CBSE Class 10 Sample Paper for 2024 Boards - English

[Reading] Question 1 (i) Important

Question 1 (ii)

Question 1 (iii)

Question 1 (iv) Important

Question 1 (v)

Question 1 (vi) Important

Question 1 (vii)

Question 1 (viii) Important

[Reading] Question 2 (i)

Question 2 (ii) Important

Question 2 (iii) Important

Question 2 (iv)

Question 2 (v) Important

Question 2 (vi)

Question 2 (vii)

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[Grammar] Question 3 (i) Important

[Grammar - Error and Correction] Question 3 (ii)

[Conversation] Question 3 (iii) Important

Question 3 (iv)

Question 3 (v) Important

[Grammar - Error and Correction] Question 3 (vi)

Question 3 (vii)

[Grammar - Narration] Question 3 (viii) Important

Question 3 (ix)

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Question 3 (xi)

[Grammar - Error and Correction] Question 3 (xii) Important

[Letter Writing] Question 4 (A)

[Letter Writing] Question 4 (B) Important

[Paragraph Writing] Question 5 (A) Important

[Paragraph Writing] Question 5 (B) Important

[Literature - Extract Type Question] Question 6 (A) - i

Question 6 (A) - ii Important

Question 6 (A) - iii

Question 6 (A) - iv Important

[Literature - Extract Type Question] Question 6 (B) - i Important

Question 6 (B) - ii

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[Literature - Extract Type Question] Question 7 (A) - i

Question 7 (A) - ii Important

Question 7 (A) - iii

Question 7 (A) - iv Important

[Literature - Extract Type Question] Question 7 (B) - i

Question 7 (B) - ii Important

Question 7 (B) - iii

Question 7 (B) - iv Important

[Literature] Question 8 (i)

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Question 8 (iii) Important

Question 8 (iv)

Question 8 (v) Important

[Literature] Question 9 (i) Important

Question 9 (ii)

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[Literature] Question 10 (A) Important

Question 10 (B)

[Literature] Question 11 (A) Important

Question 11 (B) Important

LOMOV : It's cold... I'm trembling all over, just as if I’d got an examination before me. The great thing is , I must have my mind made up. If I give myself time to think, to hesitate, to talk a lot, to look for an ideal, or for real love, then I'll never get married. Brr...It’s cold! Natalya Stepanovna is an excellent housekeeper, not bad-looking, well-educated. What more do I want? But I'm getting a noise in my ears from excitement. (Drinks) And it’s impossible for me not to marry. In the first place, I'm already 35— a critical age, so to speak. In the second place, I ought to lead a quiet and regular life. I suffer from palpitations, I'm excitable and always getting awfully upset; at this very moment my lips are trembling, and there’s a twitch in my right eyebrow. (The Proposal)

If an actor were to enact this extract, what would he be required to focus on, while modulating his voice?

Answer:

While enacting this extract, an actor would need to focus on conveying Lomov's nervousness, excitement, and uncertainty through voice modulation.

Step-by-Step explanation by Teachoo:

If an actor were to enact this extract, they would need to focus on the following aspects while modulating their voice:

  • Nervousness: Lomov is nervous about the proposal, so the actor should add a shaky quality to their voice to emphasize this emotion. 🥶
  • Excitement: Lomov is also excited about the prospect of marriage, so the actor should vary the pace and pitch of their voice to convey this excitement. 😁
  • Uncertainty: The actor should make Lomov's tone sound questioning and unsure when talking about Natalya's qualities, to show his doubts about the decision. 🤔

By focusing on these elements, the actor would be able to effectively convey Lomov's emotions and state of mind in this extract. 🎭

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