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MODUL PECUTAN

KECEMERLANGAN AKADEMIK 2011
Jabatan Pelajaran Kelantan
JPN
MGC
GS


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MODUL PECUTAN
KECEMERLANGAN AKADEMIK 2011

ENGLISH
LANGUAGE
UPSR



1

PN. HJH. ZAITON BT. SALLEH (ADVISOR)
(GC SEK. KEB. KUBANG KERIAN 1, KOTA BHARU)

PN. PATRICIA TEOH LEOK PUI (COORDINATOR)
(GC SEK. KEB. DEMIT 1, KOTA BHARU)

PN. KAMARIAH BT. CHE MOHD. ABD. GHANI
(GC SEK. KEB. PASIR HOR, KOTA BHARU)

PN. WAN BESAH BT. WAN JUNOH
(GC SEK. KEB. PASIR PUTEH (P), PASIR PUTEH)

EN. SHAMSURI BIN MUKHTAR
(GC SEK. KEB. TOK BALI, PASIR PUTEH)

EN. TUAN MASRI BIN TUAN YAACOB
(JU SEK. KEB. BUKIT AWANG, PASIR PUTEH)



2



3

COMMON TOPICS
INDOOR OUTDOOR
Living room (2008) Playground
Classroom Bus station
Bedroom Garden
Canteen Orchard
Library (2005) Field
Kitchen (2006) River
Hall Park
Shop Pond
Counter Campsite
Clinic Zoo
Room (2009, 2010) Market
Fruit stall (2007)




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QUESTION 1
Writing Tasks




Writing Strategies









1. To write five sentences based on the picture and words given.
2. To write five grammatically correct sentences.
1. Look at the picture.
2. Identify the place.
3. Identify the people.
4. Identify the actions.
5. Identify the objects.
6. Read the words in the box.
7. Use suitable tense and sentence patterns.


5

TEACHING Q1
THROUGH MIND
MAPS



SECTION A
[10 marks]


6
[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 di dalam kotak untuk membantu kamu.


family gardening lawn husband daughter
watering roses weeding scissors son


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BASIC SENTENCES





























COMPOUND OF
A HOUSE
5. girl?
1. people?
where?
four people
- outside the house

– outside the house
4. boy?
pulling grass
watering plants
3. man?

cutting grass
2. woman?
plucking flowers



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SIMPLE SENTENCES

1. There are four people outside the house.

2. A woman is plucking flowers.

3. A man is cutting grass.

4. A boy is pulling grass.

5. A girl is watering the plants.


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woman – plucking
roses – scissors – putting
– basket

GOOD SENTENCES






























1.
COMPOUND OF
A HOUSE
2. Describe the
woman and her
action
1. What does the
picture show?
a family – gardening
together
5. What is the
girl with a pony
tail doing?
watering flowers –
watering can
3. What is the
man doing?
man – mowing – lawn –
lawn mower
4. What is the
boy with a cap
doing?
weeding the grass – keep
garden neat


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GOOD SENTENCES

1. A family is doing gardening together at the compound of their
house.

2. A woman is plucking some roses carefully with a pair of scissors
and putting them into a basket.

3. A man is mowing the lawn using a lawn mower.

4. A boy with a cap is weeding the garden so that the grass can be
neatly kept.

5. A girl with a pony tail is watering the plants with a watering can.


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UPSR ENGLISH 014/2
2010


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Sample Sentences (with targeted marks)




Excellent Mark (1)












Level 1
1. Siti is wrapping the prizes.
2. May Ling is polishing the
trophy.
3. Fahmi is arranging the balls.
4. Hasif is carrying the congkak
board.
5. His friend is holding a book.
Level 2
1. Siti is wrapping a box using
wrapping paper.
2. Lily is polishing the trophy
with a cloth.
3. There are four congkak
boards on the table and two
on the floor.
4. Kamarul and his friend are
putting the balls into a box.
5. There is a ribbon around the
box that is next to Siti.
Level 3 (1)
1. Siti is wrapping a box neatly
using decorative wrapping
paper and ribbon.
2. Two boys are sorting out
different types of balls in a
box.
3. A girl standing near Siti is
helping to polish a trophy
with a cloth.
4. A hardworking boy is
stacking up congkak boards
onto a bench.
5. His friend is squatting down
and arranging many boxes.
Level 3 (2)
1. Nabila is polishing her trophy
because she wants it to look
shiny.
2. Siti is wrapping a gift and
decorating it using a ribbon
so that it looks more
attractive.
3. Hasif is carefully lifting the
congkak board and stacking
it up with the other congkak
boards.
4. Fahmi is helping Ikram to put
the soccer ball into the box
together with the other balls.
5. Kamarul is arranging boxes of
marbles into the box next to
Hasif.
Level 1: 4 – 5 marks
Level 2: 6 – 7 marks
Level 3: 8 – 10 marks



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LET’S PRACTISE
QUESTION 1






14
Practice 1
Question 1
Look at the picture carefully and write five sentences about it. You may use the words in the boxes to help you.










farm workers shed wheelbarrow fertilizer
feeding fish chickens milking cows




1. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

3. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

4. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

5. _______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
(10 marks)


15
Practice 2
Question 1
Look at the picture carefully and write five sentences about it. You may use the words in the boxes to help you.










park evening talking bench playing
waving jersey sitting hoop lady




1. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

3. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

4. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

5. _______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
(10 marks)


16
Practice 3
Question 1
Look at the picture carefully and write five sentences about it. You may use the words in the boxes to help you.










groceries shopkeeper choosing shelf customer
grating counter walking sack paying




1. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

3. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

4. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

5. _______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
(10 marks)


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Practice 4
Question 1
Look at the picture carefully and write five sentences about it. You may use the words in the boxes to help you.










family picnic fishing river nearby
catching butterflies reading shady tree




1. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

3. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

4. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

5. _______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
(10 marks)


18
Practice 5
Question 1
Look at the picture carefully and write five sentences about it. You may use the words in the boxes to help you.










canteen operator dropped recess queue
enjoying noodles accidentally types eating




1. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

3. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

4. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

5. _______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
(10 marks)


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Practice 6
Question 1
Look at the picture carefully and write five sentences about it. You may use the words in the boxes to help you.










family branch lawn mower rubbish garden
rake garden watering helping soil




1. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

3. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

4. ______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

5. _______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
(10 marks)


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21

COMMON TOPICS
TOPIC YEAR
Meals/Food 2005
Greeting Cards 2006
Outdoor Activities 2007
Hobbies 2008
Toys 2009
Location for Holidays 2010
Sports and Games
Competitions
Occupations/Ambitions
Vegetation
Books/Magazines
Clothing




22
QUESTION 2

Writing Tasks






Writing Strategies







1. To transfer information.
2. To choose one of three items.
3. To give reasons for the choice.
1. Look at the picture.
2. Read the information given.
3. Transfer the information correctly and clearly into the boxes.
4. Check for the box, spelling and punctuation.
5. Write your choice and give reasons.



23





TEACHING Q2
THROUGH MIND
MAPS




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b) You want to choose a suitable ambition for yourself.
Which ambition would you choose?



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FOR THE AVERAGE & ADVANCED LEARNERS





























Place
Salary
Requirements
Dress code
Job
hospital – conducive
place
high pay – sufficient
sssusufficientsufficie
nt
treats sick patients –
has passion for them
a white overcoat – simple &
neat
dedicated & committed
– not afraid of the
challenge
Doctor


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SAMPLE ANSWER

I would choose to be a doctor because it is my childhood ambition.
The working place is clean and comfortable, so it must be a place
conducive to work. My job involves treating patients, which is my
passion. I always have passion for the sick and poor. I hope to treat
and help them in any way I can.

I will also look smart when I wear the overcoat during my
working hours. It is a simple and neat uniform. This job demands a
lot of dedication and commitment but I am not afraid of the
challenge. Furthermore, I am a very determined person who does
not give up easily. Lastly, the pay is high, so it is sufficient for me to
take care of my parents as well as my own family in future.


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UPSR ENGLISH 014/2
2010



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Sample Reasons (with targeted marks)


Passing Mark













Level 1
I would go to Grandparents’
house because the place is
Sarawak. The type of house is a
longhouse. The location is near
the river. The activities are jungle
trekking and collecting fruits
from the orchard.





Level 3 (1)
I would go to an aunt’s house
because I have never been to an
aunt’s house before. My aunt is
staying in Pulau Pinang. Her
house is an apartment in the city.
I want to learn more about Pulau
Pinang.
I can play computer games
with my cousins as I love to play
computer games.
I can also swim in the pool
with my cousins as I want to
learn swimming. My aunt can
teach me how to swim as she is a
swimming champion. I think this
is the best place for me.



Level 3 (2)
I would go to Grandparents’ house in
Sarawak because it would be nice to
experience a different lifestyle away from
the noisy polluted city and my same old
routine.
My caring grandparents reside in a
wooden longhouse near the river. Therefore
I hope to meet many people and also get a
chance to bathe in the cool river water.
If I do stay there for the upcoming
school holidays, I will go jungle trekking and
who knows I may spot a Rafflesia in the
jungle.
I also hope to collect fruits from an
orchard. I have been told that it is not easy
to collect fruits from an orchard but very
rewarding because I can then enjoy the
juicy fruits.
Level 2
I would go to Grandparents’
house in Sarawak because I can
sleep in the longhouse. I can
swim in the river. I can go jungle
trekking. I can eat the fruits.




Level 1: 1 – 2 marks
Level 2: 2 – 3 marks
Level 3: 4 – 5 marks



29

LET’S PRACTISE
QUESTION 2(A)/2(B)






30
Practice 1
Study the advertisement and information given below. Then answer the questions that follow.
You are advised to spend 25 minutes on this question.

COOKING


 100 pages
 Full colour pictures
 Western and local
dishes
 RM59.90
 All supermarkets

TAILORING


 120 pages
 48-coloured pictures
 French and Indonesian
designs
 RM86.50
 Tecco Stores


GARDENING



 76 pages
 Black and white pictures
 Local vegetables and
flowers
 RM42.80
 All bookshops



a) Complete the table below based on the advertisement given.
BOOK COOKING TAILORING GARDENING

Pages

1

120

7

Pictures

Full coloured

4

8

Contents

2

French and
Indonesian
designs

9

Price

RM59.90

5

10

Available at

3

6

All bookshops
(10 marks)
b) It is your mother’s birthday and you are planning to buy her a gift. Which book
would you choose? Give reasons for your suggestions.

I would buy ____________________ because ____________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
(5 marks)


31
Practice 2
Question 2
Study the pictures and the information given below. Then answer the questions
that follow. You are advised to spend 25 minutes on this question.
Policeman/Policewoman
take care of law and order
strong character, discipline, confidence
handle emergencies, first aid
uniform
police stations
local

Doctor
take care of the sick
patient, caring and gentle
good feeling of achievement when patients
recover
uniform
hospital or clinics
local or overseas

Teacher
teach and educate
patient, dedicated, knowledgeable
sense of achievement to hear students’ success
stories
informal and sensible dressing
schools
local

a) Complete the table below with the correct answer.



Policeman /
Policewoman
Doctor Teacher

Task


take care of law and order

take care of the sick

teach and educate

Special
Features


1

2


4

5

7

students successful –
sense of achievement

Dressing


uniform

uniform

8

Place of
work


police stations

6

9

Training

3

local and overseas


10
(10 marks)










b) You are interested in the jobs. Which ambition would you choose? Give reasons for
your suggestions.

I would buy ____________________ because _________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
(5 marks)


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Practice 3
Question 2
Study the pictures and the information given below. Then answer the questions

Kebaya


 Comes in blue and
red
 RM100.00
 10% discount
 Available in S, M, L
and XL
 Thai Silk

Saree


 Available in pastel
blue and green
 RM200.00
 20% discount
 Available in free size
 Mysore Silk


Samfoo



 Available only in red
 RM150.00
 Free voucher worth
RM20.00
 Available in L and XL
 China Silk



(a) Fill in the blanks with the correct answers.
Kebaya Saree Samfoo

Material


1

Mysore Silk

7

Price


2

RM200

8

Size


S, M, L and XL

Free size

9

Colour


3

5

Red

Discount


4

6

10
(10 marks)







b) You are entering a ‘Traditional Costume Competition’. Based on the information
given, which costume would you choose? Give reasons for your choice.

I would choose to wear _______________________________ because ____________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
(5 marks)


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Practice 4
Study the advertisements and information given below. Then answer the
questions that follow. You are advised to spend 25 minutes on this
question.

McCurry Spicy
Chicken
Ages 7 – 12 years
old
26
th
September
2010
8.00 a.m. till
12.00 p.m.
RM10.00
3 main prizes
10 consolation
prizes

Diamond English
Centre
Ages 10 – 12
years old
3
rd
October 2010
2.00 p.m. till 6.00
p.m.
RM15.00
5 main prizes
20 consolation
prizes

Petrolnas Oils
Ages 8 – 12 years
old
25
th
September
2010
9.00 a.m. till 2.00
p.m.
RM25.00
10 main prizes
Consolation prizes
for all participants




(a) Complete the table below with the correct answers.
Colouring
Competition
Story Telling
Competition
Road Safety
Competition

Date


1

3
rd
October 2010

2

Entry Fee


3

4

RM25.00

Participant’s Age


5

10 – 12 years old

8 – 12 years old


Prizes

3 main prizes
10 consolation
prizes

6

7

Organisation


McKari Spicy

8

9

Time


10

2.00 p.m. till 6.00
p.m.

9.00 a.m. till 2.00
p.m.
(10 marks)













b) You want to take part in one of the competitions. Based on the information given,
which competition would you choose to take part? Give reasons for your choice.

I would choose the ____________________ because____________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
(5 marks)


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Practice 5

Question 2
Read the information below carefully. Then, complete the table using the
information given. You are advised to spend 25 minutes on this question.


BANANA PLANT



√ grow from shoots
√ plant in the ground
√ water twice a day
√ fertilise once a month
√ fruit grow in a bunch
from the top of the
plant


PAPAYA PLANT



√ grow from seeds
√ plant in the ground or
pot
√ water twice a day
√ fertilise once a month
√ fruit grow singly from
the stem of the plant

RAMBUTAN TREE



√ grow from seeds
√ plant in the ground
√ water twice a day
√ fertilise once a
fortnight
√ fruit grow in bunches
from the branches of
the tree





a) Complete the table below with the correct answer.

Banana Plant Papaya Plant Rambutan Tree

Grow from


1

seeds

7

Place


ground

4

8


Care


2

3


5

fertilise once a
month

water twice a day

9

Fruit Grow In


bunch

6


10
(10 marks)








(b) You plant to grow a fruit tree in your garden. Based on the information given, which
plant would you prefer? Give reasons for your choice.

I would prefer ____________________________________ because _______________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
(5 marks)


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Practice 6
Question 2
Look at the pictures below carefully and use the information to answer the
questions that follow. You are advised to spend 25 minutes on this question.

Table-tennis
Indoor game
Two or four players
Both males and females
Good form of exercise
Table, net bat, ball
Badminton
Indoor game
Two or four players
Males and females
Good form of exercise
Net, racquet and shuttlecock
Hockey
Outdoor game
11 players in a team
Males and females
Good form of exercise
Stick, bell, net

(a) Complete the table below with the correct answer.

Table-tennis

Hockey


Badminton

Nature of
game

1.

outdoor

7.

Number of
players

Two, four

4.

8.

Gender

2.

5.

males, females

Benefits

good exercise

6

9.

Equipment
needed

3.

net, stick, ball

10.
(10 marks)





b) Which of the three games above would you prefer to play? Give reasons for your
choice.

I would prefer to play ____________________ because __________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
(5 marks)


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37

COMMON TOPICS
TOPIC YEAR
Family’s Day Out 2005
Robbery 2006
Children Helping An Old Woman 2007
A Science Project 2008
A Mother and Sons Selling Nasi Lemak 2009
Two Girls Sharing Ice-cream with a Poor Girl 2010
Gotong-royong
Sports Day (with an incident)
National Day
Camping (with an incident)
Outdoor Activities (with an incident)
Being Helpful And Responsible
Saving Life






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QUESTION 3
Writing Tasks



Writing Strategies










1. To write a story based on pictures and words given.
1. Look at the pictures.
2. Read and understand the notes.
3. Describe the characters.
4. Describe the time.
5. Describe the place.
6. Describe the actions or events.
7. Describe the feelings.
8. Use the connectors.
9. Use new words, interesting expressions and relevant closure.
10. Check for the spelling and punctuations.


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TEACHING Q3
THROUGH MIND
MAPS



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PARAGRAPH 1
Brief introduction of the girl
& her family
What was her achievement
in the UPSR?

PARAGRAPH 2
How did her parents &
teachers feel?
What did they do?
PARAGRAPH 3
What was the reward
from her government?
Where did she go to
pursue her study?

PARAGRAPH 4
A suitable closure – hard
work brings success
Idiom: “If there’s a will,
there’s a way”
Hard Work
Brings Success


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Syikin comes from a very poor family. Her father is a fisherman and her mother is a housewife. Her family has
difficulties to make ends meet. Despite all these hardships, she never gives up on her study because she is a very
determined and diligent girl. She scored 5A’s in the UPSR examination. She was also selected as the best pupil at the
national level.

Her parents were very happy and proud of her achievement. They knew she would have a better future than
them. The teachers at Syikin’s school were happy and proud that she had brought recognition to the school.
Everyone who knew her congratulated her success.

At a special ceremony, the state government presented Syikin with a laptop and RM1000 for her outstanding
achievement. She was also offered a scholarship to continue her education. A top boarding school in the country
had accepted her.

Syikin was grateful to God that her hard work had brought success. Her parents did not need to worry about
her future any more. She realised that one will succeed in life if one does not give up easily, just like the saying “If
there’s a will, there’s a way”.


43









10 POINTS TO
REMEMBER
IN ANSWERING
QUESTION 3





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TEN USEFUL, HELPFUL AND MEANINGFUL POINTS
FOR QUESTION 3, UPSR English PAPER 2
1. CHARACTER 2. PERSONALITY
a. He lives in Kampung Damai. a. He likes to help other people.
b. He is twelve years old. b. He likes to help people in trouble.
c. He studies in SK Taman Makmur. c. He is a kind, hardworking, responsible, brave, person.
d. He has two good friends, Hasif and Fahmi. d. He is a friendly, helpful, polite, generous, honest person.
e. He likes camping, jungle trekking, swimming, and cycling. e. He is a rich, poor, old person.
f. His hobby is playing badminton. f. He is an active person.
g. His hobbies are playing the guitar and kite flying. g. He is a loving and caring person.
h. He lives in a wooden house, bungalow, small hut. h. He is a kind-hearted person.
i. He loves Science lesson very much. i. He has a heart of gold.
j. He goes to school by bicycle, on foot. j. Everybody likes Ali.

3. PLACE 4. TIME
a. It was near their house, village, school. a. It was nine o’clock in the morning.
b. It was a beautiful, peaceful, exciting place. b. It was three o’clock in the afternoon.
c. The place was calm and clean. c. It was eight o’clock in the evening.
d. The place was not far from their house, village, school. d. It was a sunny day.
e. The stream, river, lake, sea, waterfall was shallow, clear, cold. e. It was a hot afternoon.
f. The water was deep, cloudy, warm. f. The weather was fine.
g. The road was busy, quiet, narrow, wide. g. The sky was clear.
h. The air was clean and fresh. h. It was a beautiful day.
i. The room was spacious. i. It was a rainy day.
j. The compound was clean. j. It was a cold night.
(Suggested sentences for Question 3. The underlined words can be substituted with other words of teacher’s choice, depending on the contexts.)


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5. INTERESTING EXPRESSIONS 6. CONNECTORS
a. Proverbs: too many cooks spoil the broth; an apple a day keeps the doctor away, many hands make work light a. After ten minutes,
b. Idioms: jump out of the skin, out of the blue, rain cats and dogs, once in a blue moon b. Within an hour,
c. Similes: as hardworking as an ant, as busy as a bee, as brave as a lion c. Two days later,
d. Metaphor: tears of joy; heart of gold; caught sight of, took pity on, a wide grin spread on the face, ties of friendship, felt
a surge of pity, eyes wandered over
d. Soon,
e. Suddenly,
e. Choice of words: interrupted the game, spotted a girl, crowded around, was clothed in what seemed dirty rags,
beckoned, bade goodbye
f. Immediately,
g. Without a moment to lose,
f. h. In a split second,
g. i. Without hesitation,
h. j. Without a second thought,
(Suggested sentences for Question 3. The underlined words can be substituted with other words of teacher’s choice, depending on the contexts.)

7. FEELINGS 8. ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS
a. He was very sad. a. Adjectives: challenging game, traditional Malay game, shrill sound,
solemn looking girl, tattered clothes, sad and longing look b. He was very angry, annoyed.
c. He was very surprised, shocked. b. Adverbs: thanked profusely, thanked again and again, followed closely,
standing a little further away, approached with cautious steps, looked at
them curiously, thanked once more, walked back, looking longingly
d. He was very sorry, sympathetic.
e. He was very happy, glad, pleased, excited.
f. He was very grateful, thankful. c.
g. He was very afraid, scared, frightened, lonely. d.
h. He was very disappointed, upset, frustrated. e.
i. He was very tired, hungry, thirsty. f.
j. He was very proud, satisfied. g.
(Suggested sentences for Question 3. The underlined words can be substituted with other words of teacher’s choice, depending on the contexts.)



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9. MORAL VALUES 10. CLOSURE
a. She was very grateful to Ali. a. It was a meaningful day for Mak Limah.
b. She thanked Ali for his kindness, help. b. It was a memorable day for Puan Yati.
c. They praised Ali for his quick, heroic action. c. It was an unforgettable day for Ali.
d. They praised Ali for his good deed, help. d. It was a sweet experience for them.
e. They were very proud of Ali. e. They were tired but happy.
f. They were very happy with Ali. f. They wanted to go there again next time.
g. He promised never to do the mistake again. g.
h. h.
i. i.
j. j.
(Suggested sentences for Question 3. The underlined words can be substituted with other words of teacher’s choice, depending on the contexts.)






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UPSR ENGLISH 014/2
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Sample Stories (with targeted marks)

















Level 1
Last weekend, Wati and her
good friend Mira played congkak.
They played in Wati’s house. They
heard a bell from a motorcycle.
Wati looked out of the
window. She saw many children.
They were buying ice-cream from a
man on his motorcycle. Then, she
saw a girl. The girl had no money.
Wati felt pity for her, so she
bought an ice-cream for her. She
gave the girl the ice-cream. The girl
was happy and thanked Wati and
Mira.
Level 1
Nabila and Diana are good
friends. One day, they played
congkak in Nabila’s house. While
they were playing, they heard a bell
from the window.
When they heard the bell
ring, Nabila looked through the
window. She saw some children.
They were buying ice-cream. She
also saw a girl looking at the ice-
cream but she had no money.
When she saw the girl, Nabila
felt pity for her. So they decided to
buy her an ice-cream. She was very
happy when she gave her the ice-
cream and she thanked them.

Level 1
Last Saturday, Aini and her
good friend played congkak at her
house. They played happily.
Suddenly, she heard a bell of an ice
cream man.
When she looked out of her
window, there were a few children.
The children were waiting to buy ice
cream. She saw one girl with no
money to buy some.
When they went out to buy
ice cream, they bought one extra.
They gave it to the girl. She was so
happy and thanked them for their
kindness.

Level 1: 5 – 8 marks
Level 2: 9 – 12 marks
Level 3: 13 – 15 marks



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Level 2
Zila and Asiah are good friends.
One day, they played congkak in
Asiah’s house. While busy playing
congkak, they heard a bell jingle
nearby.
Asiah stood up and looked out
of the window to find out the source of
the noise. She then saw some children
buying ice-cream from an ice-cream
man. She also saw a poor girl next to
the children. She did not have any
money to buy an ice-cream.
Out of sympathy, for the poor
girl, Asiah went out of her house and
bought three sticks of ice-cream. She
then gave one to Zila and another one
to the poor girl. The poor girl was
happy and grateful that Asiah had
helped her. She thanked both Asiah
and Zila for their kindness.
Level 2
Last Saturday, Farah went to
Ruwayda’s house. They were very good
friends. When Farah reached the house,
they studied for half an hour and then
started to play congkak. While playing
congkak, they heard the house bell ring.
Being wise girls, Farah and
Ruwayda looked outside through the
window before opening the door. They
saw little children buying ice-cream from
the ice-cream man that came to
Ruwayda’s house in the evenings. But
there was a poor girl about the same
age as the girls who had no money to
buy an ice-cream.
They bought an ice-cream and
gave it to the poor girl. They also
bought ice-creams for themselves. The
girl was very happy and thanked
Ruwayda and Farah.

Level 2
Last Wednesday, Adrini went to her
best friend’s house, Aminah to play
congkak. Both the girls are very honest
with each other. While they were playing
congkak in the living room, Aminah
suddenly heard a bell ringing outside the
house.
Aminah looked out of the window
and saw the ice-cream seller who usually
came to her neighbourhood every day.
She saw many children buying ice-cream.
Aminah spotted a girl standing next to the
ice-cream seller. Aminah pitied her
because she had no money.
Adrini and Aminah decided to buy
ice-cream for themselves and the girl.
They used their pocket money to buy three
ice-creams. Aminah then gave one of the
ice creams to the girl. She was very happy
and thanked them for being kind-hearted.


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Level 3
As the two good friends Ina and Mimi played a
challenging game of congkak in Ina’s house, the shrill
sound of the house bell interrupted their game.
When Mimi got up and looked out of the window,
she caught sight of the ice-cream man and his
motorcycle. A few children had already crowded around
him, asking for different varieties of ice-cream. Mimi’s
eyes wandered over to a girl standing at one side. She
was clothed in what seemed to be dirty rags, and it was
obvious that she had no money to buy an ice-cream. Mimi
immediately felt a surge of pity for her. She quickly
beckoned Ina to follow her outside.
Mimi and Ina bought themselves each an ice-cream
and one more for the girl. They made their way to the
solemn looking girl. Mimi handed the extra ice-cream to
her. In a split second, a wide grin spread out on the
girl’s face. She thanked Mimi and Ina quickly, savouring
the taste of her ice-cream. Mimi and Ina felt proud for
helping the girl and then bade her goodbye.
Level 3
One day, Zahira was in the living room playing
congkak with her best friend. Suddenly, a loud bell made
them almost jump out of their skin.
Zahira went to the window and looked out. It was
the ice-cream truck! The ice cream man was there and as
usual, many children were waiting to buy an ice-cream.
Suddenly Zahira caught sight of a girl. She was dressed
in ragged clothes and was looking longingly at the ice-
creams. Zahira then got angry at the ignorance of the
other children about the poor girl. Her heart went out to
her. She then decided to take some money and buy her
an ice-cream.
She bought three ice-creams; one for herself, one
for her friend, and one for the poor girl. The girl was so
happy and thanked Zahira for the ice-cream. Then, the girl
ran back home. The incident took place six weeks ago but
was still clear in her mind and she never regretted
learning the meaning of kindness.



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LET’S PRACTISE
QUESTION 3






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Practice 1
Question 3
Write an account of a National Day event. You may use the words given to help
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headmaster – speech – pupils
– recited – poems – storytelling
National Day – assembly –
waved – flags – sang – anthem

afternoon – canteen – food –
free


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Practice 2
Question 3
Write a story based on the pictures below. You may use the words given to help
you. You are advised to spend about 35 minutes on this question.
















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school – cleanliness campaign
– groups – collected – dry
leaves
painted – walls – fence –
pulled – weeds
shocked – bushes – snake –
called – teacher




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Practice 3
Question 3
Write a story based on the pictures below. You are advised to spend about 35
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Sports Day – Ismail’s school –
took part – 200m race
race – started – ran – fast –
overtook – others
first place – crowd – cheered –
tripped – on lace – finished –
applause




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Practice 4
Question 3
Write a story about an incident during a camping trip as shown in the pictures. You
may use the words given to help you. You are advised to spend about 35 minutes
on this question.
















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weekend – camping trip –
campsite – pitched – tents
classmates – water – butterfly
– followed – jungle
flew – lost – scared – cry heard – friends – calling –
running – found




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Practice 5
Question 3
Write a story based on the pictures below. You may use the words given to help
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old man – crossing – road –
wide – slowly – weak
car – fast – saved – pulling –
side – thanked
sprained – ankle – helped –
bench – rest
stopped – car driver – took –
clinic




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Practice 6
Question 3
Write a story about Zulkarnain and his pet as shown in the pictures. You may use
the words given to help you. You are advised to spend about 35 minutes on this
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saw – growled – shouted –
father – ran – stick
playing – garden – noticed –
snake – grass

killed – grateful – saving –
praised


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Practice 7
Question 3
Write about how Noormi helps her mother when she is in the hospital. You may
use the words given to help you. You are advised to spend about 35 minutes on
this question.















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looked after – house – family –
– cooked – meals – fed
mother – very ill – rest –
hospital – few days

washed – clothes – cleaned –
house – responsible


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