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  • 1. CLOZE 2010 Secondary 4 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”. T1W6.2010 CLOZE 11: Factual Recount: Endangered turtles safe on Indonesian islands 1 For centuries, turtle eggs have been as good as currency on this tiny Indonesian island -- they helped put children[1] through school and kept the village kitty in petty cash. However, four years ago the people of Runduma, population 500, decided to [2] change their way of life and start [3] protecting the endangered animals, which return year [4] after year to lay their eggs on the surrounding islands. Now environmentalists say turtle numbers are increasing in the seas off southeast Sulawesi, and the turtle hunters have become their [5] guardians in the battle to save the marine reptiles from [6] extinction. "We used to have a long and unique tradition of organising the egg collection among the people here," explained Runduma village chief La Brani. "Families took turns every night to collect eggs and 30 out of around 100 eggs from each nest were [7] set aside for the village's petty cash." Most of the eggs were taken from nearby Anano, an uninhabited tropical paradise that lies in ancient turtle nesting grounds between the Pacific and Indian oceans. Money from the [8] sale of the community eggs financed public spending on things like a new water filtration system, and helped poorer families cover expenses such as school fees for their children. "It was terribly difficult at the beginning to [9]convince people not to collect eggs as it was a [10] living for them," the village chief said. However the loss of this traditional source of income has not worried residents like Hatipa, 42, who would receive about 1,000 rupiah (nine cents) per egg -- enough to put her two children through school. "I stopped collecting eggs in 2005 because I was afraid that if it continued, [11] future generations would never know what a turtle looked like," she said. "Since then I've been struggling to protect the turtles. If people are gathering for a chat I tell them how we have to live side by side with the turtles." Under a 2005 agreement with the local administration and environmental groups, the islanders pledged to [12] stop their trade in eggs and turtle meat and instead protect the endangered creatures. In [13] exchange the government has sent teachers, topped up the remote community's public coffers and organised visits from celebrities including pop singers and beauty queens. "Nobody came here [14] before but now we have celebrity visits. Turtles have given us their blessings," Hatipa said. To [15] supplement the poor fishing village's income, donors can "adopt" a baby turtle or nest for up to one million rupiah (96 dollars). 1 4 7 10 13 2 5 8 11 14 3 6 9 12 15
  • 2. CLOZE 2010 Secondary 4 NA R Name: _______________________ No: ____ Date: ________ Class: __________ T1W6.2010 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”. T1W6.2010 CLOZE 11: Factual Recount: Endangered turtles safe on Indonesian islands 1 For centuries, turtle eggs have been as good as currency on this tiny Indonesian island -- they helped put children [---1---] school and kept the village kitty in petty cash. However, four years ago the people of Runduma, population 500, decided to [---2---] their way of life and start [---3---] the endangered animals, which return year [---4---] year to lay their eggs on the surrounding islands. Now environmentalists say turtle numbers are increasing in the seas off southeast Sulawesi, and the turtle hunters have become their [---5---] in the battle to save the marine reptiles from [---6---]. "We used to have a long and unique tradition of organising the egg collection among the people here," explained Runduma village chief La Brani. "Families took turns every night to collect eggs and 30 out of around 100 eggs from each nest were [---7---] aside for the village's petty cash." Most of the eggs were taken from nearby Anano, an uninhabited tropical paradise that lies in ancient turtle nesting grounds between the Pacific and Indian oceans. Money from the [---8---] of the community eggs financed public spending on things like a new water filtration system, and helped poorer families cover expenses such as school fees for their children. "It was terribly difficult at the beginning to [---9---] people not to collect eggs as it was a [---10---] for them," the village chief said. However the loss of this traditional source of income has not worried residents like Hatipa, 42, who would receive about 1,000 rupiah (nine cents) per egg -- enough to put her two children through school. "I stopped collecting eggs in 2005 because I was afraid that if it continued, [---11---] generations would never know what a turtle looked like," she said. "Since then I've been struggling to protect the turtles. If people are gathering for a chat I tell them how we have to live side by side with the turtles." Under a 2005 agreement with the local administration and environmental groups, the islanders pledged to [---12---] their trade in eggs and turtle meat and instead protect the endangered creatures. In [---13---] the government has sent teachers, topped up the remote community's public coffers and organised visits from celebrities including pop singers and beauty queens. "Nobody came here [---14---] but now we have celebrity visits. Turtles have given us their blessings," Hatipa said. To [---15---] the poor fishing village's income, donors can "adopt" a baby turtle or nest for up to one million rupiah (96 dollars). 1 4 7 10 13 2 5 8 11 14 3 6 9 12 15
  • 3. CLOZE 2010 Secondary 4 NA R

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