UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA FINAL EXAMINATION
COURSE COURSE CODE EXAMINATION TIME
INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH / MAINSTREAM ENGLISH II BEL260/250 SEPTEMBER 2010 3 HOURS
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PART A: READING COMPREHENSION (20 MARKS)
SECTION 1: Passage I (5 marks) Study the table below and answer the questions that follow. WHY NUTS ARE GOOD FOOD Benefits Lower cholesterol (pecans and almonds) What they do • Polyunsaturated fat in nuts lowers LDL, or bad cholesterol levels. • Monounsaturated fat raises good HDL cholesterol levels. What studies show • People who ate almonds had lower levels of LDL cholesterol and higher levels of HDL. • People who added a handful of pecans to their daily diets lowered their cholesterol by 11.3%. Protect the heart (peanuts and walnuts) • Polyunsaturated fat in nuts protect your heart by helping to reduce LDL cholesterol. • Men who ate nuts at least twice a week had a 47% lower risk of sudden cardiac death and a 30% lower risk of dying from all types of coronary-artery disease than those who did not. • Women who ate at least 140 grams of nuts a week were less likely to suffer heart attacks than those who ate 7 grams a week. Defend against diabetes (peanuts and walnuts) • Nutrients and fat in nuts may improve glucose and insulin stability in people with Type 2 diabetes. • Eating nuts has been linked to a reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes in women. • Those who ate nuts at least five times a week reduced © Hak Cipta Universiti Teknologi MARA
their risk of Type 2 diabetes by nearly 30%. • Those who consumed peanut butter lowered their risk of Type 2 diabetes by 20%. Counter cancer (walnuts, pecans and Brazil nuts) • Nuts may lower the rate of growth of cancer cells. • Nuts help destroy free radicals that can cause cancer. • Vitamin E present in walnuts and pecans slows down the growth of lung and prostate cancer cells. • Vitamin E attacks cancer cells. • Walnuts contain melatonin, a hormone that destroys free radicals. • Brazil nuts contain selenium, an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals. Adapted from Reader's Digest, December 2007 1) Pecans and almonds help to
a) b) c) d)
protect the heart. defend against diabetes. counter cancer. lower cholesterol. (1 mark)
Melatonin, a hormone which exists in walnuts, helps to
neutralise free radicals. attack cancer cells. CONFIDENTIAL
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destroy free radicals. inhibit the growth of lung and prostate cancer cells. (1 mark)
The following statements are true except
a) b) c) d)
Free radicals can cause cardiovascular disease. People who ate pecans daily lowered their cholesterol by 11.3%. Eating nuts can lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes in women. Selenium neutralises free radicals. (1 mark)
Nuts promote longevity.
a) b) c)
True False Not stated (1 mark)
Which of the following statements are false?
Eating nuts five times a week lowers the risk of Type 2 diabetes more effectively than eating peanut butter.
LDL is important for protecting your heart. Women who ate...