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PAPER 1 40 QUESTIONS ( 50 MINUTES )

ENGLISH PAPER

SECTION A : SENTENCE CONSTRUCTION SECTION B : INFORMATION TRANSFER SECTION C : NOTES EXPANSION

SET OUR TARGET TO GET A

Although your PAPER 1 got 30 and above, but PAPER 2 still having problem??

SECTION A
BAND A: EXCELLENT

Target A : 8/10
All sentences constructed correctly Words used correctly No spelling or punctuation errors Variety of sentence structures Ideas well presented and relevant to the stimulus

Direct sentence and no additional tenses For example : 1. Amir is walking to the class. 2. He is a head prefect in his school. 3. He has many friends.

Subject
(noun/pronoun)

Verb (what they do?) is walking


is

Object (Where /what) to the class.


a head prefect in his school.

(who)

1. Amir
2. He

3. He
4. She

has
runs.

many friends.

5. They

are

very happy.

and, but, so, because

1. Amin is a handsome but lazy boy. 2. Siti is a beautiful and nice girl. 3. Mira comes to the school everyday because she is a hardworking girl. 4. He is sick, so he needs to go to the hospital.

Explain more on the character / event in the picture

Example : 1. Amir, who is standing behind the stall, is selling fresh, greeny vegetables by the roadside. 2. Siti whom lives in Kampung Jejarum met with an accident this morning.

Read the instructions carefully.

Underline the important points. Look and study the picture given. Read the helping words. Try to relate them with the situation in the picture. Write 5 sentences about the picture. Check whether you have written simple, compound and complex sentences. Remember ! Your task is to write GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT SENTENCES. SO, DONT FORGET TO CHECK YOUR GRAMMAR, SPELLING AND PUNCTUATION.

Sunday talking

scouts burning

campsite firewood

pitching near

tents happy

Where?
campsite

What? Amir scouts tent campsite

What? What? Ah Meng, Kumar talking,making firewood happy

Basic words in the


picture YOU SHOULD REMEMBER

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

walk run stand sit drink eat play talk

Use MAGIC BOX to help you

Subject
(noun/pronoun)

Verb
(past/present

(who)

(what they do?)

Object (Where /what)

Introduction = Where / Hows day?

Contents = what they do?

Closure = what they feel

SUBJECT It is

VERB

OBJECT a beautiful Sunday morning. at the campsite.

A few boy scouts

are camping

Amir, who

is standing is pitching

happily, a big tent with his friends. fire with some firewood near their tent. very happy and excited.

Ah Meng and Kumar They

are talking and making are

Can you do the same thing?

SECTION A [ 10 marks ] [ Time suggested : 15 minutes ]

Write five sentences about the situation in the picture below. You may use the words in the boxes to help you. Tulis lima ayat tentang situasi dalam gambar di bawah. Kamu boleh menggunakan perkataan-perkataan di dalam kotak untuk membantu kamu.

pupils balloons

busy serving

prepare table

classroom arranging

decorating food

1._____________________________________________ 2._____________________________________________ 3._____________________________________________ 4._____________________________________________ 5._____________________________________________

SECTION B Its our bonus to score


EXCELLENT Confident use of language Reasons conveyed clearly through a variety of sentence structures Confident use of new words to express reasons Reasons are well-planned, relevant and are linked so as to sustain the interest of the reader Overall accurate use of spelling and punctuation

Read the instructions carefully.

Underline the important points.


Read the text carefully.

Read the sample answers given in the table. Then underline the answers to be transferred in the text.
Be very careful with spelling and

punctuation. Decide your choice. Write them in section B. Give good reasons for your choice.

Remember ! Your task is to MAKE A CHOICE AND GIVE GOOD REASONS.


SO, WRITE GOOD REASONS USING

CORRECT GRAMMAR, SPELLING AND PUNCTUATION.

Do not write too long. You will be awarded a maximum of 5 marks only .

DOS AND DONTS IN WRITING


Linkers Linkers are use to tell or explain more about the first idea in the sentence. Eg: furthermore, beside that, moreover etc. Pupils are not encourage to use these words in writing at this stage because it may distort the meaning of the sentence. Most of the pupils fail to use the words clearly and marks will be deducted for this.

Some common mistakes


The price is cheap or expensive The price is low or high. wrong Correct

The ( thing .. shirt,book etc) is cheap or expensive. In The book is in the bag ( the book is already there) Into- Please put the book into the bag. (the action of putting the book into the bag) Misuse of some words Than,then and them There, they, their Went, when

SECTION B [ 15 marks ] [ Time suggested : 25 minutes ] Study the picture and the information given below. Then answer the questions that follow. Teliti gambar-gambar dan maklumat yang diberikan di bawah. Kemudian jawab soalan-soalan berikutnya.

2 hours screening

1- hour 40 minutes screening

2 hours screening

How to score? BAND A (EXCELLENCE)


Confident use of the language Ideas conveyed clearly through a variety of sentence structures. Confident use of new words to express ideas. Ideas are well-planned, relevant and are linked so as to sustain the interest of the reader. Overall accurate use of spelling and punctuation.
13 - 15 marks

Look at the pictures. Try to answer these questions: Who are the people? What are they doing? What is happening in each picture? Where is the place?

Look at the words given. Use the words to make complete sentences. You have to add words to make each sentence complete

Begin each sentence with a capital letter. Add a full stop at the end of every sentence.

Arrange the sentences in paragraphs. Check the spelling and grammar correctly.

The pictures below describe a family outing. Use all the words given to describe the pictures. Write your answers in the space provided. You are advised to spend 35 minutes on this question. Lunch place

afternoon many birds bird in the park cages

went home enjoyed

Time
Last Saturday,

Subject
Encik Amin They

Verb
took

Storyline
his family to a bird park. many birds in the cages.

saw

Time
In the afternoon

Subject
they

Verb
found

Storyline
a place for lunch.

Time

Subject
They

Verb
helped

Storyline
their parents to pack their things. home as happy as a lark.

They They

went were

____________________ Introduction ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ Contents ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ Closure ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________

must be written in 1 / 3 / 4 paragraph (s) correct usage of grammar

Tenses Spelling Punctuation to + infinitive Flow of ideas and proper sequencing. Suitable vocabulary adjectives / adverbs / linking words conjunctions. Interesting expressions and use of similies and proverbs where possible. Writing must be neat and legible.

Expand the sentences by adding suitable new word and phrases. Make sure the information added appropriate to the story line. The quality of the sentence carries more marks and not the number or length of sentences written. Check your answers for grammatical or spelling errors.

MORE PRECISING
Pupils are not encourage to use the words many more, others and etc at the end of the sentence. They must be certain in giving the examples.

Examples: My mother buys chicken, meat, vegetables and fish.

COMMON ERROR
Reach at Kuala Lumpur ( Reach Kuala Lumpur ) Arrived at Kuala Lumpur Thank to Ahmad for his good deed. ( Thank Ahmad for his good deed )

REDUNDANCY

A Proton Saga car A Savvy car Went back home At there Thank to him Red in colour

SOME EXPRESSION FOR MERIT


A stones throw away Finger licking good Left for home Eye catching scenery The food is delicious and scrumptious .

For a good piece of writing

You can add Similes Proverbs Idioms

as beautiful as the rainbow as proud as a peacock as big as an elephant as busy as a bee/ an ant as clear as crystal as cold as ice as deep as a well as fast as lightning as green as grass as happy as a child as hungry as a wolf as loud as thunder as white as snow as slow as a tortoise/ a snail as silent as the grave as stupid as a donkey as sweet as honey/ sugar

Similes

PROVERBS

A proverb is a short saying containing words of advice, warning or wisdom.

Example of Proverbs
A friend indeed is a friend indeed All that glitters is not gold An apple a day keeps the doctor away Better late than never Charity begins at home Honesty is the best policy Many hands make light work Practice makes perfect Slow and steady wins the race Too many cooks spoil the broth Two heads are better than one Where theres a will, theres a way

IDIOMS
An idiom is a phrase or sentence in which simple words are used to convey a special meaning.

SOME SUGGESTED EXPRESSIONS THAT CAN BE USED BEFORE STARTING A NEW SENTENCE.

1. Quickly . 2. Suddenly ..

3. Immediately ..
4. After that 5. A few minutes later .

6. Later on .
7. The next day 8. After some time .. 9. While 10.As

D. TO END A COMPOSITION SOME SUGGESTED CONCLUSIONS

Everyone went home tired but happy.

They went home tired but happy.


He was glad he had done a good job. They enjoyed themselves very much. They had a wonderful time. It was a memorable day for them.

He is a hardworking and helpful boy.


He is a responsible boy. His teachers / parents are proud of him /her. Everybody thanked him for his good deed.

I am proud to be his friend.


They are a happy family. He had learnt a good lesson. He promised he will never do it again.

Thank you for your attention and wish all of you GOOD LUCK!