Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 8th 2016 Contents 40. a. 12 spaces = 360 degrees
1 space = 360 degrees divided
by 12 = 360/12 degrees
2 spaces = 360/12 x 2/1 =
Answer: 60 degrees
b. 5 spaces = 360/12 x 5/1
degrees = 150 degrees
Answer: 150 degrees
41. a. Fraction of students watched
Tennis = 8/40
Percent of students watched
Tennis = 8/40 x 100/1 % = 20%
b. 10/40 = 1/4
42. Area of bigger rectangle =
Area of smaller rectangle =
Difference = 368 -- 81 = 287 square
Answer: 287 square cm
43. 360 degrees = 140 degrees + 140
360 degrees = 280 degrees + 2x
360 degrees -- 280 degrees =
280 degrees -- 280 degrees + 2x
80 degrees = 2x
80/2 degrees = 2x/2
40 degrees = x
Answer: 40 degrees
44. 360 degrees -- (110 degrees + 70
degrees + 46 degrees) = 134 de-
Answer: 134 degrees
45. Area of triangle A =
1/2 x base (b) x height (h) =
Area of triangle B = 1/2 x 24/1 x 9/1
square cm = 108 square cm
108 divided by 27 = 4
Answer: Area of triangle A is 27
square cm, Area of triangle B is
108 square cm, Area of triangle B
is 4 times greater than Area of tri-
46. Fraction not used for growing
Fraction not used for growing sea-
soning (lawn) = (5/5 -- 2/5 = 3/5) of
Percent used for the lawn =
Answer: 37 1/2%
1. This is the best that I can do for
2. Tomorrow, we will have a surprise
birthday party for our sister. (Ad-
3. Several of the players had already
left the field. (Pronoun)
4. They had visited that place, be-
5. There was a need (for ; of) much
assistance for the family, after the
6. After running the long marathon,
Jessie almost fainted (with ; from)
7. At lunch time, Anna usually prefers
spaghetti (than ; to) rice.
8. Our coach was extremely de-
lighted (with ; about) our victory
in the finals.
9. STIR Daddy stirred his tea well
before sipping it.
10. LEAD The bandits had led the
police to the place where
the money was hidden.
11. SHAKE The boys shook the
remaining ripe mangoes
off the tall tree.
12. BEAR Our cherry tree has borne
many more fruits, this
13. Didn't (him ; he) assist us when
(we; us) were stranded, last week?
14. Can (she ; her) inform them that
that (they ; them) too, are invited?
15. We will tell you as soon as (she ;
her) contacts us.
16. Is it (she ; her) whom (he ; him)
17. Either my brother or my cousins
(are ; is) going to help you, tomor-
18. (Isn't ; Aren't) you my mom's clos-
19. A gift, together with several differ-
ent snacks (were ; was) given to
each guest at the Christmas party.
20. While walking, the little boy fell in
the pond. (into) - incorrect expres-
21. Everyone thinks that this restau-
rant's food is superior than the
others on Main Street. (to) - incor-
22. That kind of a person always does
well in life. (kind of) - not part of
23. Parents should always preview
movies before their children see
them. (see in advance)
24. The passengers were asked to dis-
embark the aeroplane at gate
fourteen. (get off)
25. The harsh weather added to the
campers' discomfort. (lack of
26. HUMANE inhumane
27. ABILITY disability
28. The macaws roosted on the tallest
palm (trees, threes) in the Nariva
29. The driver engaged the school-bus'
(brakes, breaks) when he began
descending the steep hill.
30. Long ago women who were
caught practicing witchcraft were
tied to wooden (steaks, stakes)
and burnt to death.
31. Before we watched
television, we washed
the dishes, watered the
plants and fed the
32.Our new pet dog has
a coat of white fur, a
brown tail and black
33.I bought these books,
magazines and station
ery at the bookstore.
34.Mr.Osuna, the town's
librarian, lives on my
35.Sonya, as well as her
brother Melvin, has
been invited to Oma's
36. The phrase, "always hailed with
shouts of greatest joy," suggests
that the New Year's Babe is usu-
ally welcomed with happiness.
37. The phrase "big resolves" refers
to the resolutions (promises) that
people say they will keep in the
38. The phrase "turn a fresh new
leaf" most likely means to stop
doing certain things and to start
over doing things the "right" way.
(It is often referred to as starting
one's life over").
39. "Welcoming the New Year" is an-
other suitable title for the poem.
(Pupils may give other reasonable
40. The poet is most likely describing
the start (birth) of the New Year
as the "New Year Babe."
41. According to the information in
the passage, New Years Day is the
world's most celebrated holiday.
42. The writer most likely described
New Year's Day as the most ac-
tive-minded holiday because it is
the time when almost everyone
think about the things they did in
the year gone by (old year) and
make resolutions (promises) of
things they will do in the New Year.
43. The one activity that most people
all over the world do on New Year's
Day is to make resolutions
(promises) of things they will do in
the New Year.
44. The phrase "champagne glass of
life" most likely means one's heart
45. The writer most likely said that
the meaning or significance of
New Year's Day is very difficult to
describe because it means differ-
ent things for different people.
46. "The Value of New Year" is an-
other suitable title for the passage.
(Pupils may give other reasonable
47. Good cheer, hope, success, good
health and love are the five things
the writer used to describe the
48. The man described himself as a
failure to the New Year.
49. The man most likely valued "good
health" the most.
50. The New Year's visitor was also
asking the man to open the "door"
to his heart.
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