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SULIT 2 1119/1

Section A: Directed Writing

[35 marks]
[Time suggested: 45 minutes]

With higher standard of living, the elderly are expected to live longer. You are concerned about
their quality of life. You decided to write an article to the local newspaper on common problems
faced by the elderly and tips to care for them.

Use the notes below to write your article.

Common problems faced by the elderly

 no longer independent
 poor mobility
 prone to sicknesses
 lonely
 imbalanced diet
 [own idea]

Tips to care for them

 need constant care
 avoid sedentary lifestyle
 medical check-up
 keep them company
 balanced diet
 [own idea]

When writing the article, you should remember to:

 give it a title
 include the name of the writer
 use all the notes given
 give your own ideas when needed
 write in paragraphs

For your article, you will receive up to 15 marks for the format and content points, and up to 20
marks for the quality of your writing.

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Section B : Continuous Writing

[50 marks]
[Time suggested : One hour]

Write a composition of about 350 words on one of the following topics.

1 Describe how Teacher’s Day is celebrated in your school.

2 If you are granted three wishes, what would the three wishes be?
Explain your choice.

3 Dieting is the best way to lose weight effectively. Do you agree?

4 Write a story about a boy who lost someone he both loved and hated.
End your story with : “....... I knew he had gone forever.”

5 “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”

Write about your experience where you were wrong in judging the person by his or her


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