FINAL LEAP: SPM 1119 MODULE 2010
The FINAL LEAP: SPM 1119 MODULE 2010 is produced with the intention of providing some assistance to English Language teachers in Kedah in preparing their students for the SPM English Language Examination 2010. It grew out of the concern over the unsatisfactory performance in the subject. It aims to provide focused and selected exercises which are accompanied by sample answers and useful notes as well as examination tips. This module consists of four components namely Reading Comprehension and Summary, Literature Component (Novel), Directed Writing and Continuous Writing. These components are deliberately chosen as they carry high weightage in the examination. Each component has a number of thoughtfully selected questions. Based on their teaching and marking experiences, the panel of module developers show, explain and guide how each question should be answered. Practical and handy examination tips are also offered together with sample answers that should allow the average and weak students to score at least the minimum marks in the SPM 1119 Examination. It is the ultimate hope of the Academic Sector (Language Unit), Kedah Education Department that English Language teachers make full use of the practices in this module. Each note and examination tip should be highlighted and reinforced among the students. The Department is confident that the preparation of this module will at least lend a hand to many English Language teachers through its valuable and enriching practices. Last but not the least, the Academic Sector (Language Unit) would like to acknowledge and appreciate the immense efforts of the panel of module developers who had come up with this production. The appreciation also goes to the Assistant District Education Officers (English Language) for their contribution in preparing this module. Comments and feedbacks on this module are truly welcomed.
The Academic Sector (Language Unit), Kedah Education Department.
TABLE OF CONTENT Content Page
Foreword Table of content READING COMPREHENSION AND SUMMARY Notes for teachers Practice 1 Practice 2 Practice 3 Practice 4 LITERATURE COMPONENT (NOVEL) Notes for teachers Practice 1 Practice 2 Practice 3 Practice 4 Practice 5 Practice 6 Practice 7 Practice 8 DIRECTED WRITING Notes for teachers Practice 1 Practice 2 Practice 3 Practice 4 Practice 5 Practice 6 Practice 7 CONTINUOUS WRITING Notes for teachers Sample Essay 1 Sample Essay 2 Sample Essay 3 Sample Essay 4 Sample Essay 5 Sample Essay 6 Sample Essay 7 Sample Essay 8 Sample Essay 9 Sample Essay 10 Sample Essay 11 Sample Essay 12 Sample Essay 13 Sample Essay 14 Sample Essay 15
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READING COMPREHENSION AND SUMMARY
NOTES FOR TEACHERS READING COMPREHENSION 1. Ask the students to read the summary question first (Question 31) before they read the passage in Section C. The summary question normally allows them to get some ideas of what the passage is all about. It is an advantage for weak students to know the general idea of the passage before they read it. Teachers must remind the students that they should not write the summary first but after reading the summary question, they should read the passage and answer all the comprehension questions. 2. Advise the students to read the passage paragraph by paragraph. After reading each paragraph, they should read and try to answer the question that is based on that paragraph. By doing so, the students will be more focused in finding the correct answer. 3. Students should be able to identify the keywords in each question. The keywords will be clues for them to find the correct answer in the passage. 4. Students should only copy out the sentence from the text once they have identified the sentence containing the answer. Of course, they must also be reminded that pronouns such as I, me, mine,...