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Sentence rearrangement exercise 5 

Sentence rearrangement exercise 5

Directions: In question the given questions the first and the last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 to 6.The rest of the passage is split into 4 parts P,Q,R and S.These four parts are not given in the proper order.Read the sentence and find out  which of the four combinations is correct.Then find the correct answer and show it by blackening the appropriate oval in the answer sheet.

Q1 1 Many people catch a cold in the springtime and/ or fall.
P The answer is easy.
Q There are literally hundreds of kinds cold viruses out there.
R You never know which one you will get.
S It makes us wonder… if scientists can send a man to the moon, why can’t they find a cure for the common cold.
6 So there isn’t a cure for each one.

Sentence rearrangement exercise 5

Sentence rearrangement exercise 5

A SPQR
B PSQR
C SQRP
D QRSP

Q2 1 When a virus attacks your body, your body works hard to get rid of it.
P You feel terrible because you can’t breathe well, but your body is actually “eating” the virus.
Q Blood rushes to your nose and brings congestion with it.
R You also have a runny nose to stop the virus from getting to your cells.
S Your temperature rises and you get a fever, but the heat of your body is killing the virus.
6 You may feel miserable, but actually your wonderful body is doing everything it can to kill the cold.

A QPRS
B QPSR
C SRQP
D SQRP

Q3 1 Different people have different remedies for colds.
P Some people take hot baths and drink warm liquids.
Q Other people take medicines to stop the fever, congestion, and runny nose.
R In the United States and some other countries, for example, people might eat chicken soup to feel better.
S There is one interesting thing to note- some scientists say taking medicines when you have a cold is actually bad for you.
6 The virus stays in you longer because your body doesn’t have a way to fight it and kill it.

A PRQS
B RPQS
C QPRS
D QRPS

Q4 1 A man named Jacob Davis bought large amounts of the denim fabric from Levi Strauss.
P The customer loved the new pants so much that he told all his friends,
Q One of his customers was continually tearing the pockets off his pants.
R So Jacob Davis decided to put rivets on certain parts of the pants to make them stronger.
S He was a tailor who made pants for hard-working men.
6 And soon Jacob Davis was busy making lots of pants with rivets.

A QSRP
B RSQP
C SQRP
D PRQS

Q5 1 It is important to remember something when u take a shower or bath in the United States.
P It must be cleaned up with a towel or mop.
Q If water gets on the floor it cannot go anywhere
R You should be careful to keep the water inside the bathtub or shower.
S Unlike bathrooms in many countries, there is no drain in the floor.
6 It can also cause problems for the floor. So be careful.

A RSQP
B SRQP
C RQSP
D PRQS

Q6 1 June 21st (or 22nd) is the summer solstice for the northern hemisphere.
P Many ancient cultures had ceremonies on solstice.
Q On that day it seems like the sun is standing still because there is more daylight than on any other day.
R Solstice in Latin means “sun standing still.”
S It is the first day of summer and a special day for many groups of people.
6 Nowadays many places around the world have parades or parties.

A QRSp
B RSQP
C PQRS
D RQSP

Q7 1 This means to pay attention to how you use English.
P For example, if you know that you have problems remembering to use a, an, and the,spend a few days trying to put them into sentences as you speak.
Q But don’t think about all of the problems you have in English at the same time.
R Think (a little) about how you are going to say something before it comes out of your mouth.
S Just choose something your know you are having difficulty with and work on using it correctly.
6 Don’t worry about anything else.

A SQRP
B RQSP
C SQRP
D RPSQ

Q8 1 Jacob Davis soon realized that using rivets was a great business idea, and he didn’t want anybody to steal that idea.
P Levi Strauss did agree, and the new riveted pant business was called Levi Strauss and Company.
Q He decided that he would need to get a patent.
R But being a poor tailor, he didn’t have enough money to pay for the patent.
S After thinking it over, he went to the businessman Levi Strauss and told him his idea.
6 Today Levi’s jeans are more popular than ever, and Levi’s name continues to live on.

A RSQP
B QSRP
C SPQR
D QRSP

Q9 1 Born in Taiwan, I came to the United States when I was five.
P I braved the uncertainties of a complex, new environment.
Q Armed with only two words (“hello” and “popcorn”),
R At the same time, I have neither forgotten my native culture nor its language.
S Twelve years later, my vocabulary is considerably larger and I have adapted well to my surroundings.
6 However I still miss Taiwan.

A QPSR
B SPQR
C SRQP
D PRSQ

Q10 1 For many years, I have been interested in studying international relations.
P I have grown up under the shadow of inter-national affairs.
Q First, I have been exposed to international affairs throughout my life.
R My interest in pursuing this field stems from several factors which have affected me.
S With my father and two of my brothers in the Saudi Foreign Service,
6 Second, I am fascinated by history, economics, and diplomacy.

A RQSP
B SQRP
C RPSQ
D SQPR

Q11 In the past four years of my life, no activity has affected me more than wrestling.
P This discipline has spread to other parts of my personality, including my moral character, work ethic, and perserverence.
Q Another quality wrestling has given me is leadership.
R Four years of varsity wrestling and the honor of being a team captain has instilled many qualities in me.
S First, through years of hard work and continuous dieting, wrestling has given me discipline.
6 As a team captain, I have learned to lead by example, both on and off the mat.

A SRPQ
B RSPQ
C PQSR
D SPQR

Q12 1 At St. Albans, especially in our later years, we are given the freedom to choose from a vast array of classes.
P This course is A.P. Omnibus History, a combination of American and European history.
Q Using this freedom, I have selected classes which have personal significance to me.
R There are several reasons for my great interest in this class.
S However, from these classes, one holds an extraordinary amount of value to me.
6 I am fascinated by the cyclical nature of the past.

A SQRP
B QSPR
C QPSR
D SRQP

Q13 1 Throughout my life, I have tried to be a well-balanced person.
P I was expected to be a math and science genius and nothing more.
Q Growing up in the South, I had a hard time fighting the stereotypical image of a Chinese person.
R As it turned out, I defied my detractors by excelling in English and history along with math and science.
S And over the years, I have continued to maintain my academic standards.
6 Nevertheless, I have also made sure that I am more than an academic person.

A PRQS
B RPQS
C QPRS
D SRQP

Q14 1 My ties with my native Chinese culture remain as strong as ever.
P I am as “American” as anyone my age.
Q Nevertheless, twelve years in America has made its impressions upon me as well.
R I visit my relatives in Taiwan regularly almost every summer and have traveled throughout China.
S And to everyone’s continuing surprise, I have yet to forget how to speak Mandarin.
6 The songs I listen to, the sports I play, and the way I speak are all a reflection of that.

A SQPR
B QSPR
C RSQP
D PQSR

Q15 1 Like myself, Duke is much more than an academic institution.
P And, at the same time, it is also known for its innovation and progressiveness.
Q I feel that I will be given the opportunity to excel both academically and socially.
R It is a living institution.
S Duke is a university known for its rich history and strong academic program.
6 These are qualities which draw me to the college.

A QSPR
B SPRQ
C PSRQ
D RQSP

Answers

1 A 9 A
2 B 10 A
3 B 11 B
4 C 12 B
5 A 13 C
6 D 14 C
7 B 15 D
8 D

 

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