ICSE 2019 English Paper 1: Grammar and Composition: Practice Paper 09
Question 1 [5+5]
You are the Head Boy/ Head Girl of your school. Write a notice to be put up on the school Notice Board, asking the students of Classes VI to X to make contributions to be given to a charitable institution for the underprivileged children.
Based on Question 1(a), write an email to the Head of the charitable institution asking him/her whether he/she wants the contribution to be in cash or kind.
Rewrite the following sentences as directed without changing the meaning of each sentence: 
Put your tools away, the children may fall over them. (Use: lest)
The experience is so intense that I will never forget it. (Use ‘too’ in place of ‘so’.)
The President will summon him to Mumbai. (Change the Voice.)
Although he was eighty years old, he was very active. (Begin: Despite….)
Presidency College is one of the oldest buildings in Kolkata. (Begin: Very few…….)
Whatever he says, he does the opposite. (Begin: No………..)
He said to her, “Are you ready to rack your brains?” (Begin: He enquired…..)
The bus left as soon as we got off. (Begin: Hardly………)
Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so. 
It may rain. We will remain at home.
He drew his sword. He rushed towards the enemy.
I cannot show you the book. I cannot lend the book to you.
Thomas is smart. His brother is a moron.
Question 3 
Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word:
The Second World War broke_______ in 1939.
She insisted _______ hiring a taxi.
I met Tom _______ the party.
You can contact the Principal_______8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
She found it difficult to get _______ the shock.
The cricket match was called _______ because of the rain.