Federal Board SSC-II Examination English Model Question Paper 2015

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(Marks: 34)
Q. 2 Answer any FIVE of the following questions in about 30 to 40 words
each. Each part carries 3 marks. (5×3=15)
i. What teaching methodology did the Holy Prophet (SAW) use to
teach the Muslims?
ii. How do you think different social festivals that we celebrate
enrich our lives?
iii. The Charter of Madina is a social and legal document of great
importance. Discuss briefly.
iv. What steps should a government take to overcome the menace
of drugs?
v. “It is better to be late than never.” Elaborate with reference to
the lesson “Traffic Education”.
vi. How can we avoid “pomp and show” in our wedding
vii. How did the Quaid use to spell bound his audience with his
Q.3 A. Paraphrase any ONE of the following stanzas: (3)
i. Not gold but only men can make
A people great and strong
Men who, for truth and honour’s sake,
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ii. This man is free from servile bonds
Of hope to rise or fear to fall:
Lord of himself, though not of lands,
And having nothing, yet hath all.
B. Read the following stanza carefully and answer the questions
given at the end: (6)
Awake! Arise! The athlete’s arm
Loses its strength by too much rest;
The fallow land, the untilled farm,
Produces only weeds at best.
i. Why does the poet emphasize on getting up early?
ii. What is the concept that the poet has tried to
communicate in the last two lines of the stanza?
iii. Explain the meaning of “fallow” and “untilled”.
Q.4 Read the following passage and answer the questions given at the
end: (10)
Like fine food, good writing is something we approach with relish and
enjoy from the first taste to the last. And good writers like good chefs,
don’t suddenly appear full-blown. “That writer does the most, who
gives the reader the most information, and takes from him the least
time”, says Charles C. Carlton. The purpose of writing is to
communicate a thought, an idea, a sentiment or a fact. The more
concrete and concise these elements in a writing, the more precise and
the more rewarding they are to the reader. The manner in which you
communicate information is enormously important. It is rightly said,
“The manner of our speaking is full as important as the matter”. It
must come to us in palatable form to command our attention, and to
hold it. “Brevity is the soul of wit.” Nevertheless, this maxim warrants
remembering that we demand the least time from our readers. But
brevity too, requires a skillful hand.
i. How is a good writer comparable to a good chef? (1)
ii. What should be the best quality of writing? (2)
iii. Write the meanings of the underlined words. (2)
iv. Summarize the passage in your own words and suggest a
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(Marks: 26)
Q.5 a. Change the narration of any FOUR of the following
sentences: (4)
i. He said, “May God help me do my duty.”
ii. He said, “If I were you, I would never accept this
iii. She said, “Will you stop interfering in my work?”
iv. The man says, “The poor are the most seriously affected
by the price hike.”
v. She said to them, “Let us not deceive ourselves.”
b. Use any FOUR of the following phrasal verbs in sentences: (4)
i. act for ii. take after
iii. look up iv. hang out
v. bear out
Q.6 Write a letter to the editor of a children magazine on the importance
of studying regularly. (8)
Write an application to the principal of your school, requesting him to
arrange an excursion trip for your class. (8)
Note: Examiner may select two letters, two applications or choice may be
given between the above.
Q. 7 Write an essay on any ONE of the following topics: (150-200 words)
i. My Childhood Wishes
ii. How has Mobile Phones Changed our Lifestyle?
Note: Descriptive, narrative and expository types of essays are included.