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SECTION A
[15 marks]
Questions 1 8
For each of the questions, read the question first and then study the information given to
find the best answer.
TICKLE YOUR TASTEBUDS WITH SOMETHING NEW!
1. The review above is a description of a
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book

movie

restaurant

theme park

2,000 National Service dodgers to face the music


2. The phrase face the music refers to
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challenges faced by the National Service participants

dance performance by National Service participants

music performance by National Service participants

punishment faced by National Service participants

JOB SEEKERS RIPPED OFF


Johor Bahru, Sun. 210 complaints of job scams were reported in the last
three months. For every complainant who comes forward, there are 120
who suffer in silence. No action was taken against agencies who charge
each person RM200 as administration fee.
3. From the newspaper article above, the phrase suffer in silence refers to
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job scammers who cheated the victims

administration fee paid discreetly

victims of the job scams

complaints lodged

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4. The sign implies stern warning against


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Internet piracy

scamming

plagiarism

cutting

Driven by our insatiable demand for seafood, Malaysias fishery resources have declined
in some fishing areas, due to unsustainable fishing practices. WWF Malaysia and
Malaysian Nature Society have launched the Save our Seafood campaign with the
following objectives:

To raise awareness on the current status of our fish supply.

To promote variety of seafood choices.

To influence market transformation towards sustainable seafood sourcing.

(Source: http://www.saveourseafood.my)

5. The word sustainable in the text is referring to


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depletion of seafood sourcing.

maintaining the seafood choices.

raising the amount of seafood in Malaysia.

increasing the number of fishing areas in Malaysia.


Modern technology owes ecology an apology.
~Alan M. Eddison

6. The quote implies that


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modern technology is helping the environment.

ecology needs to work together with technology.

modern technology is causing environmental issues.

modern technology and ecology cannot work hand-in-hand.

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7. Based from graphic above, which statement is incorrect?


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Readers read more books via E-book

E-book readers prefer borrowing books

E-book readers read more than 20 books annually

There is a fair distribution of e-book readers and non-book readers.

8. Based on the comic strip, the emotion portrayed by the man is

anxious

daunted

skeptical

disorientated

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Questions 9 15 are based on the following passage.


Pandelela Rinong lived up to her status as Malaysia's top diver as well as the national
contingent's flag _(9)_ in London 2012 with a bronze medal win in the 10 meter platform
individual. Despite an unconvincing dive in the first round, Pandalela _(10)_ back strongly
to finish third in the competition which saw stiff competition from a host of finest divers in
the world.
Pandalela started _(11)_ her national duty only five years ago and has achieved many firsts
for local diving. At a young age of 19, Pandalela promises more feats following her bronze
medal achievement in London 2012.Her aim was to make it to the podium and bring home
an Olympic medal and that was what she actually did, _(12)_ the stiff competition in the
finals which featured a star-studded line-up in world diving.
She made her Olympic _(13)_ in 2008 Beijing Games but ended up finishing 27th in the
platform individual. However, her hard work finally paid off as she slowly but surely proved
herself as a world-class diver.
Her best achievement was winning the platform individual gold at the 2010 New Delhi
Commonwealth Games by _(14)_ leading Australian diver Melissa Wu. That was my
personal best. It was a glorious day not only for me but also for Malaysian diving, said
Pandelela.
Pandelela, a big fan of South Korean music and drama, _(15)_ won medals in all major
diving events except at the Olympics, which she hopes to achieve in London.
(Source: New Straits Times, 10th August 2012)
9.

A
B
C
D

holder
bearer
waver
maker

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A
B
C
D

trial
debut
finale
display

10. A
B
C
D

see
saw
sees
seeing

14.

A
B
C
D

edge
edges
edged
edging

11. A
B
C
D

on
out
off
over

has
15. A
(Adapted
from Wikipedia- Taj Mahal)
had
B
have
C
D. having

12. A
B
C
D

hence
despite
in spite
although

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Section B
[10 marks]
Question 16-25
Read the passage and answer the questions that follow.

WORLD CYBER GAMES 2012


The World Cyber Games is the world's first "Cyber Games Festival", designed to build a
healthy cyber culture. The World Cyber Games is the only single e-sports event organizing
competition from across all six continents and is also the largest gaming festival celebrated
once a year. It allows athletes to enjoy and respect the gaming environment. E-mail us at
wcg@pikom.org.my for more information. Register now!

It is the sequel to the award-winning 1998 video game StarCraft. Set in the 26th century in a
distant part of the Milky Way galaxy, the game revolves around three species: the Terrans,
human exiles from Earth; the Zerg, a super-species of assimilated life forms; the Terrans, the
Zerg, and the Protoss.

It is the 19th title in Electronic Arts' FIFA series of video games, and is the world's best-selling
and highest-rated sports game.Featuring 30 officially licensed leagues, 500 licensed teams,
and more than 15,000 players, FIFA 11 delivers the ultimate, most authentic global football
experience available.

It is a fast-paced shooting game pitting some of the world's top elite forces against terrorists.
The game is oriented mainly toward multi-play and has a training mode where the user can
become familiar with the features of the game.

It combines elements of role-playing and strategy games in a fast-paced competitive online


experience. Test both your skill and mind as you call forth brave Champions that growing their
power and abilities through battles across a unique and visually stylized world.
(Adapted from World Cyber Gamess website: http://my.wcg.com/tournament/games)
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Complete the graphic organiser below with the right answers.


Cyber games:

Objectives:

22. ...

16. ...
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17. ...
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23. ...
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24. ...
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25. .
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Participants:

WORLD
CYBER
GAMES
2012

18. ...
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Interesting fact:
19. ...

Style of competition:
21. ...

..,..

Contact:
20. ...
..

Section C
[25 marks]
Questions 26 31 are based on the following passage.

William Bruce Jenner was born October 28 1949 in New York. He is a former
athlete, a motivational speaker, and a television personality. He is mostly
known for winning a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. He
is considered the world's greatest athlete.

Today, it is hard to imagine Jenner anywhere but at the top of the hurdle, but 5
Jenner describes his beginnings as absolutely ordinary. Jenner was the second
of four children with two sisters and a brother. His Mother, Esther Jenner, was
an "all-American mom and housewife." His Father, Bill Jenner, having served
in World War II became a Tree Surgeon. The family grew up in an affluent area
of the suburbs of New York and of Connecticut. The family moved frequently, 10

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about every five years.


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However, Jenner had a significant childhood struggle to overcome. He was


dyslexic. As is common for school-age dyslexic children, Jenner feared school,
teachers, and reading. His behaviour in the classroom was mislabelled by
teachers and he would often daydream in class. He was always afraid to go to 15
school, feeling that he was inferior to other children doing better, and often
called lazy by his teachers. Jenner described the school experience from
Kindergarten through 6th grade as torturous. When glasses were suggested,
Jenner's eyesight was tested at 20/20. Finally a school doctor recognized that he
was dyslexic.

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Today, dyslexia is a condition doctors, teachers, parents, and the public at large
know more about. However, Jenner cautions that dyslexia is still
misunderstood. Most dyslexics are intelligent, creative people who have what
he describes as a "short circuit" in processing reading, writing, spelling, and
expression.

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Bruce Jenner was lucky. The educational system finally recognized his
dyslexia. However, school became tolerable for him only when his natural
athletic ability was clearly demonstrated before his teacher and peers. It was
then that the accolades that always seemed to go out to the other kids were now
being handed to Jenner. The reward for Jenner was greater self- esteem. He had 30
to work hard and persevere to overcome the obstacles in life. He said: "I always
felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental
ability."

Today, he attributes his success to the hard work and determination he learned
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right. As a dyslexic who has excelled, Jenner is in good company. Well-known
dyslexics include Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Tom Cruise and Cher.

Jenner is active in dyslexia foundations and shares concern for children who
grow up with dyslexia. He's the host of Demystifying Dyslexia, a documentary 40
that shows the challenges of living and learning with dyslexia.

(Adapted from: http://www.goodlearners.net/BruceJenner.html)

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26 (a) From paragraph 1, what is Bruce Jenners famous accomplishment?


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(b) From paragraph 2, which phrase implies he comes from a well to do family?
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27 (a) From paragraph 3, state two of Jenners struggles in school.

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(b) From paragraph 4, why is dyslexia misunderstood by people?
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28 From paragraph 5,
(a) what is the biggest reward for Bruce Jenner?
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(b) state what he had to do to overcome issues in life.
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From paragraph 6, name two famous dyslexics.


(i) __________________________________________________________________

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30 In your opinion, is dyslexia an issue recognized in Malaysia? State a way we can instill
awareness on the issue to parents and teachers.
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31 Based on the passage given, write a summary on:

problems faced by Bruce Jenner

ways he overcame his issue on dyslexia


Credit will be given for use of own words but care must be taken not to change the original
meaning
Your summary must
be in continuous writing (not in note form)
use materials from line 12 to 41
not be longer than 130 words including the 10 words given below
Begin your summary as follows:
As a child, Bruce Jenner had a constant struggle with
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Section D
[20 marks]
32 Read the following stanza of Are You Still Playing The Flute and answer the questions
that follow.

Are you still playing your flute?


When there is hardly time for our love
I am feeling guilty
To be longing for your song
The melody concealed in the slim hollow of the bamboo
Uncovered by the breath of an artist
Composed by his fingers
Blown by the wind
To the depth of my heart.

(a) What does the persona mean by the phrase I am feeling guilty?
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(b) What does the word artist in line 6 refers to ?
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(c) Which line suggests the man playing the flute is talented?
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(d) Do you think the persona still remember the past? Why?
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33 The following are the novels studied in the literature component in English Language.

Catch Us If You Can - Catherine McPhail


Step by Wicked Step - Anne Fine
The Curse

- Lee Su Ann

Choose any one of the novels above and answer the question below.
Based on a novel you have read, write about one character who you find remarkable and
inspiring. Support your answer with evidence from the novel.

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ANSWER SHEET FOR QUESTION 33


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FOR SECTION A
Blacken only one space for each question. If you wish to change your answer, erase the
blackened mark that you have made. Then blacken space for the new answer

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