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A. In each of the following sentences there is a
word that is underlined. Write either another
word or a phrase that can be used in place of
the underlined word without changing the
meaning of the sentence.
23. The President's residence is being refurbished.
24. Whether the sun shines or the rain falls, the
postman always delivers the mail.
25. The Safety Warden advised us to use the stairs
rather than the elevator when there is a fire or
bomb scare in a building.
B. In the spaces below, write the appropriate
form of the word in CAPITAL LETTERS to cor-
rectly complete each sentence. Remember to
The passengers were notified
about the bus' ______________
over the public address system.
27. EMANCIPATE ____________________ Day is
now a public holiday in
Trinidad and Tobago.
Mona was rewarded by our
teacher for demonstrating
________________ in her class
C. Add an appropriate PREFIX to EACH root word
below to form a new word OPPOSITE in mean-
ing to the root word.
29. APPEAR ______________________________
30. HEALTHY ______________________________
C. Insert the missing punctuation marks to cor-
rectly complete the following sentences.
You need not rewrite the sentences.
31. Will you be visiting us on
Sunday " asked aunt Zoe.
32.Snakes turtles crocodiles and
alligators belong to the group
of animals called Reptiles.
33.Who goes there! the guard
34.Mens wallets and ladies
handbags are on sale in
the mall today.
35. Andre the student who
scored the highest in our
school's Spelling Quiz was
selected to represent our
school in the "National
Spelling B" contest.
Read the following poem very carefully 2 -- 3 times
and then answer the questions that follow:
36. According to the information given in the poem,
what is the "key" to achieving success?
37. What do you think is meant by the use of the
word "Anonymous" after the poem?
38. What do you think the poet meant by, "Has its
ups and its downs, its smiles and its
frowns,"(Lines 3 and 4)?
39. What does the poet advises us to do in order to
40. What do you think is the main theme or idea in
Read the following passage very carefully 2 -- 3
times and then answer the questions that follow.
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Cricket has been an established team sport for
hundreds of years. It originated in its modern form
in England and is perhaps the most popular sport
played in the British Commonwealth, which in-
cludes the West Indies, Australia, New Zealand,
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and some countries in
Cricket is a bat and ball sport played between two
teams of eleven players each. A cricket match is
played on a grass field (which is usually oval), in
the centre of which is a flat strip of ground
twenty metres) long, called a pitch. At each end of
the pitch is a set of three parallel wooden stakes
(known as stumps) driven into the ground, with
two small crosspieces (known as bails) laid on top
of them. This wooden structure is called a wicket.
A player from the fielding team, the bowler, bowls
a hard, fist-sized cork-centred leather ball from
one wicket towards the other. The ball usually
bounces once before reaching a player, batsman,
from the opposing (batting) team, who defends
the wicket from the ball with a wooden cricket bat.
The batsman, if he or she does not get out, may
then run between the wickets, exchanging ends
with the other batsman (the "non-striker"), who
has been standing in an inactive role near the
bowler's wicket, to score runs. The other members
of the fielding team stand in various positions
Accomplishing your dreams
Whether individual or as a team
Has its ups and its downs
its smiles and its frowns
5 A lot of time and effort is spent
Into every minute every day
Dedication is the key
And you have to be able to see
The future and where you want be
10 By devoting your life to one thing
If you believe
Great things are about to come
Even if you have some bad
Bad times are going to happen
But in the end you will achieve
As long as you always believe in yourself.
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