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English Language Semester-1 ICSE Specimen Paper Solved Class-10

English Language Semester-1 ICSE Specimen Paper Solved Class-10.  Step by step solutions of ICSE Class-10 specimen model sample paper .  During solutions of semester-1 English Language  Paper-2 specimen paper so that student can achieve their goal in next upcoming exam of council .

English Language Semester-1 ICSE Specimen Paper Solved Class-10

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Board ICSE
Class  10th (X)
Subject English Language  Paper-2
Topic Semester-1 ICSE Specimen Paper Solved
Syllabus  on bifurcated syllabus (after reduction)
session 2021-22
Question Type  MCQ/ Objective (as prescribe by council)
Total
question
Total- 2 (with all parts)
Max mark 40
Mode Online
Warning :- before viewing solution view Question Paper

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Question 1

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:  (English Language Semester-1 ICSE Specimen )

I was never able to get over the feeling that plants ……………………. She grumbled at Grandfather a lot, but he didn’t mind, because he knew she loved him.

[From ‘The Tree Lover’, Rusty the Boy from the Hills by Ruskin Bond]

(a) For each word given below choose the correct meaning (as used in the passage) from the options provided:

(i) tenderness:

1. affection
2. soreness
3. youthfulness

Solution :

1. affection

(ii) explanation:

1. an excuse or pretext
2. a statement or account that makes something clear
3. a long-winded speech

Solution :

2. a statement or account that makes something clear

(iii) vigorous:

1. strong, healthy, and full of energy
2. manipulating and meandering

3. timorous

Solution :

1. strong, healthy, and full of energy

(b) Why did the author feel that plants loved Grandfather with as much tenderness as he loved them?

1. He saw the tendril of a creeping vine move very slowly towards Grandfather and cross the veranda step to touch Grandfather’s feet.
2. Because the creeper moved as they sat there, in the soft sunshine of a north Indian winter; it was something to do with light and warmth.
3. He saw the tendril of a creeping vine moving very slowly towards him, crossing the veranda step to touch the author’s feet.

Solution :

1. He saw the tendril of a creeping vine move very slowly towards Grandfather and cross the veranda step to touch Grandfather’s feet.

(c) Where had Grandfather worked for many years?

1. the Indian Revenue Service
2. the Botanical Gardens
3. the Indian Forest Service

Solution :

3. the Indian Forest Service

(d) Which trees did Grandfather plant around his bungalow?

1. limes, mangoes, oranges, guavas, eucalyptus, jacaranda, the Persian lilac and a peepul tree
2. limes, mangoes, oranges, guavas, eucalyptus, jacaranda and the Persian lilac
3. creeper vines, limes, mangoes, oranges, guavas, eucalyptus, jacaranda, the Persian lilac, ladybirds and caterpillars

Solution :

2. limes, mangoes, oranges, guavas, eucalyptus, jacaranda and the Persian lilac

(e) Why does the author say peepul trees are great show-offs?

1. because there are peepul trees all over India, and people sometimes leave offerings of milk and flowers beneath them to keep the spirits happy.
2. because even when there is no breeze, their broad-chested, slim-waisted leaves will spin like tops, determined to attract your attention and invite you into the shade.
3. because ghosts lived in peepul trees where there was both board and lodging.

Solution :

2. because even when there is no breeze, their broad-chested, slim-waisted leaves will spin like tops, determined to attract your attention and invite you into the shade.

(f) How do we know Grandfather was fit?

1. because even at about sixty he was a lean active man who still rode his bicycle at great speed.
2. because he climbed up but couldn’t get down from the jackfruit tree.
3. because he planted so many trees around his bungalow all by himself.

Solution :

1. because even at about sixty he was a lean active man who still rode his bicycle at great speed.

(g) Why did ladybirds or caterpillars sometimes wander about on the tablecloth?

1. because Grandfather came straight to the dining table after his work in the garden.
2. because Grandfather loved both plants and animals and liked to keep them near.
3. because Grandfather wore his gardening clothes at mealtimes and they would wander off his shirtsleeves and onto the tablecloth.

Solution :

3. because Grandfather wore his gardening clothes at mealtimes and they would wander off his shirtsleeves and onto the tablecloth.

(h) What has the author said about the old peepul tree? Which of the following combination of sentences best summarizes the answer?

1. The old peepul knocked down the brick walls of an abandoned outhouse with its vigorous growth. There are peepul trees all over India, and people sometimes leave offerings of milk and flowers beneath them to keep the spirits happy. Govind said that once, when he was a youth, he had wandered beneath a peepul tree late at night, and that something heavy had fallen with a thud on his shoulders. Since then he had always walked with a slight stoop.

2. The old peepul knocked down the brick walls of an abandoned outhouse with its vigorous growth. Grandmother wanted it cut down but Grandfather said they could always build another one. Govind was pleased but frightened of resident ghosts. As no one left any offerings under the tree, the author decided the ghosts must have left in disgust, to look for trees offering board and lodging.

3. The old peepul knocked down the brick walls of an abandoned outhouse with its vigorous growth. There are peepul trees all over India, and people sometimes leave offerings of milk and flowers beneath them to keep the spirits happy. Grandmother said Govind got his stoop from squatting on his haunches year after year, weeding with that tiny spade of his rather than from any resident ghosts alighting on his shoulders.

Solution :

2. The old peepul knocked down the brick walls of an abandoned outhouse with its vigorous growth. Grandmother wanted it cut down but Grandfather said they could always build another one. Govind was pleased but frightened of resident ghosts. As no one left any offerings under the tree, the author decided the ghosts must have left in disgust, to look for trees offering board and lodging.

Question 2   (English Language Semester-1 ICSE Specimen )

(a) Fill in the blanks with the correct forms of the words provided after the passage:

When he saw the cottage, over amongst some bushes with a rank growth of nettles at one end, he (i) ____________ (think) it was a miserable place. But when he came close to the peeling lime wash, the torn-down ivy, sagging roof, the (ii) ____________ (break) stone doorstep, thick with trampled mud, he saw that it was a wretched house. The door (iii) ____________ (stand) half-open, stuck. He knocked at it and (iv) ____________ (listen) to the acute silence. He knocked again firmly and thought he (v) ____________ (hear) thin whisperings. He did not like the (vi) ____________ (hush) fear in the sounds, and was just about (vii) ____________ (knock) peremptorily when there was a shuffling and, as quietly as an apparition, a woman (viii)________ (is) there.

(i)

1. Thinks
2. thought
3. thinked

Solution :

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