Monday, March 16, 2009

Comprehension Practice 1 -Swimming: Singapore's Quah Ting Wen going for hat-trick - please complete by Thursday 9pm

10 minutes

Dear 5R,

This article is taken from ChannelNewsAsia.

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here for Comprehension Practice 1 and answer the questions below.

Questions:

1) According to the passage, on which day was Ting Wen more impressive when she was competing? Which word in the passage tells us this?

It was on Saturday. The word is 'eclipse'.

The clue here is more impressive.

2) Which two-word phrase has the same meaning as going after?

The word is 'gunning for'.

3) Give two reasons why Oon Gin Gee is looking forward to the swimmers' performances when they represent Singapore in the near future.

The records came from several homegrown swimmers and their preparations look good for the major meets ahead of them.

You have to try to write in your own words.

I will publish your answers once all of you have sent me your answer via comments. Please check your tenses, spelling and ask yourself what the question is asking for. Please type in your name and index number at Name/URL when you click on the comments link.

Class, please read for the information from the text. I am sure you can do much better. Those who got the questions right, WELL DONE! Those who didn't KEEP TRYING!

42 comments:

Tamly Seah said...

1. Ting Wen was more impressive in Saturday. The word is 'eclipse'.

2. It is 'looking good'.

3. The swimmers bode well for the sport and they were homegrown.

Desmond said...

1)It was Monday.It is fine.
2)it is gunning for.
3)The performance by the swimmers was bode well for the sport and the records from several swimmers were all home grown.

Lim Zheng Xuan - 5R said...

1 On Monday,Ting Wen more impressive when she was competing. It is gunning.

2.It is 'blistering form'.

3.All the swimmers were homegrown and she thinks it looks good for Singapore in our preparations for the major meets ahead of them.

Kang ShaoQuan ~29~ said...

Sorry Mr Dass i cannot find any information for the 1st question in the passage....

Mr Dass said...

Yes you can. Read carefully. Read. 'Ting Wen more impressive when she was competing'

Michelle (10) 5R said...

1)It was on Monday.It is'gunning'.

2)It is'blistering form'.

3)Oon Gin Gee said the performences
by the age-group atheletes bode wellfor the sportand the recordscame from several swimmers, and all grew up in Singapore.

yising--2 said...

Q1 ans:It was on Saturday.The word "eclipse"tells us so.
Q2 ans:It is "gunning for".
Q3 ans:It is the reords from the several swimmers ,and that all of them were homegrown.

Kang ShaoQuan ~29~ said...

1) According to the passage, on which day was Ting Wen more impressive when she was competing? Which word in the passage tells us this? She was more impressive on Saturday. The word is 'eclipse'.

2) Which two-word phrase has the same meaning as going after? It is 'gunning for'.

3) Give two reasons why Oon Gin Gee is looking forward to the swimmers' performances when they represent Singapore in the near future. There is not only one swimmer who broke the record but there are a few of them and they are all Singaporeans, not PR's.

Kai Jie said...

1)On Saturday. It is 'bettering'.

2)It is 'gunning for'.

3)The records came from several swimmers that all were homegrown and it looks good for Singapore in their preparatons for the SEA games in December.

Mr Dass said...

Dear Kai Jie, Shao Quan, Yi Sing, Michelle, Zheng Xuan, Desmond and Tamly, thank you for submitting. Where are the rest of you?

Edgar Chong said...

1)At Sunday.It is 'significant'.

2)They are ' Gunning for '.

3)The perfomances by the national age-group athletes is bode well for the sport and the records came from severa swimmers,and all were homegrown looks good for Singapore in our preparations for the major meets ahead of us , including the SEA Games in December.

Fung Ting Wei said...

1) On Sunday,Ting Wen was more impression when she was competing.The word is"bettering"

2)The two word phrases are "gunning for"

3)It takes good for Singapore in their preparations for the major meets ahead them,including the SEA games in December.The performance bode well for the sport.

kerin- 5R said...

1)it was on Sunday. It is 'bettering'.

2)it is 'blistering form'.

3)Oon Gin Gee said the performances by the national age-group athletes bode well for the sport and looking forward to the SEA Games in December.

liyun[3] said...

1.First two days before the competition
2.The phrase is "to go".
3.they hope that the athletes would do well for the upcoming swimmers performance and it looks good for singapore in our preparations for the major meets ahead of them.

Teo Yan Han-16 said...

1)On Sunday. It is 'eclipse'.

2)It is 'gunning for'.

3)The first reason is that he thinks that it is significant that the records came from several swimmers and all were homegrown and the second reason is that it looks good for Singapore in their preparations for the major meets ahead of them, including the SEA Games in December.

Ng Siew Chin(11) said...

1) It is on Monday. It is' Monday'.
2)It is'bettering' and 'gunning'.
3)He said that national age-group athletes bode well for the sport and the records came from several swimmers were significant.

Sharon Loh-5R said...

1.On Saturday,the word is'eclipse'.

2.Sorry i do not know what is the answer for this question=(

3.The two resons arethe records came from several swimmer was significant and he said 'It looks good for Singapore in our preparations for the major meets ahead of us, including the SEA Games in December.'

kua wei jian (30) said...

1st question- It was on monday.

It is 'championship'.

2nd question- They are 'gunning for'.

3rd question- They were all homegrown.

Their record was significant.

xiao jieying (18) said...

Q1)The word 'good'tells me that Ting Wen is more impressive on saturday when she was competing.




Q2)The phrase is'can continue'.



Q3)The first reason is it is good in the preparations for the major that meets ahead, the second reason is singapore will do well in the SEA Games.

June Tan-5R said...

1.Ting Wen did better on Saturday.It is 'eclipse'.
2.It is 'gunning for'.
3.It is significant that the records came from several swimmers and all of them were homegrown and it looks good for Singapore in their preparations for the major meets ahead of them.

JoYcE~ -8- said...

hi, sorry for the late reply. =[

THE ANSWERS ARE:

1] Sorry, i really couldn't find the answer because i don't understand the question.

2] The two-word phrase "gunning for" has the same meaning as going after.

3] The two reasons are because the performances by the national age-group athletes bode well for the sport[more likely to get medals] and it looks good for Singapore in their preparations for the major meets ahead of them.


JoyCE~

Name: Aui Yong Wei Hao Index: (21) said...

SINGAPORE : National swimmer Quah Ting Wen is gunning for Joscelin Yeo's 10-year-old 100m freestyle national record when she takes to the pool at the National Age Group Swimming Championship at the Singapore Sports School on Monday.

The 16-year-old has been in blistering form at the three-day championship, which ends Monday, and coach David Lim is confident she can continue her fine form and better Yeo’s 56.05sec mark, which was set at the 1999 SEA Games.

"She is looking good for it," said Lim. "Ting Wen has been swimming very well over the last two days and she is ready to go for the
100m. I think she can do it."

On Saturday, Ting Wen stopped the clock at 25.80s in the 50m freestyle to eclipse Yeo’s national record of 26.13s set in 2005. On Sunday, she set a new 200m freestyle national mark with a time of 2:01.18, bettering Lynette Lim’s record set last year by 0.98sec.

Several new under-17 marks were also set on Sunday. Among the new record holders is Shana Lim, 15, who set a new 50m backstroke mark with her time of 29:20sec, equalling Tao Li’s national record set at the 2006 Asian Games.

Singapore Swimming Association secretary-general Oon Gin Gee said the performances by the national age-group athletes bode well for the sport.

"What is significant is that the records came from several swimmers, and all were homegrown," said Oon. "It looks good for Singapore in our preparations for the major meets ahead of us, including the SEA Games in December."

1) According to the passage, on which day was Ting Wen more impressive when she was competing? Which word in the passage tells us this?

Answer: Ting Wen was more impressive when she was competing at Sarturday.
It is 'eclipse'.

2) Which two-word phrase has the same meaning as going after?

Answer: It is 'gunning for'.

3) Give two reasons why Oon Gin Gee is looking forward to the swimmers' performances when they represent Singapore in the near future.

Answer: The records that came from several swimmers were homegrown and it looks good for Singapore in our preparations for the major meets ahead of us.

Ong sining (12) said...

1)It was on saturday.It is eclipse.

2)It is bode well.

3)The records came from several swimmers were all homegrown and Singapore looks good in their preparations for the major meets ahead of them, including the SEA Games in December.

YiRan (20) said...

My answer:
Q1.The day was on Saturday. The word is 'eclipse'.
Q2.The two-word phrase is'gunning for'.
Q3.The first reason is that singapore will do well in the SEA Games in December and the second reason is that the swimmers' performances looks good for Singapore in their preparations for the major meets ahead of them.

Lee Bin (7) said...

1.It was on sunday.

2. The phrase is 'go after'.

3.All the winning swimmers were homegrown and the records came from several swimmers.

Sharmaine Yap said...

1)1999 SEA Games.it is 'better'
2)it is 'gunning'
3)She thinks that it is significant that records came from several swimmers,and they were all homegrown.she also thinks it looks good for Singapore in their preparations for the major meets ahead of them,including the SEA Games in December.

Ivan (28)-5R said...

1) On Monday. It is 'gunning'.

2)It is 'bode well'.

3)The national age-group athletes bode well for the sport and it is significant that the records came from several swimmers which were all home grown.

Bernice (14) said...

1)Ting Wen was more impressive when she was completing on Sunday. The word ’blistering’’in the passage tells us this.

2)The two-word phrase is’’ gunning for’.

3)Oon Gin Gee is looking forward to the swimmers performances as the
records came from several swimmers, and all were homegrown. Also, it looks good for Singapore in the preparations for the major meets ahead, including the SEA Games in December.

on zi rui said...

1.on saturday tingwen is more impressive when she is competing.the word is "bettering."
2.the two pharse are "looking good for it" and"gunning for."
3.oon gin gee is looking forward to the swimmers's peformances when they represents singapore because it looks good for singapore in their preprations for the major meets ahead of them and several swimmers witch are homegrown bode well for the sport

siqi 5r said...

1)Monday.The word is 'blistering.'


2)The two word phrase is 'gunning for'.

3)The reason is performances by the national age-group athletes bode well for sport,and also,the records come from several swimmers,and all were home grown.

Chong jia ming said...

1.monday.The word is blistering

2.The word is "to eclipse"

3.she want the record came from several swimmers and she want to prepare singapore for the mojor meet.

Sun Hao Ting said...

1)On Saturday.The word is"eclipse".
2)The phrase is "gunning for".
3)The records came from several swimmers which were all homegrown and they all performed very well in the competition.

Isaac Tay~5R said...

1) On Sunday, she was more impressive when she was competing. The word is bettering.
2) The phrase is ‘gunning for’.
3) The two reasons are (i) several new records were set by different swimmers and (ii) all were homegrown.

Ang Jia Yin [1] 5R said...

1)It was on Saturday
It is " eslipse "

2)It is " gunning for "

3)As all records came from several homegrown swimmers and it also looks good for Singapore in the preparation for the SEA games in December.

Sarah_Ong_13_5R said...

1)It was on Sunday. It is' bettering'.
2)It is' bode well'.
3)Our homegrown swimmers have achieved new marks and some swimmers were under seventeen marks were set.

Trixie Mak Hong Teng-5R said...

1)It was on Monday. It is 'gunning'.

2)It is 'gunning for'.

3)The reasons are 'the performances by the national age-group athletes bode well for the sport' and 'the records came from several swimmers and they were all homegrown.'

Kum Heng Wei said...

1)On Sunday.It is 'bettering'.
2)They are 'fine form'.
3)They are the performances by the national age-group athletes bode well for the sport and the records came from several swimmers are significant

marcus~5r~(27) said...

1)The word is 'blistering'.
2)It is 'gunning form'.
3)he knows that some of the records came from several homegrown swimmers. He thinks that they will display good performances.

cxiangyu said...

1.sunday.the word is'esclipe'
2.it is 'gunning for'
3.the record set by them was significant and they are all homegrown

shawnlim said...

1 the word is 'saturday'.

2 the phare is 'can continue'.

3 he is happy and interested

Ignatius said...

1)She was more impressive on Sunday.It is'bettering'.

2)It is'gunning for'.

3)Records came from several swimmers,all homegrown and it looked good for Singapore in their preparations for the major meets ahead of them.

WKWEI (5R,39) said...

1)On Monday,the word is 'pool'.

2)It is 'bettering'.

3)She thinks that it will look good for Singapore in their preparations for the major meets ahead of them, including the SEA Games in December.And she thinks that it is significant when the records came from several swimmers, and all were homegrown.