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Questions 1-2

Study the text below and answer the questions that follow.

1. Who would like to post the notice?


A. The Secretary of the Sports Society.
B. The people who like to exercise.
C. The Sports Society members.
D. The Society.

2. The passage says that exercise is good for the


A. body.
B. eyes.
C. Mind
D. Soul

Study the sign below carefully. Then answer the question that follows.

3. What does this sign mean?


A. You cannot wait here.
B. You cannot park here.
C. You cannot walk here.
D. You cannot turn right here.

Read the sign below and answer the question that follows.

4. The sign above tells us that we must drive


A. fast
B. slowly
C. quickly
D. recklessly
Study the sign below and answer the question that follows.

5. The above sign means that we are not allowed to


A. paste any printed materials on the walls
B. stick any bill
C. paste any bill on the stick

Read the dialogue below and answer the question that follows.

6. The conversation above is mainly about


A. war C. pollution
B. famine D. natural disaster

Study the dialogue below and answer the question that follows.

7. The phrase ‘ catch you later ! ’ means


A. “I will catch you!”
B. “I will catch her for you!”
C. “I will see you later!
D. “I will talk to you later!”

8. Study the schedule below and answer the question that follows.
How much does Farah have to pay if she takes
3 subjects?
A. RM 75 C. RM 35
B. RM 55 D. RM 95
Question 9 – 15 are based on the following passage

Have you ever wanted to go for a holiday in a tropical island? Have you ever felt like stretching out
(9) white sand? Or feel a gentle breeze play in (10) hair? Have you ever dreamed of being able to combine
all these feelings with fascinating sights (11) exotic food? All these are now possible at an astonishingly low
price!
Pulau Redang (12) you. This holiday will not cost you much if you take the advantage of our
amazingly priced (13) deal. You will be staying in ‘Long Boat Cottages’. This is a hotel with every modern
(14) that you can think of, including a swimming pool with a poolside café, tennis courts, fine-dining
restaurants, a fitness centre, a shopping mall (15) evening barbeque area. Swimming is made accessible, as
The Primula Beach is close by.

9. A under 13. A special


B on B specific
C at C specially
D in D especially

10 A his 14. A convenience


B her B equipment
C your C happening
D our D lifestyle

11.. A or 15 A so
B but B and
C and C but
D while D although

12. A calls
B wait
C awaits
D misses

Read the following report and complete the graphic organiser on the following page.

Cigarette Smoking

Smoking damages our health and can lead to serious diseases like lung cancer and heart
disease. Non-smokers who are passive smokers, also have a 25 per cent increased risk of the diseases.
Children who are exposed to tobacco smoke at home have increased risks of developing lower
respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia.

Our government has tried to discourage smoking by putting warning labels on cigarette
packets and banning the advertising of tobacco products. Despite this, the number of smokers in
Malaysia continues to increase. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about half of
all Malaysian men and about 30 per cent of adolescent Malaysian boys (aged 12 to 18) smoke.
Poisonous Chemical Substances in Cigarettes and the Use:

Chemical substance Used in


Carbon Monoxide Car exhaust
DDT Insecticides
Vinyl Chloride Plastic
Arsenic Rat poison
Methoprene Pesticide
Sulfuric Acid Car batteries
Nicotine Bug sprays
Hydrogen Cyanide Gas chamber poison
Formaldehyde Preserving dead bodies
Tar Road material
Butane Cigarette lighter
Ammonia Cleaning products
Acetone Nail-polish remover

Why teenagers smoke?


Reasons %
Smoking parents 20
Peer influence 45
Advertisements 15
Coping with stress 20

* 200 students of SMK Panglima Awang participated in the survey

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Using the information given, complete the graphic organiser below.

Cigarette smoking

16. __________________________________
Effects of tobacco smoke on children
17. __________________________________

Smoking parents: 40 respondents

Peer influence: 18. __________________


Reasons for smoking
Advertisements: 30 respondents

Coping with stress: 40 respondents

19.__________________________________
Efforts by the government to discourage smoking
20. __________________________________
Using the information from the report, complete the sentences below.

21. Two serious illnesses caused by smoking are ______________________________________.

22. Passive smokers face ___________________ more risk of diseases caused by smokers.

23. _________________, a chemical substance found in cigarette is also used to keep dead bodies in good
condition.

24. Cigarettes are harmful because they contain thirteen types of _______________ chemicals.

25. The total of _______________ respondents cited smoking parents and coping with stress for their
smoking.

[10 marks]

Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow
1 A few weeks ago, I was rushing through my work while holding a cup of coffee in one hand and
an important document in the other. What began as a typical Monday morning, became a day I
would remember because of the lessons I learned.
2 My uncle from Australia dropped in to see me. I was surprised to see him as it
had been quite a while since we met. He looked a little older but otherwise was bright 5
and cheerful. He had that twinkle in his eyes that seemed to light up his whole face and
when he spoke, it was in a deep baritone voice. You know the kind of voice that
sounded like he should be in the broadcasting business. We talked about the usual
things and exchanged news about the family. I told him that the children were busy with
school and that I hardly had any time to be with them. Luckily my efficient wife took care 10
of everything and I could concentrate on the business. My work took me away from the
family but I was working for their sakes, I told him. My business was flourishing and I
was making good money. He looked at me quietly as I chatted.
3 He asked me if I had time to listen to his philosophy of a thousand marbles. I
was intrigued and asked him to explain. “Well, Tom, it sure sounds like you’re busy with 15
your job. I’m sure you are doing well but it’s a shame you have to be away from home
and your family so much. Hard to believe a young fellow should have to work sixty or
seventy hours a week. Too bad you missed your daughter’s participation in the school
concert. That was a shame.”
4 He continued, “Let me tell you something, Tom, something that has helped me 20
keep a good perspective of my own priorities.” And that’s when he began to explain his
theory of a thousand marbles. “You see, I sat down one day and did a little arithmetic.
The average person lives about seventy-five years. I know. Some live more and some
live less, but on average, folks live about seventy-five years.
5 Now then, I multiplied 75 times 52 and I came up with 3900, which is the 25
number of Saturdays that the average person has in their entire lifetime. Now stick with
me Tom, I’m getting to the important part. It took me until I was fifty-five years old to
think about all this in any detail,” he went on, “and by that time I had live through over
twenty-eight hundred Saturdays. I got to thinking that if I lived to be seventy-five, I only
had about a thousand of them left to enjoy. 30
6 So I went to a toy store and bought every single marble they had. I ended up having to visit three
toy stores to round-up 1000 marbles. I took them home and put
them inside of a large, clear plastic container right there in the room next to my gear.
Every Saturday since then, I have taken one marble out and throw it away.
7 I found that by watching the marbles reducing in numbers, I focused more on 35
the really important things in life. There is nothing like watching your time here on this
earth run out to get your priorities straight. Now let me tell one last thing before I leave.
This morning, I took the very last marble out of the container. I figure if I make it until
next Saturday then I have been given a little extra time. And the one thing we can all
use is a little more time. It was nice to see you Tom, I hope you spend more time with 40
your family, and I hope to see you again.”
8 I saw him to the door and sat down quietly in the room. I put aside my papers and decided
to call my wife. I think I will take her out for a meal and spend a little more time with the children
too. Everything else can wait.
(Adapted from “Menguasai Soalan Bertopik SPM English 1119 : Penerbitan Sasbadi)
Based on the passage, answer all questions that follow.
1 From paragraph 1, what was special about that Monday to the writer?
______________________________________________________________ (1 mark)
2 From paragraph 2,
a. why did the writer think that his uncle should be in the broadcasting business?
___________________________________________________________ (1 mark)
b. which word conveys the meaning of ‘doing well’?
___________________________________________________________ (1 mark)
3 a. From paragraph 3, why does the writer’s uncle call missing the concert ‘a shame’?
___________________________________________________________ (1 mark)
b. From paragraph 4, what has the thousand-marble theory made the writer’s
uncle think about?
___________________________________________________________ (1 mark)
4 a. From paragraph 5,
i. how many Saturdays does an average person have in his lifetime?
__________________________________________________________ (1 mark)
ii. at what age did the uncle come up with his theory in detail?
___________________________________________________________ (1 mark)
b. From paragraph 6, what did the uncle do every Saturday?
_____________________________________________________________ (1 mark)
5 In your opinion, what lesson did the writer learn from his uncle? Give a reason why the lesson
was beneficial?
Lesson : _______________________________________________________ (1 mark)
Reason : _______________________________________________________ (1 mark)
6 Based on the passage given, write a summary on

Tom’s lifestyle and


the lesson the uncle shared with him through the story on thousand marble.

Credit will be given for use of own words but care must be taken not to change the original meaning.

Your summary must


be in continuous writing form (not in note form)
use material from lines 8 to the end
not be longer than 130 words, including the 10 words given below

Begin your summary as follows:


Tom was always busy with his work and did not…