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Touchstone 3 Touchstone 3 Mid-Term Revision Mid-Term Revision Writing Writing  A)

 A) Form compForm compound/coound/complex senmplex sentences.tences.

1-1- Tom’s boots were muddy. He wore them anyway.Tom’s boots were muddy. He wore them anyway. 2-

2- It was It was sunny. The forest sunny. The forest was very was very dark. Allison stumbled and fell.dark. Allison stumbled and fell. 3-

3- People needed wPeople needed wood for their ood for their houses. Much houses. Much of the forest of the forest was damaged.was damaged. 4-

4- II stumbled over a tree root. I didn’t lose my balance.stumbled over a tree root. I didn’t lose my balance.

5-5- Don’t lose sight of the group. You may get lost.Don’t lose sight of the group. You may get lost.

6-6- He left for Brazil on Tuesday. He didn’t arrive until Thursday.He left for Brazil on Tuesday. He didn’t arrive until Thursday. 7-

7- She loved She loved to hike. to hike. She loved She loved to camp.to camp. 8-

8- We must We must protect the rain protect the rain forests. They wforests. They will disappear.ill disappear. 9-

9- Larry loved Larry loved the rain. the rain. Dana Dana did not.did not.

B)

B) Add an Add an adjective to describe each adjective to describe each underline noun.underline noun. 1-

1- In summer, wIn summer, we enjoy e enjoy --- watermelon and --- watermelon and --- lemonade.--- lemonade. 2-

2- His His uncle writes uncle writes --- stories --- stories for children.for children.

3-3-  Aysha’s dad built an Aysha’s dad built an --- house in Riyadh.--- house in Riyadh. 4-

4- On his first day On his first day at school, he sat in at school, he sat in the --- seat near his the --- seat near his brother.brother.

5-5- He couldn’t work in theHe couldn’t work in the --- weather.--- weather. 6-

6- In the In the first grade, Jack acted first grade, Jack acted like a --- like a --- boy.boy. 7-

7- The boy The boy wore an wore an old, --- coat.old, --- coat. 8-

8- The --- The --- sun ripened sun ripened the --- the --- grapes.grapes. 9-

9- The --- The --- men yelled men yelled at the at the --- marchers.--- marchers. 10-

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Grammar

Choose the best word/phrase that completes the sentence.

1- I --- explored the quiet streets of our new neighbourhood. a. happy b. outside c. gladly

2- The plane --- gained speed.

a. steeply b. rapidly c. fast 3- The --- part of the climb was at the end.

a. more difficult b. difficultiest c. most difficult 4- The little child ate all the food on the table! He --- hungry.

a. could be b. might be c. must be 5- I can’t find the camp --- I have a map.

a. even though b. when c. but 6- I chased the dog --- caused all that trouble.

a. who b. that c. where

7- I wonder why Rana is late. She --- lost as she knows the place very well. a. might be b. must be c. can’t be

8- Tim couldn’t go to school --- he broke his leg. a. although b. but c. because 9- The neighbor --- lives down the street is an inventor.

a. which b. where c. who 10- It was already 10 P.M. --- he decided to go out.

a. that b. when c. where

Vocabulary

A) Circle the best word to complete the sentence/question.

1- Are you more --- to your mother or your father? a. copy b. similar c. different

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2- Dumping garbage in the ocean is a serious problem as it --- all kinds of marine life.

a. affects b. supports c. protects

3- Jack travels on the train every weekend to reach his ---; Boston. a. desire b. destination c. country

4- We went camping in the desert last week. ---, it was very windy that we decided to go back home after two hours.

a. Fortunately b. Unfortunately c. Fortunate 5- If you are not watching that DVD, put it ---.

a. out b. away c. on

6- I can’t hear the news on the radio. Could you turn it ---?

a. on b. down c. up

7- Nadeen is impossible to work with; she is so ---. a. disorganized b. fascinating c. exciting

8- Layla would be hopeless looking after children because she is far too ---. a. patient b. impatient c. patience

9- When I was discussing the problem with my sister, the neighbour’ s daughter --- our  conversation.

a. interpreted b. introduced c. interrupted 10-I’m planning to take a language course to --- my Spanish.

a. import b. improve c. implement 11- Josh is planning to enter a local drawing --- very soon.

a. context b. content c. contest 12-Next summer, I’m going ---- in the Alps.

a. snorkeling b. hiking c. scuba diving

13- The northern parts of the Kingdom faced a destructive --- yesterday. Some houses were destroyed because of strong dangerous wind.

a. Earthquake b. floods c. tornado

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1- The Pyramids are examples of ancient civilization.

a. modern b. old c. important

2- Her driver was found guilty of reckless driving.

a. irresponsible b. keen c. neat 3- What a fascinating place!

a. boring b. exciting c. terrible 4- Have you seen any of your old friends recently?

a. suddenly b. lately c. recklessly 5- Tom feels anxious whenever he visits the dentist.

a. disappointed b. amused c. worried 6- Josh is a very talented football player.

a. skillful b. famous c. anxious 7- The earthquake damaged most parts of the area.

a. benefitted b. destroyed c. delayed

8- The meeting was delayed because the head-manager was busy. a. canceled b. postponed c. created

9- The firemen saved the old lady who got stuck in the fire. a. resembled b. rescued c. remembered

10- The fishermen were disappointed because of the bad weather conditions. a. frustrated b. interested c. pleased

11- Jack admires Tom’s handwriting.

a. hates b. likes c. dislikes 12- The little boy was delighted to receive his new toy.

a. pleased b. disappointed c. impatient

 Answer Key:

 A) Form compound/complex sentences.

1- Tom’s boots were muddy, but he wore them anyway.

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3- Because people needed wood for their houses, much of the forest was damaged. 4- I stumbled over a tree root, but I didn’t lose my balance.

5- Don’t lose sight of the group, or you may get lost.

6- Although he left for Brazil on Tuesday, he didn’t arrive until Thursday. 7- She loved to hike, and she loved to camp.

8- We must protect the rain forests, or they will disappear. 9- Larry loved the rain, but Dana did not.

Grammar 

Choose the best word/phrase that completes the sentence.

1- I --- explored the quiet streets of our new neighbourhood. a. happy b. outside c. gladly

2-The --- part of the climb was at the end.

a. more difficult b. difficultiest c. most difficult

11- The little child is eating all the food on the table! He --- hungry. b. could be b. might be c. must be

12-I can’t find the camp --- I have a map.

b. even though b. when c. but 13- I chased the dog --- caused all that trouble.

b. who b. that c. where

14- Dumping garbage in the ocean is a serious problem as it --- all kinds of marine life.

b. affects b. supports c. protects

15- Jack travels on the train every weekend to reach his ---; Boston. b. desire b. destination c. country

16- We went camping in the desert last week. ---, it was very windy that we decided to go back home after two hours.

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17-I can’t hear the news on the radio. Could you turn it ---?

b. on b. down c. up

18- Nadeen is impossible to work with; she is so ---. b. disorganized b. fascinating c. exciting

Vocabulary

C) Circle the best word to complete the sentence/question.

14- Are you more --- to your mother or your father? b. copy b. similar c. different

15- Dumping garbage in the ocean is a serious problem as it --- all kinds of marine life.

c. affects b. supports c. protects

16- Jack travels on the train every weekend to reach his ---; Boston. c. desire b. destination c. country

17- We went camping in the desert last week. ---, it was very windy that we decided to go back home after two hours.

c. Fortunately b. Unfortunately c. Fortunate 18- If you are not watching that DVD, put it ---.

b. out b. away c. on

19-I can’t hear the news on the radio. Could you turn it ---?

c. on b. down c. up

20- Nadeen is impossible to work with; she is so ---. c. disorganized b. fascinating c. exciting

21- Layla would be hopeless looking after children because she is far too ---. b. patient b. impatient c. patience

22- When I was discussing th e problem with my sister, the neighbour’s daughter  --- our  conversation.

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b. interpreted b. introduced c. interrupted 23-I’m planning to take a language course to --- my Spanish.

b. import b. improve c. implement 24- Josh is planning to enter a local drawing --- very soon.

b. context b. content c. contest 25-Next summer, I’m going ---- in the Alps.

b. snorkeling b. hiking c. scuba diving

26- The northern parts of the Kingdom faced a destructive --- yesterday. Some houses were destroyed because of strong dangerous wind.

b. Earthquake b. floods c. tornado

D) Choose the best synonym of the underlined words.

13- The Pyramids are examples of ancient civilization.

b. modern b. old c. important

14- Her driver was found guilty of reckless driving.

b. irresponsible b. keen c. neat 15- What a fascinating place!

b. boring b. exciting c. terrible 16- Have you seen any of your old friends recently?

b. suddenly b. lately c. recklessly 17- Tom feels anxious whenever he visits the dentist.

b. disappointed b. amused c. worried 18- Josh is a very talented football player.

b. skillful b. famous c. anxious 19- The earthquake damaged most parts of the area.

b. benefitted b. destroyed c. delayed

20- The meeting was delayed because the head-manager was busy. b. canceled b. postponed c. created

21- The firemen saved the old lady who got stuck in the fire. b. resembled b. rescued c. remembered

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22- The fishermen were disappointed because of the bad weather conditions. b. frustrated b. interested c. pleased

23- Jack admires Tom’s handwriting.

b. hates b. likes c. dislikes 24- The little boy was delighted to receive his new toy.

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