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NOUNS

Underline the correct answer.


1.

The ( boys , boy ) are playing badminton.

2.

Can I have a plate of ( rice , milk ).

3.

The ( horse , horses) tail is bushy.

4.

Please put (a little , many ) salt into the soup.

5.

( A herd , A staff ) of cows are grazing in the field.

6.

The ( twins , cousins ) looks like each other.

7.

( Buffaloes, Donkeys ) are very useful farm animals.

8.

You can put your pencils in this ( case, purse ).

9.

An ( aquarium , aviary ) is a big cage where birds are kept.

10.

Mr Tan and his family live in that big ( cave , bungalow ).

11.

She lit the ( candles , cake ) on her daughters birthday cake.

12.

Aeroplanes from all over the world land in this ( port , airport ).

13.

The ( animals , vegetables ) at the zoo are well-fed.

14.

Mr Wong and his wife are ( enemies , guests ) at my house.

15.

The ( rose , grasshopper ) is a lovely flower.

16.

Jalil and his family are having dinner at the ( shop , restaurant )

17.

The ( python , goat ) can swallow a hen.

18.

They are looking after their ( children , furniture )

19.

My grandfather is looking for his false ( teeth , spectacles ).

20.

Her ( aunt , pet ) is my relative.

Plural forms
Change the following into their plural forms by adding ies or ves
1.

thief

______________

2.

leaf

______________

3.

wife

_______________

4.

life

_______________

5.

half

_______________

6.

loaf

_______________

7.

knife

_______________

8.

calf

_______________

9.

elf

_______________

10.

sheaf

_______________

11.

wolf

_______________

12.

shelf

_______________

13.

baby

_______________

14.

lady

_______________

15.

story

_______________

16.

fly

_______________

17.

city

_______________

18.

ferry

_______________

19.

lily

_______________

20.

lorry

_______________

Synonyms - same meaning


A.

Fill in the blanks with the synonyms given below.

afraid

centre

close

many

damp

catch

collect

sly

dear

dull

easy

fail

gift

jungle

sad

vacant

young

neat

weep

error

1.

frighten - _____________

11.

simple -

_____________

2.

tidy

_____________

12.

gather -

_____________

3.

old

_____________

13.

present -

_____________

4.

unhappy- _____________

14.

mistake -

_____________

5.

empty -

_____________

15.

cunning -

_____________

6.

wet -

_____________

16.

expensive - _____________

7.

forest -

_____________

17.

boring -

_____________

8.

middle - _____________

18.

capture -

_____________

9.

cry -

_____________

19.

near -

_____________

10.

drop -

_____________

20.

numerous - _____________

B. Replace the words in bold with the correct synonyms.

remove

plenty of

wealthy

present

anger

middle

sly

tidy

wet

sad

1.

There are numerous cars on the road.

2.

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Your work is very neat.

3.

___________________________________________________________
There is a gift for my teacher on Teachers Day.

4.

___________________________________________________________
The man is very rich.

5.

___________________________________________________________
She felt unhappy because she had lost her purse.

6.

___________________________________________________________
Stand in the center of the class.

7.

___________________________________________________________
The towel is damp.

8.

___________________________________________________________
In the story The Fox and The Grapes , the fox is a cunning animal.

9.

___________________________________________________________
He was full of fury when he saw his sons report card.

10.

___________________________________________________________
Do not take off your shoes here.
___________________________________________________________

ARTICLES
Fill in the blanks with a, an or the
1

Mr Lee bought _______ big bungalow last month.

Ramli wants to be __________ pilot when he grows up.

3.

Mei Ling is ___________ honest girl.

4.

________ fire broke out in that house _______ hour ago.

5.

________ plane is flying high up in _________ sky.

6.

My father works in ________ office.

Take _______ class register to _______ office.

____________ earth moves around ___________ sun.

Sabrina gave ________ orange to _________ beggar outside the gate.

10

_____________ sun rises in __________ east.

11

She is going to take _________ bus to get to _______ railway station.

12

_________ bat lives in __________ cave.

13.

My brother studies in ________ university in Kuala Lumpur.

14

She is wearing a __________ uniform to school.

15

____________ sky is blue.

16

___________ old lady walked across the busy road.

17

She bought _________ umbrella to school.

18

Adrian is _________Eurasian boy.

19

___________ Indian girl in the blue dress was crying just now.

20

I saw __________ eagle flying in __________ sky.

OPPOSITE MEANINGS
Choose the correct answer to fill in the blanks.
dirty , thin , weak , small , ugly , new , white , short
expensive , sad , poor , blunt , slow , dark , shallow
difficult , smooth , wild , awake , stupid

1.

big

_______________

2.

beautiful

_______________

3.

tall

_______________

4.

fair

_______________

5.

black

_______________

6.

deep

_______________

7.

clean

_______________

8.

clever

_______________

9.

old

_______________

10.

fat

_______________

11.

cheap

_______________

12.

fast

_______________

13.

happy

_______________

14.

rich

_______________

15.

rough

_______________

16.

tame

_______________

17.

sharp

_______________

18.

easy

_______________

19.

strong

_______________

20.

asleep

_______________

Fill in the blanks by using opposites for the underlined words.


1.

Abu is rich but Ahmad is _____________ .

2.

The lady is beautiful but the toad is _______________ .

3.

The water in the pool is shallow but the river is ______________ .

4.

He has dark skin but his sister has ____________ skin.

5.

My house is clean but the classroom is ______________ .

6.

Ali is tall but his little brother is ___________.

7.

She has long hair but her mother has ____________ hair.

8.

This dress is expensive but that shirt is ______________ .

9.

My grandfather is old but my baby sister is ___________.

10.

The knife is sharp but the pencil is __________.

11.

A tiger is a wild animal but a cat is a _________ animal.

12.

The floor is rough but the mirror is _____________ .

13.

He is happy because today is his birthday but she is _________ because her cat
died just now.

14.

I am a strong boy but my brother is _____________.

15.

The train moves fast but the tortoise is _______________.

16.

The road is broad but the lane is very ______________.

17.

She is rude towards her brother but her sister is ____________.

18.

The bungalow is big but the hut is ____________ .

19.

My friend is fat but my sister is ____________ .

20.

The room is dark but the classroom is _____________.

21.

The shirt is black but the dress is _________________ .

22.

She is a good girl but he is a _______________ boy.

23.

This vegetable is raw but the fish is _________________ .

24.

The tea is sweet but the unripe mango is _______________.

25.

The pencil is short but the ruler is _______________ .

26.

The story will begin at 2.00 p.m. and _______________ at 4.00 p.m.

27.

You must work during the day and rest at _____________ .

28.

The English test was easy but the Mathematics was ______________ .

29.

This cup is full of water but that glass is ______________ .

30.

He is my enemy but she is my _________________ .


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HOMONYMS
Underline the correct answer.
1. These thieves ( steel , steal ) in the dead of night.
2. Clouds are not ( stationary , stationery ) ; they move.
3. I threw away the spicy food because it did not ( suit , soot ) me.
4. Mr Wongs ( son . sun, ) looks like him.
5. Molly finds the last ( some , sum ) more difficult than the others.
6. The smart boys ( see , sea ) through the problems.
7. The old man told us the ( storey, story ) of Pinnochio.
8. As ( son , sun ) is to moon so is day to night.
9. ( See , Sea ) water is saltish ; it is not drinkable without purifying it.
10. The ( sale , sail ) of fish is brisk when meat is not available.
11. Stainless ( steel, steal) is used to make this kitchen utensils.
12. (Some, Sum) people cannot tell salt from sugar.
13. One of the colours of the rainbow is ( red, read)
14. Street hawkers (cell, sell) a lot of cold drinks on sunny days.
15. The cobbler is mending my right ( shoo, shoe) .
16. Kairil likes to eat noodles with chilli (source, sauce)
17. A sick person usually looks (pale, pail).
18. This ( pear, pair) of scissors is sharp.
19. Jack (rode, road) a bicycle to school yesterday.
20. Akmad looks happy after hearing a ( piece, peace) of good news.

COLLECTIVE NOUNS
For each of the following, underline the correct answer.
1.

An ( army , crew , group ) of soldiers marched to the camp.

2.

The deer was attacked by a ( school, pack, team ) of wolves.

3.

What is that ( set , pair , pack ) of tools doing under the car.

4.

There is a ( flock, nest, litter) of mice in the drawer.

5.

A ( troupe, group, party) of dancers came to our school concert last year.

6.

The small girl sang a song in front of a ( tribe, staff , crew ) of teachers.

7.

I bought a ( comb, bouquet , stalk ) of flowers for my mother on Mothers Day.

8.

My father bought a ( bar, loaf , slice ) of bread for breakfast.

9.

Kassim gave his sick grandmother a ( comb, bunch, pack ) of grapes.

10.

The girls saw a ( gang, herd , group ) of cows in the field.

11.

The office is at the top of that ( flight , row , group ) of stairs.

12.

She ordered a ( suit , suite , row ) of furniture for her new house.

13.

The boys were chased by a ( herd , troop , pack ) of stray dogs.

14.

Miss Tan has a ( stack , group , chest ) exercise books to mark.

15.

We listened to a ( troupe , band , collection ) of musicians in the park.

16.

The fisherman saw a ( school , flock , swarm ) of whales in the ocean.

17.

My father bought a ( string , bundle , bouquet ) of pearls for my mother.

18.

The ( team , crew , pride ) of hockey players from my school is very good.

19.

There is a ( heap , collection , bundle ) of rubbish under the tree.

20.

Please show me your ( group , collection , pack ) of stamps.

21.

Last night I saw a ( collection , cluster , bouquet ) of stars in the sky.

22.

The Philippines is made up a ( string , herd , group ) of islands.

23.

The money is in that ( stack , chest, flights ) of drawers.

24.

I saw a ( troop , herd , group ) of monkeys in the zoo.

25.

Muthu is looking after his ( flock , herd , group ) of cows.

COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS.


A. Underline the correct answer.
1. I do not have ( many, much) time to complete my work.
2. Can I have ( some, a few) tomato sauce.
3. There are ( much, many) things that you can do in your free time.
4. We need ( a lot of, many) energy to carry the cupboard.
5. They poured (some, a few) water into the vase.
6. I saw (many, much) animals in the zoo.
7. The children ate ( some, much) sandwiches.
8. There are only (much, a few) pieces of paper left on the table.
9. I need (a lot of , a few) money to buy the expensive bracelet.
10. Not (many, much) people turned up for the concert.
11. They were scolded because they made ( many, a lot of) noise.
12. ( A lot of, Many) of the children were not feeling well and had to be sent home.
13. We have got (much, a few) new teachers this year.
14. I dont have any money left. Can you lend me ( some, much)?
15. The Smiths family will spend ( a lot of , a few) days in Hawaii.
16. There isnt ( many , much ) air in here.
17. I can sing ( many , much ) English songs.
18. She adds a ( drop , pinch ) of salt to the soup.
19. Can I have ( some , little ) syrup, please?
20. Please give me ( a few , a little ) pieces of paper.
21. There arent ( many , much ) flowers on that plant.
22. I do not have ( many , some ) shirts in my cupboard.
23. ( Many , A lot ) children took part in the colouring contest.
24. The gardener has planted ( some , a lot ) roses in the garden.
25. How ( many , much ) coloured marbles does your brother have?

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B. There is only ONE mistake in each sentence. Underline it and rewrite each sentence
correctly.
Example :
There are too much pupils in this class.
There are too many pupils in this class.
1.

I want any fried rice for lunch.


_________________________________________________________

2.

He does not have much sisters. He is an only child.


_________________________________________________________

3.

We have a little magazines in our house.


_________________________________________________________

4.

Is there a lot of onions in the basket.


_________________________________________________________

5.

Mr Lee has much relatives.


_________________________________________________________

6.

That man hasnt some hair on his head.


_________________________________________________________

7.

My mother is cooking many soup.


_________________________________________________________

8.

Please give me a piece of trousers.


_________________________________________________________

9.

She wants to give him any cookies.


_________________________________________________________

10.

There are much types of fish in the aquarium.


_________________________________________________________

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SIMILES
Fill in the blanks with the suitable answers from the table below.

1. as cold as __________________

16 as black as __________________

2. as round as ________________

17. as lively as __________________

3. as alike as ___________________

18. as industrious as ______________

4. as timid as ________________

19. as graceful as ________________

5. as proud as ______________

20. as faithful as ________________

6. as hairy as ____________________

21. as slow as ________________

7. as happy as ___________________

22. as slippery as _____________

8. as light as______________________

23. as devoted as ______________

9. as brave as __________________

24. as harmless as _______________

10. as blind as _________________

25. as cool as _________________

11. as hungry as _________________

26. as cold as ______________

12. as gentle as __________________

27. as wise as _________________

13. as clumsy as ________________

28. as tall as _____________________

14. as easy as __________________

29. as bald as _________________

15. as white as ___________________

30. as good as _______________

an owl

a feather

a cricket

a mother

an ant

a dove

a dog

a baby

a swan

a snail

an eel

a cucumber

ice

an owl

a giant

coal

a lion

a mouse

an egg

a bear

a wolf

a ball

ABC

gold

a bat

a lark

a gorilla

two peas

snow

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a peacock

SIMILES
Fill in the blanks with suitable words.
1.

The teacher was as busy as a __________________.

2.

The boy can lift the heavy box. He is as strong as an __________________.

3.

The cake tastes as sweet as ____________________.

4.

At night the school is as quiet as the ______________________.

5.

The children were as happy as a ______________________.

6.

The little boy is very healthy. He is as fit as a ___________________.

7.

The water in the pool was as clear as a ____________________.

8.

The boys are talking loudly. They are as loud as _____________________.

9.

The sick boy is weak and he is as thin as a ________________________.

10.

The teacher is as fierce as a _______________________.

11.

She can dance as gracefully as a ___________________.

12.

The boy is shy because he is as hairy as a _________________ .

13.

He cant lift that box because it is as heavy as an ______________ .

14.

Vincent is good at gymnastics. He is as agile as a ________________ ..

15.

I can carry that bag because it is as light as a _________________ .

16.

Sarimah won a prize and she was as proud as a ______________ .

17.

I do not like to take medicine. It taste as bitter as a _____________ .

18.

The drowning boy looks as helpless as a ________________ .

19.

She is eating as hungrily as a ___________________ .

20.

Susan broke the vase because she is as clumsy as a _____________

.
crystal

thunder

lark

bee

mouse
peacock

honey
ox

fiddle

lion
rake

bear

elephant

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gorilla

monkey
wolf

baby

feather
gall
swan

PRONOUNS
A. Fill in the blanks with suitable pronouns.

you

they

These

Whose

We

It

ourselves
their

He
her

1.

_______________ plants belong to Mrs Leong.

2.

Ahmad has a cute cat. __________ is from Bangkok.

3.

Mr and Mrs Lee took ___________ children to the zoo.

4.

We built the sandcastles all by ______________ .

5.

____________ mother works as a teacher?

6.

The dog is fierce. __________ barks at strangers.

7.

The boys are happy because __________ father bought for them some presents.

8.

___________ pen is this?

9.

___________ apples are sour.

10.

We did the homework all by ____________________ .

11.

_____________ is helping his father in the workshop.

12.

Mrs Tan is not at home. She has gone to __________ mothers house.

13.

Those bags belong to my cousins. _________ bought them yesterday.

14.

Badrul and I went to Ipoh last night. ____________ went there by bus.

15.

Did all of ______________ enjoy yourselves? Rahim asked the children.

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B.

Underline the correct answer.

1.

My mother sends _________ to school every morning ( me, mine )

2.

Janet played with _________ just now. ( her, hers )

3.

I polished ________ bicycle this morning. ( my, he )

4.

____________ class is the cleanest. ( Our, Yours )

5.

I found this umbrella. I think it belongs to ________. ( you, their )

6.

__________ is helping his father in the workshop. ( He, She )

7.

Muthu is not at home. He had gone to _______ fathers house. ( her, his )

8.

My sister and ________ like to watch the show. ( me, I )

9.

Did you tell ________ to bring some food? ( they, them )

10.

_________ visited relatives in Batu Pahat on Sunday. ( We, Us )

11.

Please give __________ some dog food. ( it, its )

12.

___________ are wild animals. ( This, These )

13.

Do not go near ___________ . ( they, them )

14.

______________ is an architect. ( He, Him )

15.

I saw __________ at the market last week. ( her, him )

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INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS
Choose the correct answers to fill in the blanks.
What
Which

Who
When

Whom

Whose

How

Why

1.

______________ is the longest ruler among the three?

2.

______________ is your brother working?

3.

_______________ did she ask you to do?

4.

_______________ child is that?

5.

_______________ did you get here so fast?

6.

_______________ is your English examination?

7.

_______________ are you sitting in a dark room?

8.

_______________ is your car?

9.

_______________ is your ambition?

10.

_______________ is your school?

11.

_______________ was she laughing just now?

12.

_______________ did you meet in the shop?

13.

_______________ are you late?

14.

_______________ bags are those?

15.

_______________ are the school holidays?

16.

_______________ did you spend your time?

17.

_______________ did she hurt her hand?

18.

_______________ does he live?

19.

To ___________ did this house belong?

20.

May I know __________ is on the line?


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Where

QUESTION TAGS
Complete these statements with a question tag.
1.

Ben is worried, __________ ?

2.

Anita should tell the teacher, ____________ ?

3.

Chee Keong isnt back, ____________ ?

4.

My mother couldnt come, ___________ ?

5.

You were at the show last night, __________?

6.

The movie wasnt interesting, ____________ ?

7.

Jenny has a pet rabbit, __________ ?

8.

We havent met for a long time, ___________ ?

9.

Mei Leng is your sister, ____________ ?

10.

Nathan doesnt live here, ____________ ?

11.

He didnt watch the movie, ____________ ?

12.

You havent voted, ____________ ?

13.

Tommy will come, ____________ ?

14.

Susie should be here now, _____________ ?

15.

Ahmad wont talk to you, ___________ ?

16.

The children were feeling sad, _____________ ?

17.

My neighbours arent polite, _____________ ?

18.

You havent seen her, _____________ ?

19.

David didnt talk to you, ____________ ?

20.

They could play very well , _____________ ?

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CONJUNCTIONS
Underline the correct conjunctions in each of the following sentences.
1.

They had to leave early ( because, until ) they had another meeting to attend.

2.

You will not be able to solve it ( unless, since ) you understand this question.

3.

My brother slept early( so that, because ) he could get up early the next morning.

4.

Linda was in Australia ( while, since ) her husband was in Singapore.

5..

I like reading story books ( but, and ) I dont like drawing.

6.

She had finished cleaning the house ( and, although) the cooking before they
came.

7.

My father speaks Japanese ( as well as, as soon as ) English.

8.

Give me back my book ( after, until ) you have finished reading it.

9.

Wash your hands ( before, both ) you touch the baby.

10.

My brother has not come back ( although, since ) this morning.

11.

Susan did not hear me ( unless, although ) I called her twice.

12.

He could not play football ( because, so ) he had hurt his leg.

13.

They stayed her overnight ( so, since ) it was too late to go home.

14.

He acted ( as good as, as if ) he owned the company.

15.

( Because, Although) she knew the answer, she did not tell her friend.

16.

( Neither, Either ) my mother nor my father was home last night.

17.

I will go ( either, neither ) to Australia or Japan to continue my studies.

18.

Would you come by car ( and, or ) bus?

19.

You cannot go for the trip ( until, unless ) you pay up the registration fee.

20.

The painting is very big ( so, and ) it is beautiful.

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SUBJECT - VERB AGREEMENT


Underline the correct verb in the following sentences.
1.

Hard work ( is, are ) important to be successful.

2.

Anybody can ( walk, walks ) into the room.

3.

My uncle and aunt ( live, lives ) in Sydney.

4.

Each boy and girl ( has, have ) a balloon.

5.

Neither my mother nor sister ( stay, stays ) with me.

6.

They will ( have, has ) a holiday tomorrow.

7.

Either you or Johnathan ( is, are) singing in the concert.

8.

Someone ( is, are ) standing outside the room.

9.

Life ( is, are ) full of surprises.

10.

There ( is, are ) a lot of excitement in their house.

11.

My favourite food ( is, are ) a burger.

12.

The people of the country ( is, are ) very happy with their King.

13.

Neither you nor she ( has, have ) the right to shout at me.

14.

Both Cindy and Mary ( is, are ) sisters.

15.

The teacher ( do, does ) not have much money left.

16.

It ( is, are ) better to be healthy than wealthy.

17.

Every one of us ( is , are ) in the English society.

18.

The boy ( has, have ) a new book.

19.

The children ( has, have ) many erasers.

20.

One of the boys ( is, are ) drawing a picture.

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PREPOSITIONS
Fill in the blanks with the correct preposition.
1.

Did you meet Mr Lim _________ the meeting yesterday?

2.

She hid the dirt ___________ the carpet.

3.

Dont walk ___________ the dog. It might bite you.

4.

Monicas birthday is ___________ the 3rd of October.

5.

The baby has been sick __________ a few days.

6.

I received a letter ________ my sister who is studying _______ London.

7.

Remember to switch off the lights ________ you leave the room.

8.

The ball rolled ________ the stairs and fell ________ the drain.

9.

The clinic will be closed _________ the public holidays.

10.

James works ________ an accountant in a bank.

11.

My grandmother left her spectacles __________ the table.

12.

I am looking for a piece _________ paper to write a letter.

13.

The man ran ________ of the burning house.

14.

The manager came in __________ ten oclock this morning.

15.

Sunita went to the library ___________ her sister.

16.

Would you like a glass __________ milk?

17.

Have you read the book written ___________ J.K. Rowling?

18.

There is a parcel ________ you. I think it is _________ your cousin.

19.

The dog ran ___________ the thief.

20.

Alex is good ____________ drawing.

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COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVES
Underline the correct answer.
1.

My mother has a ( big, bigger, biggest ) car than my uncle.

2.

Shanti is the (slim, slimmer, slimmest ) lady in the office.

3.

The little girl has the ( sweet, sweeter, sweetest ) smile I have ever seen.

4.

This steak is (tough, tougher, toughest).

5.

Your handwriting is ( neat, neater, neatest ) than mine.

6.

Elephants are ( strong, stronger, strongest ) animals.

7.

As far as I know, my mother bakes the ( good, better, best ) cheese cake.

8.

Bees are considered the ( busy, busier, busiest) insects.

9.

Mount Everest is the ( high, higher, highest) mountain in the world.

10.

This is the ( bad, worse, worst) fire in the last siz months.

11.

William runs the ( fast, faster, fastest ) in his class.

12.

Do you know which is the ( long, longer, longest ) river in the world?

13.

Both the sisters are as ( tall, taller, tallest ) as their mother.

14.

Can you speak ( loud, louder, loudest) ? I cant hear you from here.

15.

Mr Teo is the (rich , richer, richest) businessman man in town.

16.

She is (good, better, best) than me at cooking.

17.

Lisa is the ( fair, fairer, fairest)in my class.

18.

Taiping is the ( wet, wetter, wettest) town in Malaysia.

19.

There is (little, less, least) water in the jug.

20.

There is ( much, more, most ) sugar in the bowl than the cup.

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Complete the table of adjectives below.


Adjective

Comparative

angry
beautiful
cheap
dirty
expensive
fat
cold
delicious
heavy
little
sad
thin
happy
long
short
poor
smart
good
tall
sweet

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Superlative

Past Tense Regular Verbs


Give the answers for the following.
1.

walk

____________________

2.

play

____________________

3.

boil

____________________

4.

wash

____________________

5.

kick

____________________

6.

lock

____________________

7.

watch

____________________

8.

clean

____________________

9.

sew

____________________

10.

dust

____________________

11.

paint

____________________

12.

fry

____________________

13.

study

____________________

14.

pray

____________________

15.

try

____________________

16.

cry

____________________

17.

dry

____________________

18.

live

____________________

19.

wipe

____________________

20.

smile

____________________

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Past Tense
Regular verbs
Use the words in the brackets to fill in the blanks.
1. Kamal ______________ his grandfather in the village . (visit, visited)
2. They __________ fruits at the orchard.( plucking, plucked)
3. Siti ______________ after he sisters when her mother was away. (look, looked)
4. My mother _______________ chicken rice last night. (cooking, cooked)
5. Sarimah and Karina ______________ the clothes and dried them outside.
(washing, washed)
6. Kamal ______________ to school yesterday because his bicycle broke down.
(walked, walk)
7. David was bored, so he ______________ a movie last night. (watch, watched)
8. Lim and Shini ___________________ the desks and chairs just now. (arrange,
arranged)
9. Jokun __________________ a few books from the library just now. (borrowing,
borrowed)
10. She ___________________ with the headmaster an hour ago. (talk, talked)
11. The boys __________________ in the river yesterday evening.( playing, played)
12. When they _________________ the zoo, they bought the tickets at the counter. (
reach, reached)
13. My grandmother ________________ some chilli seeds in the garden. (plants,
planted)
14. My father and my uncle _____________________ the house last Sunday.( paint,
painted)
15. Puan Minah __________________ a hammer to hit the nail into the wall. (using,
used)

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Past Tense- Irregular Verbs


Write the Simple Past Tense for the following.
1.

go

___________________

2.

eat

__________________-

3.

sit

__________________

4.

see

___________________

5.

run

___________________

6.

give

___________________

7.

find

___________________

8.

dig

___________________

9.

sell

___________________

10.

send

___________________

11.

sink

___________________

12.

lose

___________________

13.

take

___________________

14.

blow

___________________

15.

sell

___________________

16.

grow

___________________

17.

lay

___________________

18.

sing

___________________

19.

make

___________________

20.

ring

___________________

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Past Tense
Irregular Verbs
Use the words in the brackets to fill in the blanks.
1.

He _________ clerk two years ago ( is, was )

2.

John ________ a toy to his sister. ( gives, gave )

3.

Maria _________ part in the netball game. ( take, took )

4.

We __________ a good meal at home last night. ( have, had )

5.

After the game, Johan ________ home by bus. ( goes, went )

6.

Those boys _________ at the canteen during the recess. ( are, were )

7.

Jason _________ a sandwich for lunch this afternoon. ( eats, ate )

8.

Ali ________ the second prize for his story last week. ( win, won )

9.

Mrs Wong ___________ a magazine from the shop. ( buy, bought )

10.

They __________ the wooden table in the hall. ( put, puts )

11.

The boys ________ back late after the football match. ( come, came )

12.

Linda _________ the song sweetly, so everyone clapped loudly.


( sings, sang )

13.

The woman __________ bitterly when she heard the sad news.
( cries, cried )

14.

The children _________ in the clean water. ( swam, swim )

15.

Sharmila ________ a lot of water because the food was very spicy.
( drinks, drank )

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Infinitive to
1. He wants to _________________ chicken curry.(eat, eats)
2. They wanted to _________________ in the park.(play, played)
3. She went up the stage to ____________________ a song.(sing, sand)
4. It is going to ___________________ soon. (raining, rain)
5. The boys are trying to _______________________ on the radio. ( switched,
switch)
6. The children are happy to _________________ the news.(hear, head)
7. The men are helping to __________________ the paddy.(harvest, harvested)
8. I had to ______________ at the canteen. (sitting, sit)
9. You must try to _________________ your work.( finish, finishes)
10. They have to ________________ to London to visit their grandmother. (visit,
visited)
11. He helped his mother to ________________ the basket. (carried, carry)
12. He ran to the telephone booth to ________________ the police. (calls, call)
13. The women will have to ______________ the heavy boxes. (carried, carry)
14. Someone has to _______________ the door.(opened, open)
15. They went to the river to _______________ some fish.(caught, catch)

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Present Continuous Tense


Choose the correct answers and fill in the blanks.
1. 1.The boys __________________________ in the playground. ( is playing, are
playing)
2. The woman ____________________ the floor with a broom. ( is sweeping, am
sweeping)
3. The little girl _______________________ an ice-cream.( are eating, is eating)
4. The man with a songkok ____________________ some fish. (am choosing, is
choosing)
5. A woman _____________________ some oranges into a plastic bag. ( is putting,
are putting)
6. The girl _____________________ after the children.(is looking, are looking)
7. Some people _____________________ under the tree. ( are standing, is
standing)
8. The children __________________________ in the sea. ( am swimming, are
swimming)
9. The men ______________________ on the bench in the park. ( is sitting, are
sitting)
10. A boy ______________________ a book under the tree. (is reading, are
reading)
11. The birds _____________________ in the sky. (is flying, are flying)
12. My mother ________________________ some cookies in the kitchen. (is
baking, are baking)
13. The girls _______________________ around the field. (are running, is running)
14. The man and the woman _____________________ television in the living room.
(is watching, are watching)
15. The waiter ________________________ some food to the customers. (is
serving, are serving)

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Gender
Masculine
1

boy

man

brother

grandfather

aunt

king

nephew

sir

headmaster

10

waiter

11

father

12

host

13

bride

14

landlord

15

widow

16

husband

17

gentleman

18

prince

19

son

20

actor

Feminine

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