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1 ½ Hours PAPER 2
SMK. MAMBAU, Seremban, N. Sembilan. Peperiksaan Pertengahan Tahun May 2010 English Language Form 2
Class : ____________________
Name : __________________________________________
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
This question paper consists of three sections: Section A, Section B and Section C. Answer all questions. You are advised to spend 40 minutes on Section A, 30 minutes on Section B and 20 minutes on Section C. Section A: Guided Writing [30 marks] Study the pictures and notes below, then write a story based on them. Your story should not be less than 120 words.
Samad - home - school passed by- river
boy - playing - saw - boy - fall - into river
jumped-river-save - boy
brought - boy - river bank Samad -unconscious
Samad - called ambulance - telephone booth
boy's parents - thanked -saving-son-offered-reward
Section B: Summary [10 marks] Read the passage below and answer the question that follows. English is used widely throughout the world today. It has become the most popular language of communication between countries and in many fields of human endeavour. It is therefore important that we learn to use English properly, or otherwise be at a severe disadvantage. The only effective way of improving English is to use it as often as possible. In school, the only time when English is used is during English lessons. This is certainly not sufficient. So, wherever possible, try to speak English with friends and teachers who will or can speak English. Reading books, magazines and newspapers are good ways of improving English. On the whole, these forms of media use grammatically correct English. We may speak incorrect English and get away with it. However, it is not so with printed words, as it has to be edited. Through reading, we can also indirectly learn to use correct English while writing and speaking. Watching television and listening to the radio are two more ways of improving English. English as it is spoken by the English, Americans, Malaysians and others are distinctly different, due to the localised accent. Therefore, it is necessary to continuously use English, that is, to hear, read, speak and write it. Rewrite on the ways to improve English: • in continuous writing form. • in one paragraph. • in your own words as far as possible. • in not more than 60 words including the 10 words given below. Begin with: We should improve our English as it has become the ... Section C: Short Story [10 marks] Choose one of the novels below and answer the question. Your response should be longer than 50 words.
1. Potato People - Angela Wright 2. Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe 3. The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux
Based on the novel that you have chosen, write about a character that you admire the most. Give three reasons for your choice.
End of Paper 2 .With Best Wishes! Please Obey Exams Rules! Honesty is the best policy.
Prepared by: Checked by:
(MOHD MUSTAFFA B. MOBARAK ALI)
(MISS NORZIAH BT. ZAINUDDIN)
English Teacher Head of English Language Panel PPT May 2010 English Language Form 2: Model Answer/Marking Scheme
Section A: Guided Essay (30 marks) One afternoon Samad was going home from school. He had to pass a river which is very close to his house. That afternoon he noticed a little boy. about five years old , playing near the river bank . All of a sudden, Samad saw the boy fall into the river. The boy did not know how to swim as he was struggling in the water. Samad quickly jumped into the river to save the boy. Samad was a good swimmer. He swam quickly to the boy and grabbed hold of him. Samad managed to bring the boy safely to the river bank. The boy was unconscious. Samad called the ambulance from a telephone boot nearby. The ambulance arrived shortly after that and the boy was sent to the hospital. Samad learnt that the little boy's name is Wei Chong who lives in the neighbourhood. Samad contacted his parents. They were informed of what had happened to Wei Chong. The parents rushed to the hospital to see their son. Later, Wei Chong's parents thanked Samad for saving their son. They wanted to reward Samad but he refused to accept the offer. He said he was glad that Wei Chong is now safe and sound. Section B:Summary (10 marks) We should improve our English as it has become the most important language of communication. To improve, use the language frequently. Talk to friends and teachers who are good hi English whenever possible. Reading can also help. Through reading, we learn to use the correct terms of English. In addition, watching television and listening to radio are helpful too. (60 words) Section C: Short Story (10 marks) The Phantom of the Opera In the novel The Phantom of the Opera, I admire Christine Daae the most as she is a gifted singer who can win the heart of her audience with her lovely voice. I also admire her because of her determination to work hard to develop her voice and singing career. Christine is not afraid to be ambitious and wants to be the best opera singer in Paris. Although she is poor and all alone in Paris, she has great determination to be the best singer in Paris. She works very hard to improve her singing. A third reason why I admire Christine is because she is really innocent and pure at heart. She is kind and compassionate. She feels genuine sympathy for the lonely, hideous Phantom. She kisses him on the mouth because she feels so sad and sorry for him. She can look beyond his physical ugliness. She understands that he is a man who has the feelings and desires of any other man.