Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 17th 2013 Contents SECTION II
VOCABULARY / SPELLING / PUNCTUATION
A. In each of the following sentences there is
a word that is underlined. Replace EACH
word by using another word or phrase that
is SIMILAR in meaning.
Our teacher abhors students who do not speak
Our teacher dislikes students who do not speak
hates; detests; does not like.
23. Drinking eight glasses of water every day
assists the body to get rid of many harmful
24. Martin had served the company well for the past
three years, therefore he was upgraded to the
position of manager.
B. In the spaces below, write the APPROPRIATE
form of the word in CAPITAL LETTERS to
correctly complete EACH sentence.
Remember to SPELL correctly.
AGREE Debating teams often disagree
with each other.
25. ATTEND The principal reminded us that our
parents'_______________ at today's
PTA meeting is very important.
Our coach told Joe that he has the
_______________ to perform better
at football matches.
27. ANXIOUS His __________________ was
demonstrated in his speech.
The homeless man wandered
______________________ on the
C. Underline the word in brackets that correctly
completes EACH sentence.
(Spare, Spear) the rod and spoil the child.
Spare the rod and spoil the child.
Now do these:
29. During the rainy season it is not unusual to see
bolts of (lightning, lightening) flashing across
30. Cheryl was not sure (weather, whether) to wear
boots or sneakers to go hiking.
D. In the following sentences there are two
PUNCTUATION MARKS missing. Insert the
missing PUNCTUATION MARKS to correctly
complete EACH of the following sentences.
You do not need to rewrite the sentences.
Joe the oldest boy in the class does not always
obey the schools rules.
Joe, the oldest boy in the class, does not always
obey the school's rules.
Now do these:
31. "Im not going to school today"
32.Sean his brother Kyle and his
cousins Peter and Leo play
cricket for their school.
33. "Scientists believe that in a
thousand years the earth
could be totally covered by
water said our teacher.
34.Michael I am depending on you
to help me with my homework"
35.Father bought some oranges
grapefruits a pineapple and
a pawpaw at the market.
SECTION III - COMPREHENSION
A. Read the following passage very carefully
2 -- 3 times and then answer the questions that
follow. Use complete sentences. Use correct
grammar and spelling.
36. What is the name of the "super continent"
formed when all the continents were joined
37. Write a word or phrase similar (same) in
meaning to each of the following words
taken from the passage:
38. According to information given in the passage,
how were the plates that develop into moun-
39. What most likely created the great pressure
that caused the plates to fold and form
40. What is a suitable title for the passage?
Geologists, people who study the earth, believe that
the mountains of the world were formed as a result
of the folding of rocks under great pressure.
The continents on which we live are made up of
blocks of hard rocks called plates, which float on a
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softer stratum beneath. It is believed that a long time
ago, all the continents were joined together as a "super
continent" called Pangaea. It is believed that these
plates were formed when Pangaea broke up as a re-
sult of the heat which came from the core of the earth.
These pieces began to move away from each other
and drift in different positions and directions. When
these plates collide, they buckle and fold at the edges
to form mountains.
(Adapted from Our World Environment by
Reynolds & Vassell)
• Make sure your child
eats breakfast. Break-
fast provides children
with the energy they
need to listen and
learn in school.
• Set a regular time for
family meals and eat together
as a family for at least one
meal a day.
• Serve water, low-fat milk
or 100% fruit juice more often
Mealtime tips: than sugar-sweet-
ened sodas and
• Introduce new
foods, vegetables and
fruits at mealtime
• Offer fresh
fruit for dessert.
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