despite / due to


till, since, with, for, to, etc.,

1. . the warning he made a mistake (use the phrase)

Ans : inspite of

2. He was punished. his mistake (use the preposition)

Ans : for

3. He did not attend the interview hill ill health (use the phrase)

Ans : due to

4. The match discontinuedheavy rain.(use the phrase)

Ans : due to

5. I have gone . all the shelves (use the preposition)

Ans : though

6. I attended the function . my father (use the phrase)

Ans : instead of

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7. He spoke in the meeting the agenda (use the preposition)

Ans : against

QUESTION NO. 30: Fill in the blanks with suitable Tense Form.
1.

I. (live) in this house since 2008. ( use the tense)

Ans : have been living

2.

We . (go) there next week. (use the tense)

Ans : will go

3.

Anitha . (not complete) her assignment so far.

Ans : has not completed.

4.

Saran usually (go) to movies on Sundays. (use the tense) Ans : goes.

5.

They . (play) football now (use the tense)

Ans : are playing.

QUESTION NO. 31; Sentence Pattern:


Pattern

Sentence

SV

Birds fly

SVO

He gave a book

SVOA

He gave a book today.

SVIODO

He gave me a book

SVIODOA

He sent me a letter yesterday

SVOC

They elected him leader

SVOCA

They elected him a leader yesterday

SVC

He is mad

SVA

He went to Chennai.

ASVO

Today he gave a book.

SVAA

He went to Chennai by bus

QUESTION NO. 32: Kinds of Passive Voice


Personal passive voice with agent / doer / by
Impersonal passive voice without agent / doer / by
1.

The flag was hoisted by the collector.


Ans : This is an example of personal passive voice.

2.

My pocket has been picked


Ans : This is an example of impersonal passive voice.

QUESTION NO. 33 Fill in the blanks with linkers


Conjunction
Starters

:
:

but, still, because, so, or, otherwise, orelse


though, as, when, if, unless

1. I reached in time. I was not permitted (use a link word) Ans : Though
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2. He is sick . he is absent (use a link word)

Ans : so

3. He is poor..he is honest. (use a link word)

Ans : yet.

4. Janani was not permitted she reached in time (use link)

Ans : Though

5. he was ill, he did not attend the meeting (use link word) Ans : As.
6. he saw a tiger he ran away. (use link word)

Ans : When

7. Take these medicines regularly you will suffer (link word) Ans : Or else
QUESTION NO.: 34 Transform the following sentence ;

5 x 2 = 10

Reported Speech (Change Direct form into Indirect form)


Tourist :

Id like to have some information about Mahabalipuram.

Guide :

It was developed by the Pallava Kings.

Tourist :

How can we reach there?

Guide :

You can drive along to the East Cost Road,

Answer :

The tourist told the guide that he would like to have some information about
Mahabalipuram. The guide told the Tourist that it was developed by the
Pallava Kings. The Tourist asked the guide how they could reach there. The
guide replied that they could drive along the east cost Road.

QUESTION NO.: 35 Inversion in the conditional Clauses.


When If is followed by auxiliary were, had, should If can be omitted.
1. If you should need my help again just give a ring (Begin with should)
Ans.: Should you need my help again, just give me a ring.
2. It I had known the answer, I would have told you. (Begin with Had)
Ans : Had I known the answer, I would have told you.
3. If the management were to go back on its promise there would be a strike (Begin with were)
Ans : Were the management to go back on its promise there would be a strike.

QUESTION NO. : 36 Change into complex


1. She tried hard but she not succeed (change into complex)
Ans : Though she tried hard she did not succeed.
2. I studied very hard but failed (combine with though)
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Ans : Though I studied very hard I failed.


3. Venkat shared his lunch with the boy. But he had only one cake ( change into complex)
Ans : Though Venkat had only one cake, he shared his lunch with the boy.
4. The thief saw the police and ran away. (Change into complex)
Ans : When the thief saw the police, he ran away.
5. The rain stopped and so they play resumed (Change into complex)
Ans : As the rain stopped , the play resumed.
6. The thief saw the dog and he ran away. (Change into complex)
Ans : When he saw the dog, the thief ran away.
QUESTION NO.: 37 Change into compound:
1. As he did not want to be arrested, he ran away. (Change into compound)
Ans : He did not want to be arrested, and so he ran away.
2. As my uncle was not willing to help me I had to apply for a Loan (Change into Compound)
Ans : My uncle was not willing to help me and so I had to apply for a loan.
3. Unless you work hard, you will not clear the exam.
Ans : work hard or you will not clear the exam.
4.

Though he is poor, he is honest (change into compound)


Ans.: He is poor but he is honest.

QUESTION NO.: 38 Change into simple


1.

She was poor but she was always happy ( Change into simple)
Ans : Inspite of being poor, she was always happy.

2.

It you miss the bus, take a taxi. (Change into simple)


Ans : In case of missing the bus, you take a Taxi.

3.

Mohana was poor, yet she was kind. (Change into simple)
Ans :In spite of being poor, she was kind.

4.

Bharat is very arrogant , He will not apologise (Change into simple)


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Ans : Bharat is too arrogant to apologise.

SECTION C: READING COMPETENCIES (15 MARKS)


QUESTION NO. 39-43 ( 5 questions)
III

Identifying Registers.

5x1=5

A)

Identify each sentence with the field in list given below, by understanding the word
or the words serving as the clue;

39.

India will send manned mission to moon.

40.

The Board has recommended a dividend of 50 percent.

41.

The hybrid variety of Brinjal should be banned from marketing

42.

Huge response from the public to donate organs is one the rise.

43.

The Oscar winner Dr. A.R.Rahman has given a message to the disabled through his
album.
(medicine, agriculture, media, space, business)

Some keywords in the sentences will help us to identify the field.

Agriculture

--- Tilling, pesticide, harvest, manure, fertilizer,

Travel

--- Visa, embassy, tour, passport, journey

Space

--- Galaxy, planet, sattelite, launch

Education

--- Syllabus, curriculum, exam, scholarship,

Politics

--- Constitution, election, minister, government

Nutrition & Dietices --- Vitamins, spicy, calorie, diet, food, energy,

Business

--- Divident, marketing, shares, stock exchange, gold

Science

--- Computer, robot, spaceships, experiments, research

QUESTION NOS. 44-48: ( 5 questions)


B)

5 x 2 = 10.

Read the following passage and answer in your own words the questions given below.

The passage for comprehension is non- textual, selected from Newspaper/Magazine.


At least 3 questions will have direct answer.
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The present police system in India was introduced by the British in 1861, primarily to help
their administration and to help them to rule this country by suppressing all anti-Government
activities. The police forces were considered by them a fighting force and not a service oriented
organization. A person was selected as a constable for his brown, with not concern for his brain or
education this was the general pattern, there were a few cultured British Officers who attempted to
attached certain human the value in the Indian force under their command. The police under the
British were employed as an instrument of oppression. They were loyal to the king or queen of
England and not to their own brethren in India that was the image of the police in the preIndependent era.
Questions :
44.

Why was the police force introduced in India by British?

45.

How was the police force considered?

46.

How was a man selected as a constable?

47.

What did the few cultured British Officers try to do?

48.

What was the image of pre-independent police force?

Answers :
44.

The police force was introduced in India by British to help their administration and to
help them to rule this country by suppressing all anti-government activities.

45.

The police force was considered as a fighting force and not a service oriented
organization.

46.

A man was selected as constable for his brawn but not for his intelligence or
education.

47.

The few cultured British Officers tried to attach certain human values in India force
under their command.

48.

The image of the police in the pre-independent


era was that they were loya to the
king or queen of England and not to their own brother in India.

SECTION D. Writing Competencies ( Prose) 15 Marks


QUESTION NOS.49 TO 51 Answer any one of the followings in a paragraph:IV

1x5=5

Answer any one of the following question in a paragraph of about 100 words each.

49.

How does Mark Antony make the crowd believe that Caesar was not ambitious.
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50.

How do you relate Ahimsa and Sathygraha with reference to women?

51.

How was the Kala Nag captured?

QUESTION NOS. 52 54 Essays (one out of three questions)


IV

Write an essay in about a page of 250 words

52.

Gandhijis views on women Discuss.

53.

Narrate the trekking experience of Athush Deshpande.

54.

The aftermath of atomisation on Hiroshima.

1 X 10 = 10

To answer the paragraph and essay questions the following three essays will be useful.
Students are advised to be through with the essays.
1. JULIUS CAESAR SHAKESPEARE
Julius Caesar is one of the most famous plays of Shakespeare. Caesar was killed by his
friends. This part of the play gives an account of the speeches of Brutus and Antony.
Brutuss Speech
Brutus, Casca and others planned to kill Caesar, Brutus justified that he had killed Caesar for
the welfare of the people . Also he said that if he had not killed Caesar, he would have made
the people as slaves. He told the people that Caesar was killed for his ambition but not for his
valour.
Antonys speech
Mark Antony a close friend of Caesar wanted to bring out the truth. He said that Caesar was
not ambitious, though he had chances to have crowned for three time. He had not come to
praise bus to bury him. Caesar lived for the people of Rome. He made the people to turn
against Brutus and others by his speech.
Thus, Brutus by his powerful speech made his deed justifiable. But Antony by his effective
oration proved that Brutus and others were highly ungrateful to the king.
2. WOMENS RIGHTS MAHATMA GANDHIJI
Mahathma Gandhi was a ceaseless crusader. He fought for womens equality and fought
against superstition.
Womens equality:
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He thought that women must be educated. They should be made free and to feel equal to
decide their own destiny. He was against ancient books men and women can live together
with natural help.
Superstition is an evil:
Gandhi said that any practice which is not good for society must be banished. We should not
follow anything which is ancient. He was against all the superstitious belief. He did not
support untouchability, child marriage and child widowhood.
Women Gods gift:
Women are gifted with infinite love by God. This infinite love is known as ahimsa. Gandhi
urges women to use to gift the act as the messenger of gospel. He was in belief that women
could teach the art of peace and patience to the world. Thus Gandhi lived all through his life,
by fighting for the noble causes.
3. THE MARK OF VISHNU KUSHWANT SINGH
Kushwant Singh is Indias famous writer. He is known for his sense of humour. In this story,
The Mark of Vishnu, he speaks of the evil effects of superstition.
Gunga Ram and his superstition:
Gunga Ram was an illiterates and full of superstititon. He thought that all creatures were
sacred. He offered milk to the snake which lived in the courtyard. Hence, he was satisfied that
the snake would not do any harm to the inmates of the house.
Youngsters :
The young boys in the house used to make fun of GungaRam was often very much upset over
this.
The Capture of Kala Nag :
One day when GungaRam was out, The boys found the kala Nag, lying on the ground. The
boys surrounded it. One of the boys gave a heavy blow on its back with a bamboo stick. Its
back was damaged They put him in a biscuit tin and tied up with a string. However, the hood
was not damaged.
At School :
They took the snake to school next morning. The science teacher loosened the string. At once,
the Kala Nag came out with a loud his and tried to bite the teacher. The boys cried in fear. At
last it fell on the floor from the tin and went towards the door painfully.
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Gunga Rams Arrival:


Gungram came to school and stood at the door. He put a saucer full of milk and bowed his
forehead on the ground and prayed for forgiveness. The Kala Nag bit him in horror and
escaped. Gunga Ram was killed out of superstition.

SECTION E (Literary Competencies poetry) 20 Marks.


QUESTION NOS.55 TO 69. Appreciation questions

6x1=6

Poem 1 A Psalm of Life H.W. Longfellow.


1. Tell me not in mournful numbers
Life is but an empty dream
a) What is meant by mournful numbers?
Ans : Mournful numbers mean sad poems.
b) Why do some people say life is an empty dream?
Ans : Because they consider death as the end of life.
2. Still like muffled drums are beating funeral marches to the grave.
a) What are beating like muffled drums?
Ans : The human heart beating is like muffled drums
b) What is the message of these lines?
Ans : Death is unavoidable in our life.
3. Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime.
a) Whose lives are mentioned here?
Ans : Great mens lives are mentioned here.
b) What do their lives remind us?
Ans : Their lives remind us to lead a noble life.
Poem 2 Womens Rights Annie Louisa Walker
1. You can not rob us of the rights we cherish
Nor turn our thoughts away
a) Who do you think this line is addressed to?
Ans : This line is a addressed to men who deny womens rights.
b) What is the attitude of women towards rights?
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Ans : Women are dedicated to their work.


2. We claim to dwell in quiet an seclusion
Beneath the household roof.
a) Where do women claim to dwell?
Ans : Women claim to dwell quietly at home.

3. Not in a dreamy and inane abstraction


to sleep our life away
a) What is meant by inane abstraction?
Ans : Inane abstraction means noticing what is happening around.
b) Explain Sleep our life away
Ans : Women do not waste their time.
Poem : 3 A Noiseless Patient Spider - Walt Whitman
1.A noiseless patent spider
I marks where on a little promontory it stood isolated,
Marked how to explore the vacant vast surrounding.
a) Who tried to explore?
Ans : A spider tried to explore.
b) What does it refer to?
Ans : It refers to a spider.
c) What is promontory?
Ans : Promontory is the high test point of land.
2. Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing, seeking
The spheres to connect them
a) What is means by musing?
Ans : Musing means contemplating

b) What does the soul go on doing?


Ans : The soul goes on meditating
3.Till the gossamer tread you fling catch some where
What is means by gossamer thread O my soul
a) What does gossamer thread mean?
Ans : Gossamer thread means silky filament made by the spider.
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b) What is the human soul compared?


The human soul is compared to a spider.
Poem 4 English words V.K.Gokak
1. Speech that came like leech craft
And killed us almost, bleeding us white
a) What is the comparison made here?
Ans : Leech craft removes impure blood. English removes the defects of other languages.
2. You pose the cosmic riddle
a) What is the riddle?
Ans : The riddle is about the God and the Creation of the World.
b) What poses the Cosmic riddle?
The divine English words pose the cosmic riddle.
3.

Fathomless words with Indo- Aryan blood


Tingling in your veins
?

a) What is meant by fathomless words?


English words are countless.
b) Explain Indo Aryan Blood.
The Indo Aryan language has influenced the English language.
Poem 5 Snake D.H. Lawrence
1.

On the day of Sicilian July with Etna smoking


The golden are venemous.

a)

What is Etna?
Ans : Etna is a Volcanic mountain.

b)

Why did the poet think of killing the snake?


Ans : Because it is the golden coloured poisonous type.

2.

Some one was before me at my water-trough


And I like a second comer waiting

a)

Who came before the poet to drink water?


Ans ; The snake came before the poet to drink water.
Who is the second comer?
Ans : The poet is the second comer.

b)

3.

The voice of my education said to me


He must be killed

a)

What is meant by the Voice of Education?


Ans : The voice of education is the poets inner thoughts.
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b)

Who must be killed?


Ans : The snake must be killed.
Poem 6 The man he killed Thomas Hardy

1.

Yes quaint and curious war is!

a)

Why is war quaint and curious?


Ans : Because the soldiers kill each other without any personal enmity

b)

Why do the soldiers kill each other?


Ans : Because it is their duty.

2.

We should have sat us down to wet


Right many a nipperkin

a)

What is meant by nipperkin?


Ans : Nipperkin is a scotch term. It refers to a small glass jar for beer or wine.

b)

Where did they sit?


Ans : The sat in an inn.

3.

I Shot him dead because


Because he was my foe

a)

Why did the poet shoot him?


Ans : Because he was the rival soldier.

b)

What does foe refer to?


Ans ; The foe refers to the enemy.

QUESTION NO.61- 63 Poetic Devices (Three questions)

3x1=3

Poem 1 A Psalm of Life - H.W. Longfellow


1.

Life is real, life is earnest


And the grave is not its goal

a)

Write the words in alliteration


Ans : The words in alliteration are grave goal.

2.

Tell me not in mournful numbers


Life is but an empty dream
For the soul is dead the slumbers
And things are not what they seem

b)

What are the rhyming words?


Ans : The rhyming words are numbers slumbers, dream seem.

c)

Mention the rhyme scheme of these lines.


Ans : The rhyme scheme is a, b a, b

3.

Still like muffled drums are beating,


Funeral marches to the grave
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d)

Mention the figure o speech


Ans : The figure of speech is simile.

4.

Dust thou art to dust returnest


Was not spoken o the soul.

e)

What is the allusion referred to here?


Ans : The allusion is from the Bible, Genesis, 3:19.

Poem 2 Womens Rights Annie Louisa Walker


1

As humble plants by country hedgerows growing


That treasure p the rain

a)

Mention the figure of speech


Ans : The figure of speech is simile.

2.

You can not rob us of the rights we cherish

b)

Write the words in alliteration.


Ans : The words in alliteration are rob-rights.

Poem 3 A Noiseless Patient Spider Walt Whitman


1.

A noiseless patient spider

a)

Mention the figure of speech


Ans : The figure of speech is personification

2.

Markd how to explore the vacant vast surrounding

b)

Write the words in alliteration


Ans : The words in alliteration are vacant vast

3.

Till the gossamer thread you fling catch some where oh my soul

c)

Mention the figure of speech


Ans : The figure of speech is oxymoron/metaphor.

Poem 4 English Words V.K.Gokat


1.

O winged seeds, you crossed the furrowed sear


To nestle in the warm and silent earth.

a.

Mention the figure of speech


Ans : The figure of speech is personification.

2.

In the end will be the word.


And the word will be God in the man
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b.

What is the figure of speech used here?


The allusion referred to here is from The Bible

3.

Speech that came like leak craft:

c.

Mention the figure of speech


Ans : The figure of speech is simile.

4.

You ripened into nectar in fruit jars

d.

Mention the figure of speech.


Ans : The figure of speech is imagery.

Poem 5 Snake D.H. Lawrence


1.

He lifted his head form his drinking as cattles do

a.

Mention the figure of speech


Ans : The figure of speech is simile.

2.

And I thought of the albatross

b.

What is the allusion?


Ans : The allusion is from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by S.T. Coleridge.

3.

And flickered his two-forked tongue form his lips.

c.

Write out the words in alliteration.


Ans : The words in alliteration are flickered - forked.

4.

For there he was at the water through before me

d.

Mention the figure of speech


Ans : The figure of speech is personification.

Poem 6 The Man he killed Thomas Hardy


1.

Had he and I but met


By some old ancient inn
We should have sat us down to wet
Right many a nipperkin

a)

What are rhyming words.


Ans : The rhyming words are - met wet, Inn-nipperkin.
What is the rhyme scheme?
Ans : The rhyme scheme is a,b a, b

b)

2.

Youd treat me if met where any bar is


Or help to half a crown.

c)

Write the words in alliteration


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Ans : The words in alliteration are help - half.

QUESTION NOS. 64 TO 66: (Explain the following set of lines with reference to the context)
2x3=6
Note: Students are asked to remember some clue words in each and every poem. So that they can
ans.: the name of the poem and the poet to score at least two marks;
Students will be familiar to answer simply for the explanation part with the given answer against
each poem.

clue words:

Poem: 1
1. Tell me not, in mournful numbers,

mournful

Life is but an empty dream

dust thou

slumbers

2. Life is real Life is earnest

muffled

And the grave is not its goal

bivouac

3. Be not like dumb, driven cattle,

bury

Be a hero in the strife.

footprints

Answer:
Context:

shipwrecked
This is from A Psalm of Life by H.W. Longfellow.

forlorn
Explanation: H.W. Longfellows, A Psalm n Life gives a deal of advice. He says that life is not
an empty dream. It is real. There is no more enjoyment. There should be hard work to
reach the goal.
Poem: 2
1. You cannot rob us of the rights we cherish,

clue words:

Nor turn our thoughts away


2. To die, and not a heart that does not love us
know where were laid
3. Not in a dreamy and inane abstraction
To sleep our life away
Context:

This is from Womens Rights by Annie Louisa Walker.

rob
seclusion
jarring
inane
hedgerows
unknown
cherished
dwell
privilege

Explanation: A.L. Walker gives her views on womens rights. Men cannot deny their rights. They
want to live secluded under the household roof. They feel happy in domestic works.
They spread.

clue words:

Poem: 3
1. And O my soul where you stand
Surround, detached, in measureless oceans of space
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filament
unreeling
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2. Markd how to explore the vacant vast surrounding,


It launched forth filament

Context:

This is from A Noiseless Patient spider by Walt Whitman.

Explanation: Walt Whitman saw a noiseless patient spider. It tried to touch the vacant surrounding.
It gave out the filament continuously. It was spinning the web. The human soul is
compared to the spider. The soul tries to bridge the gap.

clue words:

Poem: 4
1. You bleached our soul soiled with impurities

leech - craft
impurities
creepers
dawn
furrowed
nascent
homing bees
O winged seeds
aeons
Indo-Aryan
cosmic

You bathed our hearts amid tempestuous seas.


1. You were the dawn, and sunlight filled the spaces
Where owls were hovering.
2. O winging words! Like homing bees you borrow
Grown murmurous, the honey of delight .
3. In the end will be the word
And the word will be God in Man.
Context:

This is from English Words by V.K. Gokak.

Explanation: V.K. Gokak expresses his admiration for English. He compare English to beachcraft. Because it purifies the soiled souls. They spread all over the world like winged
seeds. They are the dawn to the world. It poses a cosmic riddle.
Poem: 5
1. I came down the steps with my pitcher

clue words:

And must wait, must stand and wait.


2. The voice of my education said to me:
He must be killed.
3. And depart peaceful, pacified and thankfulness.
Into the burning bowels of this earth?

fissure
education
Etna
Sicily
cowardice
hospitality
log
albatross

4. Was it cowardice, that I dared no kill him?


Was it perversity, that I longed to talk to him.
Context:

This is from Snake by D.H. Lawrence

Explanation: The poet says that God created all creations, one day, on a hot day a snake came there
to drink water. The Poet tried to kill it. But the snake escaped and disappeared into
the hole. He thought his act was mean. The poet wished the snake would come again.
Poem: 6.

clue words:
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1. I shot at him, as he at me,


And killed him in his place.
2. We should have sat us down to wet
Right many a nipper him!
3. Youd treat if met where any bar is
Or help to half a crown

Context:

This is from The Man He killed by Thomas Hardy

Explanation: The poet explains that war is strange and sorrowful. He once killed his enemy in the
war. There was no reason to kill him in a bar he would have drunken with him.
QUESTION NO, 67 TO 69. Answer any ONE of the followings:1.
2.
3.

1x5=5

Bring out the message of the poem, A Psalm of Life


How does the poet define Womens Rights
Bring out the emotions expressed in the poem The Man He Killed

Ans.:
1.

A Psalm of Life is a poem that gives us a lot of advice. The poet says that we should
be optimistic. We should not dwell in empty dram. We should do hard work to reach
our goal. We should not think about the past or the future. We have to act I the
present to be a hero. Failures should not discourage us. We could achieve great things
by following the foot step of our ancestors:-

2.

In the poem Womens Rights. A/L. Walker defines the rights of women. She says
that women have their own rights. Men cannot deny their rights. They want to live
within the four walls. They want to live secluded and spread happiness around their
home like the fragrant flowers. They prefer to die unknown and unnoticed.

3.

The poet is the narrator of the poem The Man He killed. He is a soldier. He shot
down an another man in the battle. That man was his enemy. No other reason to kill
him. But he said that had he met that man in an inn he would have drunk with him.
The poet also found the reason to become a soldier. He said that he might be out of
work. He felt very much that war was something wrong and awful.

ENGLISH PAPER II
SECTION A (Supplementary Reader and Communicative Competencies)
QUESTION NO. 1.

1x5=5

1. Write a paragraph by rearranging the following sentences in correct sequence. (The first and
the last sentences are already in order).
Model I:
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She was looking through the window at an ivy leaf


She became bed ridden
She had a strange fancy about her death
She was counting the ivy leaves falling off
She felt that she would die when the last leaf fell

Answer: (Paragraph)
In November, Johnsy was affected by Pneumonia. So she became bedridden. She had a
strange fancy about her death. She was counting the ivy leaves falling off. She felt that she would die
when the last leaf fell.
Note: The students are expected to answer to the above question, by rearranging the sentences in a
sequence and write them in a paragraph.
Model II
-

In the beginning of the world, the camel was lazy


The Djinn asked the camel to work but the camel said Humph to the Djin also.
They complained to Djinn
The man called the Horse, the Dog and the Ox to work double the time to make up for the
Camel said Humph to all.
The Djinn, by his magic power made a hump grow on the camels back.

Model III
-

Morrist and Saugave were friends


They got the permission to pass through barricade
The two friends met again, had drinks and wanted to go fishing
The prussions invaded France and the entire place was deserted
Every Sunday they went for fishing and felt very happy
They reached the bank and enjoyed fishing.

Model IV
-

Franton Nuttel went to the house of Mrs. Sappleton for nerve cure.
Finding Nuttel to be a stranger vera fabricated a story.
Vera said that Mrs. Sappletons brothers went snipe shooting with their spaniel
Vera has the niece of Mrs. Sappleton
Romance at short notice was Veras specialty
They were engulfed in a fog and killed and Mrs. Sappleton hoped that they would return one
day or other.
Model V
-

The city was full of refugees


He dropped a silver coin and a copper penny in the old mans apron
A vendor was selling hot noodles nearly
A passer-by noticed the old man and took pity on him
There was an old man at the end of the long procession of refugees
The old man used only the copper coin to buy some noodles for his grandson.

Model VI
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One winter morning the Giant saw the little boy


But he was shocked to see nail prints on the hands and feet of the little boy
He knelt before the little child
He hurried towards the little boy
The Giant realized the little boy was none other than Jesus Christ
The child promised to take him to his garden, which is paradise

Model VII
-

One day Ivan was at home and reading a newspaper


Without looking at the last two digits, Ivan started the trouble
He had no gainful work to do
Ivan caught sight of the results of the lottery published
The winning series coincided with the number of Mashas ticket
They started dreaming

QUESTION NO. 2 TO 6

5x1=5

I. B. Complete the following by choosing the correct answer from the options given:
Story 1 The Selfish Giant
1. The children visited the Giants garden ______________.
a) Every day

b) Every week

c) Every Month

d) Every fortnight

2. The Giant stayed with his friend for ____________


a) Seven days

b) Seven months

c) Seven weeks

d) Seven years

c) a few places

d) some places

3. The poor children had ___________ to play


a) many places

b) no place

4. The only people who were pleased to stay in the giants garden were __________
a) spring and summer

b) the birds and the animals

c) the snow and the frost

d) autumn and winter

5. The giant died when he became ____________


a) old an feeble

b) young

c) middle aged

6. There were ____________ peach trees


a) ten

b) eleven

c) twelve

d) fourteen

7. The Giants final journey was to ____________


a) his friends house

b) his neighbouring village

c) his neighbours house

d) paradise

8. The selfish giant longed for ____________


a) spring

b) the little child

c) the children

d) the friend

9. The Giant lying dead was covered with ____________


a) leaves

b)red blossoms

c) white blossoms

d) yellow blossoms

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10. The children entered the Giants garden through ____________


a) the rear gate

b) the main gate

c) the middle gate

d) the little hole in the wall

Story 2 Lottery Ticket


1. The prize money of the lottery ticket was ____________
a) 25000

b) 45000

d) 95000

c) 75000

2. Disappointment in not winning the prize made Ivan and Masha ____________ each other
a) hate

b) love

c) fight

d) more sympathetic to

c) luck

d) lottery ticket

c) magazine

d) Computer

3. Ivan had no faith in ____________


a) God

b) gambling

4. Ivan looked at the ____________


a) newspaper

b) TV

5. Ivan went to ____________


a) Italy

b) India

c) none of these places

d) all of the places

6. The first twenty five thousand of the prize money was spent on ____________
a) buying jewels

b) real property

c) lending loan

d) savings

7. Ivans income was ____________ rubles a year.


a) 1100

b) 1200

c) 1300

d) 1400

8. They wanted to buy a summer villa in the ____________ provinces


a) Tula

b) Oryol

c) Tula & Oryol

d) Tula or Oryol

9. Ivan thought that his relations were wretched, detestable and whining like ____________
a) beggars

b) reptiles

c) thieves

d) both thieves and beggars

10. The Ivans would buy ____________ for the real property.
a) a building

b) a garden

c) an estate

d) a hotel

Story 3 The Last Leaf


1. Sue and Johnsy were ____________ by profession
a) photographers

b) painters

c) artists

d) musicians

2. Mr Pneumonia was a ____________ person


a) deadly

b) rude

c) selfish

d) kind

c) Cancer

d) Pneumonia

3. Mr. Behrman died of ____________


a) Malaria

b) Typhoid

4. Behrmans masterpiece was ____________


a) The Bay of Naples

b) The last leaf

c) The scenery

d) none

5. Johnsy started counting backward from number ____________


a) twelve

b ) eleven

c) ten

d) nine

6. According to Johnsy when the last leaf falls she will ____________
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a) marry

b) die

c) do her masterpiece

d) paint the Bay & Naples

7. She found Behrman smelling strongly of ____________


a) Juniper berries

b) Wine

c) Cherries

d) Fruit juice

8. ____________ found Behrman helpless with pain


a) The doctor

b) Johnsy

c) The janitor

d) an attendant

9. Behrman earned his life ____________


a) serving as a model b) painting pictures c) drawing masterpieces

d) teaching

10. ____________ wanted to paint the Bay of Naples someday as masterpiece.


a) Sue

b) Johnsy

c) Behrman

d) Sue and Johnsy

Story 4 How the Camel got its Humb


1. The camel lived ____________ of a howling desert
a) in a corner

b) at the middle

c) at the southern and d) at the northern end

2. Djinn punished camel using ____________


a) his magic

b) his power

c) his whip

3. The camel refused to work because he was ____________


a) angry

b) hungry

c) lazy

d) sad

c) The Dog

d) The Ox

4. ____________ was a Howler himself


a) Horse

b) Camel

5. The Camel did not work for ____________


a) two days

b) four days

c) three days d) six days

6. The man asked the three to work


a) happily

b) busily

c) lazily

d) double the time

7. The ____________ is incharge of all the Deserts


a) Camel

b) Djinn

c) man

d) the camel and the Djinn

8. The usual answer from the camel was ____________


a) humph

b) hump

c) sorry

d) good

9. All the animals worked for the ____________


a) Djinn

b) man

c) camel

d) camel and Djinn

10. All the animals were ____________


a) happy

b) unhappy

c) indifferent with the camel d) hone

Story 5 Two Friends


1. Morrisot and Sauvage had a common interest in ____________
a) shooting

b) anglers

c) gambling

d) swimming

2. The Prussians offered to release the friends in exchange for ____________


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3. Paris is in ____________________
a) France

b) Japan

c) Germany

d) America

4. Morrisot was a ________ by profession


a) Watch shop owner b) Watchman c) Watch worker

d) watch shop worker

5. The Prussions complained that the two friends were _______________.


A) fishermen

b) thieves

c) visitors

d) spies.

c) Friday

d) Saturday

6. Every _____ Morrisot met sauvage.


a) Sunday

b) Monday

7. Presently Morrisot and Sauvage reached ___________ occupied by the colonel.


a) a bungalow

b) the camp

c) the castle

d) the villa

8. After shooting them dead, the Prussians ____________________


a) buried them

b) threw them into the river c) left them

d) burnt them

8. They are worse than __________ replied Sauvage


a) villains

b) animals

c) sadists

d) terrorists

9. Monsieur sauvage, pointing to heights, murmured ____________ up yonder


a) the French

b) the Dutch

c) the British d) the Prussians

Story 6 The Refugees


1. The refugees were _________________
a) well dressedb) not properly dressed

c) ugly

d) dirty

2. The old man was given _________________


a) a copper coin

b) a silver coin c) a copper and a silver coin d) a gold coin

3. The old man bought noodles for the __________________


a) silver coin b) copper penny

c) gold coin

d) silver coin & copper penny

4. The noodle vendor stopped near the old man because he was ____________
a) kind

b) keen on selling

c) tired

d) watching the refugees

5. There were _____________ of the refugees passing at this time.


a) hundred

b) several hundreds

c) thousand

d) several thousand

6. The city dwellers noticed the refugees with increased ______________


a) happiness

b) pity

c) bitterness

d) generosity

7. The uncommon men and women who entered the city were from ___________
a) one region b) different regions

c) two different regions

d) many regions

8. The old man and his wife were drowned when _____________
a) the war broke out b) there was an earthquake

c) the dikes broke d)there was flood

9. The lost one of this long processions was little wizened _______________
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a) boy

b) girl

c) old man

d) old women

10. The old man decided not to spent his money on food, because ____________
a) he was too tired to eat

b) he was too frugal c) he decided to keep it to buy seeds

Story 7 Open Window


1. Vera said that the tragedy happened __________________
a) a year ago b) two years ago
2.

c) three years ago

d) four years ago

Vera was __________ year old


a) fifteen

3.

b) eighteen

c) twenty

d) twenty four

The hunters who went to snipe shooting were __________________ in the bog.
a) trapped

b)rescued

c) engulfed

d) drowned

4. Vera was the ________________ to Mrs. Sappleton.


a) sister

b) daughter

c) mother

d) niece

5. Sappletons husband and her two younger brothers went off for __________
a) a work in the forest

b) a journey

c) a shooting d) a picnic

6. Veras action is _____________________


a) a prank

b) bad

c) good

d) unfortunate

7. Vera said that the visitor might have been terrified on seeing the ___________
a) tiger

b) spaniel

c) cat

d) lion

8. While visiting Mrs. Snappleton Mr. Nuttel carried ________________


a) a bag

b) a stick

c) a letter of introduction

d) a hat

9. The figures who came in carried _______________


a) a black coat b) a white coat & guns

c) a knife

d) a black coat & a knife

10. Snipe is ______________________


a) an animal

b) a bird

c) an insect

d) a reptile.

QUESTION NO, 7 TO 11
C. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

5x1=5

Every afternoon when school was over, the children came and played with the giant. The
little boy whom the giant loved was never seen again. The giant was very kind to the children yet he
longed for his first little friend, and after spoke of him. How I would like him! he used to say.
Questions:
1.
With whom did the children play every afternoon?
2.
Who was never seen again?
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3.
4.
5.

Was the giant kind to all the children?


For whom did the giant long for?
What did the giant want?

Answers:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

The children came and played with the giant every afternoon.
The little boy whom the giant loved was never seen again\.
Yes, the giant was very kind to all the children.
The giant longed for the little children.
The giant wanted to see the little boy again.

Note: Try more comprehension exercises.


QUESTION NO.12. Write an essay by developing the following hints:

1.

1 x 10 = 10

The Selfish giant did not allow the children to play built a wall winter came in spring
came at last garden with blossoms the giant felt happy allowed to play helped one
little boy wished to see the boy children with wounds Jesus Christ the giant dead
taken to paradise.

ESSAY: The Selfish Giant was a short story written by Oscar wilde.
Once there lived a selfish giant. He had a lovely garden. He went to visit his friend.
So children played happily in the garden. The giant returned after seven years. He did not like
the children to play in the garden.
He built a huge wall and put up a notice board. The children had no place to play. So,
the Spring and the Autumn did not come in. The giant worried a lot.
One fine morning he was happy. Because the spring came in. The boys came through a hole
in the wall and were playing in the garden. A little boy was trying to climb a tree. He helped
the boy. He allowed all the children to play in the garden.

Thereafter the boy was not seen. The giant was sad. But one day the giant saw the
boy with the prints of nails on his palms and feet. The giant understood that he might be
Jesus Christ. After death, the giant was taken to the paradise.

2.

Ivan Dimitritch and Masha husband and wife middle class man lived a content
life one day read newspaper wife told the lottery ticket number Ivan surprised the
number was there seventy five thousand prize discussion to spend money to buy
property to go abroad thought about relatives but the real number was not seen began
to hate his wife and everything.
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ESSAY:
The Lottery ticket was a story, written by Anton Chekov.

He narrates the

selfishness and strange behaviour of the people, when they become rich suddenly.

Ivan Dimitritch was a middle class man. He lived happily with his wife Masha and
his two children. But his wife used to buy lottery tickets.

One day he was reading a newspaper. His wife asked him to see the result of the
lottery ticket. Ivan saw the series 9499.He was stunned. The prize amount was huge.

He thought of spending the money. He wanted to buy property and go abroad. But
Masha did not like it. He did not like his and his wifes relatives.

The series was 9499. But the number was 46 and not 26. There was no chance to win.
He began to hate his wife and everything.

The Refugee:
This story was written by Pearl S. Buck. In all his stories Chinese background is seen. The
central character of the story is an old man. To him, agriculture is important.
There were full of refugee in the city. They came from a long distance due to heavy flood.
They were hard workers. But they begged at the doors of small shops of the city. The people of the
city thought that they would have no food due to the refugees. A man out of pity dropped two coins,
one silver and one copper in his pockets.
The old man bought a small bowl of noodles for the copper coin. He gave it to his grandson.
The noodles vendor asked him to buy another cup for him. But the old man said that he had to buy
seeds to be sown in his land.
As a farmer, the old man knew the value of the land. He was the beginner for the Green
Revolution.

SECTION B (Learning Competency Study Skills) (15 Marks)


QUESTION NO. 13 17.

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1.

Arrange the names of two authors Robert Frost and John Milton as found in the library
catalogue.
Frost , Robert
Milton , John.

2.

Explain, not merely expand OPAC


OPAC is online public access catalogue. It is an interactive search module of an
automated library management system

3.

What is an e-mail?
e-mail is electronic mail. It saves time and money. It sends message through the computer.

4.

5.

Write any three instruction for using the library?


1.

Observe silence inside the library.

2.

Dont fold or tear off the pages.

3.

Dont mark anything in the books.

Who is a lexicographer?
One who compiles a dictionary is a lexicographer.

6.

Who is the father of the Indian Library Movement?


Dr. S.R.Ranganathan is the father of the Indian Library Movement.

7.

What is thesaurus?
A thesaurus is a book that lists words in groups of synonyms and related concepts.

8.

What are the various sections of a library?

9.

i) Reference Section . ii) The stacks iii) Journal Section


v) Reprography.
Explain the different sections of a library.

10.

iv) Electronic Section

i)

Reference Section

It contains dictionaries, year books, Atlases, etc.,

ii)

The Stacks

It contains all books except these in reference section.

iii)

Journal Section

It contains journals and periodicals.

iv)

Electronic Section

It contains audio-visual materials, microfilms, Internet,


and computer facilities.

v)

Reprography

It helps to get photo copies.

Why do we consult a dictionary?


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We consult a dictionary to check spelling, the pronunciation meaning and usage of a word.
11.

What is a travelogue?
A travelogue is a piece of narrative writing of ones travel experience.

12.

What is non-verbal presentation?


Presenting information by means of charts, tables, graphics and pictures.

13.

What is internet? Mention any two website address.


It is International network.
http//www.annauni.org.
http//www.redcross.com

14.

What are mass media?


Mass media are the means of communication. Some devices are Radio, TV, Cinema and
Newspaper.

15.

Give an address of a search engine?


http//www.google.com

16.

What are the ABC of writing?


The ABC of writing are accuracy, brevity and clarity.

17.

What is skimming and scanning?


Under standing the general theme of a passage is skimming.
Locating the specific information in the passage is scanning.

18.

What is the difference between Note taking and Note making?


We take notes on passage read out; Listening and Writing
We make notes on a written passage; Reading and Writing

19.

Who compiled the first dictionary in English? When?


Dr. Samuel Johnson compiled the first Dictionary in English in 1755.

20.

Who published first thesaurus? When?


Peter Mark Roget an English doctor published the first thesaurus in 1852.

21.

Give an e-mail ID of
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22.

23.

1.

Service organization

aids control @ yahoo.com

2.

An educational institution

abc college @ rediff .co.in

3.

A personal identification

essem @ yahoo.com

4.

Any journal/ newspaper

the hindu @ vsnl.com

5.

Any hospital

apollo.@ vsnl.net

6.

Any hotel

hotel ram @ vsnl.com

7.

About any university

tnou @ sancharnet.in

8.

Any computer organization

sbi @ yahoo.com

10.

Any sports company

sports_india @ hotmail.com

What are the two widely used systems of classification of books?


i)

Dewey Decimal System.

ii)

American Library of Congress system.

What is clich? Give one example?


Clich is a phrase which has been used too often to the point of monotony.
Example : Last but not the least, I thank the Chief guest.

24.

What are eponymous words?


Words derived from individual names are called eponymous words.
Boycott means refuse. It refers to England Cricket Captain who refused to lower rents for
land.

25.

What are Euphemisms? Give an example?

26.

Euphemisms are soft expressions in the place of harsh ones.


Example : My mother is a homemaker (House wife)
What are the two types of Ads?
Classified Ads : Simple sentences without any pictorial representation
Block Ads

27.

: Attractive slogans with pictorial representation.

Mention some steps for summarizing a passage?


i)

Identify the topic sentence.

ii)

Leave out examples and descriptions.

iii)

Arrange them in a paragraph.


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28.

What is the difference between an acronym and an abbreviation?


An acronym can be pronounced as a word like ISRO but an abbreviation cannot be
pronounced as a word for example USA.

29.

What are the two skills involved in note taking?


Listening and Writing.

30.

Explain not merely expand WHO?


WHO stands for World Health Organisation.
It is part of United Nations Organisations to take actions to promote health of the people.

Question Nos. 18 TO 22: Spot out errors and correct them

5x1=5

Read the following: Spot the errors and correct them.


1.

Mr. Mohan is an University professor


(article a is used before university, useful, unique, European, one)
Ans : a university

2.

Mr. Raja is a MLA


(an is used before MLA, M.A., M.P., M.Sc., M.Com., S.P., F.M., LIC LLB, hour,
honourable, honest) Ans : an MLA

3.

Ravi is senior than Raju.


(Senior, Junior, Prior, Inferior, Superior, Prefer, are followed by to)
Ans : to Raju.

4.

Muhil is one of the best student in my class .


(One of the is followed by a noun in plural)
Ans: one of the best students.

5.

Though he studied well but he failed (remove- but)


(In complex sentences co-ordinating conjunctions like and, but or cannot be used)

6.

As I was laid up with fever so I did not attend the school (remove so)

7.

Seeing the Police and the thief ran away (In simple sentences, the co-ordinating
conjunctions and, but, or cannot be used.) Ans : remove and

8.

You need not to go there (need not, is not followed by infinitive with to) Ans : need not go

9.

I have been living here since five years (since followed by point of time since 1980,
since 1990 etc., For followed by total number of years. Ans : for five years.

10.

Unless he does not come, I cannot help him (Unless is already negative )
Ans : Unless he comes

11.

Physics are a good subject.


(Physics name of a subject. It is singular. Politics, news, Physics, Maths, Economics, - all
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12.

The price of these apples are high.


(real subject is the rice hence the verb must be is)

13.

If you had worked hard, you would pass (had + Past Participle is followed by would have
+ Past Participle.
Ans : would have passed.

14.

If you work hard, you would pass


(Present follows present future.)
Ans : You will pass.

15.

If you worked hard you will pass


(Past follows past future)
Ans : You would pass.

16.

Every one of the boys were questioned.


(each one, every one, much , take singular verbs)
Ans : Was questioned.

17.

Cauvery is a holy river.


(names of rivers, mountains are preceded by the - the cauvery)

18.

Neither food nor water are found here


(When singular subjects are joined by neither, nor the verb will be singular) Ans : is found.

19.

No sooner he saw me than he ran away.


(No sooner is followed by auxiliary verb no sooner did he see me.)

20.

Bread and butter are good for health.


(When two nouns joined by, and express one idea the verb should be singular) Ans : is good

21.

He, I and you are going to Madurai.


(The correct order of pronouns is second person, third person and first person you, he and I)

22.

He cut the tree by an axe


(We do something with an object we write with a pen With denotes an instrument but by
an agent). Ans : with an axe.

23.

There is a stationery shop. (Stationary)

24.

Our principal gave us a lot of advices. (advice)

25.

These furnitures cost Rs:40,000/- (Furniture)

26.

Nobody know the answer (knows)

27.

One of the students are selected (is)


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She prefers coffee than tea (to)

29.

We speak the English We speak English

30.

Two and two make four (makes)

Question Nos. :23 Write a summary of the following passage:-

1x5=5

Write a summary of the following passage:An un known passage of about 300 words will be given
Try to follow the method given below
Write a Rough copy (1Mark)
Give a title

(1Mark)

Prepare a fair copy

(one third 2 Mark)

Matter (No of words (1Mark)


Question No :24 Respond to the following advertisement

1 x 10 =10

Wanted-computer Operator The applicant should be a Graduate in computer science with minimum
two years service. Apply with curriculum vita to box No.69958 C/o. the Hindu, Chennai
From

xxxx
yyyy
To
The Advertiser,
Box No. 69958,
C/o. The Hindu,
Chennai 600002.

Sir,
Sub : Application for the post of computer operator Reg.
Ref. : Your advertisement in The Hindu dated .
With reference to your advertisement, I wish to apply for the post of computer operator.
I furnish my bio- data.
BIO DATA
1.

Name

xxxx

2.

Fathers Name

S.Mani
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3.

Age and Date of Birth

26 years, 15-06-1983

4.

Sex

Male

5.

Qualification

B.Sc., (Computer Science ) I Class. PGDCA

6.

Experience

Worked as a computer operator in Rasi Computers


112-A, Anna Salai, Chennai-2.

7.

Languages known

Tamil, English and Hindi.

8.

Salary Expected

Rs. 10,000/- P.m.

9.

Reference

My Previous Employer

10.

Address for Communication :

110, Raja Street, yyyy

If I am appointed , I assure you sir, that I will serve to the best of my knowledge and ability.
Thank you sir.
Place:

Yours faithfully

Date:
Xxxx
Address on the envelope
To

SECTION D

- STRATEGIC COMPETENCY (Life skills ) 5 marks

Question Nos :25 Non lexical fillers.


IV A Fill in the blanks with non-lexical fillers in the following conversation.

2x1=2

Non lexical fillers are gap fillers to express ones attitude in speaking.
Consider the following clue and give the answers.
Example :
Acceptance - yes

mmm/hmm/em

Refusal No

er/ur/ou
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Doubtful

uh/um

Surprise

ah/ho

Contempt

ouch/pooh

Use any two non Lexical - hm. mmm, ah, er, oh


Exercise:
Mani

Will you come tomorrow?

Sathish

mm, I will come ; what about you?

Mani

um I dont think so

QUESTION No. 26. Giving instruction to reach a place as indicated in the road map; 1 x 3 = 3
Give three instructions: use imperative sentences; use the clue words.
General Instructions:-

Go straight, Keep left, Walk along the Road,


You can see the place

IV- B A man approaches you to direct him to near by temple. Here you find the Road-map; write
three instructions:

Temple
Market

MAIN

ROAD

You are here

Go straight to the main road.


Turn right and go along the road.
Then, you will find the temple on your left, next to market.

SECTION E Artistic / Literacy skills: 10 Marks


Question Nos. :27 To 31 Match the proverbs with their meanings:
Proverbs

5x1=5

Meanings

1.

All that glitters is not gold

Appearance is deceptive

2.

Barking dogs seldom bite

Louder voice need not be delayed.


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3.

Better late than never

It is better to do something, even delayed.

4.

Honesty is the best policy

One should always be honest.

5.

Beauty is only skin deep

outward appearance is not very important

6.

Look before you leap

Be careful when you do something.

7.

No pain no gain

We must work hard to get success.

8.

Rome was not built in a day

For great success we require great efforts

9.

A rolling stone gathers no mass

Continuous change of work cannot give


perfection.

10.

Make hay while the sun shines

Make use of the opportunity.

11.

Man proposes, god disposes

Everything is in hands of the creator.

12.

A stitch in time saves nine

Timely action is important

13.

A friend in need is a friend in need

One who helps in need is a true friend,

14.

Look before you leap

Think and act

15.

As you sow so shall you reap

What you do to others, you will have in time

16.

Brevity is the soul of wit

Say everything briefly.

17.

Blood is thicker than water

Feeling towards relatives are neat

18.

Barking dogs seldom bite

One who talks more, does less

19.

Haste makes waste

Hurry makes you worry.

20.

Where there is a will there is a way -

Strong will power is necessary to act.

21.

Reading makes a perfect man

Read as much as possible

22.

Little knowledge is dangerous

Know everything completely.

23.

Talk less work more

Talkative people will never work.

24.

Even Homer nods

The strongest man will also commit mistakes.

25.

Prevention is better than cure

Try to stop something understandable in

advance
26.

Slow and steady wins the rate

Steadiness and not speed is important.

27.

Familiarly breeds contempt

Close association leads to loss of respect.

28.

Health is wealth

Take care of your health.

29.

Too many cooks spoil the dish

Dont entrust your work with many people.

30.

United we stand, divided we fall

It is better to live in groups.

31.

Practice makes a man perfect

The more we practice, the more we achieve

32.

A bad workman blames the tool

Incompetent people find fault with others

33.

Spare the rod and spoil the child

Appropriate punishment correct people.

34.

The Early bird catches the prey

Noble people dont look for petty gains.


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35.

Dont rob Peter to pay Paul

Small attempts led to big success

36.

Many drop make than ocean

Small attempts led to big success


We must take up only one work at a time.

Question No.32- 36 Matching the products with slogans


PRODUCTS

5x1=5
SLOGANS

1.

Toothpaste

Clean with glee

2.

Detergent

Wash and use

3.

Box of matches

Makes fire in a rare way

4.

Ball point pen

Flawless writing

5.

Soft drink

Cool as a cucumber

6.

Fan

Blow, blow, gently blow

7.

Television

See the world though me.

8.

Wall paper

No paints, no colours.

9.

Computer

All in one.

10.

Ice-Cream

Buy one and taste one.

11.

Air Conditioner

Brings Switzerland into your home

12.

Tooth- Paste

Pearls in your mouth.

13.

Eraser

Erases everything but the past.

14.

Credit Card

Plastic money Buy now pay later.

15.

Lens

A clear vision

16.

Cell-Phone

Immediate contact

17.

Camera

Lets capture the moment.

18.

Mouse

The world at a click

19.

Refrigerator

An incredible igloo at home.

20.

Micro Oven

Makes cooking fun,

21.

WASHING Machine

Take home your tireless clearness

22.

Computer

As reliable as your brain

23.

A Calculator

A mathematician at your service

24.

Wrist watch

Fits your wrist lime an Ornament.

25.

Talcum Powder

Makes you fresh and fragrant.

26.

Detergent

Cleans well and fine.

27.

Dress

Modest and a smart look.

28.

Biscuit

Crisp and tempering

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29.

Lipsticks

Paint the town red.

30.

Shampoo

Leaves your hair smooth and silky.

31.

Chocolate

Taste the brown ecstasy.

32.

Tea

The cup that cheers most Indians.

33.

Shoes

Put your best foot forward.

34.

Five-Star Hotel

Live in the lap of luxury.

35.

Camera

Say cheese and Freeze

36.

Glass

Handles with care.

37.

Ball-Point Pen

Flawless writing flows from the

38.

Box of Matches

Make fire in a rare way

39.

Television

Brings home the theatre.

40.

Torch light

Sun beam in your hands

41.

Fan

Brings Breeze at home.

42.

Shirt

Wear it with pride

43.

Music

Hear more, enjoy more.

Question Nos :37 To 39 Write a general essay in about 200 words

1 x 10 = 10

Science A Boon or a bane (or) Television - Advantages and disadvantages


(or) Computer Advantages and Disadvantages mass media.
Science is a boon to mankind. The growth of Science has given us a lot of Advantages.
Science has sweetened our life and broadened our knowledge. The fans, the Electric lights, Radio,
Television Computer are of great use to us.
The Radio, Television Cinema, Newspapers etc. are some of the mass media. The mass media
helps to know about the happiness around us. They are the important means of communication.
Television is one of the mass media. It is an audio visual aid. Television entertains us and also
educes us. We can see the Telecast of important Discussions.
Crime and violence are often show on T.V. Students gone the reading habit. Many students
watch the live Telecast of matches neglecting their studies. Foreign T.V.programmes affect our
culture.
The computer is one of the wonders of Science, Computer is a fast electronic calculating
machine. Computers are used in hospitals to maintain records of patients. Computers are sued in
banks to maintain Accounts. Computers are essential in a nations defence. They guide missiles to
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the target and navigate ships and submarines. Computer launch rockets into space. Computers
control traffic signals and reduce traffic congestion. Satellites are controlled by Computers.

Many people misuse the computers. So cyber crimes are increasing. Even then, the computer
is a boon to mankind. Thus Science is a good servant but a bad master.
AMBITION IN LIFE
Every one should have an ambition in life; Life without an ambition is not worth living. It is
ones ambition that makes one work hard and achieve greater things in life.
My ambition is to serve the society meaning fully. Many think that to serve the people by
becoming a doctor or a politician. But I would like become a teacher.
The teaching profession is a noble one. As a teacher I can meet thousand and thousands of
children in my like time. It is possible for me to mould their character. I think I can make my
children better citizens of the future country.
As Gandhiji said, The destiny of India is shaped in the classrooms. I believe in that, I do my
best shaping our children. They will inspire by my teaching to become scientist, doctors and so on.
As a Teacher I can serve in the rural areas, which needs a lot of service. A teacher will feel
happy if when he finds his students in high position. I feel proud to become a teacher to do service to
the society.

ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
Pollution and Population are twins. They go hand in hand. Where there is more population,
there is more pollution. Our Country is facing these two greatest problems. Pollutions are of three
types. They are Water Pollution, Air Pollution and Noise Pollution.

WATER POLLUTION:
People use the river and well water for all purposes. They bath, they wash clothes, they wash
cattle. The sewages of the towns and cities are let out into the rivers. The polluted water causes
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Serious diseases. The drainage from the factories reaches the rivers. Thus water gets polluted. The
polluted water causes serious diseases.
AIR POLLUTION:
Like water pollution, there is air pollution. The smoke of the vehicles and the factories make
the air impure. The garbage from the road sides, the molasses of the factories, the drainages of the
towns make the surrounding air impure.

NOISE POLLUTION:
This type of Pollution we have only in towns and cities. The villages are calm. But in towns
there is always great noise. The sound of the vehicles, the noise of the autos, the running of the
machines, the alarm of loud speakers all produce great noise. The noise affect the people in vain. It is
said that eh sounds minimize the life of men.

Pollution is fastly spreading its evil wings on one side. The Government is taking steps to control
pollution on the other side. People should co-operate in controlling the pollution.

- oOo -

Wish you all the best

Important Note:

Students are advised to familiar with the question items


Be thorough with all the textbook exercises
Regular handwriting practice is essential
Answer the questions as per the section wise arrangement
Answer the questions legibly with good presentation

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