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Language and Writing Writing Time: 3 Hours English Paper 1 Total Marks : 80
READ THE FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY:


  1. Do not write for the first fifteen minutes. This time is to be spent reading the questions. After having read the questions, you will be given three hours to answer all questions.




  1. The first five digits of your index number have already been printed. Write the remaining seven digits in the space provided on the top right hand corner of this cover page only.




  1. This paper comprises of TWO SECTIONS, Section A for WRITING and B for LANGUAGE. There are four questions. You must attempt all. You are advised to spend not more than 1 hour in answering Question I and 30 minutes in answering Question II.




  1. You are not allowed to write the name of your school and your name in the composition and letter writing, unless specified.




  1. Read the directions to each question carefully and write all your answers in the space provided in the question booklet itself.




  1. Remember to write quickly but neatly.




  1. Do not remove or tear off any pages from the booklet.




  1. Do not draw lines or pictures on or in the booklet to beautify it.




  1. Do not leave the examination hall before you have made sure that you have answered all the questions.




For Chief Marker's and Markers' Use Only

Question I

Subparts

Weighting

M 1

M 2

Total

Average

Grand total


25 marks

Thought & Organization

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Expression, Mechanics & Style

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Question

I

II

III

IV

Total

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This booklet comprises 20 pages.


Section A
Question -I
Write an expository essay of 350-400 words on any ONE of the topics given below. You will be rewarded for orderly and coherent presentation of materials, use of appropriate

features and general accuracy of spellings, punctuation and grammar. [25]
(a) The challenges of being young.


  1. The invention that has affected human life the most.

(c) ‘Democracy is the form of government that ensures the participation of every individual in shaping the future of the country.’ Discuss.




  1. What is global warming? Discuss the causes and effects of global warming.


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Question II
You are Sherub Jigme studying in class 11 in Wangchuk HSS under Wangdue Dzongkhag. Write a letter on any ONE of the following situations. [15]


  1. You have lost your class 10 certificate (BCSE) issued by the BBE (Bhutan Board of Examinations). Write an application to the Secretary of Examination, BBE, Thimphu, requesting him to issue a duplicate certificate. Describe how you lost the certificate and be specific about the need and urgency of the document you are requesting for.




  1. You are the Chief Student Coordinator in the school for the Annual Cultural Show. Write a letter of invitation to the District Education Officer to be the Chief Guest on the occasion.




  1. You are a student member of your School Sports Committee. Write a letter to the Manager of the Druk Supplier & Co., Phuentsholing, placing an order for some sports equipment you urgently require for the celebration of the Annual Sports Day. Mention the items, quantity, time frame, mode of payment, etc. for the supply.



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Section B

(Nature of Language)
Question III
1. For each of the following there are four choices. Choose the best answer and write

it in the space provided. [1x3]
(i) All the following are the features of language except it

A is arbitrary.

B must be learnt.

C is genetically transmitted.

D is a social as well as an individual phenomenon.

Answer __________________________________________________________________


(ii) Which of the following is not true?

A Language is a bridge between individuals.

B Language is the only means of communication.

C Language helps in expression and presentation.

D Language is the most effective means of communication.

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(iii) Choose the correct sequence followed during the process of communication.

A encoding-reception-transmission-decoding

B encoding-decoding-transmission-reception

C encoding-transmission-reception-decoding

D decoding-encoding-transmission-reception
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2. Answer the following questions. [7]

(i) Give three evidences to show that human language is more complex and

sophisticated than that of animals. (3)
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  1. Explain the following features of language in brief: (4)

a. Displacement

b. Open-ended system


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(Grammar/Structures)
Question IV
1. For each of the questions there are four choices. Choose the best answer and write

it in the space provided. [1x10]

(i) You


A will love your neighbour as yourself.

B could love your neighbour as yourself.

C would love your neighbour as yourself.

D should love your neighbour as yourself.

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(ii) Sonam takes

A by his father in many ways.

B for his father in many ways.

C after his father in many ways.

D behind his father in many ways.
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(iii) Yesterday I saw

A a one-eyed man in the town.

B an one-eyed man in the town.

C the one-eyed man in the town.

D one one-eyed man in the town.
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(iv) You

A do not bother about your result if you study hard.

B need not bother about your result if you study hard.

C could not bother about your result if you study hard.

D would not bother about your result if you study hard.


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(v) We should not look down

A upon the less privileged section of our society.

B on the less privileged section of our society.

C to the less privileged section of our society.

D the less privileged section of our society.
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(vi) Our government is seriously striving to

A achieve the objective of G.N.H.

B acheive the objective of G.N.H.

C acheve the objective of G.N.H.

D achive the objective of G.N.H.
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(vii) Returning home after school, I saw

A a old man again.

B an old man again.

C the old man again.

D one old man again.
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(viii) Everybody had come to attend the party

A accept Mr. Tshewang.

B except Mr. Tshewang.

C expect Mr. Tshewang.

D aspect Mr. Tshewang.


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(ix) The synonym for the word ‘bizarre’ is

A sad.


B storm.

C weird.


D wizard.
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(x) Why did you turn

A off such a good offer?

B out such a good offer?

C apart such a good offer?

D down such a good offer?
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2. Rewrite the following sentences using the instructions given in brackets and without changing their meanings. [1x10]


(i) Tashi is too proud to beg for forgiveness.

[Remove: too]



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(ii) Did she not tell him to behave properly with the customers?

[Change into assertive statement]
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(iii) Do they believe in the existence of God?

[End with: exists]


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(iv) Hurry up. You will be late.

[Combine both the sentences without using ‘and’ or ‘but’]


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(v) Lunana is the coldest region in Bhutan.

[Use: colder]


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(vi) The games teacher said, “It has been raining since morning.”

[Change into indirect speech]


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(vii) He is fortunate to have won the prize.

[Begin: Fortunately]


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(viii) Bhutan is exporting electricity to India.

[Change into passive]


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(ix) We are going to be placed in different schools after the results are declared.

[Change into interrogative negative]


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(x) Both Sangay and Tshering were disqualified for the job.

[Rewrite using: neither … nor]


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3. Fill each blank with the antonyms of the words given in the brackets. [1x5]


(i) The suspect continued to ____________________ (admit) his involvement even after a witness came forward.
(ii) The manager of the company ____________________ (supported) Pema’s proposal.

(iii) The protestors were ____________________ (imprisoned) yesterday.


(iv) The notes issued by the bank are ____________________ (counterfeit).
(v) The meeting _______________ (commenced) right on time.

4. Edit the following sentences and rewrite them correctly. [1x5]

(i) The news was broadcast in television the same evening.
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(ii) Five years abroad has given her a strong American assent.


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(iii) The accident should have been avoided if the speed limit had been followed by both the drivers.
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(iv) I chose to study Mathematics because it is an intresting subject.
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(v) Dhendup think of donating a good share of her own wealth to charity on her fiftieth birthday next week.


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