Compulsory English Model Question Grade – 10

Compulsory English Model Question Grade – 10                                         

  1. Read the part of the poem given below and do the tasks that follow.        5

Did I Miss Anything?

Nothing. When we realized you weren’t here

we sat with our hands folded on our desks

in silence, for the full two hours.

             Everything. I gave an exam worth

              40 percent of the grade for this term 

               and assigned some reading due today

               on which I’m about to hand out a quiz worth 50 percent.

Nothing. None of the content of this course has value or meaning.

Take as many days off as you like:

any activities we undertake as a class 

I assure you will not matter either to you or me

and are without purpose. 

                                                                           -Tom Wayman

A. Match the words in column A with their meaning in column B.  3×1=3

       A                           B

assign                   i. carry out, perform

undertake            ii. make sure 

assure                   iii. to make someone to know something

                                   iv. to provide a person a particular task.

B. Answer the following questions.                                                              2×1=2

What did the students do in the absence of the teacher?

Who has composed this poem?

2. Read the text and do the tasks.                           10

Every year several languages die out. Some people think that life will be easier if there are fewer languages in the world. I support this view.

As we know the development of recent technology has a significant role to create a global village. People from any part of the world can communicate through the internet easily. Due to the international importance of the English language, most people are reluctant to use their first language and learn English. This shows that people prefer learning the language that helps them to communicate in the global village to their own language. Using the same language would certainly aid understanding and global fraternity. People can communicate with one another without any problem. It unites all the people as global citizens. If everyone speaks the same language, there will be a clear understanding between not only countries but also people throughout the world. It would promote learning, the flow of information and ideas. For example, students don’t have to translate the text into their mother tongue to understand.

Ladies and gentlemen, economic growth is also possible by using a single language as it can minimize various costs such as the cost of communication, translation, interpretation, etc. We won’t need interpreters in international conferences, seminars, and workshops. Participants can easily express whatever they like in the language of common understanding. Thus, it can minimize the communication barriers and help international business, resulting in a healthier world economy.

A. Decide whether the given statements are ‘True’ or ‘False’.       5×1=5

  1. The development of recent technology helps to create a global village.
  2. Using the same language destroys the global fraternity.
  3. Economic growth is possible by using a single language.
  4. The single language can maximize the communication barriers.
  5. The speaker argues for multiple languages.

B. Answer these questions. 5×1=5

  1. What role is technology playing in today’s world?
  2. Why are people more interested in learning the English language?
  3. Write any one benefit of all speaking the same language.
  4. What promotes learning according to the speaker?
  5. How can we minimize the communication barriers among people?

3. Read the given advertisement and do the activities that follow.  10

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Vacancy Announcement

Program Associate

This is a full time staff position, mainly responsible for facilitating the management of the scholarship program (SP) for Nepal funded by the Open Society Foundation (OSF). The program Associate will be based in Kathmandu and will work with the Education Program Officer who will manage the OSF scholarship programme.


  • Maintain and expand advertising efforts and recruitment network in Nepal.
  • Correspond with applicants, universities and partner organization.
  • Oversee financial reports for the SP.

Required qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree.
  • Prior experience in program administration will be in asset.
  • A sound knowledge in computer.

Salary and other benefits will be commensurate on performance. Apply electronically   with detailed CV and a covering letter by 25th Sep. to [email protected]

A. Complete the following sentences with suitable words/phrases from the text.  5×1=5

  1. The advertised post is ……………………………….
  2. The selected candidate should ………………with the Education Program Officer.
  3. The successful candidate has to be in touch with applicants, …………………………..and partner organizations.
  4. The candidate should have sound knowledge in…………………………
  5. The application should be submitted to ………………………………………….

B. Answer the following questions. 5×1=5

  1. What does OSF stand for?
  2. How much salary will be provided to the selected candidate?
  3. What things should be attached with the application?
  4. Where should the selected candidate work?
  5. Mention any one responsibility of the selected candidate.

4. Read the following text and do the tasks.15

Satya Mohan Joshi was born in 1920 AD to Shankar Raj and Rajkumari Joshi in the Lalitpur district of Nepal. Having learnt his alphabet at home, he later enrolled at Durbar High School in Kathmandu. He completed his Bachelor’s degree from Trichandra College. Joshi became the first director of the archeological and cultural department in 1959 and he immediately established the Rastriya Naachghar – National Theatre in Kathmandu, the Archeological Garden in Patan, the Archeological Museum in Taulihawa, and the National Painting Museum in Bhaktapur. After king Mahendra’s coup in 1960, Joshi flew to China where he began to teach Nepali at Peking Broadcasting Institute. During his stay in China, he carried out research work on Arniko, a sculptor of the Malla Dynasty who migrated to China in the early 1260 AD. He set up the White Dagoba Gallery in Kirtipur, Kathmandu using historical artifacts related to Arniko. He has made more than 60 publications in various fields. Notably, three of them, Hamro Lok Sanskriti, Nepali Rastriya Mudra, and Karnali Lok Sanskriti, all won Madam Puraskar at different times.

Satya Mohan Joshi is the reputed cultural scholar who has pioneered in preserving the Nepali folk culture by initiating the systematic study of Nepali culture. He is the life member of Nepal Academy and Chancellor of Nepal Bhasa Academy. Mr. Joshi says that one should always try to be resourceful, observational and communicative for true achievement.

A. Write ‘True’ or ‘False’ against the following statements. 5×1=5

  1. Satya Mohan Joshi got his primary education at home.
  2. He completed Bachelor’s degree from Durbar High School.
  3. We can see the historical artifacts in the White Dagoba Gallery in Kirtipur.
  4. Mr. Joshi won three Madan Puraskar in the same year.
  5. He seems to be good at Nepali language also.

B. Rearrange the following sentences to put them into correct order.5×1=5

  1. Joshi flew to China.
  2. Joshi became the first director of the archeological and cultural department.
  3. Mr. Joshi completed his Bachelor’s degree.
  4. Joshi established a gallery related to Arniko in Kirtipur.
  5. Joshi carried out research work on Arniko.

C. Answer these questions. 5×1=5

  1. Name the parents of Satya Mohan Joshi.
  2. From which institute did Mr. Joshi complete his high school education?
  3. Who is Arniko?
  4. When did he fly to China?
  5. Mention any two publications of Joshi which won Madan Puraskar.

5. Prepare an attractive poster displaying the way to be safe from Covid-19. Include at least five measures. 5

6. Suppose your friend gifted you with a precious present on your birthday. Write a letter thanking him/her. 5

7. Write a dialogue between two friends while visiting a museum. 6

8. Write an essay on ‘Natural Resources in Nepal’ in about 200 words. 8

9. Rewrite the following sentences as indicated in the brackets. 6

  1. Let’s have a party,………………..?  (Supply the correct tag)
  2. She is writing a letter. (into Yes/No question)
  3. My sister likes to dance. (into negative)
  4. By 2025, She …………………..(complete) Master’s degree. (correct tense)
  5. He said to me, “What do you want from me?”  ( into indirect speech)
  6. They are building a new ring road.   (into passive voice)

10. Choose the correct word from the brackets to complete the text below. 5

There lived ………………(a, an, the) university student near my house. He used to go to university ……………..( by, on, with) foot. One day I met him while he ………(was going, went, had gone) to the market. He was in a hurry. I stopped and asked him, “Why…………….(you are running, are you running, he was running)?” He replied, “The bus is about to leave,…………..(doesn’t it, isn’t it,  wasn’t it)?” In fact, the bus had already started……………(because, but, as) some people were left behind. Neither the boy nor his friends ……………….(was, were, had) able to catch the bus. Everyone ………………..(were stranded, was stranded, are stranded) on the read. If they were in time, they…………..(would catch, will have caught, will catch) the bus without any problem. In this way, the situation made them ……………………(to regret, regretted, regret)  themselves.

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