H S L C Exam Que Paper English 2015



English 2015

Full Marks: 80   Time: 3 Hours

The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions: 


Section -A

Q. 1. Choose the correct answer from the alternatives given: 1  

(a) I need a hundred pesos ————-.

(currency of India/ Spain/ Latin America)

(b) State whether the following are true or false: 1+1

(i) Nelson Mandela spent twenty years in prison.

(ii) On the day of the inauguration, two national anthems was sung.

(c) The theory of Arab origin draws support from:

(i) The numerous tales of valour related to the sons and father of Coorgi homes.

(ii) The long black coat with an embroidered waist belt worn by the Kodavus.

(iii) The traditions and religious rites which are distinct from the Hindu mainstream.

Q. 2. What happened to Lencho’s field after the hailstorm? 1

Q. 3. Where is Coorgi? 1

Q. 4.What did courage mean to Mandela? 2

Q. 5. Mention the story that supports that the people of Coorg are of Greek origin. 2                  

Q. 6. ‘’These are not raindrops falling from the sky, they are new coins.” Why did Lencho consider the raindrops as ‘new coins’?  2  Q. 7. Narrate briefly Rajbir’s remarks on the discovery of tea and the legends that surround it. 3

Q. 8. What did Valli see on her way that made her laugh? 2


Section – B 

Q. 9. Choose from the box given below, the words that rhyme with the following:  1 × 2 =2

feet, silent

(run, slow, violent, seat, city)

Q. 10. Choose the meaning of the underlined words from the alternatives given in brackets: 1×2 = 2

(a) He stalks in his vivid stripes. (glaring/ dark/ pale)

(b) In his quiet rage. (mood/violent anger/ walk)

Q. 11. What could Amanda do if she were a mermaid? 1

Q. 12. How do we know that Amanda was a teenager? 1

Q. 13. Why did the poet feel more at home with animals than humans? 2

Q. 14. Why did Custard cry for a nice safe cage? 2


Q. 15. (a) How does Ausable manage to make Max believe that there is a balcony attached to his room? 5           


(b) Horace Danby was a meticulous planner but still, he faltered. Where did he go wrong and why? 2=3+5

Q. 16. (a) Who was Griffin? How did he become invisible? Why Mrs Hall find him eccentric? 5


(b) Who was Bill? How did he befool the lawyer? 1+4 = 5


Section -D 

Q. 17. Fill in the blanks with right determiners 1×2=2

Please give me ——— time to finish the work. Then I will take you to ———— university.

Q. 18. Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions from the choices given in the brackets: 1×2=2

Q. 19. Use the appropriate form of tenses of the verbs given in the brackets: 1×2=2

Q. 20. Change the form of narration of the following: 1×2=2

Q. 21. Change the voice of the following sentences: 1×2=2

Q. 22. Combine the following pair of sentences into a single sentence: 1×2=2

(a) I have lost the pen. You gave it to me. 

(b) Health is very important. It must not be neglected.

Q. 23. Choose the alternatives from the choices given in the brackets: 1

Q. 24. Make sentences to show the use of any two of the following phrases: 1×2=2

Q. 25. Correct the errors in the following sentences:(any two) 1×2=2

Q. 26. Translate into English.

(i) মায়ে মোক সুধিছিল, ‘সঁচা কথা কৈছানে?’

(ii) মই সাঁতোৰিব নোৱাৰাৰ নিচিনাই। 

(iii) তুমি কেতিয়াবা সিংহ দেখিছানে?

(iv) যিজন মানুহ আজি আমাৰ স্কুললৈ আহিছিল তেখেতক মই চিনি পাওঁ।

(v) মই নহালৈকে তুমি ৰ’বা।


Give the substance of the following passage:

Q. 27. Answer either (a) or (b)

(a)Write an essay on either of the following topics on about 150 words: 6

(i) Kaziranga National Park

(ii) A Journey by Bus

(b) Write a story in about 150 words using the outline given below:

28. Answer either (a) or (b)

Write a letter to the Editor of a local English newspaper about frequent load shedding in the evening in your locality. 5

(b) A Flood relief work has been done by the students of your school. Write a report for your local daily using the information given below:

Date and time of the work.

How the place was reached

Number of students taking part

Number of people affected

Relief materials distributed


Q. 29. Read the following passages carefully and answer the questions given below: 5+5=10

The great advantage of early rising is that one can start one’s work long before others. The early riser has done a large amount of hard work before other men have got out of bed. Early in the morning, the mind is fresh and no sound or noises disturb our attention. The work done at that time is generally well done. Also one finds time to take some exercise in the fresh morning air. Exercise supplies him with a good deal of energy that enables him to work until the evening. By beginning so early, he knows that he has plenty of time to do his work thoroughly. He does not have to hurry over any part of his work. He gets to sleep long before midnight. At that time sleep is most refreshing. After a night’s sound rest, he rises early next morning in good health ready for the labour of a new day.


(i) What advantage does an early riser have over others? 1

(ii) Why should one take exercise in the morning and begin one’s work so early? 2

(iii) What are the uses of going to sleep long before midnight?  1

Q.30. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:

Over many days and months, Valli listened carefully to the conversation between her neighbour and people who regularly used the bus and she also asked a few discreet questions here and there. This way she picked up various small details about the bus journey. The town was six miles from her village. The fare was thirty paise one way- ‘ which is almost nothing at all’, she heard one well-dressed man say, but to Valli, who scarcely saw that much money from one month to the next, it seemed a fortune. The trip to the town took forty-five minutes. On reaching the town, if she stayed in her seat and paid another thirty paise, she could return home on the same bus. This meant that she could take the one o’ clock afternoon bus, reach the town at one forty-five, and be back home by about two forty-five. 

On and on Valli went her thoughts as she calculated and recalculated, planned and replanned.


(i) What did Valli find out about the bus journey? How did she find out these details? 1+ 2 =  3

(ii) What do you think Valli was planning to do? 2

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