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  • 1. USSR/CLOZE 2010 Secondary 4/5 NA R Name: _______________________ No: ____ Date: ________ Class: __________ KEY Main Instructions: 1. Fill in each blank with a suitable word. 2. Write each answer in the space provided in the passage. Important information: 1. Spelling errors. You receive a ½ mark if the word is a correct fit, but wrongly spelt, e.g. “missery” for “misery” or “sufficent” for “sufficiently”. You receive 0 if the spelling is so bad that the word is unrecognizable by the marker. The marker’s decision is final. 2. Grammatical errors. You receive O if the grammatical form is incorrect, e.g. “construct” for “constructed” or “suppose” for “supposing”. CLOZE 2: News Report: 19 November 2009: Heavy rain causes knee-high floods in Bukit Timah Heavy and intense rain [1] caused flooding in some parts of Singapore in the early part of Thursday afternoon. The situation was especially bad in Bukit Timah. At its peak, the flood waters reached knee level. The affected areas were the stretches from Coronation Road to Third Avenue and from Wilby Road to Blackmore Road. The junction of Sixth Avenue with Bukit Timah Road was also flooded. Traffic was [2] brought / led / hauled / held to a standstill along some stretches of Bukit Timah Road. MediaCorp's news hotline [3] received several calls from members of the public who said cars had trouble driving along these areas. Parents who had [4] sent / escorted their children for examinations at schools and junior colleges in the areas were also stuck in the floods. In some cases, water levels [5] reached car windows. PUB said 92mm of rain fell [6] within half an hour from about 1.20pm–1.50pm. The total amount of rainfall was 110mm which is approximately 43% of the average monthly rainfall for November. The [7] intense / heavy / monsoon rain (which was about six [8] times that of a normal storm) on Thursday resulted in massive water - equivalent to the [9] amount in 115 Olympic-sized pools - to drain into Bukit Timah 1st Diversion Canal, causing it to overflow. The Bukit Timah 1st Diversion Canal was completed in the Prepared by YYH December 2009
  • 2. USSR/CLOZE 2010 Secondary 4/5 NA R early 1970s and has been effective in preventing flooding in the Bukit Timah area, until the exceptionally intense storm on Thursday. PUB says it intends to [10] upgrade this canal in the near future. PUB officers were on site on Thursday to render [11] assistance. This included deploying tankers to pump water out from two basement car parks as well as cleaning up houses that had been affected by flood waters. PUB advises the public to [12] exercise caution as flash floods may still occur in the [13] event of heavy storms. The public can obtain the latest weather reports, including heavy rain warnings, by tuning in to radio broadcasts or calling NEA's weather forecast [14] hotline at 6542-7788. The public can also visit the NEA website at www.nea.gov.sg or access the mobile weather service (Weather@SG - weather.nea.gov.sg). They can also call PUB's 24-hour Call Centre at 1800-284-6600 to [15] report obstructions in drains or to check the flood situation. 1. 4. 7. 10. 13. 2. 5. 8. 11. 14. 3. 6. 9. 12. 15. Name: _______________________ No: ____ Date: ________ Class: __________ T1W1.2010 Main Instructions: 3. Fill in each blank with a suitable word. 4. Write each answer in the space provided in the passage. Important information: 2. Spelling errors. You receive a ½ mark if the word is a correct fit, but wrongly spelt, e.g. “missery” for “misery” or “sufficent” for “sufficiently”. You receive 0 if the spelling is so bad that the word is unrecognizable by the marker. The marker’s decision is final. 2. Grammatical errors. You receive O if the grammatical form is incorrect, e.g. “construct” for “constructed” or “suppose” for “supposing”. CLOZE 2: News Report: 19 November 2009: Heavy rain causes knee-high floods in Bukit Timah Prepared by YYH December 2009
  • 3. USSR/CLOZE 2010 Secondary 4/5 NA R Heavy and intense rain [---1---] flooding in some parts of Singapore in the early part of Thursday afternoon. The situation was especially bad in Bukit Timah. At its peak, the flood waters reached knee level. The affected areas were the stretches from Coronation Road to Third Avenue and from Wilby Road to Blackmore Road. The junction of Sixth Avenue with Bukit Timah Road was also flooded. Traffic was [---2---] to a standstill along some stretches of Bukit Timah Road. MediaCorp's news hotline [---3---] several calls from members of the public who said cars had trouble driving along these areas. Parents who had [---4---] their children for examinations at schools and junior colleges in the areas were also stuck in the floods. In some cases, water levels [---5---] car windows. PUB said 92mm of rain fell [---6---] half an hour from about 1.20pm–1.50pm. The total amount of rainfall was 110mm which is approximately 43% of the average monthly rainfall for November. The [---7---]rain (which was about six [---8---] that of a normal storm) on Thursday resulted in massive water - equivalent to the [---9---] in 115 Olympic-sized pools - to drain into Bukit Timah 1st Diversion Canal, causing it to overflow. The Bukit Timah 1st Diversion Canal was completed in the early 1970s and has been effective in preventing flooding in the Bukit Timah area, until the exceptionally intense storm on Thursday. PUB says it intends to [---10---] this canal in the near future. PUB officers were on site on Thursday to render [---11---]. This included deploying tankers to pump water out from two basement car parks as well as cleaning up houses that had been affected by flood waters. PUB advises the public to [---12---] caution as flash floods may still occur in the [---13---] of heavy storms. The public can obtain the latest weather reports, including heavy rain warnings, by tuning in to radio broadcasts or calling NEA's weather forecast [---14---] at 6542-7788. The public can also visit the NEA website at www.nea.gov.sg or access the mobile weather service (Weather@SG - weather.nea.gov.sg). They can also call PUB's 24-hour Call Centre at 1800-284- 6600 to [---15---] obstructions in drains or to check the flood situation. 1. 4. 7. 10. 13. 2. 5. 8. 11. 14. 3. 6. 9. 12. 15. SCORE: __________________/15 Prepared by YYH December 2009

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