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Old School - Continual Assessment 2 (#2)

Section A

Choose the most suitable answer.
1.
When the mussel is in ____________ , it snaps its shell shut.
  1. danger
  2. need
  3. sight

2.

Su Ping was very nervous on stage. She ____________ .

"Good...after...noon...."

  1. squawked
  2. stuttered
  3. screeched

3.
The stars start ____________ away when the morning sun rises.
  1. fading
  2. stammering
  3. mumbling

4.
Pauline wore a jacket to keep herself ____________ on a windy day.
  1. cold
  2. hot
  3. warm

5.
Before going for our picnic, Father finds out the ____________ forecast for the day.
  1. season
  2. weather
  3. temperature

6.
Justin was the ____________ of the play and he had to read the important parts of the story not told by the characters.
  1. author
  2. illustrator
  3. narrator

7.
My pet dog likes to sleep in the corner of my bed where it is ____________ and comfortable.
  1. strange
  2. snug
  3. steamy

8.
The coach put up a ____________ on the board to inform the pupils of the training sessions.
  1. warning
  2. recipe
  3. notice

 

Section B

Choose the most suitable answer.

1.
Both the turtle and tortoise have patterns on ____________ shells.
  1. its
  2. his
  3. their

2.
When Kavita had to spell difficult words, she would break them ____________ in the dictionary.
  1. for
  2. out
  3. up

3.
After eating the bowl of curry chicken, Fatimah ____________ to feel sick.
  1. begun
  2. began
  3. begin

4.
Mrs Lee was very furious ____________ Hui Ling broke her expensive vase.
  1. when
  2. and
  3. or

5.
This bunch of grapes ____________ rotten. Please throw it away.
  1. were
  2. are
  3. is

6.
Some animals ____________ thick fur coat to keep them warm during winter.
  1. has
  2. have
  3. had

7.
Mother gave me ____________ money to buy a box of colour pencils.
  1. some
  2. most
  3. several

8.
Both the sisters are very tall but Heidi is the ____________ of the two.
  1. tall
  2. taller
  3. tallest

 

Section C

Fill in the blanks with the correct words from the box given below.

Use each word ONCE only.


asleep

flooded

grateful

ill

rainbow

crawled

frost

huge

listen

shivering

1.

  Once, there lived two lizards near the pond. They quarrelled all the time. One day, a large tortoise told them to change their bad behaviour. The lizards did not (1) ____________ to the tortoise.


 One afternoon, the pond was (2) ____________ during a heavy downpour. There was no dry place for the lizards to rest. Then, they saw a (3) ____________ rock that was big enough for the two of them. Immediately, the lizards (4) ____________ onto it.


 The lizards felt very cold and started (5) ____________ in the rain. While waiting for the rain to stop, the lizards were so tired that they fell (6) ____________ .


 When the rain had stopped, the sun came out and a beautiful (7) ____________ appeared. The lizards saw that the 'rock' that they were resting on was the tortoise. They were very (8) ____________ to the tortoise for saving their lives. From that day onwards, they shared everything they had and stopped quarrelling.


Section D

Fill in the blanks with the correct words from the box given below.

Use each word ONCE only.

1.

Passage 1


her

their

you

me

they

your


Sue: Hello John! I received a birthday party invitation from Shufen and her twin sister. Did they invite you to (1) ____________ party this Sunday?


John: Yes, they did. What will (2) ____________ be bringing to the party?


Sue: I'm not sure. My cousin promised to make some jelly and custard for (3) ____________ to bring over. What about you?


John: My grandmother is helping me. She will make (4) ____________ special stew


Sue: Special stew? Why is it so special?


John: It is special because of a secret ingredient. I can't tell you what it is.


2.

Passage 2


for

in

up

from

out

with


 Winter was approaching. The hardworking ants had started storing food (1) ____________ their nests to prepare for the cold season. The lazy grasshoppers looked at the ants and laughed.


 "Come and play (2) ____________ us!" the grasshoppers shouted.


 "No, we must store food for winter," answered the ants.


 The grasshoppers ignored the ants and hopped (3) ____________ the tree to the field. They continued playing as they thought that they had plenty of food around them. Soon, winter came and the fields were covered with snow.


 The ants took (4) ____________ their food and shared them with the hungry grasshoppers. The grasshoppers had learnt their lesson and did not dare to be lazy again.


Section E

Read the sentences below. Wrong or missing punctuation marks are spaced and grammatical mistakes are bold. An apostrophe is indicated by 's or s'.
1.
Charlie baked four hundred _________ loafs of bread for the king.

2.
"Should we asked the owl for help (   )" the birds wondered.

3.
The birds (  ) squirrels and badgers asked the lion for help.

4.
Will we be _________ go to Uncle Kumar's house next Tuesday?

Section F

Study the following text and then answer questions 1 to 5.

Refer to the text and answer the following questions.



1.

What is the name of the event?


It is called ________________________________________________ .


2.

Lydia is 10 years old. How much does she need to pay to join the competition?


She needs to pay $____ to join the competition.


3.

When is the last day for Gopal to register if he wants the early bird goodie bag?


He needs to register by ____________________________________ .


4.

Who should we call to register for the competition?


We should call ____________________________________ .


Section G

Read the passage carefully and answer questions 1 to 5.

Choose the most suitable answer.


 Winter usually starts in December and ends around February for countries in the northern part of the Earth. However, winter arrives in the Antarctic, which is in the southern part of the Earth, in March. During winter, nearly all creatures go to a warmer place except for the emperor penguins. They spend their whole lives on the Antarctic ice and in its water.


 To keep themselves warm, the penguins stay close together in a group. They take turns moving to the centre of the group where they are protected from the cold wind.


 These flightless birds breed in the winter. The female emperor penguin lays one egg and leaves to look for food. The egg is balanced on the male penguin's feet and covered with its pouch for 65 days!


 Finally, the egg hatches after about two months and the female penguin returns from the sea with food to feed and take care of the baby while the male penguin goes to look for food.


Adapted from National Geographic Kids

1.

When does winter start in countries at the southern part of the Earth?


It starts in ____________________________________ .

  1. March
  2. February
  3. December

2.

What does the word "its" in paragraph one refer to?


The word refers to ________________________ .

  1. the penguin's
  2. the creature's
  3. the Antarctic

3.

How do emperor penguins keep themselves warm?


They ________________________________________________ .

  1. turn quickly in the cold wind
  2. stay close together in a group
  3. stay inside a pouch for many days

4.

How does the male penguin keep the egg warm?


It ________________________________________________ .

  1. covers the egg with its pouch
  2. puts the egg inside a group of penguins
  3. brings the egg along when looking for food

5.
Which of the following sentence is true?
  1. Emperor penguins are the only creatures that live in the Antarctic.
  2. Both the male and female emperor penguins are able to look for food.
  3. The female emperor penguin balances the egg on its feet.

 

Section H

Read the passage carefully and answer questions 1 to 5.

Answer the following questions in complete sentence.


 Devi was eating her strawberry cupcake when her friend, Weili, exclaimed, "It's your turn to race! What is that on your face?"


 "It's cream from my strawberry cupcake," Devi replied. She wiped her face on her sleeve and ran to the starting line.


 The other five racers grinned at her. She smiled back. She thought to herself, "There must still be cream on my face!"


 As the teacher blew the whistle, all the six runners started to run as fast as they could. Devi was not sure what it was but her first few steps put her in front of the others and she won the race.


 Weili was surprised and asked Devi what made her run faster than usual. Devi laughed and said that it could be the power of the cupcakes. After that, she bought two more cupcakes and gave one to Weili. She felt that the cupcakes brought her good luck so she ate another one before the next race.


 When the second race started, Devi could not run as fast as she did the first time as she was too full. In the end, she came in last in the race.


 Weili and Devi no longer believed in the power of the cupcakes.


Adapted from www.havefunteaching.com

1.

How many people took part in the first race?


________________________________________________________________________


________________________________________________________________________


2.

Give a reason why Devi thought that there was cream on her face.


________________________________________________________________________


________________________________________________________________________


3.

What did Devi think had helped her win the first race?


________________________________________________________________________


________________________________________________________________________


4.

Which word in paragraph 5 tells you that Weili did not expect Devi to win the race?


________________________________________________________________________


________________________________________________________________________


5.

Why did Devi lose the second race?


________________________________________________________________________


________________________________________________________________________



Section A (Answers)

Answers

1.
A.

2.
B.

3.
A.

4.
C.

5.
B.

6.
C.

7.
B.

8.
C.

Section B (Answers)

Answers

1.
C.

2.
C.

3.
B.

4.
A.

5.
C.

6.
B.

7.
A.

8.
B.

Section C (Answers)

Answers

1.

(1) listen

(2) flooded

(3) huge

(4) crawled

(5) shivering

(6) asleep

(7) rainbow

(8) grateful



Section D (Answers)

Answers

1.

(1) their

(2) you

(3) me

(4) her



2.

(1) in

(2) with

(3) from

(4) out



Section E (Answers)

Answers

1.
loaves

2.

?



3.
,

4.
going

Section F (Answers)

Answers

1.
Sandwich Making Competition

2.
12

3.
20 August 2013

4.
Mrs Tan

Section G (Answers)

Answers

1.
A.

2.
C.

3.
B.

4.
A.

5.
B.

Section H (Answers)

Answers

1.
Six people took part in the first race.

2.
Devi thought that there was cream on her face as the other five racers grinned at her.

3.
Devi thought that the cupcakes had helped her win the first race.

4.
It is "surprised".

5.
Devi lost the second race as she was too full.

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