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PT3 ESSAY - INFORMAL LETTER

Sample Question : Your brother spends too much time


on the Internet and has done badly in his PMR Trial
Examination.Your mother has asked you to write a letter
advising him how to divide his time wisely.

DON'Ts
Stay Up Late - Chat -Internet
Too Much - Time - Online games
DOs
Have A Timetable - Study - Surf Internet
Use Internet - Gain Knowledge
Whenwritingyourletter,
Youmayusethewordsandphrasesgivenabove.
Elaborateonyourwritingtomakeitmoreinteresting.
Youmayaddotherrelevantinformation.
Makesureitisnotlessthan120words.

Howtoanswerthisquestion

Usethe6W1Hmethod
Readthequestioncarefully
Usetheinformationgiveninthequestiontowriteyour
opening.
Useallthepointsgiven.
Don'tforgettoaddyourownpoint(s).
Writeatleast200250wordsastimepermits.
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[Simple Style Essay Sample]
322C,TamanDanauMaluri
53300KualaLumpur.
20August2013.
DearVince,
Howareyou?Ihopeyouarefine.Pleasesendmyregardsto
fatherandmother.Imissyoualldearly.Iheardthatyoudidnot
dowellinyourrecentPMRTrialExamination.Motherphoned
meafewdaysagoandtoldmeaboutit.Fatherandmotherare
really worried about you spending too much time on the
Internet. So,I amwriting this letter togive you some tips
onhowtodivideyourtimewisely.
First of all, young man,don't stay up late.Don'tburnyour
midnightoilchattingontheInternet.Gotobedearly.Ourbody
needsatleast8to10hoursofsleepeveryday.Enoughsleepwill

enable your mind to stay sharp and productive the next


day.Therefore, instead of sleeping around 1 to 2 a.m. in the
morning,callitanightaround10p.m.
Next,don'tspendtoomuchtimeplayingonlinegames.There
isnothingwronginplayingonlinegamesbutwhenitaffects
yourstudiesthenyoushouldputabraketoit.Myadviceisleave
allyouronlinegamingactivitiesuntilyouhavefinishedyour
PMRExamination. Focus on your studies first, you can
continueplayingonceyouhavefinishedyourexamination.
Draftoutastudytimetabletohelpyoumanageyourtime
wisely.Onthetimetableallocateonetotwohourstosurfthe
Internet.Now,remember,theInternetcontainsalotof useful
informationforeveryone.Itcanbeusedtogainknowledgeand
tosift throughfor informationusefulforyour PMR
Examination.
Finally,joinsomeoutdoorphysicalactivitiesratherthanjust
beingholedupinthehouseinfrontofyourcomputerthewhole
day.Gocyclingorwalkingaroundthepark.Playfootballor
badminton with your friends in the evenings. Physical
activitieshelpkeep your body and mind healthy. You need a
healthybodyandmindtodowellinyourPMRExamination.
IwishIcouldwritemorebutIhavetostopherefornow.I
have to prepare for mynext week's final term semester
examination. I hope you will take myadvice andmend your
ways.IwishyouallthebestinyourPMRExamination.Hugs
andkisses.

Yourlovingsister,
BerniceGabriel.
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(Thesampleessayaboveisroughlymorethan350wordsandI
haveused5idiomsintheessay)
Burn Your Midnight Oil doing something(working) for
verylonghours.
2.
Callitanighttoend(stop)whatoneisdoingatnight.
3.
Putabraketoittostopanactivity.
4.
Siftthroughtoremovesomethingfromsomething.
5.
Holeduphideandwait/juststayingputinaplace.
1.

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