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ICSE 2019

ICSE 2019
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Tuesday, 27 November 2018

ICSE 2019 English Paper 1: Grammar and Composition: Practice Paper 6

ICSE 2019 English Paper 1: Grammar and Composition: Practice Paper 6

Question 1
You have been selected for the National Bravery Award for children for 2018 for the exceptional courage displayed by you. Write a letter to your friend expressing your great excitement at the news of being selected and giving a brief account of your outstanding act of bravery.              [10]                                                                          
Question 2
Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so.              [3]
i)      She is old enough. She can judge what is right and what is wrong.
ii)    The old man told me the story. It moved me to tears.
iii)   The leader made several promises before the election. He kept none of them.
Question 3
Fill in each blank in the following sentences with an appropriate word.                                            [2]
         i.        The beauty of Venice consists ­­­______ its canals.
        ii.        He prefers walking ______ cycling.
       iii.       When she heard the news, tears ran ______ her cheeks.
       iv.       They had to abandon the project midway ______ want of funding.
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.                                        [10]
       i.      They not only ransacked the flat but also knocked the homeowner unconscious.
(Begin: Besides....................)
     ii.      Jim is one of the best players we have in our cricket team.
(Use: ‘good’)
   iii.      The police are investigating the cause of fire.
(Change the Voice.)
   iv.      Do you believe in the existence of supernatural beings?
(End: ........exist?)
     v.      Sam wrote to me a year ago.
(Begin: It has........)
   vi.      If he had heard the roar of the lion, he could have run away.
(Begin: Had.............)
  vii.      The Manager never divulged the personal details of his employees.
(Begin: At no time..................)
viii.      She does not intend to go to America next year.
(Use: intention)
   ix.      He walked very fast and I could not keep up with him.
(Use: so.... that)
     x.      The opposition party always criticises the ruling party and the ruling party always criticises the opposition party.
(Begin: The opposition party and the ruling party........)