English Proficiency Test (EPT) Reviewer – Writing Part 1
Directions: Read the sentences carefully. Each sentence is divided into 4 parts marked A, B, C, and D. Identify the part that must be changed to make the sentence correct.
a. Marc Chaggall, a painter,
b. was considered a forefather of the art of surrealism
c. an art (on how) that can be characterized by incongruous imagery
d. produced by unnatural juxtapositions and combinations.
a. Since the time the World Wide Fund for nature reported
b. that more than 22 species of wild felines have (declining) declined.
c. different non-government agencies have given their support
d. to the program that would protect the species.
a. The threat of deculturation
b. now hangs over many small ethnic (minority) minorities.
c. that are scattered
d. in the depths of many forests.
a. Unclean water and improper disposal of waste
b. can (be carried) carry highly communicable diseases
c. because of their injurious effects
d. to human life.
a. Language was brought into the spotlight
b. as a crucial factor
c. (for) in Nigeria’s social, economic, and the political future
d. because multilingualism inevitably results in communication problems.
a. The failure of tree-planting project was due to the inconsistent reforestation program
b. haphazard community tree-planting schemes, and meddling practices of (indifference) indifferent individuals
c. who reduced the anti-erosion fences
d. just to benefit their pasture land businesses
a. Because of new coffee growers
b. flooding the global market,
c. the official price of a pound of coffee in the United States
d. crashed (into) from $6 in 1977 to 42 cents in 2001
a. The navy contributes
b. to the protection of the environment and preservation of natural resources
c. by (scuttle) scuttling out cylindrical blocks
d. to serve as artificial reefs.
a. Trinh Xuan Thuan, an astrophysicist from Vietnam
b. wrote The Birth of the Universe: The Big Bang and After, in 1993,
c. a book (on how it) that elucidates
d. the information and evolution of galaxies.
a. Susana earned money for her vacation
b. by working in an antique store all summer
c. but the amount was (inefficient) insufficient
d. for all that she needed
a. The eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991
b. was one of the many misfortunes
c. to wreak havoc
d. in Central Luzon.
a. After participating (the) in fertility rites,
b. the childless woman,
c. who was blessed with a healthy baby
d. experienced a blissful and contented life.
a. Media produce
b. a (sociology) sociological phenomenon
c. such as psychological, moral, and academic confusion
d. about the present culture.
a. Concentrating on the physical intricacies
b. of different (pose) parts of the body
c. (forced) forces one to filter out
d. physiological anxieties.
a. Any nation
b. that aspires to elevate morality
c. will have difficulty
d. (stamp) stamping out prostitution