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Language — Part II — ENGLISH — Paper II (Supplementary Reader and Communicative Competencies) Time Allowed : 3 Hours ] Instructions :

Note :

[ Maximum Marks : 80

(1)

Check the question paper for fairness of printing. If there is any lack of fairness, inform the Hall Supervisor immediately.

(2)

Use Blue or Black ink to write and underline and pencil to draw diagrams.

In your answer book, use the Arabic numerals 1 to 39 of the questions you answer. SECTION - A (Supplementary Reader) (Marks : 25)

I.

(A)

1.

Write a paragraph by rearranging the following sentences in correct sequence. [The first and the last sentences are already in order] -

Masha was interested in lottery, whereas Ivan had no interest in it.

-

They started dreaming how to spend the prize money.

-

The series of the ticket 9499 was found in the newspaper.

-

She asked Ivan to see the result of her lottery.

-

Masha had bought a lottery ticket.

-

But the number of Masha’s lottery ticket was 26 not 46.

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2 (B)

Complete the following by choosing the correct answer from the options given below : 5x1=5 2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

The camel did not work for _________ days. (a)

two

(b)

four

(c)

three

(d)

six

The two friends drank __________ when they met after a long time. (a)

lemonade

(b)

absinthe

(c)

coffee

(d)

tea

According to the giant, the children are the most beautiful __________. (a)

flowers

(b)

angels

(c)

stars

(d)

gems

Mr. Behrman was __________ to sue. (a)

a friend

(b)

a relative

(c)

an enemy

(d)

a neighbour

Romance at short notice was __________ speciality. (a)

Mrs. Sappleton’s

(b)

Ronnie’s

(c)

Mr. Nuttel’s

(d)

Vera’s

3 (C)

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow :

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One morning the Giant was lying awake in bed. He heard some lovely music. It sounded so sweet to his ears that he thought it must be the king’s musicians passing by. It was only a little linnet singing outside the window, but it was so long since he had heard a bird sing in his garden that it seemed to him to be the most melodious music in the world. Then the Hail stopped dancing over his head, and the North wind ceased roaring and a delicious perfume came to him through the open casement. “I believe the spring has come at last”, said the Giant, and he jumped out of bed and looked out. Questions :

(D)

7.

Where was the Giant lying ?

8.

What did the Giant hear ?

9.

What is the name of the bird that was singing the song ?

10.

From where did the bird sing ?

11.

Has the spring come at last ?

12.

Write an essay by developing the following hints :

10

Friendship between Sue and Johnsy - Johnsy attacked by pneumonia - her thought of death - counting the falling leaves of the ivy plant - Sue’s effort - Behrman - his aim in life - bold gesture of Behrman - painting the fallen leaf - change in Johnsy’s outlook - motivation to live - Behrman’s death due to pneumonia - his masterpiece. OR Large number of Refugees flooded a city - land owners - turned beggars - townsmen angry - rickshaw pullers angry - carried their clothes, vessels and children - one old man - unable to walk - carried his goods - a sympathetic man gave him - a silver coin - a copper coin - bought food - copper coin gave to grandson - wanted to save - silver coin to buy seeds. [ Turn over

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4 SECTION - B (Learning Competencies - Study Skills) (Marks : 15)

II.

(A)

(B)

Answer the following :

5x2=10

13.

What are the different sections of a library ?

14.

How do you search for a book in the library ?

15.

What are Eponymous words ? Give an example.

16.

Mention the difference between Note-taking and Note-making.

17.

Arrange the names of two authors ‘John Keats’ and ‘Francis Bacon’ as found in the library catalogue.

Read the following sentences, spot the errors and correct them : 18.

My children go to school by foot.

19.

Mohana is one of the best student in her class.

20.

Though Raju is poor but he is happy.

21.

We can speak the English fluently.

22.

No one know the secret password.

5x1=5

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SECTION - C (Occupational Competency - Job Skills) (Marks : 15)

III.

(A)

23.

Write a summary of the following passage in about 100 words :

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Sparrows are found in many parts of the world and they are of several kinds. The one that is the best known to us is the house - sparrow. But there is also the hedge - sparrow that makes its nest in hedges and bushes. A noisy bird, the house - sparrow has its own song, mainly made up of a series of calls and twitters. It makes its nest in some hole or some niche in the house. This nest is no more than an arrangement, not a very tidy one of paper and straw, which may be lined with wool and hair. The hedge - sparrow is more slender than the house - sparrow. It is in brown, black and bluish - green colour. It also sings, often a warbling song. Like the house - sparrow, it hops on the ground and makes its own untidy nest. Sparrows eat seeds of many different kinds but much more than seeds, they feed on insects. They lay about one to six eggs at a time.

(B)

24.

Respond to the following advertisement considering yourself, fulfilling the conditions specified :

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[Write XXX for your name and YYY for your address]

WANTED Post-Graduate English teacher to handle Higher Secondary classes in a reputed Matriculation school, situated in Chennai - Salary negotiable. Candidates should have at least 5 years experience in handling Higher Secondary classes - Apply with Bio-data to :

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6 SECTION - D (Strategic Competency - Life Skills) (Marks : 5)

IV.

(A)

(B)

25.

26.

Fill in the blanks with non-lexical fillers in the following conversation : Teacher

:

Raja, have you done your homework ?

Raja

:

__________ yes, Madam.

Teacher

:

Bring your note-book.

Raja

:

__________ I am sorry. I left it at home.

An old man requests you to direct him to reach the collectorate. Write three instructions by way of helping him.

2

3

7

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SECTION - E (Creative - Competency) (Marks : 10) V.

(A)

Match the proverbs with their meanings :

5x1=5

Proverbs

(B)

Meanings

27.

All that glitters is not gold

(a)

Make use of every opportunity.

28.

No man is an island

(b)

Hurry makes you worry.

29.

Truth alone triumphs

(c)

Prefer to live in groups.

30.

Make hay while the sun shines

(d)

Appearances are deceptive.

31.

Haste makes waste

(e)

Always speak the truth.

Match the Products with their relevant Slogans given below : Products

5x1=5

Slogans

32.

Credit card

(a)

Sharp time for sharp people.

33.

Air conditioner

(b)

Erases everything but the past.

34.

Watch

(c)

Doorstep to technology.

35.

Eraser

(d)

Bring Switzerland into your room.

36.

Computer

(e)

Buy now, pay later.

SECTION - F (Extensive Reading) (Marks : 10) VI.

Write a general essay in about 200 words on any one of the following topics : 37.

Science - a boon or a bane

38.

Environmental pollution

39.

My Ambition in life

1x10=10

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(e) Always speak the truth. (B) Match the Products with their relevant Slogans given below : 5x1=5. Products. Slogans. 32. Credit card. (a) Sharp time for sharp people. 33. Air conditioner. (b) Erases everything but the past. 34. Watch. (c) Doorstep to technology. 35. Eraser. (d) Bring Switzerland into your room. 36. Computer.

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