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Ques 1: Read the following passage carefully: 
The sky blazed with stars. Presently the moon rose. The sight of bear tricks in the dust-the squire front paw and long back one with the shaggy claws-made him glance round uneasily. He had once seen a man who had been mauled by a bear all his face torn away. He quickened his steps.
Soon/ on a cliff above a river-bed Sher Singh knew he could go no further without rest. He set Kunwar down gently. Suddenly all Sher Singh's muscles, shrinking back to their natural position, thrilled with piercing pain, he lay against a tree with his eye shut, recovering.
It was then he herd the jostle and squeal, of elephants. Below him on each side of the shallow river-bed, the elephants travelled. He could see the cows and babies and one great old tusker. He was playing his trunk to and fro to learn whatever the breeze could tell him, and suddenly he hesitated.
Sher Singh chilled with fright, with Kunwar to carry, to carry, he could neither climb nor run. Prayer after prayer fled up from his frightened spirit.

The tusker snorted, trumpeted, shook his head. Suddenly, he hurried on angrily up the river-bed, and all the herd with him. They disappeared.
(i) On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the following questions:
(a) Sher Singh was walking at night time Give two examples as evidence to this.
(b) Why did Sher Singh chill with fright?
(c) What kind of story is it?
(d) The sky blazed with stars. (Frame a wh type question)
(e) Sher Singh was tired. Give words/phrases to support your answer.
(f) Write the meaning of Tied'
(g) Which animal is referred to as 'tusker'?
(h) How do you come to know that Sher Singh was walking through a jungle?
Ans: 
(a) The sky blazed with stars and the moon rose.
(b) Sher Singh chilled with fright as he could neither climb nor run with Kunwar, and he had seen the elephant coming.
(c) It is an adventurous story.
(d) What did the sky blaze with?
(e) He could go no further without rest, lay against a tree.
(f) Ran away.
(g) Elephant
(h) We know it because there were bear tracks in the dust, and below the cliff on each side of the shallow river-bed, a herd of elephants were present.

Ques 2: Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow: 
It is rare to find someone with good technical and communication skills. You can get far ahead of your colleagues if you combine the two early in your career. People will judge, evaluate, promote or block you based on your communication skill. Since habits form by repeating both good and bad forms of communication, learn to observe great communicators and adopt their styles and traits in written and verbal forms. 
The art of listening and learning from each and every interaction, is another secret recipe. Develop the subconscious habit of listening to yourself as you speak and know when to pause. Learning what not to say is probably more important than learning what to say. 
As you career develops, you will realize that the wise speak less. Speak when you have value to add, else refrain. Poorly constructed e-mails with grammatical errors are acceptable between friends, but they should be seriously avoided while communicating formally with your seniors. 
Avoid any communication in an emotional state when you might say thinks you will regret later. One unnecessary word uttered at the wrong time or place can ruin a relationship, career or even your life. 
Such is the power of words. If such a thing happens/ you should immediately apologies, else it may haunt you for life. Another problem to overcome is speaking too fast. Since our minds are working faster than our speech, we are inclined to speak fast. 
This does not necessarily mean that the person hearing it will get it any faster. On the contrary. It is always the reverse. So slow down, and think before your speak. "When I get ready to speak to people, "Abraham Lincoln said, I spend two-thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one-third thinking what I want to say," Adding humour and wit is also essential. 
But realize that not all jokes are funny and observe certain boundaries. Never say anything that could offend. Remember you are not a comedian who must offend as many people as you can to be witty. 
(i) Answer the following questions:
(a) Why is it necessary to have good communication skills?
Ans: (i) (a) It is necessary to have good communication skills because we can progress better in our jobs and also people tend to judge us by our communication skills.

Ques 3: Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:
It is rare to find someone with good technical and communication skills. You can get far ahead of your colleagues if you combine the two early in your career. People will judge, evaluate, promote or block you based on your communication skill. Since habits form by repeating both good and bad forms of communication, learn to observe great communicators and adopt their styles and traits in written and verbal forms.
The art of listening and learning from each and every interaction, is another secret recipe. Develop the subconscious habit of listening to yourself as you speak and know when to pause. Learning what not to say is probably more important than learning what to say.
As you career develops, you will realize that the wise speak less. Speak when you have value to add, else refrain. Poorly constructed e-mails with grammatical errors are acceptable between friends, but they should be seriously avoided while communicating formally with your seniors.
Avoid any communication in an emotional state when you might say thinks you will regret later. One unnecessary word uttered at the wrong time or place can ruin a relationship, career or even your life.
Such is the power of words. If such a thing happens/ you should immediately apologies, else it may haunt you for life. Another problem to overcome is speaking too fast. Since our minds are working faster than our speech, we are inclined to speak fast.
This does not necessarily mean that the person hearing it will get it any faster. On the contrary. It is always the reverse. So slow down, and think before your speak. "When I get ready to speak to people, "Abraham Lincoln said, I spend two-thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one-third thinking what I want to say," Adding humour and wit is also essential.
But realize that not all jokes are funny and observe certain boundaries. Never say anything that could offend. Remember you are not a comedian who must offend as many people as you can to be witty. 

(b) How can communication skills be developed?
Ans: (b) They can be developed by imitating the style and traits of good communicators. It can also be developed by listening well in any interaction.

Ques 4: Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:
It is rare to find someone with good technical and communication skills. You can get far ahead of your colleagues if you combine the two early in your career. People will judge, evaluate, promote or block you based on your communication skill. Since habits form by repeating both good and bad forms of communication, learn to observe great communicators and adopt their styles and traits in written and verbal forms.
The art of listening and learning from each and every interaction, is another secret recipe. Develop the subconscious habit of listening to yourself as you speak and know when to pause. Learning what not to say is probably more important than learning what to say.
As you career develops, you will realize that the wise speak less. Speak when you have value to add, else refrain. Poorly constructed e-mails with grammatical errors are acceptable between friends, but they should be seriously avoided while communicating formally with your seniors.
Avoid any communication in an emotional state when you might say thinks you will regret later. One unnecessary word uttered at the wrong time or place can ruin a relationship, career or even your life.
Such is the power of words. If such a thing happens/ you should immediately apologies, else it may haunt you for life. Another problem to overcome is speaking too fast. Since our minds are working faster than our speech, we are inclined to speak fast.
This does not necessarily mean that the person hearing it will get it any faster. On the contrary. It is always the reverse. So slow down, and think before your speak. "When I get ready to speak to people, "Abraham Lincoln said, I spend two-thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one-third thinking what I want to say," Adding humour and wit is also essential.
But realize that not all jokes are funny and observe certain boundaries. Never say anything that could offend. Remember you are not a comedian who must offend as many people as you can to be witty. 

(c) What, according to the writer, should be avoided while communicating?
Ans: (c) We should speak only when we have to add value to what is being said. We should also refrain from speaking too fast.

Ques 5: Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:
It is rare to find someone with good technical and communication skills. You can get far ahead of your colleagues if you combine the two early in your career. People will judge, evaluate, promote or block you based on your communication skill. Since habits form by repeating both good and bad forms of communication, learn to observe great communicators and adopt their styles and traits in written and verbal forms.
The art of listening and learning from each and every interaction, is another secret recipe. Develop the subconscious habit of listening to yourself as you speak and know when to pause. Learning what not to say is probably more important than learning what to say.
As you career develops, you will realize that the wise speak less. Speak when you have value to add, else refrain. Poorly constructed e-mails with grammatical errors are acceptable between friends, but they should be seriously avoided while communicating formally with your seniors.
Avoid any communication in an emotional state when you might say thinks you will regret later. One unnecessary word uttered at the wrong time or place can ruin a relationship, career or even your life.
Such is the power of words. If such a thing happens/ you should immediately apologies, else it may haunt you for life. Another problem to overcome is speaking too fast. Since our minds are working faster than our speech, we are inclined to speak fast.
This does not necessarily mean that the person hearing it will get it any faster. On the contrary. It is always the reverse. So slow down, and think before your speak. "When I get ready to speak to people, "Abraham Lincoln said, I spend two-thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one-third thinking what I want to say," Adding humour and wit is also essential.
But realize that not all jokes are funny and observe certain boundaries. Never say anything that could offend. Remember you are not a comedian who must offend as many people as you can to be witty.

(d) Why should you be careful when you tend to be humorous? 
Ans: (d) While being humorous we should be careful that we do not offend anybody. Also realize that every joke is not always funny.

Ques 6: Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:
It is rare to find someone with good technical and communication skills. You can get far ahead of your colleagues if you combine the two early in your career. People will judge, evaluate, promote or block you based on your communication skill. Since habits form by repeating both good and bad forms of communication, learn to observe great communicators and adopt their styles and traits in written and verbal forms.
The art of listening and learning from each and every interaction, is another secret recipe. Develop the subconscious habit of listening to yourself as you speak and know when to pause. Learning what not to say is probably more important than learning what to say.
As you career develops, you will realize that the wise speak less. Speak when you have value to add, else refrain. Poorly constructed e-mails with grammatical errors are acceptable between friends, but they should be seriously avoided while communicating formally with your seniors.
Avoid any communication in an emotional state when you might say thinks you will regret later. One unnecessary word uttered at the wrong time or place can ruin a relationship, career or even your life.
Such is the power of words. If such a thing happens/ you should immediately apologies, else it may haunt you for life. Another problem to overcome is speaking too fast. Since our minds are working faster than our speech, we are inclined to speak fast.
This does not necessarily mean that the person hearing it will get it any faster. On the contrary. It is always the reverse. So slow down, and think before your speak. "When I get ready to speak to people, "Abraham Lincoln said, I spend two-thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one-third thinking what I want to say," Adding humour and wit is also essential.
But realize that not all jokes are funny and observe certain boundaries. Never say anything that could offend. Remember you are not a comedian who must offend as many people as you can to be witty.

(ii) Choose the most appropriate meanings of the given words from the options provided:
(a) Evaluate (para 1)
(A) (i) estimate
(B) (ii) assume
(C) (iii) punish
(D) (iv) evolve
Ans: (A)

Ques 7: Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:
It is rare to find someone with good technical and communication skills. You can get far ahead of your colleagues if you combine the two early in your career. People will judge, evaluate, promote or block you based on your communication skill. Since habits form by repeating both good and bad forms of communication, learn to observe great communicators and adopt their styles and traits in written and verbal forms.
The art of listening and learning from each and every interaction, is another secret recipe. Develop the subconscious habit of listening to yourself as you speak and know when to pause. Learning what not to say is probably more important than learning what to say.
As you career develops, you will realize that the wise speak less. Speak when you have value to add, else refrain. Poorly constructed e-mails with grammatical errors are acceptable between friends, but they should be seriously avoided while communicating formally with your seniors.
Avoid any communication in an emotional state when you might say thinks you will regret later. One unnecessary word uttered at the wrong time or place can ruin a relationship, career or even your life.
Such is the power of words. If such a thing happens/ you should immediately apologies, else it may haunt you for life. Another problem to overcome is speaking too fast. Since our minds are working faster than our speech, we are inclined to speak fast.
This does not necessarily mean that the person hearing it will get it any faster. On the contrary. It is always the reverse. So slow down, and think before your speak. "When I get ready to speak to people, "Abraham Lincoln said, I spend two-thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one-third thinking what I want to say," Adding humour and wit is also essential.
But realize that not all jokes are funny and observe certain boundaries. Never say anything that could offend. Remember you are not a comedian who must offend as many people as you can to be witty.
Choose the most appropriate meanings of the given words from the options provided:

(b) trait (para 1)
(A) (i) treaty
(B) (ii) trail
(C) (iii) quality
(D) (iv) liberty
Ans: (C)

Ques 8: Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:
It is rare to find someone with good technical and communication skills. You can get far ahead of your colleagues if you combine the two early in your career. People will judge, evaluate, promote or block you based on your communication skill. Since habits form by repeating both good and bad forms of communication, learn to observe great communicators and adopt their styles and traits in written and verbal forms.
The art of listening and learning from each and every interaction, is another secret recipe. Develop the subconscious habit of listening to yourself as you speak and know when to pause. Learning what not to say is probably more important than learning what to say.
As you career develops, you will realize that the wise speak less. Speak when you have value to add, else refrain. Poorly constructed e-mails with grammatical errors are acceptable between friends, but they should be seriously avoided while communicating formally with your seniors.
Avoid any communication in an emotional state when you might say thinks you will regret later. One unnecessary word uttered at the wrong time or place can ruin a relationship, career or even your life.
Such is the power of words. If such a thing happens/ you should immediately apologies, else it may haunt you for life. Another problem to overcome is speaking too fast. Since our minds are working faster than our speech, we are inclined to speak fast.
This does not necessarily mean that the person hearing it will get it any faster. On the contrary. It is always the reverse. So slow down, and think before your speak. "When I get ready to speak to people, "Abraham Lincoln said, I spend two-thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one-third thinking what I want to say," Adding humour and wit is also essential.
But realize that not all jokes are funny and observe certain boundaries. Never say anything that could offend. Remember you are not a comedian who must offend as many people as you can to be witty.
Choose the most appropriate meanings of the given words from the options provided:

(c) utter (para 2)
(A) (i) flatter
(B) (ii) speak
(C) (iii) rot
(D) (iv) unique
Ans: (B)

Ques 9: Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:
It is rare to find someone with good technical and communication skills. You can get far ahead of your colleagues if you combine the two early in your career. People will judge, evaluate, promote or block you based on your communication skill. Since habits form by repeating both good and bad forms of communication, learn to observe great communicators and adopt their styles and traits in written and verbal forms.
The art of listening and learning from each and every interaction, is another secret recipe. Develop the subconscious habit of listening to yourself as you speak and know when to pause. Learning what not to say is probably more important than learning what to say.
As you career develops, you will realize that the wise speak less. Speak when you have value to add, else refrain. Poorly constructed e-mails with grammatical errors are acceptable between friends, but they should be seriously avoided while communicating formally with your seniors.
Avoid any communication in an emotional state when you might say thinks you will regret later. One unnecessary word uttered at the wrong time or place can ruin a relationship, career or even your life.
Such is the power of words. If such a thing happens/ you should immediately apologies, else it may haunt you for life. Another problem to overcome is speaking too fast. Since our minds are working faster than our speech, we are inclined to speak fast.
This does not necessarily mean that the person hearing it will get it any faster. On the contrary. It is always the reverse. So slow down, and think before your speak. "When I get ready to speak to people, "Abraham Lincoln said, I spend two-thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one-third thinking what I want to say," Adding humour and wit is also essential.
But realize that not all jokes are funny and observe certain boundaries. Never say anything that could offend. Remember you are not a comedian who must offend as many people as you can to be witty.
Choose the most appropriate meanings of the given words from the options provided:

(d) haunt (para 2)
(A) (i) hunt
(B) (ii) chant
(C) (iii) trouble
(D) (iv) avoid
Ans: (C)

Ques 10: Read the following conversation between Ram and Shyam. Then as Shyam, write a message for
Kamal using 35 words:

Ram      : May I speak to Kamal.

Shyam  : He is not at home.

Ram      : Then please ask him to bring my English note book to school tomorrow as it has to be submitted to the teacher.

Shyam   : Who is speaking?

Ram       : I am his friend Ram.
Ans: 

MESSAGE
2 November, 20XX   -
5.30 p.m.
Kamal,
Your friend Ram telephoned. He has asked you to take his English note book to school tomorrow as he has to submit it to the teacher.
Shyam  

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