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CATalinuhan 2010 – English

UP Lakan – Academic Committee
Prepared by: Roll Jervis T. Manahan

General Notes:
• Please emphasize to your future “students” that English is a “subjective”

subject as compared to the other subjects such as Math and Science, and
that no matter how hard we try in reviewing them in the subject, we cannot
really predict what will appear on the actual tests. However, we can foresee
the types of test that will appear (i.e. Analogy, Find the error, Reading
Comprehension).

• Also, please stress that their chance of passing will highly depend on their
knowledge on basic grammar and stock vocabulary, much of which will not
be discussed in this session.

• Please orient them that the English language parts of these entrance tests
MIGHT include some objective items in literature and other disciplines of
learning and not in pure grammar only. So, the employment of common
sense and stock knowledge is crucial in passing any language test.

• Some entrance tests such as the ACET sometimes include essay writing
parts. Beware.

• A helpful tip in reading comprehension – Try reading the questions first. The
Reading Comprehension part usually use lengthy selections followed by a
few questions, so advice them to read the questions first but also focus on
details. Time is a great adversary in this part of the test.

Part I. Language

A. Vocabulary Words (Synonyms and Antonyms)
-Note that this part might “exist” in two ways:

Case A. Words are used in a sentence (the easier one, requires skills
in deciphering context clues)

i.e. 1) In school, we’re reminded of the altruistic deeds of Mother
Teresa.

a) good b) generous c) so on and so forth

Case B. Words stand alone (harder one, not in the mock exam) or in
phrases

i.e. 1) Altruistic
a) good b) generous c) so on and so forth

rjtmanahan Revised: June 23, 2010 Page 1

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