Remedial English Test Series 35

    Remedial English Test Series 35

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

From Orwell’s Animal Farm
01 Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had lock  the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to
02 shut the pop-holes. With the ring of light from his lantern dancing from side to side, he lurched acros   the
03 yard, kicked of  his boots at the back door, drew himself a last glass of beer from the barrel in the scullery,
04 and made his way up to bed, where Mrs. Jones was already snore.  As soon as the light in the bedroom
05 went out there was a stirring and a flutter all through the farm buildings. Word had gone round during the
06 day that old Major, the prize Middle White boar, has had a strange dream on the previous night and wished to
07 communicate it to the other animals. It had been agreed that they shalll all meet in the big barn as soon as
08 Mr. Jones was safe out of the way. Old Major (so he was always called, though the name under which he
09 had been exhibited was Willingdon Beauty) was so highly regard  on the farm that everyone was quite
10 ready to lose an hours sleep in order to hear what he had to say.  “Comrades, you have heard already about
11 the strange dream that I had last night. But I will come to the dream later. I have somethings else to say first. I
12 do not think, comrades, that I shall be with you for many months long, and before I die, I feel it my duty to
13 pass on to you such wisdom as I have acquire. I have had a long life, I have had much time for thought as I
14 lay alone in my stall, and I think I may says that I understand the nature of life on this earth as well as any
15 animal now living. It is about this that I wished  to speak to you. “Now, comrades, what is the nature of this life
16 of ours? Let us face it: our lives are misery, laborious, and short. We are born, we are given just so much
17 food as will keep the breath in our bodies, and those of us who are capable of it are force to work to the last
18 atom of our strength; and the very instant that our useful has come to an end we are slaughtered with
19 hideous cruelty. No animal in England knows the meaning of happy or leisure after he is a year old. No
20 animal in England is free. The life of an animal is misery and slave : that is the plain truth.

KEY TO Remedial English Test Series 35   Note the correct answers below

From Orwell’s Animal Farm
01 Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to
02 shut the pop-holes. With the ring of light from his lantern dancing from side to side, he lurched across the
03 yard, kicked off his boots at the back door, drew himself a last glass of beer from the barrel in the scullery,
04 and made his way up to bed, where Mrs. Jones was already snoring. As soon as the light in the bedroom
05 went out there was a stirring and a fluttering all through the farm buildings. Word had gone round during the
06 day that old Major, the prize Middle White boar, had had a strange dream on the previous night and wished to
07 communicate it to the other animals. It had been agreed that they should all meet in the big barn as soon as
08 Mr. Jones was safely out of the way. Old Major (so he was always called, though the name under which he
09 had been exhibited was Willingdon Beauty) was so highly regarded on the farm that everyone was quite
10 ready to lose an hour’s sleep in order to hear what he had to say.  “Comrades, you have heard already about
11 the strange dream that I had last night. But I will come to the dream later. I have something else to say first. I
12 do not think, comrades, that I shall be with you for many months longer, and before I die, I feel it my duty to
13 pass on to you such wisdom as I have acquired. I have had a long life, I have had much time for thought as I
14 lay alone in my stall, and I think I may say that I understand the nature of life on this earth as well as any
15 animal now living. It is about this that I wish to speak to you. “Now, comrades, what is the nature of this life
16 of ours? Let us face it: our lives are miserable, laborious, and short. We are born, we are given just so much
17 food as will keep the breath in our bodies, and those of us who are capable of it are forced to work to the last
18 atom of our strength; and the very instant that our usefulness has come to an end we are slaughtered with
19 hideous cruelty. No animal in England knows the meaning of happiness or leisure after he is a year old. No
20 animal in England is free. The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth.