Tips for ESL Students in Malaysia

When you are writing an essay for examination purpose, it is good to be ambitious but being correct is more important because your marks depend on it!


"How to be correct?"

1. Understand and remember the tenses and the subject-verb agreement.

"So many, I got confused!"

You don't have to know all, just the basic (simple, continuous and perfect tenses) but use them correctly and effectively.


2. Understand and remember English sentence structures.


  • Basic structure: (subject+verb+object)       

Example: The young lady loves the song.


  • 3 types of sentences

Simple: The young lady loves the song.
Compound: The young lady loves the song, but her brother hates it.
Complex: Although the young lady loves the song, her brother hates it.