Sample Paper Class
-X (English) ( 2007 -08)
Class - X
Subject: English Communicative
( code :-101)
( M.M :- 100)
I (12 Marks)
Get Physical while gaming
playing video games makes kids less active & contributes obesity, why
not create more video games that
require activity? This question prompted Mayo Clinic researchers to
scientifically measure the energy spent playing video games & examine
options to make children hooked to electronic screens more active.
We know if children play video games that require movement, they burn more
energy than they would while sitting & playing traditional screen games,”
writes Loraine Lanningham-Foster, Mayo obesity researcher and study leader of
U.S. “ The point is that children- very focused on screen games- can be made
healthier if activity is a required part of the game.”
The results showed that sitting while watching television and playing
traditional video games expended the same amount of energy. When participants
played with the first activity – oriented video game, one that uses a camera
to virtually “ place” them in the game where they catch balls and other
objects, their energy expenditure tripled. The result was the same for the lean
and mildly obese children.
there is no published data for India, clinicians say an average school-age child
in urban India spends over 4 hrs. a day-28 hrs. a week – in front of a screen
and it’s impact is showing in the rising rates of obesity in urban children.
What can make a difference is keeping track of what children do .A
study reported in the ‘Journal of Adolescence’ last year said that children
whose parents limit the amount of time they could play.” It is for doctors and
parents to advise children on choosing healthy habits such as limiting screen
time, becoming more active & eating the right kind of food,” says
nutritionist Ishi Khosla.
“Computers and games are great tools for education, but it is for
parents to ensure that the tool does become more important than the subject
being taught.” adds Nagpal.
the basis of your reading of the above passage, complete the following
video games has made children a) ……..
games that require movement burn b)…….
If activity is made a part
of the game children can be c)……
Clinicians say an average school age child in urban India
Computers and games are great tools
e)…… but Nagpal added that parents have to ensure f)…..
Parents needs to advise children g)…….
According to Mayo researchers, while focusing on screen games, children
can be made healthier h)….
out the words which mean the same as :- ( 4m)
effect / influence Para 4
She may not have followed in the footsteps of Kalpana Chawla
or Sunita Williams. But she has made a splash in the Indian Diaspora by her own
feat. Neha Hotchandani, the first Indian woman to join Uncle Sam’s Army and to
think that she is only 20 !
then, Neha’s life has been different from that of most Gujarati girls . Her
mother Renu says,”She has been adventurous since childhood & has always
loved challenges- an attitude that has stood her in good stead. We want her to
go out and conquer the world, regardless of risks associated with her job.”
Renu herself is a fitness expert who runs aerobic dance and yoga classes in
Gandhidham in addition to looking after the administration at her husband’s
Neha born in Ahmedabad on April 10, 1986, grew up in Adipur and Gandhidham. An
alumna of the Mount Carmel High School of Gandhidham, she graduated from HL
Commerce College in Ahmedabad.
(4) “ She
may have been a student of commerce and finance, but she is a lover of the
arts” says mother Renu. “ She writes poetry, is an accomplished western
dancer, and crazy about jazz,” gushes father Dr. Hiralal
Hotchandani, an orthopaedic surgeon.
There is so much peer pressure in Gandhidham that I was fed up. Though the
situation was quite different in my family, I noticed that other youngsters of
my age didn’t have the freedom to pursue what they wanted to do. Feeling
uncomfortable in such an environment, I decided to set off for the US for higher
studies,” says Neha.
she had “ never dreamt” to be in the armed forces. It was “sheer
chance”. Neha, however, does not
high opinion of the Indian Army. “I’m not at all impressed by the Indian
Army, to say the least. Even if I get an opportunity, I don’t think I’ll
ever join it”, she remarks matter –of factly.
“ I must, however, say that Army training should be compulsory for every
Indian. It helps you become a better citizen”, says the ebullient girl.
the basis of your reading of the above passage complete the following
characteristics of Neha’s
childhood behaviour ….
of Neha’s - Mother
3. Besides a
student of commerce she also have interest in …..
to Neha, why should Army training be made compulsory ?
You are Saurabh / Surabhi. Your school has planned to organize summer camp in
your school for the session 2008. Draft a
Notice, to inform all the students about the various curricular activities which
are going to take place during this camp. Also mention that , one student can
participate in not more than 2 activities. (
50 words) (5 M)
You are Shashank / Shashi. Your sister’s marriage has been settled. Write a
telegram to your elder brother who is staying in a hostel,
Shimla, informing him about the news. Also ask him his holiday schedule
so that the date may be fixed accordingly. (
25 words) (5 M)
Nowadays every third day, we come to know either through news channel
/ newspaper about some terrorist threat or bomb explosion in the markets, at the
railway stations, historical / religious places etc.
There is a
threat /fear or feeling of insecurity among the common people. You are Sakshit /
Sakshi, residing at 34, Cantt road,Agra. Write a letter to the editor of ‘The
Indian Express’ Delhi, highlighting the problem & requesting the higher
authorities to take immediate step towards the problem. Also suggest some
measures how common people can help to solve the problem. (150 words) (10 m)
Although Veerappan is dead, the threat to wild life continues to loom large
thanks to scores of lesser Veerappans i.e. poachers & smugglers of rare
animal skins, claws, bones, precious herbs& wood.
article for the magazine, in not more than 150 – 200 words, highlighting the
problem in the magazine, expressing your concern at the threat to India’s
wildlife and suggesting how children can help conservationists and the
government in checking in it. You are Ankit / Ankita living at 67, Abou Lane,
Pune. (10 m)
the passage given below, there is one error in each line. Write the incorrect
word along with the correct word in your answer sheet against the correct blank
number. Ensure that incorrect word is underlined. The first one has been done
for you as an example. ( ½ x 8=4)
success on getting China e.g
to commit on
banning tigers a)
being bred in
captivity for trade
in body parts addressed key
concerns. At the
conference of parties to a
International trade e)
Species, China had
keep the ban restricted g)
international trade on parts h)
derivatives of such tigers.
Rearrange the following words and phrase to form meaningful sentences.
The first one has been done for you as an example. Write the answers against the
correct blank numbers in your answer sheet. (1x4=4M)
Youngsters / get / to see / you.
You get to
just out / searching / school , / desperately / for / right / of / the /
There is / the / then /
problem of / the / choosing / best / of / combination / courses.
dilemma / are / a / in / students.
(d) whether /
for / to go / traditional / or / courses / opt / more / recently / for / options
C.3 Complete the following
paragraph by filling it with only One
word :- (1/2x8=4M)
a)….. own days in college. I (b)
… from one of the country’s elitist institutions
c)…. Learning while a d)….
Of my classmates came e)….
maintained a low profile g)…. gave a h)……..
inkling of their true potential.
at the newspaper items given below. Then use the information in the headlines to
complete the paragraphs. Write the answers in your answer sheets against the
correct blank number:- ( 3m)
CLASS XII AND
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The Central Board of Secondary
Education……., beginning from March 7.
REDUCE TAX ON INSULIN.
The Diabtic Research Centre, Delhi, today…………..
( c) DRIVE AGAINST LIQUOR
The Police ……..
engaged in smuggling of liquor to the state.
below are some conversation. Complete the dialogues by filling in the gaps in
any suitable way. Write the correct answers in your answer sheet against the
correct blank number. ( 5 m)
Where (a)………… the
was playing with my friends.
permission ? If you had, I would have gladly given it to you.
(c )…… even during recess ?
Yes, you have to. See, if you want to stay here, you (d)….. rules of
school. Do you understand.
Yes, Sir. I am sorry. It (e)…… future
Literature) ( 30 Marks)
the extract given below and answer the questions that follow. Write the answers
in your answer sheet in one or two lines. Number the answers correctly
They clicked their tongues With
every movement that the scorpion made His poison moved in mother’s blood, they said.
Name the poem & the
b) Who are ‘they’ ? 1 M
c) Why do they hope that the scorpion should sit still ? 1
d) What do
these words tell us about ‘them’ ? 1 M
D.2 - O
chariotest to their dark wintry bed.
seeds, where they lie cold and low,
Each like a
corpse within its grave, until
sister of the spring shall blow.
has been addressed in the above lines ?
Name the poetic devices used in the above lines.
What does the poet mean by ‘azure sister’ ?
D.3 Read the extract
given below and answer the questios that follow in one or two lines :-
me see some tenderness connected with
Who is the speaker ? Why did he make this comment ? 2 M
How did the ghost oblige him ? 1 M
What realization dawned on ‘him’ after the visit of the third ghost ?
“ He knew he had to hide & how to hide”. Why & how Ch-stal
hide ? Write your answer in about 50-75 words. 4 M
After reading Julius
Caesar, What conclusions do you draw about the Roman mob of the day ?
Answer in about 75 words. 5
You are Babuli’s elder
brother. You have just received the note left by Babuli for you, giving his
share of property to you. Make a diary entry of the events & your feelings
from the time when the decision to divide the property was taken, till the time
Babuli left . Write the diary entry on behalf of elder brother in about 150-175
words . 8 M