The dance performers put on a ______________show to welcome the guests to their anniversary celebrations. Everyone was impressed.
The kind lady said to the orphans, "Please help _______________ to the food".
Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
There once lived a monk called Shan, in a village in China. He had earned a great name for himself but he was very arrogant.
Qui Jun heard of his arrogance and wanted to teach the monk a lesson. He went to meet Shan who neither greeted him nor acknowledged his presence.
Just then a servant of the monk came with a messge, "The son of an army officer is here to see you."
The monk said, "I will go and greet him."
Shan welcomed the son of the army officer with respect. Soon, the army officer's son departed.
Qui Jun asked Shan, "Why is it that you greeted the army officer's son so respectfully, yet behaved so arrogantly towards me?"
Shan had a quick reply, "Please don't get me wrong. He is the son of a highly-ranked officer. We should respect him."
Qui Jun was upset with the monk's explanation and hit him with his stick.
Shan immdiately realised how foolish he had been and started showing respect to everyone he met.
Adapted from: www.pitara.com/takespin/folktales.asp
How did Shan, the monk, welcome Qui Jun?
Why did the monk greet the son of the army officer respectfully?
The monk was _____________________________________________.
How did Qui Jun react to the monk's explanation about his insincere behaviour?
Qui Jun ___________________________________________________.
The grateful lady offered the boy a reward. He declined.
She could adopt a cat. She could adopt a dog.
"When is your choir competition?" Mrs Tan asked her twin daughters.
Mr Tan asked her twin daughters __________________________________
Rose became a Singapore citizen. She has been learning the English language.
The crowd asembled (1) ______________ in the courtyard, before moving off to the famour historical building, known as the Blue Pyramid. Everyone was cheer (2) _________ excitedly. They could not waited (3) ___________ for the celebrations to begin. Unfotunetly (4) _____________, as the parade started, the crowd was nearly chockd (5) _____________ by the exhaust fumes as the tanks and other vehicles rumble (6) _____________ their way slowly up the hill.
On the other side of the courtyard, there was a carnival-like atmostphere. There were many stalls selling a dilisious (7) ____________ array of food. Trays of cake, pastries and sandwiches were arranged in a beautiful fashion. There was the lingering smell of freshly brew (8) ____________ coffee which waft (9) _____________ through the air. There were also games stalls where the prizes oferred (10) ________________ were attractive.
The Singapore Flyer is the latest tourist attraction in Singapore. It is located (1) _____________ the city. It is 165 metres tall or the height of a 42-storey building. It is about 30 metres (2) _____________ than the famed London Eye. You would not want to (3) ___________ taking a flight on this $240 million dollar wheel. It has a total of 28 capsules. Each capsule can (4) _____________ up to 28 people.
There are many reasons why you should not miss out on a (5) ____________ to this attraction. As the (6) _____________ turns, there are breathtaking views of the Marina Waterfront and historical landmarks dotting the city skyline. Some of these (7) _____________ are the Singapore River, Raffles Place, Merlion Park, Empress Place and the Padang.
In December 2008, the wheel stopped moving and trapped 173 passengers for about six hours. The breakdown was (8) _____________ by a short circuit and fire in the control room. Those stranded were given food and (9) ______________. The wheel restarted nearly seven hours after it had (10) ______________ and two people were hospitalised. After the incident, the Singapore Flyer was closed to the public for some time.
Adapted from: www.singaporeflyer.com
Everyone knows that Sara (1) __________ (be) a shy and timid girl. Last Sunday, she went to the art museum with her mother. Sara was waiting impatiently in the queue when she (2) __________ (spot) a famous painting. While she (3) ____________ (admire) it, a man nearby smiled at her. Sara smiled back, surprised at herself. She had never smiled at a stranger before. Just then, she saw a souvenir that she liked. She decided not to (4) ___________ (purchase) it as it was costly.
Read the passage carefully and answer questions 1 to 5.
Paula, Rose and Maria Lee were not really sisters but they had been raised together like one family. They were orphaned babies from different parts of the world.
Mr Lee was an explorer. He rescued them, adopted them and took them to his London home.
Paula explained, "I was rescued off a ship. Rose is an orphan from Thailand. Maria's father has died and her mother could not afford to keep her."
One day, Mr Lee went on a voyage and did not return. He went travelling for five years. During this time, the sisters were raised by two adults. They were Sylvia, Mr Lee's niece and Nana, the nurse. While he was away, they ran out of money.
Fortunately, Nan had a brainwave and decided to take in boarders. One such boarder was Miss Amy. She was a dance teacher. She arranged for the children to begin dance and stage training at her school, the Children's Academy of Dancing and Stage Training.
Paula adored the school. She longed to be an actress. Rose hated it. She yearned to be an aviator. All she wanted to do was learn about cars, planes and engines. Maria loved the school too. She was born to be a dance.
Adapted from Ballet Shoes by Noel Streafeild
boarder - someone who pays a sum of money in return for regular meals or accomodation
Which word in Paragraph 1 tells you that Paula, Rose and Maria's parents had passed away?
What did Mr Lee work as?
How did the family get money while Mr Lee was away?
Which word in the passage has the same meaning as 'longed'?
What was Maria's ambition?
(3) was admiring
(2) was standing
(4) shall continue
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