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TN State Board 11th English Model Question Paper 2

General Instructions:

  1. The question paper comprises of four parts.
  2. You are to attempt all the parts. An internal choice of questions is provided wherever applicable.
  3. All questions of Part I, II, III and IV are to be attempted separately.
  4. Question numbers 1 to 20 in Part I are Multiple Choice Questions of one mark each.
    These are to be answered by choosing the most suitable answer from the given four alternatives and writing the option code and the corresponding answer
  5. Question numbers 21 to 30 in Part II are two-mark questions. These are to be answered in about one or two sentences.
  6. Question numbers 31 to 40 in Part III are three-mark questions. These are to be answered in above three to five short sentences.
  7. Question numbers 41 to 47 in Part IV are five-mark questions. These are to be answered in detail Draw diagrams wherever necessary.

Time: 3:00 Hours
Maximum Marks: 90


I. Answer all the questions. [20 × 1 = 20]
Choose the correct synonym for the underlined words from the options given.

Question 1.
The face shone bright through the delicate shroud.
(a) linen
(b) veil
(c) fabric
(d) saree
(b) veil

Question 2.
The basket of apples rolled across the concourse.
(a) carriage
(b) cavalry
(c) courtyard
(d) candour
(c) courtyard

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Question 3.
The ordinary man seldom forgets things.
(a) often
(b) rarely
(c) frequently
(d) random
(b) rarely

Choose the correct antonyms for the underlined words from the options given.

Question 4.
We were so amused with the quick response from the three year old.
(a) annoyed
(b) pleased
(c) happy
(d) entertained
(a) annoyed

Question 5.
I cherished the moist imprint as the last sign of physical presence.
(a) dry
(b) clammy
(c) sultry
(d) soggy
(a) dry

Question 6.
Her lips moved in inaudible prayer.
(a) indistinct
(b) muted
(c) audible
(d) altered
(c) audible

Question 7.
Choose the unclipped form of “lunch”.
(a) lunchtime
(b) luncher
(c) lunchent
(d) luncheon
(d) luncheon

Question 8.
Choose the right definition for the given term “fratricide”.
(a) The fear of the future
(b) One who makes major changes in the education system
(c) Killing small babies
(d) The murder of your sibling
(d) The murder of your sibling

Question 9.
Choose the meaning of the idiom ‘Add insult to injury’.
(a) Hear from the authoritative source
(b) Everything about the case
(c) To worsen an unfavourable situation
(d) To see that two agree on something
(c) To worsen an unfavourable situation

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Question 10.
Choose the meaning of the foreign word in the sentence.
I saw an old lady wearing a babushka walking down the street.
(a) gown or night dress
(b) scarf or head covering
(c) rain coat
(d) baboons dress
(b) scarf or head covering

Question 11.
Choose the word from the options given to form a compound word with “ran”.
(a) down
(b) floor
(c) sack
(d) town
(c) sack

Question 12.
Form a new word by adding a suitable suffix to the root word, “nourish”.
(a) ly
(b) ile
(c) ment
(d) ness
(c) ment

Question 13.
Choose the expanded form of “CPWD”.
(a) Centralised Public Works Department
(b) Central Public Works Director
(c) Central Public Works Department
(d) Central Private Works Department
(c) Central Public Works Department

Question 14.
The correct syllabification of the word “circumstance” is………..
(a) cir-cum-stan-ces
(b) cir-cum-stance
(c) cir-cu-m-stance
(d) circ-um-stance
(b) cir-cum-stance

Question 15.
The fear of being in the dark is known as…………
(a) Nyctophobia
(b) Topophobia
(c) Chronophobia
(d) Acronymania
(a) Nyctophobia

Question 16.
Fill in the blank with the suitable preposition.
Aijun saw the train moving ……….. the lady with a cell phone on the track.
(a) for
(b) beneath
(c) towards
(d) from
(c) towards

Question 17.
Add a suitable question tag to the following statement.
I haven’t answered your questions, ……….. ?
(d) haven’t I
(b) have I
(c) will I
(d) shan’t I
(b) have I

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Question 18.
Substitute the underlined word with the appropriate polite alternative.
John is jobless at the moment so I don’t think he can afford to come on holiday with us.
(a) firing
(b) hiring
(c) after jobs
(d) between jobs
(d) between jobs

Question 19.
Substitute the phrasal verb in the sentence with a single word.
Monisha takes after her dad.
(a) follows
(b) receives
(c) resembles
(d) remembers
(c) resembles

Question 20.
Fill in the blank with a suitable relative pronoun
This is the stream ……….. was contaminated with plastics.
(a) which
(b) that
(c) what
(d) whose
(a) which


II. Answer any seven of the following: [7 × 2 = 14]
(i) Read the following sets of poetic lines and answer any four of the following. [4 × 2 = 8]

Question 21.
“Cocktail face with all their conforming smiles
Like a fixed portrait smile”
(a) What is meant by ‘conforming smiles’?
(b) Mention the figure of speech employed in the first line.
(a) The conforming smile symbolizes the artificial and stiff smile meant only for appearances or occasions.
(b) Metaphor

Question 22.
“I am just glad as glad can be
That I am not them, that they are not me.
With all my heart I do admire
Athletes who sweat for fun or hire”
(a) Who does he admire? Why?
(b) Pick out the rhyming words.
(a) The poet admires athletes who play games and sweat for fun and money.
(b) ‘be, me’ and ‘admire, hire’ are the rhyming words.

Question 23.
“He’s outwardly respectable (They say he cheats at cards)
And his footprints are not found in any file of Scotland Yard’s”
(a) Identify the poem and the poet.
(b) Whose footprints are not found in any file of Scotland Yard’s?
(a) The poem is ‘Macavity – The Mystery Cat’ written by T.S. Eliot.
(b) Macavity’s footprints are not found in any file of Scotland Yard’s.

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Question 24.
“Let’s choose executors and talk of wills.
And yet not so – for what can we bequeath
Save our deposed bodies to the ground?”
(a) What do you mean by ‘deposed bodies’?
(b) Why should they choose executors and talk about the wills?
(a) It means dead bodies.
(b) As the king’s death is nearing the king wants to talk about executors and wills.

Question 25.
“Our pride springs from the way we live.”
(a) Under normal circumstances what makes one feel proud?
(b) What is unique about the pride mentioned above?
(а) One’s material wealth, high social standing and popularity makes one feel proud.
(b) The sense of pride springs from the way the people live their lives and not from positions or possessions.

Question 26.
“And much it grieved my heart to think
What Man has made of Man.”
(а) What grieves the poet?
(b) What is the significance of the second line?
(a) Man’s greed to exploit natural resources and man’s moving away from nature gives ‘grief’ to the poet.
(b) The poet is unhappy with unnatural aspects of industrial revolution, the misery caused by wars, greedy and aggressive behaviour causing suffering in humans.

(ii) Do as directed (any three) [3 × 2 = 6]

Question 27.
Rewrite the following dialogue in reported form.
Paul : Do you know that Mrs. Kalpana was awarded the Best Teacher Trophy this year by the Rotary club?
Shanmugam : Is that so? I am glad. She is a deserving teacher.
Paul asked Shanmugam if he knew that Mrs. Kalpana was awarded the Best Teacher Trophy that year by the Rotary club. Shanmugam enquired if that was so and that he was glad about it as she was a deserving teacher.

Question 28.
Rewrite the following sentence in its passive form.
He buys a portrait.
A portrait is bought by him.

Question 29.
Priya did not start early. She was late to school. (Combine using ‘If’)
If Priya had started early she wouldn’t have been late to school.

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Question 30.
Convert the following complex sentence into a simple sentence.
This is the place where the meeting will be held.
This is the venue of the meeting.


III. Answer any seven of the following: [7 × 3 = 21]
(i) Explain any two of the following with Reference to the Context: [2 × 3 = 6]

Question 31.
There was a time indeed.
They used to shake hands with their hearts
But that’s gone, son
Reference: This line is from the poem “Once upon a time” written by Gabriel Okara.

Context: The poet speaks about the falsity concealed behind smiles and the lack of innocence of childhood.

Explanation: The poet, Okara observes a marked change in the altitude of Africans. Those who were once so genuine, warm and sincere, have now suddenly turned cold and hostile towards him. He realizes that the early values like sincerity, good-naturedness, simplicity, whole-heartedness, hospitality, friendliness, originality and uniqueness have now drastically changed. The earlier warmth has gone.

Question 32.
We are proud of the position we
Hold; humble as we are
Reference: These lines are from the poem “Everest is not the Only Peak” written by Kulothungan.

Context: The poet admits that he is proud of people’s humble positions because their pride springs not from positions or possessions but the way they live.

Explanation: The poet just doesn’t bother the height of the peak one reaches. It could even be a hillock. Their life knows no bending. What matters is how one reaches that spot. If merit and competence have paved the way for their success and positions, however humble they are, the poet admires them.

Question 33.
“For God’s sake let us sit upon the ground
And tell sad stories of the death of kings:”
Reference: These lines are from the poem “The Hollow Crown” by William Shakespeare. The poem is an excerpt from the play “Richard II”.

Context: This poem speaks of the vanity of life and how Death is the ultimate conqueror.

Explanation: King Richard started feeling distressed about his impending death. He realises his possessions will be reduced to a patch of land. His will bequeathing his wealth to his son will be treated like dust. He recalls how kings get slain in battlefield and cries on losing his belongings. The king feels he is also an ordinary mortal deceived by the jester ‘death’. He also needs to taste grief and needs the support of friends during distress.

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(ii) Answer any two of the following questions briefly: [2 x 3 = 6]

Question 34.
What was Mary Kom’s first impression about America?
America was cold and beautiful. What little she saw was very pleasing to her eyes. Americans were enormously nice too. She felt that this would be the place and event that would change her life.

Question 35.
What is the difference between a physical and mental tight corner?
Physical tight comers are those situations which threaten the life of An individual. Mental tight comers are worries for which no solution is in sight. It upsets the individuals and confounds them.

Question 36.
How does Arignar Anna highlight the duties and responsibilities of graduates to the society?
The graduates must acquire the means of a decent living. But it should be the only objective. As their education is funded by the tax from poor people, they have on obligation to pay back to the society if not in cash in terms of service. They must bring light into the dark alleys, sunshine into dingy places, solace into the affiliated hope unto the despondent and a new life into every one.

(iii) Answer any three of the following: [3 × 3 = 9]

Question 37.
Study the pie-chart and answer the questions that follow:
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  1. What percent of body weight constitutes of skin?
  2. Forty percent of the body weight constitutes of ………..
  3. Bones take up ……… percent of the body weight.


  1. Ten percent of the body weight constitutes of skin.
  2. Hormones and enzymes
  3. Twenty

Question 38.
Build a dialogue of minimum three exchanges between a two friends.
Mani : What’s wrong, Tarun? You look terrible!
Tarun : My car slid into a tree, because the roads were slippery.
Mani : Slippery roads and speed don’t mix Tarun. You should be careful.
Tarun : 1 know. But I have one more problem. I didn’t have my driver’s license with me.
Mani : Why were you driving without your license?
Tarun : Well, 1 lost my wallet some days ago, while I was travelling in the bus to work.

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Question 39.
Describe the process of Assembling a piece of furniture.

  1. Arrange the pieces of furniture to be assembled on the floor neatly.
  2. Follow the instructions given in the manual.
  3. Take inventory of all of the parts and pieces of your new furniture before you start building it.
  4. Keep aside the tools you required to fix the furniture.
  5. Reread all instructions and double check your handiwork before you proceed to the next step in the instruction manual.
  6. Screw in all the parts as seen in the manual tightly. Check for any loose contacts.
  7. Many furniture companies have videos and FAQ’s on their sites that are useful.
  8. Now the furniture is ready for use.

Question 40.
Complete the proverbs using the words given below.
(a) Appearances can be ……….. (funny, deceptive, tricky)
(b) Better ……….. than never, (late, soon, forget)
(c) Don’t ………. the hand that feeds you. (admire, thank, bite)
(a) deceptive
(b) late
(c) bite


IV. Answer the following: [7 x 5 = 35]

Question 41.
“….But, when it’s my own – well, I think hysterics are fully justified’ – How?
The author had planned to go to England with all his family members. He arrived at the Logan airport at Boston. When they were checking in, he suddenly remembered that he forgot to use his frequent flier card (British Airways). He also remembered how he had left it in a bag. He tried to open the bag. The zip was jammed. He tried to open it by force. After several attempts, it gave away spilling all the contents in a sprawling corridor in the airport. He ignored the flying documents, silver coins and even passport.

He worried about the tobacco box which was rolling away crazily disgorging its content on the way. He cried “My Tobacco” remembering how expensive it would be to buy tobacco for his pipe in England. Just then he realized that he was bleeding profusely. He had made a gash on his finger while trying to open the zip of his bag by force. He cried hysterically on seeing his own blood, “My finger” My finger”. In general, he was not comfortable flowing other’s blood. But when it came to spilling his own blood “hysterics” was really justified.


How do Universities mould students apart from imparting academic education to them?
Universities mould students by providing various opportunities to develop their soft skills and to develop values which would contribute to the process of nation building. They enable graduates to develop patience and perseverance. They help them develop faith in their own inherent ability to shoulder responsibilities. They are oriented to become citizens of democracy and repay to the society quality services which would reform the lives of the poor people.

They develop true spirit of democracy among young graduates. They enable appreciation of others point of view. The graduates are also provided opportunities to adjust with difference through amicable discussions. The universities, apart from imparting education mould the students’ character and personality too.

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Question 42.
Give reasons to prove that the future generations remember easily the Victor more than the Vanquished with relevant references from King Richard’s speech.
Unusually future generations remember victors. But there are rare instances of just rulers falling due to the conspiracy and greed of an aggressor. On such occasions, future generations remember the vanquished. A Shiva devotee king was very generous. His enemies entered his kingdom under the guise of Shiva devotees in saffron clothes and slew the king and captured his kingdom. Alexander, King Richard was a just ruler. He was loved by his subjects and loyal nobles.

He was defeated by his rebellious cousin simply because he wanted to be a king. When Richard was thinking about the welfare of his subjects, Bolingbroke was secretly raising an army to dethrone him. People who are mad after power resort to unjust means. So, British subjects respected and loved the vanquished but were helpless. Defeated Porus had fought so valiantly and wanted to be treated with respect befitting a king. Alexander himself respected him and returned his kingdom and sealed a life time friendship with him. From King Richard’s speech one understands that he was good at heart but in the strategy of war, he was not good.

Like a crooked end of a straight walking stick, a ruler has to have some secret deals with neighbouring countries to be protected during crisis. Bolingbroke turned out to be a more assertive and Shrewd king. But people would remember a just and noble person more even if defeated.


When humanity fails to live in harmony with Nature, its effects are felt around the world. Justify.
Man, the worst predator, kills for no reason. Man has to protect forests and live in harmony with nature. Instead man is callous. He kills elephants for their tusks, Rhinoceros for their horn, and polar bears for their fur. Huge trees, in Rainforests, which have been protecting lives of many species and insects, are being felled for timber and industrialization. Due to the increase in the denudation of forests, global warming has increased. Water levels in the ocean is increasing.

Heat waves are threatening the lives of people. Polar ice is melting. Scientists fear that if this persists, there will be hostility caused by water-sharing. Like Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, there will be political unrest and community conflicts demanding share in drinking water and water for irrigation purposes. In South Africa, zero water day is fast approaching. The scarcity of portable water is going to be a huge humanitarian crisis. As we have failed to protect the national resources, carbon foot print is expanding to alarming levels.

Delhi experiences difficulty as planes struggle to land or take off dufe to thick smog in and around Delhi. As toxic waste is released by Sterlyte and other industries people in Thoothukudi are becoming victims of cancer and other lung related disorders. Atomic power plants also retain potential hazards like radio-activity. Thus humanity’s failure to live in harmony with nature is threatening to wipe out human race.

Question 43.
Write a paragraph (150 words) by developing the following hints.
Miss Meadows – upset – remains gloomy – in class – taxes the students – sing sad – the girls sense her change – Basil – She thinks of the letter – called by headmistress – telegram – happy and returns to the class with vigour and good cheer.
The Singing Lesson, written by Katherine Mansfield, is all about a surprising d&y of a music teacher’s life. Miss Meadows, a music teacher, receives a letter from her fiance which states quite plainly that Basil, her fiance, isn’t ready to marry her and feels that the marriage would fill him with disgust. Naturally she’s filled with despair, anger and sadness. Her usual calm and cheery demeanor turns gloomy and angry that day and this change doesn’t go unnoticed by her students.

During the lesson she’s rather harsh with her students. She tells them that today they would be practising a lament. Then she tells them that they must feel the despair, the pain and the sorrow in order to perform the piece perfectly. During the lesson she’s informed by another colleague that Basil, her fiance, has sent a telegram for her. Her first thought is that Basil has committed suicide! Yes, you read that right. It’s because the school has a rule; telegram can be sent to the workers during working hours only in case of death or emergency situation. But in the telegram Basil had asked her to ignore the first letter and that he had bought the hat-stand which they had been thinking of lately. In short, the marriage is happening.

The content of the telegram definitely lights up her mood. She returns and continues her class, now practicing a cheerful song, singing with expressions, more loudly and cheerfully than any of her students.

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Jack and Jill – call their house – a little nest – like birds make their nests – all collected free of cost – Jack and Jill – made their nest – right from villa – bought in instalment – take years to own.
The Never Never Nest is a comic one-act play about a young couple who make full use of the buy-now-pay-later system. Jack and Jill were a young married couple who had a small baby. One day Aunt Jane visited them and was surprised to find that even though Jack’s salary was not high, they lived in a beautiful house with all comforts. She began to wonder whether, as a wedding gift she had given them 2000 pounds instead of 20 pounds. Otherwise how did Jack and Jill buy all these things? Then Jane understood that though they had everything, nothing really belonged to them. They bought everything on instalments.

Only a steering wheel of the car, a wheel and two cylinders had been paid for. The total amount to be paid towards instalments was more than their earnings. Aunt Jane was shocked at the way Jack and Jill ran their family. Before she left, she gave ten pounds to Jill and told them to make at least one article completely theirs, using that money. While Jack went with aunt Jane to the bus stop, Jill sent the money to Dr. Martin. Jack came back and said that he wanted to pay .two months instalments on the car using the aunt’s gift. But Jill said that by paying this money to Dr. Martin, their baby would become completely theirs.

Question 44.
Write a summary or Make notes of the following passage.
The interior maintenance of a house reflect the personality of the people who live in it. Attractive home furnishings set the stage for pleasant living. A home should have unity within each room and throughout the house. Each room should, harmonize with each other. The colour and styling of each room, particularly, should fit into the colour and styling of the rooms which run out of it. However, furnishings and surroundings expressive of just the right note of restfulness, or elegant simplicity are not often assembled by accident.

Most of the home decorators plan extensively by trying colour schemes, finding ingenious ways to make the best of what you have. They shop around to search out the right purchases at prices you can afford to pay. There is a keen pleasure in striving for the perfect result, and great satisfaction in achieving it.

A successful house and successful rooms will depend upon the proper relationship of each element used in it to the others and to the whole. Therefore, in selecting each piece it is well to consider the background, the usage, the ‘draperies, the floor covering, the upholstering materials, the woods, shapes, colour scheme, and the “feeling” you prefer for the room.

Work and plan to enjoy your house. Limit the expenditures of time, effort and money to the extent of your abilities. Elegance and delicate things may be a drain you can afford only in a limited way. If you can’t afford outside help, select a house and furnishings that require less care. Plan your activities so that tumult and upset are limited to a few rooms-an activity room or a bedroom, or a comer of the dining room.

You’ll get more pleasure out of a house if you have a hobby connected with it – collecting antiques or glass, gardening or indoor flower growing ceramics, art, cooking, decorating, flower arrangements, etc. And you’ll get more satisfaction and a great deal of help from studying household activities.

You can select a pleasing combination of colours from a wallpaper, a fabric, a flower or scene, or even a picture in a magazine. It is a good idea to make up a colour scheme. Let one colour predominate. Limit a colour scheme to two or three colours, with white or gray tones.
No. of words given in the original passage: 369
No. of words to be written in the summary: 369/3 = 123 ±5
Rough Draft
The maintenance of the house reflects the personality of the people who live in that. So the distinctive decoration is as important as one attire in good clothes. A unity in the home can only be seen if the rooms in the house have a degree of harmony, colour and styling. Furniture is a working strategy for the pleasant living. If there is an expression of oneself then one will have a mental satisfaction every time one enter one’s home.

To attain such satisfaction one need to pore over plants, try colour schemes, window shopping to search the best thing for one’s home. Most of the home decorators plan extensively By trying colour schemes, finding ingenious ways to make the best of what you have. They shop around to search out the right purchases at prices you can afford to pay. There is a keen pleasure in striving for the perfect result, and great satisfaction in achieving it.

Fair Draft
Interior design of One’s Home
The interior furnishings of’ a house reflect the personality of the people who live in it. It is as important as one dresses in good clothes. A unity in the home can only be seen if the rooms in the house have a degree of harmony, colour and styling. Furniture also enhances one’s perception on pleasant living. One will have a mental satisfaction every time one enter one’s home.

To attain such satisfaction one need to plan extensively, try colour schemes, window shopping to search the best thing for one’s home within their budget. Home decorators helps one decide on these matters. One can get more pleasure out of a house if they have a hobby connected with it like collecting antiques, gardening, art, cooking, decorating, flower arrangements, etc.

No. of words in the summary: 129

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Title: Interior design of One’s Home
Home reflects:

  • personality of house-owner
  • unity & harmony bet. rooms
  • colour & styling sh’d be uniform

Elements of decoration:

  • selection of colour schemes
  • draperies, rugs, upholstery, woods

Plan to enjoy the House:

  • limit time, effort & money
  • select furnish’gs which require little care
  • hobby connected with house-great pleasure.

Choice of Colours:

  • one colour sh’d predominate
  • calm colours for restfulness; intense for liveliness
  • colours sh’d harmonise with furniture, draperies, carpets

Abbreviations used: bet. – between; sh’d – should; fumish’gs – furnishings;

Question 45.
Read the following advertisement and prepare a resume/bio-data/CV considering yourself fulfilling the conditions specified.
[Write XXXX for your name and YYYY for your address]
Computer Operator – Diploma holder with computer knowledge, fluency in English and good communication skills, Minimum 3 Years Experience.
Apply with your bio-data to : Post Box No : 545
C/o. The Hindu
Trichy- 620001.



Post box No. 545
C/o The Hindu
Trichy – 620001

Sub: Applying for the post of Computer Operator – Reg.
I hereby apply for the post of Computer Operator vacant in your esteemed concern. I have the necessary qualification. My particulars are furnished below for your kind consideration. Bio-data

Name: XXXX
Father’s Name : Mr. R. Karthick
Address: YYYY
Qualification : B.Sc. Computer Science, 1st class, Madurai Kamaraj University
Technical Qualification : Tally, C++, PGDCA
Experience : Seven years of service in Aircel
Age: 28
Languages known : Tamil, English
Joining date : Can join immediately
Reference : My previous employer
Mr. Raj (9876543210)
I look forward to receiving your call letter. I shall offer my services to the best of my superiors’ satisfaction sir.

Yours sincerely
Address on the Envelope
Post box No. 545
C/o. The Hindu

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Write an essay in about 150 words on ‘Cyber safety’.
Cyber safety
Every child needs to be taught the basics of cyber safety. All of us are aware of the fact that ‘Blue Whale’ game cost lives of many young ones across the globe. Children who are befriended through social websites reveal personal information unwittingly and are exploited by persons who have access to their personal details. Children must be advised to refrain from sharing things with total strangers. Even adults are exploited through social websites and their budding lives are at stake. So, students must not evince keen interest in making friends with strangers online. If children do not do anything that is shameful to admit to parents, cyber crimes will be reduced to minimum.

Question 46.
Read the following sentences, spot the errors and rewrite the sentences correctly.
(a) There is nothing much selfish you can do than come to work sick.
(b) Elimination for child labour is undoubtedly one of the biggest challenge of our country.
(c) Today democracy is often assume to be a liberal form of governance.
(d) In the traditional sense prayer means communicating on God Almighty.
(e) Some of them have been converted into museums but libraries.
(a) There is nothing more selfish you can do than come to work sick.
(b) Elimination of child labour is undoubtedly one of the biggest challenge of our country.
(c) Today democracy is often assumed to be a liberal form of governance.
(d) In the traditional sense prayer means communicating with God Almighty.
(e) Some of them have been converted into museums and libraries.


Fill in the blanks appropriately.
(a) The Police tried ……….. to information from the boot leggar who used to sell ………. liqour. (illicit/ elicit)
(b) All citizens ………. obey the laws of the land. (Fill in with a modal verb)
(c) We ……….. go grocery shopping, (use semi-modal)
(d) ………. he is rich, he lives in a small house. (Use a suitable link word)
(a) elicit, illicit
(b) must
(c) need to
(d) Although

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Question 47.
Identify each of the following sentences with the fields given below.
(a) The board has decided to give the shareholders a dividend of 25 percent.
(b) A salaried employee in the highest slab pays income tax at 33.66 percent.
(c) For programming, people use the binary system.
(d) Every plant organ has a definite form and structure and performs certain specific functions.
(e) “My goal is winning a Grand Slam”, says Sania Mirza.
(Botany, Sports, Taxation, Business, Computer)
(a) Business
(b) Taxation
(c) Computer
(d) Botany
(e) Sports


Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Once upon a time a frog croaked in Bingle Bog all the night beginning from dusk to dawn. All the creatures hated his loud and unpleasant voice but still they did not have any other option. The voice came out from the sumac tree where every night the frog sang till morning.

He was so determined and also shameless that neither stones, prayers or sticks nor the insults or complaints could divert him from singing. One night, a nightingale started casting her melody in the moonlight to which both the frog and the other creatures were left dumbstruck. The whole bog remained, rapt and admired her voice and applauded her when she ended. The frog was obviously jealous of his rival and had finally decided to eliminate her.

So, the next night when the nightingale was again preparing to sing, the frog’s croak disturbed her. On being asked about himself by the nightingale he answered that he owned the sumac tree and he had been known for his splendid voice. Also he said that he had written a number of songs for the Bog Trumpet. The nightingale asked him whether he liked her song or not.

The frog said that the song wasn’t bad but too long and it lacked some force. The nightingale was greatly impressed that such a critic had discussed her song. She said that she was happy that the song was her own creation. To this the frog said that she needed a proper training to obtain a strong voice otherwise she would remain a beginner only. He also said that he would train her but would charge some fee.

Now, the nightingale was flushed with confidence and was a huge sensation, attracting animals from miles away and the frog with a great accuracy charged all of them admission fee. The frog began her vocal training despite of the bad and rainy weather where even the nightingale had first refused to sing. But the frog forced her to sing for six hours continuously till she was shivering and her voice had become rough and unclear. But, somehow her neck got clear the next day and she was able to sing again collecting a breathless crowd including rich ladies kings queens etc. To all this, the frog had both sweet and bitter feelings. Sweet because he was earning lots of money and bitter because of jealously as his rival was earning name and fame.

Every day, the frog scolded her to practice even longer finding out her little mistakes like nervousness not laying more trills and frills etc. He reminded her that she still owed him sixty shillings and that’s why the crowd should increase. But the condition of nightingale was getting worse. Her tired and uninspired song could no longer attract the crowd. She could not resist this as she had become used to applause and thus had become miserable too.

The heartless frog scolded her even then calling her a brainless bird. She trembled, puffed up, burst a vein and died. The frog said that he had tried to teach her but she was foolish, nervous and tensed and moreover much prone to influence. Then, once again the frog’s fog horn started blearing unrivalled in the bog.

The moral of the poem is that being inspired and influenced by someone much unknown and strange is indeed a foolish work. The nightingale could have very well, judged that how could the frog with such a harsh voice be music maestro and she had to suffer for her misjudgement. Many people in the human society also try to take advantage of the innocence or ignorance of the people.

  1. How do you know that the frog was of a determined nature?
  2. A bog is a
  3. What did the nightingale become?
  4. Pick out one word from the passage which means ‘genius’.
  5. What is the moral of the story?


  1. He was so determined and also shameless that neither stones, prayers or sticks nor the insults or complaints could divert him from singing.
  2. quagmire.
  3. The nightingale became a huge sensation.
  4. Maestro’ is the word which means genius.
  5. The moral of the story is that being inspired and influenced by someone much unknown and strange is indeed a foolish work.

Tamil Nadu 11th English Model Question Paper 2