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10 metres away. We were lucky not to be bitten by it. We caught glimpse of the beautifulhornbills, bluebirds and a Rufous Collared Kingfisher. After approximately forty minutesof walking, we finally arrived at our destination, in the middle of an open forest quitenear to the breathtaking Indah Waterfall.
“Now, let‟s start pitching the tent,” Yus ordered. We loyally obeyed her command as we
were the ones who chose her to be the group leader, being the oldest among us. It wasalready noon and we took out cans of sardines and loaves of bread for lunch before doingmore exciting activities of discovering nature. Yus and Suhaila went to fetch some water,Farah and Ainul prepared the meal, Dayang laid out a mat for us to enjoy the moment of leisure in the forest. I was instructed to search for firewoods.
“Don‟t go too far out,” Yus reminded.
Happily I went on my way gathering as many branches and twigs as I came across
on my path. “This should be enough for at least two days,” I thought to myself as I had
collected a bundle of them. As I turned around, I suddenly tripped over a branch and fell
down flat on my leg. “Ouch! My ankle,” I moaned. I could not lift myself up as the pain
on my twisted ankle was excruciating. I did not realize I was too far away from the tent.Moreover, I left my mobile
with Yus. “How can I ask for help?” I wonder. At moment likethis, all I could think of was my teacher‟s advice. „If you are lost in the forest, you need to
sit quietly at that particular spot until someone finds you. This will ease the searching
did exactly that. Sit and wait.Staring at the sky, it had grown darker. The dark grey cloud was pregnant withrain. I prayed hard that someone in my group would notice that I was missing.
Tick…tick…tick. The sound of water dropping onto the leaves. I
gathered all my strength,lifted my hips and tried to move to a big tree nearby. Before I could even blink my eyes,the rain started pouring cats and dogs. I sat myself under the huge tree, holding the bundle of firewood to my chest. All kinds of thoughts came to my mind.
“I shouldn‟t have come. There have been too many obstacles. It‟s afternoon and it doesnot look like it,” I whined. Did I make the wrong decision? I questioned myself.
I must have dozed off. When I opened my eyes, the thick lianas hanging andgripping onto the hundred- foot-tall trees greeted me. I could hear the sound of thecreatures of the forest. Insects chirping, the geckos in the hide calling. It was strangely soothing. I felt at peace as the symphony continued to play in my ears.
“Sheeda! Where are you?” Ainul‟s call came piercing into my ears.
“Hey! I‟m over here,” I shouted back in relief. I saw my friends running towards me. I
told them what had happened. Dayang and Suhaila kindly helped me up while Ainul and Yus got into the motion of snapping pictures of the nature.In the end, we spent the three-day break enjoying the beauty of mother nature. Irealized that I had made the right decision.By: Nursheeda (Form 5S1, 2010)
In Malaysia, strict laws must be imposed to penalise those who practise openburning. On-going campaigns on the dangers of open burning should be intensified.Individuals too have a role to play. They must participate in every campaign and stopburning. Students can advise their parents not to practice open burning.Every individual has to remember that we do not own the world, but insteadwe lent it from our future generations. We must protect our world so that our grandchildren woulh have a healthy earth to live. Ahmad Harun bin HashimSeremban, Negeri Sembilan375 words
From: Penilaian Topik Vista SPM/Sasbadi/2009
Article for School Magazine / Newsletter
In spite of government’s clear call to students to study English well, many studentsstill show very little interest in studying the language. As Chairperson of the EnglishLanguage Society, you are going to try to persuade the students to study thelanguage by writing an article in the school newsletter. In the article you have to tell the students the importance of studying the language. Your article is given in the point form below:
will help you to further your studies
will help you to get a job
will help you in your job
will help you in your travels
will help you to enjoy many interesting programmes in television
will help you to appreciate many of the world’s most beautiful literary works
The Importance of Studying English
It is a big concerned for teenagers nowadays as they are unaware of theimportance of English language as they tend to ignore to learn the language.Students’ attitude towards the language is also crucial to make sure that theseteenagers can face the future world better by learning English language as it is aninternational language.Although the government has repeatedly told us of the importance of English,many students are still not bothered about studying it seriously. There is also acampaign that still on to make all the Malaysian becomes a better English learner,which is ‘Enhance Proficiency in Bahasa Malaysia, Strengthen the English’. Englishis the most important and the most useful language in the world today. There aremany reasons why you should study the language properly.First and foremost, English will definitely help you a lot when you want tofurther studies. Almost all books at university are written in English in all subjects.Plus, it is a compulsory for any candidate to pass English with credit before enteringany universities. So, if you are poor in English, you will blow you chance for better education or worse, you are going to have a big problem studying at university.The second reason why you have to study English well is that it will help youto get a job. When you go for a job interview, the interviewer will surely talk to you in