Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 4th 2014 Contents SECTION II
VOCABULARY / SPELLING / PUNCTUATION
A. In the spaces below, write the APPROPRI-
ATE form of the word in CAPITAL LETTERS
to correctly complete EACH sentence.
Remember to spell correctly.
Success is never final nor failure
23. DESCRIBE His precise ______________ of
the thief helped the police.
24. RETIRE After leaving his job, our
principal decided to spend his
_________________ living in a
remote seaside village.
B. In each of the following sentences there is a
word 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. In most countries, citizens over the age of
sixty-five collect a government pension.
26. As captain of his school's cricket team, Brian
gained the admiration of his fellow players.
C. Underline the most appropriate word
from the brackets to complete EACH of
the following sentences.
Sir Hillary's (ascent, assent) on Mt. Everest
was indeed a remarkable feat.
27. Our mother did not (accept, except) our
excuse for returning home late from school
28. Mohammed Ali, the world's greatest boxer,
was (formerly, formally) called Cassius Clay.
D. 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
29. We were all scared after hearing the creapy
story Martin told at the campfire.
30. Everybody complained about the bad whether
experienced during the rainy season.
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. Sir Vidia Naipaul the celebrated
to England when he was very
32. Ravis dog is lost and he
doesnt know where to start
looking for it.
33. Identify yourself" the guard
34. The chirping birds the warm
sunlight the grey sand and
the cool sea breeze are the
things that draw me to the
35. "Ive a long way to travel
and its late, " the old man
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, which animals were described as
37. What does the word "myriads" (Sentence 1)
suggests about the birds?
(d) You can eat all your cake but we'll put some of
our cake (theirs; ours) in the fridge.
(e) Your goal was good but her goal (hers; mine)
was just awesome.
1. Replace each underlined noun / noun phrase
with a suitable pronoun.
(a) My good pal, Simon (__________) always ac-
companies me to school.
(b) Can you call Chelsea (__________) for me,
(c) Ruby and I (___________) will visit my aunt next
(d) The birds were sitting on the higher branches
(e) Our parents will be taking Kate and me
(____________) to the concert.
2. Underline the correct pronoun within the
brackets to complete each sentence.
(a) Tomorrow, we will assist (they; them) in clean-
ing their room.
(b) Will you assist (us; we), tomorrow?
(c) It was (them; they) who were there when the
(d) (What; Which) is the more exciting puzzle?
(e) (Which; What) are you searching for?
(f) (What; Whose) watch is this?
(g) This house is more colorful than your house
(h) I like your advice but I prefer her advice (theirs;
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Birds were there in myriads -- and such birds!
Their feathers were green and gold and scarlet
and yellow and blue. The great toucan, with a beak
nearly as big as his body, flew clumsily from stem
to stem. The tiny, delicate humming-birds,
scarcely larger than bees, fluttered from flower to
flower like points of brilliant green. But they were
irritable little creatures, and quarrelled with each
other and fought like wasps. Green parakeets
swooped from tree to tree and chattered joyfully
over their morning meal.
Barney and Martin smiled with extreme merri-
ment, for monkeys stared at them with expres-
sions of undisguised amazement, then leapt away
shrieking and chattering, swinging from branch to
branch with incredible speed, and not scrupling to
use each other's tails to swing by when the occa-
sion offered. Some were big and red and ugly, with
blue faces and fiercely grinning teeth; others were
delicately formed and sad of countenance, and
some were small and pretty, with faces no bigger
than a halfpenny. As a general rule, it seemed to
Barney, the smaller the monkey the longer the tail.
(Adapted from "Martin Rattler"
by R. M. Ballantyne)
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