Find CBSE Class 10 English Communicative Practice Papers SA – 1 2014. It has been framed keeping the Students' perspective in mind. This will help the Students by enhancing their answering capabilities with an easy and simple understanding of the concept and technique employed in solving this Practice Paper as per the CBSE Marking Scheme.
Q. Read the following passage carefully: (5 Marks)
School used to be all about writing, whether it was the exercise books we wrote or the notes we passed round, or the lines we stayed in t do. But not any more. Now it’s all about typing. My 6 year old daughter is a part of the first generation that is truly computer literate and I really didn’t want her learning copperplate writing. I could se that spelling, grammar, syntax and punctuation were important, but handwriting? By the time she is in university, handwriting may not be as relevant as needlepoint. So when my daughter came home last year with cursive handwriting homework, I was nonplussed. Cursive was originally developed to make it easier for children to write with a quill. By joining up the letters, they kept the quill on the parchment and minimized ink blots. But my daughter writs with a laptop. I explained as much to her teacher at the next parents’ day. But her teacher explained something to me. Research suggests that the process of writing information down on paper, by hand, has a more direct effect on the formation of memories in the learning process that typing. Taking notes in class is still the most effective way to learn. It’s a better way to store the skills for written language in a child’s brain than pressing keys. There’s nothing old fashioned about hand writing. Handwriting is where its at.
Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate options from the ones given below:
1. According to the narrator his daughter is ____________.
a) Computer literate
c) Copperplate writer
d) Handwriting expert
2. ___________ was developed to make writing with a quill eaier.
c) Cursive writing
d) Note making
3. Nonplused means ____________
4. Writing information down on paper is ___________ typing in the learning process.
a) Inferior to
b) Same as
c) Superior to
d) Not as effective as