English Test for IBPS PO Prelims 2020 Exam set – 14

Directions(1-5): In the given question, a statement with a blank has been given, followed by three word out of which more than one can complete the sentence grammatically and contextually. Find the word (s) which can fill the blank and choose the option accordingly.

  1. The transport service cannot cope with the ________________ of so many additional passengers.
    I. strain
    II. demands
    III. fatigue
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I & II
    Both I & III
    Option D
    Strain means a severe or excessive demand on the strength, resources, or abilities of someone or something.
    Demands means the desire of consumers, clients, employers, etc. for a particular commodity, service, or other item.
    Fatigue means extreme tiredness resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness.

     

  2. The young workers brought forth some sparkling new suggestions for ________________ our product.
    I. improving
    II. upgrading
    III. alleviating
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I & II
    Both I & III
    Option D
    Improve means to make or become better.
    Alleviate means to make pain or problems less severe.
    Upgrade means to raise (something) to a higher standard, in particular improve (equipment or machinery) by adding or replacing components.

     

  3. The marble is smooth and polished, making a strong contrast with the ________________ stonework around it.
    I. worn
    II. rustic
    III. rugged
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I & II
    Both I & III
    Option E
    Worn means damaged and shabby as a result of much use.
    Rustic means made in a plain and simple fashion.
    Rugged means (of ground or terrain) having a broken, rocky, and uneven surface.

     

  4. Nancy, who had been quiet for some time, suddenly ________________.
    I. smile
    II. spoke
    III. saw
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I & II
    Both I & III
    Option B
    The word “suddenly” shows that something unexpected happened. We know that Nancy was quiet. So, it would be startling to see her do something that is opposite of being quiet i.e. speak. ‘Smile’ is in its base form can be negated easily. Hence, the correct answer is B.

     

  5. There was a telephone, a chair upholstered in worn, black leather and bookshelves full of faded ________________ books.
    I. dusty
    II. tardy
    III. bound
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I & II
    Both I & III
    Option E
    Dusty means covered with, full of, or resembling dust.
    Tardy means delaying or delayed beyond the right or expected time.
    Bound means (of a book) having a specified binding.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In this question, two columns I and II and three sentences are given, which are divided into two parts. Column I (A, B and C) consists of first half of each sentence and Column II (D, E and F) consists of second half of each sentence. Match column I with column II, so that the sentences formed are both meaningful and grammatically correct. Choose the option as your answer.

  7. I.
    A. I will go for the dance classes tomorrow
    B. Most of the larger chains just price them
    C. The market continues to be positive and
    II.
    D. we expected the trend to continue.
    E. at the minimum right away.
    F. if I have recovered from fever.
    A-D and C-E
    C- E and B-D
    B-F
    C-D and B-F
    B-E
    Option E

     

  8. (I)
    A) She can live her life however she wants only
    B) He went on a strictly diet and
    C) The golden retriever loved the fireworkings
    (II)
    D) immediately lost three kilos.
    E) if she listens to what I have to say.
    F) that took place every Fourth of July.
    A-E
    B-D and C-E
    A-E
    A-E, B-D, C-F
    None of the above
    Option C

     

  9. I.
    A. Leave it on
    B. I haven’t slept
    C. Please don’t be rude towards
    II.
    D. God to find you the right partner.
    E. night and am very tired.
    F. Animals, they deserve love and respect too.
    B-E
    A-D, C-F
    A-F and C-D
    B-D
    A-E and C-D
    Option B

     

  10. I.
    A) Let her go there herself
    B) Please don’t disturb the child
    C) This year has been by far the
    II.
    D) As she sleep right now
    E) Bad year in history
    F) As she is the only one interested.
    B-E and C-F
    A-D, B-E and C-F
    A-F
    B-D, A-E
    A-E and C-D
    Option C

     

  11. I.
    A. The Consumer Protection Act should be implemented more strictly
    B. The music industry is now saturated with too many singers
    C. The showbiz business is not all rosy as it seems
    II.
    D. but there are many dark sides to it.
    E. so that the businessmen become alert.
    F. and the lifetime of a singer is hence reduced.
    B-E and C-F
    A-E, B-F and C-D
    A-E
    B-F
    B-D and C-E
    Option B

     

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