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Analysis Of PMR English Papers (2005 - 2010)

I did some analysis on the PMR English Papers from 2005 - 2010. Here are my findings. Paper 1: Section D and E (Literature) Topic Lifes Brief Candle The Dead Crow The Lake Isle of Innisfree Of Bunga Telur and Bally Shoes The Pencil How Dalat Got Its Name Paper 2: Section A and C Section A (Guided Writing) 2005 Description of an event Informal letter invitation letter Story bad experience Speech Safety measures in school Article Visiting old folks home Story good deed Section C (Literature) Moral Value Opinion Like/Dislike a story Characters Two characters who work together to obtain success Plot an important incident Characters a relationship between friends Characters a good quality that you admire in a character 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010






Based on the above analysis, I would like to make a forecast on what might come out in 2011's English PMR. Paper 1: Section D - Life's Brief Candle Paper 1: Section E - Of Bunga Telur and Bally Shoes Paper 2: Section A - Article / Report / Recount / Speech / Talk / Letter Paper 2: Section C - Could be anything from Plot, Theme, Moral Value, or even Characters. However, since characters had come out in 2009 & 2010, I doubt that it will be asked again this year. Mind you, this is just a forecast. PMR candidates must do their revision in all aspects in order to succeed not only in English but also in other subjects.

Choose one of the novels above, and then write about a place in the story where significant incidents took place.

Based on the novel, The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, a place in the story where significant incidents took place is the opera house. The first significant incident that takes place is the death of Joseph Buquet. The new directors of the Opera House, Monsieur Armand and Monsieur Firmin do not believe about the ghost of the Opera House. They believe that this incident is only an accident even though they have received a letter demanding money from the ghost. They ignore the letter and regard it as a joke. This incident is significant as it angers the phantom. In addition, this incident introduces the Opera Ghost for the first time. The second significant incident is when La Carlotta ignores a letter that forbids her from singing at the Opera that night. The Opera Ghost warns La Carlotta not to sing that night and if she does, accidents will happen. That night La Carlotta sings and her voice sound like a toad and a chandelier crashes down on the audience, killing a woman and many get injured. This incident is significant as it leads to the closing of the Opera House for two weeks and La Carlotta never sings again. The third significant incident is when Christine wants to see Raoul at the top of the Opera House. During her meeting with Raoul, Christine tells everything she knows about her angel of music. This incident is significant as Raoul learns that The Phantom is not a Ghost but a man with a face of a dead man. Furthermore, this incident tells the reader that Erik will do anything to gain Christine 's love including killing Raoul. As a conclusion, The Opera House is a place where many significant incidents take place.