English Test for LIC AAO Prelims Exam Set – 8

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 Indian Premier League, since its launch in 2008, has become a sporting ___1___ every summer. Cricketing purists may sneer at Twenty20s and their lack of historical ___2___, but there is no denying the IPL’s popularity and ___3___. The 12th edition, which started in Chennai on Saturday with an easy victory for the holders Chennai Super Kings, will span diverse venues for the 60 matches. Despite the elections being held through seven phases during April-May, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has ensured that every franchise gets its rightful share of home and away matches. But besides the ___4___ of sixes, dot-balls and ecstatic fans, the current IPL has to deal with the elephant in the room. It is expected to conclude on May 12, and immediately the biggest tournament in the International Cricket Council calendar awaits the players. The World Cup starts on May 30, with host England taking on South Africa at the Oval. India will open its campaign with the game against South Africa at Southampton on June 5. But there isn’t enough time for the Indian team to ___5___.

  1. austerity
    All are Correct
    Option B


  2. relaxation
    All are Correct
    Option C


  3. tenacity
    All are Correct
    Option D


  4. immediacy
    All are Correct
    Option A


  5. deteriorate
    All are Correct
    Option B


  6. Directions(6-10): Which of the phrases (A), (B), (C), (D) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) ie ‘No correction required’ as the answer.

  7. Virat Kohli’s men are playing without a break over the last few months, with tours of Australia and New Zealand followed by the limited overs series against visiting Australians.
    have been playing
    had been playing
    were playing
    being played
    No Correction Required
    Option A


  8. There are fears about Indian and overseas cricketers picking up injuries in the league, which might scupper their World Cup plans.
    getting injured
    picking up injuries
    being injured
    having being injured
    No Correction Required
    Option B


  9. There is speculation about the BCCI and the Indian team management having had a word with team-owners over workload management so that key players don’t suffer a burnout.
    do have burnouts
    don’t have a burnout
    suffer a burnout
    don’t gone through a burnout
    No Correction Required
    Option E


  10. The Australian duo of Steve Smith and David Warner, who are coming back after a one-year ban following the ball-tampering crisis at Cape Town in South Africa last March, are also likely to excel for Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad, respectively, and claim their Baggy Green caps.
    are excelled
    made to be excelled
    keen to excel
    being excelled
    No Correction Required
    Option C


  11. The domestic tournament with an international flavour, as Rahul Dravid described the IPL, continues to have no space for Pakistan cricketers, raising questions over its organising principles. Politics and commerce have reinforced each other to make an even deeper impact on the IPL.
    at its
    about its
    on its
    on their
    No Correction Required
    Option B


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