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Thursday, June 26, 2014

46 good spm english model essays / free essay samples for o-level, ielts, toefl & muet writing, 46 model essay samples for spm english, o-level, ielts, toefl & muet writing,         descriptive essays.

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Is there any chinese language essay?? can recommend??

lol u retarded?

Why are you so mean? Which part of it is retarded?

Maybe he lack of attention in his life

Dude, there are really chinese essay in spm. What's wrong with you guys

Are you lost mate? This webpage is for english essays, not chinese retard

Cmon he just asking if theres any chinese language essay... nothing wrong with it... sorry i think u are the one who is retarded here... no one r supporting ya...

what is naratif composition

english essays spm

Lol retarded 9 yr olds hating over a single question

WTH????? He is just asking. FGS he is not even asking u man..That question were asked to the admin. Pls just mind your own bussiness..

Senyap ar semua

Ahaha. Retarded indeed.

Ni nk buat rujukan ke gaduh?

Spm around the bout

guys i think,personally that this site helps you a lot in your studies.Amazing essays which are wonderfull

This is a fabulous site , helps me a lot😍

hey there.. im just here looking through the comments

i honestly thought that no one gonna be on this blog in 2021

bunch of pointless people arguing about an idiot

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That's really huge list of sample essays for students those need to write essay and facing difficulties. I am sure that will be very helpful for students studying in various level.

To be honest All the 46 Model essays are uncomparable to the O level English Standard. In fact,writing such a essay in o level english will guarantee a fail

Woah,these essays are actually good for SPM level. Seeing this comment,I wonder how am I going to survive after SPM with my own level of English. HUhu..T-T

totally useful for me

thank you much for the God's sake who had done this blog :) You pretty had aid me much in essays

thanks for the essay samples! I was struggling what I want to write about for my mid term examination.. But not anymore :)

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Any spm 2020 candidates here?. How's your life going?. Mine is cursed

Same and im goin through mid year exams rn...smh

Me, a 12 year old that wants to write longer than the word limit in primary school: wow, this is cool

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All Rights Reserved. Part 1 Short Communicative Message (Email) 1 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message Short Communicative Message (Email) is – Thank the reader for his / her time writing an informal or formal email based and keep the context of the email on a given stimulus It is tested in Part 1 in mind. of the SPM English 1119/2 paper. It is Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. compulsory for students to answer this Use Grammatical Devices appropriately: question. The number of words should be (a) The grammar should reflect the tone about 80 words. you want to convey. Avoid using When writing informal and formal emails, contractions such as ‘don’t” or “won’t” think about: in formal emails. Use the full word like “do not” or “will not”. (a) how you begin and end emails to set the tone of the message – there are (b) Contractions are acceptable in informal two parts to begin the email : the emails when portraying a casual tone. greeting and the way you address the reader. (c) While writing about specific terms, be aware of colloquial terms and slang • Informal Emails which might be appropriate for informal – Convey a much more casual tone writing but not in formal emails. – address reader as a friend on a first name basis. (d) Regardless of the email’s style, do pay attention to using correct grammar and – More personal – relay a punctuation and follow best practices tone similar to face-to-face for formatting conversation (e) Ensure that the email is easy to read – Examples: Hey Johan / Hi / Hi, and convey a professional tone, Hani regardless whether it is formal or informal. • Formal Emails – To convey respect by politely (f) To ensure readability, divide content addressing the reader into paragraphs – Examples: Dear Professor Yanni (g) Organize information to ensure it is not Ismail / Dear Marketing Manager muddled or confusing to reader. Ideally, / To whom it may concern a paragraph should not be longer than four lines in length. (b) the same rules apply to the end of the email. – Use the same tone you started the mail, whether casual or professional. 2 A Short Communicative Message (Email) Introduction Short Communicative Message (Email) is a writing task that require students to write an email based on a given stimulus in the form of an email. The message (email) can either be informal or formal. The topic matter may be on general or specific matters. Students should study the stimulus and write an email in relation to the question asked. A good email involves inclusion of student’s own but relevant ideas. Step S tep by A. How to write an informal email 1. Start your email with ‘Hi’ followed by name of receiver, 2. Use relevant expressions appropriate to the purpose of the email • e.g. ‘Would you like to + verb ..’ when making an invitation • ‘We could ..,’ when making a suggestion • ‘Could you .. ‘ when making a request Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. 3. Give details of your invitation, suggestion or request clearly. Leave out unnecessary details. 4. End with ‘See you soon. / Hope to hear from you soon. / Hope to get a favourable reply soon. 5. End with your name. Sample of an informal email You received an email from a friend who wants to study together for an upcoming exam. Hi, The mid-year exam is around the corner. Would you like to study together in preparation for this exam? We could do it in my house as my parents will be away for the fortnight before the mid-year exam. I don’t mind if you want to bring two of your friends, as long as they are serious about their studies. Looking forward to hearing from you. Bye for now. 3 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message Now write an email to your friend in about 80 words. Write your answer below. Subject: A brief New Message phrase that tells the content of To : Zahara the email Subject : Group study Greeting: on the left side of Hi Zahara, the page. Put a comma after Thank you for the invitation to do group studying for the the name mid-year exam. Group studying is a good idea as the exam formats for three subjects have been changed. We need to put our heads Paragraphing: together to fully understand the new formats and how to answer write in blocked the questions. paragraphs. I would like to bring two friends from my neighbourhood. They are from another school and might be able to give us new ideas or approaches as taught by their teachers. Please forward the schedule soonest possible. Signing off: on the left-hand Siew Hwa side of the page. B. How to write a formal email 1. Begin with a greeting / salutation. Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. Open with a greeting such as ‘Dear Sir/Madam/Ms/Mr/Mrs/Dr/Surname’. If you do not know the name of the person, use ‘To whom it may concern’ or ‘Dear Sir / Madam’. 2. Thank the recipient. If you are replying to an inquiry, begin with a line of thanks. - for question about your company, “Thank you for contacting ABC Company”; for a reply to one of your emails, ‘Thank you for your prompt reply’ or ‘Thanks for getting back to me’. 3. State your purpose. If you are starting the email communication, begin by stating your purpose, ‘I am writing to enquire about …’ Make your purpose and the main text clear. Keep your sentences short and clear. Pay careful attention to grammar, spelling and punctuation for a professional impression. 4. Add your closing remarks. Before you end your email, it’s polite to thank your reader one more time and add some polite closing remarks like ‘Thank you for your patience and cooperation’. Follow up with ‘If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to let me know” and ‘I look forward to hearing from you’. 4 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message 5. End with a closing. The last step is to include an appropriate closing with your name. ‘Best regards’, ‘Sincerely’, and “Thank you” are all professional. Finally, review and spell check your email one more time to make sure it’s truly perfect! Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. Sample of Formal Email: A Thank You Email To: [email protected] Subject: Thank you – Assistant Account Executive Interview Subject: A brief phrase that tells the content of the email Dear Encik Johan, It was very kind of you to grant me an interview. I enjoyed learning about the Assistant Account Executive position at the JK Greeting: on the left side of Company. the page. Put The job seems to be an excellent match for my skills and a comma after interests. The creative approach to account management that you the name discussed confirmed my desire to work with you. I will bring to the position strong writing skills, assertiveness Paragraphing: and the ability to encourage others to work co-operatively with the write in blocked paragraphs. department. I appreciate the time you took to interview me. I look forward to hearing from you regarding this position. Signing off: on Thank you. the left-hand side of the Yours sincerely, page. Amar Iqbal 5 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message Model 1 Social Networking Media Platforms You received an email from your cousin who wants to know about some apps that you use on your mobile. Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. Hi Johan, I would like some information of apps that you use on your mobile. There are many popular free apps that I am confused as to the ones I should install on my mobile. Abah has finally agreed to gift me the latest Samsung Model as a birthday present. Please tell me more about the two favourite apps that you have installed on your mobile. Thank you. See you soon. Jamal Now write an email to your cousin in about 80 words. Write your answer below. Model Answer To : [email protected] Subject : Choice of Apps Hi Jamal, You must be one happy teenager! My first choice is Pinterest. It is a virtual scrapbooking social media site. Users can create themed boards and add images and products, allowing members to share and pin them. You can search for images and ideas on your hobbies like house décor or travel. My second choice is WhatsApp. My BFFs opted for WhatsApp, not Telegram or Instagram. WhatsApp is a messaging app that lets users share text messages, images, voice notes, audio files, documents and videos. Do install the apps that cater to your needs and interests. See you soon too. Johan WORD Bank Virtual scrapbooking – Online / Digital scrapbooking is the term for the creation of a new 2D artwork by re-combining various graphic elements. It is a form of scrapbooking that is done using a personal computer, digital or scanned photos and computer graphics software. It is a relatively new form of the traditional print scrapbooking. 6 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message INFO CORNER 10 top social media platforms in Malaysia (Statistics 2020): Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumbir, Tagged, Pinterest, Weibo, Says, Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. Model 2 Learning Apps You received an email from your 13-year-old niece who wants your advice on online language grammar apps to help her with her language writing activities. Hi Aunt May, How are you, Aunt May? I hope everyone is in good health. We are fine too. I wish to install an online language apps to assist me in my language writing activities. I do get confused and I waste time checking for explanations. My weakest link is grammar usage. Please suggest one language apps, preferably a free apps that I could use effectively. Thank you. Take care. April Now write an email to your niece in about 80 words. Write your answer below. Model Answer To : [email protected] Subject : Online Language Apps for Language Writing Hi April, We all are in good health. We are glad you all are doing well too. Now for your request. There are many language apps on the virtual market from free to paid to upgrades. As grammar is your Achilles heel, I suggest installing This apps is a free Grammar Checker: correcting all grammar errors, enhancing writing, eliminating grammar errors and improving text. Services cover advanced grammar rules, contextual spelling checker, vocabulary enhancement, plagiarism check and a Performance Assessment Checklist via the Free Writing Assistant, the Plagiarism Detection and the Automated Grammar Checker. Members could upgrade to Grammarly Premium. Install and use it. Revert to me after a month for an evaluation. Happy writing. May 7 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message WORD Bank Achilles heel - a weakness in spite of overall strength, which can lead to downfall. plagiarism - the representation of another author’s language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions as one’s own original work. revert - reply, respond an evaluation - assessment, appraisal, judgement Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. Model 3 Advising a Relative You receive an email from your aunt who is concerned about your cousin. Dear Alan, I’m sorry to disturb you at this time when you’re preparing for your finals. I’m worried about Ben who looks depressed most of the time. The two of you are very close so please talk to him. I’m sure he’ll tell you the reasons for his present behaviour. I suspect it is cyberbullying but he refuses to talk about it. I’m sure he will open up to you. Bye! Now write an email to your aunt in about 80 words. Write your answer below. Model Answer To : [email protected] Subject : Ben and his Problem Dear Aunt Clara, Thank you for your faith in me. I met up with Ben. He opened up in no time – a victim of cyberbullying. The fact that he talked so openly means he needs support and help especially from his family. The problem is in the early stage. So, nip it in the bud and help Ben get over it. Talk to him gently. Don’t make him feel guilty. With encouragement, he can get his life back on track. Get back to me if you need further help. Bye. Love, Alan 8 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message IDIOMS nip it in the bud – to stop something in the early stages before it becomes a serious problem opened up – talked willingly about one’s problem back on track – back to the original or normal Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. WORD Bank INFO CORNER faith – trust Cyber bullying – the use of technology to harass, victim – one who is acted on and threaten, embarrass, or target another person. Online usually adversely affected threats and mean, aggressive, or rude texts, tweets, posts Model 4 Reviving Memories of Childhood Games You received an email from a friend who wants to know about Malaysian traditional games. Hi, I have a request which you may think odd but I really need your help. I need to find information about our Malaysian traditional games for my paper. I have to present it in my class next week. I can get information from the Net but I prefer to get it from people who have or are still playing the games. I remembered you used to play batu seremban and kunda kundi. You also preferred congkak. Could you please give me the necessary details? Thanking you in advance. Now write an email to your friend in about 80 words. Write your answer below. Model Answer To : [email protected] Subject : Remembering a Childhood Game Hi Leena, Malaysian traditional games? Congkak was and still is my favourite. For your information, in the past, they dug holes in the ground and played with tamarind seeds. Nowadays, we play with marbles on a wooden board with two rows of five, seven or nine holes and two holes at both ends called home. The aim is to collect the tokens for our home. I used to shout and jump about whenever I won - to irritate my opponent, my grandmother. I would say, nenek I won fair and square! Good luck on your paper! Sara 9 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message WORD Bank IDIOMS tamarind seeds – seeds of a fruit popularly used in Indian fair and square – honestly and cuisine to add a tangy flavour. straightforwardly tokens – marks irritate – to provoke impatience or anger Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. INFO CORNER Malaysian traditional games are usually played during free time. Traditional games are very popular among people who live in rural areas. They have been played by our ancestors. Nowadays, most of traditional games are not being played anymore by the children as they are more attracted to play computer games. Malay traditional games are one of the cultural heritages that are priceless and cannot be replaced because they symbolize our customs, culture, and identity of one nation. Model 5 Compliment and Encourage Volunteerism You received an email from a friend who is going to further her studies abroad. Hi, As you know, I’ll be furthering my studies in Australia in about three months’ time. I would like to spend the time fruitfully but I’m not sure what I can do or which direction to go. I could do a short course or get involved in voluntary work in a worthwhile organisation. I would be most obliged if you could help me out so that I can put my time to good use. Waiting for your good news. Nora Now write an email to your friend in about 80 words. Write your answer below. Model Answer To : [email protected] Subject : Getting into Voluntary Work Hi Nora, Wow, that’s lot of spare time – whole three months! Let’s put the time to good use - doing voluntary work - a better option than studying. 10 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message You could do voluntary work with the Dignity for Children Foundation which helps to empower underprivileged children transform their lives positively. They learn physical skills and social responsibility through projects like helping in urban gardening. They attend tuition classes. Kill two birds with one stone – help them in the gardening and give them tuition! That’s food for thought, isn’t it? Get back to me. Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. Sharon WORD Bank IDIOMS option – choice put to good use – use something in a worthwhile manner empower – enable kill two birds with one stone – to achieve two aims at once food for thought – something that warrants serious consideration INFO CORNER Dignity for Children Foundation is a non-governmental organization that provides holistic care and education for urban poor children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty through Quality Education.” Model 6 Consolation and Advice You received a letter from your brother, Rafie, who participated in an essay writing competition. Hi Sis, I’m so sorry to disturb you as you are in the midst of preparing for your finals. I’m feeling depressed as my entry in the Daily Mirror essay competition was not chosen at all. I did my best but obviously my efforts were not sufficient to merit a placing in the top ten entries. I’ve always been told that my essays are excellent but unfortunately not good enough for pitting against others. I need your consolation and encouragement. Rafie Now write an email to your brother in about 80 words. Write your answer below. 11 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message Model Answer To : [email protected] Subject : Consolation and Encouragement Over Essay Writing Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. Hi Rafie, Sorry to hear of your disappointment. I felt your pain, too. Look at your situation with the right perspective and don’t let it overcome you. Life has ups and downs. In school, your essays are considered excellent. But, away from school in a competition, it is a different story. The way your teachers and the judges look at your essays is subjective. As one man’s meat is another man’s poison, don’t be discouraged. Show your mettle! Prove them wrong. Go for other competitions! I’m here to give moral support always. Kak Long WORD Bank perspective – a particular attitude or point of view subjective – based on personal feelings or opinions IDIOMS ups and downs – a succession of good and bad experiences one man’s meat is another man’s poison – things liked or enjoyed by one person may be distasteful to another show your mettle – show how tough one is Model Invitation to Plan and Participate in 7 Camping Trip You received an email from a friend who is in charge of organising a camping trip for a group of young teens from a children’s home. Hello Ian, Sorry to be writing to you so late at night. However, I’m sure you will forgive me after you have read my mail. I’ll be going on a camping trip with some young teens from a children’s home – my good deed for the end of year holidays! You are a natural born organiser cum leader while I’m always the follower! I’m already on pins and 12 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message needles. So, please help me out here with ideas for the camp and please join us on the trip. Please give me a favourable reply. Really need your expertise! Dexter Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. Now write an email to your friend in about 80 words. Write your answer below. Model Answer To : [email protected] Subject : Planning and Participating in Camping Trip Dear Dexter, You’re definitely in a pickle for agreeing to organise such a trip knowing your own limitations. It is a good deed and the youngsters will enjoy such a trip. I’ll help you with the planning and be on hand to iron out problems. I’d suggest a three-day-two-night trip in Templar’s Park with some activities like - camping orientation of dos and don’ts, trail walking, jungle tracking, fishing, but no swimming, hiking, scavenger hunt and of course, campfire for both nights for a singalong. Hope they do not sound mundane. Let’s meet up for a face-to-face discussion. Lan WORD Bank organiser cum leader – one who does the planning and heads the event expertise – expert skill or knowledge in a particular field orientation – the process of orienting someone or something relative to an event mundane – ordinary, uninteresting or not important IDIOMS pins and needles – in a nervous or jumpy state of anticipation in a pickle – in a difficult position or to have a problem iron out – to resolve or work out a situation 13 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message Model 8 The Tragic Flood You received a letter from a friend who heard about the flood you and your family experienced a month ago. Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. Hi, I’m sorry for not writing earlier. I was out of the country on a project and only learnt about your experience with the flood on my return last week. I was really shaken up by the information heard from our friends. My apologies for not being around to offer comfort or help in any way. Do you remember how much my family and I suffered when our house was destroyed in a fire five years ago? You helped me ride out the problem emotionally and physically. Please give me some details of your situation and how I may help out. Write to me when you feel comfortable to do so. Helena Now write an email to your friend in about 80 words. Write your answer below. Model Answer To : [email protected] Subject : Experience with the Tragic Flood Dear Helena, Thank you for your concern and offer of assistance. We’re grateful to have survived and are still picking up the pieces physically and emotionally. It rained non-stop for a week and the night before the floods was a night of horror with torrential rain. The river behind the vegetable plots rose to above the danger level. We packed and left hurriedly. From news reports, our locality had turned into swirling areas of destruction. We returned to a scene of devastation – no house, no land - only mud and slime. Your moral support is good enough. Jefri 14 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message WORD Bank torrential – heavy swirling – moving fast devastation – great destruction moral support – support or help whose effect is psychological rather than physical Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. IDIOMS shaken up – upset by a physical jolt or shock ride out the problem – succeed in surviving or getting through a bad experience picking up the pieces – restore one’s life or situation to a more normal state after a disaster Model 9 Steps to Efficient Learning You received an email from your niece, Kathleen who asks for some advice. Dear Aunt Carol, As you know, I have enrolled in a local college with the option of studying overseas. Initially, I felt proud and confident. However, a fortnight later now, the euphoria has lessened and now I’m in the grip of no confidence. Well-meaning friends have pointed out that college learning is different from school learning and I should be prepared for that. I feel the jitters as I know my limitations. I don’t do well when I have to analyse or be creative. Please advise. I don’t want to disappoint my parents. Kathleen Now write an email to your niece in about 80 words. Write your answer below. Model Answer To : [email protected] Subject : Steps to Efficient Learning Dear Kathleen, No reason to be jittery. You’re a bright student. College studies is different but all you need is efficient learning - don’t just hit the books! 15 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message Listen well in class to remember what you hear. However, we might not recollect especially when we’re unsure of the subject or the lecture is too long. So, look at the learning guide before class. Focus on the more important part of the lecture. Read over the materials after class to reinforce what you have heard. Let it stick in your memory. Highlight the important parts. Read between the lines. Have group discussions: It promotes understanding and helps acquire different Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. approaches and pertinent additional views. Aunt Carol WORD Bank jitters – a feeling of extreme nervousness recollect – remember or call to mind reinforce – strengthen an existing habit, feeling or idea IDIOMS don’t just hit the books – don’t rely on the text only read between the lines – to find meanings that are intended but that are not directly expressed in something said or written INFO CORNER • ‘Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activities of learners.’ - John Holt - • ‘Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere’. - Chinese proverb - Model 10 For Tastier Greens You receive an email from a friend who has heard about urban farming. Hi Masliza, Hope you aren’t too busy with your urban farming to read my mail. I keep hearing about this new development from a few quarters. Personally, I’m not keen about it. I feel it’s like new broom sweeps clean and the interest will die out soon. Let’s leave farming to the farmers. Anyway, why are you so keen about it? Please help me to understand. Jackie Now write an email to your friend in about 80 words. Write your answer below. 16 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message Model Answer To : [email protected] Subject : Tastier Greens Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. Hi Jackie, I don’t deny that I’m into urban farming. I’d like to reiterate that this interest will not die out and neither is it new broom sweeps clean. I do have green fingers! I take pride in my effort. It helps to cushion the impact of grocery bills. The greens are crunchier, tastier and free of pesticides. We control what goes into our greens. We grow whatever we want and the fruits of our labour make all the hard work worthwhile. Our friends enjoy the products of our edible garden. I’ll send some to you soon! Masliza WORD Bank cushion – to provide support or protection against impact edible – can be eaten IDIOMS new broom sweeps clean – to show interest initially and this interest may peter out die out – become less important or attractive to have green fingers – good at gardening and making plants grow fruits of our labour – produce or results of one’s hard work INFO CORNER Urban farming is growing or producing food in a city or heavily populated town or municipality. Urban agriculture is often confused with community gardening, homesteading or subsistence farming. 17 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message Model 11 Dining Together as a Family You receive an email from a friend who wants to know your opinion about families having meals together. reasons. Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. Hi, How’re you getting with the school project on eating right with balanced and nutritious meals? Talking about meals, I’d like to let you know that in my family having meals together is not a routine. We eat at our own time and do not see family members until the weekends. I feel I have to mention this because Mrs. Kang emphasised having family meals is a good routine. Does your family have meals together all the time? Is it a rule? A must? Hoping to hear from you soon. Niena Now write an email to your friend in about 80 words. Write your answer below. Model Answer To : [email protected] Subject : Dining Together as a Family Hi, I’m getting on well with my project on balanced and nutritious meals. In my family, having meals together is a routine. When it is dinner time and if we’re late, we’ll be in hot soup. Mother insists that we have dinner together every Wednesday, Friday and weekends. No excuses unless it is an emergency! Mother sets the rule because family meals strengthen familial bonds and inculcate healthy eating habits. It is quality family time when we exchange ideas and stories while having a balanced meal. We really enjoy our meals together. We do see eye to eye with mother’s Natasha 18 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message WORD Bank routine – a sequence of actions regularly followed emergency – a serious, unexpected situation often dangerous requiring immediate action strengthen familial bonds – to make family members have better relationships inculcate – to instil an idea or attitude through constant prodding Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. IDIOMS in hot soup – in trouble see eye to eye – to be in agreement INFO CORNER Eating a nutritionally balanced diet helps control weight and reduce risk for developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and kidney disorders. Model 12 Reading Maketh A Man You received an email from an ex-classmate’s sister who has been selected as Secretary of the Junior Literary Society. Hi Kathleen, Surprised to receive this mail from me, Kamilla, Baiduri’s sister? I’ve been selected as Secretary of the Junior Literary Society and I have to give a talk on Reading Maketh a Man. Knowing that you are an avid reader and a specialist in linguistics, you are the best person to approach for help to prepare the talk. Just give the main points. It is a demanding request, isn’t it? Please feel free to refuse. Kamilla Now write an email to your friend’s sister in about 80 words. Write your answer below. 19 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message Model Answer To : [email protected] Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. Subject : Reading Maketh a Man Dear Kamilla, Of course, I will help you. Reading is my forte. Everyone should indulge in reading especially as a hobby. Emphasise and elaborate these points for a good presentation. Reading enables one to fill the mind with knowledge. The brain stays healthy through mental stimulation, stress-free, acquires vocabulary and boost memory skills. Ultimately, reading helps to better writing skills. Encourage them to step away from the computer for a little while, crack open a book, and replenish the mind for a little while. All the best and congratulations for your appointment. Kathleen WORD Bank emphasise – to stress stimulation – encouragement of something to make it develop or become more active boost – help or encourage to improve replenish – fill up again IDIOMS step away – literally to move or stay away crack open – to pick up a book and open up to read INFO CORNER Reading books is vital for learning new languages, as non-native speakers gain exposure to words used in context, which will ameliorate their own speaking and writing fluency. One can gain stronger analytical thinking skills e.g. determine ‘whodunnit’ by noting details and solving the mystery before finishing an amazing mystery book. 20 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message Model 13 Application for the Post of Receptionist You have passed the SPM and you are looking for a job. You come across the following advertisement in a local newspaper. Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. Star Travel Agency - requires RECEPTIONIST • Mature • Good communication skills • Able to converse in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin Interested parties please apply to our agency online. Now write an email to the agency in about 80 words. Write your answer below. Model Answer To : [email protected] Subject : Application for the Post of Receptionist Dear Sir / Madam, Your advertisement in the Daily News is referred. I would like to apply for the post of receptionist. I have passed my SPM and I am looking for a job. I feel I should do well in your agency. I have good communication skills. As a student counsellor, I learned to communicate with students of different temperament. I am conversant in the three languages required. I hope to be called for an interview and please find attached a copy of my resume. I look forward to hearing from you. Yours sincerely, Tan Mee Teng 21 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message WORD Bank communication skills – able to relate or communicate well student counsellor – a student who helps the school counsellor in counselling students on minor issues temperament – a person’s nature or personality conversant – familiar or knowledgeable about something Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. INFO CORNER Letters / Emails to the Editor are sent to publications such as newspapers, magazines, and blogs by readers. These letters/emails are usually about issues that readers are concerned about. Comments and opinions could be critical, supportive or neutral. Model Application for the Post of Part-Time 14 Salesperson You have completed your SPM and you see the following advertisement in the newspaper and wish to apply for the job. Write a letter of application. BEST FOOD If you are looking to work as a salesperson, we look forward to having you in our company. We offer good career prospects and job security. You will be given on-the-job- training as the job only requires you to do sales in a shopping mall. Interested? Please apply to [email protected] Now write a formal email to apply for the job in about 80 words. Write your answer below. 22 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message Model Answer To : [email protected] Subject : Application for the Post of Salesperson Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. Dear Sir / Madam, Your advertisement New Star is referred. I am interested in working as a salesperson in your company. I have completed my SPM and am waiting for the results. I am sure that I will be able to do the work as a salesperson as I am mature and friendly. As the job involves working at a mall, it will suit me fine. I am able to converse in the three major languages and two dialects. So, I should not have problem with the sales work. I look forward to an interview at any time convenient to you. Yours sincerely, Cecilia Liu WORD Bank mature – fully developed and grown physically and mentally dialects – a particular form of a language which is peculiar to a specific region or social group. INFO CORNER Remember etiquette when emailing with admissions counsellors, scholarship sponsors and financial aid officers. Use formal language and a professional format. Don’t use a “cute” email address for important emails. Use business-like address. Make your email clear. A clear and concise format. 23 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message Model Application for the Post of Temporary 15 Pre-school Teacher You have just received your SPM results and intend to take up a diploma course in teaching. You come across an advertisement for a temporary pre-school teacher in a Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. kindergarten. My Play School We are a leading kindergarten that specialises in educating and taking care of young children before they enter formal education. We are looking for a reasponsible and caring preschool teacher on a temporary basis for six months. If you think you have the right aptitude and can fit into our curriculum, you are welcome to apply. Now write a formal email to apply for the post in about 80 words. Write your answer below Model Answer To : [email protected] Subject : Application for the Post of Pre-School Teacher (temporary) Dear Sir/Madam Your advertisement in the Daily News is referred. I feel I have the right aptitude and will be able to fit into your school curriculum as a pre-school teacher. I have completed the SPM results and am waiting to go for a diploma course in teaching in six months’ time. I will be comfortable to be a part of your staff as I have some experience teaching young children. I have helped out at a kindergarten during the long school holidays. I will be glad to introduce myself at an interview. Please find attached a copy of my resume. I look forward to hearing from you. Yours sincerely, Vivian Lee 24 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message WORD Bank right aptitude – correct attitude or capacity to learning school curriculum – lessons and academic content taught in a school resume – a document created and used by a person to present their background, skills, and accomplishments Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. INFO CORNER What is the difference between preschool and nursery school? Both preschools and nursery schools accept children between the ages of three and five, while nursery schools typically accept children both younger and older. Preschools tend to have a formal curriculum and trained teachers, though this increases their costs. Model 16 Application for the Post of Journalist You come across the following advertisement and would like to apply for the position of journalist. GREATPEACE Greatpeace South East Berhad, Kuala Lumpur GREATPEACE NEEDS YOU Join our team if you: • like to talk with people • like adventure, local and foreign countries • want to be a journalist Applicants should be 21 years and above Young school leavers, college or university graduates are welcomed to apply. Interested candidates, kindly apply to 25 English SPM Part 1 – Short Communicative Message Model Answer To : [email protected] Subject : Application for the Post of Journalist Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. Dear Sir/Madam, The advertisement above is referred. I would like to apply for the post of journalist. I obtained a Diploma in Journalism from the International College, Kuala Lumpur. Currently I am attached to a scuba diving company, Diver’s Den as a swimming and scuba diving instructor cum writer/editor for the company newsletter. I believe my skills and experience are in line with the requirements for the position advertised. I am confident I will do well as a journalist for Greatpeace based on my interest and achievements. I will be glad to introduce myself at an interview that will allow you to better evaluate my possible recruitment. Please find attached a copy of my resume. I look forward to hearing from you. Yours sincerely, Amelia Salleh WORD Bank journalist – a person who works in journalism to report the news currently – at the present time scuba diving – a mode of underwater diving where the diver uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba) instructor cum writer – combined with evaluate – form an idea, assess IDIOMS in line – in agreement with, suitable for INFO CORNER Top 10 Rules of Email Etiquette • Choose your subject wisely. • Don’t be sloppy in an attempt to be friendly. • Keep your emails organised. • Watch your grammar, spelling and • Reply to emails promptly. punctuation. • Delivery requests and sending receipts. • Avoid talking aimlessly in emails. • Send smaller files, compress them. 26 English SPM Part 3 – Story 3 Story Introduction Narrative essays are imaginative stories or accounts of experiences, it is easier to write about incidents one has experienced. Narratives that are written well will catch the interest of readers. In Part 3 SPM English, writing a review is one of the choices for the extended writing. Marks allocated is 20 and the number of words should be between 200 and 250 words. Step by S tep 1. A title stating the gist of the narrative • describe the setting or title of the narrative is provided. • use direct speech Sometimes, a series of words to start • use drama (words provided in the or end a story may be provided. question) • use a proverb or saying 2. Identify the type of incident you have to narrate based on the notes given. 8. Introduce the setting, time of incident and characters of the story as mentioned 3. A narrative composition has a format in the notes provided. with certain features: • Beginning/Opening 9. Add details to enhance the description – introduction of plot, setting and of the setting or background of the 6. Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. characters story. • Development of story – Rising action : events leading to 10. Make sure the story has a logical climax conclusion as it here the reader it told – Climax : important and exciting part how everything works out. – Falling action : events after the climax 11. The point of view in narrative essays • Conclusion – Resolution : brings story is usually in the first person. Read the to a close notes carefully to be sure of the point of view. 4. Study the notes provided. Understand the theme of the story and plan your 12. Most narratives are about past story. experiences and so should be in the past tense. 5. The notes should give you the chronology of events. Expand on the 13. Use direct speech wherever possible to notes by mind-mapping. make the account interesting but do not overdo it. Punctuate correctly. Organise the details to link the points for a smooth flow of the story. 14. Be original and imaginative in your narrative. 7. Have a good introduction for the story. There are different ways to open a story 180 English SPM Part 3 – Story Model 101 My Endangered Flora and Fauna: Farewell! Write your answer in 200 – 250 words in an appropriate style. Your teacher has asked you to write a story for the school magazine. The story must be Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. on the theme of endangered local flora and fauna. My Endangered Flora and Fauna: Farewell! Your story should include: • how and where you saw flora and fauna • description of sight and sounds Write your story. • Firefly spotting mission: • Rafflesia Flower and • A Wildlife and Fireflies on a bush – torchlight Pitcher Plant Sunset Cruise, Kawa and leaf to entice • Bonding with Nature: Kawa River fireflies Farewell • Upstream in motorboat • 3 Kota Kinabalu • Endangered Animals / National Park Trails Plants Model Answer Endangered Flora and Fauna : Farewell! My parents, brother and I signed up with Amazing Borneo Tours to sample a Wildlife and Fireflies Sunset cruise on the Kawa Kawa River, the Little Kinabatangan. Introduction From the jetty, we headed upriver in a small motorboat. • A Wildlife and We stood, open-mouthed as we spied a family of “big- Fireflies Sunset nosed” proboscis monkeys hanging out in a tree close to Cruise, Kawa Kawa River – upstream – the river with a large male sitting with its legs crossed proboscis monkeys and pot-belly hanging out. Nicknamed in Indonesian as “Orang Belanda” (Dutchman) the monkeys resembling the Dutch colonists with their pot-bellies and big noses, are really frighteningly human in their mannerisms. 181 English SPM Part 3 – Story After dinner, we embarked on our firefly-spotting mission. Upstream, we saw a bush completely alight with Body • firefly spotting fireflies. The boat guide cleverly used a flashlight and a • torchlight and leaf leaf to entice a few fireflies to leave their bush and fly to entice fireflies into our boat. When the glowing fireflies landed on our hands, faces and life jackets, we were thrilled, speechless. Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. The next day, we hiked up the trails to the Botanical Gardens, looking out for butterflies and birds, exploring • Kota Kinabalu the rugged trails and staring up into the massive towering National Park Trails trees at Kinabalu National Park, Malaysia’s first World UNESCO heritage site. We set off for the Poring Hot Springs famous for its 40-metre high Canopy Walkway. After lunch, we went off in search of the famous endangered Rafflesia flower and the pitcher plant. We • Rafflesia Flower found specially tended plants. The Rafflesia is the world’s and Pitcher Plant largest rarest flower, with a distinctive odour, lasting only two to three days. The “periuk kera” has a pitcher able to hold up to 3.5 litres of liquid. • Bonding with We had a wonderful holiday, bonding with nature. Nature: Farewell Goodbye, my animal and plant friends! WORD Bank to sample – to experience mannerisms – traits to entice – to lure, to attract rugged – rough distinctive – particular, characteristic, clear Model Nenek’s Checklist Prior to Covid-19 102 Vaccination Write your answer in 200 – 250 words in an appropriate style. Your teacher has asked you to write a story for a Health Club Newsletter. The story must be linked to the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive. 182 English SPM Part 3 – Story Nenek’s Checklist Prior to Covid-19 Vaccination Your story should include: • Notification on MySejahtera – preparations • Basic SOP / MCO / CMCO / RMCO / EMCO – Basic practices – Different SOPs Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. Write your story. • A notification on MySejahtera: Confirmed Appointment Date • Basic SOP / MCO / CMCO / RMCO / EMCO – Basic practices – Different SOPs • Preparation prior to Vaccination • Samples of Medications • Listing medicines, dosage and medical problems • Information for medical personnel • Day Before: Sleep early • Appointment Day: Breakfast well • Wear mask, comfortable attire and foot wear Mobile • Bring along a flask of warm water and snacks • Stay calm Model Answer Nenek’s Checklist Prior to Covid-19 Vaccination Granddaughter: Nek, I notice a notification on Introduction your MySejahtera. The date for your first vaccination • MySejahtera notify dose is updated. It’s good you are free on that date. Shall confirmed jab appointment date I respond by clicking and confirming the date? Nek, it’s all confirmed. Nek, there are basic SOPs for the public during MCO, CMCO, RMCO and EMCO. Each type has its specific rules. In general, though, there are basic Body practices when in public or even at home: Wear a • Basic SOP / MCO / CMCO / RMCO / mask, Safe Distancing, Register manually or Scan with EMCO MySejahtera at any outlet, Scan to measure temperature, • Basic practices Sanitize hands. On returning home, wash hands and face • Different SOPs with soap. Take a bath too, Under Conditional, Recovery or Enhanced MCO, SOPs differ slightly or are similar for all social and economic activities. 183 English SPM Part 3 – Story • Preparation prior to Vaccination Grandmother: What about my medicines? Samples of Granddaughter: I shall set aside the meds after Medications labelling the medications then pack the meds separately. • Listing medicines, I shall list the medications and dosage under the medical dosage and medical problems ailment, adding additional information, where necessary. Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. • Information for The list and the meds will be in a bag which Nek brings medical personnel to the Vaccination Centre to show the doctor. • Day Before: Sleep The night before, please free your mind and sleep early • Appointment Day: as usual, On the morning of the appointment, please Breakfast well breakfast well. Bring the bag with the meds and list, • Wear mask, a flask of hot water and some snacks. At the Centre, comfortable attire and foot wear scan MySejahtera and register. Use a medical mask, Mobile scannng comfortable clothes and footwear. Don’t forget your • Bring along a flask mobile for checking-in, registering, confirming and taking of warm water and snapshots. Be calm. snacks Stay calm WORD Bank MySejahtera – an application developed by the Government of Malaysia to assist in managing the COVID-19 outbreaks in the country. It allows users to perform health self-assessment on themselves and their family members, monitor their health progress throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. MySejahtera also enables the Ministry of Health, Malaysia (MOH) to monitor users’ health conditions and to facilitate contact tracing for Covid-19 so they can take immediate action in providing the treatment required. MySejahtera is also the official channel that supports the National COVID-19 Immunization Programme by the Government of Malaysia that offers vaccination registration, appointment, and issuance of COVID-19 Immunization Digital Certificate. SOPs – Standard Operating Procedures MCO – Movement Control Order CMCO – Conditional Movement Control Order RMCO – Recovery Movement Control Order EMCO – Extended Movement Control order dosage – the size and frequency of medications to be taken 184 English SPM Part 3 – Story Model 103 Nature’s Fury Write your answer in 200 – 250 words in an appropriate style. Your teacher asked you to write a story for your form newsletter. The story must have Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. the title: Nature’s Fury. Your story should include: • a description of Nature’s Fury • the catastrophes : the action and solutions Write your story. • Setting / Plot • Survival course – a • Cold gloomy night seaside resort • Wind, thunder, lightning • Tree struck lightning, No lives lost • Waves trapped teenager - rescue • Missing child Model Answer Nature’s Fury It was a cold, gloomy night with the howling wind, Introduction • The weather the rumbling thunder, the flashes of lightning and the incessant pounding of the waves. Ten of us were at a survival course holed up at Body • Setting an isolated seaside resort. We were all set for our next • Plot activity: A Treasure Hunt but the inclement weather paid woe to our plan. Incident 1 Suddenly, a commotion came from the kitchen, • Lightning followed by cries of help. The distraught-looking chef • Tree came running into the lounge. It seemed lightning had • Kitchen • Trapped Victim struck a tree causing it to collapse through the kitchen • Rescue roof and landing on his son. The unfortunate son was 185 English SPM Part 3 – Story trapped under the tree and the debris. We sprang into action to rescue the victim of nature’s fury. The kitchen was a mess with broken tiles, twigs, leaves and branches. The teenager’s legs were pinned down by the trunk. He was bleeding profusely from a forehead gash. We Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. extricated the crying boy from under the tree. He was given first-aid treatment on being freed. Before we could heave a sigh of relief that one catastrophe had been solved, another loomed when an ashen-faced housemaid said her ten-year brother had Incident 2 gone missing. The manager suggested a search party. • Missing child We combed the beach in the rain. We spied the curly • Search party • Found black-haired head of a frightened boy taking shelter in a marooned boat. The two siblings hugged each other tightly, one glad to be saved and the other relieved he was safe. The thunderstorm had not abated though it seemed Conclusion to be easing off. But we were all relieved that despite • Easing of thunderstorm the two unexpected incidents, no lives were lost. Nature • No lives lost played havoc with destiny. WORD Bank IDIOMS incessant – non stop paid woe to our plans – upset the plans distraught-looking – worried looking ashen- faced – face which is pale or white INFO CORNER Global Warming and Climate Change With widespread environmental issues, temperatures have been falling with ice melting at the Poles, with unexplained unexpected weather changes. 186 English SPM Part 3 – Story Model 104 A First Timer’s Nerves Write your answer in 200 – 250 words in an appropriate style. Your teacher has asked you to write a story about a friend’s first stage appearance. The Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. story must have the title: A First Timer’s Nerves Your story should include: • the performance • feelings and emotions before, during and after event Write your story. Model Answer A First Timer’s Nerves Introduction My aunt secretly entered me for a Talent Contest. • Event She wanted me to prove I was a born nightingale. She • Talent Contest had even enrolled me in vocal music classes. It was the momentous day of the Songbird Contest. Backstage, while waiting for my name to be Body announced, I had rushed for the fifth time to the ladies • Pre-stage • Nervousness because of the butterflies in the stomach, cold feet and • Explanation hands. My heart was beating very fast. Fortunately, my • Examples best friend was in the audience and so were my siblings. They were rooting for me. I heard the MC calling out my name “Mandy Song”. Somehow, despite my shaking knees and trembling feet, I walked confidently onto the centre of the stage. I • On stage emotions gasped inwardly as I saw a sea of strange faces. I was an and feelings unseen bundle of nerves. As I recalled my best friend’s • Explanation • Performance encouraging words, a calming inner voice removed my nervousness. Magically, a surge of confidence filled me as I sang the first line. Effortlessly I sailed through the lyrics without missing a beat or dropping a word, keeping 187 English SPM Part 3 – Story excellently with the tempo and rhythm. It was my first public stage performance. I made it! I had debuted non- professionally. A thunderous applause reverberated in the hall. I • Exiting stage was shocked at the response. I smiled broadly as I bowed Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. • Applause to the audience and exited the stage. Conclusion What a relief! I had overcome a first timer’s nerves. • Relief I felt a sense of pride and joy as I knew I had surpassed • Pride/Joy • Sense of my own expectations. I gave myself a pat on the back. achievement WORD Bank IDIOMS momentous – important butterflies in the stomach – feeling extremely nervous reverberated – sounded bundle of nerves – thoroughly afraid surpassed – exceeded INFO CORNER A debut is the first stage performance of a person usually in a professional capacity as an artiste. Model 105 Gosh! It was Friday The 13th! Write your answer in 200 – 250 words in an appropriate style. Your teacher has asked you to write a story for a school magazine. The story must have the title: Gosh! It was Friday The 13th! Your story should include: • recalling the date and the catastrophic events • realisation after looking at calendar in kitchen Write your story. 188 English SPM Part 3 – Story Model Answer Gosh! It was Friday the 13th! Angel’s Point of View Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. If only I had remembered that it was Friday the Introduction • Practical - Nature 13th. I was not superstitious, believing that Friday the vs Superstitious 13th was rubbish. But I would never forget Friday the Beliefs 13th of November 2020. I woke up to my cell phone’s ringing. It was from Body my brother in Singapore. I had couriered him his stamp Mishap 1 albums. “There’s no need to thank me …..” Instead I • Phone call from brother in received an ear-splitting blast. “Are you trying to sabotage Singapore - Sent me? I asked for the albums ‘I’ for International, instead him wrong stamp albums you sent ‘In” for India. I can’t complete my project due • Brother angry - Had tomorrow. Do it now and this time, get it right!” The to courier correct albums mobile went dead. I ran to his room, retrieved the correct albums, triple-checking and ran to the courier office. Meantime, while anxiously waiting for the SMS from Singapore, I decided to help Mum with the laundry. Mishap 2 I gathered all the soiled clothes and dumped them into • Did Laundry • Clothes not the washing machine. Belatedly, I realized I did not separated separate the whites from the coloured. I saw the clothes • All were coloured Had to salvage in various hues of the rainbow in the machine. I unloaded the wash, separated the clothes and salvaged them with special detergent. Didn’t disasters come in threes? Exhausted by the • Stepped on skates manual sorting of the clothes, I stood up and stepped on • Lost balance my skates. I lost my balance, went sliding forward and • Twisted ankle landed flat on my face, twisting my ankle. I saw the date. Mum had circled it red! Friday the Conclusion • Date circled in red 13th. Was that the reason for all the mishaps? I had to • Caution be extra careful. The day had not ended yet! 189 English SPM Part 3 – Story INFO CORNER The fear of Friday the 13th is known as paraskevidekatriaphobia. The definition of superstitious is believing in beliefs that do not have grounds in logic and reason in the physical world. An example of a superstitious person is someone who believes that black cats and the number 13 are unlucky. Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. Ten Common Superstitions Those bringing Good Luck : Itchy palm (Money), Finding a horse shoe, Tossing spilled salt over your shoulder, Saying “Bless you” when you sneeze. Those bring Bad Luck : Friday the 13th, walking under a ladder, Opening an umbrella indoors, Reversing Bad Luck : Knock twice on wood. Model 106 The Helping Hand - Keong’s Point of View Write your answer in 200 – 250 words in an appropriate style. Your teacher has asked you to write a story for a school magazine. The story must have the title: The Helping Hand - Keong’s Point of View Your story should include: • two strangers first meeting • teaching young friend how to play chess: challenging situation Write your story. Model Answer The Helping Hand - Keong’s Point of View Introduction My father decided to pack me off to the backwoods • Holidaying in a rubber estate to taste country life during the holidays. In the bus to Uncle Kim’s rubber estate, I sat beside a quiet Indian boy who introduced himself as Body Ramesh Siva. As I played solitaire chess, I explained • In the bus the pieces and the moves to Ramesh. The bus stopped • Keong and Ramesh at a T- junction. To my surprise, Ramesh alighted too. I • Same destination heard Ramesh crying out ‘Patin’. Uncle Kim introduced me to his elderly housekeeper, Patin Usha, Ramesh’s grandmother. 190 English SPM Part 3 – Story After lunch, Ramesh and I trailed behind Uncle Kim, Manager Ahmad and Supervisor Bala as we toured the estate. Uncle Kim told me I was to accompany them at the crack of dawn to pick up some know-how of • At rubber estate estate work. Ramesh could tag along. After dinner, I Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. • Tour and Plans • Keong taught took out my chess set and Ramesh stood expectantly Ramesh how to beside me. “Do you want to learn how to play chess?” play chess • Patin grateful He nodded. I started with the King and before I could continue, Ramesh rattled off the names of the other pieces and their moves. Patin thanked me for treating Ramesh like an ordinary teenager, unlike a mentally challenged autistic person. Days passed into weeks as Ramesh and I did estates chores on weekdays while weekends were free • Estate chores days to either work or play. In the evenings, I tutored • Chess lessons • Interesting and Ramesh in chess. He was a quick learner. He picked up challenging strategies. Many-a-time he outwitted me and won. It • Ramesh quick learner became a challenge coaching him: an autistic child. He was a skilful analytical player, constantly checking and checkmating me. Conclusion In coaching Ramesh and mentoring him into a • Keong’s potential chess champion, I too went beyond my limits. experience WORD Bank backwoods – rural or countryside IDIOMS solitaire chess – playing chess against oneself Patin – Grandmother (Indian title) the crack of dawn – early in the trailed – followed morning, usually before sunrise potential – future INFO CORNER In a standard game of chess played on a chess board, each of the two players begins a game with the following 16 pieces: 1 King, I Queen, 2 Rooks, 2 Bishops, 2 Knights and 8 Pawns. Each chess piece moves, captures and checkmates differently. 191 SUCCESS SUCCESS Penerbitan Pelangi Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. U C S SUCCESS MODEL S S C E SUCCESS MODEL JC108222 SUCCESS MODEL ESSAYS Form 4 5 ESSAYS SPM • This book is designed to help pupils improve their writing SUCCESS MODEL skills. From the interpretation of the question to the planning and writing process, the reader is guided step by step in three main parts called Short Communicative Message, SUCCESS MODEL ESSAYS Guided Writing and Extended Writing. Each Model Essay ESSAYS illustrates the process of developing ideas into an essay by ESSAYS putting into practice simple yet invaluable principles of essay writing. CEFR Though aimed at SPM students, this book is also suitable for -Aligned Form • anyone who wants to write well. SPM 4 5 Christine Tan KSSM SPM Purchase Yong Fui Yin eBook here! Ch’ng Teik Peng NEW SPM Assessment Zeti Aqmar Alpikri Format 2021 • Covers 3 parts of the SPM Writing paper • Online Bookstore • Online Library • • Step-by-step guide for different essay types PelangiBooks • Word Bank & Idioms for Vocab Enrichment WM:RM18.95 / EM:RM18.95 JC108222 • Tips & Techniques for each section ISBN 978-967-2720-21-8 • Wide Scope of Model Essays

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SPM Bahasa Inggeris: Contoh Karangan (English Essays) Form 4, 5

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Form 5 sample essays.

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SPM English Writing Module :

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SPM English Writing Module (Short Communicative Message) + Answers


English SPM Paper 2 : Writing

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Answers : Short Communicative Message

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Answers : Guided Writing

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Article Writing

Review Writing

Report Writing

Answers : Extended Writing, Article Writing, Review Writing, Report Writing

Narrative Writing

Answers : Narrative Writing


English SPM Paper 2 : Writing

(MIP) (Trg) [1]

Part 1 : Short Message

Part 2 : Guided Essay

Part 3 : Review

Part 3 : Article

Part 3 : Story

Part 3 : Report

Suggested Answers


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Writing Paper (1)

Writing Paper (2)

Answers (PTRS) (Sel) [1]

English Essay : Challenges Of Home Learning During Covid 19 Pandemic

Writing A Review Essay (TI)

Movie Review Essay (Lion King)

Book Review Essay

Friendship Is More Important Than Money. Do You Agree ?

Keeping Pets Is Good. Do You Agree ?

Anti Smoking Campaign Speech Writing

Does School Prepare Us For Life

Mobile Phones Are A Nuisance. Do You Agree ?

Nuclear Energy – Good Or Bad ?

Small Families Are Happier Families. Do You Agree ?

The Advantages Of Sports In Schools

Police Report On Accident

The Government Should Not Continue With Compulsory National Service. Do You Agree ?

Tourism Is Good For Our Country. What Do You Think ?

A Horror / Tragic Story

Women Can Be The Breadwinner In A Home. Discuss

Social Networking Website

Online Shopping Versus The Local Mall

Online Shopping

Write About An Incident In Which You Acted Irresponsibly

Description on a Person – A Prominent Malaysian Leader


Koleksi Nota Ringkas dan Padat, Soalan, Latihan, Modul Tingkatan 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 dan Tahun 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 :




Writing Tips And Essay Format English SPM (KSSM) (Zeti)

Recycling Campaign

A Narrative Essay KSSM (Story)

The Importance Of Examinations

The Importance Of Making Friends

The Need For Rules

The Need For Self Discipline

The Malaysian Tradition Of Having Open Houses Is Important And Should

The Beauty Of Malaysia (Essay)

A Day I Wished Had Never Happened

‘Do Not Judge a Book By Its Cover’. Describe An Experience When This Was True For You.

Advantages Of Unity

Ban On Underage Smokers

Challenges Of Home Learning During Covid 19  Pandemic

Descriptive Essays Describe What You Understand About Success and Explain Why

Essay on Healthy Lifestyle

Essay on Mother’s Day In English For School Kids and Children Mother’s

Essay on My Best Friend – 7 Selected Essays on My Best Friend

Forms Of Discipline

Anti Smoking Campaign Speech

How To Be A Wise Consumer

Global Warming

Internet (Essay)

Keeping Cool

Should School Students Be Given a Mobile Phone Discuss

Showing Favouritism

Single Session School – Advantages and Disadvantages

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How to prepare an A+ SPM English story essay to memorise

by Tan Le Tian

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In previous blog post , I have shared with you how I got A+ in SPM English by memorising 1 story essay. Feel free to read that article first before continue with this 😊

A+ English Essay

I have also written an ebook with my full ghost story essay I have used for my actual SPM in 2014, and and show examples on answering different titles with the essay. 😍

Since then, I received a lot of questions on how to prepare a good story essay to memorise, and how to link it to different titles. 😝

This article will try to address all of them. So please keep reading.😋

Preparing your own unique story essay

Firstly, it is not advisable for anyone to memorise others' essay directly.

Because if two students (in same region) are discovered to use the EXACT SAME ESSAY, both their marks will be penalised by examiners.

So it would be best to write your own essay to memorise.

But if you find it difficult to write your own essay, one way to prepare a unique A+ story essay is by modifying a model essay to become your own. (at least half of it should be different, to be safe)

And don't share your essay with friends haha 🤭, my teacher has warned me back then.

For good model essay, perhaps you can get from seniors who have scored well in exam.

What is the requirement of the story essay?

1. story that brings good moral value.

Any reasonable story are fine, including common ones like car crash, flood, and fire accident.

It does not necessarily need to be a ghost story, like the one I have memorised.

Ideally, the story have to bring a positive Moral Value , because it is one of the grading factor.

For example, in my essay, the main character make a mistake to steal things because of poverty. But in the end, he got punished and learned from his own mistake, and promised himself to never do it again.

2. Avoid sensitive topics in story

Also, your story should be easy to understand and neutral for a wide range of audience (regardless of age, gender, culture, race).

Because your SPM exam scripts will be sent over to other states to be marked by examiners.

You never know who will be assigned to mark your essay. So it is better to play safe and avoid any potentially risky content.

Last year, a student has sent me a story essay about a sad love story between a vampire, a werewolf and a human girl.

english essays spm

I find the story very interesting.

But would the story be something acceptable and understandable to an elderly examiner with age 60 years old and above?

I don't know. So, my suggestion is to avoid sensitive topics like above, and play safe with universally acceptable topics .

For example, another student has sent me a story essay about flood.

It talked about how much parents love their children, and bravely protect them in the disaster.

I would recommend this type of story. Because parents' unconditional love to their children is a universally accepted value among different audiences.

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3. Flexibility of the story of essay for linking

I know some people who memorise a few story essays instead of 1 essay and in exam they just use the appropriate essay to answer the exam questions.

For me, I think memorising 1 story essay is already sufficient to link to different titles.

Because I have taken some time to make my story more flexible to different type of title (happy, sad, funny, grateful etc.)

In my story, after "I" got chased by the "ghost" until the dead end in the hospital, anything can happen next.

Depending on requirement of the exam title, the "ghost" can be anything.

For a funny story, the "ghost" can be your friend playing a prank on you.

For a friendship / hero story, your friends may be the hero that protect you from the "ghost".

For a police story, the "ghost" may be a drug addict that has lost his mind. The policeman appear and catch the "ghost" before it has a chance to harm "I".

As you can see, there are endless possibilities and anything can happen in a story.

So when preparing your story essay, do make it more flexible for different titles.

By practice linking the same essay for many different titles, you will become more creative on how the story can lead to different type of endings.

How to improve quality of story essay

Assuming now you have a story essay (by modifying a model essay or writing your own), how to improve it further?

A quick way to improve is to include creative (good) phrases for weathers, emotions and actions of your story.

You can always "copy" and "memorise" those creative phrases / sentences from other good essay, instead of coming out with something on your own.

1. Creative Phrases for Weather

Regardless of your story type, most likely you will talk about the weather to set the mood of your story.

For example, my ghost story happens on a rainy evening (to make it feel creepy).

The simple way to write is:

"Last evening, it was raining heavily..."

But instead, it could be improved with the creative phrases below:

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2. Creative Phrases for Emotion

Regardless of the story type, most likely the main characters will experience some kind of emotion (sad, happy, anxious, fear etc.)

As I am writing a ghost story, the primary emotion is fear/anxiety.

The simple ways to write about it is:

"I felt very very scared when the ghost appear..."

Instead, there are better phrases to describe the tense situation:

If your character are laughing at something foolish, the simple way to describe is:

"They laugh at his foolish action ..."

Instead, it could be enhanced with some creative phrases:

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If a person is very angry, the simple way is:

"He is very very angry..."

Instead, creative phrase could be:

3. Creative Phrases for Action

Regardless of your story type, there will be some common actions that the characters will likely do.

When they faced a difficult situation (flood, chased by ghost), they may scream, run or pray for their safety.

Normal way: "I hear someone scream ..."

Creative phrases:

Normal way: "I pray ... "

Creative Phrases:

Normal way: "I ran away ..."

4. Ensure the essay is free of grammatical error

As you can see from the examples above, there is plenty of creative phrases you can easily apply to enhance your story essay.

I prefer to memorise those creative phrases / sentences instead of using my own words, because it helps me to reduce grammatical errors.

In a story, past tense is usually used for all the verbs, which means, "ran" should be used instead of "run".

When writing the sentences on my own, sometimes I may forgot change the verb to past tense.

But I won't go wrong by using creative phrases / sentences structure, because they are already grammatically correct.

To ensure your essay is free of grammatical error, it is important to let your teacher check through your essay before you memorise and use it for the exam.

In summary, here are the 3 important points this article aim to emphasise:

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A Useful Guide For SPM English Essay Extended Writing (a.k.a Continuous Writing)

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So, you’re sitting for SPM soon, and English is one of the papers you need help with. Whether it is for the SPM extended writing (continuous writing) essay or other sections of the paper, don’t fret - we go into detail about the SPM English Essay so you will know what to expect before you sit for it!

But first, let us introduce the entire SPM English Writing Paper format. The SPM English essay writing paper consists of three parts: Part 1 ( Short Communicative Message) , Part 2 ( Guided Writing), and Part 3 ( Extended Writing Task). 

To summarise the format, each section is worth 20 marks, and you are given 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete the paper. You can also view the complete structure by clicking here !

The SPM Extended Writing (Continuous Writing) Essay Format

To help you get started, let’s look at the structure of the Part 3 essay:

Wordcount: 200 to 250 words

Suggested time: 40 minutes

You will be given a choice of the following tasks: article, report, review, or story.

You must answer only one task in this part.

Let’s look at a sample of the SPM extended writing (continuous writing) essay from the SPM trials in 2021. We’ll use this sample question as an example throughout this article, so follow along!

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Based on the given questions above, the writing formats in this section consist of an article, review, and story. You must choose one of the three tasks and use the guided questions to help you write your essay. 

Tips And Tricks To Write The SPM Extended Writing (Continuous Writing) Essay

Choosing the right question for your essay can be daunting, so don’t panic! We’ll guide you through our easy-to-follow tips to help you start writing your essay. 

Tip 1: Read the questions carefully 

As this is an SPM extended writing essay, you must be clear about each task and read the questions carefully. It is essential to take note of the writing format as it varies for each task. 

You could also highlight the main key points in each question. At this stage, you might have an early idea of which topic and format you would like to write for your essay.

Tip 2: Outline your ideas

The next step is to choose the question you feel most confident writing an essay for. You could also consider the writing format and ensure you have sufficient points and elaborations to help you get started. Here’s how: 

Identify the writing format for the task

Write your points for each question 

Elaborate your points and provide strong reasons and advantages

The next step is to outline your ideas based on the questions in the sample above. For example:

First question: What other types of food would you like to be served?

Serve balanced meals

Offer nutritious options

Second question: What other facilities should your canteen have?

Comfortable seats

Consider seat planning

Third question: How can you improve your canteen?

Promote the ‘No Plastic Bag Campaign’

Bring your own containers from home

Tip 3: Draft your essay

Now that you have some ideas for your essay, it’s time to start drafting! Drafting your essay provides an overview of what your essay would look like.

Like the SPM guided writing essay, the SPM extended writing (continuous writing) essay also shares the same structure: an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Here are the ways to get started:


To begin the introduction for your SPM extended writing (continuous writing) essay, you could include background information about the task; refer to the notes and questions. Your opening paragraph should not be longer than two to three sentences.

To write the body paragraphs, you need to address the questions given. You can separate the questions into separate paragraphs. Here’s how:

Body paragraph 1: List the type of food you like to be served at the canteen and provide your reasons

Body paragraph 2: Suggest other facilities you would like to have at the canteen

Body paragraph 3: Propose a solution to improve your canteen

To conclude your article, summarise the main points you have identified. Similar to the introduction, keep your conclusion two to three sentences long.

Tip 4: Write Your SPM Extended Writing (Continuous Writing) Essay

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Now, it’s time to write your essay!

Another helpful tip: If you encounter any problems elaborating your points, you can use the PEEC framework, which stands for P(point), E(explanation), E(example), and C(conclusion). It helps to expand your points and make your essay exciting and well-structured!  We’ve covered the PEEC framework in more detail, so click here to find out more!

Here’s an example:

●     Point: The school canteen should serve balanced meals to the students.

●     Explanation: It encourages students to eat a balanced diet that helps them improve their memory and development.

●     Example: The school canteen should also offer nutritious food options like fresh fruits and healthier snacks on their menu.

●      Conclusion: The canteen should implement a healthy eating policy to help the students lead a healthier lifestyle.

Final checklist!

Before you submit your final draft essay, here’s a final checklist you can use:

Make sure you are writing in the correct format.

Don't forget to count and write the total number of words.

Re-read your essay and ensure it’s free from any grammatical and spelling errors.

We’ve used all the steps and tips, and now it’s time to reveal the full sample essay. Check it out below!

The SPM Extended Writing (Continuous Writing) Essay Sample Answer

My School Canteen

A school canteen is the heart of the school and the place where students buy food during recess. Students should have access to a high-quality canteen in the school that provides healthy, quality food and improved facilities.

The school canteen should serve balanced meals to the students. It encourages students to eat a balanced diet to improve their memory. The canteen should offer nutritious food options like fresh fruits and snacks. The canteen should also start a healthy eating policy to help students lead a healthier lifestyle.

The school canteen needs comfortable seats and tables for students to have their break. The students should be able to easily find an available seat at the canteen. The seating should be enough for all students during recess time. It is also important to consider seat planning so it does not take up too much space.

Another way to improve the school canteen is by promoting the “No Plastic Bag” campaign to reduce excessive plastic usage. Students should be encouraged to bring their containers from home. This way, we can lessen plastic and food wastage significantly, and no food will go to waste.

All the above are suggestions to improve and upgrade our school canteen. Every student should have a good experience at the canteen that meets their needs.

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The SPM exam is a challenging time for Malaysian students. It’s an opportunity to showcase their knowledge and skills, but it can also be confusing as the requirements are constantly changing. For example, this year there is no essay marking scheme provided by the Ministry of Education or any other official source on how essays should be assessed. This blog post will guide how to write an engaging essay that is sure to impress your teacher and get you top marks.

What is SPM?

The Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), or the Malaysian Certificate of Education, is a national examination taken by all fifth-form secondary school students in Malaysia. It was created to test what they have been learning over their course of study and aspires them for higher education opportunities abroad.

Malaysians take the SPM exam that is set and examined by a Malaysian Examinations Syndicate. This Syndicate is also known as Lembaga Peperiksaan Malaysia. The education system in Malaysia can be completed after passing this test, which is equivalent to O-levels at the secondary school level. It’s compulsory for those seeking tertiary education before taking it; only then will they have an idea of what field of study suits them best. The age for completion of this public examination is 18 years old and students must pass it to be eligible for higher education.

The syndicate has made Bahasa Malaysia, English (Bahasa inggeris), Islamic studies, moral studies, history, and mathematical reading a compulsion for the students.

The Islamic studies subject is a compulsion for Muslim candidates. And moral studies are compulsory for non-Muslim candidates. The science coursework is common and compulsion to all students, but you can choose your elective subjects from these core courses below:

SPM Essay Format

SPM essay writing is divided into two parts, part A and part B

Part A- This section is where you’ll be writing an essay, a report, or a letter. You’re given 45 minutes to answer this and it’s compulsory for you as only one question will bring in 35 marks- so make sure not to skip over the questions! Your examiner may award 3/35 points for your format, 12/35 points on content, and 20 out of 35 if they think that your language (grammar) is good enough.

Part B – This is the section where you apply all your knowledge of writing skills. It’s also a place to study grammar rules and how they work. Take some time now before we dive in so that by taking this bird’s eye view of it, you’ll know what to expect from this portion of our coursework.

How to Write SPM Essay

Introductory paragraph:.

Body Paragraph:

Concluding Paragraph:

SPM Essay Writing Tips

Types of SPM Essays

The types of essays in SPM are:-

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SPM Essay Example for Malaysian Students

Schools and universities have turned to online classes during this pandemic. Your teacher asked about your experience with online classes.

In the wake of an infectious disease outbreak, Malaysia has had to change how its students are getting educated. The COVID-19 virus is spreading rapidly in schools and villages across Asia; as a result, many Malaysian children have been forced into remote learning for fear that they will come into contact with someone infected by this highly contagious pathogen. These changes force educators all over the world to switch from traditional teaching methods– instructing pupils face-to-face or via webcam–to online coursework where the distance between teacher and student is not just social but physical too. Some Malaysian kids accept these new conditions readily while others may be struggling with adapting because it’s difficult adjusting without close human interaction on a day today.

I reap the benefits of Online education, first of all, you will spend less than in traditional classrooms, you can easily communicate with your teacher, you will gain new technical skills, you can gain better self-motivation, and enjoy a broader perspective.

The demerits of Online learning are that it can cause social isolation, it also needs strong self-motivation and time management skills, lack of communication skills, preventing mischievous activity can be complicated, teacher-focused only on theoretical knowledge, not on practical, E-learning lack face to face communication.

With the unprecedented virus covid-19, safe to say that online learning is the best alternative we have now. In the future, I would opt for classroom learning it has various plus points that E-learning cannot replace.

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Hi, students! Welcome to here! Without any doubt, I believe you are here because you want to score an A in SPM English! From my experience, I would say, if you follow most of the tips provided below, in addition with a good grammar base and spelling, you will definitely have no problem in doing well on your English exam! Just do it and I believe you can make it successful!

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Paper 1 in Summary

First and foremost, it is your PAPER 1 which is more about grammar and spelling questions.  Do more exercise on your grammar and do more reading to expand your English vocabulary. That is the only piece of advice I can tell you as I would like to focus more on the PAPER 2 which takes more marks! For your information, the total marks for PAPER 1 is 40 marks and the total marks for PAPER 2 is 60 marks.

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SPM English Paper 2 - Section 1

Section 1 is about writing an e-mail which is only a short communicative message with only a limitation of 80 words . In this part, you have no choice but to do it by answering directly to the point and the suggested time is 20 minutes .

Here are some of the most important tips:

Example Question:

You received an email from your friend, Amanda who is planning a trip during the school holidays.

What are you doing during your school holidays? My family and I are planning a trip to Langkawi Island. You went there with your family last year, didn’t you? How was your trip? What did you do there? Are there any places we should go?

Do let me know.

This is an example question. In this question, it asks about how the trip is and some suggestions about the holidaymakers in Langkawi. Do take note that you are writing to Amanda.

Sample Answer:

To: [email protected]

Subject: A Trip to Langkawi Island.

We had so much fun there! It is suggested to take a cable car and go up to the Langkawi Sky Bridge where the view is breathtaking! Why don’t you go on an island hopping tour to Pulau Dayang Bunting? The island looks like a silhouette of a pregnant woman lying down and trying to swim in the freshwater lake there! You may visit Pulau Beras Basah and relax on the soft sandy beach! You’ll enjoy it!


SPM English Paper 2 - Section 2

Section 2 is about writing an article based on a given question.

You have been asked to write for your school magazine. Your article should inform the readers    about the usefulness of newspapers and the benefits people can get from reading the newspapers. You should also recommend that people make reading the newspapers a daily habit.

When writing the article, you should remember to:

HERE is some guidelines for the essay above:

Essay Guidelines


1 st POINT:

2 nd POINT:

3 rd POINT:

SPM English Paper 2 - Section 3

Section 3 is writing one of the questions from the given choices.

HERE is some tips when writing essays:

Long Essay Guidelines



SPM English Essay Popular Topics

There are some target topics for SPM English Writing 2021:

* For example: topics related that everything goes online in this pandemic situation and what is your opinion? E.g. online class, online business and events…

Here are some of the most important tips you should take note of in your SPM English PAPER 2 ! I hope it is useful and would be beneficial to all of you!

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Score in Your English SPM Paper with These Tips!

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Like all the countless years before, SPM starts with the language papers. Most people would have mixed feelings for these papers, especially English. Some might even say that the English paper is one of the hardest, if not the most challenging, in SPM! However, some people might breeze through the paper as if it’s nothing. This is because there is no concrete method to study English. How are you supposed to improve in a language that you speak every day? Well, here are some valuable tips that you might find convenient to help you with your English papers.

1. Don’t just read— understand what you’re reading. 

A big part of the English exam consists of comprehension. You cannot just read the passage in the question paper. You have to understand what you are reading to answer the questions correctly. Read the passage a few times over and over if you have to understand the passage's message. Take care not to take too long to read, or you won’t have enough time to write down your answers!

2. Be a grammar Nazi.  

To ace your English paper, you have to be very particular about your grammar. Even a minor spelling error or misuse of a word in your essays will cost you precious marks. So be sure to take proper care of your punctuation, sentence structure and overall flow of sentences when writing so that not only do they make sense, but they are grammatically correct as well.

3. Make the dictionary your best friend.  

We don’t actually mean you to take a dictionary and study it. However, instead of just reading the dictionary, it can be super helpful to learn new words and their meanings to make use of them while writing your essay. Learning new words and definitions could also help you during those problematic trick questions!

4. Practise writing.  

When it comes to writing, the only way to improve your writing is to practice. Only by doing lots and lots of practice will you gradually improve your writing skills. Try doing some past year essay questions and use your pen and paper to write a bunch of different essays. Compare your written answers with some of the given answers and see where you can improve based on your writing. If writing stories is your strong suit, try writing more factual essays and vice versa.

5. Be confident.  

Before entering the examination hall, all you can do is be confident. However, with the number of preparations you have made, you should be confident enough to score excellent marks and ace the exam!

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