Complete The Given Passage | Class 10 English Grammar Worksheets

Complete the given passage.

Oops! In the rush to get …..1……. school, you dropped a piece of toast ……..2……. the floor. Would you throw it ………3………. or decide it’s still OK to eat?

Most of us wouldn’t mind ………4………. food that has fallen on the floor. Just to be sure, maybe you will follow the “5-second rule,” ………5………. claims that foods are safe to eat if you pick them up within 5 seconds …….6……… dropping them.

But that is not quite the truth. Scientists now say that 5 seconds are all it ……….7……….. for foods to become contaminated with enough bacteria to make you sick. If we eat foods on which ………8……… bacteria are growing, we can become sick.

One of these ……….9……….. bacteria is Salmonella. It makes 1.4 million people sick every year. Salmonella is often found in raw eggs and chicken. Cooking kills these bacteria, ………..10……….. is why it is important to cook eggs, chicken, and other foods thoroughly. Good housekeeping is a second tip for preventing infection. If household surfaces aren’t washed thoroughly, they can support Salmonella ………11……… weeks.

So, forget the 5-second rule. If your toast ………12……… on the floor, toss it out. Stick a fresh slice of bread in the toaster and yes, be careful not to drop it this time.

1. a) for; b) to; c) at; d) in

2. a) in; b) at; c) on; d) with

3. a) off; b) away; c) in; d)

4. a) to eat; b) eating; c) to be eating; d) eaten

5. a) which; b) what; c) whose; d) where

6. a) in; b) of; c) off;

7. a) is taking; b) takes; c) taken; d) took

8. a) these; b) such; c) this; d) that

9. a) food-bearing; b) food-born; c) food-borne

10. a) which; b) what; c) and; d) so

11. a) since; b) for; c) from; d) until

12. a) landing; b) lands; c) land

Answers

Oops! In the rush to get to school, you dropped a piece of toast on the floor. Would you throw it away or decide it’s still OK to eat?

Most of us wouldn’t mind eating food that has fallen on the floor. Just to be sure, maybe you will follow the “5-second rule,” which claims that foods are safe to eat if you pick them up within 5 seconds of dropping them.

But that is not quite the truth. Scientists now say that 5 seconds are all it takes for foods to become contaminated with enough bacteria to make you sick. If we eat foods on which these bacteria are growing, we can become sick.

One of these food-borne bacteria is Salmonella. It makes 1.4 million people sick every year. Salmonella is often found in raw eggs and chicken. Cooking kills these bacteria, which is why it is so important to cook eggs, chicken, and other foods thoroughly. Good housekeeping is a second tip for preventing infection. If household surfaces aren’t washed thoroughly, they can support Salmonella for weeks.

So, forget the 5-second rule. If your toast lands on the floor, toss it out. Stick a fresh slice of bread in the toaster and yes, be careful not to drop it this time.

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