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English (CIE)
Paper 1
May 2015
1 hour 10 minutes

SEKOLAH MENENGAH SRI KDU®


KOTA DAMANSARA

MID-YEAR EXAMINATION 2015

ENGLISH (International Curriculum)

Paper 1

1 hour 10 minutes

DO NOT OPEN THE BOOKLET UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO.

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1. This question paper consists of 3 Sections.

2. Answer all questions in the question paper itself.

3. The marks allocated for each question are shown in brackets.

THIS PAPER CONTAINS _10_ PRINTED PAGES

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SECTION A: Reading Comprehension [12 Marks]


Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions.

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Playing hopscotch ‘can make children brainy’


By Nicole Veash

Today’s children are a sophisticated bunch, preferring the computer console to


a game of hopscotch. But the toys of the 21st Century are causing problems for
youngsters, say teachers from York’s junior schools. Deen Beecham, head of
Bishopthorpe Junior School, said: ‘Children seem to have less listening ability than
they used to. We are worried this may be due to video games or watching too much
television.’
Teachers believe that traditional games like hopscotch, skipping and catch 5
could expand children’s interests and stimulate their minds. ‘Playground equipment
tends not to be used, and the children just hang around and talk,’ said Mr. Beecham.
Dr. Micheal Bolton, a child psychologist from Keele University, said, ‘If children
spend a lot of time on their own in front of the TV or the computer, then any benefits
they might have got from interacting with their peers will be lost.’ Claire Davidsob, a 10
teacher at Fishergate Primary School, York, said, ‘Last year in our centenary
celebrations, the children looked at life in Victorian age and learned about the games
they played. Now they sometimes play hoops and hopscotch and their learning
abilities seem to have improved.’
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Ms.Davison said: ‘We have had assemblies on playing and we have games in lessons.
Their co-operation skills are better and their academic ability has been stimulated
because of this.’ Teachers at Bishopthorpe are so keen to bring active play back into
their children’s lives, they have launched a scheme to raise money for new equipment.
Gareth Stratton, a psychologist from The John Moore’s University in Liverpool, said: 20
‘If you keep children busy with physical exercise, there is some evidence to suggest
that their behavior will be better and their minds more creative.’ He added: ‘Computers
can be good for learning if they are not just used for games, especially if children use
CD Roms.’

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1 (a) Which experts say that hopscotch may make children learn successfully?

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(b) Look at the end of the hopscotch rules. It says, ‘There are regional variations
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(c) The headlines states that ‘Playing hopscotch can make children brainy’ Is this
what the article is actually saying, or could the headline be more accurate?
Write a new headline that best suits the given article.

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2 Give the meaning of each of these words as it is used in the passage. In each case
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3 Add the missing punctuation to these sentences.


What do you know about the game hopscotch if you had to tell someone what the
point of the game was what would you say
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SECTION B: Extraction of Points and Summary Writing [8 Marks]

Read this information from a website about the various communicative methods

practised by animals in the wild.

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Communication is part of our everyday life. We greet one another, smile or
frown, depending on our moods. Animals too, communicate, much to our
surprise. Just like us, interaction among animals can be both verbal or non-
verbal.

Singing is one way in which animals can interact with one another. Male
blackbirds often use their melodious songs to catch the attention of the
females. These songs are usually rich in notes variation, encoding various
kinds of messages. Songs are also used to warn and keep off other blackbirds
from their territory, usually a place where they dwell and reproduce.

Large mammals in the oceans sing too, according to adventurous sailors.


Enormous whales groan and grunt while smaller dolphins and porpoises
produce pings, whistles and clicks. These sounds are surprisingly received by
other mates as far as several hundred kilometers away.

Besides singing, body language also forms a large part of animals'


communication tactics. Dominant hyenas exhibit their power by raising the fur
hackles on their necks and shoulders, while the submissive ones normally
"surrender" to the powerful parties by crouching their heads low and curling
their lips a little, revealing their teeth in friendly smiles.

Colours, which are most conspicuously found on animals are also important
means of interaction among animals. Male birds of paradise, which have the
gaudiest coloured feathers often hang themselves upside down from branches,
among fluffing plumes, displaying proudly their feathers, attracting the
opposite sex.

The alternating black and white striped coats of zebras have their roles to play
too. Each zebra is born with a unique set of stripes which enables its mates to
recognize them. When grazing safely, their stripes are all lined up neatly so
that none of them loses track of their friends. However, when danger such as a
hungry lion approaches, the zebras would dart out in various directions,
making it difficult for the lion to choose his target.

Insects such as the wasps, armed with poisonous bites or stings, normally have
brightly painted bodies to remind other predators of their power. Hoverflies
and other harmless insects also make use of this fact and coloured their bodies
brightly in attempts to fool their predators into thinking that they are as
dangerous and harmful as the wasps too.

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(a) Make a list of various communicative methods practised by

animals in the wild.

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(b) Using the ideas in your notes, write a summary of no more than 80 – 100 words
explaining the various communicative methods practised by animals in the wild.
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SECTION C: Writing
[30 Marks]

You recently attended an education fair where you listened to various talks on
studying overseas. You have decided to share the information with your school
friends.

In not less than 120 words, prepare a speech about the benefits of studying
abroad.

Use the following notes to help you write your speech:


 Benefits of studying abroad
 More choices – courses and institutions of higher education
 Venture abroad – explore options
 Broader outlook on life – improve social skills
 International exposure – confidence – advantage in gaining employment

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Total: 30 marks

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Prepared by : Ms Iva Sivaraja
Checked by : Ms Angelina Lourdesamy
Approved by : The Principal

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