Welcome to 1119 Mohamad Razif bin Disa “26 YEARS” SMK JENGKA 6 BANDAR JENGKA PAHANG

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Welcome to 1119

Mohamad Razif bin Disa“26 YEARS”



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Time Management

Paper 1: 1 3/4 hours 1 hour 45 minutes 2 questions Section A Section B

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Section ADirected Writing

• Known also as DW• 35 marks• Understand the task requirement• Decide the appropriate format• Use all the notes given• Can use own words (bonus)

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Types of questions

a reportan informal letterA talk (speech)A formal letterA dialogue

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Organize time

• 15 minutes of preparation• 10 minutes of editing• 15 minutes of rewriting• 5 minutes of final touch….check

out for spelling mistakes/ tenses errors/ points missing

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A Report

Past tense Normally report on things/events that had

happened Try using own points if you find that it is difficult

to elaborate on the given points Make sure that the meaning is similar

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Format: 3 marks Points used: 12 marks Language : 20 marks Total : 35 marks

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Example of a DW

• Give a talk about a reference book• Title: Mathematics Made Simple• Author: Sarimah Suhana• Publisher: Pokok Publications• Attractive presentation• Clear explanations• Helpful diagrams

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Example of a DW (Cont)

• Helpful diagrams• Variety of exercises• Sample answers• Practice question papers• Useful tips• Own reason• Own reason

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Section A(DW)

You may use your own words Do not change the meaning Rephrase is allowed Do not be scared of grammar Make sure to try doing the task Do not submit blank answer script

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Section B ( CW )

• 50 marks• Needs lots of reading• Let’s make reading fun and joyful• Let’s reading a cure for boredom• There’s no short cut to be a good writer• A good writer is as well a good reader

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Start writing a diary

A day a sentence A paragraph a week An essay a fortnight Start reading-A page a day A short story a week A novel a month Make the dictionary your best friend

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Reading is Rewarding

• Once you start reading and writing, you will feel something new with yourselves

• Other subjects could be understood better

• Start using English with your friends• Do not bother of grammar errors• Start with ‘market language’• Do not care of others teasings

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Writing an Essay

Start gathering wordsJot down any word that linksUse mind- mapping strategiesSort out / put in categories the

words that come acrossDevelop other words from the key

wordsDraft the essay

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Final work

• Edit the draft• Write out the final work• Edit the errors and spelling

mistakes• Memorize good sentence

structures• Adopt and adapt the structures to

suit into your essay

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SPM Paper 1119/2

• Time: 2 ¼ hours• 4 Sections A, B, C, D• Section A: 15 marks• Section B: 10 marks• Section C: 25 marks• Section D: 25 marks

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Section A Questions 1-8, based on short notes,

graphics, advertisement, etc. MCQ Questions 9-15, cloze text Identify the tenses Look for the suitable and correct grammar Read all throughout

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Section A Q 9-15 Cloze text- always look for the tense Frequently asked questions: - articles (a, an, the), determiners ( the, this,

that), prepositions( in, on, of, for, at), pronouns ( his, her, its, their, our)

- Tenses (simple present/past, present/past perfect tenses )

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Section B ( Info Transfer )

• Short and precise• Don’t fish for the answer• Irrelevant answers ( lifted blindly) not


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Section C ( 25 marks )

Read and re-read Underline sentence/topic statement Figure out the meaning of the text Look for main characters Look for the descriptions of the main

character Get the main theme of the text

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Doing the task

Look at the paragraph meant for every question

Understand the questions carefullyBe careful with the need of the

questionsGiving your views/opinionsLift only relevant answersDo leave blanks without answersMinimize the errors

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Read the instructions carefullyUse the 10 words givenWrite within the lines stated onlyLeave out the long examplesCategorize/ classify the wordsTo be safe, use the words in the

passageCut down the less important


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Marking Scheme

Summary 1 mark for each point = 10 marks 5 marks – Use of English = 5 5 marks – paraphrase = 5 Use of English + paraphrase = 10/2=5

2 Language = 5 Total + 15