Вы находитесь на странице: 1из 3

SMK Hutchings

English Topical Test


February 2013
Name: .............................................

Class: 4 ............

Part 1: Answer the questions below based on the poem In the midst of hardship.
1.
Soak means to put something into the water for a very long
In the midst of hardship
time. So, when they returned home, are their clothes
a) WET or
Stanza 1:
b) DRY ?
At dawn they returned home
their soaky clothes torn
and approached the stove
their limbs marked by scratches
their legs full of wounds
but on their brows
there was not a sign of despair
Stanza 2:

The whole day and night just passed


they had to brave the horrendous flood
in the water all the time
between bloated carcasses
and tiny chips of tree barks
desperately looking for their sons
albino buffalo that was never found
Stanza 3:

They were born admidst hardship


and grew up without a sigh or a complaint
now they are in the kitchen, making
jokes while rolling their cigarette leaves

2.
Why were the clothes soaky when the family reached home?
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
3.
Why did they approach the stove?
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
4.
Which word in Stanza 2 shows that the flood was horrible?
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
5.
In your opinion, what would you do if there is a flood?
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________

Part 2: There are TEN MISTAKES () in the text below. Please correct them.

Kevin's Car
(likes)

(is)

1 Kevin like cars. He reads about cars in magazines and he watch shows about cars on TV. His head are full of cars!
2 He tell his parents, "Please, please, please, could you buy me a car?"
3 "No," says Kevin's mom, "You is too young to drive a car. This is dangerous."
4 "No," says Kevin's dad, "A car is very expensive. We can't buy you a car now."
5 Kevin is very sad. He want a car. He want a fast red sports car!
6 He decides () to build () one! He buy books and reads about the subject. He hangs around ()at the garage and
watches the mechanics fix the cars. It is very interesting for him and he has a lot of fun.
7 Finally, he start building his own car! He tells his parents about it. His father doesnt believe him. He say it's too difficult.
His mother says she are worried. She doesn't want him to do anything dangerous.
8 After two months, Kevin invites his parents to see his creation. His parents are surprised! It is beautiful! It is red! It is
shiny! It is a big toy sports car! Kevin can sit inside it and drive!
9 Kevin's parents is very happy and proud. Kevin's dad says: "I was sure you can do it!"
10 Kevin's mom says: "I was sure it was not dangerous!"
11 Kevin smile and drive away.

Part 3: Please answer the questions below in COMPLETE SENTENCES, based on Kevins Car.
1. What does Kevin want?
.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
2. Why do Kevins mom and dad say no when Kevin wants a car?
......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
3. What does Kevin do when he decides to build a car?
......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
4. Do you think Kevin is a boy who does not give up?
......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
5. In your opinion, what will you do if your parents say no when you want a car?
......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Part 4: Please describe the picture using present continuous tense.
1.
Two students are playing Tic-tactoe on the board.

2. .........................................................................
.........................................................................
3. .........................................................................
.........................................................................
4. .........................................................................

.........................................................................
5. .........................................................................
.........................................................................
6. .........................................................................
.........................................................................