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SEE 2078 SET G (Far Western Province)

 Symbol No..............                                                                                                    RE-101'G'

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

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.


Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the milky way,

They stretched in never ending line

Along the margin of a bay:

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they

Out did the sparkling waves in glee:


A poet could not but be gay,

In such a jocund company:

I gazed-and gazed-but little thought

What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.

William Wordsworth

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

a. Where does the cloud wander?

b. What were the daffodils doing when the poet saw them?

c. Who were the daffodils competing with in the dance?

d. How did the poet react to the sight of the daffodils?

e. Why does the poet dance with the daffodils?


2. Read the text and do the tasks. 10

The Ant and the Grasshopper

I could not help thinking of this fable when the other day I saw George Ramsay lunching by himself in a restaurant. I never saw anyone wear an expression of such deep gloom. He was staring into space. He looked as though the burden of the whole world sat on his shoulders. I was sorry for him: I suspected at once that his unfortunate brother had been causing

trouble again. I went up to him and held out my hand.

'How are you?' I asked.

'I'm not in hilarious spirits,' he answered.

'Is it Tom again?' He sighed.

'Yes, it's Tom again."

'Why don't you chuck him? You've done everything in the world for him. You must know by now that he's quite hopeless."

I suppose every family has a black sheep. Tom had been a sore trial to him for twenty years. He had begun life decently enough: he went into business, married, and had two children. The Ramsays were perfectly respectable people and there was every reason to suppose that Tom

Ramsay would have a useful and honourable career. But one day, without warning, he announced that he didn't like work and that he wasn't suited for marriage. He wanted to enjoy himself. He would listen to no expostulations. He left his wife and his office. He had a little money and he spent two happy years in the various capitals of Europe. Rumours of his doings reached his relations from time to time and they were profoundly shocked. He certainly had a very good time. They shook their heads and asked what would happen when his money was spent. They soon found out: he borrowed. He was charming and unscrupulous. I have never met anyone to whom it was more difficult to refuse a loan. He made a steady income from his friends and he made friends easily. But he always said that the money you spent on necessities was boring; the money that was amusing to spend was the money you spent on luxuries. For this he depended on his brother George.

A. Match the words in column 'A' with their meanings in column 'B'. 5x1=5

Column 'A'                 Column 'B'

a. unfortunate              i. arguments; objections

b. hilarious                  ii. immoral; unethical

c. sore trial                  iii. amusing; cheerful

d. expostulations         iv. deadly; dangerous

e. unscrupulous           v. ill-fated; unlucky

vi. painful test


a. unfortunate              v. ill-fated; unlucky

b. hilarious                  iii. amusing; cheerful

c. sore trial                  vi. painful test

d. expostulations         i. arguments; objections

e. unscrupulous           ii. immoral; unethical


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

a. What was George troubled by?

b. How many children did George's brother have?

c. Why would everyone think that Tom would have an honourable career?

d. Why did Tom leave his wife and his office?

e. What was Tom's opinion about spending money?


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

World Wetlands Day marked with theme 'Water, Wetland and Life'

Kathmandu, February 2 (RSS)

World Wetlands Day was observed by holding various programmes in Nepal today with the slogan - 'Water, Wetland and Life'. The day is observed across the world on February 2 each year.

The Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation under the Ministry of Forest and Environment marked the national programme of this year's World Wetlands Day by organizing various programmes.

The Wetland Convention, also known as Ramsar Convention, was signed at Ramsar city of Iran on 2 February 1971 with the objective of conserving and protecting wetland areas globally. World Wetlands Day is observed to commemorate signing of the Ramsar Convention.

The Ramsar Convention enlists wetlands of international importance and provides shelter to endangered biological species and ecological communities. Nepal became a member country of Ramsar Convention on 17 April 1988 after it enlisted the Koshi Tapu Wildlife Reserve in the list of Ramsar areas on 17 December 1987.

Wetlands in Nepal are home to thousands of migratory birds, amphibians and plants. Many communities are dependent on wetlands for their livelihood too.

Altogether 172 species of endangered animals and birds are dependent on wetlands. Likewise, 246 types of indigenous flowering plants rely on wetlands.

Various factors such as encroachment of wetlands, excessive use of wetlands due to increasing demands of people for wetlands resources, lack of coordinated efforts to conserve and promote such places have posed challenges in the conservation and management of wetlands in the country.

A. Write 'True' for true statements and 'False' for false ones. 5x1=5

a. The news was published on the third of February.

b. The Wetland day is celebrated globally every year.

c. Nepal got the membership of Ramsar Convention in 1971.

d. Some people in Nepal earn their living from wetlands.

e. Total of 172 kinds of animals and birds rely on wetlands.

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

a. What was the motto of the world Wetland Day this year?

b. Why was the Wetland Convention signed?

c. How does Ramsar Convention contribute in the protection of wetlands and animals?

d. Mention the importance of wetlands in Nepal.

e. Write any two difficulties faced in the conservation of wetlands in Nepal.

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

A Cup of Coffee

Dixya Sharma Poudel

Coffee is a beverage enjoyed throughout the world. Most of us like to start our day with a cup of coffee. How do you like your coffee? Is it plain black or with added milk and sugar? I am not a coffee connoisseur but I am certainly and amateur coffee enthusiast who eagerly enjoys varieties of coffee drinks.

I recently read a book called Coffee from Bean to Barista which states that people all over the world consume about 500 billion cups of coffee each year. This seriously establishes the status of coffee as a globally popular drink. Coffee is made of beans of the coffee plant after they are

roasted and brewed. The two most important types of coffee plants are Coffeaarabica (Arabica) and Coffeacanephora (Robusta). Between the two, Coffeaarabica is the superior species. Did you know that coffee seeds are first planted in a nursery? After a few weeks the seeds from

roots and green leaves sprout from the coffee beans. Approximately after six to eight weeks, these young coffee plants are taken out of the nursery and planted in the fields. Usually, it takes four years for the coffee trees to bear fruit.

When the coffee trees bear fruit, they are hand plucked or machine plucked. The ripe coffee fruit is known as coffee cherry. After being picked off the trees, these coffee beans are sorted in water tanks where they are kept for twelve to twenty four hours. Fermentation takes place, thanks to microorganisms such as E. coli. It causes acidity which is one of the characteristic tastes of coffee. Then, the beans are dried as their skin is removed.

By now, the coffee beans will have acquired a certain desired level of acidity and humidity. Next, the coffee beans are taken to dry mill where they are further dried in the sun for ten to fifteen days. Finally, the coffee beans are bagged in jute sacks, loaded in containers and sold to suppliers such as Starbucks which roasts, brews and sells coffee commercially. Instant coffee is sold on grocery stores while specialty coffee is sold on cafes. Brazil is the county that produces the largest amount of coffee in the world.

A. Match the words in column 'A' with their meanings in column 'B' 5x1=5

Column 'A'                 Column 'B'

a. beverage                 i. an expert

b. connoisseur             ii. a type of drink except water

c. amateur                   iii. the process of chemical change

d. sprout                      iv. a person who does something for pleasure

e. fermentation            v. a hot drink made from coffee power

vi. to produce new leaves or buds


a. beverage                 ii. a type of drink except water

b. connoisseur             i. an expert

c. amateur                   iv. a person who does something for pleasure

d. sprout                      vi. to produce new leaves or buds

e. fermentation            iii. the process of chemical change

B. Write 'True' for true statements and 'False' for false ones. 5x1-5

a. The writer is a coffee expert.

b. Coffee is made of leaves of the coffee plants.

c. After six to eight weeks, the coffee plants are ready to take out of the nursery.

d. The ripe fruit is known as coffee cherry.

e. The coffee beans are dried in the sun for a week.


a. False

b. False

c. True

d. True

e. False

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

a. What is the annual amount of the coffee consumption in the world?

b. What are the major types of coffee plants?

c. How long does it take for the coffee trees to bear fruits?

d. What cause acidity in the coffee beans?

e. Where can you buy instant coffee and speciality coffee?


5. Imagine that one of your friends stood first in a District Level Singing Competition. Write a formal message of congratulations on behalf of your school. Use the given clues. (In about 100 words) 5

Name of friend - grade x - inter-school competition - 50 participants - NRS one lakh, and certificates - best wishes.


6. Develop a readable story using the given outlines. (In about 100 words) 5

A little fish - lives in a small pond with mother fish - happy and content - too curious and restless - sees a worm floating in water - is tempted to have it - mother fish warns him of danger - doesn't listen - blames her of not giving him opportunity - disobeys her - catches the worm - is caught in the fish hook - realizes his mistake when out of water - it's too late.


7. Compose a six-exchange dialogue between a receptionist and a patient in a hospital about making an appointment with the dentist. 6


8. Write an essay in about 200 words on 'Social Evils in our Community'. 8


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

a. They'd rather solve it themselves,...........? (Add a suitable question tag)

b. Did you enjoy the programme? (Change into assertive statement)

c. They (not return) from school yet. (Use the appropriate form of verb given in the brackets)

d. He said, "I had my hair cut yesterday." (Change into indirect speech)

e. The door was broken by this boy. (Change into active voice)

f. She waited for the bus for hours. (Change into 'how long..' question)


a. They'd rather solve it themselves, wouldn’t they?

b. You enjoyed the programme.

c. They haven’t returned from school yet.

d. He said that he had had his hair cut the day before.

e. This boy broke the door.

f. How long did she wait for the bus?


10. Choose alternatives from the brackets to complete the text. (Rewriting is not compulsory.) 10x0.5=5

A hungry wolf was prowling around a cottage at the edge of a village early in ....(a)... (a/an/the) morning. Suddenly he heard a child crying ....(b)... (on/at/in) the house. Then he heard the mother's voice say, ...(c)... (To hush baby hush! /Hush baby hush!/That hush baby hush!) "If you don't stop crying, I...(d)... (give/will give/would give) you to a wolf". Surprised but delighted at the prospect of the delicious meal the wolf...(e)... (settled/ was settling/had settled) down under an open window expecting every moment to have the child ... (f)... (hand/to hand/handed) out to him.....(g).... (Because/Although/in order that) the little one continued to cry, the wolf

waited all day in vain. Then, toward nightfall, the mothers voice ...(h)... (heard/was heard/had been heard) again near the window singing and rocking her baby to sleep. Just then the father along with his dogs...(i)... (was/were/have) seen within sight of the home. The wolf was barely able to save himself from the dogs, ...(j)... (wasn't he/was he/did he)?


a. the

b. in

c. Hush baby hush!

d. will give

e. settled

f. hand

g. Because

h. was heard

i. was

j. was he

 SEE QUESTIONS 2078 (English 101)



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