ICSE Model Paper 2014 English 1 Grammar and Composition Question 4 Answers

Question 4
a. In the
following passage, fill in each numbered blank 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.) [4]
Example:
……… (0)…….. are showing

 1.visiting
2. organised
3. are
4. to prepare 
5. is situated
6. availability
7. is located
8. stranded

b. Fill in
the blanks with an appropriate word:

1. The
leader of the gang was accustomed to flattery.
2. Do not
deal in rogues; they will cheat you.
3. Child
marriage prevails among certain tribes in India.
4. None
could persuade him from withdrawing from the competition.
5. The young
tree was bent under the weight of the snow
6. The
compromise was agreed upon by the two warring factions.
7. We should
sympathise with the poor.
8. A
complaint was lodged against the corrupt official student.
c. Join each
of the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but
or so:
1. Either
you or I will come to the film.
2. The
handwriting was so bad that no one could read the letter.
The handwriting
was too bad for anyone to read the letter
3. Seeing
the cat lurking, the sparrow flies away.
4. Anne took
a train to Durham.
d. Rewrite
the following sentences according to the instructions given after each. Make
other changes that may be necessary, but do not change the meaning of any of
the sentence.
1. In order that
he should have string muscles, Alif exercised daily.
2. When the
teacher went out, out ran the children.
3. Kim asked
me whether I was still angry at her/him.
4. “By whom
had these beautiful painting been bought yesterday?”
5. Raquel
was too adamant to listen to any advice.
6. Rachel
does not like Sid as much as Karun.
7. Is that
the way a student should speak?

8. None will
succeed without hard work.