Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 23rd 2013 Contents SECTION II
VOCABULARY / SPELLING / PUNCTUATION
A. In each of the following sentences there is a
word that is underlined. For each underlined
word write EITHER another word OR a
phrase that is SIMILAR in meaning.
23. The principal scolded us because we did not
disclose the names of the students who broke
the windowpane. ________________
24. It is wrong to believe that the bite from all
snakes is venomous. ________________
B. In the spaces below, write the APPROPRI-
ATE form of the word in CAPITAL LETTERS
to correctly complete EACH sentence.
Remember to spell correctly.
Mr. Jones, our school principal,
has won the _________________
of all the students because of
“The dog ate my ______________
is a silly excuse for not handing
it in!” our teacher exclaimed.
27. GENEROUS My neighbour, Mrs. Singh is a
very _________________ woman.
The health, safety and
of their children
are the first concerns of most
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. The angry woman (through, threw, true) the
mobile phone out the car.
30. “I (dare, dear, deer) you to hit me!” the angry
D. In the following sentences there are quota-
tion marks missing. Insert the MISSING quo-
tation marks to correctly complete EACH of
the following sentences. You need not
rewrite the sentences.
The dog ate my homework!
“ The dog ate my homework!”
31. Savi and Lee have been
selected to represent our
school in this year’s debating
competition, said our
“We have not lost a debate
yet Chris exclaimed.
“ Our school will win
this year, our teacher said,
Savi and Lee are very good
33. Will we be there to cheer
for them ” Suzie asked.
“ Oh yes! our teacher
exclaimed, “it will be held
at our school this year
SECTION III - COMPREHENSION
Read the poem very carefully 2-3 times and then
answer the questions that follow.
36. According to information given in the poem,
which colour is used to compare the smell of
37. Which phrase in the poem suggests that the
boy is visually impaired?
38. According to information given in the passage,
which colour is used to describe the sound of a
39. Which colour most likely represents “peace
40. What is the mood of the poem?
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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
Of all the different alternative “environmen-
tally friendly” sources of energy, wind energy
is perhaps the one that is most likely the least
used. Wind, air in motion, is caused by the un-
even heating of the earth’s surface by the sun.
Wind energy has been used for thousands of
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I asked the boy who cannot see,
“And what is colour like?”
“Why green, “ said he,
“Is like the rustle when the wind blows through
The forest; running water, that is blue;
And red is like a trumpet sound; and pink
Is like the smell of roses; and I think
That purple must be like a thunderstorm;
And yellow is like something soft and warm;
And white is a pleasant stillness when you lie
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