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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)"
"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)"
"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)"
"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)"
"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)"
"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)"
"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)"
"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)
"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)"
"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)"
"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)"
"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)"
"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)"
"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)"
"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)"
"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)"
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)"
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)"
"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)"