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41. What does the poet suggest in (line 14)?
A. Her love cannot be restrained
B. Her love is never ending
C. Her love will intensify after death
D. Her love will wane after death
DIRECTION: Read the passage carefully before attempting the questions. Each question has four options, select
the most appropriate answer, based on what is contained or implied in the passage.
DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Effective communication skills are fundamental to success in many aspects of life. Many jobs require strong communi-
cation skills and socially people with improved communication skills usually enjoy better interpersonal relationships with
friends and family.
Effective communication is a key interpersonal skill and by learning how we can improve our communication has many
Communication is a two way process so improving communication involves both how we send and receive messages.
Learn to Listen
Listening is not the same as hearing; learn to listen not only to the words being spoken but how they are being spoken
and the non-verbal messages sent with them. Use the techniques of clarification and reflection to confirm what the other
person has said and avoid any confusion. Try not to think about what to say next whilst listening; instead clear your mind
and focus on the message being received. Your friends, colleagues and other acquaintances will appreciate good listening
Be Aware of Other People's Emotions
Be sympathetic to other people's misfortunes and congratulate their positive landmarks. To do this you need to be aware
of what is going on in other people's lives. Make and maintain eye contact and use first names where appropriate. Do not
be afraid to ask others for their opinions as this will help to make them feel valued.
Consider the emotional effect of what you are saying and communicate within the norms of behaviour acceptable to the
other person. Take steps to become more charismatic.
Empathy is trying to see things from the point-of-view of others. When communicating with others, try not to be judge-
mental or biased by preconceived ideas or beliefs - instead view situations and responses from the other person's per-
spective. Stay in tune with your own emotions to help enable you to understand the emotions of others.
If appropriate, offer your personal viewpoint clearly and honestly to avoid confusion. Bear in mind that some subjects
might be taboo or too emotionally stressful for others to discuss.
Offer words and actions of encouragement, as well as praise, to others. Make other people feel welcome, wanted, valued
and appreciated in your communications. If you let others know that they are valued, they are much more likely to give
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34. "I love thee to the depth and breadth and height," is
the SAME as saying
A. My love is everlasting
B. I love thee to the extreme ends of my being
C. My love goes with thee
D. I love thee purely
35. What technique does the speaker employ in (lines 3
36. The speaker mentions "by sun and candle light," in
A. love that never grows dim
C. day and night
D. love that is seasonal
37. The speaker uses what device in (line 7) to describe
38. What does this line reveal about the speaker's age "In
my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith"?
A. The speaker is a child
B. The speaker is old
C. The speaker has matured
D. The speaker is vulnerable
39. Which of the following lines leads you to believe that
the poet has experience love before?
A. I love thee to the level of every day's
B. I love thee to the level of every day's
C. I shall but love thee better after death
D. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
40. In (lines 13 and 14) the speaker's continued love for
her beloved is dependent on
40. The speaker's abrupt stop in (line 22) signals
A. A change in pace
B. The occurrence of an unexpected event
C. His stay with the ponies was interrupted
D. The end of the poem
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