1. Write an essay of 100 to 120 words on any One of the following topics:- (10)
(i) Importance of Computer
(ii) Picnic at a Seaside
(iii) Traffic Hazards in Karachi
(iv) War against Terrorism
(v) The Personality I Like most 2
2. Write an application to the Headmaster I Headmistress of your school requesting him/her to grant you sick leave for one week. (08)
Write a Letter to the editor of a newspaper about the frequent power failure in your locality.
Write a dialogue between a father and his son I daughter discussing his/her preparation plan for the forthcoming examination.
3. Do as directed:- (15)
(i) He did not bring a gift for you. (Change the sentence into affirmative.)
(ii) He was his time. (Change into a negative sentence.)
(iii) They brought fresh vegetables from the market. (Change the sentence into interrogative.)
(iv) She teaches us English in the class. ( Change the sentence into future indefinite tense.)
(v) I drink orange juice. (Change the sentence into past continuous tense.)
(vi) They are fond —— music. (Insert a suitable preposition)
(vii) ——-famous saint you know is ——- honourable person. (Insert suitable articles.)
(viii) She gave me a mango. ( Change into passive voice.)
(ix) Polish your shoes. ( Change the voice.)
(x) The letter has been posted by me. ( Change the voice.)
(xi) He said to me, ‘you have not done your work well’. ( Change the form of narration.)
(xii) The teacher told the students that the earth is round. ( Change the form of narration.)
(xiii) He said to me, “Can you lend me a book?” ( Change into indirect speech.)
(xiv) the headmaster said we require honest punctual obedient and healthy educated men for our school (Punctuate and use capital letters, where necessary.)
(xv) One who can neither read nor write. (Write one word for the expression.)
4.(a) Answer any six of the following questions two/three sentences each:- (12)
(i) How did our Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) and his companions set the examples of the dignity of work?
(ii) What is the Khyber Pass? State the historical importance of the Khyber Pass.
(iii) How did King Faisal develop his country and what was his desire?
(iv) State the professional qualities of a good teacher.
(v) Why are polythene bags replaced by paper bags?
(vi) What is the name of the machine working on the wheat farm and what does it do?
(vii) What are the different types of entertainments available in the village fair for the children?
(viii) What does the kit for mending a puncture contain?
(ix) What is the difference between beef and mutton?
(b) Answer 4 of the following in two/three sentences each:
(i) What pleasure does the poet get while traveling in a railway carriage?
(ii) Who wrote the poem ‘King Bruce and the Spider’ and · what lesson does the king learn from the spider?
(iii) Why did the minstrel boy destroy his harp?
(iv) What is the idea behind the poem “Little Thing”? How can we make our world an Eden?
(v) Why should we speak gently to our others?
(vi) What is the message of the poem “The Voice of God”?
5. Fill in the blanks of any Five of the following with the correct answer chosen from the brackets:
(i) ———- is used to separate the grain from the chaff. (Tractor, Combine, Thresher)
(ii) In the northern areas of Pakistan are found silvery waterfalls and ——– lakes. ( Pool, Salty, Cool)
(iii) ‘Sandly’ is a local stove which is used in ———-. ( The Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan)
(iv) The poem “Beautiful Hands” is written by ———-. (Charles Mackey, William Wordsworth, Ellen M. H. Gates
(v) Yet beautiful and bright he stood; As born to rule them——–. (flood, country, storm)
(vi) That which cannot be done ( Choose the correct word.) illegible, impossible, inevitable)
6. Use any Three of the following idiomatic structures in sentences of your own:
to save something for the rainy day; to break the ice; to wind up; to have lion’s share, far and wide, to shed crocodile tears.
7. Translate the following sentences into English:
The complete following story from the given outline:
Quarrelsome brothers —–ignore father’s advice —father gives a. bundle of sticks to break —— each one tires but fails —- he gives the sticks to them one by one —– easily broken ———-.
8. Read the following passage and answer the questions given below it:- (15)
The foremost duty of a king is to look after the wellbeing of his people. In the time of danger and difficulty, he must risk his own life fort he sake of his people. He must work day and night to bring happiness and prosperity into the life of his people. He must handle his responsibilities honestly, sincerely and devotedly. He must not give the administrative setup of his vast kingdom into the hands of a wazir. He must trust in God, God has entrusted him with the responsibilities to care for his people. He must stick to it at any cost. He has not to live for himself but for others. He must always give priority to the interest of the people rather than his own.
(i) What is the foremost duty of a king?
(ii) What should a king do in times of danger and difficulty?
(iii) Why should the king work day and night?
(iv) Why can a king not leave the government in the hands of a wazir?
(v) Give the noun forms or ‘commit’ and ‘easy’.
9. Make a precis of the followi’19 passage: (04)
The Trend of reading of books has been declining gradually all over Pakistan. The major cause of this decline is high prices of books. The price of a book on a common subject is more than that of C.D. Moreover, G.Ds. on different topics are easily available. Secondly, the growing use of internet has also affected the sale of books. A young boy would prefer to get some internet hours rather than a book. The price of books should be kept within the approach of common students so that all students have easy access to the books of their choice to quench their thirst for knowledge. Reading opens the mind whereas C.D. derails it.