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Slip Test 8 and 9

X Standard English II Paper
Slip Test 8
Marks: 50                                                                                                                Time 40 Mts
(1) Answer in a paragraph for all of  the following questions:                                 3 x5=15
(a) Narrate the story 'Sam' in your own words.
(b) Describe the clever manner in which Hubert outwitted the thieves.
(c) How did the painter find a model for the face of Judas Iscariot?
(2)Make notes of the following passage and prepare a summary using the notes.       10
Butterflies are found in gardens. They look very beautiful with all the colours of the rainbow. There are about 50,000 different kinds of butterflies. They fly from flower to flower to suck nectar. The feelers help the butterfly to find its way. The tube mouth helps it to suck nectar and the tiny holes on the sides of its body help it to breathe.In the life cycle of the butterfly, there are four stages -egg, larva, pupa and adult. The life span of a butterfly is very short. William Wordsworth wrote a poem on the butterfly. He said that he could not tell whether it was sleeping or feeding.  (110 words)
(3) Complete the following dialogue appropriately:                                                 (5x1=5)
i) Bookseller : Hello Sir!....?
   Customer : Sir,would you allow me to exchange this book with another book?
ii)Bookseller : ...................?
   Customer : A few pages are missing in this book?
iii)Bookseller :......................?
   Customer : I bought the book this morning.
iv)Bookseller : .....................?
    Customer : Here is the bill.........
4) Write a dialogue with at least ten utterances between a mother and her daughter.discussing the daughter's first day in her new school.                  (5)


5) Mani started writing a letter to his father asking permission to join an excursion party. He is unable to complete the letter. complete the content of him letter in about 100 words.                                                               (5)
My dear father,
......................................................................................................................................................................................................
Yours loving son,
Mani
To
Mr.K.Sivaram,
60-B,Gandhi Salai,
Tirunelveli.
6). Prepare an advertisement on the information given below:                                      (5)
(a) Pen world-mightier than sword-variety of pens -different dazzling colours-writes smoothly -prices from Rs.10 to Rs.1000/- for gifts-personal use.
or
(b) Susee Hyundai-New Cars -sales-special offer spot booking-exchange offer-venue:Gandhi Nagar-Madurai. 6)Explain the following Head Lines:                                            5X1=5
a) Prime Minister to inaugurate National games
b) Business campaign launched in China
c) Scientist discovers new planet
d) Thirty Child labourers rescued in Agra
e) Mobile phones banned in schools




X Standard English II Paper
Slip Test 9
Mark 25                                                                                                                 Time 25 Mts
(1) Write the paragraph using anyone of the following outlines in the about 100 words:  (5)
a) Temperature increase-year by year -season changes -monsoon-fails rainfall-impair-glacier melts-sea level increases-cutting trees mindlessly-save forest-develop-social forest.
or
b) Sound mind in a sound body -giving importance only to study-sports necessary-shape personality-study and no play-make dull-train-leadership-cooperation-keep good health-discipline.
(2) Match the following products and slogans:                         5x1=5
a) Micro tip pen     - Technology at your door step
b) Motor bike         - Fixes Everything except broken hearts
c) Ice cream         - Flawless writing flows
d) Gum         - No more summer ,chillers are here
e) Computer         - for extra mile and smile
(3) Read the poem given below and complete its paraphrase with suitable phrases in the given below:                                          5x1=5
A BIRD AND A GIRL
A plump little girl and a thin little bird
Were out in the meadows together
How cold that poor little bird must be
without any clothes like mine,said she,
Although it is sunshiny weather
A nice little girl is that,said he,
But,oh how cold she must be,for see!
She hasn't a single feather!
so each shivered to think of the poor thing.
Although it was sunshiny weather
A........(i)..........and a little bird went out in..........(ii).............The girl felt that the bird was
shivering with cold as it had .........(iii)..........like her.The bird thought that the girl must be feeling cold as she.........(iv)......... Each shivered with sorrow for the other although the weather was.........(v)..........
4)Translation:                                         5
(a) You see a notice at the bus terminus. A North Indian, who cannot read Tamil, needs your help in understanding the notice. Give him the message in English.
வடஆற்காடு பேருந்துகள் இன்று சற்று தாமதமாக புறப்படும். பேருந்து நிலையத்தின் வடமேற்கு பகுதியில் வடஆற்காடு பேருந்துகள் நிறுத்திவைக்கப்பட்டுள்ளன. 
(b) Look at the picture given below  Express your views on it in about five sentences. 5

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