May 252015
 


Time: 3 hours

Full Marks: 100
Pass Marks: 35

Answer all the questions.

1. a) Put the following words in alphabetical order. [2]
recent, recover, reclusive, real, record, recoil

b) Choose the correct guide words for each headword. [3]

Head Word Guide Word
i) wither
ii) ghee
iii) pinch
i) wise/witness
ii) witter/wood
iii) gesture/get
iv)getaway/giddy
v) pilot/ping
vi) pink/pit

2. a) Choose the appropriate word from the brackets. [3]
i) The new rule will come into …… (affect, effect) from the next month.
ii) Mr. Thapa is the …… (principal, principle) of this campus.
iii) He purchased a dozen of pencils from the …… (stationery, stationary) shop.
iv) You have to …… (practise, practice) all the grammatical exercises given in your textbooks.
v) Don’t take your teachers’ …… (advice, advise) for granted.
vi) The …… (new, knew) chairman will start his work from tomorrow.

b) Write the antonyms of the following words: [2]
i) cheerful      ii) fast      iii) near      iv) regular

3. Write a dialogue between two friends describing their first day in college. [5]

4. Answer any two of the following questions. [10 × 2 = 20]
a) Narrate the story of ‘The House Call’. (The House Call)
b) What changes does the poet notice when he returns to the poplar fields after a long time? (The Poplar Field)
c) What are Barbara Holland’s opinions about single and multiple children? Describe. (Speaking of Children)

5. Give short answers to any three of the following questions: [3 × 5 = 15]
a) What are the features of migraine headaches? (In Bed)
b) What are the obstacles faced by Phoenix Jackson on her way to the city? (A Worn Path)
c) Into what groups has Rosenblatt organized his numerous examples of verbal mis-steps? (Oops! How’s That Again)
d) Would you call Supriya a betrayer? Give reasons for your answer. (Malini)

6. Write appropriate prepositions in the gaps. [10 × 0.5 = 5]
a) When the bull began to run …… me, I jumped …… the fence …… the next field.
b) She ran …… the corridor, and …… the stairs into the basement.
c) His bullet whistled …… me ear, so I shot him right …… the eyes.
d) The prisoner jumped ….. the window, ran …… the street, and jumped …… a car that was waiting for him on the other side.

7. Read the following conversations between A and B, and make similar conversations beginning with the sentences given in each. [5 × 1 = 5]
Example:
A: He works hard, doesn’t he?
B: Oh! I don’t know, I work much harder than he does.
A: Of course – nobody works as hard as you do.

a) He gets up early, doesn’t he?
b) She played well, didn’t she?
c) They live dangerously, don’t they?
d) She behaved badly, didn’t she?
e) He can dance beautifully, can’t she?

8. Read the following illustration, and make similar conversations based on the remarks. Use the points or periods of time given. [5 × 1 = 5]
Example: I know your sister. (September)
A: How long have you known her?
B: I’ve known her since September.
C: (to A) When did he meet her?
A: He met her in September.

a) I’m engaged now, you know. (July)
b) I’ve got a movie camera. (Christmas)
c) My leg’s hurting. (8 o’clock this morning)
d) I know that joke already. (years and years)
e) I’m a graduate now. (a fortnight)

9. Read the following example and change the sentences given in the same way. [5 × 1 = 5]
a) With although/even though      b) With in spite of/despite
Example: He looked very scruffy, he got the job.
A: Although/Even though he looked very scruffy, he got the job.
B: In spite of/Despite his scruffy appearance, he got the job.

a) She was 85 years old, but she still lived a very active life.
b) Her parents objected, but she still insisted on getting married.
c) The acoustics in the hall is poor, but it is still regularly used for concerts.
d) We’ve known each other for a long time, but we still call each other by our surnames.
e) Video machines are expensive, but lots of people are buying them.

10. Answer any two of the following: [2 × 10 = 20]
a) Write an account of the most important event in the history of your country. (about 150 words)
b) Write a letter to your friend whom you have not seen for a long time. Tell him/her what you and your family are doing these days.
c) Write a brief geographical description of your country. Include only important and interesting information. (about 150 words)

11. Read the following passage and answer the questions given. [5 × 2 = 10]

In London, I get up every morning at 7:00 AM. I’m not allowed to get up any later because I have to prepare breakfast for the children. Sometimes they drink milk, but they prefer to drink tea, so usually I make tea with bread and eggs. After the children have eaten breakfast, I walk with them to their school. After that, I return to the house and clean it. On Wednesdays, I have to wash the children’s clothes and sometimes they ask me if I can wash the car as well.
At 3:00 o’clock, I have to collect the children from school. I would like to help them with their housework, but their parents won’t let me. In the evening, we eat a yummy dinner that tastes really good. After dinner, I am allowed to go out. I like to go and watch films in the local cinema. I don’t have to work on Saturday or Sunday. Then I visit interesting places around London.

Questions:
a) What does an au pair boy do?
b) Why is he not allowed to get up later than 7am?
c) Why doesn’t Gautam help with the children’s homework?
d) What does he do after dinner?
e) Do you think Gautam likes being an au pair in London? Give reasons for your answer.