Sunday, 24 September 2017

Functional English WORK SHEET 5.2

Functional English WORK SHEET 5.2

(A)  Punctuate the following sentences:

a. God made women beautiful so that men may love them and men foolish so that they may return the favour
b. We had a great time in France  the kids really enjoyed it
c. His attitude to say the least was really horrible
d. Some people work best in the mornings others do better in the evenings
e. America england and france got together and went after germany
f. What are you doing next weekend
g. Milton the great Puritan poet went blind at the age of forty four.
h. Mother had to go into hospital she had heart problems
i. He told his wife Learn to live with my silence.
j. Did you understand why I was upset
k. It is a fine idea let us hope that it is going to work
l. We will be arriving on Monday morning  at least I think so
m. A textbook can be a wall between teacher and class
n. The girls father sat in a corner
o. In the words of Murphys Law Anything that can go wrong will go wrong

(B)   Find out basic punctuation errors:

a. The dots…. may also be called leaders.
b. Mind your ps and qs
c. There are no if’s and but’s in the face of enemy fire.
d. There are no buts in the sentence.
e. He married Sania, Anuj, Ahana.
f. To the weak by nature, all things are bad.
g. I met a beautiful, European woman.
h. Once I realized that I could no longer rely on him.
i. The accused said the judge is to be hanged.
j. My aunt who lives in Mumbai is a doctor.

(C)   Select the correctly punctuated sentence:
1.  
a) Spain is a beautiful country; the beache's are warm, sandy and spotlessly clean.
b) Spain is a beautiful country: the beaches are warm, sandy and spotlessly clean.
c) Spain is a beautiful country, the beaches are warm, sandy and spotlessly clean.
d) Spain is a beautiful country; the beaches are warm, sandy and spotlessly clean.

2.
a) The children's books were all left in the following places: Mrs Smith's room, Mr Powell's office and the caretaker's cupboard.
b) The children's books were all left in the following places; Mrs Smith's room, Mr Powell's office and the caretaker's cupboard.
c) The childrens books were all left in the following places: Mrs Smiths room, Mr Powells office and the caretakers cupboard.
d) The children's books were all left in the following places, Mrs Smith's room, Mr Powell's office and the caretaker's cupboard.

3.
a) She always enjoyed sweets, chocolate, marshmallows and toffee apples.
b) She always enjoyed: sweets, chocolate, marshmallows and toffee apples.
c) She always enjoyed sweets chocolate marshmallows and toffee apples.
d) She always enjoyed sweet's, chocolate, marshmallow's and toffee apple's.

4.
a) Sarah's uncle's car was found without its wheels in that old derelict warehouse.
b) Sarah's uncle's car was found without its wheels in that old, derelict warehouse.
c) Sarahs uncles car was found without its wheels in that old, derelict warehouse.
d) Sarah's uncle's car was found without it's wheels in that old, derelict warehouse.

5.
a) I can't see Tim's car, there must have been an accident.
b) I cant see Tim's car; there must have been an accident.
c) I can't see Tim's car there must have been an accident.
d) I can't see Tim's car; there must have been an accident.
  
(D)  Punctuate the following passage using appropriate punctuation marks whenever required:

winston is one of the most laid-back people i know he is tall and slim with black hair and he always wears a t-shirt and black jeans his jeans have holes in them and his baseball boots are scruffy too he usually sits at the back of the class and he often seems to be asleep however when the exam results are given out he always gets an "A" i don't think hes as lazy as he appears to be

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Functional English WORK SHEET 5.1

Functional English WORK SHEET 5.1
(A)  Punctuate the following sentences:

a. He is not really nice looking and yet he has enormous charm
b. That he was alone and wanted to be alone was a matter of concern of all
c. When I was a child I could watch TV whenever I wanted to
d. If you want to be healthy in life do this get up early work hard lead a natural life
e. It is a fine idea let us hope that it is going to work
f. When I heard a knock at the door I turned around
g. Mrs Solomon who was sitting behind the desk gave me a big smile
h. It is however not all that important to speak all the time
i. We were believe it or not in love with each other
j. When he was young Shakespeare who went on to become the greatest writer of all times married a woman eight years his senior
k. I don’t like this one bit said Julia
l. Have you met our handsome new financial director
m. If you are ever in London come and see you
n. Michael in the Ferrari was cornering superbly
o. Looking straight at her he said I cant help you

(B)   Find out basic punctuations errors:

a. God, the supreme creator and the supreme being is our only hope.
b. The industrial age saw a rise in the use of machinery.
c. There are twenty five applications for the job.
d. India must bring a right to work law.
e. Hell reply whenever we ask him.
f.  In this context, the word bond means a certificate indicating the loan money.
g. He said, “The implications of Mrs. Shah’s remarks that “benefits must be measured against costs” have not properly appreciated.”
h. The school closed on May 5, it will open on July 10.
i.  The job, however is beyond my reach. The aim therefore is to get proper education. The goal in my opinion is within my reach.
j.  The chairman, the secretary and the president have arrived.
k. Mr. Arora drafted the report and Mr. Nigam finalized it.
l.  Please answer the following questions: What is your age, height, weight?
m. Mr. Sinha is an I.P.S. officer working in I.B.M.
n. Will you please let me have the money today?
o. Mr. Shah asked when the appointment had been made?

(C)     Select the correctly punctuated sentence:
1.
a) Paul's neighbours were terrible; so his brother's friends went round to have a word.
b) Paul's neighbours were terrible: so his brother's friends went round to have a word.
c) Paul's neighbours were terrible, so his brother's friends went round to have a word.
d) Paul's neighbours were terrible so his brother's friends went round to have a word.

2.
a) Tims gran, a formidable woman, always bought him chocolate, cakes, sweets and a nice fresh apple.
b) Tim's gran a formidable woman always bought him chocolate, cakes, sweets and a nice fresh apple.
c) Tim's gran, a formidable woman, always bought him chocolate cakes sweets and a nice fresh apple.
d) Tim's gran, a formidable woman, always bought him chocolate, cakes, sweets and a nice fresh apple.

3.
a) After stealing Tims car, the thief lost his way and ended up the chief constable's garage.
b) After stealing Tim's car the thief lost his way and ended up the chief constable's garage.
c) After stealing Tim's car, the thief lost his way and ended up the chief constable's garage.
d) After stealing Tim's car, the thief lost his' way and ended up the chief constable's garage.

4.
a) We decided to visit: Spain, Greece, Portugal and Italy's mountains.
b) We decided to visit Spain, Greece, Portugal and Italys mountains.
c) We decided to visit Spain, Greece, Portugal and Italy's mountains.
d) We decided to visit Spain Greece Portugal and Italy's mountains.

5.
a) That tall man, Paul's grandad, is this month's winner.
b) That tall man Paul's grandad is this month's winner.
c) That tall man, Paul's grandad, is this months winner.
d) That tall man, Pauls grandad, is this month's winner.

(D)  Punctuate the following passage using appropriate punctuation marks whenever required:

running a massive enterprise is a tricky business being a woman and being at the helm of such an empire makes the situation all the more difficult to handle says apporva tendon the ceo of silkways designers, new delhi, and a premier fashion designer making men believe in womans calibre is the toughest thing in the world they can make errors and still can sound error free whereas even if an efficient woman errs just once she becomes fallen for ever says ms tandon one of the most talked about fashion designers of the last two decades in the country

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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Functional English WORK SHEET 4.9

Functional English WORK SHEET 4.9
Change the speech:
Benjamin: "I often have a big hamburger."
Hannah: "They live in Boston."
Tyler: "Ian doesn't invite girls to his parties."
Dominic: "She understands Japanese."
Sophia: "Bella doesn't collect stickers."
Robert: "Dennis often downloads the latest tunes."
Olivia: "Leroy is out riding his new waveboard today."
Luke: "I don't know what to do."
Lily: "Mr Jones is rude to Samantha."
James and David: "We have to go now."
Tim: "She works in an office."
Jessica: "I am going to clean the room."
Jeff: "They like the song."
Ian and Marvin: "We need new shoes."
Kathy: "He can speak Spanish."
Teacher: "Rachel has never been to Philadelphia."
Lucy to Gerry: "The train didn't arrive on time."
Emma: "I'm sitting on the chair."
Nick said to us: "Walter doesn't eat meat."
Holly: "Abby and Nathan will travel to Alaska."
Jane: "I play tennis every Saturday."
David: "There is an excellent band playing later on."
Christine: "I saw Amy at the bank on Monday."
The driver: "I'm going to turn right at the traffic lights."
Jonathan: "I've returned the dictionary to the library".
The doctor: "I'll send you the results as soon as they arrive."
Caroline: "Will you come to my party on Saturday?"
Shop assistant: "Are you looking for something special?"
Jack: "I'll lend you my grammar book if you think it will help.
Christopher said to me: "Do you want to dance?"
Betty: "When did you come?"
Mark said to me: "Has John arrived?"
Ronald: "Where does Maria park her car?"
Elisabeth: "Did you watch the latest film?"
Mandy: "Can I help you?"
Andrew: "Will Mandy have lunch with Sue?"
Justin: "What are you doing?"
Frank: "How much pocket money does Lisa get?"
Anne: "Must I do the shopping?"

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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Functional English WORK SHEET 4.8

Functional English WORK SHEET 4.8
(A) Fill in the blanks with appropriate forms of verb. Choose the answers from the options given in the brackets.
1. One of my friends ……………………….. gone to France. (has / have)
2. Each of the boys ………………………. given a present. (was / were)
3. Neither of the contestants ……………………….. able to win a decisive victory. (was / were)
4. Oil and water ……………………….. not mix. (do / does)
5. He and I ……………………….. at Oxford together. ( was / were)
6. Slow and steady …………………….. the race. (win / wins)
7. Neither Peter nor James …………………….. any right to the property. (has / have)
8. No prize or medal ………………….. given to the boy, though he stood first in the examination. (was / were)
9. Either Mary or Alice …………………… responsible for this. (is / are)
10. Neither the Minister nor his colleagues ………………………… given any explanation for this. (have / has)

(B) Choose the correct verb to complete the sentences below :
1. She __________ to live in the country.
a) enjoys
b) used
c) is used
d) would rather

2. Jane _______________ to look for a job
a) has decided
b) is thinking
c) had better
d) made him

3. The children _______________ cleaning the house.
a) were made
b) expect you
c) are trying
d) don't mind

4. The owner _______________ him to go.
a) stopped
b) wanted
c) hoped
d) let

5. Tom _______________ to come home early.
a) remember her
b) succeeded
c) is looking forward
d) reminded her

6. The marketing director ______________ meeting Alex.
a) avoided
b) managed
c) happened
d) helped her

7. A member of the team _______________ to do it.
a) couldn't help
b) stopped
c) wasn't capable
d) saw him

8. They succeeded _______________ the report in time for the meeting.
a) to send
b) by completing
c) in finishing
d) to provide

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Functional English WORK SHEET 4.7

Functional English WORK SHEET 4.7
Choose the correct form of the verb that agrees with the subject.
a. Annie and her brothers (is, are) at school.
b. Either my mother or my father (is, are) coming to the meeting.
c. The dog or the cats (is, are) outside.
d. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor.
e. George and Tamara (doesn't, don't) want to see that movie.
f. Benito (doesn't, don't) know the answer.
g. One of my sisters (is, are) going on a trip to France.
h. The man with all the birds (live, lives) on my street.
i.  The movie, including all the previews, (take, takes) about two hours to watch.
j. The players, as well as the captain, (want, wants) to win.
k. Either answer (is, are) acceptable.
l. Every one of those books (is, are) fiction.
m. Nobody (know, knows) the trouble I've seen.
n. (Is, Are) the news on at five or six?
o. Mathematics (is, are) John's favorite subject, while Civics (is, are) Andrea's favorite subject.
p. Eight dollars (is, are) the price of a movie these days.
q. (Is, Are) the tweezers in this drawer?
r. Your pants (is, are) at the cleaner's.
s. There (was, were) fifteen candies in that bag. Now there (is, are) only one left!
t. The committee (debates, debate) these questions carefully.
u. The committee (leads, lead) very different lives in private.
v. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, (greets, greet) the press cordially.
w. All of the CDs, even the scratched one, (is, are) in this case.

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Monday, 28 August 2017

Functional English WORK SHEET 4.6

Functional English WORK SHEET 4.6
Change the Voice:
a. The painted the house red.
b. He told me to leave the room.
c. He promised me a present.
d. I shall order the burger.
e. The boy is climbing the cliff.
f. One may accomplish many things by a little effort.
g. I am watching you very carefully.
h. Not a word was spoken by Lalita.
i. He was taken to the hospital by his friends.
j. The building was damaged by the fire.
k. I was struck by his appearance.
l. The trees were blow down by the wind.
m. We shall be blamed by everyone.
n. Alice was not much surprised at this.
o. He will be greatly surprised if he is chosen.
p. All his friends laughed at him.
q. They made him king.
r. The use video for teaching the students.
s. One should keep one’s promises.
t. When will you return the book?
u. Someone has picked my pocket.
v. Circumstances will oblige me to go.
w. Shall I ever forget those happy days?
x. Alas! We shall hear his voice no more.
y. Do not insult the weak.
z. All desire wealth and some acquire it.
aa. Why should I be suspected by you?
bb. The information is kept on our computer.
cc. The legend tells us how the castle received its name.
dd. My watch was lost.
ee. Why did he defraud you of your earnings?
ff. The public will learn with astonishment that war is imminent.
gg. He made his wife do the work.
hh. They laughed at his warnings and objected to all his proposals.
ii. The people regarded him as an impostor and called him a villain.

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Functional English WORK SHEET 4.5

Functional English WORK SHEET 4.5
Change the Voice:
a. The field is ploughed.
b. A stone struck me on the head.
c. The money was lost.
d. The letter has just been posted.
e. Manners reveal character.
f. Little strokes fell great oaks.
g. My cousin has drawn this picture.
h. We expect good news.
i. People will soon forget it.
j. They opened the theatre only last month.
k. We prohibit smoking.
l. The guard refused him admittance.
m. Mr. Bharti teaches us grammar.
n. The manager will give you a ticket.
o. Who taught you French?
p. He handed her a cheque.
q. The dog was hit with a stick.
r. We saw you and him.
s. They asked me my name.
t. We refused them admission.
u. I bought the baby a doll.
v. They found him guilty of murder.
w. A thunderstorm often turns milk sour.
x. You cannot pump the ocean dry.
y. They saw the storm approaching.
z. He keeps me waiting.


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