Thursday, September 8, 2016

SPM English Trial Novel Question 2016


*SPM TRIALS 2016 Question 33*

The following are the novels studied in the literature component in English Language.

Captain Nobody - Dean Pitchford
Dear Mr Kilmer - Anne Schraff
Sing to the Dawn - Minfong Ho
Choose any one of the novels above and answer the question below.

*MELAKA*
“We must have the courage to do the right thing”
Based on the novel that you have read, provide incidents from the novel that support this statement.

*JOHOR SDAHA*
“A brave man is not he who doesn’t feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
With close reference to the text, describe how this is portrayed by one of the characters and explain how this quality would benefit you.

*KEDAH*
It is important to stand up for what is right. Discuss how this is portrayed in the novel you have read. Support your answers with close reference to the text.

*KELANTAN*
“Family supports family.”
With close reference to the text, describe how this is portrayed by one of the characters and explain how this quality would benefit you.

*MRSM*
Suggest one character in the novel that you have read who you think has admirable qualities. Describe the character and give reasons for your choice with close reference to the text

*SABAH*
Suggest one character in the novel that you have read that you think is admirable.
Briefly describe the character and give reasons for your choice with close reference to the text.

*N9*
“People should be allowed to follow their dreams.”
Write about a character who wants to realize his or her dream. Support your answer with close reference to the text.

*SBP*
Which character in the novel you sympathize with? Explain why you sympathize with this character with close reference to the text.

*SELANGOR SET A*
‘Good values bring positive effects’
How far is this true in the novel that you have read? Support your answer with close reference to the text.

*SELANGOR SET B*
Write about an event that has shown you the importance of making a responsible decision. Support your answer with close reference to the text you have studied.

*SELANGOR SET C*
“This novel teaches us many lessons about life” Based on the novel that you have read, discuss the lessons you have learnt based on one incident. Support your answer with close reference to the text.

*SARAWAK*
“Having a strong family relationship is essential in one’s life.”
How is this shown in the novel you have read?
Support your answer with close reference to the text.

*TERENGGANU*
Based on one of the novels you have studied, choose an event that you find to be unforgettable. Explain why it is unforgettable to you. Support your answer with close reference to the text.

*PAHANG*
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you’
Write about the challenges that change one of the characters in the novel. Support your answer with the details from the novel.

*PENANG*
The main character is a strong willed person. How is this shown in the novel. Support your answer with close reference to the text.

*PERAK*
From the novel that you have learnt, describe an event that changes the life of a character and how the event affects his / her life and the people around him / her. Support your answer with close reference to the text.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Love Your Parents While They Are Still Alive


Everyone please read dis at least once ... it's superb!

One of the best I have read ...

A long time ago, there was a huge apple tree. A little boy loved to come and play around it every day. He climbed to the treetop, ate the apples, and took a nap under the shadow. He loved the tree and the tree loved to play with him.
Time went by, the little boy had grown up and he no longer played around the tree every day. One day, the boy came back to the tree and he looked sad.

“Come and play with me”, the tree asked the boy.

Boy: “I am no longer a kid, I do not play around trees anymore” the boy replied. “I want toys. I need money to buy them.”

Tree: “Sorry, but I do not have money, but you can pick all my apples and sell them. So, you will have money.”

The boy was so excited. He grabbed all the apples on the tree and left happily. The boy never came back after he picked the apples. The tree was sad.

One day, the boy who now turned into a man returned and the tree was excited.

“Come and play with me” the tree said.

“I do not have time to play. I have to work for my family. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?”

“Sorry, but I do not have any house. But you can chop off my branches to build your house.” So the man cut all the branches of the tree and left happily.

The tree was glad to see him happy but the man never came back since then. The tree was again lonely and sad.

One hot summer day, the man returned and the tree was delighted.

“Come and play with me!” the tree said.

“I am getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?” said the man.

“Use my trunk to build your boat. You can sail far away and be happy.”

So the man cut the tree trunk to make a boat. He went sailing and never showed up for a long time.

Finally, the man returned after many years.

“Sorry, my boy. But I do not have anything for you anymore. No more apples for you”, the tree said.

“No problem, I do not have any teeth to bite” the man replied.

Tree : “No more trunk for you to climb on.”

“I am too old for that now” the man said.

“I really cannot give you anything, the only thing left is my dying roots,” the tree said with tears.

“I do not need much now, just a place to rest. I am tired after all these years,” the man replied.

“Good! Old tree roots are the best place to lean on and rest, come sit down with me and rest.” The man sat down and the tree was glad and smiled with tears.

This is a story of everyone. The tree is like our parents. When we were young, we loved to play with our Mum and Dad.

When we grow up, we leave them; only come to them when we need something or when we are in trouble.

No matter what, parents will always be there and give everything they could just to make you happy.

You may think the boy is cruel to the tree, but that is how all of us treat our parents.

We take them for granted; we don’t appreciate all they do for us, until it’s too late.

~ Moral of the story ~

Treat your parents with loving care…. For you will know their value, when you see their empty chair…
We never know the love of our parents for us ... till we ourselves become parents or wen they are gone forever

Sunday, May 1, 2016

How to claim car insurance?


In any case, when making a police report, you must ALWAYS report that the CAR WAS STOLEN without your knowledge. If you reported it as the car was driven away when it was left in the car wash, no insurance will pay you. You can only sue the company for negligence. Advice: Let the professional do the report! I have a car crashed and broke a lamppost, and the towing agent told me to pay RM100 to let him and "the professional" do the standard report that can guarantee getting the insurance claims! I got the claims and escape paying for the broken lamppost!
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I was warned: If I were to report the actual reasons my way on how the car crashed, I won’t be able to get the insurance claims.
Note: Reasons such as tyre bursts, driver falls asleep, car skidded, heavy rain, car went out of control, road slipery etc
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All these reasons will be rejected by insurance companies and you get zero claims. It must be reported as an accident not because of your fault, the car's technical fault, road fault, weather fault but must put the blame on others as the cause of accident!
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You can declare yourself as the cause of accident, can still get the insurance claim, but the Police will fine you first RM300 and you have to pay for the replacement of the damaged lampost!
A Lamp post at Plus Highway will cost you RM4000 !
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In an unrelated event:

Loss of I.C. If you lose your IC and go to get a replacement at the Bahagian Pendaftaran, the fine is RM100 for a first offender.
If you lost your IC again, the fine will be doubled and so on. If you made the police report that your IC was pick-pocketed (somewhere, say Pasar Malam) the Bahagian Pendaftaran won’t fine you! You get the replacement for free within 24 hr! Just trying to out smart them.
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Same thing if you parked your car under a tree and a branch fell off and damaged your car. If you report as a parked car – your claim will not be entertained.
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You have to report that while you are driving your car, the branch fell and damaged your car.
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CAR INSURANCE CLAIM VOID...
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Be careful, if you have the habit of sending your car for car wash or other similar places such as car jockey at car park, while in shopping complex etc..
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Last year my cousin sent his Toyota Harrier for a car wash in the car park of Bangsar Shopping Complex while he had an appointment there. He handed the car keys to the car wash people and left the car park for his appointment.
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After the appointment he went to collect his car and the car wash
people told him that his car had been collected. HOW COULD IT BE!?
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After a prolonged argument without any results, he had no choice, but to make a police report... and follow up with an insurance claim.
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The insurance company rejected his claim because the car was not stolen. The point of contention was why he had handed over he car keys to someone unknown, and why he had not waited till the car washing was finished.
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So, be careful next time. If you really need to send your car for a car wash, better stay there and wait for your car, if not, this may happen to you..
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Please share this message to all your friends to warn them.
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If you hand over the keys of your car for someone to take care example :- Car Wash, Car Park and on your return if the Car is 'taken' away, Insurer WILL NOT PAY for the 'Loss'.
NOTES FROM AN INSURANCE AGENT:

1. WILL NOT PAY FOR SUCH A LOSS.
2. IF YOU LEAVE YOUR CAR ENGINE RUNNING AND YOUR CAR DOORS UNLOCKED, WHILE YOU POP INTO THE GROCERY STORE FOR EVEN A FEW SECONDS, AND SOMEONE DRIVES YOUR CAR AWAY, THE INSURANCE COMPANY WILL NOT PAY.