Friday, 29 June 2012

CW-Descriptive essay-Scene of a rainy day.-Nur Rasyidah Aliah bt Zawawi

Rain is a great blessing after the summer heat. In India the scorching heat of the summer months of May and June causes great suffering to animal and plant-life alike. The Earth gets parched and cracked at places. Hot winds blow, animals wander is search of drinking water and no birds sing. Then follow the welcome rains in July and all breathe a sigh of relief.
It was the 15th of July. As I got up early in the morning, I found that a pleasant breeze was blowing and clouds were gathering in the sky. Soon there was lightening and thunder. I had to reach the college at ten for the first period. When I started from home at quarter to ten there was no rain. Still as a precautionary measure, I took my raincoat with me. I hardly was on the road for five minutes, when rain drops began to fall. I hurried along. Soon it began to rain in torrents.
I was well protected by my raincoat, but other students were not so lucky. When I reached the school, I found that the attendance was disappointing and most of the students, who turned up, were fully drenched. As the downpour continued, the college had to be closed for the day. We were glad it was a holiday.
It continued to rain like cats and dogs for some time more. We waited in the gallery in front of our classroom. Loud thunder still continued, with flashed of lightening for time to time. The sky was covered with black clouds as far as the eyes could see. The gutter spouts were all over-flowing. There was water everywhere.
As the rain abated a little, we started for our homes. At places the road was overflowing with the water and it was with very great difficulty that we could made-through it. By the time I reached home, I was wet to the skin in spite of my raincoat. Mother at once prepared tea and I took four cups of it.I  began to feel a little cold.
By the afternoon, the rain stopped. Now there was only a light drizzle. Some of my friends came to my house and we now decided to walk  to a nearby garden to enjoy the various scenes and sights.On our way to the garden, we found that at several places by the road side, rain water had accumulated in the form of shallow pools. Many children were playing by the side of such pools. Some were floating their paper boats in them.The beauty of the garden refreshed our minds and souls. A soft, pleasant breeze was blowing. All the trees and plants that had been just washed appeared very beautiful and pleasant. The natural beauty of the flowers appeared more charming still. A soft pleasant smell pervaded every place. The clouds had nearby cleared by now and a beautiful rainbow had appeared in the sky. Our hearts leapt up with joy to behold its beauty. As the time of sunset approached a soft  light appeared on the western sky. One of my friends was a good flute player. He played several popular tunes on his flute to our great delight. Music was specially charming in that pleasant atmosphere.
There was a tea-stall outside the garden. We decided to have some tea. One of us went to the stall and ordered tea and hot "Pakoras". We sat on the lawn beside the fountain and took out tea to the murmuring of the flowing water. From time to time, tiny jokes further increased our enjoyment.Some of us wanted to visit a historical site nearby, but it was rather late in the evening.We decided to return home. We had a pleasant day. I had never enjoyed such a picnic in a garden before. At home, dinner was ready. It was followed by a cup of tea. Then I went to bed earlier than  usual. I dreamed of the events of the day and specially of our delightful picnic in the Company Garden. Such joys can never be forgotten. A rainy day is indeed, a great blessing.

By : Nur Rasyidah Aliah bt Zawawi
Ptd7 – class of sir rosdi

CW-descriptive essay-Describe your visit to an orphanage home-Ahmad Kamil bin Mustaqim Secretary of English Language Society SMK Kampung Laut.

A visit to Seri Kasih Orphanage Home
The first week of the last school holidays was a memorable and meaningful moments for the members of the English Language Society of SMK Kampung Laut.The society has organized a special trip to Seri Kasih Orphanage Home on May 31st the first day of school holidays at Kampung Delima,Batu 8, Pasir Putih.There were a total of 75 students involved of whom 40 of  are male students of form four and five while 35 female students comprising mainly of form 3 and 4 students.There were 4 accompanying teachers,Sir Rosdi,teacher-advisor of SMK Kampung Laut  English Language Society,Teacher Madihah,our senior science teacher,Puan Marini,our Bahasa Melayu teacher and finally Mr Kim Lian Hing,our Physical Education teacher.We started our 45 minutes journey with two special chartered buses sponsored by Dato’ Hj Karim,the chairman of PIBG of SMK Kampung Laut.We reached the orphanage home about 9.15 a.m.

We were greeted by the matron,Puan Seri Hajjah Maimunah and her delegations.The cheerful and estatic feelings of the orphans really touched our hearts.Puan Seri started with a welcoming speech.All eyes were on her and many wiped their tears at the end of her speech when many tragic stories of the orphans were revealed.We could see that there were a strong unity among the 95 orphans and they were really superb on their manners and etiquettes.We just loved the ways they behaved and lived within their circles.Sir Rosdi reciprocated with a short but very meaningful speech and then presented the cheque of RM1000 donated by the students of SMK Kampung Laut. The morning activities started with a gotong royong project viz cleaning-up of surau and the main hall. The students were made up of 15 groups of 5 students each while some senior orphans were also lending their hands.Then the outdoor programme followed with telematches held for the female students while the male had a friendly volleyball matches.
We had a short break at around 11.30a.m and later served with a light refreshment.

The next programmae started when all the students and the orphans were requested to assemble  at Seri Kasih main hall for the talentime show.We were entertained by the hidden talents of the orphans particularly on the group singing of nashid and coral speaking.Some of our students also joined the talent show by presenting some classical and malay traditional songs aided by 3 plus one music.
Then we had our lunch and dzohor prayer at around 1.30 p.m.We were served with very sumptuous and appetizing ikan bakar and beryani rice.
Our next programme started at around 2.30 p.m with one hour tuition sessions where our form 4 and 5 students willingly broke up into small groups assisting the form 3 orphans mainly on Mathematics and English subjectsThen our own form 3 students were together with form 1 and 2 orphans discussing on some school works and assignments.It was indeed a short but very helpful sessions.Most of the orphans were very hardworking and dedicated students.Some of them topped the classes and had flying colours results.

Our last programme was photograpy and souvenirs sessions.We brought beautiful souvenirs and presented to each and every orphans.They were beaming with joy and many had agreed to treat our senior students as adopted brothers and sisters.Besides we also presented large hampers which consisted of chocolates,biscuits,  nuts and fresh fruits.The matron,Puan Seri Hajjah Maimunah presented her closing speech and invited all of us to come back next year for another great programmes.We left Seri Kasih Orphanage Home at about 4 p.m.Many of us had cherished the good memories and glad that we had performed our social responsibility with the residents of Seri Kasih Orphanage Home.We would certainly love to come back next year with many great programmes in hand.

Ahmad Kamil bin Mustaqim
Secretary of English Language Society
SMK Kampung Laut.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

CW-SYAFIQ ROSMAN MAAHAD MUHAMMADI K/BHARU-Write an essay begining with: It was the first time I saw her and

Continous writing: Write an essay begining with: It was the first time I saw her and...................

It was the first time I saw her and I decided to go near her. Her face was very gloomy. I felt very sorry for her. "There must be something wrong" I said to myself. When I was in front of her, I could see that her eyes were brimming with tears. I was touched to see her. I greeted her with a smile and then I quickly sit beside her. She glanced at me with a force smile and I knew she was not in her usual mood.  I kept quiet for a while and took a deep breathe.“What actually happen?”I asked reluctantly although I knew she would not be interested to answer me.Then she started again.I could hear her sobbings.It was very unpleasant to see a woman's crying but I could not do anything as I was not as good as a mother in calming people. I waited for a while until she turned calm.

 Then she started to talk in a very soft tone. “You know what Syafiq,I have lost my dearest cousin,Hanim,she has not returned home almost 5 days and till now there is no news yet”.How did this pretty lass know my name.I am baffled.“You must be Aliya,aren’t you,the girl I  spoke on phone two days ago regarding a missing cousin”.I  recalled vividly and now I know the girl I admire through my facebook contact is sitting right beside me.She just nodded her head.
 As I further recalled,I knew Aliya came from a well to do family and Hanim is indeed a problematic girl.She has too many boyfriends and like to loitre at shopping complexes and snooker centres.Hanim is only the only girl in the family.Her father has passed away due to breathing complications years ago.Her mum is working and putting very little attention to her only daughter.Infact Hanim spent her time mostly with Aliya’s family.I knew both Aliya and Hanim were indeed beautiful and attractive.Both of them are still the undergraduates at Universiti Malaysia Kelantan,(UMK).They were pursuing on the same degree and need another semester to finish up.Soon Aliya’s celullar phone ringing, “What?I dont get you,Hanim.What happened actually”.Aliya looked very disturbed and the line was cut off from a public telephone.Then she stood up and walked away few metres from me and started calling somebody.I would made a rough guess.It could be her mum.
“Syafiq,I am sorry,this is too personal,Hanim is in big trouble.All I could say is that Hanim is now at LPC(Ladies protection centre)at Gombak.She is now 5 months pregnant”.
I was speechless although I could guess Hanim would be in that situation knowing her wild characters. 
That night,Aliya messaged me and told she would be in LPC the next morning with her mum.She told me that she would explain the whole mess when she come back from LPC then.    

I waited for couple of days but there were no news on Aliya’s returning home to Kota Bharu.I was totally speechless and dumbfounded when I saw on the frontpage of a leading newspaper.It was Aliya’s picture.“My god.How could this thing happen to me” My eyes were brimming with tears.Aliya’s is dead now.The journey to Gombak on a Mutiara luxury bus was her last.I cried so loud that shocked my mum.Aliya was so sweet and nice and she is very much better than Hanim.I told my mum that I wanted to be at Aliya’s home tonight.Her body would be flown to Kota Bharu via a mercy TUDM flight.
I knew this is just a short and simple dream.Meeting Aliya within such a short time is my sweetest moment.But somebody must pass this disturbing news to Hanim.Hanim’s mother would not be bothered anymore.I think I want to break this news to Hanim then.But then who am I?

syafiqrosman,-maahad muhammadi kota bharu,kelantan


Some guys in high school are “all that”. They have everything going for them ; they hang out with the right people, they got the looks and they are so popular that they have half the girl population in school drooling over them. Plus, they are unreachable. In so many words, that is how I would categorize  Jason. He was a cool guy and I loved everything about him especially with those big brown eyes of his. To me, he was perfect. I had a huge crush on him the first time i saw him. But of course, that was all he could be to me. A crush. I would always be this ordinary girl who hung out with my friends, pretending not to care about anything else but secretly glancing in his direction every now and then. He had always been the person who everyone would looked up to and respected. Compared to him, i felt like i was insignificant.
My best friend, Anne would never fail to remind me that we were not meant to be. In fact, she told me that if people knew I had a crush on him, they would probably laugh their brains off. It was as if i was this commoner who had a huge crush on my king.
Although we were never formally introduced, somehow our paths crossed. He talked to me one day when we were both late for class. He said hi to me and asked me of why i was late. Naturally, i pretended to be unaffected and answered him right back. After that, i headed to class. I was happy. He recognized me as a living, breathing object that went to the same school. If I were a gymnast, I would have done several back flips to release this flying-feeling in me. Honestly, it felt as if someone had poured a glass of cold water in my head when he spoke to me.
                After that incident, we casually chatted when we see each other during recess. Nothing personal, just some small talk that would last a minute or two.
                One day, Anne ’s cousin from abroad came to visit her. She would be staying at Anne ’s house for a week. Her name was Hanna. We were introduced, and I liked her immediately. She was nice, funny, down to earth and a model back home. She had the most beautiful eyes, and well, I just had eyes. There was nothing to hate about her. Anne and I both loved hanging out with her that we decided to ask her to join us in school one time. Unknowingly, I initiated my own suffering.
                 When we went to school the next day, everybody turned their heads towards Hanna. She had those foreign looks and well, she was a model. Everything was going well until she saw Jason. Guess what? She decided that she has a crush on him. Worse, she wanted to date him. She asked me to introduced them. I felt I had no other choice. I introduced them and told Jason that she wanted to go out with him. To my disgust, he willingly agreed. I could have strangled myself or even better, I could have strangled him.
                The next day, rumors about their relationship spread very fast at school. I could not believe that they could fall for each other in just one day, It’s just impossible. I can still feel the stabbing pain in me. It was totally unfair that my crush become hers.
                The day Hanna was leaving to go back home, Anne decided to stay at home and spend some time with her while I went to school. At the end of the day, Jason approached me and asked if I could take him over to see Hanna before she left. After some persuasion, I finally gave in. Unfortunately, he would not be seeing my rival without a cost. I got in his car and gave directions to Anne ’s house, making sure he took the longest way possible to get there. When we were nearing Anne 's house, I pretended to be lost and I led him around in circles until the car almost ran out of gas.
                After talking and hugging and saying goodbye to Hanna, it was time to leave. Although I liked her a lot, I was secretly glad to see her go. Jason offered to take me home, and this time I gave him better directions. What a lame way to get even.
                After Hanna left, Jason and I got even closer. We would hang out sometimes with Anne and share more than just small talk. He would even join us for lunch. I now know why he was so popular. He was incredibly nice and fun to be with. Sometimes, I felt like letting him know how i felt about him but was too afraid of what his reactions might be. Therefore, I kept my mouth shut and just wait.
                On Thursday, while I was busy doing an experiment with Anne in the laboratory, my teacher asked me to hand over yesterday’s homework. I told her that I left it on my desk in my classroom. So, I dash out of the class and ran as fast as my feet could carry me. I turned a corner and entered my classroom. There was nobody there of course but something had caught my eyes. A bright blue letter was perched neatly on top of my pile of books. I moved closer to my desk and took it with my rather trembling hands. My name was written on it. It was from Jason. My heart was pounding as I read it. I found out that he liked me even before he met Hanna. He also wrote that he never had the courage to let me know, because he would never thought I would like him, especially after he met Hanna. I was overwhelmed. After all these times, he liked me. Is it a dream or reality?



You are assigned to present a speech in your class entitled, “READING WIDENS OUR KNOWLEDGE”.Prepare your speech in not less than 350words.Make your speech as interesting as possible.
                                READING WIDENS OUR KNOWLEDGE.
A very good morning to my class teacher,Puan Azah Shawati,my English teacher,Sir Rosdi Hanafiah and all my colleagues.Indeed I am very happy to talk on a very interesting topic this morning, “READING WIDENS OUR KNOWLEDGE”.

Reading is something that you enjoy doing it.Nobody in this world will force you to read.It is your own decision.If you think you want to go for self improvement then reading helps you.You upgrade your knowledge and you upgrade yourself in many ways comparable to those who do not read.We as students spend a lot of our time on reading.Why are we doing this?What benefits do we get?Why must we spend so much time on reading?

Reading is bridging a knowledge and to get the knowledge is when you read more.Those who read more,his knowledge is abundant.He is respected and honoured.Those who read less,his knowledge is limited.He is out of place and will be left behind in all aspects of life.One good example is to look at your teacher.Most of them will refer to reading materials before they enter the class.This helps them to teach more effectively.We as students will certainly gain. This whole process make us wanting to earn more knowledge.Now what else do we gain through reading?Let me tell you from my
own experiences.I have read hundreds of story books both in Bahasa Melayu and English.I learn many new words everytime when I read new book.I widen my vocabulary.I am able to construct sentences particularly in English.If I do not understand I shall ask my English  teacher to assist me.So when my teacher give me assignment to do essay in English,I have no difficulty at all.I am able to express what I want to write in my essay.Thus this is the benefit when you do a lot of reading.

Another advantage that I have  when I do a lot of reading is my level of comprehension is better.I should be able to answer the questions on comprehension within minutes.I do not have to read maybe three,four or five times in order to answer the questions.This saves  me a lot of time.I would score high marks on comprehension and at the same time I enjoy reading the passages.

I love to share my final point why I say reading helps to widen the knowledge.You see most of us today are not so keen on reading.They do not want to read whether newspapers, magazines or bulletin.So they miss lot of information and news.Moreover they are not aware of things happening around them or even right in front of their eyes.Most of them like to do other unimportant things like playing video games,chit chatting on the internet and loitering in the shopping complexes.So I shall say more READING will give you the edge over your friends.You are able to share and quote people’s experiences and you are able to know what are the current events happening locally and internationally.
So dear colleagues,please take this advantage.If you have all the time in the world-START READING AND READ THE SELECTED GOOD MATERIALS –THE KNOWLEDGE THAT YOU GAIN IS SO VALUABLE THAT NO MONEY CAN BUY.

Thank you.

Wan Habsah bte Wan Mohammad
Tuisyen Dinamis,Kubang Kerian.