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Ogos PEPERIKSAAN PERCUBAAN
2009 PENILAIAN MENENGAH RENDAH
I jam NEGERI PERAK
2009

BAHASA INGGERIS

KERTAS 1
Sahrjam

JANGAN BUKA KERTAS SOALAN INI SEHINGGA DIBERITAIIU

Maklumatuntuk calon
I. Kertassoalqn ini mengandungilima bahagian:BahagianA, Bahagian B, Bahagian C,
Bahagian D dan Bahagian E dengan 40 soalan.
2, Jawab sem\a soalan.
. 3. Soalan.soqlaxdalam semuabqhqgian mempunyaiemp t pilihqn jay,qpan.
4. Ahda dinasihatisupayqmengambilmarq lO minit uhtukmenjTwabsoalanBahagianA,
I0 minit unluk BahagianB, l0 mihit untukBahagianC, lO minit untuk BahagianD dan
20 minit untuk B^hegisr^ E.

Informationfor candidates
l, This questionpaper consistsoffrve sectionstSectionA, SectionB, SectionC, SectionD
ahd Section E with 40 questions.
2. Ansy,ertll E)estions.
3, Suestiohsin all sectionshave folur options.
4, you are adrisedto
ryend about l0 minutesor SectionL IO minutes07?SectionB,
10 minulesol1SectionC, 70 mihuteso, SectionD and 20 fiinutes on SectionE.

Kertas soalaoini mengaDdungi


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l, Fromthe comic strip, we know tbat


A dle man'steenagedsondid not like his cooking
B t}reman took a very long time to Feparedinner
C the man'swife scoldedhim for beingslow
D the mancookeddirurerfor himselfonly

TIIE 4 Rs - To help save th€ environment

REDUCE REUSE F.ECYCLE R.EPR.OD[JCE

Reducethe Reuseproducts Recycle as many Reproduce


amountof agarnand agarn different productsfrom
hazardous whenpractical. materialsas you recycledmaterials,
Productsyou can.
DUy.
(Adaptedfiom: http://www.cleanwaterwavs.orq/hhwn

2, is true?
Whichof the following statements
A Prcductsshouldonly be usedonce.
B Peoplemust recycleall qpes of matedals.
c The 4fu progmmmeaimsto help peoplesavemoney.
D to lhe environment.
we shouldusefewer productsthat are dangerous

Cheryl,
I haveameeting.Will be backlate.Pleasecall your dadto let him know.
Remernbetto bring in the laundry andmind your brcther.We'lI havea Chinesetakeaway
for dlhnortonight. Seeyou.
Mum

3. Frdn tlrc inessagewe know &at Cherylnasrc


A takecare ofher brother
B telephoneher mother
C took hei o\rn dirmer
D do tlre laundry
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IPOH, Tues-A drunkenbuglar fell asleepin the househe had brokeninto. The ownerwho
found him dozing on his sofacalledthe police. Peterwasjailed for two yearsafter admitting
to the break-in.

What would be tie most suitableheadlinefor the aboverepofi?


A A CarelessBwglar
B A SleepyBurgkr
C SleepingBurglarCaught
D BurglarJailedfor Years

Camerasand camemphonesare
A allowed
B accepted
C pemitted
D pohibit€d

MANAGEMENT TRAINEE

. Freshgraduates
with diploma,/degree
r Able to converse
well in English
. No experience
is requiredastrainingwill be provided
. Computerliterate

WALK _IN INTERVIEW

308, 3'dFloor,JalanBunga 57000Kuala Lwnpur

A personwho wantsio apply for this job


A neednot be a gaduate
B neednot havecomputerskills
C musthavesomeworking experience
D mustbe ableto speakEnglishfluently

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WASTENOT,WANT NOT
7. The noticeaboyeis a rcminderthat wateris
A contamhated
B precious
C plertiirl
D tainted

8. Thepie chartaboveshowsthatroadaccidents
aremainlycausedby
A engine failures
B hwmnfactors
C weatherconditions
D physicatconditionsof rcads

60
EARTH HOUR
Showyour supportfor EarthHouron March28.
At 8,30p,m.,switchoffyour lightsibr onehour.
9, The posterabovetells us to switchoff the ligirts
A fiom 8.30p.m.to 9.30p.m
B for aslongasyou like
C at 8.30p.m.everyday
D for 60 seconds

Cineplexesin shoppingmallsprovidea moreexcitingviewing


experienceand come equippedwilh state-of-the-4rlsound
systemsandplushseats.

10. Basedon the extractabove,the pltase slate-of-the-al/means


A ancient
B outdated
C the latest
D the cosdiest
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Questions11 - 18
Each question in the text below tefers to a numbercd blank. For each question, choose the
bestanstterfrom the oprionr A, B, C and D to fit the nunberedblank.

The computeris an amazingtool. It is said to be the 11 inv€ntionof the 2lst


cantury.Every olfice and home today 12 a computer,It is used 13 business
transactions,as a source of referenceand informationand a means of entertainmgnt,
Computershave become such an integral part of 14 lives that we cannot imagine a
day going by without using the cornputer._[ , many parents are concemedabout the
popularity of computer games.This is becausetheir children spend most of their waking
hours in front of the computer,thus_ll into the time spent 17 social aotivities,
Plalng computergames 18 be addictive.

Adaptedtom the PC Magazine

11. A great 15 A However


B grealest B Therefore
C as geat as C Although
D grcalerthan D Moreover

12, A has 16 A out


B had B cuts
C have C cutting
D hu.4ng D have cut

13. A with lTAon


B for Bin
cbv Cof
Dh Dat
14. A, his 18 A can
B our B must
C your C would
D ttFir D should

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Questions19 - 21
Readthe con|ersotion below and choosethe best meakingfor the phrases underlined'

Rohanamet Jayanthion her way back home


Rohana Hi, Jayanthi!Whal happeaed? Yesterday you went back homeafter the frs period'
Jalanthi I had such a tenible stomachacheso I had to call on (19) my aunt to take me to the
clinic.
Rohana What did the doctor say?
Jayanthi He said it wasjust a bad caseof gastritisso he gaveme somemedicationAfter taking it
I could feel the pain ebbineawav(20) but I was still weak.
RoharE You poor thing!
Jayanthi Thank God my aunt was thereto watchover (21) me.
Rohana You're so lucky to havesucha caringaunt.

19. callon
A Su1lrlmn
B invib
C visit
D ask

20, ebbineawav
A disappeer graduaUy
B decrease instantly
C stoptnrnedialely
D easequickly

21. watchover
A plotect
B observe
C attendto
D guardover

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Questions22 - 24
Read the speechbelow and choosethe best heaning fol the phrases underlined.

Goodmoming,shrdents. Today,we bid larewell (22) to Cik Jamaliahwho is retiringnext week.


She has been with us for the past 22 years. She has been a pj_llal,qf sllg4gth (23), always
encouragingus to work hard and advisingus not to build castlesin the air (24). We will always
rememberher words. Cik Jamaliah,we wish you a happy retirement.

22, bid farewell


A conveyour wishes
B sendour rcgards
C showgratitude
D saygoodbye

pillar of strensth
A fountainofjoy
B figur€of authority
C geat support
D shict taskmaster

24. build castlesin the air


A sleep
B loikr
C daydream
D procrastinate

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Questions25 - 28 are basedon thefollowingposter.

PERAKBOOKF,{IRZOOS
Tl9ada booKa day,galnKnou,led8e
Fora llfetlme
Date zz - z9 Novemberaoog
Time 10 a.m.- I p.m.(Monday- Thursday)
10a.m.- 9 p.m.(Friday- Sunday)
Venue StadiumInderaMulia,Ipoh,Perak
Organiser MalaysianBookstoreAssociation
Highlights ofthe week:

NO EVENTS DATE TIME


I Story-tellingSession 22 November2oo9 2p.m.-5p.m.
(Opento childrenaged7 - rz
vears)
2 PoetrvReadins 23 November2oog 1 0a . m .- 1 D . m .
BookSigningby SamLlewellyn, z5 Novemberzoog 3p.m.-5p.m.
theauthorof"Lyonesse: The
Wall BetweenWorlds"
4 LiteraryADDreciationSession 26 November20og 2D.m,-6D,m.
5
'Meetthe Authors' Session 27 November2ooq 2D.m.-6D.m,
6 'TleasureHunt' for Secondary
28 November2oo9 11a,m.-6p.m.
SchoolStudents

Come and vlsit the event of the year! Great promotions and bargalns!
Specialpricesfor selectedbooks:
r. "TheMagician:TheSecrets ofthe ImmortalNicholasFlamel"by MichaelScott
z. "Then"by MorrisGleitzman
3. "11Birthdays'by WendyMass
4. "Seekers: TheQuestBegins"by Edn Hunter
5. "Talesfrom the CourtandOtherStories"by MatthewThomas
6. "MouseClutchingWinter Melon" by KuanGuatChoo
Forfurtherinformation,log otrto reww,perakbookfair.2
009.ny

25. The aim of organisingore book fair is to


A help the participatingbookstorcsclearrheh stock
B allow schoolstudentsto participatein manyevents
C encouragepeopleto rcad morc in oder to gain knowledge
D provideoppornuritiesfor people!o meetfamousauthorsandpoets

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26. The book fair will be held at StadiumInden Mulia for
A sevendays
B eiglrtdays
C nine days
D six days

27. If a peNonwantsto get autqgrapbsfiom writers,he can attend


A Story-tellingsession
B PoetryReadingsession
C 'Meet the Authors'
session
D LitemryAppreciationsession

28. Fromthe poster,we know that


A six booksare going to be ollered at half price
B a Form Threesnrdenrcanparticipa(ein LheTreasureHunr
L tle book fair is sponsoredby Malaysian BooksLore Association
u vlsltorscancall the organiserand referto the relevantwebsitefor
infomation

Questions 29 - 34 qre basedon thefollo\aing passage.


*o arebigbusin.r,io Mutu@
):l.1'l'jll:: :roplements
ol.l.:o: *91y.
l,ljl^,"^"1,ill
wariness ]?* artilicialand
of aalttring 9i" of thereasons
for ttrisintercst
in herbsis thepeople,s
t'eir highopinionof uryd,ingorg;l ; f., ;il;;#;;
areconcemed.
lol,ol hoj.re;a9wn_cuesfor manyailments. one of tlrcmis thea.loeveraptant.
*," -ITt:ygrows
rrusplafl "easityin
Malaysia.Theintercsting
contentof thisparticularplantis its gel,In the
e:-d."h.rs hadusedthe get as shampoos to washrheir hair,yet roday,we have
f.::1.-_-",i1
exfenslvestrampoos
:l:trunq thattheycontainaloevera,asif l werea rareingredient,
Atoeverais cultivated asan omamental plant.Thisplantsurvives in ariasof low natural
not in placeswhichexperience extremely low temperatues. It requireswell-drained
i$l 9:, sort
sanoypoftlng andbrightsro:nycondition.you car plantit in thepot or on *re ground.you
don't evenhaveto look afterit
This herb is consideredto be effectivein treatrnentof wounds.
Somestudies,lbr example,
the,rareof heating.A morerecentstudyshowsevidencethar ru ger supports
:::y-9::ryT:,:"
neaungor trst to seconddegreeburns.The bitterjuice extacted
ftom aloeverajuice is often
ptepTg as flavoureddrink which helpswith digestiveproblems
people.have complained rhatconsuming too muchaloeveraJuce cancause
^,,__-l::.""a
aooormnd cr,unpsanddranhoea.Sometimes somepeopleshowmild skil allergyor developmshes.

(AdaptedJiom Just Engtish,2005/www.aloeveraplant.org)

29. The word 'artirtcial, means


A authentic
B srnthetic
C onginal
D genuine

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30, Aloeveragel canbe usedto


A soothebums
B t€at allergies
c stop dianhoea
D enlranceflavour

31. Aloevemtluiveswell in
A fir[ sElight
B coldrcgions
C shadyplaces
I) swampyareas

1t Theword 'it' in the secondpa$graphrcfersto


A ingedient
B slumpoo
C aloevera
D gel

is true?
Whichof thefollowingstatements
A Aloevemgel is suitableashairronic.
B Aloeven is onlygrowncomrnercially.
C Aloeverahasa lot of medicinalb€nefits.
D Aloeveraneeds careto growwell.
special

Thebesttitle for thispassage


is
A Aloeveraandits uses
B GrowingaloeveraPlants
C Producing aloeveraProducts
D Aloeveraasan organicfood

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Questions35 - 37 are basedon the followrng poem.

The Dead Crow


He saw a deadcrow
in a drEin
nearthe post omce.
He saw an old man
gaspingfor air
and a baby barely ableto breathe
in a crowdedmomingclinic.
This land is so rich.
Why shouldwe sufferlike this?

I want cleanair
for my grandchildren.
I want the damnedfools
to leavethe forcst alone.
I want the tees to grow,
the riversrun free,
and the eadhcoveredwith grass.
l€t the politiciansplanhow we may live with dignity,
now and always.
A.SamadSald

35. 'a babybarelyable to breathe'showstllat thercis pollution in the counrry.


_
A air
B lard
C noise
D water

36. All of the followingsarc demandsmadeby the poet except


A gmss-covercdearth
B moredevelopments
C wDolluteddvers
D cleanair

37, The main message of the poernis tlat we must


A setup morc clinics
B stopkilting cmws
C fell rnorett€€s
D cndpollution

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38 - 40 are basedon the extractfrom theshortstoryHow Dalst Got Its Name.
Questions

"He startedall this," they said to eachother "Galau will be glad to hearthat Umat is
dead!"
But they were wong. When Galau heard that his brother was dead,he c:!meto see
wherehe lay, still unbuded.He cded ard moumedfor him.
"He wasmy brotherandmy father'sson,"he said."He was yotlllgerthan I am. I should
havelookedafrerhim. I want you to makea tall, cawedmemorialpole, like the one you made
for my latefather."
But the men disageed."Chief," they said, "yow kndness is too great.This man was
your brotherand your late fafter's son This is why he shouldneverhavegoneagainstyou the
way he did. He shouldnot have brought our enemieshere to attack and to kill many of our
friends.You canmoumhim if you likg but we will not carvea pole for him."
"Brother, I think they are right," Lutong said gently."Poor Umat was our brother,but
he doesnot deservea memorialpole. l€t usjust moumhim in our heais."
Galauthoughtaboutthis, hiding his facewi*r his hands.
"All right," he said at last, "cover the poor man with earthand let no more be said.But
one memorialI will give him. This was oncea happyvillage,Now it is a placaof death,Blood
was spilt in the village sheet.The smell of deathis in the air Black flies arc everyrrtrere.I will
call this villageDalat,flies, so nobodyshalleverforget!"

38. The villagerssaid Galauwould be glad that Umat wasdeadb€cause


A Umat had betrayedhim
B Galauwas a heartlessman
C Galauwas wonied aboutthe witr
D Umat had beendisrespectii to the villageN

39. Why did Galauhide his facein his hands'l


A He wasangry.
B He was grieved.
C He washruniliated.
D He wasfeelingguilty.

40. The villagewasgiventhe name"Dalaf'


A becauseit hasthe smell of death
B becauseit was firll of blood
C in memoryof the war
D in memoryof Umat

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