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MARKING SCHEME ENGLISH 1119/2

FIRST STANDARDISED EXAMINATION (FEBRUARY 2018)


LIMBANG DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICE

SECTION A :
GRAPHIC MATERIALS AND STIMULI & RATIONAL CLOZE

1 B 6 D 11 A

2 C 7 C 12 D

3 B 8 A 13 B

4 B 9 C 14 A

5 C 10 B 15 C

SECTION B :
INFORMATION TRANSFER

16 donated a kidney to Anna

17 Mr Tan

18 Rani Sabesan

19 saved Mr Lim's son

20 the postman

21 sister, Lindy

22 saved Mr Tan from drowning

23 leaning disorder

24 saving his son during a landslide

25 broken into by robbers

** Correct spelling and punctuation are mandatory.


SECTION C : READING COMPREHENSION

26 (a) She went shopping, had supper and did other leisure activities 1 mark
(b) she was very generous and kind-hearted 1 mark
27 Aunt Ivy 1 mark
28 (a) glitches 1 mark
(b) the writer felt that she did not know her mother at all 1 mark
29 (a) She discovered she had a rare genetic disorder called 1 mark
neurofibromatosis Type II
(b) (i) her mother cared for the writer during her illness and the writer 1 mark
appreciated her mother for her efforts and loving care
(ii) the writer become dependent on her mother for even simple 1 mark
tasks
30 Yes. I think the writer’s disease was indeed a blessing in 2 marks
disguise because it brought her closer to her mother who cared
for her. During this period, the writer began to really appreciate
her mother’s unconditional love and she able to confide in her
mother as well.
(Accept any possible answer. If the candidate does not answer
“yes” or “no” but it is clear from the answer that it is
affirmative / negative, award 1 mark. If only “yes / no” is
given, do not award any mark. If the answer has more than one
part and they contradict each other, do not award any mark).

Please take note of the following:


 Award marks for answers with minor grammatical and spelling errors that do not disrupt
meaning.
 Award marks for intelligent lifting.
 Use your discretion and judgement for correct answers that may be different from the
suggested answers or that requires personal opinions.
 Do not award marks for total lifting that includes irrelevant sections of the text
 Do not award marks for answers where the meaning is totally unclear or unintelligible
 Do not award marks for answers with contradictory parts.
SECTION C : SUMMARY

Annotate as follows : CONTENT : 10


LANGUAGE : 5
TOTAL : 15

AWARDING CONTENT MARKS:

POINTS LINE(s)
C1 spend time with me on weekends and during the holidays 3
C2 she literally treated me as her own child 5
C3 aunt’s role in my life had made my mother a virtual stranger to me 13
C4 communication between my mother and me was minimal 15
C5 She hardly took any notice of my personal needs 16
C6 We got annoyed with each other over the smallest things 16-17
C7 The experience was both confusing and terrifying. 18-19
C8 illness proved to be an opportunity for my mother and I to bridge the 23
gap.
C9 she was my only consolation after the agony of surgery 24
C10 She did almost everything for me including the very basic tasks 29
C11 depended on her for every need 31
C12 told my mother the things that I did not feel comfortable sharing with 31-32
her
C13 we had all the time to reconcile with each other 32-33
Question 31: Summary
Marks for Style and Presentation are awarded based on the average sum total (to the nearest
rounded fraction/decimal) of Paraphrase and Use of English. Annotate as follows :

Annotate as follows : PARAPHRASE :5


USE OF ENGLISH :5
TOTAL : 10 ÷ 2 = 5

STYLE AND PRESENTATION DESCRIPTORS


MARKS PARAPHRASE MARK USE OF ENGLISH
 language is accurate
 a sustained attempt to  occasional errors
rephrase the text  sentence structure are varied
5 5
 expression is secure  marked ability to use original
Excellent Excellent
difficult phrases from complex syntax
 text may be substituted  punctuation is accurate
 spelling is correct throughout
 noticeable attempt to  language is almost always
rephrase the text accurate
4  free from stretches of 4  serious errors are isolated
Good lifting Good  some varieties in sentences
 expression is generally  punctuation is accurate
secure  spelling is largely accurate
 language is largely accurate
 intelligent and selective
 simple structures dominate
lifting but limited
3 3  serious errors are not frequent
attempts to rephrase
Fair Fair  but noticeable
 expression may not
always be secure  spelling is nearly always
accurate
 total lifting of text but
 meaning is not in doubt
not a complete transcript
 serious errors are more frequent
 attempts to substitute 2
2  simple structures are accurate
but only for single Unsatisfact
Unsatisfactory but not maintained
words ory
 spelling is accurate
 irrelevant sections are
 some irrelevant parts
more frequent
 more or less a transcript
of the text  heavy frequency of errors
0-1 0-1
 no originality hampers reading
Poor Poor
 irrelevant sections are  fractured / fragmented syntax
copied
SECTION D : LITERATURE COMPONENT

Question 32
32 a because he can’t find Lulu / he doesn’t know what has happened to Lulu
32 b her money-box
“I love you, mother” / Lulu’s farewell to her family / Lulu’s reason for leaving
32 c
(any acceptable answer)
She thinks the son is too young to understand / She doesn’t want her son to worry / She is
32 d (i) &
still not ready to explain things to her son
(ii)
(any acceptable answer) – 1 mark for each answer
PLEASE TAKE NOTE:
If the candidate gives answers that are relevant and logical to the questions and the context of the
rubrics, consider the candidate’s response and give appropriate marks for the answers given.

Question 33

AWARDING CONTENT MARKS:


Please refer to the band descriptors below before deciding which band BEST FITS the mark for
CONTENT.

SCORE DESCRIPTIONS
The response contains a majority of the following :
 Response - relevant to specified task
9-10  Event chosen - well supported and linked with evidence /knowledge from text
 Main and supporting ideas - relevant to specified task
 Reasons - clearly presented, well-organised and easilyunderstood
The response contains a majority of the following :
 Response - relevant to the task
7-8  Event chosen - usually supported and linked with knowledge /evidence from text
 Mains and supporting ideas - mostly relevant to specified task
 Reasons - clear and can be understood
The response contains a majority of the following :
 Response - intermittently relevant to specified task
 Event chosen - supported and linked with some knowledge or evidence to specified
5-6
task
 Some ideas - relevant to the specified task
 Reasons - generally clear, can be understood but lack organisation
The response contains a majority of the following :
 Response - barely relevant to specified task
3-4  Event chosen - unlikely identified or even when identified, not likely to be linked to
the text
 Reasons - hardly relevant to specified task and difficult to understand
 No understanding of task requirement
1-2  Disorganised writing – incoherent
 Ideas/reasons - irrelevant to the specified task
 Response - other than English
0  Response - not related to the novel
 No response
AWARDING LANGUAGE MARKS :
Please refer to the band descriptors below before deciding which band BEST FITS the mark for
LANGUAGE.

SCORE DESCRIPTION
 Language - accurate, with very occasional slips
 Occasional minor errors - first draft slips
5  Sentence structure - varied
 Punctuation - accurate and helpful
 Spelling - secure throughout response
 Language - almost always accurate
 Sentences - some variation
4
 Punctuation - accurate and generally helpful
 Spelling - nearly always secure
 Language - largely accurate
 Simple structures dominate
 Serious errors - not frequent although noticeable
3
 Serious errors with sophisticated structures
 Punctuation - largely accurate
 Spelling - mostly secure
 Meaning - not in doubt
 Serious errors - more frequent
2  Simple structures - accurate but not sustained
 Simple punctuation - usually correct, with occasional separation errors
 Spelling - largely accurate but mistakes with more difficult words
 Serious errors - heavy frequency, impeding reading
0-1  Fractured syntax - more pronounced, with punctuation faltering
 Sentence separation errors - frequent

END OF MARKING SCHEME