END OF YEAR EXAMINATION
ONE HOUR THIRTY MINUTES
ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS
Section A : Guided Writing
1 Your school held its Sports Day last Sunday. Your house emerged as champion house. As you were happy about this, you decided to write a letter to a friend to share your joy.
Use the notes below to write your letter.
tents and grand stand erected on field
arrival of Guests of Honour
singing of National Anthem at opening ceremony
march past by uniformed bodies
highlight - tug-of-war between the teachers and parents
prize giving ceremony
When writing your letter:
you may use all the notes given
elaborate on the given notes to make it more interesting
make sure it is not less than 120 wordsSection B : Summary
2Read the passage below and answer the question that follows.
Many people like to give baskets as gifts. A gift basket is very convenient because the givers can choose the contents of the basket and pattern the contents to the likes of the recipient. Through gift baskets, the givers can send the exact kind of message they want to convey.
For many special occasions, gift baskets make great presents. They can be given to show appreciation or to greet the recipients on a special day. The baskets can be customised to suit any occasion, whether it is Christmas or Chinese New Year or social occasions like marriages, birthdays and anniversaries. They can also be customised to suit the receiver's likes and tastes.
Most gift baskets have a theme that allows the givers to use their imagination and come up with some great additions to the gift. The basket can be very useful to the recipient. For example, a gift basket given at someones graduation should be filled with essentials like bed sheets, a coffee mug, pens, an alarm clock and a toothbrush.
Gift baskets can be of different shapes, sizes and forms. The more popular kinds include chocolate, candy, snack crackers, assorted nuts, assorted cookies, fruits and an assortment of all these.
Write a summary on why gift baskets are popular presents to give.Your summary must:
not be more than 60 words, including the 10 words given below
be in continuous writing (not note form)
be written in one paragraph
Use your own words as far as possible without changing the original meaning of the passage.
Begin your summary as follows:
Gift baskets make great presents. They can be customised to Section C : Short Stories
The following are the Short stories studied in the literature component in English Language.
1Of Bunga Telur And Bally Shoes - Che Husna Azhari
2The Pencil - Ali Majod
3How Dalat Got Its Name - Heidi Munan
Based on one short stories that you have read, write about the moral values highlighted by it.
Support your answer with evidence from the novel.
Your response should be:
not less than 50 words in continuous writing (not note form)