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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 .
who is wearing a helmet. ) You are advised to spend 25 minutes on this section. CONSTRUCTING COMPLEX SENTENCES. who is a bread vendor goes from place to place on his motorcycle to sell his bread and cakes. is helping her teacher to carry her heavy bag.Ideas are relevant to the picture. 2. Pictures with short notes are given. NAME + OCCUPATION + ACTION + WHILE + ACTION Pn Ashah.Ideas are relevant to the picture. Table 1 Subject + Verb + Predicate The bread vendor is selling fresh bread. “ The elder boy is walking away while his younger brother is still buying the bread. . NAME + WHO + ACTION + ACTION Latipah.but.Most sentences are correct. His business was good that day and he was happy. Read the instructions and information given carefully.” -If you wish to use the Past Tense. 2. a helpful pupil. Encik Ahmad got his fresh and delicious bread from a bakery. -------------------Scoring Good and Excellent marks for Question 1 Good marks . PRACTICE FOR QUESTION 2 Section B Question 2 ( A stimulus is given. . the sentences must be in the Past Tense .Nearly no grammatical. Eg.0r 1. who is wearing a scarf. 4. pupils may use the Present Continuous Tense to describe the actions that are happening at present.Encik Ahmad. -If there are two boys . The children are buying their favourite bread while their mothers are watching them. 5. He parks his motorcycle under a big shady tree. -For Section A. .A Malay woman and her Chinese neighbour want to buy some bread and they are walking towards him. 5. is selling bread and cakes to his customers. because. For Question 2 a .” or “ I am very happy. Puan Kamariah. the bread vendor. 2. 3. 4. the bread vendor. when . is showing her pupils how to make paper flowers while sitting on the floor.Few single word errors. and . Then write a paragraph giving reasons for a choice made. is sweeping the compound. 1.Do not put yourself in the picture. He keeps the bread. so that . state the time. CONSTRUCTING COMPOUND SENTENCES Construct 2 simple sentences first. . 4. Join them together with conjunctions eg. The children are buying their favourite bread. went . NAME + ADJECTIVE + ACTION Siti Khatijah. is carrying her baby. . bought . Avoid writing . 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. -You are not required to write a story. spelling and punctuation. 4. Complete a table with information from the stimulus. Eg. “My family and I …. as . Excellent marks – 9 and 10 .The two women are carrying their babies.His customers are housewives and children who love to buy their favourite breads from him. 1. 2. 3. spelling and punctuation errors. There was a big container on his motorcycle and some bread hanging around it. are in their tracksuits while waiting for their coach to train them .Sentences are correct. Remember. while. two active children. buns and cakes to his customers. 5. you may say . -You may name the people in the picture but you must be specific. buns and cakes from him.There is a big container at the back of his motorcycle. -Sentences do not have to be in sequence. buns and cakes in a big container behind his motorcycle and hangs some of them around it. -The tense used must be consistent. 3. Last Sunday. so. 3. The players are rushing to take shelter because it is raining. ..7 and 8 . The two women are carrying their babies and walking towards the bread vendor. Encik Ahmad. who is wearing a scarf . Women and children bought their favourite bread.the bread vendor went to a housing area to sell bread to his customers. the teacher. Sample Answer 1. Or 1. 2. buns and cakes from Encik Ahmad. buns and cakes are made in a famous bakery in town. NAME + OCCUPATION + ACTION + ACTION Encik Ahmad.A few children are buying their favourite bread from him. Look for the words that can guide you. 5.Encik Ahmad’s delicious bread. The women and children bought a lot of bread. The bread vendor sells his bread on a motorcycle. NAME + DESIGNATION + ACTION + WHILE + ACTION Farah and Rani . TIPS 1.Few errors in grammar.Simple and compound sentences .” . 2. do not use it.
7. it is quiet and peaceful. • Living in a terrace house is interesting because we have many friendly neighbours who can help one another. 9. Use a variety of sentences. 6. You must try to give good reasons for making your choice. 1 mark for each correct answer. I will get a lovely basket for free. • The price. I can meet many kinds of people and learn about their culture and traditions. it is very convenient for us. I can visit many different countries all over the world. This means I will pay less. • The qualification needed is a university degree. This place is quite far from the city and it is located near a jungle.Some punctuation and spelling errors. You can use the information from the table to help you list out reasons for your choice. / The salary is high. Therefore. ) However. Check your spelling.Meaning is still clear.information you need to complete the table. The package is for 3 days and 2 nights.4 . • In addition. • I can contribute my service to the poor people . relevant and interesting. List down the points and reasons . • Staying in Homestay Amanda will be a wonderful experience for my sister’s pen pal and her family who love nature.Full marks is 5 Good mark . Write neatly and clearly. Moreover etc. Besides. . where we can grow many colourful flowering plants.Language used is very good. it is affordable. • The security around this apartment is tight and my family will feel safe living here. Most reasons are well planned. there is a small garden in front of the house. • The whole chicken costs RM12 each and it is the cheapest of all. Transfer the information to the blanks in the table. Besides. 2. • The semi-detached bungalow is the most spacious of all the houses. . ( Besides.Spelling and punctuation correct.Reasons are clear and well planned. . • This occupation is suitable for me. • Being a pilot is interesting because I get to travel around the world. • It is the cheapest among the three . Question 2 b. • I prefer the house on the hill over looking the park because of the beautiful scenery and peaceful surroundings. • Although the price of the kitten is quite costly. Refer to the answers given as examples to follow. Therefore. . Question 2 a – Full marks is 10. . Furthermore. Although the racquet is expensive. use them appropriately . which is RM50. it is the most suitable for my elder sister’s big family. Bayor because my uncle’s family loves the countryside. which is sufficient for my uncle’s family. The air is fresh and cool. 10. -----------------------------3. / It suits me. They can take . Therefore. • It is very economical to choose Package A because the price is within my budget. It is my responsibility to keep the town safe and peaceful. • I would choose SMART Tuition Centre because its fees is the lowest of all. (items ) • The price is RM70. The surroundings are green and the scenery is beautiful. simple and compound. . • It is a reasonable fee and I think I can afford it. This job is challenging although it is sometimes dangerous. It costs RM20.Simple and compound sentences. • This job is enjoyable and I get to meet many people. choose one option from the choices given.Some errors. • My father will like this house because the porch in front is big enough for parking two cars. there are many facilities around such as a hair saloon. • I prefer to be a doctor when I grow up because I can treat sick people and save lives. relevant and clear. My uncle’s family can experience feeding the animals on the farm and plucking rambutans from the orchard. • It is worth buying. • I would choose Homestay Sg. They can enjoy jungle-trekking and looking at the beautiful flowers and plants. • The handbag is cheap.5 . Moreover. Excellent mark . 5.and not for every sentence. Look for key words. I will get a RM10 discount if I register early.Simple and compound sentences. Occupations • I like to be a teacher when I grow up because I can impart knowledge to pupils. You do not have to make a comparison with the other items. • It is highly paid. gymnasium and a mini-market.Language used is good. Use adjectives to make the description more interesting. Houses / Homestay • The double-storey house in Taman Sri Selama is located quite near my school. SUGGESTED SENTENCES FOR ANSWERING QUESTION 2 B ( APPLY THEM APPROPRIATELY ) 1. 2. For Question 2 b. . 4. • The fee is not too expensive. Use linkers to give the description a smoother flow. Price / Fee / Fare / Cost • The price is low .Hardly any errors. No mark for an answer with spelling errors. is reasonable and affordable. SCORING 1. There is no right or wrong choice. 3. • I choose to be a policeman because I can keep law and order. 8. It is convenient to go to school because there is an efficient bus service in this area. . grammar and punctuation . I am sure she and her family will feel comfortable living in it.
It is rich in carbohydrates and vitamin. It is made of good quality silk material. Moreover. It is very useful . muffins ) . Malacca . • Reading can improve our general knowledge. It keeps me fit and healthy.00 pm show is suitable for me as I am free at that time. kitten . • SPARK shoes are comfortable for my brother to wear.photographs of many insects too. encyclopedia . handbag. It looks elegant. • Joining the Music Club gives the chance to play musical instruments and make new friends. I am going to choose pink as it is my favourite colour. My mother can wear it when she attends a party with her friends. Its flesh is creamy and delicious. • The Happyfit sandals come in three colours which are pink. chess. hobbies . neck-tie . snake and ladder . • The free gift is a wallet. • Working indoor is more comfortable and I am protected from the sun and rain. Clothing / Shoes • I would choose the POLO sports shirt for my father because it is suitable for him. • Eating fresh fruits is good for health. adventurous and challenging. I can walk comfortably in them. I can become more knowledgeable. gardening . wallet.Pets ( hamster . They are made from good quality leather so they will last longer. pen . kite flying .Transport ( coach . • It is shown at the Star Cineplex which is a walking distance away from my house. dictionary ) . So. jigsaw-puzzle . • Swimming is a good form of exercise because it strengthens the muscles of every part of the body. I can learn good moral values from the movie. grammar .Toys ( soft toy .Traditional Games ( top-spinning . Fruits • I would choose the durian as it is my family’s favourite fruit . flowering plant .Hobbies ( painting .Outdoor Games ( football. • The ticket price is RM10 for an adult and RM6 for a child and it is reasonable. • I prefer the sweet and sour juicy mangoes.Food ( burger . remote-controlled car ) .70 Material : Cotton . • It is durable because it is made from good quality material. • 6. 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. yellow and white. “The King of Fruits” and is very popular during the durian season.Books ( adventure . • It is suitable for children like me. • The long-sleeved shirt suits my father well as he will look smart in it.Indoor Games ( scrabble . • The orange contains Vitamin C which keeps us healthy. Laughing is good and I can release stress.Package Tours to holiday destinations ( Genting Highlands . Activities • I prefer outdoor activities to indoor activities because they are more exciting. • It is trendy . monopoly . sponge cake . it is fashionable and attractive. We will not fall sick easily if we eat fresh fruits every day. These sandals are made in Malaysia and I prefer local products. he can wear it to important functions like meetings and business trips. • The batik shirt has beautifully-designed patterns and it is very attractive.Events ( car race . volleyball ) . computer game ) . 4. • Collecting stamps is interesting and beneficial. 7. Penang Island ) ---------------------POINT REASON Fancy Blouse Price: Only RM65. • It is entertaining and I would enjoy watching it. They are rich in vitamins. responsible and disciplined person. marbles ) . Mango juice is a popular drink too. It is comfortable to wear. magazine. The large size fits me well. bird . plane ) . We can either eat it fresh or make it into a drink. cooking. fish ) . canoe race ) . collecting coins ) . 5. computer ) . drawing cartoons. * Task . It is my favourite activity and I am very talented in singing. My brother can wear them to school or for an outing. • The sizes are large and medium. ferns ) . vocabulary and grammar. I will be proud if I win the first prize in the sports meet. netball. SPARK is the most popular brand among children today. • The 5. handball . Besides. • I would choose the long skirt with flowered patterns for my mother because she will look beautiful in it. • This documentary provides me a lot of knowledge about sea animals and marine life.Objects ( watch . Practise writing notes for the following topics and others: . train . • Singing is entertaining and fun. It is known as. • I get the chance to represent my school in sports . I can keep up the good name of my school. • I can enjoy the fresh air while cycling around the neighbourhood. mountain-climbing .Trees ( fruit tree . Besides. Langkawi Island . It is good to eat them when they are fresh. We can buy them from the market or supermarket. It makes him look stylish and sporty. He can wear it when he goes for his sports activities. hockey . I prefer local fruits because they are cheaper and fresher. sewing. We can gain a lot of knowledge about countries all over the world. • Co-curricular activities help me to become an active .
Price: The price is RM65. Read the instructions carefully. Write creatively. light green. 5. Material The material is cotton and it is suitable for me. Meaning is clear Average 5 – 8 Language used is correct. Encik Abdul Rahman accompanied them on the trip. Use proper vocabulary to express your ideas. 9. Good 9 – 12 Language used is good. Halim enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and fishing. Use simple. it is comfortable to wear. Table 4 SUBJECT VERB PREDICATE There was an accident in the busy town this morning. Simple sentences with errors. Tried to make simple. 14. Your sentences should link well so that your story has a smooth flow in your story. compound and complex sentences. ( Meanwhile. 3. 6. 7. Write sentences to describe the pictures given. Most ideas are well-planned. No spelling and punctuation errors. grammar and punctuation. Firstly. 11. You may change the order of the words as long as the meaning is clear. Free The gift is a purse. Besides. They are light blue. Within a few minutes. If you are confident. Colours It comes in four colours. Simple. Encik Mat Zen fetched his family to Lake Gardens. Check that you have used the full-stop. 4. Halim’s uncle. pink and brown. similies or proverbs.Vocabulary is adequate to convey meaning. Some errors made. use idioms. Ideas cannot be understood. Do not repeat your ideas. Look at the pictures carefully. The boy had to be treated in the hospital until he recovered. In a short while an ambulance arrived and rushed him to the hospital.New words are used. Have an opening and a closure. A few punctuation and spelling errors. spelling and punctuation. Weak 1 – 4 Poor use of the language. 8. Read and understand the notes given for each picture. We share similar hobbies too. Meaning is clear. They camped in Bukit Nanas quite far from their school. A lorry knocked down a small boy who was cycling. 10. Halim is an active and friendly boy. He studies in the Year 6 Best in SK Cemerlang. The doctors saved their son's life. Write a variety of sentences. light yellow. He is popular in his school and his teachers like him too. Use adjectives and adverbs to make them interesting. After that . well-planned and interesting.13 – 15 Language used is very good. Write neatly. Understand the story. My favourite colour is light blue. During the last holidays. Halim and his friends went camping together. --------------------------------MARKS FOR PAPER 2 QUESTION 3 Full Marks . light green. Plan your ideas well. The introduction maybe in Present Tense if you are describing the main character of the story. Pay attention to the words given to give you a clue to what tense to use. etc ) 13. 15. The boy was unconscious and seriously injured. The boy’s parents thanked them gratefully. comma and capital letters.15 Excellent . 12. Using the notes given .Then. TIPS 1. Use the correct sentence structures. Ideas are clear. As he was walking home. Try to use the same tense throughout.Free: Purse Available in four colours – light blue. ------------------------------------SAMPLE ANSWER Halim is my pen pal. They were excited and planned for the trip well. pink and brown. The boy’s parents went hurriedly to see their son. Ideas are quite good and vocabulary is enough. Vocabulary is very weak. 2. Use the notes given to help you write the sentences ) You are advised to spend 35 minutes on this section. He was an . ------------------------Table 3 ( TSVC ) TIME SUBJECT VERB COMPLEMENT A few days ago. Sentences must have meaning. _______________________________ PRACTICE FOR PAPER 2 QUESTION 3 Section C Question 3 ( Pictures with short notes are given .It is useful as I can keep my coins in it. Immediately.70. light yellow. write 3 or 4 paragraphs to describe the pictures or story. Some spelling and punctuation errors. Many errors in sentences. 16. compound and complex sentences. New words are used. It is reasonable and affordable. Suddenly . compound and complex sentences. Check for mistakes in spelling. relevant and clear.
After that. the boys enjoyed themselves in the jungle. They were happy to get away from the hustle and bustle of their busy town. Soon. Before leaving their campsite.experienced scout so he could look after the boys well and help them . They had spent three wonderful days in the jungle. Then. Halim’s uncle made sure that he had put out the fire carefully. clothes. It was an educational and adventurous experience. They picked up all the rubbish and put it in a big plastic bag. Halim and his friends made their own fishing rods from thin branches and twigs. Encik Abdul Rahman taught them how to make a fishing rod. Soon they reached their campsite. joked and laughed a lot. they wrote down their experience in their diaries. they made sure that the place was clean. They also took turns to cook their simple meals over a fire. They collected some leaves and pebbles for their Science Corner in their class. The air was fresh and they enjoyed walking . it was time to return home. Each of them had to carry their own heavy knapsacks on their backs. Besides fishing and swimming. cooking utensils and enough food for three days. the adventurous boys also went jungle trekking . they had a lovely campfire and sang many camping songs . all of them left the jungle feeling tired but happy. torchlights. They could see various types of insects and rare birds and plants. they spent a lot of time playing in the cool clear water. He did not want to cause any forest fires. They brought along tents. Although it was tiring. They saw a beautiful waterfall nearby. After getting down from Halim’s uncle new car. It was a challenging activity as the ground was steep and slippery. . The boys pitched their tents and collected firewood for the campfire at night and cooking. At night. The weather was fine and everyone was in a happy mood. When they returned home. they had to walk through a jungle track to reach their campsite. They had fun trying to catch fish using the fishing rods they had made.
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