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PT3 MODULE/2017

PT3 ENGLISH MODULE


SECTION A (10 MARKS)

Task: Read the texts. There are grammatical errors in every text. The errors have
been underlined 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.

A) TENSES

The text below is about animal extinction.

Many animals in this word are in danger of becoming e.g. are

extinct. There (e.g)are/were many reasons why this is taking (a)

place. First, it (a)is/are due to development. When land is _____________

developed for human settlements, forests (b)are/is destroyed. As _

a result, animals are displaced and those that encroach into (b)

human areas (c)are/is killed. The second reason (d)were/are _____________

due to poaching. Illegal hunting of animals like tigers, leopards _

and even bears take place because there (e)is/are a demand for (c)

their body parts. It (f)is/are believed by some people that _____________

humans (g)are/is the main cause leading to the extinction of _

certain animals. It (h)is/are time for us to safeguard our jungles (d)

so that the survival of these animal species can be guaranteed. If _____________

not, we will only see them in zoos or in books. The practice of _

protecting endangered animals should be everyones (e)

responsibility. _____________
_
(f)
_____________
__
(g)
_____________
_
(h)
_____________
_

B) ARTICLES

The text below is about civets.

(e.g)A/An civets are nocturnal creatures, which look like e.g. The

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long-nosed cats. They have long tails and often, patterned coats. (a)
Belonging to (a)the/a same family as the mongoose, civets are _____________
mostly found in forest habitats. These habitats are located _
throughout West Malaysia, as well as Sabah and Sarawak. (b)
(b)The/A colour of the civets fur and (c)the/a strong odour they _____________
discharge form their natural defence mechanism. It is also largely _
possible that their odour is (d)a/the form of communication with (c)
other civets. Meanwhile, (e)the/a bearcat is the largest of the _____________
civet species. It is slow-moving and spent (f)a/the lot of its time _
on trees. It also makes its home in tree branches and trunks. (d)
Bearcats and civets come out only at night to hunt for food. They _____________
mainly feed on small animals and fruits. The civets are (g)a/an _
protected species. Therefore, people who hunt them can be (e)
prosecuted. _____________
_
(f)
_____________
_
(g)
_____________
_
Adapted from Protected Mammals (Series II) Pos Malaysia

C. PRONOUN

The text below is about a man who was attacked by a bear.

This is a true story that happened years ago. One cold e.g. man

day, a (e.g)men/man named Bob Grant was out looking for gold a)

at the Rocky Mountains. Just as (a)she/he came around a bend, _____________

(b)he/his came face to face with a huge grizzly bear. Before Bob __

could raise his gun, it attacked (c)him/his. The bear dragged him b)

until it reached a huge rock near a cave, where (d)it/he dropped _____________

Bob. The rock was on a cliff above a fast river. (e)Him/His only __

chance to live was to roll off the rock and dive in the river, and c)

that was what he did. (f)She/He fell deep into the icy cold _____________

waters. The swift water swept (g)he/him onto the roots of a big __

trees that sat on the riverbank. Just then, many peoples who were d)

passing by saw Bob. (h)They/Their dragged him away from the _____________

river and brought (i)he/him to safety. They looked after him until __

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he was well again. When Bob recovered, he thanked them. He e)


realised he had been given a second chance to live. _____________
__
f)
_____________
___
g)
_____________
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h)
_____________
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i)
_____________
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j)
_____________
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D. PREPOSITION

The text below is about a flood.

The town of Kg Gajah experienced the worst flood e.g. in


(e.g)at/in thirty years. The flood was caused (a)for/by heavy (a)
rainfall, which lasted for a few weeks. As a result, the water level _____________
in the river crossed the danger mark. (b)At/On the fifth day, the (b)
river burst its banks. About 250 families living in the area were _____________
affected. The flood victims were evacuated (c)for/to two schools, (c)
which served as relief centres. 150 families were taken (d)on/to _____________
SMK Dusun, while the others were placed (e)of/in SK Tanjung. (d)
Many voluntary organisations and army personnel helped the _____________
victims (f)for/at the relief centres. They were provided (e)
(g)by/with food, clothes and blankets. Meanwhile, St. John _____________
Ambulance Malaysia who was (h)at/on standby, provided medical (f)
aid to those who were sick and injured. Besides helping (i)on/out _____________
in preparing food, the public also donated generously (j)in/to _
those affected by the flood. (g)
_____________

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_
(h)
_____________
(i)
_____________
_
(j)
_____________
__

E. NOUNS

The text below is about physical education in schools.

Physical education in schools aims to develop (e.g.)student e.g.


into balanced individuals. It improves fitness, strength and students
(a)healthy/health. In addition, it also develops good mental (a)
qualities. The physical education curriculum also provides schools _____________
with the opportunities for the improvement of ones well-being. _
Take for example, (b)obese/obesity, which has become a (b)
worsening health problem. Through physical education, _____________
(c)child/children will develop knowledge on healthy eating _
habits both at (d)house/home and in school as well as the (c)
importance of regular exercise, which is needed for healthy _____________
growth. Physical education must start from a young (e)ages/age _
to ensure children are fit in their adult years, and to prevent them (d)
from being affected by health complications like diabetes and _____________
heart disease. Besides health, physical education also fosters _
interaction and cooperation among children. (e)
_____________
_

F. SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT

This article is on the benefits of electronic gadgets.

The younger generation today (e.g.)are/is extremely savvy in e.g. is


operating electronic devices. From the age of two, children (a)
(a)starts/start playing with electronic gadgets. These include _____________

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smartphones, computers and hand-held game sets. It _


(b)have/has been proven that the use of electronic gadgets will (b)
help stimulate childrens senses and imagination, _____________
(c)develops/develop their listening and speaking abilities and _
nurture their creativity. However, excessive usage (d)have/has (c)
affected children negatively. Some youngsters tend to spend an _____________
average of seven hours daily on these gadgets. Consequently, _
their studies and academic achievements (e)is/are badly (d)
affected. Being overly addicted to electronic gadgets encourages _____________
an unhealthy lifestyle and poor time management skills. (e)
Everything (f)have/has its pros and cons! Hence, it _____________
(g)depend/depends on parents to control and manage their _
childrens use of these devices. (f)
_____________
_
(g)
_____________

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