PMs paper of English Precis and composition (compulsory Held on 27-12-2015
Q.1 Write a composition using the following opening sentences (500-700) words.
He had a dream that one day he would be……
Q.2 Use any five of the following idiomatic expressions in sentences to make their meaning clear.
A) A Stick in the Mud. B) The salt of the earth. C) A step in the right direction
D) Labour the Point E) An Armchair Critic F) At the Cross Roads G) The acid test H) On thin ice i) Draw a Blank J ) Give way
Q.3 Make a Precis of the following passage and suggest a suitable title.
Despite the existence of much poverty and inequality, it would nevertheless be wrong to portray Pakistan as an unchanging society. Despite major failings of governance, economic growth during the past decade has resulted in the emergence of a. youthful and dynamic middle class. According to some assessments there are now as many as 35 million people with a per capita income of upto $ 1,900.There is no monolithic middle stratum of society; it is differentiated by occupation, income family antecedents, language and gender. The middle class Contains both modernist and traditionalist elements and is as a result not noiselessly more westernized in outlook and lifestyle than the urbanized younger generation drawn from the feudal elite. Indeed, one of the most striking developments of the post decade has been the spread of the orthodox thinking amongvg the youth. Perhaps the most unifying
element of the middle claes is consumerism as seen in the surge In the sales of cars, television~ and
mobile phones. One in two Pakistanis is a mobile phone subscriber, one of the highest ratos •n the
region. In addition to expenditure on electronic durables, the middle classes have establishments and
privately run polydinics which have become a mar1<ed feature of the urban landscape Aooording to one
estimate, around three quarters of al the health care is provided by the pnvate sectot