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PENILAIAN MENENGAH RENDAH 2011 EXCEL 2


BAHASA INGGERIS 12/1 OGOS 2011 KERTAS 1 1 JAM
SATU JAM

JANGAN BUKA KERTAS SOALAN INI SEHINGGA DIBERITAHU 1. 2. 3. Kertas soalan ini mengandungi 40 soalan. Jawab semua soalan. Tiap-tiap soalan diikuti oleh empat pilihan jawapan, iaitu A, B, C dan D. Bagi setiap soalan, pilih satu jawapan sahaja. Hitamkan semua jawapan anda pada kertas jawapan objektif yang disediakan.

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1. Which of the following will be most suitable to represent X? A On sale. C. Todays recipes. B Todays special. D. Your food guide. HOW LILY SPENDS HER TIME hours

2. Most of Lilys waking hours are spent A eating. C. B activities. D.

in school. travelling.

NUTTY & FRUITY Delicious and nutritious. Promote good health and reduce body fats. Low in calories and carbohydrates. 3. Nutty and Fruity is probably a A diet bar. B snack food. C. D. chocolate bar. health supplement.
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House to Let
4. The advertisement tells us that there is a house for A sale. C. show. B rent. D. renovation.

5. The advice given proverb is never to A be foolish. C. talk bad other people. B let an opportunity go. be blinded by our own faults.

in the about D.

, I mentioned about my friend and her family moving to Indonesia. I plan to buy her a dig ck and let me know what you think about my idea. Love, Clarissa

6.

According to the letter above, Clarissa wants to buy her friend A a farewell gift. C. a birthday present. B a computer disc. D. a computer programme.

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First aid, the care given before emergency medical help arrives, can help save lives. Knowing what to do with, for instance, someone who has a fractured bone or a cut is important.

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Which of the following statements does not explain the text? A First aid is given during emergency. B First aid is given to replace medical help. C First aid is given before medical help arrives. D First aid provides immediate help to people who need it.

8. The aim of staging the wayang kulit performance is to A make money. B keep the art alive. C. make people happy D. promote friendship in ASEAN.

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Key: --Jungle track

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If you trek from the west to the east along the jungle trek, you will end up in A Juara Village. B Gunung Kajang. C Ayer Batang Village. D Tioman Island Resort.

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The lady in the cartoon strip wants to clean the attic on that day because she A likes cleanliness. C. wants to please her husband. B is in the mood to do so. D. wants her husband to help her.

Questions 11 18 are based on the following text. The Ministry of Education has embarked on a tree-planting programme in schools nationwide. The aim is to instill ____(11)____ students a sense of responsibility towards the environment based on a lifestyle ____(12)____ cares for the environment. The programmes target is to ____ (13) ____ 20 million trees by 2020. The ministry will also be responsible for identifying the species and the number of trees to be planted in each school and ____(14)____ will depend on the locality of the school and the type of soil and surroundings. ____(15)____, it will be difficult to meet the target in the urban areas due to the lack of space for tree- planting in urban-based schools. This ____(16)____ not be a problem in the rural schools because of the large open space available. The programme is a good one as it is best to educate school children on ____(17)____ importance of the environment from a young age. Good habits should be taught early and bad ones ____ (18) ____ before it is too late.

11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

A A A A A A A A

into who plant lots Also may hated

B B B B B B B B

onto that plants a lot Due to will a limited

C C C C C C C C

among when planted more Besides shall an discarded

D D D D D D D D

between where planting a little However must the identified

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Questions 19 - 21 Read the conversation below and choose the best meaning for the underlined phrases.

rians took away (19) the smiles from the Malaysian players led by No 1 Lee Chong Wei on the opening day of the Thomas Cup Finals at ld water on what should have been a great opening of the world premier mens team event when they failed to show up (20) on time for o (21) several aspects before making a decision on the Nigerians.

19.

took away A wiped B peeled to show up A to display B to be beautiful look into A search B disturb

C D C D C D

ejected deleted to act in a play to make an appearance explore investigate

20.

21.

Questions 22 24 Read the conversation below and choose the best meaning for the expressions that are underlined.
: I thought all of us were involved in presenting the drama, werent we? : Yes, we are. Its in black and white (22). Miss Carol handed the letter to Parvin. : So, lets strike while the iron is hot (23) to show how we can work together. : Yes, everyone says that there is no teamwork among our classmates. Lets kill two birds with one stone (24), show everyone that we can work together as a team and can act as well.

Chee Hong Haimah

Chee Hong Haimah

22.

black and white A a box B a tape strike while the iron is hot A do things with the iron B let go of a good opportunity kill two birds with one stone A use a stone as a weapon B use a stone to kill two birds

C D C D C D

writing two colours make sure of a good opportunity iron the clothes while the iron is hot achieve one thing at one time achieve two things at one time
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24.

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ng, all said shescutting English class today. Want toto take that quiz anyway? Wani of us are giving us a quiz today. Who wants join us?

Questions 25 28 are based on the following cartoon strip.

ndy.are going to hide behindthan computer lab until wrong to skip class. there and it is a great hideaway. We Id rather take the quiz the hide. Besides, its recess. Its very quiet

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From the cartoon strip, we can conclude that Dayang and Mandy A B like English lessons want to take the quiz C D do not like Miss Wani are not prepared for the quiz

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The phrase cutting English class as found in the cartoon strip means A B quitting the English class attending the English class later C D walking out of the English class being absent from the English class

27.

Doris is obviously not __________ by Dayang and Mandy. A B impress impressed C D influenced influences

28.

Dayang and Mandy are trying to persuade Doris to A B play truant. act sensibly. C D be rebellious enter the computer lab

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Questions 29 34 are based on the following passage. I am not really scared of ghosts, but something happened to me a few months ago. I was at home, alone, watching television one night. It was one of those horrible, stormy nights with wind and rain lashing against the windows. My parents and siblings were at the cinema. After a while, I heard a tapping sound. I did not worry at first. There were trees near the windows and I thought it was the trees hitting against them. I ignored the sound. Then, I heard a bang at the front door. It must be the wind, I thought. Then, I heard a noise I could not ignore. It was a horrible cry - it was like someone being strangled. I jumped. I was frightened by then. Then it came again. "Graaahhh!" "Is there a madman going around the house, trying to get in?" I prayed that all the doors and windows were shut properly. I started moving around to check them. Just then, I heard the tapping. I started dialing for the police. Suddenly, the front door burst opened and in came my siblings shouting, April Fool! April Fool! I could have strangled them - I nearly did. 29. Where was the writer at the time of the incident? A B 30. In a forest. At the cinema. C D Alone at home With his family

The word lashing in paragraph 1 can be replaced with A beating. C bursting B pouring. D storming The writer thought the noises were made by the A B trees. wind. C D madman brothers and sisters

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32.

Why did the writer want to call the police? A B He was frightened. He wanted to pray. C D He could not leave the house. He was angry with his brothers and sisters.

33.

The writer heard the following except A B a horrible cry. tapping sound. C D banging on the door. slamming of the windows

34.

The best title for this passage is A B Being Alone. An April Fool Joke. C D An Encounter With Ghosts. A Heart Breaking Experience
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Questions 35 37 are based on the following poem.


Lifes 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 yesterdays have lighted fools The way to a dusty death. Out, out brief candle! Lifes but a walking shadow, a poor player, That trusts 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. William Shakespeare

35.

The line Creeps in this petty pace refers to A B time moving slowly. the poet writing carefully. C D the poet reading meaningfully. persona walking about slowly

36.

From the poem, it can be concluded that the persona feels that life is A B careful. timeless. C D wonderful meaningless

37.

The word fury means A B anger. happiness. C D frustration foolishness

Questions 38 40 are based on the extract from the short story Of Bunga Telur and Bally Shoes. They were generally ordering the men about, Clean the kawahs!, Buy this!, Fix the curtains!, Mop the floor!, Erect the tents! etc. etc. Jamal suddenly felt that these Kelantanese ladies were really bossy and strident in their ways. He remembered how gentle his sister was before she married, but after that, wow! His poor brother-in-law couldnt get a word in edgewise. He could not, however, imagine his sweet, demure, little darling would ever be like that. Che Husna Azhari 38. What is Jamals opinion of Kelantanese women? A B 39. They are passive and shy. They are humble and soft. C D They are gentle and modest. They are powerful and noisy.

Who does Jamal feel is sweet and demure?


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His fianc. His married sister.

C D

His brother-in-law Kelantanese women

The women were ordering the men about because A B they enjoyed doing it. it was what they usually did. C D the men were otherwise lazy. it was close to Jamals wedding day.

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