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Upper Comprehension with Pictorial and Context Clues

Written by George Moore

R.I.C. Publications RIC-0110R 2.8/191

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UPPER FOREWORD Cloze is a well known teaching strategy for developing language skills in primary schools. The author has used his extensive experience as a classroom teacher and principal to write this series of books which provides cloze exercises that are varied and interesting. There are two main types of cloze exercises in this book –␣ exercises where answer lists are given and those where the children provide their own words. In both cases, reading strategies such as context clues, syntactic and semantic skills and word recognition etc. are practised. The factual passages enable the children to use their reading skills while learning interesting facts about a variety of topics. The imaginative passages will help to expand vocabulary and could be used as starting points for written expression. The passages involving nouns, adjectives etc. enable the teacher to use the sheets as tools for reinforcing lessons on parts of speech. Children should provide their own words in cloze review situations and not select words from a given list. CONTENTS

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POINTS FROM RESEARCH ON CLOZE PROCEDURES

1.

Cloze exercises are very effective in developing reading/listening skills with primary/secondary pupils.

2.

Selective deletions are effective as teaching tools and can be used to practise selected aspects of language (nouns, verbs etc.).

3.

Teachers of younger children should precede written cloze exercises with oral cloze activities (for example, 'I rode to school on my .').

4.

Except in review situations, cloze exercises can be used with partners or small groups –␣ much verbal interaction.

5.

When content words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs) are deleted, the children are encouraged to search for meaning.

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When structural words (pronouns, conjunctions, prepositions, articles) are deleted, the children are encouraged to use words which are syntactically correct.

7.

'Prompts' (initial letters, pictures, letter groups etc.) should be used in the initial stages with younger children before attempting passages without 'prompts'.

8.

Answers are provided at the back of this book. However it is not possible to provide a complete list of possible answers. Teachers should use their discretion in marking activities and students should be rewarded for providing answers that show a use of context and pictorial clues contained in each activity.

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Exercise 1

Poem 1

Use the list words below to complete the spaces in the poem. Don't forget to consider rhyming words at the end of lines as this may help.

No

, no stars

1

at

of night, 2

our earthly

,

3

sheds no friendly

.

4

On a

horizon

5

dawn's

explore 6

and make memories of

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hour.

7

8

is

now, 9

and

of light

10

caress each

. 11

burst into song, 12

their

high and low, 13

they

the day 14

show!

a 15

lamp

golden

moon

earth

birds

bough

warming

herald

shafts

spectacular

dead

darkened

light

fingers

notes

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Exercise 2

City Sailing

Use clues in the picture to fill in the spaces in the passage with words of your own choice.

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The Esta building is the

skyscraper stands near the

2

is the rather than

7

The few boats race

above cast no

danger threatens. A plume of behind the city and

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outlining the course. A

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watches the yachts, prepared to

13

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on the water as the

10

the first of the

11

us that

ignore

the

racing

yachts

away if

14

rises from the

15

17

its

6

like the other boats.

8

9

crane. The largest

3

one with numbers

5

4

solitary

on the city skyline, while the

1

18

16

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Exercise 3

Review

Use your own words to complete this letter. 36 Vine Road Dayton Taylorville

Letter Format

24/10/92

Dear

1

It has been a

husband.

my law examinations with great and now © R . I . C . P u b l i c a t i o n s to find an position with the Legal Aid Department in the •f orr e vi ew pur posesonl y• offices. 8

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10

State

John is still at home with

5

but my mother has remarried and now lives in Denton with her

6

7

I have

to you and many things have

3

during those years. My oldest

4

my

time since I last

2

11

12

I am not

yet but have a boyfriend who

13

as I do. He is a lot

than I am but we are both

15

things –␣ films, sport etc. He is also a qualified

17

in the same suburb

14

16

in the same

and works in the Legal Aid

Department.

Well, Aileen, I'll have to

now. Hope to

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from you soon.

Yours sincerely

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Exercise 4

Adverbs (of time)

Adverbs of time tell us when something is done (e.g. he played now, he has been recently etc.). When did he play? Now When did he come? Recently Use the list of adverbs of time given below to complete the passage. Use pencil in case you need to change answers.

David travelled to work

and because he did so he

saw free

1

concerts in the city centre.

2

, however, he was told to go in

3

Tuesdays and

4

on

were concerts performed on that day. He had said, only 5

, that he would leave the firm if things changed, but

6

family which would p.m. and

he had a

7

increase with the birth of his latest child. Work finished at 5

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p.m. He looked forward to seeing his wife, though he'd 12

hospital and

in hospital until 10

10

11

13

15

14

take their young children with him.

later

weekly

daily

recently

soon

never

always

then

hourly

sometimes

before

often

now

seldom

afterwards

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Exercise 5

Exploration

Use the words listed below to fill the spaces in the passage. When you have finished, you should have learnt something about the world's explorers. Use pencil in case you need to change answers.

Exploration Throughout strong

people have always felt a

1

to explore the vast

2

Christopher Columbus

west in an exciting

4

and a courageous Robert Falcon Scott of Antarctica in his ill-fated Polo brought back the

for new lands,

5

the barren,

6

wastes 7

to reach the South Pole before Amundsen. Marco

8

of Asia to Venice, and Magellan lost his

9

during the first

10

areas of the word.

3

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around the world. Unfortunately, many

to the conquered of the new © R . I . C . P u b l i c a t i o n s lands discovered by these explorers. •f orr evi ew pur posesonl y• explorations have brought

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12

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In

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17

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times, Neil Armstrong's televised was seen by

of people and promised even more exciting

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exploration in

on the moon's

16

20

years.

treasures

efforts

surface

future

sailed

history

quest

space

crossed

unknown

voyage

walk

urge

life

frozen

courageous

natives

suffering

modern

millions

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Exercise 6

The Encounter

Use the words in the list to complete the spaces in the passage. Use pencil in case you need to change your answers.

The Encounter The

crocodile slid

1

the deep, dark

of the lake. A timid young

3

edged nervously down the sloping bank of the

4

cool

creature's

and drank the

5

water. Then, suddenly, with bewildering

6

8

into

2

broke the surface and in a flash leg. The

10

, an ugly

7

teeth fastened onto the poor

9

animal tried in

11

to

12

was slowly but firmly Š R. I . C.Pubbut l i c at i ons down the lake's bank. •f orr evi ew pur posesonl y• extricate itself from the vice-like

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14

15

Then a loud 17

rang out and the huge

16

sank like a

18

to the

bottom of the lake. The smiling hunter his rifle again but it wasn't necessary and he watched the 19 grateful antelope

away into the 20

surrounding jungle.

silently

report

antelope

melt

waterhole

fierce

cocked

muddy

spindly

depths

refreshing

monster

vain

dragged

gleaming

grip

speed

snout

terrified

stone

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Exercise 7

Pronouns

Pronouns are words which we use in place of nouns to avoid repetition of nouns. For example: borrowed

Overusing nouns:

Using pronouns:

John's mother gave John the book John's mother from John. His mother gave John the book she borrowed from him.

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David and 9

1

rode

husband Rob also rode seldom rode 8

6

each day.

2

bike, but

4

together.

,

7

, would sometimes see the two out together.

often waved but Sandra usually ignored David and , though neither of

11

10

would have to be silly to do so and anyway, 13

were too interesting for such worries,

worried unduly. 12

lives

especially, with all 14

15

exciting adventures from day to day.

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Exercise 8

Adjectives

Adjectives are words which describe nouns (for example: he is a strong boy) or describe words which stand for nouns (for example: it (the box) is heavy). The words to be used from the list below are all adjectives. Use pencil in case you need to change answers around. When the

news about the attack by

1

Indians reached the

2

newspaper office, several

3

discussions had already

4

taken place between the

war chiefs and the 5

military officers. The

7

6

casualties suffered by the proud generals meant the talks were not at first. Soon, however, the

9

8

meetings held in an

barn at noon began to succeed,

10

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thanks to the

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relations between the two leaders.

12

13

eagle feathers and a quiet,

at the peace talks. General Sheridan was totally 16

17

15

. His

voice dominated the meetings in the old barn, but he was an

believed in the rights of all 20

manner

14

man who

18

tribes in the

19

states of America.

triumphant

severe

disastrous

different

hostile

empty

powerful

pleasant

urgent

successful

local

daily

native

cordial

defeated

dilapidated

gaudy

booming

honest

northern

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Exercise 9

Verbs

Verbs are mainly action words which tell us what someone or something has done, is doing, or will do. For example: the boy jumped the fence – is jumping the fence – will jump the fence. Use your own verbs to fill the spaces in the passage. Use pencil in case you need to change answers.

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2

3

mountains and

4

further heavy rain before the red sun

5

6

below the horizon.

On the beach, angry natives

spears above their heads and

7

for us to land. Tears running down their cheeks, the two women in the boat quietly and both

8

9

down behind the few supplies Ray had

10

11

from the liner which now slowly disappeared beneath the waves behind us. Suddenly, Cheryl 12

to her feet and

our eyes from the sun and 16

18

20

13

14

that help was near. Our prayers were

15

! As we

towards the beach. We

, a party of soldiers from the ship

17

the natives and

19

them back into the jungle which

the white, sandy beach. Read the passage through when completed to make sure it makes sense. Use your dictionary to find unknown words.

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Exercise 10

Abstract nouns are names of things which you cannot touch physically. For example, you can't grab hold of an idea in your hand and let people touch it; you can't take a piece of happiness and give it to your friend. Abstract nouns are often feelings (love, fear etc.). All answers in the list below are abstract nouns. Use pencil in case you need to change answers.

The

that

1

could

2

his

bring

still believed the

been torn apart by him.

To the

5

his

utter

only

real

that concerned him was

6

the citizens endured and

10

a new

4

his

9

suggestion would bring could end the

to a country which had

3

surprised

only

should sweep the

11

land. Any past

over the

12

well–publicised

13

of

frightened soldiers in battle was to be

that his forgotten and the more pleasing © R. I . C .Publ i cat i ons outspoken would not be of tales of outstanding •f orr evi ew pur poseson l y• accepted by his close friends. However, he would be passed on to the gnawing

7

14

8

15

future generations.

worry

shame

confidence thought

opinions memories

cowardice

happiness hate

fear

peace

amazement

idea

misery

courage

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Exercise 11

Transport - cars

Use the list words below to complete the spaces in the passage. Use pencil in case you need to change answers around. You should learn some interesting information about cars. Two German

named Daimler and 1

are given the credit for

the

2

3

petrol窶電riven engine first used in early

. These 4

with speeds

vehicles travelled very slowly when 5

achieved today.

In those early days in

a person carrying a red 6

red

by day or a 7

at night had to walk in

of cars to warn

8

9

. Early models were

in design and not as

10

11

as today's cars with their modern styles.

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15

14

16

vehicles.

Today, our cars are mainly assembled in

and

17

not built by individual

as they once were. 18

Henry Ford was the first man to

cars in large 19

in his American factories. 20

produce

flag

pedestrians compared

inventing Britain

upright

alloys

engineers lamp

streamlined aeroplanes

factories

strong

numbers automobiles craftsmen

front modern Benz

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Exercise 12

Poem 2 ALIENS!

Slot the words from the list below into the blank spaces in the poem. Don't forget to use the rhyming patterns to help you.

came from another

, 2

1

eyes

like moons in shadowed

3

, 4

fingers on each scaly

,

5

6

, they came by

they came to seek

A

. 8

7

descent from dark realms

9

, 10

spaceships

from metals unknown,

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12

14

15

Our fear of

brought all to 16

an

, 17

passed, wisdom gone astray, 18

they found no

eagerly sought, 19

they

– perhaps to try another day. 20

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friends

earthlings

night

vanished

sought

silent

opportunity

above

light

Aliens

naught

strangers

love

hand

forged

land

alliance

alone

gleaming

clawed

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Exercise 13

Poem 3

Select the missing words from the list and slot them into the spaces. Use pencil in case you make changes. Don't forget to consider rhyming words at the end of lines as this may help. On

At the Beach

reefs

1

the breakers roam, become

waves

2

all rushing home, they slide into

3

on breaking foam, to

a while,

4

to chase no more.

The long is

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6

as a

south wind

7

begins to the cast

,

8

rocks on the broad headland

9

shadows

10

across the sand.

As the

goes down

lengthening

11

in a

red

morning rest

12

the

beach-goers

13

prepare for bed, their day has gone, the

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charging

blow

they now look forward to the

young

deserted cool

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Exercise 14

The Trip

When you have slotted the words from the list into the spaces in the passage, read it again to make sure it makes sense. Check any unknown words in your dictionary and use pencil at first in case you have to make changes.

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The Trip As the

moments

neared the

1

gathered their

silent

travellers

all the

2

waiting

passengers

3

together. Mothers fussed over their young

4

and wrapped up any

left on the carriage

6

sped over the

5

. The wheels 7

rails and soon the long, monotonous journey would 8

after several hours of night travel. 9

A few

later the engine

10

railway

rolled along the platform. The

11

in their smart blue

12

helped to clear the crowd of 13

who

the platform and soon the station was

15

14

once more. Then the 16

to clean the train

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Exercise 15

Adverbs

When you have slotted the words from the list into the spaces in the passage, read it again to make sure it makes sense. Check any unkown words in your dictionary and use pencil at first in case you make changes. All your answers are adverbs of manner. Most adverbs of manner end in 'ly' and they tell how something is done. (For example: He ran quickly. How did he run? Quickly.) the ice-skaters glided around the rink,

1

at first but then more

as 3

2

the music quickened its beat

. Their parents 4

watched

and applauded 5

6

any manoeuvre which was

executed by the 7

young couple. Their opponents,

, but also 8

, clapped the great performance. 9

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Then, without warning, Maria fell

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12

11

realised her chance for a medal was

13

As the medical assistants carried her walked

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disappearing.

from the scene, her unhappy partner

from the rink.

gradually

grudgingly

gracefully

sadly

brilliantly

noticeably

slowly

heavily

rapidly

carefully

bitterly

generously

anxiously

awkwardly

loudly

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Exercise 16

Dangerous Journey

When you have slotted the words from the list into the spaces in the passage, read it again to make sure it makes sense. Check any unknown words in your dictionary and use pencil at first in case you have to make changes.

Dangerous Journey The party of

explorers had crossed the 1

desert but at great cost.

Several horses had

2

in the intense

and so some 4

3

had to be left. Frequent, savage 5

6

by hostile

had also

their numbers 8

7

and more

were expected in future. 9

their way through dense and were constantly © R . I . C . P u b l i c a t i o n s by a strange variety of tropical . At last they reached the •f or r e i ew pu r p os esonl y• . The where av tribe would provide

They now

10

11

13

12

14

dangerous, swiftly-moving it was their only

16

15

19

ahead would test the

17

to reach Magamba and

boats but

18

20

friendly

river

heat

natives

bitten

rapids

*provisions

clashes

safety

reduced

perished

forced

*assaults

burning

canoes

*intrepid

chance

jungle

insects

*flimsy

.

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Exercise 17

History of Flight

Use the words in the list to fill in the spaces in the passage.

History of Flight For thousands of years humans have

to fly. The

1

Egyptians gave their god Khonsu wings,

2

gods could do anything. A Greek

3

tells about the

4

by Icarus and his father Daedalus to

5

from the island of Crete using wings made from 6

.

7

with balloons in

The Montgolfier brothers in France first 8

the 1780s and the French also

the first powered airship 9

by a steam engine in the 1800's. © R. I . C.Pu bl i cat i ons •f orr evi ew pur posesonl y• In 1903 in America, Orville Wright made the first 10

powered

flight in a

11

12

called the 'Wright Flyer'. In the 1940s the first 13

jet

designed by Englishman Harry Whittle

14

was used in a

plane. 15

Today,

of people travel in jets to all the

of the air is so often used in

parts

fighter

ancient

escape

yearned

designed aircraft

destructive

propelled engine

successful

attempts myth

ways. 20

19

18

conquest believing biplane

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16

feathers

pity

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Exercise 18

Newspaper Report 1

Use the words from the list to fill in the spaces in this passage so that it makes sense.

NEWSPAPER REPORT of the small country

The 1

town of Alston are

! 2

They have just discovered that their District

has planned to

3

a local 4

5

spot. A dam is to be built at the southern end of the

Edale Valley to 6

future water supplies to

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Stratton, a city forty

8

to

17

investigate the

has made

18

, which in this

19

newspaper and featured in programs on two TV

20

. Reporter: H. Baker

marches are planned and 9

Sandra Davey says the 10

Council is to blame if 11

erupts over the planned

. 12

She

that the valley has 13

been used by

for thirty 14

years and is the

picnic 15

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of the town's 16

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many

residents

protest

flood

favourite Council

promised channels problem angry changes

kilometresheadlines locals

violence

emphasises

spokesperson

picturesque

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Exercise 19

Review

Use your own words to fill in the spaces in the letter. Room 17 Excelsior Hotel Saraba 20/5/93 Dear Andy I suppose you are

to receive this letter so soon 1

after our

. Our hotel is just

2

and I'm sorry your parents wouldn't

3

you to

4

come with us.

All the

you enjoy are found

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7

6

8

are not to be

9

any way. Each

in

10

we watch first-class

11

provided by the

12

13

staff who try to ensure all

have a 14

wonderful time.

I'm not looking home after the high and we'll soon be in us at the

19

20

to returning to the

15

17

18

16

weather at

here. Our return flight departs on Saturday surroundings once more. I hope you'll meet

and that you'll be able to accompany us on trips abroad.

Your friend Pete

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Exercise 20

Letter

Fill in the spaces in Alison's letter with your own words.

3 Taylor Court Ramsey 16/3/93

Dear Tricia I'm really

about a shopping trip this week-end. My Mother 1

me last week that if I throw away any old will buy me the latest

she

3

2

now that they are

in the

4

shops. I would

6

5

Mother giving me the

so I can 7

choices, but that's not likely to © R. I . C .Publ i cat i ons . •f orr evi e wdonate pu po sonl yto• I could oldr dresses tos ae be

make my

8

9

10

given to people who have nothing nice to 13

. Or I could

12

up each dress into small

and use the patterns to 14

plain dresses 15

up in my wardrobe.

16

My

them as they

11

are so worn down I can't walk

17

to get them 20

19

18

so I'll have

as that is much cheaper than buying a new

.

Your happy friend

Alison

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Exercise 21

The Haunted House

Use your own words to fill in the spaces and make sense of the passage.

None of the young

of 1

goes near the

the district 2

old

which is said to be 3

by events in its past. 4

to the town have

Even 5

the stories from local residents, so they

going near the

6

7

building. As the are broken and Š R. I . C.P u bl i cat i on s the are crumbling, it is also •f orr evi ew p ur posesonl y • considered to be to anyone 8

9

10

wishing to

the many cobwebbed

which still contain

11

12

expensive

. The artists are

so they are to be taken down

13

14

and

to raise sufficient 15

The original

16

to clear the site.

of the property are not 17

in looking after the building at all. 18

and only visit Australia

They live 19

to see an

as he is their only living 20

relative here.

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Exercise 22

Newspaper Report 2

Use your own words to complete the passage so that it makes sense.

Newspaper Report

The

1

from Year 10 at Seaforth have

2

been 3

for

weeks

to their basic volleyball

Parents have also

to help

4

14

. They are in the finals of the © R. I . C.Pubsessions l i cat i ons school. local schools' and their skills f orr evi e.w pur posesonl y• levels are• most Though the team and

the practice

5

15

16

6

7

is

helpful

in

this

Though the children are

, even the shorter players

win,

the

coach

to

17

8

has

stressed

that

9

have performed all the

10

spent practising, the

11

players' school work hasn't which has

. In spite of

13

12

18

they

,

their teachers.

do 20

part is just as important. If 19

,

it

won't

their enjoyment of the

physical contest.

Reporter: N. Rawlins

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Exercise 23

Graphing

Days 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

SEAPORT POOL Class numbers Week 8 – 2/11/92

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

are held at this

1

Boys

Complete the passage. No word is to be used twice and only one word is used in each space.

5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55

Swimming

Girls

five days in each

2

as indicated on the

. There were

girls

4

3

5

, but

and only 15 boys in the pool on 6

more boys than girls 7

week. There are no lessons after

attended lessons during the

each day. © R. I . C.Publ i cat i ons •f orr evi e w pur posesonl y • is banned and there is no around because of At this venue 8

9

10

11

tiles.

the 12

in future on a

The pool may be 13

as attendances are so 14

on that day the complex does 15

to cover

not receive enough 16

running costs

Three swimmers are patiently 17

to climb out of the

as they are 18

at all

instructed to use the 19

. 20

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Exercise 24

Review

Saveria is a narrow country along the west coast of a continent. A mountain range affects its climate throughout the year. Because of the reliable rainfall the coastal region produces all the food the country needs, especially huge quantities of rice, the most popular crop. The arid interior produces very little, apart from small shipments of dates to Tacosa.

TACOSA

DE

SE

RT

Eto

Rain mm

ALAR

120

Sara

Average monthly rainfall 1920-1992

100

Oka SAVERIA

80

Beta

60

Cape Lano

40

0

20

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100 km

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F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

MONTHS

Use the diagrams to complete the passage. Use a different word in each space. 2

1

is arid

3

so the main

4

have been built along the

5

at the mouths of Saveria's main

west

. 7

6

and

Most rain falls in These are the coldest

.

9

8

months as Saveria lies in 10

hemisphere.

the 11

and some

The nation's staple diet is based on 12

from interior areas 13

are exported. In the month of

, a sudden decrease in rainfall by

14

millimetres heralds the 15

start of the long, hot

. 16

city of

The most 17

near Cape Lano has a 18

only 35 000. Its average annual rainfall is not heavy as it is not influenced by the R.I.C. Publications

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Page 1 1. Moon 2. Dead 3. Lamp 4. Light 5. Golden 6. Fingers 7. Darkened 8. Earth 9. Warming 10. Shafts 11. Bough 12. Birds 13. Notes 14. Herald 15. Spectacular Page 2 1. Tallest /highest 2. Smallest 3. Giant 4. Yacht 5. Only 6. On 7. Sail 8. Letters 9. Clouds 10. Shadows 11. Towards/round 12. Buoys 13. Bird 14. Fly 15. Smoke 16. Hills/mountains 17. Reminds/tells 18. Summer 19. Anglers/fishermen 20. Floats

Page 6 1. Fierce 2. Silently 3. Depths 4. Antelope 5. Waterhole 6. Refreshing 7. Speed 8. Snout 9. Gleaming 10. Spindly 11. Terrified 12. Vain 13. Grip 14. Dragged 15. Muddy 16. Report 17. Monster 18. Stone 19. Cocked 20. Melt

Page 11 1. Engineers 2. Benz 3. Inventing 4. Automobiles 5. Compared 6. Britain 7. Flag 8. Lamp 9. Front 10. Pedestrians 11. Upright 12. Streamlined 13. Alloys 14. Aeroplanes 15. Strong 16. Modern 17. Factories 18. Craftsmen 19. Produce 20. Numbers

Page 16 1. Intrepid 2. Burning 3. Perished 4. Heat 5. Provisions 6. Assaults 7. Natives 8. Reduced 9. Clashes 10. Forced 11. Jungle 12. Bitten 13. Insects 14. River 15. Friendly 16. Canoes 17. Rapids 18. Flimsy 19. Chance 20. Safety

Page 7 1. She 2. It 3. Her 4. His 5. They 6. Them 7. We 8. I 9. He 10. Me 11. Us 12. One/you 13. Our 14. Mine 15. Its

Page 12 1. Aliens 2. Land 3. Gleaming 4. Light 5. Clawed 6. Hand 7. Friends 8. Night 9. Silent 10. Above 11. Forged 12. Sought 13. Love 14. Earthlings 15. Alone 16. Strangers 17. Naught 18. Opportunity 19. Alliance 20. Vanished

Page 17 1. Yearned 2. Ancient 3. Believing 4. Myth 5. Attempts 6. Escape 7. Feathers 8. Experimented 9. Designed 10. Propelled 11. Successful 12. Aircraft 13. Biplane 14. Engine 15. Fighter 16. Millions 17. Parts 18. Pity 19. Conquest 20. Destructive

Page 13 1. Distant 2. Charging 3. Shore 4. Rest 5. White 6. Deserted 7. Cool 8. Blow 9. Jagged 10. Lengthening 11. Sun 12. Glowing 13. Young 14. Games 15. Morning

Page 18 1. Residents 2. Angry 3. Council 4. Flood 5. Beauty 6. Picturesque 7. Provide 8. Kilometres 9. Protest 10. Spokesperson 11. Violence 12. Changes 13. Emphasises 14. Locals 15. Favourite 16. Many 17. Promised 18. Problem 19. Headlines 20. Channels

Page 3 1. Aileen 2. Long 3. Wrote 4. Happened 5. Brother 6. Father 7. New 8. Passed 9. Success 10. Hope 11. Interesting 12. Government 13. Married 14. Lives 15. Older 16. Interested 17. Lawyer 18. Finish/end/go 19. Hear 20. Birth

Page 8 1. Disastrous 2. Hostile 3. Local 4. Urgent 5. Triumphant 6. Defeated 7. Severe 8. Successful 9. Daily 10. Empty 11. Cordial 12. Powerful 13. Gaudy 14. Pleasant 15. Different 16. Booming 17. Dilapidated 18. Honest 19. Native 20. Northern

Page 4 1. Daily 2. Often 3. Later 4. Weekly 5. Seldom 6. Recently 7. Now 8. Soon 9. Then 10. Hourly 11. Never 12. Before 13. Afterwards 14. Always 15. Sometimes

Page 9 1. Cleared 2. Drifted/floated 3. Thundered/crashed broke 4. Gathered/appeared/ formed 5. Promised 6. Sank/set 7. Waved/brandished 8. Waited/motioned 9. Sobbed/sat 10. Crouched 11. Rescued/saved/ salvaged 12. Leapt/jumped 13. Pointed 14. Shaded/shielded 15. Prayed 16. Answered 17. Watched 18. Attacked 19. Drove/forced 20. Bordered/fringed

11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Need/want/require Wear Cut Strips/pieces Decorate/brighten Hanging Shoes Properly Repaired Pair

Page 21 1. Children/people 2. Ever 3. House 4. Haunted 5. Visitors/strangers 6. Heard 7. Avoid 8. Windowpanes/ frames 9. Walls/bricks 10. Dangerous/ hazardous 11. Explore/enter 12. Rooms 13. Paintings 14. Famous 15. Sold 16. Money/funds 17. Owners 18. Interested 19. Abroad/overseas 20. Uncle Page 22 1. Students/children 2. School 3. Training 4. Practise/improve 5. Skills 6. Competition 7. Important 8. Height 9. Sport/game 10. Well 11. Time/hours 12. Deteriorated/suffered 13. Pleased 14. Volunteered/offered 15. Take/continue 16. Before/after 17. Hoping/keen 18. Taking 19. Lose 20. Affect/spoil

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Page 5 1. History 2. Urge 3. Unknown 4. Sailed 5. Quest 6. Crossed 7. Frozen 8. Efforts 9. Treasures 10. Life 11. Voyage 12. Suffering 13. Natives 14. Courageous 15. Modern 16. Walk 17. Surface 18. Millions 19. Space 20. Future

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Page 14 1. Train 2. Terminus 3. Excited 4. Belongings 5. Children 6. Rubbish 7. Seats 8. Gleaming 9. Terminate 10. Moments 11. Slowly 12. Staff 13. Uniforms 14. Travellers 15. Thronged 16. Silent 17. Waiting 18. Employed 19. Swarmed 20. Task Page 15 1. Gracefully 2. Slowly 3. Rapidly 4. Noticeably 5. Anxiously 6. Loudly 7. Brilliantly 8. Grudgingly 9. Generously 10. Awkwardly 11. Heavily 12. Bitterly 13. Gradually 14. Carefully 15. Sadly

Page 19 1. Surprised 2. Departure 3. Fantastic/great 4. Permit /allow 5. Sports (activities) 6. Here 7. Swimming/ snorkelling 8. Ocean/sea/water 9. Fish 10. Hurt/harmed 11. Day/evening, night 12. Acts/entertainment 13. Friendly 14. Holiday-makers/ guests 15. Forward 16. Wet/cool/winter 17. Temperatures 18. Familiar 19. Airport 20. Future Page 20 1. Excited/thrilled 2. Told/informed 3. Clothes/dresses 4. Styles/fashions 5. Available/selling 6. Prefer/appreciate 7. Money 8. Own 9. Happen/occur 10. Charity

Page 23 1. Lessons/sessions 2. Pool/venue 3. Week 4. Graph 5. 40 6. Friday 7. 35 8. Eighth 9. 4 p.m. 10. Diving 11. Running 12. Wet/slippery 13. Closed 14. Monday 15. Poor/low 16. Money 17. Waiting 18. Pool/water 19. Ladders 20. Times Page 24 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Tacosa 250 Interior Desert Ports/towns, cities Coast Rivers January February Winter Northern Rice Dates/fruit July 40 Summer Southern/southerly Beta Population Mountains

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