ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRACTICE QUESTIONS for SS 1
  • 1. Which one of the following word pairs has an incorrectly spelt second word?
A) show-showwed
B) bet-betted
C) open-opened
D) saw-sawed
  • 2. Which one of the following word pairs has an incorrectly spelt second word?
A) begin-beginer
B) deep-deeper
C) metal-metallic
D) start-starter
  • 3. Which one of the following word pairs has an incorrectly spelt second word?
A) pump-pumped
B) bow-bowwed
C) die-died
D) enrol-enrolled
  • 4. Identify the part of speech capitalized. I bought a BEAUTIFUL dress at the mall.
A) noun
B) preposition
C) noun
D) conjunction
E) adjective
  • 5. Which part of speech does the capitalized word belong to in the sentence?  I left my shoes UNDER the kitchen table.
A) pronoun
B) adjective
C) interjection
D) preposition
E) personification
  • 6. Which part of speech is capitalized? Andy knocked on the door BUT nobody answered.
A) adverb
B) noun
C) preposition
D) conjunction
E) adjective
  • 7. Your room is so untidy! Please ___________ the clothes and put them in the washing machine.
A) Stand up
B) Get on
C) Turn off
D) Pick up
  • 8. ___________ the TV. My favourite programme will start in a minute.
A) Look for
B) Switch on
C) Take off
D) Look for
  • 9. I didn't know the answer so I ___________ on the internet.
A) Blew it up
B) Looked it up
C) Dressed it up
D) Cut it out
  • 10. I ___________ really well with my work colleagues. We often meet up for drinks or a meal.
A) Break up
B) Find out
C) Fight back
D) Get on
  • 11. How many Monophthongs are there?
A) 8
B) 7
C) 12
D) 1
E) 9
  • 12. Which one of these words has the [eə] sound?
A) Bag
B) Bear
C) Break
D) Bake
  • 13. The Number of diphtongs in English Sound is
A) 8
B) 12
C) 44
D) 20
  • 14. Diphthong is a
A) Vowel glides or mixed vowel sounds
B) none of the above
C) Pure vowel sound
D) Pure consonant sound
  • 15. Identify the meaning of the idiom “Miss the boat”.
A) Not know the difference between right and wrong.
B) Long for something that you don’t have.
C) Miss out on an opportunity.
D) Let too much time go by to complete a task.
  • 16. Identify the meaning of the idiom “Seeing eye to eye.”
A) Paying close attention to something someone is saying
B) Agreeing with somebody
C) Treating someone with respect
D) Identifying a minor mistake
  • 17. Identify the meaning of the idiom “spill the beans.”
A) To be very talkative
B) To be untidy
C) To leave a place quickly
D) To reveal something that is supposed to be kept a secret
  • 18. Choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the idioms and phrases: Ram sold their house because it was a real white elephant.
A) A rare find
B) A useless one
C) Very expensive and useless
D) A very big one
  • 19. Choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the idioms and phrases: They were having a whale of time dancing and singing.
A) To enjoy with loved ones
B) To enjoy leisure time
C) To enjoy yourself very much
D) To enjoy life
  • 20. The sun kissed my cold face.
A) Simile
B) Personification
C) Metaphor
D) Idiom
E) Onomatopoeia
  • 21. Lion is the king of the jungle.
A) Metaphor
B) Onomatopoeia
C) Personification
D) Simile
E) Idiom
  • 22. What kind of figure of speech is an opposite of what you mean?
A) Personification
B) Irony
C) Hyperbole
D) Euphemism
E) Metaphor
  • 23. Have you got _________ smartphone?
A) None
B) a
C) an
D) the
  • 24. Is there ________ statue of ________ famous person in your city? Who is _________ famous person?
A)  an / an / the
B)  a / the / the
C) a / a / a
D) a / a / the
  • 25. The teacher told ________ story about ________ phone call.
A) the/the
B) the/a
C) a / the
  • 26. Choose the incorrect sentence.
A) have invited us for lunch on Sunday.
B) I like playing the chess.
C) The earth revolves around the sun
  • 27. Which is _________ largest desert in the world?
A) the
B) an
C) None
D) a
  • 28.  

    In several countries it is ___ legal to keep a gun in your house.
A) Un
B) No
C) Il
D) In
  • 29. There was some _________agreement over the topic.
A) Anti
B) Mis
C) Dis
D) Un
  • 30. We were _____satisfied with the service at the restaurant.
A) Dis
B) Under
C) Mis
D) Un
  • 31. She has got a little aware______ of the dangers she will face.
A) Ity
B) Ment
C) Ing
D) Ness
  • 32. Identify the correct stressed syllable
A) pho-to-GRAPH-er
B)  pho-TO-graph-er
C) PHO-to-graph-er
D) pho-to-graph-ER
  • 33. Identify the correct stressed syllable
A) COM-pu-ter
B) com-PU-ter  
C) com-pu-TER
  • 34. Which is not an Example of adverbial phrases of time are- 
A)   After a while 
B) Never in my life 
C) In the morning
  • 35. A prepositional phrase can act as which parts of speech in a sentence?
A) verb and adverb
B) noun and adjective
C) adjective and adverb
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