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Section A

[15 marks]
Instruction: Study the stimulus given and read the questions carefully. Then, circle the best answer
A, B, C or D.

1.
A
B
C
D

According to the notice, people should


keep the paint wet
keep the bench wet
not sit on the bench
not avoid the bench

CASH TERM ONLY


2.

The notice means that customers are only allowed to pay by


A
money.
B
cheque.
C
credit-card.
D
money order.

CONSERVE EVERY DROP OF


WATER
Dont Waste Our Precious
Natural Resource.
3.

In the poster above, the word conserve means


A
save.
B
store.
C
gather.
D
collect.

4.

The phrase valid until 31.12.2013 means that you


A
must use the voucher on 31.12.2013
B
can use the voucher up to 31.12.2013
C
may use the voucher after 31.12.2013
D
should use the voucher after 31.12.2013

5.

From the report, we know that the air quality


A
was unhealthy in all areas
B
was improving quickly
C
has declined gradually
D
remained unchanged

Questions 6 8 are based on the following excerpt.


Generally, we have to work together to create pollution-free
environment for our healthy lives. Hence, collective effort is the key
in preserving our Mother Nature from any man-made hazardous
activities. For instance, we can organize awareness campaigns to
encourage car pool, avoid open-burning and prevent deforestation.
6.

From the text above, pollution-free environment refers to the situation where
A
we are free to pollute the environment.
B
environmental pollution is not for sale.
C
the environment is free from pollution.
D
there is no price for environmental pollution.

7.

The phrase collective effort mentioned in the text above means


A
proactive step.
B
supportive work.
C
innovative measure.
D
collaborative action.

8.

The term hazardous used in the text can be best replaced by the word
A
chaotic.
B
ambitious.
C
detrimental.
D
irresponsible.

Questions 9 15 are based on the following passage.


Elaine Lee became the youngest Malaysian to enter the Malaysian Book of Records when she wrote her
book entitled Ethnic Musical Instruments in Malaysia. A concert she attended when she was 14 years old
sparked her interest ______(9) the subject and she took off on a literary journey with ethnic musical
instruments on her mind. Elaine made up her mind to _____(10) as much information as she could on the
musical instruments as she believed that forgetting them would have been a waste.
Thus, began Elaine's two-year taks of amassing _______(11) storing information on each fascinating
ethnic musical instrument found in Malaysia. She stored the information in her journal and when it
eventually became very thick, Elaine came ______(12) with the idea to publish her research.
She attributed her success to her father's _____(13) encouragement, _____(14) friends helped to
proofread her work and design the book cover. Elaine made _____(15) vow to complete at least one story on
each instrument per week. Doing the research affected her social life but Elaine admits that it was a price
worth paying to gain the knowledge she needed.
B

9. A in
of

on

13.
A even
B rapid

10. A compile
C compiled
compiles
D compiling

14.
A She
C They
B Her
D Their

11. A so
or

D but

15.
A a
B an

12. A up
on

C off
D through

D by

and

C constant

C the

Please mark your answers here:


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10

11

12

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Section B
[10 marks]
Questions 16 25
Read the following notice and answer the questions that follow.

Using the information from the notes, write short answers in the spaces provided.

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Published by:
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Price:
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19 Editor:
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18 Available at:
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20 Good read for:


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MEGA
MAGAZINE

21

Enquiries:
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22 Grand prize
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TOPICS

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23
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[10 marks]

Section C
[25 marks]

26 From paragraph 1, what are Rashid Esa's contributions to the Mah Meri Tribe?
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27 From paragraph 2, what is so unique about the Mah Meri Tribe?
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28 From paragraph 4, describe the success of the younger generation.


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29 From paragraph 5,
(a) why is the group travelling overseas?
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(b) which word in the text means recognised?
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30 In your own words, give two examples of how Rashid has been recognised for his work.
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31 Based on the passage given, write a summary:

the Mah Meri tribe in Carey Island


the support they receive from Rashid to maintain their traditions

Credit will be given for the use of own words but care must be taken not to change the original
meaning.
Your summary must:
be in continuous writing form (not in note form)
use material from lines 1 to 53
not be longer than 130 words, including the 10 words given below
Begin your summary as follows:
Farish Aziz was still in his mummys womb when his

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[15 marks]

Section D
[20 marks]
Are You Still Playing Your Flute?
Are you still playing your flute?
When there is hardly time for our love
I am feeling guilty
To be longing for your song
The melody concealed in the slim hollow of the bamboo
Uncovered by the breath of an artist
Composed by his fingers
Blown by the wind
To the depth of my heart.
Are you still playing your flute?
In the village so quiet and deserted
Amidst the sick rice fields
While here it has become a luxury
To spend time watching the rain
Gazing at evening rays
Collecting dew drops
Or enjoying the fragrance of flowers.
Are you still playing your flute?
The more it disturbs my conscience
to be thinking of you
in the hazard of you
my younger brothers unemployed and desperate
my people disunited by politics
my friend slaughtered mercilessly
this world is too old and bleeding.
By Zurinah Hassan
32. In stanza 1, why does the persona feel guilty?
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33. Why has the village become so quiet and deserted?
__________________________________________________________________ (1 mark)
34. From stanza 3, state 2 things that concern the persona.
( I) ______________________________________________________________ (1 mark)
(II) ______________________________________________________________ (1 mark)
35. In your opinion, give one moral value that you can learn from this poem.
__________________________________________________________________ (1 mark)

36.

The following are the novels studied in the literature component in English Language.
Catch Us If You Can Catherine MacPhail
Step by Wicked Step Anne Fine
The Curse Lee Su Ann

Choose any ONE of the novels above and answer the question below.
Based on the novel you have studied, write about a character that you admire. Give reasons why
you choose him/her.

(15 marks)

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Prepared by,
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( Daphne D. D. Fernandez)
English Teacher.

Checked by,
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(Ms. Asisah Kasim )
Head of English
Language Panel

Verified by,
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(Mdm. Saidatul Fairuz Bt Mohd Suffian)
Head of Language Department

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