COMMON HALF YEARLY EXAM – JAN.2016
English Paper I – Answer Key
SECTION – I
1. i –c) ordered    ii – d) continuous effort   iii – b) cruelty  iv – d) rushed   v – c) bravery
2. i – b) dicontinue  ii – c) vague   iii – a) ignoble  iv – c) discouragement    v – c) ordinary

3. b) Indian Penal Code
4. The bells pealed loudly.
5. boot - trunk
6.  premises – Premises (Correct option is not given)
7. c) musician
8. a) goodwill
9. recovered from – got over
10.  a) di-mi-nish( 3 syllables)  / b) gui-ta-rist ( 3 syllables ) /  c) as-tro-lo-gy ( 4 syllables )
11. a) exempt
12 . a) Frequent recalling improves your memory better. *
       b) Karthik frequently recalls what is taught in his class.*      
      c) The frequency of my recalling increases day by day.*
13. He claims that he owns this house.*
14. b) There is no solution to this problem.

SECTION - II
15. b) If I had had
16. c) SVOA
17.  a) does he?
18. c) one of the busiest
19. b) he never expected to be selected.
20. b) In my opinion
21. a) Ignoring
22. a) on earning
23. b) a
24. a) in

25.  He is too clever to be cheated. *
26. Let your things be taken care and they might be stolen by someone.
27. Salim said, “ I have lost my cell phone. I am yet to lodge a complaint with the police.”
28.  If he had not gone to the party, he would not have met many of his old friends.
29.  My pen is the costliest of all./ My pen costs more than Venu’s  pen.*

30. “  What is it that you need most ? ” She said.

SECTION - III
31. Large number of people migrate / exodus
32.Students with generous mind and simple heart
33. Beggar - wizened face – looked miserable – tattered cloak – patched boots
34. Music – basic need – express feelings – meaning to life
35. Laws –cover workwers – over age of 18
36. Some birds - easy satges – take rest – some fly – without  rest – move fast at sunset
37. Raja raja chola’s gifts – to temple

38.Refer ‘Way to success’ Guide.

SECTION - IV
39. Poem:Migrant Bird- The globe’s …..Vigil gates.  
           Going for water – We ran as if … we paused
( Refer Text Book or ‘Way to success’ Guide)

40. i) Inner beauty of a simple man.
     ii) Simple man’s generous heart.
41.Happiness of the poet’s childhood days.
42. The brook looks like a silver blade.
43. Flowers like children were very tired and looked pale due to continuous work.

44. Rhyme Scheme: a b c b
45. Figure of Speech: Personification
46. Onomatopoeic Word: boom, tingling
47. Words in alliteration: barren-boughs; birds-breeze; without-without  
48. Figure of Speech:  Oxymoron

49. Refer ‘Way to success’ Guide

SECTION - V
50. a) People – lot of fun pulling pranks – day of fun – practical jokes
      b) Sun – journey – equator – 21 March – long ago – that day – new year.
    c) Pope – changed – new year – from 21 March to 1 January
      d) People – gifts – new year – date changed – gave mock gifts on 1 April.
      e) Assumption – April Fools’ day – began in France - to other countries.

51. a) This is Charles’ coat.
      b) Many do not know where he lives, do they?
      c) He is an expert in playing flute.
      d) Do not be afraid of  his words.
      e) Neither Rahim nor his parents have come today.

52. a) Safety while playing / Road safety.*
      b) The smoke.*
      c) He may met with an accident.*
      d) In a vast play ground or open field.*
      e) Play with safe.*

       * Questions having more than one answer



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