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Class 11 – English Core Sample Paper – 01 (2022-23)


Maximum Marks: 80
Time Allowed: 3 hours


General Instructions:

  • The Question Paper contains three sections.
  • Attempt questions based on specific instructions for each part.

  1. Section A Reading

  2. Read the text carefully and answer the questions:
    High–altitude climbing is still a very dangerous task despite the availability of oxygen masks and other protective equipment which modern climbers take with them. These, of course, are indispensable accessories of climbing, but more important than these is the stamina of the climber which ultimately determines the success of his attempt. Throughout his journey, death is his constant companion which he can keep at a distance only with his superb presence of mind. He has to tread every inch of the ground with the utmost care, for a false step may not only strike him a fatal blow but also bring disaster to the whole expedition. That is why all expeditions invariably take with them local guides who are experienced climbers and who have a thorough knowledge of the nature of the terrain. Moreover, a huge amount of capital is needed for financing these expeditions, and this is generally provided by governments or rich private organizations.
    The primary objective of the mountaineering expedition is to get to the top of a high mountain, which, in the past has withstood all attempts to conquer it. But it should not be presumed that the expedition is a complete failure if it does not reach its destination. Sometimes operations are temporarily suspended because of bad weather, loss of some valuable equipment, or the sudden death of a very important member of the party.
    Every big expedition takes with it men who are interested in botany, geology & various other branches of science, and these men carry with them equipment for recording their observations concerning the weather, the terrain & different forms of life in higher altitudes. Other scientists, explorers & expeditionists utilize the fruits of their observations. Thus, every unsuccessful expedition contributes to the success of later expeditions. The British Expedition led by colonel Hunt would have found their way to Everest much more difficult had not earlier expeditions armed them with useful knowledge about the death-dealing weather which they had to encounter in the Vicinity of the summit.
    To ordinary people, mountaineering need not be a fearful journey in the land of snowstorms, where the brave adventurer is always face to face with death. They can scale less ambitious heights, rest their weary limbs under a quiet shelter and feast their eyes on the distant landscape. In the company of friends, they can enjoy an outing near a waterfall or cross into the next Valley with haversacks full of provisions dangling from their shoulders. All those who can afford to go to a hill station should seek this innocent pleasure, for it can be had without any risk to life or limb.

    1. What is the factor that determines the success of the climbers?
      1. Availability of protective equipment
      2. Height and weight of the climber
      3. Availability of oxygen masks
      4. The stamina of the climber
    2. What precaution should the climbers take during their journey?
      1. Have a subtle presence of mind
      2. Avoid causing a disaster
      3. Have a good sponsor
      4. Take local guides along
    3. In what way does a mountaineering expedition contribute to the wealth of Knowledge?
      1. Even a failed expedition contributes to the success of later expeditions
      2. Mountaineers carry equipment to record observations about weather and terrain
      3. You learn to conquer the biggest hurdles of life
      4. People interested in different branches of science accompany climbers
    4. How is an ordinary mountaineer’s experience different from that of a regular expedition?
      1. All of these
      2. They don’t have to worry much about finances
      3. They don’t have to be face to face with death
      4. They can savour the landscape from a distance
    5. How does a local guide help an expedition?
      1. They help clean the environment on the way
      2. They can help in case of fatalities
      3. They know the local language
      4. They know about the place they live in
    6. Why can an expedition not be a failure?
      1. Temporarily suspending operations become a necessity at times
      2. Recorded observations of incomplete expeditions still stand useful
      3. Reaching the destination does not mark its success
      4. All of these
    7. How are recorded observations of mountaineers useful to others?
      1. It would otherwise not be possible to know about Everest
      2. They give an insider’s outlook to mountaineering
      3. It prepares future mountaineers for what they’re going to deal with
      4. They are not of much help as nature keeps evolving
    8. What is the primary objective of a mountaineering expedition?
      1. Climb up and down; alive
      2. Unfurl your flag at the peak
      3. Reach to the top
      4. Experience nature in its vicinity
    9. Find the synonym of “neighbourhood” in paragraph 3
      1. Altitude
      2. Summit
      3. Terrain
      4. Vicinity
    10. Find the antonym of “opponent” in paragraph 1
      1. Death
      2. Companion
      3. Guide
      4. Climber

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  3. Read the text carefully and answer the questions:
    Kausani is situated at a height of 6,075 feet in the central Himalayas. It is an unusually attractive little town. It covers just about 5.2 sq. km. It lies to the north of Almora in Uttarakhand’s picturesque Kumaon region. Kausani provides the 300 km. wide breath-taking view of the Himalayas. It is the most striking aspect of this place. Snow-capped peaks are spread in a stately row. They stare at you in silvery-white majesty. The most famous peak on view is Nanda Devi, the second highest mountain in India. It is situated at a height of 25,645 feet and is 36 miles away as the crow flies. The other famous peaks on view are Choukhamba (23,420 feet) and Trishul (23,360 feet). Then there are also Neelkanth, Nandaghunti, Nandaghat and Nandakot. On a clear day, the blue of the sky makes a splendid background to these peaks. At sunrise and at sunset, when the colour of the sky changes to a golden orange, the scene gets etched in your memory.
    When Gandhi Ji visited this place in 1929, its scenic beauty held him spellbound. He named it the ‘Switzerland of India’. He prolonged his two day stay to fourteen days, making time to write a book, ‘Anashakti Yoga’. The place where he was staying was originally a guest house of a tea estate. It was renamed ‘Anashakti Ashram’ after the book.
    Kausani is the birthplace of Sumitra Nandan Pant, India’s poet laureate. Its natural surroundings inspired many of his poems. Its tea gardens mingle with dense pine forests and fruit orchards. The area is also host to many fairs and religious ceremonies. If Uttarakhand is the abode of Gods, Kausani is God’s own backyard. There is no traffic, no one is in a hurry. If serenity could be put on a canvas, the picture would resemble Kausani.

    Average Rainfall in mm in Kausani (2000-2009)

    1. Kausani is situated at a height of ________ feet in the Central Himalayas.
      1. 6175
      2. 6075
      3. 4275
      4. 7125
    2. In which year Gandhi ji visited Kausani?
      1. 1914
      2. 1925
      3. 1929
      4. 1935
    3. At sunrise and at sunset the colour of the sky changes to
      1. blue
      2. white
      3. silverish grey
      4. golden orange
    4. Gandhi ji prolonged his two day stay to
      1. One week
      2. 15 days
      3. 10 days
      4. 14 days
    5. ________ is the abode of Gods.
      1. Almora
      2. Uttarakhand
      3. Kausani
      4. Switzerland
    6. Kausani is situated in ________Himalayas.
      1. Southern
      2. Northern
      3. Central
      4. Eastern
    7. Which month received the lowest rainfall in Kausani?
      1. March
      2. April
      3. January
      4. February
    8. The month which received almost half the rainfall of June is ________.
      1. May
      2. January
      3. February
      4. March
  4. Read the following passage carefully:
    There is nothing more frustrating than when you sit down at your table to study with the sincerest of intentions and instead of being able to finish the task at hand, you find your thoughts wandering. However, there are certain techniques that you can use to enhance your concentration. “Your concentration level depends on a number of factors,” says Samuel Ghosh, a social counsellor. “In order to develop your concentration span, it is necessary to examine various facets of your physical and internal environment,” she adds.
    To begin with, one should attempt to create a physical environment that is conducive to focused thought. Whether it is the radio, TV or your noisy neighbours, identify the factors that make it difficult for you to focus. For instance, if you live in a very noisy neighbourhood, you could try to plan your study hours in a nearby library.
    She disagrees with the notion that people can concentrate or study in an environment with distractions like a loud television, blaring music etc. “If you are distracted when you are attempting to focus, your attention and retention powers do not work at optimum levels,” cautions Ghosh. “Not more than two of your senses should be activated at the same time,” she adds. What that means is that music that sets your feet tapping is not the ideal accompaniment to your books.
    Also, do not place your study table or desk in front of a window. “While there is no cure for a mind that wants to wander, one should try and provide as little stimulus as possible. Looking out of a window when you are trying to concentrate will invariably send your mind on a tangent,” says Ghosh. Emails and phones can be two of the biggest distractions of all. If you don’t check email at the beginning of the day, then you’ll be able to spend the morning pursuing your own agenda rather than reacting to everybody else’s agenda and text messages, phone calls, or alerts interrupting your focus.
    The second important thing, she says, is to establish goals for oneself or to choose an anchor task, instead of setting a general target and then trying to accomplish what you can in a haphazard fashion. Assign one (and only one) priority to each work day. Although you plan to complete other tasks during the day, your priority task is the one non-negotiable thing that must get done. The power of choosing one priority is that it naturally guides your behaviour by forcing you to organize your life around that responsibility.  It is very important to decide what you have to finish in a given span of time. The human mind recognizes fixed goals and targets and appreciates schedules more than random thoughts. Once your thoughts and goals are in line, a focused system will follow.
    She recommends that you divide your schedule into the study and recreation hours. When you study, choose a mix of subjects that you enjoy and dislike and save the former for the last so that you have something to look forward to. For instance, if you enjoy verbal skill tests more than mathematical problems, then finish Maths first. Not only will you find yourself working harder, but you will also have a sense of achievement when you wind up. Try not to sit for more than 40 minutes at a stretch. Take a very short break to make a cup of tea or listen to a song and sit down again. Under no circumstances, should one sit for more than one and a half hours. Short breaks build your concentration and refresh your mind. However, be careful not to overdo the relaxation. It may have undesired effects.
    In addition, manage your energy, not your time. If a task requires your full attention, then schedule it for a time of day when you have the energy needed to focus. For example, let’s say you like writing. So if you have noticed that your creative energy is highest in the morning and that’s when you’re fresh, then that’s when you do your best writing. That’s when you make the best strategic decisions about your business. So, what do you do? You schedule creative tasks for the morning. All other business tasks are taken care of in the afternoon. This includes doing interviews, responding to emails, phone calls and Skype chats, data analysis and number crunching. Nearly every productivity strategy obsesses over managing your time better, but time is useless if you don’t have the energy you need to complete the task you are working on.
    More than anything else, do not get disheartened. Concentration is merely a matter of disciplining the mind. It comes with practice and patience and does not take very long to become a habit for life. Regardless of what strategy you use, just remember that anytime you find the world distracting you, all you need to do is commit to one thing. In the beginning, you don’t even have to succeed. You just need to get started.

    1. On the basis of your understanding of the above passage, make notes on it using headings and sub-headings. Use recognizable abbreviations (wherever necessary-minimum four) and a format you consider suitable. Also supply an appropriate title to it.
    2. Write a summary of the passage in about 80 words.
  5. Section B Grammar (Attempt any 7 questions)

  6. Fill in the following blanks given below choosing the most appropriate options from the ones that follow. (4)
    Everyone is not in a position to ____(a)____ the family and start living in a ____(b)____ room ____(c)____ the banks ____(d)____ the Ganga.

    1. (i) leave (ii) leaver (iii) tell (iv) leaving
    2. (i) small (ii) smaller (iii) smallest (iv) little
    3. (i) on (ii) in (iii) of (iv) off
    4. (i) in (ii) of (iii) on (iv) off
  7. Read the text carefully and answer the questions:
    Choose the correct options to fill in the blanks to complete the narration.
    Ganesh: Doctor my wife is unwell. May I know what will be the total expenses for her treatment?
    Dr. Gautam: Well, you will have to pay only six lakh for her treatment.
    Ganesh: Is there any concession?
    Dr. Gautam: No, not a penny. I want the complete amount together.
    Ganesh told Dr. Gautam that his wife was unwell and asked if (i)__________ for her treatment. The doctor replied that (ii)__________ for her treatment. Ganesh asked (iii)__________ The doctor refused to give any concession and further stated that (iv) ________.

    1. Ganesh told Dr. Gautam that his wife was unwell and asked if (i)__________ for her treatment.
      1. he might know what the total expenses would be
      2. he might know what the total expenses will be
      3. he might know if the total expenses would be
      4. he may know what the total expenses would be
    2. The doctor replied that (ii)__________ for her treatment.
      1. he would had to pay only six lakh
      2. he might have to pay only six lakh
      3. he will have to pay only six lakh
      4. he would have to pay only six lakh
    3. Ganesh asked (iii)__________ The doctor refused to give any concession
      1. if there was any concession.
      2. if there have been any concession.
      3. if there will be any concession.
      4. if there is any concession.
    4. and further stated that (iv) ________.
      1. he wanted the complete amount together
      2. he wants the amount completely together
      3. he would take the complete amount together
      4. he wants the complete amount together
  8. Section B Writing
  9. You want to purchase a flat. Draft an advertisement in about 50 words for a newspaper, detailing your requirements and your capacity to pay.

    OR

    Your brother has been missing from his home for the last two days. Draft an advertisement for a newspaper providing necessary details and offer a reward to the informer.

  10. You are a member of the SPCA. Draft a poster in not more than 50 words to create awareness on the need to prevent cruelty to animals. You are Suhas/Suhasini.

    OR

    Draft a poster advising to keep vehicular emission under control.

  11. Write a speech in 150-200 words on the topic, ‘Discipline shapes the future of a student’. It is to be delivered in the morning assembly. You are Karuna/Karan.

    OR

    After the rainy season is over, mosquitoes start breeding. They cause malaria, dengue, chikungunya, etc. These diseases can sometimes prove to be fatal. As the Principal of your school you have decided to deliver a speech on protection from mosquitoes. Write that speech in 150 – 200 words.

  12. It is a common perception that TV is the major distraction in the life of students today. Watching TV makes them suffer mentally and physically. That’s why television is called ‘idiot box’. Write a debate in 150-200 words on the issue.

    OR

    The government has banned the use of animals in the laboratories for the purpose of dissection. Write a debate in 150-200 words either for or against this decision.

  13. Section C Literature

  14. Read the text carefully and answer the questions:
    The Laburnum Top is silent, quite still
    In the afternoon yellow September sunlight ,
    A few leaves yellowing, all its seeds fallen.

    1. Identify the correct combination of the (given) poem and the poet.
      1. Ted Hughes : The Voice of the Rain
      2. Walt Whitman : The Laburnum Top
      3. Ted Hughes : The Laburnum Top
      4. Shirley Toulson : Childhood
    2. Mary said: Close your cluttered closet. Identify the similar figure of speech in the above extract used by Mary.
      1. Repetition
      2. Metaphor
      3. Alliteration
      4. Onomatopoeia
    3. Which of the following is not a part of the dominant ‘yellow’ colour in the poem?
      1. Goldfinch’s face
      2. The tree and its leaves
      3. The bird’s feathers
      4. The sunlight

    OR

    Read the text carefully and answer the questions:
    Where did my childhood go?
    It went to some forgotten place,
    That’s hidden in an infant’s face,
    That’s all I know

    1. Where does the poet think childhood can be found?
      1. Infant’s face
      2. Mother’s lap
      3. Childhood alleys
      4. Forgotten place
    2. Through the given lines of the poem, the poet wants to convey that ________
      1. Growing up involves maturity and logical thinking
      2. Imaginary places do not actually exist in the world
      3. Double-faced behaviour of the people in society
      4. Innocence of childhood disappears as one grows up
    3. The tone of the poet in the given poem is
      1. Contented
      2. Remorseful
      3. Jovial
      4. Happy
  15. Read the text carefully and answer the questions:
    The first indication of impending disaster came at about 6 p.m., with an ominous silence. The wind dropped, and the sky immediately grew dark. Then came a growing roar, and an enormous cloud towered aft of the ship. With horror, I realised that it was not a cloud, but a wave like no other I had ever seen. It appeared perfectly vertical and almost twice the height of the other waves, with a frightful breaking crest.

    1. Which word in the extract mean forthcoming?
      1. ominous
      2. growing
      3. roaring
      4. impending
    2. What is the wind dropped?
      1. wind slipped out the hands of author
      2. wind started coming from below the ship
      3. wind fell down
      4. speed of wind greatly reduced
    3. Why the sky had become dark?
      1. lights of the ship were switched off
      2. a wave was approaching ship
      3. a cloud was approaching ship
      4. night was approaching

    OR

    Read the text carefully and answer the questions:
    A FLAWLESS half-moon floated in a perfect blue sky on the morning we said our goodbyes. Extended banks of cloud like long French loaves glowed pink as the Sun emerged to splash the distant mountain tops with a rose-tinted blush. Now that we were leaving Ravu, Lhamo said she wanted to give me a farewell present. One evening I’d told her through Daniel that I was heading towards Mount Kailash to complete the kora, and she’d said that I ought to get some warmer clothes. After ducking back into her tent, she emerged carrying one of the long-sleeved sheepskin coats that all the men wore.

    1. The author was heading towards which place?
      1. Mount Everest
      2. None of these
      3. Mount Kailash
      4. K2
    2. Which of the following figure of speech has been used in the line banks of cloud like long French loaves?
      1. Alliteration
      2. Metaphor
      3. Oxymoron
      4. Simile
    3. Which of the following facts can be inferred from the above extract?
      1. Lhamo didn’t try to understand author
      2. Daniel was the translator of the author
      3. Daniel was the translator of the author and Moon and Sun were both visible in the sky
      4. Moon and Sun were both visible in the sky
  16. Read the text carefully and answer the questions:
    CYRIL: [moving to the table; annoyed] Why not?
    MRS. PEARSON: [coolly] I couldn’t bother.
    CYRIL: Feeling off-colour or something?
    Mrs. PEARSON: Never felt better in my life.
    CYRIL: [aggressively] What’s the idea then?
    MRS. PEARSON: Just a change.
    CYRIL: [briskly] Well, snap out of it, Ma-and get cracking. Haven’t too much time.

    1. What can you say about Cyril from the given lines?
      1. He is dumb and acts superior in front of his mother
      2. He takes his mother for granted
      3. He is arrogant and egoistic
      4. He always disrespect his mother
    2. The phrase feeling off colour means
      1. feeling sleepy
      2. feeling tired
      3. feeling ill
      4. feeling lazy
    3. Why does Cyril act aggressive?
      1. Because he was getting late
      2. Because his mother had not made tea for him
      3. Because his mother was behaving strangely
      4. Because his mother insulted him
    4. The change referred to Cyril is a change in the way she is treated by the neighbour.
      1. True
      2. False

    OR

    Read the text carefully and answer the questions:
    At the corner of the road I looked up at the name-plate. Marconi Street, it said. I had been at Number 46. The address was correct. But now I didn’t want to remember it any more. I wouldn’t go back there because the objects that are linked in your memory with the familiar life of former times instantly lose their value when, severed from them, you see them again in strange surroundings.

    1. Where was the name plate of Marconi Street put up?
      1. at the far end of the road ASKUS
      2. at the edge of the road
      3. at the front of the house
      4. at the corner of the road
    2. How did author convince herself that she had come at the right address?
      1. she had looked at the name of the street
      2. she had looked at the number of the house
      3. she had looked at the number of the house and name of the street
      4. she had looked at the colour of the house
    3. Why did she not want to remember the address?
      1. number of the house was already displayed
      2. she did not want to go there again
      3. name of the street was already displayed
      4. she had a poor memory
    4. Why did author not want to go back there again?
      1. she noticed her own thing there
      2. her own things had lost their importance for her
      3. her former life was still in her memory
      4. the surrounding was unfamiliar

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  17. Behind the apparent simplicity, the poem hides a deep meaning. What exactly does the poem convey to the reader? (The Voice of the Rain)

    OR

    How can you say that the photograph was taken on a windy day?

  18. Describe in brief how the grandmother spent half-an-hour with the sparrows. How did she feel then? Answer in the context of The Portrait of a Lady.

    OR

    How can you infer that the father wishes his son to remain at home with him? {Father to Son}

  19. What was the outcome of the interview between Mrs. Dorling and the narrator? Answer in the context of The Address.

    OR

    The wisest man said that the arch must be hanged. Then how did the arch escape the punishment? Answer in the context of The Tale of Melon City.

  20. Give a character sketch of Tutankham.

    OR

    Why does the poetess compare her mother’s laughter too and why? Answer in the context of A Photograph.

  21. You will probably agree that the story, The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse, does not have breathless adventure and exciting action. Then what in your opinion makes it interesting?

    OR

    For doctors, the duty towards the patients is foremost, irrespective of their own personal affairs. Discuss with reference to the chapter, Birth.

Class 11 – English Core
Sample Paper – 01 (2022-23)


Solution

  1. Class 11 English Sample Paper Section A Reading

    1. (d) The stamina of the climber
      Explanation: The stamina of the climber
    2. (a) Have a subtle presence of mind
      Explanation: Have a subtle presence of mind
    3. (b) Mountaineers carry equipment to record observations about weather and terrain
      Explanation: Mountaineers carry equipment to record observations about weather and terrain
    4. (a) All of these
      Explanation: All of these
    5. (d) They know about the place they live in
      Explanation: They know about the place they live in
    6. (d) All of these
      Explanation: All of these
    7. (b) They give an insider’s outlook to mountaineering
      Explanation: They give an insider’s outlook to mountaineering
    8. (c) Reach to the top
      Explanation: Reach to the top
    9. (d) Vicinity
      Explanation: Vicinity
    10. (d) Climber
      Explanation: Climber

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    1. (b) 6075
      Explanation: 6075
    2. (c) 1929
      Explanation: 1929
    3. (d) golden orange
      Explanation: golden orange
    4. (d) 14 days
      Explanation: 14 days
    5. (b) Uttarakhand
      Explanation: Uttarakhand
    6. (c) Central
      Explanation: Central
    7. (b) April
      Explanation: April
    8. (a) May
      Explanation: May
  2. Title: Techniques to Improve Concentration
    Notes:-

    1. Physical environment
      1. create phy. env. conducive to focused thought
      2. identify factors that make it diff. to focus
      3. e.g.
        – radio, TV or noisy neighbours
        – noisy neighbourhood-plan study hrs. in nearby lib.
    2. Avoid distractions
      1. distractions dec. attention & retention powers
      2. not more than 2 senses should be activated at same time
      3. avoid:
        – placing study table in front of window
        – music
        – emails & phones
    3. Goal and recreation
      1. choose anchor task
      2. est. your goals
      3. assign only one priority to each workday
      4. human mind recog. fixed goals, targets & schedule
      5. divide schedule into study & recreation hrs.
      6. don’t sit for more than 40 min. at a stretch
      7. org. yourself and your surroundings
    4. Manage energy, not time
      1. schedule most imp. task for when you’re most fresh (max. energy)
      2. time useless if no energy
      3. concentration is disciplining mind
      4. comes with practice & patience
      5. commit to one thing at a time
      6. get started
    • Abbreviations used: –
      phy. – physical
      env. – environment
      diff. – difficult
      hrs. – hours
      lib. – library
      dec. – decrease
      & – and
      recog. – recognizes
      min. – minutes
      imp. – important
      max. – maximum
      est. – establish
      org. – organise

    Summary:-
    Lack of focus or concentration is the most frustrating thing ever. When you are sincere in your intentions to finish a task and due to wandering thoughts, it is not completed, you get the most irritated. There are various techniques to improve and enhance one’s concentration. First, one should create a physical environment conducive to the focused thoughts. One should avoid distractions like music, emails and phones since distractions decrease attention and detention powers. There is no cure for a mind that wants to wander, so, one should try and provide as little stimulus as possible. One should choose an anchor task and assign only one priority to each workday because human mind recognizes fixed goals, targets and schedules. One should divide his schedule into study and recreation hours. One should try to manage energy and not time by scheduling the most important task for when one has the most energy. Concentration is disciplining mind and comes with practice and patience. Do not get disheartened as it does not take very long to become a habit for life. If you feel something is distracting you, just commit yourself to that task. It is not about getting success, but about getting started.

  3. Class 11 English Sample Paper Section B Grammar

  4. (Attempt any 7 questions)

    1. (i) leave
    2. (i) small
    3. (i) on
    4. (ii) of
    1. (a) he might know what the total expenses would be
      Explanation: he might know what the total expenses would be
    2. (d) he would have to pay only six lakh
      Explanation: he would have to pay only six lakh
    3. (a) if there was any concession.
      Explanation: if there was any concession.
    4. (a) he wanted the complete amount together
      Explanation: he wanted the complete amount together
  5. Section B Writing
  6. FOR PURCHASE For purchase DLF Flat in South City / DLF Colony with three bed-rooms, D/D with family lounge. Corner flat preferred. Price around 20 to 25 lacs. Bonafide owners or dealers to contact. M.K. Bhasin, 12, Pandara Road, New Delhi-110001. Phone 28659425.

    OR

    PERSON MISSING Girish Kumar, 12 years, 5’1″ fair complexion, average built, wearing a red striped shirt and blue jeans. Identification mark: scar over left eyebrow. Missing since 5th Jan 20XX from Palam Colony Delhi. Went to play at the nearby park around 5 p.m. and has not returned since then. The informer will be duly rewarded. Contact: SHO Palam Police station or call at 9999XXXXXX (Karishma, Sister).

  7. PREVENT CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

    Don’t just get angry-Get Active

    • Animals are beaten and neglected daily
    • They struggle for survival
    • They aren’t provided with food or water and are left in unsanitary conditions
    • Know whom to call to report animal cruelty
    • Contact local Police Station or SPCA to fight this crime
    • Together we need to build a better world
    • Let us sympathise towards those who remain mute and neglected for animals too deserve care

    SPCA
    96, Mayapuri, Delhi-56
    Ph: 968575XXXX, 256545XX

    Issued in Public Interest by Suhas, SPCA

    OR

    ARE YOU LEAVING THIS BEHIND…
    …FOR YOUR CHILDREN?
    KEEP YOUR
    EXHAUST
    EMISSION
    IN CHECK.

    Effects:

    • Global warming
    • Acid rain
    • Decreased air, soil and water quality
    • Skin & Eye irritation and allergies
    • Respiratory problems

    REDUCE POLLUTION, PROTECT LIFE
    Remember,
    any visible emission from your vehicle will attract heavy penalty and may even lead to cancellation of your registration/permit/fitness certificate.

    TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT
    Government of NCT, New Delhi.
  8. Discipline Shapes the Future of a Student

    Good morning everyone. Respected Principal Sir, honourable teachers and all my dear friends! Today I, Karan, of class XII A, stand before you to speak on the topic ‘Discipline shapes the future of a student’.
    Discipline is the most under-rated and the least understood aspect of a student’s life. Discipline is seen as the opposite of freedom. It is not seen as a synonym for an organised and goal-driven effort. In reality, it is absolutely necessary in moulding the future of a student.
    Discipline introduces direction and orients the lifestyle of a student. Without it, success is not possible. It’s discipline that shapes up your life, it’s discipline that makes you a gentleman, it’s discipline that makes you speak against wrong, and it’s discipline that defines your character.
    Discipline brings in a sense of responsibility, realisation and determination to strive hard each time after failure and stay grounded after achieving success. It is the key to having a strong foundation. Discipline cultivated in the early years is what shapes a student’s life in the formative years; it teaches the kind of attitude that a person should have, because a bad attitude is a deal-breaker no matter how rich one is or how many degrees one has.
    Discipline is used to bring out the traits and characteristics in a person that are helpful for a better outcome and in making success effortless. Hence, discipline should not be an option but a compulsion in a student’s life.
    Thank you!

    OR

    Protection from Mosquitoes

    Good morning everyone. Dear teachers, staff members and students, today I would like to draw your attention on the need to be aware about the mosquitoes and the havoc they create.
    After every rainy season, there is a menace of mosquitoes as their numbers swell very fast. Many diseases like malaria, dengue and chikungunya result from mosquito bites. These diseases sometimes prove to be fatal. We should always remember that prevention is better than cure. We can take a number of steps to protect ourselves and others from mosquito bites and the resultant diseases.
    The first step is to apply any insect-repellent cream on uncovered skin during the daytime. The next step is to wear full sleeved tops or shirts and pants to cover as much skin as possible.
    Also try to sleep under a mosquito net during the night to prevent mosquito bite. One of the major actions that should be taken is to not allow stagnant water around our homes, as mosquitoes live and breed in such waters. Water should not be allowed to accumulate in pools, discarded tyres, coolers, empty pots etc. One should also make sure that windows and door screens do not have any holes in them that allow entry of mosquitoes.
    Our lives become still when we are unhealthy. So keep yourself and your families safe, by learning about the symptoms, treatments and preventive measures of mosquito-borne diseases. As they say, health is wealth!
    Thank you!

     

  9. For the Motion

    Honourable jury members, worthy opponents and my dear friends,
    Today, I Rohini of class XII, stand before you to speak in favour of the motion, “The name idiot box given to television is appropriate”.
    There is no denying to the fact that television has become one of the most prominent and common media for communication today. However, this vast media, running into everyone’s home today, is also responsible for carrying wrong information.
    Relying on or believing the information telecasted by TV becomes a challenge today as a result of the increasing competition among various channels. Television also acts as the greatest distraction for the students. Students become addicted to it. This ultimately spoils their studies and their physical health as they hardly go out to play. They spend most of their time watching TV and most often watching programmes that aren’t necessarily beneficial for them.
    Some unwanted scenes, frequently shown on television, like smoking, use of alcohol, violence etc. might have a bad effect on the children’s minds. Another major disadvantage is that watching television for long hours might disturb a person’s sleep cycle, daily routine, and also severely affect one’s health, including the eyesight. Television also induces people to shift from needs to wants. The advertisements on TV attract people to change their brands and increase their needs and wants.
    It is due to these disadvantages that after the advent of computer and internet, television has considerably lost its importance in the society. The name idiot box given to television is thus absolutely appropriate.
    Thank you!
    Against the Motion

    Honourable jury members, worthy opponents and my dear friends,
    Today, I Rohini of class XII, stand before you to speak against the motion, “The name idiot box given to television is appropriate”.
    Television has been known as an ‘idiot box’ for a long time now. But does it hold any relevance today? The answer would be ‘no’. The name ‘idiot-box’ is not apt in today’s scenario. Today, the television has so much to teach and preach that it is no less than an amazing box. The news channels update people with all the latest happenings in the nation and in the world. One can practice yoga and maintain health  through the recreational and health related programmes. There are numerous channels designed for entertainment through TV serials and movies.
    One can know about the secrets of nature and wildlife and learn a lot through educative channels like National Geographic, Discovery Channel etc. These days, TV comes with parental control so as to keep a check on the kids and the programmes they are watching. Spreading awareness regarding social issues like pulse polio programme, eradication of malnutrition, etc. has been made easy through the medium of television, as the message reaches the masses effectively. My opponent has stated the health related issues due to television. But is it not true that kids get sick by playing in the rain or get contagious diseases? So, looking at the brighter side of television, it would not be wrong to say that television should be given a new name in accordance with its benefits. The name idiot box given to television is thus not appropriate.
    Thank you!

    OR

    For the Motion

    Honourable judges, my worthy opponents and dear students,
    Today, I Meena of class XII, will speak in favour of the motion, ‘Government’s ban on dissection of animals in laboratories is justified.’
    I am sure many of you have pets in your homes. The fact that animals too have feelings, just as human beings do, is not unknown to anyone.
    Do they not respond to feelings of affection or even when they are reprimanded for some wrong action on their part? Why then would someone want to kill animals without any fault of theirs? My opponents will say that it is required for the purpose of research. Well, we are living in the most technologically-advanced century ever; thus, the research can be carried out by using modern technology and without dissecting animals.
    My honourable opponents will surely point out that this is a part of education, especially for the science students to practically observe what they have been taught in theory. But in my opinion, this can be done by providing models of suitable cross-sections of the insides of the animals. Such models can be made by commercial organisations for sale to educational institutions. This will also prevent repetition of such killing and dissection in future. Hence, it is my earnest appeal to ban the use of animals in laboratories for the purpose of dissection. Thank you!

    Against the Motion

    Honourable judges, my worthy opponents and dear students,
    Today, I Meena of class XII, will express my views against the motion, ‘Government’s ban on dissection of animals in laboratories is justified.’
    Students need to be provided a practical experience for the theoretical knowledge gained by them through books. And the dissection of animals in the school laboratories is merely a part of the same. The students procure an opportunity to actually put their learning into practice. It should not be looked at as an unjust practice, because such an activity is meant to develop the student’s knowledge of the elements and functions of the living beings. The students don’t kill and sell the animals or do any other illegal thing. They are not taught anything immoral. They simply get a practical experience regarding what they learn in class.
    The dissection of animals has a scientific purpose. It is a mode of hands-on education for students so that they can learn beyond the pages of the textbook and actually look at what they are taught. We should give more credit to the sensitivity and intelligence of our students and not believe that a dissection class will make them more prone to animal violence.
    Students should be taught the value of animal life by making them understand how an animal has the same kind of organs as human beings do and perform similar functions. The governing philosophy behind teaching students to dissect animals should be that life, whether human or animal, is the same; each living being is tied to the other by its inner similarity.
    Thus, a ban on dissection of animals in school laboratories would not be the best course of action in such a case. I hope my views on this topic were substantial enough to throw a light on this topic.
    Thank you!
  10. Class 11 English Sample Paper Section C Literature

    1. (c) Ted Hughes : The Laburnum Top
      Explanation: Ted Hughes : The Laburnum Top
    2. (c) Alliteration
      Explanation: Alliteration
    3. (a) Goldfinch’s face
      Explanation: Goldfinch’s face

    OR

    1. (a) Infant’s face
      Explanation: Infant’s face
    2. (d) Innocence of childhood disappears as one grows up
      Explanation: Innocence of childhood disappears as one grows up
    3. (b) Remorseful
      Explanation: Remorseful
    1. (d) impending
      Explanation: impending
    2. (d) speed of wind greatly reduced
      Explanation: speed of wind greatly reduced
    3. (b) a wave was approaching ship
      Explanation: a wave was approaching ship

    OR

    1. (c) Mount Kailash
      Explanation: Mount Kailash
    2. (d) Simile
      Explanation: Simile
    3. (c) Daniel was the translator of the author and Moon and Sun were both visible in the sky
      Explanation: Daniel was the translator of the author and Moon and Sun were both visible in the sky.
    1. (b) He takes his mother for granted
      Explanation: He takes his mother for granted.
    2. (c) feeling ill
      Explanation: feeling ill
    3. (b) Because his mother had not made tea for him
      Explanation: Because his mother had not made tea for him
    4. (b) False
      Explanation: The ‘change’ referred to Cyril is a change in the way she is treated by the family.

    OR

    1. (d) at the corner of the road
      Explanation: at the corner of the road
    2. (c) she had looked at the number of the house and name of the street
      Explanation: she had looked at the number of the house and name of the street
    3. (b) she did not want to go there again
      Explanation: she did not want to go there again
    4. (b) her own things had lost their importance for her
      Explanation: her own things had lost their importance for her

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  11. The poem is not merely a description of the life-cycle of rain. It has a deeper meaning. Rain is a poem or thing of beauty of Earth and so is song or music. The comparison between rain and music and their function: making the Earth pure and beautiful conveys the eternal role of natural phenomenon and art in real life.

    OR

    In the photograph, the girls are seen smiling through their hair. The wind had made their hair fly over their faces. This shows that the photograph was taken on a windy day.

  12. The grandmother usually fed the sparrows in the afternoon. She sat in the Verandah, She broke bread into little bits. Hundreds of sparrows would gather there. They would chirrup noisily. Some perched on her legs and shoulders. Some sat even on her head. She enjoyed feeding them. She never pushed them away. It was her happiest moment half an hour.

    OR

    The father finds son’s interests quite different. He is home bound, whereas the son is on the look out for fresh avenues. He aspires for a word of his own. The father wants him to return home even if he undergoes losses by his extravagant ventures. He is willing to make up with him if he agrees to live with him.

  13. The interview was a flop as far as the narrator was concerned. Mrs. Dorling refused to see her and talk to her in spite of the narrator’s repeated requests.

    OR

    When the arch was being taken to be hanged, one of the Councillors commented that it would be disgraceful to hang a thing that had touched the king’s head. The king agreed and decided that the arch should not be hanged.

  14. Tutankhamun was a pharaoh of ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptians gave their kings the title of pharaoh. Tutankhamun lived from 1370 BC to 1332 BC. His original name was Tutankhaten. He changed his name to Tutankhamun, which means ‘living image of Amun’. He brought back all the old laws and ways of life. He ruled for about nine years — and then died unexpectedly. He was the last heir of a powerful family that had ruled Egypt for centuries. His death meant the end of a dynasty. Thus his death was a big event in history. It is even thought that he could have been murdered. His tomb was discovered in 1922 by the British archaeologist Howard Carter.

    OR

    The mother’s laughter that used to echo in the house when she was alive has now become the poet’s past. The comparison is given in order to remember the mother with fondness while looking at her photograph.

  15. It is the simplicity of the narrator that makes it interesting. The story gives a true picture of a certain Armenian tribe. It was a poor tribe but thrived with their hallmarks of trust and honesty. In spite of their poverty and hunger, these people lived an honest and joyful life. The basic goodness of these people forms the theme of this story. The two boys enjoy riding a stolen horse, yet they can’t be called thieves. They don’t intend to keep the horse with them forever. And they return it the moment they see that it would be no longer safe to keep it. The other interesting element in this story is its gentle humour. Mourad’s charming self-confidence and Khosrove’s craziness of ‘There is no harm, pay no attention to it’ add their own beauty to the narrative of the story that grasps the reader’s interest.

    OR

    It is believed that after God, it is the doctors who carry the potential to save lives. We should never forget that doctors themselves are human beings. Troubles and miseries are part of their life too. They too feel distressed and depressed but still need to treat their patients and consider their duty as their foremost priority. As it was presented in the plot, Dr. Andrew made frantic efforts to save the lives of Mrs. Susan Morgan and her child. He used his intuition and medical knowledge to save the lifeless child when there was no hope. Though he was quite upset before coming to Joe Morgan’s house, Dr. Andrew stayed there, as he realised that the case demanded all his attention. He could barely see his own future but was diligent enough to realise his call of duty. Hence we can say that even though being preoccupied with his own personal affairs, he did not forget his duty and made sincere attempts to save lives.

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