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SEE 2080 (2024)


Reading and Writing

(Written Test)

Candidates are required to answer the questions in their own words as far as practicable. Figures in the margin indicate the full marks.

Time: 3hrs.                                                                       Full Marks: 75

Attempt all the questions.

1. Read the following text and answer the questions that follow.


Sarah and Jamie stood on their tiptoe and gave the card from their school to the tall man behind the counter of a farm. The man frowned and made a face.

"So you're looking for some work, And who are you?" "I'm Sarah. I'm twelve. This is my brother Jamie; he's eleven."

"Shouldn't you be at school?"

"We are on holiday. And would like to earn some money and support our parents." The man lifted his hat and scratched his head. "Working in the farm is a quite tough job for kids like you. I need somebody big and strong to work here," he said.

"There must be some work for us in this big farm. Could you please find one?" Sarah pleaded.

"And right. Let's see. Do you know what a Cabbage White is?" the man asked.

"Yes, it's a beautiful white butterfly that lays its eggs on cabbages. And those eggs change into caterpillars.", answered Sarah.

"And do you know what the caterpillars do?" "They eat the cabbage leaves!" shouted Jamie. 

(a)       Where were Sarah and Jamie?

(b)      Why did they go there?

(c)       Why did the man scratch his head?

(d)      What do you mean by Cabbage White?

(e)       What do you think their work would be there?

2. Read the following text and do the tasks.                                    (10 )

Cyber Security : Basic Internet Safety Tips

When you want to make your home secure, you lock the door. When you want to prevent your bike from being stolen, you use a bike lock. When you want to protect your valuable possessions, you keep them in a safe. But what do you do to protect your identity online?

Modern life is fundamentally intertwined with the internet. Nearly every daily task now has the opportunity for online integration, and almost everyone owns multiple devices, including laptops, phones, tablets, smart watches, smart TVs and many more. The more accounts and devices you have online, the greater the potential is for criminals to access your personal information and take advantage of you.

Online safety is important no matter your age or life stage, but there are particular concerns for certain vulnerable groups like children, teenagers and senior citizens.

When it comes to internet safety, it's best to start with the basics. Here are some tips to guide you as you evaluate your online habits and make small changes to ensure your privacy and security on the internet.

While creating a new password, pay attention to strong password requirements. Use different user IDs or password combinations for different accounts, Make the password more complicated by combining letters, numbers, and special characters and create hard-to-guess passwords, and keep them private. Change your passwords quite often. Don't share your passwords with other people. Make sure passwords and password hints are stored securely. Record passwords in an encrypted file on your computer, or select another secure password storage method. Avoid writing them down. Prevent "auto-login", uncheck "Keep me signed in" and "Remember my password" options.

A.        Write "TRUE" for true and "FALSE" for the false statement.


(i)        We use door lock to save our bike from being stolen.

(ii)      Internet has become an essential part in our daily life.

(iii)    There is a high chance of cyber crimes if we have many accounts and devices.

(iv)    It is needless to ensure our privacy on the Internet.

(v)      We should write passwords to remember in the future.



B.        Answer the following questions.       (5x1 =5)

(i)        How do you save your valuable things?

(ii)      Who are prone to be victimized on cyber world?

(iii)    What do you need to do for your cyber safety?

(iv)    Who is this text for?

(v)      Who do you think is responsible for cyber crime? How?

3.         Read the following text and do the task:         10         

Lumbini is located in Rupandehi district of Southern Nepal close to the Indian border and inscribed on the UNESCO world Heritage list. It is renowned for being the official birth place of Siddhartha Gautam who became the Buddha.

The main site is known as Lumbini Development Zone which is sealed in by a perimeter fence. There are lots of beautiful places to visit some of them are listed as;

      Lumbini Temple/ Temple of Mayadevi : Walk inside the temple built over the spot Buddha was born.

      Mayadevi Pond : Where Buddha's mother is said to have bathed before giving birth to him.

      Lumbini Museum : Historic manuscripts and item from the area.

      Bodhi Tree : impressive tree covered in prayer flags  beside the sacred pond.

      Ashoka Pillar : stone pillar dedicated to emperor Ashokan.

      Buddhist Temples : 2nd century BC temples to modern day temples.

      Crane Sanctuary : This natural reserve has been put aside as a safe area for local birds, including the Saris Cranes. 

      We can get access to Lumbini by flight or by bus. One can fly to Bhairahawa from Kathmandu; then take a bus, taxi or rickshaw to Lumbini which is about 30 minutes away. By bus, it is cheaper and more frequent route to Lumbini. You can approach Lumbini in a reasonable amount of time by bus. From Kathmandu it's 6-9 hours; from Pokhara it's 6-9 hours and from Chitwan it's 5-6 hours.

A.            Fill in he blanks with the correct words from the text above.(5x1 =5) (a) Lumbini lies in ................. district of Southern Nepal.

(b)      Lumbini is well-known for being ........... of Siddhartha Gautam.

(c)       Siddhartha Gautam's mother took bath in ........ pond before giving birth to him.

(d)      Ashoka Pillar is dedicated to ...........

(e)       It takes about .............. minutes to get to Lumbini from Bhairahawa by bus.

B.            Answer the following questions.    (5x1=5)

(a)      Write down any two attractions of Lumbini.

(b)      How is Lumbini Development Zone sealed in?

(c)      How much time does a bus take to get to the birth place of Gautam Buddha from Kathmandu?

(d)      What does the word 'manuscripts' refer to in the text?

(e)      Do you think Lumbini is one of the world's major touristinviting places? Why?


4.         Read the following text and do the tasks that follow. 15  Marie was born in 1867 in Warsaw, Poland, where her father was a professor of physics. At an early age, she displayed a brilliant mind and a blithe personality. Her great exuberance for learning prompted her to continue with her studies after high school. She became disgruntled, however, when she learned that the university in Warsaw was closed to women. Determined to receive a higher education, she defiantly left Poland and in 1891 entered the Sorbonne, a French University, where she earned her Master's degree and doctorate in Physics.

Marie was fortunate to have studied at the Sorbonne with some of the greatest scientists of her day, one of whom was Pierre Curie. Marie and Pierre were married in 1895 and spent many productive years working together in the Physics laboratory. A short time after they discovered radium, Pierre was killed by a horse-drawn wagon in 1906. Marie was stunned by this horrible misfortune and endured heart breaking anguish. The fact that she had two young daughters to raise by herself greatly increased her distress.  

Marie was asked to succeed her husband as a Physics professor at the Sorbonne. She was the first woman to be given a professorship at the world-famous university. In 1911 she received the Nobel Prize in chemistry for isolating radium. Although she eventually suffered a fatal illness from her long exposure to radium, she never became disillusioned about her work.


A.            Match the words in column 'A' with the words having similar meanings in column B.    (5x1=5)

                Column A                                              Column B

(a)      anguish (i) lucky

(b)      displayed            (ii) finally

(c)      fortunate            (iii) showed

(d)      eventually          (iv) mental and

physical pain

(e)      brilliant (v) cheerful

(vi) exceptionally talented


B.            Write 'TRUE' for the true statement and 'FALSE' for the false statement.            (5x1=5)

(a)      Marie was the daughter of a professor.

(b)      She got her doctorate in physics from Poland.

(c)      Pierre Curie was a great scientist of his day.

(d)      Marie brought up her two young daughters after her husband's death.

(e)      Marie got the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1911.

C.            Answer the following questions.    (5x1=5)

(a)      When was Marie born?

(b)      Why did Marie leave Poland?

(c)      How was Marie's husband killed?

(d)      What are two different reasons greatly distressed her according to the text?

(e)      How does this lesson motivate you?


5.         Write a paragraph stating the advantages of walking as a physical exercise in about 100 words. You can use the given clues. 5 

Clues : walking - physical activity - minimizes heart diseases - connects one with people and places - mental health - sound mind in sound body - controls obesity


6.         Write  a news story with the help of the given clues in about 100 words.    5


Mr. ABC Rai ............. a six (6) years child of XYZ school ............ way to his school through the jungle ........ lost in the jungle ........... after 3 days rescued by a group of woodcutter ............ parents heartily thanked the woodcutters.


7.         Write a set of six rules and regulations to be followed by the patients in a hospital in about 150 words. 6


8.         A large number of youths and professional leave Nepal and migrate abroad each year. Write a letter to your friend who lives in a foreign country expressing your opinion about the effects of such migration. Also include suggestions and solutions to the problems caused by such migration in about 200 words. 8


9.         Reproduce the following sentences as indicated in the brackets. (6x1=6)  (a) Let me play .............. ? (supply the correct question tag)

(b)      Has the man had a bath? (change into statement)

(c)      She has been working here for five years. (Change into 'How long' question)

(d)      Don't make a noise ! I .......... (read) (Use the correct tense of the verb read)

(e)      "Do not touch that paper, "said the inspector. (Change into indirect speech)

(f)       Did they finalize the date? (Change into passive voice)

10.      Choose and copy the correct answer. Rewriting is not required. (10x0.5=5)  Once there was a well in a forest. One day, a fox was walking by ......... (a) ......... (a/ an/ the/ no article) well. Suddenly, he slipped ........ (b) .......... (into/ on/ to/ from) the well.  The well was very deep, ......... (c) ........ (so/ however/ therefore/ so that) he could not come out of the well. He made lots of efforts, ........... (d) ......... (didn't he/ don't he/ doesn't he/ isn't he) ? At the same time, a thirsty goat .............. (e) ........ (has passed/ pass/ was passing/ is passing)  by the well and saw the fox in the well. The goat asked the fox ......... (f) ......... (what he was doing/was he doing/ what he did/what he does) there. The clever fox replied that he had been there to drink water. He further said, the water there was very good. Hearing that, the goat ..... (g) ..... (jumped/ was jumped/ is jumped/ jump) into the well at once. The fox stepped onto the back of the goat and jumped out of the well easily. The poor goat ......... (h) ........ (was/ were/ is/ are) left to die there in he well. The persuasive words of the clever fox made the goat …….. (i) ……… (jump/ to jump/ jumped/had jumped) into the well. If the goat had thought properly, it .......... (j) ......... would not have died/ would die/ will die/ to die) there. 


The End



SEE 2080 (2024)


Reading and Writing

(Written Test)

Candidates are required to answer the questions in their own words as far as practicable. Figures in the margin indicate the full marks.

Time: 3 hrs.                                                                     Full Marks: 75

Attempt all the questions.

1. Read the poem and answer the questions that follow.        (5x1=5)

This is the weather the cuckoo likes, 

And so do I;

When showers betumble the chestnut spikes, 

And nestlings fly;

And the little  brown nightingale bills his best; 

And they sit outside at 'The Traveller's Rest', 

And Maids come forth sprig-muslin dressed And citizens dream of the south and west,  And so do I.


This is the weather the cuckoo shuns, 

And so do I

When beeches drip in brown and duns, 

And thresh ad ply,

And hill-hid tides throb, throe and throe, 

And meadow rivulets overflow;

And drops on gate bars hang in a row, And rooks in families homewards go, And so do I.

(a)       What do the nestlings learn to do in the spring?

(b)      What does the  little nightingale do in the spring?

(c)       Which weather does the cuckoo dislike?

(d)      Why does the speaker like the weather described in the first verse? (e) Why do you think the nature looks ugly in winter?




2.         Read the following text and do the tasks that follow.            10 

France has always earned global recognition for the quality of its cuisine and Paris gives you the chance to confirm this taste of greatness. Over the years, the restaurants in Paris have earned higher Machelin stars than London's. Nonetheless, London's food should not be written off. With an increased diversity among the people flocking to London, restaurants have been embracing food from various parts of the world. The vibrant cultural mix in London has led to delicious and innovative food scenes. London offers a wide array of food such as cheap curies to fish and chips. Paris on the other hand brings quite a variety of bread and pastries, as well as baguettes.  

Both London and Paris are known for their high cost of living, but London is quite more expensive than Paris. But note that groceries and other consumer prices are lower in London than in Paris. In other aspects such as local transportation costs and utility bills, Paris appears to be quite cheaper than London. Paris will be a great option if you are looking for a pocket friendly destination.

London seems to have an advantage in terms of leisure and entertainment spots. There are numerous fun things to do in London. For starters, London has 380 public libraries, while Paris has 69 of them. Concerning museums London has 240 while Paris has 153 museums. Most football fans will find themselves attracted to London rather than Paris. London hosts six major football clubs, that play in the top league while Paris has only one major club, Paris saint - Germain (PSG)

       A. Write "TRUE" for true and "FALSE" for the false statement.

                    (5x1=5) (i)      France is recognized in the world for the quality food it serves.

(ii)      Culturally, London is a mixed society.

(iii)    Paris is better and has more offer than London in terms of entertainment.

(iv)    Restaurants in London provide better foods than restaurants in Paris.

(v)      The cost of living in Paris is almost the same as that of London.


B. Answer the following questions. (5x1 =5) (i) What has enabled London restaurants to serve varieties of food items?

(ii)      How are London  restaurants different to Paris restaurant in terms of the food varieties they serve? 

(iii)    Which items are cheaper in London than they are in Paris?

(iv)    Why do you think football lovers prefer London to Paris?  (v) Mention the name of the main football club in Paris.


3.         Read the following text and do the task that follow: 10         

To Whom It May Concern

I am hereby writing this letter to verify and confirm the community service undertaken by Mr. Richard Thomas at our charitable organization. Richard is a very hard working and dedicated person who would always put in the best possible efforts. 


We at Novice Children's Trust work for the benefit of underprivileged children and need volunteers from time to time to help us on this project. Few months back, Richard came forward and helped us in reaching out to the underprivileged and poor children in the Derby Street region.

He ensured that the parents of the children understood the mission that our organization was working for and thus it helped us majorly in succeeding in enrolling these children for our program. Besides Richard also engaged in popularizing our organization mission that gave us both the financial assistance as well as community participation by many organizations.

I hereby confirm that Richard has put in about hundred hours of community service and a certificate for the same is enclosed along with this letter for your reference.

We would be glad to provide any other information if needed. You can reach us on 9801000000

Yours sincerely,

Carl Lewis 

3.1.    The following information makes up a complete process for Mr. Richard Thomas to apply for a new job. Read the text again and put the following sentences in correct order to describe the process.

                                                                                                 (5x1 =5)

i. Richard required a reference letter to apply for the post of a team leader. ii. Richard completed 100 hours of community service for an organization.

iii. Richard approached Carl Lewis and requested him to write the reference letter. iv. Richard saw an advertisement seeking for a team leader that matches his interest.

v. Richard wanted to apply for the post of a Team leader for the community service.

3.2.    Read the text again and answer the questions given below. (5x1=5)

i. Why is Carl Lewis writing this letter? ii. How does Carl describe Richard as? iii. Which area of the United States would you work if you were Richard?

iv.       How did the organization benefit form Richard's work? Mention one thing.

v.         Which organization does Carl Lewis belong to?


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

George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Ann Evans, a novelist who produced some of the major classic novels of the Victorian era, including The Mill on the Floss, Adam Bedel Silas Marner, Romola, Felix Holt, Daniel Deronmda and her masterpiece, Middlemarch.

It is impossible to overestimate the significance of Eliot's novels in the English culture: they went right to the heart of the small-town politics that made up the fabric of English society. Her novels were essentially political: Middlemarch is set in a small town just as the Reform Bill of 1832 was about to be introduced. She goes right into the minutia of the town's people's several concerns, creating numerous immortal characters whose interaction reveal Eliot's deep insight into human psychology.

During the twentieth century there were numerous films and television plays and serials of her novels, placing her in a category with Shakespeare and Dickens. The distinguished literary critic, Harold Bloom, wrote that she was one of the greatest Western writers of all time.

George Eliot lived with her father until his death in 1849. He was something of bully and while in his house she lived a life a conformity, even regularly attending church. She was thirty when he died and it was at that point that her life took off. She travelled in Europe and on her return, with the intention of writing, she was offered the editorship of the journal, The Westminster Review, she met many influential men and began an affair with the married George Lewes. They lived together openly, something that wasnot done at the time, and, when she became famous after the publication of her first novel, Adam Bede, when she was forty, using the name George Eliot, their domestic arrangements scandalised Victorian society.

Lewes' health failed and after his death she married John Cross, a literary agent twenty years her junior. After Adam Bede more novels followed swiftly on it heels.

She died in 1880, aged sixty-one, and is buried in Highgate Cemetery beside George Lewes.

A.       Write 'TRUE' for the true statements and 'FALSE' for the false ones.        (5x1=5)

(a)      The real name of George Eliot is Mary Ann Evans.

(b)      George Eliot used to write novels based on religion.

(c)      Shakespeare was also placed in Eliot's category.

(d)      Harold Bloom was a famous literary critic. (e) George lewes is Eliot's husband.


B.        Match the meanings in column A with the correct words given in column B.        (5x1=5)

                Column A                                              Column B

(a)      that lives or lasts for ever          (i) overestimate

(b)      very successful and liked by others       (ii) influential

(c)      having a lot of influence on       (iii) domestic

(d)      connected with the home or family       (iv) immortal

(e)      to calculate something to be better        (v) distinguished

                                                                               (vi) reform

C.        Answer the following questions.      (5x1=5)

(a)      Name the most popular novel written by George Eliot.

(b)      What kind of novels did Eliot write?

(c)      What made Eliot famous during the twentieth century?

(d)      How was the relationship between George Eliot and her father?

(e)      Why did George Eliot marry John cross?


5.         Suppose that you are going to start a restaurant in your own locality after SEE. Prepare a menu of food items available at your restaurant with the help of given clues in bout 100 words. 5 

Clues : Name of your locality ............ snacks ......... drinks ........... lunch ......... dinner .......... Home like environment


6.         Write a news story with the help of the given clues in about 100 words.     5


A rich merchant ............. kidnapped in Kathmandu ......... 46 years old ....... Named Jivan Pandey ............ returning from ABC bank ......... kidnapped by a gang .............. Rs.30,00,000/- ransom ............. police investigation going on .........


7.         Compose a dialogue between two friends talking about the importance of home made food in about 150 words write at least six exchanges.             6


8.         Many people consider that we should not be discouraged by failures in life. We should rather take our failures as an opportunity to correct our mistakes and achieve success next time. Write a letter to your friend who is not getting success as s/he is expected convincing, him/her failure as pillar of success." Include relevant examples as well.       8


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

(a)      Let's go out from this hall, ............? (Add a question tag.)

(b)     Kedar never watches television. (Change into affirmative sentence)

(c)      She has been practising yoga for 10 years. (Change into 'How long' question)

(d)     As soon as I saw the house, I (like) it. (Use correct tense of the

verb 'like'.)

(e)      Somebody has criticized me. (Change into passive voice.) 

(f)       Sima said to me, "Where do you live these days?" (Change into indirect speech)

10.      Choose and copy the correct answer. Rewriting is not required. (10x0.5=5) As every year, there (a) ............. (is/ was/ were/ are) a lot of enthusiasm in people to celebrate Ganesh Chauthi. Ganesh Puja is performed to celebrate this festival, for (b) ................ (whom/ which/ when/ whose) a gentleman of the village always assigned the task of making a large idol of Lord Ganesh to

a sculptor, so that the people of the village (c) ................ (will/ can/ could/ should/) worship Lord Ganesh.


This year, he entrusted the task to (d) ............... (a/ an/ the/ nothing) sculptor, but the sculptor was not the one who had made the previous one. He belonged to another religion but he was very humble.

After some days, the man wanted to check whether the idol was ready or not. Suddenly, he went to the sculptor, and saw that he (e) ........... (makes/ made/ is making/ was making) an idol of Ganesh. He also noticed that an idol of Lord Ganesh was already prepared and kept aside.

When he asked (f) .............. (why he had made/ why did he make/ to make/ if he made) two idols as he had ordered for only one. The sculptor replied that it (g) .......... (made/ was made/ would make/ will be made) as ordered, but by mistake, his wife touched it with dirty hands  (h) ........... (Although/ However/ Therefore/ Because) he was making a new one so that it could prevent people (i) ................ (to/ with/ by/ from) worshipping an unholy idol. The man was amazed to hear his answer and praised him as he devoted himself (j) ........... (generously/ generous/ generosity/ generousness) to other religions. 



The End


SEE 2080 (2024)


Reading and Writing

(Written Test)

Candidates are required to answer the questions in their own words as far as practicable. Figures in the margin indicate the full marks.

Time: 3 hrs.                                                                   Full Marks: 75

Attempt all the questions.

1.       Read the following text answer the questions that follow. (5x1=5) I recently experienced a parent's worst nightmare. One evening my nine week old baby developed an extremely high fever. We rushed to our local community hospital and were admitted through the emergency department to the pediatric unit. We were discharged three days later. Thanks to the skilled doctors and nurses who cared for our precious little one. While our infant's care and health outcomes were fantastic, our experience was less than satisfactory.

During my hospital stay, many staff took the opportunity to bad-mouth their colleagues to me when we were alone. I am not sure if this occurred because I looked rather trust-worthy or they wanted to let me know they were more competent than their colleagues. The emergency nurses complained about the doctors' orders and the delay in response of the pediatric nurses. The pediatric nurses complained about the emergency room nurses' inability to get intravenous line. The pediatrician complained about orders made by the emergency doctor. Once admitted, our pediatric nurse complained about the pediatricians' approach to the care of my baby. Then the pediatrician complained about the pediatric nurse's lack of ability to obtain a urine sample.   

(a)       Why was the baby taken to the hospital?

(b)      Which department was the baby admitted?

(c)       Why did the staff speak ill of their friends?

(d)      What complaint did the pediatric nurses make about emergency nurses?

(e)       How is the environment of the hospital?


2.       Read the following text and do the tasks that follow. (10 ) Sugar Loaf Mountain is one of the largest and most popular urban rockclimbing destinations in the world. There are 270 different routes to explore in the area as you climb high above the Atlantic Ocean and the sprawling Rio de Janeiro. You can give it a hand yourself, or watch other adventurers conquer the iconic mountain.

It is not the only unique landmark in the area. Its neighbours add to the tranquil beauty of the whole peninsula. Morro de Babilonia, or Babylon Mountain and Morrode Urca, or Urca's mountain are two neighboring natural wonders. 

These two mountains are also accessible to the public and open to rock climbers. Morro de Urca offers a play area for children and a restaurant that serves up delicious dishes. 

Sugar Loaf Mountain has made an appearance in Hollywood blockbusters. The beauty of the area makes it perfect for the big screen. Pao de Aucar made its debut on screen in the 1942 film "Now, Voyager" with Bette Davis. It has also been featured in a James Bond film, "Moonraker" in 1979 where one the scenes unfolds in a cable car. It has even been referenced in the popular cartoon sitcom, "The Simpsons."

A.        Write "TRUE" for true and "FALSE" for the false statement.


(a)      Sugarloaf mountain is a symbolic mountain.

(b)      'Morro de Babilonia' is the ugliest mountain.

(c)      Sugar loaf mountain has been featured in Hollywood blockbusters.

(d)      James bond is a film producer.

(e)      "The simpsons" is a Hollywood blockbuster movie.

B.        Answer the following questions. (5x1 =5) (a) What adventurous activity can be done in sugar Loaf Mountain?

(b)      Where does Sugar Loaf mountain lie?

(c)       What is the other name of Urca's mountain?

(d)      Name a film mentioned the text.

(e)       What is the purpose of the text?


3.       Read the following letter of recommendation and do the tasks that follow:            10         



Thank you for your interest in Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina, Inc. (RMHC) grant application form.

The following information MUST be submitted with your application.

1.         A one or two-page cover letter on your organization's stationery, signed by the senior administrator, briefly outlining your proposal.

2.         A copy of the Inland Revenue Code Section 501 (c) (3) letter. The date on the letter should prove that your organization has been in existence for three or more years.

3.         A copy of your organization's most recent audited or unaudited financial statements or tax returns.

4.         To show a broad base of funding support, please submit a list of your donations for the most recent year, showing amounts received from corporations, foundations, individuals, churches, etc. You do not need to include names.

5.         A letter of endorsement from a North Carolina McDonald's owner/operator.


If any of the above information is not submitted with the application, your application is considered incomplete and will not receive consideration. If your organization has previously been awarded a grant from RMHC of NC, you are eligible to submit a new funding request to sooner than five years from the date of your last successful request.


Please submit two (2) copies of your completed application packet to Carl Lewis at Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina, Inc., 46701 Six Forks Road, Suite 200 Raleigh, NC 27609. Be sure to include all collateral items listed above. Please DO NOT send magazine articles, videotapes or other material. If additional information is required, an RMHC representative will contact you to request specific information.

A.    Write "TRUE" for true statement and "FALSE" for false statement.


(a)      The notice seeks applications for a job.

(b)      A letter of intent is not compulsory for submission.

(c)      The applicant needs to submit financial documents too.

(d)      Evidence of recent support money received from other organizations should be submitted.

(e)      Magazine articles and video tapes are optional for submission.

     B. Answer the following questions.                                     (5x1=5)

(a)      What does RMHC stand for?

(b)      What will happen if an applicant misses one document to submit?

(c)      Would you be eligible to apply if you received the grant two years back? Why, why not? Give a reason.

(d)      Who can the applicant contact to if extra information is required?

(e)      Who is more likely to be the audience of this text?



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

Have you ever heard of great auks? They are flightless penguins about half the height of humans. Although very agile under water, they have been described as having a clumsy and rather awkward way of carrying themselves on land. These peculiar birds established one of their biggest breeding grounds on Funk Island, in Newfoundland. Chances are that you have never seen one - and you never will, since great auks became extinct in 1844 when the last two members of the species were killed. Unfortunately, the fate of the great auk is not unique: a staggering on million species are threatened with extinction worldwide. At least 842 species of plants, fungi and animals are at risk in Canada alone. This is about the total  number of bee species and four times the number of mammal species that exist in Canada. It is 842;  too many.

Great auks went extinct before we could document their behaviour. We can only glimpse their existence through the journals of travellers. Counts of threatened species often mask what we are really at risk of losing; unique life forms and their complex interactions could disappear before we even have a chance to study and understand them. In Canada, that's 842 species, each with singular physical attributes, funny behaviours or impressive cognitive skills.

What can we do about it? While biodiversity conservation specialists work actively on protecting threatened species and their habitats, we believe that studying behaviour in endangered and non-threatened species is also essential.

Researchers working on endangered species often use behavioural measurements to monitor animals' health with minimal disturbance (for instance, without having to collect tissues, remove animals from their habitat or euthanize individuals for research purposes). Health problems can be detected by observing changes in behaviour or abnormal behaviours, which happens frequently in animals experiencing chronic stress, infected by diseases or suffering from malnutrition. Changes in behaviour often precede reproductive disorders, death and population decline. Studying animal behaviour therefore allows us to detect problems at an early stage and act quickly to solve them.

A. Match the meanings in Column A with the correct words given in

              Column B.                                                                      (5x1=5)

                Column A                                              Column B

(a)  Moving or doing things in a very (i) malnutrition awkard way

(b)  No longer in existence   (ii) decline

(c)  An animal that gives birth to babies (iii) extinct and feed milk

(d)  poor  condition of health caused by (iv) clumsy the lack of proper  food

(e)  continuous decrease in number (v) mammal

                                                                               (vi) reproductive

B.        Fill in the gaps using the correct information from the text. (5x1=5) (a) Great auks are ............ penguins.

(b)      Minimum ............... species of plants, fungi and animals are at risk in Canada alone.

(c)      Before we could ........... their behaviour great auks had gone extinct.

(d)      It is essential to study the behaviour in endangered and .......... species to protect threatened species.

(e)      By observing changes in behaviour or  abnormal behaviour in animals, we can ........ their health problems.


C.        Answer the following questions.      (5x1=5)

(a)      State the physical characteristics of great auks.

(b)      Where do the auks breed?

(c)      Mention one special feature of 842 species found in Canada.

(d)      How do researchers check endangered animal's health?

(e)      What do the behavioural changes of the endangered animals follow ?


5. Suppose you are  the General Manager of "Hotel ABC". Prepare a menu of food items  available at your hotel with the help of the given clues in about 100 words.       5           

Clues : 

Lake side, Pokhara, .............. drinks ......... snacks ........... lunch ............ dinner .......... quality service is the motto ...........


6. Write a news story using the given clues in about 100 words.     5


Typhoid vacine given to children .......... health assistants give Typhoid vaccine, March 15 - 17 ............. children from ages 12 years to 15 years ............ announced by the Department of Health Services.


7. Write a dialogue between two friends talking about the importance of games and sports to the children aged between 12 to 16 in about 150 words. Write at least six exchanges.             6


8. Each and every year Nepali farmers are facing the problem of inadequate  seeds, fertilizer, irrigation, pesticide and so on during the period of farming. Write a letter to the editor of the National daily newspaper complaining this situation and also suggest some measures to solve the problems in about 200 words. 8


9. Reproduce the following sentences as indicated in the brackets. (6x1=6)  (a) Nobodoy knows her pain, ............... ? (Add a tag question)

(b)      I have already met her. (change into Negative) 

(c)      Dharan is 52 km from Dhankuta. (Change into "How far" question)

(d)      Sadina ........... (study) in her room when her friend rang the door bell. (Use correct tense of the verb 'study'.)

(e)      I hate people keeping me waiting. (Change into passive)

(f)       Suman said to his wife, "What did you do yesterday?" (Change into indirect speech)

10. Choose and copy the correct answer given in the brackets. Rewriting is not compulsory. (10x0.5=5)

There lived ........ (a) ........ (a/ an/ the/ no article) university student near my house. He used to go to university ........ (b) ......... (on/ in/ with/ by) foot. One day I met him when he (c) ........ (was going/ went/ had gone/ have gone) to the market. He was in a hurry. I stopped and asked him, "Why ........ (d) ....... (you are running/ he was running/ are you running/ was he running)?" He replied, "The bus is about to leave, ........ (e) ....... (doesn't it/ isn't it/ aren't it/ didn't it) ?" In fact the bus had already started ........ (f) ........ (because/ but/ as/ so that) some people were left behind. Neither the boy nor his friends ............. (g) ...... (was/ had/ were/ have) able to catch the bus. Everyone ............. (h) .......... (were stand/ was standing/ are stand/ is stand) on the road. If they were in time, they .............. (i) ........... (would catch/ will have caught/ will catch/ catch) the bus without any problem. In this way, the ................ (j) ....... (horrible/ horribleness/ horribly/ horrify) situation made them regret themselves.


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