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Write about any ONE (1) of the following:-
1. There are times, unfortunately, when we may
have to break up our friendship with another
person. Write an account to another friend
that begins with the following line: "I was ex-
tremely sad that I had to stop being a friend
to (you may name this person if you wish) but
I really didn't have a choice..."
2. Sometimes, an event happens that makes a
huge difference in our lives. Have you ever had
an experience like this? Write a story that
begins with the following line: "This event
was definitely a turning point in my life..."
3. Sometimes, we may have to move from the
place where we presently live. Where would
you like to move to, if you were allowed to
choose? Write a letter to your parents, telling
them about another place where you would
prefer to live, if you had a chance to choose
this. Give, in some detail, as well, at least
three (3) reasons why you think that it would
be good to live in this other place.
SECTION I - GRAMMAR SKILLS
A. Replace each underlined word or phrase
with a suitable word.
Example: Our neighbour, James, (He) loves
to play with his three children (them).
1. The children (____________) were standing
near the library. (____________)
2. Tomorrow, my elder sister and I (___________)
will visit our uncle, Simon. (____________)
3. Mrs. Collins (____________) put the bunch of
roses (____________) into the vase of water.
4. The visitors (____________) have toured four
Caribbean islands (____________) within two
B. Write 'Adv. (adverb) or 'Prep.' (Preposition)
to describe the underlined word in each of
the sentences below.
(S1) The guests sat down as soon as they
entered the room. (Adv)
(S2) Next weekend, we will take a trip down
the islands. (Prep)
5. Jeremy stood near while his father spoke to
the plumber. (____________)
6. Her turn was next to see the doctor.
7. The book bags were placed near the side door.
8. Sally always sits next her friend, Ellen.
C. Tick (_____) one word in the brackets to
make each sentence read correctly.
Either the cake or the pies (is; are) being
9. Neither of the avocadoes in the box (has;
10. Most of the flowers (were; was) put into the
11. A pack of plastic saucers, along with napkins
(has; have) been bought for the party.
12. Each of the athletes (was; were) given an
award for his performance.
D. Underline the words which you think are un-
necessary in the following sentences then
rewrite each sentence in its correct form.
(S1) She frankly, directly and quite openly
objected to the decision.
(S2) She frankly objected to the decision.
13. It was very uncomfortable to stand closely to
the intense, red hot fire in the barbeque pit.
14. After the race, the drivers gradually and
slowly came to a complete stop on the course.
15. Our entire family frequently visits often at
least one interesting site in Trinidad during
the August vacation.
16. The players ran briskly and energetically out
on to the playing field.
E. Choose one (1) of the words in brackets to
complete each of the following sentences.
Whenever we (see; saw) him, he (will be;
was) always very happy.
17. The horses (bolted; bolt) around the track on
(hearing; heard) the starting shot.
18. If he had (reading; read) more carefully, he
would (had; have) been able to answer the
19. On (scaled; scaling) the fence, the boys (pro-
ceeded; proceeding) to pick the juiciest man-
F. Each of the following sentences contains an
error. Read the sentences well, underline
each error, then write only the correction in
the brackets provided.
I'll certainly speak to him with regards to his
unmannerly behavior. (regard)
20. It is us who would certainly be held responsi-
21. There's nothing more that I can't say about
this incident. (___________)
22. You should be sure and arrive at least fifteen
minutes before the show starts.
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