English-I 2015 | BHM exam paper | 1st semester

                                                                 POKHARA UNIVERSITY


Level: Bachelor                            Semester – spring/1st          Year: 2015

Programme: BHM                                                                     Full marks: 100

Course: English I                                                                       Pass marks: 45

Time: 3hrs.


Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words as far

as practicable.

The figures in the margin indicate full marks.


Section “A”

                                       Very Short Answer Questions

Attempt all the questions.

1. Answer these questions: (2*15)

a) “Team work is always better then people working alone” Justify this statement.

b) “Marriage is a Private Affair” resolves around the conflict between Nnaemeka and his father:

i) Please describe this conflict.

ii) Explain the reasons for this conflict.

iii) Is this conflict ever resolved?

iv) Relate a similar conflict from your own life with a friend, child, or parent. Please consciously model your style after that of Achebe’s.

c) Apply four levels of reading to the text to The Brave Little Parrot or The Parrot in the Cage.


2. Answer any five of the following. (5*10)

a) You need a hotel room. Telephone the Everest hotel and ask about the following things:

double rooms and cost for two nights,

breakfast (included?) and

location of hotel.

b) Compare and contrast “Shep” and “Sticker”.

c) Retell the main event of “A flight Between a Lion and a Crocodile” in a single paragraph.

d) Summarize the basic plot of The Wretched Stone.

e) Which job would you like to do in your future? What skills, experience, and qualifications do need?

f) Assimilate the poem “The Parrot in the cage” by Lekhnath Paudyal.


3. Give short and pertinent answer to any five question:   (2*5)

a) What was the nature of friendship between the Cabuliwala and Mini?

b) Why didn’t Nnaemeka’s father support his son when Nnaemeka wanted to marry the girl of his own choice?

c) Describe your favourite restaurant using superlatives?

d) Do you think there should be competition among companies? Why? Why not?

e) Why do people often travel on business? On holiday?

f) Write the meaning and make your own sentence if the following words-

  • aisle seat-
  • gleaming-


4. Explain briefly about youeself. 4


Complete this email using the present continuous of the verbs in brackets.


Subject: new position questions/ updates

Hi Rama

Here’s some information about the new position:


Sari can’t take the new job because she …………(finish) her

University studies. We ……………(contact) some of the other

applicants from the interviews last week.


Janis ………..(check) their qualification again and I ……….(arrange)

second interviews. I need some help from you with the interviews –do

you have time or ………(you plan) the HR conference at the moment?

Please let me know.




5. Complete this text with words from the list. 4

Friendlier  higher  expensive  wider  than

more(*2)  easier  better  worse


Our products often  1………..expensive, but we offer a 2………choice 3……..them.

Quality of our product is always from 4……… than theirs.

Their sales staffs are well trained and 5……..experienced than our shop assistants.

Customers say our staff are 6……..than the competitor’s.

Our stores are in more 7………locations, but we are 8…….to find than the competitor.


6. Correct the mistakes: 2

  1. You do work for Ncell?
  2. Are you coming to meeting?



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