Saturday, October 1, 2011

Report Writing - Format

The following is an example of report writing based on the real PMR English 2005.




Reports are written using mostly SIMPLE PAST TENSE. Pay attention to the format.

Sample Answer
Explanation

National Day Celebration in Our School


Write the TITLE of the report


This year our school held a grand National Day celebration on 31 August 2005. It was held in our school field.

Paragraph 1: INTRODUCTION
  • What was the event?
  • When was it held?
  • Who organized the event?
  • Who were invited?



The event kicked off at 8.00 a.m. All the students and many parents were already gathered around the field. The president of the Parent-Teacher Association officiated the opening ceremony. Then we had the march past. The school band led the march past. Members of the various school societies, uniformed bodies and clubs also took part. The students marched steadily past us in neat rows. They looked smart and patriotic.

After the march past, we had the raising of the flag by the head prefect, Azlan Hashim. The school band played the National Anthem as the flag was raised. Then, we sang several patriotic songs. Even the parents participated.

This was followed by some cultural shows performed on stage erected at one end of the field. There were traditional dances performed by the students. Their costumes were beautiful and the performances were excellent. The students had clearly put in a great of practice. Their efforts paid off well as all the dance steps were brilliantly executed.

The last event that morning was the rhythmic gymnastics performed by the Gymnasts Club. They were very talented and executed a skilful presentation with music, ribbons and hoops. It was very exciting to watch them bend their bodies so effortlessly. Dressed in colourful costumes, they also demonstrated a good sense of timing. The gymnasts managed to throw and catch their apparatus in time. It was an exciting floor show.


Paragraph 2, 3, 4, 5: BODY
  • Write the sequence of the events (tulis turutan peristiwa)
  • One picture - one paragraph. Elaborate on the points for each picture. (Refer to the post on "How to brainstorm ideas")
  • Use sequence connectors
Include the following points:
  • Who were involved?
  • What happened?
  • Where & When it happened
  • Feelings of the people involved?
  • Describe the place / environment / weather using suitable adjectives (if relevant)


Despite the heat that morning, we had a great time. Our National Day celebration was truly a momentous one. The event was a success. It also helped us to appreciate the wonderful country we live in and made us proud to be Malaysians.


Paragraph 6: CONCLUSION
  • Was the event a success?
  • What could be learnt from the event?


By: Leong Soo Chin

Write the WRITER’S NAME 


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15 comments :

mas said...

very good. terima kasih so much.

Teacher Nuha said...

you're welcome mas

nur ain desa said...

please type the question . :)

Teacher Nuha said...

i've uploaded the question :)

Afif Irfan (meyor) said...

thank you teacher!!!
happy eid

Teacher Nuha said...

Eid mubarak Afif Irfan

Suri Liyana said...

In a report , can we write like the definition of 'something'to start the report? Or it's just not suitable..? Thanks ,tcher :D

Teacher Nuha said...

Hi Suri Liyana. Thanks for the question. In my opinion, it would be fine if the definition/anecdote is not too long. This is because a report is a formal piece of writing. For example:
Malaysia celebrates National Day on every 31 August each year to commemorate the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule in 1957. This year, our school held a grand National Day celebration on 31 August 2005. It was held in our school hall.

(Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hari_Merdeka)

Hope I've answered your question Suri.

badrul said...

do you have any report??????

Teacher Nuha said...

Dear Badrul, I don't understand your question.

Berry Ting said...

Teacher Nuha, may I have the introduction of this report?

Teacher Nuha said...

Dear Berry Ting, you can refer to the above post.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Teacher Nuha. May i noe your full name please? i would like to use the above table for my assignment. i have to cite it and i need yr name. Thank You. :)

Kiruba Jaganathan said...

Thank you,Teacher Nuha....because i hope this essay will help for my PRA-PMR.

pwincez amira said...

thanks 4 d wndrful tips...:)

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