STD.: X TIME: 2 hrs. SECOND PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION 2020-2021 ENGLISH LANGUAGE Paper I DATE: 18.02.2021 MARKS: 80 Answer 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 all questions. The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ]. You are advised to spend not more than 30 minutes in answering Question 1 and 20 minutes in answering Question 2. This paper consists of five printed pages. Nothing should be written on the Question Paper. Question 1 (Do not spend more than 30 minutes on this question.) Write a composition (300 - 350 words) on any one of the following:  a) Narrate your experience when you faced something unexpected. Give details on what the incident was, mentioning your thoughts and feelings and the outcome of that incident. b) You arrived home late in the evening from a family function, to find that some people from your neighbourhood have surrounded your next-door neighbour s house. Describe what you discovered. How did you and your family react? c) Volunteering for social causes should be made compulsory in schools. Express your views either for or against this statement. d) Write an original short story that begins with the words As the tail-lights of the car faded into the darkness, the only thing I could think of was what I had to do next. e) Study the picture given below. Write a short story or description or an account of what the picture suggests to you. Your composition may be about the subject of the picture or you may take suggestions from it Continued on Page 2
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