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Question 1A (10 marks)
Select the correct word from the brackets to complete each sentence. Write the word in your answer booklet. 1. Both runners are confident of winning the race. Neither of the two (practise, practises) hard. 2. Emily and Greg (come, comes) to my house every Friday for lunch. 3. Most students take all of their classes in the morning. Nobody (take, takes) classes after 2 o’clock. 4. One of my hobbies is collecting shopping bags. My hobbies (is, are) unusual. 5. Everyone (need, needs) time to relax. 6. Many a student (has, have) the same mistake. 7. Your trousers (need, needs) to be ironed. 8. The poor (is, are) suffering. 9. Even though the students like the class, a few (think, thinks) that it is too complicated. 10. The boss, as well as his colleagues, (has, have) been robbed by the robber. Question 1B ( 10 marks ) Find a suitable preposition to fill the blank space in each of the sentences. Write your answers in the answer booklet provided. 1. We stopped ………… a small restaurant for a quick meal. 2. He hasn't smoked ………… ages. 3. You can look the word ………… in a dictionary. 4. She doesn't feel happy working ………… the computer. 5. We are looking forward ………… going out at the weekend. 6. Munich lies 530 meters ………… sea level 7. We had some problems when we checked ………… the hotel. 8. John takes ………… his father. They look and act exactly the same. 9. Popular protest and extensive media coverage finally helped bring ………… change in the country's environmental policies.. 10. An official checked our names ………… the list one by one as we entered the room. Page 1 of 4
1. 2. Fill in the blanks with the correct present tense form of the verb given in brackets.. a) This is the ………. a) My sister…………. (rain). a) I fell asleep because the programme was very ………. (good) badminton player in college. Replace the underlined phrases in the sentences below with suitable adverbs. c) We like to stay in the countryside because it is much ………… (quiet). d) The dog wagged its tail in an excited manner. (listen) carefully. c) We love to come here for dinner because the food is ………. (but) b) It is a holiday. Each question carries 4 marks. c) The couple turned up without being expected.. d) It is always best to be ………. a) The team won the game. (so that) d) We can stay at home. Fill in the blanks with the comparative or superlative forms of the adjectives in brackets. as lying only makes things worse. We could watch the sunrise. journey and we slept soundly that night. b) The boys were walking around without any aim. We can go out. Fill in the blanks with suitable adjectives. b) If you ………. 5. d) This is the ………. 4. Join the sentences below using the conjunctions given in brackets. b) It was a ………. (long) snake I have ever seen. We plan to go to Taiping. a) The bomb exploded all of a sudden. you can hear the train passing by. The coach was not happy with the players. b) Mat Zain is the ………. (eat) out this evening d) You had better take your umbrella along in case it …….. . c) We ………. (since) c) We woke up early. (expensive) watch I have ever bought. 3. (work) in the firm for two years.. (either…or) Page 2 of 4 .GSE1101 INTENSIVE ENGLISH SECTION B (20 Marks) Answer ALL questions.
Then the other reptiles became larger and stronger.000 kilograms! At the same time. These were the largest of all the reptiles. Question 1 1. and fed on the Brontosaurus and other plant eaters! Dinosaurs developed in many different ways but none of them ever developed a good brain. One of these. was 10 metres long. There was such a thick layer of dust covering our earth that it blocked out sunlight for as long as five years. Since dinosaurs were reptiles. Read the passage below carefully and then answer the questions that follow. 3. they must have developed from reptiles that lived before them. There was a huge explosion and this caused tons of dust to be blasted into the earth’s atmosphere. Scientists believe that dinosaurs came into being about 180 million years ago and became extinct about 60 million years ago. They could breathe air and probably ate insects. there were other dinosaurs that were able to walk about on land. There were even a few that were six metres long. Then came the next period in the Age of the Reptiles. They had short tails. as the earth began to have seasons. That was how plants died and the dinosaurs were deprived of food. when did dinosaurs first come into existence and when did they die out? (2 marks) 2. blunt teeth. and. Also. their food supply disappeared. An enormous and very heavy asteroid hit the earth. but others grew heavier and longer. There are other scientists who believe that dinosaurs disappeared because of an incident that happened 65 million years ago. the Allosaurus. They were slender and probably no bigger than a turkey. One of the reasons why dinosaurs disappeared may be that they were just not bright enough to survive and escape from all their natural enemies. had sharp teeth and claws.GSE1101 INTENSIVE ENGLISH SECTION C (60 Marks) Each question in this section is worth 20 marks. One of these giants was the Brontosaurus. making life difficult for dinosaurs that could not live on dry land. Some of the plant-eating dinosaurs became so large that even four legs could not support them on land. Finally. changes in climate produced changes in vegetation. 4 and 5. But some scientists believe that changes in the earth and in climate killed off the dinosaurs. They ate plants. Swamps dried up and mountains appeared. Eventually they starved to death. They had to spend most of their lives in rivers and swamps. and since many dinosaurs were plant eaters. which were only good for eating plants. They hatched eggs and the young ones had legs and lungs. The largest dinosaurs were probably the biggest animals that ever walked the earth. They lived in low swampy places. weighing as much as an elephant. they walked on their hind legs. like a turkey. dinosaurs could not fit themselves to these changes and gradually became extinct. What did the first dinosaurs probably eat? (2 marks) Page 3 of 4 . They had small heads and short. The first reptiles appeared long before the dinosaurs. Some looked like big lizards and others like turtles. The first dinosaurs to develop resembled their reptile ancestors. 25 metres long and weighing about 40. 1. According to scientists. Some kinds remained small. They were able to live in water and on land.Question 1 is compulsory and two (2) from Questions 2. thick legs and big heads. shifting from hot summers to snowy winters. Answer three (3) questions only .
Identify the reasons why youth become involved in this dangerous activity and suggest measures to overcome the problem (20 marks) 5. Why did the largest dinosaurs have to spend most of their lives in rivers and swamps? (2 marks) 6. What was the length and weight of the Brontosaurus? (2 marks) 7. Find words in the passage which have the same meaning as the as the words and expressions below: a) no longer in existence b) looked like c) smart. In about 200 words. intelligent d) sudden and violent bursting (4 marks) Questions 2 – 5 Answer TWO questions only.GSE1101 INTENSIVE ENGLISH 3.” (20 marks) END OF PAPER Page 4 of 4 . Write an essay of about 200 words on the topic below: “Science and Mathematics should be taught in English in all primary and secondary schools in our country. In what way were the dinosaurs similar to a turkey? (2 marks) 4. Although dinosaurs developed in many ways. (20 marks) 3. How did the changes in the earth’s climate kill off the dinosaurs? (2 marks) 9. what did they not have? (2 marks) 8. Write an essay of about 200 words on the topic below: “The government should stop allowing the employment of foreign workers due to the many negative effects caused by their presence in our country. write a story ending with “…It was the most frightening experience in my life. Why were the early dinosaurs plant-eaters? (2 marks) 5. Write an essay of about 200 words on the topic below: Illegal motorcycle racers not only endanger themselves but also pose a threat to other road users.” Do you agree with the statement above? Support your view with logical reasons.” Do you agree with the statement above? Give convincing reasons to support your stand. (20 marks) 4. 2.
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