ENG101 English Comprehension Assignment 3 Solution Spring 2014

Q1. Read the text and complete the following table with the help of information given in the text. (10Marks)

Sir Isaac Newton was born on December 25, 1642 in Wools Thorpe, near Grantham in Lincolnshire, England. He was born in the same year that Galileo died. Newton is probably the most important scientist in the history. Newton published his work in two books. Principia is one of those books. Newton studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, from 1661 to 1696. In this period, he produced most of his important works. Then, in 1696, he moved to London, where he lived until his death on March 20, 1727.

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and a musician of classical music. He was born in Bonn, Germany in 1770. Beethoven’s father was a musician. He gave the young Beethoven his first music lessons. Beethoven composed Symphonies, a kind of western classical music, which became popular all over the world. Especially his fifth, sixth, and ninth symphonies are fabulously great! Beethoven had a complicated life. When he was 28, he started to go deaf. Beethoven was often in poor health, and in 1826 it suddenly got worse. His death the following year was probably the result of liver disease.


(Adapted from Macmillan English Grammar in Context by Simon Clarke, Macmillan

     Isaac Newton       Beethoven
1.Born in

(year, city/town)

Born year:-1642


Town:-  Wools Thorpe




2. Nationality  England Germany
3. Occupation  Scientist

Writing books

4. Major works 1:-book Principia

2:-studied at Trinity College, Cambridge

1:  Symphonies classical music


5. Death  March 20, 1727 1826


Q2. Identify the part of speech of the words in bold print in each sentence by choosing the correct answer from the alternatives given.          (5)

1.      Report to the Principal immediately.

A. noun                  B. verb

C. adjective            D. adverb

 Answer: – A

2.      The monthly report is taken into consideration.

A. noun                  B. verb

C. preposition         D. adverb

Answer: – B

3.      Your kitten has been found alive and well.

A. adjective            B. verb

C. preposition         D. adverb

Answer: – D

4.  Well, this is a surprise.

A. pronoun B. adverb

C. adjective            D. interjection

Answer: -D

            5.  We should not eat between meals.

A. preposition         B. adverb

C. adjective            D. conjunction

Answer: -A