Directions (1-5): Given below are six sentences, i.e. A), B), C), D), E) and F). Arrange them in a meaningful order so as to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the following questions.
A) The problem is more pronounced with regard to business travellers — be they pinstriped professionals, conference-hoppers or intrepid entrepreneurs.
B) Compare this with China that has 10 times more, or the US that has 40 times more, and the figure shrinks into insignificance.
C) For a country that prides in according guests the status of God, India has not yet figured out a basic requisite of good hospitality — a welcoming place to stay.
D) There just isn’t enough room to host the increasing flow of inbound travellers, whose number rose by 13 per cent last year.
E) So, if we are really committed to serve our guests with due regard we have to improve the statistics of accommodation units first.
F) According to industry estimates, India has a total of about 110,000 registered hotel rooms.
Q1. Which will be the ‘first’ sentence in the paragraph?
Q2. Which will be the ‘last’ sentence in the paragraph?
Q3. Which sentence will come at ‘fourth’ place in the paragraph?
Q4. Which sentence will come at ‘second’ place in the paragraph?
Q5. Which sentence will come at ‘fifth’ place in the paragraph?
Directions (6-10): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully complete.
Q6. Public opinion can turn against even the best-intentioned ________ by the government if the people are not taken into ________.
(a) policies, grasp
(b) move, consultation
(c) initiatives, confidence
(d) goal, strategy
(e) projects, practice
Q7. Dialogue and consensus- _______ are ______ to democracy.
(a) marking, essential
(b) building, intrinsic
(c) gathering, rewarding
(d) forming, accustomed
(e) shaping, pillars
Q8. We have to acknowledge that land is a non-renewable ________ and should be utilised in a _______ manner.
(a) entity, lasting
(b) concern, silent
(c) commodity, phased
(d) resource, pragmatic
(e) source, gradual
Q9. Good institutions are key to creating an _______ in which business and private investment can ______.
(a) environment, flourish
(b) ideology, launch
(c) arena, explore
(d) atmosphere, negotiate
(e) edge, compete
Q10.The government needs to remove ______ on foreign and domestic private investment in _______ like mining, insurance and education.
(a) shield, inventory
(b) lid, genre
(c) agenda, areas
(d) hardship, dealings
(e) caps, sectors
Directions: (11-15) In each of these questions ,two sentences (A) and (B) are given. Each sentence has a blank in it. Five words (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) are suggested. Out of these, only one fits at both the places in the context of each sentence. Number of that word is the answer.
Q11. (A) _______ the road for three kilometres, then turn right.
(B) I _______ fame.
Q12. (A) All new cars will be required to meet this standard by 2012 at the _______ .
(B) Have you seen her _______ movie?
Q13. (A) You and I are _______, following the same path, so let us walk together.
(B) Give to us a possession among our father’s _______.
Q14. (A) Some authors have erroneously _______ that it was built out of the ruins of old penrith, distant five miles northward.
(B)it was found that the justice offered by the state courts was not as alien or inappropriate as commonly _______ .
Q15. (A) The forum has close links with the department for education and employment’s advisory group on raising _______ minority pupil achievement.
(B) Conflicts between the different _______ groups in the country exploded into civil war.
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