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ELSA / 3

Bahasa Inggeris
Kertas 1
Masa 30 Minit

Name : .............................................................................
Form : ........................

SEK MEN KEB PALOH


PENTAKSIRAN PERTENGAHAN TAHUN 2014
TINGKATAN TIGA

BAHASA INGGERIS
Kertas 1
READING AND WRITING
Dua Jam

JANGAN BUKA KERTAS SOALAN INI SEHINGGA


DIBERITAHU

Maklumat untuk calon


1. Kertas soalan ini mengandungi dua bahagian:
Bahagian A, dan Bahagian B.
2. Jawab semua bahagian.
Information for candidates
1. This question paper consists of two sections:
Section A, and Section B.
2. Answer all questions.

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ELSA/3 2014 Panitia Bahasa Inggeris SMK Paloh

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SECTION A
[ 20 marks ]
[ Time suggested :15 minutes ]

Question 1 10 are based on the text. The first and last lines are correct. For the remaining
lines, there is one grammatical error in each line.
Underline the error and write the correct word in the space provided. An example has been
given. The correct word must not change the meaning of the sentence. There are no spelling
errors in this text.

When I sit back but recall my first-day experience in


a secondary school, I often laugh at myself. I
reached school early that day but was excited to see
new faces. Many parents accompanied their children
whom looked smart in their new uniforms. I was
looked forward to seeing my former classmates but
I did not see any of them. All Form One student were
told to go to the hall right away. Later, all the form
teachers took the students to his respective
classrooms. The teacher started to call at our names.
When I did not hear my name, I quick approached
her. She went over the list again and informed me
that my name was not above it. That puzzled me
since I was sure that I had registered my name. I
was then told to checked with the office. I finally
located the office and meet the school clerk. Only
then I realise that in my excitement, I had gone
to the wrong school!

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3. ______________
4. ______________
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7. ______________
8. ______________
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10._____________

[ 20 marks ]
SECTION B
[ 15 marks ]
[ Time suggested :25 minutes ]
Questions 21 27
Read the passage. Then answer the questions below.

The worst days of any summer are the rainy ones. We spend all year looking
forward to nice weather and long, hot days. All of winter, with its dreary gray days
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and bitter cold, we dream of those endless


days at the beach, laying on the sand and
soaking in the bright and burning sun. And
then, summer comes, and it rains.
As a child, I would wake up to rainy
summer days and come close to crying. It
wasnt fair. We suffered through months of
school and miserable weather for those scant
ten weeks of freedom and balmy weather. Any
day that I could not spend at the beach or playing ball with my friends seemed like
a punishment for something I didnt even do.
On those rainy summer days, I had nothing fun to do and could only sit
inside, staring out at the rain like a Dickensian orphan. I was an only child, so there
was no one else to play with. My father worked from home, so I was not truly
alone, but he could not actively play with me since he was technically at work. It
was those days that I would resign myself to whatever was on television or any
books that I could find lying around. Id crawl through the day and pray each night
that the rain would not be there the next day. As an adult, though, my opinion of
summer rain has changed.
When you have to work every day, summer is not as eagerly anticipated.
Mostly, the days run together, bleeding into each other so that they no longer seem
like separate entities and instead feel like continuations of the same long day.
Everything seems monotonous and dull, and listlessness kicks in. Such a mindset
makes you cheer for anything new or different. I spend the winter dreaming of
summer and the summer dreaming of winter. When summer comes, I complain
about how hot it is. And then I look forward to the rain, because the rain brings
with it a cold front, which offers a reprieve admittedly one that is all too short
from the torture of 100 and humid days. Rainy days are still the worst days of
the summer, but summer rain today means positively beautiful and considerably
cooler weather tomorrow.
Question 11-15: Based on the passage, state the following statements TRUE or FALSE
11. He or she was often bored on summer days.

________________ [1 mark]

12. He or she preferred cooler weather.

_________________[1 mark]

13. He or she liked staying indoors.

_________________[1 mark]

14. He or she had no siblings.

_________________[1 mark]
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15. He or she disliked the rainy summer days.

_________________[1 mark]

16. State one activity we can do during summer days.

_________________[1 mark]

17. We can go to the beach for ___________________ during school holidays. [1 mark]
18. Fill in the table with an appropriate word from the passage. [2 marks]
Meaning
a)penalty for wrongdoing
b)expected

Word

19. Why do you think that people really dislike the rainy summer day? [1 mark]

Dear Samaira,

______________________________________________________________________________

Nice hearing from you after such a long time. How are you and everyone
20. In about
words,
about
the activities
thatIyou
planned
to do during
at home?
Well50and
inwrite
good
health,
I hope.
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fine too
except
that Isummer
am busy
days. (minimum
three activities)
preparing
for Deepavali
which is just around the corner.
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By the way, I know that your end-of-year examination is coming soon and

you ______________________________________________________________________________
must be very busy preparing for it. I remember you asking me over the
phone a fortnight ago for tips on how to prepare for the examination.
______________________________________________________________________________

I am really no expert but I believe these tips should be helpful. To begin


with, look after your health. Remember to eat a balanced meal and avoid junk
food______________________________________________________________________________
altogether. Also, drink plenty of water and get sufficient sleep. This means
that you should not study at eleventh hour as studying at the last minute would
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not help you. Learn to pace your revision with regular rest periods.
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Next, form a study group with friends you can work with. By doing this,
you ______________________________________________________________________________
can learn to help each other overcome your weaknesses. This could be
done through the sharing of notes, exchange of ideas and discussions.
______________________________________________________________________________

In class, make sure you take down short notes. This will help you
obtain
[10 marks]
the necessary information that is essential for revision. Become a member of
SECTION
C
the state library. Not only you can borrow
books
without buying them, you can
[
15
marks
]
also enjoy the advantage of a conducive study environment.
[ Time suggested :25 minutes ]

Last but not least, avoid online chatting and gaming. Give up your habit iof

Questions
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based on a letter
from Sheela
to Samaira.
spending
hours
onare
Facebook.
Instead
you should
concentrate on your studies

from now if you want to succeed.


I hope the advice would be useful. Take care and do call me if you need
any help.
4
Your cousin,
Sheela

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Questions 21 24 : Read the letter carefully and answer the questions below.
21

When did Sheela and Samaira last talk to each other?


________________________________________________________________ [1 mark]

22

Why did Samaira call Sheila?


________________________________________________________________ [1 mark]
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How can a study group help Samaira?
________________________________________________________________ [1 mark]

24

According to the letter, what should Samaira do if she needs further advice?
________________________________________________________________ [1 mark]

Questions 25 : Fill in the table with appropriate words/phrases from the letter.
Meaning
Word
a) Soon
b) Two weeks
c) Refrain from
[3 marks]
Questions 26 : Fill in the table below on what Samaira should and should not do during her
preparation for the examination.
Dos
Donts
a) Look after her health
b) ______________________________

a) _____________________________
b) Study at eleventh hour

c) Group study

c) _____________________________

d) ______________________________

d) Eat junk food

e) Eat proper meals


f)

______________________________
[5marks]

27

State 3 other suggestions to help your friend prepare for an examination.


i.
_________________________________________________________ [1 mark]
ii

_________________________________________________________ [1 mark]

iii

_________________________________________________________ [1 mark]
SECTION D
[45 marks]
[Time suggested : 55 minutes]

Question 28
Part 1 Shorter writing task
You should spend 20 minutes on this question.

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Dear students,

20 May 2014

Please be informed that the English Language extra class scheduled for
Friday, 23 May 2014 has been postponed to Monday, 26 May.
Thank you.
Pn Rosni

You are unable to attend the extra class on Monday 26 May 2014. In about 100 words,
write a message to your teacher. Use the notes below to help you.

apologise you cantt go


give reasons
tell your teacher what you will do about the lesson you missed

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From,
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[15 marks]
Question 29 : Part II Longer writing task.
You should spend 35 minutes on this question.
The picture below shows an incident of a snatch theft you witnessed while going for a walk.
Based on the picture given, write a recount of the incident.

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In your recount :

give details of the incident


suggest ways to prevent snatch theft
make sure your recount is between 150 to 200 words

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[ 30 marks ]

END OF QUESTION PAPER


Prepared by;

Checked by;

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En Luqman Al-Hakim Arba

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Madam Kamala Dewi A/p Perianan
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Madam Zanawati Bujor

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