Sunday, December 9, 2012

Grammar Test

Questions 1 – 4

Choose the best word to complete the paragraph below.

          Last week, Puan Siti took her pupils to the ___(1)___. They were 

going to clean up the place. Rose and her friends 

picked up rubbish on the ___(2)___

Jay and his friends painted the
Mutu and his friends cleaned the 

there. The place looked clean and beautiful now.

1) A  garden
    B  playground
    C  orchard
    D  field

2) A  ground
    B  playground
    C  orchard
    D  field

3) A  see-saws
    B  swings
    C  slides
    D  rocks

4) A  sofa
    B  tables
    C  beds
    D  chairs

Questions 5 - 14

Choose the best answers.

5) The big branch fell ____ the car.

    A  on             B  in             C  to               D  under

6) ____ are naughty so go to ____ room now.

    A  She, her    B  He, his     C  You, your    D  I, my

7) I could not see him ____ it was dark.

    A  and          B  as             C  but              D  so

8) Sue Mei is the ____ student in the school.
    A  good         B  better       C  best             D  more good

9) Don't stand ____ the bus. The driver cannot see you.

     A  against            B  between             
     C  over                 D  behind

10) Last night, she ____ about a dragon chasing 
       after her.

      A  dream             B  dreams          
      C  will dream       D  dreamt

11) Don't forget to ____ the door when you leave.

      A  lock        B  locks         C  locked       D  locking

12) Each of the boys ____ the new album.

      A  has         B  have         C  had            D  having

13) She may ____ to the concert tonight.

      A  went         B  going             C  goes             D  go

14) That is ____ puppy. ____ puppy belongs to him.

       A  the, The       B  a, The     
       C  an, A            D  the, An

Questions 15 - 16

Choose the word that have the same meaning as the words 


15) Look at that small ant.

      A  big          B  huge        C  tiny         D  large

16) That villain is very bad.

      A  good       B  cruel        C  kind         D  soft

Questions 17 - 18

Choose the word that have the opposite meaning as the 

words underlined.

17) The entrance to the hall was well lit.

      A  exit          B  lobby        C  opening         D  doorway

18) The butcher uses a sharp knife.

      A  strong       B  huge       C  long       D  blunt

Questions 19 - 21

Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation.

19) A  we like to eat apples, grapes and watermelon.
      B  We like to eat Apples, Grapes dan Watermelon.
      C  We like to eat apples, grapes and watermelon.

20) A  Look out, that car is coming fast.
       B  Look out! That car is coming fast.
       C  look out, that car is coming fast.

21)  A  Do you know the way to Kampung Gajah?
       A  Do you know the way to kampung gajah?
       A  do you know the way to kampung gajah?

Questions 22 - 25

Look at the picture and then read the passage 
carefully. Based on the picture and the passage, 
choose the best answer to fill in the blanks.

       My family and I went to a restaurant last night. There __(22)__ many customers. Mother was looking __(23)__ the menu. A __(24)__ was taking orders from my mother. Another family was walking the restaurant.

22)  A  was           B  were         C  are             D is 

23)  A  on             B  in              C  under        D  at

24)  A  waitress   B  waiter      C  guest          D  host

25)  A  into           B  under       C  between    D  against

Monday, November 26, 2012



A capital letter is used:
*  to begin a sentence;
e.g.  The dictionary is heavy.

*  for the first letter or proper nouns;
e.g.  Pei Yan is staying in Taman Miharja.

*  for the pronoun ‘I’;
e.g.   My father and I are going to the restaurant.

A full stop is used at the end of a sentence.
e.g.   Bring your umbrella. It might rain later.

A question mark is used at the end of a question.
e.g.   Why are you late?

A comma is used to separate words in a list.
I need a cardboard, a pair of scissors and a marker.

An exclamation mark is used to express strong feelings.
e.g.   Ouch! That hurts!

An apostrophe is used:
*  to show possession;
    e.g.  That is the baby’s milk bottle.

*  in a short form.
    e.g.   She’s getting married next month.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sentence Types


A simple sentence consists of only one main idea.


e.g.   Janet is my best friend.
          Your shoes are dirty.

A compound sentence consists or two or more simple sentences joined by a conjunction.


I like knitting but my sister likes cooking.
You can come with me or you can stay here.

We can also use a relative pronoun to join sentences.


I know the man. He took your motorcycle.
I know the man who took your motorcycle.

Exercise 21 a
Write ‘S’ for the simple sentences and ‘C’ for compound sentences.

1. My mother works as a clerk in this 
    company. (      )

2. The class is making a lot of noise. (      )

3. We waited for the men buy they did 
    not turn up. (      )

4. He set up the tent while Jane made the fire. (      )

Exercise 21 b
Complete the compound sentences by using ‘and’, ‘or’ or ‘so’.

1. I switched on the cooker _____ Molly 
    put in the rice.

2. We have visitors tonight _____ my mother
    is cooking a lot.

3. We have to hurry up _____ we will be late.

Exercise 21 c
Join the simple sentences using ‘who’, ‘which’ or ‘whose’.

1. That is the boy. He helped the old man yesterday.

2. Janice gave some food to the dog. 
    It had a broken leg.

3. We donated some money to the pupil. 
    His father was struck by cancer.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Questions and Responses


A question is a sentence that asks for information.

e.g.   Are you hungry?

A response is the answer given to a question. It can be in the positive (yes) or negative (no) form.


e.g.   Yes, I am. / Yes, I am hungry.
          No, I am not. / No, I am not hungry.

Exercise 20
Give the positive and negative answers to these questions.

e.g.   Is there a soap in the basin?
         a) Yes, there is.
         b)  No, there isn’t.

1. Is Maria running?
         a) Yes, __________.
         b)  No,  __________.

2. Are the birds singing?
         a) Yes, __________.
         b)  No,  __________.

3. Can you call me tonight?
         a) Yes, __________.
         b)  No,  __________.

4. Did she come yesterday?
         a) Yes, __________.
         b)  No,  __________.

5. Have the boys taken their dinner?
         a) Yes, __________.
         b)  No,  __________.

6. Will he join us for the movie?
         a) Yes, __________.
         b)  No,  __________.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Positive and Negative Statements


A positive statement does not have the word no or not.

肯定句里没有 no not

I am reading a book.
That is a deer.

A negative statement has the word no or not.

否定句里有 no not

I am not reading a book.
That is not a deer.

Exercise 19 a
Change the sentences below into negative statements using ‘do not’, ‘does not’ or ‘did not’.

1. Ann and Fay stay here.
2. I borrowed the pen from my friend.
3. Alex plays the guitar.
4. Our teacher explained the topic to us.

Exercise 19 b
Change the sentences below into negative statements using ‘do not’, ‘does not’ or ‘did not’.

1. The girls do not take dinner early every evening.
2. Mariam does not stay near the school.
3. We did not go to the cinema last night.
4. My brother does not play in the school team.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012



A modal is a helping verb. It is always followed by a base verb no matter the subject is singular or plural.


       I must complete all my homework before bedtime.

The negative form of a modal is formed 
by adding ‘not’ after it.


       He could not finish the soup.
       We must not play on the road.

Must, could, can, should and may are examples of modals:

情态动词的例子包括 mustcouldcanshould 和 may

**   must is used to show necessity;
       must 用于显示必要性;

       We must clean the house before 
       Mum comes home.

**   could is used to show abilities in the past
       or to ask for a favour in a polite way;
       could 用于显示过去所拥有的能力或

       My grandfather could swim very well 
       when he was young.
       Could you help me carry those bags?

**  can is used to show abilities or something 
      that someone is able to do;
      can 用于显示能力或可以做的事;

      Most birds can fly.
      I can lend you that book if you want.

**   should is used to give advice, opinions 
       or to express obligations;
       should 用于表达劝告意见或义务;

       You should do as your mother told you.

**   may is used to show uncertainly or 
       to ask for permission.
       May 用于显示不确定性或征求同意。

       I may visit her today or tomorrow.
       May I go home now?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Subject-Verb Agreement


A singular subject take a singular verb.


The dog wags its tall excitedly when it sees its master.

A plural subject takes a plural verb.


My brothers always do their homework after dinner.

An uncountable noun takes a singular verb.


Water is very important in our daily lives.

A collective noun which is considered as a whole unit is used with a singular verb.


The herd of cows is drinking water by the river.

Words like each, every, none, anybody, everybody, each of, one of, neither of, either of, etc. take a singular verb.

Each everynoneanybodyeverybody each of one ofneither of either of 等词和单数动词连用。

e.g    Every pupil has a dictionary.