English Language Practice Test-4

Directions (Q.No. 1-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/ error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the number of that part with error as your answer. If there is ‘No error’, mark (5) as your answer.

1. That who dream of striking it rich (1)/ can still try panning for gold (2)/ in some of the mines (3)/ and relive the past on a guided tour. (4) / No error (5)

Error in Part-1
Error in Part-2
Error in Part-3
Error in Part-4
Error in Part-5

2. It is said that people come to the United States (1)/ for higher education (2)/ and end up staying there (3)/ for a years. (4) / No error (5)

Error in Part-1
Error in Part-2
Error in Part-3
Error in Part-4
Error in Part-5

3. It is not so much unemployment on the youth (1)/ that is worrisome (2)/ but the deteriorating working conditions, (3)/ especially of those in the informal economy. (4) / No error (5)

Error in Part-1
Error in Part-2
Error in Part-3
Error in Part-4
Error in Part-5

4. Attending the interview (1)/ one must have completed the basic degree course (2)/ with an additional diploma (3)/ in any of the management studies from a university. (4) / No error (5)

Error in Part-1
Error in Part-2
Error in Part-3
Error in Part-4
Error in Part-5

5. Professor Harnath has been regarded (1)/ as a pillar of the society (2)/ in this university (3)/ for over thirty five years. (4) / No error (5) Error in Part-1
Error in Part-2
Error in Part-3
Error in Part-4
Error in Part-5

Directions: (Q.No.6 – 10) Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3), and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase underlined in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If there is no error mark (5) N-o correction required as your answer.

6. Though these conservation methods can be costly but time-consume, they are well worth the effort.

1) Costly and time-consuming
2) Costly and also time-consumer
3) Costly but time-consuming
4) Costly yet time-consuming
5) No correction required

7. I found feeling isolated despite having frequent email and instant messaging contact with my colleagues.

1) I found feeling isolate
2) I found myself feeling isolating
3) I found feeling isolation
4) I found myself feeling isolated
5) No correction required

8. High demand, and advanced exam scores, and varied professional skills all argue for maintaining and enhancing philosophy courses and majors within academic institutions.

1) High demand, advancement exam scores, and varied professional skills
2) High demand, advanced exam scores, varied professional skills
3) High demand, advanced exam scores, and varied professional skills
4) High demand, advanced exam scores, varied professional skills
5) No correction required

9. My emotion is complicated and not readily verified.

1) My emotion are complicated and not ready verifiable
2) My emotions is complicated and not readily verifiable
3) My emotions are complicated and not ready to be verifiable
4) My emotions are complicated and not readily verifiable
5) No correction required

10. Every age and generation must be as free in act for herself, in all cases, as the ages and generations which preceded it.

1) as free to act for itself
2) as freely to act for herself
3) as free as to act for itself
4) as free as to act for herself
5) No correction required

Directions (Q.No 11-15): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in a proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

A) India does not need so many PSBs.

B) After the merger of SBI and its subsidiaries, the Finance Ministry is actively considering more consolidation in the banking space

C) Though this move to consolidate state-run banks will reduce their numbers, it will also make them healthier

D) Issues such as financial health, NPAs, geographical outreach, regional balance, HR transition, systems’ compatibilities and other aspects

E) This, in turn, will help them stand up to competition from global banks, which will eventually have to be allowed to enter India, either as part of a WTO deal on services, or as part of a bilateral or regional free trade pact

F) Apparently, NITI Aayog is working on a road map for further consolidation of public sector banks (PSBs), by studying their synergies.

11. What is the FIFTH sentence after Special English Language rearrangement?


12. What is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?

13. What is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?

5) F

14. What is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?

15. What is the LAST sentence after rearrangement?


Directions (Q.No. 16-20): Each question below has a blank/ two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word/ set of words from the five options for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

16. Sirisha has taken an ___ interest in small crystal boxes.

1) Connoisseur
2) Generous
3) Aesthetic
4) Likely
5) Appealing

17. Jabbar has few friends because of his forceful, __ and __ attitude.

1) Dogmatic, intolerant
2) Doctrinaire, helpful
3) Liberal, lenient
4) Laissez-faire, indulgent
5) Compassionate, grounded

18. The threat of war, far from __ , lay heavily in the air, and the villagers, while ___ going about their normal activities, were unable to shake off the feeling of impending catastrophe.

1) receding – ostensibly
2) diminishing – contentedly
3) increasing – apparently
4) escalating -joyfully
5) subsiding – felicitously

19. After centuries of ___ , this philosopher’s thesis is enjoying a surprising ___ .

1) obscurity , renaissance
2) gloom, dismissal
3) darkness, remission
4) paltry, decimation
5) substantial, longevity

20. A businessman must widen his ___ ; a ___ attitude will get you nowhere in this age of global communications.

1) Network, moderate
2) Communication, petrified
3) Horizons, parochial
4) Relations, diversified
5) Skills, comprehensive

Directions (Q.No. 21-25)

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Unlike the gold which needed nothing, and must be worshipped in close-locked solitude-which was hidden away from the daylight, was deaf to the song of birds, and started to no human tones-Eppie was a creature of endless claims and ever-growing desires, seeking and loving sunshine, and living sounds, and living movements; making trial of everything, with trust in new joy, and stirring the human kindness in all eyes that looked on her. The gold had kept his thoughts in an ever-repeated circle, leading to nothing beyond itself; but Eppie was an object compacted of changes and hopes that forced his thoughts onward, and carried them far away from their old eager pacing towards the same blank limit-carried them away to the new things that would come with the coming years, when Eppie would have learned to understand how her father Silas cared for her; and made him look for images of that time in the ties and charities that bound together the families of his neighbors. The gold had asked that he should sit weaving longer and longer, deafened and blinded more and more to all things except the monotony of his loom and the repetition of his web; but Eppie called him away from his weaving, and made him think all its pauses a holiday, reawakening his senses with her fresh life, even to the old winter-flies that came crawling forth in the early spring sunshine, and warming him into joy because she had joy. And when the sunshine grew strong and lasting, so that the buttercups were thick in the meadows, Silas might be seen in the sunny mid-day, or in the late afternoon when the shadows were lengthening under the hedgerows, strolling out with uncovered head to carry Eppie beyond the Stone-pits to where the flowers grew, till they reached some favorite bank where he could sit down, while Eppie toddled to pluck the flowers, and make remarks to the winged things that murmured happily above the bright petals, calling “Dad-dad’s” attention continually by bringing him the flowers. Then she would turn her ear to some sudden bird-note, and Silas learned to please her by making signs of hushed stillness, that they might listen for the note to come again: so that when it came, she set up her small back and laughed with gurgling triumph. Sitting on the banks in this way, Silas began to look for the once familiar herbs again; and as the leaves, with their unchanged outline and markings, lay on his palm, there was a sense of crowding remembrances from which he turned away timidly, taking refuge in Eppie’s little world, that lay lightly on his enfeebled spirit.

21. The major theme of the passage is:

1) The corrupting influence of a materialistic society

2) The moral purity of young children
3) The attention of Silas
4) The bittersweet brevity of childhood naivete
5) The restorative power of parental love

22. Which statement best describes a technique the narrator uses to represent Silas’s character before he adopted Eppie?

1) The narrator emphasizes Silas’s former obsession with wealth by depicting his gold as requiring certain behaviours on his part
2) The narrator underscores Silas’s former greed by describing his gold as seeming to reproduce on its own
3) The narrator hints at Silas’s former antisocial attitude by contrasting his present behavior toward his neighbors with his past behavior toward them.
4) The narrator demonstrates Silas’s former lack of self-awareness by implying that he is unable to recall life before Eppie
5) The narrator elaborates prior attitude of Eppie in relation to Sila’s

23. What is the antonym of Timid?

1) Timorous
2) Coy
3) Hesitant
4) Apprehensive
5) Brazen

24. What is the synonym of refuge?

1) Quay
2) Haven
3) Immigrant
4) Emigrant
5) Nomad

25. What is the synonym of enfeebled?

1) Fortify
2) Invigorate
3) Recruit
4) Etiolate
5) Strengthen