Latest SPM Model Essays

23 July 2019

Write a story in which you had to keep a friend’s secret. In your story, give details of the secret and explain why it was important to keep that secret.

On the first day of the new school year last year, I saw a new student in my class. He was quiet and had a melancholic look on his face. When the first class started, our class ...(read more)


10 June 2019

The Malaysian tradition of having open houses is important and should be practised more. Do you agree? Give reasons to support your view.

Having open houses is a tradition much common among Malaysians since decades ago. It speaks volumes about our hospitality. Usually held when there are festivals going around, it ...(read more)


26 March 2019

Write a story of a small town girl who worked hard to become a successful chef. Begin your story with: “She has used the last of her savings to get to the cooking competition in the big city and ...”

She has used the last of her savings to get to the cooking competition in the big city and she has tried her best to emerge victorious. It is all up to the professional judges now. While ...(read more)


SPM English 1119 Past Year Papers

8 March 2019

2018 Paper 1 Section B (Continuous Writing) Essay Questions


Latest SPM Model Essays

7 May 2018

Describe the first time you went on a camping trip. You should write about the activities at the camp and explain how you felt about the experience.

During the school holidays last year, I had an opportunity to participate in a 3-day camp organised by the Boy Scouts Association of my school. As it was the first I had ever taken part in ...(read more)


Latest SPM Model Essays

16 November 2017

What are the ways to cultivate reading habits among students?

It is a fact that students today do not read much compared to those in the past. Since reading brings forth a lot of benefits such as to expand one’s knowledge, improve one’s language skills ...(read more)

16 October 2017

The day I
lost my temper


The blare of the alarm clock signalled the start of another schoolday. I exerted my weight on my feet and hobbled to the basin for a quick brush-up. My eyelids were still sagging from ...(read more)

27 September 2017

Write a story ending with: '...We had never laughed so much in our lives.'

Clutching my belongings, I jostled my way through the milling crowd and seated myself alongside a few members of the audience. There I sat, looking down upon a scene the like of which I ...(read more)

25 September 2017

Describe an enjoyable stroll in a park.

Strolling in a park is an enjoyment to me. During weekdays, a student like me is so occupied with homework and studies that not much time is left for leisure activities. Last Saturday, I ...(read more)

18 August 2017

Write about your experience helping Puan Ramlah, an elderly lady who lives alone. End your story with “... I learnt a lot about myself by helping Puan Ramlah.”

I live in a village with a population of approximately 5,000. Puan Ramlah, an elderly lady, lives alone in a run-down wooden house in close proximity to mine. In the past, Puan Ramlah ...(read more)

20 June 2017

There are many things to do after your SPM examination. Write about your plans for the next three months and the challenges you might face.

Despite the fact the SPM examination is just round the corner, I have had the following 3 months after the examination planned, besides studying hard and doing last-minute revision. The first ...(read more)

16 June 2017

What is the best way for teenagers to stay fit and healthy?

Teenagers are youngsters between 13 and 19 years of age. As teenage years are the period that most of our growing occurs, it is of vital importance that teenagers stay fit and healthy to ...
(read more)


SPM English 1119 Past Year Papers

8 June 2017

2016 Paper 1 Section B (Continuous Writing) Essay Questions


Latest SPM Model Essays

20 April 2017

Describe your experience participating in a singing competition.

Last Saturday, I took part in a singing competition organised by the management of a shopping mall. A total of 32 contestants participated in the contest. As it was my first ...
(read more)

12 November 2016

Describe an enjoyable weekend you have experienced.

One weekend during last year’s year-end holidays, three cousins of mine from Australia visited my family. They were here from Friday to Sunday. Born and bred in the land of the kangaroo ...(read more)

4 November 2016

The number of elderly people in the world is increasing. What do you think are the positive and negative effects of this trend?

Thanks to the advancement of medical science technology, human beings now enjoy a longer life. Due to the fact that many couples of the world currently prefer quality to ...
(read more)

25 October 2016

Describe the most terrifying experience in your life.

The sky was so beautiful. I could see stars glittering and the moon shining mother earth. I was impressed by God's magnum opus. I was enjoying my lovely night and listening to a ...(read more) 

14 October 2016

The Internet is mostly a good thing. Do you agree? Support your opinion.

The Internet is the electricity of the 21st century. Yes, we are so attached to it every day. Indeed, it is one of the greatest inventions of all time. Since it upgrades our lifestyle, I must ...(read more)

7 October 2016

Why are animals important to human beings?

There are a number of reasons why animals are important to human beings. The main reason is that animals benefit us personally, socially and economically ...(read more)

2 October 2016

There is a lack of freedom given to teenagers today. Do you agree?

The majority of teenagers today complain that they are not given sufficient freedom. Despite their complaints, I believe that teenagers are given more than adequate freedom. Since ...(read more)


27 September 2016

Describe an important family celebration and how you felt about it.

Last Saturday, my family had an important celebration. It was my father’s birthday and we celebrated the special occasion by throwing a surprise party for him. A week prior to the party, we ...(read more)


23 September 2016

‘Honesty is the best policy.’ Describe an experience when this was true for you.

The proverb ‘honesty is the best policy’ advises people that it is better to tell the truth than to lie. I have always believed in the proverb. When I was about eleven years old, my honesty ...(read more)


20 September 2016

The best things in life are free.

We live in a world that values material goods. However, it is a fact that material goods do not guarantee happiness. The best things in life are free - they are not tangible ...(read more)


18 September 2016

“The Internet is mostly a good thing.” Do you agree? Support your opinion.

The Internet, which became available to the general public in the year 1991, is currently a worldwide phenomenon. In our modern world, most people depend on it so much that it ...(read more)


17 September 2016

‘Truly Malaysian.’ Describe what this means to you.

Being citizens of our beloved country - Malaysia, we should be ‘truly Malaysian’ not only in our feelings but also in our actions. Different Malaysians have ...(read more)


7 September 2016

Why is having good neighbours important?

Neighbours are people who live next door or near to us. If we live in a neighbourhood with good neighbours, we are fortunate and blessed. They can be extremely helpful and make our stay safer ...(read more)


1 September 2016

Describe what makes you happy and explain why.

It is human nature to long for a happy life. Carrying out activities that we enjoy bring us happiness and joy. There are a lot of things that make me happy and the top three are hanging out ...(read more)


26 August 2016

A Road Accident

Every day, we learn about road accidents through coverage in the mass media such as television, radio and newspapers. As we all know, the majority of road accidents are caused by ...
(read more)


23 August 2016

SPM - My Emotions and Advice

The time has come - 2016. This is the year I am going to sit for the national examination, SPM. It is time to be serious, to face the reality and to take the challenge. Let me tell you my ...(read more)


19 August 2016

‘A friend in need is a friend indeed.’ Describe how a friend helped you in difficult time.

The first of May last year is indeed a memorable day for me as it is the day Sarah, my best friend, lent me a helping hand in a difficult time. Since that day was a public holiday, Sarah came to my ...(read more)


17 August 2016

Examinations - good or bad?

Whether we like it or not, examinations are part and parcel of our life. Apparently, most people dislike examinations as they are tedious and a lot of preparation is required. Despite ...(read more)


6 August 2016

Friends / The Qualities of True Friends

Throughout our life, we encounter many people and make friends. But among these hundreds or perhaps thousands of people we meet, only a handful of them are our true friends. So, you ... (read more)


3 July 2016

Social networking has caused a lot of problems. How far do you agree?

Social networking, which is also known as social media, is the use of internet-based applications or websites to make connections with people such as our family and friends. It is now ... (read more)



SPM English 1119 Past Year Papers

13 June 2016

2015 Paper 1 Section B (Continuous Writing) Essay Questions

5 May 2015

2014 Paper 1 Section B (Continuous Writing) Essay Questions


Latest SPM Model Essays

29 October 2014

Are loyalty and membership cards for shoppers really worth it?

Having loyalty and membership cards seems to be the norm among shoppers nowadays. The cards are one of the efforts of business organisations such as department ... (read more)


27 October 2014

Spending time in shopping centres has become a culture in our country. Do you agree?

In this epoch of rapid development, a myriad of shopping centres have been built. Many of them are still in the process of being built. We cannot deny the fact that they have become ... (read more)


22 October 2014

The simple steps to happiness

There was someone who was seated on a particular side and edge. He pondered over his problems. His poor face brought out emptiness and did not show any tranquility. Where had his ... (read more)


14 October 2014

Are smartphones a necessity?

"Mom, my birthday is approaching. May I ask for something from you and Daddy?" Farah asks her mother. "Of course my dear. What do you want?" "Can you buy me an iPhone 6 ... (read more)


23 September 2014

Tomorrow

I sit in a corner of the prison cell, staring at the small window which was built high up in the wall. Inside the cell, there are only loneliness and silence. I am waiting for the coming of ... (read more)


12 August 2014

Is tuition necessary? Discuss.

Tuition is the act of teaching, especially to people in smaller groups or individuals. It is extremely common among Malaysians, especially primary and secondary students. When ... (read more)


7 August 2014

A perfect life

What do I think a good life is? Wow, what a question. I do not know how to answer that. I guess I would start out by saying that I would want great health, because without being ... (read more)


5 August 2014

My perfect future husband or wife

Whenever I attend weddings and see the adorable pairs of newly-weds, I would wonder how my future wife be like. One thing I can be sure of is that she would not just be any other ... (read more)


4 August 2014

Write a story about being alone.

Last Saturday night, my parents went to their friend's wedding dinner. I wished I could follow them as I hate to be home alone. Unfortunately, only my parents were invited so I could not go ... (read more)


31 July 2014

Beauty

Everybody said that my sister Britney was the beauty of the family. I did not really mind them saying so, as it was apparent. What I did not like was the way they pointed out how unattractive ... (read more)



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17 July 2014

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Latest SPM Model Essays

17 July 2014

Water

I flew over the water, my hand skimming the water's surface. I love the water - it was so much better than our cities up in the sky. The water's surface shone in the sunlight, its cool touch ... (read more)


14 July 2014

Write a story ending with: "... They looked at each other and smiled meaningfully."

Tony sat by the side of the lake, his head in his hands. He sobbed softly, his heart full of misery and regret as he took out a dainty ring. "I miss you so much, Tessa," he whispered as he stroked the ring ... (read more)


10 July 2014

Clothes

I walked into the shopping centre, cool air greeting me. My mother grabbed my arm and started to haul me to the nearest store. I was going to college in a fortnight and my mother thought ... (read more)


8 July 2014

Write a story of an old man returning to his home he left many years ago.

Charles stood at the gate leading to a large mansion. Trees were scattered around the compound and the lawn looked like it had not been swept in a long time. He took a deep ... (read more)


4 July 2014

Write a story beginning with: "The teacher walked into the classroom. It was the first period..."

The teacher walked into the classroom. It was the first period and everyone was pretty much still asleep. The teacher rapped his knuckles on his desk, jolting everyone awake. "Teenagers," he ... (read more)


2 July 2014

Write a story ending with: "... Now I realise the value of a true friend."

We sat behind a desk, Professor Painswick yelling at us. "Do you understand what you have to do?" she screamed at us, the chandelier practically shaking with the vibration of her voice. "Yes, ... (read more)


1 July 2014

Home

It was late in the afternoon. My brother Jason and I were on a routine patrol near our base camp. The streets were deserted and there were cars scattered around. Armed with guns, we ... (read more)


30 June 2014

Write a story beginning with: "I could tell by his face that he was angry...

I could tell by his face that he was angry. Vice principal Mr Chaplain slammed his fist onto the desk and looked at us. "Why did you beat up Charles in the cafeteria?" he shouted at ... (read more)



Latest Student's Story

26 June 2014

Memories

It was not like I wanted to be born with power like this. At the same time, it was not that I did not want it. In my family, the ones who had this kind of power were my elder brother, Yi Fang, and me ... (read more)



Latest SPM Model Essays

23 June 2014

Write a story ending with: "... Now I realise the value of a true friend."

It was midday and we were out in the woods making our daily patrol. The forest was quiet as we rode horseback down the path, whispering among ourselves. Eruvan and I headed the group and all of ... (read more)


19 June 2014

Write a story beginning with: "It had been raining all day..."

It had been raining all day. I sat next to the fireplace, my toes curled up and a book in my hands. I was listening to music via my iPod and tapping my toes to the rhythm. I was about to ... (read more)


5 June 2014

Write a story that ends with: "... and so I became a better person."

It was a hot afternoon as the scorching sun was shining brightly in the sky. I was about to take a nap but the heat from the sun was unbearable. I sat on my bed, feeling sleepy. I turned around ... (read more)


2 June 2014

Friends

It all started at boarding school. I was sent to boarding school at the age of 13 in the hope that I would excel in my studies. But I was quiet and always got bullied by older kids. Only one person ... (read more)"


28 May 2014

Write a story beginning with: "Kim was nervous when the door opened..."

Kim was nervous when the door opened. In the doorway stood Zack. Who would have thought that of all the girls, Zack would pick Kim as his dance partner? Kim was red with nervousness ... (read more)


26 May 2014

Write a story with the following title: A Narrow Escape.

"It was a sunny day and a few clouds were seen floating across the blue sky. I had reached 20,000 feet when my friend, Mike, reached me by radio. "Hey Dean, after this test flight, why don't ... (read more)"



SPM English 1119 Past Year Papers

24 May 2014

2013 Paper 1 Section B (Continuous Writing) Essay Questions


Latest SPM Model Essays

23 May 2014

Peace

"Life was perfect. I had a girlfriend, a great family and I was about to enter Harvard University. But then there was a disease outbreak. The human race was almost wiped out as most humans were transformed into zombies. I fled ... (read more)"


20 May 2014

A day I wished had never happened

"It was late at night. James and I were walking in a field near our base camp. The stars were out and suddenly, James covered my eyes with his hands. "Tada!" he said, removing his hands to ... (read more)"


6 May 2014

Write a story that ends with: "... If only I had listened to his/her advice."

"I had never felt so much regret in my whole life. I was standing in a graveyard looking at a headstone. The headstone read 'Marie Sanders. Born 21 May 2040. Died 13 February 2072. No sister was ... (read more)"


2 May 2014

A famous person you admire

"There are many famous people in the world who are in the entertainment line, science field and so on. The person I admire in particular is actor Tom Hiddleston. He was born in ... (read more)"


25 April 2014

Write a story ending with: "If only I had been more careful, that wouldn't have happened."

"It was dark. My partner Jack and I were doing our usual rounds around the palace grounds, talking among ourselves softly. As we walked, I looked around. The night air was still and the palace ... (read more)"


3 April 2014

Memories

"Last December, my family and I went to Pulau Tioman for our holidays. We stayed there for three days. On the first day, we left our house at six in the morning in my father's car and headed for ... (read more)"


18 February 2014

Write a story beginning with: "Is it really you? Where have you been all these years?"

"Is it really you? Where have you been all these years?" I yelled at the guy at the door. He was shuffling his feet nervously and staring at the ground. "Lily, I can explain," he started to say but I ... (read more)



Students' Stories

27 January 2014

Lost love found

"The night was extremely chilly as it had been snowing a lot here in Rome. The lovebirds, Matt and Lily, had just finished watching a romantic film. While their car stopped at the ... (read more)"


Latest SPM Model Essays

23 January 2014

Childhood reminiscences and the present

"When I was at a very young age, I remember playing with the kid next door named Ramlee, the girl from across the street - Tina with her shy little brother, Jonah, who was always tagging along. All ... (read more)"


22 January 2014

Memories

"It happened a few years ago at work. I worked as a physiologist at a Wellness Centre for soldiers in New Jersey, USA. One day, I was assigned to James who had a leg injury from a battle ... (read more)"


13 January 2014

Describe an unforgettable incident that you saw on your way home from school.

"The last period had ended and after bidding the teacher goodbye, our class started to disperse. After mounting my mountain bike, I started pedalling along the concrete path. Soon, I was out ... (read more)"


4 November 2013

Colours

"What do colours mean to you? Colours can express ones' feelings and it can also represent ones' sexual orientation. Colours can determine what type of person ... (read more)"


Write a story ending with: "...They looked at each other and smiled meaningfully."

Janet and Siew Ling were best friends. They loved to do good to other people. Their acts of kindness to others made them happy and gave them satisfaction ... (read more)"



Latest Questions & Answers

1 October 2013

Hello Doctor Grammar, I was assigned by my teacher to complete two essays during the holidays. I have completed one, but I am worried that this essay may be not so good and I wanted to... Yap Choon Meng

"Hello Choon Meng, Thank you for your requests. I have edited your essay. Seen below are your original essay and my explanations (the red text in italics below each paragraph)... (read more)"

22 September 2013

Hi Dr Grammar, I have some questions: What is the difference between 'could' and 'would', and when to use them? Is it before past tense or present tense? Libra Nytestar

"Hi Libra Nytestar, Thanks for your questions. The use of could was explained earlier and I'll repeat it here: The modal verb could is used:... (read more)"

Hi Dr Grammar, I would like to ask you some questions: 1. Should we use 'besides that' or 'beside that' ? 2. If a text or essay is in past tense...

"Hi Herman Lim, 1. Since 'beside' is a preposition to show position, the correct phrase should be besides that. 2. Apart from dialogues, we use the simple present tense when we talk about facts and universal truths... (read more)"

Dear Dr Grammar, Fill in the blanks with correct collective noun: We saw __________ of tigers in Africa. Shruti

"Dear Shruti, Thank you for your request. The right collective nouns for tigers are 'ambush', 'streak' and 'hide'. an ambush of tigers... (read more)"


Latest SPM Model Essay

12 September 2013

My future plans

"Almost everyone in the world has future plans. A person without any plans is likened to a ship sailing the ocean aimlessly without any destinations. Having plans help us know our objectives in life ... (read more)"

8 September 2013

Mobile phones should be allowed in schools. Do you agree?

"Mobile phones are one of the great inventions and high technology items in this modern era. They have become some of the most indispensable objects in our daily life as ... (read more)"


Students' Stories

7 September 2013

An old photograph!

"It was the wettest December I had ever experienced. The torrential rains had ruined my holiday plans as floods continued to wreak havoc in several states. I had pleaded with dad to allow ... (read more)"

6 September 2013

Love keeps a relationship alive

"In the east beyond the city, the sun rose. It resembled a red gold ball. A ray of light shone through the window of my bedroom. I woke up and opened the window. Some birds ... (read more)"


Latest Questions & Answers

31 August 2013

Dear Dr Grammar, Please give me the complete lists of collective nouns for people, animals and things. Thanks. Jacky Chan

"Dear Jacky Chan, Thank you for your request. The lists of collective nouns for people, animals and things are available on this page. The list for animals has just been updated. Though not ... (read more)"

27 August 2013

Dear Dr Grammar, I was or I were? Darcy

"Dear Darcy, Thank you for your question. We use I was and I were in different circumstances. In normal circumstances, we use I was as 'was' is the past tense of the verb / auxiliary verb 'am' ... (read more)"


Latest SPM Model Essays

9 July 2013

Describe an outing with your friends.

Last year during the first semester holidays, I went on an outing with my classmates and best friends, Ariff and Adam. Adam's father won a trip to Penang, which came with a hotel suite stay for ... (read more)"

8 July 2013

Write a story ending with "... I realised that good-hearted people are always there in this world."

"Class, our lesson has almost come to an end. Your homework for today is to do exercise 12 on page 45 of your textbook," said our mathematics teacher, Mdm Wong. Not long after, the ... (read more)"

5 July 2013

Write a story with the following title: Pride Goes Before A Fall.

Having held the interschool storytelling championship for the past three consecutive years, I was the star of my school. When it came to choosing the right candidate to participate in... (read more)"

24 June 2013

Describe the best holiday trip you made

During the last Chinese New Year holidays, my family and I made a trip to Kuala Lumpur. A few months before we went on the trip, my parents booked the air tickets. They also booked a room at ... (read more)"


Latest Questions & Answers

21 June 2013

Hi Dr Grammar, Thank you for answering my questions a few days ago. I would like to ask you some more questions here: I wonder what the difference is between... Jia Sin

"Hi Jia Sin, Thank you for your questions. to play - the infinitive marker to is often used before the base form of a verb to show purpose or intention ... (read more)"


Latest SPM Model Essays

21 June 2013

Write a story ending with: "...How will I explain everything to my father?"

"Son, turn off the computer now and do your revision immediately. Your second terminal exams are approaching," said my father, as he was getting ready for work that morning... (read more)"


Latest Questions & Answers

17 June 2013

Hello Dr Grammar, I'm glad to visit this site. I have found that English312 is great and helpful to me. Thus, I have a question to ask, that is ... Jia Sin

"Hello Jia Sin, I'm glad to know that you find english312.com a great and helpful site. Here are the answers to your questions: Have been / has been is combined with a present participle... (read more)"


Latest SPM Model Essays

21 June 2013

Write a story beginning with: "The teacher walked into the classroom. It was the first period ..."

"The teacher walked into the classroom. It was the first period that morning. Our English teacher, Puan Maimunah, greeted us and we greeted her back. Then, the lesson began... (read more)"


Latest Questions & Answers

25 May 2013

Hello Dr Grammar, What is the difference between 'did not' and 'do not'? Can you explain how to use didn't and don't? Thank you. BMA

"Hello BMA, Thank you for your questions. Do is a plural auxiliary verb (singular: does) used with not before a full verb to form negative... (read more)"


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Latest Questions & Answers

9 May 2013

Dear Dr Grammar, I have a question: how to use the words 'can' and 'could'? Thank you. AHTO879

"Hi AHTO879, Thanks for your question. The modal verb 'can' means 'be able to' or 'to know how to do something'. Examples: I can drive well... (read more)"


8 May 2013

Hello Sir, I need to know how to use the word 'omnipotent' in a sentence. Can I use it in essays? is it suitable? Thank you :) Justin

"Hello Justin, Thank you for your questions. The adjective 'omnipotent' carries 2 meanings: (1) (of a deity) having unlimited power and therefore able to do anything. Examples: ... (read more)"


7 May 2013

Dear Dr Grammar, I have a problem using the phrase 'first things first'. Is it true that it can only be used in the first paragraph of an article or something like that? Thank you. Timothy

"Dear Timothy, Thank you for your question. The phrase 'first things first' means 'the more important things should be done or dealt with first'. Examples: ... (read more)"


Latest SPM Model Essays

6 May 2013

Write a story with the following title: A Narrow Escape.

"Billy was extremely overjoyed. He had just got his SPM examination results and he scored straight A's. His parents promised to take him to Taiwan ... (read more)"


30 April 2013

Write a story beginning with: "The teacher walked into the classroom. It was the first period ..."

"The teacher walked into the classroom. It was the first period of the school day. After our class had exchanged greetings with our English teacher, Mdm Lucy, ... (read more)"


26 April 2013

Describe the biggest challenge in your life.

"I had a pampered and protected childhood. As the youngest daughter, I was the princess and prima donna of our family ... (read more)"


22 April 2013

A day I wished had never happened.

"Every time I see my pet dog Lucky's picture, I feel sad. I had always wished Lucky good health and longevity. I ... (read more)"


18 April 2013

A day I wished had never happened.

"My eyes are filled with tears as I look at a photo. It is a family photo taken three years ago, showing my parents ... (read more)"


Latest Question & Answer

17 April 2013

Dear Dr Grammar, How do I use "is filled" or "is fulled"? Thank you. Elaine_Ling

"Dear Elaine_Ling, Thank you for your question. The phrase 'is filled' is often used with the preposition 'with'... (read more)"


Latest SPM Model Essays

17 April 2013

Write about a person who has succeeded in life.

"It is lunch hour. A large restaurant located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city is packed with regular customers ... (read more)"


16 April 2013

Write a story ending with: "... Now I realise the value of a true friend."

"I had never taken my studies seriously. In fact, I was the happy-go-lucky type of person. Compared to me, my classmate ... (read more)"

My Pet Dog

"Of all the animals on earth, only human beings keep other animals as pets. Among the various types of animals ... (read more)"


12 April 2013

Write a story ending with: "If only I had been more careful, that wouldn't have happened."

"One Saturday afternoon, I had to babysit my three-year-old little sister. My mother was going out and my father had to work overtime ... (read more)"


11 April 2013

Write a story beginning with: "It had been raining all day ..."

"It had been raining all day and I was feeling bored that evening. As the single child of my family, I had no one to play with. My mother was ironing clothes downstairs and my father ... (read more)"


10 April 2013

Moving into a new house

"We were all very excited and happy when my father announced that we were going to move to a new house located in a new housing estate. My father had wished ... (read more)"


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4 November 2019

Word of the week: supercilious (= superior ) (adj.)

Meaning:

if someone is supercilious, he/she is behaving as if he/she is better and more important than other people

Sentence Examples:

1) The boutique owner was quite supercilious.

2) The wine waiter spoke in a supercilious voice.

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Reading helps English learners greatly, especially in the understanding of grammar and sentence structure. Many learners face problems with the sentence structure of the English language. If you are an English learner who falls into this category, be glad to know that you are able to solve this problem effectively through reading. It is not an exaggeration to say that the more you read, the better your command of English. To read, click here. If you are a student and wish to be proficient at writing essays, click here.

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Consisting about 250,000 words, the English language is actually the language with the most words in the world. The more words you know, the better you are in expressing Yourself. Making good use of dictionaries is definitely a good way to increase your vocabulary. Apart from that, the 'Increase your vocabulary' section of this page also helps to increase your word power. As it is updated on a daily basis, don't forget to check back each day to learn a new word daily.


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There are many books, cassettes, video cassettes, DVDs, etc. that teaches English. It’s a good idea to make good use of them. Apart from that, there are also many websites on the Internet the teaches English free of charge. English312.com is a good example of a website that provides free online English learning facilities. So, just feel free to reap the maximum benefits from this website and be sure to bookmark it! Don't forget to inform your friends about it, too.


5) Receive tuition or take courses

Receiving tuition or taking courses in English is one of the most effective ways to learn the language. You can choose a course that meets your requirements, since different individuals learn English for different purposes.

Besides the five ways stated above, there are many other ways to learn English. Those stated above are some of the best ways. Generally speaking, the more exposure to the English language you have, the more effective it is. Thus, it is a good idea to combine the ways stated above to learn English more effectively. For more tips on how to master the English language, please visit our blogs page.



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SPM Model Essays


23 July 2019

Title: Write a story in which you had to keep a friend’s secret. In your story, give details of the secret and explain why it was important to keep that secret.

"On the first day of the new school year last year, I saw a new student in my class. He was quiet and had a melancholic look on his face. When the first class started, our class teacher introduced him to the class. Only then I learnt that his name was Albert and he had just been transferred to our ...(read more)"



10 June 2019

Title: The Malaysian tradition of having open houses is important and should be practised more. Do you agree? Give reasons to support your view.”

"Having open houses is a tradition much common among Malaysians since decades ago. It speaks volumes about our hospitality. Usually held when there are festivals going around, it not only signifies the Malaysian culture but also brings us a lot of benefits. Therefore, I am of the opinion that ...(read more)"


26 March 2019

Title: Write a story of a small town girl who worked hard to become a successful chef. Begin your story with: “She has used the last of her savings to get to the cooking competition in the big city and ...”

"She has used the last of her savings to get to the cooking competition in the big city and she has tried her best to emerge victorious. It is all up to the professional judges now. While waiting for the announcement of the result, very second seems like an eternity. She could feel her heart ...(read more)"


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8 March 2019

2018 Paper 1 Section B
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7 May 2018

Title: Describe the first time you went on a camping trip. You should write about the activities at the camp and explain how you felt about the experience.

"During the school holidays last year, I had an opportunity to participate in a 3-day camp organised by the Boy Scouts Association of my school. As it was the first I had ever taken part in, I was really excited about it before the trip. Apart from the scouts from my school, those from a school ...(read more)"


16 November 2017

Title: What are the ways to cultivate reading habits among students?

"It is a fact that students today do not read much compared to those in the past. Since reading brings forth a lot of benefits such as to expand one’s knowledge, improve one’s language skills and boost one’s creativity, youngsters should be persuaded to develop a love of reading ... (read more)"


16 October 2017

Title: The day I lost my temper

"The blare of the alarm clock signalled the start of another schoolday. I exerted my weight on my feet and hobbled to the basin for a quick brush-up. My eyelids were still sagging from the intensive burning of the midnight oil the previous night. I breakfasted and set off for school with a ...(read more)"


27 September 2017

Title: Write a story ending with: '...We had never laughed so much in our lives.'

"Clutching my belongings, I jostled my way through the milling crowd and seated myself alongside a few members of the audience. There I sat, looking down upon a scene the like of which I had never seen before. The whole hall was suffused with resplendent golden light, and a glossy ...(read more)"


25 September 2017

Title: Describe an enjoyable stroll in a park.

"Strolling in a park is an enjoyment to me. During weekdays, a student like me is so occupied with homework and studies that not much time is left for leisure activities. Last Saturday, I decided to take my little brother for a walk in the park. We arrived in the park near our house at 7 a.m. At the ...(read more)"


18 August 2017

Title: Write about your experience helping Puan Ramlah, an elderly lady who lives alone. End your story with “... I learnt a lot about myself by helping Puan Ramlah.”

"I live in a village with a population of approximately 5,000. Puan Ramlah, an elderly lady, lives alone in a run-down wooden house in close proximity to mine. In the past, Puan Ramlah lived with her husband and 3 children. Recently, her husband passed away. Her 3 children live far ...(read more)"


20 June 2017

Title: There are many things to do after your SPM examination. Write about your plans for the next three months and the challenges you might face.

"Despite the fact the SPM examination is just round the corner, I have had the following 3 months after the examination planned, besides studying hard and doing last-minute revision. The first plan for the 3-month period is what most teenagers would do after completing secondary school ...(read more)"


16 June 2017

Title: What is the best way for teenagers to stay fit and healthy?

"Teenagers are youngsters between 13 and 19 years of age. As teenage years are the period that most of our growing occurs, it is of vital importance that teenagers stay fit and healthy to facilitate the process. In my opinion, the best way for juveniles to gain good health and fitness is through ...(read more)"



SPM English 1119 Past Year Papers

8 June 2017

2016 Paper 1 Section B
(Continuous Writing) Essay Questions




SPM Model Essays

20 April 2017

Title: Describe your experience participating in a singing competition.

"Last Saturday, I took part in a singing competition organised by the management of a shopping mall. A total of 32 contestants participated in the contest. As it was my first participation, I was really excited about it. Before the contest, I had a fortnight to prepare and practise. After ...(read more)"


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