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Spm answering techniques

  1. 1. Welcome to 1119Mohamad Razif bin Disa “26 YEARS” SMK JENGKA 6 BANDAR JENGKA PAHANG
  2. 2. Time Management Paper 1: 1 3/4 hours 1 hour 45 minutes 2 questions Section A Section B
  3. 3. 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)
  4. 4. Types of questions a reportan informal letterA talk (speech)A formal letterA dialogue
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Marking Format: 3 marks Points used: 12 marks Language : 20 marks Total : 35 marks
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Example of a DW (Cont)• Helpful diagrams• Variety of exercises• Sample answers• Practice question papers• Useful tips• Own reason• Own reason
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Writing an EssayStart gathering wordsJot down any word that linksUse mind- mapping strategiesSort out / put in categories the words that come acrossDevelop other words from the key wordsDraft the essay
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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 )
  19. 19. Section B ( Info Transfer )• Short and precise• Don‟t fish for the answer• Irrelevant answers ( lifted blindly) not accepted
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. Doing the taskLook at the paragraph meant for every questionUnderstand the questions carefullyBe careful with the need of the questionsGiving your views/opinionsLift only relevant answersDo leave blanks without answersMinimize the errors
  22. 22. Q.31-SUMMARYRead the instructions carefullyUse the 10 words givenWrite within the lines stated onlyLeave out the long examplesCategorize/ classify the wordsTo be safe, use the words in the passageCut down the less important adjectives
  23. 23. 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