B.A. English Compulsory Paper Sample Paper 1 (English)

Compulsory Paper – I

Max Marks: 30

Note: The Question paper is divided into three sections A, B, and C. Write Answer as per the given instruction.

Section-A (Very Short Answer Type Questions)

Note: Answer all questions. As per the nature of the question you delimit your answer in one word, one sentence or maximum up to 30 words. Each question carries 1 mark.                                                                 6×1=06 

  1. Identify the basic sentence pattern of the following sentences.
    1. She sings well.
    2. They named the child Raju.
  2. Use correct prepositions:
    1. Who are you talking ______?
    2. I have no house to live _______.
  3. Make one sentence each using the following modals:
    1. Need not
    2. Ought to
  4. Choose the correct options:
    1. Every clerk and assistant was/were in the meeting.
    2. The military has/have a very strict discipline.
  5. Make sentences to show the difference between the meanings of these similar words.
    1. Accept
    2. except
  6. Use simple past or present perfect tense:  When I ___to France, I ____some renowned artists. (Go, Meet)

Section-B (Short Answer Questions)

Note: Answer any 4 questions. Each answer should not exceed 100 words. Each question carries 3 marks. 4×3=12

  1. Explain the use of simple present and present continuous tenses.
  2. Draw, label and mention the positions of various speech organs.
  3. Explain free and bound morphemes.
  4. Describe some of the features of modals.
  5. Explain with examples:
    1. Transitive verb
    2. Intransitive verb
    3. Verbs of incomplete predication


Section-C (Long Answer Questions)

Note: Answer any two questions. You have to delimit your each answer maximum up to 400 words. Each question carries 06 marks. 

  1. Discuss methods to express future in English.
  2. Write a précis of the following passage giving suitable title.

Gandhi believed in primal innocence of the tribal and associated them with their oneness with nature. Ambedkar was of the view that the village scenario envisaged by Gandhi only promoted backwardness and ignorance. He believed that all backward societies should aspire to be industrialized societies. Industrialization and consequent urbanization, he said, are the antidotes to untouchability in India. It’s only, because untouchability was far less rampant in urban India, then, when rural India owing to progressive social structures promoted by urbanization.

Against this backdrop it is pertinent to ask why, whenever there is talk about the price which nevertheless must be paid for development, this price must always be paid by the disadvantaged and the benefits enjoyed by an influential few. In fact notions like progress, development, backwardness are very slippery and the words cannot connote the same thing for everybody. With this is aligned the vexed question of “what constitutes human progress?” what are the costs? Is there space for compromise? As more and more land around us gets denuded of its green cover to meet the demands of a billion Indians, where do we draw the line?

  1. Enumerate and discuss the tips for writing good and effective summary.
  2. Write a letter to your sister advising her to read newspapers.

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