Scoring good marks in languages subject is difficult and so to improve your accuracy level you need one thing and that is practice. Practice can be done by solving more number of sample papers. You can mark your speed and amount of time taken to solve each question. By this you can figure out where you lack behind and accordingly can try to improve it. Following is the example of CBSE English sample paper for class XI for the year 2011:
Sample Paper – 2011
Class – XI
Q. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions by writing the options that you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet.
Fifty years ago people ate ice cream only in summer .Now it is eaten all the year round. It originated in the Orient, centuries before English schoolboys first tasted it. Marco Polo saw people eating ice cream there and brought back the idea to Italy. From Italy the idea was carried to France, It became very popular in France with the rich, and an effort was even made to keep the recipes a secret from the common people. But, of course, they soon learned about this delicious new food and ice cream became popular with everyone. Soon it spread all over the world. The first factory to manufacture ice cream was started in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1851. However, the real development of ice cream and the ice cream business didn’t take place until after 1900 with new developments in refrigeration.
The basis of all ice cream is cream, milk or milk solids, sugar, and sometimes eggs. Vanilla, chocolate, berries, fruit ingredients, and nuts are added as flavors. This is the usual proportion of ingredients in ice cream: about 80 to 85 percent cream and milk products, 15 percent sugar, half to four and a half per cent flavoring, and three-tenths of one per cent stabilizer.
A small amount of gelatin is used in order to retain the smoothness of the ice cream by preventing the formation of ice crystals.
When you eat a third of a pint of vanilla ice cream, you are getting about as much calcium, protein, and vitamin B as are in half a cup of whole milk, and as much vitamin A and calories as are in one cup of milk.
1. The major change towards Ice cream is that
a.it is eaten throughout the year
b.it is eaten as a desert
c.it is eaten in summer
d.it is eaten in winter
2. Ice cream became popular with everyone
a.when the idea was carried from Italy to France
b.when English school boys tasted it
c.when the rich in France started eating it
d.when the common people learned about its recipe
3. The introduction of refrigeration led to the
a.increased consumption of ice cream
b.development of the ice cream business
c.increase in the production of ice cream
d.improvement in the quality of ice cream
4. The smoothness of ice cream is retained by
a. forming ice crystals
b. using a small amount of gelatin
c. using eggs
d. using cream and milk
5. Find a word from the passage that means the same as “tasty”
Q. Read the given poem carefully and answers the questions by writing options you
Consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet against the correct question number.
PETE AT THE ZOO
I wonder if the elephant
Is lonely in his stall
When all the boys and girls are gone
And there is no shout at all,
And there is not one to stamp before,
No one to note his might.
Does he hunch up as I do?
Against the dark of night?
6 . From these lines we understand that the speaker:
a. is fond of the dark
b. is scared of being alone
c. enjoys being alone
d. hates being left alone in the dark
7. The speaker wonders if the elephant is lonely because:
a. all the boys and girls have gone
b. the boys and girls are no longer playing with the elephant
c. the speaker has not visited the elephant
d. the speaker herself is lonely
8. The elephant hunches up because
a. he is tired and lonely
b. his back is aching
c. he is frightened of the dark
d. he is frightened of the other animals
9. With reference to the poem, what does ‘might’ mean?
10. The last two lines suggest that the poet
a. enjoys being alone as she finds the children too noisy
b. likes night because she is not very social
c. does not like night because it makes her feel lonely
d. does not like night because the elephant is not with her
Q . Read the following dialogue and then complete the report by choosing the correct Options from the ones given below. Write your answers in your answer sheet with The correct blank number. Do not copy the dialogue and the report:-
Utkarsh: I have lost my wallet
Inspector: How did you lose it?
Utkarsh: My pocket was picked
Inspector: Where did it happen?
Utkarsh: In the local market, sir.
Utkarsh reported to the inspector (11)_______lost his wallet. The inspector asked him (12) ___________Utkarsh replied (13) ________.The inspector further asked him where it had happened. Utkarsh replied that it had happened in the local market.
11. (a) that I had (c) that he had
(b) That he has (d) that I have
12. (a) How he has lost it (c) how he had lost it.
(b) How had he lost it? (d) How he had lost that
13. (a)my pocket has been picked (c) if his pocket had been picked
(b) That his pocket had been picked (d) whether his pocket has been picked
Q. Complete the following passage by choosing the correct passive forms of the verbs given in brackets from the alternatives given below the passage. Write only your answers in the answer sheet against the blank number.
An exhibition (14) ________ (hold) in Andhra Pradesh. A young girl (15) ________ (ask) not to allow anyone to enter without a ticket. When Nehruji tried to enter without a ticket, she stopped him saying that no one (16) __________ (allow) to enter without a ticket.
14. a) held b) was held c) is held d) will be held
15. a) asked b) was asked c) is asked d) has asked
16. a) allowed b) was allow c) was allowed d) is allowed
Q. Complete the dialogue by choosing the correct alternative from those given below.
Write your answers in the answer sheet against the correct number.
Swati: Your sister is very beautiful. Please tell me (17) _____________.
Mohit: I want to tell you (18) ________.
Swati: Then please tell me (19) _________________.
Mohit: She is in fact my niece who has come to spend her holidays with us.
17. A) what she was doing b) what was she doing?
c) What she is doing d) what is she doing?
18 .a) if she was not his sister b) whether is she not my sister
c) That she is not my sister d) that she was not my sister
19. a) who she is b) whose she is.
c) who is she d) whom she is
20. Ban on smoking
Smoking ____________in all public places.
(a) is banned
(b) has been banned
(c) was banned
(d) will be banned