Sunday, August 28, 2011

Drilling on Writing - Informal Letter (Exercise 3 - To Tell Experience)

Exercise 3


Your uncle suggested that you and your family visit a tea plantation which was owned by his friends. Write a letter to your uncle to thank him for his suggestion and to tell the wonderful trip that you had experienced. 


Fill in the blanks by choosing the correct answer from the box below. Then, REWRITE the letter.

enjoyable and educational
keeping well
take a tour
stayed at
drove up
tour by
tea leaves
How are you
your suggestion
was invigorating
were awestruck
a sea of green leaves
We borrowed
At the end of the tour
learnt about
full loads
tea plantation
Send my regards to Auntie
had the time of our lives
eye-opener
waved warmly
grand treat
plucking tea leaves
fast and hard

made from


________________,
________________,
________________.

31 July 2011

My dear ______________,

(1)_________________________________ and Auntie? I hope that both of you are                             (2)______________________________.Thank you so much for (3) ______________________________ to visit the Highlands tea plantation. We had such an (4)____________________________________________ trip.

As we (5) ______________________________ to the plantation resort, through the rows of tea plants, we (6) ______________________________ by the vastness of the plantation land. There were rows and rows of tea plants like (7) _____________________________________, as far as the eye can see!

We (8) ______________________________ the Highlands Tea Garden Resort for a night. The first thing we did when we arrived was to (9) ______________________________ of the plantation on the back of a lorry. We chose to (10) ______________________________ lorry because in the open vehicle, we could almost touch the (11) ______________________________ as it slowly weaved its way between the low tea shrubs. The smell of fresh tea leaves (12) ______________________________!

Then the lorry took us to the tea factory where we (13) ______________________________ tea drying and the different grades of tea. (14) ______________________________, we had afternoon tea at the café where there were so many delicious cakes and pastries, some (15) ______________________________ tea. Father gave us a (16) ______________________________.  We could choose anything we wanted!

(17) ______________________________ bicycles from the resort and we went cycling to the plantation workers’ settlement. They were very friendly as we passed their houses and they                       (18) ______________________________ at us.

The next morning before we left, we got up very early to watch the workers (19) ______________________________. They worked so (20) ______________________________. Soon they were walking with (21) ______________________________ of tea leaves to the collecting lorries.

You know, Uncle, this trip has been an (22) ______________________________ for me. Whenever I drink tea now, I will always remember the tea shrubs and the workers who worked so hard at the            (23) ______________________________. Thank you once again for your suggestion. Everyone truly enjoyed themselves. We really (24) _______________________________________________________.                                                  (25) ___________________________________. Until then, bye!

Your niece, 
_______________


Answer
                                                                                       5, Jalan Parameswara,
                                                                                       77000 Jasin,
                                                                                       Melaka.

                                                                                       31 January 2011

My dear Uncle Bob,

(1) How are you and Auntie? I hope that both of you are  (2) keeping well. Thank you so much for (3) your suggestion to visit the Highlands tea plantation. We had such an (4) enjoyable and educational trip.

As we (5) drove up to the plantation resort, through the rows of tea plants, we (6) were awestruck by the vastness of the plantation land. There were rows and rows of tea plants like (7) a sea of green leaves, as far as the eye can see!

We (8) stayed at the Highlands Tea Garden Resort for a night. The first thing we did when we arrived was to (9) take a tour of the plantation on the back of a lorry. We chose to (10) tour by lorry because in the open vehicle, we could almost touch the (11) tea leaves as it slowly weaved its way between the low tea shrubs. The smell of fresh tea leaves (12) was invigorating!

Then the lorry took us to the tea factory where we (13) learnt about tea drying and the different grades of tea. (14) At the end of the tour, we had afternoon tea at the café where there were so many delicious cakes and pastries, some (15) made from tea. Father gave us a (16) grand treat.  We could choose anything we wanted!

(17) We borrowed bicycles from the resort and we went cycling to the plantation workers’ settlement. They were very friendly as we passed their houses and they (18) waved warmly at us.

The next morning before we left, we got up very early to watch the workers (19) plucking tea leaves. They worked so (20) fast and hard. Soon they were walking with (21) full loads of tea leaves to the collecting lorries.

      You know, Uncle, this trip has been an (22) eye-opener for me. Whenever I drink tea now, I will always remember the tea shrubs and the workers who worked so hard at the (23) tea plantation. Thank you once again for your suggestion. Everyone truly enjoyed themselves. We really (24) had the time of our lives(25) Send my regards to Auntie. Until then, bye!

Your niece,
Delyla


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3 comments :

Anonymous said...

Greetings Cikgu Nuha,
I really appreciate all your effort. I'm sure many have benefitted from all your notes and samples. But do you have anything for SPM students?
Keep it up Cikgu and a million thanks.

From a colleague in Kemaman.

Teacher Nuha said...

Hi cikgu,
Thank you for dropping by my little blog. Thanks for the motivating comments. I'm so sorry. I don't have anything for the upper forms. I've been assigned to teach the lower forms since the past 4 years. A million apologies because I couldn't help.

Anonymous said...

hi teacher nuha..can use this essay for many titles

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