English Test for IBPS PO Prelims Exam set – 29

Directions(1-5): Select the phrase/connector from the given options which can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences. Choose the correct combination of the alternatives which when used to start a sentence combines both the above sentences in one.

  1. Poetry lovers tend to be nostalgic by nature. You would hear a lot from them talking about the declining quality of the audience.
    a) Because
    b) Although
    c) Since
    Only a
    Only b
    Only c
    Only b and c
    None of the above
    Option C
    The correct sentence would be: ‘Since poetry lovers tend to be nostalgic by nature, you would hear a lot from them talking about the declining quality of the audience’.

     

  2. When our channel still had the game of cricket. I was then interviewing the captain of the Indian team and learned a lot about his strategies.
    a) Four years ago
    b) Before four years
    c) During four years
    Only a
    Only b
    Only c
    Only a and b
    None of the above
    Option A
    The word ‘four years ago’ would connect both the sentences appropriately as: ‘Four years ago, when our channel still had the game of cricket, I was interviewing the captain of the Indian team and learned a lot about his strategies’.

     

  3. You should bake your cake with patience and interest. You will get a fluffy and delicious cake.
    a) Till
    b) Only if
    c) Despite
    Only a
    Only b
    Only c
    Only a and c
    None of the above
    Option B
    Here, the two sentences indicates a conditional situation, which is aptly conveyed through ‘Only if’.

     

  4. The salon has one of the best hair-stylists in town. Its services are exclusive.
    I. Besides
    II. In addition to
    III. Along with
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    All I, II and III
    None of the above
    Option D
    The first sentence would be: ‘Besides having one of the best hair-stylists in town, its services in the salon are exclusive’.
    The second sentence would be: ‘In addition to the salon having one of the best hair-stylist in town, its services are exclusive’.
    The third would be: ‘Along with having one of the best hair-stylist in town, the services of the salon are exclusive’.

     

  5. Do not forget to pack some extra bottles of water and packets of food. There could be scarcity in the area you are going to.
    a) Due to
    b) As if
    c) In case
    Only a
    Only b
    Only c
    Only b and c
    None of the above
    Option C
    The sentence would become: ‘Do not forget to pack some extra bottles of water and packets of food in case of scarcity in the area you are going’.

     

  6. Directions(6-9): A sentence with two blanks is given, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the pair of words that best fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

  7. Before the Spring Festival __________, we celebrate the day of cleaning, which is thought to sweep away the bad luck and call for the days of __________.
    ends, destruction
    starts, prosperity
    blossoms, calamity
    kicks, contentment
    encircles, tribulation
    Option B

     

  8. After the war, commercial radio __________ began in the 1920s and became an important mass __________ for entertainment and news.
    dispense, channel
    bestow, medium
    broadcasting, pedestrian
    broadcasting, medium
    show, altercation
    Option D

     

  9. The President suggested that he might __________ to secure the release of a prominent Chinese businesswoman __________ in Canada at the request of American authorities.
    transmit, captured
    discuss, held
    present, honoured
    interact, applauded
    intervene, arrested
    Option E

     

  10. While there will always be people fearing the imminent __________ of either Urdu or poetry or both, the flame continues to __________ in this corner of central Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti.
    renaissance, glimmer
    resurrection, blaze
    demise, flicker
    destruction, attenuate
    expiration, intensify
    Option C

     

  11. 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.

    I.
    A) Local officials in 15 areas around the capital were also asked
    B) Volvo cars are understandably superior to their
    C) Kohli remains the highest run scorer in
    II.
    D) was built to protect the land of natives.
    E) to remove anything lying in the streets that could be used as projectiles.
    F) indeed needed but wasn’t given to the poor in time.

    A-F and C-D
    A-E
    C-D
    B-D and C-E
    C-D and B-E
    Option B

     

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