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    SPM ENGLISH

    WORKSHOP

    2012

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    SPM ENGLISH 1119

    PAPER 1PAPER 1 comprises 2 questions (1 hour

    45 minutes)

    Question 1: Directed Writing (35 marks)No choice is given.Question 2: Continuous Writing (50

    marks) Write on ONE of the 5 choices

    given.Always indicate the QUESTIONNUMBERS. There is NO need to count thewords!!!

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    FORMAT OF SPM

    ENGLISH 1119 PAPER

    PAPER 1

    SECTION A

    DIRECTED WRITING

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    Allocation of Marks

    FORMATCONTENT

    LANGUAGE 20 %

    15 %

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    Allocation of Marks

    FORMAT

    CONTENT

    LANGUAGE

    3 %

    12 %

    15 %

    20 %

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    SECTION A

    35 MARKS

    TYPES

    OF

    TOPICS

    A STORY WITH

    MORAL VALUES

    A REPORT

    A FORMAL

    LETTERAN INFORMAL

    LETTER

    A DIALOGUE / AN

    INTERVIEW

    DESCRIBING A

    PROCESS /

    PROCEDURE

    A TALK /

    SPEECH

    DESCRIBING A PLACE/ AN

    EVENT / A PERSON

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    TIPS IN DIRECTED WRITING

    Study the notes and / or pictorial stimulus provided

    Elaborate on notes or information provided withexamples. Remember to use all the notes orinformation provided

    You may add relevant information to make yourwriting more interesting

    Link your points or paragraphs together with the useof sentence connectors; E.G. Next, meanwhile,afterwards, therefore, finally etc.

    The length of directed writing may not be specified,but generally it should be between 200 to 300 words.

    You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on thissection

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    STRATEGY FOR ANSWERING THE

    QUESTIONS

    1

    CONTENT

    Presenting

    The Basic

    Points

    THINKING

    INDEPENDENTLY

    / PROBLEM

    SOLVING

    Carry Out the Instructions Correctly

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    2

    LANGUAGE

    5

    STYLE

    AND

    TONE

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    STEPS TO TAKEA. PLAN : ANALYSE THE QUESTION

    NOTE WHAT PRODUCT IS ASKED FOR

    EXAMINE THE MATERIAL PROVIDED ANDUNDERSTAND IT WELL

    NOTE WHAT POINTS YOU MAY NEED TO ADD ON

    DECIDE WHETHER YOU NEED TOREARRANGE THE

    MATERIALS

    THINK ABOUT YOUR AUDIENCE AND DECIDE ONTHE APPROPRIATE STYLE

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    STEPS TO TAKEB. WRITE YOUR COMPOSITIONC. CHECK FOR ERRORS

    RECAPITULATE

    RUPOWC

    Read/study;Understand;

    Plan; Organize;

    Write; Check

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    LANGUAGE: 20 marks

    A 19-20 Excellent. Slips or almost error free.

    B 16-18 Excellent with some minor errors.

    C 13-15 Simple but accurate/ Ambitious but with

    errors (SWEs).

    D 10-12 Patches of accuracy.

    E 7-9 Isolated correct sentences. Meaning clear

    with SWEs.

    U(i) 4-6 Errors throughout. Mostly SWEs, a fewMWEs. Slight blurring.

    U(ii) 2-3 Dense errors (1/2 SWEs +1/2 MWEs). Make

    some sense.

    U(iii) 0-1 Little or no sense at all.

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    WORKSHOP 1

    Imagine that you have just visitedTaman Negara, and you wish to

    write an article for your English

    Language newsletter. Based on

    the notes below, write out your

    article. You may add relevantinformation.

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    Taman Negaraone of the oldest tropical

    rain forests Located in the heart of Peninsular

    Malaysia

    Home to species of flora and fauna Ideal as natures conservation

    Observation pointswildlife

    Activities for nature loversActivities for the adventurers

    Eco-tourism

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    Introduction : Mention the location

    - one of the oldest tropical rain forests

    - located in the heart of Peninsula

    Malaysia

    Body : Paragraph 1Describe the attractions of the park

    - home to species of flora and fauna

    flora fauna

    - ideal as natures conservation

    Study / research on plants study andresearch on

    eco -system

    - observation pointswildlife

    Bird sightings Animal survey

    and research

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    Paragraph 2 : Activities for nature lovers

    - study the flora and fauna

    Activities for the adventurers

    - jungle trekking

    -rock climbing

    - rafting

    - campings

    Paragraph 3 : ecotourism

    -how it can be important for eco tourism

    flow of foreign money job opportunitiesexchange

    more tourist increase of

    thecountrys

    income

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    FORMAT OF SPM

    ENGLISH 1119 PAPERPAPER 1

    SECTION B

    CONTINUOUS WRITING

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    SECTION B

    50 MARKS

    TYPES OFCONTINUOUS WRITING

    DESCRIPTIV

    E

    OPEN

    REFLECTIV

    E

    NARRATIVE

    FACTUAL

    ARGUMENTATI

    VE

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    TIPS FOR

    CONTINUOUS WRITING

    1. Choose the topic that you are most familiar with.

    2.Write out the main points.

    You may brainstorm or use a mind map to list the

    important point.

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    3. Divide your writing into three parts:

    a)Introduction-Make it brief, for example, about a fewsentences or a short paragraph. It should contain adefinition or explanation of the topic you are writing.

    b)Body This is the main part of your writing. It may

    have 4 to 5 paragraph. Each paragraph contain onemain point with elaborations. The paragraphs arelogically linked with one another.

    c)Conclusion Sum up your writing. What is the

    message you want to convey? It consists of a fewlines or a short paragraph.

    Write out your composition in a clear and logical

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    WORKSHOP 2

    SECTION B:CONTINUOUS WRITING

    5 MARKSTIME SUGGESTED :

    1 HOUR

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    Write a composition of about 350

    words on one of the following

    topics.

    1. The best movie I have watched

    2. Suggest ways of reducing thecrime rate in Malaysia

    3. The most unforgettable accident

    4. Write a story ending with:

    we wished we could have

    stayed there a few days more.

    5. Forest

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    A 44-50The language is entirely accurate. A few

    slips. Sentence structure is varied and

    sophisticated.

    Wide vocabulary used with precision.

    Punctuation and spelling are accurate.Paragraphs are well-planned, have unity

    and are linked.

    Topic is addressed with consistent

    relevance.Able to arouse readers interest and

    sustained throughout the writing.

    CONTINUOUS WRITING

    50 MARKSAWARDED BY IMPRESSION

    CO O S G

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    B 38-43 The language is accurate but a number of

    minor errors.

    Sentences show some variation in length

    and type.

    Vocabulary is wide enough with some

    precision.Punctuation and spelling are almost

    accurate.

    Written in paragraphs and usually linked

    appropriately.Relevant to the topic and the interest of the

    reader is aroused and sustained through

    most of the composition.

    CONTINUOUS WRITING

    50 MARKSAWARDED BY IMPRESSION

    CONTINUOUS WRITING

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    C 32-37 The language is largely accurate.

    Simple structures are used without

    errors; mistakes may occur when more

    sophisticated structures are used.

    Tendency to use one type of structure.

    Vocabulary is wide enough but maylack precision.

    Punctuation and spelling are generally

    accurate. Errors may occur when

    complex ones are used.Written in paragraphs which may show

    some unity.

    Some interest is aroused but not

    sustained.

    CONTINUOUS WRITING

    50 MARKSAWARDED BY IMPRESSION

    CONTINUOUS WRITING

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    D 26-31 The language is sufficiently accurate with

    patches of clarity when simple vocabulary

    and structures are used.

    Various sentence type and length but the

    purpose is not clearly seen.

    Vocabulary is adequate but not developed toshow precision.

    Punctuation is generally correct.

    Simple words are spelt correctly but more

    spelling errors will occur.Paragraphs shows lack of planning or unity.

    Topic is addressed with some relevance but

    lacking in liveliness and interest value.

    CONTINUOUS WRITING

    50 MARKSAWARDED BY IMPRESSION

    CONTINUOUS WRITING

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    E 20-25 Meaning is never in doubt, but single word

    errors are quite frequent and serious to

    hamper reading.

    Simple structures may be accurate but not

    sustained. Some correct isolated sentences.

    Vocabulary is limited and either too simple.

    Simple words may be spelt correctly but

    frequent mistakes in spelling and

    punctuation.

    Paragraphs lack unity or haphazardlyarranged.

    Show some relevance to the topic but only a

    partial treatment is given

    CONTINUOUS WRITING

    50 MARKSAWARDED BY IMPRESSION

    CONTINUOUS WRITING

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    U(i) 14-19 Meaning is fairly clear with frequent

    single-word errors that could be

    corrected without rewriting the whole

    sentence. Some serious errors.

    Very few accurate sentences.

    Frequent errors may cause blurring.

    Sentences will be simple and often

    repetitive.

    Punctuation will sometimes used

    correctly but sentence separation errors

    may occur.

    Paragraphs may lack unity or there may

    be no paragraphs at all.

    CONTINUOUS WRITING

    50 MARKSAWARDED BY IMPRESSION

    CONTINUOUS WRITING

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    U(ii) 8-13 Able to get some sense but errors are

    multiple in nature, requiring the reader to

    read and re-read before being able to

    understand.

    May be only a few accurate but simple

    sentences.

    Content may be comprehensible but the

    incidence of linguistic errors is so high

    as to make meaning blur.

    May also be far too short of the requirednumber of words.

    CONTINUOUS WRITING

    50 MARKSAWARDED BY IMPRESSION

    CONTINUOUS WRITING

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    U(iii) 0-7 Make little or no sense at all.Where occasional patches of

    clarity occur, marks should be

    awarded.

    Almost entirely impossible to read.

    The Mark 0 will only be awarded if

    the task makes no sense at all from

    the beginning to end.May also be far too short of the

    required number of words.

    CONTINUOUS WRITING

    50 MARKSAWARDED BY IMPRESSION

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    Remember that the candidate isworking within a strict time limit in

    examination conditions.Use the correct TENSE (past,

    present, future..)

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    A 44-50 Excellent. Slips or almost error free.

    B 38-43 Excellent with some minor errors.

    C 32-37 Simple but accurate/ Ambitious but with

    errors (SWEs).D 26-31 Patches of accuracy.

    E 20-25 Isolated correct sentences. Meaning clear.

    Ui 14-19 Errors throughout. Meaning not always clear.

    Mostly SWEs, a few MWEs. Slight blurring.

    Uii 8-13 Dense errors. Make some sense.

    Uiii 0-7 Little or NO sense at all.

    MARK ALLOCATIONQ2

    50 MARKSAWARDED BY IMPRESSION

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    ALL THE BEST

    AND

    GOOD LUCK

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    THANK YOU..