Remedial English Test Series 30

Remedial English Test Series 30

 Identify  the ONE mistake in each line and make corrections    (1 mark for each correct answer. Total score   ___ )

 

01 It was a cold winter afternoon in 1920. A large number of people were wait outside an exhibition hall in the city of
02 New York to purchase tickets. Inside the hall, the manager seem  to be highly pleased. A large number of people had
03  arrived, many more than his expectations. A new kind of exhibition is being presented on that day. The curtain went
04  up. The stage was set up like a reception room in a house. A young man who sat besides a piano rose and bowed
05 ceremoniously. He introduced a majestic middle-age  woman to the audience. It was Anne Sullivan Macy. Anne made
06 a brief speech. Everyone listened attentive  to her sweet-sounding words. Later another woman, beautifully dressed
07 and pleasant-looking, walked on to stage. Anne clasp her hand. She just looked at the audience and stood revealed.
08 Later, that woman – Helen Keller – spoke. She struggled hard to let out each word. The audience too struggle  to
09 grasp what she said. Still they, kept their ear  strained and sharp. A long applause resounded in the hall when Helen
10 stopped speak . These two were among the most famous people in America those days. Anne Sullivan was a bold
11 educationist and civil right  spokesperson. Helen Adams Keller was her deaf and blind disciple. Despite being
12 handicapped, she had made a name for her  as a writer, women’s liberation activist and a social worker. The
13 audience was immensely touched by Helen’s speech. Her words could be sum  up this way: “My teacher told you
14 how her one word touched the darkness of my mind and how I wake up to the bliss of life. I was dumb; now I can
15 speak. I am obliged to the hands and hearts of others of this achievement. Through their love I came to see my mind;
16 I could see God, I could find happiness. In fact, we all live for helping others and for being help. By remaining united
17 we can do a lot of thing. Only love can break down the walls that stand between us and our happiness. The greatest
18 Command  is to love one another. I would like to thank God at the top of my voice for all the love, happiness and
19 hope that would be coming to me.” Why did Helen Keller give such a message? Both Helen and her teacher need
20 money to live. They got ready for this show in the hope of being paid. The audiense had come to get a glance of this
21 ‘living miracle’ much more than hear  a lecture. Most of them were curious as if they were viewing a rare creation.
22 But Helen Keller’s glory lies in the fact that she suffer  all such humiliations and fought bravely for the rights of the
23 physically handicap  people. She declared that the physically handicapped people had the right to live like the
24 normal people. Helen demand humanitarian consideration and equality for them. Even today, the life of Helen who
25 successfully conquered obstacles in life is indeed a source of inspiration and zeal for million of people.

 

KEY TO Remedial English Test Series 30   Note the correct answers below

01 It was a cold winter afternoon in 1920. A large number of people were waiting outside an exhibition hall in the city of
02 New York to purchase tickets. Inside the hall, the manager seemed to be highly pleased. A large number of people had
03  arrived, many more than his expectations. A new kind of exhibition was being presented on that day. The curtain went
04  up. The stage was set up like a reception room in a house. A young man who sat beside a piano rose and bowed
05 ceremoniously. He introduced a majestic middle-aged woman to the audience. It was Anne Sullivan Macy. Anne made
06 a brief speech. Everyone listened attentively to her sweet-sounding words. Later another woman, beautifully dressed
07 and pleasant-looking, walked on to stage. Anne clasped her hand. She just looked at the audience and stood revealed.
08 Later, that woman – Helen Keller – spoke. She struggled hard to let out each word. The audience too struggled to
09 grasp what she said. Still they, kept their ears strained and sharp. A long applause resounded in the hall when Helen
10 stopped speaking. These two were among the most famous people in America those days. Anne Sullivan was a bold
11 educationist and civil rights spokesperson. Helen Adams Keller was her deaf and blind disciple. Despite being
12 handicapped, she had made a name for herself as a writer, women’s liberation activist and a social worker. The
13 audience was immensely touched by Helen’s speech. Her words could be summed up this way: “My teacher told you
14 how her one word touched the darkness of my mind and how I woke up to the bliss of life. I was dumb; now I can
15 speak. I am obliged to the hands and hearts of others for this achievement. Through their love I came to see my mind;
16 I could see God, I could find happiness. In fact, we all live for helping others and for being helped. By remaining united
17 we can do a lot of things. Only love can break down the walls that stand between us and our happiness. The greatest
18 commandment is to love one another. I would like to thank God at the top of my voice for all the love, happiness and
19 hope that would be coming to me.” Why did Helen Keller give such a message? Both Helen and her teacher needed
20 money to live. They got ready for this show in the hope of being paid. The audience had come to get a glance of this
21 ‘living miracle’ much more than hearing a lecture. Most of them were curious as if they were viewing a rare creation.
22 But Helen Keller’s glory lies in the fact that she suffered all such humiliations and fought bravely for the rights of the
23 physically handicapped people. She declared that the physically handicapped people had the right to live like the
24 normal people. Helen demanded humanitarian consideration and equality for them. Even today, the life of Helen who
25 successfully conquered obstacles in life is indeed a source of inspiration and zeal for millions of people.