SULIT 1119/2

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Bahasa
Inggeris
No Kad Pengenalan Angka Giliran .
Kertas 2
Sept
2008
2 ~ j a m
PERSIDANGAN KEBANGSAAN PENGETUA-PENGETUA
SEKOLAH MENENGAH
NEGERI KEDAH DARUL AMAN
PEPERIKSAAN PERCUBAAN SPM 2008
BAHASA INGGERIS
Kertas 2
Dua jam lima betas minit
JANGAN BUKA KERTAS SOALAN INI SEHINGGA DIBERITAHU
Arahan
1. Kertas soalan tni mengandungi empat bahagian.
2. Jawab semua bahagian.
3. Anda dinasihatkan supaya mengambil masa 25minit
untuk menjawab soalan Babagian A, 25 mini! untuk
Bahagian B, 50 mini! untuk Bahagian C dan 35 minit
untuk Bahagian D.
4. Soalan-soalan yang dikemukakan dalam kertas tni
mungkin mempunyai tiga atau empat pilihan jawapan.
Instructions
1. This question paper consists o[four sections.
2. Answer all sections.
3. You are advised to spend about 25 minutes on Section A,
25 minutes on Section B, 50 minutes on Section C and
35 minutes on Section D.
4. Questions in this paper might have three or four
options.
Examiner's
Code
Marks Section
A 15
B 10
C 25
0 25
Total 75
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Section A
[15 marks]
From the cartoon, we know that
A the twins love similar clothes
B the twins want to dress up differently
C the mother is glad that they want nothing
D the mother is shocked they want matches

SALE
Storewide discount up to 70%
10Sept-10 Oct 2008
T;/trre
Clare Boutique: Lot 11 5A, Levell,
Star Parade
Tel: +603- 24280104
The notice above tells us that the Clare Boutique
A is offering discounts for selected items
B is offering more than 70% discount
will take a month to move
D will move to a new site
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Senior Citizen Association in Penang will hold a free
health screening session from 8 am to 2 pm next week
at KOMTAR in conjunction with the Association's
Open Day. There will also be a hearing and speech
awareness campaign to be launched at 10 am.
Refreshments will be provided.
From the notice above, we knowthat the
A visitors will be given free lunch
B Open Day is launchedat lOam
C session would end in the afternoon
D programmes are for senior citizens only
Ferry stili needed
Penang ferry needed as alternative in
case of emergency at bridge
Scrap Penang 2
00
bridge. Retain and
upgrade ferry service
4 The report above tells us that
A the present ferry servicesare good
B there is always an accident at the bridge
C authorities must build the secondbridge
D ferry services should be continued
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Sony Malaysia gives to
victims
Petaling Jaya: It comes as no surprise that Satoshi
Okawa is passionate about helping victims of
Cyclone N argis. He himself is no stranger to
natural disasters, growing up as a child in Tokyo.
.. Earthquakes were quite the norm in Tokyo and
I can relate to the grief that the Myanmar victims
feel because of the disasters," said Okawa, who is
now Sony EMCS (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Managing
Director.
From the newspaper report above, Okawa
A has experienced earthquakes
B finds natural disasters strange
C knows a lot about cyclone
I have not even completed
for July? the reports for May and
June! I am sick ofwriting
reports! I wish we don't
have to do it.
__
Mira, have you completed
writing the progress report
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From the dialogue above, the sentence I am sick ofwriting reports! means that Mira
A is reluctant to write monthly reports
B is tired of having to write monthly reports
C wishes she does not have to write reports
D thinks it is unnecessary to write reports
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The headline above tells us that the dead person was
A burnt
B stabbed
C drowned
D poisoned
Jimmy Durante, a great entertainer was asked to be a part of a show for
World War II veterans. He told them he could afford only a few minutes as he
had another appointment. But when Jimmy got on stage, his few minutes
stretched to thirty minutes. When he left the stage, someone asked him, "I
thought you had to go after a few minutes. What happened?"
Jimmy answered, "I did have to go, but ifyou look at the front row you'll
see why 1stayed." In the front row were two men. Both had lost an ann in the
war. Together they were able to clap and that was exactly what they were doing,
loudly and cheerfully.
From the extract above, what does Jimmy Durante feel about the two men
clapping?
A Confused
B Touched
C Excited
D Shocked
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Questions 9 - 15 are basedon the fo//owi'ng passage.
The trouble with most people _9_ that they are not aware of their own ability.
You have 10 that, "Some men do not know their weaknesses." This is true because
men do not recognise 11 inbompower and strength.
We were all born to 12 . Success isnot so much the product of aptitude as it
is attitude. .-.lL.. there is no limit thatcan be placed upon our capacity for doing good.
All our limitations are self-imposed limitations. We have the capability to not only
imitate whatever anyone else has done. but also the inherent ability to do even more. The
potential power is there but we must....!L it if it ever to become meaningful to us. It can
be a vital source ....M.... our lives too.
9 A is 13 A Since
B are B Although
C was C Therefore
D were D Despite
10 A hear 14 A grab
B hears B check
C heard C feel
D hearing D tap
11 A they 15 A on
B their B of
C theirs C in
D them D at
12 A succeed
B succeeds
C succeeded
D succeeding
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Section B
[10 marks]
Questions 16 - 25
Read the article below and use the information given to complete the following task.
NEEMTREE
Let's open our minds to the wonders ofnature and receive the blessings that it freely
gives us - such is the Neem Tree - used for centuries
(at least 4,000 years) for the benefit of mankind. It is a
gift from nature to all of us on this planet and is now
being widely used by almost every continent in the world.
It is normally referred to as a 'germ killer'. The neem tree,
a tropical evergreen tree native to India is also found in
other Asian countries. It may grow up to 15 metres tall and it lives for 200 years.
In India, neem is known as 'the village pharmacy' because of its healing versatility. It has
so many uses that it is sometimes called the 'Miracle Tree'. Every part of this fascinating
tree is used in some form on a daily basis - the oil for soap and twigs as toothbrushes.
Bark and roots in powdered form are used to control fleas and ticks on pets.
The Malays and Indians commonly use it to counter the effects of chicken pox. The leaves
are placed on the bed to sleep on and these miraculous leaves are also soaked in warm
water to use as bath water.
The practice of using neem twigs for brushing teeth is perhaps one of the earliest and most
effective forms of dental care. Neem in toothpaste is known to help with gum infection,
mouth ulcers, bad breath and sore bleeding gums. While neem is still revered in Asia for
its superior healing properties, a recent scientific investigation has dramatically increased
worldwide interest in this 'wonder' herb.
(Adapted from The Malaysian Women's Weekly, May 2008)
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Questions 16 - 25
Using only the infonnation in the article, complete the chart below by filling in the boxes
with the necessary infonnation.
24 [1 mark]
22 [1 mark]
23 [1 mark]
20. Lifespan: [1 mark]
21. Known as the 'village pharmacy' for
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Section C
[25 marks]
Questions 26 - 30 are based on the following passage.
1 He'd spent seven hours climbing up the mountain through ice and snow, and
now an exhausted Daniel Mazur sensed that success was near. Although it was 23
degrees Celcius below zero near the top of Everest, the soft morning light
revealed clear blue skies for miles around. "This is perfect - we're definitely
going to the summit today," the climbing guide told himself. 5
2 It was 7.30 am when Mazur and his teammates, Brash, Osbourne and their
Sherpa guide, Jongbu, climbed onto a narrow ledge called Mushroom Rock to
rest. As the men looked out on the snow-covered peaks below them, Mazur
suddenly saw a flash of bright yellow to his left. Was it a tent? The yellow blur
moved again and Mazur's jaw dropped in amazement. Perched dangerously on 10
the edge of a cliff was a man sitting cross-legged, trying to change his shirt. His
thick snowsuit was unzipped to the waist and he had no hat, gloves or sunglasses.
3 Lincoln Hall had been alone on the mountain since 7.30 the night before.
Following a difficult climb up the north ridge, he and his teammates had reached
the summit at nine that morning. After celebrating, they started on their descent 15
but at 8530 metres, Hall's feet had stopped moving and he was overcome by a
deep fatigue. Normally, the descent from here to high base camp takes about two
hours. But Hall was increasingly uncooperative as the fatigue overtook him. Two
Sherpas had to lower him down between them. After nine hours, Hall went limp.
He appeared to be dead and the Sherpas were ordered to leave him on the 20
mountain.
4 Near the peak on that crisp, clear May morning, Mazur and his teammates
realised they had a choice to make. Hall was suffering from cerebral edema, a
severe form of altitude sickness. Should they phone in Lincoln Hall's predicament
and continue on with their climb or stay with him until help arrived? Mazur had 25
reached the summit once before, but for Brash and Osbourne, it was the dream of
a lifetime. In the end, Mazur knew, there was only one possible decision to make.
Osbourne spoke first. "We can't leave the guy," he said. They all agreed. Not
only was Hall frostbitten and disoriented, he could slip and plunge down the
2340-metre Kangshung Face at any moment. 30
5 The men got Hall away from the cliff's edge and helped him back into his
snowsuit. Rummaging through their backpacks, they shared their oxygen,
lemonade and Snickers bars. "Can you tell me your name?" Hall hesitated, then
broke into a grin. "Yes!" he exclaimed. "My name is Lincoln Hall. Can you tell
me how I got here?" Still hallucinating, he tried to remove his snowsuit, then 35
lunged for the cliff.
6 "Come on," Mazur told his teammates, as he grabbed Hall. "We've got to
keep him from the ledge." It looked like they'd have to anchor Hall to the
mountain to keep him from lunging off. They drove an ice axe into the snow, then
they tied Hall to it with a strong rope. With the injured climber secured, Mazur 40
radioed down to high base camp for help. For more than four hours, Mazur and
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his team waited, stomping their feet and pacing on the small snow-packed ledge
to keep themselves warm. At that point, no one knew if Hall was going to live. He
was suffering from snow blindness.
7 It was almost noon when a dozen Sherpas finally arrived to help take Hall 45
down the mountain. With a guide on either side of him, he was able to walk down
to the high base camp. From there he rode a yak to the high base camp, bumping
down the mountain on a saddle made of foam sleeping mats.
8 Although the rescue was miraculous, it sparked a debate about climbers who
leave behind the sick and injured in pursuit of Everest's grand prize. "It's such a 50
personal challenge - once you're up there, you feel as though you could do
anything," Mazur says. "Sure, I wish I could have reached the summit again. But
there's no way we could have left Lincoln Hall on that ridge. If we had done that,
the odds are he wouldn't bealive today. And I would have to live with that for
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(Adapted from The Reader's Digest, March 2007)
26 From paragraph 1,
(a) why was Mazur exhausted?
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(b) the word summit in line 5 refers to 1 mark]
27 From paragraph 2,
(a) where was Mazur when he spotted Lincoln Hall?
.................................................................................... [1 mark]
(b) what does the phrase Mazur's jaw dropped in amazement in line 10 tell you
about Mazur's feeling?
............................................................................................[1 mark]
28 From paragraph 3,
(a) which word means tiredness?
............................................................................................. [1 mark]
(b) why were the Sherpas ordered to leave Hall on the mountain?
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19 (a) Fromparagraph 4, what was the decision madeby Mazur andhis teammates?
.............................................................................................. [1 mark]
(b) Fromparagraph 6, howdid Mazurandhis teammates anchorHall to the
mountain?
..............................................................................................[1 mark]
30 In paragraph8, explain in your ownwordswhat Mazur meant whenhe said, "And
I would have to tive with that for the rest of my Ufe."
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31 This passage is about Mazur and his teammates who faced a choice: headfor the
summit or stop and save an injuredclimber.
Writea summary on:
• LincolnHall's conditionwhenhe was found
• howhe wasrescued
Credit will be givenfor use of ownwordsbut care must be taken not to changethe
original meaning.
Your summarymust
• be in continuouswriting (not in note form)
• use materialsfromlines 11 - 48
• not be longer than 130 words, including the 10words givenbelow
Beginyour summaryas follows:
When Mazw andhis teammatesfoundLincoln Hall on Everest, ..
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Section D
[25 maries]
32 Readthepoem and answerthe questions thatfollow.
If
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken.
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one tum of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowdsand keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
Ifall men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man. my son!
Rudyard Kipling
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(a) Which linein stanza i, tells usto bemodest?
................................................................................ [ 1 mark]
(b) In stanzai, what should youdowhen others donotbelieve in you?
................................................................................[1 mark]
(c) In stanzaiv line 1, to whom docs the word crords refer?
f
.......................................................: [ 1mark]
(d) Ifyoulose,would youstart again at your beginnings? (Stanza iii)
Give a reason.
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33 Read the extractfrom the short story The Sound Machine below and answer the
questionslhat",oU£»V.
Again it came - a throatless, inhuman shriek, sharp and short, very
clear and cold. The note itself possessed a minor metallic quality that he had
never heard before. Klausner looked around him, searching instinctively for
the source of the noise. The woman next door was the only living thing in
sight. He saw her reach down, take a rose stem in the fingers of one hand
and snip the stem with a pair of scissors. Again he heard the scream.
It came at the exact moment when the rose stem was cut.
At this point, the woman straightened up, put the scissors in the basket
with the roses and turned to walk away.
"Mrs Saunders'" Klausner shouted, his voice shrill with excitement.
"Oh, Mrs Saunders'"
(a) Who is 'the woman'?
................................................................................ [1 mark]
(b) Why did Klausner look around him?
................................................................................ [1 mark]
(c) "It came at the exact moment. ....." What does it refer to?
................................................................................ [1 mark]
(d) If you were Mrs Saunders, would you believe what Klausner tells you?
Give a reason for your answer.
........................................................................ ...... ...... [2 marks]
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(a) Whichline in stanzai, tellsus to be modest?
................................................................................ [ I mark]
(b) In stanzai, whatshouldyoudo when othersdo not believein you?
....•••••..............•...........•...••................•....................•.[ 1mark]
(c) In stanzaiv line 1, to whomdoes the wordcro,.,ds refer?
..........•................................•.......••••: [ 1mark]
(d) Ifyou lose, wouldyoustartagain at your beginnings? (Stanzaiii)
Give 8 reason.
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33 Read the extract from the short story The Sound Machine below and answer the
questions that follow.
Again it came - a throatless, inhuman shriek, sharp and short, very
clear and cold. The note itself possessed a minor metallic quality that he had
never heard before. Klausner looked around him, searching instinctively for
the source of the noise. The woman next door was the only living thing in
sight. He saw her reach down, take a rose stem in the fingers of one hand
and snip the stem with a pair of scissors. Again he heard the scream.
It came at the exact moment when the rose stem was cut.
At this point, the woman straightened up, put the scissors in the basket
with the roses and turned to walk away.
"Mrs Saunders'" Klausner shouted, his voice shrill with excitement.
"Oh, Mrs Saunders!"
(a) Who is 'the woman'?
................................................................................ [1 mark]
(b) Why did Klausner look around him?
................................................................................ [1 mark]
(c) "It came at the exact moment.. .... " What does it refer to?
................................................................................ [1 mark]
(d) If you were Mrs Saunders, would you believe what Klausner tells you?
Give a reason for your answer.
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34 Thefollowing are the novelsstudiedin theliterature component in English Language.
JungleofHope KerisMas
The Pearl John Steinbeck
TheRetum K..S. Maniam
Choose any one ofthe novelsaboveandanswerthe questionbelow.
Describehow the novel you have studied can help someone be a better person.
Support your answer with closereference to the text.
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