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					  T A S M A N I A N
  S E C O N D A R Y
                                                                   Indonesian Stage 4
  A S S E S S M E N T
                                                                   2000 External Examination Report
  B O A R D
                                                                   Statistical Summary

Award Summary

          Outstanding Achievement (OA)          3
          High Achievement (HA)                 16
          Satisfactory Achievement (SA)         12
          Reassessed into neighbour             0
          Total candidates                      31

Gender Breakdown

           Males                                11

           Females                              20

Ratings awarded (internally and externally)

   Criterion                          A                    B                   C               D
                                int       ext        int   ext           int       ext   int   ext
   Criterion 1                  6         7          19    12             6        11     0        1
   Criterion 2                  8         7          14    11             9        10     0        3
   Criterion 3                  11        4          9     12            11        15     0        0
   Criterion 4                  16        14         11        9          4         8     0        0
   Criterion 5                  8         3          15    18             8        10     0        0
   Criterion 6                  11        1          13    12             7        18     0        0
   Criterion 7                  7         10         14        9         10        11     0        1
   Criterion 8                  6         6          13    12            11        11     1        1
   Criterion 9                  19                   10                   2               0
   Criterion 10                 25                   5                    1               0
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 Assessment Procedure 1 – Oral

 This went smoothly , with most candidates being able to answer the general questions put to them. Again it is
 stressed that to do well on Criterion 2, candidates do need to elaborate their answers.

 Most candidates opted to present their 3 minute talk first. For the most part candidates had learned their talk with
 only occasional reference to palm notes. Those who virtually read their talk could do no better that a ‘C’ on
 Criterion 7. Those candidates who actually knew what they were talking about, i.e. knew their subject well, did very
 well when asked questions about their chosen topic.

 Candidates need to be reminded that the maximum 1 page summary of their research folio needs to be handed to the
 examiners at the start of the interviews.

 Assessment Procedure 2 – Aural

 The quality and clarity of the recording was good.

 Question 5 and the second part of 7 posed real problems for all bar 2 of the candidates. Question 4 also posed a
 problem in that many candidates said Anna was shown the shopping bags. Consequently the examiner was generous
 in allocating A’s, B’s and C’s. A mark of 4-5 gained a C, 6-7 gained a B and 7+ gained an A.

 I would make the comment that in places the actors’ actions did not match the script. As stated above re. Question
 4, the bags rather than their contents were shown by Sutomo, the same can be said for Question 6. The visual must
 match the script if any sense of realism is to be attained.

 Model Answers:

 1      They are shopping and Sutomo saw Anna’s Mum in the ‘Matahari’ shop.
 2      ‘Lebaran’ is mentioned.
 3      At the end of the fast the family wants to shop.
 4      He shows her 2 shirts and Anna likes their colour and patterns.
 5      The discount was 4,100 rupiah.
 6      Sutomo shows Anna the 2 sarongs he bought. They are of the ‘Mango’ and ‘Sitting Elephant’ label/have
        ‘Mango’ and ‘Sitting Elephant’ patterns on them.
 7      Anna is given a voucher with which she can buy male Moslem clothing and accessories.
 8      Anna begins looking for Mum in the ‘Matahari’ shop/kitchenware section.
 9      Anna intends going to the shoe and bag department.
 10.    Her joke is that she now wants more money in addition to the voucher.

Tasmanian Secondary Assessment Board                                              2000 External Examination Report
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 Assessment Procedures 3 – Written Paper

 Section A

 Most candidates chose a conversation (Q.2) over the response to the letter (Q.1). Those candidates who chose Q.1,
 in many cases, did not analyse the range of questions that could be legitimately responded to and therefore did not
 maximise the use of the given. Encouragingly, the letter respondents, in most cases adhered to letter writing

 As was the case last year, candidates appeared not to have, or were less willing to use a range of working verbs in
 active and working forms. Verb range and verb form is integral to good writing at this level. Without a working
 vocabulary of verbs, students enter the written exam at their peril.

 A number of the written conversations were just reasonable. Candidates used mildly appropriate language and
 adhered to conversation writing conventions. However, many simple adverbial and adjectival expressions (as listed
 in the syllabus) were noticeably absent.

 For students to write appropriate dialogues at this level they need to read and write many in preparation, with special
 attention placed on the formulation of first and second person passive voice. The language of conversation is
 different to the language of narrative. It would appear that candidates need constant reminder of this reality during
 their course of study.

 Q.2(b) was the most popular choice. It was the easiest as it gave candidates with a minimum vocabulary a chance to
 write a fair conversation. The few candidates who tackled Q.2(c) did well as this question required a mature
 vocabulary and grammar. The most creative dialogues were found, in the main, with Q.2(d). In short, in this
 section there was a question suitable for strong, middling and weak candidates.

 Section B

 A total of 35 marks were allocated to this section. A mark of 17-22 gave a ‘C’, 23-27 gave a ‘B’ and 27+ gave an

 Question 3

 (a)    chicken breast that is cut into 1 cm slices. (2)
 (b)    fresh (chopped) ginger.
 (c)    teaspoon.
 (d)    oil, cooking wine, soy sauce and lemon rind. (2)
 (e)    the lemon rind is used and it is cut finely and lengthways. (2)
 (f)    any of the following: 5 tablespoons of oil, 1 tablespoon of cooking wind, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 25ml
        of water, 40ml of lemon juice. (2)
 (g)    heat 3 tablespoons of the oil.
 (h)    the chicken has changed colour.
 (i)    cooking wine.
 (j)    four, black pepper, garlic, shallots and lemon rind. (2)

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 Question 4

 (a)    plastic containers.
 (b)    shoes.
 (c)    sandles.
 (d)    socks.
 (e)    raincoats.
 (f)    shirts.
 (g)    trousers.
 (h)    underwear.
 (i)    jacket.
 (j)    bottle.
 (k)    billy.
 (l)    cup.
 (m)    pan.
 (n)    knife/fork/spoon.
 (o)    plate.
 (p)    most important.
 (q)    ordinary hat.
 (r)    baseball – type cap.

 Question 5

 (a)    the office/recreation.
 (b)    3 minutes.
 (c)    practical and delicious.
 (d)    children under 3 years of age.
 (e)    no, because there is only a little oil in the mix.
 (f)    the spice(s) can affect a baby’s digestion.
 (g)    fat, protein, carbohydrate, minerals and vitamins.
 (h)    both sorts are perfectly healthy food because they are pre-cooked at a high temperature.
 (i)    the noodles have a low water content and they can be stored for 3 years. (2)
 (j)    chicken soup, tomato soup, meatballs and noodles, curried chicken, prawn and vegetable.

 Section C

 Most students chose Q.8 as this gave considerable scope for their imagination. Some students, it would appear,
 knew the meaning of ‘presiden’ but not ‘perdana menteri’. This generally had little impact on their presentation.
 Q.9, whilst on first glance appeared generous and easy, was found by those students who tackled it, to be particularly
 demanding. Rewriting the given information as a personal narrative in most cases resulted in a ‘C’ grade.
 Imagination in describing the event itself was called for. Generally this was not effectively handled. Only 1
 candidate chose Q.7. This question perhaps allowed the candidate to write with emphasis on ‘original and personal’
 rather than on the creative.

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 Assessment Procedures 5

 (a)   Creative Writing

       There were some excellent stories which varied from contemporary stories through to legends and fables.
       Generally the candidates wrote well and some were beautifully illustrated. A couple of candidates wrote less
       than 300 words, 25% less than required. As has been stated in the past, the best that these candidates can
       expect to achieve is a ‘C’.

 (b)   Aesthetic Writing

       Candidates once again wrote from a very limited range of films and texts, ie the films ‘The Year of Living
       Dangerously’, ‘My Sky My Home’, and ‘Oeroeg’. ‘Song for Saruni’ was the notable exception.
       Understandably the availability of new films on Indonesia and time to view and review a film in the school
       year has some bearing on the responses.

       Candidates are required to write more than a rehash of the plot with a dash of personal comment in
       conclusion. Candidates who thought deeply and wrote accurately on the interplay between principal characters
       in their chosen work were duly rewarded. In future, students might be advised to read Indonesian short stories
       in their translated English version rather than just watch a film, just once and then attempt a film review.

 (c)   Functional Writing

       For the most part this was very well done. A variety of styles were presented and the majority of candidates
       did well. It is not appropriate to write a job ad., then a letter of application for a totally different job and
       enclose a CV that has nothing to do with either.

 (d)   Advertisement

       The sophistication and realism of previous years continued this year, with nearly all the ads being computer
       generated. The bulk of the ads dealt with food (7) and travel/hotels (11). The rest presented a variety of
       subject matter. Candidates still need to be aware that there is a 50 word requirement for ads.

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