Selasa, 14 Januari 2020

Sipitang

Sipitang? Anda belum kenal? Ataupun sudah kenal dan nak tahu lebih lanjut. Jom baca entri ini.

Okay, saya nak ceritakan pasal tempat ini sebab saya baru je ke Sipitang tadi nak pergi ambil ujian komputer. Jadi rasanya saya nak ceritakan juga apa yang menarik di Sipitang ni. Dah terdetik dihati nak cerita kat kamu ni pasal tempat ni hehe. Okay! Buat orang yang belum mengenali Sipitang ni mari saya beri sedikit sebanyak maklumat tentang Sipitang.

Pengenalan.

Sipitang merupakan pekan, daerah dan juga kawasan parlimen yang terletak di Bahagian Pedalaman, Sabah, Malaysia. Sipitang adalah pekan negeri Sabah yang paling dekat dengan sempadan Sabah-Sarawak. Pekan Sipitang terletak sejauh 44 kilometer ke selatan Beaufort, dan 144 kilometer ke selatan ibu kota Sabah, Kota Kinabalu.

Sumber:
https://ms.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sipitang

Sejarah.

Sebelum tahun 1884, Sipitang adalah di bawah naungan Kesultanan Brunei. Pada 5 November 1884, Sultan Brunei menyerahkan kawasan jajahannya dari Sipitang ke Kuala Penyu kepada Syarikat Berpiagam Borneo Utara (SBBU). Penyerahan ini berikutan daripada sogokan yang diberikan oleh gabernor SBBU, William Treacher, kepada pihak Sultan.

Pada 7 September 1901 pula, Sultan Brunei menyerahkan kawasan dari Sungai Sipitang sehingga ke Sungai Trusan kepada SBBU. Sehubungan dengan itu, SBBU memperoleh kawasan Mengalong dan Merantaman di Sipitang pada 12 September 1901. Pemberian ini diperoleh daripada geran yang diberikan oleh Pangiran Tengah Damit ibni al-Marhum Pangiran Anak Bongsu.

Kawasan-kawasan tersebut diperoleh secara berasingan kerana kawasan sebegitu adalah hak milik persendirian pangiran-pangiran (putera-putera) melalui hak tulin mereka, maka tidak terletak di bawah kuasa Sultan. Sungai Sipitang menandakan sempadan British Borneo Utara dan Kesultanan Brunei sehingga tahun 1900. Pada tahun 1901, iaitu setelah SBBU memperoleh tanah dari Sungai Sipitang ke Sungai Trusan, pejabat pentadbiran ditubuhkan di Sipitang dan kawasan tersebut diletakkan di bawah nama Province Clarke.

Daerah ini dinamakan sempena Sir Andrew Clarke. Matlamat penubuhan pejabat adalah untuk mengembangkan kawasan jajahan SBBU. Walau bagaimanapun, keadaan politik pada tahun-tahun berikutnya menyebabkan SBBU menjual kembali beberapa kawasan berdekatan dengan Sungai Trusan, dan sempadan Borneo utara menyusut ke Mengalong (Sindumin).


Tempat-tempat menarik di Sipitang.

1. Long Pasia.


Long Pasia adalah sebuah desa kecil etnik Lundayeh, sebuah kawasan subur yang penuh dengan pelbagai tumbuhan yang tidak terdapat di mana-mana tetapi ada di sini.

Selain memberi ganjaran kepada para pengunjungnya dengan khazanah alam, Long Pasia adalah tempat anda dapat mencari pengembaraan budaya dan pengalaman.  Sisa-sisa yang ditinggalkan oleh leluhur Lundayeh Upai Semaring menambah kemistikan dan legenda kepada Long Pa Sia.

Lawatan anda ke Long Pasia tidak akan membosankan anda.  Orang asli sebagai pemandu pelancong, anda akan memberitahu anda tentang tumbuh-tumbuhan yang anda lihat.  Anda juga akan belajar tentang legenda yang mengelilingi bukti-bukti, yang tersebar di seluruh rantau tentang kewujudan Upai Semaring.

Tidak ada resort di Long Pasia.  Sebaliknya, pengalaman anda di sini menjadi kaya dengan program penginapan di mana anda tinggal bersama keluarga atau tuan rumah.  Kadarnya adalah kira-kira RM35 seorang setiap malam, termasuk makanan.

Selain itu, Long Pasia juga pernah dikatakan seakan-akan negara Switzerland kerana mempunyai udara yang segar dan bukit-bukit yang hijau.

2. Pasar Sipitang.


Siapa yang tidak tahu fungsi pasar kan. Di pasar ini terdapat banyak buah-buahan, sayur-sayuran segar dari petani yang dijual dengan harga yang berpatutan.

3. Medan Selera Sipitang.


Bagi anda yang ingin mengisi perut di Sipitang. Jangan lupa untuk datang singgah ke Medan Selera Sipitang. Terdapat banyak menu makanan yang disediakan dan sate merupakan makanan yang popular di sini. Selain makan, anda juga boleh menikmati suasana pantai yang berada di hadapan gerai sambil menjamu selera.

4. Pantai Sipitang(Merintaman).


Pantai Sipitang atau dikenali sebagai Pantai Merintaman merupakan pantai yang popular di Sipitang dan mempunyai banyak pengunjung lebih-lebih lagi pada waktu petang kerana pemandangan pantai yang menawan. Anda dapat menangkap foto  yang cantik untuk kenang-kenangan.

5. Esplanad Sipitang.


Antara semua tempat yang saya senaraikan, hanya tempat ni yang saya sempat singgah.

Esplanad Sipitang merupakan tempat anda boleh melepak, beriadah, berjoging dan pelbagai lagi aktiviti santai sambil melihat pemandangan laut dan merasai hembusan angin yang nyaman.

Gerai-gerai yang berdekatan membolehkan anda singgah untuk membeli pelbagai makanan sepanjang berkunjung di sini.

Waktu yang paling terbaik untuk mengunjungi Esplanad Sipitang adalah pada waktu petang. Selain banyak gerai dibuka untuk pengunjung, anda juga boleh melihat suasana pemandangan pantai yang indah pada waktu petang dan inilah waktunya anda boleh mengambil gambar indah sama ada bersama keluarga, kekasih, juga secara solo. 

"Bayangkan, pada waktu petang, anda duduk di kerusi yang menghadap laut memandang langit yang kelihatan warna keorenan menandakan waktu petang hendak mengundur diri. Angin bayu laut menghembus lembut muka, tangan dan kaki membuatkan diri terasa segar. Anda terlupa semua masalah yang telah berlaku dalam hidup ini dan hanya menikmati saat-saat yang indah di sana."

Ahad, 12 Januari 2020

100 senarai peribahasa popular bahasa Inggeris untuk subjek MUET beserta maksud dan contoh bahagian 2.


51. Off the record
Meaning: Not made as an official or attributable statement; unofficial; confidential
Example: He accepted his fault off the record and hence it could not be used by the prosecutor in the court.

52. Oldest trick in the book
Meaning: A well known and much used trick/method
Example: Oldest trick in the book to treat cold and cough is drinking turmeric milk.

53. Off the cuff
Meaning: Without preparation; spontaneous 
Example: She has a reputation of handling off the cuff interviews very well.

54. Old habits die hard
Meaning: People find it difficult to change their accustomed behavior.
Example: She retired last month, but still gets up at the same time in the morning. Old habits die hard. 

55. Once in a blue moon
Meaning: Very rarely
Example: Jill has a very rocky relationship with her father. She speaks to him once in a blue moon.

56. Open the floodgates
Meaning: Release something that was previously under control
Example: Economists fear that relaxing price control will open the floodgates to inflation.

57. Out of the blue
Meaning: Happen unexpectedly
Example: She had given up all hope when out of the blue she got a call from Harvard.

58. Out on a limb
Meaning: Do something risky or something that others do not support (leaving the doer in a difficult situation)
Example: She was out on a limb with her project – nobody supported her idea.

59. Over the top
Meaning: Totally excessive and not suitable for the occasion.
Example: Her sari was way over the top for a sombre occasion like this.

60. Pen is mightier than the sword
Meaning: Words and communication have a greater effect than war
Example: A simple handwritten note put an end to their week long cold war – pen is mightier than the sword.

61. Push one’s luck
Meaning: Trying to obtain more than what one has (risk spoiling the current situation)
Example: You have my permission to go to your friends’ place but don’t push your luck by planning a night out.

62. Raining cats and dogs
Meaning: Raining heavily
Example: We’ll have to cancel the trip, it’s raining cats and dogs here. 

63. Reap the harvest
Meaning: Benefit or suffer as a direct result of past actions.
Example: When he cleared IIT-JEE, he reaped the harvest of all his hard work.

64. Roll up one’s sleeves
Meaning: Get ready for hard work
Example: My brother said he would roll up his sleeves and do whatever it takes to support the family.

65. See eye to eye
Meaning: To be in agreement with
Example: She was glad her roommate saw eye to eye on the choice of the flat.

66. Shot in the dark
Meaning: A complete guess (may or may not be close to the truth)
Example: He didn’t know too much about programming, so answering the interviewer’s question was merely a shot in the dark.

67. Sink your teeth into
Meaning: Do something with a lot of energy and enthusiasm.
Example: Robin immediately sank his teeth into his new job.

68. Skating on thin ice
Meaning: Do or say something risky or something that could cause trouble.
Example: Don’t say anything that hurts her self esteem or you could be skating on thin ice.

69. Stand in a good stead
Meaning: To be useful or be of good service to someone.
Example: Being fluent in German will stand you in a good stead when applying for an MS in Germany.

70. Strike while the iron is hot
Meaning: To act at the right time
Example: The price of gold is at a 10 year low, strike while the iron is hot and invest in it right away.

71. Take a back seat
Meaning: Choose to be less important in a role
Example: He finally decided to take a back seat and let his son run the family business.

72. Take with a grain/pinch of salt
Meaning: To doubt the accuracy of information
Example: A lot is said about the celebrities in media, but that information should be taken with a grain of salt.

73. Take a nosedive
Meaning: Rapid drop or decrease in value
Example: The share prices took a nosedive when there were rumors of the company’s CEO resigning.

74. Take the plunge
Meaning: Venture into something of one’s interest despite the risks involved
Example: Jack finally took the plunge and opened a restaurant.

75. Taste of one’s own medicine
Meaning: Treat people the same (unpleasant) way they treated you
Example: People who often disregard others should be given a taste of their own medicine.

76. Think the world of
Meaning: Admire someone very much
Example: Emily is a wonderful teacher – children think the world of her.

77. Tight spot
Meaning: A difficult situation
Example: The recent lawsuit has put the firm in a tight spot.

78. Tongue in cheek
Meaning: (of a remark) Supposed to be taken in funny or ironic sense
Example: Her comment was taken more seriously than intended. It was supposed to be tongue in cheek.

79. Turn a blind eye
Meaning: Pretend not to notice
Example: People tend to turn a blind eye to crime against women.

80. Walk on eggshells
Meaning: Be extremely cautious about one's words or actions
Example: Celebrities are scrutinized by the media for all their actions so they’re required to walk on eggshells.

81. Want someone’s head on a platter
Meaning: Want someone to be punished severely
Example: “I want that murderer’s head on a platter!”, said the Chief of police.

82. Watch (someone) like a hawk
Meaning: Keep eyes on or watch carefully
Example: The examiner watched the test takers like a hawk.

83. Water under the bridge
Meaning: Something bad that happened in the past but is no longer important
Example: The couple had a serious fight in the past but that water is under the bridge now.

84. Wave a dead chicken
Meaning: Do some useless, unhelpful thing in the hope that it will solve a problem
Example: Restarting the laptop once the motherboard has crashed is like waving a dead chicken.

85. Weak in the knees
Meaning: Barely able to stand because of emotion, fear or illness
Example: The shock of being summoned by the Supreme Court made me go weak in the knees.

86. Wear many hats
Meaning: Do many different types tasks
Example: We have such a small number of employees that one is often supposed to wear many hats.

87. Weather the storm
Meaning: Succeed in surviving a difficult period of time
Example: Given the current global market conditions, the Indian economy is weathering the storm pretty well.

88. Wet behind the ears
Meaning: Inexperienced and immature
Example: Instead of a full time job, she should be offered an internship as she is still wet behind the ears.

89. Whale of a time
Meaning: Enjoy a lot
Example: She had a whale of a time in Goa with her girl gang.

90. Whistle in the dark
Meaning: Pretend to be brave in a scary situation
Example: Upon being attacked, she blew a whistle in the dark which surprised her attackers.

91. Why keep a dog and bark for yourself
Meaning: If someone or something can do a job for you, why do it yourself?
Example: My sister has a printer but she continues to write notes manually. Why keep a dog and bark for yourself?

92. Wide off the mark
Meaning: Incorrect; Inadequate; Not what is expected
Example: Her answer was wide off the mark, it was impossible for me to give a better rating to it.

93. Wild goose chase
Meaning: Waste time looking for something that has little chance of being found
Example: She tried to find out who the anonymous caller was, but it turned out to be a wild goose chase.

94. Wipe the slate clean
Meaning: Make a fresh start
Example: When Mike was leaving home, he decided to wipe the slate clean with his dad.

95. Wolf in sheep’s clothing
Meaning: Dangerous person pretending to be harmless
Example: I thought she was a good person, but I realized that she was a wolf in a sheep’s clothing 
when she backstabbed me during the selection process.

96. Work your fingers to the bone
Meaning: Extreme hard work
Example: She totally deserves the success; she worked her fingers to the bone when she started out as a model.

97. Worm’s eye view
Meaning: A perspective seen from below or from a low or inferior position
Example: The trainees get only a worm’s eye view of the corporate structure.

98. Worth one’s salt
Meaning: Good or competent at the job or profession specified 
Example: She deserves respect as she is totally worth her salt.

99. Wrap one’s brain around
Meaning: Concentrate on something in an effort to understand
Example: I really need to wrap my brain around this concept before the exam.

100. Zero in on something
Meaning: Focus all attention onto one thing
Example: The teacher immediately zeroed in on the weaker students of the class.



100 senarai peribahasa popular bahasa Inggeris untuk subjek MUET beserta maksud dan contoh bahagian 1.

Senarai dibawah merupakan 100 senarai peribahasa popular bahasa Inggeris yang boleh digunakan untuk subjek MUET beserta maksud dan contoh.

1. A hot potato
Meaning: Something that is difficult or dangerous to deal with.
Example: Terrorism is a political hot potato in Afghanistan.

2. A penny for your thoughts
Meaning: Way of asking what someone is thinking.
Example: After several minutes of silence he finally looked at her and said, “A penny for your thoughts, Lily.”

3. Actions speak louder than words
Meaning: What you do is more significant than what you say.
Example: He: I’m sorry. I’ll try to be a better person henceforth.
She: Actions speak louder than words.

4. Add insult to injury
Meaning: To make a bad situation worse.
Example: Their basement was flooded, and then, to add insult to injury, a pipe burst in the kitchen.

5. An arm and a leg
Meaning: A lot of money.
Example: It’s the best cruise in the world, but it will cost you an arm and a leg.

6. At the drop of a hat
Meaning: Immediately; without any hesitation

7. Back to the drawing board
Meaning: Start something all over again.
Example: I failed this semester, but now I am back to the drawing board.

8. Ball is in your court.
Meaning: It is up to you to take the next step
Example: I’ve made my decision, now the ball is in your court.

9. Barking up the wrong tree
Meaning: Looking in the wrong place; accusing the wrong person.
Example: He did not commit the crime, you’re barking up the wrong tree.

10. Be glad to see the back of
Meaning: Be glad to see someone leave.
Example: I never liked her. I’ll be glad to see the back of her.

11. Beat around the bush
Meaning: Avoid answering a question; not speaking directly about the issue.
Example: Tell me what the problem is, stop beating around the bush.

12. Best of both the worlds
Meaning: Situation wherein one can enjoy two different opportunities.
Example: She had the privilege of a professor and freedom of a student. She had the best of both worlds.

13. Best thing since sliced bread
Meaning: A good idea or plan; an excellent new invention.
Example: I love your idea. It’s the best thing since sliced bread.

14. Bite off more than you can chew
Meaning: To take on a task that is way too big.
Example: Our boss bit off more than she could chew when she promised the client we’d have the project ready by next week.

15. Blessing in disguise
Meaning: Something good that isn’t recognized at first.
Example: Ashok’s losing his job was a blessing in disguise; it gave him an opportunity to pursue higher studies.

16. Burn the midnight oil
Meaning: To stay up working, especially studying, late at night.
Example: She’s been burning the midnight oil for the last few months; her hard work will definitely pay off in the coming exams.

17. Don’t judge a book by its cover
Meaning: Don’t judge something primarily by its appearance.
Example: 
She: He doesn’t look intelligent.
He: You can’t judge a book by its cover.

18. Caught between two stools.
Meaning: When someone finds it difficult to choose between two alternatives.
Example: He had committed to both and now he’s caught between two stools.

19. Cross that bridge when you come to it.
Meaning: Deal with a problem if and when it becomes necessary.
Example: He: I think I need to hire a lawyer.
She: Cross that bridge when you come to it.

20. Cry over spilled milk
Meaning: To be unhappy about something that cannot be undone.
Example: It can’t he helped, don’t cry over spilled milk.

21. Curiosity killed the cat : Being too curious can get you into trouble.
Example: Don’t ask about his divorce-curiosity killed the cat!

22. Cut corners
Meaning: To take shortcuts; when something is done badly to save money.
Example: They always put quality first; they won’t cut corners just to save money.

23. Cut the mustard
Meaning: Perform satisfactorily; to succeed.
Example: We need a better catcher; this one just doesn’t cut the mustard.

24. Devil’s advocate
Meaning: To present a counter argument
Example: The teacher always played devil’s advocate to provoke discussion in the classroom.

25. Don’t count your chickens before the eggs have hatched.
Meaning: Don’t make plans for something that might not happen.
Example: You might not win the prize and you’ve already spent the money? Don’t count your chickens before the eggs have hatched.

26. Don’t give up the day job
Meaning: You’re not very good at something. You could definitely not do it professionally.
Example: Why did you invest in business even after failing in it in the past? Don’t give up the day job! 

27. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
Meaning: Don’t focus all of your attention on one thing or one area.
Example: I know you love Harvard, but don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Apply to other colleges too.

28. Drastic times call for drastic measures
Meaning: When you’re extremely desperate you need to take drastic actions.
Example: Yes we had to let go of five of our workers! Drastic times call for drastic measures.

29. Elvis has left the building
Meaning: The show has come to an end. It’s all over.
Example: We waited for another performance by the band but it looked like Elvis had left the building. 

30. Every cloud has a silver lining
Meaning: Be optimistic, even difficult times will lead to better days.
Example: I’m sorry your business is going badly, but remember every cloud has a silver lining.

31. Far cry from
Meaning: A thing that is very different from something else.
Example: What you did was a far cry from what you said you were going to do.

32. Feel a bit under the weather
Meaning: Feeling sick or unhealthy.
Example: I’m not coming to office today, I’m feeling a bit under the weather.

33. Give the benefit of doubt
Meaning: Believe someone’s statement without proof.
Example: I knew him since the past 5 years, so I gave him the benefit of doubt.

34. Hear through the grapevine
Meaning: To hear news from someone who heard that news from someone else
Example: I heard through the grapevine that she’s pregnant.

35. Hit the nail on the head
Meaning: To do or say exactly the right thing.
Example: You’ve spotted the flaw, Robert. You’ve hit the nail on the head.

36. Hit the sack/sheets/hay
Meaning: To go to bed.
Example: I’m exhausted. I think I’ll just hit the sack.

37. In the heat of the moment
Meaning: Overwhelmed by what’s happening at the moment. 
Example: He doesn’t hate you. He just said that in the heat of the moment.

38. It takes two to tango
Meaning: Both people involved in a bad situation are responsible for it.
Example: He blamed her for his lack of attention; well it takes two to tango. 

39. Jump on the bandwagon
Meaning: Join a popular trend or activity.
Example: So many people are playing that game that I might as well jump on the bandwagon and check it out.

40. Keep something at bay
Meaning: Keep something away
Example: A good way to keep your anxiety at bay is through meditation.

41. Kill two birds with one stone
Meaning: To solve two problems at a time with just one action
Example: John practiced his words while peeling the potatoes. He was killing two birds with one stone. 

42. Last straw
Meaning: The final problem in a series of problems
Example: This is the last straw. I’m calling the police.

43. Let sleeping dogs lie
Meaning: Leave something alone if it might cause trouble.
Example: I thought I would ask him if he wanted me to pay him back right away, but then I decided to let the sleeping dogs lie.

44. Let the cat out of the bag
Meaning: To share information that was previously concealed.
Example: It’s our secret. Don’t let the cat out of the bag.

45. Make a long story short
Meaning: Come to the point – leave out the details.
Example: And – to make the long story short – I never got back the money I lent him.

46. Method in the madness
Meaning: A purpose in what one is doing, even though it seems to be crazy.
Example: What I’m doing might seem strange, but there is method in my madness.

47. Miss the boat
Meaning: To miss out on something.
Example: Pay attention, John, or you’ll miss the boat and never learn algebra.

48. Not a spark of decency
Meaning: A person who has no manners
Example: Her brother has not a spark of decency. I don’t like the way he acts in public. 

49. Not playing with the full deck
Meaning: Someone who is mentally, psychologically or intellectually deficient.
Example: He’s an intelligent guy, but with all that crazy things he does, I wonder if he’s not playing with the full deck.

50. On the ball
Meaning: When someone understands a situation well; attentive.
Example: If you were on the ball, this wouldn’t have happened.

Sabtu, 11 Januari 2020

Tip-tip persediaan menjalankan kerja kursus Tingkatan 6.

Entri kali ini membincangkan tentang tip-tip menjalankan kerja kursus Tingkatan 6.
Setelah semester 1 berlalu, tidak lama lagi semester yang seterusnya akan bermula iaitu semester 2 dan seterusnya semester yang terakhir semester 3. Dalam semester 2 dan 3, pelajar akan ditugaskan untuk menyiapkan kerja kursus. Jadi, terdapat beberapa tip yang boleh dijadikan panduan semasa menyiapkan kerja kursus.

1. Sedia lebih awal
Persediaan lebih awal sangat penting sebelum bermulanya tugasan kerja kursus. Pelajar boleh mencari maklumat berkenaan kerja kursus yang akan dibuat yang sebelum disuruh oleh pensyarah. Perkara ini penting supaya pelajar dapat mengetahui macam mana rupanya kerja kursus tersebut. Dengan itu, pelajar dapat mencari bahan lebih awal sebelum mula buat kerja kursus.

2. Sediakan peralatan
Selain itu, setiap kerja kursus tak ira apa sahaja subjek semestinya melibatkan penggunaan laptop, komputer atau telefon bimbit. Jadi, yang tidak mempunyai laptop cepat-cepatlah membeli laptop atau meminjam daripada orang lain. Lagi satu, pelajar juga membeli alat pencetak atau sekiranya ada alat pencetak di rumah pastikannya berada dalam keadaan baik dan berisi dengan dakwat. Sekiranya tidak ada gunakan sahaja alat pencetak yang disediakan di sekolah atau mencetak di kedai-kedai yang menyediakan kemudahan mencetak. Hal ini kerana pelajar akan banyak kali mencetak hasil kerja kursus untuk dinilai oleh pensyarah tetapi hanya sebagai draf untuk pembetulan.

Pelajar juga hendaklah membeli barang-barang yang penting untuk membuat kerja kursus seperti kertas A4, fail untuk menyimpan hasil penulisan kerja kursus dan alat-alat untuk kegunaan kerja kursus. Disamping itu, pelajar juga hendaklah membeli bahan yang disuruh oleh pensyarah.

3.Tahu dimana hendak mencari bahan
Terdapat banyak sumber dimana pelajar boleh mencari bahan untuk kerja kursus. Namun begitu, sumber utama sebagai panduan melaksanakan kerja kursus ada di laman web Majlis Peperiksaan Malaysia(MPM).

Terdapat juga sumber-sumber lain seperti blog-blog yang menyediakan contoh-contoh kerja kursus. Laman web seperti Academia juga menyediakan contoh kerja kursus bekas pelajar Tingkatan 6.

Jenama buku yang sesuai bagi Tingkatan 6.


Selepas masuk Tingkatan 6, kita mesti pernah terfikir sebelum ini tentang buku jenama apa yang kita patut pakai. Jadi saya nak kongsikan jenama buku yang baik yang saya dah guna sepanjang saya di melanjutkan pelajaran ke Tingkatan 6.

1. Oxford(Ace Ahead)
Jenama buku ini merupakan jenama buku yang paling banyak saya beli. Hampir keseluruhan buku yang saya gunakan adalah jenama Oxford(Ace Ahead). Saya pilih buku ini kerana susun aturnya yang mantap ditambah lagi dengan pewarnaan buku yang menarik membolehkan saya membaca dengan lebih selesa. Selain itu, buku ini juga menyediakan nota-nota ringkas sama ada di ruang sisi atau di hujung topik. Antara subjek yang saya gunakan bagi jenama ini ialah Pengajian Am, Sejarah, Geografi dan Ekonomi.

2. Local publication(LP)
Buku jenama ini merupakan antara buku yang cikgu-cikgu gemar guna kalau kat sekolah akulah. Terutamanya buku Geografi. Isinya memang padat dan menyeluruh. Ada juga buku yang ringkas Tetapi dari segi penampilannya memang tak boleh lawan Oxford(Ace Ahead).

3. Pelangi
Buku jenama ini tak pernah saya gunakan. Tetapi ada guru-guru dan kawan saya yang guna jadi saya boleh tahu macam mana kualiti buku itu. Buku ini agak padat juga. Saya sarankan jangan beli buku pelangi subjek Sejarah. Bukan sebab kandungannya tak menepati skop pembelajaran tetapi ada juga sedikit yang kurang tapi tak juga banyak, cara penyampaian isi kandungan bagi subjek Sejarah ada yang disusun secara kronologikal. Maksud saya susunan isi kandungan tu berturutan seperti cerita. Jadi ia menyebabkan pelajar agak susah untuk mencari maklumat kerana maklumat berpisah.

4. Longman
Saya kurang pasti dengan buku ini. Tetapi bagi cikgu Pengajian Am saya sangat sarankan buku ini kerana isinya yang padat. Buku ini tebal berbanding buku jenama lain. Ini bermakna buku ini agak mahal dari yang lain.

Itu sahaja pendapat peribadi saya tentang jenama buku yang sesuai kita guna. Ada banyak lagi buku yang ada di pasaran sebenarnya, ini cuma saranan saya sahaja, bukan semua betul 100%. Kesimpulannya, buku jenama Oxford adalah yang terbaik. Saya tak suruh beli semua buku jenama itu sahaja, tetapi boleh juga beli buku yang cikgu sarankan.