READ THE PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW.
Duncan and his magician teacher, Meerfus, were at the market. They went to the market several times a month, especially for fresh vegetables or ingredients for wands. One never could tell what would be useful in a wand. Meerfus lingered by some cages of various birds. He eyed a few chickens critically, and Duncan watched, trying to guess the reasoning behind Meerfus' interest. "Will we make a wand that helps you fly?" Asked Duncan excitedly. Flying seemed pretty fun, after all. Meerfus raised an eyebrow at him, as if he were crazy. "I'm thinking about dinner, Duncan."
"Oh." Duncan said, crestfallen that it was something as simple as that. Meerfus selected a chicken in a wicker cage, paid for it, and handed the cage to Duncan to carry. The anxious bird squawked loudly and pecked at his fingers through the cage. Duncan carried it dutifully, feeling foolish. Next, they stopped by some farmers' tables. Meerfus selected some cucumbers, a sack of potatoes, which they put in their rolling cart, and some tomatoes on the vine. "Will those vines help us make a magic wand that tangles up people's feet?" Duncan inquired. Meerfus eyed his apprentice again. "No, they're for a salad. We need something to eat with our chicken."
Duncan sighed, wrong again, and trudged alongside his master. They next stopped at a booth that sold fishing supplies. There were all manners of hooks, lures and fishing implements. Meerfus seemed particularly interested in the fishing flies, ones that looked almost like butterflies or mayflies with hidden hooks. "Are we going to make a wand that helps you catch fish with the those flies?" worried, asked Duncan. He'd already been wrong twice. Could his intuitions be so wrong? Meerfus laughed. "No, I actually enjoy fishing. I was thinking about going again in the river down the road."
Duncan groaned in frustration. "How am I so wrong today? I cannot believe you are not trying to get things for wands! How am I so clueless?" Meerfus laughed, shaking his head. "You are not as wrong as you think, just distracted. You didn't notice me pick up pheasant feathers while you handled the chicken. Those are for a wand of slow descent, which helps people fall without getting hurt. That is something like flying, right?" "And the vegetables?" Duncan asked suspiciously. "The flowers from cucumber vines are not only pretty, but they do help in a wand of coloured lights, a wand of plant growth, or a wand of dazzling." "Was there anything at the fishing booth? There had to be."
Meerfus winked at his student. "What do you think?" Duncan thought hard, trying to remember what else Meerfus had touched or bought. "Was it the fishing line that you bought?" "Exactly; it does make for a great wand of fish catching once we get some fish scales!" Duncan laughed in relief. His instincts were not so wrong - he just had to be more observant. It was all in the details!What was troubling Duncan while Meerfus and he were shopping at the market?
ADuncan's intuitions about the bought items were wrong and it frustrated him.
BMeerfus had bought chicken for dinner.
CMeerfus was not shopping for wand ingredients.
DAll of these
Fill in the blanks with suitable
articles from the options given
______ highest mountain peak of the world is in ______ Himalayas. It is ______ Mount Everest. For hundreds of years, nobody succeeded in reaching ______ summit. ______ British, who ruled over India, established ______ office in ______ 1800’s to survery ______ mountain and measure it. ______man who had ___?___ idea to start ______ office was George Everest. After much work, ______task was completed in ______ 1852. ______ height was finally calculated as 8840 metres (later established more precisely as 8882 mt.). ______ summit was named after Everest in 1863. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were ______ first to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.
D no article required
the answer should be (a).
READ THE PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW.
"When I leave," Sophie said, coming home from school, "I m going to have a boutique." Jansie, linking arms with her along the street; looked doubtful.
"Takes money, Soaf, something like that." "I'll find it," Sophie said, staring far down the street. "Take you a long time to save that much." "Well I'll be a manager then–yes, of course– to begin with. Till I've got enough. But anyway, I know just how it's all going to look."
"They wouldn't make you manager straight off, Soaf." "I'll be like Mary Quant," Sophie said. "I'll have the most amazing shop this city's ever seen." Jansie, knowing they were both earmarked for the biscuit factory, became melancholy. She wished Sophie wouldn't say these things
When they reached Sophie's street Jansie said, "It's only a few months away now, Soaf, you really should be sensible. They don't pay well for shop work, you know that, your dad would never allow it." "Or an actress. Now there's real money in that. Yes, and I could maybe have the boutique on the side. Actresses don't work full time, do they? Anyway, that or a fashion designer, you know – something a bit sophisticated."
And she turned in through the open street door leaving Jansie standing in the rain. "If ever I come into money I'll buy a boutique." "Huh - if you ever come into money..... if you ever come into money you'll buy us a blessed decent house to live in, thank you very much." Sophie's father was scooping shepherd's pie into his mouth as hard as he could go, his plump face still grimy and sweat-marked from the day.
"She thinks money grows on trees, don't she, Dad?' said little Derek, hanging on the back of his father's chair. Their mother sighed. Sophie watched her back stooped over the sink and wondered at the delicate bow which fastened her apron strings. The delicateseeming bow and the crooked back. The evening had already blacked in the windows and the small room was steamy from the stove and cluttered with the heavy-breathing man in his vest at the table and the dirty washing piled up in the corner. Sophie felt a tightening in her throat. She went to look for her brother Geoff.
He was kneeling on the floor in the next room tinkering with a part of his motorcycle over some newspaper spread on the carpet. He was three years out of school, an apprentice mechanic, travelling to his work each day to the far side of the city. He was almost grown up now, and she suspected areas of his life about which she knew nothing, about which he never spoke. He said little at all, ever, voluntarily. Words had to be prized out of him like stones out of the ground. And she was jealous of his silence. When he wasn't speaking it was as though he was away somewhere, out there in the world in those places she had never been."If you come into money, you'll buy us a blessed decent house to live in..." What does this tell us about Sophie and her family?
AThey were always dissatisfied.
BThere was scarcity of money in the family, and it upset them.
CThe family was greedy and wanted a life of comfort.
DSophie hadn't bought them a better house in the first place.
Choose the correct passive form
from the options given below :
A cardigan ________ by the old lady at that time.
A was knitted
B has knitted
C was being knitted
can anyone explain pls
Nikki lives in Chandigarh. During her summer vacation, she wants to meet her grandparents
who live in Mandola (Rohtak). She writes a letter to her grandpa in this regard. Now, complete
her letter with the help of the options given below :
Hope you are fine. You will be ________ to know that ________ coming to ________ to spend my ________ with you and ________.
I will reach there on 1st June in the morning.
CHOOSE THE PART OF THE SENTENCE THAT HAS AN ERROR.
As a consequence, the mayor won't be permitting everybody into the court to see the trial.
A As a consequence, the
B mayor won't be permitting
C everybody into the court
D to see the trial.
what must be placed in "C" as that's the incorrect error??
CHOOSE THE CORRECT OPTION TO COMPLETE EACH SENTENCE.
Were she to have really passed the exam she ________ have been given the scholarship.
A had to