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Dr. MGR University 2009 to 2015 Question Papers Paper IX ENGLISH

Dr. MGR University  February 2009 Question Paper
Subject : Paper IX – ENGLISH

[KU 830] Sub. Code: 4890
B.Sc (Nursing) DEGREE EXAMINATION
(For Trained Nurses)
First Year
Non-Semester
Paper IX – ENGLISH
Q.P. Code : 684890
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks
Answer All questions.
I. Rewrite the following sentences as directed: (25 x 1 = 25)
1 to 4. change the sentences into active or passive voice.
1. I know him very well (into passive).
2. The postman is delivering letters (into passive).
3. English was taught by the professor (into Active).
4. A parcel has been sent by Geetha (into Active).
5 to 8 fill in the blanks with the verbs in correct tense.
5. Mary _________ (go) to the church on Sundays.
6. My grandfather ________(be) ill since Monday.
7. Ramesh who _____ (be) a star football player is now very sick.
8. The doctors ______(ask) to submit the postmortem report in two days.
9 to 12 change the sentences into indirect speech:
 9. Saravanan said to Abdul, “ I shall return your camera tomorrow”.
10. The husband said to his wife, “ Have you finished cooking”.
11. The doctor said to the patient, “ Don’t eat fat contents”.
12. The servant said to the neighbour, “ Alas! My master is dead!”.
13 to 16 fill in the blanks with the proper verb.
13. You and I _____ (am/are) good friends.
14. One of my friends (have/has) a car.
15. Either my friend or my sister (has/have) taken my book.
16. Recent movies (do/does) not interest me.
17 to 20. Do as Directed:
17. We worked hard to pass the examination (into complex sentence).
18. She came ___ train (use a preposition).
19. No, I can’t (Frame a Yes or No question).
20. He spoke well (Frame a question using “How”).
21 to 25. Correct the mistakes in the following sentences.
21. Gas is more cheaper than electricity.
22. The train departured at 8.30 p.m. from Madurai.
23. She is guilty. Isn’t it?
24. He plays both the violin as well as the guitar.
25. Misfortunes did not effect him very much.
II. 1 – 10 Give the meaning of the words/ Phrases: (10 x 1 = 10)
 1. Geriatrics .
 2. Pyrosis.
 3. Parasiticide.
 4. Malleus.
 5. Exudate.
 6. Delirium.
 7. Ganglion.
 8. Silicosis.
 9. Haemophilia.
10. Varicella.
11 – 20. Frame sentences using the given words/Phrases: (10 x 1 = 10)
11. Haughty.
12. Abide by.
13. Hilarious.
14. Superb.
15. Ancient.
16. Rare.
17. Hectic.
18. Give up.
19. Big hand.
20. Perplexed.
III. Write Short notes on any FIVE questions based on the prescribed
 text: (5 x 2 = 10)
1. Write a short note on Miss. Sullivan’s personal qualities.
2. What made Agatha’s Mother scream?
3. What was the diagnosis for Megan’s condition?
4. According to the author, What was the real reason behind the
 Jharkhand agitation?
5. The causes and treatment of intestinal obstruction.
6. Listening to birds is a fanatastic experience.
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IV. Summarise the given passage to one third of its length. Give a
 suitable title: (1 x15=15)
Reading skills have dominated the English language learning scenario
in India. The main reason for this is, it opens avenues of knowledge for
all disciplines of study by giving access to book and journals. Proficiency
in reading contributes to one’s intellectual development.
Apart from helping one gains academic excellence, reading introduces
many to a world of thought and fancy. It widens their horizon and gives
them an edge over others in social and professional settings. Another
advantage of reading is that it exposes readers to good style and rich
vocabulary, which have a positive impact on communicative competence.
For an alert reader, it is a natural way of assimilating language use and
usage.
A good reader is one who reads fast and clearly understands the
content. It takes a lot of effort and persistence to improve one’s reading
skills. Here are a few points that would help you improve your reading
speed. One should read silently and vocalize or move the muscles of
articulation like lips, tongue etc while reading. This habit of vocalizing
cuts down the reading speed to the rate at which they pronounce the
words. Good readers do not regress. Regression is going back to what
they have already read. Apart from losing time, regression affects the
ability to comprehend the matter clearly. So unless the passage has
complex content/language one must not regress. If one has acquired a
rich vocabulary the perception speed will naturally increase. The reason
for this is that known words are quick conveyers of thought and so the
tendency to regress will be less.
Another important aspect that enhances one’s reading skill is getting
interested and involved in what one reads. One must draw upon the
network of previous knowledge at one’s disposal and apply it to the
present. This would quicken the pace of processing the new information
and thereby increase the reading speed. It is important to be sure of the
purpose of reading. This would help readers to look for specific things
and prevent them from wandering through print in a haze. Depending on
the purpose and must choose the reading strategy. The purpose should
decide which reading- browsing or scanning or study reading would
bring in maximum benefit to the reader.
V. Letter Writing : (1 x 15 = 15)
Your friend is suffering from diabetes. Write a letter to him, encouraging
him and advising him regarding diet and daily routine.
VI. Write the essay in about 350 words on ONE of the topics given
 below: (1 x 15 = 15)
(a) Service to sick is service to God.
(b) Role of women in modern India
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Dr. MGR University  August 2009 Question Paper
Subject : Paper IX – ENGLISH

[KV 830] Sub. Code: 4890
B.Sc (Nursing) DEGREE EXAMINATION
(For Trained Nurses)
First Year
Non-Semester
Paper IX – ENGLISH
Q.P. Code : 684890
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks
Answer All questions.
I. Rewrite the following sentences as directed: (25 x 1 = 25)
1 to 4. change the sentences into active or passive voice.
1. The mason is building the wall. (into passive).
2. Who did this? (into passive).
3. The gate was opened by the peon. (into Active).
4. The work will be finished by him in a fortnight. (into Active).
5 to 8 fill in the blanks with the verbs in correct tense.
5. The plane _________ at 3.30 (arrive).
6. I will phone you when he _______ (come) back.
7. I _____ (see) you one of these days.
8. It is ________ (go) to rain.
9 to 12 change the sentences into indirect speech:
 9. He said to me, “What are you doing”?
10. “Where do you live?” Asked the stranger
11. He shouted, “Let me go”.
12. He said, “My master is writing letters”.
13 to 16 fill in the blanks with the proper verb.
13. All failed except _____ (he, him).
14. This is one of the songs that _______ (was, were) most popular.
15. Ambition is one of those passions that _____(is, are) never satisfied.
16. __________ are you speaking to? (Who, Whom)
17 to 20. Do as Directed:
17. Silver is not so precious as gold (change into comparative sentence).
18. I am here. ________ ? (use a Question tag).
19. No, I can’t (Frame a Yes or No question)
20. I like my mother very much. (Frame a question using “Whom”).
21 to 25. Correct the mistakes in the following sentences.
21. The scissor is blunt.
22. Sarala has no issues.
23. Stop to write.
24. I beg you leave.
25. They went to Banaras in train.
II. 1–10 Give the meaning of the words/ Phrases: (10 x 1 = 10)
 1. Militancy.
 2. Treachery.
 3. Anthropologist.
 4. Emesis.
 5. Interventions.
 6. Cyanotic.
 7. Obsession.
 8. Grit.
 9. Numb.
10. Clemency.
11–15. Pick out the equivalent (Synonym) of the following words:
 (5x 1 = 5)
11. Longevity: a) living long b) the period of living c) diseased life.
12. Shifting: a) Penetrating b) Piercing c) changing.
13. Ups and downs: a) Merits and demerits b) successes and failures
c) joys and sorrows
14. Splendour: a) excitement b) grandeur c) jubilation
15. Perpetuate: a) immortalize b) tyrannize c) deride
III. Write Short notes on any FIVE questions based on the prescribed
 text: (5 x 3 = 15)
1. What is the meaning of I came, I saw, I conquered as the first baby in
 the family always does?
2. What are the precautions to be taken before transporting a burns
 patient?
3. Why did Jimmy want to give away his tools?
4. Why is Mrs.Johnson”s awakening described as ‘dramatic’?
5. What is the meaning of ‘mind and body healing’ mentioned in helping
 hands.
6. When and how did the nurse understand the reason behind Mr.
 Conner’s refusal to write?
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IV. Summarise the given passage to one third of its length. Give a
 suitable title: (1 x 15 = 15)
After every Holi I can’t help wondering. We celebrate the festival of
colours by throwing bright and vibrant colours all over each other and
then what happens? We end up looking like complete horrors! Many
species of birds too celebrate the coming of spring by adorning
themselves in equally bright and vibrant colours and end up looking
stunning!
What’s the reason behind all these dazzling colours and displays - not
that anyone is complaining! Well, the first reason is that the bird’s
colours serve as a badge of identification for the species (and for us) and
ensure that no dreadful interbreeding mistakes are made. Secondly, male
birds are snappy, flashy dressers in order to impress the female birds and
to better their chances of breeding. (of course, there is also the song and
dance that follows to clinch the deal!) female birds, on the other hand, are
more soberly clad because it won’t do to be gaudily multicoloured while
sitting on a clutch of eggs or chicks – that would be like a restaurant’s
neon invitation to a passing predator.
Colours even help in chick feeding. Most young birds have yawning
gapes, usually in bright papaya colours, to help their mothers put the food
in the right place. In some cases, you can say the compliment is returned.
The chicks of the herring gull for example, know where their meals are
by the red spot on the bills of their parents. Many birds, especially sea
birds and those that fly great distances, have dark or black tipped wings
because the pigments that cause the black colour make them more
resistant to wear and tear.
V. Letter Writing : (1 x 15 = 15)
Write a letter to you bank manager requesting cheque book facility for
your account
VI. Write the essay in about 350 words on ONE of the topics given
 below: (1 x 15 = 15)
 (a) Spreading greenery for a healthy living.
 (b) Cell phone – A boon or bane.
*******

Dr. MGR University  February 2010 Question Paper
Subject : Paper IX – ENGLISH

[KW 830] Sub. Code: 4890
B.Sc (Nursing) DEGREE EXAMINATION
(For Trained Nurses)
First Year
Non-Semester
Paper IX – ENGLISH
Q.P. Code : 684890
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks
Answer All questions.
I. Rewrite the following sentences as directed: (25 x 1 = 25)
1 to 4. change the sentences into active or passive voice.
 1. Most of us ate rice. (into passive).
 2. He helps me. (into passive).
 3. The cup might be won by us. (into Active).
 4. My clothes are washed by her. (into Active).
5 to 8 fill in the blanks with the verbs in correct tense.
 5. Your friend _________ (call) here three times since this morning.
 6. Rice _______ (cost) rupees five a kilo in my town.
 7. Father _____ (dig) in the garden for two hours this morning.
 8. I ________ (arrive) in Delhi the day after tomorrow.
9 to 12 change the sentences into indirect speech:
 9. ‘I have come to ask for a scholarship,’ the boy said.
10. He says, ‘I am going to Mumbai’.
11. Ram said, “I am leaving my umbrella here’.
12. The teacher said, ‘The earth pulls objects towards its centre’.
13 to 16 fill in the blanks with the proper verb.
13. I _____ (am, was) ten year old then..
14. Sankar, accompanied by his two sons, _________ (is, are) going on a
 tour abroad.
15. A lot of trees ___ (has, have) fallen down in the storm.
16. Every one of the boys ______ (was, were) present in class.
17 to 20. Do as Directed:
17. He took his walking stick. He locked the door. He went out. (change
 into compound sentence).
18. Kumar died ________ cancer. (use a Preposition).
19. Yes, it is. (Frame a Yes or No question)
20. The prisoner escaped from jail. (Frame a question using “How”).
21 to 25. Correct the mistakes in the following sentences.
21. Kindly excuse me to my mistake.
22. Don’t buy these four orange.
23. Have you ever traveled in a aeroplane?
24. Medical science has conquered many danger diseases.
25. The car was going very fastly.
II. 1 – 10 Give the meaning of the words/ Phrases: (10 x 1 = 10)
 1. Supine.
 2. Impending.
 3. Thrombosis.
 4. Nonviable.
 5. Incontinence.
 6. Cholecystitis.
 7. Anticholinergic.
 8. Health.
 9. Tragi.
 10. Volatile.
11 – 20. Frame sentences using the given words/phrases: (10 x 1 = 10)
11. Undertake.
12. Anxiously.
13. Control.
14. Unwise.
15. dreadful.
16. Extraordinary.
17. Hopeful.
18. Self-respecting.
19. Problem.
20. Disguise.
III. Write Short notes on any FIVE questions based on the prescribed
 text: (5 x 2 = 10)
1. How did the nurses interpret Mr.Connor’s refusal to write?
2. Describe a deep penetrating wound from the text.
3. How does Helen describe the seasons?
4. Did Jimmy open the safe? Did Annabel marry Jimmy?
5. According to the author what is the real reason behind the Jharkhand
agitation.
6. How do we identify the muscle damage due to severe burns?
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IV. Summarise the given passage to one third of its length. Give a
 suitable title: (1 x 15 = 15)
“Cloudy, with scattered showers throughout the day’. What does
one do when the weather forecast on the air tells us this early in the
morning? I don’t know what others do or don’t do, I take my umbrella
with me to work.
For some of us it is interesting and useful to know the day’s
weather in advance. It helps us get ready for the day. But for some people
this is much more important. Farmers can plan their work in the fields
better and housewives can time their shopping or washing to make it
more fruitful. And all this depends on the accuracy of our weather
forecasts.
A lot of work takes place in weather stations in different parts of
the world to give us as accurate a forecast as possible. The smaller
weather stations report their observations on in temperature, barametric
pressure, cloud conditions, etc. to the central weather stations. These
observations are then analysed by expert meteorologists who make
predictions on weather at regular intervals. It is not every forecast that
comes true of course, on all days, but most do.
V. Letter Writing : (1 x 15 = 15)
Write a letter to your friend congratulating her/him on her/his having
stood first in the B.Sc (N) final examination
VI. Write an essay in about 350 words on ONE of the topics given
 below: (1 x 15 = 15)
(a) Education for women.
(b) On being a leader.
*******

Dr. MGR University  August 2010 Question Paper
Subject : Paper IX – ENGLISH

[KX 830] Sub. Code: 4890
B.Sc (Nursing) DEGREE EXAMINATION
(For Trained Nurses)
First Year – Non – Semester
Paper IX – ENGLISH
Q.P. Code : 684890
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks
Answer All questions.
I. Rewrite the following sentences as directed: (25X1=25)
 1 to 4. change the sentences into active or passive voice.
1. They conducted a work-shop. (into passive).
2. I am painting the rooms. (into passive)
3. We were given a grand welcome by them. (into active).
4. The children are taught by the teacher. (into active).
5 to 8 fill in the blanks with the verbs in correct tense.
5. Sheila _______ (sleep) since morning.
6. I _______ (cook) when the telephone rang.
7. My mother _______ (speak) only tamil.
8. The sun _______ (rise) in the east.
9 to 12 change the sentences into indirect speech:
9. The man said “where is the railway station?”
10. Mother said “I am going to the market”.
11. Prince Charles said “How beautiful Diana was!”
12. Tendulkar said, “I don’t play tennis”.
13 to 16 fill in the blanks with the proper verb.
13. Everyone _______ (is/are) waiting for the chief guest.
14. My friend and I _______ (has/have) planned a trip to Yelagiri.
15. Either Amitha Bachan or I _______ (am/is) invited for the function.
16. The lady walked _______ the park. (Fill in with a preposition)
17 to 20 Do as directed
17. I explained in detail. He did not understand (Into compound sentence).
18. She baked a cake for Christmas. (Frame a yes or no question).
19. The blue car belongs to my father. (Frame a question using whose).
20. I heard the cry. I ran to help the child from the dog. (into complex sentence).
21 to 25 Correct the mistakes in the following sentences:
21. The furnitures in this house is old.
22. They may turn back tomorrow.
23. Kumar is interested to paint a lot of scenaries.
24. The President as well as the members were present.
25. Those scissors is very blunt.
II. 1 – 10 Give the meaning of the words/ Phrases: (1X 5 = 5)
1. Hypovolemia.
2. Validate.
3. Hiatus.
4. Myxedema.
5. Uremia.
6. Mortal.
7. Hysterectomy.
8. Fragile.
9. Mastectomy.
10. Perspire.
11 – 20. Frame sentences using the given words/phrases: (10X 1 = 10)
11. on behalf of
12. detest
13. infected with
14. proficient
15. object
16. disadvantage
17. appreciate
18. heard about
19. prevail
20. stern
III. Write Short notes on any FIVE questions based on the prescribed
text: (5X 2 = 10)
1. Why is an automatic blood pressure monitor needed in the burn’s unit?
2. How did the nurse interpret Mr. Connor’s refusal to speak?
3. There were bars still, it is true but bars that could be broken in time. What does this
statement tell you about Helen?
4. What was Jummy’s new name? What did he do in Elmore?
5. Why didn’t Matt report his persistent stomach pain?
6. Why did Claire thank the nurse when she visited them after two years?
IV. Summarise the given passage to one third of its length. Give a suitable title: (1X15=15)
Hawa Bashi was sure that her son, Hari would die soon. An emaciated two-year old with
the resigned gaze of a life-weary elder, Hari had lost his appetite. Even worse, he seemed to have
lost the will to live. His bone-thin legs could no longer hold him up; his mother had to hold him
as Hari sat slumped under the shade of a thorny tree near the village of Shegek Karo. Bashi’s own
village, Bahimi, just a few kilometers from, had been bombed, looted and burned in the summer
of 2003 by the Sudanese Army and the mounted Janjaweed militia, which the government of
Sudan has employed to fight a more-than-two-year-old rebellion in Darfur. (Janjaweed is an
Arabic colloquialism for “a man with a gun on a horse.”Janjaweed militiamen are primarily
members of nomadic lighter-skinned Arab tribes who’ve been at odd with Darfur’s settled
“African” farmers, who are darker skinned.)
The World Health Organization estimates that between March and October 2004, about
70,000 Darfuris died of disease and malnutrition in camps, and it forecast that between 6000 and
10,000 would die every month. This figure doesn’t include those killed in attacks and massacres
perpetrated by government forces and the Janjaweed. The number of dead may in fact be 250,000
to 300,000. In addition, about 1.8 million have been driven from their homes as a result of the
government campaign to suppress the rebellion. The United States has accused the Sudanese
Government of genocide.
Even though Bashimi and much of the other northern Darfur countryside is now under
the tenuous control of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) and other rebel groups, Hawa Bashi and
hundreds of thousands of other women and children are too terrified of government forces and
their Janjaweed allies to return to their villages. They have scattered around the countryside, in
the desert and the rocky hills, making new ‘homes’ in the shade of trees the locals call kitra. But
this survival strategy has been slowly killing the weakest: small children and the elderly.
V. Letter Writing : (1X15=15)
 Write a letter to the Corporation complaining about absence of street light in your area.
VI. Write an essay in about 350 words on ONE of the topics given below: (1X15=15)
(a) Has English become an International Language.
(b) The advantages of reading.
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Dr. MGR University  February 2011 Question Paper
Subject : Paper IX – ENGLISH

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[KY 830] Sub. Code: 4890
POST BASIC BACHELOR OF SCEINCE IN NURSING
DEGREE EXAMINATION
First Year – Non – Semester
Paper IX – ENGLISH
Q.P. Code : 684890
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks
Answer All questions.
I. Rewrite the following sentences as directed: (25X1=25)
 1 to 4. change the sentences into active or passive voice.
1. The President greeted the nation. (into passive)
2. The gardener is watering the plants. (into passive)
3. The patient was examined by the doctor. (into active)
4. The examinations are conducted by the University. (into active)
5 to 8 fill in the blanks with the verbs in correct tense.
5. I _______ (work) since the year 1996.
6. The train _______ (leave) when I reached the station.
7. Hari _______ (meet) his friends every Sunday.
8. My mother _______ (drink) only milk.
9 to 12 change the sentences into indirect speech:
9. The lady said “I am watching a movie”.
10. They told us “You are leaving tomorrow”.
11. Sheela said” Are you comfortable”?
12. “Please open the door”
13 to 16 fill in the blanks with the proper verb.
13. Everybody _______ (is / are) in the room.
14. The people _______ (has / have) been warned about the Tsunami.
15. Either my sister or my parents _______(has / have) sent the parcel.
16. Time and tide _______ (Wait / Waits) for no man.
17 to 20 Do as directed
17. It was raining heavily. I did not go out. (Into complex sentence)
18. The train passed _______ the tunnel. (Use a preposition)
19. He took the medicines after lunch. (Frame a yes or no question)
20. My friends live in America. (Frame a question using ‘where’)
21 to 25 Correct the mistakes in the following sentences:
21. You must return back the books in two day.
22. The old man divided his property among his two sons.
23. The luggage’s are so heavy. I cannot carry them.
24. The meeting is at 5 P.M in the evening.
25. Kumar is interested to paint a lot of scenaries.
II. 1 – 10 Give the meaning of the words/ Phrases: (1X 5 = 5)
1. Escharotomy.
2. Debridement.
3. Remission.
4. Look into.
5. Motility.
6. Paradoxically.
7. Overt.
8. Look for.
9. Contour.
10. Uremia. (PTO)
11 – 20. Frame sentences using the given words/phrases: (10X 1 = 10)
11. Enthusiastic.
12. Unbelievable.
13. Popular.
14. Take up.
15. Unheard of.
16. Opportunity.
17. In position.
18. Instead of.
19. Expensive.
20. Careless.
III. Write Short notes on any FIVE questions based on the prescribed
text: (5X 2 = 10)
1. What were the first three steps taken by the medical team which attended Tom Crane?
2. Describe Helen Keller’s house.
3. Why did Jimmy Valentine decide to meet his friend Paul at Sullivan’s place?
4. Who is Shivaprasad and what is his strange passion?
5. Name the special hospital for children in Australia? Describe its special features.
6. Why did Claire ask the nurse to go with Matt to the surgery?
IV. Summarise the given passage to one third of its length. Give a suitable title: (1X15=15)
At Harefield Hospital in West London, 19 - year – old Debbie Leonard was being
prepared for one of the most complicated operations yet attempted in Britain – heart and lung
transplant. A hole in her heart since her birth had caused blood to circulate through her lungs at
high pressure. This led to a thickening of the lungs, making it difficult for her to take in oxygen.
She could barely walk 100 metres with out becoming breathless. Now, after an eight-month wait,
a heart and lung donor had become available.
In a South London hospital 30 kilometres away, heart surgeon Magdi Yacoub waited for
the telephone call that would tell him Debbie was in the operation theatre. Nineteen months
earlier, the Egyptian-born doctor had performed Britain’s first heat-lung transplant. This one, on
July 3, 1985, was his fifteenth and the first in which donor and recipient were not in the same
hospital. To overcome the formidable problem posed by this separation, Yacoub had led his team
dead donor to support the transplant organs.
Now began four hours of intricate surgery by a team of more than 20 surgeons,
anaesthetists, nurses and technicians. Debbie’s heart and lungs had to be removed with
meticulous care, particularly when serving the nerves running down from the back of her neck;
the smallest slip of the knife could affect her breathing and swallowing, or paralyse her vocal
cords. Then the new heart and lungs had to be painstakingly connected. “A beautiful sight – a
perfect fit, “murmured Yacoub as the stitches went in.
At 3 am Debbie was taken to intensive care. At 11 am the ventilation tube was extracted
from her throat and she was breathing naturally. Her new lungs were working perfectly – and still
do.
V. Letter Writing : (1X15=15)
 Your college is in need of an over head projector and other audio visual aids. Write a
letter to the Director requesting him to provide the necessary aids.
VI. Write an essay in about 350 words on ONE of the topics given below: (1X15=15)
(a) Are computers essential for nurses?
(b) The internet and education today.
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Dr. MGR University  August  2011 Question Paper
Subject : Paper IX – ENGLISH

[KZ 830] Sub. Code: 4890
POST BASIC BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING DEGREE
EXAMINATION
First Year - Non Semester
(For candidates admitted from 2004-2005 onwards)
Paper IX – ENGLISH
Q.P. Code : 684890
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks
Answer All questions.
I. Rewrite the following sentences as directed: (25X1=25)
 1 to 4. change the sentences into active or passive voice.
1. He writes poems. (into passive)
2. She is making tea. (into passive)
3. My watch was stolen by someone. (into active)
4. Karna was killed by Arjuna. (into active)
5 to 8 fill in the blanks with the verbs in correct tense.
5. The sun _______ (rise) in the east.
6. He never talks while he _______ (drive) a car.
7. I _______ (write) a letter to him yesterday.
8. He _______ _______ since 4’o clock.
9 to 12 change the sentences into indirect speech:
9. She said, “I was knitting the socks”.
10. Ram told me, “I can solve the problem”.
11. Raja says that he likes reading books.
12. “Please give me some food”, the beggar said.
13 to 16 fill in the blanks with the proper verb.
13. Gulliver’s travels _______ (is / was) written by Swift.
14. Balu, Suresh and David _______ (has/have)come.
15. Sita, more than her classmates, _______ (is / are).
16. Either the cat or the dog _______ (has/had) been there.
17 to 20 Do as directed
17. I heard the cry. I ran to help the child from the dog. (into complex sentence)
18. Balu went to the post office. He bought some stamps. (into compound sentence)
19. Arun gave this book. (frame a yes or no question)
20. I am going to Chennai (frame a question using ‘where’)
21 to 25 Correct the mistakes in the following sentences:
21. The quality of mangoes was not good.
22. The old man divided his property among his two sons.
23. Manikandan is interested to paint a lot of scenaries.
24. The president as well as the members were present.
25. The committee has its report.
II. 1 – 10 Give the meaning of the words/ Phrases: (10X 1 = 10)
1. Mortal.
2. Anxious.
3. Hysterectomy.
4. Eccentric.
5. Evidently.
6. Fragile.
7. Popular.
8. Mastectomy.
9. Perspire.
10. Uremia. (PTO)
11 – 20. Frame sentences using the given words/phrases: (10X 1 = 10)
11. On behalf of.
12. detest.
13. Infected with.
14. Proficient.
15. Object.
16. lookafter.
17. Sufficient.
18. Not only.
19. Abrupt.
20. Put off.
III. Write Short notes on any FIVE questions based on the prescribed
text: (5X 2 = 10)
1. How did the Jarkhandis protect their forests?
2. What are the signs and symptoms of intestinal obstruction?
3. List the things done to draw Matt out when he was admitted in the hospital.
4. What was Helen Keller’s main problem when she grew older and how did she react to it?
5. Why should the burn patients be covered with sterile towels?
6. How did the nurses interpret Mr.Conner’s refusal to write?
IV. Summarise the given passage to one third of its length. Give a suitable title: (1X15=15)
A great part of Arabia is desert. Here there is nothing but sand and rock. The sand is so
hot that you cannot walk over it with your bare feet in the day time. Here and there in the desert
are springs of water that come from deep under the ground – so deep that the sun cannot dry them
up. These springs are few and far apart, but wherever there is one, green grass very soon covers
the ground all around it. Soon fig trees and palm trees grow tall and graceful, making a cool,
shady place around the spring. Such a place is called an oasis.
The Arabs who are not in the cities live in the desert all the year round. They live in tents
that can be put up and taken down very easily and quickly, so that they can move from one oasis
to another, seeking grass and water for their sheep, goats, camels and horses. These desert Arabs
eat ripe, sweet figs and also the dates that grow on the palm trees; they dry them too and use them
as food all the year round.
These Arabs have the finest horses in the world. An Arab is very proud of his riding he
loves his wife and children. He never puts heavy loads upon his horse, and often lets him stay in
the tent with his family.
V. Letter Writing : (1X15=15)
Write a letter to the Principal of the Nursing College, where you studied requesting for a
testimonial.
VI. Write an essay in about 350 words on ONE of the topics given below: (1X15=15)
(a) My favourite tourist destination.
(b) Rehabilitation of earthquake victims.
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Dr. MGR University  February 2012 Question Paper
Subject : Paper IX – ENGLISH

[LA 830] Sub. Code: 4890
POST BASIC BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
Non Semester
(For candidates admitted from 2004-2005 onwards)
Paper IX – ENGLISH
Q.P. Code : 684890
Time : Three hours Maximum : 75 marks
Answer All questions.
I. Rewrite the following sentences as directed: (20 x 1 = 20)
1 to 4. change the sentences into active or passive voice.
1. They arranged a party (into passive)
2. I am baking a cake (into passive)
3. We were invited for a party by them (into active)
4. The papers are corrected by the teacher (into active)
5 to 7 fill in the blanks with the verbs in correct tense.
5. She …….. (study) since morning.
6. I ……. (sleep) when the guests arrived.
7. My mother …….. (drink) only milk.
8 to 11 change the sentences into indirect speech:
8. The old man sail “Where is the railway station?”
9. She told me “I want some books”.
 10. The foreigner said “How beautiful the Taj Mahal is!”
 11. Mother said “Close the door quickly”.
12 to 14 fill in the blanks with the proper verb.
12. No one ……. (is/are) ready for the examination.
13. The details of the party ………(has/ have) been planned.
14. Either my sister or I ………(am/ is) invited.
15 to 17 Do as directed
15. I waited for a long time. My friend did not come. (into compound sentence)
16. I posted the letters (Frame a Yes or No questions)
17. This is my pen (Frame a question using “Whose”)
18 to 20 Correct the mistakes in the following sentences:
 18. The luggages are so heavy, I cannot carry them.
 19. The meeting is at 5pm in the evening.
 20. Manikandan is interested to paint a lot of scenaries.
II. 1 – 5 Give the meaning of the words/ Phrases: (5 x 1 = 5)
1. Paradoxically
2. Overt
3. Look for
4. Contour
5. Uremia
6 – 10. Frame sentences using the given words/phrases: (5 x 1 = 5)
6. Opportunity
7. In position
8. Instead of
9. Expensive
 10. Careless
III. Write Short notes on any FIVE questions based on the prescribed text: (5 x 2 = 10)
1. Why should clothing from a burn’s victim be removed?
2. What precautions must be taken before a burns patient is transported?
3. Describe briefly Helen Keller’s house?
4. Why didn’t Matt report his persistent stomach pain?
5. What special efforts were taken to make Mait feel at home in the hospital after the
surgery?
6. What causes hyperactive bowel sounds?
IV. Summaries the given passage to one third of its length. Give a suitable title: (1x10=10)
In February 1981 film-maker Steven Spielberg faced a casting problem of otherworldly
dimension. He needed an alien creature believable enough to play a starring role in a movie. It
had to be scary at first meeting, but still be someone children could learn to love. Most of all, it
had to be unquestionably real. After eight months the director found himself looking at an
$800,000 prototype that didn’t come close to combining the qualities he wanted.
Spielberg turned to artist-designer-engineer Carlo Rambaldi, who had previously
created a moving alien for the film-maker’s hit movie close Encounters of the Third Kind.
A few days later Rambaldi provided preliminary sketches of a figure that radiated human
emotion without being at all human. Spielberg knew he was on his way to getting the
empathetic extra-terrestrial he had in mind.
E.T., of course, went to charm the world. The warm-hearted alien also clinched
Rambaldi’s reputation as a giant in his field, a modern Merlin whose wizardry could transform
scraps of metal and rubber into “living” creatures real enough to win the awe, fear or affection
of cinema audience everywhere.
The slightly built, dark-haired man who created E.T. was honored with the 1985 Alcide
DE Gasperi Award, given annually to “Outstanding Italian Personalities” for his work in the
movie field. Hollywood, too, has heaped praise on the cinema model master, awarding him
three Oscars.
Born in Italy in 1952, Carlo began modeling birds, animals and people in clay while his peers
were making mud pies. At five he was entertaining his younger brother and other children with
an assortment of puppets he made.
His fascination with things mechanical emerged in the bicycle-repair shop his father, Valentino
owned. Carlo started helping about at the age of six – and kept his father busy answering his
constant question about how things worked. In his spare time Carlo made clay figures, kites and
model planes. He also began painting. As he grew older, he decided to pursue art as a career.
V. Letter Writing : (1 x 10 =10)
The roads leading to your college are badly in need of repair. Write a letter to the local
councilor requesting him to repair the roads.
VI. Write an essay in about 350 words on ONE of the topics given below: (1 x 15 = 15)
(a) The battle against female infanticide.
(b) Have outdoor games become less popular?
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Dr. MGR University  AUGUST 2015 Question Paper
Subject : Paper IX – ENGLISH

[LH 829] Sub. Code: 4890
POST BASIC BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR – NON SEMESTER
PAPER IX – ENGLISH
Q.P. Code: 684890
Time : Three Hours Maximum : 75 marks
Answer ALL questions
I. Rewrite the following sentences as directed: (1 x 20 = 20)
 Change the sentences into active or passive voice.
 1. The bus is being driven by him (into active)
 2. Alexandar Fleming discovered Penicillin (into Passive)
 3. Fruits are bring sold by Ramu (into active)
 4. Usha has won many medals. (into passive)
 Fill in the blanks with verbs using the correct tense:
 5. I _____________(play) hockey next week.
 6. She __________________(watch) TV since morning.
 7. Last year I ________________(attend) a conference on AIDS.
Change the sentences into indirect speech:
 8. “What a beautiful sunset!” said Rani.
 9. My Father told me “I will come to your school next Friday”.
10. “Wait here till I come” he said to her.
11. The teacher said “Have you understood the lesson?”
Fill in the blanks with the correct word:
12. Either my sister or my friend ___________(has/have) taken my book.
13. She _________(do/does) her work well.
14 Everyone __________(is/are) ready to go for the picnic.
Do as directed:
15. I saw Reena. I invited her for the party. (simple sentence)
16. The children went to the museum yesterday.(frame question with ‘where’)
17. The train passed __________ the tunnel. (use a preposition)
Correct the mistakes in the following sentences:
18. This food is hard to be digested.
19. Gas is more cheaper than electricity.
20. Her hairs are brown.
II. Give meanings of the phrases: (5 x 1 = 5)
 1. Eminent
 2. Overpowered.
 3. Douced.
 4. Monitor
 5. Sterile.
Frame sentences using phrases given below: (5 x 1 =5)
 6. Ambience –
 7. Appalled –
 8. Look into –
 9. Comforts –
10. Enhance –
III. Write short notes on any FIVE questions based on the prescribed text (5 x 2 = 10)
1. Why was Mr. Connor’s speech unclear?
2. How did the Jharkhandis Protect their forest?
3. What does “patient who have been given a second chance at life’ mean?
4. Mention two contributions of the Haemophilia society?
5. According to the author what makes nursing exciting.
6. What made Agatha’s mother scream?
IV. Summarise the given passage to one third of its length: Give a suitable title: (1 x 10 = 10)
 Communication is part or our everyday life. We greet one another, smile or frown,
depending on our moods. Animals too communicate, much to our surprise. Just like us,
interactions among animals can be both verbal or non-verbal.
 Singing is one way in which animals can interact with one another. Male blackbirds,
often use their melodious songs to catch the attention of the females. These songs are
usually rich in notes variation, encoding a various kinds of messages. Songs are also used
to warn and keep off other blackbirds from their territory, usually a place where they dwell
and reproduce.
 Large mammals in the ocean sing too, according to adventurous sailors. Enormous
whales groan and grunt while smaller dolphins and porpoises produce pings, whistles and
clicks. These sounds are surprisingly received by other mates as far as several hundred
kilometers away.
 Besides singing, body language also forms a large part of animals’ communication
tactics. Dominant hyenas exhibit their power by raising the fur hackles on their necks and
shoulders. While the submissive ones normally “surrender” to the powerful parties by
crouching their heads low and curling their lips a little, revealing their teeth in friendly
smiles.
 Colors, which are more conspicuously found on animals, are also important means
of interaction among animals. Male bird of paradise, which have the most gaudy colored
feathers, often hand themselves upside down from branches, among fluffing plumes,
displaying proudly their feathers, attracting the opposite sex.
 The alternating black and white striped coats of zebras have their role to play too.
Each zebra is born with a unique set of stripes which enables its mate to recognize it.
What grazing safely, their stripes are all lined up neatly so that none of them lose track of
their friends. However, when danger such as a hungry lion approaches, the zebras would
dart out in various directions, making it difficult for the lion to choose his target.
 Insects such as the wasps, armed with poisonous bites or stings, normally have
brightly painted bodies to remind other predators of their power. Hoverflies and other
harmless insects also make use of this fact and colour their bodies brightly in attempts
fool their predators into thinking that they are as dangerous and harmful as the wasps too.
V. Letter Writing: (1 x 10 = 10)
Water stagnation in your locality has caused the increase of mosquitoes.
Write a letter to your local councilor to improve the drainage system in your locality.
VI. Write an essay in about 350 words on ONE of topic given below: (1 x 15 = 15)
1. Write as essay on the most difficult patient you had to take care of in your ward.
2. The importance of regular exercises for Nurses.
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