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VOCABULARY / SPELLING / PUNCTUATION
A. 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.
Success is never final nor failure
Now do these:
23. FREE _________________ of speech is a
characteristic of a democratic
24. PERMIT The principal did not give us
________________ to hold our class
party during school hours.
25. ENTER The ___________________ to the
dilapidated building was blocked.
The soil sample consisted of a
_______________ of sand, clay and
B. In the spaces below, write a word or phrase
to replace the word or phrase that is under-
lined in EACH sentence without changing
the meaning of the sentence. Remember to
The wind helps to disperse the seeds from
the cedar tree.
The wind helps to scatter the seeds from the
27. Our class teacher has been upgraded to the
position of Vice Principal.
28. The applicants for the vacant position were
notified of the date for the interview.
29. We have to pay for the tickets in advance to
ensure that we get good seats.
30. Citizens as well as visitors must comply with
the laws of a country. ____________________
C. Insert the missing PUNCTUATION MARKS
to correctly complete EACH sentence.
You DO NOT have to rewrite the sentences.
Jasmine our teams captain,
lives on my street.
Jasmine, our team's captain,
lives on my street.
31. One fine day as I was
walking in the park I met a
friend whom I hadn't seen
32. Linda Vashti Ako and Lee
visited Disney during the
33.Mrs. Wong my Science
teacher is a very patient
34. Do you know where I hid
35. My uncle who lives in
London is very rich.
SECTION III - COMPREHENSION
Read the following passage very carefully 2-3
times and then answer the questions that follow.
36. According to information given in the passage,
what is the main factor responsible for giving
the ocean its blue colour?
37. Which country was Sir Chandrasekhar
Venkata Raman most likely from?
38. Give a word or phrase that is SIMILAR in
meaning to EACH of the following words
taken from the passage:
(ii). penetrates ________________________
(iii). scattered ________________________
39. According to information given in the passage,
what factor is responsible for the colour of the
40. What is a suitable title for the passage?
Some seas are oddly coloured. The Red Sea often
looks red because of red algae that live in this sea.
The Black Sea looks almost black because it has
a high concentration of hydrogen sulfide (which
(Extract from Enchanted Learning).
Sunlight is made up of all the colors of the rainbow
- red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. Some
of the sunlight is reflected off the surface of the
water, reflecting the color of the sky. Some of the
sunlight penetrates the water and is scattered
by ripples and particles in the water (this tinges
the appearance of the ocean with the color of the
particles). In deep water, much of the sunlight is
scattered by the oxygen in the water, and this
scatters more of the blue light.
Water absorbs more of the red light in sunlight;
the water also enhances the scattering of blue
light. Sir Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman (an Indian
physicist) won the Nobel prize in 1930 for his work
on light and whose work informed the explanation
of why the ocean is blue.
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