Remedial English Test Series 75

           Remedial English Test Series 75

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

01 Colombia’s government now know  only too well that there is many a slip between the cup and the lip. In
02 October, a referendum to ratify a painstaking  negotiated peace deal it had signed with the long-time
03 insurgent organisation, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), was narrowly defeat. A
04 more piecemeal, less ambitious and sequenced process since then has help  Bogota notch its first
05 significant victory in effecting the peace deal with the rebels. Now, Colombia’s Congress has unanimous
06 approve an amnesty law granting immunity to FARC fighters from prosecution for committing minor
07 crimes, clearing a major hurdle in effecting the revise  peace accord. Those accused of major crimes will
08 be tried by a special tribunal. The main difficult  in passing this measure was the intransigence of the
09 lead opposition, the right-wing Centro Democratico led by former President Alvaro Uribe, who had led a
10 vigorous campaigns  first against talks between the government and the rebels, later during the referendum
11 and also when a revise  accord was eventually signed and ratified by Congress on December 1. The party
12 abstained during voting both during the ratification and when the amnesty law was introduce. The law
13 help  overcome a key sticking point for those who voted “No” in the October referendum and who felt that
14 the government was being too lenience  with those among the FARC commanders accused of severe crimes.
15 The law will reassure the rebels, who are move to special demobilisation zones, marking a breakthrough
16 in the five-decades-long civil war that has taken more than 2,20,000 lives. Without doubt, the Nobel Peace
17 Prize give  to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos gave him the necessary ballast and international
18 support to carry out these step. But there are other laws to be passed, including those addressing FARC’s
19 demands for agrarian reform and compensation to victims of the civil war. There is still some distances to
20 go before FARC converts itself into a political party to participate in the contest  polity. Amendments to
21 the peace accord includes  requirements from FARC to share details about any involvement in drug
22 production and declaration of assets. But there is a clear commitment toward  peace shown by both the
23 government and FARC, especially after the initial accord was sign. If things go as per the government’s
24 plan, the rebels should become civilians by May 2017, culminate  in the end of a process that began with
25 negotiations four year  ago (The Hindu 30 Dec 2016).

             KEY TO Remedial English Test Series 75   Note the correct answers below

 01    Colombia’s government now knows only too well that there is many a slip between the cup and the lip. In
02 October, a referendum to ratify a painstakingly negotiated peace deal it had signed with the long-time
03 insurgent organisation, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), was narrowly defeated. A
04 more piecemeal, less ambitious and sequenced process since then has helped Bogota notch its first
05 significant victory in effecting the peace deal with the rebels. Now, Colombia’s Congress has unanimously
06 approved an amnesty law granting immunity to FARC fighters from prosecution for committing minor
07 crimes, clearing a major hurdle in effecting the revised peace accord. Those accused of major crimes will
08 be tried by a special tribunal. The main difficulty in passing this measure was the intransigence of the
09 leading opposition, the right-wing Centro Democratico led by former President Alvaro Uribe, who had led a
10 vigorous campaign first against talks between the government and the rebels, later during the referendum
11 and also when a revised accord was eventually signed and ratified by Congress on December 1. The party
12 abstained during voting both during the ratification and when the amnesty law was introduced. The law
13 helps overcome a key sticking point for those who voted “No” in the October referendum and who felt that
14 the government was being too lenient with those among the FARC commanders accused of severe crimes.
15 The law will reassure the rebels, who are moving to special demobilisation zones, marking a breakthrough
16 in the five-decade-long civil war that has taken more than 2,20,000 lives. Without doubt, the Nobel Peace
17 Prize given to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos gave him the necessary ballast and international
18 support to carry out these steps. But there are other laws to be passed, including those addressing FARC’s
19 demands for agrarian reform and compensation to victims of the civil war. There is still some distance to
20 go before FARC converts itself into a political party to participate in the contested polity. Amendments to
21 the peace accord include requirements from FARC to share details about any involvement in drug
22 production and declaration of assets. But there is a clear commitment towards peace shown by both the
23 government and FARC, especially after the initial accord was signed. If things go as per the government’s
24 plan, the rebels should become civilians by May 2017, culminating in the end of a process that began with
25 negotiations four years ago (The Hindu 30 Dec 2016).