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23 FEB 2012 DIRECTED WRITING ARTICLE - SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT Your school has organised various programmes in conjunction

with ‘World Environment Day’ and one of the programmes is an essaywriting competition. You decide to take part in the competition.

Based on the following notes, write your article.
On my opinion, Internet has both benefits and drawbacks. First of all, let me talk about the benefits first. As we know, Internet is mostly used by students. By surfing internet, students can visit various websites to assist their studies. The examples of popular websites are , , and They can visit the websites and revise their studies in more exciting way. Some of them are free. Students can visit it anytime they want. The websites also provide useful notes and exercises. At the same time, students can get additional information that they cannot find it in books. For instance, they can go to 'Google' or 'Yahoo' search engines to search for more ideas to write an essay. In short, Internet provides vast informations and knowledge which is very beneficial for the students.

AT HOME  Plant trees and other types of plants  Cut down on electricity consumption  Switch off lights and fans when not in use  Use compact fluorescent light bulbs  Avoid open air burning WHEN SHOPPING  Buy products which can be reused and recycled  Reduce purchases of products which generate wastes  Buy recycled products  Bring your own shopping bags ON THE ROAD  Use public transport whenever possible.
Next, most students will not attracted to surf knowledgeable websites, but wasting their time on other non-beneficial things. Wasting timeon Internet can cause students to neglect their studies. Not only time is wasted but also money. With the uses of more electricity non-stop, utility bills may increase dramatically. We just not pay for the electric bills but also internet monthly bills.

(eg. MRT, buses, trains)  Use your car less. Walk or cycle if it’s a short distance. A good way to exercise  Carpool. You can save on petrol and the wear and tear When writing the composition, you should remember to:     Provide a title [1] Give a suitable introduction [1] Include all the points given Write in paragraphs [35 marks]

Always buy products which can be reused and recycled such as the plastic containers.

Look at the essay and do the exercises to improve your writing skills.

Reduce purchases of products which generate toxic wastes. Instead. It is advisable to walk or . bottles and tissue papers. our world has been undergoing a lot of development and modernisation in the recent years and this has led to massive destruction of natural ecology as well as serious cases of pollution. Use compact fluorescent light bulbs instead of the ordinary incandescent light bulbs as they would help to save energy.
Last Monday morning, I decided to walk to school rather than to cycle there. The distance to school from my house is just a stone's throw away. As I lazily dragged myself to school.Suddenly,as fast as lightning, a group of boys whizzed pass me on their bicycles. They were racing with each other.

It is part of the effort of keeping our environment clean and green.SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT by Ali bin Abu Bakar Everyone wants to stay in a clean and healthy environment. The government has also encouraged us to buy recycled products.
However, as I said earlier, Internet also brings bad effects to its users. Firstly, it can encourage cyber crimes. Besides that, students who spend too much time on Internet may neglect their studies and do not finish their homework. This should be avoided as studies are important especially to teenagers.

Road users are encouraged to use public transport whenever possible. Our country is well-developed with LRTs and monorails. All of us have our individual roles to play in order to safeguard and protect our world from further destruction for ourselves as well as for our future generations.
Therefore, we must take it seriously. We must never race while cycling on the road.We must always cycle on the opposite side of the road and always wear protective gear when cycling. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure.

There are ways to preserve the environment also when we are on the road. We can always opt to limit the use of air conditioning and the release of the CFC gasses will cause the thinning of our ozone layer.
Adrian Ng 2. Much like a speech, an article often revolves around a particular aspect of a topic, be it the causes, effects, advantages etc. As such, an article should start off with a general overview of the topic before going into the main aspect being discussed. Again, newspaper and magazine articles are great examples of how we should go about structuring the content of an article.

we have to change our lifestyles when we go shopping also. We can also bring our own bags every time we go shopping to extend the effort. However. We can plant trees and other types of plants . Besides doing our parts at home.
Besides, Internet also offers entertainment. We canwatch videos of our favourite artists by just one click through 'Youtube' website. We can also watch favourite movies without paying. Plus, there are many artists born from 'Youtube'. So, fans can know more about the artists from Youtube. Meanwhile, provides tracks, videos and files that can be downloaded for free! Internet users can enjoy themselves at anytime watching their favourite artists' performance for free.

Besides. and our public transport system is also efficient enough to cater to all the residents especially the ones in the urban areas. Many shopping complexes and malls in Malaysia have implemented the policy of bringing one’s own shopping bags on every first Saturday of every month.
Nowadays, the use of Internet is increasing especially among adolescence or more accurately, students. The Internet issue is discussed by the adults and parents. Most of them are worried that the use of Internet is dangerous to their kids. Some others said that Internet may bring benefits to their children especially to those who will be sitting for an examination.

Switch off the lights and fans when they are not in use. we can bury our rubbish or send them to be recycled.This will provide us with fresh and clean oxygen as well as beautify the spaces we dwell in. We can change our lifestyles to suit the needs of our environment at home and also at our workplace. we should also use our car less. We should also cut down on electricity consumption. We should also avoid open burning because it will pollute our air badly.
Reading is probably one of the most beneficial and feasible activities that a man can do. It is through reading that a person is going to be able to discover new ideas, concepts, places, and people. Some people even describe reading as a journey that starts as the opening of a page, and finishes as the last page is turned. The reason why reading is so important is because reading is relaxing to our mind and soul; it is a way for children to reach out to the world, and it improves our thinking process.

we merely borrow it from our children’. Organic waste can be recycled to make compost or organic fertilizers for plants. it is also a good form of exercise for us. Another way we can practise in order to keep our environment healthy is to carpool when we go to work or school.

Although Internet can add more friends to our list, yet, it still can develop anti-social behaviour. Not all of the users use Internet to make friends, someof them only play video games or just sit down wayching videos on Youtube. They will only sit and ignore what is happening around them. The worst thing is, they may not realise that there is an earthquake out there! This anti-social behaviour may leads to health problems. The users will just stay at home and sit in front of computer and this will cause them to be lazy couch potatoes. It will also lead to obesity.

it is good if we can walk or cycle daily to school. ‘we do not own the earth. if we stay near the school. As one famous native American Indian once said. Then only the world will become a better place for everyone to live in. Reusing and recycling products will not only contribute to less waste but will reduce the purchases of unnecessary goods. . We should also refrain from other practices that harm the environment.
Do the preparation exercise first. Then do the other exercises.

We need to play our individual roles in this great fight for environment cleanliness not only for ourselves but also for our future generations.cycle if we are only travelling a short distance. we have the responsibility to keep and preserve a beautiful world so that the future generations can also enjoy it. Safeguarding the environment demands sacrifice and responsibility. Car pooling would not only ease traffic congestion on roads but it would also mean less carbon monoxide being released into the atmosphere. Not only it is environmentally friendly.
You recently attended a leadership camp organised by your school. At the camp, one of your friends was chosen as best camper. You have been asked to write an article about your friend for your school magazine. (SPM 2008)

For example. We can save on the petrol and also the wear and tear of our vehicle.

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