FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17, UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2001
ENGLISH (PRECIS & COMPOSITION)
Correct the following sentences
His wisdom consisted of his handling the dangerous situation successfully.
Many a girls were appearing in the examination.
The vehicles run fastly on the Motorway. Smoking is injurious for health.
He availed of this situation very intelligently. The black vermin is an odious creature.
What to speak of meat, even vegetables were not available there.
No sooner we left our home when it started raining.
Little money I had I spent on the way. The criminal was sent at the jail.
- His wisdom consisted of handling the dangerous situation successfully.
- Many girls were appearing in the examination.
- The vehicles run fast on the Motorway.
- Smoking is injurious to health.
- He availed himself of this situation very intelligently.
(1) The black vermin are odious creature.
(g). Not to speak of meat, even vegetables were not available there.
- No sooner did we leave our home than it started raining.
- The little money I had spent on the way.
- The criminal was sent to the jail.
❑ Use the following idioms in sentences to make their meaning clear:
|1.||The teaming meanings||2.||To kick the bucket|
|3.||To push to the walls||4.||To read between the lines|
|5.||To be at daggers drawn||6.||To throw down the gauntlet|
|7.||To be a Greek / it’s all Greek to me||8.||To stand on ceremony|
|9.||From the horse’s mouth||10.||Have a (heavy) cross to bear|
- The teaming meanings
Meaning: some articles that match your query
Use in sentence: During the lecture; the professor gave the teeming meanings on the topic.
- To kick the bucket
Use in sentence: His father kicked the bucket yesterday.
- To push to the walls
Meaning: to place in a desperate or extreme position
Use in sentence: If you push Asad to the wall, he will surely retaliate.
- To read between the lines
Meaning: find the real message in what you’re reading or hearing
Use in sentence: Reading between the lines, I’d say he is not happy with the situation.
- To be at daggers drawn
Meaning: very angry and close to violence
Use in sentence: Usman and Zeeshan are still at daggers drawn over the rent.
- To throw down the gauntlet Meaning: declare or issue a challenge
Use in sentence: The senator threw down the gauntlet on the tax issue.
- To be a Greek / it’s all Greek to me Meaning: it is beyond my comprehension
Use in sentence: This new computer programme is all Greek to me.
- To stand on ceremony
Meaning: to behave in a formal or ceremonious manner
Use in sentence: I was quite nervous and couldn’t relax until he told me that it was not necessary to stand on ceremony.
- From the horse’s mouth
Meaning: to hear it directly from the person concerned or responsible
Use in sentence: “I got a tip yesterday, and if it wasn’t straight from the horse’s mouth it was jolly well the next thing to it.”
- Have a (heavy) cross to bear
Meaning: to have a difficult problem that makes you worried or unhappy but that you have to deal with
Use in sentence: We all have crosses to bear.
❑ Use five of the following pairs of words in sentences:
(i) Brooch, Broach (ii) Collusion, Collision
(iii) Fain, Feign (iv) Hoard, Horde
(v) Illusion, Delusion (vi) Persecute, Prosecute
(vii) Prescribe, Proscribe (viii) Respectfully, Respectively
(ix) Complacent, Complaisant (x) Corporal, Corporeal
Meaning: an ornament
Use in sentence: The brooch looks beautiful in her Sari.
Meaning: to open or start
Use in sentence: Who will broach this topic in the annual meeting?
Meaning: a secret understanding for a fraudulent purpose Use in sentence: The thieves acted in Collusion with police.
Meaning: a violent encounter
Use in sentence: A collision occurred between two railway trains.
Meaning: gladly, willing to
Use in sentence: Fain would I climb but I fear to fall.
Meaning: to pretend
Use in sentence: She feigned repentance.
Meaning: to store or accumulate
Use in sentence: What is the use of hoarding wealth you cannot use?
Meaning: a gang
Use in sentence: The hordes of Tartars swept the plains.
Meaning: seeing of something that is different from reality Use in sentence: As we grow older we shed our illusions.
Meaning: a false impression or belief
Use in sentence: He had a delusion that some was pursuing him.
Meaning: to oppress or trouble
Use in sentence: Many Roman Catholics were persecuted by protestants in Germany.
Meaning: to bring before a court
Use in sentence: The accused was prosecuted for violating the law.
Meaning: to suggest as a remedy
Use in sentence: Will you please prescribe some medicine for me?
Meaning: to condemn or ban
Use in sentence: The Government has proscribed all the objectionable books.
Meaning: in a respectful manner
Use in sentence: He behaved respectfully towards his parents.
Meaning: refers to persons or things in the order mentioned
Use in sentence: The names of the boys are, respectively, Afzal, Ali and Ansar.
Use in sentence: She has a complacent look.
Meaning: obliging, polite
Use in sentence: Hina’s complaisance is beyond praise.
Meaning: bodily punishment
Use in sentence: Corporal punishment should be discouraged.
Use in sentence: Man is a. corporeal being but an angle is not.