Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Slang terms are often particular to a certain subculture, such as skaters, or musicians.
Slang is used extensively in American TV, movies, music, literature, and in conversations among native English speakers.
Slang is sometimes confusing and becoming a factor why we can't understand a sentence so well.So today I will try to help you guys out with this problem.
SO here are some examples that you may be familiar with:
|airhead||a stupid person||My sister's boyfriend is an airhead.|
|babe||girl||Look at the babe next to that tree over there.|
|barf||vomit||He had to barf because he drank too much alcohol.|
|bummer||bad experience||My trip to New York was a bummer.|
|freebie||free||The pillow was a freebie.|
|no biggie||not important||He could not finish his homework but it is no biggie.|
|totally||completely||That car is totally awesome.|
|uptight||anxious||Try not to be uptight about your new job|
SO to help you out, here some sites you could go to if you have problems understanding the articles you are reading or the songs you are listening. Check here Urban Dictionary or Fun English-Slang.
Monday, July 26, 2010
OK now you've done a little warming up for the tongue twister, let's put it to the test now!
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
But if Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Were they pickled when he picked them from the vine?
Or was Peter Piper pickled when he picked the pickled peppers
Peppers picked from the pickled pepper vine?
You could also try some other tongue twister!:
if a ditch digger dug a ditch, how many ditches could a ditch digger dig if a ditch digger dug a ditch?
if tricky trackers trek tricky trails, how many tricky trails could a tricky tracker trek?
if a bottle breaker broke a bottle, how many bottles could a bottle break if a bottle breaker could break bottles?
if a kelp cutter cut kelp, how much kelp could a kelp cutter cut if a kelp...
OK, now that we are done with the practice, let us fin new tongue twisters and bring to the class to try out and trade tongue twisters with your friends. ^^.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
But before I we test on the real tongue twisting sentences, how about if we try something simpler to get used to this confusing tongue twister?
I found an ABC song. The thing is, it is in backwards.
So, it's not easy right? But it's a good practice for doing tongue twister!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Oxford University Press has made these cool simple and easy mini phrasebook that can help you refer to what you should say in a conversation with certain situations. Now I would like you to download these, and print it and bring everywhere you go and PRACTICE!
We will be doing in the next class, so I hope you guys came prepared and ready for our upcoming activity! Happy Role-playing!
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD NO.1
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD NO.2
p/s: Anybody who slacks will be SEVERELY punished! ;p
Date : 20th July 2010
Time : 1 hour 20 minutes
Class : Form 1 Anggur
Number of Students : 30
Subject : English
Lesson Theme/Topic : Interpersonal Skills
Prior Knowledge : Knowing how to greet
Learning Outcomes : Make friends and talk about themselves recount experiences and also enquire about the person they are talking to.
Content : (1) Introducing oneself. (2) Talking about self, family and interest. (3) Exchanging ideas and opinions. (4) Taking part in conversation and discussion.
Moral Value : Healthy social skills
Thinking Skills : How to start, maintain and prolong a conversation.
Students will learn how to make friends and talk about themselves recount experiences and also enquire about the person they are talking to.
i) Introducing oneself.
ii) Talking about self and family
iii) Asking simple question politely to get information and responding appropriately to questions.
Students will be ask to present a role play based on different situation that will test their interpersonal skills.
Summary / Reflection:
Teacher will test students’ interpersonal skills orally by asking them random question based on topic to check their understanding.
Teacher’s / student’s activities
Rationale and Material
1.0 LANGUAGE FOR
1.1 Make friends and keep
a. introducing oneself;
i. Introducing oneself.
To introduce the topic and to get student’s interest.
b. talking about self, family,
friends, interests, past events,
feelings, and understanding
when others talk about
c. exchanging ideas and giving
opinions on topics of interest;
d. taking part in conversations
i. Talking about Self,Family, and writing a short paragraph on these topics.
ii. Asking simple questions politely to get information and responding appropriately to questions.
iii. Expressing thoughts and opinions.
iv. Responding to questions
politely by giving the required information
Flash card, Whiteboard,
To introduce the proper way to interact with people.
a. dramatizing texts and role-playing
b. retelling a story from a different point of
view and presenting it in another genre,
c. composing simple poems, stories and
Acting out sections of the text.
i. Retelling the story as one understands it and writing a short paragraph.
ii. Composing simple poems, stories and dialogues at a level suitable to learners.
Exercise book, text book,
To test the students’ understanding of the topic.
Oral test by asking them random question and homework based on topic to check their understanding.
1. Teacher will ask question on certain situation. Ex: “how are you?”
2. Student should give proper response. Ex: “I’m fine thank you.”
It's a really good practice for your English, because Egon will only respond to sentence that is grammatically correct. In English of course. So rather than chatting with random strangers on Yahoo Chat Room, my not chat with Egon. It could improve your English. You could also analyze the way he talk and the way he answer your questions. But, don't insult him, because he won't just let you. He will talk back for sure!
CLICK TO CHAT WITH EGON
p/s: I had a fun time trying to mess with him. So I hope you will enjoy too, while improving your English! And oh yeah, Note that actually you are talking to a computer program – some answers might not make sense. But it's great fun anyway.