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MAAHAD IHYA AL- AHMADI

2017 MONTHLY TEST 1


ENGLISH LANGUAGE
FORM ONE

NAME: ..... FORM:

SECTION A
[10 Marks]
Question 1
The text below is about and old man and his sons
Read the text below. There are grammatical errors in the text. The errors have been underlined for
you.
Write one word to correct the error in the space provided. An example has been given. The
correct word must not change the meaning of the sentence. There are no spelling and
punctuation errors in the text.

There lived an old man with his three sons. The old man is fragile but

wise. His sons do not love one another so they were not at peace. This made e.g did

the old man very unhappy and worried. One day, an old man called his sons. (a) _____________

He brings a bundle of sticks. He asked his sons to break the bundle one by (b) _____________

one. Each of the sons try to break the bundle, but none succeeded. Then the (c) _____________

old man asks his eldest son to untie the bundle. The eldest son did as asked. (d) _____________

He then give one stick to each of his sons and said, Try to break your sticks. (e) _____________

Now they broke their sticks very easy. The old man said, My boys, you have (f) _____________

seen that you cannot break the stick when they are tied together. But you can (g) _____________

break them when they was separated. This is the strength of unity. If you (h) _____________

were united, nobody will be able to do any harm. So do not quarrel among (i) _____________

yourself and try to live in peace. Then you will all be happy. (j) _____________

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SECTION B
[20 Marks]
Question 2
Read the following text. Then, answer questions (a) (j).

Usage of Coconut Tree

Coconut tree is a kind of palm tree with a single straight trunk and has been used for
many purposes since prehistoric times. Every part has a use, including the fruits,
wood, and leaves. Coconuts are exotic, edible fruits produced in coconut trees.

The fruit of a coconut tree contains water. When you break the hard shell to open the
fruit, it has mildly sweet water inside that is known for its extreme health benefits.
Coconut water from young and tender coconuts is sweeter and has the best flavor.

Coconuts also can be eaten raw or cooked and they are rich in vitamins, minerals,
and powerful antioxidants. Before you can eat the coconut, the white flesh of the fruit
needs to be separated from the outer hard shell using a coconut scraper or a spoon.

The white flesh of an old coconut can be grated and extracted to make coconut milk.
This milk can be used for cooking in curries, desserts and cakes. It makes the dishes
more creamy and delicious. Besides that, the shell of the coconut is useful to create
crafts.

The husks are useful too. They can be used as natural scrubbers to clean dinner
plates, cups, and other vessels and even the floor. Coconut husks are also used as
a craft material to create many beautiful things. For example, you can color it and
use it as hair for dolls. It can also be used to make strong ropes.

Lastly, the leaves of the coconut palms can be used to make fences as well as roofs
for huts, and in many places, people still use them for thatching. Coconut leaves
have thick sticks that can be used to make brooms.

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Question (a) (j)
Using information from the text, complete the following graphic organiser.

Usage of coconuts

(a) _________________________________

(b) _________________________________

(c) _________________________________

(d) _________________________________

Usage of coconut husks

(e) _______________________________

(f) _______________________________

(g) _______________________________

Usage of coconut leaves

(h) _________________________________

(i) _________________________________

(j) _________________________________

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Question 3
Read the poster below. Then, answer questions (a) (i).

DeMines Convention Hall


25 April to 4 May 2016
10 a.m. 10 p.m.

More than 200 booths from all over Southeast Asia will present and
display their goods.
Do not miss the opportunity to meet publishers from Singapore, United
Kingdom, USA, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia.
There will be millions of books from the latest and best collections of
Malay, English, Arabic and Chinese titles in pavilions known as the
Malay, English, Arabic and Chinese Pavilion respectively.

Visitors to the event can look forward to a wide-range of fun-filled exciting


activities such as performances, contests as well as meet-the-authors
sessions.

For more information visit: www.marinabooks.com

Visit us at our Facebook page: Marina International Book Fair

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Questions (a) (d):
Based on the poster, state whether the following statements are TRUE or FALSE.

(a) The Marina International Book Fair will end on 3 May 2016. _______________ [1 mark]

(b) The book fair will be held at DeMines Convention Hall. _______________ [1 mark]

(c) The book fair is for twelve hours per day. _______________ [1 mark]

(d) The publishers are only from Southeast Asia. _______________ [1 mark]

Questions (e) (i): Read the poster carefully and answer the questions below.

(e) How many booths from all over Southeast Asia will be there at the book fair?

____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]

(f) Which countries are the publishers from?

____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]

(g) Fill in the table with an appropriate word or phrase from the poster.

Meaning Words/Phrase

i. put something in a prominent place in order


_____________________________________
that it may be readily seen

ii. providing much enjoyment _____________________________________

[2 marks]

(h) What should you do if you want more information about the book fair?

____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]

(i) Why do you think the activities at the book fair will be exciting?

____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]
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SECTION C
[10 Marks]
Question 4
Read the letter from Sho to Hani.

No 56, Jalan Tie Man 15,


Taman Tie Man,
47300 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.

28 February 2016

Dear Hani,
How are you? I am fine here. I hope you are fine too. I received your letter
three days ago. I was very shocked to hear that your house has been robbed last
month. I was also very relieved to find out that you and your family was not at home
when that incident happened.
Next time, you should be very careful. Although you live in a village, robbery
can happen anywhere. Besides, the number of robberies is soaring day by day.
Therefore, I would like to share some home safety tips with you here.
Firstly, ensure that the gates, doors and windows are locked at all times. Open
gates, doors and windows are indeed an invitation to robberies. So, remember to lock
them before leaving the house. You can install a burglar alarm to further fortify your
home against robberies besides using padlocks and safety chain latch.
Next, keep your money and jewellery in the bank. You can be reassured that
your valuables are safer in the bank than at home. This is because they will not get
anything valuable from your house. You should make the surrounding of your house
brighter by switching on the lights at night. This will prevent the robbers or burglars
from breaking in your house.
Finally, inform your neighbours when you are going on a holiday. They will
keep an eye on your house. I advise you to give them the house keys to switch on the
lights at night and collect your letters in the letter box when you are not around. Thus,
robbers and burglars will not know that you are not around.
I hope that you will adhere to these tips to ensure that robbers will not break in
your house again. Take care and keep in touch.
Your friend,
Sho

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Read the letter carefully and answer the questions (a) (i).

(a) Who wrote the letter?

____________________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]

(b) Why did he write the letter?

____________________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]

(c) What should a person do before leaving his/her house? Why?

____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]

(d) According to Sho, where should one keep their valuables?

____________________________________________________________________________
[1 mark]

(e) Fill in the table with an appropriate word/phrase from the letter.

Meaning Words/Phrase

i. rises very quickly from time to time


_____________________________________

ii. to fix equipment or furniture into position so


that it can be used

iii. to make a place more able to resist attack _____________________________________

iv. to take care of something and make sure


that they are not harmed or damaged
[4 mark]

(f) List two home safety tips that Sho shared with Hani in his letter.

i. __________________________________________________________________ [1 mark]

ii. __________________________________________________________________ [1 mark]

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(HANIS SOFEA OSMERA) (MOHD NOR RADZIE BOKHARI) (JAMILAH JAFFAR)
English Language Teacher Senior Teacher of Language Subjects Assistant Principal 1