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Writing Articles

General guidelines
1. Articles can be divided into a few types. There are articles for school magazines, brochures,
newsletters and newspapers.
2. Articles are usually short and to the point.
3. Language used in articles must be simple.
4. Read the question given carefully. Understand the short notes given.
5. When you have understood the notes given, expand these notes.
6. You may use your own ideas to make the article more interesting.
7. Know who you are waiting for. This allows you to write with your readers in mind.
8. Arrange your points in paragraphs. Each main idea should have some supporting ideas.
9. Give your article a suitable title.
10. Read through to make sure you have no careless mistakes in spelling, punctuation, grammar,
etc.
Activity 3
Write an article on How to Save the Environment for your school bulletin. Use the notes below
to help you to write the article.

HOW TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT
Tips to protect the environment:

Save water
o wash car do not use hose
o collect rain water
o turn off tap after use

Save energy
o switch off appliances not in use
o do not watch television late at night
o use energy-saving bulbs

Protect the air
o car pool reduce pollution
o use public transport
o impose heavy fines factories pollute

When writing your article:
o you may use all the notes given
o elaborate on the given notes to make it more interesting
o add any other relevant information
o make sure it is not less than 120 words






Ask a few WH questions to get ideas on how to expand the given points.

















Com
plete
the
article below with the words from the wordlist.













No
Statement/Points given WH -questions
Body
A
P1
P2
P3
Save water
wash car do not use hose
collect rain water
turn off the tap after use

What can we do to
save water?
How do we save
water?

Body
B
P4
P5
P6
Save energy
switch off appliances not in use
do not watch television late at night
buy energy-saving bulbs


How do we save
energy?


Body
C
P7
P8
P9
Protect the air
car pool reduce pollution
use public transport
impose heavy fines factories pollute


How do we prevent
pollution?
What actions could
be taken?
How?

How To Save The Environment

There are many ways that we can do to save the _________(1). We must
work hand in hand in order to achieve our objective above.

First of all, we should save water. (Body A) Instead of using a _______(2),
we should use a pail to wash cars. We can use collected _________(3) water to
water plants or carry out other _________(4) chores. Next, it is advisable to turn off
the _______(5) after using it.


Apart from that, we have to save ________(6). (Body B) For example, we
should ___________(7) the electrical __________(8) when we are not using
them. Other than that we should not watch television until late at night to save
electricity. We can also purchase energy saving bulbs.

Last but not least, we must _______(9)the air. ( Body C ) One of the ways is
by car pooling. When we share our vehicles, we can reduce air ________(10).
Moreover we should always use _____________(11) such as buses and taxis to go
to our places of work. The relevant authorities should ________(12) fines on
factories which pollute the environment.

In conclusion, we should follow the above tips to help save the environment.

Written by
Eric







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P4
P5
P6



P7
P8

P9