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    Satu jam rmpat puluh lima minit



    1. futodul ini mengandungi dua hahagian: Bahagian A r/art Bahagian B.

    2. .lavah kedua-dua bahagi,srt.

    3. Jov'apan anda hendaklah ditulis dalam buku jax'apan .vong disediakan. Sekiran'a ruangjau'apan tidak ment'ukupi, sila dapatkun helaian tamhuhan drtripada pengar+aspcperik,saan.


    I . This module ('onsi.tls of two se

  • SULIT 1119/1

    Section A: Directed Writing

    [35 marks]

    [Time suggested: 45 minutes]

    Your school is facing some discipline problems. As the Head Prefect in your school , you are required to identify these problems and suggest solutions to solve them. Write a report to the discipline teacher regarding the matter.

    Problems Solutions

    cheat during examination no marks will be awarded

    vandalise school properties pay for the damage

    eat in class during recess demerit

    skip classes go for counselling sessions

    late to school copy essays

    Use the following notes to write the report. When writing the report, you must:-

    address your report to the discipline teacher provide a title

    include your name

    use all the notes given add one more problem and one solution


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


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    Section 8: Continuous Writing

    [50 marks]

    [Time suggested: One hour]

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

    1. Describe a memorable event that you have taken part in.

    2. Smart phones are a necessity. Discuss.

    3. Challenges in a student's life.

    4. Write a story that begins with "Thirty minutes had passed and .... "

    5. Go green



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    MODUL PENILAIAN SPM 2014 BAHASA INGGERIS Kertas 2 September 2~ Jam


    Dua jam lima bel as minit



    1. Modul ini mengandungi empat bahagian ; Bahagian A, Bahagian B, Bahagian C dan Bahagian D.

    2. Jawab semua bahagian dalam modul ini.

    3. Soalan-soalan dalam Bahagian A mempunyai empat pilihan jawapan. Jawab setiap soalan dengan menghitamkan ruang yang betul di halaman 18.


    1. This module consists of four sections: Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D.

    2. Answer all sections in this module.

    3. Questions in Section A have four options. Answer each question by blackening the correct space on page 18.

    Modul ini mengandungi 18 halaman bercetak dan 1 halaman tidak bercetak. [Lihat halaman sebelah

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    Section A

    [15 marks] [Time suggested: 25 minutes]

    How You Spend Your Day

    Sleep 29%

    8% Eat 9%

    1. From the chart, we know that we spend our time A eating as much as commuting. B working equally with sleeping. C watching TV less than eating. D sleeping more than working .

    Work 46%


    Dash, the puppy with owner John Lee are going places on a 1998 Jaguh motorcycle. Dash has travelled about 20 kilometres after being picked up by John as a stray when John was taking a break at a restaurant a week ago.

    2. The phrase taking a break means A having a short rest. B ending a journey. C taking a holiday. D having a meal.


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    ' Just killed a really big ' spider near your J bedroom. Beware!

    l vikea. Thanks dad 1 l '-would ~ freaked oot! _

    F You're welcome. I left it's ' body on the floor so the other bugs know not to

    , mess with me.

    fE888ew. Dad. Clean it up. '\ \ ..' don't want to see it! _

    3. We know from the messages that A the father left the dead spider on the floor. B the spider is messing with the father. C the father is afraid of the spider. D the daughter is a clean person .

    4. From the poster, we know that A smoking will not smoke your lungs. B smoking can smoke away your worries. C if you don't stop smoking, it will kill you . D if you put it out, it will put you out.


    Put it out before


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    Six kilometres upstream from Kampong Dew, Taiping is the village of Kuala Sepetang. A three kilometre boat ride from the jetty near Kuala Sepetang along Sungai Matang in the evening will unveil the amazing sight of thousands of fireflies. These fireflies light up the mangrove trees like Christmas trees. Only limited seats are available on the boats so booking in advance is advisable.

    5. Where can you get a boat to see the fireflies? A A village of Kuala Sepetang. B Upstream from Kampung Dew. C The mouth of Sungai Matang. D A jetty near Kuala Sepetang.

    Bukit Mertajam: A ten-year old girl, saved her brother from drowning in a swollen river which occurred after a heavy downpour.

    (Source: The Star, April 2013) 6. From the news extract, it can be concluded that the girl's action was

    A amazing. B courageous. c outrageous. D frightening.

    Malacca is known as a historical city. Some streets in Malacca have hardly changed in the last few centuries. Walking along Jalan Tan Cheng Lock and Jalan Hang Tuah, my family and I could imagine how they would have appeared in the olden days when they were known as Hereen and Jonker streets. A lot of Baba families had their homes there.

    7. What does they in the passage refer to? A Tan Cheng Lock and Hang Jebat. B The writer's family. C The Baba families . D The two streets.


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    8. The sign above tells us to A put on safety belts. B avoid unnecessary risk. C be safe from the start. D play safe at all time.



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    Questions 9 - 15 are based on the following passage.

    There was a recent wedding ceremony I attended that was rather special. But what made the biggest impact (9) me was the Imam in charge of the religious side of the ceremony. The compulsory sermon was delivered with passion and determination, unlike how it's done on such occasions. It was a very (1 0) speech.

    He was telling the groom how to treat (11) bride in their new relationship. His method was unconventional but extremely effective. He used a sports analogy to describe (12) a man should treat his wife . The analogy went something like this:

    "Don't you ever treat your wife like a soccer ball, to kick around, to score a goal. Don't you ever treat her like a basketball, to throw into the net, to (13) a point. Never ever treat her like a shuttle cock in a badminton game, which you would smash hard (14) you have the opportunity. What you should do is to treat her like a rugby ball, the one which you must (15) tightly and closely. There may be many opponents trying to bring you down and snatch the ball away. However, you have to overcome the obstacles and charge towards the goal.

    (Source: New Straits Times, 2013)

    9 A at 13 A deal B on B snatch c of c score D in D play

    10 A captivating 14 A however B frustrating B wherever c moving c whatever D boring D whenever

    11 A his 15 A hugging B her B hug c our c hugs D their D hugged

    12 A how B why c when D where


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    Section B

    [10 marks]

    [Time suggested: 25 minutes]

    Questions 16 - 25 Read the following book reviews and complete the table opposite.

    Santa ntefiore

    Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore

    Ellen Trawton is running away from it all. She is due to get married to a man she does not love, her job is dragging her down and her interfering mother is annoying her. So she escapes to the

    one place she knows her mother will not follow her- to her aunt's house in rural Ireland. Once there, she uncovers a dark family secret - and a future she never knew she might have.

    Wars of the Roses by Conn lggulden

    King Henry V - the great Lion of England - is long dead . In 1437 his gentle son comes of age and takes the throne. Soon, the English power comes under threat from France, and discontent and rebellion spread at

    home. On the counsel of his advisers, Henry marries the young princess Margaret of Anjou , in order to forge an alliance with France - but is it too late?


    The Mind Management by Dr Steve Peters

    The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a

    MIND happy, confident, healthier MANAGEMEN1 and more successful

    person. Dr Steve Peters explains the struggle that

    takes place within your mind and then shows how to apply this understanding to every area of your life.

    Never Go Back by Lee Child

    Drop-out military cop Jack Reacher has hitchhiked his way to Virginia. His destination is the 11 Oth Military Police. Reacher has no real reason to be here, except that he spoke to the new commanding officer on the phone,

    Susan Turner. But now he's arrived, she's disappeared, and things are getting weird.

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    Questions 16-19

    Using the information from the book reviews, complete the table below.

    Genre Title

    Mystery 16.

    Adventure 17.

    Historical Fiction 18.

    Self Improvement 19.

    [4 marks]

    Questions 20-25

    Complete the sentences below 1,1sing the information given.

    20. Jack Reacher has spoken ------------------ [1 mark]

    21. The mind management model is called ______________ . [1 mark]

    22. To escape from her problems, Ellen Trawton went to _________ . [1 mark]

    23. Ellen Trawton perceives her mother as ______________ .[1 mark]

    24. To forge an alliance with France, King Henry has to ____________ _

    [1 mark]

    25. Jack Reacher travels to Virginia by _______________ . [1 mark]


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    Section C

    [25 marks]

    Questions 26- 31 are based on the following passage.

    1 San Shwe Saw was an English learner from an isolated part of Myanmar. To become a successful person as he was, he had to work very hard. His poor background offered little support in his battle to learn a new foreign language. No one in his family had any knowledge of the English language. His mother, widowed at the age of twenty-six, became the breadwinner of his family. 5

    2 In Myanmar, English is taught to students in school when they are ten years old.


    However, poorer students like Saw were introduced to the language rather late, the first struggle was pronouncing letters called the English alphabet. As a result, Saw was still weak in English in high school. He became the laughing stock of his classmates due to his faulty English pronunciation. He remembered his English 10 class with a sense of humiliation, embarrassment and disgrace. Depression and despair became his daily companions in his classroom. His English classes never ceased to be a nightmare for him.

    His decision to stop school came when he failed to pass the English paper. Failure to pass meant having to repeat the entire academic year. He felt so ashamed 15 as he thought about his poor mother, an uneducated and unskilled young woman bearing the sole responsibility for the family. Thinking about his predicament prompted him to make a decision - not to study harder in the following year but to leave school and help his mother in her tea shop. He was so shocked to see his usually timid mother completely lose her head when he quietly broke the news. As 20 tears rolled down her cheeks, she told Saw that he must complete his education.

    4 Even though it was painful for him to see her spend money she could not afford, Saw's mother sent him to a special English teacher. The teacher did something different with him; he explained grammar rules in great detail. Consequently, Saw could understand the grammatical rules but he did not improve much in reading, 25 writing, listening and speaking. Every night he would pray for a miracle - that his English proficiency would equal that of his classmates.

    5 The miracle began when his cousin left in Saw's house an English essay book


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    written by a Burmese teacher. He was interested in the book because of the types of essays written for young children. As he read the essays, his comprehension 30 improved. He remembered every essay almost word for word. Getting enough English books was almost impossible since his town was so far away from the capital city of Rangoon . There were a few bookstores with children's books which were very expensive. With no money to buy books, Baw began to read the textbooks of senior students. Luckily, he could get the textbooks free at the end of each 35 academic year because the seniors were eager to get rid of them as their final examinations were over.

    6 Reading gave him confidence to write academic essays and short stories. His teachers, anxious to help him pass the high school English examination, corrected his papers and lent him their storybooks. His English proficiency improved due to his 40 relentless effort but he had difficulty understanding idiomatic expressions and vocabulary. His classmate had an advanced learners' dictionary, so his house became Baw's favourite place at weekends. He copied definitions of useful words and expressions in good handwriting and posted them on t~e front door of his house so that he could see them whenever he left or entered his house. 45

    7 After high school, Baw studied English at the Institute of Education in Rangoon. His English improved gradually and eventually he became an instructor at the Rangoon University. His mother was at a loss of words because he had learnt English from scratch and had to constantly fight throughout those early years learning the language, his definition of learning will never be the same as other 50 people.

    Adapted from "Learning English the hard way" by San Sl1we Baw. Essential Teacher (June 2007)

    26 (a) From paragraph 1, how old was Baw's mother when her husband passed away? (1 mark)

    (b) From paragraph 2, why were his classmates constantly laughing at him? (1 mark)


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    27 From paragraph 3,

    (a) which word has the same meaning as 'dilemma'?

    (1 mark)

    (b) what did Saw's mother say when she knew that Baw wanted to stop school?

    (1 mark)

    28 From paragraph 4, what miracle did Baw pray for?

    (1 mark)

    29 (a) From paragraph 5, why was it difficult for Baw to get English books? Give 2


    (i) ........................... .. ............ ....... .......................................... .... ................. . (1 mark)

    (ii)......... ... .............. ... ....................... ... ... .................. ... .... ..... .... (1 mark)

    (b) From paragraph 6, what were the teachers' contributions towards his language success?

    ................................................................................................... (1 mark)

    30 In your own words, what kind of woman was Baw's mother?

    Quality: .................................................................................................. ..

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... (1 mark) Reason: .............................................. ......... .... ............................ .. ........ .

    ... .. .... ... ....... .. . ..... .. . .... ..... .. . .. . .. . .. . .. .. . ... .. . .. . .. . ... . ..... ..... .. . ... .... ... . .. . .. .. (1 mark)


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    31 Based on the passage given, write a summary of:

    Baw's difficulties as he started learning English and, the efforts put forth to make him a successful language learner

    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 lines 8 - 45

    must not be longer than 130 words, including the 10 words given below

    Begin your summary as follows:

    Since Baw learnt English quite late, his first struggle was ....


    (15 marks)


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    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 the 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 old and bleeding

    Zurinah Hassan

    32 In stanza 1,

    (a) which phrase describes the flute?

    (b) why is the persona feeling guilty?


    (1 mark)

    .. . .. . . . . .. . . ..... .. . . . . . . . . ... . ... . .. . . . ...... ... .. ... .... .. .. .. .. .. . ... . .. . ... . ... .. ... . .. . .. .. . . (1 mark)


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    (c) Which word in stanza 2 means 'abandoned'?

    (d| my younger brothers unemployed and desperate'Suggest 2 ways to solve this problem.


    (ii) . .

    The Curse

    Step By Wicked Step

    Catch Us lf You Can


    (1 mark)

    (1 mark)

    ('l mark)

    The following are the novels studied in the literature component in English Language.



    - Lee Su Ann

    - Anne Fine

    - Catherine MacPhail

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

    Being responsible is important in life.

    With close reference to the text, explain how it is displayed by one of the charactersin the novel.

    [15 marks]

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