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Write about any ONE (1) of the following:-
1. Imagine: Your class/ school is having a sports
Day and you have been asked to run a race on
behalf of your class. What race would you run if
you had a choice? Would it be a short distance or
long distance race? How would you prepare for
this race so that you could win it? Think about
these things as you write a story that begins
with the following line: Finally, I was getting a
chance to represent my/ class or school and I
was hoping to do all that was possible to be a
2. Most of you have tasted some type of junk or
fast food, for example, burgers, fried chicken
fries, pizza and so on. What has caused you to
like these fast foods so much? Is there any one
that you prefer? What benefits do you receive
when you eat these foods? Write a story that
begins with the following line: "I really love fast
foods..." OR "I really do not know or understand
why people eat fast foods."
3. Sometimes, we do not understand or may not
be aware that it is important that we should help
others whenever we are given a chance to do so
and even more so if it is a unique or special occa-
sion? Has there ever been an occasion when you
had an opportunity to assist another person in
doing something unusual? What did you do?
Write a letter to a close relative describing any
situation when you had a chance to assist some-
one. Begin your letter with the line: "It's really
good when you can make a meaningful differ-
ence by helping someone..."
SECTION I - GRAMMAR SKILLS
A. Write in another word to replace each of the
following underlined words or phrases.
Sandra (She) bought a beautiful dress (it), yes-
1. The vendors (______________) were selling all
sorts of vegetables (______________) at rea-
2. The smaller girl (______________) had given the
directions to my friends and me.
3. This colorful pencil case (______________) be-
longs to my sister. (______________)
4. Andy, our cricket captain (______________) re-
ceived an award from Ms. Ali, our Principal.
B. Circle one (1) of the words inside the brackets
that can replace each underlined phrase.
That ribbon is my ribbon (ours; mine).
5. This mango is mine but that ripe one is your
mango. (yours; theirs)
6. Their address is close to Port of Spain while our
address (hers; ours) is in South Trinidad.
7. Can you take his snack for him but let them
come for their snack (theirs; his).
8. That gift belongs to her. It is her gift. (yours;
C. Write "Adv." (Adverb) or "Prep." (Preposition)
to describe each underlined word in the follow-
(a) Would you please think it over? (Adv.)
(b) Ms Edwards looked over the document
before making her decision. (Prep.)
9. The children sat around while their mother told
them a story. (_________)
10. The class was told to look down the page and
underline any difficult word. (_________)
11. The players ran around the circle during the
12. The host invited all the guests to sit down.
D. Supply, in the blanks, a suitable action word for
each given word on the left.
PROOF It was difficult to prove that he was
Our grandfather likes to ___________
the days when he was a teenager.
14. MOIST Peter _____________ed a piece of
tissue to clean his sneakers.
15. DANGER His unruly behavior has ________ed
the popularity of the team.
Daddy ______________ed his tea
before drinking it.
E. Change each of the following sentences into
(S1) The secretary advised the patient that his
appointment was postponed until the
(S2) The secretary advised the patient, "Your
appointment is postponed until tomorrow."
17. The children asked their grandparents whether
they could visit them sometime during the fol-
18. Ms. Thomas enquired from Adam and Ellen why
they were so late that morning.
F. Each of the following sentences contains an
error. Read each sentence well, underline the
error then write only the correction inside the
We were willing to have visited our friend during
the weekend. (to visit)
19. They themself will assist you if you need help.
20. Sheema and him are in the same class.
21. The three girls were arguing with each other.
22. These are my magazines but yours' are on the
VOCABULARY / SPELLING / PUNCTUATION
A. In each of the following sentences there is a
word underlined. Write another word or phrase
that can be used instead of the underlined
word without changing the meaning of the
sentence where it is found.
Example: The dog leaped over the tall fence.
Answer: The dog jumped over the tall fence.
23. Wolves and foxes are believed to be the ances-
tors of dogs.
24. Wolves and foxes are carnivores and hunt in
25. The members of the pack corner their prey and
take turns to attack.
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