July Test

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fight, Manju – Sigrun Srivastava
  • Hitch Hiker – Roald Dahl
  • The Thief – Ruskin Bond
  • For every Hill – E L Thayer
  • Listeners – Walter de la Mare
  • Question Tags
  • Active – Passive
  • Process Writing
  • Letter to Editor
  • Describing Person
  • Past Continuous Vs Past Perfect Continuous

August Test

  1. Write a letter to the editor of any national daily discussing the hazards of eating food from plastic packs and containers. You are Tom, 12/C, Civil Lines, Delhi – 33. (5 marks)
  2. Write question tags for the following: (2 marks)
    1. We shall not postpone the meeting.
    2. Do what you have been told.
  3. Convert to Passive: (2 marks)
    1. Grind three kilogram of rice for five minutes.
    2. Spread the jam over the bread with a flat knife.
  4. Fill in the blanks with past continuous and past perfect continuous: (2 marks)
    1. She …. …. (look) for her lost book when she saw three wrinkled notes under the bed.
    2. For several years Hio Chim …. …. (work) as a postman in the country and then he opened his own repairing shop.
  5. Why did the hitch-hiker hate being called a pickpocket? (2 marks)
  6. But only a host of phantom listeners
    That dwelt in the lone house then
    Stood listening in the quiet of the moonlight
    To that voice from the world of men.

    1. Who lived inside the house? (1 mark)
    2. The listeners are called Phantom listeners because: (1 mark)
      1. They had no body;
      2. They were listeners;
      3. They could not understand the traveler;
      4. They were afraid of the traveler.
    3. Host here means: (1 mark)
      1.  A group;
      2. One who welcomes a guest;
      3. Ghosts.
    4. Why is the traveler called ‘one from the world of men?” (1 mark)
  7. What did the narrator think of Arun’s reactions on discovering the theft? (2 mark)
  8. Why did Manju turn down Amol’s advice to take part in the On the spot Painting Competition at his school? (2 marks)
  9. Tis not the softer things of life
    Which stimulate man’s will to survive;
    But bleak adversity and strife
    Do most to keep man’s will alive.
    Over rose strewn paths the weaklings creep,
    But brave hearts dare to climb the steep.

    1. What does ‘softer things of life’ mean? (1 mark)
    2. Will in the second line means: (1 mark)
      1. The future reference word ‘will’;
      2. Wish
      3. Determination
      4. Desire
    3. How does ‘bleak adversity and strife’ keep man’s will alive? (1 marks)
    4. How are the brave different from the weak? (1 mark)

October Test

  1. What did Arun do for a living? (2 marks)
  2. Fight, Manju (2 marks)
  3. For Every Hill (2 marks)
  4. Interpreter (2 marks)
  5. Hitch Hiker (2 marks)
  6. Geography Lesson (2 marks)
  7. Homecoming (2 marks)
  8. Question Tags (2 marks)
  9. Past Perfect (2 marks)
    1. Before the final bell was tapped, most students ……. (run) out of their classrooms.
    2. I ……. (count) the cash three times before it was paid.
  10. Past Perfect Cont (2 marks)
    1. I ……. (work) in Qatar for a year.
    2. She …….. (sleep) for three hours.
  11. Active Passive (2 marks)
    1. They tied the cow to a coconut tree.
      The cow was tied to a coconut tree.
    2. She asked me three questions.
    3. The goat emptied the water.
    4. I can’t arrange the money.
  12. Process (2 marks)
    1. Boil three glasses of water for three minutes.
      Three glasses of water is boiled for three minutes.
    2. Remove the wrapper with clean hands.
      The wrapper is removed with clean hands.
  13. Phrasal Verbs (2 marks)
  14. Formal Letter
  15. Describing Event
  16. Notice
  17. Email
  18. Reading

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