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PAPER 1 SECTION A (SPM)

SET 1 : SPEECH/TALK

As the President of the Peer Coaching Club, you are asked to give a talk on Ways
and Benefits of Building Self-esteem at the school assembly.

Use the following notes to write your talk:

a) Ways to build self-esteem

think positively
be cheerful
do not compare yourself with others
stop putting yourself down
use positive affirmations several times each day
choose positive and supportive friends
get involved in activities you enjoy

b) Benefits

more self confidence


lose fear of failure
relationship will improve
feel peaceful
experience joy

When writing the talk, you should remember to:

Begin and end it appropriately.


Give it a suitable title.
Use all the notes given.
PAPER 1 SECTION A (SPM)

SET 2 : SPEECH / TALK

As the President of the Peer Coaching Club, you are asked to give a talk on Ways
and Benefits of Building Self-esteem at the school assembly.

Use the following notes to write your talk:

c) Ways to build self-esteem

think positively
be cheerful
do not compare yourself with others
stop putting yourself down
use positive affirmations several times each day
choose positive and supportive friends
get involved in activities you enjoy

d) Benefits

more self confidence


lose fear of failure
relationship will improve
feel peaceful
experience joy

When writing the talk, you should remember to:

Begin and end it appropriately.


Give it a suitable title.
Use all the notes given.
PAPER 1 SECTION A (SPM)

SET 3 : SPEECH / TALK

As the Head Prefect of your school, you have been asked by your discipline teacher
to give a talk to all students to create awareness on the disadvantages of smoking.
Use the notes below to write your talk.

The Disadvantages of Smoking


Nicotine: main content of cigarette
- raises both the heart rate and blood
pressure

Causes diseases
- cancer, respiratory problems, heart
ailments

Waste of money
expensive

Affect passive smokers


- risks the health of the non-smokers

Effect on a person's appearance


- stained teeth, darkened gums, yellowish
fingernails

Causes fire
- gives a higher risk of starting a fire

When writing the talk, you must remember to:


greet your audience
mention the purpose of the talk
include all the points given
end your talk appropriately
PAPER 1 SECTION A (SPM)

SET 4 : INFORMAL LETTER

Your cousin has asked you for advice on whether to buy a netbook or a smartphone
for his/her birthday. Write a letter giving your advice on the matter. Use the following
notes to write your letter.

Important considerations:
What you plan to do with the device
The pros and cons of each device

Benefits to students
Netbook take down notes, complete homework, email, relax
Smartphone make lists, daily planner, stay in touch

Browsing the web


Netbook bigger screen, need to find a suitable spot
Smartphone smaller screen, virtually always connected, instant-onnature

Watching/making videos
Netbook bigger screen size, better speakers, more tools
Smartphone smaller screen size, good speakers

Playing games
Netbook portability, higher storage
Smartphone limited in graphics and movement, less game choices,
extended battery life

Social networking
Netbook playing social network games, or chatting with friends
Smartphone following your friends updates, simple editing and uploading
pictures

When writing the letter, you must remember to:


Use the correct format
Include all the points given
Elaborate on the points where necessary
Write in paragraphs
PAPER 1 SECTION A (SPM)

SET 5 : INFORMAL LETTER

You friend wants to take a part time job to earn some pocket money during the
weekends. Write a letter to tell your friend about your views, concerns and give
some pieces of advice on taking up a part time job. Use the notes below.

- Cultivate independence
- Personal development
- Learn leadership skills/responsibility
- Apply theoretical knowledge in practice
- Earn and save money to invest in your own interest
- Gain new experiences
- See different parts of the society
- Decrease study time
- Demotivated to take up school activities that do not come with money
- Less time to build and maintain relationships with families and old friends
- May come across bad colleagues
- Manage time properly among study, work and leisure

When writing your letter, you should remember to


Lay out your letter correctly ( address, date, salutation, closing)
Use all the notes given
PAPER 1 SECTION A (SPM)

SET 6 : FORMAL LETTER

The Green Environment Club of your school made a visit to Bukit Hijau, a
recreational park and forest reserve, to find more about protected plants and
animals. During the visit, you saw that the park is in danger of being closed due to a
few problems faced by the management. After a discussion with the club members,
write a letter of complaint to the management of the park.
In your letter, include the following:

The indiscriminate disposal of rubbish by the visitors of the park


No qualified personnel to give a guided tour
Insufficient signs in the park
Facilities in need of repair
Suggestions of how to solve the problem
Urge the management to take prompt action

Do remember to:
Use the correct format
Include all the points given
Elaborate on the points where necessary
Write in paragraphs
PAPER 1 SECTION A (SPM)

SET 7 : FORMAL LETTER

Flash floods occur in your area almost each time after a few hours of heavy rain. As
a resident, you have decided to write a letter to the Town Council, citing the possible
causes to the problem and how floods affect the residents.

Use the notes given to write your letter.

rains heavily
- after a few hours
clogged drains
- caused by rubbish
improper drainage
- increase in water level
flooding
dangerous
- to the people
damage
- to the property
swift actions by the authorities

When writing the letter, you must remember to:

- Lay out your letter properly (address, greeting, closing)


- Use all the notes given
PAPER 1 SECTION A (SPM)

SET 8 : ARTICLE

You have attended a talk on Smoking The dangers of it. Your English
Language Teacher has asked you to write an article on the subject in the
school bulletin. Use the notes below to help you.

Health

Lung, mouth and stomach cancer


Cardiovascular problems
Damaged Liver
Bad Breath
Stains fingers and teeth

Social

Discomfort to others
Shun by the others
Secondary smoke factor

Economy

Extra Expenditure
Cigarettes- expensive
Money used for beneficial
things/matters

Suggestions to reduce smoking

Increase taxes on cigarettes


Harsh punishments for school
children
PAPER 1 SECTION A (SPM)

SET 9 : ARTICLE

In conjunction with the Career Week, your school has organised a career fair to
expose the students to the potential job prospects that they can pursue in the future.
As the President of the Peer Coaching Club, you are asked to write an article for the
school bulletin on what students should do to achieve their dream careers. Use the
following notes to write your article:

be specific about your dream


set up your goals
plan wisely
proper time management
look for an idol to drive your motivation
put your dream into actions work for it
study smart focus on your goals
positive attitude optimistic
be persistent
circle of friends avoid negative influence
set short term goals tests, examinations
self-reflection review your progress
prayers get blessings

When writing the article, you should remember to:

give a suitable title


write your name
use all the notes given
elaborate on the given notes to make it more interesting
PAPER 1 SECTION A (SPM)

SET 10 : REPORT

You are the Secretary of the Health Club in your school. Recently you have attended
a health talk on Cancer. You are asked to write an article for your schools monthly
bulletin. Include the following information in your report:

What cancer is
dangerous disease
expensive to treat
cause death

Symptoms of cancer
feel continuously weak
lost weight
bowel changes
persistent cough
difficulty in swallowing

How to prevent
Stop smoking
avoid taking high fat diet
Take adequate amount of certain vitamins and minerals
Lead a healthy lifestyle

When writing the report, you should remember to:


give the report a title
state the name of the writer
provide an appropriate ending
use all the information given
write in paragraphs
PAPER 1 SECTION A (SPM)