Past Papers English Paper B GC University Faisalabad 2015 First Annual



B.A. English (Language) 1st Annual                                                                          Time: 3 Hours.
Paper B                                                                                                                          Marks: 100
Important Note: Over-attempted idioms/correction of sentences will not be marked. Only the FIRST FIVE will be marked. Don’t write your name, phone # or identity in any answer.
Q.No.1: Write an essay, with outline, of 300-500 words on ONE of the following topics.          20+5
1. Terrorism
2. Median and its Impacts
3. Dignity of Labour
4. Drug Addiction
5. Laptop Scheme in Punjab
Q.No.2: Read the following passage and answer the questions given at the end.
            Though all of us strive to be happy, none is completely happy. Accidents spoil our happiness. Sickness and death often do the same. There are many infirmities of the flesh and spirit which stand in the way of our attaining complete happiness. No one is immune from them besides; one’s happiness does not always depend entirely on one’s own actions. An ungrateful child may ruin the happiness of his father, heartless husband may embitter the life of his wife. Some men are so sensitive that they do feel happy unless those around them are also happy. Their sympathies are those that suffer may be too keen to allow them to be happy. It is also true that our desires are always in advance of our possessions. We desire many things and as we attain very few of them, we feel unhappy.
اگرچہ ہم سب ہی خوش رہنے کی کوشش کرتے ہیں مگر کوئی بھی مکمل طور پر خوش نہیں ہے۔ حادثات ہماری خوشی کو تباہ کر دیتے ہیں۔ بیماری اور موت اکثر ایسا ہی کرتی ہیں۔ ہماری روح اور جان میں بہت سی کمزوریاں ہوتی ہیں جو ہماری  مکمل خوشی حاصل کرنے میں رکاوٹ ہوتی  ہیں۔ کوئی بھی بندہ ان سے  محفوظ نہیں ہے۔ اسکے علاوہ ایک آدمی کی مکمل خوشی کا انحصار اسکے اپنے اعمال پر نہیں ہوتا۔ ایک ناشکرا بچہ اپنے باپ کی خوشیوں کو تباہ کر سکتا ہے۔ ایک جذبات سے عاری شوہر اپنی بیوی کی ذندگی کی تلخ کر سکتا ہے۔ کچھ آدمی اتنے حساس ہوتے ہیں کہ وہ اسوقت تک خوشی محسوس نہیں کرتے  جب تک کے ان کے ارد گرد سب خوش نہ ہوں۔ انکی ہمدردیاں  وہ ہوتی ہیں جو  اتنی مبتلا ہوتی ہیں  کہ وہ اتنی گہری ہوتی ہیں کہ وہ خوش نہیں رہ سکتے۔ یہ بات بھی سچ ہے کہ ہماری خواہشات ہمیشہ  ہماری ملکیت  کی ذیادتی میں ہوتی ہیں۔ ہم بہت ساری چیزوں کی خواہش کرتے ہیں اور ان میں سے بہت کم پوری کر پاتے ہیں اوور ہم بہت ناخوش رہتے ہیں۔                 
Q.1: What is the main cause of unhappiness?
Answer: The main causes of unhappiness are sickness, accidents, death or some other issue regarding our health or soul.
Q.2: Why can the sensitive people not feel happy?
Answer: The sensitive people cannot feel happy because of the unhappiness around them. If all around them are happy, they become happy.
Q.3: How can we get happiness?
Answer: The limitation of desires can bring happiness for us.
Q.4: Suggest a suitable title for the passage.
Answer: Title: The Reasons of Unhappiness
Q.5: Make a précis of the passage.
Answer:Everyone wants to be happy but it seems a desire. Sickness, accidents, death or some other issue regarding our health or soul are the main causes of our unhappiness. Happiness is inner as well as outer matter. That’s why, the sensitive people cannot feel happy because of the unhappiness around them. However, the limitation of desires can bring happiness for us.
Q.No.3: Write a letter to the Editor on rash and reckless driving.
Answer:                                  LETTER
                                                                                                                                    Examination Hall,
                                                                                                                                    City A.B.C.
                                                                                                                                    March19, 2016.
The Editor,
The Pakistan Times,
Subject:                       Rash and Reckless Driving
     I want to draw your attention to a grave problem of society. As you know that the trend of rash and reckless driving of motor cars is increasing day by day. Men, women and children are at the mercy of the drivers. Specially, this trend has become a danger for the children. It is also a danger for the old people who want to cross the roads and women who want to cross road with burden on their heads. That’s why, accidents are taking place daily. So many lives are lost in these accidents. Sometimes, two motor cars coming from opposite sides collide with each other due to their breakneck speed. These accidents are a routine matter. Sometimes, the drivers crush the people under their vehicles and escape from the crime scene. The people cannot know their names and note the numbers of their motor cars. That’s why, they often escape from punishment. This trend should be removed as soon as possible. I would like to give some suggestions to handle this grave problem. First, the drivers who drive carelessly, their driving license should be cancelled. Second, if the drivers cause some accident, they should be punished severely because even if they are punished, the punishment imposed upon them is not so deterrent. Third, the traffic police should be made vigilant.
             I am sure that the concerned authorities would take immediate action against it.
                                                                                                                                                Yours truly,
OR                                          Write a job application for the post of English teacher.
Job Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Examination Hall,
                                                                                                                               City A.B.C.
                                                                                                                               April 2, 2016.
The Principal,
Government College,
Subject: Application for the Post of English Teacher
     Through your advertisement in the paper, I have come to know that the post of English Teacher’ is lying vacant under your kind control. I am a young man with a sound health and excellent academic record. I measure up to all the standards of your requirement.
     If I am given a chance, I shall prove my worth and never give you a chance of complaint. I am sure that my case would be treated on merit. I am ready to join my duty at any time. I shall never give you a chance of complaint. I will wait for your reply very anxiously.
                                                Thanking in anticipation.
                                                                                                                                                Yours truly,
Curriculum Vitae/Bio-Data
Name:                          X.Y.Z.
Father’s Name:            D.E.F.
CNIC:                                     33105-0000000-0
Address:                      Model Town Lahore.
Nationality:                 Pakistani
Religion:                      Islam
Marital Status:             Unmarried
M.A.English Literature  
First Division
NUML Islamabad
B.A. English Literature
First Division
PU Lahore
First Division
BISE Faisalabad
First Division
BISE Faisalabad
Professional Qualification:
Diploma in Office Management (PBTE Faisalabad)
Spoken English Course (NUML Islamabad)
Experience: 3 year experience at Government College Samundri as CTI
Hobbies: Book Reading, Sports
References: References will be provided on demand.
Q.No.4: Correct any FIVE of the following sentences. (10)
1. He described about the scenery.
Correct: He described the scenery.
2. What beautiful sceneries!
Correct: What a beautiful scenery it is!
3. I couldn’t help not laughing at the joke.
Correct: I couldn’t help laughing at the joke.
4. The flowers smell sweetly.
Correct: The flowers smell sweet.
5. I am thinking you are wrong.
Correct: I think you are wrong.
6. Both of them is dead.
Correct: Both of them are dead.
7. If he was here, he would support me.
Correct: If he were here, he would have supported me.OR If he had been here, he would have supported me.
8. I need good sleep.
Correct: I need sound sleep.
Q.No.5: Use any five of the following phrases in sentences. (10)
Play someone false
دھوکہ دینا
Do not play with anyone false.کسی کو دھوکہ مت دو۔                           
On the eve of
کے موقع پر
I congratulated him on the eve of his success.
میں نے اسے اسکی کامیابی کے موقع پر مبارکباددی۔
Go about
کسی کام کو جاری  رکھنا
Despite the heavy rain, the people went about their business.
بارش کے باوجود لوگ نے اپنے کاروبار  کو جاری رکھا۔
Run over
نظر دوڑانا یا کچل دینا
The truck ran over a Tonga.      ٹرک نے ایک ٹانگے کو کچل دیا۔
Put off
ملتوی کرنا
Yesterday, he put off an important meeting. کل اس نے ایک اہم میٹنگ ملتوی کر دی۔
Hold by
قابو میں کرنا
I hold him by the neck. میں اسکو گردن سے پکڑتا ہوں۔                              
Carry on
جاری رکھنا
Carry on your work.اپنا کام جاری رکھو۔                                           
Q.No.6: Translate the following into English. (15)
اسوقت امریکہ اور مغربی ممالک نے اسلام کو تنقید کا  نشانہ بنا رکھا ہے اور مسلمانوں کو سب سے بڑا دہشت گرد قرار دینے کی مہم شروع کر رکھی ہے۔ اسکا مقصد اسلام اور مسلمانوں کو بدنام کرنا ہے۔ انہیں فلسطین ، کشمیر، عراق، افغانستان، بوسنیا اور چیچنیا میں مسلمانوں کے خلاف اسرائیل ، بھارت، امریکہ اور روس کی ریاستی دہشت گردی نظر نہیں آتی۔ ضرورت  اس امر کی ہے کہ مسلمانوں پر ہونے والے مظالم کے خلاف پورا عالم اسلام متحد ہو جائے۔ مزید برآں یہ دور جدید ٹیکنالوجی اور تعلیم کا ہے مسلمانوں کو ان دونوں شعبوں میں ترقی کرنی چاہئیے۔                                                                                            
Translation: At present, America and the Western countries have made Islam the target of their criticism and started a campaign to declare the Muslims the terrorists. Its purpose is to defame Islam and the Muslims. They do not notice the state terrorism of Israel, India, America and Russia in Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Chechnya. The need of the hour is the unity of whole Islamic world against the cruelties being done to the Muslims. Moreover, this is the age of technology and education. The Muslims should make progress in both the fields.