ICSE 2016 English I Practice Test Two

ICSE 2016 English I Practice Test Two
Question 1
(a) Your friend has recently won a prize. Write a letter to congratulate him on his/her success.
(b) As the Secretary of the SUPW Club of your School you are going to organise a Seminar on  Save water, Save Earth for the students of your city. You want a sponsor and hence decided to write a letter to the Managing Director, Atalntic Enterprises, Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad for sponsorship. Write a letter giving full details of your seminar and request him to kindly sponsor the undertaking.
Question 2
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
Question 3
(a) Fill in the blanks with appropriate words: [5]
1. Richard aims ……becoming a writer. 
2. The Principal assure you ……his help..
3. She is confined ……bed with tonsillitis.
4. The workers takes a different stand ……this issue.
5. The studebts are eligible ……The scholarship.
(b) Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given after each of them, Make other changes necessary, but do not change the meaning of the sentence.
          
1. The protesters created havoc in the hall. The Chairman was delivering the speech.
(Combine the two) 
2. Krishna took the injured to the the hospital. He donated blood too.
                          (Begin: Not only ….)
3. The teacher said to him, “Have you finished your project?”
(Change the narration.)
4. The lawyer argued the case thoroughly.
(Begin: The case…..)
5. If he agrees to deliver the speech, we will be delighted.
(Use ‘unless’)
6. Roja asked, “John, please, attend my party.”
(Begin: John….)
7. He saw a bus coming at full speed. Immediately he stopped the old woman cross the street. (Use: No sooner….)
8. He was too strongheaded  to accept the argument.
(Use: so…that) 
9. Tagore is one of the most popular poets in the West.
(Use: Very few)
10. She is loved by all because she is kindhearted.
(Use: kindness)

ICSE 2016 English 1 Grammar and Composition Practice Test One

ICSE 2016 English 1 Grammar and Composition Practice Test
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Time: One hour                                                                                               Maximum Marks: 25
Question 1
You are interested in doing a short course in ‘Interior Decoration’ during your Dussera holidays. Write a letter to the Director, InsideOut Academy, St. George Street, Pune, enquiring the duration of the course, the terms and conditions for admission or any other details you feel essential.             [10]
Question 2
a) In the following passage, fill in each of the numbered blanks with correct form of the words given in brackets. Do not copy the passage, but write in correct serial order the word or phrase appropriate in the blank space. Example: (0) understand                                                                     [4]
In order to …..0……[understand] Belmont, the reader must be able to contrast it with Venice.  Belmont …..1……[be]full of music, love, riddles, and poetry.  Shakespeare’s lines which …..2……[speak]in Belmont or by key Belmont characters are lyrical.  Likewise, at the end of the play, all of the couples are in Belmont.  They …..3……[leave]Venice or have always …..4…… [live]in Belmont (i.e., Portia).  Finally, Belmont clears up all the problems between the couples or seems …..5……[sweep] away the mundane cares of the world.  Bassanio and Gratiano give up their wives …..6……[entrust] rings in Venice, but it is Belmont where the plot is unknotted, and the men work to …..7…… [gain] their wives’ hearts. Moreover, a …..8…… [trouble] Antonio goes to Belmont after the courtroom ordeal, perhaps to escape a city which makes his heart heavy.
b) Fill in the blanks with appropriate words:                                                                                    [5]
(i) The government is worried …….the consequences of the meeting with the rebels.
(ii) The vacuum locks ……. the flavour of its content.
(iii) A true leader is not overwhelmed ……… criticism.
(iv) We should translate our dreams ……… reality.
(v) The Captain is entrusted…….. unlimited powers.
(vi) The child was entrusted ……. the care of the matrons.
(vii) There is no meaning in quarrelling ……..trifles.
(x) We should stand …….our friends in an hour of crisis.
c) Rewrite the following sentences after making necessary changes as directed or fill in the blank with a suitable word to make it a meaningful sentence.                                               [6]
a) But for his help, he would have perished. [Begin: Had he…]
b) As soon as I reached home, it started raining. [Begin: Hardly…]
c) She is the most arrogant girl in the class. [ Change into positive degree]
d) Nobody will deny that he tried his best. [Begin: Everyone….]
e) Delhi is one of the most populous cities in India. (Use: ‘more’)
f) The magistrate said to the lawyer, “You should submit your evidence now.”
 (Begin with: The magistrate told…….)
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Format: Official Letter
Points:
1. Self Introduction
2. Interest in Interior Decoration
3. Short Course- Dussera Holidays
4. Duration, terms and conditions for admission such as educational qualification, age and so on.
5. Any other detail.

Question 2
a) In the following passage, fill in each of the numbered blanks with correct form of the words given in brackets. Do not copy the passage, but write in correct serial order the word or phrase appropriate in the blank space. Example: (0) understand[4]
In order to …..0……[understand] Belmont, the reader must be able to contrast it with Venice.  Belmont …..1……[be]full of music, love, riddles, and poetry.  Shakespeare’s lines which …..2……[speak]in Belmont or by key Belmont characters are lyrical.  Likewise, at the end of the play, all of the couples are in Belmont.  They …..3……[leave]Venice or have always …..4…… [live]in Belmont (i.e., Portia).  Finally, Belmont clears up all the problems between the couples or seems …..5……[sweep] away the mundane cares of the world.  Bassanio and Gratiano give up their wives …..6……[entrust] rings in Venice, but it is Belmont where the plot is unknotted, and the men work to …..7…… [gain] their wives’ hearts. Moreover, a …..8…… [trouble] Antonio goes to Belmont after the courtroom ordeal, perhaps to escape a city which makes his heart heavy.

1. is
2. are spoken
3. left\
4. been living
5. to sweep
6. entrusted
7. regain
8. troubled

b) Fill in the blanks with appropriate words:                                                                     [5]
(i) The government is worried of/about the consequences of the meeting with the rebels.
(ii) The vacuum locks in the flavour of its content.
(iii) A true leader is not overwhelmed by criticism.
(iv) We should translate our dreams into reality.
(v) The Captain is entrusted with unlimited powers.
(vi) The child was entrusted to the care of the matrons.
(vii) There is no meaning in quarrelling over trifles.
(x) We should stand by our friends in an hour of crisis.
c) Rewrite the following sentences after making necessary changes as directed or fill in the blank with a suitable word to make it a meaningful sentence.      [6]
a) But for his help, he would have perished. [Begin: Had he…]
Had he not helped, he would have perished.
b) As soon as I reached home, it started raining. [Begin: Hardly…]
Hardly had I reached home, when it started raining.
c) She is the most arrogant girl in the class. [ Change into positive degree]
No other girl in the glass is as arrogant as her/she is.
d) Nobody will deny that he tried his best. [Begin: Everyone….]
Everyone will admit/agree that he tried his best.
e) Delhi is one of the most populous cities in India. (Use: ‘more’)
Some of the cities in India are more populous than Delhi.
f) The magistrate said to the lawyer, “You should submit your evidence now.” (Begin with: The magistrate told…….)
The magistrate asked the lawyer that he should submit his evidence then.