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SIJIL PELAJARAN MALAYSIA 2015
BAHASA INGGERIS 1119/1    Kertas 1 Nov./Dis.

Section A :

Directed Writing                         [35 marks]                                                       [Time suggested : 45 minutes]

Your school is organising a ceremony for your favourite English teacher who is retiring. You have been asked to give a farewell speech.

Use the notes below about your teacher to write your speech.

• Number of years teaching at your school

• Previous schools

• Achievements
– 100/o passes EngIish Language
– Innovative Teacher Award

• Contributions to the school
– Head of English Panel
– Teacher advisor – debating team
– Organiser – charity events

• Teacher’s plans after retirement
– Plan 1 [give your own idea]
– Plan 2 [give your own idea]

• Your opinion of the teacher

• One good memory you have of your teacher

• Wish your teacher well for the future

When writing the speech, you should remember to:

• greet the audience

• state the purpose of your speech

• use all the notes given

• give your own ideas when needed

• end your speech appropriately

Note:
For your speech, you will receive up to 15 marks for the format and content points, and up to 20 marks for the quality of your writing.

Section B : Continuous Writing [50 marks] [Time suggested : One hour]

Write a composition of about 350 words on one of the following topics.

1 Describe what makes you happy and explain why.

2 Social networking has caused a lot of problems. How far do you agree?

3 Why is having good neighbours important?

4 Write a story about someone you know who took a big risk and had a good result.

Begin your story with: “Everbody said that the plan would never work. It was far too risky … ”

5 ‘Honesty is always the best policy.’

Describe an experience when this was true for you.

KERTAS SOALAN TAMAT

 

SIJIL PELAJARAN MALAYSIA 2015
BAHASA INGGERIS 1119/2 Kertas 2

Section A                           [15 marks]                                                 [Time suggested : 25 minutes]

Questions 1 to 8 are based on the given stimuli. Study the information carefully and choose the best answer.

CUCUMBER PRICE AS LOW AS 49 SEN

KUALA LUMPUR: Cucumbers were really cheap in Wonder Supermarket, Kluang, Johor, yesterday where they were sold at RM0.49 a kilogramme.
However, in other places throughout the country, the price was different, as displayed on the website www.shopper.com.
While the cucumbers were sold at RM1.29 a kilogramme in Asia Grocer in Cheras, Selangor, the price was RM1.79 in Family Supermarket, Kuantan, Pahang and RM2.50 in Kepala Batas market, Penang. Adapted from New Sabah Times

1 From the newspaper report, we can conclude that

A shoppers can compare prices at www.shopper.com.

B cucumbers have become cheaper in Kuantan, Pahang.

C more people are now shopping in Wonder Supermarket.

D cucumbers are sold in all supermarkets throughout the country.

What are you feeding your baby at home?

Processed food usually contains pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics and preservatives. Long term exposure to these contaminants can affect your baby’s health. Avoid possible contaminants by opting for MyPrecious products. MyPrecious products do not contain harmful chemicals and are environmentally-friendly.

2 We can conclude that MyPrecious products

A have become a household name. B conserve the environment.
C are safe for consumption. D have a longer shelf-life.

I spent the better part of my late twenties and early thirties working overseas, moving from city to city, address to address. It was really hard to get to know the neighbourhoods I lived in. I could not really call those places home.
This isn’t the case anymore, now that I’ve come back to the place where I was born. Lots of people here know me. The other day on my way to work, I stopped at the coffee shop just down the road from where I live. I waved good morning to the staff and found a seat. Before I could even place an order, a tall glass of iced tea magically appeared in front of me. Even the people who work at the bakery nearby know me by my name- would you believe that I get a discount!
3 We can conclude that the writer

A prefers living abroad. B leads a life of luxury.
C feels at ease in his hometown.

D likes working in different places.

Questions 4 and 5 are based on the following extract.

Adapted from Reader’s Digest
SOMALIA AID CAMPAIGN

KUALA LUMPUR: The Somalia Aid Campaign has raised RM500,666 for victims of famine in Somalia. The campaign is headed by Tun Suffian Hussein, President of Global Peace Foundation, and is a joint effort of Perdana Corporate Communications and the Foundation. The Chairman of Perdana, Abdillah Nawi, said 85 percent of the donations came through Internet banking.

4 The Somalia Aid campaign

A has a target of half a million ringgit.

B aims to promote humanitarian values.

C was founded by Global Peace Foundation.

D is a collaboration between two organisations.
5 The text tells us that the Somalians are affected by

A natural disasters. B lack of food.

C diseases. D war.

6 When Zain said … what I was doing, he was referring to

A spending too long online. B neglecting his health.
C keeping his secret. D managing his diet.

Twenty-four representatives from Putera Bank recently cycled from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore in an effort to raise RM300,000 for charity.

The employees rose to the challenge of the four-day ride covering an impressive 400 kilometres. “It’s truly commendable,” said the manager of the bank. “Their enthusiasm and dedication to cycling so far, I mean.” He went on to explain that the team had trained for the trip by covering over 100 kilometres twice a week over a three-month period.

7 The word commendable in the extract refers to the

A four-day ride.

B distance covered.
c training for the trip.

D employees’ attitude.

THE LIPE SAVING BELUGA WHALE

Twenty-six-year-old Yun had a dream – to work with whales. So, she took part in a competition at Polarland in Harbin, north-east China, to land a job working with the theme park’s famous beluga whale, Mila.
As one of the seven finalists, Yun was required to dive as deep as possible into a freezing tank with Mila – all without breathing equipment. She made it close to the bottom, but at 4.5 metres she felt her legs cramp up due to the Arctic-temperature water. She could no longer move and she was stuck. She thought that she was going to die.
That was when Mila, who had swum with many visitors over the years, came to her aid. Mila swam towards Yun and nudged her towards the surface. She was indeed the ‘hero’ of the day!
Adapted from Reader’s Digest
8 Why did the whale, Mila, come to Yun’s rescue?

A She was aware of Yun’s situation.

B She realised Yun had dived too deep.

C She sensed a drop in the water temperature.

D She had previous experience of such emergencies.
Questions 9 to 15 are based on the following passage. Choose the best answer to fill in each blank.

I remember the days before computers and Internet. My brother and I used to design and build 3-D models of our favourite planes, trains and helicopters out of manila card.

Using pictures as reference, we would draw the templates by hand and hope the parts

would fit. But now, you can get templates on a website like www.3dpapermodel.com.tw. There 10 thousands to choose from. You can build cars, motorcycles, lorries, famous buildings, robots and, of course, planes and spaceships. 11 do these templates originate from? The most innovative ones come from Japan and Taiwan.

Enthusiastic fans 12 use of computer-aided design software to create models of their favourite objects and post them on the Internet for free. The only thing required of you is to print the templates 13 thick paper before cutting and pasting them together.

Building 3-D models requires a lot of time. My spaceship was built over several sleepless nights 14 it was worth the time. It still 15 proudly on top of my bookshelf. That model ship will be my pride and joy for a long time.

Adapted from New Straits Times

 

Section B
[10 marks]           [Time suggested : 25 minutes]

Questions 16 to 25

Read the following magazine article and complete the graphic organiser on the following page.

If you just want to have a snack or you are by yourself in the kitchen, go ahead and text! However, if you are having dinner with friends and family, be with them. Even if your phone is on your lap, the people with you know what you are doing when your eyes are focused on your lap. If you absolutely have to communicate with someone who is not at the table, excuse yourself text message at the dinner table,

I’d reply to it immediately. What’s wrong with that?

 

Section C                         [25 marks]        [Time suggested : 50 minutes]

Questions 26 to 31 are based on the following passage.
1 As a vet working in a zoo, I have frequently found myself challenged by the exotic animals under my care. More delicate and harder to treat than domestic animals, many of them die in captivity because few people understand their unique medical needs.

2 A few years ago, at the zoo where I work, we had a female polar bear called Crystal 5 who had become pregnant several times. On each occasion, the babies had died soon after being born because she did not seem to know how to care for them. When she became pregnant again, my colleague, Ray, decided that the best plan would be
to separate her from her cubs immediately after birth.

3 All we had to do then was wait eleven months to see if the plan would work. Finally, 10 the long-awaited call came from Ray. Crystal had given birth to twins. Ray had heard the cubs, used a tranquiliser to put Crystal to sleep, and had been able to “cub-nap” the twins. Full of excitement, I raced to the zoo clinic.

4 When I arrived, Ray was waiting for me at the door. His face showed clear disappointment.

5 “I’m afraid it’s too late,” he said. His assistant, Matt, stood silently by. Two plump little bodies lay motionless on the table. My heart sank knowing that once again we were going to lose Crystal’s cubs.

6 “What happened?” I asked as I opened the mouth of one of the cubs and looked inside
at the pallid gums.

7 “I thought that I heard a faint squeak from the cubs,” Ray explained. “Crystal had cleared all the straw away from one corner. And she’d pushed her cubs onto the bare concrete. They’d probably been born this morning. She’d neglected them again.” Left unattended, the cubs had slipped into hypothermia – they were cold, damp and still.

8 Clearly, we did not have much time. “Quick!”l said. “Get a bucket of hot water.” Aware 25 that the situation was critical, I lowered both cubs in halfway. Nothing happened. Undaunted, I decided to immerse them completely this time, except for their little snouts. I tried to massage their chests while they were underwater but realised I could
not do both at the same time.

9 “Ray, you do one while I do the other,” I said as I passed a dripping wet cub over to him. “Remember to pump rhythmically but don’t dig your fingers in too hard.” They were such tiny, fragile creatures that we had to take great care with them.

10 Minutes went by. Suddenly, Ray yelled, “Mine’s moving!”

11 We looked inside its mouth. It was definitely pinker. Sensing that there might be hope
after all, I instructed Matt to add more hot water while we continued pumping. There
was a faint muscular tension growing in the furry creature in my hands and then I felt
my cub moving slightly. “Stethoscope,” I shouted. Placing the instrument against the chest of one cub, I heard the faint, soft heart sound. Dab-dab, dab-dab. Turning to the other, I heard the same sound. “They’re alive!” I said quickly. “Carry on with
what we were doing.”

12 There was no doubt anymore. Both cubs were wriggling their bodies underwater.
Determined to save them at all costs, we pulled both cubs out of the water and held them by their back legs, at arm’s length. We spun them round and round, hoping that the force would clear any mucus blocking their windpipes. The cubs were showing
more signs of life now, but there was still not a sound coming out of their throats. 45

13 “We’ll have to try mouth-to-mouth resuscitation,” I said.

14 Again, Ray took one cub while I took the other, and we blew gently into their mouths.
The tiny chests expanded but there was no other response. We continued the resuscitation until their little mouths opened slightly wider and two stubby tongues tentatively probed the outside world. Finally, both took strong, deep breaths. This was 50 the sign we were looking for. We cheered as the squirming cubs struggled to roll over.

15 Everything had gone much better than we had hoped, but they would need to learn quickly how to suckle milk from feeding bottles. We took hold of two little bottles and held our breath as we offered them to the cubs. There was a moment’s silence.
Then the twins latched on hungrily and began to draw in the milk. The contented looks 55
on the cubs’ faces told us all that we needed to know.

 

26 (a) From paragraph 1, why is it difficult to take care of exotic animals?

……………………………………………………………………………………………………. [1 mark]

(b) From paragraph 3, how did Ray manage to separate the twins from their mother?

……………………………………………………………………………………………………. [1 mark]

27 (a) From paragraph 5, what does the phrase ‘plump little bodies’ refer to?

……………………………………………………………………………………………………. [1 mark]

(b) “She’d neglected them again.” (Paragraph 7, line 23)

How did Crystal’s behaviour show that she had neglected her cubs?

……………………………………………………………………………………………………. [1 mark]

28 (a) From paragraph 8, which word conveys the meaning of ‘refusing to give up’?

……………………………………………………………………………………………………. [1 mark]

(b) From paragraph 11, “We looked inside its mouth. It was definitely pinker.” What does this tell us about the cub’s condition?

……………………………………………………………………………………………………. [1 mark]

29 (a) From paragraph 12, how did the action of spinning the cubs round help to save them?

…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. [1 mark]

(b) From paragraph 14, what one piece of evidence convinced the vets that the cubs would survive?
…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. [1 mark]
30 ‘There was a moment’s silence.’ (Paragraph 15) State one emotion suggested by the above sentence. Give a reason for your answer.

Emotion …………………………………………………………………………………………… [1 mark]

31 In the end, Crystal’s cubs were saved.

Write a summary on the steps taken by the team to make the twin cubs breathe.

Credit will be given for use of own words but care must be taken not to change the original meaning.

Your summary must:

• be in continuous writing form (not in note form)

• use materials from line 25 to line 47

• not be longer than 130 words, including the 10 words given below
Begin your summary as follows:

To get the cubs breathing again, the writer decided to                                                     [15 marks]

 

Section D                                   [20 marks]                                  [Time suggested : 35 minutes]

32 Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow.
Are You Still Playing Your Flute?

Are you still playing your flute?
When there is hardly time for our love
I am feeling guilty
To be longing for your song
The melody concealed in the slim hollow of the bamboo
Uncovered by the breath of an artist
Composed by his fingers
Blown by the wind
To the depth of my heart.

Are you still playing your flute?
In the village so quiet and deserted
Amidst the sick rice field
While here it has become a luxury To spend time watching the rain Gazing at the evening rays Collecting dew drops
Or enjoying the fragrance of flowers.

Are you still playing your flute?
The more it disturbs my conscience to be thinking of you
in the hazard of you
my younger brothers unemployed and desperate my people disunited by politics
my friend slaughtered mercilessly this world is too old and bleeding.
Zurinah Hassan
(a) What emotion is expressed in stanza 1?

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… [1 mark]

(b) In stanza 2,

(i) what does the word ‘sick’ mean in the phrase ‘sick rice field’?

…………………………………………………………………………………………………….[1 mark]

(ii) what does the writer in the poem miss doing?

……………………………………………………………………………………………………. [1 mark]

 

(c) The writer in the poem moved away from the village while the friend stayed on. (i) Why do you think the writer moved away?

……………………………………………………………………………………………………. [1 mark]

(ii) Why do you think the writer’s friend decided to stay on?

……………………………………………………………………………………………………. [1 mark]
33 The following are the novels studied in the literature component in English Language.

The Curse Lee Su Ann

Step By Wicked Step Anne Fine

Catch Us If You Can Catherine MacPhail

Choose any one of the novels above and answer the question below.

Suggest one character in the novel you have read who you think is a good role model for teenagers.

Briefly describe the character and give reasons for your choice with close reference to the text.

 

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