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Write about any ONE (1) of the following:-
1. Most of us look forward to the weekend, a time
when we can take a break from our studies and
relax a bit, even though, sometimes this can be
just for a few hours. If you had the whole week-
end for yourself, what are some of the main
things that you would do? Write a story that
begins with the line "My idea of a fun weekend
2. Most of you probably own something that you
would never give away, something that may
have or may not have cost much. However , over
the years you have never thought about giving it
away and have decided to keep it for many dif-
ferent reasons. Write a letter to a friend or rela-
tive , naming this object and giving reasons, in
detail, why you like it so much and why you will
never get rid of it.
3. Many of you possess a certain skill that you can
teach to someone. This may be an ability to re-
pair things, to do interesting craft items, for ex-
ample, making design patterns, making kites, to
bake, to cook and so on. What is it that you can
really teach others? Write an account about
that ability that you have and which begins
with the following line "I know that it's really
good to share what you know with someone
SECTION I - GRAMMAR SKILLS
A. Underline one (1) of the words in the brackets
to complete the following sentences.
Either Sammy and Keith or Jenny (is; are) going
to accompany you.
1. Our class (has; have) already visited the Mu-
2. Just call me if any one of you (want; wants)
3. Neither the pineapple nor the mangoes (is; are)
in the bag.
4. Cheryl, along with her two brothers (has; have)
already left for school
B. Rewrite the following sentences in the Active
(S1) Mr. Roberts was given an appointment by
the doctor's secretary for the following
(S2) The doctor's secretary gave an
appointment to Mr. Roberts for the
5. Each week, two games are being played by our
school's football team
6. The elderly woman had been assisted by a few
boys in changing a tyre in her car.
7. Tomorrow, Daryl and his sister will be taught
how to play table tennis by the school's coach.
C. Write in each blank, one of the words in brack-
ets that will describe each of the underlined
It was uncomfortable to drink the sour juice in
the glass. (delicious; sour)
8. You must be very careful when you drive on a
_______________ road. (bumpy; straight)
9. The _______________, loud thunder had caught
us by surprise. (sudden; continuous)
10. Daisy's kitten is so ________________ that he
romps for the whole day. (naughty; playful)
11. The __________________ driver refused to listen
to the policeman's instructions. (obstinate; cour-
D. Use a suitable form of each given word to com-
plete the following sentences.
SELL Selling an old car could be a difficult
12. RISE The children had ______________ long
before seven a.m. to go to the beach.
13. CUT My sister injured her finger while
___________ the vegetables.
14. SWEAR The witness had _______________ to tell
15. RING The lunch bell is usually ______________
at half past eleven.
E. Tick off the correct word within the brackets
to complete the following sentence,
We will not leave (if ; until) you arrive.
16. (Unless; Although) it was a bit expensive,
Mummy still bought two kilos of sorrel.
17. My family loves to visit Pigeon Point (whenever;
wherever) we travel to Tobago.
18 Ms. Samuel's appointment was postponed
(until; because) the doctor had an emergency
19. Tomorrow, my friend will inform me (if ; unless)
she will still be visiting.
F. Each of the following sentences contains an
error. Read the sentences well, underline each
error then write only the correction inside the
Neither he nor her has ever met us. (she) - The
Subject pronoun is needed here.
20. The design on those exquisite dresses were
done quite skilfully. (__________________)
21 She, I recognise, but who are you?
22. They'll not arrive on time because they are walk-
ing too slow. (__________________)
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VOCABULARY / SPELLING / PUNCTUATION
A. In each of the following sentences there is a
word or phrase that is underlined. Replace
EACH word or phrase by using another word
or phrase that is similar in meaning.
Our teacher abhors students who do not speak
hates; dislikes; detest; does not like.
23. During our flight from Tobago, we saw the vast
expanse of the Caroni Swamp. _______________
24. On hearing the news about his brother's acci-
dent, Martin left the room in haste.
B. Add an appropriate SUFFIX to each ROOT
WORD to form a new word SIMILAR in mean-
ing to the phrase in (brackets)
25. JUDGE __________________ (decision
passed down by a judge or the
26. COLOUR __________________ (having no
colour like water)
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