A TIGER IN THE ZOO: POEM CLASS X CBSE ENGLISH

A TIGER IN THE ZOO

EXTRACT 1

Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions follow:- 

 

Sliding through long grass

Near the water hole

Where plump dear pass.

1. Who is being talked about here?

Correct! Wrong!

2. Where is the tiger right now ?

Correct! Wrong!

3. The rhyming scheme of the above passage is ____

Correct! Wrong!

4. Tell the name of the poet of the above extract-

Correct! Wrong!

5. Read the following conversation of four persons carefully:-

 

IST PERSON: The tiger must feel the gratitude to the zoo owner  and caretakers that they have provided all the facilities to him in the zoo.

2nd PERSON: But the natural growth and happiness of any species is  possible only under

                         his natural habitat. 

3RD PERSON:But here in the zoo , he doesn’t have to labour hard even for his food.

4TH PERSON: Excuse me, don’t you know that a tiger likes to eat only fresh food by hunting .

Now pick out the option that classifies fact (f) and opinion ( o) about the tiger Given by the above persons:- F- FACT, O- OPINION

Please select 2 correct answers

Correct! Wrong!

A LETTER TO GOD: EXTRACT PRACTICE : SAMPLE PAPER CLASS X

A LETTER TO GOD

EXTRACT 1

Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions follow:- 

 

“ Of the money that I asked for, only seventy pesos reached me. Send the rest since I need it very much But don’t send it to me through the mail because the post office employees are a bunch of crooks.”

1. The name of the author of the above extract is-

Correct! Wrong!

2. The speaker is writing a letter to –

Correct! Wrong!

3. ’Bunch of crooks’ means a _____

Correct! Wrong!

4. The story ultimately talks about ____

Correct! Wrong!

5. Read the following conversation of four persons carefully:-

 

1ST PERSON: Lencho must not blame the employees. How can he be sure that

   the money has been stolen by the post office employees?

2nd PERSON: But the money was really less than he asked for.

3rd PERSON: Because the Post Master could not collect money as much as 

    Lencho wished for.

4TH PERSON: Yes, and Lencho must be ultimately happy with whatever amount he Got.

Now pick out the option that classifies fact (f) and opinion ( o) of the F- FACT O- OPINION

Correct! Wrong!

 Extract 2

“All through the night, Lencho thought only of his one hope:

 the help of God, Whose eyes as he had been instructed ,see

everything ,even what is deep in one’s conscience.”

 

The _______ of Lencho’s crop had taken away his sleep.

flourishing  

spoilage

growth

2. Lencho looks to God for _______.

money

blessings

none

3. Who comes to Lencho’s rescue?

Neighbours

God

Post Master

4. The word ‘instructed’ WILL NOT  be similiar to ________

trained

misled

educated

5. The basic character trait of Lencho as revealed in this etract is:-

Cunningness

Simplicity

Greed


Answer

  1. spoilage
  2. money
  3. Post Master
  4. misled
  5. Simplicity

SAMPLE EXTRACT QUESTIONS CBSE CLASS X DUST OF SNOW

DUST OF SNOW

EXTRACT 1

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued

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The last two lines tell us the fact that the mood of the poet was____before some time.

Correct! Wrong!

2. What CAN NOT be the meaning of ‘rued’ ?

Correct! Wrong!

What had been saved from ruining?

Correct! Wrong!

The rhyme Scheme in the given stanza is ____

Correct! Wrong!

The poem shows a contrast between two different _____

Correct! Wrong!

What is the message the poet DOES NOT likely to convey through this poem ______

Correct! Wrong!

DUST OF SNOW
RESULT
1- 3= *Keep Trying ! Better Luck Next Time* 3-4= *Good ! Just Give a Little More Efforts* 5-6= Well Done ! Keep Glowing ! Keep Blooming !

Share your Results:

EXTRACT 2

 

The way a crow

Shook down on me

The dust of snow

 

1. Name the Poet of the above extract___

 a . Robert FrosT

 b.  Carolyn Wells

 c. Leslie Norris 

 d. John Berryman

2. ‘Dust of Snow’ stands for ______

a. the dust-laden snow

b. the balls of hail

c. soft particles of snow

d.  snowstorm

3. ‘Me’ im the extract is____

a. The poet’s father

b. The poet’s mother

c. The poet’s friend

d. The poet himself

4. Who / What shook down the dust of snow on the poet ?

a. The wind

b. The Hemlock tree

c. A Crow

d. The poet himself

e. The lines describe a ________ landscape.

a. Summer

b. Winter

c. Spring

d. Autumn

ANSWERS

  1. a. Robert Fost
  2. c.. soft particles of snow
  3. d. The poet himself

  4. c. A crow

  5. b. Winter

If you practiced the second extract, please leave a comment below…

Thank You

TWO STORIES ABOUT FLYING: English classes 10 CBSE

TWO STORIES ABOUT FLYING (Part 1)

” That was twenty-four hours ago. Since then nobody had come near him. The day before, all day long, he had watched his parents flying about with his brothers and sister, perfecting them in the art of flight, teaching them how to skim the waves and how to dive for fish. He had, in fact, seen his older brother catch his first herring and devour it, standing on a rock, while his parents circled around raising a proud cackle. And all the morning the whole family had walked about on the big plateau midway down the opposite cliff taunting him with his cowardice.”

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I. Why do you think nobody came near the young seagull ?

Correct! Wrong!

II. Choose the option that lists the set of statements that are NOT TRUE according to the given extract:-

Correct! Wrong!

III. Pick up the option that correctly classify Fact(s) & opinion(s).

Correct! Wrong!

IV. Which phrase DOES NOT correspond to TAUNTING HIM-

Correct! Wrong!

V. 3. “ taunting him with cowardice” the line shows that his siblings are-

Correct! Wrong!

HIS FIRST FLIGHT
Result Announcement !
1- 3= *Keep Trying ! Better Luck Next Time* 3-4= *Good ! Just Give a Little More Efforts* 5= Well Done ! Keep Glowing ! Keep Blooming !

Share your Results:

EXTRACT 2

” He felt certain that his wings would never support him, so he bent his head and ran away back to the little hole under the ledge where he slept at night.”

a. Who is ‘he’ in the above extract ?

b. Why did he run back to his little hole?

c. Why did he feel his wings will not supoort him?

d. Search of the meaning similiar to ‘confirm’ from the above extract.

e. Tell the name of the author of the above extract.

 

Answers

a. The Young seagull

b. because he was afraid to fly off the ledge/ because he was scared of the height. 

c. he lacked the courage to risk falling off the ledge. 

d. certain

e. Liam O’ Flaherty

SUBJECT VERB AGREEMENT: QUIZ 2

SUBJECT VERB CONCORD: QUIZ2

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1. Either Akriti or her sister ____cooking today.

Correct! Wrong!

Because any ONE person is cooking.

Either Kriti or her friends _____ participating in the drama.

Correct! Wrong!

Between two subjects If the first one is Singular and the later one is plural, Verb will be placed according to the number of later one.

3. Amit and Sumit ____ practicing for the match since last night.

Correct! Wrong!

Two different subjects are added with AND who are individual with their own identity.

4. Hurry up ! Bullock and cart ____waiting for us outside.

Correct! Wrong!

Two subjects are added with ‘and ‘ but make one sense ‘ BULLUCKCART ‘

5. Neither Aman nor Shobhit ____attending the party tonight.

Correct! Wrong!

no one is going and both the subjects are individual.

6. Neither Samridhi nor her friends _____crying on the farewell party.

Correct! Wrong!

The verb will be placed according to the number of later subjects.

7. The manager and secretary ____invited on his Birthday Party.

Correct! Wrong!

‘ THE’ has been placed before the first subject only that means ( manager and secretary both are the same person)

9. The manager and the secretary ____invited on his Birthday Party.

Correct! Wrong!

‘ THE’ has been placed before both the subjects that tell ( manager and secretary both are different persons)

9. A number of trees ____ been fallen down due to cyclone.

Correct! Wrong!

A number of + noun – when are unspecific, will take PLURAL HELPING VERB

10. A number of green trees ____ been fallen down due to cyclone.

Correct! Wrong!

‘ green trees’ – specific noun – A number of + noun – when are specific, will take SINGULAR HELPING VERB

QUIZ : BASED ON TENSE

QUIZ : TENSE

Anu writes a letter. (Negative)

Correct! Wrong!

Did you keep Ronit’s book at the table ? (Affirmative)

Correct! Wrong!

Shyam broke my lamp yesterday. (Interrogative)

Correct! Wrong!

Will you leave me alone ? (Interrogative Negative )

Correct! Wrong!

Abhilasha does not scold her brother . (Affirmative )

Correct! Wrong!

Deeksha had already arrived at time. (Interrogative)

Correct! Wrong!

The sparrows do not awake in the night. (Interrogative Negative)

Correct! Wrong!

Has Rajat ever seen a blue flower? (Negative)

Correct! Wrong!

SUBJECT VERB CONCORD: QUIZ 1

QUIZ 1: SUBJECT VERB CONCORD

Many a flower ___blooming in the garden.

Correct! Wrong!

After many if we have A/AN ,we will use singular helping verb.

Akshat as well as his sisters ___ present in the party

Correct! Wrong!

along with , together with, with… such words and phrases take helping verb according to the first subjects.

He or I ____ guilty.

Correct! Wrong!

If we have II and I person together in a sentence, Auxiliary Verb will be according to the later subject.

Every book and every pen from my bag ____ lost.

Correct! Wrong!

If we have each or every before subject, it always take singular helping verb.

Not only the commander but also the soldiers ____ killed.

Correct! Wrong!

Not only -but also take helping verb according to the later subject. Later subject is PLURAL

Not only the stars but also the moon ____shinning brightly yesterday night.

Correct! Wrong!

Later subject MOON is singular. Not only -but also take helping verb according to the later subject.

Here ___ hidden the answer of this secret question.

Correct! Wrong!

Here/There takes a helping verb according to the number of its compliment. QUESTION-SINGULAR

Here ____hidden the answers of these secret questions.

Correct! Wrong!

Here/There takes a helping verb according to the number of its complement. QUESTIONS -PLURAL

QUIZ 2 SUBJECT VERB CONCORD

COMPLAIN LETTER PRACTICE PAPER CBSE BASED

Question 

 1.Your name is Jack or Jimi. You live in the countryside area of Nagpur your locality is frequently facing some serious issues of robbery in the recent months. Write a letter of complaint to the Commissioner of Police describing the whole situation and asking him to look into the matter as soon as possible.
 
2.   You are Shivam or Shivani residing in 1545 Kirti Nagar, New Delhi. Write a letter to the Deputy Commissioner of Police drawing his attention to the deteriorating law and order situation in the City.
 
3.   Write a letter of complaint to the secretary of your society and inform him about the careless behaviour of the security guard which could lead to potential problems later on.

Editorial Letter Questions CBSE BASED:

QUESTIONS EDITORIAL LETTER

 
1. At your grandmother’s house 26/8 Gwalior, M.P., you were quite shocked to see such a bad quality of water. Write a letter to the editor and ask him to write an article to make the citizens and government aware of the problem of increasing the bad quality of water. You are Panjal/Priti.
 
2. Write a letter to the Postmaster of Jawaharlal Ghar Delhi inquiring about the whereabouts of a courier you said sent to your parents in Dehradun. You are Sunidhi/ Sujay.
 
3. Two main parks in your locality have suffered from neglect on the part of local authorities. They have virtually been taken over by undesirable elements. As a result, the residents have stopped going to the parks. Write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper expressing your concern about the problems the neglect has created and suggest measures to reclaim the parks for children. You are Gautam/Gauri 2, Gobind Enclave, Meerut.

ARTICLE WRITING: HOW TO WRITE AN ARTICLE: CBSE ARTICLE WRITING FORMAT AND SAMPLE

What is an Article Writing?

“An Article Writing is a piece of writing on any social issue intended to be published in newspaper or magazine sharing different thoughts, opinions, facts, records, information or pieces of advice with balanced arguments so that general public and authorities could be alert and try to solve the problem.”

FORMATION OF ARTICLE WRITING

An Article Writing consists of four basic parts:-

  • TITLE
  • WRITER’S NAME
  • MAIN BODY- a. Introduction b. Exposition c. Winding-up
  • CLOSING

Now let’s get into each part separately-

 I. TITLE

  • Eye-catching 
    The first and foremost thing is ‘the title of the Article’, which must be eye-catching. It must focus on the main topic of the issue catching the attention of the readers.
  •   Must be Written in BLOCK LETTER
  •    Must not exceed 4 to 5 words 

Example:

  • EVILS OF SCIENCE
  • LIFE DURING LOCKDOWN
  •  A HELLISH LIFE DURING PANDEMIC
  •   Can be in a single word or one       phrase also 

Example

  •     TERRORISM 
  •     WATER RESOURCES

 ( But it is recommended try to write a more impressive title)

  • Must be thought-provoking 
    For catching the attention of the readers we can ask some questions so that readers might pay more attention to listen to our words. You can make it thought-provoking in the following ways:
  • Can be in a question format 
    Example 
  • CAN YOU ALSO HEAR ANIMAL’S CRY?
  • DO YOU LOVE JUNK FOOD?
  • HAVE YOU LEARNT TIME MANAGEMENT?
  • Subtitle
    (To the main title, we can add subtitles also for making it more impressive. )
    Examples 
         DOWRY SYSTEM- A BLOT ON SOCIETY 
         INVENTIONS OF SCIENCE-BANE OR BOON?
         SCHOOL SPORTS DAY – A GREAT EVENT!

 II. WRITER’S NAME

The writer’s name can be written in two ways:-
we can write the writer’s name just below the title
or
Just at the end of the article at the right hand.

  III. MAIN BODY

The main body also consists of three basic parts:-
a. Introduction b. Exposition

c. Winding-up

a. Introduction

   Write a suitable Introduction of the Issue.

While introducing the issue of the article, we need to focus on the following points-
Try to establish context with a good introduction of a topic.
you can introduce the topic by writing:-

  • A good slogan or quote
  • Defining the topic

(You can introduce your topic by defining the problem or issue. we can also provoke the thought of the readers by asking some burning questions so that the readers might be more excited to read your article.)

b. Exposition
We can also open the different layers of a topic by showing various aspects of our problem or issue.
For making our topic more impressive we can show different kinds of:-

Examples

“I notice daily two boys aged around 12 to 14 working day and night 

at my neighboring hotel .”

-Statistics 

” From the year 2018 to 2019, there has been seen a dramatic leap of percentage in road accidents. They have been increased from 30 to 60 percent. “
-Causes 

“The major reasons behind the road accidents are due to violations of rules of the road.”
-Advantages or disadvantages- 

” Besides having different kinds of disadvantages, a mobile phone has its advantages also if we use it wisely.”

Remember:- It is not necessary to include all the elements. Write only which suits your topic.

c. WindingUP

Wind up or sum up the main Idea by:-

-An opinion

“Children can play an important role in stopping this cruelty to animals.”
-Criticism
“The police in general let off the violence easily after getting their palm greased.”

IV. CLOSING
We can conclude an Article in three different ways:-
-By showing hope
“But I hope people of the modern age would
try to understand the need for their brains to utilize in the service of their motherland.”
Leaving a warning
If we keep on killing animals  continuously in this way, soon there will come a day finding human  to survive for his life.”
Making an Appeal 
” Oh! Children of the world – animals, and birds are crying
for your help, they cannot survive without your support.”

HAPPY LEARNING!

SAMPLE - CLASS 10TH

ANIMAL’S CRY FOR HELP

-by Garima Jadun

ANIMALS’ CRY FOR HELP

    -by Nisha Tiwari

Man is perhaps the only animal who ill-treats and even kills other animals for his pleasure.

He destroys their natural habitats and ruthlessly kills animals for their skins, bones, and meat, although he is not a meat-eater by nature and holds life sacred.
 
Did you know that counts of animals and birds have been killed, mutilated, or decapitated in the name of scientific experiments, testing, and research? Rats, birds, and monkeys are not only kept in cramped and overcrowded cages but also subjected to ruthless treatment in the cold-blooded way in Laboratories the poor silent souls cannot even express the pain and suffering they are subjected to.
 
Most of them die a premature, painful, and unnatural death. Circuses, roadshows, cattle, and bird markets are also traps for these helpless creatures. Monkeys bears and parrots are ill-treated by Circus people and roadside showmen to make money by showing their tricks, bulls horses, mules, camels, and donkeys are made a carry heavy loads.
 
 Oh, Children of the world,! Animals and birds are crying for your help.  They cannot survive without your support. Listen to their pathetic voice and save them! 

SAMPLE - CLASS 12TH
(Increase Word Limits)

ANIMALS’ CRY FOR HELP

    -by Nisha Tiwari

Man is perhaps the only animal who ill-treats and even kills other animals for his pleasure.

He destroys their natural habitats and ruthlessly kills animals for their skins, bones, and meat, although he is not a meat-eater by nature and holds life sacred.
 
Did you know that counts of animals and birds have been killed , mutilated or decapitated in the name of scientific experiments, testing and research? Rats, birds, and monkeys are not only kept in cramped and overcrowded cages but also subjected to ruthless treatment in the cold-blooded way in Laboratories the poor silent souls cannot even express the pain and suffering they are subjected to.
 
Most of them die a premature, painful, and unnatural death. Circuses, roadshows, cattle, and bird markets are also traps for these helpless creatures. Monkeys bears and parrots are ill-treated by Circus people and roadside showmen to make money by showing their tricks, bulls horses, mules, camels, and donkeys are made a carry heavy loads.
 
Children can play an important role in stopping this cruelty to animals. They must join hands to create awareness for ethical and human treatment.  They can join protests and rallies against animal testing and launch signature campaigns for the firm. Also, they must buy animals product or products which have been tested on animals. They should adopt animals as pets and support animals and environment conversation programs.  
 
Oh, Children of the world,! Animals, and birds are crying for your help.  They cannot survive without your support. Listen to their pathetic voice and save them! 
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