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KSSM Secondary Form 3 English Exercises Set 1

Form 3 Subject lists

Source: 2018 Kelantan PT3 Trial Paper

A. Answer all questions in this paper.

The story below is about Laughter is the Best Medicine.
Question 1

Read the text below. There are grammatical errors in the text. The errors have been bold for you. Write one word to correct the error in the space provided. An example has been given. The correct word must not change the meaning of the sentence.

Once there lives a grumpy king. He never laughed nor allowed anyone in the kingdom too laugh.

One day, a boy couldn't control her laughter. Later, scared of the punishment, he thinks of a plan. He wrote a funny story and converted it into the drama because he knew laughter is the best medicine.

Then he went to the palace but asked the king, “May I present my drama to you?” The king let him do it. Then the boy started the plays . In the end, he came to the funny part of the story which made the king laugh.

All people present in the court are amazed. The king then allowed everybody to be merry. The boy was awarded by a sack of gold because he could make the king laugh. Everyone then lived happy ever after.

Section B
Question 2
Read the following text. Then, answer questions (a) — (j).

Read this extract about various types of water craft.

A ship is a large watercraft that travels the world's oceans and other sufficiently deep waterways, carrying passengers or goods, or in support of specialized missions, such as defense, research and fishing. Ships are generally distinguished from boats, based on size, shape and load capacity.

In emergency situations, lifeboats come to the rescue! These are mainly attached to bigger vessels like cruises and their main function is to carry passengers to a secure area if the concerned >vessel is met with an accident. The lifeboats are well-equipped with immediate food and water supplies.

A kayak is a small boat propelled by people using a double-ended paddle. The word ‘kayak’ meant ‘man boat’. It was built by the Eskimo in the Arctic region. The original kayaks had a wooden frame covered by animal skins and were used to hunt on the open waters of the Arctic Ocean. Today, however, kayaking is a popular water sports.

A hovercraft is supported on a cushion of air. Aside from travelling on water, it can also travel on different types of terrain such as soft mud, marshes, swamps as well as on firm ground. There is an increasing number of small hovercrafts used for fun and racing purposes, mainly on lakes, marshy areas and some estuaries.

Using the information from the text, answer the questions.
a) Can only travel in deep waters:

b) Lifeboat is always supplied with:

c) The reason kayak is known as ‘man boat’:

d) Differences between ship and boat:

e) Differences between ship and boat:

f) Differences between ship and boat:

g) Can be used for sports:

h) Can be used for sports:

i) Lifeboat’s main function during an accident:

j) Can travel on water and land:

Section C
(i) Your friend lives in a place which has become a flood-prone area. He has asked you for some tips on how to keep him and his home safe during a flood. In about 50 words, write a message to your friend.

In your message:
-State the safety tips you would like your friend to follow
-Give reasons to support your choice

To: From:

Read the article below and answer the following questions.

Toothbrush Showdown

What gives your teeth the best clean — manual or electric?

It depends on how conscientious you are, says dentist Dr Rod Marshall of Australia’s University of Queensland. A manual toothbrush is fine if you are skilled in the art of brushing. Sadly, “probably only ten per cent of people know how to brush their teeth properly,” says Marshall.

There are so many choices of toothbrushes in the market. You can select a conventional
head that is shaped roughly like a rectangle with rounded corners or you can choose a diamond head which is narrower at the top and can help reach into tight spaces around the back teeth.

lf you brush under sufferance, or do not have a lot of time, an electric toothbrush may be the better choice — it can deliver a polished smile in two minutes, half the time of a manual toothbrush. Electric toothbrush can also motivate children to brush regularly.

Where the small-headed electric toothbrush really excel is in hard-to-reach places. They also stop you from brushing too hard — the motor cuts out.

What is the right way to clean? Brush in small circles with the bristles angled towards the gum at 45 degrees. For tricky areas, keep the same angle, but do a mini scrub back and forth. Manual or electric toothbrush, you will still need to floss.

Most dentists recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush for sensitive teeth and gum. If you have trouble with plague building up, you should use a medium-bristled toothbrush for a more effective cleaning. Most importantly, you need to brush your teeth at least once in the morning and once at night before you go to bed.

Read the article carefully and answer questions (a)-(i)

(a) What is Dr Rod Marshall’s opinion on the manual toothbrush?

(b) How does a conventional head toothbrush look like?

(c) What shape of toothbrush is helpful to reach into tight spaces around the back teeth?

(d) Which toothbrush can encourage children to brush their teeth regularly?

(f) List two things that the small-headed electric toothbrush is really good at.

(g) What do you need to do after you brush your teeth?

(h) List 2 types of brushes that most dentists recommend.

(i) In your opinion, state 2 other ways to care for your teeth.

Read the poem below carefully. Then, answer questions (a) — (d)

Now why so loving,darling,
And why the sudden kiss?
You'd help me with some little jobs?
For goodness sake,what's this?

Your face is clean for once,dear.
Your clothes without a crease.
You saved your luncheon money?
Will wonders never cease?

No dropping of your school books,
No shrieking,childish treble.
Today you are a lamb,love
Where yesterday a rebel.

But surely you’re some stranger,
No rage or hullabaloo.
Come closer,let me look, dear,
Can this be REALLY you?

Now were you struck by lightning
Or were you stunned at sport?
Ah....now I see the reason.
You've brought your school report!

(a) Who is the persona in the poem?

(b) How does the parent react to the child’s sudden change of behaviour?

(c) What is the reason for the child’s change of behaviour?

(d) Do you think we should be honest to our parents? Give a reason for your response.

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