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KSSM Secondary Form 2 English Exercises Set 2

Form 2 Subject Lists

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Unit THEME: Health and Environment

Screw Pine or Pandan
This is a well-known plant in Asia. Its leaves, which have an aromatic fragrance, are often added to local dishes such as nasi lemak and chicken curry. They are also squeezed to extract a bright green food colouring used in many local cakes. Pandan leaves provide many health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure, giving pain relief, reducing dandruff and serving as a natural insect repellent.

In many traditional Asian dishes, some fresh ginger is used to add flavour to food. In Malaysian cuisine, ginger is usually added to soup because it boosts the immune system. A lot of people drink ginger tea to cure indigestion. Ginger is also known for its pain relief and anti-inflammatory effects, as well as its antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant properties.

A Read the leaflet above. Then, read the sentences below and tick the main idea of the text.
Both ginger and pandan offer pain relief.
Both ginger and pandan are used in Asian cuisine.
Both ginger and pandan provide many health benefits.

B State whether the following sentences are True (T) or False (F).
1 Pandan leaves can help to reduce dandruff.
2 Ginger is used as an insect repellent.
3 Ginger tea helps to cure indigestion.

C Use a dictionary to look up the definitions of the following words.

1 aromatic
2 repellent
3 cuisine
4 indigestion

A quantifier is a word or phrase used before a noun or after a verb to indicate the amount or quantity of something.

- In many traditional
Asian dishes, some fresh ginger is used to add flavour to food.
- A lot of people drink ginger tea to cure indigestion.
- A few students were suffering from food poisoning.
- Both ginger and garlic are good for our health.
- Eating too much sugar is bad for you.
- Do you want any medicine for your cold?
- More people are becoming health conscious these days. Most people try to have a balanced diet.
- All the cars must be washed.
- Jacob talks a lot.

D Complete the sentences with the quantifiers given in brackets.

1 Nik and Gopal love gardening. They grow herb in their gardens. of these herbs have health benefits. If you want herbs, you can get from them. (most, some, both, any, many)

2 I like vegetables but I cannot eat of therm. I must have meat or fish every day. My mother is a vegetarian, so she doesn't eat meat. She usually cooks vegetables, but she makes sure that there is meat or fish for me. (a lot of, some, any, too many, some)

3 According to people, mangoes are eaten than other fruit in the world. Mangoes taste so good that people forget that they are also healthy. Mangoes can help to prevent cancer and lower cholesterol. (more, some, any, many)

4 Pandan leaves are a traditional remedy for dandruff. Pound fresh pandan leaves until they are smooth and mix them with water. Rub the mixture into your scalp and let it stand for minutes before rinsing your hair. (a few, some, a little)

5 people use pandan leaves as an insect repellent. Just tie leaves together and place them wherever you want to get rid of cockroaches, ants or mosquitoes. You can also mix panda juice extract with water and spray it on areas where of these pests are likely to appear. (most, some, a few, a lot of)

E Complete the following conversation by making requests and giving suggestions based on the issue provided below.

FRIEND : I have a skin problem. My complexion is really bad because I have acne. Can you suggest suitable ways to get rid of acne?

You: Sure.






F Read the paragraphs below. Then, number the paragraphs in the correct order.

Soak your fingers for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, rinse your fingers with water. Do this daily to help get rid of yellow nails.
If your nails are yellow, it spoils the look of your hands.
You can treat the problem by using the following home remedy.
However, this remedy will not work if you don't have a proper diet. Make sure you have a balanced diet with sufficient meat, grain products, fresh fruits and vegetables.
Squeeze some lemon juice into a bowl. Dip your fingertips into the juice and let them soak.

G Read the poem ‘My Hero’ by Willis Hall. Then write a short paragraph about the theme.

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