# SSC CGL Tier 1 :: English Comprehension EC Test 88

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1 . In Question, four alternative are given for the Idiom/Phrase in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
To see pink elephants
to dream
to recover from drinking bout
to be afraid of
to show courage
2 . In Question, in the following passages some of the words have been left out. Read the passages carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternative and fill in the blanks
An ....$(1)$.... of anything you eat or dring is bad for you. The danger of drinking ....$(2)$.... in excessive amounts is that is has many indirect effects that make you ...$(3)$... to a lot of different diseases. Some form of ...$(4)$... is common among people who drink heavily. Alcohol ...$(5)$... the appetite, it provides calories that have no nutrient content.
recess
process
excess
confess
3 . In Question, in the following passages some of the words have been left out. Read the passages carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternative and fill in the blanks
An ....$(1)$.... of anything you eat or dring is bad for you. The danger of drinking ....$(2)$.... in excessive amounts is that is has many indirect effects that make you ...$(3)$... to a lot of different diseases. Some form of ...$(4)$... is common among people who drink heavily. Alcohol ...$(5)$... the appetite, it provides calories that have no nutrient content.
water
milk
alcohol
4 . In Question, in the following passages some of the words have been left out. Read the passages carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternative and fill in the blanks
An ....$(1)$.... of anything you eat or dring is bad for you. The danger of drinking ....$(2)$.... in excessive amounts is that is has many indirect effects that make you ...$(3)$... to a lot of different diseases. Some form of ...$(4)$... is common among people who drink heavily. Alcohol ...$(5)$... the appetite, it provides calories that have no nutrient content.
substitute
subterfuge
susceptible
suffuse
5 . In Question, in the following passages some of the words have been left out. Read the passages carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternative and fill in the blanks
An ....$(1)$.... of anything you eat or dring is bad for you. The danger of drinking ....$(2)$.... in excessive amounts is that is has many indirect effects that make you ...$(3)$... to a lot of different diseases. Some form of ...$(4)$... is common among people who drink heavily. Alcohol ...$(5)$... the appetite, it provides calories that have no nutrient content.
malnutrition
malpractice
malabsorption
6 . In Question, in the following passages some of the words have been left out. Read the passages carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternative and fill in the blanks
An ....$(1)$.... of anything you eat or dring is bad for you. The danger of drinking ....$(2)$.... in excessive amounts is that is has many indirect effects that make you ...$(3)$... to a lot of different diseases. Some form of ...$(4)$... is common among people who drink heavily. Alcohol ...$(5)$... the appetite, it provides calories that have no nutrient content.
aggravates
increases
dulls
produces
7 . In Question, you have two brief passages with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet.

After lunch. I felt at a loose end and roamed about the little flat. It suited us well enough when mother was with me, but now I was by myself it was too large and I'd moved the dining room table into my bedroom. That was now the only room I used ; it had all the furniture I needed; a brass bedstead, a dressing table, some cane chairs whose seats had more or less caved in, a wardrobe with a tarnished mirror. The rest of the flat was never used, so I didn't trouble to look after it.
The flat did not really suit him anymore because
the rooms were too small
he was living on his own now
his mother needed too much rooms
the flat itself was too little
8 . In Question, you have two brief passages with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet.

After lunch. I felt at a loose end and roamed about the little flat. It suited us well enough when mother was with me, but now I was by myself it was too large and I'd moved the dining room table into my bedroom. That was now the only room I used ; it had all the furniture I needed; a brass bedstead, a dressing table, some cane chairs whose seats had more or less caved in, a wardrobe with a tarnished mirror. The rest of the flat was never used, so I didn't trouble to look after it.
He did not look after the rest of the flat because
he did not use it
the bedroom was much too large
he needed only the brass bedstead
9 . In Question, you have two brief passages with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet.

After lunch. I felt at a loose end and roamed about the little flat. It suited us well enough when mother was with me, but now I was by myself it was too large and I'd moved the dining room table into my bedroom. That was now the only room I used ; it had all the furniture I needed; a brass bedstead, a dressing table, some cane chairs whose seats had more or less caved in, a wardrobe with a tarnished mirror. The rest of the flat was never used, so I didn't trouble to look after it.
' ... now I was by myself it was too large'. The word it here refers to
the dining room table
the dining room
the bedroom
the flat
10 . In Question, you have two brief passages with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet.

After lunch. I felt at a loose end and roamed about the little flat. It suited us well enough when mother was with me, but now I was by myself it was too large and I'd moved the dining room table into my bedroom. That was now the only room I used ; it had all the furniture I needed; a brass bedstead, a dressing table, some cane chairs whose seats had more or less caved in, a wardrobe with a tarnished mirror. The rest of the flat was never used, so I didn't trouble to look after it.
From the passage we learn that the writer was
scared of living alone in the flat
dissatisfied with the flat
satisfied with the space in his bedroom
an eccentric person