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Virchand SirS

Sir AcAdemy
Std SSC

1 preliminary exam set 4


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Date :29/11/15

Marks :80

English

Time :3hrs

Q.1 A Read the following passage and answer the questions given below : 10
A-1 Arrange in the chronological order
1. On celebrations parents can invest rs 200 and plant saplings
2. He wants to create Brihat Panchvati
3. He has been able to increase the areas of the pavitra vana
4. Plans are afoot to create a saptswara forest
Today,Reddy is one of the most well-Known environment specialists in India. With his Infuence,He
has been able to increase the area of the Pavitra Vana and has plans to bring to bring about awareness
of Puranic trees and flower for the knowledge of the Indian citizens.
He wants to create near the Pavitra Vana ,a Brithat Panchavati so that parents can show their
children the forest where ShaKuntala lived or sita spent her final days .There will also be a hillock
where people can meditate .Plan are also afoot to create a saptaswara forest,pertaining to different
ragas in music,Scientists have found certain plants react in a particular way to different ragas .So in
such a manner that it will be benifite the audience,that musican and the whole environment .The
other idea is an ecopark for children .On celebrations,like birthdays,parents can invest Rs200 and
plant a sapling of a tree representing the childs birth star.The plant will also carry the childs name
.The Pavitra also houses a garden of Prophet Mohammed,which has some plants mentioned in the
Holy Quran .There is the date plant Sacredto Islam and the Mimosops elengi ,the latter a highly
fragrant variety .There is the date plant scared to Islam and the mismosops elengi, the latter a
highly fragrant variety.There is also the garden of Enden for housing plants scared to christainity,but
the Pavitra Vana authorities have to procure most of them in the new Sections.

A.2 Find Specialties :


Write down the specialities of the following (2)
i.Brihat Panchavati : .
ii.Saptaawara Forest : .
iii.Eco Park: .
iv. A garden of Prophet Mohammed :..

A.4 Language Study :


i.He want to create near the private Vana ,a Brihat
Panchavati.[Pick out an infinitive from the
given line and use it in your own sentence] (2)
ii. Ready is one of the most well known
environment specialists in India.
[Begin with : Very few] (1)

A3. Antonyms :Find antonyms for the


following words from the passage : (2)
i. Same
ii.decrease
iii.destroy
iv .lost

A5.Personal Response :

(2)

Do you think one person alone can


create an awareness towards
environment conservation ? Support
your answer with appropriate reasons :

B . Read the passage and complete the activities given below :


B1. Guess and write :
Complete the following :
i.
Strongly physical, mental and technical qualities helped her.................
ii.
A never say die attitude helped her..................
iii.
The author had a high regard for Indian sportswomen because................
iv.
Her performance is more creditable because...................

(10)
(2)

For Indian badminton, it is one of the best occasions in recent times to raise a toast. For Saina Nehwal,
personally, it has been three great weeks of consistent performance. Basically there are three aspects that
go into the making a badminton star like in most other sports-technical, physical and mental. Abundance of
all three attributes is vital to be among the best in the world. She has it all. That is the major difference
between her and the other Indian girls. Most often, they have just two of these qualities.
Saina is exceptional. She is technically sound, physically fit and mentally strong which gives her an edge over
others. Another great quality is her self-belief and never say-die attitude. She does not give up easily even
when the odds are against her. In a sport like badminton, her performances are all the more creditable since
the game is physically so demanding.
Personally, I have a very high regard for Indian sportswomen who excel at the highest level since they face a
lot more challenges compared to men because of the nature of our society . This is more so during the early
phase of their career and the parents have to make a lot of sacrifices to travel with them for their practice
sessions well as tournaments
B2. Web
Complete the following web :

(2)

Qualities of
Saina

B3. Phrases: (2)


Write from the passage phrases that mean :
i. to cheer someone for a great achievement.
ii. to give one an advantage over someone else.

B4. (a) Preposition :


(1)
Pick out the prepositions:
i. That is the major difference between her and other Indian girls.
ii. I have a very high regard for Indian sportswomen.
(b) Select:
(1)
She has it all. (Select the correct interrogative from of the given sentences.
(a)Doesnt she have it all?
(b)Hasnt she had it all?
(c)Doesnt she has it all?

B5. Personal Response: (2)


What are the challenges
faced by Indian sportsmen /
sportswomen?

Q.2 (A)Read the following passage and do the given activities:


A1.Order :
Arrange the following sentence in chronological order :
(2)
(a) The father noticed the son playing with the wood scrap on the floor .
(b) The words of the little boy so struck the parents that they were speechless
(c) The son and daughter in-law become irritated with the mess.
(d) The husband and wife set wife set a small table in the corner of the room for the old man
A frail old man went to live with his son ,daughter-in-law ,and their four four-year-old son. The old
mans hand trembled, his eyesight was bad, and his step faltered. Every night the family ate together at
the dinner table. But the elderly grandfathers shaky hands and failing sight made eating rather difficult.
Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped his glass, often water spilled on the table
cloth. The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. We must do something about
grandfather, said the son. Ive had enough of his spilled water, noisy eating, and food on the floor. So
the husband and wife set a small table in a corner of the room. There, the old man was made to eat alone
while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner at the table. Since he had broken a dish or two, his food was
served in a wooden bowl. Sometimes when the family glanced in his direction, he had a tear in his eye
as he ate alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a
spoon or spilled food, Their four-year-old son watched it all in silence.
One evening before dinner, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He
asked the child sweetly,What are you making? Just as sweetly, the boy responded,Oh, I am
making a little bowl foe you and mama to eat your food for when I grow up. The four-year-old
smiled and went back to work. The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. Then tears
started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.
That evening the husband took his fathers hand and gently led him back to the family table.
A2. Find proof :
Write the lines from the extract in proof of
the following statements : 2
(a) The son and daughter-in-law were irritated.
(b) The grandfather was sorry for the action of
his son.
(c) The grandson taught a lesson to his parents.
(d) The parents repented for their action.

A3. Antonyms :
Find the opposite meaning words from
the extract for the following : 2
(i) Strong (ii) praises (iii) rare
(iv) rudely.

A4 Language Study :
(a) He took his fathers hand and led him back to the table.
(Begin the sentence with Taking his . .) 2
(b) He asked the child sweetly,What are you making? He asked the
child Sweetly what
( complete it in indirect form.) 1

(B)Read the following passage and do the given activities:


B1. Advantages :
Mention any four advantages of cycling as given in the passage :
Advantages
of
Cycling

A5. Personal response :


Does this story appeal to
you? Why? Support your
answer with reasons.2

Motor transport is killing us! So says Dr. Anuradha Lal of DHI (Doctors for a Healthy India) which
met in Delhi yesterday. Thousands of people die every year
In traffic accidents. Even more people die because they breathe polluted air from motor vehicles.
(Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the world.) So what is the answer? DHI says we should
make cycling easier. Dr. Lal outlined six reasons why :
(1) Most Indian cities are very polluted because every motor vehicle produces dirty fumes.
Doctor says that city air is so dirty that thousands of people die every year from chest
illnesses. Cycling is clean because it produces no fumes.
(2) Cyclists dont have to spend on petrol, so bicycles are cheap to run. Cycle repairs are
cheaper than motor repairs too because bicycles are quite simple machines.
(3) Bicycles save money for our country too. All motor vehicles need petrol, which comes from
oil. India does not produce much oil so we have to buy it from other countries. But we dont
need to buy anything from foreign countries to ride bicycles.
(4) If we get exercise every day, we become healthy. Cycling keeps us fit. Driving motor
vehicles does not !
(5) In cities, sometimes traffic doesnt move at all as there is not enough space on the roads.
Bicycles are too small to take up much road space.
(6) Motor traffic is very noisy. In contrast, bicycles are quiet-except for the gentle tring, tring
of their bells.
B2. Finding difference :
Point out the difference between cycle and other vehicles :
Point of
Pollution
Price
difference
Cycle
Clean
Other
Costly
Vehicles

Health of
A rider
Keeps healthy

2
Space on
The road
Covers major
space

B3. Vocabulary :
Point out the difference of meaning of the underlined words : 2
(i) Bicycles save money for country too.
(ii) Bicycles are too small to take up much road space.
B4. Language study :
(a) Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the world. (Begin the sentence with Very few ) 1
(b) Cycle repairs are cheaper than motor repairs too. (Begin the sentence with Motor repairs .......)
B5. Personal response :
How, according to you, will cycling be safer and easier in cities?
Q.3. (A) Read the following extract carefully and complete the activities given below:
A1.
Web:
Complete the web with the activities of birds and animals as mentioned in the poem.
Birds and
Animals

2
5
(2)

There was a roaring in the wind all night;


The rain came heavily and fell in flood;
But now the sun is rising calm in bright;
The birds are singing in the distant woods ;
Over his own sweet voice the distance woods;
The Jay makes answer as the magpie chatters;
And all the air is filled with pleasant noise of water

A2. Description:2m
How does the poet describe the following?
Rain
grass
air
mist

B.

All things that love the sun are out of doors;


They sky rejoices in the mornings birth;
The grass is bright with raindrops-on the moors;
The hare is running races in her mirth;
And with her feet she from the plashy earth;
Raises a mist ; that,glittering in the sun,
Runs with her all the way, where she doth run.

A3. Poetic device:


(1)
The sky rejoices in the mornings birth
The sky is given a human quality
The figure of speech is

Read the following extract of a poem and complete the activities given below:

B1. Find proof:


Find the lines from the given extract to prove the following statements:
1.
The mother repents for not giving time to the child ................ (Ans..............)
2.
The child is now an adult.
(Ans..............)
3.
Mother would walk noiselessly.
(Ans..............)
4.
Mother makes excuses.
(Ans..............)
My hands were busy through the day
I didnt have much time to paly
The little games you asked me to.
I didnt have much time for you.
Id wash your clothes, Id sew and cook
But when youd bring your picture book
And ask me please to share your fun
Id say : A little later ,son.

B2.

(2)

Id tuck you in all safe at night


And hear your prayers, turn out the lights,
Then tip toe softly to the door...
I wish Id stayed a minute more.
For life is short, the years rush past...
A little, boy grows up so fast.
No longer is he at your side
His precious secrets to confide.

Complete :
Complete from the poem the mothers activities: (2)
(One has been done for you.)
She would tuck him in bed.
i
Mother would...................
ii
Mother would..................
iii
Mother would..................
iv
Mother would..................

B3. Rhyme scheme :


The rhyme scheme of the first
four lines is : (1)
(a)
A)aabb
(b) abab
(c) bbab

Q.4. (A) Read the following extract carefully and complete the activities given below : 5
A1. True of False :
(1)
(i)
Cross cutting swords were used to seal the wall.
(ii)
Hearing Matapradas footsteps the cobra glided out of the
wall.

Go, tell Neel, I whispered to Akhil. Tell him to get.


While I waited, I prayed that Rex would not make any sudden move. The cobra would lash out in
swift, sure revenge. I do not know how long I stood there, riveted by the horrifying tableau being
enacted before me. At least I heard footsteps coming along the passage. It was Mataprasad, the mali
with a solid reassuring stick.
At the sound of his approach, the cobra lowered its head and glided out of a hole in the wall. The
next day, masons came to seal the hole through which the cobra had slid in. And men in gumboots
armed with scythes and grass-cutting swords cleaned up the compound.
They hacked away at the tall grass. And what had lain hidden for years surfaced.
For instance we discovered that someone had laid out a badminton court many years ago.
And we discovered a grave. It was a small grave, close to the boundary wall.
There was a moss blackened stone at its head with just the finest race of the words engraved on it. We
identified the words with our fingers :
A2. Mention the two things that were found when the tall grass was hacked.
A3. The narrator prayed that Rex should not make any sudden move. Explain
giving reasons.

(2)
(2)

Q.5. (A) Letter Writing :


Attempt any one of the following letters with the help of the following leaflet :

Visit Coorg
(1) Coorg - Situated in Karnataka.
(2) Sancturies nearby Coorg Pushpagiri and Brahmagiri.
(3) Spices of Coorg- Pepper, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Turmeric,
Lemon grass.
(4) Name of a fort- Madikeri Fort.
(5) Major river- Cauveri.
(6) Type of trees- Bamboo, Sandalwood and Rosewood.
Karnataka Tourism Development Corporation
A1. Letter :
Your are planning to visit Coorg with your family. Invite your friend to join and suggest your plan using
the leaflet.
OR
A2. Letter :
You are planning to visit Coorg with your family. Write to Karnataka Tourism Development Corporation
asking whether bookings are available and enquire about the information given in the leaflet.
(B) Attempt any one of the following :
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Nirmal Old-Age Home
(1) Number of residents/inmates :100
(6) Recreation facilities available to them.
(2) Their age group : Above 75 years
(3) Their financial background : Dependent
(4) Reasons for their stay there : Alone
(5) Their physical condition : Good

B1. Report Writing :


Your school visited Nirmal Old-Age Home. Based on the information given on the Noticeboard,
prepare a report to be published in your school magazine.
OR
B2. Dialogue Writing :
You visited Nirmal Old-Age Home with your friend. Write a dialogue between you and your friend
discussing the problems faced by the old people. Use the points on the Noticeboard.
Q.6. (A) A1 or A2 : Do any one of the following activites.
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A1. Information Transfer (Non-verbal to Verbal) :
Transfer the given information into a paragraph.
Manufacture of Paper
Raw materials wood,
grass,
Bamboo, rags

Cut into pieces and


immersed in water and
made into pulp
Passed over heated roller
and thin sheets of is made

Mixed with lime for


whitenining and pulp is boiled
and passed through wire

Wet paper

A2. Read the following passage and complete the table.


Dialect is a form of a language spoken in one area which may be different from other forms of the same
language. Each language has dialects which change every few kilometres.
India is a multilingual country. Each state follows its own language as official language. For example,
Marathi is the official language of Maharashtra, while Ahirani, Wharadi, Konkani, and Malwani are its dialects.
Several languages in India are spoken but do not have any script. In Karnataka, Kannada is the official
language. Tulu is spoken in Karnataka but has no script. In England English is the official language while
Scottish, spoken in Scotland and Welsh spoken in Wales are dialects of English.
State Script
Official Language
Dialects
Spoken/Without
Maharashtra
Marathi
Karnataka
England
(B) B1 or B2: Do any one of the following activities
B1. Speech Writing
Prepare a speech to be delivered by you at childrens day celebration, laying stress on Todays
Children Future of India.
Care of
childrens

Health care

Inspiring them the


national values

Motivate them to become a


good citizen

B2. View and Counter view a paragraph on the counter-view of Benefits of Using
Helmets Counter view :
(1) Expensive
(2) Inconvenient to carry (3) Feeling of suffocation (4) Risky on busy roads.
Q.7. Developing a story.
(i) Expand any one of the following ideas into two paragraphs :
(1) Nothing succeds like success. (2) Your safety is first your responsibility.
Or
(ii) Develop a story wherein any one of the above ideas is the moral. Suggest a uitable title.

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