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ENGLISH (Second Language)

READING COMPREHENSION (SEEN)

1. Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:

As he entered the school gate, an idea occurred to him. He would deliver the letter to the headmaster at the end of the day. There was a chance Samuel might do something during the course of the day to justify the letter.

Swami stood at the entrance to his class. Samuel was teaching arithmetic. He looked at Swami. Swami hoped Samuel would scold him severely.

“You are half an hour late,” Samuel said.

“I have a headache, sir.” Swami said.

“Then why did you come at all?”

This was an unexpected question from Samuel.

Swami said, “My father said I shouldn’t miss school. sir.”

Samuel looked impressed. “Your father is quite right. We want more parents like him.”

“Oh, you poor man!” Swami thought, “You don’t know what my father has done to you.

“All right, go to your seat.”

Swami sat down, feeling sad. He had never met anyone as good as Samuel.

 

A. Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences:

(a) Swami was late for his school by –

(i) two hours (ii) half an hour (iii) an hour (iv) three hours.

Answer: (ii) half an hour

 

(b) When Swami stood before his classroom, his teacher was teaching –

(i) English (ii) History (iii) Geography (iv) Mathematics

Answer: (iv) Mathematics

 

(c) Swami showed an excuse to his teacher that he had a pain in his –

(i) knee (ii) tooth (ii) head (iv) ear.

Answer: (ii) head

 

(d) When Samuel told Swami to take his seat, Swami was feeling

(i) unhappy (ii) cheerful (iii) angry (iv) tired.

Answer: (i) unhappy

 

(e) Swami was supposed to deliver the letter to

(i) Samuel sir (ii) clerk of the office (iii) the headmaster (iv) the watchman.

Answer: (iii) the headmaster

 

B. Complete the following senctences with information from the text:

(i) The idea occured to Swami when ______ .

(ii) Samuel looked impressed as ______ .

(iii) The unexpected question from Samuel was ______ .

Answer:

(i) The idea occured to Swami when he entered the school gate.

(ii) Samuel looked impressed as Swami’s father said he shouldn’t miss school.

(iii) The unexpected question from Samuel was “Then why did you come at all?”

 

C. State whether the following statements are true or false. Write ‘T’ for ‘True’ and ‘F’ for ‘False’ in the boxes given on the right-hand side. Provide sentences/phrases/words in support of your answer:

(i) Swami thought that he would deliver the letter at the end of Samuel’s class.

Supporting sentence:

Answer: F

Supporting sentence: He would deliver the letter to the headmaster at the end of the day.

 

(ii) Samuel wanted more parents like that of Swami.

Supporting sentence:

Answer: T

Supporting sentence: We want more parents like him.

 

2. Read the following lines carefully and answer the questions that follow:

Once I crept in an Oakwood – I was looking for a stag

I met an old woman there – all knobly stick and rag

She said: ‘I have your secret here inside my bag.’

Then she began to cackle and I began to quake.

She opened her little bag and I came twice awake

Surrounded by a staring tribe and me tied to a stake.

They said: we are the oak-trees and your own true family

‘We are chopped down, we are torn up, you do not blink an eye,

Unless you make a promise now now you are going to die.

 

A. Tick (√) the correct alternative from options provided:

(i) In the oakwood the poet was looking for –

(a) a stag (b) a cow (c) a rhinoceros (d) a goat.

Answer: (a) a stag

 

(ii) In the jungle the poet met –

(a) an old man (b) an old woman (c) a young man (d) a strong man.

Answer: (a) an old man

 

(iii) In her hand the old woman had –

(a) a steady stick (b) a hat (c) a little bag (d) a basket.

Answer: (c) a little bag

 

(iv) The poet was surrounded by –

(a) a group of men (b) a group of women (c) a group of villagers (d) a staring tribe

Answer: (d) a staring tribe

 

B. Answer the following questions:

(i) What did the old woman say to the poet?

Answer: The old woman said to the poet that she had his secret inside her bag.

 

(ii) What did the staring tribe tell the poet?

Answer: The staring tribe told the poet that they were the oak-trees and his own true family, and that they would kill him unless he made a promise to them.

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READING COMPREHENSION (UNSEEN)

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

Jalpaiguri : Foresters finally managed to cage the leopard that was on the prowl in Nagrakata’s Kabuldanga in the Khasbastee area for the past three days. Forest workers had to struggle a lot to net the animal which was in its prime. On Wednesday it had also mauled two forest guards when they were trying to net it. On Thursday, foresters from Khunai and Binnaguri wild life squads reached the spot. They laid two cages to nab the animal. But the big cat chased them, following which they had to take shelter inside the two meant to catch the animal. After hours the animal was finally tranquilized and netted. It was taken to Garumara National Park. Around 100 leopards have been rescued from North Bengal over the post eight years and in most cases the animals which are under the co-predator section in the tiger conservation programme, were rescued from tea gardens. The garden bushes provide natural cover for the animals who often use the drains of gardens as their hiding place especially when the females are about to give birth the cubs.

[From the Times of India, 23rd April, 2022]

 

A. Tick (√) the correct alternative to complete the following sentences:

(i) The leopard was caught by –

(a) the foresters (b) the police (c) wildlife squads (d) the local people.

Answer: (a) the foresters

 

(ii) The members of the squads took shelter to save themselves –

(a) in the cages (b) in the house (c) behind the bush (d) on the tree.

Answer: (a) in the cages

 

(iii) The leopard was caged on –

(a) Monday (b) Tuesday (c) Wednesday (d) Thursday

Answer: (d) Thursday

 

(iv) After caging the leopard was sent to —

(a) Baksha (b) Gorumara National Park  (c) Nagrakata National Park (d) Kaziranga Sanctuary.

Answer: (b) Gorumara National Park

 

(v) Near about 100 leopards have been rescued from –

(a) South Bengal (b) North Bengal (c) Only from North Bengal (d) Both North and South Bengal.

Answer: (b) North Bengal

 

(vi) In most cases the tigers were rescued from –

(a) the locality (b) the tea garden (c) the forest (d) the drains of gardens

Answer: (b) the tea garden

 

B. Each of the following sentences are ‘True’ or ‘False’. Write ‘T’ for True and ‘F’ for ‘False’ in the boxes on the right-hand side. Also pick out suitable line(s) or phrase(s) from the passage in support of your answers

(i) The forest workers easily caught the leopard.

Supporting sentence:

Answer: F

Supporting sentence: Forest workers had to struggle a lot to net the animal

 

(ii) The leopard was caught in the cage.

Supporting sentence:

Answer: T

Supporting sentence: They laid two cages to nab the animal

 

(iii) The garden bushes are the ideal hiding place of the people.

Supporting sentence :

Answer: F

Supporting sentence: The garden bushes provide natural cover for the animals

 

C. Answer the following questions:

(i) How was the leopard caught?

Answer: The leopard was caught by tranquilizing and netting it after a long chase.

 

(ii) How did the members of the squads save themselves from the leopard?

Answer: The members of the squads saved themselves from the leopard by taking shelter inside the cages that they had laid for the animal.

 

(iii) Where were the tigers sent after rescue?

Answer: The tigers were sent to Garumara National Park after rescue.

 

(iv) When did the leopard use the drains of the garden?

Answer: The leopard used the drains of the garden as its hiding place especially when the females were about to give birth to the cubs.

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SECTION-B (Grammar and Vocabulary)

4. Write the correct alternative to fill in the blanks :

Tipu was a secular ruler in the great Indian tradition and ______ (respecting/had respected/was respected) by all religions. This warrior king ______ (be/was/had been) aware of the need of the environment to be ______ (sustainable/sustained/sustain).

Answer: Tipu was a secular ruler in the great Indian tradition and was respected by all religions. This warrior king was aware of the need of the environment to be sustainable.

 

5. Do as directed:

A. Fill in the blanks with appropriate article or preposition :

______ Amazon Rainforest is located ______ South America and covers ______ area of approximately 5,50,000 square kilometers.

Answer:

The Amazon Rainforest is located in South America and covers an area of approximately 5,50,000 square kilometers.

 

B.

(i) Father snatched the letter away from Swami. (Change the voice)

(ii) “You are half an hour late,” Samuel said. (Change the mode of narration)

(iii) The people were too stunned to speak in the beginning. (Remove ‘too’)

Answer:

(i) The letter was snatched away from Swami by Father. (Passive voice)

(ii) Samuel told him that he was half an hour late. (Indirect speech)

(iii) The people were so stunned that they could not speak in the beginning. (Using ‘so’ and ‘that’)

 

C. Choose the correct phrasal verbs from the list given below to replace the words underlined. Write the correct phrasal verbs in the boxes on the right-hand side changing the form where necessary. There is one extra phrasal verb in the list:

[List: look after, run after, bring up, put up with]

(i) The boy chased the thief and caught.

(ii) The girl was reared by her.

(iii) I cannot tolerate this any further.

Answer:

(i) The boy ran after the thief and caught him.

(ii) The girl was brought up by her aunt.

(iii) I cannot put up with this any longer.

 

6. Given below are the meanings of four words which you will find in the passage in Question No.3. Find out words and write them in the appropriate boxes on the right-hand side:

(i) catch

(ii) lulled

(iii) attacked

(iv) prevention of wasteful use of resource.

Answer:

(i) catch – net, nab, cage

(ii) lulled – tranquilized, calmed, soothed

(iii) attacked – mauled, chased, threatened

(iv) prevention of wasteful use of resource – conservation, preservation, protection

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SECTION-C (Writing)

7. Your school is going to organise an excursion to the Sundarbans. As the school captain draft a notice informing the students about it.

[Points: Date-time subscription – food – accomodation – things to be taken consent letter]

Answer:

NOTICE
Date: 13/12/2023

Excursion to the Sundarbans

This is to inform all the students of classes IX to XII that the school is going to organise an excursion to the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site[^1^][1], from 20th to 24th January 2024.

The interested students are required to register their names with their respective class teachers by 20th December 2023. The total cost of the trip is Rs. 10,000 per student, which includes transportation, food, accommodation, and entry fees. The students will be staying in eco-friendly cottages at the Sundarbans Tiger Camp[^2^][2], where they will also enjoy cultural programs and wildlife documentaries. The students will also visit various attractions in the Sundarbans, such as the Sajnekhali Watch Tower, the Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower, the Dobanki Canopy Walk, and the Netidhopani Temple.

The students are advised to carry the following items for the trip: a backpack, comfortable clothes, shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle, torch, binoculars, camera, and personal medicines. The students are also required to submit a consent letter from their parents or guardians along with the registration form.

This is a golden opportunity for the students to witness the rich biodiversity and cultural heritage of the Sundarbans. The students are requested to follow the instructions of the teachers and the guides during the trip and maintain discipline and decorum.

For any further queries, please contact the undersigned.

School Captain

 

8. Write a report about a street accident in your locality in about 100 words with the following points:

[A private car hitting a scooter – the scooterist died on the spot – car owner fled – police arriving late – mob outrage road blocked situation under control after an hour – search on for the car owner] 

Answer:

Report on a Street Accident

A fatal street accident took place in our locality on 13th December 2023 at around 9 p.m. A private car hit a scooter near the crossroad of MG Road and Park Street. The scooterist, a young man, died on the spot due to severe head injuries. The car owner, who was driving rashly, fled the scene leaving behind his car.

The police arrived late at the spot, which angered the local people. They staged a protest and blocked the road, demanding justice for the victim and action against the car owner. The situation turned violent as some protesters started pelting stones at the police and the car. The police had to use tear gas and batons to disperse the mob and clear the road.

The situation was brought under control after an hour. The police seized the car and took the body of the scooterist to the hospital for post-mortem. The police also registered a case of hit-and-run and started a search for the car owner. The identity of the victim and the car owner are yet to be revealed.

 

9. Study the following flowchart and describe ‘How Bread is made’ (within 100 words) using the following points:

[Points: Flour, salt, yeast, water weighed – mixed up – dough prepared cut into one pound pieces rolled and shaped – baked for 20-30 minutes – sliced-wrapped in paper – ready for the market.]

Answer:

The process of making bread involves the following steps:

– First, the ingredients, such as flour, salt, yeast, and water, are weighed and measured according to the recipe.
– Next, the ingredients are mixed up in a large bowl or a mixer to form a sticky dough.
– Then, the dough is kneaded by hand or by a machine until it becomes smooth and elastic.
– After that, the dough is divided into one pound pieces and rolled and shaped into loaves or other forms.
– The shaped dough is then placed in greased pans and left to rise in a warm place until it doubles in size.
– The risen dough is then baked in a preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
– Finally, the baked bread is removed from the oven and the pans and allowed to cool on a wire rack.
– The bread is then sliced and wrapped in paper and ready for the market.

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