ICSE Class 10 English Language Question paper 2023
Here in this post we are giving the latest 2023 English Language Question Paper for ICSE Class 10 Students. This Question paper will be helpful for the next year class 10 aspirants. This also help the new class students to understand the question pattern for the next ICSE class 10 English Language Examination. We hope this post will helpful for every one.
English Paper – I
Write a composition (300 – 350 words) on any one of the following.
(i) Write an original short story in which two children and their school teacher are the main characters.
(ii) Imagine situation where you get an opportunity to change one thing in your school. What would it be? Why do you want to change it? How would you bring about change.
(iii) School examinations do not test intelligence
Express your views either for or against this statement.
(iv) Your are regular visitor to your school library. Describe your library. Give details of the familiar sights. What do you see and feel as different students come in and check out the books? Why is this place so important?
(v) Study the picture below. Write a story or a description or an account of what is suggest to you. Your composition may be about the subject of the picture, or you may take suggestions from it; however, there must be clear connection the picture and your composition.
Question – 2
Select any of the following :
(i) You have had to shift to a new house recently. Write a letter to your grandmother telling her what you miss about your new house and what you plan to do make it comfortable for yourself
(ii) A certain book/ chapter has been included in your syllabus. You have heard that a film version is now available. Write a letter to the Manager of a film theatre near your school, requesting that the film be shown. Teel him/her why it will be beneficial to the students.
Question – 3
(i) Write a notice the be put in your school informing the pupils of class IX and X about the Remedial Classes to be held after the school hours and asking them to register their names for it.
(ii) Write an email to the Principal of a neighbouring school inviting their pupils to attend the classes if they so wish Give all details of the classes to be held.
Question – 4
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow
That huge bell never stopped ringing. It got us out of fed. If is Summoned us for meals. It rang between class periods , it sent us unwillingly to bed.
Once morning it failed to ring, or rather, there was no bell to ring. Someone had removed it, and it wasn’t found till late in the afternoon.
What a glorious day! As there was no bell to rouse us. everyone got up late and there was no morning PT. Some of us missed breakfast too. The teachers got confused and mixed up their classes. How could the school manage without it, Confusion reigned.
Of course, no one owned up. It could have meant expulsion. Some suspicion fell on the Sports Caption because of our aversion to morning PT, but nothing could be proved.
No one was every anxious to find the bell – we were quite happy without it – but it was finally discovered hanging from a branch of one the trees.
It may have been Mr, Sharma, surmised Brian Mr, Sharma our maths teacher, was known to walk in his sleep. And sleepwalks did funny things sometimes.
It could be Mool Chand himself, suggested Cyrus Satralkar.
Mool Chand was the school chokider, who also had the job of banging the brass bell at appointed times.
Why would he throw it away?’
He must be as fed up with ringing it as we are of hearing it’ This was my theory. Perhaps he wants a rise in salary’
The identity of the culprit remained a mystery. Happily, the senior Hockey team went on a winning spree against all corners, and our month-end exits were restored.
But soon there was another sensation.
A girl was admitted to our class.
The boys were scandalized. No girl had ever studied in our school before. We protested.
What’s the problem? asked Mr, Knight, our class master, ‘Haven’t you seen a girl before?’
But – but. Sir … Tata was our spokesman. How will we concentrate on our studies?
When did you ever concentrate your studies, Tata?
Are we going co-ed, sir” Admas wanted to know.
Not at all. said Mr, Knight, This is a special cases. She is school accounts manager’s daughter. and he can’t afforded the girls school fees. Do I,m sue you’ll make her very welcome.
The accountant was a popular man who also ran the school’s tuck shop and allowed most of us a certain amount of credit. All our objections faded away.
At first. Sunita our new entrant was a bit of a distraction because, although she was very shy and demure. she had lovely curly hair, bright eyes, pink cheeks and a smile for everyone. All the boys were very polite and attentive to her and Brian in particular was always ready to help her.
(i) Foe each word give below choose the correct meaning (as used in the passage) from the options provided:
(ii) Answer the following questions briefly on your own words :
(a) Why did no one confess to having removed the missing
(b) Why did suspicion fail on the sports Captain
(c) What made Brian think tht it was Mr, Sharma
(d) Which sentence in the passage tells you that Mr. Knight thought poorly of Tata’s academic performance?
(e) Why was the accountant a popular man ?
(iii) In not then 50 words describe effects of the lost bell.
Question – (5)
(i) Fill in each of the numbered blanks with correct from the word given in brackets. Do not copy the passage but write in correct serial order the word or phrase appropriate to the blank space.
(i) One night four college students _____ (be) out partying late and did not study for the test scheduled for the next day.
Answer : Were
In the morning, they, (1) _______ (think) of a plan They (2) _________ (make) themselves look dirty with grease and dirt. Then they (3) ________ (go) to the Dean and (4) _______ (say) they (5) _________ (go) out to a wedding last night and on their way back the tyre of their car burst and they had to push the car all way back.
The Dean thought for a minute and said that they could have the re-test after three days . They (6) _______ (thank) him and said they would re ready.
On the day of the test, they were made to sit separate rooms. They agreed as they (7) _______ (prepare) well. But they (8) ______ (get) a rude shock
(ii) Fill in the blanks with appropriate words.
(a) A bird _____ hand is worth two in the bush
(b) The boy is crazy ______ football
(c) She was tired _______ fighting and struggling all the time.
(d) He opted ______ of the race.
(e) We borrowed the bikes _______ our uncle.
(f) The police station is ______ the right
(g) I looked at the stars _____ the telescope
(h) There was an accident __________ the crossroads
(iii) Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and but or, so Choose the correct option.
(1) He Jumped up. He ran away
(a) He jumped up before he ran away
(b) Jumping up, he ran away
(c) He ran away after jumping.
(d) He ran away because he jumped up.
(2) He has failed many times. Still, he hopes to succeed.
(a) He succeeds after he failed many times
(b) Despite of failing, he hopes to succeed
(c) In spite of many failures, he hopes to succeed
(d) He failed many time even thought he hopes to succeed
(3) Do not a jeweller. Do not be a goldsmith
(a) Be neigh a jeweller not be a goldsmith
(b) Be both a jeweller and a goldsmith
(c) Either be a jeweller or a goldsmith
(d) Be a jeweller as well as a goldsmith
(4) A cottager and his wife had a hen. The hen laid an egg every day.
(a) Everyday, a hen laid an egg for a cottager and his wife.
(b) A cottager and his wife had a hen who laid an egg every day.
(c) The cottager and his wife had an egg every day because they had a hen.
(d) A cottager and his wife had a hen which laid an egg every day.
(iv) Re write the following sentence according to the instructions given after each. Make other changes that may be necessary, but do not change the meaning of each sentence. choose the correct option.
(1) He said to me, “I don’t believe you”
(a) He said he doesn’t want to believe me.
(b) He said that he didn’t believe in me.
(c) He said that he didn’t believe in me.
(d) HE said I don’t believe you.
(2) Some boys were helping the wounded man
(a) The wounded man was helping some boys.
(b) The wounded man were helping some boys.
(c) The wounded man was being helped by the some boys.
(d) The wounded boys were helping the man.
(3) He is as wise as Solomon
(a) Solomon was wiser than he is
(b) He and Solomon are wiser
(c) Solomon was the wisest
(d) Solomon was not wiser than he is.
(4) If the boys do not reach the school on time, they will be punished.
(a) Unless the boys reach the school on time, they will not be punished.
(b) Unless the boys are punished, they will not reach the school on time.
(c) Unless the school punished the boys, they will not reach on time.
(d) Unless the boys reach the school on time, they will be punished.
(5) A soon as he reaches home, his friends call him.
(a) Hardly does he reach home when his friends call him.
(b) Hardly had he reached home than his friends called him.
(c) Hardly, he reaches home, this friends call him.
(d) Hardly when he reaches home than his friends call him.
(6) She is weak, but she is courageous.
(a) Despite of being weak she is courageous.
(b) Despite being weak, she is courageous.
(c) Despite being courageous, she is not weak.
(d) Despite weak, she is courageous.
(7) We will never forget what we saw.
(a) Never forget what we see.
(b) Never will we forget what we had seen.
(c) Never will we see what we forget.
(d) Never will we forget what we saw.
(8) Jaswant’s grandfather is too old to take up this job
(a) Jaswant’s grandfather is so old that he could not take up this job.
(b) Jaswant’s grandfather is so old that he cannot take up this job.
(c) Jaswant’s grandfather is so old that he could take up this job.
(d) Jaswant’s grandfather is so old that he can take up this job.
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