Peperiksaan PMR Tahun 2013 (Tahun Terakhir). Bahasa Inggeris Kertas 1, 2 (English Language Paper 1, 2 PMR year 2013. Board of Examination, Ministry of Education Malaysia)
Poem from Paper 2, Sec B – MR. NOBODY
I know a funny little man, As quiet as a mouse, Who does the mischief that is done In everybody’s house!
There’s no one ever sees his face, And yet we all agree That every plate we break was cracked By Mr. Nobody.
‘Tis he who always tears our books, Who leaves the door ajar, He pulls the buttons from our shirts, And scatters pins afar;
That squeaking door will always squeak, For, prithee, don’t you see, We leave the oiling to be done By Mr. Nobody.
He puts damp wood upon the fire, That kettles cannot boil; His are the feet that bring in mud, And all the carpets soil.
The papers always are mislaid, Who had them last but he? There’s no one tosses them about But Mr. Nobody.
The finger marks upon the door By none of us are made; We never leave the blinds unclosed, To let the curtains fade;
The ink we never spill; the boots That lying round you see Are not our boots – they all belong To Mr. Nobody.
Writing Summary, Paper 2, Sec C
The school holidays are something that students look forward to, eagerly. However, some may find that they have nothing useful to do during this time.
Consequently, parents can plan activities to help keep their children occupie4) For instance, they can send them to holiday camps. Alternatively, they can encourage them to attend motivational workshops.
Meanwhile, ,travel agencies can also play a role here. They can help offer interesting and cost-saving packages. Students, conversely, can use this opportunity to visit places of interest in the country.
Apart from this, the Rakan Muda Programme initiated by the authorities provides opportunities for students to participate in a variety of outdoor activities. These include camping, jungle-trekking and other adventurous activities.
Being quite free during the holidays, some students can lend a helping hand to their parents either with domestic chores or with other tasks. This helps ease their parents’ workload.
Students can also use the holidays to catch up with their hobbies. This would be the perfect period for them to actively indulge in their favourite activities like swimming, dancing and aerobics. Meanwhile, those who are weak in studies can utilise this time towards improving themselves academically.
It is evident that the school holiday is a time for students to do something useful with their lives. So, use it wisely!