Category : English Grammar and Composition

English 1: Grammar and Composition Practice Test

Time: One hour                                                                                                    Maximum Marks: 40

Question 1

Write a letter to the District Collector of your locality requesting him or her to be the Chief Guest of an event ‘Fine Art Fest’, a cultural programme to be held next week in your school.                                                      [10]

Question 2
  1. Write, as the Secretary of the Arts Club, a Notice to be displayed on your school notice board about an event to be held next week in your school.                                                                                                       [5]
  2. You are the Principal of the school mentioned above. Write an email to the Principal of a neighbouring school inviting him/her to the event cited above.                                                                                     [5]
Question 3
  1. In the passage, fill in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of the word given. Do not copy the passage but write in correct serial order the word or phrase appropriate to the blank space.      [4]

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Question 1

Formal Letter

The Proprietor

Name of the Shop


Points to be included.

  1. Name of the book
  2. Date and time when the book was lost
  3. The place in the shop where you think you might have left the book.
  4. Any distinguishing mark.
  5. Request to help find the book.
  6. Request to inform you if the book is found.

Question 2

Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so.

  1. Since there was nothing to do, we went home.
  2. While I was going to school, I saw Tom.

iii. I have purchased some very beautiful pens..

Question 3

Fill in each blank in the following sentences with an appropriate word. [2]

  1. I don`t know what prevented him from attending the meeting.
  2. He was told to put on the black shoes.
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English Grammar and Composition
Aptitude Test
Time: One Hour         
                       Max Marks: 25

Question 1

You are living in a big city but the water supply of your colony is very poor. As summers are going on all the residents face acute shortage of water. Write a letter to the Editor of a reputed newspaper drawing the authorities’ attention to the problem.                                                                                                        [10]
Question 2
Rewrite as directed                                                                                    [10]
a.       Very few subjects are as important as English. (Use: most)
b.      Only if India wins the cup, we will have a holiday.( Change into a negative sentence)
c.       The matter was reported to the commissioner. (Change the voice)
d.      She is very dull in studies. She is smart-looking. ( Combine the sentences)
e.       The Judge said to the Prosecutor, “Do you agree with the arguments presented yesterday?” Change into indirect speech)
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