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SECTION A
(10 MARKS)
1. The burden ___________ proof is on Hamzah to prove that he was not
cheating ___________ his friends.
A. in, on.
B. of, on
C. on, of
D. on, in
. The !ing and his consort arrived at the schoo" gate e#act"$ ___________
time.
A. of
B. in
C. on
D. at
%. &'our assignment wi"" be downgraded if $ou hand in $our wor( ________
the submission dead"ine) the teacher warned her students.
A. during
B. on
C. after
D. in
*. +t is never too "ate ________ turn over a new "eaf and see( forgiveness from
the person we had wronged.
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A. to
B. after
C. at
D. of
,. The b$standers cou"d on"$ watch as the in-ured man groan in pain
________ no one (new how to administer first aid.
A. for
B. when
C. if
D. after
.. ________ being reminded of the swimming poo" ru"es, some swimmers
chose to f"out them open"$.
A. Despite
B. /ven
C. Before
D. Then
0. +n con-unction with the teachers1 da$ ce"ebration, both the teachers
________ students are putting up a modern da$ version of the p"a$,
Cindere""a.
A. with
B. or
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C. and
D. because
2. 3he was repeated"$ "ate for the practice sessions, ________ her coach
decided to give her a strong"$ worded reprimand for her to be punctua" or to
be dropped from the team to p"a$ a friend"$ match in To($o.
A. conse4uent"$
B. whi"e
C. despite
D. but
5. & ____________ & e#c"aimed the principa" when he heard that more than
thirt$ students scored straight As for their recent e#amination.
A. The$ did it6
B. The$ fai"ed it6
C. The$ en-o$ed it6
D. The$ bought it6
17. & ____________ & the commentator remar(ed with disbe"ief as the centre
forward missed his target from ten metres.
A. 'es, what a miss6
B. 8ow, what a miss6
C. 9h, what a miss6
D. :ood, what a miss6
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SECTION B
(10 MARKS)
1. ;ead the fo""owing passage and answer the 4uestions that fo""ow.
1 The giant panda is a medium<sized b"ac(<and<white bear that "ives on"$ in
the mountainous temperate forests of southwest China. :iant pandas eat a
diet of bamboo. The giant panda is one of the most endangered anima"s on
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:iant pandas "ive in a few iso"ated mountain ranges in the provinces of
3ichuan, 3haan#i, and :ansu in south<centra" China. The$ "ive in broad"eaf
and coniferous forests with a dense understor$ of bamboo, at e"evations
between 1,,77 m and %,777 m. The giant panda has "ived in bamboo forests
for severa" mi""ion $ears. +t is a high"$ specia"ized anima", with uni4ue
adaptations.
Bamboo is the giant panda=s favorite food. Adu"t giant pandas wi"" spend 17
to 1. hours a da$ finding and eating bamboo. The$ eat different parts of the
p"ant depending on the time of $ear. A giant panda1s digestive s$stem is more
simi"ar to that of a carnivore than an herbivore. Because bamboo does not
provide much nutrition, a panda needs to eat a "arge amount of food. +t ma$
eat up to 7 (g of bamboo each da$ to get a"" the nutrients it needs.
A mother panda ta(es gent"e care of her tin$ cub. +n the wi"d, cubs sta$ with
their mothers unti" the$ are two to three $ears o"d. >ema"e giant pandas can
become pregnant on"$ once a $ear in the spring. Bar(ing ca""s and scents draw
ma"es and fema"es to each other. >ema"es give birth between 5, and 1.7 da$s
after mating. >ema"es ma$ give birth to two $oung pandas, but usua""$ on"$
one survives.
:iant pandas are tin$ and he"p"ess when the$ are born. After one wee(,
dar( patches begin to appear near the e$es and ears. Then the s(in on their
"egs and bac(s begins to dar(en. 3oon, b"ac( hair wi"" grow in these areas and
white hair ever$where e"se. Bab$ pandas1 e$es open when the$ are about one
month o"d. The$ begin to craw" when the$ are three to four months o"d. :iant
pandas are cubs unti" the$ are about two $ears o"d. ?i(e a"" bears, the$ start to
e#p"ore the wor"d outside the den once the$ are strong enough to fo""ow their
mother1s "ead. :iant panda mothers spend most of the time "oo(ing for
bamboo shoots, stems, and tender "eaves.
'oung giant pandas use this time to "earn about the forest and to c"imb
trees. Cubs "ove to c"imb, and the$ 4uic("$ become ver$ s(i""ed. The$ have
sharp, strong c"aws on both their front and bac( feet. Cubs ma$ sta$ with their
mothers for up to three $ears before stri(ing out on their own.
An adu"t giant panda spends much of its da$ resting, see(ing food, and
eating. @n"i(e other bears from temperate c"imates, giant pandas do not
hibernate. @nti" recent"$, scientists thought giant pandas spent most of their
"ives a"one. The$ be"ieved that ma"es and fema"es met on"$ during the
breeding season.
:iant pandas are a"so born in captivit$. Captive breeding centers were
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started because giant pandas are so endangered. The giant pandas1 natura""$
s"ow breeding rate prevents a popu"ation from recovering 4uic("$ from i""ega"
hunting, habitat "oss, and other human<re"ated causes of death. The captive
breeding centers provide a protected p"ace for giant pandas to breed and for
bab$ pandas to grow up. 9ne of the most famous centers for breeding bab$
pandas is the 8o"ong Aature ;eserve in China.
8hen pandas are born in captivit$, the$ often have twins. Banda mothers
wi"" on"$ care for one bab$ at a time. This means the (eepers at the breeding
center have to he"p care for the babies and (eep them hea"th$. The$ feed the
babies mi"( and (eep them warm in incubators. The mother panda sti"" gets to
ta(e care of both babies, but she cares for them one at a time. +n captivit$,
$oung giant pandas remain together and have a chance to p"a$. +n the wi"d, it
wou"d be ver$ rare for a $oung giant panda to meet another cub. This is
because mother pandas "ive a"one rather than in groups with other pandas.
8hen panda cubs p"a$, the$ appear to have "ots of fun.
The most damaging resu"t of deve"opment has been that it has divided the
panda1s habitat into "itt"e is"ands of forest. Toda$, man$ pandas are iso"ated in
these sma"" sections of forest, because the$ wi"" cross into areas where
humans "ive. The resu"t is that the giant pandas cannot connect with one
another to mate and have babies.
Beop"e are tr$ing to he"p the giant panda survive b$ creating protected
areas and breeding centers. The 8o"ong Aature ;eserve is one of the most
famous. The protected temperate forest of 8o"ong Aature ;eserve is a critica"
habitat for the surviva" of the endangered giant panda. The giant panda is an
umbre""a species. Brotecting the panda protects the habitat for man$ other wi"d
p"ants and anima"s that are critica" to the biodiversit$ of the forest.
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a. Describe wa$s which draw ma"e and fema"e pandas to each other.
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b. 8h$ do fema"e pandas ma(e good mothersE Brovide two e#amp"es from
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c. 8h$ is it difficu"t for a $oung panda to meet another cubE
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d. 8hat does &The$) in "ine %5 refer toE
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e. /#p"ain wh$ the giant pandas are referred to as &the most endangered
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SECTION C
(30 MARKS)
8rite a composition on one of the fo""owing topicsC
1. 'our friend, 3arah, who is stud$ing in another state, has written to $ou te""ing
about her weight prob"em. 3he is ver$ worried as she has gained a "ot of weight
and this is affecting her se"f esteem, her socia" "ife and her studies.
As a concerned friend, write a "etter to 3ara giving her advice on wh$ she must
reduce her weight and how she cou"d do so.
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. 'ou have -ust read some news about the rise in road accident cases and fee" that
something must be done to overcome this prob"em. 8rite a "etter to the editor in
a "oca" newspaper about the issue and state $our views on how to overcome this
prob"em.
%. The increasing number of $ouths responsib"e for negative activities is a"arming.
3ome peop"e fee" that teenagers are easi"$ inf"uenced b$ their peers. 9thers fee"
that teenagers nowada$s are given too much freedom. 8hat do $ou thin(E
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