Exercise


Vocabulary

Write the number of the correct answer in the brackets.






1.
Before a new coat of paint could be applied, the old coat must be ________ off.

(1)
scrapped
(3)
peeled



(2)
dropped
(4)
tore
(
)
 






2.
Most authors ________ the people who made contributions to their books.

(1)
thank
(3)
acknowledge



(2)
write
(4)
remember
(
)
 






3.
The ________ of the coffee was so strong that we could smell it from outside the house.

(1)
fragrance
(3)
taste



(2)
smell
(4)
aroma
(
)
 






4.
If we do not keep the wound clean, it can become ________.

(1)
infectious
(3)
dangerous



(2)
contagious
(4)
smelly
(
)
 






5.
The burglars and their ________ were being handed over to the police.

(1)
goods
(3)
loot



(2)
counterfeit
(4)
products
(
)
 






6.
Glass is easily breakable because it is ________.

(1)
strong
(3)
fragile



(2)
brittle
(4)
soft
(
)
 






7.
After several tests, the doctor has ________ his illness as hypertension.

(1)
diagnosed
(3)
predicted



(2)
thought
(4)
said
(
)
 






8.
Everyone in the office ________ with you over your unfortunate business failure.

(1)
sorry
(3)
sympathizes



(2)
laments
(4)
condones
(
)
 






9.
After several poor games, the whole team has lost ________ in themselves.

(1)
interest
(3)
confidence



(2)
pride
(4)
style
(
)
 






10.
The victim who was shot in the chest was ________ dead upon arrival at the hospital.

(1)
announced
(3)
pronounced



(2)
denounced
(4)
determined
(
)

Answer:-

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





Cloze Passage
Read the passage carefully and fill in the blanks with the most suitable word.


Watches From Switzerland
The Swiss are ________________ for making watches. They 
_________ about half of the watches in the world. The _________
where watches are manufactured are brightly lit and clean. 


The _____________ in the factory wear white coats and work
on long tables. Each worker does a little bit of work on each watch.
This is called an ____________ line. Carefully, ____________ by
piece, they put them __________ to make a watch. Some workers
use ____________ glasses to help them see small objects.
 

Switzerland does not have iron, coal or oil that are needed for
heavy _______________. But the country does have lots of highly
______________ workers. The Swiss produce valuable items that
_______________ little raw materials but lots of skills. This makes 

Switzerland a ____________ country. 

 Answer:-

1. famous        2. produce/manufacture   3. factories   4. workers
5. assembly      6. piece                 7. together    8. magnifying
9. industries   10. skilled              11. require    12. prosperous/rich






Cloze Passage
Read the passage carefully and fill in the blanks with the most suitable word.
 

Mammals In The Sea

Most _______________ of mammals live on land. But mammal 
____________ like whales, dolphins, seals and sea-lions live in the
sea. ____________ they can stay in water for long _____________
of time. Like all other mammals, they breathe air and need to surface
surface from time to time to breathe.

People often ____________ whales for fish because they look
so much like fish. Being mammals, whales have hair, they are warm-
blooded and their __________ drink milk from their mothers' bodies.
If a whale stays __________ too long, it will drown. Although whales
are big, most of them do not eat big things ______________ whales'
throats are very narrow.

Dolphins are small whales. They are playful and often _______
out of the water. Seals and sea lions are slightly ___________ from
whales. They are ____________ to come to land and ___________

about on their fin-feet. 

Answer:-
 1. types/kinds    2. species      3. However   4. period   5. mistook
 6. young          7. underwater   8. because   9. leap    10. different
11. able/likely   12. waddle/move
 
 











Comprehension
  Read the passage and answer the questions.
 

Passenger Pigeon

Not long ago, there were millions and millions of passenger pigeons in North America. These pigeons flew in large flocks. Sometimes the flock is so large that they blocked out the sun. They were called passenger pigeons because they travelled from place to place looking for food.
Passenger pigeons lived in oak and beech forests. In the 1850s, Man began to cut down forests to make way for building of farms, houses and railway tracks. Man used the wood for building and also for burning.
The continuing deforestation destroyed the pigeons' nesting places and their natural habitat. The pigeons found it more and more difficult to survive. Man made matters worse by killing millions of them for food.
The passenger pigeons could not reproduce themselves fast enough to keep pace with Man's killings. The pigeons laid only one egg each time and only once a year in spring. It took only seventy years for all the passenger pigeons to disappear from the face of our Earth. The last passenger pigeon was seen in 1914.
The extinction of the passenger pigeon which were in existence only a hundred years ago is not an unique case. Man has caused many species of animals to become extinct with many others on their way to extinction. We share this Earth with many other living things and it is our responsible to make an effort to preserve this Earth.
1. Why did deforestation take place in the 1850s? ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________
 
2. Why were the pigeons unable to reproduce fast enough? ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________
 
3. How did deforestation affect the passenger pigeons? ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________
 
4. How much time did it take for the passenger pigeon species to become extinct? 
______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________
 
5. What can Man do to help preserve the existence of animals on Earth? ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________















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