Integrated Grammar Practice 6
Q1: The following paragraph has not been edited. There is an error in each of the lines indicated. Underline the error and write your correction in the space provided as shown.
|Economics, is nothing but a way to solving problems of||to||for|
|allocation of resources. Human want are graded in nature.||want||wants|
|This means that a poor person will be more concern about||concern||concerned|
|procurement of food for his surviving rather than buying a||surviving||survival|
|luxury car. It is only after meet this requirement that his||meet||meeting|
|need for other things should arise. The Government must||should||would|
|outline its country specific solution to the same problems,||solution||solutions|
|that is, allocate of resources . There are three essential||allocate||allocation|
|problems, namely what to produced, how to produce and||produced||produce|
|for whom to produce.|
(Adapted from The Great Indian Dream by Arindam Chaudhury)
Q2: Given below is a dialogue between two friends discussing their classmates. Complete their dialogue by filling in the spaces with appropriate options from those given below.
Ruma: These days Javed is seen more (a) _on the field__ than in the classroom. What is he up to?
Lekha: He is representing our school in the forthcoming 'Inter State Junior Tennis Tournament' scheduled next month so he (b) _is spending most of his time practicing_ daily to improve his skills and stamina.
Ruma: Oh! And what about Seema? She too (c) _has been absent for more than_ five days now. Have you heard from her?
Lekha: She is down with severe cold , cough and high fever. Last evening when I called her up (d) _to finding out why she is not been coming to school_ , she told me that the doctor had advised her at least ten days bed rest .
Ruma: She must be really bored sitting at home. She has never liked the idea of sitting indoors.
Q3: The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the space provided as given below.
|Decision-making is a very vital part in our lives. This is||in||of|
|because where we are today is largely the result of the||where||what|
|decisions we took in the past. Similarly, whatever happened||happened||happens|
|tomorrow will be a result of the decisions we took in||a||the|
|the present. That is not possible to reverse the wrong||That||it|
|decisions taken in the past so it is possible to train||so||but|
|ourselves to becoming a good decision-maker for the||becoming||become|
|future. If we didn't, we'll end up doing what we've||didn't||don't|
|always did and thus get what we've always got.||did||done|
|Philosopher Walter Kaufman has called this Decidophobia.|
Q4: Look at the newspaper items below. Then use the information in the headlines to complete the paragraphs.
1. Radiation reaches food chain in Japan
The Japanese government on Saturday confirmed that _the radiation_as higher than normal levels of radioactive materials were found in spinach and milk at six farms in Ibaraki
2. Pakistan mine blast death toll hits 45
_45 succumbed due to _ Sunday's methane gas explosions in a coal mine in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan, government officials said, as hopes of finding any survivors from the disaster faded.
3. Four New York Times journalists released in Libya
Four New York Times journalists who had been held _as hostages have been released_in Libya _ and are expected to cross the border to Tunisia on Monday.
4. Rs 700 cr fine imposed on telecom firms: Govt.
Fines to the tune of Rs 700 crore _have been imposed_ on various telecom operators for carrying out illegal and clandestine activities in their services, particularly for non-compliance of the subscriber verification process.
Q5: Given below are instructions for making Chocolate Pudding Cake. Complete the following paragraph which describes how Chocolate pudding cake is made. The first one is done as an example.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine 1 cup flour, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 tbs. cocoa and2/3 cup sugar in a mixing bowl.
- Add 3/4 cup milk, 1 tsp. vanilla extract and 2 tbs. melted butter.
- Beat with an electric mixer until smooth and pale in colour.
- Stir in1/3 cup walnuts.
- Pour batter into a buttered 8 inch square baking dish and set aside.
- Combine 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, 2 tsp. instant coffee, 1 cup water in a heavy saucepan. Cook over high heat stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a boil.
- Gently pour hot sauce over cake batter.
- Bake for 40 minutes.
- Top with caramel.
The oven is preheated to 350 degree. Flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cocoa (a)_are_combined_ in a mixing bowl. After adding milk, vanilla extract and melted butter, the mixture (b) _is beaten in electric mixer until it is smooth and pale_ in colour.1/3 cup of walnuts (c) _are stirred_. The batter (d) _is poured_ a buttered baking dish and set aside. Brown sugar, coffee and water are combined in a heavy saucepan. The mixture is cooked over high heat till it starts boiling. Hot sauce is poured over the cake batter. It (e) _is/should be topped with_ caramel before serving.
Q6: In the passage given below, one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after it in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Ensure that the word that forms your answer is underlined.
|Twenty years ago, kids in school never even||a. school had never|
|heard the internet. The internet is a vast resource||b. heard about/of the internet|
|for types of information. It is like a giant bulletin||c. for all/different types|
|board that the whole world uses! But anyone can put||d. But since anyone|
|anything the internet, you have to be careful. You must||e. anything on the|
|use your best judgment browsing it. And you||f. judgement while browsing|
|can't rely on what strangers you 'meet' the||g. 'meet' on the|
|internet tell either.||h. tell you either|