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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 They ______ (6)(consider) that form of punishment out of date, immoral, and unsuitable for Christian States.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................)

Monday, 11 December 2017

ICSE 2019 English 1 Practice Paper 111217

ICSE 2019 English 1 Practice Paper 111217
(Two hours)
Answers to this Paper must be written on the paper provided separately.
You will not be allowed to write during the first 15 minutes.
This time is to be spent in reading the question paper.
The time given at the head of this Paper is the time allowed for writing the answers.
Attempt all five questions.
The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [].
You are advised to spend not more than 30 minutes in answering Question 1 
and 20 minutes in answering Question 2.
Question 1
(Do not spend more than 35 minutes on this question.)
Write a composition (300 – 350 words) on any one of the following:                                  [20]
(a) Write an account of a street quarrel that arose as a result of the narrow-minded and intolerant attitude of a person or a group of people. Describe how it started, how it led to blows and eventually ended in the destruction of property; who were the most affected and how it was finally resolved.
(b) ‘The modern man is too dependent on computers’. Express your views either for or against the statement.
(c) School life is full of ups and downs. Describe some of the happy and some of the sad moments of your ten years of school life.
(d) Write a short story in which the conclusion has the following proverb: “A stitch in time saves nine.”
(e) Study the picture given below. Write a story or a description or an account of what it suggests to you. Your composition may be about the subject of the picture or you may take suggestions from it; however, there must be a clear connection between the picture and your composition.

Question 2
(Do not spend more than 20 minutes on this question.)                                                        [10]
Select one of the following:
(a) You have won the award for the best student in your school. Write a letter to a friend giving details of the award, the award ceremony and the celebration that followed
(b) In the city where you are residing, tonnes of plastic waste are generated every day and dumped in a corner of the city. The accumulation of the waste looking like a huge mountain from a distance has become a menace. Write a letter to the Mayor of your city complaining about this grave issue which requires urgent attention.
Question 3          [5+5]
(a) You are the Head Boy/ Head Girl of your school. Draft a notice to be put up on the Notice Board, asking the students of classes VIII to IX to submit their names for an educational tour to Birla Planetarium in Hyderabad which is being organised by your school during the Christmas holidays. Give all the necessary details.
(b) A hundred students have expressed their desire to come for the tour mentioned in Question 3(a). Write an email to two or three travel agencies, enquiring about the cost and other necessary information for the tour.
Question 4
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
The hostess told James that there was not another house within three miles and that she could accommodate him with a bed, and his horse with lodging and oats. He thanked Heaven for his good fortune in stumbling upon this homely habitation, and determined to pass the night under the protection of the old cottager. She told him that her husband, who was a farmer, had gone to next town to dispose of his merchandise, and in all probability, would not return till next morning. James sounded the old woman with a thousand artful interrogations, and she answered with such appearance of truth and simplicity that he felt that he was quite safe there. After he had his supper, the woman conducted him into the chamber where she proposed that he should take his rest. He seemed extremely satisfied with his lodging, which in reality exceeded his expectations. Cautioning him against letting the candle approach the straw, the kindly landlady took her leave and locked the door from the outside.
James` experiences had taught him to be suspicious and ever on his guard against the treachery of his fellow-creatures, so he was suspicious of this instance of her care in confining her guest to his chamber, and began to be seized with strange fancies. He observed that there was no bolt on the inside of the door by which he might secure himself from intrusion. Consequently, he began to take a survey of every object in the apartment, and, in the course of his enquiry, was shocked to find the dead body of a man, still warm.