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UP Board Class 12 English Model Paper 2023- यूपी बोर्ड कक्षा 12वीं के लिए अंग्रेजी का मॉडल पेपर – ऐसा ही पैटर्न रहेगा
MODEL PAPER Yearly Examination
English Class XII
Time: 3 Hours 15 Minutes Max. Marks: 100
Note: First 15 minutes are allotted to the candidates for reading the question paper.
- (i) This question paper is divided into four sections ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’.
- (ii) All questions from the four sections are compulsory.
- (iii) Marks are indicated against each question.
- (iv) Read the questions very carefully before you answer them.
Section ‘A’ Reading
- Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
- Every single mistake is a blessing in disguise; there are actually untold blessings hidden within every mistake.
- Children make many mistakes while learning how to ride a bike or write, and we don’t give it a second thought because we know that through their mistakes they will learn and eventually master what they’re trying to do. So why is it that adults are so hard on themselves? We all make mistakes, and if we didn’t make them we’d never learn. anything and we wouldn’t grow any smarter or wiser. We have the freedom to make our own choices, and the freedom to make mistakes. Mistakes can hurt, but if we don’t learn from the mistakes we’ve made, the pain we’ve suffered from them has been for nothing. By the law of attraction, we will make the same mistake over and over again, until the consequences hurt so much that we finally learn from it. This is the very reason why mistakes hurt, so that we do learn from them and don’t make them repeatedly.
- To learn from a mistake, we first have to own it, and this is where many people can come undone because they often blame someone else for their mistake. Let’s consider the scenario of being pulled over by the police for speeding and being given a speeding ticket. Instead of taking responsibility for speeding we blame the police because we were caught unawares. But the mistake was ours as we chose to speed.
- We are human, we will make mistakes and it’s one of the most beautiful things about being human. But we must learn from our mistakes, lot of unnecessary pain.
- So, how do we learn from our mistakes? Gratitude! No matter how bad something may seem, there are always many things to be grateful for. When you look for as many things as you can to be grateful for in a mistake, you magically transform the mistake into a skity blessing, and blessings attract blessings. more
- Today think of a mistake and let it be a lesson afe learnt. Let it be a blessing. Look for the things to be grateful for. Ask yourself what you have learnt from this mistake. Every blessing you find has a magical power. So, get ready to write out your list in a gratitude journal or type them on a computer.
(a) What is hidden in a mistake, according to the author?
(b) How are children different from adults with regard to mistakes?
(c) What do we need to do to learn from our mistakes?
(d) How can you transform a mistake into a blessing?
(e) Which word in paragraph 2 is the antonym of ’causes’ used?
(f) Which word means the same as ‘liability’ used in paragraph3?
(g) Which word is the synonym’ of ‘thankful’ used in paragraph 4?
Section ‘B’ Writing
- Write an article in 100-150 words on how we can make India a carefree and enjoyable place for women when they can go wherever they like to without any fear of being stared at, molested or discriminated against. You are Navtej/Navita.
According to 2011 census, literacy rate of hundred per cent or around has been achieved by only a couple of states in India. Illitracy is found mostly among the old and the deprived sections of society. What can the youth do to spread literacy in society?
Write an article in 100-150 words on ‘Role of students in eradicating illiteracy. You are
Write on article on the topic ‘Challanges before our country’. You are Karma/Karan.
- On Teacher’s Day, you read in a newspaper that privately owned and managed schools in small towns or even in the suburbs of metropolitan cities exploit their teachers by paying them just a fraction of their authorised salaries. This affects their performance in the classroom and thus the lives of their students.
Write a letter in 100-150 words to the editor of a national daily raising your voice against such exploitation. Suggest ways to solve this problem. You are Navtej/Navita, 112, Taj Road, Agra.
You are the Physical Education Instructor of All Saints School. You had placed an order for sports goods with Bat and Ball Enterprises. When the items arrived you found that some of them were defective. Write a letter to the Manager, Bat and Ball Enterprises, asking him to replace the defective items (100-150 words).
Section ‘C’ Grammar & Translation
- (a) Choose the option which best expresses the meaning of underlined idioms and phrases/phrasal verbs in each of the following sentences:
(i) Whenever I meet him he pulls a long
(a) looks cheerful
(b) looks gloomy
(c) looks angry
(d) looks indifferent
(ii) Do not add fuel to the fire:
(a) create problem
(b) Choose the correct synonym of each of the following words:
(c) Choose the correct antonym of each of the following words:
(d) Substitute one word for the following group of expressions:
(i) A document written by hand
(ii) A child born after the death of his father
(e) Choose the correct words which will
correctly complete the given sentences:
(i) You cannot row a boat without an
(d) none of these
(ii) The …….. of snow covered peaks is worth seeing
(d) none of these
5.(a) Change any one of the following sentences into indirect form of speech:
(i) My father said to me, “Do not laugh at the old beggar.”
(ii) The speaker said, “Ashoka won the respect of all races and classes by his justice.”
(b) Combine any one set of sentences as
directed within the brackets:
(i) The enemy was approaching. The news alarmed us. (Complex Sentence)
(ii) The lion was wounded. It was not killed.
(c) Transform any one sentence as directed within the brackets:
(i) She is too weak to go to the hospital for medicine. (Remove ‘too’)
(ii) It is time to close the shop. (Passive Voice)
(d) Correct any one of the following sentences
(i) We should not listen the advice of a false friend.
(ii) I know the French and the English language.
(e) Choose the correct meaning of each of the following :
(i) Die in harness :
(a) Die on a horse back
(b) Die while still at work
(c) Die in the battlefield
(d) Die with honour
(ii) To bell the cat :
(a) To take lead in danger
(b) To tie bell to a cat’s neck
(c) To be alert of the enemy
(d) To make noise
- Translate the following passage into English :
भारत एक गौरवशाली प्राचीन राष्ट्र है। प्राचीन काल में हम सम्पन्न थे । देश में धन-धान्य की प्रचुरता थी । वृक्षों में फूल और फल तथा नदियों में स्वच्छ जल रहता था। लोगों में प्रेम व सौहार्द था। सभी एक-दूसरे के सुख-दुःख में भागीदार थे। स्वतन्त्रता के अड़सठ वर्ष बाद भी आज हम पूर्णतया सुखी नहीं हैं। हमारी बढ़ती हुई जनसंख्या और साम्प्रदायिक दंगे प्रमुख समस्याएँ हैं। हमें ही उन्हें सुलझाना है। जब तक प्रत्येक देशवासी इसके लिए प्रयत्न नहीं करेगा, तब तक समस्या सुलझ नहीं सकती। आइये, हम सब प्रतिज्ञा करें कि हम देश में शान्ति, समृद्धि व सुख लाने का हर प्रकार से प्रयत्न करेंगे और भारत को पुनः ‘विश्वगुरु’ व ‘सोने की चिड़िया’ के गौरव से विभूषित करेंगे।
Section ‘D’ Literature
- Answer the following questions in about words each :
(a) What changes did the order from Berlin cause in school that day?
What makes the city of Firozabad famous? (b) Why was Douglas determined to get over his fear of water ?
Who was Mukesh and what was his ambition?
- Answer any one of the following questions in about 80 words each:
(a) What did the French teacher tell his students in his last French Lesson? What impact did it have on them?
(b) How did the instructor “build a swimmer” out of Douglas?
- Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow:
Perhaps the Earth can teach us.
As when everything seems dead
And later proves to be alive
Now I will count upto twelve
And you keep quiet and I will go.
(a) What does the poet mean to achieve by counting upto twelve?
(b) What is the significance of ‘keeping quiet’?
(c) Which figure of speech is used in the line ‘Earth can teach us as when everything’?
- Give the Central Idea of any one of the following Poems:
(a) My Mother at Sixty-Six
(b) Keeping Quiet
(c) An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum
- Answer the following questions in about 40 words each:
(a) Why was tiger hunting banned in Pratibandhapuram?
What did Sam write in his letter to Charley?
(b) What was the third level? Where was it situated?
Who was Geoff Green? What did he offer to the students?
- Answer any one of the following questions in about 80 words:
(a) Why is Antarctica the place to go to, to understand the earth’s present, past and future?
(b) What is there on Antarctica? How is silence interrupted there