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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Directed Writing: Test Yourself - Article


Question 8
Nowadays, parents do not spend enough time with their children. You want to make suggestions on how parents can spend quality time with their children. Write an article for a local newsletter and give your suggestions.
Include the following points:
Problems:
•   Parents are too busy working or making money
•   No time for children
•   Work long hours
•   Not enough communication
•   Too tired to interact with children
•   Children feel neglected
•   Lead to many social problems or delinquency
•  Children mix with bad company
Suggestions:
•   Parents should spend quality time with children
•   Show love, care and concern
•   Plan meaningful activities to do together
•   Give guidance, advice and religious teaching
•  Need to play, have fun, be happy travel and have meals together
Hope for:
•   Happier or more loving families
•   Better family relationships
•   Less social problems among children
•   More love and respect between parents and children
•  Advantages for everyone and country
You should use all the points given above.
When writing the article, you should remember to:
§ write a suitable title
§ include all the points given
§ write in the format of an article
§ write your name

Question 9
Many students feel that they have too many things to do in one day. Many of them really do not manage their time wisely and end up not completing their homework or school projects on time. You want to make a few suggestions on how they can manage their time in a better and more effective way.
Write an article for your school magazine and give your suggestions. Include the following points:
Problems:
•  Students too busy school work, homework, projects, assignments and tuition classes
•  Not enough time to complete work on time
•  Too tired
•  Feel stressed, otten lead to frustration
•  Too much time playing computer games or loafing
•  Lag behind in their studies
Suggestions:
•  Pay attention in class
•  Try to complete as much homework as possible during school hours
•  Make a ‘To do’ list
•  Need to plan time or prepare a timetable for after-school activities such as completing homework, tuition classes, revising lessons, extra-curricular activities or spending time with friends
•  Make time for rest and relaxation
•  Join study groups
•  Seek help from parents, teachers or peers
•  Speak to a school counsellor or peer counsellor if necessary
Possible results:
•  Get work completed on time
•  Reduce stress and frustration
•  Promote positive attitude towards school life and social life
•  Time spent wisely
•  Feel happier and healthier physically and mentally
You should use all the points given above.
When writing the article, you should remember to:
§ include the title
§ include all the points given
§ write in the format of an article
§ write your name

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2005
Terengganu Trial [Paper 1]

2007
Johor Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Terengganu Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2] [Answers], Melaka Trial 2007 [Paper 1] [Paper 2], TIMES [Paper 1] [Paper 2] SPB [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

2008

Terengganu Mid Year [Paper 1] [Paper 2],
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MRSM Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], SBP Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Kelantan Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Terengganu Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Kedah Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Johor Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Perlis Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Sabah Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Sarawak Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Melaka Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

2009

Terengganu TOV [Paper 1] [Paper 2] Terengganu Mid Year [Paper 1] [Paper 2]
Melaka Trial , Johor Trial , Sabah Trial , Kedah Trial , Perlis Trial , Times , SBP , Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

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