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VOCABULARY / SPELLING / PUNCTUATION
A. In EACH of the following sentences there is
one word hat is incorrectly spelled. Underline
the word that is incorrectly spelled in EACH
and then write the correct spelling for each
incorrectly spelled word in the space pro-
vided after each sentence.
I was late for school this mourning. morning
23. The judge ordered the defendent to stand.
23. My sister celebrated her fifthteenth birthday
last Friday. ________________
24. The police caught the burglers who broke into
our school. _______________
25. Sita thinks that Lee is a strong oppernent in
the upcoming debating competition.
B. There is one word underlined in each of the
following sentences. Give a word or phrase
that can be used in place of each of the un-
derlined words without changing the mean-
ing of the sentence:
The old lady created many beautiful items
from straw. made
26. Peer pressure is a very powerful influence
that causes many children to do wrong deeds.
27 Teenagers must be taught how to resist peer
pressure and about the perils and conse-
quences of deviant and illegal activities.
28. They must understand that one blunder in
their teenage years can become a scar for life.
29. Parents must ensure that their children are in-
volved in the right activities so that they can
develop good attitudes.
30. Activities like sports, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides
and the Red Cross help children learn how to
care of others.
D. In the following sentences there are COM-
MAS missing. Insert the missing commas to
correctly complete each sentence.
You DO NOT have to rewrite the sentences.
Sue plays netball basketball
tennis and cricket.
Sue plays netball, basketball,
tennis and cricket.
31. Rick the captain of the
school’s cricket team lives
on my street.
32. Rena led us through a long
narrow dark passageway.
33. Mr.Gomes the man who lives
next door is a great basket
34. The Nile Niger Orinico and
Amazon rivers are among the
longest and largest in the
35. Father closed the windows
lowered the shade turned
off the lights and then
went to bed.
SECTION III - COMPREHENSION
Poetry: Read the following poem 2 - 3 times very
carefully and then answer the questions that fol-
36. Which phrase in the first verse describes the
beginning of the germination of the seed?
37. Why did the seed NOT want to grow into a vi-
38. What is a suitable title for the poem?
39. How do you think the seed was feeling after it
learnt that it was a weed?
40. What lesson (moral) can be learnt from the
Read the following passage 2 - 3 times very care-
fully and then answer the questions that follow:
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
A little seed lay in the ground
And soon began to sprout;
“Now, which of all the flowers around
4. Shall I,” it mused, “come out?”
“I don’t care to be a rose,
Because it has thorns.
I have no desire to be a lily,
8. Because it’s too colourless.
I wouldn’t want to be a violet,
It’s too small and grows to close to the ground.”
And so it criticise each flower,
12. That supercilious seed,
Until it woke one summer hour
And found itself a weed!
Imaginary lines on maps and globes separate one
region from another. These lines are called lines of
latitude and longitude. They help pilots and sailors
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