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MONTHLY TEST 1
Paper 1 Time : 1 hour
This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D with 40 questions. Answer
all questions.
SECTION A
Questions 1 – 2 Questions 4 – 5
Read the advertisement below carefully and answer Study the cartoon strip below carefully and answer
the questions that follow. the questions that follow.
SECRETARY
Requirements:
• SPM or Diploma & above
• Bilingual in English & Malay language
(both spoken & written)
• Fresh graduates are welcome
• 4-5 working days per week
• Age 21-35 years old
• Only females need to apply
• Bring along resume
Interested applicants may walk-in for Adapted from Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
an interview at the following:

Date : 17 July 2010 (Saturday) 4 The word ‘hot water’ means


Venue : Metro Hotel, Kajang
Time : 9.30 am - 11.30 am A happy C desire
B comfortable D trouble
1 Rahimah just received her SPM results two days
ago. Can she apply for this position?
5 Why did the little boy get a D-minus?
A No, because she is not fluent in English
A Because he was late in handing in his insect
B Yes, because she has a SPM qualification
collection
C Yes, because she is a very attractive person
B Because he asked Susie to help him to finish
D No, because she is underage for this position
his project
C Because he did not pay attention in the class
2 Which of the following is not true?
D Because Susie made him fail in his project
A The applicant should be able to speak and
write in English and Malay language
Questions 6 – 7
B The applicant should bring along her resume
Study the pie chart below carefully and answer the
and photocopies of the certificates during the
questions that follow.
interview
C The venue of the interview is in Metro Hotel,
Kajang
D Only females should apply for this position

Question 3
Read the notice below carefully and answer the
question that follows.
PLEASE KNOCK BEFORE ENTERING
Professions of the Residence of Taman Rapat Setia

3 Where can we see this notice? 6 Most of the residents in Taman Rapat Setia are
A At the office A doctors C managers
B At the canteen B businessmen D supervisors
C At the playground
D At the restaurant

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7 From the pie chart, we know that
A doctors form the largest profession in this 8 According to this brochure, the vacation is in
community A Japan C Taiwan
B most of the people here work with the B Hong Kong D Korea
government
C the least preferred profession is a manager 9 Which of the following is false?
D most of the residents here are involved in A The tour company is located in Ipoh
business B Interested tourists can e-mail to obtain further
information
Questions 8 – 9 C No passport is needed when entering Everland
Study the brochure below carefully and answer the D The tourist will experience the process of
questions that follow. making kimchi

Question 10
Study the newspaper headline below carefully and
answer the question that follows.
Student burnt to
death as van
bursts into flames

10 The newspaper headline tells us that the student


died
A because he was trapped in the van
B because he was burnt in a van
C because he burnt himself in a van
D because he committed suicide in the van
SECTION B
Questions 11 – 20
Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the
options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks.
Top spinning is one of the famous sports and pastimes of the people in Terengganu. It is played
during ____________(11) harvest season. These tops are made____________(12) hard wood and
designed beautifully.
14 A community C neighbours
Top spinning competition____________(13) celebrated on a big scale in Terengganu. Usually all
B citizen D villagers
the____________(14) attend this celebration. A____________(15) spin and whip of the string can
make____________(16) top spin for more than an hour.
This kind____________(17) top spinning is only played15 A good
____________ C worse
(18) the elderly men because
it needs great skills. B better D bad
Top-spinning is a traditional game which is losing its ____________ (19) because of online games.
Thus, measures have to be taken to ____________ (20) its glory as it is a tourist attraction and can help
increase the revenue of the state.
11 A a C the 15 A good C worse
B is D are B better D bad

12 A of C off 16 A a C the
B with D from B is D are

13 A is C been 17 A like C with


B are D was B of D into
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18 A by C with B popularity D population
B while D during
20 A retain C retained
19 A popular C populous B retains D retaining

SECTION C
Questions 21 – 23
Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.
Situation A : Jenny is crying in the playground near her house.
Rashidah : Are you okay, Jenny? Are you crying?
Jenny : Oh, Leslie, my dog has passed away (21).
Rashidah : Don’t cry. What happened?
Jenny : He was crossing a road. A huge lorry came and ran him down (22).
Rashidah : Calm down (23). You must accept God’s will.

21 passed away 22 ran him down 23 calm down


A escaped A slaughtered him A Try to smile
B died B pushed him B Try to angry
C busy C hugged him C Try to relax
D disappeared D knocked him D Try to laugh

Questions 24 – 26
Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.
Situation B : Hamzah and Liyana are having lunch.
Liyana : Why did you choose this hotel? I heard the price is rather steep (24) here.
Hamzah : You have to throw money (25) to enjoy something delicious.
Liyana : Are you pulling my leg? (26)
Hamzah : Of course not. Don’t worry, let’s enjoy our meal.

24 the price is rather steep 25 to throw money 26 pulling my leg


A the food is not clean A to spend money A dreaming
B the food is different B to send money B playing prank
C the food is expensive C to withdraw some money C teasing
D the food is delicious D to give money away D telling a joke

SECTION D
Questions 27 – 32
Read the passage below carefully. Then, answer the questions that follow.
Forensic science is defined as the application of science to the law. Forensic scientists are usually involved in the search for
and examinations of physical traces that might be useful in identifying the scene of crime or victim. Their findings and
conclusions are used as evidence in courts of law to solve the crime cases.
Forensic science draws on and brings together many scientific disciplines. DNA testing, microscopy and spectroscopic
analyses are used to conduct chemical tests to identify hair, blood, dirt and cloth fibres.
A forensic scientist may perform many tasks. They can identify illicit drugs, analyse drugs and poison in human tissue
and blood fluids, examine items of human and animal biological materials to be compared with victims and suspects using DNA
profilling. A forensic scientist can also examine drug plants such as cannabis.
To identify whether a document is fake or not, special techniques are used. A case of a house break-in can be solved using
forensic science. For example, if the intruder break in without using gloves, traces will be everywhere. In this situation, a
forensic scientist will take samples of finger prints whether at the window, door and so on using powder and a special duster.
These finger prints will be sent to the laboratory for analysis.
Forensic science also includes identifying firearms and ammunition, examining fire and explosion scenes to establish the
origin and cause of explosion, produce reports as well as appear in court and present a scientific opinion on the accident
accurately to commit the suspect as guilty and to provide advice to police investigators, scientists and pathologists across a broad
range of disciplines.
Adapted from (i) http://www.forensic-science-society.org.uk/Information/careers.htm
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(ii) http://www.policensw.com/info/ forensic1.html
27 What is forensic science? forensic scientist
A Application of science and technology B A report will be produced by a forensic
B Application of science to the environment scientist after the analyses
C Application of law to the science C Forensic science can identify the victims by
D Application of science to the law using their saliva
D Forensic scientists help the police during the
28 Which of these techniques can be used to investigation of crimes
identify hair?
A DNA profilling 31 Paragraph 4 mentions the_____________ for
B DNA testing taking samples for laboratory use.
C DNA analysis A cycle C phase
B method D sequence
29 The word illicit means all the following, except
A legal C illegal 32 Which of the following will not involve the use
B forbidden D not allowed of forensic science?
A Rape case C Bomb blast
30 Which of the following is false? B A robbery D Mass culling
A Drug plants can also be examined by

Questions 33 – 40
Read the passage below carefully. Then, answer the questions that follow.

Pottery is one the oldest art forms. This art has been practised in all parts of the world.
Pottery began as ancient people struggled to find ways to cook, store and carry water, but
went on to a form of art as people began creating vases and dishes for decorative uses.
There are three major types of pottery which are earthenware, stoneware and
porcelain. Each of them have their own characteristics on clay mixture and temperature when
baking and firing. Earthenware is a pottery clay mixture that is fired at a lower temperature
which allows the use of colourful glazes but it can crack and chip off more easily than any
other type. Stoneware pottery is made of a heavier clay mixture that gives it greater strength
because it has been fired at a higher temperature. Porcelain is made from koalin, a fine white clay that is mixed
with controlled amounts of feldspar and then fired at a low temperature. It is the purest and the most delicate
type of pottery.
Pottery making is classified into two categories i.e easy and hard. The easy pottery is when the object is
shaped with wet clay first and then hardened by baking. It includes both decorative and practical items such as
bowls, vases, dishes and lamps. For the harder types, it is made of baked clay. It includes valuable works of art,
inexpensive dinnerware, vases and other simple household items which are made by professional potters.
Pottery making involves four steps. They are preparing the mixture, shaping the clay, decorating and
glazing the item and firing. Different temperatures give the pottery different strength and appearance.

Adapted from http://42explore.com/pottery.htm

33 Pottery existed when . 34 All of the following are major types of pottery,
A people struggled to find food except
B ancient people discovered clay A ceramics
C ancient people struggled to do their daily B earthenware
chores C porcelain
D people began creating vases and dishes D stoneware

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35 Which of the following is not suitable for A professional potters can make easy and harder
cooking? pottery
A Porcelain B porcelain and stoneware are baked at low
B Stoneware temperatures
C Vases C earthenware pottery is more durable compared
D Earthenware to stoneware
D porcelain is the purest form of pottery
36 Which of the following item cannot be classified
as easy pottery? 39 The different types of potteries are classified
A Lamps according to the following except
B Valuable art A degree of heat
C Vases B raw material used
D Dishes C vessel for baking and firing

37 What is the last step when making pottery? 40 Which of the following is not an example of
A Firing C Glazing the item pottery?
B Shaping D Preparing the mixture A cutleries C ornaments
B crockery D urn
38 From the passage, we know that

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MONTHLY TEST 1
Paper 2 Time : 1 hour 30 minutes
This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions.
SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING
Question 1
You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on this question. You are the secretary of the Environment Club. You have
been asked to write a report on the Environment Day which was held last Saturday. Use the notes below to help you write
the report.
• Recycling Booth – school gate - old paper, aluminium cans, glass bottles – 8 am to 6 pm
• Hot Air Balloon Ride – RM30 per ride – first come first serve basis – 7 am to 5 pm – school field
• Adopt a Tree Programme – adopt a tree today for only RM50 – help grow the tree behind the school
compound – 9 am to 5 pm
When writing your report:
• use the correct format
• use all the notes given
• elaborate on the given notes to make it more interesting
• ensure it is not less than 120 words

SECTION B: LITERATURE COMPONENT

Question 1
Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow.

I Wonder
Jeannie Kirby

I wonder why the grass is green,


And why the wind is never seen? (a) Why is the wind never seen?
(b) What shape is the moon when it is not so round?
Who taught the birds to build the nest, (c) What is the main theme of this poem?
And told the trees to take a rest?

O, when the moon is not quite round, Question 2


Where can the missing bit be found? Based on the short story ‘One is One and All Alone’, state a character
that you adore. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer.
Who light the stars, when they blow out,
And makes the lightning flash about?

Who paint the rainbow in the sky,


And hangs the fluffy clouds so high?

Why is it now, do you suppose,


That Dad won’t tell me, if he knows?

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SECTION C: SUMMARY

You are advised to spend about 30 minutes on this question. Read the e-mail below and answer the question that follows.
Dear Jamil,
I was shocked to discover that a good friend of mine is down with dengue fever. So, I decided to pay him a visit in the
hospital. Armed with a packet of grapes, I made my way to the ward. I was shocked as I saw some of the residents from
my neighbourhood in the same ward. Obviously, they too were down with dengue fever.
I spoke to my father who is the chairman of the Happy Garden’s Residents’ Association about the dengue menace. He
called the residents for a meeting that night. The residents agreed to have a cleanliness campaign to rid the residential area
of the Aedes mosquito which is the carrier of the dengue fever.
That Saturday morning, the residents worked together to clear the area of receptacles that can store water. This is
because the mosquitoes lay eggs in clean and stagnant water. Some of the residents cleared the weeds and dried leaves that
clogged the drain. Some men cut the grass and cleared broken pots as they are excellent breeding grounds.
That night, a health inspector gave a talk on how to avoid the dengue fever. He reminded us that the mosquitoes are
active at dawn and dusk. So, he reminded us to close our windows and doors at these times. He also asked us to spray
insecticide at this time to kill the existing mosquitoes in the house. We were also reminded to lit mosquito coils to keep the
mosquitoes at bay. Another good suggestion will be to sleep under a mosquito net.
Well, I hope that you will adhere to these tips to keep the menacing dengue fever at bay.
Lillian
Write a summary on how to keep dengue fever at bay. Your summary must:
• not be more than 60 words, including the 10 words given below
• be in continuous writing
• be written in one paragraph
Begin your summary as follows:
You can keep dengue fever at bay by destroying breeding…

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MONTHLY TEST 2
Paper 1 Time : 1 hour
This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D. Answer all questions.
SECTION A
Questions 1 – 2 3 What is the notice about?
Study the advertisement below carefully and answer A To postpone the concert
the questions that follow. B To advertise the concert
C To cancel the concert
D To remind audience about the concert

4 What can ticket holders do with the ticket?


A Sell to other people
B Request for refund
C Throw it in the garbage bin
D Exchange for money

Questions 5 – 6
Read the e-mail below carefully and answer the
questions that follow.
Dear Aunt Masni,
Thank you for buying me the stationary bicycle.
It is truly amazing. I can see the effect on me. The
bulging flab is gone and I am very excited with my
1 What is the item advertised in the advertisement new image. Thank you very much. Send my regards
above? to Uncle Aziz.
A Computer Zulaikha
B Laptop 5 Aunt Masni bought Zulaikha the stationary
C Television bicycle to help her ______________
D DVD Player A remain trim C lose weight
B new image D gain flab
2 Which one of the following is not offered in the
package? 6 Zulaikha is sending the e-mail as a show
A Hard drive of______________ to Aunt Masni.
B Duo processor A affection C apologize
C Windows Vista Home B gratitude D satisfaction
D Microsoft Office Home
Question 7
Questions 3 – 4 Read the notice below carefully and answer the
Study the notice below carefully and answer the question that follows.
questions that follow.
STICK NO BILLS
Davids’ Concert on 13 June 2010
7 According to the notice, people are not allowed
The Management of Dewan Sri Putra regrets to
to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances, A pay cash here
Davids’ Concert has been cancelled.
B put any advertisement here
Ticket holders can either request for refund or
exchange their tickets for another concert.
C remove any notices from the wall
D show their bills here

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Questions 8 – 9
Study the cartoon strip below carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Easter is good, Christmas is I rate holidays by
better, but Halloween is the the quantity of
best! candy.

Adapted from Hi and Lois by Mort Walker and Dik Browne


8 Why did the boy say that Halloween is the best 9 From the cartoon strip we know that
celebration compared to the other celebrations? A the boy enjoys holidays
A Because he wanted to collect the money B the boy loves to eat sweets
B Because he could wear a Halloween costume C the boy has not met his grandparents for a
C Because he would visit his grandparents in the long of time
village D the boy dislikes Halloween
D Because he can collect a lot of sweets

Question 10 10 From the notice, we can conclude that cigarettes


Read the notice below carefully and answer the are
question that follows. A harmless
B destructive
C safe
D expensive

SECTION B
Questions 11 – 20
Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the
options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks.
Air pollution is known as___________(11) substance in the air that can cause harm to human beings and the
environment. It can be___________(12) the form of solid particles, liquid droplets or gases.
Air pollution can be___________(13) both outdoors and indoors. Pollutants can be trapped ___________(14)
the buildings that can cause indoor pollution that lasts for a long time. The sources of pollution are both natural and
human-based.
Air pollution can have serious consequences to the health of human beings___________(15) also severely
affect natural ecosystems. The victims of___________(16) such as bronchitis, asthma and lung cancer are usually
exposed to air pollution.
In order to reduce air pollution, the government sector, scientists and environmentalists should do
some___________(17) to reduce air pollution before it___________(18) worse.
This can be done by ___________ (19) car pooling as the lesser number of cars on the road would mean lesser
___________ (20) of fume into the atmosphere. This would definitely reduce air pollution.

11 A a C the 13 A found C formed


B are D - B of D from

12 A of C on 14 A at C of
B inside D in B on D inside

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15 A in C and 16 A causes C problems
B but D on B impact D diseases

17 A observation C homework 19 A practice C practising


B research D work B practises D practised

18 A get C got 20 A emission C excursion


B gets D getting B eviction D expulsion

SECTION C
Questions 21 – 23
Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.
Situation A :Tania is talking to Kumar at the shop.
Tania : Hey Kumar, did you know what happened last night?
Kumar : No, why?
Tania : Well, I was held up (21) at knife point when walking alone to the restaurant.
Kumar : Are you okay?
Tania : Luckily, I managed to get away (22) without any harm.
Kumar : Next time, you must be careful when walking alone in this area. We should bring up (23) this
matter to our friends to prevent this incident from happening again.
21 held up 22 get away 23 bring up
A find A escape A share
B harmed B protect myself B mention
C hurt C save myself C remind
D robbed D go hiding D look

Questions 24 – 26
Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.
Situation B : Ganesh is having a problem in solving his homework.
Ganesh : Razlan, come and help me. I can’t make head or tail of (24) this problem.
Razlan : All right, but don’t you think it’s time for you to do something more seriously. I guess my advice is like
water off a duck’s back (25).
Ganesh : I promise that I’ll turn over a new leaf (26). For the moment, please give me a hand.
Razlan : Of course. Don’t worry, let’s enjoy our meal.
24 can’t make head or tail of 25 water off a duck’s back 26 turn over a new leaf
A can’t make any decision A will make you realize A change for the worse
B can’t read anything of B will have no effect B change for the better
C can’t think wisely C will flow away C change one’s destiny
D can’t understand anything D will throw away
about
SECTION D
Questions 27 – 32
Read the advertisement below and answer the questions that follow.
What do you do when unexpected friends drop in and expect a speedy meal? Don’t fret as you can cook like a pro
with Delilah’s Instant Tom Yam Sauce.
1. Make instant tom yam soup by adding your choice of seafood into boiling water. Then, add two tablespoons of
Delilah’s Instant Tom Yam Sauce. Let it boil for two minutes.
2. Fry some thick slices of eggplants in hot oil until brown. Then, sauté some ginger and garlic before adding two
heaped tablespoons of Delilah’s Instant Tom Yam Sauce. Add some water to the paste and let it boil. Add the
fried eggplants and mix well. Serve hot with rice.
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27 The aim of the advertisement above is to 30 From the advertisement, we know that
Delilah’s Instant Tom Yam Sauce. Delilah’s Instant Tom Yam Sauce
A broadcast C restrain A boosts preparation time
B conceal D suppress B is an unpalatable substance
C is used only to cook seafood
28 The word fret means all of the following, D slashes cooking time
except
A bother 31 A tom yam seafood soup will probably include
B ecstatic A marmalade C molasses
C perturbed B Marmite D mussels
D worry
32 This paste is most welcomed by
29 The soup and eggplants should be served A Kamarul who has a digestive problem
A after a lapse of time B Johan who does not like preservatives in his
B after some hindrance food
C with much hesitation C Helen who is a busy housewife with a
D without more ado toddler and an infant
D Jayanthi who is a career woman with a
family of three growing teenagers

Questions 33 – 40
Read the letter below and answer the following questions.
Ramlah Rahim,
26, Jalan Bahagia,
Taman Bahagia,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.

The Subang Jaya Police Station,


47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan. 6 AUGUST 2010

Dear Sir,

On behalf of the residents of Taman Bahagia, I would like to shed some light on the plight of the residents here. Our
once peaceful residential area has now become a joint for road tormentors.
2. All is well by day but come midnight, the broad and well-maintained roads are terrorized by unruly teenage
motorcyclists. These teenagers not only put their lives at stake but the lives of innocent road users who ply this road
on their way home. They are so bold that they harass and torment other road users. Just yesterday, a lady driver with
a child on board had a scare of her life when a group of teenage motorcyclists surrounded her car. They hurled stones
at the car, breaking the rear mirror. They grabbed her handbag and took out her cash and cell phone. They even
threatened to harm the child if she did not give her jewellery. They reminded her not to lodge a police report if she
treasured her child’s life.
3. I urge you to investigate this matter urgently as the lives of the residents of this residential area are at stake. I
insist that you send patrol cars to patrol the area especially at midnight. Hopefully, they will be deterred by the mere
presence of the law.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Ramlah
(Ramlah Rahim)
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the car
C The lady complied with the demands of the
33 The above letter is a letter of road tormentors as she was anxious of the
A application safety of her chi
B complaint D The road tormentors threatened to injure the
C enquiry child if the mother lodged a police report
D request
38 The tone of the letter is one of
34 What would be the appropriate subject heading? A irrelevance
A Road Bullies B pettiness
B Road Cherubs C triviality
C Road Samaritan D urgency
D Road Seraph
39 If the victim lodges a police report, she would
35 The word joint in this text can best be replaced probably
by A have her child abducted by the road thugs
A common C locale B get her money, cell phone and jewellery back
B junction D seam C save her child’s life as she would be
protected by the police
36 From the passage, we can gather that the road D help the police identify the road tormentors
tormentors are teenagers. who wrecked her car
A decent C just
B delinquent D respectable 40 The writer suggest that there should be to
dissuade the road thugs.
37 Which of the following is not true about the A police investigation
passage? B police roadblock
A A lady was travelling in the car with her C police surveillance
child
B The teenagers grasped the stones thrown at

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MONTHLY TEST 2
Paper 2 Time : 1 hour 30 minutes
This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions. You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on
Section A, 30 minutes on Section B and 20 minutes on Section C.
SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING
Question 1
You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on this question. You are the President of the Health Club. The Town
Council is organizing the Tapah Town Run 2010. You have been asked to inform the students of the run during
the assembly. Use the information below to write your speech.
Tapah Town Run 2010

• Saturday, 18 September, 2010; 8 am; Town Council field


• Aim: raise health awareness
• Participation is opened to all students aged 13 and above
• Those interested must obtain the entry form from Encik Roslan, the PE teacher. You must get
your parents’ permission and submit your entry form before 13 August 2010. Each entry form
must be submitted with a participation fee of RM15.00
• The trail is 10 km for females and 15 km for males
• The students will be divided into two categories: A- under 18 and B- under 15.

When writing your report:


• use the correct format
• ensure it is not less than 120 words
• elaborate on the given notes to make it more interesting
• use all the notes given

SECTION B: LITERATURE COMPONENT


Question 1
Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Heir Conditioning
M.SHANmughalingam

Grand dad did you breathe


before air cons were invented
was it hard staying (a) Name two negative effects of modernization.
alive without modern inventions? (b) Which line tells you that human beings are materialistic in nature?
Grandma weren’t you flustered (c) Why is the environment suffering today?
as you fluttered with paper fans?
Could you communicate before Question 2
faxes and long distance calls Based on the drama Rumpelstiltskin, write about a lesson you have
become basic necessities? learnt. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer.

Grandchild we lived
before your age. Because
of our ignorance,
we did not know
pollution, stress, traffic jams
destruction of forests, streams and
hills
we feared God and nature
now nature fears you and
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SECTION C: SUMMARY
You are advised to spend about 30 minutes on this question. Read the passage below and answer the question
that follows.

Kim : Mum, Terence has scalded his hand with boiling water. He is crying in pain.
Mum : Where is he?
Kim : In the kitchen.
Mum : Terence, come to sink.
Terence : It hurts, Mum. What are you going to do?
Mum : I’m going to let the cold water from the tap run steadily on the burn for 10 minutes. This
will soothe the pain.
Terence : Why are you taking off my watch, Mum?
Mum : It is essential to remove any item on the body that may restrict the flow of the blood.
These include watches, jewellery, belts or tight clothing. Kim, get the kitchen cling wrap
from the drawer.
Kim : Here, Mum. Why do you need it for?
Mum : We should cover the injury with a sterile dressing to avoid the burnt area from being infected
by germs. However, if there is no sterile dressing, we can cover the affected area with clean
kitchen cling wrap.
Kim : Why don’t you apply some lotion or ointment to the injury?
Mum : That is not recommended. Ah… I can hear the ambulance. All will be better, Terence.

Write a summary on how to treat scalds. Your summary must:


• not be more than 60 words including the 10 words given below
• be in continuous writing
• be written in one paragraph
Begin your summary as follows:
The first thing to do to a scalded victim is…

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MID-YEAR EXAMINATION SET 1
Paper 1 Time : 1 hour
This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D with 40 questions. Answer
all questions.
SECTION A
Questions 1 – 2 3 Margaret’s sister is a person.
Study the notice below carefully and answer the A hazy C vague
questions that follow. B meticulous D rough
Golden Cinemas 4 What event did her sister plan?
Movieline A An engagement ceremony
05-547 7996 (Kinta City) B A birthday party
07-776 6154 (Johor Bharu) C A funeral ceremony
D A wedding ceremony
For bookings, call 4 hours before showtime
Collect tickets 30 minutes before showtime
Question 5
1 What is the notice about? Read the advertisement below carefully and answer
A Reminder for ticket holders the question that follows.
B Selling online tickets
C Announcement about new movies Marketing Executive
(2 Positions)
D Booking tickets through telephone • Diploma/Degree in Business Studies/Marketing
• Minimum 2 years sales experience
• Self motivated, have good personality and computer
2 According to the notice, literate
A tickets must be bought at the counter • Possess own transport
• Willing to travel outstation
B tickets should be collected 30 minutes before • Good interpersonal & communication skills (both oral &
showtime written) in English and Malay language
Berjaya Industries Sdn Bhd
C tickets booked an hour before showtime are PT 28865, Jalan Ikan Sepat,
Off Jalan Telok Ketam,
free 42000 Port Klang,
D tickets can be booked by sending short Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel: 03-3134 3299
message services to the numbers given Fax : 03-3134 2290

Questions 3 – 4 5 Which of the following is not true?


Ready the cartoon strip below and answer the A Candidates must have at least a Diploma in
questions that follow. Business Studies/Marketing
B Intensive training will be provided for those
who do not have experience
C Candidates must posses at least 2 years
experience
D The company is situated in Port Klang

Questions 6 – 7
Read the label below carefully and answer the
questions that follow.
100% Pure wool
Hand wash only

Adapted from Pickles by Brian Crane


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6 The material used for the coat comes from a C may be caused by dirty air
A crocodile D occurs in teenagers only
B worm
C sheep 9 From the conversation, we know that Marina is
A an obstinate person
7 How is the coat made? B a responsible person
A By weaving C an intelligent person
B By knitting D a caring person
C By sewing
Question 10
Questions 8 – 9 Study the sign below carefully and answer the
Read the conversation below carefully and answer question that follows.
the questions that follow.
Marina : Hi Rajeswari! Why didn’t you
come to school last week?
Rajeshwari : I had a bad asthma attack. The
doctor says it happened because
air pollution.
Marina : How do you feel now? 10 What does the sign mean?
Rajeshwari : Much better but I had to take
A The men are digging here
some medicine to prevent it.
B Hacking in progress
C Construction is going on
8 Asthma is a disease that D The men are using axes
A lasts for a week
B raises sugar level in one’s blood

SECTION B
Questions 11 – 20
Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the
options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks.
One of the wonders of the world is___________(11) Great Wall of China. It___________ (12) built
hundreds of years ago in China. The Great Wall of China was built___________ (13) the Northern border of
China. Its functions to keep away the barbarians. The wall is very tall, long and strong as well.
The wall was built___________ (14) the reign of the great emperor Shih Huang Ti. The local lords Shih
Huang Ti actually had built wall and forts especially at points___________ (15) barbarians have attacked.
During the reign of Shih Huang Ti, all walls and forts were joined up and___________ (16) into one long,
continuous wall measuring 2400 kilometres.
The height however varies___________ (17) six metres to sixteen metres high. The wall winds it way
up___________ (18) down mountains and valleys.
This wall is also a popular ___________ (19) for movie directors who use it as a venue. For
___________ (20) the bollywood film industry has used this location for many dance numbers in their movies.

11 A a C are
B the D were 14 A when C in
B on D during
12 A is C were
B a D was 15 A where C that
B how D when
13 A in C along
B over D at 16 A make C making
B makes D made
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19 A for C at
17 A for C at B from D approximately
B from D approximately
20 A instance C occurrence
18 A or C or B most D sure
B and D but
SECTION C
Questions 21 – 23
Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.
Situation A : Two girls are in the shopping complex.
Ratna : Anita, can you help me to think of (21) a good gift for my father? It is because it’s his
birthday next week.
Anita : Well, you could get him a watch. It is the latest design.
Ratna : Oh! He does not go for (22) watches.
Anita : Why don’t you buy one for yourself? The price has been marked down (23) from RM80 to
RM50.
Ratna : That’s a good idea. Thank you for your suggestion.
Anita : You’re welcome.
21 think of 22 go for 23 marked down
A buy the gift for A pay A reduced
B pay the money for B like B changed
C make a decision C use C approved
D imagine things D buy D raised

Questions 24 – 26
Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.
Situation B :Mother is talking to her son.
Mother : Please keep an eye on (24) your sister’s while I’m out buying some groceries.
Charlie : I shall try to do that. I must have a brainwave (25) on some activities to keep them
occupied.
Mother : I’m sure you can think of activities to keep them out of your hour (26) but don’t mess up
the house.
Charlie : I promise, mum.

24 keep an eye on 25 have a brainwave 26 to keep them out of your hour


A watch on A draw a brain A to keep them from
B visit them B make the brain work following you
C look closer C make waves B to keep them from
D look after D have a good idea disturbing you
C to keep them from
screaming
D to keep them from danger

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SECTION D
Questions 27 – 32
Read the questionnaire below carefully. Then, answer the questions that follow.
Complete the following questionnaire and stand a chance to win a free trip to Surabaya.
One Grand Prize
• 2 return air tickets to Surabaya
• 2 nights hotel accommodation at the Grand Hotel, Surabaya
• 50% discount at Grand Outlet Boutique
Two Consolation Prizes
• 2 nights hotel accommodation at the Grand Hotel, Malacca
• 50% discount at Grand Outlet Boutique
A. Answer the following questions.
1. What is your favourite scent?
Gucci ( ) Yves St Laurent ( ) Guy Laroche ( )
Ralph Lauren ( ) Others ( ) Please specify ______________________
2. How much do you spend on purchasing scents a month?
RM50 – RM100 ( ) RM101- RM200 ( )
RM201 – RM300 ( ) More than RM301 ( )
B. It is essential for you to complete this portion.
Name: ______________________ Occupation: ______________________
Age: ______________________ Address: ______________________
I/C No: ______________________ Tel. No: ______________________

27 Grand Outlet Boutique most probably sells


. 30 From the questionnaire, we know that
A cosmetics C makeup products A all customers who complete the questionnaire
B perfumes D skincare products are entitled to win consolation prizes
B Grand Outlet Boutique sells mainly renowned
28 The aim of this questionnaire is to survey the scents
customers’ for scents. C it is optional to complete the portion on
A aversion C dislike personal details in the questionnaire
B fondness D indifference D the cheapest product sold at Grand Outlet
Boutique is RM50
29 Which of the following is true?
A The Grand Hotel is merely located in 31 This questionnaire is probably available at the
Indonesia A information counter
B The grand prize winner travels solo to B lingerie section
Surabaya C toiletries section
C There will be two prizes in totality for those D updates and promotions counter
who complete the questionnaire
D This questionnaire is probably available at all 32 The word essential can best be replaced by
Grand Outlet Boutiques A gratuitous C redundant
B indispensable D superfluous

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Questions 33 – 40
Read the dialogue below carefully. Then, answer the questions that follow.
Lokman : What are you doing, Serena?
Serena : I’m surfing to gather some information on the Olympic Games.
Lokman : Wow, that’s interesting! What have you found out?
Serena : The Olympic Games marked its beginning in April 1896 in Athens. There were 311 athletes who participated
in this game.
Lokman : I’m not surprised as the Greeks are renowned for the athletic prowess.
Serena : The Olympic flag was designed by Pierre de Coubertin. There are five intertwined rings of blue, yellow,
black, green and red. Do you know what they symbolize?
Lokman : No. Please tell me, Serena.
Serena : They symbolize the five land masses united by their participation in the Olympics.
Each colour of the ring represents a nation.
Lokman : When was the Olympic flag hoisted?
Serena : In fact, there is. The flag which was first hoisted in 1914 in Sorbonne has been in use since 1920.
Do you know that the torch was first introduced by the Olympic Congress in 1925?
Lokman : I definitely did not know that. I am curious to know how the torch is lit.
Serena : Oh, okay. The torch was first lit in 1936 in Olympia. Believe me, it was indeed a unique way
of doing it! A concave mirror was placed on a wood and it was kept under the sunlight until it caught
fire. Amazing, isn’t it?
Lokman : Simply amazing!
Serena : Well, that’s not all! The torch was then carried to Berlin by relay runners. Berlin was then the
host of the Olympic Games.
Lokman : That was truly informative, Serena. Thank you.
Serena : The pleasure is all mine.
33 Serena is most probably at the C A concave mirror was placed on a wood to
A archive douse the torch
B computer lab D The Olympic torch is carried to the venue in a
C library relay event
D resource centre
38 From the passage, we can conclude that the
34 The Olympic Game was inaugurated in . initial Olympic Game was
A 1896 C 1914 A a platform for Greek athletes
B 1925 D 1936 B held in 1896
C held in Berlin
35 The word intertwined can best be replaced by D impeded by the Greeks
A disengaged C unknot
B entangled D unravelled 39 Serena is surfing the Internet to get information
on the Olympics. This shows that she is .
36 The first Olympic torch consisted of a wood with A inspirational C rousing
a B resourceful D stirring
A concave mirror situated on it
B concave mirror strapped on it 40 Which of the following statement is not true?
C concave mirror connected to it A The flag was first raised in 1914 in Sorbonne.
D concave mirror fastened to it B The first torch was delivered to Berlin by relay
runners.
37 Which of the following statements is true? C The first Olympic flag was first darned by
A 311 nations participated in the initial Olympic Pierre de Coubertin
Game D A concave mirror was positioned on a wood to
B The Olympic flag was conceived by Pierre de ignite the torch.
Coubertin

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MID-YEAR EXAMINATION SET 1

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Paper 2 Time : 1 hour 30 minutes
This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions.
SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING
Question 1
You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on this question. Study the pictures below. Use the notes and pictures to write the
story. Complete the story.

?
fisherman – weather – rough – little wife – worried – anxious – safety
savings – bills – go – sea – dusk
When writing your story:
• use the correct format
• use all the notes given
• elaborate on the given notes to make it more interesting
• ensure it is not less than 120 words

SECTION B: LITERATURE COMPONENT

Question 1
Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Heir Conditioning
M.SHANmughalingam

Grand dad did you breathe


(a) Name one modern invention mentioned in the poem?
before air cons were invented (b) State one moral value in the poem.
was it hard staying (c) How would you describe the persona? Why?
alive without modern inventions?
Grandma weren’t you flustered Question 2
as you fluttered with paper fans? Based on the drama Rumpelstiltskin, write about an event you think is
Could you communicate before important. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer.
faxes and long distance calls
become basic necessities?

Grandchild we lived
before your age. Because
of our ignorance,
we did not know
pollution, stress, traffic jams
destruction of forests, streams and
hills
we feared God and nature
now nature fears you and
moneyAisvery
yourgood
newmorning
God. I bid to the teacher advisors and fellow members. As we all know, a clean and pleasant environment is
vital for a conducive learning environment. Thus,SECTION C: SUMMARY
the Environment Society is organizing a Cleanliness Campaign this Saturday to
You are
spruce up advised to spend about 30 minutes on this question. Read the passage below and answer the question that follows.
our environment.
The members are divided into three groups. The first group is responsible for clearing the school compound. They are required
to clear the rubbish and clean the drains. The second group will plant some flowers and maintain the garden including watering and
weeding the plants. They should prepare signboards such as “DO 22 NOT LITTER”, “KEEP OFF THE GRASS” and “DO NOT PICK
THE FLOWERS”. We will plant some trees around the school as green lungs and also to provide shade on bright and sunny days. In
fact, co-curricular activities can be carried out under the shady trees.
So, be punctual and bring along the necessary tools and equipment to help you carry out your tasks effectively. Thank you.
Write a summary on the activities that will be carried out by the Environment Club. Your summary must:
• not be more than 60 words including the 10 words given below
• be in continuous writing
• be written in one paragraph

Begin your summary as follows:


The Environment Club is organizing a Cleanliness Campaign this Saturday…

MID-YEAR EXAMINATION SET 2

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Paper 1 Time : 1 hour
This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D with 40 questions. Answer
all questions.
SECTION A
Questions 1 – 2 students of Form 2 Cemerlang?
Study the notice below carefully and answer the A Reading books
questions that follow. B Doing household chores
FOGGING C Attending tuition classes
Area : Taman Impiana, Taman Murni and Taman Mewah D Surfing the Net
Time : 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm
Date : 15 May 2010
- Please do not stay in the house Questions 5 – 6
- Open the windows and doors Study the cartoon below carefully and answer the
- Keep your food in a safe place
questions that follow.
That’s a good idea.
Fogging is usually related to There are many Besides, Pak Abu is a
A influenza C dengue ripe rambutans in Pak very stingy person.
Abu’s orchard. Why
B diarrhoea D AIDS don’t we go there and
pick some up while he
is not around?
2 Why must people stay out of the house?
A Because mosquitoes will bite anyone who
stays at home
B Because they will be safe if they remain out of Razak Sulaiman
the house
C To avoid the house from being exploded 5 The cartoon above shows that the boys are
D To reduce respiratory problems due to fogging A decent C ethical
B dissolute D honest
Question 3
Study the sign below carefully and answer the 6 What should Sulaiman do if he is a good friend?
question that follows. A Call the police and tell about Razak’s plan
B Fight with Razak
C Follow him to steal Pak Abu’s rambutans
D Advice Razak not to do something that isn’t
right
3 The sign shows
A no cycling Questions 7 – 8
B no parking Read the message below carefully and answer the
C no roading questions that follow.
D do not park your bicycle here Chui,
I’m tired of calling Prem. He is not picking up the
Question 4 phone despite my several calls. Can you call him for
Study the pie chart below carefully and answer the me because I ran out of credit. Please call me once
question that follows. you’ve reached him.

7 The text above is most probably


A a voice message on a telephone
B a text message to a mobile phone
C a message sent through the Internet
D a written message on a note

Activities during the weekend of students 8 The phrase ran out of means
of Form 2 Cemerlang
A confuse
4 Which is the most popular activity among the B not have any
C wait
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D leave quickly Read the dialogue below carefully and answer the
question that follows.
Question 9
Mrs Tan : Have you seen the condition of
Read the advertisement below carefully and answer the playground in our housing area?
the question that follows. Puan Fariza : No, I haven’t. Why?
Best Pack Best Value: Mrs Tan : I feel sad each time I drive past that
• Chicken burger with French fries area. The playground is in a very bad
• 2 bowls of mixed fruits condition. The swings are broken
and the steps going up the slides are
• Special doll
wobbly. To top it, the place is
covered with tall grass and thorny
For every Best Pack sold, RM1 will be channelled bushes.
to the Disabled Association. Puan Fariza : That’s terrible. We should complain
to the town council about it.
9 When we buy the Best Pack offer, we get
A to pay less 10 Mrs Tan probably feels ____________ with the
B a free coupon worth RM1 condition of the playground.
C to do charity A angry
D to eat delicious food B anxious
C disappointed
Question 10 D proud

SECTION B
Questions 11 – 20
Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the
options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks.
Gayathri and Michelle________________(11) best friends. Among the many things that they had in
common was that they liked helping other friends.
One day, they_________(12) that old Mr Selvam was going to live with his daughter_____________
(13) two days. He left his house keys with Gayathri so that the girls could feed his cat.
When the girls went over________________(14) feed the cat, they found the house in a mess. The girls
________________(15) to clean the house. After that, they went out and cleaned____________ (16) garden.
On the day that Mr Selvam returned, they________________(17) some fresh flowers in the vases. Mr
Selvam thanked them. Gayathri and Michelle______________ (18) at each other. Mr Selvam then invited
the girls for a ________________ (19) dinner. They dined at a ________________ (20) restaurant. The girls
were thrilled.
11 A was C are 14 A by C to
B were D is
15 A wanted C recommended
12 A saw C whispered B suggested D decided
B noticed D heard
16 A a C an
13 A from C of B the D -
B for D by
17 A arranged C took
B picked D cut
B into D at 18 A smiled C cried
B laughed D excited
19 A bland C flavourless
B delectable D insipid
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B meagre D ramshackle
20 A dilapidated C plush
SECTION C
Questions 21 – 23
Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.
Situation A : Nadia is talking to her sister.
Sister : Why you look so sad?
Nadia : My best friend, Husna has been ignoring me. I don’t know how long I can put up with (21) this
situation.
Sister : Are you sure you didn’t do anything to let her down (22)?
Nadia : I don’t think so because two days ago we were fine.
Sister : Maybe you should talk this over (23) with her. I think it must be a misunderstanding between both of
you.
21 put up with 22 let her down 23 talk this over
A leave A disappoint her A revise
B stop B harm her B discuss
C handle C disturb her C meet
D tolerate D ignore her D replace

Questions 24– 26
Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.
Situation B : Salman is inviting Bobby for lunch.
Salman : Bobby, would you like to join me for lunch? I’ll foot the bill (24).
Bobby : Sure, Salman. But what’s up (25)? You only invite me for lunch once in a blue moon (26), and it’s
usually to talk about something important.
Salman : Yes, you’re right. However, I will only tell you about it during lunch.
Bobby : Okay, see you then.
24 foot the bill 25 what’s up? 26 once in a blue moon
A ignore the bill A what’s going on? A often
B step on the bill B what is in the sky? B very rarely
C throw away the bill C what’s upstairs? C sometimes
D pay the bill D what’s the matter? D usually

SECTION D
Questions 27 – 32
Read the horoscope below and answer the questions that follow.
Scorpio (Oct 24 – Nov 21)
Today is a good day for work and money. Do meet your boss for the pay rise that you deserve. It is time you should
be appreciated for all the hard work you have put in. Remember to be diplomatic.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
This is a quiet day for you to reflect on the events that have upset you for the last few days. However, don’t worry as
things will liven up by tomorrow. Someone you least expect will cheer you up.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Finance is your utmost worry today. Revaluate your budget and do away with expenses that are burning a hole in
your pocket. A friend will be able to help you out in your financial crisis.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Today is an upsetting day for you as things tend to get out of hand. Be extra cautious as tempers may flare and you
may be up in arms with those who annoy you. So, keep your cool and let the day pass quietly.
27 Sally spoke to her employer regarding an increment in her salary. Her birthday is
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probably on will probably be a
A 25 October A red-letter day for Scorpios
B 23 November B lively and exciting day for Sagittarians
C 23 December C worry-free day for those born under
D 23 January Capricorn
D cool and calm day for Aquarians
28 According to the horoscope, a person born
under 31 Who of the following will be remunerated?
will have money problems. A Feroz who is born on 30th October
A Scorpio C Capricorn B Serena who is born 30th November
B Sagittarius D Aquarius C Kevin who is born on 30th December
D Nina who is born on 30th January
29 The idiom up in arms means one who is
A extremely faithful C ready to fight 32 Harold is a Sagittarian. He’ll probably spend
B filled with terror D very serious the day __________ a past event.
A arguing over C relishing
30 From the horoscope, we can conclude that it B fussing over D reminiscing

Questions 33 – 40
Read the passage below carefully. Then, answer the questions that follow.
We have often been told that a dog is a man’s best friend. Most of us tend to shrug it off as mere nonsense.
However, there is some truth in this adage.
A farmer named John Gray lived in Edinburgh with his small-sized shaggy dog, Timmy. They were very close
and wherever they went, they went together. It was a tradition that every Saturday, the farmer would go for his lunch
at a nearby inn. The dog would join the master for lunch at the inn. John would eat a simple lunch while the dog
would be given a bone.
A few years later the farmer died. The owner of the inn was puzzled to see Timmy at the inn. It looked
pleadingly at the owner. Feeling pity, he gave the poor dog a bone. The dog took the bone and ran away.
This routine followed for the next few days. One day, the curious owner decided to follow the dog. He was
amazed to see the faithful dog making a beeline towards the graveyard. It placed the bone near John Gray’s grave
and sat lovingly beside it. The inn owner was touched by the dog’s faithfulness towards its master. As winter was fast
approaching, the inn owner decided to make a shelter for the dog near its master’s grave. He would also provide a
bone a day for the dog.
10 years later, the inn owner came as usual to give the dog a bone. He was shocked to see the dog dead. He
quickly buried the dog near its master. Undeniably, a dog is a man’s best friend.

33 The dog became famous because of its A baffled


towards its master. B clarified
A betrayal C enlightened
B devotion
C infidelity 36 Making a beeline means to go
D treachery A frantically C leisurely
B relaxingly D quickly
34 What was the routine observed by John Gray
during the weekend? 37 Which of the following statements is true?
A He would dine at an inn with his pet A Timmy is a small-sized hairy dog
B He would walk to the farm with his dog B John Gray was disgusted with his dog
C He would tutor his dog to seize a bone C The inn owner was offended with the dog’s
D He would build a shelter for his dog presence in the inn every day
D The dog died a century after its master’s death
35 The word puzzled can best be replaced with
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38 The passage emphasizes the strong B deceit D trickery
between man and animal.
A aloofness 40 From the passage, we know that the inn owner is
B attachment by the dog’s faithfulness.
C detachment A incense
D indifference B moved
C provoked
39 A dog is termed as a man’s best friend because of D riled
its

A candour C duplicity

MID-YEAR EXAMINATION SET 2


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Paper 2 Time : 1 hour 30 minutes
This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions.
SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING
Question 1
You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on this question. You have conducted a survey to find out why the parents of
Form 3 Maju send their children for tuition. Based on the pie chart, write a report on the reasons why these students attend
tuition.

When writing your report:


• use the correct format
• elaborate on the given notes to make it more
interesting
• use all the notes given
• ensure it is not less than 120 words

SECTION B: LITERATURE COMPONENT

Question 1
Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow.

I Wonder
Jeannie Kirby

I wonder why the grass is green, (a) How is the lightning described in the poem?
And why the wind is never seen? (b) How would you describe the persona?
(c) Who do you think knows the answers to all these questions? Why?
Who taught the birds to build the nest,
Question 2
And told the trees to take a rest?
Based on the short story ‘One and All Alone, do you like the ending of
the short story? Provide evidence from the text to support your answer.
O, when the moon is not quite round,
Where can the missing bit be found?

Who light the stars, when they blow out,


And makes the lightning flash about?

Who paint the rainbow in the sky,


And hangs the fluffy clouds so high?

Why is it now, do you suppose,


That Dad won’t tell me, if he knows?

SECTION C: SUMMARY

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You are advised to spend about 30 minutes on this question. Read the announcement below and answer the question that
follows.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to today’s section of “Being a Good Consumer.” There are a few tips to
adhere when you are selecting fish. The fishmonger will always assure you that the fish he sells is the freshest.
However, as a sensible consumer, do not be swayed by his sweet talk. Instead learn how to recognize fresh fish.
You will first have to look at the physical appearance. The eyes of a fresh fish will be intact. You will find that the
cornea is shiny and the eyeballs are visible. So, make sure you look at the eyes to ensure its freshness. The next thing
to look out for is the gills. The gill of a fresh fish is firm. Then, lift the gill. A fresh fish has slimy and well formed
gill. If you hold a fresh fish in your hands, it should be firm. Similarly the fins, tail and scales should be firm and
neat.
So, ladies and gentlemen, the next time you buy a fish, remember these tips to be a smart and wise consumer.
Thank you.
Write a summary on how to choose fresh fish. Your summary must:
• not be more than 60 words including the 10 words given below
• be in continuous writing
• be written in one paragraph
Begin your summary as follows:
There are a few things to look out for when…

MONTHLY TEST 3
Paper 1 Time : 1 hour
30
This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D with 40 questions. Answer
all questions.
SECTION A

Questions 1 – 2 B In May D In September


Read the advertisement below carefully and answer
the questions that follow. 4 Which of the following activities are not
Essential Body Cream by Avenue
included in this event?
(RM600, 200 ml) A Tennis lesson
B Badminton clinic
• Body care product made to C Walk-climbing workshop
enhance the skin and figure D Abseiling workshop
of mature women.
• Other effective actions include
firming, slimming and providing Question 5
nutrition. Read the newspaper headline below carefully and
• Be seduced by the richness of this answer the question that follows.
silky salve cream with top notes
of water-lily and middle notes of FEVER OUTBREAK!
white flowers.
5 From the headline, we know that
1 The cream should be applied to the following, A no one is having a fever
except B some people are having fever
A legs C a few people are having fever
B tummy D many people are having fever
C hands
D forehead Question 6
Study the cartoon strip below and answer the
2 Which of the following is not true? question that follows.
A This cream is most suitable for teenagers
B The cream contains water-lily and white
flowers
C This cream helps woman to become slim
D The cream is for only external use

Questions 3 – 4
Read the poster below carefully and answer the
questions that follow. Adapted from Pickles by Brian Crane
SPORTS AWARENESS MONTH
6 From the cartoon strip above, we know that Earl
Coming To You This November is a
A responsible person
Activities :
• Abseiling Workshop
B patient person
LET’S GET C careless person
• Tennis Lessons FIT
• Flying Fox Workshop D kind person
• Skateboarding Demonstration
• Badminton Clinic
• Ping pong Clinic
Questions 7 – 8
Read the message below carefully and answer the
questions that follow.
3 ForWhen is thecall
more details Sports Awareness
: 04-399 month?
4898 (Miss Fatrisya) Ramlah,
A In February C In November Lunch is on the table. There’s rice, fish curry
and vegetable soup in the pot. I’ve prepared a slice
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of your favourite dessert. It is in the refrigerator.
Please clean up after you’ve eaten.
Mum
B No pedestrian crossing
C Zebra crossing
D School children crossing

7 From the message, we can say that Ramlah’s Question 10


favourite dessert is Study the picture below carefully and answer the
A banana C cake question that follows.
B chocolate D ice cream

8 What did her mother ask her to do after lunch?


A Wash the dishes
B Wash her hands
C Clean up the kitchen
D Do revision

Question 9 10 The picture above shows that


Read the sign below carefully and answer the A No outside food is allowed
question that follows. B Do not smoke
C Please be quiet
D Please queue

9 What does this sign mean?


A Pedestrian crossing
SECTION B
Questions 11 – 20
Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the
options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks.
To make French toast, you need____________(11) two slices of bread, two eggs, a pinch of salt, a dash of
pepper and____________(12) butter.
First, ____________ (13) the eggs into a bowl. Add salt and pepper to the eggs. Next, use a fork to beat the
eggs____________ (14) it is frothy.
Now, warm the pan over the fire. Heat some butter____________ (15) the pan and wait until it melts. Then,
____________ (16) a slice of bread into the egg mixture and put it into the frying pan.
Fry both sides of the bread until it____________ (17) golden brown. Then, turn off the heat. The bread is
____________ (18) to be served.
Remember, to serve it with a cup of ____________ (19) hot coffee or tea. It is a good start for an
____________ (20) day.
11 A a C the 14 A from C into
B is D – B to D until

12 A a few of C much 15 A in C at
B some D a little of B into D on

13 A break C broke 16 A dip C dipped


B breaks D breaking B dips

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17 A turn C turned 19 A brimming C shriveling
B turns D turning B piping D sizzling

18 A prepare C ready 20 A auspicious C ominous


B can D should B eternal D overcast

SECTION C
Questions 21 – 23
Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.
Situation A : Suraya and Wan Fui are talking in the canteen.
Suraya : Why didn’t you turn up (21) for Lingesh’s birthday party?
Wan Fui : I hadn’t finished painting the house. How did it go?
Suraya : It was interesting. Anyway, I bumped into (22) our ex-classmate, Sheila.
Wan Fui : How is she?
Suraya : As usual, blowing her trumpet (23).

21 turn up C organized meeting


A come D pre-arrange get together
B go
C leave 23 blowing her trumpet
D return A bragging
B exhausted
22 bumped into C flattering
A met intentionally D irritating
B met unintentionally

Questions 24 – 26
Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.
Situation B :Muniandy is talking to Farid about his weekend plans.
Muniandy : Farid, where are you rushing off? Can I have a word with (24) you?
Farid : Why not?
Muniandy : I am in two minds (25) about going with my family to the Food Fair this weekend.
Farid : What’s holding you back?
Muniandy : I had already agreed to attend tennis lesson with Ah Keat, when out of the blue (26), my
father said that we are going to the Food Fair.
Farid : Well, you’ll have to decide wisely what you want to do this weekend.

Sambal Tempeh with French Beans and Tofu


24• 200g
havetempeh
a word with C excited
• 3 pcs of fried tofu
A of
• 50g listen to
anchovies • 50gDpeanuts
interested
B walk with
• 250g of French beans • 1 large red onion
• 2C sing
tbsp with
of sugar 26
• saltout
to of the blue
taste
D talk
• olive oil, to
enough for frying A sincerely
Blend the following: B suddenly
25• 2 two
stalks of lemongrass
minds • 3 tbsp dried prawns, soaked
C loudly
• 3-4
A thick slices of galangal
undecided • 4 pieces dried chillies, soaked
D unexpectedly
• 3B cloves of
confused garlic • 1 large red onion
Method: SECTION D
• Fry the tempeh,
Questions 27 – 32tofu, anchovies, peanuts, and set aside. Blanch French beans in hot water for one to two
minutes. Heat oil and add onion, sambal paste and fry until fragrant. Add back the tempeh, tofu, anchovies,
Read the passage below carefully. Then, answer the questions that follow.
peanuts, French beans and other ingredients and fry until well mixed.
(Estimated cooking time 45 mins) 33

Adapted from NST, 13/6/09


27 The main ingredients in this recipe are A a quarter to eleven
A anchovies and peanuts B a quarter to twelve
B dried chillies C a quarter past eleven
C lemongrass and galangal D a quarter past twelve
D tempeh and French beans
31 Which of the following ingredient should be
28 The word blanch in this recipe means grinded?
to__________ in hot water. A Anchovies
A boil C poach B Galangal
B dip D simmer C Onions
D Peanuts
29 The sambal is probably cooked in a _________
A pitcher C vessel 32 This dish would most probably be
B pot D wok A bland
B insipid
30 Tracy started cooking the sambal at 11.30 am. It C piquant
will be ready at D placid

Is the tomato a fruit or vegetable? Of course, it doesn’t really matter very much which it is, since we use it in
this country as a vegetable. A fascinating thing about this question is that the Supreme Court of the United States
actually had to decide what tomato is!
Botanically, tomato is a fruit. There can be no question about that. But it is used in soups, sauces and ketchup,
and in many other ways in the main part of the meal. So, for purposes of trade, the Supreme Court in 1893 classified
the tomato as a vegetable!
The tomato originated in its wild form in South America in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia. Long before Columbus
went to the new world, cultivated forms of the tomato had already been developed in Mexico. And it is probable that
tomatoes from Mexico were the first ones ever seen by people in Europe.
The first definite description of the tomato in Europe was in Italy in 1554, where it was called pomid’oro, or
“apple of gold”. This means that a yellow type of tomato was the first known in Europe. Before the end of the
sixteenth century,
Questions 33 – 40tomatoes were being grown in the gardens of England, Spain, Italy, France and the countries of mid-
Europe. But they were
Read the passage belowconsidered
carefully.a Then,
sort of answer
curiosity.the questions that follow.
By the mid-1700’s people in several countries of Europe were using the tomato as food and the first person to
grow it in the United States was Thomas Jefferson, in 1781. But many people considered the tomato to be poisonous. It
wasn’t until about 1900 that it became popular for eating.
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The tomato plant is a relative of the potato and tobacco plants. It needs a long growing season and light, rich,
well-drained soil. In northern Europe and the northern United States it is often grown in hot-houses during the winter.
Winter tomatoes are picked while green and shipped to northern markets. They ripen on the way to market.
33 The writer is________ with the debate on B The tomatoes became a popular crop in
whether the tomato is a fruit or vegetable. Europe by the end of the 16th century
A biased C disturbed C The tomato plant hailed from South America
B concerned D impartial D Thomas Jefferson pioneered the farming of
tomatoes in the United States
34 Tomato is considered a vegetable as it is used
________ in cooking. 38 From the passage, we know that tomatoes are
A extensively C primarily A grown in green houses during winter
B momentarily D slightly B harvested when they are ripe
C linked to the potato and tobacco plants
35 The word originated can best be replaced with D well-suited for mushy terrain
A devised C instigated
B discovered D invented 39 The tomato is ____________ classified as a
vegetable by the Supreme Court in 1893.
36 Initially, the Europeans were________ towards A arbitrarily C legitimately
the use of tomato in cooking. B capriciously D haphazardly
A confident C sceptical
B convinced D steadfast 40 The feral form of tomatoes were available in
A Italy C South America
37 Which of the following statement is false? B Mexico D Spain
A The Supreme Court was in favour of tomato
being a vegetable

MONTHLY TEST 3
Paper 2 Time : 1 hour 30 minutes
This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions. You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on Section A,
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30 minutes on Section B and 20 minutes on Section C.
SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING
Question 1
You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on this question. You are the secretary of the Consumers Club of your school. The
club plans to visit the Yummy Chocs factory during the holidays. Write a letter asking for permission to visit the centre. You
may use the following points in your letter.
• reason for writing the letter
• date and time of visit
• number of students and teachers going to the factory
• reason for the visit
When writing your letter:
• use the correct format
• use all the notes given
• elaborate on the given notes to make it more interesting
• ensure it is not less than 120 words

SECTION B: LITERATURE COMPONENT


Question 1
Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Heir Conditioning
M.SHANmughalingam

Grand dad did you breathe (a) Name one possible way of communicating during the
before air cons were invented grandparents era.
was it hard staying (b) What was Grandpa terrified of?
(c) Do you think the younger generation fears God? Why?
alive without modern inventions?
Grandma weren’t you flustered Question 2
as you fluttered with paper fans? Based on the drama Rumpelstiltskin, do you think the title is
Could you communicate before appropriate? Provide evidence from the text to support your answer.
faxes and long distance calls
become basic necessities?

Grandchild we lived
before your age. Because
of our ignorance,
we did not know
pollution, stress, traffic jams
destruction of forests, streams and
hills
we feared God and nature
now nature fears you and
money is your new God.

SECTION C: SUMMARY
You are advised to spend about 30 minutes on this question. Read the announcement below and answer the question that
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follows.
Dear Doctor,
I have been diagnosed as having a severe backache. Can you please give me some tips on how to cope with the backache?
Laura
Dear Laura,
I am very sorry that you are plagued with this problem. The good news is that you can relieve the pain. Sleep on a firm
mattress as this will keep your back straight. It is also advisable to sleep on your side instead of your back. However, if you
are so used to sleeping on your back, you should use a contour pillow to ensure the spine is straight and reduce the strain on
you back.
It is also advisable not to carry bags on your shoulders as this will aggravate the situation. However, if you do have to carry
a bag, I would recommend a backpack as it has two straps that can be strapped to both shoulders. In this way, the weight of the
back is evenly spread as unequal stress will lead to severe backache.
Finally, try to avoid lifting heavy objects. However, if it is unavoidable, you should bend your knees when lifting as this
will strain your leg muscles rather than your back muscles. This is okay as your leg muscles are stronger than your back
muscles.
If you adhere to these advices, you may be able to relieve your sore back.

Write a summary on how to relieve a backache by three simple methods. Your summary must:
• not be more than 60 words including the 10 words given below
• be in continuous writing
• be written in one paragraph
Begin your summary as follows:
You can relieve a backache by three simple methods. Firstly…

FINAL YEAR EXAMINATION SET 1


Paper 1 Time : 1 hour

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This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C and with 40 questions. Answer all
questions.
SECTION A
Question 1 4 When Razif says he has to ‘burn the midnight
Read the notice below carefully and answer the oil’, he means
question that follows. A he has to light up his room
ELEGANCE BOUTIQUE
B he has to pour some oil into the lamp
C he has to study for his exam at the last minute
We are closing from June 2009-October
2009 due to business expansion.
Question 5
1 The word expansion means to Read the advertisement below carefully and answer
A reduce C increase the question that follows.
B extend D close HAVING FINANCIAL PROBLEMS?
Solve your problems with our new e-Provide
Question 2 loan scheme with low interest rates.
Read the message below carefully and answer the Call us now at 03-2789684 and let us help you.
question that follows. 5 The advertisement is probably from a
Dear Nita, A factory C tuition centre
I am going to the market. Breakfast is on the B bank D clinic
table. Lock the doors before you leave the house.
Question 6
Mum
2 From the message, we know that Nita will Study the poster below carefully and answer the
probably question that follows.
A have her lunch at home Don’t wait until they gone!
B go out after breakfast
C be at home the whole day
D help her mother at the market

Question 3
Read the sign below carefully and answer the Save our Orang Utans from extinction
question that follows. 6 The word extinction in the poster means
CASH AND CREDIT CARD ACCEPTED A hunting C no longer existing
3 What does the sign above mean? B killing D moving away
A You cannot pay cash
B You can pay by cheque Question 7
C You can pay in installments Study the picture below carefully and answer the
D You can pay by credit card question that follows.

Question 4
Study the picture below carefully and answer the
question that follows.
No, I think I have
Are you prepared to burn the 7 The things in the picture are used by a
for the exam midnight oil
tomorrow, Razif? tonight. A doctor C gardener
B tailor D carpenter

question that follows.

Question 8
Study the sign below carefully and answer the
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Read the newspaper report below carefully and
answer the questions that follow.
Kuala Lumpur, Friday: A mother and child were
seriously injured after the car they were in rammed
into a highway divider early yesterday morning.
Both victims were hospitalised and reported to be
in critical condition.
8 This sign can be seen at the following places,
except 9 The accident happened on
A at the restaurant A Friday morning C Friday afternoon
B shopping complex B Thursday morning D Thursday afternoon
C hospital
D Vet’s clinic 10 The word critical means
A serious C healthy
Questions 9 – 10 B stable

SECTION B
Questions 11 – 20
Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options
A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks.

The weather was gloomy. It was threatening ________________(11) rain at anytime.


________________(12), that did not stop us from________________(13) our adventure.
We________________(14) climbing the rocky mountain. The three of________________(15) were very
adamant on reaching our destination, the peak of the mountain.
As we were climbing, suddenly it________________(16) pouring. All of us were drenched and cold,
but our determination kept us going.
Finally, we reached the peak. The view was simply spectacular. We were________________(17) by
the beautiful panorama. All the effort________________(18) well worth it.
After resting for an hour, we began our ________________ (19) to the foot of the mountain. Luckily,
there was no rain this time to ________________ (20) our journey.
B me D us
11 A for C to
B at D from 16 A started C start
B starts
12 A However C Even though
B Although 17 A saddened C disgusted
B mesmerized D shocked
13 A pursued C pursuing
B pursues D pursue 18 A were C was
B is D are
14 A continue C continuous
B continued D continues 19 A ascend C descend
B ascent D descent

15 A them C you 20 A alleviate C foster


B facilitate D hamper

SECTION C
Questions 21 – 23
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Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.

Situation A : Hakeem and Suresh are talking during recess.


Hakeem : The Humanitarian Society needs some volunteers to help out (21) at the
‘Orphan Care’ campaign next week.
Suresh : Oh yes! I read about that campaign in the bulletin.
Hakeem : I think we should do our part in helping the needy. Are you up for it (22)?
Suresh : Sure. You can count me in (23).

21 to help out 22 up for it 23 count me in


A to go out and help A go up and help A count me as a member
B to help the society B stand up and go B help me count
C to ask help outside C to wake people up C I can join to help
D ready to help D I’ll be in to count
Questions 24 – 26
Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.
Situation B : Neighbours Amin and Wong are talking about the neighbourhood cleanliness.
Wong : I think that the cleanliness rate in our neighbourhood is not up to the mark
(24).
Amin : Yes, I agree. The residents here are not bothered about keeping this place
clean. Even the town council only sends workers to clean this area once in a blue moon (25).
Wong : Exactly, we’ll have to do something about this before the situation gets out of
24 not up to the mark
hand (26). 25 once in a blue moon 26 out of hand
A not measuring up to a good A when the moon is blue A becomes easy
standard B often B becomes uncontrollable
B marking up C rarely C reaches someone’s hand
C not having a mark above D once every month D gets out of place

SECTION D
Questions 27 – 32
Study the advertisement below carefully and choose the best answer for the questions that follow.

27 According to the advertisement, what causes C Normal scalp


dandruff? D Hair-fall
A Oily scalp
B Dry scalp 28 The word recurrence means

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A to stop happening C Ylang-Ylang
B to begin D Lemon extract
C to happen repeatedly
D to increase 31 Below are the adverse effects of dry hair except
A dandruff
29 The Add-Vitamin Technology in the shampoo B prickly scalp
helps to C robust hair
A moisturize hair C fight dandruff D receding hair
B strengthen hair D prevent dryness
32 Whom would you recommend this product to?
30 The following are contents in the shampoo, A Leela who has arid hair
except B Fareezah who has glossy tresses
C Seema who has a wholesome mane
A Rosemary D Raymond who has manageable hair
B Jojoba oil

Questions 33 – 40
Read the diary below carefully. Then, answer the
questions that follow.
Dear Diary,
I had a very exciting day today. I was involved in manning the ‘Music Tunnel’ stall at the food and fun fair. This stall
is responsible for spinning out song requests from the crowd. I kept the crowd entertained with witty comments and
jokes. It was fun but noisy as the music was blaring. Luckily, the audio system was excellent so I enjoyed the music
thoroughly especially when there was good music.
Half an hour after the stall was in operation, an elderly lady walked into the stall. She requested for some songs from
the 1960’s. I was abashed as I had no CDs catering to that era. The woman beamed and handed in her CD. The music
streamed through the fair site. The crowd, regardless of their age, was swaying to the upbeat music. The songs
attracted the crowd like bees to honey.
The woman began to dance and soon many others joined her. The demand for the 1960’s song grew rapidly. In fact, it
was one of the most popular stall at the fair. It was indeed heart-warming to see the older and younger generation bond
as they laughed and danced happily to the music.
By dusk, the stall had collected RM1 300. This is indeed a great achievement for the school and also for me. The
money would be used to restore the existing hall. The Principal personally came to me and congratulated me on a job
well done. I was beaming from ear to ear. I was so proud of myself.

33 The writer was most probably a/an at the D pompous


fair.
A announcer 36 From the diary, we know that the writer
B broadcaster A is enthusiastic about music
C DJ B had songs of yester-years
D VJ C was reluctant to play songs from the 1960’s
D was incapable of carrying out his task
34 The aim of the food and fun fair is to effectively
A build a new hall 37 The idiom beaming from ear to ear means
B demolish the existing hall being
C erect an additional hall A dismal C ecstatic
D modernize the present hall B distressed D melancholy
35 The word abashed can best be replaced with 38 Which of the following statements is true?
A arrogant A The food and fun fair ended in the afternoon
B conceited B The writer was happy with the mediocre
C embarrassed audio system
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C The Principal was gratified with the B marginal D trivial
collection from Music Tunnel
D The songs were able to create a rift between 40 All from the sale will be used to restore the
the older and younger generation existing hall.
A contributions C expenses
39 The ‘Music Tunnel’ stall has made a collection B donations D proceeds
from the song requests.
A frivolous C significant

FINAL YEAR EXAMINATION SET 1


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Paper 2 Time : 1 hour 30 minutes

This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions.

SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING


Question 1
You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on this question. You have been asked to write an article on the disadvantages of keeping
pets. Use the following notes to help you write your article.

• emotional attachment – death of pets


• carrier of diseases – bird flu
• expensive – upkeep, food, veterinary

When writing your article:


• use the correct format
• use all the notes given
• elaborate on the given notes to make it more interesting
• ensure it is not less than 120 words

SECTION B: NOVEL
Question 1
Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Heir Conditioning
M.SHANmughalingam

Grand dad did you breathe (a) Name one environmental issue mentioned in the poem.
before air cons were invented (b) What did Grandma use to beat the heat?
was it hard staying (c) Do you think the grandparents feel deprived of modernization?
Why?
alive without modern inventions?
Grandma weren’t you flustered Question 2
as you fluttered with paper fans? Based on the short story ‘One is One and All Alone’, state the effects of
Could you communicate before technology. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer.
faxes and long distance calls
become basic necessities?

Grandchild we lived
before your age. Because
of our ignorance,
we did not know
pollution, stress, traffic jams
destruction of forests, streams and
hills
we feared God and nature
now nature fears you and
money is your new God.

SECTION C: SUMMARY

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You are advised to spend about 30 minutes on this question. Read the passage below and answer the question that follows.

The security guard quickly rushed to the scene. He could see a man and woman arguing at the Express Lane of the
checkout line. A man and woman were squabbling with each other. The guard approached them and greeted them politely.
Both of them stared angrily at the security guard. “What‘s the problem, Sir?” The man looked at the security guard and gave
him a big smile. He said, “Where are we standing?” “At the Express Lane,” said the security guard. He grinned broadly and
said, “Can you read the sign above the checkout counter?” “Yes,” replied the security guard. “Good, can you please read it
aloud?” continued the man. The security guard read, “Five items or less.” The man continued, “Can you count the number of
items in her trolley?” The security guard counted and found more than ten items in her trolley. The man smiled at the lady and
told the security guard, “The lady in front of me can’t count!” The security guard understood the problem and told the lady to
go to another counter. The lady swirled and pushed her trolley to the next counter.

Write a summary on the incident and how it was solved. Your summary must:
• not be more than 60 words including the 10 words given below
• be in continuous writing
• be written in one paragraph

Begin your summary as follows:


The problem started when the lady who had more than…

FINAL YEAR EXAMINATION SET 2


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Paper 1 Time : 1 hour
This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D with 40 questions. Answer
all questions.

SECTION A
Question 1 the question that follows.
Study the picture below carefully and answer the ON THE MOVE
question that follows.
Well, you
Nina, I should have
thought that it was thought better!
an old watch, so I
threw it.
In this month’s issue:
• Car safety-what you need to know
• Tips on better fuel economy
• Learn more about Anti-Braking System

4 Razman would read the magazine to


1 From the picture, we know that Nina A learn about petroleum
A is very grateful B learn more about car safety
B wants a new watch C learn about traffic rules
C is very angry D find out car prices
D wanted to throw the watch
Question 5
Question 2 Read the sign below carefully and answer the
Read the notice below carefully and answer the question that follows.
question that follows.
SILENCE PLEASE
ATTENTION ALL EMPLOYEES
Working hours are from 8.00am to 5.00 pm 5 The sign can be found at
effective from 1st October 2009. Please take note. A a restaurant
The Management B a supermarket
C a football stadium
2 The word effective can best be replaced with D a library
A immediate C ending
B starting D stopping Question 6
Read the newspaper article below and answer the
Question 3 question that follows.
Study the table below carefully and answer the
Kuala Lumpur, Friday: The Permata Building finally
question that follows.
saw completion yesterday after years of delay in
Snatch Theft Scene construction. The project was facing several problems
Places Roadside Train Parking Market
Station Bays
since it was planned.
Number 239 178 165 170 6 The word it in the article refers to
of cases A the completion of the building
3 The least number of snatch theft cases happen at B the building project itself
A train station C parking bays C the problems concerning the building project
B roadside D market D the delay of the building project

Question 7
Question 4 Read the food label below carefully and answer the
Read the magazine cover below carefully and answer question that follows.
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7 The label of the food product tells us to
A keep the product inside the fridge
B keep the fruits canned 9 Which of the following statement is true?
C keep the product warm A The hotel is located in Jalan Indah
B The school is opposite the shophouses
Question 8 C The shopping mall is located in Jalan
Look at the picture below carefully and answer the Cempaka
question that follows. D The bank is opposite the shophouses

Question 10
Look at the sign below carefully and answer the
question that follows.

8 The items in the picture above are used by a


A sailor C diver
B scientist D sculptor
10 The sign tell us that
Question 9 A no drinks are allowed
Study the map below carefully and answer the B a restaurant is nearby
question that follows. C food is not allowed
D you can eat here
SECTION B
Questions 11 – 20
Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the
options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks.
A 17 year-old’s___________(11) thinking saved his neighbour’s house___________(12) burglars on
Wednesday in Taman Baiduri.
The neighbour had earlier___________(13) the boy’s family that they will not be at home during the
week. The boy heard strange noises from the neighbour’s house around 11.00pm and looked
out___________ (14) the window. He___________ (15) two men trying to jump over the fence of his
neighbour’s house.
The boy quickly___________ (16) his parents who then called the police. The police___________
(17) at the neighbour’s house within minutes and caught the two burglars ransacking the living room.
The neighbour who___________ (18) informed of this incident later praised and thanked the boy.
He was _________ (19) to the boy as he had left a substantial amount of money in the __________ (20)
in the house. If the burglars has succeeded, he would have lost all that money.

11 A surprised C slow B to D for


B quick D sudden
13 A informing C informed
12 A from C at B informs

14 A on C through
B in 15 A spots C heard
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B spotted D listened to

16 A consoled C alerted 19 A incensed


B surprised D cajoled B indebted
C infuriated
17 A left C comes D irritated
B arrived D arrives
20 A coin box
18 A was C is B safe
B were D had C save
D vault

SECTION C
Questions 21 – 23
Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.
Situation A : Two friends are talking about their weekend trip.
Mazlan : I have booked a room for three at the Villa Hotel. Danny is also coming along (21) with us
this weekend.
Dinesh : That’s great! The three of us are going to have so much fun together. We can check in (22) at
the hotel in the morning and go for a swim at the beach in the afternoon.
Mazlan : Yes! After that, we can go and fish for (23) the seashell souvenirs which you wanted to buy.
21 coming along 22 check in 23 fish for
A leaving A arrive A seek for
B accompanying B gather B try for
C dining C enter C gather
D returning D return

Questions 24 – 26
Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.
Situation B :Laila is talking to her sister in the dining hall.
Laila : Let’s keep our fingers crossed (24).
Junitha : Yes, It’s no point to cry for the moon (25).
Laila : We have tried our best and I’m sure if we are lucky, we will win this puzzle competition.
Juwita : I see eye to eye with you (26). Let’s complete this puzzle and slogan quickly so that we can post
it tomorrow morning.
24 keep our fingers crossed C to wish for what is beyond one’s reach
A to aim high D to save oneself from trouble
B make a wish 26 see eye to eye
C make a dream A agree with someone
D hope for the best B to take back what one has said
C differs in opinion
25 to cry for the moon D to know something thoroughly
A to ask things
B to give good example
SECTION D
Questions 27 – 32
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Read the notice below and choose the best answer for the questions that follow.
The Drama Club of SMK Seri Bahagia invites you to watch its annual William Shakespeare classic
play, Romeo and Juliet. It will be performed at the auditorium on Friday, 20 August 2010 at 3 pm. It will
last for a couple of hours. The tickets are priced at RM3 for members and RM5 for non-members. The
funds will be channeled to the Seri Bahagia Old Folks’ Home.
The Drama Club is also selling books on Shakespeare’s plays. The first 20 students who buy these
books will be given a complimentary pass to the play. The books are sold at a 10% discount.
27 The Drama Club is doing all the following, B The Drama Club is presenting an ageless
except theatrical production
A doing charity work C The play will be held at dusk
B performing a stage show D The play will last for two hours
C promoting the work of Shakespeare
D watching a Shakespeare classic 30 The word annual means the Drama Club holds
a play
28 From the notice, we know that A once every six months
A free tickets to the play are given to the first B once every year
20 purchasers C twice every six months
B Romeo and Juliet will be performed on a D twice every year
weekend
C the Drama Club is raising funds from the 31 The Drama Club members are doing a deed for
Seri Bahagia Old Folks’ Home the senior citizens.
D there is a 10% discount for books purchased A debauched C meagre
by the Drama Club B dire D virtuous

29 Which of the following is true? 32 The price of the tickets is


A Members of the Drama Club pay an A apt C pricey
additional sum to view the play B dear D steep

Questions 33 – 40
Read the story below and answer the following questions.
Ramli is a very absent-minded person. He forgets things easily.
One day, he decided to visit a friend in the neighbouring state who was having a house-warming party. As it
was quite a distance to drive, Ramli decided to take a flight.
On the day of his departure, he placed his luggage in the boot. Then, he rummaged his pockets for the key.
He could not find it. Just then, his neighbour passed by. She discovered the keys at the boot lock. Thanking her, he
quickly sped off.
As soon as he reached the airport, he realized he had forgotten his ticket. So, he had to buy a new ticket.
Then, he quickly left for the gate and boarded the plane. Soon, the plane took off. Ramli was too tired that he
decided to have forty winks.
He was startled when the air-stewardess made an announcement to remind the passengers to fasten their seat-
belts as they were about to land in Singapore. Ramli’s jaw dropped when he heard the announcement. He quickly
ran towards the air-stewardess who was annoyed with him for not adhering to her instructions. She ordered him to
his seat. Ramli was depressed and did not know what to do. He began to howl loudly. The passengers were feeling
annoyed and began shouting at him to keep quiet. Soon, the passengers began squabbling with one another. It was
such a chaos!
Just then, the pilot came in. He was infuriated to see the situation at hand. He reminded the passengers to
remain calm as they will be landing soon. He demanded Ramli be brought to his room.
Upon landing, Ramli was taken to the security. He was soon…
33 The word rummaged in the passage means B disposed D organized
A assembled C fumbled 34 Why did Ramli decide to go to a neighbouring
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state? A aisle C cockpit
A To attend a foe’s house-warming party B cabin D pantry
B To grace a reunion dinner
C To be present at an acquaintance’s function 38 What do you think happened to Ramli in the end?
D To visit an ailing friend A He was arrested
B He was deported
35 The phrase to have forty winks means to
C He was let off the hook
A be in deep slumber C have a short sleep
D He was sent to jail
B sleep fitfully D sleep peacefully
36 Ramli was startled to hear the air-stewardess’ 39 The passengers were with Ramli for creating
announcement because such havoc.
A she woke him up from his sleep A agitated
B she was speaking too loud B composed
C he loathed wearing the safety belt C unperturbed
D he boarded the wrong plane D unruffled

37 The air-stewardess took Ramli to the

FINAL YEAR EXAMINATION SET 2


Paper 2 Time : 1 hour 30 minutes
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This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions.

SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING


Question 1
You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on this question. You are a newspaper reporter. You have been asked to cover
the news of a storm that created havoc in a town. Use the notes below to write your newspaper report.

• freak storm – heavy winds – strong winds


• water rose – close – business – moved – merchandise – customers – refuge – restaurants
• uprooted trees – fall – roads – closed – traffic jam – crawl – bumper-to-bumper
• subsided – midnight – destruction – losses – RM100,000

When writing your newspaper report:


• use the correct format
• use all the notes given
• elaborate on the given notes to make it more interesting
• ensure it is not less than 120 words

SECTION B: LITERATURE COMPONENT


Question 1
Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow.

I Wonder
Jeannie Kirby

I wonder why the grass is green, (a) How does the persona find nature?
And why the wind is never seen? (b) Name one phenomenon that the persona is puzzled about.
(c) Do you think the persona is intellectual? Why?
Who taught the birds to build the nest,
Question 2
And told the trees to take a rest?
Based on the drama Rumpelstiltskin, write about a courageous
character. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer.
O, when the moon is not quite round,
Where can the missing bit be found?

Who light the stars, when they blow out,


And makes the lightning flash about?

Who paint the rainbow in the sky,


And hangs the fluffy clouds so high?

Why is it now, do you suppose,


That Dad won’t tell me, if he knows?

SECTION C: SUMMARY
You are advised to spend about 30 minutes on this question. Read the passage below and answer the question that follows.

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A very good morning to all viewers. Today, I’m going to teach you how to make a terrarium. You will need a
glass jar, some soil and some plants. Now, using a funnel, pour some soil into the jar until it is one-quarter full.
Then, arrange the plants in the jar. Before that, remember to trim the leaves and roots so that they will not be
crushed in the jar. Remember to begin with the bigger plants first followed by the smaller ones. You may need to
use a small stick to help you do this. Then, clean the jar of dirt and soil. Water the plants to keep the soil moist.
When the leaves are dry, close the jar. Water the plants with a spray and keep the jar in the sunlight to ensure it
grows healthily.
Write a summary on how to make a terrarium. Your summary must:
• not be more than 60 words including the 10 words given below
• be in continuous writing
• be written in one paragraph

Begin your summary as follows:


To make a terrarium, fill one-quarter of a jar with…

FINAL YEAR EXAMINATION SET 3


Paper 1 Time : 1 hour
This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D with 40 questions. Answer
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all questions.

SECTION A

Question 1 C the row of shop houses were made of planks


Look at the picture below and answer the question D the firemen managed to save the shop houses
that follows. from being destroyed

Question 5
Look at the book cover below and answer the
question that follows.
The Superstitious of the Nyonya
and Baba
by Khamsiah Lattif
1 These objects are used by a ______________ .
A seamstress 5 This book contains issues on ________ aspect.
B stenographer A socio-cultural
C stevedore B socio-economical
D stewardess C socio-political

Question 2 Question 6 – 7
Look at the sign below and answer the question that Look at the pie-chart below and answer the questions
follows. that follow.

2 This sign is usually found in a __________


traffic area.
A dense C light
B meagre D sparse 6 Margaret spends a lion’s share of her pay on
A utility bills
Question 3 B food
Read the newspaper excerpt and answer the question C rental
that follows. D car loan

Ipoh – A row of wooden shop houses were 7 From the chart, we know that Margaret
razed to the ground in a fire that broke out A is a spendthrift person
at dawn. There were several casualties but B lives in her own residence
no fatalities were reported. C spends the least on food
3 The word razed can best be replaced with D uses her own vehicle to work
A annihilated
B erected
C constructed
D fabricated Question 8
Read the dialogue below and answer the question
that follows.
4 From the newspaper excerpt, we know that Mother : How was the speech?
A the fire broke out at 3 pm Son : It was as dry as a bone.
B several people were killed in the fire

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8 The simile as dry as a bone means that the
speech was Question 10
A electrifying C monotonous Read the advertisement below and answer the
B inspiring D stimulating question that follows.

Question 9 A multi-tiered luxurious residential area will soon


Read the notice below and answer the question that be available to residents of the Klang Valley.
follows.
Register at the reception. 10 The residential area is probably
A condominiums
B caravans
C double-storey houses
D terrace houses

9 The notice below is aimed at the


A adjudicators C organizers
B guests D partners
SECTION B
Questions 11 – 20
Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the
options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks.

When we mention the word Sphinx, most of us think of the Great Sphinx that stands at Giza, Egypt near the
pyramids. Actually, a sphinx is a monster that was common in the___________________(11) of ancient
peoples. The Greeks thought of it as___________________ (12) the head of a woman, the body of a lion and
wings. The Egyptians thought of it as a wingless lion_________________(13) the head and chest of a man.
The Great Sphinx of Egypt was once a hill of rock left________________(14) from the building of the
Great Pyramid. __________________(15) it was carved into a huge lion with the head of a man. It stands 20
metres____________ (16) with a length of 73 metres. It was probably______________(17) to resemble the
face of a king called Chephren, a king of the fourth Egyptian dynasty.
Although there is no other sphinx as large as the Great Sphinx at Giza, many kings had their likenesses
carves as sphinxes. In one instance, a sphinx was made from the face of a woman, Queen Hatshepsut, who
_________________(18) the throne and ruled the country. This sphinx was given a beard to represent Queen
Hatshepsut’s power.
The sphinx was ________________ (19) a beard to represent Queen Hatshepsut’s power. Hence, the
Sphinx is carved ________________ (20) to one’s characteristics.
(Adapted from Lots More Tell Me Why)
11 A fables C myths
B fairy tales D parables 16 A height C wide
B high D width
12 A had C have
B has D having 17 A assembled C carved
B built D constructed
13 A against C through
B from D with 18 A seize C seized
B seizes D seizing
14 A above C over
B across D towards 19 A give C given
B gave D giving
15 A After C Fully
B Before D Later 20 A crocheted C stitched
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B knitted D tailored
SECTION C
Questions 21 – 23
Read the newspaper excerpt below and choose the best meaning for the phrases underlined.
The number of visitors to the country was dropping off (21). The authorities decided to zero in on (22) the problem.
Their research revealed that the problem was due to the scare of the H1N1 virus. Hence, the government has to think
over (23) drastic measures to overcome the scare that is affecting the tourism industry.

21 dropping off 22 zero in on 23 think over


A amplify A conceal A avoid
B boost B cover up B dodge
C dwindle C obscure C elude
D foster D pin point D ponder

Questions 24 – 26
Read the letter below and choose the best meaning for the phrases underlined.
Dear Mum,
I am sad to inform you that Abang has been caught red-handed (24) for smoking in the hostel. He was
caught with his bosom friend (25). I have tried talking to him but of no use. Whenever I try to advice him, he
puts on a long face (26).

24 red-handed 25 bosom friend 26 puts on a long face


A dodging the act A antagonist A gets agitated
B evading the act B buddy B is composed
C for the act C foe C is unruffled
D in the act D rival D remains tranquil

SECTION D
Questions 27 – 32
Read the following brochure carefully and answer the questions that follow.
A fire broke out in a slump area last week. They are only left with the clothes on their back.
The residents of Taman Bahagia have organized a campaign to help these less fortunate people. Thus, if you have
spare blankets, clothes or books, please pass them to Sunrise Grocery Store before 2 November 2010. Your
contributions will be handed to the victims in a fortnight.
The residents have also started a fund raising campaign to provide the victims the basic necessities. Again, we
appeal to the public to help us realize this objective. Please send in your cheque or money order made out to Taman
Bahagia Fund Raising Campaign and send it to Luxury Crockery, Taman Bahagia.
Thank you.

27 The brochure is probably prepared by C 16 November 2010


A fire victims D 23 November 2010
B donors 29 From the brochure, we know that
C coordinators of the campaign A the fire broke out in an affluent area
D residents of Taman Bahagia B the tragedy struck towards the end of the year
C the victims managed to save some clothes
28 The contributions will be handed to the victims D the contributions are aimed at aiding the
on residents of Taman Bahagia
A 2 November 2010
B 9 November 2010 30 Which of the following is not true?

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A Sunrise Grocery will only gather contributions A bowl C ladle
in kind for the fire victims B knife D wok
B A donor should write out the cheque to Luxury
Crockery, Taman Bahagia 32 A donor is a person who takes someone’s crisis
C The residents are given a fortnight to contribute A at heart
their spare items for the fire victims B to heart
C across one’s heart
D The residents of Taman Bahagia are encouraged D in one’s heart of hearts
to donate liberally to the fire victims

31 Which of the following is an example of


crockery?

Questions 33 – 40
Read the following advice carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Dear Scholar,
I am an average students and having been receiving mediocre marks in my exam. I envy my classmates who
pass with flying colours. Can you give me some tips on how to be an excellent scholar?
Anxious
Dear Anxious,
It is not impossible for an average student to become an excellent scholar. With perseverance, it is possible to
materialize your noble intentions. Firstly, you have to ensure that you give your undivided attention to the
lesson in the classroom. Avoid sitting in a place where students are not paying attention. You may be distracted
by the noise. So, either change your desk or complain to the teacher. Also, establish a good rapport with your
teachers and meet up with them in the staffroom to clarify any queries.
Then, you need to reinforce your lesson by completing the assigned homework. Actually, the homework is
an indicator of your comprehension of the lesson. If you are able to complete the homework without any
hitches, that indicates good comprehension of the lesson. So, ensure you complete your homework and hand in
to the teacher to be marked. Please do your corrections to rectify your mistakes.
Do your revision consistently. Do not wait for the exam period to do your revision. You may not have
enough time to do so and in the end you’ll end up burning the midnight oil. This will only result in
unnecessary duress.
Finally, you can establish study groups amongst your classmates to reinforce your learning. However, be
cautious in selecting your group members. You are gathered for a mission, not to chat on irrelevant matters.
Use the group study as a platform to discuss problem areas with your friends.
If you hold fast to the study tips mentioned above, you are well on your way to achieving educational
excellence.
Scholar
33 Anxious wrote to Scholar to ______________ members for his group study to ensure they
for advice on achieving educational excellence. A advocate the trivial rationale
A appeal C call B sway from the major purpose
B demand D request C swing from the main aim
D uphold the chief rationale
34 The word duress can best be replaced with
A constrains 36 The idiom burning the midnight oil means to
B urges A cram throughout the night
C impulses B snooze during the night
D wiles C have a deep slumber throughout the night
D stay alert during the night
35 It is necessary for Anxious to select suitable
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37 Which of the following advices was given by
Scholar to Anxious? 39 From the letter, we know that Scholar is ______
A Carry out periodical revision of his classmate who are excelling.
B Dissolve the existing study group A in a dilemma C in awe of
C Give emphasis to assignments B in a tight spot
D Harass the teachers if they don’t understand
the lesson 40 All the following are pertaining to the benefits of
a study group except
38 From the advice column, we know that A honing interpersonal skills
A Anxious receives outstanding marks in his B thrashing out difficult topics
exams C increasing an in-depth comprehension of the
B homework is necessary for remedial purpose subject matter
only D using it as a platform to discuss personal
C we should revise till the wee hours of the night learning inadequacies
D we should evade classmates that are chatty
during lessons

FINAL YEAR EXAMINATION SET 3


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Paper 2 Time : 1 hour 30 minutes
This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions.

SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING


Question 1
Read the dialogue between the two students below. With whom do you agree? Provide reasons to support your answer.
Add any other interesting comments.

Chandran : Look at any newspaper today. You will be surprised with the rising number of juvenile delinquency.
They are involved in loitering, vandalism, gangsterism and bullying.
Manan : That’s very true. I seriously think women should not work. Instead, they should stay at home and
raise their children.
Chandran : I disagree with you. With the rising cost of living, it is almost impossible to make ends meet
with a sole breadwinner.
Manan : In the race for materialism, parents have sacrificed the filial bond with the children. They are willing
to put their children on hold but not their career.

When writing your composition:


• you may use all the notes given
• elaborate on the given information to make it more interesting
• make sure it is not less than 120 words

SECTION B: LITERATURE COMPONENT


Question 1
Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Heir Conditioning
M.SHANmughalingam

Grand dad did you breathe (a) Who do you think is the persona?
before air cons were invented (b) What kind of people do you think are the grandparents?
was it hard staying (c) Why do you think there are many modern IT gadgets in the world
alive without modern inventions? today?
Grandma weren’t you flustered
Question 2
as you fluttered with paper fans?
Based on the short story ‘One is One and All Alone’, write about the
Could you communicate before
appropriateness of the setting. Provide evidence from the text to
faxes and long distance calls
support your answer.
become basic necessities?

Grandchild we lived
before your age. Because
of our ignorance,
we did not know
pollution, stress, traffic jams
destruction of forests, streams and
hills
we feared God and nature
now nature fears you and
money is your new God.
SECTION C: SUMMARY
Read the passage below carefully and answer the question that follows.
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A mobile phone is a must for most people. The phone enables them to connect with anyone irrespective of where
they are. Even if you are trapped in a static jam, you can inform your loved ones of your whereabouts.
Besides talking, a mobile phone empowers you to send text message that may cost the most ten sen. Hence, you
can keep in touch with family and friends at a low price.
In addition, the slim size of mobile phone enable the users to operate with one hand. Hence, you can do many
other things while on the phone.
Thus, it is not surprising that mobile phone indeed is booming.
Write a summary on why the mobile phone is popular. Your summary must:
• not be more than 60 words including the 10 words given below
• be in continuous writing
• be written in one paragraph

Begin your summary as follows:


Mobile phone are popular with people as they enable the…

ANSWERS
MONTHLY TEST 1
PAPER 1
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Section A Prepared by,
1 D 2 B 3 A 4 D 5 A Symranmann
6 B 7 D 8 D 9 C 10 B
(SYMRAN MANN),
Secretary,
Section B Environment Club
11 C 12 A 13 A 14 D 15 A
16 A 17 B 18 A 19 B 20 A Section B
Question 1
Section C (a) It has no entity.
21 B 22 D 23 C 24 C 25 A (b) Crescent
26 D (c) It is about the beauty of the mysterious nature

Question 2
Section D
The short story ‘One is One and All Alone’ by Nicholas
27 D 28 B 29 A 30 C 31 B
Fisk is about the protagonist, Trish, who while on board a
32 C 33 C 34 A 35 C 36 B
spaceship, clones herself to have a friend of her age as
37 A 38 D 39 C 40 A
company. However, things turn sour when the clone decides to
take over Trish’s life. The character I adore in this short story
PAPER 2
is Trish. I adore her because she is matured, intelligent and
Section A resourceful.
The Environment Day
Trish, although on board a spaceship to Trion, displays the
The Environment Club organized an Environment Day last
same characteristics as any 11-year-old. Like any other
Saturday, 25 September 2010 at school. The aim is to raise
children her age, she misses her parents who are scientists in
awareness on conserving the environment. Three major
the field of space exploration. In fact, she longs for their care
activities were held for this purpose. They are Recycling
and attention. Sadly, her mother is away in Trion setting up the
Booth, Hot Air Balloon Ride and Adopt a Tree Programme.
space station on Trion while her father is the Executive Officer
Two weeks prior to the programme, notices pertaining to the
of the ship. Thus, Trish is constantly left on her own.
Environment Day were pasted all around town and residential
However, unlike other children who lack parental attention,
areas. The residents were encouraged to bring along old paper,
she is not a spoilt brat. Instead, she keeps to herself most of
aluminium cans and glass bottles for the recycling programme.
the time and spends time with her ‘best friend’ the voice
A recycling booth was erected at the school gate. As the
printer. I adore her because although she yearns for her
residents entered the gate, they handed in their recycling
parents, she realizes that they have heavy responsibilities at
items. The booth was opened from 8 am to 6 pm. This
work. Thus, she is understanding and does not throw tantrums
programme was a big success as the residents handed in heaps
on demand her parents’ attention. I adore her because not
of recycled items.
many children her age show such maturity.
The most popular activity on this day is the hot air balloon ride
Secondly, I adore her because she is intelligent as she
at the school field. There was a long queue for this ride
learns very quickly. This is seen when she learns the
although it was expensive. Each ride was priced at RM30 per
techniques of cloning very quickly from the Voice Printer. In
ride. As there was great demand, the rides were on first come
fact, she is so quick that not only is she able to understand
first serve basis. The ride lasted for 10 hours from 7 am to 5
such scientific concepts at such a tender age but she is also
pm.
able to apply it! Thus, with her intelligence, she is able to
The Adopt a Tree Programme was popular amongst families.
clone herself and have company. Her clone, Clo, is an
Throngs of families made their way here and adopted a tree
identical twin created by Trish on her own at the spaceship in
for only RM50. The family members worked together to help
the BioLab. It is obvious that she is intelligent as only
grow the tree behind the school compound. There was laughter
scientists are able to apply the concept of cloning and they
and giggles as families planted their trees. This activity began
have undergone tertiary education and training. However,
from 9 am to 5 pm.
Trish who is only 11, is able to apply this abstract technology
On the whole, the Environment Day was successful. It is hoped
that involves DNA and other scientific concepts that will
that the Environment Day can be made into an annual
boggle the mind of any child. Thus, I adore her because she is
programme.
intelligent and does not ply time like a regular 11 year old who

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may spend time playing online games or chatting on the Section A
Facebook. A very good morning I bid to the Principal, teachers and
Finally, I adore Trish as she is resourceful and does not fellow friends. As the President of the Health Club, I would
fret in the face of adversities. For example, when she yearns like to inform you of the Tapah Town Run 2010 which will be
for company her age, she does not bother her father or even held next Saturday, 18 September 2010. It is held at the Tapah
the Voice Printer. Instead, she learns the techniques of cloning Town council field and will begin at 8 am.
and clones herself. This shows how resourceful she is she is The aim of the run is to raise awareness among students on
able to apply the technology she has learnt from the Voice the importance of good health. As we all know, the issue of
Printer at the BioLab in the spaceship. Similarly, when things obesity is plaguing the younger generation today. Thus, the
go awry between her and Clo, she does not tell anyway of her town council has decided on the run to create awareness on the
problem. Once again, she relies on herself to solve the importance of good health.
problem. She hatches a plan to get rid of Clo but she is All students, males and females, can participate in this run
unsuccessful. What I adore about Trish is her ability to rely on as it is opened to all students aged 13 and above. In fact, the
herself instead of troubling others about her problem. Most 11- students are categorized into two categories. The first category
year-olds will come crying to their parents over petty matters is Category A that comprises of students aged under 18 while
but not Trish who is so resourceful. It is sad that Trish Category B comprises of students aged under 15. The trail is
eventually dies in the hands of her own creation. quite far, that is 10 km for females and 15 km for females.
Hence, I like Trish because she is not like a regular 11- Hence, I would advice those interested to work out regularly
year-old who whines when faced with a problem. Instead, I before the run. In this way, you will be physically and
find her very resourceful as she solves her own problems. mentally prepared for the run.
Those interested to participate in the run can obtain the

Section C entry form from Encik Roslan, the PE teacher. However, you
You can keep dengue fever at bay by destroying breeding areas will need to get your parent’s signature as proof of their
of the Aedes mosquito especially containers that can store consent. Remember to hand in your form before the 13 August
water including broken pots. Clear clogged drains and trim 2010 which is the closing date. Late forms and incomplete
grass regularly. Keep windows and doors closed at dawn and forms will not be entertained. Each entry form must be
dusk and spray insecticide in the house. Light mosquito coils submitted with a participation fee of RM15.00.
I do hope that all of you can participate in this run as this is
and sleep under a mosquito net to prevent mosquito bites.
(60 words) the platform for you to burn the calories away. Thank you.

Section B
MOTHLY TEST 2 Question 1
PAPER 1 (a) Pollution and traffic jams
Section A (b) It is ‘money is your new gold’.
1 B 2 D 3 C 4 B 5 C (c) Humans need for advanced development has led to the
6 B 7 B 8 D 9 B 10 B rape of the forests that accelerates pollution and the
depletion of the ozone layer contributing to global
Section B warming.
11 A 12 D 13 A 14 D 15 C
16 D 17 B 18 B 19 C 20 A Question 2
The drama ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ by Angela Lanyon is about a
Section C young girl whose parents brag that she is able to spin straw
21 D 22 A 23 B 24 D 25 B into gold. The news reaches the King who promises to reward
26 B her if she is able to spin straw into gold. A lesson I have learnt
is the importance of being honest. The importance can be seen
Section D in three incidents – her parents lying to the King that she can
27 A 28 B 29 D 30 D 31 D
spin straw into gold, Lisa’s promising her first born child to
32 D 33 B 34 A 35 C 36 B the strange little man and the disappearing of the strange man
37 B 38 D 39 A 40 C after Lisa is able to state his name.
Honesty is indeed a great virtue. We should never lie lest we
PAPER 2 get into trouble. Lisa’s parents are so unlike her. She is such a
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humble person but her parents are braggers and they brag that not fair of Lisa as she is being dishonest – a promise is a
she can bake the best pies in town and worst still, spin straw promise! Lisa is very selfish as when she is in trouble, she
into gold. Of course, the rational mind can never accept this as seeks the man’s help and he does help her out. However, when
it is an impossible feat. Yet, her parents brag that she can do things are rosy for her, she forgets her promise. This kind of
the impossible especially in front of the King. This statement behavior is not done! Nonetheless, the kind man gives her the
reached the ears of the King who is facing financial crisis. opportunity to state his name within three days. This goes to
Thus, he puts Lisa to the test. He demands that she spins all prove that the strange man has a heart of gold as he is still
the given straw into gold or her head will be cut off. The poor willing to give her a second chance. Thus, I find the strange
girl knows she is unable to do so and she sits and cries man commendable as he is still willing to give her a second
expecting the worst. But lucky for her, her honesty pays off as chance although Lisa is denying him his right out rightly. With
she is a mere victim of her insensible parents’ bragging. A the help of her parents, Lisa manages to state his name
strange man appears and promises to spin all the straw into correctly on the third day, much to the annoyance of the man.
gold in exchange for her necklace. She agrees. The next Nevertheless, he keeps to his words and left Lisa and the child
morning, Lisa is surprised to see all the straw spun into gold. and never bothered them again. This goes to show how sincere
As she is honest, she gives the necklace to the man. Indeed, and honest the man is.
she kept her words and did not deceive the old man. Indeed, The lesson I have learnt is that honesty really pays.
honesty pays. Through her honesty, Lisa is a queen and the mother of a cute
The following day is another example of how honesty pays baby prince. She is also honest in seeking out the man’s name
off. When the King sees the gold, he is impressed. However, and is rewarded when she is able to keep her son away from
he is not satisfied as it is the nature of human beings to be the man. The man is also honest in his dealings because if he
greedy. Thus, he takes Lisa to a bigger room with more straw had not help Lisa, she would never have been a queen nor bore
to be spun into gold and issues the same warning – to turn the a prince. Also, when Lisa is able to state his name, the man
straw into gold or to have her head cut off! That night the man kept to his word and never came back to their lives again.
appears again and agrees to spin the straw into gold if Lisa Indeed, honest pays and this should be the principle of our
gives the ring to him. As the night before, the man spins the lives.
straw into gold and the honest Lisa gives him the ring as they
have agreed on. The man leaves and Lisa is happy. This is yet Section C
another example of how important honesty is and we should The first thing to do to a scalded victim is to run cold water on
honour our promises. the affected area for 10 minutes. Then, remove accessories to
When the greedy King sees the gold, he becomes even restrict blood flow. Next, cover the affected area with a sterile
greedier. This time he takes her to an even bigger room filled dressing or clean kitchen cling wrap to avoid infection. Don’t
with straw. As usual, he demands that she spins all the straw use lotion or ointment on the injury. Finally, send the patient to
into gold or have her head cut off. This time he promises her the hospital.
that he will marry her if she is able to spin all the straw into (60 words)
gold. Now, Lisa is worried as she has nothing to give the
strange man for spinning the straw into gold. However, they
come to a decision that she would give her first born child to
the strange man. Lisa readily agrees. The strange man honestly MID-YEAR EXAMINATION SET 1
keeps his word and spins all the straw into gold. The king, too, PAPER 1
is honest as he marries Lisa. This shows how important it is to Section A
keep to our words and not lie to someone as it may have 1 D 2 B 3 B 4 C 5 B
negative repercussions. 6 C 7 B 8 C 9 D 10 C
However, things become sour if we do not keep to our
words and may cause grievances. This can be seen in the case
of Lisa after her marriage. She has a blissful marriage and the Section B
King is good to her and most importantly, they are blessed 11 B 12 D 13 A 14 D 15 A
with a beautiful bundle of joy – a baby boy. She is so elated in 16 D 17 B 18 B 19 C 20 A
her happy life that she has forgotten her promise to the strange
old man. But, the man remembers and comes for her son soon Section C
after, much to Lisa’s disappointment. She refuses to let her 21 C 22 B 23 A 24 D 25 D
baby go and pleads with the man to not take her baby. This is 26 B
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Section D The drama ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ by Angela Lanyon is about a
27 B 28 B 29 D 30 B 31 C young girl whose parents brag that she is able to spin straw
32 B 33 B 34 A 35 B 36 A into gold. The news reaches the King who promises to reward
37 B 38 B 39 B 40 C her if she is able to spin straw into gold. Soon, the King
marries her and they are blessed with a son. The event I think
is important in this event is when Lisa promises the strange
PAPER 2
man to give him her first born child in exchange for spinning a
Section A large room of straws into gold.
Pak Mat is a fisherman who lives with his family of three in I find this scene important as it reflects human nature. When in
a fishing village. The weather has been very rough as it was desperation, a human will agree to almost anything, even
the monsoon season. Hence, he had to stay at home. He spent something close to the heart. Lisa is desperate as she knows
his time mending fishing nets. she is unable to spin the straw into gold and if she does not do
However, things are difficult. He has very little savings and so, the King will cut her head off. So, she is indeed desperate.
it was difficult to make ends meet. Bills were amounting and Thus, when the strange man suggests she gives him her first
there was little food to eat. So, he made up his mind to go to born child, she readily agrees as she does not want to die.
sea to catch some fish to sell and earn some money for the Besides, the King has promised to marry her if she is able to
family. When he told his wife of his decision, she was very spin the straw into gold. Now, which poor girl will not jump to
upset. She feared for his safety but he reassured her that it was such a proposal? It is something that does not happen to
safe for him to go to sea. anyone! Thus, Lisa agrees without realizing how difficult it
The next day, he left for sea at dawn. Although it was still would be to give up the baby after carrying it for nine months.
raining, Pak Mat was determined to go to sea. Armed with the As any normal human being, she is only thinking of the
‘nasi lemak’ his wife had packed for him, he started his boat present, which is to escape the gallows and to become the
and left the shore. Meanwhile, his worried wife went home. queen. Thus, I find this event important as it reflects human
She was anxious about her husband’s safety. She walked to the nature where we would agree to anything as long as we are
window and watched as the heavy rain pounded the window able to get out of this sticky situation, as the saying goes, a
panes. She could hear the wind howling and she could imagine drowning man clutches to a straw.
the waves crashing angrily against her husband’s humble boat. Secondly, I find this event interesting as it shows yet another
Tears flow down her cheeks. She quickly wiped them with the façade of human nature – the opportunist. When someone is in
back of her hand and decided to be optimistic. However, in trouble and turns to someone else for trouble, the one who
some deep corner of her mind, the fear still remained. The helps out takes the upper hand and demands what they want.
hours dragged slowly as dusk approached. The rain had not In this case when Lisa is in trouble and seeks help from the
relented and it was falling in full strength. strange man, the man takes the opportunity to demand
At dusk, she took her children and went to the shore. They something in return – her first born child. Indeed, he is a leech
brought umbrellas and baskets for the catch. Her heart raced as as he is taking extreme advantage of her as she is in hot soup.
she walked hurriedly to the shore. She peered through the Instead of sympathizing with her dilemma, he takes the
heavy shower to catch sight of her husband’s boat. However, opportunity to twist her arm. He demanded for her first born
she was in for a disappointment. She paced the ground as time and the poor Lisa who is in deep trouble readily agrees. I find
ticked away. She looked at the horizon and saw a dark object this event important as it reflects the reality of life as there are
bobbing up and down. Her spirit lifted as she saw her vultures out there that prey on those who are in trouble. One
husband’s boat reaching the shore. She fell to the ground and good example is the loan shark who takes advantage of those
thanked God for his safety. who are financially in trouble. Thus, when the borrower is
unable to pay back, the loan sharks go to all extremes to get
back their money even killing the borrower or his family
Section B member. Hence, this event is important as it is a true reflection
Question 1 of the greed of humankind.
(a) Air conditioner Thirdly, I find this event important as it reflects another facet
(b) It is respect for nature. of humankind – the tyrant. The King is abusing his authority
(c) Inquisitive because he/she is keen to know how his/her on his poor subject who has already in the past spun two large
grandparents survived without modern inventions. rooms of straw into roomfuls of gold. Instead of being
grateful, the King subjects his poor subject to yet another large
Question 2
roomful of straw that has to been spun into gold. He even
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threatens to cut her head off if she fails to do so. I find this The pie-chart shows reasons why the parents of Form 3
rather annoying as the King is extorting the poor girl for his Maju send their children for tuition. The survey was conducted
worldly pleasures. By right, a king should protect his subject among 38 students of this class.
from abuses and extortion but here the King is taking Most parents, that is 45% of them, send their children for
advantage of the frightened girl. I find this event important as tuition as they want them to excel in their education. As we all
it is a true portrayal of human nature where the strong take know, our education system is exam-oriented. Thus, to keep
advantage of the weak and it is even depicted politically where up with the paper chase, parents pressure their children to
the advanced countries manipulate the weaker countries and obtain strings of As. Thus, it is not surprising to find students
rob them of their natural resources to make high profits from who obtain 21 As. As expected, this trend thrust the
themselves. The poor subjects of the country provide cheap benchmark in education even higher. Therefore, to ensure their
labour and live in poor conditions while the richer nations reap children are not left behind, parents are willing to part with a
high rates of profits. This is why I fine this event important as hefty sum of money to ensure their children achieve
it portrays the reality of life. outstanding results. So, parents shove their children for tuition
I find this event important as it depicts the evil nature of to ensure they succeed in education.
humankind. It is human nature to oppress the poor and the The second most important reason why parents send their
weak and it is well portrayed in this event. children for tuition is to avoid undesirable activities such as
loitering, vandalism and gangsterism. As we know, juvenile
Section C delinquency is on the rise as more and more juveniles are
The Environment Society is organizing a Cleanliness engaged in social ills. Therefore, to ensure their children are
Campaign this Saturday to develop a conducive learning not involved with bad hats, 30% of the parents pack them up
environment. They will clear the drains and rubbish around the to tuition centres. Indeed, this move kills two birds with one
compound. They will beautify the compound with flower stone. They are away from social ills and are using their time
gardens and tend them well. There will be signboards effectively to pursue a better future.
deterring students from destroying the plants. Trees will be Finally, 25% of the parents are too busy with their careers to
grown as green lungs and to provide shade. spare time for their children’s education. So, they send their
(59 words) children for tuition to ensure they receive the necessary
attention in education. Obviously, this is a win-win situation
for the parents as they do not have to give up their careers and
at the same time ensure their children’s studies are not
MID-YEAR EXAMINATION SET 2 neglected.
PAPER 1 The results of the survey show that parents’ view tuition as
Section A essential as 45% of them cite excellence in education as the
1 C 2 D 3 A 4 D 5 B main reason for sending their children for tuition. The fear of
6 D 7 B 8 B 9 C 10 C their children getting involved in undesirable activities has led
30% of the families to pack them off for tuition. 25% of the
Section B parents realize they have no time to spend on their children’s
11 C 12 D 13 B 14 C 15 D education, so they compensate by sending them for tuition.
16 B 17 A 18 A 19 B 20 C
Section B
Section C Question 1
21 D 22 A 23 B 24 D 25 D (a) Bright
26 B (b) Inquisitive
(c) The Creator because he created this universe and its
Section D uniqueness as described in the poem.
27 A 28 C 29 C 30 A 31 A
Question 2
32 D 33 B 34 A 35 A 36 D
The short story ‘One is One and All Alone’ by Nicholas
37 A 38 B 39 A 40 B
Fisk is about the protagonist, Trish, who while on board a
spaceship, clones herself to have a friend of her age as
PAPER 2 company. However, things turn sour when the clone decides to
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take over Trish’s life. I like the ending of the story as it is a electronic gadgets. As Trish’s parents are so obsessed with
slap to humankind who is so obsessed with playing God. their work, they leave her alone with an electronic gadget, VP,
I like the ending because in the end Trish realizes that her to keep her company. They do not realize that the gadget can
clone, Clo, is nothing but an irritant. Trish who is an only child never replace human care and attention. Thus, we find Trish
aboard the spaceship to planet Trion, decides to clone herself yearning for parental love and a playmate. It is not just Trish’s
in attempt to have a playmate of her age. Currently, the only parents who are in this predicament. Most parents who are
playmate she has is the VoicePrinter, VP, which is an caught in the materialistic web substitute their bonding time
intelligent computer. Using the readily available technology in with their children with electronic gadgets, just like Trish’s
the BioLab of the spaceship, she clones herself successfully parents. Thus, it’s not surprising to find a family at a table in a
and brings forth Clo, an identical twin. Initially all goes well restaurant not talking to each other as they are busy with their
until Trish gets annoyed with Clo who irritates her by copying mobile phones, either chatting or surfing the Internet. In the
whatever she does and says. Hence, Trish decides to dispose past, meal times are the times when families sit together and
off Clo only to have Clo dispose of her first. I find this talk face-to-face, discussing family issues and problems. This
conclusion apt as it is a big blow to mankind who are so practice has eroded with the advancement of science and
obsessed of using science and technology to clone human technology as valuable bonding time has been replaced by
beings. I strongly advocate that God is the only force that has modern technology. Thus, we find family ties eroding as
the right to bring forth a life into this world. This is because no divorces happen rampantly and more and more senior citizens
two creations of God are identical enough to read into each are left at old folks’ homes as technology has created self-
other’s minds. Thus, we have the privacy of our thoughts. centred individuals. Hence, in the ending, we find that Trish is
Now with the clone, Trish is deprived of her personal thoughts killed by her own invention and the parents have a clone as a
and thus whatever she thinks is easily intercepted by Clo. daughter and the scientific parents will not know the
Thank God, we are unable to read each others’ minds as we difference.
will not have the rights to our private thoughts. Thus, I find the
ending apt as it reminds mankind of the dangers of cloning as Section C
this field is relatively new and we are not aware of the dangers There are a few things to look out for when choosing a fish.
of cloning. Worse still if clones can be destructive, we are in Firstly, a fresh fish has its eyes intact with a shiny cornea and
hot soup as we will not be able to distinguish the clones from visible eyeballs. Also, the gill should be firm and when lifted,
the human beings. Thus, we may be at the mercy of the clones it reveals a slimy and well formed gill. A fresh fish is firm and
or worse still as in Trish’s case, killed by our clones. has firm fins, tails and scales.
Another reason I like the ending is because it acts as a (58 words)
reminder that an idle mind is a devil’s workshop. As we know,
Trish is bored so she overcomes her boredom and need for
human companionship by creating a clone of herself. This is a
wake-up call for parents who often leave their children at MONTHLY TEST 3
home on their own. They never know what their children are PAPER 1
up to. It is very dangerous as we do not know whom they may Section A
befriend or get into illicit activities that may get them into 1 D 2 A 3 C 4 C 5 D
trouble with the law. We have heard of delinquent adolescents 6 C 7 C 8 A 9 B 10 C
involved in premarital sex, baby dumping, road thugs,
vandalism and bullying. With technology advancement, we Section B
have social predators and paedophiles that prey on bored 11 D 12 B 13 A 14 D 15 D
children and teens looking for excitement. This leads to 16 A 17 B 18 C 19 B 20 A
problems such as rapes, extortions and even drug mules. Thus,
I like the ending as it reminds parents that they should always Section C
keep an eye on their children to avoid falling prey to such 21 A 22 B 23 A 24 D 25 A
predators or getting involved in the law lest they end up in jail. 26 D
In the end, Trish fall prey to her own invention, Clo, who
turned the tables against Trish and pushed her out of the hatch Section D
used as a disposal system. 27 D 28 B 29 D 30 D 31 B
Finally, I like the ending as it reminds parents that their 32 C 33 D 34 A 35 B 36 C
love, care and attention cannot be replaced by money or 37 B 38 C 39 C 40 C
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I find the title appropriate as it is as odd as the subject
PAPER 2 matter itself. Firstly, I find it odd that the parents can actually
Section A brag about the impossible – that their daughter can spin straw
into gold. This is definitely an impossible feat as rationally,
Margaret Lim, straw and gold are two different entities with different
The Consumers Club, properties and mass. So, how can straw which is so light and
SMK Bahagia, feeble be transformed into gold, which is hard and heavy?
48000 Rawang, Besides, there is a vast difference between the prices of straw
Selangor Darul Ehsan. and gold. So, how can we compare straw and gold at same
_______________________________________________________ level? So, obviously something is not right. It seems very far-
The Manager, fetched. Thus, I find the title appropriate as it makes no sense
Yummy Chocs, as the conversion of straw to gold.
48000 Rawang, Secondly, I find the title apt as I find it rather odd that a
Selangor Darul Ehsan. 7 JULY 2010 woman can promise to give away her first born child to a
strange man who is able to transform straw into gold. A
Dear Sir, mother is always so protective over her child and will never
I am writing on behalf of the Consumers Club of SMK give her child to a strange looking person who looks more like
Bahagia and I would like to request the permission to visit a gnome that a human being. It just does not agree with the
Yummy Choc Factory. rational mind. Even animals will protect their children against
2. We plan to visit the factory on 17 August 2010 at about 10 predators. Thus, it seems irrational that a woman can even
am. There will be 40 students with three teachers. We will be think of giving away her first born child after carrying it for
there in a chartered bus. nine laborious months to a stranger that even she is not
3. The purpose of this visit is to learn how chocolate is made. comfortable with. So, I find this rather odd because even a cat
We would also like to purchase some chocolates at the Choc will fight tooth and nail to keep her kittens. Based on this
Shoppe. We would really appreciate it if you could arrange for oddity, I think the title is apt as it odd, as odd as the thought of
someone to show us around the factory. giving up one’s new born baby to a strange looking man that
4. We shall be most grateful if you could give us a looks more like a gnome than a human.
favourable reply so that we can make the necessary Finally, the title ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ is actually the name of
arrangements. Thank you. this strange man who looks like a gnome. I think he must be a
character from the fairytales, so that name ‘Rumpelstiltskin’
Yours faithfully, which happens to be title of the story is apt. Besides, he has an
Margaret odd ability – he is able to spin straw into gold! Now which
(MARGARET LIM) human with a common name like Tom, Dick and Harry has
Secretary, this odd but commendable ability of changing straw into gold?
SMK Bahagia None! No human being is blessed with such a feat. Thus, this
character is odd and thus the odd name ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ is apt
Section B for the title as it depicts his strange character.
Question 1 I think the title ‘Rumpelstitskin’ is appropriate for this drama
(a) Letters through mail as it depicts some oddities of the character whose name is
(b) God and nature ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ such as the ability to spin straw into gold
(c) No, I don’t think so they fear God as they are only keen in
and the physical appearance which looks like a gnome. I also
making money and will go against the norm, for example, find the willingness of the protagonist to give up her first born
by killing animals for their tusks. baby as something odd as no mother especially a first time
mother would do such a thing. thus, based on these oddities,
Question 2
the odd name ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ is appropriate for the drama.
The drama ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ by Angela Lanyon is about a
young girl whose parents brag that she is able to spin straw
Section C
into gold. The news reaches the King who promises to reward
You can relieve a backache by three simple methods. Firstly,
her if she is able to spin straw into gold. Soon, the King
sleep on a firm bed and sleep on your side. If you sleep on
marries her and they are blessed with a son. The drama has a
your back, use a contour pillow to keep the back straight.
very odd title ‘Rumplestiltskin’ but I think it is appropriate.
Secondly, use a backpack to spread the weight of the bag.
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Finally, lift heavy objects with bent knees to avoid the stress their own pets! This is indeed scary! Younger children who
on the back. have a lower immunity system than adults are susceptible to
(60 words) this disease and the healing process is long. Therefore, it
makes sense not to keep pets for this purpose.
Finally, keeping a pet may prove to be expensive. Keeping a
pedigree pet costs a fortune. Buying a pup or kitten costs a few
FINAL YEAR EXAMINATION SET 1 thousands of ringgit. The bill starts amounting as these pets
PAPER 1 need special diets and grooming. It is undeniably true that
Section A pedigree pets need essential nutrients and vaccinations to keep
1 C 2 B 3 D 4 C 5 B them in tip-top condition. Thus, the owner has to keep aside a
6 C 7 B 8 D 9 B 10 A sizable amount of money for the upkeep of the pet. This seems
such a waste of good money as the cost of living is soaring.
Section B Hence, it seems practical not to keep pets and instead use the
11 C 12 A 13 C 14 A 15 D money to provide a comfortable life for the family.
16 A 17 B 18 C 19 C 20 D I personally think keeping a pet is a mere waste of time and
precious money. The time and money can be used to spend
Section C quality time and bond with family members.
21 A 22 D 23 C 24 A 25 C 26
B Section B
Question 1
(a) Destruction of the environment
Section D
(b) Paper fans
27 B 28 C 29 B 30 D 31 C
(c) No, because they feel the modern generation is abusing
32 A 33 C 34 D 35 C 36 A
the environment for monetary purpose.
37 C 38 C 39 C 40 D
Question 2
PAPER 2 The short story ‘One is One and All Alone’ by Nicholas

Section A Fisk is about the protagonist, Trish, who while on board a


Disadvantages of Keeping Pets spaceship, clones herself to have a friend of her age as
company. However, things turn sour when the clone decides to
The child kept howling as his mother hugged him tightly. take over Trish’s life. Technology plays a great part in this
The child watched with tears flooding his cheek as his father story and has adverse effects to the protagonist, Trish.
buried the dog in the garden. The little boy could not accept Firstly, technology is the reason why Trish is deprived of
the fact that his favourite dog, Shaggy, is dead. He refused to her parental love. As both her parents are scientists delving in
eat or play and kept crying. the realms of technology, they are so obsessed in exploring the
This is a typical scene when a child loses a pet. It is not space that they have no time to be with their child. Her mother
easy to come to terms with a dead pet. Much has been said is in Trion at the space workstation while her father is the
about the advantages of keeping pets. This is because children Executive Officer on board the spaceship. With such heavy
learn the values of being responsible and practical. However, responsibilities, it is not surprising that they have no time to
losing a pet can leave psychological wounds that may never spend with their one and only child. Hence, Trish is always by
heal. This is due to the fact that the emotional bond with the herself. It is even sadder as Trish is still a growing child and
animal is so strong that there is a vacuum in the child’s life. normally the parents have a great influence in a child’s life. A
The child is disturbed and may take a long time to overcome regular child will turn to his parents when they are happy
the loss. Some children even go through depression when they upset, sick or depressed. It is heartbreaking that this child is
lose their pets and it is an uphill task to detach themselves unable to be with her parents during her formative years as her
from the dead pet. Thus, keeping a pet may lead a child into parents are busy exploring the space brought about by advance
depression at a young age. technology.
Besides, it is unsafe to keep pets as they may be carriers of Secondly, because of technology, Trish is denied her human
disease. As we are all aware of, the avian flu or commonly playmates. This is because she has to remain with her parents
known as the bird flu is transmitted by birds. This is bad news who are assigned to planet Trion. As a result, she will have to
for bird lovers as the deadly flu can be transmitted to them by remain in the spaceship for two whole years before she can
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reach Trion and then spends some years there. Thus, there is 11 B 12 A 13 C 14 C 15 B
no place for playmates in her childhood life as she will be 16 C 17 B 18 A 19 B 20 B
thirteen when she reaches Trion. So, to substitute their absence
and the absence of a playmate, Trish is given a technological Section C
playmate, VoicePrinter or commonly known as VP. VP 21 B 22 C 23 A 24 D 25 C
doubles as her tutor and playmate. Although VP is an 26 C
intelligent computer, it can never replace a human being. What
Trish needs is a human playmate who has tantrums, can laugh Section D
and scream as this is part of a child’s life. Hence, technology 27 D 28 C 29 B 30 B 31 D
is responsible of depriving Trish of playmates.
32 A 33 C 34 C 35 C 36 A
Finally, technology is the reason why Trish has a short-
37 C 38 B 39 A 40 D
lived life. As she is lonely and yearns for human contact, Trish
decides to take the road not taken by children her age, she
clones herself! This reminds us of the effect of technology as PAPER 2
Trish is the offspring of scientists. Thus, she must have the Section A
streaks of a scientist and that propelled her to make a rash Storm Creates Havoc
decision, a clone! A regular 11-year-old child will not go to
such extremes as they have not as much exposure to TAMPIN, Fri – A freak storm created havoc in Tampin town
technology as Trish has. Thus, with her technological yesterday evening. At 6 pm yesterday, the town was enveloped
knowledge and the availability of the BioLab, she clones in dark clouds before heavy rains and strong winds lashed
herself. This is the danger of too much knowledge of through the town. The huge volume of rain resulted in flash
technology. Alas, Trish’s creation is indeed technologically floods leaving the puzzled businessmen and customers
created, thus she begins to read her creator’s mind and stranded.
disposes of her creator before her creator gets to her. Thus, Water rose quickly and most of the business operators had
Trish dies a premature death because of her technological to close their business as they swiftly moved their
creation. merchandise to higher ground. The stranded customers sought
Technology is indeed bad news for Trish as it is the reason refuge in restaurants as they awaited the storm to subside.
she is deprived of parental care, love and attention as well as The strong winds uprooted trees in several areas causing the
being denied a human playmate. Technology is bad news as it trees to fall across roads. Consequently, many roads had to be
is responsible for Trish’s death. This story is a stark reminder closed to the public. This resulted in a massive traffic jam.
of the dangers of technology especially for proponents of Meanwhile, the roads that were opened to public came to a
technology. crawl when motorists had to move bumper-to-bumper.
The storm subsided at midnight. However, the destruction
Section C was massive and losses were estimated at RM100, 000. The
The problem started when the lady who had more than ten Town Municipal Council workers were seen working around
items queued at the Express Lane. The gentleman behind her the clock to clear the mess created by the storm.
told her to go to the next counter but she didn’t. So, they
argued and this attracted the security guard’s attention. The
problem was solved when the security guard ordered the lady
to the next counter. Section B
Question 1
(57 words)
(a) He/She finds nature amazing.
(b) He/She is puzzled about who teaches birds to build the nest.
(c) Yes, because he/she asks questions that no one has the
answers.
FINAL YEAR EXAMINATION SET 2
PAPER 1
Question 2
Section A The drama ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ by Angela Lanyon is about a
1 C 2 B 3 C 4 B 5 D young girl whose parents brag that she is able to spin straw
6 B 7 A 8 C 9 B 10 C into gold. The news reaches the King who promises to reward
her if she is able to spin straw into gold. Soon, the King
Section B
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marries her and they are blessed with a son. The character that sunlight to ensure healthy
I think is courageous is Rumpelstilstkin. growth.
I think he is very courageous as he is able to walk into the (60 words)
palace grounds on his own without fearing the security at the
palace. As we know, the security at a palace is indeed very
tight and it is crawling with soldiers. But, here, we have a very FINAL YEAR EXAMINATION SET 3
brave and bold midget who looks like a gnome, coolly PAPER 1
walking into the palace grounds without being noticed by the Section A
security, not just once but three days in a row! It is baffling 1 A 2 A 3 A 4 C 5 A
how a little man who looks weird can go unnoticed in the 6 B 7 D 8 C 9 B 10 A
palace grounds. But what’s more amazing is he can walk into
the palace grounds and climb up the room in the tower without Section B
being caught! Even still, being a midget, he must have 11 C 12 D 13 D 14 C 15 D
difficulty scaling the tower but he seems to be okay with it as 16 B 17 C 18 C 19 C 20 D
he is doing it three days in a row. Thus, I think he is
courageous.
Section C
Secondly, I think he is courageous in accepting the challenge
21 C 22 D 23 D 24 D 25 B
of spinning the roomfuls of straws into gold, overnight! This is
26 A
indeed a feat considering he is a midget. It is not easy to
handle a spindle to spin the straw into gold but this courageous
Section D
little man is able to do it three days consecutively. As we
27 C 28 C 29 B 30 B 31 B
remember in the fairytale, Sleeping Beauty pricked her finger
32 B 33 D 34 A 35 D 36 D
on the spindle and slept for a hundred years. So, this shows
37 A 38 D 39 C 40 A
that one can actually prick ones finger on the spindle. Yet, this
courageous strange looking man is able to do spin straw into
gold with much ease. Obviously, he is\courageous enough to
PAPER 2
accept this challenge. Thus, I find him courageous. Finally, I
Section A
find him courageous as he is able to walk into the palace
I agree with Manan that women should not work. Instead,
ground to claim his reward – the Queen’s first born child. He
they should stay at home and raise their children. It is
is neither afraid of the security nor the King to take away the
undoubtedly true that women do contribute positively to the
prince. Now, no King would allow anyone to take his heir
economic growth. However, what are the consequences of
away but here we have a little man who is so courageous to
working mothers on their children?
walk up into the palace and into the nursery and demand the
From time immemorial, men have been the breadwinners
prince. Not many people would do that as they fear the King’s
and women took care of the family. This family had strong
authority or the soldiers. If he is to be caught, he would
filial bonds and juvenile delinquencies among these children
definitely be sent to the gallows as the King has reminded Lisa
were minimal. However, with the shift of the women’s
that she would have her head cut off if she doesn’t spin all the
traditional role, more and more women are involved in the
straw into gold. Thus, I think this little man is indeed
working sector. Hence, they leave the upbringing of their
courageous.
children in the hands of aged grandparents or even worse,
I think Rumpelstiltskin is courageous as he walks boldly
foreign maids. As the mothers successfully climb the ladder of
into the palace and is not afraid of the soldiers, the Queen or
success, the children are constantly neglected. Hence, these
the King.
young adults are easily influenced by their peers who indulge
in vices such as gangsterism, vandalism, loitering and
Section C bullying. Now, if the concerned mothers were at home, they
To make a terrarium, fill one-quarter of a jar with soil using a will be able to know their children are beginning to get
funnel. Then, arrange the plants from the biggest to the involved in vices, they can nip the delinquent children in the
smallest. Trim its leaves and roots. Clean the jar first before bud. Hence, it is crucial for mothers to be around especially
watering the plants. When the leaves are dried, close the jar. when the children are growing up.
Keep spraying water regularly and place the jar under direct Secondly, the mothers have a role in instilling moral values
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children narrating stories with moral values. These young get access into the laboratory as it would be crawling with
impressionable children yearn to listen to these stories. people as well as high-tech security. Hence, the setting, the
Unconsciously, the moral values are embedded in their lives spaceship, is indeed conducive to the plot of the story.
from young. Hence, this positive contribution from the Secondly, the setting is appropriate as the spaceship is quiet
mothers have a lingering effect on the children. As the saying and there are no children except for Trish. This is appropriate
goes, “the hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world”. as her loneliness and yearning for human contact that
Finally, a mother with her maternal instincts will be able to propelled Trish to take the road not taken by most children, to
understand her children’s problems. With an understanding clone herself. As the rest of the residents of the spaceship are
mother, the children can confide their problems in her or even busy at work, there is no one to keep an eye on Trish. Hence,
cry over her warm and broad shoulders. Sadly, today the she has the time and the place to carry out the cloning without
mothers are missing from homes as they abandon their aprons being noticed by others. If the setting had been on earth, then
and don business suits. Whom should the children turn to in there may not be a necessity for Trish to clone herself as she
their times of despair and distress? Eventually, they turn to may have sufficient friends. Hence, the setting is suitable as it
their peers who lead them astray. Therefore, there is a gap lacks the security that enables Trish to get access to the
between mothers and children. The gaps widen and slowly the spaceship’s laboratory.
children sink into a dark hole of no return. Besides Trish, the setting is also suitable for Clo to take
Therefore, the onus is on the mothers to shape their revenge on Trish who is hatching an idea to get rid of Trish.
children’s future. After all, filial bond is of utmost importance As the hatch of the space disposal system is easily available, it
especially in this material era. Thus, I strongly believe that facilitates the task of disposing Trish. It is a simple task, open
women should not work. the hatch and push Trish down and Trish is disposed in space
without a trace. Furthermore, Trish’s parents will not miss her
Section B as Clo is there. Thus, the hatch is a perfect place to dispose
Question 1 Trish without a clue. And as the residents of the spaceship are
(a) An inquisitive child engrossed in their tasks, there is no one to keep a watch on
(b) They are God-fearing people who enjoy the simple luxuries in Trish. Thus, the setting is appropriate for disposing anything
life. including Trish.
(c) This is because the inventors are lured by the excessive Finally, the setting is appropriate as one of the themes of this
buying power of consumers who are crazy for IT gadgets. story is space exploration. Hence, we find Trish’s parents
involved actively in this exploration. Trish’s mum is already in
Question 2 Trion at the workstation whereas Trish and her father are
The short story ‘One is One and All Alone’ by Nicholas aboard the space ship that will take them to Trion in three
Fisk is about the protagonist, Trish, who while on board a years. It will be utterly foolish to have the setting on earth as
spaceship, clones herself to have a friend of her age as to explore space one has to be either on the way to space or
company. However, things turn sour when the clone decides to already in space. Therefore, the setting is apt.
take over Trish’s life. I think the setting is apt to the story as it The setting is appropriate with the theme of the story which
is set on board a spaceship. are the dangers of cloning and space exploration. Hence we
Firstly, the theme of this story is cloning and thus it is only have the spaceship and planet Trion as the setting of this story.
appropriate to have a lab where the cloning process can take
place. Hence, we discover that the spaceship has a well- Section C
equipped lab as well as the materials required to facilitate Mobile phones are popular with people as they enable the
cloning. Besides, there is also the VoicePrinter, VP, which users to be in touch with their loved ones at all times. It is also
provides the techniques of cloning. Thus, the spaceship is cheaper than using the regular phones as a text message costs
indeed conducive as it provides the procedure as well as the only 10 cents. Finally it is small in size and so the user can
materials and place to carry out the cloning process. If the manipulate it with a single hand.
setting is based on earth, it is almost impossible for Trish to (56 words)

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