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ICSE Practice 2017 : English Paper 1 (English Language Grammar) Filling Passage Blanks

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Fill in each of the numbered blanks 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. Passage 1 Kathie Fairbanks [1] ____ (drive) the used truck she [2] ____ (purchase) that morning when suddenly the brakes failed. The vehicle [3] ____ (hurtle) along the deserted highway as Kathie pumped hard on the brake pedal. There [4] ____ (be) no response. There was a steep hill ahead, thankfully [5] ____ (go) upwards and not downwards. It was here that Kathie managed to bring the runaway truck to a [6] ____ (screech) stop. But her trouble had just begun. The cabin interior [7] ____ (fill) fast with noxious fumes and black smoke. Most people [8] ____(can) simply jumped out of the vehicle, but Kathie was a paraplegic paralysed from the waist down by multiple sclerosis. Her truck was on fire and she [9] ____ (know) she could [10] ____ (blow) up any moment. Passage 2 Example: [0] arrived After two days of long bus journeys north from Ajanta, through dusty landscapes and the transit city of Indore, I finally [0] ____ (arrive) in Mandu. I d [1] ____ (get) itchy feet while exploring the hot, dusty, flat plains of central India, and I [2] ____ (begin) to dream of lofty hill stations nestling at the feet of snow-capped Himalayas, but Mandu [3] ____ (remind) me once and for all why the arid desert areas of India [4] ____ (be) in a world of their own. Mandu is a huge fortress [5] ____ (build) by the Muslims, a combination of two of the things that [6] ____ (make) travelling worthwhile glorious landscapes and fantastic architecture. And when I [7] ____ (say) fantastic, I really mean it Mandu [8] ____ (be) spectacular. Passage 3 Example: [0] vacate Please [0] ____ (vacate) the house next month. This [1] ____ (be) a bombshell. It was as if someone [2] ____ (ask) you to vacate your own body and go elsewhere. It [3] ____ (seem) impossible, inconceivable, that you [4] ____ (go) and live anywhere else. This house was more or less [5] ____ (build) to your needs that side room for guests, the top room for the brother from Bombay whenever he [6] ____ (come), and the front hall and the veranda; the view of the margosa tree from the veranda (you [7] ____ (grow) up with the tree) and then those little creepers beside the front window. This house [8] ____ (be) part and parcel of yourself. Passage 4 Example: [0] was One day, early in the morning after one of her parents parties, when the lawn [0] ____ (be) still dotted with cigarette stubs and half-eaten snacks, Ila [1] ____ (go) out into the garden to read. She had a book with her that she [2] ____ (have) to put away the night before, when she [3] ____ (be) only twenty pages from the end because Lizzie [4] ____ (switch) off the lights in her bedroom. She [5] ____ (flop) into a deckchair beside the lilypond and in a moment she was [6] ____ (absorb) in her book. Ten pages later, still [7] ____ (engross), she heard a soft splash in the lily-pond. It was a very gentle splash, no louder than the sound of a goldfish s tail [8] ____ (flick) the surface. Passage 5 1

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Additional Info : ICSE Prelims 2017 : English Paper 1 (English Language) (Carmel School, Hamirpur, Rourkela, Sundargarh)
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