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Section A

[15 marks]
Questions 1-8

For each of the questions in this section, read the question first and then study the information
given to find the answer. Then blackene the answer A, B, C or D in the answer sheet provided.

Question 1
Read the advertisement below and answer the question that follows.

Janet, youre very


young and you have
lives a very sheltered
life.

1. Janet has lived a life that is...


A dangerous
B protected
C boring
D exciting

Question 2
Read the poster given below and answer the question that follows.

MONEY ISNT EVERYTHING


Save up to three lives without spending a
2. From the poster cent we know that
A. Donating Call 1 500 88 88 or visit blood costs money
www.donateblood.net
B. You can save lives by donating blood
C. You should visit the website www.donateblood.net
D Donating blood would cost you one cent
Question 3
Study the table below and answer the following question.

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DAILY POCKET MONEY

Age
5-7 8-10 11-13 14-17
Year
2009 RM0.50 RM0.70 RM0.90 RM1.10 1. Which age group
2010 RM 0.80 RM0.80 RM1.00 RM1.10 received the biggest
2011 RM 1.10 RM1.10 RM 1.20 RM1.50 increase in pocket
money from 2009 to
2011?
A 5-7
B 8-10
C 11-13
D 14-17

Question 4

Read the sign given below and choose the statement that best explains the sign.

4. The sign warns the public not to


A be afraid of the pesticide
B touch the pesticide
C use the pesticide
D go near the area

Questions 5 and 6
Read the excerpt below and answer the following questions.

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The Malacca Municipal Council has been allocated RM1.5 million for the tree-planting
scheme while the Merlimau and Alor Gajah district councils each received RM150 000. State
committee chairman for Housing, Local Government and Environment Datuk Abdul Aziz Abu
said the scheme was to upgrade the image of the State and to green the state.
Abdul Aziz added that the Malacca Municipal Council was planning to plant 1000 trees in
the town.
To further boost the tree-planting programme, Abdul Aziz said the State Government
would implement the tree-adoption scheme where individuals or the private sector will be
allowed to either sponsor or maintain some trees.

5. The excerpt is mainly about


A Malacca Municipal Council
B a tree-planting scheme by the Malacca Municipal council
C the outstanding work of the Malacca Municipal Council

6. The word upgrade means


A renew
B change
C increase
D improve

7. In the cartoon strip above, we can understand that Larry


A Doesnt like to think about the future
B Is not interested to talk to Ned
C He doesnt like his future
D He does not know how to think

Question 8
Study the pie chart below and answer the question that follows.

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Leisure Activities Preferred by Form 4 Students of SMK Taman Gerik

8. From the pie chart above we know that


A Reading was less popular than playing games and socializing.
B the majority of the students spend more time on socializing compared to watching tv
C. the second most popular leisure activitiy is sports and recreation
D the least popular activities are relaxing and participating in sports, exercise and
recreation activities

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Questions 9-15
Read the following passage and choose the best answer. Then circle A,B, C or D on the answer
sheet.

Teenager David Tan has just put RM 19000 in the bank after only six months of part-
time work as a computer consultant. The (9)_______________ expert from Ipoh, Perak, is fast
establishing a reputation as one of the countrys top troubleshooters the person to call if no one
else (10)______________ cope.
For David, 15, his first steps to fame and fortune (11)______________ when he was only
nine, when his parents bought him a computer. It was only about a year ago,
(12)_______________ , that he decided to get serious about computing. He went to night school
to learn how to write business programmes, and did a correspondence course
(13)_______________ an American college.
He can work more quickly than many (14)________________ professionals. In one
case, he went to a company where a professional programmer worked for six months and could
not find the problem. David finished the job in five days and because of (15)______________
skill, David has made about RM19000 in a short period of time. With it, he has bought more
equipment.

9 A electric 13 A to
B electricity B at
C electronics C for
D electrician D with

10 A can 14 A old
B will B older
C could C elder
D would D elderly

11 A begin 15 A a
B began B the
C begun C this
D begins D that

12 A then
B however
C moreover
D nevertheless

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SECTION B

[10 marks]
Questions 16 25

Read the information found in the job advertisement below and then answer the questions that follow.

GO GO TEN
Your One-stop Shopping Paradise.
Opening soon in Selinsing

A. Cashiers : Minimum SPM (credit in Mathematics)


Experience is an added advantage
Pleasant personality with good communication skills
Meticulous with good attention to details
Able to work shifts, weekends and public holidays

B. Retail Assistants: Minimum SPM


Able to converse well in English
Friendly and well-groomed personality
Special Interest: fashion wear or apparel industry(Textile Division)
electrical or electronic equipment (Appliance Division)
sports and toys (Leisure Department)
Able to work shifts, weekends and public holidays

C. Bakers: Minimum PMR (credit in English)


Healthy and free from any illness or disease
Experience is not necessary as training will be provided
Interest in cooking is an added advantage
Single shift - able to work for long hours.

D. Accounts Clerk: Minimum SPM ( credit in Basic Accounting )


Possess at least Certificate in Accounting
At least 2 years working experience in Accounts Department
Able to work independently
Working hours is from 9.00am 5.00pm/6-day week

E. Purchasing Officer: Minimum STPM or equivalent


Experience is not required
Able to communicate well in English
Basic computer knowledge is compulsory
Possess a valid driving licence

A walk-in interview will be conducted on :


7 May 2011 from 9am-5pm at Dewan Mulia, 34200 Selinsing, Perak
*Please bring along a photocopy of your I.C. and recent passport-sized photograph.
Come over and make your dream job a reality.
Adapted from: The Sunday Star April 2007

Questions 16 20

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Using the information given in the advertisement, complete the graphic organiser below.
( 5 marks )

16. Name of shopping complex

..

17. Minimum qualification required 18. Companys Slogan

.. .

19. Number of jobs available 20. Venue

..

JOB ADVERTISEMENT

Questions 21 25
Using information given in the advertisement, answer the following questions.

21. What could be an advantage for those applying for the post of a baker?

22. What must a person bring along when applying for the job vacancies? Name one item.

23. Robert is hired as a Purchasing Officer even though he has never worked before. Why is this possible?

24. Faisal is very interested in electrical and electronic gadgets. Which division should
he apply to work in when applying for the post of Retail Assistant?

..

25. Which job vacancies require a person to work even during public holidays?

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Section C [ 25 Marks]
1 I have often been asked in the past to write the story of my life and my life s
work. Somehow I was reluctant to do so. Perhaps, it is because I have always
shied away from anything that puts me in the limelight. Some have even called
me a recluse. The truth is, I am happiest living and working quietly.
2 What was it then that moved me to write this book? Certain words repeated 5
over the years hit home: You must write. The story of Genting and you does
not belong to you alone. Its a part of Malaysias success story. You have a duty
to tell it. Your life is so rich in experience. It would be a waste not to share it.
Yet, even as I wrote the first few chapters, I was ambivalent about letting them
see the light of day. Then came Gentings 35th Anniversary in the year 2000. On 10
such a significant occasion, I was persuaded to release the history of Genting,
essentially in pictorial form. In a couple of years, Genting will celebrate its 40 th
birthday. Im now in my eighties. Its time to tell the whole story.
When I was young, I was shy, an introvert. By a kind twist of fate, just after
3 leaving my native Anxi on a boat for Malaya, I realized my handicap and made 15
a conscious effort to overcome it. I reached out positively with friendliness and
sincerity and won friends instantly. Since then, the same approach has never
failed me in interacting with others.
Parental teachings in a traditional Chinese upbringing have taught me to be
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put on airs. I can rub shoulders with tycoons and high officials; I can also get
along fine with hawkers and manual workers.
When it comes to appointments, I have a habit of being punctual. Once I
5 promise to meet someone, I always make it a point to arrive 10 minutes before
the appointment time. To me, all appointments are important. I do not make 25
excuses to cancel an appointment just because the other party is not an important
person.
I live a simple life with discipline. Habitually, I get up early but have no
6 fixed time for going to bed. Sometimes, I stay up late going through documents
or pondering on certain issues. Even in my sleep, I would wake up with some 30
ideas and start making notes and drawing diagrams.
I am well known to my colleagues and staff as a tough taskmaster, but those
who work with me can vouch that I drive myself just as relentlessly as I do
7 others. I believe the way to succeed is not only to be efficient but also to be able
to do things in the shortest possible time. In the commercial world, quick 35
actions and responses are essential.
I believe in the power of conviction. When I make a decision and believe
strongly that it is the right one, I will go head on with it, no matter what odds I
8 am up against. My decision to go ahead with the development of Genting
Sempah into a holiday resort is now a well-known example of how stubborn I 40
could be when I made up my mind.
Genting and I have come a long way since we started building the access road
9 up Gunung Ulu Kali. Looking back, I have no regrets.
Extracted and reorganized from Lim Goh Tong, My Story(2008)

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Questions 26-31 are based on the following passage.

26 From paragraph 1, what was the writer hesitant to do?

.[ 1 mark]

27 From paragraph 2,
(a) how old was he when he finally changed his mind?

..[ 1 mark]

(b) what did he have to do on Gentings 35th Anniversary?

..[ 1 mark]

28 From paragraph 3,
(a ) what was the writers handicap?

..[ 1 mark]

( b ) how did he overcome his handicap?

..[ 1 mark]

From paragraph 4 and 5,


29 Give two examples of the writers attitudes that had contributed to his
success in the business world.

( i )..[ 1 mark]

( ii )..[ 1 mark]

30 From paragraph 7, which word means swear ?

..[ 1 mark]

31 From paragraph 9, the writer said that he had no regrets when he thought of the
things that happened in the past. Why did he say so?

..

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[ 2 marks]

Based on the passage given, write a summary on :

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events that influenced the writer to write about his success
the qualities that he possessed
his achievement.

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 materials from lines 5 to 42
not be longer than 130 words, including the 10 words given below

Begin your summary as follows:

Initially, the writer was reluctant to write about his life..

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Section D
[20 marks]

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32. Read the following poem and answer the questions that follow.

The Living Photograph by Jackie Kay

My small grandmother is tall there,


Straight back, white, broderie anglaise shirt,
pleated skirt, flat shoes, grey bun,
a kind, old smile round her eyes.
Her big hand holds mine,
white hand in the black hand.
Her sharp blue eyes look her own death in the eye.

It was true, after all, that look.


My tall grandmother became small.
Her back round and hunched.
Her soup forgot to boil.
She went to the awful place grandmothers go.
Somewhere unknown, unthinkable

But there she is still,


In the photo with me at three,
The crinkled smile is still living, breathing.

1. Who is the persona describing in the poem above?


(1 mark)
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________

2. Based on the line My small grandmother is tall there, what can we tell about
grandmothers health at the time?
(1 mark)
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________

3. What happened to the grandmother? (1


mark)
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________

4. Give one moral value that you learn from this poem. Provide evidence to support your
answer. (2 marks)
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________

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_________________

34. The following are the novels studied in the literature component in English Language.
Catch Us If You Can - Catherine MacPhail
Step By Wicked Step - Anne Fine
The Curse - Lee Su Ann

With close reference to the novel you have studied, describe a character who is responsible.
Give reasons for your choice and support them with examples from the text.
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ANSWER SHEET

FOR SECTION A

1 A B C D 9 A B C D

2 A B C D 10 A B C D

3 A B C D 11 A B C D

4 A B C D 12 A B C D

5 A B C D 13 A B C D

6 A B C D 14 A B C D

7 A B C D 15 A B C D

8 A B C D

Examiners
Code

Section Marks

A 15

B 10

C 25

D 20

Total 70

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