Remedial English Test Series 33

Remedial English Test Series 33

 Identify  the ONE mistake in each line and make corrections    (1 mark for each correct answer. Total score   ___ )

01 An 18-year-old student was struggle to pay his fees. He was an orphan, and not knowing where to turn for
02 money, he came up with a bright idea. A friend and he decide  to host a musical concert on campus to raise
03 money for their education. They reach  out to the great pianist Ignacy J. Paderewski. His manager demanded
04 a guaranteed fee of $2000 for the piano recite. A deal was struck and the boys began to work to make the concert
05 a success. The big day arrived. Paderewski performed at Stanford. But unfortunate, they had not managed to
06 sell enough tickets. The total collection was only $1600. Disappoint, they went to Paderewski  and  explained
07 their plight. They gave him the entire $1600, plus a cheque for the balance $400. They promise  to  honour
08 the cheque at the soonest possible. “No,” said Paderewski. “This is not accept.” He tore up the
09 cheque, returned the $1600 and told the two boys: “Here’s the $1600. Please deduct what expenses you
10 have incurred. Keep the money you need for your fees. And just give me whatever is left”. The boys are
11 surprised, and thanked him profuse. It was a small act of kindness. But it clearly marked out Paderewski as a
12 great human being.  Why should he helps two people he did not even know? We all come across situations like
13 these in our lives. And most of us only think “If I help them, what would happened  to me?” The truly great people
14 think, “If I don’t help them, what will happen to them?” They don’t do it expect  something in return. They do
15 it because they feel its the right thing to do. Paderewski later went on to become the Prime Minister of Poland.
16 He was a great leader, but unfortunate  when the World War began, Poland was ravaged. There were more than  1.5
17 million people starving in his country, and no moneys  to feed them. Paderewski did not know where to turn  for help. He
18   reach  out to the US Food and Relief Administration for help. The head there was a man called  Herbert Hoover —   
19 who later went on to become the US President. Hoover agree to help and quickly shipped  tons of foodgrains to feed
20  the starving Polish people. A calamity was avert. Paderewski was relieved. He  decided to go across to meet Hoover
21  and personally thank him. When Paderewski begin to thank Hoover for  his noble gesture, Hoover quickly
22 interjected and said, “You shouldnt  be thanking me Mr Prime Minister. You may not remember this,
23   but several year   ago,  you  helped two young students go through college in the US
24   I was one of them.”  The world is a wonder  place. What  goes around comes around!

 

 

KEY TO Remedial English Test Series 33   Note the correct answers below

01 An 18-year-old student was struggling to pay his fees. He was an orphan, and not knowing where to turn for
02 money, he came up with a bright idea. A friend and he decided to host a musical concert on campus to raise
03 money for their education. They reached out to the great pianist Ignacy J. Paderewski. His manager demanded
04 a guaranteed fee of $2000 for the piano recital. A deal was struck and the boys began to work to make the concert
05 a success. The big day arrived. Paderewski performed at Stanford. But unfortunately, they had not managed to
06 sell enough tickets. The total collection was only $1600. Disappointed, they went to Paderewski  and  explained
07 their plight. They gave him the entire $1600, plus a cheque for the balance $400. They promised to  honour
08 the cheque at the soonest possible. “No,” said Paderewski. “This is not acceptable.” He tore up the
09 cheque, returned the $1600 and told the two boys: “Here’s the $1600. Please deduct whatever expenses you
10 have incurred. Keep the money you need for your fees. And just give me whatever is left”. The boys were
11 surprised, and thanked him profusely. It was a small act of kindness. But it clearly marked out Paderewski as a
12 great human being.  Why should he help two people he did not even know? We all come across situations like
13 these in our lives. And most of  us only think “If I help them, what would happen to me?” The truly great people
14 think, “If I don’t help them, what will happen to them?” They don’t do it expecting something in return. They do
15 it because they feel it’s the right thing to do. Paderewski later went on to become the Prime Minister of Poland.
16 He was a great leader, but unfortunately when the World War began, Poland was ravaged. There were more than  1.5
17 million people starving in his country, and no money to feed them. Paderewski did not know where to turn  for help. He
18   reached out to the US Food and Relief Administration for help. The head there was a man called  Herbert Hoover —
19 who later went on to become the US President. Hoover agreed to help and quickly shipped  tons of foodgrains to feed
20  the starving Polish people. A calamity was averted. Paderewski was relieved. He  decided to go across to meet Hoover
21  and personally thank him. When Paderewski began to thank Hoover for  his noble gesture, Hoover quickly
22 interjected and said, “You shouldn’t be thanking me Mr Prime Minister. You may not remember this,
23   but several years     ago, you  helped two young students go through college in the US
24   I was one of them. ”The world is a wonderful place. What  goes around comes around!