Saturday, 1 October 2016


Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.
(Marcus Tullius Cicero)

    Memories are more indelible than ink. Days pass however the memories and associations they leave refuse to die. My last day at college is one of those bygone days whose memory is still fresh and clear in my mind. It was one of the golden days of my life. It was a day of sadness as well as preparedness.
     I had spent two years in my college. I had learnt many lessons. I had made many friends. I had developed great respect for my teachers. I had participated in many co-curricular activities. I had won many prizes. I had evolved great intimacy with the college building.  In fact, I had enjoyed my stay at college.
     A sunny day of March was my last day at college. The holidays preparatory to the final examination were going to commence from the next day. All the students were in their best clothes. Our juniors of first year class had hosted a farewell party for us in the college hall. We were entertained with speeches, songs, jokes, burgers and cold drinks.
     However, the best part of the farewell party was our principal's speech. He gave us many pieces of advice. He advised us to be honest, truthful and upright in our dealings. I will never forget his words, "Hard work and perseverance is a key to success." In the end, he wished us all a successful life and a bright future.
    All the students stood up from their seats. They shook hands with their worthy teachers. Some of the students obtained the teachers' autographs in their diaries. The teachers handed us our character certificates. All the students embraced each other for the last time. It was a very sentimental, emotional and pathetic scene.
     Finally we came out of the hall and gathered in the garden. We took some group photographs. I looked at the college thoughtfully. The college building, the playground, the trees in the college courtyard, the class rooms and even the college library seemed to whisper to me how they would miss me. Even the last day at college had ended.
Farewell, my friends! farewell, my foes!
My peace with these, my love with those:
(Robert Burns)

Monday, 19 September 2016


(Paper Tips are only given in the Hard Copy)
Answer the following questions. 
1. Why did Chips leave Melbury?
Ans. He left it because he had been ragged there a good deal.
2. When was Brookfield established and rebuilt?
Ans. It was established in the reign of Elizabeth and rebuilt in the reign of George I.
3. What kind of people did Brookfield produce?
Ans. It produced knights, bishops, judges, colonial administratives, businessmen and politicians etc.
4. Who was Wetherby?
Ans. He was the head of Brookfield when Chips joined it.
5. Who was Colley?
Ans. He was the first student punished by Chips at Brookfield.
6. How did Mr. Chips meet Katherine Bridges?
Ans. He met her by an incident on Great Gable in Lake District.
7. Why did Katherine like Chips?
Ans. She liked him because of his gentle behaviour, outdated opinions and honest thoughts.
8. How did Katherine influence Chips after their marriage?
Ans. She made him a new man. His humour, mind, discipline and popularity got improved.
9. When did Katherine and her new born child die?
Ans.They died on 1st April, 1898.
10. Who was Collingwood?
Ans. He was the student punished by Chips for climbing on to the gymnasium roof.
11. What kind of person was Ralston?
Ans. He was a modernist and live-wire of thirty-seven years old.
12. Why did Ralston not like Mr. Chips?
Ans. It was because Mr. Chips' dress and teaching method were old fashioned.
13. Why did Ralston quarrel with Chips?
Ans. He quarreled with Chips because Chips refused to resign from the school.
14. Who was Sir John Rivers?
Ans. He was the chairman of the Governors and old student of Mr. Chips.
15. What kind of speech did Chips make in the farewell party?
Ans. It was a short and humorous speech full of references.
16. What was given to Chips on his retirement?
Ans. He was given a cheque, a writing table and a wall clock.
17. Where did Mr. Chips lodge after his retirement?
Ans. He lodged at Mrs. Wickett's house.
18. Who was Mrs. Wickett?
Ans. She was the owner of the house that Chips lodged after his retirement.
19. How did Chips spend his days after his retirement?
Ans. He spent them in recalling past, entertaining guests and editing Brookfieldian Directory etc.
20. How was Chips' hospitality?
Ans. He entertained his guests with tea, cakes and conversation in a jolly manner.
21. When did Meldrum die and how?
Ans. He died in 1900 due to pneumonia.
22. Who was Chatteris?
Ans. He was the successor of Ralston. He was a modern and sympathetic man of 34.
23. What was the contribution of Brookfield to England?
Ans. It provided professional people in peace, and teachers and students as soldiers in war.
24. How was Mr. Chips an institution at Brookfield?
Ans. His long stay, experience and knowledge of Brookfield history made in an institution in himself.
25. Who was Merivale?
Ans. He was Mr. Chips' doctor and friend.
26. How did Chips spend his money?
Ans. He spent it on his disease, paying rent, entertaining guests and donated the remaining.
27. What was Chips' will?
Ans. His will distributed his money among Mrs. Wickett, mission and scholarship to the school.
28. Who were stink merchants?
Ans. These were the scientists who invented bombs and weapon in their laboratories.
29. Who was the last visitor of Mr. Chips?
Ans. He was a small boy named Linford.
30. When and how did Chips die?
Ans. He died in November 1933 due to Bronchitis.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Past Paper Lahore Board - 2012 Group I

Q.1. Choose the best answer. 
(i) The writer looked into the luminous swirl of the river, (misty, murky, dim, bright)
(ii) The writer was reckless with misery. (quiet, talkative, rash, slow)
(iii) The boy must cultivate a poise that smothers the fidgets, (