Competencies that were considered in NAT 2012
1. Subject-verb Agreement
2. Verb Tense
3. Adjectives
4. Adverbs
5. Preposit...
Still On and On
1. The road is hard, the path is rough
2. It seems as though the sands of pain will never end
3. Yet, I ha...
a. He gave up completely.
b. He doubted his decisions.
c. He hesitated to take actions.
d. He continued to move ahead.
Sol...
18. What value did the writer emphasize through the text?
a. having goals in life
b. being overly ambitious
c. having mate...
2. The sun puts a rainbow scarf about rains’ shoulders when they go out together.
A. Simile B. Metaphor C. Personification...
A. Literary B. Journalistic C. Scientific D. Academic
11. Once a month, one egg matures in one ovary of a woman. Each time...
Up and up Icarus soared, through the soft moist cloud and out again towards the glorious sun. He was bewitched by a
sense ...
B. Wonders of the reproductive system
C. Love of oneself
D. Love of nature
Nelson Mandela used his skills as a lawyer to w...
Self –esteem is a sense of value and worth that comes from a positive self-image. It begins with you and extends to all
th...
b. were injured
c. were captured
d. were arrested
Bill Bixby is known for his starring roles in popular television shows, ...
2. The prefix mis in the word misfortune means
a. without b. before c. wrong d. again
3. From the selection above, we coul...
Selection E
(1) Our mission is to share Jesus and His teachings. (2) Jesus was a teacher, a healer, and a lover. (3) We mu...
13. My uncle ___________ music in college.
a. study b. studied c. studies d. studying
14. I will _______up nursing next ye...
a. act b. believing c. change d. progress
2. If you are to change the gerund into infinitive or infinitive phrase; the sen...
5. Only a few clerks were obliged to return to ________________ store and offices after lunch.
a. theirs b. their c. them ...
a. good b. better c. best d. well
12. Jose is ______ than any other boy in the class.
a. tall b. taller c. tallest d. more...
29. The police Is still in control ____________ the situation.
a. of b. in c. at d. to
30. The public expects the senate _...
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Nat reviewer 2012

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  • 1. Competencies that were considered in NAT 2012 1. Subject-verb Agreement 2. Verb Tense 3. Adjectives 4. Adverbs 5. Prepositions 6. Transitional Verbs/ Cohesive devices 7. Verbal nouns (Gerunds/ Infinitives) 8. Pronouns (Reflexive) 9. Interpret illustrations and schematic diagrams in science and technology texts bar graph 10. Interpret illustrations and schematic diagrams in science and technology texts line graph 11. Interpret illustrations and schematic diagrams in science and technology texts table 12. Deduce the theme/ main idea of the selection 13. Define words through context or word analysis 14. Make inference 15. Identify the values reflected in various texts types in World Literature 16. Identify the type of conflict in selections 17. Identify/interpret figurative language in sentences 18. Identify whether the text is journalistic, scientific, literary or academic 19. Paraphrase lines or passages 20. Draw conclusion Skills: Identifying/ Analyzing Figures of Speech Drawing Conclusion/Identifying Text Type/Value, Author’s Purpose or Motive Directions: The following are excerpts from a drama. Read it carefully. Then answer the questions that follow: Castor: Oh so your cock lost again. Kulas: Yes Castor! You cannot imagine how unlucky I am. Can you believe that this is my third time in a row that I lost? Come let me tell you about it. (The following are all accompanied with gestures and grimaces.)The moment the cocks were put down, they both charged at each other. My cock ducked under. My cock struck a backward rabbit punch which grazed the other at the back. Both whirled around, and faced each other like boxers. Suddenly they both charged at each other at the same time. They were both up in the air. Feathers flew around like a whirlwind. My cock kept striking at the other- right, left, right, left. The other one was often hit, but not seriously. It was bleeding but was still on its feet. The battle continued furiously. It was a hurricane. I could not see what was going on because it was so fast, and feathers were flying and rising all about like smoke. All of a sudden, I saw the other cock fall on its back. I jumped for joy. “Kwarta na”. My cock was on its feet. It jumped on the other cock to give it the final blow. But Castor, do you know where the cock landed? Castor: (He has been listening with great absorption, visualizing it all throughout and saying “Oh” and “Ah” at appropriate intervals.) Where? Kulas: It smacked on the other cock’s blade (Pause) Castor… Castor… I abhor gambling. It is disgusting. Never again, I tell you. 1. “The feathers were flying and rising all about like smoke” is an example of_______________ a. Irony b. Metaphor c. Personification d. Simile 2. “Feathers flew around like a whirlwind” is an example of _______________ a. Metaphor b. Personification c. Simile d. Synecdoche 3. “The battle continued furiously. It was a hurricane.” This is an example of_________. a. Hyperbole b. Metonymy c. Paradox d. Personification
  • 2. Still On and On 1. The road is hard, the path is rough 2. It seems as though the sands of pain will never end 3. Yet, I have to go on for I have been called upon 4. And sent to lead, to guide, to inspire 5. Though the walls may crumble at my feet 6. And the world rumbles with every defeat 7. Still, I will move on, move on and on until every battle is 4. “Though the walls crumble at my feet” is an example of ____________________ a. Hyperbole b. Personification c. Simile d. Oxymoron 5. The sixth line is an example of a _________ a. Metaphor b. Metonymy c. Personification d. Simile 6. What kind of text is illustrated above? a. Academic b. Journalistic c. Literary d. Scientific Paraphrasing: Read the text and choose the best meaning of the following highlighted passages. Look at the cheerful side of things. Life is made of pleasant and unpleasant things. Remember that almost everything, no matter how dismal, has its own cheerful side. Look for the bright side and forget the dark side. 7. What does the author mean by “has its own cheerful side?” a. Everything is worthless. b. Everything is like a mirror. c. Everything makes us happy. d. Everything has its own value. 8. “It is not a question of what a man knows, but what use he makes of what he knows”- J.G. Holland According to the passage, a man should_______________ a. think before he acts. b. use his knowledge wisely. c. get all the knowledge he can. D. make the best use of his time. 9.“These trees shall be my books”- Shakespeare The line tells us that __________________. a. I will learn from nature. b. Trees are among the best possessions. c. The best learning tools are found in books. d. The barks of trees will be made into books. 10. What is the best paraphrase for the following line? “His market- oriented reforms unleashed China’s entrepreneurial skills”. a. His policies delayed other projects. b. His modern marketing styles favored the rich c. His innovations were opposed by many parties. d. His market strategies opened the way for his country’s economic growth 11. What is the best paraphrase of the highlighted line? “With so many failures behind him, he pressed on”
  • 3. a. He gave up completely. b. He doubted his decisions. c. He hesitated to take actions. d. He continued to move ahead. Solar energy is energy derived from the sun. Scientists estimate that the amount of solar energy reaching the ground on earth is about 1 kw per square meter. This energy heats the ground and the waters of the oceans and drives the global wind systems. 12. What kind of text is illustrated above ? a. Academic b. Journalistic c. Literary d. Scientific CCSHS Sluggers flop CHS Batters, 12-7 With four runs in the 5th inning, the CCSHS Sluggers bombed the CHS Batters to subdue a nerve- frazzling rally of the batters, 12-7 as they clinched the game, Feb. 19, at the CHS quadrangle in connection with the Inter-High Meet. 13. What kind of text is it? a. Academic b. Journalistic c. Literary d. Scientific Read the paragraphs carefully then answer the following questions. Dreams are common to us all. Dreams are special as well. We probably keep to ourselves many of our dreams for fear of ridicule or misunderstanding. Oftentimes we may have selectively shared some dreams; those we figured would get approval. The ones closest and dearest to us, the ones we feel most vulnerable about, we may choose the treasure to our hearts only sometimes thinking (If only you know, sometimes wondering if we are being seen). We are coming to believe that our dreams are spirit filled. They are gifts to encourage us. Like a ship at a sea needing a heading to move forward, our dreams lend direction to our lives. Our frustration may be that we can’t realize a dream without many steps and much time. But life is a process of steps. Success in anything comes inch by inch, stroke by stroke, step by step. 14. To what did the writer compare our “dreams”? a. a spirit b. a treasure c. a silly gift d. a ship at a sea 15. What would happen if we pursue our dreams one step at a time? a. They will turn into reality. b. They will be harder to reach. c. They will temporarily vanish. b. They will lead to frustrations. 16. What can you infer from the phrase “If you only knew” in the last sentence of the first paragraph? a. Some dreams are too personal. b. Some dreams are not meant for us. c. Dreams inspire us to reach our goals. d. Dreams are very important to our lives. 17. What could be the writer’s purpose in writing the selection? a. to inform b. to criticize c. to motivate d. to entertain
  • 4. 18. What value did the writer emphasize through the text? a. having goals in life b. being overly ambitious c. having material desires d. being overly competitive 19. What type of text is presented? a. Academic b. Journalistic c. Literary d. Scientific Perseus, the son of Zeus, king of the gods, hid behind the ruined column, while the snake-haired Medusa, hissing in anger, search for him with drawn bow and arrow. Perseus used the reflection of his shiny shield to see her, for no one could see her eye to eye without turning into a stone. 20. The above conflict is between man against _________ a. himself. b. man c. nature d. supernatural forces 21. The above text is an example of _____________ a. Academic b. Journalistic c. Literary d. Scientific Ramon slumped on the rickety bamboo bench. He went home feeling exhausted and defeated. He searched for vacancy everywhere, in every construction site that day but none hired him. He is unwanted for he is an ex-convict. 22. The conflict illustrated in the text above is between man against ________ a. himself. b. man c. nature d. supernatural forces She removed her wraps before the glass so as to see herself once more before in all her glory. But suddenly she uttered a cry. She no longer had the necklace in her neck. 23. The conflict shown above is a. Abnormal b. External c. Internal d. Supernatural The blazing sun beat down on the wings and softened the wax. Small feathers fell from the wings and floated softly down, while warning Icharus to stay his flight and glide to Earth. But the enchanted boy did not notice them until the sun became so hot that the largest feathers dropped off and he began to sink. Frantically, he fluttered his arms, but no feather was left to hold the air. He cried out to his father but his voice could not be heard above the roar of the sea. His father called him back and hurried to save him, but it was too late. 24. The conflict above is an example of ________ a. Man against Man b. Man against Society c. Man against Himself d. Man against Nature We heard incessant booming of the field guns: planes soared continuously overhead. At night search light stabbed through the darkness. Thousands of Allied and German soldiers were fighting and dying nearby. 25. The conflict presented in the passage is an example of man against _____ a. Man b. Beastc. Society d. Supernatural I. Skills: Identifying /Interpreting figurative language A. Directions: Read and identify each figurative line. Write the letter of the correct answer in your answer sheet. 1.“ Even at night time mama is a sunrise.” A. Simile B. Metaphor C. Personification D.Irony
  • 5. 2. The sun puts a rainbow scarf about rains’ shoulders when they go out together. A. Simile B. Metaphor C. Personification D.Irony 3. Bang-whang –whang goes the drum, tootle-te-tootle the fife, Oh, a day in the city-square, there is no such pleasure in life. A. Simile C. Metaphor B. Personification D.Onomatopoeia B. Directions: Read each line below comprehensively and choose the best interpretation in the given choices. 4. “Where I walk, my shadow is a marriage of flags.” A. I am a product of many cultures. B. My shadow is covered with flags. C. I am a shadow of flags. D. I am holding a flag while walking. 5. The field was his study, nature his book. A. He learned everything through observation and experience. B. He learned by studying nature and writing a book about it. C. He learned from books about fields and nature. D. He learned through studying and reading. II. Skill: Identifying text type. Directions: Read and identify correctly the type of the following texts. 6. “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal. “I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, and the glory of the lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.” A. Journalistic B. Scientific C. Literary D. Academic 7.“The worst is yet to come”, Consumer welfare advocate Raul T. Conception has warned, as international oil prices soar. Conception, chair of the consumer and Oil Price watch (COPW) said, “Fuel and basic commodities would post the bigger price increases this month, exacting a heavy toll not only on the poor but on the middle class. A. Literary B. Scientific C. Journalistic D. Academic 8. Everyone moved aimlessly and fussed in the yard without actually doing any work. A young woman whispered to her co-wife, “If they do not solve this rain business today, the chief will crack.” They had watched him getting thinner and thinner as the people kept on pestering him. A. Literary B. Journalistic C. Scientific D. Academic 9. Tuesday, June 20: My messenger sent to the mines has returned with his specimens of the gold. As he drew forth the yellow lumps from his pockets, and passed them around among the eager crowd, the doubts which had lingered till now, fled... A. Literary B. Journalistic C. Academic D. Scientific 10. The most important day I remember in my life is the one which my teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan, came to me. I am filled with wonder when I consider the immeasurable contrasts between the two lives which it connects. It was the third of March, 1887, three months before I was seven years old.
  • 6. A. Literary B. Journalistic C. Scientific D. Academic 11. Once a month, one egg matures in one ovary of a woman. Each time an egg in the ovary matures, the lining of the womb or uterus becomes thick with many blood vessels, getting ready for the arrival of the fertilized egg. If the egg is not fertilized because there is no sperm, the egg dies. The thickening of the lining of the uterus becomes useless; it breaks up and comes out with blood through the birth canal. This process is called menstrual cycle. Only women have menstrual flow. They have the eggs and the uterus that thickens with many blood vessels. This also explains why menstrual flow comes once a month. It is because an egg leaves the ovary at an average of once in 28 days. This period is called the menstrual period. A. Literary B. Journalistic C. Scientific D. Academic III. Skill: Identifying type of conflict Directions: Identify the type of conflict found in the selection. A poor farmer once had a terrible problem with hawks. The great birds were stealing his chickens. First, the farmer and his wife tried to frighten the hawks away. Then they tried to catch the hawks. But nothing worked. Finally, they made a strong net to trap them. Every day they checked the net to see if there were hawks in the net. 12. The passage describes the conflict between whom? A. The poor farmer and his wife B. The poor farmer and the hawks C. The hawks and the net D. The hawks and the chicken 13. What kind of conflict is shown? A. Man vs man B. Man vs himself C. Man vs society D. Man vs nature “Your face has a good color, you seem to be well nourished and in excellent health, and you converse pleasantly, why should you sigh and complain of your hard luck”,rejoined the old man. “I am barely hanging on to life,” was the moody reply, “and there is practically no happiness to speak of.” 14. The passage describes the conflict between whom? A. Old man vs. the man B. The man vs. his health C. The man vs. himself D. The old man vs. the man’s outlook on life She had no gowns, no jewels, nothing. And she loved nothing but that. She felt made for that. She would have liked so much to be pleased, to be envied, to be charming, to be sought after. 15. What kind of conflict is shown? A. Man vs man B. Man vs himself C. Man vs society D. Man vs nature Daedalus said to his son Icarus, “Keep at a moderate height, for if you fly too low the fog and the spray will clog your wings, and if you fly too high the heat will melt the wax that holds them together. Keep near me and you will be safe.
  • 7. Up and up Icarus soared, through the soft moist cloud and out again towards the glorious sun. He was bewitched by a sense of freedom and beat his wings frantically so that they would carry him higher. The blazing sun beat down on the wings and softens the wax. Small feathers fell from the wings and floated softly down, warning Icarus to stay his flight and glide to earth. But the enchanted boy did not notice them until the sun became so hot that the largest feathers dropped off and he began to sink. Frantically he fluttered his arms, but no feather was left to hold the air. He cried out to his father but his voice could not be heard above the roar of the sea. 16. What kind of conflict is shown? A. Man vs man B. Man vs himself C. Man vs society D. Man vs nature 17. What value is emphasized in the selection? A. loving nature B. obeying parent’s decision C. following one’s dream D. overcoming one’s fear IV. Identify the values reflected in various text types in World Literature. There was once a man who was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho when robbers attacked him, stripped him and beat him up. Then they left him half dead. It so happened that a priest was going down the road. But when he saw the man, he walked on the other side of the road. In the same way, a Levite also came there, went over and looked at the man and walked on by the other side. But a Samaritan who was travelling that way, came upon the man, and when he saw him, his heart was filled with pity. He went over to him, poured oil and wine on his wound and bandaged them. Then he took the man to an inn where he attended him. The next day, he took two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. “Take care of him,” he told the innkeeper, “when I come back this way, I will pay you whatever else you spend on him.” 18. What value does the selection emphasize? A. Keeping one’s promise B. Being honest and loyal C. Helping people in need D. Being industrious and kind Once a month, one egg matures in one ovary of a woman. Each time an egg in the ovary matures, the lining of the womb or uterus becomes thick with many blood vessels, getting ready for the arrival of the fertilized egg. If the egg is not fertilized because there is no sperm, the egg dies. The thickening of the lining of the uterus becomes useless; it breaks up and comes out with blood through the birth canal. This process is called menstrual cycle. Only women have menstrual flow. They have the eggs and the uterus that thickens with many blood vessels. This also explains why menstrual flow comes once a month. It is because an egg leaves the ovary at an average of once in 28 days. This period is called the menstrual period. 19. What value is emphasized in the selection? A. Care of the reproductive organ
  • 8. B. Wonders of the reproductive system C. Love of oneself D. Love of nature Nelson Mandela used his skills as a lawyer to win equal rights for his people, the non-whites races in South Africa. In South Africa, under the system of apartheid, only white people can vote, everybody else is regarded as a second class citizen. Mandela believes all people are equal whatever the color of the skin. For his beliefs, and his resistance to white-only power, Nelson Mandela was jailed for 27 years. Mandela is now the president of South Africa. 20. What value is underscored in the selection? A. equality B. segregation C. discrimination D. dominance 21. What phrase in the selection describes Mandela as an advocator of human rights? A. under the system of apartheid B. a lawyer of equal rights C. white-only power D. non-white races V. Read each selection comprehensively and answer the questions that follow. Sometimes what you don’t say is more important than what is said. Isabella’s friends were trying to convince her to go to an expensive, fancy restaurant for dinner. “No, I’ve got a big test tomorrow,” she told them. When she walked away from them, she fingered the small change in her pocket, and tried to swallow through the lump in her throat. 22. From the passage, you can conclude that – A. Isabella doesn’t really like her friends. B. Isabella doesn’t have enough money. C. Isabella studies a lot. D. Isabella has a sore throat. Suddenly, we were bombarded with music, press releases, phone calls from people wanting to talk to us. This was more overwhelming than either of us imagined. We both had other jobs as well, so we spent many nights talking on the phone, and listening to music into the wee hours of the morning. There was one more component to our work. We had to go to concerts. Lots of them. Most of the concerts didn’t start until eleven or twelve in the evening, and my” daytime” job started early – I usually had to be up at 4 AM to get to work on time. Often I wouldn’t get more than a few hours sleep, and off I would go to other job. Then my partner got hired as the music critic at a nationwide paper, and I was left alone with twice the amount of that I had before. 23. What is the most probable conclusion about what happened after the author’s partner left to work for the nationwide paper? A. The author’s workload increased. B. The newspaper quit running a music column. C. The author stopped writing about music. D. The author didn’t go to as many concerts as before.
  • 9. Self –esteem is a sense of value and worth that comes from a positive self-image. It begins with you and extends to all that you do. With the belief that your best is always good enough, no one but you can destroy your self- esteem. You destroy your esteem when you do not keep your word; when you do not honor the agreements and commitments you make; if you say “yes” when you really mean “no”, when you don’t follow your first thought. It is of little consequence what your past has been. It is not your concern what others may be saying or doing. It is only in your mind that you build and destroy your self-esteem. You may not know how to raise your self- esteem, but you definitely know how to stop lowering it. 24. What is meant by the following line? “It is only in your mind that you build and destroy your self-esteem.” A. Your self-esteem is reflected in what others think of you. B. Your weaknesses and strengths change from time to time. C. Self-esteem depends on what you think about yourself. D. What people think about you determines your self-esteem. Lesley knows that light colors do not absorb as much heat from the sun as for the cockpit. It is very hot day. Lesley is getting dressed. She has two blouses that match her flowered skirt. One is a navy blue. The other is white. 25. Lesley would probably _____________. a. wear the navy blue blouse. b. wear the white blouse c. put on a long-sleeved blouse. d. Wear nothing at all. With his hooked nose and scimitar mustache, Captain Leul, had the look of an affable eagle as he checked the gauges above his head. The plane was the pilot’s favorite in the company’s fleet. Besides him sat co-pilot Yonas Merkuria who was looking forward to fly with his levelheaded colleague. At 11:09 a.m. . On November 23,1996, Flight 961 thundered down the runway, soared into the sky and the Captain switched off the seatbelt sign. Suddenly, shout broke out. “Shut Up”! Do what we say! Led by Matheas, three men ran yelling up the aisle, headed for the cockpit. The door crashed open, Alemayehu held something the size of a tennis ball. “We’ll beat you to death”! Sultan screamed, snatching fire ax from the wall. Captain Leul held up his hands in a gesture of peace. “We’ll do what you want”, he said. “Don’t hit him”! Quickly, while the hijackers were distracted, Leul changed the transponder code 7500, the hijack alert. He also flicked his radio button and in a low voice said, “961 hijacked.” A pilot of another plane acknowledged. Guild of Air Riots and Air Navigators Chief, Captain Clive Elton, said, “. For the action contributing outstandingly to save human life, it was an amazing feat of courage that saved many lives.” Leul received the award. 26. The best concluding sentence for the third paragraph is _____ a. The destination of the plane was changed. b. Now the world knew the problem. c. The passengers cried, screamed, and scrambled for life vests. d. The power was gone 27. It can be concluded that the two pilots ________. a. survived the ordeal
  • 10. b. were injured c. were captured d. were arrested Bill Bixby is known for his starring roles in popular television shows, yet fame and fortune have not insulted him from pain and sorrow. In 1981, Bixby’s only child, six-year-old Christopher died from a rare infection. A year later, his first wife, an actress, committed suicide. A second marriage ended in divorce after two years. More recently Bixby was diagnosed with spreading, advanced prostate cancer, which has penetrated his bones. With so many traumas in one decade, Bixby could have become cynical and bitter about life, but he demonstrates the opposite, I’m the happiest that I’ve ever been,” he says. Because as many tragedies as I’ve had to face in my life, I’ve been blessed with the greatest friends.” 28. What could be the next possible scenario in Bixby’s life? a. Marriage b. Death c. Better health d. Have children Selection A (1) In Greek mythology, Athena is the virgin goddess of reason, intelligent activity, wisdom, heroic endeavor, arts and literature. (2) Athena is the daughter of Zeus. (3) She sprang full grown in armor from his forehead, thus has no mother. (4) She is fierce and brave in the battle. (5) She is the goddess of the city, handicrafts and agriculture. (6) She invented the bridle, which permeate man to tame horses, the trumpet, the flute, the pot, the rake, the plow, the yoke, the ship and the chariot. (7) She is the embodiment of wisdom, reason and purity. (8) She was Zeus’s favorite child and was allowed to use his weapon including his thunderbolt. (9) She is attended by an owl and is often accompanied by the goddess of victory, Nike. (10) Wearing a goatskin breastplate called the Aegis, given to her by her father, Zeus, she is often shown helmeted with a shield bearing Gorgon Medusa’s head. (11) She is an armed warrior goddess. 1. As used in the selection, the word fierce also means__________. a. aggressive b. coward c. strong d. weak 2. As the daughter of Zeus, you could infer that Athena is _______. a. a mortal b. an immortal c. a princess d. human 3. What sentence number states the main idea of the selection above? a. 1 b. 4 c. 8 d. 11 Selection B Money ….money…..money! This seems to be the only thing that matters to some people. A lot of crime, death, and misfortunes happen because of money. Have you ever imagined how the world would be without money? Perhaps you cannot imagine the hardships the poor people experience because of lack of money. But what is in money that everybody works hard to have it? They say money is the passport to power and fame. 1. The selection underscores that ________. a. people cannot live without money. b. money will not make people happy. c. money is the root of all evils. d. people need money to have authority and be popular.
  • 11. 2. The prefix mis in the word misfortune means a. without b. before c. wrong d. again 3. From the selection above, we could conclude that a. money makes the world go round. b. people worship and adore money. c. money brings misfortunes to one who aims for it. d. the amount of happiness depends upon the amount you have. Selection C There are times that people do things just for the sake of doing things. Not take any considerations to what those actions really mean. As a result, people tend to make mistakes and just feel sorry for the result of the careless acts. People are responsible for their own actions. People must do things because those are important, meaningful, and to give positive outcome. Just like what MacLeish implied in his poem. He, as a poet, does not only write a poem. Instead, he assumes a double responsibility; he does not only make the sense of the poem describing a poem but he also uses this poem to be an example of the kind of poem he approves. 1. What title best fits the selection? a. Responsibility begins in One’s Self b. Being Responsible is a must c. Action equals Responsibility d. Action Mirrors Oneself 2. According to the selection, man must …. a. be reflective of what he does. b. not be conscious of his actions. c. consider the consequences of whatever actions he will undertake. d. say sorry for his mistakes. 3. The word tend as used in the selection also means _______ a. neglect b. have the tendency c. approve d.be unlikely Selection D According to Alfred Lord Tennyson, “It is better to have loved and lost, than not to have loved at all.” In your own words, how will you interpret it? Trials are part of everyone’s life and one of these is the trial in one’s love life. How one can handle the joy and pain is actually a skill. Why? It is definitely a way of measuring your ability of facing all walks of life. As a teenager, you often take love too seriously. When you take the sweet fruit of love, you may feel that you are floating like a cloud and when you feel the sour fruit, you may feel that there are thousands knives in your heart. That is why you have to learn to be tough in facing the reality behind love. 1. What is the most appropriate title to the selection above? a. Love is Blind b. Love can Wait c. Follow your Heart d. Mind over Heart 2. As a teenager learning to fall in love with the opposite sex, what lesson can you derive from the selection? a. Do not take love seriously. b. Study first before love. c. Be strong in learning the realities of love. d. Be ready to face the trials concerning love. 3. What is the antonym of the word tough as used in the selection? a. hard b. patient c. wise d. weak
  • 12. Selection E (1) Our mission is to share Jesus and His teachings. (2) Jesus was a teacher, a healer, and a lover. (3) We must also live all of that in our lives and share it as missionaries with all our brothers and sisters in this world of ours. (4) Jesus said that we ought to be His disciples – His missionaries – deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him. (5) As missionaries, we must share with others all that Jesus said and all that He expects of us. (6) We must be enthusiastic for Jesus. (7) Because we are enthusiastic for Him, we must share Him with everyone else. (8) “That is our mission!” 1. The main concept of the article above is a. we should love one another. b. we should bring the Good News of salvation to all. c. we have our mission in life. d. we must live as Jesus’ followers. 2. The pronoun ourselves in the article refers to a. you b. them c. we d. I 3. From the article, we could infer that a. Jesus has a mission for us. b. we need to follow Jesus’ teachings. c. we all have our mission in life. d. only few have a mission in life. 4. Which is the antonym of the word disciple? a. believer b. devotee c. follower d. critic Directions: Choose the word or phrase which will best complete the sentence. S – V Agreement 5. Each of the soldiers _____________ commended by the president yesterday. a. are b. is c. were d. was 6. The cost of houses __________ going up every day. a. is b. are c. were d. was 7. Raquel, like her brothers and sisters, __________ brown hair. a. has b. have c. is having d. are having 8. A number of students __________ late this morning. a. is b. was c. where d. were 9. One of his friends __________from Albay. a. comes b. coming c. come d. had came Tenses of Verbs 10. He is one of the players who never ______ die. a. say b. said c. says d. saying 11. We have _______ for almost two hours. a. swum b. swimmed c. swim d. swam 12. Have you ________enough water? a. drink b. drinked c. drinks d. drunk
  • 13. 13. My uncle ___________ music in college. a. study b. studied c. studies d. studying 14. I will _______up nursing next year. a.taking b. taken c. take d. took Adjectives 1. This is the __________ film I have seen. a. more funny b. funniest c. funny d. funnier 2. It is __________ yesterday than today. a. warmer b. warmier c. warmest d. warm 3. The _____number of mistakes in the English test were in spelling. a. much b. more c. most d. many 14. Do you honestly think he is the _______ choice? a. good b. better c. best d. well 15. Do old people need ______exercise than young ones? a. many b. more c. most d. much Adverbs 16. Among my classmates, I live _______ the school. a. nearer b. nearest c. the most near d. near . 17. Yesterday, the architects ____________explained the plans they have for the building. a. sketchy b. sketchingly c. sketchily d. sketch 18. He often prattles _____________ and monotonously. a. continuously b. continues c. continuous d. continue 19. The concert ran __________. a. later b. lately c. late d. lattely 20. Almost _______________ she presented her handmade gift. a. apologetically b. apologeticaly c. aphologeticaly d. apologize Preposition 21. A valley lies _________ the sea. a. under b. below c. down d. by 22. We remained _________ after the others had left. a. behind b. behinds c. behinding d. be hind 23. I am busy;________ I don’t like the movie. a. beside b. bee side c. besides d. be side 24. The antique chair was _____ good condition. a. at b. on c. by d. in 25. The sun went ___________ behind the hill. a. down b. up c. over d. under LC-Verbal Nouns 1. What is the gerund in the sentence “Believing in the virtue of change is one tough act towards progress?”
  • 14. a. act b. believing c. change d. progress 2. If you are to change the gerund into infinitive or infinitive phrase; the sentence “Loving is living” will become ____________________. a. To love is to live is to living. b. To loving is to living. c. To love is living. d. To loving is to live. 3. Love allows us to see things beyond the parameters of our eyes. The infinitive in this sentence is _______________________. a. allows b. beyond c. love d. see 4. What is the infinitive phrase in the sentence “To be a brother to all?” a. To all b. To be a brother to all c. A great act d. Act of love 5. Which of the following sentences has a gerund that functions as subjective complement? a. His dream was uniting not only America but the whole world as well. b. Development means creating jobs for people. c. Lea was admired for creating something of unique value. d. Everyone has a vision for the next century-raising the quality of living of all people of the world. LC-Transitional Verbs/Cohesive Device 1. Eleanor was showing the signs of leadership _____________ compassions that would distinguish her later on a. yet b. but c. and d. or 2. I have often been downcast __________________. I have never been in despair. a. but b. and c.so d. while 3. Nature in tranquility represents peace _______________ we must not violate it. a. but b. yet c. although d. so 4. We demand much from friendship; ___________ we drive our friends away. a. so b. also c. consequently d. and 5. A building’s design affects the way people carry on their daily life; _________ architects must know as much about life as they do about art. a. therefore b. although c. but d. however LC-Pronouns 1. ____________ was someone became a champion in basketball. a. He b. Him c. His d. Them 2. It was the students ________________ who brought home the bacon. a. herself b. himself c. ourselves d. themselves 3. The teacher talked to __________ regarding the performance of her daughter. a. his b. her c . she d. him 4. I told ________________ not to attend the party. a. mine b. myself c. ourselves d. themselves
  • 15. 5. Only a few clerks were obliged to return to ________________ store and offices after lunch. a. theirs b. their c. them d. its Complete each sentence with the most appropriate reflexive pronoun. 1. She had printed the card _______________. a. myself b. yourself c. itself d. herself 2. I’ll take it down to the police station ________________. a. themselves b. myself c. itself d. himself 3. Did you make these _______________? a. yourself b. themselves c. myself d. herself 4. The town _______________ was so small that it didn’t have a bank. a. themselves b. myself c. yourself d. itself 5. They are making fools of _______________. a. themselves b. yourself c. himself d. itself A. Choose the correct verb form that best completes the sentence. 1. Susan, together with her close friends, ________ the Educational Tour to Naga City. a. join b. joins c. are joining d. have joined 2. Neither the seniors nor the adviser ______ the regional YES-O Camp in Masbate. a. attends b. attend c. were attending d. are attending 3. The class ______ not agree on the number they have to present during the UN Culminating activity. a. do b. doing c. does d. done 4. Both the blind and the lame ________ blessed with a strong sense of hearing. a. am b. was c. are d. is 5. My teacher and mother _______ always ready to help me with all my school works. a. is b. are c. am d. was B. Select the appropriate tense of the verb to complete the sentence. 6. Last week, our teacher ________me to submit our research project. a. asks b. asking c. asked d. is asking 7. Some parents________ their children the value of respect to elders. a. taught b. have taught c. has taught d. had taught 8. One of the contestants in the prestigious beauty contest _______ her acting ability tomorrow. a. show b. will show c. are showing d. will be shown 9. The Bicolanos _________ the Peňafrancia Festival every year. a. celebrates b. celebrated c. will celebrate d. are celebrating 10. The students _________ their project immediately, after they ________it. a. have submitted- finished b. submitted – have finished c. submitted- had finished d. submit- have finished C. Choose the correct form of adjectives. 11. Among the participants, she’s the ________.
  • 16. a. good b. better c. best d. well 12. Jose is ______ than any other boy in the class. a. tall b. taller c. tallest d. more taller 13. It was the _______ disaster that I’ve ever witnessed in my life. a. bad b. worst c. worse d. most bad 14. Among Quezon’s Code of Citizenship and Ethics, which is ______by many Filipinos? a. practiced b. little practiced c. less practiced d. least practiced 15. The Earth is ________from the sun than Venus. a. farther b. farthest c. far d. further A. Choose the appropriate adverb to complete the statement. 16. The hungry boy ________________ proceeded to the dining table. a. hurry b. hurrying c. hurriedly d. hurries 17. The congressman ____________ called for a meeting. a. secretly b. secret c. secretive d. too secretive 18. The novice recites her prayer __________________. a. fervent b. fervently c. too fervent d. none of these 19. The street children played in the park ________________. a. happily b. happiness c. happy d. very happy 20. Did the students return the books _________________? a. prompt b. promptly c. too prompt d. prompter B. Which connector best completes the sentence? 21. The president assisted in the search for the missing body of DILG secretary _______ he failed to report to his commitment. a. thus b. moreover c. yet d. then 22. We do not like war ______________ people continue to produce gadgets that kill and destroy. a. for b. yet c. so d. and 23. Nature in tranquility represents peace ____________________ we must not violate it. a. and b. for c. so d. yet 24. We will continuously suffer from nature’s wrath_______________ we change our behavior. a. and b. so c. yet d. unless 25. The actress promised to report to the press conference;___________________ ,she did not arrive. a. however b. furthermore c. although d. whether C. Determine the correct preposition used in the following sentences. 26. He left his luggage __________the train terminal. a. in b. beside c. at d. below 27. The man had already abandoned the place when a bomb________________ the gate exploded. a. around b. until c. through d. beside 28. The mall _____________ the train station is convenient. a. about b. near c. toward d. until
  • 17. 29. The police Is still in control ____________ the situation. a. of b. in c. at d. to 30. The public expects the senate ________________ come up with the abolition of RH Bill. a. in b. from c. to d. at Transition Signals Choose the appropriate transition signal that will complete the sentence. 31. Before, people were so afraid of the wolf. _______ , they have finally overcome that fear. a. Before b. now c. next d. afterwards 32. Dior,___ ___, was a bit nervous and as he always do when a bit nervous he began to sing. a. Meanwhile b. however c. similarly d. in fact 33. He said in a low voice “Brother Wolf”. ____, the wolf quieted. a. Lately b. then c. meanwhile d. similarly 34. The world hungers for peace. _____ , we have to work out to attain world peace. a. Finally b. so c. however d. presently 35. There is indeed, a lot that love can do. _______, sometimes, it seems that love is taken for granted. a. But b. In fact c. So that d. For example Verbal Choose the suitable verbal that will complete the sentence. 36. They were annoyed _____ that the shower still hadn’t been installed. a. To seeing b. to saw c. to see d. to seen 37. Sue was horrified ____ that the kitchen had been painted red instead of white a. To find b. to found c. to finding d. to finds 38. ________all those history dates by heart is impossible! a. To learns b. To learn c. To learned d. To learning 39. What he did was ________. a. cheat b. cheating c. cheated d. cheats 40. Attending to our duties as citizens and ______ our love for our fellowmen are necessary. a. shows b .shown c. showing d. show PRONOUN Determine the pronoun that will complete the sentence. 41. My ______ spouses take turns driving to work. a. Friends b. friend’s c. friends’ d. friend 42. Most of us have _____own view on women in sports. a .ours b. our c. theirs d. their 43. Antonio learned to have a problem with ______ eyes a. He’s b. his c. hers d. him 44. If a female athlete is very talented_______ can become famous. a. he b. she c. his d. her 45. A _________ job and duties usually include typing letters and memos. a. secretarys’ b. secretaries c. secretary’s d. secretary