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Friday, October 29, 2010

Test Yourself: Directed Writing - Speech


You are the president of the English Language Society in your school. You noticed that most of your friends are stressed about the SPM examinations. Write a speech on how to cope with the problem to be delivered during an assembly.

WAYS TO DEAL WITH EXAM STRESS

Early preparations
  • Eat nutritious food
  • Do regular physical activities
  • Attend motivational talks or seminars
Last minute preparations
  • Think positive
  • Take a short break
  • Have an early night
When writing your speech you should remember to:
  • address the audience
  • use all the content points given
  • give examples / further details for each content point
  • add any relevant information of your own
  • write in paragraphs
  • end the speech appropriately


Suggestion: IMPORTANT
Before you write, 
  1. read the question carefully first.
  2. understand the RUBRIC.
  3. highlight the important information.
You are the president of the English Language Society in your school. You noticed that most of your friends are stressed about the SPM examinations. Write a speech on how to cope with the problem to be delivered during an assembly. 

1. The role: President of the English Language Society.
2. The situation: most friends are stressed about the SPM examinations.
3. Task: Write a Speech on how to cope with the problem
4. Stimulus: Notes
5. Tenses/time: Present tense + future time + modals.
6. To gain more marks in language or be in the upper/higher band... use lots of phrasal verbs   and idioms if possible..

MARK SCHEME    -  CONTENT ( 15 MARKS)
   Format  =   3 Marks
   a.    F1   -   Salutation
   b.    F2   -   Introduce topic
   c.     F3   -  Closure
   Content  =  12 Marks
   Early preparations
   C 1 - Eat nutritious food
   C 2 - Examples/ details on C1 
   C 3 - Do regular physical activities
   C 4 - Examples/ details on C3 
   C 5 - Attend motivational talks or seminars
   C 6 - Examples/ details on C5
   Last minute preparations 
   C 7 - Think positive
   C 8 - Examples/ details on C7
   C 9 - Take a short break
   C10 - Examples/ details on  C9
   C 11 - Have an early night
   C 12 - Examples/ details on C11
LANGUAGE = 20 MARKS

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Collection of SPM English Language Question Papers

2005
Terengganu Trial [Paper 1]

2007
Johor Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Terengganu Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2] [Answers], Melaka Trial 2007 [Paper 1] [Paper 2], TIMES [Paper 1] [Paper 2] SPB [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

2008

Terengganu Mid Year [Paper 1] [Paper 2],
Trial
MRSM Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], SBP Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Kelantan Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Terengganu Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Kedah Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Johor Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Perlis Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Sabah Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Sarawak Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Melaka Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

2009

Terengganu TOV [Paper 1] [Paper 2] Terengganu Mid Year [Paper 1] [Paper 2]
Melaka Trial , Johor Trial , Sabah Trial , Kedah Trial , Perlis Trial , Times , SBP , Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

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