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Form 3 (PT3

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Section E- Part 2: Longer writing task
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.
Include all the points given.


DON'Ts
 Stay Up Late - Chat -Internet
 Too Much - Time - Online games
DOs
 Have A Timetable - Study - Surf Internet
 Use Internet - Gain Knowledge

When writing your letter,
You may use the words and phrases given above.
Elaborate on your writing to make it more interesting.
You may add other relevant information.

SAMPLE ANSWER
322C,Taman Danau Maluri
53300 Kuala Lumpur.

20 August 2013.

Dear Vince,
How are you? I hope you are fine. Please send my regards to father and mother. I miss you all
dearly. I heard that you did not do well in your recent PMR Trial Examination. Mother phoned me a
few days ago and told me about it. Father and mother are really worried about you spending too
much time on the Internet. So, I am writing this letter to give you some tips on how to divide your
time wisely.
First of all, young man, don't stay up late.Don't burn your midnight oil chatting on the Internet. Go
to bed early. Our body needs at least 8 to 10 hours of sleep everyday.Enough sleep will enable your
mind to stay sharp and productive the next day.Therefore, instead of sleeping around 1 to 2 a.m. in
the morning, call it a night around 10 p.m.
Next, don't spend too much time playing online games. There is nothing wrong in playing online
games but when it affects your studies then you should put a brake to it.My advice is leave all your
online gaming activities until you have finished your PMR Examination. Focus on your studies first,
you can continue playing once you have finished your examination.
Draft out a study timetable to help you manage your time wisely. On the timetable allocate one to
two hours to surf the Internet. Now, remember, the Internet contains a lot of useful information for
everyone. It can be used to gain knowledge and to sift through for information useful for your PMR
Examination.
Finally, join some outdoor physical activities rather than just being holed up in the house in front of
your computer the whole day. Go cycling or walking around the park. Play football or badminton
with your friends in the evenings. Physical activities help keep your body and mind healthy. You need
a healthy body and mind to do well in your PMR Examination.
I wish I could write more but I have to stop here for now. I have to prepare for my next week's final
term semester examination. I hope you will take my advice and mend your ways. I wish you all the
best in your PMR Examination. Hugs and kisses.

Your loving sister,
Bernice Gabriel.
FORM 5
CONTINUOUS WRITING
QUESTION 1
Your younger brother has just enrolled into a residential school (sekolah berasrama penuh). He is
facing some problems. Write a letter to your brother, giving him some advice on how he can
overcome some of his problems. Use the points given below in your letter.
 organise your time
 choose friends carefully - have an open mind
 concentrate on studies
 make use of the facilities available
 follow school rules



________________,
________________,
________________.


16 January 2011

Dearest ______________,
I hope you [1- is, are, was, were] as fit as a fiddle and not too homesick. All of us are fine back
home although we [2- miss, misses, missed, are missing] having you around. I especially miss you as
I no longer have anyone to [3- play, plays, played, playing] badminton with.

In your last letter, you [4- tell, tells, told, are telling] me that you’re having some difficulties in your
new school. As you may already know, life in residential school [5- is, are, was, were] very different
from home. It is more difficult and you may [6- face, faces, faced, facing] many problems. [7- In
addition, Since, However, Next], don’t fret too much because all these problems can be overcome.

First, make sure that you organise your time [8- foolishly, slowly, wisely, quickly] because time is
gold. Divide your time for doing homework, studying, [9- wash, washes, washed, washing]clothes
and so on. I suggest that you have [10- a, an, the] timetable. So, you may find [11- it, its, it’s] easier
to finish all that you have to do and still have some free time for yourself.

Next, please do be careful [12- on, in, at, of] your choice of friends. There [13- is, are, was,
were] bound to be some bad hats around. So, make sure that you’re not [14- influence, influences,
influenced, influencing] by the wrong set of friends. Stay away from any unhealthy [15- activity,
activities] such as smoking or drug abuse. These [16- habit, habits] will only lead to disaster and
jeopardize your studies. You will [17- meet, meets, met, meeting]friends from various cultures and
backgrounds. So, please keep [18- a, an, the] open mind. Don’t [19- belittle, belittles,
belittled] anyone else’s beliefs or traditions. At the same time, don’t forget all that you have [20-
learn, learns, learnt, learning] at home.

The main reason you were sent there [21- is, are, was, were]to help you get better results and
hopefully a scholarship. [22- However, Besides, Therefore, In addition], concentrate on your studies
and do well in your examinations. This is your best chance to[23- achieve, achieves, achieved,
achieving] your ambitions. Don’t be shy to consult your teachers if you [24- has, have, had, are
having] any problems with any subjects. You’re advisable to study in group so that it will be much
easier to have discussions.

SM Sains Muzaffar Syah is distinguished for [25- it, its, it’s]state-of-the-art facilities. For that reason,
make full use of them. Study in the library whenever you can because [26- it, its, it’s]comfortable
and more conducive. There [27- is, are, was, were] many reference books you can look at. Your
school is also [27- equip, equips, equipped, equipping] with the latest computers. So, you can[28-
use, uses, used, using] the internet conveniently not only to carry out school tasks or projects but
also to [29- gain, gains, gained, gaining] as much knowledge as possible. Besides, play games now
and then. I know your school [30- has, have, had, is having]tennis and badminton courts. Perhaps
you should [31- take up, takes up, took up, taking up] one of these games. [32- Play, Plays, Played,
Playing] games is not only a form of exercise but it is also a way for you to relax. Plus, a healthy
body [33- create, creates, created, is creating] a healthy mind.

Last but not least, you should [34- follow, follows, followed, following] the school rules. Never
break any rules. The rules may [35- seem, seems, seemed, seeming] tiresome but they instill self-
discipline and are good for character building. If you [36- break, breaks, broke, are breaking] the
school rules, you may be suspended or expelled. We would be [37- disappoint, disappoints,
disappointed, disappointing] if such a thing were to happen.

I hope my advice will [38- help, helps, helped, helping] you to solve your problems. Please write
whenever you [39- has, have, had, are having] time. We are all anxious about you and eagerly wait
for[40- your, yours, you’re] letter. I will pen off here. Take care and goodbye!

Your loving brother,
_______________


Answer


5, Jalan Parameswara,
77000 Jasin,
Melaka.

31 January 2011

Dearest Amirul,

I hope you 1) are as fit as a fiddle and not too homesick. All of us are fine back home although we 2)
miss having you around. I especially miss you as I no longer have anyone to 3) play badminton with.

In your last letter, you 4) told me that you’re having some difficulties in your new school. As you may
already know, life in residential school 5) is very different from home. It is more difficult and you
may 6) face many problems. 7) However, don’t fret too much because all these problems can be
overcome.

First, make sure that you organise your time 8) wisely because time is gold. Divide your time for
doing homework, studying, 9) washing clothes and so on. I suggest that you have 10) a timetable.
So, you may find 11) it easier to finish all that you have to do and still have some free time for
yourself.

Next, please do be careful 12) in your choice of friends. There 13) are bound to be some bad hats
around. So, make sure that you’re not 14) influenced by the wrong set of friends. Stay away from
any unhealthy 15) activities such as smoking or drug abuse. These 16) habits will only lead to
disaster and jeopardize your studies. You will 17) meet friends from various cultures and
backgrounds. So, please keep 18) an open mind. Don’t 19) belittle anyone else’s beliefs or traditions.
At the same time, don’t forget all that you have 20) learnt at home.

The main reason you were sent there 21) is to help you get better results and hopefully a
scholarship. 22) Therefore, concentrate on your studies and do well in your examinations. This is
your best chance to 23) achieve your ambitions. Don’t be shy to consult your teachers if you 24)
have any problems with any subjects. You’re advisable to study in group so that it will be much
easier to have discussions.

SM Sains Muzaffar Syah is distinguished for 25) its state-of-the-art facilities. For that reason, make
full use of them. Study in the library whenever you can because 26) it’s comfortable and more
conducive. There 27) are many reference books you can look at. Your school is also 27)
equipped with the latest computers. So, you can 28) use the internet conveniently not only to carry
out school tasks or projects but also to 29) gain as much knowledge as possible. Besides, play games
now and then. I know your school 30) has tennis and badminton courts. Perhaps you should 31) take
up one of these games. 32) Playing games is not only a form of exercise but it is also a way for you to
relax. Plus, a healthy body 33) creates a healthy mind.

Last but not least, you should 34) follow the school rules. Never break any rules. The rules may 35)
seem tiresome but they instill self-discipline and are good for character building. If you 36) break the
school rules, you may be suspended or expelled. We would be 37) disappointed if such a thing were
to happen.

I hope my advice will 38) help you to solve your problems. Please write whenever you 39) have time.
We are all anxious about you and eagerly wait for 40) your letter. I will pen off here. Take care and
goodbye!

Your loving brother,
Lutfi

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