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Section A
[15 marks]
Time suggested: 25 minutes

Questions 1-8
For each question, read and study the stimulus given carefully and then choose the best answer.

You can make green by mixing two primary colours (blue 5.What conclusion can you make on the boy’s
and yellow) and green is called a secondary colour. Green grandfather?
is also the name used to describe the movement to make A. He had forgotten to throw away the tea.
products that do not harm the Earth. Green Products are B. He can make a really good cup of tea.
often those made from recycled materials or those that are
C. He remembered the boy’s last visit.
safe to throw out in the trash.
D. He is an independent man.
1.Which criterion qualifies for a green product?
When a virus attacks your body, your body has to work hard
A. Uses recycled items
to get rid of it. Blood rushes to your nose and brings
B. Has to be green in colour congestion with it. Your feel terrible because you can’t
C. Made up of two different colours breathe well, but your body is actually ‘eating’ the virus.
D. It must belong to a green movement Your body temperature rises and your get a fever, but the
heat of your body is killing the virus
Questions 2-3 are based on the following extract.
6. How does your body kill a virus?
DECLARE ALL FOOD ITEMS HERE A. Blood that rushes to your nose.
You are not allowed to bring any food items that contain B. The body is working hard.
meat into the country. Order by Malaysian Immigration C. Your own body heat.
and Customs Department. D. Getting a runny nose.

2. From the sign above, we can conclude that


Favourite Ice-Cream Flavours of Form 4 Students
A. you will not be allowed to eat meat in this country. Ice-Cream Flavours Number of Students
B. you must share your food with the immigration
1 Vanilla 57
officers.
2 Neopolitan 33
C. you are prohibited from bringing in food with meat.
3 Chocolate 75
D. you are encouraged to become a vegetarian.
4 Caramel 50
5 Peppermint 25
3. The word ‘contain’ in the passage above that be best
replaced with
7. Which information is correct?
A. consist
A. Peppermint is the most favourite flavour.
B. ingredient
B. The students prefer vanilla flavour the most.
C. save
C. Chocolate is the least favourite flavour.
D. possess
D. A total of 100 students love chocolate and
peppermint.
Grandson : This tea is really good Gramps!
What kind is it?
Grandfather : It’s the tea pot from your last visit. “Travelling increases our knowledge and widens our
Grandson : Oh my goodness! perspective. It gives a new perspective about life and
especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits
or even create new ones.” – Sandra, 32.
4. Why was the boy shocked?
A. The boy had visited his Grandfather.
8. The following are the benefits of travelling except:
B. He had drunk an old cup of tea.
A. Allows us to snap a lot of photos.
C. The tea tasted really good.
B. Increases our knowledge.
D. Gramps was a good cook.
C. Widens our perspective.
D. Helps us to change some of our habits.

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Questions 9-15
Read the following text and choose the best answer.

There are many reasons why accidents happen. The main culprits are the arrogant __________ (9) inconsiderate
drivers and motorcyclists. Being reckless and impatient, they are nototious speedhogs __________ (10) are always in
a hurry. They overtake indiscriminately from the left or right, especially __________ (11) the car in front is slow.
They are forever impatient with the traffic lights. Drunk drivers should not be __________ (12) at all.

There are also some careless or absent-minded drivers who make a __________ (13) turn without giving any signal,
or worse still, giving the wrong signal. Last but not __________ (14), some drivers park their vehicles by the
roadside without providing sufficient warning, __________ (15) posing a grave danger to other road users.

9. A. but B. yet C. and D. or


10. A. which B. that C. who D. whom
11. A. while B. wether C. as D. if
12. A. driving B. drivers C. driven D. drove
13. A. slow B. sudden C. gradual D. common
14. A. more B. much C. better D. least
15. A. like B. thus C. yet D. still

Section B
[10 marks]
Time suggested: 25 minutes

Questions 16-25
Study the article below and answer the questions that follow.

Exercise for 7 Minutes to Overcome Depression

Think exercise is something you don’t have time for? Think again. Check out this 7-minute workout
from The New York Times. That’s a workout any of us can fit into our schedules.

Exercise has such a profound effect on our happiness and well-being that is an effective strategy of
overcoming and curing depression. In a study cited in Shawn Achor’s book, The Happiness
Advantage, three groups of patients treated their depression with medication, exercise, or a
combination of the two.

The results of this study are surprising! Although all three groups experienced similar improvements
in their happiness levels early on, the follow up assessments proved to be radically different.

“The groups were tested six months later to assess their relapse rate. Of those who had taken the
medication alone, 38% had slipped back into depression. Those in the combination group were doing
only slightly better, with a 31% relapse rate. The biggest shock, though came from the exercise
group: Their relapse rate was only 9%.”

You don’t have to be depressed to benefit from the exercise, though. Exercise can help your relax,
increase your brain power, and even improve your body image, even if you don’t lose any weight.

We have explored exercise in depth before, and looked at what it does to our brains. It releases
proteins and endorphins that make us feel happier.

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Title of the article 16. ________________________________________________________


Title of the book 17. ________________________________________________________

Results of the follow up assessment 18. Medication Alone : ________________ %


to assess the relaps rate (%): 19. Combination : ________________ %
20. Exercise Group : ________________ %

One benefit of exercising 21. ________________________________________________________


22. One of the strategies of curing ______________________ is through exercise.
23. Exercise can improve your body ______________________ even though you don’t lose any weight.
24. Exercise releases ______________________ and ______________________ which will make us feel happy.
25. Exercise has a great effect on our happiness and ______________________.

Section C
[25 marks]
Time suggested: 50 minutes

Question 26-31 are on the following passage.

1 Today, we see many up and coming sports stars. Current World Junior Men’s Doubles
Champion, Tan Boon Heong, has been hailed as a promising player of the new badminton era
following his superb performances with Koo Kien Keat. Boon Heong was born on September
18, 1987 in Alor Setar, kedah. He is the youngest in the family and lives with his father, mother
and sister. 5
2 His mother says “He was a terrible naughty child and very mischievious, like a monkey.”
He had problems in school as he often played truant. He skipped school to play ping pong with
his friends. When Boon Heong was a child, he did not have any interest in studying. However,
he enjoyed playing badminton and ping pong. He began to spend all of his spare time at the
badminton court next to his house playing badminton. 10
3 When he was 10 years old, he told his family that one day he would play badminton in a
sports reality TV show. At that time, the whole family laughed at him and never believed he
would make it. One day, a coach stopped to watch him and discovered that Boon Heong had
great talent. The coach convinced Boon Heong’s father that his son could be a successful player
if he received proper coaching. Unfortunately, the family could not afford a coach for him to 15
learn badminton even though it would only cost RM25 a month.
4 Finally, coach Low Kien Zhong agreed to teach the talented boy for free. Boon Heong
feels he owes the coach a debt of kindness for the free coaching. When Boon Heong was fifteen
years old, his father sent him to study at a school in Selangor on the advice of the coach. At the
age of sixteen, he was offered a chance to attend the Bukit Jalil Sports School. The 180 cm-tall 20
left-handed player was on his way to becoming a national player.
5 Now he has proven himself to his family and made his dream come true in just 10 years.
Together with Khoo Kien Keat, he has won the men’s doubles titles in six tournaments,
including the All-England, by beating higher-ranked pairs and outclassing experienced
opponents. He is outstanding with his exciting attacking style of play. 25
6 Former top pairs had one major specialty in their game but Boon Heong boasts an all-
round strength. However, in a competition, to rely on physical strength is not enough. Boon
Heong knows it is important to sustain one’s mental strength as well. To perform well and get
excellent results in international tournaments, Boon Heong has to undergo many hours of
training. Every day, except Sundays, he is required to practise his badminton skills from 8.00 30
a.m to 11.00 a.m and then again from 3.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m.

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7 Young Malaysians should regard Boon Heong as a role model so that they can realise
their full potential and set free the talents within themselves, making Malaysian proud.

Adapted from Jr Statesman, Vol 12, 2007

26 From paragraph 2, how does Boon Heong’s mother describe him? Give two words.
(a) ______________________________________ and (b) _______________________________________
[2 marks]

27 From paragraph 3,
(a) why do you think Boon Heong’s family laughed at him?
_______________________________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]
(b) why did Low give Boon Heong free lessons?
_______________________________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]

28 From paragraph 5,
(a) what are the advantages that Boon Heong has against his opponents?
_______________________________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]
(b) in between line 23 to 25, which word has the same meaning as ‘enemy’ or ‘rival’?
_______________________________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]

29 From paragraph 6, it is stated that to win a competition, there must be a balance between
(a) _______________________________________ and (b) ______________________________________
[2 marks]

30 Do you think Boon Heong is suitable to be regarded as a role model? Give a reason for your answer.
Response : _____________________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]
Reason : ______________________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]

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31 Based on the passage given, write a summary on:


 Boon Heong’s journey in becoming a national player
 his efforts and achievements in the badminton world

Credit will be given for use of own words but care must be taken not to change the original meaning.

Your summary must:


 be in continous writing (not in note form)
 use material from lines 6 to 31
 not be longer than 130 words, including the 10 words given below.

Begin your summary as follows:


Tan Boon Heong is a world champion now but as a child,…
(15 marks)

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Section C
[20 marks]
Time suggested: 35 minutes

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

The Charge of the Light Brigade

Half a league, half a league, “Forward, the Light Brigade!” Cannon to right of them,
Half a league onward, Was there a man dismayed? Cannon to left of them,
All in the valley of Death Not though the soldier knew Cannon in front of them
Rode the six hundred. Someone had blundered. Volleyed and thundered,
“Forward, the Light Brigade! Theirs not to make reply, Stormed at with shot and shell,
Charge for the guns!” he said: Theirs not to reason why, Boldly they rode and well,
Into the valley of Death Theirs but to do and die. Into the jaws of Death,
Rode the six hundred. Into the valley of Death Into the mouth of Hell,
Rode the six hundred. Rode the six hundred.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

(a) In stanza 1, what are the soldiers commanded to do?


______________________________________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]

(b) Which line in stanza 2 shows that a soldier had made a mistake?
______________________________________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]

(c) Boldly they rode and well (stanza 3, line 6)


What does the line tell you about The Light Brigade?
______________________________________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]

(d) State one moral value that you have learned from this poem. Explain why this moral value is important.
Moral value: ___________________________________________________________________________________
Importance : ___________________________________________________________________________________
[2 marks]

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33. Based on the short story Leaving by MG Vasanji that you have studied in the literature component of
English Language, choose a character that you think makes a good role model. Briefly describe the
character and give reasons for your choice with close reference to the text.
[15 marks]

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