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Grade 6 ENGLISH Term 1 2021-2022

Term ‐I (2021-2022)
Grade: 6
Subject: English
Total marks: 50
Time duration: 2hrs
Date: 19/10/2021
General instructions:
1. Write your name, roll number, current grade, subject, page number and date on every side of the
answer sheet before the exams begin.
2. Answer scripts will be accepted in loose A4 size ruled sheets.
3. Write the question number and sub‐ questions clearly.
4. Write in dark blue or black pen.
5. Do not use staples, paperclips and glue or correction fluid.
6. Upload the answer scripts in pdf format in Google classroom.
7. This document consists of 7 pages
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Read this account of Phileas Fogg in his attempt to travel Around the World in 80 Days before the days of
Fogg meets Kiouni
He was actually crossing India in a railway station! It threw out its smoke
upon cotton, coffee, nutmeg, clove, and pepper plantations, while its steam
curled in spirals around groups of palm trees, in the midst of which were
picturesque bungalows, and marvellous temples enriched by the exhaustless
ornamentation of Indian architecture. Then they came upon jungles inhabited by
snakes and tigers, which fled at the noise of the train; succeeded by forests
penetrated by the railway, and still haunted by elephants which, with pensive
eyes, gazed at the train as it passed…..
The train stopped, at 8 o'clock, in the midst of a glade some 15 miles beyond
Rothal, where there were several bungalows and the workmen's cabins. The
conductor, passing along the carriages shouted, “Passengers will get down
…..The railway came to a termination at this point. The papers were too fast in
the announcement of the completion of the line. Travellers began to engage such
vehicles as the village 4 wheeled wagons drawn by zebus, carriages that look
like perambulating pagodas and an elephant!
The elephant, which its owners had reared, not for a beast of burden, but for
warlike purposes, was half domesticated and still preserved his natural
gentleness. Kiouni could doubtless travel rapidly for a long time, and Mr Fogg
resolved to hire him.
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At 2000 pounds the owner yielded.
“ What a price, good heavens!” cried Passepartout
, “ For an elephant”
A young guide offered his services which Mr. Fogg accepted, promising a
generous reward. The guide perched himself on the elephants neck, and at 9
o'clock they set out from the village, the animal marching off through the dense
forest of palm by the shortest cut.
Glossary: perambulating = to inspect on foot.
A] Read the questions and write down the answers only in a complete sentence in own
1] Which two types of natural environment does the train travel through?
2] Why did passengers leave the train 15miles beyond Rohtal?
3] How some passengers continue the rest of their journey?
4] Write down a word to replace ‘termination’, given the sentences before and after it.
5] Describe the architecture in the extract.
6] Do any words, phrases or sentences stand out to you? Which ones? Why?
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7] Which type of imagery is used in each of the following examples;
Simile, metaphor, or personification?
a) The papers were too fast in the announcement of the completion of the line.
b) Carriages that look like perambulating pagodas and an elephant!
c) While its steam curled in spirals around groups of palm-trees.
8] Write examples of language that engages the reader’s senses in the passage,
using the letters below:
a) Sight
b) hearing
c) touch
d) taste
e) smell
9] Label each sentence with correct name: Simple, compound or complex.
a) Listening to the door, I heard low voices within, but I was too nervous to enter after the
mornings dramatic turn of events= ________
b) Behind the door, voices muttered = ________
c) I opened the door and the voices stopped abruptly = __________
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10] Read the passage. Add the appropriate conjunctions (but, when, and) to make a mixture of
simple, compound and complex sentences.
I felt very nervous as I opened the gates ________ started to walk up the drive. Even though I had
an appointment. I was certain there was no one at home. ___________ I got closer to the house,
it seemed even emptier. The windows looked out like blind eyes, ______ the only sound was of
my feet on the drive. _________ I reached the front door I had almost decided to turn around
_____________ suddenly, the door opened. A large man loomed up over me, slowly beckoning me
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Read the following passage about “How cell phones have changed our lives” and then answer
the questions:
Cellular phones have had a major impact on our lives and the way that we perform everyday
tasks. Many of these changes are apparent, while others we may not even be aware of.
Cell phones have enables families to keep in closer touch with each other. Children can contact
parents if they have missed their ride from soccer practice. Teenagers are able to call to ask
permission to go somewhere. A call can be made while you are stuck in traffic to let people know
that you are going to be late. Cell phones have also changed the way that people interact with
each other. When we call someone, we are actually calling the person and not a place.
Many of these advantages we do not even notice. Have you ever arrived at the grocery store and
realised that you have forgotten your grocery lists? The first thing you would probably do is to call
home and ask someone to read the lists to you. In the same situation in past years, you may have
forgotten things or have had to drive all the way back home to get your list. If your car breaks
down, you automatically call for the help instead of having to walk to find a pay phone.
Cells phones have changed society in a negative way... Cell phones cause a distraction for
children in classrooms, drivers on the road, and they can be addictive. Another negative effect
is cell phones disconnect us from the social world.
Cell phones are a great asset in aiding our everyday lives. You should remember, however, to
hang up every once in a while and pay attention to the world around you.
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B] Questions:
1] Make a lists of five ways that cell phones have had a major impact on our lives and the way that
we perform everyday tasks.
2] Write a plan for summary on the “How cell phones have changed our lives”.
Planning (note down points from each paragraph)
3] Write the summary. Word limit: 50
Section C
1] Write an engaging news article giving your opinion of how modern technology affects your life. You
might write about what you think are the advantages and disadvantages of owning and using technical
gadgets, any areas where you think technological developments have been very helpful to your life
or any ideas for future technological developments that would improve the world you live in.