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00915--KERALA PSC/SSC/UPSC/IBPS/BANK CLERK/IFC English Question Answers-19





Fill in the blanks using the appropriate words from the following:  appeared, became, feel, got, looked, looks, proves, seemed, seems or smelt.                                                              

It was Katy’s birthday last Thursday. Her husband, Paul, bought her a bouquet with what ………… (1) to be an unusual flower as the centre piece.  Katy was delighted with the flowers.  They …………. (2) wonderful and ………….(3)wonderful too.  Katy ……………(4) very excited when she saw the beautiful flower in the centre of the bouquet.  She bent over to smell when it ………….(5) to punch her in the nose!  Paul was amazed!  He …….. (6) so interested in the flower that he took it the botanical gardens at Kew to find out about it.  An expert examined the flower and told him that it was a kind of orchid called a Cymbidium.  This flower seizes anything that ……….(7) like an insect so that it will carry its pollen.   If you try to smell it the Cymbidium will try to grab your nose!  So next time you …………(8) like sniffing a rare orchid, hold your nose – just in case it …………(9)to be Cymbidium!  It is not as innocent as it ……………… (10) to be!




ANSWER KEY

1=seemed/appeared  
2=looked  
3=smelt
4=got/became                      
5=seemed/appeared 
6=became/got                      
7=seems/looks  
8=feel                          
9=proves
10=seems








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