Sie sind auf Seite 1von 13

2

Section A
[15 marks]
[Time suggested: 25 minutes]

1 The sign above statesthat A. one must bring in home-cooked food into thepremises

B. one is allowed to dine and take away food from thepremises

C. one must not take in any outside food into thepremises

D. one is allowed to bring outside food into thepremises

2 From the dialogue above, we can gatherthat

A. a person becomes very popular if she keeps changingjobs

B. a person who changes jobs often will have lots ofexperiences

C. a person is unable to succeed in life if she keeps


changingjobs

D. a person becomes very self-conscious if she keeps


changingjobs
LABORATORY RULES

»No bags are allowed in the sciencelabs.


»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.
»In case you touch any acid, quickly wash with water.
»Inform the science lab assistants if you need any help.

3 These rules are normally to be followed by

A. the school prefectson dutyonly

B. the librarians on dutyonly

C. any students entering the science labpremises

D. any trespassers entering the science labpremises

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 hunting activities.

4 Which of the following statements best describes the newspaperreport?

A. It is a report concerning the dirty condition of PantaiRemis.

B. It is a report concerning the shooting of crows in PantaiRemis.

C. It is a report concerning Pantai Remis MunicipalCouncil.

D. It is a report concerning the residents of PantaiRemis.


OCCUPATIONS IN KAMPUNGPALOH
1400
1200
1000
800
600
400
200
0
Construction Factory jobs Farming Government
work service

5 The bar graph shows that most of the peoplework

A. asfarmers

B. infactories

C. forgovernment

D. in constructionsites

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 commercialized in recent
years.

6 The word commercialized shows that the occasionis

A. for religiouspurpose

B. for commercialpurposes

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 andcalcium.

7 Which of the following is not true about theextract?

A. Soy is rich infats.

B. Soy is good for ourbody.

C. Soy contains lots ofcalcium.

D. Taking soy prevents calciumloss.

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.
8
From the weather report, we can conclude that people in the southern part of Peninsular

A. cannot go out the wholeday.

B. cannot go for their usual eveningwalks.

C. can dry their clothes in theafternoon.

D. can do their laundry during theday.


Questions 9 – 15
Based on the following passage, choose the best answer to fill in each blank.

I was extremely upset and anxious to read about the incident of a student taking her own life when she
received her SPM results which were below her expectations. Herstorywas(9) in The Daily
HeadlineGirlFoundDeadAfterGettingExamResultsdated5thMarch2015.
She had put so much hope into her SPM. In hercase,it(10) strange that the fear of failure was greater than
the fear of death.Perhaps,she_(11) that academic excellence was the only key to a good life. Academic
excellence is important but it is not the means to all end.
True, I took pride in myeducation _(12) it provided me my chosen route inlife.

_(13), to me it was the learning to struggle and overcome the obstacles ahead that means so much more. I
did not ___(14) from a wealthy family and had to finance my study doing a part-time accountancy course in a
privatecollege.
As a parent now, I constantly remind myself to ___(15) my children theimportanceofasound education but
more importantly, about life being a journey with different choices, each can be as successful initself.

9 A. highlight 13 A. However
B. highlights
B. Although
C. highlighted
C. Meanwhile
D. highlighting
D. As aresult

10 A. is 14 A. came
B. are
B. come
C. was
C. comes
D. were
D. coming

11 A. think
15 A. teach
B. thinks
B. taught
C. thought
C. teaches
D. thinking
D. teaching

12 A. of
B. by
C. off
D. for

SECTION B
[10 marks]
[Time suggested: 25 minutes]

Questions 16 – 25

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

TRIANG COLLEGE

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

Duration: 2 to 3 years
GUARANTEE BUSINESS TRAINING CENTRE
Those interested in an Art/Designing degree
Forthosewhoareinterestedinbusinessasa
course can do it locally. We offer full degree career.
courses. Syllabus covers art designing/ digital You want to be your own boss, come to our
drawing and imaging. centre.
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 (1mark)

17 Marketing, management and finance (1mark)

18 RAIHAN ART SCHOOL (1mark)

19 TRIANG COLLEGE (1mark)

20 Grooming, fitness programmes (1mark)

21 Which school should Lee Ling enrol to do a twinning programme for a degree infinance?

[1 mark]

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

[1mark]
23 Hakeem is leaving for studies overseas. Meanwhile, where should he go to improve his
English?

[1 mark]

24 Ranjit has to take over his grandfather’s business soon. What should hedo?

[1mark]

25 If you want to become a model you need to enrolfora duration of


course. [1mark]
Section C

[25 marks]
[Time suggested: 50 minutes]
Questions 26-31 are based on the following passage which is about the writer’s journey to
Poon Hill.
1 Shangri- La is a place surrounded by snow-capped mountains where people
live peacefully to a hundred years. The air is supposed to be pure with flowers
everywhere. This was not so in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The town was dusty
with outdated motor vehicles spewing white smoke from inefficient engines. I wason
my way to the base campof Annapurna, a mountainofNepal. 5
2 The next day, I proceeded to Pokara, the starting point of the trek. The start of
the journey was behind some shacks at the side of a shallow ravine where some
Tibetan ladies were selling trinkets to tourist. Once the trekking started it was like a
dream come true. The air was very pure because there were no motor vehicles ofany
kind except helicopters whichflew overhead. 10
3 We crossed suspension bridges like the ones in Indiana Jones movies. The trek
was uphill all the time with little respite. Now and then we came to broad flat ledges
but after that it was climbing up and up again. I took my time and admired the sow-
cappedmountainsandtherusticvillagesIpassedthrough.AllthetimeIwas
conscious of the fresh air I was breathing in. It was invigorating, mostly because it 15
had always been my dream to trek the foothills of the Himalayas.
4 I had chosen the right season- the rains had stopped and the rhododendrons which
grew in bushes and trees were in full bloom. Walking through a forest of
rhododendrons was more like the Shangri-La I had dreamed of. Moss hung from the
branches of these century-old trees. As I sat down to appreciate thevista which 20
spread before me, I heard the porter whistling as he carried my heavy bag past me.
5 Nights were spent in little huts along the trek. It was cold and bathing was a
problem except in rest lodges which had hot water. They used solar power and since
the sun was hardly out when I was there, hot water was in short supply. Foodwas
interesting. It was mainly western food – apple pies and pizzas werecommon. 25
6 At Chomron, I had to wake up at 4 am and walked upPoon Hill in the dark. I
arrived at the summit just as the sun was rising. If there had been music, it would have been
my idea of heaven – clean clear air, cold breeze and the changing colours of the mountain
ranges which surrounded the summit. The panoramic viewwas
astounding as the sun rose and showed clearly each peak with eachpassingminute. 30
There were almost hundred trekkers there but their conversation was quiet. Somehow
sound did not carry well in the chilly rarefiedair.
7 All too soon the sun became too hot and I had to descent. I rested in Chomron
for another night. When I made my final walk to the base camp of Annapurna, Imet
some trekkers who had to stay the night at thelodge.Somewere sufferingfrom 35
mountain sickness. Snow began to fall as I crossed small glaciers where a slip meant
sliding down the valley downbelow.
8 The base camp loomed through the falling snow one kilometre in front. The
climb was steep. It took more than one hour to reach it. What a feeling of successI
had when I took the final step into the lodge of the basecamp. 40

26 (a) From paragraph 1, why was the writer inKathmandu?


……………………………………………………………………………………..[1 mark]
(b) From paragraph 2, which word in this paragraph has the same meaning asornaments?
……………………………………………………………………………………..[1 mark]

27 (a) From paragraph 3, what view fascinated thewriter?


..…………………………………………………………………………………….[1 mark]
(b) From paragraph 4, what gave the writer the impression of being inShangri-La?
(i) ...............................................................................................................................[1mark]
(ii) ..............................................................................................................................[1mark]

28 From paragraph 5, why was it difficult to get hotwater?


.......……………………………………………………………………………….......[1mark]
29 From paragraph6,
(a) why did the writer wake up at 4am?
……………………………………………………………………………………[1 mark]
(b) why couldn’t the writer hear the trekkers’ conversationclearly?
.…………………………………………………………………………………...[1 mark]

30 From paragraph 8, explain in your own words what gave the writer the feeling ofsuccess?
…………………………………………………………………………………………………
…………………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………….[2marks]

31 Based on the passage given, write a summaryon:


 what the writer did along thejourney

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 noteform)
 use materials from lines 6 to27
 not be longer than 130 words, including 10 words givenbelow
 be written in the spaceprovided

Begin your summary as follows:


My journey started off from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal…

………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………............................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................
...........................................................................................................................................................
..........................................................................................................................................[15 marks]