CBSE Pre-Board Exam Question Paper (2019): Class 10 English - Conducted by KV

Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) recently conducted the Pre-Board Exam of Class 10th English subject. Get complete question paper.

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Get latest CBSE 10th English Sample Paper 2019. It contains important questions for CBSE Class 10 English Board Exam 2019. Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) recently conducted the Pre-Board Exam of Class 10th English subject. The question paper of CBSE Class 10 English Pre-Board Exam is similar to the latest CBSE Class 10 English Sample Paper 2019 (issued by CBSE). This question paper is very helpful for the preparation of upcoming CBSE Class 10 English Board Exam 2019.

Some portion from Pre-Board Exam Question Paper of English Conducted by KV (or Class 10 English Sample Paper 2019):

1. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Marie was born in 1867 in Warsaw, Poland, where her father was a Professor of Physics. At an early age, she displayed a brilliant mind and a blithe personality. Her great exuberance for learning prompted her to continue with her studies after high school. She became disgruntled, however, when she learned that the university in Warsaw was closed to women. Determined to receive a higher education, she defiantly left Poland and in 1891 entered the Sorbonne, a French university, where she earned her master's degree and doctorate in physics.

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Marie was fortunate to have studied at the Sorbonne with some of the greatest scientists of her day, one of whom was Pierre Curie. Marie and Pierre were married in 1895 and spent many productive years working together in the physics laboratory. A short time after they discovered radium, Pierre was killed by a horse-drawn wagon in 1906. Marie was stunned by this horrible misfortune and endured heartbreaking anguish. Despondently, she recalled their close relationship and the joy that they had shared in scientific research. The fact that she had two young daughters to raise by herself greatly increased her distress.

Curie's feeling of desolation finally began to fade when she was asked to succeed her husband as a physics professor at the Sorbonne. She was the first woman to be given a professorship at the world-famous university. In 1911 she received the Nobel Prize in chemistry for isolating radium. Although Marie Curie eventually suffered a fatal illness from her long exposure to radium, she never became disillusioned about her work. Regardless of the consequences, she had dedicated herself to science and to revealing the mysteries of the physical world.

Answer the following questions:

(a) What character traits were displayed by Marie at an early age?

(b) Why didn't Marie continue her education in Warsaw?

(c) What was Marie's qualification?

(d) Who discovered Radium?

(e) When and how did Marie's husband die?

(f) What helped Marie reduce distress after her husband's death?

(g) What was Marie's greatest achievement?

(h) What were the consequences of her work?

2. Read the following passage and answer the questions given below

It is rare to find someone with good technical and communication skills. People will judge, evaluate, promote or block you based on your communication skills.

Communication skills are required for maintaining relationships also. When with friends and relatives, good communication skills are needed to avoid confusion, misscommunication and fights etc. Since habits formed by repeating both good and bad forms of communication, learn to observe great communicators and adopt their styles and traits - in written and verbal forms. The art of listening and learning from each and every interaction, is another secret recipe. Develop the subconscious habit of listening to yourself as you speak and know when to pause.

Learning what not to say is probably more important than learning what to say. As your career develops, you will realize that the wise speak less. Speak when you have value to add, else refrain. Poorly constructed emails with grammatical errors are acceptable between friends, but they should be seriously avoided while communicating formally with your seniors. Avoid any communication in an emotional state when you might say things you will regret later. One unnecessary word uttered at the wrong time or place can ruin a relationship, career or even your life. Such is the power of words. If such a thing happens, you should immediately apologise, else it may haunt you for life.

Another problem to overcome is speaking too fast. Since our minds are working faster than our speech, we are inclined to speak fast. This does not necessarily mean that the person hearing it will get it any faster. On the contrary, it is always the reverse. So slow  down, and think before you speak. "When I get ready to speak to people," Abraham Lincoln said, "I spend two-thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one-third thinking what I want to say." Adding humour and wit is also essential. But realize that not all jokes are funny and observe certain boundaries. Never say anything that could offend. Remember you are not a comedian who must offend as many people as you can to be witty.

Effective communication skills are very important, for sustaining in the society. Most people judge another person on the basis of his/ her body language and form an opinion based on their perception Hence, effective communication skills are as important to humans as growling is to a dog, to communicate and express himself. What the spoken language fails to express, that is easily expressed with certain hand and facial gestures.

Communication does not refer only to articulating words. Using Sign language and the sense of touch to express and feel are also important modes of communication. Ultimately, communication should be effective. As long as there is clarity in communication the goal of communication will be accomplished. 2.1 Attempt the following questions.

(a) Why is it necessary to have good communication skills?

(b) How can communication skills be developed?

(c) What, according to the writer, should be avoided while communicating?

(d) How can we overcome the problem of speaking too fast?

2.2. Attempt the following questions: -

(a) It is rare to find...…

(b) Hand and facial gestures express what the ………

2.3. Choose the most appropriate meanings of the given words from the passage:

(a) characteristics (para 1)

(b) avoid (para 2)


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You are Deepak Singh, a student of class X from 27. Mall Road Bilaspur, HP. Recently you came across an advertisement of coaching for IIT-JEE. Write a letter to the director of Bright Coaching Academy asking for details.

Write a story in 200-250 words with the following beginning and give it a suitable title.

It was a dark night I was alone on the guard duty. I noticed a dim light from the windows of factory and some men talking inside.........


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