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SECTION A

[20 marks]
[Time suggested : 15 minutes]

The text below is about plants.
Question 1-10 are based on the text . The first and the last lines are correct .For the
remaining lines , there is one grammatical error in each line .
Underline the error and write the correct word in the space provided . An example has
been given .The correct word must not change the meaning of the sentence . There are
no spelling errors in this text.

A solar system is the name we give to a sun and all the things that go
around it. Our solar system includes the nine planets and more then sixty e.g than
moons. Many smaller object that orbit the sun such as comets and asteroids 1._________
are also part of the solar system. The nine planets off our solar system are 2._________
different in size. They were also at different distances from the sun.

3._________

Mercury is the close planet to the sun followed by Venus, Earth, Mars, 4._________
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. They all orbit at difference speeds. 5. ________
It take one year for Earth to go around the sun each time. Asteroids are lumps 6. ________
of rocks founded in space. Millions of asteroids orbit the sun between planet 7. ________
Mars with Jupiter. Comets are balls of snow and dust that

follow 8. ________

a oval-shaped orbit rather than a circular orbit around the sun. When a comet 9. ________
is close to the sun, the snow turns into gas and make a long tail as it moves 10. _______
across space. The solar system is not only awesome but spectacular.

(Adapted from Looking At Space by David Glover)

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SECTION B
[20 marks]
[Time suggested : 25 minutes]
Questions 11-19 are based on the poster below.

GAMES CARNIVAL
(Off-season activities)
Organised by: Muda District Education Department
Date: 10 – 14 October 2014
Time: 8.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m
Venue: Muda Sports Complex, Sungai Petani, Kedah
Sponsored by: Wira Sports
Officiated by: Kedah State Education Officer
OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS IN KEDAH
Games Organised:
Games

Under 12

Under 14

Under 16

Football

Boys

Boys & Girls

Boys & Girls

Hockey

Boys & Girls

Boys & Girls

Boys & Girls

Netball

Girls

-

Girls

All participants will receive a certificate each
All winners will receive additional gifts :

Prizes:
1st : Trophy & cash RM500.00
2nd : Trophy & cash RM300.00
3rd : Cash RM200.00

T-shirt

Key chain

Book voucher

Objectives :

Enhance healthy relationship among students

Develop interest among students in sports

Educate students on the importance of sports

Registration forms can be obtained at:

Muda District Education Department

www.mudaEd.com.my

Registration can be done online
Deadline : 7 October 2014
Schools interested can call
Mr.Didi at 04-4567890
for further details
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Questions 11-15
Based on the poster, state whether the following statements are TRUE or FALSE.

11

The Games Carnival will be held throughout the year.

_________

[1 mark]

12

All schools in Kedah are allowed to participate in this carnival.

_________

[1 mark]

13

Every winner in this carnival will receive a trophy.

_________

[1 mark]

14

Certificates will be given to those who take part in the games.

_________

[1 mark]

15

Boys can participate in all the games organised.

_________

[1 mark]

Questions 16-20
Read the poster carefully and answer all the questions below

16.

Name the game in the carnival that is open to both boys and girls for all categories.
_________________________________________________________________

17.

State a gift for the winners other than the trophy and cash.
_________________________________________________________________

18.

[1 mark]

What can the competitors learn from participating in the carnival?
_________________________________________________________________

19.

[1 mark]

[1 mark]

Replace the meanings in the table with the correct word/phrase from the poster.
Meaning

Word/phrase

a) good ties

[1 mark]

b) the last day

[1 mark]

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Question 20

Your friend is not interested in any sports. In about 50 words, encourage your friend to
take part in a game.
In your message:

name the game that is suitable for him

tell him the benefits of taking part in sports

You may use the details in the poster as a guide in your writing.

Dear ____________ ,

_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

From,
_______________

(10 marks)

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SECTION C
[15 marks]
[Time suggested : 25 minutes]
Questions 21 - 27 are based on a newspaper report.

A bear pounced on a 60-year-old woman and dragged her into a jungle not far from
where she was tapping rubber in Kampung Pasir Hitam in Jengka, Pahang.
Aminah Yahaya's painful screams caught the attention of her husband, who threw a
sickle at the beast and hit it with a tree branch to force it to release her, Metro Daily reported.
Recalling the horrifying incident from her hospital bed in Pekan, Aminah said she and her
husband Manan Othman,63, had gone on their usual routine to tap rubber in their estate on
Thursday morning.
At about 8.30 in the morning, a huge black bear, almost six feet in height, suddenly
came from behind. It attacked and dragged her for several metres into the thick jungle. At
first, she was too stunned to react but after the initial shock, she decided to fight back.
"I struggled and screamed but it did not let go. It bit into my head and neck. I
screamed louder and said a little prayer."
The sight of blood from her wounds and the intense pain almost made her lose hope.
Fortunately for her, her husband was not far away. Manan said he shuddered at the thought
of what could have happened if he was not nearby to hear his wife's screams. As their
plantation was in a remote area, there was no one else to help them.
Terengganu Wildlife and National Parks Department had received a report on the
incident and would set up traps to prevent wild animals from encroaching into plantations.
The department also warned that encounters between humans and animals are bound to
increase, as hungry and threatened wild animals face a shrinking habitat.

Adapted from The Star

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Questions 21 – 24
Read the newspaper report carefully and answer the questions below.

21

Name the village where the incident happened.
___________________________________________________________

22

How did Manan force the bear to let go of his wife?
___________________________________________________________

23

[1mark]

What were Manan and Aminah doing in their plantation on Thursday morning?
___________________________________________________________

24

[1 mark]

[1 mark]

a) Did Aminah fight back in the beginning when the bear attacked her?
___________________________________________________________

[1 mark]

b) Aminah nearly gave up fighting the bear. Why?
___________________________________________________________
c)

[1 mark]

Why didn't others help Manan and his wife?

___________________________________________________________

[1 mark]

d) According to the newspaper report, what do the authorities plan to do to
stop encounters between humans and animals?
___________________________________________________________

25

[1 mark]

Fill in the table with appropriate words/phrases from the newspaper report.
Meaning

Word/Phrase

a) frightening
b) great
[3 marks]

c) surrender
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27

State 2 possible reasons why the bear attacked Aminah.
i.

_________________________________________________

ii.

_________________________________________________

[2 marks]

List 3 precautions people can take when they work near the jungle.
i.

_________________________________________________

[1 mark]

ii.

_________________________________________________

[1 mark]

iii.

_________________________________________________

[1 mark]

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SECTION D
[45 marks]
[Time suggested : 55 minutes]
Question 28
Part 1 – Shorter writing task
You should spend 20 minutes on this question.

Dear Siti,
How are you? I have been very busy with lots of activities in school lately. I used to
have ample time to do things, but now I feel my day is so packed. I don’t have enough
time to study. What should I do? Can you advise me on how to study effectively?
Love,
Shila
Your friend has asked for your advice on How To Study Effectively. In about 100 words,
write a message to him/her telling him/her ways to study effectively. Use the notes below to
help you.
 Motivate your friend
 Suggest ways to manage time well
 Give ways to study effectively

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From,
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Question 28:
[15 marks]

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Part II – Longer writing task
You should spend 35 minutes on this question.
You celebrated Teacher’s Day in your school recently. Write a recount of what you saw and
did on that day.

http://www.hdpaperwall.com/teachers-day/
In your recount:

give the date and venue

state the activities carried out

express your feelings on that day

Make sure your recount is between 150 to 200 words

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[30 marks]

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