Marks allocation for the literature component:

Poem 5 marks
Novel 15 marks
Total 20 marks

Note that candidates will only be tested on NOVEL and POEMS.

Complete Guide: QWERTYUIOP

Complete Guide: QWERTYUIOP

Here's an extract:

Write about one of the characters that you like in the short story,


Miss Broome

Miss Broome was old Mr Bannister’s secretary for forty-three years. She typed letter by letter and she hated the young girls who touch-type without having to look at the keyboard. According to Harry Darke, the young girls gave Miss Broome “the push”. When her boss retired her after forty three years, she had no place to go, for the office was her home and the job was “all she lived for” (p25). Thus whenever a new girl came to work, her ghost which haunted the typewriter would scare the girl until she was too frightened to continue. Sure, Miss Broome was angry and vicious at first...

Complete Guide : The Curse

Complete Guide : The Curse

A Comprehensive Guide to The Curse

Here is an example from the Guide:


In this chapter we are introduced to Puan Kamsiah and her daughter, Siti. We are also introduced to Datuk Zulkifli and Datin Sharifah, who are Azreen’s foster parents; they are sponsoring Azreen’s studies in London. We also introduced to Puan Normala and Noor, her daughter. Noor and Siti are classmates.

Siti conveys to her mother what Noor has been telling her classmates that Madhuri has been murdered. Puan Kamsiah feels that the ‘wicked woman’(p12) Puan Normala is spreading ‘malicious lies’ (p12) about Madhuri and ‘the poor girl isn’t even properly laid to ground yet!’ (p12) When Siti quotes her mother’s description of Normala as ‘a slimy cobra with a three-forked tongue’ (p12), it gives us a hint of the character of Normala: She is, in fact, a busybody and the village gossip.

Guide to GULP and GASP

Guide to GULP and GASP


Yes, the most comprehensive guide on Ann Fine's Step by Wicked Step to help you prepare for your SPM English 1119 Exam is out. Chapter by chapter analysis with lots of explanatory notes to explain the plot, theme, and characters of this loving & touching story. Page references are given to save you the trouble of having to locate important texts and quotes.

Complete Guide to Poems

Complete Guide to Poems

Sample Question and Answer

What does it mean when the poet says but on their brows there was not a sign of despair?

It means that despite the difficult situation they were in, they did not show any sign of hopelessness.

Monday, April 26, 2010


BABY CHIN YOU HAYNE NEEDS YOUR HELP. Three- week-old You Hayne is suffering from a congenital heart condition called patent ductus arteriosus whereby an additional  blood vessel channels extra blood into the lungs. Now, he lies in bed with the aid of a ventilator support at the Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre waiting for the surgery that will give him a normal life. I call upon charitable Malaysians to help Baby You Hayne who needs RM30,000 for the surgery that will give him a normal life.  If you wish to help Baby You Hayne, please visit my website at http://www.spmenglish1119.com to purchase the SPM English 1119 Self-Tuition Course for your children, relatives, or friends. RM 6.00 (USD 2) from every purchase will go to You H ayne. The donation will be handed over to the New Straits Times Charity Unit which highlighted You Hayne’s plight on 26 April 2010. Please hurry as Baby You Hayne’s surgery should not be delayed for too long. This donation drive will be from May to October 2010.For more information, please contact Aida at NST, tel: 03-2282 2323 (ext.6659)  


  1. The baby Chin You Hayne was operate on 24/04/2010(Sat) in Gleneagles Hospital (KL) Sdn. Bhd.
    The surgery was to ligating the PDA (tie of the extra blood vessel) hence reducing the pressure of the blood vessel the lungs (pulmonary artery) and also BT- shunt. The child is still in ICU and the condition of the child is stable at the moment. Those who wish to help baby pls send a cheque, with the name of the baby written on the back of the cheque, Thank-you
    The cheque made payable to The New Straits Times (M)Bhd. and address to: The Cashier, Finance Department/Charity Unit, The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd. Balai Berita, No 31, Jalan Riong, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

  2. Thanks Aida for the update. NST is doing a wonderful job of highlighting people in need of help. Let's hope the public will chip in to help baby You Hayne.


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