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Section A: Guided Writing

[ 30 marks ]
[ Time suggested: 40 minutes ]

You received the following message from your friend.

Please help me choose whether to join

The English Language Society or
The Recreation Club

English Language Society Recreation Club

 improve English language  more outings
 make new friends  opportunities to learn new things
 improve skills in Listening, Speaking, (compass reading etc)
Reading and Writing  learn to love nature

Using the notes above, write a letter to your friend, stating your opinion and advice.

When writing your letter:

 you may use all the notes given
 elaborate on the given notes to make it more interesting
 add any other relevant information
 make sure it is not less than 120 words

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Section B: Summary

[10 marks]
[ Time suggested: 30 minutes ]

Lightning is one of the worst natural killers, causing at least 25000 deaths a
year worldwide. Lightning claims more victims each year but as it usually strikes
one person at a time, it continues to keep a low profile.
Malaysia has the second highest number of lightning strikes in the world, after
Central Africa as highlighted by Richard Kithil Jr, US National Lightning Safety
Malaysians need to be more wary of its dangers. When you first see lightning
or hear thunder, stop all activities. Don’t wait for the rain to begin before
suspending activities.
If you are outdoors, avoid water, high ground, open spaces and all metal
objects. Find shelter in a big building or in a full enclosed metal vehicle with
windows completely shut. If lightning strikes nearby, you should crouch down, put
feet together and place hands over ears to minimise hearing damage from thunder.
If you are indoors, stay away from doors and windows. Turn off, unplug and
stay away from all electrical appliances and equipment. Do not use the telephone.
So, these essential lightning safety tips should be followed to keep you safe if
lightning strikes.

(Adapted from Sunday Star, March 2010)

Write a summary on what you must do when lightning strikes.

Your summary must:

 not be more than 60 words, including the 10 words given below

 be in continuous writing (not note form)
 be written in one paragraph

Use your own words as far as possible without changing its original meaning.

Begin your summary as follows:

When you first see lightning or hear thunder, you must……….

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Section C : Novel
[ 10 marks ]
[ Time suggested: 20 minutes ]


1. Potato People - Angela Wright

2. Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe

3. Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux

4. The Prisoner of Zenda - Anthony Hope Hawkins

5. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson

Based on one of the novels above, write about a lesson learnt from the main character in
the story.

Support your answer with evidence from the novel.

Your response should be:

 not less than 50 words

 in continuous writing (not in note form)


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