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Parul Target Madhyamik 2024: English Model Set 3

Parul Target Madhyamik 2024: English Model Set 3

Section A: Reading Comprehension (Seen)

1. Read the following 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. Write the correct alternatives to complete the following sentences:

(i) Swami decided to deliver the letter to the headmaster —

(a) at the end of the day (b) during tiffin break (c) during the arithmetic class (d) at the beginning of the day

(a) at the end of the day

 

(ii) Samuel was teaching —

(a) algebra (b) geometry (c) arithmetic (d) algebra

(c) arithmetic

 

(iii) According to Samuel, Swami was late by —

(a) one hour (b) half an hour (c) two hours (d) quarter of an hour

(b) half an hour

 

(iv) Swami showed an excuse to Samuel that he had a pain in his —

(a) tooth (b) knee (c) ear  (d) head

(d) head

 

(v) When Swami told Samuel that his father didn’t want him to miss school, Samuel looked —

(a) agitated (b) impressed (c) irritated (d) confused

(b) impressed

 

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

(i) The idea occurred to Swami when ________ 

The idea occurred to Swami when he entered the school gate.

 

(ii) There was a chance Samuel might ________ 

There was a chance Samuel might do something during the course of the day to justify the letter.

 

(iii) Samuel looked impressed ________ 

Samuel looked impressed when Swami told him that his father didn’t want him to miss school.

 

C. State whether the following statements are True or False. Write ‘T’ for True and ‘F’ for False statements. Provide sentence/phrases/expressions in support of your answer:

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

Supporting sentence: ________

False

Supporting sentence: “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.”

 

(ii) Swami felt that he had never met a person as good as Samuel.

Supporting sentence: ________

True

Supporting sentence: “Swami sat down, feeling sad. He had never met anyone as good as Samuel.”

 

2. Read the poem and answer the questions given below:

To grass, or leaf, or fruit, or wall
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 pow’r is such, 
He shrinks into his house with much Displeasure

Where’er he dwells, he dwells alone, 
Except himself has chatells none, 
Well satisfied to be his own Whole treasure.

A. Write the correct alternatives to complete the following sentences:

(i) The Snail is composed by

(a) William Cuper (b) William Cowper (c) John Cowper (d) William Wordsworth 

(b) William Cowper

 

(ii) In its house, the snail lives with ―

(a) parents (b) friends (c) relatives (d) no one

(d) no one

 

(iii) With the slightest touch, the snail shrinks into its house with —

(a) displeasure (b) pleasure (c) much displeasure (d) surprise

(c) much displeasure

 

(iv) The snail has his whole treasure in

(a) himself (b) his house (c) his horns (d) his power

(a) himself

 

B. Answer the following questions:

(i) Where does the snail stick to?

The snail sticks to grass, leaf, fruit, or wall.

 

(ii) When and why does the snail hide?

The snail hides within his house when there is imminent danger of storm or other harm besides weather.

 

Reading Comprehension (Unseen)

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

THOUSANDS INJURED, BUILdings Destroyed in ‘Worst Quake to HIT TURKEY THIS CENTURY’. Adana (Turkey), Damascus (Syria); February 6, 2023: A huge earthquake killed more than 2,200 people and injured thousands more on Monday in Turkey and north-west Syria, flattening apartment blocks and heaping more destruction on Syrian cities already devastated by years of war.

The magnitude 7.8 quake which hit before sunrise in bitter winter weather was the worst to strike Turkey this century. It was followed in the early afternoon by another large quake of magnitude 7.7 as per the Richter scale.

The death toll in Turkey stood at 1,498, the head of the disaster agency said. In Syria, at least 716 people were killed. Poor internet connection and damaged roads between some of the worst hit areas in Turkey’s south, home to millions of people in apartment blocks; hindered efforts to assess and address the impact. In fact, freezing overnight temperatures would worsen conditions for people trapped under the rubble or left homeless. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called it a historic disaster and the worst earthquake to hit Turkey since 1939 when over 35,000 people were reportedly killed.—The Indian Express, Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

A. Write the correct alternatives to complete the following sentences:

(i) The earthquake hit Turkey on —

(a) 6 February ’23  (b) 7 February ’23  (c) 5 February ’23  (d) 4 February ’23

(a) 6 February ’23

 

(ii) The death toll in the quake hit areas of Turkey and Syria crossed —

(a) 1000 (b) 2000 (c) 3000 (d) 4000

(b) 2000

 

(iii) The magnitude of the first quake as per the Richter scale was —

(a) 7.5, (b), 7,6 (c) 7.7 (d) 7.8

(d) 7.8

 

(iv) The conditions of those trapped and homeless were worsening due to —

(a) freezing cold (b) heavy rainfall (c) landslides (d) inaccessible roads

(a) freezing cold

 

(v) The death toll in Syria alone was —

(a) 726 (b) 736 (c) 746 (d) 716

(d) 716

 

(vi) The most populated area in Turkey is the

(a) Eastern (b) Southern (c) Northern (d) Western region

(b) Southern

 

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. Provide suitable line(s) or phrase from the passage in support of your answers:

(i) The massive earthquake hit various parts of Turkey and Syria on Tuesday.

Supporting sentence: ________

False

Supporting sentence: “A huge earthquake killed more than 2,200 people and injured thousands more on Monday in Turkey and north-west Syria…”

 

(ii) The worst earthquake to have struck Turkey so far was in 1939.

Supporting sentence: ________

True

Supporting sentence: “President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called it a historic disaster and the worst earthquake to hit Turkey since 1939…”

 

(iii) Poor metro railway services and damaged roads hindered rescue and relief efforts.

Supporting sentence: ________

False

Supporting sentence: “Poor internet connection and damaged roads between some of the worst hit areas in Turkey’s south…”

 

C. Answer the following questions:

(i) When did the earthquake hit Turkey and Syria; and with what magnitude? 

The earthquake hit Turkey and Syria on Monday, February 6, 2023, with a magnitude of 7.8 as per the Richter scale.

 

(ii) What was the immediate impact of the earthquake?

The immediate impact of the earthquake was that it killed more than 2,200 people and injured thousands more. It also flattened apartment blocks and caused more destruction in Syrian cities already devastated by years of war.

 

(iii) What hindered the efforts to assess and address the impact?

Poor internet connection and damaged roads between some of the worst-hit areas in Turkey’s south hindered efforts to assess and address the impact.

 

(iv) What did the Turkish President comment?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called it a historic disaster and the worst earthquake to hit Turkey since 1939.

 

Section B: Grammar & Vocabulary

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

The great advantage of early ______ (rise/rose/rising) is the good start it ______ (give / gives /given) us in our day’s work. The early riser ______ (do / does / done) a large amount of work before other men get out of their bed.

The great advantage of early rising is the good start it gives us in our day’s work. The early riser does a large amount of work before other men get out of their bed.

 

5 A. Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles and prepositions:

The Transport Minister constituted ___(i)___ one man committee to look ___(ii)___ the demand of transport operators for ___(iii)___ increase of fares.

The Transport Minister constituted a one man committee to look into the demand of transport operators for an increase of fares.

 

B. Do as directed:

(i) “Why did you come at all?” Samuel said to Swami. [Change the mode of narration]

Samuel asked Swami why he had come at all.

 

(ii) Honey tastes sweet. [Change the voice]

Sweet is tasted by honey.

 

(iii) No other species of tree in the forest is as tall as the Hyperion. [Use the comparative degree]

The Hyperion is taller than any other species of tree in the forest.

 

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 forms, where necessary. There is one extra phrasal verb in the list:

(i) The brave never surrenders to evil.

(ii) Nobel prizes are distributed on the 10th of December every year.

(iii) The teacher is examining the answerscript.

[List: go on, go through, give away, give in]

(i) The brave never gives in to evil.

(ii) Nobel prizes are given away on the 10th of December every year.

(iii) The teacher is going through the answerscript.

 

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

(i) a significant or strong effect.

impact

 

(ii) to act as an obstacle.

hindered

 

(iii) piling or adding.

heaping

 

(iv) fragments of strewn concrete or debris.

rubble

 

Section C: Writing Skill

7. Write a newspaper report (within 100 words) on a heavy shower in Kolkata based on the points given below:

[Points: Date/Time/Place: April 27 (2022); 4 p.m.; Kolkata—Cause: Depression in the Bay of Bengal—Result: Waterlogging; office returning people and students affected; trams suspended; buses diverted; KMDA pumps pressed into service.]

Heavy Shower Disrupts Kolkata

On April 27, 2022, at around 4 p.m., Kolkata was hit by a heavy shower caused by a depression in the Bay of Bengal. The city was severely affected with waterlogging in several areas. Office-goers and students faced immense difficulties due to the sudden downpour. Tram services were suspended and bus routes had to be diverted to avoid waterlogged streets. The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) had to press their pumps into service to drain out the water. The city’s normal life was thrown out of gear due to this unexpected weather change.

 

8. Suppose you are the Secretary of the Students’ Welfare Committee of your school. The local police station is organising a Quiz-cum-Entempore speech compettition.

Write a Notice (within 100 words) informing and inviting students of classes (IX to XI) to participate in the programme.

[Points: Mention the time, date and venue of the competition-Your Notice should be countersigned by the Headmaster/Headmistress of your school.]

NOTICE

Date: 1st October 2023

Dear Students,

The Students’ Welfare Committee is pleased to announce that the local police station is organising a Quiz-cum-Extempore speech competition. We invite students of classes IX to XI to participate in this enriching event.

Details of the event are as follows:

Date: 15th October 2023

Time: 10:00 AM

Venue: School Auditorium

This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your knowledge and public speaking skills. Interested students are requested to register their names with the undersigned by 10th October 2023.

Let’s make our school proud!

Secretary Students’ Welfare Committee

Countersigned: Headmaster/Headmistress XYZ High School

 

9. Write a story (within 100 words) using the following hints. (Give a suitable title to the story):

[Points: Shepherd tending sheep near a forest-raising a false alarm of wolf attack-villagers rushing there for help-shepherd enjoys-one day a wolf really appears-shepherd crying for help-nobody comes to rescue-wolf kills sheep.]

Title: The Consequences of Lying

Once, a shepherd was tending his sheep near a forest. To amuse himself, he falsely cried, “Wolf! Wolf!” Villagers rushed to help, only to find him laughing. He repeated this prank several times, each time enjoying the villagers’ confusion.

However, one day, a wolf really appeared and attacked his flock. The shepherd cried out for help, but the villagers, tired of his pranks, ignored his pleas. No one came to rescue him or his sheep. The wolf killed many of his sheep. The shepherd learned a hard lesson that day about the consequences of lying.

তোমাদের সুবিধার জন্য গল্পটিকে বাংলায় অনুবাদ করে দেওয়া হলো:

শিরোনাম: মিথ্যা বলার পরিণতি

একবার একজন রাখাল তার ভেড়া নিয়ে বনের কাছে এসে চেপে বসল। নিজের মনোরঞ্জনের জন্য সে মিথ্যাভাবে চিৎকার করে বলল, “নেকড়ে! নেকড়ে!” গ্রামবাসীরা সাহায্য করার জন্য ছুটে এসে দেখে শুধু সে হাসছে। সে এই কৌতুকটি বেশ কয়েকবার পুনরাবৃত্তি করল, প্রতিবারই গ্রামবাসীদের বিভ্রম উপভোগ করে।

যাইহোক, একদিন সত্যিই একটি নেকড়ে এসে তার ভেড়ার পালকে আক্রমণ করে। রাখাল সাহায্যের জন্য চিৎকার করে কিন্তু গ্রামবাসীরা তার কৌতুকের জন্য ক্লান্ত হয়ে যাওয়ায় তার আবেদন উপেক্ষা করে। কেউ তাকে বা তার ভেড়াগুলিকে উদ্ধার করতে আসে না। নেকড়ে তার অনেক ভেড়াকেই হত্যা করে। সেদিন রাখাল মিথ্যা বলার পরিণতি সম্পর্কে কঠিন শিক্ষা পায়।

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