AP – SSC English Model Paper 1 – Telugu Medium

SSC Public Examinations, March 2012
English Paper - I (Telugu Medium)
PARTS: A and B (Third Language)
TIME: 2:30 Hours -  Max.Marks: 50

PART - A
Time: 1 Hr  Marks: 20

Note: Answer the questions under this part on a separate answer book. (1-10) Answer any FIVE of the following questions. Each answer should be in two or three sentences.  5 × 2 = 10

1. The king warned the barber against doing something. What was it? (The King and the Tamarind Drum)
2. What was Polya’s real purpose in learning how to read? (Polya)
3. Why have women led the fight against deforestation? (Chipko)
4. Why did the narrator try to ‘look like a man with a quick temper’? (My Financial Career)
5. Does the young man like being alone at Christmas? Why isn’t he with his family for the festival?
(Christmas Meeting)
6. How are the dogs different from their owners? (Dog is Man’s Best Friend)
7. Why was there so much excitement about the tomb of Tutenkhamen? (The Curse of Tutenkhamen)
8. What evidence of Gandhiji’s love of punctuality do you get from Death Before Prayers?
(Death Before Prayers)
9. What makes the poet’s and the reader’s list ‘strangely similar’ to each other? (Unwritten Registry)
10. What is the moral of the poem ‘Because I could not stop for Death’?

11. Complete the following stanza. 1 × 5 = 5
You can never find .....................
.................. wonder at their calm. (OR)
Some are purple ......................
.................... at her husband’s side.

12. Read the following lines. 2 × 1 = 2

''I don't know who you are, young man,'' she answered. Now answer the questions.
a) Who is the speaker in the passage?
b) Who does the ‘Young man’ refer to here?

13. Read the following lines. 3 × 1 = 3

''The day I met Dr. Pramod Sethi, I knew that my dream would come true'', she says. Now answer the following questions.
a) Who does ‘I’ refer to in the passage?
b) Who was Dr. Pramod Sethi?
c) What was her dream?

PART-B (TIME: 1.30 Hrs.  MARKS: 30)

NOTE: i) Answer the questions in this part on the question paper itself.
14. Complete the following passage, choosing the appropriate words from those given below. Each
blank is numbered and for each blank, four choices A, B, C and D are given. Choose the correct
answer from these choices and write A, B, C or D in the blanks. 5 × 1 / 2 = 2 1/2.

Have you ever heard ....... (1) an animal called the lemming? You would never see a lemming in India
....... (2) it lives only in very cold parts of the world. The lemming is not a handsome animal to look ...... (3) ....... (4) is small and ........ (5) rather like a cat.
1. A) of B) about C) by D) on
2. A) although B) therefore C) however D) because
3. A) at B) on C) after D) into
4. A) They B) He C) She D) It
5. A) look B) looks C) looked D) looking

15. Match the parts of sentences under A with those in B. Write the letter of the sentence part in B
against the sentence part in A. 5 × 1 / 2 = 2 1/2
(A) ( B)
1. You will donate your mite ( ) a) Otherwise you to the flood victims, ..... will put on weight.
2. You won’t get a shock ..... ( ) b) as soon as he saw a snake.
3. Eat moderately and do ( ) c) unless you wear exercises regularly .. glows.
4. You can stay with us ..... ( ) d) won’t you?
5. Abhinav started ( ) e) as long as you shivering .... behave politely

16. Study the following pair of sentences and answer the question. (1 M)
a) Vimala has gone for the ice cream.
b) Kamala has gone off ice-cream.
Q: Which girl has lost her taste for ice-cream?

17. Rewrite the following sentence in Passive form. Ivan brought home a little special book. (1 M)
Ans: ...............................................

18. Dog is mans' best friend, ......................... ? (1 M)
(Add the right question tag)

19. Fill in the blanks with correct verb forms. (1 M)
By the time we ....... (reach) the station, the train ....... (leave).

20. Report the following into Indirect speech. (1 M)
''Is it deposited?'' I asked.
Ans: ...............................................

21. Fill in the blanks, choosing the right words from
those given in the brackets. 4 ×1/2 = 2
a) The king warned the barber .......... revealing the secret of his horns. (towards, against, over)
b) Hollis Meynell refused Blandford’s requests .......... her photograph. (about, over, for)
c) The two neighbours quarrelled ........... their pet dogs. (over, on, for)
d) The narrator tried to look like a man ........... a quick temper. (of, with, by)

22. Choose the right words from those given in the brackets and fill in the blanks. 4 × 1/2 = 2
a) The royal barber came in ............ (quickly, briskly, immediately)
b) Like the other suitors, Bassanio wanted to look himself ........... before Portia. (wealthy, prosperous, rich)
c) She presented me a ........... gift on my birthday. (precious, expensive, costly)
d) You have to ........... your ways and behave properly. (change, mend, alter)

23. Fill in the blanks with the words opposite in meaning to those underlined. 4 × 1/2 = 2
a) ''.......... is better than nothing '' is a popular saying.
b) It goes without saying that man proposes and God ........ .
c) Pains and ......... are the two sides of the same coin.
d) Stop talking and ......... writing the essay.

24. Fill in the blanks with the right form of the underlined words. 4 × 1/2 = 2
a) She is a good player. She plays ..........
b) My uncle works as a .......... in the government library
c) Ravi is a sincere worker; I like him for his ..........
d) Maryada Ramanna was a wise judge. He was known for his ..........

25. Put the following words under correct headings. 8 × 1/ 4 = 2
balcony, restaurant, colonel, clinic sculptor, surgeon, gymnasium, peasant Persons Places
1. ....... 1. ......
2. ...... 2. ......
3. ...... 3. ......
4. ...... 4. ......

26. Complete the following words by using ie/ ai/ ei or ea   (2 × 1−2 = 1)
a) Rec __ __ ve b) Pl __ __ sure

27. Complete the following words with the letters given in brackets. (2 × 1/2 = 1)
a) Permi ..... (tion/ ssion) b) Univer..... (sity/ city)

28. One word in each set is wrongly spelt. Underline the word. (2 × 1/2 = 1)
a) Scooter, Scholer, Porter, Painter
b) Marriage, Village, storage, Collage

29. Look at the two sets of the words given below. In each set, the letters underlined in two words are
pronounced in the same way. Find the words and copy them out. (2 × 1−2 = 1)
a) character, treachery, charming, chemistry
Ans: ....................................
b) Please, Great, Field, Friend
Ans: ....................................

30. Arrange the following words in alphabetical order and copy them out. 4 × 1/2 = 2
recreation, recover, receive, recommend
Ans: ....................................

31. Your friend has been neglecting studies. Advise her to study hard. (1 M)
Ans: ....................................

32. What do the following sentences mean? Put a ( < )
mark against the right answer. 2 × 1 / 2 = 1

i) I wonder if you could make room for me.
a) Making an offer ( ) b) Giving advice ( )
c) Asking a question ( ) d) Making a request ( )
i) I'm afraid, I can't help you.
a) Expressing inability ( )
b) Expressing surprise ( )
c) Agreeing to request ( )
d) Expressing fear ( )

33. Change the following into a polite request. (1 M)
When does the advance booking start?
Ans: ....................................
34. You dropped in late for the class. How do you regret? (1 M)
Ans: ....................................

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