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SJKT LADANG MIDLANDS

YEAR 5 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT (1)


COMPREHENSION PAPER
1 hour 15 minutes

Name: ( ) Marks:
Class: 5 ( ) Date :
Parents Signature:

1. This paper consists of two sections. Section A and Section B. Q1 - 20 20


2. You are required to answer all the sections. Q 21 6

3. Each question in Section A is followed by four possible answers Q 22 8

Choose the best answer from the answers marked A, B, C and D. Q 23 8


Then on your answer sheet, blacken the answer that you have Q 24 - 25 8
chosen. Total 50

SECTION A
[20 marks]
Choose the best answer to complete the sentence.

1. The girl running towards her mother.


A. is B. are C. am D. ware

2. Jason could not find his bag .


A. nowhere B. somewhere C. anywhere D. everywhere

3. There is only orange juice in the glass.


A. much B. many C. few D. a little

4. The pupils the classroom with colourful ribbons and balloons yesterday.
A. decorate B. decorates C. decorated D. decorating

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5. The teacher scolds the naughty boy .
A. happily B. angrily C. cheerfully D. softly

Choose the most suitable proverb.


6. If we do an activity regularly, we will become very good at it. As the saying goes,
.

A. look before you leap

B. practice makes perfect

C. laughter is the best medicine

D. dont try to run before you can walk

Choose the best answer for each blank.

Last Monday, Sally took part in a singing competition. She tried her best but she did not win any prizes.
She 7 very disappointed. Her mother 8 her not to give up. She continued to
practise hard. After a few months, she represented her school in the state level competition
9 she won the first prize. Her parents were proud of her.

7. A. is B. are C. was D. were

8. A. advised B. advises C. advise D. advising

9. A. or B. and C. but D. because

Choose the word that has the same meaning as the underlined word.
10. We should be grateful for everything we have.
A. thankful B. delightful C. playful D. thoughtful

Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation.


11. A. Ming Hui said, I am feeling happy.

B. Ming Hui said, I am feeling happy.

C. Ming Hui said I am feeling happy.

D. Ming Hui said, I am feeling happy.

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Question 12 - 15

Look at the picture and choose the best answer.

John and Frederick are studying in the 12_ . There is a No Talking sign on the door. Both
of them are 13 quietly. Frederick is reading a story book. There is a stack of books
14 the table. John is writing an essay. He is sitting 15 Frederick.

12 A. office C. library
B. shop D. market

13 A. study C. studied
B. studies D. studying

14 A. in C. under
B. on D. above

15 A. beside C. under
B. next to D. opposite

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Question 16 to 20
Read the passage below carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Last week, my friends and I went on a camping trip. We were very excited as it was our first camping
experience. Our teachers, Mr. Ganesh and Mr. Tan, accompanied us.

We learnt a lot during the trip. Mr. Tan taught us how to pitch our tents. Mr. Ganesh guided us
to make a campfire. We then cooked a delicious meal together.

That night, Mr. Ganesh played his guitar and we had fun singing together. We sat around the
campfire and Mr. Tan told us scary ghost stories. Chills went up my spine as I listened to his stories but
I tried to be brave.

The next morning, we had an early breakfast. After that, we decided to swim in the waterfall
before we left the place. After an hour in the water, we headed home. It was a wonderful experience and
we look forward to go camping again.

16. Why was the writer excited?

A. It was his first camping trip.

B. He was going for a swimming lesson.

C. He was going to learn about how to cook.

D. He was going to meet Mr. Tan and Mr. Ganesh.

17. What did the writer learn during the trip?


A. How to swim.
B. How to play the guitar.
C. How to make a campfire.
D. How to cook a delicious meal.

18. How did the writer feel when he listened to the horror stories?
A. Brave
B. Happy
C. Pleased
D. Frightened

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19. According to the passage, the writer did not .

A. set up the tent

B. play the guitar

C. swim in the waterfall

D. listen to horror stories

20. What is a suitable title for the passage above?


A. First Camping Trip
B. Our Favourite Teachers
C. Mr. Tans Horror Stories
D. Swimming in the Waterfall

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SECTION B
[ 30 marks ]
Question 21
Based on the given pictures, give the correct answers in the full sentences.
Write your answers in the spaces provided.

(a) Answer:

[2 marks]

Answer:
(b)

[2 marks]

(c) Answer:

[2 marks]

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Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow.

Michael liked music since he was a toddler. He would sing and dance when he watched singers sang on
television. One day, his father made a promise to him that he would buy him a guitar if he was able to
achieve good results in his final examination.
Michael worked very hard and he did his revision every day. The examination was finally over.
He was excited when he knew that he passed the examination with flying colours.
Michael showed his report card to his father. His father was very pleased and he congratulated
Michael for his excellent work. Just as his father had promised, he took Michael to a shop selling
musical instruments. He chose a branded guitar for Michael. Michael was very touched and he thanked
his father profusely. He decided to attend guitar lessons. He wished that he could be a famous guitarist
one day.

Question 22
Tick ( ) the correct answer.

(a) A toddler in the passage means


a newborn baby.
a child who has just learnt to walk
a pupil aged between 7 and 12 [1 mark]

(b) How would Michael probably feel if he failed to obtain good grades in his examination?

Amazed
Frightened
Disappointed [1 mark]

Write your answers in the spaces provided.

(c) In your opinion, why did Michael work very hard?

[2 marks]

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(d) Besides the guitar, list 2 other musical instruments that you can find in the shop selling them.

(i)
(ii)
[2 marks]

(e) Michael had dreamt to become a famous guitarist .What must he do to achieve his dream?

[2 marks]

Read the poster below. Then, answer the questions that follow.

HOW TO BE A GOOD PERSON


Friend
Be supportive of your friends
Visit them when they are sick
Help them with their studies

School
Come to school punctually
Respect your teachers
Complete your homework

Home
Help with the household chores
Listen to your parents
Take care of your younger sisters and brothers

Community
Respect other people
Join volunteer work
Save the environment

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Question 23

Tick ( ) the correct answer.

(a) Lily wants to practise some good behaviours at home. She would need to

join volunteer work


help with the household chores
join the community for the gotong-royong [1 mark]

(b) Jason is a good person. His friend is admitted to the hospital. What should Jason do?

Respect him more


Feeling proud of him
Visit him in the hospital [1 mark]

(c) Match the phrases in List A to the suitable phrases in List B. An example is given below.

List A List B
The poster tells us helps friends in their studies.
A good citizen should never harm the environment.
A good friend on how to be a good person.
Good pupils come to school punctually.

[2 marks]

(d) It is important to take care of our earth. List two ways that you can do to save the environment.
(i)

(ii)

[2 marks]

(e) In your opinion, why do we need to help our parents with the household chores?

[2 marks]

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Read the leaflet and the dialogue. Then answer the questions that follow.

WANTED!
A FEW GOOD VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Qualifications:

Able to follow instructions


Hard-working
Able to do repetitive work
Ability to tune out loud noises
(nearby construction site)

Job:
Planting
Trimming
Watering plants
General beautification of the park

- Work on every Saturday for 4 hours starting at 8:30 a.m.


- Experience is not necessary!

Sally : Jane, are you free on Saturdays?


Jane : Im busy in the evenings but Im free in the mornings.
Sally : Would you like to be a volunteer gardener? Im volunteering every Saturday morning at the
park to do some gardening.
Jane : I dont know much about gardening.
Sally : It doesnt matter. The organisers will teach us what to do.
Jane : Okay, count me in. I will ask Jehan about it too.

Question 24
Tick () the correct answer.

(a) What time does the gardening work end every Saturday?

8:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. [1 mark]

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(b) The sentence Experience is not necessary in the leaflet tells us that volunteers do not need to
have experience about

gardening work
construction site
managing a park [1 mark]

Question 25

Write your answers in the spaces provided.


(a) Okay, count me in.

What do you understand by this sentence?

[2 marks]

(b) Why do you think volunteers must be able to tune out loud noises?

[2 marks]

(c) As a volunteer, you have been asked to suggest a way to beautify the park. What would you
suggest? Provide a reason for your suggestion.

[2 marks]

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