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Primary 4 English Ace The Exam wi rh My 247 Personal Tu ror39 De railed Explana rion of ALL Ques rions by Tu ror39 in Vir rual Classroom Consul ring Edi ror Dr Zhang Yong Ou rreach Edusys P re L rd ALL RIGHTS RESERVED No par r of This book and The accompanying CDROM may be reproduced or Transmi r red in any form or by any means elec rronic or mechanical including pho rocopying CD duplica rion replica rion or by any informa rion s rorage and re rrieval sys rem wi rhou r permission in wri ring from The Publisher Firs r Published 2010 ISBN 9789814275217 Published by Ou rreach Edusys P re L rd Dis rribu red by Ou rreach Sys rem P re L rd 20 Show Road 0703 Singapore 367956 Tel 65 91162024 Fax 65 31507345 email bookorlessonorg Websi re hTTpwwworlessonorq Please check URL regularly for new releases and promo rions Sample chap rer and lesson for each Ti rle can be downloaded from above URL Purchase online or callSMS 91162024 Today FREE home delivery one loca rion wi rhin Singapore for purchases above S60 ii Preface This book is wriTTen To assisT pupils in preparing for The Primary 4 English Paper Two examinaTions There are a ToTal of 10 specially crafTed examinaTion sTyle papers The main feaTures of The papers are as follows 1 QuesTions are modelled afTer examinaTion papers seT by Top well known Singapore schools 2 QuesTions are crafTed To enrich vocabulary and enhance undersTanding of English wriTing and language usage This book comes wiTh a mulTimedia CDROM The CDROM conTains deTailed explanaTion of every quesTion in each of The papers by our Teacher These lessons ensure pupils undersTand The reasons behind each answer OuTreach Book Alive series brings The TuiTion Teacherquot To you aT zero cosT You may also wanT To Try our online programme These are inTeracTive diagnosTic modules consisTing of mulTiple choice quesTions The incorrecT opTions To each quesTion are carefully crafTed based on specific misconcepTion in learners If your child submiT a wrong answer our sysTem will dynamically diagnose your child39s problem and provide an explanaTion on why The answer is wrong and whaT is The correcT way To solve such problems VisiT hTTpwwworlessonorq Today iii Contents Semes rral Assessmen r 1 Paper 1 1 Semes rral Assessmen r 1 Paper 2 10 Semes rral Assessmen r 1 Paper 3 19 Semes rral Assessmen r 1 Paper 4 28 Semes rral Assessmen r 1 Paper 5 37 Semes rral Assessmen r 2 Paper 1 47 Semes rral Assessmen r 2 Paper 2 56 Semes rral Assessmen r 2 Paper 3 65 Semes rral Assessmen r 2 Paper 4 74 Semes rral Assessmen r 2 Paper 5 84 Sugges red Answers 93 Free Pas r Year School Exam Papers from 2004 onwards for download and prin r Visi r h r rpwwworessonorq for links and download ins rruc rions Subscribe To Ou rreach Lesson Online Access for hundreds of hours of lessons and Thousands of ques rions Less Than 70 cen rs a days for unlimi red access To ALL subjec rs For de rails visi r h r rpwwworessonorq iV Semestral Assessment 1 Mock Paper 1 Duration 1 hr 30 min Marks Section A Graphics Stimulus 5 marks Study the following yer and then answer Questions 1 to 5 ouey39s exclusive offe Make it special for your mom Promotion from 1st to 15th May Booking essential Call us early to avoid disappointment Up to 30 off on Diley Offers all buffet meals special Mother s Day Deal Dine in at Diley s with your mother and get special discounts on all menus Enjoy live music while you eat Dedicate songs to your mother 10 off on selected drinks So come celebrate Mother s Day with us and make your mom s day special Offer valid at the following outlets Ang Mo Kio Jurong East and Yishun Check out the Hougang and Woodlands outlets for their inhouse promotions Who is the above advertisement directed at l Elderly ladies 2 Newly married couples 3 People celebrating Mother s Day with their mothers 4 People celebrating the Valentine s Day How much discount is Diley s offering on buffet meals 1 l 5 2 3 0 3 10 4 20 Which of the following is false 1 You can enjoy live music while dining at Diley s 2 There is a 10 discount on all drinks 3 The above advertisement is for Mother s Day 4 You have to go with your mother to get the discounts Which of the following outlets does not offer these discounts 1 Ang Mo Kio 2 Yishun 3 Jurong East 4 Hougang Jane would like to take her mom to dinner at Diley s What must she do before going 1 Email Diley s 2 Get a discount card from Diley s 3 Call for a booking 4 Go in person for booking Section B Vocabulary 6 marks Choose the most suitable answer and write its number 1 2 3 or 4 in the brackets provided 6 Michelle was look I glad 3 curious to know what was going on so she climbed over the wall to 2 scared 4 interested through the rocks and branches crashes as the storm rolled The wind on 1 whistled 3 heard 2 barked 4 swept 8 Two travellers walking in the noonday sun sought the of a tree l sight 2 shade 3 site 4 shadow 9 As the lion walked down the forest the other animals made way for him 1 resentfully 2 restively 3 respectfully 4 regarding 10 The origin of coffee as a popular drink shall forever remain a since there is no clue about it in history 1 mystic 2 myth 3 legend 4 mystery 11 His moment of was when he walked to the stage to receive the rst prize 1 glorify 2 proud 3 humbleness 4 glory Section C Grammar 6 marks Choose the most suitable answer and write its number 12 3 or 4 in the brackets provided 12 The man was along the King s highway I travelled 2 travel 3 travelling 4 travels 13 The reeds with the wind and so they do not break 1 bowed 2 bow 3 bowing 4 Will bow 14 The thirsty crow found a pitcher a little water in it 1 has 2 upon 3 fill 4 with 15 He at work all day and came back home feeling very tired I was 2 be 3 is 4 has 16 Jane can feel crawling up her back l everything 2 something 3 anything 4 nothing 17 Our school has made special arrangements for children parents work abroad 1 have 2 whose 3 which 4 who Section D Vocabulary Cloze 6 marks Read the passage below Choose the most suitable word from the box and ll in the blanks Use each word ONCE only 1 punished 2 drinking 3 mud 4 angry 5 eat 6 helpless A stray Lamb was 18 early one morning on the bank of a woodland stream That very same morning a hungry Wolf came by further up the stream hunting for something to 19 He soon got his eyes on the Lamb As a rule Mr Wolf snapped up such delicious morsels without making any bones about it but this Lamb looked so very 20 and innocent that the Wolf felt he ought to have some kind of an excuse for gobbling it up quotHow dare you paddle around in my stream and stir up all the 21 quot he shouted ercely quotYou deserve to be 22 severely for your rashness quot But your highnessquot replied the trembling Lamb quotdo not be 23 I cannot possibly muddy the water you are drinking up there Remember you are upstream and I am downstreamquot Section E Grammar Cloze 6 marks Part I Read the passage below Choose the most suitable word from the box and ll in the blanks Use each word ONCE only I knew 2 took 3 was 4 kept 5 changed 6 began Alice 24 up the fan and gloves and as the hall was very hot she 25 fanning herself all the time she went on talking quotDear dear How strange everything is today And yesterday things went on just as usual I wonder if I39ve been changed during the night Let me think 26 I the same when I got up this morning I almost think I can remember feeling a little different But if I39m not the same the next question is who in the world am I Ah that s the great puzzle quot And she 27 thinking over all the children she 28 that were of the same age as herself to see if she could have been 29 for any of them Section F Comprehension MCQ 5 marks Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow Autumn is the season that falls between summer and winter There are many changes that begin in this fascinating season Days become shorter Leaves of trees turn from green to vibrant red yellow and orange Trees need sunlight to keep their leaves a lively green Without sunlight leaves turn colours The grass is no longer blanketed with dew but with frost almost every morning as temperatures reach the freezing point Animals start storing up a food supply to last the long winter months The farmers also harvest their crops during the autumn These changes occur as we adjust from the heat of the summer to the chill of the winter In Ireland autumn comes in September while in Australia it begins in March and ends in May 30 When does autumn arrive 1 After winter 2 Before Summer 3 After Spring 4 After Summer 31 32 33 34 Which of the following changes occur during Autumn 1 Tree leaves turn green 2 The grass is blanketed with dew 3 Days become shorter 4 Days become hotter Why do leaves turn vibrant red during Autumn 1 Because it is so cold 2 Because the temperature rises 3 Because there is little sunlight 4 Because there is not enough water What do animals do to prepare for the end of autumn 1 Turn colours 2 Store food 3 Shed fur 4 Sleep When does Autumn arrive in Australia 1 March 2 May 3 September 4 December Section G Editing 4 marks Correct each word in bold for spelling and each underlined word for grammar Write the correct word in the relevant box Peter safe inside that hole didn39t didn39t have breath enuff 35 36 one jump farther from that hole Reddy Fox would have catch a word to say or if he did he to say it It was quite true that if he had been 37 him As it was the hairs on Peter39s funny white tail actually had tickled Reddy39s back as Peter plunged frantically through the rootbound intrance 38 been the narrowest escape Peter had had for a long long time to that hole It had Section H Comprehension Cloze 6 marks Read the passage below Fill in the blanks with the most suitable word The elements are 39 as Metals NonMetals Metalloids Noble Gases This main categorization is based on the electrical 40 of the elements Some elements tend to quotlosequot an electron and become positively charged These are the metals Other elements 41 to quotacquirequot an electron and become negatively charge The third group metalloids falls in between these two 42 And the Noble Gas category is quotunelectricalquot displays no interest in either acquiring and losing an electron but 43 the metalloids which can be quotpersuadedquot one 44 or the other the noble ones simply don39t engage Section 1 Synthesis and Transformation 3X2 marks For each of the questions rewrite the given sentences using the words provided Your answer must be in one sentence The meaning of your sentence must be the same as the meaning of the given sentences 45 Tropical rainforests exist on the continent of South America They also exist on the continent of Africa and 46 Tony was very happy He had won the rst prize in the creative writing competition because 47 I can t come to your place tonight I have to go to the market with my mother since Section I Comprehension Openended 5 X 2 marks Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow Dinosaurs are animals that evolved into many shapes and sizes Mention the word dinosaur and often you will have one person think of it as an animals like a longnecked Sauropod while another person will think of it as a large erce meateater like Tyrannosaurus Rex It should be clear then that the term quotdinosaursquot or the scienti c version quotDinosauriaquot describes a diverse group of animals with widely different modes of living The term was invented by Sir Richard Owen in 1842 to describe those quotfearfully great reptilesquot speci cally Megalosaurus Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus the only three dinosaurs known at the time The creatures that we normally think of as dinosaurs lived from late in the Triassic period about 225 million years ago until the end of the Mesozoic era about 65 million years ago but actually they live on today as birds 48 What are dinosaurs 49 Where does the term Dinosauria come from 50 Which living animal is closely related to a dinosaur 51 How long ago did dinosaurs exist 52 What has become of the dinosaurs now Do they still exist End of Paper Semestral Assessment 1 Mock Paper 2 Duration 1 hr 30 min Section A Graphics Stimulus 5 marks Marks Study the following yer and then answer Questions 1 to 5 Night CY NIGHT CYCLING IS BACK By popular demand The Adventure Society brings back Night Cycling On 13th September Begins 800pm This time we shall be going from the School Campus all the way to the East Coast Park giving the avid cyclers a good way to cycle If you want to join us directly at East Coast Park let us know by emailing Jia Yun at iiavunadventurecom Please bring your own cycles and helmets Register by 10th September midnight by emailing to cvclingadventurecom or calling Patrick at 90364723 ling quot9quot COME CYCLE AWAY WITH THE ADVENTURE SOCIETY cycle away the night for just 841an Plus 5 extra for dinner boxes at the East Coast Park Free Adventure Society Tee shirts for the rst 5 to register The early birds who complete the Journey rst will get free dinner boxes rst 10 people only so HURRY Register NOW 10 Who is the organizer of the above event 1 The East Coast Park 2 J ia Yun 3 Adventure society 4 Patrick What is the deadline for registering for the event 1 10th September 800pm 2 13th September midnight 3 13th September 800pm 4 10th September midnight What would the first few people to register get 1 Free tee shirts 2 Free Dinner boxes 3 Free registration 4 Free cycles and helmets How much does the event cost 1 4 2 9 3 5 4 10 What should you do if you want to join the cycling tour directly at the park 1 Bring your own cycles and helmets 2 Pay extra 5 3 Call Patrick at 9034723 4 Email J ia Yun Section B Vocabulary 6 marks Choose the most suitable answer and write its number 1 2 3 or 4 in the brackets provided 6 James is very lazy He doing homework and forces his sister to do it for him 1 enjoys 2 adores 3 detests 4 relishes Mr Bennet enjoyed the on his daughter s face as he handed her the keys to the car she had always wished for l astonishment 2 rage 3 boredom 4 annoyance ll 8 Janet was growing tired as she ran She could hear her heart loudly 1 sizzling 2 throbbing 3 clucking 4 splashing 9 I found my of German very useful when I travelled to Switzerland 1 don t know what would have I done otherwise 1 spellings 2 ignorance 3 exercise 4 knowledge 10 I had to eat the breakfast in a as I had to catch a train in 10 minutes 1 rush 2 laziness 3 hurry 4 excitement 11 The little bee from ower to ower 1 ew 2 aps 3 utters 4 its Section C Grammar 6 marks Choose the most suitable answer and write its number 1 2 3 or 4 in the brackets provided 12 Janet when she got the call from her mother 1 was cooking 2 has been cooking 3 is cooking 4 cooks 13 The river emerges from the mountains and into the sea 1 owed 2 ows 3 owing 4 would ow 14 There is a bridge the canal for pedestrians to cross by 1 above 2 with 3 over 4 at 15 Fred a rock and broke the window 1 throws 2 thrown 3 throwing 4 threw 12 16 All of us to the same school That was how we knew each other already 1 went 2 has gone 3 would have gone 4 would go 17 Andrew for a jog every morning because he likes to stay fit 1 went 2 goes 3 has been 4 go Section D Vocabulary Cloze 6 marks Read the passage below Choose the most suitable word from the box and ll in the blanks Use each word ONCE only 1 milk 2 question 3 else 4 felt 5 sleepy 6 walking Down down down There was nothing 18 to do so Alice soon began talking again quotDinah will miss me very much tonight I should think quot Dinah was the cat quotI hope they39ll remember her saucer of 19 at teatime Dinah my dear I wish you were down here with me There are no mice in the air I39m afraid but you might catch a bat and that39s very like a mouse you know But do cats eat bats Iwonderquot And here Alice began to get rather 20 and went on saying to herself in a dreamy sort of way quotDo cats eat bats Do cats eat batsquot and sometimes quotDo bats eat catsquot for you see as she couldn39t answer either 21 it didn39t much matter which way she put it She 22 that she was dozing off and had just begun to dream that she was 23 hand in hand with Dinah and saying to her very earnestly quotNow Dinah tell me the truth did you ever eat a batquot when suddenly thump thump down she came upon a heap of sticks and dry leaves and the fall was over 13 Section E Grammar Cloze 6 marks Part1 Read the passage below Choose the most suitable word from the box and ll in the blanks Use each word ONCE only 1 will 2 hit 3 wished 4 told 5 joking 6 tell Soon afterwards the wolf came and 24 him joy and said 39Now my good fellow you must 25 no tales but turn your head the other way when I want to taste one of the old shepherd39s fme fat sheep 39No said the Sultan 39I 26 be true to my master However the wolf thought he was 27 and came one night to get a dainty morsel But Sultan had 28 his master what the wolf meant to do so the farmer laid waiting for him behind the barn door When the wolf was busy looking out for a lamb the farmer 29 him on his back with a cudgel Section F Comprehension MCQ 5 marks Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow A fairy tale is a ctional story that may feature folkloric characters such as fairies goblins elves trolls giants and usually magic In modern days a quotfairytalequot or quotfairy storyquot can also mean any farfetched or unreal story Fairy tales commonly attract young children since they easily understand the magical characters in the story The older fairy tales were intended for an audience of adults as well as children but they were associated with children as early as the writings of the Brothers Grimm who titled their collection Children s and Household Tales and the link with children has only grown stronger with time The oral tradition of the fairy tale came long before the written page Tales were told or enacted dramatically rather than written down and handed down from generation to generation Because of this the history of their development is not known for sure The oldest known written fairy tales stem from ancient Egypt 0 1300 BC and later in China India and Greece 14 30 31 32 33 34 A fairy tale is l A story that was told a long time ago 2 A story about a fairy 3 A fictional story with magical people 4 A story that starts with once upon a time Which of the following is true about old fairy tales 1 They have scary characters in them 2 They were written only for children 3 They were true stories 4 They were also meant for adults These days people think fairy tales are 1 Very boring 2 Mostly unreal 3 Only suitable for adults 4 Very authentic stories from long ago Why is the history of fairy tales not known for certain I They are fictional stories and have no history 2 Because they are usually meant for children 3 Because people did not write them down 4 Because the old storybooks were all destroyed Where does the rst fairy tale come from 1 Egypt 2 India 3 Greece 4 China Section G Editing 4 marks Correct each word in bold for spelling and each underlined word for grammar Write the correct word in the relevant box A group of thuggish looking boys sarounted taunting him as he struggled to stood 35 Joshua and started 3 6 up They called him nasty names and mocked at him mercilessly 15 37 Dave the entire incident Bursting with rage he jostled his way through the crowd to save his brother Leave him alone a stern voice resonated in the crowd It was the deseplin 3 8 master The gang of bullies was silenced immediately and they were made to apologize to Joshua Section H Comprehension Cloze 6 marks Read the passage below Fill in the blanks with the most suitable word Just when Derek was 39 in displaying his creativity a lady dressed in a sophisticated manner appeared Little boy vandalism is a serious 40 Do you remember Michael Fay The American tourist said in a concerned voice Derek s face turned tomatored with 4 l as the kind looking lady urged him to stop defacing the walls Derek 42 profusely and he promised to clean up the walls Derek 43 home and found some white paint To atone for his misdeeds he repainted the walls again Luckily it was not much hard work for him as he had not sprayed over an 44 area Soon the walls looked just like its original form again Section 1 Synthesis and Transformation 3X2 marks For each of the questions rewrite the given sentences using the words provided Your answer must be in one sentence The meaning of your sentence must be the same as the meaning of the given sentences 45 I came to the book fair too I went there when you had left after l6 46 Iran after the bus I could not catch it but 47 Please pick up the dirty clothes from the oor Put them in the laundry basket and Section J Comprehension Openended 5 X 2 marks Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow Late at night they arrived at an inn and as it was bad travelling in the dark and the duck seemed much tired and waddled about a good deal from one side to the other they made up their minds to X their quarters there but the landlord at rst was unwilling and said his house was full thinking they might not be very respectable company however they spoke civilly to him and gave him the egg which Partlet had laid by the way and said they would give him the duck who was in the habit of laying one every day so at last he let them come in and they bespoke a handsome supper of meat pie and some ne wine and spent the evening very jovially 48 Why did the travellers decide to stay at the inn 49 Why did the landlord lie to them at rst l7 50 How did they convince the landlord to let them in 51 What was so special about the duck 52 What do you think the word j ovially means in the last line End of Paper 18 Semestral Assessment 1 Mock Paper 3 Duration 1 hr 30 min Marks Section A Graphics Stimulus 5 marks Study the following yer and then answer Questions 1 to 5 hiya it Willi iii THE KIDS ART WORKSHOP r For Kids aged from 6 to 12 years Presentation of At West High Community Centre Participation Sunday 18t June 2009 certi cates by 9 am to 1 pm Miss Kerry Jay Fee 10 per child All art materials will be provided by the Club itself You will get the chance to spend the day learning to draw using different types of materials including paints and crayons as well as make shapes by carving paper with our Creative Advisor Miss Janet Lau Prizes will be given to the three best drawings You can even get your drawing framed by just paying 5 extra For further details please call The T anya Activity Group office at 6516666 or email your queries to T anyaa2 coms2 Free shuttle service will be provided from Buona Vista MRT to West High Community Club l9 1 Who is conducting the Kids Art Workshop 1 Miss Kerry Jay 2 Janet Lau 3 Tanya Activity Group 4 Kids Club 2 Where is the workshop taking place 1 At Buona Vista 2 West High Community Centre 3 At the house of Janet Lau 4 At Tanya Activity Group s of ce 3 At the workshop the children will 1 Learn to carve wood 2 Make drawings and paper carvings 3 Have to bring their own art materials 4 Paint the West High Community Centre 4 What would be the reward for the best drawings 1 Participation certi cates 2 Free art materials 3 Extra crayons 4 Prizes 5 According to the advertisement further details could be obtained by 1 Calling Miss Kerry Jay 2 Emailing Janet Lau 3 Emailing or Calling the Activity group s of ce 4 Calling the activity group s of ce Section B Vocabulary 6 marks Choose the most suitable answer and write its number 1 2 3 or 4 in the brackets provided 6 The teacher James to take part in the sports competition since he was such a good athlete l discouraged 2 encouraged 3 courage 4 endear 7 The most achievement in a eld of research is to be awarded a Nobel Prize 1 distinguished 2 different 3 discovery 4 disciplined 20 8 The reeds were so that the slightest blow of wind could bend them l plump 2 undernourished 3 slender 4 fat 9 The helicopter over the elds while the General observed the area 1 soared 2 dashed 3 hovered 4 glided 10 Dan had to go see an doctor when he fell from the stairs and broke his arm 1 orthodontic 2 paediatric 3 orthopaedic 4 ophthalmologist 11 The teacher walked between the to monitor the kids while they took their test 1 edges 2 aisles 3 alleys 4 stage Section C Grammar 6 marks Choose the most suitable answer and write its number 12 3 or 4 in the brackets provided 12 She has several countries and knows ve different languages 1 visit 2 visiting 3 visits 4 visited 13 The bird was the ground to nd something to eat 1 scratch 2 scratching 3 scratched 4 scratches 14 It has not been snowing last week 1 since 2 towards 3 after 4 when 15 1 that movie a year ago I seen 2 see 3 saw 4 have seen 21 16 Dr Jones to see us yesterday 1 coming 2 came 3 come 4 comes 17 She didn t want to me at the station 1 meeting 2 meets 3 met 4 meet Section D Vocabulary Cloze 6 marks Read the passage below Choose the most suitable word from the box and ll in the blanks Use each word ONCE only 1 time 2 dinner 3 invited 4 narrow 5 displeased 6 bill For 18 the Fox served soup But it was set out in a very shallow dish and all the Stork could do was to wet the very tip of his 19 Not a drop of soup could he get But the Fox lapped it up easily and to deepen the disappointment of the Stork made a great show of enjoyment The hungry Stork was much 20 at the trick but he was a calm even tempered fellow and saw no bene t in ying into a rage Instead not long afterward he 21 the Fox to dine with him in turn The Fox arrived promptly at the 22 that had been agreed on and the Stork served a sh dinner that had a very appetizing smell But it was served in a tall jar with a very 23 neck The Stork could easily get at the food with his long bill but all the Fox could do was to lick the outside of the jar and sniff at the delicious smell 22 Section E Grammar Cloze 6 marks Part1 Read the passage below Choose the most suitable word from the box and ll in the blanks Use each word ONCE only 1 in 2 desired 3 upon 4 indeed 5 there 6 to A king and queen once 24 a time reigned 25 a country a great way off where 26 were in those days fairies Now this king and queen had plenty of money and plenty of ne clothes 27 wear and plenty of good things to eat and drink and a coach that took them everywhere they 28 However though they had been married for many years they had no children and this grieved them very much 29 But one day as the queen was walking by the side of the river at the bottom of the garden she saw a poor little sh which had thrown itself out of the water Section F Comprehension MCQ 5 marks Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow All of Jared39s friends were interested in what Jared39s mother did for a living She worked for the famous music news magazine quotMusicologyquot During the school vacation in early March Jared39s friend Andrea asked his mother if she would be interested in helping their school put together their own magazine Jared39s mother was more than happy to get involved Jared explained that the school has been trying to put together a magazine that would cover a variety of student topics On the rst day Jared39s mother assigned each student a job in the magazine Kathy and Bob were to work on the World News section Cheryl was assigned Local News Rita and Angela were to work on the Sports section The magazine was to be published in May and the team of students had only a few weeks to work on it All students were then asked to bring a draft of a story to next week39s meeting 23 30 Where does Jared s mom work 1 A famous sports news magazine 2 A famous world news magazine 3 A famous music news magazine 4 A famous lm news magazine 3 1 Who convinced Jared s mom to get involved with the school magazine 1 Jared 2 Andrea 3 Bob 4 Rita 32 Who was assigned to work on the Sports section of the magazine 1 Kathy and Bob 2 Bob and Rita 3 Angela and Jared 4 Angela and Rita 33 How long did the team have to work on the magazine 1 2 months 2 6 weeks 3 5 months 4 3month 34 What did the magazine want to focus on 1 Music news 2 Sports and entertainment 3 Local news 4 A variety of different topics Section G Editing 4 marks Correct each word in bold for spelling and each underlined word for grammar Write the correct word in the relevant box 35 He began to think of all the fun activities that he had earlier planning for this day and his sorrows multiplied Soon the other boys would come tripping along 36 on all sorts of delicious espidisions and they would made 37 fun of him for having to work the very thought of it burnt him like 24 3 8 re He got out his worldly welth and examined it bits of toys marbles and trash enough to buy an exchange of WORK maybe but not half enough to buy so much as half an hour of pure freedom Section H Comprehension Cloze 6 marks Read the passage below Fill in the blanks with the most suitable word One ne evening a young princess put on her bonnet and clogs and went out to take a walk by 39 in a wood and when she came to a cool 40 of water that rose in the midst of it she sat herself down to rest a while Now she had a golden ball in her hand which was her favourite 41 she was always tossing it up into the air and 42 it again as it fell After a time she threw it up so high that she missed it as it fell and the ball bounded away and 43 along upon the ground till at last it fell down into the spring The princess looked into the spring after her ball but it was very deep so deep that she could not see the bottom of it Then she began to 44 her loss and said 39Alas if I could only get my ball again I would give all my f1ne clothes and jewels and everything that I have in the world39 Section 1 Synthesis and Transformation 3X2 marks For each of the questions rewrite the given sentences using the words provided Your answer must be in one sentence The meaning of your sentence must be the same as the meaning of the given sentences 45 Jamaica has a very pretty pink dress She also has very nice shoes to go with it and 25 46 Tony does not know how to drive a car His brother does not know how to drive a car Neither nor 47 Janet is a very kind person However she was not able to help the poor lady at that moment Although Section J Comprehension Openended 5 X 2 marks Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow Some animals quothibernatequot for part or all of the winter This is a special and very deep sleep The animal39s body temperature drops and its heartbeat and breathing slow down As a result it uses very little energy In the fall these animals get ready for winter by eating extra food and storing it as body fat They use this fat for energy while hibernating Some also store food like nuts or acorns to eat later in the winter Bears skunks chipmunks and some bats hibernate Insects look for winter shelter in holes in the ground under the bark of trees deep inside rotting logs or in any small cracks they can nd One of the most interesting places is in a gall A gall is a swelling on a plant It is caused by certain insects fungi or bacteria They make a chemical that affects the plant39s growth in a small area forming a lump The gall becomes its maker39s home and food source 48 What is hibernating 26 49 50 51 52 What changes happen in the animals bodies when they are hibernating Why do animals eat extra during the fall Where do insects like to stay during winter What use is a gall to the insect that makes it End of Paper 27 Semestral Assessment 1 Mock Paper 4 Duration 1 hr 30 min Section A Graphics Stimulus 5 marks Study the following yer and then answer Questions 1 to 5 V I s I 39I s I N G A P o R E 39I o D A Y COME GET A TRUE TASTE OF ASIA Visit the Merlion Shop at the greatest shopping malls in Asia Enjoy a great combination of Asian and Western food at hawker centres Experience a side of Asia you have never seen before ALL THIS AND MORE at just 700 Package details Stay at Hotel Luxury 37 Prince Edward Road Tour buses and guides available for fullday tours Each tour begins at 8 am everyday So what are you waiting for REGISTER NOW by calling us at 1800 9555 Special discounts for families More details available at wwwabctravelscom Marks Package valid for 3 days 2 nights Cost of dining not included 28 WNW MONI M Who is the target audience of the advertisement shown above 1 Singaporean residents 2 Singaporean PRs 3 People who have already been to Singapore once 4 People who have never been to Singapore before How long is the package valid for l 2 days 2 nights 2 3 days 2 nights 3 5 days in total 4 3 nights 3 days According to the advertisement what is the best feature of Singapore 1 The hotels 2 The tour guides 3 The unique Asian culture 4 The restaurants Ben wants to visit Singapore alone How should he nd out more about it 1 Call the travel agency 2 Go to Singapore 3 Get his family to register as well 4 Visit the agency s website Which of the following is false 1 The agency is advertising the main attractions of Singapore 2 The agency covers the cost of dining 3 The guided tours would begin at 8am sharp 4 The tourists would stay at the Prince Edward road Section B Vocabulary 6 marks Choose the most suitable answer and write its number 1 2 3 or 4 in the brackets provided 6 Elise is a nature lover and frequently goes to explore jungles l passionate 2 patriotic 3 enthusiast 4 disgruntled 7 Jake dislikes meat pies ever since they once gave him an allergy I intentionally 2 internationally 3 intensely 4 intermittently 29 8 Mr Ng s artwork was greatly by everyone at the exhibition 1 inspired 2 admired 3 determined 4 imitated 9 The critics gave the latest book by J KRowling good 1 report 2 forecast 3 caption 4 reviews 10 Professor Tan asked his student to the sources of information before he uses them in his essay I verify 2 clarify 3 rectify 4 simplify 11 When someone does you a favour you should try to it by being nice to them 1 respond 2 review 3 reciprocate 4 reactivate Section C Grammar 6 marks Choose the most suitable answer and write its number 12 3 or 4 in the brackets provided 12 My father for an electronics company 1 working 2 works 3 has work 4 work 13 Where your family go for dinner last weekend 1 do 2 does 3 did 4 will l4 Michael s aunt him a book for his last birthday 1 gave 2 give 3 given 4 giving 15 1 know his sister and Jane her too 1 knowing 2 knows 3 know 4 known 30 16 The girls as fast as they could but they missed the bus 1 run 2 running 3 runs 4 ran 17 When she was young Jane s mother her a bedtime story every night 1 tells 2 told 3 telling 4 Will tell Section D Vocabulary Cloze 6 marks Read the passage below Choose the most suitable word from the box and ll in the blanks Use each word ONCE only 1 ideal 2 swim 3 emergency 4 ready 5 kindness 6 satisfaction A Girl Scout learns to l 8 not only as an athletic accomplishment but so that she can save lives from drowning She passes her simple tests in child care and home nursing and household efficiency in order to be 19 for the bigger duties when they come She learns the important facts about her body so as to keep it the fine machine it was meant to be And she makes a special point of woodcraft and camp lore not only for the fun and 20 they bring in themselves but because they are the best 21 course we have today A Girl Scout who has passed her First Class test is as ready to help herself her home and her Country as any girl of her age should be The simple recipe of making a very little girl perform every day some slight act of 22 for somebody else is the seed from which grows the larger plant of helping the world along the steady attitude of the older Scout And this grows later into the great tree of organized practical community service for the grown Scout the 23 of every modern woman today 31 Section E Grammar Cloze 6 marks Part1 Read the passage below Choose the most suitable word from the box and ll in the blanks Use each word ONCE only 1 than 2 could 3 should 4 be 5 whether 6 whom This means that you 24 obey those to 25 obedience is due through thick and thin If this were not an unbreakable rule no army 26 endure for a day It makes no difference 27 you are cleverer or older or larger or richer 28 the person who may 29 elected or appointed for the moment to give you orders once they are given it is your duty to obey them Section F Comprehension MCQ 5 marks Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow Samad was whistling a joyous tune as he strolled down the footpath at Labrador Park He was in high spirit as he has just passed his test with ying colours Just when Samad was admiring the picturesque park with its owers in full bloom an object whizzed by rapidly and shattered the tranquillity Samad felt an excruciating pain on his forehead and to his horror he saw blood trickling down his cheeks Some prankster must have threw a sharp rock at him he reckoned Luckily for Samad a passer by came to his aid immediately and called an ambulance Samad was in daze as he was helped cautiously into the ambulance Till today Samad still does not know who the culprit was but he thinks that it was his tough luck to be at the wrong place at the wrong time 30 What was Samad doing in Labrador Park 1 Whistling at his dog 2 Walking along the footpath 3 Taking a test 4 Practicing to y a kite 32 31 32 33 34 Why was Samad so happy 1 Because he saw a really beautiful ower there 2 Because he had learnt to whistle so well 3 Because he was having fun playing pranks on people 4 Because he had gotten a good score on his test Why did he start bleeding 1 He tripped over the footpath 2 He cut himself accidentally 3 He was hit by a stone 4 He fell down on a rock What happened after Samad started bleeding 1 He threw a stone back at the prankster 2 A passerby called an ambulance 3 He started crying loudly 4 The pranksters came and apologized What is Samad s opinion of the whole incident 1 He thinks it was all due to bad luck 2 He should take revenge from the pranksters 3 He wants to complain to the police 4 He thinks it was funny Section G Editing 4 marks Correct each word in bold for spelling and each underlined word for grammar Write the correct word in the relevant box The next morning when Dame Ilsabill awoke it was broad daylight and she jogged the fisherman with her elbow and said M 35 up husband and stir yourself for we must be king of all the land 39 My dear wife said the man why 36 we wish to be the king 1 will not be king 39Then I will said she But wife said the fisherman how can you be king the fish cannot make you a king Husband said she say no more about it but go and try I will be king So the 33 37 to think that his wife should want to be man went away quite sorofull king This time the sea looked a dark grey colour and it was covered with curling waves 38 and the frothy white phome Section H Comprehension Cloze 6 marks Read the passage below Fill in the blanks with the most suitable word In those days mothers of families could not telephone specialists to help them out when they nd themselves in a tight 3 9 there were neither telephones nor specialists So the Alcott girls had to know what to put on a blackandblue spot and why the jelly failed to quotsetquot and how to hang a skirt and bake a cake and iron a tablecloth Louisa had to 40 family guests and darn the family stockings Her home had not every 41 and convenience even as people counted those things then and without a 42 clever woman her family would have been a very unhappy one With all our modern 43 nobody has yet invented a substitute for a good allround woman in a family and until somebody can come up with one we must 45 to take off our hats to girls like Louisa Alcott Section 1 Synthesis and Transformation 3X2 marks For each of the questions rewrite the given sentences using the words provided Your answer must be in one sentence The meaning of your sentence must be the same as the meaning of the given sentences 45 I had to leave for school I finished my breakfast hurriedly SO 34 46 Maria likes pasta She likes pizza better prefers 47 Sean does not exercise regularly He will not stay very healthy If Section J Comprehension Openended 5 X 2 marks Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow When I fall asleep I dream about what it would be like to have a rocket ship If I had a rocket ship my first destination would be the Earth39s moon which is called Luna When I got to Luna 1 would jump all around Because there is little gravity 1 would be able to jump very high After I finished jumping all over the moon I would y to Saturn and travel around Saturn39s beautiful rings On my way to Saturn 1 would try to avoid a number of Asteroids Asteroids are large pieces of rocks and minerals In my science class I learned that it would take me almost my entire life to travel to Pluto Pluto is the last Planet in our solar system As it is so far from our Sun it is super cold I wish I could see Pluto up close 48 What is the name of the Earth s moon 35 49 50 51 52 Why does the author think he would be able to jump very high on Luna What are asteroids Why is Pluto s temperature so low What do you understand about Pluto s location from the last paragraph End of Paper 36 Semestral Assessment 1 Mock Paper 5 Duration 1 hr 30 min Marks Section A Graphics Stimulus 5 marks Study the following yer and then answer Questions 1 to 5 merCa 62 quotWquot I ACE Academy brings you a fruitful way to spend your summer holidays We will be offering the following courses at our camp Academic Duration Day Fee Courses World History 3 hours Monday 30 English Grammar 2 hours Thursday 45 Inside your 3 hours Saturday 45 personal computer Activity Duration Day Classes 60 50 Art and Craft 3 hours Friday Wood work 2 hours Sunday Chess for beginners 1 hour Tuesday 50 90 Piano Lessons 3 hours Wednesday o Kindly register by 13th May 2008 at the Front of ce ACE Academy 36 Paya Lebar o All classes will begin at 10 am 0 The classes are open only to primary school children Please note that the Camp begins on the 15th of May Cost of materials included 37 1 According to the advertisement what is the purpose of the classes 1 To teach kids piano 2 To provide kids a fruitful way to spend summer holidays 3 To earn money 4 To have a chess competition 2 Which of the following courses is not offered at the camp 1 English Grammar 2 Art and Craft 3 Singapore History 4 Wood work 3 If Jenny wants to attend the Art and Craft class by when should she register for it 1 17th May 2 1000 am Friday 3 On Thursday 15th May 4 13th May 4 Jenny only wants to spend 40 on the camp Which of the following courses can she 39 take 1 Art and Craft 2 Piano Lessons 3 World History 4 Chess for beginners 5 Which of following statements is true 1 The materials for wood work will be provided by ACE Academy 2 Secondary school students can attend these classes 3 There are no classes on Sundays 4 The shortest duration of a course is 2 hours Section B Vocabulary 6 marks Choose the most suitable answer and write its number 1 2 3 or 4 in the brackets provided 6 The bull s on the bullfighter was very frightening to watch 1 charge 2 attack 3 impact 4 blow 7 The lady wore a beautiful of pearls around her neck 1 row 2 chain 3 string 4 band 38 8 John nally up enough courage to tell his mother that it was him who broke the jam bottle I gathered 2 aligned 3 mustered 4 picked 9 The principal Judy permission to take a half day s leave from school 1 granted 2 con rmed 3 authorized 4 entitled 10 In order to complete the mountain hike Jane rst had to her fear of heights 1 overturned 2 overcome 3 overtook 4 overbear 11 The driver had to wait patiently till the long of people going for the Deepavali prayers passed 1 procession 2 mass 3 crowd 4 parade Section C Grammar 6 marks Choose the most suitable answer and write its number 1 2 3 or 4 in the brackets provided 12 The dog jumped the table 1 under 2 over 3 along 4 with 13 Michelle did not to cook anything so she ordered a pizza 1 wants 2 want 3 wanted 4 wanting 14 Both Tom and Jerry to the same school 1 goes 2 Gone 3 going 4 g0 15 At midnight Cinderella the dance because the fairy told her to do so 1 left 2 leaves 3 leaving 4 Will leave 39 16 This company requires us to pay the bills twice a month so I have to pay 1 weekly 2 bimonthly 3 monthly 4 annually 17 Leo was very busy so he to the party 1 did not go 2 does not went 3 did not went 4 went not Section D Vocabulary Cloze 6 marks Read the passage below Choose the most suitable word from the box and ll in the blanks Use each word ONCE only 1 perfectly 2 possibility 3 clustered 4 wind 5 liked 6 forbidden There was no 18 of taking a walk that day We had been wandering indeed in the lea ess shrubbery for an hour in the morning but since dinner the cold winter 19 had brought with it clouds so dark and a rain so penetrating that further outdoor exercise was now out of the question I was glad of it I never 20 long walks especially on chilly afternoons most dreadful to me was coming home in the raw twilight with nipped fingers and toes and a heart saddened by the chidings of Bessie the nurse Eliza John and Georgie were now 21 round their mama in the drawingroom she lay reclined on a sofa by the f1reside and with her darlings about her for the time neither quarrelling nor crying looked 22 happy She had 23 me from joining the group 40 Section E Grammar Cloze 6 marks Part1 Read the passage below Choose the most suitable word from the box and ll in the blanks Use each word ONCE only I surely 2 certainly 3 actually 4 strongly 5 lately 6 only I cannot stress too 24 the importance of personality in a successful stage career Along with the actual mastering of the dancing steps and acquisition of health and a beautiful body comes just as 25 the development of personality And since each individual has a distinct personality it is 26 when you select the type of dancing best suited to you that you succeed 27 people have begun taking up any kind of dance and that is not very good idea It is 28 because of this quality that the performance of stars like Evelyn Law Marilyn Miller Ann Pennington Gilda Gray and Fred and Adele Astaire leaves a lasting impression Every step every movement is 29 designed to drive home the characteristics of their individuality Section F Comprehension MCQ 5 marks Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow Tom appeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a longhandled brush He surveyed the fence and all gladness left him Thirty yards of board fence nine feet high Sighing he dipped his brush and passed it along the topmost plank then he repeated the operation did it again compared the insigni cant whitewashed streak with the farreaching continent of unwhitewashed fence and sat down on a treebox discouraged Jim came skipping out of the gate with a tin pail and singing Buffalo Gals Bringing water from the town pump had always been hateful work in Tom39s eyes before but now it did not strike him so He remembered that there was company at the pump Many boys and girls were always there waiting their turns resting trading playthings quarrelling ghting skylarking And he remembered that although the pump was only a 41 hundred and fty yards off Jim never got back with a bucket of water under an hour and even then somebody generally had to go after him So he decided to go himself and asked Jim to whitewash but he refused because he always spilled the water and the old lady had told him not to go near Tom while he was working 30 Why did Tom come to the fence 1 He was feeling very glad 2 His friends were there at the fence 3 He wanted to practice jumping over the fence 4 He had to paint the fence 3 1 Why did Tom suddenly become so unhappy 1 He forgot to bring the white paint 2 The long fence would require a lot of work 3 Jim won t let him go to the pump 4 He did not like Jim 32 What was Jim doing when he came along 1 Skipping and singing 2 Painting the fence 3 Holding a bucket of whitewash and a long handled brush 4 Bringing water from the pump 33 Why did the task of bringing water not seem hateful to Tom now 1 Because he wanted to get rid of Jim 2 Because Jim would otherwise spill all the water 3 He also wanted to skip and sing on the way to the pump 4 He wanted to play with the children who would be at the pump 34 Which of the following is true 1 Jim was a very responsible kid 2 Tom loved white washing fences 3 Jim was not allowed to go and talk to Tom 4 The fence was nine feet long 42 Section G Editing 4 marks Correct each word in bold for spelling and each underlined word for grammar Write the correct word in the relevant box 35 The human body is the instooment of the dancer and must been 3 6 as much under the direct command of the dancer as the violin is at the 3 7 command of the musician It must respond instentaniously and without effort to every emotion and thought in the dancer39s mind To do this it is obvious that the physical mechanism of the entire body must be completely master 3 8 and controlled Section H Comprehension Cloze 6 marks Read the passage below Fill in the blanks with the most suitable word It was a glorious Sunday morning The sun shone from a clear blue sky and I could hear the birds singing their happy songs from 39 in the treetops I woke up feeling happy and excited as it was my birthday Iran out of my room expecting to see a big birthday cake and lots and lots of 40 However I was extremely 41 when I found the house quiet and empty There was a note on the dining table telling me that my 42 had gone to the park with my little sister My blood started to boil when I realised that my family members had forgotten that it was my birthday that day Tears started 43 down my cheeks and feeling hurt and miserable I stomped back to my room I fell asleep and soon dreamt that aliens were attacking me with their slimy limbs I found myself struggling to ward them off with my hands and to weep off the green slimy juice they were spitting on my face at the same time Then I woke up to see a cute little puppy with 43 twinkling bright eyes staring down at me It was wagging its tail nonstop and when it 44 my face I realised that it must be the puppy that had caused me to dream about aliens spitting on me Section 1 Synthesis and Transformation 3x2 marks For each of the questions rewrite the given sentences using the words provided Your answer must be in one sentence The meaning of your sentence must be the same as the meaning of the given sentences 45 Laila went to the supermarket Jane went there too Both 46 It is such a beautiful day today exclaimed Susan Susan exclaimed that 47 If we do not hurry up we shall miss the beginning of the show Unless Section J Comprehension Openended 5 x 2 marks Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow A deserted alley was chosen as the venue where the boys will settle their scores Jack came alone while Ben arrived with his gang of thuggish looking friends The two boys Jack and Ben locked gaze and glared at each other aggressively Without exchanging a word they started raining blows on each other Jack delivered a nasty punch on Ben s jaw To retaliate Ben rammed his fist into Jack s stomach Jack fell and writhed on the ground in excruciating pain Ben s gang seized the opportunity to finish him off Just as it looked like they were succeeding a stranger happened to chance upon the fight 44 and called the police In an instant the police and the paramedics arrived at the scene and rushed Jack to the emergency unit Jack s life could have been in grave danger had the stranger not intervened to save him A police report was made and Ben and his gang were arrested The ght was a result of vicious name calling Jack deeply regretted facing these tough guys alone he should have consulted an adult rst Jack thanked the stranger repeatedly for saving his life 48 Why do you think the boys chose a deserted alley for the ght 49 Which of the two boys fell down rst 50 How was Jack s life saved 45 51 Why did the ght take place 52 Did Jack do a Wise thing by coming to ght alone End of Paper 46 Semestral Assessment 2 Mock Paper 1 Duration 1 hr 30 min Marks Section A Graphics Stimulus 5 marks Study the following yer and then answer Questions 1 to 5 FANTANSY SHAh OO s antiseptic and antioxidant properties help protect your hair and invigorate the hair roots It also moisturises your hair leaving it looking and feeling healthy DO NOT WAIT SO EASY TO WIN i Just paste the Fantansy Shampoo logo contest sticker Buy that is found on the back of any 250ml pack on the FANTANSY entry form together with your particulars and send in your entry SHAlWPOO now to enjoy I quality and 1st prize trip for 2 to Venice Italy worth 4000 W111 fantaStlc 2nd prize trip for 2 to Bangkok Thailand worth 2000 PrlZGS 10 consolation prizes 2 hair treatments worth 50 RULES AND REGULATIONS I 1 Staff and families of FantansyS Pte Ltd are excluded from this contest 2 Multiple entries are allowed but each entry must be on an of cial entry form with Fantansy logo attached Closing date for entries is 15 Oct 2009 The draw will be held on 1 Nov 2009 Prizes are not exchangeable for cash l Fantansy Shampoo helps 1 protect your hair 2 invigorate the hair roots 3 moisturize your hair leaving it looking and feeling healthy 4 All of above 47 The second prize for the contest is a trip for two to 1 Venice 2 Bangkok 3 Italy 4 All of above The draw will be held on 1 1 Oct 2009 2 15 Oct 2009 3 1 Nov 2009 4 15 Nov 2009 The Fantansy Shampoo logo contest sticker can be found at the back of l 250 ml pack 2 300 ml pack 3 200 ml pack 4 350 ml pack Which of the statements is false 1 All prizes are worth at least 50 each 2 Everyone can participate in the contest 3 Winners cannot exchange the prize for cash 4 A person can sent in multiple entry forms provided Fantansy logos are attached Section B Vocabulary 6 marks Choose the most suitable answer and write its number 1 2 3 or 4 in the brackets provided 6 He is known to be an on marine mammals l introvert 2 expert 3 intruder 4 extrovert 7 My father is a lawyer but he me from entering the field 1 discourages 2 encourages 3 persuades 4 convinces 8 Jack was by his teacher as he stole a wallet from his friend 1 awarded 2 rewarded 3 punished 4 allocated 48 9 The police are searching for the attacker of a 90year old woman 1 admirable 2 humane 3 brutal 4 pleasant 10 The librarian will to you how to use the catalogue system 1 defend 2 explain 3 tell 4 assemble 11 The bride was with happiness as she walked down the aisle towards the bridegroom l gloomy 2 dull 3 hesitant 4 radiant Section C Grammar 6 marks Choose the most suitable answer and write its number 1 2 3 or 4 in the brackets provided 12 Yesterday John and I followed the recipe and made a cheesecake l ourselves 2 himself 3 themselves 4 myself 13 My father a book at the moment 1 reads 2 is reading 3 read 4 was reading 14 Sorry I a bath when you called me last night 1 was taking 2 is taking 3 took 4 take 15 The soup is very sweet You have put too sugar in it 1 few 2 many 3 much 4 little 16 I this project two weeks ago 1 start 2 started 3 have started 4 had started 49 17 dresses on that bed belong to my sister 1 That 2 These 3 This 4 Those Section D Vocabulary Cloze 6 marks Read the passage below Choose the most suitable word from the box and ll in the blanks Use each word ONCE only A overview B perceptions C harmful D meaning E enjoyable F sources H intolerable I damage It is dif cult to give a de nition of noise Noise is generally considered as an unpleasant sound coming from various 18 Noise can come from a plane that is takingoff from a passing vehicle or from a blasting radio However noise can be l9such as the noise made at a pop concert Depending on their 20 people may view noise differently For example a mother may assess a loud cry of her child as a sign of hunger but a neighbour may nd it totally 21 Besides some noises may cause 22 to the ears Too loud noises can impair our hearing and dampen its power The noise produced by a gunshot or a factory are some examples In the long run such noises are extremely 23 and may have disastrous consequences Section E Grammar Cloze 6 marks Part1 Read the passage below Choose the most suitable word from the box and ll in the blanks Use each word ONCE only A baked B have baked C will bake D is baking E baking F has baked G hopes H hope Michelle really enjoys 24 By the age of fteen she 25 so many cakes by herself that even her mother is surprised Tomorrow is her mother s birthday Michelle 26 a cake for her mother 50 tomorrow She is very con dent because two weeks ago she also 27 a cake for her friend and he liked it very much Now she 28 a banana cake for her younger brother in the kitchen She 29 that her brother and mother will like the cakes that she is baking for them Section F Comprehension MCQ 5 marks Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow Owning a pet may be more interesting than you imagine Let s start with a rabbit Rabbits generally are safe and easy to take care of However if you have never kept rabbits as pets before you should avoid some breeds with long hair and long ears such as the Angoras You may think they are lovely and attractive but you will need to spend a lot of time brushing and keeping their hair clean Rabbits are very active so they need a big hutch that gives them a lot of room to move around The rabbit s hutch should be at least four times as long and twice as high as the rabbit Your rabbit s hutch also needs to be dry all the time Rabbits are not difficult to feed They love green food such as carrot tops cabbage leaves green lettuce and grass Oats and bread crusts can also be their food And do not forget to give them a lot of fresh water every day 30 Why do rabbits make ideal pets 1 They are lovely 2 They are lively 3 They are safe and easy to take care of 4 They are attractive 31 Why are the Angoras not recommended for those who are keeping rabbits as pets for the first time 1 Their hair is too long 2 They are attractive 3 They have long ears 4 You need to spend a lot of time brushing and keeping their hair clean 51 32 Which of the following food is not recommended for a rabbit l Oats 2 Cheese 3 Green Food 4 Bread crusts 33 Which of the following statement is false 1 A rabbit is active 2 A rabbit s hutch should be as long as a rabbit 3 A rabbit needs a lot of room to move around 4 A rabbit hutch needs to be dry all the time 34 Which of the following statements is true 1 A rabbit needs a lot of fresh water 2 Generally a rabbit is so dif cult to take care of 3 A rabbit is not active 4 A rabbit loves canned food Section G Editing 4 marks Correct each word in bold for spelling and each underlined word for grammar Write the correct word in the relevant box 35 Some animals adopt camou age to pratect themselves from 36 their predators A chameleon often camou age itself by blend 3 7 its colour with the tree trunks and leaves in a forest or lying so still in a tree trunk that no one knows that it is there This also makes it easier for a chameleon to catch its preys Besides colours skin patterns are also useful in camou age 38 A zebra can deceige its main predator a lion by blending its wavy lines with the tall grass around them Although the zebra s stripes are black and white and the lines of grass are yellow brown or green the lion may overlook the zebra because the lion is colourblind 52 Section H Comprehension Cloze 6 marks Read the passage below Fill in the blanks with the most suitable word Jimmy loves drawing and he can do it very 39 One day his teacher asked him to participate in the drawing competition organized by the school Jimmy was very happy and proud to 40 his class in the competition In order to win the competition Jimmy 41 many hours practicing drawing On the day of the competition Jimmy was rather nervous but his teacher was there to 42 him He decided to draw a lively park with colourful owers and birds He did try his best and his work was really beautiful in the end Due to the great effort that he put in Jimmy won the rst 43 in the competition His teacher congratulated him He was very contented and 44 of himself Section 1 Synthesis and Transformation 3X2 marks For each of the questions rewrite the given sentences using the words provided Your answer must be in one sentence The meaning of your sentence must be the same as the meaning of the given sentences 45 Mary does not like cooking Her sister does not like cooking too Neither Mary 46 You cannot take the ruler The ruler is not yours Unless 47 We are having a great time dining at Heaven Restaurant exclaimed Johnny Johnny exclaimed that 53 Section J Comprehension Openended 5 X 2 marks Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank and of having nothing to do once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading but it had no pictures or conversations in it quotand what is the use of a bookquot thought Alice quotwithout pictures or conversationsquot So she was considering in her own mind as well as she could for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid whether the pleasure of making a daisychain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her There was nothing so very remarkable in that nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself quotOh dear Oh dear I shall be too latequot when she thought it over afterwards it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this but at the time it all seemed quite natural but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoatpocket and looked at it and then hurried on Alice started to her feet for it ashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoatpocket or a watch to take out of it and burning with curiosity she ran across the eld after it and was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbithole under the hedge In another moment down went Alice after it never once considering how in the world she was to get out again The rabbithole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down what seemed to be a very deep well Adopted from Alice s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll 48 Which word in the passage has the same meaning as land along the side of a river or lake 54 49 50 51 52 What did the rabbit look like When Alice saw the rabbit talking to itself how did she feel Why did Alice run across the eld after the rabbit What was the rabbithole like End of Paper 55 Semestral Assessment 2 Mock Paper 2 Duration 1 hr 30 min Marks Section A Graphics Stimulus 5 marks Study the following yer and then answer Questions 1 to 5 FunampJoy Restaurant FAMILY DAY SPECIAL Promotion on 23th May 2008 Booking is essential to avoid disappointment Free Dinner for 1 if your family dines at our restaurant Soup of the day Beef or Pork Free mixed salad Fish amp Chips or Pasta or Beef Steak CoffeeTeaSoft Drink 5000 Price is subject to 7 GST This offer is available at Raf es Jurong East and Tampines outlets Check out the Toa Payoh and Woodlands outlets for their inhouse promotions 56 1 Which kind of soup is available for this promotion 1 Mushroom 2 Chicken 3 Beef and Pork 4 Cream 2 On which occasion is this promotion available 1 Mother s day 2 Family Day 3 Father s Day 4 Valentine Day 3 Which course is not available for this promotion 1 Pasta 2 Fish amp Chips 3 Chicken Chop 4 Beef Steak 4 Which outlet does not offer this promotion 1 Raf e 2 Tampines 3 Jurong East 4 Woodlands 5 Which statement is true 1 This promotion is for two persons in a family 2 This promotion is available at the Raf es Jurong East Tampines outlets 3 This promotion does not include drinks 4 The value of this promotion is below 50 Section B Vocabulary 6 marks Choose the most suitable answer and write its number 1 2 3 or 4 in the brackets provided 6 Linda became when her computer was broken down 1 dissatis ed 2 frustrated 3 uninterested 4 hopeless 7 Drugs by doctors can be extremely dangerous if used in the wrong way 1 prescribed 2 announced 3 diagnosed 4 conveyed 57 8 Jessica has set her on becoming a ballet dancer 1 head 2 heart 3 feet 4 brain 9 You look tired A shower will you 1 reborn 2 renewed 3 restore 4 refresh 10 The is studying the weather conditions in South America 1 astronomer 2 psychologist 3 meteorologist 4 surveyor ll 1 always get in my stomach before an exam 1 bird 2 y 3 butter ies 4 insect Section C Grammar 6 marks Choose the most suitable answer and write its number I 2 3 or 4 in the brackets provided 12 Both of them at the meeting today 1 are 2 was 3 is 4 were 13 I my mother prepare the dinner yesterday 1 was helping 2 has helped 3 helped 4 have helped 14 Last night I when my sister returned home 1 study 2 studied 3 is studying 4 was studying 15 Linda did not have time to prepare for the presentation 1 much 2 little 3 few 4 many 58 16 Two days ago I in Italy to meet an important client 1 am 2 was 3 had been 4 be 17 students standing over there are the best students in my class 1 These 2 This 3 Those 4 That Section D Vocabulary Cloze 6 marks Read the passage below Choose the most suitable word from the box and ll in the blanks Use each word ONCE only A managed B resilience C prize D suffer E rescued F struck G amputate H disconnect Mr Tan was 18 after being buried for seventy hours under the rubble of a building He was one of thousands of victims that were pulled to safety after the earthquake l9 Sichuan province However he had to 20 from much pain because the doctor had to 21 one of his legs and arms to free him from the rubble Rescuers spent many hours before they 22 to drag him out of the collapsed walls He was lucky to be still alive after a long hard time This man really showed amazing 23 and strength Section E Grammar Cloze 6 marks Part1 Read the passage below Choose the most suitable word from the box and ll in the blanks Use each word ONCE only A up B for C out D at E by F on G in H with It was seven o clock in the morning and the alarm clock was ringing Linda jumped 24 of her bed and went to the bathroom to take a bath Then she put 59 25 her uniform and woke her sister 26 A breakfast made 27 her mother was ready There was bread 28 cheese After nishing breakfast they headed 29 school Section F Comprehension MCQ 5 marks Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow John Jimmy Daniel and I were in the same class when we were ve and since then we have been best friends We have had a lot fun together I remember the time in primary school when we always played soccer together for an hour after school Sometimes we did not tell anyone where we were and we got into trouble when our parents could not locate us In secondary school instead of soccer we became interested in catching grasshoppers or butter ies Daniel has shown an interest in these insects since then and now he is a famous biologist We had fun time following him to grass elds and running after these insects After that with each one that we caught he told us long stories of its characteristics Amazingly we went to the same college when we got older Jimmy and I pursued journalism Mary took a business course and Daniel studied in the biological eld Now each one of us has our own family but we are still best friends 30 The boys were when they were ve 1 neighbours 2 classmates 3 trouble makers 4 soccerfans 31 The boys got into trouble over the soccer game as 1 Their parents did not know where they were 2 They were not allowed to play soccer 3 They were not allowed to play soccer together 4 They were bad boys 60 32 Who becomes a biologist now 1 John 2 The author 3 Jimmy 4 Daniel 33 What did Daniel do with the insects they caught 1 He killed them 2 He told the other three about the insects characteristics 3 He threw them away 4 He ran after them 34 Which of the following statement is true 1 They followed the same career 2 They went to the same college 3 They did not have a great time together 4 They have been friends since they were ten years old Section G Editing 4 marks Correct each word in bold for spelling and each underlined word for grammar Write the correct word in the relevant box I have an older brother named Chris He is now studying in France to become a doctor He wanted to become a doctor when 3 5 he was ten Chris is very good at imredding 3 6 other people with his intelligence He works really hard as he believes it is the key to success We are very confedinet 37 that he will become a good doctor one day Everyone at home miss 3 8 him a lot because he only comes back to Singapore once a year during his holidays I hope that one day I can go to France to visit him 61 Section H Comprehension Cloze 6 marks Read the passage below Fill in the blanks with the most suitable word People are often fearful of sharks That is because most of us do not know 39 about this sh We only know that sharks are killers and should be avoided 40 all cost However there are only two 41 of sharks that are referred to as maneating sharks These are the great white shark and the tiger shark The great white shark is very ferocious It is about 9 to 12 metres long and has a strong 42 of smell that helps it detect its prey from a distance away The tiger shark is less ferocious 43 the great white shark though they are about the same size Both types of sharks reside 44 the tropical waters Section 1 Synthesis and Transformation 3X2 marks For each of the questions rewrite the given sentences using the words provided Your answer must be in one sentence The meaning of your sentence must be the same as the meaning of the given sentences 45 If you do not tell Alice about the presentation she will not prepare it well Unless 46 Jeremy is still studying It is already lam Although 47 Judy is practising singing She can win in the competition tomorrow so that 62 Section J Comprehension Openended 5 X 2 marks Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow Four hundred years ago most of the people who lived in Europe thought that the earth was at They knew only the land that was near them They knew the continent of Europe a small part of Asia and a strip along the northern shore of Africa They thought this known land was surrounded by a vast body of water that was like a broad river Sailors were afraid to venture far upon this water for they feared they would fall over the edge of the earth Other seafaring men believed that if they should sail too far out upon this water their vessels would be lost in a fog or that they would suddenly begin to slide downhill and would never be able to return Wind gods and storm gods too were supposed to dwell in this mysterious sea People believed that the wind and storm gods would be very angry with anyone who dared to enter their domains and that in their wrath they would hurl the ships over the edge of the earth or keep them wandering round and round in a circle in the mist and fog It is no wonder that the name quotSea of Darknessquot was given to this great body of water which we now know to be the Atlantic Ocean nor is it surprising that the sailors feared to venture far out upon it Adapted from Discoverers and Explorers by Edward R Shaw 48 Four hundred years ago what did most of people think of the earth 63 49 50 51 52 Why were sailors afraid to venture far upon the vast water that was thought to surround the known land What did most people think of wind gods and storm gods in those days What is the word in the passage that means extreme anger What was the name given to the Atlantic Ocean in those days End of Paper 64 Semestral Assessment 2 Mock Paper 3 Duration 1 hr 30 min Marks Section A Graphics Stimulus 5 marks Study the following yer and then answer Questions 1 to 5 GRACIOUS Travel Fair December Holiday is coming Don t miss it Visit our travel booths at GRACIOUS Travel Fair and let our friendly travel agents help you choose your best holiday ever You can enjoy samples of delicious food from around the world at the GRACIOUS Travel Fair Exciting games are also waiting for you and your family at our fair Book your travel holiday early at the GRACIOUS Travel Fair and give yourself a chance for one night stay in Sydney w Date 20 Oct to 30 NOV 2008 EARLY ImomNG SPECIAL Venue Singapore Expo Hall 2 Be the first 100 to book your Time 10am to 9pm holiday and stand a win in the lucky draw Organized by J oyCo PteLtd Fun Travel J ingo Jet Asia 65 1 The GRACIOUS Travel Fair will last for 1 12 days 2 13 days 3 11 days 4 10 days 2 What is not available at the GRACIOUS Travel Fair 1 Travel booths 2 Fashion shows 3 Games 4 Sample food 3 Who is the sponsor of the GRACIOUS Travel Fair 1 Fun Travel 2 J oyCo PteLtd 3 Gracious 4 Early Booking 4 The GRACIOUS Travel Fair is offering holiday bookings mainly in 1 June 2 February 3 May 4 December 5 If customers book their holiday early they will stand a chance to win onenight stay 1n 1 Hong Kong 2 Sydney 3 Venice 4 Bangkok Section B Vocabulary 6 marks Choose the most suitable answer and write its number 1 2 3 or 4 in the brackets provided 6 Tom s writing was so that his teacher cannot read at all 1 impractical 2 illiterate 3 illegible 4 impossible 7 Mr Tan was for his great contribution to the scienti c research 1 commended 2 commented 3 assigned 4 allocated 66 8 Someone my car and stole the radio I broke down 2 broke off 3 broke into 4 broke up 9 The victims who suffered from liver poisoning after consuming a company s health products received from that company 1 award 2 payment 3 return 4 compensation 10 The competitors in the race have to many challenges to be the winners 1 overtake 2 overcome 3 override 4 overlook 11 She does not dare to raise her opinion about anything in class She is a student 1 timid 2 grudging 3 frantic 4 diligent Section C Grammar 6 marks Choose the most suitable answer and write its number 12 3 or 4 in the brackets provided 12 Listen Someone l was singing 2 sings 3 is singing 4 sang 13 After yesterday party 1 have money left Can I borrow some from you 1 little 2 many 3 much 4 few l4 Amelia and 1 designed our project and did not ask our professor for help 1 herself 2 themselves 3 myself 4 ourselves 15 Look at girls standing there They are all Mr Tan s students 1 these 2 those 3 this 4 that 67 16 Yesterday Michelle came when 1 dinner 1 was cooking 2 is cooking 3 cooked 4 cook 17 He this book one year ago 1 was reading 2 reads 3 read 4 is reading Section D Vocabulary Cloze 6 marks Read the passage below Choose the most suitable word from the box and ll in the blanks Use each word ONCE only A magni cent B nervous C ap D gracefully E hatched F belonged H clucking I thought A farmer found an eagle s egg and put it in his hen s nest The eagle 18 out and grew up with a brood of chicken All his life the eagle thought of himself as a chicken He did all the things that a chicken does such as scratching earth for worms and insects 19 and cackling He could not y at all he could only 20 a few feet into the air One day when the eagle was very old he saw a 21 bird above him in the sky It glided so 22 that the eagle admired it a lot But the eagle never knew that he 23 to that breed of bird So the eagle lived and died as a chicken for that was what he thought he was Section E Grammar Cloze 6 marks Part1 Read the passage below Choose the most suitable word from the box and fill in the blanks Use each word ONCE only A off B up C to D on E back F in G about H at My friends and I were excited 24 our camping trip We packed 68 25 everything two days before we set 26 However 27 the second day of our trip it rained heavily and one of my friends Jimmy caught a cold He became seriously ill He had to be taken 28 hospital We eventually headed 29 home disappointedly Section F Comprehension MCQ 5 marks Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow In leadership and origin the thirteen colonies except New York and Delaware were English During the early days for all save these two the main if not the sole current of immigration was from England The colonists came from every walk of life They were men women and children of quotall sorts and conditionsquot The major portions were yeomen or small land owners farm labourers and artisans With them were merchants and gentlemen who brought their stocks of goods or their fortunes to the New World Scholars came from Oxford and Cambridge to preach the gospel or to teach Now and then the son of an English nobleman left his baronial hall behind and cast his lot with America The people represented every religious faith members of the Established Church of England Puritans who had laboured to reform that church Separatists Baptists and Friends who had left it altogether and Catholics who clung to the religion of their fathers Adopted from History of United States by Charles A Beard and Mary Ritter Beard 30 Most of the immigrants to America during the early days were from 1 New York 2 England 3 Delaware 4 Oxford 31 The colonists came from 1 rich families 2 universities 3 poor area 4 every walk of life 69 32 Which of the statement is true 1 There were no children immigrating to America those days 2 There were no scholars immigrating to America those days 3 The colonists were all sorts and conditions 4 Merchants denied going to America those days 33 Which statement is true 1 The people represented every religious faith 2 There were no one from the Established Church of England 3 There were no Separatists Baptists and Friends 4 There were no Catholics 34 Scholars from Oxford and Cambridge came to America those days to I sell things 2 preach the gospel or to teach 3 plant trees 4 catch sh Section G Editing 4 marks Correct each word in bold for spelling and each underlined word for grammar Write the correct word in the relevant box Once upon a time there is 35 a boy named Jin He was born with extremely large hands The villagers called him J in The Large Hands However Jin did not mind been was not ashaned 37 36 called by that nickname He of his big hands too He could use his hands to do diff1cult household chores catch more fish for the fishermen and carry heavy things for the elderly He was loved by everyone in the village for his kingness 70 38 Section H Comprehension Cloze 6 marks Read the passage below Fill in the blanks with the most suitable word Doing exercise regularly and moderately is very good for our 39 Therefore besides normal Physical Education students should also exercise and 40 games Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise that everyone should try to learn If a person can swim he can save himself from 41 In addition a swimmer needs to exercise all the muscles of his body when swimming which is very good Some vigorous games such as football and basketball are also very good Children taking 42 these sports need strength and speed They learn through running jumping and 43 with each other In this way they grow up strong and healthy They also learn about cooperation and sportsmanship that help them get 44 with others Section 1 Synthesis and Transformation 3x2 marks For each of the questions rewrite the given sentences using the words provided Your answer must be in one sentence The meaning of your sentence must be the same as the meaning of the given sentences 45 I will wait here I will wait for the next bus to arrive until 46 Ms Tan is a teacher Mr Tan is a teacher too Both 7l 47 Mary said that I will buy a new dress tomorrow Mary said that she Section J Comprehension Openended 5 X 2 marks Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow Going camping is the best fun in the world if we know how to do it Every healthy boy and girl if given an opportunity should enjoy living outdoors for a week or two There is more to camping however than quotroughing itquot or seeing how much hardship we can bear A good camper always makes himself as comfortable as he can under the circumstances The saying that quotan army travels on its stomachquot means that a soldier cannot make long marches or fight hard unless he has good food The surest sign of a quottenderfootquot is the boy who makes fun of you because you try to have a soft dry bed while he prefers to sleep on the ground under the mistaken idea that it is manly or brave He will usually spoil a trip in the woods for everyone in the party Another poor kind of a camper pitches his tent so that his bed gets wet and his food spoiled on the first rainy day and then sits around cold and hungry trying hard to think that he is having fun to keep from getting homesick This kind of a boy quotlocks the door after the horse is stolenquot If we go camping we must know how to prevent the unpleasant things from happening We must always be ready for wind and rain heat and cold A camping party should make their plans a long time ahead in order to get their equipment ready Careful lists should be made of what we think we shall need After we are out in the woods there will be no chance to run around the comer to the grocer39s to get what we have forgotten If it is forgotten we must simply make the best of it and not allow it to spoil our trip Adopted from Outdoors Sports and Games by Claude H Miller 48 According to the author what is the main principle of being a good camper 72 49 50 51 52 According to the author what is the action that may be mistaken as manly or brave Which word from the passage has the same meaning as feeling relaxed and pleasant What should we do to prevent unpleasant things from happening If we forget to bring something for the camp what should we do End of Paper 73 Semestral Assessment 2 Mock Paper 4 Duration 1 hr 30 min Marks Section A Graphics Stimulus 5 marks Study the following yer and then answer Questions 1 to 5 SINGAPIDRE ARTS FESTIVAL THE INTEGRATION OF CONTEMPORARY amp TIMELESS CLASSICS REE FESTIVAL DI ENING SIIlDW ADMISSION WATED TOOLS Date 23th to 25th May 2008 Time 5pm to 11pm Venue Boat Quay Large scale production brought about by French street theatre company IIotopie Water Fools is part of the Water Wonders Series to revive the historical buzz of activity on the Singapore River Don t miss it You can enjoy AMAZING poetic show of oating water creatures giant mechanical sets and striking fireworks WATER WONDERS DAZZLING ARTS ARE WAITING FOR YOU Main organizer Held in Partnership Official Radio Station SMWPOM 39 Uniquely Tourism Board Singapore 74 1 Singapore Arts Festival 2008 is organized by l Uniquely Singapore 2 Power98FM 3 Singapore Tourism Board 4 Water Fools 2 What is the name of the festival opening show 1 Water Wonders 2 Water Fools 3 Amazing 4 Boat Quay 3 What is the main theme of Singapore Arts Festival 2008 l Poetic show 2 Mechanical sets 3 Fireworks 4 The integration of contemporary amp timeless classics 4 What is the name of the production company of the opening show 1 French 2 Singapore River life 3 Ilotopie 4 Amazing 5 What can you see at the show 1 Floating water creatures 2 Giant mechanical sets 3 Fireworks 4 All of above Section B Vocabulary 6 marks Choose the most suitable answer and write its number 1 2 3 or 4 in the brackets provided 6 Tom cannot concentrate on his work because a of noisy people are chatting nonstop 1 band 2 gaggle 3 host 4 staff 7 They were unable to pay the rent and were from their home 1 evicted 2 refused 3 rejected 4 evacuated 75 8 a career in music after graduation is my sister ambition 1 Maintaining 2 Pursuing 3 Realizing 4 Going 9 I am so sorry for breaking the window Annie 1 boasted 2 suggested 3 recommended 4 apologized 10 The whole building was in the re 1 demolished 2 refurbished 3 renovated 4 preserved 11 The can repair the leaking water pipe 1 mechanic 2 electrician 3 plumber 4 cook Section C Grammar 6 marks Choose the most suitable answer and write its number 1 2 3 or 4 in the brackets provided 12 Tomorrow I have a test and I do not have time to revise 1 few 2 little 3 much 4 many 13 Yesterday I saw him when 1 street 1 was crossing 2 is crossing 3 cross 4 crossed 14 toys on this table are very old 1 Those 2 These 3 That 4 This 15 I was listening to music when my mother my room 1 enters 2 entered 3 was entering 4 enter 76 16 Be quiet Our teacher 1 was talking 2 talked 3 talks 4 is talking 17 She is the new student she I is 2 does 3 isn t 4 Doesn t Section D Vocabulary Cloze 6 marks Read the passage below Choose the most suitable word from the box and ll in the blanks Use each word ONCE only A fortune B popular C make D delicious E digestion F income G festive H rich Southeast Asia is famous for its wide range of fruits and pineapple is one of the most popular ones Pineapple is cheap and available all year round But that does not mean that it is not 18 and soughtafter It is full of Vitamin A and B and is helpful in 19 as well It is used a lot especially during 20 seasons as Asian people often use it to make tarts It is also thought by the Chinese to bring 21 and prosperity for families It is also one of the primary ingredients in some dishes such as pineapple rice in the Thai cuisine In the Philippines people use pineapples to 22 pineapples juice It has become a main source of 23 for the Filipinos there 77 Section E Grammar Cloze 6 marks Part I Read the passage below Choose the most suitable word from the box and ll in the blanks Use each word ONCE only A I B she C we D he E they F its G us H them My mother amazed us last week by bringing home a kitten My sister and I were very excited because 24 had always wanted to own a pet We called it Sophie after the name of a lovely kitten in a cartoon Sophie loves 25 very much It always runs to us whenever we call 26 name My mother also likes it a lot 27 often takes her out for a walk every morning However my little brother does not like Sophie 28 never touches it He always wants to have a dog instead of a cat He is asking dad to bring home a dog I am just afraid that a cat and a dog cannot get along with each other 29 are just totally different Section F Comprehension MCQ 5 marks Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow My father39s family name being Pirrip and my Christian name Philip my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip So I called myself Pip and came to be called Pip I give Pirrip as my father39s family name on the authority of his tombstone and my sister Mrs Joe Gargery who married the blacksmith As I never saw my father or my mother and never saw any likeness of either of them for their days were long before the days of photographs my rst fancies regarding what they were like were unreasonably derived from their tombstones The shape of the letters on my father39s gave me an odd idea that he was a square stout dark man with curly black hair From the character and turn of the inscription quotAlso Georgiana Wife of the Abovequot I drew a childish conclusion that my mother was freckled and sickly To f1ve little stone lozenges each about a foot and a half long which were arranged in a neat row beside their grave and were sacred to 78 the memory of ve little brothers of mine who gave up trying to live exceedingly early in that universal struggle I am indebted for a belief I religiously entertained that they had all been born on their backs with their hands in their trouserspockets and had never taken them out in this state of existence 30 31 32 33 34 Adapted from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens What was the author s family name 1 Pip 2 Phillip 3 Pirrip 4 Joe Gargery How did he know his family name 1 by looking at photograph 2 He was told by his father 3 He was told by his mother 4 through looking at his father s tombstone The author s first fancies regarding what his parents were like were derived from 1 photograph 2 his parents tombstones 3 what he was told by his relatives 4 what he had seen of them Through the shape of the letters on his father39s tombstones what did the author think his father look like 1 He was a square stout dark man with curly black hair 2 He was freckled and sickly 3 He was odd 4 He was unreasonable From the passage how many of his little brothers had passed away 1 two 2 three 3 four 4 five 79 Section G Editing 4 marks Correct each word in bold for spelling and each underlined word for grammar Write the correct word in the relevant box It was a normal business trip from Australia to Hong Kong for Jessie She had 35 made sivoral trips like this before but never did she expecting 3 6 the trip to turn into a misadventure While having her meal she looked outside the window screen and noticed that it had started to rain Suddenly she saw a 37 streak of lightning struck the ainplaim at one of the wings making it sway scarily One minute later the captain announced that they needed to land urgent 3 8 Everyone became very panicky Section H Comprehension Cloze 6 marks Read the passage below Fill in the blanks with the most suitable word The InterSchool Football Championship last year was 39 of my best memories The football match would end 40 two minutes Everyone became very excited All of us 40 more enthusiastically with a strong desire to win the match Both teams have equal scores now so it was the nal shoot into the net that would 42 the match Suddenly it seemed like everyone was running into me It took me a moment to recognize that I was the one who had scored the nal 43 at the last second I felt overwhelmingly happy My teammates coach and our supporters shouted excitedly they jumped up and down happily I was carried in my teammates arms thrown into the 44 several times to celebrate our winning 80 Section 1 Synthesis and Transformation 3X2 marks For each of the questions rewrite the given sentences using the words provided Your answer must be in one sentence The meaning of your sentence must be the same as the meaning of the given sentences 45 Jenny likes reading books She does not like watching TV prefers 46 You do not eat healthy food You will get sick easily If 47 David lent you his book He is my brother who Section J Comprehension Openended 5 X 2 marks Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow My father had a small estate in Nottinghamshire I was the third of ve sons He sent me to Emanuel College in Cambridge at fourteen years old where I resided three years and applied myself close to my studies but the charge of maintaining me although I had a very scanty allowance being too great for a narrow fortune I was bound apprentice to Mr James Bates an eminent surgeon in London with whom I continued four years My father now and then sending me small sums of money I laid them out in learning navigation and other parts of the mathematics useful to those who intend to travel as I always believed it would be some time or other my fortune to do When I left Mr Bates I went down to my father where by the assistance of him and my uncle John and some other relations I got forty pounds and a promise of thirty pounds a year to maintain me at Leyden there I studied physic for two years and seven months knowing it would be useful in long voyages Soon after my return from Leyden I was recommended by my good master Mr 81 Bates to be a surgeon to the Swallow Captain Abraham Pannel commander with whom I continued three years and a half making a voyage or two into the Levant and some other parts When I came back I resolved to settle in London to which Mr Bates my master encouraged me and by him I was recommended to several patients I took part of a small house in the Old Jewry and being advised to alter my condition I married Mrs Mary Burton second daughter to Mr Edmund Burton hosier in Newgatestreet with whom I received four hundred pounds for a portion Adapted from Gulliver s Travels by Jonathan Swift 48 At what age was the person who told this story sent to Emanuel College in Cambridge 49 What did he do with the money that his father sent to him when he was an apprentice to Mr James Bates 82 50 51 52 What did he study at Leyden And for how long How long was he with the Swallow Captain Abraham Pannel commander Which word in the passage has the same meaning as to travel especially in a ship and over a long distance End of Paper 83 Semestral Assessment 2 Mock Paper 5 Duration 1 hr 30 min Marks Section A Graphics Stimulus 5 marks Study the following yer and then answer Questions 1 to 5 spend your holiday wise Call 63795682 to book one of the courses below HeadStart Hub Venture Centre 8 Orchard Road Singapore 786301 HeadStart Hub members can enjoy 10discount Academic Courses Duration Day Math 2 hour Monday Persuasive writing 3 hour Wednesday Exploring physics 3 hour Friday Enrichment Courses Duration Day Leadership Skills 2 hour Tuesday Effective 3 hour Thursday Communication Time Management 2 hour Saturday Skills All classes will begin at 10am Please register at the Headstart Hub Of ce by 30 Nov 2009 Transport to Headstart Hub is available at 5 per trip Lessons are only applicable to secondary students l The Math course is conducted on during the December school holiday 1 Monday 2 Tuesday 3 Wednesday 4 Thursday 84 2 Allan only has 40 He can register for a course on 1 Math 2 Exploring physics 3 Leadership Skill 4 Time management skill 3 Students can sign up for the courses latest by 1 30 Aug 2 30 Sept 3 30 Nov 4 30 Dec 4 All classes will begin at 1 9am 2 10am 3 1 1am 4 12am 5 Which of the following statement is true 1 Every student is entitled 10 discount 2 All classes will conclude at 10am 3 Lessons are only applicable to secondary students 4 Transport is not provided by HeadStart Hub Section B Vocabulary 6 marks Choose the most suitable answer and write its number 1 2 3 or 4 in the brackets provided 6 We need to out a few problems first before starting the project 1 ush 2 pour 3 copy 4 iron 7 The pedestrian was down by a car while crossing the road 1 knocked 2 called 3 pulled 4 melt 8 When the storm came we were that our house would collapse 1 disappointed 2 terrif1ed 3 frustrated 4 discouraged 9 I bought a lot of 1 3 token souvenirs for my friends during my holiday in Thailand 2 collection 4 prizes 85 10 The situation is likely to continue for the future 1 foreseeable 2 fashionable 3 noticeable 4 impressionable 11 He is writing a to his rst novel 1 second 2 serial 3 sequence 4 sequel Section C Grammar 6 marks Choose the most suitable answer and write its number 12 3 or 4 in the brackets provided 12 Everyone in our class at the party last night 1 were 2 is 3 was 4 are 13 Mrs Tan was disappointed because students came to her talk yesterday 1 few 2 much 3 many 4 little l4 1 on a snake when 1 was crossing the street two days ago I stepped 2 step 3 was stepping 4 is stepping 15 My father was too busy to take Johnnie and me to the party so we went there 1 themselves 2 ourselves 3 himself 4 myself 16 Last Saturday 1 was so happy because my grandfather to visit me 1 comes 2 come 3 is coming 4 came 17 The coffee is very bitter There is not sugar in it 1 much 2 few 3 many 4 little 86 Section D Vocabulary Cloze 6 marks Read the passage below Choose the most suitable word from the box and ll in the blanks Use each word ONCE only A tamed B mistakes C risks D commitment E magicians F audience G perform H coordination A circus with acrobats jugglers and 18 often lls the 19 with a great deal of excitement It is not easy to perform in a circus where any small 20 can lead to the failure of the whole performance Therefore the training requires a great deal of 21 and patience Many who perform in circuses have to start training when they are very young Even animals need to be 22 from young in order to 23 on the stage Today circuses still attract millions of people all over the world who love to watch and enjoy great performances Section E Grammar Cloze 6 marks Part1 Read the passage below Choose the most suitable word from the box and ll in the blanks Use each word ONCE only A as B with C that D to E in F of G at H about Learning 24 the standards 25 courtesy in different social cultures around the world is very interesting and important 26 western countries punctuality is of the utmost importance because coming later than the time agreed will waste other people s time and cause inconvenience 27 them also It shows that you do not have respect for others In Singapore many people often come 28 least half an hour late for a Chinese wedding dinner It is not a good habit and should be changed The guests 87 should arrive either earlier or punctually 29 it is courteous to do so Section F Comprehension MCQ 5 marks Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow Emma Woodhouse beautiful clever and rich with a comfortable home and happy disposition seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence and had lived nearly twentyone years in the world with very little to distress or to vex her She was the younger of the two daughters of a most affectionate indulgent father and had in consequence of her sister39s marriage been mistress of his house from a very early period Her mother had died too long ago for her to have more than an indistinct remembrance of her caresses and her place had been supplied by an excellent woman as governess who had fallen a little short of a mother in affection Sixteen years had Miss Taylor been in Mr Woodhouse s family less as a governess than a friend very fond of both daughters but particularly of Emma Between them it was more the intimacy of sisters Even before Miss Taylor had ceased to hold the nominal office of governess the mildness of her temper had hardly allowed her to impose any restraint and the shadow of authority being now long passed away they had been living together as friends who were very mutually attached and Emma doing just what she liked holding Miss Taylor39s judgment in high esteem but directed chie y by her own Adapted from Emma by Jane Austen 30 What is the meaning of the word vex in the passage 1 to make someone feel happy 2 to make someone feel excited 3 to make someone feel annoyed or worried 4 to make someone feel contented 31 Emma Woodhouse was 1 the younger of the two daughters 2 poor 3 stupid 4 ugly 88 32 33 34 Which of the following statement is true 1 Emma was badly treated by her father 2 She was the only child in the family 3 There was no governess in the family 4 Emma s mother had passed away long ago Between Emma and Miss Taylor there was 1 the intimacy of sisters or friends 2 no relationship at all 3 hostility 4 hatred Emma tended to I ignore Miss Taylor 2 do what she liked though she respected Miss Taylor s judgment 3 follow exactly what Miss Taylor told her 4 mistrust Miss Taylor Section G Editing 4 marks Correct each word in bold for spelling and each underlined word for grammar Write the correct word in the relevant box Some years ago a tsunami strike 35 a small town along the sea and left hundreds of people dead It came suddenly in the morning when people were preparing to go to work Most of the homes were near the sea so they were destroy 3 6 completely in the tsunami People who stayed there could not escapf 3 7 who survived in the tsunami took many years to rebuitd from the gigantic waves The tsunami was really disastrous People 3 8 the town 89 Section H Comprehension Cloze 6 marks Read the passage below Fill in the blanks with the most suitable word No one should let failure discourage them Many people are easily put off by failures and give 39 completely But imagine if the people in the past 40 to stop trying after many failures then a lot of things would not have been invented and our lives today would become much more dif cult We have to 41 in mind that many inventors had failed many 42 before they really 43 Only a 44 lucky people made it in the rst attempt We should accept that failure is an unavoidable part of life that makes us better and better Section 1 Synthesis and Transformation 3X2 marks For each of the questions rewrite the given sentences using the words provided Your answer must be in one sentence The meaning of your sentence must be the same as the meaning of the given sentences 45 I have never been to Hong Kong My brother has also not been there Neither 46 Henry fell ill He went to see doctor because 47 Mr Yeo waited for his wife to come home He read a book While 90 Section J Comprehension Openended 5 x 2 marks Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow Civilization in its onward march has produced only three important nonalcoholic beverages the extract of the tea plant the extract of the cocoa bean and the extract of the coffee bean Leaves and beans these are the vegetable sources of the world39s favourite non alcoholic tablebeverages Of the two the tea leaves lead in total amount consumed the coffee beans are second and the cocoa beans are a distant third although advancing steadily But in international commerce the coffee beans occupy a far more important position than either of the others being imported into nonproducing countries to twice the extent of the tea leaves All three enjoy a worldwide consumption although not to the same extent in every nation but where either the coffee bean or the tea leaf has established itself in a given country the other gets comparatively little attention and usually has great dif culty in making any advance The cocoa bean on the other hand has not risen to the position of popular favourite in any important consuming country and so has not aroused the serious opposition of its two rivals Coffee is universal in its appeal All nations do it homage It has become recognized as a human necessity It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence it is a corollary of human energy and human ef ciency People love coffee because of its twofold effect the pleasurable sensation and the increased ef ciency it produces Adapted from All about co ee by William H Ukers 48 What are the three important nonalcoholic beverages 91 49 50 51 52 Among the three coffee beans tea leaves and cocoa beans which one leads in total amount consumed In international commerce among coffee beans tea leaves and cocoa beans which one has the most important position Where either the coffee bean or the tea leaf has established itself in a given country What should be noted about the other Why do people love coffee End of Paper 92 Answers to Semestral Assessment 1 Mock Paper 1 Q 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 2 2 4 3 3 1 2 3 4 4 3 2 4 2 2 5 6 Q 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 3 1 4 2 4 3 6 1 5 4 3 3 2 1 3 5 have 3 6 enough 3 7 caught 3 8 entrance 3 9 categorized 40 attributes 41 tend 42 extremes 43 unlike 44 way 45 Tropical rainforests exist on the continent of South America and Africa 46 Tony was very happy because he had won the rst prize in the creative writing competition I can t come to your place tonight since I have to go to the market with my mother 47 48 49 50 51 52 Answers to Semestral Assessment 1 Mock Paper 2 Dinosaurs are a diverse group of animals that have evolved into many shapes and sizes It was invented by Sir Richard Owen to describe fearfully large reptiles The reptiles are close relatives of dinosaurs About 225 million years ago to 65 million years ago They have become extinct but still exist in the form of birds Q1234567891011121314151617181920 34124312434123 2315 Q 2122 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 3132 33 34 24636154234231 35 surrounded 36 stand 37 saw 38 discipline 39 engrossed 40 offence 41 shame 42 apologized 43 rushed 44 extensive 45 I came to the book fair after you had left 46 I ran after the bus but I could not catch it 47 Please pick up the dirty clothes from the oor and put them in the laundry basket 48 Because it was bad to travel at night and the duck was tired 49 The landlord lied because he did not want them to stay since he thought they were bad company 50 They spoke to him civilly gave him an egg and promised to give him the duck 51 It lay an egg every day 52 It means happily 93 Answers to Semestral Assessment 1 Mock Paper 3 Q1234567891011121314151617181920 2243213332421 5 Q 2122 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 3132 33 34 31431562432414 35 planned 36 expeditions 37 make 38 wealth 39 herself 40 spring 41 toy 42 catching 43 rolled 44 mourn 45 Jamaica has a very pretty pink dress and very nice shoes to go with it 46 Neither Tony nor his brother knows how to drive a car 47 Although Janet is a very kind person she was not able to help the poor lady at that moment 48 Hibernating is a special very deep sleep animals go to during the winter period 49 Their body temperature drops and their heartbeat and breathing will also slow down 50 They eat extra to store energy in their bodies for hibernating 51 Insects like to stay in holes under barks of trees inside rotting logs or in any small cracks 52The gall acts as the insect s home and food source Answers to Semestral Assessment 1 Mock Paper 4 Q1234567891011121314151617181920 42342132413231242246 Q 2122 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 3132 33 34 35136251424321 35 get 36 do 37 sorrowful 38 foam 39 spot 40 entertain 4 l comfort 42 brisk 43 inventions 44 continue 45 I had to leave for school so I finished my breakfast hurriedly 46 47 48 Maria prefers pizza to pasta If Sean does not exercise regularly he will not stay healthy It is called Luna 49 It is because there is no gravity on Luna 50 Asteroids are large pieces of rocks and minerals 51 Pluto is very far away from the Sun 52 I can understand that Pluto is very far away from the Sun and the Earth 94 Answers to Semestral Assessment 1 Mock Paper 5 Q 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 2 3 4 3 1 2 3 3 1 2 1 2 2 4 1 4 5 Q 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 3 1 6 4 1 6 5 2 3 4 2 1 4 3 3 5 instrument 3 6 be 3 7 instantaneously 3 8 mastered 3 9 high 40 presents 41 disappointed 42 parents 43 rolling 44 licked 45 Both Laila and Jane went to the supermarket 46 47 48 49 50 Susan exclaimed that it was such a beautiful day that day Unless we hurry up we shall miss the beginning of the show They chose a deserted alley so that no one would see them ghting Jack fell down rst A stranger intervened and called the paramedics 51 It started over vicious namecalling 52 No Jack did a very stupid thing by going to ght alone as it could have endangered his life Answers to Semestral Assessment 2 Mock Paper 1 Q l 2 3 5 6 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 l6 l7 l8 19 20 4 2 3 l 2 2 l 3 2 4 l 2 l 3 2 4 F E B Q 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 H I C E F C A G 3 4 2 2 l 35 protect 36 camou ages 37 blending 38 deceive 39 well 40 represent 41 spent 42 encourage 43 prize 44 proud 45 Neither Mary nor her sister likes cooking 46 Unless the ruler is yours you cannot take it 47 Johnny exclaimed that they were having a great time dining at Heaven Restaurant 48 The word in the passage that has the same meaning as land along the side of a river or lake is bank 49 It was a white rabbit with pink eyes and it wore a waistcoat 50 She did not think that there was anything very remarkable about a rabbit that could talk 51 She ran after the rabbit as she became very curious after she saw the rabbit taking out a watch from its waistcoatpocket 52 The rabbithole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down 95 Answers to Semestral Assessment 2 Mock Paper 2 Q l 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 3 2 3 4 2 2 l 2 4 3 3 l 3 4 l 2 3 E F D Q 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 G A B C F A E H B 2 l 4 2 2 35 since 36 impressing 37 con dent 38 misses 39 much 40 at 41 types 42 sense 43 than 44 in 45 Unless you tell Alice about the presentation she will not prepare it well 46 Although it is already lam Jeremy is still study 47 Judy is practising singing so that she can win in the competition tomorrow 48 They thought that the earth was at 49 They feared that they would fall over the edge of the earth 50 They believed that these wind and storm gods would be very angry with anyone who dared to enter their domain and that in their wrath they would hurl the ships over the edge of the earth or keep them wandering round and round in a circle in the mist and fog 51 The word in the passage that means extreme anger is wrat 52 The name given to the Atlantic Ocean in those days was quotSea of Darkness Answers to Semestral Assessment 2 Mock Paper 3 Q 1 2 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 3 2 4 2 3 1 3 4 2 1 3 1 4 2 1 3 E H C Q 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 A D F G B A D C E 2 4 3 1 2 35 was 36 being 37 ashamed 38 kindness 39 health 40 play 4 1 drowning 42 up 43 competing 44 along 45 I will wait here until the next bus arrives 46 Both Ms Tan and Mr Tan are teachers 47 Mary said that she would buy a new dress the next day 48 A good camper always makes himself just as comfortable as he can under the circumstances 49The action is sleeping on the ground during the camping trips 50 The word is comfortable 51We should make our plans way ahead in order to get our equipment ready and make a careful list of the things we need 52 We must simply make the best of it and not allow it to spoil our trip 96 Answers to Semestral Assessment 2 Mock Paper 4 Q 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 3 2 4 3 4 2 l 2 4 l 3 3 l 2 2 4 3 D E G Q 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 A C F C G F B D E 3 4 2 l 4 35 several 36 expect 37 airplane 38 urgently 39 one 40 in 41 played 42 decide 43 goal 44 air 45 Jenny prefers reading books to watching TV 46 If you do not eat healthy food you will get sick easily 47 David who lent you his book is my brother 48 He was sent to Emanuel College in Cambridge when he was fourteen years old 49 He spent the money on learning navigation and mathematics which were useful to those who intended to travel 50 He studied physic for two years and seven months 51 He was there for three years and a half 52 The word is voyage Answers to Semestral Assessment 2 Mock Paper 5 Q1234567891011121314151617181920 l 3 3 2 3 4 l 2 3 l 4 3 l l 2 4 l E F B Q 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 D A G H F E D G A 3 l 4 l 2 35 struck 36 destroyed 37 escape 38 rebuild 39 up 40 were 41 bear 42 times 43 succeeded 44 few 45 Neither my brother nor 1 have been to Hong Kong 46 Henry went to see doctor because he fell ill 47 While waiting for his wife to come home Mr Yeo read a book 48 The three important nonalcoholic beverages are the extract of the tea plant the extract of the cocoa bean and the extract of the coffee bean 49 The tea leaves lead in total amount consumed 50 The coffee beans have the most important position 51 The other gets comparatively little attention and usually has great difficulty in making any advance 52 People love coffee because of its pleasurable sensation and the increased efficiency it produces 97
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