Coimisiún na Scrúduithe Stáit

State Examinations Commission
LEAVING CERTIFICATE 2010
MARKING SCHEME
JAPANESE
HIGHER LEVEL
2
LISTENING COMPREHENSION
Part A 18 marks
(1/2 marks if answered in Japanese, romaji or Japanese script)
Participant
Age Birthday What s/he is
doing now (one
detail)
One hobby One reason for
wanting to
go to Japan
1.
TOM
18
1
mark
_________ _________
Mountain
climbing
1 mark
Climb Mount Fuji
(see Mount Fuji half
marks)
1 mark
2.
TARA _____
June
1 mark
16
th
1 mark
2
nd
year of
college (college
student half
marks)
Studying art
(studying half
marks)
1 mark for any of
the above
_________
Go to manga coffee
shop
Go to art galleries.
1 mark for any of the
above
3.
MIKE
23
1
mark
September
1 mark
30
th
1 mark
3
rd
year in
college in Berlin
(college student
half marks)
studying maths
(studying half
marks)
1 mark for any of
the above
Sudoku
puzzles
Studying
Japanese
1 mark for any
of the above
To live there for 3
years
To do a masters in
Tokyo university/ to
go to Tokyo
university)
1 mark for any of the
above
4.
SOPHIE
_____
May
1 mark
19
th
1 mark
Studying fashion
design in
university
(studying half
marks)
4
th
year college
student
(college student
half marks)
1 mark for any of
the above
Designing
clothes
Making
clothes
Going to
fashion shows
1 mark for any
of the above
Studying fashion
design
Study about kimono.
1 mark for any of the
above
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Part B 22 marks
(1/2 marks if answered in Japanese, romaji or Japanese script)
1. Where is the passenger flying to? San Francisco 1 mark
2. How many items of luggage does she want to check in? One 1 mark
3. Who packed the passenger’s bag? Packed it himself 2 marks
4. How many hours is the flight? 9 hours 2 marks
5. What does the passenger request for the evening meal? Vegetarian meal 2 marks
6. When will exactly will the evening meal be served? One hour after departure
2 marks
7. What snacks are available during the flight? Cup noodles/ramen, ice cream,
sandwiches
(any 2 items, 1 mark each) 2 marks
8. What is the weather like at the destination?
a. in the morning fine/ sunny 2 marks
b. in the afternoon rain 2 marks
c. Approximate temperature 20 2 marks
9. What are the following?
a. Boarding gate A36 2 marks
(36 1 mark)
b. Boarding time 5:10 2 marks
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Part C 22 marks
(1/2 marks if answered in Japanese, romaji or Japanese script)
Section 1 12 marks
1. a. Give two details about the apartment, ‘Maison Asahi’.
Any two details, 2 marks each
2DK; over a convenience store; has elevator; very convenient; rent 150,000 yen
4 marks
b. Is she interested in renting the apartment? Why or why not?
No (1 mark) It’s too expensive (1 mark) 2 marks
2. Give three details about the second apartment, ‘Fujimi Apato’.
Any three details, 2 marks each
(Little) far from university; quiet; 80,000 yen rent; 1LDK; has (small) balcony
6 marks
Section 2 10 marks
1. Jack wants to go to: (iii) the library 2 marks
2. Which exit should he take? North 2 marks
3. Label the buildings with the corresponding number on the map
(a) Sony building 8 2 marks
(b) Book shop 2 2 marks
(c) Library 1 2 marks
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Part D (18 marks)
(1/2 marks if answered in Japanese, romaji or Japanese script except question 1 a & b)
1. John returns to his host family after school. What Japanese greetings are used by…
a. John ߚߛ޿߹ / tadaima 1 mark
b. John’s host mother ߅߆߃ࠅߥߐ޿ okaerinasai 1 mark
(߅߆߃ࠅ half marks)
2. a. How many clubs did John go to see? 3 1 mark
b. Give one reason why John did not join….
(i) the English club: No boys/ 20 girls/too easy/ boring 2 marks
(ii) the rugby club: practice is very day/ practice on Saturdays/ too
tough/ no time to study Japanese 2 marks
3. Which club did John decide to join? Kendo club 2 marks
4. 5 marks
Days of week Time Location
Tuesday 1 mark
Thursday 1 mark
4:00 1 mark

6:00 1 mark
Gym 1 mark
5.
a. ‘Men’ helmet 1 mark
b. ‘Shinai’ sword 1 mark
6. Where will John get the Kendo gear?
He can borrow it from the school/ from school 2 marks
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READING COMPREHENSION
Question 1: 35 marks
Part A (25 marks)
A: (7 marks)
1. Look at product reviews left by customers. 3 1 mark
2. Take part in an auction. 10 1 mark
3. To look at the water category 8 1 mark
4. To check your shopping cart 4 1 mark
5. To find out about this month’s special offers 2 1 mark
6. To go to the homepage 1 1 mark
7. To look at the tea category 7 1 mark
B: (14 marks) Half marks if answered in Japanese.
1. What flavour is: (i) Coca Cola Catechin? Green tea flavour 2 marks
(ii) Coca Cola Plus? Lemon flavour 2 marks
2. Fanta is available in three flavours. One is orange, what are the other two?
(i) Grape 2 marks (ii) Italia(n) 1 mark peach 1 mark 4 marks
3. Give the name of one drink which has no calories.
Coca cola catechin / Coca cola plus 2 marks
4. Which drink is most popular among children? Fanta Orange 2 marks
5. How many bottles of drinks are sold in each case? 24 2 marks
㪚㪑㩷 (4 marks)
1.㩷䉸䊐䊃䊄䊥䊮䉪䈱ਛ䈪৻⇟
߫ࠎ

߰ࠆ
䈇㘶䉂‛䈱ฬ೨䈲૗䈪䈜䈎䇯㩷
㩷 䉮䉦䉮䊷䊤㩷 㩷 㩷 㩷 㩷 㩷 㩷 㩷 㩷 2 marks㩷
㩷㩷㩷2.㩷䉸䊐䊃䊄䊥䊮䉪䈱ਛ䈪៤ Ꮺ
ߌ޿ߚ޿
䉴䊃䊤䉾䊒䉕㩷䉅㩷䉌䈉䈖䈫䈏㩷䈪䈐䉎㘶䉂‛䈲䈬䉏䈪䈜䈎DŽ㩷
䊐䉜䊮䉺䊶䉟䉺䊥䉝䊶䊏䊷䉼㩷㩷 㩷 㩷 㩷 㩷 㩷 㩷 㩷 2 marks 㩷
㩷 㩷㩷
Part B (10 marks) Half marks if answered in Japanese.
1. On which date and day were the following reviews left?
(i) drinks Coca Cola Catechin after meals 13/6/2010
1 mark
Sunday
1 mark
(ii) does not really like Coca Cola Catechin 14/12/2009
1 mark
Monday
1 mark
(iii) has never tried Coca Cola Plus Catechin 10/3/2010
1 mark
Wednesday
1 mark
2. What does Yuka prefer to Coca Cola Plus Catechin? Coca cola zero 2 marks
3. Who likes Coca Cola Plus Catechin, but does not like green tea? Kenji 2 marks
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Question 2: 29 marks
A: 5 marks
(1/2 marks if answered in English)
1. ᣣᧄߪޔ࿾㔡
ߓߒࠎ
߇ዋ
ߔߊ
ߥ޿ߢߔ߆ޕ
޿޿߃/ ޿޿߃ޔᄙ޿ߢߔ / ዋߥߊߥ޿ߢߔ / ᄙ޿ 2 marks
2. ࿾㔡ߩߣ߈ ߤߎߦⴕ߆ߥ޿߶߁߇޿޿ߢߔ߆ޕ
߹ߤߩㄭߊ/ Ꮉ㧔ߩߘ߫㧕 / ᶏ㧔ߩㄭߊ㧕 2 marks
B: 10 marks
(1/2 marks if answered in Japanese)
1. What is important to do when you are walking?
Look up. 2 marks
2. What is recommended about car use?
Don’t drive. 2 marks
3. Name 3 items you should pack in your bag.
Water / money / cash card (ATM card) / portable radio/ mobile phone/ food
1 item 0 marks; 2 items 1 mark; 3 items 2 marks 2 marks

4. Name 3 languages in which you can hear the NHK radio news.
English / Chinese / Korean / Portuguese / Spanish
1 item 0 marks; 2 items 1 mark; 3 items 2 marks 2 marks

C: 6 marks
1. ࠛ࡟ࡌ࡯࠲࡯߿ࠛࠬࠞ࡟࡯࠲࡯߆ࠄ߅ࠅߡߊߛߐ޿ޕ
Please get off the elevator and escalator. 3 marks
2. 㜞䈇㩷䈫䈖䉐䈮ⴕ䈦䈩䈒䈣䈘䈇䇯
Please go to high ground/ a high place 3 marks
3.࡜ࠫࠝߩ࠾ࡘ࡯ࠬࠍ⡞޿ߡߊߛߐ޿ޕ
Please listen to the news on the radio. 3 marks
D: 8 marks
1. foreigner 1 mark
2. town 1 mark
3. car 1 mark
4. river 1 mark
5. 㧔ࠃ㧕߻ 1 mark
6. 㧔޿㧕ߊ 1 mark
7. 㧔ߺ㧕ࠆ 1 mark
8. 㧔߈㧕ߊ 1 mark
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Question 3: 36 marks
(Evidence needed that candidates have understood the text; quotation without manipulation
where manipulation required or containing extraneous material: half marks. Answers in
language not specified = half marks)
A: 18 marks
1. ߤ߁߿ߞߡ ᧲ ੩
ߣ߁߈ࠂ߁
߳ⴕ߈߹ߒߚ߆ޕ
ߒࠎ߆ࠎߖࠎߢⴕ߈߹ߒߚޕ/ ߒࠎ߆ࠎߖࠎޕ 2 marks

?. ን჻ጊ
߰ߓߐࠎ
ࠍߤ߁ᕁ޿߹ߒߚ߆ޕ
ᄢ߈޿(1 mark)࡮ᣣᧄߩࠪࡦࡏ࡞(1 mark) 2 marks
㩷㩷 㩷 㩷 㩷 㩷 㩷 㩷 㩷 㩷
3. ߅ᑯ ᒰ
ߴࠎߣ߁
ࠍ㘩ߴߚᓟߢޔ૗ࠍߒ߹ߒߚ߆ޕ
ߔߎߒ߆ࠎߓߩീᒝࠍߒ߹ߒߚޕ/ ߆ࠎߓߩീᒝޕ 2 marks
4. 2 ᮹ⳂȀǃǾǨȀ㸠ǢȓǬǴǠDŽ
࠺ࠖ࠭࠾࡯࡜ࡦ࠼߳ⴕ߈߹ߒߚ߆ޕ 2 marks
5. 17 ᣣߩᄤ᳇ߪࠃ߆ߞߚߢߔ߆ޕ
ߪ޿ޔࠃ߆ߞߚߢߔޕ/ ࠃ߆ߞߚޕ/ ߪࠇߢߒߚޕ 2 marks
6. ߛࠇߦ߅ߺ߿ߍࠍ޽ߍ߹ߔ߆ޕ
ῳߣᲣߣ޽ߨߦ߅ߺ߿ߍࠍ޽ߍ߹ߔޕ/ ῳߣᲣߣ޽ߨޕ 2 marks
7. ᶎ⴩
ࠁ߆ߚ
ߣ⌕‛
߈߽ߩ
ߣߤߜࠄࠍ⾈޿߹ߔ߆ޕ
ࠁ߆ߚࠍ⾈޿߹ߒߚޕ 2 marks
8. േ‛࿦
ߤ߁߱ߟ߃ࠎ
ߪߤߎߩ㚞
߃߈
ߩㄭ
ߜ߆
ߊߦ޽ࠅ߹ߔ߆ޕ
߁߃ߩ߃߈ߩߜ߆ߊߦ޽ࠅ߹ߔޕ/ ߁߃ߩ߃߈ޕ 2 marks
9. േ‛࿦
ߤ߁߱ߟ߃ࠎ
ߢޔߤࠎߥߎߣࠍߒ߹ߒߚ߆ޕ
ࡄࡦ࠳ࠍ⷗ߚࠅޔߒ߾ߒࠎࠍߣߞߚࠅޔࠕࠗࠬࠢ࡝࡯ࡓࠍ㘩ߴ߹ߒߚޕ
/ ࡄࡦ࠳ࠍ⷗߹ߒߚޕߒ߾ߒࠎࠍߣࠅ߹ߒߚޕࠕࠗࠬࠢ࡝࡯ࡓࠍ㘩ߴ߹ߒߚޕ
Any 2 actions, 1 mark each 2 marks
B: 㧠 marks
1. Why did Amy write her diary in the plain form?
Writing for herself so no need to be polite. 1 mark
2. What other times would you come across the plain form?
Advertising; manga; friends or family communicating with one another; a senior
talking to a junior; in other grammatical structures, songs, poems, etc.
Any item 2 marks
1 discretionary mark to be awarded under question 1 or question 2
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C: 14 marks
1. ޽߼ 1 mark rain 1 mark
2. ߭ߛࠅ 1 mark left 1 mark
3. ߴࠎ߈ࠂ߁ 1 mark study 1 mark
4. ޽ߐ 1 mark morning 1 mark
5. ߢࠎߒ߾ 1 mark train 1 mark
6. ߃߈ 1 mark station 1 mark
7. ߓ߆ࠎ 1 mark time/ hour 1 mark
Question 4: 20 marks
A: 12 marks
1. ◲ න
߆ࠎߚࠎ
ߢߔޕ 2 marks
2. ᥅
߫ࠎ
ߏߪࠎࠍ㘩ߴ߹ߒߚ 2 marks
3. ߮ߞߊࠅߒ߹ߒߚޕ 2 marks
4. ⴕߞߚߎߣ߇޽ࠅ߹ߔޕ 2 marks
5. ⴕ߈ߚ޿ߢߔޕ 2 marks
6. ᱷ ᔨ
ߑࠎߨࠎ
ߢߒߚޕ 2 marks
B: 8 marks
1. ߇ 1 mark
2. ߣ/ ߪ 1 mark
3. ߦ/߳ 1 mark
4. ߆ࠄ / ߦ/ߩ/ߪ 1 mark
5. ߆ࠄ 1 mark
6. ߹ߢ 1 mark
7. ߢ/ߩ/߆ࠄ 1 mark
8. ࠍ 1 mark
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WRITTEN PRODUCTION: 100 marks
Question ¯ 40 marks ࠕ or ࠗ
ࠕ Content 16 + 4 discretionary marks; Expression 20
Any four points, 4 marks each.
Discretionary marks (4 marks) to be awarded under any of the following headings
1. ࠕࠗ࡞࡜ࡦ࠼ߩᄤ᳇
ߡࠎ߈
ߪߤ߁ߢߔ߆ޕ

?. ቇ ᩞ
߇ߞߎ߁
ߪߤߎߦ޽ࠅ߹ߔ߆ޕ¹? mu·l:) ቇ ᩞ
߇ߞߎ߁
ߩㄭ
ߜ߆
ߊߦ૗߇޽ࠅ߹ߔ߆ޕ
¹? mu·l:)

3. ቇ ᩞ
߇ߞߎ߁
ߪ ߤ߁ߢߔ߆ޕ

´. Ფ ᣣ
߹޿ߦߜ
ޔ߁ߜߦᏫ
߆߃
ߞߡ߆ࠄޔ૗ࠍߒ߹ߔ߆ޕ

¯. ㅳ ᧃ
ߒࠀ߁߹ߟ
ޔߤࠎߥߎߣࠍߒ߹ߔ߆ޕ

b. ᣣᧄߩ‛
߽ߩ
ߢ߶ߒ޿‛
߽ߩ
߇޽ࠅ߹ߔ߆ޕ૗߇߶ߒ޿ߢߔ߆ޕ
ࠗ Content 16 + 4 discretionary marks; Expression 20
Any 4 points, 4 marks each.
Discretionary marks (4 marks) to be awarded under any of the following headings

1. ኅᣖ
߆ߙߊ


?. ૑
ߔ
ࠎߢ޿ࠆ ߣߎࠈ

3. ቇ ᩞ
߇ߞߎ߁
ߢ৻ ⇟ ᭉ
޿ߜ߫ࠎߚߩ
ߒ߆ߞߚᣣ
߭


´. ᅢ
ߔ
߈ߥ⑼⋡
߆߽ߊ


¯. ᅢ
ߔ
߈ߥࠬࡐ࡯࠷

b. ᅢ߈ߥ෹ ㆐
ߣ߽ߛߜ

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Marking WRITTEN EXPRESSION Question 㧡
Errors Circle in red repeated errors, do not repenalise.
Put circled T for errors in tense usage, R for incorrect use of register , P for
incorrect use of particles and K where Kanji should have been used.
Use wavy line for incorrect use of Hiragana, Kakakana, Kanji, illegible script,
Incorrect punctuation, inaccurate vocabulary.
Underline other mistakes, putting double line under word order errors.
Place w.o in left margin for word order errors.
N.B. Use square brackets for irrelevant material [……]
Expression: Marked out of 20 or 15. If the content mark is 10 or less, or the composition is
too short (less than 150 characters), mark expression out of 15 and write ‘lower E’ to indicate
this. Use the numbering (1-6) when showing individual content points, display total content
points (C =…)and add E/Lower E to give total marks for the composition.
Lower E
Short or C ” 10
15 20 Category description
0 - 3 0 - 5
Vocabulary very inadequate; incorrect use of Hiragana and
Katakana; some Romaji used; illegible characters; little or no
Kanji used; very limited range of structures used.
Poor punctuation.
Serious grammatical errors:
Verb and adjective forms generally incorrect; particles generally
incorrect; tense inconsistent, inappropriate.
Incorrect use of Genkou youshi.
4 - 10 6 - 14
Vocabulary use quite good – generally adequate and appropriate
with perhaps some Japanese idiom. Appropriate and correct use of
Hiragana and Katakana with only occasional errors; adequate use
of Kanji. Adequate range of structures used. Punctuation quite
good.
Few serious/frequent minor grammatical errors:
Verb forms and adjective, tense, particles correct more often than
not.
Use of Genkou youshi quite good.
11 - 15 15 - 20
Vocabulary use good – rich, idiomatic and appropriate. Few word
order mistakes. No or very few mistakes using Hiragana and
Katakana. Good use of Kanji. Wide range of structures used.
Correct punctuation. Good use of genko youshi.
Grammar generally correct:
Good level of accuracy in verb and adjective forms, tense,
particles.
Good use of Genkou youshi.
N.B. Take a global view of language use (E = Expression) to locate the candidate’s work in
the most appropriate category.
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Question 6 60 marks 䉝㩷 㫆㫉㩷䉟㩷
䉝㩷
Content = 23 marks + 7 discretionary marks Expression = 30 marks
Discretionary marks (7 marks) to be awarded under any of the following headings.
㩷 㩷 㩷
㩿㫀㪀㩷
䈍⺀ ↢ ᣣ
ߚࠎߓࠂ߁߮
䈲㩷㩷䈇䈧㩷㩷䈪䈜䈎䇯㩷
3 marks

㩷㩷㪦㪩㩷

㩿㫀㪀㩷
䈍⺀ ↢ ᣣ
ߚࠎߓࠂ߁߮
䈲㩷㩷䈇䈧㩷㩷䈪䈜䈎䇯㩷
3 marks 㩷
5 marks each for any FOUR of the following points covered
㩿㫀㫀㪀㩷
㩷 㩷

㩷㩷㩷㩷
㩷㩷
㪦㪩㩷
㩿㫀㫀㪀

㪸㩷
䊒䊧䉶䊮㩷䊃䈲૗
ߥߦ
䈏㩷㩷㩷䈾䈚䈇㩷䈪䈜䈎䇯
㪸㩷
䊒䊧䉷䊮䊃䈲૗
ߥߦ
䈏䈾䈚䈎䈦䈢䈪䈜䈎䇯㩷
㪹㩷 䈣䉏㩷㩷䈎䉌㩷䉅䉌䈇䉁䈜䈎䇯㩷㩷㩷㩷㩷㩷㩷㩷㩷㩷㩷㩷㩷㩷㩷 㪹 䈣䉏㩷䈎䉌㩷䉅䉌䈇䉁䈚䈢䈎䇯㩷
㪺㩷 䊌䊷䊁䉞䊷䉕䈚䉁䈜䈎㩷 㪺 䊌䊷䊁䉞䊷䉕䈚䉁䈚䈢䈎䇯㩷
㪻㩷
૗ ੱ
ߥࠎߦࠎ
㩷᧪
߈
䉁䈜䈎㩷

૗ ੱ
ߥࠎߦࠎ
㩷᧪
߈
䉁䈚䈢䈎䇯㩷
㪼㩷

ߥߦ
䉕䈜䉎੍ቯ
ࠃߡ޿
䈪䈜䈎䇯㩷

䊌䊷䊁䉞䊷䈪䇮૗
ߥߦ
䉕䈚䉁䈚䈢䈎䇯㩷
㪽㩷
䊌䊷䊁䉞䈲䇮䈬䈉ᕁ
߅߽
䈇䉁䈜䈎䇯㩷㩷㩷㩷㩷㩷㩷㩷㩷
㪽㩷
䊌䊷䊁䉞䈲䇮䈬䈉ᕁ
߅߽
䈇䉁䈚䈢䈎䇯㩷
㩷㩷
䉟㩷㩷㩷
Content = 25 marks + 5 discretionary marks Expression = 30 marks
Discretionary marks (5marks) to be awarded under any of the following headings.

㩿㫀㪀㩷
㩷 ዁ ᧪
ߒࠂ߁ࠄ޿
䇮ᄖ ࿖
߇޿ߎߊ
䈮㩷૑
ߔ
䉂䈢䈇㩷䈪䈜䈎䇯䈬䈱࿖
ߊߦ
䈮૑
ߔ
䉂䈢䈇䈪䈜䈎䇯㩷㩷㩷㩷㩷5 marks
㩿㫀㫀㪀㩷
5 marks each for any FOUR of the following points covered㩷
㪸㪅㩷㩷䈠䈱࿖
ߊߦ
䈮૑
ߔ
䉖䈪૗
ߥߦ
䉕䈚䈢䈇䈪䈜䈎䇯㩷
㪹㪅㩷䈠䈱࿖
ߊߦ
䈮ⴕ䈦䈢㩷䈖䈫㩷䈏㩷䈅䉍䉁䈜䈎䇯㩷
㪺㪅㩷㩷䈠䈱࿖
ߊߦ
䈱ᄤ᳇
ߡࠎ߈
䈲㩷䈬䈉䈪䈜䈎䇯㩷
㪻㪅㩷㩷䈠䈱࿖
ߊߦ
䈮૗ ᐕ
ߥࠎߨࠎ
䈓䉌䈇૑
ߔ
䉃੍ቯ
ࠃߡ޿
䈪䈜䈎䇯㩷
㪼㪅㩷㩷䈠䈱࿖
ߊߦ
䈱᦭ ฬ
ࠁ߁߼޿
䈭㩷㩷䈫䈖䉐㩷㩷䈲㩷䈬䈖䈪䈜䈎䇯㩷
㪽㪅㩷㩷㩷䈠䈱࿖
ߊߦ
䈱᦭ ฬ
ࠁ߁߼޿
䈭ੱ
߭ߣ
㩷䈲㩷㩷䈣䉏㩷䈪䈜䈎䇯㩷

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Marking WRITTEN EXPRESSION for Question 6
Errors Circle in red repeated errors, do not repenalise.
Put circled T for errors in tense usage, R for incorrect use of register , P for
incorrect use of particles and K where Kanji should have been used.
Use wavy line for incorrect use of Hiragana, Kakakana, Kanji, illegible script,
Incorrect punctuation, inaccurate vocabulary.
Underline other mistakes, putting double line under word order errors.
Place w.o in left margin for word order errors.
N.B. Use square brackets for irrelevant material [……]
Expression: Marked out of 30 or 20. If the content mark is 15` or less, or the composition
is too short (less than 200 characters), mark expression out of 20 and write ‘lower E’ to
indicate this. Use the numbering (i) a- f, and (ii)a –d, when showing individual content
points, display total content points (C =…) and add E/Lower E to give total marks for the
composition.
Lower E
Short or C ”15
20 30 Category description
0 - 4 0 - 7
Vocabulary very inadequate; incorrect use of Hiragana and
Katakana; some Romaji used; illegible characters; little or no
Kanji used; very limited range of structures used.
Poor punctuation.
Serious grammatical errors:
Verb and adjective forms generally incorrect; particles generally
incorrect; tense inconsistent, inappropriate.
Incorrect use of Genkou youshi.
5 - 12 8 - 20
Vocabulary use quite good – generally adequate and appropriate
with perhaps some Japanese idiom. Appropriate and correct use of
Hiragana and Katakana with only occasional errors; adequate use
of Kanji. Adequate range of structures used. Punctuation quite
good.
Few serious/frequent minor grammatical errors:
Verb forms and adjective, tense, particles correct more often than
not.
Use of Genkou youshi quite good.
13 - 20 21 - 30
Vocabulary use good – rich, idiomatic and appropriate. Few word
order mistakes. No or very few mistakes using Hiragana and
Katakana. Good use of Kanji. Wide range of structures used.
Correct punctuation. Good use of genko youshi.
Grammar generally correct:
Good level of accuracy in verb and adjective forms, tense,
particles.
Good use of Genkou youshi.
N.B. Take a global view of language use (E = Expression) to locate the candidate’s work in
the most appropriate category.

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romaji or Japanese script) Participant Age Birthday What s/he is doing now (one detail) One hobby 1. TOM 18 1 mark 2. TARA _____ June 1 mark 16th 1 mark 2nd year of college (college student half marks) Studying art (studying half marks) 1 mark for any of the above 3rd year in college in Berlin (college student half marks) _________ _________ Mountain climbing One reason for wanting to go to Japan Climb Mount Fuji (see Mount Fuji half marks) 1 mark Go to manga coffee shop Go to art galleries. SOPHIE _____ 19th 1 mark May 1 mark 1 mark for any of the above Studying fashion design in university (studying half marks) 4th year college student (college student half marks) 1 mark for any of the above 1 mark for any of the above Designing clothes Making clothes Going to fashion shows 1 mark for any of the above Studying fashion design Study about kimono. 1 mark _________ 3.LISTENING COMPREHENSION Part A 18 marks (1/2 marks if answered in Japanese. MIKE 23 September 1 mark 30th 1 mark Sudoku puzzles 1 mark for any of the above To live there for 3 years To do a masters in Tokyo university/ to go to Tokyo university) Studying Japanese studying maths (studying half marks) 1 mark 4. 1 mark for any of the above 1 mark for any of the above 2 .

sandwiches (any 2 items. romaji or Japanese script) 1. Boarding gate b. in the morning b. How many items of luggage does she want to check in? One 3. What does the passenger request for the evening meal? Vegetarian meal 6. Who packed the passenger’s bag? 4. How many hours is the flight? Packed it himself 9 hours 5. ice cream.Part B 22 marks (1/2 marks if answered in Japanese. What are the following? a. Boarding time A36 (36 1 mark) 5:10 2 marks 2 marks 3 . What is the weather like at the destination? a. in the afternoon c. What snacks are available during the flight? Cup noodles/ramen. 1 mark each) 2 marks fine/ sunny rain 20 2 marks 2 marks 2 marks 8. Approximate temperature 9. When will exactly will the evening meal be served? One hour after departure 2 marks 7. Where is the passenger flying to? San Francisco 1 mark 1 mark 2 marks 2 marks 2 marks 2.

quiet. 1LDK. has (small) balcony 6 marks Section 2 10 marks (iii) the library 2 marks 2 marks 1. Give three details about the second apartment. 80. Any two details. Jack wants to go to: 2. Label the buildings with the corresponding number on the map (a) Sony building 8 2 marks (b) Book shop (c) Library 2 1 2 marks 2 marks 4 . over a convenience store.000 yen rent.Part C 22 marks (1/2 marks if answered in Japanese. 2 marks each (Little) far from university. rent 150. a. Any three details. has elevator. 2 marks each 2DK. romaji or Japanese script) Section 1 12 marks 1. very convenient. Is she interested in renting the apartment? Why or why not? No (1 mark) It’s too expensive (1 mark) 2 marks 2. Which exit should he take? North 3.000 yen 4 marks b. ‘Fujimi Apato’. ‘Maison Asahi’. Give two details about the apartment.

How many clubs did John go to see? 1 mark b. a. Give one reason why John did not join…. Where will John get the Kendo gear? He can borrow it from the school/ from school 2 marks 5 . ‘Men’ b. John / tadaima 1 mark b. (i) the English club: No boys/ 20 girls/too easy/ boring 2 marks (ii) the rugby club: practice is very day/ practice on Saturdays/ too tough/ no time to study Japanese 2 marks 2 marks 5 marks Days of week Tuesday 1 mark Thursday 1 mark Time 4:00 1 mark – 6:00 1 mark Location Gym 1 mark 3. John’s host mother ( 2.Part D (18 marks) (1/2 marks if answered in Japanese. okaerinasai half marks 3 1 mark a. 5. John returns to his host family after school. Which club did John decide to join? Kendo club 4. romaji or Japanese script except question 1 a & b) 1. ‘Shinai’ helmet sword 1 mark 1 mark 6. What Japanese greetings are used by… a.

To find out about this month’s special offers 6. 2. 1. What does Yuka prefer to Coca Cola Plus Catechin? Fanta Orange 24 2 marks 2 marks 2 marks Sunday 1 mark Monday 1 mark Wednesday 1 mark Coca cola zero 2 marks Kenji 2 marks 3. How many bottles of drinks are sold in each case? (4 marks) 1. Look at product reviews left by customers. To look at the water category 4. Who likes Coca Cola Plus Catechin. Which drink is most popular among children? 5. Fanta is available in three flavours. One is orange. what are the other two? (ii) Italia(n) 1 mark peach 1 mark 4 marks (i) Grape 2 marks 3. What flavour is: (i) Coca Cola Catechin? Green tea flavour (ii) Coca Cola Plus? Lemon flavour 2 marks 2 marks 2. but does not like green tea? 6 . 2 marks 2. To look at the tea category 3 10 8 4 2 1 7 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark B: (14 marks) Half marks if answered in Japanese. To go to the homepage 7. To check your shopping cart 5. Coca cola catechin / Coca cola plus 4. Give the name of one drink which has no calories.READING COMPREHENSION Question 1: 35 marks Part A (25 marks) A: (7 marks) 1. Take part in an auction. 1. 2 marks Part B (10 marks) Half marks if answered in Japanese. 3. On which date and day were the following reviews left? (i) drinks Coca Cola Catechin after meals 13/6/2010 1 mark (ii) does not really like Coca Cola Catechin 14/12/2009 1 mark (iii) has never tried Coca Cola Plus Catechin 10/3/2010 1 mark 2.

Name 3 languages in which you can hear the NHK radio news. 2 items 1 mark. Name 3 items you should pack in your bag. 2 items 1 mark. 7. 7 3 marks 3 marks 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark . What is important to do when you are walking? Look up. 3 items 2 marks 2 marks 4. river 5. / 2. 2 marks 3. 2 marks 2. / / 2 marks / / 2 marks B: 10 marks (1/2 marks if answered in Japanese) 1. 3 items 2 marks 2 marks C: 1. foreigner 2. 3 marks 2. 6 marks Please get off the elevator and escalator. Water / money / cash card (ATM card) / portable radio/ mobile phone/ food 1 item 0 marks. Please go to high ground/ a high place 3. 6. Please listen to the news on the radio. English / Chinese / Korean / Portuguese / Spanish 1 item 0 marks.Question 2: 29 marks A: 5 marks (1/2 marks if answered in English) 1. town 3. 8. D: 8 marks 1. What is recommended about car use? Don’t drive. car 4.

Question 3: 36 marks (Evidence needed that candidates have understood the text. manga. Why did Amy write her diary in the plain form? Writing for herself so no need to be polite. (1 mark) 2 marks / 4. What other times would you come across the plain form? Advertising. / 7. poems. Any item 2 marks 1 discretionary mark to be awarded under question 1 or question 2 8 . quotation without manipulation where manipulation required or containing extraneous material: half marks. in other grammatical structures. / 9. etc. / 2 marks (1 mark) 3. 17 / 6. / Any 2 actions. Answers in language not specified = half marks) A: 18 marks 1. a senior talking to a junior. 1 mark each 2 marks 2 marks / 2 marks 2 marks B: marks 1. friends or family communicating with one another. 2 marks 8. songs. 2 2 marks 2 marks 5. 1 mark 2.

2. / 3. 4. 3. / 5. 6.C: 1. 6. 3. 7. / 4. 2 marks 2 marks 2 marks 2 marks 2 marks 2 marks B: 8 marks 1. / / 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 9 . 2. 4. / / 8. 6. 14 marks 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark rain left study morning train station time/ hour 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark 1 mark Question 4: 20 marks A: 12 marks 1. 5. 2. 5. 7.

4 marks each. 4 marks each. Expression 20 Any four points. Expression 20 Any 4 points.WRITTEN PRODUCTION: Question 40 marks 100 marks or Content 16 + 4 discretionary marks. Discretionary marks (4 marks) to be awarded under any of the following headings 10 . Discretionary marks (4 marks) to be awarded under any of the following headings Content 16 + 4 discretionary marks.

14 with perhaps some Japanese idiom. Punctuation quite good.15 15 . little or no Kanji used. Incorrect use of Genkou youshi. particles. inaccurate vocabulary.10 6 . very limited range of structures used.B. mark expression out of 15 and write ‘lower E’ to indicate this. Few serious/frequent minor grammatical errors: Verb forms and adjective. Good use of Kanji. illegible characters. Grammar generally correct: Good level of accuracy in verb and adjective forms. some Romaji used. Incorrect punctuation. idiomatic and appropriate. display total content points (C =…)and add E/Lower E to give total marks for the composition. tense. Underline other mistakes. Put circled T for errors in tense usage. P for incorrect use of particles and K where Kanji should have been used. Wide range of structures used. N. incorrect use of Hiragana and 0-3 0-5 Katakana. inappropriate. Use the numbering (1-6) when showing individual content points. Good use of Genkou youshi. Correct punctuation. Vocabulary use good – rich. Use of Genkou youshi quite good. do not repenalise. If the content mark is 10 or less. Poor punctuation. putting double line under word order errors. adequate use of Kanji. Use square brackets for irrelevant material [……] Expression: Marked out of 20 or 15. 11 . particles generally incorrect. tense inconsistent. particles correct more often than not. Kakakana. Adequate range of structures used. Place w. Lower E Short or C 10 15 20 Category description Vocabulary very inadequate.B. Good use of genko youshi.Marking WRITTEN EXPRESSION Question Errors Circle in red repeated errors. tense. No or very few mistakes using Hiragana and Katakana.o in left margin for word order errors. Use wavy line for incorrect use of Hiragana. or the composition is too short (less than 150 characters). Take a global view of language use (E = Expression) to locate the candidate’s work in the most appropriate category. Kanji. Vocabulary use quite good – generally adequate and appropriate 4 . illegible script. N.20 order mistakes. Appropriate and correct use of Hiragana and Katakana with only occasional errors. Serious grammatical errors: Verb and adjective forms generally incorrect. R for incorrect use of register . Few word 11 .

3 marks 3 marks 5 marks each for any FOUR of the following points covered Content = 25 marks + 5 discretionary marks Expression = 30 marks Discretionary marks (5marks) to be awarded under any of the following headings.Question 6 60 marks Content = 23 marks + 7 discretionary marks Expression = 30 marks Discretionary marks (7 marks) to be awarded under any of the following headings. 5 marks 5 marks each for any FOUR of the following points covered 12 .

Place w.B. inaccurate vocabulary. Adequate range of structures used. do not repenalise. putting double line under word order errors. N. Underline other mistakes. Put circled T for errors in tense usage. display total content points (C =…) and add E/Lower E to give total marks for the composition. Vocabulary use good – rich. R for incorrect use of register . inappropriate. Vocabulary use quite good – generally adequate and appropriate 5 . particles correct more often than not. 13 . Lower E Short or C 15 20 30 Category description Vocabulary very inadequate. Take a global view of language use (E = Expression) to locate the candidate’s work in the most appropriate category. N. Use wavy line for incorrect use of Hiragana. tense. P for incorrect use of particles and K where Kanji should have been used. illegible script. Incorrect use of Genkou youshi. Serious grammatical errors: Verb and adjective forms generally incorrect. particles generally incorrect. and (ii)a –d. or the composition is too short (less than 200 characters).B. Wide range of structures used. Use square brackets for irrelevant material [……] Expression: Marked out of 30 or 20. adequate use of Kanji. Few word 13 . illegible characters. Good use of Kanji. Few serious/frequent minor grammatical errors: Verb forms and adjective. incorrect use of Hiragana and 0-4 0-7 Katakana. tense inconsistent. Appropriate and correct use of Hiragana and Katakana with only occasional errors. very limited range of structures used. Good use of genko youshi. Use of Genkou youshi quite good. Incorrect punctuation. little or no Kanji used. idiomatic and appropriate. Use the numbering (i) a. Correct punctuation. some Romaji used. particles. when showing individual content points. Punctuation quite good. If the content mark is 15` or less. tense.20 21 .Marking WRITTEN EXPRESSION for Question 6 Errors Circle in red repeated errors. Kanji.o in left margin for word order errors. Good use of Genkou youshi. Poor punctuation. No or very few mistakes using Hiragana and Katakana.f. mark expression out of 20 and write ‘lower E’ to indicate this.12 8 . Kakakana. Grammar generally correct: Good level of accuracy in verb and adjective forms.30 order mistakes.20 with perhaps some Japanese idiom.

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