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Class 12 English Board Question Paper 2080 with solution (3 Sets)

Class 12 English Board Question Paper 2080 with solution

Class 12 English Board Question Paper 2080 with solution

Sub. Code: 0041'B'

NEB-GRADE XII
2080 (2023)
Compulsory English
New Course
(For regular students only)
Bagmati Pradesh
Solution

Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words as far as practicable. The figures in the margin indicate full marks.
Time: 3 hrs.                                     Full Marks: 75

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1. Read the following text and complete the tasks that follow: 15

Today there is a lot of talk about the environment. All nations are coming to an agreement to save planet earth. We pollute the earth, we pollute the water; we also pollute the subtle environment through our negative feelings and emotions. We have become a victim of our greed and needs. We are not in country of our mind. We hear a lot about other things in life but we spend very little time to hear about ourselves. How to handle our mind? How to be in the present moment ? How to be happy and grateful? This we have not learnt. This is the most unfortunate thing. Then what is the solution? This is where we are reminded of very fundamental principle that governs our environment, our mind, our emotions and our life in general.

Our body has the capacity to sustain much longer the vibration of bliss and peace than it does negative emotions because positivity is in the centre of our existence. As with the structure of atom, protons and neutrons are in the centre of the atom and electrons constitute only the periphery; the same is with our lives; the centre core of our existence is bliss, positivity and joy but it is surrounded by a cloud of negative ions. Through the help of the breath we can easily get over our negative emotions in a short period of time. Through meditation and certain breathing techniques, we can clear this negative cloud.

This life has so much to offer to you. You can see this once you take some time off, rejuvenating the soul. Your soul is hungry for a smile from you. If you could give this, you feel energised the whole year and nothing whatsoever can take the smile from you. 

Everyone wants to be successful in life. But without knowing what is success, you want to be successful. What is the sign of success ? Just having a lot of money, is that success ? Why do you think money means success ? Because freedom so that you can do whatever you want. You may have a big bank balance, but, you have stomachaches, ulcers, you may have to go for bypass surgery; can't eat this, can't do this, can't do that. We expend half of our health to gain wealth and then spend half of our wealth to gain back the lost health. Is this success ? In fact, it is very bad mathematics. Look at the those who claim to be successful-are they successful? No, they are miserable. Then, what is the sign of success ? It is confidence, compassion, generosity and a smile that none can snatch away, being really happy and being able to be more free. These are the signs of a successful person.

Take some time off to look at a little deeper into yourself and calm the mind down. Thus erasing all the impressions that we are carrying in our minds and experience the presence of the divine that is the is very care of our existence.

A. Complete the following sentences using the words highlighted in the text.
Two of those words are not necessary. 5x 1=5

a. Human beings themselves are at the victim of the environmental pollution we face.
b. The assistance provided by the city council was really rejuvenating for the street children, who were longing for it for months.
c. For some people, there is complete care in the rural areas, whereas for some it is rather monotonous.
d. The beggar has not had anything to eat for long. He is in a miserable condition.
e. The environment has to be saved at all costs in order to sustain living beings.

B. Read the text again and write:
TRUE if the statement agrees with the information given in the text.
FALSE if the statement contradicts the information given in the text.
NOT GIVEN if there is no information in the text.

a. Having a lot of money is a sign of being successful.False
b. Breathing techniques help us overcome negativity in our lives.True
c. Our strong motivation for medical treatment has put us into a difficult situation. Not Given
d. One can bring about a smile to the soul if one reflects peacefully. True
e. The gain and loss of money has to be proportional to one's health. True

C. Read the text again and answer the following questions in ONE SENTENCE in each.
a. What will you do when you feel mentally weak and tensed?
Answer: 
I will do breathing technique and meditation to clear mentally weak and tensed.

b. Why does the speaker use electrons and protons here repeatedly?
Answer: The speaker use electrons and protons to illustrate that positive is at the centre of our existence and negativity surrounds it like cloud.

c. How are events collected?
Answer: 
How events are collected is not answered in the above passage.

d. Do you agree with the speaker's assumption that mind and matter are like the lion and the unicorn ? Why or why not ? Give a reason.
Answer: The following statement "that mind and matter are like the lion and the unicorn?" is unclear and does not reflect any statement made in the text.

e. What do you think are called the "heraldic inventions".
Answer: "Heraldic Invention" words does not mention in the above text.

2. Write short answers to the following questions in about 75 words each. 5x2=10
a) Why did the writer go back home after twenty years? (My Old Home)
Answer; "My Old Home" short story was written by Lu Xun. The writer went back home after two decades to recall his past memories with his family, hometown, and best's friend Runtu. However, When he arrives, he found that his hometown has changed significantly. As he explores his old home and reconnects with his past, he begins to feel a sense of nostalgia and sadness for the life he left behind. 

b) According to the author, what are the different things that Nepal has given to the West? (The Half-Closed Eyes of the Buddha and .......)

Answer: The Half-Closed Eyes of the Buddha and the Slowly Sinking Sun written by Shankar Lammichhane. In the story, there is a conversation between a tourist guide and a foreign tourist. According to the author, Natural sources, Natural beauty, Ancient History, Cultural, Traditional, etc are different things Nepal had given to the West. But the reality was different.

Or,
Why was the author biased towards science (On Libraries)

c) Whom does the poet call 'poor creature' and why Give reasons. (Every Moring I Wake)

d) What makes the author conclude that morality, art, spirituality and creativity are universal human abilities embedded in our DNA? Give your opinion. (Humility)
Or,
Do you agree with the author that wisdom is more important than knowledge? Why, why not? Give reasons. (Knowledge and Wisdom)

e) What role does the 'letter' have in the play 'A Matter of Husbands?"

3. Write long answers to the following questions in about 150 words each. 2x5=10
a) As the chief of a local governance unit of your country, what would you do to address the feelings of the women like Julia de Burgos? Explain. (I was My own Route)

b) Do you think it was the right step that Monsieur Durand took at the end of the play ? Why, why not ? Justify your opinion. (Facing Death) 

Or,
Recall Runtu's case in the Chinese society. Also decide whether the living conditions of average Nepali people at present are getting better or worsening. Now, explain your position with examples. (My Old Home)

4. Summarise the following text in about 150 words. Write only the ideas of the original text but do not include your own opinions, interpretations, deductions or comments. 7
Anuradha Koirala was born on 14 April 1949. She was born as the first child to colonel Pratap singh Gurung and Laxmi Gurung. She belonged to an educated family and, therefore, pursued her education at St. Joseph convent school. She says, mother and sister in her school motivated her to do social work and regards Mother Teresa as her huge inspiration. She spent her 20 years teaching in schools in Kathmandu.

Ms. Koirala was married at a very young age. But, her relationship did not work well as she suffered from domestic abuse from her husband. She believed the domestic abuse was the sole reason she had to miscarry her baby there times she felt hopeless and tortured each time. So, she left her husband. She had nowhere to go. The only place where a woman, in that situation, thinks to go is "Maiti". But unfortunately, some women are even thrown out from Maiti. That's when Anuradha felt a need for an organization that would support and shelter those women.

It was April 1993, Anuradha Koirala started "Maiti Nepal" in a small house in Kathmandu with her own savings. "Maiti Nepal" refers to "Mother's home", with an aim of empowering women and protecting them from domestic violence and trafficking, Maiti Nepal was born. Koirala, with her own income, initially started up the organization and helped eight women, who were victims of domestic violence, open their own shop and be independent. The network grew and UNICEF decided to support the organisation. This is how is Maiti Nepal grew from small house organization to multi-branch organization. 

Maiti Nepal now has various branches and a wide range of services. Its vision is to create a society free of sexual and other types of exploitation against children and women. It has been actively working on making their vision come true. It is conducting various activities including social awareness, counselling, participation, skill development, women empowerment, etc. It protects girls form being trafficked and also rescues trafficked girls from brothels in India. After rescuing them, as they are not accepted in their own dogmatic society, Maiti Nepal shelters them, counsels them, and, gives them new life. 

Koirala says, her organisation has been giving an impact on society and she is happy to bring some change in the society from her side. She also says her happiest day will be when Maiti Nepal ceases its existence as it will be the day, society will be free from human trafficking and domestic violence. 

Anuradha Koirala has been awarded 38 National and International awards for her contribution to the society. Some of the best awards she received include Best Social Worker of the Year Award in 1998. Prabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu Medal (Nepal) in 1999, Trishakti Patta Award in 2002, The Courage of Conscience Award from the peace Abbey Foundation in 2006, German UNIFEM prize in 2007, Queen Sofia Silver Medal Award in 2007, CNN Hero Award in 2010. Mother Teresa Award in 2014 and Padma Shree Award in April 2017.

5. Your school/college has allocated some money for purchasing sports goods. Being the General Secretary of the sports club in your school/college, write a letter in about 180 words to Ekta Books and Stationers, Thapathali, Kathmandu, a leading firm dealing in sports, requesting them to supply their trade catalogue. You may mention the items you intend to buy and ask for a discount on the catalogue prices.

6. Suppose you are the General Manager of Udayapur Cement Factory. Issue a press release in approximately 300 words on behalf of the factory about the delay in the product of highest quality cement.

7. Do as instructed within the brackets and rewrite the sentences.
a) This year the whole winter season was dry. There was very .......... (more/ many/few/little) rain. (Choose appropriate word and rewrite the sentence.)
Answer: This year the whole winter season was dry. There was very little rain.

b) The principal along with other experts........... (has/have/was/were) present at the meeting (Rewrite the sentence using correct verb from the brackets)
Answer: The principal along with other experts was present at the meeting.

c) We got wet in the rain. We had an umbrella. (Join the sentences using appropriate connective)
Answer: We got wet in the rain even though we had an umbrella.

d) People ............ think it is interesting but I think it is pathetic. (Use one of are/might/could/should to complete the sentence.)
Answer: People might think it is interesting but I think it is pathetic.

e) The experts go for a walk on Saturdays. (Use often in appropriate place.)
Answer: The experts often go for a walk on Saturdays.

f) Health care in Nepal is not as .................. as it is abroad. (Use 'expensive' appropriately to fill in the blank)
Answer: Health care in Nepal is not as expensive as it is abroad.

g) "You must not ignore your study", said the class teacher to the student. (Change it into indirect speech)
Answer: The class teacher advised the student not to ignore their studies.

h) Parents gave children a bar of chocolate. (Change it into passive voice)
Answer: A bar of chocolate was given to the children by their parents.

i) These leaders have great respect .............. the academicians of the country. (Use since/for/to/by to fill in the blanks.)
Answer: These leaders have great respect for the academicians of the country.

j) This is the house. The house belongs to my uncle. (Join the sentences using on of the appropriate relative pronouns - who/whom/where/which)
Answer: This is the house which belongs to my uncle.

8. Choose and copy the correct answers.
a) The beauty of nature must be praised by all. Here the word beauty is a ....
(i) a noun (ii) adjective (iii) adverb (iv) verb
Answer: a noun

b) Which one of the following words does not take the prefix 'un'?
(i) satisfy (ii) attended (iii) cultured (iv) civilized
Answer: satisfy

c) Which of the following words has correct spelling ?
(i) writing (ii) comming (iii) puting (iv) running
Answer: writing 

d) The antonym of 'deficient' is ..............
(i) faulty (ii) perfect (iii) short (iv) scarce
Answer: perfect

e) Which of the following words has same vowel sound ?
(i) sew, so (ii) cat, men (iii) kite, rate (iv) pan, pen
Answer: sew, so

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