ISC - Class XII English Language (English Paper 1) Board Paper - 2016 Time: 3 hrs Total Marks: 100 General Instructions: 1. Answers to this paper must be written on the paper provided separately. 2. Candidates are allowed additional 15 minutes for only reading the paper. They must NOT start writing during this time. 3. The time given at the head of the paper is the time allotted for writing the answers. 4. Attempt all four questions. (You are advised to spend not more than 50 minutes on Question 1, 40 minutes on Question 2, 30 minutes on Question 3 and 1 hour on Question 4.) (You should begin each answer on a fresh page.) The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ]. Question 1. Write a composition (in approximately 450-500 words) on any one of the following subjects : (You are reminded that you will be rewarded for orderly and coherent presentation of material, use of appropriate style and general accuracy of spelling, punctuation and grammar.)  ( ) Describe any three important lessons that you have learnt through the course of your life. How did you learn these lessons and why do you think they are so important. (b) Relate how the reading of literature has enriched and refined you. (c) Every cloud has a silver lining. Express your views on the above statement. (d) Deception. (e) Argue for or against the statement: We live in deeds and not in years. (f) Write an original short story beginning with the following words : The voice was familiar but I could not recognise the face Question 2.  Imagine that you are the Head Boy/Head Girl of ABC Public School. You have to deliver a speech at the Farewell Party organized by your juniors. Prepare a suitable speech for the occasion using the notes given below : Years spent early memories association with juniors skills acquired values learnt memorable moment gratitude to teachers message for juniors future plans thanks giving. Question3.  Answer sections (a), (b) and (c). (a) In each of the following items, sentence A is complete, while sentence B is not. Complete sentence B, making it as similar as possible to sentence A. Write sentence B in each case. Example: (0)(A) : No sooner had the match finished than it began to rain. (B) : Hardly .. Answer: (0) Hardly had the match finished when it began to rain. (1)(A) : If he does not run fast, he will lose the race. (B) : Unless .. Page | 1
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