Directed Writing Task

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General Guideline for Directed writing task for Grade 10 English (O Level)

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DIRECTED WRITING English for Grade 10:

DIRECTED WRITING English for Grade 10

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The word ‘directed ’ suggests that the task is prescribed in some way. It is necessary that you read the task instruction carefully before attempting to write.

Directed Writing (30 marks) • You will write a non-fiction task (200-300 words)based on directions given.   • 15 marks are allocated for task fulfillment and 15 marks for language. :

Directed Writing (30 marks) • You will write a non-fiction task (200-300 words)based on directions given. • 15 marks are allocated for task fulfillment and 15 marks for language.

You may be asked to write::

You may be asked to write: Letters Reports Informative Articles News Reports Speech

Essential components ::

Essential components : Purpose Audience Tone Register Format Situation Information Required content Task Fulfilment Mark (15 points)

Look out for::

Look out for: Sentence Structure Verb forms Vocabulary Punctuation Spelling Language Mark (15 points)

Let’s go back to this directed writing task::

Let’s go back to this directed writing task: Write between 200 and 300 words. Your best friend who is in Singapore has written to you asking how you are getting on with your new friends in your new city. You reply, telling him/her about a recent incident which made you very scared. Write your letter . You must include the following: what happened why you were scared how the situation was resolved Cover all three points above in detail . You should make sure your best friend will understand your feelings and sympathise with you. Start your letter with ‘Dear ___’ and remember to provide a suitable ending.

The Informal Letter:

The Informal Letter

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Start by thanking your friend for a letter (if the letter is in reply from your friend) eg Dear Sha Sha , Many thanks for your letter of 3rd March, which arrived this morning. Think of an excuse to make you finish the letter eg . I must stop now because it's time for dinner and Mum needs this tabke eg . Sorry, I've got to go now as I have to look after my baby brother.

Questions? Violent reactions?:

Questions? Violent reactions?

So…. Now, are you ready for the test?:

So…. Now, are you ready for the test?

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