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CBSE 2009 - Class 10 - English Language and Literature Paper (Outside-Delhi Set-1) Code No. 2/1

Time Allowed : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100

General Instructions:

(i) This paper consists of four sections:

Section A Reading 20

Section B Writing 20

Section C Grammar 15

Section D Text Books 45

(ii) All Questions are compulsory.

(iii) Marks are indicated against each question.

SECTION–A (Reading) (20 marks)

1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 12 marks

1 Bhutan is the most appropriate place to visit if one is seeking peace, one’s youth and discovery. October-November is the right time to pay a visit to this beautiful neighbour. Its blue skies, magnificent snow views, crisp mountain air and remarkably well preserved centres of Buddhist culture are worth enjoying.

2 Thimpu is the capital of Bhutan. It is spread along a willow lined river, Wang Chhu. All buildings here are built in the traditional style and adorned with beautiful paintings. Thimpu has no traffic lights, something we Indians are not used to. Traffic is directed by policemen, standing on highly decorated boxes. They use exaggerated but elegant gestures to guide it. The main street, Norzim Lam, leads to the town centre and the clock tower with its adjoining hotels, shops and restaurants.

3 Here there are many places worth seeing. One can visit Telecom Tower situated at the height of 8,807 ft. On your way down you can stop at the mini zoo, where you can see goat-antelope, known as Takin. It is Bhutan’s national animal. According to legend this large and certainly strange-looking animal was

created by the 15th century saint, Lame Drukpa Kinleyn to prove his magical prowess.

4 In Thimpu, National Memorial Chorten is the most public religious place in the country. This whitedomed building with its golden spires was built in 1974 in memory of the third king. Trashi Chhoe Dzong is the seat of the government as well as religious order. Built in the thirteenth century, it was renovated in 1962 when Thimpu became the capital.

5 Here Archery is a favoured sport which can be witnessed on weekends. Thimpu is the base for several walks into the stunning countryside. Indian nationals do not need visas to travel to Bhutan. (302 words)

(a) When is the right time to visit Bhutan ? 1

(b) Mention any two objects of nature which are worth enjoying there. 1

(c) How do the traffic policemen guide the traffic in Thimpu ? 2

(d) Name the national animal of Bhutan. Where can you see it ? 1

(e) What is the legend associated with its creation ? 1

(f) What privilege do the Indians enjoy while travelling to Bhutan ? 2

(g) Find out from the passage the adjective forms of words given below: 2

(i) appropriately (Para 1)

(ii) beauty (Para 2)

(h) Find out from the passage the words which mean the same as the following : 2 marks

(i) movements of a part of the body to convey meaning (para 2)

(ii) pointed parts of a tower (Para 4)