Tuesday, 20 August 2013

PT3 ESSAY - INFORMAL LETTER



Sample Question : Your brother spends too much time on the Internet and has done badly in his PMR Trial Examination.Your mother has asked you to write a letter advising him how to divide his time wisely.
DON'Ts
  • Stay Up Late - Chat -Internet
  • Too Much - Time - Online games
DOs
  • Have A Timetable - Study - Surf Internet
  • Use Internet - Gain Knowledge

When writing your letter,
  • You may use the words and phrases given above.
  • Elaborate on your writing to make it more interesting.
  • You may add other relevant information.
  • Make sure it is not less than 120 words.
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How to answer this question

  • Use the 6W 1H method
  • Read the question carefully
  • Use the information given in the question to write your opening.
  • Use all the points given.
  • Don't forget to add your own point(s).
  • Write at least 200-250 words as time permits.
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[Simple Style Essay Sample]

322C,Taman Danau Maluri
53300 Kuala Lumpur.

20 August 2013. 

Dear Vince,

   How are you? I hope you are fine. Please send my regards to father and mother. I miss you all dearly. I heard that you did not do well in your recent PMR Trial Examination. Mother phoned me a few days ago and told me about it. Father and mother are really worried about you spending too much time on the Internet. So, I am writing this letter to give you some tips on how to divide your time wisely.

   First of all, young man, don't stay up late.Don't burn your midnight oil chatting on the Internet. Go to bed early. Our body needs at least 8 to 10 hours of sleep everyday.Enough sleep will enable your mind to stay sharp and productive the next day.Therefore, instead of sleeping around 1 to 2 a.m. in the morning, call it a night around 10 p.m.

   Next, don't spend too much time playing online games. There is nothing wrong in playing online games but when it affects your studies then you should put a brake to it.My advice is leave all your online gaming activities until you have finished your PMR Examination. Focus on your studies first, you can continue playing once you have finished your examination.

   Draft out a study timetable to help you manage your time wisely. On the timetable allocate one to two hours to surf the Internet. Now, remember, the Internet contains a lot of  useful information for everyone. It can be used to gain knowledge and to sift through  for information useful for your PMR Examination. 

   Finally, join some outdoor physical activities rather than just being holed up in the house in front of your computer the whole day. Go cycling or walking around the park. Play football or badminton with your friends in the evenings. Physical activities help keep your body and mind healthy. You need a healthy body and mind to do well in your PMR Examination.

   I wish I could write more but I have to stop here for now. I  have to prepare for my next week's final term semester examination. I hope you will take my advice and mend your ways. I wish you all the best in your PMR Examination. Hugs and kisses.


Your loving sister,
 Bernice Gabriel.
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(The sample essay above is roughly more than 350 words and I have used 5 idioms in the essay)

  1. Burn Your Midnight Oil - doing something(working) for very long hours.
  2. Call it a night - to end (stop) what one is doing at night.
  3. Put a brake to it - to stop an activity.
  4. Sift through - to remove something from something.
  5. Holed up - hide and wait / just staying put in a place.

115 comments:

  1. what the meaning of yor idiom above..please help me

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    1. Check it out in two days time....ok!

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    2. What is the meaning of your idom...please help me!!!

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    3. Thank you SOOO much!!! It helps me a lot :)

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    4. THANKS A LOT.
      VERY USEFUL

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    5. This question is out from my examination it useful.

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  2. Nice one. Tq so much!!

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    1. can you give some tips on pmr 2013 question please? Thank you.

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  3. it's a nice essay...if i got a half of u,i think i can get a A in PMR

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    1. Don't worry, I believe you have the full of you and you would be able to do well in your PMR.
      For a better understanding on how to write a complete essay - check out my video clip....
      All the best!

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    2. report and articles got format or not?

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    3. Report - 'YES' - There different types of reports. Do a check on them. For a sample report, you can check my post on 'SPM DIRECTED WRITING-REPORT'.

      Article - ' Just make sure you give a suitable 'TITLE' for your article...

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  4. Good essay love it :)

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  10. tomorrow i have exam ! Hmmmmm ... Wish me luck :((((((

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  11. really awesome essay!! thnx

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    1. hope i can write like this....4 my exam...

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    2. I have faith that you surely can......I,as a tutor believe that every student has the potential to write a good essay. It only needs a lot of hardwork and practice.

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    1. Glad that it could be of help and will do......

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    1. I didn't do anything- it was you who managed to complete your work....but, I am glad that it could be of help to you....

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  20. it's very usefull .. ^_^ ~ !

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  21. Thank You !The essay is good!

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  22. wish me luck pt3 #batch99 btw nice essay .

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    1. All the best in your PT3 exam....anonymous!

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  23. tqvm ... a very useful aid to teach my students....

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  24. Good essays. Hope can be useful on exam for next week...

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  25. i like this essay. this will help my monthly exam for next week

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  26. teacher, can you make a note about "a fighter's line"& leisure?

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    1. No promises, if time permits maybe I can post something.....

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  27. ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................nothing to say..........................................................................................................

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  28. May i ask something ? What is 6W 1H method ?

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    1. Usually teachers at school will use the 5W's and 1H - Who,Where,What,When,Why and How.

      I use 6W's and 1H - Who,Where,What,When,Why,Which and How.

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  29. Heyy , Thanks A lot . Seriously Usefull. And wish meyh a good luck for my exam tomorrow. -Sathiya Ng Shinie

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  30. Heyy , A small Favour . Can you tell meyh , how to use idioms in essays ? -Sathiya Ng Shinie

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  31. Damn...such a good essay you write there,wish me luck for my PT3,and thank you.

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  32. Haunted by my emotional feelings and the exam is next week.

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  33. May I ask you something? If there's a question asked you to 'write a letter to your friend...' , does it included formal and informal letter (format) ? or just write a simple paragraph without format? Because I've read some blog that write it in a simple one , and the other are the same (formal and informal letter). These confused me everytime I do an essay .Pls reply ASAP ;) ty. *Sorry for my broken english*

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    1. If you are writing a letter to your friend,mother,father,cousin etc- you must write an informal letter. There is format which you must follow like the one in my blog.As for format, just follow the sample in my blog....All the best!

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    2. Thank you for answering my question :) wish me luck for my next week exam (PT3)

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    3. You're welcome....ALL THE BEST in your PT3 exam....

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  34. It's weird when the question asked us to do an essay in about 50 words.. and I only write 2/3 isi(content) and after I counted back it almost 100+words . How to make it to a simple essay n fulfill the question, my teacher also said if we write some idioms/metaphor/etc we'll get an extra marks from that ...but the problem is , every time I write an essay it will almost more than we supposed to write , how can i possibly write idioms if I already write more than 50 words ... :'< argh that's so frustrating !

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    1. In the first place you don't have any essay writing within the 50 words limit. The only part where you are required to write 'in about 50 words' is the 'e-mail'. Whereas, the novel part requires you to write 'in not less than 50 words'. As for essay component you are required to write 'in between 120 to 200 words'.
      So, which part are you talking about young man...?

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  35. This essay help me in real pt3 examination. .

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  36. thanks for the useful tip even though i'm burn the cancle at both ends right now

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  37. This essay help me in pt3 examination . 13 october 2015,tomorrow! wish me luck

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  38. As a form 1 i am delighted to read your essay and i got a 90 marks in campbridge english (fce) wow you are awesome

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    1. Congrats.....and thanks for the comment...young man!

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  39. A question,the question said : "write at least 200-250 words" but you wrote roughly 350 words.Basically,we can write more words as we like as long as it's not 120 or less ?

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    1. The range 200-250 is the old format. The new format the range is around 120 but you can write around 200-250 words.

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  40. Good word, do you have email. So,we can keep in touch

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    1. My email is - edu888841@yahoo.com - Who art thou shadow master?

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  41. Can I use your essay in my class? I will give credit to you. :)

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  42. Can I use your essay in my class as example? I will give credit to your work. :)

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