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Saturday, 19 August 2017

ICSE 2017 English I Practice Test

ICSE 2017 English I Practice Test
Question 1
Recently, you went to a restaurant for dinner and there you saw a renowned personality. You had an opportunity of spending some moments with him or her. Write a letter to your friend, giving a brief account of your memorable interaction.   [10]
Question 2
Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so.
i) There was little hope of success. They decided to perform the operation.
ii) Tom qualified for the finals. Brown qualified for the finals.               [ 2]
Question 3
Fill in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of the word given in brackets. Do not copy the passage.
Robert (1) …..(fly) into house and retuned in five seconds (2) ….. (hold) a powerful rifle and ramming a cartilage into the breech. Mdhisho was yelling. “ The lion (3) …..(take) the wife of the cook and is eating her and the cook (4) …..( (be) chasing the lion and trying (5) …. (save) his wife.” As we came running round the corner, we (6) …..(see) four or five houseboys leaping about.         [3]
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.
i. They have pulled down the old building.
(Begin: The old building…...)
ii. Though he was young, he fought valiantly. 
(Use ‘as’ instead of ‘though’)
iii. As soon as he gets money, he spends it. 
(Begin: No sooner …...)
iv. He ran too quickly for me to catch him. 
(Rewrite using ‘so....that.)
v. If you do not put some oil on the hinge, it will squeak.
(Begin: Unless…...)
vi. Put on your warm clothes, otherwise you will catch a chill. 
(Use ‘lest’ instead of ‘otherwise’.)
vii. Although he has a car, he often goes to the office by bus. 
(Change into a simple sentence using ‘In spite of ’.)
viii. As soon as they began to speak, they heard a loud knock at the door.
(Begin: Scarcely…...)
ix. It is better to starve than to beg.
(Begin: Starving…...) 
x. They made Newton President of the Royal Society. 
(Change the Voice.)                     [10]