Madhyamik English Question Paper 2017 With Answer

নমস্কার বন্ধুরা! আজকের এই আর্টিকেলটিতে আমরা মাধ্যমিক পরীক্ষার প্রস্তুতির জন্য একটি গুরুত্বপূর্ণ বিষয় নিয়ে আলোচনা করবো। তা হলো, পুরাতন বছরের প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর বিশ্লেষণ। এই আর্টিকেলটির মাধ্যমে, বিশেষ করে মেয়েরা, মাধ্যমিক পরীক্ষায় আগের বছর কী কী প্রশ্ন এসেছিলো তার একটি স্পষ্ট ধারণা পাবেন। এছাড়াও, আমরা মাধ্যমিক ইংরেজি প্রশ্নপত্র ২০১৭ সহ উত্তর বিশ্লেষণ করে আলোচনা করবো।

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Madhyamik English Question Paper 2017 With Answer

SECTION – A

READING COMPREHENSION(SEEN)

1. Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow :

It is always lovely on the Big Half Moon in summer. When it is fine, the harbour is blue and calm, with little wind and ripples. Every summer, we had some hobbies. The last summer before Dick and Mimi came, we were crazy about kites. A boy on the mainland showed Claude how to make them. Back on the island, we made plenty of kites. Claude would go around to the other side of the island and we would play shipwrecked mariners signaling to each other with kites.

We had a kite that was big and covered with lovely red paper. We pasted gold tinsel stars all over it and had written our names full on it- Claude Leete and Philippa Leete, Big half moon lighthouse.

One day there was a grand wind for kite flying. I’m not sure how it happened, but as I was bringing the kite from the house, I tripped and fell over the rocks. My elbow went clear through the kite, making a big hole. 

We had to hurry to fix the kite if we wanted to send it up before the wind fell. We rushed into the lighthouse to get some paper. We knew there was no more red paper. We took the first thing that came handy-an an old letter lying on the bookcase in the sitting room. We patched the kite up with the letter, a sheet on each side, and dried it by the fire. We started out and up went the kite like a bird.

A. Write the correct alternative to complete the following sentences : (1×5=5)

(a) The big Half Moon looked lovely During –

(i) spring

(ii) summer

(iii) autumn

(iv) winter

Ans : (ii) summer

(b) The narrator and his playmates pretended to be

(i) robbers

(ii) adventurers

(iii) mountaineers

(iv) shipwrecked mariners

Ans : shipwrecked.

(c) The part of the narrator’s body that went through the kite was his –

(i) elbow

(ii) ankle

(iii) knee

(iv) fingers

Ans : (i) elbow

(d) The narrator of the text is –

(i) Dick

(ii) Mimi

(iii) Philippa

(iv) Claude

Ans : (iii) Philippa

(e) The kite was mended with a –

(i) red paper

(ii) letter

(iii) leaflet

(iv) newspaper

Ans : (ii) letter

B. Complete the following sentences with information from the text : (1×3=3)

(i) The visitors to the island last summer were

Ans : The visitors to the island last summer were Dick and Mimi.

(ii) The name of the lighthouse was

Ans : The name of the lighthouse was Big Half Moon Lighthouse.

(iii) They hurried to fix the kite because

Ans : They hurried to fix the kite because they wanted to send the kite up before the wind fell.

C. State the following statements are True or False. Write ‘T’ for True and ‘F’ for False in the boxes on the right-hand side. Provide sentence/phrases/words in support of your answer : (2×2=4)

(i) In summer the island is rough and windy.

Supporting Statement_______.

Ans : [F]

Supporting Statement “It is always lovely on Big Half Moon in summer”

(ii) The names of Claude and Philippa were written on the kite.

Supporting Statement_______.

Ans : [T]

Supporting Statement ‘We had a kite that was big and covered with lovely red paper. We pasted gold tinsel stars all over it and had written our names full on it.’

2. Read the following poem and answer the questions that follow :

The mountain and the squirrel

Had a quarrel

And the former called the letter ‘Little Prig’.

Bun replied,

You are doubtless very big;

But all shots of things and the weather

Must be taken in together,

To make up a year And a sphere.

And I think it is no disgrace

To occupy my place.

If I am not so large as you,

You are not so small as I,

And not half so spry

I will not deny you make

A very pretty squirrel track;

Talents differ; all is well and wisely put;

If I cannot carry forests on my back

Neither can you crack a nut.’

A. Write the correct alternative to complete the following sentences : (1×4=4)

(a) ‘Little Prig’ refers to –

(i) the mountain

(ii) the squirrel

(iii) the forest

(iv) a nut.

Ans : (ii) the squirrel.

(b) The mountain is –

(i) very wise

(ii) quite lively

(iii) very big

(iv) very pretty. 

Ans : (iii) very big.

(c) the quarrel was between –

(i) the forests on its back

(ii) a nut and the squirrels

(iii) talent and wisdom

(iv) the mountain and the squirrel.

Ans : (iv) the mountain and the squirrel.

(d) Unlike the squirrel the mountain can –

(i) carry forests on its back

(ii) crack a nut

(iii) move about happily

(iv) make a sphere.

Ans : Carry forests on its back.

B. Answer the following questions : (2×2=4)

(i) How does the mountain make fun of the squirrel?

Ans : The mountain makes fun of the squirrel by calling him a ‘little prig’ and demeaning his capabilities.

(ii) Mention two qualities of the mountain.

Ans : Two qualities of the mountain are – (i) he makes a pretty squirrel track and, (ii) he can carry forests on its back.

READING COMPREHENSION(UNSEEN)

3. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow :

P.V. Sindhu, India’s latest badminton superstar, spoke freely and frankly to the press. She impressed everyone with her charming manner, infectious smile, and friendly jokes. The Rio Olympics silver medalist is a lively 21-year-old with a sharp brain and fierce dedication to her work. She recalled her days at Gopichand’s Academy. 

She told the press that she started her training at 4:30 a.m. every day and she wished to continue to stick to that same schedule. She was full of praise for Gopichand’s Academy. “I can tell you,” she said with great excitement, “the infrastructure and everything has been perfect and we have been getting all the facilities. Whatever we have wanted has been there.” 

When she was asked how she felt to be a woman achiever, she replied,” It’s really a great feeling.” She added that all the women participants from India performed really well because she believed that coming to the Olympics itself was a very big achievement.

Sindhu was asked how to comment on her feelings on the day of the final match. She said that she was confident and even her coach Gopichand believed that she could do it. On National Sports Day,29th August, Sindhu along with Deepa Karmakar and Sakshi Malik received the Rajib Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

Adapted from ABN Interview published in The Times of India, dated 31st August 2016

A. Tick the right answer : (1×6=6)

(i) P.V. Sindhu is the latest superstar in the field of –

(a) table -tennis

(b) badminton

(c) lawn tennis

(d) hockey

Ans : (b) badminton.

(ii) P.V. Sindhu is –

(a) 25 years old

(b) 21 years old

(c) 43 years old

(d) 17 years old

Ans : (b) 21 years old

(iii) Sindhu was trained at –

(a) Gopichand’s Academy

(b) Sports Authority of India

(c) a local badminton club

(d) National Sports Academy.

Ans : (a) Gopichand’s Academy

(iv) Everyday Sindhu started her training – 

(a) in the afternoon

(b) early in the morning

(c) in the evening

(d) at midday

Ans : (b) early in the morning.

(v) National Sports Day is observed on –

(a) 29th August

(b) 15th August

(c) 5th September

(d) 2nd October.

Ans : (a) 29th August.

(vi) The above passage is an adaptation from –

(a) a story

(b) a report

(c) an article

(d) an interview.

Ans : (d) an interview.

B. Each of the following statements is either ‘True’ or ‘False’ – Write ‘T’ for True and ‘F’ for False in the Boxes on the right-hand side. Also, pick out a suitable line(s) or phrase from the passage in support of your answer : {(1+1)×3=6}

(i) While speaking to the press Sindhu was nervous and shy.

Supporting Statement: _______.

Ans : [F]

Supporting Statement: P.V. Sindhu, India’s latest badminton superstar, spoke freely and frankly to the press.

(ii) Sindhu was full of admiration for Gopichand’s Academy.

Supporting Statement: _______.

Ans : [T]

Supporting Statement: She was full of praise for Gopichand’s Academy.

(iii) As a woman achiever she felt excited.

Supporting Statement_______.

Ans : [T]

Supporting Statement: “When she was asked how she felt to be a woman achiever, she replied, “It’s really a great feeling”.

C. Answer the following questions : (2×4=8)

(i) How did Sindhu impress everyone?

Ans : She impresses everyone with her charming manner, infectious smile, and friendly jokes.

(ii) Mention the two special qualities that Sindhu has.

Ans : The two special qualities that Sindhu has are

  • (i) a sharp brain and
  • (ii) fierce dedication to her work.

(iii) What is Sindhu’s opinion about the woman participants from India at the Rio Olympics?

Ans : Sindhu said that all the women participants from India performed really well because she believed that coming to the Olympics itself was a very big achievement. 

(iv) How did Sindhu feel on the day of the final match?

Ans : Sindhu said that she felt confident and even her coach Gopichand believed that she could do it.

SECTION – B

[Grammar and Vocabulary]

4. Write the correct alternative to fill in the blanks : (1×3=3)

Minara Begum, who has been coaching _______ (was coaching/has been coaching/is coaching) national-level gymnasts for 30 years, _______ (is surprised /has been surprised/ was surprised) to receive a call from a parent soon after Deepa Karmakar _______ (Will finish /was finished/finished) fourth in the Olympics.

Ans : Minara Begum, who has been coaching has been coaching (was coaching/has been coaching/is coaching) national-level gymnasts for 30 years, was surprised (is surprised /has been surprised/ was surprised) to receive a call from a parent soon after Deepa Karmakar finished (Will finish /was finished/finished) fourth in the Olympics.

5. Do as directed :

A. Fill in the blanks with appropriate article and prepositions : (1×3=3)

When Jhon arrived ____ Mumbai ____ train, there was not ____ single penny in his pocket.

Ans : When Jhon arrived in Mumbai by train, there was not a single penny in his pocket.

B. rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given in brackets : (1×3=3)

(i) It was raining. The children could not go out to play. (join into a complex sentence)

Ans : The children could not go out to play as it was raining.

(ii) My friend gave me a storybook. (Change the voice)

Ans : I was given a storybook by my friend.

(iii) The policeman said to the thief,” Where have you kept the stolen goods?”

Ans : The policeman asked the thief where he had kept the stolen goods.

C. Choose the correct phrasal verbs from the list given below to replace the words underlined. Write the correct phrasal verbs in the boxes on the right-hand side changing the form, where necessary. There is one extra phrasal verb in the list : (1×3=3)

(i) The patient will recover within a week.

Ans : come round.

(ii) Please do not reject my proposal.

Ans : turn down.

(iii) He wore a white shirt.

Ans : put on.

[put on, put off, turn down, come round]

6. Given below are the meaning of poor words which you will find in question number 3. Find out the words and write them in the appropriate boxes on the right-hand side. (2×4=8)

(i) Very pleasant and attractive

Ans : Charming

(ii) basic system and service for an organization

Ans : Infrastructure

(iii) something done successfully

Ans : Achivement

(iv) feeling sure about One’s ability

Ans : Confident

SECTION – C

WRITING

1. Write a story (in about 100 words) with the help of the points given below and add a suitable title. (10)

[shepherd tends sheep near a forest-raises false alarm of a wolf-villagers rush to his rescue-shepherd enjoys-one day wolf really comes-shepherd cries for help-no body comes-wolf kills sheep]

Ans :

What goes around, Comes around

Once there was a shepherd in a village. He used to tend sheep near a forest. One fine day he wanted to do some mischeif, to fool the villagers. “Wolf! Wolf! help me! He will kill my sheep. Help!” – He raised a false alarm. Being unaware of his mischief the villagers rushed to his rescue. “Ha! Ha! you really came! It was just for fun, you fool villagers!” – He said these to them while laughing and enjoying the bewildered faces of the villagers.

The other day the shepherd was out for some time. When he came back he found out that a wolf had really come and killed many of his sheep. Being helpless the shephered cried, “Please help! The wolf really came and killed my sheep. Please help me!” – Nobody came to his rescue as the lie he told before regarding the same. The wolf killed all the sheep and the shephered sat there, crying with regret.

2. Write a letter (in about 100 words) to a friend living in a village about the place you live in. You may use the following points. (10)

[The name of the place you live in-district where situated-the people around you-sights worth seeing-why you like the place.]

Ans :

87/52 A, Bose Pukur Road,
Kolkata – 700042
23.02.2017

Dear Dishani,

I could not keep touch with you for a while because of my exams. I hope you are keeping good. Today I’m going to write you about my city; the place I live in.

You know Dishani, the name of my city is Kolkata and it is situated in West Bengal. This is one of the biggest cities in India. The people around me are really humble and helpful, but you can see a strange thing among them. They are always in hurry but never in time! Apart from the people here are some sights worth seeing. The Howrah Bridge is holding its pride for more than hundreds of years as a symbol of true ‘Calcuttan spirit’. Beside, that, Outram Ghaat, St. Paul’s Cathedral Church, Victoria Memorial, Marble Palace, Jorashanko Thakurbari etc, are the places of historical importance one should visit in Kolkata. I love this place, you know, for its rich culture and nostalgia. From the love of tea stalls to pandal hopping in Durga puja, Kolkata is much more of an emotion than just a city.

Next time when you come I’ll take you to all the places I mentioned. Now it’s time to finish the letter. Awaiting your early reply. Stay healthy.

Regards,
Promita Sanyal

Stamp

Name : Dishani Roy
C/O : Dishanjeet Roy
Address : 24/6 Karimpur Lane
Nadia – 700 009

3. Use the following flow – chart to write a paragraph (In about 100 words) on the preparation of a mixture useful for rehydration or maintaining balance of water in the body : (10)

[Wash hands, pots, spoons, glass-boil one litre water in pot- cool-add six level teaspoons of sugar + half teaspoon of common salt-stir well–ready].

Ans :

The preparation of a mixture useful to maintain the water balance in the body

To fight against dehydration there are few simple steps to follow. At first, hands, pots, spoons and glasses are needed to wash. Then, in a pot, one litre water is boiled. After cooling the water, six level teaspoons of sugar is added with half teaspoon of common salt. Finally, the mixture is stirred well and is ready to drink. This is the easiest homemade remedy to stay rehydrate and maintain the water balance in the body.

আরও পড়ুন – Madhyamik Bengali Question Paper 2017 With Answer

আজকের এই আর্টিকেলের মাধ্যমে আমরা মাধ্যমিক পরীক্ষার পুরাতন বছরের প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর নিয়ে আলোচনা করেছি। এই আর্টিকেলটি শিক্ষার্থীদের মাধ্যমিক পরীক্ষায় আগের বছর কী কী প্রশ্ন এসেছিলো তার একটি স্পষ্ট ধারণা দেওয়ার জন্য তৈরি করা হয়েছে। বিশেষ করে, আমরা মাধ্যমিক ইংরেজি প্রশ্নপত্র ২০১৭ (Madhyamik English Question Paper 2017) নিয়ে আলোচনা করেছি। মাধ্যমিক পরীক্ষা ২০১৭ সালের প্রশ্নগুলো পরবর্তী বছরের শিক্ষার্থীদের জন্যও বেশ গুরুত্বপূর্ণ। আশা করি, এই আর্টিকেলটি পড়ে আপনারা মাধ্যমিক ইংরেজি পরীক্ষার জন্য ভালোভাবে প্রস্তুতি নিতে পারবেন। পরীক্ষা ভালোভাবে দিতে শুভকামনা রইল।

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