GUIDELINES

ON HOW TO GET
GOOD MARKS FOR
PAPER 2
ENGLISH UPSR
Paper 2:
 Section A
 Sentence Construction
 Write complete sentences based on a
picture with the words given.
 5 SENTENCES ONLY.
HOW TO ANSWER THIS
SECTION:
 REMIND THE PUPILS TO READ THE INSTRUCTION.
INSTRUCTION IS VERY IMPORTANT.
 ASK THEM TO STUDY THE PICTURE FIRST. WHO
ARE IN THE PICTURE, WHAT ARE THEY DOING.
 LOOK AT EVERY ACTIVITY IN THE PICTURE.
 CONSTRUCT FIVE SENTENCES BASED ON THE
PICTURE AND THE WORDS GIVEN. WRITE ONLY
FIVE SENTENCES, NOT MORE AND NOT LESS.

CONTINUE:
 THEY MAY USE THE WORDS GIVEN AND
THEY MAY NOT USE THEM. ( BUT ITS
BETTER FOR THEM TO USE THE WORDS
GIVEN TO DESCRIBE THE PICTURE).
 SENTENCES MUST BE LINKED TO THE
PICTURE BUT NOT NECESSARILY TO EACH
OTHER.
 THEY DON’T HAVE TO CREATE A STORY
FROM THE PICTURE .
 THEY CAN JUST WRITE ANYTHING THAT
OCCUR IN THEIR MIND AS LONG AS IT IS IN
THE PICTURE.
CONTINUE:

 INDIVIDUAL SENTENCES ARE ACCEPTED, AS
LONG AS THEY DESCRIBE OR TELL WHAT CAN
BE SEEN IN THE PICTURE.

 THEY MAY WRITE VARIETY OF SENTENCES BUT
THE NUMBER STAYS AT FIVE.

 THEY MAY USE SIMPLE SENTENCES, COMPOUND
SENTENCES OR COMPLEX SENTENCES TO
CONSTRUCT THEIR SENTENCES.

 MAKE SURE THEIR SPELLING AND PUNCTUATION
ARE CORRECT.
 TRY TO CONSTRUCT THE SENTENCES
USING THE WORDS.
 IF THEY CANNOT WRITE LONG
SENTENCE, JUST WRITE SIMPLE
SENTENCES WITH CORRECT GRAMMAR.
 THEY CAN ADD IN THE EXAMPLES THAT
CAN BE SEEN IN THE PICTURE. JUST
GIVE THREE EXAMPLES.
 ASK THEM TO DESCRIBE EACH ACTIVITY
IN THE PICTURE. ( IF THEY CAN )
BAND
 EXCELLENT - 9 – 10
 GOOD - 7 - 8
 SATISFACTORY - 5 - 6
 WEAK - 1,2,3,4
BAND A (EXCELLENT)
 All sentences constructed correctly.
 Words used correctly.
 No spelling or punctuation errors.
 Variety of sentence structures.
 Ideas well presented and relevant to
the stimulus.

MARKS : 9 - 10
EXAMPLES OF
GOOD ANSWERS:
pupils eating
throwing
queuing dustbin
food apron counter washing selling
 Several pupils are queuing in front of the
counter waiting for their turn to buy the food.
 The girl holding a plate of food and a glass of
drink is walking towards the table.
 A boy is throwing the rubbish into the dustbin
while the two girls who are talking to each
other are walking towards the table.
 Several pupils are enjoying themselves eating
their food at the table.
 One of the canteen operator is selling food to
the pupils while another one is washing the
dishes at the sink in the kitchen.
wiping mopping queuing eating talking
apron holding food cap table
 Many pupils are enjoying their food at the
canteen while several of them are still
queuing at the counter to buy food.
 One of the canteen operator is mopping the
floor while the other one is wiping the table
with a piece of cloth.
 The girl with a pony tail is eating an ice-
cream while walking towards the man who is
holding several plates and cups in both
hands.
 The man wearing an apron and a cap is
selling food to the pupils at the counter.
 Some pupils are talking to each other while
some are walking around the canteen.
fish vegetables buying butcher selling
meat bargaining
fishmonger
weighing chopping
 The people are busy buying, selling and
bargaining for goods at the market.
 The greengrocer is weighing the vegetables
chosen by his customer on the weighing
scale.
 The butcher who is wearing an apron is
chopping the meat using a chopping knife on
a stump.
 The lady wearing baju kurung is holding a
basket while showing at the hanging banana
at the fruit stall.
 The fishmonger who is wearing an apron is
waiting for the customer at his stall.

hawkers holding carrying stall pail
night
market
boxes table basket lorry
 The hawkers are busy preparing to open their
stalls at the night market.
 The girl with a pony tail is helping the man to
unload a box from the lorry.
 The man wearing a cap is carrying a big
umbrella on his shoulder while the man next
to him is holding a big box.
 There are two pails and two boxes of things
under the table near the man who is opening
the big umbrella.
 The man carrying a box on his shoulder is
walking towards his stall while the two man
are busy displaying their good at their stall
which is near the van.

EXAMPLES OF PAST YEARS
QUESTIONS PAPERS
EXCELLENT ANSWER:
 The family is busy preparing for Hari Raya in their
house.
 The grandmother is sitting on the mat while weaving
the ketupat casing.
 The boy standing on the stool is hanging the curtain
with the help from the lady wearing a batik blouse.
 The lady with a bun is sewing a cloth at the sewing
machine near the grandmother.
 The lady wearing an apron is holding a baking tray
using a pair of kitchen gloves.
 Another lady, wearing baju kurung is mixing the
mixture in the mixing bowl at the kitchen.
 The family is in their house.
 The grandmother is sitting on the mat.
 She is weaving the ketupat casing.
 The boy is hanging the curtain.
 Mak Limah is sewing a cloth at the
sewing machine.
 Cik Ani is wearing an apron.
 She is holding a baking tray.
 Lina is mixing the mixture in the mixing
bowl.

ACHIEVEMENT BAND
UPSR 2010
 SITI, THE GIRL WITH A PONYTAIL IS WRAPPING
THE BOX WITH A POLKA DOT WRAPPING PAPER AT
THE TABLE.
 LUCY, THE GIRL WITH A SCHOOL UNIFORM IS
STANDING NEAR THE TABLE WHILE POLISHING A
TROPHY USING A PIECE OF CLOTH.
 RAZLAN AND FADZHIL ARE ARRANGING THE BALLS
IN THE BOX WHILE KNEELING ON THE FLOOR.
 KAMIL IS LIFTING A CONGKAK BOARD / SET TO
ARRANGE / KEEP IT ON THE TABLE NEXT TO HIM.
 IQBAL, WHO IS FACING KAMIL, IS PUTTING A
SMALL BOX INTO A BIG BOX WHILE SQUATTING ON
THE FLOOR.
 (10 MARKS)
UPPER AND LOWER CASE
 Most pupils tend to follow the way of
writing in the advertisement or in
television. AVOID IT !!!

 Names of people are written in small
letter.

 Mixture of uppercase and lower case.


 REMIND THE PUPILS TO BE VERY
CAREFUL WITH THE SPELLING AND
PUNCTUATION.
 MAKE SURE THE UPPER CASE AND
LOWER CASE ARE CORRECT.
 EXAMPLE:
 Help NOT HelP
 Boy NOT boY
BECAREFUL !!!

REMIND THE PUPILS TO
AVOID THESE TYPES OF
ERRORS !!!
REDUNDANCY

A Proton Saga car - a Proton Saga
A Savvy car - a Savvy
Went back home - went home
At there - there
Thank to him - thank him
Red colour - red
Papaya fruit - papaya
Hibiscus flower - hibiscus

REMIND THEM:
 My family and I – we
 My father - he
 My friends - they
SPELLING
American and British style

Eg: colour / color

Use British English !!!


STRUCTURAL ERRORS
 I also can - I can also

 I and my family – My family and I

 House compound – compound of the
house

MORE PRECISING
Pupils are not encouraged to use the words
-many more, others and etc at the end of
the sentence. You must be certain in giving
the examples.

Examples:
My mother buys chicken, meat, vegetables
and fish.

REMINDER!
 GENERAL STATEMENTS WILL BRING DOWN
THE MARKS!!!
 EG : The picture shows the situation in the
room.
 EG : The picture shows the situation at the
market.
 # IT IS A WASTE! LET THE PUPILS START
DESCRIBING THE ACTIVITY IN THE PICTURE
FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE SENTENCE
TO GET GOOD BAND.
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR
TEACHERS
 COMPLEX SENTENCES CAN GET GOOD
MARKS.
 IF YOU WANT THEM TO PUT NAMES, THESE
ARE THE EXAMPLES OF THE SENTENCES:
 EG
 SITI, THE GIRL WITH A PONYTAIL IS
EATING AN ICE-CREAM WHILE WALKING
TOWARDS THE TABLE.
 MAK MINAH, WHO IS WEARING BAJU
KURUNG IS WASHING THE DISHES AT THE
SINK IN THE KITCHEN.
HOW TO HELP WEAK LEARNERS
TO WRITE SENTENCES.
 LET THEM PRACTISE MATCHING THE SENTENCE PARTS TO
FORM CORRECT SENTENCES.
 THEN COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH THE CORRECT
WORDS USING THE SAME PICTURE.
 MAKE USE OF ONE PICTURE WITH THE SAME SENTENCE
PATTERN BUT DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES TO MAKE THEM EASY
TO MEMORISE.
 THEN REWRITE THE SENTENCES EITHER IN SENTENCE OR IN
PARAGRAPH FORM.
 TRY TO USE A SERIES OF PICTURE FOR QUESTION 3 AND USE
DIFFERENT TYPES OF ACTIVITIES FOR EACH OF THE PICTURE.
 (A SERIES OF PICTURE WITH SEVERAL ACTIVITIES )
(REMEDIAL MODULE)
 PRACTISE AS MANY PICTURES AS THEY CAN.

WEAK SENTENCE PATTERN
 THIS IS A BALL.
 THIS IS A BOOK.
 THIS IS A BOY.
 THIS IS A ROOM.
 THIS IS A GIRL.
 (ONLY 1 MARK)
 BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT
DESCRIBING ANYTHING
TEACHERS MAY:
 LET THE PUPILS REPEAT THE SAME
PICTURE WITH DIFFERENT
ACTIVITIES.
 MATCHING SENTENCE PARTS.
 FILL IN THE BLANKS.
 REWRITE AND MEMORISE THE
SENTENCES.
Paper 2:
 Section B
 Information Transfer
 1 question – a) Transferring linear/non-
linear information to a given table
- b) Write a short
paragraph(s) of one’s decisions or choices


QUESTION 2 –
TRANSFER OF INFORMATION
 PART A - IS A VERY EASY PLACE TO
GET MARKS AND ALSO TO LOSE MARK.
 THEY MUST BE VERY CAREFULL !!!
 THEY MUST COPY THE CORRECT
INFORMATION FROM THE GIVEN TEXT.
 MAKE SURE THEIR SPELLING AND
PUNCTUATION ARE CORRECT !!!
REMEMBER !!!
 DON’T MIX SMALL LETTER AND CAPITAL
LETTER.
 MAKE SURE THEIR ANSWERS ARE
COMPLETE.
 INCOMPLETE ANSWER WILL NOT GET ANY
MARKS.
 VAGUE HANDWRITING OR UNREADABLE
HANDWRITING MAY CAUSE LOSING MARK.
CONTINUE:
 THEY ARE GIVEN 10 BLANKS IN THE TABLE. 1
BLANK FOR 1 MARK. SO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR
ANSWERS ARE CORRECT.

 WHEN TRANSFERRING THE INFORMATION, MAKE
SURE THAT THEIR SPELLING AND PUNCTUATION
ARE CORRECT.

 IF THEY ARE GIVEN THE WORD CM, DON’T WRITE
CENTIMETRE, KG – DON’T WRITE KILOGRAMME.

CONTINUE:
 MAKE SURE THE WORD MR, MRS. ENCIK, PUAN ARE
CORRECT.

 DON’T FORGET TO WRITE “RM” FOR MONEY

 TELL THEM TO BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THE
SPELLING AND PUNCTUATION.

 IF THEIR SPELLING AND PUNCTUATION ARE
WRONG THEY WON’T GET ANY MARK FOR THE
ANSWER.

CONTINUE:
 MAKE THE PUPILS AWARE OF THE
EXAMPLES GIVEN IN THE TABLE.
 TELL THEM TO FOLLOW THE
EXAMPLES.
 TELL THEM TO BE VERY CAREFUL
WHEN TRANFERRING THE
INFORMATION.
4 COMMON ERRORS MADE BY
THE CANDIDATES:
 WRONG SPELLING
 WRONG PUNCTUATION
 WRONG ANSWER
 INCOMPLETE ANSWER
ANSWER:
CAMPING BIRD
WATCHING
JUNGLE
TREKKING
LOCATION Taman Rimba Tanjung Bird
Park
Bukit Sinar
DURATION 3 days 2 nights I day 2 days 1 night
ACCOMODATION

tents tree house

orang asli village
Activity cooking
competition
take
photographs of
birds
learn to use the
compass
Things you
need
Blankets,
matches,
torchlights
Camera, a pair
of binoculars,
a cap

a pair of boots, a
bottle of water, a
compass
ANSWER:
Kite flying Collecting
stickers
cycling
Things
needed

kite, string
stickers,
scrapbooks
a bicycle,
a helmet

Benefits

more friends
gain
information

good exercise

Activities

make colourful
kites
exchange
stickers with
others

cycle in groups

Place

on the field

at home
around the
neighbourhood

Time

windy day

any time you
are free

in the evening
Rozy the
Singing Doll
Wizard the
Talking
Dictionary
Jumbo the
Dancing Elephant

Price

RM 60

RM 40

RM 30

Special
Features
1. sings three
songs
2. blinking eyes
1.contains 300
pictures and
meanings
2.produces sound
1.trumpets when
squeezed
2. dances for five
minutes

Free Item

additional dress

extra word cards

animal stickers

Number of
batteries

two batteries

four batteries
does not need
batteries / no
battery needed

Name of
shop

Suria Toy Store

Ezzy One
Computer

Kiddy Toys

PLACE

Uncle’s house
in Terengganu

Aunt’s house in
Pulau Pinang
Grandfather’s
house in
Sarawak

TYPE OF
HOUSE

bungalow

apartment

longhouse

LOCATION

by the sea

in the city

near the river

ACTIVITIES
1.Play with
cousins on the
beach.
2.Collect
seashells
1.Play
computer
games.
2.Swim in the
pool.
1.Jungle
trekking.

2. Collect
fruits.
UPSR 2010
PART B
BAND
 EXCELLENT - 5
 GOOD - 4
 SATISFACTORY - 2 - 3
 WEAK - 1
FOR PART B
 CHOOSE ONLY ONE THING FROM THE
GIVEN TEXT AND WRITE ABOUT THE
THING THAT THEY HAVE CHOSEN.

 MAKE SURE THEIR FIRST BLANK IS
CORRECT !!!
CONTINUE:
 THEY DON’T HAVE TO COMPARE AS RUBRICS
SAYS REASONS BASED ON THEIR CHOICE.

 THEY DON’T HAVE TO USE SENTENCE
CONNECTORS SUCH AS : FUTHERMORE,
MOREOVER OR ON TOP OF THAT.

 REASON MUST BE CORRECT AND COHERENT.

 TEACH PUPILS TO WRITE / GIVE REASONS TO
GET GOOD MARKS.
DOS AND DON’T’S IN
WRITING
Linkers
Linkers are use to tell or explain more about the
first idea in the sentence.

Eg: furthermore, beside that, moreover etc.
Pupils are not encourage to use this words in
writing at this stage because it may distorted the
meaning of the sentence. Most of the pupils fail
to use the words clearly and marks will be
deducted for this.
CONTINUE:
 DON’T ADD IN ANY INFORMATION
THAT IS NOT IN THE TEXT. MARKS
WILL NOT BE GIVEN FOR THE
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

 WHEN WRITING THE CHOICE MAKE
SURE THAT THE SPELLING AND
PUNCTUATION ARE CORRECT.

EXAMPLE: ACHIEVEMENT
 I would choose fried rice with
prawns because the price is RM 3.50.
served with cucumber and salad. Free
drink is mineral water. The dessert is
local fruit. Available throughout the day.
EXAMPLE OF GOOD ANSWER
ANSWER:
 I would choose jungle trekking because I like
jungle trekking very much. The fee is RM 150, and
I can afford to pay it. I can use my saving to pay the
fee. The duration is 2 days and 1 night, so I can
enjoy myself throughout that period of time. The
venue is at Bukit Sinar which is near my house. I
can cycle there with my friends. The activity provided
is learn to use the compass. I like learning the
compass very much, so I will enjoy the activity. I
will bring along my boots, a bottle of water and a
compass. I have all the things needed. During the
trekking I will experience spend the night in an
orang asli village. I always dream to visit the
orang asli village, and now my dream comes true.
I think I have made the right choice.
ANSWER:
 I would choose collecting stickers because I like
collecting stickers very much. It is an
interesting activity. I just need stickers and
scrapbooks for this activity. The stickers are very
attractive and nice to look at. I will gain a lot of
information through collecting stickers. I can
exchange the stickers with my friends and pen-pal
from other countries. My brother can help me to
buy stickers from the shops. I can do this activity
at home, so I do not have to go out and waste
my time. I can do this activity at any time when I
am free. I think I have made a fantastic choice.
ANSWER:
 I would choose Wizard theTalking Dictionary
because he likes to learn very much. The price is
only RM40 and I can afford to buy it. I can use my
pocket money to buy the dictionary. It needs four
batteries to operate and I have some batteries at
home, so I can save my money from buying the
batteries. The dictionary is available at Ezzy One
Computers which is near my house, so I can cycle
there anytime I want. The dictionary has two special
features, it contains 300 pictures and it can produce
sound, so my cousin can learn through the sound. I
am sure my cousin will like the dictionary very much
and he will be happy learning with it. Besides that,
the dictionary also comes with extra word cards, so
my cousin can learn through the word cards. I think
I have made the fantastic choice by choosing Wizard
theTalking Dictionary .
UPSR 2010
 I would go to my grandparents’ house because I want to
spend my holidays with my grandparents(1). I love and
miss them very much so, I want to be with them in this
coming holidays(2). I like to stay in a wooden longhouse
which is near the river(3). It is a very valuable
experience staying in a longhouse which cannot be
found anywhere else except in Sarawak(4). The scenery
is very beautiful, with cool and fresh air so, it is good for
my health (5). I can go jungle trekking with my uncle,
which is my favourite outdoor activity(6). Besides that, I
can collect fruits from my grandparents’ orchard which is
not far from the house(7). I love eating local fruits
which is expensive but I can get them for free at my
grandparents’ orchard(8). I am looking forward and
really excited to visit my grandparents at the longhouse.
I think I have made a great choice by choosing to go to
Sarawak.
ESSAY
BAND
 EXCELLENT - 13, 14, 15
 GOOD - 9, 10, 11, 12
 SATISFACTORY - 5, 6, 7, 8
 WEAK - 1, 2, 3, 4
BAND A (EXCELLENT)
 Confident use of the language
 Ideas conveyed clearly through a variety
of sentence structures.
 Confident use of new words to express
ideas.
 Ideas are well-planned, relevant and are
linked so as to sustain the interest of the
reader.
 Overall accurate use of spelling and
punctuation.

13 - 15 marks

THINGS TO REMEMBER!!!
 PUPILS MUST WRITE THEIR ANSWER
IN ESSAY WRITING FORM.
 DON’T WRITE SENTENCE BY
SENTENCE.
 STUDY THE SERIES OF PICTURES AND
THE HELPING WORDS.
CONTINUE:
 NEXT, THEY MUST THINK OF A STORY
BASED ON THE SERIES OF PICTURES GIVEN.
 FINALLY, WRITE OUT THE STORY IN THE
SPACE PROVIDED USING THE CORRECT
GRAMMAR, SPELLING AND PUNCTUATION.
 TEACH THEM TO WRITE USING AN ESSAY
FORMAT – INTRODUCTION, CONTENT,
CONCLUSION.

CONTINUE:
 THEY CAN ADD IN THE ARTICLES,
PREPOSITION, CONJUNCTIONS, ADVERB,
ADJECTIVE OR VERB TO BE WHERE
NECESSARY.
 THEY CAN ALSO ADD IN THE NAME OF THE
PLACES, TIME OR ANY INFORMATION THAT
THEY CAN OR INCLUDE THEIR REAL
EXPERIENCE.
 MAKE SURE THE SPELLING AND
PUNCTUATION ARE CORRECT.
CONTINUE:
 THEY MAY WRITE VARIETY OF SENTENCES
AND THEY MAY ADD IN MORE NEW WORDS.

 IDEAS AND SENTENCES MUST BE LINKED,
SO THAT THERE IS A FLOW AND
CONTINUITY.

 THEY MAY WRITE MORE THAN ONE
PARAGRAPH OR JUST ONE PARAGRAPH.
ESSAY WRITING FORMAT
 PARAGRAPH 1- INTRODUCTION
 PARAGRAPH 2- CONTENT
(1
st
PICTURE)
 PARAGRAPH 3- CONTENT
(2
nd
PICTURE)
 PARAGRAPH 4- CONTENT
(3
rd
PICTURE)
 PARAGRAPH 5- CONCLUSION
SENTENCE CONSTRUCTION
Subject + verb
What?
Who?
Where?

When?

Why?
1. Ali plays.
2. Ali plays football.
3. Ali plays football with his friends.
4. Ali plays football with his friends
in the school field.
5. Ali plays football with his friends
in the school field every evening.
6. Ali plays football with his friends
in the school field every evening
as it is a good form of exercise.
CONTRACTION
Contraction cannot be used in
writing

Eg: I can’t play with you
I won’t regret

SOME EXPRESSIONS FOR THE
MERIT MARK
 A stone’s throw away
 Finger licking good
 Left for home
 Eyes catching scenery
 The food is delicious and
scrumptious


HOW TO CONSTRUCT
GOOD SENTENCES
For nouns – add adjectives

NOUNS ADJECTIVES
girl pretty / beautiful / cute / little
house small / big / beautiful / dirty
cat cute / beautiful / big / small
chair brown / wooden / small / big
food tasty/ delicious / nice / sweet
For verbs - add adverbs
VERBS ADVERBS
walk slowly / quickly / carefully
listen carefully / attentively
play joyfully / happily / quietly
eat greedily / hungrily
sleep soundly / peacefully
drive carefully / carelessly / slowly
sing sweetly / loudly
Complex sentences :
e.g.
1. The man whom you saw just now is an
engineer.
2. The cat that ate my goldfish .
3. The place where the orphans live is
called an orphanage.
4. While he was on his way to school this
morning, he saw an accident.
5. The girl whose father is a doctor won
the story telling competition.
6. The boy who wears a pair of spectacles
is my best friend.

For a good piece of
writing
Add
 Similes
 Proverbs
 Idioms
FOR THE WEAK LEARNERS:
 WORSE COME TO WORST THEY CAN
DO :
 DIRECT LIFTING WITHOUT DASHES,
WITH CORRECT SPELLING (1 MARK)

HOW TO CALCULATE THE
MARKS?
 PAPER 1 + PAPER 2 X 1.25 = ?
 EG: 40 % + 40 % X 1.25 = 100 %

 NOT LIKE THIS
 PAPER 1 X 1.25
 PAPER 2 X 1.25

+ = XXX
THE FORMULA TO GET “A”
PAPER
1

+
PAPER
2

X 1.25
TOTAL

35

+

30

65 X1.25

81.25

38

+

27

65 X1.25

81.25

40

+

25

65 X1.25

81.25
PAPER 1:
 TRY TO GET ALL CORRECT FROM

 Q 1 - 15 + Q 31 - 40

 AND ANOTHER 10 FROM Q 16 – 30

 DON’T GO BELOW THAN 35 MARKS FOR PAPER 1
UNLESS
 THEY ARE ABLE TO GET MORE THAN 30 MARKS FOR PAPER
2!!!

 REMEMBER!!!
 PAPER 2 IS AN UNFRIENDLY PAPER!!!

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