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SULIT 12/1

SULIT
12/1
Bahasa Inggeris
Kertas 1
Masa 1 jam

PEPERIKSAAN PERCUBAAN PMR 2009

BAHASA INGGERIS

Kertas 1

Satu jam

JANGAN BUKA KERTAS SOALAN INI SEHINGGA DIBERITAHU

Maklumat untuk calon

1. Kertas soalan ini mengandungi lima bahagian: Bahagian A, Bahagian B dan Bahagian C,
Bahagian D dan Bahagian E dengan 40 soalan

2. Jawab semua bahagian.

3. Soalan-soalan dalam semua bahagian mempunyai tiga atau empat pilihan jawapan

4. Anda dinasihati supaya mengambil masa 10 minit untuk menjawab soalan Bahagian A,
10 minit untuk Bahagian B dan 10, minit untuk Bahagian C, 10 minit untuk Bahagian D
dan 20 minit untuk Bahagian E

Information for candidates

1. This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B and Section C, section D
and section E with 40 questions

2. Answer all questions.

3. Questions in all sections have either three or four answer options

4. You are advised to spend 10 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

Kertas soalan ini mengandungi 13. halaman bercetak

@PKPSM Pahang

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SULIT 12/1

SECTION A

Questions 1 - 10
Each question in this paper is followed by three or four possible answers.
Choose the best answer from the answers marked A, B and C or A, B, C and D.
Then on your answer sheet blacken the answer that you have chosen.

Question 1
Study the picture below and answer the question that follows

Why don’t you


pick on
someone your
own size?

1. From the cartoon strip, the worm is _________ the bird.


A. ridiculing
B. threatening
C. laughing at
D. escaping from

Question 2
Read the memo below and answer the question that follows

Please come to
see me when the
school ends

2. The student has to see the teacher


A. before recess
B. after school
C. during school

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Questions 3 – 4
Study the report below and answer the questions that follow

Ipoh, Friday – Julian is a remarkable thirteen-year-old. He has just published his


first book. Yesterday, the book, A Gift of Poems was launched by Dr. Abdul
Osman, president of Shining Hope, a charity organization. The proceeds from
the book will go to this organization which helps single mothers. A Gift of
Poems is beautifully illustrated by the poet himself. He says, “This book is my
way of helping others”.

3. The word proceeds refers to


A. sales
B. books
C. poems
D. money

4. Julian is remarkable for all of the reasons except


A. he is a good artist
B. he is a teenage poet
C. he is caring
D. he helps out at Shining Hope

Question 5
Read the sign below and answer the question that follows

Decision you make today can


alter your future tomorrow

5. The aim of the sign is to encourage patron to register for


A. a course wisely
B. a course early
C. a course later

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Questions 6 – 7
Study the pie chart below and answer the questions that follow

Students reading habits

9%
comics

18% novels

47% magazine
s
newspapers

26%

6. Based on the pie chart, most students enjoy reading


A. comics
B. magazines
C. novels
D. newspapers

7. Which of the following statements is true?


A. Novel has the least readers
B. Students love to read comics compared to novels
C. Most students enjoy reading magazine
D. Students do not like to read

Question 8
Read the dialogue below and answer the question that follows

Aini: Hi Susan. How’s Rabiah today. I heard that she has been robbed at
Giant Supermarket.
Susan: She is fine. She’s recovering from the great shock. Luckily the
young man who was passing by fought the robbers tooth and nail.

8. According to Susan, tooth and nail means


A. fought with nails and teeth
B. fought with all his might
C. fought with the attention of winning
D. fought playfully

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Question 9
Read the label below and answer the question that follows

I tablet a day for children below 12


years
For adults and children aged 13 and
above take two tablets a day

9. From the label, we know that a six year old child should take
A. One tablet a day
B. Two tablets a day
C. Twelve tablets a day
D. Thirteen tablets a day

Question 10
Read the advertisement below and answer the question that follows

SEND FOR YOUR COPY TODAY!

• You could win a Toyota Vios or


RM75,000 CASH!
• Reader’s Digest exclusive!
• Pay by easy installments!
• Free postage and handling!

10. Based on the advertisement, what must a reader do to win a car?


A. Pay RM75,000 in cash
B. Buy the book from a shop
C. Place an order for the book
D. Give free posting cost

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SECTION B

Questions 11 – 18
Each question in the text below 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 tornado that tore through Florida yesterday _____ (11) so


strong that people were tossed hundreds of metres _____ (12) the air. One
person was lifted and dumped in the middle of the Florida Turnpike, normally one
of the busiest highways in the state.
_____ (13) during the night, the worst swarm of tornadoes in Florida’s
history is thought to have _____ (14) at least thirty-eight people. Ten more are
still missing. Rescue teams and _____ (15) dogs worked through the night,
probing the _____ (16) for survivors.
The twisters, some with winds in excess of 400 kilometres per hour,
sucked people out of their homes, spinning them into the air. One teenager was
blown out of _____ (17) window and landed 45 metres away in a cow pasture
_____ (18) lived to tell the tale.
Adapted from JUST ENGLISH

11. A. is 15. A. them


B. are B. their
C. was C. they
D. were

12. A. through 16. A. wreckage


B. among B. destroy
C. between C. saving
D. against D. damage

13. A. Attack 17. A. a


B. Attacks B. an
C. Attacked C. the
D. Attacking

14. A. kill 18. A. but


B. kills B. or
C. killed C. and
D. killing

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SECTION C

Questions 19 – 21
Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the
phrases that are underlined.

Situation A: Melisa is talking to her mother in the kitchen.

Melisa : Mom, can you lend me a hand (19)?


Pn. Qistina : What’s the matter, my dear?
Melisa : I have to pass the hat around (20) for my school walkathon to
collect money for donation.
Pn. Qistina : I see the light (21). All right.

19. lend me a hand


A. pay a high price C. help
B. show pleasure D. stay at home

20. pass the hat around


A. lose control C. sell hats
B. ask for donation D. run away

21. see the light


A. understand C. try harder
B. keep quiet D. stand still

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Questions 22 – 24
Read the message in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases
that are underlined.

Situation A: Fahmi is advising Dafi, his younger brother.

Fahmi : What’s wrong with you? Why are you not doing your work? Do
you know that an idle brain is a devil’s workshop (22)?
Dafi : I need a break (23). I believed that all work and no play makes
Jack a dull boy (24)
Fahmi : I’m worried about you.

22. an idle brain is a devil’s workshop


A. a person with something to do will become naughty
B. a person with nothing to do will get into mischief
C. a person who is polite will be treated as such by others

23. need a break


A. need a rest
B. need to break up
C. need to eat
D. need to take a coffee break

24. all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy


A. one must not spend one’s life playing
B. one must not spend one’s life dreaming
C. one must not spend one’s life working all the time

SECTION D

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Questions 25 – 28
Study the brochure below and choose the best answer for the questions that
follow.

Enjoy festive toll discounts of up to 20% when you


travel between 12 midnight – 7 am on these dates : 21,
22, 23, 26, 29, 30 January 2009.

Here’s our travel time advisory schedule to help you


plan your journey
Date Journey Suggested journey
From To Start time
24-25 • Penang, Before 1.00 pm
January Kedah &
2009 Klang Valley Perlis After 2.00 pm
(Saturday & • Perak Before 1.00 pm
Sunday) • Johor After 2.00 pm
• Alor Gajah,
Tampin &
Melaka
27, 28, 31 • Penang, Kedah & Before 1.00 pm
January Perlis
(Tuesday, • Taiping, Kuala Between 3.00–7.00
Wednesday, Kangsar & Ipoh pm
Saturday) & • Tapah, Bidor & Klang Valley
1 February Sungkai After 8.00 pm
2009 • Johor
(Sunday) • Alor Gajah, Before 1.00 pm
Tampin & Melaka Between 3.00–8.00
• Seremban / pm
Senawang After 9.00 pm

Get the latest traffic record update via SMS from PLUS
mobile alert

REMEMBER TO DRIVE SAFELY. Respect your


limits. Buckle-up in front and behind.

25. The festive toll discount was only valid for


A. 1 February 2009 at 6.00 am

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B. 22 February 2009 at 12.00 midnight


C. 23 January 2009 at 12.00 noon
D. 20 January 2009 at 7.00 am

26. Buckle-up in front and behind means


A. buckle your seat C. fasten your car
B. buckle your belt D. fasten your seatbelt

27. According to the brochure, you can travel


A. From Taiping to Klang Valley after 9.00 pm on 31 January 2009
B. From Klang Valley to Johor before 1.00 pm on 26 January 2009
C. From Perlis to Klang Valley before 8.00 pm on 31 January 2009

28. You can get latest traffic update


A. through email
B. through SMS
C. through phone call
D. through radio

Questions 29 – 34
Read the letter below carefully and choose the best answer for the questions
that follow.

Dear Editor,
My daughter and I took a week long break to Bali recently. As it was our tenth visit
to the beautiful island, we decided to do away with the usual holiday hullabaloo. No hectic
travelling from place to place in a rented car and no endless shopping expeditions. This was
purely to relax.
The absence of my energetic shopaholic hubby made it possible for us to just sit back
and enjoy the aura of peace and tranquility that is synonymous with Bali. We spent our
days dipping in the sea, swimming in the pool or just lazing in the sun. in the late
afternoon, when it was lightly cooler, we would take long walk by the beach or browse
around many little shops along the cosy village of Tanjung Benoa.
Many of the restaurants also have cultural shows or live band performances for
diners as they eat. At the resort, my daughter Sarah befriended a lot of people. Most
memorable was the bond she formed with a group of kids. These kids just got along like a
house on fire. They spent every waking moment together, swimming and playing in the
water, chasing each other. Their days were filled with joy and laughter. Not even the rain
managed to dampen their spirits as they went on building their sand castle.
To me this was the highlight of my holiday- to watch my daughter mingling with
people from all over the world, free from judgment and assumptions.
Azurah
Kuala Lumpur
Adapted from THE STAR January 2009

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29. How many times have Azurah visited Bali Island?


A. none
B. once
C. twice
D. ten

30. The word shopaholic means


A. hates shopping
B. loves shopping
C. addicted to alcohol
D. hates alcohol

31. They refers to


A. Azurah and her daughter
B. performers
C. waiters and waitress
D. diners

32. What was Azurah’s daughter most memorable incident at the resort
A. dipping in the sea
B. eating in restaurant
C. forming close relationship with children
D. watching live band performances

33. Which phrase shows that the children are having an enjoyable time?
A. Their days were filled with joy and laughter
B. Their spirits were dampened by the rain
C. They were chasing each other in the room

34. When did Azurah and her daughter stroll along Tanjung Benoa?
A. Late evening C. Late afternoon
B. Late night D. Late morning

SECTION E

Questions 35 – 37
Read the poem below carefully. Then, choose the best answer for the questions
that follow.

Life’s Brief Candle

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,


Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterday have lighted fools

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The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!


Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more; it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

By William Shakespeare

35. Creeps in this petty pace from day to day means?


A. very tired of living
B. very happy about life
C. very energetic about
life

36. What does the phrase last syllable of recorded time mean?
A. The time after our death
B. The time that we live on earth
C. The recorded time of our life
D. Until we take our last breath

37. What does the phrase signifying nothing means


A. Life can be enjoyed
B. Life can be endured forever
C. Life is short, meaningless and senseless
D. Life is short , full of meaning and fulfilling

Questions 38 – 40
Read the extract below carefully and choose the best answer for the questions
that follow.

“How about you distribute Hacks sweets instead of hard boiled eggs?” his
last idea was really the last straw for his sister. “Anymore of your brilliant
suggestions and your wedding is off! I mean, OFF!” She stormed off into the
kitchen.
Jamal stared after her, blinking at his tears. He was trying to be helpful and
trying hard to economize. And precious little gratitude he got from it as well. That
threat about calling off his marriage was really a kick in his underbelly. It was
12 a bride to be. The, titillated him no end
really all their fault. First, they found him
with tales of the bridal chamber. When he was all worked up, threatened to call
off the wedding. That was oppression. Jamal retired to a corner to lick his wound.
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38. What did Jamal suggest to be distributed to the guests?


A. Eggs C. Flowers
B. Hacks sweets D. Cakes

39. The phrase “last straw” shows that


A. Jamal’s sister thought he was joking
B. Jamal’s sister dislike to use straw to drink
C. Jamal’s words made his sister angry
D. Jamal’s sister thought his ideas were all straws

40. Which statement is true?


A. Jamal’s sister was angry with her husband
B. Jamal’s marriage was called off
C. Jamal was trying to help with the wedding plan
D. Jamal retired from his work

END OF QUESTION

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Sulit
12/2
Bahasa Inggeris
Kertas 2
Masa
11/2 jam

PEPERIKSAAN PERCUBAAN PMR 2009

______________________________________________________________________________

BAHASA INGGERIS

Kertas 2

Satu jam tiga puluh minit

JANGAN BUKA KERTAS SOALAN INI SEHINGGA DIBERITAHU

Maklumat untuk calon

1. Kertas soalan ini mengandungi tiga bahagian: Bahagian A, Bahagian B dan Bahagian C.

2. Jawab semua bahagian.

3. Anda dinasihati supaya mengambil masa 40 minit untuk menjawab soalan Bahagian A,
30 minit untuk Bahagian B dan 20 minit untuk Bahagian C

Information for candidates

1. This question paper consists of three sections: Section A, Section B and Section C.

2. Answer all sections.

3. You are advised to spend 40 minutes on Section A, 30 minutes on Section B and 20 minutes
on Section C.

Kertas soalan ini mengandungi 5 halaman bercetak

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SULIT 12/2

SECTION A: Guided Writing


[30 marks]

Write a recount on your visit to Kuantan Pahang during the school holidays. Based on the
pictures and notes given describe what you see and did there.

TANJONG LUMPUR

Fishing village
Stall
Beach

PANDAN WATERFALL

beautiful scenery
picnicking
jungle tracking

SHOPPING PARADISE

Shopping malls
Buy souvenirs
Entertainment centres

CHERATING BEACH

Natural Batik Village


Swimming
Snorkelling

When writing your recount, you should:

• Use all the notes given


• Elaborate on the given notes to make it more interesting
• Make sure it is not less than 120 words

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Section B: Summary

[10 marks]

Read the passage below and answer the question that follows.

Recycling is a means of processing used things to be used again as new products. We


recycle old paper bags, bottles and plastic bags to reduce their production. Besides that,
in recycling, we use things like newspapers, aluminum cans and garden refuse to make
new things.
With the advancement of technology, natural materials are
becoming scarce. Therefore, human beings have resorted to recycling to avoid the raw
materials from perishing. It is also important to reduce the amount of waste in the
environment. It is sad to say in a day, human beings discard many things. Some of these
things can be recycled. Therefore, when we reuse things, we throw away fewer items.
Landfills and dumpsites are places where rubbish is disposed.
These landfills are limited, so we must learn to save space. In order to do so, we must
recycle the things we use in our daily lives. We can recycle glass containers, aluminum
cans, paper and shopping bags.
In recycling, we save energy. During a production process a lot of
energy will be required to produce a new product. The by-products of these new
products are toxic waste that can be harmful to mankind. Hence, through recycling,
pollution can be reduced.
We recycle materials to save money. It is a cheaper method of
waste disposal than landfills. We can also make creative handicrafts and gives from
used items as decorations for the home and as presents to friends. Besides this, the
recycled materials can be sold to gain some revenue for the family. Beautiful cards, gift
wraps and decorative home items can be made from recycled materials thereby helping
the cottage or home industries.

Write a summary on why we must practise recycling.

Your summary must:


• not be more than 60 words, including the 10 words given below
• be in continuous writing (not note form)
• be written in one paragraph

Use your own words as far as possible without changing its original meaning.

Begin your summary as follows:

People should not throw unwanted things which can be recycled ………

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Section C: Novel

[10 marks]

Novels

1. Potato People - Angela Wright


2. Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
3. The Phantom of The Opera - Gaston Leroux
4. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
5. The Prisoner of Zenda - Anthony Hope Hawkins

Good and evil characters are portrayed in the novel that you have read.

Based on one of the novels above, write about an event that shows their good or evil acts.

Give reasons to support your answer.

Your response should be


• in not less than 50 words
• in continuous writing (not note form)

END OF QUESTION

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