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THE FORMAT

3 SECTIONS / QUESTIONS:1. SENTENCE CONSTRUCTION (10 MARKS) 2. (a) INFORMATION TRANSFER (10 MARKS) (b) GIVING REASONS (5 MARKS) 3. NOTE EXPANSION ESSAY WRITING (15 MARKS) TIME ALLOCATION : 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

THE DOs AND THE DONTs

DOs
1. Study the picture carefully. 2. Look at the entire picture and answer these questions: Who? What? Where? Why? 3. Circle 5 items (e.g. people, animals, objects)that you want to write on. 4. Write 5 sentences based on a composite picture. 5. Usage of names You can use names if there is an indicator. 6. Write only what you see in the picture. 7. Be specific provide as much information as you can.

DONTs
1. Cannot use I and my 2. Dont begin your sentences with pronouns. 3. Not advisable to use adjectives and adverbs because they are abstract and cannot be seen in the picture. 4. Do not write about the theme. e.g. There are many stalls in Malaysia.

DOs

DONTs

8. You may or may not use the 5. Dont guess or predict. words given. 9. Use the words that you know the 6. Do not write in general. meaning and able to use them in your sentences. 7. Do not write a story 10. Look for verbs, prepositions. 11. Advisable to use present continuous tense. 12. Write independent sentences. 13. Use other grammar items (articles, prepositions, conjunctions, pronouns) 14. Usage of new words / vocabulary / phrases are encouraged. 15. Correct grammar, spelling and punctuations. 16. Legible handwriting.

1. Study the given visual text carefully. It may be an advertisement, notice, library card, poster etc. 2. Read the questions. 3. Then transfer the information from the given visual text to the blanks. 4. Make sure you fill all the blanks. 5. Copy figures, numbers and words correctly. Marks will be deducted for: - wrong spelling and punctuation - wrong grammar - wrong information or unclear meaning. 6. In writing out the answer, look at the advertisement, notice, library card carefully for clues. These clues will help you make a choice. 7. Make sure the meaning of your sentence is clear. 8. Check your answers for correct spelling, grammar and punctuation. Do not lose marks unnecessarily. 9. Write neatly and clearly. 10.When writing your answers for Question 2b, try to provide at least one good or acceptable reason for each point in the advertisemnet, notice etc.

1. INTRODUCTION Paragraph 1 makes up the introduction. Before writing, study the pictures carefully. Then write, answering these questions: - Who? - Where? - What? - When? - Why? - How? 2. BODY / CONTENTS The body is often is made up of paragraphs 2 and 3. (depends to the writer) - Expand upon the notes given. Use your own words to make complete and correct sentences. - Add your own information. Add new words and phrases. Add describing words or phrases. - Write long and short sentences. - Check your tenses, spelling and punctuation. Do not lose unnecessary marks due to carelessness.

3. CONCLUSION / CLOSURE / ENDING - State your feelings. E.g. We were tired but happy. - Give a moral value. E.g. The teacher raised him for his honesty.

ERRORS 1. Word order also can 2. Question 2b capital letter after I would choose a Bag 3. made from 4. Infinitive to to played 5. was walked 6. Redundancy - He went go to school. - There is a boy is swimming. 8. can played 9. James and his brother was .. 1. can also

CORRECT

2. I choose a bag (Use capital letter only for proper nouns) 3. made of / made in 4. to play 5. was walking 6. - He went to school. - There is a boy swimming.

7. At there, he saw many people. 7. There, he saw many people.


8. can play 9. James and his brother were

ERRORS 10. I and my family 11. Comparison of adjectives - cheaper then 12. Than, he went home. 13. Went he played football.. 14. Double comparative - more cheaper than 15. Simple present tense - I also likes - My mother like 16. Beside, I like . 17. Word order - I like very much durians. 18. Auxiliary verb - I think it reasonable.

CORRECT 10. My family and I 11. cheaper than 12. Then, he went home. 13. When he played football. 14. cheaper than 15. - I also like - My mother likes 16. Besides, I like . 17. I like durians very much. 18. I think it is reasonable.

ERRORS 19. Syntax - The rooms is just. 20. Verb - no need - no time 21. Modals - must helps - can saved

CORRECT 19. The number of rooms is just 20. - Do not need. - Do not have time. 21. - must help - can save

22. I go to my house friend. 23. Its colour is blue.


24. Quantifier - I have many money.

22. I go to my friends house. 23. Its colour is blue.


24. I have a lot of money.

25. Noun a few peoples, childrens 25. A few people, children