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


B3. Read the newspaper clipping given below:

Abmedabad : The residents of M.G. Colony have sumbitted 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, on the problems related to scarcity of water. Also suggest a few effective remedies in not more than 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. (½ x 8 =4 marks)

The weather this year have been
nothing but quirky. Ever as rains
eluded North India causes land to
turn barren, it pour twice as is
normal in Eastern Bihar, result in
massive floods. For such a phenomenon
is not usual in India, where one
region experience drought and the
others floods, experts say it rare happens in July.
e.g. have …… has

C2. Read the following passage and fill in the blanks with one word only. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. (½ x 8= 4 marks)
H.G. Wells certainly did not (a) ………………a writer because he wished to do (b) ……………….. Desperation to (c) ……………...a living and a blighting tuberculosis (d) ………………………..him to abandon a career in teaching. For a man who (e) ………………. to writing almost as the (f) …………........ resort, Wells’ achievement (g) ………........been nothing short of outstanding. Between 1893 and 1903 he (h) …………….a succession of science fiction works, blazing a new trail in this genre.

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. (½ x 8=4 marks)
identified / anthrax / researchers / destroy / have / way to / a new
Researchers have identified a new way to destroy anthrax.
(a) officials / a hand-held / bacteria / the method / device / allows / to detect / with
(b) bacteria killers / naturally / the technique / bacteriophages / is based on / occurring / known as
(c) to antibiotics / have been shown / of an / by bacteriophages / to destroy anthrax / that has become resistant / the extracts / enzyme produced
(d) this technique / infections / in a / help / few years / may / fight / difficult to treat
(e) disconnected / gets / after / soon / the / line
(f) very / became / dinosaurs / heavy / the /
(g) land / on / result / as / a / could not / them / their legs / the / support /
(h) water / but / alternative / be / a / could / fine


D6. You are babuli’s mother. You are very unhappy about the partition. Make a diary entry on the day of the partition. Bring out your feelings. Expectations and apprehensions on what your fate would be after the partition. Your answer should be in about 150-175. (8 marks)

English 2003 Question Papers Class X