Berita Harian : 2019-08-14

Skor : 47 : 9

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BIL 830 Rabu, 14 Ogos 2019 Bahasa Inggeris Paper 2 SKOR 9 → 5 2 The SIC has been described as one of the most technicall­y advanced circuits in the Formula One challenge, having chalked up an astounding cost US$100 000 to build. It can accommodat­e up to 130 000 spectators with a clear view of the spectacula­r track. The specially designed track, built in a valley, allows each spectator to see at least half of the circuit at any given time. About 30 000 spectators can be seated on two levels spectator stand opposite the start/finish line. At the end of the main grandstand vantage point, 1100 visitors can view three quarters of the track. The pit area is one of the largest in the world of motor sports. This two-storey building houses race control facilities, 30 pits for the race teams, offices and facilities for the media. There is a fully equipped medical centre in the complex as well. Accelerati­ng down the 5.543-kilometre long road track at a hair-raising speed of up to 250 km/h, F1 drivers have to whiz through two long straights and negotiate 15 corners of which three are tight hairpin ones to complete the 56 laps before they head for chequered flag. Exciting racing is part of the game as the width of the track provides overtaking chances than many of the other circuits in other F1 host countries. Over the years, rules have been changed to make the race more challengin­g to both drivers and the designers of engines and tyres. Today, a visit to the pit stop is only for topping up fuel but no changing of tyres is allowed as had been the practice in previous seasons. This means each car has to keep the same set of tyres for both the qualifying rounds (which are held prior to the actual race) and the race itself. Changes can only be made if the tyre is damaged or if Race Control decides that a change is necessary because of weather conditions which require a complete change of tyres. With this change in race rules, drivers have to face the constant fight to control tyre wear throughout the race. Additional­ly, Formula One designers not only have to work on making tyres that last longer but also redesign engines which allow them to perform efficientl­y for two whole races. This means that instead of the power units having a life a little more than the length of one Grand Prix race, they need to last for around 1 500 kilometres at racing speeds including the practice and the qualifying sessions. Over and above all these new rules, another one that has been introduced is to reduce the downforce applied to each car. Drivers have to reduce their speed as they head towards the hairpin bends. These major changes are bound to have an effect on performanc­e. The test comes when the row of red lights goes out over the grid. Meanwhile, spectators on the ground can expect to feel the heat and power of the race as the cars rush to get the first of two hairpin bends – right and then a hard left at 70 km/h, after whizzing down a straight at 250 km/h. As the race progresses to a pulsating speed, high drama accompanie­d by deafening roars across the circuit is expected as each car laps round the tracks at breakneck speeds to the chequered flag. Will the SIC see a new winner at the podium? It is anybody’s guess. But one thing is certain; each series will definitely be a thrilling and sizzling battle of man and engines. Credit will be given for use of own words but care must be taken not to change the original meaning. Your summary must: use only the material be in continuous writing (not in note form) not be longer than from line 21 to line 37 − − − 10 130 words, including the 10 words given 3 Begin your summary as follows: Rules have been changed to make the race more challengin­g … 15 4 [15 marks] Section D marks] [Time suggested: minutes] [20 5 35 20 6 32 Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow. The Charge of the Light Brigade Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. “Forward, the Light Brigade! “Charge for the guns!” he said: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. 25 7 30 “Forward, the Light Brigade!” Was there a man dismayed? Not though the soldier knew Someone had blundered: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. 8 35 9 40 Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them, Cannon in front of them Volleyed and thundered; Stormed at with shot and shell, Boldly they rode and well, Into the jaws of Death, Into the mouth of Hell Rode the six hundred. 26 (a) From paragraph 1, why do lots of people go to the Sepang Internatio­nal Circuit? ____________________________________________________ [1 mark] (b) From paragraph 2, how many people can the spectator stand accomodate? ____________________________________________________ [1 Lord Alfred Tennyson mark] to feel uneasy? (a) In stanza 2, which word means ____________________________________________________ [1 27 frightenin­g and dangerous? From paragraph 4, which word has the same meaning as ______________________________________________________ [1 mark] mark] 28 From paragraph 6, (b) In Stanza 3, which phrase gives an image of the horrors of war? ____________________________________________________ [1 (a) what is allowed during a pit stop visit? ____________________________________________________ [1 mark] mark] (c) Why do you think the order is given to the soldiers? ____________________________________________________ [1 two (b) name conditions when tyres are allowed to be changed during the race. (i) __________________________________________________ [1 (ii) _________________________________________________ [1 mark] mark] (d) If you were one of the soldiers, how do you feel when you ride into the valley? Give a reason for your answer. mark] Feeling : _______________________________________________ [1 Reason: _______________________________________________ [1 29 (a) From paragraph 7, why do F1 engineers have to redesign engines? ____________________________________________________ [1 mark] mark] mark] (b) From paragraph 8, why do the drivers need to slow down when dealing with bends? ____________________________________________________ [1 33 The following are the novels studied in the literature component in English Language. mark] - - - Dean Pitchford Anne Schraff Minfong Ho Captain Nobody Dear Mr. Kilmer Sing To The Dawn 30 one In your own words, what does it take to be an F1 driver? Give reason to support your answer. Characteri­stic: _____________________________________________ [1 _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ [1 one Choose any of the novels above and answer the question below. mark] Reason: “Dreaming is one of the paths to success.” Based on one of the novels you have read, write about the dream of what he or she does to achieve that dream? Support your answer with close reference to the text. one of the characters and mark] 31 Based on the passage given, write a summary on: the changes in race rules and the effects to the designers and drivers [15 marks] − − END OF EXAMINATIO­N PAPER

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