Kendriya vidyalaya no. 1, Sagar cantt. (M. P.) Study material for slow learners class – X writing Skills Section – B

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KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA NO. 1, SAGAR CANTT. (M.P.)


STUDY MATERIAL FOR SLOW LEARNERS

Class – X
Writing Skills

Section – B


  • The section carries 30 Marks.

  • Four Writing tasks would be given as indicated below –




  1. Two short compositions not more than 50 words each eg. NOTICE, MESSAGE, TELEGRAM OR SHORT POSTACARD.

  2. Composition based on verbal stimulus such as an advertisement, notice, newspaper report, diary extract, notes letters etc.

Word limit 200 words (for letter – 150 words only for body of the letter.



  1. Composition based on visual stimulus such as diagram, picture, graph, map, cartoon sketch, flowchart etc.

Word limit 150-200 words.
One of the longer compositions will draw on the thematic content of the ‘Main Course Book.’
Short Compositions

Notice (5 Marks)
Marking Scheme :

Format - 2 Marks

Content - 3 Marks
Format



Notice
Heading / Title Date
Content –


  1. Purpose

  2. Imp Dates, Venue

  3. reward etc

  4. whom to contact

By – Writer’s Name:

(Designation)



Solved Examples –

Q.1 You are the secretary of the cultural club of your school. The school is celebration its Annual Cultural Day on the 25th of February. Draft a notice to be put up on the notice baorad of your school informing the badge holders and house captains of a meeting regarding important matters for conduct of the programme (word limit : 50 words).

AVON PUBLIC SCHOOL, NOIDA

Notice

Date : 8TH FEB 2009



ANNUAL DAY CELEBRATIONS
Our school is celebrating its Annual Day on the 25th February. A meeting of the badge holders and house captains will be held on 15th of February in the school library after the school hours to discuss important matters regarding the conduct of the programme.
xyz

(Secretary, Cultural Club)


Q.2 You are Mahesh Roy, Head Boy of your school. Writing a notice in not more than 50 words informing the students about the forthcoming historical tour to Mysore. Give all the necessary details regarding the duration and cost.

RAMAN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL, BHUBNASHWAR

Notice

Date : 14TH Oct 200....



Historical Trip to Mysore
The school is organizing a historical tour to Mysore from 1st Nov to 7th Nov 200..... The school expenditure of the trip will be Rs. 5000 per student which would include fares, board and lodging, sight seeing etc. The trip itinerary is available with the undersigned. Interested students from class VIII to X can give their names to the undersigned.
Mahesh Roy

(Head Boy)



Questions for Practice :

  1. You are Ashit/ Ishita, School Captain, Cranial Convent School, Gwalior. Draft a notice informing the students about a Poster Making Competition to celebrate ROAD SAFETY WEEK. ( 50 WORDS)


  2. You are xyz, the editor of your school Magazine. You want to hold an interclass competition to collect articles and cartoons for the magazine. Draft a notice for the notice board informing the students about it (50 words)

  3. You are the Secretary of the Health Club of your society. The club is organising a free dental checkup camp for the members of the society. Draft a notice in not more than 50 words informing everyone about it. Give all the necessary details regarding the date, time, venue etc.

  4. As the Head of the Residents welfare association, draft a notice informing the residents of your colony about the ‘Tree plantation Drive’ on the occasion of Van Mahotsava.


POSTCARD WRITING

FORMAT OF A POSTCARD

Place (Sender’s)

Date
Salutation
Message


Stamp


Receiver’s Name

----------------------------------------

Full Address

.................................................

-----------------------------------------

Yours Lovingly, Pin Code

S






















ignature

(Name)

Marking Scheme :-

Content (3 Marks)

Format (2 marks)

Format included :-


      1. Place from where the postcard is being write

      2. Date

      3. Sender’s Name

      4. Receiver’s Name & Address

Sample Postcard :-

Q.1 You are Rakesh. You have scored 95% marks in X Board Exams. Write a postcard informing your best friend about it and describing your future plans. You live in Banglore and friend lives in Mumbai.
Banglore

27th June 2009

Dear Pulkit,
You will be glad to know that I have secured 95% marks in class X and I have stood first in my School as well as in my region. Moreover, I have scored 100% marks in Mathematics. I am very happy. I am planning to opt for Science stream with Maths in class XI.

R
Stamp


est everything is fine. Do write to me

about your result.

PULKIT SHARMA

46/A, Marine Drive

Juhu, Mumbai

Yours Lovingly, Pin Code

R





















akesh

Q.2 Aditya, who lives in Delhi, left for Mumbai on a week’s holiday. In the train, he realized that he had forgotten to return his library books due on Saturday. He decided to write a postcard to his brother from Mumbai requesting him to return the books which he had left on his table. (word limit – 50 words)


Q.3 During his summer vacation, Ajay attended a fifteen day summer camp in which he learnt classical dance and yoga from professional teachers. Write a postcard from Ajay to his friend Prateek describing what he learnt during the camp (50 words).
Q.4 Imagine you are Sharat living in Delhi. Write a postcard to your friend Rohit living at 17, Park Street Kollata telling him that you wish to adopt Cricket as career and the reasons for doing so. (50-60 words)
Q.5 You are Paul, living in pune. Your friend Ravindra has won a scholarship on the basis of his performance in AISSE exams. Write a postcard to him congratulating him on his winning a scholarship. (50 words).
MESSAGE WRITING
Point to be kept in mind while writing a message –


  • Message should be placed in a Box.

  • No address is to be written

  • Time and Date should be mentioned (on any side)

  • The name of person for whom the message is meant should be written on the top (left side)

  • The message should be brief, accurate and clear (30-50 words)

  • Writer’s Name/Signature must be put at the end of the message.


Sample Message:-

Q.1 Harish had the conversation given below with a client who wanted to speak to his boss Mr. Sharma. Since he was leaving immediately he left a message for his boss. Read the conversation & write the message in not more than 50 words.

Mr. Mehta: Hello, could I speak to Mr. Sharma?

Harish : I’m afraid he’s not in at the moment. He wont be back till after lunch.

Could I help you in any way?


Mr. Mehta: Yes, please. This is Mr. Mehta from Camlin India. I would like to meet him to discuss the new deal your company plans to take up with ours. When can I do so?

Harish : Mr. Sharma will be in office all day tomorrow. You could come at 11 am.

Mr. Mehta: Yes, that’ll be fine, thank you.

Message

14th Oct. 2009

1 :00 pm

Sir,


Mr. Mehta from Camlin India rang up. He wants to meet you to discuss the new deal our company plans to take up with theirs. I have told him to come and meet you at 11:00 tomorrow.
Harish

Q.2 Read the following notes from the notepad of Shri S.S. Verma the Director, Children’s Academy, Pune. He asks his personal secretary to draft a message for K. Saxena, the deputy Director of the school. Read the notes and draft the message (50 words).

  • Request attend urgent meeting.

  • Venue – library, Time – 10.00am tomorrow.

  • Agenda – planning for children’s Day celebration.

  • Inform – Class teachers of all classes should attend meeting.

Q.3 You have received a telephone call from one of your friends informing you that your uncle’s heart operation is fixed for 4th March at Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi. He wants you to inform your cousin Anil about it and asks him to reach the hospital with some money for use in emergency. Write the message (not more than 50 words).

Question for Telegram-

Q.4 Read the given conversation and write the message to be conveyed in not more than 50 words. Put the message in a box.
Anita : Hello ! May I speak to Bali?

Mrinal: Bali is not at home. May I know who is calling?

Anita : I am Anita, Bali’s classfellow.

Mrinal: Would you like me to convey any message?

Anita : Yes, Inform her that tomorrow she has to stay back and complete the painting that she’s making for the Teacher’s Day. I have called so that she can make necessary arrangements.

Mrinal: I’ll certainly convey the message.

Anita : Thank you !

Telegram Writing
Sample Question
Q.1 You live in a Boy’s/Girl’s Hostel. Write a telegram to your father who lives in Jaipur informing him that you are going for an educational tour to Mount Abu. Also request him to send Rs. 1000/- for the same. (Word limit 25 words)


INDIAN POSTS AND TELEGRAPH

NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ADDRESSEE

NAME : KAMLESH MISHRA

ADD : 52 PARK STREET

JAIPUR


GOING

TO

MOUNT

ABU


TENTH

AUGUST

FOR

EDUCATIONAL

TOUR

STOP

PLEASE

SEND

RUPEES

THOUSAND

STOP

SENDER’S NAME :

RAMESH

SENDER’S NAME ADDRESS :

(NOT TO BE TELEGRAPHED)



RAMESH MISHRA

A-2, BOYS HOSTEL

UDAIPUR.



Q.2 Abhay Saxena wrote the following letter to the Director, BHEL, Later he decided to send a telegram instead. Using relevant information from the letter write this telegram using not more than 25 words including the receiver’s address.
St. Joseph’s Convent

Lucknow

10th Aug 2009

The Director

BHEL, Lucknow

Subject : Postponement of Guest Lecture.

Sir, This is to inform you and all the other distinguished guests from BHEL, that the guest lecture by Mr. Brook, the Principal of the school scheduled for 14th Aug 2009 has been postponed due to his ill-health. It will now be held on 20th Aug. 2009 at 11:00 am. Please make it convenient to attend the lecture with your team. The inconvenience caused is deeply by regretted.

Yours faithfully

Abhay Sharma

Solution


INDIAN POSTS AND TELEGRAPH

NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ADDRESSEE

THE DIRECTOR

BHEL LUCKNOW.




PRINCIPAL

BROOK’S

LECTURE

SCHEDULED

ON

FOURTEENTH

POSTPONED

TO

TWENTIENTH

AUGUST

STOP

TEAM SHOULS

SORRY

FOR

INCONVENIENCE

STOP

REACH

AT

ELEVEN

IN

MORNING










SENDER’S NAME :

ABHAY SHARMA


SENDER’S NAME ADDRESS :

(NOT TO BE TELEGRAPHED)



ST. JOSEPH’S COVENT

LUCKNOW



Q.3 You are Lalith Kumar working in a private firm in Mumbai. You are to go home on leave on the 21st of May. But you are unable to do so as you have some urgent work to do. You are not sure when you would go next. Send a telegram to your parents in Kolkata in not more than 25 words.
Q.4 You are Rekha / Ravi. You are to attend a swimming coaching camp at Chennai from 16th to 22nd of April. Write a telegram to your friend Rajan in Chennai asking him to meet you at the station and take you the club where accommodation is arranged, as you are not familiar with the place.

Extended Composition

(Formal & Informal Letters, Speech, Article Report etc)

Letter to Editor

Sample Letter
Q.1 You are Sushil / Sushma of 404, Patel Nagar, New Delhi. You come across the following data published in the newspaper and feel that inspite of ban of tobacco and the law on public smoking, the consumption of tobacco is growing in India. You decide to write a letter to the editor of a national daily expressing your views. Use the information given below and write the letter in not more than 150 words.


  • These are 1.84 crore smokers in India

  • 8 lakh people annually die of tobacco related disease.
  • There are 25 tobacco related diseases including cancer, lung ailments, heart diseases etc.


  • 19% smoke cigarettes

  • 54% smoke bidis

  • 27% chew tobacco.

404, Patel Nager

New Delhi

24th Oct 200....


The Editor

The Indian Express

New Delhi
Subject : Evils of Tobacco
Sir,
I came across a survey report regarding the alarming increase in consumption of tobacco in our country. The evil in its various forms has gripped our society. There are 25 tobacco related dangerous diseases including cancer, heart diseases & lung disorders. These diseases not only affect the 1.84 crore smokers but also leave a mark on the passive smokers.

Ban on tobacco and the law on pubic smoking seems to have no effect on these addicts. There is an urgent need of banning tobacco industry. Awareness campaigns should be started, both government and NGO’s can play a crucial role. Strict laws should be made and law – breakers must be punished.


Your faithfully,

Sushil


Question for Practice-
Q.1 You are Amit and you are worried abut the problem of ‘Pollution’. Write a letter to the editor of a local daily commenting upon the sources of pollution, giving suggestions how the problem can be controlled. (150 words)
Note :- Pollution kinds :- Air, Water, Noise, Land, Radioactive.

Sources:- Traffic, garbage, industries, overpopulation, Nuclear plants hospitals.

Others- felling of trees, congested localities.

Suggestions & Need: Population control, Plantation, No smoke-horn zones, stricter laws, awareness campaigns.

Q.2 Write a letter to the editor of a national newspaper expressing your concern about the spread of diseases during monsoon. Use your own ideas along with ideas from the unit Health and Medicine.

ARTICLE WRITING

SAMPLE QUESTION –

Q.1 The poster below shows some of the harmful effects of Deforestation. Using ideas from this poster together with your own ideas write and article for your school magazine.
Ans. Article – DEFORESTATION

The worst tragedy that has ever happened to the earth’s environment is DEFORESTATION or felling or trees for commercial use of wood etc or for use of land. With growing population Deforestation has also increased in order to provide land for housing & industries. Forest lands have been converted to barren arid lands. This has resulted in imbalance in the eco-system. The cycle of seasons has been affected. Summers last for more time of the year. Rains are inadequate which result in scarcity of drinking water. Common people suffer a lot due to this problem. Forest animals have lost their natural habitat; they wander here & there in search of food & shelter. Cutting of trees has resulted in lack of firewood which was easily available earlier. If deforestation continues at this rate the day is not far when our earth would become a hot dry desert where these would be no sign of life.


By – Akshat Singh

Class – X



Questions for Practice:-
Q.1 You got an opportunity to visit some historical places in Agra and you feel that these places can be developed as tourist sports if they are maintained and looked after. These could bring a lot of foreign exchange into our country. Write an article expressing your views on it. (150 words).

SECTION –C (GRAMMAR)
TYPE – I
Q.1 Underline the passive in the following sentences.


  1. After the question paper is distributed read it carefully.
  2. Your answer sheet has to be signed by the invigilator.


  3. Revise the paper before the paper is handed in.


Q.2 Change active sentence into passive.
Ex - He eats mangoes

- Mangoes are eaten (by him)

Rules 1. Put object in the beginning of the sentence

2. Use helping verb of next tense.

3. Always use third form of verb.
Active voice – Someone stole my bicycle.

Passive Voice – My bicycle was stolen.
Active voice – I have done my home work

- …………………………………………………
Active voice - I can speak English.

- …………………………………………………
Q.3 Rewrite the following recipe of making tea (in passive voice)


  1. Take half or quarter cup milk.

  2. Add water to fill the cup.

  3. Pour it into a saucepan.

  4. Put into it a half teaspoon of tea leaves and one and a half teaspoon of sugar.

  5. You may add to it cardamom seeds and ginger paste.

  6. Bring the mixture to a boil.

  7. Allow it to simmer for a while till you get a light brown colour.

  8. Sfrain and pour the tea in to a cup.


Ans-

  1. A half or quarter cup of milk is taken

  2. Water is added to fill the cup.

  3. It is poured into a saucepan.

  4. Half a teaspoon of tea leaves and one and half teaspoon of sugar are put into it.

  5. Cardmom seeds or ginger paste may be added.

  6. The mixture is brought to a boil.
  7. It is allowed to simmer for a while, till a light brown colour is got.


  8. The tea is strained and poured into a cup.

Note: Read the underline phrases and find out what is common in them.
Q.4 Change the following sentence to their passive voice.

Normally the sweepers sweep the school campus by 8:00 a.m.. But today they have not done it even by 10:00 O’clock. We found them sitting outside the front gate. It seems that the group D employees have declared a strike.
Q.5 Complete the following newspaper article by writing suitable words or phrases.

A man ……………… to hospital after his scooter collided …………………… a truck near India Gate yesterday. He ………………… to go home later after treatment. The road ……….. for half an hour and traffic had ………… along other roads. The traffic inspector said that the man was lucky and that he ………….. been killed.
Q.6 Read the newspaper headlines and complete the sentence below
1. RAIN DISEASES KILL OVER TWO DOZEN

Kathmandu : About ……………………(a)…………..

In the remote villages of north-western kalikot district …………………(b)………….
2. LARGEST DISCOVERY OF DINOSAUR EGGS

Lerida : More than 100 eggs ……………..(a)……….. in north- eastern Spain, reportedly the ……………. In Europe.
3. IRAQI COP KILLED, 20 INJURED

Baghdad : A car bomb exploded today at a police station in Baghdad’s main police compound in Rasafa district ………………, a US military spokesman said.
4. REWARDS FOR THAKUR

Ace striker of the world cup winning Indian Hockey team, Deepak Thakur …………. by his home state Himachal Pradesh.

TYPE – II

DIALOGUES COMPLETION

Q.1 Frame questions reading the answer from the dialogue.

Note : follow the tense of the answer.


    1. Rahul ………………………………………………………… ?

Ajay _ In India we stayed at the Hotel Taj. (simple past, wh-did)

    1. Rahul …………………………………………………………. ?

Ajay – I left my hat in the cloakroom. (Simple past, wh-did)

    1. Rahul ………………………………………………………. ?

Ajay – my friends Goutam works in a shop. (Present simple wh-does/do)

    1. Rahul ………………………………………………………. ?

Ajay – The students were tired for they had been working for six hours without a break. (wh-were)

    1. Rahul ………………………………………………………. ?

Ajay – she seldom carries an umbrella.

    1. Rahul ………………………………………………………. ?

Ajay – I will ask him tomorrow when I meet him. (Future simple wh-will)
Q.2 Complete the following dialogue.

Interviewer - ………………………………… ?

Sunil - I want to be a very good chess player.

Interviewer - ………………………………… ?

Sunil – Yes, I like Kosparov and Anand.
Q.3 Complete the following dialogue.

Rohit – I met our old friend Vipin in Delhi.

Sumit - ……………………………………. ?

Rohit – He had come there to take NISE exam.
Q.4 Govind and Goutam two friends met after a few years. Complete the dialogue below in any suitable way.

Govind – Hello Goutam ………………………… ?

Goutam – I’m fine thanks, what a pleasant surprise!

Govind – It’s a long time since we met. Where …………………… all these years?


Goutam – In Kolkata. How about you, tell me ……………………….. ?

Govind – I’m the marketing executive with BPL here. Last time when I saw you , you were studying …………………..?

Goutam – In 2008, actually I’ve come here to take up a new job with L&T I’m the new Assistant Manager.

Govind – That’s wonderful news. When ………………………. ?

Goutam Today was my first day of the office.

Govind – Let’s celebrate them our reunion and your new job.
Q.5 Complete the following dialogue between two school boys on their way to school.

Lokesh – Hello Sourabh, are we late?

Sourabh – Late, No!

Lokesh - ……………………………..

Sourabh – Your watch must be running fast we have got twenty minutes yet.

Lokesh - …………………………………… ?

Sourabh – Yes but I could not solve the third question of maths assignment.

Lokesh - ……………………………………. ?

Sourabh – OK, I will copy it in the recess.

Lokesh – I think the sports day will be held this month.

Sourabh - …………………………………… ?

Lokesh – I’ll participate in slow cycling.

I’ve been practicing for two months.

Sourabh - …………………………………..?

Lokesh – The sports minister of the state will give away the prizes.

Sourabh – It will be a grand function.

Lokesh – Let’s hope so.

TYPE – III
Q.1 Fill in the blanks with one suitable wh-question words.


  1. This is not the place ……………….. the accident happened.

  2. I forgot ……….. I was supposed to meet you.
  3. Do you have a good explanation …………..you did not come to my class ?


  4. Is this the man ………… photograph appeared in the newspapers yesterday.


Q.2 Fill in the blanks with suitable forms of verb given below.

( call , come , join , allow )


  1. The milkman ………. At 6:00 in the evening

(present simple – VI+s,es)

  1. The government is going to …………. The new state Vrindavan (Infinitive)

  2. You are not ……………….. to vote until you are eighteen.

(passive form of a verb)

  1. She ………….. for the party after ten years

(past simple – VII)
Q.3 Fill in blanks with suitable forms of verb given below.

  1. He ……. For two hours. (read) (present perfect continuous)

  2. I wish, I …….. the president (be) (conditional past)

  3. I wish you …………….. me before (ask) (past perfect – had+VIII)

  4. The principal sometimes ……………….. (take a round) (present simple – VI+s,es)


Q.4 Fill in blanks with suitable modals.

  1. He ………. (not) understand if you do not explain it (ability)

  2. This tablet …….. cause sleepness. (possibility)

  3. You ……………… practice maths everyday. (advice)

  4. She …………. Take the exam. (necessity)


Q5. Fill in the blanks with preposition.

(Which suits the underline words)


  1. He was an expert ……………….. judo.
  2. The reason ……… his conduct is obvious


  3. Let not argue ……… such a small matter.

  4. He will come………… Monday.

  5. I passed 10th class …….. the year 2005.


Q.6 Those of us ……. Live in regions covered ……… forest and surrounded ………… hills may find it ………… to imagine what a desert is really like. The popular belief is that it is ………… endless stretch of wasteland ………… no rain falls and therefore no vegetables……… .it is dry , hot waterless and ………. shelter. But this not entirely……….. . For those who …………. Studied it, the desert can be a …….. place. It is home of a variety …………….. people, animals and plants that …………………. learnt to live under very hot and dry conditions.

Q.7 Complete the letter by filling in the blanks with suitable words.

Dear Sir,

I am really very …… that some students of ……………….. school are the habit of climbing …….. walls and jumping into my garden. The ………. stone to hit the mangoes. Once a stone fell ……… my son’s head and …………. Come out my gardener warned them of …….. the matter to you but they laughed. Will you …….. them not to ……….this action?
Q.8 Complete the passage below by writing one suitable word in each space.
On May 20, 1818. the British explorer Sir Stomford Raffles, reported the finding of a giant flower ………… symatra. It was named Rafflesia ………. him. Measuring almost a meter across and ………… eleven kilograms, the Rafflisia is …………. World’s largest flower. It is ……………… called ‘stinking lily’ ……….. unpleasant smell it emits. …………….. people who have been fortunate to see it inform that they were overcome ……….. its beauty.
TYPE –IV

Q.1 Rearrange the jumbled words to form meaningful sentences.


Ex- Write/Taffi/read and/ how to/ not/know/did

- Taffi did not know how to read and write


  1. Wanted to/mother/she/to her/a/send/message.

  2. In those/there/no/was/paper/days.

  3. Pictures/she/on/a/draw/of/piece/bark.

  4. Used as/sharks/was/tooth/a/pen.


Note : Check sentence is in active or passive voice

Follow the structure of sentence, subjecthelping verb main verb object.
Q.2 Ex- great/I/story/for/love/have/reading.

- I have great love for story reading.


  1. month/story/last/a/borrowed/library/school/the/book/from/I.

  2. of/book/name/the Bet/was/this.

  3. author/book/the/this/is/of/Anton checkow.

  4. of/freedom/the is/story/theme/more/then/which/valuable/is/slavery.


Q.3 Ex – can/used/sunlight/be/solar heaters/in/solar power point/solar cells/and.

- Sunlight can be used in solar heaters, solar power points and solar cells.


  1. store/so/we/that/we/sunlight/may/it/use/need/in.

  2. is/for/it/heating/used/water/buildings/in/big.

  3. the/fire/light/is/of/the/due to/coal/fell/sunlight/that/an/earth/years ago/of millions.

  4. there/sunlight/in/is/stored/coal.

  5. plants/sunlight/which/in/contain/is/hidden/coal.


Q.4

  1. is it/that/attracts/so many/to it/about/prayers/people/what?

  2. offer/peace/of hope/and/of/mind/a lot/prayers.

  3. anything/the faith/they give/to believe/can/that/happen/you.
  4. ought/with/honest/heart/offered/ prayers/to/be.



Q.5 Ex- relieves/and amuses/the soul/laughter/the depressed

- Laughter relieved and amuses the depressed soul.


  1. an antidote/ and pain/it is/to stress.

  2. for toning/a god exercises/up/it is/facial muscles.

  3. are/stabilized/is improved/body functions/and blood circulation.

  4. makes one/of friends/feel good/in making a lot/laughter/and helps.

  5. increases/it/longevity

  6. negative/laughter/at others/the only/is/laughing.

Model Question Paper – II Grammar Section

C1. Complete the letter by writing one suitable word in each space.

15 April. 2009
Dear Rohit,

Congratulation on passing ……………… exam with flying colours. How ………………… you celebrating your success? I tried ………………… ring you up but it seems your line is always busy. You …………………send me your e-mails address. I am …………………………… forward to meeting you during the summer vacation. You own ………………….. a big treat. Won’t ask me …………….. my exam result. There ……………………… no surprises.
C2. Fill in the blanks of the paragraph reading the instructions below



  1. Switch of the power and disconnect the plug.

  2. Take out the things and keep the same in a mat.

  3. Let it remain open for 10 minutes.

  4. Clean the inside with a soft & clean cloth.

  5. Wipe out the moisture & let it dry.

  6. Keep back the things & close the door.

  7. Connect to power & switch it on.


First the power ………………….(1)……………………… and ……………….(2)…………………… for things ………….(3)……………& ………..(4)…………….. If should be ……….(5)………… a soft & clean cloth. The moisture ………(6)………………… and it is ……........(7)…………… The things … ….(8)…………..and the door ………………..(9)……………… . Finally the fridge ……………..(10)……………….. .

C3. Rearranged the jumbled words to form meaningful sentences. The first one has been done as an example.

Ex. Master/bad/fire/a/if/is/it/carelessly/handled.


  • Fire is a bad master if it is handled carelessly.




  1. Put out/with/small/be/blanket/fires/can/a/damp.

  2. Carbon/A/dioxide/thebest/to/thing/is/out/an/electric/put/fire/extinguisher.

  3. Left/buildings/space/reduces/between/fire/the risk/of

  4. Must not/sprayed/be/on/water/electric/oil/fire/and.


C4. Complete the following dialogue.

Varun ……………………………… railway station?

Sunil – I reached here about half an hour ago.

Varun - …………………………….. train bound for Delhi?

Sunil – we can go and find out at the enquiry.

Model Question Paper – II Grammar Section
C1. Complete the following paragraph by writing one suitable word in it.

There was once ……………play, which……. very successful. A famous actor was acting in it. His role ……………… that of an aristocrat who had been imprisoned in a castle……. twenty years. In the last act of the play, someone would ……….. on the stage ………. A letter which he would hand …………….. the prisoner even though the aristocrat was expected to ……………. The letter in each performance, he would insist upon writing the letter…….. beginning …………… the end.
C2. Fill in the blanks of the paragraph after reading the instructions below.
How to cook maggi

  1. Chop the vegetables and fry them.

  2. Boil water for two minutes.

  3. Put the magi noodles in boiling water.

  4. Add vegetables.

  5. Put the lid and let them boil for two minutes.

  6. Open the lid.


  7. Serve hot with sauce.


Maggi is a favourite fast food for children. They love to eat it. To make this dish first of all vegetables …………..(a)……. & ……………….(b)……. Then water was ….(c)……….. . The maggi noodles ………(d)…….. in the boiling water and vegetables ….(e)…………….. . After putting the lid tight they were …..(f)……. . The lid ……………..(g)……… and finally the maggi …………(h)…….. .
C3. Re-arrange the following jumbled words to form meaningful sentences. The first one has been done as an example.
Ex – was/Indian/Kalpana Chawla/ woman/first/to/in/the/go/space.

- Kalpna Chawla was the first Indian woman to go in space.

  1. born/karnal/she/haryana/was/in/an/astronought/being/and/

dreamt/always/of.

  1. For/16 hours/she/and/stayed/in 34 minutes/space/15 days.

  2. Other/were/six/astronought/there/crew/in/the

  3. Eighty/were/in/by/experiments/conducted/space/them.


C4. Report the following dialogue in the indirect form of narration.

  • The teacher – “Have you finished your composition?”

  • The student – “yes sir.”

  • The teacher – “How many lines have you written?”

  • The student – “ I have written fifteen lines.”

  1. The teacher asked the student …………………………… .

  2. The student replied ……………………………….. .

  3. The teacher asked ……………………………………… .

  4. The student replied …………

NOTE: Solution to Questions will be duly uploaded , under intimation.

Section D

Literature

Read the given extracts and answer the questions that follow:-

1. Ten Hours.

Of steady rain had driven him

To crawl beneath a sack of rice.

Parting with his poison – flash

Of diabolic tail in the dark room.


  1. Name the poem and the poet.

  2. Who does him refer to?

  3. Where did he crawl?

  4. What do you mean by diabolic?

  5. Why does the poet refer to his tail as diabolic?


Ans. a) Night of the Scorpion, Nissim Ezekiel

b) Him refers to the Scorpion

c) He crawled under a sack of rice.

d) It means poisonous or devilish.


2. O, wild west wind, thou breath of Autumn’s being.

Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead

Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing.



  1. Which season of the year is presented in the poem?

  2. Which figure of speech is used in the last line of the extract.?

  3. Find out the words from the above lines which tell us about the wind.

  4. Name the poem and the poet.


Ans. a) Autumn Season

b) Simile

c) Wild ,unseen presence

d) Ode to the West Wind, P.B. Shelley


3. After twenty hours

It lost its sting

My mother only said

“Thank God the scorpion picked on me

and spared my children ‘’



  1. How long did the poet’s mother suffer?

  2. What were her first words when she was relieved form the pain?

  3. What does it tell about the nature of the mother?

d) Why did she thank God?

4. For six hours, till she was shivering

And her voice was hoarse and quivering

Though subdued and sleep-deprived In the night her throat revived.





  1. For how long did she sing?
  2. Name the poem and the poet.


  3. What happened to her voice after the continuous singing?

  4. What do these lines tell us about the nightingale?


Ans. a) Six hours.

b) The frog and the Nightingale, Vikram Seth

c) Became hoarse

d) Simple and foolish


5. The trumpet of a prophecy ! O wind,

If winter comes, can spring be far behind?




  1. Who will blow the trumpet of prophecy?

  2. What do spring and winter stand for?

  3. What do you understand about the mood of the poet from the last line.?

6. Once upon a time a frog

croaked away in Bingle Bog

Every night from dusk to dawn

He croaked awn and awn and awn


  1. Where did the frog croak?

  2. Find out the rhyme scheme of the extract

  3. Which word is coined by the poet.?

d) Why did he do that?

7. The Ice was here, the Ice was there,

The Ice was all around

It cracked and growled and roared and howled.



  1. Which poetic device is used here?

  2. Find out the words that create sound effect.

  3. What condition of the mariners is presented in these lines?


Ans. a) Refrain

b) Cracked, growled, roared and howled.

c) Sad and dejected or frightened.
8. I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions

Whatever I see I swallow it immediately

Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.
a) Name the poem and the poet?

b) Who is “I” in the above lines?

c) Which figure of speech is used here?

d) What is the speciality of the mirror?

9. God save thee ancient mariner

From the fiends, that plague thee thus

Why look’st thou so? With my cross-bow

I shot the ALBATROSS.



  1. Name the poem and the poet?

  2. Which bird was killed by the mariner?

  3. How did he kill it?

  4. What was the immediate reaction of the sailors about the killing?



Write the following answers in a paragraph.

(Word limit 100 words)


10. Explain the attitude of Scrooge to Christmas before and after the arrival of the ghosts.

Ans. In the beginning of the play, Scrooge is selfish and rude. He dislikes Christmas and lacks Christmas spirit. He doesn’t believe in charity and feels the poor have no right to celebrate, lacks the tenderness of human beings, wants the destitutes to be put in prisons. He has no value for human relationships.

He changes thoroughly at the end of the play. Understands the sprit of Christmas, does all he can to keep it alive throughout the year, increases Bob Cratchit’s salary, and looks after Tiny Tim.


11. What did Calpurnia see in her dreams?

Ans. Calpurnia sees Caesar’s statue which like a fountain with hundred spouts has pure blood flowing out, the Romans bathe their hands in it. A lioness has given birth to her young ones in the streets, Dead have come out of the graves and there was a fierce fighting in the capital.

12. Give the character sketch of grandmother in the story ‘The Ultimate Safari’



Ans. Grand mother ------ a strong willed courageous woman ---- looks after the children with sincerity and dedication. ----- emotionally strong and caring Organized and disciplined ------- sends the children to school ------ hard working------ opinion of her own.

13. Explain the meaning of “Ultimate Safari” ” and how it is apt for the story.

14. Who was Jacob Marley? Why did the ghost of Jacob Marley come to Scrooge?

15. How did Antony convince the people that Caesar was not ambitious?

16. What impression do you form about the elder brother after reading the story “The Tribute”

17. How is the title “The Tribute” appropriate to the story?

18. Describe the physical appearance of Cutie Pie.

19. How did Cutie Pie escape from the glass prison? What did he do after that?

20. Justify the title of the story “The Letter” by Dhumaketu.

21. Why did the postmaster want to deliver the letter to Ali himself?

Write a Diary Entry in about 150-175 words.


    1. As Ali makes a diary entry on the day you gave all you had to Lakshmi Das Express your fears and anxieties and why you gave the money.


Ans. Diary Entry

18th March 9.00 pm
The post office had become a place of pilgrimage. My faith and love took me to the post office everyday. With infinite patience, I visited the post office and returned with empty hands daily.

Now I am tired very much, but still have faith. I don’t think that I will be able to go to the post office any more. So I decided to give my savings i.e. five golden guineas to the clerk there.



He was surprised at first. I told him to keep that. I requested him to forward Miriam’s letter whenever it comes. I wish no harm should come to my daughter.
Ali.


    1. Christopher Winters writes a diary expressing his experience with Cutie Pie. Imagine yourself as C.H. winters and write the diary entry.




    1. Imagine yourself to be the little girl in “The Ultimate Safari”. Make a diary entry on how you reached the refugee camp and mention your hopes for future.




    1. Imagine you are Babuli’s wife. Write a diary entry expressing your reactions when Babuli informs you of his decision of giving his share of land to his elder brother.




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