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  • 1. GUIDELINESFOR ATTEMPTINGTHE ENGLISHPAPERWITH BEST WISHES FROMMR. R.S. NATHAN (PGT ENGLISH), KV NO.1,BHUBANESWAR
  • 2. Time Managementis very crucial in Englishpaper. Hence cater tothe word limit anddivide the sections ofthe paper into threehours allotted to you.
  • 3. Question No. I & II aremore scoring .So, doattempt these questionsin the FIRST HALF,otherwise, you will nothave much time later onto read the passages. Sodo these first.
  • 4. Answer the Comprehension Questions very briefly. Pick up the answer from the question itself. Don’t add your own views if not asked for.
  • 5. NOTE MAKING• USE INCOMPLETE /HALF/BROKE SENTENCES OR PHRASES.• DON’T USE FULL SENTENCES.• USE ABBREVIATIONS.• MAKE A BOX OF ABBREVIATIONS USED• GIVE THE MAIN HEADINGS IN CAPITAL LETTERS.• USE THE APPROPRATE FORMAT.
  • 6. FORMATS
  • 7. NewspaperReport-writing
  • 8. A ROAD ACCIDENT:TWO DIEDBy Given NameGuwahati:25Feb.2011:----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------.
  • 9.  Use Past Tense UsePassive Voice more than Active Voice. Use Third Person Pronoun Don’t use I, WE , YOU, YOUR Mention: WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, HOW.
  • 10. School Magazine/NewsletterReport-writing
  • 11. REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATEDBy------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------.
  • 12.  Useany person: I, WE, YOU, HE, SHE (AS PER THE NEED) USE PAST TENSE USE PASSIVE VOICE ALONG WITH ACTIVE ONE. Mention: WHAT, WHEN, WHERE and HOW.
  • 13. LETTERS  LEARN THE BEGINNINS AND THE ENDINGS OF EACH TYPE OF LETTER.  USE BLOCK STYLE OF LETTER- WRITING.  DON’T USE COMMAS OR FULL STOPS IN THE ADDRESSES.
  • 14. NOTICE – WRITING• Mention ---WHAT ,WHEN ,WHERE ,WHO ( IF ANY) AND HOW• Mention ---For further details contact the undersigned.• Use future tense for notice OR IS GOING TO ORGANISE /CELEBRATE
  • 15. IMPORTANT TOPICS FOR ARTICLE WRITINGI. Frequent Elections - A Mere Wastage2. Reservation of Seats for Women in Parliament3. Future of Information Technology4. Vocational Training - Part of School Curriculum5. Children Role in Curbing Black Marketing6. Education of Girls7. Womens Rights 8. Protecting the Environment
  • 16. 9.Information Technology in Democracy10. Terrorism11. Drug Addiction12. India - A NuclearWeapon State13. Place of Women in Free India
  • 17. 14.Future of Other Sports in a CricketCrazy Country.15. The ILL Effects of Child Marriages.16.Fashions Among The Youth.17.Menace of Corruption in India18.Faulty Examination System.19.Problem of Security in Old age.20.Newspapers Ought to Contain MoreNews and Fewer Advertisements
  • 18. I. Read the question carefully before attempting it.II. Do not cross the word limitIII. Check whether you have written name of the school/ institution, the word—NOTICE, DATE, AND PUT SIGN. In a notice –writing.
  • 19. I. Use ---the poet /the author/the writerII. Don’t start the answer with the word-----BECAUSEIII. Pick the answer from the question itselfIV. Write Reports, Advertisements, Notices, Invitations and Posters in appropriate Boxes
  • 20. I. Write the long answer type questions beginning with the same statement given in inverted commas saying----------IT HAS RIGHTLY BEEN SAID THAT----------------- (STATEMENT)II.DON’T WRITE ONLY THE SUMMARY.ANSWER WHAT IS ASKED IN THE QUESTION.
  • 21. FMF ( Fifteen Minutes Funda)CBSE gives you the paper 15minutes in advance .Your 100%ATTEMPT depends upon theutilisation of this time .So, usethese 15 minutes to read out theComprehension passagesbecause you won’t have muchtime to devote to these questionslater on.
  • 22. SOMETHING WILL COME OUT OFSOMETHINGAttempt all the questions. Don’tleave any question untouchedbecause if you have writtensomething it will fetch you somemarks. But, NOTHING WILL COMEOUT OF NOTHING.
  • 23. NO TIME TO WASTEEnglish Paper is lengthy tolook at .So, you don’thave time to waste.Hence it is better to give15 SECONDS more to reada question carefully ratherthan losing 15 MINUTES inwriting the answer which isnot asked for.
  • 24. Long answer typequestions on CHARACTERSKETCH are frequentlyasked from theSupplementary book. Sodo learn some Character sketches.
  • 25. Take along with you somecoloured pens or sketch pensand a scale to attempt thequestion on POSTER-MAKING. Remember----Only The AttractivePosters can fetch you fullmarks.
  • 26. I. DON’T WRITE THE QUESTIONS.II.WRITE ONLY THE ANSWERS.III. DON’T FORGET TO WRITE THE QUESTION No.
  • 27. WRITE THE ANSWERIN THE SAME TENSEIN WHICH THEQUESTION ISASKED.
  • 28. SHORTANSWERTYPEQUESTIONS
  • 29. .Q.1 “The steel canister seems heavier than the plastic bag. How?Q.2 ‘‘Garbage to them IS GOLD” Explain.Q.3 What are the different meanings of garbage?Q.4 “His dream looms like a mirage”Q5. Whose dreams are being referred to here?Q6. Why are they compared to a mirage?
  • 30. Q.5. Mention the hazards of working in the glass bangles Industry.Q.6.Mention two worlds as described by Anees Jung.Q.7.”All we have to fear is fear itself” said Roosevelt .Explain.Q.8.Why did the peddler accept Edla’s invitation?Q.9.Why was Gandhiji not permitted to draw water from the well?
  • 31. Q.10. Why was Gandhiji summoned to appear in court?Q.11.What was the conflict of Gandhiji?Q12. Why did magistrate release Gandhiji?Q.13 Why did Gandhiji say----:” The battle of Champaran is won”?Q.14.Why did Gandhijiagree to the settlement of 25% refund to the peasants?Q15.How did Champaran episode change the plight of the peasants.?
  • 32. Q16.What is the example of national integration that the author refers to?Q17.Who was Subbu?Q.18.Who according to Asokamitran was a communist?Q19. What was MRA?Q20.Whyis the Englishmman’s visit referred to as an unexplained mystery?Q21’Write a note on The god that failed’.Q22.What are Denis Brian’s opinions about interview?
  • 33. Q23.What is the concept of Interstices?Q24.What was the reason behind the success of ‘The Name of the Rose’?Q25.Why has the mother been compared to the ‘late winter’s moon? Q.26. What do the parting words of the poet and her smile signify?Q.27.”The stunted unlucky heir of twisted bones’.Explain.Q.28.What are the features of of a beautiful thing?
  • 34. Q29.What does the line –“Therefore are we wreathing a flowery band to bind us to Earth” suggest to you?Q30.Why is ‘grandeur ‘associated with the ‘mighty dead’?Q.31.” Shakespeare is wicked ,the map a bad example”.How?Q32.Explain: “slag heap”.Q33.What is the “sadness” that the poet refers to in the poem--- Keeping Quiet’?
  • 35. Q.34.What symbol from Nature does the poet invoke to say that there can be life under apparent stillness?Q35.Make a list of things of beauty mentioned in the poem.Q36.what is the importance of ‘Phytoplanktons’?Q37 What does the third level refer to?Q38 What are the other two levels acc.to the books of the railways?
  • 36. Q39.How did Antarctica come into existence?Q40.What was the prediction of the astrologers?Q41.What were M.Hamel’s views about French language?Q42.What was more tempting than the rules of participles?
  • 37. What is the importance ofcorrection slip?What is the moral issue thatthe story Should Wizard Hitmommy ‘raises?There are moments in life…
  • 38. LongAnswerTypeQuestions
  • 39. “As long as they hold fast totheir language it is as if theyhad the key to their prison”Discuss with reference to theLast Lesson.
  • 40. How did Douglas overcomehis fear of water? ORHow did the instructor build aswimmer out of Douglas?
  • 41. “The story ‘TheRattrap’ focuses onhuman lonelinessand the need to bondwith others” Explain.
  • 42. How was ChamparanEpisode a turningpoint in Gandhiji’slife?
  • 43. Write detailed noteon the humorousinstances in thelesson POETS andPANCAKES.
  • 44. What are thedifferent opinionsof the variouspeople aboutInterview?
  • 45. What wasdistinctive aboutEco’s academicstyle of writing?
  • 46. “The modern world isfull of insecurity, fear,war, worry and stress”What are the ways inwhich we attempt toovercome it?
  • 47. “The story ‘The Tiger Kingis a satire on the conceit(willfulness) of those inpower” Discuss withreference to the story youhave read.
  • 48. Do you agree thatbetween crime andpunishment it ismainly a battle ofwits? Give reasons. OR
  • 49. According to SherlockHolmes: “A complex mind,all great criminals havethat ,he is able to con anddeceive them” Discuss withreference to ‘ Evans Tries anO-Level’
  • 50. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF ANDREMEMBER:SELF HELP IS THE BEST HELP.DON’T DEPEND UPONOTHERS.BEST OF PERFORMANCE!