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Showing posts with label ICSE English March 2010 Examinations English Paper Pre FInal II. Show all posts
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Tuesday, 2 March 2010

ICSE English March 2010 Examinations English Paper Pre FInal II

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
(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.       Would you choose to travel by bus or by train for a long overnight journey? Give reasons for your choice.
b.      What are the most sought after College Courses today? Why are they so?
c.       Imagine that a rich uncle gave you thousand rupees and the freedom to spend it on any three things of your choice. What would you spend it on? Give your reasons.
d.      Write a short story with the theme The hand that rocks the cradle, rocks the world.
e.       Study the cartoon below and write a story taking suggestions from it. There should be a clear connection between the cartoon and the story.
Question 2 
Select any one of the following                                                                                                  
Write a letter in about 150 words. Make sure your letter has the correct format and details. Select one of the following. (Do not spend more than 20 minutes on this question)                             [10]
1)      Write a letter to your mother/father/guardian telling that you have forgotten to bring the computer application text to the vacation classes and requesting to bring the book, which you have left at home earliest.
2)      Write a letter to a manager of mobile work shop complaining about unsatisfactory repairs carried out on your car and asking him to rectify the same.