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Upper Bicutan National High School

English 9
FIRST QUARTER

Name of student: ____________________ Grade and Section: _______________

Name of Teacher: _____________________

Record of Scores:
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12 23
13 15
14 10
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Name: ____________________________ Grade & Section: _________________

Task 1 Who Am I?

Write a short paragraph about yourself. You may include details about your talent
or hobby, or things that interest you and you love doing.

Paste a picture of yourself here

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Name: ____________________________ Grade & Section: _________________

Task 2 My Role Models

Identify ordinary people or characters in books, movies, entertainment and


television that you idolize or that inspire you to become a better person. List the qualities
of these people or characters around the circle below.

Name Name

Name Name

Task 3 Sounds in Poetry

Identify the sound in the following lines as Rhyme, Alliteration, Assonance,


Consonance, Onomatopoeia, or Repetition.

1. Go, rule thy will,


Bid thy wild passion all be still; ____________________
2. The sack fell into the river with a splash. ____________________
3. Cloony the clown sat down and cried ____________________
4. Hear the mellow wedding bells. ____________________
5. Close to the sun in the lonely lands. ____________________
6. For the moon never beams, without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise, but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee. ____________________
7. The buzzing bee flew away. ____________________
8. Peter and Andrew patted the pony at Ascot. ____________________
9. I was glad; so very, very glad. ____________________
10. I felt depressed and restless. ____________________
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Name: ____________________________ Grade & Section: _________________

Task 4 Word Bank #1

Look for the words in the poem “The Seven Ages of Man” that fit each description
below.

1. A lyric poem that tells a story ____________________


2. A fat chicken ____________________
3. Crying ____________________
4. Promises or pledges to accomplish ____________________
5. Display unconsciousness or nothingness ____________________
6. Throwing up or vomiting due to sickness ____________________
7. A school bag ____________________
8. Refers to stem or branch ____________________
9. Produces a high sharp sound ____________________
10. Unhappy or sorrowful sound ____________________

Task 5 Word Bank #2

Kennings – a compound word used to create an evocative and imaginative


alternative word.
Example: swan road for ocean

What do the following kennings suggest? You may complete the words on the right
first from which you can choose your answer.

1. battle dress ____________________


2. whale road ____________________
3. fighting gear ____________________
4. man-eater ____________________
5. battle sweat ____________________
6. ring-giver ____________________
7. war-shirt ____________________
8. gray-haired ____________________
9. fire-hardened bands ____________________
10. bee-wolf ____________________

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Name: ____________________________ Grade & Section: _________________

Task 6 Word Bank #3

Match the words in Column A with their meaning in Column B. Write the letter of
your answer.

Column A Column B

_____ 1. threshold A. an evil spirit


_____ 2. gruesome B. cast a spell
_____ 3. infamous C. gate
_____ 4. writhing D. twisting in pain
_____ 5. fiend E. notorious
_____ 6. bewitched F. nerve
_____ 7. sinew G. run away
_____ 8. flee H. dull
_____ 9. den I. causing horror
_____ 10. blunted J. home of wild animals

Task 7 Sequencing Events

Sequence the following events as they occurred in the story “The Day of Destiny.”
Write the letters on the box below.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

A. King Arthur thrust his sword throughout the body of Sir Mordred. Likewise, sir
Mordred pierced his sword to the side of his father’s head.
B. King Arthur and Sir Mordred met at the field for the treaty, but warned their hosts
of any event.
C. King Arthur had a dream. In his dream appeared Sir Gawain and gave him a
warning.
D. Next morning, Sir Bedivere met a hermit that told him of the ladies who brought a
corpse in the chapel.
E. On the third time, Sir Bedivere threw the Excalibur and saw the Lady of the Lake.
F. Sir Lucan and Sir Bedivere helped the king and brought him to some town.
However, Sir Lucan fell and died.
G. A barge with fair ladies came ashore and carried the king, leaving Sir Bedivere.
H. An adder stung a knight on the foot and the battle began.
I. King Arthur ordered Sir Bedivere to throw his Excalibur into the lake. The latter
disobeyed him twice.
J. He ordered Sir Lucan and Sir Bedivere to make a treaty with Sir Mordred.

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Name: ____________________________ Grade & Section: _________________

Task 8 Word Bank #4

Find the synonym of the underlined words in the following sentences. You may
choose your answers from the given synonyms below. Write the synonym inside the box.
immediately snake killed between thieves
signifies struck sleeping disappeared fainted

1. And there was a day assigned betwixt King Arthur and Sir
Mordred.
2. And let me know what betokens that noise in the field.
3. He fell on slumbering again, not sleeping nor
thoroughly waking.
4. Then, Sir Bedivere swooned, and when he woke up he
prayed.
5. And anon the king called upon his knights, squires, and
yeomen.
6. He fought on the morn, he should be slain.
7. Right so came an adder stung a knight on the foot.
8. Pillagers and robbers were come into the field to pill and
to rob many a rich jewel.
9. Then vanished away the hand with the sword into the
water.
10. He smote his father with his sword holden in both hands.

Task 9 Sensory Images

Identify the sensory image as sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell used in the
following:

1. …hideous deep black water _______________


2. The king cried…”Help! Help!” _______________
3. And wine was fetched and they drank together. _______________
4. The knight felt him so stung… _______________
5. Then they blew beams…and shouted grimly. _______________
6. And yet, they were full sore wounded. _______________
7. The king ran…saying, “Traitor!” _______________
8. And ye see any manner of sword drawn… _______________
9. Then, there was a hundred thousand laid dead… _______________
10. The ladies wept and shrieked that it was pity to hear. _______________
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Name: ____________________________ Grade & Section: _________________

Task 10 Text Types

Tell whether the following articles are A. informative, B. journalistic, or C. literary


text. Write the letter of your answer on the blank before each item.

_____ 1. I sprung from a hardy race – the child of many generations removed of ancient
Malayan pioneers, across the centuries, the memory comes rushing back to me of brown-
skinned men putting out to sea in ships that were as frail as their hearts were stout.

_____ 2. Gelica Manuel Tulauna, who hired Carlos Diaz to transport him from the
Gateway Mall in Cubao, Quezon City to Moriones in Tondo, Manila, posted that he
changed her view of taxi drivers after she saw him get out of the vehicle and hand over a
paper bag full of food to an elderly woman sleeping on the sidewalk. Tulauna admitted
that she became a bit paranoid as they passed through a dark area and Diaz got out of
the vehicle. Diaz later told her that he and his friends regularly cook and give away food
to the homeless.

_____ 3. MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte declared January 25 of every


year as a day of national remembrance for the "heroic sacrifice" of the 44 Special Action
Force (SAF) commandos who died during the encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao
in 2015.

_____ 4. The Republic of the Philippines was named to honor King Philip II of Spain in
1543. Filipinos are originally from the southern part of Asia. People from countries like
China, India, the United States and Spain married Filipinos resulting in great deal of stock
blending. 79 indigenous ethnic groups compose the Filipino people.

_____ 5. I am a Filipino. I came from islands rippled with sun


Where days are green fires and nights are warm with moon and stars.
Girdling my loins is blood rich as milk
For I was born of sultans, rajahs, and kings,
Soldiers, heroes who fought to sing
The poetry of freedom.

Task 11 Capitalization

Underline the words that should be capitalized.

1. i have never been to baguio, but i would like to go there.


2. we drove down a winding road to go to taal lake.
3. our boat headed north on the river.
4. her most treasured possession was an antique victorian sofa.
5. we invited aunt rebecca to the party.

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Name: ____________________________ Grade & Section: _________________

Task 12 Punctuation Marks

Punctuate the following sentences appropriately.

1. Where did you find such unusual works _____

2. What beautiful pictures those are in your living room _____

3. When were the first color woodblock prints made _____

4. Wow _____ Were these women also drawn by the same artist _____

5. I have read a story from Old English literature _____

6. Water can be a solid _____ a liquid _____ or a gas _____

7. Well _____ Thor _____ what _____ s the news from Asgard _____

8. This year _____ my family will visit Spain _____ Algeria _____ and Morocco _____

9. Paolo wrote a sixteen _____ line poem _____

10. He said _____ _____ It’s a popular sport _____ _____

Task 13 Contraction

Contract the following words:

1. he is _______________ 9. could not _______________

2. you are _______________ 10. is not _______________

3. we are _______________ 11. have not _______________

4. it is _______________ 12. do not _______________

5. she will _______________ 13. can not _______________

6. they are _______________ 14. are not _______________

7. I have _______________ 15. was not _______________

8. will not _______________

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Name: ____________________________ Grade & Section: _________________

Task 14 Context Clues

Identify the context clues that surround an unfamiliar word. Determine the meaning
of the word using the context.
A. disappeared C. sociable E. ugly object G. beginner I. triggered
B. signaled D. slim F. graceful H. aloneness J. judge

_____ 1. Many ships have vanished during the hurricane. No survivors from the lost
ships have ever been found.
_____ 2. Marly is gregarious not like his sister who is quiet and shy.
_____ 3. Zambales was reduced to an eyesore – an object of offensive appearance.
_____ 4. She is novice in the field of cooking, but her sister is an expert.
_____ 5. The arbitrator, the neutral person to settle the dispute, arrived at her decision.
_____ 6. The slender woman was so thin her clothes were too big on her.
_____ 7. Whereas Melissa is quite lithe, her sister is clumsy and awkward.
_____ 8. Friendship can help fight off the feeling of isolation. With a friend around, one
gets the feeling that he will always have someone by his side.
_____ 9. The lady decided that it was tea time and so, by jingling a tiny silver bell, she
beckoned her servants to attend.
_____ 10. I didn’t want to fight him, but he provoked me by insulting my family and I lost
control.

Task 15 Literary Terms

Define the following literary terms. Use the back of this page when necessary.

1. poetry ___________________________________________________________
2. epic _____________________________________________________________
3. lyric _____________________________________________________________
4. assonance________________________________________________________
5. consonance ______________________________________________________
6. alliteration ________________________________________________________
7. rhyme ___________________________________________________________
8. onomatopoeia ____________________________________________________
9. repetition ________________________________________________________
10. figures of speech __________________________________________________
11. simile ___________________________________________________________
12. metaphor ________________________________________________________
13. imagery _________________________________________________________
14. mood ___________________________________________________________
15. tone ____________________________________________________________
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Name: ____________________________ Grade & Section: _________________

Alpha Box

Complete the boxes below with words from the different reading selections
discussed in class. (Minimum of 75 words)

A B C D E

F G H I J

K L M N O

P Q R S T

U V W Y Z

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