Section C requires pupils to write paragraphs based on a set of pictures.Some points to remember : Who• Introduction Where When What Why How• Body Consists of 2 or 3 paragraphs Expand the notes given Add your own information Add new words and phrases Add describing words or phrases Write long and short sentences• Closure State your feeling Give moral values
First, pupils should know … Regular verbs in present and past tenses, for examples :Present Tense Past Tense Present Tense Past Tense thank thanked scare scared ask asked watch watched walk walked return returned look looked call called report reported wait waited switch switched surprise surprised start started pass passed continue continued knock knocked promise promised advise advised happen happened cycle cycled park parked help helped decide decided reach reached enjoy enjoyed pack packed
Pupils should know … Irregular verbs in present and past tenses, for examples :Present Tense Past Tense Present Tense Past Tense go went leave left hear heard become became catch caught bring brought begin began tell told take took buy bought see saw throw threw fall fell spill spilt come came make made wear wore feel felt run ran win won build built sing sang wake woke put put feed fed swim swam
Pupils should also know ..Verbs ‘to be’, ‘to have’ and ‘to do’ Present Tense Past Tense is was are were has had have had do did does did
Don’t forget the sentence structuresSubject Verbs ‘Wh’His parents went out to their friends’ gatheringWalter was left alone at homeHe did not go with his parentsHe was having some English homeworkHe felt tiredHe watched a programme at the televisionHe heard a loud crashHis mother asked him to go to the grocery shopEgberth walked to the shopHe bought a packed of sugar
Let’s begin with the ‘Introduction’Paragraph 1 makes up the introduction. Before writing, study the picture carefully.Introduce the people from the picture by giving them names.Then write, answeringthese questions:- When?- Who? night – alone – parents –- Where? loud crash – scared- Why?- What?- How?For example:Walter is twelve years old and likes to help other people. He is kind and responsibleboy. He lives with his parents and always listens to his parents advices. LastSaturday night, his parents went out to their friends’ gathering, so he was left aloneat home. He did not go along with his parents because he was having some Englishhomework to do, given by his teacher. After doing his part of his homework, Walterfelt tired and decided to relax for a while before continuing to the next topic, so hewatched a programme at the television. While he was watching his favouriteprogramme, suddenly he heard a loud crash from outside the house. He becamescared as he was alone at home.
Body The body is often made up of paragraphs 2 and 3. 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. (Simple and compound sentences) - Check your tenses, spelling and punctuation. Examples: looked – break in – window – called – police Creeping slowly to the window, he looked outside the window and sawsomeone breaking into his neighbour’s window. His neighbours were not at homeas they went for a holiday abroad. Without a moment to lose, he quickly called thepolice station with the house telephone and reported the thief to the police incharge. A little while later, a police car came and waited for the thief to come outof the house.
Body thief – climbing – siren – car – caught – thanked As the thief began climbing down from the window, the policeswitched on the siren from the car. The thief was surprised and started torun but was caught and handcuffed quickly by the policeman and was putinside the car to be brought to the police station. The policeman thankedWalter for his bravery and honesty as well as his help in catching the thief.
Closure State your feelings. - example: Walter is brave in taking quick action. Give a moral value. -example:. Walter is a good and helpful boy. Give proverbs or idioms (optional) - example:. ‘no pains no gains’For example: Walter was glad to have helped the policeman to save his neighbours’belongings from being taken by the thief. Later that night when his parents camehome, he told them of the incident. They praised Walter for his deeds and braveryin taking the quick action by telephoning and informing about the thief to thepolice station. Walter is indeed a good and helpful boy.
Some examplesEgberth is twelve years old and lives in Kampung Limbahau Papar. He is an obedient and careful boywho always listens to his parents. He also likes to help other people and very polite to elders too. LastSunday, Egberth’s mother asked him to go to the grocery shop nearby his house to buy some sugar.He walked to the shop as it was just a few blocks from his house. Reaching the shop, he bought apacket of sugar and returned home a few minutes later. As he was walking home slowly by the side of the road, he saw a boy who was cyclingrecklessly as he passed by him on the road. As he continued walking, suddenly a bicycle knocked himfrom behind. It was the same boy he had seen earlier. The boy had lost control of his bicycle whilecycling, so he knocked Egberth and they both fell on the road immediately. Egberth who was carrying the packet of sugar that he bought earlier was thrown togetherwith the sugar onto the ground. When he looked around him, he saw the sugar had spilt on the ground.He then looked at the boy who had also fallen off from his bicycle, shocked of what had happened.The boy apologized to Egberth for what had happened. He promised to Egberth that he will neverride recklessly again and also promised to replace the sugar that had spilt on the ground. Egberth advised the boy not to play the bicycle on the road again. It was dangerous andone might get hurt if one had an accident like what had just happened. The boy thanked to Egberthand went to the shop to buy the packet of sugar and gave it to Egberth. Then the boy walked homelimply with the bicycle because he had hurt his leg.
Some examplesFarid – cycled – stream – near brought – nets– plastic bag – small bottles – feed – changehouse happy waterFarid and Halim are best friends. They usually play and study together. They always do theirschool activity together. One Saturday morning, Farid and his friend, Halim woke up early inthe morning and took their bath. They had breakfast together. After that, they went to a streamnear their house. They cycled slowly to the stream because it was a breezy afternoon. It madetheir journey less tiring. They wore caps because it was a hot and blazing day. Farid and his friend brought their nets and plastic bags. They also brought twobottles of mineral water and some sardine sandwiches. Upon reaching the place, they parkedtheir bicycles under a shady tree. Then, they looked for a suitable spot to catch fish.They went to the stream to catch the fish. After a while Farid caught some fish. He put theminto the plastic bags. The boys were very delighted and happy. Later, they decided to go home.They packed everything and cycled home. When they reached home, they put the fish into small bottles. They feed the fisheveryday. They also change the water regularly. They enjoyed watching the fish swim asgraceful as swans in the bottles. It was an unforgettable experience for them.
Possible answers to practice 1Every year, Azmi’s school will hold the School Sports Day. Each time he will takepart in the events. Last Saturday, Azmi’s school held the annual sport’s day. Ateach corner of the field, there were tents set up by the teachers for the participantsto get ready. There were buntings all around the field. There were also flags postedat each tent. There was a large crowd who were standing around the field to givesupport to their teams. Before the events started, some of the athletes did their warm-upexercises before they took part in any of the events. Azmi took part in the 100meters event. When he was called to the starting point, he was so excited but at thesame time, he felt nervous. He ran very fast that he won the event. At the end of the sport’s day, the headmaster gave the trophies to thewinners. Azmi was selected as the best athlete in the men’s event because he wonmore gold medals than the other athletes. He was so proud to represent the schoolto the next inter school sports events. His effort to keep fit during the trainingsession had indeed given him the motivation to win his favourite event. As thesaying goes, ‘make every effort to do something’.
Practice 4(a) boy scouts – camping – waterfall – reached – surprised – dirty -___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Practice 4(b) - left – picnickers – scout master – instructions – collected - burnt___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Practice 4(c) pitched – tents – cooked – dinner – campfire – played – games – sang___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________