MODEL QUESTION 63
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once. 0.5×10=5
Learning a language is like (a) —— a cycle. The most important thing about any language is (b) ——. We learn to (c) —— effectively by using (d) —— language, by doing things (e) —— it, and by experiencing it. We (f) —— learn English in (g) —— same way that one earns to ride a cycle. We should not worry (h) —— people laugh at us when we (i) —— mistakes. We can certainly learn (j) —— mistakes.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5
Everyday life presents us (a) —— opportunities. These opportunities can be either positive or negative. Someone invites us smoking. That is (b) —— negative opportunity. (c) —— new student joins the school and we have (d) —— opportunity to make a new friend. It is (e) —— positive opportunity. In life we (f) —— be careful and wise (g) —— taking up these opportunities. Otherwise, we (h) —— be led to (i) —— way (j) —— destruction.
3. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|One||remain only a dream|
|One’s ambition||needs||never be successful in life if one sits idly|
|Sometimes it||can||to work hard to materialize any ambition|
|to be too competitive too.|
|materialize one’s desired ambition only by working hard|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5Í10=5
A ship without a rudder (a) —— at the mercy of the wind and waves. Even if it (b) ——, it cannot reach the goal. Similarly, a man without an aim simply (c) —— his time and energy (d) —— one thing after another. Once this aim is fixed it should (e) —— to. It is because of the fact that a man (f) —— an aim (g) —— the difficulties he has to (h) —— to reach the goal of life. (i) —— of a career means fixing your aim in life. It makes you (j) —— in life for in life for struggle.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
My father looked at me in anger and said to me, “Where have you been so long and why are you wasting your time?” After a moment he said, “Will you not appear in the final examination.” I said, “I went to my friend’s house to borrow an essential book, but he was not at home. So I had to wait for him.”
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) We should read books to gain knowledge. (Complex)
(b) Books introduce us to the realm of knowledge. (Passive)
(c) The books of great writers contain noble thoughts and great ideas. (Interrogative)
(d) If we read books, we can enrich our minds. (Simple)
(e) Books are the greatest friends. (Positive)
(f) They give us both knowledge and pleasure. (Negative)
(g) As they are our real friends, they remain with us in time of danger. (Compound)
(h) Some books are very interesting. (Exclamatory)
(i) We can build up a developed society by reading books. (Complex)
(j) Nothing but books can remove the darkness of ignorance. (Affirmative)
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
(a) Wait here until ——.
(b) Had I recognized him ——.
(c) Scarcely had they reached the railway station ——.
(d) He pretends as though ——.
(e) ——, I went on foot.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5
(a) — (Achieve) — the proper mental (b) — (fit) — is not a one-day-task. No one born 100% (c) —psychology— fit. Just as the body parts develop and grow, psychological fitness and maturity is achieved (d) — (gradual) —. The experiences in (e) — (child) — contribute (f) — (large) — towards the sound growth of mental abilities. That is why it is told that no one is born with (g) — (born) — behavioural patterns, all what we have is acquired and (h) — (learn) —. Proper attention and care in the childhood will help kids to grow fit and sound. Psychological fitness of kids is absolute necessity as it is degree of (i) — (emotion) — growth that determines the character, career and emotional balances of the person throughout the life. Parents can’t just feel the duties accomplished by growing the children physically (j) — (health) —, but have to groom the kids emotionally and psychologically.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
(a) I wholeheartedly believe you are a real patriot,——?
(b) I try to be so, ——?
(c) I know patriotism is a noble virtue, ——?
(d) It inspires a man to shed the last drop of blood to defend the freedom of his country, ——?
(e) A man without patriotism is no better than a beast, ——?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5
How to improve the condition of the villages is (a) —— the major question (b)——the villagers where the majority of our population live, are improved, the uniform improvement of our country cannot be expected. (c) —— necessary plans should be taken immediately to improve the condition of the villages. (d) —— these plans must be implemented with the help of the local body of the government (e) —— non government organizations.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
run run the owner is coming said the naughty boy while others giggled they were in fact gathering the windfall mangoes why are you here i will punish you will never get hold of me
SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. (a) riding; (b) communication; (c) communicate; (d) a; (e) with; (f) can; (g) the; (h) if; (i) make; (j) through.
2. (a) many; (b) a; (c) A; (d) an; (e) a; (f) must; (g) in; (h) will; (i) the; (j) of.
3. (a) One needs to work hard to materialize any ambition.
(b) One’s ambition can never be successful in life if one sits idly.
(c) Sometimes it can remain only a dream.
(d) One can materialize one’s desired ambition only by working hard.
(e) One needs to be competitive too.
4. (a) drifts; (b) tries; (c) wastes; (d) choosing; (e) be stuck; (f) having; (g) must/should overcome; (h) face; (i) Choice; (j) prepared.
5. My father looked at me in anger and asked me where I had been so long and why I was wasting my time. After a moment he also asked me whether/if I would not appear in the final examination. I replied that I had gone to my friend’s house to borrow an essential book but he had not been at home and that was why I had to wait for him.
6. (a) We should read books so that we can gain knowledge.
(b) We are introduced to the realm of knowledge by books.
(c) Don’t the books of great writers contain noble thoughts and great ideas?
(d) By reading books we can enrich our minds.
(e) No other friend is as great as books.
(f) They give us not only knowledge but also pleasure.
(g) They are our real friends and they remain with us in time of danger.
(h) How interesting some books are!
(i) If we read books, we can build up a developed society.
(j) Only books can remove the darkness of ignorance.
7. (a) Wait here until I come back.
(b) Had I recognized him I would have talked to him.
(c) Scarcely had they reached the railway station when the train left.
(d) He pretends as though he knew everything.
(e) As it was a short distance, I went on foot
8. (a) Achieving; (b) fitness; (c) psychologically; (d) gradually; (e) childhood; (f) largely; (g) inborn; (h) learnt; (i) emotional; (j) healthy.
9. (a) I wholeheartedly believe you are a real patriot, aren’t you?
(b) I try to be so, don’t I?
(c) I know patriotism is a noble virtue, isn’t it?
(d) It inspires a man to shed the last drop of blood to defend the freedom of his country, doesn’t it?
(e) A man without patriotism is no better than a beast, is he?
10. (a) indeed; (b) until/unless; (c) So; (d) Besides/Moreover; (e) along with/as well as.
11. “Run! Run! The owner is coming,” said the naughty boy while others giggled. They were, in fact, gathering the windfall mangoes. “Why are you here? I will punish you.” “You will never get hold of me.”