Grammar For You


An Approach to ICSE English provides a platform to contribute, discuss and comment on the various issues related to the study and practice of English for the students and teachers of ICSE syllabus. Even with its focussed nature, An Approach to ICSE English will be beneficial to everyone involved in the learning of the niceties of the English language.

ICSE 2019

ICSE 2019
Time Table Courtesy

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

ICSE 2019 English Paper 1: Model Paper One Suggested Answers

ICSE 2019 English Paper 1: Model Paper One Suggested Answers
Question 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
(a)   Personal Letter
Points to be included
Introduction such as ‘Received your letter yesterday’.
The build-up to the incident-the incident- persons involved- what embarrassed you- why- your feelings about the incident.
How you intend to avoid such incidents in future.
Concluding remarks such as ‘Convey my regards to…’
(b)   Formal Letter
Self-introduction Name resident of …
Purpose of the letter: Motor accidents involving overcrowded buses have become the order of the day. Complaint.
Mention of your earlier complaints to the traffic/transport authorities. Futile/in vain.
Concerned and aggrieved by the indifferent attitude of the traffic and transport authorities.
Request to take action or the necessary procedure.
Question 3                                                                                                                         
(a)   Notice

Flood Money
Relief Fund for Kerala Flood Victims

The people of Kerala have been devastated by an enormous flood.
The flood has caused a heavy loss of lives and property.
Students from Classes VI to X
are urged to contribute to the Flood Relief Fund.
Contributions should be handed over
to the respective Class teachers
on or before 30 September 2018.

                                                                    Head Boy/Head Girl
(b)   Email
Subject: Relief Fund for Kerala Flood Victims

The people of Kerala have been devastated by an enormous flood. The flood has caused a heavy loss of lives and property.
Our school has asked the students of Classes VI to X to contribute to the Relief Fund for the people affected by the devastating floods in Kerala.
We will be greatly obliged if you will ask the students of your school also to join in this humanitarian campaign and to contribute towards the Relief Fund for Kerala Flood Victims.
Expecting a favourable response,
Yours faithfully,

Head Boy/Head Girl
Bluebells School
Question 5
(a)    .

1.     was hated
2.     was
3.     had
4.     went
5.     was baited
6.     to do
7.     tripped
8.     yelled

(b)   Fill in each blank with an appropriate word:                                                                                 
(i) We could not distinguish one identical twin from the other.
(ii) The little girl could not keep pace with her parents.
(iii) The doctors were unable to cure him of his strange illness.
(iv)  Sam had a big advantage over the other candidates.
(v) Eggs are usually sold by the dozen.
(vi) Environmental issues were discussed at the meeting.
(vii) The management presented a cheque for  ₹ 10000 to him.
(viii) The committee failed to carry out the promise it had made.
(c)   Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so.    [4]                                                                                                                                                                                       
(i)              When I reached the bus station, the bus had already left.
(ii)            Although he did not tell me why he moved to London, I knew it.
(iii)           Margret not only swept the room but also washed the car.
(iv)           While I was reading a book, my mother was cooking.
(i) When we pulled the cardboard box, out jumped a kitten.
(ii) Rony has been encouraged by them to bet on horse races.
(iii)  The thief ran too quickly for us to catch him
(iv)  Everyone knows that that two and two makes four. 
(v) Dennis enquired of me when I would return the book which I had borrowed from the library.        
(vi)  But for his interruption, I could have finished the story.
(vii) In spite of being interrogated at length, he did not reveal the truth.    
(viii) You had better consult a lawyer.