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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Poppy!

Here a simple video I made, so give me your thoughts on the video ok.. ;p


video

It's a story on young teen- Poppy who have a rough and dark teen life.. And I added a twist in the end.. So tell me you oponion on the video! ^^.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Slang!

Slang is the non-standard use of words in a language and sometimes the creation of new words or importation of words from another language.

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

Slangs are interesting. I found one slang, whereby 'uncle' means you quit. It is funny and hard because most slang does't really have any connection with the meaning, regardless the sound, pronunciation or the spelling.

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.


Have Fun! ^^.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Have Fun Twisting Your Tongue! part2

OK now you've done a little warming up for the tongue twister, let's put it to the test now!

video

PETER PIPER


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

Have Fun Twisting Your Tongue! part1

Today, let's try have fun with Tongue Twister! It is very hard at first, but after you actually remember the word order and try it a few times, then you will get better!

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.


video


So, it's not easy right? But it's a good practice for doing tongue twister!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

ROLE-PLAY!

Okay students, for the next class, I'm going to make a role play in our class. Just thought I let you guys know sooner and give time for you to practice.


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

Lesson Plan!

Here is the lesson plan my friend, Adote and I come up with. It's on interpersonal skills. The target students are Form 1 students. As we know, form 1 students already gone through Primary schools, so they have learned basically how to greet people and now we are going to test the students on how to communicate with people and to teach them the proper way to socialize.


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.

Induction Set:

Students will learn how to make friends and talk about themselves recount experiences and also enquire about the person they are talking to.

Development Stage:

i) Introducing oneself.

ii) Talking about self and family

iii) Asking simple question politely to get information and responding appropriately to questions.

Evaluation:

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.

Stage/Time

Content

Teacher’s / student’s activities

Rationale and Material

Stage 1

Set Induction

(10 minutes)

LEARNING OUTCOMES

1.0 LANGUAGE FOR

INTERPERSONAL USE

1.1 Make friends and keep

friendships by

a. introducing oneself;

Level 1

i. Introducing oneself.

AVA:

Whiteboard

Rationale:

To introduce the topic and to get student’s interest.

Stage 2

development

(40 minutes)

b. talking about self, family,

friends, interests, past events,

feelings, and understanding

when others talk about

themselves;

c. exchanging ideas and giving

opinions on topics of interest;

d. taking part in conversations

and discussions.

Level 2

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

AVA:

Flash card, Whiteboard,

Rationale:

To introduce the proper way to interact with people.

Stage 3

Evaluation

a. dramatizing texts and role-playing

characters;

b. retelling a story from a different point of

view and presenting it in another genre,

c. composing simple poems, stories and

dialogues.

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.

AVA:

Exercise book, text book,

Rationale:

To test the students’ understanding of the topic.

Stage 4

Closure

(10 minutes)

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.”

AVA:

1. Whiteboard

2. Handouts




Let's chat with Egon!

Okay now, I know you guys loves chatting so much on Yahoo Messenger, Skype and even on Facebook Chat. How about try something new? I have found a site where you could chat with the Egon, a creature that is programmed to chat with you and always have something to say.


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.