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English Secondary 4 Express / Secondary 5 Normal (Academic)

Sec 4 Express Paper No: 1128

Paper Description Marks Weight-ing (%) Duration
1
Writing 
Section A : Editing
Candidates identify and edit grammatical errors in a short written text. 

Section B : Situational Writing
Candidates write 250-350 words on a given situation which will involve viewing a visual text. 

Section C : Continuous Writing
Candidates write 350-500 words on one of four topics set. 
70 
(10) 




(30) 




(30)


35 1h 50min
2
Comprehension 
Section A
Candidates respond to questions based on Text 1, a visual text. 

Section B
Candidates respond to a variety of questions based on Text 2 which is a narrative or a recount. 

Section C
Candidates respond to a variety of questions based on Text 3, a non-narrative text, and write an 80-word response to a summary writing task. 
50 
(5) 



(20) 




(25)





35 1h 50min
3
Listening 
Section A
Candidates respond to a variety of listening tasks based on a number of audio recordings which the candidates will hear twice. 

Section B
Candidates listen to an audio recording and do a simple note-taking exercise. Candidates will hear the recording only once. 
30 
(24) 






(6)




10
About 
45 min
4
Oral Communication 
The two parts in this paper are thematically linked. 

Part 1 : Reading Aloud
Candidates read aloud a short text. 

Part 2 : Spoken Interaction
Candidates engage in a discussion with the examiners on a topic based on a visual stimulus.           
30 



(10) 



(20)




20
About 
20 min (including 10 min of preparat-ion time)
Total 180 100