Except for the following questions, all the remaining questions have been asked in Set I.


B1. Given below is a portion of the diary entry of an astronaut. Complete the paragraph given below using the words and phrases. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. (1 x 5=5)

24th Nov.
moon - weightless - cannot be precise - on how body behaves astronauts adapt - balance sensors - confuse them - soon body balances - move no gravity - on return - time to reorient

The (a) ......in moon is totally new and unimaginable. One cannot say with any degree of (b) ......................... Gradually, the astronauts are guided by the balance sensors. But many a time, (c)......The body in a short period learns to balance itself and (d) .......This can be a problem and so one may need (e) ..... on returning to earth.

B3. Given below is an extract from an article in 'Newsweek':
'For years, I ate fast food because it was efficient and cheap. I had no idea I could be damaging my health' says Ceasar Barbar, 56 ' maintenance worker with heart disease.
Write a letter to the editor of the newspaper on the health hazards caused by junk food using your own ideas and ideas from the unit on 'Health and Medicine.' Your answer should be in about 150 words. (10 marks)


C1. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet as given below against the correct blank number. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied (1/2 x 8 =4 marks)

After our stay in Russia , I return with e.g. return .. returned
e.g. return .. returned
my son to visit my family for India.
We flew by the magnificent expanse of
the Himalayas in New Delhi . The plane
arrives after dark and by the time
we reach my uncle's house it was
were very tiring to do much talking
or to pay much attend to our surroundings.

C2. Read the following passage and ff1 in the blanks with one word only. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. (½ x 8 = 4 marks)
Despite the tremendous (a) .......in the medical field, no drug is yet (b) .........for the treatment of viral diseases. Edward Jenner invented vaccination in 1796. A (c) .......is a preparation of heat killed micro-organisms. When a small (d) ........of such micro-organisms is injected into the human body, the body (e) ......immunity against that particular microbe. This is the basic (f) .......of vaccination. Now vaccines are available (g) ............a number of diseases. Such vaccines are (h) .......and risk-free.

C3. Look at the words and phrases below. Rearrange them to form meaningful sentences. The first one has been done as an example.
Write the correct sentences in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. ("2 x 8 = 4 marks)
place to place / because I / I travel / move from / like to I travel because I like to move from place to place.
(a) me / the sense / it gives / of freedom / enjoy / 1
(b) and / it pleases / of responsibilities / me / be / to / duties / rid /
(c) odd people / I / moment / who / amuse me / meet / for a /
(d) add / often tired / feel / travel / I am / to my / I can / personality / of myself / and / that by /
(e) day / the / happy / wish / you / returns / many / of
(f) this / sending / a / am / camera / I / occasion / on / happy / you
(g) photographs / the / event / take / of / please
(h) event / the / would / the / you / photographs / of / to / send / like / me

C4. Read the following dialogue and complete the paragraph below, using past tense. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. (3 marks)

On the way from the market a mother and son see beggars on the sidewalk.
Son : Why are they asking for money, mummy?
Mother : It is because they are poor, darling.
Son : Can't we give them the fruits we have bought?
Mother : We will give them money to buy whatever they choose.

On seeing the beggars the son (a) ......When the mother replied that it was because they were poor, the boy wondered (b) ...The mother replied that (c) ..... .

C5. Certain tips are given below on how to plan an advertisement in a newspaper. Use the information to complete the instructions Gaur gave his students. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. (5 marks)

Informative - holds readers' attention; highlights main selling points
Repetitive - many readers can see it
Layout - very important - use of logo or
-illustration- attracts readers' attention

An advertisement should give enough information (a) ......the readers' attention and (b) ...... points. The advertisement (c) ...............several times, so that it (d) ......attention of many people. The layout of the advertisement and use of logo or small illustrations (e) ......the readers.

English 2003 Question Papers Class X