UP Board Guess Paper English (Second) Class 12th – 2011 (Set-1)

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Subject – English (Second Paper)

Class – XII

Time: 3 Hours                                                                       Max. Marks: 50

1. (a) Change the following into Indirect form of speech:                           2

         (i) The Amar Ujala said, ”We are not responsible for any error in the publication of the result.”

         (ii) The teacher said to students, “Do not laugh at the old beggar.”

    (b) Combine the following sets of sentences as directed against each:            2

         (i) It is very hot. We cannot continue our journey. (Simple sentence)

         (ii) He is telling a lie. It is clear. (Complex sentence)

    (c) Transform the following sentences as directed within brackets:               2

         (i) Sita is more beautiful than Sarla. (Positive)

         (ii) O! For a glimpse of my motherland. (Assertive)

(d) Correct four of the following sentences:                                                  2

         (i) I as well as he is honest.

         (ii) He Talks as if he was mad.

         (iii) Do not make noise.

         (iv) Sun rises in east.

         (v) The jury were divided in its opinion, and could not agree as to the verdict.

         (vi) I will not help you unless you do not work hard.

         (vii) I asked him how did he come there.

2. Use three of the following idioms /phrases in your own sentences so as to make their meanings clear:                3

         (i) All in all                                      (ii) An apple of discord

         (iii) Black sheep                              (iv) Out of date

         (v) Give Up                                     (vi) To beat about the bush

3. (a) Give the synonyms of the following words:                                           1

         (i) Busy                            (ii) Confess

(b) Give the antonyms of the following words:                                               1

         (i) Acquit                         (ii) Barren

(c) Substitute one word for the following expressions:                                   1

         (i) Which can’t be heard.

         (ii) Which is fit to eat or consume.

(d) Use the following words in sentences of your own so as to bring out the difference in their meanings clearly:                 1

          Cite,            Site,               Sight

4. (a) Translate the following into English:                                                   10

बीरबल की एकलोती लड़की का नाम शान्ता था | वह ५ वर्ष की छोटी सी लड़की थी | एअक दी शान्ता अपने पिता के पास दोड़कर आई | वे दरबार जाने के लिए तैयार बैठे थे | शान्ता उनके पैरों से लिपट गयी | वह भी उनके साथ जाना चाहती थी | बीरबल ने भी उसे साथ ले लिया | शान्ता ने बहुत से बड़े दरबारियों को देखा पर वह डरी नहीं | वह सीधे उस व्यक्ति के पास गयी जो बीच में बैठा था | वे ही बादशाह थे | शान्ता ने झुककर उन्हें सलाम किया | बादशाह ने खुश हो कर उसे प्यार किया ओर अपने पास बैठने को कहा |

(b) Translate the following into Hindi:                                                            5

Portia dressed herself and her maid Nerissa in men’s attire. Putting on the robes of a counselor, she took Nerissa along with her as her clerk. They set out immediately and arrived at Venice on of the trial. And now began this important trial. Portia looked around her and she saw the merciless Jew and Bassanio and his bosom fried Antonio.

5. Write an essay on any one of the following topics in about 250 words:         10

         (i) Effect of Television on Modern Youth.

         (ii) A Great Leader of India.

         (iii) An Ideal Citizen

6. Write a letter to your friend inviting him to attend the annual function of your college.                   5


   Write a letter to the Senior Superintendent of Police of your city, drawing his attention to increasing numbers of thefts and chain snatching incidents in your locality.

7. Read the following passage and answer the questions given below it:                               5

The best part of every men’s education is that which he gives to himself. The education received at school or college is but a beginning, and is valuable chiefly because it trains the mind and makes at accustomed to continuous application and study. That which is put into us by others is always far less than that which we acquire by our own efforts. Knowledge conquered by labour becomes a possession – a property entirely our own. Our own active effort is the essential thing: and no facilities, no teachers, no amount of lesson learnt by rote will enable us to so without it.


         1. Why is education valuable?

         2. When does knowledge become our property?

         3. Give a suitable heading to the passage.

         4. Explain the italicized portions.

         5. Which education is more useful?

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