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

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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.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Exercise Your Grammar Muscles 2

Whether you're taking your PMR English or SPM English 1119, you can exercise your grammar muscles doing this and other grammar exercises that'll be coming your way. In this exercise, let's take a look at the use of verb + adjective pattern. Here's an example: He appeared worried when the supervisor asked him for the missing file. Alright, it's your turn. Complete the following sentences with a suitable adjective (one word). I hope you know what an adjective is. In the example above, worried is an adjective as it describes the person. Go to www.pmrenglish.com and www.spmenglish1119.com for additional resources.

1. She looked .......... (not happy)when I told her about her friend who was arrested by the police.
2. Do you feel ............(sure of your ability) about tomorrow's mathematics test?
3. You may become ...........(not well) if you eat the uncooked food.
4. Dahlia seems quite ..........(not happy or satisfied) with the outcome of the interview.
5. My brother's face turned .......... (lacking in colour) when he saw the bully.
6. At the end of the jungle trekking, we felt so .......... (in need of rest or sleep).
7. She seemed ...........(facial expression in the face of something unexpected) when I told her about
    her best friend's wedding.
8. The children remained ..........(not speaking) when their mother asked them about the broken vase.
9. The situation became increasingly ..........(muscles stiffen because you are frightened) when
     the police surrounded the protesters.
10. The little boy felt ..........(not hot or warm) as he was standing in the rain without an umbrella.