IBPS CWE TEST OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Choose the word or set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

Nonviolent demonstrations often create such tensions that a community that has constantly refused to ---- its injustices is forced to correct them: the injustices can no longer be------


An institution concerned about its reputation is at the mercy of the actions of its members, because the misdeeds of individuals are often used to -------- the institutions of which they are a part.


We accepted the theory that as people become more independent of one another, they begin to feel so isolated and lonely that freedom becomes ----condition that most will seek to ----.


If animal parents were judged by human standards, the cuckoo would be one of nature's more _____ creatures, blithely laying its eggs in the nests of other birds, and leaving the incubating and nurturing to them.


Since many casual smokers develop lung cancer and many _____ smokers do not, scientists believe that individuals differ in their _____ the cancer-causing agents known to be present in cigarette smoke.


Identify the suggested answer from a choice of four sentences that is most correct in terms of English usage. The solution may be a question of grammar, punctuation spelling or style.

Indicate your answer by writing the corresponding letter of the alphabet for the suggested answer of your choice in the answer box.

A. They were talking so aloud that I had trouble concentrating on my work.

B. They were talking so quietly that I had trouble concentrating on my work.

C. They were talking so loud that I had trouble concentrating on my work.

D. They were talking so loudly that I had trouble concentrating on my work.


A. We were late because we stopped to visit the town we left two years ago.

B. We were late because of we stopped to visit the school we left six years ago.

C. We were late because we stopped to visit the city we left six years before.

D. We were late because of our stop to visit the church in which we were married three years before.


A. The newspaper agreed to report that next Wednesday the couple had been married for 20 years.

B. The newspaper agreed to report that next Wednesday the couple will have been married for 20 years.

C. The newspaper agreed to report that next Wednesday the couple will be married for 20 years.

D. The newspaper agreed to report that next Wednesday the couple have been married for 20 years.


A. The whole of all Venice was very almost under water.

B. All Venice was nearly practically under water.

C. The whole of Venice was pretty well almost under water.

D. All Venice was very nearly under water.


A. When or else fails this medicine is still effective.

B. When all else fails this medicine is still efficient.

C. When all other remedies fail this medicine is still efficient.

D. When all else fails this medicine is still effective.


Each question comprises four sentences, A to D, but the order in which they were originally written has been lost and the sentences are now in the wrong order. Your task is to put the sentences into the correct order or original order.

A. The walking season never ends; indeed each month brings its own character and invites you to repeat a walk at different times of the year.

B. It is ideal for families, who do not need to join a club in order to do it.

C. Walking and close contact with the real, living world are essential parts of growing up, especially in the

television age.

D. Walking is a natural activity that requires little in the way of money and gives enjoyment without a competitive

element.


Put the sentences into the correct order

A. When the wax is removed, only the areas that were not waxed are coloured.

B. The cloth is then dyed and dried.

C. Instead of painting or printing a colour directly on a cloth, as in most patterned fabrics, the worker covers parts of the fabric with wax.

D. The process used for batik is called resist dyeing.


Put the sentences into the correct order.

A. Friction comes from the Latin word meaning ‘rub’.

B. Friction always occurs when two articles are moved so as to rub or chafe against one another.

C. This resistance, or force which opposes motion, is called friction.

D. When a heavy wooden box is pushed along the floor, resistance is set up between the box and the floor.


Put the sentences into the correct order.

A. Nowadays, many people camp without ‘roughing it’, using caravans, campers or tents with all the modern comforts of home: a cooker, shower, toilet and even a television.

B. Tents have been used by people for thousands of years.

C. Explorers and mountain climbers have camped in some of the most remote and unfriendly places on earth.

D. They are still the chief homes for some, such as the wandering Bedouin of North Africa and Arabia.


Put the sentences into the correct order.

A. Some people are born with greater possibilities or ‘potential intelligence’ than others.

B. Intelligence is improved by learning.

C. It is no longer thought that intelligence is a general quality,underlying all behaviour and inherited wholly from our parents.

D. However, this potential may not develop unless it is encouraged and stimulated by influences surrounding the child

from birth.


Find the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.

accommodate


Find the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.

NARCISSISTIC


Find the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word

PARTISAN


Find the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

BIBLIOPHILE


Find the word in the list that is the opposite of the given word.

PHLEGMATIC


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