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Unformatted text preview: MULTIMEDIA w umvensm STUDENT ID NO W MULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY SECOND TRIMESTER FINAL EXAMINATION 2007/ 2008 SESSION LE10037/ PIE0035 INTENSIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMME ADVANCED LEVEL (ALL SECTIONS/GRO UPS) 3 1 DECEMBER 2007 9.00 AM —11.00 AM (2 HOURS) INSTRUCTIONS TO STUDENTS 1. This question paper consists of 13 printed pages with FOUR sections. 2. Answer ALL questions. 3. Answer questions 1 — 60 in the OMR paper. Answer Section C questions 61 — 6S and Section D in the ANSWER booklet. LEE]! P150035 _. _ [ELF ADVANCED,-....__. __k ,, 3: DECEMBER 2007 SECTION A: COMMUNICATION SKILLS [10 MARKS] Question I Instructions: For questionsl — 5, identify the BEST function according to the underlined statements in the conversation. Situation 1 : Two colleagues are in a cafeteria. Salleh : What do you want to have? Coffee or tea? You should tg the new brewed coffee. it is veg good. (1) Maniam : I’ll have the recommended brewed coffee then. What do you want to talk about? Salleh : My students don’t like to participate in my classroom discussion. I agee that I’m strict with them sometimes= but it’s all for their good. (2} Maniam : I don’t think you’re strict. (3) Sometimes, students just need to know why ”we ask them to do certain tasks and follow certain instructions. Salleh : You might be right. I should explain the objectives of tasks to them before they attempt the activities. Maniam : If students know that we’re sincere and serious in teaching, they will appreciate our effort. ' (4) Salleh : You are right. Maniam : Don’t worry too much. You’re doing a good job. Your students did guite Quite well in the mid-term test. (5) Salleh : Thanks. 1. You shouid t_ry the new brewed coffee. It is veg; good. A. To assure B. To inform C. To explain D. To recommend 2. I aggee that I’m strict with them sometimes, but it’s for their good. A. To assure B. To explain C. To confess D. To confirm Continued. . . MU AMNfl‘WKfRPKK/MMWSKAWIFA l/l3 WLMW ,_ IELPADVANQED , ._ 3i DECEMBER 2007 3. I don’t think you‘re strict. A. To refute B. To dislike C. To explain D. To compare 4. If students know that we’re sincere and serious in teaching, they will appreciate our effort. A. To express surprise B. To express support C. To express an opinion D. To respond to criticism 5. You’re doing a good job. Your students did quite well in the mid-term test. A. To dislike B. To confess C. To compare D. To compliment ( 5 marks) Question [I Instructions: For questions 6 — 10, complete the following conversation by choosing the BEST answers according to the stated functions. Situation 2: Your friend, Sheila has invited you to her birthday party, but you are unable to attend Sheila : I am throwing a birthday party. Please come. (6) To inform You : . (7) To apologise I have promised to take my grandmother to Johor. My grandmother is insisting that I take her to a friend’s house. Sheila : When are you coming back? (8) To express hope You : I am not sure. Most probably I will be staying overnight in Johor, but I wish my grandmother could make this a day trip. Continued... MU AMNITWKIRWKK/MMWSKAWIFA 2113 31 DECEMBER_ E1107 LE no37/P1E09_3_§_____ W IELP ADVANCED _ Sheila 7 - +__ _ .., W _. Then you can still make it for the party. You : I cannot confirm with you now. 6. To inform A. My mother is not well. B. Are you free tomorrow? C. My grandmother is angry with me. D. The party will be at 12 pm. at my house. 7. To apologise A. Would you mind if I do not attend? B. I am sorry, but I am afraid I cannot attend. C. I am afraid that I cannot attend your party. D. I will come after I have finished my work. 8. To express hope A. You have got to come! B. You must be quite occupied. C. I really would like you to come. D. Maybe you can come next year. 9. To express an opinion A. I ‘m sure she would not mind. B. l ‘rn sure you are being truthful. C. I think it is all right if you cannot come. D. I think it is not a good time to go to Johor. 10. To explain A. I will make sure she agrees to our plan. B. I think she will not consider this matter. C. Do you think she will agree to the plan? D. I need to discuss this matter with her. MU AMNfFWKJRP/KKJMMY/SKAWIFA 3H3 (9) To express an opinion (10) To explain (5 marks) Continued. .. 1E1003?/PIE0035.___ _, ,7 lElPADVANCED _, - 3!DEQEMBER;QO? SECTION B: GRAMMAR AND STRUCTURE {30 MARKS} Question I Instructions: For questions 11-20, identify the BEST answer from the options A, B, C and D. 11. While the old man k A. was getting, fell B. got, was falling C. was getting, was falling D. got, fell up the bus, the bus moved and he 12. ”A down your guns and put your hands up A. lie B. lay C. lays D. laid I3. Alia’s financial planner friend told her that she invest in a trust fund or she invest in government bonds _. either way would be safe. A. could 1’ could B. must / must C. could 1’ must D. must I could l4.“It does not snow in Malaysia.” The speaker is talking about a A. general truth B. future happening C. changing situation D. routine occurrence 15. “ I’m staying at Cyberia apartments near the university,” the new student told the lecturer. The speaker A. is complaining B. likes his apartment C. is describing an action in progress D. thinks his living situation is temporary 16. I’m sorry I can’t help you because I’ve cash, but I could write a cheque. A. some B. a few C. a little D. little Continued... MU AMNfl‘WKfRPlKK/MMYISKAWIFA 4H3 1.4310037! 3.1130035 ._ _.. [ELF ADVANCED _ ”31 DECEMBER 2007 17. By the time you A , I Malaysia. A. graduate. will leave B. will graduate, leave C. graduate, will have left D. will graduate, will have left 18. “ or not to be is the question,” said Hamlet. A. Be B. Being C. To be D. Been 19. Coming to MMU has really helped English. A. learn B I learn C. me learn D. me learning 20. In which sentence is the restaurant probably not in business any more? A. We had eaten at that restaurant for many years. B. We have eaten at that restaurant for many years. C. We will be eating at that restaurant for many years. D. We have been eating at that restaurant for many years. ( 1 Omarks) Question 11 Instructions: For questions 21 — 30, identify the underlined options that are INCORRECT. 20. There are parking lots _i_n_ basements, o_n road sides and in empty lots. Yet one A B C has to go round and around to find an empty space. D 22. It is difficult for an uneducated person to earn living unless he starts his own A B C D business. Continued... MU AMNfTWKfRP/KKJMM Y/SKAW/ FA 5/13 LEIOD37 I 91130035 _ _ HIELPADVANCED _ , fl DECEMBER 2007 23. Dark clouds were moving across the sky. I knew it was going to rain heavily. A B Fatimah and I hastily rushed through our work. We managed to reach home before C the threatened storm. D 24- “What you think of our new Grammar lecturer?”, my friend asked me as soon as the A B C class was over. D 25. As we were entering the building, I noticed a sign that someone has put above the A B C door which said, “ Be alert.” D 26. Mehdi was so generous. If I asked him, ‘Could I borrow your car?” he would always A B say, “Of course, you could!’, and he would immediately start looking for the keys. C D 27. No one died, but four people were injured and had to be taken to the hospital after a A B C small plane was crashed near Kuala Lumpur last night. D 28. The twelve-year-old girl wrote a four-hundred-words essay during the in-class A B C writing competition held at the open—air car park. D 29. I will never forget to visit Egypt as a child. It was so exciting to stand beside the A B pyramid. When it was time for us to go home, my parents said I cried and begged C them not to leave. D 30. My next door neighbour, who i_s usually shy and doesn’t say much, is being very A B C friendly this morning and L135 a big party tonight for all his friends. D ( 10 marks) Continued... MU AMNII‘WK/RP/KK/MMYI’SKAW/FA 6113 WELD—15.. .__________. JIELP ADVANCED _ _ __ 31 DECEMBEJQQQ Question III Instructions: For questions 31-40, identify the CORRECT sentence. 31. A. Paul and Tony want to go fishing on Sunday. B. Paul want to go fishing on Sunday and Tony. C. Paul and Tony on Sunday want to go fishing. D. On Sunday to go fishing Paul and Tony want. 32. A. I lend him any books never because he won’t return them. B. I won’t iend him any books because he never returns them. C. I won’t lend him because any books he never returns them D. Because lwon’t lend him any books, he never return them. 33. A. Kuala Lumpur he will be driving to tonight. B. Driving tonight to Kuala Lumpur he will be. C. He will be driving to Kuala Lumpur tonight. D. Tonight will he be driving to Kuala Lumpur. 34. A. She do not as write as neatly does you. B. You does she do not write as neatly as. C. You do not write as neatly as does she. D. She does not write as neatly as you do. 35. A. The teacher told him to do his homework. B. The teacher to him told do his homework. C. Teacher told him the homework to do his. D. The teacher his homework to do told him. 36. A. We need a rope long to tie the box. B. I cannot lift this box heavy by myself. C. We saw many snakes poisonous at the 200. D. Mother has prepared many tasty dishes for dinner. 37. A. He is ill often absent from school. B. The boy ran away with the stolen fruits. C. They take a walk in the always evening. D. On our way home we saw yesterday a terrible accident. 38. A. Dancing my sister is very fend of. B. He explaining of the problem began slowly. C. I could not leaving stop him from although I tried. D. He left without saying goodbye to anyone in the family. Continued. . . MU AMNITWK/‘RPIKKIMMYISKAWIFA TIES LEJDO‘J‘TI PIEOQQS ,\ ,_ IELP ADVANCED _ 3! DECEMBER 2007 39. A. She wanted to the orphanage to donate old clothes. B. My mother at the market buys fish cheap and fresh always. C. Please do not worry as I am sure that this road leads to his house. D. I am tomorrow going to Mary’s party and don’t know what to wear. 40. A. The man ran and saved the child into the burning house. B. The actress with the clapping of the audience was happy. C. Any laziness fiom the staff the manager will not put up. D. I can carry this box, without any help, as it is not heavy. ( 10 marks) SECTION C: READING COMPREHENSION AND VOCABULARY [30 MARKS] Instructions: For questions 41—65, read the passage carefully and answer the questions. There is a 41-year—old woman, known only as "AJ". She remembers almost every day of her life since age 11. She remembers world events, trips to the grocery store, the weather and her emotions. On the other hand, there is a friendly 85-year-old man, "EP," who remembers only his most recent thought. 15 years 5 ago, the herpes simplex virus chewed its way through his brain, coring it like an apple. By the time the virus had run its course, two walnut~size chunks of brain matter in the medial temporal lobes had disappeared, and with them most of EP's memory. A] might have the best memory in the world while EP could very well have the worst. 10 The neuroscientists at the University of California have been studying AJ for the past seven years. They had to coin a new medical term to describe her condition: Hyperthymestic Syndrome. However, in BPS case, neuroscientists found this. The medial temporal lobes, there is one on each side of the brain, include an arch-shaped structure called the hippocampus and several adjacent 15 regions. Together they perform the magical feat of turning our perceptions into long-term memories. The memories are not actually stored in the hippocampus. They reside in the neocortex. Nevertheless, the hippocampal area is the part of the brain that makes them stick. EP’s hippocampus was destroyed, and without it, he is like a camcorder without a working tape head. He sees, but he does not record. 20 EP has two types of amnesia—anterograde, which means he cannot form new memories, and retrograde, which means he cannot remember old memories either, at least not since 1960. His childhood, his service in the merchant marine, World War 11—well that is perfectly vivid. However, as far as he knows, gas costs less than a dollar a gallon and the moon landing never happened. 25 A] and EP are extremes on the spectrum of human memory. Their cases say more than any brain scan about the extent to which our memories make us who we are. Our memory falls somewhere between those two poles of remembering Continued... MU AMNfl'WK/RP/KK/MMY/SKAW/‘FA 8/13 LEJQQBT / PIEOO35 __ _ ._ [ELP ADVANCED , _ , , _ 3i. DECEMBER 2901 everything and nothing. Those three pounds or so of wrinkled flesh balanced at0p our spines can retain the most trivial details. It can store a lifetime of childhood 30 experiences but often cannot hold on to even the most important telephone number for just two minutes. Memory is strange like that. A memory is a stored pattern of connections between neurons in the brain. There are about a hundred billion of those neurons. Each neuron can make perhaps 5,000 to 10,000 synaptic connections with other neurons. This makes a total of 35 about five hundred trillion to a thousand trillion synapses in the average adult brain. By comparison, there are only about 32 trillion bytes of information in the entire Library of Congress's print collection. Every sensation we remember, every thought we think, alters the connections within that vast network. Synapses are strengthened, weakened or formed anew. Indeed, they are always changing, every 40 moment, even as we sleep. An enormous amount of what science knows about memory was learned from a damaged brain that is remarkably similar to EP's. It belongs to an 81-year- old man known as "HM," an amnesiac suffering from epilepsy. "By the time he was 27, he was blacking out ten times a week and unable to do much of anything. In. 45 1953, HM lay awake on the operating table. His scalp was anaesthetised, and a surgery was made to cure his epilepsy. The surgery reduced the number of HM's seizures, but it soon became clear that he had also been robbed of his memory. Everyone assumed HM would be the only case found, but BP shattered that assumption. What the doctors did to HM with surgery, nature did to EP with 50 Herpes Simplex. Side by side, their brain scans are uncannily similar as doctors examine them in horror. Even if you have no idea what a normal brain ought to look like, the gaping symmetrical holes stare back at you like eyes. Adapted from Joshua. F. (2007) Memory retrieved on 20 October 2007 from hrrgsflmagma. national geographic. com/ngm/Z 00 7« I I/memOQ/Zoer-rext. firm] 41. However, 15 years ago, the Herpes Simplex virus chewed its way through his brain, coring it like an apple. (line 5) A. ate B. inject C. spread D. moved 42. They had to coin a new medical term to describe her condition: Hyperthymestic Syndrome. (line 11) A. plan B. invent C. design D. discover Continued... MU AMN/TWKIRPKKMMYISKAW/FA 91'! 3 LE 10037 f P1130035 _.. _ _______ IELP ADVANCED _ _ , 31,,DEQEMBER fig? 43. Together they perform the magical feat of turning our perceptions into long-term memories. (line 15) A. act B. course C. practice D. journey 44. They reside in the neoconex. (line 17) A. lie B. live C. wait D. dwell 45. Nevertheless, the hippocampal area is the part of the brain that makes them stick. (line 18) A. active B. forget C. meditate D. remember 46. His childhood, his service in the merchant marine, World War II——all that is perfectly vivid. (line 23) A. clear B. intense C. prominent D. outstanding 47. Those three pounds or so of wrinkled flesh balanced atop our spines can retain the most trivial details. (line 29) A. general B. shallow C. ridiculous D. insignificant 48. Every sensation we remember, every thought we think, alters the connections within that vast network. (line 38) A. scan B. form C. concept D. organisation Continued... MU AMN/TWKIRP/KKIMMY/SKAW/‘FA 10/13 LLlQQNPLELUiim lELPADVANCED, , v, N" 7,, W ___31 DECEMBER 200'.r 49. Every one assumed HM would be the only case found, but EP shattered that assumption. (line 48) A. exposed B. destroyed C. discredited D. diminished 50. Side by side, their brain scans are uncannily similar as doctors examine them in horror. ( line 50) A nearly almost B. C. remotely D. absolutely (10 marks) Question II For question 51»60, identify the BEST answer. 51. How did EP lose his memory? A. His medical temporal lobes disappeared. B. Parts of his medical temporal lobes disappeared. C. Some brain matter in his medical temporal lobes disappeared. D. Two walnuts found in his medical temporal lobes disappeared. 52. Why did the neuroscientists coin a new medical term for AJ? A. The virus in Al's brains has not been named. B. AJ is the only person to display such a condition. C. Neuroscientists want to thank A1 for her contribution. D. Science has never discovered such a condition until AJ. 53. The medical temporal lobes are places where A. memories work like a camcorder B. memories only last for seven years C. perceptions turn into long term memories D. the hippocampus performs a magical feat 54. Why is EP like a camcorder without a working tape head (line 19)? A. There is no tape recorder. B. His brain is short of oxygen. C. The memory capacity is full. D. He cannot form new memories. Continued. .. MU AWNWK/RPI’KKJMMY/SKAW/FA 1 1/13 LEIOO3? / PIEDOB; ,_ __ .. JELP @VAJECED .. 7 _ 31 DECEMBER 2007 55. EP can remember events A. after 1960. B. of the past. C. before 1960. D. sthat are vivid. 56. What are the two things that EP’s brain is compared to? A. An apple and walnuts B. Walnuts and a camcorder C. An apple and a camcorder D. A camcorder and a tape head 57. Based on the text, which of the statement is INCORRECT about AI and EP’s cases? A. Their cases reflect the normal brain experience. B. Their cases shed more light on how our brains work. C. Their cases show how memories are not imperishable. D. Their cases become a measurement to gauge one’s memory. 58. Based on the text, which of the following is TRUE of synoptic connections and neutrons? A. There are many synoptic connections for a neutron. B. There are more neutrons than synoptic connections. C. There are as much synoptic connections as neutrons. D. There are neutrons which do not make any connections. 59. How did HM lose his memory? A. Doctors’ surgery resulted in his memory loss. B. His epileptic condition caused his memory loss. C. The cure for epilepsy led to his memory loss. D. Reduced number of seizures led to his memory loss. 60. During the 1953 surgery, HM A. could feel the pain of the operation. B. was knocked unconscious by the doctors. C. had an epileptic seizure in the operating room. D. was aware of what was happening around him. » (10 marks) Continued. . . MU AMNfl'WK/RP/KKJMMY/SKAW/FA 12.113: Llilfiflllflilliflms _ .. , . ..I_ELP ADVANCED __ , 3_I___DECEMBER2007 Question [I] Instructions: for question 61—65, answer in COMPLETE sentences. 6I.What was responsible for EP’s memory loss? (1 mark) 62. What does the “three pounds or so of wrinkled flesh balanced atop our spines” (line 28-29) refer to? (1 mark) 63. What are the 2 differences between the average adult brain and the Congress’s Library collection? (4 marks) 64. What Were the findings that helped the doctors to realise that HM was not a singular case? (2 marks) 65. In what way is EP’s memory loss different from HM’s ? . (2 marks) (10 marks) SECTION D: WRITING [30 MARKS] Instructions: Choose ONE of the tepics below and write a five-paragraph ESSAY of 300- 3 50 words. 1. Discuss the reasons why sports such as football, basketball and swimming are so popular especially among teenagers and young people. 2. Many people feel that television gives more negative than positive effects to society. Do you agree with the statement? 3. Should students be allowed to have mobile phones while they are in class? Discuss your stand on this matter. 4. Every student has the responsibility to attend classes, but many failed to do so. Discuss the effects of not attending classes regularly. En...
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