MUET READING (Model Paper 1- Part 3)
REFERENCE: OXFORD FAJAR SDN.BHD, 2018 Prepared by: Maria Liza Latiff
In paragraph 1, the writer is making the point that
cottage industries were once profitable businesses
the loss of cottage industries has serious repercussions
The Industrial Revolution reduced manufacturing costs
cottage industries are being undermined by mass-produced goods
The sentence "But are they?" (line 8) casts doubt on the idea that
cottage industries have adapted
cottage industries were once popular
factories have eliminated cottage industries
cottage industries use traditional manufacturing techniques
What is true about Mohammad?
He is reliable.
He is wealthy.
He is resilient.
He is complacent.
In what way does working with clay have a therapeutic effect (line 21) on Mohammad?
It relaxes him.
It stirs fond memories.
It gives him time to think.
It gives him a sense of purpose.
After his wife’s death, Mohammad turned to making labu sayong for the following reasons except
he could not make ends meet
he wanted to work from home
he wanted to pursue his passion
he had to care for his two daughters
The writer uses the word Yet (line 23) to show
cause and effect
Paragraph 4 is mainly about
the difficulties of mastering a trade
the knowledge Mohammad passed on to his daughters
the lack of modern technology in Mohammad’s household
the challenges Mohammad’s daughters will face in the future
The writer ends the passage by mentioning ambassadors (line 39) to make the point that
Mohammad and his two daughters must seek new places to sell their goods
Mohammad and his daughters must create a niche market for themselves
Mohammad and his two daughters can expand their business by promoting their goods overseas
cottage industries are kept alive through the efforts of people like Mohammad and his two daughters
In paragraph 1, the writer indicates that
millennials are finding novel ways to use technology
youths are going to dangerous lengths to get attention
social media is responsible for risky behaviour in youths
young people are being encouraged to participate in extreme sports
The word fad (line 3) means
Buildering became popular in New York City because
it was a banned activity
it was encouraged by the authorities
people were inspired by climbing guidebooks
there were many tall buildings in New York City
The purpose of paragraph 2 is to
outline the dangers of buildering
describe the origins of buildering
list the different types of buildering
suggests reasons why people take up buildering
The following are true of Alain Robert except
he comes from France
he climbed the Burj Khalifa in Dubai without any safety equipment
his antics have landed him in trouble with authorities all over the world
he succeeded in climbing the Petronas Twin Towers on his third attempt
According to paragraph 4, ‘roofing’ involves
posing for narcissistic photos
taking photos of high-rise buildings
recording oneself in precarious positions
climbing up the side of high-rise buildings
What prompted Russian police to launch a‘Safe Selfie’ campaign?
A spate of tragedies
Pressure from the public
A plea from building owners
Controversy from social media
In the last paragraph, the author
denounces extreme sports
criticizes the practice of roofing
admires the bravery of urban climbers
urges practitioners of extreme sports to be more careful
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