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Monday, 9 January 2017

UPSR 2016 ENGLISH COMPREHENSION

Hi there! It has been a couple of months since we last met.
Before we start with the new session, let us revise on last year's UPSR paper.
A simple analysis is provided for you as well as some exercise which are similar to last year's UPSR paper.
Let's check it out!

Section A
There were 7 subsections in English comprehension.
Section A consist of 20 multiple choice questions.
The item analysis is as follow:

NUMBER OF
QUESTIONS
TYPES OF QUESTIONS
DESCRIPTION OF ITEM
1-5
Multiple choice questions
Grammar;
Adverb
Conjunction
Preposition
Conjunction
Determiners
6
"Multiple choice questions
Proverb
7-9
Multiple choice questions
-Short paragraph with 3 blanks
-No picture
Grammar - Past tense verbs
10
Multiple choice questions
Synonym
11
Multiple choice questions
Punctuation
12-15
Multiple choice questions
-Short paragraph with 4 blanks
-With picture stimulus
Present continuous Reflexive pronouns Vocabulary Vocabulary
16-20
Multiple choice questions - A conversation
Comprehension
questions

The item analysis is as follow:
SECTION A
Choose the best answer to complete the sentence.
1. Father walked _____ into the bedroom as the baby was fast asleep.
A lazily B quietly C soundly D gracefully
The question is on adverb and the answer is B, quietly.
Many grammar item could be tested in question 1 to 5.
They could be verbs, nouns, adjectives, preposition, conjunction and many more.

Question 6
Choose the most suitable proverb.
6. My sister and I made some plans for our parent's anninversary but my brother _____ by telling them.
A waste not, want not           
B let the cat out of the bag
C strike while the iron is hot.
D half a loaf is better than none
The question is on proverbs.
B is the best answer because by letting the cat out of the bag means to unintentionally reveal a secret or a surprise.

Questions 12 to 15:
Based on the picture, choose the best answer to fill in in the blanks in the passage that follows.
It is 4:00 o'clock in the afternoon. The family is having tea in the living room. Encik Zainal is reading a newspaper. Puan Siti is __(12)__ a cup of tea. Their daughter Azura is pouring some tea for __(13)__ There are a few __(14)__ of cookies on a plate. There is also a __(15)__ of tissue. It is placed at the edge of the table.

12. A offering B drinking C mixing D stirring
13. A herself  B himself C ourselves D themselves
14. A bars B slices C pieces  D chunks
15. A roll B box C pack D packet                                                '                                               '                                             
This subsection consists of a short paragraph with a picture as a guide. It requires you to look at the picture carefully for you to be able to answer the questions correctly. Question 12 is testing you on verbs while Question 13 is on reflexive pronouns Both Questions 14 and 15 provide you a little challenge since you have to identify the best determiners. C pieces and B box would be the best answer that suits the picture for both questions.







Section B
NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
TYPES OF QUESTIONS
DESCRIPTION OF ITEM

21
Subjective Making a dialogue based on a picture situation

Social expression

22
Subjective 5 questions based on a linear text
 -A non-fiction text
 -2 true or false questions
 -3 open ended questions

23
Subjective 5 questions based on a nonlinear text
A table
2 questions on ticking the right answer l question on matching 1 question on listing 1 question on reasoning

24
Subjective 2 questions based on a linear and nonlinear text
An advertisement and a dialogue based on the advertisement 2 questions on ticking the right answer

25
Subjective 3 questions based on the same text in question 24
 -Listing
 -Reasoning
 -Reasoning

Now let's look at some questions with similar items in last year UPSR paper.
SECTION B
Question 21
Write a suitable response for each picture in the space provided.
(a) Conversation
A: Would you like your tea hot or cold?
B: ______
Sample answer: I would like it cold please (2 marks)



(b) Conversation
A: Hamid, did you put your bag here?
B: ______
Sample answer: No. I didn't (2 marks)

(c) Conversation
A: The story you are reading must be interesting.
B: ______
Sample answer: Yes, it is  (2 marks)

HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILL (HOTS) QUESTIONS
There are some HOTS questions in the previous UPSR paper.
Question 23
From the given list, which book would you read? Give reasons.
Question 25
(c) The best time to go to Mario Pizza is during dinner. Do you agree? Give reasons.

In these questions, you need to give reasons on why would you choose:
(a) a book to read
(b) the best time to eat at a restaurant.

CLOSURE
Based on the analysis, we know that all aspects of the language would be tested in UPSR. Therefore, do more reading and revision. Don't forget to ask your teachers a parents if you have difficulty in understanding whatever you've learnt. Keep on trying. Do not be afraid to make mistakes because mistakes are proof that you’ve been trying. All the best!


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