Section III: ENGLISH (LANGUAGE-I)
Directions: Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow (Q. Nos. 91 to 99) by selecting the most appropriate option:
Renowned educationalist Sir Tim Brig house observed that an outstanding school has four factors that are visible. “Teachers talk about teaching. teachers observe each other’s practice, teachers plan, organize and evaluate their work together rather than separately, and that teachers teach each other.”
He continues: “One of the reasons I like that is that you can immediately see ways in which you could make it more likely that teachers talk about teaching.
Sir Tim then encouraged schools to focus on activities that were a low effort but high impact, describing them as “butterflies”. Some examples he gave included rotating staff meetings around different classrooms with the host, at the start, describing the room layout and displays, or discussing other teaching techniques and approaches. With modern technology, teachers could observe their own lessons and then when viewing them back, decide whether they want to share them with a mentor.
The role of mentoring was vital and suggested that more schools could send teachers out in small groups to learn from colleagues in other schools.
He said: “If this were widespread practice, if people were to attend to their butterflies, the outcome in terms of teacher morale and teacher satisfaction would be positive. We all agree that professional development is the vital ingredient”
Q91. In the mode suggested by Sir Tim, teachers may self-evaluate and self-reflect
(a) using technology
(b) without technology
(c) through a students’ survey
(d) interviewing each other
Q92. Teachers talk about teaching’ means that they
(a) make some suggestions
(b) discuss their own practices
(c) criticize one another
(d) freely change opinions
Q93. ‘Low effort but high impact’ in this context implies that schools
(a) pay teachers a lower salary
(b) extract more work for the same pay
(c) decrease the work load and salary
(d) create opportunities within the system for development
Q94. In this extract, it is observed that technology supports teachers to
(a) improve students
(b) conduct meetings for teachers
(c) follow-up/remediation activities for students.
(d) self-diagnose their practices
Q95. Here, ‘visible‘ means
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Q96. ‘Rotating staff meetings in the classrooms’ permits teachers to
(a) be informal with each other
(b) miss some of them
(c) share their own practices with others
(d) keep busy all the time
Q97. A synonym for the word, ‘counseling‘, from the passage is
Q98. The talk by Sir Tim is about the
(a) teachers who dress like butterflies.
(b) visiting schools to socialize.
(c) knowledge teachers gain for job growth.
(d) schools who control their teachers.
Q99. “Butterflies” here refer to
(a) the dress code
(b) a practice of staff interaction
(c) changing schools
(d) going to classes in rotation
Directions: Read the given poem and answer the questions that follow (Q. Nos. 100 to 105) by selecting the most appropriate option:
As I Watch You Grow
Do you know how much you mean to me?
As you grow into what you will be.
You came from within, from just beneath my heart
It’s there you’ll always be though your own life will now start.
You’re growing so fast it sends me a whirl,
With misty eyes I ask, Where’s my little girl?
I know sometimes to you I seem harsh and so unfair,
But one day you will see, I taught you well because I care.
The next few years will so quickly fly,
With laughter and joy, mixed with a few tears to cry
As you begin your growth to womanhood, this fact you must know,
You’ll always be my source of pride, no matter where you go.
You must stand up tall and proud, within you feel no fear,
For all your dreams and goals, sit before you very near.
With God’s love in your heart and the world by its tail,
You’ll always be my winner, and victory will prevail.
For you, this poem was written, with help from above,
To tell you in a rhythm of your Mother’s heartfelt love!
Q100. Do you know how much you mean to me? is a ………. question.
Q101. An antonym for the word “harsh‘ is
Q102. In the expression “It sends me a whirl’, ‘it’ refers to
(a) travelling far
(b) growing up
(c) new experiences
(d) the real world
Q103. To ‘stand up tall‘ is
(a) growing up healthy
(b) be tall like the boys
(c) being fearless
(d) getting ambitious
Q104. The phrase the world by its tail’ means to
(a) be a good follower
(b) overcome challenges
(c) face one’s enemies
(d) to avoid challenges
Q105. The poem addresses a
Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option :
Q106. A person sitting behind you in a cinema starts talking on the mobile phone and you want to tell him/her to stop.
Choose how you will make the request.
(a) Stop talking so loudly !”
(b) “Please don’t use the mobile phone inside the theatre.”
(c) Can’t you not use the mobile phone please ?”
(d) “Could you possibly stop using the mobile phone here
Q107. Exemplar for homonym would be
Q108. Which is a lexical word?
Q109. While learning about the passive voice form, students learn about
(a) use of “by’
(b) position of verbs
(c) position of nouns
(d) use of verb form
Q110. Students can leave the school premises at 12.30 pm.
Students ought to leave the school premises at 12.30 pm.
The two given statements can be differentiated by drawing students’ attention to the
(a) differences in the arrangement of words
(b) meaning conveyed by the modals/verb modifiers
(c) the roles of the subject and object in both sentences
(d) absence of change in the verb form
Q111. Which learning domain constitutes higher order thinking?
Q112. The process of word-formation consists of
(a) compounding and at fixes
(b) opposites and meaning
(c) verbs and nouns
(d) using synonyms or euphemisms
Q113. When reading. to ‘decode’ means to
(a) an action used in ICT
(b) solving a complex puzzle
(c) to analyze and understand
(d) understanding a foreign language
Q114. Speaker 1: We had an enjoyable holiday this winter.
Speaker 2: Where did you go?
Speaker 2: Yes, which place did you visit?
During the assessment of students’ speaking-listening skills, mark/s would be deducted during this exchange for
(a) Speaker 1
Q115. While writing, ‘ellipses‘ is a
(a) phrasal verbs
(b) semantic linker
(c) prepositional phrase
(d) adjectival form
Q116. If a longer piece of writing is brief, complete, in the third person, without digressions and emotional overtones and logically arranged, it is a
(a) classified advertisement
(d) newspaper article
Q117. The politician had been making promises long before election time. The statement is in the ………. tense.
(a) past continuous
(b) present perfect
(c) present perfect continuous
(d) past perfect continuous
Q118. Gender sensitization’ in the school curriculum implies
(a) children should be differentiated as boys and girls
(b) sex education from primary school onwards
(c) respectful approach towards defining gender roles
(d) promote co-education in high school.
Q119. Identify where the collective form is an error: A
(a) host of angels
(b) congress of baboons
(c) clutch of ducks
(d) shoal of fish
Q120. An exemplar of a question to funnel’ or restrict a respondent’s answer is
(a)”What do you think of the weather?
(b) “How many books are there?
(c) “Tell me about your most recent holiday.
(d) What are your goals?