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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 simi-
lar in meaning.
Our teacher abhors students who do not
speak the truth.
hates; dislikes; detest; does not like.
23. A good supply of vitamins and minerals from
fresh fruits and vegetables protects the body
from many harmful diseases.
24. Although he had served three years on the job,
his employment was terminated without no-
B. In the spaces below, write the APPROPRI-
ATE form of the word in CAPITAL LETTERS
to correctly complete EACH sentence. Re-
member to SPELL correctly.
AGREE Debating teams often disagree
with each other.
25. VISIBLE Gases are _________________; this
means that we cannot see them.
26. ABLE Marcus has the _________________
to perform better in his school
27. ABSENT His __________________ was felt by
all the choir members.
28. ORAL Donna presented her report
_________________ to the class.
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.
29. Ravi could not decide (whether, weather) he
wanted a bicycle or a scooter for his birthday.
29. (Principals, Principles) must insist that
students obey the school rules at all times.
D. In the following sentences there are commas
missing. Insert the MISSING commas to cor-
rectly complete EACH of the following sen-
tences. You do not need to rewrite the
Joe the oldest boy in the class
does not always obey the
Joe, the oldest boy in the
class, does not always obey
the school's rules.
"I am not having a nice day"
32. Susan as well as her sister
Kate plays netball for her
33. I had sausages eggs bread
and orange juice for
34. "Lisa I am depending on
you to help me with my
homework" Martha said.
35. The old lady bought some
oranges grapefruits a
pineapple and a pawpaw at
SECTION III - COMPREHENSION
Read the following passage very carefully 2 -- 3
times and then answer the questions that follow.
Use complete sentences. Use correct grammar
36. What name was given to the "super" conti-
nent formed when all the continents were
37. Find a word or phrase in the passage that is
similar in meaning to each of the following
(a). consequent to _____________________
(c). run into
38. According to the passage, how were the plates
that develop into mountains formed?
39. What most likely created the great pressure
that caused the plates to fold and form moun-
40. What is an appropriate title for the passage?
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
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 pres-
The continents on which we live are made up of
blocks of hard rocks called plates, which float on
a softer layer beneath. It is believed that a long
time ago, all the continents were joined together
as a "super" continent called Pangaea. It is be-
lieved that these plates were formed when Pan-
gaea broke up as a result of the heat which came
from the centre of the earth. These pieces began
to move away from each other and drift in differ-
ent positions and directions. When these plates
collide, they buckle and fold at the edges to form
(Adapted from Our World Environment by Reynolds
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