HSC ACTIVITY SHEET - 1 Important Question Paper Format for 2019 Board Exam.

HSC English ACTIVITY SHEET - 1

Important Question Paper Format for 2019 Board Exam.

Time: 3 Hours
Marks: 80

Section - I : Prose

[Reading skill, Vocabulary, Grammar, Note - Making and Summary]

Q. 1. A. Read the first activity, read the extract and then do all the activities. [12]

A. 1. Read the following statements and write down two statements which explain the theme of the extract.


(i) The writer advises that we should remain temporal nobody, if we want to be successful.

(ii) Gandhiji remained a free ‘nobody’ by brushing aside adulation with special effort.

(iii) Rahim, always keen to help the needy.

(iv) John Stuart Mill’s education and training began very early.

To sustain your development in absolute terms, to become a true somebody, it is important to remain a temporal nobody. Even if destiny makes you a temporal somebody, you should be able to see yourself as merely an agent of a superior power; no more. This requires an exercise of will. You have to constantly watch out and talk to yourself morning and evening. Rahim, the Hindi poet, was a pious man, always keen to help the needy. He made no noise about it, but his fame kept spreading. When praised by people, Rahim would shrink back in discomfort. He wrote a couplet on this.

"Denewala aur hai, bhejat woh din-rain.
Log bharam hum par karen, neeche howat nain"

"The Giver is someone else; He showers His gifts through day and night. People mistake and extol me. My eyes, abashed, are lowered!"

In more recent times, Gandhiji, perhaps, is one who assiduously brushed aside adulation to remain a free ''nobody''. At the Congress session when he, the star of the session, stunned everybody by cleaning up the latrines, his act was calculated to purge Congress workers of their false sense of status, and so to return the movement to its down- to-earth roots. The point of guarding against becoming a self-defeating somebody applies to the upbringing of children as well. Doting parents often stunt the natural growth of their children through excessive adulation. Commonplace acts and utterances of the child are praised and quoted beyond reason. Talent that otherwise might have flowered under proper training, is lauded to the extent of killing it.

John Stuart Mill''s education and training began very early. At an age when many kids can barely lisp a few words, he had learnt enough Greek and Latin to read the classics in the original. Before he was five he had read more than what many scholars normally read in their career. Did this make the child John feel heady? No! Because, he tells us, his father (who was also his tutor) always made him believe that there was nothing extraordinary about his achievement: that he was doing only what anybody is capable of doing. Mill was made to believe that other boys of his age had, in fact, grossly underestimated their capabilities and were wasting their early years striving for too little.

The sequence of somebody-nobody holds true, in a way, in respect of institutions and nations as well. C Northcote Parkinson, enunciating one of his famous laws, has tried to read this pattern in the case of great empires worldwide. He connects the raising of imposing palaces to the beginning of the empire's decline.

A. 2. Complete: [2]

Complete the following sentences.

(i) John Stuart Mill learn Greek and Latin in his early childhood because _______________

(ii) The writer comment on upbringing of children are _____________

A. 3. Conclusion: [2]

John Mill did not become heady after his spectacular achievement.

The sentence implies his father _____________ (Complete it in a paragraph.)

A. 4. Match the words in column 'A' with their meanings in column 'B':  [2]


Column 'A'
Column 'B'
(i) adulation
(a) embarrassed
(ii) stunned
(b) praised
(iii) purge
(c) shocked
(iv) abashed
(d) free

A. 5. Personal Response: [2]

"Parents showing a lot of love for their children kill their natural talent"
Agree / Disagree. Justify your answer.

A. 6. Grammar [2]
Do as directed.
(i) He wrote a couplet. (Rewrite the sentence using the Past Perfect Tense in it.)

(ii) Many kids can barely lisp a few words.  (Rewrite using another modal auxiliary showing certainty.)

Answers:

A. 1.  (i) The writer advises that we should remain temporal nobody, if we want to be successful.
(ii) Gandhiji remained a free ‘nobody’ by brushing aside adulation with special effort.

A. 2. Complete: [2]

Complete the following sentences.

(i) John Stuart Mill learn Greek and Latin in his early childhood because he wanted to read the classics in the original.

(ii) The writer comment on upbringing of children are (i) doting parents often stunt the natural growth of their children through excessive adulation.  (ii) Common place acts and utterances of the child are praised which kills their talent.

A. 3. Conclusion: [2]

John Mill did not become heady after his spectacular achievement.

The sentence implies his father _____________ (Complete it in a paragraph.)

Ans. His father had always made John believe that there was nothing noticeable and extraordinary about his performance. He assured that he was doing only what anybody was capable of doing such things.


A. 4. Match the words in column 'A' with their meanings in column 'B':  [2]
Column 'A'
Column 'B'
(i) adulation
(a) embarrassed
(ii) stunned
(b) praised
(iii) purge
(c) shocked
(iv) abashed
(d) free

A. 5. Personal Response: [2]

"Parents showing a lot of love for their children kill their natural talent"
Agree / Disagree. Justify your answer.

Ans. Yes, I do agree the given statement that, Parents showing a lot of love for their children kill their natural talent. This is because every student is talented in their own way. By giving excess of love and freedom will kill their natural growth and talent of their children.

A. 6. Grammar [2]
Do as directed.

(i) He wrote a couplet. (Rewrite the sentence using the Past Perfect Tense in it.)

Ans. He had written a couplet.

(ii) Many kids can barely lisp a few words.  (Rewrite using another modal auxiliary showing certainty.)


Ans. Many kids will barely lisp a few words.


Q. 1. B. Grammar. (Non - textual)  [3]

(i) “He has discovered the power of another good idea.” [Rewrite it beginning with “The power of another good idea ....”]


Ans. “The power of another good idea has been discovered by him.”


(ii) “If you think you have a good idea, try it.” [Use ‘Unless’ ]


Ans. Unless you think you have a good idea, don’t try it.


(iii) “This time Dell made $ 18,000 and bought an expensive BMW car.” [Make it a simple sentence]


Ans. Making $ 18,000 this time, Dell bought an expensive BMW car.


Q. 2. A. Read the first activity, read the extract and then do all the activities.  [12]
[Seen Prose: Between 250 and 300 words]

A. 1. True or False: [2]
State if the following statements are true or false.

(i) The women of Hiware Bazaar are self respected women. - True

(ii) Any village that sends the proposal is selected under the AGY scheme.  - False

(iii) Hiware Bazaar followed the  democratic value in its decision of participation in AGY Scheme.  - True

(iv) Reserve migration was the result of many ideal activities of Hiware Bazaar.  - True.


The story of Hiware Bazaar that began in 1989 will repeat itself in these 38 villages in the years to come.
But being named an ‘Adarsh Gaon' is far from easy.Villages had to give a proposal after which a committee headed by Mr. Pawar inspected the villages. “The villages had to show dedication in the struggle to fight mediocrity. They had to follow all the conditions of becoming an ‘Adarsh gaon'. We chose villages with a revolutionary spark,” Mr. Pawar says.
Villages need to follow strict rules. The process begins with effective water management through the watershed technique and water auditing, taking responsibility of the village's natural resources- planting trees and stopping grazing, contributing labour for the village work, and then expanding to bring about behavioural changes in the people for harbouring social change. Hiware Bazaar is free of any kind of addiction and there are no liquor or tobacco shops in the village. Vasectomy has been made compulsory, as is the pre-marital HIV test.
The ‘Adarsh Gaon' model prides itself of being based on the joint decisions made by the Gram Sabha, where all the villagers are present. Even while selecting the new villages under the scheme, Mr. Pawar made sure that the decision to become an ideal village was taken by the entire village together.
The greatest victory for Hiware Bazaar so far has been the reverse migration that the village has witnessed since 1989. As many as 93 families have come back to the village, “from the slums in Mumbai and Pune” Mr. Pawar says. The village of 216 families was completely below poverty line (BPL) in 1989; now it has only three BPL families.
Speaking to The Hindu, Gulab Gaikwad, from one of the three BPL families, said: “We used to beg for a living and now I am working at the gram panchayats, whereas the other two families work as labour. It is because of our hard work that we will get out of the situation, like the rest of this village.” Speaking about the ‘rebirth of the 38 villages', Mr. Pawar says: “Vidarbha was our priority as the people are reeling under the pressure of land for agriculture. Farmers' suicides have become a norm, and people are becoming complacent because of all the ‘Vidarbha packages' which are obviously not helping. It is time for the villages to wake up and do something themselves.” One of the conditions of the AGY is also that a village cannot accept any government funding without adding some of their own funds to it. After the success of the projects that the villages take up, the funds have to be returned.
Among the other villages selected is Yavatmal's Pandhar Kavda. Yavatmal was the worst affected district with the highest number of farmer suicides. “The women of this village have decided that they will undertake the challenge of not accepting the Vidarbha package and rebuild the village on their own. They have promised that the funds that we have given to initiate the process will be returned to us,” Mr. Pawar said.
Sukru Naik Tanda, an adivasi village in Nanded district, is also part of the scheme. “The idea is to go beyond just water management, and create villages that are worth living,” Mr. Pawar says.
A. 2. Complete: [2]

Complete the following sentences.

To achieve the title an "Adarsh - Gaon" is difficult because (i) ___________ (ii) _____________

Ans. To achieve the title an "Adarsh - Gaon" is difficult because -

(i) The Villages has to show dedication in the struggle to fight mediocrity.

(ii) They had to follow all the conditions and strict rules of becoming an Adarsh - Gaon.

A. 3. Guess:

Reverse migration was the greatest victory for Hiware Bazaar. Explain. [2]

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. 93 families had come back from the slums in Mumbai and pune. The village of 216 families which was completely below poverty line in 1989: now it has only 3 BPL families.


A. 4. Vocabulary:
Find out the words from the passage which mean -
(i) causing a great change. (ii) the quality of being average.

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

A. 5. Personal Response: [2]
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.

Grammar:
(i) Mr. Pawar inspected the villages.
[Rewrite it using the noun form of the word underlined]

ii. Vasectomy has been made compulsory by the villagers.
[Rewrite it beginning with - "The villagers ....".)

Ans. (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.


Q. 2. B. Note - Making. [3]

Q2. B. Note Making: [4 marks]

Read the following extract carefully and make the notes with the help of the clues given below:
Naturally occurring platinum and platinum - rich alloys have been known for a long time. The Spaniards named the metal ‘platina’ or little silver, when they first encountered it in Colombia. The platinum group metals are rhodium, ruthenium, palladium, osmium, iridium and platinum. Of these, platinum is the most important. These metals are very similar in many ways and are extremely rare.

On an average, there is only a gramme of ruthenium in each tonne of the rock and barely a gramme of rhodium in over a 1000 tonnes of rock! Platinum’s wear and tarnish resistance characteristics are well suited for making fine jewellery. Other distinctive properties include - resistance to chemical attack, excellent high temperature characteristics and stable electrical properties. These metals are uniquely durable and can be used extremely efficiently - meaning that a very little goes a very long way. When recycled, over 96 percent can be recovered. The platinum group metals - or PGMS - plays an important role in our everyday life, for they are used in so many things from fountain pens to aircraft turbines. In fact, one in four of the goods manufactured today either contain one or the other of these metals. The catalytic converter - a pollution control device - is the largest application of platinum group metals.

Title: __________________________

First encountered:
___________ in Columbia.
Platinum group metals include:
________________________ iridium and ______________
Nature:
Similar in many ways, extremely rare.
Availability:
____________________________________________________barely a gramme of rhodium _________________
Distinctive Properties:
______________________
resistant to chemical attack
durable, long lasting
______________________
Platinum group metals used in :
________________________________________________


Ans.
Title: Platinum Group of Metals.

First encountered:
The Spaniards named the metal ‘platina’ or little silver, when they first encountered it in Columbia
Platinum group metals include:
rhodium, ruthenium, palladium, osmium, iridium and platinum
Nature:
Similar in many ways, extremely rare.
Availability:
only a gramme of ruthenium in each tonne of the rock and barely a gramme of rhodium in over a 1000 tonnes of rock!
Distinctive Properties:
Wear and tarnish resistance
resistant to chemical attack
durable, long lasting
When recycled, over 96 percent can be recovered.
Platinum group metals used in :
Fountain pens, aircraft turbines, catalytic converter a pollution control device.


Q. 3. A. Read the first activity, read the extract and then do all the activities.  [12]
[Unseen Prose: Between 250 and 300 words]

A1. Find out:
Find from the passage the related words to sea and write them. (2)
Ans.



ON FIERCE monsoon nights, about one and a quarter mile off the Mumbai harbour, there have been occasions when 52-year-old Bikaji Ramchandra Dhuri is the only man on sea. From the watchtower of the Prongs Reef Lighthouse, which is surrounded on all sides by the Arabian Sea, he has heard the sea rage like a possessed spirit – the darkness dispelled only by the beam of light flung across the waters from the tower he mans.

Dhuri is one of the last breed of lighthouse keepers on the Indian coast, as a majority of the 182 lighthouses in the country are now unmanned. Built in 1871, the Prongs Reef lighthouse was modelled on Scotland’s  Skerryvore Rocks Lighthouse, and is located at a strategic spot on the western coast, marking the entrance to the busy Mumbai Harbour. It was meant to stem the number of shipwrecks off the harbour, which the lone Colaba lighthouse could not illumine on its own. “Even now, during nights, for fishing vessels without any gadgets, it’s the soft light from this tower which directs us to Mumbai,” says Vinayak Koli, a boatsman who helps ferry people and also goes on fishing expeditions.

        Through the year, Dhuri lives in the lighthouse for 15 days at a stretch, when he is relieved by another keeper. In the monsoon, it becomes his home for three months. “We call it the kalapani as we are alone in the middle of the sea for days, with basic supplies – and the revolving light that keeps the sea awake,” he says.

A2. Fill in the following information using words from the passage: (2)
(i) The Prongs Reef lighthouse was modelled on _______.
(ii) Dhuri lives in the lighthouse for _______ at a stretch.
(iii) _______ is one of the last breed of lighthouse keepers on Indian coast.
(iv) The majority of the _______ lighthouses in the country are now unmanned.

Answer:
(i) The Prongs Reef lighthouse was modelled on Scotland’s Skerryvore Rocks Lighthouse.
(ii) Dhuri lives in the lighthouse for 15 days at a stretch.
(iii) Dhuri  is one of the last breed of lighthouse keepers on Indian coast.
(iv) The majority of the 182 lighthouses in the country are now unmanned.


A3. Give Reasons:
They call it Kalapani because
(i) ____________

(ii) ______________

Ans. (i) They call it Kalapani because they are alone in the middle of the sea for days, with basic supplies.
(ii) The revolving light that keeps the sea awake.

A4. Vocabulary:
Read the words and find out the similar meaning words from the passage: (2)


Ans.


A5. Personal Response
Imagine you have to spend a night in a lighthouse. Narrate your experience. (2)

Answer: I was so excited by the experience in lighthouse. I went up to the lighthouse with my four friends. It was very dark inside the lighthouse. Everywhere it seems to be many ghosts standing here and there. We all were so scared.

A. 6. Grammar.

(i) “We call it Kalapani as we are alone in the middle of the sea for days”, he says.
(Use ‘that’ and rewrite the sentence) (1)

Answer. He says that they call it Kalapani as they are alone in the middle of the sea for days.


(ii) It was meant to stem the number of shipwrecks of the harbour.
(a) was it? (b) wasn’t it? (c) is it?
(Select the proper tag and rewrite the sentence) (1)

Ans. It was meant to stem the number of shipwrecks of the harbour, wasn’t it?


Q. 3. B. Summary. [3]
Write a brief summary of the above extract with the help of the points given below and suggest a suitable title.

About the lighthouse - his experience - help from another keeper - his statement.

Title: Spending a night in lighthouse.

ON FIERCE monsoon nights, about one and a quarter mile off the Mumbai harbour, there have been occasions when 52-year-old Bikaji Ramchandra Dhuri is the only man on sea.

Dhuri is one of the last breed of lighthouse keepers on the Indian coast, as a majority of the 182 lighthouses in the country are now unmanned. It was meant to stem the number of shipwrecks off the harbour, which the lone Colaba lighthouse could not illumine on its own.

        Through the year, Dhuri lives in the lighthouse for 15 days at a stretch. In the monsoon, it becomes his home for three months. “We call it the kalapani as we are alone in the middle of the sea for days, with basic supplies – and the revolving light that keeps the sea awake,” he says.


Section - II : Poetry

Q. 4. Read the extract and do the activities that follow: [8]
[One Seen extract 12 to 16 lines]


If you do not get lowered in your own eyes.
While you raise yourself in those of others
If you do not give in to gossips and lies
Rather heed them not, saying, 'Who bothers?"
You may be the person I am looking for.

If you crave not for praise when you win
And look not for sympathy while you lose
If cheers let not your head toss or spin
And after a setback you offer no excuse.
You may be the person I am looking for.

If you accept counsel without getting sore
And re-assess yourself in the light thereof
If you pledge not to be obstinate any more
And meet others without any frown or scoff.
You may be the person I am looking for.

If you have the will to live and courage to die
You are a beacon-light for people far and wide

A. 1. Web:
Complete the web by writing down the qualities of a person the poet is looking for.

A. 2. Poetic Devices: [2]
Name and explain the figure of speech in the following line.

"If you do not get lowered in your own eyes while you raise yourself in those of others"  

Also find another example of the same from the extract and write it down.

Ans. Antithesis: Two opposite ideas of ‘get lowered’ and ‘raise’ are brought together for poetic effect.

Example of Antithesis: - If you have will to live and courage to die.

A. 3. Personal Response. [2]
Do you agree with poet’s point of views in this extract? Justify. [Mar 14]

Ans: Yes, I agree with the poet’s point of view. We should not do anything merely to get praised for it. We shouldn’t fall in the trap of lies and gossips. We should be emotionally and intellectually balanced, unaffected by cheers, sympathies, set-backs, etc.

A. 4. Write two lines on the theme of the poem. [2]

Ans. If a shattered heart needs mend, you are right there, till the end.
If your cheeks are wet, from drops of tears.
Don't worry, let go off your tears.


Section - III : Rapid Reading and Composition

Q. 5. A. Read the extract and do the activities that follow: [4]
[One seen extract 200 to 250 words]


A week later my mother wrote back: "I didn't look too closely at the skeleton - I like bones to be fully-fleshed if possible - but the police did say it was a woman. Not an old woman, not too young either... There was nothing else in the cupboard except for some chipped or cracked plates and dishes, which have now been thrown away. The shelves were covered with sheets of old newspapers. I've kept these for you."

The newspapers excited me, and I wrote and asked my mother for some details.

"I hope you're preparing for your exams," she wrote back. "After all, there's not much we can do about a skeleton that's been hidden away for ten or fifteen years. Anyway, there were two newspapers in the cupboard. The Daily Chronicle, published from Delhi on January 18, 1930, is complete. That was four years before you were born. The main headline refers to the ‘Bareilly Train Disaster' in which thirteen passengers were killed and nineteen seriously injured. There are also two pages of book reviews, including a review of ‘The Glenlitten Murder' by E. Phillips Oppenheim. I think you have read some of his books. Books on the Riviera.

A. 1. Match:
Match the items under 'A' with items under 'B'

Column 'A'
Column 'B'
(i) woman
(a) preparing exam.
(ii) cupboard
(b) writer
(iii) E Phillips Oppenheim
(c) cracked plates
(iv) narrator
(d) skeleton
A. 2. Extend the above extract by adding an imaginative paragraph of your own in about 50 words.

Ans. My dear son you are 'James Bond 007' I know you will be exited with the valuable information which I have given to you. You will definitely get involved and to solve this mysteries problem. But you should give more importance to your safety and study first. Uncle Sam and his children will be coming for this diwali vacation, then all of you can get busy working on the details, that I have given and find out answers to the mystery. Till then the police department will be busy doing its job. The skeleton too has been sent to the forensic tab for examination and will get more details. I hope you will keep thanking and praising God for all the blessings and asking him to help you in your exams. Present thoughts should not be entertained at this point of time. I do hope you will understand your mother's love and concern.


Q. 5. B. Read the extract and do the activities that follow. [4]
[One seen extract 200 to 250 words]


Dentist       : (sternly). Who are you and what are you doing in my house?
Tom            : I say−I’m awfully sorry−but we thought you were a ghost.
Dentist       : (bewildered). A ghost!  Why on earth should you think I was a ghost?
George       : (crossing C.). I’m awfully sorry, sir. You see, we were out carol-singing and−
Dentist       : Oh, so it was you who were making that horrible din outside?
George       : Yes−that was Ginger’s idea −but, you see, it was raining rather hard       and these fellows were afraid of getting wet, so−
Tom            : (interrupting). Young Alfie’s got his best suit on, otherwise we       shouldn’t have been afraid of getting wet.
Ginger : Anyhow, sir, we stood in your doorway for shelter.
Tom: And the door was open, so we came inside.
Dentist: I see, But what were you making all that confounded noise about?
Tom: (finding the explanation difficult). Well, you see, we saw that skull, and those white grinning things - and we thought the place was haunted at least, that's what Ginger thought.
Dentist: (laughing) Great Scott ! So that's the explanation. I happen to be a dentist, and what you saw were some of my models used for fitting artificial teeth.
Ginger: Then - those rows  of grinning teeth are -
Dentist: (picking up model fitted with artificial teeth). Just some of my workmanship.

B. 1. Match the items under 'A' with items under 'B'. [2]


Column 'A'
Column 'B'
(i) Skull
(a) Alfie
(ii) workmanship
(b) boys
(iii) noise
(c) model fitted with artificial teeth.
(iv) best suit
(d) scared the boys.

B. 2. Convert it into a continuous write-up in about 50 words. [2]

When the Dentist found the strange boys in hi house he was shocked. He cried, “Who are you and what are you doing in my house?” Tom fumbled for words,  “I say−I’m awfully sorry−but we thought you were a ghost.” The Dentist got shocked. Bewildered he said, ”A ghost! Why on earth should you think I was a ghost?” George walked across the corner began to plead, ”I’m awfully sorry, sir…………………

Q. 6. A. Write formal letters: [4]
[Application - leave of absence, bonafide certificate, scholarship, concessions, job, etc. ]

(1) You want a character certificate in order to seek admission in another college for higher studies. Write a letter of application to the Principal of your Junior College requesting him / her to issue you the same.

Ans
.
Amin,
HSC Commerce,
Roll No. 2010
20th Feb. 2019

To,
The Principal,
Arts, Science and Commerce Junior College,
Dharavi Cross Road,
Dharavi,
Mumbai - 400017.

Subject: Application for Character Certificate.

Respected Sir,
I have been a student of your college for the last two years from 2016 - 2018. I have passed my H,S.C. exams in February, 2018. I got 81%. With good academic performance, I used to take part in most of extracurricular activities.
Since, Ours is a Junior college, and there is no degree courses available in our college, I intend to join another college for higher studies, kindly issue me a Character Certificate at an early date. I need the certificate to support admission application. I shall be very grateful to you for this favor. I hope that you will consider my request.

Thank you,

Yours faithfully,
Amin.

OR

[Complaint - City planning, traffic, garbage, pollution, grievances, etc. to authorities or a letter to the editor]

Write a complaint letter regarding irregular Water supply in your locality / village.


                                                            7G, Sonia Apartments,
                                                            Rainbow colony,
                                                            M.G. Road,
                                                            Mahim (E),
                                                            Mumbai:- 400 016.
                                                            24th February, 2014
To,
The Sub Engineer,
Maharashtra State Water Supply Board,
Dadar (w),
Mumbai – 400 021.

        Subject: Complaint letter regarding irregular water supply.

Respected Sir,

                          We are totally five hundred families residing in our locality. We are facing a severe problem of growing instances of insufficient water supply for the last three months in our locality.

                          We have only 50 taps for our five hundred families, it means on an average a tap for every 10 families, which is already insufficient. But during the last three months the problem has increased to a lot due to less supply of water. Because of less supply of water there is a growing instance of disputes among our local people. Many times we have to return home with our empty vessels.

                          We have already given many complaints to our local authority. They are always giving us empty promises and doing nothing. So kindly am requesting you to look into this matter personally. If you do the needful then I shall be very much thankful to you.

Thanking You,
Yours Faithfully,
  X y z


Q. 6. B. Write any ONE of the following. [4]
[Leaflet: Donation, tourism, Yogo / computer class, summer camps, holiday camps, hook club, etc.  ]

(1) Prepare a Short tourist leaflet about your village / town indicate:


                       i.   How to go there?

                      ii.   Where to stay/ Accommodation

                    iii.   When to visit?

                    iv.   What to see?

                     v.   Anything special/ Add your own points.
Ans.

Bangalore

Introduction:                      Bangalore is a city of Roses with beautiful gardens. It is the capital city of Karnataka. It is a highly developed city.

i.                  How to go there: Bangalore is well connected with rest of India. One can go to Bangalore by the way of Plane, Bus
  or Train:
Plane: Daily two flights namely IA – 550 and IA – 330 from Mumbai to Bangalore are available.
Bus: The State Transport Bus Services and many other private Bus Services are available from Mumbai to Bangalore.
  Train: There are many trains available which can take you to Bangalore. The most convenient is
  “Mumbai – Bangalore Express”

ii.                 Where to Stay: Accommodation is no problem in Bangalore. The Government tourist Hotels and other Big and
             Small hotels are available to suit everyone budget.

iii.               When to Visit:   October to December is the best time of the year to visit Bangalore.

iv.               What to See:     The climate and scenery of Bangalore is mind blowing. It is a well planned city with huge roads, parks, theatres, and gardens, there are many interesting places to see like Bull Temple, Tippu Palace, Glass house, the Museum, Vidhan Sabha and many Palatial Buildings. It is also known as little Singapore.


v.               Anything Special As far as food is concerned Bangalore is famous for Noodles, Gobi Manchurian, Channa Masala,  Idli fry, Prawns fry, Mugal Briyani, etc. The people are very culture oriented and highly intelligent. They give more importance to their education.


OR

[News drafting / Report Writing]

Your school conducted an adult literacy programme. Write a report on the same.




THE GENERAL ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL

ADULT LITERACY PROGRAMME

Mumbai, 15th September, 2019.



         About 50 students of Std X from “The General English High School, Dharavi, along with 5 of their teachers, went to the nearby locality, and contacted about 25 adult illiterate men and 6 women from the slums, and planned a programme to educate them.


         According to their syllabus, they planned to teach them the alphabet in English and Marathi, reading and writing, numbers 1 to 100, addition and subtraction, and environmental studies related to health and hygiene, The method adopted to teach the above mentioned syllabus was through skits, T.V. Shows, Personal teaching and storytelling.


         At first, they had only 40 adult men, but later on, impressed by the interesting manner of teaching the team attracted a total number of 250 people. The students find it extremely rewarding to see the number of adult literacy on the rise.


Q. 6. C. Write any ONE of the following.[4]
[ View - counter view ]

(1) Prepare a paragraph with an appropriate title to be used for the counter - view section on the following topic in about 120 words.

View - section: Whatsapp is a harmful app.

  • Wastage of time and energy.
  • Adverse effect on the routine life.
  • Harmful to the studies of students.
  • Creates mental stress and strain.
  • It is addictive.

Ans. Whatsapp is a useful app.

Whatsapp has become an important form of social media. It is the most popular messenger. With this app we can chat with our family members, friends and to our colleagues, we can share the pictures, videos, the voice messages and can send free messages to any part of the world without any charge, so it is not the wastage of time and energy. Indeed, it saves our valuable time, money and energy.  It is very useful for us in business, education and in the field of communication. We can do shopping, urgent tasks can be completed through this valuable app. It is most helpful in the time of natural disasters. We can also send compliments to maintain good relations, invitation on special occasions, canvassing moral values through proverbs, saying, etc. If it is used properly with limited time then it plays a very important role in our life without resulting in stress and strain. It is not addictive, addiction occurs due to our mismanagement of using it.



OR

[Information Transfer [Non verbal to Verbal]

(2) The following is the information given in the form of a table. Write two paragraphs of about 120 words using the information given below.


Maharashtra
Karnataka
Area
3,07,713 sq. km.
1,91,791 sq. km.
Population
7,89,37,187
4,49,77,209
Capital
Mumbai
Bangalore
Language
Marathi
Kannada
Rivers
Godavari, Krishna, Bhima, Koyana
Tungabhadra, Kaveri
Crops
Jawar, Bajra, Sugarcane
Jawar, Tea, Rubber
Major Cities
Mumbai, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nasik
Mangalore, Hubli, Dharwad

Ans.  ABOUT MAHARASHTRA AND KARNATAKA

Maharashtra and Karnataka are neighbouring countries. Area wise Maharashtra is Larger than Karnataka. 3, 07, 713 sq. m. and 1, 91, 791 sq. km are the area of Maharashtra and Karnataka respectively. Mumbai is the Capital of former and Bangalore is for latter. Marathi is the main language spoken in Maharashtra whereas Kannada is for Karnataka. Godavari, Krishna, Bhima and Koyana are the main rivers running in Maharashtra. In case of Karnataka it is Tungabhadra, Kaveri. Jawar, Bajra and Sugarcane are the main crops in Maharashtra and Jawar, Tea and Rubber are the main crops in Karnataka. Mumbai, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Nasik are some of the major cities in Maharashtra. Mangalore, Hubli and Dharwad are the major cities in Karnataka.


Q. 7. Do the following Activities:  [7]

A.  Set 8 - 10 question to have an interview. [4]
(1) Initial question (2) Content Questions
(3) Probing Questions (3) Closing Question.

Imagine you have to interview the topper of SSC Board at the recently examination. Write a set of 8 to 10 questions for the interview. You may take help of the following points.


Percentage - teachers and parents help - study pattern - difficulties and planning of career. Prepare one introductory question. Some probing questions and one concluding questions.

Answer:
Good morning. Congratulation ..... !

1. What percentage did you actually expect?


2. Who do you give credit to for your success?


3. What role did your school teachers play in your preparation for the SSC examinations?

4. How much time  did you spend a day on studies?

5. What method of study did you adopt?

6. Who helped you with you difficulties?

7. What is your ambition in life?

8. What is your immediate goal?

9. Which career do you propose to choose?

10. Any advice to the present batch of students? Please state.

B. Drafting Speech. [3]

Write a speech that you would deliver on the occasion of Independence Day Celebrations in your school. With the help of the following points.


(i) Importance of the day.
(ii) Awareness of People towards contribution done by our great leaders.
(iii) Youngsters as strength of nation.
(iv) Unity for the nation.

Independence Day speech


Respected principal, Teachers and My Dear Friends,

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “ A man who is made for freedom has got to take tremendous risks and stake everything.” It was this inspiration that brought about our freedom. Yes, it was because our freedom fighters took tremendous risks and staked everything, that we breathe the free air of independence today. But, my friends, the task is not over. We have to take tremendous risks and stake everything in order to safeguard our freedom. And freedom from what? From corruption, communalism, illiteracy and poverty. The struggle for freedom is still going on. The fight continues unabated. Shall we prove to be citizens of substance or citizens of straw? This is the question we have to ask ourselves today. Shall we let this wonderful country of ours be ruined by the social, economic and political ills that have beset it? Shall we not make our country a truly liberated nation? Shall we not re-establish the glorious traditions and high moral aims which inspired our forefathers? It is for us, today, to look into ourselves, reflect and act.

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