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Sunday, February 28, 2016

ICSE Previous Years Solved Question Papers for English Subject

Are you looking for ICSE Solved Previous Years Question Papers? You can here download 2011, 2010 and 2009 Solved Exam Papers. The Grammar Questions are solved and presented here. Check out the question papers contents below. Also the latest question paper 2015 for English Paper-I is attached here. Download them and use for your X class board exam in 2016 and afterwards.

ICSE Question Paper 2015:







ICSE Solved Question Paper 2011


(a) Fill in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of the word given in the brackets. Do not copy the passage, but write in correct serial order the word or phrase appropriate to the blank space:

Example:(0) We were not-------(allow) to talk during the lecture.

Answer: allowed

The children(1)-------(sit) in a neat circle(2)------(begin)(3)-------(copy) their multiplication tables. Most(4)-------(scratch) in the dirt with sticks they had(5)-------(bring) for that purpose. The more fortunate(6)-------(has) slate boards that they(7)------(write) on with sticks(8)------(dip) in a mixture of mud and water.

Answers: 1. sat; 2. began; 3. copying; 4. scratched; 5. brought; 6. had; 7. wrote; 8. dipping

(b) Fill in the blanks with more appropriate words:

(i) He congratulate me ------ my great achievement.

(ii) The poor man afflicted---------arthritis.

(iii) She is blind-------the faults of her husband.

(iv) The boss had many complaints-------Shyam.

(v) You must prepare well------ the examinations.

(vi) She is not aware-------the danger.

(vii) Ravi was accurate--------his calculations.

(viii) They hid the money-------the carpet.

Answers: (i) on; (ii) with; (iii) to; (iv) against; (v) for; (vi) of; (vii) with; (viii) under

(c) Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so.

(i) The minister was wise. The king did not trust him.

Answers: Though the minister was wise, the king did not trust him.

(ii) We reached the port. The storm came on.

Answers: When we reached the port, the storm came on.

(iii) One should not borrow money. One should not lend money.

Answers: One should neither borrow or lend money.

(iv) She will win the prize. She deserves it.

Answers: She will win the prize as she deserves it.

(d) Rewrite the following sentences according to instructions given after each. Make other changes that may be necessary, but do not change the meaning of each sentence.

(i) This horse is better trained than yours. (Begin:Your........)

Answers: Your horse is not well trained as this.

(ii) The children will sit out in the garden, if the weather is cool.
(Begin: The children won't................)

Answer The children won't sit out in the garden, if the weather is hot.

(iii) The thief ran so fast that the police could not catch him. (Rewrite using:too.)

Answer: The thief ran too fast to be caught by the police.

(iv) Her attitude often annoys me. (Rewrite using:annoyance)

Answer: Her attitude is often the cause of my annoyance.

(v) The child disappeared as soon as the bus stopped. (Begin:Hardly......)

Answer: Hardly had the bus stopped when the child disappeared.

(vi) There is no success without effort. (Begin:Whenever........)

Answer: Whenever there is effort, there is success.

(vii) "Please teach me to cycle"she asked her brother.(Rewrite in indirect form.........)

Ans: She requested her brother to teach her to cycle.

(viii) The peasants regarded him as a thief and called him a villain.(End:.........the peasants)

Answer: He was regarded as the thief and called a villain by the peasants.

ICSE Solved Question Paper 2010


(a) In the following passage, fill in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of word given in brackets. Do not copy the passage, but write correct serial order the word or phrase appropriate to blank space.

Example:(0):g(a) In the following passage, fill in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of word given in brackets. Do not copy the passage, but write correct serial order the word or phrase appropriate to blank space.iven

But just when I had almost(0)-------(give) up hope, I was(1)-----(strike) with a brilliant idea; my birthday was due fairly soon, and if I(2)-----(deal) with the family skilfully, I (4)-------(suggest) to the family that, instead of (5)------(let) them choose my presents, I(6)------(may) tell them the things that I(7)-----(want) most. In this way they could be sure of not(8)disappoint me.

Ans: 1.struck; 2. dealt; 3. felt; 4. suggested; 5. letting; 6. might; 7. wanted; 8. disappointing

(b) Fill up the blanks with appropriate words:

(i) I refrained -------- telling Reeta the truth.

Answer: from

(ii) The leader counted -------- the co-operation of his colleagues.

Answer on

(iii) The public was cautioned ------- pickpockets.

Ans: against

(iv) Janaki escorted her daughter to the cinema theater as she was anxious ------ her safety.

Answer: for

(v) Their path was best ------- difficulties yet they succeed.

Answer with

(vi) The mouse crept stealthily -------- the cheese.

Answer: towards

(vii) It was good -------- you to invite Sheila for the picnic.

Answer: of

(viii) Smoking ------- public places is now banned.

Answer: in

(c) Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so;

(i) You will surely be late. Hurry up!

Answer: Unless you hurry up, you will surely be late.

(ii) The trekker got lost due to the heavy fog. They misplaced their map as well.

Answer: Besides getting lost due to the heavy fog, the trekkers had also misplaced their map.

(iii) She has to apologize. He will not meet her again if she does not do so.

Answer: He will not meet again unless she apologize her.

(iv) I ware this expensive outfit very sparingly, I bought last month.

Ans: The expensive outfit that I bought last month is worn very sparingly by me.

(d) Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given after each. Make other changes that may be necessary, but do not change the meaning of each sentence.

(i) Unless Rita take care of her health, she will not be able to look after her family. (Begin:Rita must.....)

Ans: Rita must take care of her health or she will not be able to look after her family.

(ii) His arrogance was the cause of his losing the election. (Rewrite the sentence using "arrogant")

Ans: He lost the election because he was arrogant.

(iii) If you are not a member you can not borrow books.(Begin:Only......)

Ans: Only if you are a member you can borrow books.

(iv)It is pity our vacation is not longer.(Begin: i wish.......)

I wish our vacations were longer.

(v) Raju did not complete exercise on time.(Rewrite the sentence adding a question tag.)

Ans: Raju did not complete exercise on time, did he?

(vi) Rohan was so terrified of being left alone in the house that he started screaming.(Begin:So.....)

Ans: So terrified was Rohan of being left alone in the house that he started screaming.

(vii) The teacher asked, "How many of you think the answer is correct?"

Ans: The teacher asked how many of them thought the answer was correct.

(viii) Sunil is the fastest runner in the school.(End........as Sunil)

Ans: No other runner in the school is so fast as Sunil.

ICSE Solved Question Paper 2009


(a) (a) In the following passage, fill in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of word given in brackets. Do not copy the passage, but write correct serial order the word or phrase appropriate to blank space.

Example: (0)spoke

As she(0)------- (speak) (1)--------(rise) and (2)-----(go) to the center blackboard, I(3)--------- (find) the chalk(4)--------(write) in block letters the tittle of the book. Then I (5)-----(put) the chalk down and went to(6)----- (sit), beside her, to (7)------(hold) her hand. The day had barely(8)-------(begin).

Ans: 1. rose; 2. went; 3. found; 4. wrote; 5. put; 6. sit; 7. hold; 8. begun

(b) Fill in the blanks with appropriate words:

(i) I prevailed -------- him to join gymnasium.

Ans: upon

(ii) The curious child eagerly begged ------ an answer to the riddle.

Ans: for

(iii) He was bent -------- coming first in the examination.

Ans: on

(iv) The theory exam was followed ------- a group discussion.

Ans: by

(v) I ran ----- my teacher at the show last night.

Ans: into

(vi) She is extremely anxious ------- an interview next week.

Ans. about

(vii) What a contrast ------ the two siblings!

Ans: between

(viii) The brothers fought ------ their fathers property.

Ans; over

(c) Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so.

(i) swarna asked me a question. I was unable to answer.

Ans: I was unable to answer the question that Swarna asked me.

(ii) You helped Tania. She will always will be grateful.

Ans: Tania will always will be grateful for your help.

(iii) I heard you won a prize. I am extremely delighted.

Ans: I am extremely delighted to hear that you won a prize.

(iv) There was heavy traffic. We reached the stadium on time.

Ans: Though there was heavy traffic, we reached the stadium on time.

(d) Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given after each. Make other changes that may be necessary, but do not change the meaning of each sentence.

(i) Study hard now or you will regret it.(Begin: Unless.....)

Ans: Unless you study hard, you regret it.

(ii) The boy asked, 'Why are you lying on the road in this manner?'.(Begin: The boy asked why he.......)

Ans: The boy asked why he was lying on the road that manner.

(iii) Megha is too tall to crawl under the table.(Begin: Megha is so.......)

Ans: Megha is so tall that she cannot crawl under the table.

(iv) He arrived in school on time even though he stopped for a bite on the way.(Use 'in spite of' instead of even though)

Ans: In spite of stopping for a bite on the way, he arrived in school on time.

(v) She open the kitchen door and Cockroach ran out. (End with 'Cockroach')

Ans: She open the kitchen door and out ran a Cockroach.

(vi) Arjun was better speaker than his brother.(Begin: His brother......)

Ans: His brother was not as good speaker as Arjun.

(vii) Asha missed examination because of her illness.(Begin: Her illness.....)

Ans: Her illness caused Asha to miss her examination.

(viii) As soon as the curtain came down the applause rang out.(Begin: No sooner......)


Ans: No sooner did the curtain come down, the applause rang out.

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