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1 Pre-associate Degree ENGL2003EF Foundations in English (2010/S1A) Re-do Coursework Name: Student No.: Class: Total marks: /100 ** Due 18-March-2011, Friday 1pm to 4pm at OCLC Level 3 (submit to Zoe MAK) OR 18-March-2011, Friday 1pm to 4pm at ILC, L15 (submit to Betty LI) You must make sure you sign for the Acknowledgement of Paper Submission to confirm the Redo Assignment submission is completed. A. Read the information about Venus below. Choose ONE example of each part of speech in the text and put the words in the spaces below. (4%, Venus is 18. She lives in a town house with her family in Bangkok, Thailand. Her elder sister also lives at home. Their house is near the university, where she is in the second year of an engineering course. Lessons usually start at eight in the morning and go on until three in the afternoon, Monday till Friday. When she graduates, she wants to be a civil engineer. noun pronoun adjective verb adverb preposition conjunction numeral B. Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verb given. (10%; 1. Look at those dark clouds in the sky! It (rain) in a few minutes. 2. I knew she was a nurse because she (wear) her uniform when I last saw her. 3. Hippies (live) in the 1960s and 1970s. 4. I (never / be) to Paris before. This is my first visit. 5. I (read) a fantastic book at the moment. 6. It s ten o clock. We (wait) for you for over an hour. 7. We should set out early. The flight (leave) at 7:00 a.m. 8. I am really hungry because I (not eat) all day. 1

2 9. She (play) tennis when she broke her arm. 10. He asked for directions because he (lose) his way. C. Proofreading: There is one grammatical mistake in each sentence. Identify the mistakes and correct them. (10%, Corrections must be done as follows: Delete the extra word with a X; Mark ^ in the space and write the missing word; Underline the wrong word and write the correct word above it. 1. There are very little scholarships for students in this university. 2. Many effort will be required to solve this problem. 3. There aren t ferries after midnight. 4. There has been fewer demand for videos this year than last year. 5. Someone who saw the accident called a ambulance. 6. I am curiosity about the game. 7. I have met an university student in the restaurant this afternoon. 8. Everyone in the class agree that happiness is important. 9. An ugliness person can be equally as intelligent as a beautiful person. 10. I ve got many much more experience in business than you think. D. Complete the paragraph with articles a, an and the. If an article is not necessary, put a X. (5%; Dorothy Bell Comm is wondering what all the fuss is about. In the past three months the quiet 68- year-old from e.g. X California, (1) English professor and mother, has become (2) international celebrity with appearances on television, and now, in her favourite newspaper, (3) Times. Her name is the reason for her fame. Dorothy, known to her friends as Dot Comm, rose to instant fame in (4) October when she was discovered by (5) Excite, and Internet media company. (6) name Dot Com is heard several times an hour on television and radio stations throughout (7) North America, and increasingly (8) world, as (9) companies that do business on (10) Internet publicise their web 2

3 addresses. The vast majority of these addresses start with www and end with.com (dot com). E. Rewrite the sentences in passive voice. Study the example. (5%; 1. We provide vegetarian meals on this flight. 2. Someone installed an anti-virus software in my computer. 3. They are refurbishing Discovery Park. 4. People must not leave bicycles in the driveway. 5. Did the plan interest you? F. Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verb given. (10%; 1. I am sure I (still do) martial art two hours from now. 2. Birds (fly) from cold places to warm places in winter. 3. We estimate the superstar (sign) 200 CDs in 1 hour 4. Jane (begin) her lesson yet. 5. In this picture, the team (rebound) dramatically. 6. My granduncle (smoke) after every meal daily. 7. Do you hear? Someone (yell) for help, isn t it? 8. The Financial Director is angry but he (not tear) the letter yet. 9. The workmen (finish) the task in the next few days. 10. Many birds (fly) over the house last night. G. Complete the sentences using -ing or -ed adjectives with the given word. (6%; 1. He is always showing off. It s really. (annoy) 2. Dad always arrives home from work thoroughly. (exhaust) 3. My teacher gets very when her students are late for classes. (disappoint) 4. I don t like watching films on my own. (depress) 5. I am very in films and theatre. (interest) 6. Sam is a very boy as he does not have a sense of humor. (bore) 3

4 H. Write down the noun form of each given word below. (2.5%; equip permit produce revise improve I. There is one mistake in each sentence. Try to spot the mistakes out by underlining them and write the correct answers to the same number on the right. (5%, 1. The company together with its staff have moved to China. 2. The shepherd has lost all his sheeps in the war. 3. There is only a few juice in the glass; actually is almost none. 4. The number of drug takers have been increasing steadily. 5. Three million years are a long period of time. 1. _ _ J. Circle whether infinitive, gerund or participles should be used: 1. Grice persuaded Julia (go) to medical school. 2. The accident has caused him (become) a different man. 3. Aunt May enjoys (create) new dishes to establish her restaurant as a new brand. 4. She agreed (send) her daughter away by the end of the academic year. 5. The course seems (be) very challenging. K. Use the connectives in the box ONCE ONLY to fill the gaps. (10%, besides even though so that because of however therefore whereas finally furthermore in spite of 1. Firstly, eat three meals a day. Secondly, don t eat between meals., don t eat too much of any one thing. 2. He didn t pass the exam _ the help I gave him. 3. It was becoming very late;, we left the party. 4. Annie won t be able to drive here at the weekend the bad weather. 5. it was cold outside, he didn t wear his jacket. 6. If you buy a season ticket, you can go as often as you like., it is much cheaper. 4

5 7. I am really tired so I don t want to go out tonight., I ve got some homework to do. 8. He was tired., he still went to the cinema. 9. I love the sea most of my friends prefer the mountains. 10. I bought this book I can improve my English. L. Use the comparative/superlative form of adjectives in the box to complete the sentences. (5%; bad luxurious many exciting far 1. The distance from Sydney to Madrid is than the distance from New York to London. 2. Studying English grammar was the experience I have ever had. I am going to learn some European languages as well. 3. Rolls Royce makes some of the cars in the world. Only wealthy people can afford to buy one. 4. That film was terrible. In fact, it is film I've ever seen. 5. The harder one studies, the one learns. M. Complete each sentence with the correct form of the verbs in brackets ( ing or to -infinitive). (5%; 1. The firemen managed (put out) the fire pretty quickly. 2. Do you mind (not smoke)? 3. Santa Claus promised (send) me a Christmas present this year. 4. I always try to avoid (see) him whenever I can. 5. Remind me (post) that letter on my way to work. 6. I hate (do) the shopping on Saturday. 7. I m very sorry that I m not good at (remember) people s names. 8. Yvonne refused (help) clean up after the party. 9. Jade suggested (buy) a birthday present for Jack. 10. Nelson enjoys (play) badminton. 5

6 N. Fill in the gaps with a preposition from the box. (10%; on for from to about in between on for of 1. Fred died cancer not soon ago. 2. I will reply the client as soon as I get the price list done. 3. The pronunciations British English and American English are quite different. 4. The poor have been complaining lacking jobs to work for. 5. I saw I great documentary film TV last night. 6. We should do more exercise. It s very good everyone. 7. Everyone in the office is so quiet for the boss is a bad mood. 8. Eating too much could make people put weight. 9. It's important to protect your skin the harmful effects of the sun. 10. We don t have a chance to vote our Chief Executive yet. O. Underline the correct verb forms. (1) I started / I ve started / I d started studying Spanish after I (2) went /had gone / was going to Argentina on holiday last year. (3) I ve never be / I d never been / I never went to South America before and I couldn t speak a word of Spanish. While (4) I had travelled / I travelled / I was travelling around the country, (5) I d picked up / I picked up / I was picking up enough words and phrases to get by. (6) I told / I d told / I was told that my pronunciation (7) would have been / was / was being quite good, so when I got home (8) I decided / I was deciding / I had been deciding to learn Spanish properly. A friend (9) was recommended / recommended / had recommended a school and (10) I go / I went / I ve been going there for about six months. I always (11) d enjoyed / enjoy / m always enjoying the lessons and the language (12) teaches / is taught / has taught in a communicative way. (13) I think / I m thinking / I d though that (14) I study / I m learning / I ve learned a lot since I started. It s not all fun, though at the moment (15) I ve studied / I study / I m End of Paper - studying for my first exam! 6

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