SSC – 10th Class English Model Question Paper 1

SSC Public Examinations are conducted in March - April every year in Andhra Pradesh. Most of the students find English Language (Paper 1) as a bit difficult subject. The subject basically deals with Grammar with various types of questions. Here is the Model Question Paper (Telugu Medium) for English Paper 1 (Third Language) for the practice of 10th Class students. There are two parts in the paper. These are Part A and Part B. Duration is 2-30 hours and Maximum marks a student can get is 50. Out of these Part A will be for 20 marks and Part B for 30 marks. Duration for Part A is 1 hour and for Part B is 90 minutes. See the model paper below:

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 x 2 = 10

1. The king warned the barber against doing something. What was it? (The King and the Tamarind Drum)
2. What did Maria Blokhina write in her letter to Ivan? (Polya)
3. What does Bahuguna think is the main cause of poverty in Tehri Garhwal? (Chipko)
4. Why did the narrator try to ‘look like a man with a quick temper’? (My Financial Career)
5. Why was there so much excitement when Tutenkhamen’s tomb was discovered? (The Curse of Tutenkhamen)
6. How did the narrator spend her first really grown-up Christmas? (Christmas Meeting)
7. In what way are the dogs different from their owners? (Dog is Man’s Best Friend)
8. What did Gandhiji’s meal consist of? What was it an evidence of? (Death Before Prayers)
9. Mention three things the poet has included in her list. (Unwritten Registry)
10. What kind of place does the poet want his country to be? (Where the Mind is without Fear)
11. Complete the following stanza. 1 x 5 = 5

Bangle sellers are we ........................... ........................ happy daughters and happy wives (OR)
Where tireless striving .......................... .......................... let my country awake

12. Read the following Lines.
“Going my way, soldier?” she murmured. (A Test of True Love)
Now answer the following questions. 3 x 1 = 3
a) Who is the speaker in the passage?
b) Who is the soldier referred to here?
c) Why did the speaker ‘murmur’?

13. Read the following Lines.
''But on January 28, she asked me the usual question - I didn’t say anything. I just touched her feet...'' (Dancing On)
Now answer the following questions. 2 × 1 = 2
a) Who are the ‘I’ and ‘she’ in the passage?
b) What was the usual question?

PART − B
TIME: 1.30 Hrs. - MARKS: 30

NOTE: i) Answer the questions in this part on the question paper itself.
ii) Candidates must use Capital Letters while answering the multiple choice questions.

14. Complete the following passage, choosing the right 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 x 1−2 = 21−2
Suhasini .......... (1) works as a teacher, lives .......... (2) Brahmapuri in Nirmal. She ........... (3) a melodious voice and .......... (4) she has the credit of working as an anchor .......... (5) the local city cable.
1. a) Which b) whom c) whose d) who
2. a) in b) on c) at d) with
3. a) has b) have c) had d) is having
4. a) as b) since c) because d) so
5. a) in b) for c) to d) by

15. Match the parts of sentences under ‘A’ with those under ‘B’. Write the letter of the sentence part in ‘B’ against the sentence part in ‘A’. 5 x 1−2 = 21−2
(A) (B)
1. Meena is running .... ( ) a) .... you bought a new pair of shoes.
2. We will attend the party.... ( ) b) .... until she ruturned.
3. It’s time ..... ( ) c) ..... because she was late.
4. The teacher punished d) ..... so that she can her ..... ( ) catch the train.
5. I waited patiently for e) ..... if we receive an the doctor ..... ( ) invitation.

16. Study the following pair of sentences and answer the question. (1 M)
a) Srikanth left for Bangalore.
b) Ravikanth left out Bangalore.
Q: Who is going to Bangalore?
Ans: ......................................................

17. Rewrite the following sentence in Passive Form. (1 M)
Two Englishmen discovered the tomb of Tutenkhamen.
Ans: ...............................................................

18. The earth is round, ........ ? (1 M)
(Add the right Question Tag.)

19. Fill in the blanks with correct verb forms. (1 M)
Abhinav ..... his homework and ...... out to play (finish/ go)

20. Report the following into Indirect Speech. (1 M)
The doctor said to his patient, “Stop smoking and start skipping”.
Ans: ................................................................

21. Fill in the blanks choosing the right words from those given
in the brackets. 4 × 1−2 = 2
a) The teacher advised me not to depend ...... guides. (by/ in/ on)
b) The cat is hiding ...... us under the table. (with/ from/ over)
c) We all should pray ...... God everyday. (to/ for/ from)
d) I went to the exhibition accompanied ...... my cousin. (with/ to/ by)

22. Choose the right words from those given in the brackets and fill in the blanks. 4 x 1−2 = 2
a) The Himalayas are ......... mountains. (tall/ high/ upper)
b) The ziraffee is a ......... animal. (long/ high/ tall)
c) The minister has ......... guards to protect him. (several/ many/ plenty)
d) Firemen take risk to ......... people from danger. (rescue/ save/ protect)

23. Fill in the blanks with the words opposite in meaning to those underlined. 4 x 1−2 = 2
a) I like friendship. I don’t like .......... .
b) My mother is a vegetarian, but my father is a ........... .
c) Man ........... but God disposes.
d) These diamonds can’t be ..........., they look so natural.

24. Fill in the blanks with the right form of the underlined words. 4 x 1−2 = 2
a) The child is ........... to know everything; it is difficult to satisfy his curiosity.
b) The forests produce many things. We have to increase their .......... .
c) They ........... their products at the exhibition.
d) He is able to do this sum. His ........... is known to us.

25. Put the following words under the correct headings. 8 x 1−4 = 2
hammer, plumber, sculptor, fodder
colonel, alabaster, spinster, vase
Persons Things
1 ....... 1 ......
2 ...... 2 ......
3 ...... 3 ......
4 ...... 4 ......

26. Complete the following words by using ea, ae, ei, ie, ou or au. 2 x 1−2 = 1
a) For__ __gner b) Br__ __the

27. Complete the following words with the letters given in the brackets. 2 x 1−2 = 1
a) Curio............. (sity/city) b) Atten.......... (sion/tion)

28. One word in each set is wrongly spelt. Underline the word. 2 x 1−2 = 1
a) tenant, pregnant, permanant, accountant
b) visitor, monitor, clustor, actor

29. Look at the two sets of 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 x 1−2 = 1
a) steal, real, eager, pleasure
Ans: ........, ........
b) city, cycle, cat, ancient
Ans: ......, .......

30. Arrange the following words in alphabetical order. 4 x 1−2 = 2
interval, interrogation, interview, interest
Ans: ...........................

31. Your friend has started moving with bad friends. Advise him/her to keep away from them. (1 M)
Ans: ...........................

32. What do the following sentences mean? Put a (tick) mark against the right answer. 2 x 1−2 = 1
i) I’m afraid, it’s not possible
a) Refusing request ( ) b) Expressing fear ( ) c) Expressing opinion ( ) d) Giving advice ( )
ii) How about going for picnic tomorrow?
a) Asking a question ( ) b) Seeking information ( ) c) Expressing doubt ( ) d) Making a suggestion ( )

33. Change the following into a polite offer. “I’ll read out the letter for you”. (1 M)
Ans: ..........................

34. Your co-passenger has helped you while getting down the train with a heavy luggage. How would you express your gratitude? Put a (✔) mark against right answer. (1 M)
a) What a good person you are! ( ) b) Keep it up! ( ) c) Thanks for the very kind of you! ( ) d) Hats off to you, sir! ( )

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