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Bahasa Inggeris
Kertas 2
Mei 2014
2 Jam 15 minit SMK _____________________

PEPERIKSAAN PERTENGAHAN TAHUN


TINGKATAN EMPAT

BAHASA INGGERIS
Kertas 2

Dua jam lima belas minit

JANGAN BUKA KERTAS SOALAN INI SEHINGGA DIBERITAHU

Arahan:
1. Kertas soalan ini mengandungi empat bahagian: Bahagian A, Bahagian B,
Bahagian C dan Bahagian D.
2. Jawab semua soalan dalam kertas soalan ini.
3. Soalan- soalan dalam Bahagian A mempunyai empat pilihan jawapan.

Instructions:
1. This question paper consists of four sections: Section A, Section B, Section C and
Section D.
2. Answer all sections in this question paper.
3. Questions in Section A have four options.

Kertas soalan ini mengandungi 16 halaman bercetak.

Section A

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[15 marks]
[Time suggested: 25 minutes]

1 The sign above states that

A. one must bring in home-cooked food into the premises


B. one is allowed to dine and take away food from the premises
C. one must not take in any outside food into the premises
D. one is allowed to bring outside food into the premises

2 From the dialogue above, we can gather that

A. a person becomes very popular if she keeps changing jobs


B. a person who changes jobs often will have lots of experiences
C. a person is unable to succeed in life if she keeps changing jobs
D. a person becomes very self-conscious if she keeps changing jobs

LABORATORY RULES

No bags are allowed in the science labs.

No students are allowed to eat or drink inside the science


labs.

Obey all instructions given by the science lab assistants.

Do not touch any chemicals without prior permission.


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3 These rules are normally to be followed by

A. the school prefects on duty only


B. the librarians on duty only
C. any students entering the science lab premises
D. any trespassers entering the science lab premises

PANTAI REMIS: The municipal council authorized the shooting of crows in town.
This came in light of complaints by the public that crows are becoming a nuisance
in the area. Residents of nearby housing estates are harassed by the crows. Not
only that, the crows are very unhygienic due to their scavenging activities.

4 Which of the following statements best describes the newspaper report?

A. It is a report concerning the dirty condition of Pantai Remis.


B. It is a report concerning the shooting of crows in Pantai Remis.
C. It is a report concerning Pantai Remis Municipal Council.
D. It is a report concerning the residents of Pantai Remis.

5 The bar graph shows that most of the people work

A. as farmers
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B. in factories
C. for government
D. in construction sites

Valentine’s Day is a special occasion for many people. It is a


time when young and old alike express their affection for their
loved ones through cards, chocolates and flowers. Its
celebration has become very commercialized in recent years.

6 The word commercialized shows that the occasion is

A. for religious purpose


B. for commercial purposes
C. related to vocational emphasis
D. associated with making profits

Soy is rich in calcium and iron. It is low in fat and is cholesterol free. Taking
soy is beneficial to us because the phytoestrogens is effective in
preventing calcium loss, enhancing calcium absorption and increasing
bone density. Hence, people who suffer from anaemia need to take in
more soy as it is the most ideal source of iron and calcium.

7 Which of the following is not true about the extract?

A. Soy is rich in fats.


B. Soy is good for our body.
C. Soy contains lots of calcium.
D. Taking soy prevents calcium loss.

WEATHER TODAY

Melaka – Cloudy with showers developing in late afternoon or evening. Isolated


thunderstorms are expected in the later part of the evening.

Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor and Johor – Isolated thunderstorms or


showers in late afternoon and evening.

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From the weather report, we can conclude that people in the southern part of Peninsular

A. cannot go out the whole day.


B. cannot go for their usual evening walks.
C. can dry their clothes in the afternoon.
D. can do their laundry during the day.

Questions 9 – 15
Based on the following passage, choose the best answer to fill in each blank.
The air we breathe in is getting polluted. This ___(9)___ concern because air is very important

to all living things. People all over the world are looking for ways to maintain clean air. Have you

ever ___(10)__ the smoke from chimneys rising high and spreading out in the air? Or seen the

smoke that ___(11)__ from cars and lorries on the road? Or watched the smoke trailing from a jet

plane?

Sometimes smoke may look fascinating in the air but it is harmful to breathe in. If we are

going to keep ___(12)__ , we need to breathe in ___(13)__ air. Through research, scientists have

found ways to stop or slow down the ___(14)__ of pollution. We must remember that ___(15)__ the

air clean is a collective responsibility.

9 A. cause 13 A. new
B. is caused B. clean
C. is causing C. hygiene
D. is effecting D. filtering
10 A. saw 14 A. flow
B. looked B. rate
C. watched C. events
D. investigated D. occurrence
11 A. puff 15 A. maintain
B. puffs B. keeping
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C. puffing C. sustain
D. puffed D. preserving
12 A. health
B. strength
C. healthy
D. strengthened
SECTION B
[10 marks]
[Time suggested: 25 minutes]

Questions 16 – 25

Read the pamphlets below, then answer the questions that follow.

e-JUASSEH language centre TRIANG COLLEGE

We offer
Record-breaking English Institute in the city. Mass Communication for those who want a career
Intensive classes in speaking and business in public relations. You will benefit from our oral
writing. Result guaranteed. Short English presentation classes. Students can be part- time or
course available. full-time. Sessions include talks by well-known
speakers.
Full-time and evening classes.
Courses of 3 months to 2 years. Duration: 1 to 15 years

LUI FINANCE SCHOOL RUBIE MODELLING


SCHOOL
We are a reputable business
and ICT school of
For the super slim girl –
international standard. Our flaunt your assets.
courses prepare you for
careers in marketing,
Enrol at our school today.
management and finance. We Our classes are
offer twinning degree
programmes affiliated with
conducted by
the best universities supermodels.
throughout the world.
We have grooming
courses in beauty and
Duration: 2 to 3 years posture
as well as fitness
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programmes
Duration: 6 to 15 weeks

RAIHAN ART SCHOOL GUARANTEE BUSINESS


Those interested in an TRAINING CENTRE
Art/Designing degree course
can do it locally. We offer full For those who are interested in business
degree courses. Syllabus as a career.
You want to be your own boss, come to
covers art designing/ digital our centre.
drawing and imaging. We equip you with the expertise to start
your own business.
Duration: 3 to 4 years

Duration: 6 to 18 months

Based on the advertisements, answer the following questions.

Institute Subject/Subjects

16 E-JUASSEH LANGUAGE CENTRE (1 mark)

17 Marketing, management and finance (1 mark)

18 RAIHAN ART SCHOOL (1 mark)

19 TRIANG COLLEGE (1 mark)

20 Grooming, fitness programmes (1 mark)

21 Which school should Syezlin enrol to do a twinning programme for a degree in finance?
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[1 mark]

22 Which institute should my brother enrol if he wants to work in an advertising firm?


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[1 mark]

23 Yusof is leaving for studies overseas. Meanwhile, where should he go to improve his
English?
__________________________________________________________________________

[1 mark]

24 Nurnajihah has to take over her grandfather’s business soon. What should she do?
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[1 mark]

25 If you want to become a model you need to enrol for a _________________ duration of
course. [1 mark]

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Section C

[25 marks]
[Time suggested: 50 minutes]
Questions 26-31 are based on the following passage which is about the benefits of setting up a
home library.

1 Many of us have books at home. These books can range from reference books
to encyclopaedias, journals, magazines or even fiction books. However, we lack the
knowledge to convert these books into a home library. The books are normally
stacked in boxes and left in the attics or storerooms to collect dust.
2 What is a home library? A home library is a little area of space in a corner of a 5
home or even a small room where we can place all our reading materials, references
and electronic resources. A home library can be turned into a cosy room of references
by the family members. Here, the family may run activities that are related to reading
such as games like Scrabble, chess, word puzzles and crossword puzzles.
3 Normally, a home library contains printed and non- printed reading materials. 10
Materials such as reading tools can also be placed in the home library. Some
examples of such reading materials are the dictionaries, atlas, encyclopaedias,
manuals on bikes or cars, recipes or even telephone directories.
4 In addition, it is good to add in some light reading materials or viewing
materials in the home library. There are a vast collection of novels, picture books, 15
magazines, family photo albums and articles that can be collected by the family
members for reference. Other added collections to the home library are videotapes,
cassettes, CD- ROMs, board games and even brochures.
5 Most people do not realize that having a home library is beneficial. A home
library can foster a long- life love for reading among the family members. Children 20
can be given the opportunity to be exposed to reading books at a young age.
Indirectly, the young readers can be inculcated with the love for reading. Reading can
be made as one of the activities for the family members. The parents can guide the
children to read books and at the same time, foster good family relationships.
Children can also be fostered to adopt a positive attitude to appreciate reading 25
materials and knowledge that is of value to them. In the long run, the family
members can develop their reading process. A home library enables the family
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members to read materials within the confines of their own homes. The materials can
be easily accessed at any time. Moreover, the reading activities can be carried out to
improve the thinking skills of family members. 30
6 There are many activities that one can carry out in a home library. In this little
library of knowledge, one can test the family members on skill of chess, Scrabble or
Malay strategic game called “congkak”. In this small corner of a room, one can also
teach the family members to make some handicrafts like origami. A family can also
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puzzle and a list of other board games. There are also games that challenge the mind
that can be stored in this home library. One example is the “Sahibba”.
7 To make a home library a good resource centre for family members and even
friends, one example is to get the help of the state public library management on
ways to manage and run the home library. Some bookshelves will be needed to make 40
the place presentable. Another way is to arrange the books according to the types
and interests.
8 It is easy to set up a home library. Get your home organized and have a corner
of your room or even a special room to get this place started. You may be surprised
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26 From paragraph 2,
(a) what is a home library?
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(b) which word in this paragraph has the same meaning as comfortable?
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27 From paragraph 2, what kind of games are related to reading? List two kinds.
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28 From paragraph 3, list two materials that can be found in a home library.
(a) ……………………………………………………………………………….......[1mark]

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29 From paragraph 5, state two advantages of having a home library. (a)


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30 In your opinion, would you like to have a home library? Explain why.
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31 Based on the passage given, write a summary on:


 what a home library is and
 the benefits of having a home library.

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 form (not in note form)
 use materials from lines 5 to 37
 not be longer than 130 words, including 10 words given below
Begin your summary as follows:
Having a home library is important in every family for…

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SECTION D
[20 marks]
[Time suggested: 35 minutes]
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32 Read the poem and answer the questions that follow.

IN THE MIDST OF HARDSHIP

At down they returned home


their soaky clothes torn
and approached the stove
their limbs marked by scratches
their legs full of wounds
but on their brows
there was not a sign of despair
The whole day and night just
passed
they had to brave the horrendous
flood
in the water all the time
between bloated carcasses
and tiny chips of tree barks
desperately looking for their
son’s
albino buffalo that was
never found
they were born amidst hardship
and grew up without a sigh or a
a) complaint
Which part of their house did they go to when they returned home?
now they are in the kitchen making
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jokes while rolling their cigarette
b) Which phrase in stanzaleaves
1 tells you that the place they had gone to was wet?
Latif Mohidin
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c) What had the people been doing the whole day and night?
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d) In your own words, state what you would have done in similar situation.
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33 Based on the short story ‘QWERTYUIOP’ that you have studied in the literature
component in English Language, choose a character that you look up to in the story. Give
reasons why you choose him / her. Support your answer with close reference to the text.

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