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Question number: 1

» Paragraph Writing

Appeared in Year: 2015

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Write a paragraph in about 200 words on any one of the following expressions/statements. (10 mark)

Brevity is the soul of wit.

Explanation

This phrase has been coined by William Shakespeare in the play names “Hamlet”. The meaning of this phrase differs in different contexts. As brevity means to be concise and exact in using the words in a writing or speech. In one context it means that any good speech or writing… (160 more words) …

Question number: 2

» Paragraph Writing

Appeared in Year: 2015

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Describe in Detail

Write a paragraph in about 200 words on any one of the following expressions/statements. (10 mark)

To err is human; to forgive is divine.

Explanation

  • We all are human and we all make mistakes. No one is perfect. It is human nature to make mistakes. When we make mistakes, we do not mind forgiving ourselves. But when it comes to others, it is difficult to do so. Many a times in life we come across… (173 more words) …

Question number: 3

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Write a paragraph in about 200 words on any one of the following expressions/statements. (10 mark)

Time and tide wait for none.

Explanation

  • “Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back. Yes, it is certain that time is like a tide of the ocean. As the currents… (158 more words) …

Question number: 4

» Paragraph Writing

Appeared in Year: 2015

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Write a paragraph in about 200 words on any one of the following expressions/statements. (10 mark)

All that glitters is not gold.

Explanation

Gold is a bright and shining metal. There are many other metals which are equally bright. They might glitter for some time but gradually fade away in the course of time. Their beauty does not last long. But gold is such a metal that can withstand the wear and tear… (158 more words) …

Question number: 5

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Write a paragraph in about 200 words on any one of the following expressions/statements. (10 mark)

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

Explanation

This literally means that if you have one bird in your hand be content with it. Don’t try to grab the two birds in the bush because you are not sure whether you will get both or not. In the process of trying to grab the birds in the bush… (180 more words) …

Question number: 6

» Paragraph Writing

Appeared in Year: 2014

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Write a paragraph in about 200 words on any one of the following phrases/expressions: (10 Mark)

No man is an island.

Explanation

It has always said that no man can live in isolation. We need to interact with people to grow and develop. No one is self-sufficient. Human beings necessarily depend on one another. The best way to prepare for life is to work with others and be cooperative. Working with other… (151 more words) …

Question number: 7

» Paragraph Writing

Appeared in Year: 2014

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Describe in Detail

Write a paragraph in about 200 words on any one of the following phrases/expressions: (10 Mark)

The pen is mightier than the sword.

Explanation

The power of a pen is enormously larger than a sword. The pen is usually linked with writing. It helps the writer to record his thoughts on paper. Whereas a sword is a weapon used to impose power and strength on someone weaker. A person’s ideas and thoughts are expressed… (167 more words) …

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