CBSE Class 10 English Language Question Paper 2014 Set 1 - Vocational

CBSE Class 10 English Language Question Paper 2014 Set 1 - Vocational. 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 practiced to get better marks in examinations.


1. Read the passage given below and complete the sentences that follow by choosing the most appropriate options : 

India is not alone in targeting its coastal areas for economic activities like ports, shrimp (a kind of shellfish used for food) farms, oil refineries, luxury hotels and holiday resorts. In a few years, nearly 80 per cent of the US population will be living within 50 miles of the coast. In India, too, coastal population is growing. The emergence of megacities along the sea is seen as the single greatest threat to the world’s coastal environment. Today, mangrove forests cover just 15.8 million hectares, and are declining at an assumed rate of 2 per cent every year. In the last few decades, feverish human activity has either destroyed or transformed nearly 50 per cent of the world’s total mangrove forest area. Mangroves are flowering plants, which grow on tidal coasts between the high and low water marks in clay and silt. They absorb the energy of waves and tidal surges, and act as a shield for the hinterland. Since mangrove areas are ideal for shrimp farms, they are being ‘colonized’ and mindlessly destroyed. India is among the top four shrimp exporters, with production growing at 15 per cent a year. But this has extracted its price. In the past 40 years, India is estimated to have lost half its mangrove forests, rendering states like Orissa and Andhra Pradesh vulnerable to the fury of cyclones.

(a) The single greatest threat to the world’s coastal environment is ____________ .

(i) the reduction of mangroves

(ii) feverish human activity

(iii) the unbridled human activity along the coast

(iv) the emergence of megacities along the sea

(b) The economic activities pursued in the coastal areas are __________ .

(i) hotels and resorts

(ii) shrimp farms

(iii) oil refineries

(iv) all of the above

(c) Mangrove areas are ideal for ______________ .

(i) colonizing

(ii) shrimp farms

(iii) weekend excursions

(iv) economic activities

(d) The fury of cyclone can be arrested by _____________ .

(i) human activity

(ii) shrimp farms

(iii) the mangrove forests

(iv) incoming waves

(e) Pick out the word from the passage which means the same as ‘upward movement’.

(i) tide

(ii) surge

(iii) cyclone

(iv) emergence

2. Read the passage given below and complete the sentences by choosing the most appropriate options from those given : 

Pain is an unpleasant experience that results from physical trauma, burns, illness, injury or surgery. Despite the agony caused by pain, it is essential for our survival. If you don’t feel pain, you could cause great harm to your body and not even know it. Pain rings an alarm bell,  alerting you to pay immediate attention and take quick action. Have you ever wondered why a severely wounded soldier continues to battle on so defiantly or an athlete injured during a race goes on to win it ? It happens so because the brain does not react immediately to the pain signals. The sufferer just ignores them because there are more important tasks to attend. The pain registers only after the task or event is over. There is a gating system in the central nervous system that opens and closes to let pain pass through to the brain or block it. Psychological factors such as attention to pain, emotional state of a person and the way that a person interprets a situation can both open and close the gates. This is why when you are depressed or anxious your pain seems worse and intolerable because your feelings can open the pain gate. On the other hand, when your attention is focused on pleasant tasks, your pain is almost not felt.

(a) According to the writer, pain is __________ .

(i) a pleasurable experience

(ii) essential for our survival

(iii) a figment of our imagination

(iv) a source of great harm to our body

(b) ‘Pain rings an alarm bell’ means that pain ___________ .

(i) makes other people attend to us

(ii) warns that something is wrong

(iii) warns us beforehand

(iv) makes us scream

(c) Gating system in the central nervous system ___________ .

(i) can both open and close the gates

(ii) destroys the nervous system

(iii) changes our response to pain

(iv) does not allow us to escape pain

(d) Unhappiness or worry affects our system by ___________ .

(i) blocking the pain gate

(ii) causing depression

(iii) diverting our mind away from pain

(iv) making pain seem intolerable

(e) Which word in the last para means the same as ‘less good or more unpleasant’ ?

(i) nervous

(ii) anxious

(iii) worse

(iv) emotional

Please click the link below to download pdf file of CBSE Class 10 English Language Question Paper 2014 Set 1 - Vocational.



Click to View or Download pdf file
Click for more English Study Material

Latest NCERT & CBSE News

Read the latest news and announcements from NCERT and CBSE below. Important updates relating to your studies which will help you to keep yourself updated with latest happenings in school level education. Keep yourself updated with all latest news and also read articles from teachers which will help you to improve your studies, increase motivation level and promote faster learning

TV Channels for Students by CBSE

In enhancing the students studying part, the Government is planning to introduce one standard one channel plan. The lockdown in India has adversely collapsed all the operations including schools, colleges, and workplaces with unanticipated setbacks. On behalf of the...

Art Integrated Project work for classes 1 to 10

CBSE Board has decided to introduce Art-Integrated Project work for classes I to X to promote Art-Integrated Learning in schools to make teaching learning Competency-Based and joyful. As part of this, at least one Art-Integrated Project in each subject shall be taken...

Board Exams helpline by CBSE

According to the recent announcement of CBSE, the pending Class 10 and 12 Board exams are going to be held from 01 July to 15 July 2020 in India. Along with this, it has also been decided to resume the free of cost tele-counseling service for students from 9.30 am to 5...

Checking of Boards Answer sheets starts today

CBSE has instructed almost 3000 schools to start the evaluation work for class 10th and class 12th board exam answer sheets from today. The checking of answer sheets for class 10th and class 12th was stopped earlier due to covid crisis in the country. Now in order to...

CBSE advisory on student marks

CBSE has issued a public advisory for all students to be careful from unscrupulous persons impersonating themselves as officers/officials of CBSE. These people have been contacting parents and have been telling them that they have access to student marks data for Board...

Studies Today