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DAKHIL EXAMINATION-2023 (ENGLISH FIRST PAPER)

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DAKHIL EXAMINATION, 2023

ENGLISH FIRST PAPER

[REGULAR] Subject Code:136

Time : 3 hours (Full marks : 100)

[N B : The figures in the right margin indicate full marks.]

Part A : Reading Test (Marks – 50)

Read the passage carefully and answer the questions following it.


“Is there anybody here who has ever crossed a river by a country boat?”

“I have, teacher,” said Jamil. “And I clearly remember what happened in that journey.”

“Would you please tell us what happened?” the teacher asked.

“Okay, teacher. It happened when I was in class 6. On a weekly bazar day, people were coming back with their shopping bags and baskets in hands, on shoulders and heads. They had to cross the river. It was not a big river. There was a ferry boat plying on the river. The boat could cross it in 8-10 minutes. It was just after sunset. The weather was getting bad. The wind started blowing from the north-west. Black clouds were moving fast in the sky.

Everybody was trying to get into the boat. ‘No more, no more, please wait,’ shouted the boatman. But nobody listened to him.” “What happened then, Jamil?” asked Rumi. “With too many people on board, the boat sank in the middle of the river,” replied Jamil.

“Oh no! What happened then?” asked the teacher. “Thank God. There were no casualties. All the passengers swam to the other side. But some of them lost the stuff they were carrying such as oil, salt and milk,” said Jamil.

“Were you on the boat?” asked the teacher. “No, teacher. Seeing the boat overcrowded, I waited for the next boat,” replied Jamil. “You did the right thing, Jamil.”

1.Choose the best answer from the alternatives 1 ×10 = 10

(a)  At that time, Jamil was a student of……….

        (i) class six                                                              (ii) class seven

        (iii) class eight                                                        (iv) class nine

(b)  The boatman requested the people to wait because ………

(i) his boat was very small                                    (ii) the boat had already too many people

(iii) there were other boats they could take       (iv) he would not ferry people with bags and baskets

(c)   Maximum time for the boat to cross the river was …….

(i) 8-10 minutes                                                      (ii) 6 minutes

(iii) 7 minutes                                                          (iv) 11 minutes

(d)  Everybody was avoiding the advice of ……….

        (i) the boatman                                                        (ii) the passengers

(iii) Jamil                                                                 (iv) the teacher

(e)   ‘No more, no more, please wait.’ Why did the boatman say so?

(i) The boat was getting overcrowded                 (ii) The boat was unloaded

        (iii) The boat was broken                         (iv) The water was getting rise

(f)   The word ‘passenger’ mentioned in the passage means ……….

(i) player                                                                  (ii) traveller

(iii) speaker                                                             (iv) writer

(g)  There were no casualties. The statement tells us that…………

(i) nobody died or got injured                              (ii) nobody lost anything

        (iii) nobody was present                           (iv) nobody was absent

(h)  When was everybody trying to get into the boat?

(i) It was just after sunset.                         (ii) It was a winter morning.

        (iii) It was just after sunrise.                                 (iv) It was a hot summer noon.

(i)   The wind started blowing from ………….

        (i) the north-west                                                    (ii) the east

(iii) the south                                                           (iv) right hand side

(j)   The boat sank in the middle of the river on ……….

        (i) a weekly bazar day                                           (ii) Monday

(iii) Sunday                                                              (iv) Saturday

2.Answer the following questions……………………..2 ×6 = 12

(a)  How was the weather?

(b)  Why didn’t Jamil get into the boat?

(c)   If we have too many passengers in a boat, what may happen?

(d)  Where were the people going?

(e)   ‘No more, no more ‘please wait’ who said this? Explain in 2/3 sentences.

(f)   What happened to the passengers?

3.Read the following passage and fill in each gap with a suitable word based on the information of the text. 1×5 = 5

May Day or International Workers’ Day is observed on May 1 all over the world today to commemorate the historical struggle and sacrifices of the working people to establish an eight-hour workday. It is a public holiday in almost all the countries of the world.

Since the Industrial Revolution(1) in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and the US, the workers in mills and factories had been working a long shift, fourteen or even more hours a day.

On May 1st in 1886, inspired by the trade unions, half of the workers at the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company in Chicago went on strike demanding an eight-hour workday. Two days later, a workers’ rally was held near the McCormic Harvester Machine Company and about 6000 workers joined it. The rally was addressed by the labour leaders. They urged the workers to stand together, to go on with their struggle and not to give in to their bosses. At one point of the rally, some strike breakers started leaving the meeting place. The strikers went down the street to bring them back. Suddenly about 200 policemen attacked them with clubs and revolvers. One striker was killed instantly, five or six others were seriously wounded and many others were injured.

International Workers’ (a) — is a memorable day in the history of the world. It is a public (b) — in almost all the countries of the (c) —. The Industrial Revolution took place in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and the (d) —. The workers in mills and factories had been working fourteen or even more hours a (e) —.

4. Summarise the above passage…………………………. 10

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions below :

Facebook is the leading social medium in the world. It is an internet-based social network that connects people worldwide. Everybody having an internet connection can access Facebook. Any person who wishes to be a Face-book member needs first to have an internet connection. They can use Facebook from mobile, tablet and computer. Then he/she needs to sign up with personal details and secret passwords to ensure privacy and security.

Facebook members can send an invitation or friend request anytime. If the invitation or request is once accepted, they become friends in terms of Facebook. After that, they can share everything with each other stored on their Facebook. Facebook allows its members to make numerous albums and upload photos and documents. Besides, it allows everyone to make friends with a lot of people worldwide. Any Facebook members can comment on their friends’ groups.

5. Complete the following table with information from the text: 1 ×6 = 6

Who/What Activity Where
(i) ……….. is the leading social medium (ii) ………….
(iii) …………. can have access to (iv) ……………
It connects people (v) ………………..
Social network (vi) ………….. with a lot of people worldwide

6. Match the parts of sentences given in column ‘A’ and column ‘B’ to write seven complete sentences: 1 ×7 = 7

Column A Column B
(a)   Facebook allows its members to make (i)    needs first to have an internet connection.
(b)   Any Facebook members can (ii)   that connects people worldwide.
(c)   Any person who wishes to be a Facebook member (iii) with a lot of people.
(d)   He/she needs to sign up with personal details and (iv)  comment on their friends’ groups.
(e)   It is a network (v)   numerous albums.
(f)    It allows everyone to make friends (vi)  everything with each other.
(g)   They can share (vii) secret passwords.

Part B —Writing Test (Marks—50)

7. Write a paragraph on ‘Price Hike’ with the help of the following questions: 14

(a)  What is ‘Price Hike’?

(b)  How is the price of everyday products raised?

(c)   Who are responsible for price hike?

(d)  What should be done to overcome the problem?

(e)   What are the duties and responsibilities of the government about it?

8. Read the beginning of a story and complete it in your own way. Give a suitable title to it: 12

Sheikh Saadi was a great poet in Iran. He used to lead a very simple life. Once on his way to the court of the king of Iran, he took shelter in a noble man’s house for a night. He was in a simple dress. The noble man could not recognize him and ……………

9. Write an e-mail to your friend informing what you want to do in your life. 12

9. Suppose, you are Nafi/Hafsa, You are buying a book from the seller. Now write a dialogue between you and the book seller about it. 12

Solution to Board Question:

  1. (a+i) class six; (b+ii) the boat had already too many people; (c+i) 8-10 minutes; (d+i) the boatman; (e+i) The boat was getting overcrowded; (f+ii) traveller; (g+i) nobody died or got injured; (h+i) It was just after sunset; (i+i) the north-west; (j+i) a weekly bazar day.
  2. (a) The weather was not fair. The wind started blowing from the north-west.

(b)  Jamil did not get into the boat as it was overcrowded.

(c)   If we have too many passengers in a boat, it may sink. Casualties may happen too.

(d)  The people were going home from the weekly bazar.

(e)   The boatman said, “No more, no more, please wait.” He said it because the boat had already been overcrowded. It might sink in the river. Consequently, casualties might happen.

(f)   The passengers lost their things but swam to the other side.

  1. (a) Day; (b) holiday; (c) world; (d) U.S.; (e) day.
  2. May 1 is the international workers’ day. On this day, workers sacrificed their lives to establish their rights. During the Industrial Revolution, people had to work fourteen or more hours a day. Besides, they did not get suitable working place and proper wages. That’s why they struggled and established their rights.
  3. (i) Facebook; (ii) in the world; (iii) Everybody; (iv) Facebook; (v) worldwide; (vi) allows everyone to make friends.
  4. (a) Facebook allows its members to make numerous albums.

(b)  Any Facebook members can comment on their friends’ groups.

(c)   Any person who wishes to be a Facebook member needs first to have an internet connection.

(d)  He/she needs to sign up with personal details and secret passwords.

(e)   It is a network that connects people worldwide.

(f)   It allows everyone to make friends’ with a lot of people.

(g)   They can share everything with each other.

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