ISC 2009 Class X -English Question paper
General Instructions: 1. Attempt all four question. 2. The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets. 3. 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:- (25 Marks) 1. Recall a remarkable event of social importance in your city or locality. Give a little of its background, the event as it occurred, and its impact on the lives of people. 2. Cinema, both entertains and educates the masses. Express your views either for or against this statement. 3. Siblings often grow up side by side in families; yet have very different life experiences. If you have one or more siblings and feel that your lives have differed significantly, write an essay explaining the reasons and the effects of such differences. 4. Relate an incident or write a short story which has as its central idea ‘advice not taken’. 5. Study the picture given below. Write a story or a description or an account of what it suggests to you. Your composition may be about the subject of the picture or may take suggestions from it; however, there must be a clear connection between the picture and your composition. Question 2 (Do not spend more than 20 minutes on this question.) Select one of the following:- (10 Marks) 1. One of your grandparents has completed one hundred years of age. Write a letter congratulating him/her, expressing gratitude, praise and admiration for the way he/she has lived his/her life. 2. A company has been marketing spurious medicines behind claims that its product could be effective in preventing the avian flu or other forms of influenza. Write a letter to the Drug Controller General of the Directorate of Health Services, examining the claim of the company and explaining the harm these kind of claims could cause. Question 3...
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