CBSE Sample Papers for Final Board Exams Class 9 Communicative English – Paper 4

(For Annual Examination to be held in and after March 2018 and onwards) Based on the latest syllabi and Design of the Question Paper released by the C.B.S.E New Delhi

Strictly based on the Latest Scheme Of Assessement, the latest Syllabus and Design of the Question paper released by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi effective from academic year 2017-18.


SECTION A : READING                                                                                                             (20 MARKS)

Question 1:
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :           [8]
Cancer has emerged as the second-leading cause of death globally after cardiovascular diseases. Proportion of deaths due to cancer around the world increased from 12% in 1990 to 15%> in 2013 while the number of new cases almost doubled in India during the period.
In India, deaths from the disease have increased by 60%, according to the latest report ‘Global Burden of Cancer-2013 ‘, released worldwide on Friday.
Even if we adjust them with the rise of population in India over this period, the new cancer cases have increased by 30% per unit population and dead have risen by 10%, says Lalit Dandona, co-author of the study and Professor at the Public Health Foundation of India and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
In 2013, there were 14.9 million new cancer cases registered globally, whereas 8.2 million people died due to the disease. The report is based on a Global study of 28 cancer groups in 188 countries by a consortium of international researchers from University of Washington and Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.
The report suggests that new cases of virtually all types of cancer are rising in countries globally- regardless of income-but the death rates from cancer are falling in many countries primarily due to its prevention and treatment. However, it says there is a threat of increasing incidence in developing countries due to ill-equipped health systems.
While incidence of breast cancer is highest in India as well as globally, most number of cancer deaths in India are caused due to stomach cancer, which is globally the second most common reason for death.
(a) Name the second leading cause of death in the world. [1]
(b) What did the report ‘Global Burden of Cancer 2013′ claim? [1]
(c) Why are death rates from cancer falling in many countries? [1]
(d) The developing countries have failed to control the deaths from cancer. Give a reason. [1]
(e) What does the report suggest about new cases of all types of cancer? [1]
(f) Which kinds of cancer cases are highest in India? [1]
(g) Name the cancer that causes most number of deaths. [1]
(h) Out of 14.9 million new cancer cases registered globally, how many have succumbed
to the disease?   [1]

Question 2:
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :         [12]
Modern food has become our enemy. We have become so slavish to taste and presentation that we eat food for its entertainment value, not for its nutritional benefit. Even as health awareness is increasing, the variety of junk and nutritionless food is also increasing. Each restaurant boasts of a new cuisine, which is a mixture of refined flour, oil and sugar. Pasta, noodles, white rice, white bread and maida based products like pizzas, burgers, naan and rumali rod are the main options in Italian, Chinese, Indian or Mexican cuisines. The vegetarian dishes are either overcooked or have a lot of corn starch and fat. The non-vegetarian dishes are either white- sauce based or made in rich gravies.
People are trying to lose weight by eating less in the day, so that they can accommodate such foods in the night. They skip breakfast and lunch so that they can satisfy their taste buds in the night with a family dinner. Perfect health, however, cannot be achieved by a process of eating less and not eating. The idea is to nourish the body. You might achieve some weight loss but you will also lose out on your health.
Therefore, whilst embarking upon any weight loss programme, remember that health is so much more than just weight loss, at the same time achieving ideal body weight in a healthy way does provide a basis for achieving perfect health.
Our weight is a balancing act, but the equation is simple: If you eat more calories than you bum, you gain weight. And if you eat fewer calories than you bum, you lose weight. All too often, we make weight loss much more difficult than it needs to be with extreme diets that leave us cranky and starving, unhealthy lifestyle choices that undermine our dieting efforts, and emotional eating habits that stop us before we get started. But there s a better way! You can lose weight without feeling miserable. By making smart choices every day, you can develop new eating habits and preferences that will leave you feeling satisfied and winning the battle of the bulge.
(a) Explain why the writer complains that we have become slavish to taste and presentation. What is he warning us of?     [2]
(b) One can lose weight the wrong way. How? [2]
(c) What is it that the writer wants us to remember? Why? [2]
(d) What equation is drawn to highlight our weight as a balancing act? [2]
(e) What is meant by ‘nourish’? (Para 2) [1]
(f) What is meant by ‘undermine’? [1]
(g) Find the word opposite in meaning to ‘happy’ in the [1]
(h) Find the word opposite in meaning to ‘neither’ in the passage. (Para 1)   [1]

SECTION B : WRITING AND GRAMMAR                                                           (30 MARKS)

Question 3:
Last Sunday you went to an adventure park along with your friends and enjoyed yourself. Then you had dinner at a popular restaurant. Write a diary entry for that day in about 100-120 words.   [8]

Question 4:
Develop a story in about 200-250 words with the following beginning. Also give a suitable title.         [12]
Raman and Seema were very busy working in a multinational company earning a very handsome salary but they didn’t have the time to…………….

Question 5:
Complete the passage by choosing the correct option from those given below : [ ½ x 6 = 3]
First drought and then floods. It’s like (a)________ curse on fanners of North Karnataka grappling (c)__________ devastated homes, lost lives and hunger.The bad news is (d)_________ the entire rabi crop (e)__________   been completely washed away and over 70 per cent of the kharif crop sown earlier is also lost because of (f)_________ prolonged drought and then water logging for 3-4 days during the floods.

Question 6:
The following passage has not been edited. One word is missing in each line. Identify the missing word and write it in your answer sheet. Remember to put a slash (/) before the missing word.     [4]

Question 7:
Rearrange the following words and phrases to make meaningful sentences.     [3]
(a) almost / appears / a / new bom / to be / baby / sleeping / time / all / the
(b) stays awake / less / it sleeps / and / longer
(c) have to / adjust / to / pattern / of / their / mothers / sleep


Question 8:
Read one of the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow :   [4]
And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part.
(a) Which stage of life is being referred to here?
(b) What does the poet mean by ‘good capon lined’?
(c) How does he show his wisdom?
(d) What do the words ‘with eyes severe and beard of formal cut’ indicate?


I chatter over stony ways,
in little sharps and trebles,
I bubble into eddying bays,
I babble on the pebbles.
(a) How does the brook flow over stony ways?
(b) What happens to the brook when it joins the eddying bays?
(c) How does it babble on the pebbles?
(d) Why are the bays called eddying?

Question 9:
Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words :                                       [2 x 4=8]
(a) In what way was Harold different from other children?
(b) ‘It was like lighting a fuse : Duke shimmied himself U-shaped in anticipation.’ Explain.
(c) Explain the fact that the poet laughed at her mother’s teeth.
(d) Who was the passenger of chair no. 9? What did he suddenly do?

Question 10:
Answer one of the following questions in about 100-120 words :       [8]
The principles and values which the Bishop displayed seem to have become old fashioned and redundant in modem life. Express your views emphasising the values like forgiveness, compassion and truth in life.


What kind of attitude does the brook reflect in general, towards the various situations that it comes across on its journey towards the river? What message do we get from it?

Question 11:
Answer one of the following questions in about 150-200 words :     [10]
Who plotted against Gulliver? What was the punishment suggested by them?


Elaborate on the character of the Emperor of Lilliput.


Why do you think the writer tells so many stories about towing? How do they help the progress of the plot and explain human foibles?


On many occasions, we tend to behave like George while trying to get the opinion of others. Do we accept it whole-heartedly in the right spirit? Give valid reasons to substantiate your answer.    

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