Q. 1. (A) Read the following extract and answer the questions given below: [11 Marks]

(1) What is the passage about?

Ans. The passage is about Reuben Earle’s determination to collect the five dollars he required to buy a gift.

(2) What did Reuben ask the shopkeeper? What was the shopkeeper’s reply?

Ans. Reuben requested the shopkeeper to kindly hold the gift for him. The Shopkeeper told him that he would try to hold it as the people who lived around there didn’t have that kind of money to spend on such things.

(3) Why could not Reuben ask his father five dollars?

Ans. Reuben’s father was a poor fisherman and everything he earned was used to feed and clothe his five children. Therefore, Reuben could not ask his father for five dollars.

(4) How do you express your love and respect for your parents?

Ans. I show my love and respect to my parents by obeying them from the bottom of my heart. On their birthdays I will buy valuable gifts for them with utmost love.  

(5) (i) Opening the shops weathered door, he went inside.
(ii) I must try or I ought to try.
(iii) Where did people build their own homes?

Q. 6. Give the opposite words of :
1. Respectfully x disrespectfully.
2. Usually x unusually

Q. 1. B. Grammar.

1. Madhu is a model and an artist.
2. Meet me at 10.30 am on Monday.
3. Teacher asked Rupali how far her home was from her college. Rupali respectfully replied that it was more than 2 kms.

Q. 2. A. Read the following extract and answer the questions given below.

(1) What features of ‘Adarsh Gaon’ are given to this extract?

Ans. The measures made to preserving natural resources, preventing people from addiction and looking after public hearth are the main features of ‘Adarsh Gaon’ Which are mentioned in this extract.

(2) What is the procedure for selecting ‘Adarsh Gaon’?

Ans. Villages are expected to give a proposal, after which a committee headed by Mr. Pawar would inspect the villages.

(3) What is the greatest victory for Hiware Bazaar?

Ans. The greatest victory for Hiware Bazaar is the reverse migration. Villagers who had migrated to Pune and Mumbai as early as 1989 returned to their villages.

(4) Do you think all villages in Maharashtra should follow the ideals of Hiware Bazaar? Why?

Ans. Conserving natural resources is our duty. So, I think not only me but also everyone of us support the villages which are changing towards the goodness of nature. All villages in Maharashtra should follow the ideals of Hiware Bazaar. The progress made in terms of water management, preservation of natural resources and other social reforms regarding, alcohol, tobacco and birth control are remarkable and an appreciated one.

5. (1) Inspection of the villages was done by Mr. Pawar. OR
Mr. Pawar did the inspection of the villages.

(2) The villagers have made vasectomy compulsory.

(3) There are neither liquor or tobacco shops in the village.

6. (1) causing a great change - revolutionary
(2) the quality of being average - mediocrity

Q. 2. (B) Note - Making: [4 marks]

Read the following extract and complete the table given below about ‘Types of Diseases’.

Title :Types of Diseases
Sr. No.
develop during pregnancy

Environmental factors
Down’s Syndrome, sickle cell anaemia, cystic fibrosis, haemophilia, etc.
Self - Inflicted Acquired
by humans themselves
Coronary heart disease, hypertension
Communicable infections
by biological agents
Cholera, typhoid, measles, malaria, etc.
Non - Communicable diseases
Exogenous factors like physical, chemical, nutritional deficiencies
Kwashiorkor, Pellagra, Scurvy, Rickets

Q. 3. A. Read the following extract and answer the questions given below: [11 marks]

(1) What does the author tell us about the importance of reading English?

Ans. We should not read English as our duty but we should read is for our pleasure. Reading English is important as it not only provides a pleasure but also helps to enrich one’s vocabulary. It makes one more knowledgeable and develops one’s confidence.

(2) What different steps are suggested to improve reading?

Ans. The author suggests that one should choose books that are not difficult, secondly the books should be interesting, where vocabulary is easily understood and one does not need to refer to a dictionary too often. As we read we will become more and more familiar with words and sentence patterns we already know. The reader should be able to guess the meanings of words from the context. Finally one should read more and more books extensively.

(3) What do some people say about learning to improve reading?

Ans. Some people say that we cannot learn to speak a language better with the help of a book. They believe that the spoken language and written language are quite different.

(4) What will you do to improve your English?

Ans. I won’t remain afraid to make mistakes. Be confident. People can only correct your mistakes when they hear you make them.
Surround yourself in English. Put yourself in an all English speaking environment where you can learn passively. The best way to learn is through speaking. Practise every day. Make yourself a study plan. Decide how much time a week you are going to spend studying and stick to it. Establish a routine.
(5) Rewrite the following sentences in the ways instructed:

(1) Reading a lot is essential.

(2) Some people say that we are unable to speak a language better with the help of a book.

(3) Isn’t it extensive?

(6) You should not have to be constantly looking up new words in the dictionary, for that deadens interest and checks real learning.

The underlined word here means:

(1) develops (2) deprives of (3) creates

Ans. Deprives of

Q. 3. B. Summary.

Ans. Reading is pleasure.

It is essential to read a lot, but what is important is to go beyond the textbooks and to read for pleasure. You must enjoy the books you read, hence it is best to avoid difficult and uninteresting book. Books must be easy to read, the vocabulary also must be easy to understand so that, you don’t