01 June 2014

Understanding News Items Test

SINGAPORE: A supervisor was jailed for two months for repeatedly striking his Indonesian maid on the head and back with a television remote.
Muhammad Shafiq Woon Abdullah was brought to court in Singapore because he had physically hurt the woman on several occasions between June and October 2002, the Straits Time said.
The magistrate’s court heard that Shafiq, 31, began striking Winarti, 22, about a month after she started working for him.
He hit her on the head with the TV sets remote control because he was unhappy with her work. On one occasion, he punched her on the back after accusing her of daydreaming.
S.S. Dhillon, Shafiq’s lawyer, said that his client had become mad when he saw his daughter’s face covered as she was lying in bed. He said his client thought the maid had put the child in danger.

1. The text reported …
A. the arrest of a supervisor
B. the working condition in Singapore
C. an Indonesian worker in Singapore
D. the Indonesian workers’ condition in Singapore
E. a crime by a Singaporean supervisor towards his maid

2. Which one of the following statements is TRUE according to the text?
A. A supervisor was put in jail for two years,
B. The supervisor gave many kinds of jobs to the maid,
C. The maid has been working for him for two months,
D. Winarti struck the supervisor with a remote control,
E. The supervisor hit his maid’s head with the TV set’s remote control.

3. ” … he physically hurt the woman …” (Paragraph 2) The bold word is close in meaning to …
A. cut
B. injured
C. offended
D. punished
E. damaged

4. Why did Shafiq punch Winarti on her back? She was accused of …
A. talking much time for herself
B. not working properly
C. working carelessly
D. daydreaming
E. being lazy

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