Reading

Water

08-12-2015
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Read the text below. Then complete the tasks that follow.

 

                Water is important to us. Water supplies electricity to our homes, offices and factories. We use water for drinking, bathing, cooking and washing our dirty clothes.

                We also use water for recreation. Children like to go to water theme parks during holidays. They can swim and play in the water. Farmers use water to irrigate their farms because plants cannot grow without it. Water carries nutrients from the soil to the plants. Plants make our environment beautiful.

 

(Adapted from National Geographic, Reading Expedition, 2003)

 

  1. Vocabulary

Use your dictionary to find the meanings of the words below.

 

Words

Meanings

Supplies

 

Recreation

 

Irrigate

 

Nutrients

 

 

  1. Information Transfer

Read the text and transfer the information into the table below.

 

Paragraph 1

Main idea:

Water is 1 ________________________________

_________________________________________

Details:

 

2 ________________________________________

3 ________________________________________

 

 

Paragraph 2

Main idea:

We use water 4 ____________________________

_________________________________________

 

Details:

 

5 ________________________________________

6 ________________________________________

Paragraph 3

Main idea:

7 Farmers use water to ______________________

_________________________________________

Details:

 

8 ________________________________________

9 ________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Grammar

Replace the underlined word with the correct pronoun.

 

  1. Farmers use water to help plants grow.
  2.  

 

  1. Nicol and I wash our clothes every day.
  2.  

 

  1. Children love playing water slides.
  2.  

 

  1. Fatimah gets some water from the river.
  2.  

 

  1. The elephant drinks the clean water happily.
  2.  

 

  1. Water is very important. Water powers electricity to homes.
  2.  

 

  1. Fishermen catch fish in the sea. Then, the fishermen sell it at the market.
  2.  

 

  1. The monkey eats the banana. The monkey throws the skin on the ground.
  2.  

 

  1. Marina receives a new dress on her birthday. Marina is so happy.
  2.  

 

  1. The boy kicks the ball hard and high. The ball goes into the goal.
  2.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Comprehension

Read the text again and circle the best answer.

 

  1. What will happen if the water supply is cut off?
  1. We will not have electricity
  2. We cannot play water slides
  3. We cannot eat, drink and wash

 

  1. Which statement is not mentioned in the text?
  1. We can get fish from the water
  2. We can use water for recreation
  3. We can save water for cooking
  4. We can generate electricity from water

 

  1. Where do children go during holidays?
  1. The Waterfall
  2. The Forest Reserve
  3. Water Theme Parks

 

  1. Which word in the text means “essential”?
  1. important
  2. pollution
  3. irrigate

 

  1. What is the best title for this text?
  1. Water and Electricity
  2. Water Theme Park
  3. Water and Its Uses
  4. Water in Firming

 

 

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About Girija Nair And Meena Mohan Das

Ms. Girija Nair is an experienced teacher of English Language in primary and secondary level since 1980. She secured her teaching certificate from Raja Melewar Teacher’s Training College, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia (1980). She also has a  Diploma in ESL from University of Malaya, Malaysia (1987), a degree in TESL from University Pertanian Malaysia (1996) and a Masters degree in Speech and Language Pathology from University of Malaya, Malaysia (2002). Apart from everyday teaching, She also works as a  Teacher-trainer in various academic programmes organised at the Ministry, State and District levels.She is also well-known as an Examiner in oral and written forms. Sheis also actively involved in various co-academic programmes involving teachers and students. In recognition of her contributions, she has been awarded the Excellent Service Award in 2005 and 2008 by the department of Education in Malaysia.She has been appointed as a Master Teacher in 2010 and is currently teaching in Palong Timur Secondary School. She is also involved in preparing modules and exam questions at the state and district levels.

Mrs. Meena Mohan Das is an elementary school teacher in Malaysia since July1988. She was born in Kluang, a district in the state of Johor. She obtained her certificate in Teacher Training from Mohd Khalid Teacher’s Training College in Johor Bahru, Johor. Her first posting was in Kupang Primary School in Kedah where she taught for six months. Thereafter, she moved to LKTP Felda Kemelah Primary school from 1989 to 1990 and subsequently to Sri Skudai Primary School in December 1990 till present. She has been the Head of the English Language Panel since 1995 in the present school. She has also been a recipient for a Merit Award in 2006 for excellent performance in school.  She obtained her Bachelor of Education in TESL in University Putra Malaysia in 2002. In 2014 she graduated from University Teknologi Malaysia with Masters in Teaching of English as a Second Language.  The research topics done are “Use Of Mind-Mapping and Flashcards in Vocabulary Development among Year 5 Students” and “Process Writing to Enhance Writing Abilities among Year 5 Students”. She has co-authored a journal with Dr Shanthi Sandaran on “The Importance of Vocabulary Development for English Language Teaching and Learning: The Malaysian ESL Context”. 

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