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NAME:.........................................................

November 23rd
CLASS XIA
SEMESTRIAL TERM PAPER
R1
PART 1 GRAMMAR

10x1p=10p

I.
Match the modals in these sentences to the functions a-i below:
1. I think Ill have to explain why I cant see him anymore.
2. If you want me to listen, you need to calm down.
3. She can talk to strangers very easily.
4. I really couldnt help him with his problem.
5. You may find that shes not bothered about not being invited.
6. You mustnt be so aggressive at work, it wont do you any favours.
7. She doesnt need to tell everyone her plans its up to her.
8. I ought to go and see my Grandma, but I havent got time.
9. You dont have to go to her birthday party if you dont want to.
10. My mobiles not in my bag it must be somewhere at home.
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b.
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d.
e.
f.
g.
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i.
j.
II.

ability
inability
necessity
lack of necessity
possibility
strong internal obligation
weak obligation/external duty
lack of obligation
prohibition
logical deduction
Fill in the gaps in this letter using one of the modal verbs in the box. You may need to use them
more than once.
CAN
10x2p=20p

MIGHT/MAY

CANT

SHOULD

MUST

Dear Alison,
I have just opened your letter. You said you sent one before but it (1).............have got lost in the post! The
garage also delivered your little present. You (2).....................not have spent so much money on me. Its
absolutely ridiculous. In fact, you (3)................not have bothered as I already have a Porsche! I
(4)...................possibly accept it and have asked them to return it to you. You (5)...................try to be
reasonable, Alison. You (6)...............possibly be as much in love with me as you claim to be. You dont know
me at all and I (7).................possibly have any idea what Im like. If you got to know me, you
(8)..............even find you didnt like me at all. I (9)..............be quite irritating sometimes, I promise you.
Im afraid I (10).............ask you not to write to me again.
Regards
Rodney
III. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word
given. Do not change the word given. You must use between three and six words, including the word given.
(*hint: use modals as well)
1. It would be a good idea to give the candidates a compulsory personality test.
take
It would be a good idea if the candidates .......................................................... a personality test.
2. I think it is better if you don't contact him for the moment.
I don't think. ........................................................................................... him for the moment.
3. Attending the seminar is optional for first-year students.
have
First-year students ............................................................... attend the seminar.
4. If you enjoyed his last novel, how about trying some of the earlier ones?

to

like

If you enjoyed his last novel, you. ...................................................................... try some of his earlier ones.
5. I don't think that parents should argue in front of their children.
avoid
I think that parents. ................................................................... . in front of their children.
5x3p=15p
PART 2 VOCABULARY

10x2p=20p

Underline the correct word in each of the sentences below:


1. She never talks about all her successes shes so
loyal/modest/charming.
2. Shell never change her mind no matter what you say shes so
stubborn/arrogant/shy.
3. I like him because he doesnt judge people hes very calm/affectionate/open-minded.
4. He gets angry quite easily hes quick-tempered/confrontational/undisciplined.
5. Hes determined to be successful hes so ambitious/rebellious/narrow-minded.
6. Hes studying or doing a job with a lot of effort hes practical/hard-working/competitive.
7. She always wants to know more new things shes perceptive/assertive/curious.
8. Hes confident and able to do things by himself in his own way hes selfish/independent/selfrighteous.
9. She always wants to do things as soon as possible; not willing to wait shes
energetic/impatient/stubborn.
10. Hes good at making decisions based on what is possible and will work hes selfconscious/sociable/practical.
PART 3 WRITING
5x5p=25p
Answer the questions below in full, complex sentences; justify your opinions by bringing
pertinent and varied arguments:
1. Describe your personality.

2. Do you think we are born with our personalities or do we develop them because of
what happens to us?

3. Do you consider yourself selfish? Why / (not)?

4. If you could change any aspect of your personality what would it be?

5. Comment briefly upon the following: Sorry seems to be the hardest word.

Describe your personality.


What kinds of people do you get along well with?
What kinds of personality traits do you hate?
How important is personality when you are choosing a spouse?
Do all of your friends have similar personalities?
What kind of personality traits are best for running a business?
What kind of personality should a doctor have?
Is your personality more similar to your mother or father?
Do you think we are born with our personalities or do we develop them because of what happens to us?
What personality trait would you like to develop?
Which of your personality traits would you like to lose?