Category : Grammar and Composition

            <![CDATA[<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #000080;">ICSE 2019 English Paper 1: Grammar and Composition: Practice Paper 10</span></strong></p>

Question 1
Write a letter to the editor of a national English daily newspaper about the need of a Government School in your locality.
Question 2
(a) You are the Head Boy/Head Girl of your school. Write a notice to be displayed on the notice board informing the students of a painting Competition to be held in your school.
(b) With reference to the above notice, write an email, with a copy to the school Principal, requesting an eminent artist in your city to inaugurate the competition.
Question 3
(a) Fill in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of the word given in brackets.
Do not copy the passage; write in correct serial order the word or phrase appropriate to the blank space.
Example:
I _______ (0) (slow) the car as I saw the new house.… Read More “ICSE 2019 English Paper 1: Grammar and Composition: Practice Paper 10”

            <![CDATA[<b><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;">Question 1</span></b><br />

Write a letter to the Customer Care Executive of a Book Publisher in New Delhi complaining about a book you have ordered delivered to you in damaged condition. Explain the nature of the damage and request him to replace it without further delay.
Question 2

Read the following passage and answer the questions a, b, c and d that follow:
A list of queries on email asks recipients to name the world’s richest man in 2008; the winner of the world’s golf title in 2007; the designer of the first rockets; the manufacturer of the first bicycle and so on? building up a roll call of achievers who left their mark on mankind. It ended with, “Who was the teacher who helped you to enjoy school and whom you remember most vividly?”
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1. Write a letter to your uncle thanking him for the gift he gave you on your birthday. Tell him how thrilled you are with the gift and how it will be useful to you in the coming days.
2. You are interested in doing a one-month course in Photography during your summer vacation. Write a letter to the Director, Institute of Mass Communication, Kolkata enquiring about the duration of the course, the terms and conditions for admission, Fee Structure and any other details you deem important.
Question 2
a) Rewrite the following sentences correctly according to the instructions given after each. Make other changes that may be necessary without changing the meaning of any sentence.
1. Sheila could not understand the reason for her sister’s offensiveness. [Use: offensive]
2. You ought to be more committed.[Begin: Use the noun form of committed]
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            <![CDATA[<ol>   <span style="font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif;">ICSE 2013 English 1 Grammar and Composition: Revision Paper 2<br />
<b>Question 1</b><br />
a) Write a letter to your parents to convince them the importance of allowing you to pursue a particular stream of studies of your choice.<br />
b) One of your friends from Delhi is visiting your city. Write a letter to the Manager of a hotel in your city enquiring about the details of the facilities that the hotel offers to its guest.<br />
<b>Question 2</b><br />
Read the poem and answer the questions that follow.<br />
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Tamarind

Nobody knows where my Tamarind stood
Just by a winding lane.
Each year it gave me fruit and shade, and drew
Me to my home again.
I loved to sit beneath her shady boughs,
And rest up for a while,
To gaze out upon the distant blue hills,
With laughter and a smile.
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Revision Test: Grammar and Composition

Time: One Hour Maximum Marks: 25
Question 1 [10]
Write a letter to the Warden of the Home for Orphaned Children asking whether you can spend a day every month with the children. Moreover, convince the warden how your presence will benefit the children.
Question 2 Rewrite as directed: [10]
1. Robert said, “Let us call a taxi.” (Change the narration)
2. Rachel has the speed to outrun most of the girls in our school. (Begin:Few Girls…) 
3. The book was rather interesting. (Begin: It…) 
4. I had never had such a tedious journey. (Begin: No other…) 
5. But for his last minute goal; we would have lost the match. (Begin: Had…) 
6. She is very beautiful but she is not clever. ( Begin: She is not as ….) 
7. The old man had nothing other than a hot tea in the chilly morning. (Begin: Apart…) 

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Question 1
You are the Secretary of the School Arts Club. Write a letter to of your District Collector requesting him/her to inaugurate a Painting Exhibition to be held in your school next week.

Question 2
You attended a party when you were away on a vacation. On your return, your friends are eager to know how you spent your holidays. Tell them about someone you met at the party who appeared strange to you, bringing out his unusual characteristics and his odd personal appearance.
Question 3
Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow:
Martin Luther King, one of the greatest men ever to walk on this earth, started the defence force with which the American Blacks got their rights and gained freedom from the distressing racial discrimination.
Martin was born on January 15, 1929. His family lived on the outskirts of Atlanta.

The fact that he could not play with White children, or that he had to offer a seat in the bus to a White, disturbed him.… Read More “Grammar Revision Questions”