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INFORMATION TRANSFER SET 1

A.

Read the following book review and complete the table that follows.

The book, The Life of Mahatma Gandhi is written by Louis Fischer and has been hailed as the
best biography of Gandhi. It narrates the life of Gandhi who led the fight for Indias independence
from British rule and the many issues that led to his assassination by a Hindu fanatic a few
months after freedom was won.
The biography shows Gandhi as a great human being a leader who was gentle,
conscientious and honest. He stood for righteousness. Gandhi gave up all his desires and
sacrificed his life for the sake of the country. He went through many fasts, demonstrated against
colonial powers in a peaceful manner and went to jail so that his country could be free.
Reading the book, reminds me of what Enstein said of Gandhi. Generations to come will
scarce believe that such a person ever walked in flash and blood upon this earth.
It is a real pleasure to read about Gandhi. This book is very relevant in todays world of
corruption and greed. It is a must-read for those interested in reading biographies.
Reviewed by Karen Grant
Questions 1-10
Using the information from the book review, write short answers in the spaces provided.
Title:

1 ______________________________________________________

Author:

2 ______________________________________________________

Type of book:

3 ______________________________________________________

Gandhis life:

He fought agains the 4 _____________________________________


He was killed by a 5 _______________________________________
Qualities of Gandhi: 6 ______________________________________
7 ______________________________________________________

Gandhi sacrifice his life so that his country could be 8 _____________________________


________________________________________________________________________
Einstein said that people will not believe that someone like Gandhi ever lived on 9 ______
________________________________________________________________________
Reviewers opinion of the book:
10 _____________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

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B.

Read the following information and answer the questions that follow.

Introduction
Many famous writers worked in different fields before venturing into writing, and had numerous
unsuccessful attempts before the made it in the world.
Robert Ludlum
Robert Ludlum started his life as an actor. As a teenager, he left home to take part in a play by
the age of sixteen, landed his first Broadway role. Over the next two decades, Ludlum appeared
in some 200 television roles and in the late sixties, he turned his creative energies to writing
books. His first novel The Scarlatti Inheritance was an immediate hit. He followed it up with a
new blockbuster every year thereafter. Ludlum wrote over two dozen books, mainly dealing with
strong tighly-plotted action-packed thrillers that were received well internationally. He and his
actress wife, Mary had successful theatrical careers too.
Henning Mankell
Henning Mankell was taught to read and write by his father who was a judge and his
grandmother. At sixteen, he left school to join the merchant navy and returned to work as a
stagehand and wrote plays. He has been an actor, theatre director and manager. His first novel
The Stone Blaster was published in 1972 when he was twenty-four. He writes crime novels and
childrens books. Mankell is married to Eva Bergman, and they both live off and on in various
destinations throughout the world.
Read more about the colourful lives of famous writer. You will be truly inspired.
Questions 1-6
Based on the information given, complete the table below.
Categories
At age 16

Differences

Name of first book

Name of wife

Robert Ludlum

Henning Mankell

1 ____________________

2 ____________________

_____________________

_____________________

3 ____________________

4 ____________________

_____________________

_____________________

5 ____________________

6 ____________________

_____________________

_____________________

Questions 7-10
Complete the sentences below based on the information given.
7

At first Ludlum worked as an _______________________________________________.

Ludlum wrote books that were received well by fans ____________________________.

Mankell took on many roles in life as an actor, director and _______________________.

10

Besides crime novels, Mankell also wrote ____________________________________.

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C.

Read the following information and answer the questions that follow.
Handy Helpers

To prepare for any eventuality in the home, here are some must-haves to keep near.

Esco-3-ply Masks

DISPOSABLE GLOVES

These masks can be used


to protect your nose and
mouth
when
you
are
cleaning dusty or dirty areas
in your house. Use them to
avoid catching the SARS
and H1N1 bug.

Disposable gloves are helpful for sorting out


plastics from paper and removing food residue
stuck in your sink. You can even use them to
keep hands from getting strained when you dye
your hair.
(Price: RM4.20 [100 pieces]

Price: RM2.40 [3 pieces]

Seven-Day Pill Organiser


Sterile
Plastic
Plasters

Each compartment of this handy


pill organizer holds up to 10
tablets and helps you keep track
of your medication for the entire
week. Also comes in white.
Price: RM6.90

These waterresistant
plasters have
a highly
absorbent nonstick pad to
protect your
wounds. They
are medicated
to heal the
wounds faster.

ZIPPY KIDS HAND


SANITISER
Children may not like to
wash their hands but
with the help of Goofy
and this zesty smelling
hand sanitiser, they can
still keep their hands
clean and germ-free.
This sanitiser has an
orange fragrance.
Price: RM2.70 for 50ml

Price: RM1.40
[10 pieces]

Panitia Bahasa Inggeris, SMK Sultan Ismail, Johor Bahru

Questions 1-5
Using the information given, write the name of the most appropriate handy helper in the boxes
below.
No
.
1

Description

Name of Handy Helper

Alices children always dirty


their hands while playing.

Aznils mother often forgets to


take her medicenes.

Sara cleans her house but is


allergic to dust.

Mary Pin wants to colour her


hair.

Andy had a fall and has cuts


on his knees.

Questions 6-10
Complete the sentences below using the information given.
6

The disposable gloves are useful for anyone having to do _________________________.

We should use the 3 ply masks to avoid _______________________________________.

Using the pill organiser helps to keep track of our medication for ___________________.

The plasters help wounds to heal faster as they are _____________________________.

10

Zippy Kids Hand Sanitiser will have an orange ________________________________.

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