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Sunday, 24 May 2009





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Match the adjective with its meaning

There are 20 adjectives in Column 'A'. Try to match each with its meaning given in Column "B' check your answers with the key.


Column A 		Column B 
1. arrogant 		A. rough, violent 
2. boisterous 		B. not moving 
3. contemptuous	 	C. not running or flowing 
4. distinguished	D. disgusting 
5. elaborate		E. bright, shining 
6. frantic 		F. successful, thriving 
7. gorgeous	 	G. causing strong dislike 
8. hospitable	 	H. self-important 
9. intelligent		I. stubborn 
10. laborious		J. not to be forgotten 
11. memorable 		K. worked out with great care 
12. obstinate 		L. quick at learning 
13. pompous 		M. giving a warm welcome 
14. ponderous 		N. richly coloured, splendid 
15. prosperous		O. wild with rage or pain 
16. radiant 		P. requiring much work 
17. repulsive			 Q. well-known 
18. stagnant 		R. very scornful 
19. stationary 		S. very noisy and disorderly 
20. tumultuous 		T. boastfully proud 




1.T, 2.S, 3.R, 4.Q, 5.P, 6.O,7.N, 8.M, 9.L, 10.K, 11.J, 12.I, 13.H, 14.G, 15.F, 16.E, 17.D, 18.C, 19B, 20.A.


What are sentences?

You would often hear the word sentence being mentioned when it comes to learning English. So, let's check out what a sentence is - It is a group of words expressing a complete idea.

e.g.:The little girl is very friendly. This is a sentence but,

'A friendly dog was' is not a complete sentence.

There are four types of sentences.

Anything we wish to say may be expressed in one of these types of sentences.

The four types are:
1. Declarative
2. Interrogative
3. Exclamatory
4. Imperative

* "Our son Dushantha is happy at boarding school." (This is declarative because it makes a statement. Declarative sentences end with a full stop).

* "Is your son happy at boarding school?"

(This an interrogative sentence because it asks a question. Such sentences end with a question mark.)

* "What an outstanding animal!"

(This is an exclamatory sentence because it shows strong emotion. This type of sentence ends with an exclamation mark.

* Sunil, come here at once!

(This is an imperative sentence. It commands or requests. Some imperative sentences end with a full stop. - e.g.: 'Close the window, Please.' Some are more forceful end with an exclamation mark. - e.g.: "Be silent!"


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