Monday, May 24, 2010


You will be asked to write a summary of not more than 60 words in Section B of the PMR English Language Paper 2

� Read the text carefully to identify important facts.
� Underline the important facts ,leave out details like example or lengthy descriptions.
� Write out your summary using your own words as far as possible but using the same tense as in the passage.
� You must use /begin your summary with the 10 words given.
� Use connectors or whatever suitable words to link the fact.
� Write your summary in not more than 60 words and in one paragraph.
� Count the actual number of words. Name of people and places are considered as one word.
Examples: Kota Kinabalu, Tun Mahathir Mohamad
� Don't forget to write the number of words in brackets as the end of your summary.

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Section A of Paper 2 PMR requires you to write a composition of not less than 120 words based on the notes and stimulus given. Area tested include picture compositions, not expansion, giving opinions, letters, graphs and charts, pictorial maps and directions, articles, reports, speeches or talks and processes and procedures.


1. Read through the question carefully and underline the key words.
2. Check whether the question requires a format. For example, if it is an informal letter then it should be written in the format of an informal letter.
3. Brainstorm ideas and points using the WH question ( what, who, when, where, why and how). This will help you to add details to the notes given. I wud call this the 1 Husband 5 Wives....hehe..
4. Start writing your introduction to attract the attention of the examiner.
5. You must write your composition in paragraphs, make sure there is a main point in each paragraph.
6. You also must make sure that you write neatly, just like typing sms, you must use space. It would be helpful if you write only 8 words in every line ( if your hand writing is big) and 8-10 words ( if your hand writing is small). This will surely help.
7. Make sure the ideas in your writing are connected using suitable sentence connectors.
8. Check your composition for errors.


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