WCPB11424

Titles in This Series: English Comprehension for Primary

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English Comprehension for Primary

The English Comprehension series aims to help pupils familiarise themselves with the different types of passages and the different questioning techniques used. Pupils also get acquainted with the latest examination format, ensuring that they are equipped with critical skills to answer comprehension questions confidently.

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Rabbits Missing ✿ Three Palomino rabbits about 2 months old. ✿ Each wearing a thin ribbon with a bell around its neck. ✿ Last seen in the streets of Sunrise Gardens on 7th July 2014. ✿ If found, kindly call Mr Thompson at (65) 6766 9354. ✿ A big reward will be given to the finder.

Choose the correct answer and write its number in the brackets. 1. The owner of the missing rabbits is . (1) Mr Brown (2) Mr Thompson (3) Mr Martin (4) Mr Jones

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English Primary 1 Comprehension Exercise 1

2. How many rabbits were missing? (1) One (3) Three

(2) Two (4) Six

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3. The owner lost his (1) Vietnamese (3) African

rabbits. (2) Palomino (4) Siamese

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4. When were the rabbits last seen? (1) 7th July 2013 (3) 17th July 2014

(2) 7th July 2014 (4) 27th July 2014

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5. How old were the rabbits? (1) 2 weeks old (3) 2 years old

(2) 2 months old (4) 20 years old

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1. streets – public roads in a city or town e.g. The streets are crowded with people. 2. reward – a thing that is given because you have done something good e.g. The girl received a reward for her honesty.

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Maya, My dad drove me to your house but you and your family were out. I have dropped the Robinson Crusoe comic inside your letter box.

It is an interesting read for comic fans like us. Enjoy!

Jane 6.20 p.m.

Answer the questions in complete sentences. 1. Who will be reading the note?

2. Who wrote the note?

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English Primary 1 Comprehension Exercise 2

3. Why did Jane leave the comic inside the letter box?

4. What did Jane ask Maya to do?

5. Do you think Maya will read the comic? Why?

1. comic â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a magazine that tells stories through pictures e.g. The little boy buys a comic every month. 2. fans â&#x20AC;&#x201C; people who admire someone or enjoy something very much e.g. Many fans waited in the pouring rain for the famous singer.

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5 BASIC / MCQ

Read the passage below carefully and answer the questions that follow. Beth is a cleaner from the Philippines. She takes care of Mr Amran’s office. She vacuums and mops the floor every day. She also wipes the tables and the shelves in the office. She even cleans the lamps and the fans in the office with detergent. She also tidies up his working area. She works from seven o’clock in the morning to four o’clock in the evening. When it is Christmas, Mr Amran buys a present for Beth. He appreciates Beth’s work as a cleaner in his office. She keeps his office spotlessly clean and tidy!

Choose the correct answer and write its number in the brackets. 1. Beth works as a (1) cleaner (3) nurse 2. Beth’s job is to (1) look after sick people (3) wash clothes

. (2) lawyer (4) road sweeper

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(2) clean Mr Amran’s office (4) cook meals

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English Primary 1 Comprehension Exercise 3

3. She to keep them clean. (1) wipes the shelves (2) folds the clothes (3) scrubs the sink (4) washes the aquarium

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4. Beth is from (1) Malaysia (3) France

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. (2) Cambodia (4) the Philippines

5. Mr Amran buys Beth a present when it is . (1) Hari Raya (2) Chinese New Year (3) Christmas (4) Deepavali

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1. detergent – a liquid or powder that helps remove dirt e.g. I use detergent to wash my dirty clothes. 2. appreciates – recognises the good qualities of somebody or something e.g. The teacher appreciates the pupil’s help in carrying the heavy books.

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Read the newspaper article below carefully and answer the questions that follow.

The Moon, 15 January 2014

Welcoming Chinese New Year was an exciting experience for many people this year. Many families had gathered at the National Stadium to watch the spectacular fireworks display. A tourist from Japan, Mr Kaoru Murase, who was in Singapore for the first time, was at the National Stadium with his family. They arrived early at the stadium to ensure that they get the best seats. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The multi-coloured fireworks that exploded around the National Stadium were so beautiful. It is definitely a good start to Chinese New Year!â&#x20AC;? Mr Kaoru said.

Answer the questions below in complete sentences. 1. Where did Mr Kaoru Murase and his family celebrate Chinese New Year?

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English Primary 1 Comprehension Exercise 4

2. Where was Mr Kaoru from?

3. Where did Mr Kaoru and his family go to watch the fireworks display?

4. Why did they arrive early at the stadium?

5. What was Mr Kaoru’s opinion of the fireworks display?

1. spectacular – very impressive e.g. We admired the spectacular scenery at the peak of the mountain. 2. exploded – burst loudly and violently, causing damage e.g. The bomb exploded in the shopping centre, killing a lot of people. 3. definitely – in a way that shows that you are certain e.g. I will definitely attend your birthday party.

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The Dog with a grin

Will wait for the tin,

Containing its food

And sit and be good,

Though for what I don’t know

Is it just for show?

Perhaps.

If there is a cat nearby,

Would it go?

Perhaps.

Choose the correct answer and write its number in the brackets. 1. The meaning of “grin” is to (1) frown (3) chew

widely. (2) smile (4) cry

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2. The animal in the poem is a (1) cat (3) rabbit

. (2) hamster (4) dog

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English Primary 1 Comprehension Exercise 5

3. What is the animal in the poem waiting for? (1) Food (2) A cat (3) Passers-by (4) A dog

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4. What does the animal do while waiting for its food? (1) It runs around happily. (2) It sits down and behaves itself. (3) It barks loudly. (4) It jumps all over the place.

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5. The dog would probably not sit still if there was a (1) cow (2) cat (3) mouse (4) monkey

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1. grin – smile widely e.g. I grin at my mother when she walks towards me. 2. perhaps – maybe e.g. Perhaps he will give us a lift to school.

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Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow. “Wake up, Lily! You are already late for school!” says Mrs Mok. Lily wakes up. She looks at the alarm clock. It is already 6.30 a.m. She is 30 minutes late. She quickly brushes her teeth and puts on her school uniform. She drinks a cup of milk in a hurry and dashes out of her house. It is raining outside. She doesn’t have an umbrella with her. She then runs to school in the rain. She arrives half an hour late for school, dripping wet. Her uniform, shoes and school bag are all wet. Her class teacher is waiting for her at the classroom door. Lily promises not to go back to sleep again after hearing the alarm clock ring. Answer the questions in complete sentences. 1. Who wakes Lily up for school?

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2. How late is Lily for school?

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3. How does Lily go to school on that rainy morning?

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English Primary 1 Comprehension Exercise 6

4. Why is Lily dripping wet when she arrives at school?

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5. Why is Lily late for school ?

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1. dashes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; goes somewhere suddenly and quickly e.g. Jack dashes out of the house because he is late for school. 2. dripping â&#x20AC;&#x201C; falling in small drops e.g. Water is dripping from his hair as he comes out from the shower.

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I do not sleep at night. I live high up in the trees. My eyes are big and round. When I am awake, I hoot. What am I?

I am long and scaly. Many people fear me. When I am angry, I hiss. I live in bushes and tall grass. What am I?

Choose the correct answer and write its number in the brackets. 1. How many riddles are there in the passage? (1) One (2) Two (3) Five (4) Six

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2. What is the answer to the first riddle? (1) An eagle (2) A hippo (3) A crocodile (4) An owl

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English Primary 1 Comprehension Exercise 7

3. The animal in the second riddle lives in  . (1) tall trees (2) bushes and tall grass (3) cages (4) a coop

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4. The answer to the second riddle is a (1) snake (2) squirrel (3) hippopotamus (4) zebra

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5. The animal in the first riddle does not sleep (1) in the afternoon (2) in the morning (3) in the evening (4) at night

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1. hoot – make a loud noise e.g. The owls hoot loudly in the barn. 2. scaly – covered with scales e.g. The lizard has scaly skin.

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Read the passage below carefully and answer the questions that follow. It is the third day of school. Yue May is feeling very anxious. She knows that her teacher, Miss Leong, is going to call her name soon. “Yue May, you have forgotten to bring your spelling book again, haven’t you?” says Miss Leong furiously. “Why do you keep forgetting?” “I am sorry,” says Yue May, looking down. “I promise I will bring it tomorrow.” Miss Leong keeps Yue May in class for ten minutes during recess. Yue May takes her notebook out and slowly notes a reminder down. Tears drip down her face. She can hear her stomach growling. Answer the questions in complete sentences. 1. Why is Yue May feeling anxious?

2. Why is Miss Leong angry?

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English Comprehension for Primary 1
English Comprehension for Primary 1