Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Exam Update:Final Exam: Explanation of Answers

Dear Guys and Gals, please find below an explanation of the answers in the exam. If you have any more questions please feel free to direct them to Ayana, Mubib and Hashim .

[just joking, direct them to me and I will try and answer them]

Final Exam Answers: Explanations

Monday, 6 June 2011

Exam Update:Final Exam: Questions & Answers

Dear Guys and Gals, Hope you are well and recovered from your exam today. Please find below a link to the exam paper today. I have marked the correct answers in yellow.

Please note that I have decided to accept both the answers for question 33 ['Ive got a bad cough'. 'You _______ smoke']. The answer is "shouldn't", but I can understand why some of you might think "mustn't" mght be the answer. All other answers are non-negotiable [including Question 2: sorry Sami...]

Please note that Ayana and I can not give the results for the final exams until the examination board of the College allows us to so please don't ask. We will post them as soon as we can.

[sorry, the two earlier version posted had a mistake. Question 10 the answer is 'C' and I will accept answers 'B' and 'D' for question 1 (even though 'B' is the answer for question 4)]

Final Exam: Questions and Answers

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Exam Update:The Final Post: Modal Verbs

Guys and Gals, this is my final post tonight. I am about to turn off my computer and go to bed [please no more phone calls!!]. In response to the last panicky phone call, the only Modal verbs you will need to know for the exam are:

must, mustn't, has to, have to, don't have to, shouldn’t, should

For now, goodnight and good luck tomorrow.

Message From Simon:Lasange & Pappadams

Dear Guys and Gals, I am having lots of questions about Lasagne and Poppadoms [there are different spellings for the latter]. Both are types of food.

Lasagna (plural: Lasagne) is a very wide, flat pasta (sometimes with wavy edges ). It is typically served in alternating layers with cheese, a sauce, and often other ingredients such as ground beef, sausage, or spinach. Typical of the cuisine of Italy.

Papadum, also known as papad in Norther India , is a thin, crisp Indian preparation sometimes described as a cracker or flat bread. It is typically served as an accompaniment to a meal in India.

This might give you a hint about what the reading in the exam will be about....

Exam Update:Answers to the Sample Questions

Here are the answers to the sample questions I posted earlier this week:

A: Match the questions and answers.
1.Teacher, sorry I’m late. I got stuck in the traffic.
a. Me? Run? You must be joking.
b. It cost a fortune..
c. Mind your own business.
d. Never mind. You’re here now.

B: Put the words in the correct words in the correct order.

2. your forget textbook ? how you did
a. ? textbook your forget you did how
b. How did you forget your textbook?
c. Forget your textbook how did you?
d. Did you forget your textbook how?

C. Match the job names with what the people do.
3. A waiter
a. serves food
b. flies airplanes
c. kills badguys.
d. heals the sick

D: Complete the sentences with the correct adjectives.
4. She’s not careless In fact she's very ___ driver .
a. good
b. reckless
c. fat
d. funny

E: Complete the sentences with a positive or negative auxiliary verb.
5.How long_______ you got left in the country?
a. are
b. does
c. do
d. have

F: Present Simple or Continuous: Choose the correct answer.
6. _______ what I mean.
a. You’re knowing
b. You know

G: Choose the correct modal verb.
7. Did you _______ wake up so late today?
a. must
b. have to

H: Read the text. Are the statements true (T) or false (F).
8. The sun revolves around the earth.
a. True
b. False

Online Resources:Final Exam: Part 3

Find below links to exercises related to the final two sets of questions in the final exam:

Modal verbs:

englishpage.com learn-english-today.com

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Online Resources:Final Exam: Part 2

Find below the second set of links to assist you in preparing for the final exam:

Complete the Sentences: Adjectives
web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc 1
web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc 2
Positive and Negative Auxiliary Verbs
ego4u.com 3
Simple Present or Continuous

Online Resources: Final Exam: Part 1

To prepare for the final exam check out the following online exercises.

Matching Exercises: Questions and Answers
Putting Words in the Correct Order englishgrammarsecrets.com

Word / Definition Match Exercises

Exam Update:Teacher, Teacher!! How will you do it?

Dear Gals and Guys, I have been having some expressions of confusion.:
- "Will there be an 'Adjective into Noun' question?" [no, there won't],
- "Will there be listening" [no there won't].
To make an easy exam even easier therefor find a link below to sample questions. These should answer all your questions.

For now, be good and happy and, don't worry!!!Link
Final Exam: Sample Questions

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Exam Update:Key Words

Guys, Gals [and Abdul Rahman], find below a list of what I think are the words you might possibly not know. I can't give you the adjectives and nouns need to know because they are part of the exam. Anyway, here are the words:
absorb, berry, complicate, decorate, design, disguise, fancy, Fatima, firm [noun], incorporate, ingredient, interior, invasion, lasange, law, poison, poppadoms, representative, sauce, variety

If you don't know the other words in the exam, its time to throw away your books and give up medicine.

Exam Update:The Answers

Gals and Guy, I've changed my mind about giving you the answers as well. The answers to the first 20 questions are:
1.A; 2.C; 3.D; 4.A; 5.D; 6.A; 7.B; 8.A; 9.A; 10.D; 11.C; 12.D; 13.X; 14.B; 15.A; 16.C; 17.A; 18.C; 19. D; 20.A

[just joking...]

Exam Update:Question Types

To help you focus your study and to stop you asking me every 5 minutes which book to look at, find below the types of questions that will be asked in the exam:

A: Match the questions and answers.
B: Put the words in the correct words in the correct order.

C. Match the job names with what the people do.
D: Complete the sentences with the correct adjectives.

E: Complete the sentences with a positive or negative auxiliary verb.

F: Present Simple or Continuous: Choose the correct answer.
G: Choose the correct modal verb.

H: Read the text. Are the statements true (T) or false (F).

Exam Update:Good News [Hopefully]

Dear Guys and Gals, I have [hopefully] some good news for your. I know that many of you would only be happy if I not only gave you the questions in the exam but the answers also, the best I can do is tell you that:

- there are now only 40 questions
- 25 will be M/C with a choice of 4 options
- 10 will be M/C with a choice of 2 options

- 5 will be T/F

There will be no listening or writing but there will be a Reading passage. You will have an hour and half to finish the exam.

Stay tuned [a phrasal verb] for more details.