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A. SPELLING & VOCABULARY:
There are some words that are pronounced the
same but are spelled differently and have dif-
Here are some examples of such words:
In each of the following sentences there is one (1)
Underline the spelling error in EACH sentence
below and then write the correct spelling for each
word in the spaces provided.
"In the Caribbean it never rains but it poors!" ex-
claimed Ravi. pours
1. Hears and rabbits belong to the same family of
2. In the countryside at knights we can hear the
sounds of insects chirping.
3. After running the marathon, Martin's hart was
beating rather fast. _____________
"Please weight a moment for me," said Lee, "I still
have to brush my hair." _______________
5. The bank teller examined the checks to make
sure that the depositor had signed them.
Consonant blends that look different but sounds
(a). "-ch" that sounds like "-k"
chaos Christmas anchor ache stomach
(b). "-ch" that sounds like "-sh"
Words with "-qu" that nearly always make the
sound of "-kw"
Some words with "-qu" make the sound "-k"
quay unique conquer picturesque
Fill in the spaces in the words in the sentences
below (one space represents one letter):
Some people prefer to use a cheque rather than
_ iet you could have heard a
7. A s_ _are is a shape with all its sides and angles
8. The ship's an_
_ or was caught between two
9. Mother was given a sewing ma_ _ ine on her
10. The artist drew a few sket_
visited his studio.
B. PUNCTUATION MARKS:
(i) Ending sentences using the full stop or period
(.); question mark (?) or exclamation
We use different punctuation marks to end sen-
tences based on what type of sentences they are.
You would her learned that there are usually three
(3) types of sentences:
1. A Statement:
This type of sentence usually gives us informa-
tion especially when a question is asked or when
an explanation or clarification is needed about
something or someone.
A period or full stop (.) is used to end this type
EXAMPLE 1: I am ten years old.
EXAMPLE 2: Michael and his friends went to
the zoo on Sunday.
2. A Question:
This type of sentence is one that seeks informa-
tion, an explanation or clarification of an issue.
This type of sentence usually begins with the
words "How", "When", "Where", "What", or
"Why". Sometimes it also starts with the words
"May" or "Can".
A question mark (?) is used to end this type of
EXAMPLE 1: "Where are you going?" asked
EXAMPLE 2: What did you and your friends do
EXAMPLE 3: May I have another slice of bread?
3. An Exclamation:
This type of sentence usually expresses a strong
desire or feeling. It is also used to express a com-
mand or order.
An Exclamation mark or point (!) is used to end
this type of sentence.
EXAMPLE 1: "Stop!" the guard shouted.
EXAMPLE 2: "I'm angry about it!" mother
In EACH of the following sentences insert the
missing punctuation marks to correctly end EACH
sentence. You DO NOT have to rewrite the sen-
EXAMPLE: Rice and peas is a popular dish in the
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knight -- night
wood -- would
weather -- whether
taught -- thought
bare -- bear
which -- witch
whole -- hole, hold
peace -- piece
lead -- led
poor -- pour
check -- cheque
our -- hour
past -- passed
its -- it's
know -- no
knew -- new
hare -- hear, hair
cue -- queue
air -- heir, ear, ere
weight -- wait
fought -- forth, fourth for -- four, fore
steak -- stake
maid -- made
weigh -- way
awl -- all
rare -- rear
rite -- right, write
key -- quay
two -- to, too
threw -- true, through nose -- knows
shore -- sure
not -- knot
tolled -- told
straight -- strait
wrong -- rung
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