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PAPER 1
WRITING
GCE’ O Level
1123 ENGLISH LANGUAGE

By Saima Abedi
WRITING (PAPER 1)
 Section

1
Directed Writing
 Section

2
Creative writing
SECTION 1
DIRECTED WRITING
DIRECTED WRITING


Marks: 30

 Word

Limit: 200- 300 words

 Time:

30- 45 min
DIRECTED WRITING
Types of function/ Situational writing:
Letters (formal & informal)
 Reports (informative, investigative...
DIRECTED WRITING
 Only

one situation is set.

 Read the
 Do

question carefully.

not ignore any details and do not

c...
DIRECTED WRITING
DIRECTED WRITING
Consider the following questions:


Audience (Who am I writing for?)
public, principal, teacher, friend,...
DIRECTED WRITING


Five paragraphs should be formed.



Introduction (reiterate the situation)



Body (elaborate the t...
DIRECTED WRITING
 Students

should collect and read the samples

of each type of function writing.
 Gather

helpful phra...
FORMAL LETTER
HELPFUL PHRASES
Type of Letters
Complaint

Opening
 I am a resident of the
Gulshan-e- Iqbal and
I am writing...
MARKING SCHEME


Marks: 30

Task Fulfillment (Use Band Descriptor):
15 marks
Language (Use Band Descriptor)
:
15 marks

...
LANGUAGE


Variety of Sentence Structures



Appropriate Tenses



Wide Vocabulary



Accurate Punctuation



Correct...
TASK FULFILLMENT


Inclusion and elaboration of three content points



Appropriate format



Suitable tone and registe...
SECTION 2
CREATIVE WRITING
CREATIVE WRITING


Marks: 30

 Word

Limit: 350- 500words

 Time:

45min – 1 hour
CREATIVE WRITING


Types of Essay



Descriptive



Narrative



Argumentative



Discursive



Abstract / one word ...
CREATIVE WRITING


Five topics are set.



Candidates will choose any one of the five topics.



They should read the q...
CREATIVE WRITING


Minimum 6 and maximum 10 paragraphs should be
formed.



Introduction: The essay must have a good beg...
CREATIVE WRITING


Conclusion: Finally, the essay should have a
strong ending. It may provide the conclusion to
an argume...
MARKING SCHEME


The 'best fit' principle is applied, as in the
following table.



Emphasis is on quality of Language; ...
CREATIVE WRITING
LANGUAGE


Variety of Sentence Structures



Appropriate Tenses



Wide Vocabulary



Accurate Punctuation



Correct...
CONTENT

 Compositions

should be interesting and

consistently relevant to the theme.
 Discursive

and argumentative es...
Reference:
www.cie.org.uk
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  1. 1. PAPER 1 WRITING GCE’ O Level 1123 ENGLISH LANGUAGE By Saima Abedi
  2. 2. WRITING (PAPER 1)  Section 1 Directed Writing  Section 2 Creative writing
  3. 3. SECTION 1 DIRECTED WRITING
  4. 4. DIRECTED WRITING  Marks: 30  Word Limit: 200- 300 words  Time: 30- 45 min
  5. 5. DIRECTED WRITING Types of function/ Situational writing: Letters (formal & informal)  Reports (informative, investigative)  Accounts  News report  Magazine Articles  Speeches (Persuasive & Informative)  Leaflets 
  6. 6. DIRECTED WRITING  Only one situation is set.  Read the  Do question carefully. not ignore any details and do not change important facts in the situation.  Elaborate all the content points provided as each point is of 5 marks.
  7. 7. DIRECTED WRITING
  8. 8. DIRECTED WRITING Consider the following questions:  Audience (Who am I writing for?) public, principal, teacher, friend, company manager, town council, police etc  Purpose (Why am I writing this?) to explain, inform. instruct, convince and persuade, sell, give an account of something I witnessed, to complain about something, etc  Format (How is this piece to be written?) report, letter, account, article. statement, review. speech etc  Language (What is the tone I should use?) formal, informal, persuasive, suggestive, informative, argumentative etc
  9. 9. DIRECTED WRITING  Five paragraphs should be formed.  Introduction (reiterate the situation)  Body (elaborate the three content points in separate paragraphs)  Conclusion  Leave a line after each paragraph.  Paragraphs should all start from the left.
  10. 10. DIRECTED WRITING  Students should collect and read the samples of each type of function writing.  Gather helpful phrases (opening and closing phrases; starting of new paragraphs etc.).  Practise  Create such type of writing. their own situational writing questions.
  11. 11. FORMAL LETTER HELPFUL PHRASES Type of Letters Complaint Opening  I am a resident of the Gulshan-e- Iqbal and I am writing in to complain about... Closing I seriously hope that you would look into the complaints that I have raised and remedy the situation as soon as possible. Thank you.  Invitation On behalf of the school, we would like to invite you to our Annual Speech and Prize Giving Day to be held on March 15th in the school hall. We sincerely hope that you will accept our invitation and we look forward to your presence on that day. Thank you.
  12. 12. MARKING SCHEME  Marks: 30 Task Fulfillment (Use Band Descriptor): 15 marks Language (Use Band Descriptor) : 15 marks  Please indicate the TF mark first at the end of the essay, then language marks e.g. 10 + 12 = 22/ 30  Candidates who address only two points must be in Band 3 or below for TF.
  13. 13. LANGUAGE  Variety of Sentence Structures  Appropriate Tenses  Wide Vocabulary  Accurate Punctuation  Correct Spellings  Linked Paragraphs
  14. 14. TASK FULFILLMENT  Inclusion and elaboration of three content points  Appropriate format  Suitable tone and register  Apt beginning and ending  Given information used to justify personal opinion  A clear understanding of the task and content
  15. 15. SECTION 2 CREATIVE WRITING
  16. 16. CREATIVE WRITING  Marks: 30  Word Limit: 350- 500words  Time: 45min – 1 hour
  17. 17. CREATIVE WRITING  Types of Essay  Descriptive  Narrative  Argumentative  Discursive  Abstract / one word / themeless  Personal Opinion
  18. 18. CREATIVE WRITING  Five topics are set.  Candidates will choose any one of the five topics.  They should read the questions carefully and choose the topic which gives them the best chance of writing an essay of the required length.  It is advisable to make a plan.  Planning or any rough work should be crossed out with a pencil.
  19. 19. CREATIVE WRITING  Minimum 6 and maximum 10 paragraphs should be formed.  Introduction: The essay must have a good beginning to capture the attention of the reader.  Body: The middle section of the essay should convey the main steps in the story or the details of the description or the main points of the argument.
  20. 20. CREATIVE WRITING  Conclusion: Finally, the essay should have a strong ending. It may provide the conclusion to an argument, or it may move to the general view after some precise description of details, or it may provide the climax or round off a story.  Use transitions to connect the points and paragraphs.
  21. 21. MARKING SCHEME  The 'best fit' principle is applied, as in the following table.  Emphasis is on quality of Language; comments on Content used to adjust mark within 8 Bands.
  22. 22. CREATIVE WRITING
  23. 23. LANGUAGE  Variety of Sentence Structures  Appropriate Tenses  Wide Vocabulary  Accurate Punctuation  Correct Spellings  Linked Paragraphs
  24. 24. CONTENT  Compositions should be interesting and consistently relevant to the theme.  Discursive and argumentative essays are well developed, logical, based on facts and figures.  Descriptive essays have well-developed imagery (mental picture).  Narratives are complex, sophisticated and may contain devices such as flashbacks.
  25. 25. Reference: www.cie.org.uk
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