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SAT Practice: Grammar, Vocabulary and Punctuation 4 (Level 6/2013)

In this test students practise answering questions similar to those contained in the 2013 Key Stage 2 Level 6 Grammar, Vocabulary and Punctuation short answer paper.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Practice Papers

Curriculum subtopic:  SAT Practice Papers

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QUESTION 1 of 10

This worksheet contains questions similar to those you will find in the 2013 Key Stage 2 Level 6 Grammar, Vocabulary and Punctuation short answer test.

 

You can use it if you have already completed the earlier Level 6 practice papers and would like some more practice. The questions are different in each of the tests but they are at the same level.

 

You can work your way through the test like a normal worksheet or you can treat it like a test and time yourself. The actual test has a total of 21 marks as well. It takes 20 minutes, but if you are quite slow at typing you could give yourself a little longer.

 

You can use this worksheet to give you a guide as to which areas of English you need to brush up on. For example, if you struggle with questions about the passive voice, you can go back and do the worksheets that teach you about active and passive constructions.

Is the sentence below written in the active or the passive voice?

 

The tree in our garden was blown over in the storm.

active

passive

Which of the words in the following sentence is a preposition? Write it in the answer box.

 

The hot air balloon disappeared behind the mountain.

Which of the words in the list is closest in meaning to consternation?

delight

excitement

dismay

terror

Add a semi colon to separate the two main clauses in the sentence below and type the whole sentence out again.

 

Jacob likes Chelsea Peter, on the other hand, prefers Arsenal.

What type of adverb is the underlined word in the sentence below?

 

Sarah sometimes goes to visit her nana on Sundays.

adverb of manner

adverb of frequency

adverb of time

adverb of place

Decide whether the underlined part of the following sentence is a phrase or a clause.

 

Sunil's brother, who is at university, wants to be a doctor.

phrase

clause

The sentence below is written in the personal form.

 

It costs me a lot of money to look after my dog.

 

Which of the sentences in the list is a correct impersonal form of the sentence?

My dog costs me a lot of money.

I have to spend a lot of money to look after my dog.

Looking after dogs costs a lot of money.

I find it very expensive to keep a dog.

Change the verbs in the following sentence into the past tense and write the sentence out again.

 

Martina parks her car and goes into the shop.

Match the words in the list with their noun class.

Column A

Column B

donkey
proper noun
happiness
collective noun
herd
abstract noun
January
common noun

Is the underlined part of the following sentence the main clause or the subordinate clause?

 

Jonathan, who was feeling lazy, copied Matthew's answers in the maths test.

main clause

subordinate clause

What type of pronoun is the underlined word in the following sentence?

 

On Fridays we have music, which is my favourite subject.

personal pronoun

relative pronoun

possessive pronoun

Choose the correct form of the verb to complete the following sentence.

 

Everybody __________ the same about the new school rules.

feel

feels

Is the underlined word a subordinating conjunction or a co-ordinating conjunction?

 

Moin is staying at home today because he has stomach ache.

subordinating conjunction

co-ordinating conjunction

A pair of commas can be used to make a sentence easier to read by separating words or groups of words.

 

Write out the following sentence again, adding a pair of commas to make it clearer.

 

The lion meanwhile licked its paws and went to sleep.

Tick the sentence that is correctly punctuated.

I have three pets; a hamster, a goldfish and a stick insect.

I have three pets a hamster, a goldfish and a stick insect.

I have three pets: a hamster, a goldfish and a stick insect.

Choose the best connective to complete the following sentence.

 

__________ Alex was very good at playing the violin, he was always nervous before a performance.

However

Although

Because

If

Write the contraction of the underlined words in the answer box.

 

You are going to be really happy when I tell you my news!

The following sentence has a verb in an incorrect form. Rewrite the sentence correctly in the answer box.

 

We have sang lots of songs in our music lesson today.

What type of word is an in the following sentence?

 

We saw an orangutan when we went to the zoo.

preposition

definite article

indefinite article

adverb

adjective

Rewrite the following sentence, inserting an apostrophe for possession in the correct place.

 

The boys jackets were hanging on their pegs.

Read the sentence below and tick the box that describes the underlined section.

 

I gave my old tricycle to the little boy next door.

verb phrase

noun phrase

main clause

subordinate clause

  • Question 1

Is the sentence below written in the active or the passive voice?

 

The tree in our garden was blown over in the storm.

CORRECT ANSWER
passive
EDDIE SAYS
This is a passive sentence because the subject (the tree) was the receiver of the action, not carrying it out (it was blown over rather than doing the blowing!).
  • Question 2

Which of the words in the following sentence is a preposition? Write it in the answer box.

 

The hot air balloon disappeared behind the mountain.

CORRECT ANSWER
behind
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'behind' is a preposition of direction. It tells us where the balloon was heading.
  • Question 3

Which of the words in the list is closest in meaning to consternation?

CORRECT ANSWER
dismay
EDDIE SAYS
The best way to widen your vocabulary is to read a lot. Try to note down new words and look them up to see what they mean.
  • Question 4

Add a semi colon to separate the two main clauses in the sentence below and type the whole sentence out again.

 

Jacob likes Chelsea Peter, on the other hand, prefers Arsenal.

CORRECT ANSWER
Jacob likes Chelsea; Peter, on the other hand, prefers Arsenal.
Jacob likes Chelsea; Peter, on the other hand, prefers Arsenal.
EDDIE SAYS
A semi colon can be used to link two related (or contrasting) sentences. A comma should not be used in this way.
  • Question 5

What type of adverb is the underlined word in the sentence below?

 

Sarah sometimes goes to visit her nana on Sundays.

CORRECT ANSWER
adverb of frequency
EDDIE SAYS
This is an adverb of frequency because it describes how often something happens.
  • Question 6

Decide whether the underlined part of the following sentence is a phrase or a clause.

 

Sunil's brother, who is at university, wants to be a doctor.

CORRECT ANSWER
clause
EDDIE SAYS
This is a clause because it contains a noun and a verb. A phrase can contain nouns or verbs, but not both.
  • Question 7

The sentence below is written in the personal form.

 

It costs me a lot of money to look after my dog.

 

Which of the sentences in the list is a correct impersonal form of the sentence?

CORRECT ANSWER
Looking after dogs costs a lot of money.
EDDIE SAYS
Impersonal sentences do not include personal pronouns such as 'I', 'me' and 'they'.
  • Question 8

Change the verbs in the following sentence into the past tense and write the sentence out again.

 

Martina parks her car and goes into the shop.

CORRECT ANSWER
Martina parked her car and went into the shop.
EDDIE SAYS
'Park' is a regular verb but 'go' is irregular.
  • Question 9

Match the words in the list with their noun class.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

donkey
common noun
happiness
abstract noun
herd
collective noun
January
proper noun
EDDIE SAYS
A collective noun describes a group of things or people. An abstract noun is something that cannot be detected by the senses. A proper noun always begins with a capital letter.
  • Question 10

Is the underlined part of the following sentence the main clause or the subordinate clause?

 

Jonathan, who was feeling lazy, copied Matthew's answers in the maths test.

CORRECT ANSWER
subordinate clause
EDDIE SAYS
It is a subordinate clause because it does not make sense on its own.
  • Question 11

What type of pronoun is the underlined word in the following sentence?

 

On Fridays we have music, which is my favourite subject.

CORRECT ANSWER
relative pronoun
EDDIE SAYS
A relative pronoun refers back to something in a previous clause (music) and gives more information about it.
  • Question 12

Choose the correct form of the verb to complete the following sentence.

 

Everybody __________ the same about the new school rules.

CORRECT ANSWER
feels
EDDIE SAYS
Although 'everybody' refers to more than one person it always takes the singular form of a verb.
  • Question 13

Is the underlined word a subordinating conjunction or a co-ordinating conjunction?

 

Moin is staying at home today because he has stomach ache.

CORRECT ANSWER
subordinating conjunction
EDDIE SAYS
A subordinating conjunction joins a main clause to a subordinate clause.
  • Question 14

A pair of commas can be used to make a sentence easier to read by separating words or groups of words.

 

Write out the following sentence again, adding a pair of commas to make it clearer.

 

The lion meanwhile licked its paws and went to sleep.

CORRECT ANSWER
The lion, meanwhile, licked its paws and went to sleep.
The lion, meanwhile, licked its paws and went to sleep.
EDDIE SAYS
If the information inside the commas is left out the sentence should still make sense. (The lion licked its paws and went to sleep.)
  • Question 15

Tick the sentence that is correctly punctuated.

CORRECT ANSWER
I have three pets: a hamster, a goldfish and a stick insect.
EDDIE SAYS
A colon is used to introduce a list if the first part of the sentence makes sense on its own.
  • Question 16

Choose the best connective to complete the following sentence.

 

__________ Alex was very good at playing the violin, he was always nervous before a performance.

CORRECT ANSWER
Although
EDDIE SAYS
The correct choice is 'although' because Alex's ability is being contrasted with his nerves.
  • Question 17

Write the contraction of the underlined words in the answer box.

 

You are going to be really happy when I tell you my news!

CORRECT ANSWER
You're
EDDIE SAYS
The apostrophe is placed where a letter has been missed out.
  • Question 18

The following sentence has a verb in an incorrect form. Rewrite the sentence correctly in the answer box.

 

We have sang lots of songs in our music lesson today.

CORRECT ANSWER
We have sung lots of songs in our music lesson today.
We sang lots of songs in our music lesson today.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct forms are either 'sang' or 'have sung'.
  • Question 19

What type of word is an in the following sentence?

 

We saw an orangutan when we went to the zoo.

CORRECT ANSWER
indefinite article
EDDIE SAYS
It is an indefinite article because it is not referring to a particular orangutan.
  • Question 20

Rewrite the following sentence, inserting an apostrophe for possession in the correct place.

 

The boys jackets were hanging on their pegs.

CORRECT ANSWER
The boys' jackets were hanging on their pegs.
EDDIE SAYS
The jackets belong to more than one boy, so the apostrophe is placed after the 's'.
  • Question 21

Read the sentence below and tick the box that describes the underlined section.

 

I gave my old tricycle to the little boy next door.

CORRECT ANSWER
noun phrase
EDDIE SAYS
A noun phrase is a group of words including a noun. A phrase never includes a verb.
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