The firemen were relieved when they prevented the bushfire from spreading and causing more _____________to the farmlands.
Please do not put the fruits _____________the fridge. Put them on the table.
Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.
More than half of the people who took part in a survey by "The Straits Times" voted for Hainanese chicken rice as the most popular local dish in Singapore. The reason why they have chosen this dish is because it can be found in almost every hawker centre, food court, restaurant or coffee shop in Singapore.
Some have said that a plate of chicken rice is a meat in itself. It has flavoured rice, tender meat, slices of cucumber and a bowl of light soup. Therefore, it offers a more balanced diet than other well-liked dishes such as 'Laksa' and 'Nasi Lemak'. For as little as $2 a plate at some stalls, it is also very affordable compared to other dishes such as chilli crabs.
However, not everyone may think that chicken rice has nutritional value. Cooked with lots of chicken oil, it is certainly not very healthy. Others protest that as its name suggests, it it not even Singaporean!
When asked to clarify, food experts said that chicken rice has changed from the original Hainanese version to become a version unique to Singapore. Chicken rice was brought to Singapore in the mid-1900s by Hainanese immigrants, many of whom worked as cooks. The Hainanese immigrants improved on the original dish of plain boiled chicken eaten with plain rice by adding local ingredients to cater to the local taste. The creation of a chilli sauce to complement it is also unique to our love for spices.
It is cooked in chicken oil.
The word "it" in the last line of paragraph 4 refers to ____________________.
Read the passage below. Choose the most suitable word from the box and fill in the blanks.
Use each word once only.
footprints size temperatures
bright features dark
The Moon is Earth's naturual satellite. It is more than one quarter the (1) ______________ of Earth itself. There are many interesting (2) ______________ such as craters, mountain ranges and lava plains on the surface of the moon. The (3) ____________ left by astronauts on the moon will last for centuries because there is no wind and weather. As there is no atmosphere to trap heat, (4) _____________ on the Moon are extreme, ranging from 100°C at noon to -173°C at night.
The Mooon does not produce its own light, but looks (5) _____________ because it reflects light from the Sun. Think of the Sun as a light bulb, and the Moon as a mirror, reflecting light from the light bulb.
Read the passage below. Fill in the blanks with the most suitable words.
Use each word once only.
helpfulness helping helped
help helps helpful
Every Saturday, Tim's mother bakes cookies. Tim likes to (1) ____________ his mother. He scoops spoonfuls of dough onto the pan and he (2) ___________ to sprinkle chocolate chips on the cookies too. He also likes (3) ____________ his mother with the cleaning up.
Last week, Tim even (4) _____________ his mother to clean the whole oven. Tim is his mother's little helper. Tim never fails to get a reward for his (5) ____________. This is usually the first pick of the cookies, once they are cooled from the oven.
It was the Lantern Festival. The children in the neighbourhood were looking forward to it. At last, they could display their beautiful lanterns.
Jenny and her brother, James, could not (1) _____________ for the night to come. Their lanterns were special. Jenny's lantern was (2) ___________ like a space rocket. Both of their lanterns had little light bulbs which (3) ___________ out bright flashes of light.
Jenny and James proudly paraded their lanterns round the park. They were soon (4) ____________ by other children and their parents. The children's parents also bought mooncakes for everybody. Everyone (5) ____________ eating the mooncakes. James and Jenny could not wait for the next Lantern Festival when once again, they could participate in the lantern parade in their neighbourhood.
Mary is going out to play. John is going out to play.
I did not go to school. I was sick.
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Tommy's dog barked excitedly and raced towards a huge rock surrounded by loose, flat stones.
"Blacky! Stop!" Tommy commanded. The dog stopped momentarily in his tracks before running ahead again.
Tommy had no choice but to follow Blacky. He was panting away as the slope was quite steep. Blacky stopped beside a huge rock. As Tommy approached the rock, he could hear a pitiful, mewing sound.
Lying in the shadow of the rock was a brown cat. One of its legs was twisted at an odd angle. Tommy bent down to lift the cat carefully into his arms. He knew the little cat was injuried. Tommy made his way gingerly down the slippery slope with Blacky following behind. Luckily, the little creature in his arms did not put up any struggle, or he might have difficulty keeping his balance.
Soon, he arrived at Mr Lim's house. Mr Lim had lived in the neighbourhood for many years and was well-known for treating injured animals. Many people often went to Mr Lim for advise on how to look after their pets.
Mr Lim came out of his house quickly, alerted by Blacky's excited bark. He eyed the cat in Tommy's arms and led him into his house.
Mr Lim poured some warm water into a cup. Then he poured some liquid from a bottle into the water. He slowly tilted the cat's head back with his left hand and fed it with the green liquid. While Mr Lim was attending to the cat's injured leg, he assured Tommy that the cat would recover soon. Both of them were happy that they had done a good deed and saved a life.
Who was Blacky?
How did Tommy know that the cat was injured?
What would happen to Tommy if the cat had put up a struggle while being carried down the slope?
Why did Tommy bring the cat to Mr Lim?
What do you think was the green liquid that Mr Lim fed to the cat?
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