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The Importance of Studying English

It is a big concerned for teenagers nowadays as they are unaware of the importance of
English language as they tend to ignore to learn the language. Students attitude towards the
language is also crucial to make sure that these teenagers can face the future world better by
learning English language as it is an international language.
Although the government has repeatedly told us of the importance of English, many
students are still not bothered about studying it seriously. There is also a campaign that still on
to make all the Malaysian becomes a better English learner, which is Enhance Proficiency in
Bahasa Malaysia, Strengthen the English. English is the most important and the most useful
language in the world today. There are many reasons why you should study the language
First and foremost, English will definitely help you a lot when you want to further
studies. Almost all books at university are written in English in all subjects. Plus, it is a
compulsory for any candidate to pass English with credit before entering any universities. So, if
you are poor in English, you will blow you chance for better education or worse, you are going
to have a big problem studying at university.
The second reason why you have to study English well is that it will help you to get a
job. When you go for a job interview, the interviewer will surely talk to you in English. The first
impression you should give in order to success and have the job is, to respond in English
fluently. Your chances of getting the job are very slim if you stutter while interviewing.
A good command in of English will also help you greatly in your job. If the company you
work is actively involved in international trade, you have to speak to prospective customers in
English. Miscommunication might occur if your English is bad. And this will put your company at
risk and you will likely be dismissed if this happen.
Good English will also help you a lot when you travel. Every country in the world studies
English. Even the roadside stall-holders in China speak fairly good English! At least some of the
people you meet on your travels in other countries can understand English. The language is
certainly practical when you are lost in your trip. Communication problem will not happen if you
can converse well in English. Inevitably, English is one of the languages used in any airport in
the world in making announcement. Knowing English well, therefore, make travelling overseas

Pollution is an issue of concern in the modern world that we live in today. There are many types
of pollution, namely air, water and noise. Pollution in our environment will undoubtedly affect
our quality of life. Our naturally beautiful world becoming ugly because it is suffering from the
effects of environmental pollution. Pollution can also cause various health problems and other
Air pollution is caused by the emission of toxic gases from vehicles, factories and open burning.
Nowadays, there are more and more vehicles on the road as society gets more affluent. More
and more people strive to have a better quality of life by having the convenience of driving to
their destinations instead of taking public transportation. Automobiles provides transport to
millions people around the world to enable them to travel to their workplace, school and other
places, therefore, the air around us is getting more polluted by the carbon dioxide that is
emitted. Carbon monoxide is another type of gas which harmful to the environment as it can
cause the reduction of oxygen in the bloodstream.
Another example of contributor to the air pollution is the manufacturing factories. The
manufacturing of products in factories to meet the growing demand of society is also causing
air pollution. Factories release toxic gases to the environment. Some factories also use coal to

generate heat and energy. As a result from the burning of coal, carbon dioxide is released into
the environment.
Besides factories, many people are still practising open burning as a way of disposing
their household wastes. Although burning our household wastes is a convenient way of getting
rid of our rubbish, it is harmful to the environment as it contributes to the worsening of the air
quality. As a result, air pollution causes people to suffer from health problems such as chest
pain and asthma. In extreme cases, people can contract lung cancer.
Water pollution is also a problem that we are currently facing. The marine life is the first
to suffer from water pollution as they depend on the nutrients in the water to survive. As a
result, we are robbed of beautiful sea corals and unique species of fishes. Besides ruining our
marine heritage, the disappearance of marine life will affect the livelihood of fishermen, not to
mention our source of food. Water pollution is caused by harmful waster from industries, farms
and sewerage systems which are dumped into our sources of water such as rivers and lakes.
This irresponsible act contaminates our drinking water and can cause serious health problems
and can even culminate in death.
Noise pollution is another form of pollution. Noise from heavy machinery and vehicles
can cause hearing problems and in extreme cases, deafness. As there is growing number of
vehicles on the road, we are exposed to noise pollution every day. The government in advanced
countries encourage their citizens to take the public buses and trains by providing an affordable
and efficient transportation system. This effort discourages people from driving their private
vehicles and consequently reduces the number of vehicles on the road.
We must work together to reduce pollution so that the future generations can live in a
healthy, unpolluted environment. As the saying goes, precaution is better than cure. Lets hands
on hands together by recycle and conserve the world for the better future.

Social Networking Website

A large number of internet users have joined social networking websites. A social network
service is an online service, platform, or site that focuses on building and reflecting of social
networks or social relations among people. For example is for those who wants to share
interests and, or activities. A social network service essentially consists of a representation of
each user which known often as a profile, his or her social links, and a variety of additional
Most social network services are web based and provide means for users to interact over the
internet, such as e-mail and instant messaging. Online community services are sometimes
considered as a social network service. In a broader sense, social network service usually
means an individual-centered service whereas online community services are group-centered.
Social networking sites allow users to share ideas, activities, events, and interests within their
individual networks.
In the last five years, they have been growing up more and more popular. This increase in their
popularity has led to a large number of members.
One of the many reasons why Yahoo!, MySpace and Facebook social networking websites have
increased in popularity is due to the fact that they cover a wide variety of different topics,
issues and interest. They do not just focus on one particular group of individuals or one
particular issue. Their policy is to invite as many types of internet users to join as possible. By
this, it gives members a wide selection of online friends to choose from.
If you are looking to join a social networking website that is more focused on creating
friendships or partnerships between internet users preferable with the same interests, then you
will want to focus on social networking websites. They have a particular focus. The prevalent
websites focus on important issues, topics and hobbies, such as pet owners, religion travel and
others. So before you join, think of an issue you are interested in and sign up for the website






What really sets them apart from other websites? What is so special about them? These are
questions which have been asked by many who show interest in joining. Primarily, it is the
community. As mentioned, such social networking sites tend to focus on a particular topic, issue
or hobby. This means that if you are a keen traveller and you would like to speak to other keen
travellers, you will want to join a travellers networking sites.
The difference between these social networking sites and traditional ones is that you will
automatically be paired with hundreds, if not thousands, of other internet users who share the
same interests, views or beliefs as you. This is a big bonus to the members.
Another benefit to joining the social networking website is that you are, in a way, safer than
those who are members of other networks. Most of them require activation before joining the
site. Before activation can occur, many users are required to state their reasons for wanting to
join the network or they may be required to fill out a small questionnaire pertaining to
determine whether or not they have a genuine interest in the topic focused on by the network
in question. By pairing you with a group of individuals who share the same beliefs, views and
interests as you do is advantageous to members. It means that you do not have to spend hours
researching a person or speaking to them just to learn what they are or are not interested in.
Therefore, this enables you to jump right in and start making friends, almost as soon as you are
granted access to the site that you have chosen. This service gives the social networking
websites a great edge over other websites.

Cell phones - One of Our Greatest Technologies Misused

Cell phones have lost their meaning over the years. These small devices were once developed
to get in contact with someone else in case of emergencies, and now talking on the phone
while driving has turned out to be a way of life for millions of American drivers. More than 85
percent of the 100 million cell-phone subscribers frequently talk on the phone during driving.
(www.smartmotorist.com) Talking on the cell phone while driving should be illegal, because of
the dangers they cause. Driving while using the cell phone is one of the major problems here in
the US. Cell phones should not be used while driving. This matter is too dangerous to let it go
According to the essay, Yes, Prohibit Their Use, which appeared on the congressional quarterlys
web site on March 16, 2001, the Harvard Center for risk analysis printed a study in 1999. They
appointed a crash risk factor to using cell phones. In the summer of 2000 it came out to 450 to
1,000 fatalities each year. The NHTSH says that for every fatality, there are 666 propertydamage and injury-producing crashes. There are about 300,000 and 650,000 different crashes
due to cell phones! This same essay states that Japan is one of the 14 countries banning the
use of handheld cell phones while driving. The accidents caused by the use of cell phones
dropped by 75 percent the next month, proving cell phones are not necessary parts of the
driving nature.
There are major dangers connected with driving and cell phone use. Drivers have to take their
eyes off the road while dialing. Also, drivers can get so deep into their conversations that their
ability to concentrate may be dangerously limited. This jeopardizes the safety of the people
inside the vehicle, and the pedestrians outside. In order to drive safely, the driver should be
able to put 100% of his or her focus on the road. Cell phones are simply a huge distraction
while driving.
It is understandable that there are some cases where the use of a cell phone is needed. In
these cases, I agree with the author of Yes, Prohibit Their Use, the driver should pull-over
somewhere safe to use the phone. If someone receives an incoming call, he should wait until
the car has come to a complete stop. Then he should proceed to use the phone. If he feels that
the emergency is urgent enough to take action right away, then the person should use the

hands free headset. Only in emergencies should cell phones be used.

Some people argue that there are other distractions other than cell phones. While using a cell
phone when driving may not be the most unsafe distraction, studies prove that it is the most
common cause of car crash accident, and common cause of death here in the US.
The use of cell phones while driving should be banned in Philadelphia, because many people
die due to distraction of cell phones. Cell phone distraction causes 2,600 deaths and 330,000
injuries in the United States every year. (www.livescience.com/technology). Another reason to
not use the cell phone while driving is devastating the many lives of the victims and their
families in the case of an accident.
When driving, cell phones should not be allowed. Help the statistics decrease not increase.
It is truly undeniable that in this science and technology millennium, we can hardly live without
money. Even buying something small such as sweet will cost you some money. However, this
does not mean that money can buy happiness, unlike the misconception of most people in the
world. In fact, wealth is a far cry from happiness. If you disagree with me, let's look at the
reasons for my stand.
Firstly, one of the main gates to happiness is to stay healthy. Maybe some people think that
when one is rich, he can be healthy or it does not matter even if they have diseases because
these rich men have lots of money to pay their medication. This is totally wrong. Good health is
acquired from a healthy lifestyle progressively and not in a day. With lots of money we are tend
to temp ourselves to exotic, luxurious food. If this food is taken excessively, it will let to obesity,
heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension and other serious illness. Moreover, rich people are
probably lack of exercise as they hardly walk outdoor due to 24 hours-service debar fetching
them about causing them to be at a higher risk of getting these unnecessarily health problems.
How a person can enjoys his life and feels happy when he is confined to a wheelchair or bedridden. He would not even be glad spending his money and time curing his sickness. Therefore,
wealth cannot bring happiness.
Professionals like doctor, nurse, lawyer, engineer, food technologist and accountant earn a lot
of money per month. They are considered the high class citizens who can afford large,
expensive house with huge beautiful gardens. But do they really enjoy the pleasures of life?
Most probably not because they are simply too busy with their work. They frequently burnt the
midnight oil in their work place. It is even more miserable if they have to turn their home into a
working place. Most specialists have to stand-by 24 hours in case of emergency calls from the
hospitals. Hence, they can hardly spend any relax, restful night at their home even if they
posse a huge two and a half storey bungalow with a beautiful garden and artificial waterfall.
Successful businessmen may always have a chance of flying to all parts of the world when they
go out station to make business. However, very few of them can really take it as a holiday as a
treat for themselves for their schedules are always full and they are so stressful with their
works. Even fewer businessmen can ignore urgent, pursuing calls from their clients or office
when they are going for holidays or resting. In other words, one can make lots of money but he
may not enjoy even the beauty of nature around them or the branded, expensive things with
them. So what is the use of money when we do not even enjoy a meal properly and
discontented with lives. One with a moderate income can feels happier if he leads a simple life
and be grateful with what he has.
Finally, a children or a teenage brought in moderate family is better than in a rich family. As the
sons or daughters of billionaires, their parents will give them whatever that they want in
material. These children or teenagers get a lot of pocket money from their parents and can
afford to buy many expensive things like branded, latest handset, expensive clothes and
branded sport shoes. But the question is, are they happy if their parents are always working

with only an Indonesian maid to accompany them. If they are asked to choose between wealth
and love from their parents, I believe that they were undoubtedly choose love. A healthy family
is not created for the children. These children mentally are not as healthy as those being cared
and loved by their parents. Children need parents who can listen to their problems and give
them words of wisdom, teaching then day by day. Parents who are not rich may not be able to
buy branded things to satisfy their children but with more communication and understanding,
these teenagers will understand the difficulty of their parents in earning money, learning to be
thrifty. In short, money does not promise a happy, caring family.
Money may be able to buy a lot of things but not love, friendship, health and others. These are
the main ingredients for a happy life. Thus, it is a controversy if money can bring happiness.
Even, if we can afford many things we desired with lots of money, we may not be happy and
enjoy our lives if we are always dissatisfied with what we had, yearning for more. Thus, I stand
firm that money cannot bring happiness.