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Even though Globalization affects the worlds economics in a very positive way,

its negative sides should not be forgotten. Discuss.

Everything has two sides in the world, and so has the process of
globalization. The effects of globalization on the world economy are diverse.

We must acknowledge that the negative effects are from a different kind
than the positive ones.Therefore the negative sides, like low wages in less
developed countries are important to consider.

If we take the Eurozone for example, the economic changes caused by the
gloablization process are huge. Many companies have transferred their factories
into cheaper production areas to compete in the world markets. The results are
rising unemployment rates in the old industrial countries.

In regard to the other countries on the world market, such as China, this job
transfer is a big opportunity. But no one can deny that the consequences for the
less developed countries where economy flourished, based on availability of
cheap employees are highly important: globalization based on this facts brings
environmental problems.

Nevertheless, there are also positive effects to globalization. In general it is

remarkable that there is a new tendency in Thinking Global. For instance,
people are willing to learn more languages and get educated about other
cultures. Countries formally known as undeveloped, such as India, are getting
chances to be the leader in a certain field.

All in all it can be said that the effects of globalization are enormous. The
understanding of economic processes has changed completely. It is important to
think in bigger terms, not just about the persons own. The positive things that
this globalization process have brought must compensate us for the negative
sides. The overall aim should be a world in balance, but this has yet to come.

This essay needs work. There are too many paragraphs, all you need is 4
5 well-structured paragraphs, not 7 poorly structured ones. On the
bright side, the task is covered and there are enough words (275),
which is good. The paragraphs are logically connected and the linking
words are used effectively. Overall, this looks like a Band 6 essay.
Prison is not a cure for crime. To reduce crime in the long-term, courts should
significantly reduce prison sentences and focus on education and community work to
help criminals not to re-offend.To what extent do you agree or disagree with the

Note: The general subject of the question is the best way to reduce crime. It has been given
that long prison sentences should be maintained or to reduce it and emphasis on education
and community work. Comment on both views. This is a short example. You should write at
least 350 words. 4 body paragraphs.

There are many different opinions on the best way to reduce crime. The
traditional solution is to be hard on criminals and put them in prison for a very long time. An
opposing point of view is expressed by people with more modern ideas. They think that
education and community work are the long -term solutions to cutting crime. So, who is right -
the traditionalist or the modernist?

People in favour of reducing prison sentences often argue that prisons

should not simply be places of punishment. In traditional prisons, people learn a lot about
crime, so when they leave prison, they will commit more crimes. Education, however, gives
people the skills to get a job when they leave prison, which means that they will probably not
re-offend. Part-time work experience in the community is also very helpful as it is a step back
into everyday life in society. People can be in prison, but they can also feel they are doing
useful work.

On the other hand, some people argue that long prison sentences are
right because the punishment should fit the crime. If, for example, someone commits a
serious crime such as bank robbery, they should go to prison for a long time. They also
believe that reducing prison sentences significantly reduces people's fear of prison and
consequently, people will commit more crimes. People will not be frightened of going to a
prison which is like a university with learning and work experience opportunity.

In conclusion, it is agreeable that education and community work can

have an important role in helping reduce crime, but there should also be strict controls on the
type of community work prisoners can do. It is important to understand that some people are
a real danger to society and need to stay in prison for a very long time.
The world today is turning more to electronic communications such as the e-mail, Facebook and Short
Message System (SMS). What is your opinion of this growing trend?


The student introduces technology as a whole, looking at its history, from how it has grown from a simple form
of communication through letters to todays extensive choice of communication through electronic gadgets. This
is a great way to start your introduction. Based on the question, explain what the issue is and give a brief
background of its past and present. State your opinion as to why such situation arises.

First and foremost, the world today is turning more to electronic communications like e-mail,
Facebook and Short Message System (SMS) and other electronic communications is
because they will prevent people from wasting their time and money. How do these work? As
we all know, sending a letter to someone will take a lot of processes and will eventually take
a long time and waste a lot of money. On the contrary, electronic communications entail only
the tip of our fingers so as an electronic device to work with. Then, what is left for us to do is
just, typing! Has that not taken a much lesser time and money? For instance, an e-mail only
requires us to turn on our laptops, open our accounts on the website and then, you can start
write your letter and send them through e-mails. In short, with the very unstable economy
nowadays, having these kinds of communications will ease everyones burden especially on
their daily expenses and also their valuable time will not be wasted.


State, Explain and then Illustrate. Remember SEI. First, state the topic thats been mentioned. In this case, its
the rise of electronic communications. Then explain. Explain what electronic communications entail. Next,
illustrate. This means give examples based on your explanation. The student illustrates by giving a scenario of
the use of emails.

Secondly, the growing trend of electronic communications is making it possible for a

borderless communication which is vital these days. Why is it vital? A lot of things require
borderless communication; in education field, businesses and even daily activities, especially
when foreigners involved. For example, when trading with foreigners, in order to
communicate with each other, they need Skype or Yahoo Messenger as mediums to interact
and be able to do the trade at a faster rate as compared to by using snail mails or regular
letters. Skype is the perfect example of an electronic communication which will cut the
boundary that has separated each country and make communication between two different
countries from around the world possible. In conclusion, it is crucial to have these electronic
communications in todays age of globalization as they make it easier for people around the
world to connect with each other.


Structure your subsequent paragraphs like the first one. Add a new point in the second paragraph and repeat
the SEI format. Its important to have a mind map of your points before you start writing.

Last but not least, the dominance of these electronic communications is people could gain
prominent information more efficiently than before. As there are lesser borders between
countries, the efficiency of getting much more relevant and prominent information is higher.
People will have the ability to provide and gain information effectively through Facebook or
Twitter accounts. For example, international artists who have planned to do a world concert
can inform their fans about it through their Facebook account. Likewise, the fans also can ask
just about anything to their favourite artists regarding the concert. Hence, this explains why
people make these electronic communications as a huge trend these days and in order to
keep the trend ongoing, each person has the responsibility to adapt with the technology itself.

In a nutshell, the growing trend of using electronic communications is inevitably vital in

peoples lives as it gives out a lot of benefits as stated in above paragraphs. So, to avoid
ourselves from not getting the chance of keeping up with the changing trends, we have to try
our best to adapt ourselves with the rapid changes. I believe that the electronic
communication trend is a trend which is very important to be followed as the world is getting
more advanced day to day.

To indicate that your essay is coming to an end, use words like in conclusion, in a nutshell, in short or to wrap
up. Summarise your opinion based on all your previous paragraphs and emphasise your point through words
like I believe.

Haze: A Danger to Health

The haze is a constant phenomenon faced by Malaysia and her

neighbouring countries. The haze is basically pollution of atmosphere, which is
clogged with pollutants and other substances from forest fires.

The haze is a direct effect of forest fire in Kalimantan and other parts of
Indonesia due to slash and burn method of farming. The Indonesian authorities
appear to have no power to control farmers from practising such methods. The
haze is further worsened by open burning practised by most Malaysians. Open-
field burning of rice straw by the rice planters and open burning of dried leaves
and garbage done by the public are a few examples that done by Malaysian.
Many are ignorant of the health effects of open burning.

During the haze, hospitals and clinic often report a dramatic increase in
respiratory problems, lung infections and asthma attack. The Air Pollution Index
(API) usually indicates the hazardous and dangerous levels of pollution during this
period. The haze has long-term side effects. Prolonged inhalation of polluted air
will result in serious lung infection which particularly affects the elderly.

The government must play its role to reduce the haze treat. It has to
cooperate with the Indonesian authorities to stamp out forest fires. The culprits
must be brought to justice, either through healthy fine or prison sentence.
Constant vigilance would ensure the perpetrators do not repeat their offence.

The government should also raise the public awareness of the dangers of
forest fire. Continuous campaign of the cause, solutions and steps-need-to-be-
taken to reduce the haze need to be promoted through all types of social media
like television, radio, newspaper and even via internet. The authorities should
also provide assistance to farmers and introduce more sophisticated forest
clearing methods.

In Malaysia, strict laws must be imposed to penalise those who practise

open burning. On-going campaigns on the dangers of open burning should be
intensified. Individuals too have a role to play. They must participate in every
campaign and stop burning. Students can advise their parents not to practice
open burning.

Every individual has to remember that we do not own the world, but
instead we lent it from our future generations. We must protect our world so that
our grandchildren woulh have a healthy earth to live.

People commit crime for selfish reasons. Discuss

It is normal for people to describe the world now as a dog eat dog world where we
sometimes need to literally hurt or harm another just for our own survival or good. Hence, it is
not surprising for us to see an increase in crime and lawlessness in our society as we see
people harden themselves to commit bad deeds against their fellow humans. Thus it is not
wrong to say that most people commit crimes for selfish reasons as most crimes are caused
by selfish desires like greed, lust, anger or jealousy.

Many people commit crime for their desire for money. Everyday, we read reports of
increase in the number of cases of snatch theft, armed robbery and burglary, embezzlement
of funds, and cheating. These criminals selfishly think of their own needs and wants, and in
order to get easy money without working hard to earn their own money, they selfishly force or
coerce and trick others to part with their hard-earned money and possession. They dont
care if other people or families are affected or do not have enough, they just focus on
themselves, what they want to do with the money they have taken by force. Sometimes,
because of their love of money, they might just kill their uncooperative victims.
In addition, many people commit heinous crimes out of lust. They just want to satisfy
their sexual desires and as a result they might force another unwilling party to engage in
sexual acts. It hurts our heart when we read of rape cases that happen, especially when they
involve young children or even mentally handicapped victims. These victims whole lives are
destroyed, and they are traumatized for a long time, but these rapists have no regard for all
that. They were too selfish to think about other people except themselves.

Lastly people also commit many other crimes for selfish reasons like anger or
jealousy. We read reports of how people commit murder during fights or commit road rage or
kill someone just to silent those who know their secret or have something that they covet for.
Some even kill their lovers who have a change of heart. These murderers are very selfish
because they deny someone else the chance to live just for their own interest, survival or
anger. They dont think of the hurt and harm they cause to those who might lose their loved
ones because of their actions.

Thus, the main driving force behind crimes is indeed selfishness. Although we are
imperfect and would definitely seek our own interest, we must not deaden our conscience. If
we are so self centered until we are willing to sacrifice others for our own good, we will reap
the consequences one day.

Youngsters nowadays spend too much time on the computer chatting

with their friends.

In my point of view, I absolutely agree with the statement. Averagely,

youngsters these days always fill their leisure in front of the computer. However,
this seems not to be during their leisure time only, but mostly of their time they
spend to chat with their friends. The matters are, how one could be tenaciously
keeps their point just to chat with his or her friends? Moreover, what actually are
the effects would be on them?
The most probable reason why the teenagers spend too much of their time
chatting with their friends on the computer is nonetheless they lack of love and
attention from their parents. Most of the parents today are busy with their works
rarely spend their time on their own. Usually, they will enjoy and have fun with
their friends through computer chatting. Furthermore, it is the easiest way to
keep them in touch. However, it seems that they take too much time chatting
until they tend to neglect their study, their homework and many more. Thus, it
will propel the youngsters to become irresponsible on the tasks or works that they
need to accomplish at the first place.

Besides, living in such a hectic world that is showered with modern tech,
teenagers are prompted to enjoy the achievements of the high-tech. One of it is
through the computer chatting. Yes, it is undoubtedly that it is the easiest and
simplest way for communication. All you have to do is just sit in front of the
computer and start typing anything you want to talk about. That is easy, right?
Consequently, youngsters will take too much time to enjoy the chatting with their
friends. As the result, there will be lack of communication among family
members. Besides, they also rarely mix up with other people out there. For worst,
they will ignore the importance of living in one society.

Since the youngsters spend too much time on the computer chatting, so
this dilemma can be solved through co-operation and understanding between
parents and their children. Parents should wisely divide their time and try to
spend with their children. Parents can bring their children for vacation and share
fun time together. Apart from that, parents also need to educate their children on
how to mingle with the modern technology. On the other hand, youngsters should
understand and know their responsibility as a child and also a student. Youngsters
should spend time with their friends in other ways. For example, they can enjoy
playing any outdoor games together. They also can discuss their homework
together. Therefore, they will spend their time on computer chatting less. So,
parents and children should play their own roles in order to overcome this

As a conclusion, we all know that there are bad effects for youngsters who
spend too much time on computer chatting. Fortunately, there are also solutions
to solve these problems. So, try to think and act wisely thus happiness can be
achieved in life. As the saying said, time is gold, right? Therefore, appreciate the
time we have by doing something beneficial so that we can stand survive in this
challenging world.

The Importance of Studying English

It is a big concerned for teenagers nowadays as they are unaware of the
importance of English language as they tend to ignore to learn the language.
Students attitude towards the language is also crucial to make sure that these
teenagers can face the future world better by learning English language as it is an
international language.

Although the government has repeatedly told us of the importance of

English, many students are still not bothered about studying it seriously. There is
also a campaign that still on to make all the Malaysian becomes a better English
learner, which is Enhance Proficiency in Bahasa Malaysia, Strengthen the
English. English is the most important and the most useful language in the world
today. There are many reasons why you should study the language properly.

First and foremost, English will definitely help you a lot when you want to
further studies. Almost all books at university are written in English in all subjects.
Plus, it is a compulsory for any candidate to pass English with credit before
entering any universities. So, if you are poor in English, you will blow you chance
for better education or worse, you are going to have a big problem studying at

The second reason why you have to study English well is that it will help
you to get a job. When you go for a job interview, the interviewer will surely talk
to you in English. The first impression you should give in order to success and
have the job is, to respond in English fluently. Your chances of getting the job are
very slim if you stutter while interviewing.

A good command in of English will also help you greatly in your job. If the
company you work is actively involved in international trade, you have to speak
to prospective customers in English. Miscommunication might occur if your
English is bad. And this will put your company at risk and you will likely be
dismissed if this happen.

Good English will also help you a lot when you travel. Every country in the
world studies English. Even the roadside stall-holders in China speak fairly good
English! At least some of the people you meet on your travels in other countries
can understand English. The language is certainly practical when you are lost in
your trip. Communication problem will not happen if you can converse well in
English. Inevitably, English is one of the languages used in any airport in the
world in making announcement. Knowing English well, therefore, make travelling
overseas easier.

Besides all these, entertainment is one of the major advantages you will
experience if you good in English. You will enjoy televisions best programmes. We
must admit that many of the best programmes are produced by the Americans
and British companies. High self confidence influenced by the programmes will
indirect inculcate in yourself when you are fluent in the language. Quality time is
worthily spent if you understand and enjoy the programmes.
Based from all the above elaboration, I hope that students will see the
importance and realise how importance the language is for their own future.
Although it is a second language in our country, it is now a main language all over
the world.

Cell phones - One of Our Greatest Technologies Misused

Cell phones have lost their meaning over the years. These small devices
were once developed to get in contact with someone else in case of emergencies,
and now talking on the phone while driving has turned out to be a way of life for
millions of American drivers. More than 85 percent of the 100 million cell-phone
subscribers frequently talk on the phone during driving.(
Talking on the cell phone while driving should be illegal, because of the dangers
they cause. Driving while using the cell phone is one of the major problems here
in the US. Cell phones should not be used while driving. This matter is too
dangerous to let it go unnoticed.

According to the essay, Yes, Prohibit Their Use, which appeared on the
congressional quarterlys web site on March 16, 2001, the Harvard Center for risk
analysis printed a study in 1999. They appointed a crash risk factor to using cell
phones. In the summer of 2000 it came out to 450 to 1,000 fatalities each year.
The NHTSH says that for every fatality, there are 666 property-damage and
injury-producing crashes. There are about 300,000 and 650,000 different crashes
due to cell phones! This same essay states that Japan is one of the 14 countries
banning the use of handheld cell phones while driving. The accidents caused by
the use of cell phones dropped by 75 percent the next month, proving cell phones
are not necessary parts of the driving nature.

There are major dangers connected with driving and cell phone use. Drivers
have to take their eyes off the road while dialing. Also, drivers can get so deep
into their conversations that their ability to concentrate may be dangerously
limited. This jeopardizes the safety of the people inside the vehicle, and the
pedestrians outside. In order to drive safely, the driver should be able to put
100% of his or her focus on the road. Cell phones are simply a huge distraction
while driving.

It is understandable that there are some cases where the use of a cell
phone is needed. In these cases, I agree with the author of Yes, Prohibit Their Use,
the driver should pull-over somewhere safe to use the phone. If someone receives
an incoming call, he should wait until the car has come to a complete stop. Then
he should proceed to use the phone. If he feels that the emergency is urgent
enough to take action right away, then the person should use the hands free
headset. Only in emergencies should cell phones be used.

Some people argue that there are other distractions other than cell phones.
While using a cell phone when driving may not be the most unsafe distraction,
studies prove that it is the most common cause of car crash accident, and
common cause of death here in the US.

The use of cell phones while driving should be banned in Philadelphia,

because many people die due to distraction of cell phones. Cell phone distraction
causes 2,600 deaths and 330,000 injuries in the United States every year.
( Another reason to not use the cell phone
while driving is devastating the many lives of the victims and their families in the
case of an accident.When driving, cell phones should not be allowed. Help the
statistics decrease not increase.


Pollution is an issue of concern in the modern world that we live in today.

There are many types of pollution, namely air, water and noise. Pollution in our
environment will undoubtedly affect our quality of life. Our naturally beautiful
world becoming ugly because it is suffering from the effects of environmental
pollution. Pollution can also cause various health problems and other negative

Air pollution is caused by the emission of toxic gases from vehicles,

factories and open burning. Nowadays, there are more and more vehicles on the
road as society gets more affluent. More and more people strive to have a better
quality of life by having the convenience of driving to their destinations instead of
taking public transportation. Automobiles provides transport to millions people
around the world to enable them to travel to their workplace, school and other
places, therefore, the air around us is getting more polluted by the carbon dioxide
that is emitted. Carbon monoxide is another type of gas which harmful to the
environment as it can cause the reduction of oxygen in the bloodstream.Another
example of contributor to the air pollution is the manufacturing factories. The
manufacturing of products in factories to meet the growing demand of society is
also causing air pollution. Factories release toxic gases to the environment. Some
factories also use coal to generate heat and energy. As a result from the burning
of coal, carbon dioxide is released into the environment. Besides factories, many
people are still practising open burning as a way of disposing their household
wastes. Although burning our household wastes is a convenient way of getting rid
of our rubbish, it is harmful to the environment as it contributes to the worsening
of the air quality. As a result, air pollution causes people to suffer from health
problems such as chest pain and asthma. In extreme cases, people can contract
lung cancer.

Water pollution is also a problem that we are currently facing. The marine
life is the first to suffer from water pollution as they depend on the nutrients in
the water to survive. As a result, we are robbed of beautiful sea corals and unique
species of fishes. Besides ruining our marine heritage, the disappearance of
marine life will affect the livelihood of fishermen, not to mention our source of
food. Water pollution is caused by harmful waster from industries, farms and
sewerage systems which are dumped into our sources of water such as rivers and
lakes. This irresponsible act contaminates our drinking water and can cause
serious health problems and can even culminate in death.

Noise pollution is another form of pollution. Noise from heavy machinery

and vehicles can cause hearing problems and in extreme cases, deafness. As
there is growing number of vehicles on the road, we are exposed to noise
pollution every day. The government in advanced countries encourage their
citizens to take the public buses and trains by providing an affordable and
efficient transportation system. This effort discourages people from driving their
private vehicles and consequently reduces the number of vehicles on the road.

We must work together to reduce pollution so that the future generations

can live in a healthy, unpolluted environment. As the saying goes, precaution is
better than cure. Lets hands on hands together by recycle and conserve the world
for the better future.

Social Networking Website

A large number of internet users have joined social networking websites. A

social network service is an online service, platform, or site that focuses on
building and reflecting of social networks or social relations among people. For
example is for those who wants to share interests and, or activities. A social
network service essentially consists of a representation of each user which known
often as a profile, his or her social links, and a variety of additional services.

Most social network services are web based and provide means for users to
interact over the internet, such as e-mail and instant messaging. Online
community services are sometimes considered as a social network service. In a
broader sense, social network service usually means an individual-centered
service whereas online community services are group-centered. Social
networking sites allow users to share ideas, activities, events, and interests within
their individual networks. In the last five years, they have been growing up more
and more popular. This increase in their popularity has led to a large number of
members.One of the many reasons why Yahoo!, MySpace and Facebook social
networking websites have increased in popularity is due to the fact that they
cover a wide variety of different topics, issues and interest. They do not just focus
on one particular group of individuals or one particular issue. Their policy is to
invite as many types of internet users to join as possible. By this, it gives
members a wide selection of online friends to choose from.

If you are looking to join a social networking website that is more focused
on creating friendships or partnerships between internet users preferable with the
same interests, then you will want to focus on social networking websites. They
have a particular focus. The prevalent websites focus on important issues, topics
and hobbies, such as pet owners, religion travel and others. So before you join,
think of an issue you are interested in and sign up for the website that focuses on
that issue.What really sets them apart from other websites? What is so special
about them? These are questions which have been asked by many who show
interest in joining. Primarily, it is the community. As mentioned, such social
networking sites tend to focus on a particular topic, issue or hobby. This means
that if you are a keen traveller and you would like to speak to other keen
travellers, you will want to join a travellers networking sites.The difference
between these social networking sites and traditional ones is that you will
automatically be paired with hundreds, if not thousands, of other internet users
who share the same interests, views or beliefs as you. This is a big bonus to the

Another benefit to joining the social networking website is that you are, in a
way, safer than those who are members of other networks. Most of them require
activation before joining the site. Before activation can occur, many users are
required to state their reasons for wanting to join the network or they may be
required to fill out a small questionnaire pertaining to determine whether or not
they have a genuine interest in the topic focused on by the network in question.
By pairing you with a group of individuals who share the same beliefs, views and
interests as you do is advantageous to members. It means that you do not have
to spend hours researching a person or speaking to them just to learn what they
are or are not interested in. Therefore, this enables you to jump right in and start
making friends, almost as soon as you are granted access to the site that you
have chosen. This service gives the social networking websites a great edge over
other websites.

Which do you prefer, living in the countryside or living in the city?


I think living in the countryside is far better than living in the city. There are
numerous of reasons why living in countryside is the better than the city. The
scenery, the streets, the people and the paced are totally different compare to
the city.

The first outstanding characteristic about the countryside is that it is

beautiful and peaceful. The air is fresh and the surroundings green. This is
because the countryside is free from pollution, be it air, land or noise pollution.
There no such perfect peaceful view that you can see other than in the
countryside.There are no crowded streets and heavy traffic in the countryside.
Thus there are no fumes from cars and smoke from factories buildings to pollute
the air. The trees surrounded the countryside help the people from inhaling the
polluted air. The freshness smell of plant somehow helps the people of the
countryside to have a healthy life.

Furthermore, people in the countryside are more conscious of keeping their

surroundings clean and so there is little throwing of rubbish everywhere, only at
designated places. This is unlike the cities where if the garbage trucks do not
collect the rubbish disposed by household or restaurants, the city will be
overflowing with rubbish! This will attract the mosquitoes, fly, rats and wild dogs
to pollute their surrounding that will cause them to have diseases like dengue and

Thirdly, heavy traffic and crowded streets increase the level of noise
pollution. The honking of cars in the streets is continuous and the crowds on the
roads increase the hub of activity. There are also sound of the machine used in
manufacturing factories, loud radio in and out the mall. These add to the noise of
the city. Even if one lives in residential areas, one is never far from busy
streets.However, in the countryside, life is slow-paced. There is no need to rush
around because there are not too many places to go. Most places are close by
and people can walk or cycle. Less vehicle used, so less fumes is released.

The most heart-warming thing about the countryside is the attitude of

people. People are friendly and helpful. If there are any happy or festive
occasions, everyone pitches in to help. This feeling of cooperation and
neighbourliness is what separates the countryside from the city.In the city, people
are too busy to take note of the people around. Some hardly even know their
neighbours. So they would not even be bothered about what happens to people
around. This is why the crime rate is increasing in the city because bystanders do
not rush in to help if a crime is committed on the streets.The pace of life in the
countryside is slow so people have more time to enjoy life as the day goes on.
Thus, for me to enjoy the quality of life, I prefer to live in the countryside.


In my opinion, one has not experienced life until one has lived in the city.
There is so much to see and experience in the bright lights of the city that you
cannot get in the countryside. Here in the city, you can learn about how to get
along with people of different types, encounter varied situations and solve
problems. All these help a person to grow in maturity. After all, experience is the
best teacher.
In the countryside, however, you only move around people you are used to.
So, you seldom encounter strangers or new and demanding situations. Life is
more mundane and routine-like. Staying in a secure, safe place does not allow for
one to gain new experiences and grow in maturity.

Furthermore, young people need a life that is exciting and pleasurable. It is

the city that offers you entertainment- cinemas, parks and eating places. Here
you can hang out with friends and family members. Life as fast-paced and this
keeps you active and alert all times. And when it comes to educational
opportunities, the city abounds in this. There are good school and libraries that
are necessary for your mental development. Furthermore, there are places like
museums and educational centres where you can go, to increase your knowledge.

Such places that offer you entertainment or learning opportunities are of

course not available in the countryside. For entertainment, there is only the
occasional festive celebration or marriage feast or fishing outing. Some may find
this appealing but not me. Moreover, opportunities to widen your knowledge are
limited in the countryside.

` Another point in support of living in the city is the available of jobs. In the
city, you can find a job that suits your qualification or interest. If you find a job
unsuitable, you can always move to another. This, naturally, increases your
earning power and you have better chances of a more comfortable life. Of course,
one may argue that one can live in the countryside and work in the city but this
will only incur extra expenses and unnecessary inconveniences.

Thus, for all the reasons mentioned above, I think that life in the city is
better than living in the countryside. After all, you are young only once.

What would you do if you had a lot of money?

When I was small, I often dreamt about being rich as my parents were quite
poor. We had difficulty making ends meet each month. So, if I had a lot of money,
I would certainly fulfill my dreams.
First and foremost, I would buy a house for my parents, preferably a
bungalow, in a quiet town. I would equip the house with the latest technology so
that it would be a smart home. My mother would have a state-of-the-art kitchen
as she loves cooking. I would also get a maid to help her with the household
chores. I will ensure that my family is comfortably settled in this house.

The second thing I would do is to go on a world tour with my parents. I have

never been overseas but I long to see the places I have only read or dreamt
about. First, I would like to visit Europe, especially Italy, the city of romance. I
would visit all the museums and buildings I have heard so much about. My next
stop would be Hong Kong or China. There is something mystical about China and
her people. This would be my dream come true.

Apart from that, I could finally go on a shopping spree, which is my

favourite pastime. Thus far, I could only go window shopping and if I had a lot of
money, I would go into these stores and buy whatever I fancy. Just imagine that
for once in my life, I do not need to look at the prices of the items that I like. I
could just shop till I literally drop. The salesgirls would be hovering near me with
their latest outfits and my wish would be their command. Ah, I would not be
ignored anymore as I walk into their stores!

Besides shopping, I would also remember the poor and the less fortunate.
First, I would certainly build a better home for the orphans in my town. In fact, I
would also sponsor their education till they could stand on their own. They would
receive an allowance monthly and I would definitely take them shopping.

Finally, I would take the opportunity to further my studies. When I was

younger, my parents could not afford to send me overseas. So, I would love to
pursue a course in interior decorating in London and once I graduate, I would like
to set up my own business with the rest of the money.They say that a fool and his
money are soon parted. Thus, I would be very careful with how I spend my
money. I would invest my money with my parents advice and keep some for
rainy days.

It is truly undeniable that in this science and technology millennium, we can hardly
live without money. Even buying something small such as sweet will cost you some
money. However, this does not mean that money can buy happiness, unlike the
misconception of most people in the world. In fact, wealth is a far cry from happiness. If
you disagree with me, let's look at the reasons for my stand.

Firstly, one of the main gates to happiness is to stay healthy. Maybe some people
think that when one is rich, he can be healthy or it does not matter even if they have
diseases because these rich have lots of money to pay their medication. This is totally
wrong. Good health is acquired from a healthy lifestyle progressively and not in a day.
With lots of money we are tend to temp ourselves to exotic, luxurious food. If this food is
taken excessively, it will let to obesity, heart diseases, diabetes, and other serious illness.
Moreover, rich people are probably lack of exercise as they hardly walk outdoor due to 24
hours-service debar fetching them about causing them to be at a higher risk of getting
these unnecessarily health problems. How a person can enjoys his life and feels happy
when he is confined to a wheelchair or bed-ridden. He would not even be glad spending
his money and time curing his sickness. Therefore, wealth cannot bring happiness.

Professionals like doctor, lawyer, engineer, and accountant earn a lot of money
per month. They are considered the high class citizens who can afford large, expensive
house with huge beautiful gardens. But do they really enjoy the pleasures of life? Most
probably not because they are simply too busy with their work. They frequently burnt the
midnight oil in their work place. It is even more miserable if they have to turn their home
into a working place. Most specialists have to stand-by 24 hours in case of emergency
calls from the hospitals. Hence, they can hardly spend any relax, restful night at their
home even if they posse a huge two and a half storey bungalow with a beautiful garden
and artificial waterfall. Successful businessmen may always have a chance of flying to all
parts of the world when they go out station to make business. However, very few of them
can really take it as a holiday as a treat for themselves for their schedules are always full
and they are so stressful with their works. Even fewer businessmen can ignore urgent,
pursuing calls from their clients or office when they are going for holidays or resting. In
other words, one can make lots of money but he may not enjoy even the beauty of
nature around them or the branded, expensive things with them. So what is the use of
money when we do not even enjoy a meal properly and discontented with lives. One with
a moderate income can feels happier if he leads a simple life and be grateful with what
he has.

Finally, a children brought in moderate family is better than in a rich family. As the
sons or daughters of billionaires, their parents will give them whatever that they want in
material. These children or teenagers get a lot of pocket money from their parents and
can afford to buy many expensive things like branded, latest handset, expensive clothes
and branded sport shoes. But the question is, are they happy if their parents are always
working with only an Indonesian maid to accompany them. If they are asked to choose
between wealth and love from their parents, I believe that they were undoubtedly choose
love. A healthy family is not created for the children. These children mentally are not as
healthy as those being cared and loved by their parents. Children need parents who can
listen to their problems and give them words of wisdom, teaching then day by day.
Parents who are not rich may not be able to buy branded things to satisfy their children
but with more communication and understanding, these teenagers will understand the
difficulty of their parents in earning money, learning to be thrifty. In short, money does
not promise a happy, caring family.
Money may be able to buy a lot of things but not love, friendship, health and
others. These are the main ingredients for a happy life. Thus, it is a controversy if
money can bring happiness. Even, if we can afford many things we desired with lots of
money, we may not be happy and enjoy our lives if we are always dissatisfied with what
we had, yearning for more. Thus, I stand firm that money cannot bring happiness.


Some of us may be selfish to share our study tips yet deliberately

disturbing the others while they are doing their works. Some might agree with
such an attitude as a secret weapon for crucial examination namely UPSR, PMR
and SPM. But don't you agree that sharing is actually the happiest thing we can
do? We can share meaning that we have the capability. Sharing brings more
knowledge and ideas to be exchanged. Nobody will improve much if they are
reluctant to share. In fact, when we initiate to share, we will definitely get more
and more feedback which may be beyond our knowledge. 3 people are better
than only 1. More minds contribute more thoughts. That's why group discussion is
highly recommended for it is an proven effective way to catalyst our
improvement of study.

Study is only a part of our life routine and being student is merely our
temporary role . Actually that time is our precious moment to develop into a
better person. One cannot know and experience everything with limited ages .
However, we can gain unlimited knowledge and lesson once we start to share and
exchange. By sharing, we know more, we continue our learning and without we
can realise , we have fostered good friendship and become a better individual.
Let's have a very simple example,every of us owns one box of biscuits. Every box
of biscuits have different flavour. If we are kind enough to reciprocate our biscuits
with each other, then we get to taste a variety flavour of biscuits. Similarily,
sharing and exchanging is something mutually profitable for every of us. Through
sharing,we apply our knowledge and subsequently we gain more. Do share your
knowledge with others as if you intend they share theirs with you. Only those who
are generous to share and humble to keep on learning deserve to possess more
power, wealth and knowledge.

Being students,we are still learning and painting our lives with endless
colour and school should be the safest platform for us to practice our behaviour.
Here,sharing makes more sense to complement each other. Nothing can be
accomplished without a cohesive teamwork. One cannot be successful without
any assistance provided by the others. Frankly,have you shared your
fortune,wealth and knowledge with your friends? If not, try your best whenever
you are still able to do so. When we are stepping into the working world, seldom
do we have such an opportunity to share and enjoy anxiety-free student lives. A
real success is more than just a straight A result or thousands and one certificates
but whether one really enjoys the process towards success. And sharing will be a
must for the particular joyful process.

Stress is a common problem among university students. Discuss.

Support your answer with examples. Give your views in not fewer that
350 words.

Stress is a normal phenomenon in university life. It is an accepted fact that

stress is a common problem for university students of different ages, disciplines
of study, and social and economic backgrounds. Furthermore, research has shown
that stress has negative impact and effects on an individuals health and lifestyle.
In view of these situations, it is essential and necessary for university students to
know how they can mange stress effectively. In my opinion, there are three ways
that can effectively reduce or eliminate stress. All these ways are inter related
and bring about the maximum positive impact to deal with stress effectively.

The first way is related to self awareness, self realization and acceptance
of stress. These qualities build a foundation that will positively nurture the
appropriate mindset and emotional attitude to deal with stress in realistic ways.
The student must be aware, realize and accept the fact that he or she is
experiencing stress. Such awareness, realization and acceptance are strong
contributory factors to alert, motivate and initiate the student to think seriously of
the nature, possible causes and potential consequences of the stress he or she is
experiencing. The attention given to these issues is a strong catalyst to direct the
student to want work out the solutions to deal with the problem or situation or
people that generate the stress. Self awareness, self realization and self
acceptance of stress will generate in students the need to confront stress with the
right, positive, mental and emotional attitude.

The second way that can help university students manage stress
effectively is to educate and equip themselves with knowledge and relevant
information on approaches, methods and techniques on how to identify the
symptoms of various types of stress and stress related factors. For example, they
can learn more about the causes and effects of stress on health, personality and
lifestyle. Being university students, their maturity and mental and emotional
intelligence should be their guides in searching for the above mentioned
information from authorized sources like health reference books or the Internet.
They can also seek advice from professionals namely doctors, lectors and
counselors or experienced individuals like parents and elders. The third way
relates to a holistic healthy lifestyle that involves constant physical activity,
having good eating habits, adopting positive attitudes to problems and nurturing
healthy family, social and working relationships. These characteristics effects of
stress like anxiety, frustration and health problems of poor concentration, lack of
sleep and loss of appetite.

In sum, I leave in shot note these three ways can effectively help
university students to mange stress mentally, emotionally and holistically.

Some people say education is the only critical factor to the development
of a country.

One the one hand good education is a highly recommended skill in the
developed countries, on the other hand the highest wish of many people in
regions of poverty. But what makes education to the key factor for the
development of a country?

We must acknowledge that education is something that we all need. The

differences are just what we learn. Mostly the limited educational horizons of
poor and less educated people have more to deal with their personal situation
than with problems of bigger effects on a country. Attending school is sometimes
too expensive and it does not feed a family.

Nevertheless there must be a reason for education. For me it looks like

some countries have realized that Education is the key for the globalization
process. If we take India for example we can see that a change in the
educational system had changed the economy of the country. That country has
changed from a poor region to a high potential area for IT knowledge.

In regard to this fact Government must take the power of education

seriously and offer it to a wide range of people. Spending money on education is
the key for a new future effects on the economy and social life. All in all I agree
with the importance of education for the development of a country. Less
knowledge leads to poverty and not to knowledge that has wide effects. Learning
and Knowledge is Power and an investment in the near future and therefore it
has to be an official task.

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