<![CDATA[<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #000080; font-size: 14pt;">ICSE 2019 English Paper 1: Grammar and Composition: Practice Paper 8 Suggested Answers</span></p>

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.

iii. She is fond of gardening.

  1. Don`t believe everything you see on TV.

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. [10]

  1. When he arrived at the airport, he was welcomed with a bouquet.
  2. Carry an umbrella lest you should get drenched in the rain.

iii. In the event of an emergency, press the alarm button.

  1. No sooner did my mother see my face than she knew that something was wrong.

No sooner had my mother seen my face than she knew that something was wrong.

  1. He went to bed early as he was tired.
  2. If you do not write the guidelines in English, foreign tourists cannot understand them.

vii. We do not know why he is absent.

viii. Despite being twenty five, he behaves like a little child.

  1. She was so shocked that she could not speak.
  2. At the market, I saw a man who was very old.


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