JNTU Exam Papers–I B-Tech Regular Examinations– English–May/Jun 2008

JNTU Exam Papers

I B.Tech Regular Examinations, May/Jun 2008

ENGLISH

SET-II

1. Answer the following:

(a) What was the theory held of the world long ago? What does the author have to say of this theory?

(b) What were the two arguments forwarded by the great philosopher Aristotle in his book “On the Heavens”? Elaborate.

(c) What was Ptolemy’s theory and how does it colloborate with Aristotle’s version?

2. Write short notes on

(a) Work at INCOSPAR

(b) The significance of the Educational Rocket Launching station at Thumba.

(c) The site selected for the Launching station and the process of acquisition.

(d) The family’s reaction to Kalam’s proposed visit to NASA for training.

3. Answer in detail:

(a) What is a satellite launch vehicle? Describe it with Dr. Kalam’s illustration using the human body.

(b) “Beautiful hands are those that do work that is earnest and brave and true, moment by moment the long day through”. Drawing on your knowledge of Abdul Kalam’s life and success, discuss how the above poetic lines prove true in his case. Illustrate using examples.

4. “ ‘Flow’ is an overwhelming and joyous experience while working it is a sensation we experience with total involvement.” Explain how you experienced this ‘flow’ in some aspect of your life – in sports, education, etc., and state how total involvement and joyous commitment are essential to make a professional successful, happy and satisfied. Supply suitable examples.

5. (a) Whose death was a great emotional loss to Kalam?

(b) How did Kalam use the Devil missile?

(c) How did then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi encourage Kalam?

(d) Explain Indira Gandhi’s visit to DRDL?

6. Write in detail about India’s achievement of the status of having a third generation anti-tank missile system.

7. Write informal letter on the following:

(a) To your foreign friend describing the attractions of your city.

(b) Congratulate your friend who has won the top rank in the IAS examination.

8. (a) Fill in the blanks with either “a”, “an”, or “the” I went to

i…………………. airport at 6.00 AM Yesterday. I had to catch

ii. ……………….flight to paris. The lines at

iii. ………………airport were very long, So I had to wait

iv. ……………….long time. Once

v. ………………plane took off, I tried to get some sleep but I couldn’t. Then I ate

vi. ………………pretty good meal,

vii. ……………….rate occurrence on airplanes, Late, I spoke to one of

viii. ……………….flight attendants for

ix. …………………..while. She was pretty. She told me that

x. ……………….pilot of

xi. …………….airplane was French. I managed to fall asleep for about

xii. …………….hour. After I woke up, I felt refreshed. I ordered

xiii. ………………drink, then another. Generally, it was

xiv. ………………..pretty smooth flight.

(b) For each of the following sentences,

Fill in the blank with either“a”,“a”, “the” or “no article”

i.  …………….Chinese is a difficult language to learn

ii. …………….General’s army attacked the city at night.

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