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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 .
a troop of soldiers) Adverbial phrases (sleep soundly.Phrases (Questions 5 – 7 ) Some samples of phrases are. fell down this morning) Phrasal quantifiers (some books on the table. as kind as an angel) Phrasal verbs (ran away from home. more popular than me) Similes (as busy as a bee. a few ringgits) . Collective nouns (a bouquet of flowers.
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 .
Sentence Level Questions 8 .10 Get clues from: the subjects the verbs the time or place described .
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.
Types of situations and responses (Questions 11 – 15) Greetings & saying farewell Introducing yourself or friends Asking for specific objects. permission Greetings during festival Making encouraging remarks Congratulating Offering assistance Seeking and making suggestions .
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 .
Ask this question. Read what the person is saying in each picture carefully.SOCIAL EXPRESSIONS (Q 11 – 15) Understand the situation in each picture. “What will be a suitable sentence to respond to what is being said?” .
pupils must get used to the different language forms and functions in the English Language.SOCIAL EXPRESSIONS (Q 11 – 15) If not sure of the answer. To do well in this section. Find a suitable response. read the list of answers given to see if any of them fits the situation. .
E. etc.g. at the playground. The place in which the dialogue takes place. . receiving prize. waving hands. house.1. Look at the picture and identify The relationship between the two speakers. The action by one or both the speakers. library. etc. mother and son. two friends. teacher and pupil. E. canteen. e.g. looking at an object.g. in a bus. etc.
etc.g. could the response be positive or negative or must it contain information or show politeness? . E. Read the words spoken by one of the speakers and identify The purpose of the words spoken by one of the speakers.2.g. is the speaker making a statement. E. asking questions or exclaiming a word. The second speaker‟s possible response.
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 .
on.what.the WH-question words-who.tables Pronouns-he.because Verbs-do.20) Areas of grammars Nouns – singular & plural-table.like Spelling Punctuation marks-? .where Conjunctionsan.live.past Adverbs-angry. ! „ .fast Prepositionin.an.they Adjectives-huge.but.she.between Articles-a. .round Tenses-present.Grammar (Questions 16 .
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.
. If possible. segment the words. Choose the best answer that you think has the correct spelling.Questions 22-23 (Spelling) Read each suggested answers carefully. Be aware of the spellings of each suggested answers.
Be aware of the capital letters. Listen carefully to the intonation as you read the sentences. commas and other punctuation marks. .Questions 24-25 (Punctuation) Read each sentences carefully. Choose the best answer that you think is correct.
(“ ”) inverted commas. ( A-Z ) capital letters. ) comma ( ! ) exclamation mark. etc. . ) full stop (?) question mark ( ’ ) apostrophes ( .Make sure you know how to use all these properly ( .
. This will give clues to choose the best answer. Underline all the verbs. Ask. “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. the tenses used.
e-mails. timetables. notices. stories. TV or movie guides.posters. advertisements. dialogues. product labels. newspaper reports.READING COMPREHENSION contains 2 texts for reading in the form of:- Questions 31 – 35 (non-linear text) . speeches . formal or informal letters. charts. graphs Questions 36 – 40 (linear text) .
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. .
Underline words or phrases which may help. best / most probably / „them‟ in line ….) .Steps in answering comprehension questions Read through the passage slowly and carefully a second time (scanning) to find answers to given questions. (e. paying attention to words in bold /italic or words in quotation marks.g. Read the questions carefully again.
. Then. check the remaining options for the BEST possible answer. For the vocabulary question. B. C and D. cancel the impossible answers.choose a word that is of the same tense and part of speech as the original word.Steps in answering comprehension questions From the options A.
Don‟t leave any questions unanswered.Steps in answering comprehension questions If a question is difficult. . do other questions first and come back to it later.
40 Reading Comprehension When asked to select a suitable title for the passage.Guidelines for Questions 31 . These questions ask about REASONS. choose the one which best summarises the passage as a whole Because – many questions have the word „because‟. which are “WHY” questions .
Except. not. best. main – all given choices may be correct in some ways. untrue – some of the options contain WRONG details. Check the text and cross out the options that are wrong Most probably. . Think carefully before answering.
Replace it with each option. Choose the one that fits the meaning in the sentence. bow. bank. watch .g. tear. Can best be replaced by – read the paragraph where the word or phrases is used. [Be extra careful with words that have more than a meaning] e.