CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 2 2013 (3)

CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 2 2013 (3). 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 poem given below.                                                                   

Cherry Tree

Eight  years have passed Since I placed my cherry seed in the grass,

'Must  have a tree of my own,' I said-

And watered it once and went to bed

And forgot, but cherries have a way of growing

Though no one's  caring very much or knowing And 

suddenly  that summer, near the end of May'

I found a tree had come to stay

It was very small, a five month's child,

Lost in tall grass running wild.

Goats ate leaves,  grass cutter's  scythe Split  it apart,

and a monsoon blight Shrivelled the 

slender stem.... Even so,

Next spring I watched three new shoots grow,

The young tree struggle,  upward  thrust

Its arms in a fresh fierce lust

For light and air and sun

---- Ruskin Bond

Fill  in the blanks  with appropriate  words to complete the summary of the poem.

The poet planted  a cherry  tree because he wanted  to have

(a)__________. He

(b)__________ and forgot about it.  But when May had almost come to an end, he was

(c) Several  disasters  befell  it.  A goat ate its  leaves,  a grass cutter's scythe

(d)__________because of a plant disease. Nevertheless, in the next spring

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