ordering of sentences - test-02

Ordering of Sentences
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: Satyajit Ray made several films for children.
S6: But today few think of Ray as a maker of children's films.

P: Later film - makers have followed his lead.
Q: Today other nations are making children's films in a big way.
R: This was at a time when no director considered children as potential audience.
S: Ray was, thus pioneer in the field.


2. S1: While crossing a busy road we should obey the policeman on duty.
S6: We should never run while crossing a road.

P: We should always cross the road at the zebra crossing.
Q: We must look to the signal lights and cross the road only when the road is clear.
R: If there are no signal lights at the crossing, we should look to the right, then to the left and again to the right before crossing the road.
S: If the road is not clear we should wait.


3. S1: We and all other animals breathe in and breathe out air all the time.
S6: It is a part of the earth.

P: If we stop breathing, we die.
Q: It is because of this fact that we are able to live.
R: It is called the atmosphere.
S: All parts of the earth are surTounded by air.


4. S1: When you leave your house, concentrate your mind on a subject.
S6: It is idle to pretend that your mind is incapable of concentration.

P: Bring the mind back by the scruff of the neck.
Q: You can not by any chance fail if you persevere.
R: Before you have reached the station you will have brought it back about 40 times.
S: You will not have gone ten yards before your mind has skipped away under your very eyes and is playing round the corner with another subject.


5. S1: Always remember that regular and frequent practice is essential ifyou are to learn to write well.
S6: If you keep your eyes and ears open, you will find plenty of things 'to write about around you to be able to discipline yourself to write.

P: Even with the most famous writers, inspiration is rare.
Q: Writing is 99 percent hard work and one percent inspiration, so the sooner you get into the habit of writing, the better.
R: It is no good waiting until you have an inspiration before you write.
S: You learn to write by writing.



6. S1: You know my wife, Madhavi, always urged me to give up smoking".
S6: "Poor,'-girl!"

P: I really gave it up.
Q: And so when I went to jail I said to myself I really must give it up, if for no other reason than of being self - reliant.
R: When I emerged from jail, I wanted to tell her of my great triumph.
S: But when I met her, there she was with a packet of cigarettes.


7. S1: Does the arrival of a particular species of migratory birds herald the onset of monsoon?
S6: These birds have been observed to reach India just prior to the rains.

P: They have sighted the pied crested cuckoos, inhabitants of the African continent.
Q: If their belief is correct then the rains are round the comer.
R: Ornithologists at the Bombay National History Society believe so.
S: They normally migrate to the Indian sub-continent just before the monsoon season for breeding.


8. S1: The time has come for us to consider seriously the question of a Bharat brand of English.
S6: Bharat English will respect the rule of law and maintain the dignity of grammar, but still have a swadeshi stamp about it.

P: I am not suggesting here a mongrelisation of the language.
Q: English must adopt the complexion of our life and assiniflate its idiom.
R: Now the time is ripe for it to come to the dusty street, market place and under the banyan tree.
S: So far English has had a comparatively confined existence in our country, chiefly in the halls of learning, justice or administration.


9. S1: This year many States have been badly affected by the drought situation prevailing in the country.
S6: Either way, it seems the lot of the Indian farmer to be at the mercy of the elements.

P: No better is the situation elsewhere, where floods have ravaged the standing crop.
Q: Though some have been less affected, even these are facing an uphill task in managing the situation.
R: Especially pitiable is the plight of the poor farmer who cannot offord a tubewell to irrigate his land.
S: Here the predicament is more equitable, for everybody's land is similarly submerged under ten feet of water.


10. S1: In the middle of one side of the square sits the Chairman of the committee, the most important person in the room.
S6: From the moment its members meet, it begins to have a sort nebulous life of its own.

P: For a committee is not just a mere collection of individuals.
Q: On him rests much of the responsibility for the success or failure of the committee.
R: While this is happening we have an opportunity to get the 'feel' of this committee.
S: As the meeting opens, he runs briskly through a number of formalities.


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