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SMJK KEAT HWA

PEPERIKSAAN PERTENGAHAN TAHUN


MAY 2014
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
FORM 1
NAME:_____________________________________

(2 hours)
CLASS:______________

Section A
( 20 marks)
( Time suggested : 15 minutes)
Questions 1-10 are based on the text. The errors have been underlined. Write the correct word
in the space provided. The correct word must not change the meaning of the sentence. There
are no spelling errors in this text.
Hello, my name am (0) Nicole. This (1) are my best friends, Aliza
and Murni. We went (2) to the same school. Aliza is in Class M. Murni and e.g (0. is)
I are in Class J.

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Aliza is tall and slim with short, straight hair. She likes to wearing (3)
a cap. She is the (4) active person. When she is excitement (5), she talks
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very fast.
Murni is the taller (6) of the three of us. Murni wears a tudung. She is 3.__________
shy and quiet. Aliza and I always try to make Murni laugh. When she starts
laughing, she finds it hard to stop. This makes Aliza and I laugh all the
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time.
I is (7) shorter than both my friends. My hair is long and curly. I am 5.__________
not as talkative as Aliza. I am also not as shy as Murni.

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We spend a lot of time together as we have the same hobby(8). Aliza
enjoys reading. So do Murni and I, We also like playing board games such
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as chess, and Scrabble. We are all memebers of our schools Chess Club.
Between (9) us, Murni is the best chess player. I usually win at scrabble.

8. __________

Our favourite school subject is English Language. Their(10) teacher


Puan Jasmin, is really fun. She lets us play word games to improve our 9. __________
vocabulary.

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( 20 marks)

Section B
( 20 marks)
( Time suggested : 25 minutes)
Questions 11-16 are based on the brochure about road safety.

Questions 11-15 are based on the brochure of road safety


11. What is the brochure about?
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12. Who are the road users who will benefit from reading this brochure?
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13. Why must the pedestrians wear brightly coloured clothing?
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14. What can be prevented if road users follow the instructions in this brochure?
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15. Whose responsibility is it to make the roads safe?
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16. Look at the chart below. Complete the rules with information from the reading text
( 10 marks)

Road Safety Dos and Donts


Pedestrians
*Use_______________________________________

*Use_________________________________

*Wear_____________________________ ________

*Look ________________________________

*Never ____________________________________
Bus Passengers
*Make Sure_________________________________

*Always__________________________

*Wait______________________________________

Cyclists
*Must____________________________________

*Must_________________________________

Section C
( 15 marks)
( Time suggested: 25 minutes)
Questions 17-25 are based on the passage below.

Trees all around the world are being depleted at very fast rate. The quick destruction of the
forests of the world is affecting the biodiversity adversely. The widespread deforestation brings
forth with it many negative impacts on the environment.
When forest areas are cleared, the soils exposure to the sun makes it very dry and infertile.
Replanting trees will not solve the problem because the soil does not have the essential nutrients
for trees to grow healthily.
Trees affect the climate, and therefore our weather, in a few ways. They help to regulate the
air and keep it cool. This is done through a process called transpiration. During transpiration,
trees draw out water from the soil through their roots. It then evaporates through the leaves ,
releasing water into the atmosphere to keep the air cool. When trees are cut down, less water
vapour is released into the atmosphere, causing the temperature to rise.
Tropical rainforests are very important. Scientists estimate that more than half of all the
worlds plant and animal species live in tropical rain forests. Due to deforestation, alarming
numbers of plant and animal species are lost each day.
Deforestation also causes soil erosion. When there is no trees or plants on the ground , the
soil is directly exposed to both water and wind erosion. Soil is washed into rivers when it rains
because there is no vegetation to hold it back. The structure of the soil is also weakened, which
leads to disasters such as landslides.
How do we stop or control deforestation then? One solution is to carefully manage our
forest resources to make sure that they do not disappear. The cutting down of trees should be
balanced by planting enough young trees to replace the ones that have been cut down. With
commitment from everybody, we may still be able to prevent our forests from disappearing
forever from our planet.

Questions17-20: Based on the passage, state whether the following statements are
TRUE of FALSE
17. During transpiration, water in the soil is absorbed by the trees roots

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18. Leaves release water vapour into the air in a process called transpiration ________( 1 mark)
19. Weakened soil may lead to landslide disaster

_________( 1 mark)

20. We cannot stop or control deforestation from happening

_________( 1 mark)

Question 21: Fill in the table with the appropriate words/ phrases from the passage
Meaning
a) cut down
b) pull out
c) increase

Word/Phrase

( 3 marks)
Questions 22-25 : Read the passage and answer the questions below

22. What is the passage about? ( 2marks)


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23 What happens when the soil is exposed to the sun? ( 2 marks)
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24. In which way do trees affect our climate and weather? ( 2 marks)
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25. What are the ways to stop or control deforestation? ( 2marks)
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Section D
( 45 marks)
( Time suggested: 55 minutes)
Question 26
Part 1- Shorter writing task
You should spend 20 minutes on this question
Based on the novel Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, In about 80 words, write about the moral
values that you have learnt in the novel. Give evidence from the novel to support your answer.
(15 marks)
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Question 27: Part 11- Longer writing task.
You should spend 35 minutes on this question.
Your school is holding an event in conjunction with the Environment Day. You have been asked
to write on Saving Our Environment to be published in your school magazine. Use the
picture and notes to help you. Make sure it is not less than 120 words. (30 marks)

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Prepared by,

Checked by,

Gokillavani Subramaniam,
May, 2014