TS Inter 1st Year English Model Paper Set 2 with Solutions

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TS Inter 1st Year English Model Paper Set 2 with Solutions

Time: 3 Hours 15 Minutes
Maximum Marks: 100

Section – A

Question 1.
Annotate ANY TWO of the following in about 100 words. 2 × 4 = 8M
a) Though the trees grown by her are worth several crores of rupees today, her life has no respite from poverty.
b) “Cox, I shan’t want you today – you can have a holiday.”
c) Yes. My first rank slipped to the second.

a) Introduction : These touching words are extracted from the internet-based inspired write-up, The Green Champion – Thimmakka. It shows the magnificent achievement of an ordinary woman with an extraordinary commitment to conserve nature.

Context & Explanation : Born into a poor family. Thimmakka did not go to school. She worked as a labourer. As she grew up, she was married to Chikkayya, a labourer. When they came to know that they could not beget children, they were not disappointed. They cameup with the idea of planting saplings and nurturing them as their own children. It became their life mission. But, she suffers from poverty. Her sole source of income is the pension of Rs. 500/- given by the government. Thus, she is an example of simple living and high thinking.

Critical Comment : These words describe her pains and problems.

b) Introduction : This line is taken from the one-act play, Box and Cox written by John Maddison Morton. This play is regarded as the best farce of the nineteenth century.

Context & Explanation : Mr. Cox says these words. He reports the words of his master. That day, the owner permits Cox a holiday. So, Cox returns to his room. This is unusual for him. But, this fact gives a twist to the play. For the first time, Mr. Cox and Mr. Box meet each other in the room. Each finds fault with the other initially.

Critical Comment : Mrs. Bouncer’s folly is exposed. Thus the words play a crucial role.

c) Introduction : This sentence is taken from the prose piece, Father, Dear Father written by Raj Kinger. Actually this is an article published in the English daily, The Hindu.

Context & Explanation : Rahul is the class topper in his school. His first rank slips to the second. Admitting the guilt, he writes a letter to his father. His father’s advice to think before studying, before answering the papers makes him think and think, the word think makes him reflect on several issues including many pitfalls in our education system. Further, he says that the sense of life is not taught to him. He feels that the edu¬cation should give a feel of life to him and should be useful in life.

Critical Comment : Rahul, the class topper in his school, presents his anguish over the present education system through a letter to his father in this context.

TS Inter 1st Year English Model Paper Set 2 with Solutions

Question 2.
Annotate ANY TWO of the following in about 100 words. 2 × 4 = 8M
a) It was the plant and flower of light.
b) O my Luve’s like the melodie
That’s sweetly pla’d in tune.
c) Success is failure turned inside out.
a) Introduction : This line is taken from the poem, The Noble Nature penned by Ben Jonson. He is regarded as one of the major dramatists and poets of the seventeenth century.

Context & Explanation : The poem says leading A meaningful life even for a short while is worthier than leading a long life with neither charm nor value. The core meaning of the poem centres round this single idea. The lily plant has a short life. It blooms in May and is very beautiful. Although the flower has the life span of a day and falls and dies by nightfall, it spreads beauty and delight in that short period. The poet feels, that a meaningful life like lily flower though short is what makes a man noble. Even though a man’s life is short, it can be a perfect life.

Critical Comment : The poet advises one to lead a meaningful life-of light-like that of a lily.

b) Introduction : This couplet is taken from the beautiful lyric A Red Red Rose, written by Robert Burns. It is one of the best lyrics of English poetry. It blends the eternity of love with the mortality of life.

Context & Explanation : The poet compares his love to a melody that is sweetly played in tune. His love is a song that is sung just so right in fact that it’s kind of sweet. His feelings are very profound.

Critical Comment : Here, the poet compares his beloved to a sweet melody which is nice to hear.

c) Introduction : This wonderful line is taken from the classic inspirational poem, ‘Keep Going’, penned by Edgar Albert Guest, a well- known people’s poet.

Context & Explanation : The poem is all about perserverance, de-termination and will-power not to give up when one is swimming against the tide. Every failure is a learning opportunity to turn it into success. It is because success and failure are made of the same cloth. Beneath success there is failure and beneath failure there is success. Be optimistic that you can acquire success.

Critical Comment : The poem reminds us that there are seeds of success in every failure. That is why we mustn’t quit.

Question 3.
Answer ANY TWO of the following questions in about 100 words each. 2 × 4 = 8M
a) Describe the feelings of Bannister after the race was over.
b) How do the two types of persons react to an overcast morning ?
c) Who is taking the noble mission of Thimmakka forward and how ?
a) Dr. Roger Bannister was the first man to run the race of one mile in 3 minutes 59.4 seconds. He narrates his eventual victory of the race in this essay. Finally, he reached the place where no man had yet ventured. He achieved it in his first attempt of the year. He run the race in 3 minutes 59.4 seconds. He achieved it on May 6th, 1954. After the race was over, he became free from the burden of athletic ambition. There were no words for describing his happiness. His joy was boundless. It eclipsed all other feelings.

b) Booker T Washington’s addresses are very forceful explanations of character building. In his speech Two Sides of Life he describes how people react to an overcast morning. To a person who constantly looks at the dark side of things in life, the morning appears gloomy, dull and the streets full of muddy water. Everything looks disagreeable to him. Whereas for a person who always looks at the bright side of things in life, the morning appears beautiful in all aspects. He speaks of the beauties in the rain drops, of the freshness in the newly bathed flowers, shrubs and trees.

c) Planting more and more plants is the noble mission of Thimmakka. She expanded her mission from 10 banyan saplings to over 8000 other trees. Her outstanding work earned her the name Saalumarada, which means a row of trees. Now, she is 100 plus. Her noble mission is taken forward by her faster son, Sri Umesh. He has been planting and tending to trees along the roads, in schools, public places and on the mountains, and hill tops also runs the PRITHVI BACHAO movement successfully. He maintains nursery and distributes plants to the farmers who are interested in growing plants. Sc, the adopted son adopts her noble mission of planting saplings.

TS Inter 1st Year English Model Paper Set 2 with Solutions

Question 4.
Answer ANY TWO of the following questions in about 100 words each. 2 × 4 = 8M
a) How does the poem,’The Beggar’describe the farmer’s pathetic physical condition?
b) Seeing helps one better in understanding then listening to. Justify the statement with reference to the poem, ‘Happiness’.
c) Why is love compared to a Red Red Rose ?
a) The poem, The Beggar, by Dr. Ammangi Venugopal portrays the pathetic condition of farmers. It depicts the difficulties farmers face in a touching way. The poet talks about, the farmer as ‘my farmer’. It shows that the poet also belongs to the family of a farmer. So, he describes the pitiable physical position of farmers. It forms an important part of the poem. It identifies farmers with dark eyes that are filled with the shadows of their struggles and sufferings. Their backs are bent with burden. Their hands are soiled and severed. Their feet bleed. Yet, their ability to produce food and satisfy other’s hunger remains fully active. ‘T’ work hard and help others. Yet, they struggle to survive. They starve. Their stomachs get no food. They suffer from empty stomachs. Their faces are filled with wretchedness. Thus the reader is forced to understand and sympathise with farmers.

b) Carl Sandburg’s poem, ‘Happiness’ conveys a beautiful message. It is extracted from his collection, Chicago songs. It shows how the narra¬tor tries to find out the real meaning of happiness and his ultimate realization.

This seems like a more light hearted poem. The poet depicts the narrator’s experience. He asks people what they think of happiness. The first two he asks are the people who should know what happiness is. But, both look at him as if he is trying to fool them. He then ventures out to observe some of the lower class. He examplifies, what he sees, his image of happiness. The poem centers around the difference between the lower and the upper class. He favours the lower class for their simplicity. They value the things in their lives. It is proved in the lives of Hungarians. They show him what happiness is. They enjoy then food, drink, music and fun. At last, seeing Hungarians helps the narrator in understanding how they spend happy moments under a tree. Then he realizes what happiness is. Even if they are not very well educated or wealthy, they stand as a symbol of sharing and helping mentality people.

c) The poem, ‘A Red Red Rose’ is written by Robert Burns. He is one of the leading voices of Scotland in English literature. The present poem pictures his love for his beloved. His love is as beautiful as a fresh rose that has just bloomed in June. It is fresh and bursting with life. Here love is compared to a red rose because red rose has been an ancient symbol of love in almost all cultures. In this case, rose is newly spring in June. So, we can understand that his love is always at the starting point. Robert uses his rose with the meaning that it is very stro and passionate. It shows how strong is the speaker’s feeling.

Question 5.
Answer ANY TWO of the following questions in about 100 words each. 2 × 4 = 8M
a) The young man feels that the five boons are not gifts, but merely lendings. Justify his opinion with reference to his experiences.
b) Helping the old is as good as playing the game. Elucidate with reference to the story “Playing the Game”.
c) “With all these atrocities, we cannot live”, cries a woman of Ra- masagaram. Explain the atrocities the villagers were subjected to.
a) Mark Twain is the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. The world celebrates him as an eminent humourist and a great writer. The present story, “The Five Boons of Life” present his pessimistic view of life. In the story, a fairy offers a young man a boon. The fairy asks him to choose from “Fame, Love, Riches, Pleasures and Death”. She warns him that only one of those five boons is really precious.

The youth chooses ‘pleasures’ first. He very soon realises that each pleasure is followed by pain. Next he chooses ‘Love’ that ends him in grief. ‘Fame’ leads him into ‘envy and pity’. ‘Wealth’ throws him into poverty. So, he rightly feels that they are not boons but mere lendings.

b) Arthur Mee is known for his humanism. He expresses it artistically. “Playing the Game” exhibits that rare quality. Alan is the central char¬acter. He loved cricket. Once, he got a chance to represent his school in cricket. On the scheduled day, Alan started for the ground early. But on the way, he noticed an old man struggling to walk. He was move. He held his helping hand to that aged man. Hence, he couldn’t reach the ground in time. He missed the much-awaited opportunity. He felt sad. But for this kind act, his parents presented him with his favourite bicycle. His classmates cheered him. The story proves, thus, that helping the old is better than playing the game.

c) “Sanghala Panthulu”, an insightful Telugu story by Suravaram Pratapa Reddy, portrays the plight of the innocent poor. English rendering of the story by Elanaaga (Dr. N. Surendra) captures its spirit well. The story lists the atrocities Ramasagaram villagers were subjected to by the police. They (atrocities] were innumerable and unjust. They (villagers) were forced to supply to the police fowls, eggs, groceries, todday and nuts and fruits. The police demanded drudgery. The poor had to clean their toilets, press their legs, get for them firewood, etc. The wages the poor got for their services or supplies were beatings and scoldings. They were branded on the cheeks. An old, tired and hungry woman was beaten to death. The list is endless.

TS Inter 1st Year English Model Paper Set 2 with Solutions

Section – B

Question 6.
Read the following passage carefully and answer ANY FOUR questions given after it in a word or a sentence each 4 × 1 = 4M
“Where do you live, sir ?’’ called Alan at last in the old man’s ear. “Up the road and some way round the corner, “he answered in his thin, weak voice.” I should be so much obliged if you could see me home. You look a very kind little boy.” See him home ? And they were still a long-way off ! If only he could walk a little faster. Why, s the teams would be already on the field, and the captain would be wondering why he did not come.

Questions :
i) What did Alan ask in the old man’s ear ?
ii) Where was the old man’s house ?
iii) What request did the old man make to Alan ?
iv) Why was Alan in a hurry ?
v) If only he could walk a little faster. Why did Alan want the old man to walk faster ?
vi) Why would the captain be wondering ?
i) “Where do you live, sir ?’’
ii) up the road and some way round the corner.
iii) The old man requested Alan to see him home.
iv) He was in a hurry to reach the ground in time to play in the match.
v) because, he wanted to reach the ground in time
vi) The captain would be wondering why Alan did not come.

Question 7.
Read the following passage carefully and answer ANY FOUR questions given after it in a word or a sentence each. 4 × 1 = 4M
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I notice the method applied to about six of the wealthiest men in England in a book of interviews published by an able and well-known journalist.
[This is a single sentence with twenty-six words. It is taken from G K Chesterton’s The Worship of the Wealthy.]

Questions :
i) Who does the word I refer to in the passage ?
ii) What did the narrator notice ?
iii) Where did the narrator notice it ?
iv) To whom was that method applied ?
v) Where did those six wealthy persons hail from ?
vi) Which is the book mentioned here ?
i) the speaker
ii) the method applied to
iii) in a book of interviews
iv) to about six of the wealthiest men in England.
v) from England
vi) a book of interviews

Section – C

[Note : Answers of this section must be written at one place in the same Serial Order.]

Question 8.
Match ANY EIGHT of the following words in Column – A with their meanings in Column – B. 8 × 1/2 = 4M

Column A Column B
i) muse a) unyielding, inflexible
ii) ancillary b) willing to obey, dutiful
iii) fibbing c) travel across
iv) topsy-turvy d) secondary, additional
v) cross e) great mental pain
vi) prattle f) telling a trivial lie
vii) traverse g) annoyed, angry
viii) obedient h) upside down
ix) adamant i) reflect, think over
x) anguish j) repeat meaninglessly


Column A Column B
i) muse i) reflect, think over
ii) ancillary d) secondary, additional
iii) fibbing f) telling a trivial lie
iv) topsy-turvy h) upside down
v) cross g) annoyed, angry
vi) prattle j) repeat meaninglessly
vii) traverse c) travel across
viii) obedient b) willing to obey, dutiful
ix) adamant a) unyielding, inflexible
x) anguish e) great mental pain

TS Inter 1st Year English Model Paper Set 2 with Solutions

Question 9.
Identify the parts of speech of ANY EIGHT of the following underlined words. 8 × 1/2 = 4M
1. Several writers wrote about education.
2. The hungry dogs are howling.
3. People eat vegetables across the world.
4. An idea can change a life.
5. Food is a necessity for life.
6. I invited him to the party.
7. She is interested in painting.
8. He completed the whole work successfully.
9. The woman beside David is my cousin.
10. She has two children.
1) several – adjective about – preposition
2) hungry – adjective
3) vegetables – noun;world – noun
4) an – adjective (article, determiner)
5) food – noun; life – noun
6) him – pronoun
7) interested – adjective
8) whole – adjective
9) beside – preposition
10) two – adjective (numeral)

Question 10.
Fill ANY EIGHT of the following blanks with a, an or the. 8 × 1/2 = 4M
1. ……………… vegetable seller’s wife gave birth to 2. ……………… son. 3. ……………… customer who heard 4. ……………… good news, congratulated 5. ……………… vegetable seller and enquired about 6. ……………… state of 7. ……………. health of 8. ……………… newly-born child. Then he said. “Sir, it’s very fresh.” 9. I never witnessed such ……………… long queue for Covaxin. 10. He is United Nations exployee.
1) A
2) a
3) A
4) the
5) the
6) the
7) the
8) the
9) a
10) a

Question 11.
Fill in ANY EIGHT of the following blanks with suitable prepositions. 8 × 1/2 = 4M
1. We should not feel superior ……………… others.
2. People usually put ……………… new dresses ……………… festival days.
3. He is good ……………… English, but weak ……………… Mathematics.
4. Don’t rely ……………… others for everything.
5. If you give ……………… the efforts, you don’t succeed.
6. I went to the airport to see ……………… my son.
7. The minister left ……………… Delhi yesterday.
8. We reached the station much ahead ……………… the schedule time.
9. They have agreed ……………… our proposal.
10. The government should look ……………… the orphans.
1) to
2) on, on
3) at, in
4) on
5) up
6) off
7) for
8) of
9) to
10) after

Question 12.
Fill ANY FOUR of the following blanks with suitable forms of the verbs given in brackets. 4 × 1 = 4M
1. ……………….. North Indians ……………….. (eat) chapatis daily ?
2. ……………….. he ……………….. (do) any job at present?
3. Usually I ……………….. (close) all doors before going to bed.
4. ……………….. you ……………….. (believe) in ghosts ?
5. My father ……………….. (watch) a serial at the moment.
6. Water ……………….. (freeze) during winter in some parts of the Atlantic Ocean.
1) Do, eat
2) Does ……… do, / is ……… doing
3) close
4) Do, believe
5) is watching
6) freezes

Question 13.
Rewrite ANY FOUR of the following sentences as directed. 4 × 1 = 4M
i) One should wear a helmet while riding a two-wheeler.
(Change the sentence to passive voice.)
ii) Kranthi said to the Inspector, “I met with an accident while taking a turn.”
(Change the sentence to indirect speech.)
iii) A soft voice said, “What a cold day!”
(Change the sentence to indirect speech.)
iv) He can’t run as fast as I.
(Change the sentence to comparative degree.)
v) Dogs don’t look as cute as rabbits.
(Change the sentence to comparative degree.)
vi) We are lucky to be born in India, …………….. ?
(Add a question tag.)
i) Helmet should be worn while riding a two-wheeler.
ii) Kranthi informed the inspector that he had met with an accident while taking a turn.
iii) A soft voice exclaimed that it was a very cold day.
iv) I can run faster than he.
v) Rabbits look cuter than dogs.
vi) aren’t we?

TS Inter 1st Year English Model Paper Set 2 with Solutions

Question 14.
Rewrite ANY FOUR of the following sentences correcting the underlined errors. 4 × 1 = 4M
1. We must express thank to those who help us.
2. Economics are an interesting subject.
3. Athletics are an interesting sport.
4. The news of the earthquake have spread like wildfire.
5. Measles are an infectious disease.
6. Ocean sands are not used for construction.
1. We must express thanks to those who help us.
2. Economics is an interesting subject.
3. Athletics is an interesting sport.
4. The news of the earthquake has spread like wildfire.
5. Measles is an infectious disease.
6. Ocean sand is not used for construction.

Question 15.
Supply the missing letters to ANY EIGHT of the following
i) cro_ _ed
ii) em_ _atic
iii) tr_ _ble
iv) consc_ _us
v) pl_ _sant
vi) dr_ _dful
vii) chi_ _ey
viii) pu_ _le
ix) incr_ _se
x) de_ _ive / de _ _ive
i) cropped / crowned
ii) emphatic
iii) trouble
iv) conscious
v) pleasant
vi) dreadful
vii) chimney
viii) puzzle
ix) increase
x) deprive / deceive

Question 16.
Identify the silent consonant letters in ANY EIGHT of the following words. 8 × 1/2 = 4M
1) pseudonym
2) cupboard
3) indict
4) climb
5) half
6) bouquet
7) wreath
8) dumb
9) depot
10) answer
1) pseudonym
2) cupboard
3) indict
4) climb
5) half
6) bouquet
7) wreath
8) dumb
9) depot
10) answer

Question 17.
Write ANY FOUR of the following transcriptions using ordinary English spelling. 4 × 1 = 4M
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i) speak
ii) constantly
iii) attention
iv) unfortunate
v) want
vi) individual

Question 18.
Circle ANY FOUR of the words that sound different from the other words in that set with regard to the sounds of the bold letters. 4 × 1 = 4M
i) kite know knife
ii) that think thousand
iii) easy escape sand
iv) go to no
v) hope rod rope
vi) earn earth each
i) kite
ii) that
iii) easy
iv) to
v) rod
vi) each

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Question 19.
Mention the number of syllables in ANY FOUR of the following words. 4 × 1 = 4M
i) person
ii) weakness
iii) dark
iv) thought
v) fact
vi) discipline
i) 2 – disyllabic
ii) 2 – disyllabic
iii) 1 – monosyllabic
iv) 1 – monosyllabic
v) 1 – monosyllabic
vi) 3 – trisyllabic

Question 20.
a) The pie chart given below shows how people spend their time on smart phones. Convert the information into a paragraph. 1 × 4 = 4M
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b) Read the following paragraph and transfer the information into a tree diagram.
The oldest musical instrument in the world is the drum, made initially in one of the three ways. First, frame drums were made by stretching the skin over bowl-shaped frames. Next, rattle drums were made by filling gourds or skins with dried grains, shells, or rocks. Finally, tubular drums were made from hollowed logs or bones covered with skins. Both frame and tubular drums were struck with the hand or with beaters to produce sounds. In contrast, rattle drums were shaken or scraped to make rhythmic sounds. For thousands of years, drums have been used to transmit messages to call soldiers to battle and make music.
a) Time spent on Smart Phones
Time spent on smart phones is presented in the given pie chart. The lion’s share, i.e. 35% ofthe time goes to games. Social networking follows games with its share of 29% of the time. Utilities consume 20% time. The share of music and videos is 8%. Others take 5% time. News comes last with just 3% time!.
b) Tree Diagram showing Species of Animals
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