[Time suggested: 15 minutes]
Answer all questions in this paper
The text below is about preserving the environment.
Read the text below. The first and last lines are correct. For the remaining lines, there is one
grammatical error in each line.
Underline the error. Then, write one word to correct the error in the space provided. An
example has been provided. The correct word must not change the meaning of the sentence.
There are no spelling and punctuation errors in the text.
There are many organisations that actively strive to protect and
preserve the environment. This is because Earth is an only home
for all living things. It is important to get more youngers to
participate in activities that does not damage the environment.
Young people should get involved on environmental activities such
as separating waste products, planting trees and set up recycling
centres. These are simple or valuable actions. The best place to
create awareness from the environment is in schools. It is the best
place to educate students on ways them can help save the Earth. For
example, they can be teach how to sort rubbish. Items such as used
paper, cans, glass and plastic should be separated while they are put
into rubbish bins. All of us, young and old, should play us roles to
protect Mother Nature from further damage. Although we all live
in the cyber age, it is most important to learn to live in harmony with
[Time suggested: 40 minutes]
Read the following text. Then, answer question (a) – (j).
Malaysia – diverse, multiracial, multicultural country exudes warmth and love to each and
every one of her people. It is indeed heartening to see people of different beliefs and culture
interacting and communicating with one another in the Bahasa Melayu, the national language, or in
English, a trademark of the colonial rule of the past. The people’s own lingo is also commonly used. It
is this tolerance and the willingness to set aside cultural and religious differences that has enable
Malaysia to move forward as a fast developing and united nation. In short, the people’s tolerance and
love for their motherland has brought her peace, unity and prosperity. That is the very essence of the
catchphrase ‘Unity in diversity’.
Malaysia’s unity in diversity is also evident in cuisines she proudly called her own. Food like
the Assam Laksa and Nasi Dagang, are exotic mouth-watering cuisine of the proud Malaysians.
Malaysian unity is further strengthened through the Malaysian flag, or better known as the
Jalur Gemilang. It consists of 14 red and white stripes of equal width, a dark blue canton that contains
a yellow crescent and a yellow star. The crescent symbolises Islam as the official religion while the 14-
point star represent the unity of the 13 states and the federal government. The Jalur Gemilang is our
identity of an independent country free from the colonial rule.
Another popular catchphrase that is uniquely Malaysian is ‘Malaysia Boleh!’ which literally
means ‘Malaysia can do it!’. When we won models in the Olympic Games or reached the peak of
Mount Everest, this triumphant phrase is always around. We, Malaysians, always want to be the best,
be it in the local or global scenes.
Question (a) – (j)
Using the information from the text, complete the following graphic organiser.
A symbol of unity
A country’s identity of
freedom from colonial rule
Love for the country
A form of motivation
Proud to be Malaysians
Read the poster below. Then, answer questions (a) – (j).
- SPEAK UP AND REACH OUT -
As students, you may sometimes face problems in school, be it with your friends or with
your schoolwork. Here are some groups of people that you can turn to for help.
Parents are the people that are closest to you. So, when you face problems, you should
pour your hearts out to your parents. You should tell your parents about what is troubling
you. Your parents will be eager to help. They often offer advice, provide support and show
their understanding based on their own experiences.
There are counselors in every school. Counselors are trained to help students overcome
their fears, anxieties and worries. They are qualified to give professional help to students
to deal with personal, social and even problems related to school work. Sometimes they
offer students career guidance. To do this, the counselors help students identify their
personalities and attributes so that the students can choose the right career path.
VOLUNTEERS IN HELP CENTRES
There are many volunteers who work in these help centres. They are trained to talk to
troubled students through phone cells. Some students prefer to talk about their problems to
someone they do not see face-to-face. One help centre that offers this service is
In school, there are peer facilitators who assist the counselors. These peer facilitators are
selected by students themselves, and they are interested to help other students. They are
given training on how to be a good listener. Some students find it easier to talk to someone
of their age group. They think that peers understand them better than adults especially
when it comes to issues such as peer pressure, schoolwork and the challenges of being a
Question (a) – (d): Based on the leaflet, state whether the following statements are TRUE or
(a) Parents often offer advice to their children based on their True (1 mark)
(b) School counselors give professional help to students because False (1 mark)
they have the right personalities and attributes.
(c) School counselors give students professional help, offer True (1 mark)
students career guidance and suggest the right career for students.
(d) Peer facilitators are better than adults because they are False (1 mark)
Question (e) – (i): Read the leaflet carefully and answer the following questions.
(e) How do troubled student get in touch with the volunteers in help centres?
(f) Who are peer facilitators?
Students who are interested to help other students with their problems
(g) Fill in the table with an appropriate phrase from the leaflet.
i. to tell someone everything that
you are feeling
pour your hearts out
ii. influence from people of the
same age group
(h) Why do some students prefer to seek help from volunteers in help centres?
They prefer to talk to someone whom they do not see face-to-face.
(i) Why do you think some students find it easier to talk about their problems to peer
They think peer facilitators understand them better as they are of the same age
(j) Your friend, who is studying in a boarding school, is facing problems with schoolwork
and needs help. In about 50 words, send an email to your friend. In your e-mail:
suggest who he/she can get help from
give a reason why he/she should get help immediately
add other relevant information to make your writing interesting
Subject: Schoolwork problems
I am sorry to hear that you are having problems with your schoolwork. You must seek help
quickly as the PT3 exams are just around the corner. I think the best people to help you are the school
counselors. They are qualified to give professional advice to help students overcome all kinds of
problems including schoolwork. I hope you will see them soon.
All the best,
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Fainting can be frightening thing, especially when you do not know why it is happening or what
to do. It is more frightening than serious, but do take precautions. Here are ways you can take care of
yourself or someone else it occurs.
To avoid injuries, try to stop the victim from falling to the ground. If the person is standing
upright, lay him down on the ground or sit him down on a couch. Make sure it is not a chair without
armrests. This will still allow the victim to fall off it and cause injury.
Next, open the window or door to allow more air into the room. Another way to help a person
who feels faint is to get a cold compress and place it on the forehead. Wrap the compress in a cloth
before applying it.
When the victim recovers from the fainting spell, get the person back into an upright sitting
position slowly. Continue to give the victim support, even after they are sitting upright. Don’t allow him
to walk immediately. If the person is conscious, then give him some water. Don’t let him gulp a
mouthful of water. Make sure he takes small sips at a time to prevent choking.
If you feel faint, you may be able to take these steps. If possible, lie down. This can help prevent
fainting as it allows blood to circulate to the brain. Don’t let yourself get dehydrated. Drink enough
fluids, especially when your body is losing more water due to sweating or being in a warm environment.
Finally, ensure there is good blood circulation. If you have to stand or sit for a long time,
periodically stretch your leg muscles. Also, cross your legs to help improve blood flow to the heart and
brain. Try to avoid overheated or cramped areas. Call 999 for help if someone who has fainted for
about a minute still does not regain consciousness or is having difficulty breathing.
Read the article about ways to help a victim who feels faint.
Read the speed carefully and answer the questions (a) – (i)
(a) What will happen if a person who feels faint falls to the ground?
It can cause injuries to the person.
(b) Where should you place the cold compress?
On the forehead.
(c) List two preventive steps to take if you think that you are going to faint?
i. Lie down
ii. Drink enough fluids
(d) What will happen if a victim who feels faint gulps a mouthful of water?
He may choke.
(e) Fill in the table with an appropriate word/ phrase from the article.
i. safety measure
ii. a short period of time
iii. able to use the senses to
understand what is happening
iv. losing a large amount of water
(f) Why is it necessary to make a person who feels faint lie down?
This will allow blood to circulate to the brain and prevent from fainting
(g) State two other ways to improve blood circulation to the brain.
i. Stretch the leg muscle
ii. Cross the legs
(h) Why do you think that a person who feels faint should avoid overheated and cramped
Because those places would make the victim’s condition worsen.
(i) State two other ways to help a person who has fainted.
i. Loosen the tight clothing around the victim’s body._
ii. Don’t crowd around the victim.
Read the poem below carefully. Then, answer questions (a) – (d).
(a) Who speaks in the first stanza and to whom?
_The grandchild speaks to his/her grandparents.
(b) What did the old generation revere?
The old generation revered God and nature.
(c) What does the new generation worship?
The new generation worship money.
(d) Would you like to live in the era of the Grandad? Give your reasons.
Yes. I like to live in a pollution-free world. I would be happy and contented living a simple
life and among nature. I want to have joy, peace and happiness in my life.
No, I would find life too boring and simple. I prefer to live in a digital era as I cannot live
without technological gadgets.
[Time suggested: 45 minutes]
You are required to give a speech for Prize Giving Day. With the help of the notes below, write
out your speech entitled “How to be a successful student”.
When writing your speech, you should:
use all the notes given
elaborate on the notes to make it more interesting
add other relevant information
make sure your speech is between 120 – 150 words
Good morning to the Principal, teachers and fellow students. I am here on this ‘Prize
Giving Day’ to present a speech on “How to be a successful student”. It takes a lot of effort on the
part of the student to be successful.
First and foremost, a student has to be very hardworking. As the saying goes, “No Pain,
No Gain”. A student has to work hard in all aspects of his or her life. Only then the student will
achieve the intended goals. If you want to score A’s, then you will have to put in 4 to 5 hours of
study daily at home apart from studying in school.
In addition, being disciplined is very important. To be hardworking, you need to be
disciplined, in terms of being punctual to school, being attentive in class, finishing up homework
and doing eraly preparation for tests and examinations. To be able to do all tehse, having positive
attitudes and values play important roles. The never give-up attitude should be instilled in you.
Only then success will come your way.
Besides, time management is important. A student has to study, does school work,
homework, faces examinations and also needs to cope with extra-curricular activities. It is also
equally important to spend leisure time with family and friends. So, the student has to manage his
time wisely. A personal timetable can be very useful.
Lastly, you should choose your friends wisely. Good, sensible friends will help you
succeed in studies.
Well, in short, to be a successful student, you need to work hard, be disciplined with
positive values and attitudes. Don’t forget! Time management is very important.
Thank you and good luck!
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 on the main theme.
Give evidence from the novel to support your answer.
Your response should be:
not less than 50 words
in continuous writing form (not note form)
The main theme in the novel “How I Met Myself” is theme of responsibility.
Firstly, John Taylor loves his wife and child. Therefore, he sees it as his responsibility to
safeguard them. When John Taylor realizes that the doppelganger is trying to convey to
him something important; to safeguard his family.
Being a responsible father and husband, John tries his best to find out more about the
doppelganger. John finds out that the doppelganger, Janos Szabo, had lost his wife and
child in a tragic bombing in the war. John knows the doppelganger was trying to tell him
something to save his family. John tries his best to locate the doppelganger.
Finally, with the help of the doppelganger, John’s wife and child escape the explosion at
the café. The theme of responsibility is highlighted through John Taylor when he fulfills his
duties as a loving husband and father.
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