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CBSE Sample Papers for Class English Communicative Paper 15
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Time Allowed: 3 hours
Max. Marks: 80
(i) This paper is divided into three Sections: A, B and C. All the sections are compulsory.
(ii) Separate instructions are given with each section and question, wherever necessary. Read these instructions very carefully and follow them faithfully.
(iii) Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the questions.
(Reading) 20 Marks
1. Read the following passage carefully: (12 Marks)
Genetically Modified Technology
1. Crop plants and animals created for human consumption using latest molecular biology technique can generally be termed GM foods or GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms). It has been possible to infuse the desired genetic traits such as disease and /or pest resistance and cold/drought tolerance into important crops to get better yield and nutritional content.
2. Similarly, GM technology is employed on farm animals to improve milk yield and meat quality. Traditionally, the enhancement of desired traits has been undertaken through breeding of plants and animals. The newer methods serve to replace or complement the traditional breeding processes that are not so precise besides being time-consuming.
3. The potential benefit arising from the use of GM technolog)” in agriculture is increased food production, ensuring food security for the abounding millions. GM foods promise to meet the challenge of evolving cereal varieties with pest/ disease resistance and those having tolerance to abiotic and biotic stress.
4. Crop losses due to pests can be staggering, leading to enormous loss and even starvation, particularly in developing countries. Chemical pesticides and herbicide, used in huge quantities, have health hazards like pesticide contamination and poisoning of water resources. Growing GM foods Such as B.t. (Bacillus turengenesis) corn can eliminate the application of chemical pesticides and reduce the cost of cultivation. GM plants can also withstand resistance to diseases caused by viruses, fungi, and bacteria. New developments are seen on transgenic varieties of tomato are more robust, posses more solid and 2 to 5 times more lycopene content.
5. To date, no human health problems associated specifically with the ingestion of transgenic crops or their products have been reported. However, concern have been raised on the potential for allergic reactions of food products consumed, the possible introduction or increase in the levels of toxic compounds and the anti-biotic resistance as markers used in the transformation process.
I. On the basis of your reading of the above passage, answer any 8 of the following questions: (1×8=8 marks)
(i) What are GM foods?
(ii) Why are genetically desired traits introduced into important crops?
(iii) Why has GM technology been introduced on farm animals?
(iv) What benefits have arisen in the field of agriculture through GM Technology?
(v) What are the dangers of using chemical pesticides and herbicides in large quantities on plants?
(vi) What are the advantages of growing B.t. corn?
(vii) What are the advantages of transgenic types of tomatoes?
(viii) How can transgenic crops affect human health?
(ix) On which issues, the concerns regarding food production have been raised?
2. Read the following passage carefully:
1. The three major effects of viewing TV violence are: Children may become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of others, they may be more fearful of the world around them and they may be more likely to behave in aggressive or harmful ways towards others. Parents can limit the effects of violence by viewing TV together and discussing the violence with the child. Talk about why the violence happened and how painful it is. They may ask the child how conflicts can be solved without violence and explain to the child how violence on an entertainment programme is actually ‘fake’. Parents must restrict violent videos. Encourage your child to watch programmes with characters that cooperate, help and care for one another. These programmes have been shown to have a positive influence on children.
2. Television programming is all about showing reality without censorship, meaning that child watches are inundated with shows depicting physical and sexual violence, as well as the use of illegal substances and harsh language. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Extensive research evidence indicates that media violence can contribute to aggressive behaviour, desensitization to violence, nightmares, and fear of being harmed.” Statistics read that some cartoons average twenty acts of violence in one hour, and that by the age of eighteen children will have seen 16,000 simulated murders and 200,000 acts of violence on television. Young people are especially in jeopardy of the negative effects of television violence because “many younger children cannot discriminate between what they see and what is real.”
3. Read to your child rather than watch television. Children’s stories, written by thoughtful authors, portray conflict in a more realistic and constructive manner. The best TV teachers are entertaining as well as informative and they are also child-centred that expand the horizons of the young minds.
4. Watching these programmes provides children with the right stimulus to acquire knowledge through an indirect play way methodology. Absorption of such knowledge and the love for learning are stirred and the child begins to understand the exploration thrills of the knowledge track, where he becomes the racing car driver speeding the knowledge vehicle through his own speedometer of knowledge acquisition.
A. On the basis of reading of the above passage, answer any four of the following questions: (2×4 = 8 marks)
(i) What traits can children imbibe by watching violence on the TV?
(ii) How can parents limit the effects of viewing violence on TV?
(iii) What is the statistical finding about cartoon content?
(iv) What alternative practices can parents follow and what will be its outcome?
(v) Which kinds of programmes provide children with the right stimulus to acquire knowledge?
B. Complete any two of the following sentences. (1×2 = 2 marks)
(i) Children’s stories written by thoughtful authors, portray conflict in a ___
(ii) Violence on an entertaining programme is ___
(iii) The programme with characters that cooperate, help and___for one another have a___influence on children.
C. Attempt any two of the following. Find out the words that mean the same as under: (1×2 = 2 marks)
(i) hostile (para 1)
(ii) in danger (para 2)
(iii) self-interested (para 3)
(Writing Skills and Grammar) 30 Marks
3. Madhu Dutta, a resident of Ashok Vihar, is greatly perturbed after reading the following newspaper article. She decides to write a letter to the Editor of a local newspaper, reacting strongly to the existing conditions and suggesting measures for improvement. Write the letter in about 100-120 words. (8 marks)
NEW DELHI: 30 September. The National Plastics Wastes Management task force has recommended a ban on the manufacture of coloured plastic bags from low grade plastic. High grade, good quality plastic may however be recycled.
Read the newspaper clipping given below:
M.G. Colony Residents Submit Memorandum Ahmedabad: The residents of M.G. Colony have submitted a memorandum to the Chairman, Water Authority, Protesting against water being supplied to them for only two hours a day.
Write a letter to the Chairman, Water Authority, in up to 100-120 words, on the problems related to scarcity of water. Also suggest a few effective remedies.
4. Write a short story in about 200-250 words on the basis of the given outlines. Give a suitable title to the story. (10 marks)
father — hardworking — had a wife and three children — having classes — hoping better job — could not spend time with the family — got good job — over ambitious — overburdened — lost his life.
‘That night, Sue quarreled with her mother, then stormed out of the house.
5. Fill in the blanks choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. Attempt any four. (1 X 4 = 4 marks)
Pollution is one of (a)___most serious problems that humanity is facing today. This problem is more complicated for (b)___of the pollution is (c)___by object (d)___activities that (e)___mankind:
(a) (i) a (ii) an (iii) the (iv) any
(b) (i) much (ii) many (iii) more (iv) most
(c) (i) cause (ii) causing (iii) caused (iv) cause
(d) (i) or (ii) and (iii) with (iv) as well as
(e) (i) benefit (ii) benefiting (iii) benefited (iv) benefits
6. In the passage given below, one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after it is the space provided. Attempt any four. (1 X 4 = 4 marks)
7. Rearrange the following words and phrases to form meaningful sentences. First has been done for you. Attempt any four (1 X 4 = 4 marks)
(a) may/the doctor/if/ is serious/the case/operate.
(b) is its/remarkable feature/preciousness/the most/of time
(c) opportunities/of golden/every moment/thousands/brings with it
(d) slip away/not allow/we must/time to/such precious
(e) concrete steps/must take/to utilize/we/time fruitfully
(Literature and Long Reading Text) 30 Marks
8. Read extract given below and answer the questions that follow. (1×4=4 marks)
“I just came to tell you to stop bothering us for assistance’s,
You are n’t going to get it.
We’re going on strike!”
(i) Who is the speaker of the above lines?
(ii) Who is ‘you’ in the above line?
(iii) What was he not going to get?
(iv) Why was the speaker going on strike?
Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies
(i) What are ‘them’ referred to in the above lines?
(ii) What was tied ‘near other’?
(iii) Whose shattered visage lied there?
(iv) Who saw the shattered visage and where?
9. Answer any four of the following questions in about 30-40 words each: (2X4=8 marks)
(i) How did Patol Babu earn his living all through these years?
(ii) Why had Ali given up hunting?
(iii) How does Mark Antony instigate the mob?
(iv) What blessings did the Albatross bring with it?
(v) Why did Calpurnia request Caesar not to go to the senate?
10. Answer any one of the following questions in 100-120 words: (8 marks)
“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honours.” Explain with reference to ‘Dear Departed’?
“A thoughtless act can bring lifelong pain for you.” Justify the statement with references to the poem, ‘The Rime of Ancient Mariner’
11. Answer the following questions based on prescribed novel text for external reading in about 200-250 words: (10 marks)
Diary of a Young Girl
“The novel, The Diary of a Young Girl is a conflict between imagination and social expectations.” Elucidate.
Attempt a character sketch of Franz Liszt.
The Story of My life
Why was learning speech an extremely challenging task for Helen? What motivated her to preserve in spite of repeated failures?
Who was Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes? How did he inspire Helen?
(Reading) 20 Marks
1. I. (i) Crop plants and animals created for human consumption using latest molecular biology.
(ii) To get better yield and nutritional content.
(iii) To improve milk yield and meat quality.
(iv) GM technology has increased food production and ensured food security.
(v) health hazards
(vi) Eliminate the application of chemical pesticides and reduce the cost of cultivation.
(vii) These are more robust, posses more solid and 2 to 5 times more lycopoene content.
(viii) There will be no human health problem.
(ix) On the potential for allergic reactions of food products consumed the possible introduction on increase in the levels of toxic compound and the anti-biotic resistance as markers used in the transformation process.
2. A. (i) Less sensitive to pain and suffering of others, more fearful of the world around them and behave in aggressive or harmful way.
(ii) They must restrict violent videos. Encourage the children to watch programmes with characters that cooperate help and care for one another.
(iii) Statistics read that some cartoons average twenty acts of violence in one hour.
(iv) Parents can view TV together with the children and discussing the violence with child.
(v) Children’s stories and the best TV teachers.
B. (i) more realistic and constructive manner.
C. (i) aggressive
(ii) in jeopardy
(Writing Skills and Grammar) 30 Marks
3. B-325, Ashok Vihar
10 October, 20XX
Subject: Ban of coloured plastics.
The article regarding ‘ban on manufacture of coloured bags from low grade plastic’ in the issue dated 30 September, 20XX has greatly upset many. Plastic bags, everyone will agree are a menace regardless of whether they are coloured or black and white. Moreover with their increasing use they are becoming a serious environmental problem. The colours used in their preparation contain lead and cadmium. These release small amount of poisons into the human body when they mix with food products such as ghee, curd and meat.
This selective ban without any fiscal incentives or fine is a mere eyewash. Even high grade good quality plastic also gets recycled into coloured bags over time. Hence, a comprehensive legislation is required to protect and improve the quality of environment. The government should impose ban on the use of coloured plastic bags immediately and the colourless plastic carry-bags under a time-bound programme. Moreover, efforts should be made to harness technology to produce biodegradable plastic. The State Pollution Control Boards should enforce the ban strictly.
29 March, 20XX
Subject: Complaint regarding inadequate water supply
We, the residents of M.G. Colony are facing immense water scarcity. Water is supplied to the residents for just about two hours on a given day. Even the pressure is very low. As a result after a two hours supply, one manages to simply receive just about 450-500 litres of water. It has been brought to our notice that in some VIP colonies, water is supplied throughout the day. Why this disparity? Also, another matter which surprises me is the availability of water to the water tankers. Somewhere, it appears that there is a nexus between the Water Authority officials and water tanker operators.
With summers approaching, the situation is going to worsen. As residents and regular water tax payers, we have right to this basic need. If not is surplus, at least an adequate amount of water should be provided.
We hope and expect that as Chairman of Water Authority, you would definitely treat this urgent and provide relief to the residents of M.G. Colony.
4. Live Life: Don’t Wait for the Right Time
Father was a hardworking man who delivered bread as a living to support his wife and three children. He spent all his evenings after work attending classes, hoping to improve himself so that he could one day find a better paying job. Except for Sundays, Father hardly ate a meal together with his family. He worked and studied very hard because he wanted to provide his family with the best money could buy.
Whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them. But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.
The day came when the examination results were announced. To his joy, Father passed, and with flying colours. Like a dream come true, Father could now afford to provide his family with life’s little luxuries like nice clothing, fine food and vacation abroad.
However, the family still did not get to see father for most of the week. He continued to work very hard, hoping to be promoted to the position of manager. In fact, to make himself a worthily candidate for the promotion, he enrolled for another course in the open university.
Again, whenever the family complained that he w as not spending enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them.
Father’s hard work paid off and he was promoted. Jubilantly, he decided to hire a maid to relieve his wife from her domestic tasks. He also felt that their three-room flat was no longer big enough, it would be nice for his family to be able to enjoy the facilities and comfort of a condominium. Having experienced the rewards of his hard work many times before, Father resolved to further his studies and work at being promoted again. The family still did not get to see much of him. In fact, sometimes Father had to work on Sundays entertaining clients. Again, whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them.
As expected, Father’s hard work paid off again and he bought a beautiful condominium overlooking the coast of Singapore. On the first, Sunday evening at their new home, Father declared to his family that he decided not to take anyone courses or pursue any more promotions. From then on he was going to devote more time to his family.
Father did not wake up the next day.
A bowl of noodles from a stranger
by Stephen on December 7,2012.35 COMMENTS INSPIRATION STORIES
That night, Sue quarreled with her mother, then stormed out of the house. While en route, she remembered that she did not have any money in her pocket, she did not even have enough coins to make a phone call home.
At the same time, she went through a noodle shop, picking up sweet fragrance, she suddenly felt very hungry. She wished for a bowl of noodles, but she had no money!
The seller saw her standing wheat faltered before the counter and asked:
Hey little girl, you want to eat a bowl?
– But… but I do not carry money… she shyly replied.
– Okay, I’ll treat you – the seller said – come in, I will cook you a bowl.
A few minutes later the owner brought her a steaming bowl of noodles. Ate some pieces, Sue cried.
-What is it? – he asked.
– Nothing. I am just touched by your kindness! – Sue said as she wiped her tears.
– Even a stranger on the street gives me a bowl of noodles, and my mother, after a quarrel, chased me out of the house. She is cruel!!
The seller sighed:
– Girl, why did you think so? Think again. I only gave you a bowl of noodles and you felt that way. Your mother had raised you since you were little, why were you not grateful and disobeyed your mom?
– Girl, why did you think so? Think again. I only gave you a bowl of noodles and you felt that way. Your mother had raised you since you were little,
why were you not grateful and disobeyed your mom?
Sue was really surprised after hearing that.
“Why did I not think of that? A bowl of noodles from a stranger made me feel indebted, and my mother has raised me since I was little and I have never felt so, even a little.”
On the way home, Sue thought in her head what she would say to her mother when she arrives home. “Mom, I’m sorry. I know it is my fault, please forgive me…”
Once up the steps, Sue saw her mother worried and tired of looking for her everywhere. Upon seeing Sue, her mother gently said. “Sue, come inside honey. You are probably very hungry? I cooked rice and prepared the meal already, come eat while it is still hot…”
Cannot control any longer, Sue cried in her mom’s hands.
In life, we sometimes appreciate the small actions of some people around us, but for the relatives, especially parents, we see their sacrifices as a matter of natural right.
Parental love and concern are the most precious gifts we have been given since birth.
5. (a) the (b) much (c) caused (d) and (e) benefit
6. (a) hotter with each
(b) industrialisation has quietly
(c) balance of the
(d) within the last
(e) damage has markedly
7. (a) The doctor may operate if the case is serious.
(b) The most remarkable feature of time is its preciousness.
(c) Every moment brings with it thousands of golden opportunities.
(d) We must not allow such precious time to slip away.
(e) We must take concrete steps to utilise time fruitfully.
(Literature and Long Reading Text) 30 Marks
8. (i) Helen, the ghost
(ii) John Hallock
(iii) get plot for his story.
(iv) Due to the use of Ouija boad.
(i) The legs of the statue.
(ii) the broken face of the statue.
(iv) The traveller saw it on the desert.
9. (i) Patol Babu had a job in a railway factory whey he lived, in Kanchrapara. In 1934, he was offered higher pay in a clerical post with Hudson and Kimberley in Calcutta and was lucky to find a flat in Nepal Bhattacharji Lane. In 1943, a sudden retrenchment in his office due to the war, cost him his nine-vear-old job. Ever since, Patol Babu was struggling to make a living. He opened a variety store which he had to wind up after five years. Then, he had a job in a Bengali firm which he gave up and then worked as an insurance salesman for ten long years and these days he was without ajob.
(ii) Ali missed his daughter’s presence and realised the true pangs of love and separation. He realised that these feelings of affection towards one’s family were similar among the animals and the realisation made him give up hunting forever.
(iii) Mark Antony instigates the mob with his oratory. He exposes the plot to kill Caesar and tells the public that Caesar had always worked for the betterment of Rome. He never wanted to be the emperor and had bequeathed his legacy to the people of Rome. He reads out Caesar’s will in public to let people know the goodness of Caesar and that Brutus and Cassius had kilted Caesar because of jealousy.
(iv) Mariners had been trapped in the midst of iceberg and snow. They lost all hope of escaping from the ocean. They felt relieved when the albatross arrived. South wind started blowing, weather improved, felt comfortable and hopeful. They were aware of the blessings the albatross had brought and compared the bird to Jesus who had brought joy and infused the people with new hope. The bird provided them company and they feci and played with it. The bird proved very lucky, kind and gentle to them and they hailed it as a ‘Christian Soul’!
(v) Calpurnia saw a horrible dream, visions and heard of unnatural happenings around the city which portended that something bad could happen to Caesar. Calpurnia saw Caesar’s statue with a hundred spouts or openings— gushing out blood like fountains. She feared for his life due to occurence of bad omens.
10. Blinded by greed and avarice, the materialistic people show a total disregard for modesty, grace, decency and filial obligation. The old people deserve to be treated with great care and love. Their days in the world are numbered thus looking after them should be regarded as an opportunity rather than as a tiresome burden.
Life is often about being taken care of in childhood or being a caretaker for others. The lessons are sometimes, about nurturing, love and compassion. We should understand the needs of the elderlv and provide proper care to them as they cared for us for whole life.
The both sisters Amelia and Elizabeth thought only about their own selves. They didn’t think about the sacrifices of their father. They were money- minded and devoid of any emotion.
Being Abel Merry weather’s own daughters they did not have any feelings for their father when they heard he was dead. Victoria, the daughter of Amellia was listening all and understanding the cunningness of the elders there. She disclosed everything to her grandfather. Grandfather at last refused to give a single penny from his property as he realised the selfishness of his daughters.
Whenever we act or behave thoughtlessly, we are made to suffer the consequences of our reckless actions. It is our own conscience that holds us guilty. Happiness eludes us. Living our life normally becomes difficult. It is said, “A clear conscience is a continual Christmas”. We are repentant but only
when it is too late. What has been done cannot be undone. Happiness and joys, so simple re-denied to a guilt-ridden heart. He who knows he has sinned, moves around with a bent head. Sharing his guilt is part of one’s penance. Acceptance of one’s offence is equal to being innocent. A guilty person wants to share his burden and goes around looking for someone to hear his heart out. This act can help him feel light. Acceptance of one’s folly, asking for forgiveness, and a firm resolution, never to repeat the wrong can assuage the suffering. Confession of one’s sin also redeems the sinner.
11. Diary of a Young Girl
Anne is guided by her imagination and romanticism,which often lead her astray. Day dreams constantly interrupt her chores and conversations, pulling her away from reality and into her own imaginary world. This escape pleases Anne, but rich inner life often comes into conflict with Avonica’s expectations of appropriate behaviour. Anne’s imaginative excursions lead to everything from inner household disaster, such as baking an inedible cake to life threatening calamities, such as nearly drowning in an attempt to act out a poem. Marilla does not indulge in fantasy, and equates goodness with decorum and sensible behaviour. She adheres to the social code that guides the actions of well-behaved ladies. Anne has difficulty in understanding why Marilla does not indulge in fantasy and equates goodness with decorum and sensible behaviour. Anne finds it difficult to understand why Marilla doesn’t use her imagination to improve upon the world. Parly Marilla is not naturally inclined to imaginativeness that Anne will imagine and long for wonderful things and then experience painful disappointment when reality does not live up to her expectations. Anne wants to please Marilla by acting obedient and deferential however, Anne curbs her extreme romanticism and finds a compromise between imagination and respectability.
The trilogy ‘Hungarian Rhapsody’ deals with the life history of the composer, virtuous and child prodigy, Franz Liszt. In this time, Liszt was not only the greatest and most famous pianist, but also the greatest ladies man – right up to the age of seventy. Personally, Liszt was a fine man, very generous and modest about himself though exceptionally vain. He helped everyone. His art was everything to him, though he was mad about cognac and about women. Other traits of Liszt were that he could not bear to see tears, was a gentleman, and would never refuse to do anyone a favour. Also, he did not care about money, loved religious liberty, and world freedom.
The Story of My Life
Learning speech was an extremely challenging task for Helen because she could not hear. Helen had always been capable of making noises and would often do so. She moved her lips but nothing tangible happened. Even her friends discouraged her, but she did not lose heart. She didn’t lose hope.
The story of Ragnhild Kaata motivated her to persevere in spite of repeated failures. Helen learned about Ragnhild Kaata, a deaf and blind girl in Norway, who had learned to talk. Miss Fuller offered to be Helen’s teacher. Helen’s strong determination and hard work overcame all the hurdles and she achieved what she wanted. She learnt to speak because of her, her teachers — Miss Sullivan and Miss Fuller’s – hard work.
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes was a poet. Helen remembers the first time she saw Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes. One Sunday afternoon, in the company of Miss Sullivan. Helen had just learned to speak at that time. Holmes was a contemplative and reflective man who was often found immersed in profound thought. They met him in his study. Helen happened to touch a book of Tennyson’s poem. She recited one of his poems on Miss Sullivan’s bidding:
Break, break, break
On thy cold gray stones, O sea’.
She suddenly stopped as she felt tears on her hand. She had made her beloved poet – Holmes — weep. After that she saw Holmes many times and learnt to love the man as well as the poet.
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