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September 3, 2012
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James asks…

Can you check my english homework?

Part Three
Use of English

Section One: Cloze Test

Directions: Read the sentences below and for each gap circle the letter (A, B, C or D) of the word or phrase that best suits each space.

1. Some people observe an … rule not to cry in public.
A. implicitB. implied C. outspoken D. unspoken

2. It is alleged that clothes can … a lot about a person’s social status.
A. unearth B. reveal C. uncover D. point

3. We have all had that … feeling in our stomach called ‘butterflies’ which comes on us when we are very tense and frightened.
A. fluttering B. flattering C. fumbling D. flattening

4. In many villages, householders are unwilling to let strangers in when other villagers are looking in case it … gossip.
A. razes B. arouses C. rises D. erases

5. We wear gloves in cold weather, but it is still thought polite to … them when we shake hands.
A. take off B. undress C. move D. remove

6. All animals ‘cry’ when they are in … .
A. distress B. suffer C. grieve D. sad

7. Many people have fears when there is no real cause as the things they fear won’t physically … them.
A. impair B. spoil C. harm D. damage

8. Social behaviourists promote the idea that games have a role in preparing children for … life.
A. matured B. adultC. ripeD. grown

9. About twenty years ago, a group of people in West Africa, … a group of Americans, did an ‘intelligence test’.
A. insideB. besideC. alongside D. together

10. Whenever you need to learn something, make up little rhymes or phrases to help you … the information more easily.
A. disdainB. obtainC. containD. retain

11. At a concert, a scream indicates that the screamer feels an emotion asas pain.
A. loudB. vividC. strongD. vivacious

12. Your success in doing the things you are … at depends on your background, education, culture and language as well as on your natural talents.
A. godB. wellC. weakD. good

13. Sometimes we can mistake people for being stupid just because they … practice at performing a particular task.
A. lackB. missC. failD. have

14. We don’t remember everything as our memory is not perfect – it is … .
A. respectiveB. selectiveC. electiveD. reflective

15. According to scientists, only one part of our brain is in … when we use our hands or feet.
A. responsibilityB. charge C. dutyD. power

16. The inspector became … of an overwhelming urge to get to the bottom of this sad affair.
A. consciousB. conscienceC. conscientiousD. consciousness

17. In the 17th century, hobby horsing must have been very popular and people were free to ride their hobby horse as long as they didn’t … with anyone else.
A. interfere B. cut in C. hinderD. interweave

18. If we remembered every trivial event in our lives, our minds would become so cluttered that it would be impossible to … important details.
A. stand outB. sort ofC. sort out D. stand up

19. Even a little object like a button tells us a tremendous … about the history of human behaviour.
A. amountB. numberC. volumeD. measure

20. Psychologists say that most mothers … their babies on the left side of their bodies intuitively feeling that thus the baby is more settled.
A. keep upB. supportC. holdD. maintain

Section Two: Error Identification

Directions: The sentences below contain an error in grammar or usage. The error is contained in one of the underlined parts of the sentence. For each sentence, circle the letter (A, B, or C) of the underlined part that contains the error.

1. It was at ten to eight that night when Jack entered the hotel cocktail bar and,
A
breathing heavily, ordered a dry Martini.
B C

2. Mendeleyev was said to have been inspired by the card game knowing as solitaire in North
A B
America and patience elsewhere, wherein cards are arranged by suit horizontally and by
C
number vertically.

3. Sneezing can happen, enough curiously, when our optic nerve is stimulated by a bright
A B C
light.

4. I was awfully hungry but as there was hardly some cake left I had to make do with a
A B C
handful of corn flakes and a glass of juice.

5. Jane said that last night everybody had been talking about John and I and our
A B
newly approved project.
C

6. As I was lying in bed the other night I dreamed of making a world tour in a
A B
brand new dark green dazzling Ford.
C

7. Tired as he was, John hanged his raincoat in the hall and made straight for bed.
A B C

8. The Browns were furious with us for having made them wait for us since one hour.
A B C

9. On entering the classroom the students gasped with surprise since there were no table and
A B
no chairs, either.
C

10. Just when our team were winning, the electricity was cut off.
A B C

Section Three: Sentence Completion

Directions: For each of the sentences below, circle the letter (A, B, C or D) of the word or phrase that best completes its meaning.

1. Not only … at the average performance of students, but also at how many students from each country were top performers.
A. the study lookedB. the study did lookC. did the study lookD. looked the study

2. In the course of a long life Cavendish made a string of discoveries – among much else, he was the first person … hydrogen.
A. that isolatesB. who has isolatedC. to be isolatedD. to isolate
3. From time immemorial people have wondered about sneezing, and it … as an omen of some kind.
A. universally has regardedB. has been universally regarded to be
C. has universally been regardedD. has universally been regarding to

4. Lightning and thunder … among the first things about nature that mystified and frightened primitive man.
A. should have beenB. must have beenC. have to have beenD. ought to have been

5. Silver is too soft to … in its pure state, so it is combined with other metals.
A. usageB. be in useC. be usedD. using

6. Jane could have forgiven all … his rudeness.
A. butB. stillC. thoughD. however

7. John, …, is a tough guy, but I suppose even tough guys prefer not to work in the dark.
A. which I have spoken toB. that I have been spoken of
C. whom I have spokenD. of whom I have spoken

8. Apart from the fact that it is high time … something constructive, David is perfect for the job they have in mind.
A. he starts doingB. he started doing
C. for him started doingD. for him starting doing

9. Sitting there, Theodore … his toast slowly and methodically, his beard bristling, his eyes kindling with enthusiasm at each new subject that swam into our conversation.
A. used just chewingB. got just used to chewing
C. would just chewD. was used just to chew

10. The man turned out to be the champion wrestler of France, and he immediately demanded that his honour … .
A. be satisfiedB. to be satisfied
C. was satisfyingD. should satisfy

Section Four: Sentence Transformations

Directions: Complete the second sentence so that it is as close as possible in meaning to the first one.

1. Smoking is forbidden in all parts of the college.

Students are not………………………………………………………………………………….

2. The President read the report before he made a decision.

The President……….…………………………………until……………………………………

3. Although they quarrel noisily, the Flintstones are good neighbours.

In spite…………………………………………………………………………………………..

4. ‘You cheated in the exam, didn’t you, Neil?’ said the college principal.

The college principal accused……………………………………………………………………

5. They are sorry they didn’t listen to the psychiatrist.

They regret………………………………………………………………………………………

6. Their tenth wedding anniversary is on April 1st.

By April 1st ………………………………………………………………………………………

7. The government should make industries pay attention to the environmental problems.

Industries should………………………………………………………………………………..

8. The nurse may be taking his pulse, but I can’t see very well.

It looks as if he………………………………………………………………………………….

9. The rescuers couldn’t get to the injured people until the hurricane was over.

Not……………………………………………………………………………………………….

10. I’ll take some sandwiches because perhaps I shall have to work at lunchtime.

I’ll take some sandwiches in case……………………………………………………………….

Cloze Test
1. D
2. B
3. A
4. B
5. D
6. A
7. C
8. B
9. C
10. D
11. B
12. D
13. A
14. B
15. B
16. A
17. A
18. C
19. A
20. C
Error Identification
1. C
2. B
3. B
4. C
5. B
6. B
7. B
8. C
9. B
10. B
Sentence Completion
1. C
2. D
3. C
4. B
5. C
6. A
7. D
8. B
9. C
10. B
Sentence Transformation
1. Students are not allowed to smoke in all parts of the college.
2. The President didn’t make any decision until he read the report.
3. In spite of quarrelling noisily the Flintstones are good neighbours.
4. The college principal accused Neil of cheating in the exam.
5. They regret not listening to the psychiatrist.
6. By April 1st they would have been married for ten years.
7. Industries should be made pay attention to the environmental problems by the government.
8. It looks as if he’s being taken his pulse by the nurse.
9. Not until the hurricane was over could the rescuers get to the injured people.
10. I’ll take some sandwiches in case I work at lunchtime.

admin answers:

Here’s a better English test:

1) Make a sentence from the following words:
it, yourself, do

Sandy asks…

please help me with questions based on the book brave new world by aldous huxley? ?

ANSWERING ANY ONE OF THES QUESTIONS WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED!
1. Few of Huxley’s predictions have proven to be perfectly accurate, yet many aspects of the Utopia of Brave New World feel uncomfortably like our world. Talk about the book as a prophetic vision of the future. Which aspects of the book did you find most disturbing? Which hit closest to home? Which seem the most far-fetched?
2. When Brave New World was first published in 1932, the world was plunged in depression, fascism was on the rise in Western Europe, and Marxism appealed to increasing numbers of intellectuals in Europe and America. Place the book in the context of its historical moment. Which parts transcend its time and place?
3. The two greatest obscenities in the society of Brave New World are birth and mother. Why?
4. Toward the end of the book, the Controller Mustapha Mond sums up the benefits of living in the “brave new world” Utopia: “The world’s stable now. People are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can’t get.” It sounds like perfection, and yet the world Mond describes is deeply, intentionally horrifying. Why? What exactly is so bad about this society of the future? Is there anything good about it, anything we could learn from and try to adapt to our own uses?
5. As dehumanizing and oppressive as the brave new world Utopia is, the alternative in the “savage reserve” is in many ways worse – dirty, violent, unhealthy, cruel, and uncomfortable. What point is Huxley making about human nature and the nature of human communities? Is his vision totally negative – or does the book hold out some shred of hope, some alternative mode that fosters both freedom and community?
6. One of the most striking – and comic – aspects of Huxley’s Utopia is the way our sexual mores and assumptions have been turned on their head: monogamy is bad, passion is deviation, casual, meaningless sex is the socially approved norm. What is Huxley getting at here? Is there any expression of human sexuality that he finds acceptable? Is sex at the heart of the “problem” in his view of human nature?
7. Talk about the morality of the book. Is it a Christian morality? Socialist? Anarchist?
8. In many ways, the main characters of the book are cartoon figures – Helmholtz Watson the alienated superman, Bernard Marx the cowardly, hypocritical intellectual, Mustapha Mond the cynical all-knowing leader, John the doomed idealistic. Discuss the book as an allegory and elaborate on what each character stands for.
9. When John first starts reading Shakespeare, he discovers that the words make his emotions “more real” – they even make other people more real. Talk about the power of language in the book, the power of the word to influence thought and behavior. Why did Huxley choose Shakespeare as the medium of John’s intellectual awakening?
10. Huxley wrote many other books, yet this is his most popular and most enduring. What is it about this book that has captured our imaginations for so long? Are there aspects of it that seem dated?
11. If you read the book earlier in life – say in high school or college – compare the experience of reading it again later on. Does it hold up to a second reading?
12. Talk about Huxley’s use of narrator. Does the fact that Huxley’s vision was impaired for part of his life have any bearing on the way he narrates the story and sets the scenes?
13. Could anything like Brave New World really happen? Has it happened in some form that we don’t fully recognize?
14. Where does Huxley get the title of his book? Clearly explain the significance of the classical allusion.
15. In BNW, Huxley starkly contrasts freedom and high culture with happiness. Is his description of the tensions between these two values accurate, or is it a caricature? Explain.
16. Is Huxley’s satire on Utilitarianism insightful, or is it really aimed at a straw man?

admin answers:

I have not read Brave New World, but there are a number of online study guides, and quite a few other resources on the web that can help you with this question. Most of them have quite a bit of good information. Additionally, many questions have been asked about it here on Yahoo Answers so do a search for it in the Y!A search window and you will get more help. Have a look at these sites, and you should get some help with your work.

Http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/bravenew/

http://www.gradesaver.com/classicnotes/titles/bravenewworld/

http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/LitNote/Brave-New-World.id-45.html

http://www.online-literature.com/aldous_huxley/brave_new_world/

Mandy asks…

Handicap sister entering High School?

Ok so this has been something that has been bothering me for a while now so I’m hoping to ease this by getting some answers?
I have a disabled little sister who is going to be 14 this summer. they categorize her as autistic but its not like she was destined to be that way the only reason she is this way is because my mom is a drug addict and she used heroin while pregnant which resulted in her being this way.
She’s deaf and basically learning impaired. she cant learn sign language because of the way she learns i guess you can consider her a baby in the head. she learns her own way.
She has to be hand fed, she still uses a diaper, she has seizures, she doesn’t really communicate since she cant talk or use sign language.

My point is she is going to be entering high school this fall which is my old high school. but i feel like there should be someplace else she should be going. she wouldn’t benefit from the learning since she doesn’t learn that way. She just likes to play all day lol I’m not comfortable with her going there because I know how the “normal” kids view the special ed kids they tease them and laugh about them in their groups.I’ve seen it while i attended there. I don’t want her going there being teased and laughed and she would just think there playing with her.
My question is are there alternatives for someone like her instead of being forced to go to public high school? We live in San Diego county. If anyone could give me some insight as to what they would be doing with her in school there and how they handle things. I’d really really appreciate it.
Sorry I probably should have added that she is in special ed classes its not like shes in normal classes and my grandmother is our primary caretaker not our mother. It’s the idea of being in that environment is whats bothering me they take the special ed students out for lunch with the rest of the kids and i know how they look and view them. I don’t know, I guess I was hoping there was a different place she could be where they focus on kids with special needs.

admin answers:

Are you over 18 now and graduated from HS?

Does your grandmother understand the special education process or does she just do what the school tells her to do?

There might be alternatives, in my state there are many private school placements.

Many people think going to the local school is best, and a lot of the time it is, but if they don’t have the resources and the environment to provide an appropriate education..it isn’t..

Have they ever tried using PECS (pictures to communicate)?

Are they planning on keeping her in school until age 21? There is no reason why she can’t stay in a middle school 1 more year.

The high school should have a program she can learn from and a class for students with similar needs. If she is the only one in the class with similar needs, it is not an appropriate education unless she has her own aid or teacher most of the day who actually works on ….her educational objectives…the class needs to be life skills, not academic based, although some academics should be included.

STUDENTS WHO WEAR DIAPERS CAN ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOL!. STUDENTS WITH THIS LEVEL OF DISABILITY CAN ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOL, if the school has the resources (technically, the school is supposed to bring in the resources, but that is not usually logistically possible).

When a school only has a small class for this type of need, it is logistically difficult to provide an appropriate education…..if there were a few classes it is a better environment…having a whole school centered around their needs can be a very good thing as there are more opportunities for outside the classroom experiences throughout the school that meet their specific needs..

Yes they should be included with non disabled peers at time, but this can still be accomplished in a special needs school with things such as a partnership with a local high school where they meet at least once a week..this can be done during a high school class period at the high school..

There have been some schools that shared a building–a special needs school in one wing, with the ability to interact with the typical school, even send the kids to some typical classes.

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