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Section A

[10 marks]
[Time suggested: 15 minutes

The text below is about WhatsApp.

Questions 1
Read the text below. There is one grammatical error in each line. 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.

WhatsApp was started in 2009 by two ex-Yahoo staffs,

Jan Koum and Brian Acton. It is the cross-platform mobile


e.g. _____a_________

messaging app that allows you in exchange messages with


1. _________________

colleagues , friends or family members. Currently, it have an


2. _________________

estimated 1 billion monthly active user worldwide. To communicate


3. _________________

with someone, you must have WhatsApp install in you handset.


4. _________________

It has now become the most popular and trendy gadget where
5. _________________

people wont leave home without them. Its text, voice and video
6. _________________

messages have simplified our lives in various ways by provide fast


7. _________________

access so sometimes make us smile. It spreads awareness about


8. _________________

current events inside and outside a country via their attachments or


9. _________________

forwarded messages. The use of WhatsApp should be balance


10. ________________

so as not to neglect our prime duty towards our society and family.
Section B
[30 marks]
[Time suggested: 40minutes]

Question 2
Read the following text. Then, answer questions (a) (j).

TUN MAHATHIR MOHAMAD

Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad was the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1981 to 2003.
He was born on 20 December 1925 in Kedah. Tun is a son of a schoolmaster. He studied
medicine at King Edward VII College in Singapore. Tun is married to a doctor, Tun Dr. Siti
Hasmah bt Mohd Ali.

Tun Dr. Mahathirs passion is in writing. Under the pen name "Che Det", he actively wrote
articles on Malay politics and economic issues. One of his most famous books is The Malay
Dilemma (1970). Another book, A Doctor in the House is his memoir that was published in 2011.

He was a Member of Parliament in 1964. In 1981, Tun Dr. Mahathir was appointed as a
President of United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). Though many initially criticised his
mega projects for development, it soon proved that those mega projects were the ones which
helped Malaysia achieve great progress

Tun Dr. Mahathirs leadership and vision had moved Malaysia to the road of industrial progress.
The launching of the National Car, Proton on 9 July 1985. The blast into orbit of MEASAT1 on
the night of 13 January 1999 and the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), were just a few of the
projects on Science and Technology that were implemented.

Mahathir retired in 2003, and still remains an active part of Malaysias political arena.

Questions (a) (j)

Using the information from the text, complete the following graphic organiser.
Personal Information

a) He was born: .......

b) His education: ..

c) His wife:

His famous books

d)

e)

His political career

f) 1964 : became

g) 1981 : appointed as .

His contributions to the country

h) The launching of ...

i) The blast into orbit of.....

j) ..
Read the poster below.Then, answer questions (a) (i)

PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST

The English Language Club is organising a Public Speaking Contest for all the students.

The objectives of the contest are:


To enable students to improve their oral skills
To help students gain confidence in speaking
To improve the level of English Proficiency among students
The details are as follows:
Date: 28th April 2016
Time: 9.00 a.m to 12.00 noon
Venue: Dewan Mahadzir Hashim
All participants have to go through a selection round first.
Only twelve finalists will be selected to participate in the final round which will be announced later.
Participants will be judged on the contents of the speech, fluency, delivery and pronunciation.
The topic for the speech should be based on saving the environment and family values.
Those who are interested to participate need to fill in an entry form which can be obtained from the
secretary of the English Language Club.
The deadline for the submission is 14th April 2016
Attractive prizes await the top two winners:
Winner - RM 150 in cash, a plague and a certificate of merit
Runner- up - RM 100 in cash, a plague and a certificate of merit

All the finalists will receive a hamper worth RM 30


Grab this chance to train yourself to be confident in using the English Language and to be able to present
your ideas in front of a crowd. Early birds who register will receive a mystery gift!
Nur Farhah,
Secretary of English Language Club.
a) The aim of the Public Speaking Contest is to give prizes to the students. (1 mark)
b) Participants need to go through a selection round before the final. (1 mark)
c) All students can join the contest. (1 mark)
d) The winner is chosen based on the topic selected. (1 mark)

Question (e) (i): Read the poster carefully and answer the questions below.
e) What must you do if you want to participate in the Public Speaking Contest?

[1 mark]
f) What will the winner of the Public Speaking contest receive?

[1 mark]
g) Fill in the table with an appropriate phrase from the poster.
Meaning Phrase
i. To believe in your ability

ii. Forms handed in after the deadline

[2 marks]

h) Why do you think the secretary of the club will not entertain late entries for the contest?

[1 mark]
i) Why do you think it is good for the students to register early for the contest?

[1 mark]
j) You are interested to participate in the Public Speaking Contest and you would like your
friend to join as well. In about 50 words, write a message to your friend. In your message:
Encourage him/her to join you.
Give reasons to support your choice.
Add other relevant information to make your writing interesting.

Dear ,

From,

[10 marks]
Section C
(20 Marks)
(Time suggested : 20 minutes)
Question 4
Read the text below.

Dengue fever is contracted from the bite of a striped Aedes aegypti mosquito . The
mosquito flourishes during rainy seasons but can breed in water-filled flower pots, plastic bags, and
cans year-round. One mosquito bite can cause the disease.

The virus is not contagious and cannot be spread directly from person to person. It is
mosquito-borne, so there must be a person-to-mosquito-to-another-person pathway. The full life
cycle of the virus involves the mosquito as the vector (transmitter) and the human as the source of
infection.

The symptoms are headache, fever, exhaustion, severe muscle and joint pain, swollen
lymph nodes(lymphadenopathy), itchy rash, and headache . Other signs of dengue fever
include bleeding gums, severe pain behind the eyes, and red palms and soles.

There are currently no vaccines for dengue fever. The best way to prevent the disease is to
avoid being bitten by aedes mosquitoes. Although there is no certain treatment for dengue, it can be
treated as long as it is caught before developing into dengue shock syndrome or dengue
hemorrhagic fever. Prevention the most important step, and prevention means avoiding mosquito
bites. If a clinical diagnosis is made early, a health care provider can effectively treat Dengue
Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) using fluid replacement therapy.

People can get more information on Disease Control and Prevention by surfing this website
http://www.cdc.gov/Dengue/
Read the text carefully and answer questions (a)-(j)

a) Name the mosquito that can spread Dengue.


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b) How is Dengue fever contracted?
_____________________________________________________________(1Mark)
c) How is the virus spread?
_____________________________________________________________(1Mark)
d) What is the best way to prevent the dengue fever ?
_____________________________________________________________(1Mark)
e) What is the source of infection?
_____________________________________________________________(1Mark)

f) Fill in the table with an appropriate word/phrase form the text.

No Meaning Word/phrase
i infectious
ii increases
iii extreme
iv avoid

(4 Marks)
g) List 2 symptoms of Dengue fever?

____________________________________________________________(1 Mark)
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h) What is the most effective way to treat Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF)?
____________________________________________________________(1 Mark)
i) What is the website address to get more information?
____________________________________________________________(1 Mark)
j) In your opinion, give two suggestions to fight dengue?
i) ______________________________________________________(1 Mark)
ii) ______________________________________________________(1 Mark)
(15 Marks)
Question 5

Read the poem below carefully. Then answer questions (a) (d).

Heir Conditioning

Grand dad did you breathe


before air cons were invented
was it hard staying
alive without modern inventions?
Grandma werent you flustered
as you fluttered with paper fans?
could you communicate before
faxes and long distance calls
became basic necessities?

Grand child we lived


before your age because
of our ignorance,
we did not know
pollution, stress, traffic jams
destruction of forests, streams and hills
we feared God and nature
now nature fears you and
money is your new God.

M. SHAN Mughalingam

a) What is the grand child curious about?


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(1 mark)

b) Based from the poem, what kind of lifestyle does the younger generation lead?
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(1 mark)

c) Give an example of a modern invention that can be found today but does not exist in the
past?
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(1 mark)

d) In your opinion, who is to be blamed for the destruction of nature and give a suggestion on
how to overcome it.
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When writing your report:

you may use all the notes given


describe the events on that day
suggest way to improve the Sports Day in your school
write in not less than 150 words

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Question 7

The following are the novels studied in Literature Component in English Language

1. Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne


2. How I Met Myself - David A. Hill
3. The Raiway Children - Edith Nesbit (retold by John Escott)

Based on one of the novels above, describe an event that is the most memorable.

Provide evidence from the text to support your response.

Write :
In not less than 50 words
In continuous writing (not in note form)

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