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Monday, 30 July 2018

ICSE 2019 English 1 Practice Paper 2


                                                          ICSE 2019 English 1 Practice Paper 2

Question 1
There is a high level of stray dog menace on the streets of your locality creating a constant sense of fear among the residents, particularly elders and school-going children. Write a letter to the Municipal Chairman of your locality, drawing his attention to this grave issue and requesting him to take necessary action.
                                                                                                                                                     Question 2
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. 
                                                                                          
Billy Weaver had ______ (1) (travel) down from London on the slow afternoon train, with a change on the way, and by the time, he ______ (2) (get) to Bath, it was about nine o` clock in the evening and the moon ______(3)( come) up out of a clear starry sky over the houses opposite the station entrance. But the air ______ (4) deadly cold and the wind was like a flat blade of ice on his cheeks. “Excuse me,” he said, “but ______ (5) (be) there a fairly cheap hotel not too far away from here?”
“Try the Bell and Dragon,” the porter answered, ______(6) (point) down the road. “They might take you in. It`s about a quarter of a mile along on the other side.”
Billy thanked him and (7) ______ (pick) up his suitcase and set out ______ (8) (walk) the quarter- mile to the Bell and Dragon.
Question 3
Fill in each blank with an appropriate word:                                                                                             [3]
(i)              Are there many apples ______ your trees this year?
(ii)            A treasurer must account ______the money he spends.
(iii)          In case ______ fire, break the glass and press the alarm button.
(iv)           There was a heated argument ______ the two leaders.
(v)             We have run out ______ fuel.
(vi)           We should adhere strictly ______ the safety guidelines.
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)          He was one of the most tenacious politicians in our country.
         (Begin: Very few.............)
(ii)         He was too distraught to relate his bitter experiences. (Use: so..... that)
(iii)                           It was wrong of her to behave badly towards her guests. (Begin: She ought.......)
(iv)        They took ______ X-ray of my knee. (Use a suitable indefinite article.)
(v)          Some naughty children were throwing stones at the window of the abandoned house.
          (Change the Voice)
(vi)        As soon as he reached home, he collapsed. (Begin: Hardly............)
(vii)                   Ann was overweight, yet she won the race. (Begin: Despite............)
(viii)                 As you get older, your muscles become stiffer.
            (Begin: The older........................)