Remedial English Test Series 15

Remedial English Test Series 15

 Underline  and correct  15 mistaken words in the paragraphs below.  No words  are to be inserted or deleted.

“Long year  ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time come when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantial. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleep, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rare in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age end, and when the soul of a nation, long suppress, finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her peoples and to the still larger cause of humanity. 

At the dawn of history India started on her unend quest, and trackless centuries are filled with her striving and the grandeur of her success and her failure. Through good and ill fortune alike she has never lost sight of that quest or forgotten the ideals which gave her strengths. We end today a period of ill fortune and India discovers herself again. The achievement we celebrates today is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the greater triumphs and achievement  that await us. Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenge of the future?

Freedom and power bring responsibility. The responsibility rest upon this Assembly, a sovereign body representing the sovereign people of India. Before the birth of freedom we have endured all the pains of labour and our hearts are heavy with the memory of this sorrow. Some of those pains continue even now. Nevertheless, the past is over and it is the future that beckon  to us now. 

  (Extract from Independence Day Speech by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru) 

Score: 2 marks for each correct entry: Total 15 x2=30 points

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Note the  Correct words in the paragraphs below.

  
“Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity. 

At the dawn of history India started on her unending quest, and trackless centuries are filled with her striving and the grandeur of her success and her failures. Through good and ill fortune alike she has never lost sight of that quest or forgotten the ideals which gave her strength. We end today a period of ill fortune and India discovers herself again. The achievement we celebrate today is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the greater triumphs and achievements that await us. Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenge of the future?

Freedom and power bring responsibility. The responsibility rests upon this Assembly, a sovereign body representing the sovereign people of India. Before the birth of freedom we have endured all the pains of labour and our hearts are heavy with the memory of this sorrow. Some of those pains continue even now. Nevertheless, the past is over and it is the future that beckons to us now.
       (Extract from Independence Day Speech by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru)