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2012 Key Stage 2 English SATs Writing Test (Shorter Task & Spelling Task) They've Got Talent, Dragons (Internal) (filename "ks2-english-2012-writing-test-shorter-task-spelling-test-internal.pdf") includes:

For internal marking only En English Writing KEY STAGE 2 Writing Test Shorter Task and Spelling Test LEVELS 3–5 First name Middle name 2012 Last name Shorter task: Your teacher will read through this section with you. You will have 20 minutes to write your shorter piece of writing in this booklet. Spelling test: Your teacher will read through this section with you. For marker’s use only Shorter Writing Task Marks Sentence structure, punctuation and text organisation (4) Spelling Test Number of correct words Marks 0 Spelling test, converted score (7) Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 3 10 –12 4 13 –15 5 16 –18 Spelling test, raw score (20) Marks 2 7–9 Spelling Test 1 4–6 Shorter Task, total marks (12) 0 1–3 Composition and effect (8) 6 19–20 7 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk They’ve Got Talent Imagine you and your class have been to watch a talent show. You are each asked to write a review for the school website about one of the acts. There were many acts. Some were good and some were terrible. An amazing magician A singer who sang out of tune A group of clumsy gymnasts A dancer who got lots of cheers Your task is to write a review of ONE act that your class saw at the talent show. You can use one of the ideas above or make up your own. PLANNING Think about the act you will review: • words and phrases to describe the act • the audience’s reaction. Remember, your task is to write the review. You will not receive marks for pictures or decoration. 2 Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk They’ve Got Talent 3 Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk [Blank page] 4 Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk Spelling Test Do not turn over this page until your teacher tells you to. 5 Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk Dragons The dragon is a creature belonging to the world of mythology, legend and . We find about dragons in the Chinese, European and South American and many others. They are with wisdom and 1 2 3 4 long life, and are often said to be more 5 than humans. In Chinese history, a dragon was the symbol of the emperor and of good luck. The traditional Chinese New Year parade includes a group of people who wind through the streets 6 a large dragon costume. Some dragons are to be , but many other tales have dragons that look for or give help, or interact with the in a peaceful way. 6 Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk 7 8 9 10 Dragons are often drawn to look like dinosaurs and other 11 animals. Many people 12 a dragon: 13 • is big and • has up to four legs, claws, 14 , spikes on its back, a tail and a long neck • sometimes has wings and is able to fly • can quite often 15 fire • hatches from an egg. The dragon is the 16 of the capital city of Slovenia and can be spotted in many places, from the licence plates on cars to a 17 which is embellished with four dragons. There are several lizards that have the name ‘dragon’, the best known being the Komodo Dragon. These creatures are restricted to a few small rule 18 in Indonesia, where they 19 . They can run as fast as a dog for short 20 and have deadly bacteria in their mouths which they use to kill prey. Total 7 Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk © Crown copyright 2012 STA/12/5597 (Pupil pack) STA/12/5601 (Mark scheme pack) Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk