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WOODLANDS SECONDARY SCHOOL ENGLISH LANGUAGE Name: ___________________________________ (

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Class: _____ Date: __________________

Section A – 37m Decide whether to use simple present, simple past, present perfect or passive voice. Use the long forms when filling in the blanks. The Fellowship of the Ring (be) …………………………..[1] the first book of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which (set) …………………………..[2] in a fictive world, Middle Earth. It (tell) …………………………..[3] the story of Frodo, a hobbit, and a magic ring. As the story (begin) …………………………..[4], Frodo (give) …………………………..[5] a magic ring. The wizard Gandalf then (tell) …………………………..[6] him of the Rings of Power and of Sauron, the Dark Lord, who (make) …………………………..[7] the Master Ring to rule all other Rings. Gandalf (advise) …………………………..[8] Frodo to leave home and keep the ring out of Sauron's hands who already (send) …………………………..[9] his Black Riders in search for it. Frodo's ring (give) …………………………..[10] Sauron the power to enslave Middle Earth. Frodo (leave) …………………………..[11] the shire with three travelling companions: Sam, Merry and Pippin. First they (know/not) …………………………..[12] that the Dark Riders (pick up) …………………………..[13] their trail already. But soon the four friends (find out) …………………………..[14] about that. They (have) …………………………..[15] a few encounters with the Dark Riders which Frodo and his friends (can) …………………………..[16] only just escape. In one attack by the Dark Riders, however, Frodo (wound) …………………………..[17] badly. Still, his friends (manage) …………………………..[18]

to

escape

with

him.

Travelling

on,

they

(reach)

…………………………..[19] the country of the elves. There Frodo (heal) ………………………….. [20] by Elrond, an half-elven. A

council

then

(decide)

…………………………..[22]

…………………………..[21] and

(send)

that

the

ring

…………………………..[23]

(must

nine

/

destroy)

individuals,

the

fellowship of the ring, to the Cracks of Doom to fulfil this task. The group (travel) …………………………..[24]

through

the

lands

of

Hollom

and

finally

(come)

…………………………..[25] to the mines of Moria. There they (have to) ………………………….. [26] fight against orcs and a demon of flames called Balrog. Fighting Balrog on the bridge of Khazad-Dum, Gandalf (save) …………………………..[29] his friends. Gandalf himself, however, (drag) …………………………..[30] into the depths by the demon. The others (manage) …………………………..[31] to escape. 1


When Boromir, one of the fellowship, (try) …………………………..[32] to steal the ring, Frodo (realise) …………………………..[33] that he (have to) …………………………..[34] continue on his own. His dear friend Sam, however, (want/not) …………………………..[35] to let him go alone. So he (accompany) …………………………..[36] him and eventually the two of them (reach) …………………………..[37] the evil land of Mordor. Section B – 7m Highlight/underline the passive voice in the passage. When the American, Mr Otis, bought Canterville Castle, everyone told him that this was very foolish, as the place was haunted. But Mr Otis answered, “I come from a modern country, where we have everything that money can buy. And if there were such a thing as a ghost in Europe, we would have it at home in one of our museums.” A few weeks later, on a lovely July evening, Mr Otis, his wife and their children, Washington, Virginia and the twins, went down to their new home. When they entered the avenue of Canterville Castle, the sky suddenly became dark and a spooky stillness was in the air. Mrs Umney, the housekeeper, led them into the library of the castle, where they sat down and began to look around. Suddenly, Mrs Otis saw a red stain on the floor just by the fireplace and said to Mrs Umney, “I am afraid something has been spilt there.” “Yes, madam,” said the old housekeeper in a low voice, “blood has been spilt on that spot.” “How terrible,” said Mrs Otis; “I don't want any blood-stains in my sitting-room. It must be removed at once.” The old woman smiled and answered, “It is the blood of Lady Eleanore de Canterville, who was murdered on that spot by her husband, Sir Simon de Canterville, in 1575. Sir Simon disappeared seven years later. His body has never been found, but his ghost still haunts the Castle. The blood-stain is a tourist attraction now and it cannot be removed.” “That is all nonsense,” said Washington, the eldest son of the Otis family, “stain remover will clean it up in no time,” and he took a bottle of stain remover out of his pocket and cleaned the spot. But as soon as the blood-stain had disappeared, a terrible flash of lightning lit up the room and a fearful peal of thunder made the whole building shake.

Answer Section A The Fellowship of the Ring (be) is [1] the first book of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which (set) is set [2] in a fictive world, Middle Earth. It (tell) tells [3] the story of Frodo, a hobbit, and a magic ring. As the story (begin) begins [4], Frodo (give) is given [5] a magic ring. The wizard Gandalf then (tell) tells [6] him of the Rings of Power and of Sauron, the Dark Lord, who (make) made [7] the Master Ring to rule all other Rings. Gandalf (advise) advises [8] Frodo to leave home 2


and keep the ring out of Sauron's hands who already (send) has sent [9] his Black Riders in search for it. Frodo's ring (give) would give [10] Sauron the power to enslave Middle Earth. Frodo (leave) leaves [11] the shire with three travelling companions: Sam, Merry and Pippin. First they (know/not) do not know [12] that the Dark Riders (pick up) have picked up [13] their trail already. But soon the four friends (find out) find out [14] about that. They (have) have [15] a few encounters with the Dark Riders which Frodo and his friends (can) can [16] only just escape. In one attack by the Dark Riders, however, Frodo (wound) is wounded [17] badly. Still, his friends (manage) manage [18] to escape with him. Travelling on, they (reach) reach [19] the country of the elves. There Frodo (heal) is healed [20] by Elrond, an half-elven. A council then (decide) decides [21] that the ring (must / destroy) must be destroyed [22] and (send) send [23] nine individuals, the fellowship of the ring, to the Cracks of Doom to fulfil this task. The group (travel) travela [24] through the lands of Hollom and finally (come) comea [25] to the mines of Moria. There they (have to) have to [26] fight against orcs and a demon of flames called Balrog. Fighting Balrog on the bridge of Khazad-Dum, Gandalf (save) saves [29] his friends. Gandalf himself, however, (drag) is dragged [30] into the depths by the demon. The others (manage) manage [31] to escape. When Boromir, one of the fellowship, (try) tries [32] to steal the ring, Frodo (realise) realises [33] that he (have to) has to [34] continue on his own. His dear friend Sam, however, (want/ not) does not want [35] to let him go alone. So he (accompany) accompanies [36] him and eventually the two of them (reach) reach [37] the evil land of Mordor. Section B When the American, Mr Otis, bought Canterville Castle, everyone told him that this was very foolish, as the place was haunted. But Mr Otis answered, “I come from a modern country, where we have everything that money can buy. And if there were such a thing as a ghost in Europe, we would have it at home in one of our museums.” A few weeks later, on a lovely July evening, Mr Otis, his wife and their children, Washington, Virginia and the twins, went down to their new home. When they entered the avenue of Canterville Castle, the sky suddenly became dark and a spooky stillness was in the air. Mrs Umney, the housekeeper, led them into the library of the castle, where they sat down and began to look around. Suddenly, Mrs Otis saw a red stain on the floor just by the fireplace and said to Mrs Umney, “I am afraid something has been spilt there.” “Yes, madam,” said the old housekeeper in a low voice, “blood has been spilt on that spot.” “How terrible,” said Mrs Otis; “I don't want any blood-stains in my sitting-room. It must be removed at once.”

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The old woman smiled and answered, “It is the blood of Lady Eleanore de Canterville, who was murdered on that spot by her husband, Sir Simon de Canterville, in 1575. Sir Simon disappeared seven years later. His body has never been found, but his ghost still haunts the Castle. The blood-stain is a tourist attraction now and it cannot be removed.” “That is all nonsense,” said Washington, the eldest son of the Otis family, “stain remover will clean it up in no time,” and he took a bottle of stain remover out of his pocket and cleaned the spot. But as soon as the blood-stain had disappeared, a terrible flash of lightning lit up the room and a fearful peal of thunder made the whole building shake.

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passive voice