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Do any one (1) of the following:-
1. Have you ever experienced a morning when
everything seemed to go wrong? How did you
cope with this? Write a story that ends with
the following line:- "... I am so happy that this
day has come to an end."
2. Sometimes, you look back to the days when a
particular stuffed toy or game meant so much
to you. Write a letter to a close friend telling
him/her about this, giving reasons, in detail,
why you valued this thing the most from
among all the other toys or games.
3. Do you think that it is important to have hon-
est parents/guardians, those who share with
you everything that affects your life at pres-
ent or which will affect your life in the near
future? Write a letter to a close friend, that
begins with the following line: "I really appreci-
ate that I have honest parents/guardians..."
SECTION I - GRAMMAR SKILLS
A. Underline the Subject and bracket off
the Direct Object in each of the following
On entering the supermarket, our parents
met (their friends, Clyde and Janice).
1. Yesterday, during our visit to the park, Mike
and Charlie played a game of catch.
2. Leandra, together with her sisters will visit
their grandparents next weekend.
"Did you see the exciting cricket finals on
4. For two tiring hours, the boxers fought each
other for the championship belt.
B. Underline the Preposition Phrase in each of
the following sentences.
To reach the nearest mangoes, the boys had
to climb over the wall.
"After the break, we will play some games",
the teacher told the little children.
6. You must be very careful whenever you are
walking under that ladder.
7. At the top of the branch hung the ripest and
8. The hikers had to travel across a few hilly
C. Tick off ( ) a suitable word, from those
given, to complete each of the following
sentences. (Use each underlined word as a
As we entered the yard the (fluffy; vicious)
dog suddenly attacked us.
9. Traveling on an (unpaved; long) road is very
challenging to most drivers.
10. Amazing facts about our country are usually
(truthful; interesting) our cricket captain.
11. An echo is truly a most (mysterious;
12. The farmer tried not to damage the (green;
delicate) buds on the fruit trees.
D. Rewrite each sentence in its correct form.
(S1) While passing under the ladder, the
hammer fell unexpectedly to the ground,
close to her.
(S2) While she was passing under the ladder,
the hammer fell, unexpectedly, to the ground
close to her.
13. Mr. Davis placed the tools on the table which
he had just borrowed.
14. The foreman decided to try to do as much
work as possible to have their lunch early for
very good reasons.
15. When eating, it is always healthy to, if you
wish to benefit most from foods, have a
E. Write a Noun or Adj. (Adjective) to describe
each of the following underlined words.
(S1) The wrapper put mom's groceries into a
large paper bag. (Adj.)
(S2) Please pass me that piece of paper on
the table. (Noun.)
16. Last week, Sarita was suffering from a terrible
17. This pot is made of metal. (____________)
18. The children enjoy a cold drink after playing in
the hot sun. (____________)
19. The metal posts were pounded into the
F. The following sentences each contain an
error. Underline the error then write only the
correction within the brackets.
A person such like he should never have done
20. Weather you come or not, we have to finish
this by four p.m. sharp. (____________)
21. Unfortunately, during the accident, the car
skidded and went of the road. (____________)
22. All but Wendy is already seated in the room.
petabit). At the current rate of
computer chip development, that
figure can be reached in about 35
years. However, that represents just
memory capacity, not the extremely
complex processes of thought
creation and emotions.
But consider this: for all the
complexity of the brain, you still
have only one thought at a time.
Make it a positive thought.
The human brain
consists of more than 100
billion neurons (nerve
cells) through which the
brain's commands are sent in
the form of electric pulses. These
pulses travel at more than 400
km/h (250 mph), creating enough
electricity to power a light bulb.
The brain consumes more
energy than any other organ,
burning up a whopping one-fifth
of the food we take in.
It is estimated that the mental
capacity of a 100-year old human
with perfect memory could be
represented by computer with 10
to the power of 15 bits (one
All about Brain power!
by Mark A. Hicks, illustrator.
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