activity sheet 8

Activity Sheet for 12th English


Section –I (Prose) (Reading for comprehension, Language study, Vocabulary, Summary, Note- Making or Mind Mapping)

Q. 1.A) Read the given extract and complete the activity given below (12 Marks)                                               

          On the most basic level, when I’m in Tibet, though not a real Buddhist, I spend days on end in temples, listening to the chants of sutras. I go to Iceland to visit the lunar spaces within me, and in the uncanny quietude and emptiness of that vast and treeless world, to tap parts of myself generally obscured by chatter and

We travel, then, in search of both self and anonymity – and, of course, in finding the one we apprehend the other. Abroad, we are wonderfully free of caste and job and standing; we are, as Hazlitt puts it, just the “gentlemen in the parlour,” and people cannot put a name or tag to us. And precisely because we are clarified in this way, and freed of inessential labels, we have the opportunity to come into contact with more essential parts of ourselves. 

Abroad is the  place  where  we  stay  up late,  follow impulse and find ourselves as wide open as when we are in love. We live without a past or future, for a moment at least, and are ourselves up for grabs and open to interpretation We even may become mysterious -to others, at first, and sometimes to ourselves -and, as no less a dignitary than Oliver Cromwell once noted, “A man never goes so far as when he doesn’t know where he is going.” 

A1. Match the following.         (2)



1) Buddhist

A) lunar spaces

2) Abroad

B) Chants

3) Hazlitt

C) gentlemen in the parlour

4) Iceland

D) free of caste and job

A2. Write some advantages of traveling in abroad. (2)         

A3.  Explain with examples from the passage that the writer would respect other religion. (2)      

A4. What are some popular Buddhist destination (2)

A5. Do as directed. (2)

1)    I spend days on end in temples (Choose the correct alternative to change the sentence of past perfect tense)

a) I was spending days on end in temples.

b) I had spended days on end in temples.

c) I spent days on end in temples.

d) I had spent days on end in temples.

2) Abroad is the place where we stay up late (Choose the correct alternative of the simple sentence   )

a) Where we stay up late

b)  We stay up late at abroad

c) Abroad is the place into we stay up late.

d) We stay up abroad late.

3) Though not a real Buddhist, I spend days on end in
 (Choose the correct alternative removing though   )

a)  Not a real Buddhist, I spend days on end in temples,

b)  Not a real Buddhist and I spend days on end in temples,

c) Although a real Buddhist, I spend days on end in temples.

d) I am not a real Buddhist, but I spend days on end in temples.

A6. Pick out the similar of the following words from the passage. (2)

(i) Small room (ii) foreign (iii) moon  (iv) forthcoming

(B)Language Study: (4)

B1. Do as directed/ Transformation of the sentences.

(1)We can accept our life gracefully. (Rewrite using modal auxiliary showing ‘compulsion’)     

(ii) As I entered the post office, the Post Master presented me with a telegram. (Begin the sentence with “No sooner……. (iii) The mother looks after her child. (Make it a rhetorical question)

B2. Spot the error in the given sentence and rewrite the correct sentence.

Summers in Delhi are extreme hot.

Que.2 (A) Read the extract and complete the activities given below:(12)      
Today, the craze of advertisement of manufactured goods is on the increase. The art of advertisement is, in fact, a modern development. It has revolutionized the modern trade. Modern life is highly complex and mechanical. People have no time to go into the soul of things. They want to buy largely advertised goods. The manufacturer, in his turn, wants to popularize his goods before these are manufactured. Such is the craze for advertised goods.

       We are living in the age of advertisement. No wonder, one sees shining and multi-colored bill-boards hung on poles displaying goods advertised. The city walls are found lettered with eye- catching advertisements of products that are manufactured today. There is a spate of magazines and journals which spare pages for latest variety of goods manufactured. Radio and Television are humming with advertisements of new products. In fact, many a time, one gets sick of these advertisements repeated hundreds of times on the radio or TV screen.

    There are various methods of advertisement. The most popular and useful method is to send advertisements in newspapers and magazines. Television is no less powerful a medium for advertising goods. There is always a great demand for advertisement space of footage and much money flows to the advertising medial. In certain cases the advertisement cost runs into thousands of rupees for products advertised. Advertisements are sometimes so scientifically and intelligently planned that they change the entire psychology of the consumers. Rapid telecast of advertisement makes psychological attachment with product. Consumer tries to connect the relation of products with his needs and stands firmly to get the product. Advertisements thus hold the sway and no manufacturer can do without it. A thing may not have an intrinsic value but it must be well advertised. We live in a glamorous world of advertisement. 

A1. Complete the web chart.


A2) Find out the reason: (02)

In modern age people want to buy largely advertised goods.  Because

a)     ————————————————

b)    ————————————————

A3) Explain the psychological impact of advertisement on consumers. (02)

A4) Suggest any four benefits of advertisement according to you.(02)

A5. Do as directed.(02)  

1] The most popular and useful method is to send advertisements in newspapers and magazines. (Choose the correct transformation of given sentence of comparative degree from given alternatives.)

a)     to send advertisements in newspapers and magazines is the more popular and useful than any other method.

b)    to send advertisements in newspapers and magazines is more popular and useful than any other method.

c)     to send advertisements in newspapers and magazines is the more popular and useful than most other method.

d)    to send advertisements in newspapers and magazines is  more popular and useful than most other method.

2] Rapid telecast of advertisement makes psychological attachment with product. (Choose the correct passive voice from given alternatives.)

a) Rapid telecast of advertisement is made psychological attachment with product.

b)    Psychological attachment with product is made by rapid telecast of advertisement.

c)     Psychological attachment with product ismade the rapid telecast of advertisement.

d)    Psychological attachment with product isbeing made by rapid telecast of  advertisement.

A6) Match the column A with group B to match the antonym of the words.



i) Modern

a) Useless

ii) Complex

b) Shortly

iii) Useful

c) Ancient

iv) Largely

d) Lucid

B] Write the summary of the above extract with a suitable title with the help of given points/ hints. (3)

 Advertisement and modern trade manufacturer popularize his things various methods of advertisement—–cost——- attracts the customers  value of advertisement.


 (B) Mind Mapping: (03)

Using the provided activities in bracket, complete the web diagram to show what to do and what not to do while using vehicle. (use helmet, stop at red signal, overtake in market area, watch on your speed, drink and drive, neglect the symbol of road, use reflectors and mirrors, increase your speed on speed breaker, decrease the speed at zebra crossing, use mobile while driving, use dipper light at night, cross the speed limit.) 




Que.3 (A) Read the extract
and complete the activities given below:          (10)

 Much have I thought of life, and seen

How poor men’s hearts are ever light;

And how their wives do hum like bees

About their work from morn till night.


So, when I hear these poor ones laugh,

And see the rich ones coldly frown

Poor men, think I, need not go up

So much as rich men should come down.


When I had money, money, O!

My many friends proved all untrue;

But now I have no money, O!

My friends are real, though very few.


A1) State whether the given sentences true or false according to theme of given extract. (02)

 1) Poet, when he was rich had many true friends.

2) Poor man is happy with their earning.

3) Rich person celebrate the happiness with bottom of heart.

4) In poverty, poet gained true friends.

A2) Describe the life of poor man depicted
in the given extract 

A3) ‘Real happiness is connected with satisfaction, not with money.’ Justify the given sentence in your words with proper example. (02)

A4) Find out the rhyming pairs of given extract and frame the rhyme scheme of first stanza.  (02)

A5) Poetic Creativity : (02)

Complete the blank lines to frame a poem of four lines describing happiness of life.

 Real happiness dwells in mind,

………………………one can find.

Money can’t give us true happiness,

………………… message of kindness.


Write a poetic appreciation of above extract with the help of given points.

1] Theme of poem                     

2] Language/poetic devices used in poem.

3] Message or moral in poem.  

4] Your opinion about the poem.

 His eye was on the Inchcape float;

Quoth he, “My men, put out the boat,

And row me to the Inchcape Rock,

And I’ll plague the Abbot of Aberbrothok’.


The boat is lower’d, the boatmen row,

And to the Inchcape Rock they go;

Sir Ralph bent over from the boat,

And he cut the Bell from the Inchcape float.

Down sunk the bell with a gurgling sound.

The bubbles rose and burst around;

Quoth Sir Ralph, ‘The next who comes to the Rock

Won’t bless the Abbot of Aberbrothok.’



Q.4. Complete the activities as per instructions given below:

A] Attempt any ONE of the following : (4)

  1] Drafting Virtual Message :

Read the following conversation between Aarti and Sanjana’s father.

 Aarti                    : Hello, I am Aarti. May I talk with saniana.

Sanjana’s Father  : Hi, I am Sanjana’s father. Sanjana went to
market with her 
 mother. Do you have any message for her?

Aarti                   : Yes Uncle, Borkar sir has decided to take an extra class of  English subject on this Sunday. Class timing is 8.00 am to 10.00 am. He told us to carry the note book of writing skill. He also said that he would take a test of 20 marks on taught portion. Will you convey this message to Sanjana?

Saniana’s Father   : Sure Aarti, I will do this. Is any more suggestions from your  teacher?

Aarti                     :No Uncle but tell her to complete the home work. Sir decided to check it.

Sanjana’s Father  : Yes, I will take care of your suggestion.

Aarti:                   : Thank you Uncle


2] Statement of Purpose :  (04 Marks)

Read the personal details given below and prepare a suitable Statement of Purpose.

Sant Gadgebaba University, Amravati is oneof the leading University for competitive exam study. You have passed your H.S.C exam recently and now you want to take an admission in this university to seek the competitive exam. You are well in faculty of arts, you are aware about current affairs and government policies. To crack the competitive exam with leading numbers is you dream. Reading and taking part in discussion on various topics regarding government policies is your hobby. Now you want to pursue your goal by taking an admission in this university. You get along well with people.


3] Group discussion:(04 Marks)

After a long break due to Covid-19, schools and colleges are opened. Suppose your friends are discussing the matter on school opening and precautions to take against covid -19.Compose the group discussion in 8 to 10 statements with the hints given below. 


1] School is opened after long break.

2] Everyone should keep social distancing.

3] Students must keep sanitizer and mask.

3] Uniform should not compulsory.

5] Students should take individual desk and bench.

B] Attempt any ONE of the following :(4)

1] E-Mail

:You are the student of JJC college, you want to fill the scholarship form to get concession in educational fees. Due to unhealthiness you were unable to submit the form now it is the last chance to submit it. Prepare an email to the principal of your college to get Bonafide Certificate for filling scholarship form. Use the following template to prepare an Email.











2] Report Writing :

Compose a report on blood donation camp arranged recently in your college with the help of following headline and hints.

a)     Blood donation camp is organized: 60 Donators participated

b)    Blood donation camp on 26th Jan.

c)     Blood collection team from Nagpur medical college is invited.

d)    Chief Doctor of medical college has explained the importance of Blood Donation.

e)     50 students and 10 teaching – non teaching staff have donated blood.

f)      Principal of your college was very thankful to the donator and team.


 3] Interview :

From your village, a teacher from Zilla Parishad school, has been awarded with a global teacher award. Suppose you have given a chance to take the interview of him. Prepare a set of 8 to 10 interview questions which can be asked to the global award winner teacher. Use the following points.

1] Teaching methods.

2] Innovative ideas in teaching field.

3] Responses of students.

 4] Dedication and nature of award.

5] Inspiring message to the students and teachers.


C] Attempt any ONE of the following :(4)

  1] Speech :

Your college has arranged the speech completion on ‘Online education and its importance’. You are a representative of your class and you decided to take participation in speech competition. Prepare a speech to deliver in your college. Take the help of following hints.

1] Salutation to the guest and teachers.

2]  Being online is a need of present age.

3] Online education is completely new way of education.

4] Benefits of online education.

5] Precautions to take while being online.

6] Thanking notes to the organizer of program.


   2] Compering:

        Imagine that you are appended to compare the program of Inaugural function of Annual Day in your college. Prepare a script for the program as a compare in 100 words with the help of points given below.

1] Introduction of program. 

2] Welcome of Guest.

3] Inauguration ceremony of Annual -Day function by chief guest.

4] Speech of Principal and chief guest.

5] Vote of thank.


3] Expansion of an Idea:

 Expand the given idea with the help of points given below.

 “Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.

• Clothes a first impression of man.

• People are judged by clothes.

• Behavior must be generous according to clothes.

• Value of people should be evaluated by behavior and attitude

D] Attempt any ONE of the following : (4)

1] Review :                                                                                             

        Write a review of the film that you’ve seen recently. Give details about the movie     

 using following supporting points

• Title of movie.

• Main character and supporting characters.

• Theme / story of movie.

• Turning point of movie.

• Favorite Songs and actions.

• Why did you like / dislike the movie.


2] Blog Writing : :                                                                             

      Write a blog in a proper format on ‘Tree Plantation: A need to live’ in 100 words by taking the help of   following guidelines.

1] Man becomes selfish with nature.

2] Tree plantation a need of Industrial Age

3] People duty against nature.

4] Need of such program in large scale.


  3] Appeal:                                                                                                   

     Prepare an appeal for the general awareness about the problems and acute Economical condition of farmers of India. Write an appeal of 100 words with the help of following points.

1] Give persuasive title.

 2] Appeal the people to be generous with farmers.

3] Condition of farmers due to drought and government policies.

4] Rally organized for donation.

5] Use some appealing words.



Q.5 (A). Answer the following questions:                                                      (4)

1. Complete the table by choosing correct alternatives from given bracket.(02)                                            

(First Indian novel, Don Quixote, Tale of Genji, Frankenstein.)

World’s first novel



First novel based on science

European novel



Rajmohan’s wife



2. State whether given statements true or false. (02)

1] Story or course of events in novel is known as theme of the novel.

2] Readers fallow the action of main character in novel is called ‘Protagonist’.

3] Realistic novel is based on the life history of the writer.

4] Word Picaresque is originated from Spanish word ‘Picaro’ which means a picture.

(B) Answer in about 50 words to the questions given below:(04 Marks)

1] Explain the purpose of organizing the half yearly report program of student council.  (02)

2] Illustrate the relationship between teacher and students highlighted in novel ‘to sir with love’. (02)

(C)Answer in about 50 words to the questions given below:(04 Marks)

1] Describe the Pileas Foss as a protagonist character of novel ‘around the world in eighty days.’ (02)

2] ‘Time is fickle, no one can control the time’. Justify the given statement as one of the theme of novel around the world in eighty days. (02)

D] Answer in about 50 words to the questions given below:           (04 Marks)

1] Describe in brief the significance of the place of London and Agra.


2] Narrate the meeting of Miss Morstan with Holmes in sigh of four.


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