General English Test - 07

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1. It was a family that had had a long history but it came to a halt when George went because he died ________ issue.


2. All you can say is that the high price is somewhat ________ by being able to get to a large city quickly.


3. Turn on the television and look at the current news programme and you will find everyone discussing the ________ issue of the day.


4. In view of the way things have improved I now feel confident enough to have another bite at the ________ .


5. Although many people wanted to remain ________ to her predecessor, they soon started to respect her style of managment.



6. As far as I'm concerned his explanation was useless as it merely ________ the issue.


7. It soon became apparent that under the new management people were also starting to ________ some of their free time to the company.


8. Some of the longest serving staff actually looked ________ to coming into work.


9. As one of our party was over 60 she was ________ to a reduction in the price of the ticket.


10. She certainly won't invest in that company again having lost a fortune it's a case of once bitten twice ________ .


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Kiran Bedi

Career

Her career started in the year 1970, when she took the job of a lecturer at Khalsa College for Women in Amritsar. Two years later, she joined the Indian Police Services. All the way through her career, she has taken up a number of challenging assignments. She has served as the Traffic Commissioner of New Delhi, Deputy Inspector General of Police in the insurgency prone area of Mizoram. She has also been the Lieutenant Governor of Chandigarh and Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau. An interesting thing about Kiran Bedi is that, sometimes, she is referred to as Crane Bedi. The reason behind calling her by this name is that, she dragged the car of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi due to violation of parking rules.

Kiran Bedi made the Indian Police Service change its decision in matters related to traffic management, control over narcotics and VIP security. During her tenure as the Inspector General of Tihar Jail, she brought about several reforms in the way the prisons are managed. She brought forth a number of measures like yoga, meditation, redressal of complaints made by the prisoners etc.Kiran Bedi laid the foundation for the establishment of two voluntary organizations, namely, Navajyoti 1988 & India Vision Foundation 1994. These organizations were primarily set up with the aim of improving the living conditions of the drug addicts and the underprivileged people. The effort of Kiran Bedi has paid and brought her worldwide recognition. Her works have always earned appreciation.

Prepositions
Use hundred when there is a specific number, and use hundreds when you don't know or can't count how many. This rule also applies to thousand/thousands and million/millions.
  • This skeleton is thousands of years old.
  • This skeleton is three thousand years old.

    When saying numbers, always use the singular form:

  • 250 = Two hundred and fifty

    Two hundreds and fifty

  • 7,812 = Seven thousand, eight hundred and twelve

    Seven thousands, eight hundreds and twelve

  • $10,000,000 = Ten million dollars

    Ten millions of dollars

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