SSC English July 2017 Board Paper Solution

Q. 1. A Read the following passage carefully and complete the activities given below: [10]

A. 1. Complete the web:
Write the words from the passage in the web.

A.  2. Finding meanings:
Ans. (i) ... there is always a solution to an impossibility.
(ii) ... its life or its term was over.
(iii) .... after autumn, the tree was full of green leaves.
(iv) .... this also will go away, and not last forever.

A. 3. Matching:
(i) Conviction
(d) Strong belief
(ii) alchemy
(c) mysterious / magical power
(iii) frail
(b) delicate
(iv) passion
(a) strong feeling

A. 4. Language Study:

Rewrite the sentence using the correct question tag given in the brackets.

Ans. (i) Water changes its form, doesn’t it?

(ii) However impossible things may look, there is always an opening. (Rewrite using ‘but’)

Ans. Thigs may look very impossible, but there is always an opening.

A. 5. Nature is the best teacher. Explain.

Ans. Nature is a great teacher.  No wonder our ancestors used to look up to nature to understand about life itself. Our ancient scriptures are filled with hymns devoted to nature, as we treated nature as God in many instances.
SUN: The giver of light, energy, seasons … the list is endless.
MOON: The bestower of calm, cooling sensations to the aggrieved or restless mind.
TREES: Nature’s ardent helper, giver of oxygen, provider of shade to the tired traveler, health giver, shelter provider to the birds and other creatures.

Encouraging observation of the daily miracles of Nature has a profound effect on us. Nature’s greatest teaching is the technique for survival.

(B) Read the following passage carefully and complete the activities given below: [10]

B. 1. Order: Rearrage the following sentences in proper order:

Ans.  (i) Hanmant migrated to Pune when he was in Class VII.

(ii) Hanmant completed his diploma and secured a job in Philips.

(iii) Hanmant joined engineering.

(iv) Hanmant took up a painting job to earn.

B. 2. Complete:

Ans. Hardships faced by Hanmant Gaikward:

(i) lived in a rented house in Rahimatpur and then in a tiny one - room house in Pune.

(ii) had no money to buy a bus ticket.

(iii) had to work in order to earn.

(iv) was not happy as a trainee at Philips.

B. 3. Rewrite the following sentences choosing the appropriate word/s for the underlined words:

Ans. (i) His lifesyle remained simple.

(ii) In spite of hardships, Hanmant secured 88% in Class X,.

(iii) Hanmant accepted painting jobs.

(iv) Hanmant had his lofty ambitious.
B. 4. Do As Directed: [2]

(i) Hanmant secured 88% in class X. (Begin the sentence as - 88% .....)

Ans. 88% was secured by Hanmant in Class X.

(ii) In the final year of engineering, he was attracted towards the writing of Swami Vivekananda. (Frame a ‘Wh - question’ to get the underlined part as the answer).

Ans. When was he attracted towards the writings of Swami Vivekananda?

B. 5. ‘Today’s hardships lead a tomorrow’s success’ - Justify.

Ans. Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.

When one is faced with hardships, one makes every possible effort to overcome them. Everyone knows thatn hard work always pays, it never goes unrewarded. Therefore, when one goes through hardships, one learns to face and overcome them, thus emerging successful.

Q. 2. A. Read the following passage and do the given activities: [10]

A. 1. True or False: Write the statements and state whether they are true or false:

(i) Those who choose to live well must help others. True

(ii) If neighbours grow inferior corn, cross pollination will steadily improve the quality. False

(iii) The farmer grew award - winning corn. True

(iv) The reported discovered that the farmer didn’t share his seed corn with his neighbours.  False

A. 2. Conseuences: Write the consequences if :

(i) The farmer shares the corn.

(ii) The farmer doesn’t share the corn.

Ans. The farmer shares the corn: The neighbour’s corn will be of good quality and so will the farmers’ be.

The farmer doesn’t share the corn: Cross- pollination will take place and the farmer’s corn will be degraded.

A. 3. Antonyms: Find out the words opposite in meaning from the passage:

(i) superior x inferior

(ii) lost x found

(iii) improve x degrade

(iv) inconstantly x steadily

A. 4. Language Study:

Ans. (i) We should help our neighbours.

(ii) The wind not only picks up pollen from ripening corn, but also swirls it field to field.

A. 5. Personal Response:

What do you learn from the story? Suggest a suitable title:

Ans. Title: As you sow, so shall you reap.

The story teaches us an important session of life - that what goes round comes around. ‘As you sow, so shall you reap’. Goodness always begets goodness. Happiness does not come to anyone on a platter. Happiness is in reaching out to others, especially our neighbours in need that we will experience true happiness.

B. Read the following passage and do the given activities: [10]

B. 1. Comparison: Write the comparison between the parts of modular phone human body.


Modular Phone
Parts of Human Body
Frame, Screen

B. 2. Give examples: [2]
Write two examples which give the liberty to customise our phone.

Ans. (i) Individual components can be removed by the user and replaced by others with a different specification.

(ii) You can choose between components of different properties and specifications.

B. 3. Framing sentece:  Use given phrases in sentences of your own:

(i) up to date

Ans. My brother havs an ipad and is up to date with modern tehnologies.

(ii) occe a while

Ans. My sister likes to play, but once a while.

B. 4. Write as instructed:

(i) We’ll have the liberty to customise our phones. (Rewrite the sentence as interrogative)

Ans. Won’t we have the liberty to customise our phones?

(ii) We will have the liberty to customise our phones.  (Rewwrite using the present participle form of the underlined word)

Ans. We will have the liberty of customising our phones.

B. 5. Personal Response

If given chance to design a modular phone, what new features would you add?

Ans. If given a chance to design a modular phone, I would add features such as foldable phone, 100 GB RAM, 2 TB internal memory and compatible with 10 G technology.


Q. 3. A. Complete the call - outs: [5]

A. 1.

A. 2. Find the examples that show that we do not care for our future generations. [2]

Ans. (i) We choose not to care for our future generations.

(ii) And I for one am guilty
For buying the hundreds of elctronic goods.

(iii) Overcrowded trains
Overloaded brains.

A. 3. Match the lines in Column ‘A’ with the figures of speech in Column ‘B’. [1]

(i) Our world is an institution
(a) Personification
(ii) Mother earth is sighing
(b) Simile

(c) Metaphor

(B) Read the following extract and do the given activities. [5]

B. 1. Fill in the Balloons with suitable ideas from the poem.

B. 2. Find Evidences: Pick out the line from the extract which supports the given ideas:

(i) The elders have many things to share.
(ii) Everybody knows the value of elderly people.
(iii) The elderly people have vast experience.
(iv) The elderly people are a boon to the nation.

(i) They hold so many keys, so many things they can show.
(ii) Oh the value of elderly! How could anyone not know?
(iii) They are the ones most developed.
(iv) As a nation we are missing our greatest true resource.

B. 3. Write a pair from the extract that rhymes with the given word:




Section III: Rapid Reading.

A. 1. State whether the statements are true or false:

(i) The patient stirred and looked about in cheerful anticipation. (False)

(ii) The patient’s wife wanted to know the truth......... (True)

A. 2. Give reasons for the following.  [2]

(i) Her eyes opened wide in terror.

Ans. Her eyes opened wide in terror because the doctor was hesitant in disclosing the nature of her husband’s illness.

(ii) The lady went away to the kitchen.

Ans. The lady went away to the kitchen because she was restless and wanted to know the truth.

A. 3. How. according to you, should the nature of the doctor be? [2]

Ans. According to me, a doctor should be honest and upright to his duty. He plays an important role in the health condition of a person, so the doctor should always diagnose the patient with utmost care. But, now a days the profession of doctor is seems to be highly earning. The trust from the patient towards the doctors are decreasing day by day. It should not be continue.

Nothing teaches better than travelling.