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Saturday, 27 January 2018

ICSE 2019 English 1 Practice Paper #27012018

ICSE 2019 English 1 Practice Paper  #27012018

Question 1
There are not enough buses plying between your village and the nearby city and the timings of these buses do not suit the commuters. Write a letter to the District Transport Officer complaining about the insufficient number of busses as well as the inconvenient timings.   
Question 2
(a)   You are the Head Boy/ Head Girl of your school. Draft a notice to be put up on the School Notice Board, informing the students of the Athletic Meet to be held in your school and asking the students who are interested to participate in the Meet to submit their names to the Physical Education Teacher. Give all the necessary details such as category(Junior/Senior), field or throw events.
(b)   Write an email to the District Collector of your locality, requesting him to inaugurate the Athletic Meet mentioned in the Notice above. Give necessary details.                         
Question 3
Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so.       
(i)    Stephen got hurt. He was struggling to escape.
(ii)  Julie felt a pang of remorse. She was rude to her friend.
(iii)                  It was a head-on collision. The drivers were not hurt.
(iv)  He ran out of money. He had to borrow from his uncle.
Question 3
In the following passage, 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.                                                                                                   
It was a dark autumn night. The old banker ______ (1) (walk) up and down his study and remembering how, fifteen years before, he had ______ (2) (give) a party one autumn evening. There ______ (3) (have) been many clever men there, and there had been ______ (4) (interest) conversations. Among other things they had talked of capital punishment. The majority of the guests, among whom ______ (5) (be) many journalists and intellectual men, disapproved of the death penalty. They ______ (6)(consider) that form of punishment out of date, immoral, and unsuitable for Christian States. In the opinion of some of them the death penalty ought ______ (7) (replace) everywhere by imprisonment for life. "Idon't agree with you," ______ (8) (say) their host, the banker.
Question 4
Fill in each blank with an appropriate word:              
                                                               
(i)    Jim has not played cricket ______ he left university.
(ii)  He asked me whether he could lean his bicycle ______ the wall.
(iii)            We always eat a lot of chocolate ______ Easter.
(iv) The plane took______ two hours late due to some technical glitches.
(v)   The teacher told the students to discuss the matter ______ themselves.
(vi) The young boy was offered food in return ______ his work.
(vii)         She won many accolades ______ her acting career.
(viii)        I have not heard from David ______ six months.

Question 5
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)      The boy said, “Alas! How rudely I have behaved!”
(Change into reported speech.)
(ii)    I have seen a blind beggar.
(End:............................. blind.)
(iii)  The apricot is one of the most versatile fruits.
(Begin: Very few......................)
(iv)   Jannet said to the Headmaster, “Please grant me leave for two days.”
(Begin: The Headmaster ........)
(v)     As he stayed there longer and longer, he liked the place more and more.
(Begin: The longer ................)
(vi)   If I had driven carefully, I would not have met with an accident.
(Begin: Had......................... .)
(vii) It is said that Mr. Abraham is a shrewd politician.
(Begin: Mr. Abraham ...........)
(viii)                   As soon as I got out of the house, the telephone rang.
(Begin: No sooner................)
Answers 

Question 3
Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so.       
(i)    While struggling to escape, Stephen got hurt.
(ii)  Julie felt a pang of remorse for being rude to her friend.
(iii)          Even though it was a head-on collision, the drivers were not hurt.
(iv)Having run out of money. He had to borrow from his uncle.
Question 3
(1)  walked
(2)  given
(3)  had
(4)  interesting
(5)  were
(6)  considered
(7)  to be replaced
(8)  said
Question 4
Fill in each blank with an appropriate word:              
 (i)    Jim has not played cricket since he left university.
(ii)  He asked me whether he could lean his bicycle against the wall.
(iii)            We always eat a lot of chocolate at Easter.
(iv) The plane took off two hours late due to some technical glitches.
(v)   The teacher told the students to discuss the matter among themselves.
(vi) The young boy was offered food in return for his work.
(vii)         She won many accolades during her acting career.
(viii)        I have not heard from David for six months.
Question 5
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.                   
The boy said that he had behaved rudely.
(i)    I have seen a beggar who is blind.
(ii)  The apricot is one of the most versatile fruits.
(iii)          The Headmaster was requested by Jannet to grant her leave for two days.
(iv)The longer he stayed there, the more he liked the place.
(v)  Had I driven carefully, I would not have met with an accident.
(vi)Mr. Abraham is said to be a shrewd politician.
(vii)        No sooner did I get out of the house, the telephone rang.