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EXCEL 2
SPM 2008
BAHASA INGGERIS
Kertas 1

MARKING SCHEME

SECTION A : DIRECTED WRITING

Question 1

Content - 15 marks
Language - 20 marks
Total - 35 marks

Awarding marks for Content (15 marks)


(a) Format - 3 marks

F1 – Title
F2 - Reported by (name)
F3 - writer’s post

(b) Content - 12 marks

C1 the organizer
C2 purpose of the trip
C3 place of visit
C4 date of the trip
C5 transportation
C6 number of participants
C7 accompanying teachers
C8 cost involved

• give two relevant examples of:

- problems encountered
C9 obstacles
C10 weather condition
( accept any other possible answer(s))

- benefits
C11 knowledge
C12 appreciation of historical places
( accept any other possible answer(s) )
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Awarding marks for Language (20 marks)

Criteria for Marking Language (Directed Writing)

Marks
Category Remarks/Description
allotted
Excellent 19 - 20 • No mistakes in grammar (including spelling and
(A1 – A2) punctuation)
• Effective use of varied sentence structures
• Wide vocabulary, used expressively/precisely
• Good style/tone
• Coherence in paragraphing
Good 17 - 18 • Few mistakes in grammar – mistakes arise from more
(B3 – B4) unusual/complex language use
• Some variety in sentence structures
• Some width in vocabulary – can convey shades of meaning
• Satisfactory style/tone
• Some coherence in paragraphing
• Points organized in paragraphs
Satisfactory 15 - 16 • Some mistakes in grammar but language use is mainly
(C5 – C6) accurate. Mistakes arise from more complex language use
• Some variety in sentence structures – but mostly repetitive
sentence types
• Mainly basic vocabulary – errors use of more ambitious
vocabulary
• Fair style/tone
• Some coherence in paragraphing
Passable 10-14 • Many mistakes in grammar but the meaning is still clear.
(D7) Patches of accurate language use occur
• Little variety of sentence structures
• Mainly basic vocabulary – errors in use of more ambitious
vocabulary
• Barely adequate style/tone
• Little coherence in paragraphing
Unsatisfactory 6-9 • Many serious mistakes in grammar but the meaning is fairly
(E8) clear. A few simple structures may be correct
• Little variety in sentence structures
• Only basic vocabulary – errors in use of more ambitious
vocabulary
• Inadequate style/tone
• Disorganized points
Poor 2-5 • Frequent and serious mistakes in grammar vocabulary make
(F9) the meaning barely comprehensible
• Only simple sentence structures
• Very basic vocabulary – many errors in use of even simple
words
0-1 • Almost unrecognizable as English
• Almost no sense can be made at all
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SECTION B : CONTINUOUS WRITING


Question 2

Criteria for Marking Language (Continuous Writing)

The free composition is basically assessed by “general impression”. However, the following
levels can be noted:

Marks
Category Remarks/Description
allotted
Excellent 41 – 50 • Hardly any mistakes in grammar (including spelling and
(A1 – A2) punctuation)
• Effective use of varied sentence structures
• Wide vocabulary, used expressively/precisely
• Good and relevant points
• Coherence in paragraphing
• Well-organized paragraphing
• Essay is very interesting and shows originality
Good 31 - 40 • Few mistakes in grammar – mistakes arise from more
(B3 – B4) unusual/complex language use
• Some variety in sentence structures
• Some width in vocabulary – can convey shades of meaning
• Relevant points
• Some coherence in paragraphing
• Points appropriately linked
• Essay is interesting
Satisfactory 26 - 30 • Some mistakes in grammar but language use is mainly
(C5 – C6) accurate. Mistakes arise from more complex language use
• Some variety in sentence structures. However, generally,
repetitive sentence types are found
• Mainly basic vocabulary. Errors in use of more ambitious
vocabulary
• Relevant points
• Some coherence in paragraphing
• Points fairly organized
• Essay is slightly interesting
Passable 21 - 25 • Many mistakes in grammar but the meaning is still clear.
(D7) Patches of accurate language use occur
• Little variety of sentence structures
• Only basic vocabulary. Errors in use of more ambitious
vocabulary
• Points are mostly relevant; some illogical or irrelevant points
• Little coherence in paragraphing
• Points not well-organized
• Essay is not interesting
Unsatisfactory 16 - 20 • Many serious mistakes in grammar but the meaning is fairly
(E8) clear. A few simple structures may be correct
• Little variety in sentence structures
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• Only basic vocabulary. Errors in use of more ambitious
vocabulary
• Topic is not well-treated
• Disorganized points
• Little coherence in paragraphing
• Essay is not interesting
Poor 11 - 15 • Many serious mistakes in grammar and the meaning is not
(F9) very clear
• Only simple sentence structures
• Very basic vocabulary; many errors in use of words
• Poor treatment of topic due to poor linguistic ability
• Hardly any organization; probably no paragraphing
6 - 10 • Very frequent and serious mistakes in grammar and
vocabulary
• Meaning barely comprehensible
0–5 • Almost unrecognizable as English
• Almost no sense can be made at all