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REMEMBER : S – STATE THE POINTS

E – EXPLAIN : WH QUESTIONS – what, why, when,

where, who, how

E – EXAMPLES

QUESTION 1: Sample answer :

Save Our Environment

Introduction:

Our environment is very significant in our lives. But, it is disheartening to see


some Malaysians who are polluting our environment with rubbish and chemical wastes.
If our environment is polluted, we will be exposed to various diseases like bronchitis,
asthma, lung diseases and other dangerous diseases. So, it is our responsibility to curb
this problem as ‘prevention is better than cure’.

1st point : Use litter bins

There are many ways to save our environment. First, do not litter. Instead, use
the litter bins provided by the authority. As a responsible society, we should recycle the
rubbish. Usually there are three recycle bins for the recyclable materials like glasses,
plastic and papers. So, use them wisely. If you just dump your rubbish everywhere, the
place will be a breeding ground for flies which will spread dangerous diseases.

2nd point : Keep drains clean

Apart from that, we must keep the drains clean. If the drains are not clean and
they a clogged by dead leaves or rubbish, they will be a suitable place for the
mosquitoes to breed. Certain mosquitoes can cause dangerous diseases like dengue
fever and malaria which can be fatal.

3 rd point : Keep rivers clean.

Next, we must keep the rivers clean. If our rivers are polluted, the aquatic life like
fish, prawns and crabs will be extinct due to the toxic substances released by the
households or factories. The government can curb this problem by taking actions on
those who are polluting our rivers by reinforcing the law or by imposing harsher
penalties on the culprits.

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4th point : Stop open burning

The last and significant way to keep our environment clean is to stop open
burning. Open burning should be avoided as it will produce acidic or harmful gases like
CFC, carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases. This will cause the depletion of the
ozone layer and affect our respiratory system. Besides, open burning can also cause
haze problem. This kind of air pollution can distract our view when driving. The harmful
gases released will also cause green house effect and global warming. So, we must
cooperate to avoid open burning.

Conclusion :

As a conclusion, all parties must stand hand in hand to save our environment. If
we keep on polluting our environment, our future generations will suffer due to our
irresponsible actions. Start conserving our environment as it is better to be late than
never. If we don’t start now, who will?

( 392 words )

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QUESTION 3 : LETTER WRITING

FORMAT :

ADDRESS

DATE

DEAR…..,

( SOLUTATION )/ GREETINGS

Respond to the given letter :

How’s life in Penang? / How are you ? I am sorry to hear that you are suffering from a
viral fever . Hope you are recovering and do listen to your doctor’s advice.

( SUGGEST SOME INDOOR ACTIVITIES )

Since you will be spending two weeks in bed, I have a few suggestions on some indoor
activities which I find will be very interesting for you.

First activity ( WHAT ? ) Sudoku?

Second : Computer games ?

EXPLAIN : about the games

WHY you find it interesting – give reasons / examples.

( TELL HIM HOW YOU HAVE BEEN SPENDING YOUR HOLIDAYS )

Went for a school trip - WHERE, WHY, WHAT you did ? what you gained ?

Or visit the old Folk’s Home ? WHERE, WHY, WHAT you did ? what you gained ?

( TELL HIM WHETHER YOU HAVE TAKEN UP POTTERY CLASS )

WHY pottery class? When ? Where? How do you find it ? Interesting or not ?

ENDING / CLOSURE:

I have to pen off now / I have to end this letter now. Do tell me whether you enjoy the
activities or not. Send my warmest regards to both your parents.

Good bye.

Your friend,/ Yours sincerely,

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GIVING OPINION :

REZAL SHEREEN

- CANING SHOULD BE BANNED - CANING SHOULD NOT BE


IN SCHOOLS( NO CANING ) BANNED
- A STUDENT WHO HAS BEEN ( MUST PUNISH THE STUDENTS )
CANED MANY TIMES STILL GETS - CANING HELPS TO DISCIPLINE
INTO TROUBLE ( NOT THE NAUGHTY YOUNGSTERS
EFFECTIVE ) - TEENAGERS HAVE CHANGED
FOR THE BETTER AFTER
AGREE ? CANING
AGREE ?
- GIVE THE STUDENTS
COUNSELLING SESSIONS - NEED TO DISCIPLINE THE
- GIVE THEM MOTIVATIONS STUDENTS- SPARE THE ROD
- CANING WILL LEAD TO MORE AND SPOIL THE CHILD
SERIOUS PROBLEMS LIKE..? - STUDENTS WILL CHANGE THEIR
- SOME STUDENTS WILL TAKE ATTITUDE/ BEHAVIOUR – TURN
REVENGE OVER A NEW LEAF
- WHERE THERE’S A WILL, - IF STUDENTS ARE NOT CANED,
THERE’S A WAY THEY WILL BECOME WORSE

WHY YOU DISAGREE WITH WHY YOU DISAGREE WITH


SHEREEN? REZAL ?
TIPS :

- Decide who you agree with / give a clear stand ( do not contradict )
- Use all the points given ( why you agree with Rezal and disagree with Shereen )
- Give reasons – explain with examples
- Think of suitable idioms / proverbs

Sample answer :

Discipline problem in schools has become a pebble in a shoe. Day in day out we
have come across students who are involved in discipline problems. To overcome this
problem, there is a solution, whether to cane or not to cane the students.

I agree with RezaI and strongly believe that caning should be banned in schools.
This is because caning is not effective at all as students will get into trouble after being
caned. For example, they will take revenge on the teachers or the discipline teachers
after they are punished. We have come across in the mass media, how teachers are
being beaten by their own students and how their cars are being scratched.

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Shereen said that caning helps to discipline naughty youngsters. But, I disagree
with her because I think caning does not show any positive impact. Instead, the
youngsters will become more aggressive and involved in many other serious crimes
such as gangsterism, bullying and vandalism . Moreover, when the students who
commit the crimes are punished and humiliated in front of other students, they will feel
inferior and perhaps they will stop going to school. This will lead to other problems like
truancy and loitering or maybe they will involve in gangsterism when they join the wrong
company.

Another reason why I think students should not be caned, is because they
cannot accept harsh punishment. We should refer them to the counselor and give them
counseling and advices, especially if it is their first case. By going through counseling
sessions, they may turn over a new leaf and become a better person. So, caning is not
a good solution to any disciplinary problems.

In a nutshell, I still believe that Rezal has got his points right that caning is
ineffective for most students. There are two sides to every question and caning is not
the only solution to disciplinary problems. Where there is a will, there is away.

( 323 words )

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