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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

ICSE 2019 English Paper 1:Practice Paper 4

ICSE 2019  English Paper 1:Grammar and Composition:Practice Paper 4
Time: One hour                                                                                                                               Marks: 40
Question 1
Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper showing your concern for the lack of safety of children in the school buses and autorickshaws.                                                                                                                    [10]
Question 2                              
(a)    On the occasion of National Literacy Day, the school has decided to organise a campaign called ‘Each one teach one’. The secretary of the Literary Society, wants to call a meeting of the office bearers of the society to discuss the arrangements for the campaign. Write a notice to be displayed on the School notice board regarding this meeting.
(b)   Write an email, as the secretary of the Literary Society, to the Principal of the School with reference to the matter mentioned in the Notice mentioned above.                                                                                    [5+5]
Question 3
(a)    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.                                                                                                                                                    [4]
We are often ……1……(cruel) to animals intentionally or unintentionally, for example, ……2……(kill) animals for food or for their fur. Cruelty to animals sometimes involves ……3……(inflicting) harm or suffering for personal amusement.
Laws concerning animal cruelty ……4……(design) to prevent the needless cruelty. For example, some laws govern methods of killing animals for food, clothing, or other products, and other laws concern the ……5……(keep) of animals for entertainment, education, research, or pets.  
The animal welfare position ……6……(assert) that there is nothing inherently wrong with ……7……(use) animals for human purposes, such as food, clothing, entertainment, and research, but that it should be done in a way that minimizes unnecessary pain and suffering, sometimes ……8……(refer) to as "humane" treatment.
(b)   Fill in the blanks with appropriate words.                                                                                                       [4]
1.      The brothers live ……. the same roof.
2.      The child rushed ……. my room yesterday.
3.      He was afraid ……. telling the truth.
4.      Do you have the evidence …… him?
5.      He kept the bicycle……. the wall.
6.      She moved herself……. the library
7.      The judge has acted ……. according with rules.
8.      The hospital is adjacent ……. my house.
(c)    Combine each set of the following sentences without using and, but or so.                                                  [4]
1.      Roja cannot speak English fluently. She cannot read English fluently.
2.      He is the most competent tailor. No other tailor can be compared to him.
3.      The film actress is very famous. She is humble.
4.      Heera had left the country. Heera married an Italian magnate.
(d)   Rewrite 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.                                                                [8]
1.      Rachel is better trained than you in singing.                                                               (Begin: You….)
2.      He was so distraught that he could not sleep that night.                                                        (Use: too…to)
3.      “I play softball”, Shakeel says.                                                                        (Change into indirect speech)
4.      Do not surrender to life’s difficulties. It is shameful.                                                        (Begin: It…)
5.      Say no to drugs.                                                                                                    (Change the voice)
6.      He wished that he might have some food.                                                                (Begin: He said, “…...)
7.      This is the best solution for the problem.                                                                                (Use: better)
8.      As soon as the bell rang, the children ran out of the class.                                            (End:…. children)