Category : ICSE English

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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 ENGLISH Paper – 2

(Two hours)

Answers 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 five questions in all.

 You must attempt at least one question from each of the Sections A, B and C and not more than two other questions from the same books you have already compulsorily chosen.

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


The Merchant of Venice: Shakespeare

Question 1.
Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:


Content, i’ faith: I’ll seal to such a bond
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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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Question 2       

(Do not spend more than 20 minutes on this question.)                                                       [10]

Select one of the following:

  • .
  1. Occasion of the visit
  2. Name of the place
  3. Sights seen-
  4. Most impressive
  5. Experience and feelings.
    1. Name and address of the Courier service/
    2. Date sent. (Receipt No. if any)
    3. Sent address
    4. Complaint: delayed delivery
    5. Request: examine the issue- deliver at the earliest.

Question 3                                                                                                                           [5+5]

  • Notice
Dress them Up
Charity Event for the Street Children
Place: School Grounds
Contributions in cash or kind welcome.
Do give generously;
expecting cooperation and support
  • Email


Sub: Charity Event for the Street Children


We are planning to organize a Charity event on 28 January 2019 at 09.00,.a.m. to help the destitute street children.

We will be greatly obliged if you will kindly permit to hold the Charity event in our school grounds.… Read More “ICSE 2019 English Paper 1: Model Paper One Suggested Answers 25 January 2019”

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Three Unities of Time, Action, and Place.

The unity of action: a play should have one main action that it follows, with no or few subplots.The unity of place: a play should cover a single physical space and should not attempt to compress geography, nor should the stage represent more than one place.The unity of time: the action in a play should take place over no more than a single day.Comedy, in its Elizabethan usage, had a very different meaning from modern comedy. is one that has a happy ending, usually involving marriages between the unmarried characters, and a tone and style that is more light-hearted than Shakespeare’s other plays. Patterns in the comedies include movement to a “green world”, both internal and external conflicts, and a tension between mind and heart.… Read More “A Window to As You Like It”

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ICSE 2015: English 2: Preparatory Test Three

Drama: The Merchant of Venice & Poetry
Poetry: Time: One hour  Maximum Marks: 45
All questions carry equal marks

Question 1
Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:
Stephano is my name; and I bring word
My mistress will before the break of day
Be here at Belmont: she doth stray about
By holy crosses, where she kneels and prays
For happy wedlock hours.
Who come with her?
(a) Where does this scene take place? What message does he bring?
(b) According to the extract, what was his mistress doing during her absence from home?
(c) What was she actually doing in her absence?
(d) What was the role of his mistress’
(e) The love story of Lorenzo and Jessica is a subplot in the play. Discuss how this sub-plot relates to the main love story of Bassanio and Portia.Read More “ICSE 2015: English 2: Preparatory Test Three”

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English I Grammar and Composition Practice

Write a letter to the Editor
of national English daily informing him/her about the traffic congestion in
your city, its effects, and give your suggestions to prevent it from getting
Rewrite the following sentences correctly according to
the instructions given after each. Make other changes necessary without
changing the meaning of any sentence.                
Order today and get a free gift.                                                    (Begin: If…)
Who taught you embroidery?                                                      (Begin: By…)
My sister’s attitude annoys me sometimes.                                (Begin: I…)
The match was so important that we could not forget it.                        (Use:
I did not speak word.                                                                    (Begin: Not…)
Anurima is one of the best debaters in our class.
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Drama: As You Like It: William Shakespeare Practice Questions

Question 1
Read the given extract and answer
the questions that follow:                                         
What shall be our sports then?
Let us sit and mock the good housewife Fortune from her wheel that her
gifts may hence forth bestowed equally.
a)     Why did Rosalind and Celia decide to
devise sports?
b)    What was first suggested as a form
of amusement? What was Celia’s advice to Rosalind in this regard?
c)     Why does Celia think that Fortune’s
gifts are not equally bestowed?
d)    What difference of opinion do Celia
and Rosalind have with respect to Nature and Fortune?
e)     How has Fortune treated Celia and
Rosalind in this scene?
Question 2
Read the given extract and answer
the questions that follow:                                         
Le Beau:
Good Sir, I do in friendship counsel you
To leave this place.
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English Paper 1

Grammar and Composition
Question 1
You are the Manager-Customer Service of a company producing office stationery products. Write a letter in reply to a customer of your company who has complained about the poor quality of a product sent to him/her.                                                     
Question 2
a)     Fill in the blanks with appropriate words.                                                                   
1.     Kindly bear ……. for the late reply.
2.     The old lady is afflicted ……. gout.
3.     His rude behaviour took everyone …… surprise.
4.     The workers raised many complaints …….the proprietor.
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