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Unformatted text preview: MULTIMEDIA WOW UNIVERSITY STUDENT ID NO mm MULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY SECOND TRIMESTER SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATION 2007/ 2008 SESSION LE10037 / PIE0035 INTENSIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMME ADVANCED LEVEL (ALL SECTIONS/GROUPS) 31 JANUARY 2008 9.00 AM —11.00 AM (2 HOURS) INSTRUCTIONS TO STUDENTS I. This question paper consists of 14 printed pages with FOUR sections. 2. Answer ALL questions. Answer questions 1 — 60 in the OMR paper. Answer Section C questions 61 — 66 and Section D in the ANSWER booklet. DJ LISIUUJ'? I I‘IIEUUJS IELP ADVANCED 3| JANUARY 2008 SECTION A: COMMUNICATION SKILLS [10 MARKS] Question I Instructions: For questions] — 5, identify the BEST function according to the underlined statements in the conversation. Situation 1: Salman’s mother has passed away suddenly. Maznah is informing Ali who is not aware of it. Maznah: Hello Ali. How have you been lately? All : I am fine. How about you? Maznah: I‘m fine too. Have you heard the news? Salman’s mother has (1) 'ust assed awa . Ali 2 What? It can’t be true! I just saw her three days ago. (2) Maznah: Yes, it‘s true. She passed away at 9.00 pm. last night. Salman must be very depressed now. I think you should pay him a visit. (3) Wait a minute; Salman is just standing at that corner. Let’s go and talk to him. Ali : Hi, Salman. I am sorry for your loss. Please take care of yourself (4) Salman : Yes, I will be strong for the sake of my family. Thank you for your concern. Ali : DOn’t mention it. I am sorry for not visiting you earlier because Maznah just told me a while ago. We are all here for you; if you (5) need any help, please call us. 1. Salman's mother has just passed away. A. To assure B. To inform C. To explain D. To bargain Ix.) . What? It cannot be true! A. To confirm B. To apologise C. To express surprise D. To express opinion Continued... ML. -\\lN."l \l'K/RPIK KIMMYISKAWIFA l/l4 LHUU37 f I’llillll35 IELP ADVANCED 3| JANUARY 2008 3. I think you should pay him a visit. A. To explain B. To confess C. To threaten D. To suggest 4. l am sorry for your loss. A. To inform B. To explain C. To apologise D. To express condolence 5. We are all here for you; if you need any help, please call us. A. To express hope B. To express opinion C. To express support D. To express condolence (5 marks) Question [1 Instructions: For questions 6 — 10, complete the following conversation by identifying the best statements to the underlined functions. Situation 2 : Two friends are engage in a telephone conversation. Hassan : May I speak to Jean, please? Hassan here. Jean : Hi Hassan! What’s up? Hassan : My grandfather passed away last night? Can you tell Mr. Tan that I won’t be able to sit for the test. Jean : (6) To express condolence Hassan : I’m worried that Mr. Tan will be unhappy ifl do not sit for the test. Jean : (7) To promise Don’t worry about that. Hassan : (8) T0 apologise This is not the first time that you‘ve helped me. Continued... ML! AM Nl'l'WK/RI’IK KI‘MMYISKAWI‘FA 2H4 Lgoo}? ka’Iizlltfli IELP ADVANCED 3! JANUARY 2008 Jean : I know that you are very close to your grandfather. (9) To express hope Hassan : Iwill. Jean : By the way, Hassan. I know this is not the best time to talk about our assignment, but it’s due three days from now.Have you finished writing your section? Hassan : I‘m afraid not. Can I send it to you the day after tomorrow? I‘m afraid I need to go back to my hometown now, and I don‘t think I have the time to complete it so soon. Jean : (10) To bargain I need to do some editing work and that takes some time. I hope you don’t mind. Hassan : Alright. I’ll do it. I‘ll send my section to you at the time you requested. .lean : Great! Do take care, Hassan. Hassan : Thanks. 6. To express condolence A. I feel sad for you. B. It‘s so sad. isn’t it? C. I’m sorry to hear that. D. I sympathize with your family. 7. To promise A. I promise I’ll go. 8. I‘ll go and take the test. C. I will let him know you’re alright. D. I will tell him why you are not doing the test. 8. To apologise A. I‘m sorry about that. B. I'm sorry to instruct again. C. I apologise for troubling you again. D. I apologise for taking up your precious time. Continued... ML! AKIN: IM'KlRl’r’KK/MMY/SKAWIFA 3114 LEIIIUJ? I l’lliUU35 IELP ADVANCED 3| JANUARY 2008 9. To express hope A. I hope you’ll be strong. B. I hope you’ll be stronger. C. I hope you’ll take time off and rest. D. I hope you’ll take a good care of your family members. 10. To bargain It‘s still early. What about tomorrow night? Why do you think if we do it together? What do you think if we talk to Mr. Tan about this? DOW? ( 5 marks) SECTION B: GRAMMAR AND STRUCTURE [30 MARKS] Question I Instructions: For questions 1 1-20, identify the BEST answer. 1 1. The bank give him an account with free checking services. A. was not B. wouldn’t C. wouldn’t to D. wouldn’t able to 12. work last Sunday. will must could had to 903’?” to write to you for weeks. . had meant have meant am meaning . have been meaning DOW>— 14. After she , she called her brother. A. has cooked B. had cooked C. was cooked D. had been cooking Continued... ML/ r\r\1N/'l'\’\-’l\'/R|’f|\' KIMMWSKAWIFA 4H4 LL’lUU37 i' I’ll-IIJUJS IELP ADVANCED 3i JANUARY 2008 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. Washing dishes and sweeping the floor my brother’s favourite hobbies. A. is B. are C. was D. were When you pick up a newspaper. you cannot help the number of advertisements in it. A. notice B. noticed C. noticing D. to noticed If they the letter, it last week. A. sent. arrived B. have sent. arrived C. had sent, would have arrived D. had been sending, had been arriving While she was playing in the verandah. her sister was looking/hr her. The speaker is describing two actions in the past. A. separate B. repeated C. alternate D. simultaneous He was riding his bieycfe when a tornado lifted him into the air. It means A. the tornado lifted him into the air after he rode his bicycle. B. as he was riding his bicycle. a tornado lifted him into the air. C. he was riding his bicycle, so the tornado lifted him into the air. D. the tornado lifted him in the air because he was riding the bicycle. he has a car. he uses a bicycle in the city. A. Since B. Hence C. Because D. Although (10 marks) Continued... ML! AM .\.-’ [' W KiRl’i‘K Ki'MM YPSKA Wil’A 5f] 4 Ll-LIUUJ'I f l’ll€U(J35 IELP ADVANCED 3| JANUAM 2UUS Question 11 Instructions: For questions 21-30. identify the underlined options that are INCORRECT. 2]. The Government should promote mountains and forests as eco-tourism spots as this A B C show the natural beauty of the country. D 22. The final statistics released early this year i_n newspapers shows an alarming trend. A B C D 23. In their impatience to get to there hometowns for the celebrations, they drove A B C recklessly. D 24. gm you planning ahead, so you w have a joyous reunion with your family A B C D members. 25. If it rained, I will leave Charles’ house earlier and go to the library. A B C D 26. The witnesses were called i_n to give their evidences One by one, and they swore to A B C D tell the truth. 27. There are many languages used around the world today whom do not have a A B C D form of writing. 28. Some mentioned taping their children’s calls by using inexpensive devices available A B at much stores. C D 29. He is interested on going to Alaska, flit he is afraid o_f the Alaskan polar bear. A B C D 30. She has many homework that she needs to do before the next class starts. A B C D (10 marks) Continued ML: AMNf'l'WKi'RP/KKiMMY/SKAW'IFA 61M LEIUUJ? l l’lliUUJS [ELF ADVANCED 3! JANUARY 2008 Question 111 Instructions: For questions 31-40, identify the CORRECT sentence. 31. A. He gets tired when he works too much. B. Tired he gets when too much he works. C. When he gets tired he works too much. D. Too much he gets tired when he works. Lu ls.) A. She arrived and knocked on the door at her softly friend’s house. B. She arrived at her friend’s house and knocked on the door softly. C. Knocked on the door and softly She arrived at her friend’s house. D. At her friend’s house she arrived softly and knocked on the door. A. His mother taught him at home. so she wanted him to learn. B. She taught him at home, so his mother wanted him to learn. C. His mother, so wanted him to learn she taught him at home. D. His mother wanted him to learn, so she taught him at home. . My manager told me that he was going on a vacation. My manager was going on a vacation he told me that. On a vacation my manager told me that he was going. On a vacation he was going my manager told me that. Dow> L4) UI in the play she will act the lead role next week. In the play next week the lead role she will act. She will act the lead role in the play next week. A lead role in the play she will act next week. can? The test must every students take. Everything they didn’t buy they wanted. She bought all of them some cookies and ate. 1 am sorry, but I dropped the glass and broke it. cow> Right now, eating cookies he is thinking about. Exercise helps keep your body slim and healthy. Every day he writes on his computer movie reviews. . An umbrella with you had you better bring since it is raining. 0.0.00? . Tonight my homework I need to do, so tomorrow the teacher I can give it to. When you see me tomorrow. your homework must be completed for submission. If short term memory lasts for about 20 to 30 seconds, lasts a lifetime longterm memory. D. To check the car‘s documents, the first thing you must do is when you have found a car you want. 0w> Continued... ML. AMNH \k'KlRI’J‘KK/‘MMY/SKAWJ'FA 7H4 Ltilmfl‘l / l’lliUUluS IELP ADVANCED 3] JANUARY 2003 39. A. The increase has triggered worries in mobile phones about their safety. B. The frame of mind they are in because of people get stressed while driving. C. Festivals are a major boost for the SMS, but they are not the only growth factor. D. Many of us mostly vitamins who take supplements are convinced that the pills will make us healthier. 40. A. To create objects until then, glass was poured into moulds. B. How had she called the doctor for her mother, only to be disappointed often? C. The history themselves behind successful people shows that they believed in. D. In games like basketball and netball, a person endowed with height will excel. ( 10 marks) SECTION C: READING COMPREHENSION AND VOCABULARY 130 MARKS] Instructions: Read the passage carefully. Answer ALL questions. Double Talk By William Lutz I Lately I have become fascinated with the growth of a new kind of euphemistic language called "politically correct” or P.C. Since the words we use reveal how we see the world , and how we want others to see it, people who use P.C. language want us to see their world their way, and act accordingly. Just for instance: in everyday usage, fat people may be called stout, overweight or even fat. But in P.C. language they are carolically disadvantaged, differently sized or are size- acceptance advocates. Going even further, P.C. language has created new oppressions: sizeism, the bias against differently sized that is practiced by sizixi; and lookism, the belief that some people are easier on the eyes than others. ( I 10 guess I’m guilty of lookism; 1 do find some people easier on the eyes than others — my wife, for example). I call my two cats pets, but in P.C. language, they are animal companions, memo, or protectors. Well, in some ways, cats are friends and companions, but they are still pets, and I do not treat them the same way I treat my friends (nor do 15 they treat me the way my cats do). I prefer to reserve “friend” and “companion" for the important human relationships in my life. In my youth, I spent some time at Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in Chicago. Most of us in that hospital had had the same bad experience with polio. Sure, we were crippled in one way or another, and we knew we were, but the word 20 crippled never bothered us. What bothered us were the people who treated us as if we were untouchables. It was the actions of others, not their words, that hurt. Now, of course thanks to P.C., we would be described as physically challenger], Continued... U! ELI .‘\MNf1M'K/Rl’/KK/MM WSKAWI'FA 8H4 LEIIJUSZ i I'll-.0035 IELP ADVANCED 3] JANUARY 2003 Ix.) UI 40 45 50 55 uniquely abled, differently abled, orthopedically abled, or as having differing abilities. Just as blind people have become differently sighted, visually impaired, print handicapped. or have reduced visual acuity, and people who stutter are speech impaired. I have never been fond of the term senior citizen, but its meaning is certainly clearer than chronologically gifted. And I have no problem with retirement community: what is gained by calling it a senior aggregate living community? In my language, kids misbehave sometimes, but in P.C. language they engage in negative attention-getting; and they don’t just learn to read anymore but rather. interact with print. Racial and ethnic groups have always been sensitive to the terms applied to them, and surely we would call them what they want to be called. But to avoid chaos,they need to agree among themselves; and we need a consensus among all users of the language as to what words mean. In P.C. language, for instance. Indian and Native American have been replaced by Indigenous People. Amarind or Abo-American, short for Aboriginal-American. How many people really know what these terms mean? And are they really an improvement over the terms they are supposed to replace? To their credit, many people who insist on P.C. usage believe that changing our language can eventually change our thinking and thus our behaviour; thereby eliminating racism, sexism and all other isms we deplore. 1 disagree. We can camouflage our problems, ranging from thoughtfulness to outright bigotry, with fancy "correct” words, but we cannot cure them. Instead, we lull ourselves into the false scene that, in calling a rose by another name, we have changed it. I find much of P.C. language absurd and funny; so why do 1 care‘? I am concerned, as I said, that its users want to force their view of the world, its people and its problems, on the rest of us. But I have another concern as well: P.C. language attempts to glOSS over and distort truth, to prettify it. As George Orwell warned us, “if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." Compassion must temper truth and reality at times, as when we call mentally retarded children exceptional children; but compassion and sensitivity must never be the reason for compromising truth and reality as we experience it. The damage we do to our words, to our minds, and to our society may prove to be irreparable. Adaptedfrom Rinsky, LA. & Wassman, R. 2000. Effective Reading in the Changing World. Prentice Hall. NJ. Continued... MU AMNII'WK/Rl’iKKJMMYiSKAW/FA 9H4 l.l:lU(137l PILUIJBS IELP ADVANCED 3] JANUARY ZUUX Question 1 Instructions: For questions 41 — 50, identify the most appropriate meaning in context for each of the words or phrases in hold. 4]. But in P.C. language they are carolicalbr disadvantaged, differently sized or are size—acceptance advocatesi line 6) A. overweight B. underweight C. low in calories D. in need of extra calories 42. Going even further, P.C. language has created new oppressions...( line 8) A. liberty B. autonomy C. subjugation D. emancipation 43. Now, of course thanks to P.C., we would be described as physically challenged, uniquely abled, differenrly abled, orthopedic-ally abled, or as having differing abilities. (line 22) A. drawn B. termed C. written D. reported 44. Just as blind people have become differently sighted, visually impaired. print handicapped, or have reduced visual acuity. and people who stutter are speech impaired. (line 25) A. sharpness B. dullness C. delicateness D. tendency 45. But to avoid chaos they need to agree among themselves; and we need a consensus among all users of the language as to what words mean. (line 35) A. idea B. thought C. agreement D. disagreement Continued... MU AMN/‘l‘WKlRPiK KlMMY/SKAWIFA IUlI4 LEIGH]? f I’lltfllili lELP ADVANQ'ED 31 JANUARY 2003 46. We can camouflage our problems, ranging from thoughtfulness to outright bigotry, with fancy "correct” words, but we cannot cure them. (line 44) A. reveal B. conceal C . pretend D. replacement 47. Instead. we lull ourselves into the false scene. . .(line 45) A. submit B. believe C. comfort D. position 48. I find much of PC. language absurd and funny—so why do I care? (line 47) A. irrelevant B. ridiculous C. reasonable D. incredible 49. PC. language attempts to gloss over and distort truth... (lineSO) A. twist B. deform C. correct D. collapse 50. The damage we do to our words, to our minds, and to our society may prove to be irreparable. ( line 51) A. apparent B. superficial C. irrevocable D. irremediable ( l Omarks) Continued... ML.“ AMNf'I'Wl-LIRI’IK KIMMWSKAWIFA ll/M LlillJltS? J l’ll',(JlJ35 IELP ADVANCED 3| JANUARY 20le Question [I Instructions: For questions 51 — 60, identify the best answer. 51. The article by Lutz implies that he A. is very supportive of RC language B. finds P.C. language very fascinating C. prefers to be cautious about the use of P.C. language D. thinks P.C. language is the answer to good communication 52. What is meant by “euphemistic language” mentioned by the author in line I? A. language designed to confuse. B. language that cannot be understood. C. language that is deviated from its original meaning. D. language designed to express an otherwise direct statement. 53. The author wishes that people would use the words “friend and companion” to A. refer to their pets B. treat one another better C. not treat humans as pets D. refer to human relationships 54. Why did Lutz spend some time at Shriners Hospital when he was young? A. He contracted polio. B. There was an epidemic. C. He wanted to learn about polio. D. Many people were involved in an accident . 55. What was the same bad experience that children had with polio in Shriner’s Hospital ’? A. They were all crippled. B. They were not all crippled. C. Some children were more crippled. D. Some children were untouchables. 56. When kids “engage in negative attention-getting” (line30) they are A. naughty B. sleepy C. curious D. attentive Continued... ML: AMNI'I‘WKIRPIKKIMMWSKAWIFA 12/14 LEIUU37/1’1150035 [ELF ADVANCED 3] JANUARY 2008 57. People who advocate the use of PC. language hope that it can A. help racism B. enhance sexism C. reduce prejudices D. make people happy 58. Why does the writer believe that “we cannot cure” problems in line 45 ‘? Because . A. words cannot change the fact B. words only prettify the problem C. it is calling a rose by another name D. all of the above. 59. Lutz is concerned with P.C.language because he thinks A. it reveals reality and truth B. PC. users don’t want us to see the world their way C. the language is difficult to learn D. none ofthe above. 60. Which sentence would probably represent Lutz‘s stand about P. C. language?I A. Be wary of P. C. language. B. P. C. language is absurd and funny. C. P. C language forges harmony in society. D. We must always be politically correct in communication. ( lOmarks) Question Ill Instructions: For questions 61 — 66, answer in complete sentences. 6!. Why does the writer feel that pets are not friends or companions? (1 mark) 62. What is one ofthe effects ofpolio as mentioned by Lutz ? (1 mark) 63. What hurt Lutz the most when he was in Shriners Hospital? (2 marks) 64. Why does Lutz say "P.C. language has created new oppression” T’ Provide one example from the article. (2marks) 65. Explain the phrase "if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” (2 marks) 66. What does Lutz mean when he says “compassion must temper truth and reality at times?” Provide one example from the article. (2 marks) Continued... MU AMN/‘I'W KlRP/KKIMM YISKAWIFA 13/ I 4 LiiltJUJT": Pllzlltfli lELP ADVANCED 31 JANUARY 200K SECTION D: WRITING [30 MARKS] Instructi...
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