This question paper consists of five sections with 40 questions. Answer all questions. You are advised to spend 10 minutes on Section A, 10 minutes on Section B, 10 minutes on Section C, 10 minutes on Section D and 20 minutes on Section E.

Section A Questions 1 - 10 are based on the information given. Question 1 Read the dialogue below and answer the question that follows.

Son, let’s take a picture of you and your maiden catch!


Why is Timmy very happy? He caught a large fish. A He took a picture of his fish. B He is excited about fishing. C He caught his first fish. D

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C By 3. To all staff.30 p.30 p.30 p. C Dear Ms Jenny. D The word `punctual’ can best be replaced with on time. Re: Meeting on customer service Date: 20th August 2008 Time: 3. C all of the above. D 3 Trespassers will be prosecuted! 4 Lee dropped his ball in the compound. Place: Boardroom Please be punctual. A clean and neat. Kuala Lumpur 2 . A Before 3. I have taken your advice and gone to see a physician about my health.m. He cannot go in because he will be trapped. B By noon. Thank you 2 By what time should Sarah be in the boardroom? By 2. B organised. B he will be brought to court.m. Thank you Unwell Portal Pendidikan Utusan 2008 © Hak Cipta Terpelihara Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad.m. Thank you for replying my initial letter last week.Questions 2-3 Read the memo below and answer the questions that follow.m.45 p. A he is not a trespasser.

000 200.000 300. The campaign was such a huge success that the Education Ministry has declared it a monthly event. Jenny C None of the above D Notice: Computing Skills Assignment Deadline: 25th August 2008 6 From the notice.000 85. C you have to hand in your assignment before 25th August. C the sale of local cars dropped in the last two years. D Putrajaya.000 130. you know that computing is a skill.000 150.000 No. A assignments are difficult to complete.000 120. Schools throughout the Klang Valley will take part in the The `Go Green’ campaign. Kuala Lumpur 3 .000 170. D Year 1998 2000 2003 2006 2008 No of local cars sold 100. . A the number of foreign cars sold decreased from 2001 onwards.5 Who sent the first letter? The physician A Unwell B Ms. 8 As the campaign was a great ………. Sun. of foreign cars sold 50. – Several schools participated in a recycling `Go Green’ campaign here today. B you can hand in your asignment after 25th August. it will be continued every month A B C D accomplishment letdown disappointment flop Portal Pendidikan Utusan 2008 © Hak Cipta Terpelihara Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad.000 130.000 7 The facts below are false except local cars have always been less popular. B the total amount of cars sold has not been increasing.

B can give the float as a gift to her one-year-old niece. C Not suitable for children under the age of three. A carnivore. She cannot buy the float for her two-year-old nephew A cannot use the float herself. C Portal Pendidikan Utusan 2008 © Hak Cipta Terpelihara Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad.9 This animal is classified as a herbivore. 10 Mrs. Kuala Lumpur 4 . B omnivore. James is 45 years old.

(14) a puppy struggling to keep its head above ………. 11 A B C D A B C D A B C D A B C D had not has not will not would not and a the distraction attention abbreviation acceleration were was are will be 15 A B C D A B C D A B C D A B C D land air surface water I He We They of on off over most usual likeliest least 5 12 16 13 17 14 18 Portal Pendidikan Utusan 2008 © Hak Cipta Terpelihara Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad. something caught my ………. Nevertheless. Triton.50 a. The time was 6. as I named him. and the sun ………. C and D to fit the numbered blanks. I plunged into the cold water without hesitation. B. in the center of the lake. For each question. (18) expected sources. (13). (11) risen yet.m. choose the best answer from the options A. (12) park and started to jog around the lake. but I had actually swam to the center ………. It was a Friday morning. Seeing the puppy in distress. (16) did not realise this until later. As I passed by the lake. Kuala Lumpur . There. It is amazing how sometimes we learn of our true potential from the ………. ………. (17) the lake and saved the puppy. I decided to do some exercise. B and C or A. lives with me now. ……….Section B Questions 11-18 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. I went to ………. (15).

(20) They mistook us for some other people but they let us off after realising their mistake. Normah: Good morning Pn. Normah: Jeevan : Pn. can’t you? 19 run in A B C D run into run away from encounter incident 20 pull over A B C D stop drive away move to one side park. Kuala Lumpur 6 . I’m glad you’re all right. Jeevan : Pn.(19) with the police last night. I’m shocked to hear that you and your brother had a ……………. as a matter of fact I did. Please take a seat. Did you want to see me? Hello Jeevan. You can…………… (21) now.. 21 breathe easy hide A go below B be yourself C move away D Portal Pendidikan Utusan 2008 © Hak Cipta Terpelihara Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad. Yes..Section C Questions 19-21 Read the conversation below and choose the best meaning for the phrases underlined. Normah. What actually happened? We were driving home when a patrol car signalled us to …………….

(24) He may return the favour in the future. they will be kind to you. B You must repay kindness with kindness C Kindness is the only virtue D Mahen: 23 24 Portal Pendidikan Utusan 2008 © Hak Cipta Terpelihara Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad. People might think we are like him because one rotten apple spoils the barrel. B Tim may be able to stop the habit from becoming an addiction. as a stumble may prevent a fall. C kindness begets kindness Kindness is a virtue A If you are kind to people. C It takes one person to spoil one another person. James: Mahen. I don’t think so. We should help him. It’s not that. as kindness begets kindness. B The boys may end up failing their exams. We simply should not judge people. D a stumble may prevent a fall Tim may end up falling down A The boys can help Tim from falling. A Tim may influence them to start doing bad things. He is smoking and I think we better not mix with him. I think we should help him now. (24) No. Look at Tim! He has changed.Questions 22-24 Read the conversation below and choose the best meaning for the phrases underlined. (23) James: Mahen: 22 You’re right. Kuala Lumpur 7 . before it’s too late. one rotten apple spoils the barrel Tim may influence the boys to start smoking as well.

30 pm 25 Tiffany’s is the name of a restaurant A the owner of the restaurant B the location of the restaurant C the name of one of one of the directors D Where does Dave want to go for a holiday? Pompeii A An island B Tioman Island C None of the above D Why is Dave meeting Nik and Neil? He wants to have lunch with them A He wants to meet them B He wants to plan Neil’s birthday party C He wants to plan Nik’s birthday party D The word leisure can best be replaced with busy A supper time B free time C ample time D 26 27 28 Portal Pendidikan Utusan 2008 © Hak Cipta Terpelihara Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad. Dave’s Appointments Time 9. Kuala Lumpur 8 .28 Study the table below and answer the questions that follow.Organising Nik’s birthday party Tea with college mates Dinner with family at home.breakfast at Tiffany’s .Questions 25 .plan a trip to Tioman Isand Lunch with Nik and Neil .00 am Timetable Meeting with board of Directors .30 am 1.00pm 7. -Leisure time 10.Discussion on Recycling Project Brunch at Pompeii Café with parents .00 pm 4.

The majority of Malaysia's remaining forests are managed for timber production. Malaysia has probably one of the best rainforest protection policies in developing Asia.34 Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow. While forests still cover more than 60 percent of the country. In total. On paper. Malaysia's deforestation rate is accelerating faster than that of any other tropical country in the world. Other factors include illegal logging and unplanned developments. but in practice logging still carries on as it always has. D How many hectares of forest have been lost in Malaysia since 2000? Below 100 000 A Exactly 140 000 B Approximately 140 000 C Above 150 000 D 9 30 Portal Pendidikan Utusan 2008 © Hak Cipta Terpelihara Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad. Forest cover has fallen dramatically in Malaysia since the 1970s. For comparison.6 percent of these forests are considered pristine. Problems such as government policies are the main factors that contribute to the high rate of deforestation in this country. Extracted from Mongabay 29 Malaysia’s deforestation rate is the highest in the world. B not high compared to other countries.Questions 29 . annually during the 1990s. The only way for the future generation to be able to enjoy this gift of nature is by instilling the love for our forests in the minds of the young. Kuala Lumpur . the Southeast Asian countries lost an average of 78. C as high as any other tropical country. only 11. A the highest among tropical countries.500 hectares of its forests. according to data from the United Nations. and each state is empowered to formulate forest policy independently.200 hectares per year since 2000. Malaysia lost an average of 140. Analysis of figures from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) shows that Malaysia's annual deforestation rate jumped almost 86 percent between 1990 and 2005.

Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time. And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow. Life's brief candle To-morrow. D Section E 32 33 34 Questions 35 . and to-morrow. C none of the above. out. Signifying nothing. B the government. full of sound and fury.31 What does the term in practise mean? during rehearsals A in all possibility B in reality C D Which of the following are factors that contribute to deforestation? Unlawful logging A Poorly planned developments B Policies by the government C All of the above D When did Malaysia begin to lose its forest lands? Since the 1970’s A Since 1972 B Since the 1990’s C Since early 2000 D The ‘gift of nature’ in the passage refers to the forests. A the future generation. a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot. William Shakespeare Portal Pendidikan Utusan 2008 © Hak Cipta Terpelihara Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad.37 Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow. Kuala Lumpur 10 . Out. and to-morrow.

His sister glared at him.’’ countered Jamal. He had another brilliant idea which he recounted to his sister. ``And how would people know it’s the bunga telur for your wedding?’’ ``Well.40 Read the extract and answer the questions that follow. Wait a minute.00 to be raised. Jamal thought that meant dismissal. They could boil a lot of eggs which were dirt cheap if you bought from The Department of Agriculture and then they could be handed around on trays.35 The poet uses the word ‘creeps’ to show that he is scared by life A that life crawls by slowly B that life is a snail C 36 Which word is used to show that life is short? dusty A poor B brief C death D What feelings is the poet evoking in this poem? Anger. After all. ``that’s no problem. irritation and frustration A Joy and happiness B Loneliness and sadness C Pain and sorrow D 37 Questions 38 . Those bunga telur could be quite expensive. that leaves just RM430. Kuala Lumpur 11 . We’ll stick sticky labels on them. Of Bunga Telur and Bally Shoes By Che Husna Azhari Portal Pendidikan Utusan 2008 © Hak Cipta Terpelihara Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad. ``Well. they were just hard-boiled eggs. what if he could save on the bunga telur. He tried to sell his ideas on the bunga telur to the womenfolk.’’ His sister rolled her eyes in disbelief and smacked her hand on her forehead.

00 D From the extract. B the womenfolk like Jamal. C 39 40 What would Jamal most probably write on the sticky labels? His name and his wife’s name A B Bunga Telur His address C His sister’s name D Portal Pendidikan Utusan 2008 © Hak Cipta Terpelihara Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad. C He was trying to raise the remaining RM430. A it is a tradition to give bunga telur for weddings. B He did not want to get married.38 What was Jamal’s problem? He did not like bunga telur. we know that Jamal was trying to stop the bunga telur idea. Kuala Lumpur 12 . A He did not have any money.

D 28. D 33.ANSWERS 1. C 22. A 38. C 20. D 3. D 19. D 39. A Portal Pendidikan Utusan 2008 © Hak Cipta Terpelihara Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad. A 11. A 18. B 40. Kuala Lumpur 13 . A 21. A 23. B 14. C 5. C 24. D 8. B 30. A 9. B 25. A 17. D 16. C 13. A 34. B 15. D 2. A 35. C 31. A 4. A 26. A 12. D 7. B 10. B 36. C 32. C 27. B 6. C 29. C 37.

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