The poet feels it would be better to live the life of an (i)__________, for human beings have become worse than beasts. Unlike them, human beings are no longer calm and (ii)__________. Instead they keep (iii)__________ and (iv)__________ about their conditions. First, they commit (v)__________ and then shed (vi)__________ to regret their wrong doings. Moreover, instead of performing their (vii)__________ to God, they only keep (viii) __________ it. Greed has made them so mad that they want to (ix)__________ more and more. But the worst thing is that-some people have to (x)__________before others. He regrets that society practises discrimination and holds flawed notions about worship, respectability and hard work.
SECTION 'B' (Writing)
B.1. You had gone to Greece during the vacation. On your return, you write a letter to your friend describing the Skyros Island. Based on the clues given below, write the letter in about 100 words.
Skyros – large island – in Greece – woods and cliffs – attract tourists – small shops display – local craft – delight to tourists – harmonious blend – ancient and modern
B.2. Taking information from the bullet points given below, write a paragraph in about 100 words describing the National Rail Museum for a tourist brochure.
• Located in New Delhi
• One of its own kind in Asia
• Spread in 11 acre area
• Showcase the rail history and heritage of India and its contribution to industrial and economic progress of the country.
• Exhibits, models, records, photographs, coat of arms, documents on display
• Working and still models, real locomotives and coaches, and a toy train – big attraction for children and grown ups alike.
SECTION „C‟ (Grammar)
C.1. In the passage given below, one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the
word that comes after it.
Word before Answer Word after
Pollution not a new problem. In the (i) .pollution . is not
middle ages most towns dirty, water (ii) ________ ________ ______
supplies foul and diseases spread (iii) ________ ________ ______
quickly. Much has been done to improve
sanitation and public health. But since (iv) ________ ________ ______
Industrial Revolution disposal of waste become (v) ________ ________ ______
more complicated. As factories produce new
goods old ones thrown out with the (vi) ________ ________ ______
rubbish. These rubbish heaps an unpleasant (vii) _______ ________ ______
sight to watch. Getting rid of plastics (viii) _______ ________ ______
particularly difficult. Plastics never decay, (ix) ________ ________ ______
the more we throw, the more litter produced. (x) ________ ________ ______
So scientists are trying to make
plastics which can be easily broken down.
SECTION „D‟ (Literature)
D.1. Read the extract and answer the questions
He coloured deeply under his sunburn, then grew pale. He looked to the ground. „You must be saving up to emigrate to America‟, I suggested.
(i) Who coloured deeply under his sunburn and why?
(ii) were the boys saving money?
(iii) Why didn‟t the two boys tell the author about their plans?
D.2. When the narrator asked the boys about their plans, they were evasive. Why didn‟t they disclose their problems?
D.3. What was the thing about the boys that struck the author the most?
D.4. The two small boys Nicola and Jacopo are a great source of inspiration forthe people of all ages. Comment.