Grade 6 English National Achievement Test (NAT) Reviewer

National Achievement Test Reviewer For Grade 6 English

For teachers and students who are looking for National Achievement Test or NAT reviewer, this is definitely the site to visit. On this post I will be sharing the competencies to be mastered and some sample questions to test yourself (if you are a student) or to give to your students (if you are a teacher).
Below are the competencies that students need to know inside out along with some questions or test items that they can practice answering.

Use verbs in the simple present tense

Using verbs in their simple present tense is one of the basics in grammar. Simple present tense simply describes habitual actions, repeated actions or unchanging situations, and general truths.


I play basketball every Saturday. (habitual action)
I live in New York. (unchanging situation)
The sun rises in the East. (general truths)

Aside from taking notice of whether the actions are habitual, or they are unchanging, or express general truths, it must also be taken into consideration the agreement of the subject and verb of the sentence. Remember that if the subject is singular, the verb must end in s. And if the subject is plural, the verb must be in its base form or without s. On top of these rules, there are tricky subjects and expressions that seem to be plural or singular and all of which take mastery and familiarization to use the right verb.


A bouquet of red roses emits a captivating scent.
Rhea, as well as Emily, takes part in the training.
Neither the teacher nor her students appreciate the movie.

Use adverbs of manner

There are five types of adverb and one of them is the adverb of manner. This type of adverb tells us how something is done or happens.


The speaker speaks loudly to get the attention of his audience.
The lions eat their prey greedily.
Dancing gracefully, the performers capture the hearts of the visitors.

Usually adverbs end in -ly but there are some that don't. And these adverbs of manner are sometimes confusing that students who are not familiar with how adverbs function in a sentence choose to use the wrong one.


The man talked so fast that we couldn't make out what he said.
She slammed the door hard before leaving.
Because of doing his job well, the waiter was given a $1000 tip from a generous customer.

Use reflexive/possessive pronouns

We use reflexive pronouns when the object of our sentence is the same as the subject. This kind of pronoun includes: myself, yourself/yourselves, himself/herself, itself, ourselves, themselves.


If nobody gives me a hand, I will do it myself.
While writing the letter, Riza talks to herself.
The new all-male group call themselves hashtags.

Possessive pronouns are used to express ownership or belonging and they are used before a noun. These pronouns are: mine, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs.


She is a friend of mine.
Whose house is that? Is it yours?
It is my fault not hers.


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