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Unformatted text preview: STUDENT ID NO M III-III..- MULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY SECOND TRIMESTER SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATION, 2006/2007 SESSION LEI 0032/PIE 0035 INTENSIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMME ADVANCED LEVEL (All sections / Groups) 31 JANUARY 2007 9:00AM —11:00AM (2 Hours) INSTRUCTIONS TO STUDENT 1. This question paper consists of 13 pages with 4 sections. 2. Answer ALL questions. 4 3. Answer Questions 1—60 in the OMR paper. 4. Answer Questions 61 -66 and Section D in the Answer Booklet. LEIDOSZIPIEOOSS ADVANCED LEVEL-SUPPLEMENTARY SECTION A: COMMUNICATION SKILLS {10 MARKS] TASK 1 (5 MARKS) Instructions: For questions 1—5, choose the best function according to the underlined statements in the conversation. Situation 1: Ameer and Ehsan are friends. Ehsan has just won first prize in a swimming competition in the college. Ameer: Hi, Ehsan. Congratulations on winning the swimming event! (I) I really admire your powerful strokes. If only I could do what you did, I think I’d be the most pOpular boy in school. Ehsan: Thank you for congratulating me. I didn’t expect to win. Many of the other contestants were more experienced. (2) I guess all the hard work I put in has finally paid off. However, I wouldn’t say I did it for popularity. Ameer: You are famous now. I’m sure everyone in school knows you. Ehsan: No, that’s the mistake many people make. (3) Taking up a Sport is not to get personal glory or to be famous. Rather, any competition is in the spirit of sportsmanship. We compete for the love of the sport. Ameer: Oh, I see. Hmm. .. I never thought of it that way. After all many Sportsmen are stars. So many of their fans look up to them. Ehsan: (4) You should take up swimming. It is one of the best forms of exercise. Your health also improves as exercise burns up fat, lowers cholesterol and regulates your blood better. Ameer: I guess you are right. There’s more to sports thanjust becoming famous. Ehsan: It’s also true of your co-curriCular activities. They teach you to be independent, to socialise better and also to develop your talents and skills. Ameer: Wow, I’ve never realized the many benefits of sports and co—curricular activities! (5) Come to think of it= I am rather lazy. I always try to find excuses not to participate. No more — I’m going to be a ‘new’ person! Ehsan: That’s good! I’m glad you have made the decision to participate in the activities. Ameer: Thanks for your encouragement. Ehsan: You are welcome. Continued . . . .P/GS/SH/AMN 1/13 LEIOOSZ/PIEOOES ADVANCED LEVEL-S UPPLEMENTARY l. l reallv admire your powerful strokes. A. To compliment B. To confirm C. To inform D. To assrire 2. I guess all the hard work I put in has finally paid off. A. To compare B. To explain C. To recommend D. To confess 3. Takin u as ort is not to et ersonal lor or to be famous. A. To express condolence B. To express surprise C. To express an Opinion D. To express hOpe 4. You should take up swimming. A. To confirm B. To dislike C. To threaten D. To recommend 5. Come to think of it2 I am rather lazy. A. To confess B. To bargain C. To apologize D. To assure Continued . . . RI’JGSISHIAMN 2n 3 LEIDOBZI’PIEOOBS ADVANCED LEVEL-SUPPLEMENTARY TASK 2 (s MARKS) Instructions: For questions 6—10, complete the following conversation according to the stated functions by selecting the BEST answer. Situation 2: Joanne and Fatima are friends. They are shopping together. Joanne is helping Fatima to choose a dress for a special occasion. Joanne: I am glad you called me to help you choose a dress for your birthday party. I want to buy some things too. (6) Fatima: Yes, I hope I am able to find a dress that suits me. I have not seen anything thatl like yet. Joanne: Hey! Look at this dress. It is lovely! I am sure you would look good in it. Fatima: Hml‘n...let me see. (7) I actually prefer this pretty blouse and skirt. Joanne: I think you should buy the dress. It will definitely suit you better. (8) . The dress is long so you will be more comfortable in it. i atima: That is true. I wonder what the price of the dress is. Oh no! It is RM350! That is too expensive. I cannot afford that. Joanne: It has a 50 % discount. After the discount it’ll be only RM175. That blouse and skirt will cost you RM 210. (9) Fatima: Yes, I am definitely buying this dress if it fits me.( 10) Thanks for helping me to choose a dress. I could not have done it without your help. 6. To explain A. I don’t like to go shopping alone. B. Shopping is a waste of time. C. You should have bought a dress online. D. I don’t like shOpping. 7. To dislike A. i will not buy this dress. B. I don’t like the design. C. It is out of fashion. D. The price is too expensive. _ Continued... RPIGS/S HJAMN 3/13 LEl0032/PIE0035 ADVANCED LEVEL-SUPPLEMENTARY 8. To express an opinion A. You are always buying expensive dresses. B. What is the amount of money you are willing to spend on a dress? C. You are always very uncomfortable wearing skirts and blouses. D. Step buying clothes every time there is a function, and you will save money. 9. To compare A. ShOpping is wonderful. B. You will look good in anything. C. Don’t spend money unnecessarily. D. This is definitely a better buy as it is cheaper. 10. To express hope A. I really hope it fits me well. B. I will have to ask my father for more money. C. I must buy matching accessories for this dress. D. You were so good to accompany me. I must buy you a gift. SECTION B: GRAMMAR AND STRUCTURE [30 MARKS] TASK 1 (10 MARKS) Instructions: For questions 11—20, choose the BEST answer from options A, B, C and D. 11. Jim on the early flight the next morning, so he made his excuses and left the party before midnight. A. had left B. was leaving C. is leaving D. left 12. The exam results were to arrive at the school today. We can ring the school tomorrow to find out whether they A. had arrived B. arrived C. have had arrived D. have arrived. 13. He broke his leg in skiing accident. It’s still in plaster. A.the;a B.a;- C.a;the D. the;- 14. The tray of ice cubes fallen. _ A. have B. has C. has had D. have had 25. Politicians have to believe in themselves if they expect people to believe in A. them B. us C. you D. me 16. Maggie be the one leading the debate team? A. Should B. Is C. Might D. May Continued... DJ RP/GSfS H/AMN 4f] LEIGOBZJPIEOOSS ADVANCED LEVEL-SUPPLEMENTARY 17. He will surgery by Tuesday this week. A. have undergone B. undergo C. be undergoing D. had undergone 18. He be a doctor; he isn’t wearing a coat. A. shouldn’t B. mustn’t C. wouldn’t D. couldn’t 19. The necklace, Staggeringly expensive, would match the dress perfectly. A. even though B. while C. because D. otherwise 20. The growing numbers of visitors the footpaths. A. is damaging B. damages C. are damaging D. was damaging ' TASK 2 (10 MARKS) Instructions: For questions 21—30, choose the underlined option that is INCORRECT. 21. Anne Frank was a Jewish girl who m living with her family in Amsterdam A B C when the Germans were invading Holland in 1940. D 22. Each dogs needs its personalized collar before it can be enrolled i_r1 dog A B C D obedience school. 23. When the patient wakes up tomorrow, his body fl have been functioning A B C since fifteen hours. D 24. When he opened the shop at 7.30 in the morning, Mr. Charles m attacked by a A B C D baseball bat. 25. Destruction of the natural forests have 1@ to the extinction of certain animals A B and the authorities concerned need to look into this matter seriously. C D Continued... RP/GS/SH/AMN 3/1.) .LE [ODSZIPIEOOSS ADVANCED LEVEL-SUPPLEMENTARY 26. Malcolm’s teeth were bothering him again, however. he lid recently visited the A B C D dentist. 27. Professor J ones, the man who discovered a new drug M everyOne is talking A B C about, refused to give g press conference. D 28. Sandra has a lot of friends, but she w_as sad when so a few came for her graduation. A B C D 29. This afternoon I washed, waxed. and then I was vacuuming the car when it began A B C D to rain. 30. You shouldn’t put bleach in th_e water when you wash your tennis shoes because mu A B C D will ruin the mbber. TASK 3 (10 MARKS) Instructions: For questions 31—40, choose the CORRECT sentence. 31. A. The ultimate effect of all advertising is to sell the product. B. Ultimate effect of all the advertising is to sell the product. C. To sell the product the ultimate is effect of all advertising. D. The ultimate of advertising is effect to sell all the product. 7.2. A. Phil got fired for doing freelance work for a competitor. B. Doing freelance work for a competitor Phil got fired for. C. Phil got fired for a competitor for doing freelance work. D. Phil doing freelance work for a competitor for got fired. 33. A. A story with deep thoughts and emotions told she. B. A story with deep thoughts and emotions she told. C. She told a story with deep thoughts and emotions. D. She with deep thoughts and emotiOns told a story. 34. A. Everywhere were toys of all kinds thrown. B. Toys of all kinds everywhere were thrown. C. Thrown were all kinds of toys everywhere. D. Toys of all kinds were thrown everywhere. Continued... RPIGSI’SH/AMN 6f 1 3 LEIOO32/PIEOO3S ADVANCED LEVEL-SUPPLEMENTARY 35. A. Having Jill finished the assignment, turned on the TV. B. The assigmnent having finished, Jill turned on the TV. C. Having finished the assignment, Jill turned on the TV. D. Jill turned on the TV, having finished the assignment. 36. A. Walking is good for you because it exercises the heart. B. Although I do different types of exercises I hate it, every day. C. Nikita in spite of feeling sick, helped Linda with her housework. D. Because I do not drive to work, there are many cars on the road today. 37'. A. Of my grandmother’s new house, the colour was white. B. With red hair and blue eyes, he married a girl last Saturday. C. During my childhood, I was afraid of dogs and lizards. D. I saw Sally at three o’clock talking to her mother. 38. A. Michael’s father has just bought a German new car. B. I am going to buy a big, wooden, black table for my mother. C. I was chased by a big, old, black dog while coming to class this morning. D. My teacher asked me to draw a picture on a piece of round, small paper. 39. A. Anger causes a person to lose the ability to think effectively. B. Some people injure seriously themselves when they are angry. C. If lazily all day everyone relaxed, nothing would ever be achieved. D. Quickly my mother and I decided to go to the shop to buy a book for my sister. 40. A. My brother’s car, a sporty red convertible is the envy of my friends. B. Doctors tell us, we need at least eight glasses of water in our daily diet. C. John Kennedy, the popular US president, was known for his inspirational speeches. D. By the time, Julia Roberts was 23, she had won two academy awards nominations. Continued... kP/GS/SH/AMN 7/] 3 LE10032/PIE0035 ADVANCED LEVEL-SUPPLEMENTARY SECTION C: READING AND VOCABULARY [30 MARKS] Instructions: For questions 41—66, read the passage carefully. Answer ALL questions that follow. Keeping Cool While under Fire 1 The number one reason people get fired in the US. is anger and the number one problem people say they have at work is they do not feel heard and respected. How do we make people feel heard when they are difficult to be around -- and still stand up for ourselves? If the only tool you have is a hammer, you treat everything like a 5 nail. Here are some more "tools" to add to your "toolbox" for the next time someone is upset and taking it out on you. None will work all the time and some will work better for your personality style than others. Here are some suggestions: Lighten Up. - When others act "hot" we tend to either escalate (become like them and get loud, more hostile or other mimicking reactions) or withdraw (poker 10 face, quiet down, etc). Either approach gets us out of balance. Both reactions are instinctively self protective but self sabotaging because they are akin to saying "I don't like your behaviour -- therefore I am going to give you more power." Instead, remain calm and acknowledge that you heard them with a pause or a nod without taking sides or using blaming language. Rather than getting "hot" and agitated 15 yourself by moving or talking louder or faster, stay "cool" and take a few breaths while maintaining eye contact. This will buy you time to think about what you want to do and prove that you have heard them. You can acknowledge by saying "I understand there's a concern" (rather than I understand you're upset —— which is emotion laden language.) Your goal is to de - 20 escalate conflict. Try to "warm up” to the part of the person you can respect: focus on it mentally and refer to it verbally: "You are so "dedicated", or "knowledgeable", or whatever their self-image is which leads them towards ratioualizing their behaviour. Then say, "May I tell you my perspective?” This sets them up to give you permission to state your view. 25 Presume Innocence — Nobody wants to be told they are wrong. Whenever you have reason to believe someone is not making senSe or lying, you will not build rapport by pointing it out to them. Allow them to save face and keep asking questions until you lose imagination or control. Say, for example, "How does that relate to the issue?” You may find you were wrong and you thus "save face.” Or, 30 by continued non-threatening questions, you can "softly corner'I them into self ' correcting stage which will protect your fiiture relationship. Look to Their Positive Intent, Especially When They Appear to Have None - Note the human inclination in arguments is to mentally focus on the smart, thoughtful and "right" things you are doing while obsessing about the dumb, rude 35 and wrong things they are doing. This tendency leads us to take a superior or righteous position, get more rigid and listen less. Difficult as you may find it, try staying mindful of your worst side and their best side as you find yourself falling into an escalating argument. You will probably be more generous and patient with them, and increase the chances of improving the situation. Continued... RPIGS/S HIAMN 8/ 1 3 LEIOOS2/PIEUO3S ADVANCED LEVEL-SUPPLEMENTARY 40 Dump Their Stuff Back in Their Lap - If someone is dumping on you, do not interrupt, counter or counter attack. When they are done, ask "Is there anything else you want to add?" Then say, "What would make this situation better?” or "How can we improve this situation in a way you believe we can both accept?" Ask them to propose a solution to the issue they have raised. If they continue to 45 complain or attack, acknowledge you heard them each time and, like a broken record, repeat yourself in increasingly brief language variations: "What will make it better?“ Do not attempt to solve problems others raise. Adapted fi‘om Anderson, K2006. http://mvw.gertmem.com/articles TASK 1 (9 MARKS) For questions 41— 49, choose the most appropriate meaning in context for each of the words in hold. 41. When others act “hot”, we tend to either escalate... (line 8) A. plummet B. increase C. worsen D. decrease 42. ...bec0me like them and get loud, more hostile or other mimicking reactions... (line 9) A. unreceptive B. aggressive C. boring D. aneg 43. Both reactions are instinctively self protective but self sabotaging because they are akin to saying... (linel l) A. different B. identical C. similar D. variety 44. Instead, remain calm and acknowledge that you heard... (line 13) A. agree B. disagree C. accept D. understand Continued... RPIGS/S H/AMN 9f 1 3 Lfil0032/PIE0035 ADVANCED LEVELASUPPLEMENTARY 45. ...rather than understand you’re upset—which is emotion laden language. (line 19) A. heavy loading B. filled heavily C. heavily loaded D. fully heavy 46. May I tell you my perspective? (line 23) A. viewpoint B. idea C. thoughts D. arguments l7. Presume Innocence (line 25) A. Persist B. Pretend C. Assume D. Act 48. Note the human inclination in arguments is to mentally focus... (line 33) A. behaviour B. tendency C. agreement D. conduct 49. This tendency leads us to take a superior or righteous position (line 35) A. excellent B. super C. greater D. larger TASK 2 (5 MARKS) Instructions: For questions 50-54, choose the meaning which is closest to the underlined words. 50. How do we make people feel heard when they are difficult to be around—and still stand up for ourselves? A. To stand straight B. To be able to make your opinions be heard C. To defend your arguments D. To demand respect you think you deserve 51. Either approach gets us out of balance. A. To be irrational B. To become lopsided C. To become rather heavy D. To become irritated Continued... RPIGS/SH/AJVIN 10/13 LEIGOSZ/PIEOOSS ADVANCED LEVEL-SUPPLEMENTARY 52. Both reactions are instinctively self protective but self sabotaging. A. To destroy oneself B. To enhance oneself C. To improve oneself D. To criticize oneself 53. Whenever you have reason to believe someone is not making sense or lying, you will not build rapport by pointing it out to them. A. Pointing the way B. Making a point C. Highlighting the point D. Strengthening the point 54. Difficult as you may find it, try staying mindful of your worst side and their best side as you find yourself falling into an escalating argument. A. Being aware B. Minding your ways C. Looking into matters D. Minding your manners TASK 3 (6 MARKS) Instructions: For questions 55-60, choose the best answer from the options given. 55. The main reason for people getting fired in the US. is A. they do not feel respected B. due to the fact that they feel they are not heard C. due to the inability to control anger D. because of the escalating arguments between colleagues ‘6. Among the ways to take it easy in an argument include the following except: A. staying calm and confirming that you have heard the opposing ideas through gestures B. staring at the speakers and holding the stare C. speaking in a very calm manner D. focussing to what is being said 57. You can acknowledge what another speaker is saying by A. agreeing with every word he says B. showing empathy and genuine interest to what is being said C. providing more points to substantiate the other speaker’s points D. disagreeing with all of the points mentioned Continued. . . RP/GS/SH/AMN 1 1:13 LEIOOSZIPIEUOES ADVANCED LEVEL-SUPPLEMENTARY 58. When the author says that “your goal is to de—escalate conflict”, he means A. to calm the situation B. to increase the level of tension C. to decrease the interest in the argument D. to heat the conflict 59. What does the author mean when he says “presume innocence” in line 25? A. assume that people are not guilty B. do not point out the mistakes of others C. assume that people are guilty D. point the mistakes out so that other people will know 60. When the author says “look to their positive intent” in line 32, he means A. respond positively to people’s requests B. be attentive when listening to the points made by others C. look at the positive aspects of people’s intention D. react positively to the comments of others TASK 4 (10 MARKS) Instructions: For questions 61— 66 answer in COMPLETE sentences. Write your answers in the answer booklet. 61. What is the main idea of the article? (2 marks) 62. What is the purpose of saying, “May I tell you my perspective?” (line 23). (1 mark) 63. When you believe that someone is not making sense, what should you do to build rapport with them? (2 marks) 64. Why do people tend to take a more superior or righteous position in an argument? (2 marks) 65. According to the author= what shouldn’t you do when someone is dumping on you? (2 marks) 66. State one method that can be carried out when someone is dumping on you. (1 mark) Continued. . . .PIGS/SHJAMN 1 2/13 LE lOOSZ/PIEOOSS ADVANCED LEVEL-3U PPLEMENTARY SECTION D: WRITING {30 MARKS] Instructions: Choose ONE of the topics below and write AN ESSAY of 250-300 Words. Write your answers in the answer booklet. 1. What are the effects of TV advertisements on children? 2. Why do students stay away from class? Discuss. 3. Examinations should be abolished. Discuss. 4. Using public transportation is better than driving. Discuss. End of Page RP/GSI‘SH/AMN 1 3:13 ...
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