Today we are going to tell you about General English Test Paper-1 in 2018-19.
HALF YEARLY EXAMINATION 2018-19
Time : 3 Hours TEST PAPER – 1 MM : 100
Instruction : –
All questions are compulsory.
Marks allotted to the question are written in the right hand margin.
Read the instruction carefully and do carefully.
- General English Test Paper CLASS -12
Q.1 Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below : (12)
Success in life depends largely on good health. Keep your body fit by cleanliness and fresh air, regular habits and suitable recreations. Make yourself strong to play games and do it in every sense of the word. Avoid any thing that will sap your strength. Smoking in your youth wounds the body and clouds the brain. Be temperate in all things and beware of drink.. it is deadly enemy of health and efficiency.
Above all remember that your character Is a priceless possession. Therefore, keep it untarnished. Be truthful in all things, considerate to who are weak and suffering and do not be afraid to have the courage to stand up for what is good, pure and noble. Avoid gambling in every from. It is a mean game, trying to get something for nothing and at other expenses. Make provision for hard times. In your leisure hours, avoid more idling. Fill such hours with interesting hobbies good books and with comparisionships and associations calculated to exercise on you an influence for good .To the large extent you will be known by the company you keep.
(A) The thing which destroys our body-
1.water 2.Smoking 3. Hobby 4.Exercise
(B) What is our priceless possession –
1.Gambling 2.Company 3.Health 4 .Character
(C) We should keep this thing for hard times –
1.Drink 2. Truth 3.Provision 4. Health
(D) What thing should we avoid –
- Success 2.Strength 3. Idling 4. Truth
(E) Which game is mean –
- Chess 2. Football 3.Gambling 4. Cricket
(F) the word in the passage similar in meaning to ‘entertainment’-
1.Truth 2.Provision 3.Recreation 4.Cleanliness
(G)The synonym for ‘valuable’ from the passage –
1.Interesting 2.Calculated 3.Priceless 4.Deadly
(H) The word in the passage similar in meaning to ‘be cautions’ –
- Extent 2. Sap 3. Beware 4.Keep
(I)How can you keep your body fit?
(J) What are the good qualities of character?
Q.2.Read the Following passage carefully and answer the questions given below (8)
Trees give shade for the benefit of other and while they themselves stand in the sun and endure scorching heat , they produce the fruit by which others profit.the character of good men like that of trees. What is the use of this perishable body if no use is made of it for the benefit of mankind? Sandalwood , the more it is rubbed, the more scent does it yield .Sugarcane ,the more it is peeled and cut into pieces. The more juice does it produce. The men who are noble at heart do not lose their qualities even in losing their life.what matters is whether men praise them or note .what difference does it make whether they die at this moment or whether their lives are prolonged ? happen what may those who tread in the right path will not set food in any other .life itself is unprofitable to a man who does not live for others. To live for the mere sake of living one’s life is to live the life of dogs and crows. Those who lay down their lives for the sake of others will assuredly dwell forever in a world of bless.
Question : 1.Read the above passage carefully ,give title and make notes on it. 2. Make a summary of the passage.
Q,3 Imagine yourself to be the Export Manager of Deepali Overseas Ltd, Mumbai. You need charted accountants for Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore offices .write an advertisement for a national daily offering an initial salary of Rs.20,000/-per month with free accommodation . complete the advertisement in 50 words. (5) OR
you are the head boy/girl of your school . Draft a notice in not more than 50 words for house captains and vice captains to attend a meeting presided over by the principal to prepare a plan for the annual function.
Q.4. write a short note on “ Importance of developing Reading habit “ with the help of the words given below. (6)
1.Field of knowledge expanding fast.2.Reading at school limited to subjects offered.3. Extra reading necessary for rounded personality.4. Creation of generation gap , 5. Continuous reading necessary to keep up –dated.6.Reading make a full man. OR
. Last Sunday you went to the hospital to see a relative who was admitted there . using the following inputs your visit –
Registration counter, people in front of doctor’s room , surgical ward,nurses attending , medical ward,patients lying on their beds.
Q.5. Write a letter to the District Health officer drawing his attention to the insanitary conditions prevailing in your locality. (6) OR
Write a letter to your friend and advising him to study English ,Maths,general knowledge and reasoning for competitive examination.
Q.6 Write a letter to the collector of your district about the lack of facilities and malfunctioning of the government hospital of your area. (6) OR
write a letter of complaint against the postman of your area.
Q.7 Write an essay on any one of the following topics in about 200-250 words. (7)
(i) cricket Match
(ii) Power of Press
(iii) Population Problems
Q.8 Read the following extract and answer the questions given below it : (3)
(a)To those nearest me,
My family,my friends ,my co-workers
Help me to be aware that
No matter what words I hear
The message is
Accept the person I am listen to me.
1.Find the word similar in meaning to the word ‘hear’.
- what is the meaning of word co-worker?
- Give antonym of ‘ aware’ ?
(b) But what am I?, (3)
only a captive ,
chained to the earth ,
In silence I grow old,
In silence I wither and die.
Question : 1. Who is ‘I’ in these lines ?
- River. 2. Forest 3. Sky 4. Earth.
2.From these lines the opposite of the word ‘free’ is –
1.captive 2.old 3.silent 4. Withered
- write the name of the poet .
Q.9. Answer any two of the following questions.(25-30 words each) (2×2=4)
(1) what is the overall mood of the poem?
(2) what makes the poet think that man is god’s greatest creation?
(3) How can one reach the temple?
(4) . what kind of life does the poet find in the woods?
Q.10. Answer any Seven of following questions. (In about 30 words each) (7×2=14)
(1) what was Mini doing in the balcony?
(2) What is the best way to disarm hostility?
(3) How can we free up time?
(4) who was Swami Arvasu ?
(6) what is a blood –brain barrier? how does it work ?
(7) who were the first visitors to the farm ?
(8) Why did Ghasi curse Masterji?
(9) Why did Ghasi resort to call the Sun God as his witness?
Q.11 Answer any one of the following questions (50-75 Words) (4)
(1) Describe the duck’s farewell.
(2) . Describe the structure of the brain
Q.12 Answer any four of the following questions (30-50 Words each) (8)
(1) which is the world’s highest water fall and where is it. ?
(2) How is this water fall compared to ‘Niagara fall’?
(3) what are the distilled books like?
(4) what did wooden always focus on?
(5) What do you understand by “what goes around comes around?”
Q.13 Answer any one of the following questions (50-75 Words) (4)
(a) Write the central idea of the poem ‘Beauty’.
(b) write the central idea of the poem ‘Risks’
Q.14 Fill in the blanks with appropriate words rewrite the sentences: (5)
(i) The school ……..remain closed. ( will,would, shall)
(ii) The train left half …………..hour ago (an, a , the)
(iii) The bus ………….come late. (may, might , should)
(iv) He has been living here……………..1982 (since , for , from)
(v) I prefer coffee……………………..tea. (then , for, to)
Q.15- Do as directed (Any 5) : (5)
(i)We are collecting stamps. (Change the Voice)
(ii)do you have a black shirt? (Change into negative)
(iii)I they do not work properly , they will be punished .
( Rewrite using ‘unless’ in place of ‘If’)
(iv)I did it (make negative)
(v)(a) He was weak.
(b) he could not walk. ( using so……….. that)
(vi)We will leave as soon as the taxi arrives:
(Rewrite using ‘No sooner ………than’)
(vii)His friend was not allowed to see him. His brother was not allowed to see him. (Combine using ‘Neither ……………Nor’)
General English Test Paper