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.        iv.       He took ______ his shoes before entering the place of worship. Question 4 Re-write the following sentences according to the instructions given after each.
Make other changes that may be necessary, but do not change the meaning of each sentence.                                        
       i.      The police looked at the beggar suspiciously. (Use: suspicion)      ii.      The company not only dismissed me from my job but also fined me. (Begin: Not only..............)    iii.      Only a true patriot will make the supreme sacrifice for the motherland. (Begin: None.............)    iv.      As soon as the train arrives, the commuters jostle one another to get on it. (Begin: No sooner.............)      v.      Although he was honest, he lost the election. (Use: as)    vi.      Sarah sings as a professional singer does. (End: ............. a professional singer.)   vii.      We started early so as not to miss the train. (Use: so that.) viii.      The child was too frightened to ask his father anything. (Use: so.... that.)    ix.      If she is not taken to hospital now, her condition will become worse. (Begin: Unless .............)      x.    David waited at the railway station until the arrival of the train (End: .............arrived)              








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