Directions(1-5): 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.
- (A) In a talk last week at the London School of Economics, he was passionate and amusing, and it was uplifting /(B) to hear his respect and affection for one of the great moral figures of the last century. /(C) The questions from the audience mainly concerned Gandhi’s role in the independence movement and his attempts to heal India’s religious and social divisions. But then – a last question – a young woman wondered about a /(D) strange episode in Gandhi’s life that she found “unsettling”. In reply, Guha went further; it had been “inexplicable and indefensible”.
in = at
- (A) I’d like to say we’ve come a long way since then, but the enormous ethnic pay gap in the NHS shows there’s a long road yet to travel. /(B) As revealed last week, black doctors and nurses are on average paid thousands of pounds lesser than their white colleagues. /(C) There are still those who divide our workforce between /(D) “acceptable” and “unacceptable”.
- (A) Not all political scandals are bad. If a democratic system is robust, there are some political crises that /(B) present an opportunity to cleanse the system, like a good, sharp bout of food poisoning. /(C) Ministers resign, victims are compensated, processes and protocols are being set up to ensure it does not happen again. /(D) For a brief moment when Sajid Javid took over the Home Office after Amber Rudd took the fall for Theresa May’s hostile environment miscarriages.
- (A) In July I was coincidentally in Northern Ireland at the same time when the prime minister. I thought we might meet, /(B) as we were both invited to speak at Queen’s University Belfast, where /(C) I discussed Brexit and the danger of a new Irish border with /(D) an audience of unionists and nationalists.
when = as
- (A) I am writing to thank you. No matter how harrowing your experience, no matter what the US Senate does in the weeks to come, /(B) you have achieved something profound in its power and impact, something that benefits all of us. /(C) For there are two arenas in which your words will reverberate – the Senate, and the immeasurably vast realm of public discourse and societal values. /(D) Even if your words, like Anita Hill’s, are discounted in the former, they will echo in the latter for a long time to come.
competentfeeblehardyflimsyAll are CorrectOption B
take offblast offlift-offfly offAll are CorrectOption E
has wantedhad wantedwantedwantsAll are CorrectOption D
difficulthardhardestharderAll are CorrectOption C
absolvedemancipatedpinnedsparedAll are CorrectOption C
Directions(6-10): 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 ___6___ state of manufacturing across emerging markets, with the exception of parts of Asia, means that many will miss out on the one big upside to ___7___. The Fed is set to raise rates because of America’s relative economic strength. America, in turn, should provide a boost to countries that make the things it ___8___ to buy. But emerging markets such as Indonesia and South Africa that specialise in commodities have not just been hit ___9___ by China’s slowdown; they are also the least likely to benefit from America’s growth. To them, lift-off will sound like a cruel joke. They will stay ___10___ to the ground.