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Thursday, 19 September 2013

English Paper I Revision Practice

English Paper 1
Grammar and Composition

Question 1
You are the Manager-Customer Service of a company producing office stationery products. Write a letter in reply to a customer of your company who has complained about the poor quality of a product sent to him/her.                                                     
Question 2
a)     Fill in the blanks with appropriate words.                                                                   
1.     Kindly bear ……. for the late reply.
2.     The old lady is afflicted ……. gout.
3.     His rude behaviour took everyone …… surprise.
4.     The workers raised many complaints …….the proprietor.
5.     The watchmen alerted the new occupants …….the high rate of burglaries.
6.     Fools rush ……. where angels fear to tread.
7.     The decision to form a new committee was put …….hold.
8.     The teacher put an interesting twist …….the explanation of the poem.
b)    Rewrite the following sentences according to the instruction given after each. Make changes that are necessary, but do not change the meaning of any sentence.          
1.     Focus on your goal or you will not achieve it.
(Use: Unless)
2.     If you aren’t a member of the Club, you cannot sit in the lounge.
(Begin: You….)
3.     George asked, “Don’t you like to read books, Harris?”
(Change the narration)
4.     The crowd turned violent since the policemen were rude.
(Begin: But….)
5.     When Renuka was in misery, no friends except Aruna helped her.
(Begin: Apart….)
6.     I entered the office. Sheela was getting out of the car.
(Combine the two sentences)
7.     No sooner had I arrived at the stadium than the match started.
(Use: Hardly)
8.     The Tin Drum is one of the greatest plays by Gunter Grass.
(Use: great)
9.     Jeremy was said to be in the army.
(Begin: People….)
10.  This project will take six months to finish.
(Begin: In six months ….)

Answers given below

Question 1
You are the Manager-Customer Service of a company producing office stationery products. Write a letter in reply to a customer of your company who has complained about the poor quality of a product sent to him/her.                                                [10]
·       Formal Letter
·       Polite formal style.
·       Points
1.     Receipt of Complaint date
2.     Name of product
3.     Nature of damage.
4.     Assurance to look into the complaint.
5.     If the complaint is genuine, assurance to compensate for the damage.
6.     Regret for the inconvenience caused.
7.     Requesting continued patronage of the customer.
Question 2
a)     Fill in the blanks with appropriate words.                                                                       [5]
1.     Kindly bear with for the late reply.
2.     The old lady is afflicted with gout.
3.     His rude behaviour took everyone by surprise.
4.     The workers raised many complaints against the proprietor.
5.     The watchmen alerted the new occupants to the high rate of burglaries.
6.     Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
7.     The decision to form a new committee was put on hold.
8.     The teacher put an interesting twist to the explanation of the poem.
b)     Rewrite the following sentences according to the instruction given after each. Make changes that are necessary, but do not change the meaning of any sentence.           [10]
1.     Focus on your goal or you will not achieve it. (Use: Unless)
Unless you focus on you goal, you will not achieve it.
2.     If you aren’t a member of the Club, you cannot sit in the lounge. (Begin: You….)
You should be a member of the Club to sit in the lounge.
3.     George asked, “Don’t you like to read books, Harris?” (Change the narration)
George asked Harris whether he did not like to read books.
4.     The crowd turned violent since the policemen were rude. (Begin: But….)
But for the rudeness of the policemen, the crowd would not have turned violent.
5.     When Renuka was in misery, no friends except Aruna helped her. (Begin: Apart….)
Apart from Aruna, none of her friends helped Renuka in (her) misery.
6.       I entered the office. Sheela was getting out of the car. (Combine the two sentences)
When I entered the office, Sheela was getting out of the car.
7.       No sooner had I arrived at the stadium than the match started. (Use: Hardly)
Hardly had I entered the stadium when the match started.
8.       The Tin Drum is one of the greatest plays by Gunter Grass. (Use: great)
Very few plays by Gunter Grass are as great as The Tin Drum.
9.       Jeremy was said to be in the army. (Begin: People….)
10.     This project will take six months to finish.(Begin: In six months ….)

In six months’ time the project will be finished.

13 comments:

  1. very useful. helps me to teach.could we communicate?

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  2. Sir, please post answers

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  3. what about the answers for checking?

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  4. thank you...
    but i have a slight problem with joining sntences...
    does the reason come first or the consequence???
    2. and are there any rules for questions regarding degrees of comparison.. i always go wrong....
    please help

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  5. can i get more questions on prepositions??

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  6. it's given... click on 'more'. :)

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  7. thank you very much.. mr.gopakumar menon sir... it is very helpful for my class tests and hopefully, for my boards as well.
    thank you very much sir.
    thank you.

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  8. thank ! very very very much for such honest deed and for helping the students to such an extent ..god bless you ! and once more thank u !

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  9. Well it was quite useful for students like me.

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  10. What is the answer for 2b (9)? Can it be - People say that Jeremy was in the army.

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