Note: Attempt five questions in all selecting three questions from section A and two questions from section B. All questions carry equal marks. Over attempt will be ignored altogether.
Question No. 1 (a) Give short answers to the following questions:
(i) Define subject and give one example
(ii) Define reflexive pronoun with example
(iii) What is a transitive verb? Give example
(iv) Define collective noun with example
(v) Which type of sentence is used to give statement of fact? Give example.
(b) Do as directed:
(i) I told her story. (Change into present continuous tense).
(ii) They did not know what to do. (Change into affirmative sentence)
(iii) Let us enjoy outside. (Point out the mood)
(iv) I don’t like fast food. (Pick out adjective)
(v) I have not been taking exercise for a long time. (Name the tense)
Question No. 2 (a) Change the Number of the following:
(i) Fly (ii) Addendum (iii) Veto (iv) Curricula (v) Analysis
(b) Change the Gender of the following:
(i) Duke (ii) Heir (iii) Niece (iv) Witch (v) Drone
(c) Form Nouns from the following:
(i) Sweet (ii) Obey (iii) Relieve (iv) Admire (v) Proud
(d) Give Synonyms of the following:
(i) Praise (ii) Appear (iii) Obtain (iv) Success (v) Shorten
Question No. 3 (a) Change the voice of the following:
(i) She was not informed about the decision. (ii) I shall not betray her. (iii) Do not call him now. (iv) Where did he hide the ball? (v) By whom am I being called?
(b) Fill in the blanks with suitable Prepositions:
(i) I am struggling ______ English. (ii) He is devoid ______ sense. (iii) She rescued the child ______ danger. (iv) He is married ______ my Cousin. (v) She often quarrels ______ me.
(c) Supply the correct form of verbs given in brackets:
(i) Some soldiers (catch) as prisoners of war. (ii) After they had played for one hour, they suddenly (stop) (iii) She did not care what (be) in the box. (iv) Charity (began) at home. (v) I (not write) a letter yesterday.
Question No. 4 (a) Change the narration of the following:
(i) She ordered me to bring some candies for her. (ii) He exclaimed with sorrow that he had been very foolish. (iii) The teacher said, “Do not make a noise.” (iv) They said, “Where did you go yesterday?” (v) She said, “Let’s go for a walk.”
(b) Fill in the blanks with suitable articles:
(i) ______ Universe exists in space. (ii) Take ______ tablets twice ______ day. (iii) ______ Sindh is ______ large river.
(c) Give one word for the following expressions:
(i) A speech made without any previous preparation. (ii) A Science of plants. (iii) A word opposite in meaning to another. (iv) One who has knowledge of everything? (v) A person who looks at the dark side of everything.
Question No. 5 (a) Make sentences using the following idiomatic expressions:
(i) By and by (ii) Crocodile tears (iii) Carry the day (iv) In black and white (v) Spick and span
(b) Fill in the blanks using the correct words from the Pairs:
(i) The loin has a golden ______ (main, mane) (ii) These bundles of thread are ______ (naughty, knotty) (iii) Husband and wife ______ each other. (Complement, Compliment) (iv) He is ______ to my ideas. (Adverse, Averse) (v) I killed a wild ______ yesterday, (bore, boar)
(c) Name the part of speech to which each word belongs: They killed a wild elephant.
Question No. 6 Define the word Precis and describe its qualities.
Question No. 7 Read the following passage and answer the questions given at the end:
The main reason for the population increase is the difference between birth-rate and death-rate. Science has helped us to control death-rate. But at the same time, birth-rate has not been checked. The real per capita income in Pakistan is very low which shows that the country is overpopulated. In the over populated countries dependent age group is increasing and rate of development is very slow. Due to heavy pressure of population, people are unable to obtain balanced diet Poor diet affects health and working capacity of the people. There is shortage of various facilities like housing, clothing, education and transport.
Questions: (i) What is the main reason for the population increase? (ii) What is the significance of per capita income? (iii) How does over population affect people? (iv) Make a Precis of the passage and give it a suitable title.
Question No. 8 Write an essay of (250-300) words on one of the following topics: