Ninth meeting

 

Main idea in the first paragraph is decsription of precipitation

Main idea in the second paragrap is the amount of precipitation

 

 

1.         What does this passage mainly discuss?

A.Precipitation C. New York State

B. Snowfall   D. A general formula

 

2.         Which of the following is another word that is often used in place of precipitation?

A. Humidity B. Wetness C. Rainfall D. Rain-snow

3.         The term precipitation include

A.        only rainfall   C. rain, snow, and humidity

B. rain, hail, and snow        D. rain, hail, and humidity

 

4.         What is the average of annual rainfall in inches in the United States?

A. Thirty-six inches  C. Forty inches

B. Thirty-eight inches          D. Forty-two inches

 

5.         If a state has 40 inches of snow in a year, by how much does this increase the annual precipitation?

A.        By two feet    C. By four feet

B. By four inches     D. By 40 inches

 

6.         If a state has 40 inches of snow in a year, by how much does this increase the annual precipitation?

A.        By two feet    C. By four feet

B. By four inches     D. By 40 inches

 

7.         The phrase proximity to in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to

A. communication with       C. nearness to

B. dependence on   D. similarity to

 

8.         Where is the annual precipitation highest?

A.        The Atlantic Coast   C. The Gulf of Mexico

B. The Great Lakes  D. The Pacific Coast

 

9.         Which of the following was NOT mentioned as a factor in determining the amount of precipitation that an area will receive?

.      Mountains B. Latitude C. The sea D. Wind

 

10.       The word substantially in paragraph 2 could best be replaced by

A.        fundamentally          C. completely

B. slightly       D. Apparently

 

11.       The word that in the paragraph 2 refers to

A. Decreases            C. areas

B. precipitation D. mountain ranges

 

 

 

 

Quiz : STRUCTURE

 

 

few                      non (count)           Few                reference books                   may be check out

little     non (noncount)

Before he came to the U.S., he had done               little           traveling

 

Incorrect:  My brother used to help me a lot,but now he gives me few advice.

Correct  :  My brother used to help me a lot, but now he gives me little advice.

 

Incorrect:  He had to balance his account very carefully because he had few

money.

Correct  :  He had to balance his account very carefully because he had little money.

 

 

 

Problem 68    Much and Many

 

many     noun (count–plural

There are       many      television programs               for children on Saturday

 

much             noun (noncount)

We don’t have                      much                     information

 

Incorrect:  How much years have you been living in Texas?

Correct  :  How many years have you been living in Texas?

 

Incorrect:  He always has much problems with his teeth.

Correct  :  He always has many problems with his teeth.

 

Incorrect:  I think that there is too many violence on TV.

Correct  :  I think that there is too much violence on TV.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Problem 69    A Little and Little

A Few  and Few

a little

little                noun (noncount)

We have                    a little                                      time

We have                    little                                        time

 

a few

few                                 noun (count–plural)

We made                   a few                                   mistakes

We made                   few                                      mistakes

 

Incorrect:  There are few tickets left for the concert.

Correct  :  There are a few tickets left for the concert.

(some)

 

Incorrect:  A few people in my apartment building are friendly.

Correct  : few people in my apartment building are friendly.(not many)

 

 

 

 

Problem 70    Only a Few and Only a Little

 

only         a few    noun (count–plural)

Only         a few             dollars                   have been budgeted for supplies

 

Only  a little      noun (noncount)

We have          only     a little             homework           for Monday

 

Incorrect:  We will need only a few food for the picnic.

Correct  :  We will need only a little food for the picnic.

 

Incorrect:  Only few people were at the reception

Correct  :  only a few people were at the reception.

 

 

 

 

 

Problem 71  : A Large (Small) Number of and a large (Small) Amount of

 

 

large

A          number of

small                        noun (count–plural)

A large number of        students    from other countries attend State University

 

large

A          amount of

small                              noun (noncount)

A small amount of      rain              is expected tomorrow

 

 

Incorrect:  The lab has a large number of equipment.

Correct  :  The lab has a large amount of equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Problem 72    Almost All of the and Most of the

 

almost all (of the)

most all (of the)        noun (count–plural)                                  verb (plural)

Almost all (of the)                trees in our yard                           are                  oaks

Most (of the)                                trees                                     are                   oaks

almost all (of the)

most all (of the)           noun (noncount)         verb (singular)

Almost all (of the)                 art by R. C. Gorman            is expensive

Most (of the)                      art by R. C. Gorman            is expensive

 

incorrect:  Most of the teachers at State University   care about their students’

progress.

Correct  :  almost all of the teachers at State University care about their students’

progress.

or

Almost all teachersat State University care about their students’ progress.

or

Most of the teachers at State University care about their students’ progress.

or

Most teachers at State University care  about their students’ progress