Up Board class 12th English half yearly paper 2022-23

Up Board class 12th English half yearly paper 2022-23:

12th English half yearly paper solution 2022-23

Half yearly exam 2022-23

Class - 12th

Subject - English

Note:- (i) This paper is divided into sections- A,B,C&D.

(ii) All questions are compulsory.

Section:- A [Reading]

1. Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:-

Education is not an end. But a means to an end. In other words we do not educate children only for the purpose of educating them; our purpose is to fit them for life. As soon as be realise this fact. We shall understand that it is important to choose a system of education which will really prepare children for life. It is not enough to choose the first system of education one finds, or to continue with one's old system of education without examining it but to see whether it is in fact suitable or not. In fact, when we say that all of us must be educated, we mean that all of us may be educated in such a way that firstly, each of us can do whatever job suited to our brain and ability, and secondly, that we can realise that all jobs are necessary to society and that it is very bad to be a ashmed of one's work or to scorn someone else's.


1. What is aim of education?

2. What is the process of selecting an education system?

3. What kinds of job should we do?

4. What should be our attitude towards a work?

5. What's that mean:

(i) aim             (ii) scheme

Section:- B [Writing]

2. You were involved in a road accident. Write a report giving details of the accident: a bus hit a tonga- pupil injured one dead - traffic jam - injured were taken to hospital.


The invention of mobile phone has brought about a a revolution in the lives of people. If used properly, it can be a blessing but it misused, it can be proved a curse. Write an article on this topic.

3. write an essay on any one of the following topics:

(i) problem of pollution

(ii) covid-19

(iii) the blessing of science

4. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper about frequent breakdown of electricity in your locality.


Last week you bought an automatic washing machine from Ganesh Trimurti Stores, Varanasi. Now you find that machine is not working property and is making an unbearable noise. Write a letter to the dealer complaining about the same and requesting him to change the washing machine at the earliest.

Section:- C [Grammar]

5(A). Change the following sentences into indirect form of speech:- (anyone)

(i) He said to me, "why did you not come to school yesterday?"

(ii) The teacher said to the boy, "do not abuse anyone."

B. Combine the following as directed within the brackets. (Anyone)

(i) Ravi found his pen. It was lost. (Simple sentence)

(ii) Tagore was the author of the Gitanjali. He was a great poet of Bengal. (Simple sentence)

C. Transform any one of the following sentences as  directed within in brackets.

(i) He is too proud to listen to anyone. (Remove 'too')

(ii) Everybody loves his motherland. (Interrogative)

D. Correct the following sentences.

(i)He is junior than me.

(ii) Pupils of my village are honest.

E. Use the given idioms/phrases in your sentence (anyone)

(i) cry for the moon

(ii) add fuel to fire

(iii) herculean task

F. Give the synonyms of the following words.

(i) battle

(ii) destination

G. Give the antonyms of the following words.

(i) courageous

(ii) foreign

H. Substitute one word for the following expression.

(i) a traveller in space

(ii) the life history of a man written by himself.

I. Use the following words in your sentences so as to bring out the differences in their meaning clearly. (Anyone)

(i) career, carrier

(ii) moral, morale

6. Translate the following into English.

जुलाई का महीना था। अत्यधिक गर्मी और घुटन थी। मैं स्कूल के लिए चल पड़ा। अचानक आकाश में बादल छा गए। शीतल हवा चलने लगी। सूरज घने बादलों में छिप गया। बादल गरजे और बिजली चमकने लगी। झमाझम पानी बरसने लगा। सड़कों पर पानी ही पानी दिखाई पड़ने लगा। छोटे बच्चे बरसात का आनंद ले रहे थे। 1 घंटे बाद बारिश रुकी। मैं पूरी तरह भीग गया था। जब मैं स्कूल पहुंचा तो पता चला कि प्रधानाचार्य महोदय ने वर्षा दिवस की घोषणा कर दी थी।

Section:- D [Literature]

7. Answer any one of the following in not more than 150 words:-

(i) What changes did the order from Berlin cause in school thatday?

(ii) How is your opinion can Mukesh realises his dreams?

8. Answer any two of the following in not more than 30 words:-

(i) What had been put on the bulletin board?

(ii) What makes the city of Firozabad famous?

(iii) What is Saheb looking for in the garbade dumpse? Where is he and where has he come from?

9. Read the following lines of poetry and answer the questions given below it.

Driving from my parents home to coaching last Friday morning, I saw my mother, beside me, doze, open mouthed, her face ashen like that of a corpse and realised with pain that she was as old as she looked.

(i) Name the poem and the poet.

(ii) Where was the poet driving to?

(iii) What does the poet realise with pain?

10. Write the central idea of any one of the following poems.

(i) My mother at sixty-six

(ii) An elementary school classroom in a slum

11. Answer any one of the following in not more than 150 words.

(i) The modern world is full of insecurity, fear, war, worry and stress. What are the ways in which we attempt to overcome?

(ii) What rumour was rife in pratibandpuram about the crown Prince Jung Bahadur?

12. Answer any two of the following in not more than 30 words.

(i) Who is the tiger king? Why does he get that name?

(ii) What does the third level refer to?

(iii) What do you infer from Sam's letter to charley?

और नया पुराने

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