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Saturday, 19 August 2017

ICSE 2017 English I Practice Test

ICSE 2017 English I Practice Test
Question 1
Recently, you went to a restaurant for dinner and there you saw a renowned personality. You had an opportunity of spending some moments with him or her. Write a letter to your friend, giving a brief account of your memorable interaction.   [10]
Question 2
Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so.
i) There was little hope of success. They decided to perform the operation.
ii) Tom qualified for the finals. Brown qualified for the finals.               [ 2]
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Question 3
Fill in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of the word given in brackets. Do not copy the passage.
Robert (1) …..(fly) into house and retuned in five seconds (2) ….. (hold) a powerful rifle and ramming a cartilage into the breech. Mdhisho was yelling. “ The lion (3) …..(take) the wife of the cook and is eating her and the cook (4) …..( (be) chasing the lion and trying (5) …. (save) his wife.” As we came running round the corner, we (6) …..(see) four or five houseboys leaping about.         [3]
Question 4
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. They have pulled down the old building.
(Begin: The old building…...)
ii. Though he was young, he fought valiantly. 
(Use ‘as’ instead of ‘though’)
iii. As soon as he gets money, he spends it. 
(Begin: No sooner …...)
iv. He ran too quickly for me to catch him. 
(Rewrite using ‘so....that.)
v. If you do not put some oil on the hinge, it will squeak.
(Begin: Unless…...)
vi. Put on your warm clothes, otherwise you will catch a chill. 
(Use ‘lest’ instead of ‘otherwise’.)
vii. Although he has a car, he often goes to the office by bus. 
(Change into a simple sentence using ‘In spite of ’.)
viii. As soon as they began to speak, they heard a loud knock at the door.
(Begin: Scarcely…...)
ix. It is better to starve than to beg.
(Begin: Starving…...) 
x. They made Newton President of the Royal Society. 
(Change the Voice.)                     [10]

3 comments:

  1. Could you share the answer key too please?

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    1. Question 2
      (There are quite a few answers, all of them could be correct.)
      i) Though there was little hope of success, they decided to perform the operation
      ii) Both Tom and Brown qualified for the finals.
      Question 4
      i) The old building had been pulled down by them.
      ii) As he was young, he fought valiantly.
      iii) No sooner does he get money than he spends it.
      iv) He ran so quickly that I could not catch him quickly for me to catch him.
      v) Unless you put some oil on the hinge, it will squeak.
      vi) Put on your warm clothes lest you should catch a chill.
      vii) In spite of him having a car, he often goes to the office by bus.
      viii) Scarcely had they begun to speak when they heard a loud knock at the door.
      ix) Starving is better than begging
      x) Newton was made the President of the Royal Society. (by them.)

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