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English Preparation For SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam

English Preparation For SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam

English Preparation For SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam

Directions: (1-10) In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Passage 1:

Since the U.S. led alliance toppled the Taliban __1__ November 2001, women and girls in Afghanistan have __2__ greater freedom to participate in public life and __3__ to education, healthcare, and employment. This is the case particularly in the __4__, Kabul, where the deployment of foreign military forces under the International Security Assistance force (ISAF) has helped bring __5__ security. Even in Kabul, however, many Afghan women still fare constant __6__ to their personal security from other civilians or armed men belonging to various political, __7__ Outside Kabul, the situation is one of acute general lawlessness and insecurity, as there is no ISAF presence and rival warlords control security conditions. In these areas, more than in Kabul, Afghan women continue to __8__ serious threats to their physical safety, which __9__ them the opportunity’ to exercise their basic human rights and to participate fully in the rebuilding of their __10__

Q1.

(a) at

(b) in

(c) from

(d) on

Q2.

(a) gained

(b) volunteered

(c) surrendered

(d) submitted

Q3.

(a) progress

(b) access

(c) regress

(d) success

Q4.

(a) country

(b) outskirts

(c) capital

(d) locality

Q5.

(a) much-admired

(b) much-needed

(c) less-known

(d) less-needed

Q6.

(a) lashes

(b) opportunities

(c) demands

(d) threats

Q7.

(a) actions

(b) fractions

(c) upheavals

(d) factions

Q8.

(a) bear

(b) oppose

(c) face

(d) evade

Q9.

(a) allows

(b) denies

(c) provides

(d) approves

Q10.

(a) state

(b) country

(c) city

(d) selves

Directions: (11-20) In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

 Passage 2:

It is easy to __11__a heritage but very difficult to maintain it in its__12__form. One should __13__ the __14__ crafted __15__ of New Delhi as __16__ by Eddwin Lutyens. It is sad that __17__ the entire area __18__Connaught Place has been spoiled in the name of __19__ by multi-storey of __20__ character.
Q11.

(a) damage

(b) destruct

(c) spoil

(d) destroy

Q12.

(a) origin

(b) original

(c) originally

(d) originated

Q13.

(a) appreciate

(b) appreciation

(c) appreciated

(d) appreciably

Q14.

(a) careful

(b) carefully

(c) care

(d) caring

Q15.

(a) designated

(b) designation

(c) designing

(d) design

Q16.

(a) visualization

(b) visualized

(c) vision

(d) visual

Q17.

(a) virtuous

(b) virtual

(c) virtually

(d) virtue

Q18.

(a) around

(b) round

(c) across

(d) through

Q19.

(a) developing

(b) development

(c) develop

(d) developed

Q20.

(a) forbidding

(b) prejudicial

(c) ominous

(d) dubious

Directions: (21-30) In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

 Passage 3:

The celestial bodies have often __21__ the people – the ignorant as well as the __22__ ponder the wonders of their existence. Both religion and science vie __23__ each other to explain the mystery of those bodies. Religion attempts to interpret them __24__ terms of gods and demons while science attempts to __25__ at hard facts. But inspite of science, __26__fallacies of myths rather than __27__ seem to be more popular. Consider for instance the comets. In ancient times people were frightful __28__ comets. The kings were scared to __29__ a comet because it was believed to __30__ their death.

Q21.

(a) produced

(b) made

(c) make

(d) created

Q22.

(a) literates

(b) scholars

(c) enlightened

(d) elites

Q23.

(a) for

(b) with

(c) to

(d) between

Q24.

(a) by

(b) in

(c) above

(d) beyond

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Q25.

(a) reach

(b) arrive

(c) search

(d) find

Q26.

(a) the

(b) any

(c) these

(d) our

Q27.

(a) realities

(b) facts

(c) artificialities

(d) happenings

Q28.

(a) against

(b) with

(c) by

(d) of

Q29.

(a) see

(b) view

(c) look

(d) vision

Q30.

(a) say

(b) define

(c) predict

(d) foretell

Directions: (31-40) In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Passage 4:

Telephones have become__31__in our lives as an important __32__ of communication. On any given day, an individual spends a __33__ deal of time talking __34__ the phone. The __35__ of a person’s voice and articulation can be a good __36__ of his or her personality, and that is __37__ it is important to possess the right skills to communicate on the phone. Speaking __38__ on the phone can have an __39__ impact on one’s personal and professional life. Telephone conversations are of two __40__ formal and informal.

Q31.

(a) suitable

(b) necessary

(c) inevitable

(d) indispensable

Q32.

(a) measure

(b) medium

(c) way

(d) method

Q33.

(a) great

(b) large

(c) huge

(d) big

Q34.

(a) by

(b) on

(c) with

(d) from





Q35.

(a) nature

(b) quality

(c) type

(d) kind

Q36.

(a) indicator

(b) sign

(c) revelation

(d) manifestation

Q37.

(a) how

(b) when

(c) where

(d) why

Q38.

(a) elegantly

(b) well

(c) mellifluously

(d) good

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Q39.

(a) great

(b) enormous

(c) superb

(d) extensive

Q40.

(a) varieties

(b) types

(c) features

(d) qualities

 

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