ICSE 2019 English Paper 1:Practice Paper 5

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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.
Answer: slammed
Children …1….
(use) to call him Chacha Nehru because of his love and affection. He was very
fond of the roses and children all through his life. Once he said that children
are like the buds in the garden. He was very …2…. (concern) about the condition
of the children of the country as he …3…. (understand) children as the future
of the country. He wanted that children should be …4…. (nurture) by the parents
very carefully and …5…. (love) for the bright future of the country.
He understood
children as the real strength of the country. He …6…. (love) children of both
sexes equally and believed in giving equal opportunities to both for the actual
development of the nation. His genuine love for the children became the reason
of getting an …7…. (endear) name as Chacha Nehru. In order …8…. (pay) him a
tribute, his birth anniversary is celebrated as Children’s Day all over India
after his death in 1964.
(b)   Fill
in each blank with an appropriate word:                                                                     [4]
    (i)         
The car was parked ……. the
gate.
  (ii)         
Their assignments should be presented
……. 10’oçlock.
(iii)         
The beggar had an old scarf wrapped …….
his head.
 (iv)         
We saw the helicopter fly high ……. the
dam.
   (v)         
Gardening is suggested as a cure …….
migraine.
 (vi)         
The dog ran ……. the steps and out into
the lawn. 
(vii)         
The thief vaulted ……. the hedge and
fled.
(viii)         
Do not get carried ……. by the hearsays.
(c)   Join
these sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so.                [4]                  
             
(i)         
The
coach arrived. The training started.
           
(ii)         
The
journey was dreary. I will asleep at the back.
         
(iii)         
The
man was carrying contraband goods. He was fined.
          
(iv)         
Be
silent. Leave the hall.
(d)   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.                   [8]
             
(i)         
“I saw a wild elephant in the morning.”, the hunter
said.
(Rewrite using indirect speech)
           
(ii)         
Kelly is the most humourous boy in our class.
(Begin: No other….)
         
(iii)         
The girls hid the boy’s books.
(Begin: The boy’s….)
          
(iv)         
Sheena was so ashamed that she could not speak
clearly.
(Use: too…to)
            
(v)         
As soon as the wedding was over, the guest rushed to
the dining hall.
(Begin: No sooner…)
          
(vi)         
Ramla prefers continuing her studies to getting
married.
(Use: rather)
        
(vii)         
Malik does not eat enough, still he is fat.
(Begin: Despite….)
      
(viii)         
If you try, you can perform well.
(Begin: Unless…)

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