Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 14th 2014 Contents SECTION II
VOCABULARY / SPELLING / PUNCTUATION
A. There are five (5) words spelled incorrectly
in the passage below.
UNDERLINE these words then write the
CORRECT spelling for each word on the lines
provided after the passage:
B. Read the following passage very carefully
two or three times then give the meaning of
the underlined words and phrase as used in
• the middle range ________________________
C. In each of the following sentences there are
COMMAS missing. Insert the missing com-
mas 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.
11. Raj the captain of our school
's cricket team lives on my
12. Rena led us through a long
narrow dark passageway.
13. Sean as well as his brother
Stephen is a great
14. The Nile Niger Orinico and
Amazon rivers are among the
longest and largest in the
15. Father closed the windows
lowered the shade turned
off the lights and then
went to bed.
35. Sonya as well as her brother
Melvin has been invited to
Oma's graduation ceremony.
Read the passage very carefully and then answer
the questions that follow:
16. What are the symptoms of the common cold
stated in the passage?
17. What do you think is meant by the phrase,
"run its course" (paragraph 2, line 3)?
18. According to information given in the passage,
how can medication help when you are suffer-
ing with the common cold?
19. What advice is given in the passage to prevent
someone from contracting the common cold?
20. What is a suitable title for the passage?
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
King Arthur sat in his courtyard. "It is near time
for me to dye," he thought to himself "I need to
have an ear." He became greatly troubled becauze
his successer must be able to remove the sword
from the stone in the churchyard. Then a splendid
idea came to him. He could ride to the churchyard
late at night when no one will sea him and re-
move the sword and give it to his brother.
(Adapted from King Arthur and his Knights)
The colours of stars indicate how hot, and, there-
fore, how brilliant they are. The red stars are he
coolest. The yellow stars, like our sun, are moder-
ately hot, and the white and blue stars are the
hottest. These colours seem to be related also to
the size of the stars. The biggest stars are red,
the stars in the middle range of size are yellow,
and the smallest stars are the white and blue.
(Adapted from the Science Library)
Every one of us at some time or another has
fallen victim to the common cold or influenza.
Whether we are brave, strong, intelligent or
"good-looking" the common cold has no re-
spect for these virtues. Once inflicted by the
common cold we are all reduced to fits of
coughing, sneezing, runny nose, headaches and
Every year there are new strains of common
colds. Worse yet, research has not discovered
a cure. Doctors tell us that it must "run its
course" and, any medication they prescribe espe-
cially antibiotics is only to prevent us from getting
any additional infection or to reduce those symp-
toms such as headaches or fevers. From the time
you are infected by the common cold virus, your
body's resistance to other pathogens is very low.
Pathogens are "organisms" that cause diseases.
However, all is not lost as there are many precau-
tions you can take to help you win the war
against common colds. Today, you can take a
"shot" or vaccine that can prevent you from get-
ting the common cold. If a vaccine is not available,
a good supply of vitamin C that you can get from
fresh citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits or
purchase in a pill form at the pharmacy will help
you win the war.
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