TEM-8 Sample(1)
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TEM-8 Exercise 1


Proofread the given passage on answer sheet two as instructed.

The following passage contains TEN errors.  Each indicated line contains a maximum of ONE error. In each case, only ONE word is involved.  You should proof-read the passage and correct it in the following way:

For a wrong word, underline the wrong word and write the correct one in the  blank provided at the end of the line.

For a missing word, mark the position of the missing word with a "^" sign and write the word you believe to be missing in the blank provided at the end of the line。For an unneccessary word, cross the unnecesary word with a slash "/" and put the word in the blank provided at the end of the line.


When ^ art museum wants a new exhibit,         [1]an

it buys things in finished form and hangs them on the wall.  [2]never

When a natural history museum wants an exhibition, it must  [3]exhibit

often build it.

When a human infant is born into any community in any part

of the world it has two things in common with any infant, pro-     (1)

vided neither of them have been damaged in any way either be-    (2)

fore or during birth.  Firstly, and most obviously, new born chil-dren are completely helpless.  Apart from a powerful capacity to pay attention to their helplessness by using sound, there is noth-    (3)

ing the new born child can do to ensure his own survival. With-out care from some other human being or beings, be it mother, grandmother, or human group, a child is very unlikely to survive. This helplessness of human infants is in marked contrastwith the capacity of many new born animals to get on their feet       (4)

within minutes of birth and run with the herd within a few hours.

Although young animals are certainly in risk, sometimes       (5)

for weeks or even months after birth, compared with the human

infant they very quickly develop the capacity to fend for them.     (6)

It is during this very long period in which the human infant

is totally dependent on the others that it reveals the second fea-    (7)

ture which it shares with all other undamaged human infants, a capacity to learn language.  For this reason, biologists now sug-gest that language be 'species specific' to the human race, that is   (8)

to say, they consider the human infant to