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ENGLISH (Second Language)

READING COMPREHENSION (SEEN)

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

Swami went to school feeling that he was the worst boy on earth. His conscience bothered him. He wasn’t at all sure if his description of Samuel had been accurate. He felt that he had mixed up the real and the imagined.

Swami stopped on the road side to make up his mind about Samuel. Samuel was not such a bad man after all. Personally he was much more friendly than the other teachers. Swami also felt Samuel had a special regard for him.

Swami’s head was dizzy with confusion. He could not decide if Samuel really deserved the allegations made against him in the letter. The more he thought of Samuel, the more Swami grieved for him. To recall Samuel’s dark faces, his thin moustache, unshaven cheek and yellow coat filled Swaminathan with sorrow.

 

A. Tick (√) the correct alternative:

(i) On his way to school Swaminathan was bothered by —

(a) headache (b) his conscience (c) his father (d) his friends.

Answer: (b) his conscience

 

(ii) Swami’s head was dizzy with –

(a) hesitation (b) allegation (c) confusion (d) sorrow.

Answer: (c) confusion

 

(iii) Personally Samuel was more –

(a) friendly (b) hostile (c) cruel  (d) unfriendly than the other teachers.

Answer:  (a) friendly than the other teachers

 

(iv) Samuel had a special regard for –

(a) Swami (b) Headmaster (c) Swami’s father (d) every student.

Answer: (a) Swami

 

(v) About the description of Samuel Swami was –

(a) sure (b) certain (c) convinced (d) unsure.

Answer: (d) unsure

 

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

(i) Swami felt he had mixed up ______

(ii) Swami’s conscience bothered him ______ 

(iii) Swami could not decide if Samuel ______

Answer:

(i) Swami felt he had mixed up the real and the imagined.

(ii) Swami’s conscience bothered him as he wasn’t sure if his description of Samuel had been accurate.

(iii) Swami could not decide if Samuel really deserved the allegations made against him in the letter.

 

C. Fill in the chart with information from the text:

Statement Reason
(i) Swami stopped on the roadside. (i)
(ii) (ii) Swami’s mind filled with sorrow.

Answer: 

Statement Reason
(i) Swami stopped on the roadside. (i) Swami stopped on the roadside to make up his mind about Samuel, contemplating whether his earlier description of Samuel was accurate and feeling a mix of confusion and doubt.
(ii) To recall Samuel’s dark faces, his thin mustache, unshaven cheek, and yellow coat filled Swaminathan with sorrow. (ii) Swami’s mind filled with sorrow.

 

2. Read the poem and answer the questions that follow:

The snail sticks close, nor fears to fall

As if he grew there, house and all,

                                                                Together.

Within that house secure he hides

When danger imminent betides

Of storm, or other harm besides,

                                                                    Of weather.

Give but his horns the slightest touch,

His self-collecting power is such,

He shrinks into his house with much

                                                               Displeasure.

Where’er he dwells, he dwells alone,

Except himself has chattels none,

Well satisfied to be his own

                                                                  Whole treasure.

 

A. Tick the right answer:

(i) The snail shrinks into its house when it is —

(a) captured (b) slightly touched (c) lifted (d) dropped.

Answer: (b) slightly touched

 

(ii) The snail is satisfied with its own –

(a) house (b) shell (c) treasure (d) appearance.

Answer: (c) treasure

 

(iii) The snail does not fear to –

(a) come down (b) go up (c) fall (d) fail.

Answer: (c) fall

 

(iv) The snail lives in his house with –

(a) his family (b) insects (c) storm (d) none.

Answer: (d) none

 

B. Answer the following questions:

(i) Where does the snail stick to?

Answer: The snail sticks close, as if he grew there, house and all.

 

(ii) When does the snail hide into its house?

Answer: The snail hides within its house when danger imminent betides, such as during a storm or other harm related to weather.

 

 

READING COMPREHENSION (UNSEEN)

3. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 all across the globe to spread the importance of conserving planet Earth, our one and only real home.

The theme for 2022, ‘Only One Earth’ focuses on our role as the citizens of the Earth, to protect the environment and to encourage sustainable living everywhere and every day.

It has become imperative to talk about climate change, pollution and its effect on our fragile ecosystem and to be able to live in a healthy environment as our basic human rights.

The World Environment Day is an initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):

In 1972 for the first time in the world a conference on the environment was held in Stockholm – United Nations, Conference on the Human Environment, which is also known as the Stockholm Conference. This gave birth to the World Environment Day and also created the United Nations Environment Programme.

Some of the important themes from the recent years were: Beat Plastic Polllution (2018, India), Air Pollution (2019, China), Celebrate Biodiversity (2020, Columbia and Germany) and Ecosystem Restoration (2021, Pakistan).

The year 2022 marks the 50-year anniversary of the 1972 Stockholm Conference, and this year’s host country is Sweden, the place from where it all started. Only One Earth is all about living sustainably; the most importantly every citizen on this earth must pledge to save it.

[Edited from Times of India, June 5, 2022]

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A.Tick the right answer:

(i) World Environment Day is celebrated on-

(a) 10th December (b) 10th August (c) 5th June (d) 4th June.

Answer: (c) 5th June

 

(ii) The World Environment Day is an initiative of the

(a) United Nations Organisation (b) United Nations Environment Programme (c) World Health Organisation (d) UNESCO.

Answer: (b) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

 

(iii) For the first time in the world a conference on the environment was held in

(a) 1971 (b) 1972 (c) 1973 (d) 1970.

Answer: (b) 1972

 

(iv) This conference was held in the city named

(a) London (b) Delhi (c) Paris (d) Stockholm.

Answer: (d) Stockholm

 

(v) United Nations Conference on the Human Environment birth to the

(a) World Peace Day (b) World Yoga Day (c) World Environment Day (d) World Water Day.

Answer: (c) World Environment Day

 

(vi) The theme of Beat Plastic Pollution was observed by India in –

(a) 2018 (b) 2008 (c) 1988 (d) 1998.

Answer: (a) 2018

 

B. Each of the following statements is either ‘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 World Environment Day was observed after Stockholm Conference.

Answer: True

Supporting sentence: The passage mentions that the World Environment Day was initiated after the Stockholm Conference.

 

(ii) The Stockholm Conference has completed 25th year in 2022.

Answer: False

Supporting sentence: The passage does not provide information about the specific number of years since the Stockholm Conference.

 

(c) The theme of the World Environment Day for 2022 was Air Pollution.

Answer: False

Supporting sentence: The passage mentions that the theme for 2022 was ‘Only One Earth.’

 

C. Answer the following questions:

(i) What is the purpose of observing the World Environment Day all is across the globe?

Answer: The purpose of observing World Environment Day is to spread the importance of conserving planet Earth, promoting environmental protection, and encouraging sustainable living.

 

(ii) What is theme for World Environment Day, 2022?

Answer: The theme for World Environment Day 2022 is ‘Only One Earth.’

 

(iii) Write some of the important themes of World Environment Day from the recent years?

Answer: Some important themes from recent years include Beat Plastic Pollution (2018, India), Air Pollution (2019, China), Celebrate Biodiversity (2020, Columbia and Germany), and Ecosystem Restoration (2021, Pakistan).

 

(iv) What has become imperative to talk about the environment?

Answer: It has become imperative to talk about climate change, pollution, and their effects on the fragile ecosystem, emphasizing the importance of living in a healthy environment as a basic human right.

 

SECTION-B (GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY)

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

Every citizen has a duty to ______ (maintain/maintained/will maintain) cleanliness in their surroundings. Next sunday we ______ (shall be/shall/ can be) carrying on a cleaning programme in our area. All of us ______ (is interested/are interested/interested) to join this programmé.

Answer:

Every citizen has a duty to maintain cleanliness in their surroundings. Next Sunday we shall be carrying on a cleaning program in our area. All of us are interested to join this program.

 

5. Do as directed:

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

Everyone of us is ______ member of an ordered and civilized society. So, we all have a duty ______ other fellow citizens and the society we live ______ .

Answer:

Everyone of us is a member of an ordered and civilized society. So, we all have a duty to other fellow citizens and the society we live in.

 

B. (i) The teacher said to the students, ‘Why is everybody late today?’ (change the mode of narration)

Answer:The teacher asked the students, “Why is everybody late today?”

 

(ii) He always speaks the truth. He is not afraid of if. (join into a simple sentence)

Answer: He always speaks the truth and is not afraid of it.

 

(iii) Someone wrote this letter in the 19th century. (change the voice)

Answer: This letter was written by someone in the 19th century.

 

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 verbs in the list. 

[List look for, put off, look into, turn up]

(i) None of the members came for the meeting.

Answer: None of the members turned up for the meeting.

 

(ii) The match was postponed for bad weather condition.

Answer: The match was put off for bad weather conditions.

 

(iii) The police is investigating the matter.

Answer: The police is looking into the matter.

 

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

(i) Reintroduction of something

Answer: Ecosystem Restoration

 

(ii) Easily damaged or broken

Answer: Fragile

 

(iii) To give hope, support or confidence to somebody

Answer: Pledge

 

(iv) A solemn promise

Answer: Pledge

 

SECTION-C (Writing)

7. Suppose you are the cultural secretary of your school. Your school will conduct an educational tour to a place of historical importance, Write a notice using the following points

(a) name of place, date and time of the journey (b) transport and total cost (c) the dress and other things students should carry (d) enlisting the names (d) your suggestions.

Answer:

[Your School Name]

[School Logo]

NOTICE

Date: March 15, 2023

This is to inform all students of Sunshine Public School that an educational tour to the historical site of Hampi in Karnataka has been organized by the school. The details are as follows:

(a) Destination: Hampi, Karnataka, India Date: April 5, 2023 Time of Journey: 7:00 AM

(b) Transportation and Total Cost: The journey will be conducted via air-conditioned buses. The total cost for the tour is estimated at ₹3000 per student. Payment should be made by March 25, 2023.

(c) Dress and Other Things to Carry: Students are required to wear traditional Indian attire and carry essentials such as water bottles, snacks, notebooks, and pens.

(d) Enlisting the Names: Interested students should enlist their names by March 20, 2023. The sign-up sheet is available at the school office.

(e) Suggestions: As the Cultural Secretary, I suggest everyone actively participate in this enriching experience. It is advised to bring a camera to capture the historical significance of Hampi. Please adhere to the guidelines and instructions provided by the accompanying teachers.

Your cooperation is appreciated.

[Your Name] Cultural Secretary Sunshine Public School

 

8. Develop in about 100 words the points below into a story. Add a suitable title and a moral to the story.

[Hints : A King and a jester – cracked jokes – jester cracked jokes on the King – sentenced the jester to death- allowed him to choose the way to die – the jester choose to die of old age.]

Answer:

Title: “The Wise Jester”

Once in a prosperous kingdom, there lived a wise and witty jester who entertained the people, including the mighty King, with his clever jokes. However, one day, the jester unwittingly cracked a joke at the expense of the King. Infuriated, the monarch sentenced the jester to death. Surprisingly, the King allowed the jester to choose his method of demise. Displaying his wisdom, the jester chose to die of old age. Intrigued by the jester’s cleverness, the King spared his life, realizing the importance of humor and wisdom. The moral of the story is that wisdom and wit can often be more powerful than anger and vengeance.

 

9. Write a newspaper report in about 100-words with the help of the following hints.

[Hints: A daring bank robbery – five armed men in a car – at about 12 noon – guard overpowered – key of the locked from the manager on gun point – Rs. 20 lacs, looted – enquiry-no arrest yet]

Answer:

In a daring bank robbery today at around 12 noon, five armed men stormed into the [Bank Name]. The security guard was overpowered, and the robbers seized the key to the locked vault from the manager at gunpoint. The criminals swiftly looted Rs. 20 lakhs before escaping in a waiting car. Authorities have launched an inquiry into the incident, but no arrests have been made so far. The police are intensifying efforts to apprehend the culprits and recover the stolen amount. The bank is cooperating with the investigation, and heightened security measures are being considered.

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