Talathi Exam English Model Paper No. 8

Directions—(Q. 01–10) In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered.

These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words/ phrases are suggested one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

I used to look …(1)… to the holidays. I was usually …(2)… to my uncle’s house where I …(3)…his children. I did not get paid a salary for …(4)… What I received in return however, was far more…(5)… My uncle was an avid reader. During the time I spent with his family I had an …(6)… toread the vast amount of books and magazines that he possessed. This improved my English to some …(7)… Reading became my new …(8–9)… spending my pocket money on a ticket to the cinema I began to …(10)… books. This has benefited me greatly.

1. (A) forward

(B) towards

(C) backward

(D) up

(E) around

2. (A) went

(B) sent

(C) visited

(D) travelled

(E) gone

3. (A) cared

(B) occupy

(C) guarded

(D) taught

(E) played

4. (A) them

(B) whom

(C) this

(D) now

(E) which

5. (A) expensive

(B) deserving

(C) helping

(D) demanding

(E) valuable

6. (A) opportunity

(B) ability

(C) use

(D) encouragement

(E) achievement

7. (A) distance

(B) extent

(C) time

(D) limits

(E) degrees

8. (A) activity

(B) hope

(C) hobby

(D) duty

(E) worship

9. (A) despite

(B) though

(C) by

(D) instead of

(E) while

10. (A) sell

(B) read

(C) exchange

(D) invest

(E) buy


1. (A) 2. (B) 3. (D) 4. (C) 5. (E) 6. (A) 7. (B) 8. (C) 9. (D) 10. (E)

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