CBSE Class 10 English Grammar – Gap Filling

I. Study the given notes and complete the paragraphs that follow by filling up the gaps with the most appropriate words:                                                                       (3 Marks)

1. Instructions for Driving a Scooter:

  • Check if the vehicle is in neutral gear
  • Kick to start the scooter
  • Pull the clutch
  • Change the gear to No. 1
  • Pull the accelerator proportionately with letting the clutch loose
  • As the scooter is in motion change the gear subsequently

For driving a scooter one should check if it is in neutral gear. It is (a)……… to start.The clutch is pulled. The gear is changed (b)………. number 1. After the scooter is set in motion, the gears are (c)……….. subsequently.

2. Instructions for using a public call booth at Railway Platform:

  • Hold the receiver to check the dial tone
  • If it is in tone mode
  • Dial the Telephone No. you need to call
  • Insert a coin as required as soon as you get connected
  • You can continue till the time fixed for the call
  • Insert another coin if you need extra time

Hold the receiver (a)………………. one hand to check the dial tone. Don’t put the coin (b) ……………………………… it is in tone mode. After inserting a coin, dial the number (c)……………………..soon as you get connected.

3. Notes:

  • Rainy day
  • Busy traffic
  • Car collision with bus
  • 5 badly injured, 1 died on the spot
  • Injured taken to a hospital
  • Local help

It was a rainy day. Traffic was busy on the road. A speeding car (a)…………… hit by a bus.Five persons were badly (b)……….. and one person died on the spot. The injured were taken (c)…………. a nearby hospital.

4. Notes:

  • Annual Function of the school
  • The Mayor as the Chief Guest
  • Inauguration by the Principal
  • Prize Distribution by the Chief Guest

Last week the Annual Function of our school (a)…………… celebrated. The Mayor of the town was (b)………………. to grace the occasion (c)……………….. the Chief Guest.The Chief Guest gave away the prizes to the winners.

5. Instructions for using Netbanking:

  • Know your customer ID and password.
  • Open google search engine on the computer with internet connection.
  • Type the name of your Bank and click on its official website.
  • Choose the internetbanking option.
  • Enter your customer ID and password.
  • Don’t forget to tick (✓) the Thin Coat. Then click on the ‘Login’ option.
  • Now you have access to transact, make any request, view your account.
  • Remember: Never share your customer ID or password with anyone.

For using Netbanking you are required to have your (a)…………. and (b)………………Then open the google search engine and type the name of the bank. Thereafter by (c) …………………………. the Bank’s official website (d)……………. on the Netbanking option. You cannot access your account unless you enter the customer ID and password (e)…….. Besides, you need to tick on the (f)…………… to be able to login your bank account.

6. Process of Operating an ATM:

  • Find an ATM of any bank
  • Take your ATM card and put it in the slot
  • Enter your secret PIN
  • Select your option
  • Wait a little till your transaction is complete
  • Get the currency
  • Collect your Card and Transaction Slip
  • Leave the ATM cabin

For doing transaction through ATM you are required to find an ATM of any bank. First you (a)………………… to put your card in the card slot and it is followed by (b)……………… the secret PIN. You are supposed (c)………………….. wait till your transaction is complete. Then take the currency, collect your card and leave the ATM cabin.

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II. Supply the appropriate words to complete the following passages:

  1. Sadao had (a)……………………….. this into his mind (b) …………………..his father said, who never joked (c)……………….. played with him but who spent infinite pains (d)………………him who was his only son. Actually he (e)……………… his son (f)………………….. all his heart.
  2. He smelled so bad (a)…………….. none of (b)………. other little woodland creatures would play (c)………… him. She looked at him solemnly. Roger remembered all (d)…………………humiliations (e)……… his own childhood. All other tiny animals (f)….. cry, “Uh-oh, here comes Roger Stinky Skunk,”and they would run away.
  3. So the wizard said, “Oh, very well, (a)……………………… to the end of the lane and turn (b)…………………..three times and look down the magic well and there you will (c)…………………. three pennies. Hurry (d)………………… “So Roger Skunk went up to the end of the lane and (e)………………….. around three times and there is the magic well (f)………. three pennies!
  4. It won’t make my face change. Do you know one day, a woman (a)…… by me. I (b)…………….. at a bus stop and she was (c)……….. another woman, and she (d)………..at me and said, “Look (e) ……… that, that’s a terrible thing. That’s (f)……………. face only a mother could love.
  5. Too much discipline can become inhibitive (a)…………. the point that creative energy (b)……….. not find any outlet. It cannot (c)……….. denied that discipline is of utmost importance (d)……………….. school. Unfortunately, discipline enforced blindly often (e) ………. more harm than good. For example, we should be (f)…….. quiet during Assembly so that we can hear what is being said.
  6. A school is a place where many students (a)….. cultures and attitude converge. The first thing they learned in the primary school (b)……………………………… that there are so many different kinds of people. They experience the pains and pleasures of getting to know (c)………………schoolmates. They discover their own strengths (d)…………. weaknesses. They learn (e)………. meaning of tolerance, team work, friendship, selflessness, etc. Some experiences are uplifting (f)………. some are depressing.
  7. Everybody (a)……… born as one single individual, but by the time he is mature enough   (b)……….. participate in life, he has become a crowd. This is almost the case (c)……………….everybody. Become aware of (d)……. If you just sit silently and listen to your mind, you (e)……….. find so many voices. You (f)…….. be surprised, you can recognise those voices very well.
  8. Urban governance reforms (a)……. be based on the principle (b)……. accountability.It is time to narrow accountability to a single office such as (c)………. elected mayor,as successful cities (d)………… the world do. The mayor (e)………….. be the executive head of a city, equipped (f)……….. sufficient legal powers and financial resources to get things done.

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III. Fill in the blanks choosing the most appropriate options from the one given below. Write the answers in your answer-sheet against the correct blank numbers.
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There are four trees in the garden, (a)……. branches sway in the breeze. The children play (b)………. the trees. Some of the girls (c)………… sleeping in the shade of the trees.
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2. Alaska’s size and climate make transportation (a)……… Long ago, sledges pulled (b)……….. dog teams were the best way to travel (c)…….. native people.
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3. Marita read the newspaper sitting (a) …………………….. the library. She read about a woman (b)………………. had climbed Mt. Everest. Marita said, ” May be, one day I (c)…………………. climb it too.”
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4. There is a general belief (a)……… students that (b)……….. who write long sentences get (c)……….. marks. (Delhi 2016)
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5. Reading a novel or short story (a)…… second language could dramatically (b)………………physiological responses to emotions such (c)…….. smiling.                                 (All India 2016)
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6. When we read (a) …………. a happy person we smile,(b) …………………….who write long sentence get (c)…………..angry,we frown.
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TEST YOUR SKILLS
Supply the appropriate words to complete the following passages:
1. I started for school very late that morning, (a) ………………………. I am late for school (b)………………… I have to cover a long distance on foot. I had not done my home task. For a moment I thought of (c)…………………. away and spending the day out of door. It was (d)……………….. warm, so bright! The birds (e)……………… chirping at the edge of woods.It was (f)………………… much more tempting than going to school.
2. Iona moves on (a)……………….. steps, doubles himself (b)………………… , and abandons himself to his grief. In less than five minutes he (c)……………….. himself. He can bear it (d)………………….. About (e)………………… hour and a half Iona is seated by a large stove.He wonders (f)……………….. people are so insensitive.
3. “No. there’s no record of violence. Quite a pleasant sort of chap, they tell me. Bit of a card (a)…………………… One of the (b) …………………. at Christmas concert. No, he is just a congenital (c)…………………. , that’s all.”The governor was (d)………… to add something else, but he thought it better not to (e)……………. anything. He would look (f)……………that particular side of things himself.
4. “Evan the Break”as the prison officers (a)……. Thrice he’d escaped (b)…………..the prison. But (c)…………… the recent wave of unrest in the maximum security up north,he would not now be (d)……………… the Governor’s premises in Oxford. The Governor (e)……………….. going to make (f)…………….. certain that he wouldn’t be disgracing them.
5. “Evans was (a)………….. his face (b)……………… when Stephens brought (c)……………..two small square tables and set them opposite each other in the narrow space (d)……..the bunk on the one side and on the other a (e)………stone wall. Next, Stephens brought in two hard chairs. He placed in front (f)………… .the table which stood near the cell door.
6. Sadao Hoki’s house (a)………….. built on a spot of the Japanese coast (b)…………..(c) …………….. a little boy he had (d)………….The low, square stone house was set (e)………………… rocks well (f)………………….. a narrow beach that was outlined with bent pines. His father had taken him often to the islands of those seas.
7. He smelled (a)………….. bad that (b)……………… of the other little woodland creatures would play (c)……………. him. She looked at him (d)………………… She had not (e)……………..this. Whenever he would go out to play, Roger (f)…………… the humiliations of his own childhood. All of the other tiny animals would cry, “Uhoh, here comes Roger Stinky Skunk”.
8. This (a)………… been an unbelievable journey for Sakshi. From becoming (b)…………..first Indian to qualify for the Rio Games, (c)…………. winning the bronze medal. It was a long-cherished dream, it feels surreal. She had worked day in and day out (d)……… the last 12 years for this medal. She had never thought that she (e)……….. get the Khel Ratna before getting (f)……….. Arjuna Award.
9. Rabindranath Tagore (a)………. sent to England to study law in 1877 but he returned to India only (b)………… a year for his love of writing. After returning, he devoted (c)………………..completely to writing. In fact, poetry came to (d)……………. naturally. He had published (e)………….. than 6000 lines of verse before (f)………….. was 18, along with prose.
10. The enactment (a)…………. appropriate laws to improve the status of women (b)……… today’s burning need. Women (c)……………. capabilities to make a world of difference (d) ……………… the great march of human civilization. In ancient times, (e)………. to lack of opportunities and health facilities, low status of women became a vicious circle (f)……….needed to be broken to enhance the development of India.