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Text 1 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. My closest friend is my dog. There is ______________(a) old saying that ______________(b) dog is ______________(c) man's best friend and that is what Rocky is to me. Rocky is ______________(d) Alsatian and I have had him since he was ______________(e) puppy. He is ______________(f) extremely friendly dog and ______________(g) cleverest dog I have ever seen. We go for long walks and can spend ______________(h) whole day playing together. I think I am lucky to have a friend that spends so much time with me.
1. (a)

A B a A B a A B a A B a A B a A B a A B a A B a

C an D the C an D the C an D the C an D the C an D the C an

2. (b)

3.(c)

4.(d)

5.(e)

6.(f)

7.(g)

C an D the C an D the

8. (h)

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Text 2 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. It was late in the evening. A boy walking by a river was feeling quite warm. He decided to remove _____________(a) clothes and have a swim. The water turned out to be colder and much _____________ (b) than it had appeared. The boy had problems staying afloat when he _____________(c) sight of a passer-by. Help! Help! shouted the boy. Im drowning! Save _____________(d)! Instead of leaping into the water to rescue the boy, the man called out to him, You foolish boy, dont you realise that this _____________(e) not the time to be swimming at all? _____________(f) would your mother say if she knew that you _____________(g) in the river at this time of the day? I have a good mind to report you Oh, save me now, sir, interrupted the struggling boy, and _____________(h) me the lecture afterwards!
9. (a)

A her B his A deep B deeper A catch B catches A me B him A is B was A Which B Where A is B was A read B reads

C their D our C deepest D the deepest C catching D caught C them D us C are D were C What D How C am D were C reading D will read

10. (b)

11. (c)

12. (d)

13. (e)

14. (f)

15. (g)

16. (h)

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Text 3 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. I live in Kuala Lumpur, a city that is developing very quickly. Since I moved here from Ipoh, there has never been a dull moment because there are ________________(a) places to explore. My family and I try to spend ________________(b) weekend going to at least ________________(c) new place. So far, we have been to ________________(d) theme parks and at least half a dozen shopping complexes. We have also visited ________________(e) modern buildings like the KLIA and the Kuala Lumpur Tower. We spend ________________(f) time outdoors, often enjoying picnics at ________________(g) public parks and gardens. There are still ________________(h) tourist spots that we have not been to and we hope to visit all of them eventually.
17. (a)

A much B a large amount of A every B any A each B one A much B a few A much B a large amount of A every B many A any B several A plenty of B a little

C many D plenty C a D some C a little D a few C a great amount of D any C a little D some C a great deal of D a large quantity of C each D a little C much D a large amount of

18. (b)

19. (c)

20. (d)

21. (e)

22. (f)

23. (g)

24. (h)

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Text 4 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. My father did not earn a lot of money and for many years he had to rely on public transport. In order to catch the bus to work he would have to wake up ________________(a) in the morning. When it rained, he would get wet because he ________________(b) carried an umbrella. When we went out for family outings, we would travel by taxi. However, these outings were ________________(c) because taxi fares were high. After saving ________________(d), my father bought an old second-hand car and the whole family could go out more ________________(e). My father still has the car. He takes excellent care of it, ________________(f) polishing it until it shines. He ________________(g) makes sure that the car is running ________________(h).
25. (a)

A soon B quickly A sometimes B seldom A rare B often A hard B slowly A always B usually A bravely B tidily A almost B very A strongly B smoothly

C early D immediately C generally D usually C frequent D never C hardly D fast C lately D regularly C patiently D seriously C always D quite C happily D carefully

26. (b)

27. (c)

28. (d)

29. (e)

30. (f)

31. (g)

32. (h)

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Text 5 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. Our class visited a furniture factory recently. We were shown ________________(a) furniture is made. First, the timber logs are dried ________________(b) the sun. Then they are fed into a machine ________________(c) planes the sides to a smooth finish. An electric cutter ________________(d) a sharp blade cuts the logs into the required lengths. An apprentice, ________________(e) job is to assist the carpenter, nails the logs together to form frames. The frames are sandwiched between two pieces of plywood ________________(f) have been sawn to size. Decorative edgings, ________________(g) give the piece of furniture a tidy finish, are added. A carpenter, who must train for many years as an apprentice, makes more complicated pieces of furniture ________________(h) require a lot of skill. A piece of furniture is only varnished or painted when the carpenter has completed his job.
33. (a)

A how B which A on B in A when B with A in B that A who B which A that B when A with B that A when B that

C that D who C with D where C which D where C whose D with C whose D that C who D where C when D which C where D with

34. (b)

35. (c)

36. (d)

37. (e)

38. (f)

39. (g)

40. (h)

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Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. It is easy to make fish crackers. First, clean the fish ________________(a) removing the bones. Add sago, starch, salt and pepper, and pound the mixture ________________(b) it becomes soft. Remove any small bones ________________(c) pounding. Pound for at least twenty minutes ________________(d) the mixture must be fine. Divide the mixture into several rolls ________________(e) putting them into a pot of boiling water. Remove the rolls ________________(f) they float to the surface. Cut them into slices ________________(g) they are cool enough. Put them ________________(h) there is sunshine so that they dry quickly.
41. (a)

A because B so A as B although A while B if A although B because A in B where A while B when A as B although A if B so that

C before D than C where D so that C in D where C than D when C before D so that C if D because C when D so C in D where

42. (b)

43. (c)

44. (d)

45. (e)

46. (f)

47. (g)

48. (h)

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Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. Malaysia was once ruled by the British. We gained our independence ________________(a) 1957. We celebrate National Day ________________(b) 31 August every year. Hundreds ________________(c) people prepare for this occasion weeks ________________(d) the big day. The main celebration in Kuala Lumpur is usually held at Dataran Merdeka where the crowd will start to gather ________________(e) 7.00 a.m. The Prime Minister and other important guests arrive ________________(f) the next hour. The parade normally starts ________________(g) 8.30 a.m. and often lasts for more than three hours. There are other activities ________________(h) the day and these include tea parties and shows at various places.
49. (a)

A in B on A at B in A with B of A after B around A by B since A at B with A in B at A until B over

C at D for C on D by C for D in C within D before C in D until C on D within C for D on C around D throughout

50. (b)

51. (c)

52. (d)

53. (e)

54. (f)

55. (g)

56. (h)

Text 8 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer

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from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. Teacher Student Teacher Student Teacher Student Teacher Student Teacher
57. (a)

: : : : : : : : :

I told you to read the chapter on local crops, ________________(a)? Yes, ________________(b). It wasnt difficult, ________________(c)? ________________(d) Youre going to give us a test on the chapter ________________(e), teacher ? ________________(f) It will only be a few simple questions. I cannot refer to the book, ________________(g)? No, you cant. Do you have any more questions? Yes, when (h) be revising the answers with me? Lets do it at 3 p.m. today. C arent I D didnt I C you did D you are C wasnt it D was I C Yes, it wasnt. D No, it wasnt. C arent you D wont you C No, Im not. D No, I arent. C cant I D can you C shall you D wouldnt you

A am I B did I A I did B I am A was it B were you A Yes, it was. B No, it was. A are you B isnt it A Yes, I am. B Yes, I will. A can I B can it A will you B wont you

58. (b)

59. (c)

60. (d)

61. (e)

62. (f)

63. (g)

64. (h)

Text 9 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer

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from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. We all know how turtles return to the same place to lay eggs. They ________________(a) have laid eggs at a beach more than twenty years ago but they ________________(b) still find their way back. Even though they ________________(c) be thousands of miles away, they still make the journey to the same nesting ground. Scientists ________________(d) understand this interesting phenomenon. It ________________(e) be that the turtles have excellent memories. If you ________________(f) like to see turtles laying eggs, you must go to nesting grounds like the turtles islands off Sabah. You ________________(g) go between July and October because that is the peak season for turtle watching. In the past, thousands of turtles ________________(h) arrive at the islands. Now, you can find only a few hundred at the most.
65. (a)

A can B will A may B can A should B will A cannot B used to A would B could A will B may A would B cannot A used to B can

C may D must C might D cannot C would D may C must D could C will D cannot C would D should C will D should C may D must

66. (b)

67. (c)

68. (d)

69. (e)

70. (f)

71. (g)

72. (h)

Text 10 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank.

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I know how important it is to keep fit and healthy. I admit, I ________________(a) to exercise when I was young. It was only when I became very sickly that I decided ________________(b) better care of my health. I used to avoid ________________(c) in any sport but now I enjoy ________________(d) twice a week. I also go ________________(e) in the park near my house every evening. I intend ________________(f) how to play either tennis or squash soon. Previously, I disliked ________________(g) vegetables and I only pretended ________________(h) them when I had meals with my family. Now I choose to have them every day.
73. (a)

A hated B to hate A take B to take A participate B to participate A swim B swimming A jog B jogged A learn B to learn A eating B was eating A like B liked

C hating D am hating C taking D took C participated D participating C to swim D is swimming C to jog D jogging C learning D learnt C ate D eat C liking D to like

74. (b)

75. (c)

76. (d)

77. (e)

78. (f)

79. (g)

80. (h)

Text 11 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer

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from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. I overheard a conversation between two men today. One of them ________________(a) called Sam and the other Pete. Sam said that he ________________(b) a plan to rob a bank. He explained that his sister worked in a bank and she ________________(c) tell them how to break in. Pete said that he ________________(d) not want to commit a crime. However, Sam convinced Pete that nothing ________________(e) be easier. He claimed that he ________________(f) up with a very safe plan. While they ________________(g) the plan in great detail, I ________________(h) hard to listen to every word. Sam said that the next day was the best time to do the job.
81. (a)

A is B had A has B was A will B would A did B had A can B was A will come B can come A are discussing B were discussing A was tried B would try

C was D were C is D had C was D has C is D was C may D could C had come D must come C had discussed D were discussed C am trying D tried

82. (b)

83. (c)

84. (d)

85. (e)

86. (f)

87. (g)

88. (h)

Text 12 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer

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from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. I recently applied for an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card and my father taught me how to use it. ________________(a) he took me to the bank where there was an ATM located in front of the building. At the ATM, he showed me ________________(b) how to correctly insert the card into the slot. ________________(c) he told me to press the button for the choice of languages. I had to key in my pin number ________________(d) but before doing that, I had to refer to my number because I still had not memorised it. ________________(e) I typed in the number and pressed the Enter button. ________________(f) I chose the option for cash withdrawal. ________________(g) I typed in the amount I wanted to withdraw and pressed the Enter button. ________________(h) I pressed the Yes button in response to the inquiry on the screen if a transaction slip was needed. After retrieving my card and removing the money and slip from the machine, the transaction was completed.
89. (a)

A Before B To begin with A first of all B then A First B Then A after B to conclude A First B Last A Next B After A To end B Then A Before B To start

C After D Next C finally D after that C Finally D Before C next D to begin with C Final D After that C Before D To conclude C In the first place D Lastly C Finally D After

90. (b)

91. (c)

92. (d)

93. (e)

94. (f)

95. (g)

96. (h)

Text 13 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer

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from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. Mermaids are creatures that do not exist in real life but only in the folklore of almost all peoples, including our Malaysian legendary tales. They are supposed to ________________(a) beautiful creatures that live in the sea, half-human ________________(b) half-fish. Mermaids are usually represented as having human bodies as ________________(c) as the waist, with fish-like tails ________________(d) the waist down. In addition to mermaids, there ________________(e) supposed to be mermen as well. There is a ________________(f) story of a mermaid who falls in love with ________________(g) human being. She lives with him for a time and then________________(h) some promise is broken, she returns to her true home in the sea.
97. (a)

A be B have A but B although A deep B far to B at are B were A silly B frightening B a or B because

C being D are C and D or C long D high C on D from C have D had C funny D famous C an D the C so D but

98. (b)

99. (c)

100. (d) A

101. (e) A

102. (f)

103. (g) A

104. (h) A

Text 14 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank.

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The cat family is commonly divided into two groups: big cats and small cats. Both groups are meat eaters and they have ________________(a), pointed teeth and claws. Their bodies are covered ________________(b) sleek fur, and they have large eyes with excellent vision. There ________________(c) a few features other than size that ________________(d) the two groups apart. The main difference is that small cats ________________(e) purr continuously but cannot roar, while big cats are able to roar ________________(f) not purr continuously. The big cat that is commonly known as the black panther ________________(g), in fact, a leopard. A panther is not a different animal at all but it is just ________________(h) old-fashioned name for a leopard. The leopard is the more widespread member of the cat family.
105. (a) A

sharp B cute in B with is B have set B cause must B may A and B but does B was a B an

C soft D blunt C on D for C are D were C make D describe C can D could C or D so C has D is C any D the

106. (b) A

107. (c) A

108. (d) A

109. (e) A

110. (f)

111. (g) A

112. (h) A

Text 15 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank.

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It is common knowledge that many types of insects eat plants. However, ________________(a) people know that there are at least three different types of plants that feed ________________(b) insects. We also often think that plants are delicate and ________________(c) but each of the insect-eating plants seems to be as cunning and cruel as any animal that goes hunting for ________________(d) food. The best known of insect-eating plants ________________(e) the Pitcher plant which grows in Borneo and tropical Asia. It produces a ________________(f) juice that attracts insects. To drink the nectar, the insect has to climb ________________(g) the rim of the plant which is shaped like a pitcher. The inside of the pitcher is ________________(h) smooth that the insect slides down to the bottom where a pool of liquid awaits it. The insect drowns and the liquid digests the insect.
113. (a) A

many B a lot of on B from harmful B dangerous their its

C few D most C for D with C strong D harmless C our D your C was D has C sour D sweet C in D under C so D too

114. (b) A

115. (c) A

116. (d) A

B
117. (e) A

is B are A bitter B salty over with

118. (f)

119. (g) A

B
120. (h) A

very B quite

Text 16 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank.

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We all know that the universe is huge. What nobody knows is ________________(a) many stars actually exist. One reason is that we cannot see ________________(b) of them even with the most ________________(c) telescope. The earth we live ________________(d) is just a tiny planet, not a star. It revolves ________________(e) a medium-sized star which is ________________(f) sun. The sun is only one of thousands of millions of stars ________________(g) a galaxy called the Milky Way. It is hard to imagine that the Milky Way is only one of the many million of ________________(h) in space. Yet it is so big that light takes a hundred thousand years to cross from one side of it to the other.
121. (a) A

how B where none B much power B powerless by B on with B from A any B some on in

C why D what C all D a little of C powerful D empowered C for D at C round D into C a D the C at D by C stars D suns

122. (b) A

123. (c) A

124. (d) A

125. (e) A

126. (f)

127. (g) A

B
128. (h) A

galaxies B planets

Text 17 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank.

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An early morning scene is a wonder to behold. Everything ________(a) quiet while people are still sleeping. Birds _________(b) merrily while leaves rustle in accompaniment. Tiny drops of dew __________(c) on the petals of flowers and the cool morning air _______(d) fresh and fragrant. With sunrise, the outdoors ________(e) transformed into a golden fairyland and your heart_______(f) with awe at the splendid sight. At sunset, the rays of the sun ________(g) the outdoors in warm colours. As day _______(h) into night, the air gets cooler, the atmosphere _________(i) more peaceful. The sounds of nature ________(j) heard once more when people go to bed.
129. (a)

A is B was sings B is singing rest B is rested smell B smells is B does A fill B has filled bathe B is bathing turn B turns A become B have become A is B are

C are D were C sing D singing C rests D resting C is smelling D has smelled C has D are C fills D is filling C bathes D are bathed C was turning D have turned C becomes D are becoming C have D has

130. (b) A

131. (c) A

132. (d) A

133. (e) A

134. (f)

135. (g) A

136. (h) A

137. (i)

138. (j)

Text 18 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank.

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Bako is one of Southeast Asias smallest national parks and one of the most interesting and accessible. In addition, Bako ________________(a) Sarawaks oldest national park and ________________(b) been a protected area since 1957. Bakos main claim to fame ________________(c) in its huge variety of plant and animal species. You can ________________(d) almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo at Bako. Animals ________________(e) in abundance and you ________________(f) not have to look very hard to find long-tailed macaque monkeys, monitor lizards and squirrels. Some friendly animals even ________________(g) around the chalets of visitors. Bakos mangrove forests ________________(h) home to the rare proboscis monkey and the forests ________________(i) some excellent bird watching. Over 150 different bird species ________________(j) been recorded at Bako, including some rare ones.
139. (a) A

is B are was B is lie B was lying see B are seeing B exists has existed

C has D was C have D has C lies D are lying C sees D has seen C exist D were existing C were D have C roams D was roaming C are D have C provides D is providing C has D have

140. (b) A

141. (c) A

142. (d) A

143. (e) A

144. (f)

A are B do roam B has roamed is B has A provide B has provided A were B are

145. (g) A

146. (h) A

147. (i)

148. (j)

Text 19 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank.

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I am planning to take my little cousins to Taman Tasik Perdana. We ________________(a) have a picnic lunch under the trees. If they do not find it boring, we ________________(b) spend the afternoon fishing at the lake. An alternative plan ________________(c) be to play some games although I am not very keen on that idea because I ________________(d) have to do the organising. If I ________________(e) think of anything better, I________________(f) ask them to take a nap under the shady trees! In the evening, I had promised them some time at the childrens playground so I ________________(g) let them have some time there. I ________________(h) keep my word about that promise. While they are playing I ________________(i) go jogging around the lake if I still have enough energy left over from the days activities. Before going home, we ________________(j) decide to go for a snack. I only hope I will still have strength left after spending an afternoon with five energetic kids.
149. (a) A

can B must should B ought to shall B must can B shall cannot B will A must B cannot could B may should B can A cannot B might A should B must

C cannot D would C could D must C cannot D would C could D must C may D might C should D will C must D can C could D might C must D should C may D cannot

150. (b) A

151. (c) A

152. (d) A

153. (e) A

154. (f)

155. (g) A

156. (h) A

157. (i)

158. (j)

Text 20 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer

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from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. There are some people who have a fear of flying. They prefer other forms of transportation even if ________________(a) takes a much longer time to get to ________________(b) destinations. My mother is one of ________________(c) people. It is hard to understand that ________________(d) fear of flying has prevented ____________________(e) from taking any flights till now. My brother is only slightly better than my mother. At least ________________(f) has flown once. Unfortunately, the flight was not a smooth one and ________________(g) made ________________(h) vow never to fly again. I am totally different from ________________(i). I am looking forward eagerly to ________________(j) first flight.
159. (a) A

it B its those B they this B that its B she it B her A she B he this B these C me

C they D I C them D their C these D them C her D herself C we D she C they D him C that D he D them C it D this C my D mine

160. (b) A

161. (c) A

162. (d) A

163. (e) A

164. (f)

165. (g) A

166.

(h)A her B him A me B them A our B myself

167. (i)

168. (j)

Text 21 My friend Beng Heng has an uncle who used to perform as a firewalker in a circus. We had

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always wanted to visit him but we never had the chance. During the school holidays, Beng Heng was feeling as ________________(a) I was. So, when his uncle invited us to stay with him for a few days, we ________________(b) jumped at the offer. We kept on begging him to teach us how to walk on a pit of fire and he ________________(c) agreed! Uncle ________________(d) prepared us for the feat. For a week, he ________________(e) taught us that pain was in the mind and that we must not focus on it. For me, the ________________(f) part of all was fasting because I love eating! Beng Heng found the meditating ________________(g) than fasting because he hates to sit still and do nothing. By the time we were ready to walk on a pit of fire, I was as ________________(h) as a cat because I was confident I could do it. Boon Heng was ________________(i) than I have ever seen him. To my amazement, it was indeed a painless experience! That was the ________________(j) thing I have ever done.
169. (a) A

bore B boringly noisily B loudly quickly B eventually carefully B clearly happily B anxiously A difficulty B difficult hard B harder

C bored D boring C suddenly D immediately C seriously D strongly C smartly D bravely C patiently D finally C more difficult D most difficult C hardly D hardest C calmly D calmest C more nervous D most nervous C most excited D most exciting

170. (b) A

171. (c) A

172. (d) A

173. (e) A

174. (f)

175. (g) A

176. (h) A

calm B calmer A B nervous more nervously

177. (i)

179. (j)

A excited B more exciting

Text 22 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer

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from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. Being a government servant, my father is transferred from one job position to another very often. I remember ________________(a) from town to town since I was young and how I hated it because it meant ________________(b) old friends and ________________(c) new ones all over again. However, I grew ________________(d) the experience of ________________(e) new places and gradually developed an interest in ________________(f). Last year, my parents let me ________________(g) on a tour of the northern states and I managed ________________(h) more than a dozen towns. My trip made me ________________(i) how beautiful Malaysia is. Now I am saving money for more trips because I long ________________(j) as much of our lovely country as possible.
180. (a) A

move B moving leave B to leave to make B made liking B to like exploring B to explore A travel B to travelling go B to go visit B visiting A realise B realised A see B to seeing

C to move D moved C leaving D left C make D making C like D to liking C explore D exploration C to travel D travelling C went D going C to visit D visited C realising D to realising C seeing D to see

181. (b) A

182. (c) A

183. (d) A

184. (e) A

185. (f)

186. (g) A

187. (h) A

188. (i)

189. (j)

Text 23 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank.

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To make paper gift bags, you must have crepe paper, glue and some silver string. Decide on the size of the bag and ________________(a) draw two rectangles on the crepe paper. Cut out the rectangles ________________(b) glue the two pieces together along the two long sides and one short side. ________________(c) you want neater work, fold the edges and tuck them in ________________(d) gluing. You can decorate the bag any way you like ________________(e) using stickers is the simplest way of doing it. You can ________________(f) do some embroidery ________________(g) sew some sequins on it. _____________(h), fill the bag with your gifts. ________________(i), tie it with the silver string. Gift bags are cheap ________________(j) economical to make.
190. (a) A

so B thus and B because Also B If and B although but B because A as well as B furthermore but B or B Consequently Hence

C then D next C but D or C Besides D However C or D before C so D while C also D therefore C while D although C Next D Lastly C In addition D Finally C but D because

191. (b) A

192. (c) A

193. (d) A

194. (e) A

195. (f)

196. (g) A

197. (h) A

198. (i)

A On the other hand B As a result A as well as B than

199. (j)

Text 24

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Charts may be used to show information according to ethnic race, religious groups, brands and places. A chart on the spending _______________(a) of different races will have segments for Malays, Chinese, ________________(b) and probably one called Other. Falling under ________________(c) Other are races (apart from the three mentioned) such as ________________(d) Kadazan or Murut. When the information covers religious groups, you will probably find segments on ________________(e) Muslims, ________________(f) Christians and ________________(g). Brands of products such as ________________(h) Milo, Nescafe or Ovaltine may appear in a chart showing popular drinks among consumers. Names of places like major countries such as ________________(i) United States of America and ________________(j) England frequently appear in charts containing information on international trade.
200. (a) A

way B style India B Tamil B an B a

C design D pattern C Indian D Indians C a D the C the D an C an D a C Buddhist D Buddhists C Hindus D Hindi C a D an C an D a C the D an

201. (b) A

202. (c) A

203. (d) A

204. (e) A

B the A Buddha B Buddhism Hindu B Hinduism B the -

205. (f)

206. (g) A

207. (h) A

208. (i)

A B the A B a

209. (j)

Text 25 Teacher

If you wish to be excused from school early, you must complete this form. ________________(a) your full name,

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Student Teacher Student Teacher

: : : :

Student
210. (a) A

________________(b) your address and ________________(c) the reason you want to be excused. ________________(d) your father sign the form. ________________(e) my mother sign? My father is overseas. If your mother is going to sign it, ________________(f) the word father below the signature. ________________(g) explain to me what this sentence means, sir. It means that you have to ________________(h) the form to the headmaster. ________________(i) sure you do so before you leave. ________________(j) me look at the form before you give it to the headmaster. Thank for your help, sir. C Sign D Complete C fill up D fill in C state D speak C Will D Is C Will D Shall C include D delete C Please D Thanks C hand out D hand to C D C D Remember Must Show Lend

Copy B Write fill B fill out say B tell Have B Help Would B Can A choose B tick Can B Sorry hand in B hand on

211. (b) A

212. (c) A

213. (d) A

214. (e) A

215. (f)

216. (g) A

217. (h) A

218. (i)

A Kindly B Make 219. (j) A Give B Let

Text 26 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer

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from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. A B A B A B A B A Besides common drugs such as heroin, young people are now turning to pills like Ecstasy. The drug problem has become very serious, ________________(a) it? : Indeed. ________________(b) do you think is the worse of the two kinds of drugs? : Both are equally bad. ________________(c) you imagine the damage drugs do to your body? : Theyre like slow killers, ________________(d) they? ________________ (e) will addicts realise that? : Probably never. ________________(f) you ever seen addicts injecting themselves with heroin? : Only in movies. They think of nothing else but their drugs, ________________(g) they? : Right. ________________(h) is to be blamed for this state of affairs? Some people say the drug pushers. : I would say, parents. ________________(i) cant they stop their kids from taking drugs? : ________________(j) they listen to their parents? Not many will. isnt B hasnt Which B How Are B Have B
224. (e) A

220. (a) A

C is D has C What D Why C Can D Will C dont D arent C What D Why C Are D Were C dont D will C What D Who

221. (b) A

222. (c) A

223. (d) A

havent werent

Where B When A Have B Do are B cant Whose B Which

225. (f)

226. (g) A

227. (h) A

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A How B Why A Will B Had

C Where D When C Should D Are

229. (j)

Text 27 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. There is a new type of postcard in town called the Multi Card. These postcards ________________(a) as greeting cards, decorative gift cards or invitation cards. They ________________(b) as bookmarks too. The card ________________(c) individually, thus making them collectors items. They ________________(d) in a special Multi Card album. The cards ________________(e) in Europe, America Australia for a few years and ________________(f) locally at the end of 1998. Prior to its introduction, more than a thousand cards ________________(g) away to gauge the local response, which turned out to be very encouraging. Currently, the cards ________________(h) by overseas designers but plans are afoot to have local talents design them. Multi Cards _______________(i) outside the Klang Valley within the next month. They ________________(j) in fixed numbers as only packs of six, twelve or eighteen cards are available.
230. (a) A

may use B may be using can use B can be used number B are numbering are kept should keep

C may be used D may have used C must be used D will be used C numbered D is numbered C should kept D should have kept C are accepted widely D have accepted widely C are introduced D will be introduced

231. (b) A

232. (c) A

233. (d) A

B
234. (e) A

have been widely accepted B have widely accepted A were introduced B have been introduced

235. (f)

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236. (g)

A are given B had been given is produced B has been produced A are distributed B have been distributed A were bought B must be bought

C are being given D may be given C were produced D are being produced C will be distributed D were distributed C have bought D had bought

237. (h) A

238. (i)

239. (j)

Text 28 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. Chicken pox is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. You can become infected through bodily contact with ________________(a) infected person, or through inhaling infected droplets ________________(b) that person coughs or sneezes. Humans are the only known carriers ________________(c) the chickenpox virus. Thats why when someone in your family gets it, you have a very ________________(d) chance of getting infected. Everyone is at risk as ________________(e) as they are not immune to the virus. Usually, a person gets chickenpox once in his ________________(f). It is very rare that he gets it a second time once his bodys defense mechanism ________________(g) immune to the virus. The symptoms in young children ________________(h) skin blisters with pus, tiredness, headache and fever. In adults, the symptoms are about 10 to 25 times more ________________(i) as they suffer a ________________(j) of appetite, pain in the joints, muscles pain and very high fever. 240. (a)A B an
241. (b) A

C a D the C when D whom C to D for C weak D high

why B where of B with much B quick

242. (c) A

243. (d) A

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244. (e) A

well B bad A life B lifetime is B was include B included

C long D since C living D livelihood C has D does C includes D including C better D worse C loss D losing

245. (f)

246. (g) A

247. (h) A

248. (i) A bad B serious


249. (j)

A lose B lost

Text 29

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Of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the only one that still stands today is the Great Pyramid of Cheops. It measures 230 metres along the base on each side and covers ________________(a) area of five hectares. It is estimated that there ________________(b) a total of 2.6 million blocks, weighing 7 million tons in all, making up the three ________________(c) structures. These were cut from neighboring quarries, transported to the site and hoisted ________________(d) place. Napoleon, the great General from France, once calculated that by using ________________(e) from all three of the pyramids, it ________________(f) have been possible to encircle the whole of France with a defensive wall 30 centimetres ________________(g) and 3 meters high. The King of Egypt, ________________(h) reigned more than 4500 years ago, ________________(i) instructed his people to build the Pyramids as ________________(j) final resting place. The builders constructed a series of inner passages leading to his burial chamber.
250. (a) A

B an was B have big B giant on B of workers B materials A can B must thick B long who B which A was B has A its B his

C a D the C are D had C nice D ordinary C to D into C machines D equipment C will D would C wide D high C whom D whose C had D did C their D they

251. (b) A

252. (c) A

253. (d) A

254. (e) A

255. (f)

256. (g) A

257. (h) A

258. (i)

259. (j)

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The people of Sarawak all seem to share an artistic talent. Almost ________________(a) ethnic group produces excellent handicrafts. One of ________________(b) is the pua kumbu, the well-known blanket made by Iban women. The patterns are based on traditional beliefs ________________(c) include symbols of the supernatural. Another handicraft is woodcarving with the ________________(d) known of Sarawaks woodcarvers being the Orang Ulu, particularly ________________(e) Kayan and Kenyah tribes. They are famed ________________(f) their superb wildlife carvings. The Orang Ulu are _______________(g) Sarawaks beadwork experts. Great value is placed on fine beadwork and items are passed down from ________________(h) to daughter for generations. Rattan-weaving and basket-making ________________(i) other important handicraft items. The best rattan weavers are the Penan and they weave intricate coloured patterns into the simplest articles ________________(j) as mats and baskets. Rattan is the main material for producing mats, baskets and household utensils in Sarawak.
260. (a) A

all B a lot of it B handicraft but B and B best famous an C so

C some D every C them D they D because C handy D very C a D the C for D on C as well as D besides C grandmother D brother C was D are B just C such D example

261. (b) A

262. (c) A

263. (d) A

264. (e) A

B
265. (f)

A with B in however B also mother B sister A is B have A like

266. (g) A

267. (h) A

268. (i)

269. (j)

Text 31

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Ants are tiny insects found in countless places. They ________________(a) in a highly organised society of their own. They build homes, find food and protect their homes _______________(b) enemies. The three types of members in the ant colony _______________(c) the queen, the male and the worker. An ant colony is started by a queen, a fertile female that leaves _______________(d) colony and goes off to mate. After mating, it sheds its wings and builds a nest in which to _______________(e) its eggs. The first eggs produce workers _______________(f) take care of the queen and feed the young. They also enlarge the nest to make room for _______________(g) constantly increasing population. Later, after the colony is well established, the queen lays eggs that develop into _______________(h) and fertile females. Each of these females eventually _______________(i) the home colony to start its own colony and the life cycle is repeated. _______________(j), all it takes to form a colony of thousands of ants is a single queen ant that has mated.
270. (a) A

born B live to B for is B was B its his

C stay D grow C from D with C are D have C their D our C laid D laying C whom D which C a D the C men D girls C leaves D disappears C However D In addition

271. (b) A

272. (c) A

273. (d) A

274. (e) A

lie B lay A where B whose B an boys B males A leave B escape A Thus B Furthermore

275. (f)

276. (g) A

277. (h) A

278. (i)

279. (j)

Text 32

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Pn. Salmah was collecting the examination fees. She called the students one _________(a) one to the front of the class and collected the money from them. Soon it was Ravi's turn. He went to the teacher's table and _________(b) his wallet. To his horror, he found no money inside. Ravi was extremely shocked. His mother had given him RM15 that morning to pay his examination fees. He told Pn. Salmah that his money _________(c). Pn. Salmah asked him to check _________(d) for the money. Ravi returned to his place and searched through his pockets and bag. Still, he _________(e) not find the money. He became very worried. For the rest of the day, Ravi couldn't _________(f) on his studies. He was very anxious about the missing money. He knew that his parents would be angry if he told them that he had lost _________(g). Just before school was over, a lady entered the classroom. Ravi was surprised to see that it was his mother. She handed the money over to Pn Salmah. Ravi had _________(h) to take the money to school. He had left it in on the dining table at home. Ravi was so _________(i) that the money was safe. He did not mind being scolded by his mother for being so _________(j).
280. (a) A

for B to laid down B took out was missing B missed B hastily carelessly

C by D with C look up D fill up C has missed D missing C noisily D thoroughly C could D should C learn D concentrate C their D it C forget D forgotten C relieved D relieving B disheartened C guilty D careless

281. (b) A

282. (c) A

283. (d) A

284. (e) A

would B might A think B listen them B its forgot B forgets A relief B relieve A careful

285. (f)

286. (g) A

287. (h) A

288. (i)

289. (j)

Text 33 Newspapers have become part and parcel of modern life. We find it impossible to get

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_________(a) without reading the days newspaper. Many people read the newspapers first thing in the morning. Some people like to _________(b) at the headlines on the front page while others are more interested in the sports section. The main function of a newspaper is _________(c) news. The newspapers get the local news from their local reporters. However, they get news from other parts of the world _________(d) news agencies. Some major newspapers also employ reporters in the major cities of the world. These people _________(e) their respective newspapers with important news items on past, present and future events. Readers want to find out what is happening at home and _________(f). A good newspaper has something for _________(g). It has to cater to all types of people including children. That is why most newspapers have comic strips. Cartoons are liked by children and _________(h) adults. They make us smile and forget our troubles. The sports section is also very _________(i). There, readers can find the latest news in the Sports World. _________(j) important part of the newspaper is the views of the editor which is written in The Editorial.
290. (a) A

from B to glance B see provides B provide B besides by

C by D over C peep D stare C provided D to provide C through D also C supplied D supplying C away D foreign C everyone D no one C already D even C well-known D unknown B Another C Whatever D Wherever

291. (b) A

292. (c) A

293. (d) A

294. (e) A

supply B supplies A outstation B abroad someone B anyone yet B still A famous B popular A Some

295. (f)

296. (g) A

297. (h) A

298. (i)

299. (j)

Text 34

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Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. The water shortage in the Klang Valley has affected the business of a nasi briyani stall. Wahidah, who is the _________(a) of Nasi Briyani Cik Dah, said that not only has her business _________(b), but a lot of money had to be spent on _________(c) containers to store water. My business _________(d) by at least 30%. Many of my regular customers have stopped coming here. _________(e) must be wondering how I can _________(f) and cook food without water. I have spent a lot of money _________(g) of the water problem. To ensure that there _________(h) sufficient water, I have spent over RM4000 buying containers to _________(i) water. Then I also _________(j) to hire a lorry to bring the water to me. Each day the lorry makes 15 trips so that there is continuous supply, said Wahidah.
300. (a) A

seller B buyer suffer B suffered to buy B buy B have dropped having dropped D I

C owner D worker C suffering D to suffer C bought D buying C has dropped D had dropped C He C prepare D preparing C as D due to C D some C stored D store C has D to

301. (b) A

302. (c) A

303. (d) A

304. (e) A

They B We A prepares B prepared so B because is B are A stores B storing A having B have

305. (f)

306. (g) A

307. (h) A

308. (i)

309. (j)

Text 35

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The orang utans, unlike the chimpanzees, do not live in groups. This is because the orang utans live _________(a) fruits, and the fruits they prefer are scattered all over the jungle making it difficult for one area _________(b) a large group of apes. However, this lifestyle does not _________(c) that the orang utans are unsociable beasts. If a particular part of the jungle _________(d) an abundance of fruits they prefer, groups of 5 to 6 orang utans are seen _________(e) together, sharing and eating them. During high fruit periods, that is when there _________(f) an abundance of fruits, the orang utans tend to eat a lot. The fruits they _________(g) usually contain high calories, such as the durians and the rambutans. Just _________(h) humans, the orang utans store up fat in their bodies. But during low-fruit periods, the apes _________(i) feed on less nutritious food such as leaves, ginger and the inner layers of tree barks. It is during this lean time that the fat _________(j) in their bodies is burnt up to help them to survive.
310. (a) A

on B with to support B to survive meaning B meant B has had

C in D by C to live D to give C means D mean C having D have C gathered D has gathered C have D has C eat D ate C with D to C has D will C store D stored

311. (b) A

312. (c) A

313. (d) A

314. (e) A

gathering B gather A are B is eating B eaten like B for A shall B have A stores B storing

315. (f)

316. (g) A

317. (h) A

318. (i)

319. (j)

Text 36 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer

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from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. This is the story of a special four-year-old girl, Loke Kim Hee, who wants to follow her neighbours children _________(a) attend the nearby kindergarten. However, she can only do so if she _________(b) surgery to repair a hole-in-the-heart problem. Kim Hee suffers from this condition from _________(c). Her condition was detected when she _________(d) two weeks old. According to her mother, ee Sook Foong, her _________(e) condition is getting worse. She is often short of _________(f) and her fingernails are now slightly blue. Kim Hee _________(g) to undergo a corrective heart surgery to _________(h) the hole in her heart as soon as possible. But Sook Foong is unable to raise the RM29 000 needed for the _________(i). Sook Foong is _________(j) for donations so that her daughter can lead a normal life.
320. (a) A

to B in undergone B undergo born B birth B is be

C by D over C undergoing D undergoes C birthing D borne C are D was C daughters D daughters C breathe D air C needing D needs C closing D closes C surgeon D hospital C appealed D appeals

321. (b) A

322. (c) A

323. (d) A

324. (e) A

daughters B daughter A breath B breathing need B needed closed B close A operation B heart A appeal B appealing

325. (f)

326. (g) A

327. (h) A

328. (i)

329. (j)

ANSWERS TEXT COMPLETION


Text 1

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Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. My closest friend is my dog. There is ______________(a) old saying that ______________(b) dog is ______________(c) man's best friend and that is what Rocky is to me. Rocky is ______________(d) Alsatian and I have had him since he was ______________(e) puppy. He is ______________(f) extremely friendly dog and ______________(g) cleverest dog I have ever seen. We go for long walks and can spend ______________(h) whole day playing together. I think I am lucky to have a friend that spends so much time with me.
1. (a)

A B a

C an D the

Answer: C
2. (b)

A B a

C an D the

Answer: D
3.(c)

A B a

C an D the

Answer: A
4.(d)

A B a

C an D the

Answer: C
5.(e)

A B a

C an D the

Answer: B
6.(f)

A B a

C an

Answer: C
7.(g)

A B a

C an D the

Answer: D

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A B a

C an D the

Answer: D Text 2 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. It was late in the evening. A boy walking by a river was feeling quite warm. He decided to remove _____________(a) clothes and have a swim. The water turned out to be colder and much _____________ (b) than it had appeared. The boy had problems staying afloat when he _____________(c) sight of a passer-by. Help! Help! shouted the boy. Im drowning! Save _____________(d)! Instead of leaping into the water to rescue the boy, the man called out to him, You foolish boy, dont you realise that this _____________(e) not the time to be swimming at all? _____________(f) would your mother say if she knew that you _____________(g) in the river at this time of the day? I have a good mind to report you Oh, save me now, sir, interrupted the struggling boy, and _____________(h) me the lecture afterwards!
9. (a)

A her B his

C their D our

Answer: B
10. (b)

A deep B deeper

C deepest D the deepest

Answer: B
11. (c)

A catch B catches

C catching D caught

Answer: D
12. (d)

A me B him

C them D us

Answer: A
13. (e)

A is B was

C are D were

Answer: A

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14. (f)

A Which B Where

C What D How

Answer: C
15. (g)

A is B was

C am D were

Answer: D
16. (h)

A read B reads

C reading D will read

Answer: A Text 3 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. I live in Kuala Lumpur, a city that is developing very quickly. Since I moved here from Ipoh, there has never been a dull moment because there are ________________(a) places to explore. My family and I try to spend ________________(b) weekend going to at least ________________(c) new place. So far, we have been to ________________(d) theme parks and at least half a dozen shopping complexes. We have also visited ________________(e) modern buildings like the KLIA and the Kuala Lumpur Tower. We spend ________________(f) time outdoors, often enjoying picnics at ________________(g) public parks and gardens. There are still ________________(h) tourist spots that we have not been to and we hope to visit all of them eventually.
17. (a)

A much B a large amount of

C many D plenty

Answer: C
18. (b)

A every B any

C a D some

Answer: A
19. (c)

A each B one

C a little D a few

Answer: B

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20. (d)

A much B a few

C a great amount of D any

Answer: B
21. (e)

A much B a large amount of

C a little D some

Answer: D
22. (f)

A every B many

C a great deal of D a large quantity of

Answer: C
23. (g)

A any B several

C each D a little

Answer: B
24. (h)

A plenty of B a little

C much D a large amount of

Answer: A Text 4 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. My father did not earn a lot of money and for many years he had to rely on public transport. In order to catch the bus to work he would have to wake up ________________(a) in the morning. When it rained, he would get wet because he ________________(b) carried an umbrella. When we went out for family outings, we would travel by taxi. However, these outings were ________________(c) because taxi fares were high. After saving ________________(d), my father bought an old second-hand car and the whole family could go out more ________________(e). My father still has the car. He takes excellent care of it, ________________(f) polishing it until it shines. He ________________(g) makes sure that the car is running ________________(h).
25. (a)

A soon B quickly

C early D immediately

Answer: C

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26. (b)

A sometimes B seldom

C generally D usually

Answer: B
27. (c)

A rare B often

C frequent D never

Answer: A
28. (d)

A hard B slowly

C hardly D fast

Answer: A
29. (e)

A always B usually

C lately D regularly

Answer: D
30.(f)

A bravely B tidily

C patiently D seriously

Answer: C
31. (g)

A almost B very

C always D quite

Answer: C
32. (h)

A strongly B smoothly

C happily D carefully

Answer: B

Text 5 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank.

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Our class visited a furniture factory recently. We were shown ________________(a) furniture is made. First, the timber logs are dried ________________(b) the sun. Then they are fed into a machine ________________(c) planes the sides to a smooth finish. An electric cutter ________________(d) a sharp blade cuts the logs into the required lengths. An apprentice, ________________(e) job is to assist the carpenter, nails the logs together to form frames. The frames are sandwiched between two pieces of plywood ________________(f) have been sawn to size. Decorative edgings, ________________(g) give the piece of furniture a tidy finish, are added. A carpenter, who must train for many years as an apprentice, makes more complicated pieces of furniture ________________(h) require a lot of skill. A piece of furniture is only varnished or painted when the carpenter has completed his job.
33. (a)

A how B which

C that D who

Answer: A
34. (b)

A on B in

C with D where

Answer: B
35. (c)

A when B with

C which D where

Answer: C
36. (d)

A in B that

C whose D with

Answer: D
37. (e)

A who B which

C whose D that

Answer: C
38. (f)

A that B when

C who D where

Answer: A
39. (g)

A with B that

C when D which

Answer: D

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A when B that

C where D with

Answer: B Text 6 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. It is easy to make fish crackers. First, clean the fish ________________(a) removing the bones. Add sago, starch, salt and pepper, and pound the mixture ________________(b) it becomes soft. Remove any small bones ________________(c) pounding. Pound for at least twenty minutes ________________(d) the mixture must be fine. Divide the mixture into several rolls ________________(e) putting them into a pot of boiling water. Remove the rolls ________________(f) they float to the surface. Cut them into slices ________________(g) they are cool enough. Put them ________________(h) there is sunshine so that they dry quickly.
41. (a)

A because B so

C before D than

Answer: C
42. (b)

A as B although

C where D so that

Answer: D
43. (c)

A while B if

C in D where

Answer: A
44. (d)

A although B because

C than D when

Answer: B

45. (e)

A in B where

C before D so that

Answer: C
46. (f)

A while

C if

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B when Answer: B
47. (g)

D because

A as B although

C when D so

Answer: C
48. (h)

A if B so that

C in D where

Answer: D Text 7 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. Malaysia was once ruled by the British. We gained our independence ________________(a) 1957. We celebrate National Day ________________(b) 31 August every year. Hundreds ________________(c) people prepare for this occasion weeks ________________(d) the big day. The main celebration in Kuala Lumpur is usually held at Dataran Merdeka where the crowd will start to gather ________________(e) 7.00 a.m. The Prime Minister and other important guests arrive ________________(f) the next hour. The parade normally starts ________________(g) 8.30 a.m. and often lasts for more than three hours. There are other activities ________________(h) the day and these include tea parties and shows at various places.
49. (a)

A in B on

C at D for

Answer: A
50. (b)

A at B in

C on D by

Answer: C

51. (c)

A with B of

C for D in

Answer: B
52. (d)

A after B around

C within D before

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Answer: D
53. (e)

A by B since

C in D until

Answer: A
54. (f)

A at B with

C on D within

Answer: D
55. (g)

A in B at

C for D on

Answer: B
56. (h)

A until B over

C around D throughout

Answer: D Text 8 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. Teacher Student Teacher Student Teacher Student Teacher Student Teacher
57. (a)

: : : : : : : : :

I told you to read the chapter on local crops, ________________(a)? Yes, ________________(b). It wasnt difficult, ________________(c)? ________________(d) Youre going to give us a test on the chapter ________________(e), teacher ? ________________(f) It will only be a few simple questions. I cannot refer to the book, ________________(g)? No, you cant. Do you have any more questions? Yes, when (h) be revising the answers with me? Lets do it at 3 p.m. today. C arent I D didnt I

A am I B did I

Answer: D
58. (b)

A I did

C you did

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B I am Answer: C
59. (c)

D you are

A was it B were you

C wasnt it D was I

Answer: A
60. (d)

A Yes, it was. B No, it was.

C Yes, it wasnt. D No, it wasnt.

Answer: A
61. (e)

A are you B isnt it

C arent you D wont you

Answer: C
62. (f)

A Yes, I am. B Yes, I will.

C No, Im not. D No, I arent.

Answer: A
63. (g)

A can I B can it

C cant I D can you

Answer: A
64. (h)

A will you B wont you

C shall you D wouldnt you

Answer: A

Text 9 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. We all know how turtles return to the same place to lay eggs. They ________________(a)

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have laid eggs at a beach more than twenty years ago but they ________________(b) still find their way back. Even though they ________________(c) be thousands of miles away, they still make the journey to the same nesting ground. Scientists ________________(d) understand this interesting phenomenon. It ________________(e) be that the turtles have excellent memories. If you ________________(f) like to see turtles laying eggs, you must go to nesting grounds like the turtles islands off Sabah. You ________________(g) go between July and October because that is the peak season for turtle watching. In the past, thousands of turtles ________________(h) arrive at the islands. Now, you can find only a few hundred at the most.
65. (a)

A can B will

C may D must

Answer: C
66. (b)

A may B can

C might D cannot

Answer: B
67. (c)

A should B will

C would D may

Answer: D
68. (d)

A cannot B used to

C must D could

Answer: A
69. (e)

A would B could

C will D cannot

Answer: B
70. (f)

A will B may

C would D should

Answer: C
71. (g)

A would B cannot

C will D should

Answer: D
72. (h)

A used to

C may

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B can Answer: A

D must

Text 10 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. I know how important it is to keep fit and healthy. I admit, I ________________(a) to exercise when I was young. It was only when I became very sickly that I decided ________________(b) better care of my health. I used to avoid ________________(c) in any sport but now I enjoy ________________(d) twice a week. I also go ________________(e) in the park near my house every evening. I intend ________________(f) how to play either tennis or squash soon. Previously, I disliked ________________(g) vegetables and I only pretended ________________(h) them when I had meals with my family. Now I choose to have them every day.
73. (a)

A hated B to hate

C hating D am hating

Answer: A
74. (b)

A take B to take

C taking D took

Answer: B
75. (c)

A participate B to participate

C participated D participating

Answer: D
76. (d)

A swim B swimming

C to swim D is swimming

Answer: B

77. (e)

A jog B jogged

C to jog D jogging

Answer: D
78. (f)

A learn

C learning

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B to learn Answer: B
79. (g)

D learnt

A eating B was eating

C ate D eat

Answer: A
80. (h)

A like B liked

C liking D to like

Answer: D Text 11 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. I overheard a conversation between two men today. One of them ________________(a) called Sam and the other Pete. Sam said that he ________________(b) a plan to rob a bank. He explained that his sister worked in a bank and she ________________(c) tell them how to break in. Pete said that he ________________(d) not want to commit a crime. However, Sam convinced Pete that nothing ________________(e) be easier. He claimed that he ________________(f) up with a very safe plan. While they ________________(g) the plan in great detail, I ________________(h) hard to listen to every word. Sam said that the next day was the best time to do the job.
81. (a)

A is B had

C was D were

Answer: C
82. (b)

A has B was

C is D had

Answer: D

83. (c)

A will B would

C was D has

Answer: B
84. (d)

A did B had

C is D was

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Answer: A
85. (e)

A can B was

C may D could

Answer: D
86. (f)

A will come B can come

C had come D must come

Answer: C
87. (g)

A are discussing B were discussing

C had discussed D were discussed

Answer: B
88. (h)

A was tried B would try

C am trying D tried

Answer: D Text 12 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. I recently applied for an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card and my father taught me how to use it. ________________(a) he took me to the bank where there was an ATM located in front of the building. At the ATM, he showed me ________________(b) how to correctly insert the card into the slot. ________________(c) he told me to press the button for the choice of languages. I had to key in my pin number ________________(d) but before doing that, I had to refer to my number because I still had not memorised it. ________________(e) I typed in the number and pressed the Enter button. ________________(f) I chose the option for cash withdrawal. ________________(g) I typed in the amount I wanted to withdraw and pressed the Enter button. ________________(h) I pressed the Yes button in response to the inquiry on the screen if a transaction slip was needed. After retrieving my card and removing the money and slip from the machine, the transaction was completed.
89.(a)

A Before B To begin with

C After D Next

Answer: B
90. (b)

A first of all

C finally

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B then Answer: A
91. (c)

D after that

A First B Then

C Finally D Before

Answer: B
92. (d)

A after B to conclude

C next D to begin with

Answer: C
93. (e)

A First B Last

C Final D After that

Answer: D
94. (f)

A Next B After

C Before D To conclude

Answer: A
95. (g)

A To end B Then

C In the first place D Lastly

Answer: B
96. (h)

A Before B To start

C Finally D After

Answer: C

Text 13 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. Mermaids are creatures that do not exist in real life but only in the folklore of almost all

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peoples, including our Malaysian legendary tales. They are supposed to ________________(a) beautiful creatures that live in the sea, half-human ________________(b) half-fish. Mermaids are usually represented as having human bodies as ________________(c) as the waist, with fish-like tails ________________(d) the waist down. In addition to mermaids, there ________________(e) supposed to be mermen as well. There is a ________________(f) story of a mermaid who falls in love with ________________(g) human being. She lives with him for a time and then________________(h) some promise is broken, she returns to her true home in the sea.
97. (a)

A be B have

C being D are

Answer: A
98. (b)

A but B although

C and D or

Answer: C
99. (c)

A deep B far

C long D high

Answer: B
100. (d) A

to B at

C on D from

Answer: D
101. (e) A

are B were

C have D had

Answer: A
102. (f)

A silly B frightening

C funny D famous

Answer: D
103.(g)

A B a

C an D the

Answer: B
104. (h) A

or

C so

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B because Answer: B

D but

Text 14 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. The cat family is commonly divided into two groups: big cats and small cats. Both groups are meat eaters and they have ________________(a), pointed teeth and claws. Their bodies are covered ________________(b) sleek fur, and they have large eyes with excellent vision. There ________________(c) a few features other than size that ________________(d) the two groups apart. The main difference is that small cats ________________(e) purr continuously but cannot roar, while big cats are able to roar ________________(f) not purr continuously. The big cat that is commonly known as the black panther ________________(g), in fact, a leopard. A panther is not a different animal at all but it is just ________________(h) old-fashioned name for a leopard. The leopard is the more widespread member of the cat family.
105. (a) A

sharp B cute

C soft D blunt

Answer: A
106. (b) A

in B with

C on D for

Answer: B
107. (c) A

is B have

C are D were

Answer: C
108. (d) A

set B cause

C make D describe

Answer: A
109. (e) A

must B may

C can D could

Answer: C
110. (f)

A and

C or

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B but Answer: B
111. (g) A

D so

does B was

C has D is

Answer: D
112. (h) A

a B an

C any D the

Answer: B Text 15 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank. It is common knowledge that many types of insects eat plants. However, ________________(a) people know that there are at least three different types of plants that feed ________________(b) insects. We also often think that plants are delicate and ________________(c) but each of the insect-eating plants seems to be as cunning and cruel as any animal that goes hunting for ________________(d) food. The best known of insect-eating plants ________________(e) the Pitcher plant which grows in Borneo and tropical Asia. It produces a ________________(f) juice that attracts insects. To drink the nectar, the insect has to climb ________________(g) the rim of the plant which is shaped like a pitcher. The inside of the pitcher is ________________(h) smooth that the insect slides down to the bottom where a pool of liquid awaits it. The insect drowns and the liquid digests the insect.
113. (a) A

many B a lot of

C few D most

Answer: C
114. (b) A

on B from

C for D with

Answer: A
115. (c) A

harmful B dangerous

C strong D harmless

Answer: D
116. (d) A

their

C our

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B Answer: B
117. (e) A

its

D your

is B are

C was D has

Answer: A
118. (f)

A bitter B salty

C sour D sweet

Answer: D
119. (g) A

B Answer: A
120. (h) A

over with

C in D under

very B quite

C so D too

Answer: C

Text 16 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B and C or A, B , C and D to fit the numbered blank.

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We all know that the universe is huge. What nobody knows is ________________(a) many stars actually exist. One reason is that we cannot see ________________(b) of them even with the most ________________(c) telescope. The earth we live ________________(d) is just a tiny planet, not a star. It revolves ________________(e) a medium-sized star which is ________________(f) sun. The sun is only one of thousands of millions of stars ________________(g) a galaxy called the Milky Way. It is hard to imagine that the Milky Way is only one of the many million of ________________(h) in space. Yet it is so big that light takes a hundred thousand years to cross from one side of it to the other.
121. (a) A

how

B where Answer: A
122. (b) A

C why D what

none B much

C all D a little of

Answer: C
123.(c)

A power B powerless

C powerful D empowered

Answer: C
124. (d) A

by B on

C for D at

Answer: B
125.(e)

A with B from

C round D into

Answer: C
126. (f)

A any B some

C a D the

Answer: D
127. (g) A

B Answer: B

on in

C at D by

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galaxies B planets

C stars D suns

Answer: A Text 17 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. An early morning scene is a wonder to behold. Everything ________(a) quiet while people are still sleeping. Birds _________(b) merrily while leaves rustle in accompaniment. Tiny drops of dew __________(c) on the petals of flowers and the cool morning air _______(d) fresh and fragrant. With sunrise, the outdoors ________(e) transformed into a golden fairyland and your heart_______(f) with awe at the splendid sight. At sunset, the rays of the sun ________(g) the outdoors in warm colours. As day _______(h) into night, the air gets cooler, the atmosphere _________(i) more peaceful. The sounds of nature ________(j) heard once more when people go to bed.
129. (a)

A is B was

C are D were

Answer: A
130. (b) A

sings B is singing

C sing D singing

Answer: C
131. (c) A

rest B is rested

C rests D resting

Answer: A
132. (d)

A smell B smells

C is smelling D has smelled

Answer: B
133. (e) A

is B does

C has D are

Answer: A

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A fill B has filled

C fills D is filling

Answer: C
135. (g) A

bathe B is bathing

C bathes D are bathed

Answer: A
136. (h) A

turn B turns

C was turning D have turned

Answer: B
137. (i)

A become B have become

C becomes D are becoming

Answer: C
138. (j)

A is B are

C have D has

Answer: B

Text 18 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. Bako is one of Southeast Asias smallest national parks and one of the most interesting and

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accessible. In addition, Bako ________________(a) Sarawaks oldest national park and ________________(b) been a protected area since 1957. Bakos main claim to fame ________________(c) in its huge variety of plant and animal species. You can ________________(d) almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo at Bako. Animals ________________(e) in abundance and you ________________(f) not have to look very hard to find long-tailed macaque monkeys, monitor lizards and squirrels. Some friendly animals even ________________(g) around the chalets of visitors. Bakos mangrove forests ________________(h) home to the rare proboscis monkey and the forests ________________(i) some excellent bird watching. Over 150 different bird species ________________(j) been recorded at Bako, including some rare ones.
139. (a) A

is B are

C has D was

Answer: A
140. (b) A

was B is

C have D has

Answer: D
141. (c) A

lie B was lying

C lies D are lying

Answer: C
142. (d) A

see B are seeing

C sees D has seen

Answer: A
143. (e) A

B Answer: C
144. (f)

exists has existed

C exist D were existing

A are B do

C were D have

Answer: B
145. (g) A

roam B has roamed

C roams D was roaming

Answer: A

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is B has

C are D have

Answer: C
147. (i)

A provide B has provided

C provides D is providing

Answer: A
148. (j)

A were B are

C has D have

Answer: D

Text 19 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. I am planning to take my little cousins to Taman Tasik Perdana. We ________________(a) have a picnic lunch under the trees. If they do not find it boring, we ________________(b) spend the afternoon fishing at the lake. An alternative plan ________________(c) be to play some games although I am not very keen on that idea because I ________________(d) have to do the organising. If I ________________(e) think of anything better, I________________(f) ask them to take a nap under the shady trees! In the evening, I had promised them some time at the childrens playground so I ________________(g) let them have some time there. I ________________(h) keep my word about that promise. While they are playing I ________________(i) go jogging around the lake if I still have enough energy left over from the days activities. Before going home, we ________________(j) decide to go for a snack. I only hope I will still have strength left after spending an afternoon with five energetic kids.
149. (a) A

can B must

C cannot D would

Answer: A
150. (b) A

should B ought to

C could D must

Answer: C

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shall B must

C cannot D would

Answer: D
152. (d) A

can B shall

C could D must

Answer: B
153. (e) A

cannot B will

C may D might

Answer: A
154. (f)

A must B cannot

C should D will

Answer: D
155. (g) A

could B may

C must D can

Answer: C
156. (h) A

should B can

C could D might

Answer: A
157. (i)

A cannot B might

C must D should

Answer: B
158. (j)

A should B must

C may D cannot

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even if ________________(a) takes a much longer time to get to ________________(b) destinations. My mother is one of ________________(c) people. It is hard to understand that ________________(d) fear of flying has prevented ____________________(e) from taking any flights till now. My brother is only slightly better than my mother. At least ________________(f) has flown once. Unfortunately, the flight was not a smooth one and ________________(g) made ________________(h) vow never to fly again. I am totally different from ________________(i). I am looking forward eagerly to ________________(j) first flight.
159. (a) A

it B its

C they D I

Answer: A
160. (b) A

those B they

C them D their

Answer: D
161. (c) A

this B that

C these D them

Answer: C
162. (d) A

its B she

C her D herself

Answer: C
163. (e) A

it B her

C we D she

Answer: B
164. (f)

A she B he

C they D him

Answer: B
165. (g) A

this B these

C that D he

Answer: C
166. (h) A

her

C me

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B him Answer: B
167. (i)

D them

A me B them

C it D this

Answer: B
168. (j)

A our B myself

C my D mine

Answer: C Text 21 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. My friend Beng Heng has an uncle who used to perform as a firewalker in a circus. We had always wanted to visit him but we never had the chance. During the school holidays, Beng Heng was feeling as ________________(a) I was. So, when his uncle invited us to stay with him for a few days, we ________________(b) jumped at the offer. We kept on begging him to teach us how to walk on a pit of fire and he ________________(c) agreed! Uncle ________________(d) prepared us for the feat. For a week, he ________________(e) taught us that pain was in the mind and that we must not focus on it. For me, the ________________(f) part of all was fasting because I love eating! Beng Heng found the meditating ________________(g) than fasting because he hates to sit still and do nothing. By the time we were ready to walk on a pit of fire, I was as ________________(h) as a cat because I was confident I could do it. Boon Heng was ________________(i) than I have ever seen him. To my amazement, it was indeed a painless experience! That was the ________________(j) thing I have ever done.
169. (a) A

bore B boringly

C bored D boring

Answer: C
170. (b) A

noisily B loudly

C suddenly D immediately

Answer: D
171. (c) A

quickly B eventually

C seriously D strongly

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Answer: B
172. (d) A

carefully B clearly

C smartly D bravely

Answer: A
173.(e)

A happily B anxiously

C patiently D finally

Answer: C
174. (f)

A difficulty B difficult

C more difficult D most difficult

Answer: D
175. (g) A

hard B harder

C hardly D hardest

Answer: B
176. (h) A

calm B calmer

C calmly D calmest

Answer: A
177. (i)

A B

nervous more nervously

C more nervous D most nervous

Answer: C
178. (j)

A excited B more exciting

C most excited D most exciting

Answer: D

Text 22 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. Being a government servant, my father is transferred from one job position to another very

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often. I remember ________________(a) from town to town since I was young and how I hated it because it meant ________________(b) old friends and ________________(c) new ones all over again. However, I grew ________________(d) the experience of ________________(e) new places and gradually developed an interest in ________________(f). Last year, my parents let me ________________(g) on a tour of the northern states and I managed ________________(h) more than a dozen towns. My trip made me ________________(i) how beautiful Malaysia is. Now I am saving money for more trips because I long ________________(j) as much of our lovely country as possible.
179. (a) A

move B moving

C to move D moved

Answer: B
180. (b) A

leave B to leave

C leaving D left

Answer: C
181. (c) A

to make B made

C make D making

Answer: D
182. (d) A

liking B to like

C like D to liking

Answer: B
183. (e) A

exploring B to explore

C explore D exploration

Answer: A
184. (f)

A travel B to travelling

C to travel D travelling

Answer: D
185. (g) A

go B to go

C went D going

Answer: A
186. (h) A

visit B visiting

C to visit D visited

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Answer: C
187. (i)

A realise B realised

C realising D to realising

Answer: A

188. (j)

A see B to seeing

C seeing D to see

Answer: D

Text 23 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. To make paper gift bags, you must have crepe paper, glue and some silver string. Decide on the size of the bag and ________________(a) draw two rectangles on the crepe paper. Cut out the rectangles ________________(b) glue the two pieces together along the two long sides and one short side. ________________(c) you want neater work, fold the edges and tuck them in ________________(d) gluing. You can decorate the bag any way you like ________________(e) using stickers is the simplest way of doing it. You can ________________(f) do some embroidery ________________(g) sew some sequins on it. _____________(h), fill the bag with your gifts. ________________(i), tie it with the silver string. Gift bags are cheap ________________(j) economical to make.
189. (a) A

so B thus

C then D next

Answer: C
190. (b) A

and B because

C but D or

Answer: A
191. (c) A

Also B If

C Besides D However

Answer: B
192. (d) A

and

C or

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B although Answer: D
193. (e) A

D before

but B because

C so D while

Answer: A
194. (f)

A as well as B furthermore

C also D therefore

Answer: C
195. (g) A

but B or

C while D although

Answer: B
196. (h) A

B Answer: C
197. (i)

Consequently Hence

C Next D Lastly

A On the other hand B As a result

C In addition D Finally

Answer: D
198. (j)

A as well as B than

C but D because

Answer: A

Text 24 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. Charts may be used to show information according to ethnic race, religious groups, brands

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and places. A chart on the spending _______________(a) of different races will have segments for Malays, Chinese, ________________(b) and probably one called Other. Falling under ________________(c) Other are races (apart from the three mentioned) such as ________________(d) Kadazan or Murut. When the information covers religious groups, you will probably find segments on ________________(e) Muslims, ________________(f) Christians and ________________(g). Brands of products such as ________________(h) Milo, Nescafe or Ovaltine may appear in a chart showing popular drinks among consumers. Names of places like major countries such as ________________(i) United States of America and ________________(j) England frequently appear in charts containing information on international trade.
199. (a) A

way B style

C design D pattern

Answer: D
200. (b) A

India B Tamil

C Indian D Indians

Answer: D
201. (c) A

B an

C a D the

Answer: A
202. (d) A

B Answer: A
203. (e) A

C the D an

B the

C an D a

Answer: A
204. (f)

A Buddha B Buddhism

C Buddhist D Buddhists

Answer: D
205. (g) A

Hindu B Hinduism

C Hindus D Hindi

Answer: C

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B Answer: B
207.

the -

C a D an

(i)

A B the

C an D a

Answer: B
208. (j)

A B a

C the D an

Answer: A Text 25 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. Teacher : If you wish to be excused from school early, you must complete this form. ________________(a) your full name, ________________(b) your address and ________________(c) the reason you want to be excused. ________________(d) your father sign the form. ________________(e) my mother sign? My father is overseas. If your mother is going to sign it, ________________(f) the word father below the signature. ________________(g) explain to me what this sentence means, sir. It means that you have to ________________(h) the form to the headmaster. ________________(i) sure you do so before you leave. ________________(j) me look at the form before you give it to the headmaster. Thank for your help, sir. C Sign D Complete

Student Teacher Student Teacher

: : : :

Student
209. (a) A

Copy B Write

Answer: B
210. (b) A

fill B fill out

C fill up D fill in

Answer: D

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say B tell

C state D speak

Answer: C
212. (d) A

Have B Help

C Will D Is

Answer: A
213. (e) A

Would B Can

C Will D Shall

Answer: B
214. (f)

A choose B tick

C include D delete

Answer: D
215. (g) A

Can B Sorry

C Please D Thanks

Answer: C
216. (h) A

hand in B hand on

C hand out D hand to

Answer: A
217. (i)

A Kindly B Make

C Remember D Must

Answer: B
218.

(j)

A Give B Let

C Show D Lend

Answer: B Text 26 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank.

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A B A B A B A B A

Besides common drugs such as heroin, young people are now turning to pills like Ecstasy. The drug problem has become very serious, ________________(a) it? : Indeed. ________________(b) do you think is the worse of the two kinds of drugs? : Both are equally bad. ________________(c) you imagine the damage drugs do to your body? : Theyre like slow killers, ________________(d) they? ________________ (e) will addicts realise that? : Probably never. ________________(f) you ever seen addicts injecting themselves with heroin? : Only in movies. They think of nothing else but their drugs, ________________(g) they? : Right. ________________(h) is to be blamed for this state of affairs? Some people say the drug pushers. : I would say, parents. ________________(i) cant they stop their kids from taking drugs? : ________________(j) they listen to their parents? Not many will. isnt B hasnt C is D has

219. (a) A

Answer: B
220. (b) A

Which B How

C What D Why

Answer: A
221. (c) A

Are B Have

C Can D Will

Answer: C
222. (d) A

B Answer: D
223. (e) A

havent werent

C dont D arent

Where B When

C What D Why

Answer: B
224. (f)

A Have B Do

C Are D Were

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Answer: A
225. (g) A

are B cant

C dont D will

Answer: C
226. (h) A

Whose B Which

C What D Who

Answer: D
227. (i)

A How B Why

C Where D When

Answer: B
228. (j)

A Will B Had

C Should D Are

Answer: A Text 27 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. There is a new type of postcard in town called the Multi Card. These postcards ________________(a) as greeting cards, decorative gift cards or invitation cards. They ________________(b) as bookmarks too. The card ________________(c) individually, thus making them collectors items. They ________________(d) in a special Multi Card album. The cards ________________(e) in Europe, America Australia for a few years and ________________(f) locally at the end of 1998. Prior to its introduction, more than a thousand cards ________________(g) away to gauge the local response, which turned out to be very encouraging. Currently, the cards ________________(h) by overseas designers but plans are afoot to have local talents design them. Multi Cards _______________(i) outside the Klang Valley within the next month. They ________________(j) in fixed numbers as only packs of six, twelve or eighteen cards are available.
229. (a) A

may use B may be using

C may be used D may have used

Answer: C

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can use B can be used

C must be used D will be used

Answer: B

231. (c) A

number B are numbering

C numbered D is numbered

Answer: D
232. (d) A

B Answer: A
233. (e) A

are kept should keep

C should kept D should have kept

have been widely accepted B have widely accepted

C are accepted widely D have accepted widely

Answer: A
234. (f)

A were introduced B have been introduced

C are introduced D will be introduced

Answer: A 235. (g) A are given B had been given Answer: B


236. (h) A

C are being given D may be given

is produced B has been produced

C were produced D are being produced

Answer: D
237. (i)

A are distributed B have been distributed

C will be distributed D were distributed

Answer: C
239.(j)

A were bought B must be bought

C have bought D had bought

Answer: B

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Text 28 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. Chicken pox is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. You can become infected through bodily contact with ________________(a) infected person, or through inhaling infected droplets ________________(b) that person coughs or sneezes. Humans are the only known carriers ________________(c) the chickenpox virus. Thats why when someone in your family gets it, you have a very ________________(d) chance of getting infected. Everyone is at risk as ________________(e) as they are not immune to the virus. Usually, a person gets chickenpox once in his ________________(f). It is very rare that he gets it a second time once his bodys defense mechanism ________________(g) immune to the virus. The symptoms in young children ________________(h) skin blisters with pus, tiredness, headache and fever. In adults, the symptoms are about 10 to 25 times more ________________(i) as they suffer a ________________(j) of appetite, pain in the joints, muscles pain and very high fever.
240. (a) A

B an

C a D the

Answer: B
241. (b) A

why B where

C when D whom

Answer: C
242. (c) A

of B with

C to D for

Answer: A
243. (d) A

much B quick

C weak D high

Answer: D
244. (e) A

well B bad

C long D since

Answer: C

245. (f)

A life

C living

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B lifetime Answer: B
246. (g) A

D livelihood

is B was

C has D does

Answer: A
247.(h)

A include B included

C includes D including

Answer: A
248. (i)

A bad B serious

C better D worse

Answer: B
249. (j)

A lose B lost

C loss D losing

Answer: C Text 29 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. Of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the only one that still stands today is the Great Pyramid of Cheops. It measures 230 metres along the base on each side and covers ________________(a) area of five hectares. It is estimated that there ________________(b) a total of 2.6 million blocks, weighing 7 million tons in all, making up the three ________________(c) structures. These were cut from neighboring quarries, transported to the site and hoisted ________________(d) place. Napoleon, the great General from France, once calculated that by using ________________(e) from all three of the pyramids, it ________________(f) have been possible to encircle the whole of France with a defensive wall 30 centimetres ________________(g) and 3 meters high. The King of Egypt, ________________(h) reigned more than 4500 years ago, ________________(i) instructed his people to build the Pyramids as ________________(j) final resting place. The builders constructed a series of inner passages leading to his burial chamber.
250. (a) A

B an

C a D the

Answer: B
251. (b) A

was

C are

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B have Answer: C
252. (c) A

D had

big B giant

C nice D ordinary

Answer: B
253.(d)

A on B of

C to D into

Answer: D 254 (e) A workers B materials Answer: B


255. (f)

C machines D equipment

A can B must

C will D would

Answer: D
256. (g) A

thick B long

C wide D high

Answer: D
257. (h) A

who B which

C whom D whose

Answer: A
258. (i)

A was B has

C had D did

Answer: C
259. (j)

A its B his

C their D they

Answer: B Text 30 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer

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from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. The people of Sarawak all seem to share an artistic talent. Almost ________________(a) ethnic group produces excellent handicrafts. One of ________________(b) is the pua kumbu, the well-known blanket made by Iban women. The patterns are based on traditional beliefs ________________(c) include symbols of the supernatural. Another handicraft is woodcarving with the ________________(d) known of Sarawaks woodcarvers being the Orang Ulu, particularly ________________(e) Kayan and Kenyah tribes. They are famed ________________(f) their superb wildlife carvings. The Orang Ulu are _______________(g) Sarawaks beadwork experts. Great value is placed on fine beadwork and items are passed down from ________________(h) to daughter for generations. Rattan-weaving and basket-making ________________(i) other important handicraft items. The best rattan weavers are the Penan and they weave intricate coloured patterns into the simplest articles ________________(j) as mats and baskets. Rattan is the main material for producing mats, baskets and household utensils in Sarawak.
260. (a) A

all B a lot of

C some D every

Answer: D
261. (b) A

it B handicraft

C them D they

Answer: C
262. (c) A

but B and

C so D because

Answer: B
263. (d) A

B Answer: A
264. (e) A

best famous

C handy D very

B Answer: D

an

C a D the

265.(f)

A with B in

C for D on

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Answer: C
266. (g)A

however B also

C as well as D besides

Answer: B
267. (h) A

mother B sister

C grandmother D brother

Answer: A
268. (i)

A is B have

C was D are

Answer: D
269. (j)

A like B just

C such D example

Answer: C Text 31 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. Ants are tiny insects found in countless places. They ________________(a) in a highly organised society of their own. They build homes, find food and protect their homes _______________(b) enemies. The three types of members in the ant colony _______________(c) the queen, the male and the worker. An ant colony is started by a queen, a fertile female that leaves _______________(d) colony and goes off to mate. After mating, it sheds its wings and builds a nest in which to _______________(e) its eggs. The first eggs produce workers _______________(f) take care of the queen and feed the young. They also enlarge the nest to make room for _______________(g) constantly increasing population. Later, after the colony is well established, the queen lays eggs that develop into _______________(h) and fertile females. Each of these females eventually _______________(i) the home colony to start its own colony and the life cycle is repeated. _______________(j), all it takes to form a colony of thousands of ants is a single queen ant that has mated.

270. (a) A

born B live

C stay D grow

Answer: B
271. (b) A

to

C from

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B for Answer: C
272. (c) A

D with

is B was

C are D have

Answer: C
273. (d) A

B Answer: A
274.

its his

C their D our

(e) A lie B lay

C laid D laying

Answer: B
275.

(f) A where B whose

C whom D which

Answer: D
276. (g) A

B an

C a D the

Answer: D
277. (h) A

boys B males

C men D girls

Answer: B
278. (i)

A leave B escape

C leaves D disappears

Answer: C

279.(j)

A Thus B Furthermore

C However D In addition

Answer: A Text 32

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Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. Pn. Salmah was collecting the examination fees. She called the students one _________(a) one to the front of the class and collected the money from them. Soon it was Ravi's turn. He went to the teacher's table and _________(b) his wallet. To his horror, he found no money inside. Ravi was extremely shocked. His mother had given him RM15 that morning to pay his examination fees. He told Pn. Salmah that his money _________(c). Pn. Salmah asked him to check _________(d) for the money. Ravi returned to his place and searched through his pockets and bag. Still, he _________(e) not find the money. He became very worried. For the rest of the day, Ravi couldn't _________(f) on his studies. He was very anxious about the missing money. He knew that his parents would be angry if he told them that he had lost _________(g). Just before school was over, a lady entered the classroom. Ravi was surprised to see that it was his mother. She handed the money over to Pn Salmah. Ravi had _________(h) to take the money to school. He had left it in on the dining table at home. Ravi was so _________(i) that the money was safe. He did not mind being scolded by his mother for being so _________(j).
280.(a)

A for B to

C by D with

Answer: C
281. (b) A

laid down B took out

C look up D fill up

Answer: B
282. (c) A

was missing B missed

C has missed D missing

Answer: A
283. (d) A

B Answer: D
284. (e) A

hastily carelessly

C noisily D thoroughly

would B might

C could D should

Answer: C
285. (f)

A think B listen

C learn D concentrate

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Answer: D
286. (g) A

them B its

C their D it

Answer: D
287. (h) A

forgot B forgets

C forget D forgotten

Answer: D
288.

(i) A relief B relieve

C relieved D relieving

Answer: C
289. (j)

A careful B disheartened

C guilty D careless

Answer: D Text 33 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. Newspapers have become part and parcel of modern life. We find it impossible to get _________(a) without reading the days newspaper. Many people read the newspapers first thing in the morning. Some people like to _________(b) at the headlines on the front page while others are more interested in the sports section. The main function of a newspaper is _________(c) news. The newspapers get the local news from their local reporters. However, they get news from other parts of the world _________(d) news agencies. Some major newspapers also employ reporters in the major cities of the world. These people _________(e) their respective newspapers with important news items on past, present and future events. Readers want to find out what is happening at home and _________(f). A good newspaper has something for _________(g). It has to cater to all types of people including children. That is why most newspapers have comic strips. Cartoons are liked by children and _________(h) adults. They make us smile and forget our troubles. The sports section is also very _________(i). There, readers can find the latest news in the Sports World. _________(j) important part of the newspaper is the views of the editor which is written in The Editorial.
290.(a)

A from B to

C by D over

Answer: C

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291. (b) A

glance B see

C peep D stare

Answer: A
292.(c)

A provides B provide

C provided D to provide

Answer: D
293. (d) A

B Answer: C
294. (e) A

besides by

C through D also

supply B supplies

C supplied D supplying

Answer: A
295. (f)

A outstation B abroad

C away D foreign

Answer: B
296. (g) A

someone B anyone

C everyone D no one

Answer: C
297(h)

A yet B still

C already D even

Answer: D
298. (i)

A famous B popular

C well-known D unknown

Answer: B
299. (j)

A Some B Another

C Whatever D Wherever

Answer: B

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Text 34 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. The water shortage in the Klang Valley has affected the business of a nasi briyani stall. Wahidah, who is the _________(a) of Nasi Briyani Cik Dah, said that not only has her business _________(b), but a lot of money had to be spent on _________(c) containers to store water. My business _________(d) by at least 30%. Many of my regular customers have stopped coming here. _________(e) must be wondering how I can _________(f) and cook food without water. I have spent a lot of money _________(g) of the water problem. To ensure that there _________(h) sufficient water, I have spent over RM4000 buying containers to _________(i) water. Then I also _________(j) to hire a lorry to bring the water to me. Each day the lorry makes 15 trips so that there is continuous supply, said Wahidah.
300. (a) A

seller B buyer

C owner D worker

Answer: C
301. (b) A

suffer B suffered

C suffering D to suffer

Answer: B
302. (c) A

to buy B buy

C bought D buying

Answer: D
303. (d) A

B Answer: C
304. (e) A

have dropped having dropped

C has dropped D had dropped

They B We

C He D I

Answer: A
305. (f)

A prepares B prepared

C prepare D preparing

Answer: C
306. (g) A

so B because

C as D due to

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Answer: B
307. (h) A

is B are

C D some

Answer: A
308.(i)

A stores B storing

C stored D store

Answer: D
309. (j)

A having B have

C has D to

Answer: B Text 35 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. The orang utans, unlike the chimpanzees, do not live in groups. This is because the orang utans live _________(a) fruits, and the fruits they prefer are scattered all over the jungle making it difficult for one area _________(b) a large group of apes. However, this lifestyle does not _________(c) that the orang utans are unsociable beasts. If a particular part of the jungle _________(d) an abundance of fruits they prefer, groups of 5 to 6 orang utans are seen _________(e) together, sharing and eating them. During high fruit periods, that is when there _________(f) an abundance of fruits, the orang utans tend to eat a lot. The fruits they _________(g) usually contain high calories, such as the durians and the rambutans. Just _________(h) humans, the orang utans store up fat in their bodies. But during low-fruit periods, the apes _________(i) feed on less nutritious food such as leaves, ginger and the inner layers of tree barks. It is during this lean time that the fat _________(j) in their bodies is burnt up to help them to survive.
310. (a) A

on B with

C in D by

Answer: A
311. (b) A

to support B to survive

C to live D to give

Answer: A

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meaning B meant

C means D mean

Answer: D
313. (d) A

B Answer: A
314. (e) A

has had

C having D have

gathering B gather

C gathered D has gathered

Answer: C
315. (f)

A are B is

C have D has

Answer: B
316. (g) A

eating B eaten

C eat D ate

Answer: C
317. (h) A

like B for

C with D to

Answer: A
318. (i)

A shall B have

C has D will

Answer: D
319. (j)

A stores B storing

C store D stored

Answer: D Text 36 Each question in the text refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. This is the story of a special four-year-old girl, Loke Kim Hee, who wants to follow her

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neighbours children _________(a) attend the nearby kindergarten. However, she can only do so if she _________(b) surgery to repair a hole-in-the-heart problem. Kim Hee suffers from this condition from _________(c). Her condition was detected when she _________(d) two weeks old. According to her mother, ee Sook Foong, her _________(e) condition is getting worse. She is often short of _________(f) and her fingernails are now slightly blue. Kim Hee _________(g) to undergo a corrective heart surgery to _________(h) the hole in her heart as soon as possible. But Sook Foong is unable to raise the RM29 000 needed for the _________(i). Sook Foong is _________(j) for donations so that her daughter can lead a normal life.
320. (a) A

to B in

C by D over

Answer: A
321.

(b)A undergone B undergo

C undergoing D undergoes

Answer: D
322. (c) A

born B birth

C birthing D borne

Answer: B
323. (d) A

B Answer: D
324. (e) A

is be

C are D was

daughters B daughter

C daughters D daughters

Answer: A
325. (f)

A breath B breathing

C breathe D air

Answer: A
326. (g) A

need B needed

C needing D needs

Answer: D
327. (h) A

closed

C closing

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B close Answer: B
328. (i)

D closes

A operation B heart

C surgeon D hospital

Answer: A
329.(j)

A appeal B appealing

C appealed D appeals

Answer: D

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