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Reading (40 Marks )

Purpose

- To find whether the students have obtained the learning outcomes of reading mentioned in the curriculum.

Reading Constructs

- The reading text should test the following reading constructs:

- Reading for gist

1. Reading for specific information/ important details

2. Reading for main ideas and supporting details

3. Reading for deducing the meaning of words.

Number and Types of Texts

1. Two seen texts

(5+10=15) marks. (text types: text given in the textbook)

2. One unseen text carrying 10 marks: (text types: News stories, menus, notices, manuals, advertisements, diary entry, mails, products guides, time tables etc)

3. One unseen text carrying 15 marks (15 marks): (text type: stories, essays, letters, science articles, newspaper articles, book/film reviews etc)

Number of words in the texts

Texts for 5 marks

(approximately 100 words)

Texts for 10 marks

(approximately 200 words)

Texts for 15 marks

(Approximately 300 words)

Types of test items

1. Multiple choice

2. Sequencing

3. Fill in the gaps (without gaps)

4. Matching

5. True/false

6. Short answer questions

Total number of text items =40

Marks per item =1

Time: 1:15 hr

Writing (35 marks)

Purpose

- To find whether the students have obtained the learning outcomes of writing mentioned in the curriculum

Writing constructs

- The writing text should test the following writing constructs:

1. Organization

2. Coherence and cohesion

3. Relevance of the content

4. Appropriateness of the language

5. Grammatical accuracy

6. Style (formal, informal, descriptive, narrative etc)

7. Layout and format

8. Orthographic convention (spelling, punctuation, handwriting, wording, numbers etc)

9. Creativity and originality

Types of test items

1. Guided writing (I): 1x5=5 marks (areas to be covered)

Directions, instructions, obligations and prohibitions, posters, electronics text messages, post cards, advertisements, message of condolence, message of congratulations, menus, recipes. (word limits for this writing will be 75 to 100 words)

2. Guided writing (II): (1x5=5 marks): area to be covered:

Interpretation of (charts, graphs, tables, lists, pictures), short skeleton stories, invitation letters, thanks giving letters, letter of regret, news stories, invitation letters, paragraphs. (Word limits for this writing will be 75 to 100 words)

3. Free writing (I): (1x6=6 marks) (areas to be covered)

Dialogue (with the situation given), paragraph on personal experiences, short stories (only provide either the beginning, ending, title or the moral), views and attitudes (on some current issues of importance) (word limits for this writing will be 100 to 120 words)

4. Free writing (II) (1x8=8 marks) area to be covered:

Letters and emails (personal/informal, official/formal,), essays (descriptive, narrative, cause effect), news paper articles (on a given topic), review (of films, movies, books), broachers/leaflets (on places and events of historical/cultural/religious/social/or tourism importance) (word limits for this writing will be 150 to 200 words)

Criteria for marking

Organization, coherence and cohesion, relevance of the content, appropriateness of the language, grammatical accuracy, style, layout and format, creativity and originality etc.

Grammar

Question Types:

Type 1: Reproduction (1x6=6 marks)

Type 2: Fill in the gaps with the grammar items in a contextual passage (0.5x10=5 mark.

S.N.

Contents

Number of Questions

Type 1

Type 2

1

Articles

1

2

Prepositions

1

3

Tags

1

1

4

Concord

1

5

Transformations

2

6

Tense

1

1

7

Reported Speech

1

1

8

Voice

1

1

9

Connectives

1

10

Conditionals

1

11

Causative Verbs

1

12

Total no. of questions

6

10

Total Marks

6

5

Model Question

Grade: IX Time: 2 hrs. 15 mins. F.M. 75

Subject: English P.M. 30

1. Read the following poem and do the activities that follow. 5

The Wind and the Leaves

“Come, little leaves,” said the wind one day.

“Come over the meadows with me and play.

Put on your dresses of red and gold;

For summer is gone, and the days grow cold.”

Soon as the leaves heard the wind’s lout call,

Down they came fluttering, one and all.

O’er the brown field then they danced and flew,

Singing the soft little song they knew.

Dancing and whirling, the little leaves went,

Winter had called them, and they were content.

Soon, fast asleep on their earthy beds,

The snow laid a coverlet over their heads.

-George Cooper

A. Answer the following questions: (5x1=5)

a. What did the wind ask the leaves to do?

b. How do the leaves look when they are old and ready to drop?

c. When did the snow lay the bedspread over them?

d. In what kind of bed did the leaves finally sleep?

e. What happens to the leaves at last?

2. Read the following text and do the activities given below. 10

The old man had been wrong in his expectations that plot of ground had been given to his father years ago by a Zamindar. One day the Zamindar’s son laid claim to the land. Prodip pal refuse to return it; the matter came before the courts. But young Zamindar had bought the judge and the farmer had to abandon his land and his house.

Further terrible trials lay in store for Prodip Pal and his family. Their legal fight with the Zamindar had left them with only half an acre of good land, which could not produce enough crops to feed thefamily. When they ran out of rice, they survived on the fruits from the three coconut trees and on the vegetable from the high ground that required very little irrigation. There was also the fruit from the jackfruit tree. The pals were thus able to survive for two years.

During the third year, however, disaster struck once more. A parasite destroyed the entire field of rice. To overcome this catastrophe, the father set out on the path that lead to the only bricks house in the village. Nearly, all the inhabitants of the Bankuli had been compelled at some time or other to call on the ‘Mahajan’. He was the key person in the village. He was its banker, its money lander, its powerbroker and very often, its vampire. By mortgaging the family field Prodip obtained a loan of four hundred pounds of rice on condition that he would he returns six hundred pounds after the harvest.

A. Write ‘T’ for true and ‘F’ for false statements: 4x0.5=2

a. Prodip Pal was ready to return the price of land.

b. Coconut trees, vegetable, and jackfruit trees had become the source of his living.

c. Prodip Pal had only a brick house in the village.

d. The plot of ground had been given to his father before.

B. Rewrite the following sentences in the correct order: 4x1=4

a. Prodip lost the legal fight with the Zamindar.

b. He had to abandon his land and his house.

c. Prodip couldn’t spend his life as he expected.

d. He got a loan of four hundred pounds of rice.

C. Answer the following questions: 4x1=4

a. Why did Prodip Pal refuse to return the land to the Zamindar?

b. Who won the legal fight and why?

c. How did Pal’s family survive after they left the land?

d. Why did he go to the brick house?

3. Read the following news story and do the task that follows. 10

Govt to Construct four-lane bridge over Mahakali river

Chitranga Thapa, Mahendranagar

Mar 2, 2017- The government is going to build a four-lane bridge over Mahakali River that borders Nepal and India in Kanchanpr district. The bridge will be constructed under the Road Upgradation Project of the Department of Road (DoR). India’s EXIM Bank is said to provide a soft loan to build the bridge. The undertaking is expected to cost Rs 4.5 billion.

On Tuesday, Physical infrastructure and Transport Minister Ramesh Lekhak inaugurated the Mahakali Bridge Construction Project Office at Mahendranagar. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the bridge will widen the Nepal-India economic ties.

The town of Dodhara Chadani, which is connected to the bordering India town via suspension bridge, could develop in to a major bridge town with the motorable bridge, the minister added. DoR Director General Devendra Karki said the proposed bridge will be 800- meter long with 6 spans.

The construction works will begin shortly, he said, adding that the Detailed Project Report has already been completed and the project officials are presently working on tender documents.

The project chief, Sunil Babu Panta, said the bridge would be constructed 2.5 km upstream from Dodhara-Chadani Suspension bridge.

A.Fill in the blanks with appropriate words/phrases from the news story. (1x5=5)

a. This news story was published on ……

b. The Mahakali Bridge Construction Project Office was inaugurated by …….

c. The town of ….. could develop into a major border town after the construction of the bridge.

d. Devendra Karki is the Director General of …….

e. Project officials have already completed the …..

B. Answer the following questions. (5x1=5)

a. which destrict of Nepal will be link with India by the bridge?

b. How much cost is expected to build the bridge?

c. What does DoR stand foe?

d. when was the Mahakali Bridge Construction Project Office Inaugurated?

e. According to Devendra Karki. How long will be the proposed bridge?

4. Read the advertisement and answer the questions given below: 15

VACANCY ANNOUNCEME

An INGO working in the education sector in Nepal seeks a qualified Nepali national to fill a position of Deputy Director. Duty position of this position is at the INGO‟s office in Kathmandu and will include frequent trips to visit project sites.

Minimum Qualification

· Master‟s or higher Degree in Education, Management, or related field,

· At least 10 years of working experience in organizational management and HR development,

· Proven track record of working with NGOs and GO counterparts,

· Strong leadership capacity and team management skill,

· Consensual management style / democratic decision making skills,

· Excellent English language and report writing skills,

· Experience in the education sector and will be an asset,

· International experience will be considered additional asset.

Expressions of interest should be received before 15 December 2009. Certificates need not be provided at this time. Only short-listed candidates will be notified and called for interviews. Interested applicants may submit cover letter and CV to: nep.ingo@gmail.com

We are an Equal Opportunity provider, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity.

Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

A. Match the words given in column „A‟ with their meaning in column „B‟: 4x1=4

Column ‘A’ Column ‘B’

a) consensual i) willing to work hard

b) asset ii) a small group within a community

c) committed iii) agreeable

d) minority iv) value

B. Fill in the blanks with appropriate words from the advertisement: 4x1=4

a) The INGO works in the field of ……………………

b)The minimum qualification of applicants should be……………

c) ………………….. should be sent to nep.ingo@gmail.com

C. Answer the following questions: 4x2=8

a) For what position is the vacancy announced?

b) What is the minimum work experience of the applicants in related field?

c) What is the dead line of application?

d) How can applicants send their applications?

5. Write a couple of paragraphs on the environment in a classroom for better learning. 5

6. Suppose yourself alone in a dense forest and you didn’t find the way out of it. How do you manage to come out? Write about it. 5

7. Write a dialogue between two friends who are planning for a picnic. Write at least six exchanges. 6

8. You might have watched a movie recently. Prepare a film review on the basis of the following clues: 8

Title …producer… starring… genre… duration… your view about movie…. conclusion.

6. Rewrite the following sentence as directed in the brackets. (6x1=6)

a. You’d rather watch it,,………….? (into tag)

b. She didn’t do her homework. (into simple present)

c. The teacher said to me, “Where are you from?” (into indirect speech )

d. Someone has stolen my purse. (into passive voice)

e. Subu always talks loudly in the class. (into negative)

7. Choose and copy the best answer for the numbered blanks below. [10x0.5=5]

Once upon a time, the people who lived on the coast of Japan …1… (was terrorized/ were terrorized/ have terrorized) by a terrible dragon, which would leap suddenly…2…(into/ to/ out of) the sea and …3…(threaten/ threatened/ had threatened) any children that it found playing on the beach. Up in heavens, Beltana, the goddess of …4…(a/ an/ the/ noyhing) love, observed what …5… (happened/ was happening/ had happened). She felt pity, not only for the people …6… (so/ to/ but) also for the dragon. She thought, “He is so aggressive because he is made …7… (live/ to live/ lived) in solitude in the ocean depths. He can’t be kind, …8… (can he/ is he/ could he) ?, if kindness has not been shown to him.”She came down on the surface of the ocean and summoned the dragon, “…9… (come on to me/ came on to me/ you come on to me), my dear dragon.” The dragon appeared and Beltana drew near and smiled at it. Suddenly it changed to a gentle giant. Had the goddness not shown warmth of love to the dragon, it …10…( will not have changed/ would not have changed/ could have changed). Finally love tamed the best.

English Answer Key class 9.

1. A. If the answer is suitable/right, allocate 1 for each.

i. The wind asked the leaves to play with him in the meadow.

ii. The leaves looked red and gold when they are old and ready to drop.

iii. In winter the snow lay the bedspread over them.

iv. The leaves finally sleep in the earthly bed

v. At last, the snow covers the leaves and the leaves sleep in the earthly bed.

2. A. If the answer is suitable/right, allocate 1 for each.

a. F

b. T

c. F

d. F

B. If the answer is suitable/right, allocate 1 for each .

a. He had to abandon his land and his house.

b. Prodip lost the legal fight with the Zamindar.

c. The Pals were able to survive for two years.

d. The land was destroyed by Parasite.

e. Prodip couldn’t spend his life as he expected.

C. If the answer is suitable/right, allocate 2 for each.

a. Pradip Pal refuse to return the land to the Zamindar because he thought that the land had been given to his father by a Zamindar.

b. Young Zamindar won the legal fight by bribing the judge.

c. Depending on coconut trees, vegetable and jackfruits Pal’s family survive after they left the land.

3. A. If the answer is suitable/right, allocate 1 for each

a. Mar 2, 2017.

b. Physical Infrastuctor and Transport Minister/ Ramesh Lekhak.

c. Dodhara Chandani

d. The Department of Roads.

Detailed Project Report.

B. If the answer is suitable/right, allocate 1 for each

a. Kanchanpur district

b. 4.5 million rupees

c. The Departments of Roads

d. on Tuesday

e. 800 meters

4 A. B. If the answer is suitable/right, allocate 1 for each

a=iii

b=iv

c=i

d=ii

B. If the answer is suitable/right, allocate 1 for each

a. education

b. Master‟s or higher Degree in Education, Management, or related field

c. cover leter and CV

B. If the answer is suitable/right, allocate 2 for each

d

b. 10 years of working experience in organizational management and HR development

c. before 15 December 2009

d. via email

5. This question carries 5 marks. Award marks considering the following aspects

Content/subject matter – 2

Organization: coherence/ cohesion – 1

Correctness of language – 1

Layout and format – 1

6. This question carries 5 marks. Award marks considering the following aspects

Relevance of the content – 3

Correctness of language – 1

Appropriateness of language – 2

7. This question carries 6 marks. Award marks considering the following aspects

Relevance of the content – 3

Correctness of language – 1

Appropriateness of language – 2

8. This question carries 8 marks. Award marks considering the following aspects.

Content – 3

Organization of language – 2

Correctness of language structure and format – 2

Orthographic convention – 1

9. This question carries 6 marks. Award 1 mark for each correct answer.

a. Wouldn’t you?

b. She does her homework.

c. The Teacher said to me, “Where are you from?”

d. My purse has been stolen. (by someone)

e. Subu never talks loudly in the class.

f. …………………………………………

10. This question carries 5 marks. Award 0.5 marks for each correct answer.

1. were terrorized

2. out of

3. threatened

4. X (nothing)

5. was happening

6. but

7. to live

8. can he?

9. come on to me

10. would not have changed

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