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Old School - Continual Assessment 1 (#1)

Section A

For each of the following, choose the correct answer.
1.
When the teacher___________, the pupil did his homework.
  1. taught
  2. teaches
  3. is teaching
  4. was teaching

2.
Jack_________ten laps last night.
  1. swim
  2. swum
  3. swam
  4. swims

3.
"Did you___________your wallet at recess?" the teacher asked.
  1. losing
  2. loses
  3. lose
  4. lost

4.
The pupils have to go back to their classrooms____________the talk is over.
  1. so
  2. but
  3. since
  4. although

5.
There were__________phone calls for you after you left. They came one after another and I had to keep answering them.
  1. little 
  2. many
  3. much
  4. plenty

6.
I have put too____________sugar in the tea. It is too sweet now.
  1. few
  2. little
  3. many
  4. much

7.
The meeting was called___________because the principal was not in.
  1. on
  2. off
  3. out
  4. away

8.
That is the car____________my father has just bought.
  1. which
  2. whom
  3. where
  4. whose

9.
"Please try to do the work______________," Mrs Tan told the boys.
  1. himself
  2. yourself
  3. yourselves
  4. themselves

10.
That naughty boy loves to______________on his bed whenever his parents are not around.
  1. jump
  2. jumps
  3. jumped
  4. jumping

 

Section B

For each of the following, choose the best answer.
1.
The storybooks on that shelf are written by our local_____________.
  1. authors
  2. reporters
  3. journalists
  4. illustrators

2.
The woman was filled with_____________when her son was rescued.
  1. honesty
  2. gratitude
  3. kindness
  4. compassion

3.
Jenny is a______________girl who spends only on the things she needs.
  1. thrifty
  2. stingy
  3. miserly
  4. generous

4.
In Singapore, all motorcyclists must wear____________when they are riding on the road.
  1. sunglasses
  2. safety belts
  3. windbreakers
  4. crash helmets

5.
We heard the______________of the ambulance before it arrived at the scene.
  1. siren
  2. tinkle
  3. alarm
  4. chime

6.
The________________performed an emergency operation on the patient.
  1. surgeons
  2. residents
  3. therapists
  4. paramedics

7.
The athletes felt so_____________after the race that they could not stand straight.
  1. lively
  2. drowsy
  3. refreshed
  4. exhausted

8.
It was most________________that Mr Urn's pet dog was killed in an accident. Mr Lim was overcome with grief.
  1. arrogant
  2. ashamed
  3. ungrateful
  4. unfortunate

9.
Only_____________of the club are allowed to use the swimming pool.
  1. visitors
  2. members
  3. customers
  4. participants

10.
The children watched intently as the magician performed some____________.
  1. games
  2. stunts
  3. jokes
  4. tricks

 

Section C

Read the passage carefully. Choose the best answer.

  Our MRT system is the fastest and most popular form of public transport in Singapore. The travel time from Yio Chu Kang to Orchard is about 15 minutes compared to about 40 minutes if you take a bus. When the train reaches a station, it stops for about 20 to 30 seconds for passengers to board or alight.

  The trains run almost 18 hours every day. During peak hours, trains call at the stations every six to ten minutes. So, it is convenient to board a train to go to any part of Singapore. The trains are very reliable and run on their own electrified tracks. There are no traffic jams in the MRT system and it is not affected by the weather.

  The trains are clean and comfortable and to make sure that they remain so littering, eating, drinking and smoking are not allowed. The trains are also air-conditioned to keep out the heat.

  It is safe to travel on the MRT. Accidents rarely happen and the system has ways to prevent fire.
1.
The 15-minute travelling time on the MRT from Yio Chu Kang to Orchard tells us that our MRT system is_______________.
  1. comfortable
  2. reliable
  3. safe
  4. fast

2.
What drives the MRT trains?
  1. gas
  2. petrol
  3. kerosene
  4. electricity

3.
Which word in the passage has the same meaning as "can be trusted"?
  1. reliable
  2. popular
  3. convenient
  4. comfortable

4.
It is possible to keep the trains clean and comfortable because___________.
  1. they are air-conditioned
  2. there are ways to prevent fire
  3. they are not affected by the weather
  4. passengers cannot eat and drink on the train

5.
From the passage, we learn that_____________________________________.
  1. the trains are widely used
  2. the trains are the only form of public transport
  3. the MRT system is comfortable, fast and cheap
  4. the MRT system is the most advanced in the world

 

Section D

Fill in the blanks with the correct words from the box. Use each verb once only.
1.
water        waters          watering
will water  are watering  was watering

  Mr and Mrs Samy have a small beautiful garden. Mrs Samy likes to (1)_______ the plants. She (2)__________them twice a day.

  One day while Mrs Samy (3)__________4he plants with a hose, her neighbour advised her to use a watering can to save water. Mr and Mrs Samy have decided that they (4)___________ the plants with a watering can from then on. Seeing that, other neighbours also stop (5)__________their plants with a hose. Mrs Samy's neighbour is delighted.

2.
against  with   onto
away     from  at


  Bobo was a cowardly dog. He leaned (1)________the rock and thought sadly of all the silly things he had done. Feeling afraid, he had run (2)________frantically from a little mouse. Without thinking, he had jumped (3)________ the small wooden table. He had clumsily knocked over Mrs Brown's expensive vase (4)________ the table. Mrs Brown screamed and hit him (5)__________ a broom until he cried.

  "I wish I could be brave," cried poor Bobo.

Section E

Fill in the blanks with the correct words from the box. Use each word once only.
1.
crying     given      screamed       hiding
received  laughter  embarrassed  threatened

  Jim was always playing tricks on others. "Eeek!" Mary (1)__________as he found a dried dead lizard in the gift box. She had (2)_________the gift from Jim.

  "April Fool!" he shouted as she ran away, (3)__________. As he walked along the corridor, he heard (4)___________behind him and turned around to find out what was happening. "Someone has put this sticker on your back," laughed Andy as he pulled the sticker out. On the sticker were the words, "World's Biggest Fool". Jim felt (5)_________and decided to stop playing tricks on others. He apologised to Mary too.

2.
forgot    worried  ignored   informed
painful  applied  hurriedly  consoled

  Bob was swimming happily in the sea when he suddenly felt a sting on his right leg. However, he (1)________it and continued swimming. He felt (2)___________when he felt the same stinging sensation in his left foot as well. He (3)___________swam back to shore to seek help. At the first aid centre, the nurse (4)_________ Bob that he had been stung by a jellyfish. She immediately (5)__________ some vinegar on the wound. After a while, Bob felt better and returned home.

Section F

Read the passage carefully and answer the following questions in complete sentences.

  There was a big shiny patch on the top of Father's head where he was going bald.

  "I'm getting old! Losing all my hair!" he waited every morning in front of the mirror.

  Feeling concerned, Mother bought him a very expensive bottle of "Wonder Hair Restorer". Every morning and night, he rubbed it into his scalp. Every day, he peered closely at the bald patch for signs of new growth. It soon became obvious that the "Wonder Hair Restorer" was useless. Father was very disappointed.

  Desperate to help him, I sneaked the "Wonder Hair Restorer" to the garden. I mixed fertiliser, crushed grass and a little lime and oil. Then I added a dash of perfume to my very own brew to hide its foul smell. I emptied the bottle and filled it with my brew. Pleased with my efforts, I returned the bottle to the bathroom.

  The next morning we were all in for a great surprise. There was something different about Father. There was green stubble on his bald patch!

  "Green hair is better than no hair," I murmured as Father glared icily at me.
1.
Why was Father upset?

______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

2.
Why was the "Wonder Hair Restorer" useless?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

3.
How the author try to help her father?

______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

4.
What caused the green stubble on Father's bald patch?

______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

5.
How did Father feel about what the author had done?

_______________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________


Section A (Answers)

Answers

1.
D.

2.
C.

3.
C.

4.
C.

5.
B.

6.
D.

7.
B.

8.
A.

9.
C.

10.
A.

Section B (Answers)

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1.
A.

2.
B.

3.
A.

4.
D.

5.
A.

6.
A.

7.
D.

8.
D.

9.
B.

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D.

Section C (Answers)

Answers

1.
D.

2.
D.

3.
A.

4.
D.

5.
A.

Section D (Answers)

Answers

1.
1) water
2) waters
3) was watering
4) will water
5) watering

2.
1) against
2) away
3) onto
4) from
5) with

Section E (Answers)

Answers

1.
1) screamed
2) received
3) crying
4) laughter
5) embarrassed

2.
1) ignored
2) worried
3) hurriedly
4) informed
5) applied

Section F (Answers)

Answers

1.
Fat her was upset as he was getting old and was losing all his hair.

2.
Father had applied it for a few days and it still showed no signs of growth.

3.
She made a brew with fertilizer, crushed grass, a little lime and oil and filled the bottle with it.

4.
The author's brew caused it.

5.
He felt furious.

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