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NAME: Tammana

DATE

KALPANA

Read the passage and answer the questions below:


There was a farmer in Georgia that used his rooster as an alarm clock. Every morning, his old
rooster woke him up when the sun rose. Sadly, his trusty old rooster could no longer do his job,
because its voice was too tired after many years of waking up the farmer. The farmer kept
oversleeping, and decided to buy a new rooster, so he could get back to work on time.
The farmer searched for days and days to find the best one. Finally, he found a special new
rooster in
California. The farmer had the special bird shipped to his farm, so he could have a new alarm
clock. This bird was guaranteed to sing!
When the new rooster arrived in its cage, the farmer was so happy! The bird looked healthy and
strong. It clucked happily when it was freed. He let it into his chicken coop and gave it special
chicken feed to make it happy. When he went to bed, he felt certain that the strong new rooster
would wake him up the next morning.
The farmer woke up the next day on his own. That was strange. The bird hadnt sung to wake him
up. He rolled over and looked at his clock. It was after nine! The new rooster should have woken
him up! What was going on? Was this rooster broken? He had paid good money for the rooster.
Shortly after he got out of bed, the farmer heard the rooster cry out. It was very late to be singing
now. Why hadnt the rooster done that three hours ago?
Slowly, it dawned on the farmer. His rooster was jet-lagged! His rooster was still on California time,
and the time there was three hours later. He laughed and decided to give the rooster some time to
adjust.
A week later, his new rooster started waking him up on time every day. The farmer loved his new
rooster.
1. What does the farmer need?
A. A new clock
B. A new tractor
C. A new cow
D. A new rooster
2. Why does the farmer need a new rooster?
A. His old one is sick.
B. His old one is tired.
C. His old one is retired.
D. His old one cant sing anymore.
3. What does the farmer use the rooster for?
A. For dinner!
B. For an alarm clock in the morning
C. For decoration
D. For protecting the hens.
4. Why doesnt the new rooster wake up the farmer the first day?
A. The rooster isnt used to the time change yet.
B. The rooster is lazy.
C. The rooster doesnt know how to sing.
D. The rooster is just a chicken. Why would he wake up the farmer?

5. How long does it take for the new rooster to get used to his new home?
A. A day
B. An hour
C. A week
D. A month
6. Find:
a) 5 nouns
b) 2 helping verbs
c) 5 adjectives
d) 3 adverbs
e) 4 prepositions
f) 2 pronouns
7. Find words which have a similar meaning:
a) Fit
b) Bizarre
c) Learn
d) Fix

Read the passage and answer the questions below:


Gold (Au) is a chemical element. It is a dense, shiny yellow precious metal. It is highly malleable
(bendy) and usually found in its pure form. It is extremely rare and found in low concentrations in
rocks. Gold is used to make jewellery, coins, ornaments and for industrial purposes. Gold is
usually alloyed (mixed with other metals) to make it harder.
Gold is measured in karats. Almost 50% of the World Gold reserves are found in South Africa.
Pilgrims Rest and Barberton were pioneers to the biggest discovery of all in 1886, the
Witwatersrand Gold Rush which led to the establishment of Johannesburg.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Describe the properties of gold


What is gold used for?
What is gold measured in?
How much of the world gold reserves are found in South Africa?
Write a short paragraph on gold.

NAME: Vanshi
DATE

KALPANA

Choose the appropriate idiomatic expressions:


ups and downs
face up to

a piece of cake

shape up
odds and ends
means business
one for the books

pros and cons

jump the gun


eager beaver
bring home the bacon

1. The teacher asked us to talk about the __________ of industrial development.


2. The police found nothing special in the house of the criminal as he had taken all the
important documents with him, leaving just __________
3. Dont worry about the problems you have in your business. You know there are always
__________ in business.
4. If you think that doing this maths problem is __________ just try it.
5. Frank always tries to finish his work before everyone else. He is __________.
6. We chose the prettiest, best behaved puppy. She was certainly __________.
7. If Madge doesn't __________, she could lose her job.
8. Our new office was very expensive. It cost __________.
9. The IRS audit was extremely thorough. They actually owe us money, which is __________.
10. Don't __________and pay the bill before it is due.
11. Isabelle finally had to __________her co-workers' accusations.
12. In today's economy, both husband and wife must __________ in order to meet their
financial obligations.
13. When our manager says we have to complete the report by Friday, "or else", I think she
__________.
14. Sigmund's donation to charity was a __________ compared to what was needed.
CHANGE THE SENTENCE INTO REPORTED SPEECH OR DIRECT SPEECH.
1. Paul said, These books were not here yesterday.
2. They have gone out for lunch, I told Mary.
3. Ill bring the letter this evening so that you can read it yourself, she said to Charles.
4. Ive had the same experience myself, Mrs Lee said.
5. We visited the Space Museum two days ago, she told us.
6. Im trying to repair my clock, he said.
7. We perform operations every day, Dr Snow said.
8. I didnt go to school yesterday, Peter told Susan.
9. Sit down, Tom, said Mrs Chan.
10. Dont waste time, said Dad.
11. I will play the guitar in the show next week, Bobby said.
12. I had my first baby a month ago, Judy said.
13. Joyce asked, Did you see Miss Fong last Monday?
14. Jimmy asked, When can you visit us?
15. I have had this dog for a month, John said.
16. Can I help you? Peter asked Mary.

NAME: Rima

DATE

KALPANA

1. Recently a serious quarrel took place in a colony in Delhi due to the use of loudspeakers at
a public place and caused disharmony among the people. Write a letter in 100 120 words
to the Editor of The Hindustan Times expressing your concern over the unpleasant incident,
highlighting the fact that the loudspeakers cause noise pollution and discord, suggesting
that the unauthorised use of loudspeakers at public places should be banned. You are
Anjana/Arjun, F-112 Kailash Colony, Delhi.
OR (5M)
Heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir caused floods, landslides, house collapses and heavy
loss of life and property. Write an article in 100 120 words on Floods Causes and
Prevention. You are Anita/Aman.
2. .......... Ultimately I won it as I was determined to achieve my goal. The closing of the story
is given above. You can start your own story but you cannot change the end. Write the story
in 150 200 words. 10
Hints : humble family background no guidance or support amibition difficulties
didnt give up long struggle paved the way for success
OR (10M)
Complete a story in 150 200 words from the outline given below :
Birds lived a forest one year hot and dry the king bird suggested to migrate a
greedy sparrow noticed carts with baskets of grain the sparrow dashed to eat but
warned her friends not to go owner might kill them birds scared the greedy sparrow
enjoyed her meal owner spread a net was caught
3. Read the passage given below and fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate
options from the ones that follow : 1x3=3
Kalari is a traditional art practised (a) _________ Kerala. Though claims of its heavenly
origin (b) ________ disputable, foreign travellers have mentioned Kalari being practised in
Kerala in as early as the 13th century, (c) ________ makes it the oldest martial art to be in
existence.
(a) (i) at
(ii) from
(iii) into
(iv) in
(b) (i) is
(ii) being
(iii) are
(iv) have
(c) (i) who
(ii) which
(iii) this
(iv) it

4. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line against which a
blank has been given. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet

against the correct blank number as given in the example. Remember to underline the word
that you have supplied. 1x4=4
Error
Correction
All men and woman can do
e.g. woman
women
such work which is useful for the
(a) ___________
___________
society. If a man do not do this, he
(b) ___________
___________
is selfish. Such a man is the burden
(c) ___________
___________
of the society and the family.
(d) ___________
___________
5. Rearrange the following words and phrases into meaningful sentences. One has been done
for you as an example. 1x3=3
Example :
Sudha Chandran, / a national icon / famous dancer, / a / is / for the disabled /
Sudha Chandran, a famous dancer, is a national icon for the disabled.
(a) an accident / had lost / in / her right leg / she /
(b) the handicap / but / stop / could not / her / again / from dancing /
(c) hard / to realise / struggled / her dream / she /

NAME: Ishi
DATE

KALPANA

You are the President of the Nature Club in your school, which is hosting the Earth Day
Celebrations. Write a letter to the Principal of a neighbouring school inviting the school to
participate in the event. State when, why and how you plan to celebrate Earth Day.
VANSHI
Idioms

1. The teacher asked us to talk about the pros and cons of industrial development.
2. The police found nothing special in the house of the criminal as he had taken all the
important documents with him, leaving just odds and ends.
3. Dont worry about the problems you have in your business. You know there are always ups
and downs in business.
4. If you think that doing this maths problem is a piece of cake just try it.
5. Frank always tries to finish his work before everyone else. He is an eager beaver.
6. We chose the prettiest, best behaved puppy. She was certainly the cream of the crop.
7. If Madge doesn't shape up, she could lose her job.
8. Our new office was very expensive. It cost an arm and a leg.
9. The IRS audit was extremely thorough. They actually owe us money, which is one for the
books.
10. Don't jump the gun and pay the bill before it is due.
11. Isabelle finally had to face up to her co-workers' accusations.
12. In today's economy, both husband and wife must bring home the bacon in order to meet
their financial obligations.
13. When our manager says we have to complete the report by Friday, "or else", I think she
means business.
14. Sigmund's donation to charity was a drop in the bucket compared to what was needed.

RIMA
1. Letter/Article Writing 5 Marks
LETTER
Objective: - To use an appropriate style and format to write a formal/an
informal letter.
Note: No marks are to be awarded if only the format is given. Credit
should be given for the candidates creativity in presenting his/her own
ideas.
Format =1 mark
I. Senders address
II. Date
III. Receivers address
IV. Subject/Heading
V. Salutation
VI. Complementary close
Content - 2 marks
Expression -2 marks
- Coherence and relevance of ideas and style 1 mark
- Grammatical accuracy, appropriate words and spellings 1 mark
(Value points are suggested in the Question paper itself)
ARTICLE
Format =1 mark
Title and writers name
Content -2 marks

Expression -2 marks
- Coherence and relevance of ideas and style 1 mark
- Grammatical accuracy, appropriate words and spellings 1 mark

2.

3.

4.

5.

Suggested Value Points:


(heavy rains, rivers flooded, landslides, wash away J& K, loss of life and
property, sufferings of people, rescue work)
Story Writing 10 Marks
Format -1 mark
Title (writers name)
Creative Content -4 marks
Expression -5 marks
- Coherence and relevance of ideas and style - 2.5marks
- Grammatical accuracy, appropriate words and spellings - 2.5 marks
(The outline is given in the question paper)
Marking : 1 mark for each correct answer. 1x3= 3 Marks
(a) iv in
(b) iii are
(c) ii which
Marking: 1 mark for each correct answer. 1X4=4 Marks
Error
Correction
(a)
which
as
(b)
do
does
(c)
the
a
(d)
of
on
Marking: 1 mark for each correct sentence 1x3= 3 Marks
(a) She had lost her right leg in an accident.
(b) But the handicap could not stop her from dancing.
(c) She struggled hard to realize her dream

TAMMANA
Rooster
1. D
2. D
3. B
4. A
5. C
6. Varied Answer
7. Synonyms
a) Healthy
b) Strange
c) Heard
d) Adjust
Gold
1. Gold (Au) is a chemical element. It is a dense, shiny yellow precious metal. It is highly
malleable (bendy) and usually found in its pure form. It is extremely rare and found in low
concentrations in rocks. Gold is usually alloyed (mixed with other metals) to make it harder.
2. Gold is used to make jewellery, coins, ornaments and for industrial purposes.
3. Gold is measured in karats.
4. Almost 50% of the World Gold reserves are found in South Africa.