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Compulsory English | Grade XI | Question Paper 2074 [2017] | NEB

Compulsory English – Grade XI
Examination – 2074 (2017)
Regular Students | Subject Code: 002 ‘A’
Time – 3 hrs
Full Marks – 100
Pass Marks –  35

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Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words as far as practicable. The figures in the margin indicate full marks.

Attempt all the questions.


a. Rewrite the following sentences, choosing the correct word from the pair given in brackets. [3]
i. We prefer (lose/loose) clothes in summer season.
ii. When does the new law come into (effect/affect).
iii. Human beings should be guided by their moral (principal/principle).
iv. It is good to keep record in (diary/dairy) for our future remembrance.
v. What did the doctor (advise/advice) you when you visited him last time?
vi. Let’s all live in (peace/piece) and harmony.

b. Put the following words in correct order to make meaningful sentences. [2]
i. feathers/birds/same/of/together/flock.
ii. nine/half/by/past/ready/the/was/lunch.


a. Rewrite the following sentences using the verbs in brackets in correct tense. [3]
i. We (get) up at 5:30 this morning.
ii. Time and tide (wait) for none.
iii. When does the new law (come) into effect.
iv. We (have) our meal at college together when we were at hostel.
v. Slow and steady (win) the race.
vi. Look! the children (run) on the oval ground.

b. Write the present participle and past participle forms of the following verbs. [2]
i. dig    ii. put    iii.make     iv. read

3. Compose a dialogue between two friends discussing about the preparation of their examinations. [5]

4. Answer any two of the following questions. [2×10=20]
a. Assuming yourself as Armando Gonzalez, retell the story “Fear” in about 200 words.
b. Is unchopping the a tree possible? What instructions does the writer give to unchop a tree? What does the essay suggest against deforestation? (Unchopping a Tree)
c. Who do you think the gardener really is? Give some details to support your answer. (The Gardner)

5. Answer any three of the following questions. [3×5=15]
a. How do migraines differ from ordinary headaches? What are their features? And what do people think about migraines? [In Bed]
b. Why does Supriya betray Kemankar? Does Supriya want to accept any reward from the king? [Malini]
c. What are the different things Nick and Bill talk about, taking the warmth of the fire and drinking? [The Three Day Blow]
d. Interpret the poem “Keeping Things Whole” in a paragraph.

6. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow: [5×2=10]
Research shows that the children who have a parent who smokes are more likely to smoke and to be heavier smokes at young ages. When parents quit smoking, their children become less likely to start smoking and more likely to quit if they have already started smoking.

If you smoke, share your struggles to quit with your children. Kids greatly underestimate how difficult it is to quit smoking. Showing how hard it is to quit (and making sure quitting doesn’t look easy) can help eliminate this misperception. Continuing to try to quit, despite the difficulties, also sends a strong anti-smoking message.

A smoke free home makes children less likely to smoke, even if their parents smoke. By not allowing anyone to smoke in their homes, parents not only make smoking less convenient for their kids but also make a powerful statement that they believe smoking is undesirable. Parental attitudes, opinions, and feelings about their kids’ smoking status greatly influence whether or not kids will smoke, even when the parents smoke.

a. What are the circumstances in which children are less likely to start smoking?
b. What do the kids normally underestimate?
c. What does a smoke-free home help children?
d. What message does a smoke free home give the kids?
e. Summarise the passage in a sentence or two.

7. Answer any two of the following questions. [2×10=20]
a. Describe a big public event that you attended as an important person. Explain what it was like and what made the event memorable.
b. Write an article on “good and bad effect of watching TV frequently, especially for the children and college goers”.
c. You are a student. Write a letter to your parents describing your study in new accommodation. (Write XYZ in place of address and signature)

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8. Express the ideas below with ‘if‘ as in the example. [5]

He was driving so fast-he skidded.
If he had been driving slowly, he would not have skidded.

a. She didn’t hear the knock on the door – she was listening to the radio.
b. They were not in the mosque-they weren’t killed in the explosion.
c. He was walking on the seashore when he found a gold ring.
d. She couldn’t go on holiday – she had examination of her third term.
e. He wasn’t talking very loudly – I couldn’t understand him.

9. Change the following sentences using either having or being, whichever is correct. [5]
a. I like my boss sending me to different parts of the country.
b. I love people serving me tasty food.
c. I adore people encouraging me all the time.
d. I admire people helping me with my study.
e. I appreciate people serving me tea on bed.

10. Read the example and write two sentences, as in the example, using a) too + adjective b) (not) +adjective + enough. Use for where necessary. [5]

The road is narrow. You can’t drive along it.
i) The road is too narrow to drive along.
ii) The road is not wide enough to drive along.

a. The room is small. We can’t live here.
b. The bed is uncomfortable. We can’t sleep in it.
c. Don’t drive fast. The road is not smooth.
d. Don’t eat that bread. It is stale.
e. Your sweater is thin. You can’t wear it in winter.

11. Change the following sentences into passive. [5]
a. Someone is following us.
b. The bike is overtaking us.
c. A man is feeding the tiger.
d. Nobody is using the bike today.
e. Some children are pulling the rope.

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