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JABATAN PELAJARAN PERAK
KEMENTERIAN PENDIDIKAN MALAYSIA
LEARNING TO SCORE 2005
SET 1

BAHASA INGGERIS
Kertas 2
Dua jam lima belas minit

JANGAN BUKA KERTAS SOALAN INI SEHINGGA DIBERITAHU
Arahan:
1. Kertas soalan ini mengandungi empat
bahagian .
2. Jawab semua bahagian.
3. Anda dinasihati supaya mengambil masa
25 minit untuk menjawab Bahagian A, 25
minit untuk menjawab Bahagian B, 50
minit untuk Bahagian C dan 35 minit untuk
Bahagian D.
4. Soalan-soalan yang dikemukakan dalam
kertas ini mungkin mempunyai tiga atau
empat pilihan jawapan.
Instructions:
1. This question paper consists of four
sections.
2. Answer all sections.
3. You are advised to spend about 25
minutes on Section A, 25 minutes on
Section B, 50 minutes on Section C and
35 minutes on Section D.
4. Questions in this paper might have three
or four options.

Examiner’s
Code
Section

Marks

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15

B

10

C

25

D

25

Total

75

Kertas ini mengandungi 22 halaman bercetak.

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Section A
[15 marks ]

Questions 1 – 8
For each of the questions, read the question first and then study the information given to find
the best answer. Then, circle that answer in the answer sheet provided.
Question 1
Read the newspaper report and answer the question that follows.

JOHOR BAHRU, Tue - Two of the 233 containers filled with toxic waste from Taiwan has
started to leak. This had sparked fears of contamination among port workers at the Johor
Port in Pasir Gudang. Initial investigations showed that the leakage could be
due to the rusting of the steel barrels containing the toxic waste and not the containers.

(Adapted from

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The Star)

According to the report, the leakage was caused by
A

corrosion of the containers.

B

corrosion of the barrels.

C

improper storage.

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Question 2
Read the sign below which appears in a parking lot and answer the question that follows.

FOR SPECIAL PEOPLE ONLY

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The above parking sign wants people to
A

park as they wish.

B

park if there is no vehicle.

C

give way to physically challenged people.

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Question 3
Read the advertisement below and answer the question that follows.

Ultimate Performance and Multimedia Action
Intel Pentium 4 Processor 530 with HT Technology
(3.0 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

RM 2,699
0% INTEREST INSTALMENT OF RM 225 PER MONTH

Promotion ends 15th April 2005

Free update to
DVD Burner worth RM342

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From the advertisement above, we know that the
A

computer can only be purchased by cash.

B

price will be the same after 15th April 2005.

C

computer can be purchased by cash or by instalment.

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Question 4
Read the advertisement below and answer the question that follows.

SMS TO WIN PRIZES AT ProJET
So easy to enter!

Spend RM25 on Enertec petrol or Destina products
in a single receipt to stand a chance of winning

Every RM25 purchase entitles you to one entry
Daily prizes to be won!


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Contest runs for 77 days
The 77th qualified entry for the day wins the daily prize

From the advertisement above, the SMS contest is
A

for those who purchase Enertec products only.

B

carried out till the end of the year.

C

giving daily prizes.

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Question 5
Study the information below and answer the question that follows.

50% of the students in SMK Batu Kelikir enjoy playing tennis while 30% like badminton.
15% prefer hockey whereas the rest are fond of playing table-tennis.

5

Select the pie-chart that best represents the information above

A

C

B

D

Tennis
Badminton
Hockey
Table-Tennis

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Question 6
Read the message carefully. Then, answer the question that follows.

John,
Please fetch your brother at 5.00 p.m. and drop by En. Halim’s laundry and collect
our laundry before 6.30 p.m. Don’t forget to buy some food for you and your brother. Mum
and I will be late.

Dad

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From the message, we know that John has to
A

drop his brother after 5.00 p.m.

B

send the laundry before fetching his brother.

C

collect the laundry while on the way to fetch his brother.

D

fetch his brother at 5.00 p.m. and later collect the laundry.

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Questions 7 - 8
Study the cartoon strip below and answer the questions that follow

The Star 5 February 2005

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From the cartoon strip above, we know that the father
A

is always right.

B

never gives in at all.

C

always follows what he says.

D

does not practise what he says.

In this situation, we can say that the father is
A

tolerant towards Helga.

B

impatient with Helga.

C

angry with Helga.

D

afraid of Helga.

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Questions 9 – 15
Read the following passage and choose the best answer. Then, circle the answer in the
answer sheet provided.
Albania is a country of ancient cavitations. It offers travellers the opportunity to
explore many 9 historical monuments and ruins. This is a country that would surprise 10
traveller with many spots of delightful natural beauty. The country
mountain peaks

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some stunning

regions. For example the 1612m high Dajti Mountain with its

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National Park, the Pass at Llogara National Park and the plateau village of Voskopoja with
14

winter sports. Finally, there is a vast area of the Albanian Alps which is home to many

15 natural parks, deep caves and stunning scenery. The Ionian coast has some of the most
beautiful sceneries in the country.
(Adapted from ATD Adventure Travel Desk)
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mind-numbing

B

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renowned

fascinating

B

incredibly

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tedious

C

peculiar

D

dreary

D

amaze

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any

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it’s

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most

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its

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much

C

it

D

many
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beauty

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have

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beautify

B

had

C

beautiful

C

has

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for

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but

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and

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with

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Section B
[10 marks ]
Questions 16 – 25
Read the information given below and then answer the questions that follow.
Bukit Timah Hill

Malay Heritage Centre

At the heart of the Bukit Timah Nature
Reserve lies Singapore’s highest point –
Bukit Timah Hill, at 164 metres above
sea level.
Well-marked paths meander
through the jungle. Hikers can spot exotic
birds, butterflies, monkeys, squirrels and
flying lemurs as well as unique plantlife like
the insect-eating pitcher plant.

Walk through a village setting, and have
a better understanding of the living
conditions of the Malay community. Have a
glimpse of the Malay film-making industry
through exhibits that relate to the importance
of this economic segment in the early days.
Guided tours are available through prior
booking.

Chinatown Heritage Centre

Sentosa Island

Located in three newly restored shophouses
at the ethnic quarters of Chinatown, the
Chinatown Heritage Centre houses a wealth
of memories and untold stories of how
Singapore’s early forefathers had settled in
this area after their perilous journey from
afar.

A former British military base, Sentosa was
transformed into an island resort in 1972 for
the enjoyment and recreation of everyone. It
is just minutes away by cable car, ferry or via
a 710-metre road link. One can find lush
green surroundings to explore and two
challenging
international
18-hole
golf
courses with scenic views.

The Singapore River

NUS Museum

Stroll along the banks of the river or hop onto
a glass-top boat or bumboat and enjoy a
leisure cruise on the river. Choose from a
range of riverboat services available – loop
hop-on and hop-off, river express, river taxi
and leisure sightseeing tours.

The museum, under the care of the National
University of Singapore, offers a memorable
experience for anyone seeking a taste of
ancient culture and contemporary artworks of
Asia. Watch China’s 7,000 years of rich
culture unfold before your eyes.

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Questions 21 – 20
For each of the descriptions below, name the place of interests that the following people
should visit.
No.
16
17
18
19
20

Description

Place of interest

Azlan is doing research on old Malay
movies.

[1 mark ]

Meng Chai is planning to take his parents
for an enjoyable boat ride.

[1 mark ]

Veerapan is inviting his friends to play
golf over the weekend.

[1 mark ]

Michael is interested in taking pictures of
birds.

[1 mark ]

Chee Keong is taking his son to see
works of art by Asian artists.

[1 mark ]

Questions 21 – 25
Based on the information given, give short answers to the following questions.
21

How high is Bukit Timah Hill?
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22

What was Sentosa before it was turned into a recreation island?
…................................................................................................................... [1 mark ]

23

In which part of Singapore is the Chinatown Heritage Centre situated?
…................................................................................................................... [1 mark ]

24

The NUS Museum is managed by ….............................................................
….................................................................................................................... [1 mark ]

25

Tourists can go to Sentosa Island by ….........................................................
…................................................................................................................... [1 mark ]
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Section C
(25 marks)
Read this passage and then answer the questions that follow.
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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Would you hang a stuffed rooster in your home, especially at a strategic place
like the front door? Or perhaps even at the back door?
Well, some superstitious people would go to great lengths or pay a handsome
sum to own a stuffed bird and proudly hang it at the doorway of their homes. Local feng
shui master Wong Keen Ming says: “Some people believe that by displaying the
rooster at the doorway of the home (front or rear), they can ward off evil and avert bad
luck too. A fierce rooster or better still, a fighting cockerel, makes a better guardian.”
He laughs as he recounts another ridiculous suggestion that one should keep a
chicken on the boil (sap kai) throughout the 15 days of Chinese New Year. On the first
day of the Chinese New Year, some people say that you should refrain from getting
those born in the rooster year to eat first.
He advises: “if you are going to greet someone, begin with Kong Hei Fatt Choy
(Have a prosperous year) and don’t ask, sek pau mei? (Have you eaten?). It is
believed that the rooster will eat up your luck.” Some asked whether they should
sprinkle rice in the front yard. “They believe that by doing so, the well-fed rooster will be
happy and the household will be blessed,” says Wong with a laugh.
Feng shui grandmaster Yap Cheng Hai laughs off another suggestion advising
people to rear chickens (for good luck?) in the Year of the Rooster. Then there’s an
even more ridiculous suggestion that couples who marry in the blind rooster year will
not have any children. Meanwhile, geomancer Phillip Cheong says he has heard some
Chinese telling others not to eat chicken throughout the 15 days of Chinese New Year.
“This is mere superstition,” he says.
Wong says individuals born in the Year of the Rat and the Dragon will have a
good year. The year is not favourable to those born under the zodiac signs of the
Rooster, the Horse and the Dog. The Snake, Ox and Dragon are good partners for the
Rooster. Thus they would enjoy good luck this year, says Cheong. On the other hand,
those born in the year of Rabbit clashes with the Rooster. However, determining the
luck of an individual based on one’s zodiac sign, he feels, is “too general and
stereotypical.”
During the New Year, some Chinese are concerned whether their zodiac signs
will “offend” (farn in Cantonese) the Grand Duke (also known as Tan Sui). Those born
in the year of the Rabbit should “not be overly concerned about this.” Based on his
experience, he insists that “if one’s horoscope analysis under the Purple Star System
shows that he/she will have a good year, nothing bad will happen to them. Instead, the
individual will enjoy good luck should he/she encounter more auspicious stars this
year.”
According to Yap, those born in the year of the Rooster can use the zodiac sign
of the Rooster to help them if they know how to manage themselves. For those
contemplating to start work during Chinese New Year, Yap says, “It’s auspicious to
start work on Feb 15 between 9.30 a.m to 11.30 a.m.Those who tap good luck will
most likely enjoy good fortune for 60 to 120 days.” Those born in the year of the Rat
should be at work three hours later. He/she will reap fortune and share the luck with
his/her colleagues. If the Rat breaks this “time-restriction” taboo, then he/she will ruin
everybody’s luck.
This year, “red” is said to be the inauspicious colour. However, many Chinese
are still following tradition and will ignore this warning from feng shui practitioners. After
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all, angpow packets are always in red! Cheong says; “It’s also common for the Chinese
celebrating the new lunar year to display red coloured items in houses, offices and
shophouses to enhance their wealth or prosperity.” However, do not place any red
items (in the Year of Rooster) in the east and north-west sectors of the house or office
to avoid disturbing the Star of Sickness (Er-Hei in Mandarin), Three Killings (San-Sah)
and the Five Yellow (Wu-Huang).”
What about wearing red apparel? Cheong considers green to be the auspicious
colour. “However, not everybody will enjoy good luck wearing green. Earth people
should not be wearing green as it clashes with their personal elements,” he says.
Wong thinks blue is an auspicious colour to wear during Chinese New Year. “Purple,
gold and white are also good. Avoid inauspicious colours, particularly (fiery) red as well
as Earth colours. Black is a no-no,” he says. Yap feels that “wearing a bit of red
doesn’t matter. But don’t go overboard with red (such as red blouse, red slacks). Light
shades of red should be all right.”
Adapted from:
‘The STAR Lifestyle’
Ushering in the New Year
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Question 26 – 30
Answer all questions. You are advised to answer them in the order set.
26.

(a) Where would superstitious people hang their stuffed rooster?
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(b) Why would they do this?
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27.

28.

From the evidence in paragraph 4, mention two ways of avoiding “bad luck”
during the first day of the Chinese New Year.
(a)

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[1 mark]

(b)

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[1 mark]

How would the zodiac sign of the rooster influence individuals with good luck?
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29.

[2 marks]

In paragraph 7, what does the phrase ‘not to be overly concerned’ means?
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30.

[2 marks]

In your own words, state why red is said to be the unfavourable colour in the year
of the rooster.
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Question 31
Roosters are said to bring good luck to some Chinese.
Write a summary to ensure how a rooster can bring good luck.
Your summary must:
• be in continuous writing
• not be longer than 130 words, including the 10 words given
• use materials from lines 3 to 52.
Credit will be given for the use of own words but care must be taken not to change the
original meaning.
Begin your summary as follows:
Some Chinese believe that roosters can bring good luck by …
[15 marks]

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Section C
[ 25 marks ]
Question 32
Read the poem and answer the questions that follow.
si tenggang’s homecoming
i
The physical journey that i traverse
is a journey of the soul,
transport of the self from a fatherland
to a country collected by sight and mind,
the knowledge that sweats from it
is a stranger’s knowledge,
from one who has learnt to see, think
and choose between
the changing realities.
ii
it’s true i have growled at my mother and grandmother
but only after having told of my predicament
that they have never brought to reason.
the wife that i began to love in my loneliness,
in the country that alienated me,
they took to their predecisions,
i have not entirely returned, i know,
having been changed by time and place,
coarsened by problems
estranged by absence.
Muhammad Haji Salleh
32 ( a )

The words stranger’s knowledge in line 6 refers to
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(b)

Which word in the poem tells us that angry words were uttered?
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(c)

[1 mark]

Where did the persona travel?
…………………………………………………………………………

(d)

[1 mark]

[1 mark]

In your own words, explain the meaning of line 7 of the second stanza.
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Question 33
Read the extract from the short story Looking for a Rain God below and answer the
questions that follow.

People in the village soon noted the absence of the two little girls.
They had died at the lands and were buried there, the family said.
But people noted their ashen, terror- stricken faces and a murmur arose.
What had killed the children, they wanted to know? And the family replied
that they had just died. And people said amongst themselves that it was
strange that the two deaths had occurred at the same time. And there
was a feeling of great unease at the unnatural looks of the family. Soon
the police came around. The family told them the same story of death
and burial at the lands. They did not know what the children had died of.
So the police asked to see the graves. At this, the mother of the
children broke down and told everything.

33 ( a )

Who were the parents of the two little girls?
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(b)

“They” in the extract refer to
…………………………………………………………………………… [1 mark]

(c)

Guilt was shown on the faces of the family when they returned to the village.
Give an example.
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(d)

Do you agree with the ritual that was carried out by Mokgobja to the Rain
God? Give a reason to support your answer.
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Question 34
Answer only one question.
The following are the novels studied in the literature component in English Language.
Jungle of Hope
The Pearl
The Return

- Keris Mas
- John Steinbeck
- K.S. Maniam

Choose any one of the novels above and answer Question 34.
Use information from the novel to support your answer.
34.

Do you like the ending of the novel you have studied? Discuss your answer using
evidence from the text.
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ANSWER SHEET
FOR SECTION A

1

A

B

C

9

A

B

C

D

2

A

B

C

10

A

B

C

D

3

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B

C

11

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B

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4

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12

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B

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