care, administration, management, handling, managing, overseeing, running
prisoner, away, captive
sink, capsize, perish
however, fortunately, luckily, thankfully
doubt, ponder, wonder
cause, reason, case
No matter how hard Tim tried, he could not hit any pin with the bowling ball.
Mr Ong whose main door was vandalised made a police report last night.
The evening dress that Alice bought was neither cheap nor attractive.
Due to Mr Tan's inability to fix the burst pipe, the kitchen is flooded.
No sooner had the boy taken some money from the drawer than his mother walked in.
He was illiterate.
They were the punishment he received at school when he gave the wrong answer and the possibility that he had dyslexia.
It was getting his father to trace the letters of his name.
The phrase is "laboured over the words".
Due to his father's illiteracy, he was cheated of the title deed of the house when he unwittingly signed it off. / As the writer's father was illiterate, he was tricked/ forced into selling his farm and thus had to move out.
The writer's father had lost weight. / The writer's father was ageing. / The writer's father was getting old.
He was keen and willing to work. The two qualities were his efficiency/ persistence/ perseverance/ determination. (Any two = 2m)
He relied on the illustration which was not accurate. / He thought the picture on the can looked like pears so he bought it.
He felt embarrassed and frustrated as he had bought a can of potatoes thinking it contained pears as he could not read the label. As he result, he could not surprise the writer with the dessert.
The writer felt the warmth of his father's hand when his father touched the writer's shoulder on the evening walks and when he carried the writer on his lap.
Pandas' names were specially chosen to provide greater bilateral ties between countries as mentioned in the newspaper articles read today.
Few questions to reflect about:
1) What gifts will you give/loan to other countries to build trading relations and why?
2) What do you think of the names "Kai Kai" and "Jia Jia"? What names would you give them if you were to take part in the naming contest?