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SEKOLAH MENENGAH JK CHUNG LING BUTTERWORTH

YEAR END EXAMINATION 2013

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER 1


FORM ONE
1 HOUR

DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOKLET UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO.


Instructions:
1. This booklet consists of 40 objective questions.
2. Answer ALL the questions using the answer sheet provided.

This paper consists of 11 printed pages including the cover page.


Prepared by

: Mdm. Lim Bee Hui

Checked by

: Mdm. Saraswathi

SECTION A
Questions 1 10 are based on the information given.

EARLY BIRDS GET A


25 % DISCOUNT!
SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING
FOR?
ENROL NOW!!!

1. The labels are stuck on the box to


A
B
C
D

3.

A
B
C
D

A
B
C
D

show that the content is made of glass


indicate that the content is breakable
warn that the box is delicate and breakable
remind those carrying the box to put down
the box immediately

2. When a motorist sees this road sign at the


road conjunction he should not

4.

park his car here


make a U-turn here
turn at this point of the road
use this part of the road to get to the
other side

The advertisement tells us

These tools are used by a

A
B
C
D

you can enrol anytime


only birds get a discount
those that enrol early pay less
you can enrol in the morning

plumber
cobbler
butcher
hairdresser

5. The word edible in the label means


A
B
C
D

7.

used
expired
poisonous
fit to be eaten

A
B
C
D

6. According to the headline, the police caught


the thief
A
B
C
D

This movie will appeal to those who


like

8.

romances
horror movies
detective movies
courtroom dramas

This book is about


A
B
C
D

as he left the shop


while he was at the shop
at the entrance of the shop
when he was going to the shop

taking care of exotic pets


choosing the pet we want
buying the cats and dogs
feeding the pets at home

9. The poster tells us to

A
B
C
D

10.

save electricity when in the room


turn off lights when in the room
leave the room to save electricity
save electricity by turning off the lights
when not in the room

The man is saying that the


building has to be
A
B
C
D

shifted
painted
renovated
pulled down

SECTION B
Questions 11 20 are based on the following conversation.

Peter: Besides common drugs such as heroin, young people are now turning to pills
like

Ecstasy.

The

drug

problem

has

become

very

serious,

___________________ (11) it?


Grace : Indeed. ___________________ (12) do you think is the worse of the two
kinds of drugs?
Peter: Both are equally bad. _____________________ (13) you imagine the damage
drugs do to your body?

Grace : Theyre like slow killers, __________________________ (14) they? When


_________________ (15) addicts realise that?
Peter: Probably never. ________________ (16) you ever seen addicts injecting
themselves with heroin?
Grace : Only __________________ (17) movies. They think of nothing else but their
drugs, don't they?
Peter: Right. ________________ (18) is to be blamed for this state of affairs? Some
people say the drug pushers _____________________ (19) be responsible.
Grace : I would say, parents. They should be the ones educating ____________ (20)
children on the dangers of drugs.

11.

A isnt
B hasnt

C is
D has

12.

A Which
B How

C What
D Why

13.

A Is
B Are

C Can
D Have

14.

A were
B dont

C arent
D havent

15.

A shall
B should

C will
D could

16.

A Do
B Have

C Are
D Were

17.

A at
B in

C on
D under

18.

A Whose
B Which

C What
D Who

19.

A too
B should

C have
D could

20.

A his
B her

C our
D their

SECTION C
Questions 21 - 23
Read the conversation below and choose the best meaning for the phrases underlined.

Norman:

What happened? Youre late and I was worried.

Derek:

I am sorry, Norman. I was held up (21) by the massive road blocks.


The usual road that I take was closed due to the national day
rehearsals.

Norman:

You know we need to present in fifteen minutes.

Derek:

Dont worry. I will not walk out (22). We will do it together.

Norman:

I know I can count on (23) you!

21.

held up
A
B
C
D

22.

walk out
A
B
C
D

23.

jailed
closed
delayed
surprised

leave
disturb
escape
transfer

count on
A
B
C
D

refer
depend
defend
support

Questions 24 - 26
Read the newspaper report below and choose the best meaning for the phrases
underlined.

SANDAKAN, Fri: School boy Ahamd got a pleasant surprise after heeding a warning
about the dangers of swimming in the sea.

The thirteen-year-old played it safe (24) boy strolling near the beachfront. As
the sea was out of bounds (25) to Ahmad, he decided to search for sea snails by the
waters edge. Instead, he discovered a 10kg ikan tenggiri trapped behind some rocks
near the sandy beach. He was over the moon (26) with his discovery and could not
wait to take it home to his family.

24.

played it safe
A
B

25.

calm
casual

clever
cautious

C
D

permitted
prohibited

C
D

energized
enchanted

out of bounds
A loss
B limited

26.

C
D

over the moon


A
B

eager
excited

SECTION D
Question 27 32 are based on the following advertisement.

Celebrate World Book Day


at Ladybird Bookstore
Mark the Day with a Rose
In 1995, UNESCO declared the 23rd of April as the World Book Day.
In the Spanish region of Catalonia,
on 23rd April, a rose is given as a gift for each book received.
It is a symbolic date for world literature since on this date in the year 1616,
the famous writer and poet, William Shakespeare, passed away.
Purchase a book on this date and you will get a lovely red rose from our
store.
From 19 30 April 2013:
Buy one novel and get the second at 10% discount
Buy an exam revision book at 25% discount
Students get a 20% discount on any stationery items
Visit us now and check out our range of quality books and other products.

27.

Why is the bookstore having a promotion?


A It is trying to clear its old stock
B It is encouraging people to read
C It is celebrating World Book Day
D It is giving away red roses to bookworms

28.

A customer who buys a novel from this shop on April 20th, 2013 will get
A a stalk of red rose
B a complimentary book
C cheaper stationery items
D 10% discount off another novel

29.

Why is the bookstore giving red roses to its customers on World Book Day?
A Because book lovers like roses
B Because it managed to get a cheap supply roses
C Because it is practice by book lovers all over the world
D Because it is a tradition related to the date for world literature

30.

We know from the advertisement that William Shakespeare died on


A 19th April 1616
B 23rd April 1616
C 23rd April 1995
D 30th April 2013

31.

Which of the following statements is true?


A Desmond gets a lovely red rose when he buys a pen.
B Grace buys an exam revision book at 25% discount.
C Yin Xiang who is a student will get 25% discount if he buys a novel.
D Christopher gets 20% discounts if he buys two novels at the same time.

32.

The price of stationery items will be cheaper by 20% for the following
customers except
A undergraduates
B college students
C primary schoolboys
D parents of school-going children

Questions 33 40 are based on the following article.


Being a parent is very challenging. This is because nowadays, some
children have learning disabilities. They have difficulty reading and
understanding what is required of them. As a result, many do badly in their
school examinations. Worst of all, some teachers label the students as stupid.
There are children with dyslexia. They find it hard to look at a page of
words. They see them as distorted shapes and symbols or even as moving
objects. There are others who become too overwhelmed by the words in a
page!
Another common learning disability is dyscalculia. It is actually
difficulties with mathematics in counting, recognizing arithmetic symbols,
aligning numbers during addition, multiplication and competency in addition,
subtraction, multiplication and division. These children normally have slow
mental processing speed.
Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing which requires a
complex set of motor and information processing skills. It can lead to problems
with spelling, poor handwriting and putting thoughts on paper.
Parents must be aware that the environment plays an important part in
inculcating the learning abilities of a child. Poor teaching methods, harsh
childcare, loneliness, the sense of not belonging to the school, a non-conducive
home environment, lack of encouragement and unrealistic parental
expectations can cause a child to face difficulties in learning.

33.

A child suffering from dyslexia has


A
B
C
D

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mental problems
speech problems
reading problems
hearing problems

A child having difficulties with mathematics could be suffering from


A
B
C
D

dyslexia
dysphoria
dyspraxia
dyscalculia

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35.

Children with slow mental processing speed


A
B
C
D

36.

The following aspects can cause a child to face difficulties in learning except
A
B
C
D

37.

happy
severe
solemn
dignified

Children with dysgraphia might have trouble


A
B
C
D

40.

they are born abnormal


they are slow in their work
they have difficulty reading
they are mentally handicapped

The word harsh can best be replaced with


A
B
C
D

39.

poor teaching methods


lack of encouragement
conducive home environment
high expectations from parents

Some children are branded as stupid by their teachers because


A
B
C
D

38.

cannot talk properly


have problems with writing
is unable to recognize letters
have problems with multiplication

brushing teeth
drawing a picture
planning and completing fine motor tasks
organizing letters, numbers and words on a line or page

The phrase inculcating the learning abilities means


A instilling the learning abilities
B enjoying the learning abilities
C measuring the learning abilities
D improving the learning abilities

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