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ENGLISH GENERAL REVISION (1st TERM 2015-16)

L-3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12
Q.1. Rewrite each of the following sentences to the possessive form:
1. Jack, the brother of Richard and John, is visiting us tomorrow.
A. Jack, Richard and Johns brother, is visiting us tomorrow.
2. Many houses of the residents were destroyed by the strong tornado winds.
A. Many residents houses were destroyed by the strong tornado winds.
3. The car belonging to the father of Sarah was stolen last Friday.
A. Sarahs fathers car was stolen last Friday.
4. The thorns of the rose plant make the flowers difficult to pick.
A. The rose plants thorns make the flowers difficult to pick.
5. The maids of the princesses were competitive and always suspicious of the intentions of one
another.
A. The princesses maids were competitive and always suspicious of the intentions of one
another.
6. The mothers of Peter and Mary wept at their wedding.
A. Peters and Marys mothers wept at their wedding.
7. The habit of the hermit crab of changing its shell as it grows puts it in danger.
A. The hermit crabs habit of changing its shell as it grows puts it in danger.
8. The volcano erupted and spewed its lava on the town, burning the homes of many people and
destroying the main buildings of the town as well..
A. The volcano erupted and spewed its lava on the town, burning many peoples homes and
destroying the town, burning many peoples homes and destroying the towns main buildings as
well.
9. Jane cleans her own bedroom, but her mother cleans the bedrooms of her brothers.
A. Jane cleans her own bedroom, but her mother cleans her brothers bedrooms.
10. The spokesman for the board of directors gave a short statement to the press.

A. The board of directors spokesman gave a short statement to the press.


11. The hideout belonging to the thieves was raided by the police after they received a tip-off.
A. The thieves hideout was raided by the police after they received a tipoff.
12. The instinct of the mother cats is to protect their kittens from harm.
A. The mother cats instinct is to protect their kittens from harm.
13. The lady went to the grocer shop.
A. The lady went to the grocers shop.
14. My sister cat is in my room.
A. My sisters cat is in my room.
15. My mother colleague is coming for lunch.
A. My mothers colleague is coming for lunch.
16. The dog of Jack lost its way in the park.
A. Jacks dog lost its way in the park.
17. The leaves of the trees turned yellow.
A. The trees leaves turned yellow.
18. We were listening to songs by Lata Mangeshkar.
A. We were listening to Lata Mangeshkars songs.
19. The dresses of the girls were well-stitched.
A. The girls dresses were well-stitched.
20. The first prize was given for the book by Sidhartha Sharma which was judged as the best
novel.
A. The first prize was given for Sidhartha Sharmas book which was judged as the best novel.
Q. 2. Underline the phrasal verbs in the following sentences:
1. They cant agree with each other about which road to take.
2. William Tell aimed at the apple on his sons head.

3. This house belongs to a rich man.


4. She is blowing out the candles on the cake.
5. The soldiers blew up the bridge.
6. His car broke down in the middle of the road.
7. A fire broke out yesterday.
8. A burglar broke into our house last night.
9. A heavy storm brought down the trees.
10. I was brought up in Singapore.
11. A fire burnt down the whole village.
12. The boy was beaten up by some bullies.
13. The referee had to call off the match because of the fighting.
14. He is trying to cover up his mistake.
15. The frog changed into a handsome prince.
16. John and Joe are friends. They get along well.
17. He is cutting down the tree with an electric saw.
18. Baby birds have to depend on the mother bird for food.
19. Jane dressed up as a princess.
20. The passengers are getting off the bus.
Q.3. Underline the adverbs in the following sentences and state their kind:
(Adverbs of place, time, manner, frequency, duration, degree)
1. They crossed safely.
safely adverb of manner
2. Everyone arrived early.
early adverb of time
3. Seagulls are circling overhead.
overhead adverb of place
4. Jill always goes to school by bus.
always adverb of frequency
5. The telephone is temporarily out of use.

temporarily adverb of duration


6. He treated his maid most cruelly.
most adverb of degree
7. The driver braked suddenly.
8. She plays skillfully.
9. Please write legibly.
10. The dog jumped playfully.
11. Joe arrived late.
12. She will finish it tomorrow.
13. The children are still playing computer games.
14. Get up now, or youll miss the bus.
15. Its cooler to stay inside on a hot day.
16. Everybody assembled outdoors for the fire drill.
17. The apartment upstairs is empty.
18. These weeds grow everywhere.
19. The bus is often crowded.
20. Tom is frequently late for school.
21. The newspaper is delivered daily.
22. I shall never do it again.
23. The storm lasted for three days.
24. We waited for ages for a bus.
25. I stayed awake all night.
26. I wont be away long.
27. This vase is very pretty.
28. He walks rather slowly.
29. They hardly knew about the competition.
30. He is quite unhappy about the money he got.
Q.4. Form gerunds from the verbs given in the brackets and complete the sentences :
1. In many countries, cycling can provide an economical way of moving around. (cycle)
2. _______ is exciting, especially if you catch a big wave. (surf)
3. Linda is talented in _______ and has received awards in many art competitions. (paint)
4. My friends hobby is ________, so she is going to make a big cake for my birthday. (bake)
5. He was accused of ______ in the examination. (cheat)
6. ______ is strenuous on mountain trails. (hike)
7. ______ is easy, but only if your rope is of correct length. (skip)
8. ______ is a dangerous sport. (race)
9. Settling into a new school involves _____ new friends. (make)

10. The thief admitted _____ the priceless painting. (steal)


11. The thrifty housewife resented _______ high prices for branded goods. (pay)
12. The independent boy detested ______ on others. (rely)
13. The shift-worker is used to _____ at night. (work)
14. The beautiful film star dreaded _______. (age)
15. I cant imagine _____ at home in summer. (swelter)
16. ______ on the lawns is forbidden. (walk)
17. I hate ______ in a queue. (stand)
18. Would you mind _____ outside. (wait)
19. ______ stamps is her favourite hobby. (collect)
20. ______ questions is easier than _____ them. (ask, answer)
Q.5. Fill in the blanks with Simple Past or Past Continuous tense forms of the verbs given
in brackets:
1. Dinosaurs lived millions of years ago. (live)
2. I bought a new camera last week. (buy)
3. When I arrived at school, my friend was playing tennis. (arrive, play)
4. Large crowds were waiting at the airport when the Prime Minister arrived. (wait, arrive)
5. When I met her the other day, she was looking cheerful and gay. (meet, look)
6. When we were listening to the radio last night, we heard a loud sound. (listen, hear)
7. I was standing in the aisle of a crowded bus on my way to the office when suddenly someone
jostled me. (stand, jostle)
8. He was squeezing past me just as the door opened to let another passenger off. (squeeze, open)
9. Because I was off-balance, I fell out of the bus as the doors were closing. (fall, close)
10. Then, while I was struggling to get up, it started to rain heavily. I decided to run to the
nearest taxi stand. (struggle, start)
11. As I was running in the rain, a huge dog began to chase me. (run, begin)

12. While I was climbing the tree to escape the dog, I slipped, landed awkwardly and broke my
ankle. (climb, slip, break)
13. The ride to the hospital took ages, as the ambulance was skidding all over the wet road. (take,
skid)
14. The driver coped marvelously, but I was shivering from the cold. (cope, shiver)
15. At the hospital, everyone was running around frantically, then someone bumped into my
gurney. (run, bump)t
Q.6. Notice Writing (lost/found)
Q.7. Letter Writing (formal)
Q.8. Paragraph Writing (Unseen)
Q.9. Comprehension

Paper Style:
Q.1. Choose the correct option.
Q.2. Fill in the blanks.
Q.3. Match the following.
Q.4. Write true or false.
Q.5. Who said to whom.
Q.6. Poetry Comprehension.
Q.7. Answer in short.
Q.8. Answer in detail.
Q.9. Rewrite each of the following sentences to the possessive form.
Q.10. Underline the phrasal verbs in the following sentences.
Q.11. Underline the adverbs in the following sentences and state their kind.
Q.12 Form gerunds from the verbs given in the brackets and complete the sentences.
Q.13. Fill in the blanks with Simple Past or Past Continuous tense of the verbs given in brackets.

Q.14. Notice Writing


Q.15. Letter Writing
Q.16. Paragraph Writing
Q.17. Comprehension