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1 ENGLISH ( Communicative) SAMPLE PAPER-I Subject Code: 101 Time: 3 hours M. Marks: 100 This paper consists of four sections Section A- Reading 20 marks Section B- Writing 30 marks Section C- Grammar 20 marks Section D- Literature 30 marks Instructions: 1. Attempt all questions. 2. Do not write anything in the question paper: 3. All the answers must be correctly numbered as in the question paper and written in the answer sheet provided to you. 4. Attempt all questions in each section before going on to the next section 5. Read each question carefully and follow the instructions. 6.

Strictly adhere to the word limit given with each question. Marks will be deducted for exceeding the word limit. SECTION A (Reading) 1. Read the following poem carefully. (8 marks) Breakfast Of all the meals that glad my day My morning one’s the best; Purveyed me on a silver tray, Immaculately dressed. I rouse me when the dawn is bright; I leap into the sea, Returning with a rare delight To honey, toast and tea. My appetite was razor edged When I was in my prime; To eggs and bacon I was pledged. . . Alas! the March of Time; For now a genial old gent With journal on my knee, I sip and take with vast content

My honey, toast and tea. 2 So set me up for my delight The harvest of the bee; Brown, crispy toast with butter bright, Ceylon – two cups or three. Let others lunch or dinner praise, But I regale with glee, As I regard with grateful gaze Just honey, toast and tea. ——-Robert Service 1. 1. Below is the summary of the poem. Complete it by writing the missing word/ phrase against the correct blank number in your answer sheets. (1/2 x 6 = 3 marks) On returning from a (a) ———————in the morning, the poet experiences (b) ———————in having, what to him is the day’s best meal comprising honey, toast and tea.

With time, the poet has been transformed from a young man to (c) ———————. His tastes have also changed from (d) ———————to honey, toast and tea. The poet differs from others in that, while he thinks that breakfast is the (e) ————— of the day, others may (f) ———————. 1. 2. The poet uses certain expressions in the poem to suggest something to the reader. There are some suggestions given below in circles. Choose one suggestion that best fits each of the expressions in the table, and write the answer against the correct blank number in your answer sheets. (4 marks) EXPRESSION FROM THE POEM TO SUGGEST THAT I was in my prime I was young o Immaculately dressed a) o My appetite was razor edged b) o March of Time c) o Regard with grateful glee d) 3 l. 3. On the basis of your reading of the poem, explain the following expressions. Write the answer against the correct blank number in your answer sheets. (1 mark) a. ‘Ceylon’ b. ‘harvest of the bee’- 2. Read the passage given below. (12 marks) 1. Decision-making is a very vital part of our lives. This is because what we are today is largely a result of the decisions we took in the past. Similarly, whatever happens tomorrow will be a result of the decisions we take in the present. . It is not possible to reverse the wrong decisions taken in the past but it is possible to train ourselves into becoming a good decision-maker for the future. If we don’t, we’ll end up doing what we’ve always done and thus get what we’ve always got. Philosopher Walter Kaufman has called this Decidophobia. 3. All sorts of decisions big or small, relevant or irrelevant, conscious or unconscious punctuate our lives. Sometimes we don’t even realise we are taking a decision. 4. Those who avoid taking a decision leave everything to chance and float along life with a ‘what will be, will be’ attitude. 5.

To enhance our decision-making, we must, first of all, gather as much information as possible about the issue before we make our decision. We might be heading for a failure if our decisions are based on half-baked information. 6. If you have a set of guiding principles for your life, decision-making becomes a lot easier. For example, if you value integrity and honesty and consider them to be of vital importance, you will never waver. 7. Sometimes decisions are very difficult to make, especially when the odds seem to be against us. In this case, giving ourselves a little time to decide wouldn’t be a bad idea at all.

Circumstances may change with time and then it may be easier to see which action is more preferable to the others. The single file parade by time Look delightfully exultantly, Gratefully Respect and My appetite had offer gratitude sharp edges Wearing fine clothes Passage of time I was extremely hungry perfectly laid out 4 8. Being clear about your goals can facilitate decision-making. If we know exactly where we want to be or what we want to do in the next five years or even ten, we will decide to undertake actions which will lead us to our goals. So outline your short and long-term goals in black and white. . Action is a vital consequence of decision-making. It is the necessary follow-up. Only when we act will we get a feedback of whether our decision has been correct or not and then we can proceed in a more focused way. So it is essential to move from the world of thought to the arena of action. (384 words) 2. 1. On the basis of your reading of the passage above complete the following sentences. Write the answers in your answer sheets against the correct blank number. (8 marks) a) The course of our life is largely determined ………………………………………… ) People who suffer from ‘Decidophobia’ are unable to shape their lives because …….. c) The first step towards decision-making would be………………………………………… d) If your value system is clearly defined then ……………………………………………….. e) In situations where ………………………………………… taking a little time to decide would be the best way out. f) Outlining your goals can facilitate decision-making because…………………………… g) Decision-making is futile if it is not ……………………………………………….. ) To proceed in a focused way it is essential that ………………………………………… 2. 2. Find words/ phrases from the passage which mean the same as the following from the paragraphs indicated. Write the answers in your answer sheets against the correct blank number. (4 marks) i) to interrupt repeatedly (para 3) ii) not considered carefully (para 5) iii) to make possible or easier (para 8) iv) information or statements of opinion about something that provide an idea of whether it is successful or liked (para 9) SECTION B (Writing) 3. Ashwani/ Aastha Sharma, in charge of the NSS Club of St.

Andrew’s School, Kashipur, is given the following letter to write a notice to be put up for students on the school notice board. Write the notice in not more than 50 words, including relevant details from the letter in your notice so that students may contribute generously. Do not give extra information. Put the notice in a box. (5 marks) The Philanthropic Society 5-Mount Hill Road Dehradun 5 5 August, 2004 The Principal St. Andrew’s School Kashipur, U . P. Dear Sir, We are a charitable organization working for helping the distressed people due to natural calamities like the earthquakes, floods etc.

We would acknowledge it as a gesture of great benevolence if your students contribute to the cause of rendering help to the hill people of Uttranchal who have experienced a terrible flood and have been displaced by it. The students can contribute food articles, medicines, money, clothes, shoes and other items of daily use. This will help to relieve the distress of the people of this area greatly. These items may be collected next Saturday at about 1 p. m. in the school’s NCC & Scouts room when our team visits the school. Thank you very much. Yours sincerely, K. C. Katihar

President 4. Read the following notes from the note-pad of Shri B. L. Sharma, the principal of St. Anthony School, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. He asks his assistant to draft a message on his behalf for Mr. K. Makkar, the vice principal of the school. Using the information from the note-pad, draft the message, in not more than 50 words. Put the message in a box. (5 Marks) 1. Request to attend urgent meeting – in my office at 10. 00 am today 2. Class teachers of X, XI & XII also to participale in the meeting 3. Agenda-planning for a two-week excursion to Gangotri during summer vacation. . Anil/ Anjali Diwan of Model Town, Delhi reads ‘,the following advertisement in the newspaper about Help The Old, an organization for helping the aged of India. He/ she writes a letter saying he/she along with a group of NSS students would like to help the aged in some way. As Anil/ Anjali write the letter in not more than 150 words. Ask for the programmes you can . join, the kind of service you and your schoolmates can provide. Also ask for information about the ways you can collect or donate money to them. (10 marks) 6 HELP THE OLD

An Organisation Workin Nationwide to Care for the Elderly All Over the Country Help The Old to make our MISSION a success *Spend time with the old *Read books to them *Take them to hospitals *Shop for them If you want to help, write to: Help Age India C-14, Qutab Institutional Area New Delhi-l 10016 Phone-26489733-36 6. Rosa Nair, a student of S. D. Public School. Hamirpur (H. P. ) has to take part in a speech competition on the topic “Stop Crowding Hamirpur”. During the last decade it has grown from a lovely green hill station into a heavily populated industrial town.

Using the ideas from the table and the hints given below, ideas from the unit on “Environment” and your own ideas, write Rosa’s speech in not more than 150-200 words. (10 marks) HAMIRPUR (1994-2004) 1994 2004 Population (in lakhs) 15 22 No. of houses (in lakhs) 02 04 No. of cars (in thousands) 55 90 No. of factories 15 47 Consumption of water (in gallons) 60,000 1,35,000 Consumption of electricity (in watts) 13,000 39,000 HINTS: * Deterioration in civic amenities * Pollution levels increasing everywhere * Overcrowding in streets, buses, markets * Suggest some practical solutions SECTION-C (Grammar) 7. Mr. M. Sharma is the owner of K. P. Bakeries. He has made the following notes about a wedding cake to be delivered to one Mr. John. Write a brief note to Mr. John, using the information from the note pad given below. Do not add any new information. Write the correct answer in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Do not copy the whole sentence. (5 marks) Mr. John – Cake ready – weighs 10 kg, thick layer of chocolate – names of bride and groom written – request-collect by 5 p. m. – not responsible-any damage afterwards Dear Mr. John,

We are pleased to a) ………………………………………………………………………………. is ready. It is a cake b) …………………………………………………………………………………… on it. The names of the bride c) ………………………………………………………………………….. on the top. Since it is a perishable item, d) ………………………………………………………………………. this evening. We shall not be responsible if e) ………………………………………………………………. fterwards. Yours truly, M. Sharma Proprietor (K. P. Bakeries) 8. Given below is a conversation between David and his friend, Meenu. Complete the dialogue in any suitable way. Write the correct answer in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Do not copy the whole sentence. (4 marks) David : Hello. Is this 26897367? Meenu : Yes. (a) _________________________________________________? David : To Meenu. I am her friend, David. Meenu : David! It’s Meenu. (b) ______________________________________? David : I’m calling from Indira Gandhi International airport. I’m here for a visit. Meenu : That’s great. c)____________________________________________? David : I wanted to give you a surprise. Meenu : When did you arrive? (d) ____________________________________? David : I just got here and I’m alone. 9. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet as given below against the correct blank number. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied. (? x 8 = 4 marks) Children love picnics and outings of their parents e. g. of with though they are equally happier doing things with a) them around the house. A parent may make b) is child feels special by following some simple c) rituals. Bedtime stories, the game of cards or d) simply talking and laugh together before going to e) 8 bed some give children a wonderful sense f) of well-being. They hardly ever forgot these moments, g) and cherish them throughout these lives. h) 10. Look at the words and phrases below. Rearrange them to form meaningful sentences. The first one has been done as an example. Write the correct sentences in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. (1/2 X 6 =3 marks) And a very / the king / named Acanthus / talented sculptor / Pygmalion was /of Cyprus /of a village.

Pygmalion was the king of Cyprus and a very talented sculptor of a village named Acanthus A. had finished/he smiled/when he / the ivory statue / of a beautiful woman/one day. B. smile /at having found/it was/ the innocent/new and unique / of a child/ something C. by the beauty/ that/to worship it /he was / falling down / he felt like / so impressed / on his knees/ of the statue. D. that he / a masterpiece / and called / he realized / this beauty, / had created / Galatea. E. was a devoted / to the goddess / he prayed / to breathe life / into it / of Aphrodite,/ since he / follower. F. o life and / married her / after the goddess/ his wish, / Pygmalion / Galatea came / granted him. 11. Look at the newspaper items below. Then use the information in the headlines to complete the paragraphs. Write the answers in your answer sheets against the correct blank number. Do not copy the whole sentence (4 marks) (a) BLASTS OUTSIDE ATHENS POLICE STATION Three bombs___________________________________________________ on Wednesday in a series of timed blasts, causing serious damage and rattling security forces just 100 days before the Olympic Games. : (b) SECURITY SYSTEM AT SHANTINIKETAN TO BE ‘REDESIGNED’

The Vishwa-Bharti University authorities ______________________________________ __________________________ at Shantiniketan in the wake of last week’s theft at Tagore’s Memorial Museum. (c) FAKE DOCUMENTS RACKET BUSTED A racket in printing and selling of ___________________________________________ Police. One person has been arrested in this connection. (d) “5 LAKH JOBS TO BE CREATED BY 2010” —–PLANNING COMMISSION Mr. Naresh Mathur, member of the planning commission said yesterday that __________ ____________________________________________________________ _by the year 2010. 9 SECTION D (Literature) 12.

Read the extract given below and answer the following questions. Write the answers your answer sheets in one or two lines only. Remember to number the answers correctly. (4 marks) My mother twisted through and through groaning on a mat. My father, sceptic, rationalist, trying every curse and blessing, powder, mixture, herb, and hybrid. a) Why is the narrator’s mother twisting and groaning on a mat? (1) b) How does the narrator’s father move away from his character as a sceptic and a rationalist? (2) c) How long does it take for mother to recover? (1) 13. Read the extract given below and answer the following questions.

Write the answers in your answer sheets in one or two lines only. Remember to number the answers correctly. (4 marks) The very deep did rot: O Christ! That ever this should be ! Yea, slimy things did crawl with legs Upon the slimy sea. a) Who speaks the above lines? (1) b) What does the word ‘deep’ refer to ? How did it rot? (2) c) What do the last two lines suggest about the speaker’s attitude towards nature? (1) 14. In the poem Ode to The West Wind the poet establishes a link between his own personality and the personality of the West Wind. What is the link? What appeal does he make to the West Wind? Why?

Your answer should not exceed 100 words. (5 marks) 15. Read the extract given below and answer the following questions. Write the answers in your answer sheets in one or two lines only. Remember to number the answers correctly. (5 marks) Antony: O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood! a) Where is Antony at this time? (1) b) Why does Antony call Caesar’s body ‘thou bleeding piece of earth’? (2) c) How and when had Antony been ‘meek and gentle with these butchers’? 2) 10 16. In the lesson ‘The Tribute’ Babuli says, “My home, my village, they used to pull me away from the moribund city life. ” a) Why does Babuli refer to city life as ‘moribund’? (2) b) How did it draw him away from his home and his village later? (2) Your answer should not exceed 75 words. (4 marks) 17. Christopher grows up into a teenager and recollects his experiences with Cutie-Pie. Describe these experiences in the form of a diary entry in about 150-175 words. (8 marks) MARKING SCHEME SECTION A (Reading) 1. 1 Objectives: To adopt different reading strategies for a literary text.

To identify the main points of a text. Marking: 1/2 mark for each correct answer, no penalty for spelling, grammar or punctuation. Accept any other word equivalent in meaning to the answer given below. (a) bath/swim/leap into the sea (b) a rare delight/great joy (c) a genial old gent/kind old fellow (d) eggs and bacon (e) best/finest meal (f) praise/ prefer lunch/dinner 1. 2. Objectives: To adopt different reading strategies for a literary text. To understand form in a literary text Marking: I mark for each correct answer, no penalty for spelling, grammar or punctuation. a) Perfectly laid out ) I was extremely hungry c) Passage of time : d) Look delightfully, exultantly and gratefully l. 3 Objectives: To deduce the meaning of unfamiliar lexical items in context. a) Tea b) honey 2. 1. Objectives: To identify the main points of a text. Marking: I mark for each correct answer, no penalty for spelling, grammar or punctuation. a) the decisions we take and the resultant actions that follow these decisions. (1/2 +1/2) b) they are not in charge of their lives. c) to gather as much information about the issue as possible. d) you will never waver, hence decision-making will be a lot easier. 1/2 +1/2) e) the odds seem to be against us. 11 f) we will decide to undertake actions which lead towards our goals. g) followed by action. h) we move from the world of thought to the arena of action. 2. 2. Objectives: To deduce the meanings of unfamiliar lexical terms. Marking: I mark for each correct answer. i) punctuate ii) half-baked iii) facilitate iv) feedback SECTION B (Writing) 3. Objectives: To use an appropriate style and format to write a notice Marking : Format 2 marks Content 3 marks Format includes 2 marks o Name of school, the word NOTICE, subject & date 1 mark Notice in appropriate style i. e. in a box 1/2 mark o Writer’s name & designation 1/2mark Content 3 marks Under content one mark should be given for each of the following points in the notice, provided that it is clearly and accurately expressed. Only half a mark should be awarded for each point which is largely correct, but includes minor inaccuracy in grammar, spelling or punctuation. If a student adds any other relevant information, he should not be penalised. o Philanthropic Society – charitable organization- helps distressed people o Team visiting school- next Saturday, I p. – Request students * Contribute food articles, medicines, money, clothes and shoes – help- hill people of Uttrnnchal Note Q. 3 and Q. 4: If the candidate exceeds the word limit by one or two words 1/2 mark will be deducted. If he/ she exceeds the word limit by three or more words 1 mark will be deducted. 4. Objective— To use an appropriate style and format to write a message. Marking: Format 2 marks Content 3 marks Format includes o Date 1/2 mark o Time 1/2 mark o Salutation 1/2 mark o Writer’s name/signature 1/2 mark 12 Content- Important details 3 marks Up to one mark may be deducted for exceeding the word limit.

Under content, one mark should be given for each of the points given in the question itself, provided it is clearly and accurately expressed. Only half a mark should be awarded for each point which is largely correct, but includes minor inaccuracy in grammar, spelling or punctuation. If a student adds any other relevant information, he should not be penalised. 5. Objective – To use an appropriate style to write a formal letter. To plan, organise and present ideas coherently To present an argument Marking: Marking should be in accordance with the writing assessment scale. o Content 4 Marks o Fluency 3 marks Accuracy—3 marks o Layout 1 mark may be deducted if layout is not correct (Layout includes Sender’s address, date, editor’s address, subject, salutation and complimentary close) Under content, credit should be given for the candidate’s creativity in presenting his/her own ideas; however, some of the following points should be included: – Self introduction and motive of writing the letter – Request information on: o programmes you can join, o the kind of service the aged need, o ways in which money can be collected/donated to them -Offer ways in which you can help o fortnightly/monthly visits spend quality time with the aged o read books/cook/shop for them Note Q. 5 and Q. 6 : If the candidate exceeds the word limit by 10 words or more 1 mark will be deducted. Word limit applies only to the body of the letter/ article etc. 6. Objective: To write in a style appropriate for cominunicative purposes To plan, organise and present ideas coherently To write a clear account of cause -effect relationships To transcode information from diagrammatic to verbal form Marking: Marking should be in accordance with the writing assessment scale. l Content — 4 Marks l Fluency — 3 marks l Accuracy—3 marks

Layout —1 mark may be deducted if layout is not correct (Layout includes title of the article, name of the writer) 13 Under content, credit should be given for the candidate’s creativity in presenting his/her own ideas; however, some of the following points should be included: o Comparison between past and present o Consequences of development (use hints given) o Consider possible solutions for improvement SECTION C (Grammar) 7. Objectives: To expand notes into a piece of writing. To express ideas in clear and grammatically correct English. Marking: One mark for each space correctly filled in.

The suggested answers below are for guidance only: alternative answers which are equally grammatical and meaningful should be given full marks. A half mark should be awarded for an answer which is largely correct, but includes minor inaccuracy in grammar, spelling or punctuation. a) inform you that the cake you ordered b) weighing 10 kg. with a thick layer of chocolate c) and the groom have been written d) we request you to collect it by 5p. m. e) if it is damaged 8. Objective: To use grammatical forms accurately: Interrogatives (4) Marking: I mark for each correct answer. a) Whom do you want to speak to/ To whom do you wish to speak? (b) Where are you calling from? (c) Why didn’t you let me know you were coming? (d) Who are you with? / Has anyone else come with you? / Is someone else accompanying you? 9. Objective: To use grammatical items accurately and appropriately, specifically: connector (1), modal (1), concord (1), article (1), tenses (2), determiner (1), pronoun (1) Marking: 1/2 mark for each correct answer. For the mark to be awarded, both the incorrect word and the correct word must be supplied. a) happier happy b) may can/could c) feels feel d) the a e) laugh laughing ) some all/these g) forgot forget h) these their 10. Objective: To reorder sense groups into a syntactically correct and complete sentence 14 Marking: 1/2 mark for each correct answer 1) One day when he had finished the ivory statue of a beautiful woman he smiled. /One day he smiled when he had finished the ivory statue of a beautiful woman/ He smiled one day when he had finished the ivory statue of a beautiful woman. 2) It was the innocent smile of a child at having found something new and unique. 3) He was so impressed by the beauty of the statue that he felt like falling on his knees to worship it. ) He realized that he had created a masterpiece and called this beauty, Galatea. 5) Since he was a devoted follower of Aphrodite, he prayed to the goddess to breathe life into it. 6) After the goddess granted him his wish, Galatea came to life and Pygmalion married her. 11. Objective: o To use the given vocabulary from the headline and change the grammatical form to produce the answer. o To use grammatical items accurately and appropriately, specifically tenses (4) Marking: 1 mark for each correct answer 1) exploded outside a police station in Athens 2) have decided to redesign the security system ) fake documents( has been/ was) busted by the 4) 5 lakh jobs (will be /have to be ) created SECTION D (Literature) 12. Objective: To test local and global comprehension of poem Marking: 4 marks a) o narrator’s mother bitten by scorpion o in pain (1/2+1/2) b) o father sceptic and rationalist; does not believe in superstitions and folklore (one mark) . o yet shows faith in blessings and prayers o uses herbs and powders to cure his wife of the pain. } (one mark ) o burns wife’s toe (accept any two) c) Twenty hours. (one mark) 13. Objective: To test local and global comprehension of poem Marking: 4 marks a) Ancient Mariner (one mark) ) i) the ocean (one mark) ii) o no breeze and no movement o everything stagnated and rotted (1/2+1/2) c) speaker not in harmony with nature (one mark) 15 14. Objective: To test appreciation and understanding of poem Marking: 5 marks : one mark for each of the following points: o poet discovers likeness between himself as a boy and West Wind. o as swift, proud, free and uncontrollable as West Wind. o no longer possesses that energy; lost his former vigour and fire. o Crushed by misfortunes; in a pitiable condition. o In sorrow and self-pity appeals to the West Wind for help to lift him out of his trouble 15.

Objective: To test knowledge of theme and setting of the play Marking: 5 marks a) in the Capitol, near Caesar’s body (one mark) b) o Caesar’s body bearing stab wounds which ran blood. (one mark) o Lies as lifeless as the ground beneath him (one mark) c) o had greeted conspirators and shaken hands with those who had murdered Caesar (one mark) o concealed his anger. (one mark) 16. Objective: To test understanding of text Marking: 2+2 = 4 marks a) i) confined and bound within rigid boundaries of job, and family ii) Babuli confined; no scope or freedom to move on as in village. (cobwebs are gathering around him). ) Babuli burdened with responsibilities of job and marriage/ has become a City Baboo/ No longer feels the attraction of home or village 17. Objective: To test extrapolation of the text Value points: o when few weeks old met Ch-tsal o came and lay down beside Christopher . o shared a pleasant bond over next 10 weeks o minds talked —Christopher talked about the human race, early man and his progress, the battles and defeats, wicked things like snakes and pleasant things like wood smoke. Ch-tsal—life on other planets and galaxies, the cities in outer space and the five ways of knowing God. communicated and became friends o no one believes the delightful experience. Marking : 8 marks Accept any other relevant point ASSESSMENT OF ANSWER TO QUESTION No. 17 Marks for question No. 17 are calculated as follows. First a mark is given out of 4 for content, using the relevant section of the writing assessment scale, as shown below: 16 Content /4 0 The answer bears almost no relation to the task set. Almost no understanding of the literature text is shown. 1. The answer bears limited relevance to the task set. There are many gaps in the treatment of the topic and/or pointless repetitions.

Limited understanding of the literature text is shown. 2. Much of the answer is in line with the task set, but there is some repetition, redundancy and/or omission. Reasonable understanding of the literature text is shown. 3. The answer is largely relevant and adequate, with little repetition, redundancy or omission. Good understanding of the literature text is shown. 4. The answer is fully relevant and adequate to the task set. Very good understanding of the literature text is shown. The mark awarded is then multiplied by two to give a total out of 8, which is the maximum mark for this question.

However, where a student’s expression is particularly poor, up to 2 marks may be deducted as follows: Expression -2 Poor organization: many language errors. -1 Some weaknesses in organization, fairly frequent language errors. -0 Well-organized, with only a few language errors. 17 CLASS X ENGLISH (Communicative) SAMPLE PAPER-II Subject Code: 101 Time: 3 hours M. Marks :100 This paper consists of four sections Section A- Reading 20 marks Section B- Writing 30 marks Section C- Grammar 20 marks Section D- Literature 30 marks Instructions: 1. Attempt all questions. 2. Do not write anything in the question paper: 3.

All the answers must be correctly numbered as in the question paper and written in the answer sheet provided to you. 4. Ensure that questions for each section are answered together: 5. Read each question carefully and follow the instructions. 6. Strictly adhere to the word limit given with each question. Marks will be deducted for exceeding the word limit. SECTION A (Reading) 1. Read the following poem carefully. (8 marks) The Fallen Leaves Why should I be the first to fall Of all the leaves on this old tree? Though sadly soon I know that all Will lose their hold and follow me. While my birth-brothers bravely blow,

Why should I be first to go? Why should I be the last to cling Of all the leaves on this bleak bough? I’ve fluttered since the fire of Spring And I am worn and withered now. I would escape the Winter gale And sleep soft-silvered by a snail. When swoop the legions of the snow To pitch their tents in roaring weather We fallen leaves will lie below And rot rejoicingly together; And from our rich and dark decay Will laugh our brothers of the May. —Robert Service 18 1. 1. Below is the summary of the poem. Complete it by writing the missing word/ phrase agamst the correct blank number in your answer sheets. ~ (1/2X12=6 marks)

In the first stanza a fallen leaf laments its fate because it is the (a) ……….. to fall while all its(b). ……………………………. are still attached to the tree. In the second stanza another leaf still (c) …………. on the branch of the same tree expresses its grief because it has still not (d) ……………….. down. It has been fluttering since (e) ………………. and feels quite (f) ……………… now. It is dying to fall off so that it can go to (g)…………………………….. It is looking forward to the approaching (h) ……………… which will cover both the trees and the (i) …………….. ith snow. Then all the fallen leaves will rejoice together as they (j) ……………….. Finally from this soil will arise the fresh(k) …………………. in (l)………………….. 1. 2. Complete the following statements on the basis of your reading of the poem. Write your answers in the answer sheets against the correct blank number: (2 marks) a) The bough has been described as ‘bleak’ because……………. (1) b) Explain the term ‘to pitch the tents’………………………………. (1) 2. Read the following passage: (12 Marks) 1. Cataract is opacity in the lens of the eye.

The normal lens allows light to reach the retina. When it becomes opaque and does not allow light to reach the retina, we are unable to see clearly. Today, modem medical advances have made cataract surgery very successful. New surgical techniques and intraocular lenses can restore excellent vision in 97 per cent of all cases. In the 1960s, Dr. Charles Kelman from the U. S. started a technique called Phacoemulsification in which cataract was’removed through minute incision. Then in 1998, Dr. Amar Agarwal from India started a technique called Phakonit in which cataracts were removed through a 3mm opening.

In 2001, a special lens was made which went through a small opening of one to 1. 5mm. This was called the Rollable Intraocular Lens. 2. The causes for cataract formation are not fully known. It is basically an aging phenomenon. Next to old age are other factors like deficiency of food like proteins and vitamins, some toxic drugs, general diseases like diabetes, infections and injuries. To delay the onset of cataract, one should take nourishing diet rich in proteins and vitamins. Food such as liver, eggs, milk products, carrots, cabbages and yeast are good.

One must protect eyes from excessive exposure to sunrays, X-rays, intense heat and injuries. Diseases such as diabetes and syphilis should be treated early and effectively. 3. There is no medical treatment for cataract. The only treatment is surgery. Once the cataract is removed, the eye is unable to focus, as there is no lens. So, one has to use an artificial lens. This can either be a pair of spectacles, contact lens or an intraocular lens. Spectacles can be used as they are cheap and within the reach of the common man. But these are very heavy and not comfortable. Further, if one removes them the person is blind.

Other disadvantages are that everything is magnified and the side view is very poor. 19 4. The second alternative is to use contact lens. This is an artificial lens placed on the eye. Unlike spectacles they do not leave any lasting marks nor does the wearer have the stigma of spectacles attached to his personality. Besides, they can be used according to the convenience of the person. The disadvantage, as with spectacles, is that when it is removed the person is blind. Another problem is that they have to be put on in the morning and removed at night, which is difficult for an old person.

So, the best method is to give the patient an intraocular lens. This is an artificial lens in the eye placed during surgery. It will remain in place till the end of life. This lens does not irritate the eye. 5. Today, cataract surgery is an out patient procedure. The patient comes in the morning for surgery and after the operation can go home. The surgery is done without any injection, without any pad and without any stitch being placed in the eye. This is called the no injection, no pad, and no stitch cataract surgical technique. The patients are not at all admitted in the hospital and can go back to work the next day.

Besides, complications like infection and haemorrhage are very rare. But if the retina or nerve of the eye is damaged, then even after cataract operation the person will not be able to see. (Words 548) 2. 1. (a) The tables below contain facts related to the history of cataract surgery and its alternatives. Pick out the relevant words or phrases from the passage above and write only the answers in your answer sheets against the correct blank number (3+5 marks) HISTORY OF CATARACT SURGERY (6x? =3 marks) 2. 1. (b). ALTERNATIVES AFTER CATARACT SURGERY (10x? =5marks) S. No. Alternatives Advantages Disadvantages 1.

Use of spectacles Cheap-within the reach of a) ____________ common man Handy b) ____________ Poor side view 2. c) ______________ No lasting marks on the nose Person blind without them d) __________________ f) _________________ e) __________________ g) _________________ S. No. YEAR TECHNIQUE USED NAME OF THE PROCEDURE DOCTOR 1. 1960 Phacoemulsification Dr. Charles Kelman a)_____________ 2. b)_____ c)______________ d)______________ Cataract removed through three mm opening 3. 2001 e)_______________ f)_____________ 20 2. 2. Find words/ phrases from the passage (paras indicated) which mean the same as the following.

Write the answers against the correct blank number in your answer sheets. (4 marks) i) that which does not allow light to pass (para 1) ii) severe (para 2) iii) make something appear larger (para 4) iv) modus operandi (para 5) SECTION B (Writing) 3. Vijaya Subramanium wrote the following letter to the Director, CIEFL, Hyderabad . Later she decided to send a telegram instead. Using relevant information from the letter, write this telegram using not more than 25 words inclusive of the receiver’s address. Copy the format of the telegram from the question paper in your answer sheet. (5 marks) St.

Joseph’s Convent, Vishal Enclave, Dehradun 5th April,2004 The Director CIEFL, Marredpally Hyderabad Subject: Cancellation of Guest Lecture Sir, This is to inform you, and all other distinguished guests from CIEFL, that the guest lecture by Mr. Ruskin Bond, scheduled for 12th April, 2004 has been cancelled due to the author’s ill health. The lecture will now be held on 25th April, 2004 at 10 a. m. Please make it convenient to attend the lecture along with your team. The inconvenience caused is deeply regretted. Kindly confirm your presence at the earliest. Yours faithfully Vijaya Subramanium Principal) , Receiver’s Name: Receiver’s Address: Sender’s Name: 3. Intraocular lens h) ________________ j) _______________ i) _________________ _________________ Complications are rare 21 (Not To Be Telegraphed) Sender’s Address: 4. Read the following telephone conversation which took place between Tina and Mrs. Pranya Kelkar. As Tina’s mother is not at home and she herself has to leave for a game of badminton, she writes a message for her mother Write the message from Tina to her mother in not more than 50 words. Put the message in a box. Mrs. Kelkar: Hello! Is this 27453980?

Tina: Yes ma’am . May I know who is calling? Mrs. Kelkar: I am Pranya Kelkar, Mrs. Surjit’s friend . Could I speak to her’? Tina:1 am her daughter, Tina this side. 1 am afraid mama is not at home at the moment. She has gone to the club for a meeting. Mrs. Kelkar: ln that case Tina ,could you please tell her that I will pick her up from your place at 10 a. m. tomorrow. We will be going to the British Council Library together for the renewal of . our membership. She should carry her cheque book and membership card. Tina :1 will certainly convey the message Mrs. Kelkar : Thanks Tina .

Oh! And don’t forget to tell her that she will have to return home on her own from there as I have an appointment at South Campus. Tina: I’ll do that. Mrs. Kelkar: Thanks and bye. 5. Vineet/ Vani Prasad of 29, Rajpur Road, Ambala, comes across the following poster in the newspaper. He/ She is concerned about the spread of diseases during summers and decides to write a letter to the editor of a national daily highlighting the impending possibility of water borne diseases and the dire need for creating awareness about the prevention or such diseases through such informative posters.

Using your own ideas and the ideas from the unit on ‘Health’, write Vineet’s/ Vani’s letter in not more than 150 words. Here comes the summer … And Also the Possibility of Diseases Like Cholera and Gastroenteritis Prevention Is Better Than Cure o Drink only safe water o Keep food items covered o Eat only freshly cooked food o Wash hands before preparing or eating food… (5 marks) (10 marks) 22 If patient is restless/unconscious, has fever/blood in stool, is eating/drinking poorly CONSULT THE DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY Use Oral Rehydration Solution Available At All Health Centres Free of Cost 6.

Vaibhav/ Vibha Asher is quite concerned about the increasing incidence of deaths and accidents caused due to the endemic disorder called road rage. He/ She decides to write an article on the need for people to control their anger and inculcate the habit of disciplined driving. Study the following information and write Vaibhav’s article in not more than 200 words. (10 marks) CAUSES OF ROAD RAGE INTOLERANCE AND LACK OF SELF DISCIPLINE BEHAVIOURAL PATTERN- SENSE OF SUPERIORITY DUE TO OWNING BIGGER VEHICLE FAMILY AND WORK RELATED STRESS EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCED STRESS [E. G. RAGE GREATER IN SUMMER] CITY LAYOUT, TRAFFIC JAMS, DELAYS

ABSENCE OF SEVERE PENALTY FOR DEFAULTERS Avoid road rage-be a disciplined motorist o Know traffic rules o Be courteous to fellow drivers o Start before time if you have an appointment o Maintain your cool-don’t carry stress while driving o Check your words and actions; count ten when angry. LICENCE TO DRIVE IS NOT LICENCE TO KILL 23 SECTION C (Grammar) 7. Look at the notes given below. Then use the information to complete the paragraph by writing suitable words or phrases in each space. Do not add any new information. Write only the correct answer against the correct blank number in your answer sheet. (5 marks)

Solar family expands–Planetoid Sedna spotted–most distant object orbiting the sun–discovered by Spitzer’s piercing infrared rays–till now shrouded in mystery–Pluto not as big as Sedna. New Member in the Solar Familx Our solar family (a) __________________________________Seventy four years after Pluto was discovered, scientists (b) ______________________a planetoid, Sedna, which is the most distant object ever detected orbiting the sun. Space telescope Spitzer’s piercing infrared rays (c) _______________________ possible. Otherwise Sedna (d) _______________________shrouded in the mysterious vastness of space.

Moreover, Sedna (e) ________________________ than Pluto. 8. In the passage given below, one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after it in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Ensure that the word that forms your answer is underlined. (1/2X6= 3 marks) Twenty years ago, kids in school never even e. g. school had never heard the internet. The internet is a vast resource a) for types of information. It is like a giant bulletin b) board that the whole world uses! But anyone can put c) anything the internet, you have to be careful. You must d) se your best judgment browsing it. And you e) can’t rely on what strangers you ‘meet’ the internet tell you either. f) 9. Look at the words and phrases below. Rearrange them to form meaningful sentences. The first one has been done as an example. Write the corrected sentence in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. (1/2X6= 3 marks) are/ Indian temples/a storehouse/Indian art/of Indian temples are a storehouse of Indian art. (a) the temple architecture / form an / the sculptures and paintings /of /essential part (b) the architecture / engineering marvel / is both / an artistic masterpiece / and an / in some temples c) is / situated in / the Konark temple, / dedicated to / the north-eastern corner of Puri, / the Sun God (d) of a chariot/ with the / the temple / as the / Sun God / is in the form / charioteer 24 e) is famous for / its sculptures / representing the / the temple / of warriors, animals and lovers / daily life t) in bygone eras /stand testimony /many Indian temples / that existed / high level of art /to the 10. Look at the newspaper items below. Then use the information in the headlines to complete the paragraphs. Write the answers in your answer sheets against the correct blank number. Do not copy the whole sentence (4 marks) a) POLICE RECOVER ILLICIT LIQUOR Delhi police report that 15 crates of _________________________________ by them from three persons at Timarpur in North Delhi today. (b) JASPAL RANA WINS CENTRE FIRE GOLD India’s medal tally went up when ace shooter ____________________in the centre- fire pistol. (c) DIRECTOR INAUGURATES BANK EXTENSION COUNTER The Managing Director of the Syndicate bank ____________________________at the ‘Heart and Lung Institute’ in Chandigarh yesterday. (d) QUESTION PAPERS LEAK: DELHI EXAMS POSTPONED Delhi Exams for classes VI to IX and XI ________________________ following __________ of the English and Sanskrit papers. 1. Read the comic strip and complete the passage given below. Write the correct answer in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Do not copy the whole sentence. (5 marks) Moose informed his wife Molly ( a)_____________________________________ Molly replied (b) ________________________________________ She added (c) ________________________________________________She advised Moose (d) 25 ___________________________________________as Harry (e) _______________________________________________________ SECTION D (Literature) 12. Read the extract given below and answer the following questions.

Write the answers in your answer sheets in one for two lines only. Remember to number the answers correctly. (4 marks) “Yes,” the frog replied. “You see I’m the frog that owns this tree. In this bog I’ve long been known For my splendid baritone. ” a) What had the listener asked the frog? (1 ) b) What tree is “this tree”? (. 1) c) What are the two things that the frog claims he is known for in the bog? (2) 13. Read the extract given below and answer the following questions. Write the answers in your answer sheets in one or two lines only. Remember to number the answers correctly (4 marks) 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, Yellow, and black, and pale, and hectic red, Pestilence-stricken multitudes! a) What season of the year is presented in the above lines? (1) b) Why does the poet refer to he leaves as “Pestilence-stricken multitudes”? (1) c) What else does the wind blow away? Where do they hide? (2) 14. Calpurnia in the play Julius Caesar says: “When beggars die, there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes. ” How do the heavens predict the death of Caesar the night before the assassination?

Your answer should not exceed 100 words . (5 marks) 15. Read the extract given below and answer the following questions. Write the answers in your answer sheets in one or two lines only. Remember to number the answers correctly. (5 marks) Scrooge: And no one has come to claim this body? Third Ghost: No one, for he left not a friend behind him. Come closer and look into his face. a) Which body are they talking about? (1) b) How does Scrooge react to the Third Ghost’s invitation to ‘Come closer and look into his face’? (2) c) What request does Scrooge make to the Third Ghost? Why? (2) 26 16.

Briefly explain how Cutie-Pie felt after escaping from his prison into the world outside. Your answer should be in the first person and should not exceed 75 words (4 marks) 17. Imagine you are the postmaster and have just gone and laid Miriam’s letter on Ali’s grave. You come back home and reflect on whatever’s happened. The newly awakened father’s heart in you is reproaching you for having failed to understand Ali’s anxiety. As Ali write a diary entry in about 150-175 words outlining your feelings. (8 marks) MARKING SCHEME SECTION A (Reading) 1. 1 Objectives: To adopt different strategies for a literary text.

To identify the main points of a text. Marking: 1/2 mark for each correct answer, no penalty for spelling, grammar or punctuation. Accept any other word equivalent in meaning to the answer given below. (a) first’ (b) birth-brothers (c) remaining (d) fallen (e) Spring (f) worn and withered (either worn or withered could also be accepted) (g) sleep (h) winter (i) ground/soil (j) rot (k) trees/plants/leaves (i) May/spring 1. 2. Objective: To identify the main points of a literary text. a) all its leaves have fallen off b) It refers to the snow covered trees that look like tents 2. 1.

Objectives: To identify the main points of a text. To understand relations between different parts of a text. To deduce the meaning of unfamiliar lexical items in a given context Marking: One mark for each correct answer; no penalty for spelling, grammar or punctuation. Accept any other answer equivalent in meaning to the answers given below. 2. 1 (a). (a) Cataract removed through minute incision (b) 1998 (c) Phakonit (d) Dr. Amar Agarwal (e) Rollable Intraocular Lens. (f) Cataract removed through 1-1. 5 mm opening 27 (b) (a) heavy & uncomfortable (b) person-blind without them (c) use of contact lenses d) do not have the stigma of spectacles attached to them (e) can be used according to convenience (t) have to be put on in the morning and removed at night (g) not convenient for old people (h) remain in place till the end (i) doesn’t irritate the eye j) if retina/nerve of eye damaged, the person won’t be able to see 2. 2. i) opaque ii) intense iii) magnified iv) procedure SECTION B (Writing) 3. Objective— To use an appropriate style and format to write a telegram. Marking: Format 2 marks Format includes o Addressee’s/receiver’s name and address 1 mark o Sender’s name and address 1 mark Content 3 marks

Under content one mark should be given for each of the following points in the message, provided that it is clearly and accurately expressed. Only half a mark should be awarded for each point which is largely correct, but includes minor inaccuracy in spelling or punctuation. If a student adds any other relevant information, he should not be penalised. Postponement of lecture-new date and time of lecture Express regret at the inconvenience caused Ask for confirmation whether attending or not NOTE: The 25 word limit of the telegram includes o Receiver’s name and address o Sender’s name (Not the sender’s address) the word STOP/ appearing in the message If the message is not in capital letters I mark may be deducted. If a candidate exceeds the word limit by one or two words, ? mark should be deducted. If he/she exceeds the word limit by three or more words, one mark should be deducted. 28 4. Objective- To use an appropriate style and format to write a message. Marking: Format 2 marks Format includes o Date 1/2 mark o Time 1/2 mark o Salutation 1/2 mark o Writer’s name/signature 1/2 mark Content- Important details 3 marks Under content, one mark should be given for each of the following points, provided it is clearly and accurately expressed.

A half mark should be awarded for an answer which is largely correct, but includes minor inaccuracy in grammar, spelling or punctuation. If a student adds any other relevant information, he should not be penalised. Mrs. Kelkar called-Would pick up Tina’s mother at 10:00 a. m. the next day for renewal of British Council Library membership, reminder to carry membership card and cheque book, Will have to return alone as Mrs. Kelkar has another appointment. If a candidate exceeds the word limit by one or two words, ? mark should be deducted. If he/she exceeds the word limit by three or more words, one mark should be deducted. . Objectives : To use an appropriate style to write a formal letter. To plan, organise and present ideas coherently To present an argument Marking: Marking should be in accordance with the writing assessment scale. o Content 4 Marks o Fluency 3 marks o Accuracy—3 marks . o Layout 1 mark may be deducted if layout is not correct (Layout includes Sender’s address, date, editor’s address, subject, salutation and complimentary close) Under content, credit should be given for the canqidate’s creativity in presenting his/her own ideas; however, some of the following points should be included: reference to the poster xpress concern at the rising summer heat and possible dangers of contracting deadly diseases like cholera and gastroenteritis suggestions on prevention propose the need to create awareness Note Q. 5 and Q. 6 : If the candidate exceeds the word limit by 10 words or more 1 mark will be deducted. Word limit applies only to the body of the letter/ article etc. 6. Objectives: To write in a style appropriate for communicative purposes To plan, organise and present ideas coherently To write a clear account of cause -effect relationships To transcode information from diagrammatic to verbal form 9 Marking: Marking should be in accordance with the writing assessment scale. o Content—4 Marks o Fluency—3 marks o Accuracy—3 marks o Lay out—l mark may be deducted if layout is not correct (Layout includes title of the article, name of the writer) Under content, credit should be given for the candidate’s creativity in presenting his/her own ideas; however, some of the following points should be included: reference to the various possible causes of road rage serious repercussions of indisciplined driving and inadequate road behaviour; consider ways to avoid road rage

Conclusion: need to use the license to drive with a sense of responsibility and conscientiousness. SECTION C (Grammar) 7. Objectives: To expand notes into a piece of writing. To express ideas in clear and grammatically correct English. Marking: One mark for each space correctly filled in. The suggested answers below are for guidance only: alternative answers which are equally grammatical and meaningful should be given full marks. A half mark should be awarded for an answer which is largely correct, but includes minor inaccuracy in grammar, spelling or punctuation. (a) is expanding/has expanded (b) have spotted c) have made the discovery/have made this (d) would have remained (e) is bigger 8. Objectives: To use grammatical items accurately and appropriately, specifically: prepositions (3), determiners (1), connectors (2) Marking: 1/2 mark for each correct answer (a) heard of/about the (b) for all/many types (c) but since/because/as anyone (d) anything on the (e) judgement while browsing (f) meet on the 9. Objective:- To reorder sense groups into syntactically correct and complete sentences. Marking: 1/2 mark for each correct answer ( a) The sculptures and paintings form an essential part of the temple architecture. b) The architecture in some temples is both an artistic masterpiece and an engineering marvel/ In some temples the architecture is both an artistic masterpiece and an engineering marvel. 30 (c) The Konark temple, situated in the north eastern corner of Puri, is dedicated to the sun God/ Situated in the north eastern comer of Puri, the Konark temple is dedicated to the sun God. (d) The temple is in the form of a chariot with the Sun God as the charioteer. ( e) The temple is famous for its sculptures representing the daily life of warriors, animals and lovers. (f) Many Indian temples stand testimony to the high level of art that existed n bygone eras 10. Objective: To use the given vocabulary from the headline and change the grammatical form to produce the answer. To use grammatical items accurately and appropriately, specifically nominalisation (1) and tenses (3) Marking: 4 marks (a) illicit liquor have been recovered (b) Jaspal Rana won the gold medal (c) inaugurated a bank extension counter (d) were postponed; the leakage 11. Objective: To test the use of reported speech Marking: 5 marks (a) that he was going to fly out to Arizona to visit his sister Martha and her husband Harry. (b) that Harry was very cranky. (c) that he would be finding a lot of fault with Moose. d) to just buy a one-way ticket (e) would be glad to pay his way back. SECTION D (Literature) 12. Objective: To appreciate the use of language in the poem To understand the setting and theme of the poem Marking: 4 marks a) listener asked frog if he had spoken(l) b) sumac tree in Bingle Bog. (1/2+1/2) c) for his baritone and as a music critic for Bog Trumpet (1+1) , 13. Objective: To appreciate the use of language in the poem To understand the setting and theme of the poem Marking: 4 marks a) Autumn (one mark) b) leaves suffering from disease as withered, pale, black and redness being the redness of fever. one mark) c) wind blows away seeds which hide under earth. (two marks) 14. Objective: To understand the relationship between man and nature in the play Marking: 5 marks o night before assassination of Caesar Calpumia dreamt Caesar being murdered. o saw his statue gush blood— many smiling Romans came and bathed hands. 31 o watchman reported lioness gave birth to litter in streets of Rome. o graves opened and gave up dead bodies. o warriors on fire fought in sky in proper battle formation — blood fell on Capitol o swords clashed, horses neighed, dying men groaned, ghosts walked about on the streets. 15.

Objective: To understand character and relationships in the play Marking: 5 marks a) Scrooge’s dead body lying unclaimed. (1/2+1/2) b) refuses to look at the body’s face — afraid. (2) c) wants to see tenderness connected with death or haunted by that dead body forever. (2) 16. Objective: To appreciate the emotions of the character Marking: 4 marks o managed to get out of hell —can breathe air, feel warmth of sun on decaying body. o raindrops on skin give ecstatic feeling. o want to contact my people but no whiskers or voice left. o enjoy the rain. 17. Objective: To test the extrapolation of the text

Marking: 8 marks o saw letter coachman Ali had been waiting for —shocked o heart filled with compassion and regret —had rebuked him o hadn’t seen pain and helplessness. o daughter’s sickness brought about change Accept any other relevant point ASSESSMENT OF ANSWER TO QUESTION No. 17 Marks for question No. 17 are calculated as follows. First a mark is given out of 4 for content, using the relevant section of the writing assessment scale, as shown below: Content /4 0 The answer bears almost no relation to the task set. Almost no understanding of the literature text is shown. 1.

The answer bears limited relevance to the task set. There are many gaps in the treatment of the topic and/or pointless repetitions. Limited understanding of the literature text is shown. 2. Much of the answer is in line with the task set, but there is some repetition, redundancy and/or omission. Reasonable understanding of the literature text is shown. 32 3. The answer is largely relevant and adequate, with little repetition, redundancy or omission. Good understanding of the literature text is shown. 4. The answer is fully relevant and adequate to the task set. Very good understanding of the literature text is shown.

The mark awarded is then multiplied by two to give a total out of 8, which is the maximum mark for this question. However, where a student’s expression is particularly poor, up to 2 marks may be deducted as follows: Expression -2 Poor organization: many language errors. -1 Some weaknesses in organization, fairly frequent language errors. -0 Well-organized, with only a few language errors. 33 CLASS X ENGLISH (Communicative) SAMPLE PAPER-III Subject Code : 101 Time: 3 hours M. Marks :100 This paper consists of four sections Section A- Reading 20 marks Section B- Writing 30 marks

Section C- Grammar 20 marks Section D- Literature 30 marks Instructions: 1. Attempt all questions. 2. Do not write anything in the question paper. 3. All the answers must be correctly numbered as in the question paper and written in the answer sheet provided to you. 4. Ensure that questions for each section are answered together. 5. Read each question carefully and follow the instructions. 6. Strictly adhere to the word limit given with each question. Marks will be deducted for exceeding the word limit. SECTION A (Reading) 1. Read the following passage carefully. (8 marks) 1.

The communities of ants are sometimes very large, numbering even up to 500 individuals: and it is a lesson to us that no one has ever yet seen a quarrel between any two ants belonging to the same community. On the other hand it must be admitted that they are in hostility not only with most other insects including ants of different species, but even with those of the same species if belonging to different communities. I have over and over again introduced ants from one nest to another of the same species; and they were invariably attacked, seized by a leg or an antenna, and dragged out. 2.

It is evident therefore; that the ants of each community all recognized one another and were perfectly friendly, while they at once attacked ants from a different nest, although of the same species. 3. It has been suggested that the ants of each nest have some sign or password by which they recognize one another. To test this, I made some of them insensible, first, I tried chloroform; but this was fatal to them, and I did not consider the test satisfactory. I decided therefore to intoxicate them. This was less easy than I had expected. None of my ants would voluntarily degrade themselves by getting drunk.

However, I got over the difficulty by putting them into whisky for a few moments. I took fifty specimens-twenty five from one nest and twenty five from another, made them dead drunk, marked each with a spot of paint, and put them on a table close to where other ants from one of the nests were feeding. The table was surrounded as usual with a moat of water to prevent them from straying. The ants, which 34 were feeding, soon noticed those, which I had made drunk. They seemed quite astonished to find their comrades in such a disgraceful condition and were as much at a loss to know what to do with them as we were.

After a while, however, they carried them all away; they took the strangers to the edge of the moat and dropped them into the water, while they bore their friends home into the nest, where by degrees they slept off the effects of the spirits. Thus, it is evident that they know their friend even when it is incapable of giving any sign or password. [395 words] 1. 1 On the basis of your reading of the passage, complete the following statements as briefly as possible. Write your answers in the answer sheets against the correct blank number: (7 marks) a) The lesson the writer wants us to learn from the ants is…………………………… 1) b) The writer discovered that ants of one community do not welcome ants of another community when………………………………………………………………………. (1) c) The writer decided to intoxicate the ants because …………………………………. (1) d) The writer makes a humorous comment when he says that……………………….. (1) e) The writer conducted the experiment with drunk ants because……………………. (1) f) Write down the ways in which the ants dealt with the following: (2) i) drunk ants from their nest…………………………………………………… ii) drunk ants from other nests…………………………………………………. 1. 2. Choose the most appropriate title for the passage from the ones given below.

Write your answer in the answer sheets against the correct blank number: (1 mark) Title : …………………………………………………………………….. 2. Read the following passage carefully. (12 marks) 1. I am not an environmentalist in the fashionable sense of the term. I support dams or water harvesting, if either will solve the drinking water crisis. I will eschew plastic and carry my groceries in bags of natural fibres. If the ozone layer is to be protected, or if unleaded petrol and CNG will clear our lungs and ensure a better quality of life, I will root for it. How to Conduct Tests with Drunken Ants Human Qualities In the Insect World How to Communicate with Ants

Insects and Drinking Habits 35 2. My generation had a glimpse of an era when the resourceful use of resources was a creed. When we were in school, we were taught to eke out our pencil stubs by fitting them into old fountain pen holders. The eraser had to virtually become non- existent before it was replaced. One instrument box saw us through school. Uniform hems were carefully let down or handed down to younger siblings, as were textbooks. You did not have to be on the bread line to observe financial stringency. It was not in good taste to flaunt wealth and the parents sincerely believed that a little deprivation honed the spirit. . They had their own tales of deprivation. They walked many miles to school, while we were privileged to have buses, bicycles and even cars to ferry us to and fro. In their youth they studied by lamplight and cooled themselves with Palmyra fans and cooked on firewood, while we could not manage without electric lights and fans and gas stoves. Our children in turn need central air-con