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What is to be tested in Paper 1?
Knowledge and understanding of vocabulary Knowledge and understanding of grammar Knowledge and understanding of spelling & punctuation Reading skills
Guidelines for Questions 1 - 10 Vocabulary
This section tests on pupils‟ vocabulary at either word, phrase or sentence levels. Pupils must have a good knowledge and understanding of vocabulary in order to answer the questions. If there are graphics, pupils must look carefully at the graphics before answering.
Vocabulary Objects Clothing Activities Transport Places Games Animals Relationship Occupation Food .
Word level (Questions 1 – 4) Read the questions carefully Check on the clue word / words Check all the possible answers .
A ________ is a place where scientists conduct experiments. A B C D kitchen lab clinic cinema .Vocabulary (Word Level) Example 1.
Vocabulary – Word Level Vocabulary – lab Clues – place where scientists conduct experiments .
Vocabulary – audience Clues – listening/speaker gave his speech .
Vocabulary – safari Clues – wild animals / park in Africa .
Vocabulary – oil-lamp Clues – lights the / getting dark .
more popular than me) Similes (as busy as a bee.Phrases (Questions 5 – 7 ) Some samples of phrases are. Collective nouns (a bouquet of flowers. a troop of soldiers) Adverbial phrases (sleep soundly. fell down this morning) Phrasal quantifiers (some books on the table. as kind as an angel) Phrasal verbs (ran away from home. a few ringgits) .
Phrase Level ( Questions 5 – 7) Read the paragraph given Study the pictures Check on clue word / words .
Phrase Level (Questions 5 – 7) .
(phrase level) Vocabulary – collective nouns Clue : picture of flamingoes at a pond
(phrase level) Vocabulary – prepositional phrase Clue : picture of seeds in hand
(phrase level) Vocabulary – prepositional phrase Clue : picture of seeds in a packet .
10 Get clues from: the subjects the verbs the time or place described .Sentence Level Questions 8 .
Questions 8 – 10 (sentence level) Study the pictures carefully Check and read all the possible answers Decide the best possible answer that descibes the picture as a whole. .
Question 8 (sentence level) Clue – The picture shows a boy and a man making a wooden shelf. .
Question 9 (sentence level) Clue – The picture shows a girl making a basket. .
.Question 10 (sentence level) Clue – The picture shows a woman feeding a cat a fish.
permission Greetings during festival Making encouraging remarks Congratulating Offering assistance Seeking and making suggestions .Types of situations and responses (Questions 11 – 15) Greetings & saying farewell Introducing yourself or friends Asking for specific objects.
Types of situations and responses (Questions 11 – 15) Excusing yourself Making an emergency call Apologising Offering sympathy Inviting someone to a function Seeking clarification. confirmation Showing concern Expressing gratitude .
SOCIAL EXPRESSIONS (Q 11 – 15) Understand the situation in each picture. Ask this question. Read what the person is saying in each picture carefully. “What will be a suitable sentence to respond to what is being said?” .
Find a suitable response.SOCIAL EXPRESSIONS (Q 11 – 15) If not sure of the answer. pupils must get used to the different language forms and functions in the English Language. read the list of answers given to see if any of them fits the situation. . To do well in this section.
Look at the picture and identify The relationship between the two speakers. E. etc.g. at the playground. mother and son. receiving prize. e. waving hands.1. etc. house. two friends. E.g.g. . looking at an object. The place in which the dialogue takes place. library. etc. in a bus. canteen. teacher and pupil. The action by one or both the speakers.
2.g. etc.g. The second speaker‟s possible response. E. could the response be positive or negative or must it contain information or show politeness? . E. asking questions or exclaiming a word. Read the words spoken by one of the speakers and identify The purpose of the words spoken by one of the speakers. is the speaker making a statement.
Remember : The speech bubble at the top indicates the speech of the first speaker The speech bubble at the bottom indicates the speech of the second speaker. .
.First speaker Second speaker Do not choose statement with negative attitude.
Questions 11 .15 .
Question 11 Clue – play basketball / court .
Question 12 Clue – second speaker answers “No” / Question should either start with “Is” or “Are” .
Question 13 Clue – hand gesture of the second speaker .
Question 14 Clue – first speaker is introducing someone to the second speaker .
Question 15 Clue – action of the first speaker .
where Conjunctionsan.but.between Articles-a.on.Grammar (Questions 16 .she. ! „ .fast Prepositionin.tables Pronouns-he.the WH-question words-who.what. .because Verbs-do.20) Areas of grammars Nouns – singular & plural-table.like Spelling Punctuation marks-? .round Tenses-present.live.past Adverbs-angry.they Adjectives-huge.an.
.GRAMMAR Questions 16-20 Read the questions carefully Study the picture (if any) Look for clue word / words Be extra careful with the tenses.
Question Question Question Question Question pronoun 16 17 18 19 20 – – – – – adjective conjunction verbs (plural) future tense article / possessive .
Determine if the question is asking for opposite meaning or same meaning.Opposite/Same (Question 21) Read the instruction. . Read the sentence and choose the best answer.
Be aware of the spellings of each suggested answers. segment the words. Choose the best answer that you think has the correct spelling. .Questions 22-23 (Spelling) Read each suggested answers carefully. If possible.
Be aware of the capital letters. Listen carefully to the intonation as you read the sentences. Choose the best answer that you think is correct. commas and other punctuation marks. .Questions 24-25 (Punctuation) Read each sentences carefully.
(“ ”) inverted commas. ( A-Z ) capital letters. ) full stop (?) question mark ( ’ ) apostrophes ( . ) comma ( ! ) exclamation mark. etc.Make sure you know how to use all these properly ( . .
. the tenses used. Ask. Underline all the verbs. “What is this picture about?” Read the passage at least twice. Read it again to see if the answers make sense.Text Completion (Questions 26 – 30) Look at the picture carefully. This will give clues to choose the best answer.
advertisements.READING COMPREHENSION contains 2 texts for reading in the form of:- Questions 31 – 35 (non-linear text) .e-mails. graphs Questions 36 – 40 (linear text) . timetables.posters. product labels. newspaper reports. speeches . stories. TV or movie guides. dialogues. notices. formal or informal letters. charts.
Steps in answering comprehension questions Read the passage quickly to get a general idea of the passage (skimming). Read the questions given (study the needs of the questions). . Do not waste time on difficult words.
Steps in answering comprehension questions Read through the passage slowly and carefully a second time (scanning) to find answers to given questions.g. best / most probably / „them‟ in line …. Underline words or phrases which may help. (e. Read the questions carefully again. paying attention to words in bold /italic or words in quotation marks.) .
choose a word that is of the same tense and part of speech as the original word. For the vocabulary question. check the remaining options for the BEST possible answer. .Steps in answering comprehension questions From the options A. C and D. Then. B. cancel the impossible answers.
.Steps in answering comprehension questions If a question is difficult. Don‟t leave any questions unanswered. do other questions first and come back to it later.
These questions ask about REASONS. choose the one which best summarises the passage as a whole Because – many questions have the word „because‟.40 Reading Comprehension When asked to select a suitable title for the passage.Guidelines for Questions 31 . which are “WHY” questions .
not. Check the text and cross out the options that are wrong Most probably. main – all given choices may be correct in some ways.Except. best. . untrue – some of the options contain WRONG details. Think carefully before answering.
bow. tear.g. bank. watch . [Be extra careful with words that have more than a meaning] e. Choose the one that fits the meaning in the sentence. Can best be replaced by – read the paragraph where the word or phrases is used. Replace it with each option.
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