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V. Rewrite the paragraphs below, using the correct form of the verb given in
brackets.
1. How Helmets Came To Be Used in Cricket
Nari Contractor was the Captain and an opening batsman for India in the
1960s. The Indian cricket team went on a tour to the West Indies in 1962.
In a match against Barbados in Bridgetown, Nari Contractor (seriously injure
and collapse). In those days helmets (not wear). Contractor (hit) on the head
by a bouncer from Charlie Griffith. Contractor’s skull (fracture). The entire
team (deeply concern). The West Indies players (worry). Contractor (rush ) to
hospital. He (accompany) by Frank Worrell, the Captain of the West Indies
Team. Blood (donate) by the West Indies players. Thanks to the timely help,
Contractor (save). Nowadays helmets (routinely use) against bowlers.
2. Oil from Seeds
Vegetable oils (make) from seeds and fruits of many plants growing all over
the world, from tiny sesame seeds to big, juicy coconuts. Oil (produce) from
cotton seeds, groundnuts, soya beans and sunflower seeds. Olive oil (use)
for cooking, salad dressing etc. Olives (shake) from the trees and (gather)
up, usually by hand. The olives (ground) to a thick paste which is spread
onto special mats. Then the mats (layer) up on the pressing machine which
will gently squeeze them to produce olive oil.

Answer
1. How Helmets Came To Be Used in Cricket
Nari Contractor was the Captain and an opening batsman for India in the 1960s. The Indian cricket team went on a tour to the West Indies in 1962. In a match against Barbados in Bridgetown, Nari Contractor got seriously injured and collapsed. In those days helmets were not worn. Contractor was hit on the head by a bouncer from Charlie Griffith. Contractor’s skull had fractured. The entire teamwas deeply concerned. The West Indies players were worried. Contractor was rushed to hospital. Hewas accompanied by Frank Worrell, the Captain of the West Indies Team. Blood was donated by the West Indies players. Thanks to the timely help, Contractor was saved. Nowadays helmets are routinely used against bowlers.

2.Oil from Seeds
Vegetable oils are made from seeds and fruits of many plants growing all over the world, from tiny sesame seeds to big, juicy coconuts. Oil is produced from cotton seeds, groundnuts, soya beans and sunflower seeds. Olive oil is used for cooking, salad dressing etc. Olives are shaken from the trees and gathered up, usually by hand. The olives are ground to a thick paste which is spread onto special mats. Then the mats are layered up on the pressing machine which will gently squeeze them to produce olive oil.