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Inggeris
Kertas 2
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JABATAN PELAJARAN PERAK
KEMENTERIAN PENDIDIKAN MALAYSIA
LEARNING TO SCORE 2005
SET 2

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

A

15

B

10

C

25

D

25

Total

75

Kertas ini mengandungi 23 halaman bercetak.

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HALAMAN 1

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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.

Putrajaya - The tone of Malaysia-Singapore relations has improved over the past 12 to 18
months, and the Prime Ministers of both countries today signalled their intention to build on
that momentum.
(Adapted from The Star)

From the report, we can understand that ties between
A

two leaders are not encouraging

B

Malaysia and Singapore are improving

C

Malaysia and Singapore are becoming worse

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

NO PARKING
• WILL BE TOWED - RM 200
• FINE - RM 300

2

If you park your car here
A you have to pay RM 300
B you have to pay for the towing only
C You have to pay for both towing and fine

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HALAMAN 3

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

CARS FOR SALE
Proton Saga 1989 : Good condition, new tyres, colour silver RM8 900.
Contact Abu, tel: 012-7772951
Proton Iswara 1.3, 1995: new paint, full accessories. Blue RM19 500
Call Aisha, tel: 012-5543232
Kelisa 2001: As good as brand new. Full accessories RM27 500
Call Ramesh, tel: 013-4453231
Peugeot 470 1988: Good condition, navy blue, alarm, air-con. RM20 000
Contact John, tel: 05-5543765

3

Rahmat is a middle class man, who wishes to buy a car for his wife. His budget is
ten thousand ringgit. Which car should he buy and who should he contact?

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Peugeot – John

B

Kelisa – Ramesh

C

Proton Saga - Abu

D

Proton Iswara - Aisha

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Question 4
Study the advertisement below and answer the question that follows
Vacancy Available At Vicinity Magazine

Administrative Clerk Cum Receptionist

4

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Needs to be lightning at the keyboard

A sharp eye for detail and a head full of plans

Feels at home with Microsoft Office

Courteous on the phone and confident with people

A quick head for figures

The above position should be filled by a person who is
A

friendly but computer illiterate

B

beautiful and good in computer

C

good in computer and temperamental

D

well versed in computer and a good typist

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Question 5
Study the statement below and answer the question that follows

There was the same amount of rainfall in Pahang for the first three months of the year. It
fell drastically the following month before gradually increasing until the end of the year.

5

Select the bar graph that best represents the information above

A
60
50
40
Rainfall 30
20
10
0
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F

M

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M

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J

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Months

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B
40
35
30
25
Rainfall 20

15
10
5
0
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F

M

A

M

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J

A

S

O

N

D

Months

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30
25
20
Rainfall 15
10
5
0
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F

M

A

M

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A

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O

N

D

Months

D
30
25
20
Rainfall15
10
5
0
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M

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M

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Months

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

Rahim,
Be home by 9 p.m. or you will be grounded for three weeks.
Mum

From the message we can tell that Rahim’s mother will not allow
him to go out for three weeks if he

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disobeys his mother

B

does not stay at home the whole day

C

does not complete his homework on time

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HALAMAN 8

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Questions 7 - 8
Study the cartoon strip below and answer the questions that follow.
How is my
husband’s fractured
leg?

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Don’t worry, he is being
taken cared of by the
best orthopaedic
surgeon.

From the conversation above, we can say that the patient
A

is having a lot of stress

B

is worried about his health

C

is warded in the best institution

D

is being cared for by the best doctor

In this situation, the patient should
A

walk a lot

B

rest in bed

C

rest in peace

D

exercise a lot

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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.
The very poisonous cane toad is now one of Australia's most dangerous pests - so
full of lethal chemicals it can kill a kangaroo. They were brought over to Australia from
Hawaii 9 70 years ago to stop the spread of cane beetles. But now they are out of control
and

10

fast. There are over 100 million of them and they are spreading. Australian

authorities are now very 11 and want to stop the toads from spreading. They are offering
a cash prize to someone who can find a

12

way to round them up. Inventor Andrew

Arthur believes his toad blaster - a battery-powered loudspeaker system which

13

the

sound of a toad - is the answer to this environmental crisis. "When this call comes out, the
toads will think... ‘’ ‘ Oh, this toad has got a

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place to breed, let's go there’, " he said.

‘’As they move towards the area the toads could then be 15 ,” he added.
(Adapted from BBC Newsround)
9
`

10

A

for

B

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A

imitating

about

B

imitates

C

around

C

imitated

D

between

D

imitate

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living

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attractive

B

hatching

B

greater

C

breeding

C

better

D

developing
A

caught

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15
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12

A

desperate

B

saved

B

frustrated

C

bred

C

worried

A

better

B

great

C

good

D

best

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Section B
[10 marks]

Questions 16 – 25
Read the information given below and then answer the questions that follow.
Batu Dam
The Selangor Government turned the dam
into a tourist spot by putting up rest stops
and
basic
amenities.
There
are
gazebos built for visitors to sit in and admire
the view. The original purpose of the dam
was for flood and water supply control. Built
in 1987, the dam is now used for supplying
water to certain residential and industrial
areas in Kuala Lumpur.

Fraser’s Hill
In the years of the British Empire, the British
families retreated to the cool hill stations
during the hot seasons. The cottages here
resemble those found in their English
villages, equipped with a cosy fireplace and
meticulously cared for garden plots. An
afternoon
of
croquet
with
friends
was followed by afternoon tea.

Pulau Langkawi
If you have lots of energy to burn, you can
enjoy water sports like sailing, windsurfing,
deep-sea fishing, kayaking, snorkelling and
scuba diving. For those who are looking for a
relaxing holiday, the beautiful beaches with
their awe-inspiring golden sunset/sunrise will
leave them with many memories to cherish.

National Planetarium
It contains a Space Theatre, Space Science
Exhibit, Resource Centre, Viewing Gallery
and Observatory Park. The observatory is
equipped with a 35.5cm (14in) telescope.
The Space Theatre screens a Space
Science and Sky shows daily. It is opened
from Monday to Friday and closed on
weekends and public holidays.

Kuala Lumpur Tower
There are lots of interesting things to do and
see at the KL Tower. Aside from the intricate
architecture, you can also take a ride in one
of the four express elevators to the top and
admire the view from the Observation Deck.
One floor above the Observation Deck is the
stylish Revolving Restaurant. Enjoy a meal
there, then head for the souvenir shops.

Sam Poh Tong Temple
Located in Gunung Rapat, just 5 km south of
Ipoh, the temple is built into the cave system,
so you will also get to see natural stalactite
and stalagmite formations. You can choose
to feed the tortoises with stalks of
vegetables. The tortoise pond has now been
reduced in size to accommodate a new
temple and the courtyard beautification
programme.

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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.

Description

16

Kulwant Singh is interested in astronomy.

[1 mark ]

17

Alvin is doing research on rock formation
in caves.

[1 mark ]

Muthu is taking his friends for some
water sports.

[1 mark ]

Salim would like to spend the weekend in
a cool hilly place.

[1 mark ]

18
19
20

Place of interest

The Rodgers wish to see the panoramic
view of Kuala Lumpur before flying home
to England.

[1 mark ]

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

What was the initial function of the Batu Dam?
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22

In which part of Ipoh is Sam Poh Tong situated?
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23

When will the National Planetarium be closed?
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24

While in Pulau Langkawi, water sports fans may participate in
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25

Visitors are transported to the top of the Kuala Lumpur Tower by
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Section C
(25 marks)

Read this passage and then answer the questions that follow.
1

2
3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

As Kelvin Ng waits to have his blood sugar checked at Singapore
General Hospital’s Diabetes Centre on March 15 this year, the 25-year-old
businessman explains how his battle began with the insidious disease. Almost
a decade ago, his worried father brought him to a local health centre after
noticing that he was constantly thirsty, tired and waking at night to urinate.
“I was overweight from eating too much junk food and sitting around
watching TV,” Ng says. “I was shocked to find out I was diabetic at sixteen.”
Centre director Dr Peter Eng Hsi Ko says 20 years ago Ng would have
been a medical oddity for having developed type-2 diabetes. “Not anymore,” he
declares. The disease, he explains, typically simmers silently for five to seven
years before health problems like Ng’s drive people to seek help. “When
patients come to the clinic with symptoms, it is usually too late for them to avoid
the disease. They’ve got it for life.”
About ten percent of diabetics have type-1 diabetes, an inherited
disorder affecting mostly children and young adults in which the pancreas
produces little or no insulin, a hormone regulating the body’s uptake of fuel in
the form of blood glucose, or sugar, created from the food we eat. People with
type-1 diabetes need daily injections of insulin.
But as Asia’s urban waistlines expand from sedentary lifestyles and fat
and sugar-laden meals and drinks, so does the incidence of type-2 diabetes,
responsible for 90 per cent of all cases. And those failing victims are younger
than ever.
In a double body-blow, lack of exercise reduces the efficiency of insulin,
while extra kilos mean the body needs more to maintain healthy blood glucose
levels. Stress of modern living also aggravates the problem. Eventually, the
pancreas cannot produce enough insulin, resulting in high blood sugar levels
that develop into chronic type-2 diabetes.
If the disease goes untreated, blood vessels and tissues are damaged,
unleashing a devastating cascade of complications from heart attack and
stroke, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage and limb amputation to
impotence. Over 50 per cent of people with type-2 diabetes are overweight and
the disease is striking the rich and poor alike.
“The rapid increase we are seeking in type-2 diabetes is so closely
linked to obesity you can almost call it ‘diabesity’,” says Dr Golden Galea, head
of the World Health Organization’s Western Pacific Non-Communicable
Diseases Division in Manila.
With 177 million people already diabetic worldwide, the WHO predicts
that if growth trends continue unchallenged, the disease will affect 366 million
by 2030. Dr Galea warns that the Asia-Pacific region will be hardest hit with 191
million afflicted. Within just six years, Asia will be home to 61 per cent of the
world’s diabetics. China and India alone, where three out of four diabetics
already go undiagnosed, will have a staggering 100 million cases.
In Thailand, Dr Sunthorn Tandanand, president of the Diabetes
Association, sees the quickening pace of Asia’s diabetes epidemic daily. “Thirty
years ago we had 20 people a week at our diabetes clinic in Bangkok. Now we
have a hundred a day, and they are just the tip of the iceberg,” he says.
“Thailand now has an estimated two million diabetics.”

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In Singapore, diabetics are now the main victim of non-trauma limb
amputation, with 700 a year losing legs. In 2002, almost half of Malaysia’s new
kidney dialysis patients are diabetic, their kidney failure caused directly by 50
diabetes. In Hong Kong’s New Territories, soaring rates of diabetes are already
having an impact on health care budgets, says Dr Eliza Sha of the Prince of
Wales Hospital, pointing out that 80 per cent of deaths from diabetes are from
heart attack and stroke.
The story is no different in the Philippines. According to Dr Jane 55
Baltazar of the College of Public Health at the University of the Philippines, a
2002 study of 7000 Luzon residents revealed a 50 per cent increase in people
with diabetes and a doubling of cases of impaired glucose tolerance, a prediabetic condition that puts people at high risk for developing diabetes, in the
last decade.

Adapted from:
‘Asia’s New Health Treat’
Reader’s Digest Dec, 2004

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Question 26 - 30
26.

a) Where did Kelvin Ng’s father bring him after noticing the early symptoms?
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[1 mark]

b) Mention two early symptoms of diabetes?
i)

27.

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[1 mark]

ii) …………………………………………………………...

[1 mark]

From the evidence in paragraph 4, mention one effect of having type-1
diabetes.
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28.

[1 mark]

From paragraph 5, what are the major contributions of type-2 diabetes?
(i)………………………………………………………………………….[1 mark]
(ii)………………………………………………………………………… [1 mark]

29.

In paragraph 10, what does the phrase ‘they are just the tip of the iceberg’
means?
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30.

[2 marks]

In your own words, state why the soaring rates of diabetes have an impact on
the health care budget?
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Question 31
Diabetes is a killer disease and people are at risks of getting the disease.
Summarize in your own words: .the causes of type-1 and type-2 diabetes and evidences that
show the increasing number of diabetic patients in Asia.
Your summary must:
• be in continuous writing
• not be longer than 130 words, including the 10 words given
• use materials from lines 14 to 54.
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:
The rapid increase of diabetics in Asia is due to….

[15 marks]

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ANSWER SHEET FOR QUESTION 31

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Section C
[ 25 marks ]

Question 32
Read the poem and answer the questions that follow.
There’s Been a Death in the Opposite House
There’s been a death in the opposite house
As lately as today.
I know it by the numb look
Such houses have always.
The neighbours rustle in and out,
The doctor drives away.
A window opens like a pod,
Abrupt, mechanically;
Somebody flings a mattress out, The children hurry by;
They wonder if It died on that, I used to when a boy.
The minister goes stiffly in
As if the house were his,
And he owned all the mourners now,
And little boys besides;
And then the milliner, and the man
Of the appalling trade,
To take the measure of the house.
There’ll be that dark parade
Of tassels and of coaches soon;
It’s easy as a sign, The intuition of the news
In just a country town.
Emily Dickinson

32 ( a )

The word It in line 11 refers to
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(b)

What has the poet compared the opening of the window to?
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(c)

Which phrase in the poem refers to an undertaker?
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(d)

What impression do you get when The neighbours rustle in and out?
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Question 33

Read the extract from the short story The Necklace below and answer the questions that
follow.

“Do you remember that diamond necklace you lent me
to wear at the ministerial ball?”
“Yes. Well?”
“Well, I lost it.”
“What do you mean? You brought it back.”
“I brought you back another exactly like it. And it has
taken us ten years to pay for it. You can understand that it was
not easy for us, for us who had nothing. At last, it is ended and
I am very glad.”
Madame Forestier had stopped.
“You say that you bought a necklace of diamonds to
replace mine?”
“Yes. You never noticed it, then! They were very
similar.”
And she smiled with a joy that was at once proud and
ingenuous. Madame Forestier, deeply moved, took her hands.
“Oh, my poor Mathilde! Why, my necklace was paste! It
was worth at most only five hundred francs!”

33 ( a )

What does the word it in line 4 refer to?
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(b)

How many years did the couple take to repay their debts?
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(c)

[1 mark]

What was Madame Forestier’s reaction when she discovered that the
necklace was genuine?
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(d)

[1 mark]

[1 mark]

You are Mr. Loisel and has come to know that the necklace is a fake.
How will you react?
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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.

With close reference to the text, explain how the title of the novel of your choice
influences two events in the story.
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KERTAS SOALAN TAMAT

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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

A

B

C

11

A

B

C

4

A

B

C

12

A

B

C

D

5

A

B

C

13

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B

C

D

6

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C

14

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B

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7

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B

C

D

15

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B

C

8

A

B

C

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