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ERROR IDENTIFICATION EXERCISE(prepared by : Pn Nur Aminah Adnan)

Jill was walking to her class slowly. She was worried about the History test
she would have to take that morning. As she was reach the classroom, a 1.
piece of paper suddenly fluttered down and land near her feet. As Jill 2.
glanced down at the paper, her heart nearly missed a beat. It were the 3.
History test paper complete with answers ! Jill's very first thought were not 4.
to tell anyone about what she have found. She would memorize all the 5.
answers and do extremely well on the test. After some hard thinking, 6.
however, he knew that it would be a very dishonest thing to do. Besides, it 7.
would not be fair to her classmates. In the end, Jill returned the paper from 8.
her History teacher, Miss James. "Thanks, Jill. I has been searching high 9.
or low for it," said the teacher."I...I've read all the questions already, Miss 10.
James," Jill confessed. Miss James told her not to worry as she would think
of new questions for the test.
The expression 'Achilles' heel' means 'a person's weakest part'.
Long ago there was a handsome, young warrior named Achilles. He were a 1.
very brave warrior what fought valiantly for the Greeks during the Trojan 2.
war. Achilles became one of the best warrior in the Greek army. He 3.
seemed invincible because she could not be injured by his enemies at all. 4.
Achilles's secret was that when he were a baby, his mother had immersed 5.
him in the waters off the River Styx. The magical power of the 6.
water protected him from any sort of injury. However, he have 7.
one weakness, his heel. His mother had held him by his heel when he 8.
soaked him into the river. This would be Achilles's downfall. One day, in a 9.
fierce battle, Achilles kill a Trojan hero called Hector. Hector's brother shot 10.
a deadly arrow at Achilles's heel. As a result, Achilles died from the poison
in the arrow.

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ERROR IDENTIFICATION EXERCISE(prepared by : Pn Nur Aminah Adnan)

Do you know how a bee keeper gets honey from honeycombs ? First, he
blow smoke into the honeycomb. The bees react by fill themselves with 1.
honey because their natural instinct tell them that the smoke might be 2.
coming to a forest fire. In the event of these, the bees will move to 3.
a new home. This is why bees rarely sting the person who scrape the bees 4.
away from the honey comb. As a result, the bee keeper has made her job 5.
easier. Still, the bee keeper takes precaution by wear a long sleeved coat so 6.
that his arms will not be expose to the bees. He puts on a pair of gloves 7.
when he handles the hives. He also wear a hat with a veil so that the bees 8.
would not able to sting her face. He holds the hives carefully 9.
to avoid knocking him and alarming the bees. The bees are 10.
scraped into new hives and they start collecting nectar for making honey
all over again.
Albert Einstein was born in Germany in 1879. When he was in school, he
disliked the formal system of education and started to study physics on her 1.
own. In 1905, Einstein publish four important papers on relativity that 2.
received widespread attention up the world. Many people were 3.
skeptical about his theory, until it were confirmed during the total solar 4.
eclipse in May that year. At 1921, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 5.
physics. In private life, Einstein was a quiet man which liked to take long 6.
walks, sail and play the violin. He were also deeply concerned with the 7.
social consequences of science. He urged nations to live on peace and 8.
refused a offer to become Israel's president. Just before World War II 9.
broke into, Einstein cautioned President Franklin Roosevelt about the 10.
likelihood of the invention of the atomic bomb, and the effects it
would have on the world. Einstein died in 1955.

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It was midnight when the last guest left. I sighed heavily as I looked
around. The living room was full of cigarette smell but perfume. As I looked 1.
around, I saw wet patches of spilt beer above my best Persian carpet. My 2.
antique vases were totally smashed. They has even used my antique oak 3.
tables as ashtrays. These guests had do their best to destroy my 4.
expensively decorated living room! I shake my head. The mess 5.
would take hours to clearing. My housekeeper would resign on the spot if 6.
she saw an mess. I had to do something fast. I could not afford to lose 7.
her as she is the best cook I have ever had. I had no choice. I go to the 8.
bookshelf, take out the book 'The Evolution of Man' by Charles Darwin and 9.
pressed on the wall behind it. An small hole in the wall appeared on my 10.
right. I reached in and took out a long object. Then I waved it in the air. The
room started to clean itself up. As you might have guessed by now, the
long object is a wand, and I am what they call a witch.
You must have heard of many ghost stories, but have you heard of
this one from Japan ? The story go like this; one moonlit night, a man was 1.
walking home along the river when she saw a woman crying on the bridge. 2.
He could not see her face because she was sitting with his back to him. 3.
However, he could see that she were crying uncontrollably that her whole 4.
body was shake. The man felt sorry for her. When he went up to comfort 5.
her, she suddenly turned around. To his horror, the man seen that she had 6.
no eyes, no nose and no mouth on her face ! For an while the man stood 7.
frozen. Then he turned but ran away as fast as he could until he came to 8.
the nearest inn. Once inside, he began to stammer out what he had saw. 9.
The proprietor of the inn, who had be bending down to clean the tables, 10.
straightened up and asked him, "Did she look like this?" His face, too, was
egg-like. The man fainted !

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Once upon a time, there lived a peasant girl named Arachne. Arachne was
a very talented weaver of wool. She could create the most intricate and
beautiful tapestries in the world. Everyone who knew her admire and 1.
praised her for her gift. They told him that Minerva, the goddess of 2.
weaving and handicraft, must have given her these talent. Instead of 3.
agreeing, Arachne proudly claimed, "Minerva indeed! I is sure 4.
I'm better than she is from weaving. In fact, I'm ready to challenge her in a 5.
weaving contest.” When Minerva heard about Arachne's challenge, he was 6.
furious. One day, Minerva appeared at Arachne's cottage or reminded 7.
Arachne off her challenge. In no time, the contest began. Both Arachne and 8.
Minerva started to weaving, their fingers moving at lightning speed. When 9.
they had completing their task, everyone was astounded. Arachne's 10.
tapestry was far more beautiful than Minerva's! In a fit of jealousy,
Minerva lost her temper. "You will now do all your weaving in the air!" she
declared. She changed Arachne into a small black hairy creature with eight
legs. Hence, Arachne became the first spider in the world.
When I was young, I used to enjoy watching Mother cook,
especially when she were preparing my favourite omelettes. When the 1.
eggs turned golden and Mother flipped them over, I will jump so clap my 2.
hands with glee. Once, when Mother was not in, I decide to fry an egg 3.
by myself. First, I washed the pan. Then, I pour some oil in the pan. 4.
However, as the oil heated down, it splattered all over the stove. Some of 5.
it got on my face and arms, and I cried out on pain. I was terrified and 6.
does not even try to go near the pan! After what seem like eternity, the 7.
sizzling oil stopped hissing. I then turned off the stove and spend the next 8.
hour cleaning up a mess. After that incident, I never wanted 9.
to learnt cooking. I would rather help Mother wash the cooking utensils 10.
after she finishes cooking !

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ERROR IDENTIFICATION EXERCISE(prepared by : Pn Nur Aminah Adnan)

An Indonesian folktale tells the story of a fisherman who always wanted


more than what he already had. "If only I were rich!" was the thought 1.
constantly on his mind. He would never have to fish again. He will build a 2.
large house for himself and have a lot of servants to wait onto him. One 3.
day, where the fisherman was at sea, something heavy got entangled in his 4.
fishing net. Cursing his bad luck, he hauled the net in. Something shine 5.
caught his eyes - it was an gold chain that was 'caught' in the net ! "Gold ! 6.
I'll be rich !" Visions of his day dreams coming true race through his mind 7.
as he begin to pull in the gold chain. His small boat began to sink due to 8.
the weight of the gold, but the man was to greedy to stop. Soon, water was 9.
rushing into the boat. Still, the man continued pulling on the never ending 10.
gold chain. The boat eventually capsized and the gold chain sank to the
bottom of the sea, taking the greedy fisherman with it.
Sandwiches make a delicious snack any time. Interestingly, the sandwich is
the invention of a eighteen century English Earl called John Montagu. 1.
Montagu was addicted to card games. He even found it to bothersome to 2.
stop his games to meals. One day, Montagu was served a meal of sliced 3.
meat with bread. At that time, Montagu was played the game 4.
that required their players to cover cards on top of another. As Montagu 5.
looked at both the game and his food, a idea came to his mind. "I can do 6.
the same with my food as well," he think. He took a slice of bread, placed a 7.
piece of meat on it and covered that with other slice of bread. Montagu 8.
was very pleased with his invention until it allowed him to play cards with 9.
one hand and eat his meal with the other. Montagu's friends quick 10.
caught on to his idea. As Montagu's full title was 'the Earl of Sandwich', the
new invention became known as a 'sandwich'.

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ERROR IDENTIFICATION EXERCISE(prepared by : Pn Nur Aminah Adnan)

On Sports Day, the field is decorated with banners. Little coloured


triangular flags was stuck in the ground along the length of the track. The 1.
pavilion is the most decorated area, especially with their lavish display of 2.
rosettes and banners. In front of the pavilion are three long wooden table 3.
displaying the cups, trophies and other medals which would be give to the 4.
winners at the end off the meet. A three-levelled platform stand opposite 5.
the pavilion with the figures 1,2 and 3 clearly mark on the three different 6.
levels. All of a contestants feel very nervous as they warm up to their 7.
events. Bang ! As the gun goes off for each races, the contestants will run 8.
with all their strength. As the runners come near the finish line the crowd 9.
would cheer the runners on. On the end of the day, the prize-winning 10.
ceremony would take place. All the winners are called to step onto the
platform to receive their medals. Usually, a well-known person is asked to
present the medals to the winners.
Many years ago, there lived a couple who had a very beautiful daughter,
Alitaptap. She were always sweet and gentle. So it was not surprising that 1.
she had many admirers. Now, among the men who want to marry her was 2.
Meopin, a rich man, but a rascal. He also had an violent temper. He did not 3.
like anyone to argue with him. He was pick as Alitaptap's future 4.
husband because of his great wealth. On learning this, Alitaptap weep 5.
bitterly and begged her father not to marry her to Meopin. His father 6.
refused to listen. The wedding day was fixed. In the big day itself, Alitaptap 7.
was nowhere to be found. At first, her parents or relatives looked for her in 8.
the house, hence she was not there. Then they looked for her in the village. 9.
She was not there either. So the villagers organized an big search party. At 10.
last they found Alitaptap, but she was dead. She was floating face down in
a river nearby.

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ERROR IDENTIFICATION EXERCISE(prepared by : Pn Nur Aminah Adnan)

Many of us might not have had the opportunity to visit Egypt, but
you must have see pictures of Egyptian mummies and the tombs that they 1.
are placed in. Some of these tomb are breathtaking and grand. The Great 2.
Pyramid at Giza, one of the landmark of Egypt today, is the tomb of the 3.
Pharaoh Cheops. To the ancient Egyptians, the tomb are the real home of a 4.
human being and therefore, he working hard during his whole lifetime to 5.
furnish it comfortably for her death. When a rich Egyptian dies, his body is 6.
embalmed with a huge amount of special herbs and salts to preserved it. 7.
The body is then placed in a tomb to further protect them from harsh 8.
weather. The dead man is bury along with his material possessions, which 9.
are to provide for his needs in the new world where she is supposed to go. 10.
Oil, furniture, pottery and copper tools have been discovered in some
tombs. In one tomb, archaeologists found a whole meal comprising
porridge, pigeon stew, fish and bread !
It was past midnight. We were walking along the beach enjoying the cool
sea breeze. Then one of us spotted what we has come to look for. Out of 1.
the sea came a giant leatherback turtle, crawling slowly into the beach. It 2.
had a great hard shell upon its back and used their huge flippers 3.
to move about effortlessly. The turtle reach the middle of the beach and 4.
began digging away on the sand. Large scoops of sand were flung 5.
everywhere as the turtle work in deep concentration, oblivious to our 6.
prying eyes. When a deep hole has been dug, the turtle settled over 7.
it for ten minutes. As she got up, it began covering the hole with sand 8.
again. Up the bright moonlight, we could see numerous round, white eggs. 9.
In a month's time, tiny turtles will hatch in them. These baby turtles would 10.
all crawl to the sea as if guided by instinct and swim away. When they
reach adulthood, they too would return to this spot to lay their eggs.

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ERROR IDENTIFICATION EXERCISE(prepared by : Pn Nur Aminah Adnan)

Known as the 'royal game', chess and its variations have been
played for many centuries. Some people claims that the game probably 1.
originated from Persia. This is because the word 'chess' is derived to the 2.
Persian word `shah' which means 'king'. However, others has argued that it 3.
could have been started by the Buddhists at India. According to Buddhist 4.
belief, any kind of killing is considered wrong and sinful. Thus, chess were 5.
actually invented as a substitute of war! No one, however, know the exact 6.
origin of the game. The individual chess pieces have undergo several 7.
changes. In ancient times , the king could be capture and the game 8.
could still continue. This is impossible in today's game. The piece that have 9.
undergone the more changes was the queen. Today, the queen 10.
is regarded as the most powerful piece in the game. Back in the old days,
however, the queen was the weakest piece on the board. It could only
move one square at a time.
If you walk down Chinatown today, you will see that the most prominent
building there were Chinatown Point. Years ago, however, the old 1.
storehouses along the street were the center off activity. During the 2.
Chinese New Year season, stalls sell all kinds of goods, lined the street 3.
at Chinatown. Goods ranged from food to clothes, flowers to household 4.
provisions. This stalls were opened late into the night and hundreds 5.
of people would brave the crowd to did their new year shopping. 6.
The most exciting day from shopping was New Year's Eve itself. As 7.
midnight approached, prices of goods was drastically reduced because the 8.
stallholders wanted to sell off his goods quickly so that he could go home 9.
to celebrate the new year. Into the early 1980s, it was decided that the 10.
roadside stalls had to go for hygiene reasons. Thus, shopping under the
stars in Chinatown has become a mere memory for many people.

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ERROR IDENTIFICATION EXERCISE(prepared by : Pn Nur Aminah Adnan)

I went to a night market recently. It is commonly known as 'pasar malam'.


There are not many 'pasar malam' left in Singapore and it were my first 1.
time. There was many stalls set up along the five-foot way in front of the 2.
shop-houses. Rough canvases had been spreading on the ground, 3.
and all the hawkers' wares were neatly piled upon it. There were 4.
interested items of all kinds: clay figurines, scarves, handcrafting 5.
silverware, hats and many other things of interest. The peoples at the 6.
'pasar malam' were as varied as the goods that were on sale. However, she 7.
was crystal clear that they was all there to seek bargains. There was much 8.
haggling over the prices of the goods. The bright lights but cheerful 9.
banter between customers and hawkers created an most 10.
entertaining atmosphere. I bought several unusual pieces of pottery for my
parents and a huge stuffed bear for my sister. For myself, I bought a
delightful train set which, although old-fashioned, was in perfect running
order. It was also very cheap!
"Tommy, wake up. It's time for school. If you don't hurry, you're going to
be late," said Mrs Dunn as she popped his head into her son's room. 1.
Tommy rubbed his eyes sleepily and covered his face and his blanket. He 2.
said, "Mother, I don't want to go to school. I have an bad time in 3.
school every day. The teachers always nag at them because they don't like 4.
me. The students are also very unfriendly. Each day, I have these feeling 5.
that everyone makes fun of me behind my back. Can I pretend to been sick 6.
today and not go to school just for one days?" Mrs Dunn shook his head. 7.
"I’m afraid not, Tommy," she said. "In fact, I can think of many reason why 8.
you should go to school. First, you are as fit as an fiddle and has no reason 9.
to excuse yourself by pretend to be sick. Secondly, you have a lot of work 10.
to be done in school. Thirdly, you are the school Principal!"

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He was filled with excitement. He had waited a long time for this holiday to
England where he would spend four week visiting his aunt. Kenneth was 1.
also look forward to his flight. He has never been on an airplane before. 2.
After put his luggage on the shelves above his seat, Kenneth sat down. He 3.
was please that he was able to get a window seat. Now he would get a 4.
good view of the clouds when the plane takes off. Next to him sat an 5.
pleasant-looking lady. Kenneth gave him a broad smile and looked out of 6.
the window. He could not waited to enjoy the view from high above. 7.
From the window, he can see tiny black dots. "Look! The plane is so 8.
high that the people down there looks like ants," he exclaimed in wonder. 9.
"They are ants," his companion said with a laugh. "The plane haven't even 10.
taken off yet!"

For a month every year, Muslims observe the Ramadan or the fast. During
these period, they do not eat or drink anything between the hours of 1.
sunrise and sunset. Instead, they spent more time praying. Muslims pray 2.
five times a day. They are not allowed to wearing shoes when they pray. If 3.
you walk past an mosque around prayer times, you will see mountains of 4.
shoes outside it. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims is also reminded 5.
to pay tithes to the collectors at the mosques. The money went to 6.
the aid of needy Muslims. Ramadan end with the celebration of Hari Raya 7.
Puasa. Muslims puts on new clothes to pray at the mosques and 8.
visit one another. Special delicacies like ketupat, lemang, rendang but 9.
dodol are prepared for the celebration and non-Muslim friends were 10.
invited to participate in this joyous event. All these help make Hari Raya
Puasa one of the most important festivals of the Malay calendar.

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