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Showing posts with label ICSE 2013 Pre-final Examination English 1. Show all posts
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Saturday, 23 February 2013

ICSE 2013 Pre-final Examination English 1

English Paper I
(Two hours)
Answer to this Paper must be written on the paper provided separately.
You will not be allowed to write during the first 15 minutes.
This time is to be spent in reading the question paper.
The time given at the head of this Paper is the time allowed for writing the answers.
Attempt all four questions
The intended marks for the questions or parts of questions are given in bracket [ ].
You are advised to spend not more than 35 minutes in answering Question 1
and 20 minutes in answering Question 2[Gm1] 
Question 1
(Do not spend more than 35 minutes on this question)                                                        
Write a composition of [350-400 words] on any ONE of the following:                                                 [25]
a.      Recently you have visited a Village Fair. Describe the scenes that caught your attention and your feelings and emotions during the visit.
b.     The popularity of the newspapers has not diminished despite the advent of television and internet. Discuss.
c.      Examinations cannot assess the true calibre of a student. They are not important in the present scenario. Argue for or against the statement.
d.     Write a short story in which an orphan, a camera and a famous dacoit are the main characters.
e.      Study the picture below and write a composition taking suggestions from it. There should be a clear connection between the picture and your composition.


Question 2

Select any one of the following                                                                                                 
Select one of the following. (Do not spend more than 20 minutes on this question)                                   [10]
a)     One of your friends had a narrow escape from a road accident. Write a letter to him/her expressing your shock and concern and wishing the friend a speedy recovery from the injuries.                                                                                                                            
b)     You are the secretary of the Sports club of your school. Your class teacher has planned to take you to an important Sports and games event in the city by bus.  Write a letter to the Manager of a Tourist Service Agency requesting him to provide a bus for the purpose. Give all the relevant details and also enquire about the procedure you have to follow for the purpose.