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MAJLIS PENGETUA SEKOLAH MALAYSIA (MPSM)
NEGERI KEDAH DARUL AMAN
MODUL PENINGKATAN PRESTASI AKADEMIK
PENILAIAN MENENGAH RENDAH 2013
BAHASA INGGERIS
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JANGAN BUKA KERTAS SOALAN INI SEHINGGA DIBERITAHU
Arahan:
1 . Kerias soalan ini mengandungilima bahagian dengan 4O soalan.
2. Jawab semua soalan.
3. Anda dinasihatisupaya mengambil masalO minit untuk menjawab soalan Bahagian A,
10 minit untukBahagian B, 10 minit untukBahagian C, 10 minit untukBahagianD dan
20 minit untuk Bahagian E.
Instructions:
1. The question paper consr'sfs of live sections with 40 questions.
2. Answer all questions.
3. You are advised to spend about 1 0 minutes on Section A, 10 minutes on Section B, 10
minutes on Section C, 10 minutes on Section D and 20 minutes on Section E.
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1O are based on the information given.
Iloliclays do not mean staring at eomputcrs all day'.
{Jet up, help with houservor.k, play outdoor gannes!
n"cad a lNxrk or serve at a ehanif horne
During holidays, children should
A avoid going out
B visit an orphanage
C cio something beneficial
D use computers more often
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The advertisement tells us that we should
A take shots of people
B go for a
job
that we like
C choose photography as a career
D not leave home without a camera
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LOVE
SHOOTING
PEOPLE.''
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Jane,
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IF YOU ARE in Cameron Highlands check
out the Cactus Valley which has a large
variety of the cactus, including sorne as old as
60 years. It also has one of the most
comprehensive variety of other plants. besides
cactus, for sale.
Which of the following statements is true about Cactus Valiey ?
A We are only allowed to buy cactus there
B There is a big selection of flora and fauna
C lt solely exhibits different varieties of cactus
D Some of the plants are more than half a centi"lry oir:.f
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From the cartoon above, we know that the boys are
A excited
B impatient
C worried
D fascinated
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Submit
your recipes
Do you wont to shore your fovourife recipes
with us ? Email your recipes ond photos of the dishes
to wok@thetinkle.com.my olong with your
name, o brief description of why you love them
or how you come up with the recipes?
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Those interested
A should describe themselves in detail
B must send the recipes by email or post
C can submit as many recipes as they like
D ought to send in their photographs as well
The above notice informs us that
A one section of the magazine will not be included this month
B Pages 7 to 10 will be deleted f rom this month onwards
C a new section will replace the "Voice
Out" section from next
D there will be a delay in sending the magazine this month
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OUT" SECTTON
Dear Readers,
We wish to inform you that we will not be featuring "Voice Out" section
(pages 7 to ro) this month due to unforeseen circumstances.
We would like to apologise for the inconvenience.
Marina
Editor-in-Chief
Asia's Digest
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The above notice is
A a belief
B an advice
C a warning
D an opinion
From the poster above, we can conclude that the
A animals fear the rhinoceros
B elephant is the leader of the animals
C animals are under threat of extinction
D rhinoceros protects the animals
This is the last Rhino in the world.,.
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Protein content of some vegetables (ln 1009 edible portion)
Frr:m the graph above, we know that
A tomatoes are low in
Protein
tr if you lack protein, eat lots of carrots
C spinach contains more protein than kale
D all the vegetables have equal protein content
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A listening to others
B accepiing other opinions
C rejectingothers'suggestion
D creating unnecessary orders
assume that the man is fond of
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SECTION B
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Questions 11 - 20
Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose fhe best
answer from the options A, B and C or A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks.
Hobbies play an important role in developing one's personality. A person may (11) like
a machine if he does his routine work throughout the day, He may lose interest in
_
(12)
work or feel bored of it. So everyone should have a hobby to (13) himself active
physically as well as mentally. Most people should take some time off from their routine work and
play games or go
_
(14) movies, picnics or pursue their hobbies, A hobby keeps a person
active, busy
_(15)
cheerful.
ThereishardlyaperSon-(16)doesnothaveahobby.Notonlytheeducated
(17) the uneducated also pursue one hobby or another. Some of the common hobbies
(18) flying kites, gardening, collecting stamps, sewing, cooking, swimming, listening to
music, watching movies, surfing the internet and travelling.
Asastudent,onemaycultivatethehobby-(19)readingnewSpapersand
magazines regularly. They keep one aware of the current national and international events.
(20) reading periodicals, one may also have interest in reading novels. As such hobbies
ai6 necessary for all-round development of a young person.
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B
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SECTION C
Questions 21
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Read the dialogue below and choose fhe best meaning for the phrases underlined.
Johan and his brother, Johari are in the library.
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Johan
Johari
Johan
Johari
Johan
Johari, are you done using the computer?
Hang on (19) a second, brother. l'm looking for interesting movies.
Okay, By the way, why do you look so stressed out?
Honestly, I'm burnt out (20) doing homework the whole weekend and
I think I need to relax. Gosh! l've finally got that movie for us to watch
tonight. What about you? Did you come across (21) any book which you
like?
Yes. I saw this book on the rack and it instanily caught my eye. Let me take
my book and the DVD to the librarian.
2'l Hang on
A Wait
B Stop
C Stay
D Pause
burnt out
A bored
B sleepy
C tensed
D exhausted
come across
A find
B pick
C take
D observe
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Questions 24
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Read the text below and choose fhe best meaning for the expressions underlined.
Some people think you need a kitchen to cook dinner. But what they don't know is that you can
have a whale of a time (24) making easy, delicious meals together outside over a campfire. One
easy campfire meal is baked potato. You. wrap the potato in tin foil and put it under the flames in the
hot ashes. After an hour, the heat from the fire will cook the potato.
It is also easy to roast food over a campfire. You can put hot dogs or sausages on sticks and hold
them over the fire. The flames will cook the meat. Remember you have to be all eyes (25) when
you leave anything over the fire, or it will turn completely black and taste like ashes.
There are many nice things about campfire meals, Making these meals is a piece of cake (26).
You do not even need to know anything about cooking. Some people also say that food tastes
better when cooked and eaten outside. But the best part of these campfire meals is there are no
dishes to wash afterwards
24 a whale of a time
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a fruitful time
B a comicaltime
C a satisfying time
D an enjoyable time
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25 be all eyes
A stare directly
B look blankly
C watch closely
D study carefully
26 a piece of cake
A simple
B cool
C fun
D interesting
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SECTION D
Questions 27
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Study the article and answer the questions
that foltow.
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CE}{TREPIECE FOR
YOUR
TABTE
You'll be surprised to find lots of unwonted stuff thof you con use to
moke decorotive items of your home. For exomple. you con turn old
mogozines ond used gloss bottles into o bequtifui centrepiece. Aport
from recycling, this con instontly odd colour ond personalify to your
home.
Here's how you con moke your own table cenfrepizce...
It's amazing what you
can do with empty
bottles and old
Step 1
Claon oll the bottles.
Soakthem in wcter
for five minutes
to remove oll lobels.
magazlnes
Step 3
Arrange the
newsPopers on the
f loor to protect it
from point. Weor
gloves ond put on o mosk os inholing
paint is hazordous. Then spnoy the
mogazines ond bottles with white paint
and ollow to dry. The white point is the
primer colour thot covers ony imoge or
wording on the mogozines.
Step 2
Wipa fhe surface
of the magozines
with o cleon
cloth to remove
the dust or it moy couse some
surfoce-spotting
when you sproy point on them.
Let the items dry
for on hour or so
Step 4
When the
white point is
dry, spray o
layer of gold colour over it. Air dry
the item
for 30 minutes ond sproy on
second layer. ft takes o little
proctice to ensure you get an even
cooting.
New Stroits Times, April 6 2013
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27 The article
A tells us what to dispose
B helps those who lack ideas
C teaches us how to organize items
D explains the meaning of centerpiece
28 The word soak can best be replaced with
A wash
B rinse
C absorb
D immerse
29 The white paint
A protects the floor
B acts as an undercoat
C beautifies the centerpiece
D quickens the drying process
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30 ln Step 3, after spraying the basecoat on the items, we should
A dry them
B clean them
C wear protective equipment
D line the floor with newspapers
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31 The gold colour should be sprayed
A twice
B many times
C for half an hour
D immediately after the white paint
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32 Which of the following statements is true?
A Spraying white paint on magazines is optional
B Avoid spots on surface by spray-painting
C lt is easy to get a perfect coating
D Use a mask for health reasons
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Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow.
The Arowana or better known as kelisa fish in Malay society are freshwater fish. They can be found
in South America, Africa, Australia and Asia, where the climate is tropical-based with temperatures
ranging Irom24'C to 30'C,
Arowana became a highly sought-after ornamentalfish in Malaysia in the 1960s. They are
considered to be symbols of good luck and prosperity, especially by those from the Asian culture.
This reputation derives from the species' resemblance to the Chinese dragon, considered an
auspicious symbol.
Arowana fish, also sometimes called the dragon fish, can be a great choice for those who
think big. They can grow up to 90 cm in length and live for more than 20 years. They can be feisty,
though become tamer with age to the point of eating f rom your fingers, and not the fingers themselves.
Adults feed on other fishes while the
juveniles
leed on insects.
Asian Arowana are paternal mouth-brooders. The male fish is responsible for carrying the
eggs in the mouth and can hold. up to a maximum of 40 to 50 eggs. The young may make several
tentative trips outside the parent's mouth to investigate the surroundings before leaving permanently.
ln farms, these eggs are harvested by forcing the male fish to release the eggs from its
mouth. The eggs are then transferred to a tank where they grow until the remains of the egg sac
disappears.
When the young fish have reached about six inches, they are injected with an RFID chip for
identification after which the fish are ready to be sold to hobbyists and investors.
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Arowanas make great pets not
just
because of its growing investments value but also because
they are a great joy
to watch after a hard day's work.
Star Metro, 3 April 2013
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A warm weather
B cold climate
C salty waters
D rough seas
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The word ornamental means
A popular
B profitable
C decorative
D marketable
The Asians favour the Arowanas because
A they can be kept as ornaments
B their lifespan is more than 20 years
C Arowanas look like dragons which are lucky
D they can only be found in the Asian region
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36 Which phrase from paragraph 3 shows that Arowanas are carnivorous?
A eating from your human fingers
B can be feisty
C grow up to 90 cm
D feed on other lishes
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37 Allthe following statements are true except
A the young checks the environment before being independent
B Arowanas become friendlier as they grow older
C RFID are injected into Arowanas for detection
D the adults feed the young with insects
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38 Why are the Asian Arowanas known as paternal brooders?
A The male can carry up to 50 eggs at a time
B The male looks after the eggs in the mouth
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C The females ensure the safety of the eggs
D The young arowanas live away from their parents
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39 For commercial purposes, the eggs are
A usually reared in tanks
B usually stored in the parents' mouth
C sold after the egg sac disappears
D sold to hobbyists and investors
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40 The arowanas are kept for the following reasons except
A they are relaxing to watch them
B they increase in value
C they represent wealth
D they are faithful
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