Dennis The Tennis Menace

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When he was tennis – ing, Dennis the Menace was truly menacing. Dennis the Menace was hopeless at tennis. Although he tried to hit the ball right, he always missed and it span off mid – flight. He was forever getting his match mixed up with his set. Soon, his laces came undone and he started to roll and there was a hole in his net. He picked up his racquet and threw it away – he played tennis every day. The linesman ducked as the bat came flying past, Dennis the Menace was really quite fast. Before long, of course, he ended up in bed because of his bad throw – with what else other than tennis elbow ! Where is Dennis ? Circle the letters D – E – N to complete the words.

dent

 

dendrite

 

incident

 

accident

 

dentures

 

denial

 

dense

 

denote

 

denomination

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Where is Dennis ? Add the letters D – E – N to complete the words.

 

igrate

 

ounce

 

sity

 

y

 

ouement

 

int

 

jurispuce

 

pruce

 

by

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Game, Set & Match

How many words or phrases can you think of that include the word game and match ? Example – game bird, matchstick.

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Set Off

Add “set” to complete the words and phrases, then make a sentence using the word as an example.

 

__ __ __ off

 

__ __ __ up

 

__ __ __ tlement

 

out__ __ __

 

in__ __ __

 

up__ __ __

 

red – __ __ __ ter

 

__ __ __ back

 

__ __ __ upon

 

__ __ __ tlement

 

__ __ __ about

 

__ __ __ the date

 

__ __ __ the time

 

__ __ __ apart

 

__ __ __ free

 

__ __ __ ting

 

__ __ __ back

 

__ __ __ routine

 

__ __ __ tee

 

mind__ __ __

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Match The Set

Put the three following sets into the right order : stem root floweracorn oak tree sapling

pip tree apple

sheep wool sock

gold cup horse race

kettle water boil

cement house hole

dennis5.jpg 1. If Dennis the Menace played 60 games of tennis and won only 10% – how many is that ?

dennis5.jpg 2. If Dennis the Menace lost 2 / 3 rds of his 300 balls, how many did he have left ?

dennis5.jpg 3. Work out the surface area of the hole in Dennis the Menace’s net if it measured 15 cm across the middle.

dennis5.jpg 4. Dennis was truly menacing. If he scared away 0.3 of the 3000 spectators in the crowd, how many were left ?

dennis5.jpg 5. Work out the surface area of Dennis the Menace’s tennis court if it measured 15 m long and 5 m wide.

dennis5.jpg 6. The ball hit by Dennis the Menace travelled at a speed of 5 km / hour. How far did it get in 3 minutes ?

dennis5.jpg 7. Dennis the Menace sold 450 tennis programmes for the grand final match. If there were 1000 spectators, what percentage had a programme to read ?

dennis5.jpg 8. Dennis the Menace missed the ball one – eighth of the times. If he tried to hit the ball 240 times, how many times did he miss ?

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Dennis the Tennis Menace’s Tennis Courtourt ? urt ? irt ? or ert ? which is the correct one to use ?

co__ __ __ship

 

h__ __ __ful

 

h__ __ __le

 

c__ __ __

 

p__ __ __

 

sp__ __ __

 

p__ __ __

 

fl__ __ __

 

sk__ __ __

 

t__ __ __le

 

ch__ __ __le

 

m__ __ __h

 

b__ __ __h

 

conc__ __ __

 

d__ __ __

 

ins__ __ __

 

al__ __ __

 

d__ __ __y

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Tennis Scores

Work out the tennis scores and complete the table :

Game Game Game

1              2           3

15            5          25 10           50         30

25           75         10

5             10         80

75          25          50

25          5            60

80         90         100

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Denn – “is”

Which is the correct one to use “is” or “are” ?1. It is six o’ clock.2. The girl is friendly.3. All the students are late.

4. The apple is ripe.

5. The grapes are fresh.

6. The cat is sick.

7. The dogs are barking.

8. The bed is soft.

9. The book is well written.

10. Christmas is in the month of December.

11. The soup is hot.

12. The rooms are in need of a clean.

13. The bread rolls are fresh.

14. The homework is difficult to answer.

15. The pen is not working properly.

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Answers : dent ; dendrite ; incident ; accident ; dentures ; denial ; dense ; denote ; denomination ; denigrate ; denounce ; density ; deny ; denouement ; indent ; jurispudence ; prudenceAnswers :

1. It is six o’ clock.

2. The girl is friendly.

3. All the students are late.

4. The apple is ripe.

5. The grapes are fresh.

6. The cat is sick.

7. The dogs are barking.

8. The bed is soft.

9. The book is well written.

10. Christmas is in the month of December.

11. The soup is hot.

12. The rooms are in need of a clean.

13. The bread rolls are fresh.

14. The homework is difficult to answer.

15. The pen is not working properly.

Answers :

set off ; set up ; settlement ; outset ; inset ; upset ; red – setter ; setback ; set upon ; settlement ; set about ; set the date ; set the time ; set apart ; set free ; setting ; setback ; set routine ; settee ; mindset

Answers :

root, stem, flower

acorn, sapling, oak tree

pip, apple, tree

sheep, wool, sock

horse, race, gold cup

water, kettle, boill

hole, cement, house

Answers :

courtship ; hurtful ; hurtle ; curt ; pert ; spurt ; pert ; flirt ; skirt ; turtle ; churtle ; mirth ; berth ; concert ; dirt ; insert ; alert ; dirty

Answers :1. 62. 100

3. 3.14 x 7.5 x 7.5 = 176.625 sq cm

4. 2000

5. 5 x 15 = 75 sq m

6. 3 (5000 / 60 = 83.33r) = 249.99 r m

7. 450 / 1000 = 0.45 = 45%

8. 240 / 8 = 30

Tennis Scores Answers : 45, 90, 110, 95, 150, 90, 270

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