Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : December 18th 2013 Contents SECTION II
VOCABULARY / SPELLING / PUNCTUATION
A. In the spaces below, write the appropriate
form of the word in CAPITAL LETTERS
to correctly complete each sentence.
Remember to spell correctly.
Success is never final nor
failure ever fatal.
Hasely Crawford, the
Trinidadian Olympic gold
winner, will always be
remembered for his great
24. ADMINISTER The __________________ of
justice in Trinidad and Tobago
is the responsibility of the
Chief Justice's Office.
B. 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.
Mavis and her friends were afraid to enter the
abandoned house even though it was raining
Mavis and her friends were afraid to enter the
deserted house even though it was raining
25. Children living in very remote areas in Trinidad
and Tobago experience great difficulty in
accessing transportation to get to school.
26. Maria intended to write a letter to her sister
who lives in London. __________________
27. The children were very elated when they
learnt that they were going on a field trip to
the La Brea pitch lake.
C. Underline the word that is incorrectly spelt
in each of the following sentences and then
write the correct spelling in the spaces
I was late for school this mourning. morning
28. It was very difficult to seperate the twin
29. Marc was not as fourtunate as I was to get a
ride home from school the day the city
30. I would always be greatly indeathed to you for
the kindness you have shown me.
D. In EACH of the following sentences there
are TWO punctuation marks missing. Insert
the missing punctuation marks to correctly
complete EACH sentence. You DO NOT have
to rewrite the sentences.
Look out! shouted Mr. Singh.
"Look out!" shouted Mr. Singh.
31. "Ive to leave now, said the
32. "Are you going to the park
with us on Saturday" asked
33. Its not often that you can
have the opportunity to see
turtles nesting on the
34. "Thats an ugly dog" mother
35. Tomatoes cucumbers pumpkins
and leafy vegetables are
usually very abundant during
the dry season.
SECTION III - COMPREHENSION
Read the following passage very carefully 2-3
times and then answer the questions that follow.
36. What event signalled the birth of Jesus?
37. Who was the king of Judea at the time Jesus
38. How did the wise men learn that Herod had
lied to them?
39. According to information given in the passage,
why did Herod want to kill the baby Jesus?
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
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
Judea and when they got to the capital called
Jerusalem they began to ask people: "Where is the
child who is born to be king of the Jews?" Herod, the
king of Judea, heard this and it made him very angry to
think that someone might be going to take his place as
king. Herod sent for the wise men and he told them to
go on following the star until they had found the baby
king. He said: "When you have found him, let me know
where he is, so that I can go and worship him." But
Herod did not tell them that he really had an evil plan
in mind to kill the new king.
The wise men followed the star towards Bethlehem
where it seemed to 'hang' and shine directly over the
place where Jesus was born. The wise men entered the
house and found Jesus with his mother Mary and they
bowed down and worshipped him. The wise men
placed their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh be-
The wise men were warned in a dream by God not to
go back to Herod. So they returned home to their coun-
tries in the East by a different way. When Herod real-
ized that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was
furious and he gave orders to kill all the boys aged two
or younger in Bethlehem and the surrounding areas.
This was to try and kill the new King, as his plan to find
the location of the new king from the wise men had
failed. However, the baby Jesus and his family had al-
ready left Bethlehem so Herod's plan to kill him failed.
When Jesus was born, a brand new bright star ap-
peared in sky. Some wise men in faraway countries saw
the star and knew what it meant. They were very clever
men that studied the stars and had read in very old
writings that a new star would appear when a great
king was born. They set out to find the new king and
bring him gifts.
The wise men followed the star towards the country of
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