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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Reviewer for NAT VI (Grammar&Reading)

Department of Education
Region V
Division of Camarines Sur
District of Ragay


Choose the letter of the best answer.
1. Use verbs in the simple present tense.

1.1  The pupils _________ school rules and regulations.
a.    follows
b.    follow
c.    following
d.    have follow


1.2  I _________ my project ahead of the deadline.
a.    submitting
b.    has submitted
c.    submits
d.    submit


1.3  Jenny and her sister _________through a luxury liner.
a.    travel
b.    travelling
c.    travels
d.    has travel

2. Use adverbs of manner


2.1 ___________, the children boarded the school bus.
a.    Occasionally
b.    Noisily
c.    Always
d.    Extremely


2.2  John dances ______________ well.
a.    extremely
b.    pretty
c.    quickly
d.    seriously


2.3  The old train ____________ chugged forward.
a.    rapidly
b.    alarmingly
c.    slowly
d.    accurately

3. Use reflexive pronouns.
    3.1 Arnold _________ is a prolific artist.
a.    herself
b.    himself
c.    itself
d.    themselves


3.2 Let’s try to compose a song __________.
a.    himself
b.    herself
c.    themselves
d.    ourselves


3.3 Professionals always prepare _______ in their work.
a.    itself
b.    himself
c.    herself
d.    themselves

4.   Identify the simple sentence.

a.    We found a lantern and we lit it.
b.    Give Beth this message if you see her.
c.    Before we leave, we must turn off the lights.
d.    Pam felt something under her feet.

a.    The main characters were at the mercy of their fate.
b.    When you go to the library, read about trees.
c.    The war lasted, but it is now over.
d.    Because the sea is salty, it is not potable.

a.    Word is seasoned before it is used in construction.
b.    Most children played on swings and see-saws.
c.    Children always ask questions so they learn first.
d.    We drove my sister to college when her vacation ended.

5.   Use verb that agree with the noun in number.
     5.1 Some of us ______________ going abroad one day.
a.    is
b.    are
c.    has
d.    have


5.2 Is there anyone who ______________ not finished doing her homework yet.
a.    is
b.    are
c.    has
d.    have


5.3 Both of them _______________ my sisters.
a.    has
b.    are
c.    was
d.    were

6.   Use the degrees of comparison of adverbs.
     6.1 Gayle ________________ solved the problems.
a.    enthusiasm
b.    enthusiastically
c.    more enthusiastically
d.    most enthusiastically


6.2 Among the Grade 5 pupils, Alvin studies his lessons the____________.
a.    serious
b.    seriously
c.    less seriously
d.    least seriously


6.3 Our local track & field athletes ran the _______________________.
a.    fast
b.    faster
c.    fastest
d.    most fast

7.   Use degrees of comparison of irregular adjectives.
7.1 I think this is the ____________________ important decision to make.
a.    much
b.    more
c.    most
d.    less


7.2 Johnny is feeling _______________ than before.
a.    ill
b.    worse
c.    worst
d.    badly


7.3 Miriam has shined the _________________ among the contestants.
a.    better
b.    less
c.    little
d.    least

8.   Use adjectives in series.
     8.1 ____________ weeks of November will be used for semestral break.
a.    Two busy last the
b.    The last two busy
c.    Busy the two last
d.    Last the two busy


8.2 Joshua excitedly opened _______________ present..
a.    big colorful his birthday
b.    his birthday colorful big
c.    his big colorful birthday
d.    colorful big birthday his


8.3 ______________ is a strict nanny.
a.    Plump the bespectacled British
b.    British the bespectacled plump
c.    The bespectacled plump British
d.    The bespectacled British plump

9.   Use preposition/prepositional phrase.
     9.1 _________ the box was a small tape recorder.
a.    on
b.    in
c.    into
d.    onto


9.2 This play is _____________ the grade 6 pupils.
a.    of
b.    in
c.    on
d.    by


9.3 An agreement ______ the producer and the director were reached.
a.    between
b.    among
c.    beside
d.    besides

10.  Get the main idea/theme of a selection.      

Read the stories, then, circle the letter choice for the sentence that tells the main idea of the story.
     10.1 People of long ago believed that a swan sang a very beautiful song just before it was to die. This last song was supposed to be the most beautiful of all songs that the swan had ever sung. Today the expression swan song means the last act or performance of a musician or anyone who is ending a career. The paragraph tells mainly -----

a.    how people are like swans
b.    what a swan song is
c.    why swan sings
d.    what happens to swans


10.2 Water is many things to many people. To the captain and sailors on a ship,
water is their road. To a firefighter, water is a weapon to drown the flames. To the farmer, water will yield crops to sell. To the engineer, water is a power that creates electricity. Water is life itself to people dying of thirst. The paragraph tells mainly ----
a.    why firefighter need water
b.    when water means life itself people
c.    why everyone needs lots of water
d.    hat water means to different people


10.3      The electric eel actually creates electricity. Its tail contains the special organs
that manufacture the electric current. The eel uses electricity to send messages to other eels. It also uses this current to stun its prey. The shock can be strong enough to knock over a horse. The paragraph tells mainly-----

a.    what electric eel does
b.    what the electric eel looks like
c.    what kind of message the electric eel sends
d.    where the electric eel is found

11.  Note details in the selection
12.  Predict outcome based on the selection
13.  Determine cause and effect relationship in a given selection

Read the story below. Then choose the word group that best answer the question.

The Wind and the Sun
          The gods of wind and the sun once had an argument as to which was the stronger and mightier of the two. They agreed to settle their argument by holding a contest. Whoever could make the traveler take off his coat first would be recognized as the most powerful.

          The god wind was the first to prove his might. He blew with all his might until he stirred up a blast as cold and fierce as the Alaskan storm. The stronger he blew, however, the tighter the traveler wrapped his coat around him and clasped it tightly with his hands.

          Then it was the sun god's turn to prove his power. He dispersed the clouds and the cold with his arms beams. The traveler felt the sudden warmth. The sun shone brighter and brighter and the stranger sat down to rest. Overcome by the heat of the sun, he threw his coat on the ground.

          The sun was declared the winner and ever since, percussion has been higher in esteem than force. Sunshine of a kind and gentle manner will sooner open a poor man’s heart more than all the threats and force of blustering authority.

          Adapted from a Greek myth


11.1       The wind and sun agreed to settle their argument by holding a  ______

a.    Duel
b.    Party
c.    Battle
d.    contest                 


11.2      What kind of god was the sun god?

a.    Greedy
b.    Ferocious
c.    Persuasive
d.    Authoritarian


11.3      How did the traveler fee when the cold blast blew on him?

a.  hot         
b.    cold
c.    war
d.    exhausted

11.4      Who was declared the winner in the contest?

a.            The wind
b.            The traveler
c.             The sun
d.            None

12.1      What would have happened if the sun had given off a very weak beam of sunlight?

a.            The traveler would have felt cold.
b.            The traveler would have gotten weary.
c.            The traveler would have gotten sunburned.
d.            The traveler would have gotten dehydrated.

12.2      What would have happened to the traveler if both the sun god and the wind god had shown their might at the same time?

a.            The traveler would have died.
b.            The traveler would have gotten angry with the gods.
c.            The traveler would not have been affected.
d.            The traveler would have gotten confused with the weather.

13.1      What caused the traveler to cling his coat?

a.            The heat of the sun.
b.            The warmth of the sun.
c.            The stirring of the wind.
d.            The cold blast of the wind.

13.2      What was the effect of the warmth of the sun on the traveler?

a.            He clung on to his coat.
b.            He did not mind the heat.
c.            He proceeded to his destination.
d.            He removed his coat and sat down.

12.3      What would happen if gentle persuasion were used instead of force in convincing a person?

a.            It would make the person doubtful.
b.            It would make the person frustrated.
c.            It would make the person miserable.
d.            It would make the person open his heart.       

Read the selection and answer the questions that follow.

                Maud and I were having a contest. We took out our paint and paper. We sat side by side as we worked. First, I drew some leaves and a pot. Then, I drew the petals and stem. Next, I took my brush and finished up. It was beautiful, my best work ever. Maud looked at my work. Her face turned gloomy. She knew, I would win. Just then, I heard, “Bark, bark, bark.” Then my easel was knocked over so Rover ran out of the door. He didn’t care about my hard work. Maud began to laugh. “Rover must not want you to win,” Maud said.

11.5      What kind of contest were the girls having?

a.            Dance contest
b.            Singing Contest
c.            Art Contest
d.            Poem Contest

11.6      What was I painting?

a.          I was painting a flower.
b.          I was painting a tree.
c.          I was painting a mountain.
d.          I was painting a young plant.

12     Why do you think Maud thought that my painting was good?

a.          Because when Maud looked at my painting, her face turned gloomy.
b.          Because when Maud looked at my painting, her face was happy.
c.          Because when Maud looked at my painting, her face became sad.
d.          Because when Maud looked at my painting, her face was pale.

13     What happened to my painting?

a.          It became dirty.
b.          It became more beautiful.
c.          It became more colorful.
d.          It became attractive.

14.        Sequence events in the selection

14.1      Which of the following is the correct order of events?

A.   Maud and I were having a contest.
B.    Maud looked at my work.
C.   Her face turned gloomy.
D.   Rover knocked over my easel.
E.    Maud began to laugh.
F.    We took out our paint and paper.
G.   We sat side by side as we worked.

a.        ABCDEFG
b.        BCDEFAG
c.        AEFBCDG
d.        AFGBCDE

14.2      Which of the following events happened first?
a.        Maud and I were having a contest.
b.        Maud looked at my work.
c.        Her face turned gloomy.
d.        Rover knocked over my easel.

14.3      Which of the following events happened last?

a.        Maud looked at my work.
b.        Her face turned gloomy.
c.        Rover knocked over my easel.
d.        Maud began to laugh.

14.4      What is the possible ending of the story?

a.        Maud and I laughed heartily.
b.        Maud and I became enemies.
c.        I cried.
d.        Maud and Rover embraced each other.

15    Distinguish fact from opinion.

Predicting the Weather

All by himself the weatherman cannot tell for sure what the weather is going to be like.
Every day, weathermen all over the world read barometers, thermometers, and other weather instruments. They see what kinds of clouds are in their area to know what the weather is going to be like.
All these facts are sent to weather experts who make maps showing the world weather patterns. These experts know that low pressures that are moving across the country may bring storms; high pressure, of fair weather.
The weatherman is sometimes wrong because the weather is always changing, and scientists still do not know everything about the weather.


                                         Predicting the Weather


     15.1 Which of these is a fact?
a.      High pressure foretells the coming of a flood.
b.      Barometers and thermometers are most useful to weathermen.
c.      Barometers and thermometers are clinical instruments.
d.      The weatherman won’t be able to tell for sure what the weather will be if he is alone.


26.2 Which is true about weather condition?
a.      Low pressure usually predicts the coming of fire weather.
b.      Low pressure usually predicts the coming of an eclipse.
c.      High pressure tells the coming of a storm.
d.      High pressure tells the coming of fire weather


26.3  Which of these is an opinion?
a.      Predictions can go wrong because weather is very changeable.
b.      Weatherman won’t be able to tell for sure what the weather will be if he is not in the mood.
c.      Predictions can go wrong because of the changes in weather condition.
d.      Weatherman is sometimes wrong because scientists still do not know everything about the weather.

16.Predict outcome based on the selection.


          Vicente is a bookworm. He likes to read about almost everything. He likes to read adventure stories, nature stories, fairytales, and biographies. Whenever he gets hold of a book, nothing could stop him from finishing it. He overworks his eyes by reading. He reads even when the light is dim.


27.1 What do you think will happen to Vicente?
a.   He will get tired of reading
b.   He will lose interest in books.
c.    His eyesight will become poor so he will soon need eyeglasses.
d.    He will have a clear vision.



          Myrna was scared to ride on the Ferris wheel.
          One fiesta day, her cousin asked her to ride on the Ferris wheel. When the Ferris wheel turned around, Myrna felt dizzy. She couldn’t look down. She felt as if she was falling.

27.2 What do you think did Myrna wish?
a.  She wished the Ferris wheel would soon stop turning.
b.  She wished that the Ferris wheel would never stop turning.
c.  She wished that she had not ridden on a Ferris wheel.
d.  She wished to be riding again in the ferris wheel.


                The sky was very dark. With his books, Jose ran as fast as he could. He was panting and perspiring. He was only about three blocks away home when the rain fell. That night, Jose lay shivering on his bed. He was wrapped in thick blankets with a thermometer in his mouth.

27.3      What had happened to Jose?
a.  He was scared of ghosts.
b.  He caught colds and fever.
c.  He stayed in an air-conditioned room.
d.  He was sleeping soundly.

28    Infer general mood of the selection.


Andrei goes to school early. He comes to school on time for he doesn’t want to be late. When he is given a project to do, he sees to it that he finishes it on time.

      28.1 What trait did Andrei show?
                      a. punctual                 
           b. honest
            c. industrious
            d. selfish


          Raymond greets his classmates with a “Hello” and a smile as he arrives in school. He greets his teachers with the appropriate greetings whenever he meets them.

      28.2 What traits does Raymond possess?

a.  boastful       
b.   cheerful
c.  Humble
d.  Loving


          I was showing my project to my teacher. My teacher told me to show it to my classmates for their comment. My classmates laughed at me.

28.3    What trait do the classmates have?

a.  Arrogant      
b.  Helpful
c.  Cheerful
d.  Humble

29    Identify supporting details.

          Earthquakes are caused when plates of the Earth’s crust move. Earthquakes happen along fault lines in the Earth’s crust. When the plates in the Earth suddenly shift, the Earth will begin to shift, shake or tremble. So don’t panic compose yourself if you feel the Earth is shaking.



        29.1 What are the supporting details?
a.                Sentence 1&2
b.                Sentence 2&3
c.                Sentence 1,2,&3
d.                Sentence 2,3,4

          Through he had become wealthy; Luis Yanco did not forget his humble beginnings. He was frugal but he was generous with his wealth. He sponsored the education of many poor students and spent for the medication of sick people. And he continued his daily routine without complaint.



29.2 What are the supporting details?
a.                Sentence 1&2
b.                Sentence 1,2,&3
c.                Sentence 1,&3
d.                Sentence 2,3,4

30    Draw conclusion based on information given.


       30.1 The bird circled the tree. She found the perfect branch. Then, she got small leaves, twigs and dry grass. The bird started to build a nest. She will probably:
a.                Get her birdies
b.                Lay her eggs
c.                Invite her friends
d.                Get her food


         31.2 Emilio dreamed of becoming a lawyer. But they were poor and he had to work hard to pay for his studies. While studying, he had to work at the same time.

a.                Emilio had to study harder to continue his studies.
b.                Emilio can stop working so he can study.
c.                Emilio did not care much for his studies. He preferred to work.
d.                Emilio had to stop his studies.


         31.3 Noel wrote graffiti on the school walls. He bullied the younger children by grabbing their school bags and lunch boxes. He teased the girls by pulling their hair.

a.                The teacher scolded him and told Noel to stop.
b.                The teacher praised Noel for doing well in school.
c.                The teacher did not mind Noel.
d.                The teacher told him to continue what he’s doing.

                               Compiled by:

                                                   GERALDINE A. MORA
                                          English teacher/Baya Elem. School


Developing Reading Power ( Capili,Ferrer,Condez,Logue,Bagabaldo)
Basic Skills in English ( Joy Littell,Edward Hagelin Pearson,Kraft and Kraft -McDougal Littell and Company)

The Language of Grammar (Jesusa Bibe-Taumatorgo)
Reaching New Heights Through Language ( Michaela L. Navarro – St. Augustine Publications Inc.)