Class – IX
Subject – ENGLISH LANGUAGE
___________________________________________________________________________ •Answers to this Paper must be written on the paper provided separately. •You will not be allowed to write during the first 15 minutes. •This time is to be spent in reading the question paper.
•The time given at the head of this Paper is the time allowed for writing the answers. •Attempt all four questions.
•The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ]. •You are advised to spend not more than 35 minutes in answering Question 1 and 20 minutes in answering Question 2.
_________________________________________________________________________ Question 1
(DO NOT spend more than 35 minutes on this question.) 
Write a composition (350 - 400 words) on any one of the following: (a)Describe an occasion when you have been part of a large crowd at a public event. Concentrate on the crowd, its behavior and reasons, the variety of individuals in it, rather than on the event itself. (b)Describe a recent visit to some place which has left a deep impression on you. (c)“Corruption is the greatest obstacle to the development of our country.” Do you agree? (d)Write an account of a book or a film or a television programme that you have enjoyed, and try to analyse what particular features gave you pleasure. (e)Study the picture given below. Write a story or a description or on account of what the picture suggest you. Your composition may be about the subject of the picture or may take suggestions from it, but there must be some clear connection between the picture and the composition.
(DO NOT spend more than 20 minutes on this question) 
Select ONE of the following
a)Write a letter to your friend telling him about interesting things that have happened recently in your school. b)As secretary of the Literary Society of your school, write a letter to a renowned author...