Literature and Following Passage

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2. Fill in the blank in the following passage with suitable prepositions: The man was playing cards ................................. WITH some other people. He
tried ...................... TO cheat the others ......... BY using an extra card. Unfortunately, he was caught ................. IN the act and was subsequently shot ............... TO death. (5)

3. Make four words using the prefix 'un' as 'unusual'
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Explain the words in the italics as to who they refer to (4) Saurav is a diligent employee. He does not leave any paper unattended SAURAV (i)onhis table.
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'You are not aware of lGNOU website' said Shyam toRangan,otherwise you would not have asked admission related issues. RANGAN Rangan agreed that he did not know.

5. Give the meanings of the phrasal verbs used in the following sentences. (i) Why should anyone blow his or her own trumpet? WHY SHOULD ANYONE SELF PRAISE OR CLAIM THEIR OWN SUCCESSES. (ii) No break through has been made so far in the murder case. NO PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE SO FAR IN THE MURDER CASE. (iii) 1 have called offthe meeting. I HAVE CANCELLED THE MEETING. (iv) I can read between the lines. I CAN UNDERSTAND THE HIDDEN MEANINGS . (v) You can see a sea change in her behaviour. I CAN SEE A BIG CHANGE IN HER BEHAVIOUR . 6.

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow: The tree crickets were a band of willing artists who would start singing at almost any time of the day. At the height of the monsoon, the banyan tree was like an orchestra with the musicians constantly tuning up. A small flute in my hand, I would add my shrill piping to that of the crickets and cicadas. But they must have thought poorly of my piping because whenever I played, the insects fell silent!

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