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The hawker ( sells, sold ) fried noodles every Sunday. 2. The boy ( fell, falls ) from his bicycle and hurt himself. 3. Jeff ( meets, met ) an old classmate at the party. 4. The policeman ( stopped, stops ) the driver who knocks the lamp post. 5. Mrs Ooi ( buys, bought ) a lot of fruits every week 6. The show (starts, started ) early today. 7. The baby ( missed, misses ) his mother when she goes to work. 8. I usually ( see, saw ) Ali at the bookshop. 9. My friend ( comes, came ) to my house everyday. 10. Roslan always (lies, lied ) to his parents. Exercise 2- Simple Past Tense Underline the correct answers 1. The hawker ( sells, sold ) fried noodles last night. 2. The boy ( fell, falls ) from his bicycle and hurt himself two days ago. 3. Jeff ( meets, met ) an old classmate at the party just now. 4. The policeman ( stopped, stops ) the driver who knocked the lamp post. 5. Mrs Ooi ( buys, bought ) a lot of fruits yesterday. 6. The show ( starts, started ) an hour ago. 7. The baby ( missed, misses ) his mother when she went to work. 8. I ( see, saw ) Ali at the bookshop this morning. 9. My friend ( comes, came ) to my house last week. 10. Roslan ( lies, lied ) to his parents just now. Exercise 3 - Subject-Verb Agreement Underline the correct answers 1. The birds ( fly, flies ) to their nest. 2.. The children ( hope, hopes ) to receive some good news. 3. The boy (walk, walks) slowly towards the shop.
4. I ( take, takes ) a bus home. 5. The villagers ( shout, shouts ) for help. 6. The wind (blow, blows ) strongly. 7. Pn. Ng and her daughters ( love, loves ) to go shopping. 8. My brother and I ( speak, speaks ) five languages fluently. 9. Aini always ( goes, go ) to the market with her mum. 10. Hardip ( call, calls ) her cousin every month. Exercise 4 - The infinitive Underline the correct answers 1. You have to ( finish, finished, finishes ) your homework now. 2. He has to ( writes, write, wrote ) a letter to his pen pal. 3. Don‟t forget to ( bring, brought, bringing) your umbrella along with you. 4. I tried to ( advises, advise, advised ) him but he did not listen to me. 5. The boys were warned to ( behaved, behave, behaves ) themselves. 6. She is afraid to ( talk, talks, talked ) to strangers. 7. My grandfather likes to ( plants, plant, planting ) orchids. 8. Johan prefers to ( stays,stayed, stay ) in the city. 9. My sister doesn”t like to ( watched, watching, watch ) cartoons. 10. Our headmaster is going to ( retire, retiring, retires ) next month. Exercise 5- Modals Underline the correct answers 1. I could have ( do, done ) it myself. 2. Will you ( dances, dance ) with me? 3. Paul could ( feed, fed ) himself when he was three years old. 4. We must ( attend, attends ) the meeting. 5. They should ( pay, pays ) attention in class. 6. You must not ( dirty, dirtied ) your clothes. 7. May I ( borrow, borrows ) your book? 8. They could have ( take, taken ) the money by mistake. 9. She will ( wait, waits ) for us at the bus stop. 10. I shall ( sleep, slept ) in my own room
Grammar Revision 1 : Gerunds – ing words used as a nouns Exercise 6 - After & before
Underline the correct answers
1. Wash your hands before ( eat, eating). 2. After ( completing, complete ) my homework, I went out to play football. 3. Before ( going, go ) to bed, we must brush our teeth. 4. He got married after ( graduated, graduating). 5. Before (cooked, cooking) the vegetables, we must wash them thoroughly. 6. The boys rushed in after ( opened, opening ) the door. 7 After (take, taking ) our lunch, we went home. 8. Before ( swim, swimming ), we must have a shower first. 9. After ( wash, washing ) my hair , I took my bath. 10. She practiced hard before ( compete, competing ) in the tournament. Exercise 7 – Verb (Singular-Plural) Underline the correct verb in brackets. 1. They (do, does) not like each other and (is, are) always quarrelling. 2. Neither of them knows the other (is, are) in the same room. 3. This machine (is, are) out of order. A new one (has, have) been ordered. 4. None of the girls (has, have) the answer to the Mathematics problem. 5. A lot of rain (has, have) fallen over the state of Kedah and Perlis. 6. (Do, Does) these boys know the answer to the question? 7. He (has, have) to complete the first chapter before he can (do, does) the next. 8. All the hate (is, are) black in colour, except for one which (has, have) a white stripe on it. 9. All the birds (has, have) gone. (Do, Does) you know what made them fly away? 10. Chin Seong, Ali and Sanjay (has, have) joined the race. Exercise 8 – Pronouns Underline the correct pronoun in brackets. 1. She is taller than (I, me) but I can run faster than (she, her). 2. Let (him, he) have his own way in this matter. 3. Whose car is this? (It, She) is parked right in front of the gate.
4. Were (they, them) discussing the exam questions? 5. Almost everyone likes (him, he), don‟t (they, he)? 6. If my mother were here, (she, her) would not let (we, us) go hungry. 7. Lilian has lost the brooch which (she, her) like. 8. (Us, We) have to help (she, her) find her brooch. 9. All of (we, us) attended the meeting except (him, he). 10. Except for (he, him), the rest of the children are very obedient. Exercise 9 – WH-questions Underline the correct answer. 1. I know the girl (whom, whose, who) house was burgled last night. 2. The man to (whose, whom, who) I spoke was my classmate years ago. 3. That is the school (who, whom, which) Ramli goes to. 4. The artist (whose, whom, who) picture is in the picture comes from Manila. 5. The man (whose, whom, who) I thought was my friend, deceived me. 6. She forgot to buy the things (which, who, whose) her mother had requested. 7. Pupils (whom, who, whose) parents are rich often bring a lot of money to school. 8. Nowadays, there are many young men (who, which, whom) are unemployed. Exercise 10– Articles Fill in the blanks using ‘a’, ‘an’, ‘the’ or ‘-‘. 1. When she came out of hospital, she looked the picture of _____ health. 2. There was _____ movie on television _____ last night, but Razak did not enjoy it. 3. She spent _____ money her mother gave on _____ clothes, but she should have spent it on _____ revision books. 4. Maria had only _____ very slightly cold. 5. Some pupils had learnt the poem _____ heart, but ______ teacher told _____ class to read it again at _____ home. 6. The old man ran to catch _____ bus, although he had _____ weak heart. 7. I don‟t know what time I went to _____ bed last night, but it was late. It must have been after _____ midnight.
8. Why did _____ workmen paint _____ kitchen doors? They were just painted _____ few months ago. 9. Muthu wrote the answer in _____ pencil; he should have written them in _____ ink. 10. _____ streets were very wet when I went out this morning; it must have rain hard during _____ night. Exercise 11 – Countable and Uncountable Noun Fill in the blanks with the words give. any a few many several much a lot of a little plenty some more
1. Sally bought __________ pairs of shoes. 2. I liked the movie. It featured __________ interesting locations. 3. It took __________ days for the flood waters to recede. 4. Could you add _________ sugar to the tea? 5. How __________ time do you have before the train arrives? 6. I‟m sorry. I don‟t have __________ money to spare you. 7. You can have as much satay as you want. There are ___________ left. 8. __________ people were at the bank. The queue was very long. 9. There is only __________ soup left in the pot but I could make some more if you like. 10. I need __________ time to finish the work. Could you give me an extra fifteen minutes? Exercise 12 – Auxiliary Verbs Underline the correct answer. 1. We (may, must, would, ought to) be honoured if you will grace our annual dinner with your presence. 2. I (shall, could, would, had to) to hide behind the closet or they would see me. 3. They (should, could, might, nay) take the blame as they had started it. 4. The first twenty customers (will, can,may, have to) be presented with a gift voucher at the sale. 5. You (may, must, would, have to) read them a bedtime story tonight if you like.
Exercise 13 – Adverbs Underline the correct answer. 1. The old man spoke so (slowly, quickly, carefully, sincerely) that we all believed him. 2. Lisa is only five but she can speak (well, badly, worse, patiently). 3. I (always, seldom, frequently, sometimes) go to the movies. The last movie I saw was last year. 4. The nightingale is a bird that sings (sadly, badly, noisily, sweetly). 5. Please drive (loudly, happily, lonely, carefully). The roads are very slippery. 6. It was raining (today, yesterday, just now, every day). That‟s why I could not come last night. 7. I (always, seldom, frequently, sometimes) go to the movie. The last movie I saw was last year.
Exercise 14 – Prepositions Underline the correct answer. 1. I will sit (in, at, on) my desk and do my work. 2. The farmer left his bull (in, under, against) the tree. 3. There is a store (beside, against, above) the petrol kiosk. 4. I saw Harold learning his bicycle (against, behind, beside) a tree. 5. The boy ran (off, along, over) the shore and got themselves wet. 6. There is big guava tree (against, between, in front of) the house. 7. A blackbird perched on a branch (above, beside, against) her head. 8. The two partners shared the profit (among, under, between) themselves. 9. We go to the park (at, on, by, before, after) Sundays. 10. The reached home (at, on, by, before, after) exactly 6 p.m. 11. The midnight show will end (at, on, by, before, after) midnight. 12. The driving licence will expire (at, on, by, before, after) 4th July 2010. 13. The participants had to confirm their participation (at, on, by, before, after) the end of the month. 14. The dog jumped (towards, across, around, through) the fence.
15. The mouse jumped (across, over, into, along) the shelf. 16. The ship sails (across, over, into, along) the island once every three days. 17. Many aeroplanes fly (across, over, into, along) the Atlantic Ocean every day. 18. We were walking (across, over, into, along) the mountain when we heard a roar. Exercise 15 – Conjunctions Fill in the blanks with the correct answer. and but because or so though if as although since
1. The man is rich __________ modest. 2. I will be there __________ I can make it. 3. I was disappointed __________ I kept quiet. 4. Is his name Yong Lee __________ Yang Lee. 5. H does not complain __________ he is in great pain. 6. He deserved to win __________ he worked very hard. 7. I will be sixteen this year, _________ you asked. 8. He worked too hard __________ fell sick before the exam. Exercise 16 – Adjectives Underline the correct answer. 1. My father is (thin, thinner) than my mother. 2. Snow white is (fair, the fairest) of them all. 3. Mariam said that she felt very (lonelier, lonely) 4. Ellie is (cleverest, as clever as) her brother. 5. This is (better, the best) essay I have ever read. 6. Do you think it will get any (worst, worse) than this? 7. „This is (the happiest, happy) day of my life‟, said Jodie. 8. The rain is getting (heaviest, heavier) by the minute. 9. Azmi is (more handsome, handsomest) than Maniam. 10. (The youngest, The younger) contestant won the entire competition.
Text Completion 1 Questions 1-8 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C, and D to fit the numbered blanks. When we have no running water from the tap, we blame the government. When there ............ (1) flash floods, we blame construction. When the weather is unbelievably hot, we point fingers .............. (2) Mother Nature. It is about time we take a good look at …………(3) and ask why these things happen. What is the real cause of all …………(4) catatrophes? The answer …………(5) in man himself. Our greedy and selfish nature has brought about massive destruction to Earth and ............. (6) fragile ecosystem. …………(7) , we continue to destroy mother Earth. Somehow, we fail to realize that all our actions will eventually come back to haunt us. As the saying goes, “Never .............. (8) hand that feeds you.” It is about time we take heed of this warning. (Adapted from Longman English Form 3) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. A A A A A A A A is at us this lie it So bit B B B B B B B B are to others that lies its Yet bite C C C C C C C C was against ourselves these laid it‟s Unless bites D were D on D themselves D those D laid D his D Therefore D biting
Text Completion 2 Questions 1-8 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C, and D to fit the numbered blanks. How do pearls form? A pearl …................ (1) to form when a speck of dirt or a grain of sand goes into an oyster's shell. The dirt or grain bothers the oyster and it …..............(2) try to wash it out. When it fails to do so, the oyster builds a coating around it. …....................(3) coating is a shinny, white substance called “mother-of-pearl”. Layer after layer of the hard, shiny substance goes around the speck and …......................... (4) forms a pearl. Today, the …................ (5) pearls are obtained from pearl farms. Young oysters are collected from the sea and a tiny mother-of-pearl bead is put inside. Next, the oysters are put in cages ….....................(6) are placed in the ocean. The ocean has the right temperature …................... (7) pearls to grow. It takes several years for a pearl to form ..................... (8) pearl farmers know when to open the shells and take out the pearls that have formed. (Adapted from English Usage, 1993) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. A A A A A A A A begin will A these good who of as B B B B B B B B begins shall An those best when for so C C C C C C C C began would The this better where from but D beginning D should D Some D that D most D which D with D because
Text Completion 3 Questions 1-8 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C, and D to fit the numbered blanks. There is an interesting incident that I would like to share with you. I used to ….................(1) in the library at a secondary school. I ….................(2) often shocked by the excuses students would give to avoid paying fines for overdue books. One afternoon, a student returned two books …................ (3) were long overdue. I told her that she would have to pay ….................. (4) RM 2.00 fine. She ….................... (5) angrily about the amount. ….................. (6) tried to explain why she had to pay so much for the delay. ….................... (7) she insisted that she should be exempted. “You don‟t understand,” she blurted out. “I ….................. (8) even read them!” Even with the excuse she gave, she still had to pay the fine. (Adapted from Reader‟s Digest 2002) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. A A A A A A A A work is which a complain I Besides don't B B B B B B B B works are whose an complains He However do C C C C C C C C worked was what the complained She Although didn't D working D were D who D some D complaining D They D Furthermore D did
Text Completion 4 Questions 1-8 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C, and D to fit the numbered blanks. As a child, my family and I had countless animals on our farm. There …................. (1) a feathered and a furry collection. A pair …................. (2) our favourites included Benny, a Persian cat, and Nancy, a milking goat. One morning we …................. (3) they were both missing. …................. (4) search involved visiting the pond, asking around at neighbouring farms, and driving around the rough, winding backtracks. There was no sign of our big cat …........... (5) the runaway goat; they had both vanished. I could understand …................. (6) easy it was for a cat to wander off and get lost, but not a big white milking goat in an area of well-fenced wheat crops. A week after they disappeared, when we had just about given …................. (7) on ever finding them again, Benny and Nancy casually trotted down the driveway together. We never did discover the secret of their adventure; 20 years later it still remains …................. (8) mystery. (Adapted from Reader‟s Digest 2010)
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A A A A A A A A
is of realise Our but why up the
B B B B B B B B
are off realises My or which in an
C C C C C C C C
was for realised We because what away a
D were D from D realising D Mine D and D how D with D any
Text Completion 5 Questions 1-8 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C, and D to fit the numbered blanks.
They are not the most luxurious or comfortable of hotels in the world, but ice hotels are fast becoming a global craze. Since the first ice hotel ________ (1) fifteen years ago, more and more people are flocking to the coldest parts of the planet to enjoy the unique experience of sleeping and eating in freezing temperatures. Carefully and artistically crafted from pure ice and snow, each of these hotels usually ________ (2) more than 15,000 guests in four-month period each year. The first ice hotel was built ________ (3) Jukkasjarvi, Northern Sweden. But the idea ________ (4) spread to Norway and Finland. Today, ice hotels operate right across the Arctic Circle from Scandinavia ________ (5) Northern Canada, Alaska and Russia. The idea of an ice hotel started when a ________ (6) of artists built an igloo at an ice gallery and then simply decided to stay the night. Because of the materials used, ice hotels have a very limited life span. They stand strong through the winter ________ (7) will simply melt away to nothing in spring. However, this does not stop tourists from staying in ________ (8) hotels to marvel at the stunningly beautiful rooms and decorations. (Sources: Just English, Vol.2, Issue 6)
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A. open B. opens A. accommodate B. accommodates A. in B. at A. softly B. slowly A. in B. to A. staff B. choir A. or B. so A. this B. that
C. opened D. opening C. accommodated D. accommodating C. from D. between C. clearly D. quickly C. below D. above C. group D. troupe C. but D. and C. these D. those
Text Completion 6 Questions 1-8 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C, and D to fit the numbered blanks. Some birds fly about 10,000 kilometres away from ________ (1) usual places in order to migrate to other places. They usually fly out during the autumn season and they return to their home grounds ________ (2) spring. It is quite surprising that these birds ________ (3) the same route every year. The reasons ________ (4) these birds migrate are because of the scarcity of food and the drop in temperature. They usually move from the northern hemisphere ________ (5) the southern hemisphere. These birds usually fly in a large group. There ________ (6) always a leader in front. They rest during the day ________ (7) fly during the night. It is easier for them to look for food during ________ (8) day.
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A A A A A A A A
in follow what to are so a
B B B B B B B B
their on follows who by is or an
C C C C C C C C
them for followed why into was but the
D theirs D at D following D where D through D were D and D some
Text Completion 7 Questions 1-8 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C, and D to fit the numbered blanks.
Mount Merapi in Indonesia is one of the most beautiful and yet most deadly volcanoes in the world. It ____________(1) to a height of 2,911 metres. It is situated ______________(2) southcentral Java. volcano. ___________(3) the danger, about a million poor farmers live at the foot of this This is because each eruption brings fertile volcanic ash to the fields below,
thus____________(4) the area around Merapi one of the world‟s richest farmlands. Every seven years, Merapi causes a major eruption. But the farmers _____________(5) have learned to read warning signs from the volcano. “_____________(6) the smoke becomes too heavy and too dark, and the _____________(7) begins to shake, then you run as fast as you can,” an old farmer said from experience. Many people have suffered from ____________(8) eruptions. Naturally they hate Merapi. And yet, they love it too.
A. rise B. rises C. risen D. rose A. on B. in C. at D. of A. Although B. However C. Besides D. Despite A. making B. make C. makes D. made
A. himself B. theirselves C. themselves D. ourselves A. If B. Unless C. Before D. Until A. volcano B. earth C. farmers D. world A. these B. those C. this D. that
Text Completion 8 Questions 1-8 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C, and D to fit the numbered blanks.
Marisa‟s family was very poor. When her father died, the family became even ______ (1). Her mother went out to work. ______ (2) school, Marisa and her brother washed dishes in restaurants to earn extra money. ______ (3) worked hard. They studied hard. They refused to give up and to______ (4) of school. Marisa did very ______ (5) in her STPM and qualified to study medicine in the university. ______ (6), the family had no money to support her. So, after class, she worked in ______ (7) supermarket. She also taught tuition. Her mother and brother ______ (8) extra jobs to support her. When Marisa qualified as a doctor, her photograph appeared in the newspapers. She was a role model for all poor children.
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A poor A Over A They A drop in A well A In spite of A a A take
B poorer B Since B Them B drop out B good B Therefore B the B takes
C poorly C After C Their C drop off C best C Moreover C an C took
D poorest D Among D Themselves D drop away D better D Unfortunately DD taken
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