Madhyamik English Question Paper 2020 With Answer

আজকের এই আর্টিকেলে, আমরা ২০২০ সালের মাধ্যমিক ইংরেজি প্রশ্নপত্র ও উত্তর নিয়ে আলোচনা করব। দশম শ্রেণীর ছাত্র-ছাত্রীদের জন্য এই উত্তরসহ প্রশ্নপত্রটি অত্যন্ত গুরুত্বপূর্ণ, কারণ এটি আপনাদের পরীক্ষার প্রস্তুতির জন্য একটি দিক নির্দেশনা হিসেবে কাজ করবে। Madhyamik English Question Paper 2020 with Answers বিশ্লেষণের মাধ্যমে, আপনি পরীক্ষার ধরন, প্রশ্নের মান, এবং মূল্যায়নের পদ্ধতি সম্পর্কে ধারণা পাবেন। এছাড়াও, এই Madhyamik English Question Paper 2020 with Answers অনুশীলন করার মাধ্যমে, আপনি আপনার লেখার দক্ষতা উন্নত করতে পারবেন এবং পরীক্ষায় সময়ে নার্ভাসন কমাতে পারবেন।

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Madhyamik English Question Paper 2020 With Answer

SECTION – A

READING COMPREHENSION (SEEN)

Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:

When the family has finished tea, and gathers round the fire, the cat casually goes out of the room. True life now begins for him. He saunters down his own backyard, springs to the top of the fence, drops lightly down to the other side. He trots across and keeps to the roof of an Empty shed. His movement becomes lithe and pantherlike. He looks keenly from side to side and moves noiselessly,for he has so many enemies- dogs and small boys with stones.

On the top of the shed, the cat arches his back and rakes his claws once or twice through the soft bark of the old roof. He Stretches himself a few times to see if every muscle is in full working order. Then, drooping his head nearly to his paws, hi sends across a call to his kindred. Before long they come, gliding, graceful shadows. No longer are they the meek creatures who an hour ago were mewing for fish and milk. They are now grim fighters.

Just think how much more he gets out of his life than you do out of yours! And the sports they have, too! As they get older they go in for sport to the surburban backyards. These backyards that are dull to us, are to them hunting grounds where they have more gallant adventure than King arthur’s Knights ever had.

A. Write the correct alternative in the given space to complete the following sentences: 1×5=5 

 (a) when the family gathers round the fire, the cat goes out of the room

(i) cautiously

(ii) smartly

(iii) casually

(iv) noiselessly

Answer – (iii) casually

(b) Sauntering down his own backyard, the cat jumps to the top of the

(i) fence

(ii) roof

(iii) other side

(iv) shed

Answer – (i) fence

(c) The cat looks keenly from side to side and moves

(i) carefully

(ii) anxiously

(iii) fearfully

(iv) noiselessly

Answer – (iv) noiselessly

(d) On the top of the shed the cat

(i) mews

(ii) arches his back

(iii) goes to sleep

(iv) fights

Answer – (ii) arches his back

(e) As the cats get older they go in for sport to the

(i) Neighbouring house

(ii) old roof

(iii) empty shed

(iv) surburban backyard

Ans – (iv) surburban backyard

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

(i) The family gathers round the fire after

Ans – They had finished tea and the cat casually went out of the room.

(ii) the cat skips to the roof of an empty shed where his movement becomes

 Ans – lithe and pantherlike.

(iii) The cat stretches himself a few times to feel if

Ans – every muscle is in full working order.

C. State whether the following statements are true or false. Write (T) for True and (F) for False in the boxes given on the right-hand side. Provide sentences/Phrases/words in support of your answer.

(i) The cat sends across a call to his kindred by stretching himself a few times.

Ans – F

Supporting sentence – Then, drooping his head nearly to his paws, he sends across a call to his kindred.

(ii) The cat behaves as gallantly as King Arthur’s Knights.

Ans – F

Supporting sentence – These backyards that are dull to us, are to them hunting grounds where they have a more gallant adventure than King Arthur’s Knights ever had.

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

To grass, or leaf, or fruit, or Wall The snail sticks close, nor fears to fall As if he grew there, house and all,

Together.

Within that house secure he hides When danger imminent betides Of storm, or other harm besides

Of weather.

Give but his horns the slightest touch, His self-collecting power is such, He shrinks into his house with much

Displeasure.

Where’er he dwells, he dwells alone, Except himself has chattels none, Well satisfied to be his own

Whole treasure.

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

(a) The snail is not afraid to

(i) fight

(ii) hide

(iii) fall

(iv) touch

Ans – (iii) fall

(b) The snail faces imminent danger when there is

(i) storm

(ii) rain

(iii) thunder

(iv) lightning

Ans – (i) storm

(c ) With the slightest touch the snail shrinks into his house with much

(i) delight

(ii) displeasure

(iii) defiance

(iv) pain

Ans – (iv) pain

(d) In the house the snail lives

(i) alone

(ii) with others

(iii)with chattels

(iv) with family

Ans – (i) alone

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

 (i) What does the snail stick close to?

Ans – The snail sticks close to the grass, leaf, fruit, and wall.

(ii) What does the snail do when it faces danger?

Ans – When it faces danger, the snail hides itself in its secure house.

READING COMPREHENSION (UNSEEN)

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

Mother nature has been very generous to us by giving us so many resources of water- rainwater, rivers, lakes, melting glaciers and groundwater. The demand for water is ever increasing but the supply is far from adequate.

Given the lack of water in river, People have been resorting to pumping out ground water for personal consumption and for farming. As a result, groundwater table has fallen to alarming levels. Moreover, harmful fertilizers used for growing crops have contaminated groundwater so that in many places it is not fit for drinking.

It is time to wake up. Every drops of water is a source of life. It is high time we realise that water resources are not permanent. Soon, we as a family, society ad nation will be struggling to get a drop of clean potable water. We have to focus on water conservation and stop polluting our water resources.

Each one of us also needs to do our bit by avoiding use of plastic, recycling waste products and keeping our surroundings clean. Every town, every village should have an eco-friendly garbage sorting and disposal system. Every school and college should initiate programs educating youngsters about the importance of a natural resources, especially water and air. We have to train new generations to adapt and eco-friendly way of life.

 [Adapted from an article published in The Times of India dated June 26, 2019]

A. Tick the right answer: 1×6 = 6

(i) The demand for water is increasing but the supply of water is

(a) adequate

(b) surplus

(c) inadequate 

(d) plentiful

Ans – (c) inadequate 

(ii) people have been resorting to pumping out ground water due to

(a) lack of water in the rivers 

(b) scanty rainfall

(c) drying up of wells

(d) melting glaciers

Ans – (a) lack of water in the rivers 

(iii) The groundwater table has

(a) risen

(b) dropped

(c) increased

(d) remained stable

Ans – (b) dropped

(iv) Groundwater is contaminated by

(a) irrigation

(b)construction of roads

(c) harmful fertilisers

(d) pumping out of water

Ans – (c) harmful fertilisers

(v) It is high time we realise that water resources are

(a) permanent

(b) potable

(c) impermanent

(d) abundant

Ans – (c) impermanent

(vi) Each one of us must avoid the use of

(a) copper

(b) paper

(c) Jute

(d) plastic

Ans – (d) plastic

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 suitable lines or phrases from the passage in support of your answers: (1+1)×3=6

(i) People have been resorting to pumping out groundwater for construction work.

Ans – F

Supporting sentence – People have been resorting to pumping out groundwater for personal consumption and farming.

(ii) Water is valuable because it is the source of life.

Ans – T

Supporting sentence – It is time to wake up. Every drop of water is a source of life.

(iii) Soon, it will be easy for us to get clean potable water.

Ans – F

Supporting sentence – The nation will be struggling to get a drop of clean potable water.

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

(i) How has Mother Nature been generous to us?

 Ans – Mother Nature has been generous to us by giving us so many resources of water – rainwater, rivers, lakes, melting glaciers, and groundwater.

(ii) What should be our immediate focus regarding water?

Ans – water conservation and stop polluting our water resources should be our immediate focus regarding water.

(iii) What should every town and every Village have to keep the surroundings clean?

Ans – Every town and every Village should avoid the use of plastic, recycle waste products, and keep our surroundings clean.

(iv) What kind of programs should every school and college initiate?

Ans – Every school and college should initiate programs educating youngsters about the importance of natural resources, especially water and air. We have to train new generations to adopt an eco-friendly way of life.

SECTION – B

GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY

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

Rina who __( have been/ has been/ is being) ill for a month __ ( will visit/ visited/ had visited) the doctor last Monday. The doctor __ (advised/ had advised/ will advise) her complete bed rest.

Ans – Rina who has been ( have been/ has been/ is being) ill for a month visited ( will visit/ visited/ had visited) the doctor last Monday. The doctor advised (advised/ had advised/ will advise) her complete bed rest.

5. Do as directed :

A. Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles and prepositions: 1×3 =3

Wrestling is one of ____ oldest sports in the world. Ancient cave drawings of people wrestling with one another have been found ____ Europe. It is ____ serious sport.

Ans – Wrestling is one of the oldest sports in the world. Ancient cave drawings of people wrestling with one another have been found in Europe. It is a serious sport.

B. (i) The authorities postponed the cricket match (Change the voice)

Ans – The cricket match was postponed by the authorities.

(ii) “Is there anybody there?” said the traveller. (Change into Indirect Speech)

Ans – The traveller asked if there anybody was.

3. We should not show cruelty to animals. ( Rewrite using the adjective form of the word underlined)

Ans – We should not be cruel to animals.

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

[take back, go through, give away, go after]

(i) The dog followed the thief.

Ans – went after

(ii) Have you read this book?

Ans – go through

(iii) The chief guest distributed the prizes.

Ans – Gave away

6. Given below are meaning of four words that you will find in the passage in Question number 3. Find out the words and write them in the appropriate boxes on the right-hand side: 2×4 =8

(i) kind.

Ans – generous

(ii) disturbing.

Ans – Alarming

(iii) polluted.

Ans – Contaminated.

(iv) process of getting rid of something.

Ans – Recycling.

SECTION- C

WRITING

7. Write a newspaper report (within 100 words) about an accident that took place yesterday. Write the report on the basis of the points given below: 10

Date and time – place – cause of the accident – consequences – measures taken.

Ans –

Bus Accident in Greater Kailash

By XYZ

12 Nov, 20XX, Delhi.
A tragic bus accident occurred yesterday in Greater Kailash, Delhi, under the Do police station jurisdiction. The accident happened when the driver, distracted by his cell phone, swerved to avoid a truck and toppled over a bridge. Despite passengers’ warnings, the driver continued using his phone. The crash resulted in 14 fatalities and 23 severe injuries. Local residents and emergency services responded swiftly, with ambulances arriving promptly. Authorities have initiated an investigation, and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced compensation of ₹5 lakhs for the families of the deceased and ₹1 lakh for the injured.

8Write a letter (within 100 words) to your friend describing a cultural programme you have attended recently. Your letter should include the following points: 10

Name of the programme – venue – date – description of performance – your feelings.

Ans –

XYZ
Connaught Place
New Delhi
Delhi 110001

Hey Ajeet,

I’m writing to tell you about the amazing ‘Inter-School Cultural Meet’ at my school, DPS RK Puram. It was such a vibrant and exciting event!

Students from over 35 schools in Delhi-NCR showcased their talents. The highlight was our drama club’s performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” They brought the characters to life with humour and creativity. The costumes, props, and their brilliant acting made it unforgettable. The applause they received was well-deserved.

There were also breathtaking dance and music performances, including classical and contemporary pieces. The entire atmosphere was filled with enthusiasm and creativity, and everyone enjoyed the spirit of healthy competition.

Hope to see you soon!

Love,
Jyotika

Outer Circle,
Connaught Place,
New Delhi,
Delhi 110001, India

9. Write a paragraph (within 100 words ) on The Most Memorable Day in Your Life, based on the following points: 10

Date/Day – a description of the day – your role on that day – why is the day memorable to you?

Ans –

My tenth birthday remains etched in my memory as the most unforgettable day of my life. It began like any other day, but as it unfolded, it became a cascade of joy and excitement. From waking up early to prepare for school to receiving heartfelt wishes from classmates, the day was filled with warmth and happiness. My mother’s lovingly prepared breakfast and the anticipation of sharing my favourite treats with friends added to the joy. The highlight was undoubtedly the genuine camaraderie shared with classmates as we celebrated together. Their laughter, songs, and eagerness to join my birthday party later made it a day of cherished memories and heartfelt connections that will forever remain dear to my heart.

SECTION – D

(SUPPLEMENTARY)

[FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY]

1. Frame nominal compounds from the meanings given below: 1×5=5

(i) A wall made of stone

Ans – Stonewall

(ii) A ground for playing

Ans – Playground

(iii) A pool for swimming

Ans – Swimming pool

(iv) Mill driven by wind

Ans – Windmill

(v) A palace made of marble

Ans – Marble Palace

2. Write the opposites of the following words: 1×5=5

(a) Wise

Ans – Fool

(b) Honest

Ans – Dishonest

(c) Strict

Ans – Flexible

(d) Cool

Ans – Hot

(e) Humble

Ans – Arrogant

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