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PT3 ESSAY - ARTICLE FOR SCHOOL MAGAZINE

The picture shows an accident you witnessed on your way to school.


Based on the pictures given, write about the incident in your school magazine.

Whenwritingabouttheincident,youshould:

describewhathappened
expresswhatyoufelt
suggestwaysonroadsafety
writebetween120and150words.

Tipstoanswerthistypeofquestion
Usethe6W1Hmethod

Readthequestioncarefully

Usetheinformationgiveninthequestiontowriteyouressay.

Writeatleast200250wordsastimepermits.
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[A Simple Sample Essay]


An accident I witnessed
Last Monday morning, I decided to walk to school rather than to cycle
there. The distance to school from my house is just a stone's throw
away. As I lazily dragged myself to school.Suddenly,as fast as
lightning, a group of boys whizzed pass me on their bicycles. They were
racing with each other.

Unfortunately, one of the boys hit a big rock by the road side and fell down
hard onto the road.He was the last one in the group. Unaware,his friends
just kept racing on.I was shocked at what I saw and quickly ran to help him.
To my surprise, it was Kamal, my friend. His right arm and right leg were
bleeding and he could not move his right arm.Furthermore, It gave him an
excruciating pain when he tried to move it.His friends rode back to see what
had happened.
Luckily, a good samaritan stopped his car and took him to the
hospital. Later in the evening, his friends and I paid him a visit at the
hospital.He was still in pain but he managed to joke about his experience
with us.He deeply regretted his actions and vowed never to race again.Road
safety is very important.
Therefore, we must take it seriously. We must never race while cycling
on the road, we must never race while cycling on the road, we must always
cycle on the opposite of the opposite side of the road and always wear
protective gear when cycling. As the saying goes, prevention is better
than cure.
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(Thesampleessayaboveisroughly240wordsandIhaveused4idiomsinthe
essay)
1.
Preventionisbetterthancureitisbettertostopsomethingbad
fromhappeningthanitistodealwithitafterithashappened.
2.
Asfastaslightningincrediblyquicklyorspeedily.
3.
GoodSamaritan apersonwhohelpsotherpeopleandespecially
strangerswhentheyhavetrouble.
4.
Astone'sthrowawayaveryshortdistance.

PT3 ESSAY- DESCRIPTIVE


SECTION D
(40 marks)
(Time suggested : 45 minutes)
Question 1

The picture below shows a snatch theft incident which you witnessed while walking to school.
Based on the picture given, write about the incident for your school magazine.

When writing about the incident, you should:


describe what happened
express what you felt
suggest ways to prevent snatch theft
write between 120 to 150 words. (Follow the limit which is allowed by
your school teacher)

Tips On How To write


1. Read and understand the question carefully.
2. Find the key words :o

For example
: snatch theft, incident, witnessed, walking back to
school, school magazine.

3.

In your essay you need to :-

how the snatch theft happened

your feelings about the incident

to prevent snatch theft

4. Use the technique to arrange and to write your ideas/points.

5.

Introduction Paragraph ( 30 50 words )

Last week I walking to school

8.00am football practice

saw neighbour Miss Siti opposite road waiting for bus

she holding a big brown handbag

Body - First Paragraph ( Describe what you saw happen)


o

saw a motorbike two men

snatch Miss Sitis handbag fell down screamed for help

shocked gave chase got away


Body - Second Paragraph ( Describe what happened after )

checked on Miss Siti hand and leg bruises

father came took her home made a police report

I felt angry and sad


Body - Third Paragraph ( Suggest ways to prevent... )

People more careful / alert - alone

More street lights - bright roads / safe

Police patrol in / around housing areas

SampleEssay
Cases of snatch thefts are reported almost daily in our local dailies. In
some incidences innocent lives have been lost due this unspeakable act. I
recently was an eye witness to this dastardly act. The horrifying incident
unfolded right in front of my eyes as I was walking to school for my football
practice last week.
The football practice was scheduled at 8.00 in the morning. On that
fateful morning, I decided to walk to school instead of taking the bus as I
normally did. As I was striding along the brick pavement, my eyes caught
Miss Siti, my neighbour, standing on the opposite site of the road
waiting to catch a bus to work. She was gingerly holding a big brown
handbag in her hand.I waved to her and she waved back to me with
an angelic smile.I looked at my watch, it was 7.oo a.m.
As I strode past her, I saw two men on a motorbike riding slowly towards
her.Both were wearing full face helmets. I didn't give much thought about it
and just moved on. Suddenly, without warning, they zoomed past her
snatching her handbag in the process. Miss Siti fell down onto the

pavement. She was shocked but managed to scream for help. It all
happened so fast. I gave chase but the thieves managed to escape. They
just sped off into the horizon.
I quickly dashed to Miss Siti's aid. There was a look ofbewilderment on
her pained face. I helped to check on her.Fortunately, only her hand and leg
were bruised but overall she was alright. I immediately called and informed
her father about the incident.He drove there as fast as lightning and took
her home. Later, they went to the police station to make a report.
The barbaric action of the snatch thieves just made me angry. At the same
time, sad when I thought about all the unfortunate victims who had fallen
prey

to

them.

In order to prevent from becoming a victim of snatch theft, people


need to be more careful. For example, when they are alone at a bus stop or
walking back home alone- alertness plays an important role in ensuring
their safety.In addition, the government should put up more street lights so
the streets and dark alleys can be bright and safe for the public. Lastly, I
strongly believe police presence in and around housing areas would boost
public confidence whereby their safety can be assured by the police.

PT3 ESSAY - INFORMAL LETTER


Sample Question : Your brother spends too much time on the Internet
and has done badly in his PMR Trial Examination.Your mother has asked
you to write a letter advising him how to divide his time wisely.

DON'Ts

Stay Up Late - Chat -Internet

Too Much - Time - Online games


DOs

Have A Timetable - Study - Surf Internet

Use Internet - Gain Knowledge


Whenwritingyourletter,

Youmayusethewordsandphrasesgivenabove.

Elaborateonyourwritingtomakeitmoreinteresting.

Youmayaddotherrelevantinformation.

Makesureitisnotlessthan120words.
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Howtoanswerthisquestion

Usethe6W1Hmethod

Readthequestioncarefully

Usetheinformationgiveninthequestiontowriteyouropening.

Useallthepointsgiven.

Don'tforgettoaddyourownpoint(s).

Writeatleast200250wordsastimepermits.
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[Simple Style Essay Sample]

322C,TamanDanauMaluri
53300KualaLumpur.
20August2013.
DearVince,
Howareyou?Ihopeyouarefine.Pleasesendmyregardstofatherandmother.
Imissyoualldearly.IheardthatyoudidnotdowellinyourrecentPMRTrial
Examination.Motherphonedmeafewdaysagoandtoldmeaboutit.Fatherand
motherarereallyworriedaboutyouspendingtoomuchtimeontheInternet.So,I
amwritingthislettertogiveyousometipsonhowtodivideyourtimewisely.
Firstofall,youngman,don'tstayuplate.Don'tburnyourmidnightoilchatting
ontheInternet.Gotobedearly.Ourbodyneedsatleast8to10hoursofsleep
everyday.Enoughsleepwillenableyourmindtostaysharpandproductivethe
nextday.Therefore,insteadofsleepingaround1to2a.m.inthemorning,callita
nightaround10p.m.
Next,don'tspendtoomuchtimeplayingonlinegames.Thereisnothingwrongin
playing online games but when it affects your studies then youshouldput a
braketo it.Myadvice is leave all your online gaming activities until you have
finishedyourPMRExamination.Focusonyourstudiesfirst,youcancontinue
playingonceyouhavefinishedyourexamination.
Draft out a study timetable to help you manage your time wisely.On the
timetable allocate one to two hours to surf the Internet. Now, remember,the

Internetcontainsalotofusefulinformationforeveryone.Itcanbeusedtogain
knowledgeandtosiftthroughforinformationusefulforyourPMRExamination.
Finally,joinsomeoutdoorphysicalactivitiesratherthanjustbeingholedupin
thehouseinfrontofyourcomputerthewholeday.Gocyclingorwalkingaround
thepark.Playfootballorbadmintonwithyourfriendsintheevenings.Physical
activitieshelpkeepyourbodyandmindhealthy.Youneedahealthybodyand
mindtodowellinyourPMRExamination.
IwishIcouldwritemorebutIhavetostopherefornow.Ihavetopreparefor
mynextweek'sfinaltermsemesterexamination.Ihopeyouwilltakemyadvice
andmendyourways.IwishyouallthebestinyourPMRExamination.Hugsand
kisses.

Yourlovingsister,
BerniceGabriel.
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(Thesampleessayaboveisroughlymorethan350wordsandIhaveused5idioms
intheessay)
1.
Burn Your Midnight Oil doing something(working) for very long
hours.
2.
Callitanighttoend(stop)whatoneisdoingatnight.
3.
Putabraketoittostopanactivity.
4.
Siftthroughtoremovesomethingfromsomething.
5.
Holeduphideandwait/juststayingputinaplace.