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  • 1. USSR/ C LOZE - Fill in each blank with a SUITABLE word. R eading File NAME: ___________________________________ NO: _____ CLASS: ______ DATE: _____________________ Response from a reader with regard to S.T. article on The Importance of Fatherhood Date of article in the Forum page – 20 November 2009 T1W3.2010 CLOZE 5 FORUM PAGE ARTICLE: BEST WAY FOR A DAD TO LOVE HIS KIDS? LOVE THEIR MUM. Written by reader George Lim 1 I felt refreshed upon reading Wednesday’s (18 November 2009 – See the READING ARTICLE provided) article, “Fathers, spend quality time with your children”. 2 It is time the community had meaningful family organizations such as Fathers Action Network (FAN), whose chairman, Mr. Richard Seow, its members and sponsor, the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS), make a pre-eminent team leading fathers to [---1---] their responsible role as head of the household. 3 Parenting is [---2---] and requires the courageous to commit their time, lives and money to building and [---3---] the family unit. Yet, in many marriages, couples are finding it a challenge to keep the love [---4---], let [---5---] rekindle the flames of fatherhood. Without help, many will find their marriage vows [---6---] to keep and fatherhood difficult to live [---7---]. 4 While the ideal image of the family is that of a highly successful father with a capable home-maker wife and wonderful children, the [---8---] is far from the ideal. Married couples are divorcing at a younger age and infidelity is [---9---] uncommon among married men. Children suffer most when their parents [---10---] to go their separate ways. Hence self-help groups such as FAN must offer practical [---11---] to build strong family relationships. 5 In my view, these three traits are important in cementing family ties: • The best way for a father to love his children is to [---12---] their mother. • A sensible father rejects [---13---] such as gambling, irresponsible drinking and womanizing. • A courageous father ensures that his children learn [---14---] for authority, frugality and industry. Thank you MCYS for your untiring [---15---] in building meaningful family relationships in the community. FILL IN ONLY ONE WORD IN EACH OF THE BLANKS. 1 6 11 2 7 12 3 8 13 4 9 14 5 10 15 Prepared by YYH December 2009
  • 2. USSR/ C LOZE - Fill in each blank with a SUITABLE word. R eading File KEY Written by reader George Lim I felt refreshed upon reading Wednesday’s (18 November 2009 – See the READING ARTICLE provided) article, “Fathers, spend quality time with your children”. It is time the community had meaningful family organizations such as Fathers Action Network (FAN), whose chairman, Mr. Richard Seow, its members and sponsor, the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS), make a pre-eminent team leading fathers to [---1---] fulfil / perform / exercise / assume/ play / understand / acknowledge /manage / uphold their responsible role as head of the household. Parenting is [---2---] hard / strenuous / stressful / tough / challenging / difficult / complex / tiring / complicated and requires the courageous to commit their time, lives and money to building and [---3---] protecting /strengthening /managing / leading / nurturing / moulding / maintaining / sustaining/ developing the family unit. Yet, in many marriages, couples are finding it a challenge to keep the love [---4---] alive, let [---5---] alone rekindle the flames of fatherhood. Without help, many will find their marriage vows [---6---] hard to keep and fatherhood difficult to live [---7---] out. While the ideal image of the family is that of a highly successful father with a capable home-maker wife and wonderful children, the [---8---] reality is far from the ideal. Married couples are divorcing at a younger age and infidelity is [---9---] not uncommon among married men. Children suffer most when their parents [---10---] choose to go their separate ways. Hence self-help groups such as FAN must offer practical [---11---] solutions / measures / suggestions / skills to build strong family relationships. In my view, these three traits are important in cementing family ties: • The best way for a father to love his children is to [---12---] love their mother. • A sensible father rejects [---13---] vices such as gambling, irresponsible drinking and womanizing. • A courageous father ensures that his children learn [---14---] respect for authority, frugality and industry. Thank you MCYS for your untiring [---15---] efforts in building meaningful Prepared by YYH December 2009
  • 3. USSR/ C LOZE - Fill in each blank with a SUITABLE word. R eading File family relationships in the community. Prepared by YYH December 2009