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Barrett taxonomy

  1. 1. IPGM KAMPUS TENGKU AMPUAN AFZANKM 10, JALAN PADANG TENGKU26700 KUALA LIPIS,PAHANG DARUL MAKMUR GROUP MEMBERS : RAVINDARAN A/L RAMAKRISHNAN ( 761111-06-5197) MOK PEY WENG ( 690411-03-5605) NOOR RAHIMEY BT ABD RAHIM (650405-06-5414) ZAITON BT JAMALUDDIN ( 631218-04-5078) UNIT : PGSR SCIENCE INTAKE NOV. 2008 DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH LANGGUAGE BARRETT TAXONOMY CODE AND NAME OF SUBJECT : ENGLISH PROFENCY WAJ 3103 NAME OF SUPERVISOR : MRS.NORLIZA DARUS DATE OF SUBMISSION : 05 APRIL 2010
  2. 2. Read the extract from the short story The Necklace below and answer the questionsthat follow.She was one of those pretty and charming young girls who sometimes areborn, as if by a slip of fate, into a family of clerks. She had no dowry, noexpectations, no way of being known, understood, loved and wedded by anyrich and distinguished man; so she let herself be married to a little clerk ofthe ministry of Public Instruction. She dressed plainly because she could not dress well, but she was asunhappy a if she had really fallen from a higher station; since with womenthere is neither caste nor rank, for beauty, grace and charm take the place ofbirth and breeding. Natural ingenuity, instinct for what is elegant, a supplemind are their sole hierarchy, and often make of women of the people theequals of the very greatest ladies.1) “She had no dowry…” Who is she? ( Literal comprehension)…………………………………………………………………… (1 mark)2) Why couldn’t the woman dress well? ( Literal comprehension)……………………………………………………………………. (1 mark)3) Where did the woman’s husband work? ( Reorganization )…………………………………………………………………….. (1 mark)4) Do you think being rich is the most important thing in life? Give a reason for your answer. ( Inferential Comprehension)…………………………………………………………………………….
  3. 3. Read the following stanzas of Monsoon History and answer the questions that follow. iii Drinking milo, Nyonya and baba sit at home. This was forty years ago. Sarong-wrapped they counted Silver paper for the dead. Portraits of grandfathers Hung always in the parlour. iv Reading Tennyson,at six p.m in pajamas, Listening to down-pouring Rain: the air ticks With gnats, black spiders fly, Moths sweep out of our rooms Where termites built Their hills of eggs and queens zoom In heat. We wash our feet For Bed, watch mother uncoil Her snake hair, unbuckle The silver mesh around her waist, Waiting for father pacing The sand as fishers pull From the straits after monsoon. Shirley Geok-lin Lim1) How does the persona’s family respect their ancestors? ( inferentialComprehension)…………………………………………………………………. (1 mark)2) Which line in stanza iv indicates good hygiene? ( Literalcomprehension)…………………………………………………………………. (1 mark)
  4. 4. 3) Why is father pacing the sand in stanza iv? ( Literal comprehension)………………………………………………………………….. (1 mark)4) Do you think practicing traditional customs is important? Give your Reason. ( Inferential comprehension)……………………………............................................................................................................................................................................... (2 mark)
  5. 5. Section C(25 marks)Questions 26-31 are based on th following passage. Hotels in Kuala Lumpur are selling them at aboutRM100 a piece and local Chinese restaurants are Cashing in on them aswell.It is that time of the yearagain when connoisseurs and common folks inChina, Hong kong, Singapore and Malaysia go crazy over aShanghaines delicacy in the form of a small, hairy-legged, greencrustacean.We are talking about the seasonal hairy Crabs which are widelyavailable in shanghai from October to November. You can even get them in7-Eleven stores there! So what’s so great about these crabs? In ancient China, it wasregarded n elite activity to enjoy the crab delicacies, watch the bloomingchrysanthemums and compose lyrical poems. The secret lies with theroe – a sinfully rich and creamy orange substance that has melted theresistance of even the most cholesterol conscious. Dragon-O Restaurant which serves Shanghainese cuisine has alsojumped on the bandwagon to bring these tiny delicacies to Malaysia. Tomake it more affordable, they import the crabs direct from the source- TaiLake in Jiangsu Province, China. The ecology around TaiLake is the reasonwhy Hairy Crabs are reared there. Tai Lake’s ideal depth of two metresallows sunlight to reach the bottom of the lake, causing seaweed, thecrabs’food,to flourish. According to Raymond Cheung, a Hairy Crab farm owner, wild crabfries are purchased every March from local fishermen who catch them by thekilos from the mouth of the Yangtze River. There would usually beabout 160,000 fries in a kilo. These two-week-old fries are then put into asmall pond to mature.Come December when the crabs are nine months old,they are relocated to an enclosed pen by the lake in preparation for the coldwinter months. During this time, the crabs will bury themselves in the mudat the bottom of the lake to hibernate. When they are more than a year old, the crabs are relocated again inMay to bigger pens in the middle of the lake. These are crucial months as thefood and
  6. 6. Temperatures during this period determine the quality of the harvest in thefourth quarter of the year. The Crabs are considered mature after they have moulted 21 times. They usually moult when the temperature drops to 20ºC.During this time, they are fed small fishes, corn, spirulina and garlic. TheirShells are yellow during their growing months and Will turn green once theymature. Hairy crabs are best harvested in the months Of October andNovember. They are caught with nets Placed at the bottom of the lake. Thecrabs are then taken to the factory for packaging and exporting. At thefactory, workers bind them so that they will not move and pack them inStyrofoam boxes before placing them in a huge chiller for a day to hibernate.CCTVs ar installed all around the factory. The government is concernedabout the quality of China’s exports and they conduct Stringent monitoringthrought live feed CCTVs. The cameras also allow them to keep track on theNumber of crabsbeing exported. The boxes are then filled with ice before being exported to anothercountry. Each box is individually tagged so customers can trace the source ifany problems arice. It takes two days for the live crabs to arrive in Malaysiaand another day to the respective restaurants. The crabs can survive forabout a week. The Dragon-O Restaurant is offering Malaysians a taste of thisshanghainese delicacy at a reasonable price. The owner has this to say, “Wehave always kept in mind that valu for money is the way to go if we wantour customers walking out of the restaurant to come back some day soon.”1) From Paragraph 1,a) What are being sold at about RM100 a piece? ( Literal Comprehension)……………………………………………………………………… (1mark)
  7. 7. b) Which sentence tells you that Hairy Crabs are widely available inShanghai? ( Literal Comprehension)…………………………………………………… (1mark)2) From paragraph 2, which is the most delicious part of the crab? ( Evaluation )……………………………………………………..(1mark)3) (a) from paragraph 3, what causes seaweed to flourish in Tai lake?( Appreciation)……………………………………………………… (1mark) (b) From paragraph4, which word means ‘sleep the whole winter’?( Evaluation)……………………………………………………… (1mark)4) (a) from paragraph 5, what will influence the quality of the crabs? ( Evaluation)……………………………………………………… (1mark) (b) From paragraph 6, how does the China government show its concern about the export of Hairy Crabs? ( Evaluation)……………………………………………………… (1mark) (c) From paragraph 7, why is it important to tag the boxes? ( Reorganization)……………………………………………………….. (1mark)
  8. 8. Finally, an ancient memory stirred in the old man, Mokgobja. When he wasvery young and the customs of the ancestors still ruled the land, he had beenwitness to a rain- making ceremony. And he came alive a little strugglingto recall the details which had been buried by years and years of prayer in aChristian church. As soon as the mists cleared a little, he began consulting inwhispers with his yongest son, Ramadi. There was, he said, a certain raingod who accepted only the sacrifice of the bodies of children.1) (a) Based on the extract, who does ‘he’ refer to? ( Literal comprehension)…………………………………………………… (1mark) (b) Why were the children sacrificed? ( Literal comprehension)…………………………………………………… (1mark) (c) What happened to the bodies of the children? ( Reorganization)…………………………………………………… (1mark) (d) What do you think are the solutions to the problem faced by Mokgobja’s family? ( Inferential comprehension)(i)………………………………………………….(ii)………………………………………………… (2mark)
  9. 9. A Tale of Two Girls Read this story and then answer the questions.There were two students who went to Kidbrooke School. One student wascalled Rahma who was from Somalia in Africa. She had come to live inEngland because of the war in her country. She had four brothers who were allolder than her. Rahma enjoyed all her lessons at school and was very good atrunning. Rahma was twelve years old and went to school by bus.The second students name was Sofia who was also twelve years old. Sofia wasfrom Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, and had come to live in London lastyear. She lived with her brothers, her sister and her mother, but her father livedin Portugal. Next year Sofias father will be coming to visit her and her family.She liked school very much but didnt like drawing because she found itdifficult.Both these students were in Year 8 and liked using computers. Both likedtalking very much and sometimes sung in class.Answer these questions.1. How old were Rahma and Sofia? ( LITERAL COMPREHENSION)2. Which country was Rahma from and why had she come to live in England? (LITERAL COMPREHENSION)3. Is Somalia in America or Africa? ( LITERAL COMPREHENSION)4. What did Rahma enjoy doing the most at school?( REORGANIZATION )5. Did Rahma come to school on a bicycle? If not, how?( INFERENTIAL COMPREHENSION)
  10. 10. 6. What is the capital city of Portugal? ( LITERAL COMPREHENSION)7. When had Sofia come to live in England?( LITERAL COMPREHENSION)8. Will her father come to visit her in London? If so, when?( REORGANIZATION)9. What didnt Sofia like to do? Why? ( EVALUATION)10. What did both students like to do? ( EVALUATION)11. Did they ever sing in school? Does their teacher like the girls to sing? (APPRECIATION)

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