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S1 English Writing  Main Task 2  Personal Letter

Written by 1A Anson Lee

 

Dear Hiroko,

 

Hey my friend! I’m so glad that you replied my letter. You want to know about Chinese culture? It’s okay, let me introduce my favourite festival – Mid-Autumn Festival.

 

Mid-Autumn Festival is special for me. It’s because it isn’t like other festivals. It’s celebrated at night most. We have special things to do and eat in this festival, and there are also some special legendary characters such as Chang E and Hou Yi.

 

In this festival, we have many special food. Some examples include star fruit, dragon fruit, moon cakes, etc. I like mooncakes and rice dumplings most. They’re delicious and so sweet. I love them.

 

In this festival, we have a lot to do for celebration. We may watch and admire the full moon. That’s my favourite too. I usually go to some parks and watch the moon alone, but sometimes I go with my family. We can also play lantern, but I think it’s silly.

 

Mid-Autumn festival has a legend too. It says there was a woman called Chang E. She has a husband. One day, she ate her husband’s medicine and she became so light suddenly that she flew to the moon.

 

The reason why I like Mid-Autumn Festival is I can eat many good meals and have a lot of fun. I hope you like it too!

 

Love,

Chris

The best way to teach young children write from wrong

Written by 5B Paul Chan 5B

 

It is no denying that children must learn how to differentiate what is right and wrong at an early age. Among all the methodologies, I believe that punishment is an effective way to teach youngsters to learn how to distinguish right from wrong. This essay will also discuss what type of punishment could be used to teach good behavior to children.

 

I fully agree that appropriate punishment is effective when it comes to children’s development. In other words, children can experience the consequences of their decisions in a memorable way. Just like adults, children learn from experiences. When childlren learn that every act has a consequence, they will be trained to acquire the ability effectively. For example, parents can declare the consequence of shouting in public places will lead to the fact that the child will not be allowed to go out next weekend. The child who experiences the unpleasant consequences of his behavior will be less likely to act that way again.

 

As for the type of punishment, I suggest that parents and teachers should remind the children about the consequence before they break the rule. If the child knows that the consequence of yelling in public is being grounded at home, then he has a choice. In the classroom, for example, the teachers could tell the students about the consequence of yelling is getting detention. In this case, students have an option to choose to not yell and leave school on time or yell and get detention.

 

In conclusion, punishment and teaching the consequence should work hand in hand for children to learn how to distinguish the right and wrong. Not only it could help a child develop a sense of accountability but also leads to more harmonious relationships between parents and children.

 

 

 

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