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Write about any ONE (1) of the following:-
1. Many people do many kind things during the
Christmas season, even more than at other
times of the year. Did you do any kind deed for
this Christmas? Did you enjoy doing it and what
caused you to feel so happy? Write a letter to a
close friend, identifying this deed and giving rea-
sons why you enjoyed doing it so much.
2. Many persons feel that Trinidadians spend too
much money during the Christmas season. Do
you agree that this is so? Write a letter to the
editor of any daily newspaper suggesting rea-
sons, in some detail, why you agree or disagree
that people tend to spend too much for Christ-
3. Write a story that begins with the following
lines: "I was playing outside when suddenly I
heard a loud screech. Without thinking twice, I
rushed towards the front of our house..."
SECTION I - GRAMMAR SKILLS
A. Give the Part of Speech of each underlined
Please let me know what you are doing, tomor-
row. (Relative Pronoun)
1. After the accident, he couldn't control his anger.
2. The children felt rather tired after the long walk.
3. We met several of our friends, yesterday.
4. Can you address the other letters and post them
for me, please? (_________________)
B. Use a suitable form of each word in capitals to
complete the following sentences.
CHAT We chatted as we walked towards
5. RUN After _____________ after him for five
minutes, Pongo soon reached his
6. WRAP Denise had ____________ the parcel
tightly before posting it.
7. RISE Daddy usually _______________ at six
8. SLIDE Kelvin injured his ankle while
_____________ down the tree.
C. Underline one (1) of the words in the brackets
to complete the following sentences:-
Why (won't ; wo'nt) you help her?
9. They (wouldn't ; willn't) be able to accompany
us to the show.
10. (She'll ; She wi'll) tell you about it if you ask her.
11. If (we'd ; we'ad) known about it before, we
would have planned differently.
12. (Isn't; Is'nt) he your uncle?
D. Complete each sentence by circling one (1) of
the answers in the brackets
Is (he ; him) the same person who will be leading
13. Your gift is under the Christmas tree but I have
already opened (mines ; mine).
14. (Several ; Any) of the mangoes are ripe.
15. The police believe that it is (them ; they) who
have committed the robbery.
16. (Which ; What) of these caps is yours?
E. Underline one (1) of the words within the
brackets to complete each sentence correctly.
Either the dove or the pair of pigeons (is ; are)
sitting on the window sill.
17. Neither the boy nor his brothers ( has ; have )
been in school for the past week.
18. Alana, along with Diane and Kerrie ( is ; are )
going to the show, tomorrow?
19. A large school of fishes ( is ; are ) swimming
near to the reef.
F. Each of the following sentences contains an
error. Underline each error then write only the
correction in the brackets provided.
Either you or I is not correct. (am) -- to agree
20. Shelly can read better than him. (___________)
21. The man to whom I was speaking he is a very
good musician. (___________)
22. Are any one of the boxes empty? (___________)
VOCABULARY / SPELLING / PUNCTUATION
A. Complete EACH of the following sentences
with a WORD that is SIMILAR in meaning to
those in the brackets after each sentence.
His actions were very impolite. (not kind)
23. Parents should always __________________
movies before their children seem them. (see in
24. The passengers were asked to _______________
the aeroplane at gate fourteen. (get off)
25. The harsh weather added to the campers'
___________________. (lack of ease)
B. Add an appropriate PREFIX to each ROOT
WORD to form a new word OPPOSITE in
meaning to it.
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