English Language Paper 1, Nov/Dec. 2011  
Questions:   1 2 3 4 5 6 & 7 8   Main
General Comments

candidate's weakness

Candidates’ weaknesses include the following:

  1. inability to understand the contents of the set passages and the questions on them;
  2. wrong use of punctuation marks;
  3. use of ungrammatical structures;
  4. copying portions of the set passages as answers.

Suggested Remedies

  1. Candidates should make genuine effort to understand the demands of the questions before tackling them.
  2. Candidates should undertake a conscious and consistent study of the rudiments of the English language.
  3. Candidates should be taught the techniques of answering questions.
  4. Candidates should inculcate the habit of reading widely as this will improve their vocabulary.
  5. Candidates should practice essay writing regularly.
  6. Candidates should participate in Literary and Debating programmes.




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