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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
You accidentally left one of your books in a shop. Write a letter to the owner of the shop requesting him to find the book and to keep it with him if he finds it. Give the shopkeeper the details you think are important to help him find the book. [10]
Question 2
Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so. [3]
i. There was nothing to do. We went home.
ii. I saw Tom. I was going to school.
iii. I have purchased some pens. They are very beautiful.
Question 3
Fill in each blank in the following sentences with an appropriate word. [2]
i. I don`t know what prevented him ______ attending the meeting.
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English Paper – 1 Practice 02

Question 1
The road in your locality was washed away in the previous monsoon rains, but it has not yet been repaired. 
Write a letter to your local Member of Parliament pointing out this serious problem and
requesting him to get the road repaired at the earliest.
           Question 2 Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so.               i)      You refused to take part in the dance competition. Can you tell me the reason? ii)    Napoleon was an enlightened reformer of France. He made the entire Europe shiver. iii)   My eldest brother left the village.  At that time, I was only seven. Question 3 Fill in each blank in the following sentences with an appropriate word.              i.        They were waiting ______ the bus stop.         ii.        The teacher called the students one ______ one.        iii.       The old man was suspicious ______ the foreigner`s intentions.
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Question 1

You accidentally left one of your books in a shop. Write a letter to the owner of the shop requesting him to find the book and to keep it with him if he finds it. Give the shopkeeper the details you think are important to help him find the book

Question 2

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

  1. There was nothing to do. We went home.
  2. I saw Tom. I was going to school.
  3. I have purchased some pens. They are very beautiful.

Question 3
Fill in each blank in the following sentences with an appropriate word.

  1. I don`t know what prevented him …….. attending the meeting.
  2. He was told to put _…….. _ the black shoes.
  3. She is fond …….. gardening.
  4. Don`t believe everything you see ……. TV.

Question 4

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Revision Test:Composition and Grammar

Time: One Hour Max Marks: 25
Question 1                                                                                                                                          [10]
Apply for the following post advertised.
Assistant Manager-Sales: Chennai
Position: Assistant Manager-Sales
Location: Chennai
Qualification: MBA in marketing
Remarks: Mail your Application to the address
Krypton Developers Pvt. Ltd

Hadrons Road

Chennai 600048
Reference:
The Hindu Print Edition dt. 16 Jun, 2010
Question 2 Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given after each and making other changes that may be necessary, without changing the meaning of any sentence.                                         [10]
1. To the best of my knowledge, he is vegetarian. (Begin: As far as ….)
2. The train journey from Kolkata to Asansol takes three hours. (Begin: It is a ….)
3. The peon cannot leave unless I permit him. (Use: without)
4. ‘Kindly leave the bag here, Madam’, said the porter. (Change the narration)
5.
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I. Rewrite as directed the following sentences without changing the meaning.

  1. I was annoyed by his behaviour. [Change the voice]
  2. I am invited. [Supply a question tag]
  3. The teacher said, “Have you done your homework?” [Change the narration]
  4. As soon as the tiger saw the rabbit, it attacked. [Begin. No sooner…].
  5. No other athlete in our school is as fast as Rachel. [Use: Fastest]
  6. If you do not hurry up, you will miss the train. [Begin: Unless…]
  7. I was so tired that I was not able to follow him. [Use: too]
  8. Can we ever forget those happy days? [Rewrite as an Assertive sentence]
  9. He did not come. He did not write a letter. [Use:’neither… nor…’]
  10. He passed the examinations. He got a gold medal.[Use:’not only…’]
II. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate article.
1. Raj Mahal is ____ top class hotel.
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Choose the right preposition:

I.
1. He was touched _____________ pity when he heard the tale.

2. There is always a demand ___________ good tailor.
3. He was in great need ___________ money.
4. He fell ____________ with his best friend and refused to talk to him.
5. The pupils must commit this ___________ memory.
II.
1. He was touched__________ pity when he heard the news.

2. You have no aptitude __________ business.
3. Need you bring __________ that topic again?
4. She insists ___________ wearing that dress.
5. I met an old friend __________ the party

III
1. Children often quarrel___________ their toys.

2. The waiter laid the table________ dinner.
3. She was annoyed__________ being disturbed.
4. He was anxious to be popular________ everyone.
5. It was kind____________ him to be so helpful.
IV
1. She is a year older_________ I am.

2. They could not elicit any information _________ the prisoner.
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English Grammar and Composition

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Aptitude Test Answers

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]

Format: Official
Self Address
29 May, 2009.

The Editor
The Times of Hyderabad
Hyderabad
Sir,

Points to be Included:
  • Introduction:Name and essential details: such as resident of Nowhere Colony.
  • Reason for writing the letter:The acute water shortage to be brought to the attention of the authorities through the newspaper.
  • Presentation of the problem:Acute water shortage due to summer.
  • The difficulties faced by the residents of the colony. (examples)
  • Personal difficulties.(examples)
  • Suggestions if any to lessen the misery
  • Request to publish the letter.
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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)
f.
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ENGLISH Paper 1 Answer Key/Marking Scheme
Question 2
Select any one of the following: [Do not spend more than 20 minutes on this question]   [10]
(a)       Your brother had passed the Class X examinations with 85% marks. However he is unable to decide which stream of course he should pursue in Class XI; Maths, Science or English. He had written a letter to you regarding this. Reply to his letter suggesting the stream. Give reasons for your suggestion.
-1-  Format Personal Letter
-2-  Reference to the brother’s letter.
-3-  brother had passed the Class X examinations with 85% marks.
-4-  unable to decide which stream of course he should pursue in Class XI.
-5-   Suggestion of the stream.
-6-  Reason for the suggestion of the stream.
-7-  Informal Style
(b)      Your village lacks good health services and the people are facing a lot of difficulty due to this.
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ENGLISH Paper 1

(Two Hours)
Answer to this paper must be written on the paper provided separately.

You will not be allowed to write during the first 15 minutes.

This time is to be spent in reading the question paper.

The time given at the head of the paper is the time allowed for writing the answers.



Attempt all four questions.

The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ].

You are advised to spend not more than 35 minutes in answering Question1 and 20 minutes in answering Question 2.



Question 1

(Do not spend not more than 35 minutes on this Question.)                                                                                                                               [25]
Write a composition (350-400 words) on any one of the following:
(a)        “Men and Women should have equal rights.” Give your views on the statement.
(b)        You have recently interviewed a famous personality.
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English
Paper I

(Two
hours)

Answer
to this Paper must be written on the paper provided separately.
You
will not be allowed to write during the first 15 minutes.
This
time is to be spent in reading the question paper.
The
time given at the head of this Paper is the time allowed for writing the
answers.
Attempt
all four questions
The
intended marks for the questions or parts of questions are given in bracket [ ].
You
are advised to spend not more than 35
minutes in answering Question 1
and
20 minutes in answering Question 2.

Question
1
(Do
not spend more than 35 minutes on this question)                                            
              

Write
a composition of [350-400 words] on any ONE of the following:                                   [25]

a.      
Would
you choose to travel by bus or by train for a long overnight journey? Give
reasons for your choice.
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