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1. Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
 Man is living a life full of burdens, anxieties and, therefore, diseases. He has no peace of mind. He doesn’t have time to feel relaxed. So he needs to focus on his heath. He needs exercise and morning walk. Morning is always beautiful. It is full of joys provided by the objects of nature. No noise, no pollution, no population. Perfect time to make a start of the day. Early morning is the main time when all the natural creations make up and starts all the work. Bird’s starts to begin sing, sun also shows its rising. Usually, there is no noise in the morning. The grass is still on the branches of roots. It is the right time to get up and start for a morning walk.
 People prefer to go to parks and grounds. There are trees and plants that emit lifegiving oxygen. Fresh air is prevalent all around which is a great boon in the modern era. This air helps in improving the health of person. A regular morning walker gets rid of metabolic, cardiac, respiratory disorders.
Morning walk is a perfect exercise. Besides the aforesaid, there are other myriad benefits. A morning walker is to get up earlier and therefore, has longer day. He is more punctual than others. He is cautious in his food habits that keep him healthier. A morning walkeremains active all the day. He always bears constant smiles on his face that makes him a jovial fellow. Consequently other people like to mix with him.
A. Choose the most appropriate option: 1*5=5
[a] According the author, man is living a life of _____________?
[i] enjoyment [ii] satisfaction
[iii] unease [iv] a human
[b] The author feels that man has no time for _____________?
[i] dinner [ii] maintaining health
[iii] family [iv] work
[c] When is the right time for walking?
[i] At night [ii] When free
[iii] Early morning [iv] None of these
[d] People prefer to go to parks for walk because _____________?
[i] they have no space at home [ii] of fresh air
[iii] children play there [iv] one can do exercise there
[e] Morning walk is beneficial because _______________?
[i]The author says [ii] the doctor says
[iii] of greenery [iv] it improves health
B. Answer the following questions in complete statements: 1*3=3
[a] Give a suitable title to the above passage. Justify your choice.
[b] What does the author mean by the statement “Besides the aforesaid, there are other myriad benefits”?
[c]What is the message conveyed by the author in the above passage?
C. Find synonyms for the following words from the passage: 1*2=2
[a] an illness [Para 2] [b] countless [Para 3]
D. Find antonyms for the following words from the passage: 1*2=2
[a] ease [Para 1] [b] sad [Para 3]
2. R Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow:
Bangle sellers are we who bear
Our shining loads to the temple fair…
Who will buy these delicate, bright
Rainbow-tinted circles of light?
Lustrous tokens of radiant lives,
For happy daughters and happy wives.
Some are meet for a maiden’s wrist,
Silver and blue as the mountain mist,
Some are flushed like the buds that dream
On the tranquil brow of a woodland stream,
Some are aglow with the bloom that cleaves
To the limpid glory of new born leaves
Some are like fields of sunlit corn,
Meet for a bride on her bridal morn,
Some, like the flame of her marriage fire,
Or, rich with the hue of her heart’s desire,
Tinkling, luminous, tender, and clear,
Like her bridal laughter and bridal tear.
- Sarojini Naidu
A. Complete the synopsis of the poem on the basis of your understanding: 1* 6 = 6
The poem begins with the speakers introducing themselves as [a] _____________ who sell their
articles at the temple fair. These hawkers describe their bangles as delicate, bright,
[b] ____________. Some of these bangles are suited for a
[c] ________________ wrist. Some of them are pink and light red in color like flower buds growing beside a
[d] ____________ stream. Others are green and glowing like the transparent beauty of new born leaves. Some of their bangles are yellow like ‘fields of sunlit corn‘, perfect for a bride on her
[e] _____________. Some of the bangles they have are bright red. The bangles are
[f] ___________, luminous, tender and clear.
B. Give a suitable title for the poem. Justify your opinion. 1
C. Find synonym for ‘young unmarried girl’ from the poem. 0.5
D. Find antonym for ‘strong’ from the poem. 0.5
SECTION-B: WRITING AND GRAMMAR [30 Marks]
3. Plastic bags are used by everybody. From a vegetable vendor to a designer store, everyone seems to use them. Even though they are one of the modern conveniences, they are responsible for causing pollution, killing wildlife, and using up the precious resources of the Earth.
On the occasion of World Environment Day, Naveen decides to express his views by writing a letter to the Editor of a National Daily discussing on the serious situation, the causes behind this crisis and the suggestions. [150-200 words]
“Long ago there was a sailor who had a pet monkey. One day, along with other sailors he set out on a voyage. But this time he also took his pet monkey with him on the journey.
When they were far out at sea……”
Write an imaginary story in 150-200 words, based on the hint given above. Provide a suitable title and a moral to your story.
You are Myra/Mayur. Recently, you won a contest and travelled across London and Paris on an all-expenses paid trip. Write a letter to your friend expressing your contentment and describing your experience after visiting abroad the first time. [150- 200 words]
With the kind of health risks that are posed to the human race today, it has become vital to stay as hygienic as possible. In fact, most of the new-world diseases like bird flu and swine flu have been attributed to lack of hygiene. Write an article highlighting the importance of hygiene. You are Surbhi/Saurabh.
4. You recently went to watch the ‘Grand Circus Show’. When you reached home after witnessing the show you felt disgusted at the way cruelty is inflicted on animals in the circus. Write a diary entry expressing your feelings about the experience.
You are Disha/Daksh, the Head Boy/Girl of DFS Public School, Mumbai. The school has decided to organize a session on career guidance for class XII students. Draft a notice inviting the students to participate in more number and provide all the necessary details.
5. Fill in the blanks with appropriate words from the brackets: 1*5
[a] There are plenty of oranges in the fridge. You ________ buy any. [ need not /may not]
[b] Drivers ________ stop when the traffic lights are red. [must/can]
[c] When the blizzard started, the explorers were ___________ to death. [frozen/freezing]
[d] We can go for jogging __________ stay here. [but/or]
[e] ________ you need help, just let me know. [ Unless/If]
6. Edit the following passage and write the correct as well as the incorrect words in your answer sheet: 1*5
Games are most easily and convenient ways [a] ___________ _____________
for good physical and mental developmental. [b] ___________ _____________
It has very useful for growth and development of the [c] ___________ _____________
individual as well as the country. Games provided [d] ___________ _____________
a person the feeling of well been and [e] ___________ _____________
encourage living a healthy life.
7. Change the voice of the sentences given below by choosing the correct option. 1*2
[a] The master punished the servant.
[i] The servant is punished by the master. [ii] The servant was punished by the master.
[iii] The servant is being punished by the master
[b] They are building a house.
[i] A house is being built by them. [ii] A house was being built by them.
[iii] A house had been built by them.
8. Arrange the following words into meaningful sentences : 1*3
[a] very exciting /can be /new country /travelling to /a
[b] music/ like/ the / I/ evenings/ listening/ in /to
[c] coloured bus/children/we saw/full of/a yellow/excited
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