LANGUAGE AND EDITING SKILLS
5.1 Read the passage (TEXT F) below, which has some deliberate errors, and
answer the set questions.
5.1.1 Correct the SINGLE error in each of the following sentences. Write down ONLY the question numbers and the words you have corrected.
(a) Sand, surf and sun are good for the soul but their horrible for your cellphone (1)
(b) You need something substantial to keep it save from the elements. (1)
(c) A strong case should have two lines in defence. (1)
(d) Keep your device in the shade is the best defence. (1)
5.1.2 Replace ‘bunch’ in the following sentence with a more suitable collective noun.
Few things in life say relaxation like a bunch of good books and a beach blanket on a sunny afternoon. (1)
5.1.3 Rewrite the following sentence as a question.
You’re right to hesitate. (1)
5.1.4 Choose the correct answer to complete the following sentence:
Sand, surf and sun (line 5) is an example of …
D metaphor. (1)
5.1.5 Rewrite the following sentence in reported speech:
She said, ‘Tomorrow I will spend the day at the beach.’ (4)
5.1.6 Rewrite the following sentence in the passive voice:
Heat can cause serious damage. (1)
5.1.7 Study the following sentence and use a homonym for the word ‘case’ in a sentence of your own:
Regardless of the case you choose, if waterproofing is your primary need, get a shockproof, water-resistant case. (1)
5.1.8 Study the following sentence and give a synonym for the word ‘perils’ in the following sentence:
None of these cases, though, will protect your cellphone against the perils of heat and direct sunlight. (1)
5.2 Study the text (TEXT G) below and answer the questions.
5.2.1 Complete the following sentence by filling in the missing word:
‘Eye Spy’ is an example of a pun. The writer has used the word ‘eye’ instead of … (1)
5.2.2 Provide an antonym for the underlined word in the following sentence:
Eye examinations are important. (1)
5.2.3 Rewrite the following sentence in the simple future tense:
National Eye Care Awareness Month is taking place until 18 October. (1)
5.2.4 Remove the contraction in the following sentence:
It’s worth making time to take proper care of your eyes. (1)
5.2.5 Rewrite the following sentence by giving the correct form of the word in brackets:
Make your eye health a (prioritize). (1)
5.2.6 Provide the correct degree of comparison in the following sentence:
It is (health) to have your eyes tested once a year than every second year. (1)
TOTAL SECTION C: 40
GRAND TOTAL: 80