ICSE ENGLISH

Revision Test:Composition and Grammar

Posted on: June 24, 2010

Revision Test:Composition and Grammar

Time: One Hour Max Marks: 25
Question 1                                                                                                                                          [10]
Apply for the following post advertised.
Assistant Manager-Sales: Chennai
Position: Assistant Manager-Sales
Location: Chennai
Qualification: MBA in marketing
Remarks: Mail your Application to the address
Krypton Developers Pvt. Ltd

Hadrons Road

Chennai 600048
Reference:
The Hindu Print Edition dt. 16 Jun, 2010
Question 2 Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given after each and making other changes that may be necessary, without changing the meaning of any sentence.                                         [10]
1. To the best of my knowledge, he is vegetarian. (Begin: As far as ….)
2. The train journey from Kolkata to Asansol takes three hours. (Begin: It is a ….)
3. The peon cannot leave unless I permit him. (Use: without)
4. ‘Kindly leave the bag here, Madam’, said the porter. (Change the narration)
5. The tea is so hot that I cannot drink it. ( Remove: so….that)

6. He was a poet as well as a statesman. (Combine to make a negative sentence)
7. As soon as the awards were announced, the winners walked to the podium. (Begin: No sooner…)
8. No one came as late as Diana to the party. . (Change to superlative)
9. The thought of being alone terrified her. (change the voice)
10. Put your books aside, people may fall over them. (Use: lest)
Question 3 Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition:                                                                          [5]
1) I looked ……. my nephew while his parents went out.
2) We should not look ……. upon the poor.
3) Farmers look ……. to a better standard of living.
4) The principal promised to look ……. her case.
5) I am trying to look ……. my key.
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