ISC - Class XII English Language (English Paper 1) Board Paper - 2017 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.) (a) Imagine that you visited a remote village untouched by the influence of technology. Describe the village, the people, their routine and at least one person you met there. How did you feel at first? What were your feelings when you had to return? (b) You were waiting at the ATM booth of Focus Bank, when a white car drew up and four men with masks rushed into the bank. Narrate how an attempted bank robbery was foiled by an alert security guard. (c) Today s youth is more practical and less swayed by emotions . Argue for or against the given statement. (d) Sacrifice. (e) It is easier to preach than to practise . Express your views on the given statement. (f) Write an original short story beginning with the following words: Everything went horribly wrong that evening .. Question 2. As a reporter you have visited a number of hospitals in your city. Write a newspaper report entitled City Hospitals , based on the following points:  Buildings and infrastructure maintenance of the hospitals quality of services Doctors nursing staff waiting period for treatment emergency facilities other facilities available medical equipment overall opinion. Question 3. 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. (10) Example : (0)(A) : He always obeys his teachers. (B) : His teachers . Page | 1
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