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VOCABULARY / SPELLING / PUNCTUATION
A. Underline the word that is incorrectly spelt
in EACH of the following sentences and then
write the correct spelling in the spaces pro-
I was late for school this mourning. morning
23. Susan was happy to learn that she had jumped
higher than she did in her last trail.
24. Our class new teaching asisstant is very
friendly and considerate. ________________
25. Plays written by Shakespeare in the 14th cen-
tury are more relavant today than they were
B. In the spaces below, write the APPROPRI-
ATE form of the word in CAPITAL LETTERS
to correctly complete EACH sentence. Re-
member to spell correctly.
FAIL Success is never final nor failure
26. FORTUNE We were not as _______________
as Andy to get a ride to school this
27 ENGAGE Due to a prior _________________,
the Minister could not attend our
school's graduation exercise.
C. In each of the following sentences there is a
word that is underlined. For EACH underlined
word write EITHER another word OR a
phrase that is similar in meaning.
Mavis and her friends were afraid to enter the
abandoned house even though it was raining
28. The security officer was fined because he had
deserted his post.
26. Seeds that are dispersed by wind are usually
light and feathery. ______________________
27. The cat's eyes appeared to be dilated when
the lights were turned off. __________________
D. In EACH of the following sentences there are
TWO punctuation marks missing. Insert the
missing punctuation marks to correctly com-
plete EACH sentence.
You DO NOT have to rewrite the sentences.
Look out! shouted Mr. Singh.
"Look out!" shouted Mr. Singh.
31. Fathers books were scattered
on his bedrooms floor.
32. "Ive to attend a Red Cross
meeting this afternoon so Ill
not be taking the bus home,"
33. Have you finished reading the
book I lent you, Sue "asked
34. Diego like his sister Toya
can speak both English and
35. Although Sean tried very hard,
he couldnt move the couch
without his brothers help
SECTION III - COMPREHENSION
Read the following passage and poem very care-
fully 2-3 times and then answer the questions
36. Which word in the passage suggests that the
turkey was large in size?
37. Give a word or phrase that can be used to
replace each of the following words taken
from the passage without changing the mean-
ing of the sentences in which they are found:
(a). exhausted __________________________
(b). content __________________________
38. What is the family relationship between Sara
39. Who do you think was most likely the "chubby
little old man" who sat in Daryl's easy chair?
40. Why do you think the "chubby little old man"
said he was late?
The voice made Daryl jump. Sitting in Daryl's easy
chair, smoking a pipe, was a chubby little old man
with a white beard. His red suit was soiled and
torn. His eyes had a twinkle that made Daryl rec-
ognize him at once.
Before Daryl could speak a word, he was gone. He
rubbed his eyes, not sure of their accuracy.
(Adapted from, It Happened one Christmas by
Daniel 'Chip' Ciammaichella)
Later that evening, Daryl laid back in the easy
chair. The combination of all the excitement of
the last day, especially cooking the 'great' turkey
for the Christmas dinner, had exhausted him. He
didn't try to rationalize the events of the day.
That could be done later, after a good night's
sleep. For now, he was content at admitting that
Christmas was indeed a magical day. He got up
and went to the kitchen to turn off the lights.
Sara, his mother, had already gone up to bed, and
he was anxious to snuggle up in his nice warm
bed. He flipped the switch and returned to the liv-
"I told you I was running late."
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