Saturday, November 5, 2016

Dear Mr Kilmer Form 5 SPM - SPM 2011 Question

SPM 2011

Which part of the story do you like most?
Give reasons for your choice with close reference to the text.

[15 marks -> Content = 10 marks, Language = 5 marks]

Sample answers:


Content (Marks = 5 - 6)

The novel that I choose is Dear Mr Kilmer written by Anne Schraff. The part of the story that I like most is when Richard __________
hunting with his _______________, Pa and his _________________, Gus.


<-Introduction:

- Refer to the question. R

- Straight to the point. R

- Don't write the synopsis. Q

One day in _______________, Richard, Pa and Gus go to the ___________. When they see a deer, Richard __________ his gun at it. He purposely
_____________. Richard wants to avoid ____________ the deer. He hate_ hunting. Pa _____ so disappointed with Richard. Pa say_ that Richard
does not have to go hunting anymore. I love this part of the story _____________ I learn that sometimes we need to do what we believe is
right. Just like Richard, he believe_ that killing animals is cruel ____________________ his father disagrees with him.

* This response DOES NOT CONTAIN main and supporting ideas and LESS organised.

The response:

þ contains important lesson(s).

þ are supported and linked with SOME RELEVANT textual evidence.

The ideas are GENERALLY clear, can be understood but LACK organisation.

Content (Marks = 7 - 8)

The response:
  • contains important lesson(s).
  • is USUALLY supported and linked with RELEVANT textual evidence.
  • contains MAIN AND SUPPORTING IDEAS.
The ideas are CLEAR, can be understood.


Fill in the blanks with the correct word / phrase.

o compassion - belas kasihan

o disappears

o cruel - kejam

o shoot

o deliberately - dengan sengaja

o apologises - memohon maaf

o painful - terseksa

o does

o total opposite - sangat berlawanan

o stand up for - berpegang teguh

o go against the social norms - melawan arus / norma dalam masyarakat

The novel that I choose is Dear Mr Kilmer written by Anne Schraff. The part of the story that I like most is when Richard goes hunting with
his father, Pa and his brother, Gus. There are ________ reasons why this part is my favourite.



Firstly, from this part of the story, I learn that Richard loves animals.
His ________________ towards animals is shown when Richard, Pa and Gus go to the woods for deer hunting
one day
in winter. This is the day where Richard is going to ________ his first deer.
When they see a deer drinking by a stream,
Richard aims his gun at the deer. He purposely misfires.
The deer quickly ____________________.
Richard wants to avoid killing the deer. Richard believes that killing animals is ___________.



Secondly, from the deer hunting incident, I learn that Richard is different from Pa and Gus.
Richard hates hunting whereas Pa and Gus are the _______________________ of him.


When Richard _________________ misfires, Pa is so disappointed with Richard. He asks Richard why he missed shooting the deer on
purpose. Richard says that he _________not have the right to kill the deer. Richard feels ______________ if he were to take an animal's
life. Pa tells Richard that "Death is a part of life". Pa says that Richard does not have to go hunting anymore. Richard
____________________ to his father for making him sad.


In conclusion, this part of the story teaches me that we need to ________________ what we believe in even though we might
________________________

<- Introduction

*The bold sentence is the main idea. (the main reason)

* The italic sentences are the supporting ideas. (textual evidence)

*The bold sentence is the main idea. (the main reason)

* The italic sentences are the supporting ideas. (textual evidence)

- A conclusion is the lesson(s) that you can learn in general.

Content (Marks = 9 - 10)

The response:

þ contains important lesson(s).

þ are WELL supported and linked with RELEVANT textual evidence.

þ contains main and supporting ideas.

The ideas are CLEARLY presented, WELL-ORGANISED and EASILY understood.



Fill in the blanks with the correct idiom.


o soft spot - a tender or sentimental feeling

o a fly in the ointment - a single thing orperson that isspoiling asituation that could have been verypositive or enjoyable:

o heart-to-heart - perbualan dari hati ke hati

o wearing his heart on his sleeve - showing emotions openly, not trying to hide feelings

o not on the same wavelength - if two people are not on the same wavelength, it is not easy for them to understand and agree with each
other

o to lick his wound - to spendtime getting backyourstrength orhappiness after abad experience



Fill in the blanks with the correct word.


o unthinkable - tidak dijangka

o grieves - bersedih

o startled - terkejut / tidak menyangka

o miserable - sengsara

o relieved - lega

o pondering - memikirkan

o recalls - cuba mengingati

o intriguing - very interesting because it is strange, mysterious, or unexpected

o passionate - terlalu suka pada sesuatu

The novel that I choose is Dear Mr Kilmer written by Anne Schraff. The part of the story that I like most is when Richard goes hunting with
his father, Pa and his brother, Gus. There are ____________ reasons why this part is my favourite.



Firstly, from this part of the story, I learn that Richard has a ____________ for animals.
His compassion towards animals is shown when Richard, Pa and Gus go to the woods for deer hunting
one day
in winter. This is the day where Richard is going to shoot his first deer.
When they see a deer drinking by a stream,
Richard aims his gun at the deer. Suddenly, the ____________ happens. He purposely misfires causing t
he deer to quickly disappear.
Richard wants to avoid killing the deer.

Gus is so furious at Richard because Richard is like ____________. Gus ____________ that he could have
killed the deer if Pa let him take the shot. Pa asks Gus to return to their cabin as he wants to talk to Richard. From this incident,
we know that

Richard hates hunting whereas Pa and Gus are the total opposite of him.


Secondly, in the deer hunting incident, I love how Pa and Richard have a ____________ to learn each other's true
feelings.

When Richard deliberately misfires, Pa is so disappointed with Richard.

He asks Richard why he missed shooting the deer on purpose. Richard says that he does not have the right to kill the deer. Richard
feels painful if he were to take an animal's life. Pa tells Richard that he also __________ a little every time he shoots an animal.
According to Pa, "Death is a part of life". Richard is ________________ by what his father says. His father rarely speaks his own
feelings. After ____________, Pa tells Richard that he does not have to go hunting anymore.
Richard feels ________________ for making Pa sad. However, he also feels _____________ for not having to take the precious life of an
innocent deer. Even though

Richard is ____________ with Pa, they can still have a calm and rational conversation.

Thirdly, the hunting incident leads me to Richard's biggest secret.

After what happens in the woods, Richard cannot stop ___________________ about it when he gets home. Richard ________________ the first
time he went hunting with his Pa, Gus and Grandpa. He was eight years old. His Grandpa shot and killed a deer. He struggled to keep
himself from crying. The painful childhood emotions make him sad again. Trying ____________ , Richard writes a poem about
the terrible experience. Writing the poem takes away some of his sadness. Then, he puts the poem in the drawer of his desk and locks
it. Richard keeps his poetry-writing a secret because he does not want people to think that he is strange.



In conclusion, the part where Richard goes deer hunting with Pa and Gus portrays Richard's ____________ character because he is
not afraid to go against the norms by being compassionate towards animals and _________________ in poetry.

<- Introduction

*The bold sentence is the main idea. (the main reason)

* The italic sentences are the supporting ideas. (textual evidence)

*The bold sentence is the main idea. (the main reason)

* The italic sentences are the supporting ideas. (textual evidence)

*The bold sentence is the main idea. (the main reason)

* The italic sentences are the supporting ideas. (textual evidence)

<- Conclusion

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Dear Mr Kilmer Form 5 SPM – Exam Practices
Dear Mr Kilmer Form 5 SPM – Notes

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