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26. In about 140 words, write a paragraph to discuss travel as a means of education.
In the past travel was considered an essential part of education. Poets and writers realised the value of travel and went out to other countries in search of knowledge. A man’s education was not completed until he had visited foreign lands. That travel broadens the mind cannot be denied. Those who remain within the confines of their homes are cut off from the outside world. As a result, they develop a narrow outlook on life. But those who travel come into contact with various types of people whose ways of life are completely different from theirs. They see things with their own eyes and have a better understanding of the affairs of the world.The impressions that they receive while they travel remain fresh in their minds for many years, and all false impressions and ideas are removed from their minds.
27. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about the country you would like to visit.
I have heard much about the beauty of the East as well as the West, about the wonderful islands in the Pacific and also in the Atlantic. In short, the whole world seems to be full of beautiful places. The country that I would like to visit, however, is the United States of America. My knowledge of the United States of America is derived from the geography and history books that I have read, the films that I have seen and the stories that I have heard from people who have visited this country. The United States of America is a vast country with a mixed population. People from many different lands have come and settled here. This mixture of different races of people with different customs, religions, cultures and abilities have created a nation unique in history.
28. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about good manners.
Good manners play an important part in maintaining peace and good- will in a community. A man who has good manners does not hurt the feelings of others, and therefore he is on good terms with his friends and neighbors and also with others. In this way he helps to keep peace in society. But a man whose manners are bad has no respect for others. He uses words carelessly and behaves rudely towards other and causes a lot of ill- will and unpleasantness. In the end, it is he himself who suffers the most. Everyone avoids him and he is forced to live almost in isolation. To live well in a society, money alone is not enough. We should also have good manners, for it is human nature to seek friendship; and friendship cannot be bought with money.
29. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about choosing a career.
It is not easy to choose a career today. Hundreds of students are leaving schools and universities every year to seek employment in the various professions, though employment opportunities are not increasing proportionately. As a result, there is a lot of unemployment. The inability of the various professions to absorb all those seeking employment makes the choice of a career more difficult. Before one leaves school or university, one has many plans, confident that choosing a career will not be difficult. But when the time comes to choose a career, one finds that there are others with better qualifications waiting to enter the same profession. Disillusioned, one then looks for any kind of employment. In this way, many who wanted to become police, inspectors or field assistants in the rubber estates in this country, become teachers instead, and many who wanted to become teachers, have become clerks.
30. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about a visit to a zoo.
The zoo is an artificial forest created by man. Though there are few trees compared with the natural forest, the animals, birds and other creatures found in the zoo must always remind us of the forest. It is indeed an interesting place to visit. Until I visited the zoo at Johore Bahru, a few months ago, I had no idea how informative a visit to a zoo might be. Though the zoo at JohoreBahru is not big, I found many kinds of interesting animals and other creatures there. Lions, tigers and other animals were moving about lazily in their cages. Some of the animals appeared to be bored, and they took little interest in the visitors. The monkeys, however, showed their natural agility. Whenever they saw a visitor, they ran towards him and begged for something to eat.
31. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about the importance of the newspaper.
The newspaper, today, plays a vital role in human affairs. Its importance has not been diminished by the appearance of the radio or the television. Men no longer have travel to get information. The newspaper has become the main source of information about local and foreign affairs. Though the radio and television convey important news and messages quicker than the newspaper, they seldom give the details of an incident. The newspaper, on the other hand, gives not only more details about a particular incident but it also contains more new items. This is of great importance today when political changes occur with a rapidity unknown before. Besides, the newspaper is easier to carry and it could be read at any time during the day. Further, the permanence of the printed word helps one to refresh one’s memory of certain facts and incidents reported in the past.
32. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about the things that you like the most.
There are so many things around us that one finds it hard to have a special preference for a few particular things. I, however,take a special interest in motor-car and television. Motor-cars have always fascinated me. Since my childhood I have been travelling in motor-cars, and I have visited hundreds of places in this country. I have been to remote villages and almost all the towns, large and small. Travel has broadened my outlook on life. I have met various types of people, and my knowledge of the people and places of this country has increased greatly. If I am at homeor if I am walking along a road, I feel the urge to travel as soon as I see a car. It is because of motor-cars that I am able to do various types of work.
33. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about your hobby.
To have a hobby is to know how to spend one’s leisure moments. A hobby, besides providing an avenue of escape from boredom,can also add to one’s knowledge of human affairs. My hobby is reading. When my day’s work is over, I sit down in the privacy of my room and read the newspaper. Reading the newspaper is like travelling round the world. As I read about the developments in the various parts of the world, I fell that I am there myself observing the incidents. I also feel that I am having contacts with many leaders and peoples of the world. This feelingis a source of pleasure to me. By reading the newspaper I have acquired a better knowledge of the world. I am aware of what scientists, economists and politicians are doing to make this world a better place to live in.
34. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about the advantages and disadvantages of the cinema.
Cinemas are a common sight nowadays. They are foundin every town. The existence of so many cinemas reflects their popularity. They have indeed become the most popular places of entertainment. As it is so popular, the cinema exerts a profound influence on the minds of many people, young and old. The influence is sometimes good, and sometimes it is bad. Films showing criminal activities and the sensual desires of man have caused much harm to many youths. Some youths have become criminals themselves though almost every film shows how the good always triumphs over the evil. Often, however, the cinema helps to spread knowledge. There are many films which show the activities of the various races of people living inthe remote regions of the earth. Some films show how man has struggled through the centuries to make the world a better place to live in.
35. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about the importance of examinations.
Life today has become so complex that examinations have come to play an important part in one’s educational career. Examinations are considered so important that most students are afraid of them. The ability to pass an examination is indeed a valuable quality. It shows that the student is able to express his thought and ideas to a manner others can understand. It also shows that the student has acquired a certain amount of knowledge in some branches of study. Besides, the mind of a student, even if he is dull, receives good exercise when he prepares for an examination. A student’s success in an examination, therefore, helps employers and others to assess his mental or general ability. Some people, however, argue that examinations test only a certain kind of skill. They say that many people have a good memory and a special ability to pass examinations.
36. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about a weekin hospital.
I had always dreaded the thought of being admitted to hospital. The peculiar smell of the hospital, the sight of deformed and critically ill persons and dead bodies in the hospital are things that I had always wished toavoid. But a serious illness sometime ago necessitated my admission to the General Hospital in Malacca. Though I was seriously ill and required special attention, yet the knowledge that I was in the hospital made me feel miserable during the first few days. The clothes that I had to wear in the hospital were uncomfortable and the food was tasteless. At night, when all the patients were asleep, I used to wake up and think of what might happen it the dead bodies in the mortuary nearby came back to life. I also thought of the patients who might die at anytime.
37. In about 140 words, write a paragraph to discuss “fire is a good servant but a bad master”.
How man first learnt to use fire is still unknown, but it is known that even the most primitive man, centuries ago, found it to be of great service to him as it is to us today. Man, in his early days, did not cook his food. He ate everything raw, including meat and fish. But the discovery of fire changed his eating habits completely. He now learnt to cook his food; and, when he found that cooked food was more delicious, fire became an important thing in his life. But fire has to be kept under strict control, for its capacity to destroy his great. Once it is out of control, it will destroy life and property at tremendous speed and the world has lost things worth millions of dollars because of fire.
38. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about an accident I have witnessed.
One rainy day last year, while I was returning homefrom Mersing, a town in the east coast of Malaysia, I witnessed an accident which I shall never forget. I was returning home in my father’s car. In the distance there was a narrow bridge. A lorry was coming from the opposite direction. The driver of the small car lost control of the car which skidded and plunged into the swollen river. When we arrived at the bridge, we were touched deeply by what we saw. Two children were struggling in the river and we could do nothing to save them. Their mother, as we came to know later, was at the bottom of the river, trapped in the car, and they were swept away by the rush of the current and drowned. It was indeed a very touching scene and I shall never forget this day.
39. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about the importance of good roads in a country.
Good roads are essential for the development of a country. The Romans realised this centuries ago, and wherever they established themselves, they tried to improve the roads there. Today, the governments of all countries in the world are building more and more roads to gain access to the remotest regions of their countries. Roads link towns and villages and enable the peopleof one place to communicate with the people of another place. When food is scarce in one place, it can be brought from another place without much difficulty. Even things which cannot be produced in one region can be brought from another region where they are produced in abundance. The invention of motor-vehicles has made it easy to transport goods from place to place. The better the roads the more goods can be transported in a very short time. Thus, trade is improved.
40. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about life in the village.
The village has always been known to be a place of peace and quiet. The scattered houses among hundreds of plants and treesat once indicate the lack of activity in the village. The workers in the village leave their homes early in the morning to work in the plantations or towns nearby. Some have their own plantations, and some make certain articles in their homes to sell them in thetowns. A few of the villagers, including women, go out to catch fish in the streams and rivers found in the village. Though the people of the village do not usually learn much, yet they seem to be contented. In the afternoon, most of the villagers are at home. Some of them take a nap after lunch; some work in their small gardens, and some visit the small shops in the village.
41. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about your favourite author.
My favourite author is William Shakespeare, a man who has written enough for immortality. Though a few hundred years have elapsed since the death of Shakespeare and volumes have been written on the life and work of this great writer, his early life still remains a subject for speculation and conjecture. It is generally believed that Shakespeare had very little schooling. Yet his keen intellect and mastery of language have earned for him the appreciation and applause of the literary world. Shakespeare’s fame, ‘I think, originates from his ability to identify his readerswith the characters in his stories. In most of his stories we find reflections of our own experiences. This shows strikingly that Shakespeare had an insight into ‘human nature and the problems of life. His tragedies such as “Macbeth’ and “Hamlet” clearly show his deep knowledge of the human mind.
42. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about a frightening experience.
I am not one who is frightened easily; but I must admit that one night I saw a figure that struck terror into my heart. It was a moonlit-night. I was returning home on foot from a town a few miles away. As I was walking, I could hear the noises made by squirrels, insects and owls. Suddenly, I caught sight of an old lady, a short distance away. Her head was covered with a white cloth, and she was waving to me. Curious to know why she was there at that time of the night, I stopped for a while. As I stood there, however, vague memories of stories about ghosts began to come back to my mind. I was soon gripped with fear and took to my heels. I ran as fast as I could, and when I reached home I could hardly speak.
43. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about the value of higher education.
Since the dawn of civilization, great thinkers likePlato and Aristotle have been doing their utmost to spread education to the remotest corners of the earth. It is realised that education develops the intellect and enables one to discriminate between the good and the bad. More and more universities and other education institutions are therefore being opened in all parts of the world to provide higher education. In almost every country today, there is a lot of unemployment. Only those who have received a high standard of education are able to secure high positions in society and in the various professions. It has therefore become necessary for many people to attend institutions or higher learning to improve their prospects of employment. Higher education confers many other benefits. It broadens the mind and increases one’s powers of thinking, reasoning and imagination.
44. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about the rainy season.
When the grass dry, the trees have lost their leaves, the rivers have very little water in them and the fields are parched, everyone prays for the coming of rain. But when it continues to rain for several days, there are prayers everywhere for the rain to stop, for heavy and continuous rain often causes great hardship to many people, especially in the equatorial region. The rainy season is therefore welcomed at times, and at other times, it is hated. In equatorial countries like Malaysia, the rainy season often causes much damage to crops, life and property. People who work in the paddy-fields, rubber and other plantations have to stop their work for sometime. As a result, they lose income and suffer hardship. Farmers too suffer as they have to stop selling vegetables and poultry for a few days. Even school children experience a lot of inconvenience.
45. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about the importance of water.
Since the beginning of time, water has continued tobe an important thing to all living things. Without water nothing could live. We may change our food according to the climate of a place but we find no substitute for water. Man has always looked for pure fresh water to slake his thirst. Water not only quenches our thirst but it is also a source of food to us. From the sea we catch large quantities of fish and other creatures. We use water to irrigate our lands to produce crops. Many parts of the world are dry and barren because there is no water there. People in such places lead a very hard life. Even the plants and animals find it a real struggle to survive. They can obtain water only by some means of ingenuity.
46. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about how I spend my time after school.
As I am now preparing for an important examination which will be held at the end of this year, I spend most of my time reading my books. There are, however, a few other things that I sometimes do during my leisure. As soon as Ireach home everyday after school. I have my lunch quickly in order to have as much time as possible to read my books. Eating quickly is not good for health but I have topass my examination. Therefore, the more I am able to read the more certain I can be ofpassing my examination. It is for this reason that I read my books for about two hours after lunch everyday. After reading in the afternoon, I have my bath and then a cup of tea. After that I go out to my friend’s house nearby.
47. In about 140 words, write a paragraph aboutthe things I dislike the most.
There are many things that most people dislike. The things that I dislike the most are noise, crowds and laziness. Noise disturbs me greatly. This is why I do not like to live in a city where noise predominates. From dawn till mid-night, vehicles run to and for in the city to make the place extremely noisy. The noise is further increased by the voices of thousands of people engaged in all kinds of activity and the sounds of other things such as busy factories and machines. For this reason, the very thought of going to a city distasteful to me. In the same way, I also dislike crowds. Crowds make movement difficult. If a place is crowded, it is not easy tomove about or do any work. If we are in a hurry to go somewhere, a crowd can delay our progress.
48. In about 140 words, write a paragraph aboutthe things you enjoy doing.
I do many things everyday but the things I enjoy doing most are picking flowers and preparing my school lessons. As a girl of fourteen years of age, I help my mother everyday. My mother is a very religious lady. Everyevening, before her prayers, I go out in search of flowers which she needs during her prayers. I must admit that looking for flowers around my house is a very pleasant exercise. I go to all our neighbours’ gardens where a great variety of flowers can be found. Our neighbours are very kind and they allow me to pick as many flowers as 1 like. They are so beautiful and colourful that they make the gardens the best place to visit in our area. Once I am in these gardens I spend a long time to pick flowers because of the pleasure of walking inside the gardens.
49. In about 140 words, write a paragraph toexpress your opinion on the importance of studying geography.
Geography is a fascinating subject. It reveals all the wonderful changes and activities that have been going on in the world since the beginningof time. By reading geography we learn not only about our own country but also aboutcountries beyond the seas. We also learn about the mountains, oceans, islands, lakes, volcanoes, the winds and a number of other very interesting things about the world and the universe. Among the important things that we learn in Geography are the infinite varieties of creatures. plants, birds and land features that exist in the world. We know thatthere are millions of creatures: small and large, of various kinds in all parts of the earth. We also know that many of the early creatures have now become extinct, while many of them have changed from their original forms. Reading about all these is indeed very interesting.
50. In about 140 words, write a paragraph aboutthe importance of rivers.
Rivers have been very useful to men in all parts ofthe earth since very early times. They provide water to slake the thirst of men, to fertilize their lands and to provide a means of communication for the goods that they transport from place to place. Early civilization began on the banks of the great rivers of the world, such as the Nile and the Indus. These rivers provided the water, the people on their banks needed for all their purposes. As people in those early days did not have the transport facilities that we have today . They had to live close to the rivers to transport their goods to places along the rivers and to draw the water that they needed. Rivers not only provided water for their domestic needs and agricultural purposes but also enabled the people to move along their banks.