Section C: Grammar Cloze (10 x 1m)
Read the following passage carefully. Choose the most suitable word from the words given in the box and write its letter (A – H) in each blank. USE EACH WORD ONCE ONLY.
There was once a poor woodcutter who lived by a forest. He collected wood (21)_______________ the forest and sold the cut wood at the village market.
One hot afternoon, the woodcutter felt very tired and thirsty after chopping a few blocks of wood. He decided to take (22)_______________ break by resting beside a river.
As he sat on the riverbank to drink some water, his axe slipped deep (23)_______________ the water. He was about to jump into the river to look for his axe (24)______________ suddenly, a large turtle appeared before him. It said, “The river is too deep! Don’t go into the water! You could drown,” said the turtle.
“Here, take this. This is a magic axe,” said the turtle. The woodcutter was speechless. (25)_______________ he could thank the turtle, it had disappeared into the deep water of the river.