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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Paragraph Development

Directions: Each sentence below, when put in the correct order would make a well-organized paragraph. Decide what should be the correct order of the sentences, and then answer the questions that follow.
A. The first procedure is that the bill passes through three readings on separated days.
B. Otherwise, the bill will go back to the House from where it is originated, and it will be deliberated upon again.
C. If the President approves the bill, then it shall be deemed a law.
D. A bill, before becoming a law, undergoes several procedures.
E. On the third reading, the votes of the lawmakers shall be recorded and if the bill is approved, it goes to the President for approval or veto.
1. What should be the first sentence?
2. What should be the fourth sentence?
If the following sentence is added as sentence F:
It should be noted, however, that the President must communicate his veto within thirty days from receipt of the bill, otherwise, the bill is considered to have been approved by him.
3. What would the new order of the sentences be?
A. Learning to listen is one way of keeping friends
B. Although listening can really be very tiring on the listener, it may, on the other hand, be comforting to the speaker.
C. So learn how to listen, and gain more friends.
D. We also show that we care about what goes on in their lives.
E. By listening, we show our friends that they are important to us.
4. What should be the third sentence?
5. What should be the fourth sentence?
A. Hence, it can be said that the President really has a lot of duties and responsibilities.
B. He has control over department secretaries and can overrule their decisions.
C. Furthermore, the President exercises veto power over bills passed by the Congress.
D. Lastly, he is the Chief Executive, executing laws and rules of the country.
E. The President in a presidential system is the Head of State and the Head of Government.
6. What should be the second sentence?
7. What should be the last sentence?
A. Not only that, paying taxes also means the government will no longer need to acquire loans to fill the budget deficit.
B. Every citizen should lend a hand in pursuing economic progress.
C. One way to do it is to pay one’s taxes correctly.
D. Paying correct taxes results in increased revenues that the government uses for infrastructure and other projects.
E. So be a good citizen and pay your taxes correctly.
8. What should be second sentence?
9. What should be the fourth sentence?
10. What is the appropriate title for the above paragraph?
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Correct Usage

1. Czarmaine ________ remarkable poems even at her young age.
2. Being too ________ will undoubtedly make other men hate you.
3. Due to bad weather, the airline company decided ________ postpone the flight.
4. Drunk driving was the reason for ________ accident.
5. May I________ your Titanic compact disc?
6. ________ the three girls, the eldest is the most diligent.
7. Exposure to air pollution will ________ your asthma.
8. His ________ to Mount Apo was carefully documented.
9. The children ________ the ill effects of war.
10. The teachers distributed different ________ outlines for the students to follow.
11. Carl juggles oranges, ________ you?
12. The refugees decided to ________ their homes because of the war.
13. My sister ________ to Zamboanga seven years ago.
14. We used ________ sauce for the spaghetti last Sunday.
15. If we work together, we could finish this ________ in a short time.
16. When the Apartheid Policy was still in effect, the Blacks were ________ by the Whites.
17. When we ________ the flag, we should all stand up.
18. The DPWH crew worked ________ the night to repair the damaged bridge.
19. ________ the leader of your group?
20. The village elder told many interesting ________.
21. Marty ________ Evelyn ________ to dinner.
22. The celebrant ________ the candles after we sang.
23. The secretary ________ due to stress.
24. The EDSA People’s Revolution ________ the Marcos regime.
25. The unexpected ________ of vehicles along the Marcos Highway cause heavy traffic.
26. After cleaning the entire house, I felt ________.
27. The drug pushers tried to ________ the arresting cops.
28. The cabinet meeting was ________ on account of the President’s ill health.
29. The tele-novela viewers cried helplessly when they got ________ by the tragedy that befell the main character.
30. We should ________ on expenditures and spend only on our needs.
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