Compulsory English SEE Model Question Set-I

SEE 2080 (2024)

COMPULSORY ENGLISH  Reading and Writing Test

(Written Test)

Candidates are required to answer the questions in their own words as far as practicable. Figures in the margin indicate the full marks.

Time: 3 hrs. Full Marks: 75 Attempt all the questions.

1. Read the following text and answer the following questions. (5×1=5)

I recently experienced a parent’s worst nightmare. One evening my nine-week-old baby developed an extremely high fever. We rushed to our local community hospital and were admitted through the emergency department to the pediatric unit. We were discharged three days later.  Thanks to the skilled doctors and nurses who cared for our precious little one. While our infant’s care and health outcomes were fantastic,  our experience was less than satisfactory.

During my hospital stay, many staff took the opportunity to bad-mouth their colleagues to me when we were alone. I am not sure if this occurred because I looked rather trustworthy or if they wanted to let me know they were more competent than their colleagues. The emergency  nurses complained about the doctors’ orders and the delay in response of  the pediatric nurses. The pediatric nurses complained about the emergency room nurses’ inability to get intravenous line. The pediatrician complained about orders made by the emergency doctor.  Once admitted, our pediatric nurse complained about the pediatricians’  approach to the care of my baby. Then the pediatrician complained about the pediatric nurse’s lack of ability to obtain a urine sample.

(a) Why was the baby taken to the hospital?

(b) Which department was the baby admitted?

(c) Why did the staff speak ill of their friends?

(d) What complaint did the pediatric nurses make about emergency nurses?

(e) How is the environment of the hospital?

2. Read the following text and do the tasks that follow. (10 )

Sugar Loaf Mountain is one of the largest and most popular urban rock climbing destinations in the world. There are 270 different routes to explore in the area as you climb high above the Atlantic Ocean and the sprawling Rio de Janeiro. You can give it a hand yourself, or watch other adventurers conquer the iconic mountain.

It is not the only unique landmark in the area. Its neighbors add to the tranquil beauty of the whole peninsula. Morro de Babilonia, or Babylon  Mountain and Morrode Urca, or Urca’s Mountain are two neighboring natural wonders.

These two mountains are also accessible to the public and open to rock climbers. Morro de Urca offers a play area for children and a restaurant that serves up delicious dishes.

Sugar Loaf Mountain has made an appearance in Hollywood blockbusters. The beauty of the area makes it perfect for the big screen.  Pao de Aucar made its debut on screen in the 1942 film “Now, Voyager”  with Bette Davis. It has also been featured in a James Bond film,  “Moonraker” in 1979 where one the scenes unfolds in a cable car. It has  even been referenced in the popular cartoon sitcom, “The Simpsons.”

A. Write “TRUE” for true and “FALSE” for the false statement. (5×1=5)

(a) Sugarloaf Mountain is a symbolic mountain.

(b) ‘Morro de Babilonia’ is the ugliest mountain.

(c) Sugarloaf mountain has been featured in Hollywood blockbusters.

(d) James Bond is a film producer.

(e) “The Simpsons” is a Hollywood blockbuster movie.

B. Answer the following questions. (5×1 =5)

(a) What adventurous activity can be done in sugar Loaf  Mountain?

(b) Where does Sugar Loaf Mountain lie?

(c) What is the other name of Urca’s mountain?

(d) Name a film mentioned in the text.

(e) What is the purpose of the text?

3. Read the following letter of recommendation and do the tasks that  follow: 10

NOTICE

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Thank you for your interest in the Ronald McDonald House Charities of  North Carolina, Inc. (RMHC) grant application form.

The following information MUST be submitted with your application.

1. A one or two-page cover letter on your organization’s stationery,  signed by the senior administrator, briefly outlining your proposal.

2. A copy of the Inland Revenue Code Section 501 (c) (3) letter. The date on the letter should prove that your organization has been in existence for three or more years.

A copy of your organization’s most recent audited or unaudited financial statements or tax returns.

To show a broad base of funding support, please submit a list of your donations for the most recent year, showing amounts received from corporations, foundations, individuals, churches, etc. You do not need to include names.

A letter of endorsement from a North Carolina McDonald’s owner/operator.

If any of the above information is not submitted with the application,  your application is considered incomplete and will not receive consideration. If your organization has previously been awarded a grant from RMHC of NC, you are eligible to submit a new funding request no sooner than five years from the date of your last successful request.

Please submit two (2) copies of your completed application packet to  Carl Lewis at Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina,  Inc., 46701 Six Forks Road, Suite 200 Raleigh, NC 27609. Be sure to include all collateral items listed above. Please DO NOT send magazine articles, videotapes, or other material. If additional information is required, an RMHC representative will contact you to request specific information.

A. Write “TRUE” for a true statement and “FALSE” for a false statement. (5×1=5)

(a) The notice seeks applications for a job.

(b) A letter of intent is not compulsory for submission.

(c) The applicant needs to submit financial documents too.

(d) Evidence of recent support money received from other organizations should be submitted.

(e) Magazine articles and videotapes are optional for submission.

B. Answer the following questions. (5×1=5)

(a) What does RMHC stand for?

(b) What will happen if an applicant misses one document to submit?

(c) Would you be eligible to apply if you received the grant two years back? Why, why not? Give a reason.

(d) Who can the applicant contact if extra information is required?

(e) Who is more likely to be the audience of this text?

4. Read the following text and do the task. 15

Have you ever heard of great auks? They are flightless penguins about half the height of humans. Although very agile underwater, they have been described as having a clumsy and rather awkward way of carrying themselves on land. These peculiar birds established one of their biggest breeding grounds on Funk Island, in Newfoundland. Chances are that you have never seen one – and you never will, since great auks became extinct in 1844 when the last two members of the species were killed.

Unfortunately, the fate of the great auk is not unique: a staggering on million species are threatened with extinction worldwide. At least 842  species of plants, fungi, and animals are at risk in Canada alone. This is about the total number of bee species and four times the number of mammal species that exist in Canada. It is 842; too many.

Great auks went extinct before we could document their behavior. We can only glimpse their existence through the journals of travellers.  Counts of threatened species often mask what we are really at risk of losing; unique life forms and their complex interactions could disappear before we even have a chance to study and understand them. In Canada, that’s 842 species, each with singular physical attributes, funny behaviors, or impressive cognitive skills.

What can we do about it? While biodiversity conservation specialists work actively on protecting threatened species and their habitats, we believe that studying behavior in endangered and non-threatened species is also essential.

Researchers working on endangered species often use behavioral measurements to monitor animals’ health with minimal disturbance (for instance, without having to collect tissues, remove animals from their habitat, or euthanize individuals for research purposes). Health problems can be detected by observing changes in behavior or abnormal behaviors, which happens frequently in animals experiencing chronic stress, infected by diseases or suffering from malnutrition. Changes in behavior often precede reproductive disorders, death, and population decline. Studying animal behaviour therefore allows us to detect problems at an early stage and act quickly to solve them.

A. Match the meanings in Column A with the correct words given in  Column B. (5×1=5)

Column AColumn B
(a) Moving or doing things in a very  awkward way (i) malnutrition
(b) No longer in existence (ii) decline
(c) An animal that gives birth to babies  and feed milk(iii) extinct
(d) poor condition of health caused by  the lack of proper food(iv) clumsy
(e) continuous decrease in number (v) mammal

(vi) reproductive

B. Fill in the gaps using the correct information from the text. (5×1=5)

(a) Great auks are ………… penguins.

(b) Minimum …………… species of plants, fungi, and animals are at risk in Canada alone.

(c) Before we could ……….. their behaviour great auks had gone extinct.

(d) It is essential to study the behaviour in endangered and ……….  species to protect threatened species.

(e) By observing changes in behaviour or abnormal behaviour in animals, we can …….. their health problems.

C. Answer the following questions. (5×1=5)

(a) State the physical characteristics of great auks.

(b) Where do the auks breed?

(c) Mention one special feature of 842 species found in Canada.

(d) How do researchers check endangered animal’s health?

(e) What do the behavioural changes of the endangered animals follow ?

5. Suppose you are the General Manager of “Hotel ABC”. Prepare a  menu of food items available at your hotel with the help of the given clues in about 100 words. 5

Clues :

Lake side, Pokhara, ………….. drinks ……… snacks ……….. lunch  ………… dinner ………. quality service is the motto ………..

6. Write a news story using the given clues in about 100 words. 5

Clues:

Typhoid vacine given to children ………. health assistants give Typhoid vaccine, March 15 – 17 …………. children from ages 12 years to 15 years  ………… announced by the Department of Health Services.

7. Write a dialogue between two friends talking about the importance of games and sports to children aged between 12 to 16 in about  150 words. Write at least six exchanges.

8. Every year Nepali farmers face the problem of inadequate seeds, fertilizer, irrigation, pesticide, and so on during the period of farming. Write a letter to the editor of the National daily newspaper complaining about this situation and also suggest some measures to solve the problems in about 200 words. 8

9. Reproduce the following sentences as indicated in the brackets. (6×1=6)

(a) Nobodoy knows her pain, ……………? (Add a tag question)

(b) I have already met her. (change into Negative)

(c) Dharan is 52 km from Dhankuta. (Change into “How far” question)

(d) Sadina ……….. (study) in her room when her friend rang the doorbell. (Use the correct tense of the verb ‘study’.)

(e) I hate people keeping me waiting. (Change into passive)

(f) Suman said to his wife, “What did you do yesterday?” (Change  into indirect speech)

10. Choose and copy the correct answer given in the brackets. Re-writing is not compulsory. (10×0.5=5)

There lived …….. (a) …….. (a/ an/ the/ no article) university student near my house. He used to go to university …….. (b) ……… (on/ in/ with/ by) foot. One day I met him when he (c) …….. (was going/ went/ had gone/ have gone) to the market. He was in a hurry. I stopped and asked him, “Why …….. (d) …….  (you are running/ he was running/ are you running/ was he running)?” He  replied, “The bus is about to leave, …….. (e) ……. (doesn’t it/ isn’t it/ aren’t it/  didn’t it) ?” In fact the bus had already started …….. (f) …….. (because/ but/ as/  so that) some people were left behind. Neither the boy nor his friends ………….  (g) …… (was/ had/ were/ have) able to catch the bus. Everyone …………. (h)  ………. (were stand/ was standing/ are stand/ is stand) on the road. If they were on time, they ………….. (i) ……….. (would catch/ will have caught/ will catch/  catch) the bus without any problem. In this way, the ……………. (j) …….  (horrible/ horribleness/ horribly/ horrify) situation made them regret  themselves.

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SEE 2080 (2024)

COMPULSORY ENGLISH

Reading and Writing

(Written Test)

Candidates are required to answer the questions in their own words as far as practicable. Figures in the margin indicate the full marks.

Time: 3 hrs. Full Marks: 75 Attempt all the questions.

1. Read the poem and answer the questions that follow. (5×1=5)

This is the weather the cuckoo likes,

And so do I;

When showers betumble the chestnut spikes,

And nestlings fly;

And the little brown nightingale bills his best;

And they sit outside at ‘The Traveller’s Rest’,

And Maids come forth sprig-muslin dressed

And citizens dream of the south and west,

And so do I.

This is the weather the cuckoo shuns,

And so do I

When beeches drip in brown and duns,

And thresh ad ply,

And hill-hid tides throb, throe and throe,

And meadow rivulets overflow;

And drops on gate bars hang in a row,

And rooks in families homewards go,

And so do I.

(a) What do the nestlings learn to do in the spring?

(b) What does the little nightingale do in the spring?

(c) Which weather does the cuckoo dislike?

(d) Why does the speaker like the weather described in the first verse?

(e) Why do you think nature looks ugly in winter?

Answers

(a) The nestlings learn to fly in the spring.

(b) In the spring, the little nightingale bills his best.

(c) The cuckoo dislikes the weather when beeches drip in brown and duns, and thresh and ply.

(d) The speaker likes the weather described in the first verse because it is the weather the cuckoo likes, with showers betumbling the chestnut spikes, nestlings flying, and the little brown nightingale singing.

(e) The poem does not provide information about nature looking ugly in winter.

2. Read the following text and do the tasks that follow. 10

France has always earned global recognition for the quality of its cuisine and Paris gives you the chance to confirm this taste of greatness. Over the years, the restaurants in Paris have earned higher Michelin stars than  London’s. Nonetheless, London’s food should not be written off. With an increased diversity among the people flocking to London, restaurants have been embracing food from various parts of the world. The vibrant cultural mix in London has led to delicious and innovative food scenes.  London offers a wide array of food such as cheap curries to fish and chips. Paris on the other hand brings quite a variety of bread and pastries, as well as baguettes.

Both London and Paris are known for their high cost of living, but  London is quite more expensive than Paris. But note that groceries and other consumer prices are lower in London than in Paris. In other aspects such as local transportation costs and utility bills, Paris appears to be quite cheaper than London. Paris will be a great option if you are looking for a pocket-friendly destination.

London seems to have an advantage in terms of leisure and entertainment spots. There are numerous fun things to do in London. For starters, London has 380 public libraries, while Paris has 69 of them.  Concerning museums, London has 240 while Paris has 153 museums.  Most football fans will find themselves attracted to London rather than  Paris. London hosts six major football clubs, that play in the top league  while Paris has only one major club, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)

A. Write “TRUE” for true and “FALSE” for the false statement. (5×1=5)

(i) France is recognized in the world for the quality of food it serves.

(ii) Culturally, London is a mixed society.

(iii) Paris is better and has more offers than London in terms of entertainment.

(iv) Restaurants in London provide better food than restaurants in  Paris.

(v) The cost of living in Paris is almost the same as that of  London.

Answers

(i) TRUE – France is recognized globally for the quality of its cuisine. (ii) TRUE – London has embraced food from various parts of the world due to increased diversity. (iii) FALSE – The text suggests that London has an advantage in leisure and entertainment over Paris. (iv) FALSE – The text mentions that restaurants in Paris have earned higher Michelin stars than London’s. (v) FALSE – The text indicates that Paris is a pocket-friendly destination compared to London.

B. Answer the following questions. (5×1 =5)

(i) What has enabled London restaurants to serve a variety of food items?

(ii) How are London restaurants different from Paris restaurants in terms of the food varieties they serve?

(iii) Which items are cheaper in London than they are in Paris?

(iv) Why do you think football lovers prefer London to Paris?

(v) Mention the name of the main football club in Paris.

Answers:

(i) The increased diversity among people in London has enabled restaurants to embrace food from various parts of the world.

(ii) London restaurants are different from Paris restaurants in terms of the variety of food they serve. London offers a wide array of food such as cheap curries to fish and chips, while Paris brings a variety of bread, pastries, and baguettes.

(iii) Groceries and other consumer prices are lower in London than in Paris.

(iv) Football lovers may prefer London because it hosts six major football clubs playing in the top league, whereas Paris has only one major club, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

(v) The main football club in Paris is Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

3. Read the following text and do the task that follows: 10 To Whom It May Concern

I am hereby writing this letter to verify and confirm the community service undertaken by Mr. Richard Thomas at our charitable organization. Richard is a very hard-working and dedicated person who would always put in the best possible efforts.

We at Novice Children’s Trust work for the benefit of underprivileged children and need volunteers from time to time to help us on this project. A few months back, Richard came forward and helped us in reaching out to the underprivileged and poor children in the Derby  Street region.

He ensured that the parents of the children understood the mission that our organization was working for and thus it helped us majorly in succeeding in enrolling these children in our program. Besides Richard also engaged in popularizing our organization’s mission which gave us both financial assistance as well as community participation by many organizations.

I hereby confirm that Richard has put in about a hundred hours of community service and a certificate for the same is enclosed along with this letter for your reference.

We would be glad to provide any other information if needed. You can  reach us at 9801000000

Yours sincerely,

Carl Lewis

The following information makes up a complete process for Mr.  Richard Thomas to apply for a new job.

A. Read the text again and put the following sentences in the correct order to describe the process. (5×1 =5)

  1. Richard required a reference letter to apply for the post of team leader.
  2. Richard completed 100 hours of community service for an organization.
  3. Richard approached Carl Lewis and requested him to write the reference letter.
  4. Richard saw an advertisement seeking a team leader that matched his interests.
  5. Richard wanted to apply for the post of Team leader for the community service.

Answers: 

(iii) Richard completed 100 hours of community service for an organization.

(iv) Richard wanted to apply for the post of Team leader for the community service.

i. Richard approached Carl Lewis and requested him to write the reference letter.

(ii) Richard saw an advertisement seeking a team leader that matched his interests.

(v) Richard required a reference letter to apply for the post of team leader.

B. Read the text again and answer the questions given below. (5×1=5)

i. Why is Carl Lewis writing this letter?

ii. How does Carl describe Richard as?

iii. Which area of the United States would you work if you were  Richard?

iv. How did the organization benefit from Richard’s work?  Mention one thing.

v. Which organization does Carl Lewis belong to?

Answers:

(i) Carl Lewis is writing this letter to verify and confirm the community service undertaken by Mr. Richard Thomas at their charitable organization.

(ii) Carl describes Richard as a very hard-working and dedicated person who always puts in the best possible efforts.

(iii) The text does not provide information about the specific area of the United States where Richard would work.

(iv) The organization benefited from Richard’s work as he helped in reaching out to underprivileged and poor children, ensuring their parents understood the mission, and popularizing the organization’s mission for financial assistance and community participation.

(v) Carl Lewis belongs to Novice Children’s Trust.

4. Read the following text and do the task. 15

George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Ann Evans, a novelist who produced some of the major classic novels of the Victorian era,  including The Mill on the Floss, Adam Bedel Silas Marner, Romola,  Felix Holt, Daniel Deronmda and her masterpiece, Middlemarch. It is impossible to overestimate the significance of Eliot’s novels in English culture: they went right to the heart of the small-town politics that made up the fabric of English society. Her novels were essentially political: Middlemarch is set in a small town just as the Reform Bill of  1832 was about to be introduced. She goes right into the minutia of the town’s people’s several concerns, creating numerous immortal characters whose interaction reveals Eliot’s deep insight into human psychology.

During the twentieth century, there were numerous films television plays, and serials of her novels, placing her in a category with  Shakespeare and Dickens. The distinguished literary critic, Harold  Bloom, wrote that she was one of the greatest Western writers of all time.

George Eliot lived with her father until he died in 1849. He was something of a bully and while in his house she lived a life of conformity,  even regularly attending church. She was thirty when he died and it was at that point that her life took off. She traveled in Europe and on her return, with the intention of writing, she was offered the editorship of the journal, The Westminster Review, she met many influential men and began an affair with the married George Lewes. They lived together openly, something that was not done at the time, and, when she became famous after the publication of her first novel, Adam Bede, when she was forty, using the name George Eliot, their domestic arrangements scandalized Victorian society.

Lewes’ health failed and after his death, she married John Cross, a literary agent twenty years her junior. After Adam Bede more novels followed swiftly on it heels.

She died in 1880, aged sixty-one, and is buried in Highgate Cemetery beside George Lewes.

A. Write ‘TRUE’ for the true statements and ‘FALSE’ for the false ones. (5×1=5)

(a) The real name of George Eliot is Mary Ann Evans.

(b) George Eliot used to write novels based on religion.

(c) Shakespeare was also placed in Eliot’s category.

(d) Harold Bloom was a famous literary critic.

(e) George Lewes is Eliot’s husband.

Answers:

(a) TRUE – The real name of George Eliot is Mary Ann Evans. (b) FALSE – George Eliot’s novels were not based on religion. (c) TRUE – Shakespeare was placed in Eliot’s category during the twentieth century. (d) TRUE – Harold Bloom was a famous literary critic. (e) FALSE – George Lewes was not George Eliot’s husband; they lived together openly but were not married.

B. Match the meanings in column A with the correct words given in  column B. (5×1=5)

Column A                                             Column B

(a) that lives or lasts for ever      (i) overestimate

(b) very successful and liked by others      (ii) influential

(c) having a lot of influence on        (iii) domestic

(d) connected with the home or family      (iv) immortal

(e) to calculate something to be better      (v) distinguished

(vi) reform

Answers:

(a) (iv) immortal

(b) (v) distinguished

(c) (ii) influential

(d) (iii) domestic

(e) (i) overestimate

C. Answer the following questions. (5×1=5)

(a) Name the most popular novel written by George Eliot.

(b) What kind of novels did Eliot write?

(c) What made Eliot famous during the twentieth century?

(d) How was the relationship between George Eliot and her father?

(e) Why did George Eliot marry John Cross?

Answers:

(a) The most popular novel written by George Eliot is “Middlemarch.”

(b) Eliot wrote essentially political novels that delved into the minutia of small-town politics and English society.

(c) George Eliot’s novels were adapted into numerous films, television plays, and serials during the twentieth century, placing her in a category with Shakespeare and Dickens.

(d) George Eliot lived with her father until he died in 1849. Her father was somewhat of a bully, and she lived a life of conformity in his house.

(e) After George Lewes’ death, George Eliot married John Cross, a literary agent, for reasons not explicitly mentioned in the provided text.

5. Suppose that you are going to start a restaurant in your own locality after SEE. Prepare a menu of food items available at your restaurant with the help of given clues in bout 100 words. 5

Clues : Name of your locality ………… snacks ……… drinks ………..  lunch ……… dinner ………. Home like environment

6. Write a news story with the help of the given clues in about 100  words. 5

Clues:

A rich merchant …………. kidnapped in Kathmandu ……… 46 years old  ……. Named Jivan Pandey ………… returning from ABC bank ………  kidnapped by a gang ………….. Rs.30,00,000/- ransom …………. police  investigation going on ………

Answer,

Prominent Kathmandu Merchant, Jivan Pandey, Kidnapped: Gang Demands Rs.30,00,000 Ransom

Lalitpur, 23 Dec 2024: In a shocking incident, a prominent 46-year-old merchant named Jivan Pandey was kidnapped in Kathmandu. Mr. Pandey, a wealthy businessman, was returning from ABC bank when he was abducted by a notorious gang. Sources indicate that the criminals are demanding a hefty ransom of Rs.30,00,000/- for his release.

Local authorities were immediately alerted, and a comprehensive police investigation is currently underway to trace the whereabouts of the kidnapped merchant. The motive behind the abduction remains unclear, and the police are working diligently to gather any leads that may assist in the safe recovery of Mr. Jivan Pandey.

The incident has left the community in shock, and residents are expressing concerns over the safety and security in the area. The police are urging anyone with information related to the case to come forward and assist in their ongoing efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice.

7. Compose a dialogue between two friends talking about the importance of homemade food in about 150 words write at least six exchanges. 6

Answer

Friend 1: Hey, have you noticed how everyone is so into fast food these days?

Friend 2: Absolutely! It’s everywhere. But you know, I still believe homemade food is the best.

Friend 1: Really? Why is that?

Friend 2: Well, homemade food is not just about the taste; it’s about the love and care put into it. You know exactly what goes into your meal.

Friend 1: True, but fast food is so convenient. No cooking, no cleaning up.

Friend 2: Convenience is one thing, but the health benefits of homemade food are unmatched. You control the ingredients, and it’s generally much healthier.

Friend 1: Yeah, but sometimes I just crave the flavors of those fast-food burgers.

Friend 2: I get that, but imagine recreating those flavors at home with fresher ingredients. Plus, it’s more budget-friendly!

Friend 1: I never thought about it that way. Maybe I should try cooking more.

Friend 2: Trust me, it’s not just about cooking; it’s about enjoying the process and the satisfaction of creating something delicious from scratch. Homemade food is a true labor of love.

8. Many people consider that we should not be discouraged by failures in life. We should rather take our failures as an opportunity to correct our mistakes and achieve success next time. Write a letter to  your friend who is not getting success as s/he is expected to convince him/her failure as pillar of success.” Include relevant examples as well. 8

Answer

[Your Address] [City, State, ZIP Code]

[Date]

Dear [Friend’s Name],

I hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. I have heard about the challenges you are facing in achieving the success you have been working so hard for, and I wanted to take a moment to share some thoughts that might help you navigate through this difficult phase.

Firstly, let me emphasize that setbacks and failures are an inevitable part of everyone’s journey towards success. It’s crucial to remember that many highly successful individuals have faced numerous failures before reaching their goals. The key lies not in avoiding failure but in learning from it and using it as a stepping stone toward success.

Consider the story of Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb. Edison faced countless failures and setbacks in his attempts to create a working light bulb. When asked about his failures, he famously said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” This mindset highlights the importance of viewing failures as opportunities for growth and learning.

Similarly, J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, faced multiple rejections from publishers before finding success. She turned her failures into motivation, using them to refine her work and eventually becoming one of the most celebrated authors of our time.

Remember, success is not always immediate, and setbacks are a natural part of the journey. Use your failures as a guide to identify areas for improvement, and don’t be disheartened by them. Instead, see them as valuable lessons that will ultimately lead you to your desired destination.

I have full confidence in your abilities and resilience. Take a moment to reflect on your journey, celebrate the progress you have made, and use any setbacks as opportunities for growth. Success often comes to those who persist in the face of challenges.

If you ever need someone to talk to or if there’s any way I can support you, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Remember, this phase of your life is just a chapter, not the whole story.

Wishing you strength, perseverance, and eventual success.

Warm regards,

[Your Name]

9. Reproduce the following sentences as indicated in the brackets. (6×1=6)

(a) Let’s go out from this hall, …………? (Add a question tag.)

(b) Kedar never watches television. (Change into an affirmative sentence)

(c) She has been practicing yoga for 10 years. (Change into ‘How long’  question)

(d) As soon as I saw the house, I (like) it. (Use the correct tense of the  verb ‘like’.)

(e) Somebody has criticized me. (Change into passive voice.)

(f) Sima said to me, “Where do you live these days?” (Change into  indirect speech)

Answer Key

(a) Let’s go out from this hall, shall we?

(b) Kedar does not watch television.

(c) How long has she been practicing yoga?

(d) As soon as I saw the house, I liked it.

(e) I have been criticized by somebody.

(f) Sima asked me where I lived those days.

10. Choose and copy the correct answer. Rewriting is not required. (10×0.5=5)

As every year, there (a) …………. (is/ was/ were/ are) a lot of enthusiasm in people to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi. Ganesh Puja is performed to celebrate  this festival, for (b) ……………. (whom/ which/ when/ whose) a gentleman of the village always assigned the task of making a large idol of Lord Ganesh to a sculptor so that the people of the village (c) ……………. (will/ can/ could/  should/) worship Lord Ganesh. This year, he entrusted the task to (d) …………… (a/ an/ the/ nothing) sculptor,  but the sculptor was not the one who had made the previous one. He belonged to another religion but he was very humble.  After some days, the man wanted to check whether the idol was ready or not. Suddenly, he went to the sculptor and saw that he (e) ……….. (makes/ made/  is making/ was making) an idol of Ganesh. He also noticed that an idol of  Lord Ganesh was already prepared and kept aside.  When he asked (f) ………….. (why he had made/ why did he make/ to make/ if he made) two idols as he had ordered for only one. The sculptor replied that it (g) ………. (made/ was made/ would make/ will be made) as ordered, but by mistake, his wife touched it with dirty hands (h) ……….. (Although/  However/ Therefore/ Because) he was making a new one so that it could prevent people (i) ……………. (to/ with/ by/ from) worshipping an unholy idol.  The man was amazed to hear his answer and praised him as he devoted himself (j) ……….. (generously/ generous/ generosity/ generousness) to other religions.

Question Number 10 Answer Key:

a) is b) which c) can d) a e) was making f) why he had made g) was made h) Therefore i) from j) generously

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