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Question number: 108

» Essay Writing

Appeared in Year: 2013

Essay Question▾

Describe in Detail

Write an essay on any one of the following in not less than 800 words: (30 Mark)

Economy versus the environment debate

Explanation

The conflict between environmental protection and economic development actually goes back to the times of ancient civilizations. It cannot be denied that the development of an economy will bring a great change in everyone’s life and significantly elevated standard of living. Therefore, some people argue that the development of economy must come be

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Question number: 109

» Grammar

Appeared in Year: 2013

One Liner Question▾

Write in Brief

Correct the following sentences without changing their meaning. Do not make unnecessary changes in the original sentence. (1 Mark)

We are looking forward to see you soon.

Question number: 110

» Grammar

Appeared in Year: 2013

One Liner Question▾

Write in Brief

Correct the following sentences without changing their meaning. Do not make unnecessary changes in the original sentence. (1 Mark)

Nobody likes to be cheated, isn’t it?

Question number: 111

» Precis Writing

Appeared in Year: 2013

Essay Question▾

Describe in Detail

Make a precis of each of the following two passages in about one-third of the original length, using your own words.

(Note: The precis must be written only on the special sheets provided for the purpose, writing one word in each block. The sheets should be fastened securely inside the answer book. ) (20 + 10 = 30 Mark)

The greatest fact in the story of man on Earth is not his material achievements, the empires he has built and broken, but the growth of his soul from age to ·age in its search for truth and goodness. Those who take part in this adventure of the soul secure an enduring place in the history of human culture. Time has discredited heroes as easily as it has forgotten everyone else; but the saints remain. The greatness of Gandhi is more in his holy living than in his heroic struggles, in his insistence on the creative power of the soul and its life-giving quality at a time when the destructive forces seem to be in the ascendant. Gandhi is known to the world as the one man more than any other who is mainly responsible for the mightyupheaval of the Indian nation which has shaken and loosened its chains. Politicians are not generally reputed to take religion seriously, for the values to which they are committed, such as the political control of one people by another, the economic exploitation of the poorer and weaker human beings, are so clearly inconsistent with the values of religion that the latter could not be taken too seriously or interpreted too accurately. But for Gandhi, all life is of one piece. ‘To see the universal and all-pervading Spirit of Truth face to face one must be able to love the meanest of creation as oneself. And a man who aspires after that cannot afford to keep out of any field of life. ” (259 words)

Explanation

Title: Greatness and Success

The greatest fact in the story of man on Earth is not his material achievements, but the growth of his soul from age to age in its search for truth and goodness. The greatness of Gandhi is more in his holy living than in his heroic struggles. To see the universal and all-pervading Spirit of Truth face to face one must

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