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VOCABULARY / SPELLING / PUNCTUATION
A. Synonyms are words similar in meaning. If a
synonym replaces a word in a sentence, the
meaning of the sentence DOES NOT change.
The engineer attempted to build a temporary
bridge over the wide river. tried
In each of the following sentences replace
the underlined word with an appropriate
23. Citrus fruits are abundant in the marketplace
during the dry season.
24. After the heavy showers, we had to abandon
our tents and seek refuge in the community
25. Our principal asked us to assemble in the car
park, which is our school's designated Muster
B. Some words are formed from other words
ASSIST The policeman asked for our
assistance in solving the case.
Write the appropriate form of the word in
CAPITALS to correctly complete each of the
26. AMAZE To our ________________ the
stuntman leaped over the ten
27. SUCCESS Marie migrated to Hong Kong and
became a very _____________
28. CAPTURE The kidnapped man was held
_______________ for three days in
an abandoned warehouse.
C. Words that are spelt differently but pro-
nounced the same are often misused in sen-
We had to abandon our plans for a weekend
camp due to bad whether. weather
29. Our Cub Scout Leader thought us a very valu-
able lesson at our last meeting.
30. Martin started to scream allowed for no reason
during the assembly. __________________
D. There are different kinds of sentences for
example there is the statement, the ques-
tion, and the exclamation. We use a different
punctuation mark to end each of them.
The period or full stop (.) is used to end a
statement; a question mark (?) to end a
question; and, an exclamation mark (!) to
end an exclamation. Use the appropriate
punctuation mark to end the following sen-
" Do you know where Mr. Lee lives " the taxi
driver asked Mark.
32. There is a large park and a swimming pool in my
33. " Stop that at once " mother shouted.
34. " Have you forgotten our names, grandfather "
35. Seldom does the rain fall during the dry season
SECTION III - COMPREHENSION
Read the following passage very carefully 2-3
times and then answer the questions that follow.
36. According to information given in the passage,
what name is given to the smallest commu-
37. What name is given to the community where
several cities come together?
38. What two needs arise as a result of the grow-
ing presence of conurbations in many densely
error then write only the correction in the
It was their intention to have gone to the
beach last week. (go)
20. A large variety of fruits and vegetables were
21. The children were real hungry by two o'clock.
22. The class chose her rather than he to be our
new prefect. (____________)
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
Today the village is, generally speaking, the small-
est community. Not so long ago there was a
smaller type of community called a "hamlet" and
there are, in fact, a few hamlets left in many parts
of the world, but the present tendency is towards
larger and larger communities and very soon even
villages will be a thing of the past.
A larger kind of community is usually referred to
as a town and, an even larger, as a city. Today, the
city is no longer considered to be the largest type
of community because, in many highly developed
and densely populated countries, several cities
have joined together to form what are called
"conurbations". These conurbations may occupy
huge areas of built-up land and always tend to
spread further and further into the countryside,
eating up farmland and demanding ever more and
wider approach roads and more and more water.
In an over-populated heavily industrialized coun-
try, the growth of these enormous cities and
conurbations can result in many environmental
and social problems such as pollution, epidemics
(Adapted from Trinidad & Tobago and
beyond by I.B. Beddoe).
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