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LEARN TO WRITE

EFFECTIVE WRITING PRACTICES FOR LOWER SECONDARY


STUDENTS

S I S C + E N G L I S H B ATA N G PA DA N G D I S T R I C T , P E RA K .

SISC+ BI BATANG PADANG

LEARN TO WRITE
EFFECTIVE WRITING PRACTICES
FOR LOWER SECONDARY STUDENTS

Patron
TnHjWazir b. Mustafa
District Education Officer
Batang Padang
Advisor
En Azshar bin Ramli
Head of Academic Unit
Coordinator
Pn Jenny Ho PohChoon
SISC+ English
Vice-Coordinator
Cik Lim Lin Sun
SISC+ English

PANEL OF MODULE WRITERS


Jenny Ho PohChoon
Lim Lin Sun SISC+ English
Zalina bt Ahmad
Abdul Hamid bin Mohd Noor
Muhammad Irwan Law Abdullah
Shara Devi A/P J.C. Ramalu
MUHAMMAD
Lee Pooi Peak
Muhammad Faisal bin Abdullah
PADANG, BIDOR.

SISC+ English
SMK SLIM, SLIM RIVER
SMK (F) BESOUT, SUNGKAI
SMK SUNGKAI, SUNGKAI
SMK DATO ZULKIFLI
SMK SERI TAPAH, TAPAH
SEKOLAH AGAMA BATANG

PREFACE
This module is divided into three main sections, namely Short Writing
Practices, Extended Writing Practices and Error Identification
Practices. The purpose of this module is to provide practices for
lower secondary students who are preparing for the Form 3
Assessment(PT3). We have also included a section for remedial
writing. I would like to thank the panel of creative module writers
who have worked very hard to come up with this module on such
short notice. It is hoped that these practices would inspire teachers to
come up with more exercises of their own.
Jenny Ho
SISC+ ENGLISH
Batang Padang

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SHORT WRITING TASK
PRACTICE 1
Dear ,

15 March 2014

I am sorry to tell you that I cannot visit you during the coming holidays as
we have planned. My grandmother passed away suddenly yesterday. According to
the Chinese custom, I have to observe a period of mourning. Therefore, it is not
appropriate for me to visit you.
Please forgive me if I have caused you a lot of trouble in preparing for my
visit.
From,
May Hwa
You received the following postcard from a friend in Singapore. In about 100 words, write a
message of sympathy to your friend. Use the notes below to help you.
apologise you cannot go
comfort her on her grandmothers death
say that you hope to see her at a better time.
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Dear .,
17 May 2014
I havent heard from you since we met last January. I wonder how youre
getting along.I have changed my address. The house my father booked in 2013 has
just been completed. We are now trying to decorate the rooms.
The builders painted my room pink. I dont like the colour and would like to
change it. I would welcome suggestions on how I can decorate my room. Do you
have any ideas?
I hope to hear from you soon.
From,
Syazana
You received the above message from a friend in Seremban. In about 100 words, write a
reply to Syazana. Use the notes below to help you.
congratulate her on her new home.
suggest ways in which she can decorate her room:
colour, curtains, furniture, lamps etc.
give reasons for your suggestions
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PRACTICE 3
Dear .,

14 February 2014

I saw your name and address in the pen-pal column of the Asia Youth
Magazine. I would like to be your pen-pal.
I am a girl of 15 years of age. I am still in school. My family is a large one. I
have five sisters and three brothers.
I like to swim and play tennis. My hobbies are reading and corresponding with
pen-pals. I have pen-pals in India, China and Japan. If you decide to write to me, you
will be my first Malaysian pen-pal.
I hope you will be my pen-pal. Best regards to you.
Yours sincerely,
Sheena
In about 100 words, write a reply to Sheena :
saying that you would like to be her pen-pal
tell her about your family,
inform her about your school life and your other pen-pals.
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PRACTICE 4
Your mother and you have the following conversation:
Mother : Did you know its Grandpas birthday next week? Why dont you write to
him?
You

: Good idea! Ill send him a card, too.

Mother : Tell him that Afif has got a job.


You

: Alright. Is there anything else you want to tell Grandpa?

Mother : No. Just send our love to him and Grandma. Ask him how Grandmas leg is.
In about 100 words, write a message to your grandfather. Use the notes below to help you.
wish him a happy birthday
tell him about your brothers job
mention any other interesting news or incident concerning your family.
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PRACTICE 5
You have just spent a week at your aunts house in PulauLangkawi. You had a
wonderful time. Your aunt and uncle brought you to the Underwater World and other
sights. You also tried out various restaurants and went shopping.
You wish to write to your aunt and uncle. In about 100 words, write a letter to them. Use the
notes below to help you.
thank them for letting you stay with them
and taking you to all the places
Your mother asks your aunt and uncle to visit your family
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PRACTICE 6
You received the following invitation card from your friend from another state.
Dear_____________

27 October 2014

I would be glad if you could attend my birthday party at my house on 10 th


November 2014. Since the party will be ending late, you may stay for the night too, if
you wish.
Please reply by 3rd November 2014. Hope to see you.
From,
Rose

You are unable to attend the party. In about 100 words, write a reply to Rose. Use the notes
below to help you.
wish her a happy birthday
decline her kind invitation
state your reasons for doing so
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SISC+ BI BATANG PADANG


PRACTICE 7
The picture below shows the various types of fruits
Based on the picture given, write a speech on the benefits of eating fruits.

In your speech:
name the various types of fruits
explain the benefits of eating fruits
make sure your speech is not less than words.

PRACTICE 8

Post Card

Dear Izza,
Youre right. This place is exquisitely scenic
and beautiful. I cant believe that Im finally
here. I have to pinch myself sometimes
because it feels like Im living in a postcard.
How about you? Did you enjoy the vacation
with your family last week? Please email me
and share something about it.
- Elyas

Place
Stamp Here

NurulIzzaSuhaila
No 3, JalanSutera,
Taman Putri
.Pontian,
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13300, Pontian, .
Johor
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You have just received a postcard from your best friend. In about 100 words, write a short
email as a reply to his postcard. Use the notes below to help you.

Thank him for the postcard


Tell him where you went for the vacation
Tell him one interesting thing about the place you visited

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PRACTICE 9

Your teacher conducted a survey on the types of reading materials preferred by your class.
He asked for your opinion on why the majority of the students prefer to read magazines. In
about 100 words, write a short opinion on it. Use the notes below to help you.
Give one reason why many students prefer to read magazine
Give one example of a magazine that you like to read
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PRACTICE 10
Come and join the fun!
English Language Society is holding an audition to start a new Choral
Speaking group to represent our school this year. Here are the details of the
audition:
Day : Monday
th March 2014
Date : 18th
Time : 2.30 - 4.30 p.m.
Place: School Hall
Everyone is invited
ZabreenaZabir.

to

try.

For

any

enquiry,

please

contact

Miss

You are interested to join the audition. However, you are unable to attend the audition. In
about 100 words, write a note to the teacher, explaining about your situation and requesting
for a chance to audition at another time. Use the notes below to help you.

Explain the situation


Give reason
Request for another audition slot to be set up

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PRACTICE 11

Fashionable
Thats the vision of
every pair of 5ive Ten
shoes. Fashionable
sports footwear that is
sure to turn heads
wherever you go.

Comfortable
Fits your foo snugly.
You dont have to
sacrifice your comfort
for the sake of being
fancy and fashionable.

5IV
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Value for money


Constructed from quality
material
Able to withstand
extreme conditions yet
very reasonably priced.
Come get your own pair
of 5ive Ten now.

Quick! Come get the fancy and fashionable 5ive


ten
Imagine that you are a salesperson for the product that is advertised above. In about 100
words, what would you say to a customer to encourage him to buy the product. Use the
notes above to help you.
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PRACTICE 12
Year End Sales

Discounts up to 30
percents
Special rebates for
students.
15 free gifts for each
purchase of a
Macbook Air
Discounts on the
purchase of
extended warranty
One year
complimentary
service of Microsoft
Office 365

You have been dreaming of owning a Macbook Air and it is now on sale. In about 100 words,
write a note to your father, persuading him to buy it for you. Use the notes below to help you.
Tell him about the sale

Give reasons why you need a Macbook Air

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PRACTICE 13

Dearest son,
Grandfathers 60th birthday is approaching on this coming 25th of April 2014.
Please remember to book a ticket home. Let me know if you have any idea on the types of
birthday presents that I should buy for him.
Till then, take care and bye!
Father

You are unable to return home on the 25th of April 2014. In about 100 words, write a suitable
reply to the above message. Use the notes below to help you.
explain why you would not be able to return home
suggest a suitable birthday present for grandfather
ask father to convey your birthday wish to grandfather
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SISC+ BI BATANG PADANG


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PRACTICE 14
Dearest friend,
Congratulations on your wedding. I am so excited for you. However, I
would not be able to attend your wedding ceremony as I need to look after my son who is still
receiving his medical treatment at Assunta Hospital.
Hope to hear more from you about your wedding. Bye!
PnAsiah
You would really like your best friend, PnAsiah to attend your wedding ceremony. In about
100 words, write a message to your best friend. Use the notes below to help you.

persuade her to come- you will be happier with her presence


give her an idea that she could perhaps ask somebody else to look after her son on
your wedding day.
tell her what you have done so far as part of your wedding preparation.

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PRACTICE 15
Dear students,
As you are approaching your examinations, I would like to send my best greetings to you. I hope
that you will perform with utmost dedication. Good luck and we hope you come out with flying
colours.
Mr Tan
You are one of the students who received the above message from your class teacher, Mr
Tan. In about 100 words, write a message to your teacher. Use the notes below to help you:
thank him for all his hard work in teaching you
make a request for a final extra class and explain why
tell your teacher what you have done in preparation for the coming exams.
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PRACTICE 16
Sharon: I think the pair of shoes shes wearing looks really nice.
Melissa: You wouldnt be saying that if you knew how much it cost. Just because it is
imported, people end up paying a bomb for such shoes.
Sharon: Well, they might be expensive but you must remember that the quality is good.
I wouldnt mind paying RM150 for a pair of good shoes.
Melissa: I think its totally unnecessary to pay so much for a pair of imported shoes.
Made-in-Malaysia products are just as good and best of all, they dont cost so much.
Sharon: I suppose you have your own opinion but I still feel imported products are
better.
Whom do you agree with? In about 100 words, write your response. Use the notes below to
help you.
Provide reasons to support your answer
Add any other interesting comments
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PRACTICE 17

You are the President of The English Language Society in your school. The society advisor
has requested that you give a speech on The Importance of the English Language during
the school assembly. In about 100 words, write the speech. Use the notes below to help
you.
greet your audience
give reasons why it is important to excel in this language
thank the audience
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PRACTICE 18
Kalsom: Did you hear what happened to Mokhtar?
WaiLeng: Yes, I did. I think his punishment was a bit harsh.
Kalsom: I disagree with you. Playing truant from school is a serious offence.
Some schools even expel students who do that.
WaiLeng: Im saying that he should not have been punished, but it shouldnot have
been done in front of the whole school during assembly. It can be very
humiliating, you know.
Kalsom: Well, sometimes people have to learn the hard way. And besides, this is
not the first time he has done it. In the past, he has been let off with a
warning twice.
Whom do you agree with? In about 100 words, write your response. Use the notes below
to help you.

state your stand


provide reasons to support your answer
add any other interesting comments

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PRACTICE 19
Asri is from LahadDatu. He is a new student at your school. Write an e-mail to welcome him
in about 100 words. Use the notes below to help you.
Welcome him
Tell him about your school
Tell him that you are organizing a party for him
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PRACTICE 20

12 April 2014
Dear Sunil,
Im having some problems with my studies. Im quite worried
as the examination is just around the corner. Do you have
any tips or advice that could help me to study effectively? I
really appreciate it.
Jerry
You are Sunils friend. He has written to you to ask for advice. In about 100 words, write a
message to Sunil. Use the notes below to help you.
Use short notes
Study consistently
Practise
Get help from teachers

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PRACTICE 21
Read the advertisement below.

Pacific Supermarket

MID-YEAR SALE!!!!!
9 JUNE TILL 9 JULY
DISCOUNTS UP TO 70%
FREE
Footwear, luggage, sports equipment, PARKINGG
clothes and electrical equipment.

You saw the advertisement above and you would like to invite your sister to go shopping with
her.
In about 100 words, write a message to your sister. Use the notes below to help you.
Invite her to go with you
Give reasons
Tell her what you would like to buy

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PRACTICE 22
Read the postcard below and answer the question that follows.

Dear Arman,
Greetings from Penang.Arrived
here from Johore three days
ago. I am having a whale of a
time here. I have visited
Penang Hill, Botanical Gardens
and the Snake Temple. I will be
home soon.

To,
Arman bin
Tamin,
22, JlnBesar,
KampungKurni
a,
47200
Selangor.

You are having a holiday in Cameron Highlands and you would like to inform Susan about
your holiday. In about 100 words, write a letter to Arman. Use the notes below to help you.
Tell him about your holiday
Describe the places you have been
Tell him the things that you have bought

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PRACTICE 23

SENTOSA ENGLISH CAMP


TIMETABLE
7.00

7.30
8.00

RISE AND SHINE

- MORNING EXERCISE
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BREAKFAST

8.30 -

SCRABBLE COMPETITION

9.30 -

SPELLING BEE

You attended11.00
an English
Camp recently.
Write an entry in your diary in about 100 words.
- SINGING
COMPETITION
Use the following notes to help you.
Describe the activities carried out
Write about how you feel about the camp

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PRACTICE 24
ATTENTION TO THE SCHOOL HOCKEY TEAM PLAYERS
Please be informed that the school hockey team will have a practice session this week.
Date : 20 March 2014
Time : 3.30 pm 6.00 pm
Attendance is compulsory and do not be late!
Mr Andrew

You will be home late as you have to attend a hockey practice after school. In about 100
words, write a message to your mother informing her that you will be home late. Use the
notes below to help you.
apologise for coming home late
give reasons

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PRACTICE 25
Hi Nisha,
Where have you been? All of us were wondering where you were when you did not
come for lunch yesterday. I hope everything is fine with you.
Razien

You receive this text message from your mobile phone while you are on holiday in Langkawi.
In about 100 words, write a postcard to your friend. Use the notes below to help you.
tell him where you are
tell him how long you will be there
list down three activities you are doing there

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Razien binRazali,
No. 1, Taman Sentosa,
35800 Slim River,
Perak.

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PRACTICE 26
RM 100
per room
per night

VIVA HOTEL
Facilities offered

swimming pool
private beach
barbecue site
gymnasium
free wifi

NO EXTRA
CHARGE FOR
FESTIVE
SEASONS,
SCHOOL
HOLIDAYS
AND
WEEKENDS

You saw this advertisement on your way home. In about 100 words,Write a message to your
father persuading him to stay at the hotel during the school holiday Use the notes below to
help you.
tell him about the rate of the room
tell him about the facilities provided
list down two activities that you can do there
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PRACTICE 27

KAYS CAFE
Come and enjoy our mouth-watering
Fresh delicacies
Tea for

cakes ,cup
cakes
cookies,
pies, pizzas

Open daily
From 11.00 a.m
10.00 pm

two
from as low
as RM10.00!

The new caf in town Write a message to your friend inviting her to go the caf for tea. Use
the notes below to help you.
tell her about the opening hours
tell her about the food sold

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PRACTICE 28

Fantastic Opportunity For Young Writers !


Send in authentic stories and earn RM50.00 upon publication in our newsletter which
will be published every fortnight. Regular entries will get free gifts.
CREATIVE PUBLICATIONS
e-mailto coolbosley@gmail.com

You saw this advertisement in the newspaper. . In about 100 words, Write a message to your
sister asking her to send in her story. Use the notes below to help you.
tell her about the advertisement
tell her how she can submit her stories
list down two reasons why she should participate

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PRACTICE 29
Situation Vacant
An established company is looking for a young man or woman to work as a filing clerk.
Requirements: PMR with credits in Mathematics and English. Previous working experience is
not necessary as training will be provided. Candidates must be fluent in English and Bahasa
Malaysia and must be willing to get along with others. Interested parties should write to:
The Personnel Manager,
ACE Electrical Company Sdn. Bhd,
1-2A, Shah Alam Industrial Estate,
43000 Shah Alam.
You have just completed your PMR examination and are interested in getting a job. Based on
the information given in the advertisement above, write a letter of application for the job in
about 100 words.
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Yours Faithfully,
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PRACTICE 30
Kalsom: Did you hear what happened to Mokhtar?
WaiLeng: Yes, I did. I think his punishment was a bit harsh.
Kalsom: I disagree with you. Playing truant from school is a serious offence. Some
schools even expel students who do that.
WaiLeng: Im saying that he should not have been punished, but it shouldnot have
been done in front of the whole school during assembly. It can be very
humiliating, you know.
Kalsom: Well, sometimes people have to learn the hard way. And besides, this is not
the first time he has done it. In the past, he has been let off with a warning
twice.
Whom do you agree with? In about 100 words, write your response. Use the notes below to
help you.

Provide reasons to support your answer


Add any other interesting comments

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PRACTICE 31
FashaSandha
Age
: 23
Family background : eldest in a family of two sisters
Education
: primary and secondary schooling in SekolahRendah and
SekolahMenengah Convent Pantai respectively. Degree in
Mass Communications from University of Boston in the United
States.
Shows hosted
: game shows, talk shows and shows related to music
Hobbies
: horse-riding, swimming and travelling
Advice to aspiring tv personalities : Believe in yourself and never let anyone
discourage you
You are the president of the Communications Club in your school. You have been asked to
write a short article about FashaSandha, an ex-student who is a popular television
personality today. In about 100 words, write out the article. You may include any other
relevant information.

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PRACTICE 32
PROGRAMME FOR SPEECH DAY

6.30 Arrival of invited guests


7.00 Negaraku
Date :
14 April 2014
7.05 Principals opening speech
Place :
School Hall
Time :
7.00 pm
7.15 Fan Dance
7.40 Drama : Mahsuri
8.00 Tamil Dance
8.15 Presentation Of Prizes
9.15 End of Prize-giving Ceremony
Your sister is studying in a boarding school. In about 100 words, write a short e-mail to your
sister describing the Speech Day. Use the notes below to help you.
Date, time and venue
Your favourite item in the programme
Your feelings when receiving a prize

Dear____________________________,
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PRACTICE 33
You received the following mail in your facebook page.
Dear .,
You might be surprised to receive this mail from me. My friend, Shamir,
gave me your name. I am sure you know Shamir from Facebook. First, let me
introduce myself. My name is Ann Hugo. I am fifteen years old. I live in London.
Shamir said you may be able to help me out. I am planning to visit your
hometown with my family at the end of this year.
I was hoping that you could tell me something about your hometown. Then I
wont feel so lost when I am there.
Please do reply. I hope we can be friends. Thank you.
Dear
In about
Ann,100 words, write a message in your Facebook to Ann.
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Describe your hometown. Use the notes below to help you.
Location
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How to get there
Interesting places to visit
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From,

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PRACTICE 34
This is your friends results slip at the end of the year.
SMK SUNGAI ENAM
NAME : DANI WAN
CLASS : 2 ORKID
RESULTS FOR 2014
BAHASA MELAYU
ENGLISH
MATHEMATICS
SCIENCE
SEJARAH

BAND 6
BAND 3
BAND 5
BAND 5
BAND 5

Your friend, Dani, is worried about her achievement for the English subject. She asked for
your help.In about 100 words, write an e-mail to her.Use the notes below to help you.

Get help from the teacher


Get help from friends
DearDani,
What
she can do at home
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From,
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PRACTICE 35
Last week you had a fever. You were vomiting and feeling very weak. Then you
were admitted into the hospital for four days. During your stay, your friend, Ning,
visited you every day and helped you with your homework. Now you have just
been discharged and you are recovering at home.
In about 100 words, write a note to Ning to thank her and to show your appreciation.
Use the notes below to help you.
Thank her for visiting you
Thank her for helping you with your homework
Invite her to your house for dinner.
Hello Ning,
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PRACTICE 36
You are interested to take part in the competition below.
SMK SUNGAI ENAM

ESSAY-WRITING COMPETITION
Come one, come all. Try your hand at writing! Be the next Shakespeare!
Prizes:
First prize
:
RM 500.00
Second prize
:
RM 300.00
Third prize
:
RM 100.00
Three consolation prizes

RM 50.00

The topic for your essay must be based on the theme of saving
theenvironment. It must be between 200 to 300 words.
All essays must be typed in ARIAL (FONT 12) on A4-sized paper.
The last date to hand in your essay is before 15 April 2014.
Please submit your essays to Puan Sharmin Rais personally.

In about 100 words, write a message to PuanSharminRais to inform her that you
will be taking part in the essay-writing competition. Include the notes below in your
message.
Inform her of your name and class
The title of your essay
Ask for her suggestion in searching for information for your essay.
Arrange for a time to see PuanSharmin
DearPuanSharmin,
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EXTENDED WRITING
PRACTICE 1
The picture below shows a family having a picnic. Based on the picture given, write
an essay on the picnic.

In your essay:
describe the picnic area
describe the activities carried out during the picnic
make sure your essay is between 150 to 200 words
[30 marks]
PRACTICE 2
Your parents had organized a party to celebrate your birthday. Based on the picture
given, write an essay on your birthday party.

In your essay:
describe who your parents invited to the birthday party
describe the activities carried out during the birthday party

make sure your essay is between 150 to 200 words


PRACTICE 3
You and your friends were on your way home when you saw an old lady trying to
cross a busy road. Based on the picture given, write an essay on what you and your
friends did to help the old lady.

In your essay:
describe the old lady
describe the traffic at the scene of the incident
make sure your essay is between 150 to 200 words
[30 marks]
PRACTICE 4
Based on the picture given, write an essay on what you and your friends did to help
the people who were hit by a hurricane.

In your essay:

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describe the scene of the hurricane
describe what you did to help the victims
make sure your essay is between 150 to 200 words
[30 marks]

PRACTICE 5
The English Language Society of your school had carried out a survey on the
activities carried out by the students in their pastime. Based on the pie chart below,
write a report of the students pastime activities.

In your essay:
describe the types of activities carried out
give reasons for the choice of activities
make sure your essay is between 150 to 200 words

PRACTICE 6
Your family went to Paradise Island for a few days. Based on the picture given, write
a recount on what you and your family did at the island.

In your essay:
describe the island
describe what you did during your stay at the island
make sure your essay is between 150 to 200 words
[30 marks]

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PRACTICE 7
The picture below shows what you did last weekend with your family members.
Based on the picture given, write a description about how you spent your time with
them.

In your description :
give details of what you and your family did
suggest ways to foster a closer relationship among family members
make sure your description is between 150 to 200 words.

PRACTICE 8
The picture below shows an incident of a robbery which you witnessed when you
went shopping with your mother.Based on the picture given write a recount of the
incident.

In your recount:
give details of the incident
recommend ways to prevent a robbery
make sure your recount is between 150 to 200 words

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PRACTICE 9
The picture below shows your sisters 10th birthday party celebration. Based on the
picture given write a story about how you celebrated the birthday party

In your recount:
give details of the event
give reasons why we should celebrate birthdays
make sure your recount is between 150 to 200 words

PRACTICE 10
The picture below shows you and your friends going for a camping trip organized by
the school Scouts Club. Based on the picture given, write a report of your camping
trip.

In your report:
give details of the trip
discuss the benefits of co-curricular activities
make sure your report is between 150 to 200 words

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PRACTICE 11
The pictures below show students who are preparing for an examination.
Write an article on how to cope with examination stress.

In your article:

give details of the problems faced by students while preparing for an

examination
suggest ways to cope with examination stress

make sure your article is between 150 to 200 words

Practice 12
The picture below shows a scene in a clinic. Based on the picture given, write
a description on what is happening in the picture.

In your description:
describe what is happening in the picture
discuss ways to keep healthy
make sure your description is between 150 to 200 words

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Practice 13
The picture below shows your family spending time together. Based on the
picture given, write a diary entry what you and your family members did on
that day.

In your description:
give details of the activities
suggest ways to spend quality time with your family members.
Make sure your description is between 150 to 200 words

Practice 14
The picture below shows students having a Car-Wash campaign to raise
funds for the school. Based on the picture given, write a recount of their
activity.

In your recount:
give details of the event
discuss benefits of this activity
suggest other activities to raise funds for the school
Make sure your recount is between 150 to 200 words

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Practice 15
The picture below shows a usual scene in a park. Based on the picture given,
describe what is happening in the picture.

In your description:
give details on what is happening in the picture
provide examples of other types of activities that people could do in a
park
make sure your recount is between 150 to 200 words

Practice 16
The advertisement below shows several courses offered by a university
college. Based on the advertisement, write a letter of enquiry regarding one of
the courses offered.

In your letter:
choose one academic course that you are interested in
enquire on the minimum requirements in applying for the course
make sure your letter is between 150 to 200 words

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Practice 17
The picture below shows a scene of your school sports day.
Based on the picture given, write an essay to describe the scene.

In your essay:
describe the scene in detail
give the advantages of taking part in sports
make sure your essay is between 150 t0 200 words

Practice 18
Your village was affected by floods. You helped to evacuate the villagers
and their belongings.

Based on the picture given, write a recount of the event.

In your recount:
give details of the event
suggest ways to help the flood victims
make sure your recount is between 150 to 200 words

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Practice 19
The picture below shows the scene of the Cleanliness Campaign held in your
school. You took part in the campaign. As the President of the Nature Club of
the school, you want to write a report to the school Principal.
Based on the picture given, write a report on how the campaign was carried
out.

In

your report:
explain what you did and saw during the campaign
suggest ways to beautify your school
make sure your report is between 150 to 200 words.

Practice 20
The picture below shows the Scouts, one of the uniformed units found in most
schools in Malaysia. Based on the picture given, write an essay, stating your opinion
on the benefits of joining the clubs and societies.

When writing your essay:


- state the benefits of joining the clubs and societies
- give reasons why some students do not like to join the clubs and activities.
- make sure your essay is between 150 to 200 words.

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PART I Shorter writing tasks (Remedial exercises)


Practice 1
SCHOOL NOTICE BOARD
The History Society will organize a visit to places of interest around Kuala
Lumpur. Those who are interested in joining the excursion must give their names
and RM10.00 each to EncikHashim before 20 April 2014.
Date :
30 May 2014
Time :
6.30 am 9.00 pm
Places of interest :Templer Park
Zoo Negara
Museum Negara
Your sister will be going for the trip to Kuala Lumpur. In about 100 words, write a
reminder for her because you will not be at home on 30 May 2014. Use the notes
below to help you.
bring enough bottled water for the trip
walk in a group
always be careful on the road
Number the sentences below in the correct sequence to form the reminder.
Then write the reminder into your exercise book.
SENTENCES
It will be safer than walking alone.
However, you must remember that the weather is quite warm and you may
get dehydrated.
Do not play when crossing the road.
I know you will be going to Kuala Lumpur on 30 May 2014.
Next, always walk in a group.
Take care. Have a good time!
Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime!
I hope that you will enjoy yourself.
Finally, you must always be careful on the road.
So it is better to bring enough bottled water.
Then you do not need to spend your pocket money to buy bottled drinks.

Practice 2

GRAND SALE!
clothing and footwear at a discount of 30-50%
gifts and lucky draws for purchase of RM100 and above
all food items at a discount of 10% (not including fresh food)
Offer valid from 1st May 14th May, 2014
GAYA SUPERMARKET
NO. 3, JALAN BESAR, 41300 KLANG

Your brother, Ali, who is studying in a residential school, wants to go to the sale. He
wants you to help him ask permission from Mother. In about 100 words, write a
message to your mother. Use the notes below to help you.
tell your Mum what Ali wants to do
give reasons why Ali should to go to the sale
tell your Mum not to worry
Dear Mum,
There is a (1) in the Gaya (2) near Alis school. He wants to (3) to the sale
because he (4) to buy some things. He wants a (5) for his test papers. He also (6)
a pair of (7) for participating in the school track events. The supermarket is offering a
discount of (8) for shoes. (9) he can save some money in this way.
Dont (10) about Ali going shopping, Mum. He can look (11) himself. Anyway, he will
not (12) much as he is very careful with his money. He wont even buy himself an
(13). Let him (14) to (15) on his own two feet! We should not pamper him too much!
Fill in the blanksto complete the message. Use the words below to help
Siti you.

spend

learn

sale

file

30%

after

stand

Supermarket

needs

shoes

has

Ice-cream

so

worry

go

Practice 3

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Your brother, Ali, who is studying in a residential school, wants to go to the sale.
Now, in about 100 words, write an e-mail to Ali telling him that Mum has allowed him
to go shopping. Use the notes below to help you.

tell Ali about Mums decision


warn him not to overspend
remind him about coming home for the coming holiday
Dear Ali,
Here is some good news!
First, Mum has given you permission to _____________________
You can _________________________ But you must be careful
________________ Do not ________________________ You need to
______________________ The second piece of good news is she has
banked in ____________________ into your ___________________
Now you are rich! However, the school holidays ___________________
Add You
in phrases
of your
own
complete the e-mailYou
above.
can come
home
by to
_________________
must remember to
______________________ Go early to the _________________
If not, the tickets may _____________________ Please take
care_______________________See you ____________________
Siti

Practice 4

The following is the itinerary of the National Day Celebration


EVENT : The National Day Celebrations
VENUE : Larkin Stadium, Johor Bahru
GUEST OF HONOUR : The Sultan and Sultanah of Johor
PROGRAMME :
8.00 a.m
Arrival of Very Important People and Guest OfHonour
8.30 a.m
Singing of the national anthem
Chief Ministers speech
Performances begin
Traditional dances
March past by uniformed bodies
Float parade
Concert by top artists
You have attended the event. In about 100 words, write a description of the event to
your cousin.
Use the notes below to help you.
place, time and the guest of honours
tentative of the programme
your personal view of the event
Complete your description by filling in the blanks with the correct
answer. The answer can be found in the itinerary of the
programme.

Dear __________________
The ________________________________Celebrations was held at the
________________ in ____________________________.The celebration started at
_____________
with
the
arrival
of
_____________________________________________. The guest of honour for the
day was ________________________________________________.
The
celebration
started
of
with
the
singing
of
________________________________.
It
is
followed
by
the
____________________________________. After that, the performances began.
There was a variety of _________________________________ like the zapin,
ribbon dance and the classical Indian dance performed by the school
children in beautiful costumes.
The celebration continued with a ________________________________by
____________________ such as the soldiers, the Red Crescent Society and
school bands. The highlight was the ___________________________________.
Everyone was fascinated by the beautifully decorated floats. The crowd

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cheered as the floats went past. The final performance was by the
____________________________ in Malaysia.
In conclusion, I felt very excited and proud to see the celebration
and performances. The audience were very patriotic and I feegrateful for
being a Malaysian.

EXTENDED WRITING GUIDED PRACTICES


GUIDED PRACTICE 1
The picture below shows your school concert which was held last Sunday. Based on
the picture given, write a recount of the event.

In your recount:
give details of the event
give the benefits of participating in school activities.
make sure your recount is between 150 to 200 words

Rearrange the following paragraphs to write the recount of your school


concert
All of us enjoyed the concert very much. Our teachers were surprised that there
were so many talented students in our school. We hope to stage another show at the
end of the third term before the school closes.

The audience enjoyed our play tremendously, judging from the loud applause as
the curtains dropped. The Malay dance performed by the Form Two girls was very
beautiful. The dancers wore Malay costume and had roses in their hair. They looked

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graceful and charming in their green 'sarongs' and white 'kebayas' as they danced to
the accompaniment of Malay music.

As a conclusion, I believe there are many benefits for students who participate
their school activities. It helps to develop students talents and potential. Thus,
students become a better person. On the other hand, it also helps to raise the self
esteem of a student.

Last Sunday ourheld school concert . All the classes took part in it. My class put
up a play called 'The Magic Flute'. I can still remember how excited we were when
we tried on our colourfulcostumes. We spent a lot of time on rehearsals.

Besides these items, the School Choir sang Malay and English songs. Form One
girls, too, contributed an item. It was a ribbon dance, using long, colourful ribbons.

GUIDED PRACTICE 2
Recently you have attended a talk on ways to stay healthy given by a doctor. Based
on the illustration below, you are asked to give a speech on ways to stay healthy.

In your speech :

provide information on ways to stay healthy


give advice on the importance of being healthy
make sure your speech is between 150 to 200 words

Using the framework given below, write out your speech.


Good morning to the _____________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
First of all, we need to do exercises ,________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
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Next, we have to eat _____________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
Besides, we should get enough_____________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
Furthermore, we need practise good personal hygiene ______________
___________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
Last but not least, we must practise all these ways because it is very
important for us to stay healthy.
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
Thank you for ________________________________________________________

ERROR IDENTIFICATION PRACTICES

Practice 1
The text below is about The Woodpecker, a common bird in Malaysia.
Question 1 -10 are based on the text. The first and last lines are correct. For the
remaining lines, there is onegrammatical error in each line.
Underline the error and write the correct word in the space provided. An example
has been given. The correct word must not change the meaning ofthe sentence.
There are no spelling errors in this text.

The woodpecker is a common bird in Malaysia. It is a small bird


with four bright colours red, yellow, white but green. This

e.g. and

beautiful bird is found in most parts of a world except Australia

1.______

and a few other countries. The woodpecker uses its long, strong

2.______

beak to pecks at trees. This is how the woodpecker earned its

3.______

name. The woodpecker makes holes in the trees to look of insects

4.______

and sometimes to build its nest. Apart than small insects, it also

5.______

eats fruits, berries and nuts, and drinks the sap of some tree.

6.______

Sugarcane juice are one of its food; the woodpecker can cause a

7.______

lot of damage to sugarcane crops. The woodpecker is a expert tree

8.______

climbers. It uses its strong and hooked claws to cling to the side of

9.______

the trees during pecking holes in it. Dead coconut trees are useful

10._____

to the woodpecker. It is here where the woodpecker builds its home


to start a family.

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Practice 2
The text below is about The Importance of Newspapers.
Question 1 -10 are based on the text. The first and last lines are correct. For the
remaining lines, there is onegrammatical error in each line.
Underline the error and write the correct word in the space provided. An example
has been given. The correct word must not change the meaning ofthe sentence.
There are no spelling errors in this text.

It is very important for us to read the newspaper daily. A person


who doesnt reads the newspapers cannot keep in touch with the

e.g. read

times. We has to know what is happening in our country as well

1.______

as around the world. A newspaper do not cost much. For less

2.______

than RM2, the reader gets a lot of information. There are a column 3.______
to cater to the difference classes of readers. Newspapers usually

4.______

provide new on politics, sports, business, entertainment and

5.______

education. Readers with different needs search of different kinds

6.______

of news in the newspapers. Reading the newspaper also helps we

7.______

to improve our language. By read the newspaper consistently,

8.______

we become familiar with useful expressions. We also gets to

9.______

improve our spelling and widen our vocabulary. Thus, through

10._____

reading newspapers, we not only obtain news but also strengthen


our command of the language.

Practice 3
The text below is about a man who was dishonest.
Question 1 -10 are based on the text. The first and last lines are correct. For the
remaining lines, there is onegrammatical error in each line.
Underline the error and write the correct word in the space provided. An example
has been given. The correct word must not change the meaning ofthe sentence.
There are no spelling errors in this text.

One day a dishonest man was walking along the road.


Suddenly he spotted a twenty-ringgit note in the road. Quickly he

e.g. on

picked it up and slipped it into him pocket. Just then a little boy

1.______

came running towards him and asked, Uncle, have you saw a

2.______

twenty-ringgit note anywhere? I lost it anywhere around here.

3.______

The dishonest men thought to himself. If I tell the truth, I will not

4.______

get to keep a money. I might as well tell a lie and keep the

5.______

money for myself. Maybe I will goes to a restaurant later and have

6.______

a good lunch. The dishonest man looked in the boys face. The

7.______

boy looked very worried. His eyes kept searching, hoping to found

8.______

the money. The dishonest man pretended to fell sorry for the boy,

9.______

saying, Is the money really so important to your ? After all, it is

10._____

only twenty ringgit. The boy replied, The money is a fake note!!

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Practice 4
The text below is about how I was all alone in the house one day
Question 1 -10 are based on the text. The first and last lines are correct. For the
remaining lines, there is onegrammatical error in each line.
Underline the error and write the correct word in the space provided. An example
has been given. The correct word must not change the meaning ofthe sentence.
There are no spelling errors in this text.

My parents had gone out. I was all alone in the house. As I


was reading a book, I heard a noise. I look out the window.

e.g. looked

There was a strange men in front of my neighbours house. He

1.______

tried to opened the gate with a tool of some kind. Immediately my

2.______

suspicions was aroused; that man must be a thief, I thought to

3.______

myself. I decided to warn my neighbour about the intruder. Than,

4.______

I remembered that my neighbour had gone out. They was no one

5.______

in the house. I called a police instead. I told Inspector Jaya about

6.______

the thief. He said that he would send some man over. A few

7.______

minute later, the police arrived and arrested the man. The man

8.______

had taken to the police station. When my neighbours learnt about

9.______

the incident, they thanked me. We should always be well and

10._____

caringneighbours.

Practice 5
The text below is about A letter Of Permission To Visit a Factory
Question 1 -10 are based on the text. The first and last lines are correct. For the
remaining lines, there is onegrammatical error in each line.
Underline the error and write the correct word in the space provided. An example
has been given. The correct word must not change the meaning ofthe sentence.
There are no spelling errors in this text.

Dear Sir,
On behalf off Form 3A students of SekolahMenengah Bukit

e.g. of

Tinggi, I am writing to request permission to visit your factory on

1.______

BatuHamparsome timethis months. The excursion would be part

2.______

of a class project. We were doing on Malaysian industries.

3.______

2.

My class consists of twenty-four students. If you grant our

4.______

permission, we would be very happiness if we could visit your

5.______

factory at the 2nd Saturday of this month.

6.______

3.

7.______

We would be accompanied with our form teacher, Miss Stacy

and ours English teacher, Mr. Adam. We would strictly follow any

8.______

rules stated and we assures you of our good behaviour. I certainly

9.______

hope you will grant us the permission. Please reply at soon as

10._____

possible. Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.

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PRACTICE 6
Questions 1 10 are based on the text. The first and last lines are correct. For the
remaining lines, there is one grammatical error in each line.
Underline the error and write the correct word in the space provided. An example has been
given. The correct word must not change the meaning of the sentence. There are no
spelling errors in this text.

Dear Kailun,
Work hard and manage your times well and I am sure you will pass

e.g. time

the PMR examination with flying colours. Here is some useful tips.

1._____________

Pay attention to the teacher when they are teaching- this is

2._____________
3._____________

important to make sure you understood what is taught.


Do all your homeworks conscientiously by yourself and never

copy yours friends work.


Study systematically- this means studying topic in topic. The

5._____________

amount of time you give to each topic will depended on the length

6._____________

and degree of difficulty they have with it.


Drawn up a revision timetable- it will help you to manage the time

7._____________

you have for your revision. During you allocate time for your
revision, it is important to consider the number of subjects to
revise.

4._____________

8._____________
9._____________
10.___________

PRACTICE 7
Sheila Daud is in Form Three. She is sitting for her PMR
examination in the end of the year. She is studying very hard. She
e.g. at
wants to made sure she gets good grades for her examination and
1._____________
make her parents proud about her. After completing secondary school,
2._____________
Sheila planning to go to the university to further her studies. However,
3._____________
her parents is farmers and they do not earn a lot of money. They also
4._____________
have to support Sheila brothers and sisters through school. So Sheila
5._____________
hopes to win a scholarship so that she will be able to study to the
6._____________
university. I am going to make it to the university, no matter what
7._____________
happened, she says. I will work hard at my studies and try to get the
8._____________
best results she possibly can. Then I will apply for a scholarship. If I
9._____________
dont getting a scholarship, I will get a job, save through enough
10.___________
money and then pay my own way through university.

PRACTICE 8
MrMuniandy Krishnan is an extraordinary man. While most

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people who are 65 year of age are complaining of aches and weak
bodies, MrMuniandy was able to lift loads of about 150 kilograms. In

e.g. years

fact, many man who are much younger than he is cannot do that.
MrMuniandy uses his strong body to help his to earn a living.

1._____________
2._____________

People hire him to load and unload good from their lorries to the
3._____________
shops. Every morning, he waits with another like him at JalanRodget
4._____________
for contractors, who require his services, to hiring him. He works from
5._____________
8a.m. to 5p.m. unloading sacks of goods from the lorries and earn $24
6._____________
a day. At the end of the day, he felt very tired and sometimes he has
7._____________
backaches. However, he seldom complaints. I have been doing this
8._____________
job since I was in my twenties. Its the only job I know. I am thankful
9._____________
that I still have such a strong body and can continue work despite my
10.___________
age.

PRACTICE 9
DatoOnn was born in 1895 in Johor Bahru. His father,
DatoJaafar bin Haji Muhannad, is the first MenteriBesar of Johor.
e.g. was
From his father, he learnt what loyalty but patriotism meant.
DatoJaafar sent his son off to England for his education in the

1._____________

tender age of seven. It must have been a rather frightened experience

2._____________

for the young boy at first. However, he obeyed him father and made

3._____________

up his mind to do his best there. He studied at England for several

4._____________

years. The experience taught him self-reliance and independent. He

5._____________

also learnt to face challenges and not to give up when he have

6._____________

problems.
After spending some year in England, he returned to Malaya

7._____________
8._____________

and continue his education at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar. He


9._____________
completed his secondary education there. He then returned from
10.___________
Johor in 1911 to serve the state government.

PRACTICE 10
One night in September last year, Pak Hamid was walking
wearily home after a hard days works. He was a watchman at a
e.g. work
factory but he used to be the soldier in the army, that was until he
1._____________
retired.
There are not many people on the road at that early hour of the

2._____________

morning. Pak Hamid couldnt wait to get home to some breakfast and

3._____________

then some well-deserved rest. As he near his house, he smelt

4._____________

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something strange in the air. Somethings burning, he said to himself,

5._____________

but what? He dismissed the idea of someone burnt rubbish. He smelt

6._____________

the air again. Yes. It was definitely everything burning. He looked

7._____________

around. He walked further about and there it was! Smoke was coming

8._____________

out from the back of a bungalow. Fire! Fire! shout Pak Hamid,

9._____________

sounding the alarm. He ran to the house. The gate is locked. He

10.___________

climbed over the gate and banged on the door. No one answered.

PRACTICE 11

The most memorable time in my life was when my family


moved to another town. I will remembered the event as a time of
e.g. remember
sadness as well in happiness. In the old town, I had lots of friends. My
1._____________
best friend were Kamal. We went to school together in the mornings
2._____________
and in the evenings we played games and had a lots of fun. He lived
3._____________
two doors away from me and we visited each others homes almost
4._____________
any day. Our parents were also good friend. I was very sad when I

had to leave Taiping but I understand that we had to move as my

5._____________

father had a new job. I was nine year old when we moved to

6._____________

TelukIntan. It affected my life great. At the start, it was not easy for me

7._____________

at all. I was new to the place but I had no friends. However, I soon

8._____________

adapted to the new environment. I made friends with my neighbours

9._____________

and I felt happiest. Life became better afterwards.

10.___________

PRACTICE 12
Fitness is a way of life for many people today. Fitness or
keeping fit is recognized as a ways to slow down and reverse ageing.
e.g. way
Nowadays, it is being practised by million of people from all around
1._____________
the globe. Public has realized that the key to the healthy life lies in the
2._____________
steps we take to keep fit. But what is fitness and how do one achieve
3._____________
it?
Fitness means the ability of your body to functioning at the best

4._____________

possible way for the length of ones lives. It is not necessary to work

5._____________

out in a gym everyday, jog great distances or pedal a stationary

6._____________

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bicycle at hours on end. All it takes is 20 and 30 minutes a day of

7._____________

exercising.
The health benefits of exercise has been recognized for

8._____________
9._____________

centuries. As early as 600 BC, an Indian physician use exercise to


10.___________
treat diabetes. In most recent times, exercise has been used to help
treat and prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis and
depression.

PRACTICE 13

Malaysia is a fascinating place for visitors. Its unspoilt natural


beauty and multi-racial population offer visitor great experience and
e.g. visitors
excitement. Visitors can brought home with them memories of the
1._____________
places they visit, the great variety of food they tasted and the varied
2._____________
cultures they see. At Kuala Lumpur, the largest city in the country,
3._____________
tourists can visited the National Museum, the National Monument,
4._____________
Chinatown and Batu Caves. The National Museum displayed the rich
5._____________
historical and cultural heritage of Malaysia. A National Monument is a
6._____________
great piece of sculpture erected to remember that Malaysian warriors
7._____________

who have died for the country. For those who like shops, Chinatown

8._____________

offers an exciting shopping experiences- a wide range of foodstuffs

9._____________

and textiles are available here. Batu Caves is holy limestone caves.

10.___________

Thousands of Hindus make religious trips to these caves every year.

PRACTICE 14

His name is Azlan, but most of us call him Kecil because of his
tiny body. He is just above 1 metre tall. Him hair looks like coconut
e.g. His
husk. I loves his sparkling eyes. They show a lot of life. When he
1._____________
laughs, his mouth opens wide, showing a set of uneven tooth. His two
2._____________
front teeth are especially larger. We like to laugh at his teeth but he
3._____________
does not get angry- that is what makes him so likeable. A shirts that
4._____________
he wears are much very large for him. According to Azlan, large shirts
5._____________
make him look fatter. Azlan is a smart boy. He is usually the first to
6._____________
answer the teachers questions. Whenever we play Scrabble with him,
7._____________
he always came out the winner. However, he is not selfish about his
8._____________
knowledge and intelligence. He helps us with our homeworks but in

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return he will ask for a sweet. He always finishes his work at time and

9._____________

he is also teachers pet. Azlan is truly a nice boy. I am glad to be his

10.___________

friend.

PRACTICE 15

I went for a youth camp organized by the scouts last December.


There were fifty of us in the camp. We were divide into 5 teams. One
e.g. divided
of the most memorable game that we played was filling up a pail with
1._____________
water through methods other that using containers like a bottle, a
2._____________
bucket or a bowl. You can imagine our reaction when we are told
3._____________
about the rule. There were five team consisting of ten members each.
4._____________
The source of water was the small stream located about 100 metres
5._____________
away. At the word Go!, each member ran as fast that he could to the
6._____________
stream. Most of us used only our palms. Many did not bring out even
7._____________
a drop of water by the time they reached the pail. The most creative
8._____________
ones used their shirts and one boy even used his cap! There was
9._____________

many laughter and noise as each member of the team return to the

10.___________

pail. I shall never forget the fun we had on that particular day.

ANSWERS FOR ERROR IDENTIFICATION PRACTICES:


PRACTICE 1
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a
its
pecks
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tree
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climbers
during

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has
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difference
new

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have
does
is
different
news

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10

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of
we
read
gets
through

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for
us
reading
get
by

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him
saw
anywhere
men
a

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his
seen
somewhere
man
the

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goes
in
found
fell
your

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go
at
find
feel
you

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men
opened
suspicions
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man
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suspicion
Then
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a
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men
minutes
was
good

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on
months
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our
happiness

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in
month
are
us
happy

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at
with
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on
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in
depended
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drawn
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draw
when

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made
about
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make
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to
happened
she
getting
through

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at
happens
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get
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was
man
his
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hiring
earn
felt
complaints
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earns
feels
complains
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PRACTICE 5
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PRACTICE 6
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PRACTICE 7
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PRACTICE 8
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PRACTICE 9

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but
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independent
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burnt
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in
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every
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understand
year
great
but
happiest

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understood
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greatly
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at
and
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for
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more

ERROR
a
that
shops
experiences
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the
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shopping
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PRACTICE 10
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PRACTICE 11
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PRACTICE 12
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million
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functioning
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millions
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function
life

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brought
tasted
at
visited
displayed

ANSWER
bring
taste
in
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displays

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PRACTICE 14
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teachers
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about
homeworks
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game
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games
than
were
teams
a

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ERROR
that
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more
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