Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 11th 2013 Contents SECTION II
VOCABULARY / SPELLING / PUNCTUATION
A. Complete EACH of the following sentences
with a WORD that is SIMILAR in meaning to
those in the brackets after each sentence.
The harsh weather added to the campers’
discomfort. (lack of ease)
23. The athlete from St. Lucia __________________
the marathon. (came in first)
24. When we heard that the streets were flooded,
we __________________ occupied the highest
floor in the building. (without delay)
25. During the rainy season, the rain seems to fall
during the night.
B. Change the SUFFIX in each ROOT WORD to
form a new word OPPOSITE in meaning.
C. Underline the word from the brackets which
correctly completes EACH of the following
The macaws roosted on the tallest palm
(trees, threes) in the Nariva Swamp
28. Before we ran the marathon, our coach gave
us some (advice, advise).
29. I had forgotten to buy the (stationary,
stationery) mother needed when I went to
30. The hounds were unable to follow the (cent,
scent, sent) of the deer.
D. Put in the missing PUNCTUATION MARKS
to correctly complete EACH of the following
sentences. You need not rewrite the sen-
“ Stop”theguard exclaimed
“Where are my boots ”father
“You are not going to Tina’s
party ” mother exclaimed
“Pass the ballto Lee”our
coachshouted, “he has an
opportunityto score a goal”
“Hurrah”the crowd exclaimed
when Latapy scored a goal
SECTION III - COMPREHENSION
Read the following poem very carefully 2-3 times
and then answer the questions that follow:
36. Which line in the poem tells us that Mary
went on her errand alone?
37. According to information given in the passage,
what was most likely the “Dee”?
38. What do you think had happened to Mary
when she went to call the cattle home?
39. Who were most likely the “boatmen”
mentioned in Line 22?
40. What is the mood of the poem?
Read the following passage very carefully 2-3
times and then answer the questions that follow:
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Snacks are an important part
of a growing child’s diet.
Healthy snacks give
children extra energy
and nutrients be-
tween meals. Skip
snack foods and
have some fun
with your child.
Try some of these healthy
snack ideas that are easy to
• Peel a banana and dip it
• Roll banana in crushed
cereal and freeze.
• Spread celery sticks with
peanut butter. Top with raisins.
• Mix together ready-to-eat cereal,
dried fruit and nuts in a sandwich bag
for an on-the-go snack.
• Microwave a small baked potato
and top with a little grated cheddar cheese.
• Sandwich: Spread slices of tomatoes
and cucumbers on a slice of deli turkey.
• Parfait: Layer vanilla yogurt, mandarin
oranges and cubed apples.
Healthy Snack Suggestions
The Sands O’Dee
“O Mary go and call the cattle home,
And call the cattle home,
And call the cattle home,
Across the sands O’Dee!”
The western wind was wild and dank with
6 And all alone went she.
The creeping tide came up along the sand,
And o’er and o’er the sand.
And round and round the sand
As far as eye could see;
The rolling mist came down and hid the land
12 And never home came she.
“Oh is it weed, or fish, or floating hair,
A drowned maiden’s hair
Above the nets at sea?”
Was never salmon yet that shone so fair
Among the stakes on Dee.
18 They brought her in across the rolling foam.
The cruel, crawling foam.
The cruel hungry foam,
To her grave beside the sea.
But still the boatmen hear her call the cattle
Across the sands O’Dee.
Many people consider man to be a “social animal”,
but this thought has also been strongly debated
by many. The main theory put forward to disprove
this idea lies in the belief that social animals not
only live in a single community and divide the ac-
tivities necessary for survival amongst them but
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