HSC English February 2016 SET B Board Paper with solution.

ENGLISH- (01) (12 Pages) Max. Marks : 80


(Reading Skill, Grammar, Vocabulary, Note-making and Summary)

Q. 1. (A) Read the following extract and answer the questions given 15 below: (11 Marks)

Questions :

(1) What issue is raised in the above extract?  (1)

Ans. The above extract raises the issue related to city planning that every city needs to have proper planning in order to develop and for proper function.

(2) What are the requirement of a good city? (2)

Ans.  The first requirement for a city is a pragmatic plan. This plan should be regularly updated and implemented in proper order and it also requires a good social infrastructure like parks and places for leisure.

(3) Why is it necessary to update our city development plan? (2)

Ans. Development plans need to be updated for the following reasons.

(i) In order to improve upon the deficiency in the previous plan.
(ii) In order to suit the changing needs of its people.   

(4) Do you think unplanned cities make the life of its people miserable? How? (2)

Ans. Yes, I do agree with the given statement this is because, the unplanned cities would cause many chaos. The lives of people become uncomfortable. Unplanned cities lack proper transport facilities, drainage system, roads, etc.   

(5) Rewrite the following sentences in the ways instructed:

(i) A city must provide equity and also be sustainable. [Rewrite the sentence using ‘not only ........... but also’] (1)

Ans. A city must not only provide equity but also be sustainable.  

(ii) Many of our cities have good master plans.  [Frame a Wh question to get the underlined part as its answer) (1)

Ans. What do many of our cities have?

(iii) I needs to preserve and protect its heritage. [Identify the tense used in the sentence] (1)

Ans. Simple present tense.

(6) Find out from the extract the words which mean the following:
(i) practical  (ii) blend

Ans. (i) pragmatic (ii) amalgamation