CBSE Class 10 English Main Course Book (MCB) Writing with Grammar Gap Filling
Q.1. Read the passage given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate word/phrases from the given options. (3 marks)
One of the (a)_____ problems facing the world today is global warming. Many scientists believe that our production of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is having a heating effect on the atmosphere and this (b)_____ be very dangerous for human life. We (c)____ examine the problem of global warming and suggest some ways of solving it.
Ans. (a) (ii) biggest
(b) (i) could
(c) (iv) must
Q.2. Read the passage given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate word/phrases from the given options. (3 marks) (Board 2014, Set 8L1922Q)
What we call life is a very complex affair. It is not simply eating, reproducing and finally dying. Every creature
(a)_____these. Man has to lead a highly complicated life. It is like (b)_____ through a maze and coming out. He is an economic being and a social animal. He has to earn, make a home, look after his people and attend (c)_____ his obligations to the society and the Government. So, in order to be successful he has to develop certain qualities.
Ans. (a) (iii) does ,
(b) (ii) going ‘
(c) (iv) to
Q.3. Fill in the blanks using one word in each blank: (1/2 x 6 = 3 marks)
The Delhi Police (a)_____busted a gang of robbers (b)_____had robbed ? 20 crore (c)_____a bank. The arrested have (d)____identified as Jaswant Tiwari, his brother Hemant Tiwari (e)_____his uncle Mithilesh Tiwari. The trio (f)_____caught red handed with the money stuffed in suitcases. (NCT 2014)
Ans. (a) has (b) who (c) from (d) been (e) and (f) were
Q.5. Fill in the blanks with the help of options that follow: (3 marks) (Board Term-12013, Set 5007)
Before alighting, the Wild Pigeon, like the Carolina Parrot and a few other species of birds, breaks die force of its flight by repeated flapping, (a)______ (so/although/even/as if) apprehensive of receiving injury from coming too suddenly (b)______(with/in/inside/at) contact, either with the branch, (c)_______(or/and/neither/nor) the spot of ground on which it intends to settle.
Ans. (a) as if (b) in (c) or
Q. 5. Read the paragraph given below and fill in the blanks with the options that follow: (3 marks) (Board Term-12013, Set 85RR)
High school is a critical time in the life of young people. On (a) ______(a/the/an/no article) one hand, teenagers are eager to enjoy their freedom and independence, while on the other hand, they must be disciplined enough to keep (b)________(their/ the/our/ there) priorities straight. In my opinion, the family, the peer group and the school impact high school students the (c)______(best/highest/most/maximum) at this vulnerable time.
Ans. (a) the (b) their (c) most
Q. 6. Read the paragraph given below and fill in the blanks with options that follow: (1/2×6 = 3 marks) (Board Term-12012, Set EC2028)
Amitabh Bachchan is (a)_______(one/two/a/of) of the greatest actors this country has produced. His fluency, his gift of timing, his command (b) ______ (of/over/off/upon) the language is unparalleled, (c)________(never/otherwise/always/sometimes) his histrionic talents too are among the (d)_______(best/better/worst/good) this country (e)______ (was/have/has/had) produced. Even now he (f) (has/had/have/is) to be the most popular actor of the country.
Ans. (a) one (b) over (c) sometimes (d) best (e) has (f) has
Q. 7. Complete the paragraph given below by filling in the blanks with the help of options that follow: (1/2x 6 = 3 marks) (Board Term-12012, Set EC 2044)
Spiders are one of the (a) _______(more/most/less/least) fascinating of creatures. Several hundred species are (b)_______ (found/find/lose/lost) in India. They are quick to get (c) _______(if/for/away/till) when we come too close to them. They (d) _______(less/hardly/had/often) don’t sting. Nor is their bite severe. In fact some ant bites hurt (e)_______ (most/more/much/very) than a spider bite. Many species of spiders inhabit (f) _______(our/ours/your/yours) environment. The females of only two species are dangerous. In fact many of the deadly looking ones do not harm us.
Ans. (a) most (b) found (c) away (d) often (e) more (f) our
Q. 8. Complete the paragraph given below with the help of the options that follow. Write the correct options against the correct blank number. (1/2 x 6 = 3 marks) (Board Term-12012, Set EC2,042)
A doctor had the habit of talking to the trees (a) _______(on/in/along/with) the roadside as he took (b)_______ (my/your/his/her) walks in the evening. He would (c) _______(bend/bent/bended/bending) to kiss the trees lovingly and whisper kind words to (d)_______ (it/they/them/those). This was an odd (e) _______(and/but/as/so) beautiful sight. It was indeed (f) _______(a/an/the/this) noble act in this wicked world. One day he was very upset to see one of his trees cut down. The nature lover was so upset that he collapsed on the road. (Board Term-12012, Set EC2,042)
Ans. (a) on (b) his (c) bend (d) them (e) but (f) a
Q. 9. Read the paragraph given below and fill in the blanks with the help of the options that follow: (1/2 x 6 = 3 marks) (Board Tenn-12012, Set EC2,040)
A strong desire to (a) _______(travels/travel/travelling/travelled) beyond the blue, to fly (b)_______ (in/into/on/above) the heavens and touch the stars was what Kalpana dreamt (c) _______(in/about/ for/of). Determined to the core, she finally (d) _______(succeed/succeeds/succeeded/succeeding) in making her vision (e)_______ (a/the/that/an) reality. For this first India-born female astronaut, (f)_______ (their/her/his/your) castles in the air had their foundation firmly embedded in reality.
Ans. (a) travel (b) into (c) of (d) succeeded (e) a (f) her
Q. 10. Complete the passage given below by filling in the blanks. Below the passage, four choices are suggested for each blank. Choose the most appropriate word for each blank: (1/2 x 6 = 3 marks) (Board Term-I 2012, Set EC2, 041)
Now that (a)_______(an/the/to/a) Board exams (Class XII) are over, you can breathe (b) _______(on/for/so/in) relief. However, for many of you it (c)_______(was/were/may/is) still ‘not over’ as you may (d)_______(has/have/being/had) to prepare for entrance exams. Also, it is time (e) _______(for/too/with/to) decide on a course (f)_______(you/he/one/she) would like to pursue for your graduation. This process of deciding on a course that leads us to a career we aspire for is a crucial one.
Ans. (a) the (b) in (c) is (d) have (e) to (f) you
Q. 11. Read the passage given below and fill in the blanks With the help of the options that follow: (1/2 x 6 = 3 marks) (Board Term-12012, Set EC2,043)
What is a perspective ?
Perspective and viewpoint (a)_______ (are/is/of/in) miracles that (b)_______(gone/assist/share/give) us in our lives. We have (c) _______(in/the/a/of) opportunity to (d) _______(see/saw/seeing/view) a moment and see it (e)_______ (from/of/at/the) every angle. It is the (f)_______(point/angle/moment/turn) when we get to choose the perspective that will guide us in the future. It is the moment of truth.
Ans. (a) are (b) assist (c) the (d) view (e) from (f) moment
Q. 12. Complete the paragraph given below by filling in the blanks with the help of the options that follow: (1/2 x 6 = 3 marks) (Board Term-12012, Set EC2,045)
There was a panel discussion on television (a)_______(more/for/of/about) news programmes. The host (b)_______ (introduce/introduced/introducing/was introduced) the topic and raised some questions. One of the participants, Alka, (c) _______ (saying/says/say/said) that though news programmes are (d)_______(kept/keep/keeps/keeping) us well informed, she felt that (e) (them/there/their/then’s) were too many of them. This made them repetitive (f)_______(and/but/however/both) boring.
Another participant, Romy differed. He said that different news channels catered to different interests.
Ans. (a) about (b) introduced (c) said (d) keeping (e) there (f) and
Q. 13. Complete the following passage by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below: (1/2 x 6 = 3 marks) (Board Term-12012, Set EC2,046)
CCE (a)_______(have/is/are/has) definitely assured many dynamic changes as far as the educational scenario is concerned. This new system of evaluation is definitely better as a child’s year long learning is no longer dependent (b)_______(to/for/upon/at) a 3-hour year end examination. Under this scheme as the name suggests the evaluation is a continuous year long process. Moreover, assessment is not limited
(c)_______(for/in/to/at) pen and paper exercises alone. There is an attempt to provide students with varied opportunities and activities which would enhance (d)_______(their/there/his/him) learning capacity and creativity. Assessment is also not limited to scholastic area, but also (e)_______(include/includes/included/including) co-scholastic areas. Such an assessment scheme provides an opportunity to students to be able to indulge in an engrossing hobby (f)_______(from/for/or/at) a chance to serve and help others. It also attempts to connect knowledge learnt from texts to life outside the schools.
Ans. (a) has (b) upon (c) to (d) their (e) includes (f) or
Q. 14. Read the paragraph given below and fill in the blanks with the help of the options that follow: (1/2x 6 = 3 marks)
Rekha exercises (a)_______(all/each/any/once) day of the week. She (b)_______(do/does/doing/done) aerobics/yoga and (c)_______(lifts/lifting/lift/lifted) weights. She no longer (d)_______(eats/eat/eating/ate) greasy and junk food. As a result, Rekha’s health (e) (was/will be/are/is) improving. She does not (f)_______(got/getting/gets/get) tired and always looks very fit and active. Sometimes, however, she yearns for pizzas and burgers.
Ans. (a) each (b) does (c) lifts (d) eats (e) is (f) get
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