1. Write an essay, with outline, of 300-350 words on ONE of the following topics.
(ii) A Pakistani Wedding
(iii) Modern Youth
(iv) Poverty and its Evil
(v) Importance of Social Justice
2. Read the following passage and answer the questions given at the end. Your own constructed answers will fetch you better marks.
The man who is perpetually hesitating which of the two things he will do first, will do neither. The man who resolves but suffers his resolution to be changed by the first counter suggestion of a friend who fluctuates from opinion to opinion, from plan, and veers like a weather-cook to every point of the compass, with every breath of caprice that blows-can never accomplish anything great or useful instead of being progressive to any thing, he will be at best stationary, and more probably retrograde in all. It is only the man who first consults wisely, then resolves firmly and then executes his purpose with inflexible perseverance undismayed by those difficulties which daunt a weaker spirit that can advance to eminence in any time. Take your course wisely, but firmly, and haven taken it, hold upon it with heroic resolution and the Alps and Pyrenees will sink before you. Wavering and fickleness of the mind are not only signs of a weak personality but also symptoms of inferiority complex. Taking a decision promptly and then sticking to it firmly may be the quality found rarely in the selected few but average human beings are quite capable of developing the habit of thinking deeply and wisely and then executing the plans efficiently. It can be achieved through guidance, will power and psychological treatment.
(i) What is the result of indecisiveness?
(ii) Why should a man refrain from changing his plans after taking a firm decision?
(iii) What are the conditions of successful accomplishment of a task?
(iv) What do repeated change in plans show about a man's personality?
(v) Suggest a suitable title for the passage.
(vi) Make a precis of the above passage.
3. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper expressing your grave concern on current wave of terrorism.
4. Correct any FIVE of the following sentences. (No extra attempts will be marked).
(i) We all did not go.
(ii) One should not waste his time.
(iii) This is not such weather which was expected.
(iv) You need not to worry.
(v) He is more better than I.
(vi) This book is superior than that.
(vii) We had have nice tea.
(viii) Either he or his brother are at fault.
(ix) What makes you to look so happy?
(x) Both Nazia as well as Nazish are intelligent.
5. Use any FIVE of the following phrases in sentences. (No extra attempts will be marked)
(i) Bring under
(ii) Kick the bucket
(iii) Jed wood justice
(iv) Off hand
(v) In hot water
(vi) To hold water
(vii) Get away
(viii) Go over
(ix) Look for
(x) To let the cat out of the bag
6. Translate the following into English.