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SECTION A

[10 marks]
[Time suggested: 15 minutes]
Answer all questions in this paper
The text below is about a forest reserve
Question 1
Read the text below. There are grammatical errors in the text. The errors
have been underlined for you.
Write one word to correct the error in the space provided. An example
has been given. The correct word must not change the meaning of the
sentence.
The Kota Damansara Community Forest Reserve is part of
the oldest
Forest reserve in peninsular Malaysia. This secondary
e.g. was
forest is gazetted
in 1989. However, it is later de-gazetted and part of it
(a)
developed so only
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364.8 hectare of the forest reserve remains. The forest
(b)
has a lot of exotic
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plants. It abundant flora and fauna makes it a popular
(c)
hiking destination
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for city dwellers. Among the natural beauty for the forest
(d)
which
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fascinates hiker include the giant-sized seeds, the oddly(e)
shaped leaves
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but the beautifully-coloured insects. Some of the leaves
(f)
which have
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fallen by the tall trees never fail to stop hikers in their
(g)
tracks. These
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leaves are so large that hikers stop to taking a photograph (h)
holding one.
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Large white mushrooms growing in tree trunks and the
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pretty red
caterpillars are sights to beholded. There is only one trail, (j) ________________
both for hikers
and mountain bikers, through the forest reserve.

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SECTION B
[30 marks]
[Time suggested: 40 minutes]
Question 2
Read the following text. Then, answer question (a) (j).

Question 3
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Read the brochure below. Then, answer questions (a) (j)

Question (a) (d): Based on the poster, state whether the following
statements are TRUE or
FALSE
(a)
The AFamosa was built on a hill to defend Malacca against
the enemies from China
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(1 mark)
(b)
The houses on Jalan Hang Jebat were mostly built in the 17th
century
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(1 mark)
(c)
The largest Chinese cemetery in China is located in Bukit China
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(d)
Tourist to D-paradise can stay at the resort, enjoy the serene
surrounding and taste the fruits grown there
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Question (e) (i): Read the brochure carefully and answer the questions
below.
(e)
Name the foreign country that once ruled Malacca, as mentioned
in the brochure.
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mark)
(f) What can one see at the top of Bukit China?
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mark)
(g)

Fill in the table with an appropriate word from the brochure.


Meaning

Word

(i) old objects that have historical and


commercial value
(ii) a huge building or place made to protect
against attacks

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(h)
Why is Jonker Street a paradise for antique collectors and bargain
hunters?
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mark)
(i) According to the brochure, D-Paradise is unique and one of its kind.
Why is it known as such?
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mark)
(10 marks)

(j) Your friend, Ragupathy is history buff. He is visiting you at the end of
the year. You wish to bring him to visit Malacca during his month long
visit. In about 50 words, write an email to him about some historical
places that would interest him in Malacca.
In your email:
state your pleasure in being his host
talk about Malacca and the places of interest you intend to show
him
add other relevant information to make you writing interesting

SECTION C
[20 marks]
[Time suggested: 20 minutes]
Question 2
Read the passage about the first two Malaysians to conquer Mount Everest.

Read the passage carefully and answer questions (a) (i).


(a)
Who were the first two Malaysians to climb Mount Everest
successfully?
i.
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mark)
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ii.

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mark)

(b)
How many Malaysians took part in the 1997 Everest expedition?
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mark)
(c)
Besides thick snow, what other obstacles did the two men face
during their climb up Mount Everest?
i.
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mark)
ii.
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mark)
(d)
What did the two heroes do after they reached the summit of
Mount Everest?
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mark)
(e)

Fill in the table with appropriate words/phrases from the passage


Meaning

Word/Phrase

(i) both men

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(ii) the highest point of the


mountain

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(iii) given awards

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(iv) die during the climb

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(f) What types of physical training must the mountain climbers undergo as
preparation to climb Mount Everest?
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mark)
(g)
How do the climbers ensure safety during the expedition?
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mark)
(h)
What does Datuk N. Mohandas want the young people to do?
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mark)
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(i) Name two places that young people can enjoy outdoor activities.
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marks)
[15 marks]
Question 5
Read the poem below carefully. Then, answer question (a) (d).

(a)

What does the phrase energy crushed tell us about the poet?

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mark)
(b)

The poet is addressing sons of our ancestor. Who are they?

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mark)
(c)
From the third stanza, we know that the poet believes in the
strength of unity. Which phrase tells us that?
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mark)
(d)

State a lesson that you have learnt from the poets actions.
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(2
marks)

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SECTION D
[40 marks]
[Time suggested: 45 minutes]
Question 6
You should spend 30 minutes on this question.
You are a resident of Pekan Baru. With the help of the pictures and notes,
write an article for the newsletter of the Town Council in Pekan Baru on ways
to reduce pollution.

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In your article, you should:


use all the notes given
elaborate on the notes to make it more interesting
give one other suggestion to reduce pollution
make sure your article is between 120 to 150 words

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[30 marks]
Question 7
The following are the novels studied in the Literature Component is English
Language.
1. Around the World in 80 Days
2. How I Met Myself
3. The Railway Children
Escott)

Jules Verne
David A. Hill
Edith Nesbitt (retold by John

Based on one of the novels above, write about a character you like.
Why do you like this character?
Support your answer with evidence from the novel.
Write your answer:
in not less than 50 words
in continuous writing (not in note form)
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[10 marks]
END OF THE QUESTIONS

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