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VOCABULARY / SPELLING / PUNCTUATION
A. In EACH of the following sentences there is a
word that is underlined. Replace EACH word by
using another word that is SIMILAR in mean-
Debating teams seldom agree with each other.
23. He decided to exit the room through the door at
the back of the building.
24. Our school principal punished us for our terrible
behaviour at assembly this morning.
B. In the spaces below, write the APPROPRIATE
form of the word in CAPITAL LETTERS to cor-
rectly complete EACH sentence. Remember to
ENTER The guard barricaded the only
entry to the beach.
25. ARRANGE Our school's debating team was
not happy with the ______________
made by the host team for the
26. COMPOSE Many of Sebastian Bach's
___________________ are still very
27. RECOGNISE Many artists do not gain
_________________ for their work
until long after their death.
Words similar in sounds but different in meanings:
C. Underline the word in brackets that correctly
completes EACH sentence.
Mark prefers to have (serial / cereal) rather than
(bread, bred) for breakfast.
28. The angry man (through, threw) the clock
(through, threw) the window when it alarmed
29. Our (principal, principle) possesses strong
(principals, principles) regarding our behaviour
30. It was difficult to apply the (brakes, breaks)
while the car was in the (forth, fourth) gear.
D. Insert the missing PUNCTUATION MARKs
to correctly complete EACH of the following
sentences. You do not need to rewrite the
Joe the oldest boy in the class
does not always obey the
Joe,the oldestboy in the class,
does not always obey the
31. The judge named Marcus
grandmother his legal guardian.
32.Shanti as well as her cousin
Tonya plays football forher
33.Lee, the oldest boy in the
class is our teachers choice
for class prefect.
34. "You cant have another piece
of chicken, said mother.
35. These application forms require
us to fill in our names
telephone numbers e-mail
and residential addresses.
Read the following poem very carefully 2-3 times
and then answer the questions that follow.
36. According to information given in the poem,
which colour does the boy compare to softness
37. The poem states that boy uses all the human
senses except sight in different situations to
describe the colours, why do you think he does
38. According to information given in the passage,
which colour does boy use to describe the sound
of a musical instrument?
39. How can you tell that the boy most likely has
40. What is the mood of the poem?
Read the following passage very carefully 2-3
times and then answer the questions that follow.
I asked the boy who cannot see,
"And what is colour like?"
"Why green," said he,
"Is like the rustle when the wind blows through
The forest; running water, that is blue;
And red is like a trumpet sound; and pink
Is like the smell of roses; and I think
That purple must be like a thunderstorm;
And yellow is like something soft and warm;
And white is a pleasant stillness when you lie
The colours of stars indicate how hot, and,
therefore, how brilliant they are. The red
stars are the coolest. The yellow stars, like
our sun, are moderately hot, and the white
and blue stars are the hottest. These colours
seem to be related also to the size of the
stars. The biggest stars are red, the stars in
the middle range of size are yellow, and the
smallest stars are the white and blue.
(Adapted from the Science Library)
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