Questions 1-10 are based on the information given.

Question 1

Read the sign below and answer the question that follows.

 Detour

1. You will most probably find this sign

A. on a train
B. at a bus stop
C. at a taxi stand
D. along the road*

Question 2

Read the text below. Then, answer the question that follows.

To make poached eggs for a crowd, cook eggs ahead of time, slightly undercooking them. Slide them into a large bowl of cold water. When ready to be served, immerse in barely simmering water for 1 to 2 minutes.

2. The word poached implies that the eggs were

A. boiled in boiling water

B. deep fried in a large pan of hot oil

C. cooked in liquid below boiling point*

D. scrambled in a large bowl of cold water

Question 3

Read the notice below and answer the question that follows.

Topic               : Stress Management

Speaker           : Dr. Adrian Moon

Date                : 28 February 2011

Time               : 2.00 p.m- 4.30 p.m

* Free hot beverages provided

3. Which of the following statements is true about the notice below?

A. Adrian Moon is a person who has stress
B. The talk is targeted for managers with stress
C. The duration of the talk is two and a half hours*
D. Participants must pay for the hot drinks served

Question 4

Read the advertisement below. Then, answer the question that follows.

EARLY BIRDS GET A 25 % DISCOUNT ! SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? ENROL NOW!!!

4. The advertisement tells us

A. you can enrol anytime
B. only birds get a discount
C. you can enrol in the morning
D. those that enrol early pay less*

Question 5

Read the dialogue below and answer the question that follows

Alias : Hi, Ron! Aren’t you going to the English Day Camp?

Ron   : I will not miss it for the world!

Alias : Good. I have been looking forward to have some fun.

5. Based on the dialogue, we know that Ron is…

A. not interested in joining the camp
B. inviting Alias to join the camp
C. definitely joining the camp*
D. organizing a camp

Question 6

Read the message below. Then, answer the question that follows.

Dear Salwah,

I needed to leave early today because we have to attend an interview. You will have to man the store alone today. Please check the balance in the counter before you start work. I will be back by 6 pm.

Harish

6. What did Harish ask Salwah to do?

A. Behave like a man for that day.
B. Take care of the sales by herself until he returns*
C. Check if the machine balances well.
D. Count the stock and close the store early

Question 7

Read the headline below and answer the question that follows

Clean-up will be a ‘very tough’ job!

We can conclude from the headline that…

A. the area is very clean
B. the area is extremely dirty*
C. no one wants to do the cleaning
D. there are no workers to do tough jobs.

Question 8

Study the table below and answer the question that follows.

Health

%

% of population using improved drinking-water sources, 2006 urban 100
% of population using improved drinking-water sources, 2006 rural 96
% of population using improved sanitation facilities 2006 total 94
% of population using improved sanitation facilities 2006 urban 95

8. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

A. Everyone in the urban area enjoy clean water
B. Everyone in the rural area do not enjoy clean water.
C. Sanitation facilities still need some improvement
D. Sanitation facilities in the urban area is totally improved*.

Question 9

Read the dialogue. Then, answer the question that follows.

Harvind: Liyana has just told me that you have won the art competition.

Sanjaya : No, that’s not true. It is Sarimah who has actually won the competition.

Harvind : I can’t believe it! You are the best in art.

Sanjaya  : I think Sarimah did better this time.

9. From the dialogue, we know that Sanjaya

A. is the best student

B. is very disappointed

C. is good in art*

D. is not doing well

Question 10

Read the notice and answer the question that follows.

SCRATCH AND WIN COUPON

Valid with RM 50 purchase

10. Which of the following statements is true?

A. If you scratch this section you will win RM 50
B. The coupon is sold for RM 50
C. When you spend RM 50, you may use the coupon*
D. You may win more than RM 50

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, C, andD to fit the numbered blanks.

Tarantulas give some people the creeps because of their large, hairy bodies and legs. But these spiders 11)____________harmless to humans (except for a painful bite), and their mild venom is weaker than a typical bee’s. Among arachnid enthusiasts, these spiders have 12)____________ popular pets. Tarantulas periodically 13)_____________ their external skeletons in a process called molting.

There are hundreds of tarantula species found in most of the 14)___________ tropical, subtropical, and arid regions. They vary 15)___________colour and behaviour according to their specific environments. Generally, 16)_______________tarantulas are burrowers that live in the ground.

Tarantulas are slow and deliberate movers, 17)___________accomplished nocturnal predators. Insects are their main prey, but they also 18)____________ bigger game, including frogs, toads, and mice. The South American bird-eating spider, as it name suggests, is even able to prey upon small birds.

11.       A. is

B. are*

C. was

D. were

12.       A. become*

B. became

C. becomes

D. becoming

13.       A. shed*

B. sheds

C. shading

D. shedding

14.       A. world

B. worlds

C. world’s*

D. worlds’

15.       A. in*

B. of

C. about

D. around

16.       A. although

B. moreover

C. however*

D. even though

17.       A. even

B. may

C. although

D. but*

18.       A. target*

B. targets

C. targeted

D. targeting

SECTION C

Questions 19 – 21

Read the conversation below and choose the best meaning for the phrases underlined

Sandra             : What happened? You’ re late and I was worried.

Linda               : Oh…I am sorry, Sandra. I was held up by the massive road blocks. The usual road that I take was closed due to the national day rehearsals.

Sandra             : You know… we need to present in fifteen minutes.

Linda               : Don’t worry. I will not walk out. We will do it together.

Sandra             : I know I can count on you!

19.       held up

A. surprised

B. jailed

C. delayed*

D. closed

20.       walk out

A. escape

B. leave*

C. surrender

D. disturb

21.       count on

A. depend *

B. defend

C. support

D. refer

Questions 22-24

Read the conversation below and choose the best meaning for the expressions underlined

Miss Goon      :           I am really disappointed in you. You did the same mistake more than once. I want an explanation. It is time to pull up your socks.

Johari              :           Well, Miss Goon …I am not going to beat about the bush. I will tell you what happened.

Miss Goon      :           That’s good. Please come straight to the point. Otherwise you will be suspended for a year from the team.

22.       pull up your socks

A. to wear long socks

B. to wear the socks properly

C. to improve in what you are doing*

  1. to be the best in what you are doing

23.       beat about the bush

A. to talk about the bush

B. to talk around the bush

C. to talk about other unnecessary things*

D. to talk about other students near the bush.

24.       come straight to the point

A. speak in point form

B. speak directly*

C. give important points

D. speak indirectly

SECTION D

Questions 25-28

Read the advertisement below and answer the questions that follow.

WHITE ANTS EXTERMINATORS

Call C.K. Tang at 03-7786756 to get rid of your white ants and other pests.

CARPET CLEANERS

Stains!If you need your carpets to be cleaned- call Mariam at 03 6678566

LORRY FOR RENT

Moving house? Any heavy loads to move? Call Razi at 034564332

DOCS COMPUTER SALES and SERVICE

Computer servicing available at 03 9987866. New computer models for discounted price ( available till stocks last)- callMino

25.       If  you are shifting to a new place and need to move your furniture, whom will you contact?

A. C.K. Tang

B. Mariam

C. Razi*

D.Mino

26.       Which of the statements below is not true.

A. Mino is in charge of computer repairs.

B. Razi can help you by proving transport to carry things.

C. C.K. Tang can get rid of only white ants*

D. Mariam can clean spills and stains on carpets

27.       An ‘exterminator’ is someone who …………….household pests.

A. slaughters

B. kills*

C. demolishers

D. ransacks

28.       Docs Computer Sales and Service…

A. only repairs computers.

B. sells old computers that have been repaired.

C. is giving discount throughout the year

D. is giving discounts until all stocks are cleared*

Questions 29-34

Read the text and answer the questions that follow:

Educational Trip to the Science Centre

Advisors: Mr Wee and Miss Laili

Entertain your eyes and mind at the newly built cineplex

Experience the wildlife environment-as they live in their natural habitat

Cycle the train and learn to produce productive energy

Know your I.Q levels- I.Q tests are available

Retreat from the scorching humidity by going to theSnowCity

Butterfly Park -This outdoor conservatory boasts more than 50 different species of butterflies, from the rare and endangered to the more common varieties.

You may also see how turtles lay eggs

If interested, please give your name and pay RM 30.00 to Mr Tam

29.       What is the purpose of the text?
A. To inform about visit to the Science Centre*

B. To request payment for the visit to the Science Centre

C. To ensure that the advisers are accompanying the students

D. To inform the principle of the school about the planned visit

30.       A cineplex is a place to …
A. shop
B. watch a movie*
C. test the eyes
D. buy souvenirs

31.      Which one of the statements below is not a reason to visit the Science Centre.
A. students will feel cool and relaxed sun bathing

B. students will be able to view a robotic turtle lay eggs

C. watch how wildlife really looks in their natural habitat*

D. learn their I.Q levels by taking a test.

32.       Why should the students cycle to move a small train?

A. to have lots of fun

B. to learn about an energy producing exercise*

C. to exercise and be healthy

D. to have an experience on a train

33.       The visitors to the Science Centre will be able to experience snow because…

A. they will be able make their own snow.

B. there is natural snow all the year around at the centre

C. there is scorching hot sun that will make snow

D. there is artificial snow all the year around at the centre*

34.       Another word for endangered is

A. dangerously brave

B. threatened with extinction *

C. threatened to be dangerous

D. not dangerous at all

SECTION E

Questions 35-37

Read the poem and answer the questions that follow.

I WONDER

I wonder why the grass is green,

And why the wind is never seen?

Who taught the birds to build a nest,

And told the trees to take a rest?

O, when the moon is not quite round,

Where can the missing bit be found?

Who lights the stars, when they blow out,

And makes the lightning flash about?

Who paints the rainbow in the sky,

And hangs the fluffy clouds so high?

Why is it now, do you suppose,

That Dad won’t tell me, if he knows?

  1. What is the overall tone of the poem?
    1. Anger
    2. Questioning*
    3. Sad
    4. Appealing
  1. The phrase ‘…how the wind looks like’  tells us that the writer is….
    1. curious*
    2. confused
    3. passionate
    4. angry
  1.  What does the use of the word ‘wonder’ in the poem indicate?
    1. the reality of life
    2. the creation of God
    3. the ability of human to think*
    4. the richness of mother nature

Questions 38-40

Read the extract below and answer the questions that follow.

 

One of the features of this ship is its disposal system. There are five big hatches, each one marked ‘DISPOSAL’. You open the hatch, put the thing you want to get rid of into the hole, and whoosh it’s gone. Disposed of for ever in infinite space. One of the five hatches happen to be outside my cabin, in the corridor. There’s never anyone in the corridor at night. There you are then. Tonight’s the night. I’ll be disposing of something definitely. I am going to write a note to go with the item. The note will read, ‘Goodbye, Clo. Have a good trip. Yours never, Trish.

38.       The word ‘item’ in the phrase “…a note to go with the item” refers to

A. the garbage

B. an old computer

C. Clo*

D. the note

39.       What is Trish planning as in the extract?

A. to clear her space

B. kill her clone*

C. throw the garbage

D. write notes to Clo.

40.       Why was Trish very angry?

A. Clo was more beautiful

B. Clo shared everything with her*

C. Trish wanted another new friend

D. Trish was very lonely.

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