April 11, 2008

PRE-TEST : WRITING COMPETENCY

The main purpose of this pre-test is to help you identify problems you might have with mechanics of writing.

A. Parts of Speech
Identify the Parts of Speech in every sentence below.

1. I bought a beautiful dress at the mall. ..............................
2. What did she ask you to do?................................
3. I left my shoes under the kitchen table. .............................
4. If we finish our work quickly, we can go to the movies. ..............................
5. On Saturdays I work from nine to five. ......................................
6. I want to go to a university in the United States. .................................
7. I'm sure I have met your girlfriend before. .........................................
8. Well, I don't think I will be here to answer the phone. ................................
9. Andy knocked on the door but nobody answered. .....................................
10. After lunch let's go out for a coffee. .............................................

B. Subject-verb Agreement
Read the following sentences and underline the correct answer.

1. All of the students (have, has) come forward to support the environment campaign.
2. The tailor you and your cousins go to (is, are) reliable.
3. Eating out too often (is, are) unhealthy indeed.
4. The graduates (look, looks) smart in their robes.
5. The trainees (work, works) hard to complete their projects.
6. Cleanliness in our compound (is, are) everyone’s responsibility.
7. A bunch of bananas (is, are) not cheap nowadays.
8. Ida, like Elsie, (love, loves) Hindi movies.
9. Besides the coach, the team manager, (was, were) also invited to the opening ceremony.
10. Anybody who (is, are) qualified can apply to study at the college.

C. Agreement of Pronouns and Nouns
Fill in the correct noun or pronoun in the space provided.
1. Mary received many presents for ………………birthday. …………… loved all of ………………… .
2. Mrs. Lopez loves cats. …………… said that cats bring her good luck.
3. You have to write ……………….. personal details here.
4. These magazines are ………………… . They belong to us.
5. Most students brought ……………….. parents to the school fair.
6. Ahmad and Ridzuan finished ………………. ……………….. before dinner.
7. The ………………… flapped ……………… wings before …………….. flew away.
8. Mandy has a beautiful …………………… . She bought ……………… yesterday.
9. Congratulations! You all should be proud of …………………… .
10. The girls painted the house ……………………. .

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