Teknik Menjawab Kertas Bahasa Inggeris 1 & 2


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ENGLISH PAPER 1

You are given 1 hour to answer this paper.

There are 5 sections in paper 1:1. Section A – Graphics and Stimuli  - Ten questions will be set on various text types such as signs, advertisements, labels, posters, short texts, dialogues, pictures and so on

Tips 1. Read and study the graphics or stimuli carefully. 2.Watch out for words like true, untrue, false or incorrect and except 3. Cross out the wrong options

2. Section B – Grammar and Rational Cloze - This section is to test your proficiency in grammar. - Eight questions in a form of a text will be asked based on various grammar items. - The most common grammar items asked are article, subject verb agreement, conjunctions, pronoun and adjectives.

Tips 1. Read and understand the text. 2. Determine the tense of the text. 3. Fill in the answers that you are sure of first as you read 4. Practise! Practise! Practise!

3. Section C – Closest in Meaning - In this section six questions based on phrasal verbs and idiomatic expressions will be asked in the form of dialogues or short texts. - You will have to identify the expressions closest in meaning to these phrasal verbs or idiomatic expressions.

Tips 1. Read the dialogue or text carefully 2. Study the underlined expressions 3. Read through the options and choose the best answer

4. Section D – Comprehension - Two types of texts will be presented that are non-linear text and the linear text. - 4 questions on Non linear texts :advertisements, posters, graphs or charts, notices and maps. - 6 questions on Linear texts :- formal or informal letters, speeches, newspaper reports, dialogues and factual or narrative passages.

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5. Section E – Poems and short stories - Three questions will be set for any one of these poems :- Life’s Brief Candle, The Dead Crow or The Lake Isle of Innisfree. - Another 3 questions are based on any one of these short stories:- Of Bunga Telur and Bally Shoes, The Pencil or How Dalat Got Its Name.

Tips 1. Read, read and read. When you understand the texts and are familiar with it, any extract that is questioned on will not be a problem.

English Paper 2 1 and ½ hour
Section A – Guided Writing - You will be tested on your writing skills. One questions will be set on any types of compositions. - there are many types of composition for example, speeches, opinions, formal letter, informal letter, reports, processes and procedures, charts and graphs, and descriptive/narrative composition.

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Marking criteria
A – 25-30 :- fulfilled the task, accurate language, various sentence structures and wide vocabulary. B – 19-24 C – 13-18 D – 7-12 E – 1-6 :- did not fulfilled the task, ideas not  developed, language inaccurate and  serious errors.

Section B - Summary - You are given a passage of 150-180 words. It can be factual, narrative or descriptive. - You must summarise the passage to sixty words including the ten words given. - Summarise only a certain aspect of the text .

Marking
- CONTENTS = 5 – (spelling must be correct and content points are given when written in sentence) - LANGUAGE = 5

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Tips 1. Read the instructions carefully 2. Identify the main points/ideas in the text 3. Pick out only important information and leave out unnecessary details. 4. Count your words.

Exercising carries with it many benefits that will help us lead better lives. Physical activity burns calories, so the more you just get up and move, the more calories you will burn. You even burn calories doing things like running the vacuum cleaner or going up and down steps. Exercise increases your metabolic rate. Perhaps this is why active people can eat anything and not gain weight. It also lowers the risk of many diseases, including heart attacks. Exercise is good for body and soul. Exercising improves mood and due to the chemicals it releases in the brain called endorphins, it gives you an overall feeling of well-being. This is the same chemical that being in love or eating chocolate induces. Exercise, particularly in the morning, may help you sleep better. Just be sure not to exercise too close to your bedtime because it may keep you awake. If you need to exercise within a few hours of going to bed, make sure it's only a brisk walk. Experts say you should allow yourself about three hours between exercise and going to bed.

Write a summary on the benefits of exercising. Your summary must * not be more than 60 words, including the 10 words given below. * be in continuous writing (not in note form) * be written in ONE paragraph. Use your own words as far as possible without changing the original meaning. Begin your summary as follows: Regular exercising will help us stay healthy in more ways…

Look at the instructions.

Remember to begin your summary with these ten words.

Exercising carries with it many benefits that will help us lead better lives. Physical activity burns calories so the more you just get up and move, the more calories you will burn. You even burn calories doing things like running the vacuum cleaner or going up and down steps. . Exercise increases your metabolic rate. Perhaps this is why active people can eat anything and not gain weight. It also lowers the risk of many diseases , including heart attacks. Exercise is good for body and soul.Exercise improves mood and due to the chemicals it releases in the brain called endorphins, it gives you an overall feeling of well-being. This is the same chemical that being in love or eating chocolate induces. Exercise, particularly in the morning, may help you sleep better. . Just be sure not to exercise too close to your bedtime because it may keep you awake. If you need to exercise within a few hours of going to bed, make sure it's only a brisk walk. Experts say you should allow yourself about three hours between exercise and going to bed.

SUMMARY – SAMPLE ANSWER
Regular exercising will help us stay healthy in more ways than we know. Physical activity burns calories and increases your metabolic rate. Besides that, it helps our body and soul by releasing chemicals in the brain called endorphins, which improves mood. Regular exercising may also help us sleep better, and it definitely reduces the risk of diseases.

USE, OR, BUT, ALTHOUGH AND ALSO SEQUENCE CONNECTORS LIKE – AFTER THA

Section C - Novels

-The literature component is based on five novels

you studied in form 2 and 3. - A general subjective question on the aspect of the novel will be asked such as themes, character, setting and so on.

Tips 1. Read the novel and take note of the setting, characters, events, themes and messages/moral values of the story. 2.Read the question carefully and identify what you should write on. Remember to give evidence from the novel.

Marking Criteria
A : 9-10 – task fulfilled ( answer the question well), ideas and details well-developed ( with evidence from the novel), language accurate B : 7-8 C: 5-6 D: 3-4 E: 1-2 – task hardly fulfilled (did not understand the  requirement of the question), hardly any  ideas, language is inaccurate, factual  errors

Section C
You are advised to spend about 20 minutes on this question. Novels 1 Potato People - Angela Wright 2 Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe 3 The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux 4 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson 5 The Prisoner of Zenda - Anthony Hope Hawkins Based on one of the novels above, write a comparison between two characters of your choice. Write about the characters that you have chosen, comparing their characteristics. Give evidence from the novel to support your answer. Your response should be: in not less than 50 words in continuous writing (not note form)

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1. Choose two characters to compare 2. Compare their personalities/traits 3. Begin with – The novel that I have chosen to write is...(write the title of the novel and author) 4. State the two characters that you choose. 5. Begin with Dr. Jekyll – elderly gentleman, good hearted, pleasant but has a dark side 6. Then Mr. Hyde – alter ego of the doctor, full of

brutality, murderous, hated by everyone, evil

Sample answer
The novel that I have chosen to write about is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson . The two characters that I choose to compare are Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The former is the elderly gentleman at the center of the story who battles with his split personality. Known to his friends as a very good hearted and pleasant man, Dr. Jekyll actually has a dark side which manifests in the person of Mr. Hyde. Mr Hyde, as mentioned above, is the alter ego of Dr. Jekyll. Unlike the kind, well mannered doctor, this is a man who is full of brutality to the point of being murderous throughout the story. Created when Dr. Jekyll drinks a special chemical solution, Mr. Hyde is hated by everyone he meets, even at first glance. Although they can’t name it, those around him sense something profoundly evil about him. The novel revolves around Dr. Jekyll’s valiant efforts to keep Mr. Hyde bottled up inside.

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