Tuesday, 30 October 2007

essay 24

I used to be dreaming to be a principal as I could see that it is a noble and enjoying job. A person who had inspired me to be one is Madam Olivia, the principal of Victoria High School. I bet she was the epitome who made me realized that being a principal is totally interesting. If I were given a chance to be the principal of my school, there would be a lot of changes that I want to bring about.

Firstly, I will improve the school library. This is because library is a crucial place where students spend most of their time reading and making revisions. So, to make library a favourite place to be visited, I will make sure the library is air-conditionered. This will provide a comfortable condition for students. Moreover, more books will be added into the collection of the library for example science books, novels, magazine, encyclopedia, booklets, pamphlets-you name it. The cleanliness of the library will be taken care strictly. A rule which states that the fine will be given to the litterbugs will be reinforced.

The second change I wish to make is to carry out beautification projects. Many kinds of plants will be planted around the school. Hibiscus, rosess, chrysanthemum, ixora, sunflower and so on will make better view. Nonetheless, no one is allowed to pluck anything from it to ensure its beauty. In addition, a huge fruit orchard will be constructed. There will be many types of fruits trees to be planted such as apples and oranges. Therefore, everybody can have the yield. A big man-made lake will be also constructed. This is to evoke the element of tranquility so that all students will be not that stressed in their study. A special activity will be held in the lake which is paddling canoe. Wow, this is sure to be enjoying!

The utmost change is to foster better relationship between teacher-pupil. This can be done by having Teachers' Day Celebration at school level. There must be many interesting activities involving both parties like soccer match between teachers and students. Hence, the relationship will be enhanced to be much better than before. Furthermore, students are encouraged to give presents to their teachers to show their appreciation. Other than that they can also sing an appreciation song for the teachers. Mutual respect between students and teachers is significant to achieve the goal.

I will also provide more extra-curricular activities for the students. This is to make sure them to excel not only in academic but also in other things. Students are given the freedom to choose any club they like to be in. There will be tae-kwon-do club, archery club, swimming club, bowling club and so on. In addition, students are allowed to create their own club where they can have anyone to participate. Nevertheless, the activities of the club must not break any school and national rules. Extra-curricular activities are important enough to enable students in improving their communication skills. Moreover, they shall learn the meaning of cooperation and unity.. Besides that, they will get higher merit by involving themselves in such activities.

Actually, I want to emphasize that the facilities must be more efficient to provide convinience for both parties of students and teachers. A big avant-garde cafe with automated cashier will be provided. This will reduce the human source besides making works easier. A spacious parking lot will be constructed with the latest and sophisticated security system. Hence, they will have not to worry about the safety of their vehicles.

Being a principal is not an easy job. It needs high determination and spirit. I hope that someday I can be one.

essay 17

A very good morning to our Master of Ceremony,honorable judges,our wise timekeeper,and Ladies and Gentlemen.Today,I will talk about my elocution entitled ¡Sportsmen Who Have Brought Glory To The Country Should Be Given Pension Schemes¢.

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Firstly,as we know, there are many successful sportsmen in our country who had raised Malaysia name in the eyes of the world like M Jegathesan and Marina Chin.To make it real,they had to sacrify many thing such as time,energy,and also personal life.So,by giving them the pension schemes, their big sacrifice was paid.Although the pension money cannot fully compensates what they had sacrified,but at least they will not think that their hardship was value nothing.

Nowadays,Malaysia is blessed with many potential sportsmen which are very young but precious too.However,they might think if their involvement in sports will guarantee their future life.This thought will disturb their focus and put them in a big dilemma as many assumption came to their mind.Here,I want to affirm that the pension scheme is the best solution to sweep away their worries.In addition,it should be given base on the sportsmen achievement.As a result,it will encourage them to concentrate more on achieving success without any doubt.

Beside that,giving away the pension schemes to sportsmen mean approving their contribution to the country and at the same time,the standard of the sports they played was approved too.It will be promoted and encourage many youngster to take part in that sports until the international level.This participation will prove that Malaysian too can play variety type of sports that was standardized and proved by worldwide.Furthermore,we will not hesitate to play that sports even in higher level.

Lastly,if we look through the life of sportsmen,we can conclude that sportsmen is a professional career just like doctor and engineer but with more contribution to our country.It is because besides practice and play so hard,they also have to carry a mission to bring glory to Malaysia in every competition they participate.So,as other profession is given pension schemes after retired,sportsmen also deserve to get it.

Ladies and Gentlemen,
I think my points was enough to explain why the sportsmen who have brought glory to the country should be given pension schemes.Moreover,the time did not permit me to talk any longer.Before I step back,I would like to conclude that sportsmen are like fallen star to the country.Therefore,support them in whatever they play or compete and appreciate their contribution to our country.Thank you.

essay 5

Vanishwaran a/l Balram,
No.17, street 13A,
Bandar Sri Putri,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.

En.Mustapa Omar,
The New Straits Time Press ( Malaysia ) Berhad,
Balai Berita, 31, Jalan Riong,
59100, Kuala Lumpur ,
MALAYSIA. 01 March 2005

Response to the New Straits Time report on 28 February 2005

Due to the report on 28/2/2005, a snatch theft victim has been unconscious and need more than RM 60000 for her treatment after she was hit on the head by two snatch thieves. As one of the public, I feel sympathy towards the victim but I also think that this incident give the society some awareness about this crime.

2. Lately, the snatch crime had become an issue as this terrible crime occurs a lot of time recently. Usually, the victim and the target are women and weak people. It was classify that those snatch thieves are people with no jobs, gangster or drug addicts.

3. I also think that some action should be taken to reduce the crime such as awareness campaign. People should be exposed and taught about what they should do when they face such problem. For an instance, they should learn martial art, or some defense techniques to protect themselves. Furthermore, weapons like small knife and spray should be brought anywhere as a protection from any danger. Moreover, media like newspaper and broadcasting play an important role in conveying information about the crime to the public.

4. Besides that, as a responsible public, we can help to reduce the victim’s family burden by donate generously to the victim. Since the victim needs a long time to cure and take many kind of treatment, the family needs a lot of money which are about RM 60000 and above. Hence, we can show our sympathy towards the victim by donating or visiting the snatch victim. Maybe, this will decrease the sadness of the victim’s family.

5. Nevertheless, the police should take stringent measures against the culprits and future snatch thieves. A serious, hard punishment and penalization should be taken towards those criminals. Thus, the victim’s right can be protected. Moreover, public must always be aware when they see such crime. Hastily action should not be taken if it will risk their life. At least, we can identify the thief and help the victim by reporting to the police.

6. Lastly, I hope my view will get a full consideration from your side. Thank you.

Yours truly,
(Vanishwaran a/l Balram)

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

summary 1 - 4

Summary 1

Suggested main points:
  • Regular forums to curb rate of road accidents
  • Instill proper road culture
  • Police-tough stance- summonses, demerit points and hefty fines
  • A ban on driving- prison sentence
  • Guideline on traffic lights, speeding, use of handphones and use of emergency lane.

Best summary written by TTS2

The measures taken by the Government to curb rate of road accidents is by conducting forums regularly to bring law-makers, law enforcement officers and road users discuss ways to tackle this problem. Furthermore, more needs have to done on road safety and instil proper road culture. Besides, the Traffic Police have taken a tough since against traffic light defaulters. In turn, the dangerous drivers' will find himself in court if they break the road safety rule. Hence, usual punishments for a specified time can also help in preventing road accidents.
(90 words)

Summary 2

Suggested main points:
  • 5 trained elephants to help translocation
  • Female elephants- better temperament
  • Centre’s elephants give moral support to wild elephants
  • Two working elephants flank a single wild elephant- providing comfort and calm
  • Journey slow and stressful –relocated elephant has to be chained
  • Move to new site as soon as possible
  • Two teams with alternating roles

Best summary written by TTM2

To relocate elephants at the Elephant Training Centre in Kuala Gandah, first, the management receives request to move the elephants from unwanted territories to national parks. This process involves a wild elephant being flanked by two working elephants from the centre to support and calm it down. Then, the elephant is chained since the journey to the park is long and stressful. Despite that, the centre has two teams where each month, one team does translocation work while the latter manages day-to-day affairs. This work is crucial to prevent the elephants from extinction.

( 93 words )

Summary 3

Suggested main points:
  • Keep focused- avoid being inattentive or preoccupied
  • Clear your thoughts of outside concern
  • Dramatise faces- association exaggeration-select just one feature
  • Transform the person’s name into an inforgetable image
  • Review- repeat name aloud

Best summary

The art of remembering names are,firstly keep focused by clearing your thought of outside concern whenever meeting someone new.Ask the name to be repeated when your mind wondered during it introduction.Secondly,dramatise faces.In addition we can use 'association -exaggeration or forging connections between unlike things.Select one's attractive feature and commit it to memory by animating it.Next,make associations by transforming names into images you would likely to remember.Moreover,similar words could resembles one's name.Lastly,review the names by repeating it in conversation and at the end,say the name out loud.

( 98 words)

Summary 4

Suggested main points:

  • Thorough service for car
  • Bring only the necessary items in car
  • Plan your itinerary
  • Calculate an extra couple of hours- play stops forkids
  • Check out the route-prevent unnecessary delays
  • Travel at night or early in the morning
  • Confirm your stay
  • A bag in front with necessary items
  • Bring enough money for emergency expenses
  • Take a break when tired

Best summary written by TTD1

Good planning is vital towards achieving happy, less stressful journey. First, make sure the car has had a complete service. Second, clean out the car thoroughly. Otherwise, carefully planned the itinerary and calculated an extra hours into the time journey. In addition, make sure to have precise list of directions and check out the route that are planned to take. Meanwhile, try to leave at night or very early in the morning. Besides, call the hotels the day before staying there and give them an approximate arrival time. Moreover, make sure to have loose and extra change be ready. Finally, always take a break whenever the driver needs to.

(109 words)

summary 5 - 9

Summary 5

Suggested main points:
  • Medical programmes- preclinical and clinical studies -21/2 to 3 years each
  • Pre-medical strong foundation and knowledge on a wide range of subjects on body functions and systems,anatomy, diseases, medicine and drugs-can choose to specialise
  • Clinical studies- core subjects like medicine and surgery, obstetrics and others- less time in attending lectures- more time in hospitals for practical work
  • Continuous assessment (30-40%) – final exam (60-70%) no projects or final year dissertations.
  • Final year exam- both practical and written
  • In clinical practicals-diagnose disease,prescribe medicine and give medical opinions

Best summary written by TTM1

The medical programmes are divided into two parts รข€“ pre-clinical and clinical studies which take about two and a half to three years each. Pre-clinical study is the medium for students to prepare for the clinical years later on. In contrast, clinical study is the most important part in medical programme since students spend more time in hospitals than attending lectures. Besides, assessment systems differ between each university. However, most of them tend to have continuous assessment throughout the semester. Also, the final exam consist both written and practical component. Furthermore, by doing clinical practicals, students are able to improve their skill in this course.

Summary 6

Suggested main points:
  • Teach the teens the real risks – slow down their ‘engines’
  • Be an effective provider of information –skilful way of communicating with teens – caring attitude
  • Discuss rescue plans for worst case scenarios
  • Make teens aware that music, movies and TV are not an accurate reflection of reality
  • Find safe ways to explore new positive ventures- chance directions now and then

Best summary written by TTM2

There are many effective ways of steering teens away from trouble . Firstly , the parents have to teach teens and slow down their curiosity . Then , parents need to know the real teens risks and communicate with acceptable ways .This will let them know the concern and not judging them . Furthermore , teens have to know the risks of dabbling in negative pastimes . Besides , parents should discuss rescue plans for worst case scenarios with various situations and effective ways to overcome . In addition , teens also need to be aware the contents in music, movie and television that not accurate reflection in reality.

( 100 words )

Summary 7

Suggested main points:

  • Encourage kids (2-6 years old) to eat a healthy balanced diet:
  • 6 servings per day of foods containing mainly of grains
  • 3 servings per day of veggies
  • 2 servings per day of fruit
  • Carbonated drinks and sweets- sparingly
  • Children who are overweight may have heart problems later
  • Help children eat a wide variety of foods through games and exercises
  • Replace carbonated drinks with sparkling water and fruit juice
  • Don’t overdo with fruit juice lest children miss out on fibre,vitamins and other nutrients

Best summary written by TTS2

According to the pint-size pyramid, the kids are encouraged to consume mainly on grains. Then, vegetables make up the second stage while fruit is in the next stage. Milk and meat makes up the higher stage. Finally, the carbonated drinks and sweets occupy the top of the pyramid. Furthermore, they are advised to eat less fat. In addition, children should eat variety of foods. To reduce the intake of soda drinks by children, the mixture of a little fizzy water with 100% fruit juice that can form more nutritious ‘soda’ may help. On the other hand, fruit juice should not displace other foods in the children’s diet.

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Summary 8

Suggested main points:

  • Look your best- what you wear, how you speak and act
  • Monitor your body language- facial expression and voice
  • Firm handshake
  • Select chair beside the interviewer ( not directly in front)
  • Don’t be too desperate for job or too eager to please
  • Say what you mean- words consistent with body language and appearance

Best summary written by TTS2

There are many right things to do at interview. Firstly,evaluate your best best by studies have linked clothing conciousness to higher self-esteem and job satisfaction. Besides, monitor your body language to make sure don't seem too desperate for the job but will greatly influence an interviewer's first impression of you. Then, start with a firm handshake. In addition, select a chair beside the interviewer whenever you have a choice of seats. Moreover, say what you mean to exude confidence and be believed. Finally, thank for the interviewer's interest. Before that, mention why you are the best candidate for the job.

Summary 9

Suggested main points:

  • Reduce cholesterol
  • Reduce existing levels of atherosclerosis and inhibit new growth of plaque
  • Promote stronger and more flexible aortas
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Prevent clots- reduce possibility of strokes and thrombosis
  • An antiseptic- treat wounds, sores and reduce inflammation
  • Reduce chance of getting cancer-stop cancer causing agents

Best summary written by TTM2

Garlic consumption has many benefits.Firstly,it can reduce cholestrol only after four weeks of eating garlic supplements.Furthermore,it can reduce existing level of artherosclerosis and inhibit new growth of plaque.Besides,one who eat more garlic will have stronger and more flexible aortas and these will help lower blood pressure,prevent formation of blood clots,reducing the possibility of strokes and thrombosis.In addition,garlic can be used as antiseptic, poultice for sores and reduce inflammation.Next,it is also used during cancer treatment because its role in reducing tumours by half and prevents cancer ongoing.
( 97 words )

summary 10 - 14

Summary 10

Suggested main points:
  • Learn all about your business or profession
  • Develop your own style
  • Manage your emotional life well
  • Know your weakness
  • Learn to save
  • Learn to delegate

Best summary written by TTS1

There are certain things that one has to do in order to achieve major success by the age of 40. Firstly, you must do your homework by learning all the necessaries about your profession before 40. Then, design your own style. Besides, be happy and avoid diseases by putting your emotional life in order. Moreover, identify your weakness and don't force yourself on making something that you dislike. Furthermore. you have to save money before you quit your job. Finally, learn to delegate yourself in order to pick up the right people and trusting them.

Summary 11

Suggested main points:
Make first impression – special consideration to begin a speech
  • Arouse immediate interest
  • Avoid apologetic stance
  • A series of climaxes – unity
  • Avoid trivialities
  • End of speech- an ending and summing up- make it a memorable one
  • Best summary written by TTS1

    A few tips on speaking may help one to speak effectively in public. Firstly, the first impression and last is very important. Therefore, one must think and plan really carefully about the speech and how to present the particular speech. Make a beginning that can attract the audience's attention and interest. Similarly, the ending should also be a catch and be a memorable one. However, the speaker must avoid thanking the audience for listening in the beginning of the speech. In addition, he must also not let the audience underestimate and loose their confidence in his ability to address them.

    Summary 12

    Suggested main points:

    • Divide according to subjects and lessons
    • Have a schedule
    • Time problems are ‘homemade’
    • Don’t get bogged down with small tasks or too many responsibilities
    • Set priorities

    Best summary written by TTD1

    Student should know the proper ways to manage time,for example divide their study according to subjects and lesson. Besides, they have to make a schedule and also an analysis to observe their time managment. Moreover, they must focus on the main job to avoid bogged down with a number of small tasks. Furthermore, do not take too many responsibilities.Finally, they should know how to set priorities and stick to their decisions. If they learn how to use their best time ,as the result it can change their whole way of life.

    Summary 13

    Suggested main points:

    • Choose a proper diet
    • Exercise three times a week
    • Motivate yourself – eat right and exercise regularly
    • Don’t be fooled by the weighing scale
    • Anticipate temptation
    • Eat fresh and light
    • Drink plenty of water
    • Eat smaller meals
    • Keep walking

    Best summary written by TTD1

    To get a slim-healthy body, one should opt a diet that the caloric intake is low.Next,perform exercise regularly:at least 3 times a week.In addition ,motivate yourself and focus on the reasons to perform the diet.Don’t be fooled by the scale in gauging your weight.Hence,record your weight once a week and get the average at the end of the month.Meanwhile,temptation should be anticipated.Plan how you’ll restrain the temptation without feeling leftout.Eat the foods that are fresh and light.Next,drink a lot of water or have a fresh fruit drink,diet drink or soft drink.Lastly,eat smaller meal and and keep walking regularly as well.

    (106 words)

    Summary 14

    Suggested main points:

    • Immune system produces antibodies
    • Allergic to specific foods and chemicals
    • Caused by a short list of foods
    • Artificial colouring and preservatives
    • Intolerance of food when digestive system has trouble processing it
    • Chart reactions to certain foods-record what you eat

    Best summary written by TTM1

    There are only a few people experience actual food allergies and the rest are only experience food intolerance, food poisoning or digestive trouble. Firstly, allergy happens when immune system produce antibodies and attack substance it deems dangerous. Consequently, it cause symptoms occur instantly or later to the person. Food allergies are cause by certain type of foods and it can be life-threatening. Meanwhile intolerance to a food cause trouble to digestive system. Therefore, it cause stomach cramp and headache. Allergy sufferers need to avoid taking product containing additive and preservative. Finally, they also need to avoid taking MSG in their meal.

    summary 15 - 19

    Summary 15

    Suggested main points:

    • Hepatitis B- inflammation of the liver – caused by virus
    • Possible severe complications – liver cancer
    • Transmitted through contact with infected blood or blood products- blood transfusion, sharing sharp instruments, infected needles
    • Also transmitted through sexual encounter with those infected, or from an infected mother to a newborn child
    • Most cases mild – life long immunity
    • Some (2%) may die from fulminant hepatitis; 5-10% become chronic carriers
    • About 15-25% hepatitis B carriers may develop liver diseases
    • Hepatitis B carriers should not donate blood and should see doctor regularly

    Best summary written by TTM2

    Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver caused by Hepatitis B virus and can caused death. The virus transmitted via contacting with infected blood or through the infected needles from drug addict. In addition, it also spread out through contact with semen and vaginal fluid of infected person or from infected mothers to a new born child. Besides, the person infected will always develop life-long immunity towards the virus. Some of the patient, which may have symptom whereas the others do not get any symptoms about the disease and they will act as a carrier and pass the disease to people. Furthermore there are many rules that must be following by them for safety. Last but not least, there are no cures for this disease but it still can be prevented by Hepatitis B vaccination.

    (100 words)

    Summary 16

    Suggested main points:

    • Hope for the best but prepare for the worst
    • Think first before you act
    • Act aggressively or forcefully
    • Call for help
    • Don’t get locked on a detail
    • Be honest

    Best summary written by TTS2

    There are several methods when face a crisis or emergency. First, hope for the best but prepare for the worst by planning for a crisis. Next, think first before taking an action, Besides that,take act aggresively will cause people react immediately. Otherwise, call for backup and try to control the situation. Then, do not get locked on a detail. It's important for someone stand back and keep the whole situation in view, Finally, be truthful no matter how bad things happened.

    ( 93 words )

    Summary 17

    Suggested main points:

    • Rich in flora and fauna
    • Thriving local economy on birds’ nests and guano
    • Birthplaces of civilization
    • Archaeological significance

    Best summary written by TTS1

    Niah National Park is famous with birthplaces of civilisation in the region. In other hand, its luxuriant equatorials forest with thousand species of flora. It also has a vast cave swarming with bats and swiftlets. Besides it is a place where the oldest modern human remains discovered and it found, Niah was suggested a long period of settlement reaching back into the Paleolithic era.Moreover,Local economy at Niah was developed depend on bird's nest and guano. In addition, Niah Caves are habitat to million of bats, swiftlets and other wildlife.

    Summary 18

    Suggested main points:

    • Ensure that insurance covers all your needs and is readily available
    • Choose one that gives direct emergency assistance – pre-pay or guarantee the full medical cost or for repatriation
    • Read the small print and follow the insurer’s instructions
    • Protect against catastrophe – buy by benefit and not by cost
    • A comprehensive policy- should cover all medical cost, personal effects and money, etc.

    Best summary written by TTM1

    There are many ways on how and why one should take up travel insurance. Two fundamental rules before buying it are to make sure it covers all that you need and when you need. Similarly, you should choose one that has on-the-spot emergency assistance, financial and practical help. Besides, do not choose insurance that only reimburses you when you get home. Moreover, it is important to you to read small print on you policy and follow the insurer's instruction. Thus, please ensure the insurance protect you against catastrophes. Always buy by benefits, not by cost. Finally, a comprehensive policy will offer a raft of benefits.

    (105 words)

    Summary 19

    Suggested main points:

    • Rangers employed to monitor the rhinos- but not paid adequately
    • RM 400000 a year to sustain 10 rhinoceros protection units
      International Rhino Foundation (IRF) provides financial support for rhinoceros protection units programme and Rhinoceros Captive Breeding
    • Facility- fund inadequate
    • Global Environmental Facility for rhinoceros conservation- no fund for Phase Two projects
    • Financial crisis- need to apply for funds from International bodies by Department of Wildlife and National Parks
    • World Conservation Union- Sumatran rhinoceros on Red List Categories
      Habitat degradation due to human economic activities and poaching
    • Need for surveillance, protecting and managing the rhinoceros and its habitat

    Best summary written by TTM2

    The measures taken and to be taken to preserve rhinos and the problem faced. The rangers are extremely dedicated and pay their allowances but not adequately. However, it costs RM400000 a year to sustain the 10 rhinoceros protection units. International Rhino Foundation (IRF) is providing some support towards rhinoceros conservation in Malaysia and Indonesia . Besides, Malaysia receiving funds from the IRF to be spent on the rhinoceros protection. Besides that, 1 million grants from the Global Environment Facility expire at the end. Then funding scheme does not allow for Phase Two projects. On the other hand, a government department have financial crisis. Finally, the action plan calls for protecting and managing the rhinoceros and its habitat is important.

    (105 words)

    Sunday, 14 October 2007

    Wednesday, 10 October 2007

    summary 20 - 24

    summary 20

    Suggested main points:
    • Not necessarily quiet, inactive or having a boring life
    • Involved in community work
    • Be computer literate
    • A balanced diet
    • Be independent and have a sense of humour
    • Keep busy

    Best summary written by TTS1 & TTM1

    Assumption of quiet,inactive people with dull life are some of the wrong interpretation of old folks.However,this misconceptions can be dispel by Dr.Chang's recipe for a long, healthy and happy life.Firstly,he lead a healthy lifestyle by performs balanced diet and supplements.Next,Dr.Chang was said to be an independent man as he can make a better view on life.Besides that,he think more positively and make himself busy with his matter.Having a sense of humour also important as it helps him to face hardship, dissapointments and failures.Lastly,Dr.Chang keep learning in life,manage his time and use energy wisely to keep up with time.
    (112 words)

    Many people have misconceptions of senior citizens but that can be dispel by knowing Dr. Chang's recipe for a long, healthy and happy life. They think senior citizens as quiet and inactive people it differ with Dr. Chang's life. Beside Dr. Chang practices medicine, he spends his time with community work and on the computer. However, there are many factors of Dr. Chang's recipe for a long, healthy and happy life. Firstly is balanced diet and supplements. Secondly, being independent with open minded. Then, having a sense of humour and keeping up with the times. Finally, try keeping busy with the benefit things.

    (100 words)

    summary 21

    Suggested main points:
    • Record a brief statement- watch the replay
    • Focus on what you say and how you say
    • Anxiety decreases after the first speech
    • Be aware that stage fright is actually not a big problem
    • Avoid negative thoughts about the audience
    • Support from the audience an encouragement
    • Concentrate on what you are saying
    • Learn to relax

    Best summary written by TTM2

    How we can overcome stage fright when speaking in public? First of all, ask opinion from others about our speech. Record our speak or practice and give attention on what we say and how we deliver it. Next, do not think negatively, because the audience always hope the speech is interesting. During the speech, we can also make a joke so the audience and the speaker fell relax. In addition, we must concentrate on what we say and how we deliver it, so the listener will get our message. Lastly, try to be relax. Simple relaxation exersice help many speakers reduce thier nervousness.

    summary 22

    Suggested main points:
    • Traffic in Taipei- intimidating to the experienced traveler
    • Motorist and motorcyclist have no regard for pedestrians
    • Even zebra crossings are ignored, especially by the motorcyclists
    • The ubiquitous motorcycles- pedestrians’ most feared vehicles
    • Accidents are common with widespread apathy seemingly from all quarters
    • Fear of financial entanglement from would be helpers of accident victims

    Best summary : none of them were good

    summary 23

    Suggested main points:

    • Rice – staple food of Asians – foundation of cultures and early civilsation in India, China and Mekong Delta
    • A wide range of colours, textures and flavours
    • Two billion Asians derive more than 60% of daily caloric needs from rice
    • Main component of almost all meals
    • Overdependence- chronic micro-nutrient deficiency- incomplete amino acid profile and limited amounts of micro-nutrients
    • Due to milling-white rice is removed of most of its protein, fibre, fat, iron and B vitamins
    • Deficiency in Vitamin A and iron leads to blindness and infant and maternal mortality

    Best summary written by TTM1

    The significant of rice to the Asians is the grain first grown in the river delta East and South Asia,and it is productivity of wetland rice that gave the birth to the first civilisations. Besides, rice is developed together with communities. In addition, rice is important to the Asians diet,that is the main component of meal Asians. Although, energy can be able to provide from rice. However, the hearth problem is poor rice-eating communities are nutritional deficiencies. Therefore, an iron deficiency reduces a child's ability to learn and lead maternal death.

    summary 24

    Suggested main points:

    • Personal computers(PCs) desktop units, laptops and notebooks
    • Desktops- cheap ; a lot of room for memory expansion; more ‘ports’ for connecting other devices; screens reproduce a vast array of colours with clarity- computer graphics- good for those working at home
    • Laptops and notebooks – all in one units- pack nearly as much computing power and memory as desktop models- usable wherever you go
    • Laptops mostly employ LCD display- can’t match the resolution of desktop monitors
    • Low prices- affordable for two systems: desktop setup with either laptop or notebook- get the best of both worlds

    Best summary written by TTD1

    Personal computers can be separated into three: desktop units, laptops and note book machines. The advantages of desktop is, firstly it is much cheaper than the laptops. Next, it has more ‘sites’ for connecting other devices .In addition, wide array of colour can be produced by the by their screens. The desktops produce good quality of graphics. On the other hand, the laptops vagaboard brethren of the dekstopper, in which it is a combined display in one unit, processing unit in the centre and clam sell designed keyboard. Hence, they have closely the same memory and computing power as desktop models. In addition, laptops are capable to be used anywhere.

    (97 words)

    summary 25 - 27

    summary 25

    Suggested main points:

    • Too little knowledge of their longevity
    • To sustain their food supplies for their survival
    • Professional hunters and trophy seekers in search of their huge jaws
    • Killing of breeding females threatens the entire white shark population
    • Make them a protected species
    • Competitions between various research bodies a hindrance

    Best summary

    Circumstances that led to a decline in white shark population are because of little knowledge about shark’s natural characteristics. In addition, greedy people always seek; compete for its jaws because of the high prices and the link of it to Holy Grail. Moreover, the female sharks with low rate of maturity and a few times bredd are being killed. No doubt, human is the biggest threat for the shark because of illegal sharks’ fins trade. However, efforts are being taken to prevent the problems such as sustaining the foods supply, protect the species and ensure that the small one reach the maturity and breed.

    summary 26

    Suggested main points:

    • Wetlands- some of nature’s most productive environments
    • Creation of nature park- forest species grew- rejuvenating secondary forest and coastal mangroves- myriad of waterbirds
    • Resting area for migrating birds
    • Plant and animal research and education activities
    • Weekend retreat- protection through eco-tourism

    Best summary written by TTM1

    The working example of wetland protection through eco-tourism in Kuala Selangor. Then in estuary of the Selangor river there is the nature park(Taman Alam Kuala Selangor) where an artificial wall was established after forest species grew.Hence, coastal swamp covers the park where rich wetland habitat of birds and associated wild life can be seen. Moreover the migrating birds from the cold weather can rest here as it offer a resting area for birds. After that, waders and other waterbirds can be observed clearly at artificial pond in the park centre. Furthermore,four trails have been constructed to connect the park main point of interest. Finally, the staff responsible for ecology research and education activities.

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    • Modern life- low priorities to nutrition and physical activity
    • Children resist efforts to feed them nutritious food
    • Children spending too much time on TV or computer – obesity
    • Teach children to eat right
    • Allow children to enjoy treats in moderation
    • Spend time with children
    • Organize family outings.

    Best summary written by TTM2

    Among the challenges faced by parents to develop healthy eating habits in children is due to today's hectic life which causes nutrition and physical activities to be neglected. The fact children tend to reject planned food can be frustrating for parents. Today's youngsters' physical activities are greatly reduced which explains the alarming rate of obesities in children. Thus, teach them which food is essential and those that need to be taken moderately.Their food intake should be with clear guidelines. The fact children love spending time with parents can be manipulated to overcome this issue. Thus, organise outdoor family day-out and involve all members in everyday activities.

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    • Let them make choices
    • Show them how to make sensible choices
    • Give encouragement, not things
    • Give children opportunity to succeed
    • Promote independence by allowing then to express their views
    • Find the key to the child’s interest
    • Teach children how to work, compete and achieve
    • Set good example

    Best summary by TTS2

    There are a few effective methods of fostering initiatives in young children. Firstly, let them make own choices then trust their judgement. Besides, give encouragement, not things. Then, give your children the opportunity to succeed and praise their effort. In addition, promote independence by encouraging a youngster to express his views. Apart from that, find the special interest of the children. Moreover, if you want the children to be independent, teach them how to work, compete, and achieve to be independent. Last but not least, the parents need to be a good role model.

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    • Depression – low morale- temporary
    • Depressive illness- long lasting and severe- need professional help
    • A little anxiety can motivate
    • Chronic anxiety can interfere your performance
    • Deep breathing
    • Medication
    • Develop a hobby
    • Share your concern with a friend
    • Learn to attack a problem head on

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    Pineapple – a wide range of species- tropical countries
    Delicious and a source of vitamins- an aid to digestion and a relief for acid dyspepsia
    A protein-digesting enzyme- used as meat tenderizer, beer clarifier and anti-inflammatory drug.
    The peels- vinegar; the shells- nutrious cattle food; the leaves- fibre for cloth, or mixed with straw and bamboo to make paper; byproducts include liquid sugar, ascorbic acid and citric acid.
    Young immature pineapple- a poisonous substance- used as folk medicine; fermented and distilled- tasty liqueur
    Consumed fresh; or mixed with chili powder; ice cream, cookies and cake; juice- cocktails; an important component in chicken curry, sweet and sour pork, fried rice; preserve and candy

    Best summary by TTS2

    There are many uses of pineapple. Its enzymes can act as a meat tenderiser, a beer clarifier and anti-inflammatory drug. Moreover, the peels discarded are pressed to make vinegar. The shells are capable to make cattle food. The leaf fibres are woven into cloth. In addition, they are also use to make paper. By-products from the juice manufacturing are also beneficial .Poisonous substance from immature pineapples can act as medicine. Besides, there are many ways of eating pineapples. For instance ,fresh pineapple can be sprinkled by salt. Furthermore, it also can be miscellaneous with sugar and chilli powder. Cocktails can be made by its juice. Finally, pineapples can make dishes tastier.

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