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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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PRACTICE 2

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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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.
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PRACTICE 8

Dear Izza,

Post Card

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

PRACTICE 9

Types of English Reading Materials Preferred by Students of 3 Alpha

Comic Books; 25%

Fictions Novels; 25%

Non-Fiction Books; 10%

Magazines; 40%

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
Date : 18th March 2014
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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TE

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
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

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
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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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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 PARKINGG

Footwear, luggage, sports equipment,


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
VIVA HOTEL
Facilities offered

swimming pool
private beach
barbecue site
gymnasium
free wifi

NO EXTRA
CHARGE FOR
FESTIVE
SEASONS,
SCHOOL
HOLIDAYS
AND
WEEKENDS

RM 100
per room
per night

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
Dear _______________________ ,

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PRACTICE 27

KAYS CAFE
Come and enjoy our mouth-watering
Fresh delicacies

Tea for two


from as low
as RM10.00!

cakes ,cup
cakes
cookies,
pies,

Open daily
From 11.00 a.m
10.00 pm

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-mail to 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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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

Date :

14 April 2014

Place :

School Hall

Time :

7.00 pm

6.30 Arrival of invited guests

7.00 Negaraku

7.05 Principals opening speech

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.

In about
Dear
Ann,100 words, write a message in your Facebook to Ann.
________________________________________________________________________
Describe your hometown. Use the notes below to help you.
Location
________________________________________________________________________
How to get there
________________________________________________________________________
Interesting places to visit
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
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________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
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________________________________________________________________________
__________________________
From,

_________________________________


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
BAND 6

ENGLISH
BAND 3

MATHEMATICS
BAND 5
SCIENCE
BAND 5

SEJARAH
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
DearDani,
you.
________________________________________________________________________
Get help from the teacher
________________________________________________________________________
Get help from friends
What
she can do at home
________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
__________________________
From,
_________________________________

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.

Ning,
Hello

_________________________________________________________________________

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_________________________________________________________________________

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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:
:
RM 500.00
First prize
Second prize
:
RM 300.00
Third prize
:
RM 100.00

:
RM 50.00
Three consolation prizes

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 Puan Sharmin

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:
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.

Students Pastime A ctivities

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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Mum,
Dear

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)
of (7) for participating in the school track events. The supermarket is offering a
a pair

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!

Siti

Fill in the blanksto complete the message. Use the words below to help you.

spend

learn

sale

file

30%

after

stand

shoes

Supermarket

has

needs
Ice-cream

so

worry

go

Practice 3

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 ___________________
You can come home by _________________ You must remember to
______________________ Go early to the _________________
If not, the tickets may _____________________ Please take
Add in phrases of your own to complete the e-mail above.
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 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
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


,________________________________
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
__________
Next, we have to eat
_____________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
_____
______________________________________________________________
_____
Besides, we should get
enough_____________________________________
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Furthermore, we need practise good personal hygiene
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_____
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Last but not least, we must practise all these ways because it is very
important for us to stay healthy.
______________________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________________
_______________
Thank you for
________________________________________________________

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