QUESTION 5: 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
(a) Welcome in our island. (1)
(b) That is the welcome you receive wherever you go. (1)
(c) At first I thought the locals where just trying to relate to tourists
because they knew we really liked Disney’s, The Lion King. (1)
(d) Not when our taxi drivers would get stuck in traffic; not when
stubborn goats wouldn’t move out of the road. (1)
5.1.2 Rewrite the following sentence in the passive voice:
The people of Zanzibar extended a warm welcome to the tourists. (2)
5.1.3 Combine the following sentences into a single sentence:
My family and I stepped out of the aeroplane in Zanzibar.
My family and I were welcomed with fresh flowers.
Begin with the following words: When my family and I … (2)
5.1.4 Give the correct degree of comparison in the following sentence:
Some tourists are (friendly) than others. (1)
5.1.5 Rewrite the following sentence in the simple past tense:
Zanzibari taxi drivers encounter many obstacles on the roads. (1)
5.1.6 Complete the following tag question. Write down only the missing
Hakuna matata means ‘no worries’, …? (1)
5.1.7 Rewrite the following sentence in reported speech:
‘I have never seen such a community spirit,’ said the tourist. (3)
5.2 Study the text (TEXT G) below and answer the questions.
5.2.1 Give the correct form of the word in brackets:
Supermarkets offer a wide (variant) of hot beverages. (1)
5.2.2 Rewrite the following sentence in the negative form:
Dhania makes a soothing cup of hot chocolate. (1)
5.2.3 Study the following sentence:
Mothers dress their children warmly.
State the part of speech of EACH of the underlined words used in
the context of this sentence. (2)
5.2.4 Study the following sentence:
The weather is extremely cold this winter.
Use a homonym for the word cold in a sentence of your own. (1)
5.2.5 Give the plural form of the underlined word in the following sentence.
TOTAL SECTION C: 40
GRAND TOTAL: 80