TIPS TO SCORE ‘A’ FOR PAPER 2 ( SUBJECTIVE ) SK English Paper 2 – Subjective Time – 1 hour 15 mins. No.

of questions – 3 Total marks – 40 marks 3 Sections – Section A, Section B and Section C * Pupils are tested on the ability to construct sentences with the correct structure and grammar. Pupils with a good command of the language are able to express ideas . Section A - Question 1 - Sentence construction based on given words and graphics. - A composite picture with helping words based on the picture. - May use or may not use all the words given - Must write 5 sentences based on the picture given. Section B – Question 2 - Information transfer question. - Pupils have to read and understand information of the 3 items based on the various topics . - Question 2 a - Word transfer – word and phrase level - Question 2 b - Sentence level while making a preference into grid (b) - Remember – Spelling , punctuation ( tanda bacaan ) dan legibility ( tulisan yang jelas ) Section C – Question 3 -Note expansion question. -Write a composition in a few paragraphs based on the pictures and words given. -Read instructions carefully before answering the question. -Pupils who have a good command of English are able to score high marks in this section. TIPS ON ANSWERING THE UPSR ENGISH LANGUAGE PAPER PAPER 2 -Look at the pictures and observe the activities and

situation in it. -The helping words given will help pupils get a general idea of what the situation is in the picture. -Pupils may or may not use the helping words to construct sentences in SectionA and C. However read the instructions carefully. -The sentences must be related to the situation in the pictures. -Pupils must be careful with the spelling of words, capital letters and punctuations when transferring information from the original text. -Try not to make grammatical and spelling errors when constructing sentences. -Simple sentences, compound sentences and complex sentences can be used to construct sentences. -Write in paragraphs for Section C. -Do constant revision of your teachers’ notes , use the dictionary and do a lot of practices in answering the English papers. Do not forget to do all your corrections. ANALYSIS OF UPSR ENGLISH KERTAS 2 ( 2006- 2010 ) SECTION A ( Sentence Construction ) 2006 - Topic- In the Kichen 2007 - At a Durian Stall 2009 – Children at Work / Drawing a Mural 2008 - Preparing for Hari Raya 2010 – Student at work / Wrapping Prizes SECTION C ( Information Transfer ) 2006 – Greeting Cards 2007 - Outdoor Activities 2008 - Hobbies 2009 - Personal Present 2010 - Holiday Destinations SECTION D ( Note Expansion ) 2006 - An Incident : A Burglar Chased by a Goose 2007 - A Story : Helping An Old Woman Repair Her House. 2008 - A Process : Preparing Pickled Papaya

2009 - A Story : Boy Helping Mother To Sell Nasi Lemak 2010 - A Story : Buying Ice-cream for a Poor Girl IMPORTANT NOTES & TIPS TO SCORE A UPSR PAPER 2, Section A Question 1 ( 1 picture and 10 words are given . Write 5 sentences about the picture. ) You are advised to spend 15 minutes on this section. TIPS: 1. Read the instructions carefully. 2. Study the picture and words given. 3. Use the words to make 5 complete sentences to describe the picture. You may not use all the words given. 4. Use linkers or sentence connectors and conjunctions where appropriate. 5. Read the sentences and check if they are logical and grammatically correct. 6. Make sure the sentences describe the picture logically and correctly. 7. Make your sentences interesting. You may add adjectives and adverbs. 8. You must be consistent when using tenses to describe the picture. Eg. Present and Present Continuous Tense. Pay attention to Subject-Verb Agreement. 9. Check your answers and correct any mistakes in grammar, spelling and punctuation. ------------------------Sample Answers: 1. The bread vendor, who is wearing a helmet, uses a motorcycle to sell bread , buns and cakes to his customers. 2. There are many types of bread hung around the container on the motorcycle which is parked under a shady tree. 3. Many children are buying their favourite bread, buns and cakes from the friendly bread vendor. 4. The hard- working bread vendor gets his supply of bread from a bakery in town. 5. Two women who are carrying their babies, are walking towards the bread vendor .

3. and . Encik Ahmad. . is carrying her baby. who is a bread vendor goes from place to place on his motorcycle to sell his bread and cakes.Do not put yourself in the picture.. buns and cakes from him.but. 1. -------------------Scoring Good and Excellent marks for Question 1 Good marks . the bread vendor. 4. Or 1. -The tense used must be consistent.Nearly no grammatical.Simple and compound sentences .Few single word errors. you may say .There is a big container at the back of his motorcycle. CONSTRUCTING COMPOUND SENTENCES Construct 2 simple sentences first.His customers are housewives and children who love to buy their favourite breads from him. “ The elder boy is walking away while his younger brother is still buying the bread. NAME + WHO + ACTION + ACTION Latipah. the sentences must be in the Past Tense . NAME + ADJECTIVE + ACTION Siti Khatijah.” .Encik Ahmad’s delicious bread. as . Women and children bought their favourite bread. . 2. because. 2. a helpful pupil. while. NAME + DESIGNATION + ACTION + WHILE + ACTION Farah and Rani . 2. the bread vendor. Look for the words that can guide you. Then write a paragraph giving reasons for a choice made. 5. 3.” or “ I am very happy. The women and children bought a lot of bread.Most sentences are correct. 2. . -You are not required to write a story. went . so that . For Question 2 a . is selling bread and cakes to his customers. 5.A Malay woman and her Chinese neighbour want to buy some bread and they are walking towards him.the bread vendor went to a housing area to sell bread to his customers.The two women are carrying their babies.Encik Ahmad. . 3. state the time. who is wearing a scarf. -If there are two boys . is helping her teacher to carry her heavy bag. He keeps the bread. Excellent marks – 9 and 10 . 5. 3. buns and cakes from Encik Ahmad. 4. pupils may use the Present Continuous Tense to describe the actions that are happening at present. 1. -For Section A. buns and cakes in a big container behind his motorcycle and hangs some of them around it. Encik Ahmad got his fresh and delicious bread from a bakery. PRACTICE FOR QUESTION 2 Section B Question 2 ( A stimulus is given. when . .0r 1. Eg. He parks his motorcycle under a big shady tree. Read the instructions and information given carefully. TIPS 1. 2. is sweeping the compound. do not use it. -Sentences do not have to be in sequence. Complete a table with information from the stimulus. is showing her pupils how to make paper flowers while sitting on the floor. buns and cakes are made in a famous bakery in town. . spelling and punctuation.” -If you wish to use the Past Tense.7 and 8 . buns and cakes to his customers. 2. His business was good that day and he was happy. Avoid writing . ) You are advised to spend 25 minutes on this section.Ideas are relevant to the picture.A few children are buying their favourite bread from him. two active children. Pictures with short notes are given. 5. Join them together with conjunctions eg. Remember. CONSTRUCTING COMPLEX SENTENCES. spelling and punctuation errors. NAME + OCCUPATION + ACTION + ACTION Encik Ahmad. 4. the teacher. “My family and I …. bought .Sentences are correct.Ideas are relevant to the picture. are in their tracksuits while waiting for their coach to train them . The children are buying their favourite bread. NAME + OCCUPATION + ACTION + WHILE + ACTION Pn Ashah. The two women are carrying their babies and walking towards the bread vendor.Few errors in grammar. look at the table and find the MORE USEFUL TIPS TO SCORE A IN SECTION A -If you do not know the word given or unsure of its meaning. 4. -You may name the people in the picture but you must be specific. so. Sample Answer 1. The children are buying their favourite bread while their mothers are watching them. Puan Kamariah. There was a big container on his motorcycle and some bread hanging around it. Last Sunday. Table 1 Subject + Verb + Predicate The bread vendor is selling fresh bread. who is wearing a scarf . The bread vendor sells his bread on a motorcycle. The players are rushing to take shelter because it is raining. who is wearing a helmet. Eg.

5 . Although the racquet is expensive.Hardly any errors. . 9. 4. You can use the information from the table to help you list out reasons for your choice. I can meet many kinds of people and learn about their culture and traditions. • I prefer the house on the hill over looking the park because of the beautiful scenery and peaceful surroundings. SCORING 1. The package is for 3 days and 2 nights.4 . grammar and punctuation .Some punctuation and spelling errors. Price / Fee / Fare / Cost • The price is low .Spelling and punctuation correct. Besides. choose one option from the choices given. / It suits me. -----------------------------3. • This occupation is suitable for me. My uncle’s family can experience feeding the animals on the farm and plucking rambutans from the orchard. it is affordable. .and not for every sentence.Language used is good. Check your spelling. Moreover. They can enjoy jungle-trekking and looking at the beautiful flowers and plants. Look for key words. 8. Use linkers to give the description a smoother flow. • The whole chicken costs RM12 each and it is the cheapest of all. This job is challenging although it is sometimes dangerous. Most reasons are well planned. • The qualification needed is a university degree. 2. It is my responsibility to keep the town safe and peaceful. (items ) • The price is RM70. . • The security around this apartment is tight and my family will feel safe living here. Furthermore. This place is quite far from the city and it is located near a jungle. • Being a pilot is interesting because I get to travel around the world. You do not have to make a comparison with the other items. Transfer the information to the blanks in the table. . / The salary is high. • Living in a terrace house is interesting because we have many friendly neighbours who can help one another. which is RM50. • It is worth buying. • This job is enjoyable and I get to meet many people. Question 2 a – Full marks is 10. is reasonable and affordable. Therefore. • I choose to be a policeman because I can keep law and order. • The price. • I prefer to be a doctor when I grow up because I can treat sick people and save lives. Use a variety of sentences. Therefore. . . I am sure she and her family will feel comfortable living in it. • The semi-detached bungalow is the most spacious of all the houses. there is a small garden in front of the house. • It is a reasonable fee and I think I can afford it.Language used is very good. There is no right or wrong choice. • It is very economical to choose Package A because the price is within my budget. I will get a RM10 discount if I register early. 1 mark for each correct answer.Some errors. No mark for an answer with spelling errors.Meaning is still clear. Moreover etc. Houses / Homestay • The double-storey house in Taman Sri Selama is located quite near my school. it is the most suitable for my elder sister’s big family. 6. • It is the cheapest among the three . • I would choose SMART Tuition Centre because its fees is the lowest of all. • The handbag is cheap. The air is fresh and cool. relevant and clear. • Although the price of the kitten is quite costly. For Question 2 b. • My father will like this house because the porch in front is big enough for parking two cars. simple and compound. • In addition. 2. • The fee is not too expensive. Therefore. Occupations • I like to be a teacher when I grow up because I can impart knowledge to pupils. List down the points and reasons . use them appropriately . it is quiet and peaceful. it is very convenient for us. 10. • Staying in Homestay Amanda will be a wonderful experience for my sister’s pen pal and her family who love nature. Question 2 b. . which is sufficient for my uncle’s family.Full marks is 5 Good mark . They can take .Simple and compound sentences.information you need to complete the table. SUGGESTED SENTENCES FOR ANSWERING QUESTION 2 B ( APPLY THEM APPROPRIATELY ) 1. I will get a lovely basket for free. I can visit many different countries all over the world.Simple and compound sentences. • I would choose Homestay Sg. Refer to the answers given as examples to follow. Bayor because my uncle’s family loves the countryside. It is convenient to go to school because there is an efficient bus service in this area. 7. • It is highly paid. 5. there are many facilities around such as a hair saloon. ( Besides. Use adjectives to make the description more interesting. • I can contribute my service to the poor people . gymnasium and a mini-market. ) However. 3. where we can grow many colourful flowering plants. This means I will pay less. Besides.Reasons are clear and well planned. You must try to give good reasons for making your choice. Excellent mark . It costs RM20. relevant and interesting. Write neatly and clearly. The surroundings are green and the scenery is beautiful. .

Mango juice is a popular drink too. We can gain a lot of knowledge about countries all over the world. sewing. I prefer local fruits because they are cheaper and fresher. • I can enjoy the fresh air while cycling around the neighbourhood.70 Material : Cotton . Penang Island ) ---------------------POINT REASON Fancy Blouse Price: Only RM65. It keeps me fit and healthy. It is good to eat them when they are fresh.Hobbies ( painting . bird . • It is entertaining and I would enjoy watching it. he can wear it to important functions like meetings and business trips.photographs of many insects too. Clothing / Shoes • I would choose the POLO sports shirt for my father because it is suitable for him. 5. Besides. dictionary ) . We can either eat it fresh or make it into a drink. grammar .Transport ( coach . sponge cake . I will be proud if I win the first prize in the sports meet. remote-controlled car ) . • The free gift is a wallet. wallet. monopoly . It is made of good quality silk material. kite flying . The large size fits me well. handball . 7. pen . • This documentary provides me a lot of knowledge about sea animals and marine life. computer ) . • Co-curricular activities help me to become an active . plane ) . hobbies . snake and ladder . • It is trendy . I can become more knowledgeable. • The long-sleeved shirt suits my father well as he will look smart in it. We will not fall sick easily if we eat fresh fruits every day.Indoor Games ( scrabble .00 pm show is suitable for me as I am free at that time. • SPARK shoes are comfortable for my brother to wear. It looks elegant. They are rich in vitamins. He can wear it when he goes for his sports activities. 4. Moreover. • The orange contains Vitamin C which keeps us healthy.Toys ( soft toy . • Collecting stamps is interesting and beneficial. ferns ) . It is known as. Laughing is good and I can release stress. We can buy them from the market or supermarket. • Eating fresh fruits is good for health. encyclopedia . fish ) . • It is shown at the Star Cineplex which is a walking distance away from my house. Besides. • The sizes are large and medium. • Joining the Music Club gives the chance to play musical instruments and make new friends. mountain-climbing .Traditional Games ( top-spinning . Activities • I prefer outdoor activities to indoor activities because they are more exciting. chess.Books ( adventure . • The batik shirt has beautifully-designed patterns and it is very attractive. • I prefer the sweet and sour juicy mangoes. flowering plant .Food ( burger .Objects ( watch . Its flesh is creamy and delicious. responsible and disciplined person. • The ticket price is RM10 for an adult and RM6 for a child and it is reasonable.Trees ( fruit tree . volleyball ) . It is very useful . • 6. • I would choose the long skirt with flowered patterns for my mother because she will look beautiful in it. I am going to choose pink as it is my favourite colour.Events ( car race . My mother can wear it when she attends a party with her friends. yellow and white.Outdoor Games ( football. netball. kitten . So.Pets ( hamster . I can walk comfortably in them. “The King of Fruits” and is very popular during the durian season. Practise writing notes for the following topics and others: . • I get the chance to represent my school in sports . computer game ) . jigsaw-puzzle . train . Malacca . gardening . drawing cartoons. I can keep up the good name of my school. It is my favourite activity and I am very talented in singing. it is fashionable and attractive. It is rich in carbohydrates and vitamin. • The 5. marbles ) . I can learn good moral values from the movie. canoe race ) . handbag. • It is durable because it is made from good quality material. Shows / Movie / TV programme • It is an interesting show / movie / TV programme and it is my favourite …………… • It is educational and I can gain a lot of knowledge from it. neck-tie . They are made from good quality leather so they will last longer. hockey . SPARK is the most popular brand among children today. muffins ) . vocabulary and grammar. My brother can wear them to school or for an outing. • The Happyfit sandals come in three colours which are pink. cooking. adventurous and challenging. * Task . • Singing is entertaining and fun. It is comfortable to wear. Fruits • I would choose the durian as it is my family’s favourite fruit . These sandals are made in Malaysia and I prefer local products. collecting coins ) . • Swimming is a good form of exercise because it strengthens the muscles of every part of the body. magazine. • Reading can improve our general knowledge. • Working indoor is more comfortable and I am protected from the sun and rain. It makes him look stylish and sporty. Langkawi Island . • It is suitable for children like me.Package Tours to holiday destinations ( Genting Highlands .

Material The material is cotton and it is suitable for me. 15. _______________________________ PRACTICE FOR PAPER 2 QUESTION 3 Section C Question 3 ( Pictures with short notes are given . TIPS 1. Use the notes given to help you write the sentences ) You are advised to spend 35 minutes on this section. Understand the story. Meaning is clear. spelling and punctuation. He was an . 7. pink and brown. Look at the pictures carefully. grammar and punctuation. Vocabulary is very weak. Read and understand the notes given for each picture. ------------------------------------SAMPLE ANSWER Halim is my pen pal. Table 4 SUBJECT VERB PREDICATE There was an accident in the busy town this morning. Halim and his friends went camping together. write 3 or 4 paragraphs to describe the pictures or story. well-planned and interesting. light green.70. They are light blue. Colours It comes in four colours. Free The gift is a purse. Halim is an active and friendly boy. My favourite colour is light blue. They camped in Bukit Nanas quite far from their school. Use proper vocabulary to express your ideas. 9. Plan your ideas well. Halim’s uncle. --------------------------------MARKS FOR PAPER 2 QUESTION 3 Full Marks . light green. Price: The price is RM65. Use simple. Encik Mat Zen fetched his family to Lake Gardens.Then. 8. 2. Simple sentences with errors. light yellow. Simple. He studies in the Year 6 Best in SK Cemerlang. Pay attention to the words given to give you a clue to what tense to use. Some spelling and punctuation errors. Write neatly.Free: Purse Available in four colours – light blue.13 – 15 Language used is very good. During the last holidays. relevant and clear. Some errors made. Tried to make simple.It is useful as I can keep my coins in it. use idioms. etc ) 13. If you are confident. In a short while an ambulance arrived and rushed him to the hospital. ( Meanwhile. The boy’s parents thanked them gratefully. Ideas are quite good and vocabulary is enough. compound and complex sentences. Write a variety of sentences. Have an opening and a closure. ------------------------Table 3 ( TSVC ) TIME SUBJECT VERB COMPLEMENT A few days ago. We share similar hobbies too. The boy’s parents went hurriedly to see their son. 3.Vocabulary is adequate to convey meaning. They were excited and planned for the trip well. compound and complex sentences. light yellow. Sentences must have meaning. The introduction maybe in Present Tense if you are describing the main character of the story. Within a few minutes. 11. The boy was unconscious and seriously injured. Many errors in sentences. The doctors saved their son's life. Halim enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and fishing. It is reasonable and affordable. Write creatively. Do not repeat your ideas. Check for mistakes in spelling. compound and complex sentences. Check that you have used the full-stop. A lorry knocked down a small boy who was cycling. New words are used. Using the notes given . After that . 12. 4. Use the correct sentence structures. similies or proverbs. Most ideas are well-planned. 16. 6. comma and capital letters. it is comfortable to wear. Firstly. No spelling and punctuation errors. 14. Good 9 – 12 Language used is good. Weak 1 – 4 Poor use of the language. Ideas are clear. 10. Your sentences should link well so that your story has a smooth flow in your story. Write sentences to describe the pictures given. Suddenly . Ideas cannot be understood. Meaning is clear Average 5 – 8 Language used is correct. You may change the order of the words as long as the meaning is clear. 5.15 Excellent . Encik Abdul Rahman accompanied them on the trip. Immediately. Use adjectives and adverbs to make them interesting. Read the instructions carefully.New words are used. Try to use the same tense throughout. pink and brown. He is popular in his school and his teachers like him too. As he was walking home. The boy had to be treated in the hospital until he recovered. Besides. A few punctuation and spelling errors.

they had to walk through a jungle track to reach their campsite. torchlights. The weather was fine and everyone was in a happy mood. they made sure that the place was clean. They were happy to get away from the hustle and bustle of their busy town. They could see various types of insects and rare birds and plants. Halim and his friends made their own fishing rods from thin branches and twigs. Soon they reached their campsite. After that. clothes. The boys pitched their tents and collected firewood for the campfire at night and cooking. they had a lovely campfire and sang many camping songs . the boys enjoyed themselves in the jungle. the adventurous boys also went jungle trekking .experienced scout so he could look after the boys well and help them . They collected some leaves and pebbles for their Science Corner in their class. Halim’s uncle made sure that he had put out the fire carefully. Besides fishing and swimming. It was an educational and adventurous experience. They saw a beautiful waterfall nearby. He did not want to cause any forest fires. At night. They picked up all the rubbish and put it in a big plastic bag. They also took turns to cook their simple meals over a fire. Each of them had to carry their own heavy knapsacks on their backs. The air was fresh and they enjoyed walking . Although it was tiring. it was time to return home. After getting down from Halim’s uncle new car. They had fun trying to catch fish using the fishing rods they had made. all of them left the jungle feeling tired but happy. they spent a lot of time playing in the cool clear water. They had spent three wonderful days in the jungle. . When they returned home. Soon. Then. Before leaving their campsite. they wrote down their experience in their diaries. Encik Abdul Rahman taught them how to make a fishing rod. cooking utensils and enough food for three days. joked and laughed a lot. They brought along tents. It was a challenging activity as the ground was steep and slippery.

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