Saturday, August 23, 2008

Directed Writing Question - SPM 2003


Your class would like to make a trip after the end-of-year examination. You are the class monitor. You get a message from your teacher, who is away from school, asking you to discuss with the students where they would like to go. You have been given the following information on the two trips.

Write a formal letter to your teacher stating the choice made by your class and give reasons for the choice.

Trip to the City

- DATE: 15 - 17 December
- DURATION: 3 days and 2 nights
- Places of interest:
• Art gallery
• Shopping complexes
• Parks and gardens
• Zoos
• Museums

Trip to the Seaside

- DATE: 2 - 4 December
- DURATION: 3 days and 2 nights
- Activities:
• Swimming
• Boat rides
• Games on the beaches
• Jungle trekking
• Campfires

When writing the formal letter you should remember to:

- make a choice of one trip
- give reasons using all the information given on the trip of your choice

Sample Answer

Juliana bt Mat Deris,
142, Taman Berangan,
09600 Slim River,
Perak Darul Ridzuan.


Puan Kamaliah bt Aliff,
106, Taman Oriental,
39600 Slim River,
Perak Darul Ridzuan.
10 October 2003

Dear Madam,

Decisions on trip to the seaside

After having discussed with the students regarding the trip we have planned after the end-of-year examination, we have decided to carry on the trip to the seaside.

2. The trip to the seaside was decided because the students say that the cost for the trip, which is about RM80 per person, is cheaper and it is affordable for every student. Besides that, the students feel that the idea of staying in camps is good, which will enable us to enjoy ourselves during our stay at the seaside for 3 days and 2 nights.

3. Not only that, all of us considered that the date proposed that is from 2 to 4 December is convenient because it is the beginning of the month and many of us will be able to make it for the trip. Many of us will be going out for holidays with our family members around the end of the month.

4. Moreover, we think that the activities proposed will be very enjoyable. The proposed activities, which include swimming, boat riding, games on the beach, jungle trekking and campfires would help to create stronger ties between students.

5. Therefore, we will be very happy if you could arrange the trip to the seaside as soon as you come back to school. We are hoping to see you soon at school.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Form 5 Neon Monitor

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