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Write about any ONE (1) of the following:-
1. Suppose you are a parent or guardian of a son
/daughter who will be sitting the S.E.A. Exam-
ination next year. Write a letter to your child
describing to him or her, in some detail, two
(2) most important things that they should
be concerned about (apart from the need to
study hard) and suggesting ways in which
you will be helping him/her to prepare for this
most important exam.
2. In Trinidad, we have been experiencing,
presently, most unusual weather, a mixture of
extremely hot sunshine followed sometimes
by short and sudden showers. Which type of
weather do you enjoy? Write a letter to a
close friend, beginning with the following line:
"The weather these days is most confusing
but I prefer (name the type of weather you
3. Did you enjoy your most recent vacation?
Write a story that begins with the following
line (Either): "I wish this vacation will never
end..." OR:- "I am just so excited to return to
SECTION I - GRAMMAR SKILLS
A. Write the name of the Part of Speech of
each underlined word.
(a) Perhaps you can tell me (b) about it, later
(a) Adverb (b) Preposition
1. (a) Hurry up! You might miss the (b) early
bus. (a) ___________ (b) ___________
2. (a) If you agree (b) this, we can make a final
decision. (a) ___________ (b) ___________
3. (a) This hibiscus flower is the (b) most beau-
tiful one that I've ever seen. (a) ___________
4. Andre received (a) German Shepherd for his
(b) fifth birthday. (a) ___________ (b)
B. Change the following underlined verbs into
the past tense.
(S1) I am in my office
(S2) I was in my office.
5. This exam is (_______) so easy.
6. The children are (_______) in the pool.
7. Pauline is (_______) a member of my class.
8. Marcus and his brother are (_______) playing
C. Underline one (1) of the words in the brack-
ets to complete each sentence correctly.
That bucket is full (with ; of) sand.
9. The players were puzzled (by ; with) the
coach's decision to call of the match.
10. It was most difficult for Chelsea to part (from ;
with) her teddy bear.
11. We can always depend (on ; for) Jimmy to
12. Katie seems to be jealous (about ; of) her
D. Use "isn't" or "aren't" to complete the fol-
lowing negative sentences.
The keys aren't in the car.
13. The garbage can ___________ full.
14. Cindy and her brother _____________ in the
15. That incident ____________ true.
E. Write in the brackets, the singular form of
each underlined word to complete the fol-
The farmer led his oxen (ox) to the field.
16. The vendor put the (potatoes) ___________
into a plastic bag.
17. Mummy gave a (tablespoonfuls)
___________ of the cough syrup to Debbie.
18. The (geese) ___________ was swimming in
19. Mr. Joseph used his (shears) ___________ to
cut the piece of wire.
F. Each of the following sentences contains an
error. Underline each error then rewrite only
the correction in the brackets provided.
Mummy is preparing fry fish for today's lunch.
20. We like David for his pleasant personality but
not his carelessness. (___________)
21. Did you find the pair of scissors that were in
the drawer? (___________)
22. Although they run as fast as they could, they
were still soaked by the sudden shower.
Snacks are an important part
of a growing child's diet.
Healthy snacks give
children extra energy
and nutrients be-
tween meals. Skip
snack foods and
have some fun
with your child.
Try some of these healthy
snack ideas that are easy to
• Peel a banana and dip it
• Roll banana in crushed
cereal and freeze.
• Spread celery sticks with
peanut butter. Top with raisins.
• Mix together ready-to-eat cereal,
dried fruit and nuts in a sandwich bag
for an on-the-go snack.
• Microwave a small baked potato
and top with a little grated cheddar cheese.
• Sandwich: Spread slices of tomatoes
and cucumbers on a slice of deli turkey.
• Parfait: Layer vanilla yogurt, mandarin
oranges and cubed apples.
Healthy Snack Suggestions
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