ENGLISH QUESTION PAPER WITH ANSERSHEET MARCH 2022
SSC QUESTION PAPER: MARCH 2022
Sub: English Time: 3 Hours Marks: 80
Section I: Language Study: 10 marks
Q.1 (A) Do as Directed (Attempt any four): [08 Marks]
i. Complete the following words by using correct letters: (2)
a. yo_ng b. wor_d c. r_yal d. h_rse
ii. Put the following words in alphabetical order: (2)
a. parents, mischief, kids, epic
b. time, tough, tame, technique
iii. Punctuate the following sentences: (2)
a. she said I am doing my bit
b. then stay with me tonight she said
iv. Make four words (minimum of three letters each) using the letters in the word: (2)
v. Write the related words as shown in the example: (2)
vi. Complete the word chain of ‘verbs’. Add four words, each beginning with the last letter of the previous word: (2)
eat: _______, _______, _______, _______
(B) Do as Directed: [02 Marks]
(1) Attempt any one: (1)
i. Make a meaningful sentence by using the phrase ‘to run away’.
ii. Add a clause to the following sentence to expand it meaningfully:
I saw a boy
(2) Attempt any one: (1)
i. Add a prefix or suffix to make new words:
a. pay b. happy
ii. Make a meaningful sentence using any one of the following words:
- pay b. happy
Section II: Textual Passages : 20 marks
Q.2 (A) Read the following passage and do the activities: [10 Marks]
(A1) Write whether the following statements are ‘True’ or ‘False’: (2)
i. After a hearty lunch, the narrator settled down with a storybook.
ii. The quiet afternoon presented the perfect backdrop for reading a mysterious story.
iii. The narrator ignored the commotion at first.
iv. The narrator rushed to the veranda to see where his family was.
After a hearty lunch, my parents and my younger sisters lay down for an afternoon
nap and I settled down with a storybook. The quiet afternoon presented the perfect backdrop for reading an adventure story. The silence was occasionally broken by the sound of my family snoring, the intermittent chirping of house sparrows, the harsh cawing of a crow the shrill call of a kite flying high above the ground. Minutes ticked by. I became deeply absorbed in the book.
Suddenly, I heard a group of street dogs barking furiously in the distance. I chose to
ignore the commotion thinking that the pack of dogs might have cornered a hapless pig. But soon, the barking became louder and more aggressive and the alarmed cawing of a flock of crows added to the cacophony. I also heard the disturbance approaching closer. Curiosity got the better of me. Leaving the book aside, I rushed to the veranda to see what was going on.
(A2) Complete the following web:
The sounds that broke
the silence are ……
(A3) Match the describing words from the passage with the given nouns below: (2)
(A4) Do as Directed: (2)
i. I became deeply absorbed in the book. (Rewrite it in Simple Present Tense)
ii. I chose to ignore the commotion. (Underline the infinitive)
(A5) Personal Response: (2)
Which type of story do you like to read? Why?
(B) Read the following passage and do the activities: [10 Marks]
(B1) Complete the following sentences: (2)
i. Meena stayed alone as _________________________________
ii. Meena had the habit of _________________________________
iii. The narrator was caught in ______________________________
iv. Seeing Meena the narrator’s first reaction was _______________
That was Meena. She stayed alone in an apartment as her parents lived in Delhi. She was an only child and had the habit of complaining about anything and everything. Naturally, she wasn’t a very pleasant company and nobody wanted to visit her. Then one day, Meena was transferred to Bombay and soon we all forgot about her.
Many years later, I found myself caught in the rain at Bombay’s Flora Fountain. It was pouring and I didn’t have an umbrella. I was standing near Akbarallys, a popular department store, waiting for the rain to subside. Suddenly, I spotted Meena. My first reaction was to run, even in that pouring rain. I was anxious to avoid being seen by her, having to listen to her never-ending complaints. However, I couldn’t escape. She had already seen me and caught hold of my hand warmly, what’s more, she was very cheerful.
(B2) Describe Meena’s character. (2)
(B3) Find similar words: (2)
i. pleasant – ii. Heavy rainfall –
iii. well known – iv. noticed –
(B4) Do as Directed: (2)
i. She wasn’t a very pleasant company. (Choose the correct question tag)
a. did she? b. can she?
c. can’t she? d. was she?
ii. I spotted Meena. (Rewrite the sentence beginning with ‘Meena ….’)
(B5) Personal Response: (2)
In your opinion, how should a friend be?
Section III: Poetry: 10 marks
Q.3 (A) Read the following stanzas and do the activities: [05 Marks]
(A1) Choose the correct alternative and complete the sentences: (2)
i. The poet suggests to listen to _______ (the sounds of animals/the sounds of life)
ii. The poet suggests to speak to _______ (unfamiliar people/parents)
If you do not travel,
If you do not read,
If you do not listen to the sounds of life,
If you do not appreciate yourself.
You start dying slowly ……..
When you kill your self-esteem;
When you do not let others help you.
You start dying slowly …….
If you become a slave of your habits
Walking everyday on the same paths ……..
If you do not change your routine,
If you do not wear different colours
Or you do not speak to those you don’t know.
You start dying slowly ……….
(A2) Complete the following web: (2)
The poet advices not to… …….
(A3) Find nouns of the following describing words: (1)
i. different ________
ii. same __________
(B) Appreciation of the poem: [05 Marks]
Read the following poem and write an appreciation of it with the help of the points given below:
The World is Mine
Today on a bus, I saw a lovely girl with silken hair
I envied her, she seemed so gay, and I wished I was so fair
When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle
She had one leg and wore a crutch, but as she passed – a smile
O God, forgive me when I whine
I have two legs, the world is mine.
And then I stopped to buy some sweets, The lad who sold them had such charm
I talked with him, he seemed so calm, and if I were late, it would do no harm,
And as I left he said to me “ I thank you, you have been so kind”
It’s nice to talk with folks like you. You see, I’m blind
O God forgive me when I whine
I have two eyes, the world is mine
Later walking down the street, I saw a child with eyes of blue
He stood and watched the others play, it seemed he knew not what to do
I stopped a moment, then I said, why don’t you join the others dear
He looked ahead without a word, and then I knew he could not hear
O God forgive me when I whine
I have two ears, the world is mine.
With legs to take me where I’ll go
With eyes to see the sunset’s glow
With ears to hear what I would know
O God forgive me when I whine
I’m blessed, indeed, the world is mine.
Joy Lovelet Crawford
● Title (1⁄2)
● Name of the poet (1⁄2)
● Rhyme scheme (1)
● Figure of speech (any one) (1)
● Theme/Central idea (in 2 to 3 lines) (2)
Section IV: Non-Textual Passage 15 marks
Q.4 (A) Read the following passage and do the activities: [10 Marks]
(A1) Fill in the blanks: (2)
i. _______ percent of our daily communication is non-verbal.
ii. Eye contact is another type of _______ communication.
iii. Frequent blinking is a sign of the person feeling _______
iv. One can readily detect _______
According to some experts, a staggering 93 percent of our daily communication is
non-verbal. Facial expressions are easy to decipher. One can readily detect happiness,
sadness, anger. Physicians can tell a patient is doing well (or not) by looking at his/her face.
Eye contact is another type of non-verbal communication, which can tell a lot about the other person. The eyes convey a range of emotions-happiness, sadness, boredom, surprise, confidence ………. even emotional interest. Staring at someone’s forehead may intimidate the recipient, staring at the mouth is sometimes interpretated as a sign of emotional interest. In fact staring into someone’s eyes is a sign of lying, and so is looking away. In certain cultures, lack of eye contact is taken as a sign of respect.
If body language is to be defined, it is a combination of facial expression, gestures, eye contact, body movements and posture and voice.
Frequent blinking is a sign of the person feeling distressed or uncomfortable. If the
pupils are dilated, it ofter indicates interest, even emotional interest. The lips also reflect our body language, and lip biting indicates worry and/or anxiety; tightening of the lips may be an indication of disapproval. Slightly turned up lips indicate happiness and slightly turned down lips indicate sadness.
Body language is
A combination of …..
(A3) Find the antonyms of: (2)
i. verbal _______
ii. entertaining _______
iii. sender _______
iv. comfortable _______
(A4) Do as Directed: (2)
i. The eyes convey a range of emotions.
(Frame a ‘Wh’ question in order to get the underlined part as answer).
ii. Physicians can tell about a patient’s wellness. (Rewrite using ‘able to’)
(A5) Personal Response: (2)
Non-verbal communication plays an important role in our daily life. Comment.
(B) Summary Writing: [05 Marks]
Read the passage given in Q. No. 4(A) and write a summary of it. Suggest a suitable title to the summary.
SECTION V : Writing Skill – 20 marks
Q.5 (A) Letter Writing :
A1 or A2. Do any one of the following : [05 Marks]
Imagine you are Sanjay/Sanjana Bhosale from Room No. B/10, Sai Nagar, Purva Colony, Amravati. Now, attempt any one of the following letters after reading the advertisement.
A1. Informal Letter
Look at the poster regarding ‘Road Safety Week’. Write a letter to your brother informing him about safe driving. Use the points given in the poster. Add your own points as a token of advice.
A2. Formal Letter
Look at the poster regarding ‘Road Safety Week’. Write a letter to the Chief Traffic Controller, Amravati thanking him/her for the informative and appealing poster. Mention how it is useful to the residents of Amravati. Add your own points.
(B) B1 or B2. Do any one of the following : [05 Marks]
B1. Dialogue writing :
(a) Prepare a dialogue from the jumbled sentences: (1)
a. It will reach Nagpur at 7:15 a.m.
b. What is the departure time of the Vidarbha Express?
c. When will it reach Nagpur?
d. The departure time is 8:30 p.m.
(b) Complete the dialogue: (1)
Manas: How much is the SSC exam fee?
Manas: When is the last date to submit the exam form?
(c) Write a dialogue between a student and teacher on ‘Importance of Yoga’. (3)
B2. Drafting a speech:
Imagine that you are the general secretary of your school cultural committee. Write a speech on
‘The trees are our best friends’ with the help of the following points:
* Trees give us flowers, fruits, wood, shade and oxygen.
* Trees maintain the balance of nature.
* It is everyone’s responsibility to save trees.
* Plant more trees, save more lives.
* Add your own points.
Q.6 (A) Information Transfer:
A1 or A2. Do any one of the following: [05 Marks]
A1. Non–verbal to verbal:
The following diagram shows important factors to be considered while choosing a career.
Write a paragraph based on it. Give a suitable title to it:
(A2) Verbal to Non-verbal:
Read the following statements and prepare a chart of ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’. Suggest a suitable title for it.
Nature is abode for all of us. It provides us with all our basic needs. However, we must take care of the following things so that our mother nature is not harmed.
* We must plant more trees.
* We should not cut trees.
* We must keep our area neat and clean.
* We should never discharge garbage without proper management.
* We should not pollute air and water.
* We should not use plastic bags.
* We should not hunt birds or animals.
* We should use more of public transport.
* We should spread awareness about the importance of maintaining balance in nature.
(B) Expand the theme:
B1 or B2. Do any one of the following: [05 marks]
(B1) News Report:
Read the following headline and prepare a news report with the help of given points:
21-Year-Old Mayur Wins World Chess Championship
Make use of the following guidelines:
● Lead line
● Body of the report
(B2) Develop a story using the following beginning.
Once upon a time, there lived a woodcutter in a small village. One day he went to the forest
Section VI: Skill Development – 5 marks
Q.7 Translation: [05 marks]
i. Translate the following words into your medium of instruction (any four): (2)
a. Slowly b. Garden
c. Remember d. Scientist
e. Picnic f. Favourite
ii. Translate the following sentences into your medium of instruction (any two): (2)
a. Always speak respectfully with others.
b. Take advices from your parents from time to time.
c. Give respect to elders.
d. Parents and grandparents are the pillars of our family.
iii. Translate the following idioms/proverbs into your medium of instruction (any one): (1)
a. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
b. Cut your coat according to your cloth.
Que. 1. A)
1) i) young ii) world iii) royal iv) horse
2) i) epic, kids, mischief, parents
ii) tame, technique, time, tough
3) i) She said, “I am doing my bit.”
ii) ‘Then stay with me tonight,’ she said.
4) GRAND, DAUGHTER, AND, TEN, NET, ANT, GREAT
5) good, unhappy, old, great, sad, old, beautiful, colourful
6) eat tell laugh hide earn
- a) He ran away from me.
b) I saw a boy who was my friend.
2) a) i) payment / payable ii) unhappy / happiness
b) i) I pay the bill.
ii) Ram is a very happy person.
Que. 2 A)
i) True ii) False iii) True iv) False
Family snoring, The shrill call of a kite.
The intermittent chirping of house sparrows. The harsh cawing of a crow
i) adventure – story
ii) hearty – lunch
iii) younger – sisters
iv) hapless – pig
i) I become deeply absorbed in the book.
ii) I chose to ignore the commotion.
I like to read adventure story. I get a lot of information from it.
Que. 2 B)
i) Meena stayed alone as her parents lived in Delhi.
ii) Meena had the habit of complaining about anything and everything.
iii) Tha narrator was caught in the rain at Bombay’s Flora Fountain.
iv) Seeing Meena the narrator’s first reaction was to run, even in that pouring rain.
Meena stayed alone as her parents lived in Delhi. She had the habit of
complaining about anything and everything. She wasn’t very pleasant company.
i) pleasant = cheerful ii) heavy rainfall = pouring rain
iii) well known = popular iv) noticed = spotted
i) She wasn’t a very pleasant company, was she?
ii) Meena was spotted by me.
A friend should be cheerful, honest, clever . He should be helpful with his
friends any time. He should know ‘ A friend in need is a friend indeed.
- The poet suggests to listen to the sounds of life.
- The poet suggests to speak to unfamiliar people.
The poet advices not to kill your self-esteem and walk every day on the
i) different colours
ii) same paths
Appreciation of the poem
Title: The world is mine
Name of the poet: Joy Lovelet Crawford
Rhyme scheme: aabbcc,
Figure of speech: Alliteration: She seemed so gay. Apostrophe.
Theme / Central idea: The poem is an insight beckoning the modest things which people do usually ignored by themselves. The speaker is
speaking about her perfect creation in comparison with lame,
blind and deaf person…
Que. 4 A)
i) 93 percent of our daily communication is non-verbal.
ii) Eye contact is another type of non-verbal communication.
iii)Frequent blinking is a sign of the person feeling distressed of uncomfortable.
iv) One can readily detect happiness, sadness, anger.
Body language is a combination of facial expression, gestures, eye contact, body movements and posture and voice.
i) verbal X non-verbal ii) entertaining X boredom
iii) sender X recipient iv) comfortable X uncomfortable
- What do the eyes convey?
ii) Physicians are able to tell about a patient’s wellness.
Surely, non-verbal communication plays an important role in our daily life. It
helps us to understand the emotions. It is useful for deaf and mute people.
Que. 4 B) Summary
Importance of non-verbal communication
93% our daily communication is non-verbal Facial expressions can convey all the emotions that a person feels. Eye contact is another way of communication indicates feelings, interest, lying and respect. Body language is mixture of gestures, body movements, posture and voice. Blinking of eyes, lips indicates anxiety and emotions.
Que. 5A) A1. Informal Letter.
Room No. B/20,
19th March 2022
Hope this letter finds you in the best of your health and spirits. Yesterday there was a horrible accident on the Express Highway. I heard the news on Television I was worried and remember you. As you always travelled on this route. Everyone at home is concerned about while you drive. You drive your motorcycle and four-wheeler in great speed. I know you like to drive very fast and you have a good control on the vehicles but remember, ‘speed thrills but
it kills too.
Last month we celebrated ‘Road safety week’ in our college with the help of Traffic Police, Amravati, they published some posters regarding safe driving. I know that you don’t like advice but it is not a advice, it is a request by your younger brother. Dada, you are always in a hurry and so to reach on time safely. While driving a car use seat belt and while riding a bike use helmet without fail. The Traffic Police,’ always urges us not to drink and drive. They insist us not to overtake and not to talk on mobile while driving vehicles. Be careful these rules are for our safety, don’t ignore them.
Dada, you are very responsible person and I’m sure you will always follow the traffic rules because safety is our priority If we want to enjoy the travelling, the safe driving is the only and the best option. This campaign takes a great role in our modern life. It helps to build the accident less life and save lives of many Because of this poster people became more aware and following the traffic rules. I’m sure you too follow the rules and keep you safe. If you do this no one from our family get worried about driving and will enjoy your driving.
Bye then. Take care. Love you too much.
A2 Formal Letter
Room No. B/10,
19th March 2022
The Chief Traffic controller,
Sub: Issuing informative and appealing poster.
I am Sanjana Bhosale, from Sai Nagar. I would like to thank you for issuing very informative and appealing poster during Road Safety Week’. It is very necessary to aware the bike riders and Four-wheel Drivers to follow the traffic rules. Amravati Police always gives first preference to safety. This poster is very useful to the residents of Amravati as there were many motorcycle riders who don’t wear helmet while riding the bike.
You insist them to follow traffic rules such as use seat belt, don’t talk on the mobile, while driving don’t drink and drive. Nowadays the traffic at Amravati’ is increasing and many vehicles on the road. Everyone is in a hurry and it results in overtaking and accidents. Because of your team, people are alert and I’m sure they will keep themselves safe while driving. People realised Speed thrills but it kills too.’ It is good to publish posters like this. Thanks once again.
B1. Dialogue writing: (5 marks)
(a) Jumbled order
(1) What is the departure time of the Vidarbha Express?
(2) The departure time is 8.30 p.m.
(3) When will it reach Nagpur?
(4) It will reach Nagpur at 7.15 am.
(b) Complete the dialogue.
Manas: How much is the SSC exam Fee?
Clerk: The fees for the SSC exam is 7 five hundred only
Manas: When is the last date to submit the exam form?
Clerk: The last date to submit the exam form is 14th February 2022
(c) Write a dialogue
Teacher: Good Morning dear students!
Students: Good Morning, Madam.
Teacher: Do you know, when do we celebrate Yoga Day?
Students: Yes, Mam, it falls on 21st June every year
Teacher: Very Good! Do you know the importance of Yoga in your life?
Student 1: Not exactly, Madam can you explain it for us?
Teacher: Yes, sure
With the kind of lifestyle which today’s generation is leading, yoga has become an important part of our life. Yoga helps us not only to maintain our health but also to boost immunity and improve the overall functioning of our system.
Student 2: Wow! What are the advantages of doing yoga regularly?
Teacher: It gives us healthy and glowing skin along with a peaceful mind.
Student 1: Yoga means doing different?
Teacher: No, yoga means meditaion also. It helps us in performing better in our studies also.
Student 2: Yes, Madam, from today onwards I will regularly do the Yoga’.
Teacher: Good! Do Yoga and stay healthy and happy!
The trees are our best friends
“Good Morning, Respected Principal, my all teachers and dear friends, today on our tree plantation day as the General Secretary of our School cultural committee, I am telling you about our best friends, yes not our classmates but they are our soul mates, lungs of lite, yes l’ m talking about our best friends,’ Trees.
It is correctly said that. when you plant a tree, you plant a life.’ Trees are one of the greatest blessings for humans from Mother Earth. They are the friends who always give us everything without expecting a single thing in return. We usually share everything with our friends’ seeds, herbs and more. In a similarly tree do the same. They give us their fruits, flowers very hot and animals. Trees benefit us day they protect us under their shade. Trees are also a home for several birds in several ways and enhance our lives by are the essence of life. They give us oxygen to breathe, absorb carbon dioxide and timber to make homes. They cause rain preserve water bodies and prevent We cannot survive in soil erosion and floods. They maintain the balance of the Nature.
this world without our friends and similarly it is impossible without trees. Tree to survive on this land give us everything and in return we do nothing for them. The least we can do for trees is to them protect from being cut. Today we should take a oath, that we should take measures to protect our best before it gets too late. So, friends, Trees, dear friends, plant more trees, save more lives.
Thank you very much for the opportunity to communicate with you all and for greenery Day!
Al: Non-verbal to verbal
Important Career Factors.
Choosing a career is a big decision and while choosing a career we have to give importance to some valuable points. Earlier it was the parents, teachers and other siblings who largely influenced our career choices but remember we should not just enter one area because our friends or siblings have picked it up. We should listen to our heart. understand what we are really interested in. See if we are good abilities to fulfil and then only look forward. Also considered the demand of your professionals, In the market, so your future will be secured. Without demand of particular education skill, you will not successes in your career. Though you have good skills in particular profession
but now it is outdated then you will not get success. For example, if you have good skills in shorthand but now this course is not in demand as it replaced with computer technology, you will not get opportunity to show your skill. When you choose particular profession always see your personality abilities. Choosing a career can be daunting task.
Sometime our family professions are in our blood so it is a good choice vise versa it may be a bad choice too. Whatever the career you select it should gain profit and financial stability in future. You should assess your skill and interest. Study the market and consult an experienced person before making a final decision and be secured.
A2 Verbal to Non-verbal
How to take care of bur Mother Nature.
* Do plant more trees.
* Do keep area neat and clean.
* Do use more public transport.
* Do spread awareness about the importance of maintaining balance in nature.
* Don’t cut trees.
* Don’t discharge garbage without proper management.
* Don’t pollute air and water.
* Don’t use plastic bags.
* Don’t hunt birds and animals.
Q.6. (B) Expand the theme:
B1 or B2. Do 5 marks any one of the following.
B1. News Repost:
21 years old Mayur wins
world chess Championship’
Mumbai: 1st January 22
By Staff Reporter
21 years old Mayur won Gold Medal for India in world chess Championship. He won the championship by winning all games but one. In this tournament, the top 56 players from 25 countries had participated. Earlier, Mayur had won AICF Championship 2021 with his win Asian Championship he has qualified to play in the world chess championship to be held later this year The tournament was held on 23rd and 24th December in an online format. Mayur remained undefeated in the tournament scored 8.5 points out of a maximum of a points to win championship. Mayur also stood 1st in the MCA, Maharashtra state chess championship. By winning world chess championship.
Mayur bagged the title along with a prize of R 10 lakhs. The tournament was tough with one with all the contestants putting out their best skills said Mayur about his experience during the tournament. The Prime Minister of India, congratulated Mayur and said that this win is surely a reward for the efforts our young generation have put into chess. The Prime Minister admired him and wish him luck for his bright future. Maharashtra’s chief Minister, the Organizer of this event proudly said that Mumbaikar won the heart of the all contestants. He urged that everyone should learn From him and take his win as their motivation.
Honesty is the best Policy’
Once upon a time there lived a wood-cutter whose name was Mohan Chand, in a small village. He brought some wood from the forest and sold them in the market and earned bread butter for his family. One day as usual he went into the forest and started cutting dry woods from the tallest tree. Accidently he dropped his axe into a river, flowing along with the forest. Mohan Chand wept cried, as this axe was only means of livelihood He was weeping and cursing his luck.
Taking pity on him the River God dived into the water and returned with Golden axe. “Was this what you had lost the God asked but Mohan hand said it was not. The God again dived into the river and returned with ‘Silver axe Mohan hand modestly replied”, It was not mine.” Further he said that his axe war ordinary iron made. The God was pleased as to hear his answer. The God dived into the water and brought the wood cutter’s original Iron axe. Mohan Chand was on cloud nine as he got his axe back. He thanked the God for his deed.
Impressed by honesty the God allowed him to keep all three but Mohan Chand said,” I ‘m happy with my own.” The God rewarded him all three axes. Mohandchand returned home happily. He sold the silver axe and by that money he started small business and lived happily with his family.
Moral: Honesty is the best policy.