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BSEH Secondary Exam English Sample Question Paper 2019 : Board of School Education Haryana

Organisation : Board of School Education Haryana
Exam : Secondary Exam
Document Type : Sample Question Paper
Subject : English
Year : March 2019
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BSEH Secondary Exam English Sample Question Paper

Donwload Sample question papers of English,Hindi,Math,Sanskrit,Science,Social Science subjects of 10 class are available in the official website.. Other question papers of all other subjects would be continued as per previous session 2017-2018.

Related : Board of School Education Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test Sample Question :

Time allowed : 3 hours
Maximum Marks : 80


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General Instructions :
(i) This question paper is divided into four Sections – A, B, C and D. All questions are compulsory.
(ii) Attempt all the parts of a question together.
(iii) Stick to the word limit wherever prescribed.

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Section – A

Reading Skills :
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :
How does television affect our lives ? It can be very helpful to people who carefully choose the shows that they watch. Television can increase our knowledge of the outside world; there are high quality programs that help us understand many fields of study, science, medicine, arts and so on. Moreover, television benefits veryold people, who can’t often leave the house as well as patients in hospitals.

It also offers non-native speakers the advantage of daily informal language practice. They can increase their vocabulary and practice listening.

The most negative effect of the ‘Boob-tube’ might be people’s addiction to it. People often feel a strange and powerful need to watch television even when they don’t enjoy it. Addiction to a television screen is similar to drug or alcohol addiction. People almost never believe that are are addicted.
Questions : 1 × 5 = 5
(i) How can television increase our knowledge of the outside world ?
(ii) How does it benefit the non-native speakers ?
(iii) How does television have a powerful negative influence on people’s lives ?
(iv) What are the effects of television watching on children ?
(v) How does television causes people to become dissatisfied with their lives ?
Can our workouts be shaped by what out friends do ?
That question is at the heart of an important new study of exercise behavior, one of the first to use so-called big data culled from a large-scale, global social network of workout routines.
The researchers focused on running because so many of the network participants were runners. And what they found suggests that whether and howmuch we exercise can depend to a surprising extent on our responses to other people’s training.

Questions : 1 × 5 = 5
(i) Which workout (exercise) did the researchers study in particular ?
(ii) On what does the quantity of our exercise depend ?
(iii) What should we do to improve our performance in workouts ?
(iv) How does weather affect exercise ?
(v) What did the scientists find when they cross correlated five years of data from global weather stations ?

Section – B

Writing Skills :
2. Attempt any one of the following : 5
(a) Write an application to your principal requesting him to arrange special coaching in the subject of English.
(b) You are Somwati / Sombir. Write a letter to the Deputy commissioner of your district complaining about the insanitary conditions in your slum locality.

3. Attempt any one of the following : 5
(a) Develop a story with the given outlines :
A hare ……………. proud at his speed ……………. laughs at tortoise ……………. agree to run a race ……………. the hare runs fast ……………. sleeps on the way ……………. tortoise moves on slowly ……………. wins ……………. moral.

(b) Telephone is one of the most important means of communication today. But it has also become a nuisance for the same. Write a paragraph on the topic, “Telephone : A Nuisance.”

Section – C

Grammar :
4. Attempt any twelve sentence, choosing two from each sub-part : 1 × 12 = 12
(a) Use the correct form of the verb given in the brackets :
(i) Yash, as well as Raj, ……………. praise. (deserve)
(ii) ……………. you not ……………. your bath as yet ? (take)
(iii) Mother ……………. tea for us when the school bus horned. (Prepare)
(b) Rewrites the following sentences in Indirect Speech :
(i) He said to me, ”May God reward you for your kindness ! ”
(ii) My father said to me, ”Never mix with bad boys.”
(iii) Usha said, ”Father, you are very kind to me.”
(c) Fill in the blanks by choosing the correct modals from the given options :
(i) ……………. that I were rich !
(ii) We ……………. obey the laws of our country. (Shall/Will/Need/Must)
(iii) He ran fast so that he ……………. catch the bus. (Can/Could/May/Might)

(d) Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles, Wherever necessary choosing from the given options :
(i) Vikramaditya was ……………. wisest king of India. (a/an/the/no article)
(ii) ……………. Everest is the highest peak in the world. (a/an/the/no article)
(iii) They are much of ……………. age. (a/an/the/no article)

(e) Put the verbs in brackets/options into correct form of Gerud or Infinitive :
(i) Please let me ……………. (go) now. (go/to go/going/gone)
(ii) This question is difficult …………….. (do)
(iii) I am busy ……………. (do) my homework.

(f) Punctuate the following sentences, using proper punctuation marks wherever necessary :
(i) my sister is an m a b ed .
(ii) kashmir the switzerland of india is very beautiful.
(iii) he lost money reputation and friends.

Section – D

A : Prose Text) First Flight
5. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow. Do any two passages :
(a) His parents and his brothers and sister had landed on this green flooring ahead of him. They were beckoning to him. calling shrilly. He dropped his legsto stand on the green sea. His legs sank into it. He screamed with fright and attempted to rise again flapping his wings.

Questions : 1 × 5 = 5
(i) Name the writer of these lines.
(ii) Name the chapter of these lines.
(iii) What does the phrase, ‘green flooring’ refer to ?
(iv) How did the whole family praise and reward the success of the seagull’s flight ?
(v) Find out a word from the passage which means the same as ‘Pieces’.

(b) MIDWAY between Mysore and the coastal town of Mangalore sits a piece of heaven that must have drifted from the kingdom of god. This land of rolling hills is inhabited by a proud reace of martial men. beautiful women and wild creatures.
Questions : 1 × 5 = 5
(i) Who is the writer of these lines ?
(ii) Name the chapter of these lines.
(iii) What is referred to as a piece of heaven ?
(iv) Why do many tourists not visit it during monsoons ?
(v) Find out a word from the passgae similar in meaning to ‘beginning’.

(c) Of those who, overcome by death, depart from life, a father cannot save his son, nor kinsmen their relations. Mark ! While relatives are looking on and lamenting deeply, one by one mortals are carried off, like an ox that is led tothe slaughter. So the world is afflicted with death and decay, therefore the wise do not grieve, knowing the terms of the world.

Questions : 1 × 5 = 5
(i) Who is the writer of these lines ?
(ii) Name the chapter of these lines.
(iii) Why did the Buddha give this sermon to Kisa Gotami ?
(iv) What is the fate of mortals in the world ?
(v) Find out a word from the passage which means the same as “the killing of animals for their meat.”

6. Answer in about 100 words : 5
What sort of qualities do you find in Anne Frank ? Explain .
What did valli find out about the bus journey ? How did she find out these details ?

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