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Write about any ONE (1) of the following:-
1. Have you ever been locked out of your house ac-
cidentally? What do you think your pet might do
if it was accidentally forgotten inside your
house? Imagine: You are a pet (choose any ani-
mal) and one day, your master accidentally locks
you inside the house. How did you feel when you
realized that you were forgotten inside? What
did you do with all that freedom that you sud-
denly could enjoy, in a place where you always
wanted to be? Write a story that begins with
the following lines: "Oh! How I have longed to
have an opportunity as this one. I intended to
enjoy myself to the fullest extent...."
2. Let's suppose: Sometimes you eat food from the
school's cafeteria but what is served there is re-
ally not your favorite food. Write a letter to the
owner of the cafeteria, convincing him/ her to
put your favorite food on the menu"
3. Most of you have cell phones while others also
have I pads. Most us also have the use of a com-
puter, either at work, at school or at home. Is
here any machine or piece of equipment that you
think you could not live without? Write a story
that begins with the following line: "I really do
not know what I would do if one day, I no longer
have the use of a (name the machine or equip-
SECTION I - GRAMMAR SKILLS
A. Replace each underlined word or phrase with a
My sister, Arlene (She) has three close friends
1. The taxis (___________) were parked near the
2. Tomorrow, Mummy and I (___________) will
visit the dentist (___________) at his office in
3. Mrs. Davis (___________) put the three fishes
(___________) into the aquarium.
4. During the weekend, Denise and her brother
(___________) will meet our Aunt Karen
(___________) at the airport.
B. Write 'Adv.' (adverb) or 'Prep.' (Preposition) to
describe the underlined word in each of the
(S1) The guests sat down as soon as they
entered the room. (Adv.)
(S2) Next weekend, we will take a trip down the
5. Come over whenever you are ready.
6. The canoes floated down the river.
7. During the race. the children had to jump over
the buckets. (____________)
8. You can sit down as soon as you enter.
C. Write in the longer form of each of the follow-
ing underlined words/ phrases
Shouldn't we (Should we not) tell them about
9. I do not know if we'd (____________) be able to
accompany you to the party.
10. Why aren't you (____________) at school,
11. Can you inform us if you're (____________) visit-
ing us, later, today?
12. If it weren't (____________) for us, you would
have missed the bus.
D. Underline the words which you think are un-
necessary in the following sentences then
rewrite each sentence in its correct form.
(S1) The villagers strongly and vigorously
opposed the setting off of fireworks near
(S2) The villagers strongly opposed the setting
off of fireworks near their homes.
11. That flight departs at 10 p.m. in the night, daily.
14. The racer speedily rode his bicycle at tremen-
dous pace during the long distance event.
15. We rarely and indeed, hardly see our cousins dur-
ing the year.
16. Daddy evenly spread the peanut butter
smoothly over the piece of toast bread.
E. Tick (________) one (1) of the words in brack-
ets to complete each of the following sen-
We could have (help ; helped) you if we had
(knew ; known) earlier..
17. The squirrel (sprung ; sprang) on to the next
branch on (hearing ; heard) the loud voices of
the boys, below.
18. After the early showers (fell ; fallen) the sun had
19. While ( eaten ; eating ) his breakfast, Tim ( got ;
get ) an important telephone call from his uncle,
F. Each of the following sentences contains an
error. Read the sentences well, underline each
error, then write only the correction in the
A good athlete eats well, disciplines himself and
know about his sport. (knows) the same tense
must be used throughout the sentence.
20. My brother and him are in the same class.
21. Lloyd's and Lena's supermarket is situated near
our school. (___________)
22. You should try and leave as early as possible.
VOCABULARY / SPELLING / PUNCTUATION
A. Complete EACH of the following sentences
with a word that is similar in meaning to the
phrase in the brackets after each sentence.
His actions towards the old lady were
very____________. (not kind)
His actions towards the old lady were very impo-
lite. (not kind)
23. It is wise that adults should always
__________________ movies before children
seem them. (see in advance)
24. The flight attendants announced that it was
now time for the passengers to
____________________ the aeroplane. (get off)
25. The harsh weather added to the homeless chil-
dren's ___________________. (lack of ease)
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