FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17, UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2020
ENGLISH (PRÉCIS & COMPOSITION)
- Choose the word that is nearly most similar in meaning.
|(a) Slyness||(b) Decency||(c) Blame||(d) Mad|
|(a) Direct||(b) Compose||(c) Attempt||(d) Effort|
|(a) Incision||(b) Unending||(c) Beginning||(d) Growth|
|(a) Emigrant||(b) Displaced||(c) Infirm||(d) Male|
|(a) Malevolent||(b) Sinful||(c) Ill-famed||(d) Occult|
|(a) Intrigue||(b) Device||(c) Sticker||(d) Trend|
|(a) Friendly||(b) Flow||(c) Ennq.ii||(d) Vanity|
|(a) Trap||(b) Overlook||(c) Conform||(d) Desist|
|(a) Copy||(b) Piracy||(c) Deviance||(d) Plague|
|(a) Indictment||(b) Castigation||(c) Contempt||(d) Charge|
|❑||Choose the world||that is nearly most opposite in meaning|
|(a) Heaven||(b) Transience||(c) Mundane||(d) Abstract|
|(a) Platforni||(b)tlie.__Iide||(c) Confusion||(d) Tension|
|(a) Assume||(b) Confer||(c) Leave||(d) Throw|
|(a) Meek||(b) Assertive||(c) Obedient||(d) Rebel|
|(a)Anomaly l||(b) Constant||(c) Regularity||(d) Errant|
|(a) Extol||(b) Unworthy||(c) Ignorance||(d) Praise|
|(a) Fabricate||(b) Understate||(c) Confab||(d) Curse|
|(a) Sudden||(b) Prepared||(c) Imprint||(d) Frenzy|
|(a) Unreal||(b) Unsound||(c) Actual||(d) Vague|
|(a) Ridicule||(b) Reprehend||(c) Ravage||(d) Praise|
CI Correct the following sentences:
- I won him in the race.
- He said that I am playing chess.
- Unless you do not try, you will never succeed.
- He wrote with ink.
- What country he belongs to?
(1) When he reaches to manhood, he will visit to England.
- The new session commences from February Ist, 2020.
- Please send this letter on my address.
- I won against him in the race.
- He said that he was playing chess.
- Unless you try, you will never succeed.
- He wrote in ink.
- Which country does he belong to?
- When he reaches to adulthood, he will visit England.
- The new session commences on February Ist, 2020.
- Please send this letter to my address.
U Use the following idioms in sentences to make their meaning clear:
|1.||To break the ice||2.||Nip in the bud|
|3.||See eye to eye with||4.||For good|
|5.||Tamper with||6.||The small hours|
|7.||Keep up appearances||8.||Prima facie|
- To break the ice
Meaning: to say or do something that makes people feel more relaxed, especially at the beginning of a meeting, party, etc.
Use in sentence: Aslam suggested that we play a party game to break the ice.
- Nip in the bud
Meaning: to stop something before it has an opportunity to become established
Use in sentence: Many serious illnesses can be nipped in the bud if they are diagnosed earl enough.
- See eye to eye with
Meaning: to agree with someone
Use in sentence: The ruling party and the opposition don’t see eye to eye on most things.
- For good
Use in sentence: This time she is leaving the country for good.
- Tamper with
Meaning: to make changes to something without permission, especially in order to damage it Use in sentence: Someone had obviously tampered with the brakes of my car.
- The small hours
Meaning: the early hours of the morning, between twelve o’clock at night and the time when the sun rises
Use in sentence: Ali and Hamza danced until the small hours of the night.
- Keep up appearances
Meaning: to hide the truth about a bad situation and pretend that everything is going well
Use in sentence: They were very unhappily married but kept up appearances for the sake of their children.
- Prima facie
Meaning: based on what seems correct to be truth, when first seen or heard.
Use in sentence: The commission says the report provides prima facie evidence of media racism.