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Directions: Read the passage given below and answer the questions (Q. Nos. 1 - 8) that follow by selecting the correct/most appropriate options:
As science progresses, superstitions ought to grow less. On the whole, that is true. However, it is surprising how superstitions linger on. If we are tempted to look down on savage tribes for holding such ideas, we should remember that even today, among most civilised nations, a great many equally stupid superstitions exist and are believed in by a great many people.
Some people will not sit down thirteen at a table; or will not like to start anything important on a Friday; or refuse to walk under a ladder. Many people buy charms and talismans because they think they will bring them luck. Even in civilised nations today, many laws are made on the basis of principles which are just as much unproved. For instance, it is often held as a principle that white people are by nature superior to people of other colours. The ancient Greeks believed that they were superior to the people of Northern and Western Europe. The only way to see if there is anything in such a principle is to make scientific studies of a number of white and black and brown people under different conditions of life and find out just what they can and cannot achieve.
It is, however, true that the increase of scientife knowledge does reduce superstition and also baseless guessing and useless arguments and practices. Civilised people do not argue and get angry about what water is composed of. The composition of water is known, and there is no argument about it.

1. We should not despise the savage tribes because :

2. Which of the following has a scientific basis for it?

3. Who believe in superstitions?

4. Study the following statements:
(A) Ancient Greeks were superior to other European nations.
(B) Science helps us fight superstitions.

5. Which part of speech is the underlined word in the following sentence?
On the whole that is true.

... Answer is 2)
In the given sentence underlined word 'that' is Demonstrative pronoun.

6. Identify the part of speech of the underlined word in the following sentence.
It is often held that as a principle.

7. Fill in the blank in the following sentence.
_______is opposite in meaning to the word, 'superior'.

8. The statement which best sums up the passage is :

Directions: Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow (Q. Nos. 9-15) by selecting the correct / most appropriate options.
If asked, "What matters are related to health i.e. health decisions ?" most of us would answer hospitals, doctors and pills. Yet we are all making a whole range of decisions about our health which go beyond this limited area of doctors, pills etc. For example, whether or not to smoke, take exercise, wear a seat belt. drive a motor bike, drink alcohol regularly etc.. The way we reach decisions and form attitudes about our health is only just beginning to be understood.
The main paradox is why people consistently do things which are known to be very hazardous. Two interesting examples of this are smoking and not wearing seat belts. Addiction makes smokers keep on smoking and whether to wear a seat belt or not is affected by safety considerations. Taken together both these examples show how people reach decisions about their health. Understanding this process is crucial. Only then can we effectively change public attitude towards voluntary activities like smoking.
Smokers run the risk of contracting heart disease, several times more as compared to non-smokers. Even lung cancer. Despite extensive press campaigns which have regularly told smokers and car drivers the grave risks they are running, the number of smokers and non-wearers of seat belts has remained much the same. Although the numbers of deaths from road accidents and smoking are well publicized, they have aroused little public interest.
If we give smokers the real figures of deaths caused by smoking, will it affect their views on the dangers of smoking ? Unfortunately not. Many of the real figures are in the form of probable estimates, and evidence shows that people are very bad at understanding this kind of information.

9. Why does a common man choose to wear a seat belt?

10. Study the following statements:
(a) Though it is very dangerous, some people don't quit smoking.
(b) Whether or not to drink alcohol is not a health decision.

11. Which of the following pieces of advice can be easily ignored by the people?

12. Which part of speech is the underlined word in the following sentence?
Yet, we are all making a whole range of decisions.

13. Which part of speech is the underlined word in the following sentence?
Understanding this process is crucial.

14. Smokers run double the risk of contracting heart disease.
The word 'contracting' here means

15. An example of 'limited area' of health is :

16. A teacher asks her learners to discuss in groups of four, jot down ideas and then develop them in an outline to write a paragraph. Learners then edit. the paragraph into a final draft. Which strategy of writing does the teacher follow here?

17. Transactional listening:

18. CALP stands for

19. 'A task' in Task Based Language Learning means _______

20. According to National Curriculum Framework 2005, which one of the following is NOT an objective of language teaching-learning?

21. Which one of the following is NOT true of language learning?

22. Which is an effective way of teaching-learning grammar?

23. What status is given to English language in the Indian Constitution?

24. A language teacher asks learners to write a paragraph on 'scarcity of water' Learners gather information from science and social science books and other sources before writing. Such task aims at :

25. Which one of the following is NOT an assessment tool for language learning?

26. Teaching a novel is to promote :

27. Story telling as a strategy in language. teaching is aimed at _______

28. 'Input Hypothesis' refers to:

29. Which one of the following makes the communication a cyclic process?

30. Top-down process of reading:

Directions: Read the passage given below and answer the questions (31 - 38) by selecting the correct/most appropriate options:
The other day I received an unusual and very gratifying gift: I was given at tree. Or rather, I was given half-a-dozen trees, which would be planted on my behalf. I had been invited to give a talk to an organisation. After such events, the speaker is usually given a token gift. Sometimes the gift is that of a pen, or something useful. Often, the gift is in the form of a plaque or similar commemorative token. However well-meant, such gifts are destined to gather dust in forgotten corners. Which is why I was agreeably. surprised to be given a scroll which attested that, in a designated plantation. established for the purpose, six tress would be added in my name, as part of 'green' movement being sponsored by the organization.
In an increasingly environmentally conscious world, the gift of a living tree or plant makes for a perfect present. The tradition of giving and receiving gifts has increasingly become a highly evolved marketing exercise. Apart from festivals like Diwali Holi, Christmas, Eid and others, a whole new calendar of celebratory events has been created to promote the giving of gifts: Mother's Day, Father's Day, Teacher's Day, Valentine's Day and so on and on.
What do you give to people friends, relatives, spouses, children, parents, employees, clients, well-wishers who have more or less everything, or at least everything that you could afford to give them as a gift? Another shirt or kurta ? Another bottle of scent or after shave? Another box of chocolates ? Another any other?

31. What usually happens to the gifts he/she receives?

32. The gift received by the writer was:

33. Why do you not very much care for it when you receive a shirt or a kurta as a gift?

34. The word 'gratifying' means:

35. The word 'destined' means :

... Answer is 1)
destined- किस्मत
fated- किस्मत
decided- निर्णय करना
declined- अस्वीकार करना
departed- प्रस्थान करना

36. Name the part of speech of the underlined word in the following clause.
which is why I was agreeably surprised.

... Answer is 3)
Here, which used as a 'subject'.

37. Identify the part of the following sentence which has an error in it.
Your claim ought(a)   to succeed in that case(b)   the damages(c)   will be substantial(d)

... Answer is 2)
'ought to be' is used to say what you expect
correct sentence- Your claim ought to be succeed in that case the damages will be substantial.

38. The writer was thrilled when he was given

Directions Read the passage given below. and answer the questions (39 - 45) by selecting the correct/most appropriate options :
With more then 3,000 languages currently spoken, English undoubtedly is amongst the richest of all languages. The Oxford English Dictionary lists about half a million words of which only 2,00,000 are frequently used. This is because, the balance 3,00,000 words are technical and not found in ordinary dictionaries. The only language that can come near English is Chinese.
Apart from being the richest language, English also boasts of being one of the most widely spoken, second only to Mandarin Chinese. This remarkable achievement is only because of the one thing that we all love to do copy! 'Siesta' for example is of Spanish origin. 'Sputnik' as you must be aware of, has a Russian origin. 'Restaurant' is from France and 'Super' from Germany. Even before the birth of the 'genius' of 'drama', William Shakespeare, the words 'genius' and 'drama' were adapted from Greek. Now, you must be wondering if English has anything original about it. Well, find it out! Did you ever try to find out how many different words of English we use in our daily life? Try to guess and then read on. A modern novelist has a vocabulary of anywhere between ten to fifteen thousand words.
William Shakespeare used thirty thousand words and the only writer to come close to him was James Joyce in 'Ulysses'. We normally have a vocabulary of about ten thousand words of which only five thousand are used in everyday conversation. This leads to a limited variety of words. This is because we repeat a lot of words. In conversation and in writing, it is 'the'. (Try counting it in this article and you will have proof of it.)

39. In our everyday conversation we use a limited number of words because :

40. How many words are usually used by an English speaking person ?

41. Which of the following words is most often used in English language?

42. The word that is similar in meaning to the word, 'remarkable' is:

43. The word that is opposite in meaning to the word, 'ordinary' is :

44. Which part of speech is the underlined word in the following sentence?
Did you ever try to find out?

45. English is the most widely used language in the world because:

Answer the following questions (Q Nos. 46. to 60) by selecting the most appropriate options.

46. A teacher gives a puzzle to her class-VIII students and asks them to solve it by speaking out how they solve it. What is this strategy known as ?

47. Sanskrit in India today is a

48. A teacher of Class-VII asked her students to read a short story and come to the class. She asks them to discuss the major points of the story in groups and present them to the whole class. What is this reading known as ?

49. English does not find its place as a ______.

50. Bottom-up processing in listening is to

51. Continuous Assessment focuses on

52. 'Pre-reading' activity in class is to

53. Pedagogical Grammar is

54. What are these words known as ?
- the, of, and, a, to, that, it, with, but, they, she, he

55. What is the following strategy known as in reading?
The text is read more slowly and in detail to get the gist or overall sense of the text.

56. A teacher asks her learners of class-VII to refer to the textbook of History and find a theme which can be connected with English language text for writing an essay.
What is this practice known as ?

57. Multilingualism as a resource means

58. Match the types of writing with their corresponding category :
a. Personal writing      i. Letter of complaint
b. Study writing             ii. Diary writing
C. Creative writing      iii. Synopsis writing
d. Public writing            iv. Travelogue

59. A teacher divides her class into groups of five and allocates different themes to the groups. The groups have to collect information on the themes and write reports to be presented to the class. What is this activity known as ?

60. Process approach to writing involves

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