English Stream B Oral Communication, Reading Comprehension and Written English Regular Previous Year Question Paper Year 2005 : IInd Year

Q. 1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:

The great advantage of early rising is the good start it gives us in our day’s work. The early riser has done a large amount of hard work before other men have got out of bed. In the early morning the mind is fresh, and there are few sounds or other distractions, so that work done at that time is generally well done. In many cases the early riser also finds time to take some exercise in the fresh morning air, and this exercise supplies him with a fund of energy that will last until the evening. By beginning so early, he knows that he has plenty of time to do thoroughly all the work he can be expected to do, and is not tempted to hurry over any part of it. All his work being finished in good time. He has a long interval of rest in the evening before the timely hour when he goes to bed. He gets to sleep several hours before midnight, at the time when sleep is most refreshing and after a sound night’s rest, rises early next morning in good health and spirits for the labours of a new day.

It is very plain that such a life as this is far more conducive to health than that of the man who shortens his waking hours by rising late, and so can afford in the course of the day little leisure for necessary rest. Any one who lies in bed late, must, if he wishes to do a full day’s work, go on working to a correspondingly late hour, and deny himself the hour or two of evening exercise that he ought to take for the benefit of his health. But, in spite of all his efforts, he will probably produce as good results as the early riser, because he misses the best working hours of the day.

(i) Mention two advantages of early rising. 2
(ii) What is the quality of work done early in the morning ?
(iii) How is early rising beneficial for health ? 2
(iv) When is sleep most refreshing ? 2
(v) What is the disadvantage of a person who is a late riser ?
(vi) What are the best working hours of the day ?
(vii) An early riser does not get any rest during day time. (True/False)
(viii) Give opposites of the following words : fresh, conducive.
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Q. 2. Write a summary of the above passage in about 100 words.
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Q. 3. Write a paragraph of about 100 words on the effect of T.V. on school-going children.

Or

Write a paragraph of a bout 100 words on the problems faced by the senior citizens.
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Q. 4. Write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper on the nuisance created by the street beggars.

Or

Write a letter to the Police Commissioner, Delhi about the frequent cases of chain-snatching in your locality. Request him to intensify police patrolling to check this crime.
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Q. 5. Supply suitable answers to the following :
(i) At what time do you get up in the morning ?
(it) How is your father after the illness ?
(iii) May I use your telephone please ?
(iv) When did you complete your home work ?
(v) When is your father coming to see you ?
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Q. 6. (a) Write a dialogue for the following situation :

Your friend wants to drop the examination this year. You are not in favour of this decision. You want him to complete his graduation without losing any time. 5

(b) Complete the following dialogue :
Mohan : What has gone wrong with you ?
I did not see you in the college yesterday ?
Sohan : ……………………………………………………………………….
Mohan : But you were O.K. day before. Did you consult the doctor ?
Sohan : ……………………………………………………………………….
Mohan : Don’t you know the examinations are at hand and you should be careful about your health ?
Sohan : ……………………………………………………………………….
Mohan : Have you brought my notes ?
Sohan :……………………………………………………………………….
Mohan : Get out of the habit of forgetfulness.
Sohan : ……………………………………………………………………….
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Q. 7. Punctuate the following :
i am afraid said sonu to ramesh the train will not wait for you and you will miss it.
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Q. 8. Put the following sentences into indirect speech :
(a) He said, “I am unwell/’
(b) He will tell you, “I am very unhappy.”
(c) She said to Mohini, “Go away.”
(d) He said, “Oh, I am ruined !”
(e) He said to me, “Do you know it rained last night.”
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Q. 9. Read the following passage and fill in the blanks with words taken from the list:
confine, injury, cords, kind, cruel, capture, prey, wild, pounce, reflect

Some persons are so ………1………and selfish that they …….2………animals and birds and………3………them in boxes and cages. Sometimes they tie them up with……..4………which causes them………5………Even birds and animals which live on smaller birds or animals are cruel. When a………6………animal is hungry it will
………7………on its………8………and eat it up. People do not stop to ………9………even fora moment whether this is a………!0………act or a cruel one.
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