HSC ENGLISH MARCH 2016 BOARD QUESTION PAPER PAGE NO. 3





(iii) Change the following into indirect speech:


Mother said, “Sunita, what did you buy from the market?” She said, “I bought a dictionary.”


Ans. Mother asked Sunita what she had bought from the market. Sunita replied that she had bought a dictionary.


Q. 2. (A) Read the following extract and answer the questions given below: [11 marks]


(1) What conclusions did the researchers arrive at?


Ans. Researchers concluded that the earth could actually withstand up to 2,00,000 times the current population. It means the earth is capable of comfortably sustaining a population several times the current 6.5 billion.


(2) How does the writer explain that the fertility is one of the decline?

Ans. The writer points out that though population has grown, the rate of growth has fallen sharply. Twenty years ago, the UN projected that population would reach 11.16 billion in 2050, today they say it will reach only 9.37 billion.

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