• SPM Paper 1 Directed Writing

    [DW] Informal Letter: Making a Choice (Hotel vs Homestay)

    Hello, how are you? Today we’re going to look at a DW question, an Informal Letter. Is it everyone’s favourite DW format, I wonder? I’ve had many students tell me it’s the easiest one to write. Good for you 😉

    Disclaimer: The original question is from 2018 trial paper (Penang).

    Your family is planning to go for a holiday at the end of the year. Your brother/ sister has asked you to choose either to stay in a hotel or a homestay. He/she has given you some information about the two places. Write a letter to your brother/sister stating your choice.

    In your letter, you should:

    • Describe all the details of the two places
    • State which place you think is more suitable
    – in town
    – RM150 per person
    – complimentary breakfast
    – swimming pool
    – close to shopping complex
    – (suggest one more idea)
    -in village
    -RM80 per person
    – own cooking
    – barbecue pit
    – closer to nature
    – (suggest one more idea)

    Sample Answer by Students (Edited and Cleaned):
    Remember that a good essay does NOT have to be lengthy. Also, remember that the sample given is only a sample. If you’re a student, it is best if you try to answer the question yourself and have a teacher mark your essay.

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