Category : ICSE English 2012-2013

            <![CDATA[<b><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;">Question 1</span></b><br />

Write a letter to the Customer Care Executive of a Book Publisher in New Delhi complaining about a book you have ordered delivered to you in damaged condition. Explain the nature of the damage and request him to replace it without further delay.
Question 2

Read the following passage and answer the questions a, b, c and d that follow:
A list of queries on email asks recipients to name the world’s richest man in 2008; the winner of the world’s golf title in 2007; the designer of the first rockets; the manufacturer of the first bicycle and so on? building up a roll call of achievers who left their mark on mankind. It ended with, “Who was the teacher who helped you to enjoy school and whom you remember most vividly?”
I don’t know a single recipient of the email who answered a single one of the questions except the last. In other words, everyone’s most unforgettable person was a supportive and encouraging teacher whose wealth, fame and social standing mattered not at all. What the grateful student received was beyond evaluation because what the teacher gave most freely was the precious gift of the self. It was not just knowledge to pass an examination that they gave their students but an understanding of the value of knowledge itself and a love of it.Read More “ICSE 2013 Class X English Paper 1 Grammar and Composition Revision Paper 160103”

            <![CDATA[<span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;">Question 1</span><br />

1. Write a letter to your uncle thanking him for the gift he gave you on your birthday. Tell him how thrilled you are with the gift and how it will be useful to you in the coming days.
2. You are interested in doing a one-month course in Photography during your summer vacation. Write a letter to the Director, Institute of Mass Communication, Kolkata enquiring about the duration of the course, the terms and conditions for admission, Fee Structure and any other details you deem important.
Question 2
a) Rewrite the following sentences correctly according to the instructions given after each. Make other changes that may be necessary without changing the meaning of any sentence.
1. Sheila could not understand the reason for her sister’s offensiveness. [Use: offensive]
2. You ought to be more committed.[Begin: Use the noun form of committed]
3. During her turbulent days Renee had the help of only her friend Sasha. [Begin: Apart…]
4. Reshma asked, “Are you confident that this is the procedure to secure a bank loan?” [Change into reported speech]
5. Stephen apologised earnestly but that had little impression on the teacher.
[Begin: Not even …]
6. It is normal for a child to eat four times a day.Read More “ICSE 2013 English Paper 1 Grammar and Composition Revision Paper 140103”

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English Paper 2: Literature in English

(Two hours)

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 one question each from Section A, B and C and any other two questions.
You should answer five questions in all.
All the questions carry equal marks.

Section A: Drama
As You Like It: William Shakespeare
Question 1
Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:
Celia: Ay Fare you well, fair gentleman.
Orlando: Can I not say ‘I thank you’? My better parts are all thrown down, and that which stands up is but a quintain, a mere lifeless block.
Rosalind: He calls us back: my pride fell with my fortunes;
I’ll ask him what he would. Did you call, Sir? Sir, you have wrestled well, and overthrown more than your enemies.
a) How has Rosalind appreciated Orlando’s victory in the wrestling match?
b) How does Orlando respond when Celia bids him farewell?
c) Why does Orlando compare himself to a quintain?
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