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End Year Examination (#2): Section J

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A boy was watching his grandmother write a letter. At one point, he asked, "Are you writing a story about what we've done? Is it a story about me?"

His grandmother (1) __________ writing her letter and said to her (2) __________ "I am writing about you, actually, but more important (3) __________ the words is the pencil I'm using. I hope you will be like this pencil when you grow up."  Intrigued, the boy looked at the pencil but it did not seem very (4) __________. The boy scratched his head in bewilderment.

"That depends on how you look at things. It has five (5) __________ which, If you manage to hang on to them, will make you a person who is always at peace (6) __________ the world," the grandmother continued to explain.

"First quality: you are capable of .great things, but you must never forget
that there is a (7) __________ guiding your steps. We call that hand, God.

Second quality: now and then, I have to stop writing (8) __________ use a sharpener. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, it is much (9) __________ .You, too, must learn to bear certain pains and sorrows (10) __________ they will make you a better person.

Third quality: the pencil always allows us to use an eraser to rub out any (11) __________ This means that correcting something we did is not necessarily a bad thing; it (12) __________ to keep us on the road to justice.

Fourth quality: what (13) __________ matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the lead (14) ___________. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you.

(15) ___________ the pencil's fifth quality: it always leaves a mark. In just the same way, you should know that everything you do in life will leave a mark, so try to be conscious of that in your every action."

Short Answer

(1)  stopped
(2)  grandson
(3)  than
(4)  special
(5)  qualities
(6)  with
(7)  hand
(8)  and
(9)  sharper
(10) as
(11) mistakes
(12) helps
(13) really
(14) inside
(15) Lastly


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