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VOCABULARY / SPELLING / PUNCTUATION
A. Complete each of the following sentences
with a word that is similar in meaning to the
phrase in brackets after each sentence.
His actions were very ________. (not kind)
His actions were very impolite.
__________________ mobile telephones are
very popular among students. (payment in ad-
24. The residents of the building were asked to
____________________ at the muster point
when the fire alarm went off. (get together)
25. The recent floods in North and East Trinidad
made the residents ___________________.
(lack of ease)
B. Add an appropriate prefix to each root word
to form a new word opposite in meaning to
the root word.
26. BELIEF __________________
27 PROPER __________________
C. Underline the word from the brackets which
correctly completes each of the following
The parrots roosted on the tallest palm (trees,
threes) in the Nariva Swamp.
28. Kathy wrote a letter (while, wile) her brother
Ravi spoke to their mother on the telephone.
29. The gardener used some (steaks, stakes) to
prevent the tomato vines from breaking.
30. To mint a (cent, sent, scent) costs more than
its purchasing value.
D. Put in the missing commas (,) to correctly
complete each of the following sentences.
You need not rewrite the sentences.
31. Before I left for school I
washed the dishes took out
the trash watered the plants
and fed the dogs.
white fur a grey tail and
33. I bought these books
magazines and stationery at
34. Mrs. Smith our music teacher
rides a bicycle to school.
35. Leo as well as his brother
Che sings in our school's
SECTION III - COMPREHENSION
Read the following poem very carefully 2-3 times
and then answer the questions that follow:
36. To what does the poet compare the move-
ment of the boat?
37. According to information given in the poem,
what helps the boat to move on the water?
38. Based on information given in the poem, what
was the boat most likely afraid oft?
39. Who do you think is most likely saying this
40. Do you think that someone is sailing a real
boat? Give a reason for your answer.
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
Oh, see my little boat,
How prettily it glides;
Like a bird it seems to float,
Press'd forward by the tides-
By the tides.
The sky is shining brightly,
The fishes dart below,
While my little boat so lightly
Leaps onwards as I row-
As I row.
I would like to be a boat,
And live upon the sea;
So merrily I'd float,
With nought to trouble me-
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But should a storm come near,
And fill me with alarms,
I would row to mother, dear-
My boat should be her arms-
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