ICSE 2019 English 1 Practice Paper #27012018

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ICSE 2019 English 1 Practice Paper  #27012018

Question 1
There are not enough buses plying between your village and the nearby
city and the timings of these buses do not suit the commuters. Write a letter
to the District Transport Officer complaining about the insufficient number of
busses as well as the inconvenient timings.   
Question 2
(a)  
You are the Head Boy/ Head Girl of your
school. Draft a notice to be put up on the School Notice Board, informing the
students of the Athletic Meet to be held in your school and asking the students
who are interested to participate in the Meet to submit their names to the
Physical Education Teacher. Give all the necessary details such as
category(Junior/Senior), field or throw events.
(b)   Write
an email to the District Collector of your locality, requesting him to
inaugurate the Athletic Meet mentioned in the Notice above. Give necessary
details.                         
Question 3
Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using
and, but or so.       
(i)   
Stephen got hurt. He was struggling to
escape.
(ii) 
Julie
felt a pang of remorse. She was rude to her friend.
(iii)                 
It was a
head-on collision. The drivers were not hurt.
(iv)
 He ran out of money. He had to borrow from his
uncle.
Question 3
In the following passage, 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.                                                 
                                                 
It was a dark autumn night. The old banker ______ (1) (walk) up and down
his study and remembering how, fifteen years before, he had ______ (2) (give) a
party one autumn evening. There ______ (3) (have) been many clever men there,
and there had been ______ (4) (interest) conversations. Among other things they
had talked of capital punishment. The majority of the guests, among whom ______
(5) (be) many journalists and intellectual men, disapproved of the death
penalty. They ______ (6)(consider) that form of punishment out of date,
immoral, and unsuitable for Christian States. In the opinion of some of them
the death penalty ought ______ (7) (replace) everywhere by imprisonment for
life. “Idon’t agree with you,” ______ (8) (say) their host, the
banker.
Question 4
Fill in each blank with
an appropriate word:              
                                                               
(i)    Jim
has not played cricket ______ he
left university.
(ii)  He asked me whether he could lean his bicycle
______ the wall.
(iii)          
 We always eat a lot of chocolate
______ Easter.
(iv) The plane took______ two hours late due to some technical glitches.
(v)  
The teacher
told the students to discuss the matter
______ themselves.
(vi) The young boy
was offered food in return
______
his work.
(vii)        
She won many accolades ______ her acting career.
(viii)      
 I have not heard
from David
______ six months.
Question 5
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 boy
said, “Alas! How rudely I have behaved!”
(Change into reported speech.)
(ii)   
I have seen a blind beggar.
(End:………………………..
blind.)
(iii)  The apricot
is one of the most versatile fruits.
(Begin: Very
few………………….)
(iv)  
Jannet said to the Headmaster, “Please grant me leave for
two days.”
(Begin: The
Headmaster ……..)
(v)    
As he stayed there longer and longer, he liked the place
more and more.
(Begin: The
longer …………….)
(vi)  
If I had
driven carefully, I would not have met with an accident.
(Begin: Had……………………. .)
(vii) It is said
that Mr. Abraham is a shrewd politician.
(Begin: Mr.
Abraham ………..)
(viii)                  
As soon as I got out of the house, the telephone rang.
(Begin: No
sooner…………….)
Answers 

Question
3
Join the
following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but
or so.       
(i)   
While struggling to escape, Stephen got hurt.
(ii)  Julie
felt a pang of remorse for being rude to her friend.
(iii)         
Even though it was a head-on collision, the
drivers were not hurt.
(iv)Having run out of money. He
had to borrow from his uncle.
Question
3
(1)  walked
(2)  given
(3)  had
(4)  interesting
(5)  were
(6)  considered
(7)  to be replaced
(8)  said
Question
4
Fill in each
blank with an appropriate
word:              
 (i)    Jim has not played
cricket since he left university.
(ii)  He
asked me whether he could lean his bicycle against the wall.
(iii)            We
always eat a lot of chocolate at Easter.
(iv) The
plane took off two hours late due to some technical glitches.
(v)   The
teacher told the students to discuss the matter among themselves.
(vi) The
young boy was offered food in return for his work.
(vii)         She
won many accolades during her acting career.
(viii)        I
have not heard from David for six months.
Question
5
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.                   
The boy said
that he had behaved rudely.
(i)   
I have seen a beggar who is blind.
(ii)  The
apricot is one of the most versatile fruits.
(iii)         
The Headmaster was requested by Jannet to grant her
leave for two days.
(iv)The longer he stayed there,
the more he liked the place.
(v)  Had
I driven carefully, I would not have met with an accident.
(vi)Mr. Abraham is said to be a
shrewd politician.
(vii)       
No sooner did I get out of the house, the
telephone rang.

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