ICSE English Language Sample Class-10 Specimen Model Paper 2020
ICSE English Language Sample Class-10 Specimen Model Paper 2020 . Specimen English Language ICSE Class-10 Sample Paper for 2020. Sample Paper for ICSE Board Class-10 English Language. Hence by better practice and Sample Paper ICSE English Language 2020 is very helpful for ICSE student appearing in 2020 exam of council .
ICSE English Language Sample Class-10 Specimen Model Paper 2020
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 of question 1
and 20 minutes in answering Question 2.
(Do not spend more than 35 minutes on this question.) 
Write a composition (350 – 400 words) on any one of the following:
(a) Me and my big mouth!
(b) Write about a time when you were late for an important function.
What lesson on punctuality did you learn?
(c) Every home should adopt a pet animal. Express your views either for or
against this statement.
(d) Write an original short story which illustrates the truth of the statement,
One lie leads to another
(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 a
clear connection between the picture and your composition.
(Do not spend more than 20 minutes on this question.)
Select one of the following:  (a) Write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper telling him/her what you
think about global warming, its effects and what people should do to
prevent it from getting worse.
(b) A friend of yours has been out of station for a month and there was an
important event/function held in the school while he/she was away. Write
him/her a letter describing of the event/function, and your role in it, and
why your friend was missed.
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
My husband Pele and I were staying in a holiday house overlooking the beautiful,
lush rainforests of Indonesia. The glass walls framed a fine view across the Bagon
Valley to what had been the summer palace of President Suharto.
The first morning we strolled hand in hand up a winding pathway, heading to the
main building for breakfast. But once we arrived at the dinning room, I realized 5
we‟d forgotten our money, so I volunteered to run back to the house. Making my
way down the path, I turned the last corner only to find a giant bird, similar to an
emu, standing outside our front door.
“Hey baby, what are you doing?” I cooed, moving slowly so as not to frighten it.
Having a deep, abiding fascination with all creatures great and small, I wanted a 10
closer look. This was my first mistake.
As I came within a few meters, he took a big breath and let out a nasty hiss, stopping
me in my tracks.
“That‟s not very friendly,” I said, clueless. He hissed again and I promptly made the
second mistake of turning and running, instead of backing away slowly. As I 15
rounded the corner I heard his razor-sharp claws scrabbling on the cobblestones.
His steps sounded like a drum as they hit the ground, quickly coming too close for
comfort. I suddenly changed direction and headed into the trees. Dodged in and out
of the foliage. I hoped my tactic would fool him. A crash behind me indicated no 20
Jumping over a small bush, I found myself out in the open and not far from the dining
room. Picking up speed, I bolted over the plants and rockeries surrounding the
perimeter and dashed through the gate. When I turned to close it, the bird was
nowhere to be seen. 25
I didn‟t realize it and at the time, but I had just come face to face with a cassowary, a
bird also found in Australia‟s north Queensland rainforests. Cassowarys weigh 55
kilos or more, stand about 180 centimeters tall and have saber-like toenails that can
open a human from chin to groin like a zipper and kill humans.
“What‟s wrong?” Pele asked as I stumbled back into the dinning room. 30
“A big bird chased me all the way from the house,” I replied.
“What?” he asked incredulously. “You‟re scared of a bird?”
“It‟s as big as me and very mean,” I said in a rather sulky voice.
“Oh, all right,” he laughed. “I‟ll come with you.”
Much to Pele‟s amusement, I stayed behind him on the path and held onto the back 35
of his shirt as we approached the corner of the house.
“See! There it is. Look at the size of the thing!”
Pele chuckled at the hysteria in my voice. “It‟s all right,” he soothed.
Calmly and confidently he walked toward the cassowary.
“Shoo! Go on, get out,” he said. 40
He made actions with his arms as if it were a pigeon on a window ledge. The
response of the cassowary was the same as before: a big hiss and a step forward.
“Hmm,” said Pele and stopped, not so sure of himself. He tried again. “Go on.”
The cassowary then ran a few paces at us, hissing aggressively, so we quickly
retreated around a corner of the house. Pele picked up a rock the size of his hand and 45
threw it hard, hitting the bird squarely in the chest. It didn‟t budge.
“What are we going to do?” I pleaded. This time, Pele picked up a cane chair.
“Stay behind and I‟ll keep him back. When we get to the door, open it.”
Again I held on to the back of his shirt and we started towards the door. This greatly
displeased the already annoyed cassowary. Charging at us he ripped at the chair with 50
those lethal claws. Pele stopped to steady the chair – and possibly his resolve.
Pele threw the chair at the bird and slammed the door shut.
Ducking the flying cane, the bird ran straight at the glass wall, only to bounce off.
But it didn‟t slow down at all. Pecking and scratching at the glass, it continued the
assault with a sickening ferocity. 55
It was another 15 minutes before the bird weakened and slowed its attack. Thirty
minutes later, we quietly opened the door and crept back to the main building.
Give the meanings of the following words as used in the passage.
One word answers or short phrases will be accepted.
(i) strolled (line 4)