Directions(1-5): In the passage given below there are 5 blanks. Every blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C), and (D). You have to tell which word is APPROPRIATE according to the context. If all are appropriate then mark your answer as “E”.
The International Monetary Fund sees a similar ___1___ for economies as a whole. It forecasts that emerging-market growth will average 4.5% next year, up from 3.9% this year, breaking a streak of five straight years of decelerating growth. It is not that emerging markets will have suddenly regained their ___2___. Rather, it is that recessions will be less severe, if not over, in places like Brazil and Russia. Yet if the best that can be said about emerging markets is that they will ___3___, this points to a more troubling reason for their relative indifference: the realisation that the Fed is the least of their problems. In 2013, investors dumped emerging-market assets when America ___4___ the beginning of the end of its programme of quantitative easing. That episode came to be known as the “taper tantrum”. This time the gloom that ___5___ emerging markets might be more accurately described as a “secular sulk”.
- (A) When Donald Trump speaks truth, it’s usually by accident. A choice example came late on last night, /(B) after TV audiences in the US and around the world were riveted by the sight of Trump’s choice /(C) for the supreme court ranting and raving, his face twisted in fury, as he insisted he was innocent of the sexual assault that had just /(D) been detailed in calm, precise terms by Christine Blasey Ford.
- (A) At first, I thought he might be dead. The man was no older than 40, and dressed in a huge beige parka: /(B) he had stumbled on to an almost empty town square, wobbled on his feet and then collapsed. /(C) For a while, he lay completely motionless, his arms outstretched and his knees folded into his chest. /(D) People walked by, showing barely a flicker of interest. He then swayed to his feet, before crashing back down again.
- (A) As the Salzburg summit broke up amid a slew of accusations and counter-accusations, it was easy to imagine that, /(B) with only six months to go until the UK is due to leave the EU, /(C) we are as far as ever from securing the deal which both sides want. It may be, however, that the Brexit negotiations themselves are the least of the problems confronting those attempting /(D) to ensure the UK leaves the EU in an orderly manner.
which = that
- (A) When I asked my eight-year-old son what he would like to wear in a forthcoming wedding, /(B) his response was clear and immediate: “A red suit with white spots, a matching hat and gold shoes.” /(C) This seemed fair enough to me. Who in their right mind would not want to /(D) wear such a fabulous outfit?
in = to
- (A) Romantic novels are one of the bestselling genres of fiction worldwide; one gets purchased every two seconds in the UK, /(B) and for good reasons – love is probably the most profound emotion any of us will ever experience. /(C) Yet the cliche of a romantic novel is “boy meets girl”. What about “boy meets boy” or “girl meets girl” – or simply “person meets person”? /(D) Those storylines are few and far between.
reasons = reason
Directions(6-10): In each of the following questions there are sentences. There is error in one of the parts. Mark the option which contains error parts as your answer. If no part contains error mark option E as your answer.