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SULIT 1119/2

Bahasa Inggeris
Oktober 2012
2 ¼ jam

Kertas ini mengandungi 20 halaman bercetak

1119/2 © 2012 Hak Cipta BPSBPSK SULIT

Nama : ……………………………………………… Tingkatan : ………………


BAHAGIAN PENGURUSAN
SEKOLAH BERASRAMA PENUH DAN SEKOLAH KECEMERLANGAN
KEMENTERIAN PELAJARAN MALAYSIA


PENTAKSIRAN DIAGNOSTIK AKADEMIK SBP 2012

PEPERIKSAAN AKHIR TAHUN (TINGKATAN 4)


BAHASA INGGERIS

Kertas 2

2 jam 15 minit


JANGAN BUKA KERTAS SOALAN SEHINGGA DIBERITAHU
Arahan
1. Kertas soalan ini mengandungi empat bahagian:
Bahagian A, Bahagian B, Bahagian C dan Bahagian D.
2. Jawab semua bahagian.
3. Anda dinasihatkan supaya mengambil masa 25 minit
untuk menjawab soalan Bahagian A, 25 minit
untuk Bahagian B, 50 minit untuk Bahagian C
dan 35 minit untuk Bahagian D.


Instructions
1. This question paper consists of four sections:
Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D.
2. Answer all questions.
3. You are advised to spend 25 minutes on Section A,
25 minutes on Section B, 50 minutes on Section C
and 35 minutes on Section D.

For Examiner’s Use
Section Total Marks
A 15
B 10
C 25
D 20
Total 70
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Section A
[15 marks]
[Time suggested : 25 minutes]


mtv5
8.00 pm 5 Edition

8.30 pm Spirit of London

9.30 pm Terranova

10.30 pm Mandarin 5

11.00 pm Sunday Movie

Maiden Heist : Three museum guards
plot to steal back the artworks they
have become attached to after they are
transferred to another museum.

1.00 am CSI Miami

2.00 am Close



1 Based on the movie synopsis above, the guards plan to steal the artworks because
A they like the old building
B they simply love the artworks
C they work at another museum
D they are attached to a new work place


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Blaze almost destroys factory

2 The news headline above tells us that the factory is
A nearly broken by the fire
B almost scarred by the fire
C nearly damaged by the fire
D almost crumbled by the fire

Going Green
The government’s plan to set up “green neighbourhoods” and “low-carbon cities” is
wonderful and demonstrates our commitmentto reducing the national carbon footprint
by up to 40% by 2020.
While we do our part by acting on the 3Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle, I hope
town planners will create environments that are conducive to our well-being by giving
us more facilities like cycling and walking paths.
At school, our children are engaged in “green activities” and learning to appreciate
and protect the environment.
All this works well for our country, as we keep up with the pace of development
while taking care of Mother Earth.

Proud Citizen


3 Proud Citizen is happy because
A the government has established “low-carbon cities”
B efforts have been made to take care of Mother Earth
C town planners successfully create conducive environments in the cities
D adequate facilities to save our environment are already provided to the people

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When it comes to making MERRICOLD 100% Juice,
we let nature do the work. We use the freshest sun-ripened fruits,
with no added sugar, no preservatives and no artificial colouring.
We serve only pure juice bursting with Vitamin C and anti-oxidants,
so you enjoy naturally delicious juice every time,
just the way Mother Nature had intended.

MERRICOLD
100% Juice
APPLE




MERRICOLD 100% JUICE
As pure as nature’s best


4 Which of the following statementsis true about the advertisement above?
A The juice is colourless
B The drink has a lot of vitamins
C Mother Nature provides apple juice
D The fruits used are naturally ripened




I applaud the motorist’s quick action
in preventing the woman from becoming
another snatch theft victim. Civic-consciousness
is still alive and kicking in our society after all!


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5 The expression alive and kicking in the context above canbe replaced with
A in service
B in practice
C in demand
D in popularity



500 more wireless Sabah villages

SANDAKAN: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)
is aiming at establishing 500 more wireless villages in Sabah by the end of the year.
Sabah and Labuan Region MCMC director Bukhari Yahya said it planned to increase the
number of wireless villages in the state.
“With the facilities, villagers can have free and easy Internet access to explore the
borderless world and improve their knowledge in information and communications
technology.”
Bukhari said that MCMC had also intensified its efforts to upgrade the 3G technology
to ensure better coverage for users. He said the efforts were in line with the setting up of
28 more Malaysia Internet Centres, formerly known as Community Broadband Centre, in
the state. – Bernama




6 Which of the following information best describes the wireless villages in this report?
A 3G technology
B Borderless world
C Easy Internet access
D Community Broadband Centre
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Ringing in good solutions

Many are against school-children bringing mobile phones to school but I
disagree with them. To me, it’s all about how it would be used and the rules laid
down by school administrations.
Perhaps the Education Ministry can come up with guidelines on how and
when students can use mobile phones at school. Mobile phones are necessary for
parents who need to reach their children and for children to call for help when in
danger or trouble.
Concerned Mum




7 Based on the extract above, Concerned Mum feels that

A students bringing mobile phones to school is very useful
B the ministry needs to teach students on how to use mobile phones
C school administrations should impose harsh rules on the use of mobile phones
D mobile phones are vital for parents to keep track on their children’s
movements











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8 From the dialogue above, we know that John

A has lost his job
B is shocked about the fire
C needs not worry about work
D plans on taking up a new occupation



















John, we don’t
need you atthis
office anymore.
You’re fired!
Oh no!
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Questions 9 – 15are based on the following passage. Choose the best answer to fill in each blank.

Bats are nocturnal mammals mostly seen at night. They are only __9__ at that time because
they are sensitive to light. These mammals can only hunt at night and not during the day as
__10__hairless wings would dry out in the sun. To locate their prey, they send out sound pulses or
vibrations __11__their mouths or noses, which echo back. This helps them locate their prey
easily.There are many types of bats. The fruit bats scatter the __12__of fruits they eat. The vampire
bats meanwhile feed on the blood of animals such as horses and cattle.
Another interesting characteristic of bats is that they hung upside down. They do so simply
__13__ their legs and feet are small and not strong enough to support their body weight. Doing this
also helps them to __14__ from a high spot. You may wonder for how long they __15__ hang upside
down. Amazingly, even after they are dead, they continue to do so.

9 A see 13 A due
B sees B cause
C seen C owing
D seeing D because

10 A they 14 A take in
B their B take off
C them C take out
D theirs D take over

11 A into 15 A can
B over B will
C across C must
D through D shall

12 A skin
B seeds
C section
D segments
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Section B
[10 marks]
[Time suggested : 25 minutes]
Questions 16 – 25
Read the information in the poster below and answer the questions that follow.


Friendship Day Dedication Contest

Organised by

Aluna Water Park & Modern Teens Magazines

Show your appreciation and care for your friends.
Submit your most creative dedication to your friends.
The three most creative entries will win

 5 free Entry Tickets to Aluna Water Park

 1 year free subscription to Modern Teens Magazines

How to participate :

 Submit your dedication in not more than 40 words
 Include your full name, I.C. number, contact number and your friend’s name
 Fax to 03-22211002 or e-mail to friendsforever@modernteens.com.my

Deadline : 10 November 2012

Terms and Conditions :
1. The decision of the judges is final
2. Winners will be notified by telephone
3. Prizes are not exchangeable for cash



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Questions 16 – 25
Using the information given, write short answers in the spaces provided.

Name of contest
16 _________________________________________________


Prizes

17 ____________________
____________________
____________________

18 ____________________
____________________
____________________


Organisers

19 _____________________
_____________________
_____________________

20_____________________
_____________________
_____________________


Methods of sending entries

21 _____________________
_____________________
_____________________

22_____________________
_____________________
_____________________


Length of dedication

23
_____________________
____________________
_____________________


Closing date


24 _____________________
_____________________
_____________________

Winners will be informed
by

25 _____________________
_____________________
_____________________

[10 marks]
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Section C
[25 marks]
[Time suggested : 50minutes]

Questions 26 – 31 are based on the following passage.
1 I travelled to Singapore from my home in Trang, Thailand, on 21 March last year for a four-
week English course. If all went well, I would hopefully complete my secondary school
education there. Even though I was 14 and it was my first time abroad alone, my parents
didn’t worry too much because I would be staying with a guardian family. I was enjoying
my month in Singapore.




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2 On 3 April, I made plans to meet my friends at East Coast Park, so we could hang out one
last time before I returned to Bangkok in five days. That morning, I walked to the MRT
station in Ang Mo Kio. I found a spot just behind the yellow line that stops people from
standing too close to the edge of the platform. Soon, I could feel the pressure of the crowd
at my back.




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3 Just as the train approached the station, the crowd pressed forward. I felt someone pushing
me, and though I tried to resist, I lost my balance. Seconds before the train arrived, I fell
across the tracks. Before too long, the train’s front wheels rolled across my legs. By the
time the train stopped, I was trapped underneath.It was all very strange though I could hear
people screaming. I didn’t fully realise what had happened. Then I looked at my legs. The
train wheel had run directly over my right kneecap and just below my left kneecap. It was
like each leg had been cut into two. The bones were completely broken, and there was only
fresh and tattered skin below the point where the wheel had hit each leg.




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4 My legs were completely numb, but my face was intensely hot, covered with blood that
flowed from a gash on my forehead. I must have hit something as I fell.Looking toward the
platform, I shouted, “Help me! Help me! Quickly, quickly!” I didn’t cry because I knew I
might not be able to control myself.

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5 The rescue team arrived shortly and a man crawled under the train and put an oxygen mask
over my face. As he placed a harness around me to lift me out, I told him I was from
Thailand and asked him to bring my legs with me. I was taken straight to Tan Tok Seng
Hospital. During the ambulance ride, my thoughts flew - How could I tell my mum and dad
about the accident? What if they couldn’t reattach my legs, how would I go back to school?
How would I live my life after this?


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6 At the hospital, I was taken to the operating room where a doctor asked me many questions.
I think he was trying to assess how well I responded. Finally, he told me that they would not
be able to reattach my legs. I accepted what he said. Whatever was going to happen would
happen. There was no point in crying about what was already lost. I was given anaesthetic
for the surgery, but I didn’t lose consciousness for a while. I could hear the bone saw
cutting through my legs. It only took five minutes. The doctor had finished before I passed
out. I later learned that officials from the Thai Embassy in Singapore had come to the
hospital and had contacted my father. My mother was in shock. She couldn’t accept that I

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had lost my legs.



7 I stayed in the hospital for two months and ten days. Then a magical thing happened. Her
Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the second daughter of the King of
Thailand, learned about my accident and had me transferred to a rehabilitation centre back
home. She also offered me the chance to finish my education at the Chitralada School in
Bangkok. I was so happy because the school is very difficult to get into. It was very kind of
her to help out an ordinary person like me.


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8 At the rehabilitation centre, I was fitted with German-made prosthetic legs, which cost
several million baht. Learning to walk again was difficult. Every step needed a lot of
training.

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9 I’m often asked how I can still smile despite my accident. I told them that what I have lost
are legs, not my life. I think my positive attitude comes from how my parents raised me.
This is what my dad said in an interview, “I tell both my daughters that nothing is certain. I
could die tomorrow or in the next five years. Anything could happen-like a tsunami-so we
always have to be prepared. We have to know how to solve our problems. I think my
daughter handled this accident very well.”



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(Adapted from Reader’s Digest, February 2012)


26 (a) From paragraph 1, why did the writer travel to Singapore?

_____________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]

(b) From paragraph 2, where was the writer standing while waiting for the train?

_____________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]

27 (a) From paragraph 3, what caused the writer to fall on the track?

_____________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]

(b) From paragraph 4, how did the writer get the gash on her forehead?

_____________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]
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28 (a) From paragraph 5, describe two things that the writer was worried abouton theway
to the hospital.


(i)___________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]


(ii)__________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]

(b) From paragraph 6, which word has the same meaning as ‘evaluate’?
_____________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]
29 From paragraph 7, how long was the writer hospitalised?

_____________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]

30 If you were the writer’s friend, how would you help her? Suggest two ways.

(i)___________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]


(ii)__________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]

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31 Based on the passage, write a summary on
 how the writer was rescued and
 what happened to her after the operation.

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 line 19 to line 46.
 not be longer than 130 words, including the 10 words given below

Begin your summary as follows:

Realising that she was injured, the writer shouted for help…
[15 marks]

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Section D
[20 marks]
[Time suggested : 35 minutes]

32 Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow.

IN THE MIDST OF HARDSHIP

At dawn 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 complaint
now they are in the kitchen, making
jokes while rolling their cigarette leaves

Latiff Mohidin



(a) What did the persona notice about the villagers’ brows when they returned home?

__________________________________________________________ [1 mark]

(b) Based on stanza 2, what did they find in the water?

(i) ____________________________________________________ [1 mark]

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(ii) ____________________________________________________ [1 mark]


(c) If you were born amidst hardship, what would you do to change your life for the
better?

(i) ____________________________________________________ [ 1 mark]


(ii) ____________________________________________________ [ 1 mark]



33 Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow.

HE HAD SUCH QUIET EYES

He had such quiet eyes
She did not realise
They were two pools of lies
Layered with thinnest ice
To her, those quiet eyes
Were breathing desolate sighs
Imploring her to be nice
And to render him paradise

If only she’d been wise
And had listened to the advice
Never to compromise
With pleasure-seeking guys
She’d be free from “the hows and whys”

Now here’s a bit of advice
Be sure that nice really means nice
Then you’ll never be losing at dice
Though you may lose your heart once or twice

Bibsy Soenharjo



(a) Which word in stanza 1 has the same meaning as “requesting”?

__________________________________________________________ [1 mark]

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(b) Based on stanzas 1 and 2, describe the possible mistakes made by the girl.

(i) ____________________________________________________ [1 mark]


(ii) ____________________________________________________ [1 mark]


(c) Suggest two ways the government can prevent “pleasure-seeking guys” from
cheating teenage girls.

(i) ____________________________________________________ [1 mark]


(ii) ____________________________________________________ [1 mark]


34 The following are the short stories studied in the literature component in English
Language.
QWERTYUIOP - Vivien Alcock
The Fruitcake Special - Frank Brennan
Choose any one of the short stories above and answer the question below.
Do you like the ending of the story? Give reasons to support your answer, with close
reference to the text.
[10 marks]
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ANSWER SHEET

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 the space for the new answer.

Example :
A B C D


1. A B C D 9. A B C D
2. A B C D 10. A B C D
3. A B C D 11. A B C D
4. A B C D 12. A B C D
5. A B C D 13. A B C D
6. A B C D 14. A B C D
7. A B C D 15. A B C D
8. A B C D

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

mtv5
8.00 pm 8.30 pm 9.30 pm 10.30 pm 11.00 pm 5 Edition Spirit of London Terranova Mandarin 5 Sunday Movie Maiden Heist : Three museum guards plot to steal back the artworks they have become attached to after they are transferred to another museum. 1.00 am 2.00 am CSI Miami Close

1 Based on the movie synopsis above, the guards plan to steal the artworks because A they like the old building B they simply love the artworks C they work at another museum D they are attached to a new work place

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