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MONTHLY TEST 1
Paper 1 Time : 1 hour
This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D with 40 questions. Answer all questions. SECTION A

Questions 1 – 2 Read the advertisement below carefully and answer the questions that follow. SECRETARY
Requirements: • SPM or Diploma & above • Bilingual in English & Malay language (both spoken & written) • Fresh graduates are welcome • 4-5 working days per week • Age 21-35 years old • Only females need to apply • Bring along resume
Interested applicants may walk-in for an interview at the following: Date : 17 July 2010 (Saturday) Venue : Metro Hotel, Kajang Time : 9.30 am - 11.30 am

D At the restaurant Questions 4 – 5 Study the cartoon strip below carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Adapted from Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

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Rahimah just received her SPM results two days ago. Can she apply for this position? A No, because she is not fluent in English B Yes, because she has a SPM qualification C Yes, because she is a very attractive person D No, because she is underage for this position Which of the following is not true? A The applicant should be able to speak and write in English and Malay language B The applicant should bring along her resume and photocopies of the certificates during the interview C The venue of the interview is in Metro Hotel, Kajang D Only females should apply for this position

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The word „hot water‟ means A happy C desire B comfortable D trouble Why did the little boy get a D-minus? A Because he was late in handing in his insect collection B Because he asked Susie to help him to finish his project C Because he did not pay attention in the class D Because Susie made him fail in his project

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Questions 6 – 7 Study the pie chart below carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Question 3 Read the notice below carefully and answer the question that follows.
PLEASE KNOCK BEFORE ENTERING

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Where can we see this notice? A At the office B At the canteen C At the playground
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Professions of the Residence of Taman Rapat Setia

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Most of the residents in Taman Rapat Setia are

jeyshida@smksm A doctors B businessmen 7 C managers D supervisors 8 According to this brochure, the vacation is in A Japan C Taiwan B Hong Kong D Korea Which of the following is false? A The tour company is located in Ipoh B Interested tourists can e-mail to obtain further information C No passport is needed when entering Everland D The tourist will experience the process of making kimchi

From the pie chart, we know that A doctors form the largest profession in this community B most of the people here work with the government C the least preferred profession is a manager D most of the residents here are involved in business

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Questions 8 – 9 Study the brochure below carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Question 10 Study the newspaper headline below carefully and answer the question that follows. Student burnt to death as van bursts into flames 10 The newspaper headline tells us that the student died A because he was trapped in the van B because he was burnt in a van C because he burnt himself in a van D because he committed suicide in the van SECTION B Questions 11 – 20 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks. Top spinning is one of the famous sports and pastimes of the people in Terengganu. It is played during ____________(11) harvest season. These tops are made____________(12) hardfrom and wood B with D designed beautifully. Top spinning competition____________(13) celebrated on a big scale in Terengganu. Usually all 13 A is C been the____________(14) attend this celebration. A____________(15) spin and whip of the string can B are D was make____________(16) top spin for more than an hour. This kind____________(17) top spinning is only played____________(18) the elderly men because 14 A community C neighbours it needs great skills. B citizen D villagers Top-spinning is a traditional game which is losing its ____________ (19) because of online games. Thus, measures have to be taken to ____________ (20) its glory as it is a tourist attraction and can help 15 A good C worse increase the revenue of the state. B better D bad a the 11 A C B is D are 12 A of C off
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jeyshida@smksm 15 A good B better 16 A B 18 A B a is by while C worse D bad C D C D the are with during 17 A like B of C with D into

B popularity 20 A retain B retains SECTION C

D population C retained D retaining

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C populous

Questions 21 – 23 Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.
Situation A : Rashidah : Jenny : Rashidah : Jenny : Rashidah : Jenny is crying in the playground near her house. Are you okay, Jenny? Are you crying? Oh, Leslie, my dog has passed away (21). Don‟t cry. What happened? He was crossing a road. A huge lorry came and ran him down (22). Calm down (23). You must accept God‟s will.

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passed away A escaped B died C busy D disappeared

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ran him down A slaughtered him B pushed him C hugged him D knocked him

23 calm down A Try to smile B Try to angry C Try to relax D Try to laugh

Questions 24 – 26 Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.
Situation B : Hamzah and Liyana are having lunch. Liyana : Why did you choose this hotel? I heard the price is rather steep (24) here. Hamzah : You have to throw money (25) to enjoy something delicious. Liyana : Are you pulling my leg? (26) Hamzah : Of course not. Don‟t worry, let‟s enjoy our meal.

24 the price is rather steep A the food is not clean B the food is different C the food is expensive D the food is delicious

25 to throw money A to spend money B to send money C to withdraw some money D to give money away SECTION D

26 pulling my leg A dreaming B playing prank C teasing D telling a joke

Questions 27 – 32 Read the passage below carefully. Then, answer the questions that follow.
Forensic science is defined as the application of science to the law. Forensic scientists are usually involved in the search for and examinations of physical traces that might be useful in identifying the scene of crime or victim. Their findings and conclusions are used as evidence in courts of law to solve the crime cases. Forensic science draws on and brings together many scientific disciplines. DNA testing, microscopy and spectroscopic analyses are used to conduct chemical tests to identify hair, blood, dirt and cloth fibres. A forensic scientist may perform many tasks. They can identify illicit drugs, analyse drugs and poison in human tissue and blood fluids, examine items of human and animal biological materials to be compared with victims and suspects using DNA profilling. A forensic scientist can also examine drug plants such as cannabis. To identify whether a document is fake or not, special techniques are used. A case of a house break-in can be solved 3 using forensic science. For example, if the intruder break in without using gloves, traces will be everywhere. In this situation, a forensic scientist will take samples of finger prints whether at the window, door and so on using powder and a special duster. These finger prints will be sent to the laboratory for analysis. Forensic science also includes identifying firearms and ammunition, examining fire and explosion scenes to establish the

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27 What is forensic science? A Application of science and technology B Application of science to the environment C Application of law to the science D Application of science to the law 28 Which of these techniques can be used to identify hair? A DNA profilling B DNA testing C DNA analysis 29 The word illicit means all the following, except A legal C illegal B forbidden D not allowed 30 Which of the following is false? A Drug plants can also be examined by

forensic scientist B A report will be produced by a forensic scientist after the analyses C Forensic science can identify the victims by using their saliva D Forensic scientists help the police during the investigation of crimes 31 Paragraph 4 mentions the_____________ for taking samples for laboratory use. A cycle C phase B method D sequence 32 Which of the following will not involve the use of forensic science? A Rape case C Bomb blast B A robbery D Mass culling

Questions 33 – 40 Read the passage below carefully. Then, answer the questions that follow. Pottery is one the oldest art forms. This art has been practised in all parts of the world. Pottery began as ancient people struggled to find ways to cook, store and carry water, but went on to a form of art as people began creating vases and dishes for decorative uses. There are three major types of pottery which are earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. Each of them have their own characteristics on clay mixture and temperature when baking and firing. Earthenware is a pottery clay mixture that is fired at a lower temperature which allows the use of colourful glazes but it can crack and chip off more easily than any other type. Stoneware pottery is made of a heavier clay mixture that gives it greater strength because it has been fired at a higher temperature. Porcelain is made from koalin, a fine white clay that is mixed with controlled amounts of feldspar and then fired at a low temperature. It is the purest and the most delicate type of pottery. Pottery making is classified into two categories i.e easy and hard. The easy pottery is when the object is shaped with wet clay first and then hardened by baking. It includes both decorative and practical items such as bowls, vases, dishes and lamps. For the harder types, it is made of baked clay. It includes valuable works of art, inexpensive dinnerware, vases and other simple household items which are made by professional potters. Pottery making involves four steps. They are preparing the mixture, shaping the clay, decorating and glazing the item and firing. Different temperatures give the pottery different strength and appearance. Adapted from http://42explore.com/pottery.htm 33 Pottery existed when .
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A people struggled to find food

jeyshida@smksm B ancient people discovered clay C ancient people struggled to do their daily chores D people began creating vases and dishes 34 All of the following are major types of pottery, 38 From the passage, we know that A professional potters can make easy and harder pottery B porcelain and stoneware are baked at low temperatures C earthenware pottery is more durable compared to stoneware D porcelain is the purest form of pottery 39 The different types of potteries are classified according to the following except A degree of heat B raw material used C vessel for baking and firing 40 Which of the following is not an example of pottery? A cutleries C ornaments crockery B D urn except A ceramics B earthenware C porcelain D stoneware

35 Which of the following is not suitable for cooking? A Porcelain B Stoneware C Vases D Earthenware 36 Which of the following item cannot be classified as easy pottery? A Lamps B Valuable art C Vases D Dishes 37 What is the last step when making pottery? A Firing C Glazing the item Shaping B D Preparing the mixture

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MONTHLY TEST 1
Paper 2 Time : 1 hour 30 minutes This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions. SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING Question 1 You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on this question. You are the secretary of the Environment Club. You have been asked to write a report on the Environment Day which was held last Saturday. Use the notes below to help you write the report. • Recycling Booth – school gate - old paper, aluminium cans, glass bottles – 8 am to 6 pm • Hot Air Balloon Ride – RM30 per ride – first come first serve basis – 7 am to 5 pm – school field • Adopt a Tree Programme – adopt a tree today for only RM50 – help grow the tree behind the school compound – 9 am to 5 pm When writing your report: • use the correct format • use all the notes given • elaborate on the given notes to make it more interesting • ensure it is not less than 120 words

SECTION B: LITERATURE COMPONENT Question 1 Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow.

I Wonder Jeannie Kirby I wonder why the grass is green, And why the wind is never seen? Who taught the birds to build the nest, And told the trees to take a rest? O, when the moon is not quite round, Where can the missing bit be found? Who light the stars, when they blow out, And makes the lightning flash about? Who paint the rainbow in the sky, And hangs the fluffy clouds so high? Why is it now, do you suppose, That Dad won‟t tell me, if he knows?
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(a) Why is the wind never seen? (b) What shape is the moon when it is not so round? (c) What is the main theme of this poem?

Question 2 Based on the short story „One is One and All Alone‟, state a character that you adore. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer.

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SECTION C: SUMMARY You are advised to spend about 30 minutes on this question. Read the e-mail below and answer the question that follows. Dear Jamil, I was shocked to discover that a good friend of mine is down with dengue fever. So, I decided to pay him a visit in the hospital. Armed with a packet of grapes, I made my way to the ward. I was shocked as I saw some of the residents from my neighbourhood in the same ward. Obviously, they too were down with dengue fever. I spoke to my father who is the chairman of the Happy Garden‟s Residents‟ Association about the dengue menace. He called the residents for a meeting that night. The residents agreed to have a cleanliness campaign to rid the residential area of the Aedes mosquito which is the carrier of the dengue fever. That Saturday morning, the residents worked together to clear the area of receptacles that can store water. This is because the mosquitoes lay eggs in clean and stagnant water. Some of the residents cleared the weeds and dried leaves that clogged the drain. Some men cut the grass and cleared broken pots as they are excellent breeding grounds. That night, a health inspector gave a talk on how to avoid the dengue fever. He reminded us that the mosquitoes are active at dawn and dusk. So, he reminded us to close our windows and doors at these times. He also asked us to spray insecticide at this time to kill the existing mosquitoes in the house. We were also reminded to lit mosquito coils to keep the mosquitoes at bay. Another good suggestion will be to sleep under a mosquito net. Well, I hope that you will adhere to these tips to keep the menacing dengue fever at bay. Lillian Write a summary on how to keep dengue fever at bay. Your summary must: • not be more than 60 words, including the 10 words given below • be in continuous writing • be written in one paragraph Begin your summary as follows: You can keep dengue fever at bay by destroying breeding…

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MONTHLY TEST 2
Paper 1 Time : 1 hour
This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D. Answer all questions.

SECTION A questions that follow. Questions 1 – 2 Study the advertisement below carefully and answer Davids’ Concert on 13 June 2010 the questions that follow.
The Management of Dewan Sri Putra regrets to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances, Davids‟ Concert has been cancelled. Ticket holders can either request for refund or exchange their tickets for another concert.

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What is the notice about? A To postpone the concert B To advertise the concert C To cancel the concert D To remind audience about the concert What can ticket holders do with the ticket? A Sell to other people B Request for refund C Throw it in the garbage bin D Exchange for money

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What is the item advertised in the advertisement above? A Computer B Laptop C Television D DVD Player Which one of the following is not offered in the package? A Hard drive B Duo processor C Windows Vista Home D Microsoft Office Home

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Questions 3 – 4 Study the notice below carefully and answer the
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Questions 5 – 6 Read the e-mail below carefully and answer the questions that follow. Dear Aunt Masni, Thank you for buying me the stationary bicycle. It is truly amazing. I can see the effect on me. The bulging flab is gone and I am very excited with my new image. Thank you very much. Send my regards to Uncle Aziz. Zulaikha 5 Aunt Masni bought Zulaikha the stationary bicycle to help her ______________ A remain trim C lose weight

jeyshida@smksm B new image 6 D gain flab question that follows. STICK NO BILLS 7 According to the notice, people are not allowed to A pay cash here B put any advertisement here C remove any notices from the wall D show their bills here

Zulaikha is sending the e-mail as a show of______________ to Aunt Masni. A affection C apologize B gratitude D satisfaction

Question 7 Read the notice below carefully and answer the

Questions 8 – 9 Study the cartoon strip below carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Easter is good, Christmas is better, but Halloween is the best! I rate holidays by the quantity of candy.

Adapted from Hi and Lois by Mort Walker and Dik Browne

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Why did the boy say that Halloween is the best celebration compared to the other celebrations? A Because he wanted to collect the money B Because he could wear a Halloween costume C Because he would visit his grandparents in the village D Because he can collect a lot of sweets

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From the cartoon strip we know that A the boy enjoys holidays B the boy loves to eat sweets C the boy has not met his grandparents for a long of time D the boy dislikes Halloween

Question 10 Read the notice below carefully and answer the question that follows.

10 From the notice, we can conclude that cigarettes are A harmless B destructive C safe D expensive

SECTION B Questions 11 – 20 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks.
Air pollution is known as___________(11) substance in the air that can cause harm to human beings and the environment. It can be___________(12) the form of solid particles, liquid droplets or gases. Air pollution can be___________(13) both outdoors and indoors. Pollutants can be trapped ___________(14) the buildings that can cause indoor pollution that lasts for a long time. The sources of pollution are both natural and human-based. Air pollution can have serious consequences to the health of human beings___________(15) also severely affect natural ecosystems. The victims of___________(16) such as bronchitis, asthma and lung cancer are usually exposed to air pollution. 10 In order to reduce air pollution, the government sector, scientists and environmentalists should do some___________(17) to reduce air pollution before it___________(18) worse. This can be done by ___________ (19) car pooling as the lesser number of cars on the road would mean lesser

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B of 11 A a B are 12 A of B inside C the D C on D in 14 A at B on 15 A in B but 16 A causes B impact 13 A found 17 A observation B research 18 A get B gets C formed C homework D work C got D getting 19 A practice B practises 20 A emission B eviction SECTION C

D from C of D inside C and D on C problems D diseases C practising D practised C excursion D expulsion

Questions 21 – 23 Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation A : Tania is talking to Kumar at the shop. Tania : Hey Kumar, did you know what happened last night? Kumar : No, why? Tania : Well, I was held up (21) at knife point when walking alone to the restaurant. Kumar : Are you okay? Tania : Luckily, I managed to get away (22) without any harm. Kumar : Next time, you must be careful when walking alone in this area. We should bring up (23) this matter to our friends to prevent this incident from happening again. 21 held up A find B harmed C hurt D robbed 22 get away A escape B protect myself C save myself D go hiding 23 bring up A share B mention C remind D look

Questions 24 – 26 Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.
Situation B : Ganesh is having a problem in solving his homework. Ganesh : Razlan, come and help me. I can‟t make head or tail of (24) this problem. Razlan : All right, but don‟t you think it‟s time for you to do something more seriously. I guess my advice is like water off a duck‟s back (25). Ganesh : I promise that I‟ll turn over a new leaf (26). For the moment, please give me a hand. Razlan : Of course. Don‟t worry, let‟s enjoycan‟t think wisely C our meal. 25 water off a duck‟s back

24 can‟t make head or tail of A can‟t make any decision B can‟t read anything of

D can‟t understand anything about
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A will make you realize B will have no effect C will flow away

D will throw away

26 turn over a new leaf A change for the worse B change for the better SECTION D

jeyshida@smksm C change one‟s destiny

Questions 27 – 32 Read the advertisement below and answer the questions that follow.
What do you do when unexpected friends drop in and expect a speedy meal? Don‟t fret as you can cook like a pro with Delilah‟s Instant Tom Yam Sauce. 1. Make instant tom yam soup by adding your choice of seafood into boiling water. Then, add two tablespoons of Delilah‟s Instant Tom Yam Sauce. Let it boil for two minutes. 2. Fry some thick slices of eggplants in hot oil until brown. Then, sauté some ginger and garlic before adding two heaped tablespoons of Delilah‟s Instant Tom Yam Sauce. Add some water to the paste and let it boil. Add the fried eggplants and mix well. Serve hot with rice.

27 The aim of the advertisement above is to Delilah‟s Instant Tom Yam Sauce. A broadcast C restrain B conceal D suppress 28 The word fret means all of the following, except A bother B ecstatic C perturbed D worry 29 The soup and eggplants should be served A after a lapse of time B after some hindrance C with much hesitation D without more ado

30 From the advertisement, we know that Delilah‟s Instant Tom Yam Sauce A boosts preparation time B is an unpalatable substance C is used only to cook seafood D slashes cooking time 31 A tom yam seafood soup will probably include A marmalade C molasses B Marmite D mussels 32 This paste is most welcomed by A Kamarul who has a digestive problem B Johan who does not like preservatives in his food C Helen who is a busy housewife with a toddler and an infant D Jayanthi who is a career woman with a family of three growing teenagers

Questions 33 – 40 Read the letter below and answer the following questions.
Ramlah Rahim, 26, Jalan Bahagia, Taman Bahagia, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan. The Subang Jaya Police Station, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan. Dear Sir, On behalf of the residents of Taman Bahagia, I would like to shed some light on the plight of the residents here. Our once peaceful residential area has now become a joint for road tormentors. 2. All is well by day but come midnight, the broad and well-maintained roads are terrorized by unruly teenage 12 motorcyclists. These teenagers not only put their lives at stake but the lives of innocent road users who ply this road on their way home. They are so bold that they harass and torment other road users. Just yesterday, a lady driver with a child on board had a scare of her life when a group of teenage motorcyclists surrounded her car. They hurled

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33 The above letter is a letter of A application B complaint C enquiry D request 34 What would be the appropriate subject heading? A Road Bullies B Road Cherubs C Road Samaritan D Road Seraph 35 The word joint in this text can best be replaced by A common C locale B junction D seam 36 From the passage, we can gather that the road tormentors are teenagers. A decent C just B delinquent D respectable 37 Which of the following is not true about the passage? A A lady was travelling in the car with her child B The teenagers grasped the stones thrown at

the car C The lady complied with the demands of the road tormentors as she was anxious of the safety of her chi D The road tormentors threatened to injure the child if the mother lodged a police report 38 The tone of the letter is one of A irrelevance B pettiness C triviality D urgency 39 If the victim lodges a police report, she would probably A have her child abducted by the road thugs B get her money, cell phone and jewellery back C save her child‟s life as she would be protected by the police D help the police identify the road tormentors who wrecked her car 40 The writer suggest that there should be to dissuade the road thugs. A police investigation B police roadblock C police surveillance

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MONTHLY TEST 2
Paper 2 Time : 1 hour 30 minutes This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions. You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on Section A, 30 minutes on Section B and 20 minutes on Section C.

SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING Question 1 You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on this question. You are the President of the Health Club. The Town Council is organizing the Tapah Town Run 2010. You have been asked to inform the students of the run during the assembly. Use the information below to write your speech.
Tapah Town Run 2010 • • • • Saturday, 18 September, 2010; 8 am; Town Council field Aim: raise health awareness Participation is opened to all students aged 13 and above Those interested must obtain the entry form from Encik Roslan, the PE teacher. You must get your parents‟ permission and submit your entry form before 13 August 2010. Each entry form must be submitted with a participation fee of RM15.00 • The trail is 10 km for females and 15 km for males • The students will be divided into two categories: A- under 18 and B- under 15.

When writing your report: • use the correct format • ensure it is not less than 120 words • elaborate on the given notes to make it more interesting • use all the notes given SECTION B: LITERATURE COMPONENT Question 1 Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Heir Conditioning M.SHANmughalingam Grand dad did you breathe before air cons were invented was it hard staying alive without modern inventions? Grandma weren‟t you flustered as you fluttered with paper fans?

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Name two negative effects of modernization. 14 Which line tells you that human beings are materialistic in nature? Why is the environment suffering today?

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SECTION C: SUMMARY You are advised to spend about 30 minutes on this question. Read the passage below and answer the question that follows. Kim Mum Kim Mum Terence Mum : : : : : : Mum, Terence has scalded his hand with boiling water. He is crying in pain. Where is he? In the kitchen. Terence, come to sink. It hurts, Mum. What are you going to do? I‟m going to let the cold water from the tap run steadily on the burn for 10 minutes. This will soothe the pain. Why are you taking off my watch, Mum? It is essential to remove any item on the body that may restrict the flow of the blood. These include watches, jewellery, belts or tight clothing. Kim, get the kitchen cling wrap from the drawer. Here, Mum. Why do you need it for? We should cover the injury with a sterile dressing to avoid the burnt area from being infected by germs. However, if there is no sterile dressing, we can cover the affected area with clean kitchen cling wrap. Why don‟t you apply some lotion or ointment to the injury? That is not recommended. Ah… I can hear the ambulance. All will be better, Terence.

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Write a summary on how to treat scalds. Your summary must: • not be more than 60 words including the 10 words given below • be in continuous writing • be written in one paragraph Begin your summary as follows: The first thing to do to a scalded victim is…

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MID-YEAR EXAMINATION SET 1
Paper 1 Time : 1 hour
This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D with 40 questions. Answer all questions. SECTION A

Questions 1 – 2 Study the notice below carefully and answer the questions that follow. Golden Cinemas
Movieline 05-547 7996 (Kinta City) 07-776 6154 (Johor Bharu) For bookings, call 4 hours before showtime Collect tickets 30 minutes before showtime

Ready the cartoon strip below and answer the questions that follow.

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What is the notice about? A Reminder for ticket holders B Selling online tickets C Announcement about new movies D Booking tickets through telephone
Adapted from Pickles by Brian Crane

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According to the notice, A tickets must be bought at the counter B tickets should be collected 30 minutes before showtime C tickets booked an hour before showtime are free D tickets can be booked by sending short message services to the numbers given

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Margaret‟s sister is a A hazy B meticulous

person. C vague D rough

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What event did her sister plan? A An engagement ceremony B A birthday party C A funeral ceremony D A wedding ceremony

Question 5 Read the advertisement below carefully and answer the question that follows. Marketing Executive
(2 Positions)
• Diploma/Degree in Business Studies/Marketing • Minimum 2 years sales experience • Self motivated, have good personality and computer literate • Possess own transport • Willing to travel outstation • Good interpersonal & communication skills (both oral & written) in English and Malay language
Berjaya Industries Sdn Bhd PT 28865, Jalan Ikan Sepat, Off Jalan Telok Ketam, 42000 Port Klang, Selangor Darul Ehsan. Tel: 03-3134 3299 Fax : 03-3134 2290

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jeyshida@smksm Candidates must have at least a Diploma in Business Studies/Marketing Intensive training will be provided for those who do not have experience Candidates must posses at least 2 years experience The company is situated in Port Klang

Questions 6 – 7 Read the label below carefully and answer the questions that follow.
100% Pure wool Hand wash only

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Which of the following is not true? The material used for the coat comes from a A crocodile B worm C sheep How is the coat made? A By weaving B By knitting C By sewing

C may be caused by dirty air D occurs in teenagers only 9 From the conversation, we know that Marina is A an obstinate person B a responsible person C an intelligent person D a caring person

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Questions 8 – 9 Read the conversation below carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Marina Rajeshwari : Hi Rajeswari! Why didn‟t you come to school last week? : I had a bad asthma attack. The doctor says it happened because air pollution. : How do you feel now? : Much better but I had to take some medicine to prevent it.

Question 10 Study the sign below carefully and answer the question that follows.

Marina Rajeshwari

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Asthma is a disease that A lasts for a week B raises sugar level in one‟s blood

10 What does the sign mean? A The men are digging here B Hacking in progress C Construction is going on D The men are using axes

SECTION B Questions 11 – 20 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks.
One of the wonders of the world is___________(11) Great Wall of China. It___________ (12) built hundreds of years ago in China. The Great Wall of China was built___________ (13) the Northern border of China. Its functions to keep away the barbarians. The wall is very tall, long and strong as well. The wall was built___________ (14) the reign of17 great emperor Shih Huang Ti. The local lords Shih the Huang Ti actually had built wall and forts especially at points___________ (15) barbarians have attacked. During the reign of Shih Huang Ti, all walls and forts were joined up and___________ (16) into one long,

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B how 11 A a B the 12 A is B a 13 A in B over C are D were C were D was C along D at 16 A make B makes

D when C making D made

17 A for B from 18 A or B and 19 A for B from

C at D approximately C or D but C at D approximately C occurrence D sure

14 A when B on 15 A where

C in D during C that

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SECTION C Questions 21 – 23 Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.
Situation A : Two girls are in the shopping complex. Ratna : Anita, can you help me to think of (21) a good gift for my father? It is because it‟s his birthday next week. Anita : Well, you could get him a watch. It is the latest design. Ratna : Oh! He does not go for (22) watches. Anita : Why don‟t you buy one for yourself? The price has been marked down (23) from RM80 to RM50. Ratna : That‟s a good idea. Thank you for your suggestion. Anita : You‟re welcome.

21 think of A buy the gift for B pay the money for C make a decision D imagine things

22 go for A pay B like C use D buy

23 marked down A reduced B changed C approved D raised

Questions 24 – 26 Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation B : Mother is talking to her son. Mother : Please keep an eye on (24) your sister‟s while I‟m out buying some groceries. Charlie : I shall try to do that. I must have a brainwave (25) on some activities to keep them occupied. Mother : I‟m sure you can think of activities to keep them out of your hour (26) but don‟t mess up 18 the house. Charlie : I promise, mum.

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24 keep an eye on A watch on B visit them C look closer D look after

25 have a brainwave A draw a brain B make the brain work C make waves D have a good idea

26 to keep them out of your hour A to keep them from following you B to keep them from disturbing you C to keep them from screaming D to keep them from danger

SECTION D Questions 27 – 32 Read the questionnaire below carefully. Then, answer the questions that follow.
Complete the following questionnaire and stand a chance to win a free trip to Surabaya. One Grand Prize • 2 return air tickets to Surabaya • 2 nights hotel accommodation at the Grand Hotel, Surabaya • 50% discount at Grand Outlet Boutique Two Consolation Prizes • 2 nights hotel accommodation at the Grand Hotel, Malacca • 50% discount at Grand Outlet Boutique A. Answer the following questions. 1. What is your favourite scent? Gucci ( ) Yves St Laurent ( ) Guy Laroche ( ) Ralph Lauren ( ) Others ( ) Please specify ______________________ 2. How much do you spend on purchasing scents a month? RM50 – RM100 ( ) RM101- RM200 ( ) RM201 – RM300 ( ) More than RM301 ( ) B. It is essential for you to complete this portion. Name: ______________________ Occupation: ______________________ Age: ______________________ Address: ______________________ I/C No: ______________________ Tel. No: ______________________

27 Grand Outlet Boutique most probably sells . A cosmetics C makeup products B perfumes D skincare products
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jeyshida@smksm B fondness D indifference scents C it is optional to complete the portion on personal details in the questionnaire D the cheapest product sold at Grand Outlet Boutique is RM50 31 This questionnaire is probably available at the A information counter B lingerie section C toiletries section D updates and promotions counter 32 The word essential can best be replaced by A gratuitous C redundant B indispensable D superfluous

29 Which of the following is true? A The Grand Hotel is merely located in Indonesia B The grand prize winner travels solo to Surabaya C There will be two prizes in totality for those who complete the questionnaire D This questionnaire is probably available at all Grand Outlet Boutiques 30 From the questionnaire, we know that A all customers who complete the questionnaire are entitled to win consolation prizes B Grand Outlet Boutique sells mainly renowned

Questions 33 – 40 Read the dialogue below carefully. Then, answer the questions that follow.
Lokman Serena Lokman Serena Lokman Serena Lokman Serena Lokman Serena Lokman Serena : : : : : : : : : : : : What are you doing, Serena? I‟m surfing to gather some information on the Olympic Games. Wow, that‟s interesting! What have you found out? The Olympic Games marked its beginning in April 1896 in Athens. There were 311 athletes who participated in this game. I‟m not surprised as the Greeks are renowned for the athletic prowess. The Olympic flag was designed by Pierre de Coubertin. There are five intertwined rings of blue, yellow, black, green and red. Do you know what they symbolize? No. Please tell me, Serena. They symbolize the five land masses united by their participation in the Olympics. Each colour of the ring represents a nation. When was the Olympic flag hoisted? In fact, there is. The flag which was first hoisted in 1914 in Sorbonne has been in use since 1920. Do you know that the torch was first introduced by the Olympic Congress in 1925? I definitely did not know that. I am curious to know how the torch is lit. Oh, okay. The torch was first lit in 1936 in Olympia. Believe me, it was indeed a unique way of doing it! A concave mirror was placed on a wood and it was kept under the sunlight until it caught fire. Amazing, isn‟t it? Simply amazing! Well, that‟s not all! The torch was then carried to Berlin by relay runners. Berlin was then the host of the Olympic Games. That was truly informative, Serena. Thank you. The pleasure is all mine.

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33 Serena is most probably at the A archive B computer lab C library D resource centre
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34 The Olympic Game was inaugurated in . A 1896 C 1914 B 1925 D 1936

35 The word intertwined can best be replaced by A disengaged C unknot B entangled D unravelled 36 The first Olympic torch consisted of a wood with a A concave mirror situated on it B concave mirror strapped on it C concave mirror connected to it D concave mirror fastened to it 37 Which of the following statements is true? A 311 nations participated in the initial Olympic Game B The Olympic flag was conceived by Pierre de Coubertin C A concave mirror was placed on a wood to douse the torch D The Olympic torch is carried to the venue in a relay event

jeyshida@smksm 38 From the passage, we can conclude that the initial Olympic Game was A a platform for Greek athletes B held in 1896 C held in Berlin D impeded by the Greeks 39 Serena is surfing the Internet to get information on the Olympics. This shows that she is . A inspirational C rousing B resourceful D stirring 40 Which of the following statement is not true? A The flag was first raised in 1914 in Sorbonne. B The first torch was delivered to Berlin by relay runners. C The first Olympic flag was first darned by Pierre de Coubertin D A concave mirror was positioned on a wood to ignite the torch.

MID-YEAR EXAMINATION SET 1
Paper 2 This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions. Time : 1 hour 30 minutes
SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING Question 1 You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on this question. Study the pictures below. Use the notes and pictures to write the story. Complete the story.

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fisherman – weather – rough – little wife – worried – anxious – safety – dusk savings – bills – go – sea When writing your story: • use the correct format • use all the notes given • elaborate on the given notes to make it more interesting • ensure it is not less than 120 words
SECTION B: LITERATURE COMPONENT Question 1 Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow.
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Heir Conditioning M.SHANmughalingam Grand dad did you breathe before air cons were invented was it hard staying alive without modern inventions? Grandma weren‟t you flustered as you fluttered with paper fans? Could you communicate before faxes and long distance calls become basic necessities? Grandchild we lived before your age. Because of our ignorance, we did not know pollution, stress, traffic jams destruction of forests, streams and hills we feared God and nature now nature fears you and money is your new God.

(a) Name one modern invention mentioned in the poem? (b) State one moral value in the poem. (c) How would you describe the persona? Why? Question 2 Based on the drama Rumpelstiltskin, write about an event you think is important. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer.

SECTION C: SUMMARY You are advised to spend about 30 minutes on this question. Read the passage below and answer the question that follows.
A very good morning I bid to the teacher advisors and fellow members. As we all know, a clean and pleasant environment is vital for a conducive learning environment. Thus, the Environment Society is organizing a Cleanliness Campaign this Saturday to spruce up our environment. The members are divided into three groups. The first group is responsible for clearing the school compound. They are required to clear the rubbish and clean the drains. The second group will plant some flowers and maintain the garden including watering and weeding the plants. They should prepare signboards such as “DO NOT LITTER”, “KEEP OFF THE GRASS” and “DO NOT PICK THE FLOWERS”. We will plant some trees around the school as green lungs and also to provide shade on bright and sunny days. In fact, co-curricular activities can be carried out under the shady trees. So, be punctual and bring along the necessary tools and equipment to help you carry out your tasks effectively. Thank you.

Write a summary on the activities that will be carried out by the Environment Club. Your summary must: • not be more than 60 words including the 10 words given below • be in continuous writing • be written in one paragraph Begin your summary as follows: The Environment Club is organizing a Cleanliness Campaign this Saturday…

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Paper 1 Time : 1 hour
This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D with 40 questions. Answer all questions. SECTION A

Questions 1 – 2 Study the notice below carefully and answer the questions that follow.
FOGGING Area : Taman Impiana, Taman Murni and Taman Mewah Time : 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm Date : 15 May 2010 - Please do not stay in the house - Open the windows and doors - Keep your food in a safe place

Question 3 Study the sign below carefully and answer the question that follows.

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The sign shows A no cycling B no parking C no roading D do not park your bicycle here

Question 4 Study the pie chart below carefully and answer the question that follows.

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Activities during the weekend of students of Form 2 Cemerlang

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Which is the most popular activity among the students of Form 2 Cemerlang? A Reading books B Doing household chores C Attending tuition classes D Surfing the Net

The phrase ran out of means A confuse B not have any C wait D leave quickly

Question 9 Read the advertisement below carefully and answer the question that follows. Best Pack Best Value: • Chicken burger with French fries • 2 bowls of mixed fruits • Special doll For every Best Pack sold, RM1 will be channelled to the Disabled Association. 9 When we buy the Best Pack offer, we get A to pay less B a free coupon worth RM1 C to do charity D to eat delicious food

Questions 5 – 6 Study the cartoon below carefully and answer the questions that follow.
There are many ripe rambutans in Pak Abu‟s orchard. Why don‟t we go there and pick some up while he is not around? That‟s a good idea. Besides, Pak Abu is a very stingy person.

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The cartoon above shows that the boys are A decent C ethical B dissolute D honest What should Sulaiman do if he is a good friend? A Call the police and tell about Razak‟s plan B Fight with Razak C Follow him to steal Pak Abu‟s rambutans D Advice Razak not to do something that isn‟t right

Question 10 Read the dialogue below carefully and answer the question that follows.
Mrs Tan : Have you seen the condition of the playground in our housing area? Puan Fariza : No, I haven‟t. Why? Mrs Tan : I feel sad each time I drive past that area. The playground is in a very bad condition. The swings are broken and the steps going up the slides are wobbly. To top it, the place is covered with tall grass and thorny bushes. Puan Fariza : That‟s terrible. We should complain to the town council about it.

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Questions 7 – 8 Read the message below carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Chui, I‟m tired of calling Prem. He is not picking up the phone despite my several calls. Can you call him for me because I ran out of credit. Please call me once you‟ve reached him.

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The text above is most probably A a voice message on a telephone B a text message to a mobile phone C a message sent through the Internet

10 Mrs Tan probably feels ____________ with the condition of the playground. A angry B anxious C disappointed D proud

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jeyshida@smksm Questions 11 – 20 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks. Gayathri and Michelle________________(11) best friends. Among the many things that they had in common was that they liked helping other friends. One day, they_________(12) that old Mr Selvam was going to live with his daughter_____________ (13) two days. He left his house keys with Gayathri so that the girls could feed his cat. When the girls went over________________(14) feed the cat, they found the house in a mess. The girls ________________(15) to clean the house. After that, they went out and cleaned____________ (16) garden. On the day that Mr Selvam returned, they________________(17) some fresh flowers in the vases. Mr Selvam thanked them. Gayathri and Michelle______________ (18) at each other. Mr Selvam then invited the girls for a ________________ (19) dinner. They dined at a ________________ (20) restaurant. The girls were thrilled. 11 A was B were 12 A saw B noticed 13 A from B for 14 A by B into C are D is C whispered D heard C of D by C to D at 15 A wanted B suggested 16 A a B the 17 A arranged B picked 18 A smiled B laughed 20 A dilapidated B meagre C recommended D decided C an D C took D cut C cried D excited C plush D ramshackle

19 A bland B delectable

C flavourless D insipid

SECTION C Questions 21 – 23 Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.
Situation A : Nadia is talking to her sister. Sister : Why you look so sad? Nadia : My best friend, Husna has been ignoring me. I don‟t know how long I can put up with (21) this situation. Sister : Are you sure you didn‟t do anything to let her down (22)? Nadia : I don‟t think so because two days ago we were fine. Sister : Maybe you should talk this over (23) with her. I think it must be a misunderstanding between both of you.

21 put up with A leave B stop C handle D tolerate

22 let her down A disappoint her B harm her C disturb her D ignore her

23 talk this over A revise B discuss C meet D replace

Questions 24– 26 Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.
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Situation B : Salman is inviting Bobby for lunch. Salman : Bobby, would you like to join me for lunch? I‟ll foot the bill (24). Bobby : Sure, Salman. But what‟s up (25)? You only invite me for lunch once in a blue moon (26), and it‟s usually to talk about something important. Salman : Yes, you‟re right. However, I will only tell you about it during lunch. Bobby : Okay, see you then.

24 foot the bill A ignore the bill B step on the bill C throw away the bill D pay the bill

25 what‟s up? A what‟s going on? B what is in the sky? C what‟s upstairs? D what‟s the matter?

26 once in a blue moon A often B very rarely C sometimes D usually

SECTION D Questions 27 – 32 Read the horoscope below and answer the questions that follow.
Scorpio (Oct 24 – Nov 21) Today is a good day for work and money. Do meet your boss for the pay rise that you deserve. It is time you should be appreciated for all the hard work you have put in. Remember to be diplomatic. Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21) This is a quiet day for you to reflect on the events that have upset you for the last few days. However, don‟t worry as things will liven up by tomorrow. Someone you least expect will cheer you up. Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19) Finance is your utmost worry today. Revaluate your budget and do away with expenses that are burning a hole in your pocket. A friend will be able to help you out in your financial crisis. Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18) Today is an upsetting day for you as things tend to get out of hand. Be extra cautious as tempers may flare and you may be up in arms with those who annoy you. So, keep your cool and let the day pass quietly.

27 Sally spoke to her employer regarding an increment in her salary. Her birthday is probably on A 25 October B 23 November C 23 December D 23 January 28 According to the horoscope, a person born under will have money problems. A Scorpio C Capricorn B Sagittarius D Aquarius 29 The idiom up in arms means one who is A extremely faithful C ready to fight B filled with terror D very serious

30 From the horoscope, we can conclude that it will probably be a A red-letter day for Scorpios B lively and exciting day for Sagittarians C worry-free day for those born under Capricorn D cool and calm day for Aquarians 31 Who of the following will be remunerated? A Feroz who is born on 30th October B Serena who is born 30th November C Kevin who is born on 30th December D Nina who is born on 30th January 32 Harold is a Sagittarian. He‟ll probably spend the day __________ a past event. A arguing over C relishing B fussing over D reminiscing

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We have often been told that a dog is a man‟s best friend. Most of us tend to shrug it off as mere nonsense. However, there is some truth in this adage. A farmer named John Gray lived in Edinburgh with his small-sized shaggy dog, Timmy. They were very close and wherever they went, they went together. It was a tradition that every Saturday, the farmer would go for his lunch at a nearby inn. The dog would join the master for lunch at the inn. John would eat a simple lunch while the dog would be given a bone. A few years later the farmer died. The owner of the inn was puzzled to see Timmy at the inn. It looked pleadingly at the owner. Feeling pity, he gave the poor dog a bone. The dog took the bone and ran away. This routine followed for the next few days. One day, the curious owner decided to follow the dog. He was amazed to see the faithful dog making a beeline towards the graveyard. It placed the bone near John Gray‟s grave and sat lovingly beside it. The inn owner was touched by the dog‟s faithfulness towards its master. As winter was fast approaching, the inn owner decided to make a shelter for the dog near its master‟s grave. He would also provide a bone a day for the dog. 10 years later, the inn owner came as usual to give the dog a bone. He was shocked to see the dog dead. He quickly buried the dog near its master. Undeniably, a dog is a man‟s best friend.

33 The dog became famous because of its towards its master. A betrayal B devotion C infidelity D treachery 34 What was the routine observed by John Gray during the weekend? A He would dine at an inn with his pet B He would walk to the farm with his dog C He would tutor his dog to seize a bone D He would build a shelter for his dog 35 The word puzzled can best be replaced with A baffled B clarified C enlightened 36 Making a beeline means to go A frantically C leisurely B relaxingly D quickly 37 Which of the following statements is true? A Timmy is a small-sized hairy dog B John Gray was disgusted with his dog C The inn owner was offended with the dog‟s

presence in the inn every day D The dog died a century after its master‟s death 38 The passage emphasizes the strong between man and animal. A aloofness B attachment C detachment D indifference 39 A dog is termed as a man‟s best friend because of its

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Paper 2 This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions. SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING Question 1 You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on this question. You have conducted a survey to find out why the parents of Form 3 Maju send their children for tuition. Based on the pie chart, write a report on the reasons why these students attend tuition. Time : 1 hour 30 minutes

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Question 1 Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow.

I Wonder Jeannie Kirby I wonder why the grass is green, And why the wind is never seen? Who taught the birds to build the nest, And told the trees to take a rest? O, when the moon is not quite round, Where can the missing bit be found? Who light the stars, when they blow out, And makes the lightning flash about? Who paint the rainbow in the sky, And hangs the fluffy clouds so high? Why is it now, do you suppose, That Dad won‟t tell me, if he knows? (a) How is the lightning described in the poem? (b) How would you describe the persona? (c) Who do you think knows the answers to all these questions? Why? Question 2 Based on the short story „One and All Alone, do you like the ending of the short story? Provide evidence from the text to support your answer.

SECTION C: SUMMARY You are advised to spend about 30 minutes on this question. Read the announcement below and answer the question that follows. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to today‟s section of “Being a Good Consumer.” There are a few tips to adhere when you are selecting fish. The fishmonger will always assure you that the fish he sells is the freshest. However, as a sensible consumer, do not be swayed by his sweet talk. Instead learn how to recognize fresh fish. You will first have to look at the physical appearance. The eyes of a fresh fish will be intact. You will find that the cornea is shiny and the eyeballs are visible. So, make sure you look at the eyes to ensure its freshness. The next thing to look out for is the gills. The gill of a fresh fish is firm. Then, lift the gill. A fresh fish has slimy and well formed gill. If you hold a fresh fish in your hands, it should be firm. Similarly the fins, tail and scales should be firm and neat. So, ladies and gentlemen, the next time you buy a fish, remember these tips to be a smart and wise consumer. Thank you. Write a summary on how to choose fresh fish. Your summary must: • not be more than 60 words including the 10 words given below • be in continuous writing • be written in one paragraph Begin your summary as follows:
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MONTHLY TEST 3
Paper 1 SECTION A Questions 1 – 2 Read the advertisement below carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Essential Body Cream by Avenue (RM600, 200 ml) • Body care product made to enhance the skin and figure of mature women. • Other effective actions include firming, slimming and providing nutrition. • Be seduced by the richness of this silky salve cream with top notes of water-lily and middle notes of

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SPORTS AWARENESS MONTH Coming To You This November Activities : • Abseiling Workshop • Tennis Lessons • Flying Fox Workshop • Skateboarding Demonstration • Badminton Clinic • Ping pong Clinic

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From the cartoon strip above, we know that Earl is a A responsible person B patient person C careless person D kind person

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Questions 7 – 8 Read the message below carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Ramlah, Lunch is on the table. There‟s rice, fish curry and vegetable soup in the pot. I‟ve prepared a slice of your favourite dessert. It is in the refrigerator. Please clean up after you‟ve eaten. Mum

3 ForWhendetails call : 04-399 4898 (Miss Fatrisya) more is the Sports Awareness month? A In February C In November B In May D In September 4 Which of the following activities are not included in this event? A Tennis lesson B Badminton clinic C Walk-climbing workshop D Abseiling workshop 7

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Question 5 Read the newspaper headline below carefully and answer the question that follows. FEVER OUTBREAK! 5 From the headline, we know that A no one is having a fever B some people are having fever C a few people are having fever D many people are having fever

Question 9 Read the sign below carefully and answer the question that follows.

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SECTION B Questions 11 – 20 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks.
To make French toast, you need____________(11) two slices of bread, two eggs, a pinch of salt, a dash of pepper and____________(12) butter. First, ____________ (13) the eggs into a bowl. Add salt and pepper to the eggs. Next, use a fork to beat the eggs____________ (14) it is frothy. Now, warm the pan over the fire. Heat some butter____________ (15) the pan and wait until it melts. Then, ____________ (16) a slice of bread into the egg mixture and put it into the frying pan. Fry both sides of the bread until it____________ (17) golden brown. Then, turn off the heat. The bread is ____________ (18) to be served. Remember, to serve it with a cup of ____________ (19) hot coffee or tea. It is a good start for an ____________ (20) day.

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C the D – C much D a little of C broke D breaking C turned D turning C ready D should

14 A from B to 15 A in B into 16 A dip B dips 19 A brimming B piping 20 A auspicious B eternal

C into D until C at D on C dipped

C shriveling D sizzling C ominous D overcast

SECTION C Questions 21 – 23 Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined.
Situation A : Suraya : Wan Fui : Suraya : Wan Fui : Suraya : Suraya and Wan Fui are talking in the canteen. Why didn‟t you turn up (21) for Lingesh‟s birthday party? I hadn‟t finished painting the house. How did it go? It was interesting. Anyway, I bumped into (22) our ex-classmate, Sheila. How is she? 32 As usual, blowing her trumpet (23).

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21 turn up A come B go C leave D return 22 bumped into A met intentionally B met unintentionally

C organized meeting D pre-arrange get together 23 blowing her trumpet A bragging B exhausted C flattering D irritating

Questions 24 – 26 Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation B : Muniandy is talking to Farid about his weekend plans. Muniandy : Farid, where are you rushing off? Can I have a word with (24) you? Farid : Why not? Muniandy : I am in two minds (25) about going with my family to the Food Fair this weekend. Farid : What‟s holding you back? Muniandy : I had already agreed to attend tennis lesson with Ah Keat, when out of the blue (26), my father said that we are going to the Food Fair. Farid : Well, you‟ll have to decide wisely what you want to do this weekend. 24 have a word with A listen to B walk with C sing with D talk to 25 two minds A undecided B confused C excited D interested 26 out of the blue A sincerely B suddenly C loudly D unexpectedly

SECTION D Questions 27 – 32 Read the passage below carefully. Then, answer the questions that follow.
Sambal Tempeh with French Beans and Tofu • 200g tempeh • 3 pcs of fried tofu • 50g of anchovies • 50g peanuts • 250g of French beans • 1 large red onion • 2 tbsp of sugar • salt to taste • olive oil, enough for frying Blend the following: • 2 stalks of lemongrass • 3 tbsp dried prawns, soaked • 3-4 thick slices of galangal • 4 pieces dried chillies, soaked • 3 cloves of garlic • 1 large red onion Method: • Fry the tempeh, tofu, anchovies, peanuts, and set aside. Blanch French beans in hot water for one to two minutes. Heat oil and add onion, sambal paste and fry until fragrant. Add back the tempeh, tofu, anchovies, 33 peanuts, French beans and other ingredients and fry until well mixed. (Estimated cooking time 45 mins)

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B a quarter to twelve C a quarter past eleven D a quarter past twelve 31 Which of the following ingredient should be grinded? Anchovies A Galangal B Onions C Peanuts D 32 This dish would most probably be bland A insipid B piquant C placid D

Questions 33 – 40 Read the passage below carefully. Then, answer the questions that follow.
Is the tomato a fruit or vegetable? Of course, it doesn‟t really matter very much which it is, since we use it in this country as a vegetable. A fascinating thing about this question is that the Supreme Court of the United States actually had to decide what tomato is! Botanically, tomato is a fruit. There can be no question about that. But it is used in soups, sauces and ketchup, and in many other ways in the main part of the meal. So, for purposes of trade, the Supreme Court in 1893 classified the tomato as a vegetable! The tomato originated in its wild form in South America in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia. Long before Columbus went to the new world, cultivated forms of the tomato had already been developed in Mexico. And it is probable that tomatoes from Mexico were the first ones ever seen by people in Europe. The first definite description of the tomato in Europe was in Italy in 1554, where it was called pomid’oro, or “apple of gold”. This means that a yellow type of tomato was the first known in Europe. Before the end of the sixteenth century, tomatoes were being grown in the gardens of England, Spain, Italy, France and the countries of mid-Europe. But they were considered a sort of curiosity. 34 By the mid-1700‟s people in several countries of Europe were using the tomato as food and the first person to grow it in the United States was Thomas Jefferson, in 1781. But many people considered the tomato to be poisonous. It wasn‟t until about 1900 that it became popular for eating. The tomato plant is a relative of the potato and tobacco plants. It needs a long growing season and light, rich,

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B The tomatoes became a popular crop in Europe by the end of the 16th century C The tomato plant hailed from South America D Thomas Jefferson pioneered the farming of tomatoes in the United States 38 From the passage, we know that tomatoes are A grown in green houses during winter B harvested when they are ripe C linked to the potato and tobacco plants D well-suited for mushy terrain 39 The tomato is ____________ classified as a vegetable by the Supreme Court in 1893. A arbitrarily C legitimately B capriciously D haphazardly 40 The feral form of tomatoes were available in A Italy C South America B Mexico D Spain

MONTHLY TEST 3
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When writing your letter: • use the correct format • use all the notes given • elaborate on the given notes to make it more interesting • ensure it is not less than 120 words SECTION B: LITERATURE COMPONENT Question 1 Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Heir Conditioning M.SHANmughalingam Grand dad did you breathe before air cons were invented was it hard staying alive without modern inventions? Grandma weren‟t you flustered as you fluttered with paper fans? Could you communicate before faxes and long distance calls become basic necessities? Grandchild we lived before your age. Because of our ignorance, we did not know pollution, stress, traffic jams destruction of forests, streams and hills we feared God and nature now nature fears you and money is your new God. (a) (b) (c) Name one possible way of communicating during the grandparents era. What was Grandpa terrified of? Do you think the younger generation fears God? Why?

Question 2 Based on the drama Rumpelstiltskin, do you think the title is appropriate? Provide evidence from the text to support your answer.

SECTION C: SUMMARY You are advised to spend about 30 minutes on this question. Read the announcement below and answer the question that follows.
Dear Doctor, I have been diagnosed as having a severe backache. Can you please give me some tips on how to cope with the backache? Laura Dear Laura, I am very sorry that you are plagued with this problem. The good news is that you can relieve the pain. Sleep on a firm mattress as this will keep your back straight. It is also advisable to sleep on your side instead of your back. However, if you are so used to sleeping on your back, you should use a contour pillow to ensure the spine is straight and reduce the strain on you back. It is also advisable not to carry bags on your shoulders as36 will aggravate the situation. However, if you do have to this carry a bag, I would recommend a backpack as it has two straps that can be strapped to both shoulders. In this way, the weight of the back is evenly spread as unequal stress will lead to severe backache. Finally, try to avoid lifting heavy objects. However, if it is unavoidable, you should bend your knees when lifting as this

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Paper 1 Time : 1 hour
This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C and with 40 questions. Answer all questions. SECTION A

Question 1 Read the notice below carefully and answer the question that follows.
ELEGANCE BOUTIQUE We are closing from June 2009-October 2009 due to business expansion. 37

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The word expansion means to A reduce C increase B extend D close

jeyshida@smksm Question 2 Read the message below carefully and answer the question that follows.
Dear Nita, I am going to the market. Breakfast is on the table. Lock the doors before you leave the house. Mum

Question 5 Read the advertisement below carefully and answer the question that follows.
HAVING FINANCIAL PROBLEMS? Solve your problems with our new e-Provide loan scheme with low interest rates. Call us now at 03-2789684 and let us help you.

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From the message, we know that Nita will probably A have her lunch at home B go out after breakfast C be at home the whole day D help her mother at the market

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The advertisement is probably from a A factory C tuition centre B bank D clinic

Question 6 Study the poster below carefully and answer the question that follows.
Don’t wait until they gone!

Question 3 Read the sign below carefully and answer the question that follows.
CASH AND CREDIT CARD ACCEPTED

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What does the sign above mean? A You cannot pay cash B You can pay by cheque C You can pay in installments D You can pay by credit card

Save our Orang Utans from extinction

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The word extinction in the poster means A hunting C no longer existing B killing D moving away

Question 4 Study the picture below carefully and answer the question that follows.
Are you prepared for the exam tomorrow, Razif? No, I think I have to burn the midnight oil tonight.

Question 7 Study the picture below carefully and answer the question that follows.

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When Razif says he has to „burn the midnight oil‟, he means A he has to light up his room B he has to pour some oil into the lamp C he has to study for his exam at the last minute

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The things in the picture are used by a A doctor C gardener B tailor D carpenter

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The accident happened on A Friday morning C Friday afternoon B Thursday morning D Thursday afternoon

Kuala Lumpur, Friday: A mother and child were seriously injured after the car they were in rammed into a highway divider early yesterday morning. Both victims were hospitalised and reported to be in critical condition. SECTION B Questions 11 – 20 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks.

10 The word critical means A serious C healthy B stable

The weather was gloomy. It was threatening ________________(11) rain at anytime. ________________(12), that did not stop us from________________(13) our adventure. We________________(14) climbing the rocky mountain. The three of________________(15) were very adamant on reaching our destination, the peak of the mountain. As we were climbing, suddenly it________________(16) pouring. All of us were drenched and cold, but our determination kept us going. Finally, we reached the peak. The view was simply spectacular. We were________________(17) by the beautiful panorama. All the effort________________(18) well worth it. After resting for an hour, we began our ________________ (19) to the foot of the mountain. Luckily, there was no rain this time to ________________ (20) our journey. 11 A for B at 12 A However B Although 13 A pursued B pursues 14 A continue B continued C to D from C Even though 16 A started B starts 17 A saddened B mesmerized 18 A were B is 19 A ascend B ascent 20 A alleviate B facilitate C start

C disgusted D shocked C was D are C descend D descent C foster D hamper

C pursuing D pursue C continuous D continues

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C you D us

SECTION C Questions 21 – 23 Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation A : Hakeem and Suresh are talking during recess. Hakeem : The Humanitarian Society needs some volunteers to help out (21) at the „Orphan Care‟ 39 campaign next week. Suresh : Oh yes! I read about that campaign in the bulletin. Hakeem : I think we should do our part in helping the needy. Are you up for it (22)?

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21 to help out A to go out and help B to help the society C to ask help outside

22 up for it A go up and help B stand up and go C to wake people up D ready to help

23 count me in A count me as a member B help me count C I can join to help D I‟ll be in to count

Questions 24 – 26 Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation B : Neighbours Amin and Wong are talking about the neighbourhood cleanliness. Wong : I think that the cleanliness rate in our neighbourhood is not up to the mark (24). Amin : Yes, I agree. The residents here are not bothered about keeping this place clean. Even the town council only sends workers to clean this area once in a blue moon (25). Wong : Exactly, we‟ll have to do something about this before the situation gets out of hand (26). 24 not up to the mark A not measuring up to a good standard B marking up C not having a mark above 25 once in a blue moon A when the moon is blue B often C rarely D once every month 26 out of hand A becomes easy B becomes uncontrollable C reaches someone‟s hand D gets out of place

SECTION D

Questions 27 – 32
Study the advertisement below carefully and choose the best answer for the questions that follow.

27 According to the advertisement, what causes dandruff? A Oily scalp B Dry scalp C Normal scalp D Hair-fall
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28 The word recurrence means A to stop happening B to begin C to happen repeatedly D to increase 29 The Add-Vitamin Technology in the shampoo

helps to A moisturize hair B strengthen hair

C fight dandruff D prevent dryness

30 The following are contents in the shampoo, except A B C D Rosemary Jojoba oil Ylang-Ylang Lemon extract

jeyshida@smksm 31 Below are the adverse effects of dry hair except A dandruff B prickly scalp C robust hair D receding hair 32 Whom would you recommend this product to? A Leela who has arid hair B Fareezah who has glossy tresses C Seema who has a wholesome mane D Raymond who has manageable hair

Questions 33 – 40 Read the diary below carefully. Then, answer the questions that follow.
Dear Diary, I had a very exciting day today. I was involved in manning the „Music Tunnel‟ stall at the food and fun fair. This stall is responsible for spinning out song requests from the crowd. I kept the crowd entertained with witty comments and jokes. It was fun but noisy as the music was blaring. Luckily, the audio system was excellent so I enjoyed the music thoroughly especially when there was good music. Half an hour after the stall was in operation, an elderly lady walked into the stall. She requested for some songs from the 1960‟s. I was abashed as I had no CDs catering to that era. The woman beamed and handed in her CD. The music streamed through the fair site. The crowd, regardless of their age, was swaying to the upbeat music. The songs attracted the crowd like bees to honey. The woman began to dance and soon many others joined her. The demand for the 1960‟s song grew rapidly. In fact, it was one of the most popular stall at the fair. It was indeed heart-warming to see the older and younger generation bond as they laughed and danced happily to the music. By dusk, the stall had collected RM1 300. This is indeed a great achievement for the school and also for me. The money would be used to restore the existing hall. The Principal personally came to me and congratulated me on a job well done. I was beaming from ear to ear. I was so proud of myself.

33 The writer was most probably a/an at the fair. A announcer B broadcaster C DJ D VJ 34 The aim of the food and fun fair is to A build a new hall B demolish the existing hall C erect an additional hall D modernize the present hall 35 The word abashed can best be replaced with A arrogant B conceited C embarrassed D pompous
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36 From the diary, we know that the writer A is enthusiastic about music B had songs of yester-years C was reluctant to play songs from the 1960‟s D was incapable of carrying out his task effectively 37 The idiom beaming from ear to ear means being A dismal C ecstatic B distressed D melancholy 38 Which of the following statements is true? A The food and fun fair ended in the afternoon B The writer was happy with the mediocre audio system C The Principal was gratified with the collection from Music Tunnel D The songs were able to create a rift between the older and younger generation

39 The „Music Tunnel‟ stall has made a collection from the song requests. A frivolous C significant marginal B D trivial

jeyshida@smksm 40 All from the sale will be used to restore the existing hall. A contributions C expenses B donations D proceeds

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jeyshida@smksm This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions.
SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING
Question 1 You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on this question. You have been asked to write an article on the disadvantages of keeping pets. Use the following notes to help you write your article. • emotional attachment – death of pets • carrier of diseases – bird flu • expensive – upkeep, food, veterinary When writing your article: • use the correct format • use all the notes given • elaborate on the given notes to make it more interesting • ensure it is not less than 120 words

SECTION B: NOVEL Question 1 Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow. Heir Conditioning M.SHANmughalingam Grand dad did you breathe before air cons were invented was it hard staying alive without modern inventions? Grandma weren‟t you flustered as you fluttered with paper fans? Could you communicate before faxes and long distance calls become basic necessities? Grandchild we lived before your age. Because of our ignorance, we did not know pollution, stress, traffic jams destruction of forests, streams and hills we feared God and nature now nature fears you and money is your new God. (a) Name one environmental issue mentioned in the poem. (b) What did Grandma use to beat the heat? (c) Do you think the grandparents feel deprived of modernization? Why? Question 2 Based on the short story „One is One and All Alone‟, state the effects of technology. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer.

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Paper 1

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This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D with 40 questions. Answer all questions. SECTION A

Question 1 Study the picture below carefully and answer the question that follows.
Nina, I thought that it was an old watch, so I threw it. Well, you should have thought better!

Read the magazine cover below carefully and answer the question that follows.
ON THE MOVE

In this month’s issue: • Car safety-what you need to know • Tips on better fuel economy • Learn more about Anti-Braking System

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From the picture, we know that Nina A is very grateful B wants a new watch C is very angry D wanted to throw the watch

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Razman would read the magazine to A learn about petroleum B learn more about car safety C learn about traffic rules D find out car prices

Question 2 Read the notice below carefully and answer the question that follows.
ATTENTION ALL EMPLOYEES
Working hours are from 8.00am to 5.00 pm effective from 1st October 2009. Please take note. The Management

Question 5 Read the sign below carefully and answer the question that follows.
SILENCE PLEASE

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The word effective can best be replaced with A immediate C ending B starting D stopping

The sign can be found at A a restaurant B a supermarket C a football stadium D a library

Question 3 Study the table below carefully and answer the question that follows.
Snatch Theft Scene
Places Number of cases Roadside 239 Train Station 178 Parking Bays 165 Market 170

Question 6 Read the newspaper article below and answer the question that follows.
Kuala Lumpur, Friday: The Permata Building finally saw completion yesterday after years of delay in construction. The project was facing several problems since it was planned.

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The least number of snatch theft cases happen at A train station C parking bays B roadside D market

The word it in the article refers to A the completion of the building B the building project itself C the problems concerning the building project D the delay of the building project

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Question 7

jeyshida@smksm Read the food label below carefully and answer the question that follows.

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The label of the food product tells us to A keep the product inside the fridge B keep the fruits canned C keep the product warm

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Question 8 Look at the picture below carefully and answer the question that follows.

Which of the following statement is true? A The hotel is located in Jalan Indah B The school is opposite the shophouses C The shopping mall is located in Jalan Cempaka D The bank is opposite the shophouses

Question 10 Look at the sign below carefully and answer the question that follows.

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The items in the picture above are used by a A sailor C diver B scientist D sculptor

Question 9 Study the map below carefully and answer the question that follows.

10 The sign tell us that A no drinks are allowed B a restaurant is nearby C food is not allowed D you can eat here

SECTION B Questions 11 – 20 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks. A 17 year-old‟s___________(11) thinking saved his neighbour‟s house___________(12) burglars on Wednesday in Taman Baiduri. The neighbour had earlier___________(13) the boy‟s family that they will not be at home during the week. The boy heard strange noises from the neighbour‟s house around 11.00pm and looked out___________ (14) the window. He___________ (15) two men trying to jump over the fence of his neighbour‟s house. The boy quickly___________ (16) his parents who then called the police. The police___________ (17) at the neighbour‟s house within minutes and caught the two burglars ransacking the living room. The neighbour who___________ (18) informed of this incident later praised and thanked the boy. He was _________ (19) to the boy as he had left a substantial amount of money in the __________ (20) in the house. If the burglars has succeeded, he would have lost all that money. 11 A surprised B quick 12 A from C slow D sudden C at
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jeyshida@smksm B informs 14 A on B in 15 A spots B spotted 16 A consoled B surprised 17 A left B arrived 18 A was B were C through

C heard D listened to C alerted D cajoled C comes D arrives C is D had 19 A B C D 20 A B C D SECTION C incensed indebted infuriated irritated coin box safe save vault

Questions 21 – 23 Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation A : Two friends are talking about their weekend trip. Mazlan : I have booked a room for three at the Villa Hotel. Danny is also coming along (21) with us this weekend. Dinesh : That‟s great! The three of us are going to have so much fun together. We can check in (22) at the hotel in the morning and go for a swim at the beach in the afternoon. Mazlan : Yes! After that, we can go and fish for (23) the seashell souvenirs which you wanted to buy. 21 coming along A leaving B accompanying C dining D returning 22 check in A arrive B gather C enter D return 23 fish for A seek for B try for C gather

Questions 24 – 26 Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation B : Laila is talking to her sister in the dining hall. Laila : Let‟s keep our fingers crossed (24). Junitha : Yes, It‟s no point to cry for the moon (25). Laila : We have tried our best and I‟m sure if we are lucky, we will win this puzzle competition. Juwita : I see eye to eye with you (26). Let‟s complete this puzzle and slogan quickly so that we can post it tomorrow morning. 24 keep our fingers crossed A to aim high B make a wish C make a dream D hope for the best 25 to cry for the moon
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A to ask things B to give good example C to wish for what is beyond one‟s reach D to save oneself from trouble 26 see eye to eye A agree with someone B to take back what one has said

jeyshida@smksm C differs in opinion D to know something thoroughly SECTION D Questions 27 – 32 Read the notice below and choose the best answer for the questions that follow. The Drama Club of SMK Seri Bahagia invites you to watch its annual William Shakespeare classic play, Romeo and Juliet. It will be performed at the auditorium on Friday, 20 August 2010 at 3 pm. It will last for a couple of hours. The tickets are priced at RM3 for members and RM5 for non-members. The funds will be channeled to the Seri Bahagia Old Folks‟ Home. The Drama Club is also selling books on Shakespeare‟s plays. The first 20 students who buy these books will be given a complimentary pass to the play. The books are sold at a 10% discount. 27 The Drama Club is doing all the following, except A doing charity work B performing a stage show C promoting the work of Shakespeare D watching a Shakespeare classic B The Drama Club is presenting an ageless theatrical production C The play will be held at dusk D The play will last for two hours 30 The word annual means the Drama Club holds a play A once every six months B once every year C twice every six months D twice every year 31 The Drama Club members are doing a deed for the senior citizens. A debauched C meagre B dire D virtuous 32 The price of the tickets is A apt C pricey B dear D steep

28 From the notice, we know that A free tickets to the play are given to the first 20 purchasers B Romeo and Juliet will be performed on a weekend C the Drama Club is raising funds from the Seri Bahagia Old Folks‟ Home D there is a 10% discount for books purchased by the Drama Club 29 Which of the following is true? A Members of the Drama Club pay an additional sum to view the play Questions 33 – 40 Read the story below and answer the following questions.

Ramli is a very absent-minded person. He forgets things easily. One day, he decided to visit a friend in the neighbouring state who was having a house-warming party. As it was quite a distance to drive, Ramli decided to take a flight. On the day of his departure, he placed his luggage in the boot. Then, he rummaged his pockets for the key. He could not find it. Just then, his neighbour passed by. She discovered the keys at the boot lock. Thanking her, he quickly sped off. As soon as he reached the airport, he realized he had forgotten his ticket. So, he had to buy a new ticket. Then, he quickly left for the gate and boarded the plane. Soon, the plane took off. Ramli was too tired that he decided to have forty winks. He was startled when the air-stewardess made an announcement to remind the passengers to fasten their seat-belts as they were about to land in Singapore. Ramli‟s jaw dropped when he heard the announcement. He quickly ran towards the air-stewardess who was annoyed with him for not adhering to her instructions. She ordered him to his seat. Ramli was depressed and did not know what to do. He began to howl loudly. The passengers were feeling annoyed and began shouting at him to keep quiet. Soon, the passengers began squabbling with one another. It was such a chaos! 48 Just then, the pilot came in. He was infuriated to see the situation at hand. He reminded the passengers to remain calm as they will be landing soon. He demanded Ramli be brought to his room. Upon landing, Ramli was taken to the security. He was soon…

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37 The air-stewardess took Ramli to the A aisle C cockpit B cabin D pantry 38 What do you think happened to Ramli in the end? A He was arrested B He was deported C He was let off the hook D He was sent to jail 39 The passengers were with Ramli for creating such havoc. A agitated B composed C unperturbed D unruffled

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FINAL YEAR EXAMINATION SET 2
Paper 2 This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions. SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING Question 1 You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on this question. You are a newspaper reporter. You have been asked to cover the news of a storm that created havoc in a town. Use the notes below to write your newspaper report. • • • • freak storm – heavy winds – strong winds water rose – close – business – moved – merchandise – customers – refuge – restaurants uprooted trees – fall – roads – closed – traffic jam – crawl – bumper-to-bumper subsided – midnight – destruction – losses – RM100,000 Time : 1 hour 30 minutes

When writing your newspaper report: • use the correct format • use all the notes given • elaborate on the given notes to make it more interesting • ensure it is not less than 120 words SECTION B: LITERATURE COMPONENT Question 1 Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow. I Wonder Jeannie Kirby I wonder why the grass is green, And why the wind is never seen? Who taught the birds to build the nest, And told the trees to take a rest? O, when the moon is not quite round, Where can the missing bit be found? Who light the stars, when they blow out, And makes the lightning flash about? Who paint the rainbow in the sky, And hangs the fluffy clouds so high? Why is it now, do you suppose, That Dad won‟t tell me, if he knows?
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FINAL YEAR EXAMINATION SET 3
Paper 1 Time : 1 hour
This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D with 40 questions. Answer all questions. SECTION A

Question 1 Look at the picture below and answer the question that follows.

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The word razed can best be replaced with A annihilated B erected C constructed D fabricated

4 1 These objects are used by a ______________ . A seamstress B stenographer C stevedore D stewardess

From the newspaper excerpt, we know that A the fire broke out at 3 pm B several people were killed in the fire C the row of shop houses were made of planks D the firemen managed to save the shop houses from being destroyed

Question 2 Look at the sign below and answer the question that follows.

Question 5 Look at the book cover below and answer the question that follows. The Superstitious of the Nyonya and Baba by Khamsiah Lattif 5 This book contains issues on ________ aspect. A socio-cultural B socio-economical C socio-political

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Question 3 Read the newspaper excerpt and answer the question that follows. Ipoh – A row of wooden shop houses were razed to the ground in a fire that broke out at dawn. There were several casualties but no fatalities were reported.

Question 6 – 7 Look at the pie-chart below and answer the questions that follow.

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jeyshida@smksm A B C D 7 utility bills food rental car loan follows. Register at the reception.

From the chart, we know that Margaret A is a spendthrift person B lives in her own residence C spends the least on food D uses her own vehicle to work

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The notice below is aimed at the A adjudicators C organizers B guests D partners

Question 8 Read the dialogue below and answer the question that follows.
Mother : How was the speech? Son : It was as dry as a bone.

Question 10 Read the advertisement below and answer the question that follows. A multi-tiered luxurious residential area will soon be available to residents of the Klang Valley. 10 The residential area is probably A condominiums B caravans C double-storey houses D terrace houses

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Question 9 Read the notice below and answer the question that SECTION B Questions 11 – 20 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks. When we mention the word Sphinx, most of us think of the Great Sphinx that stands at Giza, Egypt near the pyramids. Actually, a sphinx is a monster that was common in the___________________(11) of ancient peoples. The Greeks thought of it as___________________ (12) the head of a woman, the body of a lion and wings. The Egyptians thought of it as a wingless lion_________________(13) the head and chest of a man. The Great Sphinx of Egypt was once a hill of rock left________________(14) from the building of the Great Pyramid. __________________(15) it was carved into a huge lion with the head of a man. It stands 20 metres____________ (16) with a length of 73 metres. It was probably______________(17) to resemble the face of a king called Chephren, a king of the fourth Egyptian dynasty. Although there is no other sphinx as large as the Great Sphinx at Giza, many kings had their likenesses carves as sphinxes. In one instance, a sphinx was made from the face of a woman, Queen Hatshepsut, who _________________(18) the throne and ruled the country. This sphinx was given a beard to represent Queen Hatshepsut‟s power. The sphinx was ________________ (19) a beard to represent Queen Hatshepsut‟s power. Hence, the Sphinx is carved ________________ (20) to one‟s characteristics. (Adapted from Lots More Tell Me Why) 11 A fables B fairy tales C myths D parables
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SECTION C Questions 21 – 23 Read the newspaper excerpt below and choose the best meaning for the phrases underlined.
The number of visitors to the country was dropping off (21). The authorities decided to zero in on (22) the problem. Their research revealed that the problem was due to the scare of the H1N1 virus. Hence, the government has to think over (23) drastic measures to overcome the scare that is affecting the tourism industry.

21 dropping off A amplify B boost C dwindle D foster

22 zero in on A conceal B cover up C obscure D pin point

23 think over A avoid B dodge C elude D ponder

Questions 24 – 26 Read the letter below and choose the best meaning for the phrases underlined. Dear Mum, I am sad to inform you that Abang has been caught red-handed (24) for smoking in the hostel. He was caught with his bosom friend (25). I have tried talking to him but of no use. Whenever I try to advice him, he puts on a long face (26). 24 red-handed A dodging the act B evading the act C for the act D in the act 25 bosom friend A antagonist B buddy C foe D rival SECTION D Questions 27 – 32 Read the following brochure carefully and answer the questions that follow.
A fire broke out in a slump area last week. They are only left with the clothes on their back. The residents of Taman Bahagia have organized a campaign to help these less fortunate people. Thus, if you have spare blankets, clothes or books, please pass them to Sunrise Grocery Store before 2 November 2010. Your contributions will be handed to the victims in a fortnight. The residents have also started a fund raising campaign to provide the victims the basic necessities. Again, we appeal to the public to help us realize this objective. Please send in your cheque or money order made out to Taman Bahagia Fund Raising Campaign and send it to Luxury Crockery, Taman Bahagia. 54 Thank you.

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27 The brochure is probably prepared by A fire victims B donors C coordinators of the campaign D residents of Taman Bahagia 28 The contributions will be handed to the victims on A 2 November 2010 B 9 November 2010 C 16 November 2010 D 23 November 2010 29 From the brochure, we know that A the fire broke out in an affluent area B the tragedy struck towards the end of the year C the victims managed to save some clothes D the contributions are aimed at aiding the residents of Taman Bahagia 30 Which of the following is not true? A Sunrise Grocery will only gather contributions

in kind for the fire victims B A donor should write out the cheque to Luxury Crockery, Taman Bahagia C The residents are given a fortnight to contribute their spare items for the fire victims D The residents of Taman Bahagia are encouraged to donate liberally to the fire victims 31 Which of the following is an example of crockery? A bowl C ladle B knife D wok 32 A donor is a person who takes someone‟s crisis A at heart B to heart C across one‟s heart D in one‟s heart of hearts

Questions 33 – 40 Read the following advice carefully and answer the questions that follow. Dear Scholar, I am an average students and having been receiving mediocre marks in my exam. I envy my classmates who pass with flying colours. Can you give me some tips on how to be an excellent scholar? Anxious Dear Anxious, It is not impossible for an average student to become an excellent scholar. With perseverance, it is possible to materialize your noble intentions. Firstly, you have to ensure that you give your undivided attention to the lesson in the classroom. Avoid sitting in a place where students are not paying attention. You may be distracted by the noise. So, either change your desk or complain to the teacher. Also, establish a good rapport with your teachers and meet up with them in the staffroom to clarify any queries. Then, you need to reinforce your lesson by completing the assigned homework. Actually, the homework is an indicator of your comprehension of the lesson. If you are able to complete the homework without any hitches, that indicates good comprehension of the lesson. So, ensure you complete your homework and hand in to the teacher to be marked. Please do your corrections to rectify your mistakes. Do your revision consistently. Do not wait for the exam period to do your revision. You may not have enough time to do so and in the end you‟ll end up burning the midnight oil. This will only result in unnecessary duress. Finally, you can establish study groups amongst your classmates to reinforce your learning. However, be cautious in selecting your group members. You are gathered for a mission, not to chat on irrelevant matters. Use the group study as a platform to discuss problem areas with your friends. If you hold fast to the study tips mentioned above, you are well on your way to achieving educational excellence. Scholar
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FINAL YEAR EXAMINATION SET 3
Paper 2 This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions. Time : 1 hour 30 minutes

SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING Question 1 Read the dialogue between the two students below. With whom do you agree? Provide reasons to support your answer. Add any other interesting comments. Chandran Manan Chandran Manan : Look at any newspaper today. You will be surprised with the rising number of juvenile delinquency. They are involved in loitering, vandalism, gangsterism and bullying. : That‟s very true. I seriously think women should not work. Instead, they should stay at home and raise their children. : I disagree with you. With the rising cost of living, it is almost impossible to make ends meet with a sole breadwinner. : In the race for materialism, parents have sacrificed the filial bond with the children. They are willing to put their children on hold but not their career.

When writing your composition: • you may use all the notes given • elaborate on the given information to make it more interesting • make sure it is not less than 120 words SECTION B: LITERATURE COMPONENT Question 1 Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow. Heir Conditioning M.SHANmughalingam Grand dad did you breathe before air cons were invented was it hard staying alive without modern inventions? Grandma weren‟t you flustered as you fluttered with paper fans? Could you communicate before faxes and long distance calls become basic necessities? Grandchild we lived before your age. Because (a) Who do you think is the persona? (b) What kind of people do you think are the grandparents? (c) Why do you think there are many modern IT gadgets in the world today? Question 2 Based on the short story „One is One and All Alone‟, write about the appropriateness of the setting. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer.
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SECTION C: SUMMARY Read the passage below carefully and answer the question that follows. A mobile phone is a must for most people. The phone enables them to connect with anyone irrespective of where they are. Even if you are trapped in a static jam, you can inform your loved ones of your whereabouts. Besides talking, a mobile phone empowers you to send text message that may cost the most ten sen. Hence, you can keep in touch with family and friends at a low price. In addition, the slim size of mobile phone enable the users to operate with one hand. Hence, you can do many other things while on the phone. Thus, it is not surprising that mobile phone indeed is booming. Write a summary on why the mobile phone is popular. Your summary must: • not be more than 60 words including the 10 words given below • be in continuous writing • be written in one paragraph Begin your summary as follows: Mobile phone are popular with people as they enable the…

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programme was a big success as the residents handed in heaps of recycled items. The most popular activity on this day is the hot air balloon ride at the school field. There was a long queue for this ride although it was expensive. Each ride was priced at RM30 per ride. As there was great demand, the rides were on first come first serve basis. The ride lasted for 10 hours from 7 am to 5 pm.
The Adopt a Tree Programme was popular amongst families.

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Throngs of families made their way here and adopted a tree for only RM50. The family members worked together to help grow the tree behind the school compound. There was laughter and giggles as families planted their trees. This activity began from 9 am to 5 pm. On the whole, the Environment Day was successful. It is hoped that the Environment Day can be made into an annual programme.
Prepared by, Symranmann (SYMRAN MANN), Secretary, Environment Club

The Environment Day The Environment Club organized an Environment Day last Saturday, 25 September 2010 at school. The aim is to raise

awareness on conserving the environment. Three major activities were held for this purpose. They are Recycling Booth, Hot Air Balloon Ride and Adopt a Tree Programme. Two weeks prior to the programme, notices pertaining to the Environment Day were pasted all around town and residential areas. The residents were encouraged to bring along old paper, aluminium cans and glass bottles for the recycling programme. A recycling booth was erected at the school gate. As the residents entered the gate, they handed in their recycling items. The booth was opened from 8 am to 6 pm. This 59

Section B Question 1 (a) It has no entity. (b) Crescent (c) It is about the beauty of the mysterious nature Question 2 The short story „One is One and All Alone‟ by Nicholas Fisk is about the protagonist, Trish, who while on board a

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spaceship, clones herself to have a friend of her age as company. However, things turn sour when the clone decides to take over Trish‟s life. The character I adore in this short story is Trish. I adore her because she is matured, intelligent and resourceful. Trish, although on board a spaceship to Trion, displays the same characteristics as any 11-year-old. Like any other children her age, she misses her parents who are scientists in the field of space exploration. In fact, she longs for their care and attention. Sadly, her mother is away in Trion setting up the space station on Trion while her father is the Executive Officer of the ship. Thus, Trish is constantly left on her own. However, unlike other children who lack parental attention, she is not a spoilt brat. Instead, she keeps to herself most of the time and spends time with her „best friend‟ the voice printer. I adore her because although she yearns for her parents, she realizes that they have heavy responsibilities at work. Thus, she is understanding and does not throw tantrums on demand her parents‟ attention. I adore her because not many children her age show such maturity. Secondly, I adore her because she is intelligent as she learns very quickly. This is seen when she learns the techniques of cloning very quickly from the Voice Printer. In fact, she is so quick that not only is she able to understand such scientific concepts at such a tender age but she is also able to apply it! Thus, with her intelligence, she is able to clone herself and have company. Her clone, Clo, is an identical twin created by Trish on her own at the spaceship in the BioLab. It is obvious that she is intelligent as only scientists are able to apply the concept of cloning and they have undergone tertiary education and training. However, Trish who is only 11, is able to apply this abstract technology that involves DNA and other scientific concepts that will boggle the mind of any child. Thus, I adore her because she is intelligent and does not ply time like a regular 11 year old who may spend time playing online games or chatting on the Facebook. Finally, I adore Trish as she is resourceful and does not fret in the face of adversities. For example, when she yearns for company her age, she does not bother her father or even the Voice Printer. Instead, she learns the techniques of cloning and clones herself. This shows how resourceful she is she is able to apply the technology she has learnt from the Voice Printer at the BioLab in the spaceship. Similarly, when things go awry between her and Clo, she does not tell anyway of her problem. Once again, she relies on herself to solve the problem. She hatches a plan to get rid of Clo but she is unsuccessful. What I adore about Trish is her ability to rely on herself instead of troubling others about her problem. Most 11-year-olds will come crying to their parents over petty 60 matters but not Trish who is so resourceful. It is sad that Trish eventually dies in the hands of her own creation. Hence, I like Trish because she is not like a regular 11-year-old who whines when faced with a problem. Instead, I find her very resourceful as she solves her own problems. Section C You can keep dengue fever at bay by destroying breeding areas of the Aedes mosquito especially containers that can store water including broken pots. Clear clogged drains and trim grass regularly. Keep windows and doors closed at dawn and dusk and spray insecticide in the house. Light mosquito coils and sleep under a mosquito net to prevent mosquito bites. (60 words)

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Section A A very good morning I bid to the Principal, teachers and

fellow friends. As the President of the Health Club, I would like to inform you of the Tapah Town Run 2010 which will be held next Saturday, 18 September 2010. It is held at the Tapah Town council field and will begin at 8 am. The aim of the run is to raise awareness among students on the importance of good health. As we all know, the issue of obesity is plaguing the younger generation today. Thus, the town council has decided on the run to create awareness on the importance of good health. All students, males and females, can participate in this run as it is opened to all students aged 13 and above. In fact, the students are categorized into two categories. The first category

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is Category A that comprises of students aged under 18 while Category B comprises of students aged under 15. The trail is quite far, that is 10 km for females and 15 km for females. Hence, I would advice those interested to work out regularly before the run. In this way, you will be physically and mentally prepared for the run. Those interested to participate in the run can obtain the entry form from Encik Roslan, the PE teacher. However, you will need to get your parent‟s signature as proof of their consent. Remember to hand in your form before the 13 August 2010 which is the closing date. Late forms and incomplete forms will not be entertained. Each entry form must be submitted with a participation fee of RM15.00. I do hope that all of you can participate in this run as this is the platform for you to burn the calories away. Thank you. Section B Question 1 (a) Pollution and traffic jams (b) It is „money is your new gold‟. (c) Humans need for advanced development has led to the rape of the forests that accelerates pollution and the depletion of the ozone layer contributing to global warming. Question 2 The drama „Rumpelstiltskin‟ by Angela Lanyon is about a young girl whose parents brag that she is able to spin straw into gold. The news reaches the King who promises to reward her if she is able to spin straw into gold. A lesson I have learnt is the importance of being honest. The importance can be seen in three incidents – her parents lying to the King that she can spin straw into gold, Lisa‟s promising her first born child to the strange little man and the disappearing of the strange man after Lisa is able to state his name. Honesty is indeed a great virtue. We should never lie lest we get into trouble. Lisa‟s parents are so unlike her. She is such a humble person but her parents are braggers and they brag that she can bake the best pies in town and worst still, spin straw into gold. Of course, the rational mind can never accept this as it is an impossible feat. Yet, her parents brag that she can do the impossible especially in front of the King. This statement reached the ears of the King who is facing financial crisis. Thus, he puts Lisa to the test. He demands that she spins all the given straw into gold or her head will be cut off. The poor girl knows she is unable to do so and she sits and cries expecting the worst. But lucky for her, her honesty pays off as she is a mere victim of her insensible parents‟ bragging. A strange man appears and promises to spin all the straw into gold in exchange for her necklace. She agrees. The next 61 morning, Lisa is surprised to see all the straw spun into gold. As she is honest, she gives the necklace to the man. Indeed, she kept her words and did not deceive the old man. Indeed, honesty pays. The following day is another example of how honesty pays off. When the King sees the gold, he is impressed. However, he is not satisfied as it is the nature of human beings to be greedy. Thus, he takes Lisa to a bigger room with more straw to be spun into gold and issues the same warning – to turn the straw into gold or to have her head cut off! That night the man appears again and agrees to spin the straw into gold if Lisa gives the ring to him. As the night before, the man spins the straw into gold and the honest Lisa gives him the ring as they have agreed on. The man leaves and Lisa is happy. This is yet another example of how important honesty is and we should honour our promises. When the greedy King sees the gold, he becomes even greedier. This time he takes her to an even bigger room filled with straw. As usual, he demands that she spins all the straw into gold or have her head cut off. This time he promises her that he will marry her if she is able to spin all the straw into gold. Now, Lisa is worried as she has nothing to give the strange man for spinning the straw into gold. However, they come to a decision that she would give her first born child to the strange man. Lisa readily agrees. The strange man honestly keeps his word and spins all the straw into gold. The king, too, is honest as he marries Lisa. This shows how important it is to keep to our words and not lie to someone as it may have negative repercussions. However, things become sour if we do not keep to our words and may cause grievances. This can be seen in the case of Lisa after her marriage. She has a blissful marriage and the King is good to her and most importantly, they are blessed with a beautiful bundle of joy – a baby boy. She is so elated in her happy life that she has forgotten her promise to the strange old man. But, the man remembers and comes for her son soon after, much to Lisa‟s disappointment. She refuses to let her baby go and pleads with the man to not take her baby. This is not fair of Lisa as she is being dishonest – a promise is a promise! Lisa is very selfish as when she is in trouble, she seeks the man‟s help and he does help her out. However, when things are rosy for her, she forgets her promise. This kind of behavior is not done! Nonetheless, the kind man gives her the opportunity to state his name within three days. This goes to prove that the strange man has a heart of gold as he is still willing to give her a second chance. Thus, I find the strange man commendable as he is still willing to give her a second chance although Lisa is denying him his right out rightly. With the help of her parents, Lisa manages to state his name correctly on the third day, much to the annoyance of the man.

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Nevertheless, he keeps to his words and left Lisa and the child and never bothered them again. This goes to show how sincere and honest the man is. The lesson I have learnt is that honesty really pays. Through her honesty, Lisa is a queen and the mother of a cute baby prince. She is also honest in seeking out the man‟s name and is rewarded when she is able to keep her son away from the man. The man is also honest in his dealings because if he had not help Lisa, she would never have been a queen nor bore a prince. Also, when Lisa is able to state his name, the man kept to his word and never came back to their lives again. Indeed, honest pays and this should be the principle of our lives.
Section C The first thing to do to a scalded victim is to run cold water on

the affected area for 10 minutes. Then, remove accessories to restrict blood flow. Next, cover the affected area with a sterile dressing or clean kitchen cling wrap to avoid infection. Don‟t use lotion or ointment on the injury. Finally, send the patient to the hospital. (60 words)

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the monsoon season. Hence, he had to stay at home. He spent his time mending fishing nets. However, things are difficult. He has very little savings and it was difficult to make ends meet. Bills were amounting and there was little food to eat. So, he made up his mind to go to sea to catch some fish to sell and earn some money for the family. When he told his wife of his decision, she was very upset. She feared for his safety but he reassured her that it was safe for him to go to sea. The next day, he left for sea at dawn. Although it was still raining, Pak Mat was determined to go to sea. Armed with the „nasi lemak‟ his wife had packed for him, he started his boat and left the shore. Meanwhile, his worried wife went home. She was anxious about her husband‟s safety. She walked to the window and watched as the heavy rain pounded the window panes. She could hear the wind howling and she could imagine the waves crashing angrily against her husband‟s humble boat. Tears flow down her cheeks. She quickly wiped them with the back of her hand and decided to be optimistic. However, in some deep corner of her mind, the fear still remained. The hours dragged slowly as dusk approached. The rain had not relented and it was falling in full strength. At dusk, she took her children and went to the shore. They brought umbrellas and baskets for the catch. Her heart raced as she walked hurriedly to the shore. She peered through the heavy shower to catch sight of her husband‟s boat. However, she was in for a disappointment. She paced the ground as time ticked away. She looked at the horizon and saw a dark object bobbing up and down. Her spirit lifted as she saw her husband‟s boat reaching the shore. She fell to the ground and thanked God for his safety.

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Section B Question 1 (a) Air conditioner (b) It is respect for nature. (c) Inquisitive because he/she is keen to know how his/her grandparents survived without modern inventions.
Question 2 The drama „Rumpelstiltskin‟ by Angela Lanyon is about a

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young girl whose parents brag that she is able to spin straw into gold. The news reaches the King who promises to reward her if she is able to spin straw into gold. Soon, the King marries her and they are blessed with a son. The event I think is important in this event is when Lisa promises the strange man to give him her first born child in exchange for spinning a large room of straws into gold.

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desperation, a human will agree to almost anything, even something close to the heart. Lisa is desperate as she knows she is unable to spin the straw into gold and if she does not do so, the King will cut her head off. So, she is indeed desperate. Thus, when the strange man suggests she gives him her first born child, she readily agrees as she does not want to die. Besides, the King has promised to marry her if she is able to spin the straw into gold. Now, which poor girl will not jump to such a proposal? It is something that does not happen to anyone! Thus, Lisa agrees without realizing how difficult it would be to give up the baby after carrying it for nine months. As any normal human being, she is only thinking of the present, which is to escape the gallows and to become the queen. Thus, I find this event important as it reflects human nature where we would agree to anything as long as we are able to get out of this sticky situation, as the saying goes, a drowning man clutches to a straw. Secondly, I find this event interesting as it shows yet another façade of human nature – the opportunist. When someone is in trouble and turns to someone else for trouble, the one who helps out takes the upper hand and demands what they want. In this case when Lisa is in trouble and seeks help from the strange man, the man takes the opportunity to demand something in return – her first born child. Indeed, he is a leech as he is taking extreme advantage of her as she is in hot soup. Instead of sympathizing with her dilemma, he takes the opportunity to twist her arm. He demanded for her first born and the poor Lisa who is in deep trouble readily agrees. I find this event important as it reflects the reality of life as there are vultures out there that prey on those who are in trouble. One good example is the loan shark who takes advantage of those who are financially in trouble. Thus, when the borrower is unable to pay back, the loan sharks go to all extremes to get back their money even killing the borrower or his family member. Hence, this event is important as it is a true reflection of the greed of humankind. Thirdly, I find this event important as it reflects another facet of humankind – the tyrant. The King is abusing his authority on his poor subject who has already in the past spun two large rooms of straw into roomfuls of gold. Instead of being grateful, the King subjects his poor subject to yet another large roomful of straw that has to been spun into gold. He even threatens to cut her head off if she fails to do so. I find this rather annoying as the King is extorting the poor girl for his worldly pleasures. By right, a king should protect his subject from abuses and extortion but here the King is taking advantage of the frightened girl. I find this event important as it is a true portrayal of human nature where the strong take advantage of the weak and it is even depicted politically where 63

the advanced countries manipulate the weaker countries and rob them of their natural resources to make high profits from themselves. The poor subjects of the country provide cheap labour and live in poor conditions while the richer nations reap high rates of profits. This is why I fine this event important as it portrays the reality of life. I find this event important as it depicts the evil nature of humankind. It is human nature to oppress the poor and the weak and it is well portrayed in this event.
Section C The Environment

Society is organizing a Cleanliness Campaign this Saturday to develop a conducive learning environment. They will clear the drains and rubbish around the compound. They will beautify the compound with flower gardens and tend them well. There will be signboards deterring students from destroying the plants. Trees will be grown as green lungs and to provide shade. (59 words)

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Section A The pie-chart shows reasons why the parents of Form 3 Maju send their children for tuition. The survey was conducted among 38 students of this class. Most parents, that is 45% of them, send their children for tuition as they want them to excel in their education. As we all know, our education system is exam-oriented. Thus, to keep

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(a) Bright (b) Inquisitive (c) The Creator because he created this universe and its

uniqueness as described in the poem.
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Fisk is about the protagonist, Trish, who while on board a spaceship, clones herself to have a friend of her age as company. However, things turn sour when the clone decides to take over Trish‟s life. I like the ending of the story as it is a slap to humankind who is so obsessed with playing God. I like the ending because in the end Trish realizes that her clone, Clo, is nothing but an irritant. Trish who is an only child aboard the spaceship to planet Trion, decides to clone herself in attempt to have a playmate of her age. Currently, the 64

only playmate she has is the VoicePrinter, VP, which is an intelligent computer. Using the readily available technology in the BioLab of the spaceship, she clones herself successfully and brings forth Clo, an identical twin. Initially all goes well until Trish gets annoyed with Clo who irritates her by copying whatever she does and says. Hence, Trish decides to dispose off Clo only to have Clo dispose of her first. I find this conclusion apt as it is a big blow to mankind who are so obsessed of using science and technology to clone human beings. I strongly advocate that God is the only force that has the right to bring forth a life into this world. This is because no two creations of God are identical enough to read into each other‟s minds. Thus, we have the privacy of our thoughts. Now with the clone, Trish is deprived of her personal thoughts and thus whatever she thinks is easily intercepted by Clo. Thank God, we are unable to read each others‟ minds as we will not have the rights to our private thoughts. Thus, I find the ending apt as it reminds mankind of the dangers of cloning as this field is relatively new and we are not aware of the dangers of cloning. Worse still if clones can be destructive, we are in hot soup as we will not be able to distinguish the clones from the human beings. Thus, we may be at the mercy of the clones or worse still as in Trish‟s case, killed by our clones. Another reason I like the ending is because it acts as a reminder that an idle mind is a devil‟s workshop. As we know, Trish is bored so she overcomes her boredom and need for human companionship by creating a clone of herself. This is a wake-up call for parents who often leave their children at home on their own. They never know what their children are up to. It is very dangerous as we do not know whom they may befriend or get into illicit activities that may get them into trouble with the law. We have heard of delinquent adolescents involved in premarital sex, baby dumping, road thugs, vandalism and bullying. With technology advancement, we have social predators and paedophiles that prey on bored children and teens looking for excitement. This leads to problems such as rapes, extortions and even drug mules. Thus, I like the ending as it reminds parents that they should always keep an eye on their children to avoid falling prey to such predators or getting involved in the law lest they end up in jail. In the end, Trish fall prey to her own invention, Clo, who turned the tables against Trish and pushed her out of the hatch used as a disposal system. Finally, I like the ending as it reminds parents that their love, care and attention cannot be replaced by money or electronic gadgets. As Trish‟s parents are so obsessed with their work, they leave her alone with an electronic gadget, VP, to keep her company. They do not realize that the gadget can never replace human care and attention. Thus, we find Trish yearning for parental love and a playmate. It is not just Trish‟s

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Section C There are a few things to look out for when choosing a fish. Margaret Lim, The Consumers Club, SMK Bahagia, 48000 Rawang, Selangor Darul Ehsan. _______________________________________________________ The Manager, Yummy Chocs, 48000 Rawang, Selangor Darul Ehsan. Dear Sir, I am writing on behalf of the Consumers Club of SMK

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Firstly, a fresh fish has its eyes intact with a shiny cornea and visible eyeballs. Also, the gill should be firm and when lifted, it reveals a slimy and well formed gill. A fresh fish is firm and has firm fins, tails and scales.
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Bahagia and I would like to request the permission to visit Yummy Choc Factory. 2. We plan to visit the factory on 17 August 2010 at about 10 am. There will be 40 students with three teachers. We will be there in a chartered bus. 3. The purpose of this visit is to learn how chocolate is made. We would also like to purchase some chocolates at the Choc Shoppe. We would really appreciate it if you could arrange for someone to show us around the factory. 4. We shall be most grateful if you could give us a favourable reply so that we can make the necessary arrangements. Thank you.
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making money and will go against the norm, for example, by killing animals for their tusks.
Question 2 The drama „Rumpelstiltskin‟ by Angela Lanyon is about a young girl whose parents brag that she is able to spin straw into gold. The news reaches the King who promises to reward her if she is able to spin straw into gold. Soon, the King marries her and they are blessed with a son. The drama has a very odd title „Rumplestiltskin‟ but I think it is appropriate. I find the title appropriate as it is as odd as the subject matter itself. Firstly, I find it odd that the parents can actually brag about the impossible – that their daughter can spin straw

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into gold. This is definitely an impossible feat as rationally, straw and gold are two different entities with different properties and mass. So, how can straw which is so light and feeble be transformed into gold, which is hard and heavy? Besides, there is a vast difference between the prices of straw and gold. So, how can we compare straw and gold at same level? So, obviously something is not right. It seems very far-fetched. Thus, I find the title appropriate as it makes no sense as the conversion of straw to gold. Secondly, I find the title apt as I find it rather odd that a woman can promise to give away her first born child to a strange man who is able to transform straw into gold. A mother is always so protective over her child and will never give her child to a strange looking person who looks more like a gnome that a human being. It just does not agree with the rational mind. Even animals will protect their children against predators. Thus, it seems irrational that a woman can even think of giving away her first born child after carrying it for nine laborious months to a stranger that even she is not comfortable with. So, I find this rather odd because even a cat will fight tooth and nail to keep her kittens. Based on this oddity, I think the title is apt as it odd, as odd as the thought of giving up one‟s new born baby to a strange looking man that looks more like a gnome than a human. Finally, the title „Rumpelstiltskin‟ is actually the name of this strange man who looks like a gnome. I think he must be a character from the fairytales, so that name „Rumpelstiltskin‟ which happens to be title of the story is apt. Besides, he has an odd ability – he is able to spin straw into gold! Now which human with a common name like Tom, Dick and Harry has this odd but commendable ability of changing straw into gold? None! No human being is blessed with such a feat. Thus, this character is odd and thus the odd name „Rumpelstiltskin‟ is apt for the title as it depicts his strange character. I think the title „Rumpelstitskin‟ is appropriate for this drama as it depicts some oddities of the character whose name is „Rumpelstiltskin‟ such as the ability to spin straw into gold and the physical appearance which looks like a gnome. I also find the willingness of the protagonist to give up her first born baby as something odd as no mother especially a first time mother would do such a thing. thus, based on these oddities, the odd name „Rumpelstiltskin‟ is appropriate for the drama. Section C You can relieve a backache by three simple methods. Firstly, sleep on a firm bed and sleep on your side. If you sleep on your back, use a contour pillow to keep the back straight. Secondly, use a backpack to spread the weight of the bag. Finally, lift heavy objects with bent knees to avoid the stress on the back. 66
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Disadvantages of Keeping Pets The child kept howling as his mother hugged him tightly. The child watched with tears flooding his cheek as his father buried the dog in the garden. The little boy could not accept the fact that his favourite dog, Shaggy, is dead. He refused to eat or play and kept crying. This is a typical scene when a child loses a pet. It is not easy to come to terms with a dead pet. Much has been said about the advantages of keeping pets. This is because children learn the values of being responsible and practical. However, losing a pet can leave psychological wounds that may never heal. This is due to the fact that the emotional bond with the animal is so strong that there is a vacuum in the child‟s life. The child is disturbed and may take a long time to overcome the loss. Some children even go through depression when they lose their pets and it is an uphill task to detach themselves from the dead pet. Thus, keeping a pet may lead a child into depression at a young age. Besides, it is unsafe to keep pets as they may be carriers of disease. As we are all aware of, the avian flu or commonly known as the bird flu is transmitted by birds. This is bad news for bird lovers as the deadly flu can be transmitted to them by their own pets! This is indeed scary! Younger children who

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have a lower immunity system than adults are susceptible to this disease and the healing process is long. Therefore, it makes sense not to keep pets for this purpose. Finally, keeping a pet may prove to be expensive. Keeping a pedigree pet costs a fortune. Buying a pup or kitten costs a few thousands of ringgit. The bill starts amounting as these pets need special diets and grooming. It is undeniably true that pedigree pets need essential nutrients and vaccinations to keep them in tip-top condition. Thus, the owner has to keep aside a sizable amount of money for the upkeep of the pet. This seems such a waste of good money as the cost of living is soaring. Hence, it seems practical not to keep pets and instead use the money to provide a comfortable life for the family. I personally think keeping a pet is a mere waste of time and precious money. The time and money can be used to spend quality time and bond with family members. Section B Question 1 (a) Destruction of the environment (b) Paper fans (c) No, because they feel the modern generation is abusing the environment for monetary purpose.
Question 2 The short story „One is One and All Alone‟ by Nicholas Fisk is about the protagonist, Trish, who while on board a spaceship, clones herself to have a friend of her age as company. However, things turn sour when the clone decides to take over Trish‟s life. Technology plays a great part in this story and has adverse effects to the protagonist, Trish. Firstly, technology is the reason why Trish is deprived of her parental love. As both her parents are scientists delving in the realms of technology, they are so obsessed in exploring the space that they have no time to be with their child. Her mother is in Trion at the space workstation while her father is the Executive Officer on board the spaceship. With such heavy responsibilities, it is not surprising that they have no time to spend with their one and only child. Hence, Trish is always by herself. It is even sadder as Trish is still a growing child and normally the parents have a great influence in a child‟s life. A regular child will turn to his parents when they are happy upset, sick or depressed. It is heartbreaking that this child is unable to be with her parents during her formative years as her parents are busy exploring the space brought about by advance technology. Secondly, because of technology, Trish is denied her human playmates. This is because she has to remain with her parents who are assigned to planet Trion. As a result, she will have to remain in the spaceship for two whole years before she

can reach Trion and then spends some years there. Thus, there is no place for playmates in her childhood life as she will be thirteen when she reaches Trion. So, to substitute their absence and the absence of a playmate, Trish is given a technological playmate, VoicePrinter or commonly known as VP. VP doubles as her tutor and playmate. Although VP is an intelligent computer, it can never replace a human being. What Trish needs is a human playmate who has tantrums, can laugh and scream as this is part of a child‟s life. Hence, technology is responsible of depriving Trish of playmates. Finally, technology is the reason why Trish has a short-lived life. As she is lonely and yearns for human contact, Trish decides to take the road not taken by children her age, she clones herself! This reminds us of the effect of technology as Trish is the offspring of scientists. Thus, she must have the streaks of a scientist and that propelled her to make a rash decision, a clone! A regular 11-year-old child will not go to such extremes as they have not as much exposure to technology as Trish has. Thus, with her technological knowledge and the availability of the BioLab, she clones herself. This is the danger of too much knowledge of technology. Alas, Trish‟s creation is indeed technologically created, thus she begins to read her creator‟s mind and disposes of her creator before her creator gets to her. Thus, Trish dies a premature death because of her technological creation. Technology is indeed bad news for Trish as it is the reason she is deprived of parental care, love and attention as well as being denied a human playmate. Technology is bad news as it is responsible for Trish‟s death. This story is a stark reminder of the dangers of technology especially for proponents of technology. Section C The problem started when the lady who had more than ten items queued at the Express Lane. The gentleman behind her told her to go to the next counter but she didn‟t. So, they argued and this attracted the security guard‟s attention. The problem was solved when the security guard ordered the lady to the next counter. (57 words)

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Storm Creates Havoc TAMPIN, Fri – A freak storm created havoc in Tampin town

yesterday evening. At 6 pm yesterday, the town was enveloped in dark clouds before heavy rains and strong winds lashed through the town. The huge volume of rain resulted in flash floods leaving the puzzled businessmen and customers stranded. Water rose quickly and most of the business operators had to close their business as they swiftly moved their merchandise to higher ground. The stranded customers sought refuge in restaurants as they awaited the storm to subside. The strong winds uprooted trees in several areas causing the trees to fall across roads. Consequently, many roads had to be closed to the public. This resulted in a massive traffic jam. Meanwhile, the roads that were opened to public came to a crawl when motorists had to move bumper-to-bumper. The storm subsided at midnight. However, the destruction was massive and losses were estimated at RM100, 000. The Town Municipal Council workers were seen working around the clock to clear the mess created by the storm.

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her if she is able to spin straw into gold. Soon, the King marries her and they are blessed with a son. The character that I think is courageous is Rumpelstilstkin. I think he is very courageous as he is able to walk into the palace grounds on his own without fearing the security at the palace. As we know, the security at a palace is indeed very tight and it is crawling with soldiers. But, here, we have a very brave and bold midget who looks like a gnome, coolly walking into the palace grounds without being noticed by the security, not just once but three days in a row! It is baffling how a little man who looks weird can go unnoticed in the palace grounds. But what‟s more amazing is he can walk into the palace grounds and climb up the room in the tower without being caught! Even still, being a midget, he must have difficulty scaling the tower but he seems to be okay with it as he is doing it three days in a row. Thus, I think he is courageous. Secondly, I think he is courageous in accepting the challenge of spinning the roomfuls of straws into gold, overnight! This is indeed a feat considering he is a midget. It is not easy to handle a spindle to spin the straw into gold but this courageous little man is able to do it three days consecutively. As we remember in the fairytale, Sleeping Beauty pricked her finger on the spindle and slept for a hundred years. So, this shows that one can actually prick ones finger on the spindle. Yet, this courageous strange looking man is able to do spin straw into gold with much ease. Obviously, he is\courageous enough to accept this challenge. Thus, I find him courageous. Finally, I find him courageous as he is able to walk into the palace ground to claim his reward – the Queen‟s first born child. He is neither afraid of the security nor the King to take away the prince. Now, no King would allow anyone to take his heir away but here we have a little man who is so courageous to walk up into the palace and into the nursery and demand the prince. Not many people would do that as they fear the King‟s authority or the soldiers. If he is to be caught, he would definitely be sent to the gallows as the King has reminded Lisa that she would have her head cut off if she doesn‟t spin all the straw into gold. Thus, I think this little man is indeed courageous. I think Rumpelstiltskin is courageous as he walks boldly into the palace and is not afraid of the soldiers, the Queen or the King. Section C To make a terrarium, fill one-quarter of a jar with soil using a funnel. Then, arrange the plants from the biggest to the smallest. Trim its leaves and roots. Clean the jar first before watering the plants. When the leaves are dried, close the jar. Keep spraying water regularly and place the jar under direct 68

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Secondly, the mothers have a role in instilling moral values in their children. In the past, the mothers spend time with their children narrating stories with moral values. These young impressionable children yearn to listen to these stories. Unconsciously, the moral values are embedded in their lives from young. Hence, this positive contribution from the mothers have a lingering effect on the children. As the saying goes, “the hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world”. Finally, a mother with her maternal instincts will be able to understand her children‟s problems. With an understanding mother, the children can confide their problems in her or even cry over her warm and broad shoulders. Sadly, today the mothers are missing from homes as they abandon their aprons and don business suits. Whom should the children turn to in their times of despair and distress? Eventually, they turn to their peers who lead them astray. Therefore, there is a gap between mothers and children. The gaps widen and slowly the children sink into a dark hole of no return. Therefore, the onus is on the mothers to shape their children‟s future. After all, filial bond is of utmost importance especially in this material era. Thus, I strongly believe that women should not work. Section B Question 1
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PAPER 2 Section A I agree with Manan that women should not work. Instead, they should stay at home and raise their children. It is undoubtedly true that women do contribute positively to the economic growth. However, what are the consequences of working mothers on their children? From time immemorial, men have been the breadwinners and women took care of the family. This family had strong filial bonds and juvenile delinquencies among these children were minimal. However, with the shift of the women‟s traditional role, more and more women are involved in the working sector. Hence, they leave the upbringing of their children in the hands of aged grandparents or even worse, foreign maids. As the mothers successfully climb the ladder of success, the children are constantly neglected. Hence, these young adults are easily influenced by their peers who indulge in vices such as gangsterism, vandalism, loitering and bullying. Now, if the concerned mothers were at home, they will be able to know their children are beginning to get involved in vices, they can nip the delinquent children in the bud. Hence, it is crucial for mothers to be around especially when the children are growing up.

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buying power of consumers who are crazy for IT gadgets. Question 2 The short story „One is One and All Alone‟ by Nicholas Fisk is about the protagonist, Trish, who while on board a spaceship, clones herself to have a friend of her age as company. However, things turn sour when the clone decides to take over Trish‟s life. I think the setting is apt to the story as it is set on board a spaceship. Firstly, the theme of this story is cloning and thus it is only appropriate to have a lab where the cloning process can take place. Hence, we discover that the spaceship has a well-equipped lab as well as the materials required to facilitate cloning. Besides, there is also the VoicePrinter, VP, which provides the techniques of cloning. Thus, the spaceship is indeed conducive as it provides the procedure as well as the materials and place to carry out the cloning process. If the setting is based on earth, it is almost impossible for Trish to get access into the laboratory as it would be crawling with people as well as high-tech security. Hence, the setting, the spaceship, is indeed conducive to the plot of the story. 69

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