Question 2

Your school celebrated Teacher‟s Day last week. Write a letter to a friend to describe this
special occasion.
Use these notes in your letter:
 Assembly at 7.30 am
 Speech by principal – gave advice to students
 Aim of celebration – show appreciation to teachers
 Speech by head prefect
 Activities carried out – games –class parties – concert

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

BEFORE WRITING, always remind your students to ask a few WH-questions to help them
get relevant details for points given.
No Statement / Points given WH Question
1 Assembly at 7.30 a.m.

* Where did the assembly take place?
* Who attended the assembly?
* Was anybody invited? Who?
2 Speech by principal – gave advice
to students

* What was the main message of the
* What advice did the principal give?
3 Aim of celebration – show
appreciation to teachers
* Why do students have to study hard
and develop good qualities?
4 Speech by head prefect * What was the content of the message?

Activities carried out – games –
class parties - concert

* What games were played?
* What did the winners get?
* What was the food prepared?
* What did you have in the concert? Singing?

Points to be used in your answer:-
P1 Assembly at 7.30 a.m.
P2 Speech by principal
P3 Gave advice to students
P4 Aim of celebration - Show appreciation to teachers
P5 Speech by head prefect
P6 Activities carried out - games
P7 Class parties
P8 Concert

123,Jalan Ibrahim,
08000 Sg. Petani,
22 May 2011.

Dear Indra,
How are you? I hope you are fine. My family and I are doing
just fine.
My school celebrated Teacher‟s Day last week. The school
was a hive of activities and everyone let their hair down. Activities
on that day started at 7.30 a.m. First, we had an assembly in the
school hall. The principal and all the teachers were seated on a
colourful and nicely-decorated stage. Mind you, it was a grand
The school principal delivered a speech. He reminded
students to study hard and develop good qualities. He reasoned
that the best way for us to show our appreciation to our teachers
for their hard work was to be good students. At the end of his
speech, we gave a big round of applause.
Then, representing the students of the school, the Head
Prefect, Kamarulzaman bin Mahmud gave a beautiful speech. He
thanked the teachers for their dedication, compassion and selfless
attention. He also recited a poem entitled “KASIH GURU”. This was
followed by some outdoor games. That was the most exciting event
of the day. Teachers and students played various interesting games
like sack race, football, throwing balloons and other relay games. I
The students won most of the games.
Then it was party time. We served our teachers with a wide
spread of food and delicacies that we had brought from home such
as fried noodles, cakes and sandwiches. Everyone ate to their
hearts‟ content. We also sang, danced and played indoor games. I
enjoyed playing „Musical Chairs‟.
The final event was a concert. Popular songs were
rendered by some students and traditional dances were performed
by the Cultural Club. All I could say is, it was a magnificent
performance by everyone. By then, we were all tired but happy
because we had had a whale of a time that day.
How about the Teacher‟s Day celebration in your school? Do
tell me about it in your next letter. Take care and bye.
Your friend;








Simple closing

Teachers' Day

One day every year, we celebrate Teachers' Day in honour of the teachers who spend so
much time teaching us so many things.
This year, Teachers' Day began with a school assembly in the hall where the headmaster
delivered a speech. After that we adjourned to our classes, not to have lessons, but to enjoy
My classmates gave a small party for the teachers who taught us. Each of us contributed a
small sum of money to buy cakes, drinks and other titbits. On that day we arranged the chairs
and desks so that they surrounded an empty space in the middle of the classroom.
So began a round of eating, drinking and playing games with the teachers. Most of the
teachers were very sporting and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was so different from
having lessons.
The other classes gave parties too. So the teachers had to move from class to class and
participate in the fun. I would think that this was quite tiring on the part of the teachers but
they managed it. After all it was their day to enjoy and have fun.
One class even gave a short play for their teachers. I did not get to watch it as I was busy
tidying up the classroom after the party.
All in all it was a great day. The whole school was immersed in an atmosphere of gaiety. So
when the school bell rang for dismissal I felt a little sad that it should end, but end it must.
The day was over and we went home tired but happy.

adjourn to somewhere

to finish doing something and go somewhere, usually for a
drink and some food


a small piece of interesting information, or a small item of
pleasant-tasting food

immerse to become completely involved in something