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SEE 2078 SET-C (Bagmati Province)

 Symbol No.....                                                                                              RE-101 C

SEE 2078 (2022)


Reading and Writing

(Written Test)

Candidates are required to give their answer according to the given instructions.

Time: 2 hrs. 15 minutes                                                                   Full Marks: 75

1. Read the text and do the task.   5

Did I Miss Anything?

Nothing. When we realized you weren't here

we sat with our hands folded on our desks

in silence, for the full two hours


Everything. I gave an exam worth

40 per cent of the grade for this term

and assigned some reading due today

on which I'm about to hand out a quiz worth 50 per cent


Nothing. None of the content of this course has value or meaning

Take as many days off as you like

any activities we undertake as a class

I assure you will not matter either to you or me

and are without purpose


Everything. A few minutes after we began last time

a shaft of light suddenly descended and an angel

or other heavenly being appeared

and revealed to us what each woman or man must do

to attain divine wisdom in this life and the hereafter


This is the last time the class will meet

before we disperse to bring the good news to all people on earth.


Nothing. When you are not present

how could something significant occur?


Everything. Contained in this classroom

is a microcosm of human experience

assembled for you to query and examine and ponder

This is not the only place such an opportunity has been gathered

but it was one place.

And you weren't here


Tom Wayman


A. Answer the following questions in short. 5x1=5

a. What did the students do in the absence of their teacher?

b. What is worth of the term exam?

c. What did the angel reveal to the students?

d. Why are they going to disperse?

e. What does a microcosm refer to?


2. Read the text and do the tasks. 10

Memories of my Visit to France

This morning the city of Paris looks slightly fuming, the sky is overcast and it is drizzling too. But it does no harm to me. I have decided to go out for a visit or an observation tour. I had asked Nirmal bhaai for a list of museums in the vicinity of Paris yesterday. He brought me some brochures with the names and addresses, and street maps of Paris Museums in the evening. Paris has more museums than temples and gods in Kathmandu, he says. I am new to Paris, staying here for only one week. Hope these maps and brochures will show me Paris metro zones and guide me to some museums today. Last week Nirmal bhaai showed me Pompidou Centre, 'a complex building of high-tech structure'. This visit has emboldened me to explore further.


I guess I can cover a maximum of two museums today. It means just giving a cursory glance. This is my plan. They say Cezanne is quite far away, Paul Cezanne, the post-impressionist painter, may be in the outskirts. I cannot visit him all alone, and cannot cover two museums in day. So I chose to visit a museum nearby in the heart of the city. Likewise, Braque is far, Du Champ is farther away. So I have decided as Per Nirmal's suggestion to start with Rodin's. May be I will go to Monet's next.


People know I am never a painter, nor a sculptor, nor a connoisseur of art, or a professional, but then, the world knows that my interest in the lives of great artists and their lasting works is growing deeper. So wherever I go, I prefer to visit art museums first of all. In Russia, in Greece, in England, in America - I did so. I move merely a dilettante, however, with a deep sense of awe and reverence. I have no words to express how I felt upon seeing Mona Lisa in Louvre yesterday, I must say why my interest in this is growing gradually in this way.


A. Match the words in Column 'A' with their meanings in Column 'B'. 5x1-5

Column 'A'              Column 'B'

a. overcast     i. slowly, over a long period of time

b. cursory       ii. a person who makes sculptures

c. outskirts     iii. done quickly and without giving enough attention to details

d. sculptor     iv. covered with cloud

e. gradually   v. the parts of a town or city that are furthest from the center

vi. to look quickly at something


a. overcast = covered with cloud

b. cursory = done quickly and without giving enough attention to details

c. outskirts = the parts of a town or city that are furthest from the center

d. sculptor = a person who makes sculptures

e. gradually = slowly, over a long period of time


B. Answer the following questions in short.

a. Why did the author go out?

b. What was mentioned in the brochure?

c. Which museum has the author decided to visit on the first day?

d. In which museum is Mona Lisa kept?

e. What has the author presented in the text?


3. Read the text given below and do the tasks. 10

Vacancy Announcement

KFA is contributing in the areas of Training, Education & Consulting for last 20 years.

KFA Agro (A subsidiary of KFA) working on commercial farming of high-value crops is looking for a dynamic and Open-Minded individual for the position of Associate Finance & Administration.

Basic Job Information:

Job Category : Accounting/Finance

Job Level : Entry Level

No. of Vacancy/s : [1]

Employment Type : Full Time

Job Location : Kathmandu

Offered Salary : Negotiable

Job Specification

Education Level : Master

Experience Required : At least 6 months to 1 year

Professional Skill Required : Communication, Analytical, Ms-Office, Decision Making, Account Management

Job Description

The Individual shall be majorly responsible for managing the Finance and Administration function of the company and be stationed in Kathmandu but will also, be responsible to assist the Farm Supervisor during the initial establishment phase including a frequent lengthy stay at the farm.

Desired Qualification:

Preferably MBA, Educational/Professional degree in Agriculture, Accounting, Finance will be an added advantage

Have ability to use computer applications like Microsoft Office and above average skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.

Applying Procedure:

Interested candidates can send their CV at by 1st February, 2021.

A Fill in the gaps in the sentences below with appropriate words/phrases from the text. 5x1=5

a. KFA has been serving for..............

b. The advertised post is.............

c. Salary is ………….

d. Desired experience of the candidate is at least........... in finance and administration function.

e. The selected candidate also has to assist.................


a. last 20 years

b. Associate Finance & Administration

c. negotiable

d. 6 months to 1 year

e. the Farm Supervisor


B. Answer the following questions in short. 5x1-5

a. What type of candidates does KFA Agro need for the vacant post?

b. State the job location for the post.

c. What sorts of computer skills should the candidate have?

d. What's the deadline to submit the application?

e. Mention the desired educational qualification the candidate should have.


4. Read the following text and do the tasks. 15

KANCHANPUR, March 04, 2019: The artistic traditional houses of Tharu people, made of wood and thatch, are on the verge of disappearance. This situation has arisen as people belonging to this indigenous community are opting for the modern concrete houses.

"Shortage of timber, tiles, khariya' grass, and alluvial clay found in ponds which are used to build a traditional Tharu house is another reason for these houses gradually disappearing." said Narendra Prasad Chaudhary. "With the improvement in their economic status, Tharu people have also started opting for the brick and cement modern' houses. They have begun to build modern houses as the cost of building a traditional house is almost equal," he explained.

According to him, people from the community could bring timber from the forest for free and without having to go through all the administrative hassles before. Similarly, they didn't have to pay for the mud and 'khariya' grass used for building the houses. However, the situation has now changed after the forests were turned into community forests. Now. all the forest-based construction materials have to be purchased. This has shot up the construction cost. Factories manufacturing the traditional mud tiles and other construction items have also closed down. Moreover, Tharu people living in the vicinity of towns and cities have started building the modern cement and brick houses. Those in the rural areas have also started emulating their brethren living in towns and are building concrete houses.

In a few places, however, the Tharu communities have started home stay tourism service and have preserved their traditional houses. Locally available traditional construction materials which also include plants such as bareli, charuwa, bariyani, sarbal, kadi are used in the construction of such homes. Windows are adorned with various sorts of clay-made images which are known as "mauka' in Tharu language. The entrance to a Tharu house is called 'priyani' while the guest room is "dehari" and the kitchen is called 'bahari'. The bedrooms are known to be constructed scientifically.


A. Find the words/phrases from the text which have the following meanings. 5x1-5

a. dried straw used for making a roof = thatch

b. naturally existing in a place rather than coming from another place = indigenous

c. made up of sand and earth left by river or floods = alluvial

d. the area around a particular place = vicinity

e people who are part of same society as yourself = brethren


B. Write the Tharu names of the following words. 4x1=4

a. the windows = mauka

b. the entrance = priyani

c. the guest room = dehari

d. the kitchen = bahari

C. Answer the following questions in short. 6x1=6

a. What are the materials that are used to build the traditional Tharu house?

b. How does improvement in the economic status of Tharu people encourage to build modern houses?

c. Why has the community forest discouraged them to build the traditional houses?

d. What is the reason for the shortage of mud tiles?

e. Why have the Tharu communities started home-stay in some places?

f. Name any four of the local traditional construction materials.


5. Write a set of five rules and regulations that you have to follow in your school. (In about 100 words)


6. Write a news story of a school function with the help of the following clues. (In about 100 words) 5

Jana Jagriti Secondary School-- cultural event -- organizer grade 10 -- folk songs and dances -- local titles -- class wise performances -- awards – teachers proud of students talents --protection of traditional songs and dances -- organizer's vews.


7. Compose a dialogue between a clerk in a hospital and a patient taking an appointment with a doctor. Write at least six exchanges. 6


8. Write an essay giving your views on "Use of Cellphone in school life". (In about 200 words) 8


9. Reproduce the following sentences as indicated in the brackets. 6x1=6

a. They have to go now,  don’t they----------------? (Supply a suitable question tag)

b. Neither Pawan nor Sangita does this work. (Change into affirmative)

c. He speaks English fluently. (Change into "How' question)

d. Listen! They (talk) about us. (Supply the appropriate form of the verb)

e. She said. "The earth rounds the sun." (Change into indirect speech)

f. The dog ate a bone. (Change into passive voice)


a. They have to go now,  don’t they?

b. Either Pawan or Sangita does this work.

c. How does he speak English?

d. Listen! They are talking about us.

e. She said that the earth rounds the sun.

f. A bone was eaten by the dog.

10. Choose and copy the best answer to complete the text. (Rewriting is not compulsory.) 10x0.5=5

There was...(a)...... (a/an/the) old poet. He was good and honest. One evening when he (b).... (is sitting/was sitting will be sitting) quietly at home, a terrible storm came on: the rain poured down in torrents, ...(c).... (and/as/but) he was warm and cozy in his corner beside the stove where the fire blazed brightly and the apples...(d).... (was/were/had) fizzling. There won't be dry thread on any poor creature who is out in this rain. ...(e)... (will there/won't it /wouldn't it)?" said he, for he was such a kind-hearted man.


"Oh, please open the door for me, I am so cold and so wet!" cried a little child outside. It kept …(f)… (in/on/at) crying and knocking at the door. while the rain poured down and the wind shook the windows.

"Poor little creature!" said the old poet, as he went to open the door. There stood a little boy, who was quite naked, and the water was streaming out of his yellow hair. His hands...(g)... (are being shaken/were being shaken/will be shaken) with cold, and if he had not been taken in, he ...(h)... (will have surely died/would surely died/would have surely died) of the cold.

'You poor little fellow!' said the old poet. He made the child...(i)..... (come/came to come) near him. And he asked the child...(j).... (why he was roaming/where was he wandering what way he doing) outside in the rain.


a. an

b. was sitting

c. but

d. were

e. will there

f.  on

g. were being shaken

h. would have surely died

i. come

j. why he was roaming

SEE QUESTIONS 2078 (English 101)



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