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Republic of the Philippines

Department of Education
Region I
Schools Division Office I Pangasinan
DOMALANDAN CENTER INTEGRATED SCHOOL
Lingayen

ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES


Diagnostic Test
S.Y. 2018-2019

Name: ______________________________Grade & Section: __________ Date: __________

I. Multiple Choice: Write the letter of the correct answer in the space provided.
_____ 1. Critical reading involves scrutinizing any information that you read or hear. Which among the
choices below best explains this definition of Critical Reading?
a. In critical reading, you will not believe right away the information that you read.
b. In critical reading, everything that you read is true and correct.
c. In critical reading, you question the validity of the statements by posing questions to the claims
that you have read.
d. In critical reading, you find the negative points in the text.

_____ 2. The following are requirements in critical thinking EXCEPT:


a. The ability to pose problematic questions.
b. The ability to analyze a problem in all its dimensions.
c. The ability to find, gather, and interpret data, facts, and other information relevant to the
problem.
d. The ability to think of limited possible solutions to the problem posed.

_____ 3. This is one way to interact with the writer by underlining, encircling, or highlighting words,
phrases, or sentences that contain important details, or writing marginal notes.
a. Annotate what you read. c. Summarize the text.
b. Outline the text. d. Evaluate the text.

_____ 4. This is a one way to fully engage in a dialogue with the text or with the writer of the text by
identifying the main points of the writer and list them down to easily identify the ideas the writer has
raised to support his/her stand.
a. Annotate what you read. c. Summarize the text.
b. Outline the text. d. Evaluate the text.

____ 5. This one way of getting the main points of the text you are reading and write its gist in your
own words.
a. Annotate what you read. c. Summarize the text.
b. Outline the text. d. Evaluate the text.

_____ 6. This is the most challenging part in critical reading where you question the author’s purpose
and intentions, as well as his/her assumptions in the claims.
a. Annotate what you read. c. Summarize the text.
b. Outline the text. d. Evaluate the text.

Text A
There was once an old farmer who owned a very stubborn donkey. One evening, the farmer
was trying to put his donkey into its shed. The farmer pushed the donkey, but the donkey wouldn’t
move. Then the farmer pulled the donkey, but the donkey still wouldn’t move ... as soon as the cat
scratched the dog, the dog began to bark. The barking dog frightened the donkey who jumped
immediately into its shed.

_____ 7. What is the purpose (goal) of the text?


a. Narrative b. Descriptive c. Instructional d. Expository
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_____8. What is the text about?
a. The text is about the activities of the stubborn donkey.
b. The text is about the old and patient farmer.
c. The text is about the brave dog.
d. The text is about an old farmer who owned a very stubborn donkey.

_____ 9. Who is the target reader of the text (audience)?


a. The community people.
b. The students.
c. The teacher.
d. All of the above.

_____ 10. What is the point of view used in the text?


a. Frist person b. second person c. third person d. omniscient

_____ 11. What is the tone used in the text?


a. Formal b. informal c. proper d. familiar

Text B
Remember the scepticism last year when the United States banned most aerosol sprays
containing chlorofluorocarbons? People found it hard to believe that squirting deodorant out of a can
was jeopardizing the stratospheric ozone layer, which protects the earth from excessive ultraviolet
radiation. It was like finding out that eating candy causes earthquakes.
But now almost all experts agree that ozone-eating aerosol gases do indeed rise slowly into the
stratosphere, where sunlight breaks them down and releases chlorine that does in fact erode the ozone
layer. Even worse, the ozone seems to be eroding much faster than originally believed. The threat has
not been eliminated, only postponed, by the American ban.
“The Ozone” (Maccoun 1983)

_____ 12. What is the purpose (goal) of the text?


a. Narrative b. Descriptive c. Instructional d. Argumentative

_____13. What is the text about?


a. The text is about the negative effects of using aerosol sprays containing chlorofluorocarbons on
the stratospheric ozone layer
b. The text is about the negative impact of sprays in the ozone layer.
c. The text is about the worse effects of aerosol sprays in the ozone layer.
d. The text is about the status of the United States’ ozone layer because of sprays.

_____ 14. Who is the target reader of the text (audience)?


a. The community people.
b. The students.
c. The teacher.
d. All of the above.

_____ 15. What is the point of view used in the text?


a. first person b. second person c. third person d. omniscient

_____ 16. What is the tone used in the text?


a. Formal b. informal c. proper d. familiar

Text C
The gardens of Lowfield Hall are overgrown now and weeds push their way up through the
gravel of the drive. One of the drawing-room windows, broken by a village boy, has been boarded up,
and wisteria, killed by summer drought, hangs above the front door like an old dried net ...
There are six bedrooms in Lowfield Hall, a drawing room, a dining room, a morning room,
three bathrooms, a kitchen, and what are known as usual offices. In this case, the usual offices were the
back kitchen and the gun room. On that April morning the house wasn’t exactly dirty, but it wasn’t
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clean either. There was a bluish film on all the thirty-three windows, and the film was decorated with
fingerprints ...
From Ruth Rendell, A Judgement in Stone

_____ 17. What is the purpose (goal) of the text?


a. Narrative b. Descriptive c. Instructional d. Argumentative

_____18. What is the text about?


a. The text is about the characteristics, e.g. descriptions of the 6 rooms in the gardens of Lowfield
Hall.
b. The text is about the six bedrooms in Lowfield Hall.
c. The text is about the dirty bedrooms of the Lowfield Hall.
d. The text is about the conditions of the windows in the Lowfield Hall.

_____ 19. Who is the target reader of the text (audience)?


a. The community people.
b. The students.
c. The teacher.
d. All of the above.

_____ 20. What is the point of view used in the text?


a. Frist person b. second person c. third person d. omniscient

_____ 21. What is the tone used in the text?


a. Formal b. informal c. proper d. familiar

Text D
Yoghurt with walnuts and fresh coriander
Akhrote ka raita
Another cooling, nourishing dish. It may be eaten by itself or served with Indian meals.
Serves 6
20 fl oz (570 ml) plain yoghurt
2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Put the yoghurt in a bowl. Beat lightly with a fork or whisk until smooth and creamy. Add all
the other ingredients. Stir to mix.

_____ 22. What is the purpose (goal) of the text?


a. Narrative b. Descriptive c. Instructional d. Argumentative

_____23. What is the text about?


a. The text is about the ingredients and the procedure of making yoghurt with walnuts and fresh
coriander.
b. The text is about the ingredients of the yoghurt with walnuts and fresh coriander.
c. The text is about the procedure in making yoghurt with walnuts and fresh coriander.
d. The text is about the measurements of the ingredients of yoghurt with walnuts and fresh
coriander.

_____ 24. Who is the target reader of the text (audience)?


a. The community people.
b. The students.
c. The teacher.
d. All of the above.

_____ 25. What is the point of view used in the text?


b. Frist person b. second person c. third person d. none of the above

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_____ 26. What is the tone used in the text?
b. Formal b. informal c. proper d. familiar

_____ 27. Which of the following statements about SUMMARIZING is false?


a. The Summary is what the passage is mostly about.
b. The Summary is what all or most of the sentences or paragraphs are about.
c. The Summary is usually found in more than just one sentence of the passage.
d. The Summary is one isolated thought in a passage.

_____ 28. Which of the following statements about SUMMARIZING is true?


a. The Summary is a thought that is true but is not in the passage.
b. The Summary is what the passage is mostly about.
c. The Summary is specific, detailed information contained in the passage.
d. The Summary is always found in the first sentence of the passage

Julie watched the ants as they carried small crumbs down the trail to the anthill. She thinks ants are
very hard working and industrious little creatures. They always seemed busy, and you never saw an ant
just laying around doing nothing. They were carrying food, building tunnels, or defending the anthill.
One thing you could say about ants is that they sure aren't lazy.

_____ 29. The Summary of this passage is:

a. Ants carry many things.


b. Some ants may bite you.
c. Ants are hard workers.
d. Some ants help take care of the queen.

Right now Jason was playing right field. He really wanted to play third base. Earlier this year, coach
had put him in left field and second base in a game, but never at third base. Once in practice, coach let
him play third base, but he kept missing ground balls. When he did stop one, he made a bad throw to
first base. Maybe if he kept practicing, Jason would be good enough to play third base. That was his
dream.

_____ 30. The Summary of this passage is:

a. Jason really wanted to play third base.


b. Jason was the best player on his team.
c. Jason had trouble catching ground balls.
d.. Jason was too lazy to practice.

Tomorrow is Jill's birthday. She is excited because she gets to pick where she will eat dinner. Will it be
at Jollibee? Or will it be fried chicken at Chowking, or a big cheeseburger at McDo. She just couldn't
decide. Then there was always the Pizza Shop with that great ham and cheese pizza. How would she
ever decide? Maybe she would just flip a coin.

_____ 31. The Summary of this passage is:

a. Jill has many restaurants to choose from for her birthday.


b. Jill loves food at Jollibee.
c. The Pizza Shop has the best pizza in town.
d. Jill will choose a place by flipping a coin.

_____ 32. This is the process of generating ideas from your classmates with the topic posed by the
teacher.
a. Brainstorming b. Freewriting c. Clustering d. pre-writing

_____ 33. In this process of writing, the catch is to put down into writing the ideas that you think of so
that later on you will be able to generate ideas and narrow them down into single topic for your paper.
a. Brainstorming b. Freewriting c. Clustering d. pre-writing
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_____ 34. This technique in the process of writing is the process of grouping together the topics which
are related or connected to each other.
a. Brainstorming b. Freewriting c. Clustering d. pre-writing

_____ 35. This is one of the ways to avoid plagiarism which si done by rendering the essential ideas in
a text using your own words.
a. Brainstorming b. Freewriting c. Clustering d. Paraphrasing

_____ 36. It is the claim or stand that you will develop in your paper or the controlling idea of your
essay.
a. Thesis statement b. body c. conclusion d. introduction

_____ 37. The following are characteristics of a good thesis statement, EXCEPT:
a. It contains an element of uncertainty, risk and challenge.
b. It should NOT merely announce something or state a fact.
c. It should NOT offer a debatable claim that you can prove or disapprove in your essay.
d. It should have tension by introducing ideas that challenge your reader’s views.

_____ 38. What is the best thesis statement about the topic: the roles that the men and women play in
our society.
a. “Women and men are born to perform specific roles”
b. “Although there seem to be specific roles assigned to women and men, those roles should never
dictate nor limit women and men to do other things that are beyond their assigned roles”
c. “Women and men are expected to perform the roles assigned to them by the society”
d. The roles in the society that the women and men play is limited”

_____ 39. It is an effective way of ensuring the logical flow of your ideas by using the complete with
roman numerals and indentions, or you may use lists, diagrams, or maps.
a. outlining b. summarizing c. clustering d. brainstorming

_____ 40. This part of an essay provides a background of your topic, poses a question regarding the
topic, explains how the question is problematic and significant, and gives the writer’s thesis statement.
a. introduction b. body c. conclusion d. guide questions

_____ 41. This part of an essay is where the bulk of the essay is found and where you develop an
answer or propose a solution to the thesis statement that you have given in the introduction.
a. introduction b. body c. conclusion d. guide questions

_____ 42. This part of an essay should bring together the points made in your paper and emphasize
your final point.
a. introduction b. body c. conclusion d. guide questions

_____ 43. This process in post-writing is ‘re-seeing the entire draft so that the writer can deal with the
large issues that must be resolved before he or she deals with the line-by-line, word-by-word issues
involved in editing.
a. editing b. revising c. finalizing d. rewriting

_____ 44. The following are differences of a diary entry to a reaction paper, EXCEPT:
a. Diary entries are personal in their significance, while the reaction paper’s significance is
societal.
b. The reaction paper is written for the enlightenment of one’s fellow human beings while a diary
entry is written for the enlightenment of the self.
c. Both have significance, however, only the reaction paper is considered significantly valuable
for the academe.
d. The reaction paper is less formal and the diary entry is more formal.

_____ 45. The following are modern iterations of the reaction paper, EXCEPT:
a. Movie review b. gadget review c. restaurant reviews d. book reviews
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_____ 46. The following are features of a reaction paper, EXCEPT:
a. It gives a chance to give negative feedbacks only to certain matters.
b. It helps us in our everyday decisions, e.g. what movies to watch, etc.
c. It tells us that we are not alone in experiencing the world.
d. It makes us informed and amused or entertained.

_____ 47. In writing reaction paper, it is acceptable to use a lot of jargons. This statement is _______.
a. absolutely true b. absolutely false c. partly true d. partly false

_____ 48. Pure opinion in reaction paper makes it less convincing because of the absence of its basis.
This statement is ___________.
a. absolutely true b. absolutely false c. partly true d. partly false

_____ 49. When writing reaction paper facts provide crucial support for your assertion. This statement
is ___________.
a. absolutely true b. absolutely false c. partly true d. partly false

_____ 50. The following are modern iterations of the reaction paper, EXCEPT:
a. Movie review b. gadget review c. restaurant reviews d. book reviews

Prepared by: Recommending Approval:

NORA T. CRUZ MARIA MAGDALENA S FLORES


Master Teacher II Head Teacher I

Approved by:

MA. THERESA S. AQUINO


Principal II