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DIRECTION: A word has been omitted from each sen-
tence. Read each sentence carefully and select the word
which best conveys the meaning of the sentence.
11. Working in a customer service environment enabled
me to develop my ..................... skills.
12. When you examine the .................. for those occupations
on the higher end of the pay scale globally, marketing,
engineering and information technology occupy the
13. As drivers and road users, we are all well aware of the
........................ of driving under the influence of alcohol, yet
many of us disregard the law.
14. In an effort to secure .................. for the company, the en-
trepreneur was requested to submit a business plan
and financial statements.
15. Children of all ages seem to be quite.............. by the vari-
ous forms of technology.
DIRECTION: Review each sentence carefully. You are re-
quired to reconstruct each sentence using one of the four
options given. When reconstructing the sentences be
careful not to distort the original meaning of the sen-
16. Geriatric nursing is a thankless profession which re-
quire extreme patience.
Replace Geriatric nursing with: When caring for the
A. you are required
B. you require
C. you required
D. your requirements
17. When you deliver the garments you will get your
Begin the sentence with: I am willing
A. to give you
B. too give your
C. to give your
D. too give you
DIRECTION: In the following sentences, one of the un-
derlined words may be misspelled. Identify the mis-
spelled word in each sentence based on the options given
A, B, C. If no error exists mark your answer D.
1. Eating a breakfast that is fortiffied with vitamins
and minerals makes a difference in the way you feel.
2. In his acceptence speech, the actor neglected to
recognise the efforts of his agent and production
team. No Error
3. Finding a location within the cafeteria that is
condusive to studying is quite unlikely. No Error
4. Have you ever considered the tenants of good
Leadership? No Error
5. When you look at the architecture designs of present
day it is interesting to see how much our landscape
has changed in the past 20 years. No Error
DIRECTION: Read the following sentences carefully. No
sentence contains more than one error. Some of the sen-
tences are incorrect because on grammar, vocabulary or
idiom. Identify the part of the sentence which is incor-
rect and select the letter which corresponds with your
answer. If the sentence is appropriate as it stands mark
your answer D.
6. The indiscriminate dumping of refuge into our rivers
and streams pollutes our water courses. No Error
7. I was at a restaurant with friends when I discovered
that I had misplace my bank card. No Error
8. Lent is a period of prayer and fasting observe by
Christians around the world. No Error
9. There's two shopping malls situated within close
proximity to the hotel. No Error
10. Giselle is one of the few graduates that has
surpassed the expectations of the teachers. No Error
18. As they celebrated his win, the boy was lifted into
Begin the sentence with: The boy's achievement
A. is celebrated
B. are celebrated
C. was celebrated
D. were celebrated
19. People who live in glass houses are ill-advised to
Change ill-advised to are advised
A. to throw
B. not to throw
C. throw anyway
D. do not throw
20. When the dust settled, the destruction which was
caused by the fire became visible.
Replace became visible with was not visible
A. until the dust had settled
B. after the dust settled
C. when the dust settled
D. as the dust settled
DIRECTIONS: Read the passage carefully before at-
tempting the questions. Each question has four possi-
ble answers, select the most appropriate answer, based
on what is contained or implied in the passage.
THE SOLAR SYSTEM
The Solar System is made up of all the planets that orbit our
Sun. In addition to planets it consists of moons, comets, as-
teroids, minor planets, and dust and gas.
Everything in the Solar System orbits or revolves around the
Sun. The Sun contains around 98% of all the material in the
Solar System. The larger the object is, the more gravity it
has. Because the Sun is so large, its powerful gravity at-
tracts all the other objects in the Solar System towards it.
At the same time, these objects, which are moving very rap-
idly, try to fly away from the Sun, outward into the empti-
ness of outer space. The result of the planets trying to fly
away, at the same time that the Sun is trying to pull them
inward is, they are become trapped half-way in between.
Balanced between flying towards the Sun, and escaping into
space, they spend eternity orbiting around their parent star.
The creation of the Solar System took place billions of years
before there were any people around to witness it. Our own
evolution is tied closely to the evolution of the Solar System.
Thus, without understanding from where the Solar System
came, it is difficult to comprehend how mankind came to be.
Scientists believe that the Solar System evolved from a
giant cloud of dust and gas. They believe that this dust and
gas began to collapse under the weight of its own gravity.
As it did so, the matter contained within began moving in a
giant circle, much like the water in a drain moves around the
centre of the drain in a circle.
At the centre of this spinning cloud, a small star began to
form. This star grew larger and larger as it collected more
and more of the dust and gas that collapsed into it.
Further away from the centre of this mass where the star
was forming, there were smaller clumps of dust and gas
that were also collapsing. The star in the centre eventually
ignited forming our Sun, while, the smaller clumps became
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