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SECTION A : Directed Writing (35 Marks) You have just attended a talk on “How to Quit Smoking”. Write a letter to your cousin on the topic. Use the following notes. When writing your letter, you must: provide a topic use all the notes given 2012 @ JR/PPT-T4/ENGLISH | 1 5 KEY STEPS TO QUIT SMOKING: Make the decision to quit and set the date - change your environment - avoid people who smoke - analyse why you fail before Get support - ask your family and friends to support you - seek professional counselling - join a support group Change your lifestyle - change your routine - change your eating and drinking habits - engage in relaxation activities Get medication - consult your doctor on what medication that suits you best Don’t be discouraged if you fail

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Page 1: Midterm English Form4

SECTION A : Directed Writing (35 Marks)

You have just attended a talk on “How to Quit Smoking”. Write a letter to your cousin on the topic. Use the following notes.

When writing your letter, you must: provide a topic use all the notes given

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5 KEY STEPS TO QUIT SMOKING:

Make the decision to quit and set the date - change your environment- avoid people who smoke- analyse why you fail before

Get support - ask your family and friends to support you- seek professional counselling- join a support group

Change your lifestyle - change your routine- change your eating and drinking habits- engage in relaxation activities

Get medication - consult your doctor on what medication that suits you best

Don’t be discouraged if you fail - relapses usually occur within the first three months- if you fail, start all over again and keep trying

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SECTION B : Graphic Text (15 Marks)

For each of the questions, read the question first and then study the information given to find the best answer. Then circle the answer A, B, C or D.

Question 1Read the sign below which appears in a restaurant and answer the question that follows.

1. The sign tells us toA. save as much food as we canB. prevent the food from getting badC. put the leftover food in a safe placeD. take only the amount of food that we need

Question 2Read the message carefully. Then, answer the question that follows.

2. From the message, we know that Adam has toA. be home by 7 p.m.B. dry the clothC. mow the grassD. set the table

Question 3The extract below is the method of preparing hot bananas with cinnamon coconut sauce.

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PLEASE DO NOT WASTE FOOD

Adam,Your lunch is on the table. Please mow the lawn at the back and water my plants. Remember to take the clothes in when they are dry. Also, please shut the windows before dusk. Will be back by 7 p.m.

Love,Mum

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3. Step 2 in the chart isA. serve the sauceB. steam the bananasC. simmer the mixtureD. add cinnamon powder

Question 4Read the extract below and answer the question that follows.

4. According to the extract, the rafflesiaA. smells badB. looks like meatC. looks like a corpseD. smells like cabbage

Question 5Read the article below and answer the question that follows.

5. From the article, we know that Peggy Chin hasA. coached gymnasts during her school daysB. taught gymnastics in higher institutionsC. been a national gymnast since 1992D. judged gymnastics competitions

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Biggest Flower Bloom In The World

The rafflesia plant has the biggest flower bloom in the world. It is found in the forests of Malaysia.

The flower looks like a huge cabbage. It weighs about 10 kilogrammes and measures about 90 centimetres across. It smells like rotten meat hence it is also called the stinky corpse lily.

A former gymnast, sportswoman and athlete during her school days, Peggy Chin has been judging international gymnastics competitions since 1992.

Upon graduation, Peggy Chin became a school teacher and helped coach the gymnasts in her school.

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Question 6Read the letter below and answer the question that follows.

6. Working Mum is complaining aboutA. movies being shown before 10 p.m.B. poor scheduling on TV programmesC. children watching too much televisionD. boring movies being aired on weekdays

Question 7The following is a synopsis of a book.

7. The book is aboutA. the journey to the EastB. the struggle for independenceC. the search for pre-war fortuneD. the life of and English rubber planter

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Dear Editor,

TV programmes shown during weekends are boring. Instead, better movies are aired on weekdays. Unfortunately, working parents and school-going children tend to miss them. This is because such movies are shown rather late, that is from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Working Mum

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Question 8

8. From the dialogue above, we know that Joe hadA. a miserable timeB. an annoying timeC. an enjoyable timeD. a comfortable time

Question 9

9. Based on the map above, the best place to study the habitat of animals would beA. Teluk BendaharaB. Teluk DayangC. Teluk DemangD. Teluk Puteri

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Question 10

10. If you wish to attend the talk, you should get in touch withA. the Kota Lama Town CouncilB. Fitness PharmacyC. Ramesh KumarD. Silk Hotel

Question 11

11.The above slogan tells us to be moreA. efficientB. healthyC. punctualD. polite

Question 12

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12.Which of the following statements best explains the information in the table?A. Most students prefer to take up business degrees.B. More students are keen on education than ever before.C. The study of English was in most demand in 2006.D. There will be more qualified engineers in 2008 than in previous years.

Question 13

13.From the graph above, when did the sales of ACME computers decline steeply?A. June 2008B. July 2008C. August 2008D. September 2008

Question 14

14.According to the headline above, the accused willA. escape the gallowsB. face the death penaltyC. be fined for robberyD. spend the rest of his days behind bars.

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Question 15

15.People will choose to stay at Kings Hotel becauseA. it is well builtB. it is a very big hotelC. it offers the best tourist guidesD. it is nearby to all major attractions in Malacca

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SECTION C : Information Transfer (10 Marks)Read the advertisement carefully. Then, complete the diagram that follows.

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SECTION D : Literature (35 Marks)

Read the poem In the Midst of Hardship and answer the questions that follow.

a) What does the word ‘horrendous’ in line 2 mean?______________________________________________________________

b) What are they doing the whole day and night?______________________________________________________________

c) What do you think has happened to the buffalo?______________________________________________________________

d) What do you think of the boy who loves his albino buffalo which does not look like other ordinary buffaloes? Give your reasons.i) ________________________________________________________

ii) ________________________________________________________

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The whole day and night just passedthey had to brave the horrendous floodin the water all the timebetween bloated carcassesand tiny chips of tree barksdesperately looking for their son’salbino buffalo that was never found

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Read the extract from the short story QWERTYUIOP below and answer the questions that follow.

a) Who was Harry Darke?______________________________________________________________

b) What did Mr Ross want Lucy to do?______________________________________________________________

c) Why were there so many letters to be typed?______________________________________________________________

d) What do you think of Mr Darke?______________________________________________________________

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