Final Model Test; SSC 2012
English 1st Paper (Compulsory)
Full Marks: 100; Time: 3 hours
Part-A: Reading Test (40 Marks)
Read the passage carefully and answer the questions following it:
I have never thought that I'd do an MA, let alone in fashion. But here I am in Nottingham, six months into an MA course in Fashion & Textiles at Nottingham Trent University.
I am beginning to realise that doing a postgraduate degree in fashion is not really about being able to design wonderfully creative clothes, but about discovering my own potential. Every step I have been taking has brought me closer to understanding my philosophy towards what I design. The knowledge of why I do what I do is ...view middle of the document...
i) to separate ii) to mix
iii) to exclude iv) more of them
(d) During post graduate degree the writer has been closer to her own —.
i) philosophy ii) knowledge
iii) thought of her design iv) interaction
(e) Students experience each other’s culture — .
i) with curiosity ii) with disdain
iii) with conscience iv) with satisfaction
2. Write whether the statements are true or false. If false, give the correct answer: 1×5=5
(a) To complete the course the student feels tough.
(b) The situation mainly offers the students to experience each other’s culture.
(c) Fashion designing is a profession of creativity.
(d) Students studying at Nottingham Trent University are Asian.
(e) It was a long cherished hope of the writer that she would do an MA in fashion.
3. Fill in each gap in the following passage with a suitable word from the box. There are more words than necessary. 1/2×10=5
|develop |demandable |learners |cope |enables |make |
|various |opportunity |wants |designed |discover |aims |
Fashion technology is a very (a) — subject in today’s world. The post graduate course in “Fashion and Textile” (b)— not only to develop one’s potentiality but also to (c) — new boundaries for oneself. It gives (d) — an idea towards what she designs along with the reason. She can (e) — her understanding clearly. Because the course is (f)— in such a way that it (g) — the learners to (h) — with the objectives. Moreover, the (i) — of working with different people from (j) — part of the world offers wonderful environment to exchange and experience various culture and heritage.
4. Read the passage A again. Now write a paragraph based on the information about the experience of a student studying Fashion and Textiles technology in the USA. Use clues in the box below. The paragraph may contain at best 70 words. The information should be in the logical sequence as it appears in the text. 5
|group |project |fashion |design |vicarious |let alone |
5. Answer the following the questions in your own words: 1×5=5
(a) What is the most outstanding fact about the course?
(b) What is the realisation of the students?
(c) What is the aim of the short project of the course?
(d) How is the course planned?
(e) What insights has the writer developed about fashion design?
6. Fill in the blanks with suitable word. 1/2×10=5
One of the best things about (a)— Nottingham is the facts that there are so many (b)— people from all over the (c)—. Their unique situation (d)— students not only to (e)— each other’s culture vicariously but be (f)— of their differences. It’s interesting to see how (g)— or subconsciously they are bringing parts of their...