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MEI 2016
2 Jam

NAME: ________________________
CLASS: ________________________

Kertas soalan ini mengandungi 8 halaman bercetak

(10 marks)
(Time suggested:15 minutes)
Answer all questions in this paper.
The text below is about penguins.
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.
e.g. biggest
There are many kinds of penguins living in the Antarctic. The bigger is the

(a) ____________
(b) ____________

emperor penguin which is about three feet tall. Penguins is unusual birds as they cannot fly but are
excellent swimmers. The penguins short legs and webbed foot are perfect for swimming.
Its paddle-shaped wings works well as flippers. Sometimes, penguins come on land. They come
on land only to laid their eggs and care for their chicks. In May, the female penguin lays an egg and
then she go out to sea again to build up a supply of food. Meanwhile, the male penguin will stay with
an egg, keeping it warm.


In July, the mother penguin returns with fish from the newly hatched chicks. When a penguin chick
first hatches, it is cover in a coat of soft grey or brown feathers called down. After a few weeks, the
chick begin to grown its shiny adult feathers. In summer, penguins molt and lose all their feathers.
Then, they waits for a new coat of waterproof feathers to grow again.


[Adapted:" Polar Regions; Discover The World Around You"]

[10 marks]
(30 marks)
(Time suggested: 40 minutes)
Question 2
Read the notice below carefully. Then, answer questions (a) (j).
Organised by the Environment Club of SMK Seri Permai

Calling all SMK Seri Permai students !!!

There are lots of ways that we can reduce waste at school. There are a lot of advantages. We can
reduce our impact on the environment and save money at the same time. Another advantage is,
we can reduce garbage.
A special programme will be held in our school from 8.00 am to 11.30am. There will be talks,
games and food for all. There will be a special guest appearance by Siti Aini and her band.


1.Take only as much as you can eat!

Do you know that more than 20% of the food we buy gets thrown away? By taking only
what you can eat or sharing your extras with a friend, you are taking steps to waste less
food and save money.
2. Pack a No-Waste Lunch
A no-waste lunch is a meal that does not end up in the trash. Use a reusable lunch box or
bag and fill it with your lunch in reusable containers. You create less waste by using
washable containers to pack your lunch.
3. Carry a few reusable
When we go to the store at the beginning of the school year, we should look for durable,
long-lasting supplies and reuse them. Refillable pens and pencils, a durable backpack and
a lunchbox are all great examples of products that can be reused. Items that can be used
more than once will reduce waste.

An informative and fun day! See you all on Saturday, 19 June 2016.



Questions (a) (j)

Using the information from the text, answer the following graphic organiser.

Question 3
Read the advertisement below. Then, answer questions (a) (j).
Advertisement Corner
Big savings at Maxim Sports Store!
We are having a grand sale from 10 August to 20
All sports equipment are sold at a discount between
10% and 50%.
* Tennis and badminton racquets, table tennis
bats 20%
* Sports shoes 50%
* Shuttlecocks 10%
* Golf clubs and balls 40%
Do not miss the chance of a lifetime. See you at:
Maxim Sports Store, 12, Jalan 10/12,
42000 Petaling Jaya.

Happening Book House

Open daily from 8.00 a.m to 9.30 p.m.
*Journey the world under one roof Encyclopaedias comics,
magazines, horror and sci-A novels and football animals just for
you. Broaden your knowledge and open your minds to the
wonders beyond what you see and already know.
*A special discount for school students who show us their student
IDs your school library card or even your name tag will do.
University students who produce their matriculation cards can also
enjoy the discount.
*Read and relax in our Reading Hole. It is -quiet and airconditioned. It is also free!
Pay us a visit today at:
32, Tingkat 1, Bangunan Restu Perdana,
47300 Petaling Jaya

From 10.00 am to midnight

Meals on Wheels
Mak Tenahs Tasty Nasi Lemak
You do not have to leave your home for this famous nasi lemak. From 23 January onwards, we will deliver the delicious dish
right up to your doorstep. We are offering a free delivery of Mak Tenahs nasi lemak to areas of Damansara Utama and
Mutiara Damansara. You can choose from three scrumptious delivery meal offers at unbelievable prices!
Set A RM6.50
Nasi lemak with a boiled

Set B RM9.50
Nasi lemak with a chicken
drumstick and a can of soft drink

Set C RM12.50
Nasi lemak with a chicken drumstick, squid and a
can of soft drink

Calll us today at 03-41115669 to place your order.

Questions (a) (d): Based on the advertisement, state whether the following statements are TRUE or FALSE.
(a) Maxim Sports Store will be having a sale for a fortnight.
____________ (1 mark)
(b) Happening Book House is open on Saturdays.
____________ (1 mark)
Meals on Wheels will start its delivery service on 22 January.
____________ (1 mark)
(d) Students can borrow sports equipment from Maxim Sports Store.
____________ (1 mark)
Questions (e) (i): Read the advertisement carefully and answer the questions below.
(e) What is the discount rate for sports shoes in Maxim Sports Store?

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ (1 mark)
(f) How many types of delivery meals are offered by Meals on Wheels?
_____________________________________________________________________________________________ (1 mark)
(g) Fill in the table with an appropriate word or phrase from the advertisement.
i. tasting very good
ii. in the same building

(2 marks)

(h) Why do you think a person will buy a shuttlecock from Maxim Sports Store?
(1 mark)
(i) Why do you think a person will buy food using delivery service from Meals on Wheels?
(1 mark)
[10 marks]
(j) You plan to treat your cousin to one of the meals from Meals on Wheels. In about 50 words, write an e-mail to your cousin.
In your e-mail:
state the meal you have chosen for him/her
give reasons to support your choice
add other relevant information to make your writing interesting
Dear _____________,

(10 marks)

(20 marks)
(Time suggested: 20 minutes)
Question 4
Read the text below. Then, answer the questions that followed.
Dear Dahlia,
Thank you for sharing your experience about your most embarrassing moment. Im sure if I had mistaken somebody else for
my mother, it would have been embarrassing as well. It must have been very funny to see the look on the strangers face when
you took her hand, thinking she was your mother.
I would like to give you some advice on handling pimples since you asked me about my first experience. Well, I woke up
feeling a slight red bump on my cheek. I could not see it clearly but I knew it was there. Soon at school, my friends pointed the
pimple out to me. To my dismay, it got bigger as the day went on! My mother and Shirley, my cousin told me to wash my face
twice a day. They told me that everything would be fine. However, by the end of the day, my pimple had evolved into a big and
round whitehead.
I never had pimples before so I did not know what could have caused it to appear. According to some articles that I read
online, there were a few factors that caused skin problems. Among them were a hormone imbalance and eating lots of junk food.
Let me continue telling you about my experience. I found it difficult to control the feeling of wanting to squeeze the pimple. I
could see it clearly in the mirror. My father warned me that popping a pimple will not get rid of the problem. No doubt, you will
get rid of the fluid inside the pimple but you will still have a red blotch remaining on your cheek that will take time to disappear.
Furthermore, squeezing the pimple will release the same bacteria that causes the breakout in the first place. This will allow it to
spread to other areas on your face.
My advice is that whatever you do, please do not squeeze the pimple on your face. Otherwise, you will have a face looking
like the surface of the moon. Patience is the key as your pimple will disappear sooner if you leave it alone.
Well, thats all for this letter. Please take care.
Read the text carefully and answer questions (a) (h).
(a) What was Dahlias most embarrassing moment?
_____________________________________________________________________________________________(1 mark)
(b) Who told Suraya to wash her face twice a day?
(i) ____________________________________________________________________________________________(1 mark)
(ii) ____________________________________________________________________________________________(1 mark)
(c ) State two factors that contribute to skin problems.

(i) ____________________________________________________________________________________________(1 mark)

( ii) ___________________________________________________________________________________________ (1 mark)
(d) State two effects of squeezing pimples on ones face.
(i) ____________________________________________________________________________________________(1 mark)
(ii) ____________________________________________________________________________________________(1 mark)

(e ) Fill in the table with an appropriate word from the text.

i) very small in degree
ii) a sad feeling
iii) bursting
iv) vanish


(4 marks)
(f) Why was it hard for Suraya to control herself from squeezing her pimple?
_____________________________________________________________________________________________(1 mark)
(g) Why did Suraya say that patience is the key when having pimples?
____________________________________________________________________________________________ (1 mark)
(h) State two ways to reduce skin problems among teenagers.
( i) ___________________________________________________________________________________________(1 mark)
(ii)____________________________________________________________________________________________(1 mark)
[15 marks]
Question 5
Read the poem below carefully. Then, answer questions (a) (d).


No time to turn at Beautys glance,

And watch her feet, how they can dance.

What is this life if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to wait till her mouth can

Enrich that smile her eyes began.

No time to stand beneath the boughs,

And stare as long as sheep or cows.

A poor life this if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to see, when woods we pass,

Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

William Henry Davies

No time to see, in broad daylight,

Streams full of stars, like stars at night.

(a) What is the persona telling the readers?

_____________________________________________________________________________________________(1 mark)
(b) Name one natural elements mentioned in the poem.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________(1 mark)
(c) What is the symbol of Beauty?
_____________________________________________________________________________________________(1 mark)
(d) In your opinion, why do you think we should take time to appreciate the beauty of nature?
(2 marks)
[5 marks]
(40 marks)
(Time suggested: 45 minutes)
Question 6
You should spend 30 minutes on this question.
Your school held a gotong-royong programme at a childrens home (Rumah Harapan) in Lunas, Kedah on April 20. As president
of the Welfare Society of your school, you have been asked to write the report.

65 students and eight teachers

met the manager of the home and the children
had breakfast with them
gotong-royong from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

When writing out your report:

- you must use the notes given
- elaborate on at least three activities carried out during the gotong-royong
- add any other relevant information
- write in not less than 150 words
(30 marks)
Question 7
The following are the novels studied in the Literature Component in English Language.
1. Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne
2. How I Met Myself
- David A.Hill
3. The Railway Children
- Edith Nesbit (retold by John Escott)
Based on one of the novels above, write on the theme of determination. Provide evidence from the text to support your response.
Your response should be:
- in not less than 50 words.
- in continuous writing (not in note form)
(10 marks)

Disediakan oleh: Helena B.A.

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