English – Important Question Bank for Jharkhand class 12th Intermediate (HSC) Board Exam 2018

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(1)Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follows:-
Despite all the research, every one of us catches cold and most of us catch it frequently. Our failure to control one of the commonest of all ailmentssometimes seems ridiculous. Medical science regularly practice trans plant surgery and has rid whole countries of such killing diseases such as Typhus and the Plague. But the problem of the common cold is unusually difficult and much has yet to be done to solve it. It is known that cold is caused by me of a number of viral infections that affect the lining ofthe nose and other passages leading to the lungs, but the conjuring variety of viruses makes study and remedy very difficult. It was shown in 1960 that many typical colds in adults are caused by one or the other of a  family of virus known as rhinovious, yet  there still remain many colds for which no virus has yet been isolated. There in also the difficulty that because they are so much smaller than the bacteria which cause many other infections, viruses cannot be seen with ordinary miscrocopes. Nor can they be cultivated easily in the bacteriologist's laboratory, since they only grown within the living cells of animals or plants. An important recentstep forward, however, is the development of the technique of tissue culture, in which bits of animals tissue are enabled to go on living and to multiply independently of the body. This has greatly aided virus research and hassled to the discovery of a large number of viruses. Their existence had previously been not only unknown but even unsuspected. The fact that we can catch cold repeatedly creates another difficulty. Usually, avirus strikes only once and leaves the victim immune to further attacks. Still we do not gain immunity from colds. Why ? It may possibly be due to the fact
that while other viruses get into the blood stream where antibodies can oppose them, the viruses causing cold attack cells only on the surface. Or it may be that immunity from one of the many different viruses does not guarantee protection from all the others. It seems therefore, that we are likely to have to suffer colds for some time yet.
(a)On the basis of your reading of the above passage, make notes, on it using headings and sub-
headings. Use recognizable abbreviations, wherever necessary
(b)Write a summary of the above passage in about 80words.
(2)Write an essay on any one ofthe following.
(a)A journey by train
(b)Child Labor
(c)Importance of discipline
(d)Cleanliness
(3) Advanced writing skills
You are Kusum /Kamlesh, School Editor of Marwari + 2 High School, Ranchi. A school magazine will be
published on the occasion of annual day. Write a notice in not more than 50 words, inviting the students
to give articles for the same.
OR
Your younger sister wants to open an account with state bank of India. She needs your expert guidance.
Advise her on how to go about "Opening a bank account".

(4)article writing:
Write an article on "Demonetization and its effect on Indian economy" in about 150-200 words.
Or
Write an article on "Cash less transaction ",recently launched by the Govt. of India in about 150-200
words.
(5) Change the following from direct speech to Indirect Speech.
a. I am very happy , 'Mother says,
b. The teacher said, "The earth moves round the sun".
c. He said," I posted the letter".
d. She said," She was waiting".
e. He said," It may rain ".

(6)Fill in the blanks with correct form of verbs given in the brackets.
(a)Kavita—to see me yesterday. (Come)
(b)Aparajeeta__________ to his parents within a week, (go)
(c)Vineeta___________ the exam in 1990. (Pass )
(d)Tannushre ___________children. (Love)
(e)Now the Battle______________ of Panipat(begin)
(7) Write a letter to your friend congratulating him on his success in sports. (125-150 words)
(8) Expand any one of the following (100-125 Words)
a)Pen is mightier Than sword
b) Time Spares None
(9)Read the following extract and answer the following questions:
A thing of beauty is a joy forever
Its loveliness increases, it will never,
Pass into nothingness; but will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
(a)Name the poem and the poet.
(b)How is a thing of beauty a joy forever?
(c)What kind of sleep does it provide ?
(10) Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :
Success in life depends largely on good health. Keep your body fit and strong by being clean, inhaling fresh air and following regular habits and suitable entertainment. Avoid anything that will weaken your strength. Smoking harms the body and clouds the brain. Beware of drink. It is the deadly enemy of health and efficiency. Above all, remember that your character is a precious possession. Be
truthful in all things, courteous and considerate to everybody, fair to your opponents, kind and helpful to all who are weak and suffering and do not be afraid to have the courage to stand up for what is good, pure and noble.
Questions :
a) What does success depend on ?
b) How can we keep good health ?
c) What are the things we should avoid ?
d) Complete the following :

i) It is the deadly enemy of …………

ii) Remember that your character is a …………. …………….
(11) Transform the following sentence as
directed :
(a) She is too small to walk. (Remove Too)
(b) I will always remember you. (Into Negative)
(c) He said. “I am writing a letter.” (Into indirect speech)
(12) Fill in the blanks with, “who, when, how”.
(a) I know …………….. the train will arrive.
(b) God helps those ………… help themselves. (c)
She told me ………. to solve the sum.
(13) Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow :
Custard the dragon had big sharp teeth,
And spikes on top of him and scales underneath, Mouth like a fireplace, chimney for
a nose,
And realio trulio daggers on his toes.
Questions :
a) Name the poem from where this extract has been taken.
b) Who has written these lines?
c) How does the poet describe the dragon’s teeth?
d) What did he have on his toes

(14) Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :
Cable TV has come to stay, It has got a ‘corner’ n most urban homes today, for some it is a symbol of social status, for others, a necessity for keeping with the times. Parents have realised that the cable has become a power in itself, for although it is slowly wearing off, the charm still remains. So it is no longer a craze.
The effect of cable TV on children is too strong to be ignored. The consequences of the cable TV are slowly beginning to be felt. Nita is five and very bright. But she had lately failed to progress much with her alphabets. However, her TV vocabulary has been improving with every passing day. She can be heard discussing an extra channel with her school friends, who like her have a Cable connection at home. Films, Star Plus serials, Wimbledon or Prime spots and the latest hot numbers on Music TV are the current topics of discussion among children who are getting more and more ‘Stat’ struck. Though Cable TV brings a new world of entertainment and awareness of a new culture to our homes, yet it has exposed the young to a foreign culture. An overloading of information, constant exposure to an unknown culture, access to adult shows are some of the powerful problems, along with the disturbance of academic routine, absence of sports, reading and other creative hobbies. The price is thus heavy to be paid for viewing Cable TV.
Questions :
a) Give two reasons why cable TV has become a craze.   2
b) What do children mostly discuss ?   2
c) What is the effect of cable TV besides providing entertainment ? 2
d) “The price is thus heavy ……… what is the price heav y for ? 2
e) Complete the following :

i) The effect of Cable TV on children is …………….   1+1

ii)Yet it has exposed the young to a ………………………
f)Make sentences:
i) Corner ii) Culture

(15) Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :
I grew up in an India in which telephones were both rare and virtually useless. When i left India in 1975 to go to the US for
graduate studies, we had perhaps 600 million residents in the country and just two million land-line telephones. Having a
telephone was a rare privilege: if you weren't an important government official, or a doctor, or a journalist, you might languish
in a long waiting-list and never receive a phone. Telephones were such a rarity (after all, 90% of the population had no access to
a telephone line) that elected members of Parliament had amongst their privileges the right to allocate 15 telephone
connections to whomever they deemed worthy. And if you did have a phone, it wasn't necessarily a blessing. I spent my high school years in Calcutta, and i remember that if you picked up your phone, you had no guarantee you would get a dial tone; if you got a dial tone and dialed a number, you had no guarantee you would reach the number you had dialed. Sometimes you were connected to someone else's ongoing conversation, and they had no idea you were able to hear them; there was even a technical term for it, the 'cross-connection'(appropriately, since these were connections that made us very cross). If you wanted to call another city, say Delhi, you had to book a 'trunk call' in the morning and then sit by the telephone all day waiting for it to come through; or you could pay eight times the going rate for a 'lightning call' which only took half an hour instead of the usual three or four or more to be connected.
1. Why were telephones a rarity before 1975?
90% of the population had no access to a telephone line and it was a privilege of a chosen few.

2. What special rights did elected members of parliament use to have?
Elected members had the right to allocate 15 telephone connections to anybody who they
considered were worthy of it.
3. How did the writer differentiate between a ‘trunk call’ and a ‘lightning call’?
A trunk call could take three to four hours to get connected or sometimes even a day whereas a
lightning call took only half an hour. One had to pay eight times more for a lightning call.
4. Do you think cell phone has made us global? How?
Yes, cell phone has transformed the entire world to a global village due to communication
spectrum which allows us to connect with anyone anywhere in the world at a faster and
cheaper rate.
5. Rewrite the following sentences in the way instructed:
i. You could pay eight times the going rate for a ‘lightning call’. (Modal of compulsion)
You must pay eight times the going rate for a ‘lightning call’.
ii. I spent my high school years in Calcutta. (Rewrite using Past Perfect Tense)
I had spent my high school years in Calcutta.
iii. Telephones were a rarity. (Make it a rhetorical question)
Were not telephones a rarity?

6. Write the meanings of the words in the passage mentioned below:
i. Privilege –  special right
ii. Access  – means to reach or get

(16) Do as directed:
1.      Multani mitti takes its name from a place in Pakistan. (Rewrite using the Present perfect tense.)

2.      He was unable to see their act. (Rewrite using ‘could’)
3.      I’d see you and run to get in your path. (Rewrite using ‘used to’)
4.      He’d need a massive home library. (Add a question tag.)

(17)  Do as directed:
(i) It became too dark to read easily.(remove too)
(ii) I do not remember. (Make it affirmative)
(iii) They always come in time. (add a question tag)

(18) Remove 'too' from the following sentences and rewrite the same.
1. It is too hot outside.

2. These books are too expensive.
3. Raja is too fond of sweets.
4. It is too sour.
5. The king was too infallible (perfect) to make a mistake.

(19) letter writing:
Write a complaint letter regarding irregular water supply in your locality …
Or
Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper drawing attention regarding illegal parking of trucks in
your area.

(20) INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:
PREPARE A SET OF TEN QUESTIONS THEY YOU WOULD ASK THE WINNER OF THE OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE
STATE LEVEL.
(21) Read the poem given below and answer the questions that follow :
Old women do not fly on magic wands
or make obscure prophecies
from ominous forests.
They just sit on vacant park benches
in the quiet evenings
calling doves by their names
charming them with grains of maize.
Or, trembling like waves
they stand in endless queues in
government hospitals
or settle like sterile clouds
in post offices awaiting mail
from their sons abroad,
long ago dead.
They whisper like a drizzle
as they roam the streets
with a lost gaze as though

something they had thrown up
had never returned to earth.
They shiver like December nights
in their dreamless sleep
on shop verandahs.
There are swings still
in their half-blind eyes,
lilies and Christmases
in their failing memory.
There is one folktale
for each wrinkle on their skin.
Their drooping breasts
yet have milk enough to feed
three generations
who would never care for it.
All dawns pass
leaving them in the dark.
They do not fear death,
they died long ago.
Old women once
were continents.
They had deep woods in them,
lakes, mountains, volcanoes even,
even raging gulfs.
When the earth was in heat
they melted, shrank,
leaving only their maps.
You can fold them
and keep them handy :
who knows, they might help you find
your way home.

Answer the Following Questions.
1. Why are old women seen roaming aimlessly?
2. which lines reveal the loneliness of the old women?
3. Do you feel that you should look after your grandparents? Why?
4. Who do you think should take care of your grandparents? Why?
(22)speech writing:

SPEECH REGARDING TREE PLANTATION
(23) Identify the verb in the following sentences and state the tense in which each verb is:

1.I have been asked to bring back a vaccine for horse.
2.They began at about quarter past one in the morning.
3.The lady seems hysterical.
4.Grandfather shot him.
5.It falls and becomes one with the earth.

(24) report writing:
(i)INDIA WINS SECOND TEST MATCH AGAINST AUSTRALIA
(ii) MASKED MEN SHOOT BANK MANAGER

(25) Read the following passage carefully. (10 Marks)
1. South India is known for its music and for its arts and rich literature. Madras or Chennai can be called the cultural capital and the soul of Mother India. The city is built low in pleasant contrast to the ghoulish tall structures of Mumbai and Kolkata. It has vast open spaces and ample greenery. The majestic spacious Mount Road looks like a river, wide and deep. A stroll on the Marina beach in the evening with the sea glistening in your face is refreshing. The breeze soothes the body, it refreshes the mind, sharpens the tongue and brightens the intellect.
2. One can never feel dull in Chennai. The intellectual and cultural life of the city is something of a marvel. Every street corner of Chennai has a literary forum, a debating society and music, dance and dramatic club. The intelligent arguments, the sparkling wit and dashing irony enliven both the political and the literary meetings. There is a young men’s association which attracts brilliant speakers and equally brilliant listeners to its meetings. It is a treat to watch the speakers use their oratorical weapons. Chennai speakers are by and large sweet and urbane, though the cantankerous, fire-eating variety is quite often witnessed in political campaigning. The more urbane speakers weave their arguments slowly like the unfolding of a leisurely Karnataka raga.
3. Music concerts and dance performances draw packed houses. There is hardly any cultural family in Chennai that does not learn and patronize music and dance in its pristine purity. Rukmani Devi Arundale’s ‘Kalakshetra’ is a renowned international centre. It has turned out hundreds of celebrated maestros and dancers who have brought name and glory to our country. Karnataka music has a peculiar charm of its own. It has the moon’s soft beauty and moon’s soft pace. Thousands of people flock to the temple ‘maidans’ to get drunk with the mellifluous melodies of their favorite singers. They sit out all night in the grueling heat, swaying to the rhythm of ‘nadaswaram’ and rollicking with the measured beats of ‘mridangam’. M.S Subbulakshmi is considered to be the nightingale of the South.

4. The Gods might descend from heaven to see a South Indian damsel dancing. There are several varieties of South Indian dance – Bharat Natyam, Mohini Attam, Odissi, Kathakali etc. age cannot wither nor custom stale its beautiful variety. Bharat Natyam is the most graceful and enchanting dance form whereas Kathakali is most masculine and virile. South Indian dances combine voluptuousness with purity. Here every muscle and fibre of the body vibrates into life, and as the tempo increases, a divine flame-like passion bodies forth as if making an assault on heaven.
5. South Indian dress, particularly of the males, is puritanically simple. There you cannot distinguish a judge from an ‘ardali’ by their dress. South Indian ladies too look charming and graceful in their colourful Kanjeevaram and Mysore silk saris.
6. South Indian cuisine, especially ‘dosa’, ‘idli’ and ‘vada’ are so delicious that now we can enjoy them almost everywhere in India as well as in some foreign countries. The Madras ‘idli’, which was a favourite of Gandhiji is served with ‘sambhar’ and coconut ‘chutney’.
(I) On the basis of your understanding of the passage, answer the following questions by choosing the
most appropriate option. (2 Marks)
1. South India is known mainly for its :(a) tasty food (b) traditional music, art, literature (c) scenic beauty
(d) delicate and precise ways
2. South Indian dances are special because: (a) Gods come from heaven to see them (b) there aren’t
many varieties of dance (c) they are pure as well as sensuous (d) they make an assault on heaven 6
(II) Answer the following questions as briefly as possible.
3. How does the breeze on Marina Beach affect the author?
4. How do we know that music is very important for the people of South India?
5. What is the common connection between language, music and dance of South India?
6. What makes Karnataka music charming?
7. Enumerate the features of Bharat Natyam and Kathakali form of dance.
8. What is Kalakshetra renowned for?
(III) Find words from the passage which are similar in meaning to the following.
(a) ill-tempered and quarrelsome (Paragraph 2)
(b) smooth and sweet (Paragraph 3)
(26) ADVANCE WRITING SKILLS
Your school is organizing a Public Awareness Exhibition. In connection with it, prepare a poster to bring home the importance of conservation of electricity. Your school is A.K. Public School, Green Park, Delhi.
Or
Namita/ Namit has come out successful in the XII class examination. She/he has decided to have a party for her/his friends. Draft an invitation in about 50 words giving details of venue, time and date.
(27) Read the lines given below and answer the questions that follow.

I looked again at her, wan pale
as a late winter’s moon and felt that old
familiar ache, my childhood’s fear,
but all I said was, see you soon, Amma
and all I did was smile and smile and smile…….
a) Who looked pale and wan and why?
b) What was the speaker’s familiar ache?
c) Explain “as a late winter’s moon”.
d) Name the poem and the poet.
(28) Answer the following questions as per instructions:
(A) Imagine that you are a journalist and you have been assigned the task of interviewing a film actor /
actress. Frame a set of 8 to 10 questions to interview him / her.
(B) Prepare a speech on ‘Father’s Day’ with the help of the following points:
(1) Man of practical attitude.
(2) Thinker of future.
(3) Pillar of family.
(4) Greatest family support.
(29) Read the following extract and answer the questions given below:
Oil is one of the world’s major sources of energy. We depend on it as fuel for heating. transport and
generation of power. For centuries, animal and vegetable oils have been used for cooking and as a
source of artificial light. But it is mineral oil which meets most of the world’s needs today. Crude mineral
oil comes out of the earth as a thick brown or black liquid with a strong smell. It is a complex mixture of
many different substances, each with its own individual qualities. Most of them are combinations of
hydrogen and carbon in varying proportions. Such hydro-carbons are also found in other forms such as
bitumen, asphalt and natural gas. Mineral oil originates from the carcasses of tiny animals and from
plants that live in the sea. Over millions of years these dead creatures form large deposits under the sea
bed and ocean currents cover them with a blanket of sand and silt. As this material hardens, it becomes
sedimentary rock and effectively shuts out the oxygen so preventing the complete decomposition of the
marine deposits underneath. The layers of sedimentary rock become thicker and heavier. Their pressure
produces heat, which transforms the tiny carcasses into crude oil in a process that is still going on today.
The earth’s crust is split into a few huge continental plates which move continuously rather like rafts on
a sluggish tide. Geologists call this movement as ‘continental drift’.
(1) What does the extract tell us about?
(2) In which form does crude mineral oil come out of the earth and from what does it originate?
(3) How is ‘continental drift’ formed?
(4) According to you, how can we stop the excess use of energy?
(5) Rewrite the following sentences in the ways instructed:
(i) Oil is one of the world’s major sources of energy. (Rewrite it as a negative sentence without changing its meaning)
(ii) As this material hardens, it becomes sedimentary rock. (Make it a compound sentence)
(iii) Geologists call this movement as ‘continental drift’. (Frame a ‘Wh-question’ to get the underlined
part as an answer)
(6) Give the antonyms from the extract for: (i) artificial (½) (ii) lighter
(30) Write a brief summary of the above extract with the help of the points given below and suggest a
suitable title.
Oil as a source of energy — our dependence — types of oil — mineral oil — origin of crude oil —
formation of crude oil — forming of sedimentary rocks — continental drift.

(31) letter writing:
Your locality is facing the problem of irregular water supply. Write a letter to the concerned authority
about it.
(32) Write on any ONE of the following items:
(1) Read the following Intros of news items. Choose any ONE of them and write the headline, the date
line and a short continuing paragraph for it.
(i) A shortage of onions in Maharashtra has surged prices by 30 percent. It forced the authorities to
import onions from abroad.
(ii) The birth anniversary of the late President Dr. S. Radhakrishnan was celebrated yesterday in
Saraswati Kanya Pathshala as Teacher’s Day.
OR
(2) Your college is going to arrange a rally to raise funds to help drought affected farmers. Prepare a
short appeal for people to join the rally with the help of the following points:
(i) Use slogans.
(ii) Make a persuasive appeal for generous donation.
(iii) Time and place of the rally.
(iv) Famous personality to lead the rally.
(v) Add your own points.
(33) Prepare a paragraph with an appropriate title to be used for the Counter-View Section on the
following topic in about 120 words. “Can the use of Internet enhance students’ learning?” You can
take help of the following points from the View Section.
(34) Do as Directed
1. “If you want to start a business, do it after you get your degree,” his father pleaded. (Change to
Indirect speech)
2. They wanted to know how classes were going. (Identify the Infinitive verb.)
3. “I have to quit college,” he replied. “I want to start my own company”. (Change to Indirect speech)

4. He would try to launch a computer company. (Identify the Modal Auxiliary) 5. If he didn’t succeed, it
would be back to university. (Rewrite as an Affirmative Sentence).
6. Under a deadline, his pace was frantic. (Rewrite as a Compound Sentence)
(35) Give meanings of the following words/ phrases and make meaningful sentences with it.
i. profitable
ii. invaluable
iii. to keep pace
iv. experience
2. Find the synonyms of:
i. emergency
ii. Bigger
iii. clients
iv. necessary
3. Give the verb forms of:
i. production
ii. delivery
iii. Necessity
iv. service
4. Give the noun forms of:
i. realize ii. introduced iii. productive iv. necessary
5. Give the antonyms of:
i. incompetent ii. took apart iii. worthless iv. joined
(36) Read the following extract and extent it by adding an imaginary paragraph of your own in about
120 words:
Rosalind and Orlanda were married at once in the forest and on the same day Oliver who was no longer
selfish and wicked, married Celia. Just as they were going to be married, a messenger came to ask Duke
senior to go back to his dukedom. Celia’s father, Duke Frederick, had mended his wicked ways and asked
his brother to return.
Frederick had set out with an army to fight the old Duke, but on his way he had met a wise and holy
man, who had persuaded him that it was wrong and wicked to drive his elder brother from the court. So
Frederick had given up the dukedom and the good Duke could go home again. There was great rejoicing
in the forest of Arden, under the greenwood tree. Frederick was forgiven, and Duke senior and his
followers returned from the forest to live happily in their own homes.
(37) Read the following extract and convert it into a dialogue between Herman and Roma in about
120 words. [You may begin with: Herman You must have suffered too, fear, a constant companion..]
I imagined how she must have suffered too, fear a constant companion. And yet here we were both
survivors, in a new world.
“There was a camp next to the farm.” Roma continued, “I saw a boy there and I would throw him apples
everyday.”
What an amazing coincidence that she had helped some other boy, “What did he look like?” I asked .

“He was tall, skinny, and hungry. I must have seen him every day for six months.” My heart was racing. I
couldn’t believe it. This couldn’t be. “Did he tell you one day not to come back because he was leaving
Schlieben?”
Roma looked at me in amazement, “Yes!”
“That was me!”
I was ready to burst with joy and awe, flooded with emotions. I couldn’t believe it! My angel!
“I’m not letting you go.” I said to Roma. And in the back of the car on that blind date, I proposed to her. I
didn’t want to wait.
“You’ re crazy!” She said. But she invited me to meet her parents for Shabbat dinner the following week.
There was so much I looked forward to learning about Roma, but the most important things I always
knew: her steadfastness, her goodness. For many months in the worst of circumstances, she had come
to the fence and given me hope. Now that I’d found her again, I could never let her go.
That day, she said ‘Yes’. And I kept my word. After nearly 50 years of marriage, two children and three
grandchildren I have never let her go.
(38) Read the following extract and answer the questions given below:
One day, king Amrit and Chandan were taking a walk on the terrace of the palace. The terrace offered
beautiful view of the surroundings, and they could see far into the distance. They spotted the weekly
market from up there, with people in colourful clothes buying and selling all kinds of things. There was
plenty to buy and people had money to buy too. There were no poor people to be seen anywhere. The
King watched with a smile on his face. He was delighted to see the prosperity of his kingdom. Like any
good ruler he was happy when his people were happy. He turned to Chandan and said, “See how
contented my people are. But I want to check this first-hand by talking to them. Tomorrow, summon
people from all walks of life to the court and I will ask them myself how they are doing.” Chandan was
used to the King’s strange requests, and went off to carry out this order. The next day, the king arrived
in the court humming a happy tune to himself. Seeing all the people gathered there waiting for him, he
was even more pleased. He cleared his throat and said in a loud voice, “I have called you here to ask you
a very important question. As your king, I need to know if all of you are contented. Do you have enough
for your needs? Do you know anyone who is not happy about anything?”
(1) What do you understand about the King from this extract?
(2) Why did the King want to talk to his people?
(3) How did the King come to know about the prosperity of his kingdom?
(4) According to you, what should the Government do for the betterment of the poor people?
(5) Rewrite the following sentences in the ways instructed:
(i) He was delighted to see the prosperity of his kingdom. (Make it a rhetorical question.)
(ii) Summon people from all walks of life to the court. (Rewrite it beginning with ‘Let….’)
(iii) As soon as the King arrived in the court humming a happy tune to himself, he cleared his throat.
(Rewrite it using ‘No sooner …. than’.)
(6) Find out the words from the extract which mean:
(i) development
(ii) examine

(B) Grammar (Do as directed):
(i) J.R.D. Tata was _______ amazing personality. He always helped _______ poor in the country. (Fill in
the blanks with appropriate articles.)
(ii) They stood _______ silence as a mark _______ honour to her. (Fill in the blanks with suitable
prepositions.)
(iii) “Where are you going?” he asked, “Pune, sir, my husband is starting a company called Infosys and
I’m shifting to Pune.” (Change it into Indirect speech.)
(39) Draw Tree Diagram with the help of following points. A Tissue may be defined as a group
of cells having some shape, size, origin, function and the same type of development. Tissues
are basically classified into two groups namely, meristematic tissues, and  permanent tissues.
Meristematic tissues are divided into two, these are position based and origin based.
Permanent tissues are further divided into two groups. They are simple tissues and complex
tissues. On their basis of their position in the plant body meristematic tissues are classified as
aplicle – intercalary, and lateral. On the basis of origin, meristematic tissues are divided into 3
groups; they are Pro – meristem, Primary – meristem and secondary – meristem. Simple tissues
are classified into 3 groups, namely parenchyma, collechyma, sclerenchyma, The two complex
tissues are found in vascular plant. They are xylem and phloem.
(40) interview questions
AS A PART OF CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE, YOU WERE FORTUNATE TO VISIT A ZOO, WHEREIN YOU INTERVIEWED
THE ZOO MANAGER. WRITE OUT THE QUESTIONS THAT YOU ASKED HIM.
(41)dialogue writing
(i)CONVERSATION BETWEEN FATHER AND SON AFTER GETTING VERY LESS MARK IN SSC. (ii)A
DIALOGUE BETWEEN A TEACHER AND A STUDENT ABOUT HOMEWORK (iii)Write a
conversation between you and bank manager regarding to open of an account in the bank
(42)  Do as directed:
1. Since he was tired he could not go to office. (Make it simple)
2. As I hearkened to the silence of the night, I heard the heavenly world talking. (use no
sooner and rewrite the sentence)
3. The sky poured turbulent waters on Mumbai to transform lanes and streets into rivers.
(Rewrite using gerund form of the underlined word)
(43) letter writing
There is a public library in your locality. It remains closed on sundays and public holidays. Write a letter
to the librarian, requesting him to keep the library open on holidays

or
Job application ( a job application has two parts. One is the covering letter and the other is the biodata
to be sent along with the covering letter)
Or
You are anand sinha of 29, gandhi nagar patna. You bought a laptop of dell from m/s computers house,
34, the mall patna. The laptop has developed some defects. Write a letter to the m/s computers house
complaining about the quality of the laptop giving bill and guarantee card no.

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