<![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. [10]
Question 2
Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so. [3]
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. [2]
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”

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.
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            <![CDATA[<h2 style="text-align: center;">English Paper – 1 Practice 01</h2>

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.

  1. There was nothing to do. We went home.
  2. I saw Tom. I was going to school.
  3. I have purchased some pens. They are very beautiful.

Question 3
Fill in each blank in the following sentences with an appropriate word.

  1. I don`t know what prevented him …….. attending the meeting.
  2. He was told to put _…….. _ the black shoes.
  3. She is fond …….. gardening.
  4. Don`t believe everything you see ……. TV.

Question 4

Re-write the following sentences according to the instructions given after each.… Read More “English Paper – 1 Practice 01”

            <![CDATA[<h1 style="text-align: center;"><strong>Bangle Sellers </strong></h1>

Sarojini Naidu

Stanza 1

Bangle sellers are we who bear

Our shining loads to the temple fair…

Who will buy these delicate, bright

Rainbow-tinted circles of light?

Lustrous tokens of radiant lives,

For happy daughters and happy wives.

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.

In this poem, the poet refers to the river Vaikai which flows through the city of Madurai.… Read More “A River – A.K.Ramanujan”

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ICSE 2019 English Paper 1: Grammar and Composition: Practice Paper 5 Suggested Answers

Question 1
Formal Letter
1.     
Instance of rudeness
2.     
Apology
Question 2                                                                                                                  
(a)     
 
(b)   Separate multiple email addresses using the
semicolon character.
To: principal@st.berchamansschool.com;
principal@vidyajyothischool.in
Subject: Inter-School Elocution Competition
Sir/Madam,
We are conducting an Inter-School Elocution
Competition on 05 November 2018 at 10:00 AM in our School Auditorium.
We request you to send interested students from
your school for the competition. Their names have to send on or before 1
November 2018.
Expecting a favourable response,
Yours faithfully,
Secretary
Debate Club
Blue Meadow School
Hyderabad
Question 3




1.     
Used
2.     
Concerned
3.     
Understood
4.     
Nurtured
5.     
Lovingly
6.     
Loved
7.     
Endearing
8.     
to pay




(a)   Fill
in each blank with an appropriate word:                                                              
 
     (i)         
The car was parked at/
in front of
the gate.
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ICSE 2019 English
Paper 1: Grammar and Composition: Practice Paper 5

Time: One hour.                                                                              
. Maximum Marks:40
Question 1
You have been
rude to one of your teachers. Write a letter to him/her apologizing for your
unmannerly conduct.                                                                                                            [10]
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
event.
Question 3
(a)   Fill
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.                                                                                                                                   [4]
Example:
(0)   He
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­______ (slam) on the brakes as a
dog suddenly crossed the road.
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ICSE 2019 English Paper 1: Model Paper One Suggested Answers

Question 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
(a)   Personal
Letter
Points
to be included
Introduction
such as ‘Received your letter yesterday’.
The
build-up to the incident-the incident- persons involved- what embarrassed you-
why- your feelings about the incident.
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ICSE 2019 English
Paper 1: Model Paper One
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ENGLISH Paper – I
(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
all five questions.
The intended marks for
questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [].
You
are advised to spend not more than 30 minutes
in answering Question 1
and
20
minutes
in answering Question 2.
Question 1
(Do not spend more than 30 minutes on this question.)
Write
a composition (300 – 350 words) on any one of the following:                                       [20]
(a)   You
have recently represented your school at the National Athletic Meet and won a
gold medal.
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ICSE 2019  English Paper 1: Grammar and Composition: Practice Paper 4:Suggested Answers

Question 1
Formal Letter
The Editor
(Name of a Newspaper)
Place
ê   Self-Introduction
ê   Problem faced. Lack of safety of
children in the school buses and autorickshaws
ê   Nature of the problem-A brief
description
ê   Examples to illustrate the issue.
ê   Request to publish the letter in the
newspaper
Question 2                               
(a)     
nOTICE.JPF 
(b)    
To: principal@sjps.in
Subject: Meeting
of the Office Bearers – the Literary Society- campaign ‘Each one teach one’
Sir,
/Madam,
We
have decided to hold a meeting of the office bearers of the Society to discuss
the campaign called ‘Each one teach one’ organised by the school.
The
meeting is to be held at 4.00.pm. on 20 September 2018 in the School Library
Hall.
We
will be discussing the ways in which the Literary Society can contribute to
this noble cause and make the campaign well organised and successful.
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