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NAME: ____________________________________ Year & Sec.: ________________ Date: __________________

Teacher: Mr. Marco D. Meduranda

N O E R A S U R E S.
I. Reading Comprehension
Read the following passages and answer the questions that follow.

Narratives are especially effective in speeches because they draw listeners into the action. Because listeners can often
"see" themselves enacting certain roles within the stories, narratives can encourage those transformations of identity
and behavior that ethical public speaking makes possible. Moreover, narratives stimulate the process of constructive
listening. Because stories prompt listeners to create meaning from what they hear, the audience becomes involved in
the creation of the message. It becomes their discovery, their truth. Such involvement enhances the impact of the
Personal narratives also increase identification between speakers and audiences. They can help bridge the cultural
differences that separate people of diverse backgrounds. According to Vice President Gore, storytelling can even help
old enemies make peace. On one occasion, when Palestinian, Israeli, Jordanian, and Syrian leaders met to discuss a
peace treaty, Gore saw the negotiations coming to a standstill. The situation looked unpromising until, in Gore's words,
"The breakthrough came when they told stories about their families. I have seen time and time again how storytelling
brings people together."
--Michael Osborn and Suzanne Osborn, Public Speaking, fifth edition, p. 178

1. In this passage, the word narratives means the same thing as

A. truths B. stories C. details D. jokes

2. In this passage, the word negotiations means the same thing as

A. stories B. truths C. arguments D. talks

3. The main idea of this passage is that

A. Storytelling helps enemies make peace. B. Narratives serve many purposes in speeches.
C. Narratives draw listeners into the action. D. Storytelling enhances the impact of a message.

4. The passage states that, according to Vice President Gore, peace talks were saved when the leaders began to
A. tell stories about their families B. listen to each others' speeches
C. tell stories about each other D. explain their personal discoveries and meanings

5. According to the passage, narratives stimulate the process of constructive listening by

A. involving the audience in the creation of the message
B. encouraging listeners to share each others' stories
C. smoothing over conflicts
D. enhancing the impact of the message

6. The author's purpose in writing this passage is to

A. persuade the reader B. state facts
C. provide a series of examples D. entertain the reader

7. The underlying meaning of this passage is that

A. Vice President Gore is an effective speaker
B. speakers should always open with stories about their families
C. breakthroughs occur when people share their feelings
D. storytelling is an important tool for effective speakers

A. Modals: Fill in blank with the correct modal that to complete the sentence. The intended meaning is
given inside the parenthesis.

1. He ________ turn out to be a brilliant leader. (probability)

2. We believe we _________ help them. (ability)

3. You _____ see the patient now. (permission informal)
4. Dorothy _______ arrive at NAIA this afternoon. (futurity)
5. John _________ work today. (strong obligation)

6. When they were young, they _________ play “Chinese garter” after school. (past habitual

7. Students ________ refrain in eating street foods. (obligation)

8. __________ we leave the stadium now? (suggestion)

9. The coach _______ feel terribly bad after that dismaying performance of the group. (inference)

10. _________ both of you succeed in America. (wish)

11. John _________ lose his temper when you talk to him this time. (less probability)
12. After his unexpected defeat, the boxer ______ ask for a rematch. (willingness in a potential

13. You __________ write your theme in ink. (obligation)

14. Theresa _________ be the volunteer in that project. (willingness or choice)

15. Reynaldo _________ pass the exam for nursing. (probability)

B. Match the statement in column A with the mood or meaning that it express on column B. Write your
answer before the number.


16. Can we leave our bags here? a. less probability

17. I should do my homework in Math. b. past habitual action

18. May God be with you. c. ability

19. He can recite that long poem. d. permission

20. Shall we continue our hiking? e. inability

21. Jeremiah can’t accommodate your request. f. wish

22. When Tey was young, she would play with this doll g. suggestion

every afternoon. h. obligation

23. That bomb might explode if handled improperly. i. request

C. RECOGNIZING VERBALS & VERBAL PHRASE. Underline the verbals and write on the blank before the

_____________ 24. Susan’s hobby is collecting stamps.

_____________ 25. I saw Marie waiting for a bus.
_____________ 26. He is interested in studying grammar.
_____________ 27. The Chinese language is difficult to learn.
_____________ 28. I dislike talking aloud in public.
_____________ 29. The person to see you is a religious minister.
_____________ 30. Thinking he was alone, Herbert cried.
_____________ 31. I tell them that the bus is about to leave.
_____________ 32. I saw a man laughing at me.
_____________ 33. The tourist rode along snapping pictures of all the places.
_____________ 34. They ran fast to exercise their body.
_____________ 35. The gun, fired by the coach, started the relay.
_____________ 36. The woman’s ring, sparkling on her fingers, attracted attention.
_____________ 37. Camping in the mountains is my idea of a good time.
_____________ 38. It is very nice to see them so happy together.
_____________ 39. Using solar energy is one answer to fuel conservation.
_____________ 40. Do you have to leave?
_____________ 41. She has a great talent, acting.
_____________ 42. The decorated room was a lovely setting for the party.
_____________ 43. Those are strawberries to freeze.

Believe in your capacity to succeed!

Prepared by: Sir Meduranda