ENGLISH PRACTICE SET
SBI PO PRELIMS
Directions (1-5)Rearrange the following eight sentences (A), (B), (C), (D),(E)and (F)in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
A."We know that water emergencies not only endanger lives and limit the availability of safe water essential for health and life -- but have multiple knock-on effects such as destroying crops, increasing farmer indebtedness and driving food insecurity," said Tim Sutton, Unicef Sri Lanka Representative.
B.The report said that 36 countries across the globe were currently facing extremely high levels of water shortage, Xinhua news agency reported.
C.The UN International Children's Emergency Fund (Unicef) on Tuesday called for $1 million in funding to combat an ongoing drought in Sri Lanka.
D.Sutton said Unicef was working in collaboration with the Sri Lankan government to address the immediate water needs of 365,323 children affected by the drought, and to build increased resilience in water supply services, to ensure the most vulnerable are protected from the worst impacts of climate change in Sri Lanka.
E."These drastically impact children, especially the most vulnerable. We must take collective action to respond to the ongoing drought, and to ensure that Sri Lanka is ready and prepared for future water challenges, so that children's futures are not jeopardised," Sutton added.
F.Sri Lanka is currently in the midst of its worst drought in 40 years, with over 1.2 million people, including 365,232 children, directly affected and in need of humanitarian assistance, the Unicef said in a report.
Q.1. Which of the following sentence should be the SECOND after rearrangement?
Q.2. Which of the following sentence should be the FIRST after rearrangement?
Q.3. Which of the following sentence should be the THIRD after rearrangement?
Q.4. Which of the following sentence should be the FOURTH after rearrangement?
Q.5. Which of the following sentence should be the FIFTH after rearrangement?
Directions (6-10)Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark `No error' as your answer. Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.
Q.6.Despite of a good monsoon this year (A)/the production of food grains in the (B)/country did not go up (C)/No error (D)
Q.7.Hardly as I stepped out my house (A) / when i saw some policemen (B)/coming towards my house (C) /No error (D)
Q.8.Being occupied with important matters (A)/he had no leisure (B)/to see us (C) /No error (D)
Q.9.He was not promoted to the rank (A)/rank of a Colonel (B)/till for a few months of his resignation(C)/No error (D)
Q.10.I am better acquainted (A)/with the country (B)/than you (C)/No error (D)
Directions (11-12) In the following questions ,choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word
Q.6.A.Despite should be used in place of despite of
Q.7.A.Hardly had I should be used
Q.9.C.Until in place of till for