CBSE Class 10 English Worksheet - Revision (12)
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Section A (Reading)
1. Read the passage carefully:-
He is a lover of languages, fluent in German, French and English and of course, his mother
tongue Tamil. Teaching German at the Goethe Institute up to seven days a week, and
heading the long distance learning programme in co operation with IGNOU, keep him very
busy. As if his life wasn't hectic enough, P. Saralathan has translated Franz Kafka's "Letter to
the Father' from the original German text to Tamil. The Tamil translation is entitled
'Thandaiku' Saralathan says he was inspired to translate 'Letter to the Father' for the
potential of Kafka's words make us look at the power wielded by Indian parents over their
children. In a rare departure for contemporary Indian or Tamil Literature, this book explores
the son's pent up remorse towards his father. It is not to say that a son in India can not feel
for his father, but according to Saralathan, it's something that is not really discussed openly
in our patriarchal society.
Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option from the ones given
(a) What makes Saralathan extremely busy?
(b) Why was he inspired to translate 'Letter to the Father' into Tamil?
(c) What has this book tried to explore?
(d) The word 'pent up' in the passage means__________.
(e) A patriarchal society is headed by________.
Section B (Writing)
2. Considering the acute shortage of water in some parts of your city, your school has decided
to launch a rain water harvesting program in the school. As the President of the Environment
Club of your school, write an article for your school magazine, in not more than 150 words ,
informing the students about the program, its benefits, the simple techniques that can be
used to store rain water and utilize it for various purposes. Refer to the Unit ‘Environment’ in
3. A travel agency has arranged an informal dinner party for a select group of potential
customers. Most of them are people who have availed of the services of the agency on at
least one occasion. The purpose of the evening is to promote new schemes that the agency
has brought out for holiday makers. Before dinner is served, the manager of the travel
company gives a talk about these schemes. Write out the speech in about 150 words .
* thanks for choosing the agency
* new destinations
* affordable packages
* concessions on offer
* bonus points
* tie-ups with exclusive resorts/hotels/airlines
Section C (Grammar)
4. The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line against which a
blank has been given. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet
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