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Higher Secondary English Suggestion, 2022 (New Syllabus) - WBCHSE

 Higher Secondary English Suggestion, 2022

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Higher Secondary English Suggestion, 2022 (New Syllabus) - WBCHSE
Higher Secondary English Suggestion, 2022

    The Eyes Have It

    1. “But her next question removed my doubts” – who said this and about whom? What were the doubts of the speaker? What was the next question? How were his doubts removed?

    2. “Yes this is the best time” – Who said this? What was the best time according to the speaker? Why does the speaker say so?

    3. “Few girls can resist flattery” – Who made this flattery? Why did the speaker say so? How did the person spoken to accept the flattery?

    4. “Then I made a mistake” – What ‘mistake did the speaker make? What removed the speaker's doubts? What did the speaker do then?

    5. “The man who had entered the compartment broke into my reverie” – What was the reverie? How was the reverie? How was the reverie broken?

    6. “She had beautiful eyes, but they were of no use to her" – Who is the speaker? Whose eyes are referred to here? Why were the eyes useless to her? Bring out the irony in this line.

    Strong Roots

    1. “Our locality was predominantly Muslim” – Who said this? How does the speaker describe the locality? What picture of communal harmony do you find in this description?

    2. “This is not a correct approach at all” – Who said this? What is the correct ‘approach’ referred to here? Why is the ‘approach’ not correct?

    3. How does Kalam describe his childhood in his composition, ‘Strong Roots'?

    4. What does Kalam say about his father’s routine-bound life? What does he want to suggest here?

    5. “Adversity always presents the opportunities for introspection”- Who said this and to whom? Elucidate the statement.

    The Three Questions

    1. Why did the Tsar decide to meet the hermit and how did he visit him? What was the hermit doing when the Tsar met him?

    2. How did the bearded man become the Tsar’s friend?

    3. “Forgive me!” said the bearded man in a weak voice.” –Why did the bearded man become an enemy of the Tsar? What did the man swear and resolve to do? Why did the man ask forgiveness?

    4. “You have already been answered” – Who said this and to whom? How has the person referred to been answered?

    Asleep in the Valley

    1. “A soldier very young lies open-mouthed” – Where does the line occur? Who is the soldier? Why does he lie open-mouthed? How does nature nourish him in his sleep? Bring out the irony in the line.

    2. Consider “Asleep in the Valley” as an anti-war poem.

    Or,

    What is Arthur Rimbaud’s attitude towards war as revealed in “Asleep in the Valley”?

    3. “They fill the hollow full of light” – Who are ‘they’? What does ‘the hollow’ suggest? Describe the hollow.

    4. “In his side there are two red holes” –Who is referred to as ‘his’? Why are there two red holes in his side? How is the ‘pity of war’ reflected through this striking revelation at the end of the poem?

    5. “His smile is like that of an infant’s” –Whose smile is referred to here? Why is his compared to that of an infant? Bring out the irony in the line.

    Shall I Compare thee to a Summer’s day

    1. “Every fair from fair sometimes declines.” – What is the difference between the last first ‘fair’ and the second ‘fair’? What makes ‘every fair from fair sometimes” decline? What instances of such decline are given by the poet?

    2. “And this gives life to thee” – What does ‘this’ refer to? Who is referred to here by ‘thee’? How does ‘this’ give him life?

    3. “But thy eternal summer shall not fade.” –Whose ‘eternal summer’ is referred to here? What do you mean by ‘eternal summer’?

    4. “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day”? – Whom does the poet address to? Why does the poet propose to compare him to a summer’s day? How is the question answered by the poet?

    The Poetry of Earth

    1. What do you mean by ‘the poetry of earth’? How does Keats justify that the poetry of earth is never dead. Or, how does the poet show that the poetry of earth never ceases.

    2. The poetry of Earth – Title, Substance and Central Idea of the poem.

    3. “He takes the lead” –Who takes the lead and when? How does he take the lead?

    4. “He rests at ease….” Where does the line occur? Who is referred to as ‘he’? Where does he rest and when? How does he take part in the poetry of earth?

    The Proposal

    1. “I’ve come to ask the hand of your daughter ….in marriage” –Who said this and to whom? Who was the daughter? What was the immediate reaction of the father on hearing ‘the proposal’?

    2. “You are not a neighbour, you’re a grabber.” – Who said this and to whom? Why did the speaker say this?

    3. Justify ‘The Proposal’ as a satire.

    4. Character of Lomov, Natalya and Chubukov.

    5. “She is like a love-sick cat.” –Who is the speaker? Whom does ‘she’ refer to? In what context does the speaker say so? How far, do you think, is the statement correct?

    6. What picture of social life is presented in the play, ‘The Proposal’?

    Writing Skill (Class – XII, WBCHSE)

    Write a report on

    1. Blood Donation Camp

    2. Dengue Prevention Camp

    3. Corona Awareness Camp

    4. Free Health Check-up Camp

    5. The Celebration of Independence Day in Your School

    6. Teacher’s Day Celebration in Your School

    7. Educational Tour to Shantiniketan

    8. Farewell Ceremony of a teacher for his/ her retirement

    9. Traffic Awareness programme in your school

    10. Gandhi’s Birthday Ceremony in your school

    Editorial Letter

    Write a letter to the editor of a renowned daily newspaper on/ about

    1. The spread of novel corona virus as a pandemic form in your state

    2. The senseless use of microphone during the festivals

    3. The price rise of petroleum products (Petrol/ Diesel etc.)

    4. The nuisance of bursting crackers during Kali Puja

    5. The poor condition of roads and street-lights in your locality

    6. Scarcity of safe drinking water

    Headmaster/ Headmistress

    Write a letter to the Head of the Institutions concerning

    1. The start of online classes during COVID-19 pandemic

    2. The construction of a cycle-shed

    Complaint Letter

    1. Write a letter to the Officer in Charge (O.C) of the local police station reporting the loss of H.S admit card.

    2. Write a letter to the Pradhan of your Gram Panchayat requesting him/her to sink an arsenic free tube well in your locality.

    Banking Letter

    1. Write a letter to the manager of a local nationalized bank to offeryou an educational loan for your higher education

    2. Write a letter to the manager of a bank to open a saving account for getting the amount offered by the Govt. for buying tablet to join the online classes.

    Business Letter

    1. You have recently bought a mobile phone from a reputable digital marketing platform (like, Flipkart, Amazon etc.). But the model sent to you is not the one you had ordered. Write a letter to the CEO of that responsible marketing platform for replacing it.

    2. Write a letter to a publisher placing an order for some books for your club library.

    3. Write a letter to a reputable store to send a catalogue of available products and their prices.

    Textual Grammar (Class – XII, WBCHSE)

    H.S Textual Grammar (Set – 01)

    (a) Do as directed

    1. I faced it, making pretence or studying the landscape. (Verb form of ‘Pretence’)

    Answer: I faced it, pretending or studying the landscape.

    2. This gives life to thee. (Change the voice)

    Answer: Life is given to thee by this

    3. Thou art more lovely and temperate than summer. (Use positive degree)

    Answer: Summer is not so lovely and temperate as thou art (you are)

    4. The Tsar said, “Let me take the spade and work awhile for you.” (Change the Narration)

    Answer: The Tsar requested that he might take the spade and work awhile for him.

    5. He put his hands on my shoulders and looked straight into my eyes. (Simple sentence)

    Answer: Putting his hands on my shoulders he looked straight into my eyes.

    (b) Article and Preposition:

    ________train gathered speed; the wheels took ________ their song. _________ Carriage groaned and shook. I found the window and sat _________ front of it, staring the daylight that was darkness _______ me.

    Answer: The, up, the, in, to

    (c) Error Correction

    We lived in our ANCESTOR house. (ancient/ancestral/ancentured)

    Answer: ancestral

    H.S Textual Grammar (Set – 02)

    (a) Do as directed

    1. The answers were different. (Turn into Negative)

    Answer: The answers were not similar.

    2. “We’ll soon be at your station.” I said to the girl. (Change of narration)

    Answer: I told the girl that we would soon be at her station.

    3. The hermit was digging the ground. (Voice Change)

    Answer: The ground was being dug by the hermit.

    4. I’ll never get married. (Change into affirmative)

    Answer: I’ll always be unmarried.

    5. October is the best time. (Positive Degree)

    Answer: No other time is as good as October

    (b) Article and Preposition:

     ______ Shiva temple, which makes Rameswaram so famous _______ pilgrims, was about _____ ten minute walk _____ our house

    Answer: The, to, a, from

    (c) Error Correction

    Few girls can resist FLATTERING. (flatten/flattery/Flatterer)

    Answer: flattery

    H.S Textual Grammar (Set – 03)

    (a) Do as directed

    1. We lived in our ancestral house. (Noun form of ‘ancestral’)

    Answer: We lived a house made by our ancestors.

    2. They are mine. Everybody knows it. (join into Complex sentence)

    Answer: Everybody knows that they are mine.

    3. I remember my father starting his day at 4 a.m. by reading the namaz before dawn. (Split it into Simple sentences)

    Answer: My father started his day at 4a.m by reading the namaz before dawn. I remember it.

    4. I’m the most unhappy of men. (Change into Positive Degree)

    Answer: No other man is as unhappy as I.

    5. He rests at ease beneath some pleasant weed. (Turn into complex sentence)

    Answer: He rests at ease beneath some weed that is pleasant.

    (b) Article and Preposition:

    Having taken leave _____the wounded man, _____ the Tsar went out _______ the porch and looked ________for the hermit. Before going away he wished once more to beg _______ answer to ________ questions he had put

    (c) Error Correction

     I answered quite CONFIDENT. (confidence/confidently/confide)

    Answer: confidently

    H.S Textual Grammar (Set – 04)

    (a) Do as directed

    1. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (Turn into a negative sentence)

    Answer: I wonder whether I shall compare thee to a summer’s day or not.

    2. The sun’s rays fill the hollow full of light. (Change the voice)

    Answer: The hollow is filled with full of light by the sun’s rays.

    3. You have already been ANSWERED. (Use the noun form)

    Answer: You have already been given answer.

    4. I have endeavoured to understand the rudimental truths revealed to me by my father. (Split into two sentences)

    Answer: The rudimental truths were revealed to me by my father. I have endeavoured to understand it.

    5. The most important thing in the world was science. (Positive degree)

    Answer: No other thing in the world was as important as science.

    6. I do not recall the exact number. (Voice change)

    Answer: The exact number is not recalled by me.

    (b) Article and Preposition:

    The Tsar turned round and saw ______ bearded man come running ______     ________ the wood. The man held his hand pressed _______ his stomach and blood was flowing ________     ________ them.

    Answer:

    (c) Error Correction

    His answer filled me with a strange energy and ENTHUSIASTIC. (enthu/enthusiasm/ enthusiastically)

    Answer: enthusiasm

    H.S Textual Grammar (Set – 05)

    (a) Do as directed

    1. The hermit lived in a wood. He never quitted it. (Turn into a Complex Sentence)

    Answer: The hermit lived in a wood which he never quitted.

    2. As soon as she left the train she would forget the brief encounter. (Negative sentence)

    Answer: No sooner had she left the train than she would forget the brief encounter.

    3. When you pray you become a part of the cosmos. (Split)

    Answer: You pray. Then you become a part of the cosmos.

    4. Here comes someone running”, said the hermit, “let us see who it is.” (Narration Change)

    Answer: The hermit said that there someone came running and suggested that they should see who it was.

    5. I turned from the window. I faced the girl. (Join into Simple Sentence)

    Answer: Turning from the window I faced the girl.

    (b) Article and Preposition:

    _______train drew slowly _____ the station. Outside, there was ________ shouting _____ Porters and _______ high pitched female voice _______ the carriage door.

    Answer: The, into, the, of, a, near

    (c) Error Correction

    The thought of laughter only made me feel TROUBLE and lonely. (troublesome/troubled/troubling)

    Answer: troubled

    H.S Textual Grammar (Set – 06)

    1. Her voice had the sparkle of a mountain stream/ (Begin the sentence –“She had ……”)

    Answer: She had a voice of the sparkle of a mountain stream.

    2. My parents were widely regarded as an ideal couple. (Change the Voice)

    Answer: people widely regarded my parents as an ideal couple.

    3. “Why don’t you look out of the window?”, she asked. (Indirect Speech)

    Answer: She asked why he didn’t look out of the window.

    4. His smile is like an infant’s (Turn into a negative sentence)

    Answer: His smile is nothing but an infant’s.

    5. But they all answered his questions differently. (Adjective form of the word ‘differently’)

    Answer: But they all answered his questions in different ways.

    (b) Article and Preposition:

    There was some confusion _______ the doorway. A man, getting _______ compartment, stammered _______ apology. Then ________ door banged, and the world was shut _______ out again. I returned _____ my berth.

    Answer: in, into, an, the, out, to

    (c) Error Correction

    She was standing very close to me, so close that the perfume from her hair was TANTALISED. (tantalise/ tantalising/ tantalisable)

    Answer: tantalising

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