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Friday, 7 July 2017

ICSE 2017 English 1: Grammar and Composition Practice 1

English 1: Grammar and Composition Practice 1

Question 1
Write an application in response to the advertisement given below:                                     

WANTED
Suitable young Salespersons- on Part-Time basis-
 to market electronic appliances for a leading Home Appliance Company.
Candidates should be at least a graduate and should be fluent in English.

Question 2
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.                                                      
1. He has never made such a stupid mistake before.
[Begin: Never…]
2. If I were you, John, I would consult a doctor.        
[Use: the correct form of advice]
3. The fans were saddened when the player decide to retire.    
[Use: noun form of decision]
4. I exercise daily. What about you?          
[Combine the sentences]
5. Who replaced the good umbrella with a broken one?
[Use: substitute]
6. Camilla is said to have been a diplomat.                                
[Begin: People…]
7. Anoushka did not study regularly.  She regrets it now.                
[Use: wishes]
8. Rich as Job is, he is not unsympathetic towards the needy.        
[Begin: Despite...]
9. Jolly said, ‘Let me win the lottery.’              
[Change into indirect speech]
10. But for the injured foot, he would have won the race.            
[Begin: Had…]
Question 3
Fill in the blanks with the correct preposition.                                    
1. He has a passion ……… reading detective stories.
2. I congratulated him ……… his success.
3. He was so amusing that all laughed ……… him
4. I ran ……… Graham in the restaurant.
5. The book consists ……… 21 chapters.

Answers



Question 1
Write an application in response to the advertisement given below:                                   
Format: Formal
1.     Response to advertisement dated…….. (name of the newspaper)
2.     Introduction: Name and essential details such as age, place, and so on.
3.     Applying for Part-Time Salesperson. Name of the Home Appliance Company.
4.     Graduate. Name of the discipline, year, percentage/ marks obtained.
5.     Fluency in English.
6.     Copies of Certificates enclosed.
7.     Request to consider the application.

Question 2
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.                            
1.     Never (before) has he done such a stupid mistake.
2.     I advised John to consult a doctor.
3.     The player’s decision to retire saddened the fans.
4.     Do you exercise daily as I do?
5.     Who substituted the broken umbrella for a good one?      
6.     People say that Camilla has been a diplomat.                    
7.     Anoushka wishes that she had studied regularly.
8.     Despite being rich, Job is not unsympathetic towards the needy.           
9.     Jolly wished that she might win the lottery.
10.  Had he not injured his foot, he would have won the race.             
1.     Question 3
Fill in the blanks with the correct preposition.                                                                     
1.     He has a passion for reading detective stories.
2.     I congratulated him on his success.
3.     He was so amusing that all laughed at him
4.     I ran into Graham in the restaurant.
5.     The book consists of 21 chapters.
5.




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