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SECTION A

(10 marks)
(Time suggested: 15 minutes)
Answer all questions in this paper. The text below is about Dato Michelle Yeoh.
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.

Beautiful and talented , Ipoh born Dato Michelle Yeoh is


not your ordinary actress. Though she are stunning in an evening

e.g. is

gown, she have kicked and punched her way to become Asias

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most famous female action star. Michelle is not afraid to riding a

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motorcycle onto a moving train. She is well know for her role as

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the tough Colonel Wai Lin on the James Bond movie Tomorrow

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Never Dies which making her an international star. Michelle has

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a lovely smile that enchants her fans. When ask about success,

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she says, I am very ambitious. I always doing my best,

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because I dont settle to anything less. Michelle is someone

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Malaysians can be truly proud of. Despite his fame and fortune,

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she has not forgot her roots. Though she travels all over the

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world, there is only one place she calls home- Malaysia.


SECTION B
(30 marks)
(Time suggested: 40 minutes)
Question 2
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Read the text below. Then, answer questions (a) (j)

The orang-utans are considered as exclusive great apes of Asia. They are native to Malaysia and
Indonesia. Orang-utans can be separated into two species: the Borneo orang-utan and the Sumatran
orang-utan. Orang-utans are arboreal creatures they spend most of their time on trees. The term for
orang-utan comes from the Malay and Indonesia words orang meaning person and hutan meaning
forest". They have reddish-brown or orange-coloured long hair.
Males and females differ in size and appearance. Dominant adult males have distinctive cheek
pads and produce long calls that attract females and intimidate rivals. The "long call" can be heard 1.2
miles (2 kilometres) away. Younger males do not have these characteristics and resemble adult females.
Orang-utans are more reclusive than other apes.
Males are loners. They are highly intelligent; they use a variety of sophisticated tools and construct
elaborate sleeping nests each night from branches and foliage. They use large leaves as umbrellas and
shelters to protect themselves from the common rain. They forage for food during daylight hours. Most of
their diet consists of fruits and leaves gathered from rain forest trees. They also eat barks, insects and, on
rare occasions, meat.
Conversion of vast areas of tropical forest to oil palm plantations, hunting and the illegal pet has
rapidly decreased the Orang-utans habitat. A number of organisations are working for the rescue,
rehabilitation and reintroduction of orang-utans. The largest of these is the Borneo Orang-utan Survival
Foundation, founded by conservationist Willie Smits.
Adapted

from:

wikipedia.com

Questions ( a) - ( j )
Type of species:
Reasons for the decline of their
Using the information from the text, complete the following graphic organiser.
habitat:
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Characteristics:
Their diet:
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(10
marks)

Questions 3
Read the travel brochure below. Then, answer questions (a) (i)
BUTTERFLY FARM
9 a.m. 6 p.m. (Weekdays)
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8.30 a.m. 7 p.m. (Weekends)


A large collection of tropical butterflies including the beautiful Raja Brooke.
RAAJUS HILL STRAWBERRY FARM
8.30 a.m. 6.30 p.m.
See how strawberries are cultivated using hydroponic. Try the strawberry jam and ice cream
here.
LIM STRAWBERRY FARM
9 a.m. 5 p.m.
For RM30 per person, you can work on the farm and take home half a kilogramme of freshlypicked strawberries.
EE FENG GU HONEY BEE FARM
8 a.m. 7 p.m.
This farm has a garden filled with flowers. Visitors can enjoy the garden and buy honey too. An
indoor maze is also available for children.
CAMERON BHARAT TEA PLANTATION
8.30 a.m. 7 p.m.
No guided tours are available at the tea plantation but the public may walk around some parts of
the plantation. There is a tea house with a scenic view of the plantation.

SUNGEI PALAS TEA ESTATE


9 a.m. 4.30 p.m. (Tuesdays Sundays)
This tea lovers paradise has a visitors centre, caf and gift shop. Visitors can enjoy tea at the
caf while gazing at the beautiful scenery. Experience a 15-minute tour to learn about the teamaking process. There is also a Tea Appreciation Tour for RM35. It includes a guided walk
through the plantation, tea sampling and a tour of the factory.
Questions (a) (d) : Based on the travel brochure, state whether the following statements are TRUE or
FALSE.
(a) Visitors can pick their own strawberries at Lim Strawberry Farm.
(b) Strawberry jam and ice cream are sold at the hydroponic
strawberry

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Farm.
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(c) Raajus Hill Strawberry Farm has an indoor maze.


(d) The Butterfly Farm and the Sungei Palas Tea Estate are open to
Visitors every day.

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Questions (e) (i) : Read the brochure carefully and answer all the questions below.
(e) What time does the Butterfly Farm open on Saturday and Sunday?
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(f) What can visitors do at the EE Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm?

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(g) Fill in the table with an appropriate phrase from the brochure
Meaning

Phrase

i Beautiful landscape

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Ii Recently harvested

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(h) Which place should butterfly lovers visit? Why?


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(1 mark)

(i)
Why do you think Sungei Palas Tea Estate is described as a tea lovers paradise?
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(10 marks)
(j) You plan to visit Cameron Highlands during the school holidays. In about 50 words, write an email to
your friend. In your email:

Encourage him / her to join you


give reasons to support your choice
add other relevant information to make your writing interesting

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Your friend,
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SECTION C
(20 marks)
(Time suggested : 20 minutes)
Question 4
Read the email from Haniz to Kamariah. Then answer the questions that follow.
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Dear Kamariah,
Thank you for the card that you sent. I have pinned it on my personal noticeboard at home. How is
everyone in your family? I hope everyone is well rested after the holiday.
I am flattered that you have written to seek my advice on how to help your friend. Emily, overcome
her shyness. Well, all of us experience shyness in our lives. However, it shouldnt make us feel lonely or
affect our self-esteem.
This is what you can do to help Emily. First, empathise with her situation. Tell her you know how
she feels and that it is all right to feel anxious about speaking in a group. Allow her to tell you how she
feels. Tell her about your own bouts of shyness. She will not feel all alone.
Then, you can invite Emily to an outing with your friends. This will give her the opportunity to
interact with different people. She will grow more comfortable in groups if she continues to participate in
social interactions. She will not feel all alone either because you are there to give her support.
It would also be a good thing if you could tell her to stop thinking of herself as a shy person. When
she keeps thinking that she is shy, she will continue to act that way to fit the label. Ask her to think about
how to be a confident person.
You can be a role model to her as well. She will observe how you interact with your friends or
initiate a conversation. She can model that behavior to help overcome her shyness.
I hope these tips will help you bring your friend out of her shell. Please let me know how everything
turns out. I wish you the best of luck.
Your cousin,
Haniz

Read the email carefully and answer questions (a) (i)


(a) What did Kamariah send to Haniz?
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(b) How does Haniz feel about Kamariahs request for some advice?
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(c) List two disadvantanges of shyness.
(i)

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(ii)

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(d) How can Kamariah show Emily that she understands her problem?
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(e) Fill in the table with an appropriate word or phrase from the email
i)

Meaning
confidence

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ii)

able to understand someones


feelings

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iii)

short periods

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iv)

communicating with people in a


group

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(f) How can Kamariah provide more opportunity for Emily to be interested to join in a group?
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(g) As a role model, how will Kamariah be able to help Emily?
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(h) Why do you think Kamariah may be a good role model to Emily? Give two reasons.
i.

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(i) Give 2 other suggestions to help Emily overcome her shyness.
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(15
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Question 5
Read the poem below carefully. Then, answer questions (a) (d).

I WONDER
I wonder why the grass is green,
And why the wind is never seen?
Who taught the birds to build a nest,
And told the trees to take a rest ?

Who lights the stars, when they blow out,


And makes the lightning flash about?
Who paints the rainbow in the sky,
And hangs the fluffy clouds so high?

Why is it now, do you suppose,


O, when the moon is not quite round, That Dad wont tell me, if he knows?
Where can the missing bit be found?
Jeannie Kirby

(a) In stanza two, what does the persona wonder about the birds?
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(b) In stanza five, what does the word fluffy tell us about the clouds?
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(c) In stanza six, what does the word he refers to?
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(d) How would you feel if your questions are not answered? What would you do to get the answers?
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(5 marks)

SECTION D
(40 marks)
(Time suggested : 45 minutes)
Question 6
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You should spend 30 minutes on this question.


Your class went on a visit to an Old Folks Home. As the class secretary, write a report for the school
magazine.
Activities:

made the beds


had lunch
sang songs played games

When writing out your report:

You must use the notes given


Describe what happened
Express what you felt
Add two other activities that you carried out during the visit
Write between 120 and 150 words.

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Question 7
You should spend 15 minutes on this question.
The following are the novels studied in the Literature Component in English Language.
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1. Around the World in 80 Days

Jules Verne

2. How I Met Myself

David A. Hill

3. The Railway Children

Edith Nesbit (retold by John Escott)

Based on one of the novels above, describe a character that shows determination.
Why do you choose the person?
Support your answer with evidence from the novel.
Write:
In not less than 50 words
In continuous writing (not in note form)
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(10 marks)

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