SLC Model Question Set 3 (Compulsory English)
1. Read the poem given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Stopping by woods on a snowy evening
Whose woods these are I think I know
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year
He gives the harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep
I but have promise to keep
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
A. Find the words that are opposite in the meaning to the following words from the above poem: 
i) Respond ii) Tough iii) Swallow iv) Melted
B. Answer these questions: 
i) Why did the poet think that the owner would not find him stopping by this world?
ii) Why did the horse give a shake to his harness?
iii) What is the actual message of the poem?
2. Read the following passage and then answer the questions: 
Human milk is biologically specific for human babies. Simply put, this means that each species of mammal makes milk that is uniquely suited for its young. Cow’s milk is high in protein and minerals because baby calves are up and running within hours after birth – rapid muscle and bone growth is necessary for their survival. In contrast, the human survival organ is the brain. Human milk is high in factors that promote brain growth. This means that children who were breastfed tend to score higher on IQ (Intelligence Quotient) tests, due to the beneficial effects of human milk on neurodevelopment.
Human milk contains enzymes, hormones and immunoglobin that simply can’t be duplicated in formula, although formula manufacturers keep trying. They advertise that their brand is “most like mother’s milk” but even they agree that breast milk is the best. Look on the can formula – it says so right on the label. Since breast milk is always raw and fresh, you don’t lose any of the nutrients that are destroyed in formula processing.
A. Complete the following sentences by choosing correct options: 
i) Cow’s milk contains high ______ and ______ that help in muscle and bone growth. (fat/carbohydrate, protein/minerals, vitamin and calorie)
ii) ______ is indispensable for the development of the brain. (Cow’s milk, Human milk, Pasteurized milk)
iii) Breast fed children are good at ______. (sports, IQ, Physical work)
B. Rewrite the following sentences in correct order. 
i) Formula manufactures also accept the superiority of human milk.
ii) Mammal produces milk benefiting its babies.
iii) Brain growth is bolstered by human milk.
iv) Breast milk contains raw and fresh minerals.
C. Answer the following questions: 
i) What makes baby calves stand up and run within hours after they are born?
ii) What is the difference between human milk and cow’s milk?
iii) What do formula manufacturers keep trying to do?
iv) How does pasteurized milk differ from breast milk?
v) Why does a breastfed child score high on IQ?
3. Read the passage and answer the questions given below: 
The government claims that legislation an abortion and the newly launched safe delivery and free health services program have helped reduce the combined maternal mortality and morbidity ratio. In 2006, it stood at 430 per 1000 live births, in 2009, ratio went down to 229 per 1000 live births, a significant improvement in maternal mortality rate in three years. The rate of progress makes it likely that Nepal will meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of 134 per 1000 live births by 2015.
The government has launched the National free health service and free maternity health service program. According to new provision, the government funded health outlets across the country would provide necessary maternity service.s For instance, the government runs Aama safety program which will reimburse the transportation cost incurred by pregnant women during travel. These incentives have led to an increase in the number of pregnant women seeking health care services. But worryingly, many pregnant women continue to lose their lives even after reaching health facilities. According to the maternal mortality and morbidity study, 80 percent of the pregnancy related death in the health outlets are due to their late arrival and in critical conditions. The number of women dying during abortion has also doubled despite the legalization of abortion in the country in 2002 – as even the clinically trained health care providers do not possess required expertise. Moreover, many women seek abortion late into their pregnancy; which can be fatal if the pregnancy exceeds 12 weeks, the safe and legal limit for abortion.
As such many challenges lie on the path of providing women with quality maternity services. One such challenge is to ensure that enough health care providers such as doctors and nurses are available at rural health and sub-health posts.
A. Match the following columns: 
|a) keep on||significant|
B. State whether the following statements are true or false: 
i) It is impossible that the present progress rate of maternal mortality will meet the MDG of the MMR.
ii) The government run Aama-safety program pays money for pregnant women for travelling cost.
iii) The safe and legal limit for abortion is more than 12 weeks.
iv) Not only manpower but also infrastructure can play effective role in maternal health.
C. Answer the following questions: 
i) By what figure has maternal mortality in Nepal been improved in 2009 compared to 2006?
ii) Why has the number of women dying doubled despite the legalization of abortion?
iii) What should be done for providing women with quality maternity services?
iv) What is “A comprehensive approach” in the last sentence of the passage meant for?
4. Read the following advertisement and answer the questions:
British Embassy, Kathmandu, invites application from suitable qualified person for the following fixed term position:
The British Embassy is looking for an experienced knowledgeable and dynamic Finance Manager to join our Corporate Service Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the effective financial management and procurement support to the British Embassy.
Please visit our website http://ukinnepal.fco.gov.uk to read the full specification, skill and qualification required.
Your application including your CV; a short written piece of analysis on ‘Why you feel this job would be right for you?’; a copy of your citizenship papers; working permit (if applicable) and names of 2 references should be sent to
Human Resources Department
The British Embassy
P.O. Box: 106
Application should arrive no later than 14th October and should be sealed and marked application for ‘Finance Manger’. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview.
The total annual remuneration package for this position is Rs. 832,145 which includes provident fund contribution. The successful candidate will be provided with 25 days of annual leaves, maternity/paternity and membership in the Embassy medical detriments scheme as per the Terms and Conditions of the services.
The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on ground of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation.
A. Find the words from the text: 
i) Appropriate (synonym) ii) Oppose (antonym) iii) Capable (synonym) iv) Lethargic (antonym)
B. Give suitable single word from the passage: 
i) The management of money to support and enterprise.
ii) An outline of a person’s qualification and previous employment.
iii) The condition or status of a citizen, with rights and duties.
iv) To treat differently and unfairly on ground of race, sex, culture etc.
v) Each of the major division of human kind, based on particular physical characteristics.
C. Answer these questions: 
i) For what position is British embassy seeking the candidate?
ii) What are the necessary testimonials to be attached with application?
iii) Where should the letter be submitted?
iv) Where can one get full job specification?
v) Why wouldn’t there be no discrimination during selection?
vi) What will be the responsibilities of the successful candidates?
5. Complete the following conversation with the help of the texts given: 
Pasang: Hello Manasi, what are you doing?
Manasi: Hi, ______.
Pasang: Wow! You have got enough of land vacant.
Manasi: That’s right but I find it quite hard to manage time.
Pasang: Well Manasi ______.
Manasi:: Not much busy. Anything special?
Pasang: ______ we hardly have a chance to watch this sort.
Pasang: It’s about a child adventure.
Pasang: I am told. It’s been nominated for Oscard Awards.
Manasi: Fine ______.
A. I’d be glad to watch it
B. What’s it about
C. I guess it’s an excellent film
D. I want to plant some flowers
E. Are you free this evening
F. There’s been a new movie on
6. Construct readable news with the help of given outlines in the box. 
A person kidnapped from Suryavinayak – Hari Chand (38) – walking in the pavement – kidnapped from a gang – Rs. 5 lakhs ransom – search is on.
7. Write an essay on “A School Excursion” in about 200 words. Use the following clues: 
Purpose – preparation – members of the party – the journey – arrived at the destination – how the day was spent there – pleasure from the trip – conclusion.
8. Rewrite the following sentences choosing the best alternatives given in the brackets: 
a) My father is coming to ______ school today. (a, an, the, x)b) He is newly married. He is married ______ an Indian lady. (with, for, to)
c) Barking dogs seldom bite, ______ ? (don’t they, do they, didn’t they)
d) The police ______ recently caught the criminals. (has, have, had)
e) Prem doesn’t like it but Tina ______. (like, likes, liked)
f) “Does it have any signal?”, the statement of this questions is ‘______’. (it have some signal, it has any signal, it has some signal)
g) Usha _____ her keys. She is searching the bunch now. (lost, has lost, loses)
h) She asked us ______. (what he wants, what did he want, what we wanted)
i) Ram married Gita. Its passive voice is “______”. (Ram is married by Gita, Gita is married by Ram, Gita is married to Ram)
j) ______ his carelessness, he fell from the ladder. (in spite of, because of, even though)
k) Unless you invite me, I ______ come. (won’t, would, wouldn’t)
l) Ram made me stand. It means I was made ______ by Ram. (stand, to stand, stood)
9. Choose the correct word from the brackets: 
News ______ (is, are, have) for knowledge. This is _____ (a, an, the) era of media, too. Media ______ (affects, affect, are affected) everything. Everybody reads news, ______ (didn’t they, don’t they, doesn’t they)? Domestic and foreign news _____ (include, are included, includes) in the news column. ______ (in addition to, though, in spite of) newspapers include notices of vacancies and opportunities. Newspapers consist of ______ (0n, in, of) advertisement, also. These days, if we don’t read newspapers, we _____ (won’t be, wouldn’t be, wouldn’t have been) updated about the world events. We can have someone ______ (read, to read, reads) newspaper and get information. So, let’s make ourselves ______ (be, to be, been) well informed.