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PT3 English Mid Year Exam Form 3 2016 (A)

  1. 1. 1 SECTION A [10 marks] [Time suggested: 15 minutes] Answer all questions in this paper The text below is about a forest reserve Question 1 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. The Kota Damansara Community Forest Reserve is part of the oldest Forest reserve in peninsular Malaysia. This secondary forest is gazetted e.g. was in 1989. However, it is later de-gazetted and part of it developed so only (a) ____was_________ 364.8 hectare of the forest reserve remains. The forest has a lot of exotic (b) ___hectares______ plants. It abundant flora and fauna makes it a popular hiking destination (c) _____Its_________ for city dwellers. Among the natural beauty for the forest which (d) _____of_________ fascinates hiker include the giant-sized seeds, the oddly-shaped leaves (e) _____hikers______ but the beautifully-coloured insects. Some of the leaves which have (f) ____and_________ fallen by the tall trees never fail to stop hikers in their tracks. These (g) ___from_________ leaves are so large that hikers stop to taking a photograph holding one. (h) ___take________ Large white mushrooms growing in tree trunks and the pretty red (i) ___on___________ Caterpillars are sights to beholded. There is only one trail, both for hikers (j) ____behold______ and mountain bikers, through the forest reserve. ( 10 marks)
  2. 2. 2 SECTION B [30 marks] [Time suggested: 40 minutes] Question 2 Read the following text. Then, answer question (a) – (j).
  3. 3. 3 KualaLumpur Sungai Pelek swimming kayaking kite - flying have a barbeque paintball,go-kart,archeryand the ATV jungle trail on foot motorcycle on a riverboat cruise
  4. 4. 4 Question 3 Read the brochure below. Then, answer questions (a) – (j) Question (a) – (d): Based on the poster, state whether the following statements are TRUE or FALSE (a) The A’Famosa was built on a hill to defend Malacca against the enemies from China __FALSE__ (1 mark) (b) The houses on Jalan Hang Jebat were mostly built in the 17th century _TRUE___ (1 mark) (c) The largest Chinese cemetery in China is located in Bukit China _FALSE___ (1 mark) (d) Tourist to D-paradise can stay at the resort, enjoy the serene surrounding and taste the fruits grown there . __FALSE__ (1 mark)
  5. 5. 5 Question (e) – (i): Read the brochure carefully and answer the questions below. (e) Name the foreign country that once ruled Malacca, as mentioned in the brochure. ____Portugal___________________________________________________ (1 mark) (f) What can one see at the top of Bukit China? _One can see many graves at the top of Bukit China____________________ (1 mark) (g) Fill in the table with an appropriate word from the brochure. Meaning Word (i) old objects that have historical and commercial value __antique_____________ (1 mark) (ii) a huge building or place made to protect against attacks ___fortress_____________ (1 mark) (h) Why is Jonker Street a paradise for antique collectors and bargain hunters? __Jonker Street is a paradise for antique collectors and bargain hunters because it is where one can find many authentic artifacts, relics and interesting collectibles_ (1 mark) (i) According to the brochure, D-Paradise is unique and one of its kind. Why is it known as such? _D-Paradise is unique and one of its kind because it is the only place in Malaysia that provides a tropical fruit plantation cum retreat setting for tourists.___________ (1 mark) (10 marks)
  6. 6. 6 (j) Your friend, Ragupathy is history buff. He is visiting you at the end of the year. You wish to bring him to visit Malacca during his month long visit. In about 50 words, write an email to him about some historical places that would interest him in Malacca. In your email:  state your pleasure in being his host  talk about Malacca and the places of interest you intend to show him  add other relevant information to make you writing interesting Dear Ragu, I’m very pleased to hear that you’re coming over to Malaysia this December. My family and I are more than happy to play host. I intend to bring you to several places in Malacca, is perfect for a history buff like you. We can visit A ‘Famosa, Bukit China and Jonker Street. I can’t wait for you to arrive. Take care and see you soon.
  7. 7. 7 SECTION C [20 marks] [Time suggested: 20 minutes] Question 2 Read the passage about the first two Malaysians to conquer Mount Everest.
  8. 8. 8 Read the passage carefully and answer questions (a) – (i). (a) Who were the first two Malaysians to climb Mount Everest successfully? i. ____M. Magendran, a teacher __________________________________ (1 mark) ii. __ N. Mohandas, an accountant teacher __________________________ (1 mark) (b) How many Malaysians took part in the 1997 Everest expedition? ____Twenty______________________________________________________ (1 mark) (c) Besides thick snow, what other obstacles did the two men face during their climb up Mount Everest? i. ____strong wind_____________________________________________ (1 mark) ii. ____freezing temperatures_____________________________________ (1 mark) (d) What did the two heroes do after they reached the summit of Mount Everest? ____They planted the Malaysia flag, the Jalur Gemilang on the mountain top__ (1 mark) (e) Fill in the table with appropriate words/phrases from the passage Meaning Word/Phrase (i) both men __the duo_____________ (1 mark) (ii) the highest point of the mountain ___summit_____________ (1 mark) (iii) given awards __conferred_____________ (1 mark) (iv) die during the climb __fatal_____________ (1 mark) (f) What types of physical training must the mountain climbers undergo as preparation to climb Mount Everest? ____Endurance and altitude training___________________________________ (1 mark) (g) How do the climbers ensure safety during the expedition? ____They use proper equipment and gear_______________________________ (1 mark) (h) What does Datuk N. Mohandas want the young people to do? ____He wants the young people to go outdoors more to exercise_____________ (1 mark) (i) Name two places that young people can enjoy outdoor activities. _parks, the beach__________________________________________________(2 marks)
  9. 9. 9 Question 5 Read the poem below carefully. Then, answer question (a) – (d). (a) What does the phrase energy crushed tell us about the poet? ____It tells us that the poet has lost all his strength._______________________ (1 mark) (b) The poet is addressing ‘sons of our ancestor’. Who are they? ____They are the present generation __________________________________ (1 mark) (c) From the third stanza, we know that the poet believes in the strength of unity. Which phrase tells us that? ____The phrase ‘erect a wall of people’________________________________ (1 mark) (d) State a lesson that you have learnt from the poet’s actions. ____(suggested answer) I learnt that sacrifices and suffering in life are worth it if I am doing it for a great cause or to achieve something priceless________________ (2 marks) [5 marks]
  10. 10. 10 SECTION D [40 marks] [Time suggested: 45 minutes] Question 6 You should spend 30 minutes on this question. You are a resident of Pekan Baru. With the help of the pictures and notes, write an article for the newsletter of the Town Council in Pekan Baru on ways to reduce pollution. In your article, you should:  use all the notes given  elaborate on the notes to make it more interesting  give one other suggestion to reduce pollution  make sure your article is between 120 to 150 words
  11. 11. 11 ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
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  13. 13. 13 Question 7 The following are the novels studied in the Literature Component is English Language. 1. Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne 2. How I Met Myself - David A. Hill 3. The Railway Children - Edith Nesbitt (retold by John Escott) Based on one of the novels above, write about a character you like. Why do you like this character? Support your answer with evidence from the novel. Write your answer:  in not less than 50 words  in continuous writing (not in note form) ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ [10 marks] END OF THE QUESTIONS
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PT3 English Mid Year Exam Form 3 2016 (A)


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