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JABATAN PE,LAJARAN NEGERI SELANGOR

MAJLIS PENGETUA SEKOLAH MALAYSIA NEGERI SELANGOR

PROGRAM PENINGKATAN PRESTASI AKADEMIK PEPERIKSAAN PERCUBAAN

PE,NILAIAN MENENGAH RENDAH 2OI2

BAHASA INGGERIS

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JANGAN BUKA KERTAS SOALAN INI SEHINGGA DIBERITAHU

1. Kertas soalan ini mengandungi 40 soalan.

2. Jawab semua soalan.

3. Tiap-tiap soalan diikuti oleh empat pilihan jawapan, iaitu A, B, C danD. Bagi setiap soalan, pilih

satu iawapan sahaja. Hitamkan semua jawapan anda pada kertas jawapan objektif yang

disediakan.

Kertas soalan ini mengandungi 14 halaman bercetak dan 2 halaman tidak bercetak.

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Questions I - 10 are based on the information given.

Cover Price : RM180

Preferred Reader Price : RM148

Save Money As A Preferred Reader!

You save RM32 off the cover price when you send for a l2-issue subscription

1" How much can you save if you subscribe as a preferred reader?

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B RM32

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2 A suitable title for this pie chart would be

A types of movies watched by teenagers

B number of movies watched by teenagers

C the percentage of teenagers watching movies

D how teenagers spend their leisure time wisely

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KUALA LUMPUR: After months of waiting, the iPad will be sold at selected stores

in Malaysia today at a rate that is said to be one of the cheapest in the world. The price range for the iPads in Malaysia is RM1 ,549 to RM2,599. Long queues are

expected at allApple premium reseller stores in major shopping malls in the country. This "lifestyle changing" device was expected to sell like hot cakes, along with the

wide range of accessories available for the iPad.

The phrase hot cakes refers to the

A price range

B long queues

C sales of the device

D 'lifestyle changing' device

(Source: Kee's World, 3l May 2012)

Based on the comic strip above, we can say that the boy is

A inactive the whole day

B interested in his studies

C addicted to electronic gadgets

D uninterested in information technology

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HEAT TRANSFER

Heat travels from a hot object to a cold object. It travels either by conduction, convection or radiation. If you walk barefooted on a cold floor, you would think that you can feel the cold floor because it feels as if the cold is going up your legs, but in act:ual fact, you are losing heat.

We lose heat through our extremities and that is why, if you are in a cold country you have to keep your head, hands and feet warrn so you don't feel cold, otherwise

you would be losing body heat!

5 Heat travels from one object to another through the following ways except

A rotation

B radiation

C convection

D conduction

6 How do you keep your body warm?

A Wear gloves.

B Coveryourhead.

C Put on your socks.

D Cover your extremities.

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According to the road sign above, a driver should not

A divert to another road

B make a U-turn before the road
C choose another road into the area

D drive through that particular road

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C Wednesday and Friday

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www.rdasia.com

Open to residents of Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines aged 18+.

Contest starts 2l9ll2. For full terms and conditions, please go to

www. rdasia. com/terms-and-conditions

To enter the contest, one must

A visit www.rdasia.com

B be above 17 years old

C scan the code with a scanner

D submit before 2 September 2012

How do you manage to stay in touch with your familyo friends and fans?

I have a Facebook account to keep in touch with my family and friends, but due to the sheer number of people in my account, it is impossible for me to attend to every request or comment. I'd like to thank all for their continuous

support.

10 The word slteer in the excerpt simply means

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A thin

B fine

C total

D sharp

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Questions 1l - 20 are based on thefollowing text.

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Red is a strong colour that is associated with the colour of blood, certain flowers, like roses, and

11 fruits like strawberries and cherries.

ln some cultures, red denotes purity, joy

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good luck. For the Chinese, red

carries positive connotation, being associated

fertility, happiness, passion and summer. It is also associated with weddings and red paper is also

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to wrap gifts of money or other things.

In India, red is the traditional colour of bridal dresses, and

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frequently represented in

the media as a symbolic colour for married women. The colour is associated with purity 18

marriage relationships through its connection to heat and fertility. It is also 19 colour of

wealth and beauty.

In Russia the Bolsheviks used a red flag when they overthrew the Tsar, thus red

associated with communism.

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Questions 2l - 23

Read the notice below and choose thebest meaningfor the phrases underlined.

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Attention to all students,

Don't worry if you're left out (21) on all our EPOCH news. You can always log on to

epoch.com.my to keep yourself up to date. There's no website like it. A little bit of EPOCH

everyday would keep awalz (22) the blues. If you want to know more about the events in and

around our campus, then head on (23) to EPOCH. Check out what we have for you this week.

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A omitted

B excluded

C counted out

D behind times

22 keep away

A prevent

B support

C facilitate

D encourage

23 head on

A stretch

B pass on

C proceed

D progress

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Read the conversation below and choose the best meaningfor the phrases underlined.

Rajoo is telling Fauzi about his job interview.

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Fauzi

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Fauzi

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I fumbled and created such a bad impression that I'm sure I won't get the job.

Cheer up. All is not lost.

It's easy for you to say that. Unlike you, I am not born with a silver spoon in my mouth.(24)

There's still a ray of hope (25) until your application is rejected.

I guess I'11 have to stick to being a pizza delivery boy for now. It's a tough job but beggars can't be choosers.(26)

born with a silver spoon in my mouth

A having a good salary

B given a lot of help

C from a rich family

D given a lot of love

25 a ray ofhope

A some time

B a little luck

C other means

D a chance

beggars can't be choosers

A I can only beg.

B I have no choice.

C I am just a beggar.

D I am looking for another job.

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Questions2T -32 are based on thefollowing advertisement.

NEW CITYTIMES

INSIDE SCOOP SERIES

SETTING UP A

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BUSINESS

Digital printing is the new buzzword

in the printing industry these days.

WftO.SHOIALD ATTEND?

Those involved or interested in setting

up a printing and publishing business.

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How to set up and

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manage a printing business

various printing technologies

Visit to a printing firm

How to get financing for start-up

RM350

28 & 29 April 2Ot2

10a.m.-4p.m.

Seminar Room,

Ground Floor,

3l Jalan Anggerik, 59100 Shah Alam.

27 'Buzzword' can best be replaced with

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trend

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C gadgets

D equipment

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28 Who would be interested to attend the above seminar?

A Writers

B Journalists

C Businessmen

D Newspaper vendors

29 The seminar teaches the participants how to

A visit a printing firm

B provide financial help

C run a printing business

D advertise the printing technologies

30 The duration of the seminar is

A six hours

B seven hours

C twelve hours

D fourteen hours

31 Pre-press processes involve procedures

A before

B after

C while

D during

printing.

32 Why is it necessary to visit a printing firm?

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A Buy the printing firm

B Study the business model

C Create awareness about printing

D Gain exposure to a printing firm

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A sparrow is a very small bird found throughout the world. There

are many different species of sparrows. There are about fifty different species of sparrows living in North and South America. Sparrows are only about four to six inches in length. Many people appreciate their beautiful song.

Sparrows prefer to build their nests in low places. Their nests are usually built on the ground, clumps of grass, low trees, and low bushes.

In cities, they build their nests in building nooks and other holes. They

rarely build their nests in high places. Sparrows build their nests out of

twigs, grass, and plant fibers. Their nests are usually small and well-built

structures.

Female sparrows lay four to six eggs at a time. The eggs are

white with reddish brown spots. The eggs hatch within eleven to fourteen

days. Both the male and female parents care for the young. Insects are fed

to their young after hatching. Young sparrows are ready to leave the nest

eight to ten days after hatching. The large feet of the spalrow are used for scratching seeds. Adult sparrows mainly eat seeds.

Sparrows can be found almost anywhere there are humans. Some species of sparrows prefer to live in deserts, prairies, swamps, marshes, forests, and other bushy areas. Some sparrows in northern North America will migrate south in winter, although most stay in one area year-round.

The older adult males of the migrating sparrows usually spend their winters near their breeding area. Many people throughout the world enjoy these delightful birds.

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33 Where can we find sparrows?

A In the cities

B In the deserts

C In the countryside

D All over the world

34 The word species means

A nests

B kinds

C foods

D plants

35 The care of the young spalrows is done by

A the father

B the mother

C themselves

D both father and mother

36 The staple food for adult sparrows is

A nuts

B seeds

C leaves

D insects

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37 The second paragraph of this passage mainly discusses the

A location where spaffows are found

B migration of the spaffows

C nests of the spaffows

D diet of the sparrows

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38 The nests of sparrows are

A built out of twigs, plant fibers, and grass

B usually built in high places

C large, well-built structures

D reddish brown in colour

39 A11 the following are true except

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A spaffows from northern North America fly to the south in winter

B adult females stay near their breeding area during winter

C many people enjoy watching these spaffows

D some stay in the same area all year-round

40 From the passage, we know that

A all sparrows migrate in winter

B sparrows rarely build their nests in high places

C spalrows are some of the largest birds found in North and South America

D young sparrows are able to leave the nest about fifteen days after hatching

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JABATAN PELAJARAN NEGERI SELANGOR

MAJLIS PENGETUA SEKOLAH MALAYSTA NEGERI SELANGOR

PROGRAM PENINGKATAN PRESTASI AKADEMIK PEPERIKSAAN PERCUBAAN

PENILAIAN MENENGAH RENDAH 2012

BAHASA INGGERIS

Kertas 2

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JANGAN BUKA KERTAS SOALAN INI SEHINGGA DIBERITAHU

1. Kertas soalan ini mengandungi tiga bahagian: Bahagian A, Bahagian B dan Bahagian C.

2. Jawab semua bahagian.

3. Jawapan anda hendaklah ditulis dalam buku jawapan yang disediakan. Sekiranya buku jawapan tidak mencukupi, sila dapatkan helaian tambahan daripada pengawas peperiksaan.

Kertas soalan ini mengandungi 7 halaman bercetak dan t halaman tidak bercetak.

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Using the pictures and notes below, write a report for the school magazine about your school's annual

Sports Day.

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opening speech - welcomed parents - students

gathered - school field - rained

march - past - slight drrzzle - continued

various events - prrze giving ceremony

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make sure it is not less than 120 words

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SECTION B

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(o) Read the poem and answer the following questions.

A Fighter's Lines

I am old and worn

and have lost all my strength sufferings and the history of the fight for independence have forced sacrifices that know no name

or life

From the wheelchair of the rest of my days

I, body and energy crushed see and cannot do much these times are too big a challenge

for the remnants of my crippled years

the net of deceit spread everywhere disturbs me

In the name ofjustice

Wake and form ranks sons of our ancestors Be brave And erect a wall of people Stand up heirs of our freedom

I have no more voice

It is you now who should speak!

Who are the 'sons of our ancestors'?

Marzuki Ali

How did the persona lose 'a11 my strength'in stanza l?

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(b) Thefollowing are the novels studied in the literature component in English Language.

1. Black Beauty

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Anne Seawell

2. The Boscombe Valley Mystery

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Arthur Conan Doyle

3. Journey to the Centre of the Earth -

Jules Verne

4. How I met Myself

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David A.Hill

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Around the World in 80 Days

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Jules Verne

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The Railway Children

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Support your answer with evidence from the novel.

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Hiking is an outdoor activity and sport. To some people, it is merely

walking, to others it is the best way to be with nature. In hiking, the

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Hiking is an excellent way to exercise the whole body. A hiker can choose an easy-going terrain or a more challenging one, for example, 1

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Hikers can chance upon amazing flora and fauna. Jungle, hills, mountains and beaches are ideal locations to study wildlife and plants.

This makes hiking an ideal activity to explore nature.

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a challenging hike up a hill tests a person's determination to overcome difficult trails to develop survival skills.

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Use your own words as far as possible without changing its original meaning. Begin your summary as follows:

To some people, hiking is not just walking. It is

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