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Ques 1: The authorities have been claiming that the roads in your town have been relaid and repaired. But there is no visibility of such a work. Write a letter in 100-120 words to the editor of a local newspaper expressing your disappointment at the present situation and giving suggestions to resolve the problem. You are Shweta/Sham of 24, Pushp Nagar.


Write an article in 100-120 words on the topic, 'Importance of clean surroundings in your locality'. You are Ram/Rama.

24, Pushp Nagar
 15 March 2016

The Editor
The Times of India
New Delhi

Subject: No visibility of repaired roads


Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities to the daily nuisance caused because of the pathetic conditions of the roads in our town. The roads here are in terrible conditions, and the authorities have been claiming that the roads have been re-laid and repaired, but there is no visibility of such work. The potholes on the roads are a major cause of concern, as they cause several accidents and the rains make it worse.

I would be grateful to you if you could help us in bringing this problem in front of the concerned authorities so that such a situation could be controlled soon. Kindly do the needful at the earliest.

Yours truly



A possible way to approach this article can be by using the below-mentioned value points:

- 'Cleanliness is next to Godliness.' 

- Keeping ourselves clean ensures our physical health and  mental well-being.

- Our immunity gets a boost as the germs are washed away when we keep clean.

- Hygiene and sanitation can be ensured only when we keep our surroundings clean.

- If there is no dirt and garbage lying around, disease-spreading germs do not get a favourable place to breed.

- A neat and clean area looks beautiful and the pollutants are lesser.

Ques 2: Complete the story based on the outline given below in 150-200 words.

a pond …….. a crocodile ….….. a monkey ……... on a tree ………. were friends. Crocodile’s wife …….. wanted monkey’s heart  ……… monkey bewildered  ……… planned  ……… heart, home ……… went back to get it ……… saved himself.

 A thirsty crow …….. looked for water …….. found a pitcher …….. very less water in it …….. picked up pebbles and put them in the pitcher …….. water level raised.
Ans: Once upon a time, there was a monkey who lived on a tree, which bore juicy red apples. One fine day, a crocodile came swimming in a pond near the tree. He asked the monkey to give him something to eat, as he was very angry.The monkey offered him the juicy fruit. The crocodile enjoyed the offering and started coming regularly. Soon they became best friends. With the regular meetings of the crocodile and the monkey, the crocodile's wife got jealous. She decided to kill the monkey. She told a lie to her husband that she was very ill and would recover only after eating the heart of a healthy monkey. Out of love for his wife, the crocodile agreed to bring his friend's heart. Next day, he went to meet the monkey and said that his wife had invited him to their house, as she wanted to meet him. The monkey readily agreed and sat on the back of the crocodile. On their way, the crocodile sank. The monkey asked for the reason of his sobbing, and the crocodile confessed the truth. Bewildered by the truth, the clever monkey said to the crocodile that he had left his heart back on the tree. He asked him to turn back so that he could get his heart. The dumb crocodile agreed and the monkey jumped on the tree and saved himself.
On a hot sunny day, a thirsty crow flew over the fields looking for water. For a long time, he could not find any water. He lost all hope. Finally, he found a pitcher filled with very less water under a tree. The crow tried very hard to push his head under the pitcher, but he found that the neck of the pitcher was very narrow. Then he tried bringing out the water by tilting the pitcher but in vain, as the pitcher was very heavy. After much struggle, an idea hit the crow. He saw some pebbles lying in the field. He decided to bring the level of the water up by throwing the pebbles inside the pitcher. He picked up the pebbles and put them in the pitcher. As more and more pebbles filled the pitcher, the water level rose. Soon the level was high enough for the crow to quench his thirst.

Ques 3: Complete the paragraph given below with the help of options that follow:

Kanishka, the ruler of the Kushanas embraced Buddhism. He (a) _____ invited to a Buddhist meeting (b) ______ Kashmir during his reign. It was during his time that Buddhism (c) ______ to Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Java.

(a) (i) is

(ii) was
(iii) had
(iv) has


(b) (i) at

(ii) of
(iii) in
(iv) on

(c) (i) spread

(ii) spreads
(iii) spreading
(iv) is spread

(a) was
(b) in
(c) spread

Ques 4:Rearrange the following jumbled words and phrases into meaningful sentences.
One example is given below:
refused / beyond / Alexander's army / to go / the river Beas
Alexander's army refused to go beyoned the river Beas
(a) to be a / kind / this was / of protest / considered / unique
(b) could not / the soldiers / Alexander / to move / persuade / ahead
(c) finally / them / he / asked / to retreat

(a) This was considered to be a unique kind of protest.
(b) Alexander could not persuade the soldiers to move ahead.
(c) Finally, he asked them to retreat.

Ques 5: Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:
These meadows aren't worth much to me. They only come to five dessiatins, and are worth perhaps 300 roubles, but I can't stand unfairness. Say what you will, I can't stand unfairness.
(a) Who speaks the above lines and to whom?
(b) How much are the meadows worth?
(c) Find a word in the extract the means 'not based on what is just.' 
I even considered fleeing to my hometown, where I could have been a real lawyer right away, without going through this unpleasant training period.
(a) Who is 'I'?
(b) How did 'I' suffer during the training period?
(c) What does the word, 'fleeing' mean?
(a) The above lines are spoken by Natalya to Lomov.
(b) The meadows are worth 300 roubles.
(c) The word 'unfairness' refers to something 'not based on what is just'.
(a) 'I' is the narrator of the story.
(b) The narrator worked as a junior assistant clerk in a big law firm where he was usually sent to serve sermons to the shady parts of the city.
(c) Here, 'fleeing' means to run away from an unpleasant situation.

Ques 6: Answer the following questions in 30-40 words each:
(a) How did Valli react when she saw the dead cow by the roadside?
(b) What legends are associated with the origin of tea?
(c) Why does Noodle tell Think-Tank about the books?
(d) Why did Matilda not want to see her rich friends?
(a) When Valli saw the dead cow by the roadside, she refused to look out of the window. It was the same cow that was running in front of their bus, during their trip to the town. She was overcome with sadness. The memory of the dead cow haunted her and she was subdued for the rest of the journey.
(b) There are two legends that are associated with the origin of tea. The first one is about a Chinese emperor who used to drink boiled water. One day a few leaves of the twigs fell into the boiling water and they gave it a delicious flavour. It is said that they were tea leaves.The other is an Indian legend. Once a Buddhist monk had cut off his eyelids to avoid sleep during meditations. Ten tea plants grew out of his eyelids. The leaves, when added in boiling water and then consumed, banishes sleep.
(c) The apprentice Noodle informed his master, Think-Tank that the books, which he was considering as sandwiches used to be eaten by the human being, were used as some sort of communication device. The human beings did not listen to the 'sandwiches', but they opened and watched them.
(d) Matilda was not satisfied with what her life had to offer and was ashamed of her status. As she was humiliated by her lower-middle-class existence, she, generally, avoided meeting her rich friends like Mme Forestier, a wealthy lady, whom she knew from her days at the convent school.
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