Solved papers for 10th Class English Solved Paper English - 2016

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    Read the passage given below:
    A PURPOSE IN LIFE
    1. A noble purpose gives meaning to one's own life and is of benefit to others. I realised this while researching on and writing about the life of Jamshedji Tata. What gave one man living in a colonised country the vision to advance it in the community of nations? He not only gave India the power to steel and hydroelectric energy, but also an institution of research.
    2. He sent an educationist to Europe and the United States to report on what should be the best model for India. The John Hopkins University in Baltimore was recommended as the model. But Jamshedji Tata made it a point to see that his name was not associated with the university. After his death, his dream come true with the establishment of the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. It was to be fountain head of science in the decades to come.
    3. There are others too whose purpose in life has made a difference to society. Mother Teresa had a comfortable life at Loretto Convent, Kolkata. On a train journey to Darjeeling, she felt her 'calling' and wanted to give up her comfortable life in the convent and serve the poor and the needy.
    4. After that, she took a three month nursing course and returned to Kolkata. She devoted her time to the sick and the homeless. Touched by her sacrifice, some of her students joined her and work began. Not everyone has such a strong calling. When I asked her how one could be sure of one's calling, she replied, "Deep down in our hearts we know exactly what our calling is, if we are sincere." One's purpose is shaped over a period of time, but every noble purpose is based on a feeling for the suffering of others and our desire for alleviating that condition.
    On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the questions that follow:
    (a) Bring out the unique character traits of Jamshedji Tata?

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    Read the passage given below:
    A PURPOSE IN LIFE
    5. A noble purpose gives meaning to one's own life and is of benefit to others. I realised this while researching on and writing about the life of Jamshedji Tata. What gave one man living in a colonised country the vision to advance it in the community of nations? He not only gave India the power to steel and hydroelectric energy, but also an institution of research.
    6. He sent an educationist to Europe and the United States to report on what should be the best model for India. The John Hopkins University in Baltimore was recommended as the model. But Jamshedji Tata made it a point to see that his name was not associated with the university. After his death, his dream come true with the establishment of the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. It was to be fountain head of science in the decades to come.
    7. There are others too whose purpose in life has made a difference to society. Mother Teresa had a comfortable life at Loretto Convent, Kolkata. On a train journey to Darjeeling, she felt her 'calling' and wanted to give up her comfortable life in the convent and serve the poor and the needy.
    8. After that, she took a three month nursing course and returned to Kolkata. She devoted her time to the sick and the homeless. Touched by her sacrifice, some of her students joined her and work began. Not everyone has such a strong calling. When I asked her how one could be sure of one's calling, she replied, "Deep down in our hearts we know exactly what our calling is, if we are sincere." One's purpose is shaped over a period of time, but every noble purpose is based on a feeling for the suffering of others and our desire for alleviating that condition.
    On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the questions that follow:
    (b) Why did he send an educationist to Europe and the USA?

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    Read the passage given below:
    A PURPOSE IN LIFE
    9. A noble purpose gives meaning to one's own life and is of benefit to others. I realised this while researching on and writing about the life of Jamshedji Tata. What gave one man living in a colonised country the vision to advance it in the community of nations? He not only gave India the power to steel and hydroelectric energy, but also an institution of research.
    10. He sent an educationist to Europe and the United States to report on what should be the best model for India. The John Hopkins University in Baltimore was recommended as the model. But Jamshedji Tata made it a point to see that his name was not associated with the university. After his death, his dream come true with the establishment of the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. It was to be fountain head of science in the decades to come.
    11. There are others too whose purpose in life has made a difference to society. Mother Teresa had a comfortable life at Loretto Convent, Kolkata. On a train journey to Darjeeling, she felt her 'calling' and wanted to give up her comfortable life in the convent and serve the poor and the needy.
    12. After that, she took a three month nursing course and returned to Kolkata. She devoted her time to the sick and the homeless. Touched by her sacrifice, some of her students joined her and work began. Not everyone has such a strong calling. When I asked her how one could be sure of one's calling, she replied, "Deep down in our hearts we know exactly what our calling is, if we are sincere." One's purpose is shaped over a period of time, but every noble purpose is based on a feeling for the suffering of others and our desire for alleviating that condition.
    On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the questions that follow:
    (c) Mention two facts about Indian Institute of Science.

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    A PURPOSE IN LIFE
    13. A noble purpose gives meaning to one's own life and is of benefit to others. I realised this while researching on and writing about the life of Jamshedji Tata. What gave one man living in a colonised country the vision to advance it in the community of nations? He not only gave India the power to steel and hydroelectric energy, but also an institution of research.
    14. He sent an educationist to Europe and the United States to report on what should be the best model for India. The John Hopkins University in Baltimore was recommended as the model. But Jamshedji Tata made it a point to see that his name was not associated with the university. After his death, his dream come true with the establishment of the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. It was to be fountain head of science in the decades to come.
    15. There are others too whose purpose in life has made a difference to society. Mother Teresa had a comfortable life at Loretto Convent, Kolkata. On a train journey to Darjeeling, she felt her 'calling' and wanted to give up her comfortable life in the convent and serve the poor and the needy.
    16. After that, she took a three month nursing course and returned to Kolkata. She devoted her time to the sick and the homeless. Touched by her sacrifice, some of her students joined her and work began. Not everyone has such a strong calling. When I asked her how one could be sure of one's calling, she replied, "Deep down in our hearts we know exactly what our calling is, if we are sincere." One's purpose is shaped over a period of time, but every noble purpose is based on a feeling for the suffering of others and our desire for alleviating that condition.
    On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the questions that follow:
    (d) How did Mother Teresa start working for the  poverty stricken people?

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    Read the passage given below:
    A PURPOSE IN LIFE
    17. A noble purpose gives meaning to one's own life and is of benefit to others. I realised this while researching on and writing about the life of Jamshedji Tata. What gave one man living in a colonised country the vision to advance it in the community of nations? He not only gave India the power to steel and hydroelectric energy, but also an institution of research.
    18. He sent an educationist to Europe and the United States to report on what should be the best model for India. The John Hopkins University in Baltimore was recommended as the model. But Jamshedji Tata made it a point to see that his name was not associated with the university. After his death, his dream come true with the establishment of the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. It was to be fountain head of science in the decades to come.
    19. There are others too whose purpose in life has made a difference to society. Mother Teresa had a comfortable life at Loretto Convent, Kolkata. On a train journey to Darjeeling, she felt her 'calling' and wanted to give up her comfortable life in the convent and serve the poor and the needy.
    20. After that, she took a three month nursing course and returned to Kolkata. She devoted her time to the sick and the homeless. Touched by her sacrifice, some of her students joined her and work began. Not everyone has such a strong calling. When I asked her how one could be sure of one's calling, she replied, "Deep down in our hearts we know exactly what our calling is, if we are sincere." One's purpose is shaped over a period of time, but every noble purpose is based on a feeling for the suffering of others and our desire for alleviating that condition.
    On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the questions that follow:
    (e) What was the first step Mother Teresa took?

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    Read the passage given below:
    A PURPOSE IN LIFE
    21. A noble purpose gives meaning to one's own life and is of benefit to others. I realised this while researching on and writing about the life of Jamshedji Tata. What gave one man living in a colonised country the vision to advance it in the community of nations? He not only gave India the power to steel and hydroelectric energy, but also an institution of research.
    22. He sent an educationist to Europe and the United States to report on what should be the best model for India. The John Hopkins University in Baltimore was recommended as the model. But Jamshedji Tata made it a point to see that his name was not associated with the university. After his death, his dream come true with the establishment of the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. It was to be fountain head of science in the decades to come.
    23. There are others too whose purpose in life has made a difference to society. Mother Teresa had a comfortable life at Loretto Convent, Kolkata. On a train journey to Darjeeling, she felt her 'calling' and wanted to give up her comfortable life in the convent and serve the poor and the needy.
    24. After that, she took a three month nursing course and returned to Kolkata. She devoted her time to the sick and the homeless. Touched by her sacrifice, some of her students joined her and work began. Not everyone has such a strong calling. When I asked her how one could be sure of one's calling, she replied, "Deep down in our hearts we know exactly what our calling is, if we are sincere." One's purpose is shaped over a period of time, but every noble purpose is based on a feeling for the suffering of others and our desire for alleviating that condition.
    On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the questions that follow:
    (f) How can we find our calling?

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    Read the passage given below:
    A PURPOSE IN LIFE
    25. A noble purpose gives meaning to one's own life and is of benefit to others. I realised this while researching on and writing about the life of Jamshedji Tata. What gave one man living in a colonised country the vision to advance it in the community of nations? He not only gave India the power to steel and hydroelectric energy, but also an institution of research.
    26. He sent an educationist to Europe and the United States to report on what should be the best model for India. The John Hopkins University in Baltimore was recommended as the model. But Jamshedji Tata made it a point to see that his name was not associated with the university. After his death, his dream come true with the establishment of the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. It was to be fountain head of science in the decades to come.
    27. There are others too whose purpose in life has made a difference to society. Mother Teresa had a comfortable life at Loretto Convent, Kolkata. On a train journey to Darjeeling, she felt her 'calling' and wanted to give up her comfortable life in the convent and serve the poor and the needy.
    28. After that, she took a three month nursing course and returned to Kolkata. She devoted her time to the sick and the homeless. Touched by her sacrifice, some of her students joined her and work began. Not everyone has such a strong calling. When I asked her how one could be sure of one's calling, she replied, "Deep down in our hearts we know exactly what our calling is, if we are sincere." One's purpose is shaped over a period of time, but every noble purpose is based on a feeling for the suffering of others and our desire for alleviating that condition.
    On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the questions that follow:
    (g) Is it possible to find one's calling within a short period? Why/Why not?

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    Read the passage given below:
    A PURPOSE IN LIFE
    29. A noble purpose gives meaning to one's own life and is of benefit to others. I realised this while researching on and writing about the life of Jamshedji Tata. What gave one man living in a colonised country the vision to advance it in the community of nations? He not only gave India the power to steel and hydroelectric energy, but also an institution of research.
    30. He sent an educationist to Europe and the United States to report on what should be the best model for India. The John Hopkins University in Baltimore was recommended as the model. But Jamshedji Tata made it a point to see that his name was not associated with the university. After his death, his dream come true with the establishment of the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. It was to be fountain head of science in the decades to come.
    31. There are others too whose purpose in life has made a difference to society. Mother Teresa had a comfortable life at Loretto Convent, Kolkata. On a train journey to Darjeeling, she felt her 'calling' and wanted to give up her comfortable life in the convent and serve the poor and the needy.
    32. After that, she took a three month nursing course and returned to Kolkata. She devoted her time to the sick and the homeless. Touched by her sacrifice, some of her students joined her and work began. Not everyone has such a strong calling. When I asked her how one could be sure of one's calling, she replied, "Deep down in our hearts we know exactly what our calling is, if we are sincere." One's purpose is shaped over a period of time, but every noble purpose is based on a feeling for the suffering of others and our desire for alleviating that condition.
    On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the questions that follow:
    (h) Find the word in Para 4 which means the same as 'lessening'.

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    Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
    It's no less than a pilgrimage for those who come to our shores for medical treatments. Medical tourism in India is on an upswing, with about 5,00,000 foreign patients travelling to India for medical care. The current worth of the industry is estimated at 1,000 crores, with a growth potential of 100 percent every year. The industry is poised to bring in as much as Rs. 5,000 to 10,000 crores by 2012.
    Many factors contribute to the expansion of this sector, one of them being the high end facilities. "Only when we go to different countries do we realize how much better off we are in terms of infrastructure and quality. The country has the resources to be on the global map for medical tourism as it has a combination of all the right ingredients." says Dr. Rajendra Prasad, senior consultancy neurosurgery.
    India is also renowned for its talent pool and the doctors are known for their expertise and knowledge. Cutting edge medical technologies and drugs available are on a par with the developed world. The cost factor is another big reason for the popularity of India as the medical destination the difference being as much as 10 or 20 times.
    The culture of 'Athithi Devo Bhava' extends into medical tourism, with quality facilities being offered by hospitals to international patients. Super speciality hospitals are successfully providing unparalleled medical treatment to patients, resulting in superior outcomes, very low risk of infections and excellent post surgery care. The whole experience can be simply termed as 'value for money'.
    Medical tourism is undoubtedly a fast growing sector. It is felt that the government is not doing enough to promote this sector. The Ministry of Tourism should pitch in a big way with more financial support to stakeholders and better infrastructure facilities. More liberal loans, tax benefits and incentives to medical service providers will go a long way in giving a boost to this industry. Promoting medical tourism would mean more employment opportunities for our people, more goodwill for the country and more dollars for the government treasury.
    (a) What is the status of medical tourism in India?

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    Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
    It's no less than a pilgrimage for those who come to our shores for medical treatments. Medical tourism in India is on an upswing, with about 5,00,000 foreign patients travelling to India for medical care. The current worth of the industry is estimated at 1,000 crores, with a growth potential of 100 percent every year. The industry is poised to bring in as much as Rs. 5,000 to 10,000 crores by 2012.
    Many factors contribute to the expansion of this sector, one of them being the high end facilities. "Only when we go to different countries do we realize how much better off we are in terms of infrastructure and quality. The country has the resources to be on the global map for medical tourism as it has a combination of all the right ingredients." says Dr. Rajendra Prasad, senior consultancy neurosurgery.
    India is also renowned for its talent pool and the doctors are known for their expertise and knowledge. Cutting edge medical technologies and drugs available are on a par with the developed world. The cost factor is another big reason for the popularity of India as the medical destination the difference being as much as 10 or 20 times.
    The culture of 'Athithi Devo Bhava' extends into medical tourism, with quality facilities being offered by hospitals to international patients. Super speciality hospitals are successfully providing unparalleled medical treatment to patients, resulting in superior outcomes, very low risk of infections and excellent post surgery care. The whole experience can be simply termed as 'value for money'.
    Medical tourism is undoubtedly a fast growing sector. It is felt that the government is not doing enough to promote this sector. The Ministry of Tourism should pitch in a big way with more financial support to stakeholders and better infrastructure facilities. More liberal loans, tax benefits and incentives to medical service providers will go a long way in giving a boost to this industry. Promoting medical tourism would mean more employment opportunities for our people, more goodwill for the country and more dollars for the government treasury.
    (b) Mention two factors which have contributed to the growth of medical tourism in India.

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    Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
    It's no less than a pilgrimage for those who come to our shores for medical treatments. Medical tourism in India is on an upswing, with about 5,00,000 foreign patients travelling to India for medical care. The current worth of the industry is estimated at 1,000 crores, with a growth potential of 100 percent every year. The industry is poised to bring in as much as Rs. 5,000 to 10,000 crores by 2012.
    Many factors contribute to the expansion of this sector, one of them being the high end facilities. "Only when we go to different countries do we realize how much better off we are in terms of infrastructure and quality. The country has the resources to be on the global map for medical tourism as it has a combination of all the right ingredients." says Dr. Rajendra Prasad, senior consultancy neurosurgery.
    India is also renowned for its talent pool and the doctors are known for their expertise and knowledge. Cutting edge medical technologies and drugs available are on a par with the developed world. The cost factor is another big reason for the popularity of India as the medical destination the difference being as much as 10 or 20 times.
    The culture of 'Athithi Devo Bhava' extends into medical tourism, with quality facilities being offered by hospitals to international patients. Super speciality hospitals are successfully providing unparalleled medical treatment to patients, resulting in superior outcomes, very low risk of infections and excellent post surgery care. The whole experience can be simply termed as 'value for money'.
    Medical tourism is undoubtedly a fast growing sector. It is felt that the government is not doing enough to promote this sector. The Ministry of Tourism should pitch in a big way with more financial support to stakeholders and better infrastructure facilities. More liberal loans, tax benefits and incentives to medical service providers will go a long way in giving a boost to this industry. Promoting medical tourism would mean more employment opportunities for our people, more goodwill for the country and more dollars for the government treasury.
    (c) What is most remarkable about our super speciality hospitals?

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    Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
    It's no less than a pilgrimage for those who come to our shores for medical treatments. Medical tourism in India is on an upswing, with about 5,00,000 foreign patients travelling to India for medical care. The current worth of the industry is estimated at 1,000 crores, with a growth potential of 100 percent every year. The industry is poised to bring in as much as Rs. 5,000 to 10,000 crores by 2012.
    Many factors contribute to the expansion of this sector, one of them being the high end facilities. "Only when we go to different countries do we realize how much better off we are in terms of infrastructure and quality. The country has the resources to be on the global map for medical tourism as it has a combination of all the right ingredients." says Dr. Rajendra Prasad, senior consultancy neurosurgery.
    India is also renowned for its talent pool and the doctors are known for their expertise and knowledge. Cutting edge medical technologies and drugs available are on a par with the developed world. The cost factor is another big reason for the popularity of India as the medical destination the difference being as much as 10 or 20 times.
    The culture of 'Athithi Devo Bhava' extends into medical tourism, with quality facilities being offered by hospitals to international patients. Super speciality hospitals are successfully providing unparalleled medical treatment to patients, resulting in superior outcomes, very low risk of infections and excellent post surgery care. The whole experience can be simply termed as 'value for money'.
    Medical tourism is undoubtedly a fast growing sector. It is felt that the government is not doing enough to promote this sector. The Ministry of Tourism should pitch in a big way with more financial support to stakeholders and better infrastructure facilities. More liberal loans, tax benefits and incentives to medical service providers will go a long way in giving a boost to this industry. Promoting medical tourism would mean more employment opportunities for our people, more goodwill for the country and more dollars for the government treasury.
    (d) What steps should the government take to give a boost to medical tourism?

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    Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
    It's no less than a pilgrimage for those who come to our shores for medical treatments. Medical tourism in India is on an upswing, with about 5,00,000 foreign patients travelling to India for medical care. The current worth of the industry is estimated at 1,000 crores, with a growth potential of 100 percent every year. The industry is poised to bring in as much as Rs. 5,000 to 10,000 crores by 2012.
    Many factors contribute to the expansion of this sector, one of them being the high end facilities. "Only when we go to different countries do we realize how much better off we are in terms of infrastructure and quality. The country has the resources to be on the global map for medical tourism as it has a combination of all the right ingredients." says Dr. Rajendra Prasad, senior consultancy neurosurgery.
    India is also renowned for its talent pool and the doctors are known for their expertise and knowledge. Cutting edge medical technologies and drugs available are on a par with the developed world. The cost factor is another big reason for the popularity of India as the medical destination the difference being as much as 10 or 20 times.
    The culture of 'Athithi Devo Bhava' extends into medical tourism, with quality facilities being offered by hospitals to international patients. Super speciality hospitals are successfully providing unparalleled medical treatment to patients, resulting in superior outcomes, very low risk of infections and excellent post surgery care. The whole experience can be simply termed as 'value for money'.
    Medical tourism is undoubtedly a fast growing sector. It is felt that the government is not doing enough to promote this sector. The Ministry of Tourism should pitch in a big way with more financial support to stakeholders and better infrastructure facilities. More liberal loans, tax benefits and incentives to medical service providers will go a long way in giving a boost to this industry. Promoting medical tourism would mean more employment opportunities for our people, more goodwill for the country and more dollars for the government treasury.
    (e) What is meant by the word 'upswing'? (Para 1)
    (i) energy
    (ii) height
    (iii) power
    (iv) growth
     

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    Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
    It's no less than a pilgrimage for those who come to our shores for medical treatments. Medical tourism in India is on an upswing, with about 5,00,000 foreign patients travelling to India for medical care. The current worth of the industry is estimated at 1,000 crores, with a growth potential of 100 percent every year. The industry is poised to bring in as much as Rs. 5,000 to 10,000 crores by 2012.
    Many factors contribute to the expansion of this sector, one of them being the high end facilities. "Only when we go to different countries do we realize how much better off we are in terms of infrastructure and quality. The country has the resources to be on the global map for medical tourism as it has a combination of all the right ingredients." says Dr. Rajendra Prasad, senior consultancy neurosurgery.
    India is also renowned for its talent pool and the doctors are known for their expertise and knowledge. Cutting edge medical technologies and drugs available are on a par with the developed world. The cost factor is another big reason for the popularity of India as the medical destination the difference being as much as 10 or 20 times.
    The culture of 'Athithi Devo Bhava' extends into medical tourism, with quality facilities being offered by hospitals to international patients. Super speciality hospitals are successfully providing unparalleled medical treatment to patients, resulting in superior outcomes, very low risk of infections and excellent post surgery care. The whole experience can be simply termed as 'value for money'.
    Medical tourism is undoubtedly a fast growing sector. It is felt that the government is not doing enough to promote this sector. The Ministry of Tourism should pitch in a big way with more financial support to stakeholders and better infrastructure facilities. More liberal loans, tax benefits and incentives to medical service providers will go a long way in giving a boost to this industry. Promoting medical tourism would mean more employment opportunities for our people, more goodwill for the country and more dollars for the government treasury.
    (f) What is meant by the word 'expansion'? (Para 2)
    (i) progress
    (ii) growth
    (iii) power
    (iv) grandeur
     

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    Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
    It's no less than a pilgrimage for those who come to our shores for medical treatments. Medical tourism in India is on an upswing, with about 5,00,000 foreign patients travelling to India for medical care. The current worth of the industry is estimated at 1,000 crores, with a growth potential of 100 percent every year. The industry is poised to bring in as much as Rs. 5,000 to 10,000 crores by 2012.
    Many factors contribute to the expansion of this sector, one of them being the high end facilities. "Only when we go to different countries do we realize how much better off we are in terms of infrastructure and quality. The country has the resources to be on the global map for medical tourism as it has a combination of all the right ingredients." says Dr. Rajendra Prasad, senior consultancy neurosurgery.
    India is also renowned for its talent pool and the doctors are known for their expertise and knowledge. Cutting edge medical technologies and drugs available are on a par with the developed world. The cost factor is another big reason for the popularity of India as the medical destination the difference being as much as 10 or 20 times.
    The culture of 'Athithi Devo Bhava' extends into medical tourism, with quality facilities being offered by hospitals to international patients. Super speciality hospitals are successfully providing unparalleled medical treatment to patients, resulting in superior outcomes, very low risk of infections and excellent post surgery care. The whole experience can be simply termed as 'value for money'.
    Medical tourism is undoubtedly a fast growing sector. It is felt that the government is not doing enough to promote this sector. The Ministry of Tourism should pitch in a big way with more financial support to stakeholders and better infrastructure facilities. More liberal loans, tax benefits and incentives to medical service providers will go a long way in giving a boost to this industry. Promoting medical tourism would mean more employment opportunities for our people, more goodwill for the country and more dollars for the government treasury.
    (g) What is meant by the word 'renowned'? (Para 3)
    (i) known
    (ii) famous
    (iii) popular
    (iv) successful
     

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    Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
    It's no less than a pilgrimage for those who come to our shores for medical treatments. Medical tourism in India is on an upswing, with about 5,00,000 foreign patients travelling to India for medical care. The current worth of the industry is estimated at 1,000 crores, with a growth potential of 100 percent every year. The industry is poised to bring in as much as Rs. 5,000 to 10,000 crores by 2012.
    Many factors contribute to the expansion of this sector, one of them being the high end facilities. "Only when we go to different countries do we realize how much better off we are in terms of infrastructure and quality. The country has the resources to be on the global map for medical tourism as it has a combination of all the right ingredients." says Dr. Rajendra Prasad, senior consultancy neurosurgery.
    India is also renowned for its talent pool and the doctors are known for their expertise and knowledge. Cutting edge medical technologies and drugs available are on a par with the developed world. The cost factor is another big reason for the popularity of India as the medical destination the difference being as much as 10 or 20 times.
    The culture of 'Athithi Devo Bhava' extends into medical tourism, with quality facilities being offered by hospitals to international patients. Super speciality hospitals are successfully providing unparalleled medical treatment to patients, resulting in superior outcomes, very low risk of infections and excellent post surgery care. The whole experience can be simply termed as 'value for money'.
    Medical tourism is undoubtedly a fast growing sector. It is felt that the government is not doing enough to promote this sector. The Ministry of Tourism should pitch in a big way with more financial support to stakeholders and better infrastructure facilities. More liberal loans, tax benefits and incentives to medical service providers will go a long way in giving a boost to this industry. Promoting medical tourism would mean more employment opportunities for our people, more goodwill for the country and more dollars for the government treasury.
    (h) What is meant by the word 'unparalleled'?
    (i) matchless
    (ii) great
    (iii) attractive
    (iv) magnificent
     

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    Technology has become an essential part of our lives. It has transformed luxuries into necessities. Do you agree? Express your views on the same in an article in about 100-120 words.

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    Develop a story in about 150-200 words on the basis of the following hints. Give a suitable title.
    Life-mixture of joys and sorrows-Reema-loses interest in life-meets a person-changes the course of her life-gains hopes in life.
     

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    Read the paragraph given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate words/phrases from the given options.
    Finally, the leader (a) ..................... his hand, as if the discussion was over. He (b) ...............reached a decision. Only then did he turn and look straight (c) ..................... me.
      (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
    (a) raised raise rose raises
    (b) has have had will have
    (c) on at to around
     

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    The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the error and the correction in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. The first one has been done as an example.
    Error Correction
    It was the amazing sight to see and one I will never forget. e.g. the an
    A sight which no one present in the occasion could help admiring in spite of the (a)
    trouble it has caused us all. The Gulmohar that (b)
    I had mentioned earlier feel thirsty like the rest of us. (c)
    I wish my friend Ranu was also with me (d)

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    Rearrange the following words/phrases to make meaningful sentences.
    (a) face of / vaccination / smallpox / the earth / from / eradicated / has / the
    (b) it has also / polio and mumps / diseases / lessened / like
    (c) is / immunity / an overall / by / vaccination / achieved.
     

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    Read one of the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow:
    "We shall not be long, sir. Perhaps only an hour. May be you'd like to go to the cafe in the village for a drink? They disappeared beyond the corner of the wall."
    (a) What discovery did the narrator make?
    OR
    A woman bends over me, Searching my reaches for what she really is. Then she turns to those liars, the Candles or the moon.
    (a) What is the woman bending over?
     

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    Read one of the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow:
    "We shall not be long, sir. Perhaps only an hour. May be you'd like to go to the cafe in the village for a drink? They disappeared beyond the corner of the wall."
    (a) What discovery did the narrator make?
    OR
    A woman bends over me, Searching my reaches for what she really is. Then she turns to those liars, the Candles or the moon.
    (b) Why have the candles and the moon been called liars?
     

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    Read one of the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow:
    "We shall not be long, sir. Perhaps only an hour. May be you'd like to go to the cafe in the village for a drink? They disappeared beyond the corner of the wall."
    (a) What discovery did the narrator make?
    OR
    A woman bends over me, Searching my reaches for what she really is. Then she turns to those liars, the Candles or the moon.
    (c) What does the phrase, 'my reaches' mean?
     

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    Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words each.
    (a) Bring out the sum and substance of Shakespeare's sonnet, "Not Marble, nor the Gilded Monuments"?
     

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    Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words each.
    (b) Who arranged for the tiger shooting and why?
     

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    Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words each.
    (c) What were Ali's old ways and when did his life take a new turn?
     

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    Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words each.
    (d) How does Mrs. Slater plan to outshine the Jordans? What does it reveal about her character?
     

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    Answer the following questions in about 80-100 words:
    Life in metropolitan cities has left no time with members of the family to spend with each other. As a concerned citizen, write a letter to the editor of a national daily voicing your concern over the increasing number of old age homes in metropolitan cities (The Dear Departed highlighting the values required in the younger generation to care for the elderly.
    OR
    The Frog did not recognise the nightingale's talents. With reference to the poem. 'The Frog and I the Nightingale,' discuss why it is important to I have respect for other individuals and their talent.
     

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    Answer the following questions in about 150-200 words:
    How did Anne use her diary to give expression to the feelings she could not share with anybody?
    OR
    'Anne reflects on how guilty she feels because she is warm and protected when so many people, she knows, are being rounded up by the Germans'. Describe the character of Anne in the light of this remark.
    OR
    What does Anne mean when she says, "I shall be amazed to think that we should have sunk to such low level?"
    OR
    Mildred was an alert an observant child. Comment with reference to the train incident at Fern Quarry.
     

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