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Jiang Education Centre

Secondary 1/2

Class Activity & HW (Sem 1/week 5)

Contextual Cloze Passage Flood respite as prevention plans brought forward (10m) The most flood-prone areas of Singapore will have extra protection before this year ends. This means that the (1) photographs of a bunch of nurseries under water which were splashed in media reports recently could become a thing of the past. The Public Utilities Board (PUB) announced yesterday that it was bringing forward its project to (2) a repeat of the flash floods at Joan Road and Olive Road the concrete canal. This will be . site of the eight nurseries. The earth drain there will be replaced by a (3) ready by October, about three months ahead of the original schedule. Another floodprone area, Cuscaden Road, will also get relief earlier than (4) Meanwhile, work on a new canal, costing $12.8 million, is already underway in Commonwealth Avenue. It is expected to be ready by the end of this year. "These are areas that are known to (5) drainage, Mr Yap Kheng Guan. Before the recent thunderstorms (6) Still, the (7) their havoc, dredging works at Cuscaden Road as well as Joan and Olive Roads had been fairly effective. of flooding has existed in these areas, either because of small canal capacities or because of the natural terrain. A 30 cm-deep road depression along a 50m stretch of Cuscaden Road, for example, creates a bowl effect where water can be collected. Heavy rainfall within a short time can give rise to flash floods, said Mr Yap. The road level at the junction of Tomlinson and Cuscaden Road will be (8) June. Over at Commonwealth Avenue, PUB is also taking interim measures such as (9) the number of drainage holes from 10 to 20 and installing 10 small dams to slow the flow of water. Apart from heavy rains, high tides can also cause flooding. The Marina Barrage project will block seawater from (10) Chinatown and Little India. "We will not let go of any flash flood," said Mr Yap. "We will look at it and see what we can do."
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Jiang Education Centre

Secondary 1/2

Class Activity & HW (Sem 1/week 5)

Essay writing (40 marks) choose ONE (1) essay and write not less than 300 words

Narrative Essay 1. Write a narrative essay consisting of a series of related episodes that show how you gradually gained the approval and respect of your parents, another relative, or a friend. 2. Have you ever had an experience in which you were the victim of name calling--or in which you found yourself doing the name calling? Summarize the incident, including dialogue and description that will help your readers understand your motivations and reactions. Include a thesis statement that presents your attitude toward the incident. 3. Sometimes people have to deal with the consequences of failing to act. Write an essay in which you recount what would have happened if a) someone had taken action in the midst of the dilemma or b)if someone had not taken action in the midst of a dilemma. Definition Essay 1. Write an essay defining a food--but include a thesis statement that paints a very favorable portrait of a much-maligned food (for example, bean sprouts or broccoli) or a very negative picture of a popular food (for example, chocolate or ice cream). 2. Write an essay in which you define burden at a personal level, by giving examples of the kinds of things you consider burdens. You might want to develop your definition essay with comparison and contrast, exploring the differences between a burden and a responsibility. 3. Write an essay in which you define a family role, for example, the role of a stepmother. Make sure to include the duties of this person. Persuasive essays 1. Persuade your friend to type an essay for you. 2. Persuade your grandparents/ computer illiterate family to take a computer class. 3. Convince a friend to join your band.

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending! - Anonymous

Jiang Education Centre

Secondary 1/2

Class Activity & HW (Sem 1/week 5)

Argumentative Essays (warning extremely challenging) (1) Why religion matters. (2) Is Singapore overly legislated (Are we a fine country) (3) Reform of the education system too much, too fast? (4) Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (5) To gym or not to gym Compare and Contrast (1) Only Child vs. Siblings... (2) Which is more important. Your own ability or the schools reputation? (3) No crime is so horrendous that it would ever warrant the death penalty. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. (4) Compare and contrast football to basketball.. Process Essays (1) How to bake a chocolate chip cake (2) How to organize an event (birthday party/wedding anniversary/rave) (3) Getting a CCA event organized. Cause and effect essays 1. Explain the effects of stress on you. Focus by limiting to a specific situation. 2. Think about your favorite author. What caused him/her to write as he/she did? 3. What are the effects of television on study habits? 4. Why are you such a good/poor/mediocre student? 5. How can one individual have an effect on the environment? ~ Thats it~

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending! - Anonymous