Name:_________________________ Date:_______________

Cloze Passage (4.3)

Read the passage and fill in the blanks with the given words.

port independent flourishing grown faced
created people resources survive reason
races history supply route improve


One of the most important dates in the ____________ of Singapore is

9 August 1965. One that day, Singpore became an ____________ country.

The first President was Yusof bin Ishak.

After independence there were problems a new nation ___________.

Many peole were worried that Singapore could not ___________ because

it is too small and had no natural ____________.

To _________ the lives of Singaporeans, houses, clinics and schools

were built. Many jobs were also ____________ through the starting of new

factories. Roads and the _____________ of water and electricity were also

well provided.

Singapore is an important ____________ because it is located on the

east-west _______________ between Europe and East Asia. It was for this

____________ that Raffles came to Singapore in 1819. Since then the port

had ____________ into an international trading port.

Today, Singapore is a ____________ city thriving on its port, financial

business and high-tech industries. The __________ enjoy a good standard

of living in a peaceful nation where many different _________ live together

in harmony.

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