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Test I. True or False (1 point each) Direction: Identify whether the statement is true or false.

Write AMTRUE if it is true and AMALAYER if it is false. Write your answers on the space provided.

__________1. The basic structure of the sentence using Past Perfect Tense is Subject + had + past participle. __________2. She have eaten the banana at the canteen for two hours. This sentence is a correct example of present perfect tense. __________3. Simple future tense is used to express a future action or event that will occur in the future. __________4. Future progressive tense shows the action will be in progress at a certain point, or at some time period in the future. __________5. Present perfect Tense is used to show that one past action or condition took place before another.

Test II. Fill in the blanks (1 point each) Direction: Write in the blanks the indicated form of each verb in the parentheses.

1. My mother said that he _________________ (buy-future) a new car next week. 2. Worried about the quiz, she _________________ (work-past perfect) all night. 3. Neither Rica nor Angel ___________________ (be - negative present perfect) to London. 4. Emily ___________ (read past) the novel of Nicholas Sparks last week. 5. The Senator said that he ______________________ (travel future progressive) to Davao next summer. 6. Measles __________________ (burst present perfect) its virus since last month. 7. We were surprised to learn that he _____________ (know past perfect) about the report for some time.

8. _____________ Sue _____________ (ride negative present perfect) the bus to work since she moved? 9. Fred ____________________ (transfer- future progressive) to Luzon while I am going to Cebu. 10. Physics __________________ (become present perfect) my favorite subject. 11. Heavy rains and high winds ____________________ (hit-negative-present prefect) the coast. 12. Politics ______________ (is-past) one of his major interests before. 13. Ken _______________ (be- past perfect) healthy before he caught pneumonia. 14. The President _________________ (deliver-future) a speech tonight. 15. ___________ you ____________ (help-future) me move this heavy table?

Test III. Reading Comprehension (1 point each) Direction: Read the following passages and answer the questions below. Write your answers in CAPITAL LETTERS before the number. Passage A A Christmas in March Just before Christmas in 1944, a letter arrived at our house in Philadelphia. The postmark was from Tuskegee, Alabama, so we all knew who it was from. We excitedly gathered around Mother as she opened it at the kitchen table. My Dear Mother, I did not get the leave I expected for Christmas. I will miss all of you. Please leave the Christmas tree up until I make it back. I hope to be home by March. Love from your son, Clifton

I was 17-years-old at the time. My heart sank. I felt a profound sadness about my favorite brother not being home for Christmas. He was one of the Tuskegee Airmen and was responsible for maintaining the airplanes flying off to fight in World War II. My mother, being the optimist she always was, said, Well, it looks like well get to have two Christmases this year! After Christmas, my sister and I worked together to make sure we kept that Christmas tree looking as pretty as possible. This was no easy feat. By mid January, the branches drooped so low to the ground that they became a sliding board for the decorations. Each day, there were brand new sprinklings of pine needles all over the wooden floor. My sister and I took turns sweeping them up. We repositioned the ornaments to the stronger branches on the tree, hoping they would stay on. Each time we freshened that tree up, my sister and I were full of thoughts about Clifton and how happy we would be to see him again. It made us feel that he was close by, even though he was hundreds of miles away. On March 5, the doorbell rang. We ran to the door and gave Clifton a big hug. As he hugged my Mother, I could see him peak over her head at the Christmas tree. Its beautiful, he said. Thank you. Clifton opened his presents and told us all sorts of stories about his work in Tuskegee. That night as we slept, we heard a crash in the living room. We all ran to see what had happened. The tree had toppled onto the sofa and there were needles and broken ornaments everywhere. We all had a good laugh. It was fortuitous Clifton got home when he did!

1. How did the narrator's mood shift after Clifton's letter was read to the family? A. from grand to humble B. from jubilance to anger C. from uncertainty to clarity D. from excitement to disappointment

2. The mother is an optimist. This means she...

A. is not easily upset. B. upholds high standards. C. maintains a positive viewpoint. D. considers all outcomes before making a decision.

3. What is the work of Clifton? A. Seaman B. Driver C. Airman D. Teacher

4. What is the most likely reason the narrator compared the tree limbs to a sliding board? A. The limbs were so high in the air. B. The ornaments were slipping off. C. The sisters liked to play on them. D. The branches felt slippery with no needles on them.

5. Why was the narrator became sad? She was sad ... A. Because her mother was also sad. B. Because the Christmas Tree toppled onto the sofa. C. Because her brother cannot come home for Christmas. D. Because the branches of the tree dropped so low.

6. What did caring for the tree come to represent for the sisters?

A. a continual hardship B. a way of being close to their brother C. a hope that the war would end soon D. an indication that they did not know when Clifton would return

7. Which word best describes the work the sisters did to help keep the tree looking pretty? A. It was an miracle. B. It was a debacle. C. It was a discovery. D. It was a collaboration.

8. How does Clifton seem to feel when he sees the Christmas tree? A. appreciative B. disappointed C. estranged D. remorseful

9. "Each day, there were brand new sprinklings of pine needles all over the wooden floor." "My sister and I took turns sweeping them up." Which is the best way to combine the above sentences? A. Each day, there were brand new sprinklings of pine needles all over the wooden floor, therefore, my sister and I took turns sweeping them up. B. Each day, there were brand new sprinklings of pine needles all over the wooden floor, and so my sister and I took turns sweeping them up.

C. Each day, there were brand new sprinklings of pine needles all over the wooden floor because my sister and I took turns sweeping them up. D. Each day, there were brand new sprinklings of pine needles all over the wooden floor until my sister and I took turns sweeping them up. 10. What other title would fit this passage best? A. "Flying Home" B. "A Christmas War" C. "Granting Clifton's Wish" D. "The Disappointing Letter"

Passage B FLOWER POWER When her grandmothers health began to deteriorate in the fall of 1994, Mary would make the drive from Washington, DC to Winchester, Va., every few days. She hated highway driving, finding it ugly and monotonous. She preferred to take meandering back roads to her grandmothers hospital. When she drove through the rocky town of Harpers Ferry, the beauty of the rough waters churning at the intersection of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers always captivated her. Toward the end of her journey, Mary actually did have to get on highway 81. It was here that she discovered a surprising bit of beauty during one of her trips. Along the median of the highway, there were a long stretch of wildflowers. They were thin and delicate and purple, almost poetic in appearance. The first time she saw the flowers, Mary was seized by an uncontrollable urge to pull over on the highway and yank a bunch from the soil. She carried them into her grandmothers room when she arrived at the hospital and placed them in a water pitcher by her bed. For a moment her grandmother seemed more lucid than usual. She thanked Mary for the flowers, commented on their beauty and asked where she had gotten them. Mary was overjoyed by the flowers seeming ability to wake something up inside her ailing grandmothe r.

Afterwards, Mary began carrying scissors in the car during her trips to visit grandma. She would quickly glide onto the shoulder, jump out the car, and clip a bunch of flowers. Each time Mary placed the flowers in the pitcher, her grandmothers eyes would light up and they would have a splendid conversation. One morning in late October, Mary got a call that her grandmother had taken a turn for the worse. Mary was in such a hurry to get to her grandmother that she sped past her flower spot. She decided to turn around, head several miles back, and cut a bunch. Mary arrived at the hospital to find her grandmother very weak and unresponsive. She placed the flowers in the pitcher and sat down to hold her grandmothers hand. She felt a squeeze on her fingers. It was the last conversation they had.

1. Who is sick in the story? A. Grandfather B. Godmother C. Grandmother D. Godfather

2. What did she discover at the highway 81 which were thin and delicate? A. a bunch from the soil B. a water pitcher C. a long stretch of wildflowers D. the hospital

3. "She hated highway driving, finding it ugly and monotonous." Choose the best way to rewrite the sentence. A. She hated highway driving, finding it ugly and tedious. B. She hated highway driving, finding it ugly and confusing.

C. She hated highway driving, finding it ugly and nerve-wracking. D. She hated highway driving, finding it ugly and time consuming.

4. What is the best meaning of the word captivated? A. energized B. fascinated C. humbled D. relaxed

5. Which best describes what stopping for flowers on the side of the highway became for Mary? A. monotonous B. a ritual C. a regret D. torturous

6. Which is the best antonym for deteriorate? A. improve B. increase C. adjust D. accumulate

7. What other title would best fit this passage? A. "The Fall"

B. "On the Road" C. "Conversations" D. "Living for Tomorrow"

8. Which is the best antonym for lucid? A. false B. realistic C. obscure D. determined

9. What do the flowers seem to come to signify for Mary? A. how beautiful the highways can be B. an opportunity to pull off on the side of the road C. a chance to converse with her grandmother D. a chance make the hospital room smell better

10. What happened to her grandmother on late October? A. She was healed. B. She was poisoned with the medicine. C. She was cured. D. She died.

Test IV. Picture Tell (10 points)

Direction: Analyze the picture shown to you. In your own understanding, compose an essay in connection to the picture by using the Simple Future Tense and Future Progressive Tense of the verb correctly. Criteria: Grammar and Diction Relevance Organization Total 5 points 3 points 2 points 10 points