TET English Language Set

Directions (Q. Nos. 1 and 2) in the following questions replace the underlined words by most suitable option.
1. ‘No, no’ she cried,’ You must not say such grossly irreverent things you must not even
(a) sacrilegious (b) pious
(c) respectful (d) religious
Ans : (a)

2. The street bazaar was a changing and enjoyable mixture of colours, smells and sounds.
(a) telescope (b) kaleidoscope
(c) stethoscope (d) microscope
Ans : (b)

Directions (Q. Nos. 3 and 4) Choose the correct prefix to build the word. The meaning of the word is given.
3. ….beat = positive and enthusiastic.
(a) Up (b) Out
(c) Down (d) Over
Ans : (a)

4. `….. hold = look at or see something or somebody.
(a) With (b) Up
(c) Over (d) Be
Ans : (d)

5. As we got older we just grew apart. The underlined word in the sentence mean
(a) natured
(b) developed a strong bond
(c) stayed at a distance
(d) stopped having a close relationship
Ans : (d)

6. Which of the following means “A drop in the ocean’?
(a) Is a small problem that will probably get larger
(b) Something so small that it won’t make any noticeable difference
(c) Every small contribution helps
(d) None of the above
Ans : (b)

Directions (Q. Nos. 7-15) Fill in the blanks by the most appropriate word in the following sentences.
7. As a child, she………..dream of living in a castle.
(a) is used to (b) used to
(c) will (d) got used to
Ans : (b)

8. Don’t ………me you’ve lost your keys again.
(a) say (b) tell
(c) speak (d) inform
Ans : (b)

9. I gave him a punch on ……. nose.
(a) the (b) to
(c) a (d) an
Ans : (a)

10. …….people prefer tea to coffee.
(a) A great deal of (b) Plenty of
(c) Much (d) A lot of
Ans : (d)

11. The board at the ration shop announced. “We have ……rice. Wait till the next stock”
(a) run down (b) run away
(c) run over (d) run out of
Ans : (d)

12. The gallery has over 1000 paintings. These ……during the last 100 years.
(a) have collected (b) have been collected
(c) had been collected (d) had collected
Ans : (b)

13. If you had worked hard, you ……
(a) will pass (b) would pass
(c) would have passed (d) had been pass
Ans : (c)

14. In 2004, …… a doctor?
(a) you was (b) was you
(c) were you (d) did you be
Ans : (c)

15. Bread and butter ……..a wholesome food.
(a) is (b) are
(c) was (d) were
Ans : (a)

Directions (Q. Nos. 16-22) Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate option. Passage If you were ask 20 people the meaning of physical fitness, you would get 20 different answers. Fitness is all things to all people, a precious commodity which enables us to live our lives to the full yet is really cherished only when it begins to fade away. To an older person, it might be the feeling of youthful vigour, to an athlete the capacity to run a mile in four minutes, to a stenographer ability to type for eight hours at a stretch without developing aching shoulder muscles. To a coach it is something which comes with training, to a physician it is a functional state of the body defined in technical terms. It is all these things and more. It is strength, flexibility, agility, power, speed and muscular and cardiovascular endurance. It is the ability to enjoy our daily lives and to achieve our goals without undue fatigue or stress. It is having a reserve of physical stamina and strength for safety and the enjoyment of leisure activities. It is protection against degenerative diseases and feeling physically youthful even when we are growing old. Fitness is active, not passive. Yet recent decades have seen a quantum leap in the number of devices which help us to avoid effort and movement, the two key ingredients in physical fitness. We can no longer take fitness for granted, as could people of an earlier era, because the automatic movements which should maintain it walking, carrying, pushing, running, jumping, digging, lifting are gradually becoming unnecessary. We don’t have to get to our feet to change television programmes. It’s only human to take advantage of shortcuts. But even though many of us are beginning to recognize the need to combat the rising toll of degenerative diseases and the decrease in capacity for activities which require effort, all too often we still look for a button to push. We want to get fit without having to work at it and without making changes in our life styles. This is not possible. 16. The statement that ‘Fitness is all things to all people’ implies that
(a) everybody regards fitness to be the absolute good
(b) everybody includes everything under the concept of fitness
(c) everyone has his / her own definition of fitness
(d) there is an agreed comprehensive meaning of fitness
Ans : (c)

17. I. Recent development have vastly decreased the neef for physical effort and movement. II. Resorting to shortcuts is against human nature.
(a) Statement I is true
(b) Statement II is true
(c) Both Statement I and II are true
(d) Both Statements I and II are false
Ans : (a)

18. ‘Fitness is active, not passive means
(a) We can take fitness for granted
(b) We should avoid effort and movement
(c) We can resort to shortcuts
(d) We cannot be sedentary
Ans : (d)

19. ‘Take for granted’ means
(a) To value someone or something too lightly
(b) To appreciate the value of something
(c) Both (a) and (b) are correct
(d) Both (a) and (b) are incorrect
Ans : (a)

20. The word ‘vigour’ means
(a) weakness (b) lethargy
(c) vitality (d) frailty
Ans : (c)

21. According to the passage, what was has negatively affected our physical fitness?
(a) Walking, carrying, pushing, running, jumping, digging, lifting
(b) A quantum leap in the number of devices which help us to avoid effort and movement
(c) Both (a) and (b) are correct
(d) (a) and (b) are incorrect
Ans : (b)

22. ‘All too often we still look for a button to push’ means
(a) We love to do physical work
(b) We get on to our feet to change television programs
(c) We accept the need for fitness and make it a personal commitment
(d) We want to get fit without having to work at it and without making changes to our life styles
Ans : (d)

23. Which of the following is not a characteristic of a slow learner?
(a) Limited vocabulary
(b) Short attention span
(c) Abstract thinking
(d) Limited range of interests
Ans : (c)

24. Passengers must switch off their mobilephones. What does the underlined auxiliary ‘must’ suggest?
(a) Expectation (b) Compulsion
(c) Obligation (d) None of the above
Ans : (c)

25. The English Language Teaching Method that refrains from using the learners native language and just uses the target language is
(a) the audio-lingual method
(b) the grammar translation method
(c) communicative language teaching
(d) the direct method
Ans : (d)

26. Choose the correct indirect form of the sentence. The policeman said, “Please move this car.”
(a) The policeman commanded me to move the car.
(b) The policeman requested me to move the car.
(c) The policeman suggested that I move the car.
(d) The policeman advised me to move the car
Ans : (b)

27. Choose the correct passive construction of the sentence. ‘Someone sells tickets at the box office.’
(a) Tickets are sold at the box office.
(b) Tickets are being sold at the box office.
(c) Tickets were sold at the box office by somebody.
(d) At the box office, tickets were sold by somebody.
Ans : (a)

28. How can language be best acquired?
(a) Reading, writing, speaking, listening
(b) Listening, speaking, reading, writing
(c) Writing, reading, listening, speaking
(d) Speaking, listening, reading, writing
Ans : (b)

29. Choose the mis-spelt word.
(a) Peace (b) Piece
(c) Peirce (d) Piety
Ans : (c)

30. Manoj is one of the only students who ………passed the exam.
(a) have (b) has
(c) had (d) would have
Ans : (b)

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