(Papers) CISCE : Download Class X Exam Papers-2017 (English Language)
English Language-1 :
- Subject : English Language
- Year : 2017
- Duration : 3 Hour
- Attempt all four questions.
- The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ].
- (You are advised to spend not more than 50 minutes on Question 1, 40 minutes on Question 2, 30 minutes on Question 3 and 1 hour on Question 4.)
- (You should begin each answer on a fresh page.)
Write a composition (in approximately 450-500 words) on any one of the following subjects: 
(You are reminded that you will be rewarded for orderly and coherent presentation of material, use of appropriate style and general accuracy of spelling, punctuation and grammar.)
(a) Imagine that you visited a remote village untouched by the influence of technology. Describe the village, the people, their routine and at least one person you met there. How did you feel at first? What were your feelings
when you had to return?
(b) You were waiting at the ATM booth of Focus Bank, when a white car drew up and four men with masks rushed into the bank. Narrate how an attempted bank robbery was foiled by an alert security guard.
(c) ‘Today’s youth is more practical and less swayed by emotions’. Argue for or against the given statement.
(e) ‘It is easier to preach than to practise’. Express your views on the given statement.
(f) Write an original short story beginning with the following words:
“Everything went horribly wrong that evening……”.
As a reporter you have visited a number of hospitals in your city. Write a newspaper report entitled ‘City Hospitals’, based on the following points: 
Buildings and infrastructure – maintenance of the hospitals – quality of services – Doctors – nursing staff – waiting period for treatment – emergency facilities – other facilities available – medical equipment – overall opinion.