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

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

[KU 1015] Sub. Code: 4706
(New Regulations for the candidates admitted from 2006-07 onwards)
First Year
Q.P. Code : 664706
Time : Three hours Maximum : 75 marks
Answer All questions.
I. Write an essay in about 300 words on the topic given below: (1x15=15)
1. Nursing – A great profession.
II. Correct the sentence : (15x1=15)
 1. Rani is a ten years old.
 2. He works better than I.
 3. She was killed with a robber.
 4. It is raining for four hours.
 5. My mother is a lovable person.
 6. Hardly had they brought the patient to hospital than he breathed his last.
 7. Please tell me your name.
 8. There is one famous temple named ‘Shiva temple in my home town.
 9. The number of students who took the test this time were quite small.
 10. The cash you gave me is sufficient enough.
 11. I like very much our newly constructed house.
 12. If I’ll have time I will visit you in the evening.
 13. I have come direct from my home today.
 14. The receptionist gave us much informations which we needed.
 15. I have not yet completed my CGFNS.
III. You are a staff nurse. A state level training programme is to be held on
February 20th of this year in Chennai. You want to attend the programme,
which is useful for your carrier. Write a letter as directed below: (1x10=10)
Write a letter requesting the Nursing superintendent for three days leave.
IV. Comprehension:
 Read the passage carefully and answer briefly.
 One of the most widely spread of bad habits is the use of tobacco. It is now
smoked or chewed by men, often by women and even by children, almost all
over the world. It was brought into Europe from America by sir Walter
Raleigh, four centuries ago. Another wide spread is use of Alcohol. It is taken
in almost all cool and cold climates. Thus, it is taken by people who live in the
Himalayan mountains. The regular use of alcohol, even in small quantities,
tends to cause diseases in many ways to various organs of the body. It affects
the liver, it weakens the mental powers and lessens the general energy of the
Answer all the questions: (5x2=10)
1. What are the bad habits that spoil our health ?
2. Who brought the use of tobacco from America? And when.
3. Which people used to take alcohol?
4. Which part of our body is affected by the use of alcohol.
5. Give a suitable title to the passage.
V. Precis writing : (1x10=10)
Write one-third of the following passage:
A traveller whose exclusive purpose is to reach a certain destination in
the minimum of time has at once lost half the joy of his journey. He becomes
preoccupied with the thought of his goal and this preoccupation makes him
intolerant of the friendly advances of those he meets by the way and blind to
the ever changing panorama along his route. He resents delay, finds every
inconvenience irksome and frets and fumes at every hitch that threatens to
upset his carefully laid plans. There is, it is true, a certain satisfaction in being
whirled in comfort through space at breathtaking speed or in covering long
distances carefree in record time. But the satisfaction is purely material and
transitory. There is a thought of vain-glorious pride about it and it smacks too
much of business. The real, abidling pleasure of traveling lies in the process,
not in the accomplishment.
VI. Vocabulary: (10x1=10)
Do as directed:
1. Williams met one of his friends __________________ (Modifier of Time).
2. A lot of work _________ still pending (Non-count Noun).
3. ________ owner and manager of the shop has not come today. (Articles)
4. I ________ to watch a movie tonight (am, am going).
5. Maria is pretty, _______? (Question tag).
6. The students took the test a few days ago. (into passive voice).
7. Rama said, “ I am very busy now”. (into indirect).
8. Maria is very clever but lazy (into complex).
9. I have not slept _________- yesterday (proposition).
 10. Miss.Jaya is the fairest among those girls. (into positive degree).
VII. Match the following : (5x1=5)
1. Coccyx - Bacteria
2. Infection - Stapes
3. Sternum - Vertebrae
4. Suture - Manubrium
5. Ear - Surgery

Dr. MGR University August 2009 Question Paper
Subject : Paper VI – ENGLISH

[KV 1015] Sub. Code: 4706
(New Regulations for the candidates admitted from 2006-07 onwards)
First Year
Q.P. Code : 664706
Time : Three hours Maximum : 75 marks
Answer All questions.
I. Write an essay in about 300 words on the topic given below: (1x15=15)
 “My Most Unforgettable Patient”
II. Correct the sentence : (15x1=15)
 1. The story was much interesting.
 2. I have seen him yesterday.
 3. I am liking music.
 4. Have you read Shakespeare’s dramatics.
 5. Most woman loves chocolates.
 6. I prefer coffee more than tea.
 7. The house with all its furnitures are offered for sale.
 8. His both parents are alive.
 9. Anitha is the cleverest of the two girls.
 10. My watch has stopped to work.
 11. He hard remembers anything after the accident.
 12. Much water has flown under the bridge.
 13. He is elder than me by two years.
 14. He is elder than me by two years.
 15. You should stop to give trouble to your parents.
III. You are a new student to the college and would like to make use of the
computer facilities in the college.
 Write a letter to the Dean/Principal seeking permission to use the college
 computer. (1x10=10)
IV. Comprehension:
Read the passage carefully and answer briefly.
The report has highlighted the vulnerability of boys and girls to various
forms of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Taking all the 13 states
together more boys reported physical abuse than girls, though the ratio of girls
physically abused was higher in Kerala (55.61%) and Gujarat (54.61%).
Incidentally, the highest percentage of abuse among boys was reported from
Delhi (62.2%) followed by Madhya Pradesh (59.75%) and Maharashtra
(55.75%). The situation of children in institutions, shelters, observation homes
and other places created for the protection of children is alarming. Yet, what
most of us find difficult to accept is that over 53 percent of children reported
are being abused at home and in their families.
Answer all the questions: (5x2=10)
1. Which were the two states where the abuse of girls was quite high?
2. Mention two startling findings of the report.
3. Mention two forms of emotional abuse.
4. Mention two measures to reduce the problem of child trafficking.
5. Name three states where sexual abuse of children is quite high:
V. Precis writing : (1x10=10)
Write one-third of the following passage:
For sending messages to distant places the telephone is better than the
telegraph in several ways. To save money we have to make our telegraph
message as brief as possible. Even a short telephone call allows many times
more words than does a long telegram. Secondly we can send telegrams from
one post-office or telegraph office to another, but we can talk to people
directly on the telephone. Thirdly we must wait hours or even days for an
answer to our telegrams. We don’t have to wait for answers to what we say on
the telephone. The telephone helps us solve problems and find answers at long
distances. And it helps us listen to the voice we wish to hear even when the
person lives in another continent or another country far away. But a telephone
at home can be a nuisance. Often people call you at wrong hours. Sometimes
your telephone rings when you are doing something that greatly interests you.
You rush to the telephone and pick up the receiver. And what do you
discover? The caller has got hold of the wrong number. You feel like slapping
but you can only say ’wrong number’ and put back the receiver.
VI. Vocabulary: (10x1=10)
Do as directed:
1. I met my friend in the town_______ (Modifier of time).
2. Most of my luggage _______ been stolen (Non-count noun).
3. I saw ______ red and black car parked on the roadside (Articles).
4. My sister sings well, _________?. (Question tag).
5. The class _____ at 10.00 am (Will start, Starts).
6. Miss. Kavitha may sing a song (into passive voice).
7. Tom does nothing _______ watch T.V all the time (Preposition).
8. Bill said, ‘ I am writing a letter’ ( Into indirect).
9. No other boy in the class is as good as him (into superlative degree).
 10. You must work hard to pass the exam (into compound).
VII. Match the following : (5x1=5)
1. Abductor - Muscles that turn an organ outward.
2. Flexor - Muscles that draw towards the midline.
3. Evertor - Muscles that bend a part.
4. Adductor - Muscles of the heart.
5. Myocardium - Muscles that draw away from the midline.

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

[KW 1015] Sub. Code: 4706
(New Regulations for the candidates admitted from 2006-07 onwards)
First Year
Q.P. Code : 664706
Time : Three hours Maximum : 75 marks
Answer All questions.
I. Write an essay in about 300 words on the topic given below: (1x15=15)
 “Mouth is the threshold of health”.
II. Correct the sentence : (15x1=15)
 1. All his son-in-law are in malaysia.
 2. My father gave me a lot of advices.
 3. Both husband and wife are working hardly to bring up their children.
 4. As soon as the bird saw the cat it flied away.
 5. English is speaking everywhere.
 6. Taj Mahal is one of the greatest wonder of the world.
 7. My left leg finger was hurt.
 8. I take my dinner daily at 8 p.m.
 9. The train departured at 10 p.m. last night.
 10. I have passed the examination last year.
 11. Unless you don’t ask me I cannot help you.
 12. She said that she is a teacher in a school.
 13. I can able to help you.
 14. Idly and Sambar are his main breakfast.
 15. We should stop to borrow money from others.
III. Your friend has passed +2 examinations with high marks. She wants to
continue her studies. Write a letter to her to take nursing course. You advise
her by telling salient features of the course and the importance of medical
profession. (1x10=10)
IV. Comprehension:
Read the passage carefully and answer briefly.
The voice had to be listened to not only on account of its form but for
the matter which it delivered. It gave a message to the country that it needed
greatly. It brought to the common people a realization of their duty to concern
themselves with their affairs. The common people were made to take an
interest in the manner in which they were governed, in the taxes they paid in
the return they got from those taxes. The interest in public affairs politics as
you may call it – was to be the concern no longer of the highly educated few
but of the many the poor, the property less, the working men in town and
country. Politics was not to be the concern of a small aristocracy of intellect or
property of the masses. And with the change in the subjects of politics that
voice brought about also a change in the objects of politics. Till then politics
had buried itself mainly with the machinery of government towards making its
personnel more and more native, with proposals for a better distribution of
political power, with protests against the sins of omission and commission
of the administration. This voice switched politics on to concern for the need
of the common people. The improvement of the lot of the poor was to be the
main concern of politics and politician. The improvement especially of
the lives of the people of the neglected villages was to be placed before
governments and political organizations as the goal of all political endeavour.
The raising of the standard of living of the people of the villages, the finding
of the subsidiary occupations which would give the agricultural poor work for
their enforced leisure during the off season and an addition to their exiguous
income, the improvement of the housing of the poor, the sanitation of the
villages – these were to be the objectives to be kept in view. In the towns,
the slums and cherries were to receive special attention. There was especially
a class of the poor for which that compassionate voice pleaded and protested.
This was for the so called depressed class, the outcastes of Hindu society.
The denial of elementary human rights to this class of people is considered the
greatest blot on Hindu society and history. It raised itself in passionate protest
against the age old wrongs of this class and forced those that listened to it to
endeavour to remove the most outrangeous of them like untouchability.
It caused a revolution of Hindu religions practice by having Hindu temples
thrown open to these people. It made the care of them a religious duty of the
Hindus by renaming them Harijans.
Answer all the questions: (5x2=10)
1. Why had people to listen to “The Voice” of Mahatma Gandhi?
2. Why had people to take an interest in politics?
3. What was the change brought about in the objects of politics?
4. What improvements were made for the common man?
5. Explain:
 a) Sins of omission and commission of the administration.
 b) No longer the monopoly of the classes, but the property of the masses.
V. Precis writing : (1x10=10)
 Write one-third of the following passage:
The human race is spread all over the world from the polar regions to
the tropics. The people of which it is made up, eat different kinds of food
partly according to the climate in which they live and partly according to the
kind of food which their country producers. Thus in India the people live
chiefly on different kinds of grain, eggs, milk or sometimes fish and meat. In
Europe the people eat more flesh and less grain. In the Arctic regions where
no grain and fruits are produced, the Eskimo and other races live almost
entirely on flesh especially fat.
The men of one race are able to eat the food of another race, if they are
brought into the country inhabited by the latter, but as a rule they still prefer
their own food, atleast for a time-owing to custom. In hot climates flash and
fat are not mush needed but in the Arctic regions they seem to be very
necessary for keeping up the heat of the body.
 The kind of food eaten also depends very often on custom or habit and
sometimes upon religion. Brahmins will not touch meat. Mohammedans
and Jews will not touch the flesh of pigs. Most races would refuse to eat the
flesh of many unclean animals although quite possibly such flesh may really
be quite wholesome.
All races of mankind have their own different ideas on this matter. Thus
the English used to laugh at the French because the latter ate frog’s legs and
some kind of snails the Australians dislike rabbits although the English eat
them, and the Burmese eat the flesh of crocodiles and elephants.
Nevertheless there are many reasons for these likes and dislikes. Thus
swine in Eastern countries are very dirty feeders, whereas in Europe they are
kept on clean food. The result is that their fresh is eaten in Europe but not in
India. Men dislike eating the flesh of all draught animals. Hence the English
man will not eat horse flesh and the Hindu will not touch the flesh of cattle.
Lastly certain savage peoples used to be cannibals that is to say, they
are human flesh though this custom has now fortunately almost ceased
throughout the whole world.
There is another for disliking certain kinds of flesh and a very good
reason too. It is because these kinds are apt to contain dangerous parasites
which may get into the blood of these who eat the flesh. Certain kinds of
swine for example are dangerous as food as their flesh contains a parasite in
the form of a little worm.
VI. Vocabulary: (10x1=10)
Do as directed:
 1. She has been visiting the temple. (modifier of time).
 2. You can do it ________ ? (Question tag).
 3. He is one of those _________ the blind. (who helps/ which helps).
 4. She died _____ cancer. (Fill in with preposition).
 5. We saw _________ lame old man. (Article).
 6. Unless you walk fast, you will miss the bus. (into compound).
 7. Rani said, “I am leaving tomorrow”. (into indirect speech).
 8. I know him very well. (Change in to passive voice).
 9. Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world. (into positive degree)
 10. When he reached the station the train _______ already. (leave). (Correct
VII. Match the following : (5x1=5)
1. Suicide - The act of killing one’s father.
2. Genocide - The act of killing one’s mother.
3. Uxoricide - The act of killing oneself.
4. Patricide - Murder of one’s wife.
5. Matricide - Murdering a whole race or group of people.

Dr. MGR University February 2011 Question Paper
Subject : Paper VI – ENGLISH

[KY 1015] Sub. Code: 4706
(New Regulations for the candidates admitted from 2006-07 onwards)
First Year
Q.P. Code : 664706
Time : Three hours Maximum : 75 marks
Answer All questions.
I. Write an essay in about 300 words on the topic given below: (1X15=15)
 1. “The effect of scientific knowledge on daily life”.
II. Correct the sentence : (15X 1 = 15)
1. Neither of us were in the meeting yesterday.
2. Seenu and Kannan is well known to me.
3. Leela with her husband go to temple everyday.
4. Rama as well as Krishna are playing there.
5. The birds are flying above our heads.
6. He bought two dozens oranges.
7. The doctor has pulled out all my tooths.
8. His house is full of good furnitures.
9. The people has returned home.
10. I prefer coffee than tea.
11. I didn’t hear nothing.
12. She is clever in music.
13. It was hot today.
14. Though he worked hard but he failed.
15. As he is fat so he runs slowly.
III. Your friend is in the hospital after meeting with an accident. Write a letter
 expressing your concern. (1X 10 = 10)
IV. Comprehension:
Read the passage carefully and answer briefly.
 Self confidence allows a child to respect himself or herself and other
and learn the responsibilities that come with it. Norms and limits are
important to facilitate this process. Norma and limits teach children mutual
respect and responsibility of their actions, responsibility towards
themselves and responsibility towards ensuring others rights. This learning
starts from childhood. The process by which individuals learn the culture of
their society is known as Socialization. Culture consists of value, attitudes,
norms, ideas internalized habits etc. culture is learned and internalized.
Value is a brief that something is good and desirable. Families are the first
and foremost agents in creating the values and attitudes.
Answer all the questions: (5X2=10)
1. What allows a child to respect himself and others?
2. What do norms and limits teach a child?
3. What is Socialization?
4. What does culture consist of?
5. What is value? Where does a child learn values?
V. Precise writing : (1X10=10)
 Write one-third of the following passage:
 Today transplants are being done on hundreds and thousands of
 needy patients. It is not just a craze for doing surgery that this transplantation
 being carried out it such large numbers. These are done for organ failures, be it
 the Kidney, Liver, Heart or the Lungs, where once the end stage of the organ
 failure sets in.
 Two major advances made in the last two decades have changed the
 Scenario of transplantation more favourably. One was the discovery of
 Cyclosporine. Thanks to Cyclosporine, dying patients with organ failures are
 being offered a rebirth. This has also now been extended transplantation to
 aged patients. The other major advance was the discovery of new preservatives
 useful to preserve the removed organ from a donor for a longer period of time.
 Thanks to these advances transplant surgery has made big strides.
VI. Vocabulary: (10X1=10)
 Do as directed:
1. A good teacher ________ make even boring classes interesting. (Use a modal
2. If I had money I ________ (donate) it to your school. (Use the given verb in
suitable form)
3. Although we started early we ________ (reach) late. (Use the correct tense of the
4. This is the house ________ I was born. (use a relative pronoun)
5. Balu plays chess today. (Change into passive voice)
6. A live ass is better than a dead lion. (Change into positive degree)
7. Unless you go home now, your father will be angry. (Rewrite as a compound
8. She was poor, she was happy. (Combine the sentences into a simple sentences)
9. I have been here ________ a long time. (Use a suitable preposition)
10.Rani plays chess well. (Write a suitable question tag)
VII. Match the following : (5X1=5)
1. ERG (Electro Retinography) – PQRST waves.
2. ECT (Electro Convulsive Therapy) – HIV.
3. EEG (Electro Encephalo Graphy) – Electro – oculography.
4. ECG (Electro Cardiography) – Schizophrenia.
5. ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay) – Electrical activity of brain.

Dr. MGR University August 2011 Question Paper
Subject : Paper VI – ENGLISH

[KZ 1015] Sub. Code: 4706
(New Regulations for the candidates admitted from 2006-07 onwards)
First Year
Q.P. Code : 664706
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks
Answer All questions.
I. Write an essay in about 300 words on the topic given below: (1X20=20)
 1. “The Profession I like the most”.
II. Correct the sentence : (20X 1 = 20)
1. It is much cold today.
2. I have arrived half an hour ago.
3. Where is the letter’s envelope?
4. Sati has been abolished in 1829.
5. The rivers overflows their banks.
6. Akbar ruled wisely his kingdom.
7. When you get vacation in you college?
8. There is many solutions to this problem.
9. If I have time, I will complete the report tomorrow.
10. The reaction between an acid and a base take place in microseconds.
11. Everyday bring goodwill.
12. One of my fiends are going abroad today.
13. A great many food items lies unused.
14. Sheela with her friends was at the theatre.
15. Churchill, statesman and writer are no more.
16. Misfortunes did not effect him.
17. My uncle is a M.P.
18. More girls are smart these days.
19. I am knowing him very well.
20. Raji with her husband go to temple everyday.
III. Write a letter to The Commissioner of municipality about the insanitary
 conditions of your street. (1X 15 = 15)
IV. Comprehension:
Read the passage carefully and answer briefly.
 Now at first sight it might seem as if modern human being who spend so
much time getting help from machines are very lazy. What are the machines for but to
save people trouble? They are extra limbs which men have made outside themselves to
do their many works for them. Cranes and lifts are extra arms to do the of lifting. Trains
and motors are extra legs to do the job of walking and running. Typewriters and printing
machines are extra brains to save us the trouble of remembering. We have even invented
for ourselves new kinds of limbs and made aeroplanes to take the place of the wings we
have not got. And yet it is difficult to suppose that men would have gone to all the bother
of inventing these complicated machines to serve as their extra limbs merely because
they were lazy, that they would have taken all this trouble merely to save themselves.
And infact man is not lazy; he is the most restless and energetic of all living creatures.
Answer all the questions: (5X2=10)
1. What might seem at first sight?
2. What is the real purpose of machines?
3. Give examples to show that machines are extra limbs for men.
4. What is the real nature of man?
5. Assign a suitable title to the passage.
V. Precise writing : (1X15=15)
 Write one-third of the following passage:
Discipline is the law of nature and it should be the law of life. Day an
night alternate each other regularly and the seasons come and go in their proper
order. The importance of discipline in human life cannot be over estimated. I
military, discipline is of utmost importance. An indisciplined army is bound to get
defeated even when it is equipped with superior weapons. An office goer who is
not disciplined is likely to loose his job sooner or later. A student who is not
disciplined can achieve nothing in life. He is destinated to fail in every
examination. A farmer who cannot sow seeds at proper time cannot get any crops.
The crops are sure to grow dry and wither away if they are not watered regularly.
In the life of a nation, only discipline can ensure progress. Democracy can be
strong, successful and lasting only if the people of the country concerned or
VI. Vocabulary: (10X1=10)
 Do as directed:
1. He worked hard ________ he did not succeed. (use suitable connectives)
2. Tendulkar ________ playing cricket at a very young age. (starts/started) (Tense)
3. The auditors are checking the accounts. (into passive voice)
4. The announcer said, “The Cheran express is late by two hours”. (into indirect).
5. ________ Bible is the only book translated in many languages. (Articles)
6. I always go to college ________ walk. (Preposition).
7. It rained heavily. There was water scarcity. (into complex)
8. Shakuntala is the best drama in Sanskrit. (into comparative degree)
9. It is very hot today ________? (Question tag)
10. ________ you finished breakfast? (verb).
VII. Match the following : (10X1=10)
1. Digestive system - Muscles of the heart.
2. Urinary system - Lungs and the heart.
3. Myocardium - Skeleton.
4. Thorax - Kidney, Ureter and Bladder.
5. The bony frame work - Stomach and intestine.
6. Oncology - Study about insects.
7. Cytology - Study of childbirth.
8. Physiology - Study of cell.
9. Gynaecology - Study of cancer.
10. Entomology - Study of functions of the body.

Dr. MGR University February 2012 Question Paper
Subject : Paper VI – ENGLISH

[LA 1015] Sub. Code: 4706
(New Regulations for the candidates admitted from 2006-07 onwards)
First Year
Q.P. Code : 664706
Time : Three hours Maximum : 75 marks
Answer All questions.
I. Write an essay in about 300 words on the topic given below: (1X15=15)
 1. “My First Day Experience in my profession”.
II. Correct the sentence : (20X1=20)
1. Plenty of works are to be done.
2. A great many students has been declared successful.
3. A Volley of questions were put forth by the quiz master.
4. A less knowledge is a dangerous thing.
5. Bread and butter are a wholesome food.
6. Two and Two makes four.
7. Dr. Kalam’s speech inspire the youth.
8. Swetha and Haritha has come.
9. More girls are smart these days.
10. The food was distributed between the poor.
11. There is great demand to skilful employees.
12. Gold is a rare metal of a beautiful yellow colour.
13. He spoke in a loudly voice.
14. One of my hobby is gardening.
15. He found the problem much complex.
16. I am knowing him very well.
17. If I will switch on the T.V. it makes a strange noise.
18. I have written a letter to my friend last week.
19. Gas is more cheaper than electricity.
20. Latha stood besides her father.
III. Write a letter to the Principal of your college pointing out some of the
 difficulties you and other students have experienced in the
 college. (1X 10 = 10)
IV. Comprehension:
Read the passage carefully and answer briefly.
John worries about his teeth, hair, lungs, heart; he is hardly aware of my
existence. I am John’s liver. When he thinks of me at all, he has no trouble
visualizing me. I look like what I am supposed to look like liver. The largest
organ in his body. I weigh three pounds. Protected by ribs, I pretty well fill the
upper right part of John’s abdomen. Despite my unimpressive appearance, I am
the most skulled among his organs. In complexity I shame those headline robbers,
the heart and lungs. I do upwards of five hundred jobs and if I fail in any of major
ones, John had better start making funeral arrangements. I participate in virtually
everything that John does. I provide muscle fuel for his game of golf, digest his
rich breakfast and manufacture the vitamin that helps his night vision.
 Answer all the questions: (5X2=10)
1. Who is the speaker of the passage?
2. The first sentence of the above passage implies what?
3. According to the speaker who were the headline robbers?
4. What happens to John if the speakers fail to do his major Jobs?
5. The last sentence of the above paragraph is mainly about what?
V. Precise writing: (1X10=10)
 Write one-third of the following passage:
 I have often heard people say how disappointed they will be if they never
see a certain place which they have for years dreamed of visiting. I sometimes wonder
whether, if we got than if we failed to get it. I, for example, longed for years to go to
Rome; yet when at last I arrived at the eternal city and drove through its streets, I
wonderd whether it was worthwhile going so far to see a city which appeared to me to be
so unworthy of its history. The Atlantic ocean, to my mind, looks its best from the shore;
but even when it is seen from the shore for the first time by someone who has lived till
manhood in an inland district, it does not always come up to expectations. I have often
been disappointed in a mountain – Although mountains are undoubtedly impressive, they
have a kind of dreadful monotony that makes people like myself feel hostile to their
beauty. While I like reading about mountains, nevertheless, outside books, I prefer the
pleasure of the plain.
VI. Vocabulary: (5X1=5)
 Do as directed:
1. He comes here ________. (Adverb of time).
2. Lead is heavier than all other metals.(into superlative degree)
3. Aladdin had ________ wonderful lamp. (Articles)
4. The workers are cleaning the laboratory.(into passive)
5. It started to rain while we ________ playing. (Verb)
VII. Match the following : (5X1=5)
1. Central nervous system - Study of the medical conditions and disease of
2. Genetics - Spinal cord.
3. Gynecology - The scientific study and treatment of tumours in
 the body.
4. Locum - DNA
5. Oncology - a doctor who does the work of another doctor
 while they are ill / on holiday etc.

Dr. MGR University AUGUST 2014 Question Paper
Subject : Paper VI – ENGLISH

[LF 1015] Sub. Code: 4706
(New Regulations for the candidates admitted from 2006-07 onwards)
Q.P. Code : 664706
Time : Three hours Maximum : 75 marks
I. Essay: (1x15=15)
1.Write an essay in about 300 words on the topic given below:
“Birds of the same feather flock together”.
II. Correct the sentences: (20x1=20)
1.The bread and butter in the fridge are fresh.
2.The renowned director and actor were honoured by the south Indian
 film association.
3.Either Kavin or his brothers in meeting me.
4.We have received no informations.
5. He was troubled by these news.
6.We saw beautiful sceneries in Kashmir.
7.Let Priya and I went Home.
8. She is in class fifth.
9. He caught me at the neck.
10. The man is social animal.
11. The children likes to play.
12. He is sixty but his hairs are not grey.
13. She have a laptop.
14. Measles are spreading fast in the southern regions.
15. The family living next door has come from Madras.
16. Six hundred kilometers are not a long distance for a runner.
17. Tamil as well as foreign languages have taught in our college.
18. The police has done an excellent job.
19. Ooty is a coolest place.
20. Sita is one of the tallest girl in the class.
III. Write a letter to The Editor of a newspaper highlighting the mosquito menace
 in your area. (1x10=10)
IV. Comprehension:
Read the passage carefully and answer briefly.
The young seagull was alone on his edge. His two brothers and his sister had already flown
away the day before. He had been afraid to fly with them. Somehow, when he had taken a little
run forward to the brink of the ledge and attempted to flap his wings, he became afraid. The great
expense of sea stretched down beneath and it was such a long way down – miles down. He felt
certain that his wings would never support him, so he bent his head and ran away back to the little
hole under the ledge were he slept at night. Even when each of his brothers and his little sister,
whose wings were far shorter than his own, ran to the brink, flapped their wings and flew away,
he failed to muster up courage to take that plunge which appeared to him so desperate. His father
and mother had come around calling to him shrilly, upbraiding him, threatening to let his starve
on his ledge unless he flew away. But for the life of him he could not move. That was twenty four
hours ago. Since then nobody had come near him. The day before, all day long, he had watched
his parents flying about with his brothers and sister, perfecting them in the art of flight, teaching
them how to skim the waves and how to dive for fish.
Answer all the questions: (5x2=10)
1.Why was the young sea gull alone on his ledge?
2.What was the young sea gull afraid of?
3.What did each of his brothers and sister do to fly?
4.Why did the young sea gull’s parents upbraid him?
5.What was his brothers and sister doing?
V. Precise writing: (1x10=10)
Write one third of the following passage.
 Although Louis Braille died when he was only three years old, he succeeded in devising a
system of reading and writing for the blind which is taught now all over the world.
 Braille lost his eyesight accidentally as a child. Nevertheless he was able to complete his
education at a school for the blind in Paris and become a teacher. In his days, the few books that
were available for blind people were printed in big, raised type, the letters used were those of the
ordinary alphabet which were ordinarily difficult to reproduce on paper. Braille’s idea was to use
raised dots instead of raised letters. He evolved a system which made use of only six dots in all.
By various combinations of these dots, each letter in the alphabet, punctuation marks, numbers
and musical notation are represented. Reading and writing have thus been enormously simplified.
The sensitive fingers of a blind person can travel rapidly over the dots, and there is a small
machine, something like a typewriter, which enables the blind to write quickly and clearly.
 Though many modern inventions like radio have brought many benefits to the blind,
Braille’s system remains the greatest landmark of all, it has provided a simple means for
 producing books, magazines and even newspapers and ensured that no blind person need spend
 his life in ignorance as well as darkness.
VI. Vocabulary: (5x1=5)
 Do as Directed:
1. She had sold the flowers (into passive).
2. No other girl in the class is as good as Sita. (Comparative degree)
3. He said to the Magistrate, “Pardon me”. (Direct speech)
4.I am available 6 and 7 p.m. (Preposition)
5.Christmas falls on 25th of December (Use an article)
VII. Match the following: (5x1=5)
1. Fictious - in the night
2. Nocturnal - imaginary
3. Oximetry - gather information
4. Glean - perspiring heavily
5. Diaphoretic - a procedure to determine the amount of oxygen

Dr. MGR University FEBRUARY 2015 Question Paper
Subject : Paper VI – ENGLISH

[LG 1015]  Sub. Code: 4706
(New Regulations for the candidates admitted from 2006-07 onwards)
Q.P. Code : 664706
Time : Three hours Maximum : 75 marks
I. Essay: (1 x 15 = 15)
 Write an essay in about 300 words on the topic given below:
1. Bicycle is the best vehicle for transportation. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
II. Correct the sentences: (20 x 1 = 20)
1. India become an independent nation in 1947.
2. The meeting begins in 10 o’clock in the morning.
3. I was watching TV when the doorbell rings.
4. He hardly speaks English, doesn’t he?
5. The portrait was painted with a famous artist.
6. Our teacher has given us much home works.
7. I have lain the book down somewhere.
8. I hear so your brother is in London
9. Either knife is of any use.
10. I ate my lunch.
11. I prefer fresh fruit juice than hot drinks.
12. We missed you very much
13. Buy it; they are the best mangoes in the shop.
14. There is many truth in what he says?
15. My mother insisted me about finishing the homework before I left for the party.
16. I am going to temple every Friday.
17. I have lost one of my book.
18. I am knowing him for a long time.
19. He does not speak to nobody in class.
20. The seminar was presented by an European.
III. You were absent on the day when the library cards were issued. Write a letter to your college
 librarian requesting to issue you the library cards. (1 x 10 = 10)
IV. Comprehension:
 Read the passage carefully and answer briefly.
 Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy in 1451. While spending most of his early years at
sea, Columbus began to believe that he could find a shortcut to the Indies by sailing west across the
Atlantic Ocean. Unfortunately, the King of Portugal refused to finance such a trip, and Columbus was
forced to present his idea to the King and Queen of Spain. In 1492, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella
agreed to pay for his trip. They gave him a crew and three ships, the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria.
Columbus sailed aboard the Santa Maria.
 The trip was long and hard. Many sailors grew restless and wanted to turn around. After two months
at sea, land was finally sighted. The ships docked on the island of Hispaniola. Columbus named the native
people he saw “Indians”, because he believed he had found the shortcut he was looking for. In actuality,
Columbus found North America, a brand new continent at that time. Columbus, however, couldn’t be
convinced. He died with the belief he had found the shortcut to the Indies. Soon, however, other explorers
and nations understood the importance of his discoveries. Columbus, discoveries set the stage for the Age
of Exploration, one of the most fascinating and exciting times in world history.
Answer all the questions: (5 x 2 = 10)
1. Where and when was Christopher Columbus born?
2. What was the trip for which the king of Portugal refused to finance?
3. How did the king and the queen of Spain help Columbus?
4. How long was the trip and what was the attitude of sailors during the voyage?
5. What did Columbus discover and what was he convinced about?
V. Precise writing: (1 x 10 = 10)
 Write one third of the following passage.
 It is breakfast time. You have been looking forward to eating a nice ripe banana ever since you woke
up. Just when you reach for the delicious piece of fruit on you counter, you see something that makes you
much less hungry: a swarm of fruit flies! Fruit flies are tiny insects that are attracted to ripe or rotting
fruits and vegetables. The flies not only eat the fruit, they also lay their eggs there. A single fruit fly can
lay up to 500 eggs on the surface of a piece of fruit. Within eight days, the fruit flies that hatch from these
eggs are full adults that can then lay their own eggs. As you can see, what might start out as a small fruit
fly problem can become very large very quickly. Although there is a chance fruit flies can carry germs on
to your food, this is not very likely. Fruit flies are annoying, but they probably will not hurt you. Because
they are such a nuisance, however, most people want to get rid of these pesky bugs as quickly as possible.
Some people use pesticide sprays on the fruits flies. Although this will kill the flies, it will also spread
harmful poison all over your kitchen. Luckily, there is also a completely safe way for you to get rid of
fruit flies in your house. The first step is for you to remove all fruits or vegetables from your counter.
Store these items in the refrigerator or in sealed containers. Clean up any spilled juice or bits of food that
might be on the floor. Take out the trash and empty the recycling bin. Wash any dirty dishes that are in
your sink. Doing all of these things will stop new fruit flies from finding food or places to lay their eggs.
Next, make a trap to catch all of the remaining fruit flies in your house. First, fill a small bowl with a few
tablespoons of vinegar. Then, put a piece of very ripe or rotting fruit into the vinegar. Cover the bowl very
tightly with a sheet of plastic wrap and poke a few very small holes in the wrap with a fork. If all goes
according to plan, the flies will enter the trap through the holes but will be unable to fly back out. This
trap will catch all of the remaining fruit flies. You can either kill these flies or release them outdoors.
Fruit flies can be a pest, but they do not have to make you crazy. With a little effort, you can get existing
flies out of your house and prevent new ones from taking over your kitchen.
VI. Vocabulary: (5 x 1 = 5)
 Do as Directed:
1. The train stopped -----------suddenly.(adverb of degree).
2. Platinum is the costliest metal.(into comparative degree).
3. He said, “I am confident enough to take the test”.(into indirect).
4. The ball is hit by Alex.(into active).
5. I have not seen him ----------- a long time. (Preposition).
VII. Match the following: (5 x 1 = 5)
1. Afebrile - Loss of appetite
2. Anorexia - A form of schizophrenia
3. Epistaxis - Without fever
4. Haemoptysis - Bleeding of the nose
5. Paranoia - Coughing up of blood

Dr. MGR University AUGUST 2015 Question Paper
Subject : Paper VI – ENGLISH

[LH 1015] Sub. Code: 4706
(New Regulations for the candidates admitted from 2006-07 onwards)
Q.P. Code: 664706
Time : Three Hours Maximum : 75 marks
Answer ALL questions
I. Essay: (1 x 15 = 15)
 Write an essay in about 300 words on the topic given below:
 1. “Many a drop make an ocean”.
II. Correct the sentences: (20 x 1 = 20)
 1. The players as well as the captain is ready to go.
 2. The furniture is made of teakwood.
 3. Neither Prabhu nor his friends is coming.
 4. The crowd are wild with excitement
 5. He is a M.Com graduate.
 6. Let us have a dinner.
 7. Ranjani can play a piano very well.
 8. I will take care of your luggages.
 9. Gymnastics are given a lot of importance in our school.
10. Whoever tops the class she will be selected.
11. You have been working hardly.
12. Yesterday I met a lady who was was my teacher long ago.
13. Hari have a car.
14. City life is tense and village life is relaxed.
15. Your book does not include the English alphabets.
16. He is more taller than you.
17. Law and order are a bid problem.
18. The principle along with the staff are coming out of the staff-room.
19. The enemy is forced to retreat.
20. Two miles are too much for this man to run.
III. Write a letter to the principal of your college asking him/her certify your article
 that you want to send to a newspaper for publication. (1 x 10 = 10)
IV. Comprehension:
 Read the passage carefully and answer briefly.
She took a step forward. “Then, the only different there is, is between girls and boys?”
She asked. Her grandfather was stunned. “Ei Sivagami” he shouted. Her father’s face wore an
expression she had not seen before. “Come here,” he said. She went to him. “sit”, he said. She
sat. Her father opened a tool bad and took out a small chisel. He put it into her palm and closed
her fingers round it. The chisel felt cold. “I will teach you,” said her father. “What nonsense is
this? All these new-fangled ideas…..” Her grandfather began to shout. “Wait. We beat and kill
each other only because we go on discriminating between people. Forget all that, Sivagami’s
father said and, as though nothing had happened, continued with his work. Grumbling away,
her grandfather went back to work, Sivagami began to watch her father intently. In between,
when she raised her head and looked up, she saw that the rain had stopped. The sky was clear.
 Answer all the questions: (5 x 2 = 10)
 1. What was Sivagami’s strange question?
 2. What was Sivagami against?
 3. Why was grandfather against the idea of teaching the art of making sculptures to girls?
 4. What made Sivagami’s father protest against his father’s views for the first time?
 5. What did Sivagami’s father start teaching her?
V. Precise writing: (1 x 10 = 10)
 Write one third of the following passage.
It is physically impossible for a well-educated, intellectual, or brave man to make money
the chief object of his thoughts, just as it is for him to make his dinner the principal object
of them. All healthy people like their dinners, but their dinner is not the main object of their
lives. So all healthy-minded people like making money – ought to like it and enjoy the sensation
of winning it; it is something better than money. A good soldier, for instance, mainly
wishes to do his fighting well. He is glad of his pay-very properly so, and justly grumbles
when you keep him ten years without it –still, his main notion of life is to win battles, not to be
paid for winning them. So of clergymen. The clergyman’s object is essentially to babtize
and preaches, not to be paid for preaching. So of doctors. They like fees no doubt-ought to like
them; yet if they are brave and well-educated, the entire object of their lives is not fees. They,
on the whole, desire to cure the sick; and if they are good doctors, and the choice were fairly
put to them, would rather cure their patient and lose their fee than kill him and get it.
VI. Vocabulary: (5 x 1 = 5)
 Do as Directed:
 1. I am one of the most intelligent students in the class.(Positive degree)
 2. You lost a pen yesterday.(Passive)
 3. The teacher says to me, “Don’t misbehave in the class”.(Indirect Speech)
 4. She sat ___________ me to talk.(Preposition)
 5. I gave the begger _________ one rupee note. (Article)
VII. Match the following: (5 x 1 = 5)
 1. Ornithology - Process of listening for sounds in the body with stethoscope
 2. Auscula - Study of birds
 3. Scorched - localized abnormal dilation of a blood vessel
 4. Cyanotic - Burned
 5. Aneurysm - discoloration of the skin due to insufficient oxygen in blood.
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