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Monday, 3 January 2011

ICSE 2011 Revision English 1 0301

Question 1
a) Write a letter to one of your friends congratulating him on his outstanding achievement in the field of education.
b) Write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper drawing attention to the constant bandhs and protests that disrupt the social life in your city.
Question 2
a. Rewrite the following as directed:
1. As I frowned harder and harder, he smiled more and more broadly. [Begin: The harder….]
2. This place is the best place to observe the sunset. [Use: better]
3. How thrilling it was to see the celebration! [Begin: It...]
4. From the news channels came the report that blockade was over. [Begin: The news channels …]
5. I asked my mother whether she thought that I was foolish. [Change into Direct Speech]
6. The student said, “I shall finish the project today.” [Change into reported speech]
7. This is the last time you will ever sit in this cinema. [Begin: Never...]
8. A senseless man repeats his mistakes. [Rewrite using ‘sensible’.]
9. She is so weak that she cannot walk by herself [Rewrite using ‘so...that...]
10. They finished their work. They went home. [Begin: No sooner…]
b. Complete each of the following sentences with an apt form of the word given in brackets.
1. If I ________ you, I would not go near it. [be]
2. Sulekha _____ along the road when she slipped. [walked]
3. The report said that the rebels ______ the city in no time. [ take over]
4. The weather _______ like this the whole of yesterday. [remain]
5. My grandfather _____ for a brisk walk every day. [go]
6. All the boys…… [assemble] in the school hall before the teacher….. [come].
7. He …… [feel] weak because he ….. [not eat] a morsel for many hours.
8. The fire…. [spread] to the next house before the fire brigade …. [arrive].
9. I …..[work] in this office for a number of years before I ….. [force] to resign.
10. She … [lay] the table after she cooked the dinner.

18 comments:

  1. Sir,
    I am a student of 10th and am writing ICSE Board Exam this year.I am very grateful to you for starting such a blog.You are doing a noble deed to spread knowledge.It is really helping the students revise in the last moments just before the Boards.
    Great work indeed...
    May God bless you,sir.

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  2. Good questions. Quite helpful.

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  3. i am very thankful to you sir your blog has helped a lot at the time of revision i am very grateful to you
    great job:)

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  4. Please clear my doubts sir.

    1) Sentences with 'Not only and but also'
    Like: He was wise. He was industrious.

    2) Sentences with 'No sooner'
    Like: Ae soon as he had finished his speech, the applause rang out.

    3) Degrees of comparison. Should we use better or as good as.
    Like: She is the best student in the class. (Remove the superlative adjective.)

    4) If I ________ you, I would not go near it. [be]

    I shall be very grateful to you sir!

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  5. 1) Sentences with 'Not only and but also'
    Like: He was wise. He was industrious.

    2) Sentences with 'No sooner'
    Like: Ae soon as he had finished his speech, the applause rang out.

    3) Degrees of comparison. Should we use better or as good as.
    Like: She is the best student in the class. (Remove the superlative adjective.)

    4) If I ________ you, I would not go near it. [be]

    I shall be very grateful to you sir!
    1.He was not only wise but also industrious.
    Not only was he wise but also industrious.
    2.No sooner did he finish his speech than the applause rang out.
    use did+present tense pf the verb
    3.No other student in the class is as good as she/her.
    She better than any other student in the class.
    4. If I were you. I would not go near it.

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  6. The BEST student help site ever! :D Desperately needed one!

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  7. gr8 job sir......

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  8. I request to provide some more Model Papers like this with ANSWERS. The Answers should be separated so that we can easily revise. Plz at least provide 3 more Model Papers. It is my Humble Request.

    Akash

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  9. nice questions .....very helpful:)

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  10. Sir,
    Please clear my doubts.
    1.) If we use "Inspite of", then we must use a verb+ing,
    e.g. Inspite of beING poor, he was generous.

    2.) If we use "Despite", then we must use a noun,
    e.g. Despite his poverty, he was generous.

    Am I RIGHT?

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  11. In spite of being injured, he helped the victims.
    Despite being injured he helped the victim.
    In spite of his wealth, he leads a simple life.
    Despite his wealth , he leads a simple life.
    In spite of/Despite being wealthy, he leads simple life is not strictly grammatical.
    The usage does not depend upon Despite or In spite of; if we can use a noun( normally an abstract one like love, wealth ], poverty, anger and so on) we should use it after Despite/In spite of.
    But:
    Though she was young, she was appointed the manager. should be
    Despite/In spite of being young, she was appointed the manager.
    We should not, in my opinion, use In spite of/ Despite her youth ...

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  12. i have a doubt.. what is a negative sentence??
    and what is the answer to He was a poet as well as a statesman. (Combine to make a negative sentence)

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  13. a fantastic site...........so helpful!!!!

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  14. priya ashok..the answer is ....; not only was he a poet,but also a statesman

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  15. Thank you very much for this sir.It was very helpful :) you have no idea how much this has helped us just before the exam. you are certainly a life saver!

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  16. Thanks a lot for creating this site sir.
    If you please, may i know the answer for the following sentence:
    From the news channels came the report that blockade was over. [Begin: The news channels …]

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  17. The news channels reported that the blockade was over.

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