<![CDATA[<h3 class="post-title entry-title" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #003366; font-family: georgia, palatino, serif;">ICSE 2019 English Paper 1: Grammar and Composition: Practice Paper 8</span></h3>
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.  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.  i. I don`t know what prevented him ______ attending the meeting. ii. He was told to put ______ the black shoes.… Read More “ICSE 2019 English Paper 1: Grammar and Composition: Practice Paper 8”
Question 1The 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 2Join 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 3Fill 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.
<![CDATA[<h2 style="text-align: center;">English Paper – 1 Practice 01</h2>
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
Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so.
There was nothing to do. We went home.
I saw Tom. I was going to school.
I have purchased some pens. They are very beautiful.
Fill in each blank in the following sentences with an appropriate word.
I don`t know what prevented him …….. attending the meeting.
The poem is about a bangle-seller talking about the various kinds of bangles he carries with him, and about the women that buy them. The poem describes the everyday life of bangle-sellers as well. The speaker of the poem is one such bangle sellers and in the first two lines he describes what it is like to carry precious, ‘shiny loads’ of bangles to the temples, fairs and other such places where women can buy them. The third line is akin to a bangle seller’s cry for the sale of his bangles. He calls out to women who might buy these bangles. He thinks these bangles are the tokens of happy lives and happy marriages.… Read More “Bangle Sellers Sarojini Naidu”
<![CDATA[<h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #195fa6;">The Heart of the Tree </span></h2>
Henry Cuyler Bunner
From time immemorial, there is an all-embracing attachment of man with Nature, particularly, his dependence on trees. Trees are essential for his survival. However, as time progressed man’s attitude to Nature, and to trees, were inimical and disastrous. There has been massive deforestation because of our greed for agricultural land and timber and necessity of cheap fuel. This large-scale deforestation remains, even today, a menace to the biodiversity of our environment.
In our times, it is significant that we comprehend our role in preserving the balance of the environment in Nature for our own benefit and survival. We should review our stance towards Nature where we realise the importance of the trees. Trees are of great importance to man in all spheres of his life. The planting of a tree is not merely a mechanical action but an act of personal, social and global import.… Read More “The Heart of the Tree : Henry Cuyler Bunner”
<![CDATA[<p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>As you Like it</strong> is a Romantic Comedy based on the conventions and practices of the Elizabethan Comedy. Comedy is light and humorous drama with a happy ending.The classical comedy follows the
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”
<![CDATA[<h2 style="font-weight: 400; text-align: center;"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong>A River - A.K. Ramanujan</strong></span></h2>
The poem A River by A.K. Ramanujan is a tour de force of impressive potency and insightful philosophy and yet a poem characterised by its graceful lucidity and finely honed criticism. Through the poem A River, the poet raises the question of an artist’s commitment to the society.
In this poem, the poet has compared and contrasted the mind-set of the old poets and those of the new poets to human misery.Both the poets are apathetic to human sorrow and suffering. Their poetry does not mirror the miseries of the human beings; on the other hand they are concerned with the themes that are far away from the stark reality before them. They write about the beauty of the river in full flood completely ignoring the devastation and human tragedy wreaked by this beastly force.
ICSE 2019 English
Paper 1: Grammar and Composition: Practice Paper 5
Time: One hour.
. Maximum Marks:40
You have been
rude to one of your teachers. Write a letter to him/her apologizing for your
unmannerly conduct. 
Question 2 [5+5]
(a)Your school is hosting an inter-school
Elocution competition. Write a notice to be displayed in your school informing
students about the event and inviting them to take part in the competition.
(b)Write an email to the Principals of the
neighbouring schools requesting them to send students to participate in the
in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of the word given in
brackets. Do not copy the passage but write in correct serial order the word or
phrase appropriate to the blank space. 
______ (slam) on the brakes as a
dog suddenly crossed the road.