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Department of Education

Region III


SY 2015-2016

I. Choose the correct answer from the given choices.

1. What is the correct intonation in asking this question? You lost it.?
A. falling intonation
B. rising intonation
C. rising-falling intonation
2. The statement What is your job? uses what kind of intonation?
A. falling intonation
B. rising intonation
C. rising-falling intonation
3. Which of the following is not true?
A. Intonation pattern is important in conversation.
B. Intonation pattern changes the meaning of the message.
C. Correct pronunciation is enough to understand the meaning of the message.
4. Which is not the reason why speakers do pauses?
A. The speakers use a pause to emphasize that the information coming next is important,
B. The speakers give the audience time to process what you have just said.
C. The speakers distract the audience from the message.
5. When a woman stand up with her hand resting on a table and look at you in a certain way.
It conveys __________________.
A. an act of deception.
B. an assumption of guilt.
C. An expression of character.
6. A hand placed under the chin, means ____________________.
A. mesmerized.
B. might have an itch.
C. implied resistance.
D. a decision is being made.
7. Instead of saying Hi or Bye, you might just ___________.
A. roll your eyes
B. rub your stomach
C. shrug your shoulder
D. wave your hand at someone
8. When saying Yes to emphasize that you agree with the other person, you may
A. give sad expression
B. look straight into the eyes
C. nod your head vigorously
D. shrug your shoulders

II. Choose the right stress of the following underlined words in each sentence.

9. The project runway of the TLE students was successful.

A. PROject
B. project
10. The teachers together with their grade 7 students conduct an earthquake drill.
A. CONduct
B. conduct
11. The Malayan race has fair complexion.
A. COMplexion
B. comPLExion
III. Vocabulary
12. What is the synonym of the underlined word in this sentence? Bryan was modest about
his grades, even though it was the highest in the whole grade level.
A. humble
B. insincere
C. not boastful
D. unhappy
13. What is the opposite meaning of the underlined word in this sentence?Damiana L.
Eugenio compiled and edited what they may very well be considered as the most
comprehensive collection of proverbs in our country.
A. complex
B. lengthy
C. limited
D. vast
14. In the story The Origin of This World (Maranao), which word below is associated with
the word heaven?
A. angels
B. dwarf
C. garoda
D. tree of life
15. What number is significantly associated with The Origin of This World (Maranao)?
A. five
B. six
C. seven
D. eight
16. Which word below is regarded as colloquial language?
A. buddy
B. chum
C. friend
D. sidekick
17. Which word is considered as familiar language?
A. buy
B. grabs
C. sells
D. purchase
18. Which sentence below used colloquial language in informal conversation?
A. My friend and I got hold of expensive item.
B. My old chum treated me well.
C. My buddy and my sis pig out my sumptuous dinner.
D. My friend bought an old expensive car.
IV. Infer the meaning of the idioms. Choose the best that will suit the meaning of each
19. The police are at their wits end about the series of kidnapping.
A. do not know what to do
B. relieved of their duties
C. finding solutions
D. seriously scolded
20. Michelles house was included in the fire. We passed the hat around to help her.
A. gave a hat
B. gave some financial help
C. looked for another house
D. made a hat for her
21. The project failed miserably. The members did not admit their faults. They are passing
the buck to the leader.
A. accusing
B. blaming
C. ousting
D. praising
22. Apple lost her diamond ring. She searched every corner of her room but she could not
find it. It was like looking for a needle in a haystack.
A. finding things easily
B. forgetting things often
C. misplacing things always
D. having hard time looking for something

V. Reading Comprehension: Use the following medicine label to answer the questions.

Childrens Aspirin (Liquid Form)

For fast, safe relief of fever and the aches and pains
of colds and flu, earaches, headaches, and other
childhood illnesses.

Dosage Information:
Under 24 lbs. Consult Physician
24-35 lbs. 1 tsp.
35-47 lbs. 1 tsps.
48-59 lbs. 2 tsps.
60-71 lbs. 2-2 tsps.
72-95 lbs. 3 tsps.
Repeat every 4 hours as needed,
not more than 5 times in a 24 hour period

Warnings: Do not take this medicine for more than 5 days.

If symptoms continue or new ones begin, consult
physician. Keep this and all medicines out of reach
of children.

23. What is the correct meaning of dosage?

A. The name of the medicine.
B. The person who takes the medicine.
C. The amount of medicine to give at a time.
D. What the medicine contains.
24. How much medicine should be given to a child who weighs 90 lbs?
A. 3 tsps every four hours.
B. 2 tsps. twice a day.
C. 2 tsps every after meal
D. 1 tsp once a day
25. What would you do if the patient weighs only 20 lbs.?
A. Consult the physician
B. Bring the patient to the hospital.
C. Give the smallest amount of medicine.
D. Give the biggest amount of medicine.
VI. Correct Usage: Agreement of Subject and Verb
A. Which of the following statements observe correct subject and verb agreement?
26. A. Each man and woman is controlled by a powerful being in many myths.
B. The gods nor the goddess play favorite among the humans.
C. Every myth and legend have unique features.
D. All myths is regarded as stories from oral tradition.
27. A. Ritual and magic is a common elements in myth.
B. Every deity has a magical power.
C. Neither a myth nor a legend explain the full nature of creation.
D. The name Maranao mean People of the Lake or Lake Dwellers.
B. Choose the correct verb that will agree to its subject and complete the sentence.
28. Everything ______ its own place in heaven or earth.
A. is
B. are
C. has
D. have
29. I am ____________ to win your heart.
A. desperate
B. desperate
C. desperate
D. desperation
C. Consistency of verb
The wide island of Panay was originally (30) __________ by Negritos or locally
called Ati tribe. Their disappearance is due to an innocent agreement they
(31) __________ with the sultan of Borneo back in 1250 to give up their land in
exchange of a hat and gol necklace. Early in the 13 th century, Marikudo, a native
chieftain, (32) __________ the coastal shores and lowlands to 10 Bornean Datus who
(33) __________ from the repression of Sri Vishayan Empire. One of them named
Paiburong (34) __________ the area Irong-Irong, which is now called Iloilo City,
meaning nose-like, as its wide river mouth in the narrow Guimaras Strait appears like a

30. A. inhabit
B. inhabits
C. inhabited
D. inhabiting

31. A. made
B. make
C. makes
D. making

32. A. sell
B. sells
C. selling
D. sold

33. A. escape
B. escaped
C. escapes
D. escaping

34. A. receive
B. receives
C. received
D. receiving

C. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

Choose the correct pronoun that agrees with the antecedent in the following sentences.

35. The island offers great choices of unspoiled beaches; while ______ unspoiled
underground caverns can be best explored by foot.
A. his
B. its
C. their
D. them
36. The woman removed ______ comb and necklace and hung them on the low sky. But
whenever _____ pounded, she would hit the sky.
A. his he
B. its it
C. her she
D. his him
37. Kabunian and Bugan enjoyed the canyao in __________ magnificent house.
A. her
B. his
C. they
D. their
38. A number of waterways can also be found in Samal, though none of ______ is navigable.
A. it
B. its
C. their
D. them
D. Choose the most appropriate conjunction that will complete the compound sentence.

39. Heroes are born every day _____ you may be one of them.
A. or
B. so
C. and
D. for
40. The poor farmer works long and hard in the fields ____ only a few appreciate their
A. and
B. for
C. nor
D. yet
41. Many stories about Philippine heroes can be found in books _____ not too many are
reading them.
A. and
B. but
C. for
D. yet

VII. Study this card from a card catalog. Answer the questions that follow.

796.34 Schickel, Richard T.


The World of Tennis. Richard T. Schickel

New York: Random House, 1987
257 p.: ill.; 26 cm.

A history of the game of tennis;

famous players and tournaments

42. What is the title of this book?

A. Random House
B. The Game of Tennis
C. The World of Tennis
D. Famous Players and Tournament.
43. Random House is the name of the books _____________.
A. main character
B. illustrator
C. publisher
D. author

44. Which number will help you find this book in the library?
A. 257
B. 1987
C. 796.34
D. 26 cm

VIII. Writing and Composition: Choose one from the following list of topics below. Write a
5-7 sentence paragraph on any of the topics given below.(Nos. 45-50)

a. My Familys Genesis
b. My Hero

Note. Use rubrics in evaluating the students output.

You fail only when you give up.

Department of Education
Region III


Directions: Read each item carefully. Choose the best answer from the given choices. Write
the letter that corresponds to your answer on your answer sheet.

I. Listening Comprehension/Oral Language and Fluency.

1. Stress on the right syllable helps to show contrast and emphasis in meaning. If the word
CONTEST has the stress on the first syllable as in this sentence, But if you didnt
agree, why didnt you contest it at that time? What does the word CONTEST mean?
A. a competition
B. a struggle for superiority or victory between rivals
C. to call into question and take an active stand against
D. to compete or strive
2. Which sentence should be said with the falling intonation?
A. Do you think thats a good decision?
B. Is she really serious about that?
C. It is a good decision, isnt it? (the speaker is NOT sure)
D. The emperor wanted a great bell.
3. Which statement has rising intonation?
A. When is John coming over?
B. Is he coming over this afternoon?
C. Hes coming over this evening.
D. He is going to bring pizza.
4. In which sentence does the speaker want to tell us that her apartment isnt big?
A. SHE lives in a tiny apartment in Ortigas.
B. She lives in a TINY apartment in Ortigas.
C. SHE lives in a tiny APARTMENT in Ortigas.
D. SHE lives in a tiny apartment in ORTIGAS.
5. In the sentence, I said she might consider a new haircut, which word will you stress if you
want to mean NOT JUST A HAIRCUT.
A. consider
B. haircut
C. might
D. new
6. I d-d-d- didnt mean to hurt you. The speaker in this sentence is __________________.
A. afraid
B. confident
C. proud
D. sorry
7. An architect? The speaker expresses ___________________.
A. anger
B. disgust
C. dismay
D. surprise
8. Choose the word which is stressed on the first syllable.
A. perfect which means make flawless
B. present which means gift
C. progress which means move forward
D. record which means to register

(For items 9-10): Determine the meaning conveyed by the sentence. Be guided by the slash (/).

9. The principal/said the teacher/ is competent.

A. The principal is competent.
B. The teacher is competent.
C. The principal and the teacher are both competent.
D. The teacher who is also the principal is competent.
10. The woman said / the man is my guide.
A. My guide is neither a man nor a woman
B. My guide is the woman.
C. The man is my guide.
D. The woman is my guide.


11. Despite the complex security systems in modern vehicles cunning thieves still manage to
get away with thousands of cars and trucks every year. The word cunning means
A. foolish
B. ignorant
C. kind
D. skillful
12. The poor farmer loved his mother with tender reverence. The underlined word means
A. acceptance
B. consideration
C. respect
D. sympathy
13. No one ever thought about disobeying the mandate of the cruel officer. Mandate means
A. inquiry
B. order
C. request
D. suggestion
14. Which is the correct arrangement of the following words according to the increasing degree
of intensity?
A. argument conflict battle - war
B. battle - war argument conflict
C. conflict - argument battle war
D. war battle conflict argument
15. Arrange the words in descending order.
A. scream shout mumble whisper
B. scream shout whisper mumble
C. shout scream mumble whisper
D. shout scream whisper mumble

III. Grammar Structure and Awareness

(For items 16-19): Complete each sentence to form conditional statement.

16. ______________________________, I will not be able to drive.

A. If it rains on Sunday
B. If it had rain on Sunday
C. If it had rained on Sunday
D. If it had had rain on Sunday
17. _____________________________, she would not have died.
A. If Ko-Ngai did not jump in the boiling metal.
B. If Ko-Ngai has not jumped in the boiling metal
C. If Ko-Ngai had not jumped in the boiling metal
D. If Ko-Ngai have not jumped in the boiling metal
18. If you had warned me, I ____________________________ your father about that party.
(But you didn't, and I have).
A. I will not tell
B. I will not have told
C. I would not have tell
D. I would not have told
19. Ill watch the film, ____________________________.
A. if I finish early
B. if I finished early
C. if I had finish early
D. if I have finish early
For items 20-23: Choose the appropriate coordinating or subordinating conjunction

20. The poor farmer did not leave his mother _______ he loved her so much.
A. and
B. because
C. so
D. while
21. Ko-Ngai sold some of her jewels _______ sought the help of a fortune teller.
A. and
B. but
C. for
D. so
22. Kouan Yu did his best _________ the metals refused to blend with one another.
A. although
B. but
C. or
D. while
23. Either you cast the bell ________ you die.
A. and
B. for
C. nor
D. or
24. When the governor issued the mandate, the people trembled in fear. This sentence is an
example of a ________________ sentence.
A. Complex
B. Compound-Complex
C. Compound
D. Simple
25. Which sentence is NOT a compound-complex sentence?
A. Although it was raining and the roads were slippery, we decided to go for a bike ride.
B. Eric ran home the rest of the way because he knew he was in trouble.
C. Greg said that we should start without him but we waited anyway.
D. When I graduate I want to go to college, but first I want to travel.
26. The following are examples of complex sentence EXCEPT
A. Because she runs every day, she is very fit.
B. Carlos and Rey have not seen their grandmother since they came to Pampanga.
C. In the middle of the night, a loud noise from my neighbors house woke me up.
D. We were doing a very difficult problem in Mathematics when the fire alarm rang
27. The food smells delicious.What kind of adjective complement is used in this sentence?
A. object complement
B. sentence complement
C. subject complement
D. verb complement
28. She wanted him to leave. The underlined part in the sentence is called ______________.
A. object complement
B. sentence complement
C. subject complement
D. verb complement
29. The little girls picked a pretty bouquet of flowers for their mom. What does the underlined
word modify?
A. bouquet
B. flowers
C. girls
D. mom
IV. Reading Comprehension/Literature.

Read the following passages carefully before you answer the questions that follow.

(For items 30-31)A. Why do parents usually get so angry? Children frequently
quarrel, make noise, ask questions or come around asking for permission at exactly
wrong time. Usually, parents get angry when their children dont follow their advice;
when they suffer from health problems like severe headaches or high blood pressure; or
when mothers go through menopause. These facts are realized by children only when
they themselves become adults.

30. The main purpose of the paragraph is __________________.

A. to amuse
B. to entertain
C. to explain
D. to inform
31. What is the implied opinion of the writer about parents anger to children?
A. against
B. in favor
C. neutral
D. cannot be determined

(For items 32-35)

The governor was pleased at the wit of the youth and praised greatly, but he demanded to
know where he had obtained his wisdom. Alas! Alas! cried the farmer, the truth must be
told! and with deep bows he related his story. The governor listened and their meditated in
silence. Finally, he lifted his head, Shinano needs more than the strength of youth, he said
gravely, ah, that I should have forgotten the well-known saying, with the crown of snow,
there cometh wisdom!. That very hour the cruel law was abolished, and the custom drifted into
as far as past that only legends remain.
32. It can be inferred in the story that the aged mother was________.
A. kind
B. honest
C. industrious
D. wise
33. What is the best paraphrase for this line?
With the crown of snow, there cometh wisdom!
A. The mountains are covered with snow.
B. The young and strong are candidates for becoming kings.
C. Wisdom is a virtue that comes only from young people.
D. Wit and intelligence can also be found amongst old people.
34. What value is underscored in the selection?
A. Great love of a son to his mother.
B. Greatness of the king for lifting the cruel law.
C. Great intelligence of a farmer in solving problems.
D. Great love of a mother to her son and a son to his mother.
35. What opinion may be formed based on the passage?
A. The governor lifted the law.
B. The governor asked where the man got his wisdom.
C. The governor was delighted by what the farmer did.
D. The people of Shinano lived happily for the rest of their lives.
36. The Japanese tea ceremony is a tradition that promotes _________________.
A. emotional and physical health
B. emotional and spiritual health
C. physical and emotional health
D. physical and spiritual health
37. In the sentence, But your health insurance will cover only a portion of the cost and wont
give you any of those funds ahead of time, what is the function of the transition word but
A. condition
B. contrast
C. emphasis
D. illustration
38. I managed to get the house tidy before my parents got home. What is the signal-marker in
this sentence?
A. before
B. house
C. manage
D. tidy
39. Finally, the day when the last effort to cast the great bell was to be made. The signal-marker
in the sentence is _________________.
A. cast
B. effort
C. finally
D. made
40. The Japanese tea ceremony steps begin with the cleaning of the tea utensils.
__________, the host cleans the tea bowl, tea scoops, and tea whisk with concentrated
and graceful movements. ________, the host prepares the tea by adding three scoops of matcha
tea powder per guest to the tea bowl. _________, the hot water is ladled into the bowl and
whisked in a thin paste. _________, more water is added to create a soup-like tea.
What words will you use to fill in the blanks to show proper sequence of events in
the paragraph?
A. Next, Then, Finally
B. First, Second, Third, Lastly
C. Now, Afterwards, Then, Lastly
D. Now, Then, Afterwards, Lastly
41. Arrange the events logically as they happened in the story.
A Shinano was governed by a despotic leader.
B. The governor sent out a cruel proclamation to put to death all aged people.
C. Long ago, there lived a poor farmer and his aged mother.
D. The farmer hid his old mother beneath the kitchen floor.
E. He supplied his old mother with everything needful.
A. 1 - 2 3 4 - 5
B. 3 1 - 2 4 - 5
C. 3 2 1 4 5
D. 5 4 3 2 1
42. What is common among the Philippines, China, and Japan?
A. tea ceremony
B. emperor as rulers
C. traditions influenced by religion
D. bowing of heads as a form of greeting
43. You are going to give a Chinese friend a gift as a token of appreciation for wonderful
friendship. What should you do to show that you are giving the gift whole-heartedly
taking into consideration their culture?
A. wrap your gift in white paper
B. wrap your gift in red and gold
C. wrap your gift in transparent plastic
D. wrap your gift with colorful wrappers
44. As part of the Asian continent, Filipinos share the same values and traditions with the
and the Japanese. What values are common among these groups of people?
A. family-oriented, hardworking, religious
B. family-oriented, hardworking, superstitious
C. goal-oriented, hardworking, nature-enthusiast
D. goal-oriented, hardworking, religious
45. Be as Rama, be as Sita. This is one of the most famous sayings the Indians taught to their
young ones. What specific value can be derived from this quotation?
A. Be a hero like Rama and a heroine like Sita.
B. Be a perfect son and an ideal husband like Rama and be a faithful wife like Sita.
C. Be a strong man like Rama and be a submissive wife like Rama.
D. Be exiled like Rama and be dependent like Sita.
46. Your Iranian friend messaged you in Facebook. He said he will be having a vacation here in
the Philippines for a week. You offered him to stay in your house. Your mother was having a
hard time already thinking of the menu you will have during your friends visit. Since you
have learned their customs in your history subject, what is the best food you can offer to
A. Bread, fresh fruits, black tea
B. Rice, fried pork, coffee, fresh fruits
C. Rice, fried pork, unleavened bread, coffee
D. Rice, unleavened bread, fried chicken, black tea, fresh fruits
47. Most of the themes in African Literature focus on freedom, independence, equality and
economic freedom to name a few. What do these lines from the African story of creation
reveal about their values?
A West African creation tale explains how two spirit people were accidentally sent
down to earth by the sky god. Lonely, the people decided to create children from clay, but
feel they must hide them when the sky god comes down. Because they are hidden in fire,
the children soon turn to various shades based on how long they had been exposed to the
heat. Over time, these clay children grow up and move to various regions of the earth,
ultimately populating it (Fader).
A. Africans follow their religion.
B. Africans are hardworking people.
C. Africans value peoples differences.
D. Africans entertain themselves through tales.
48. You are the feature editor of Philippine Daily Inquirer. You are tasked to make a write up
about the Muslims. You want the public especially the Christians to be familiar with their
customs because it will guide them to understand Muslims better.
You will focus on their_____________.
A. culture
B. history.
C. leaders
D. problems of the people.
49. Why is research, best regarded as skill?
A. Because it is a God given talent.
B. Because it is developed in school
C. Because it is updated from time to time
D. Because it involves special ability and training
50. When reading researches, you may have noticed website reference at the end of a topic or
article as in this example:

Prosodic features are features that appear when you put sounds together in connected
speech. It is as important for you to learn the prosodic features as successful
communication depends as much on intonation, stress and rhythm as on the correct
pronunciation of sounds.

What is the purpose of putting this website reference?

A. to make researches look more formal
B. to promote the website and its links
C. to provide the reader additional information
D. to recognize the source thus avoid plagiarism
Department of Education
Region III


SY 2015-2016


Directions: Answer the following questions after listening from the text which will be read by
your teacher/proctor. Write only the letter of the correct answers.

1. What kind of article was read?

A. Book Analysis
B. Book Bashing
C. Book Raves
D. Book Review
2. What is the title of the article about the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad?
A. What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do
B. What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor Dads Dont
C. Why I want to punch someone in the face when they rave about this book
D. How the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money and how to spend it
3. According to the book, what is the problem of most people who have money problem?
A. Absence of checkbook balance
B. Cheating during tests
C. Lack of financial education
D. Making blind decisions
4. Why does the author want to punch someone who raves about the book?
A. They always have money problems.
B. They have not actually read the book.
C. They have not done much to get there.
D. They work only for those who have money.
5. What does the author mean when he said he has grudging respect for the book?
A. He hates but loves the book at the same time.
B. He wants to complain about the book.
C. He has no respect for the book.
D. He resents the author.


6. If you were to deliver these lines from Beowulf: The Battle With Grendel, in which line
should the first gesture be seen?
A. Waiting to see his swift hard claws.
B. Grendel snatched at the first Geat
C. He came to rip him apart, cut
D. His body to bits with powerful jaws,
7. The sixth age shifts into the lean and slippered pantaloons. What sound device was
used in the given line?
A. alliteration
B. assonance
C. consonance
D. onomatopoeia

8. In what part of this line of a poem should a readers pause be most observable?
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
A. after the word gave
B. after the word to
C. between things and you
D. between watch and the
9. In a poem, the stress depends on the sound device used. Where will the stress appear in a
poem that makes use of assonance?
A. In words with repeated consonant sounds at the beginning
B. In words with repeated consonant sounds at the ending
C. In words with repeated consonant sounds within
D. In words with repeated consonant sounds within and at the end
10. What correct critical consonant sound of /s/ is used in the underlined word from this line
of a poem? And then the justice, in fair round belly with good caper lined,
A. /s/
B. /sh/
C. /z/
D. /zh/


11. Then heard they people cry in the field. Now go thou, Sir Lucan, said the King, and
let me know what betokens that noise in the field. The underlined word means
A. filled with tokens
B. made of tokens
C. to signify; to indicate
D. to think of; to expect
12. Grendel lost to Beowulf; traces of his battle-sweat were found in his trail as he escaped
back to the marsh where he lived. The underlined word-pair is an example of a kenning
which means
A. ash
B. blood
C. bone
D. claw
13. Fill each blank with a single letter to form an antonym pair: _EEBLE - _ELICATE
A. B and R
B. F and D
C. H and P
D. W and S
14. Time is fleeting, and, according to Paulo Coelho, it flies and waits on no man. What
is the synonym of fleeting?
A. dreaming
B. escaping
C. passing
D. wandering
15. In the war of independence, it was repeatedly subjected to pillage and slaughter by both
parties in the strife, and did not recover its losses for many years. The opposite meaning
of the highlighted word is
A. conflict
B. harmony
C. rivalry
D. trouble
16. If you can make one heap of all your winnings // And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-
toss. The underlined words mean
A. bundle accomplishments
B. stack lotteries
C. trash victories
D. waste achievements
17. Tell me not in mournful numbers, // Life is but an empty dream! What is the antonym of
the underlined word?
A. cheerful
B. desolate
C. doleful
D. miserable
18. Correct the error in the use of contraction and possessive pronoun in this sentence
Whoseits author?
A. Whos its author?
B. Whos its author?
C. Whose its author?
D. Whose its author?
19. I will not give up until my dreams are realized. What is the correct contraction of the
underlined words?
A. ll not
B. willnt
C. wont
D. wouldnt
20. Which sentence makes use of single quotations correctly?
A. Jason told Mark, I saw Cynthia the other day, and she said I'm really looking
forward to Mark's graduation!
B. Jason told Mark, I saw Cynthia the other day, and she said I'm really looking
forward to Mark's graduation!
C. Jason told Mark I saw Cynthia the other day, and she said I'm really looking forward
to Marks graduation!
D. Jason told Mark, I saw Cynthia the other day and she said I'm really looking forward
to Marks graduation!
21. I am under the impression that she has no instructions at all and doesnt need any. Where
should the dash () be placed in this sentence?
A. after the word impression
B. after the word under
C. between all and and
D. between has and no
22. What is the correct way of hyphenating this phrase: pre and post adolescent trauma?
A. pre-and-post-adolescent-trauma
B. pre- and post-adolescent trauma
C. pre and post-adolescent trauma
D. pre and post-adolescent-trauma
23. How should quotation marks be used in the following passage?
The city's mayor explained that the recent tornado levelled entire neighborhoods
but miraculously took no lives in its wake.
A. The city's mayor explained that the recent tornado levelled entire neighborhoods but
miraculously took no lives in its wake.
B. The city's mayor explained that the recent tornado levelled entire neighborhoods but
miraculously took no lives in its wake.
C. The city's mayor explained that the recent tornado levelled entire neighborhoods but
miraculously took no lives in its wake.
D. The city's mayor explained that the recent tornado levelled entire neighborhoods but
miraculously took no lives in its wake.
24. Which word in the following lines must be capitalized?
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress eyebrow. then a soldier
Full of strange oaths, and bearded like a pard,
A. eyebrow
B. pard
C. then
D. woeful
25. Whodunnit is a contrction of what complete sentence?
A. Who do not like it?
B. Whose dun is it?
C. Who has done it?
D. Who dude Annie is it?
26. What expression of disagreement is found in the following sentence?: Todd doesn't like
spaghetti. Neither does Louise.
A. Does
B. Doesnt
C. Like
D. Neither

27. Choose the best place to insert ellipsis points in this passage: The intellect, seeker of
absolute truth, or the heart, lover of absolute good, we awake Ralph Waldo Emerson
A. The intellect, seeker of absolute truth, or the heart, lover of absolute goodwe
B. The intellect, seeker of absolute truthor the heart, lover of absolute goodwe
C. The intellect, seeker of absolute truth, or the heart, lover of absolute good, we
D. The intellectseeker of absolute truth, or the heartlover of absolute good, we


28. The following article is an example of what type of text?

A Short History of Punctuation

Early Greeks had hardly any punctuation and even changed the direction of their writing at
the end of each line. Later, they changed to a way of writing that favored right-handed people
and showed where a new paragraph began by underlining the first line of it. Later, the Greek
playwright Aristophanes invented marks to show where the readers should take breath.
The Romans made writing much easier to read by putting dots between words and by
movingA.the first letter of a paragraph into the left margin. They adapted some of the Greek
marks such as the colon mark to indicate phrase endings.
B. Journalistic
In the early Middle Ages, this system of punctuation broke down because very few people
C. Literary
D. Technical
could read and write, but writers kept a space at the end of a sentence and continued to mark
paragraphs. Eventually, words were separated again and new sentences began with a larger

A. Informative
B. Journalistic
C. Literary
D. Technical

Study the following Diagram

King Arthur Beowulf

became king became king

fought a dragon HERO fought a monster

met a sad end met a sad end

29. What kind of relationship is shown in the above diagram?

A. cause
B. difference
C. effect
D. similarity
30. The educational reforms of Charlemagne led to the invention of lowercase letters which
could be written and read much faster. This text belongs to the
A. informative type
B. journalistic type
C. literary type
D. technical type
31. About what information is articulated in the following article?

If you like tender, juicy potatoes, home-grown are definitely the best. Although
the plant of the potato is visible above the ground, the end product is found below the
soil. The process from preparing to eating can take as long as 3-4 months, but the
results will be worth the wait. Gardening experts agree that the best time for potato
planting is about a month before the last spring frost. This time period will allow the
potato to emerge from the soil after freezing conditions but be harvested before the
extreme heat of summer. Although this vegetable can be purchased rather cheaply in
the supermarket, the quality of home-grown potatoes far exceeds those bagged on
grocery shelves.
The production of potatoes can be divided into these steps: (1) preparing the
soil, (2) preparing the potatoes, (3) planting the potatoes, (4) maintaining the plants,
and (5) harvesting the potatoes.
A. Eating potatoes purchased in the supermarket
B. Growing potatoes at home
C. Planting potato before spring frost
D. Preparing tender, juicy potatoes for cooking

32. What significant human experience is expressed in the following paragraph?

When I was growing up, one of the places I enjoyed most was the cherry tree in
the back yard. Every summer when the cherries began to ripen, I used to spend hours
high in the tree, picking and eating the sweet, sun-warmed cherries. My mother always
worried about my falling out of the tree, but I never did. But I had some competition for
the cherries flocks of birds that enjoyed them as much as I did and would perch all
over the tree, devouring the fruit whenever I wasn't there. I used to wonder why the
grown-ups never ate any of the cherries; but actually when the birds and I had finished,
there weren't many left.
A. Competing with birds
B. Enjoying summer
C. Falling from the cherry tree
D. Picking and eating cherries

33. What conclusion can be derived from the following paragraph?

Work and school are very much alike in at least three ways. First, both require an
early start. Going to work requires getting up early to avoid the traffic rush, and going to
school requires getting up early to be assured of a parking space. Second, promptness is
important in both places. Being at work on time pleases the employer; being in class on
time pleases the instructor. Third, both involve quotas. A job imposes various quotas on
a worker to ensure maximum production--for example, a certain amount of boxes must
be filled on an assembly line, or a designated number of calls must be made by a
telephone solicitor. Likewise, school imposes quotas on a student to ensure maximum
effort--for instance, a certain number of essays must be written in an English
composition class or a specific number of books must be read in an American Novel

Work and school share similarities since

A. A student and a worker have to exert efforts.
B. Both give benefit to students and workers in their places.
C. Both are governed by time.
D. School prepares a student for the job of his choice.
34. Shakespeares The Seven Ages of Man was taken from the play As You Like It. What
does the first title suggest?
A. One man can have seven different ages.
B. One man will encounter seven aged people.
C. Seven ages will take seven men to encounter.
D. Seven life stages will be experienced by one man.
For items 35-36: Read the ff. paragraph then answer the questions that follow.

By the end of the seventeenth century, our punctuation system was in place for
the most part, though sometimes details varied. Just think, though: after only a few
lessons in school and with lots of practice reading and writing you can boast that
youve mastered a system that took westerners many centuries to develop.

35. What is the best summary for the paragraph above?

A. It takes practice in reading and writing to master the punctuation system.
B. It was at the end of the 17th century that a punctuation system was in place.
C. The punctuation system was in place for the most part in varying details.
D. You can master a system that took centuries to develop in just one day.
36. What conclusion can be drawn from it?
A. It takes only a few lessons to practice reading and writing.
B. It takes only days to master something developed for centuries.
C. Practice makes perfect.
D. The development of the punctuation varies for the most part.

37. Identify the type of text used in the following passage:

Those that have tenacity will not quit when confronted by obstacles or when failing.
In a game or in life, tenacity wants to win, and tenacity lives by the credo, Failure is
not an option.
A. informative
B. journalistic
C. literary
D. technical


38. What is meant by the author in the following lines of a poem?

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;
A Psalm of Life

A. Become great by emulating great men.

B. Leave footprints on the sands.
C. Make our lives inspiring.
D. Remember the lives of great men.
39. What is the main message of this stanza, from Rudyard Kiplings If?
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

A. Always do what is right and just.

B. Be true to oneself.
C. Dont give up.
D. Know the value of self-worth.
40. Which of the following is NOT characteristic of the sixth-aged man?
A. Big manly voice turning again toward childish treble
B. Lean and slippered pantaloons
C. Satchel and shining morning face
D. Spectacles on nose and pouch on side
41. What is the tone of the Mother as she spoke to her Son? (from Mother To Son by
Langston Hughes)

Well, son, Ill tell you:

Life for me aint been no crystal stair.
Its had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor

A. angry
B. inspiring
C. mysterious
D. triumphant

42. What is the real characteristic of Beowulf that Grendel discovered based on these lines
from the poem?

Then he (Grendel) stepped to another

Still body, clutched at Beowulf with his claws,
Grasped at a strong-hearted wakeful sleeper
And was instantly seized himself, claws
Bent back as Beowulf leaned up on one arm.
That shepherd of evil, guardian of crime,
Knew at once that nowhere on earth
Had he met a man whose hands were harder;
His mind was flooded with fearbut nothing
Could take his talons and himself from that tight
Hard grip.

A. Guardian of crime
B. Hard-handed
C. Of great strength
D. Shepherd of evil

43. Imagery paints words that appeal to our senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch.
The underlined words in the following passage appeal to what sense?

Right so came an adder out of a little heath bush, and it stung a knight in the foot.
And so when the knight felt him so stung, he looked down and saw the adder. And
anon he drew his sword to slay the adder, and thought none other harm. And when
the host on both parties saw that sword drawn, then they blew beams, horns, and
shouted grimly.

A. sight
B. smell
C. sound
D. touch

44. Poetic contractions are used in a poem to suggest a different culture, language use, etc.
In which line/s of the poem below is poetic contraction most evident?
A. But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
B. And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
C. And sometimes goin' in the dark
45. Where there ain't been no light.
To what sense does the following image appeal?

When the others went swimming my son said he was going in, too. He
pulled his dripping trunks from the line where they had hung all through the shower
and wrung them out. Languidly, and with no thought of going in, I watched him, his
hard little body, skinny and bare, saw him wince slightly as he pulled up around his
vitals the small, soggy, icy garment. As he buckled the swollen belt, suddenly my
groin felt the chill of death.from E.B.Whites, One More To The Lake.

A. sight
B. smell
C. sound
D. touch


For Items 46-48: Punctuation Marks.

In which word/s should a comma appear in each of the numbered sentences in the
paragraph below?

(46) Around A.D. 1500 the indented paragraph appeared as did the comma and
period as we know them. Printers of the Renaissance invented new marks like the
exclamation points and quotation marks. (47) By that time people were commonly
reading silently and punctuation came to depend more on grammatical groups.
(Parentheses and dashes appeared with the advent of printing). (48) By the end of
the seventeenth century our punctuation system was in place for the most part
though sometimes details varied.

46. A. after paragraph

B. before (the first) as
C. between comma and and
D. between period and as
47. A. after people
B. after time
C. before commonly
D. between came and to
48. A. after system
B. before place
C. before though
D. between century and our

For Items 49-50: Paraphrase the following lines from a song.

49. Just give me a reason
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
- [Just Give Me A Reason, Pink featuring Nate Ruess]
A. Let us learn to love again
B. Give me a second to mend our broken hearts
C. Explain, fix this mistake, and let our love continue
D. We can love again if you just give me a little bit of a reason
50. I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agree politely
- [Roar, Katy Perry]
A. Im scared of rocking the boat, it might turn into a mess
B. I bite my tongue and hold my breath when I ride a boat
C. I kept quiet, then, afraid I might mess things up
D. I sit quietly so I wont rock the boat
Department of Education
Region III


SY 2015-2016

I. Listening Comprehension (1-5)

Directions: Listen to your teacher as he/she reads the selection twice; then, answer the
questions by writing the letter of the correct answer in your answer sheet.

1. Which of the following is NOT included in the things you can do according to the song?
A. You can beat the war.
B. You can beat the world.
C. You can go distance.
D. You cant be a hero.
2. Which of the following is the thing you can beat according to the song?
A. country
B. hero
C. pride
D. war
3. According to the selection, what must someone need to do to accomplish his goals in
A. Just pray
B. just sit back and relax
C. try to do his best
D. write to God
4. Which of the following is the right sequence of the things you can be according to the
song, Hall of Fame?
A. best, greatest, King Kong, hero
B. best, King Kong, greatest, hero
C. greatest, best, King Kong, hero
D. King Kong, best, greatest, hero
5. What could be the message of the song, Hall of Fame?
A. Time will come you will rest.
B. Time will come you will be famous.
C. Time will come you will be written in the Hall of Fame.
D. Time will come all your hard works and good deeds will be rewarded.

II. Oral Language and Fluency(6-10)

Directions: Choose the letter of the best answer and write it on your answer sheet.

6. In presenting an oral report, which of the following is not included under the Non-verbal
A. body language
B. elocution
C. eye contact
D. poise

7. Which of the following is included in oral reporting under the verbal skills?
A. body language
B. enthusiasm
C. eye contact
D. poise

8. In panel discussion, which of the following is NOT included under the Language
A. concise expressions
B. direct expressions
C. impressive expressions
D. simple expressions
9. Which of the following is the correct order on the steps to follow when revisiting the
features of and the required format for a panel discussion?
1. Have the opening remarks.
2. Introduce the issue.
3. Allow the audience to ask questions.
4. Have informal exchange of comments.
5. Introduce the speakers.
6. Present panel members.
A. 1-2-5-6-4-3
B. 2-1-5-6-4-3
C. 1-2-5-4-6-3
D. 5-1-4-3-2-6
10. Which of the following is the right thing to do when delivering an oral report?
A. Do not speak directly to your audience.
B. Maintain a relaxed posture.
C. Make an effort not to be articulate.
D. Make unreadable visual aids that clarify what you are saying.
III. Vocabulary Development (11-15)
Directions: Choose the letter of the best answer and write it on your answer sheet.
11. The scorpion is rare, but large and venomous spiders are common. Which of the
following is the synonym of the underlined word?
A. non-poisonous
B. non-toxic
C. non-venomous
D. poisonous
12. The Fallen 44 valor will be remembered forever. Which of the following is NOT a
synonym of the underlined word?
A. bravery
B. cowardice
C. fearlessness
D. gallantry
13. What is the meaning of the underlined word in this sentence: The philosophers works
were once condemned by the church and placed on its list of forbidden books.
A. allowed
B. blessed
C. denounced
D. promoted
14. Which of the following is NOT the denotative meaning of the underlined word in this
sentence? From his throne Odin looked down beyond the earth deep into the gloomy land
of his enemies.
A. adversary
B. foe
C. opponent
D. rival
15. He gazed upon the beauty of the flowers that surround her. What is the connotative
meaning of the word gazed?
A. admired
B. eyed
C. looked
D. stared
IV. Grammar Awareness: (16-25)
Directions: Choose the letter of the correct answer; then, write it in your answer sheet.

16. Which of the following pronouns would best complete this sentence: The judges could
not agree among ___________.
A. himself
B. herself
C. themselves
D. ourselves
17. Which of the following sentences makes use of intensive pronoun?
A. Anna Rose promised herself a reward for her hard work.
B. Have you asked yourselves why you are here?
C. The basketball players prepared themselves by staying in shape.
D. We cooked the whole meal ourselves.
18. Some animals protect themselves through camouflage. The underlined word is an
example of ___________.
A. demonstrative pronoun
B. intensive pronoun
C. interrogative pronoun
D. reflexive pronoun
19. Which of the following underlined pronouns is NOT an example of reflexive pronoun?
A. Adam e-mailed himself a copy of the report.
B. Christine poured herself a glass of milk.
C. Maria knew that she herself could make a positive impact on the world, if only
she put her mind to it.
D. The students are able to monitor themselves.
20. Which of the following modals would best complete this sentence? I think you
_________ be careful of what you eat.
A. can
B. may
C. might
D. should
21. I must eat healthy and balance diet. What does the underlined modal indicate?
A. ability
B. obligation
C. permission
D. possibility
22. He gave up his old job so he _______ work for us. Which of the following modals would
best complete the sentence?
A. can
B. could
C. should
D. would
23. You ___________ smoke. Smoking is dangerous to your health.
A. can not
B. may not
C. should not
D. will not
24. The food, by the way, is very sumptuous. The underlined word is an example of
A. adjective
B. adverb
C. conjunctive adverb
D. parenthetical expression
25. Which of the following parenthetical expression would best complete the sentence? This
solution would not work, _________________, but the cost will be high.
A. as long as
B. in most cases
C. in my opinion
D. on the condition that
V. Reading Comprehension(26-33)
Directions: Read the following passages then answer the questions based on the passage.
Choose the letter of the best answer and write it on your answer sheet.
Linux and Windows are both operating systems. Computers use them to run
programs. Linux is totally free and open source, so users can improve or
otherwise modify the source code. Windows is proprietary, so it costs money to
use and users are prohibited from altering the source code.
26. If we will compare and contrast Linux and Windows, what is the most appropriate
graphic organizer can we use?
A. diagram
B. flow chart
C. tree diagram
D. venn diagram
27. Windows is proprietary, so it costs money to use and users are prohibited from altering
the source code. The underlined word would likely mean _____________.
A. exclusively owned
B. freely used
C. legally prohibited
D. totally altered
28. The generalization we can derive from the passage is ______________.
A. Linux is better than Windows.
B. Linux like the Windows when it becomes popular will also be proprietary.
C. Linux will be prepared more compared to Windows.
D. Windows is better than Linux.
Here are the three worst things that you can do on a date. First, you
could tell jokes that arent funny and laugh really hard to yourself. This will
make you look bad. Worse though, you could offend your date. One bad joke
may cause your date to lash out at you, hence ruining the engagement. But the
worst thing that you can do is to appear slovenly. By not showering and properly
grooming, you may repulse your date, and this is the worst thing that you can do.

29. The kind of evidence used by the writer to support his topic sentence is through
A. anecdotes
B. examples
C. statistics
D. video
30. According to the passage, what could be the worst thing you can do on a date?
A. Appear properly showered and groomed.
B. Appear untidy in personal appearance.
C. Laugh really hard to yourself.
D. Tell jokes that arent funny.

The ability of a building to withstand the stress of an earthquake depends

upon its type of construction, shape, mass distribution, and rigidity. Different
combinations are used. To reduce stress, first, the building's ground floor must be
flexible. One method is to support the ground floor with extremely rigid, hollow
columns, while the rest of the building is supported by flexible columns located
inside the hollow columns. A different method is to use rollers or rubber pads to
separate the base columns from the ground, allowing the columns to shake parallel
during an earthquake. Next, the outdoor walls should be made with stronger and
more reinforced materials such as steel or reinforced concrete. Then, to help prevent
collapsing, the roof should be made out of light-weight materials.

To support his claim, the writer uses ___________.

A. facts
B. opinion
C. reasons
D. statistics
31. The passage is most probably a part of a/an
A. anecdote
B. autobiography
C. letter
D. persuasive essay
32. The kind of evidence used by the writer to support his topic sentence is through
A. anecdotes
B. examples
C. statistics
D. video
VI. Literature (34-45)
Read these myths; then, answer the questions that follow and write the letter of the
correct answer in your answer sheet.

The Children of the Limokon

Mandaya (Mindanao)
In the very early days before there were any people on the earth, the limokon (a
kind of dove ) were very powerful and could talk like men though they looked like
birds. One limokon laid two eggs, one at the mouth of the Mayo River and one farther
up its course. After some time these eggs hatched, and the one at the mouth of the river
became a man, while the other became a woman.
The man lived alone on the bank of the river for a long time, but he was very
lonely and wished many times for a companion. One day when he was crossing the
river something was swept against his legs with such force that it nearly caused him to
drown. On examining it, he found that it was a hair, and he determined to go up the
river and find whence it came. He traveled up the stream, looking on both banks, until
finally he found the woman, and he was very happy to think that at last he could have a
They were married and had many children, who are the Mandaya still living
along the Mayo River.

34. What kind of creature is the limokon?

A. ape
B. cat
C. dove
D. man
35. What is the unique characteristic of the limokon although they look like birds?
A. could lay eggs
B. could look like man
C. could talk like man
D. could walk like man
36. What did the man keep on looking for?
A. banks
B. companion
C. river
D. stream
37. What does this myth tell us about?
A. origin of the doves
B. origin of the limokon
C. origin of the Mandaya
D. origin of the Mayo River

The Myth of Echo

Echo was a nymph who talked too much. She was very fond of having the last
word. One day she spoke rudely to the great Juno, who said that for this offense Echo
should never use her voice again, unless to repeat what she had just heard, but since
she was so very fond of last words, she might repeat the last words of others.
This was almost as bad as if Juno had changed her into a parrot. Echo was very
much ashamed, and hid herself in the forest.
Narcissus, a young man who had hair as yellow as gold and eyes as blue as the
sky, - a very rare thing in Greece, where most people were very dark, - used to hunt in
the forest where Echo was hiding. As she was peeping out shyly from some cave or
from behind a great tree, Echo often saw Narcissus, and she admired him very much.
One day Narcissus became separated from his friends, and hearing something
rustle among the leaves, he called out, "Who's here?"
"Here," answered Echo.
"Here I am. Come! "I am come," said Echo; and, as she spoke, she came out
from among the trees.
When Narcissus saw a stranger, instead of one of his friends as he had
expected, he looked surprised and walked quickly away.
After this, Echo never came out and allowed herself to be seen again, and in
time she faded away till she became only a voice.
38. Which of the following is a negative trait of Echo?
A. bad
B. noisy
C. rude
D. talkative
39. What does Echo fond of doing?
A. fond of imitating people
B. fond of irritating other people
C. fond of repeating the last word
D. fond of distracting the other people
40. Whom did Echo admire?
A. herself
B. Juno
C. Narcissus
D. Zeus
41. Why did Echo hide herself in the forest?
A. Juno punished Echo.
B. Echo was ashamed of herself.
C. Echo fell in love with Narcissus.
D. Echo liked peeping in the woods.
42. Narcissus heard something rustle among the leaves. The word rustle appeals to what
A. hearing
B. smell
C. sight
D. touch

The Myth of Hades and Persephone (an excerpt)

Hades fell in love with Persephone and decided to kidnap her. Demeter
went mad and hunted for her daughter everywhere. Persephones mother,
Demeter, begged her brother Hades to allow Persephone to come back to the
livings, denoting that the young Persephone was not supposed to live in the
underworld. Hades consulted with Zeus and they both decided to allow
Persephone to live on earth for six months each year, while the rest of the time
she would be on his side in the Underworld. Before leaving the underworld,
Persephone had been persuaded to eat four seeds of a pomegranate. In ancient
mythology, to eat the fruit of ones captor meant that one would have to return to
that captor or country, so Persephone was doomed to return to the underworld
for four months of the year. But she was allowed to spend the remaining two-
thirds of the year with her Earth, Mother, Demeter.
The myth of Hades and Persephone is associated with the coming of
Spring and Winter: When Persephone comes to the Earth, its springtime. When
she descends to Hades, it is winter.

43. Why did Hades kidnap Persephone?

A. because he hated Zeus
B. because he hated Demeter
C. because he fell in love with Persephone
D. because he felt too lonely in the underworld
44. According to the selection, what is the implication of eating the seeds of pomegranate?
A. If you eat the fruit, you will get insane.
B. If you eat the fruit, you will forget everything.
C. If you eat the fruit, you need to return to that captor.
D. If you eat the fruit, you will forget your desire of going home.
45. Which of the following cycles was explained in the myth of Hades and Persephone?
A. winter only
B. four seasons
C. wet and dry season
D. spring and winter only
VII. Writing: Choose the letter of the correct answer and write it in your answer sheet.

46. Which of the following words should be added to make your introduction in the
persuasive essay interesting?
A. anecdote
B. example
C. graphics
D. illustration

47. Arrange the following sentences the way they come in revising and polishing the
persuasive essay.
1. Delete unnecessary information.
2. Clarify the details.
3. Add needed information.
4. Write the final copy of your persuasive essay
5. Organize your essay.
A. 1-2-3-5-4
B. 3-1-4-5-2
C. 3-1-2-5-4
D. 3-4-1-5-2
48. Which of the following is NOT included in the Steps in Writing Persuasive Essay?
A. Addressing the audience you are trying to persuade.
B. Choosing a subject
C. Clarifying your purpose
D. Writing the final draft.
49. Which of the following is included in writing your draft in your persuasive essay?
A. choosing a subject
B. clarifying your purpose
C. organizing your essay
D. using reasons, examples as supports
50. Which of the following is the correct order of the Steps in Writing Persuasive Essay?
1. Clarifying your purpose.
2. Choosing a subject
3. Addressing the audience you are trying to persuade
A. 1-2-3
B. 2-3-1
C. 3-1-2
D. 3-2-1