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BY TEACHER JUSINI

INDEX

CONTENT
SECTION A ( errors identification )
Question 1
Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Module 6
Module 7
Module 8
Module 9
Module 10
SECTION B ( reading comprehension I)
Question 2 (information transfer)
Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Module 6
Module 7
Module 8
Module 9
Module 10
Question 3 (non linear text)
Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Module 6
Module 7
Module 8
Module 9
Module 10
SECTION C ( reading comprehension II)
Question 4(linear text)
Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Module 6
Module 7
Module 8
Module 9
Module 10
Question 5( literature component : poems)
The River
Mr. Nobody
I Wonder
Heir Conditioning
Leisure
The Fighters Lines
SECTION D ( Guided Writing & Novel)
Question 6 ( Guided Writing)
Module 1
Module 2

PAGE

Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Module 6
Module 7
Module 8
Module 9
Module 10
Question 7 ( Novel)
Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Module 6
Module 7
Module 8
Module 9
Module 10

MODULE 1
The text below is about a students enjoyable going up Penang Hill.
Read the text below. The first and last lines are correct. For the remaining lines,
there is one grammatical error in each line.
Correct the underlined words. Then write one word to correct the error in
the space provided. An example has been given. The correct most not change
the meaning of the sentence. There are no spelling and punctuation errors in
the text.
We went up Penang Hill during the holidays. At the foot
of the hill
e.g. oldest
is the Penang Hill Railway, one of the worlds old funicular a. ___________
systems. It was
b. ___________
built in 1897 but commissioned only on 1923. The funicular c. ___________
system was
d. ___________
replaced in 2012 and we go up in the new, air-conditioned e. ___________
coaches. The
f. ___________
ride only taking 9 minutes. On the way up, we enjoyed the lush g. ___________
greenery
h. ___________
and saw some Macaque monkey. On the summit, about 750 i. ___________
meters
j. ___________
below sea level, we had a spectacular view of the island below
and the
surrounding sea. Then, us went to the food court and enjoyed
some
snacks. It was cool up there and an air was fresh. Fortunately,
we had our
jackets. The souvenir stalls was interesting but a bit expensive
so we did
not buy anything. We enjoyed walked among the high trees and
exploring the nature trails. It was wonderfully day on the hill.
We finally
had an early dinner there and then took the train down. We
hope to go up
Penang Hill again.

MODULE 2
The text below is about ways how to curb road accidents.
Read the text below. The first and last lines are correct. For the remaining lines,
there is one grammatical error in each line.
Correct the underlined words. Then write one word to correct the error in
the space provided. An example has been given. The correct most not change
the meaning of the sentence. There are no spelling and punctuation errors in
the text.

Road accidents occur daily. What is alarming is that the rate of


road accidents
in our country is rather high. It is imperative that awareness
campaigns is
carried out, especially in schools. The setting out of road safety
clubs in
school is a step for the right direction. The Ministry of Education
may
even step in by making road safety part of the schools
curriculum and at
least a compulsory co-curricular activities. Local traffic police
can conduct
talks on road safety most regularly in schools. In addition, traffic
games for
schoolchildren should be revived as this can teach the young
participants road
courtesy and the importance of not breaking traffic roles. Poster
competitions
on road safety should also be held at all level. The mass media
especially
television and newspapers have an important role to carry to
help curb road
accidents. Last but not least, the relevant authorities should
come up hard
on those who break traffic rules. Hefty fines or even the
suspension of their
driving license should be imposed.

e.g. are
a) ____________
b) ____________
c) ____________
d) ____________
e) ____________
f) ____________
g) ____________
h) ____________
i) ____________
j) ____________

MODULE 3
The text below is about a radio programme on the pitcher plant.
Read the programme below. The first and last lines are correct. For the remaining
lines, there is one grammatical error in each line.
Correct the underlined words. Then write one word to correct the error in
the space provided. An example has been given. The correct most not change
the meaning of the sentence. There are no spelling and punctuation errors in
the text.
Hello, everyone. Welcome back to The Wonders of Mother
Nature again.
Today, we are going to visit one of the older jungles in the
world to learn
more about exotic plants. Do you know that there are plants
that must kill
an eat insects? Sound strange, does it? The pitcher plant is
one of these
plants that traps insect for food. This plant can be found in
our National
Park in Pahang. This plant looks like the pitcher or jug. It even
has a lid to
keep from the rain. A sweet, sticky substance cover the
mouth of the
pitcher. This substance attracts insects to the pitcher. If the
insect want to
get more of the sweet substance, it will crawl deeper into the

e.g. oldest
a) ____________
b) ____________
c) ____________
d) ____________
e) ____________
f) ____________
g) ____________
h) ____________
i) ____________
j) ____________

pitcher when
nectar is found on the bottom. The inner wall of the pitcher is
covered
with fine hairs who points downwards. This prevents the
insect from
crawling out of the pitcher. Eventually, it can die inside it.
Then, the plant
will digest the dead insect and absorb it as food. Well,
listeners, that is all
we have for now. Make sure you tune in next time for more
interesting
facts about nature. Have a great weekend ahead. We will be
back with
You at the same time, next Monday.

MODULE 4
The text below is about a mythical creature.
Read the text below. The first and last lines are correct. For the remaining lines,
there is one grammatical error in each line.
Correct the underlined words. Then write one word to correct the error in
the space provided. An example has been given. The correct most not change
the meaning of the sentence. There are no spelling and punctuation errors in
the text.
She is a marine creature with the head and upper body of
a beautiful young maiden and the low body of a fish. She e.g. lower
can be found in seas
a) ________________
and lakes, or lying on a rock combing her hairs with one b) ________________
hand while holding a mirror on the other. This is how a c) ________________
mermaid is typically
d) ________________
viewed. According to myth, mermaids lure sailors by them e) ________________
singing
f) ________________
and with their lovely musical. They sometimes foretell the g) ________________
future.
h) ________________
They live in a kingdom at the bottom of the sea, which i) ________________
they keep
j) ________________
their prisoners. From this story, fear of being catch by
mermaids grew
among sailors. Their believed that seeing one would cause
bad luck.
It could signal death in drowning. The belief in mermaids is
not
limited to a few countries. There are tale from all over the
world.
Most of the tales were told by sailors which had seen
mermaids on
their long journeys.

MODULE 5
The text below is an e-mail from a mother to her daughter who studies in a
boarding school.
Read the text below. The first and last lines are correct. For the remaining lines,
there is one grammatical error in each line.
Correct the underlined words. Then write one word to correct the error in
the space provided. An example has been given. The correct most not change
the meaning of the sentence. There are no spelling and punctuation errors in
the text.
Dear Katy,
Thank you for your e-mail which I received a few minutes
ago. I am very happy to hear from you. I was wondering what e.g. because
was wrong and I had not heard from you for some time. Then a) _____________
your e-mail come and I was relieved. I am glad that b) _____________
everything is fine with you there. Dont worry for me I can c) _____________
take care of myself. I am doing well though I did miss you d) _____________
very much. There is not much to do around a house e) _____________
nowadays. I hardly cook these days. I enjoy simple meals, f) _____________
like salads, soups and sandwiches. Aunt Jenny dropped in g) _____________
quiet often for a visit. I do go out with my friends now and
h) _____________
than to watch a movie or have lunch somewhere. Now that
i) _____________
you is not here, it is quiet lonely. In the evenings, I watching j) _____________
television or read. It wont be long before youre home again
and Im looking forward with that time.
Look after yourself and do e-mail me when youre free. I
always loving hearing from you. I worry when you dont write
but i know how busy you must be.
Love,
Mama
MODULE 6
The text below is about hang-gliding.
Read the text below. The first and last lines are correct. For the remaining lines,
there is one grammatical error in each line.
Correct the underlined words. Then write one word to correct the error in
the space provided. An example has been given. The correct most not change
the meaning of the sentence. There are no spelling and punctuation errors in
the text.
I love hang-gliding, and for me, it is a sport which offer
complete freedom. Hang gliders were easy to e.g. are
assemble and carry, as they have no motor. Basically, a) _____________
they consist for a metal frame, sail cloth and wire. It is b) _____________
amazing to think that such the simple apparatus can c) _____________
lift off the ground and stayed in the air by using air d) _____________
currents, as birds do. By learning to the right or left e) _____________
which I am in the air, I can change direction. The f) _____________
scenery below me is spectacularly, whether I am g) _____________
glided over beaches or mountains, rivers or fields. h) _____________
Sometimes my flight last for a few hours, sometimes i) _____________
for a few minutes. It is not easy to learn to fly a hangj) _____________
glider as they requires a lot of discipline, energy and

courage. The feeling that you got the first time you
leave the ground is unforgettable. I strong recommend
this sport to all who love excitement, adventure and
challenge.

MODULE 7
The text below is about a news report on a fire.
Read the report below. The first and last lines are correct. For the remaining lines,
there is one grammatical error in each line.
Correct the underlined words. Then write one word to correct the error in
the space provided. An example has been given. The correct most not change
the meaning of the sentence. There are no spelling and punctuation errors in
the text.
Taiping: About a dozen houses in Kampung Cempaka were
flooded after a heavy thunderstorm who lasted for six hours e.g. which
last night. A mining pool bund was found damage and water a) ____________
gushed into the houses. Residents had to quickly evacuate our b) ____________
homes and move to higher ground. Some managed to salvage c) ____________
their belongings but important documents. Luckily, no lives d) ____________
were lost in the flood. When interview at 10.00 p.m., a e) ____________
resident, Mr Chong Tat Meng said that was the first time the f) ____________
houses has been so badly affected by the flood. According to g) ____________
her, the village was flooded slightly two years ago. This time h) ____________
though the flood was worse. The flood waters have rise to a i) ____________
metre deep. It is quite common for the houses to Kampung j) ____________
Cempaka to be flooded after a heavy downpour. Thus is
because the houses are located in the low-lying area. The
residents which are mainly illegal squatters have been urged
to shift to a new area about ten kilometres away. However,
they prefer to stay on in Kampung Cempaka, fearing that their
livelihood will be affected if they relocated to another area.
MODULE 8
The text below is about how to cook fried rice.
Read the text below. The first and last lines are correct. For the remaining lines,
there is one grammatical error in each line.
Correct the underlined words. Then write one word to correct the error in
the space provided. An example has been given. The correct most not change
the meaning of the sentence. There are no spelling and punctuation errors in
the text.
To prepare fried rice you will need some cooked rice,
some vegetables, some meat and two or three eggs. Rice e.g. cooked
cooking the night before or any leftover rice is best. You
a) ____________
can used prawns or chicken, or both. The vegetables most
b) ____________
commonly is carrots, onions leaves, peas and beans. You c) ____________
also need some chopped onions but garlic. First, cut the d) ____________
vegetables and the meat into small piece and leave aside. e) ____________
Next, in a wok, heat some oil and fried the chopped garlic f) ____________

and onions. Stir in the meat and the firmer vegetables like
carrots and beans. If you like, she can add some sliced
chillies too. Now adding salt, pepper, soya sauce and any
flavouring you like. When the meat are cooked, add in the
rice and stir well. You can break a eggs into the wok and
continue frying so that all the ingredients and the rice are
mixed well together. Firstly, add the onion leaves and taste
before scooping out onto a dish. Serve with slices of
cucumber and your favourite sauce. Yummy!

g)
h)
i)
j)

____________
____________
____________
____________

MODULE 9
The text below is about a dragon boat racing team.
Read the text below. The first and last lines are correct. For the remaining lines,
there is one grammatical error in each line.
Correct the underlined words. Then write one word to correct the error in
the space provided. An example has been given. The correct most not change
the meaning of the sentence. There are no spelling and punctuation errors in
the text.
Team captain, Woo Meng, looks forward to every dragon
boat race. This was because he and his teammates train e.g. is
hard throughout the year to better your time at the a) ____________
race. The team members, aged between 19 and 50, b) ____________
joined to keep fit and challenge ourselves. They train c) ____________
twice a week but go to the gym once a week. However, d) ____________
three months before the competition, they steps up e) ____________
their training. The race had attracted more than 45 f) ____________
teams, who included 15 international teams. They also g) ____________
drew throngs of spectators who came to see over 130 h) ____________
races. The hundreds of stalls at the venue was also a i) ____________
big draw as spectators dot the chance to enjoy a j) ____________
international fair of food, drinks and souvenirs. In the
end of the two-day event, Woo Meng said he was
proudly of his team as they managed to improve their
time one again.
MODULE 10
The text below is about a writers visit to a cultural village to celebrate the
Kaamatan Festival.
Read the text below. The first and last lines are correct. For the remaining lines,
there is one grammatical error in each line.
Correct the underlined words. Then write one word to correct the error in
the space provided. An example has been given. The correct most not change
the meaning of the sentence. There are no spelling and punctuation errors in
the text.
Last month, my family and I went to the Kadazan-Dusun
cultural village. We were among thousands who were to

e.g. enjoy

enjoys the Kaamatan Festival. There was several


activities held during the two- day celebration. Apart
from the highlight for the festival, which was the crown
of the harvest queen, there were traditional games too.
Arm wrestling, tug-of-war, giant sandals competition but
buffalo catching were organised. I especially enjoys
watching the buffalo catching competition. Here,
contestants had to swing a rope across a buffalos head
in order to catch them. In case you are wondering, the
organisers uses a fake buffalo for the competition. Even
though it was not a real buffalo, it was a challenge to
more. I was caught up in the excitement of cheering to
the contestant that by the end of the competition, I was
hoarse.

a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
j)

____________
____________
____________
____________
____________
____________
____________
____________
____________
____________

Read the following text. Then, answer questions (a) (j).


When would you do if you won a million ringgit? Well, this is a common
question we are asked from time to time, but have not really given it serious
thought. I guess when it really happens, we will have lots of friends hanging
around for handouts, and receive calls and e-mails from people asking for
money for some problems or another.
If i had a million ringgit, I would first bur a house for my parents and give
them some money so that they can use it for whatever they want. Then, I
would give some to charity. Close to my heart are animals and children, so I
would donate a generous amount to animal shelters and another portion to
charities for abused children. I would also like to give some to my siblings and
good friends who have been such an important part of my life. I would like to
travel so I will plan some holiday trips with my family.
I do not want a car or expensive things for myself. I will save a
reasonable portion for my future, especially my education. The difficult part will
be deciding the actual amounts. I will have to get a financial expert to help me
Questions (a) (j)
Using the information from the text, complete the following graphic organiser.

Negative effects (problems)

For myself:
i.) ______________________________
j.) ______________________________

RM 1
000000

a.) ______________________________
b.) ______________________________

For my parents:
c.) ______________________________
d.) ______________________________

For others:
g.) ______________________________
h.) ______________________________

For charity:
e.) ______________________________
f.) ______________________________

MODULE 2

MODULE 3

MODULE 4

MODULE 5

Questions (a) (j)


Using the information from the text, complete the following graphic organiser.

Day 1 and Day 2:


a. _______________________
b. _______________________

Day 7:
c. ________________________

Day 3:
d. _______________________
e. _______________________

Cyclin
g
Trip
in
Japan
Day 5 and Day 6:
f.
g.
h.
i.

________________________
________________________
________________________
________________________

MODULE 6

Day 4:
j. ________________________

Questions (a) (j)


Using the information from the text, complete the following graphic organiser.

Date of departure and


mode of transportation:
a. _______________________
b. _______________________

Districts in Perak:
c. _______________________
d. _______________________

Holid
ay in
Perak

Date of arrival and


mode of transportation:
e. _______________________
f. _______________________

Exhibits in Gopeng
Museum:
g. _______________________
h. _______________________
Places visited in
Taiping:
i. _______________________
j. _______________________

MODULE 7

Questions (a) (j)


Using the information from the text, complete the following graphic organiser.

Winner will be notified


via:
a. _______________________
b. _______________________

Organisers :
c. _______________________
d. _______________________

Prizes given :

Fathers
Day
Dedicatio
n Contest

Ways to submit the


dedication :
g. _______________________
h. _______________________

e. _______________________
f. _______________________

Maximum number of
words for dedication :
i. _______________________
j. _______________________

MODULE 8
Read the following advertisement. Then, answer question (a)- (j).

Questions (a) (j)


Using the information from the advertisement, complete the following
graphic organiser.

Venue:
a. _______________________

First 100 visitors will


receive:
b. _______________________
free refreshments

Organised by:
c. _______________________
Chairman by:
d. _______________________

Money collected will be


handed over to:

Time:

e. ________________________

Date:

________________________

f. ___________________________
g. ___________________________

What are sold at the bazaar:


h. _______________________________
i. _______________________________
j. _______________________________
sweets

MODULE 9
Read the following text. Then, answer questions (a) (j).

Questions (a) (j)


Using the information from the text, complete the following graphic chart.

Typeset scripts will be


returned to:

Committee responsible:
a. _____________________________

b. _____________________________

Typeset scripts will be:


d. _____________________________

Aim of Newsletter:
c. _____________________________

ENGLISH LANGUAGE
CLUB NEWSLETTER

Duties of Committee:

Selected articles will be:


e. _____________________________
f. _____________________________

g. _____________________________
h. _____________________________

Types of contributions
needed:
i. _____________________________
j. _____________________________

MODULE 10

MODULE 1

Read the leaflets below. Then, answer questions (a) (j)

Question (a) (d): Based on the leaflets, state whether the following statements
are TRUE or FALSE.
(a) Tourists go to Sungai Petuang to fish.
__________________ (1 mark)
(b) The main attraction in Penarik is firely-watching.
__________________ (1 mark)
(c) Pulau Kapas is popular diving destination.
__________________ (1 mark)
(d) There is a marine park in Pulau Kapas.
__________________ (1 mark)
Question (e) (i): Read the leaflets carefully and answer all the questions below.
(e) Where can tourist go for fish?
______________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(f) Where should divers go if they want to see a sunken craft?
______________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(g) Fill in the table with an appropriate phrase from the leaflets.
i.
ii.

Meaning
not created through natural processes
nearly pieces of land surrounded by water

Phrase

(2 marks)
(h) Why do you think it is best to go boating in Penarik during night-time?
______________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(i) Why do you think Pulau Kapas is called a snorkelling paradise?
______________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(j) You plan to visit one of the tourist attractions in the east coast. In about 50
words, write a postcard to your friend in your postcard:
encourage him/her to join you
give reasons to support your choice
add other relevant information t make your writing interesting.
_________________________ ,
___________________________________________________________
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____________________

MR. NOBODY
I know a funny little man,
As quite as a mouse,
Who does the mischief that is done
In everybodys house!
Theres no one ever sees his face,
And yet we all agree
That every plate we brake was cracked
By Mr. Nobody.

He puts damp wood upon the fire,


That kettles cannot boil,
His are the feet that bring in mud,
And all the carpets soil.
The papers always are mislaid
Who had them last but he?
Theres no one tosses them about,
But Mr. Nobody.

Tis he who always tears our books,


Who leaves the door ajar,
He pulls the buttons from our shirts,
And scatters pins afar,
That squeaking door will always squeak,
For, prithee, dont you see,
We leave the oiling to be done
By Mr. Nobody.

The finger marks upon the door


By none of us are made;
We never leave the blinds unclosed,
To let the curtains fade;
The ink we never spill; the boots
That lying round you see
Are not our boots they all belong
To Mr. Nobody.

Author Unknown
Based on the poem Mr. Nobody answer the questions below.
(a) Who does He refer to?
__________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(b) What is the fire used for?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(c) How does Mr. Nobody dirty the carpet?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(d) Do you think Mr. Nobody is an untidy person? Give a reason.
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
(2 marks)
(e) In stanza one, how does the poet describe Mr. Nobody?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(f) In stanza two, what happens when nobody oils the door?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(g) In stanza four, what does the word they refer to?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(h) Would you want to be like Mr. Nobody? Give a reason.
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
(2 marks)

The River
The rivers a wanderer,
A nomad, a tramp,
He doesn't choose any one
place
To set up his camp.

The rivers a baby,


He gurgles and hums,
And sounds like hes
happily
Sucking his thumbs.

The rivers a winder,


Through valley and hill
He twists and he turns,
He just cannot be still.

The rivers a singer,


As he dances along,
The countryside echoes
The notes of his song.

The rivers a hoarder,


And he buries down deep
Those little treasures
That he wants to keep.

The rivers a monster,


Hungry and vexed,
Hes gobbled up trees
And hell swallow you next.

By Valerie Bloom.
Based on the poem The River answers the questions below.
(a) Why is the river referred to as a tramp?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(b) In stanza two, where does the river wind itself?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(c) What does the line He just cannot be still tell us about the river?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(d) Do you agree that the river is like a nomad? Give a reason.
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
(2 marks)
(e) In stanza one, what does the word He refer to?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(f) In stanza two, which word means motionless?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(g) In stanza four, what sounds does a river make?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(h) Do you agree that the river is a hoarder? Give a reason.
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
(2 marks)
(i) In stanza three, what does the river like to keep?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(j) In stanza four, what do the phrase gurgles and hums refer to?
___________________________________________________________________________

(1 mark)
(k) Which word in the poem shows that the river is angry?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(l) Do you think the river is a monster? Give a reason.
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
(2 marks)

I WONDER
I WONDER WHY THE GRASS IS GREEN,
AND WHY THE WIND IS NEVER SEEN?
WHO TAUGHT THE BIRDS TO BUILD A NEST,
AND TOLD THE TREES TO TAKE A REST?
O, WHEN THE MOON IS NOT QUITE ROUND,
WHERE CAN THE MISSING BIT BE FOUND?
WHO LIGHTS THE STARS, WHEN THEY BLOW OUT,
AND MAKES THE LIGHTNING FLASH ABOUT?
WHO PAINTS 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?
JEANNIE KIRB
Based on the poem I Wonder answers the questions below.
(a) What is the persona wondering about the tree?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(b) What time of the day does stanza 3 refer to?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(c) Why wouldnt the personas father answer her questions?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(d) State two themes from the poem.
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
(2 marks)
(e) What lesson can you learn from the first stanza?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(f) In stanza two, write a correct question the poet asks about the birds.
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(g) In stanza four, what shines brightly and suddenly?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(h) i. In the phrase IF HE KNOWS, who does HE refer to?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
ii. What does this phrase tell us about the poets feelings?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(i) How does the persona know that the wind is around?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(j) What does the persona think about the trees?
___________________________________________________________________________

(1 mark)
(k) How are the clouds as described by the persona?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(l) In the poem, the persona asks many questions about things related to
nature. How can you describe the persona?
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
(2 marks)
(m)
What is the poem about?
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(1 mark)
(n) In stanza 3, what does the phrase the missing bit refer to in the poem?
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(1 mark)
(o) What do you think Dad in this poem symbolises?
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(1 mark)
(p) Do you think colours are important in nature? Why?
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(2 marks)
(q) What part of the day do stanzas 3 and 4 refer to?
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(1 mark)
(r) Which word in this poem shows curiosity and amazement?
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(1 mark)
(s) In the last stanza, how do you think the persona feels?
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(1 mark)
(t) Do you think we should take time to admire the wonders of nature? Why?
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(2 marks)

Heir Conditioning

Grand dad did you breathe


before air cons were invented?
was it hard staying
alive without modern inventions?
Grandma weren't you flustered
as you fluttered with paper fans?
could you communicate before
faxes and long distance calls
became 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.

By M.Shanmughalingam
Based on the poem Heir Conditioning answers the questions below.
(a) Who speak in the second stanza and to whom?
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(1 mark)
(b) What did the old generation respect?
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(1 mark)
(c) What is God of the new generation?
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(1 mark)
(d) Using you own words, describe the life of the older generation.
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(2 marks)
(e) According to the poem, how does man treat nature nowadays?
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(1 mark)
(f) What is the grandchilds reaction to his grandparents life in the past?
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(1 mark)
(g) What is the poets main concern in the second stanza?
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(1 mark)
(h) What is the theme of the poem?
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(2 marks)
(i) Who are the people involved this poem?
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(1 mark)
(j) In stanza 1, what does the phrase basic necessities refer to?
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(1 mark)

(k) What do you think is the message in this poem?


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(1 mark)
(l) Do you think life is better now than long ago?
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(2 marks)
(m)
What do you think the words granddad,
grandma and paper fans represent?
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(1 mark)
(n) Who are the heir who will inherit this polluted world?
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(1 mark)
(o) What is the personas mood in each stanza?
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(1 mark)
(p) What are some of the problems faced by our modern world and what are
their causes?
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(2 marks)

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