Section A – Directed Writing
1. Article
2. Letter
3. Speech
4. Report
5. Dialogue

Section B – Continuous Writing
1. Descriptive
2. Narrative
3. Creative
4. Imaginative
5. Reflective
6. Argumentative
7. Persuasive
8. Factual
9. Expository

SPM English 1119 Past Year Papers – Part 4


  • How do you think the media has  influenced you and your family?
  • Some people think the legal age for driving should be increased from 17 to 19. What do you think?
  • Describe how you spend a free day when the weather was very bad.
  • Large families make happy families.
  • Write a story of an old man returning to his home he left many years ago.


  • My Hero
  • If you were able to choose a time in history that you could visit, which time would it be and why?
  • Life in Malaysia in the new millennium.
  • Things that I like about my life.
  • “More land should be used for agriculture than for industry.” Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons to support your opinion.


  • My Dream Car
  • Education – what it means to me.
  • The computer – is it really an advantage?
  • The day I lost my temper.
  • Memories


  • Describe a day at school when you were very unhappy
  • Parents do not spend enough time with children nowadays. What is your opinion?
  • Write a letter to penfriend describing some interesting places in your village, town or home state.
  • Write a story beginning with “I could tell by his face that he was angry…”
  • Being young.


  • Imagine you were moving to a new house. Describe the last day in your old house.
  • Describe the scene at a crowded bus or railway station.
  • Write a story with the following title “A Narrow Escape.”
  • Do you think games are an important part of school life?
  • Water

SPM English 1119 Past Year Papers – Part 3


  • Describe an enjoyable weekend you have experienced.
  • Write a story ending with “If only I had been more careful, that wouldn’t have happened.
  • What changes would you like to see in your life in the next ten years?
  • How can television help students in their studies?
  • Food


  • Describe the biggest challenge in your life.
  • Write a story with the title “An Unexpected Visitor”.
  • How to keep oneself healthy.
  • If you were given a chance to be anybody, who would you want to be and why?
  • Music


  • Describe a festival celebrated in your area.
  • Write a story ending with “…We had never laughed so much in our lives.”
  • My ideal school.
  • How can we help promote tourism in Malaysia?
  • Clothes


  • A day I wished had never happened.
  • You have been given a chance to visit a country of your choice. Which country would you choose and why?
  • An invention you cannot live without.
  • Write a story that ends with “If only I had listened to his / her advice.”
  • Friends.


  • Describe a favourite teacher who had a great influence on you.
  • Write a story beginning with “Is it really you? Where have you been all these days?”
  • Good results in school do not guarantee success in the future. What is your opinion?
  • How I can help to make the world a better place to live in.
  • Colours


SPM English 1119 Past Year Papers – Part 2


  • Describe an unforgettable incident that you saw on your way home from school.
  • School children should not have long holidays. Do you agree?
  • My favourite day of the week.
  • Write a story that ends with “We said our goodbyes and went our separate ways.”
  • Beauty.


  • Write about a person who has succeeded in life.
  • Examinations – good or bad?
  • My perfect future husband or wife.
  • Write a story ending with “…Now I realise the value of a true friend.”
  • Star


  • Describe an embarrassing experience in your life.
  • “Teenagers today are only interested in entertainment.” Do you agree?
  • My early years
  • Write a story beginning with “Kim was nervous when the door opened…”
  • Tomorrow


SPM English 1119 Past Year Papers


  • Describe an important family celebration and how you felt about it.
  • There is a lack of freedom given to teenagers today. Do you agree?
  • Why are animals important to human beings?
  • Write a story about a fisherman beginning with “The wind blew strongly. Out at sea,…”
  • “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” Describe how a friend helped you in difficult time.


  • “Truly Malaysia.” Describe what this means to you.
  • Is tuition necessary? Discuss.
  • Write a story about being alone.
  • Write a story that ends with “…and I became a better person.”
  • Reality shows.


  • Describe an outing with your friends.
  • Should parents give children more freedom? Discuss.
  • Saving money for the future.
  • Write a story beginning with “The teacher walked into the classroom. It was the first period…”
  • Cleanliness


  • A famous person you admire.
  • Should school students have part-time jobs?
  • The best things in life are free.
  • Write a story that ends with “… They looked at each other and smiled meaningfully.”
  • Peace.


  • Describe the most popular student in your school.
  • “The Internet is mostly a good thing.” Do you agree? Support your opinion.
  • What can we do to save the environment?
  • Write a story beginning with “It had been raining all day…”
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