Read the passage and answer the questions that follow.
Tropical storms are huge areas of weather disturbances that develop in the oceans of the world. They gather heat and energy from the warm ocean water, or currents, and can grow to sizes of up to 600 miles across and generate swirling winds with speeds of 75 to 200 miles per hour! Although all large tropical storms are more or less the same, they are called by different names depending on their location. In the Atlantic and the Northeast Pacific oceans (for example, near the United States), they are called "hurricanes".
However, for the same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific Ocean (for example, near Japan, which is regularly hit by them every year), the term "typhoon" is used, while those that occur in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean are known as "cyclones". In order to be classified as one of these, a tropical storm must have wind speeds of 74 miles per hour. Big tropical storms are actually given names which are chosen from a list that is created every year. In the United States, for example, the first hurricane name starts with the letter 'A', like Alexander, and the names move through the alphabet as more hurricanes appear.
Tropical storm clouds move in a circle around a point called the eye, which is the centre of the storm. When a large tropical storm comes ashore, it brings with it heavy rains and powerful winds that can damage, or even destroy, buildings, cars and trees. However, the most devastating element of a large tropical storm is the storm surge. These are large waves that are generated by the storm and can cause massive flooding and are the main reason people in coastal cities are ordered to evacuate and move to higher ground when a large storm approaches. Scientists who study the weather are called meteorologists and they monitor these storms carefully so that they can determine their speed and where they are heading. In the United States, hurricane season begins on 1 June and lasts until 30 November. In terms of frequency and damage caused, 2005 was a record year for hurricanes.
Hurricane Dennis has died out. What could be a name for the next hurricane?
There is no name like that
READ THE PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW.
The Emperor Penguin is the worlds largest and tallest penguin. It is also the heaviest penguin, with some individuals recorded at nearly 100 pounds. Adults have a black head, back, tail, and black wings. The under parts are dingy white. The sides of the neck are marked with a large golden or yellow stripe.
Emperor Penguins eat crustaceans, krill, and small fish. Emperor Penguins will dive to depths of 800 feet in search of food. Most dives last 3-6 minutes.
The Emperor Penguin is found throughout the Antarctic perimeter. It is the only species of penguin to breed during the Antarctic winter. Female Emperor Penguins lay a single egg in May or June. After the egg has been laid, the female must immediately feed in the ocean. First, the egg is carefully transported to the male, who incubates the egg under a brood patch that rests above the feet. Occasionally, the transfer is unsuccessful and the egg rolls onto the ice and instantaneously freezes.
The male will incubate the egg for up to 65 days! During this time, he will not eat a single meal. On particularly cold days, hun-dreds of male penguins may gather together in a compact huddle to warm themselves in the pounding Antarctic winds. In about two months, the female returns and locates her mate and chick by sound. she regurgitates (throws up) the food stored in her stomach to feed the growing chick. The male then takes his turn feeding in the ocean and returns after about a month, at which point both parents tend to the chick by bringing food and keeping it off the ice. Once the chick is about seven weeks old, it joins other chicks in a creche (huddle) to keep warm.
Who takes care of the egg first?
DBoth 'A' and 'B'
Read the poems carefully and
answer the questions that follow :
Granny Comb My Hair
please comb my hair,
you always take your time
you always take such care.
You put me to sit on a cushion
between your knees,
you rub a little coconut oil
parting gentle as a breeze.
she's always in a hurry-hurry rush
she pulls my hair
sometimes she tugs.
you have all the time in the world
and when you're finished
you always turn my head and say,
'Now who's a nice girl?'
- Grace Nichols
What request is made to the grandmother?
A To comb the hair
B To comb the doll
C To comb the fur
D To comb the clothes
Answer is A