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TIPS TO SCORE ‘A’ FOR PAPER 1 ( OBJECTIVE

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SK English Paper 1 – Objective Paper
Time – 50 mins Total marks – 40 marks
No of questions – 40 . Choose the correct or best answer marked A, B, C or D.
Then, on the
answer sheet , darken the space of the letter of the answer that has been
chosen. Also circle the
letter on the question paper.
Questions 1 – 10
Vocabulary – word, phrase or sentence level.
Questions – stimuli based with or without graphics.
Questions 11 – 15
Social and language expression.
- correct social expression with clues
- suitable vocabulary on given situations
- parts of speech based on clues.
Questions are based on pictures showing common social situations. Study each
picture carefully,
make sure of the situation. Choose appropriate response that fits the situation.
Questions 16 – 25
Grammar
- grammatical items, spelling and punctuation.
- synonyms and antonyms
- questions stimuli based with graphics.
Questions 26 – 30
Text Completion.
- A cloze passage – a picture is given.
- 5 blanks – test on the use of parts of speech ( grammar ) – visual and textual
clues. Look carefully and choose the correct answers.
Questions 31 – 40
Reading and Comprehension. ( 10 multiple choice questions , 2 passages. )
- a non-linear passage and a linear passage.
Reading skills :
- main idea - specific information
- cause and effect relationships - drawing conclusions
- predicting outcomes - sequencing
- vocabulary - inference
TIP : To score excellently well , pupils must think beyond the text. Use own
experience and
knowledge in order to answer the questions correctly.

9. clogs. ) 15. 3. sawmill etc 4. telematch etc. land and water transport. arches. spanner. birds. 7.Footwear – sneakers. overall. porch etc.Buildings – description of buildings .instruments or tools used by the people 10. insects. lair . amphibians. hoe. D before choosing the best answer. slippers. 3. bucket. apiary. yacht. Cloze passage – look carefully at the picture.Places – airport. fish slice. microscope etc.) 13.Kitchen Utensils ( pestle and mortar. 14. Pupils have to understand the situation and dialogue before choosing the correct response that fits the situation in the picture. Answer all the questions given.Occupations – things . helipad. 5. jippa.Transport – air.TIPS ON ANSWERING THE UPSR ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER 1 1. gas cylinder. Look at the pictures or graphics given and relate them to the answers given.drawer. rake. B.Objects . indoor games.Hobbies – collecting stickers. sandals. 6.Animal homes – barn. trees 12. animals and their young. outdoor activities. parts of the buildings ( minarets. apron etc. 9.Relationships – ( doctor-patient-nurse. burrow. quarry. high-heeled shoes . 8. C. toothpaste.Games – sports equipment . dothi . flowers. 4. Read all the options A. cable car etc. desert. cemetery. gardening. 2. saucer etc. etc. aviary. reservoir. sports attire . 6. Comprehension question -Pupils should read the passage at least twice so that they understand it better. harbour. TYPES OF VOCABULARY ITEMS 1. pinafore. flower arrangement. Read the passage at least twice to get a general idea. raft. hovercraft. landfill. stable.Animals – ( Gender – masculine and feminine ) . fishes. boots. other animals 2.Food and Drinks . IMPORTANT NOTES & TIPS TO SCORE A Section A Questions 1 – 4 ( a sentence with a missing word ) You are advised to spend 4 minutes on these questions. scooter. vest. screwdriver. Read and understand the questions. Mammals. aunt-uncle-niece-nephew. 7. 5. hutch. spikes etc.Plants – fruit. Look at all the punctuation marks. den.Clothing – traditional costume. reptiles. 11. 8. sty. jacket. making handicraft. chopping board .

Parts of the body – head.Collective nouns – for people.Remember – Spelling . Pupils with a good command of the language are able to express ideas . .A composite picture with helping words based on the picture. .16.May use or may not use all the words given . -Write a composition in a few paragraphs based on the pictures and words given.Sentence construction based on given words and graphics. Section B – Question 2 .People – Gender ( Masculine and Feminine ) . punctuation ( tanda bacaan ) dan legibility ( tulisan yang jelas ) Section C – Question 3 -Note expansion question. Section A . No of questions – 3 Total marks – 40 marks 3 Sections – Section A. IPS TO SCORE ‘A’ FOR PAPER 2 ( SUBJECTIVE ) SK English Paper 2 – Subjective Time – 1 hour 15 mins.Must write 5 sentences based on the picture given.Question 2 a . TIPS ON ANSWERING THE UPSR ENGISH LANGUAGE PAPER PAPER 2 -Look at the pictures and observe the activities and situation in it. . things and animals 18.Sentence level while making a preference into grid (b) .Question 2 b . arm and leg 17. -Pupils who have a good command of English are able to score high marks in this section.Word transfer – word and phrase level .Pupils have to read and understand information of the 3 items based on the various topics .Information transfer question. . -The helping words given will help pupils get a general idea of what the situation . Section B and Section C * Pupils are tested on the ability to construct sentences with the correct structure and grammar. -Read instructions carefully before answering the question.Question 1 .

Use the words to make 5 complete sentences to describe the picture. -Try not to make grammatical and spelling errors when constructing sentences. you may say . Make your sentences interesting. -Pupils must be careful with the spelling of words. Make sure the sentences describe the picture logically and correctly. IMPORTANT NOTES & TIPS TO SCORE A UPSR PAPER 2. You may not use all the words given. You may add adjectives and adverbs. “My family and I …. who is wearing a scarf. Read the instructions carefully. Section A Question 1 ( 1 picture and 10 words are given . 8. Study the picture and words given. -The tense used must be consistent. 9. do not use it. Write 5 sentences about the picture. Present and Present Continuous Tense. use the dictionary and do a lot of practices in answering the English papers. 7. compound sentences and complex sentences can be used to construct sentences. ) You are advised to spend 15 minutes on this section. Use linkers or sentence connectors and conjunctions where appropriate. Pay attention to Subject-Verb Agreement. -Sentences do not have to be in sequence. -You may name the people in the picture but you must be specific. Eg.” . -If there are two boys . -The sentences must be related to the situation in the pictures. You must be consistent when using tenses to describe the picture.” or “ I am . -Simple sentences. “ The elder boy is walking away while his younger brother is still buying the bread. Read the sentences and check if they are logical and grammatically correct. 4. 5. -For Section A. -You are not required to write a story.is in the picture. Avoid writing . 6.. MORE USEFUL TIPS TO SCORE A IN SECTION A -If you do not know the word given or unsure of its meaning. capital letters and punctuations when transferring information from the original text. 3. is carrying her baby. Eg. Puan Kamariah. However read the instructions carefully.Do not put yourself in the picture. -Write in paragraphs for Section C. -Do constant revision of your teachers’ notes . pupils may use the Present Continuous Tense to describe the actions that are happening at present. Do not forget to do all your corrections. Check your answers and correct any mistakes in grammar. 2. TIPS: 1. spelling and punctuation. -Pupils may or may not use the helping words to construct sentences in SectionA and C.

very happy. is selling bread and cakes to his customers.” -If you wish to use the Past Tense. and . CONSTRUCTING COMPOUND SENTENCES Construct 2 simple sentences first. the sentences must be in the Past Tense . 4. buns and cakes from Encik Ahmad. NAME + OCCUPATION + ACTION + WHILE + ACTION Pn Ashah. 5. There was a big container on his motorcycle and some bread hanging around it. CONSTRUCTING COMPLEX SENTENCES. The two women are carrying their babies and walking towards the bread vendor. NAME + DESIGNATION + ACTION + WHILE + ACTION Farah and Rani . NAME + OCCUPATION + ACTION + ACTION Encik Ahmad. so. the bread vendor. 1. Women and children bought their favourite bread. Remember.but. 3. is helping her teacher to carry her heavy bag. is sweeping the compound. are in their tracksuits while waiting for their . 3. 2.the bread vendor went to a housing area to sell bread to his customers. because. The players are rushing to take shelter because it is raining. Last Sunday. The children are buying their favourite bread while their mothers are watching them. who is wearing a helmet. Join them together with conjunctions eg. while. NAME + WHO + ACTION + ACTION Latipah. bought . who is wearing a scarf . 5. 1. Table 1 Subject + Verb + Predicate The bread vendor is selling fresh bread. The children are buying their favourite bread. 2. the teacher. when . His business was good that day and he was happy. buns and cakes to his customers. so that . 4. the bread vendor. as . Eg. is showing her pupils how to make paper flowers while sitting on the floor. Sample Answer 1. went . Encik Ahmad got his fresh and delicious bread from a bakery. two active children. buns and cakes from him. 2. state the time.Encik Ahmad. The women and children bought a lot of bread. NAME + ADJECTIVE + ACTION Siti Khatijah. Look for the words that can guide you. a helpful pupil.

3. Therefore. 5. Use a variety of sentences. . 1 mark for each correct answer. SCORING 1. Read the instructions and information given carefully.4 .coach to train them . 6. . Use adjectives to make the description more interesting. You must try to give good reasons for making your choice.7 and 8 . List down the points and reasons . PRACTICE FOR QUESTION 2 Section B Question 2 ( A stimulus is given.Sentences are correct.Full marks is 5 Good mark . Check your spelling. -------------------Scoring Good and Excellent marks for Question 1 Good marks . You do not have to make a comparison with the other items.Few errors in grammar. Look for key words. Question 2 b. ) However.Most sentences are correct. Use linkers to give the description a smoother flow. . ) You are advised to spend 25 minutes on this section. Complete a table with information from the stimulus. look at the table and find the information you need to complete the table. 4.Few single word errors. ( Besides. . There is no right or wrong choice. 7. Question 2 a – Full marks is 10. 2. Pictures with short notes are given. TIPS 1. use them appropriately . Transfer the information to the blanks in the table. spelling and punctuation errors. . 9. 8.Nearly no grammatical. spelling and punctuation. Then write a paragraph giving reasons for a choice made.Ideas are relevant to the picture. No mark for an answer with spelling errors.Ideas are relevant to the picture. 10. simple and compound. For Question 2 a . choose one option from the choices given. grammar and punctuation . Excellent marks – 9 and 10 .Simple and compound sentences . Moreover etc. You can use the information from the table to help you list out reasons for your choice.and not for every sentence. 2. Refer to the answers given as examples to follow. Write neatly and clearly. For Question 2 b.

Price / Fee / Fare / Cost • The price is low . Some errors. which is RM50. Besides. • The whole chicken costs RM12 each and it is the cheapest of all. • This occupation is suitable for me. It costs RM20.Spelling and punctuation correct. • It is worth buying. it is affordable. / It suits me. I can meet many kinds of people and learn about their culture and traditions. Excellent mark . • I can contribute my service to the poor people . • I choose to be a policeman because I can keep law and order. 2. This job is challenging although it is sometimes dangerous. • The handbag is cheap. Although the racquet is expensive. Occupations • I like to be a teacher when I grow up because I can impart knowledge to pupils. . It is my responsibility to keep the town safe and peaceful. Meaning is still clear. relevant and clear. I will get a RM10 discount if I register early.Simple and compound sentences. Simple and compound sentences. Most reasons are well planned. • This job is enjoyable and I get to meet many people. • I prefer to be a doctor when I grow up because I can treat sick people and save lives. • The fee is not too expensive. • The qualification needed is a university degree. . SUGGESTED SENTENCES FOR ANSWERING QUESTION 2 B ( APPLY THEM APPROPRIATELY ) 1.Hardly any errors.Language used is very good. • I would choose SMART Tuition Centre because its fees is the lowest of all. .Reasons are clear and well planned.- Language used is good. Some punctuation and spelling errors. • The price. • It is highly paid. / The salary is high. relevant and interesting. • It is the cheapest among the three . • Being a pilot is interesting because I get to travel around the world. . • It is a reasonable fee and I think I can afford it. I will get a lovely basket for free. Furthermore. is reasonable and affordable.5 . • Although the price of the kitten is quite costly. I can visit many different countries all over the world. • It is very economical to choose Package A because the price is within my budget. This means I will pay less. . (items ) • The price is RM70.

Therefore. • Living in a terrace house is interesting because we have many friendly neighbours who can help one another. • Singing is entertaining and fun. The surroundings are green and the scenery is beautiful. • Collecting stamps is interesting and beneficial. which is sufficient for my uncle’s family. it is the most suitable for my elder sister’s big family. there is a small garden in front of the house. I am sure she and her family will feel comfortable living in it. • I prefer the house on the hill over looking the park because of the beautiful scenery and peaceful surroundings. I can become more knowledgeable. This place is quite far from the city and it is located near a jungle. Moreover. • Staying in Homestay Amanda will be a wonderful experience for my sister’s pen pal and her family who love nature. It keeps me fit and healthy. They can enjoy jungle-trekking and looking at the beautiful flowers and plants. The package is for 3 days and 2 nights. vocabulary and grammar. It is convenient to go to school because there is an efficient bus service in this area. there are many facilities around such as a hair saloon. • Swimming is a good form of exercise because it strengthens the muscles of every part of the body. • Working indoor is more comfortable and I am protected from the sun and rain. They can take photographs of many insects too. where we can grow many colourful flowering plants. Besides. • In addition.-----------------------------3. Therefore. My uncle’s family can experience feeding the animals on the farm and plucking rambutans from the orchard. • I would choose Homestay Sg. gymnasium and a mini-market. • I can enjoy the fresh air while cycling around the neighbourhood. Houses / Homestay • The double-storey house in Taman Sri Selama is located quite near my school. • The security around this apartment is tight and my family will feel safe living here. it is quiet and peaceful. 4. . • The semi-detached bungalow is the most spacious of all the houses. Bayor because my uncle’s family loves the countryside. • Joining the Music Club gives the chance to play musical instruments and make new friends. adventurous and challenging. Activities • I prefer outdoor activities to indoor activities because they are more exciting. it is very convenient for us. • Reading can improve our general knowledge. • My father will like this house because the porch in front is big enough for parking two cars. The air is fresh and cool. We can gain a lot of knowledge about countries all over the world. It is my favourite activity and I am very talented in singing.

• 6. • Eating fresh fruits is good for health. It is good to eat them when they are fresh. Fruits • I would choose the durian as it is my family’s favourite fruit . I prefer local fruits because they are cheaper and fresher. • It is entertaining and I would enjoy watching it. It looks elegant. He can wear it when he goes for his sports activities. he can wear it to important functions like meetings and business trips. • SPARK shoes are comfortable for my brother to wear. My brother can wear them to school or for an outing. We can either eat it fresh or make it into a drink. These sandals are made in Malaysia and I prefer local products. I can learn good moral values from the movie. Besides. They are rich in vitamins. It is made of good quality silk material. It is rich in carbohydrates and vitamin. • The batik shirt has beautifully-designed patterns and it is very attractive. “The King of Fruits” and is very popular during the durian season. • It is durable because it is made from good quality material. Besides. • I would choose the long skirt with flowered patterns for my mother because she will look beautiful in it. My mother can wear it when she attends a party with her friends. It is comfortable to wear. • The Happyfit sandals come in three colours which are pink. Its flesh is creamy and delicious. responsible and disciplined person. • The free gift is a wallet. So. • I get the chance to represent my school in sports . 7. It is known as. We can buy them from the market or supermarket. It is very useful . I will be proud if I win the first prize in the sports meet. 5. I can keep up the good name of my school. We will not fall sick easily if we eat fresh fruits every day. • The sizes are large and medium. • It is trendy . Laughing is good and I can . yellow and white. Moreover.• Co-curricular activities help me to become an active . • It is suitable for children like me. I am going to choose pink as it is my favourite colour. • I prefer the sweet and sour juicy mangoes. • The long-sleeved shirt suits my father well as he will look smart in it. The large size fits me well. Clothing / Shoes • I would choose the POLO sports shirt for my father because it is suitable for him. 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. SPARK is the most popular brand among children today. I can walk comfortably in them. it is fashionable and attractive. Mango juice is a popular drink too. It makes him look stylish and sporty. • The orange contains Vitamin C which keeps us healthy. They are made from good quality leather so they will last longer.

Food ( burger . encyclopedia . wallet.Books ( adventure . chess. drawing cartoons. train . Practise writing notes for the following topics and others: . light yellow. • The ticket price is RM10 for an adult and RM6 for a child and it is reasonable.Hobbies ( painting . bird . cooking. plane ) .70. sewing. monopoly .Transport ( coach . Penang Island ) ---------------------POINT REASON Fancy Blouse Price: Only RM65. it is comfortable to wear. remote-controlled car ) . • This documentary provides me a lot of knowledge about sea animals and marine life. pen . pink and brown.It is useful as I can keep my coins in it.Traditional Games ( top-spinning .Objects ( watch .00 pm show is suitable for me as I am free at that time.release stress. Price: The price is RM65. neck-tie .Toys ( soft toy . dictionary ) . flowering plant . kitten . • It is shown at the Star Cineplex which is a walking distance away from my house. muffins ) . magazine. They are light blue. canoe race ) . * Task .Events ( car race . light yellow. netball.Indoor Games ( scrabble . snake and ladder .Outdoor Games ( football. collecting coins ) . computer ) . kite flying . hobbies .Pets ( hamster . handbag.Package Tours to holiday destinations ( Genting Highlands . It is reasonable and affordable. ferns ) . Colours It comes in four colours. Besides. fish ) .Trees ( fruit tree . sponge cake .70 Material : Cotton Free: Purse Available in four colours – light blue. Malacca . light green. jigsaw-puzzle . Langkawi Island . volleyball ) . gardening . My favourite colour is light blue. marbles ) . light green. • The 5. hockey . mountain-climbing . _______________________________ . Free The gift is a purse. pink and brown. grammar . computer game ) . handball . Material The material is cotton and it is suitable for me.

12. You may change the order of the words as long as the meaning is clear. Use simple. Read and understand the notes given for each picture. The introduction maybe in Present Tense if you are describing the main character of the story. Try to use the same tense throughout. 5. 9. Write sentences to describe the pictures given. Look at the pictures carefully. use idioms. Use the correct sentence structures. Have an opening and a closure. TIPS 1. 3. 14. compound and complex sentences. grammar and punctuation. Plan your ideas well. 16. Suddenly . Your sentences should link well so that your story has a smooth flow in your story. Understand the story. 10. Check that you have used the full-stop.Then. 11. Immediately.PRACTICE FOR PAPER 2 QUESTION 3 Section C Question 3 ( Pictures with short notes are given . similies or proverbs. If you are confident. ( Meanwhile. . 7. Use the notes given to help you write the sentences ) You are advised to spend 35 minutes on this section. Check for mistakes in spelling. 6. Do not repeat your ideas. comma and capital letters. Write a variety of sentences. Read the instructions carefully. Pay attention to the words given to give you a clue to what tense to use. Within a few minutes. As he was walking home. 8. 15. After that . Using the notes given . Write creatively. Firstly. Write neatly. etc ) 13. 2. 4. write 3 or 4 paragraphs to describe the pictures or story. Use proper vocabulary to express your ideas. Use adjectives and adverbs to make them interesting.