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Directions:In the following items each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentence are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences in each have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q R and S. You are required to find out the proper sequence of the four sentences.


1. S1: In ancient Indian history the city of Uijain was quite famous.
S6: So one can see what a great love all who care for India must feel. for the ancientry of Ujjain.

P: Here lived at one time the poet Kalidasa.
Q: He was a famous learned astronomer.
R: And here also worked and visited Rajah Jaysingh of Jaipur.
S: It was always renowned as a seat of learning.


2. S1: For a conversation to be stimulating and sustained, the participants must be active talkers as well as active listeners.
S6: Its better to paint the big picture first, and if your partner wantsto know more, you can always fill in with details.

P: This is usually unnecessary, confusing and even boring to your partner.
Q: Some people feel that they have to give long - winded explanations of their views.
R: Make a point of throwing the conversational ball to the other person after you have presented your ideas in an abridged form.
S: Be sure to do both in conversation.


3. S1: Forecasting the weather has always been a difficult business.
S6: He made his forecasts by watching flights of the birds or the way smoke rose from fire.

P: During a period of drought, streams and rivers dried up, the cattle died from thirst and the crops were ruined.
Q: Many different things affect the weather and we have to study them carefully to make an accurate forecast.
R: Ancient Egyptians had no need of this- weather in the Nile valley hardly ever changes.
S: In early times, when there were no instruments, such as thermometer or the barometer, man looked for tell-tale signs in the sky.


4. S1: The city is almost a slum and stinks most of the time.
S6: But some visitors came away with the unforgettable sight of young labourers scantily clad.

P: The slush on the road did not deter them.
Q: The occasional slips and falls were considered a small price to pay for the trip.
R: They were excited, fascinated by the sight of fresh snow on the road.
S: Even so, it looked beautiful to tourists of various categories.


5. S1: Of course, it is silly to try to overcome fears that keep us from destroying ourselves.
S6: The only fears you need to avoid are silly fears which prevent you from doing what you should do.

P: This is sensible.
Q: You wait until it is out of the way before crossing.
R: You need some fears to keep you from doing foolish things.
S: You are afraid of an automobile coming rapidly down the street you wish to cross.



6. S1: Just as some men like to play football or tennis, so some men like to climb mountains.
S6: You look down and see the whole country below you.

P: This is often very difficult to do, for mountains are not just big hills.
Q: Paths are usually very steep, and some mountain sides are straight up and down, so that it may take many hours to climb as little as one hundred feet.
R: There is always the danger that you may fall off and be killed or injured.
S: Men talk about conquering a mountain, and the wonderful feeling it is to reach the top of a mountain after climbing for hours and may be, even for days.


7. S1: Once upon a time an ant lived on the bank of a river.
S6: She was touched.

P: The dove saw the ant struggling in water in a helpless condition.
Q: All its efforts to come up failed.
R: One day it. suddenly slipped into the water.
S: A dove lived in a tree on the bank not far from the spot.


8. S1: If you want to do well in your examinations you need to be able to think for yourself which means not just following the guide - books but write what you think yourself.
S6: If however you turn these ideas over in our mind accepting those which you agree with and fitting them into your stock of knowledge and rejecting the others you may get somewhere.

P: That will not help much.
Q: Few if any students do this.
R: By discussing things with other students, with your teachers, and with any intelligent people you meet you will find you can pick up a lot of new ideas but it'is no good first accepting these ideas, swallowing them undigested and then repeating them in the examinatioh.
S: At first you will find it difficult but if you go on trying you will find clear independent thought becomes easier.


9. S1: Ms. Subramaniam started a petrol pump in Madras.
S6: Thus she has shown the way for many others.

P: A total of twelve girls now work at the pump.
Q: She advertised in newspapers for women staff.
R: They operate in two shifts.
S: The response was good.


10. S1: India's non-alignment has not been an attitude of negative neutrality.
S6: This policy has been accepted, if not actually appreciated by the leading powers of the world.

P: In other words, it is not an aloofness from or indifference to other nations.
Q: Instead, it has been an attitude of constructive neutrality.
R: On the contrary, India has been taking a keen interest in all international developments.
S: India wants the goodwill of all nations and is hostile towards none.


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