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GENERAL ENGLISH

SPECIALIST
Special English Classes for Std 10th, 11th & 12
JAVEDSIR 9824240820 / 8200383125
1 2 th SCIENCE ENGLISH MEDIUM [2nd half]
PA R T - A
READ THE FOLLOWING PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS (1 TO 4) : [04 Marks]
The mother was not frightened. Aftrer all, she believed in angels and had been to the local angel
shop many times. She had no way of knowing that real angels don’t like angel shops. All the
popularity had taken the fun out of appearing before people. Some mothers even wanted to
know where the angel got its costume very insulting to a real live angel.
The mother did not sleep much that night, and when she put her six month old infant to bed
early in the evening, she looked deep into his eyes and said, “Tomorrow you and I will actually
get to speak to each other !” She was excited indeed. He drooled in response.
1. Why was the mother not frightened ?
[A] Because she believed in angels. [C] Because she had seen the real angels before.
[B] Because she had seen them in shop before. [D] A & B both
2. How were the costumes of the real angels ?
[A] They were inferior to real ones. [C] They don’t suit them.
[B] They were better than real ones. [D] All of given
3. What would happen tomorrow ?
[A] The child will be an adult for a day. [C] They would talk to each other.
[B] They would allowed to go in the heaven. [D] They would visit angels.
4. How did the child reply ?
[A] He laughed. [C] He nodded.
[B] He cried a little. [D] He responded with a typical infant voice.
SELECT THE CORRECT OPTION : [16 Marks]
5. “Then we have timbre. It’s the way your voice ____”
[A] flows. [B] sounds. [C] feels. [D] touches.
6. Sodacasting means ______________
[A] playing music on a TV [C] playing music on a gramophone.
[B] playing music on a mobile. [D] playing music on a tape recorder.
7. There are four powerful ways to improve your conversation style which the author has
summerised as ______.
[A] HAIL [B] SAIL [C] MAIL [D] PAIL
8. According to the author, ______ creates a world that sounds beautiful.
[A] listening and understanding sound consciously
[B] listening and sharing sound
[C] creating and sharing sound
[D] creating and cosuming sound consciously
9. Mrs. Doctor Follen gave a ball in honour of her __________.
[A] anniversary [C] friend’s wedding.
[B] baby’s birthday. [D] house warming party.
10. The mother was disappointed with the conversation because _____
[A] the questions were not upto her expectations.
[B] no questions were asked.
[C] the questions were easy.
[D] the questions were difficult. [1]
11. Nicholaus Geibel made rabbits that emerged from the heart of a _______.
[A] cauliflower [B] cabbage [C] cucumber [D] carrot
12. Why did Fritz start dancing faster and faster ?
[A] His screws got loosened. [C] He was programmed to do so.
[B] He got very excited with the music. [D] His partner was dancing very fast.
13. The phrase ‘wealth accumulates and men decay’ was coined by _________.
[A] Bernard Shaw. [C] John Ruskin.
[B] Adam Smith. [D] Oliver Goldsmith.
14. G. B. Shaw compares the feeding of man by capitalism as the feeding of ______.
[A] sparrows with grains. [C] an engine with coal and oil.
[B] watering of plants with hose. [D] the cows and buffalos with fodder.
15. In ‘How Wealth Accumulates and Men Decay’ Shaw talks about distribution of _________.
[A] leisure [B] labour [C] profit [D] wealth
16. The writers elder sister always advised her ______________
[A] to respect the elders always. [C] to bow down to them.
[B] never to trust the grown ups. [D] No of the given.
17. The writer got slaps because _________.
[A] she broke a surahi. [C] she was crying in suppressed tone.
[B] she did not bend down to Chhoti Masi. [D] she asked Ma what Chhoti Masi had to endure.
18. Who was threading a garland for Nani’s Gopalji ?
[A] The authoress [C] The maid servant
[B] The writer’s elder sister [D] Chhoti Masi
19. Life will be violent without ______________
[A] adaptability, cleverness, wisdom [C] humanity, kindness and gentleness.
[B] cleverness, greed, intelligence [D] innocence, bitterness, happiness.
20. We think too much but we ___ too little.
[A] do [B] interfere [C] experience [D] feel

READ THE FOLLOWING STANZAS AND SELECT THE CORRECT OPTIONS : [05 Marks]

The morning sea of silence broke into ripples of bird songs;


and the flowers were all merry by the roadside;
and the wealth of gold was scattered through the rift of the clouds
while we busily went on our way and paid no heed.
21. Who had begun the journey ?
[A] The labourers [C] The bird
[B] The speaker/the poet [D] None of given
22. What were there around them ?
[A] Singing birds [C] Silent sea
[B] Beautiful flowers [D] All of given

23. Why had they paid no heed to anything ?


[A] Because they were blind. [C] Because they don’t like all these.
[B] Because they were too sad to observe. [D] None of given

24. Which word is used for ‘waves’ ?


[A] merry [B] ripples [C] rifts [D] heed

25. What is synonym of ‘heed’ ?


[A] attention [B] observe [C] beauty [D] money
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SELECT THE CORRECT OPTION : [10 Marks]
26. Mr. Drewitt was _________
[A] a clergyman [B] a critic [C] poet’s father [D] poet’s brother
27. “The Rich were not aware of it. The Poor took no care of it.” Identify the figure of speech.
[A] Apostrophe [B] Antithesis [C] Litotes [D] Metaphor
28. ‘I was a Poet but I did not know !’. Find the figure of speech used in this line.
[A] Paradox [B] Synecdoche [C] Simile [D] Exclamation
29. According to the poet, J. R. Kipling, a person should muster enough confidence ______
[A] to become very rich.
[B] to believe in himself and his potential.
[C] to fight with his enemies.
[D] to speak truth.
30. When a stone is in one’s hand, one experiences _________
[A] anger [B] confidence [C] fear [D] power
31. The figure of speech in the line ‘When a stone is in hand’ is _________
[A] Oxymoron [C] Onomatopiea
[B] Tautology [D] Metonymy
32. What kind of poem ‘The Wild Swans At Coole’ is ?
[A] Autobiography [C] Biography
[B] Lament [D] None of the given
33. In the last stanza, W. B. Yeast is disturbed because __________
[A] he does not know where the swans will nest. [C] the number of swans will decrease.
[B] the swans will not fly anymore. [D] the swans will drift away in water.
34. The purpose of the travel seems to be forgotten by the poet, Rabindranath Tagore be
cause ________
[A] he enjoys his rest. [C] he allows his inner self to reach the destination.
[B] he gets engaged in other work. [D] he was feeling lazy.
35. Where have the companions reached leaving the poet behind in ‘The Journey’ ?
[A] Ahead of the road fellows. [C] far away the meadows.
[B] Behind the valley [D] Far beyond the sea.
SELECT THE CORRECT OPTION : [05 Marks]
36. In Delhi, Ruskin Bond worked in a/an _____________
[A] advertisement agency. [C] bank.
[B] school. [D] multinational company.
37. Ruskin Bond had been sure that __________ when he left Rajpur.
[A] school owner would buy the pool [C] something emptied the pool
[B] the water was stagnant [D] something cold blooded lived in the pool
38. The creature in the pool looked _____________
[A] primeval. [C] advanced.
[B] modern [D] medieval.
39. The good thing about getting old, as a writer, for Ruskin Bond is that there are so many ___
[A] awards yet to be won. [C] places worth visiting, give you material.
[B] more books to read. [D] memories that you never run out of material.

40. Ruskin bond feels that he has been with machinary as he ____________.
[A] did not have computer at home.
[B] was awkward even with the telephone and could not drive.
[C] had not written anything on machinary.
[D] had never worked on machinary.
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SELECT THE CORRECT OPTION : [10 Marks]
41. A teacher and afraid of the stage !
(Choose the correct assertive sentence)
[A] It is really tragic that a teacher and afraid of stage.
[B] It is really surprising that a teacher is afraid of stage.
[C] It is really astonishing that a teacher is afraid of stage.
[D] B & C both
42. If you are not loyal to your work, you will never be successful.
(Choose the correct Imperative Sentence)
[A] Be loyal to your work otherwise you will never be successful.
[B] Be loyal to your work and you will never be successful.
[C] Have loyal to your work otherwise you will never be successful.
[D] A & B both
43. Though Javedsir is poor, he is generous.
(Choose the correct use of ‘In spite of’)
[A] In spite of Javedsir’s being poor, he is generous.
[B] In spite of Javedsir’s poverty, he is generous.
[C] In spite of being poor, Javedsir is generous.
[D] All of given
44. Our country is greater than theirs.
(Change the degree)
[A] Their country is as great as ours. [C] Their country is not so great as ours.
[B] Theirs country is not so great as our. [D] Their country is not as great as ours.
45. This ship is too big to navigate/to be navigated.
(Choose the correct compound sentence)
[A] This ship is so big that I/we/one can not navigate it.
[B] This ship is so big that it can not be navigated.
[C] This ship is so big that it can be navigated by no one.
[D] All of given.
46. In spite of being ill, Aasha came to school.
(Choose the correct use of ‘Complex sentence’)
[A] Though Aasha was ill, she came to college. [C] However ill Aasha was, she came to college.
[B] Ill as Aasha was, she came to college. [D] All of given
47. ____________, don’t they ?
(Choose the correct sentence for the given Question Tag)
[A] A few students read well [C] A few student read well
[B] Few students read well [D] All of given
48. No other animal is so useful as cow.
(Keeping the same degree, choose the correct one with ‘animals’)
[A] No other animals are so useful as a cow.
[B] Very few animals are as useful as cow.
[C] Very few animals is so useful as cow.
[D] None of given.
49. If you had checked the shelves properly, you could have found some evidences.
(Change the voice)
[A] If you had checked the shelves properly, some evidences could have been found by you.
[B] If the selves had been checked properly by you, you could have found some evidences.
[C] If the selves had been checked properly by you, some evidences could have been found by you.
[D] All of given.
50. Everything is possible, _____
(Choose the correct Question Tag)
[A] is it ? [B] isn’t it ? [C] aren’t they ? [D] are they ?

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PA R T - B
SECTION - A
ANSWER THE QUESTIONS FROM THE EXTRACTS GIVEN BELOW : [02 Marks]
“Nice to see the two of you.” the angel said. “Here are the rules of the conversation. Mom,
you can only answer, Son, you can only ask three questions. Then, it’s over.” And with that the
angel again disappeared. This changes everything, thought the mother in silence while look-
ing at her son. Prehaps I am hallucinating. I’ll bet my son simply goes to sleep now. Instead,
the infant stood up.
Questions : -
1. What were the rules of conversation ?
2. What did the mother think once the angel disappeared ?
ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN ABOUT 5 TO 7 SENTENCES EACH : [04 Marks]
3. What tools can help to increase the impact of speech ? How ?
4. ‘Can a machine replace a human being ? Discuss with the reference to “The Dancing Partner”.
FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH THE HELP OF THE WORDS GIVEN IN THE BRACKETS. WRITE THE AN-
SWERS ONLY : [04 Marks]
[cynical, bloodshed, barricaded, poisoned,abundance, gentleness, inventions, universal]
Greed has ___[5]___ men’s souls; has ___[6]___ the world with hate; has goose-stepped
us into misery and ___[7]___. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in.
Machinary that gives ___[8]___ has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us ___[9]___;
our cleverness, hard and unkind.
We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More
than cleverness we need kindness and ___[10]___. Without these qualities, life will be violent
and all will be lost. The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very
nature of these ___[11]___ cries our for the goodness in man; cries out for ___[12]___ broth-
erhood; for the unity of us all.
SECTION - B
ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN ABOUT 4 TO 5 SENTENCES EACH : [04 Marks]
13. List the people who were unaware of the poet being what he was.
14. Explain the line : “But make allowance for their doubting too.”
ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN ABOUT 5 TO 7 SENTENCES EACH : [06 Marks]
15. Who was Mr. Kapoor ? Why did he want the pool to be filled in ?
16. Describe Ruskin Bond’s experience of swimming in the pool near Rajpur.
17. Comment on Ruskin Bond’s views on contemporary Indian writing in English.
SECTION - C
CHOOSE THE CORRECT MEANING OF THE IDIOM AND REWRITE THE SENTENCE : [03 Marks]
18. Barak Obama tried to move away from smoking.
[to break a habit of, to go somewhere, avoid]
19. The God appeared to be absorbed in shaping the ideal mould of a mother.
[to be lost, to be brave, to be busy]
20. In spite of his belonging to very distinguished family, he turned out to be an outlaw.
[to turn one’s career, to become something, to be in very bad position]
REWRITE THE FOLLOWING NARRATION INTO INDIRECT FORM : [04 Marks]
21. “How beautifully she sings ! I think, she should try to become a singer”
“Yes.” said Methew.
“Do you know her name ?”
“No.” replied he again.
“Why have you been replying me in ‘yes’ and ‘no’ since evening ?”
“Nothing, I am just not in good state of mind today.” he said to Daniel.
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READ THE FOLLOWING PASSAAGE AND RETIFY THE ERRORS MENTION THE ERRORS AND ITS
CORRECTIONS : [03 Marks]
[i] (Quetion No. 22 to 27)
Unless someone works hard, he/she will succeed. There are no doubt about that though one
must know where to work hard. Now a days, worked hard has been replaced by working
smart. Now we are exposed to many sources of aids in the matter of to create something
worth.
SECTION - D
28. READ THE FOLLOWING PASSAGE AND MAKE PRECIS. GIVE SUITABLE TITLE : [05 Marks]
There are some very vital and basic steps, if some one wants to become sincere in studies. I
don’t find many teachers advising their pupils that we were used to be told by our respective
teachers, that golden advice is, “read the very lesson or topic before it is discussed or taught
by the teacher the next day.” I have experienced this personally and I can firmly say that this
affects very positively. If you have already read the things before they are started to be ex-
plained by your teachers or professors then you must have some doubts and queries about
that. But instead of asking them instantly, sit calmy and listen what the teachers have to say. I
am sure, you may get your doubts solved and you will feel satisfied. Or you can rise certain
queries that may surprise your teachers and they will feel great to be asked such logical
questions. As a teacher, I always feel very delighted if any of the students asks such questions
and I am always enthusiastic to explain them. So try to imply this key habit of reading before
a day. Do not worry if you can not understand that by yourself just read it.
- Jack Stevens
OR
A BLOOD DONATION CAPM WAS ORGANISED BY YOUR COMMUNITY. PREPARE NOTES FOR
THE SAME :
29. WRITE A REPORT ON SCIENCE FAIR HELD IN YOUR CITY. [05 Marks]
OR
WRITE AN E-MAIL TO THE SALES MANAGER OF SKY STATIONERY, PLACING AN ORDER OF DIF-
FERENT THINGS YOU NEED IN YOU SCHOOL.
SECTION - E

30. SKY ENGLISH CLASSES NEEDS AN ENTHUSIASTIC ASSISTANT TRAINER AT THEIR CENTER.
THE APPLICANT MUST HAVE VERY GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR. PREPARE AN
APLLICATION FOR THE SAME POST : [04 Marks]
31. PREPARE A SPEECH ON PROMOTING ‘SWATCH BHARAT ABHIYAAN’ INCLUDING STEPS TO
BE FOLLOWED BY COMMON CITYZENS: [06 Marks]
OR
WRITE AN ESSAY ON ANY ONE FROM THE FOLLOWING :
SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES
[Points : what is social networking sites - its uses and misuses - its dire consequences -
how to use them]
OR
S C A R C I T Y O F W AT E R
[Points : importance of water - uses by humans - environmental importance - sources
- conservation]
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