This page provides a range of ideas about answering multi-choice and short answer questions in exams.
Chase the marks - use the number of marks for a question to guide you in terms of how many points are required for each question. In general, if a question is worth 3 marks then you would expect to make 3 points.
There are two articles used in the English language. Identify them, define their purpose and explain briefly how they are used. Give examples. (8 marks)
This question has four parts which the four instruction words (identify, define, explain and give examples) make clear.
In order to get full marks (8) you would need to:
The two articles are the indefinite article “a” and the definite article “the”. Articles show whether the noun refers to something definite or indefinite. The definite article shows that the noun refers to a particular example of something, for example, She is in the garden. The indefinite article shows that the noun refers to something general or something which has not been referred to by the speaker , e.g. I’m thinking of getting a dog.