Remedial English Test Series 40

  Remedial English Test Series 40

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

  
01 “Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keep  changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases
02 you. You turn again, but the storm adjust. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just
03 before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn’t something that blew in from far away, something that has nothings  to do with
04 you. This storm is you. Something insides  of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your
05 eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand don’t get in, and walk through it, step by step. There’s no sun there, no
06 moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverize  bones. That’s the kind of
07 sandstorm you need to imagine. And you really will have to make it through that violence, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No
08 matter how metaphysical or symbol  it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor
09 blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed to. Hot, red blood. You’ll catch that blood in your hands, your own
10 blood and the blood of others. And once the storm is over you wont remember how you made it through, how you
11 managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one things is certain. When you
12 come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walk in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”(from Kafka On The Shore)
13 “The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashame  of, because words diminish them
14 — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when theyre brought
15 out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to where  your secret heart is buried, like
16 landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dear  only to
17 have people look at you in a funny way, not understand what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important
18 that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked with not for want of
18 a teller but for want of an understand ear.”  (From  Stephen King’s, “Different Seasons”)

 KEY TO Remedial English Test Series 40   Note the correct answers below

  
01 “Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases
02 you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just
03 before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn’t something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with
04 you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your
05 eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn’t get in, and walk through it, step by step. There’s no sun there, no
06 moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That’s the kind of
07 sandstorm you need to imagine. And you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No
08 matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor
09 blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood. You’ll catch that blood in your hands, your own
10 blood and the blood of others. And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you
11 managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you
12 come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”(from Kafka On The Shore)
13 “The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them
14 — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought
15 out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like
16 landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to
17 have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important
18 that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of
18 a teller but for want of an understanding ear.”  (From  Stephen King’s, “Different Seasons”)