Friday, August 16, 2013
Statistical information on overall performance in the English Language at the G.C.E. (Ordinary Level) Examination shows that the students obtain fewer marks for writing tasks. Only a very few students attempt the writing tasks although the topics are text-based and are familiar to them.
Lack of suitable reading materials for students have long been the reason for weaker performance in writing at the G.C.E. (O/L) Examination. It is hoped that the materials included in this page would be a valuable asset to students in improving their writing skills.
Parallel writing can be used as an effective method of practicing writing. With little or no assistance from a teacher students would be able to attempt to write similar essays successfully.
Our thanks are due to the students who contributed essays to make this section a fruitful one.
My name is Kumari. I am 14 years old. I live in Galewela. I have a brother and no sisters. My father is a bus driver. My mother is a housewife.
I study at Galewela Central College. I am in Grade 9. My favorite subject is English.
My hobby is reading. I want to be a teacher one day.
My mother’s name is Shanthi. She is 34 years old. She is very beautiful.
She loves me very much. She helps me in my studies. She cooks food, washes my clothes and keeps the house and clean and tidy. In her spare time, she likes to read books.
My mother works as a teacher at a government school. She goes to work by bus. She likes her job very much.
My name is Sandun. There are four members in my family. They are my mother, father, sister and I. We live in Dambulla.
I am 15 years old. My sister is two years younger to me. Her name is Mali. We study at Dambulla Central College. We go to school on foot.
My father’s name is Nimal. He is a farmer. He cultivates paddy and vegetables. My mother’s name is Manel. She helps my father in his work.
We love one another very much. We are a happy family.
My Best Friend
My best friend’s name is Thushara. He is 12 years old. He lives in Wasalakotte. He studies at St. Anthony’s High School. He is in Grade 7.
He has a brother and two sisters. They also attend St. Anthony’s high School. Their father works abroad. Their mother is a preschool teacher.
Thushara is a very clever student. He likes science and English very much. He plays handball for the Under 13 team in school. His ambition is to become a doctor one day.
My village is Galgodayaya. It is a small village in Matale District. It belongs to Dambulla Electorate.
There are about 170 families in my village. The main occupation of the villagers is farming. They grow paddy and vegetables in their fields and gardens.
There is a catholic church and a school in my village. There is also a community hall and a dispensary in the village.
The people of my village are very poor. But they live in peace and harmony.
My school is Akuramboda Junior School. It situated at Akuramboda. It belongs to the Galewela Education Zone. It is a mixed school.
There are about 250 students and 25 teachers in my school. The name of our Principal is Mr. Saman Weerasinghe.
We have a library and a laboratory. We have a playground too. The school starts at 7:30 AM and ends at 1:30 PM. The interval is from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM.
We learn many subjects and do many sports at school. We also learn good manners and habits. I am proud to be a student of Akuramboda Junior School.