|2.||Antidote||–||विषनाशक||–||Remedy for poison|
|7.||Encounter||–||मुठभेड़ करना/आकस्मिक भेंट||–||Face|
|8.||Fallacy||–||भ्रांति/तर्क दोष||–||False belief|
|19.||Tangible||–||वास्तविक/इंद्रिगोचर||–||Clear and Certain|
|1.||Antipathy||(घृणा/नफरत)||–||Stern and settled dislike between two persons.|
|2.||Decorum||(शिष्टाचार)||–||Dignified and socially acceptable behaviour.|
|3.||Efficacious||(गुणकारी)||–||That which products the desire effect.|
|4.||Immigrant||(देशान्तर में बसने वाला)||–||One who comes as a settler in to a foreign country.|
|5.||Plumber||(नल लगाने वाला)||–||A workman who fits and repairs pipes.|
|6.||Persistence||(स्थिरता)||–||Refusal to any change.|
|7.||Recollect||(याद रखना)||–||Call back to mind.|
|8.||Snob||(उच्चानुरागी)||–||A person who is careful of a social status.|
|9.||Slip-shod||(लापरवाही)||–||Written very carelessly.|
|10.||Trifle||(मामूली)||–||A thing or event of little value.|
IDIOMs & PHRASES
|1.||A green horn||–||अनुभवहीन|
|2.||A bolt from the blue||–||आकस्मिक घटना|
|3.||Fair and square||–||र्इमानदार|
|4.||Have the floor||–||कोर्इ मुद्दा उठाना|
|5.||Miners||–||खदान में काम करने वाला|
|6.||Parrot-fashion||–||रटना/बिना मतलब का बात दुहराना|
|7.||To blow hot and cold||–||अस्थिर होना|
|8.||To draw the long bone||–||भड़काऊ भाषण देना/बढ़ा-चढ़ा कर दर्शाना|
|9.||Take to their heels||–||भाग जाना|
|10.||Yoemen service||–||बिना स्वार्थ का मदद|
Direction : In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has Capital Alphabets. Against each Alphabet, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
Without doubt there is one thing (___A___) to all of us we have all played a game at some time in our lives, Most of us play to relax or have fun, but for many, playing a game or a sport is a way to (___B___) poverty behind. In fact, in many African countries, playing a sport professionally can (___C___) the lives of a persons entire family. For example, in the small town of Bekoji, in Ethiopia (___D___) than a hundred boys and girls can be seen running at dawn everyday. Each of these youth is (___E___) and serious and their coach is (___F___) that one of them will be a world champion. This seems like an Idle (___G___) but It is virtually a guarantee in this small community (___H___) mainly farmers. Many of the fastest male and female distance runners in the world hail from this small town. A small hand painted sign which greets visitors outside Bekoji (___I___) Welcome to the Village of Athletes. Children here start running at (___J___) great distances to fetch water and firewood of to reach school. At the Olympics, runners from this small town are likely to win more medals than those from developed countries. It will give their families a way out of poverty.
Directions : You have one brief passage with live questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
A reason why people at school read books is to please their teacher. The teacher has said that this that or the other is a good book and that it is a sign of good taste to enjoy it. So a number of boys and girls anxious to please their teacher get the book and read it. Two or three of them may genuinely like it for their own sake and be grateful to the teacher for putting it in their way. But many will not honestly like it or will persuade themselves that they like it. And that does a great deal of harm. The people who cannot like the book run the risk of two things happening to them either they are put off the idea of the book-let us suppose the book was David Copperfield-either they are put off the idea of classical novels or they take a dislike to Dickens and decide firmly never to waste their time on anything of the sort again or they get a guilty conscience about the whole thing they feel that they do not like what they ought to like and that therefore there is something wrong with them. They are quite mistaken of course. There is nothing wrong with them. The mistake has all been on the teacher s side. What has happened is that they have been shoved up against a book before they were ready for it. It is like giving a young child food only suitable for an adult Result indigestion violent stomach-ache and a rooted dislike of that article of food evermore.
Q11. The passage is about what
(a)we should do to make children read.
(b)we should not do when we ask children to read.
(c)teachers should teach in the classroom.
(d)treatment is to be given for indigestion.
Q12. The writer says that teachers should
(a)prevent children from reading any book.
(b)compel children to read moral stories.
(c)stop compelling children to read books recommended by them.
(d)carefully supervise what children read.
Q13. According to the author many boys and girls read books to
(a)win the favour of their teachers.
(b)spend money in a useful way.
(c)express their gratitude to their teachers.
(d)show others that they are lovers of books.
Q14. The mistake has been on the teacher’s side . Here the mistake refers to
(a)making the children to please the teacher.
(b)asking the children to read books which teachers do not like.
(c)discouraging children from reading more books.
(d)recommending them the books intended for adults.
Q15. Indigestion and violent stomach-ache will be the result if the child
(a)reads books not suitable for his age
(b)does not read any book.
(c)is forced to eat food meant for adults.
(d)is not taken to doctor regularly.
DIRECTIONS : YOU HAVE ONE BRIEF PASSAGE WITH LIVE QUESTIONS. READ THE PASSAGE CAREFULLY AND CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWER TO EACH QUESTION OUT OF THE FOUR ALTERNATIVES.
The interview may be conducted by letter and by telephone as well as in person. Letter and telephone interviews are less satisfactory. Direct contact with an individual and a face-to-face relationship often provide a stimulating situation for both interviewer and interviewee. Personal reaction and interaction aid not only in rapport but also in obtaining nuances and additional information by the reactions which are more fully observed In a face-to-face relationship. Adequate preparation for the interview is a “must”. Careful planning saves not only time but also energy of both parties concerned. The interview is used to obtain facts of subjective data such as individual opinions attitudes and preferences. Interviews are used to check on questionnaires which may have been used to obtain data or when a problem being investigated is complex or when the Information needed to solve it cannot be secured easily in any other way. People will often give information orally but will riot put it in writing.
Q16. The intention of the writer of this passage is to
(a)warn the readers against conducting interviews
(b)instruct people on the best means of conducting interviews.
(c)tell people how to make friends with interviewers
(d)advise people on the use of letters and telephone
Q17. According to the author the best way to conduct interviews is
(a)to talk to the interviewees over telephone.
(b)to write letters to the interviewees.
(c)to observe the interviewees from a distance.
(d)to have a direct conversation with the interviewees.
Q18. If I want to interview someone
(a)all I need to do is to just drop in and have a talk with the person.
(b)I ought to plan and prepare for the interview well in advance.
(c)I have to ring up the person and ask him/her all the questions I want to.
(d)establishing good rapport with the person will be enough.
Q19. Face-to-face interaction with the interviewees enables the interviewer to
(a)(l)understand shades of meaning not readily available in written responses.
(b)2) observe the physical stature of the interviewee.
(c)listen to the voice of the interviewee directly.
(d)compel the interviewees to express their opinions in writing.
Q20. The author used individual opinions attitudes and preferences as examples of
(a)objective data about the interviewees.
(b)abstract philosophical concepts irrelevant to the interview process.
(c)psychological properties particular to a given interviewee.
(d)likes and dislikes common to interviewers and interviewees.
1 c 2 b 3 d 4 c 5 d 6 a 7 c 8 d 9 d 10 b 11 a 12 c 13 a 14d 15 a 16 b 17 d 18 b 19 a 20 c
Q1. Change into Active/Passive Voice.
Has somebody broken the window?
(a)Have the window been broken ?
(b)Had the window been broken by somebody ?
(c)Has the window been broken I by somebody ?
(d)Has been the window broken?
Q2. Change into Active/Passive Voice.
The traitors Should be shot dead by them.
(a)They should have shot the traitors dead.
(b)(2 ) They shall shoot the traitors dead
(c)They should shoot the traitors dead.
(d)They shot the traitors dead.
Q3. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word given in bold.
Q4. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word given in bold.
Q5. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.
“What a stupid fellow you are I” she remarked.
(a)She exclaimed that what a stupid fellow he was
(b)She exclaimed that he was a very stupid fellow.
(c)She exclaimed in disgust how he could be so stupid.
(d) She asked him what a stupid fellow he was.
Q6. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.
The visitor said to them “Please give me a glass of water.”
(a)The visitor said please give him a glass of water.
(b)The visitor said to them to give him a glass of water
(c)The visitor ordered them to give a glass of water.
(d)The visitor requested them to give him a glass of water.
Q7. Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.
The sweets (1)/ were shared (2)/ between the four girls /(3) No error (4)
(b) were shared
(c) between the four girls
Q8. Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.
It is time you(1)/decide on your next (2)/ course of action (3)/ No error (4)
(a)It is time you
(b) Decide on your next
(c) course of action
Q9.She had frequent toothaches So she decided to ________
(a)remove her teeth
(b)removing her teeth
(c)have her teeth removed
(d)having her teeth removed
Q10.Unhygienic surroundings ________ health problems
(a)give rise to
(b)bring into being
Q11. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given Idiom/ Phrase.
to take to one’s heels
(a)to run off
(b)to show one’s heels
(c)to turn around
(d)to walk leisurely
Q12. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given Idiom/ Phrase.
Naresh Goyal had to stand on his feet very early in his life.
(a)to be physically strong
(b)to be independent
(c)to stand erect
(d)to be successful
Q13. Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
Deep in thought
Q14. Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
Belonging to all parts of the world
Q15. Directions : In these questions, the first and last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P,Q,R,S . These four parts are not given in proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct.
- A nation
P.the material assets it possesses
Q.is not made by
R.and collective determination
S.but by the will
- of the people
Q16. Directions : In these questions, the first and last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P,Q,R,S . These four parts are not given in proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct.
- Rubik’s Cube was most popular puzzle in 1980s.
P.His name was Emo Rubik.
Q.In 1977 he produced the plastic version.
R.It was invented by an architect.
S.The first cube was made of wood.
- It won a prize at the Budapest International Fair.
Q17. Choose the alternative which improve the bold part of sentence.
He is adequately provided for the necessities of life.
Q18. Choose the alternative which improve the bold part of sentence.
If I had played well, I would have Won the match.
(a)1 played well
(b)I play well
(c)I am playing will
Q19. Choose the word which best expresses (synonym) the meaning of the bold word.
Q20. Choose the word which best expresses (synonym) the meaning of the bold word.
1c 2 c 3 c 4 b 5 b 6 d 7 c 8 b 9 c 10 a 11 a 12 b 13 b 14 b 15 b 16 c 17 c 18 d 19 a 20 b