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Subject English 
Class - VIII 
Time: 3hrs                                                                                         M.M.100 
 
Section – A (Reading)  20 marks 
Q.1 Read the following passage carefully and write the option you consider the most appropriate, in your 
answer sheet   (5 Marks)  
It is probable that illness and infection caused by food contaminated with bacteria which produce diseases, 
have existed since the beginning of time. Drinking water can be made safe by treating it with chlorine. Milk 
can be made safe by heating it and then packing it in sterilised containers. But it is either very difficult or 
simply not possible to treat most of the things we eat, in either of these ways. All that can be done is either 
to prevent bacteria from entering the food, or to stop them form growing after they have entered. 
For a long time, it was believed that some substances called ptomaines were agents of food poisoning but 
it was finally discovered that these ptomaine found in rotten food, can be swallowed without the harmful 
effects that follows it. In 1888, about 60 people, all of whom had eaten meat taken from the same animal, 
were taken ill, and one man died. Dr. Gaertner, a German bacteriologist, was able to isolate the food 
poisoning bacteria (Salmonella) which had caused the outbreak; and put forward the theory that all food 
poisoning was due to the presence of such bacteria. 
(a) According to the passage, which one of the following statements is not true?  
 
(i) Illness and infection are caused by contaminated food. 
(ii) Food is contaminated by bacteria which produce disease. 
(iii) Food contamination is a new problem that people are facing.  
(iv) Chlorine is used to clean the drinking water. 
 
(b) According to the passage, 
(i) Milk and water cannot be treated easily, in comparison with other eatables. 
(ii) Milk and water can be treated easily in comparison of other eatables. 
(iii) All eatables can be made safe from bacteria.  
(iv) Chlorine is the best substance to treat the milk products. 
(c) Mark the true statements.  
1. Food is safe in a sterilised container  
2. Food is contaminated if any bacteria enters it.  
3. Ptomaine is  the only bacteria that cause food poisoning  
(i) Only 1 is true 
(ii) Only 2 is true 
(iii) Only 2 and 3 are true  
(iv) Only 1 and 2 are true 
(d) According to the passage, ptomaine  
(i) Always cause food poisoning.  
(ii) Can be swallowed without any harmful effect.  
(iii) Make food safe.  
(iv) Are not bacteria.  
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Subject English 
Class - VIII 
Time: 3hrs                                                                                         M.M.100 
 
Section – A (Reading)  20 marks 
Q.1 Read the following passage carefully and write the option you consider the most appropriate, in your 
answer sheet   (5 Marks)  
It is probable that illness and infection caused by food contaminated with bacteria which produce diseases, 
have existed since the beginning of time. Drinking water can be made safe by treating it with chlorine. Milk 
can be made safe by heating it and then packing it in sterilised containers. But it is either very difficult or 
simply not possible to treat most of the things we eat, in either of these ways. All that can be done is either 
to prevent bacteria from entering the food, or to stop them form growing after they have entered. 
For a long time, it was believed that some substances called ptomaines were agents of food poisoning but 
it was finally discovered that these ptomaine found in rotten food, can be swallowed without the harmful 
effects that follows it. In 1888, about 60 people, all of whom had eaten meat taken from the same animal, 
were taken ill, and one man died. Dr. Gaertner, a German bacteriologist, was able to isolate the food 
poisoning bacteria (Salmonella) which had caused the outbreak; and put forward the theory that all food 
poisoning was due to the presence of such bacteria. 
(a) According to the passage, which one of the following statements is not true?  
 
(i) Illness and infection are caused by contaminated food. 
(ii) Food is contaminated by bacteria which produce disease. 
(iii) Food contamination is a new problem that people are facing.  
(iv) Chlorine is used to clean the drinking water. 
 
(b) According to the passage, 
(i) Milk and water cannot be treated easily, in comparison with other eatables. 
(ii) Milk and water can be treated easily in comparison of other eatables. 
(iii) All eatables can be made safe from bacteria.  
(iv) Chlorine is the best substance to treat the milk products. 
(c) Mark the true statements.  
1. Food is safe in a sterilised container  
2. Food is contaminated if any bacteria enters it.  
3. Ptomaine is  the only bacteria that cause food poisoning  
(i) Only 1 is true 
(ii) Only 2 is true 
(iii) Only 2 and 3 are true  
(iv) Only 1 and 2 are true 
(d) According to the passage, ptomaine  
(i) Always cause food poisoning.  
(ii) Can be swallowed without any harmful effect.  
(iii) Make food safe.  
(iv) Are not bacteria.  
 
(e) Pick out the word from the passage that means the same as likely. 
(i) Probable  
(ii) Prevent  
(iii) Isolate  
(iv) Put forward 
 
Q.2 Read the following passage carefully and write the option you consider the most appropriate, in  
        your answer sheet:                                                  (5 Marks) 
 
               Pindari glacier is a range of four glaciers, namely Sunderdunga, Namik, Pindari and Kafni. To go to pindari 
glacier it is a 54 km. Trek and the walking part is normally covered in four days. In this trek, we cross many 
mountains and forests and see a lot of wildlife. We were eight members in the team. The whole trip took 
us ten days in the mountains. Throughout the way our guide and my father explained to us about the 
various features of the Himalayas we were passing through. We had to face bad weather for two days. 
There was steep climb at some places and as we climbed up we were affected by high altitude sickness and 
lack of oxygen and we felt very tired. 
Pindari glacier is surrounded on all sides by snow covered peaks such as Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Nanda 
Khat, Bailiuri and many more. This glacier is a frozen river of ice and settled in such a way that it looked like 
a huge staircase. There I saw all physical features such as gorges, moraines, hanging valleys, etc. 
 
(a)  Pindari glacier is  
(i) A glacier range of four mountains namely sunderdunga, Namik, Pindari and Kafni. 
(ii) A mountain speak surrounded by sunderdunga, Namik and Kafni 
(iii) A range of four glaciers namely Sunderdunga, Namik, Pindar and Kafni.  
(iv) A forest in the Himalayan region. 
 
(b) Which one of the following statements is not true?  
(i) Pindari is a mountainous area.  
(ii) Its walking part is covered in four days. 
(iii) There is no wildlife in the area.  
(iv) Nanda Davi is very close to pindari. 
 
(c) The temperature in the area is  
(i) Normal  
(ii) High  
(iii) Below zero degree.  
(iv) Low.  
(d) A trip to pindari glacier  
 
(i) Helps in understanding the natural geography.  
(ii) Is an adventurous experience as one has to face bad weather and difficult treks.  
(iii) Is very sickening as one is affected by sickness and lack of oxygen.  
(iv) Is very informative as one learns many things about Himalayas.  
 
(i) 1 and 2 are correct.  
(ii) 3 and 4 are correct.  
(iii) 1,2 and 4 are correct. 
(iv) All are correct. 
 
(e) Which word in the passage means the same as Characteristics?  
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Subject English 
Class - VIII 
Time: 3hrs                                                                                         M.M.100 
 
Section – A (Reading)  20 marks 
Q.1 Read the following passage carefully and write the option you consider the most appropriate, in your 
answer sheet   (5 Marks)  
It is probable that illness and infection caused by food contaminated with bacteria which produce diseases, 
have existed since the beginning of time. Drinking water can be made safe by treating it with chlorine. Milk 
can be made safe by heating it and then packing it in sterilised containers. But it is either very difficult or 
simply not possible to treat most of the things we eat, in either of these ways. All that can be done is either 
to prevent bacteria from entering the food, or to stop them form growing after they have entered. 
For a long time, it was believed that some substances called ptomaines were agents of food poisoning but 
it was finally discovered that these ptomaine found in rotten food, can be swallowed without the harmful 
effects that follows it. In 1888, about 60 people, all of whom had eaten meat taken from the same animal, 
were taken ill, and one man died. Dr. Gaertner, a German bacteriologist, was able to isolate the food 
poisoning bacteria (Salmonella) which had caused the outbreak; and put forward the theory that all food 
poisoning was due to the presence of such bacteria. 
(a) According to the passage, which one of the following statements is not true?  
 
(i) Illness and infection are caused by contaminated food. 
(ii) Food is contaminated by bacteria which produce disease. 
(iii) Food contamination is a new problem that people are facing.  
(iv) Chlorine is used to clean the drinking water. 
 
(b) According to the passage, 
(i) Milk and water cannot be treated easily, in comparison with other eatables. 
(ii) Milk and water can be treated easily in comparison of other eatables. 
(iii) All eatables can be made safe from bacteria.  
(iv) Chlorine is the best substance to treat the milk products. 
(c) Mark the true statements.  
1. Food is safe in a sterilised container  
2. Food is contaminated if any bacteria enters it.  
3. Ptomaine is  the only bacteria that cause food poisoning  
(i) Only 1 is true 
(ii) Only 2 is true 
(iii) Only 2 and 3 are true  
(iv) Only 1 and 2 are true 
(d) According to the passage, ptomaine  
(i) Always cause food poisoning.  
(ii) Can be swallowed without any harmful effect.  
(iii) Make food safe.  
(iv) Are not bacteria.  
 
(e) Pick out the word from the passage that means the same as likely. 
(i) Probable  
(ii) Prevent  
(iii) Isolate  
(iv) Put forward 
 
Q.2 Read the following passage carefully and write the option you consider the most appropriate, in  
        your answer sheet:                                                  (5 Marks) 
 
               Pindari glacier is a range of four glaciers, namely Sunderdunga, Namik, Pindari and Kafni. To go to pindari 
glacier it is a 54 km. Trek and the walking part is normally covered in four days. In this trek, we cross many 
mountains and forests and see a lot of wildlife. We were eight members in the team. The whole trip took 
us ten days in the mountains. Throughout the way our guide and my father explained to us about the 
various features of the Himalayas we were passing through. We had to face bad weather for two days. 
There was steep climb at some places and as we climbed up we were affected by high altitude sickness and 
lack of oxygen and we felt very tired. 
Pindari glacier is surrounded on all sides by snow covered peaks such as Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Nanda 
Khat, Bailiuri and many more. This glacier is a frozen river of ice and settled in such a way that it looked like 
a huge staircase. There I saw all physical features such as gorges, moraines, hanging valleys, etc. 
 
(a)  Pindari glacier is  
(i) A glacier range of four mountains namely sunderdunga, Namik, Pindari and Kafni. 
(ii) A mountain speak surrounded by sunderdunga, Namik and Kafni 
(iii) A range of four glaciers namely Sunderdunga, Namik, Pindar and Kafni.  
(iv) A forest in the Himalayan region. 
 
(b) Which one of the following statements is not true?  
(i) Pindari is a mountainous area.  
(ii) Its walking part is covered in four days. 
(iii) There is no wildlife in the area.  
(iv) Nanda Davi is very close to pindari. 
 
(c) The temperature in the area is  
(i) Normal  
(ii) High  
(iii) Below zero degree.  
(iv) Low.  
(d) A trip to pindari glacier  
 
(i) Helps in understanding the natural geography.  
(ii) Is an adventurous experience as one has to face bad weather and difficult treks.  
(iii) Is very sickening as one is affected by sickness and lack of oxygen.  
(iv) Is very informative as one learns many things about Himalayas.  
 
(i) 1 and 2 are correct.  
(ii) 3 and 4 are correct.  
(iii) 1,2 and 4 are correct. 
(iv) All are correct. 
 
(e) Which word in the passage means the same as Characteristics?  
(i) Gorge  
(ii) Trek 
(iii) Features 
(iv) Altitude 
Q. 3 Read the following passage carefully and write the option you consider the most appropriate, in  
         your answer sheet:                                                                                                                           (5 Marks)  
A new database for spoken English is being created at the Oxford University Phonetics Laboratory.  
Professor John Coleman and his team are one of four teams to win the Digging into Data 
competition set up to encourage imaginative, forward-thinking research using large-scale 
computing in Humanities.  
The resulting database will contain a years worth of spoken English and the project mining a year of 
speech will create the world’s largest searchable database of spoken English sound recordings. It 
will be a useful resource for anyone interested in spoken English not just phoneticians and linguists, 
but also many other kinds of people such as teachers of English language, social historians, and 
interested members of the public. 
Professor Coleman said, in a world where there`s more multimedia available than text, audio 
searching is becoming a vital technology, even Google is moving into it now. We will provide the 
data so that it is searchable, but we can`t even begin to imagine the full questions about language 
that people will want to use it for.” 
(a)  The oxford University Phonetic Laboratory is creating  
(i) A dictionary of spoken English. 
(ii) A database enabling people to search for spoken English sound recordings.  
(iii) A course material helpful for those who are interested in learning English.  
(iv)  A  Searchable information on language teaching.  
(b) The main purpose of Digging into Data competition is  
(i) To collect data for the project.  
(ii) To encourage imaginative and forward-thinking research. 
(iii) To promote English as an international language.  
(iv) To develop study material for spoken English.  
(c) The database complied by the OUPL will be helpful for  
(i) The phoneticians.  
(ii) Linguists.  
(iii) Students and teachers.  
(iv) All of the above.  
(d) On the basis of your reading of the above passage, mark the statements which are correct. 
(1) There is not sufficient database for spoken English sounds. 
(2) The new project will soon be available on the internet.  
(3) There are more texts available than that of multimedia.  
(4) Audio searching is vital but not sufficiently available. 
(i) Only 1 and 2 are correct  
(ii) Only 1, 2 and 4 are correct.  
(iii) Only 3 are correct.  
(iv) All are correct.  
 
(e) As linguist is related to a person who studies a language, similarly phonetics is related to be the  
 
(i) Study of sounds of a language.  
(ii) Study of spellings of a language.  
(iii) Grammar.  
(iv) Literature. 
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Subject English 
Class - VIII 
Time: 3hrs                                                                                         M.M.100 
 
Section – A (Reading)  20 marks 
Q.1 Read the following passage carefully and write the option you consider the most appropriate, in your 
answer sheet   (5 Marks)  
It is probable that illness and infection caused by food contaminated with bacteria which produce diseases, 
have existed since the beginning of time. Drinking water can be made safe by treating it with chlorine. Milk 
can be made safe by heating it and then packing it in sterilised containers. But it is either very difficult or 
simply not possible to treat most of the things we eat, in either of these ways. All that can be done is either 
to prevent bacteria from entering the food, or to stop them form growing after they have entered. 
For a long time, it was believed that some substances called ptomaines were agents of food poisoning but 
it was finally discovered that these ptomaine found in rotten food, can be swallowed without the harmful 
effects that follows it. In 1888, about 60 people, all of whom had eaten meat taken from the same animal, 
were taken ill, and one man died. Dr. Gaertner, a German bacteriologist, was able to isolate the food 
poisoning bacteria (Salmonella) which had caused the outbreak; and put forward the theory that all food 
poisoning was due to the presence of such bacteria. 
(a) According to the passage, which one of the following statements is not true?  
 
(i) Illness and infection are caused by contaminated food. 
(ii) Food is contaminated by bacteria which produce disease. 
(iii) Food contamination is a new problem that people are facing.  
(iv) Chlorine is used to clean the drinking water. 
 
(b) According to the passage, 
(i) Milk and water cannot be treated easily, in comparison with other eatables. 
(ii) Milk and water can be treated easily in comparison of other eatables. 
(iii) All eatables can be made safe from bacteria.  
(iv) Chlorine is the best substance to treat the milk products. 
(c) Mark the true statements.  
1. Food is safe in a sterilised container  
2. Food is contaminated if any bacteria enters it.  
3. Ptomaine is  the only bacteria that cause food poisoning  
(i) Only 1 is true 
(ii) Only 2 is true 
(iii) Only 2 and 3 are true  
(iv) Only 1 and 2 are true 
(d) According to the passage, ptomaine  
(i) Always cause food poisoning.  
(ii) Can be swallowed without any harmful effect.  
(iii) Make food safe.  
(iv) Are not bacteria.  
 
(e) Pick out the word from the passage that means the same as likely. 
(i) Probable  
(ii) Prevent  
(iii) Isolate  
(iv) Put forward 
 
Q.2 Read the following passage carefully and write the option you consider the most appropriate, in  
        your answer sheet:                                                  (5 Marks) 
 
               Pindari glacier is a range of four glaciers, namely Sunderdunga, Namik, Pindari and Kafni. To go to pindari 
glacier it is a 54 km. Trek and the walking part is normally covered in four days. In this trek, we cross many 
mountains and forests and see a lot of wildlife. We were eight members in the team. The whole trip took 
us ten days in the mountains. Throughout the way our guide and my father explained to us about the 
various features of the Himalayas we were passing through. We had to face bad weather for two days. 
There was steep climb at some places and as we climbed up we were affected by high altitude sickness and 
lack of oxygen and we felt very tired. 
Pindari glacier is surrounded on all sides by snow covered peaks such as Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Nanda 
Khat, Bailiuri and many more. This glacier is a frozen river of ice and settled in such a way that it looked like 
a huge staircase. There I saw all physical features such as gorges, moraines, hanging valleys, etc. 
 
(a)  Pindari glacier is  
(i) A glacier range of four mountains namely sunderdunga, Namik, Pindari and Kafni. 
(ii) A mountain speak surrounded by sunderdunga, Namik and Kafni 
(iii) A range of four glaciers namely Sunderdunga, Namik, Pindar and Kafni.  
(iv) A forest in the Himalayan region. 
 
(b) Which one of the following statements is not true?  
(i) Pindari is a mountainous area.  
(ii) Its walking part is covered in four days. 
(iii) There is no wildlife in the area.  
(iv) Nanda Davi is very close to pindari. 
 
(c) The temperature in the area is  
(i) Normal  
(ii) High  
(iii) Below zero degree.  
(iv) Low.  
(d) A trip to pindari glacier  
 
(i) Helps in understanding the natural geography.  
(ii) Is an adventurous experience as one has to face bad weather and difficult treks.  
(iii) Is very sickening as one is affected by sickness and lack of oxygen.  
(iv) Is very informative as one learns many things about Himalayas.  
 
(i) 1 and 2 are correct.  
(ii) 3 and 4 are correct.  
(iii) 1,2 and 4 are correct. 
(iv) All are correct. 
 
(e) Which word in the passage means the same as Characteristics?  
(i) Gorge  
(ii) Trek 
(iii) Features 
(iv) Altitude 
Q. 3 Read the following passage carefully and write the option you consider the most appropriate, in  
         your answer sheet:                                                                                                                           (5 Marks)  
A new database for spoken English is being created at the Oxford University Phonetics Laboratory.  
Professor John Coleman and his team are one of four teams to win the Digging into Data 
competition set up to encourage imaginative, forward-thinking research using large-scale 
computing in Humanities.  
The resulting database will contain a years worth of spoken English and the project mining a year of 
speech will create the world’s largest searchable database of spoken English sound recordings. It 
will be a useful resource for anyone interested in spoken English not just phoneticians and linguists, 
but also many other kinds of people such as teachers of English language, social historians, and 
interested members of the public. 
Professor Coleman said, in a world where there`s more multimedia available than text, audio 
searching is becoming a vital technology, even Google is moving into it now. We will provide the 
data so that it is searchable, but we can`t even begin to imagine the full questions about language 
that people will want to use it for.” 
(a)  The oxford University Phonetic Laboratory is creating  
(i) A dictionary of spoken English. 
(ii) A database enabling people to search for spoken English sound recordings.  
(iii) A course material helpful for those who are interested in learning English.  
(iv)  A  Searchable information on language teaching.  
(b) The main purpose of Digging into Data competition is  
(i) To collect data for the project.  
(ii) To encourage imaginative and forward-thinking research. 
(iii) To promote English as an international language.  
(iv) To develop study material for spoken English.  
(c) The database complied by the OUPL will be helpful for  
(i) The phoneticians.  
(ii) Linguists.  
(iii) Students and teachers.  
(iv) All of the above.  
(d) On the basis of your reading of the above passage, mark the statements which are correct. 
(1) There is not sufficient database for spoken English sounds. 
(2) The new project will soon be available on the internet.  
(3) There are more texts available than that of multimedia.  
(4) Audio searching is vital but not sufficiently available. 
(i) Only 1 and 2 are correct  
(ii) Only 1, 2 and 4 are correct.  
(iii) Only 3 are correct.  
(iv) All are correct.  
 
(e) As linguist is related to a person who studies a language, similarly phonetics is related to be the  
 
(i) Study of sounds of a language.  
(ii) Study of spellings of a language.  
(iii) Grammar.  
(iv) Literature. 
 
Q.4 Read the following poem carefully and write the option you consider the most appropriate, in your  
         answer sheet:                                                                              (5 marks) 
By the Sea  
It is a beauteous evening, calm and free; 
The holy time is quiet as a Nun 
Breathless with adoration; the broad sun 
Is sinking down in its tranquility; 
The gentleness of heaven broods o`er the sea; 
Listen! The mighty Being is awake,  
And doth with his eternal motion make 
A   sound like thunder-everlastingly. 
Dear child! dear girl! That walkest with me here 
If thou appear untouched by solemn thought  
Thy nature is not therefore less divine; 
Thou liest in Abraham`s bosom all the year,  
And worshipp`st at the temple`s inner shrine, 
God being with thee when we know it not 
William Wordsworth 
(a) The first stanza gives an impression of  
(i) Noon.  
(ii) Morning. 
(iii) Sunrise. 
(iv) Sunset. 
(b) The mighty being stands for  
(i) The sea.  
(ii) The sun. 
(iii) God. 
(iv) Poet. 
(c) Which one of the following statements is not true? 
(I) The poet is near the sea.  
(II) The poet is all alone. 
(III) It is calm and quiet all around.  
(IV) The poet addresses the young boys and girls.  
(d) The last line conveys that  
(i) God is always with us.  
(ii) We always know when god is with us  
(iii) God is with us only when we are in temples. 
(iv) If we want the blessing of god we should go to shrines. 
(e) Pick out the word from the poem that means the same as serious and earnest. 
(i) Solemn  
(ii) Divine. 
(iii) Bosom 
(iv) Broods  
SECTION – B (Writing)     M.M. 25 
Q1.  Priyanka is alarmed at the way her city has changed in the recent years. She is the secretary of the  
         Eco Club of her school and decides to take out a rally to  caution people against environmental  
        pollutions in and around her city. Write a notice in not more than 50 words.                                  (5) 
 
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Subject English 
Class - VIII 
Time: 3hrs                                                                                         M.M.100 
 
Section – A (Reading)  20 marks 
Q.1 Read the following passage carefully and write the option you consider the most appropriate, in your 
answer sheet   (5 Marks)  
It is probable that illness and infection caused by food contaminated with bacteria which produce diseases, 
have existed since the beginning of time. Drinking water can be made safe by treating it with chlorine. Milk 
can be made safe by heating it and then packing it in sterilised containers. But it is either very difficult or 
simply not possible to treat most of the things we eat, in either of these ways. All that can be done is either 
to prevent bacteria from entering the food, or to stop them form growing after they have entered. 
For a long time, it was believed that some substances called ptomaines were agents of food poisoning but 
it was finally discovered that these ptomaine found in rotten food, can be swallowed without the harmful 
effects that follows it. In 1888, about 60 people, all of whom had eaten meat taken from the same animal, 
were taken ill, and one man died. Dr. Gaertner, a German bacteriologist, was able to isolate the food 
poisoning bacteria (Salmonella) which had caused the outbreak; and put forward the theory that all food 
poisoning was due to the presence of such bacteria. 
(a) According to the passage, which one of the following statements is not true?  
 
(i) Illness and infection are caused by contaminated food. 
(ii) Food is contaminated by bacteria which produce disease. 
(iii) Food contamination is a new problem that people are facing.  
(iv) Chlorine is used to clean the drinking water. 
 
(b) According to the passage, 
(i) Milk and water cannot be treated easily, in comparison with other eatables. 
(ii) Milk and water can be treated easily in comparison of other eatables. 
(iii) All eatables can be made safe from bacteria.  
(iv) Chlorine is the best substance to treat the milk products. 
(c) Mark the true statements.  
1. Food is safe in a sterilised container  
2. Food is contaminated if any bacteria enters it.  
3. Ptomaine is  the only bacteria that cause food poisoning  
(i) Only 1 is true 
(ii) Only 2 is true 
(iii) Only 2 and 3 are true  
(iv) Only 1 and 2 are true 
(d) According to the passage, ptomaine  
(i) Always cause food poisoning.  
(ii) Can be swallowed without any harmful effect.  
(iii) Make food safe.  
(iv) Are not bacteria.  
 
(e) Pick out the word from the passage that means the same as likely. 
(i) Probable  
(ii) Prevent  
(iii) Isolate  
(iv) Put forward 
 
Q.2 Read the following passage carefully and write the option you consider the most appropriate, in  
        your answer sheet:                                                  (5 Marks) 
 
               Pindari glacier is a range of four glaciers, namely Sunderdunga, Namik, Pindari and Kafni. To go to pindari 
glacier it is a 54 km. Trek and the walking part is normally covered in four days. In this trek, we cross many 
mountains and forests and see a lot of wildlife. We were eight members in the team. The whole trip took 
us ten days in the mountains. Throughout the way our guide and my father explained to us about the 
various features of the Himalayas we were passing through. We had to face bad weather for two days. 
There was steep climb at some places and as we climbed up we were affected by high altitude sickness and 
lack of oxygen and we felt very tired. 
Pindari glacier is surrounded on all sides by snow covered peaks such as Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Nanda 
Khat, Bailiuri and many more. This glacier is a frozen river of ice and settled in such a way that it looked like 
a huge staircase. There I saw all physical features such as gorges, moraines, hanging valleys, etc. 
 
(a)  Pindari glacier is  
(i) A glacier range of four mountains namely sunderdunga, Namik, Pindari and Kafni. 
(ii) A mountain speak surrounded by sunderdunga, Namik and Kafni 
(iii) A range of four glaciers namely Sunderdunga, Namik, Pindar and Kafni.  
(iv) A forest in the Himalayan region. 
 
(b) Which one of the following statements is not true?  
(i) Pindari is a mountainous area.  
(ii) Its walking part is covered in four days. 
(iii) There is no wildlife in the area.  
(iv) Nanda Davi is very close to pindari. 
 
(c) The temperature in the area is  
(i) Normal  
(ii) High  
(iii) Below zero degree.  
(iv) Low.  
(d) A trip to pindari glacier  
 
(i) Helps in understanding the natural geography.  
(ii) Is an adventurous experience as one has to face bad weather and difficult treks.  
(iii) Is very sickening as one is affected by sickness and lack of oxygen.  
(iv) Is very informative as one learns many things about Himalayas.  
 
(i) 1 and 2 are correct.  
(ii) 3 and 4 are correct.  
(iii) 1,2 and 4 are correct. 
(iv) All are correct. 
 
(e) Which word in the passage means the same as Characteristics?  
(i) Gorge  
(ii) Trek 
(iii) Features 
(iv) Altitude 
Q. 3 Read the following passage carefully and write the option you consider the most appropriate, in  
         your answer sheet:                                                                                                                           (5 Marks)  
A new database for spoken English is being created at the Oxford University Phonetics Laboratory.  
Professor John Coleman and his team are one of four teams to win the Digging into Data 
competition set up to encourage imaginative, forward-thinking research using large-scale 
computing in Humanities.  
The resulting database will contain a years worth of spoken English and the project mining a year of 
speech will create the world’s largest searchable database of spoken English sound recordings. It 
will be a useful resource for anyone interested in spoken English not just phoneticians and linguists, 
but also many other kinds of people such as teachers of English language, social historians, and 
interested members of the public. 
Professor Coleman said, in a world where there`s more multimedia available than text, audio 
searching is becoming a vital technology, even Google is moving into it now. We will provide the 
data so that it is searchable, but we can`t even begin to imagine the full questions about language 
that people will want to use it for.” 
(a)  The oxford University Phonetic Laboratory is creating  
(i) A dictionary of spoken English. 
(ii) A database enabling people to search for spoken English sound recordings.  
(iii) A course material helpful for those who are interested in learning English.  
(iv)  A  Searchable information on language teaching.  
(b) The main purpose of Digging into Data competition is  
(i) To collect data for the project.  
(ii) To encourage imaginative and forward-thinking research. 
(iii) To promote English as an international language.  
(iv) To develop study material for spoken English.  
(c) The database complied by the OUPL will be helpful for  
(i) The phoneticians.  
(ii) Linguists.  
(iii) Students and teachers.  
(iv) All of the above.  
(d) On the basis of your reading of the above passage, mark the statements which are correct. 
(1) There is not sufficient database for spoken English sounds. 
(2) The new project will soon be available on the internet.  
(3) There are more texts available than that of multimedia.  
(4) Audio searching is vital but not sufficiently available. 
(i) Only 1 and 2 are correct  
(ii) Only 1, 2 and 4 are correct.  
(iii) Only 3 are correct.  
(iv) All are correct.  
 
(e) As linguist is related to a person who studies a language, similarly phonetics is related to be the  
 
(i) Study of sounds of a language.  
(ii) Study of spellings of a language.  
(iii) Grammar.  
(iv) Literature. 
 
Q.4 Read the following poem carefully and write the option you consider the most appropriate, in your  
         answer sheet:                                                                              (5 marks) 
By the Sea  
It is a beauteous evening, calm and free; 
The holy time is quiet as a Nun 
Breathless with adoration; the broad sun 
Is sinking down in its tranquility; 
The gentleness of heaven broods o`er the sea; 
Listen! The mighty Being is awake,  
And doth with his eternal motion make 
A   sound like thunder-everlastingly. 
Dear child! dear girl! That walkest with me here 
If thou appear untouched by solemn thought  
Thy nature is not therefore less divine; 
Thou liest in Abraham`s bosom all the year,  
And worshipp`st at the temple`s inner shrine, 
God being with thee when we know it not 
William Wordsworth 
(a) The first stanza gives an impression of  
(i) Noon.  
(ii) Morning. 
(iii) Sunrise. 
(iv) Sunset. 
(b) The mighty being stands for  
(i) The sea.  
(ii) The sun. 
(iii) God. 
(iv) Poet. 
(c) Which one of the following statements is not true? 
(I) The poet is near the sea.  
(II) The poet is all alone. 
(III) It is calm and quiet all around.  
(IV) The poet addresses the young boys and girls.  
(d) The last line conveys that  
(i) God is always with us.  
(ii) We always know when god is with us  
(iii) God is with us only when we are in temples. 
(iv) If we want the blessing of god we should go to shrines. 
(e) Pick out the word from the poem that means the same as serious and earnest. 
(i) Solemn  
(ii) Divine. 
(iii) Bosom 
(iv) Broods  
SECTION – B (Writing)     M.M. 25 
Q1.  Priyanka is alarmed at the way her city has changed in the recent years. She is the secretary of the  
         Eco Club of her school and decides to take out a rally to  caution people against environmental  
        pollutions in and around her city. Write a notice in not more than 50 words.                                  (5) 
 
Q2. You are Arun/Aruna of Salwan Sr. Secondary school , New Delhi. Your school has organized  Book  
        Fair recently . Write a report for your school magazine about the Book Fair organized in your school  
        in not more than 120 words.                                                                                                                      (5) 
 
Q.3.  Write an e-mail in about 120 words to the Editor of the Indian Express expressing your views about  
          the poor condition of roads in your area. You are Sudeep/Suman of 32 New Friends Colony;    (7)                
Q4. Growing terrorism is the biggest threat to the existence of mankind. You recently read a newspaper  
        article on the Mumbai terror attack. Write an article for your school magazine on the disaster  
        caused by terrorism.                                                                                                                                    (8)  
 
SECTION – C (GRAMMAR ) MM-20 
Q. 1 Arrange the following jumbled words to make proper sentences:                   (5) 
(a) hay,  make, shines, the , while, sun 
(b) broth, too many, spoil, cooks, the   
(c)  other side, the grass, on the, greener, is always 
(d)  cannot, put out, do not, that you, light afire 
(e)  eggs, basket, don`t, in one, your, put all 
 
Q. 2 The following passage is a job advertisement to be published in a newspaper, but it has not been  
         edited. There is one error in each line. The error has been underlined. Edit the lines. The first one  
         has been done for you.                                          5 Marks 
Some highly reputed travel agency                                     e.g. Some – A  
had a vacancy for a courier. The work                              (a)  ----------------------------- 
involves taking charge of tourists and                              (b)--------------------------- 
conduct tours. Applicants must being well                      (c)----------------------------- 
 educated, with a working knowledge for at                    (d)----------------------------- 
least too languages. He must also be able                        (e) ----------------------------  
to get along well with all sports of people. 
Q. 3 Fill the blanks with correct form of the verbs given in the brackets:                 (6) 
Abraham Lincoln`s neighbours---------------------------------- (enjoy) his company very much because he 
was always full of jokes. Once he was ----------------------------- (walk) along a road to a field when he --
---------------------------- (see) a horse-cart pass him. He ---------------------- (stop) the cart, -------------------
---------- (go) up to it and said to the man driving it, “Are you wiling to take my coat into town for 
me?” “Certainly,” the man said, “but how will you get it back from there?” “That is easily done,”-----
---------------------------- (reply) Lincoln.”I----------------------------- (be) to keep wearing it.” 
Q.4 Read the conversation given below, and then complete the report that follows. Write your answers  
        in the answer sheet against the correct blank numbers.                  (4 Marks)  
Man     : You are becoming very lazy these days. Didn`t I ask you to get my breakfast ready by 8 o`clock?  
Servant    : I am sorry, sir. I got up very late today. That`s why I couldn`t prepare it on time. 
Man       : Didn`t you set the alarm before going  to sleep?  
Servant    : yes, I did sir. 
Man       : Then what happened? 
Servant   : I forgot to wind the clock. 
 
The man scolded the servant (a) ……………………..He questioned him (b)…………………………The servant 
apologized to him respectfully and explained that (c)……………………………..The man asked him 
(d)……………………………..To this, the servant answered politely that he had done so. His master further 
inquired the reason for the delay. The servant answered humbly that he had forgotten to wind the clock. 
 
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