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10. When you are goal setting it is important to follow
the "SMART" rule which suggests, goals should be
specific, measurable,........., realistic and time sensitive.
DIRECTION: Read the sentences carefully. Each sen-
tence has four options, review the options and select the
one that is CLOSEST in meaning to the original sentence.
11. Persons who have suffered loss are perhaps better
prepared to deal with challenging circumstances. It
does not mean that they are less sensitive to pain.
a) Persons who are sensitive to pain have
probably not suffered loss and had to deal
with challenging circumstances.
b) Dealing with loss makes you sensitive to
pain, but equipped to deal with challenging
c) Challenging circumstances make you more
susceptible to pain but less sensitive to loss.
d) Pain sensitivity has little to do with loss, but
rather persons who have suffered loss may
be better equipped to deal with challenging
12. You should seek to develop study habits that allow
for success. Laziness is habit-forming and gives rise
a) Mediocrity is not sure to follow laziness,
rather cultivate habits that are associated
b) Foster habits that are aligned with success
such as mediocrity, but you can leave off
laziness which is habit-forming.
c) Laziness is habit-forming and is associated
with mediocrity. Instead cultivate study
habits that lead to success.
d) Study habits can develop and lead to suc-
cess. Mediocrity is non habit-forming but so
too is laziness.
13. Many people go into business with the expectation
that it will be easy and that it will be an improvement
on working for someone else.
a) It is easy to own and operate your own busi-
ness and is much better than working for
b) While having your own business may be
easier than working for others, the expecta-
tion that many have that it will be easy, is a
c) Business acquisition is easy. It is the expec-
tation and working for others that is diffi-
d) People go into business with false expecta-
tions; they believe it will easy and better
than working elsewhere.
14. Teachers try to impart as much information to their
students as possible to ensure their success. Stu-
dents should strive to surpass their teachers' achieve-
DIRECTION: Read each sentence carefully then select
the word that is NEAREST in meaning to underlined word
in each sentence.
1. The boy's story left an indelible impression in my
2. We had a contingency plan in place before embarking
on the project.
3. The journalist was relentless in her pursuit of the
truth, as she documented the impact of war on fami-
lies in Syria.
4. In the last five years, there has been an influx of stu-
dents entering university in pursuit of Tertiary Level
5. The parents looked on in amazement at the child's be-
havior which could only be described as atrocious.
DIRECTION: Read each sentence carefully. Select from
the four options given, the word or words which is best
suited to complete the sentence.
6. The contractors reviewed the .......... before agreeing to
the timeline as determined by the project manager.
a) Work plan
7. Cross-fit is a ......... form of exercise which requires .........
strength and endurance.
8. She lived in ................, following the death of her sister.
9. The prices at the supermarket were ............, compared
with those in the market.
a) While teachers are responsible for the suc-
cess of their students, students should aim
to exceed their teachers' achievements.
b) Teachers seek to convey the best informa-
tion to allow for their students success.
Students should endeavor to surpass the
accomplishments of their teachers.
c) Students benefit from the information im-
parted to them by their teachers and should
seek to outstrip the achievements of their
d) Teachers have high expectations and do
their best to educate their students. Stu-
dents need to temper their expectations.
15. The underprivileged in our country face countless
challenges daily. As citizens, we should aim to ad-
dress these ills.
a) There are countless challenges confronting
the underprivileged in our society and as cit-
izens we should seek to eradicate those ills.
b) Citizens face countless challenges daily and
the underprivileged are at greater risk.
c) Citizens should seek to address the ills
faced by those in our society, even the un-
d) As citizens, we are all tasked with devising
ways to address the inequalities in our soci-
ety, for the benefit of everyone.
DIRECTION: Review each sentence carefully. You are re-
quired to reconstruct each sentence using one of the
four options given. When reconstructing the sentences
be careful not to distort the original meaning of the sen-
16. James demolished the house quickly and with little
Begin the sentence with: The demolition
a) carried out
b) was carried out
c) were carried out
d) is carried out
17. The adjustor took several weeks to assess the cost
of repairs to the vehicle.
Replace "to assess" with: "the assessment"
a) of the cost of repairs
b) for the cost to repairs
c) of repairs
d) for the cost of repairs
18. We see each other once a week and live in the same
Substitute "live in" with "living in"
a) Do not mean
c) Does not mean
d) Do not means
19. The dogs have not eaten yet, but they are usually fed
at the start of the day.
Begin the sentence with: "Feeding the dogs"
a) Is done
b) Was done
c) Has been done
d) Are done
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