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O Level English Language (1123)

I thought about providing some last minute advice for the O’level English 1123 Examination, and hence, I have written this post. I hope you will find it a useful reminder/instant revision guide for your final examination paper. Read the question carefully to understand the situation, task and content points. Always follow the format in the question. If no format is given, then you should follow the format prescribed by your teacher. Develop the 03 contents in equal detail, whenever possible. Write 4 - 5 paragraphs in your letter/report/speech/article/account. Write a proper beginning and ending sentence. The word limit is 200 - 300 words. You should write around 250 words at least. Use formal language in all directed writing tasks, except Informal letter. Always plan your response before you start writing. 1. Planning your response: 3/4 minutes. 2. Writing : 22 - 24 minutes. 3. Editing: 3 - 4 minutes. Read all the given topics at least twice, before choosing the topic you want to respond to. Choose the topic according to your strengths and preparation, and whether you have enough ideas to write between 350 - 500 words.

Avoid writing an argumentative essay, unless you have thoroughly practiced this type of writing. Plan before you start wiring and always recheck your work before you hand it in. 1. Planning narrative essay prompts : 7/8 minutes. 2. Writing: 45 minutes. 3. Editing: 5 - 6 minutes. Descriptive and Argumentative essays should have a proper introduction (1 paragraph), a detailed body (3 - 6 paragraphs) and a logical conclusion (1 paragraph). Stories should have an engaging opening, with an intriguing middle to sustain readers’ interest and a logical ending to bring a proper resolution to the plot. Use similes, metaphors and effective descriptive words to create verbal pictures in a descriptive essay. Keep your stories believable and realistic. Use flashback, dialogues and description of setting to make your narrative composition engaging for the reader. Avoid writing stories which end up as a ‘bad dream.’ Avoid copying the plots from popular movies you have watched. Also refrain from showing violence, racism or glorifying crime in your stories. This content was generated with the help of!

Editing your essay is immensely important before handing it in. You should know what your common errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling are. Don’t try to use ambitious vocabulary unless you are sure about its meaning and use. Using a simple word correctly is going to gain you more marks than using an unfamiliar word incorrectly, while trying to impress the examiner. The points should be brief, precise and concise. You don’t need to write them in your own words. Review the marking scheme to find out how the point should be written. Avoid repeating a point in different words. Examples of a point do not count as separate points. Each point should be written on separated line in a numbered or bulleted list. Example points given by the examiner in the boxes are not included in your 15 content points. Write 2/3 extra points, whenever possible. You will get marks for the extra points in case some of your points are incorrect. Write a paragraph summary of 160 words, including the 10 words given in the question.

Use your own words as far as possible and use conjunctions to make your paragraph cohesive and fluent to read. You should know the difference between facts and opinions. Google it and you will find plenty of resources. Practice solving the past paper questions on finding fact/opinion. Read the passage once only to get the general idea of the main topic/theme. Read every question twice to identify its type and then locate the answer in the relevant paragraph. Your answers should be two the p

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