CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 1 2010 (5). Students can download the last year question papers using the link below. Free download of examination question papers with solutions. Last 10 year question papers should be practised to get better marks in examinations.
(Reading - 20 Marks)
1. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.
The flight was delayed by three hours and, for once the airline had sent the information in time. Except that it came in the form of an SMS and since the message inbox on the mobile was full, the recipient never got to see the message about the delayed take off. And as a result, he had to waste three hours at the airport. And what were those messages that had clogged the message box? One was an announcement about a contest; the other was promoting a marriage bureau, yet another, a dating service.
Sounds familiar? Today, telemarketing has gone beyond being just an irritant. Earlier it invaded our privacy, disturbed us at home and at work. Now they have even begun to affect our lives adversely and can therefore no more be taken lightly.
Several consumers have missed important communications because of telemarketing messages jamming their mailbox. They have missed out on job opportunities, business deals. And they are not just upset, they are angry.
At one time, consumers saw telemarketing as a necessary evil and wanted a "No Call Registry" to prevent such calls to those who didn't want to wish to receive them, but today they want a blanket ban on telemarketing . And this call for a prohibition and not a restriction is slowly getting louder.
So it is in the interest of those who are making these unsolicited (or sending messages) to regulate them, keeping in mind the interest of the consumers. Or else, there might well be a strong demand for a clampdown on telemarketing per se.
Write the option you consider most appropriate.
(a) An important SMS could not reach the person as-consequently :
(i) he'd not checked the inbox-he missed the his flight.
(ii) he was busy on calls-he couldn't reach the airport in time.
(iii) his mobile inbox was choked with messages- he had to wait three hours.
(iv) his cell phone battery was not charged- his flight was delayed
(b) Telemarketing angers people because :
(i) it invades their privacy.
(ii) it gives us information on worthless things.
(iii) it does not inform them of jobs and deals.
(iv) it irritates them and prevents vital information from reaching them.
(c) 'To prevent such calls'- 'such calls' means :
(i) illegal telemarketing calls.
(ii) unsolicited telemarketing.
(iii) late night calls.
(iv) landline calls.
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