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TOTAL AMOUNT OF INCOME RECEIVED FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2011: RM 10 000 NO. OF PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN (AGE RANGE: 7- 11 YEARS) AT THE ORPHANAGE: 20 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF EXPENDITURE FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2011 FOOD BOOKS CLOTHES SALARIES STATIONARY TRANSPORT -RM250 -Basic -Revision -T-shirt for each -pens -school bus meals books -Shorts staff -pencils for all -Snacks -Exersice the children book

OUTINGS -visits to the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia to study the different types of tropical trees


According to the chart. A True B False C Not stated Questions 8 to 14 are based on the following passage. the strongest of which measured 2. Yesterday's quake. The Orphanage purchased primary school revision and exercise books for the children. registering 5. The visit to the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia cost RM300. The so-called double-August occurred in 1976 and began on 26 August this year. despite the fact that some old peasant homes were damaged at the epicentre.26 am. "There is no danger. "No one was hurt and no buildings fell down. A True B False C Not stated C Not stated 2. there was no devastation or casualties." He added that he did not believe in the Double-Eight superstition. "It was terrifying. Superstition now surrounds years in which the lunar calendar counts the eighth month twice. were recorded later in the day. occur in leap-August. The orphanage is managed by five staff members. All the children go to school by bus A True C Not stated B False 6. The building shook and I and my neighbours all ran out into the street. striking fear into the hearts of millions of Chinese who feared the workings of fate after the earthquake of 1976 which killed almost a quarter of a million people. A True B False C Not stated 3. fulfilled soothasayers’ predictions that natural disasters and cataclysmic political events.’ he said. This time. ’Aftershock activities can last a long time but the impact will not very strong." said a telephone operator. 5 2 3 10 4 15 20 2 . the amount spent on food for the month of June was RM3900.5 on Richter. such as the death of Moa. Hundreds of panic-stricken people ran into the streets as the tremor raced through the industrial city at 6. scaled. The chart indicates the monthly income expenditure pattern of Rose Orphanage for the month of June 2011 A True B False C Not stated 4. It was only a small earthquake and we have had a hundred small quakes this year.1. A True B False 7. It lasts until 23 October." Han Shuhua at the Tangshan Seismology Bureau said. A True B False C Not stated 5. and heralded the death of Mao Zedong. The outing organised by the orphanage in June 2011 was an educational trip. however. About 40 aftershocks. 1 Moderate earthquake shook Tangshan early yesterday.0 on the Richter scale and felt 160 kilometres away in Beijing.

A True B False C Not stated 12. From the report. The word predict (line 26) 6 25 7 8.0 on the Richter scale. hit the industrial city. Although the Tangshan Seismology Institute failed to predict this one. dams and agriculture areas from earthquakes.000 people died in the 1976 quake and hundreds of thousands were injured when heavy concrete buildings collapsed. This year China also said it would implement a nationwide anti-disaster programme to protect its largest cities. A True B False C Not stated 11. Authorities in Tangshan have sought to calm residents by broadcasting on television and radio that there is unlikely to be another strong earthquake. All the houses belonging to the peasants were damaged especially at the epicentre. A notice B forecast C prophesy 9. A True B False C Not stated 13. (Adopted from http://www.edict. There were almost a quarter of a million fatalities in the 1976 earthquake. the State Seismology Bureau forecast in March that China would experience a number of strong quakes in 1995 because a new period of seismic activity was beginning. we can conclude that A the people of Tangsan have forgotten the 1976 earthquake B the Chinese authorities are prepared to face future earthquake C the Chinese people are resigned to living in earthquake-prone areas 14. The main purpose of the report is to A highlight the reasons for the 1976 earthquake B provide the latest information about the recent earthquake in Tangsan C commend the work of authorities for protecting people against earthquake 10. The entire city of Tangshan had to be rebuilt after several quakes registering 7.5 At least 240. The 1976 earthquake caused more Chinese to be more superstitious. The following was reported except A Tangshan was rebuilt after the 1976 earthquake B the impact of aftershock activities will not be very strong C the mass media was used to inform people of Mao Zedong’s death 3 .

provide the leader of the group and the group with something against which 35 to measure progress. Time must be affectively utilised if the organisation is to accomplish its goals and objectives. One of the biggest weaknesses of most leaders is that they spend too much time doing and not enough time thinking about what they are doing. This vision is the catalyst which provides the energy and drive towards the goal envisioned. Deadlines determine the time the project will take to complete. simply telling people what to do and having the power to make them do it. If the leader is not constantly surveying the terrain both he and his followers may find themselves 5 in a bind. The true leader is one who has the ability to influence or inspire others to as some would believe. to realise that nothing is going to work out exactly according to plan. that is getting results through motivation. including the worst cases scenario. must establish a strategic planning process that monitors the They are the keys to your success as a leader. When deadlines are met. time. a good leader always determines the mission and purpose of the organisation. no matter what happens. One of the responsibilities 25 you have is to take these resource and organise them in such a way that they will help the organisation accomplish its mission. To be successful as a leader. Many time. 4 2 3 4 5 6 . considers the strengths of the organisation and devises plans to be accomplished by the members of the organisation. Blindly doing without proper planning can lead to disaster. These resources could include people. contacts. If you as the leader do not know where are you heading. if it to be successful. This will inevitably lead to disaster. The leader who is truly on top of things 40 comes to expect the unexpected. it is the planning that ultimately gets the organisation moving 10 along. One off the key tools in managing this organisational time is the establishment of deadlines.Questions 15 to 21 are based on the following passage. It is also equally important to consistently survey the organisation to identify the areas where the system has gone off-track so that remedial action can be taken. The wise planner will have contingency plans for all such situations. The leader has to provide and guidance and direction for his followers. provide incentives and motivation. you also need to be clear about the types of resources essential to the accomplishment of your mission. time is one of the most 30 valuable. Deadlines are not a just arbitrary limits imposed from above or outside but are useful tools. etc. 1 What is leadership? it is not. it provides all with a sense of achievement and success and it provides the guidelines for establishing new deadlines that are again challenging and attainable. 20 To achieve success as a leader. While the vision provides the trust. Of all the resources available to a leader and to an organisation.ideas. some form of vision and planning are essential. the cure for having lost sight of the vision of the organisation is to increase the efforts and drive the herd forward. One final point to remember is the importance of contingency plans that can be put into operation should something unexpected occurs. how are the followers expected to know? Hence. It is through the establishment of goals and objectives the organisation of resources and the implementation of tasks that the leader can achieve success.communication systems. it is important that any leadership enterprise. One of the things that you have to do as a leader is to expand your view of the resources you have available to do a 15 Hence. This gives the leader not only the appearance but also the fact of being in control.plans.

A leader who is influential and inspirational means that A he will motivate his staff to willingly do things for him B he has to give directions before anyone does anything C he has the power to make them do what he wants 16. The tone of the writer in his passage is one that is A informational B inspirational C motivational 18. The main idea of paragraph 2 is A a leader must lead a survey team B a leader must have a vision and a mission C a leader must always do work better than his followers 17. it is also provides answers to those who are curious. For this reason it is not wise to learn history by hasty accumulation of facts. Who says that you have to experience everything first-hand in order to learn? Moreover. If you want to lead effectively.15. Setting the deadlines is important because it A limits the performance of the workers B positively stimulates the performance of the workers C allows the workers to evaluate the effectiveness of the leader Questions 22 to 29 are based on the following passage. The following are qualities of a good leader expect A he should be able to handle the unexpected B he should always check on his organisation to remedy what is wrong C he should push his followers to work hard even if he is unclear about his objectives 21. For example. history throws light on the posterity. Not only is it meant to produce a well-informed mind. History indeed imparts the kind of knowledge that can be 10 used to broaden our consciousness. 5 Many people in the world have learnt and benefited from history. Some of the problems of today can best be explained by events in the past. the mere process of accumulating information through the reading of history. does necessarily give training to a mind that was initially diffuse. This would only serve to clutter 5 . DANCES 1 2 3 History has certain attractions that ensure its inclusion in the general scheme of education. which of the following would you reject? I Plan ahead for the future II Find out the strengths of the organisation first and then set the goals III Establish the goals first and then find out the strengths of the organisation IV Ensure that your plan is perfect so that you do not need to have alternative plans 20. It possesses the key to some of our present day predicaments. If you are in need of any essay topic for discussion. On the other hand. what would be a better stimulus that history? It is safe and sound choice as you can most likely discuss it without getting emotionally involved. History helps us gather material for the purpose of manufacturing into experience. The word herd (line 15) refers to A leaders B employees C employers 19. it is interesting to learn of our origins from history.

Any student of history thinks that he can criticise the events 20 and people of the past. 22. Nevertheless.4 5 6 7 the memory with a mass of information. 40 and the jurist to erect a firm defence against disorder. and even sometimes when they have not been correctly understood. during the Roman times. In history the discovery of small fact that may be important. It is still a living source of inspiration. They reveal what is most permanent and universal in the life of spirit. Educators should resist the temptation to indoctrinate their learners but instead to encourage them to view the facts critically. there is 35 indeed a great need for the study of history. which are meaningful of all peoples and for all times. The other danger in the study of history is from the sheer blind repetitions that occur year 25 after year. For those who have been newly introduced tp the study of history. the soldier. It was once said that the 30 world would be liable be plunged into bloodshed if teachers and students disseminated wrong history. with power to stimulate and direct thought and action of the modern world. It is a widely accepted fact that history. their minds tend to sweep over the centuries and continents and curtly put everything in its place. provides interim reports. It would seem so simple for them to pronounce judgements on these historical events as they were not present at the events during that time. the statesman. What is the main idea of paragraph 1 A The importance of studying history B The consequences of studying history C How history can improve the quality of our lives 23 Which of the following supports the idea _ who says that you have to experience everything first-hand in order to learn? (line 7 and 8) A History produces a well-informed mind B History allows learning from other people’s experiments C History answers all question about other people’s experiences 6 . It is only at the end of many years of training that you will come to know what it genuinely means to establish the assertions that you make about certain events in history. Besides. For example. it was the spirit or reverence for public law that inspired the citizen to willingly sacrifice for the community. and from book to book – these statements repeated sometimes out of context. like all scientific interpretations of the universe. It can be safely said that no one ever attains a final understanding or the kind of knowledge in which he can safely rest. is calculated to produce a drastic reshaping of the whole field of study. History must be taught precisely because so much bad history exists in the world already. and probably thinks that he can provide better alternatives as to what should have been done and what could have avoided. this immense growth of knowledge will 15 greatly outstrip the general development of the mind.

(line 14) A History makes people aware of all world events B Too much accumulation of facts causes headaches C Passing judgements on historical facts without thinking 25. The Kelantanese Tarian Asyik is supposed to represent the flight of birds . When one indoctrinates. Traditional Malay dances are steeped in history and legend. or celebrating life itself. which has Persian roots and has now developed many forms across the states of Malaysia. or by the peoples of Sabah and Sarawak.. One of the more intriguing variants is the Zapin Tenglu from Mersing. with her rich intermingling of cultures. Umbrella.24. the Dances Of Malaysia are among our most cherished cultural traditions and a rich form of entertainment. What does the writer mean when he says. 2. Indians. For instance. has a particularly rich and varied dance heritage. traditional dance is another form of entertainment that has become a must in all formal shows and functions. as they sway gently to the sound of traditional instruments such as the serunai. gambang and rebab. Equally mesmerizing is the Tarian Zapin. A teacher of history should A teach students accurate historical Questions 30 to 37 are based on the following is not wise to learn history. the fan is used to express joy and happiness. celebrating a harvest. What can you conclude from the passage? A Learning history can be dangerous B The study of history requires critical analysis C History should be included in the school curriculum 26. on the other hand.... and Handkerchief as extensions of the dancer's own emotions. The word interim (line 28) means A interval B temporary C permanent facts and allow them to analyse them critically B inspire students to the great events of history so that they can create history as well C transfer all their knowledge to the students and influence students to think like them 28. The example of the Roman times (line 39) supports the following idea: A History can be inspiring for everyone B History can be used to brainwash people C History can be stimulating to the bored mind 29. it means that someone is trying to A encourage you to think critically B persuade you to believe something C force you to repeat facts without Thinking 27. Whether performed by Malays. The umbrella is used primarily to express passionate 7 5 10 15 20 . The expressive power of dance as an art form has endured for centuries and Malaysia. Like the gasing and wau. Chinese. Chinese dances. each performance is a rich tapestry which weaves together exquisite costumes and equally delicate and expressive movements. 3. Whether telling a story.and the fluid grace of the dancers. certainly takes the imagination on a flight of fancy. 1. use simple props such as Fan. which depicts the ebb and flow of the tides and the lives of local fisherfolk.

dancers perform a tale that sometimes would demand a hundred characters. either between a male and female or between an individual and his or her surroundings. which reflect the many different ethnic groups of the land. yet 40 graceful and evocative. and are accompanied by the pounding of the gu (drums) and bo (cymbals). clad in Kadazan black velvet. which are shown off through graceful and wonderful movements D every dance displays colourful costumes which are overshadowed by graceful and meaningful steps . unforgettable splendour. 5. war and victory. The Sumazau is often regarded as the state dance of Sabah. In Sarawak. revenge. 9. leg and eye movements which must be learnt in order to perform this timehonoured and venerated dance in its full. 6. In Kathak. 50 ambush. The word Kathak means ‘the art of story telling’. It is a warrior dance that tells a story of anger. Sabah and Sarawak are blessed with the widest variety of colourful traditional dances. perhaps the best known is Bharata Natyam. This can be summarized as A every dance reflects a strong cultural background. Of late it has been largely improvised. Kathak gradually moved out into the courts of the rulers and is now part of the entertainment during grand celebrations. Many Chinese traditional dances are an important accompaniment to key festivals. Another popular dance of the Orang Ulu tribe of Sarawak is the Kanjet Ngeleput which is solely performed by men. 30. 8. Indian dances are many and varied. No official function seems complete without graceful dancers who captivate their audience with their elegant movements. 4. Each performance is a rich tapestry which weaves together exquisite costumes and equally delicate and expressive 8 movements (line 5-7). Indian dances can be divided into classical and folk styles. It is simple. Of all regions in Malaysia.feelings. sway like birds to the sound of gongs. What was the writer’s intention in using the phrase with her rich intermingling if cultures (line 2) A To introduce the idea of the separation culture in Malaysia B To inform that Malaysia is gifted with a mixed culture C To state that Malaysia has a unique blend of cultures D To state that Malaysia has a wide variety of cultures 31. gestures and body movements to convey the story without a word of explanation. depicting the activity of hunting. the use of fine clothes. and the expression of unique movements B every dance is a rich heritage of culture that displays expensive clothes and expresses graceful C every dance has marvellous costumes. others 25 express the simple joys of village life. making it earthbound while the use of the arms gives it a lifted and light impression as if the bird is soaring high. ranging from an angry ogre to 35 a magnanimous fairy godmother. 30 Kathak dance is another form of classical dance. Of the seven classical styles. Their costume is distinctive and includes feathers which are attached to the hands giving the impression of birds (namely the hornbill) in flight. Dance and music is a rich part Malaysia’s heritage. Performers use excellent expression . Datun Julid is performance by female dancers of the Orang Ulu tribe of Sarawak. 7. The movement 45 vocabulary simply focuses on changing weight from one leg to the other in an almost pedestrian manner. as the dancers. mastery of which can take many years due to the various intricate hand. From its early form as a devotional expression dedicated to the Hindu gods. some express a more spiritual angle.

A the Malaysian traditional dances are not performed for leisure or as a pastime B the dances are only performed during formal functions for large audiences C the Malaysian traditional dances are too difficult to be learnt by others D all the dances of Malaysia use very similar musical instruments 1 Like the air we breathe. What prompts the writer to state that Of all the regions in Malaysia. now even developed nations are realising its limits. an essential component of almost every human activity and vital to the health of all ecosystems. It is the most precious of all resources. Nearly 450 million people in 29 countries currently face severe water shortages. Sabah and Sarawak are blessed with the widest variety of colourful traditional dances (line 38-39)? A There are many different ethnic group residing in these two states B Most of their dances have been improvised and take many forms C Their dances are the most unique with themes related to nature D The dances have many themes and messages 33. it is something that we often take for granted. From the second paragraph we can infer that A Zapin Tenglu is mostly popular in the coastal areas B Tarian Asyik requires the use of three instruments C the most famous of the Malay dances is the Zapin D Tarian Asyik is danced by females only explain the dance B The movements used in the dance are precise C The steps used in the dance are clear D The dance is self-explanatory 36. 9 5 10 . The similarity between the Malay and Chinese dances is that A both require the involvement of the male and female B both use props in all their dances C both are expressions of emotions D both use very few instruments 37. Twenty per cent more water than what is now available will be needed to feed the additional three billion people who will be alive by 2025. What does the writer maen by the phrase without a word of expalntation (line 37)? A There is no need for a narrator to Questions 38 to 45 are based on the following passage. As much as two-thirds of the world population would be water-stressed by 2025. Once assumed unlimited in supply. It is also what we human beings are made of – Water! And it is running out. Which of the following is not true of the Indian classical dance? A It is necessary to take classes to master the dance B It is a dance solely attributed to the Hindu gods C The most popular is the Bharata Natyam D There are seven variants of this dance 35. From the reading of the whole article we can infer that 34.32.

They found that even with major improvements in water collection and distribution (that would provide 70 10 15 20 3 25 30 4 35 5 40 45 6 50 7 55 . lakes. As the world’s population expands. irrigation-fed agriculture supplies about 45 per cent of the world’s food supply. for ecological reasons. Additional statistics on water uses will help illuminate the world water situation. These water shortages will be the primary obstacle to increased food production in the next few decades. especially in sub-Saharan and Sahelian Africa. irrigation comprises 90 per cent of the water used. Adding to the paradox is the fact that only a tiny fraction of the total fresh water resources is available for human use. This is because irrigated farmland is about five times more productive than farmland that depends on rainwater. 97. India and China. the world bank and the united Nations have commissioned studies and working groups to evaluate existing conditions. increased pressure on existing water supplies. threatening sensitive habitats and their biodiversity. considering the seemingly vast water resources of Earth. makes the most intensive use of the world’s fresh water resources as there is an immense need to expand farming areas to grow food to feed the population. most of the convenient and relatively inexpensive sources of water have already been appropriated. less than one per cent of all the fresh water on Earth is technologically and economically accessible for human use. However. and most of the remainder is retained as soil moisture or deposited in deep underground aquifers that are inaccessible to humans. it would be unsound to rely primarily on rain-fed agriculture to produce the world’s expanding food requirements. while industry. project future needs and devise strategies for coping with the water crisis. About 70 per cent of the fresh water on the planet is locked up as ice at the poles. In fact. which accounts for 70 per cent of all the water extracted from rivers. of the additional food – placing in turn. Whether agriculture is rain-fed or irrigated. such as the Amazon and Congo River Basins. Expanding rain-fed agriculture would entail the clearing of massive areas of forests and savannas. In certain arid and dry areas. Today. the most water-rich areas of the world. such as the Mediterranean. increased food production requires more land and more water.5 per cent as fresh water. are sparsely populated. Irrigation. and aquifers. recreation and other uses comprise about 20 per cent. or about 70 per cent. In response to concerns about the looming water shortages. the water planet! More than tw0-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered with water.5 per cent of this salt water. irrigated land will be expected to produce most. It is an irony of geography that two-thirds of the world’s population live in areas that receive only one-quarter of the world’s annual rainfall. water is unevenly distributed across the populated regions of the world. To make matters worse. Some of the most densely populated regions of the world. will face serve water shortages in the coming decades. This leaves only 2. the Middle East. most of the increases in agricultural productivity occurred on irrigated lands. By contrast. However. In the final tally. drinking and sanitation require approximately 10 per cent of the fresh water supplies.2 Surely. such dire predictions are unthinkable. During the Green Revolution. On a global average.

a prediction that has been termed the “world water gap”. there would still be significant water shortages by the year 2025. there should still be a need for 20 per cent more water. 60 65 38 Why do we often take water for granted? A B C D Water appears to be unlimited in supply Our bodies are made up of water Water is very important to us water is running out 39 The phrase such dire predictions (line 11) refers to A B C D the acute water shortages that will be faced by the population in future the fact that two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered with water the current water shortages faced by the population the water resources of our planet Earth 40 Why does the writer describe water distribution as an irony of geography? A B C D Most water-rich areas have large populations Most water-deficient areas have large population Most water-deficient areas have small population Water resources are evenly distributed throughout the world 41 The Green Revolution is likely to be A B C D a movement to feed the poor a movement to expand the population a movement to increase world food production a movement to encourage the planting of trees 42 The drier an area A B C D the less there is a need for irrigation the more there is a need for irrigation the less the depletion of water resources the more the usage of water for drinking and sanitation 43 The negative consequence of rain-fed agriculture is A B C D the increase in biodiversity the clearing of natural vegetation to grow food the need for more water than irrigation-fed agriculture the use of more farmland than irrigation-fed agriculture 11 .per cent efficiency instead of the current average of 45 per cent worldwide). According to experts. Unfortunately. even if the rate at which new water supplies were developed in the 1990s was sustained for the next few decades. there are practical limits to how much additional water can be extracted from the environment. since most of the readily available sources have already been appropriated.

.................. Approved By ........... (Pn Tong Ah Ten) (Principal) (Pn Muhantha Paramalingam ) (Pn Aznida Abd Aziz) (Sixth Form Academic Teacher) (Sixth Form Senior Assistant) 12 ....44 The purpose of the writer is to A B C D persuade criticise amuse inform 45 A suitable title for this passage is A B C D The Demand for New Water Resources The Threat to Global Food Security The Emerging water Crisis Predictions for the Future END OF QUESTION PAPER Prepared By ........................ Checked By ............................