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Pay Fong High School Test 3, Semester 2, 2011 English Language --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Name: ___________________________ ( ) Date: Classes: Time: Section

1: Objective (use O-Card) Comprehension 1(6%) Questions 1-6 are based on the following passage Notice to new students / residents of Gapor School Hostel Welcome to the Gapor School Hostel. This will be your second home for the next three years. We strive to make your stay here a memorable one because we believe that a happy student is a successful student. In order that your stay here may be happy and successful, I would like to give you some dos and donts of the establishment. Conditions for studies are ideal big, air-conditioned common study rooms, smaller rooms for small group discussions but we have to maintain absolute silence during study hours. Study hours: 3.00 p.m. 4.30p.m. , 8.00 p.m. 10.30p.m. You are allowed to go out twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. On Saturdays, you are allowed to go for movies. To maintain cleanliness, each student is required to sweep the floors and this is done in groups of ten according to a duty roster. Every student is responsible for the cleanliness of his or her own sleeping area. No vandalism is tolerated. The facilities are considered public property and everyone is expected to take care of hostel property. Littering is an offence and it is important to keep hostel grounds tidy. Smoking is strictly prohibited. Everyone is expected to get up by 6.30 a.m. and punctuality is greatly appreciated. You are required to clean the dishes after meals and no meals are allowed in the dormitories. All lights must be switched off by 10.30 p.m. Observe these regulations and you will have an enjoyable stay here.

1. Why is the hostel referred to as second home to the students?


A B C D 2. They have two houses They will be setting up camp here They will be staying here during term time They have to study here for the next three years

What is the total number of study hours for the students? A Two hours B Four hours C One and a half hours D Three and a half hours Why are the hostel facilities considered public property? AThey are used by the public B They are for the wardens use C They are used by the canteen workers D They are used by everyone in the hostel

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What duties must the students carry out? A Sweeping the grounds and washing the canteen B Washing their own clothes and picking up litter C Cleaning the compound and washing their dishes D Switching off the lights and sweeping the dormitories What does prohibited mean in the text? A Not allowed B Not advised C Not encouraged D Not given permission Students are allowed to go out twice a week on __________. A Fridays and Saturdays B Saturdays and Sundays C Mondays and Thursdays D Wednesdays and Saturdays Comprehension 2 (6%) Questions 7-12 are based on the following passage I went to my first choir practice last night. There were many other students around. My music teacher was already there. She smiled at me as I entered the music room. Looking around the room, I saw Melissa and Danny. Melissa handed me a song sheet. I read through the song, which was entitled Thank You for the Music. The words were simple enough to understand but I did not know the melody of the song. My music teacher started us off by asking us to sing certain tunes to warm up our voices. I felt a little uncomfortable at first as I had just taken my dinner before coming for the choir practice. I reminded myself to eat a little earlier before the next practice so that my stomach would feel more comfortable. After a while, I forgot about my discomfort and joined in the singing. It was fun. 7. The writer decided to go to the music room because he wanted to A meet Melissa and Danny B enter a song contest C be part of the choir D warm up his voice 8. The writer probably thinks that his music teacher is A respectful B friendly C diligent D good 9. The words of the song Thank You for the Music were A easy to understand B difficult to understand C not easy to remember D full of unfamiliar words

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10. The writer says that he should eat a little earlier before the next practice so that he will be able to A sing more comfortably B understand the words of the song C meet his friends at the music room D learn the words of the song by heart 11. From the passage we know that the writer A cannot sing because of stomach ache B does not have a good voice C feels more comfortable to sing after a while D makes fun of the teacher 12. The best title for this passage is A Thank You B An Early Dinner C My Music Teacher D My First Choir Practice Closest in Meaning (6%) SET A ( PEOPLE ) A. Read the conversation below and choose the best meaning for the phrases underlined. Kit Kent Kit Kent Kit Kent : : : : : : A B C D 14. cheer him up A B Kent, I heard Hakkim is down with measles. Oh dear! I think we should drop in on (13) him this evening. Yes, lets cheer him up (14). He must be bored at home. Im sure hell feel terrible because he has to give up (15) the opportunity to take part in the basketball tournament that he has been practicing so hard for. Shall we bring him some of his favourite novels? Why not? C D 15. give up A B C D decide stop having something hand everything to someone help someone do something stop her from feeling bored encourage her to work harder

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visit invite e-mail telephone give him work to do make him feel happy

B. Read the conversation below and choose the best meaning for the phrases underlined. Akif : Thanakorn, now I know why you like to read books on science. Its a case of like father, like son (16). Thanakorn : Thats true. My ambition is to be a surgeon like my father. My sisters like reading books on science too. My cousins come to my house frequently simply because we all share a common interest in science. We even do science experiments together. Akif : I guess birds of a feather flock together (17). Do you and your cousins ever argue? Thanakorn : Of course we do, but we let bygones be bygones (18).

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like father, like son A looking exactly like his father B respecting his father very much C doing the same thing as his father D speaking in the same way as his father birds of a feather flock together A Most people enjoy working in groups B Birds of the same species usually fly together C People who work alike can be found everywhere D People of the same type always spend time together let bygones be bygones A let time solve problems B let the past make us wiser C let the adults solve the problems D forget about the disagreements of the past

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Form and Function (4%) Questions 19-22 Complete the conversation by selecting the best answer from the options A toD according to the underlined functions. Situation A: In the classroom Jenny : Hey, Malathy aren't you taking part in the singing contest? 19 . (to encourage) Malathy : Our examination is coming. 20. (to express preference) Jenny : We have two months before our final exams. 21 (to insist) Malathy : But you know that I'm a slow learner. 22. (to express uncertainty) Jenny : Even if you study now, you can't remember. It won't be fun without you. 19. To encourage A. You are such an excellent singer B. I'm joining the singing the contest C. We need more members D. You can read later 20. To express preference A. I didn't know there's a singing contest B. I prefer to do my revision C. I can't sing that well D. You can sing better than me 21. To insist A. You must take part in the contest. B. It's alright. I can find someone else. C. You can always pull out at the last minute. D. We can manage without you. 22. To express uncertainty A. I will certainly join them.

B. I need to think about it. C. Who's going to help me? D. I don't feel like singing. Questions 23-32. 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 blank. Did you know that football originates from the ancient Greeks and Roman? (23) _________________ the Romans conquered England, they introduced the (24) _________________ to the English. The football played by these people, (25) _________________, is not the same as the football game played today. In those days, matches were played only (26) _________________ public holidays. Whole villages or towns played (27) _________________ each other on the main street. Anyone (28) _________________ play - even people on horseback - and there were no rules to follow. Modern football, as played by people nowadays, began to be (29) _________________ during the middle of the 19th century. This (30) _________________ a game with proper rules and was played regularly by schools, universities and clubs. Today, there are more than 200 football clubs all over the United Kingdom alone (31) _________________ for the FA Cup. People in almost every country in the world now play football too. The World Cup, a competition (32) _________________ once in every four years, is a prestigious international event in which the best team among the participating nations is selected. 23. A. Why B. When C. Where D. Which 24. A. game B. show C. event D. performance 25 A. beside B. however C. in order to D. as a result 26 A. at B. in C. toward D. during 27 A. with B. along C. against D. opposed 28 A. must B. could C. would D. should 29 A. play B. plays C. played D. is playing 30 A. is B. are C. was D. were 31 A. competing B. fighting C. betting D. losing 32 A. hold B. holds C. held D. holding

Questions 33-42 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 to fit the numbered blank. As a doctor in a remote village where residents are used to the ways of the local witch doctor, I have encountered (33) _________________ interesting cases. One day, a patient came to my practice with (34) _________________skin infections. After examining (35) _________________, I gave him a prescription. A few days later, he returned because the (36)_________________ had not improved. I gave him another prescription for a stronger drug. (37) _________________ three days later he was back and,

(38)_________________ my surprise, the infection had got (39)_________________. When I asked him if he (40) _________________ the drug as prescribed, he said that he had taken it the usual way - he had (41) _________________ the prescription paper, mixed the ashes (42) _________________ a glass of water and drank it! Adapted from The Reader's Digest January 1999. 33 A. plenty of B. much C. some D. any 34 A. a B. the C. an D. 35 A. her B. his C. he D. him 36 A. complaints B. complaint C. complaining D. complained 37 A. Yet B. Still C. Although D. But 38 A. for B. to C. by D. in 39 A. worse B. worst C. worsen D. worsening 40 A. has taken B. had taken C. was taken D. took 41 A. burn B. burns C. burning D. burned 42 A. to B. with C. through D. over

Section 2 (Use Answer sheet) A. Passive Voice(10%) Change the following sentences into passive voice 1. Miss Wong is marking the essay. 2. The doctor has attended to all the injured. 3. The shop assistant will look after the accounts. 4. All of you must keep the class clean at all times. 5. John types all the reports neatly. B Past Perfect Tense(10%) Put in the correct tense of the verbs in brackets. Use either the Past Perfect tense or the Simple Past tense. 1. She .(say) that she .(forget) to bring her book. 2. He .(know) that he .(make) a mistake.

3. When I .(arrive), Mr. Chan already .(begin) the meeting. 4. The sun .(set) by the time they .(return). 5. She .(think) that she .(leave) it on her desk. C Literature(10%) Read the comprehension questions based upon the short stories One is One and All Alone and give short responses. 1. Where does the story take place? 2. How many children are there in the spaceship? 3. How old do you think Trish is? 4. What is the name of the destination planet? 5. What happens to Trish at the end of the story? Summary (10%) Read the passage below and answer the question that follows. Have you ever considered involving yourself in voluntary work? Voluntary work is a good thing to do. Many people who are established in their careers do voluntary work. This gives you access to professionals whom you can get to know and work alongside with. Some of them are more than willing to share their experiences with you; some are not. Nevertheless, no matter what kinds of people you work with, you can learn a lot by just observing them look at the kind of leadership skills they have, how well organized they are, how they conduct meetings and presentations, and how well they relate with people. The positive skills which you are exposed to are worth emulating. Of course, for the negative ones, you probably know the consequences if you were to act upon them! Meeting people of different professions also allows you to establish contacts early in life. You will never know that they may be the very people who may hire you one day! Write a summary on the benefits of doing voluntary work. Your summary must: not be more than 60 words, including the 10 words given below be in continuous writing (not note form) be written in one paragraph Use your own words as far as possible without changing its original meaning. Begin your summary as follows: Getting involved in voluntary work brings many benefits. It gives..... D Cloze Text Read the following passage and then fill each of the numbered blanks with ONE, suitable word. The first blank has been filled for you. The time has come for me to say goodbye to your beautiful country and to you, my beloved friends. When I first arrived, I found the (0) climate as well as the food __________ (1) hot. What touched me most __________ (2) your warm hospitality. Ill always remember __________ (3) you opened your hearts and homes __________ (4) me. Believe me, I did not __________ (5) a chance to feel homesick. By __________ (6), I have fallen in love with __________ (7) spicy Malaysian food which I'll definitely __________ (8) when I return to America. I'm __________ (9) back with me a few sarongs __________ (10) I find convenient and comfortable to wear. Thank you for making my stay here a happy and memorable one. (10 marks)

E Comprehension (8 %) Questions 1-4 are based on the following passage Kamal Ranjit Kim Lai : : : Hi, everyone! How were your holidays? I had a great time! My family went a trip to Taman Negara for four days and three nights. All of us are nature lovers, so we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. For me, the highlight of the holiday was celebrating my grandfathers eighty-eight birthday. All my uncles, aunts and cousins came to Kuala Lumpur for the grand occasion. We celebrated it at the Golden Phoenix Restaurant where the food was simply out of this world! I wouldnt mind going back there again one day. And how was your holiday, Kamal? You wouldnt want to know! My neighbourhood was badly flooded. It was the worst flood in nine years! It really took everyone by surprise because there was no rain when the flood came. The downpour the previous night had stopped more than seven hours ago. What? A flood without rain? How can that be? Yes, thats really strange! Well, actually, theres an explanation for all this. My parents believe that the downpour the previous night had caused the Klang River to overflow. Its just unfortunate that it overflowed in Shah Alam. The flood water must have been trapped within our housing estate because of the poor drainage system there. How high did the water rise? Nearly a metre! Can you imagine the water up to my waist? It was scary, especially since we didnt know if the water would continue rising or how long itd take to subside. It must have affected everyone badly. It sure did.

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Kim Lai Ranjit Kamal

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1. Explain the meaning of the phrase out of this world in the dialogue
2. What wouldnt Kim Lai mind doing again? 3. What does the word It in the line It really took everyone by surprise refer to? 4. What did Kamal and his neighbours find the most worrying about the flood? Answer Sheet

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