Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth,
And spotted the dangers beneath
All the toffees I chewed,
And the sweet sticky food.
Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth.
I wish I’d been that much more willin’
When I had more tooth there than fillin’
To give up gobstoppers.
From respect to me choppers,
And to buy something else with me shillin’.
When I think of the lollies I licked
And the liquorice allsorts I picked,
Sherbet dabs, big and little,
All that hard peanut brittle,
My conscience gets horribly pricked.
My mother, she told me no end,
‘If you got a tooth, you got a friend’.
I was young then, and careless,
My toothbrush was hairless,
I never had much time to spend.
Q1. The poet went to the ……………… for the treatment.
(c) dental college
Q2. The title ‘Oh, I wish I’d Looked After Me Teeth’, expresses
(a) regret and longing
Q3. The conscience of the speaker pricks her as she has
(a) been careless
(b) been ignorant
(c) been fun loving
(d) been rude
Q4. The speaker says that she has paved the way for cavities and decay by
(a) eating the wrong food and not brushing
(b) not listening to his mother
(c) laughing at his mother’s false teeth
(d) not listening to the dentist
Q5. The word that replace gobstoppers is ……………… .
(a) dark chocolate
(b) bunch of flowers
(c) a hard round candy
(d) boiled sweets
Directions (6-10): Read the following questions carefully and answer the following.
Q6. Choose the correct sentence.
(a) The committee were one on this point
(b) The committee was one on this point
(c) The committee was divided on this point
(d) The committee have one on this point
Q7. Select the sentence in which the article has been wrongly used.
(a) He is MA
(b) Twelve inches make a foot
(c) A pupil should obey his teacher
(d) He is a European
Q8. Pick out the correct question tag for the following
People shouldn’t drink and drive, _________
(a) should they?
(b) shouldn’t they?
(c) isn’t it?
(d) shall they?
Q9. A sentence is divided into four parts (a) (b), (c) and (d). Point out the part that has an error:
A. You are learning English
B. For the last one year
C. But you show
D. No improvement at all.
Q10. Pick out the sentence that has a demonstrative adjective in it.
(a) It is a twenty-kilometer walk
(b) This kind of question is often asked in examinations
(c) Each of them received ten rupees
(d) His written statement differs from his oral one