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ICSE Prelims 2016 : English Paper 1 (English Language) (Activity High School, Mumbai)

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Manav Mehta
Pawar Public School (PPS), Kandivali, Mumbai
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1 ACTIVITY HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH LANGUAGE GRADE X Question 1 Write a composition in (350-400 words) on any one of the following: a) Most of the ancient monuments are losing their cultural heritage and are converted into commercial activity spots. Throw light on this statement with authentic examples around you. b) Write a short story to explain the proverb Adversity is the best teacher . c) Money causes more harm than good . Express your view either for or against this statement. d) People play a very important role in our lives. Describe in vivid detail, any one person and show how he/she has been a very special influence in your life. e) Study the picture given below. Write a story or a description or an account of what the picture suggests to you. Your composition may be about the subject of the picture or you may take suggestions from it, However, there must be a clear connection between the picture and your composition. Question 2 Select any one of the following: a) Write a letter to the Chief Minister of your State drawing his attention to the urgent need for a Government hospital in your district. OR b) A friend of yours has been out of station for a month and there was an important event/function held in the school while he/she was away. Write him/her a letter describing the event/function and your role in it, and why your friend was missed. Question 3 Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow. I rested for a moment at the door of Anand Bhavan, on Market Road, where coffee drinkers and tiffin eaters at their tables sat transfixed uttering low moans on seeing me. I wanted to assure them, Don t fear, I am not out to trouble you. Eat your Tiffin in peace, don t mind me You, nearest to me, hugging the cash box, you are craven with fear, afraid even to breathe. Go on, count the cash, if that s your pleasure. I just want to watch, that s all If my tail trails down to the street, if I am blocking your threshold; it is because, I m told, I m eleven feet tip to tail. I can t help pt. I m not out to kill I m too full found a green pasture teeming with food on the way. Won t need any for several days to come, won t stir, not until I feel hungry, unlike human beings who slaughter one another without purpose or hunger To the great delight of children, schools were being hurriedly closed. Children of all ages and size were running helter skelter screaming joyously. No school, no school. Tiger, tiger! They were shouting and; laughing and even enjoyed being scared. They seemed to welcome me. I felt like joining them, and bounded away from the restaurant door and trotted along with them, at which they gleefully cried, The tiger is coming to eat us; let us get back to school!

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