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UPSR ENGLISH EXAMINATION FORMAT

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UPSR ENGLISH EXAMINATION FORMAT

  1. 1. UPSR ENGLISH PAPER YEAR 4, 5, 6 Prepared By : Ms Goh Soo Kem
  2. 2. UPSR EXAMINATION FORMAT
  3. 3. Question Format <ul><li>There are two papers tested in UPSR </li></ul><ul><li>Paper 1 is divided into 5 sections (40 multiple </li></ul><ul><li>questions) </li></ul><ul><li>Paper 2 is divided into 3 sections </li></ul>
  4. 4. Question Format (cont..) <ul><li>Paper 1 : 50 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Paper 2 : 1 hr 15 min </li></ul>
  5. 5. 40 questions PAPER 1
  6. 6. Section A - VOCABULARY <ul><li>Tests pupil's knowledge and understanding in </li></ul><ul><li>vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>10 multiple choice questions </li></ul><ul><li>Word level ( 4 questions ) - ( Questions 1 – 4 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Phrase level ( 3 questions ) - ( Questions 5 – 7 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Sentence level ( 3 questions ) - ( Questions 8 – 10 ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Section B – SOCIAL EXPRESSIONS <ul><li>Test on social expressions used in </li></ul><ul><li>various situations </li></ul><ul><li>5 multiple choice questions </li></ul>
  8. 8. * QUESTIONS 11 - 15 <ul><li>There are 5 questions in this section. </li></ul><ul><li>Each question is based on a picture with a situation. </li></ul><ul><li>There are two speech bubbles, but only one with dialogue. Another one is empty. </li></ul><ul><li>The pictures show common and everyday situations. </li></ul><ul><li>Each picture shows two or more people but only two </li></ul><ul><li>are actively engaged in verbal exchange. </li></ul>
  9. 9. * QUESTIONS 11 - 15 <ul><li>Understand the function of the speech bubble. </li></ul><ul><li>The upper speech bubble refers to the first speaker. The lower speech bubble refers to the second speaker. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually, the first speaker will ask a question or give a statement. The second speaker will answer the question or respond to the statement. The picture will help you to look for clues. </li></ul><ul><li>So, you are required to study each picture carefully and determine the exact situation. Then choose the appropriate response that fits the situation. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Section C - GRAMMAR <ul><li>Test pupil’s knowledge and </li></ul><ul><li>understanding in grammar, </li></ul><ul><li>spelling and punctuation </li></ul><ul><li>10 multiple choice questions </li></ul>
  11. 11. Section C – GRAMMAR (cont..) <ul><li>This section is based on : * Grammatical Items ( Questions 16 – 21 ) * Spelling ( Questions 22 – 23 ) * Punctuation ( Questions 24 – 25 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the questions in this section will be stimuli with graphics. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Section D - GRAMMAR TEXT COMPLETION <ul><li>QUESTIONS 26 – 30 </li></ul><ul><li>5 multiple choice questions </li></ul><ul><li>Test on language items such as nouns, tenses, adjectives, conjunctions etc. </li></ul><ul><li>1 passage which describes a picture </li></ul>
  13. 13. Section D - GRAMMAR TEXT COMPLETION (cont..) <ul><li>This section will be based on text completion. A cloze passage, which is a wholly picture dependent is given. There will be five blanks. </li></ul><ul><li>This will test your use of parts of speech ( grammar ) including visual and textual clues. </li></ul><ul><li>You must look at the picture carefully and choose the answer from the given options. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Section E - COMPREHENSION <ul><li>Questions 31-40 </li></ul><ul><li>This section is based on reading and comprehension. </li></ul><ul><li>It comprises two passages, a linear and a non – linear passage with ten multiple choice questions. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Section E – COMPREHENSION (cont..) <ul><li>Types of linear text / passage : </li></ul><ul><li>* Narrative * Speech * Factual * Dialogue * Telephone Conversation * News Report * Letter </li></ul>
  16. 16. Section E – COMPREHENSION (cont..) <ul><li>Types of non – linear text / passage : </li></ul><ul><li>* Table Of Events * Graph </li></ul><ul><li>* Diary * TV Programme </li></ul><ul><li>* Form * Duty Roster * Announcement * Advertisement * Plan * List * Map * Poem * Notice * Label </li></ul><ul><li>* Pie Chart * Menu/Recipe/ Process * Poster * Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>* Picture </li></ul>
  17. 17. Thank you

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