Wednesday, February 27, 2008

All The Best Wishes

Do your best in your exam and God will do the rest.

All the best wishes for your 1st Mid Sem Exam.
Good Luck!

Monday, February 25, 2008

The Lotus Eater

Lotus eaters are people who live an idle, comfortable life, like Wilson. They do not do any work and neither do they think or care very much abut anything else.

-quest for happiness
-fate determines our destiny.we can plan our life but we can't plan death.
- we are responsible for our life and mustn't depend on others.

-calm and matter-of-fact.
-tone shifts to sad when Wilson tries to kill himself
-atmosphere becomes bleak when Wilson dies later.

Point of View
-the narrator's point of view

Language & Style
-simple and straightforward.

Wilson decided to move to Capri to leave his boring routine in London.When he was in Capri, he led a 'routine' life like the one he had in London.

The hint of Wilson will dies when he is 60.

Wilson's way of life is compared to a wild animal's-He was like a wild animal.

The full moon=symbol of peace.

The story was set in the 20th century in Cari Island.

Thomas Wilson, The Narrator, The Landlady, The Narrator's friend.

Moral Values
-Life should be enjoyed and we must plan how to live our life meaningfully.
-Life is precious.We must take control of our lives.
-Happiness is not by leading an idle life. We must not be too complacent.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Change of Exam Timetable

Dear Students,

Please take note on the changes of timetable for the upcoming Mid Semester Exam:

Due to the recently declared public holiday for schools on 7th March,papers scheduled on the 7th March 2008 (Friday) will be carry forward to 27th February 2008 (Wednesday). The subjects involved are:

1) EST Paper 2
2) Pendidikan Islam
3) Pendidikan Moral

Happy Studying ;)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Mid-Sem: Literature

Dear Students,

Please read the following for your mid semester exam-literature:

1) Sonnet 18
2) The Lotus Eater

p/s: refer to the notes that i've given ok

Book Review 2

Dear Students,

Kindly be reminded that your Book Review 2
(for the month of February)
is due next Friday, 29 February.

Thank you.
Have a great and productive day today ;)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Mid Semester Exam

Please be advised that you will be sitting for your Mid Semester Exam starting on Thursday, 28 February 2008. The timetable for English papers are as follows:

English Paper 1 & 2 : Thursday, 28 February

EST Paper 1 : Wednesday, 5 March

EST Paper 2 : Friday, 7 March

All the best for your exam ;)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Writing: Articles & Reviews

Articles and reviews are examples of formal writing.

In SPM questions, you are given some notes, a map or some other pictorial stimulus; and you have to write an article or review.

Tips: Use formal English, do not use slang or colloquial.
Give all the details required; who?, when?, where?, why?
It is better to use the present tense for reviews and the past tense in articles.
Give your personal reaction/comments for reviews.

Monday, February 18, 2008

SPM English for Science & Technology (EST)

The SPM examination format for EST are as follows:

Paper 1

Section A (20 marks)

Reading Comprehension
Part 1 & 2 Information Transfer

Section B - 30 marks


Paper 2

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Section A (25 marks) 1- 25 =Graphic materials and short texts

Section B (5 marks)

Q. no 26-30 = Cloze passage

Monday, 18 February 2008

Please submit your English Longman's workbook on 19 Feb 2008. You should have completed the following exercises:

1) Information Transfer ; pg 20-21
2) Reading Comprehension & Summary : pg 22-24

Please read the short story, The Lotus Eater and study its theme and tone for your next EL lesson.


Monthly Test 1

As some of you have been asking me your marks for the Commonwealth Essay, please be patient ;)
I am in the process of recording your marks, so you will be getting your marks soon, okay?

The highest marks belongs to:

Mr David Kam, 4 Sc 1 = 88 %


SPM English 1119

The SPM English 1119 consists of 2 papers. For more details on the examination format and scheme of works (Form 4), please visit the school's wiki. I have posted the details there.

Browse to scc pages, and click to upper secondary english.

This Is How We Do it

How to Improve Your English Language

1) Use The Language

There are no shortcuts to learning a language. You have to totally immerse in it. Use English Language everywhere especially in school. If you are shy or unsure, begin with words and phrases, then sentences. You will be surprise how confident you are in speaking the language.

2) Be independent learners

Don't merely rely on me or your teachers to improve. I only see you few times a week, so you need to read more on your own and use the language.

3) Vocabulary notebook

Write down words and phrases that you learn each day. You can do this alphabetically or according to usage. Customize your notebook.Draw mind maps, picture, symbol, etc. Add new entries daily.

4) Invest in a good dictionary

Choose a dictionary that is portable and has examples of sentences and usage. Use them regularly, don't let them lying down collecting dust. My choice: Longman's Dictionary

5) Read more

You may start with reading about things that you are interested in. Read the newspaper daily to fill in your thirst for knowledge. For more serious reading, try reading letters to the Editor in the newspaper/magazines. You will learn to express your opinion, support your main ideas and give suggestions.

6) Have a journal / blog.

In order to improve, you have to write daily. Write at least 3 entries per week (by every Friday)

7) Speak in English

Practice makes perfect. Communicate with your parents, teachers and friends in English. Ask them to support your efforts so that you can have the confidence in the language.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Welcome to Form 4 English

My dear form 4s,

This blog is created just for u. Please make full use of it and do visit it regularly as i will post notes, assignments and homework for your english language lessons purposes. I will also post some of your work on line so that others can read your wonderful and creative masterpieces.

Happy browsing and blogging!
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