SULIT

6355/1
English for
Science and
Technology
Kertas 1
SEPTEMBER 2008
1 1/4 jam

JPN PAHANG
PEPERIKSAAN PERCUBAAN SPM TAHUN 2008
TINGKATAN 5

ENGLISH FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (EST)
Kertas 1
Satu jam lima belas minit

JANGAN BUKA KERTAS SOALAN INI SEHINGGA DIBERITAHU
Arahan:
1. Kertas soalan ini mengandungi dua bahagian:
Bahagian A dan Bahagian B.
2. Jawab semua soalan.
3. Tuliskan semua jawapan anda untuk Bahagian A dan Bahagian B di ruangan
yang disediakan.
4. Anda dinasihati supaya mengambil masa 30 minit untuk menjawab soalan
dalam Bahagian A dan 45 minit untuk menjawab soalan dalam BahagiaB.
Instructions:
1. This question paper consists of two sections: Section A and Section B.
2. Answer all questions.
3. Write all your answers for Section A and Section B in the spaces provided.
4. You are advised to spend 30 minutes to answer the questions in Section A
and 45 minutes on the question in Section B.
Section
Section A
Question 1

Marks
10

Question 2

10

Section B

30

Total

50

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Section A
[20 marks]
[Time suggested: 30 minutes]

Question 1
Read the following text and complete the given task.
Does stored water ever go bad? A simple experiment provides a clue. Fill a
bucket with tap water and leave it outside for a week. After seven days, algae and
various other life forms can be found in the water. Water stored in an open container is
akin to the water stored in the bucket in the experiment.
Water can also become unfit for consumption due to leachates, that is when
something leaches from the container into the water. One good example is water in a
lead container. Lead leaches into the water and contaminates it. Therefore, it is
important to ensure that the container in which water is stored is made from a food
grade material to prevent leaching problems. Some good examples of such materials
are glass, stainless steel and some plastics. Plastic soda bottles or large 5-gallon
containers specifically intended for water storage are suitable.
There are several methods for storing emergency quantity of potable water for
the purposes of drinking, cooking or brushing teeth. The first step in bottling water is to
clear the water by letting it settle for several hours and the filtering it with a clean cloth.
This removes organic matter such as soil or vegetative debris. Bacteria that have
already bonded to these materials are hard to kill during filtering.
Disinfecting water can be done either through boiling the water, chlorination,
using iodine or exposure to ultraviolet sunlight radiation. Boiling the water for at least
two minutes will kill most disease-causing organisms.

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Based on the information from the text, complete the graphic organizer below.

DRINKING WATER

Factors causing water to
become unfit for drinking

Methods for storing
potable water

3)……………

4)……………

….…………

….…………

Disinfecting

1)…………………………
..………………………..
2)…………………………
Removes
organic matter

…………………………

Plastic soda bottles
5)…………………………
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6)…………………………
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7)…………………………..
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8)…………………………..
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9)…………….…………….
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10)…………………………
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[10 marks]

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Question 2
Read the following text and complete the given task.
Chemical Weapons are also called chemical warfare. A chemical weapon is a
toxic substance used to cause injury or death. It can be a solid, a liquid or a gas. Military
organizations have developed many of these chemicals, such as mustard gas. Some
hazardous chemicals can be made from everyday products, like household cleaners. All
of these could be used in a chemical attack. Chemical weapons can cause a wide range
of symptoms, including blood poisoning, nausea and vomiting, burning eyes and lungs,
choking and unconsciousness. Some can cause death.
Based on the information from the text, complete the table below.
Chemical Weapons
1. ___________________________________________
State of existence

2. ___________________________________________
3. ___________________________________________

Area used

4. ___________________________________________

Example

5. ___________________________________________

Characteristic

6. ___________________________________________

7. ___________________________________________
8. ___________________________________________
Effects
(to the victims)

9. ___________________________________________
10. ___________________________________________

[10 marks]
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Section B
[30 marks]
[Time suggested: 45 minutes]
Space exploration has become a hot issue in our country since our first
cosmonaut landed on the moon in 2007. However, space exploration is a debatable
topic since it costs a lot of money. As a science student, would you be in favour of
space exploration or are you against it? Using the information which you have gathered
earlier (as shown in the table below), write a report to your science magazine, giving
your arguments.
Space exploration
Benefits

Drawbacks

Gain more knowledge about the
universe

Programmes and activities cost a lot
of money

Give rise to scientific and
technological developments

Participating countries need to have
long term fundings for space projects
- sponsorship necessary

Applications of space technology

Time consuming – in depth research

Not many people can join the space

can be used in other fields –
communication, defence, geology

Find other suitable places to live,
in case Earth is one day no longer

exploration mission

habitable
Your report should include the following:
• Comparison between the benefits and drawbacks
• The stand you have chosen
• Reasons why you have chosen this stand over the other
You may include any other relevant information to make your report more
comprehensive. Your report should not be less than 200 words.

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