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AFRAID? NERVOUS? SCARED? PANIC? HAPPY? CONFIDENT? PREPARED?

PAPER 1 014/1 ASSESSING: LANGUAGE SKILLS READING SKILLS

PAPER 2 014/2 ASSESSING: WRITING SKILLS READING SKILLS

OBJECTIVE TYPE 5 SECTIONS DURATION 50 MINUTES 40 MCQ ANSWER ALL

MARKS Section A: Section B: Section C: Section D: Section E: TOTAL :

10 marks 5 marks 10 marks 5 marks 10 marks 40 marks

SECTION A:

VOCABULARY - Word level Phrase level Sentence level.

SECTION B: SECTION C:

SOCIAL AND LANGUAGE EXPRESSIONS GRAMMAR - Parts of Speech

- Synonyms
- Antonyms - Spelling - Punctuation SECTION D : SECTION E: TEXT COMPLETION COMPREHENSION

based on a composite picture

Main ideas Predicting Outcomes Sequencing Specific Information

-Cause and Effect relationship


-Drawing conclusions -Making inference - Vocabulary

SUBJECTIVE TYPE 3 SECTIONS DURATION 1 hr 15 min 3 QUESTIONS ANSWER ALL

Pupils are tested on :

The ability ability to to write write phrases phrases and The and sentences sentences within within a a specific specific context context in accurate and standard English with appropriate word order, vocabulary, structures and punctuation.

Write complete sentences based on a picture with the words given. 5 questions

ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVE Question 1

To assess candidates ability to construct sentences


Task:

To write grammatically correct sentences using the given words and stimulus.

SAMPLE 1
SUBJECT Amin Ai Ling sings. VERB walks.

They
A fish

study.
swims.

SAMPLE 2
SUBJECT Amin Ai Ling They A fish VERB walks sings study swims OBJECT(Where) to school. on the stage. in the library. in the aquarium.

SAMPLE 3
SUBJECT Amin Ai Ling
They A fish

VERB walks sings


study swims

OBJECT(when) to school in the morning. on the stage every night. in the library every evening. in the aquarium every day.

SAMPLE 1

SUBJECT
1. 2.

VERB

OBJECT

Amin Ai Ling

walks to school every day. walks to school every day. to school every day.
OBJECT

Amin and Ai Ling walk


SUBJECT VERB is

Amin Amin Amin

is is

a handsome boy. a lazy boy. a handsome but lazy boy.

Complex sentences : e.g. 1. The man whom you saw lives near the flats. 2. Here is the book that worth reading . 3. They visited the spot where the accident took place. 4. While he was on his way to school this morning, he saw an accident.

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.

boy

girl

bicycle
riding garden

skirt
sweeping broom

lady planting flower plants flower pots

boy father car washing garden

boy collecting leaves pan

SUBJECT
A lady

VERB
is planting

OBJECT
flower plants in the flower pots.

A boy with striped t-shirt and his father


A small boy

are washing

their car in the garden.

is riding

a bicycle in the garden.

Ahmad, a young boy

is collecting

the dried leaves with a pan.

Ramlah, the girl with a skirt

is sweeping

the rubbish in the garden with a broom.

1. A lady is planting some flower plants in the flower pots. 2. A boy with striped t-shirt and his father are washing their car in the garden. 3. A small boy is riding a bicycle in the garden. 4. Ahmad, a young boy is collecting the dried leaves with a pan. 5. Ramlah, the girl with a skirt is sweeping the rubbish in the garden with a broom. .

Look at the picture carefully and write five sentences about it. You may use the words in the boxes to help you. You are advised to spend about 15 minutes on this section.

pupils comfortable

tuition house

experienced class

teacher teaches

air-conditioned exercises

Air-condition teacher

White-board

teaching

pupils

writing

ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVE
Question 2 To assess candidates ability to transfer information accurately and appropriately TASK
Transfer information from one text type into a given framework.
To make a choice and give reasons for the choice.

Confident use of the 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. 5 marks

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.

WHAT TO WRITE?
Choice/ option pilihan

Reasons - sebab-sebab
Subject matter / content isi kandungan

Expansion kembangan
Use of new words where necessary perkataan baru di mana perlu

SUGGESTED SENTENCES FOR QUESTION 2(B)


TOPIC / AREA OF INTERESTS 1. Place / Locations REASONS It is near my house. So I can go there easily. It is exciting to visit this place because it has many interesting and attractive spots. It is a nice and beautiful place to visit. I have never been to this place before, so I am very eager to go.

2. Prices / costs / fees

The price is low, that is only RM . Although the price is high, it is reasonable and affordable. It is a reasonable price and I think I can afford it. I can afford to buy it.

3.

Food/ drinks/ menu / It is delicious and tasty. It is my favourite food meal

It is easy to cook / to prepare / to serve. It s good for health because it contains vitamins / minerals and protein. It is suitable to my taste. It is nutritious It offers free..

4. Transport / vehicles

It is the most comfortable way of travelling. It is an economical way of travelling. It is more convenient / comfortable. It is suitable for travelling a long distant journey. It is a faster means of transport, so I will not feel bored. I will reach the destination earlier. I like to see the beautiful scenery along the journey.

SUGGESTED SENTENCES FOR QUESTION 2(B) TOPIC / AREA OF REASONS INTERESTS 1. Place / Locations It is near my house. So I can go there easily. It is exciting to visit this place because it has many interesting and attractive spots. It is a nice and beautiful place to visit. I have never been to this place before, so I am very eager to go.

3.

Food/ drinks/ menu / meal

It is delicious and tasty. It is my favourite food It is easy to cook / to prepare / to serve. It s good for health because it contains vitamins / minerals and protein. It is suitable to my taste. It is nutritious It offers free..
It is the most comfortable way of travelling. It is an economical way of travelling. It is more convenient / comfortable. It is suitable for travelling a long distant journey. It is a faster means of transport, so I will not feel bored. I will reach the destination earlier. I like to see the beautiful scenery along the journey.

4. Transport / vehicles

2. Prices / costs / fees

The price is low, that is only RM . Although the price is high, it is reasonable and affordable. It is a reasonable price and I think I can afford it. I can afford to buy it.

5. Free / discount / offer / prizes

The offer is attractive. I like it very much. I can save my money. I can use the money to buy something else. I can use my money to buy books. I can add in my collection. I can get it at a cheaper I can get it at a lower price. I can keep it as a souvenir.

6. Activities / contest / competition.

The activities are very interesting and challenging. The activities are suitable for my age. I can get a lot of knowledge . I can meet a lot of friends by joining the contest / competition. I am talented in so I can have the opportunity to show my talent. This activity is very useful and has a lot of benefits. This activity is simple and easy to do.

7.Pets

It is a cute animal. It is easy to look after. It is easy to take care. It is easy to feed. It is easy to prepare its food . It is easy to get its food. I can play with it. I can get a company. It helps to look after the house. It is easier to manage it as it eats.

8. Society / club

The activities are interesting. It can increase my knowledge. It teaches me to be independent. It gives me chance to mix around. I can get many new friends. I can cooperate with the other members. It has a lot of benefits. I can learn many new things.

5. Free / discount / offer / prizes

The offer is attractive. I like it very much. I can save my money. I can use the money to buy something else. I can use my money to buy books. I can add in my collection. I can get it at a cheaper I can get it at a lower price. I can keep it as a souvenir. The activities are very interesting and challenging. The activities are suitable for my age. I can get a lot of knowledge . I can meet a lot of friends by joining the contest / competition. I am talented in so I can have the opportunity to show my talent. This activity is very useful and has a lot of benefits. This activity is simple and easy to do.

7.Pets

6. Activities / contest / competition.

It is a cute animal. It is easy to look after. It is easy to take care. It is easy to feed. It is easy to prepare its food . It is easy to get its food. I can play with it. I can get a company. It helps to look after the house. It is easier to manage it as it eats. The activities are interesting. It can increase my knowledge. It teaches me to be independent. It gives me chance to mix around. I can get many new friends. I can cooperate with the other members. It has a lot of benefits. I can learn many new things.

8. Society / club

9. Colour / patterns/ fashion.

It is beautiful. It is attractive and nice. It suits me. It is the latest design and fashion. I like the colour. It is my favourite colour.

10. Hobby / Interest

I will enjoy myself doing it. I can share my hobby with my friends as we have the same interest. I can do something beneficial during my free time. It can widen my knowledge. I can get many friends.

11. Time taken / Duration I takes a shorter time to finish my work. It takes a shorter time to reach the destination. of time.

Time given is enough for me to complete my work. The topic is suitable for my age. The topic is very interesting. The topic is very simple and easy. The topic is related to our daily life.

12. Topic / Title / Theme

13. Facilities

I will feel comfortable with the facilities provided. I will feel more convenient. I can use the facilities provided. It can save my money and time. I can earn money for a living. It teaches me to be responsible. It teaches me to be independent. I am committed to my job. I can support my parents. It is suitable for me as I am . years old. I am eligible to that group. So I can take part. He/ she is from If I have the chance, I will visit his / her country one day. We have the same hobbies, so we can exchange ideas. We share the same hobby / interest / idea. We are of the same age. She/ He is older than me, so I can learn many new things from her / him. > She/ He can be my foster sister / brother.

14. Occupations

15.Age group

16. Pen pal

9. Colour / patterns/ fashion.

It is beautiful. It is attractive and nice. It suits me. It is the latest design and fashion. I like the colour. It is my favourite colour. I will enjoy myself doing it. I can share my hobby with my friends as we have the same interest. I can do something beneficial during my free time. It can widen my knowledge. I can get many friends. I takes a shorter time to finish my work. It takes a shorter time to reach the destination. Time given is enough for me to complete my work. The topic is suitable for my age. The topic is very interesting. The topic is very simple and easy. The topic is related to our daily life.

13. Facilities

I will feel comfortable with the facilities provided. I will feel more convenient. I can use the facilities provided. It can save my money and time. I can earn money for a living. It teaches me to be responsible. It teaches me to be independent. I am committed to my job. I can support my parents. It is suitable for me as I am . years old. I am eligible to that group. So I can take part. He/ she is from If I have the chance, I will visit his / her country one day. We have the same hobbies, so we can exchange ideas. We share the same hobby / interest / idea. We are of the same age. She/ He is older than me, so I can learn many new things from her / him. > She/ He can be my foster sister / brother.

14. Occupations

10. Hobby / Interest

15.Age group

11. Time taken / Duration of time.

16. Pen pal

12. Topic / Title / Theme

Some

common mistakes The price is cheap or expensive. The price is low or high The ( thing ) is cheap or expensive. In and Into Than,then and them There, they, their Went, when Unhealthy words Pn. Salmah laid the food on the mat and all the family devoured the food.

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.

Menu

Fried rice with prawns

Steamed rice with chicken curry

Fried noodles with mushrooms

Price

RM 2.50

Served with

fried vegetables

Free drinks

mineral water

Dessert

butter cake

Available

throughout the day

Menu

Fried rice with prawns

Steamed rice with chicken curry

Fried noodles with mushrooms

Price

RM 3.50

RM 4.00
fried vegetables syrup chocolate icecream only for lunch

RM 2.50
chicken soup fruit juice

cucumbers and Served with salad

Free drinks

mineral water local fruits throughout the day

Dessert

butter cake for breakfast and dinner

Available

choice

price

serving

offer

dessert

available

SAMPLE ANSWER I would choose the fried noodles with mushrooms because it is my brothers favourite food. The price is reasonable and affordable. It is served with my brothers favourite chicken soup. The fruit juice is free. So, I can save my money for other things. My brother loves the delicious butter cake. I can take my brother for dinner as we are usually free at that time. My brother will surely be happy with my choice.

Drawing Competition

Story- telling Competition

Singing Competition

Date

20 April 2006

Time

7.00 pm

Venue

Bukit Rimau Shopping Complex Free

Fee

Prize

Bicycle

Reasons to help you

Why Singing Contest

Interesting Hobby Test my talent Convenient Enough time to practise

1. It is my hobby. It is interesting and I can test my talent. 2. The time and date is convenient for me. I have ample time to practise.

Date/Time Venue Fee

Near my house Can cycle alone


Reasonable Affordable Attractive and interesting Can keep as souvenir

3. The venue is just a stones throw away from my house. I can just cycle there alone.
4. The fee is reasonable and affordable. I can use my own pocket money. 5. The prize is attractive and interesting. I can keep it as my souvenir.

Prize

I would choose Singing Contest because it is my hobby. It is also interesting and challenging because it can test my talent. The

time and date is convenient for me. I can


have ample time to practise. The venue is just a stones throw away from my house. I can cycle there. The fee is reasonable and affordable. I can use my own pocket money. The prize offered is interesting and attractive. I can keep it as my souvenir.

ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVE
Question 3 To assess candidates ability to express ideas in sentences with correct structures.

TASK:
To write sentences about the pictures in a paragraph or paragraphs using the given words and express their ideas cretively.

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. Make sure you use all the words. Check the spelling and grammar correctly.

Tenses Spelling Punctuation to + infinitive Flow of ideas and proper sequencing.

Suitable vocabulary adjectives


/linking words/ conjunctions.

adverbs

Interesting expressions and use of similies and proverbs where possible. Writing must be neat and legible.

Expand the sentences by adding suitable new words 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.

Correct pattern: Ahmad who is twelve years old studies in Sekolah Kebangsaan Kuala Teriang. Wrong pattern: Ahmad is twelve years old who studies in Sekolah Kebangsaan Langkawi.

Correct pattern: Contraction cannot be use in writing Ahmad who is twelve years old studies in Eg: I cant play with you Sekolah Kebangsaan Kuala Teriang.
I wont regret

Wrong pattern: Ahmad is twelve years old who studies in Sekolah Kebangsaan Langkawi.

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
By car In his fathers car In red car Reach at Kuala Lumpur ( Reach Kuala Lumpur ) Arrived at Kuala Lumpur

Thank to Ahmad for his good deed. ( Thank Ahmad for his good deed )

SENTENCE PATTERN
Contraction

Correct pattern: Ahmad who is twelve years old studies in Sekolah Kebangsaan Kuala Teriang. Wrong pattern: Ahmad is twelve years old who studies in Sekolah Kebangsaan Langkawi.

cannot be use

in writing

Eg: I cant play with you I wont regret

COMMON By

ERROR

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

car In his fathers car In red car


Reach

at Kuala Lumpur ( Reach Kuala Lumpur ) Arrived at Kuala Lumpur


Thank

mother buys chicken, meat, vegetables and fish.

to Ahmad for his good deed. ( Thank Ahmad for his good deed )

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

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

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

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

What

is a proverb ??????

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

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

Example of Proverbs

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

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

What

is an idiom ????

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

A black sheep : a- good-for-nothing person. e.g. Hilmi always causes trouble in his family. He is a black sheep in the family. A snake in the grass : a secret enemy e.g. I thought she was my friend until she betrayed me. Only than I did know that she was a snake in the grass. Apple of the eye : someone dearly loved e.g. He is the apple of his mothers eye.

Example of Idioms:

What is an idiom ????

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

To lend a hand : to help e.g. My car has broken down. Can you lend me a hand? To rain cats and dogs : rain very heavily e.g. It was raining cats and dogs this morning. To sell like hot cakes : to be sold off quickly e.g. The books sold like hot cakes because they were very popular. To talk big : to boast e.g. Dont talk big. I know who you are. To look down upon : to despise e.g. It is wrong to look down upon the poor.

A black sheep : a- goodfor-nothing person. e.g. Hilmi always causes trouble in his family. He is a black sheep in the family. A snake in the grass : a secret enemy e.g. I thought she was my friend until she betrayed me. Only than I did know that she was a snake in the grass. Apple of the eye : someone dearly loved e.g. He is the apple of his mothers eye.

To lend a hand : to help e.g. My car has broken down. Can you lend me a hand? To rain cats and dogs : rain very heavily e.g. It was raining cats and dogs this morning. To sell like hot cakes : to be sold off quickly e.g. The books sold like hot cakes because they were very popular. To talk big : to boast e.g. Dont talk big. I know who you are. To look down upon : to despise e.g. It is wrong to look down upon the poor.

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. He regretted for his carelessness.

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.

TIME
Last Saturday

SUBJECT
Encik Amin

VERB took saw

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

They

TIME In the afternoon

SUBJECT They

VERB found

OBJECT a place for lunch

TIME

SUBJECT
They They They

VERB
helped went enjoyed

OBJECT
their parents to pack their things. home . their outing very much.

SAMPLE ANSWER
Last Saturday, Encik Amin took his family to the Paradise Bird Park in Langkawi. They went there by their new shiny Savy car. The children were very happy to see many bird in the cages. They saw some parrots, swallows, peacocks

and many more. The birds were flying happily in big cages.

At the afternoon, Encik Amin decided to have a picnic. They found a place which was just a stones throw away from the bird park. They put the food on a mat under a shady three. It was a mouth watering food. They enjoyed the delicious food cooked by Puan Ana, his wife.

After lunch, Encik Amins children Zarul and Zura helped their parents to
pack all the things. They arranged them nicely in their fathers blue in colour car. Encik Amin drove his car carefully. They reached home tired but happy. It was a memorable day for they and hoped to go again some other day.

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.

SAMPLE ANSWER

Last Saturday, Encik Amin took his family to the Paradise Bird Park in Langkawi. They went there by their new shiny Savy car. The children were very happy to see many bird in the cages. They saw

some parrots, swallows, peacocks and many more.


The birds were flying happily in big cages.

At the afternoon, Encik Amin decided to have a picnic. They found a place which was just a stones throw away from the bird park. They put the food on a mat under a shady three. It was a mouth watering food. They enjoyed the delicious food cooked by Puan Ana, his wife.

After lunch, Encik Amins children Zarul and Zura helped their parents to pack all the things. They arranged them nicely in their fathers blue in colour car. Encik Amin drove his car carefully. They reached home tired but happy. It was a memorable day for they and hoped to go again some other day.

Make sure you leave home with GOOD and balanced breakfast

DONT FORGET YOUR Pencils, eraser, ruler and watch

SAY YOUR PRAYERS AND

RELAX
FOR A WHILE............. TELL YOURSELF.... Im ready for

this
Examination!!

NO LAST MINUTE DISCUSSION OR REVISION!

DURING EXAMINATION.........

DONT PANIC

Make sure your sitting position is COMFORTABLE! READ THE INSTRUCTIONS AND QUESTIONS CAREFULLY..... Answer confidently and be sure of yourself! Answer all questions Always double check your answers USE THE CORRECT STRATEGIES LEARNT!!!