As the Diploma Exams are approaching , I request the First year ENGINEERING DIPLOMA students in A.P. to go through the Model paper ( C16-English -101) once again and be aware of the compulsory questions (i.e All short answer questions 1 to 10 & Reading Comprehension Q.18 ) and also the weightage given to various topics. I urge the teachers to adhere to the question paper pattern and due weightage, brush the knowledge of the students accordingly. The way the student answers and grammatical accuracy are of much importance to score the marks. Some answers require to just fill in the blanks,others to write complete sentences by rewriting them in asked pattern or required expressions using key words. Let the students have a bird's eye view of the whole question paper. Possible, ask them to answer this model paper on their own for practice.
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C-16- COMMON -101-ENGLISH -END EXAM ( Blue-Print)
Time: 3Hrs PART – A Max.Marks:80
Instructions: 1. Answer all the questions.
2. Each question carries 3 Marks. 3 X10= 30 Marks
1. A short question based on Lessons1&2 ; to write a short note within 5 sentences on any one of : Need for English/ Uses of English/ improving English skills/ problems in learning and using English/ Class room situations, expressions/ simple class room conversation between two friends/ with a teacher…etc
2. English in Action - A short question on activities: Lessons from 3,4,5,6 ( Feelings/likes &dislikes/Requests/obligations/
3. English in Action -Lessons 7,8,9,10: Appointments/ Invitations/ Instructions/ Directions
4. Prepositions & Adjectives : Lessons 11&12
5. Tenses: Lesson 19
6. Voice: Lesson :21
7. Basic Sentence Structures: Lesson 20
8. Framing Questions : Lessons 22
9. Reported speech: Lessons 23
10. Error Analysis: Lessons 24 to 26
PART – B
Instructions: 1. Answer any five questions
2. Question 18 is compulsory
3. Each question carries 10 Marks. 10 X 5 = 50
11. Vocabulary: Filling in the blanks with proper words choosing from the list in the bracket: A paragraph about 10 sentences may be given with 10 blanks i.e omitting 10 words. These ten words and another three ( total thirteen ) words may be given in jumbled order in a bracket.
12. English in Action : A long answer question on Giving instructions/ Directions
13. Grammar : i) Framing Questions( 5Marks) & ii) Error Analysis( 5Marks)
14. Writing: Paragraph / Report writing
15. Writing: Resume / Data Interpretation
16. Writing Letters : Formal /Informal/ Cover Letter
17. Writing : Note making / Summarizing
18. Reading : Paragraph for testing the skill of Reading comprehension
Model Question Paper - C-16- COMMON -101-ENGLISH - (Year End Exam)
PART – A 3X 10 = 30 Marks
Instructions: 1. Answer all the questions. 2. Each question carries 3 Marks.
1. Write a short note on the need for English in your present life.
2. Rewrite the sentences as directed in the brackets.
a) You want a calculator from your friend ( Make a request )
b) Dig a water harvest pit in your house ( Convert it into an obligation)
c) Your mother prepared your favourite dish. ( Write a sentence of your feelings)
3. Your friend invited you to his birth day party. Write one sentence of accepting the invitation and another sentence expressing politely about your inability to attend.
4. a) The classes start every day _____ 8.am. ( fill in with a suitable preposition)
b) We all must abide _____ the rules of the constitution. ( fill in with a suitable
c) China is _________ than India. ( Use proper form of the adjective ‘big’ )
5. Fill in the blanks with proper tense form:
Rakesh ____ (go) to college by bus every day. Now, he ______ ( walk) towards bus stop. Tomorrow, he _____( come) to college early to attend a special class.
6. Change the voice of the following sentences;
a) They will receive a parcel next Sunday.
b) All the lessons were taught by our Teacher
c) The chief guest is distributing the prizes.
7. Write one sentence each on the given Sentence Structures:
a) S+ V b) S+V+O c) S+V+ IDO+DO
8. a) Shalini completed her diploma in 2015 ( Frame a question with ‘ When’)
b) Swathi is singing melodiously. (Frame a question with ‘ How’)
c) Sravan can play cricket and foot ball. ( Frame ‘Yes-No’ question)
9. a) Teacher said to us, “ I will take an extra class tomorrow” ( Change into a Reported speech)
b) Ravi told Lakshmi that he had secured 90% in his first year. (Change into a Direct speech)
10. Correct the following sentences:
a) I am liking playing chess.
b) We saw a movie yesterday in the new theatre.
c) Did you completed your work?
PART – B
Instructions: 1. Answer five questions 2. Question 18 is compulsory
3. Each question carries 10 Marks. 10 X 5 = 50
11. Fill in the blanks with suitable words given from the list in the brackets
( air, villages, Sewage, throw, drink, paper, explosion, chimneys, Noise , harmful, planting, atmosphere)
Pollution is a child of industrialism. It is polluting the _____and gradually leading mankind to destruction. Smoke from _______ of big factories and vehicles and ____gases produced by some chemical works are gradually polluting the atmosphere. The level of carbon dioxide in the ______is increasing. This is heating up the earth. ____ water and industrial waste that flow into streams pollute the water that we_____. Water- borne diseases are a threat to life. ______ produced by vehicles, oil engines, and generators do not let the people in big cities sleep in peace. The population ______ is another source of pollution. Very poor people are perhaps, the greatest polluters. They live unhygienically in slums. They _____ garbage everywhere. We must take steps to check pollution. The most important remedy is _____ of trees and development of forests.
12. Write a set of Instructions to appear for POLYCET and get admission into a Diploma course.
13. A) Frame three ‘Yes or No’ questions and two ‘Wh’ questions from the following paragraph.
The peacock is our national bird and is known for its beautiful feathers and graceful dance. But peacock deaths are being reported from different parts of the country and their numbers are decreasing. With our guns and pesticides we are destroying them so fast that soon there may be no peacocks left on the earth. We may be seeing them only in pictures and hear about them in stories and songs in the future.
B) Correct the following sentences :
i) I am very fond for ice cream
ii) Why he is shouting?
iii) The hill stations are the most coolest places.
iv) You, I and Rajesh can stay in the same room.
v) The child has broke the flower vase.
14. Write a paragraph describing your village or town
15. Prepare a Resume for K. Dhanush , B.Tech ( Mechanical Engg.) aged 23, applying for the post of Production Engineer in Rosy Productions Ltd. Chennai.
16. Write a letter to your brother encouraging him to participate in sports and games.
17. Make a note of the following:
In life, we have essentially two psychological modes that we are in most of the time: reactive and responsive. The reactive mode is the one that feels stressful. In it, we feel pressured and are quick to judge. We lose perspective and take things personally. We're annoyed, bothered, and frustrated. Needless to say, our judgment and decision making capacity is severely impaired when we are in a reactive state of mind. We make quick decisions that we often regret. We annoy other people and tend to bring out the worst in them. When an opportunity knocks, we are usually too overwhelmed or frustrated to see it. If we do see it, we're usually overly critical and negative.
The responsive mode, on the other hand, is our most relaxed state of mind. Being responsive suggests that we have our bearings. We see the bigger picture and take things less personally. Rather than being rigid and stubborn, we are flexible and calm. In the responsive mode, we are at our best. We bring out the best in others and solve problems gracefully. When an opportunity comes our way, our mind is open. We are receptive to new ideas.
Once you are aware of these two drastically different modes of being, you will begin to notice which one you are in. You'll also notice the predictability of your behavior and feelings when you are in each mode. You'll observe yourself being irrational and negative in your reactive mode and calm and wise in your responsive state of mind.
18. Read the following paragraph carefully and answer the questions that follow:
Grammar may be defined as a system of rules for the use of language or as a study of what is preferred and what is to be avoided in effective speech and writing. We all speak and write, whether or not we are able to state rules governing the words we use. To be effective, we must achieve clarity of expression. We need to know how to present ideas forcefully without confusion or unnecessary words, by choosing language suited to our purpose. In order to use English correctly and gracefully, it is necessary to recognize and to practice using good grammar. Listening to speakers who are accustomed to speaking grammatically, helps to train the ear to correct usage. Simple, idiomatic English is desirable for both writing and speaking, but it requires some effort from language users.
i) How is grammar defined?
ii) How should we present our ideas?
iii) How can one inculcate correct usage?
iv) What is required in writing and speaking?
v) Give the noun forms of the following verbs :
a) state b) use