West Bengal Legal Service – 2007 – English
West Bengal Legal Service-2007 – English Question Paper
Total marks – 50 Duration – 3 hours
GROUP – A (ENGLISH)
1. Write an essay on arty one of the fallowing :
(a) Preservation of Natural Resources.
(b) Erosion of values in die modern Age.
(c) The problems of juvenile delinquents.
(d) what ails Education System
(e) The application of computers extend beyond routine data processing function.
(f) freedom of the artist,
2. Do as direct by closing any one of the following :
(write in about 150 word)
(a) A bird in the band is worth. two in the busin (Amplify)
(b) It was in the midst of the dense freest, and just before our jeep, was a hand of wild elephant
(Write a diary entry, beginning witb the above sentence, recording your experience in the forest)
N. B Write X, Y, Z etc. in place of name, address etc. if necessary.
(c) Rome was not built in a day. (Amplify)
(d) A coalition government reflects the, nature of Indian society. (Develop this topic into a dialogue between two friends)
(e) Charity begins at home, (Amplify)
B, is a few sentence write in what way meach of the following persons /texts / years in famous.
(i) 1897 (ii) thulan Goswami (iii) G. P. Sippy, (iv) The inheritance of loss (v) M,P. Husain
3. Mate a precis of the passage given below (reducing it to one- third of its original length) and suggest a suitable title. 18 + 2 Old cars, old paintings, old wine—all are vintage and priceless. In this era where all that glitters is certainly not gold, the old seems to be a relieving exception. Nostalgic remembrances, flickering reminiscences and a voyage down memory lane are something to be cherished. They seem to say it all. Dodging ups and down, the ebb and tide, subtleties and intricacies—the elderly people have almost conquered the glorious uncertainties of a war. The WAR OF LIFE.
And that is precisely the fact that has kept them a step ahead in this world. Grey hair and wrinkled faces are but a passive expression of their sagacity that has come in the course of gathering experience. And experience they say is the best teacher.
It is indeed pathetic, that this prudence of age is being shrugged off as senility and as a burden on a social structure poised on selfishness and arrogance. Mrs. Sumita Bhattacharya (72) presents such a case “I cannot tolerade my son coming home drunk. But will he listen to me ?” Another veteran resident of north Calcutta admitted that he was always avoided by his sons and so his grandchildren too were indifferent towards Kim. “They also shout back at me.”
With joint families taking a backseat and nuclear families cramming in tiny flats, such changes in attitude are inevitable. But the irreparable loss of affection, indulgence and love that our grandparents shower on us cannot be easily discarded. And this is what Sumona Devi (75) ponders upon. “The absence of parents was never felt by us because there were so many aunts to look after us, cousins to play with, distant grandparents to pamper us and it seemed to be a season of perpetual festivity. Today’s kids have no idea of the fun we used to have.’* She lamented.
Sumona Devi recalls that aged members of the house were never shown any disrespect. But Ashok Sengupta(76) is not that lucky. With acute insomnia adding to his plight, he spends sleepless nights, wondering at the dispute over his will. He admitted that he was forcibly made to sign legal documents and was cheated by his own son.