English Language 2016 Solved Paper Previous Year Question ICSE

English Language 2016 Solved Paper Previous Year Question ICSE

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English Language 2016 Solved Paper Previous Year Question

(Two Hours)

  • 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 questions from Section I and any four questions from Section II.
  • The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ].

ICSE English Language 2016 (Solved)

Section -1 (40 Marks)

(Attempt All questions from this section)

Question 1:                                                                                       [25]

(Do not spend more than 35 minutes on this question.)
Write a composition (350 – 400 words) on any one of the following:
(a) Write an original short story that begins with the words : “The day started off well enough, whoever thought it would ……….”
(b) Narrate an incident from your own experience when you expected to do very well, but for some reason were unable to do so. Explain what happened and why it happened. What lesson did you learn from it?
(c) “The use of Mobile Phones must be allowed in schools.” Express your views either for or against the statement.
(d) You walk home from school one afternoon to find the door unlocked and on entering you are shocked to see the house in total disarray. You call out but get no answer. Describe in detail what you saw, the reason behind your house being in total disarray and how you found your family. Mention also how the experience ended and what impact it had on your life.
(e) 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 you may take suggestions from it; however there must be clear connection between the picture and your composition.


Answer: 1

(a) The day started off well enough,whoever thought it would turn out to be so bad. Well, it was the month of May and our vacation had just begin, it was the day when we were due to leave for Darjeeling. We packed our luggage and moved to the railway station which was about a ten minute drive from our house.
It must have been about half past twelve and our train was scheduled to arrive at one O’clock at the Agra Cantt railway station. We had almost reached the station when my mother recalled that she had left the gas stove on. So we had no choice but to return. When we reached home, I rushed in and immediately swichted off the knobs of the gas stove.
My brother checked the status of our train just in case and we learnt that the train was three hours behind schedule due to some technical issue. It was decided that we will wait in the house rather than sit at the station.
Without off loading our luggage, we went into our house and decided to relax till then. Just then I heard the murmur of water. When I checked, I was astounded to find a major water leakage in our bathroom due to which the bathroom was filled with several inches of water. I immediately contacted the plumber as I knew that in a matter of minutes, the whole house would be flooded with water.
The plumber didn’t take long and arrived within fifteen minutes. He checked the leakage and told us that a pipe in the bathroom had burst open which was causing the leakage. He said that he’ll be able to fix it in an hour or so, we reluctantly agreed. The plumber took nearly two hours to repair it. We quickly paid him his charges, locked the house and set out for the station with only twenty minutes to spare.
Adding insult to injury, we were stuck up in a traffic jam. It was as if all the problems in the world had broken on us. We faced red lights at all signals. Facing a lot of difficulty, we somehow managed to reach the station.
We ran as fast we could towards the platform, desperately trying to make our way through the hustle and bustle of the platforms, but to our despair what we could only manage to see was the back of the train and hear the hoot of the engine. To our horror, we realized that we had missed our train and our trip to Darjeeling as well.
We returned home deeply saddened by the incident. I’ve had a lot of bad days in life but it was by far the worst day of my life and I hope that such an incident never happens again.

(b) Each one of us has some or the other qualities in ourselves which differentiates us from other people. The vital need is to search it out of our soul and when we have sought it, excel in it, and the need of the hour then is to be humble and not be over-confident. When we excel in a particular field, all have high expectations from us to perform well. There the humbleness and sincerity of our mind comes into play.
I too possess a talent and this is how I became aware of it. One day, I went to play Badminton and I was astonished to find that the traditional and basic shots came naturally to me. I thought that this was the extra-ordinary trait gifted to me. I started to pursue my career as a badmintion player. I worked hard for two years until I became the champion at the district level. I had stepped into the professional panel of this game. I thought that I was the best in the district and this thought convinced me to decrease the length of my practise sessions and my mind was on the seventh heaven. I stopped paying attention to senior players or the coach’s advice.
Days passed, it was time now for the state level tournament. After winning districts, I had lost my humble attitude and was full of over-confidence. I thought that I would conquer the state level forgetting that there were many other district level players like me. To my utter surprise, I was knocked out of the first round by a player whom I had defeated at the district level. It was an extremely shocking and traumatic moment for me.
I had let down my parents and my coach and I felt ashamed to show my face to them. My coach came searching for me & I feared that he would lash out at me for losing such an important match but rather he was calm and affectionate. In a matter of five minutes, he taught me the greatest lesson of my life—hardwork and humbleness.
He explained he had been noticing my change of attitude which was the cause of my downfall. He also pointed to my over confident behaviour and advised that one should always be rooted to the earth, on matter whatever height of success one reaches. Moreover one should always be humble and respectful at all times even to our opponents. Then on I vowed to ever follow my guide’s advice all my life.
My coach wanted to teach this lesson in a practical way, therefore didn’t point my shortcomings earlier. Though I suffered a big defeat but it is never too late to pick up the shreds and weave a bed of roses for yourself.

(c) The mobile phones are modem gadgets of communication that helps us to connect with people around the world. The mobile phones have a marked effect in the lives of people and now a days each and every person whether a peasant or a wealthy person owns a mobile phone. In these urban times, mobile phones are not restricted only to the adults, but have also become a component of students lives. The mobile phones cannot be allowed in schools as they will be used more as a means of amusement than for education.
The students’ life is a base for the days to come, and at this stage, students should develop the virtue of hardword by doing his/her own work manually without any help. With a mobile phone in hand, no student will bother to write down his/her notes, and will be obsessed with copying and pasting all the work given to him/her. This will lead to the students to become lazy and passive and this can effectively ruin their future.
Nowadays, new types of mobiles called smart phones are prevalent. These have thousands of new features to be used. But most of these feature are too distracting for a student’s mind. For example, student will develop a habit for playing games or listening to music while the teacher is giving a lecture or notes in class. This will cause rapid decrease in his/her interest in study, and he/she will gradually start losing his/her marks and rank. Another harmful effect of phones is that the outdoor activities decrease as the students stick to mobiles, because they are too hard to resist for a student. This affects their physical and mental health and if mobile phones are allowed in schools then the students would only become bad to worse.
An important feature of mobile phone is internet. Internet is a very useful thing and could be-very useful for students as they can know about all the things around the world. But if free access to internet is provided to students, without any restrictions in schools then most of the times it will be used for purposes other than education. The students could also be lured into opening porn websites and watching illicit material. The students will also begin to down load useless materials, as a students heart and mind is still developing and it is too hard to resist such distractions.
Thus, the mobile phones should only be limited till homes, because they prove to be more of a distraction than an educational source to children. The students gradually start lossing their concentration in studies. They develop a passive nature for studies and their essence of hard work all dry up. The mobile phones will cause their health to deteriorate, and will have an adverse effect on their eyes. A student will grow to become erratic and harsh and with a stubborn character. The mobile phones will cause them to lose their interest in sports and other outdoor fields of entertainment. Students will be less in contact with the outside world and family, and this will deteriorate his character.
As far as study is concerned the mobile phones cam be an excellent source if they are used correctly. But if the students gain free access to phones, like in schools than they will only serve as an excellent source of distraction. These were the views I had against the allowing of mobile phones in schools.

(d) It was Monday when I was returning from my school to home. I was very happy as I got good marks in my test and thinking what my mother would say after seeing my test. On reaching my house I rang the bell of the main gate, but there was no response. After two-three minutes I tried to push the gate and to my surprise it easily opened. I was thinking that why my mother had left the door unlocked.
As I entered, I saw all the things displaced from their original position. My almirah was open and all the clothes were lying out on the bed, the television was on. The water was also overflowing from the bucket as the tap lay open. I couldn’t understand what had happened in the house. In the morning only I had read in newspaper, many news of robbery, kidnapping etc. I felt very frightened. I again called out to my mom, but there was no reply. I searched each and every room but found nothing except silence. I rang my mother but I found that her phone was in the house only. I went to my neighbor Mr. Singh’s house and asked whether they knew anything, but I got no information from them also. I decided to call my relatives, but just then, a car came to the door of my house and was honking repeatedly.
I quickly rushed to the door to see who it was and found to my astonishment my parents standing there. They were equally surprised to see me. My mother wept bitterly on seeing me and hugged me. She kissed my forehead repeatedly.
After the initial moment of shock and surprise was over, I asked them where they had been all the while. My father related that mother had received a call from a man who informed her that a boy in school uniform and riding a black cycle was knocked down by a car. They got the number from the identity card he was wearing. We got panic thinking that you have met with an accident. In fear and panic leaving things as they were, we rushed to the spot only to find that the boy had been taken to a nearby hospi¬tal. Reaching the hospital we found that the boy’s condition was serious and operation was the need of the hour. So the boy was in the O.T. fighting against death. We waited till the operation was over and the doctor came out with a smile and announced that the operation was successful and the boy will soon recover. We felt extremely pleased and went to see you but to our amazement found that you were not there but he was your friend Ram. We rushed back home thinking you would be waiting for us. When we saw you safe and sound this added to our happiness. After hearing their story, I told them that my friend and I were playing a prank and I had given my identity card to him and forgot to take it after the school was over. But we were very happy that everything ended with happiness.

(e) My experience on a rainy day has always been full of joy and happiness. It was the month of June and the heat was at its peak. Not just the humans but even the animals were gasping for the monsoons to set in. In such weather, it was literally impossible to stay indoors. So me and a couple of my friends decided to go for a stroll around the TajMahal.
We were on our way and suddenly some dark clouds began to set in and the weather became overcast. Finally, the wait was over and it started to rain and that too very heavily. It was as if clouds had burst open. The roads and streets were soon flooded with water. The tin ceilings of the nearby houses were showering big drops of rain. But we all were really enjoying the shower. The river Yamuna was nearly flooding by now. We were all splashing water in joy.
The boys from nearby slums were playing with their umbrellas, splashing water onto one another; they were even floating paper boats in the small pools and rills on the road. They were enjoying thoroughly. Trees and plants were dripping water continuously, it was truly an enchanting scene which stole my heart.
After having enjoyed for an hour or so, we decided to head back home. It was then that we realized that a flood-like phenomenon was shaping up. The water was gushing ‘ down with full might. We were soaked in a couple of feet of water. The traffic had come to a halt. The rainfall was heavier than anyone had expected. But after an hour or two things started to clear up. The rainfall stopped but the roads were still slippery.
The memories of such days are full of amusement, laughter and sometimes even mishaps. Many people don’t prefer monsoons, they complain of floods, of the unhygienic environment created by them or even the water-borne diseases they lead to. But to me, they act as a day of merry-making in the scorching heat of June. They provide satisfac- ; tion in such depressing and unpleasant atmosphere. All of a sudden the weather be comes exhilarating. The atmosphere becomes romantic. The happiness of dirtying clothesby splashing in water is one of the most satisfying mischiefs of our life. Monsoons to me are by far the best part of the year.

Question 2:                                                                                      [10]

(Do not spend more than 20 minutes on this question.)
Select any one of the following:
(a) Your class wants to visit a well-known historical monument in a nearby town. Write a letter to your Principal seeking permission and say why you would benefit from the visit.
(b) Your school recently held a jubilee celebration. Write a letter to your friend who was unable to attend, giving details of the function and your role in it.

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