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UPSR English

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QUESTION 1 : WRITING TIPS


Describe, do not narrate
No linking or sequencing between sentences
May or may not use the words given
May write simple, compound or complex sentences
Do not exceed five sentences.

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QUESTION 1: STRATEGIES
LOOK AT THE PICTURE
Identify the place in the picture
Identify the people in the picture
Identify the actions in the picture
Identify the objects in the picture
Read the words given in the box
Identify the form of verbs.

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Basic Sentence Patterns.


This is a kitchen.
There are two children in the kitchen.
There is a mouse in the kitchen.
The woman is on the chair.
The mouse is on the floor.

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Simple Sentence Pattern.


The woman is standing on the chair.
The mouse is eating some food.
The children are laughing at the woman.
The boy is pointing to the woman.
The woman is afraid of the mouse.

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Compound Sentence Pattern.


The children were laughing when they saw the woman was standing on the chair.
The woman stood on the chair because there was a mouse in the kitchen.
She was frightened by the mouse causing her to shout loudly.

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Complex Sentence Patterns.


The woman who stood on the chair, shouted loudly and lifted her sarung because she was
frightened by the mouse.
The girl was looking at the tiny mouse while the boy pointing to the lady who stood helplessly on
the chair.
The woman wanted to prepare breakfast but was frightened by a mouse in her kitchen, so she
stood on the chair and shouted loudly.
QUESTION 2a: Strategies
Look at the picture.
Identify the items given.
Analyse the aspects of the information for each item.
Copy the information into the appropriate boxes.

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Check the spelling and the punctuations, notations (RM, kg, cm ) etc.
QUESTION 2b: Writing Tips
Make a clear choice.
Choose ONE item only.
Give relevant seasons.
No need to give reasons for all aspects.
May elaborate on one aspect only.
Avoid confusing words.
Sample answer( weak)
I would buy card B ------choice
decorated with twinkling lights
as a useful book mark.

because price RM5.90


shape rectangle

Info ( direct lifting )

floral design

1 mark.

Sample answer (moderate)


I would buy card B -------choice
because the price is RM5.90. It has a floral design. It
is decorated with twinkling lights. The shape is rectangle. It is made as a useful book mark.
Information without any reason

2 marks.

I would buy Card B -----choice because the price is very reasonable. I have enough money to buy
it. It is decorated with twinkling lights. It is beautiful. It is suitable for my mother. And I can make
it as a useful book mark.
Information with a few simple reasons.
Sample answer ( advance )

3 marks.

I would buy Card B for my mother ---- Choice because it would be a nice gift for her as
Mothers Day is just around the corner. The card is only RM5.90, which is very reasonable. Since the
card has beautiful floral design, my mother would appreciate it very much. Moreover, the card is
decorated with twinkling lights, which would definitely make her happy. As she is a bookworm, she
could use the card as a book mark. Based on the above mentioned reasons, I am certain that it
would be good choice to show her my love and appreciation.
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Comments.
Task: full of sentences, choice is made, reasons given.
Language: combination
Grammar: varieties of sentence structures
Error: hardly any
Meaning: very clear and comprehensible
Vocabulary: new words / interesting expressions.
SAMPLE ANSWER FOR QUESTION 3
Mak Limah, who rear geese, [ lives at the village in the heart of the city. ]
One windy night, Mak Limah forgot to closed one of the windows in her house. As she was
sleeping, a burglar climbed the window and entered her wooden house.

He stole Mak Limahs expensive jewelleries. After stealing, he went out of the house.
Suddenly, he saw Mak Limahs geese approached him. He was running as fast as deer when he
realized that the geese chase him. But, it was too late . The geese pecked him.
Mak Limah woke up when she heard the loud noise. She went out of her house and saw
the burglar. The burglar could not manage to steal her expensive jewelleries.
Her jewelleries were safe. Mak Limah was proud of her geese. She was very happy
because the geese had helped her. So she fed them.
It was a memorable day for Mak Limah in her life.

Remarks
Meaning: clear
Language: proficient
Smooth flow of the story
Vocabulary: varieties of sentence structures
Errors: few single word, grammatical,
spelling

Symbols
= single word error
= irrelevant idea
= spelling
= new words/ merit
= structural

SUGGESTEDD EXAMPLES OF KEY WORDS/PHRASES WHEN WRITING SUPPORTING


REASONS FOR QUESTIONS 2B
TOPIC
Price/fee/fare

Time/ Duration

Facilities

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Colours

Products

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SUGGESTED WORDS/PHRASES/SENTENCES
It is cheap/ the cheapest.
It is reasonable and affordable.
The price of RM____, is reasonable and affordable.
The price is RM____. It is cheap and within my budget.
The price is RM____. It is cheap and I can afford it with my own
pocket money.
The price is low/ high.
The time is suitable for me as I am free at that time.
The time is convenient for me as I do not have a tight schedule.
It starts from ______ to _______.
It last for _____hours.
The facilities available are______,_______ and _______. I love
_____ because it is comfortable.
The rooms are big, spacious air-conditioned, clean, well-managed
etc.
It is available in ____,____ and ____.
It comes in _____ and _____>
_____ is my favourite.
I like _____ because its bright/ beautiful/ attractive
It is more lasting.
It is more durable.
It is stylish.
It is of high quality.
It is comfortable.
I like Malaysian products because they are of high quality.
As a Malaysian I will always support our local products.
By buying Malaysian product I would contribute towards my
countrys economy.

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Content of books,
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magazines or television
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Hobbies/ Interest
a) Fishing

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b) Reading

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Gardening

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e) Stamp-collecting

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h) Computer games/
surfing the internet
Camping/ jungle
tracking

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Although it is an imported product, I would still buy it because I


really like it.
The story is ____ interesting/adventurous/exciting/thrilling/
informative/ amusing/ fascinating.
It is suitable for me because I can widen my knowledge/ I can
acquire information on______/ I can improve my vocabulary/
language.
It is relaxing after a hard days work.
It is a good form of relieving tension.
While fishing I can make new friends.
If I get a good catch, I can cook the fish for dinner. I can save
marketing expenses.
I can acquire new knowledge.
I can gain general knowledge.
I can widen my vocabulary/ improve my language.
I can learn good moral values from stories read.
I can learn to think creatively.
It is an enjoyable past time.
It is an educational pastime, which will help me improve my
language.
It is fun and exciting.
I can make new friends. I can exchange books or share ideas or
opinions on reading.
It is a good form of exercise/ relaxation.
I can relive my tension.
I can appreciate the beauty of nature.
I can beautify my living room with pretty flowers.
I can do my part to protect the environment.
I can sell my vegetable or flowers and add to the monthly income.
I can save my money because I do not have to buy vegetable every
day.
It is challenging/ exciting/ interesting.
It is a good form of exercise.
I can relive my tension.
I can learn to be co-operative, tolerant and understanding.
I can make new friends.
I can acquire and widen my knowledge about other country.
I would be able to know more about the cultures, religions and
belief of other people.
I can make new friends through exchanging stamps.
I can learn to be more patient.
I need to have an album for the stamps. I already have one which
my father gave me as present.
1. I can acquire information on anything I want know.
2. I can widen my knowledge.
3. It can help me in my homework/ my folio.
4. I can send e-mails to my friends through online chatting.
It is thrilling and I can test my endurance.
I can learn living skills like cooking and housekeeping, which will

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be useful in my life in future.


There will be a lot of fun-filled activities.
It is fun and adventurous.
I can learn about team building and cooperation.