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SET 2

MARK SCHEME
SECTION A : Error Identification [20 marks]
Identification of errors (A)
10 marks

No
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Correction of errors (B)
10 marks

Identification of errors (A)
become
is
her
cloth
shared
largest
died
said
when
angry

Total
20

Correction of errors (B)
became
was
Him
clothes
share
large
die
say
where
angrily

 If identification is CORRECT, answer is CORRECT (1, 1)
 If identification is CORRECT, answer is WRONG (1, 0)
 If identification is WRONG, answer is CORRECT (0, 0)
 If identification is WRONG, answer is WRONG (0, 0)
 If more than 2 words are underlined/identified,answer is correct(0,0)
SECTION B: Non-linear text [20 marks]
11

False

12

True

13

False

14

False

15

True

16

Cook it! Cooking challenge

17

family bonding

18 (a)

Work out / sweat it out

18 (b)

self-care

19

Participants need to compete/ The competition is in 4 parts

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SET 2

MARKING CRITERIA FOR QUESTION 20
Marks
A
(9-10)

B
(7-8)

C
(5-6)

D
(3-4)

E
(1-2)

Response
 Task is successfully fulfilled.
 Language is accurate with few first draft slips.
 Sentence structures are varied.
 Task is mostly fulfilled.
 Language is mostly accurate.
 Sentence structures are mostly varied.
 Task is sufficiently fulfilled.
 Language is sufficiently accurate.
 Sentence structures are sufficiently varied.
 Task is partially fulfilled.
 Language is partially accurate.
 Sentence structures lack variety and are
repetitive.
 Task is hardly fulfilled.
 Language is inaccurate.
 Distorted sentence structures.

Award ‘0’ mark when there is
- no response or response written in language other than English; or
- mindless lifting of irrelevant chunks form other sources including rubric
SECTION C: Linear Text [15 marks]
21
22
23
24

25
26

27

don’t have to go to work/ to shop/ to cook / to pay bills ( pick only 2 answers)
cost much less for children ( any other answer which gives the same idea)
things are expensive/ there is not enough money to satisfy a child’s need
. to engage
– pursue
Seldom
– rarely
Turn up to
– attend
A disadvantage – a minus
watch TV/ play computer games / go out with friends / involve in sports / pursue other hobbies.
need to fulfil your parents’ expectation and pass with flying colours./
have to ask your parents’ permission before doing anything - from shopping in town to staying
out late.
fulfil parent’s expectation/ achieving flying colours/ asking permission from parents to go out

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SET 2
MARKING CRITERIA
Section D : Writing task [45 marks]
Question 28: Shorter writing task (15 marks)
BAND

DESCRIPTOR

A
EXCELLENT
Task is fulfilled.

B
GOOD
Task is
fulfilled

Ideas are welldeveloped and wellorganised with
consistent
relevance.

Ideas are
developed
and
organised
with
relevance.

C
SATISFACTORY
Task is
adequately
fulfilled.
Ideas are
sufficiently
developed and
adequately
organised with
some relevance.

Language is
accurate with few
first draft slips.

Language is
largely
accurate
with minor
errors.

Language is
sufficiently
accurate with
some minor and
major errors.

Sentence structures
are
varied and used
effectively.

Sentence
structures
are
mostly
varied.
Vocabulary
used is wide
enough and
mostly
precise.
Style and
tone used is
largely
appropriate.

Sentence
structures
are sufficiently
varied.

Vocabulary used is
wide and precise.

Style and tone used
is appropriate.

E
VERY WEAK
Task is hardly
fulfilled.

Vocabulary used
is sufficient but
lacks precision.

D
WEAK
Task is
partially
fulfilled.
Ideas are
less
developed,
lack
organisation
and
relevance.
Language is
partially
accurate
with a higher
degree of
major errors.
Sentence
structures
lack variety
and are
repetitive.
Vocabulary
used is
limited.

Style and tone
used is
sufficiently
appropriate.

Style and
tone used is
partially
appropriate.

Style and tone
is
inappropriately
used.

Ideas are not
developed, not
organised and
irrelevant.

Language is
inaccurate
with major
errors that
distort
meaning.
Sentence
structures are
distorted.

Vocabulary
used is
inappropriate.

Note:
Award ‘0’ mark when there is
- no response or response written in language other than English; or
- mindless lifting of irrelevant chunks form other sources including rubric
When awarding marks, apply the ‘best fit’ principle. No script will fit neatly into any one of the
bands. To determine the appropriate mark, identify the band the response belongs to and refer
to the criteria in band. Examiners should assess the script holistically and always refer to
the coordinated scripts for consistency
Question 29: Longer writing task [30 marks]
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SET 2
BAND

A
EXCELLENT
Task is fulfilled.

Ideas are welldeveloped and wellorganised with
supporting details.

DESCRIPTOR

Language is
accurate with
first draft slips.

Sentence structures
are
varied and used
effectively.
Vocabulary used is
wide and precise.

Interest of reader is
aroused
and sustained.

B
GOOD
Task is
largely
fulfilled.
Ideas are
largely
developed
and
organised
main ideas
and
supporting
details.
Language is
largely
accurate
with minor
errors

C
SATISFACTORY
Task is
sufficiently
fulfilled.
Ideas are
sufficiently
developed but
lack
organization and
supporting
details.

D
WEAK
Task is
partially
fulfilled.
Ideas are
partially
developed
and lack
organisation.

E
VERY WEAK
Task is hardly
fulfilled.

Language is
sufficiently
accurate with
some minor and
major errors.

Sentence
structures
are
mostly
varied.
Vocabulary
used is wide
enough and
mostly
precise.
Interest of
reader is
largely
aroused.

Sentence
structures
are sufficiently
varied.

Language is
partially
accurate with
a higher
degree of
major errors.
Sentence
structures
lack variety
and are
repetitive.
Vocabulary
used is
limited.

Language is
inaccurate
with major
errors that
distort
meaning.
Sentence
structures are
distorted

Interest of
reader
is partially
aroused.

Interest of
reader is
hardly
aroused.

Vocabulary used
is sufficient but
lacks precision.

Interest of reader
is sufficiently
aroused.

Ideas are not
developed
and not
organised.

Vocabulary
used is
inappropriate.

Note:
Award ‘0’ mark when there is
- no response or response written in language other than English; or
- mindless lifting of irrelevant chunks form other sources including rubric
When awarding marks, apply the ‘best fit’ principle. No script will fit neatly into any one of the
bands. To determine the appropriate mark, identify the band the response belongs to and refer
to the criteria in the band. Examiners should assess the script holistically and always refer
to the coordinated scripts for consistency.

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