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Bahasa Inggeris Kertas 1 Ogos 2011 1 jam

MAJLlS PENGETUA SEKOLAH MALAYSIA (MPSM) NEGERI KEDAH DARUL AMAN

PROGRAM PENINGKATAN AKADEMIK
PENILAIAN MENENGAH RENDAH 2011

BAHASA INGGERIS
KERTAS 1
Satu jam
JANGAN BUKA KERTAS SOALAN INI SEHINGGA DIBERITAHU
Arahan:

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Kertas soalan ini mengandungi lima bahagian dengan 40 soalan. Jawab semua soalan. Anda dinasihati supaya mengambil masa 10 minit untuk menjawab soalan Bahagian A, 10 minit untuk Bahagian B, 10 minit untuk Bahagian C, 10 minit untuk Bahagian o dan 20 minit untuk Bahagian E.
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The question paper consists of five sections with 40 questions. Answer all questions. You are advised to spend about 10 minutes on Section A, 10 minutes on Section B, 10 minutes on Section C, 10 minutes on Section 0 and 20 minutes on Section E.

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Questions 1 - 10 are based on the information given.

PETSTAR MAGAZINE RAISES ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

Thank you Petstar Magazine for helping WWF -Malaysia to raise funds for our nature conservation work.
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WWf Mft LftrSlft
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The main purpose of this notice is to collect donation for WWF Malaysia promote Petstar Magazine to the public express appreciation to Petstar Magazine raise environmental awareness among people

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Le Tour de Langkawi
The 16th edition of the Le Tour De Langkawi is an endurance test on two wheels, modelled after the Tour de France. Top international cyclists cross the spectacular and difficult 1001 .Bkm route, from Kota Bahru to Kuala Lumpur, taking place over a week. 2 Which of the following statements is true about Le Tour de Langkawi? A B Le Tour de Langkawi is organised for our national cyclists. The journey from Kota Bahru to Kuala Lumpur is smooth. This is the first time Le Tour de Langkawi is being held. Le Tour de Langkawi is similar to the Tour de France.

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Your Old
Jeans for

Give your old jeans and get BM30 oH inunediately on a new pair of K. Jay jeans
3 The advertisement informs customers that they A can buy a new pair of K. Jay jeans for RM30 B can exchange an old pair of jeans for a new one C will receive RM30 in cash if they sell their old pair of jeans o will get a discount on K.Jay jeans if they trade in their old ones

I changed my mind ... I decided I don't

What about all

Put them back where

I should have numbered them.

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From the cartoon strip we can conclude that A the boy enjoys pulling the weeds B the boy follows instructions strictly C the girl decides to have another garden o the girl wants the weeds to be numbered
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The poster tells us that
A B C the trees are old and dying the boy is littering the forest man is the reason why our world is polluted man is the cause of the destruction of the forest

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Butterfly Wodd proudly announces that it is 50 years old! Come experience an outing that you'll remember for life. Free entry and lots of fun~fined activities await you here.
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encouraging educational visits celebrating its anniversary giving away vouchers inviting 50-year-olds
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One day a week, cut out meat
Thank God it's Monday!

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We should

meat on Mondays.

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eat avoid remove purchase

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Sri Garden Resident's Association is appealing to the public to donate old magazines or books for its recently set up Reading Corner in the residents' hall. Those interested in donating these items can send them to the hall this Saturday, 20 August 2011 from 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. For details contact Munah at 04-2334455

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The objective of the notice is to A B C set up a reading corner collect donation to build a hall inculcate reading habit among residents ask people to contribute reading materials
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Dear Sir, Your magazine is good. Why is it that I can't find it in the local bookstalls? I've even tried bookshops in several locations but the shop assistants don't seem to be able to help! How disappointing! Rohayah
9 What is the problem faced by the writer? A B C The writer is disappointed. The shop assistants are rude. The bookshops are in several places. The magazine is not easily available.
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How do you find your students? .

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According to the teacher, her students are A B
C

cute intelligent well-behaved hard-working

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Questions 11 - 18 are based on the following text.
PASIR MAS: It was a new experience for the students of SMK Tendong, Pasir Mas. They were introduced to the world of ham radio or amateur radio and its potential of helping -1L to improve . their spoken English. They were given the opportunity to listen to a live conversation ~ astronauts from the International Space Satellite and the base centre. The students also had the opportunity to 13 with a ham radio user in Kota Kinabalu.
"I'm trying a different approach to get my students to be interested in ham actually a good hobby. To communicate with those around the world, you The mechanics of the ham radio said. Student Suriani Yusuf ~ she was amazed to hear the astronauts talking to each other. "I never thought such a small radio could space and the base centre on Earth. (Adapted from: The Stat)
~ ~ radio,~ is

master English.

also related to Science and Mathematics," their teacher

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the live conversation between the astronauts in

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A B C 0 A B C 0 A B C 0 A B C 0

theirs them their they by from around between chat chats chatted chatting who whom which whose

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A B C 0 A B C 0 A B C 0 A B C 0

would must may can is are was were say said says saying catch caught catches catching
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Read the dialogue below and choose the best meaning for the phrases underlined.

Rekha

Hi, Asma! I heard that you're also going to KL today. Do you want to share a taxi to

the airport? We can cut down (19) our expenses that way. As you know I'm trying to save every sen. Asma I would love to accompany you but I'm going to KL by bus tonight. live set up (20) my meeting at 12.00 noon tomorrow. Oh, yes ..... I forgot that you're afraid of flying. Promise me that you'll keep the secret to yourself. You can count on me, my friend. Got to leave now because my mum will show up (21) in no time. See you next week. Bye. Bye and take care

Rekha Asma Rekha

Asma

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cut down

A

slice tighten narrow reduce

B
C

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set up

A

arranged decided created started

B
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show up

A
B

leave arrive depart emerge

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Questions 22 - 24 Read the conversation below and choose the best meaning for the phrases underlined.

Faris Jeevan Faris
Jeevan Faris Jeevan

Jeevan, is it true that your grandpa is going to climb Mount Kinabalu? Yes. Even at the age of 70, he is hale and hearty. (22) He exercises every day. Is it safe for him to take on such a challenge?
Don't worry. He has climbed many mountains. To me, he is one in a million. (23) Oh really? I wouldn't dare do that. Is he going alone? No, my dad is going with him. He'll be in good hands. (24)

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hale and

heart~

A
B

happy and active fit and handsome strong and healthy muscular and lively

C
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one in a million

A
B

special strange ordinary particular

C
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in good hands

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excited dealt with well taken care of guided in climbing

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Questions 25 . 28 are based on the follo wing advertisement.

HOME HINTS

Smelly No More Don't throwaway that favourite old storybook of yours just because it smells musty. Get rid of the unpleasant smell by placing the book in a brown paper bag with baking soda in it. After a week, your book will smell as good as new.

Silver Lining
If you run out of silver cleaner, grab a toothpaste, squeeze a little out and rub it over your utensil or jewellery. Then rinse under warm water and rub with a soft and dry cloth.
Swim or Sink Clueless as to why nuts and raisins always sink to the bottom of your cakes? Next time simply coat them with flour so that they will not go down like the Titanic. Left Out Cold Disappointed that your bread rolls have already turned cold when you finally sit down at the dinner table? Place a piece of aluminium foil under the napkin in your bread basket and the rolls will stay warm for a longer time . Boil Over Don't you hate cleaning up when the contents in your pot boil over? Avoid that by rubbing oil around the top of the pot. Whatever you're cooking in the pot will definitely stay in there. Fur-less You do not need a fancy tool to get a clump of lint or pet hair off the carpet or furniture . Simply wind adhesive tape over your index finger with the sticky side facing outwards and dab at the desired spot. All that lint will stick onto the tape.

Adapted from: Home Cooking, April 2000

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Which A B C

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of the following statements is true? Sticky tape can help remove hair easily. Flour is used to make raisins sink in cakes. Oil will slow down the process of food boiling over. Books smell nice immediately if soda is sprinkled on them.

Which of the following shows the correct sequence in cleaning silverware?

A
Apply toothpaste

B
Wash with water

c
Apply toothpaste

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Polish with dry cloth

Wash with water

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A_P_PI_y____ _ ____ toothpaste

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R~u-b-it----~1

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l_____
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R_u_b_it____

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Rub it

Polish with dry cloth

Wash with water

Wash with water

Polish with dry cloth

Rub it

Polish with dry cloth

Rub it

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Bread will stay warm longer because the A B C foil retains heat table stores heat napkin keeps heat basket absorbs heat

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What does the title 'Home Hints' suggest?

A

Different ideas to renovate our home Helpful tips for use around the house Various guidelines to beautify our surroundings Suggestions on how to improve our cooking skills

B
C

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Questions 29 - 34 are based on the following passage.

You can achieve what you want if you are determined and a good example is Jaclyn. She has always been singing. Even as a baby, she used to hum. It has been and still is her passion - something she loves doing. It has become a part of her. She did not realise she had a talent for singing until one day when she was nine. After a duet with a cousin during a concert, she was praised for her singing skills. That was an eye-opener. She was a shy teenager who had the responsibility of helping to provide for her family after her father's death. With the encouragement of an uncle, she started singing to help out. She was glad to help her mother who had to support her family of three younger brothers. Her mother was working at three jobs to keep the family going and to make ends meet. For the next seven years, she used every chance to build her voice and performance skills. She learned from her mistakes. Most of all, unknown to her she gained confidence and went on to qualify, win and be the first Malaysian Idol. This was the opportunity she had been waiting for as she had been training for it. She wanted to win it so badly that she did not give up on herself and her dream. That is exactly what she became - the first Malaysian Idol. Adapted from: Just English 2005
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When did Jaclyn realise she could sing?
A

B
C

When she was a teenager Since she was a baby During a competition After a performance

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Jaclyn had to help support her family because her A father passed away B mother was jobless C uncle encouraged her o brothers were at school

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Jaclyn achieved success because of her
A B C D dream reliance responsibility determination

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Which of the following statements is true about Jaclyn? A B C D She had three jobs. She worked part-time. She trained under her uncle. She was an outspoken teenager.

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What is the best title for the story? A B C D Jaclyn, the Dreamer The Icon of Malaysia The Road to Success The Rise and Fall of an Idol

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Questions 35 . 37 are based on the following poem.

The Dead Crow He saw a dead crow in a drain near the post office. He saw an old man gasping for air and a baby barely able to breathe in a crowded morning clinic. This land is so rich. Why should we suffer like this?
I want clean air for my grandchildren. I want the damned fools to leave the forest alone. I want the trees to grow, the rivers run free, and the earth covered with grass. Let the politicians plan how we may live with dignity, now and always.
A. Samad Said

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How do you know that the level of pollution has reached a critical stage? A B C D An old man is dead. Rivers are running dry. A lifeless bird is found. The rich land is crowded.

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The persona insists that rivers should A B C D not be littered be left stagnant be covered with grass not overflow their banks

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We can conclude that the persona is A B satisfied confused indifferent concerned
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Questions 38 - 40 are based on the extract from the short story Of Bunga Telur and Bally Shoes.

Jamal met a friend who suggested obtaining a personal loan. Again Jamal saw fresh hope. Jamal went to the bank. The loan officer was most helpful and he said Jamal could borrow RM5 000.00. Five thousand ringgit! Jamal's heart leapt ' skyhigh. That's it! All his problems are solved. But, wait Jamal! There's a catch.
Look at the loan repayment scheme, it's RM500.00 for the first month and RM400.00 every month henceforth. Jamal's heart sank. With his miniscule salary he couldn't even buy cucumbers with the money left over after the repayments. He cannot imagine his beautiful wife eating cucumbers everyday. Besides, there might be little Jamals very soon and he didn't think they too, could thrive on cucumbers. Jamal said goodbye to the Bank Bumiputera Officer but took his RM70.00 out from the savings account. He gave it to his mother.

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Jamal did not borrow money from the bank because he A B C borrowed from his wife needed more than RM5 000 was unable to repay the loan had RM70 in his savings account

o
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Jamal's heart leapt skyhigh.

The statement above shows that Jamal was A B C excited grateful cheerful interested

o
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The phrase Besides, there might be little Jama/s very soon suggests that Jamal A B C wants to bring his siblings over cannot afford to start a family loves his children very much plans to start a family shortly

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Bahasa Inggeris Kertas 2 Ogos

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MAJLlS PENGETUA SEKOLAH MALAYSIA (MPSM)

NEGERI KEDAH DARUL AMAN
PROGRAM PENINGKATAN AKADEMIK PENILAIAN MENENGAH RENDAH 2011

BAHASA INGGERIS KERTAS 2
Satu jam tiga puluh minit
JANGAN BUKA KERTAS SOALAN INI SEHINGGA DIBERITAHU

Arahan: 1. Kertas soalan ini mengandungi tiga bahagian.

2. 3.

Jawab semua soalan. Anda dinasihati supaya mengambil masa 40 minit untuk menjawab soalan Sahagian A, 30 minit untuk Sahagian S dan 20 minit untuk Sahagian C.

Instructions: 1. The question paper consists of three sections.

2. 3.

Answer all questions. You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on Section A, 30 minutes on Section Sand 20 minutes on Section C.

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Section A : Guided Writing [30 marks]

Based on the pictures and notes given below, write a letter to your friend relating your experience of a flood.

• thunderstorm • heavy rain

• water level rose • house - flooded

• turned off electricity - gas • gathered valuables - important documents

• took shelter - roof • police arrived - boat

• evacuate - relief centre • received food - clothes When writing your letter: •


• returned - home • cleaned - house

you may use all the words or phrases provided elaborate on the given notes to make it more interesting

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you may add any other relevant information make sure it is not less than 120 words
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[10 marks] Read the passage and complete the following task.

For most people, vinegar is what gives a bowl of noodles that extra kick. The sour, fermented liquid apparently has health benefits. These days, it is being sold as a health supplement. It is a natural remedy for illnesses such as fatigue . Vinegar is also taken to reduce cholesterol. Packaged in bottles as well as handy drink cartons, vinegars are sold in supermarkets, stores and health food shops. People drink vinegar in its raw form , straight out of the bottle in spoonfuls. Some dilute it with water to make a cold or warm drink. Some think vinegar even helps to reduce weight. Flavours in the market include brown rice and glutinous rice as well as fruity variants such as apple and mango. Each type of vinegar serves different functions. Apple vinegar is believed to dissolve unwanted fats and convert fats into energy. Studies suggest that vinegar provides protective benefits in treating diabetes and heart disease. Many believe that taking vinegar drinks also helps in digestion . Vinegar has been around longer than pills and drugs and is one of the earliest natural remed ies. Adapted from : The Sunday Star, 2011

Write a summary on the benefits of taking vinegar. Your summary must:



not be more than 60 words, including the 10 words given below

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be in continuous writing (not note form) be written in one paragraph

Use your own words as far as possible without changing its original meaning. Begin your summary as follows:

Vinegar is regarded a health supplement and it is taken .. ...

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The following are the novels studied in the literature component in English Language.
1.
2.
3.

Potato People Robinson Crusoe The Phantom of the Opera The Prisoner of Zenda Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

- Angela Wright - Daniel Defoe - Gaston Leroux - Anthony Hope Hawkins - Robert Louis Stevenson

4.
5.

Based on one novel above, write about a character who has sacrificed for others. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer. Your response should be:



not less than 50 words



in continuous writing ( not in note form)

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PEPERIKSAAN PERCUBAAN PENILAIAN MENENGAH RENDAH 2011 _____________________________________________ MARK SCHEME BAHASA INGGERIS KERTAS 1 DAN 2
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Paper 1 Paper 2

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Total marks

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PAPER 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 C D D B C B B D D C B D A C B A B A D A 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 B C A C A C A B D A B D B C C A D C A D

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PAPER 2 MARKING CRITERIA FOR SECTION A – GUIDED WRITING BAND DESCRIPTORS BAND EXCELLENT MARKS  25-30       CREDIT 19-24       ACHIEVEMENT 13-18      WEAK 7-12      DESCRIPTORS Task fulfilled with ideas and details well-developed and well-organised. Language is accurate with few minor errors and first draft slips. Varied sentence structures are used effectively to convey meaning. Vocabulary is apt and widely used. Accurate use of mechanics of writing. Interest of the reader is aroused and sustained. Task fulfilled with ideas and details developed and organised. Language is largely accurate with some serious and minor errors. Simple and compound sentence structures are accurate. Vocabulary is wide enough but lacks precision. Almost always accurate use of spelling, punctuation and paragraphing. Interest of the reader is aroused but not sustained. Task fulfilled with ability to develop some ideas but lacks details, ideas adequately organised. Language is sufficiently accurate with frequent serious errors. Simple and compound sentence structures are attempted. Vocabulary is sufficient to convey meaning. Some errors in mechanics of writing. Task partially fulfilled with ideas less developed; ideas lacking organisation. Language barely accurate with frequent serious errors that hamper reading. Vocabulary is limited. Serious errors in mechanics of writing. Task hardly fulfilled: ideas lack cohesion. High density of errors; meaning is hardly conveyed.

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SECTION B: SUMMARY Content Language Total : 5 marks : 5 marks : 10 marks

CONTENT POINTS FOR SUMMARY

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

natural remedy for illnesses / fatigue to reduce cholesterol helps to reduce weight dissolve unwanted fats converts fats into energy treating diabetes treating heart disease(s) helps in digestion

*Key words taken from the text must be spelt correctly to merit a content point. The key words are underlined. *Award a maximum of 5 marks for any 5 content points

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MARKING CRITERIA FOR SUMMARY – LANGUAGE BAND DESCRIPTORS BAND EXCELLENT MARKS 5   DESCRIPTORS Marked ability to use own words Language is accurate - use of simple and compound sentences - appropriate linkers - use of correct grammar Accurate spelling and punctuation First draft slips No lifting of sentences No irrelevant details

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CREDIT

4

     

Ability to use own words Language largely accurate - use of simple and compound sentences - appropriate linkers - use of correct grammar Spelling and punctuation largely accurate Some minor errors Almost no lifting of sentences No irrelevant details

ACHIEVEMENT

3

          

Attempts to use own words Language sufficiently accurate - use of simple and compound sentences (majority of simple sentences) - some use of linkers - some serious grammatical errors Some serious errors in spelling and punctuation Selective lifting of sentences Some irrelevant details

WEAK

2

No attempts to use own words Frequent serious errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation Linkers hardly used Wholesale lifting of text material Irrelevant details

VERY WEAK

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High density of errors – fractured syntax Total lifting of text material i.e transcript Irrelevant details

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MARKING CRITERIA FOR SECTION C – NOVEL BAND DESCRIPTORS BAND EXCELLENT MARKS 9-10
                             

DESCRIPTORS
Requirements of task fulfilled Ideas and details well-developed, well-organised with evidence from text Varied sentence structures (simple and compound) Wide and apt vocabulary Accurate use of language Accurate mechanics of writing

CREDIT

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Requirements of task fulfilled Ideas and details largely developed, organised and supported with evidence from text Varied sentence structures (simple and compound) Vocabulary wide enough Largely accurate use of language Largely accurate mechanics of writing

ACHIEVEMENT

5-6

Requirements of task fulfilled Ideas and details sufficiently developed with some organisation and supported with some evidence from text Sentence structures lack variety (simple structures dominate) Adequate vocabulary used Sufficiently accurate use of language Fairly accurate mechanics of writing

WEAK

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Requirements of task partially fulfilled Ideas lack development and organisation with minimal textual support – mere narration Sentence structures mostly simple with errors that hamper reading Vocabulary limited Language barely accurate with errors that hamper reading Inconsistent mechanics of writing

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Requirements of task hardly fulfilled Hardly any development of relevant ideas or textual support High density of errors; blurring evident, lacks cohesion Vocabulary very limited Numerous errors in mechanics of writing

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