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DUH!? Not an English word, not Malay or Chinese or Indian. It’s teenagers’ language meaning ‘clueless’ Are you duh about duh? Are you grown – ups around you duh Maybe you just need to talk in an un – duh way. Then we can all understand one another Join JUNIOR BRATS CAMP Rules and Regulations:  

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Must be Malaysian, between 13 and 15 years old, What is your favorite WORD? Tells us in not more than 150 words,  Submit a biodata with a passport – sized photograph of yourself,  Must possess a sense of humor and the ability to laugh at yourself,  The participation fee for the workshop is RM 80.00, inclusive of a accommodation and meals. DO NOT SEND the participation fee with your application form. All successful applicants will be notified by mail  Please specify the camp you wish to attend For further enquiries, please e – mail to brats@the star.com.my

1. Who among the following would normally use the word ‘duh’? a) Adults b) Children c) Teenagers d) Older generation 2. The word clueless can be replaced by a) Unaware b) Unexpected c) Unconcerned d) Uncontrolled 3. What must applicants send in with their forms? a) Participation fee and bio – data b) A slogan and a recent photograph c) Their favorite word and an essay d) A short essay, biodata and a passport – sized photograph 4. Which of the following statements is correct? a) Applicants must have a sense of humor b) Applicants can be locals or foreigners c) Applicants will be notified by phone d) Applicants off all ages are eligible 5. Applicants are advised not to a) Send the fee together with the application form b) Specify the camp they want to attend c) Submit any photos of themselves d) Email to the organizer 6. The main purpose of the camp is to a) Acquire communication skills b) Learn the local language c) Improving writing skills d) Widen vocabulary

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My eyes try to take in the visual spread of colors before me, also the real gastronomic treat that waited me. The feast that would begin the moment I made the most important decision in my life at that point. You see, I was about six years old and we were in the wonderland for kids – MacDonald’s – when my dad asked me, ‘What do you want to eat?’ a simple question, but for once I could not answer. I continue starring at the menu before me, tiptoeing t elevate myself for a better view. Images ran through my six-year-old head. The safe choice of nuggets or should I be more adventures and mimic the choice of adults and go for the burger? The pressure of deciding quickly, thanks to my father breathing down my neck, was too much and tears streamed down my cheeks. We choose between chap fun and chappati for lunch. We choose to watch HBO or AXN, to either take the LRT or risk getting squished like a sardine or drive and burn a hole in our pocket from the exorbitant parking fees. We also decide whether to tick ‘Pengakap’ or ‘Bulan Sabit Merah’ on our co – curriculum forms in schools. Looking back, I never understood the importance of that day at MacDonald’s. We’ve come to a point where we have taken for granted our ability to make decisions, to choose. Free will. This is what defines the human race. To succeed or to fail? To steal or to bless? To love or to hate? So, what did I choose to eat in the end? Wiping my tears away, I looked up at my father, “Can you choose for me?” but he said “You decide for yourself, Derek.” That day I learnt the value of making choices. (Adapted from Starnag Jan 2011)

1. Where were the narrator and his father? a) Kid’s World c) Disney Wonderland b) MacDonald’s d) MacDonald’s Wonderland

2. The narrator was unable to answer his father’s question because? a) Of the color in front of him c) He did not like the food b) Of the wide variety of choices d) He was not hungry 3. The expression breathing down my neck means a) Grabbing me by the neck c) Making me breath heavily b) Standing very close to me d) Watching close what I am doing 4. The narrator burst into tears because a) He had to make choice quickly b) He had to pay for his food c) He had to leave early d) He had to stop eating 5. Based on the passage, human are defined by a) Courage c) Strong will b) Free will d) Determination 6. What happened to the narrator at MacDonald’s eventually? a) He made his pick of food b) He could not decide what to eat c) He cried and refuse to have anything d) Father insisted that he made the choice 7. What did the narrator learn at the MacDonald’s? a) The risk of making choices b) The value of making choices c) The method of making choices d) The pressure of making choices 8. The gist of the passage means every one of us has to a) Face the truth b) Live life gracefully c) Make choices in life d) Learn important lessons

How do we usually measure a carbon footprint? a) In a time period of one year b) By the activities we do or not do c) The way it affects global warming d) In equivalent tons of carbon dioxide 2. By reducing our carbon footprints. What are vehicles that guzzle fuel? a) Vehicles that do not need any fuel b) Vehicles that consume a lot of fuel c) Vehicles that waste fuel d) Vehicles that save fuel . We can cut down our carbon footprints with the following steps except a) Recycling b) Using solar power c) Walking instead of driving d) Disposing of garbage in plastic bags 5.Study the chart below and choose the best answer for the question that follow CARBON FOOTPRINTS What is a carbon footprint? A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and directly support human activities. the better for Mother Nature! 1. CO2 is one cause of global warming. DOs DONTs  Reduce usage of electricity  Throw any garbage into a at home river that will contaminate the river  Turn off lights and TV when it is bedtime  Use cars for short distances  Recycle or drop off at any  Litter recycling centre  Support deforestation  Plant trees  Use vehicles that guzzle fuel  Use solar power as much as  Do open burning possible  Put all garbage together  Minimize use of cars – use public transport  Walk as much as possible for health and nature The smaller your carbon footstep. Your carbon footprint is the sum of all emissions of CO2 which were induced by your activities for the time period of a year. What does carbon dioxide do to the earth? a) It causes floods b) It triggers earthquake c) It pollutes the environment d) It contributes to global warming 3. usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). we are a) Saving Mother earth b) Reducing global warming c) Contaminating our rivers d) Cutting down CO2 emissions 6. Who is responsible for carbon footprints? a) Everyone b) People who do business c) People who walk around a lot d) People who consume electricity 4.

Which of the following statements is not correct? a) The online game lasted one month b) The treasure hunt ran on for two days c) The treasure hunt was made up of teams d) The participants had fun and helped nurture the environment 5. a community of Koyota owners incorporated the theme of environment into their annual treasure hunt activities. The Econauts are an eco – crime prevention organization whose mission is to put a stop to those who commit crimes against the environment – X in particular The online game was a month – long virtual hunt and ended in October. and reusing materials to weave placements. The Econauts help keep the environment from a) Harm c) Violence b) Growth d) development 4. The phrasal verb put together means a) Check c) Locate b) Keep d) Organize 6. as a family. The top 50 winners from the virtual hunt who qualified as an elite team of Econauts were tasked with a mission to save the environment. can do to make change. It attracted 1. Why were the participants asked to make mudballs? a) To carry out fun activity b) To help clean up a lake c) To capture the eco – villain d) To create awareness of the importance of lakes 8. What is the main theme of the treasure hunt of Tribe Koyota? a) Care for the environment b) The use of recyclable material c) The excitement of online game d) Crime against the environment 2. It is a story – driven game where the players act upon by solving puzzles that lead to a goal – the capture of the notorious eco – villains named X. the company put together a two – level environment theme with tips on what we. Koyota is involved in a) The manufacture of chemicals b) The manufacture of food products c) The manufacture of motor vehicles d) The manufacture of environmentally friendly products 7. These winners then recruited their own team of friend and family members to go on a one – day treasure hunt in which environment – related activities were peppered along the trail. 1.359 players who were all Koyota owners. The participants played the online game to catch a) Treasure hunter c) An eco . Which of the following would be suitable headline for the article? a) Koyota owners on environment hunt b) Koyota owners on eco – warrior hunt c) Koyota owners on eco – villain hunt d) Koyota owners on recycling hunt . Among the task were throwing of micro – organism mudballs to clean up the floors of a lake. They added a treasure hunt – based virtual campaign called ‘The Amazing Trails of the Econauts’ to the Amazing Trails activities to show the members’ concern towards environmental preservation. The event was a memorable one for the participants as they had a fun time while doing their part for the environment. A major player in the automotive industry.villain b) Koyota owners d) An econaut 3.Read the text below and choose the best answer for the questions that follow Tribe Koyota.

Habits of wise consumer Choose quality products at reasonable prices  Don’t make any decisions solely based on a lower price or the prestige of the brand Choose the best service  Choose outlets that offer good customer service and satisfaction Make a list  Planning your purchases will help you get the things you want without spending more Shop around and compare prices  Some retailers do sell their products at lower prices compared to others Make the right decision  You should think first before buying and make sure that you need the products Campaign on smart consumerism  Participate in government – organized campaigns to promote smart consumerism among the public Tip of the week “Don’t buy just because there is a sale. If you don’t need the product. we will encourage everyone to a) Spend wisely and avoid unnecessary waste of money b) Save as much as possible c) Spend less and earn more d) Shop anytime.Study the grid and the notes below carefully and choose the best answer for the questions that follow. What message is contained in the tip of the week? a) Buy when there is a sale b) It’s cheaper by the dozen c) Buy only what you need d) Buy to impress your friend 6. Why should we shop around and compare price? a) To get the best price b) To enjoy window shopping c) To save time spent on shopping d) To know what is being sold in the shops 3. By participating in campaign on smart consumerism. Don’t buy it” 1. A person who buy thins based on the prestige of the brand is a) A spendthrift b) Brand – conscious c) Stingy about money d) Not fussy about his or her purchases 2. anywhere 4. A wise consumer will only buy a product that a) Is a symbol of status b) Is meant for higher income groups c) Is widely advertised and known d) Gives the best value for money . What is the advantage of planning your shopping trip? a) We can make shopping fun b) We can buy anything we like c) We will spend within our budget d) We can complete our shopping quickly 5.

To all those people who helped others in need (be it small or big). destruction of public property. Countless times. A visually – impaired person is a person who has a problem with his or her sense of a) Touch c) Sight b) Smell d) Hearing 4. December 2006) 1. The last paragraph of the passage carries an expression of a) Hatred c) Gratitude b) Sadness d) Disappointment 7. Your good deeds will always be well appreciated. lack of civic – mindedness or not so neighborly acts. A person who has done a good deed but does not want publicity is considered a) Shy c) Arrogant b) Humble d) Ignorant 5. thank you very much for your contribution toward making this world a better place. There are many stories of people doing good things but generally they go unnoticed or do not want publicity.Read the passage below carefully and choose the best answer for the questions that follow. I forgot to take the purchases I had paid for and the salesperson politely reminded me about them. I remember seeing cars stopping to allow a visually – impaired man cross the road safely. The writer is ____________ of all deeds of kindness a) Appreciative c) Fearful b) Critical d) Mindful 8. Keep encouraging others with your good deeds. Remember the good around you. even when it was the busy hour. I also recall the time when I dropped a fifty note at a shopping mall and a woman chased me through a busy crowd to return it to me. with all the bad things going round us. But. bad roads. Which of the following would be considered as an act of lack of civic – mindedness? a) Littering b) Waiting in line c) Using an overhead bridge d) Offering one’s seat in a crowded bus 2. The word destination means a) The place one lives in c) The place one has visited b) The place for shopping d) The place one wants to go to 3. I got lost while driving. Which of the following would be an appropriate title for the passage? a) Do good not evil b) Help is all around c) Complaining is good d) The good you do is greatly appreciated . They may be about snatch thefts. But. We read of complaints every day in dailies. lapses in security or even bad driving. Helping other makes this world a better place because it shows that a) Selfishness is common b) Many people are rich in love c) People do care for one another d) The world needs lots of caring people 6. never forget the good. there was always someone who would guide me to my destination. Looking beyond Kuala Lumpur (Adapted from NST. They may be about traffic jams. just like you encouraged me.

Make sure all of you have good appetites. What do you have to do? Come and Be Surprised!!! Entry Form Name of Team: Position & Parent’s name Gender Age Name & signature Leader Asst. Team members must be of mixed gender and multiracial 3. All entries must include a passport – size photo of each applicant and a postcard – size photo of the team 4. The expression cup of tea means a) A person’s favorite tea b) A person’s favorite drink c) Something of interest to a person d) Something important to a person 3. The contest is open to a) Adults only b) Children only c) Teenagers only d) People of all ages 2. Only teams that have short – listed will be called for an interview.Study the advertisement below and choose the best answer for the questions that follow. Leader Member Member Terms and Conditions 1. A – Teens Race for Action and Fun with FOOD If you  Are 12 to 15 years old  Are adventurous and game for fun  Enjoy a healthy lifestyle This is your cup of tea! From a winning team with your buddies and come and join us for a rewarding day of fun. Must be Malaysian students 2. The participating teams must be of a) The same gender and same race b) Mixed gender and the same race c) The same gender and multiracial d) Mixed gender and multiracial 5. Which teams will be called for an interview? a) Teams that are blacklisted b) Teams that are shortlisted c) Teams are determinant to win d) Teams that are considered winners 6. games. Why do you think the participants should have good appetites? a) There is a food fair b) The contest concerns c) The participants follow a healthy lifestyle d) The participants must have proper table manners 4. prizes and good food. 1. All participants will be form a) Schools across the country b) College across the country c) Universities across the country d) All educational institutions in the country .

Expose yourself to more fun and adventurous activities and this will foster a greater interest in keeping fit the right way. fluids and fiber. Do some walking or a simple workout outdoors half an hour a day. This can be done with just about everything we eat. fat. When watching television. Rollerblading. our problem is that we eat too much of the same thing. To be healthy and happy. cycling. skating. This article appeals to those who are a) Talented c) Result . dancing or walking. Ensure that we eat in moderation so we are not lacking in any particular nutrient. like diet. Try our different sorts of activities like swimming. August 2006) 1. Most of the time. life is the key to great health and happy living. This is just as important for our health as our diets. A balanced life requires eating in moderation and a) Watching television b) Exercising the mind c) Doing physical exercise d) Socializing as much as possible 5. Variety is the spice of life A balanced. protein. What type of television programmed is recommended for intellectual development? a) Sitcom b) Comedy c) Thriller d) Educational programmed 7. Which statement about exercise is true? a) It helps to keep us fit b) It takes up a lot of time c) It should be done seriously d) We should do only one type of exercise 8. For great health and happy living.Read the article below carefully and choose the best answer for the questions that follow. We can develop physically and stimulate our minds to do work better if we stay a) Silent c) Calm b) Active d) Alert 6. Take a leaf from the pages of good old classic living: everything in moderation and find a good balance in what you eat and the exercise regime you follow. so we just need to make sure we have a good mix. Aiming for a variety of foods in all our meals will help to achieve this combination. does not have to take up a lot of extra time but can be worked into our daily lives. vitamins. The following are nutrients found in food except a) Sugar c) Vitamins b) Protein d) Carbohydrates 3. These nutrients are already present in the foods we eat.oriented b) Exhausted d) Health – conscious . we should eat and exercise a) A lot c) Irregularly b) Regularly d) In moderation 2. (Adapted from StarMag. Maintaining a good level of activity and incorporating some form of exercise in our routine are all part and parcel of a balanced active life. How can we achieve a good combination of nutrients in our food? a) Taking one type of food b) Taking a variety type of food c) Taking two types of food d) Taking three types of food 4. Exercise. stay with educational programmed which stimulate the mind intellectually. minerals. have good balance in the intake of carbohydrates. Being active helps us not only to develop physically but also stimulate out minds to work better.

verification and approvals  Passport can be ready within 24 hours  Help reduce congestion at passport renewal application counters Take note: the e – kiosk is not for making new passport 1.  Read the instructions on the display panel. This notice is most probably put up by a) Malaysian Immigration Department b) Malaysia Information Department c) Malaysia Tourist Board d) Public Service Department 2.  Key in all personal details.00 when directed to.  Collect the receipt. Where can this notice be found? a) In newspaper b) In magazines c) In newsletters d) In manuals . Benefits  No photos required  Facilitate renewal of passport  Process applications. The produce for renewing e – passports is: 1 2 3 4 Go to Key in ______ Pay RM300 e .  Place the MyKad for the photo to be scanned.Study the notice below carefully and answer the questions that follow e – kiosk for e – passport replacement Procedure  Go to an e – kiosk with your MyKad and RM300. Passport can be renewed within a) A day c) Three days b) A week d) A forthnight 6.  Show receipt and collect the renewed passport at the counter the following day. What is the e – kiosk used for? a) Renewing MyKad b) Renewing e – passport c) Printing out passport d) Making new passport 3. Which of the following is not a benefit of the e – kiosk system a) No photo required b) Making new passport c) Fast processing passport d) Avoiding crowding at passport counters 5.kiosk personal data The third step in the procedure is a) Show receipt b) Collect receipt c) Scan MyKad d) Collect passport 4.  Pay in RM300.00.

: How many cars have you designed so far? : Yes. Duncan Amir M. M. Duncan Read the dialogue below carefully and answer the questions that follow Solar cars are becoming popular with racers. One such racer is M. After graduation. So. I’m placing my stake on you.M. Amir : You’ve been designing solar racing cars for slightly more than ten years now. I’ve started writing and have written the first five chapters already. I started to design cars in my first year and I continued to do so throughout until I graduated. Good luck in the race. Amir : How many races have you taken part in? M. Duncan : I’ve been working on a new car with a team from the Australian National University. : I’m sure you are very busy. There’s still a lot of work to be done. I found employment with a car company allowed me to continue this internet. We’ve both a prototype of a solar car called ‘Sunman’. Amir : What have you been involved in recently? M. Duncan : Thank you for the tea and your kind wishes. Duncan : Five different cars so far. Duncan. Amir : I understand that you’re writing a book about solar cars. Solar cars can reach a speed of 80 kph and our ‘Sunman’ has been tested to average over 50 kph even in cloudy weather. My objectives are to create awareness of the importance of solar cars and their potential. Could you tell us your objective in writing the book? . an avid solar car designer and racer who is taking part in the World Solar Car Challenge. When exactly did you start? : When I was at university. four years ago I started to race the cars I designed. Four but I’ve won only two. but we haven’t completed it yet. Amir M. Duncan : Let me see. I wanted to test my cars.

1. raced in four and won one b) Designed five cars. The phrase working on means? a) Racing in b) Involved in c) Drawing up d) Talking about 6. How do you think the use of solar can would benefit us? a) Less pollution b) Fewer cars on the road c) Cheaper prices of cars d) More solar cars on the road . raced in the four and won two 5. Duncan got a job a job offer from a) A graphic design company b) A solar product company c) A race car team d) A car company 4. Duncan starting designing solar cars when he was a) Working b) At school c) At university d) Training for the races 3. raced in four and won two d) Designed five cars. What does Duncan hope to achieve with his book? a) Fame and fortune b) Selling a lot of solar cars c) Creating awareness of solar cars d) Creating awareness of solar power 7. Which of the following is correct of Duncan’s achievement? a) Designed two cars. Which race will be on soon? a) The Solar Car Challenge b) The Sunman Car Challenge c) The World Solar Car Challenge d) The Universal Solar Car Contest 2. raced in five and won two c) Designed four cars. Duncan is __________ about promoting the use of solar cars a) Curious b) Ignorant c) Confused d) Enthusiastic 8.

impaired d) autistic 4.Read the notice below carefully and answer the questions that follow.00 for a prosthetic limb Venue : Dataran merdeka Date : April 29th Theme : ‘If They Can Walk.my 1. please call 03 – 22823131 or email laykim@nst.00 registration fee for each participant will go towards buying artificial limbs and walking aids for the children.00 donation vouchers from designated NST employees  Companies and clubs can sponsor RM4.000. The biggie is dedicated to bone cancer child patients who have lost the use of their legs. Why Can’t You’ Categories : 14 categories from 5 km to 20 km For more information. How to contribute:  Buy RM10. The children who will benefits from the charitable event are a) Physically disabled b) Hearing – impaired c) Speech .com. The different categories vary in a) Age b) Skin c) Distance d) Duration . A sum of RM1. The words go towards means a) Add in b) Help in c) Give out d) Improve on 3.00 from the RM 10. The public can help put a smile on a child’s face in the following ways except a) Making donations b) Adopting the children c) Sponsoring prosthetic d) Participating in the big walk 5. The word They in the theme refers to the a) Participant b) Children with cancer c) Organizer of the event d) Children with bone cancer 6. Malay Mail big Walk 2012 Join ‘The Biggie’ and put a smile on a child’s face. What event is being advertised? a) The Big Walk b) The Charity Walk c) The Walk for Cancer d) The Children’s Big Walk 2.

The project took off four months ago. 8.’ he said.Read the passage below carefully and answer the questions that follow.00 to RM 50. [Adapted from Sunday Star. Why is Zaidi working as a part – time petty trader? a) To become rich c) To raise money for satellite TV b) To pass time usefully d) To buy a house for his mother 2.00 a day. He is rushing to have enough money to have satellite television installed in his home.00’. so I decided to let him go ahead with it. said her son was keen on having satellite television installed in their home. he promised to work hard and to pay the subscription fee. And he is waiting eagerly for the day when he can catch the latest movies and cartoons at home. tirelessly trying to catch the attention of motorists. The moment potential customers alight from their vehicle they are greeted with a broad grin and an opening offer of 50 sen only for half a fruit. The enterprising nine – year – old can be seen every afternoon along the trunk road near Kampung Nyotoh here. ‘I divide the profits with my mother and save my share to install satellite television service’. But. selling home – grown watermelons. ‘My neighbor is always boasting about the Bob the Builder series that he watches and I am also curious about the cartoon character. Year three pupil Zaidi has turned part – time petty trade. His mother. who sells local delicacies nearby. He takes in about RM 10. when serious bargaining begins. 5. 7.’ she said. Those who stop in response to his enthusiastic waving will be met with some persuasive salesmanship. October 2006] 1. is optimistic that the service will be in place soon because of the brisk sales his enjoying. with the fruit grown in an empty lot behind his home in the village. 6. Zaidi. Step 3 is a) Offers customers a slice c) weighs out fruit for customers b) Bargains with customers d) carries fruits to customer’s car What does Zaidi do to the profits from the sales of watermelons? a) He spends all the money b) He shares the money with his mother c) He donates part of the profits to charity d) He keeps and saves all the profits What is Zaidi looking forward to? a) Having a home theatre system b) Going to the theatre more often c) Boasting to his neighbor his new TV d) Watching movies and cartoons at home Zaidi is confident that he will be able to have satellite TV installed because of good a) Sales b) harvest c) locality d) marketing How many siblings does Zaidi have? a) One b) Two c) Three d) Four After installing satellite television. Zaidi will have to pay a) The copyright fee c) The subscription fee b) The maintenance fee d) The membership fee . The word tirelessly tells us that Zaidi works a) Very hard b) regularly c) occasionally d) reluctantly 3. The four steps in Zaidi’s way of selling his watermelons are: Step 1 Greets customer with bored grin Step 2 Makes an opening offer Step 3 ____ Step 4 Reduces price 4. Zaidi quickly brings the price down to an irresistible ‘seven fruits for Rm5. ‘I told him that we could not afford it. the youngest of three siblings. But. They are transported in a wheelbarrow to the trunk road 1 km away.

DEFORESTATION Topsoil  Damaged by heavy rainfall and strong sunlight  Forest ~ long time to regenerate  Land not suitable for agricultural use for quite some time Greenhouse effect  Large amounts of carbon released  Greenhouse effect Water cycle  The climate become extreme. Greenhouse effect brings about a) A rise in temperature b) A drop in world population c) An increase in crop production d) A decrease in food production .Study the table below carefully and answer the question that follows. loss of breeding grounds III. III 2. How do heavy rainfall and strong sunlight affect the topsoil? a) Damage it b) Strengthen it c) Make it richer d) Make it loose 4. What does the damage to the breeding grounds of sea creatures lead to? a) Loss of food resources b) Loss of fuel resources c) Loss of water resources d) Loss of mineral resources 6. Sea creatures are affected by logging through the I. loss of source of food II. II c) II. decreased temperature of river and sea water a) I. What is the meaning of the word regenerate? a) Regrow c) Become extinct b) Redevelop d) Become thicker 3. very hot or very cold  Causes landslides or soil erosion Other effects  Damage breeding grounds of sea creatures  Sources of food endangered  Blocks the flow of rivers  Raises temperatures of water  Causes water levels in streams to fluctuate  Coral reefs damaged 1. How would the changes in the water cycle affect the climate? a) Make it hot b) Make it cold c) Cause it to be stable d) Cause it to become extreme 5. that is. III d) I. II. III b) I.

Many of the items inside our homes are also made from wood including furniture. leaves. chewing gum. is used to make maple syrup. It may look like trees just stand around and do nothing.gov/highschool] 1. Ground – up wood is used to make paper for tablets. because wood is not the only product that comes from trees. candy wrappers and cereal boxes. We humans are beholden to them. Fruits like apples. All of the products made from trees create many more jobs. Bark is used to make dyes and medicines. Trees provide food in the form of fruits. Leaves and roots provide oils for cosmetics and medicines. toys. but many of us live in wooden houses made from trees. trees provide jobs for people – foresters and nurserymen. These animals are born in trees. musical instruments. people and the environment. Medicines for the treatment for many illness are derived from a) Barks and sap b) Nuts and fruits c) Leaves and roots d) Trunks and branches 8. For these animals. floors. squirrels. Just as important. kitchen utensils and much more. Trees provide jobs for people because every part of a tree a) Is make to make paper only b) Is useless and thrown away c) Is used for making household items only d) Is used to make some important products 4. raccoons and insects spend their entire lives in trees. Sap.epa. When we look at trees. paint and soap. live in trees. newspapers. Actually there are very busy doing a variety of jobs that are essential to animals. Trees provide food for people too. peaches and cherries come from trees. they seem to a) Grow and grow b) Wave their branches and leaves c) Be standing around and doing nothing d) Stand around and dirty the ground with their leaves 7. the liquid that flows in trees. The words in cold blood means to kill a) Carefully c) in cold weather b) Deliberately d) for no purpose 2. Trees are just beautiful to look at. Imagine your neighborhood without trees. nuts. Name of the categories of food provided by trees a) Nuts and meat c) Fruits and nuts b) Meat and fruits d) Vegetables and fruits 6. Parks and campgrounds would certainly not be the same without trees. raise their young in trees and especially when trees are close together. Trees make our world a nicer place. [Adapted from http://www. bark and roots. Paper is made from a) Sap b) roots c) leaves d) ground – up wood 3. there are many other household items. Some animal like birds. So do nuts like walnuts and hazel nuts.Read the passage below carefully and answer the questions that follow. What has a tree done to you lately? Very few people actually line in trees. pears. for example. seldom come down to the ground. crayons. trees provide shelter from the weather and from enemies. Don’t kill trees in cold blood. Trees must be saved as they are essential for a) The survival humans b) The growth of economy c) The defense of a country d) The development of technology . How do trees protect the animals? a) Provide food for animals b) Provide a place for animals to sleep c) Provide a place for them to grow d) Provide shelter from the weather and enemies 5. In fact. Every part of a tree is used to make some important products.

 Easy. convenient. Community service provided by National Consumer Association 1. be a smart armchair shopper. Be a Smart Shopper Shopping online is shopping without leaving the comfort of our home. Compare the price with the local retail shops. conditions and costs involved  Make sure your credit card details are protected.  Know what you are paying for. telephone or by mail order  Every year. How can the credit card be abused by the company? a) The company could damage the card b) The card might be returned later than expected c) The amount debited might not reach the company d) The amount debited could be more than the actual price 3. Check that the correct amount is debited from your account. The steps we take to ensure that the company is legitimate does not include identifying a) The company’s finances b) The company’s e – mail address c) The company’s telephone number 4.  Understand the terms. Look for clear information about the goods or services offered. Shopping online is done through the following except a) Internet b) Telephone c) Mail order d) Face – to – face negotiation . Do not be tempted by extremely cheap offers So. hassle – free – items delivered to our doorstep – armchair shopping  Done it via Internet. The word hassle – free means a) Free of charge b) Cheap and easy c) Easy and convenient d) Comfortable and copy 2.Study the notice below carefully and answer the questions that follow. its e – mail address and telephone number. Check for the guarantees and after – sales services to ensure protection and maintenance. What is another term for shopping online? a) Visual shopping b) Audio shopping c) Computer shopping d) Armchair shopping 5.  Avoid being cheated. more and more sales because we can place an order for an item from all over the world Dos and Don’ts to avoid being cheated:  Know who you are dealing with. Identify the company’s name. Make sure the company is legitimate. Dishonest companies trick people into buying their products by a) Offering extremely low prices b) Posing as their friends c) Giving loans d) Vising them 6.

Why are trees a danger to motorists? a) They are blocking traffic b) They are too big and tall c) They are beginning to tilt d) They are not capable of giving shade 3. The work of an arboriculturists involves the maintenance of a) Trees b) Roads c) towns d) termites 4. Termites have rendered nearly 5000 trees along public roads on Penang Islands a danger to motorists. trunk base covered in tar. wrong pruning methods. On innovative ways to detect the ‘sick’ trees. As a pre – emptive move. Problems such as unsuitable soil. lack of earth space. 24 October 2006] 1. FRIM has been conducting preliminary tests on the ultrasound equipment and the council is thinking of using this method to monitor the health conditions of the trees. The Penang Municipal Council has chopped down some 1500 termite – infested trees since 1997.Read the passage below carefully and answer the questions that follow. absence of treatment. Lack of proper maintenance for trees. Ultrasound screening is used to check on the a) Color of the trees b) Strength of the trees c) Health condition of the trees d) Number of branches of the trees 5. the council has started planting new species of trees that are more resistant to terminate attack. has resulted in the gradual decay of some of Penang’s magnificent trees. Jalan Masjid Negeri. especially heritage trees in George Town. Jalan Kelawei. The council has been spraying insecticide on some 1500 heritage trees in a bid to preserve their existence. Certified arboriculturist. Ridzuan Y.. he said the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia [FRIM] has come up with the use of ultrasound for tree screening. The following are concerns that affects the trees except a) Daily watering b) Unsuitable soil c) Lack of earth space d) Absence of treatment 7. [Sourced from New Straits Times. Jelutong and Taman Sri Nibong. pollution and lack of nutrients are some of the concern affecting these trees. An anti – terminate specialists in the council’s landscaping unit said heavy traffic and road widening works usually weaken the roots of trees. New species of trees are being planted as they are capable of a) Growing fast b) Resisting termite attacks c) Producing more fruits d) Providing quality wood 8. Other areas are Pantai Jerejak. making them susceptible to termites. said a majority of the heritage trees were found in densely populated areas. The Penang Municipal Council has managed to rehabilitate trees by a) Fertilizing the soil b) Catching all the termites c) Replanting in other areas d) Pruning the infested branches regularly . The council has also rehabilitated trees in these areas through regular pruning of the infested branches. Jalan Burmah. The phrasal verb come up means a) Talk of b) Discussed c) Thought of d) Manufactured 2. Among the worst hit are trees along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah – Penang’s Millionaires’ Row – as they are beginning to tilt. Why are trees sprayed with insecticide? a) To make them grow bigger b) To preserve their existence c) To protect them against polluted air d) To make their leaves and branches spread wider 6. nest to roads with high traffic volumes. Island Glades.

then there is no such thing. For most the smell is too strong. If one can get pass the smell. The fruit is described as a treat. How did peter feel about his job? a) He was divided b) He was very happy c) He was appreciative d) He was apprehensive 3. The king of fruit in our country is something that you either like or you do not. From the passage. this can be quite a daunting task. What does the writer mean? a) It is smelly but tasty b) It is rare and delicate c) It is special and enjoyable d) It is preserved and treated 6. What does Peter do? a) A traveler b) A food tater c) A fruit seller 2. Most of us would say that the liking for these items has to be acquired.Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow. the fruit is heavenly. there was a hitch. barbecued rats. He had to taste and eat all the delicacies put before him. When he was in Malaysia. For a foreigner. When he landed a job as an international food taster. if you are a food critic. sheep’s eyeballs and other stuff. However. he dug into the fruit that was placed before him and ate with reckless abandon. live worms. we know that peter a) Does not like his job b) Did not eaten the durian c) Has eaten all kinds of food d) Has been to all over the world . Peter. However. He loves a good life too and the only thing that he loves more is eating all the different kind of exotic food that is part of the country and culture. There is no in between. he had to eat durians. Peter loves travelling. He loved it! 1. The king of fruit is most likely to be the a) Durian b) Coconut c) Tapioca 5. What was the hitch in his new job? a) He has to spend long hours travelling b) He had to find his way around the world c) He had to fish for his food everywhere d) He had to eat food that most of us find disgusting 4. Not many foreigners like the bitter or sweet fruit with its thick golden flesh. however was ready for this treat. fermented coconut drink which has properties of alcohol. This range of food included fried bugs. he was ecstatic.

a 24 – hour regional food cable. India and Australia.Read the article below and answer the questions that follow. the multi – talented chef is also a food critic cum gastronomy writer and entertainer. He earned an associate degree in Professional Chef Training and Hotel Management from California Culinary Academy. San Francoise. Malaysia’s celebrity chef grew up in Pahang. Japan. The expression the most sought – after in paragraph 2 suggest that Chef Wan is a) Busy b) Popular c) Productive d) Hardworking 4. It was not long before he became one of the most sought – after and instantly recognizable faces in Malaysia and perhaps the region. He first rose fame when hosting ‘The Kuali’ cook show o n TV3 in 1992. His latest foray on the airwaves is as star and spokesman for the newly formed Asian Food Channel. What is Chef Wan’s current occupation? a) An accountant b) A bank officer c) A hotel manager d) A professional chef 2. He has also worked with Martin Yan. studied accountancy. ‘The Ritz’ is a a) Cook show b) French hotel c) Cooking course d) Television channel 3. Adapted from The Star 1. His TV cook shows have been aired in countries in the ASEAN region as well as China. 5. he has certainly come a long way. Chef Wan does not drive because a) He is a celebrity b) He can afford a driver c) He has to travel long distances d) He cannot differentiate left from right . TV Channel. another celebrity chef on the US Road Channel and British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. For someone who cannot tell left form right and therefore does not drive. worked in a bank but eventually gave up his banking career for his greater love of the wok and spatula. Besides cooking. Chef Wan. Chef Wan’s many talents are found in all the following areas except a) Banking b) Cooking c) Writing d) Entertaining 6. Martin Yan and Jamie Oliver have in common? a) They are celebrity chefs b) They are famous movies stars c) They were trained in France d) They have written several cooking books. What do Chef Wan. Paris.

One way of reducing smoke from factories is to a) Close them down b) Manage them c) Fine them heavily 6. Let us all work together to save the Earth instead of destroying it. fellow students. This is not only destroys the delicate balance involving plants and wildlife but also humans as well.Read the speech below and answer the questions that follow Good evening. Vehicles on the road are discharging smoke containing carbon particles and lead into the atmosphere. extinction. All of us must do our bit to protect the environment. we have to save our planet. The word extinction means a) Being destroyed b) Being killed c) Being carried d) Being wiped out 3. Toxic waste reduces fish consumption because it a) Eats the fish b) Kills the fish c) Prevents fish from breeding d) Makes the water dirty 5. so reducing the fish for our intake. this causes the death of many sea creatures. The aim of the speaker is to stress the need to a) Grow more trees b) Rear more fish c) Reduce traffic jams d) Clean up the environment . 1. The food cycle which is being destroyed will leave many animals in starvation and therefore. My fellow students. Poisonous gases are produced by a) Cars and factories b) Rivers and seas c) Plants and trees d) Animal and birds 4. Man is also polluting the environment. Toxic waste is being dumped into rivers. My speech is about man destroying his environment. Factories release a lot of poisonous gases into the air. The speaker is saying that trees are cut down a) Immediately b) Rapidly c) Gradually 2. Toxic waste must be disposed of properly. How are we destroying the environment? We are cutting down more trees than nature can put back in a lifetime. Vehicles should use lead – free petrol. We must stop this destruction and how we can do that? Factories should be stopped from polluting the air by imposing heavy fines on them.

Now. I look back now and wonder what I had done with my time. 3 October 2011 Dear Diary. . If only I could retrieve the days lost in the pursuit of leisure! If only I had listened to my parents and taken their advice seriously.Read the diary entry below and answer the questions that follow. 2 October 2011 Dear Diary. I fear that it might be too late. I will be sitting for the dreaded exam and I’m feeling very jittery. How time flies! In a month’s time.