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Name: .

Class :.

Section A
[20 marks]
You should spend 20 minutes on this question.
Question 1- 20 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 down 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.
Questions
Answer
Dear Julie,
Hi, how are you doing? How was your holiday? We are all fine here. Last
weekend, we go camping in the mountains. On Saturday, I went hiking and 1.went
my husband and two sons went fishing. They love fishing up the lake. 2. ____________
They stayed there for three hours and caught six big fish. We eated the fish 3. ____________
for dinner. Tonight, we will eat out. There is an small steak restaurant 4. ____________
about one kilometer down the road. Next that, we will see a movie. 5. ____________
Tomorrow, I will make a spaghetti dinner so today I will goes to the 6. ____________
market and sell two kilograms of tomatoes,500 grams of cheeses and one 7. ____________
package of pasta. These days, my family is very busy but everyone are 8. ____________
happy and healthy. I cant wait to see you. We both should plan for a 9. ____________
outing soon. I will stop here for now. Hope you can write from me about 10. ____________
your holiday experience.
Take care.
Mary
Section B
[38 marks]
You should spend 45 minutes on this section.
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A. Read the texts below and answer the following questions.

Sharing Our Gifts


Dania is a nurse. She works in a hospital. One of her hobbies in her spare time is to grow
and care for plants. Once a month, she teaches elderly people to grow and care for plants
at the local senior citizens center.
Joe works as an accountant. He loves football game. He spends his free time to coach a
school football team. They have practice three evenings a week, and Joe watches all the
games on Saturdays.
Sheila is retired and has twelve grandchildren. She loves to read. She is very good at
telling stories. Twice a week she volunteers for story hour at the library. She tells stories
and reads poems to young children.
Adam is an editor of a large-city newspaper. He loves to write stories. He entered many
writing contests and won several awards. Now, he goes to the high school in town--once
every two weeks-- to teach them skills to improve their writing.
Nancy is an artist. She has won many painting competitions. She loves to draw and paint
since she was young .Her paintings are also displayed during Art Exhibitions.. During her
free time, she gives free arts lessons to primary school children.
You have many gifts. What gifts will you give to the world?
Question 11-22
Complete the table with information from the text.
Name

Occupation

Hobby/Talent

Contribution

Dania

Nurse

Grow and care for plants 18.

Joe

11.

14.

Coach a school football team

Sheila

15.

19.

Adam

Retired and voluntary


job
12.

16.

Teaches school students ways to


improve writing skills

Nancy

13.

17.

20.
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21. Write down your response for the questions below.


i. What are your hobbies?
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--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ii. When did you start your hobby?


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------iii. Why did you choose this hobby?
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------iv. How much time do you spend on this hobby?
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22. Fill in the application form below to be a member of a swimming club.

i.

Name :

ii. Age :

iii. Class : iv. Sex :


v.
vi.

Telephone number :
Why you choose to join this club?
...

vii.

Do you know how to swim? Yes / No

viii.

If yes, rate your swimming skill Beginner / Moderate / Excellent

Marks :

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B. Read the article below and answer the following questions.


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Village Life, City Life

In reality, both city and country living has their own advantages and disadvantages. In
village you are close to nature, people and less noise and pollution. However, in city, people get
better education, entertainment, work and privacy. Here are the differences between city and
village life.
Friends and Neighbours - In villages most people know one another. They will know
when someone needs help, through neighbours. In city, people are often too busy. They
do not have enough time to say hi to neighbours, to help or to be close with them.
Shopping - In villages, there are few shops; the shops will be closed early. Yet, shop
owners will remember your name and help you to find the items you want to buy. In city,
mega malls are built; workers come and accept your payment for things you buy, without
talking with the customers.
1. Entertainment - Very few entertainments are in villages. You have to do activities such
as taking a walk, sitting on the porch enjoying the fresh air and chatting with family or
friend. Lots of entertainment can be found in cities, such as, movie theaters, parks and
restaurants.
2. Education - Children growing up in villages do not have much access to education.
Villages may not have enough children to create higher education institutions; these kids
must go to cities to continue their educations. Cities have colleges and universities.
Libraries and museums are available in cities.
3. Health and Safety- Cities have many hospitals and doctors. In a city, ambulances and
fire trucks may take only few minutes to arrive at the scene. In villages, getting to a
hospital in an emergency may take lot of time. In cities, when a crime happens, police
arrive on the scene in few minutes and use latest technology to solve the crime.
4. Privacy - In villages there is less privacy, as neighbors often know what is going on
each other's lives. In cities people live in apartments, terrace houses that are built for
more privacy. Windows and doors are locked when they are not at home.
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5. Work and Careers - Villages have smaller population than cities, so fewer jobs
available. Living in the city, there are thousands of job choices for all walks of life.

Question 23- 32
A. Identify and match the correct meaning for the words given below.

23. Entertainment -

25. Scene

24. Access

26. Population

The place where the incident happened


the total number of people in a place
Something performed to make people happy
D. the chance for getting something
Marks :

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B. Based on the passage you have read, identify and write (T) to the correct statement and (F) to
the incorrect statement given below.
27. There are many shops in the villages and they will be opened until late night.

28. Villagers go for a walk or chat with their family and friends during free time.

29. In cities got more opportunities for higher educations than in villages.

30. In villages people can get to the hospital in few minutes during emergency.

Marks :

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C. Answer the following question.


31. Which one is better, city or village life? Why?

Marks :

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32. This coming school holidays, you would like to invite your friend Tom Stephen to your
place. In about 50 words, write a postcard to your friend encouraging him to visit your
hometown. Give reasons why he should visit your town. You may use notes given below.
.

Peaceful- village environment- friendly neighbours- places to visit- nature- river and
waterfall-clean water - fresh air- fun activities- fishing- jungle trekking- delicious-home
cooked- food- fresh fruits and vegetables- out from- busy- city life- less stress- no pollution

Dear ___________________,
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________________________ To :
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________ Tom Stephen
______________________________________________________________________ PO Box 1329
______________________________________________________________________
Fortitude Valley
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________ Kensington VIC
3031
______________________________________________________________________ Marks
:
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______________________________________________________________________ Australia
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
From,
________________

Marks :

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Section C
[12 marks]
You should spend 20 minutes on this question.
Read the passage below and answer the following questions.

Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers
and groundwater), very often by human activities. Water pollution occurs when chemicals or
substances are discharged directly or indirectly into water.
The main cause of water pollution includes sewage and wastewater from industrial,
agricultural and domestic households waste. We often dump garbage into rivers and ocean.
Besides, pesticides used for farms be collected by rainwater runoff and carried into streams or
rivers. Marine dumping is also another cause of it. Water pollution can also be caused by oil
spills.
Water pollution brings serious effects to all living being. Water pollution can kill large
numbers of fish, birds, and other animals. Pollution makes streams, lakes, and coastal waters
unpleasant to look at, to smell, and to swim in. Fish and shellfish caught from polluted waters
may be unsafe to eat. People who drink polluted water can become ill, develop cancers cells or
bear children with birth defects.
There are few solutions to control water pollution at home, first thing we can practice is
by using non-toxic soaps, detergents and cleaning products. We should also avoid using chemical
fertilizers and pesticides on your lawn and gardens. Always dispose of paints, motor oil,
gasoline, antifreeze and other harmful chemicals in accordance with your local laws and safety
regulations.
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Question 33-40
Based on the passage, fill in the spaces provided with causes and effects of water pollution.
WATER POLLUTION

Definition: Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes,


rivers, oceans, aquifers and groundwater), very often by human activities

CAUSES

EFFECTS

33.

36.

34.

37.

35.

38.

Marks :
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39. Write two solutions to overcome water pollution at home?
i.
________________________________________________________________________
ii.
________________________________________________________________________
Marks :
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40. List two reasons why water is important
i.
________________________________________________________________________
ii.
________________________________________________________________________
Marks :

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Section D
[30 marks]
You should spend 35 minutes on this question.
The picture below shows a busy city scene. Based on the picture given, write your experience of
being in a busy city.

In your description:

Write what you see in the picture

Your feelings when you be in this place

You may add any other relevant details

Make sure your description is between 150 to 200 words.

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Verified by,

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(Thevanayagi Sundran)
English Teacher

(Pn. Azizah bt Mohd. Yusoff)


Head of English Panel

(Pn. Chong Lee Kim )


Head of Languages

SULIT

Nama :______________________________
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English
Form 2
2014
2 Jam

Tingkatan : __________________________

SMK BANDAR BARU AMPANG


68000 AMPANG, SELANGOR
PENILAIAN SUMATIF PERTENGAHAN TAHUN
TINGKATAN 2
2014

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ARAHAN :
1.Tuliskan nama dan tingkatan anda di ruang yang disediakan.
2. Kertas soalan ini mengandungi empat bahagian, A,B,C dan D.
Calon dikehendaki menjawab semua soalan di bahagian A,B dan C pada ruangan yang
disediakan.
Bahagian D perlu dijawab di atas helaian yang disediakan.

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