(Papers) CTET DEC-2019 Exam PAPER-1 : English Language -
Directions : Read the passage given below and answer the questions that
follow by choosing the correct/most appropriate options :
Freedom is one of the most important factors in life. Man has fought
politically all over the world for freedom. Religions have promised freedom, not
in this world but in another. In the capitalist countries, individual freedom
exists to some degree, and in the communist world it has been denied. From
ancient times, freedom has meant a great deal to man, and there have been its
opponents, not only political but religious through Inquisition, by
excommunication, tortures and banishments, and the total denial of man’s search
for freedom. There have been wars and counter-wars fought for freedom. This has
been the pattern of man’s endeavours for freedom throughout history.
Freedom of self-expression and freedom of speech and thought exist in some
parts of the world, but in others it does not. Those who have been conditioned,
revolt against their backgrounds. This reaction which takes different forms is
called ‘freedom’. The reaction to politics is often to shun the field of
One economic reaction is to form small communities based on some ideology
or under the leadership of one person, but these soon disintegrate. The
religious reaction against established organisations of belief is to revolt,
either by joining other religious organisations or by following some guru or
leader or by joining some cult. Or one denies the whole religious endeavour.
One thinks of freedom only as freedom of movement, either physical or
movements of thought. It appears that one always seeks freedom on the surface.
Surely, this is rather a limited freedom, involving a great deal of conflict,
wars and violence. 2 Inner freedom is something entirely different.
It has its roots not in the idea of freedom but in the reality of freedom.
It covers all the endeavours of man. Without inner freedom life will always be
an activity within the limited circle of time and conflict.
1. Which methods do authorities not use to suppress people fighting for
2. Reaction against established religion prompts people not to :
(a) join other religious organisations.
(b) to start a new religion.
(c) follow some guru.
(d) join some cult.
3. Real freedom, according to author, is
(a) economic freedom.
(b) inner freedom.
(c) political freedom.
(d) religious freedom.
4. Read the following sentences :
A. Individual freedom does not exist at all in capitalist countries.
B. People do not have individual freedom in communist countries.
(a) A is false, B is true.
(b) A is true, B is false.
(c) Both A and B are true.
(d) Both A and B are false.
5. Which word is most similar in meaning to the word ‘endeavours’ as used in
the passage ? (Para 1)
6. Which word is the most opposite in meaning to the word, ‘shun’ as used in
the passage ? (Para 2)
7. Which part of the following sentence contains an error ?
(a) There is no doubt
(b) that hard work
(c) paves the way
(d) to success.
8. Which of the following statements is not true?
(a) Man can enjoy life only in an environment of freedom.
(b) Material progress cannot be achieved without freedom.
(c) Freedom is not one of the most important factors in life.
(d) Freedom helps man evolve morally and spiritually.
Directions : Read the passage given below carefully and answer the questions
that follow by selecting the correct/most appropriate options.
Water is the core of life; hence water must be central to our spiritual
thinking. Water is not only most of earth, but also most of life. Therefore
water conservation must be our deepest concern.
The Himalayan mountain range is among the highest, youngest and most
fragile ecosystem of the planet. The Himalayas have given us some of the great
river systems of the earth including the Indus, Ganga, Brahmaputra, Nu Salween,
Yangtze and the Mekong. The Himalayas are also called the ‘Third Pole’, for they
contain the largest mass of ice and snow outside the earth’s polar region, the
north and south poles. There is a permanent snowline above 5,000 metres. Some of
the glaciers in the region are the longest outside the two poles.
The Himalayas serve as water towers, providing water on a sustained basis
to more than 1,000 million people and millions of hectares of land in South
Asia. The greenery, benevolent climate, highly productive ecosystems, food
production and overall happiness in South Asia are in fact, attributable to the
bounty of the Himalayas. They are not only beautiful; they are life-givers.
Little wonder that they are venerated as the abode of gods.
To keep the Third Pole preserved through assured conservation is one of
the greatest challenges for the contemporary world. Himalayan mountains are a
common but fragile natural resource. As mountain ecosystems have enormous
bearing on the earth’s systems, their special care, regeneration and
conservation of their pristine resources would only bring more happiness, peace
and prosperity to large parts of the world. In Agenda 21, Chapter 13 of the
United Nations, the importance of mountains is underlined : “mountain
environments are essential to the survival of global ecosystems.” The Himalayas
in the state of Uttarakhand are especially rich in water resources. This area is
home to dozens of perennial streams and numerous other rain-fed rivers along
with innumerable rivulets, waterfalls and ponds, etc.
9. Which of the following has not been mentioned in the passage ?
(a) The Himalayas provide us with highly productive eco-systems.
(b) The Himalayas provide water to more than 1000 million people.
(c) The Himalayas irrigate millions of hectares of land.
(d) The Himalayas form the back bone of our tourism industry.
10. Which of the following is false ?
(a) The Himalayan mountains are a fragile resource.
(b) Climate change has little effect on the Himalayas.
(c) They bring prosperity to large parts of the world.
(d) They have some of the longest glaciers.
11. What is not so special about the Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand ?
The Himalayan state has :
(a) many perennial streams.
(b) huge mineral deposits.
(c) many rain fed rivers.
(d) numerous waterfalls and ponds.
12. Which one of the following words is most similar in meaning to the word,
13. Which word is opposite in meaning to the word, ‘benevolent’?
14. Which part of speech is the underlined word in the following sentence ?
The area is home to dozens of perennial streams.
15. In the context of the passage which of the following is not true? Water
should be central to our thinking because :
(a) We cannot survive without water.
(b) It is a life-line for our farmers.
(c) It is considered holy by most religions.
(d) It is the core of life.
16. A teacher wants to create a language rich environment in her class. She
(a) establish a language lab in her class.
(b) motivate parents to buy language games and activities.
(c) provide an opportunity where the language is seen, noticed and used by
(d) ask students to use only English while communicating in the class with
17. Literature for children is considered as a/an__reading.
(a) additional burden on
(b) authentic source of
(c) hindrance material for
(d) inspirational source of
18. Which one of the following is not a form of literature for children ?
(a) Picture books
(c) Myths and legends
(d) Tales of heroes of history
19. Which one of the following statements is not correct about Print Rich
(a) It consists of context-based relevant material for children such as
pictures, rhymes, stories etc.
(b) Once the material is pasted on walls, it should not be removed for the whole
(c) Pictures / posters give children an opportunity to talk about things,
persons and happenings.
(d) Encourage children to create their own poems, posters, stories etc. and
display them in the class.
20. A teacher gives a task of dialogue completion to class V students. The
role of this task in language learning will be _____.
(a) teaching of structures.
(b) the separation of spoken and written forms of language.
(c) to facilitate conversation by giving specific language practice using
(d) to provide frequent feedback only on grammatical errors.
21. Using ‘realia’ in the language class means bringing ____.
(a) real life situations to communicate.
(b) real objects as teaching aids.
(c) realistic objectives and targets for the learners.
(d) real level of child’s learning to the knowledge of parents.
22. The multilingual nature of the Indian class-room must be used as a
resource so that ____.
(a) every child feels secure and accepted.
(b) every child learns at the same pace.
(c) children can learn many languages.
(d) the teacher develops language proficiency.
23. An English textbook for class I starts with pictures, poems and stories
and ends with alphabets in the end. Which approach does this kind of arrangement
reflectin language pedagogy?
(a) Eclectic approach
(b) Bottom-up approach
(c) Top down approach
(d) Language across curriculum approach
24. While checking the notebooks the teacher observed that a child has
repeatedly made some errors in writing such as reverse image as b-d, m-w. The
child is showing the signs
(a) learning preference
(b) learning style
(c) learning disability
(d) learning differences
25. A teacher is telling a story with actions and gestures to class III
students. After this she asked them to draw pictures on the story in groups. Why
do you think she asked them to draw pictures on the story?
(a) She wanted to assess their colouring and drawing skills.
(b) She had completed her lesson as per her lesson plan so, she engaged them in
(c) She wanted to assess their comprehension of the story.
(d) She wanted to see the participation of children while drawing.
26. Active vocabulary consists of words which are _____.
(a) used occasionally
(b) difficult to pronounce
(c) used frequently
(d) phonological and lexical
27. The major aim of teaching poetry is
(a) vocabulary development
(b) enjoyment and appreciation.
(c) development of grammar.
(d) making learners to became poets.
28. Morpheme is the
(a) smallest unit of a word.
(b) smallest unit of meaning that cannot be broken up.
(c) unit of a word that can be broken up into new meaning.
(d) smallest unit of a phrase.
29. A teacher of class II uses learner’s knowledge and language to build a
bridge between his mother tongue and English language teaching. Here learner’s
language is used in teaching English as a
30. BICS stands for
(a) Bilingual Integrated Content and Syllabus
(b) Bilingual Interdependent Course and Syllabus
(c) Basic Interrelated Communication Strategies
(d) Basic Interpersonal Communicative Skills
1. (c), 2. (b), 3. (b), 4. (a), 5. (b), 6. (c), 7. (a), 8. (c), 9. (d), 10. (b)
11. (b), 12. (a), 13. (a), 14. (c), 15. (d), 16. (c), 17. (b), 18. (b), 19. (b),
21.(b), 22. (a), 23. (c), 24. (c), 25. (c), 26. (c), 27. (b), 28. (b), 29. (c),