ICSE 2017 English 1 Practice Paper

ICSE 2017 English 1 Practice Paper

Question 1
The road passing through your locality is full of potholes and is in an extremely bad condition, making it dangerous for the motorists as well as the pedestrians. Write a letter to the civic authority of your locality drawing his attention to the issue and requesting him to take necessary measures.
Question 2
Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so.
i) We camped there. It was too dark to go on.
ii) Here is the magazine. You were looking for it.
iii) Mrs. Mehra was a great leader. She was also an eminent writer.
Question 3
Fill in each blank in the following sentences with an appropriate word.
i. The doctor advised him to abstain_____ all alcoholic liquor.
ii. The lady standing there is dressed_____ black.
iii. Sensible people do not believe_____ witchcraft.
iv. Some of the houses are not fit to live_____.
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. The Prime Minister invited each member of the cabinet to state his views.
(Change the Voice.)
ii. Jackson said to me, “I have bought a book on wildlife.”
(Change into Reported Speech.)
iii. He went to England to perfect his English.
(Change into a Complex Sentence using ‘so that’)
iv. If you have enough money, you can stay in that expensive hotel.
(Begin: Provided that……..)
v. When he entered the room, he took off his hat.
(Begin: On……..)
vi. If you had not lied to me before, I would have believed you.
(Begin: Had……..)
vii. Although she has no particular talent for music, she sings tolerably well.
(Begin: In spite of……..)
viii. The young man was too furious to contain himself.
(Use: so…. that)
ix. Only a dedicated scientist can provide such a detailed report.
(Begin: None……)
x. As soon as the teacher had gone, the students started to mess around.
(Begin: No sooner……..)

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