1189/02 ENGLISH LANGUAGE / CLOZE PASSAGE – Secondary 3/4 Normal Academic R
Set by Yeo Yam Hwee The student is responsible ...
1189/02 ENGLISH LANGUAGE / CLOZE PASSAGE – Secondary 3/4 Normal Academic R
Set by Yeo Yam Hwee The student is responsible ...
1189/02 ENGLISH LANGUAGE / CLOZE PASSAGE – Secondary 3/4 Normal Academic R
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  1. 1. 1189/02 ENGLISH LANGUAGE / CLOZE PASSAGE – Secondary 3/4 Normal Academic R Set by Yeo Yam Hwee The student is responsible for filing the completed / returned handout in his/her R file. Fill in the blanks with your details ONCE only on the FIRST page of the ASSESSMENT sheet. Student: __________________________ No: _____ Class: _____ Date: ____________ SCORE: ___________/15 Death of Lorenzo Odone [KEY] Fill in each blank with a suitable word. Write each answer in the respective numbered box provided at the end of the passage. Lorenzo Odone, whose parents' battle to save him from a rare nerve disorder was depicted in the 1992 film Lorenzo's Oil, died from pneumonia aged 30 in June 2008. Doctors had [---1---] predicted he would not live beyond childhood when he was diagnosed with the incurable [---2---] disease aged six. But his parents found what seemed to be a cure made of acids from olive and rapeseed oils. Lorenzo died at his home in the US state of Virginia, a day after his 30th birthday. He was suffering [---3---] from aspiration pneumonia, which was caused by food getting stuck in his lungs. His father Augusto said: "He could not see or communicate, but he was still with us. He did not suffer... That's the [---4---] important thing." Lorenzo had Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a genetic disease that progressively [---5---] destroys the brains of young boys. The disease leads to the build up of dangerous fatty acids - long-chain fatty acids - in the blood, and within a year children are paralysed, blind, and unable to speak. It is invariably fatal. Lorenzo was [---6---] given less than two years to live but his parents [---7---] refused to accept the doctors' prognosis. With no scientific training, they took [---8---] on the medical establishment and set about finding a cure. In 1986 it seemed they had [---9---] succeeded with a combination of oils that effectively reduced the long-chain fatty acids in the blood. Despite the fairytale ending in the film, the claims have always been controversial and children suffering from ALD continued to die, [---10---] despite being treated with Lorenzo's oil. However, a 10-year study showed that [---11---] while the oil does not appear to work for people who are already ill, it does seem to prevent illness in those whose genes make them [---12---] vulnerable to developing symptoms. Augusto Odone said his son's ashes would be taken to New York and placed with those of his wife Michaela, who [---13---] died in 2000. He added that he was planning to move back to his native Italy and write a [---14---] book about his son. Actors Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte starred as Michaela and Augusto Odone in 1992's "Lorenzo's Oil," which recounted their efforts to formulate the oil they said helped their son fight the neurological disease, despite lacking scientific backgrounds. Lorenso was played by Zack O’Malley Greenburg. Sarandon [---15---] earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance. All assignments, attempted in class or as homework, will be taken into consideration for Continual Assessment [CA] of the student’s performance in Year 2009, unless otherwise specified. Students are expected to participate fully in their assignments. This assignment must be attempted individually by the student, without help from the teacher or another person, unless otherwise specified.
  2. 2. 1189/02 ENGLISH LANGUAGE / CLOZE PASSAGE – Secondary 3/4 Normal Academic R Set by Yeo Yam Hwee The student is responsible for filing the completed / returned handout in his/her R file. Fill in the blanks with your details ONCE only on the FIRST page of the ASSESSMENT sheet. Student: __________________________ No: _____ Class: _____ Date: ____________ SCORE: ___________/15 CLOZE 11A. T1W7 Death of Lorenzo Odone Fill in each blank with a suitable word. Write each answer in the respective numbered box provided at the end of the passage. Lorenzo Odone, whose parents' battle to save him from a rare nerve disorder was depicted in the 1992 film Lorenzo's Oil, died from pneumonia aged 30 in June 2008. Doctors had [---1---] he would not live beyond childhood when he was diagnosed with the incurable [---2---] aged six. But his parents found what seemed to be a cure made of acids from olive and rapeseed oils. Lorenzo died at his home in the US state of Virginia, a day after his 30th birthday. He was suffering [---3---] aspiration pneumonia, which was caused by food getting stuck in his lungs. His father Augusto said: "He could not see or communicate, but he was still with us. He did not suffer... That's the [---4---] thing." Lorenzo had Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a genetic disease that progressively [---5---] the brains of young boys. The disease leads to the build up of dangerous fatty acids - long-chain fatty acids - in the blood, and within a year children are paralysed, blind, and unable to speak. It is invariably fatal. Lorenzo was [---6---] less than two years to live but his parents [---7---] to accept the doctors' prognosis. With no scientific training, they took [---8---] the medical establishment and set about finding a cure. In 1986 it seemed they had [---9---] with a combination of oils that effectively reduced the long-chain fatty acids in the blood. Despite the fairytale ending in the film, the claims have always been controversial and children suffering from ALD continued to die, [---10---] being treated with Lorenzo's oil. However, a 10-year study showed that [---11---] the oil does not appear to work for people who are already ill, it does seem to prevent illness in those whose genes make them [---12---] to developing symptoms. Augusto Odone said his son's ashes would be taken to New York and placed with those of his wife Michaela, who [---13---] in 2000. He added that he was planning to move back to his native Italy and write a [---14---] about his son. Actors Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte starred as Michaela and Augusto Odone in 1992's "Lorenzo's Oil," which recounted their efforts to formulate the oil they said helped their son fight the neurological disease, despite lacking scientific backgrounds. Lorenso was played by Zack O’Malley Greenburg. Sarandon [---15---] an Academy Award nomination for her performance. 1. 6. 11. 2. 7. 12. 3. 8. 13. 4. 9. 14. 5. 10. 15. All assignments, attempted in class or as homework, will be taken into consideration for Continual Assessment [CA] of the student’s performance in Year 2009, unless otherwise specified. Students are expected to participate fully in their assignments. This assignment must be attempted individually by the student, without help from the teacher or another person, unless otherwise specified.
  3. 3. 1189/02 ENGLISH LANGUAGE / CLOZE PASSAGE – Secondary 3/4 Normal Academic R Set by Yeo Yam Hwee The student is responsible for filing the completed / returned handout in his/her R file. Fill in the blanks with your details ONCE only on the FIRST page of the ASSESSMENT sheet. Student: __________________________ No: _____ Class: _____ Date: ____________ SCORE: ___________/15 All assignments, attempted in class or as homework, will be taken into consideration for Continual Assessment [CA] of the student’s performance in Year 2009, unless otherwise specified. Students are expected to participate fully in their assignments. This assignment must be attempted individually by the student, without help from the teacher or another person, unless otherwise specified.

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