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1 . Read each sentence to find out if there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.) The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5)
As I kept a strict watch (1)/ with my way of living (2)/1 could see that (3)/ it was necessary to economise. (4)/ No error (5)
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2 . Read each sentence to find out if there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.) The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5)
Arun is not only eminent (1)/for his writing in English (2)/ but also for his (3)/ paintings on spiritual theme. (4)/ No error (5)
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3 . Read each sentence to find out if there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.) The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5)
He confidently asked the crowd if (1)/ they thought that (2)/ he was right (3)/ and the crowd shouted that they do. (4)/ No error (5)
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4 . In each of the following questions an idiomatic expression and its four possible meanings are given. Find out the correct meaning of the idiomatic expression. If you do not find any correct answer mark 5 ie 'None of these' as your answer.
To lose face_____
To wait eagerly for
To fight unfairly
To avoid being friendly with
None of these
5 . In each of the following questions an idiomatic expression and its four possible meanings are given. Find out the correct meaning of the idiomatic expression. If you do not find any correct answer mark 5 ie 'None of these' as your answer.
The rank and files_____
The ordinary members of a society
Bring about appeasement in a disturbed situation
A fuss over a trifling matter
An established secured right
None of these
6 . In each of the following questions an idiomatic expression and its four possible meanings are given. Find out the correct meaning of the idiomatic expression. If you do not find any correct answer mark 5 ie 'None of these' as your answer.
To make a long face_____
To be short of money
To make a gain that is legitimate
To be a friendly with
To look oppressed
None of these
7 . In each of the following questions an idiomatic expression and its four possible meanings are given. Find out the correct meaning of the idiomatic expression. If you do not find any correct answer mark 5 ie 'None of these' as your answer.
In apple pie order______
To change for the better
Expose ones inner feelings to others
Perfectly methodical arrangement
To escape from danger
None of these
8 . In each of the following questions an idiomatic expression and its four possible meanings are given. Find out the correct meaning of the idiomatic expression. If you do not find any correct answer mark 5 ie 'None of these' as your answer.
In the blues_____
Behave like a lord
Melancholy and low - spirited
Being colourful
Having many blue things
None of these
9 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Off the coast near Jeddah about six years ago I slipped a pair of flippers onto my feet, put on a face mask and $gingerly$ poked my head beneath the placid surface of the Red Sea. I am not sure, now, exactly what I saw in that first glimpse: shafts of sunlight, probably, slanting off through clear blue water; a coral reef of $fantastic$ beauty; and, no doubt, many fish. But I do $recall$ that by the time I surfaced I had already developed a need to return to that incredibly lovely world below. $So\,\,\, I \,\,\,did$. Indeed, it would not be much of an exaggeration to say that except for such periods as were necessary to earn a living, I have rarely been anywhere else.Diving became a passion and then a way of life-one, as you will gather, I totally endorse.

For the first year after that initial experience I amused myself by hunting fish with a spear gun. It was not at all difficult. Fish are so abundant there that divers do not need to use tanks to get down to where the fish are; they find them near the surface. Furthermore, the water of the Red Sea, like the Caribbean, the South Seas and parts of the Indian Ocean, is so $transparent$ that you can see up to 150 feet away. Thus, all you really need is a mask, a snorkel tube to breathe trough,flippers and a spear gun.

Hunting, however, began to pall on me. I began to wonder if it wouldn't be more interesting and more sporting to photograph some of these $magnificent$ creatures rather than kill them. It was certainly an ideal place for underwater photography. In addition to hundreds of species of fish, the Red Sea coast offers thousands of moles of what they call '$fringing reefs$' - great barriers of coral 10 to 200 mileswide that wind along the African shore from Egypt to Djibouti and down the Asian shore from Aqaba to the Bab-al-Mandab at the gate of the Indian Ocean. Although no more than the accumulation of billions of coral polyps-$minute$

creatures that produce a calcareous deposit-the reefs have grown to fantastic sizes, the largest being the 1,200 mile-long Great Barrier Reef in Australia
The author does notconsider it an exaggeration to state that
he had dedicated his leisure time to watch people diving in the Red Sea
he had devoted his spare time to diving activity to watch the world below water
the beauty of the world under water was very fantastic
diving is a passion to most of the people in the world
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10 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Off the coast near Jeddah about six years ago I slipped a pair of flippers onto my feet, put on a face mask and $gingerly$ poked my head beneath the placid surface of the Red Sea. I am not sure, now, exactly what I saw in that first glimpse: shafts of sunlight, probably, slanting off through clear blue water; a coral reef of $fantastic$ beauty; and, no doubt, many fish. But I do $recall$ that by the time I surfaced I had already developed a need to return to that incredibly lovely world below. $So\,\,\, I \,\,\,did$. Indeed, it would not be much of an exaggeration to say that except for such periods as were necessary to earn a living, I have rarely been anywhere else.Diving became a passion and then a way of life-one, as you will gather, I totally endorse.

For the first year after that initial experience I amused myself by hunting fish with a spear gun. It was not at all difficult. Fish are so abundant there that divers do not need to use tanks to get down to where the fish are; they find them near the surface. Furthermore, the water of the Red Sea, like the Caribbean, the South Seas and parts of the Indian Ocean, is so $transparent$ that you can see up to 150 feet away. Thus, all you really need is a mask, a snorkel tube to breathe trough,flippers and a spear gun.

Hunting, however, began to pall on me. I began to wonder if it wouldn't be more interesting and more sporting to photograph some of these $magnificent$ creatures rather than kill them. It was certainly an ideal place for underwater photography. In addition to hundreds of species of fish, the Red Sea coast offers thousands of moles of what they call '$fringing reefs$' - great barriers of coral 10 to 200 mileswide that wind along the African shore from Egypt to Djibouti and down the Asian shore from Aqaba to the Bab-al-Mandab at the gate of the Indian Ocean. Although no more than the accumulation of billions of coral polyps-$minute$

creatures that produce a calcareous deposit-the reefs have grown to fantastic sizes, the largest being the 1,200 mile-long Great Barrier Reef in Australia
What did the author do at the coast near Jeddah?
Fell down in a minor accident
Drowned into the Red Sea
Dived into the Red Sea
Walked on the sandy coast
None of these