HIGHER SECONDARY EDUCATION BOARD
Compulsory English – Class 11
Examination – 2072 (2015)
Regular Students | Subject Code: 002 ‘C’
Time – 3 hrs
F.M. – 100
P.M. – 35
Attempt all the questions.
1. a. Put the following words in alphabetical order: 
eerie, edit, effect, edify, eel, edgy
b. In which quarter of the dictionary will you find the following words: 
count, work, mother, language
2. a. Rewrite these sentences choosing the correct words from the brackets. 
i. Does anyone need the Chairman’s (advice/advise) ?
ii. Ram didn’t …………… (respond/ response) me.
iii. His death had a terrible …………….. (affect/effect) on her.
b. Put the following words into the correct order to make suitable sentences: 
i. a| two | the | gun | had | each | soldiers
ii. side | you | neither | take | should
3. Write a dialogue between two friends who have recently visited a National Park. 
4. Answer any two of the following questions: [2 X 10 = 20]
a. Rewrite the story of “The Lost Doll” in your own words.
b. Summarize the poem “On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness”.
c. Discuss “The Three Day Blow” as a dramatic story.
5. Answer any three of the following questions: [3 X 5 = 15]
a. What do you think is the reason some people have recurring dreams? (Recurring Dream)
b. Summarize the poem “The Poplar Field” in a paragraph.
c. Draw the character sketch of Supriya. (Malini)
d. How do you know who the gardener rally is? (The Gardener)
6. Read the following passage and answer the questions below: [5 X 2 = 10]
A motorist saw two men walking along a lonely country road. They were carrying heavy bags, so he at once informed the police. That morning the police had broadcast a message on the radio asking for information which might lead to the arrest of two thieves who had stopped a train and stolen mail-bags containing a lot of money. The police arrived on the scene soon. The questioned both men but neither of them could speak English. The men tried hard to resist arrest and kept shouting loudly at the police all the way to the station. When they arrived there, both men refused to say anything and simply pointed at their bags. The police opened them at once and then realized that they had made a terrible mistake. The men were French onion-sellers and their bags were full of onions! Apologizing for their mistake, the police set the men free immediately.
a. Whom did the police want to catch?
b. Who was the motorist suspicious of?
c. What were the men carrying?
d. Who were they?
e. What mistake had the police made and what did they do afterwards?
7. Answer any two of the following: [2 X 10 = 20]
(Don’t mention your name, school’s name and address; write ABC in the place of your name and address)
a. Write a letter to a local newspaper suggesting a solution to the problem of drinking water in your own area.
b. Write a description about your visit to a historical place.
c. Write a job application for the post of a teacher at a school. Mention your educational qualification, experience and relevant training.
8. Change the following nouns into adjectives: 
Religion, strength, patience, hunger, noun
9. Join the following pairs of sentences using ‘too’ as shown in the example. 
Example: He can’t run, He is very weak.
He is too weak to run.
a. She arrived late. She could not get a bus.
b. Don’t get married yet. You are too young.
c. Don’t eat that cake. That is stale.
d. She talks very fast. I can’t understand her.
e. Don’t sit on the ground. It’s muddy.
10. Write a similar conversation as in the example: 
A: Would you mind not switching on your radio? I’m reading.
B: Oh, I’m sorry I didn’t know that.
a. Make | a noise
b. Speak | English
c. Sing | songs
d. Shut | the door
e. Phone | this week
11. Explain what the following people do: 
a. A night watchman
b. A mechanic
c. A plumber
d. A receptionist
e. A secretary