BEGLA-135 English in Daily Life Solved Question Paper December 2022


BEGLA-135 English in Daily Life
Solved Question Paper December 2022

Course Code: BEGLA-135
Solved Term-End Examination December, 2022


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BEGLA-135 English in Daily Life Solved Question Paper December 2022

English in Daily Life
Course Code: BEGLA-135


Title NameBEGLA-135 Solved Question Paper December 2022
Service TypeSolved Question Paper (Soft copy/PDF)
Language HINDI
Semester1st Year
YearDecember 2022
Course CodeBEGLA-135
ProductSolved Question Paper  (IGNOU)

Term-End Examination
December, 2022

1. Read the following passage and answer the questions given below it :
1 One of the ways I attempt to keep my own stress under control is to avoid, whenever possible, the bad habit of keeping other people waiting. Time is precious to everyone. I’ve observed that almost everyone feels that one of their most valued commodities is their time. This being the case, one of the ultimate slaps and most surefire ways to annoy someone is to keep them waiting. While most people are somewhat forgiving, keeping them waiting is a sign of disrespect and a lack of acknowledgment. The subtle message is, “My time is more important than yours.” Consider the magnitude of this suggestion. Do you feel that anyone else’s time is more precious than yours ? I doubt it. Doesn’t it make sense then that everyone else feels the same way ?
2 Deep down, we all know that no one likes to be kept waiting. Therefore, it’s highly stressful to keep other people waiting because you know you are disappointing someone. In the back of your mind, you know darn well the person is looking at his watch, wondering where you are and why you are late. You may be keeping him from personal or professional commitments and that could make him angry or resentful.
3 There are obviously exceptions to the rule — times when factors beyond your control prevent you from being on time. Things happen to all of us, and no one has a perfect record. Truthfully, however, a vast majority of the time, being late is preventable. But instead of planning ahead, allowing a little extra time, or making allowances for unexpected problems, we wait just a little too long, or don’t allow quite enough time — so we end up late. We then compound the problem by making excuses like “traffic was horrible,” when, in reality, traffic is virtually always horrible. The problem wasn’t traffic — but the fact that we didn’t factor enough time in our schedule for the traffic. It’s likely the case that, even if traffic was horrible, or you got off to a late start, or whatever the excuse, the other person isn’t going to be interested or impressed. It may not be fair, but sometimes your work and other positive traits will be overshadowed by the fact that you were late.
4 I wouldn’t underestimate the negative impact of making someone wait. It drives some people crazy. And, even if they don’t express their frustration to you directly, it can show up in other ways — not taking you as seriously, avoiding you when possible, being disrespectful, choosing to spend their time with others instead of you, showing up late to your future appointments, as well as an assortment of other forms of retaliation.
5 Even if your were somehow able to discount the effects of your showing up late, it still creates an enormous amount of stress in your life in other ways. When you’re late, you’re scrambling. You’re in a hurry, behind schedule. It’s difficult to be present-moment-oriented because you’re concerned about whatever it is you’re running late for. Your mind is filled up with stressful thoughts like, “What might happen ?” or “I’ve done it again.” Or you might be hard on yourself, wondering, “Why do I always have to run late ?”
(a) Answer the questions given below :
(i) When you keep people waiting, what is the subtle message that you are giving them ? 2
(ii) Why is keeping someone waiting also stressful for the person who makes them wait ? 2
(iii) According to the writer, being late is preventable. Give examples from the passage. 2
(iv) How does the person who waits indirectly indicate to you that this behaviour is not appreciated ? 2
(v) Give a title to the passage. Say why your title is suitable. 2

(b) Find words/pharases from the passage which mean the same as the following in the context of the passage : 5
(i) underlying (para 1)
(ii) significance/importance (para 1)
(iii) angry and offended (para 2)
(iv) to cause something to be of lesser importance (para 3)
(v) revenge (para 4)

(c) Make sentences with each of the following words/phrases from the passage : 5
(i) valued commodity
(ii) highly stressful
(iii) exceptions to the rule
(iv) compound the problem
(v) underestimate

(d) There must be a time when you were kept waiting by someone. What were your feelings while you waited ? How did you feel towards the person who kept you waiting ? Write in about 150 – 200 words. 10

2. Answer any two of the following in about 300 to 350 words each : 20
(a) Write a short note on Social Small Talk.
(b) What do you think should be the qualities of young leaders in today’s scenario ? Give examples from your own life experiences.
(c) Why is Time Management so important for all of us ? Give some tips on time management to your class/colleagues.
(d) Discuss a film that you have recently seen. Discuss both the positive qualities and negative aspects.

3. (a) Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions : 5
(i) I’ve given myself _______ the end of November to finish the project.
(ii) It’s Anu’s birthday some time _________ the middle of May.
(iii) Jagdish is in Korea _________ the moment.
(iv) He hurt his leg as he jumped _________ the wall.
(v) The students were very enthusiastic __________ the school play.

(b) Complete the following sentences : 5
(i) If _________, he would have passed the exam easily.
(ii) If _________, she would still be alive today.
(iii) If _________,we would have saved money.
(iv) __________ if you had read the book.
(v) __________ if you could live anywhere in the world.

(c) Fill in the blanks with the correct active or passive voice forms of the verbs given in the brackets : 10
Since fluid milk spoils easily, it must be handled carefully and quickly. The milk ________ (collect) from farms and _________ (take) to receiving stations where it ________ (inspect), _________ (weigh) and ________ (chill). It is then _________ (transfer) to a pasteurizing plant in special tank trucks or railroad cars. Pasteurizing __________ (kill) all dangerous bacteria in the milk and __________ (make) it safe to drink. The milk __________ (heat) to at least 143 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. At the pasteurizing plant some of the milk is homogenised, which means it ___________ (treat) to break down the fats so that the cream gets distributed throughout the milk.

4. (a) Complete the sentences with appropriate phrasal verbs given below : 10
turn up, blew up, pick me up, look at, give up, put off, put up with, turn down, go with, run out of
(i) The terrorists ___________ the railway bridge.
(ii) Your health will improve a lot if you _________ on cigarettes.
(iii) I’m not going to _________ their drinking any longer.
(iv) I must go to the shop because we’ve __________ food.
(v) My sister came to __________ at the airport.
(vi) The curtains don’t __________ the sofa set.
(vii) Please __________ the fan before you leave the room.
(viii) Why did she __________ the invitation ?
(ix) Your ankle is swollen; I think the doctor ought to _________ it.
(x) We arranged to meet at 7:30 pm, but she did not _________.

(b) Make antonyms of the following words by adding the prefixes appropriately : 10
(i) fortunate
(ii) capable
(iii) educated
(iv) advantage
(v) expensive
(vi) rational
(vii) legal
(viii) pure
(ix) use
(x) handle

5. You are advising your parents to use certain networking sites on their phones or computers. Discuss the advantages of using them in a conversation that you have with your parents. You may use about 10 – 12 turns. 10
You are standing for the post of President of your College Council. Write a speech where you tell your peers of the vision you have in mind for the betterment of your college


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