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Questions 1-10 are based on the information given.


Number of Cars Owned

100 80 60 40 20 0 A B C D E


From the graph, we can say that A B C D Town B has fewer cars than Town C Town D has more cars than Town E Town A has fewer cars than all the other towns Town E has the most cars

Do not use the lifts if there is a fire. Use the stairs.

What is the best thing to do if there is a fire in your apartment block? A B C D Stay at home Leave quickly using the lifts Telephone the fire brigade and wait Leave the apartment using the stairs

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Dear Sis, I am 15 years old. I will be sitting for my PMR exam soon. I find it hard to concentrate on my studies. I am easily distracted and have no motivation to study hard. I am very worried. What should I do? Worried Sick

The letter is mainly A B C D enquiring about study tips requesting for help in ones studies asking for counselling session applying for motivational talk

Type of Food





Instant Oat

4.7 g

3.0 g

20.0 g

126 Cal

Oatmeal Biscuits

2.7 g

7.4 g

22.4 g

162 Cal

Vanilla Cream Bun

5.0 g

8.0 g

30.0 g

211 Cal

Based on the above chart, what is the best snack for a person who is watching his weight? A B C Instant Oat Oatmeal Biscuits Vanilla Cream Bun

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CHANNEL 201 9.00 a.m. 10.00 a.m. 10.30 a.m. 12.25 p.m. 1.00 p.m. 1.30 p.m. Childrens Hour Arthur The Wonderful Earth Sunrise at Dawn News Visit Malaysia Series

The show that has the longest airtime is A B C D Arthur Sunrise at Dawn Visit Malaysia Series The Wonderful Earth

According to this notice, people should A B C D admire the newly painted wall not lean against the wall not paint the wall keep the wall wet

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On a clear night, Uranus is visible with the naked eye but, despite its gigantic size, the planet was not discovered until 1781. (Adapted from: Just English 2005)

The word gigantic can best be replaced with A B C D tiny small minute enormous

Adapted from: Utusan Malaysia 2011

In the cartoon strip above, the teacher is _________________ the boys. A B C D scolding praising admiring commanding

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Effective Cough Drops!

Contains antiseptic Instant relief for sore throats Available in mint and lime flavours
9 The product advertised above claims that it A B C D cures throats reduces bad breath contains strong antiseptic provides relief for sore throats

Group Upset over Plastic Bag Ban

Adapted from: The Star 2010


The headline above tells us that A B C D plastic bags are still used by shops the use of plastic bags is disallowed people are unhappy over the ban of plastic bags customers need to bring their own plastic bags

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12/ 1 Questions 11 18 are based on the following text. Dont lose yourself, the old, bedridden man said. I was four _______ (11) five at the time, and my family was visiting him. To be honest, I cant remember _____ (12) name or how we knew him. But two decades later, his words haunted me as I lay paralysed on my bed and _____ (13) to come to terms with my life. For years, I had suffered from depression. _____ (14) first incident I can remember happened when I was fourteen. _____ (15) I walked to my home in Singapore after school one day, I was overcome with the urge to sit in a corner and cry. I barely managed to reach our flat before _____ (16) into tears. These overwhelming, unexplained feelings frightened me. By the time I _____ (17) sixteen, these outburst were happening about once a month. Most of the time I lived my life normally, but then my mind seemed to take a life of _______ (18) own. When I was seventeen, I concluded that the only way to stop my suffering was simply not to feel anything. (Adapted from: Readers Digest June 2010)



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Read the dialogue below and choose the best meaning for phrases underlined. Madam Ong and Puan Vishta are talking about their students project. Madam Ong : Look at this! The handwriting is terrible. I just cant make out (19) what shes trying to write, this is not her work. Is she having a problem? Puan Vishta Madam Ong Puan Vishta : Dont worry. Ill help you look into (20) the matter. Anyway what are friends for? : I think Ill have to go over (21) her work and help her where possible. : Fine, by the way we still have time before the dateline, to submit the students marks.


make out A learn B count C elaborate D understand


look into A investigate B estimate C search D wrap


go over A treat B check C return D rewrite

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Questions 2224 Read the text below and choose the best meaning for the expressions underlined.

Papa, I was chosen to replace Annie for the Public Speaking Competition which will be held next week. I need to prepare early to avoid butterflies in my stomach (22). Some of my friends say its just a piece of cake (23). So I think I will go all out (24). Please wish me luck Pa!! Loving,



butterflies in my stomach A catching some butterflies B filling my stomach C feeling nervous D looking fear


a piece of cake A easy B difficult C spongy D delicious


go all out A go out B quit early C work hard D play more

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12/1 Questions 25-28 are based on the following article. The Importance of Water
Water is necessary to life. Without water, all living things will surely die. We need water for drinking, cooking, washing and cultivating our fields. No one can survive without drinking water. Every day, we drink litres of water. This sometimes takes the form of soft drinks and soups. Water is often added to dishes when we cook. It is a necessary ingredient. Farmers use water to cultivate their fields and to provide drinking water for their livestock. It is a precious natural resource and a source of energy. When it is converted into steam, it can be used to operate machines. Dams are built across rivers not only to generate hydroelectricity but also to create reservoirs where water is stored to provide for drinking and irrigation. Since water is so important, we should use it wisely and not waste it.
by Maryam Khalilah bt Mat, Dungun, Terengganu

(Adapted from: Quest 2010)


Water is needed for all the following except A B C D cultivation survival health fuel


The word operate can best be replaced with ________ A B C D run break pollute convert


The article tells us that A B C animals will survive without water water is used to generate electricity human drink less water to stay healthy


Water can be taken in the form of A B energy and power soft drinks and soups

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cooking and washing irrigation and hydroelectricity

Questions 29-34 are based on the following dialogue.

Mrs Tee Norli

: Girls, I would like to know why so few of you use the library. : Mrs Tee, the library is just not comfortable. Its too cramped. There is not enough space for everyone to sit and read comfortably. : I see. What about the rest of you? Why dont you use the library? : I find that there are not many varieties of books in the library. There are mainly reference books with very few storybooks. Some of the books are old while others are torn and tattered. In fact many of the books are out of date.

Mrs Tee Gayanthri

Mrs Tee Sheryl

: Are there any other complaints? : Yes, Mrs Tee. The library rules are not enforced. Many students make noise in the library but the librarians dont reprimand them. Furthermore, when I want to borrow a book, I sometimes find that it has been borrowed for a long time and not returned.

Mrs Tee

: Thank you for your comments, girls. I will look into this matter.


According to the dialogue above, we know that A there are a lot of magazines and books in the library B the students are happy with the school library C students do not follow the library rules D it is very quiet in the library


The word cramped can best be replaced by A overcrowded B confined C dusty D tiny


Who do you think tore the books in the library? A Librarians B Students

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C Sheryl D Gayanthri 12/1 [Lihat halaman sebelah SULIT The phrase out of date means the books are A beneficial B useful C old D new



Students find that the library is A comfortable B convenient C spacious D crowded


From the dialogue we can conclude that A the rules are not followed B there are varieties of books C the library is conducive to use D many students like to use the library


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12/1 Questions 35 37 are based on the following poem. Lifes Brief Candle To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Lifes but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more; it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. William Shakespeare


The candle represents A B C D act time sound feeling


The phrase a poor player refers to A B C D a player who is forgetful a player who is unpopular an actor who forgets his lines an actor who has no money


In the poem, the persona thinks that life is A B interesting horrible


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meaningless enchanting

[Lihat halaman sebelah SULIT Questions 38 - 40 are based on the extract from the short story Of Bunga Telur and Bally Shoes. Why so long, Cik? queried Jamal. He had already spent a few sleepless nights thinking about his bride. Because, dear son, explained his mother, therere the invitations, the catering, the bridal chamber and the bunga telur to be attended to. Well, he understood about the invitations, the catering, yes, the bridal chamber (blush), yes, definitely, but the bunga telur? What was that? He had not anticipated this bunga telur thing. Jamal needed clarifications on the bunga telur issue. A bunga telur, his sister explained is the thing, in fact the given thing, hosts presented to guests on the latters leave. These were usually hard-boiled eggs. Well, thats not really a problem, thought Jamal. What was wrong with that? One could eat the eggs after the feast. But, to Jamals horror, the bunga telur was only part of the whole scene. Jamals mother demanded certain funds with which to finance the arrangements. Jamal then took to making budget sheets.


From the passage, we know that bunga telur A B C D must be eaten after the feast is a gift from the hosts to the guests should consist of a flower and an egg is customary in every wedding ceremony


From the passage, we know that Jamal A B C D knows what bunga telur is has to prepare bunga telur is excited about bunga telur is confused about bunga telur


Jamals mother demanded certain funds with which to finance the arrangements. The sentence suggests that A B Jamal needs to give a certain amount of money for his wedding Jamals mother does not want to do the arrangements

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Jamals mother will pay everything for the wedding Jamal must make the arrangements by himself