PRE BOARD EXAMINATION 2014
COMPULSORY ENGLISH (Class XII E & H)
I. Draft an advertisement for the classified columns of a newspaper about the documents you have lost between your house and school giving necessary details.
Your school is organizing a Blood Donation camp on March 2nd 2014. As the Head Girl of the school write a notice for inviting the names of those who are willing to donate blood.
II. Being a staff reporter prepare a report in 100 words with the help of hints given about heavy rains in Rajasthan.
Sudden heavy continuous rains...rivers flood...power failure...houses fall down...people homeless...rescued...rescue party...government works...war footing.
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C) Write an application with CV (Curriculum Vitae)
G.H.S.S. Gotan requires teachers to teach English. You are a post graduate in English with B.Ed and an eligible candidate for the post.
IV. Write an article on Television Its Uses And Abuses.
V. Write a speech on harmful effects of polythene.
VI. Read the extract below and answer the questions:
Driving from my parent's home to Cochin last Friday morning, I saw my mother, beside me, doze, open mouthed, her face ashen like that
of a corpse and realised with pain that she thought away, and looked but soon put that thought away, and looked out at young tree sprinting, the merry children spilling out of their homes,...
Q1. What does the expression ‘her face ashen’ refer to?
Q2. In what condition did the poetess see her mother?
Q3. Find out the word from the above lines which means ‘happy and cheerful’.
VII. Answer the following:
Q1. What was Franz expected to be prepared with for the school that day?
Q2. Mention the hazards of working in the glass bangle industry?
Q3. What is the misadventure that William Douglas speaks about?
Q4. How did the rattrap seller make a living?
Q5.Why is the poet’s mother compared to the ‘late winter’s moon’?
Q6. List the things of beauty mentioned in the poem ‘A Thing of Beauty’.
Q7. What ‘childish longing’ does the poet refer to?
Q8. How are the tigers described by the poet in ‘Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers’?
Q9. What does the third level refer to?
Q10. Who is the tiger king? Why does he get that name?
Q11. What are the indications for the future of mankind?
Q12. Who was Dr. Sadao? Where was his house?
Q13. How did Derry get his face burnt? How does he feel?
Q14. What kind of a person was Evans?
Q15. Why did Bama feel terribly sad and provoked?