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SEMESTER 2, 2009




1. This paper consists of 40 questions in Sections A, B, C, D and E.

2. Answer all questions.

Prepared by: ………………………..

( Pn. Jenny ak. Minggat )

Checked by: ………………………..

( Pn. Veronica Teng )
Ketua Panitia Men. Ren.

Approved by: ………………………

( En. Ng Meng Heong)
Section A

Questions 1 – 10 are based on the information given.

1 The sign tells us that hawking is
A not allowed 1 Showers are expected in all the regions
B impossible while a thunderstorm is likely to be
C necessary experienced in
D allowed A Kangar
B Shah Alam
C Johor Bahru
D Kuala Terengganu

1 How much money was collected during

the first three months?
A RM1200
B RM2900
C RM5500
D RM6500

1 The last sentence in the poster is a polite
way to remind visitors
A not to destroy the plants
B to wear shoes all the time
C to walk in the park carefully
D not to leave litter in the park

1 Which of the following does Dina spend

the most on?
A Food
B Books
C Transportation
D Entertainment
1 Based on the pie chart, the school
principal will most probably say “This
year we should buy more…”
A Fantasy and travel books
B Detective books and biographies
C Science fiction and fantasy books
D Adventure and science fiction books

1 What day will the flea market be on?
A Thursday
B Friday
C Saturday
D Sunday

1 Smooth & Silky is the brand of a

A soap
B shampoo
C toothpaste
D shower gel

1 The word to discuss means to

A gossip on
B talk about
C chit-chat about
D have a lecture on

1 The word isolated rain in the weather

forecast means
A there is no rain at all
B it will be raining in many areas
C it will be raining all over the states

D there will be rain in certain places
Section B

Questions 11 – 18 are based on the following text.

Most people know about the harmful effects of smoking. Smoking _______________
(11) lung cancer, strokes and heart attacks. Smoking is addictive. Smokers will live a short
life _______________ (12) are in worse health than non-smokers. The damage begins with
_______________ (13) first cigarette puffed.
Smokers usually find it difficult to _______________ (14) up smoking because
nicotine in cigarettes _______________ (15) highly addictive. It is in fact a drug. Once
people get hooked on it, _______________ (16) become not only psychologically but also
physically dependent. The need for cigarettes _______________ (17) sometimes for months
or even _______________ (18) the person has stopped smoking. After the person has
successfully give up smoking, often a few puffs are all it takes to get hooked all over again.

11A C the
12Acause D some
B causes
C caused
D causing
11Aor B put
B but C take
C so D give
D and
11Aa B are
B an C was

D were C continued
D continuing
B we
C they 11Aafter
D them B while
C before
D during

B continues
Section C

Questions 19 – 21 Read the conversation below and choose the best meaning for the
phrases underlined.

A doctor is giving advice to a patient.

Doctor : Christina, you need to give up (19) smoking. It’s very bad for your health.
Christina : I know, but I feel sleepy if I don’t smoke. I’ll try to cut down (20) the
number of cigarettes per day.
Doctor : You also have to lose some weight. Why don’t you take up (21) jogging or
Christina : I’ve been thinking about it, but I haven’t found the time to do so.
Doctor : Well, you’d better start now. Better late than never.
Christina : All right, I will.

1 9
2 10
3 11
4 12
5 13
6 14
7 15
8 16

17 B avoid
18 C reduce
19 D regulate
20 give up
A stop 1 take up
B leave A start
C remove B study
D surrender C register for
D continue doing
1 cut down
A cease

Questions 22 – 24 Read the conversation below and choose the best meaning for the
phrases underlined.

Meng Fong bumps into Rajashekar in the school corridor.

Meng Fong : Hi, Raj. I called your house yesterday but your mother said that you were
out. Where were you? Not out to paint the town red (22), I hope?
Rajashekar : I wish I had the time to do that. My uncle and his family wanted to paint
the house. So they asked me to lend a hand (23) in painting the house.
When I got back, I called you but your maid said that you had gone out.
Meng Fong : Yes. It was late when I arrived home, so I couldn’t return your call. My
father took the whole family out to dinner. He had a raise this month. The
boss gave him a pat on the back (24) for a job well-done.
Rajashekar : Wow! That’s great. So why did you call me?
Meng Fong : I wanted to know if you’re interested in joining the Chess Club.

1 paint the town red C go to many places and enjoy

A spray red paint all over the town yourself
B paint the signboards in the town D use the red paint to write on the
red walls of buildings

D recommended him
1 lend a hand
A help
B supervise
C give advice
D carry things

1 gave him a pat on the back

A praised him
B relocated him
C promoted him
Section D

Questions 25 – 28 are based on the following text.

1 The word beverages means B Fizzy drinks
A food C Bottled water
B juice D Milky beverages
C drinks 1 According to the poster, if you’re
D sweets hungry it is better to eat
A burgers
1 During a journey, what can cause B cereal bars
upset stomachs in children? C French fries
A Fruit juice D cream biscuits

C you should not eat sweets and
D it is good to take along plenty of
1 From the poster, we know that
while travelling
A you should eat only fruits
B it is better to eat mint sweets
Questions 29 – 34 are based on the following passage.

1 Why did the king place the huge A He knew that the King was
pillar in the middle of the road? watching from the forest.
A He wished to find a kind-hearted B He wanted to get the bag of gold
man in his kingdom. coins from the hole.
B He wanted to make it hard for C He wanted to help the other people
people to use the road. who used the road.
C He knew that someone would D He could not walk down the road
move the pillar. with his sacks of grain.
D He wanted to test the people in his
kingdom. 1 The king’s actions tell us that he
1 Why did the king hide in the A wise
forest? B cruel
A He wanted to see what the people C humble
would do. D cunning
B He wanted to see if anyone fell
over the pillar. 1 How do you think the farmer felt
C He was waiting for a poor farmer when he heard the soldier’s words?
with a sack of grain. A Pleased
D He was waiting for the men on B Cheated
horseback and in chariots. C Satisfied
D Unhappy
1 When the men on horseback and in
chariots saw the pillar, they
probably felt
A sad
B angry
C anxious
D worried

1 Why did the farmer push the pillar

off the road?

Section E

Questions 35 – 37 are based on the following poem.

Lake Isle of Innisfree

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,

And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made.
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day

I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.

1 How did the poet feel life was like

in Innisfree? 1 From the poem, we know that
A Fun Innisfree is
B Peaceful A a city
C Exciting B a pond
D Crowded C a beach

D an island C He has a house and some land
1 Why do you think the poet wants to D He likes the peaceful atmosphere
live in Innisfree? there.
A He was born in Innisfree.
B He has lived there all his life.
Questions 38 – 40 are based in the extract from the short story The Pencil.

After recess, Mr. Jamal returned to the classroom. His pupil saw him coming and quicklu
scrambled to their desks. They sat there quietly, their noisy chatter turned to silence.
He stopped in front of the door, glanced over the classroom, and then slowly entered.
His heavy footsteps attracted the children’s attention. From the corners of their eyes, they
stared at his shiny, black shoes with a curiosity that could not be satisfied.
“Stand up,” the class monitor called out and everyone stood up. Some of the pupils
were leaning to one side, others were doubled over, some were standing on one foot, while
still others were half-sitting and half standing. One pupil continued munching on the piece of
cake he had stuffed into his mouth.
“Good morning, sir!” The classroom echoed with the voiced of the thirty-five pupils.
“Good morning! Now sit down and take out your geography books.” The narrow
classroom was steaming hot and the overcrowded conditions made it even worse. Already a
variety of odours was noticeable.

2 What did the pupils think of Mr.
A They 1 The
liked him. words
B They overcrow
respected ded
him. condition
C They s suggests
were that
terrified A the
of him. classroom
D They was too
were large for
friends the pupils
with him. B the
variety of
1 From the odours
extract, made the
we can classroom
conclude crowded
that Mr. C the pupils
Jamal was from
probably other
a classes
________ were also
__ in the
teacher. classroom
A strict D the
B gentle classroom
C kind- was too
hearted small for
D hard- the
working number of