English sample / Model paper for class 10 Set 18- 2020

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English sample / Model paper for class 10 Set 18- 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 compulsory.
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)


When you are making a presentation, your posture can affect the quality of your voice. The way you stand, the position of your head, neck and feet and shoulders and so on are important. Check that your feet are parallel and apart and your weight is slightly forward on your feet. Make sure that your knees are relaxed. If you are tense, your back will suffer. Pay special attention to your head. Look straight out and don’t push your neck out or to drop on to your chest. I had a man come to see me once as he was constantly losing his voice. it was all due to his habit of sticking his neck forward which was putting pressure on his throat. He sounded quite squeaky when he spoke. What he should have been doing is keeping his ears in line with his shoulders. Your head should feel as though it is floating on top of your body! So watch.

Now most of us feel nervous before we speak in public. You will feel better if you spend some time dealing with this tension. It is good to try and think about what is it that is making you feel this way. That way you can have some control over it. Next, try to locate the area of tension in your body Often it’s your neck or shoulders. Then concentrate on massaging these parts and consciously trying to relax them. Believe me, it works!

To maximize your performance make sure you are well prepared. Look over your notes. practice what you want to say, preferably out loud. and then, perhaps most important of all, try to feel you really want to share your subject with your audience. If you feel and share your enthusiasm with them, you’re more than half-way there

Remember that how people feel about you and what you are saying to them will depend on your body language There are three main behaviour types passive, aggressive and assertive You can use any of these types. although I think the assertive posture is one that suits most occasions best

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

(a) What are the points one needs to keep in mind while making a presentation’

(b) Who came to see the writer and what was his problem?

(c) How can one overcome nervousness while speaking in public?

 (d) How can a presenter win over the audience’

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

 (a) Sticking

(i) to put together                                     (ii) to put forward

(iii) to break into                                      (iv) to slip out

(b) locate

(i) to find out                                             (ii) to search

(iii) to exactly pinpoint the spot         (iv) to look for

(c) maximize

(i) to get the best                                     (ii) to increase

(iii) to make bigger                                (iv) to reduce

(d) enthusiasm

(i) sadness                                                (ii) happiness

(iii) fear                                                    (iv) excitement

Read the passage carefully.  (8)

Mt. Everest

1  Mt. Everest has continued to attract ever since June 8, 1924, when two members of a British expedjt0 George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, had first attempted to climb the summit. The two men were last spotted “going strong” for the top, until the clouds perpetually swirling around Everest, engulfed them. They then vanished.

2 Mallory’s body was not found for another 75 years, in May 1999. Ten more expeditions were to follow before the historic climb of Everest for the first time, by Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand beekeeper, and Tenzing Norgay, an acclaimed Sherpa climber. The news of the climb reached England at the time of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth U and Hilary became famous overnight, in all of the British Empire. Tenzing, on the other hand, became a symbol of national pride across both Nepal and India.

3 Today, Mt Everest is drawing attention for all the negative reasons. The entire route that the climbers follow to reach the top is littered with rubbish and in sore need of cleaning up. The rubbish strewn all over the mountain includes oxygen cylinders, human waste, and even climbers’ bodies which do not decompose in the extreme cold.

4 Under the new regulations passed by the Nepalese government, climbers scaling Everest will have to bring back eight kilograms of garbage. This amounts exclusive of the climbers own garbage weight. This measure is taken to restore the pristine nature of the peak.

5 The rule will be applicable to those climbers of Mt Everest who will ascend beyond Everest’s base camp, from April onwards. Climbers who fail to comply with this new rule are likely to be charged and legal action would be taken against them. The action would involve the paying of a fine, or another penalty.

6 Expeditions returning back to the base will have to submit their trash at an office to be set up in the precincts of the Everest Base Camp.

Answer the following questions briefly. (1*8=8)

(a) When was the first attempt to scale Mt Everest made and by whom?

(b) What was the outcome of the first expedition?

(c) What was the climbing record before the first successful attempt?

(d) Who were the first successful climbers of Everest?

(e) Why is Everest drawing attention today?

(f) What is the nature of the waste littering the mountainside?

(g) What is the nature of the new regulation?

(h) How were the first climbers of Everest rewarded?

Section: B                                                   30 Marks

Q.3 You are S. Raju/Ratna, Principal, M.S. Shukla Sr. Secondary School, Jabalpur. Write a letter to the Sales Manager of Geeta Publishers, Jabalpur enquiring about the undue delay in the delivery of books for your school library for which you placed an order three months ago. Also send a warning that you may cancel the order in case the books, particularly for classes X and XII are not delivered to the Library within a week.


Children are the future of the nation. Schools and parents play an important role in moulding a child’s personality. Write an article on the topic ‘Role of School in a child’s life’ in 100-120 words.

Suggested Value Ponts:

  • Importance of school for a child
  • The shaping of physical and mental health
  • Development of the right attitude
  • Character building
  • Providing opportunities to develop talents in each child

Q.4 Write a story in about 150-200 words with the following beginning and give a suitable title to it. (10)

It had been over two hours waiting for the train. Ruhi was getting restless. Suddenly she………………………

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

When the first grey light (a) _____ the day came, I got up. Very slowly, I (b) _____ downstairs. Sometimes, a stair (c) _____ under me. “Stop thief!” It seemed to say. At other times, it seemed to say, “Wake up, Mrs. Joe!” I reached the (d) _____. This held more food than it usually did. This was because it was Christmas Day and Uncle Pumblechook was coming for dinner.

(a) (i) off                  (ii) of                (iii) with                     (iv) by

(b) (i) crept             (ii) creep          (iii) was creeping      (iv) go

(c) (i) shrieked       (ii) shouted      (iii) squealed             (iv) creaked

(d) (i) dormitory    (ii) latch           (iii) pantry                 (iv) attic

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 corrrect blank number. (4)                                                                                                    Incorrect           Correct                                                              

Student life is the most important

part for a man’s life. Those                     (a)     _______            _________ 

which work hard as students, do          (b)    _______            _________

not face difficulty during                        (c)    _______             _________

 the rest of his lives.                                 (d)  _______              _________

Q.7 Look at the words and phrases below. Rearrange them to form meaningful sentences. The first one has been done as an example. Write the correct sentence in your answer sheet against the correct blanks number. (4)

 (a)    silvery green / her / the / trees’ frightened / olive

(b)    in the / dancers / they / the swayed / abd/in/ ghostly / like / wind / dark / rain.

(c)    ancestors / father / by / that / her those / were / told / their / trees planted / her

(d)  shrunk / vast lands / father / explained / her / that / olive trees / family’s / one / the had / to / to   / square kilometer / of

Section: C                                                   30 Marks

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

Well, it’s time I did some real work, I told myself, and I’m out of practice. And if I don’t take the money, he’ll only waste it on his friends. After all, he doesn’t even pay me.

(a) What did he tell himself?

(b) Why did Hari decide to steal?

(c) Does Anil pay Hari a regular salary?

(d) What justification does Hari Singh give for stealing Anil’s money?


She nodded. “I see what an inconvenience it is for you to meet me.”

 (a) What was he planning to do?

(b) Is there any truth in what the lady said?

 (c) Who is speaking to Horace Danby?

(d) What made ‘the lady in red’ look the real mistress of the house?

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

1. How can Albright’s theory of cell life be a revolution in the medical field if it is proved correct?
2. Why was Matilda sad after the ball?
3. What happens when the Historian turns on the hysteroscopy?
4. What did they think about Wanda and why? Wanda’s classmates?
5. Describe the comparison between boughs and the newly discharged patients in the last lines of the second stanza.
6. Give two points to demonstrate that Bholi’s wedding was a grand one. 

Q10. Freedom is such an essential virtue that is valued not only by human beings but also by animals alike. Justify the statement with reference to Leslie Norris’s poem ‘A Tiger in the Zoo’. (8)


How do you assess Anne’s character? You can choose appropriate words from the following box and write a paragraph.

Responsible; caring and loving; humorous; talkative; sensible; patient; mature for her age; lonely; accurate in her judgement; childish; intelligent

Q11. Give a character-sketch of Griffin. Why did his discovery of invisibility make the brilliant scientist a lawless person who brought sufferings to himself and the people around him? (8)


Write a brief character-sketch of Matilda Loisel.

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