About Super 20 Sample Paper English Core Class 12
Super 20 English Core Sample Paper for class 12 are designed in accordance with the pattern specified by the CBSE for the Examination. This book consists of 20 Solved Different types of questions. These papers give you an idea about how your real Board Examination Question Paper will look in terms of difficulty level, marks distribution, sections, number & type of questions, time and duration.
Why to Practice Super 20 English Core Sample Paper?
Super 20 English Core Sample Papers help you to get into the real exam-type feeling. As this question paper is exactly similar to the CBSE sample papers, you will find it very useful to analyze how much time you need to answer each question, what should be your writing strategy and how to finish it in given time. The more you practice, the more efficiency level you achieve. It matters a lot. Most of the time, you know the answers but you miss it only because of bad time management.
Students are advised to solve all these Sample Papers and refer their answers to the Marking Scheme to assess their level of preparation for CBSE Board Examination. All these questions are very important for forthcoming CBSE Board Examination.
Some Questions from Super 20 Sample paper English Core Class 12
Read the following passage carefully. (8)
What comes to your mind when you think of the word “festival”?
If I was asked this question a decade back, I would immediately picture lights, colours, sweets, sitting with the family at a puja, even church hymns and Christmas carols. But now, when someone mentions Diwali, I think of the new clothes in the shop window which my mother promised to buy me. Christmas makes me think of the wrapped boxes sitting under the miniature tree or on my bedstead — or of the “cool new” products shown on TV which they claim are a “must-have” for the season. And I know it is not just me. Commercialisation has changed the way we look at anything in today’s world.
Advertising has channeled our minds in such a way that we only think of what we stand to gain during a festival. Gone are the “festivals” I knew as a child — back when nobody cared about what you wore or what you got as a present, but instead all that mattered was having fun and appreciating the day for what it symbolized. Weeks ahead of Christmas, Easter, Diwali, or almost any other existing festival, we see advertisement boards on the streets flashing their discounts and their “specials”, and turning on the TV means being shown about a hundred different advertisements about different brands and their attempt at “spreading the festive cheer” and using the season as an excuse to exploit the wallets of eager consumers.
Commercialisation of festivals has eaten into the essence of why we celebrate these festivals and is also accused by many of being a “sacrilege”. A main concern, especially for environmentalists, is the commercialisation of Diwali, and the use of firecrackers, which cause various types of pollution, which make conditions worse for humans as well as animals.
If we think of festivals as simply another way of indulging ourselves and spending money, it ruins the very purpose of the religious celebration. The effect of commercialization can be seen especially in young children — how many kids are there who are more concerned with why Christmas or Holi are celebrated, than about what they will be receiving for them? Festivals are not meant to be opportunities for financial gain for brands and companies. They are meant to be occasions for religious observance and for people to understand and respect the meaning behind them.
A. On the basis of your reading of the above passage make notes on it, using headings and sub-headings. Use recognizable abbreviations (wherever necessary—minimum four) and a format you consider suitable. Also supply an appropriate title to it. (5)
B. Write a summary of the passage in about 80 words. (3)
On 30th November your school is going to hold its Annual Sports Day. You want Mr. Dhanraj Pillai, a noted hockey player to give away the prizes to the budding sportspersons of the school. Write a formal invitation in about 50 words requesting him to grace the occasion. You are Karan/Karuna, Sports Secretary, Sunrise Global School, Agra. (All India 2016) (4)
You are Karan/Karuna, sports secretary, Sunrise Global School, Agra. On 30th November your school is going to hold its Annual Sports Day. Write a notice in about 50 words informing the students about the same.
You are Karan/Karuna, Secretary, Environment Club of Sunrise Public School. Your club recently organized a tree plantation drive in the school premises on the occasion of Earth Day. Write a report in 150-200 words on the event. (10)
Diwali is around the corner. Write a speech to be delivered in the morning assembly on the importance of celebrating peaceful and cracker-free Diwali.
Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow: (1×4=4)
Break O break open ’till they break the town
And show the children green fields and make their world
Run azure on gold sands, and let their tongues
Run naked into books, the white and green leaves open
History is theirs whose language is the sun.
(a) Who are referred to as ’they’ ?
(b) What is expected of them and for whom?
(c) What does the ‘green fields’ represent?
(d) Explain the phrase ‘run naked into books’.
Those who prepare green wars,
wars with gas, wars with fire,
victories with no survivors,
would put on clean clothes
and walk about with their brothers
in the shade, doing nothing.
(a) What does ‘green wars’ mean?
(b) Explain the phrase ‘wars with gas’.
(c) What is the ironical expression in the above lines?
(d) Pick a figure of speech in the last line.