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English Communicative



Code No. 101 (COMMUNICATIVE) Set B

MM: 70

Time 3 hrs.

The Question paper is divided into three sections:

Section A:


20 Marks

Section B:

Writing & Grammar

25 Marks

Section C:


25 Marks

General Instructions

1.  All questions are compulsory.

2.  You may attempt any section at a time.

3.  All questions of that particular section must be attempted in the correct order.


Section A

Reading – 20 marks



Read the following passage carefully:

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was born on December 5, 1901, in Hermosa,

Illinois. He lived most of his childhood in Marceline, Missouri, where he began  drawing,  painting  and  selling  pictures  to  neighbours  and  family friends. Disney attended McKinley High School in Chicago, where he took drawing and photography classes and was a contributing cartoonist for the school paper. At night, he took courses at the Chicago Art Institute. When Disney was 16, he dropped out of school to join the army but was rejected for being underage. Instead, he joined the Red Cross and was sent to  France for a year to drive an ambulance.   When Disney returned from France in  1919, he moved back to Kansas City to pursue a career as a newspaper artist. His brother Roy got him a job at the Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio, where he met  cartoonist Ubbe Eert Iwwerks, better known as Ub Iwerks. From there, Disney worked at the Kansas City Film Ad Company, where he made commercials based on cutout animation. Around this time, Disney  began   experimenting  with  a   camera,  doing  hand-drawn   cel animation, and decided to open his own  animation business. From the ad company, he recruited Fred Harman as his first employee.

Walt and Harman made a deal with a local Kansas City theater to screen their   cartoons,  which  they  called Laugh-O-Grams.  The  cartoons  were hugely popular, and Disney was able to acquire his own studio, upon which he bestowed the same name. Laugh-O-Gram hired a number of employees, including Harman's brother Hugh and Iwerks. They did a series of seven- minute fairy tales that combined both live action and animation, which they called Alice in Cartoonland.  By 1923, however, the studio had become burdened with debt, and Disney was forced to declare bankruptcy.

Disney  and  his  brother,  Roy,  soon  pooled  their  money  and  moved  to

Hollywood. Iwerks also relocated to California, and there the three began



the Disney Brothers' Studio. Their first deal was with New York distributor

Margaret Winkler, to distribute their Alice cartoons. They also invented a character called Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and contracted the shorts at

$1,500 each.

1.1 Answer the following questions briefly:

(a) What did Walt Disney learn in his childhood? (b) Why was Walt not selected in the army?

(c) How did Walt’s brother help him in Kansas?

(d) What did Walt learn at Kansas City Film Ad Company? (e) Name the first employee of Ad Company.

(f) What deal was made with the Kansas City theatre? (g)Write briefly about Alice in the Cartoonland. (h)What was the deal made with Margaret Winkler?









Read the following passage carefully:

1.    Maybe you’re bored of bananas, apples and grapes and need a fresh produce pick? A nutrient-rich serving of kiwifruit may be just what  you  need.  A  serving  of  kiwifruit  (2  kiwis)  has  twice  the vitamin C of an  orange, as much potassium as a banana and the fiber of a bowl of whole grain cereal–all for less than 100 calories!

2.   The fuzzy fruit is sky-high in both soluble and insoluble fiber, both of   which  are  essential  for  promoting  heart  health,  regulating digestion,   and   lowering   cholesterol   levels—that’s   a   winning trifecta. Kiwi fruit has also been considered a “nutritional all-star,” as Rutgers University researchers found that kiwifruit has the best nutrient density of 21 commonly consumed fruits.

3.   Along  with  vitamin  C,  kiwi  fruit  are  rich  in  many  bioactive compounds that have antioxidant capacity to help to protect against free  radicals, harmful by-products produced in the body. If you want  clean   energy,  think  of  kiwifruit  because  they’re  rich  in magnesium, a nutrient essential to convert food into energy.

4.   A kiwi fruit also doubles as a peeper-keeper by supplying your eyes with  protective  lutein,  a  carotenoid  that’s  concentrated  in  eye tissues and helps protect against harmful free radicals. Kiwifruit is also packed with blood pressure-lowering potassium. In fact, a 100- gram serving of  kiwifruit—that’s about one large kiwi—provides

15% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of potassium.

5.   Kiwi fruit has been growing in New Zealand for over 100 years.

Once the fruit gained in popularity, other countries started to grow them including Italy, France, Chile, Japan, South Korea and Spain. At  first,   kiwis  were  referred  to  as  ‘Yang  Tao’  or  ‘Chinese Gooseberry,’ but the name was ultimately changed to kiwifruit so

that everyone would know where the fruit came from.



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