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SECTION A

[10 marks]
[Time suggested : 15 minutes]
Answer all questions in this paper.
The text below is a letter from Kim Hock to his friend, Rohan, who had met with an accident.
Question 1
Read the text below. There are grammatical errors in the text. The errors have been underlined
for you.
Write one word to correct the error in the space provided. An example has been given. The
correct word must not change the meaning of the sentence. There are no spelling and
punctuation errors in this text.

Dear Rohan,
I am sorry to hear that you broke your leg in the accident. Latif told me that
your motorcycle crashed into a tree when you want to avoid hitting a cat. It e.g : wanted
must be truly awful to has your leg plastered for one whole month. Anyway, (a) _____________
you need to occupy your time well. I am sure you will be played online (b) _____________
games. Well, instead of spending you time on online games, it would be a (c) _____________
good time to catch about with your reading. I remember once you told me (d) _____________
you were interested in Japanese authors. I will brings you Tanakas Joy of (e) _____________
Life and The Journey where I visit you on Tuesday. Since you will miss four (f) _____________
weeks of school, I have made arranging with Latif to come over after (g) _____________
school to help you about school work. Dont worry about the monthly test. (h) _____________
Puan Kamala said that you should sit for the test when you are back in (i) _____________
school. In the meantime, do take good care to yourself and follow the (j) _____________
doctors advice. If you ever need anything, please do not hesitate to let me
know. Get well soon.
From,
Kim Hock
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SECTION B
(30 marks)
(Time suggested: 40 minutes)
Question 2:
Read the following brochure and answer questions (a) - (j)

JOIN THE READERS CORNER READ AND WIN CAMPAIGN!


Great prizes for students and schools to
be won in this exciting campaign. Each
school can register a total number of
100 students.
Aims of the Campaign
To encourage students to read more
story books
To help students use their leisure time in
a useful way
To make reading a popular hobby
among young people
Rules

Win the Mo
nthly
Student P
rize of a
cash vouch
er worth
RM30 and a
beautiful
Readers Co
rner
Certifcate!
Win the An
nual Scho
ol
Prize of a ca
sh voucher
worth RM10
00 and a
beautiful Re
aders
Corner Cert
ifcate of
Achieveme
nt!

1. Students must submit their names and details through their


schools.
2. Students must read at least fifteen books of at least 100 pages
per book.
3. Students must get their teachers permission on their choice of
books.
4. Students must write a report for each book they have read.
5. Students book report should include the following: title of
books, authors name, number of pages and a short synopsis of
the story.
6. Students who reach their monthly target qualify for the Monthly
Student Prize.
7. Schools with the most number of winners will be given the
Annual School Prize.
8. The decision of the judges is final.

Questions (a) (j)


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Using the information from the text, complete the following graphic organizer.
No. of Participants per school:
(a) ______________________________

Prizes:
Monthly Student Prize
(i) ______________________________
and Readers Corner Certificate.
Annual School Prize

Objectives:

(j) A cash voucher worth RM1000 and

(b) ______________________________

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(c) ______________________________
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READERS CORNER
READ AND WIN
CAMPAIGN

Regulations:
(d) Submit your ____________________________ through your schools.
(e) Read a minimum of ____________________________ of at least one hundred pages each.
(f) The students book report should have the title of the book, authors name,
____________________________ and a short synopsis of the story.
(g) Students who reach their ____________________________ will be qualified for the Monthly
Student Prize.
(h) The ____________________________ will go to schools with the most number of winners.

Question 3
Study the schedule below. Then, answer questions (a) (i).
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Sandras plans from 1 May to 15 May


SUNDAY

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Celebrate Mothers Day
Lunch at Flora Caf,
watch a movie
Take Mum to hair salon

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Spring-clean the garage for


dad
Kimberly promised to help
MONDAY
Dentist appointment
Complete artwork

Meet Puan Aishah


Discuss the trip to Indah
Childrens Home
Discuss activities for the
children

TUESDAY

6
Help Dad to mow the lawn,
garden a little untidy

WEDNESDAY

13
Wesak Day
Visit grandparents

THURSDAY

Complete Science
project

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Complete homework
Surf the Internet for physical
landscape components in
South East Asia
Revision

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Preparations for
Teachers Day
Final rehearsal for choir
and sketch

Labour Day
Have lunch with family
Revision

FRIDAY
Music class at Terango
Play the guitar
SATURDAY

Band practice
Learn how to make nasi
lemak
3

Pick fruits at Mr Lims


orchard
Go to the night market
with him

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Make a Mothers Day card

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Get gifts for Mum
Still unsure what to get for
her

Questions (a) (d) :


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Based on the schedule, state whether the following statements are TRUE or FALSE.
(a) Sandra spends too much time on schoolwork.

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(1 mark)

(b) Sandra balances her homework and leisure activities well.

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(1 mark)

(c) From the schedule, we know that Sandra enjoys music.

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(1 mark)

(d) Puan Aishah will meet Sandra at Indah Childrens Home.

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(1 mark)

Questions (e) (i) :


Study the schedule carefully and answer the questions below.
(e) State one of the public holidays in the schedule.
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(1 mark)
(f) Which activity would you recommend to a friend who wants to participate in a community service?
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(1 mark)
(g) Fill in the table with an appropriate phrase from the brochure.
Meaning

Phrase

i.

clear out unwanted things

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(1 mark)

ii.

to trim the grass

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(1 mark)

(h) Why do you think Sandra wants to go to the night market with Mr. Lim?
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(1 mark)
(i) Why do you think Sandra wants to know about the physical landscape components on South East
Asia?
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(1 mark)

(10 marks)
(j) Your friend would like to know your suggestions on ways to celebrate Mothers Day.
In about 50 words, write a message to your friend. In your message:
suggest suitable ways to celebrate Mothers Day
give reasons to support your suggestions
add other relevant information to make your writing interesting

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From,
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SECTION C
(20 marks)
(Time suggested: 20 minutes)
Question 4
Read the article below.
Most teenagers need about 8 to 9 hours of sleep each night. Getting the right amount of
sleep is essential for everyone especially teenagers. However, one in four teens has trouble
sleeping. During adolescence, the bodys biological clock is reset, changing a teenagers sleeping
patterns. Experts say that this change seems to be due to the fact that the brain hormone;
melatonin is produced later at night. So, teenagers have a harder time falling asleep.
For most teenagers, the pressure to do well is more, compared to when they were kids. It is
harder to succeed without studying hard. Teenagers also have other time demands like sports or
extracurricular activities. Lack of sleep can affect everything: ability to pay attention in class, mood
changes, sports performance, increase chances of getting sick, and weight gain.
How can you get a good sleep? Here are some ideas. You can be active during the day.
Have you noticed how much running around little kids do and how soundly they sleep? Take a tip
from a toddler and get at least 60 minutes of exercise a day. Physical activity during the day could
be the key to a better nights sleep. Dont do workouts too close to bedtime.
Say goodnight to electronic gadgets. Experts recommend using the bedroom for sleep only.
If you cant make your bedroom a tech-free zone, at least shut everything down an hour or more
before lights out. Cut-off from your gadget will help you to get enough sleep and allow your brain
some tech-free time.
Keep a sleep routine by going to bed at the same time every night. In a way, this helps the
body to expect sleep. Creating a set bedtime routine can enhance this relaxation effect. So, unwind
every night by reading, listening to music, spending time with pet, writing a journal, playing Sudoku
or doing anything else that relaxes you.
Teenager should expect a good nights sleep. Stress can trigger insomnia, so the more you
worry about not sleeping, the greater the risk you will lie awake staring at the ceiling. Instead of
worrying that you wont sleep, remind yourself that you can. Say, Tonight, I will sleep well, several
times during the day.

Read the article carefully and answer the questions (a) (i)
(a) How much sleep does a teenager need?
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(1 mark)

(b) Why do some teenagers have trouble sleeping?


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(c) What are the effects associated with lack of sleep?


(i)
(ii)

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(1 mark)
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(d) How does a workout affect sleep?


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(1 mark)

(e) What happens when all the electronic gadgets are turned on at night?
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(1 mark)

(f) Fill in the table with an appropriate word from the article.

Meaning
i)

readjust

ii)

relax

iii)

activate

iv)

improve

Word

(4 marks)
(g) Why is it important to have a sleep routine?
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(1 mark)

(h) How can one relax at night?


(i) _________________________________________________________

(1 mark)

(ii) _________________________________________________________

(1 mark)

(i) Suggest two other ways to get a good nights sleep.


(i) __________________________________________________________
(ii)__________________________________________________________

(1 mark)
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(10 marks)

Question 5
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Read the poem below carefully. Then, answer questions (a) (d).

I WONDER
I wonder why the grass is green,
And why the wind is never seen?
Who taught the birds to build a nest,
And told the trees to take a rest?
O, when the moon is not quite round,
Where can the missing bit be found?
Who lights the stars, when they blow out,
And makes the lightning flash about?
Who paints the rainbow in the sky,
And hangs the fluffy clouds so high?
Why is it now, do you suppose,
That Dad wont tell me, if he knows?
Jeannie Kirby

(a)

What does the persona say about the wind?


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(b)

In stanza 2, when do trees take a rest?


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(c)

In stanza 4, what does the phrase when they blow out mean?
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(d)

How can the persona get the answers to his questions? State two ways.
i. _________________________________________________________________

(1 mark)

ii. ________________________________________________________________

(1 mark)

(5 marks)

SECTION D
(40 marks)
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(Time suggested : 45 minutes)


Question 6
You should spend 30 minutes on this question.
You attended an exhibition on Modern Transportation at the state museum. You decided to share some of
the information you have learnt with your cousin. With the help of the following, write a letter to him/her.

Modes of

Air, road, rail, water

transport
Importance
Benefits

To move from one place to another


To transport things and animals
Save time
Convenient

When writing the letter:

you must use the notes given

add any other relevant information

write between 120 to 150 words

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(30 marks)

Question 7
The following are the novels studied in the Literature Component in English Language.

1. Around the World in 80 Days


2. How I Met Myself
3. The Railway Children

Jules Verne
David A. Hill
Edith Nesbit (retold by John Escott)

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Based on one of the novels above, write about the part of the novel that you like the most. Provide
evidence from the text to support your response.
Write:

in not less than 50 words


in continuous writing (not in note form)

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(10 marks)

KERTAS SOALAN TAMAT


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Based on the pictures given, write a report about recycling activities in your school.

In your recount :
give details of the activities
give reasons and benefits of recycling
make sure your recount is between 150 to 200 words.

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