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Showing posts with label ICSE 2016 English Paper 1 Grammar and Composition Sample Paper 21122015. Show all posts
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Monday, 21 December 2015

ICSE 2016 English Paper 1 Grammar and Composition Sample Paper 21122015

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.

Question 1
Write a composition of about 350 words on any one of the following.            [25]
(Do not spend more than 35 minutes on this question)                                                    
a)      A feared criminal was caught on a bus in which you were travelling. Give a description of the incident and what happened afterwards.
b)     You have recently won a cash prize Rs. 5000/- in a competition. Give a write up on the competition, the hard work you have done to excel in the competition, and what you did with the prize.
c)     School life plays a prominent role in the shaping the personality and character of a student. Discuss.
d)     Write a short story based on the theme: the ill-effects of rumour.
e)     Study the picture given below. Write a story or a description or an account of what it suggests to you. Your composition may be about the subject of the picture or 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:                                                                                         [10]
a)     Write a letter to your uncle describing your visit to a place of historical importance.
b)     Write a letter to the Employment Officer of your city asking for information about the career of your choice. You should include all the relevant details about yourself which will help the officer to advise you.
Question 3
Read the following passage and answer the questions a, b, c and d that follow:
I have heard about the three Indian mystics. Nobody knows their names. They were known only as the “Three Laughing Saints”, because they never did anything else; they simply laughed. They moved from one town to another, laughing. They would stand in the market place and have a good belly laugh. The whole market-place would surround them. All the people would come, shops would close and customers would forget for what they had come. These three people were really beautiful-laughing and their bellies waving. And then it would become an infection and others would start laughing. Then the whole market-place would laugh.