English sample / Model paper for class 10 Set 17- 2020

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English sample / Model paper for class 10 Set 17- 2020

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ENGLISH- Language and Literature (code 184)


Time allowed: 3 Hrs                                                     Maximum Marks : 80

General Instructions:

1.This Paper is divided into three sections. All questions are compulosry.
2. Separate instructions are given with each section and question, wherever necessary. Read these instructions very carefully and follow them.
3. Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the questions.

                                              Section: A                                         20 Marks

Read the passage carefully.  (12)


If you think that image has nothing to do with reality, you are wrong. The Wright brothers wanted to fly, and people considered them lunatics. Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison and Bill Gates were considered as daydreamers when actually, they were visualising and imagining their vision.

Whatever they were imagining years ago is now a solid reality. Imagination has much to do with reality. It shapes the way we see our reality, and therefore, affects our expectations and hopes, our actions and behaviour. Imagination is like a software that programs our behaviour, expectations and actions. This means that we have to be very careful with what we imagine since what we see in our mind’s eye can become our reality,

If we imagine bad things, we program our mind accordingly, and sooner or later see, act and behave accordingly, and create what we imagined. This also works the other way. Imagine good things, and this will affect your actions and behaviour, which consequently would create in your life what you imagined in your mind. Your reality mirrors what goes on in your mind.

If you imagine yourself weak and poor, you will enact this part in your life, but if you imagine yourself powerful and rich, you will eventually become so. Everything starts in the mind. A business starts as a thought and a mental image. You first imagine yourself possessing a certain kind of car, and then you do something to get it.

If you wish to lose weight, you start by imagining yourself slim and well-shaped. If this thought is clear and focused, and you allow no doubt, you will sooner or later find the ideas, the information, and the energy to do something about it. If you imagine yourself as an athlete, a teacher or an actor, and repeat this thought in your mind, day after day, this thought will drive you into action, and eventually would turn into reality. This is exactly how successful people become prosperous.

Four reasons, why your imagination is creating the events in your life

When you imagine a certain thing, day after day, gradually, you start thinking about it most of the time. This will drive you instinctively to search for information about it,

Using your imagination to build a mental picture of what you want tells your subconscious mind that you really want it. Consequently, the subconscious mind will supply you the energy to do something about it.

Your thoughts create a mental image of the object, situation or people you are thinking about, and in subtle ways, affect you and your environment.

You, through your imagination, are shaping your life’s events. If you tend to worry, think negatively and expect failure, you are using your imagination in a negative manner. And vice versa. If you imagine and envision progress, promotion and successful results, you will attract opportunities and take action.

Remez Sasson is the author of Strengthen Your Willpower and Self Discipline

Read the given questions and write the answer in about 30-40 words. (2*4=8)

(a) How are imagination and reality connected?

(b) How has the writer compared imagination with?

(c) How do negative things happen?

(d) According to the writer, how does the process of losing weight start?

Choose the word which is closest in meaning to the words given below. (1*4=4)

(a) vision

(i) what one sees                                             (ii) the sense of sight

(iii) dreams                                                       (iv) blinding

(b) instinctively

(i) naturally                                                         (ii) secondly

(iii) firstly                                                             (iv) suddenly

(c) subtle

 (i) cunning                                                           (ii) fine and delicate in meaning

(iii) harsh                                                              (iv) noisy

(d) tend

(i) result in                                                          (ii) serve

(iii) nurture                                                         (iv) have a tendency to

Read the passage carefully.  (8)


As the dreaded examinations crawl to a halt, students look forward to the much awaited “creative outlets”, the summer camps to let off steam and spend their holidays. A summer camp is conducted over a short period of four to five weeks involving interesting and fun-filled activities. The colourful spectrum of summer camps provides a wide variety of activities which include artistic skills such as painting, origami, art, music, craft and also spoken English, cookery and computer courses. Not only this, the summer camps keep the child “fit as a fiddle” by imparting lessons in yoga, cricket, tennis and swimming.

With changing, times and trends parents have become productivity oriented. They want their children to learn through productive play unlike in the past when play just played. Today, the parents want to tap the potential of their children to the fullest. To achieve this aim, the summer camps afford an ideal opening for children to develop their hobbies and talents. The importance of creative play is often underestimated whereas the fact is that art and craft projects can excite even a young child’s imagination and promote a sense of great achievement. The little things that children make and take home give them a sense of achievement and pride when they show them to their parents.

Summer camps develop a child’s confidence and his ideas. They also encourage children to do things on their own. The camps are beneficial for hyperactive and aggressive children as they help channel their energies fruitfully by drawing out the best in them. They also promote mutual understanding not only among teachers and children but also bring about an interaction between the taught. This provides a good experience for a better future—a future of confidence.

On the basis of your reading of the passage answer, the following questions (1*8=8)

(a) What are the main activities in summer camps?

(b) How do summer camps keep the children healthy?

 (c) Nowadays what is the concept of parents about the play?

(d) “To achieve this aim” (line 10). What aim is the writer referring to here?

(e) “They also promote mutual understanding.” ‘They’ refers to

(f) Summer camps are particularly helpful for problem children who are ……

(g)Complete the list of qualities which summer camps help to develop in children :

 confidence, creativity, talents

(h) What is the writer’s opinion about the summer camps?

Section: B                                                   30 Marks

Q.3 Write a letter to the Postmaster complaining against the irregular delivery and the rude behaviour of the postman of your locality.(8)


Using the hints given below, write an article in about 100-120 words for your school magazine on the topic “Girls: An Asset and not a Burden”.

[Hints: Important part of society – homemaker, balancing dual role equal participation in social life – capable of being teachers, officers, doctors, engineers, ministers etc.]

Q.4 Once a lion and a goat lived in a forest. They lived like friends. Both of them used to take care of each other. Once________________ (10)

Q.5. Complete the paragraph given below by filling in the blanks choosing the correct option from those that follow. (4)

I was going to Haridwar. On (a) _____way I met (b) _____ European. He was the disciple of (c) _____ Indian religious Guru who had been living in (d) _____ hermitage near the Ganga for the last five years.

(a) (i) the             (ii) a                  (iii) an                (iv)some

(b) (i) an              (ii) a                  (iii) few              (iv)some

(c) (i) a                 (ii) an                (iii) the              (iv)every

(d) (i) the             (ii) a                  (iii) some           (iv)every            

Q.6. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correct in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. (1*4= 4)

                                                                                    Incorrect          Correct 

You would use your cell phone on the campurs      e.g.,       would               could

but it shall be switched off during the training       (a)          _______            _________

sessions. Before you join you are requiring            (b)          _______            _________

to have the medical check-up. You are                   (c)           _______            _________

 expected to comply to all the rules.                       (d)          _______            _________

Q.7 Rearrange the given words and phrases to form meaningful sentences. Write the correct sentences. (4)

  1. great reservoirs/were considered/India’s ancient universities/of knowledge
  2. is a legacy/the present/of the British/educational system
  3. educational/they/traditions/have/great/also
  4. are/impossible/ostriches/so/big/it/that/is/them/for/to/fly

Section : C                                                  30 Marks

Q.8 Read the extract given below and answers the questions that follow. (1*4=4)

“Tea was first drunk in China,” Rajvir added, “as far back as 2700 B.C.! In fact words such as tea, chai and chini are from Chinese. Tea came to Europe only in the sixteenth century and was drunk more as medicine than a beverage”. The train clattered their luggage and pushed their way to the crowded platform. Pranjol’s parents were waiting for them.

(a) In which country was tea drunk first?

(b) From which language were the words, ‘char and ‘chin? adopted in Hindi?

(c) Where was tea drunk first?

(d) Which words are from Chinese?


Some of the larger and more self-confident ones even beat me up. I hated this unpleasant work and the side of city life it revealed to me.

(a) Who was the speaker here?

 (b) What was the unpleasant work he is talking about?

(c) Why did he hate the work?

(d) What job did the narrator get after graduation?

Q.9 Answer any five of the following question in 30 to 40 words each. (2*5=10)

1.Why was Tricky sent to the hospital?

2. Describe Had Singh, the young and successful thief.

3. Who was in Ausable’s room? What was in his hand?

4. How have humans dropped those `tokens’ which are plainly in the `possession’ of animals?

5. Why did Maxwell put the otter back in the box? How do you think he felt when he did this?

6. What was so strange about the furniture of Mrs Hall?

 Q10.    Do you think that Valli enjoyed her first ride on a bus? Give examples in support of your answer. (8)


What landscape did Rajvir notice while sitting in the train?

Q11. How did Griffin become a homeless wanderer, without clothes and without money? What did he do in revenge and what was the result? (8)


Give a character-sketch of the narrator or the lawyer of the story, ‘The Hack Driver’?

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