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Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow.
 
Kiti and I have heard so much about Tasik Chini in Pahang that we decided to make a trip to this mythical lake.

It took us a good one hour in our four-wheel drive from the royal sleepy town of Pekan to reach the second largest natural lake in the country. What greeted us was an enchanting and serene lake topped with pink lotuses on the surface.

We boarded one of the motorised boats for a tour around the lake. As soon as we moved off from the jetty, the boatman who acted as our tourist guide fed us with tales and legends of this mysterious lake.

One of the most famous tales about Tasik Chini, according to our tourist guide, is of a magic dragon which lives in the lake. It is believed to be the guardian of a lost ancient city lying at the bottom of the lake. Over the years, this local 'Loch Ness' has allegedly been sighted by both locals and tourists but to date, no scientific evidence has been found to prove its existence.

As our boat glided over the calm waters, we feasted our eyes on the lush greenery surrounding the lake and at the same time tried to pluck a blossom or two of the majestic pink lotuses.

About twenty minutes into the ride, the boatman turned off the motor and cast his fishing line into the water. He told us that the lake is abundant with a great variety of fish. And true to his word, within five minutes of casting his line, he felt a bite. With a few slight tugs, he reeled in his prize. It was a toman weighing around two kilograms. We were told that anglers from as far as Singapore come to Tasik Chini on weekends to their favourite fishing spot. With his catch carefully tucked away in a concealed container, we continued our cruise, Our next stop was an Orang Asli village at the fringe of the lake.

The boatman drew his boat close to the edge of the lake and ushered us to alight. We were greeted by young boys who were grinning from ear to ear. They guided us around the village of about ten huts before ending the 'whirlwind tour' with a visit to their 'showroom'. There were displays of handmade blowpipes and other gadgets for hunting. We didn't buy anything there. With a wave, a smile and a 'thank you', we made our way back to the boat and our ride back to the jetty.

     
  1.

The writer and his companion started their tour of Tasik Chini from

       
    (A)

the jetty

    (B) Pahang
    (C) the fishing spot
    (D) the Orang Asli village
       
  2. What did the visitors see when they cruised around the lake ?
       
    (A)

Lotus plants and forests

    (B) Orang Asli fishing.
    (C) Fish jumping up
    (D) A dragon
       
  3.

The following are true except

       
    (A) many anglers frequent Tasik Chini on weekends
    (B) the boatman had no trouble catching a fish
    (C) the boatman used a fishing line to catch fish
    (D)

the writer caught a huge toman

       
  4. At the Orang Asli village, the visitors
       
    (A)

were greeted warmly

    (B) went into some of the huts
    (C) spent some time looking around and talking to the villagers
    (D) examined some blowpipes and bought a small hunting tool
       
  5. The expression true to his word means
       
    (A) as one wishes
    (B) based on true facts
    (C)

as he said he would

    (D) expressing one's real feelings
       
  6. The last two lines of the passage tell us that
       
    (A) the Orang Asli were very happy to see the visitors
    (B) the visitors were too glad to leave the Orang Asli village
    (C)

the visit to the Orang Asli village was the last stop the visitors made

    (D) the visitors were disappointed that they did not buy anything
       
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  Answers : 1A   2A   3D   4A   5C   6C
 
 
 
 

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