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Section A: Directed Writing

[35 marks]
MODULE 1 : LESSON 1
You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on this section.
Question 1
There are a few matters in your school which could be
improved. The schools Prefects Board has had a meeting.
The prefects have decided to write a report for the principal.
As the secretary to the board, you have been asked to write
the report.
In your report, include the following:

The unsatisfactory service and high food


prices in the school canteen.
The urgent need to improve the cleanliness
of the school.
The request for a pedestrian or zebra
crossing in front of the school.

Do remember to:
Give your report a title
Use all the points given.
Provide two relevant details / example for
each of the four points.
Write in paragraph

SAMPLE ESSAY SPM 2004


Report Regarding Matters in school which could be Improved
(F1)
The Prefect Board of SMK Seri Cantik that there are a few
matters in our school which could be improved. We hope that
quick and efficient action will be taken by the school
authorithies.
One of the main problems is the unsatisfactory service
(C1) and high food (F2)
prices in the school canteen. (C2). The workers are rude
to students (1a) and the canteen is dirty. (1b). A plate of
noodles which previously cost RM, now costs RM3 (2a).
Poor students cannot afford to buy the food in the canteen
(2b), they have to pack food from home.
Another problem is the urgent need to improve the
school cleanliness of the school (C3). Food wrappers and
plastic bags are strewn all around (3a).
The stench from toilets are nauseating (3b).
Lastly, a pedestrian or a zebra crossing is badly
needed (C4) by the students who go to school on foot. It is
important to avoid accidents (4a) and to ensure the
students safety (4b).
In conclusion, I would like to request that these matters
mentioned above be dealt efficiently in order to improve the
school.
Prepared by: Wardina (F3)

WORKSHEET 1
Question 1
You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on this section.
You are a member of the Cooperative Shop of your school.
You feel dissatisfied with the quality of service rendered by
the shop. As one of the shareholders, you would like to write a
report to the principal on the issues which you feel should be
addressed immediately. Below are the issues you would like
to raise and suggestions on how to deal with them.
Issues:
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sells sweets and junk food


unhealthy
prices - too expensive
items - past expiry dates
not enough assistants
poor service
poor quality items

Suggestions:
o
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more quality items


reasonable prices
return expired goods
get help from committee
members
retrain assistants
more friendly

When writing your report, you should remember to:

address it to your principal


use the correct report format
write in paragraphs
include all the points given and elaborate on them.

WORKSHEET 2
A. Write the content points in blank space to form
complete sentence, number the sentences and rewrite
them in your book / worksheet.
__________________________________
I feel dissatisfied with the quality of service rendered by
the shop. As one of the shareholders, I would like to draw
your attention on the issues which I feel should be addressed
immediately There are several issues arise.
Another issue is the assistants give ________________
____________ .They are rude and like to shout to students.
The first issue is the Cooperative Shop ______________
_____________ which are __________ for students who
need a lot of vitamins to grow up.
The shop also sells __________________________.
Many of the items bought are easily damaged or broken.
Students cannot eat the food they buy because the
______________ sold are ________________________.
They are afraid they may get food poisoning if they eat the
food.
There are _______________________ to handle
everything in the shop. There is only one assistant to attend
to students during recess. Thus, students have to wait in a
long queue to buy things they need. Sometimes, it takes more
than twenty minutes.
Besides, the ______________________ of items are
____________________________. A bun costs RM1 each.
Poor students could not afford to buy the items there.

These are some suggestions to improve the issues.


For the prices, the items should be sold at
______________________ so that poor students are able to
buy them.
The shop operator should _______________________
the _______________________ _____ so that students will
get better service as customers.
Recess is the time for students to buy things, therefore,
the shop should __________________________________
to give faster service to students.
The owner should check the expiry dates of all items
especially food and ________________________________
to the supplier. As sweets and junk food are unhealthy for
students, the shop should sell _______________________
which are good for students health.
In conclusion, I would like to request that these matters
mentioned above be dealt efficiently in order to improve the
cooperative shop.
______________________
_______________

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