Integrated Grammar Practice Test For Class 10

Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word or phrase.

The Indian monsoon ……1…….. one of the most complex weather systems in the world. It …….2…….. around
Australia and ……3…… all the way up to Tibet. Here is how the system works.

The entire monsoon activity in the world ……4……. place between 30 degrees north and south latitudes.
Sometime in January, a high pressure area called Mascarenas High ……5……. up off the western coast of
Australia. It then …….6……… west. Travelling roughly 2,500 km, the monsoon ……..7……. Somalia where the
coast is high. This …..8….. winds back across Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. This is called the Somalia jet.

With the summer setting …….9……… the Indian subcontinent in April, land starts to heat up. As hot air
……..10……….. the land mass rises, a low pressure area gets formed, which draws air from the high-pressure area
over the sea. The Somalia jet stream brings moisture-laden winds from high pressure area to India. These winds
…….11…….. India from the south-west.

1. a) is; b) are; c) has; d) was

2. a) originate; b) originates; c) is originating; d) has originated

3. a) go; b) goes; c) is going; d) has gone

4. a) take; b) takes; c) is taking; d) has taken

5. a) built; b) build; c) builds; d) is building

6. a) is moving; b) move; c) moves; d) moved

7. a) is reaching; b) reach; c) reached; d) reaches

8. a) deflect; b) deflects; c) is deflecting; d) deflected

9. a) in; b) at; c) over; d) through

10. a) above; b) over; c) on; d) through

11. a) hit; b) hits; c) are hitting; d) is hitting

Answers

1. is

2. originates

3. goes

4. takes

5. builds

6. moves

7. reaches

8. deflects

9. over

10. over

11. hit

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