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SMK TAMAN TUNKU

PEPERIKSAAN PERTENGAHAN SEMESTER 1 2018

BAHASA INGGERIS NAME: ________________________


TINGKATAN DUA CLASS: ________________________
MAC 2018
2 Jam

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SECTION A
(10 marks)
(Time suggested:15 minutes)
Answer all questions in this paper.
The text below is about a mythical creature.

Question 1
Read the text below. There are grammatical errors in the text. The errors have been underlined for you.
Write one word to correct the error in the space provided. An example has been given. The correct word must not change
the meaning of the sentence.

She is a marine creature witn the head and upper body of the beautiful e.g. a

young maiden and low body of a fish. She can be found in seas and lakes, (a) ____________

or lying on a rock combing her hairs with one hand while holding a mirror (b) ____________

on the other. According to myth, mermaid lure sailors by their singing and (c)____________

with them music. They sometimes foretell the future. They live in a kingdom (d)____________

at the bottom of the sea, which they keep their prisoners. From this story, (e)____________

fear getting caught by mermaids grew among sailors. Their believed that (f)____________

seeing one would cause bad luck. It could signal death in drowning. The (g)____________

belief in mermaids is not limited to few countries. There are tale from all (h)____________

over the world. Most of the tales were told by sailors which had ‘seen’ (i)_____________

mermaids on their long journey. (j)_____________

[10 marks]

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SECTION B
(30 marks)
(Time suggested: 40 minutes)

Question 2
Read the notice below carefully. Then, answer questions (a) – (j).

Aden Mokhtar

Hello, everyone. In conjunction with ‘Friendship Week’ I would like to tell


you about a good friend of mine. Her name is Aden Mokhtar. She was born on 17
September 1999. She lives in Subang Jaya with her parents. The name of her
school is SMK Damansara Ara.
She likes to play indoor games such as Scrabble, Bingo and Monopoly.
Besides that, during her free time, she enjoys watching television. Travel
documentaries are her favourite shows. She dislikes places which are crowded and
noisy.
Aden loves music. She plays the violin really well. She also plays the
piano. She was the district champion in the Young Performers Talent Competition
and state champion in the Inter District Talent Competition in 2013. She also
participated in the ASEAN Music Festival in 2012. She hopes to be a professional
violinist when she grows up.
That is all about my good friend, Aden Mokhtar. Thank you.

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Questions (a) – (j)
Using the information from the text, answer the following graphic organiser.

Awards/Competitions won: Date of birth:

(i) _______________________ (a) ____________________

_______________________ Lives in:

(j) _______________________ (b) ____________________

_______________________ Name of school:

(c) ____________________

Aden

Mokhtar

Musical instruments played: Favourite pastimes:

(g) _____________________ (d) ____________________

(h) _____________________ (e) ____________________

Ambition:

(f) ____________________

[10 marks]

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Question 3
Read the advertisement below. Then, answer questions (a) — (j).

KARANG JAYA COMMUNITY CENTRE


Cooking Class
We will teach you how to cook Malay, Indian and Chinese dishes. Our dishes. Our class will be conducted by Mrs Ng,
a Swiss-qualifies chef. Classes will be held every Wednesday and they will be presented in English. A different dish
will be taught each week. The fee for the class is RM20.

Floral Design Class


In this class, you are going to learn the basic to flower arrangement from the basic tools you will need as how to
prepare for a big event and be able to pull if off confidently. Mrs Selva from Beautiful Flower will be teaching the
class. The fee for the class is RM15. Classes will be held every Saturday.

Web Design Class


This class will teach you about basic web designing; how to use colours effectively, understanding fonts, designing,
navigation, creating attractive graphics and using multimedia (sound, animation and other media) on your site.
Classes are held every Monday and the fee is RM10. Puan Aniza will be conducting the classes.

T’ai Chi Class


Our T’ai Chi classes will be conducted by Mr Lee Wan Yat. T’ai Chi Promotes balance and agility. Furthermore, It also
regulates your immune system and lowers your blood pressure. You will feel energised after each class. The fee is RM
30 and classes are held every Tuesday.

Art Class
We will teach you how about sketching, watercolour painting and oil painting. The syllabus is easy to follow which
makes it user-friendly to everyone, regardless of age or ability. Miss De Souza, who studied art in England, will be
conducting the classes. Classes will be held every Thursday and the fee is RM40.

Come and join our classes at a very low fee!

Questions (a) to (d)


Based on the poster, state whether the following statements are TRUE or FALSE

(a) Mrs Ng will conduct the cooking class in English . …………………………….(1 mark)
(b) The fee for the Floral Class is RM10 …………………………….(1 mark)
(c) The Web Design Class will be held every Wednesday …………………………….(1 mark)
(d) Mr Lee Wan Yat will be teaching that T’ai Chi classes …………………………….(1 mark)

Questions (e) to (i) : Read the brochure carefully and answer the questions below.
(e) Who will be teaching the Floral Design Class?
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(f) How much is the fee for the Web Design Class?
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(g) Fill in the table with an appropriate word or phrase from the advertisement.

Meaning Phrase
i) succeed in archiving something difficult
ii) easy to understand, use etc

(2 marks)
(h) Why do you think the word energised is used to describe your feeling after a T’ai Chi Lesson?
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(i) Why do you think people who want to learn painting would join the art class?
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(10 marks)
(j) You plan to join one of the classes at the community centre and would like to ask your friend to join you.
In about 50 words, write an email to your friend.
In your email:
 state the class you wish to join.
 give reasons to support your choice.
 add other relevant information to make your writing interesting.
From :
To:
Subject:

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(10 marks)
SECTION C
(20 marks)
(Time suggested: 20 minutes)
Question 4
Read the text below

Dear Swee Meng


I am so happy to hear from you. How are you and your family? I have been meaning write to you about our
last conversations.
I know exactly how you feel because I used to forsake rest too. I was spending too much time staying
connected with my friends and relatives through emails, texts messages and instant messenger. I did not get
enough sleep at night so ended up feeling tired and sleepy in the morning.
Here is what I did to overcome the problem. Firstly, I logged out from my email account, instant messenger
or a social networking site when I wanted to go to sleep. Your friends will also log out if they see that you are not
online.
Then, you should turn off any electrical devices in your bedroom. If you leave them switched on, the glowing
screens or dims lights can make it harder for you to fall asleep. Moreover, hearing the notifications coming from
your devices in the middle of the night only make matters worse.
You should also make sleep a priority. Tell your friends that you will not answer any calls and text messages
or reply to emails one hour before your bedtime. This will give you enough time to prepare for bed. Your body and
mind needs time to wind down as the bedtime approaches.
Please try out these steps to a more peaceful slumber. A good night sleep is what your body needs to boost
your energy so you can focus in school the next day. I hope these will be useful to you. Please write soon.

Your friend
James

Read the text carefully and answer questions (a) – (h).


(a) Why was James tired and sleepy in the morning?

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….(1 mark)

(b) List two disadvantages of leaving your gadgets switched on in the bedroom

(i) ……………..……………………………………………………………………………………………………..(1 mark)

(ii) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….(1 mark)

(c) According to James, what should be Swee Meng priority?

….…………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………..(1 mark)

(d) List two things that Swee Meng should not do one hour before bedtime?

(i) ………………….………………………………..……………………………………………………………….(1 mark)

(ii) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..……………..(1 mark)

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(e) Fill in the table with an appropriate word from the text.
Meaning Word
i) give up; stop doing
ii) a website
iii) connected to the computer
iv) sleep
(4 marks)
(f) Why should Swee Meng have enough time to prepare for bed?
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(g) Why do you think Swee Meng should get enough sleep? Give two reasons

i.).……………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………..(1 mark)

ii.) ………………………………………………………………………………………………….……...………..(1 mark)

(h) Give two other suggestions to help Swee Meng prepare for bedtime?
i.).……………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………..(1 mark)

ii.) ………………………………………………………………………………………………….……...………..(1 mark)

(15 marks)

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Question 5
Read the poem below carefully. Then, answer questions (a) – (d).

My Hero
Wilis Hall

My dad’s as brave as a dad can be He’s not afraid of vampires,


I rate him Number One, or a wolf-man come to get him,
He’s not afraid of the dead of night, if Frankenstein’s monster knocked on our door,
Or anything under the sun. he wouldn’t let that upset him.

He’s not afraid of the late-night film, My dad’s as brave as a dad can be,
Full of horrors on the telly, And he’s always ready to prove it
And is he afraid of skeletons? So why, when a spider’s in the bath
Not dad, not on your Nelly! Does Mom have to come and remove it?

He’s not afraid of meeting ghosts,


He’d even smile and greet them
And things that scare most dad the most,
My dad could just defeat ‘em.

(a) In stanza 2, when are the horror films shown on television?

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(b) When is the father scared?

…….………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....……(1 mark)

(c) Name an important theme of the poems?

…….…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………….(1 mark)

(d) What is your opinion of the mother in the poem? Give reason for your response.

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(5 marks)

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SECTION D
(40 marks)
(Time suggested: 45 minutes)
Question 6
You should spend 30 minutes on this question.
A fire broke out in your neighbour’s house yesterday night. Write a letter to your friend telling him/her about the incident.
Write your answer in your own answer sheet.

Neighbour – house – caught – fire – saw – studied –


room – called – fire station – rushed – parents –
youngest daughter – trapped – top floor

firefighter – few minutes later – they – rushed –


ladder – climbed – very brave action – managed –
saved in few minutes – neighbours – thankful

they – putting off the fire – reason of the incident –


the daughter forgot – put off the candle – officer of
fire department – advice – parents checked what their
children doing

When writing about the accident, you should:


- describe what happened
- suggest two ways to prevent house fires
- add any other relevant information
- write in not less than 150 words
(30 marks)

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Question 7
The following are the novels studied in the Literature Component in English Language.

1. Cheat! – Allan Baillie

Based on the short story above, write one moral value that you learned. Provide evidence from the text to
support your response.
Your response should be:
- in not less than 50 words.
- in continuous writing (not in note form)

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(10 marks)

-KERTAS SOALAN TAMAT-


Disediakan oleh: Muhammad Azmeer bin Basir

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