Kerala Plus One English Model Question Papers Paper 3
Time Allowed: 2 1/2 hours
Cool off time: 15 Minutes
Maximum Marks: 80
General Instructions to Candidates
- There is a ‘Cool off time’ of 15 minutes in addition to the writing time.
- Use the ‘Cool off time’ to get familiar with questions and to plan ypur answers.
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- Give equations wherever necessary.
- Electronic devices except nonprogrammable calculators are not allowed in the Examination Hall.
Read the following lines and answer the questions given below:
If thou art worn and hard beset
With sorrows that thou wouldst forget
If thou wouldst read a lesson, that will keep
Thy heart from fainting and thy soul from sleep,
Go to the woods and hills! No tears
Dim the sweet look that Nature wears
Why does the poet suggest to go to the hills and woods?
What does the line,”… No tears Dim the sweet look that Nature wears”, mean?
What message do you get from the above lines?
Choose appropriate words from the box to complete the passage.
however, probably, that, instead, as Yesterday was a bright sunny weekend. I had the chance to participate in a get-together party planned by my friends, (a) …………….. I could not go and meet them; …………….. (b) had to finish the backlog of work (c) …………….. was pending with me. (d) …………….. I would have missed a lot of fun with my friends!
Questions 5 and 6: Read the following excerpt from the story, ‘His First Flight’ and answer the questions.
“The sight of the food maddened him. How he loved to tear food that way, scraping his beak now and again to what it. He uttered a low cackle. His mother cackled too and looked
Why did the sight of the food madden him?
Do you think the attitude of the mother bird is apt for the situation? Give reasons. 2
Read the following notice. There are mistakes in it. Edit the mistakes.
The Nature Club of our school are planning to conduct a two day ‘Nature’ camp. Those who wishs to participate are requested to contact the Nature Club convenor.
Maggie visited Mr. Gupta on the day of his departure. They got into a conversation.
Maggie: Are you leaving today?
Mr. Gupta: Yes, Maggie, today is the day of my departure.
Maggie: How long will it take you to reach your country?
Mr. Gupta: A little more than two weeks.
Later Mr. Gupta reported the conversation to his hostess. He began as follows :
Maggie asked me whether I was leaving that day…
How can you help Mr. Gupta report the entire conversation?
Questions (9 14): Answer any five of the following questions in not more than 80 words. Each question carries 4 scores.
In the poem ‘To Sleep’s the poet mentions about the three sleepless nights he had. He intensely yearns for a night’s sleep. Have you ever had such sleep nights? If so, write about the experience. You can begin like this: If I had slept well…
Write a short note on the role played by Jane Hawking in the life of Stephen Flanking.
While visiting the Island of Kadavu, you were curious to know more about the place. Frame 4 questions pertaining to the legend, geographical features, life style and culture of the place, which you could possibly ask your tour guide.
Mahatma Gandhi entered the Indian political scenario when there was a dire need for good leadership. He exhorted Indians to strive for a two fold action. Explain.
Captain Jovis invited the attention of all the passengers when the balloon was ready for the journey. He made a short introductory speech just before the journey. What could be the words spoken by him?
Mr. Gupta felt tike returning the coin which Maggie had given him to buy flowers. What do you think were his reasons for this?
Questions(15 – 19): Answer any four of the following questions in not less than 100 words. Each question carries 5 scores.
Write an article explaining the need and importance of investing quality time with family and nature rather than with the social media.
Lack of fitness leads to lifestyle diseases among youngsters. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper on this topic.
The Indian Space Research Organization plans to conduct a workshop on the current developments in the field of lnformation Technology. You get an opportunity to represent your school in the workshop. Draft an email to your friend sharing your thoughts regarding this.
‘Action speaks louder than words. Good deeds will be remembered forever’. Write a paragraph about this, supporting your argument
Sketch the character of Hasan in ‘The Serang of Ramaganji’.
Questions (20 – 23): Answer any three of the following each in not more than 250 words. Each question carries 8 scores.
As a news reporter, you are present at the venue to report the trip of the hot air balloon, LeHorla. Prepare a report about the maneuver and the rise of the balloon.
“Pursuing happiness in this world is like chasing our own shadow”. Write an essay on how Chekhov substantiates this view in the story’ Gooseberries’.
The poem ‘If describes the traits of a perfect man. Keeping in mind the views and perspectives of the poet, draft a speech on the topic “Importance of Values in Human Life”.
Read the poem, ‘Where the Sidewalk Ends’ by Shel Silverstein and prepare an appreciation of the poem.
Where the Sidewalk Ends
There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins
And there the grass grows soft and white
And there the sun burns crimson bright
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.
Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the thek streetwinds and bends
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow
And watch where the chalkwhite arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.
And we’ll gOw where the chalkwhite arrows go,
Forthechildren, they mark, and the children, they know
Theplace where the sidewalk ends.
[Crimson = red; pepper = a spice used for flavouring food; mint = a green spicy leaf; asphalt = a dark mixture of sand or gravel used for surfacing roads.]
If you are tired and troubled with problems go to the forest and hills. You will forget your problems and your mind will be filled with optimism.
When you are sad and your life is filled with problems, go to the hills and woods to get filled with positively. No tears can get rid of the beauty of nature.
People who want to forget their sorrows should go to the nature. All your problems will disappear and you will be optimistic.
The seagull was mad with hunger. The sight of food maddened him but he was afraid to fly.
The mother bird wanted him to fly. She came with a piece of fish to tempt him into flight. Hence the attitude of the mother bird is apt for the situation.
The Nature club of our school is planning to conduct a two day’ Nature Camp’. Those who wish to participate are requested to contact the nature club Convenor.
Maggie asked me whether I was leaving that day. I replied that it was the day of my departure. Maggie asked me how long it took me to reach my country. I replied that it took a little more than two weeks.
If I had spent well I wouldn’t have been so tired. I could have attended my classes well. I could have scored good marks in my exams and I wouldn’t have failed. I regret the nights I wasted my sleep by unnecessarily playing games in my mobile. Lack of sleep disturbs our mind so have a sound sleep.
Jane was a shy teenager. She was optimistic and had a strong faith in God. She was in no. way upset by the physical or mental condition of Hawking. Hawking liked her optimism and this made their friendship grow. They thought that together they could achieve something good. He was able to get a research fellowship at Cai;us. They got married in 1965 and had three children. It was, in fact, Janne who gave Hawking the moral courage to overcome his adversity and achieve great thing for mankind. Jane’s words gave Hawking confidence and that is how he applied for a research fellowship at carus.
- Who do you think are really punished, the Nabukelevu fishermen or two women from Namuana ?
- What do the lines of the song indicate ?
- How according to the legend did the warriors of kadavu save themselves a long joun ey by sea ?
- What does the change in weather signify ?
The social life of India was disturbed by the first world war. Poverty and unemployment was rampant. The political condition also became worse. It was at this time Gandhi arrived this coming was like a beam of light that pierced the darkness. India’s freedom struggle took a new path. Gandhi stressed the importance of truthfulness and fearlessness. He awarded millions of Indians. He exerted the people to fight against political slavery, economic backwardness, social inequalities and abuses like untouchability and caste system. Gandhi teachings and leadership gave a new energy to India’s freedom movement, morally and politically Gandhiji was a leader of excellence. He is a vital man with self confidence and unusual power. Gandhiji attracted the Indian masses and is enshrined in the minds of millions of people in the world.
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the gas works at La Villete. I know all of you are excited to watch the take off the Le Hork, the hot air balloon. The balloon looks like a cake made of yellow cloth. There are 5 passengers including me and all the final preparations are over. Thank you all of you for gathering here to see fly. Hope you will remember us in you prayers. With this I end my words. Thank you.
Mr. Guptha wanted to give back the shilling saying that flowers were plenty in India and there was me need of buying them. But then he thought that it would deprive Maggie of the day of the sacrifice for her expired brother. So he accepted it. The price of flowers was a symbiotic of the band of human relation. The one shilling which Maggie gave Mr. Gupta was the fruit of her hard labour.
Need and Importance of investing quality time with family and nature rather than with social media.
Healthy families Loop good balance between ‘too much’ and not enough time together. They spend enough time to spending all family members. Children learn to bring balance to their lives when they see their parents setting aside time for what they value. The main reason why family time is important is because you need to develop his and bond with your family. Spending family time together ensures that a deep, strong, family bond develops.
In the same way spending more time with nature improves your vitality. If you live naer ” green space you are live likely to be depressed. Exposure to plants and parks boost immunity.
Nowadays it is seen that teenagers as well as adults are spending more time with social media. Social media has advantages as well as disadvantages. Disadvantages include:
Addiction: The addictive part of social media is very bad and can disturb personal live a well. The teenagers are the most affected by the addiction of the social media. They get involved very extensively out off from the society.
Health causes : The excess usage of social media can also have a negative impact in health.
Glamorizes Drugs and Alcohol one of the disadvantages of social media is that people start to follow others who are wealthy and drug addicted and share their videos on the web. Which eventually inspires others to follow the same and get addicted to drug and alcohol.
New Indian Express,
Sub: Life style diseases among youngsters,
A major problem that we are facing today is life style diseases among youngsters. A major reason of life style disease is lack of fitness.
Life style diseases are defined as diseases linked with the way people live their life. This is commonly caused by alcohol, drug and smoking abuse as well as lack of physical activity. Researchers are stating that strong evidence shows physical inactivity increases the risk of many major adverse health conditions including death. Lack of exercise is a major cause of chronic disease, less active and less fit people have a greater risk of developing high blood pressure.
Youngsters are aware about this fact but most of them fail to keep themselves fit. So it would be kind of you if you highlight this topic through the column of your esteemed daily.
Hope you are fine. Long since heard from you. I am very happy as I am representing my school in the workshop conducted by ISRO on the topic current developments in the field of I.T. Iam very much excited. This is a great platform for me to learn a lot of new advancements in the field of I.T. I will be leaving tomorrow. Will mail you soon as I return from the workshop. I will take this as a golden opportunity. With this I am ending my mail.
Hoping to hear from you soon.
‘Death and Leveller ‘ is a poem about death. The main idea of the poem is vanity and impermanence of earthly glory and power. Death makes no discrimination between high and low, rich and poor, strong and weak and ignorant and learned. It reduces everything to dust. Only the good beside done during the life time will remain forever. Good deeds are seldom remembered, bad deeds are seldom forgotten. The good deed you do today for a brother or sister will come back to you some day, for humanity is a circle in deed. Good deeds from good intentions flow, but good intention only build for us a place below.
The serang of Ranaganji was short and looked ugly. His name was Hasan and was the Quarter Master of the ship. He was the person who sacrificed his life to save other men. There is no sacrifice greater than giving one’s life for another person. There was a bright future waiting for him. These was an eventful and colourful life ahead of him. But he sacrificed everything, including his life for one of his comrades. What he did is true heroism. It was real sacrifice. He is an example of selfless souls whom the world need.
“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Gas works at La Villete. There are some five hundred people gathered here to watch the take off of Le Horla, the hot air balloon. The balloon has been filled up and it is swelling and wriggling like a huge worm. Now the passengers are getting in. The Captain Jovis, Lieutenant Mallet, Etienne Beer, Paul Blessand and Maupassant are entering into the basket one by one. They seem to be very enthusiastic. The ladies are asked to keep off as there is a possibility of sand being thrown on their heads. Theropeis cut and Le Horla is rising up like a bird. All people are looking up. Their eyes move up as the balloon soars up. They applaud with joy. Le Horla climbs above the city of Paris. It is slowly disappearing. Let us wish the passengers good luck and safe landing. Together with photographer Ajith I am Aish Prabhakar, Asia Net News.”
Gooseberries by Anton Chekov is a story about two brothers Ivan and Nicholai. Both have different attitudes. Nicholai preferred to live in a farm house, He loved nature, flowers and fruits. Ivan’s attitude was just the opposite through he also loved the country side he was not very passionate. The story Gooseberries is essential a satire on maris search for happiness. Pursuing happiness in this world is like chasing our own shadow. Human life is very much like gooseberries.
Here the brother Nicholai looked after his soul and dis good works in a proud manner. He wished to have a gooseberry bush in his farm and he lived a stingy life to achieve his goal. Nicholai was happy with his life as his dearest dream had come true. He got what he wanted. He laugh with joy on seeing his first gooseberries.
Happiness can be achieved through fulfilment of your dreams. Gooseberries may be hard and sour for Ivan and they are delicious to Nicholai.
Happiness differs from individual to individual.
A very warm welcome to all. I am here to speak a few words on the topic “Importance of values in Human Life”.
Our value inform our thoughts, words and actions. Our values are important because they help in to grow and develop. The decisions we make are a reflection of our values and beliefs and they are always directed towards a specific purpose. Values are our personal set of beliefs about what is important, unimportant, right, wrong, good and bad. When we are controlled by choices, options or moral dilemmas the decision we make will indicate what values we hold. Human values give worthnen and respect to life.
Moral values are the good values taught to help people lead a disciplined life. Moral values include good habits such as honesty, helpfulness, love, hard work and compassion.
It would the society well if the following seven moral values for students were taught in schools.
- Unconditional love and kindness
- Hard work
- Respect for others
We all protect our life because we care for it more than anything else. If life is so important, the values of life are even more important.
Silverstein begin the poem by describing the place where the side walk ends. He says” and watch where the halkwhite arrow go. To the place where the side walk end” Meaning that if you are alert and aware, the hopeless minded adult can find a way to get to the place where the side walk ends. Silver stain is famous for being a children’s poet yet many of the ideas trucked in the corner of ‘Where the sidewalk ends’ are made for adults.
The place where the side walk end is only encountered by imagination. As he mention the gram growing soft and white and also the ‘ooling of the pepperment wind’s, we know that their is a mental state, how someone view, the world. As silverstein writes in the second stanza, saying ‘Let us leave this place where the smoke blowes black and Dark street winds and bends’. He is refferering the world that adults live in, the one that is for from what he described as the place where the sidewalk ends. There is a transition in the middle of the stanza though, a transition from despair to hope, hope of activating the child like imagination.
The final stanza is simple, yes we’ll walk with a walk that is measured and slow, And we’ll go where the chalk white arrows go, for the children, they man and the children, they know the place where the side wall ends. Sil verstain is saying we’ll follow the arrows and we’ll go. Yes we will open our minds and look for the signs to find the place where the sidewalk ends.