FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17, UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2017
ENGLISH (PRÉCIS & COMPOSITION)
❑ Choose the ANALOGY of words written in capital letters. Attempt any FIVE.
- LION : ROAR (a) Snake : Slither (b) Goat : Bleat (c) Lizard : Crawl (d) Elephant : Tusk
- SHADOW : LIGHT (a) Flood : Rain (b) Image : Obiect (c) Reaction : Action (d) House : Bricks
- CLOT : BLOOD
(a) Ink : Water (b) Curdle : Milk
(c) Vaporize : Camphor (d) Brew : Coffee
- FEARFUL : COWER (a) Humble : Boast (b) Weak : Exercise (c) Arrogant : Strut (d) Wise : Dispute
- EXPEDITE : HASTEN
(a) Conscript : Write down (b) Diver : Make harder
(c) Facilitate : Make easiest (d) Satirize : Praise
- WOOD : FURNITURE (a) Father : Child (b) Tree : Seedling (c) Soil : Clay (d) Stone : Sculpture
- SURGEON : DEXTEROUS (a) Clown : Fat (b) Actress : Beautiful (c) Athlete : Tall (d) Acrobat : Agile
- LECHER : LUST (a) Pith : Herb (b) Glutton : Greed (c) Business : Profit (d) Showbiz : Fame
U Re-write the following sentences (Only FIVE) after filling in the blanks appropriately.
|1.||I cannot buy this car this price.|
|(a) for (b) in (c) at||(d) on|
|2.||Send these books my home address.|
|(a) on (b) at (c) in||(d) to|
|3.||Monkeys live trees.|
|(a) in (b) at (c) upon||(d) on|
|4.||I said it his face.|
|(a) at (b) on (c) to||(d) upon|
|5.||The manager the receipt of my letter promptly.|
|(a) accepted (b) realized (c) recognized||(d) acknowledged|
|6.||Most foreign||students don’t like American coffee, and|
|(a) I don’t too||(b) either don’t (c) neither don’t I||(d) neither do I|
|7.||We take||care of our parents when they are old.|
|(a) could||(b) would (c) might||(d) ought to|
|8.||Yousaf||in the garden the whole of yesterday.|
|(a) has dug||(b) was digging (c) dug||(d) had dug|
- Correct the following sentences
- In the accident one of my arms was broken and my legs bruised.
- The people who had been raising slogans against the government for many hours they wanted increase in their salaries.
- You have been working very hard for the last two years. Isn’t it?
- John could hardly do not better than to have taught a bass of such dimensions.
- I who have no chance to meet him would rather go with you instead of sitting at home.
- He not only comes there for swimming but also for coaching new swimmers.
- When he visited the fair last time, he bought no less than twenty school bags.
- Ten cattles were grazing in the field.
- In the accident one of my arms was broken and legs bruised.
- The people who had been raising slogans against the government for many hours wanted increase in their salaries.
- You have been working very hard for the last two years. Haven’t you?
- John could hardly do better than having taught a bass of such dimensions.
- I, having no chance to meet him, would rather go with you instead of sitting at home.
- He comes there not only for swimming but also for coaching new swimmers.
- When he visited the fair last time, he bought no fewer than twenty school bags.
- Ten cattle were grazing in the field.
- Use the following idioms in sentences to make their meaning clear:
- Plough back 2. Eager beaver
- Ring a bell Be left holding the baby
- Cap in hand
- Plough back — (1:1L41))
Meaning: to put profits made by a business back into it
Use in sentence: All the money we raise is ploughed back into our work.
- Eager beaver — (.5.“1
Meaning: a hardworking and eager person
Use in sentence: New volunteers are always eager beavers.
- Ring a bell
Meaning: to arouse a response
Use in sentence: I’ve never met Asad, but his name rings a bell.
- Be left holding the baby
Meaning: be left with an unwelcome responsibility
Use in sentence: Yes, we are interested in helping, but we don’t want to be left holding the baby.
- Cap in hand –
Meaning: in a respectful, humble manner
Use in sentence: We have to go cap in hand begging for funds.
U Use five of the following pairs of words in sentences:
(i) Wrath, Wroth (ii) Veracity, Voracity
(iii) Subtler, Sutler (iv) Retenue, Retinue
(v) Minute, Minuet (vi) Furor, Furore
(vii) Dinghy, Dingy (viii) Bony, Bonny
Meaning: extreme anger
Use in sentence: He hid his pipe for fear of incurring his father’s wrath.
Use in sentence: It was plain to see that Ali was now extremely wroth.
Meaning: the quality of being true
Use in sentence: Officials expressed doubts concerning the veracity of the story.
Meaning: avarice, rapacity
Use in sentence: There is a higher thirst and voracity for a variety of pertinent content.
Use in sentence: Craham Taylor’s approach at Watford was far subtler than the critics portrayed.
Meaning: a supplier of victuals or supplies to an army
Use in sentence: Essentially a sutler was a camp follower who sold provisions to the soldiers, part of early logistics.
Meaning: restraint, self-control
Use in sentence: She smiled and some of her natural retenue melted.
Meaning: a group of people who travel with an important person to provide help and support Use in sentence: The president travels with a large retinue of aides and bodyguards.
Meaning: extremely small
Use in sentence: He will have no more than a minute chance of exercising influence.
Meaning: a slow, stately ballroom dance
Use in sentence: Louie, who dances a shaky minuet if properly guided, was a shoo-in.
Meaning: an angry or maniacal fit
Use in sentence: The half hour lecture caused an enormous furor.
Meaning: an outbreak of public anger or excitement
Use in sentence: His choice of words created quite a furore.
- Dinghy: Meaning: a small inflatable rubber boat
Use in sentence: The bigger dinghy dragged her moorings.
Meaning: shabby, squalid
Use in sentence: Her hair was a dingy brown colour.
- Bony: Meaning: consisting of bone, resembling bone
Use in sentence: She suddenly held up a small, bony finger and pointed across the room. Bonny:
Meaning: attractive, fair
Use in sentence: bonny, bouncing baby, Freddie was her heart’s desire and joy.