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Tanjong Rhu
(Form 4 Short Story)
Prepared by Ms Tang
1Theodora 2016
Theodora 2016 2
SAMPLE QUESTION
The following is the short story you have
studied in the literature component in English
language.
Write a...
Marking Scheme
Content - 10 marks
Language - 5 marks
Total - 15 marks
Theodora 2016 4
How marks are awarded?
Answering the question = 1 mark
(3 points x 3 = 9 marks)
Language  Overall grading (5 marks)
Voca...
Answering Techniques
Introduction
Point 1
Point 2
Point 3
Conclusion
6Theodora 2016
How to write your INTRO?
• The short story I have studied is Tanjong Rhu by
Minfong Ho.
+
• Questions is _________. This i...
SAMPLE of the…
The short story I have studied is Tanjong
Rhu by Minfong Ho. The main theme of this
short story is the conf...
How to write your POINT(1)?
POINT . ELABORATE . EXAMPLE(S) . OPINION(O).
Theodora 2016 9
Point 1
SAMPLE of POINT(1)…
POINT . ELABORATE . EXAMPLE(S) . OPINION(O).
Mr Li, the main character, is a successful
Chinese busine...
POINT 1 continues…
POINT . ELABORATE . EXAMPLE(S) . OPINION(O).
to finish her prayer before going to his office.
Not only ...
Now YOU try writing POINT (2)
POINT . ELABORATE . EXAMPLE(S) . OPINION(O).
Theodora 2016 12
Point 2
Use connectors:
Second...
Theodora 2016 13
ELABORATE
Ah Ma and Ying have different attitudes towards
ancestor worship.
EXAMPLE(S)
Ah Ma insisted on ...
Theodora 2016 14
OPINION(O)
We can see that Ah Ma is very meticulous about the
traditional practices whereas Ying lives a ...
Let’s continue with POINT 3!
Theodora 2016 15
Point 3
Use connectors:
Besides/ In addition/ Moreover/ Furthermore/
POINT
A...
Let’s continue with POINT 3!
Theodora 2016 16
Point 3
EXAMPLE(S)
For instance, Ah Ma rears chickens and takes care of the
...
Theodora 2016 17
Point 3
EXAMPLE(S)
Another incident is that Ah Ma refuses to go for cataract
operation. She could not bea...
Theodora 2016 18
OPINION(O)
This shows that Ah Ma is skeptical of the modern
technology and she rather uses binoculars to ...
How to write the CONCLUSION?
• Repeat your THESIS STATEMENT.
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Conclusion
SAMPLE of the…
In conclusion, the theme of conflicts
between traditional beliefs and modern
practices is vividly shown thr...
HANDS ON PRACTICE!!!
Question
• Based on the short story, Tanjong Rhu by
Minfong Ho, write on the theme of generation
gap....
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Tanjong Rhu Q33 Answering Technique

Marking scheme, writing tips and steps on answering Question 33 in Paper 2 Form 4 English

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Tanjong Rhu Q33 Answering Technique

  1. 1. Tanjong Rhu (Form 4 Short Story) Prepared by Ms Tang 1Theodora 2016
  2. 2. Theodora 2016 2
  3. 3. SAMPLE QUESTION The following is the short story you have studied in the literature component in English language. Write about the main theme that you find from the short story with close reference to the text. Theodora 2016 3 Tanjong Rhu – by Minfong Ho
  4. 4. Marking Scheme Content - 10 marks Language - 5 marks Total - 15 marks Theodora 2016 4
  5. 5. How marks are awarded? Answering the question = 1 mark (3 points x 3 = 9 marks) Language  Overall grading (5 marks) Vocabulary Sentence patterns Organisation of ideas Theodora 2016 5 Point+ Elaboration + Example + Opinion = 3
  6. 6. Answering Techniques Introduction Point 1 Point 2 Point 3 Conclusion 6Theodora 2016
  7. 7. How to write your INTRO? • The short story I have studied is Tanjong Rhu by Minfong Ho. + • Questions is _________. This is shown through CHARACTER 1, CHARACTER 2, and CHARACTER 3. • In the following paragraphs, I will discuss on the ________ with close reference from the text. 7Theodora 2016 Introduction THESIS STATEMENT ANSWER TOPIC
  8. 8. SAMPLE of the… The short story I have studied is Tanjong Rhu by Minfong Ho. The main theme of this short story is the conflict between traditional and modern values and beliefs. This is shown through the characters of Mr Li, Ah Ma, and Ying. In the following paragraphs, I will discuss the theme with close reference to the text. Theodora 2016 8 Introduction
  9. 9. How to write your POINT(1)? POINT . ELABORATE . EXAMPLE(S) . OPINION(O). Theodora 2016 9 Point 1
  10. 10. SAMPLE of POINT(1)… POINT . ELABORATE . EXAMPLE(S) . OPINION(O). Mr Li, the main character, is a successful Chinese businessman. Although he is a man with modern mindset, Mr Li is filial to his mother who is known as Ah Ma in the short story. For example, Mr Li respects his mother’s traditional practice of ancestral worship and belief. He patiently waited for Ah Ma to finish 10Theodora 2016
  11. 11. POINT 1 continues… POINT . ELABORATE . EXAMPLE(S) . OPINION(O). to finish her prayer before going to his office. Not only that, he tries to teach his daughter, Ying, to show respect to the elders. This is an important value in Chinese culture. 11Theodora 2016
  12. 12. Now YOU try writing POINT (2) POINT . ELABORATE . EXAMPLE(S) . OPINION(O). Theodora 2016 12 Point 2 Use connectors: Secondly/ Besides/ In addition/ Moreover/ Furthermore/ POINT the theme is portrayed through the characters of Ah Ma and Ying in the short story.
  13. 13. Theodora 2016 13 ELABORATE Ah Ma and Ying have different attitudes towards ancestor worship. EXAMPLE(S) Ah Ma insisted on doing the whole process properly while Ying felt that it did not matter how many times a person has to bow as long as the act is carried out and it does not waste too much time. Point 2
  14. 14. Theodora 2016 14 OPINION(O) We can see that Ah Ma is very meticulous about the traditional practices whereas Ying lives a modern lifestyle. Nevertheless, Ying loves her grandmother and calls her ‘Popo’. Point 2
  15. 15. Let’s continue with POINT 3! Theodora 2016 15 Point 3 Use connectors: Besides/ In addition/ Moreover/ Furthermore/ POINT Ah Ma maintains a simple lifestyle while Helen, her daughter-in-law, lives a luxurious life.
  16. 16. Let’s continue with POINT 3! Theodora 2016 16 Point 3 EXAMPLE(S) For instance, Ah Ma rears chickens and takes care of the family altar. Helen, on the other hand, enjoys going out with friends and eat cakes which are made of foreign fruits.
  17. 17. Theodora 2016 17 Point 3 EXAMPLE(S) Another incident is that Ah Ma refuses to go for cataract operation. She could not bear the idea of cutting her eye open even with the latest technology.
  18. 18. Theodora 2016 18 OPINION(O) This shows that Ah Ma is skeptical of the modern technology and she rather uses binoculars to see better. Point 3
  19. 19. How to write the CONCLUSION? • Repeat your THESIS STATEMENT. 19Theodora 2016 Conclusion
  20. 20. SAMPLE of the… In conclusion, the theme of conflicts between traditional beliefs and modern practices is vividly shown through the characters of Mr Li, Ah Ma, and Ying. Theodora 2016 20 Conclusion
  21. 21. HANDS ON PRACTICE!!! Question • Based on the short story, Tanjong Rhu by Minfong Ho, write on the theme of generation gap. 21Theodora 2016

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