News Headlines Worksheet For Class 10

Complete the following news items. This grammar exercise is designed for students of classes 9 and 10. Parents and teachers can use our grammar worksheets in class or at home.

English Grammar Exercises

1. Mumbai 10th most wanted for commerce

Mumbai ……………… (has grabbed / grabbed / grabs / had grabbed) a place in the world’s top ten financial flow hubs list, beating Hong Kong and Beijing. The survey …………….. (compiled / compiling / was compiled / has compiled) by MasterCard worldwide.

2. Rocky planet too hot to support life

Gliese 581 C, the rocky planet ………………. (think / thought / is thinking / has thought) to be able to support life is too hot for water. Gliese 581 C …………….. (discovered / has discovered / was discovered / had discovered) in April this year. Of the more than 200 extra solar planets …………… (discovering / discovered / have discovered) since 1995, Gliese 581 C was the first planet to be found within the habitable zone of its star.

3. NRI wins UK’s top prize for fiction

NRI journalist Rajiv Chandrasekharan ……………. (wins / has won / won / had won) the BBC Four Samuel Johnson prize for his book on postwar Iraq. The book ‘Imperial Life in the Emerald City’ ……………….. (lay / lied / laid) bare the cocooned life led by Americans inside the zone, while Iraqis struggled in the chaos outside.

4. Salman Rushdie knighted on Queen’s birthday

Author Salman Rushdie and former English cricketer Ian Botham ………………. (have awarded / were awarded / awarded / awarding) knighthoods by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II on June 16.

5. Army welcomes Brahmos

The surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile, Brahmos ………………. (inducted / has inducted / was inducted) into the Indian army on Thursday, June 21.

6. The golden bullet that kills cancer

American scientists ……………….. (developed / developing / have developed) a golden bullet treatment for cancer that tracks down tumors before wiping them out with a blast of heat. The ‘seek and destroy’ technique …………….. (used / uses / has used / had used) an injection of microscopic glass spheres, coated in gold which seek out potentially deadly cancers in the body.

Answers

1. Mumbai 10th most wanted for commerce

Mumbai has grabbed a place in the world’s top ten financial flow hubs list, beating Hong Kong and Beijing. The survey was compiled by MasterCard worldwide.

2. Rocky planet too hot to support life

Gliese 581 C, the rocky planet thought to be able to support life is too hot for water. Gliese 581 C was discovered in April this year. Of the more than 200 extra solar planets discovered since 1995, Gliese 581 C was the first planet to be found within the habitable zone of its star.

3. NRI wins UK’s top prize for fiction

NRI journalist Rajiv Chandrasekharan has won the BBC Four Samuel Johnson prize for his book on postwar Iraq. The book ‘Imperial Life in the Emerald City’ laid bare the cocooned life led by Americans inside the zone, while Iraqis struggled in the chaos outside.

4. Salman Rushdie knighted on Queen’s birthday

Author Salman Rushdie and former English cricketer Ian Botham were awarded knighthoods by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II on June 16.

5. Army welcomes Brahmos

The surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile, Brahmos was inducted into the Indian army on Thursday, June 21.

6. The golden bullet that kills cancer

American scientists have developed a golden bullet treatment for cancer that tracks down tumors before wiping them out with a blast of heat. The ‘seek and destroy’ technique uses an injection of microscopic glass spheres, coated in gold which seek out potentially deadly cancers in the body.

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