Saturday, November 9, 2013

I'm Your Toy

Dear, You are my priority
In contrast, I am your option
Without you it is misery
like a sad ending in a fiction

You come first, I come last
A toy you play night and day
A temporary to remind your past
Choose me not at the end of the day

You hurt me, stab right into my heart
Leave me not as you still want to play
My  lonely heart is torn, and ripped apart
You just smile, content and go away

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Railway Children - Interesting Character

Question
Based on the novel you have read, write about an interesting character. Give reasons and examples to support your answer.

Model Answer
     I read the novel, "The Railway Children" by Edith Nesbit. In this novel, I find that Bobbie is a very interesting character. 
     I find her interesting because, she is a brave girl. This is shown when there was a landslide. Half of the hillside crashed down onto the railway line. The  train was in danger. The children used the girls’ red petticoat to make six flags to warn the train. The train came down the track too fast. Bobbie ran onto the railway line waving two flags. The train stopped twenty metres away from Bobbie. Here, it is very clear that Bobbie is a brave girl and I am sure not many children her age would do this.
     She is an interesting character because she is very loving. This is shown when Mother was ill. The children did not have money to buy the things listed by the doctor.  Bobbie and her siblings got help. She loved her mother very much and got all the things in the doctor’s list for her mother with the help of the old gentleman. The old gentleman gave all the things in the list and some extra  things. 
     Bobbie  has many good qualities and that is why I find her interesting.  We should make her  our role model.
  

The Railway Children - Thoughtfulness is the key to happiness

Question:
Thoughtfulness is the key to happiness. Based on the novel you have learnt, describe an event that shows thoughtfulness. 

Model Answer
     I read the novel, "The Railway Children" by Edith Nesbitt. In this novel, there are many events which show thoughtfulness. One of them is when the children  asked to have cakes on Thursday.
    They wanted to make a birthday tea for Perks. Peter wanted to ask everybody in the village to help them give Perks a nice birthday. On Thursday, the children went around to collect presents the people had promised. At three o’clock, the children took the presents and the pram to Perks’ house. When Perks came home and saw the pram and the presents, he was angry. He thought people would laugh at him for being poor and needing their things. Bobbie explained that the people wanted to give him the presents because they liked him. Perks calmed down. He was glad that his neighbours thought so kindly of him. By being thoughtful, the children had made Perks happy.
     In this event, Bobbie and her siblings had made Mrs Ransome happy. They found out that Mrs Ransome was not happy because no one remembered her birthday and she did not want to join them and give Perks a birthday present. The next day, Bobbie and Phyllis gave Mrs. Ransome roses and a handkerchief for her birthday. Old Mrs Ransome thanked them for the roses. She gave them apples for Perks. By being thoughtful, the children had made a lot of people happy and this definitely proves that 'thoughtfulness is the key to happiness. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Railway Children : Interesting Event



Question : Based on the novel you have read, write about an interesting event. Give reasons for your choice.

Tips:
1. State the event
2. Describe the event
3. Give at least 2 reasons 

Model Answer:


     I studied the novel ' "The Railway Children " by Edith Nesbit. An event which I find interesting is when Bobbie and her siblings saved the train.
     One day, the children took a walk along the top of the hill beside the railway line. Suddenly, they heard a noise and saw half the hillside crashed down onto the railway line below. The children realised that the 11.29 a.m train was in danger. They used the girls’ red petticoat to make six flags to warn the train.  The train came down the track too fast. Bobbie was afraid that it would not see them. She ran onto the line waving two flags. The train stopped just twenty metres away from Bobbie.
     I find this event interesting because the children have shown their bravery to save the train. They were not afraid instead they were willing to risk their lives to save the train and the passengers in it. Bobbie was brave enough to run onto the track when she realized the train would not stop. This act should be praised.
     Another reason is their team work. They worked together to save the train; tore the girls' red petticoat and made six flags to warn the train. Here, I could see that they cooperated to accomplish their mission, that was to save the train.
     This interesting event makes the story more interesting. Reading about the children's courage and the adventure they went through is definitely exciting.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Railway Children - Character I Dislike

Question : Based on the novel you have read, write about a character you dislike. Give reasons and examples from the novel to support your choice.

Model Answer:

I studied the novel, "The Railway Children" by Edith Nesbit. The character I dislike is Mother.
     Mother has many positive qualities a mother should have but , I dislike some of her actions toward the children. One example is when she fell ill. The doctor listed out all the things needed for her to get well. They did not have the money to buy all the things listed. The children asked the old gentleman to help them get the things on the doctor's list. That evening, Perks delivered a large box to the children's house. It was given by the old gentleman. Inside the box were all the things in the list with some extra things. Mother recovered and the children told her about what they had done. However, she was very angry with them. I think this is unfair to the children. They did what they could so that Mother get well and I think what they did is not wrong and should be praised by Mother.
     I also dislike Mother because she did not tell the children what had really happened to Father. She kept it a secret. On the evening of Peter's birthday, two men came and took their father away. Mother was upset. She tried to comfort the children but did not tell them what had happened. They moved to the country and began a new life there. The children had no idea what really happened. They always thought of their father but did not talk about it as they were afraid it would upset Mother. I disagree with Mother for keeping it a secret. I feel that the children have the right to know what happen to their father. Although they are still young to understand, they should know the real story about their father so that they are mentally prepared to face the change in their life. 
     Although Mother had her own reason for doing the things she had done; scolded the children when they seek the old gentleman's help and did not tell the children about what happened to their father, I think that she was being unfair to the children. 


Friday, July 26, 2013

The Railway Children : Hardship faced by the main character

Choose an event in the novel that portrays the hardship faced by the main character. With close reference to the text, discuss how she / he tackles the problem.

Model Answer


     I studied the novel, "The Railway Children " by Edith Nesbit. In this novel,Roberta or Bobbie and her siblings lived with their parents in London. One day, two strangers came and took their father away.After this sudden event, they had to move to a small house in the country. Their life changed and they had to face a lot of hardships.
     Bobbie, the eldest child in the family and the main character in this novel directly felt the hardship. An event that portrays the hardship faced by Bobbie is when Mother fell ill.  Peter fetched the doctor and before the doctor left, he listed the things needed for Mother. They did not have the money to buy all the things listed.  Bobbie  loved her mother very much and had to think of a way to overcome the problem. She and her siblings wrote a message on a white sheet for the old gentleman on the 9.15 train. It told him to look out for something at the station. Phyllis gave the old gentleman a letter. The letter explained what happened to Mother and asked the old gentleman for help to get the things on the doctor's list. That evening, Perks delivered a large box to the house, Inside the box were all the things on the doctor's list and some other extra things.  Bobbie finally got all the things in the doctor’s list for her mother with the help of the old gentlemanTwo weeks later, Bobbie and her siblings wrote a message on a white sheet telling the old gentleman that Mother was getting better.
      This event shows how Bobbie, the eldest child in the family tackled the problem. Although Bobbie was still a child, she had a lot of good qualities which other children at her age do not possess. 
  


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Railway Children : Moral Values

Based on the novel you have read, write about the moral values you learnt from this novel. Give examples to support your answer.

Tips
·          State at least 2 moral values
·          Give an example for each moral value  stated
·          Describe and elaborate the examples

Note: In order to earn Band A marks, you should have detailed
development of the examples or events.

Model Answer: 
I read the novel, The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit. I have learnt  a lot of moral values from this novel such as, being brave and kind.
The first moral value is being brave. The best example in this novel is when the children saved the train. One day, the children took a walk along the top of the hill beside the railway line. Suddenly, they heard a noise and saw half the hillside crashed down onto the railway line below. The children realised that the 11.29 a.m train was in danger. They used the girls’ red petticoat to make six flags to warn the train. The train came down the track too fast. Bobbie was afraid that it would not see them. She ran onto the line waving two flags. The train stopped just twenty metres away from Bobbie. This event has shown how brave the children were and they should be sampled by other children.
The second moral value is being kind. One good example of such is when The children asked to have the cakes on Thursday. They wanted to make a birthday tea for Perks. Peter wanted to ask everybody in the village to help them give Perks a nice birthday. On Thursday, the children went around to collect presents the people had promised. At three o’clock, the children took the presents and the pram to Perks’ house. When Perks came home and saw the pram and the presents, he was angry. He thought people would laugh at him for being poor and needing their things. Bobbie explained that the people wanted to give him the presents because they liked him. Perks calmed down. He was glad that his neighbours thought so kindly of him. By being kind, the children had made Perks happy.
                The children have shown good moral values in this novel and they should be taken as role models.

                

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

MGC LMS Activities







School Programmes for Students

Running Essay

Running Literature

Accomplishing Mission

Launching of Programmes for SPM and PMR

Dictation on the run


Add caption

Remedial activities for PMR students

Senior Students judging the story telling competition

Presentation time


Post Mortem - Students and Principal

School Activities

Teachers at Work
Cross Country

Cross Country Prize Giving Ceremony 


LADAP on i-THINK

LADAP on i-THINK

Teacher's Day

Teacher's Day

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Semi-controlled writing exercise for SEP students


SPEECH WRITING [ Semi-controlled writing exercise for SEP students ]

Question

You are asked to give a speech during the “ World Green Day “ at your school assembly. Write out your  speech entitled “Gardening Should be Introduced in School”. You may use the points below:

         Why Gardening should be introduced in school?
  •   Plants - important to people  and animals
  • To create awareness about the importance of environment
  • helps students to unwind
  • Students can learn to make a living out of soil
  • helps students to be closer to nature
  • encourages cooperation and team work 

When writing out your speech, you should remember to
  • ·         Address the audience
  • ·         Introduce the topic of your speech
  • ·         Elaborate your points
  • ·         End your speech appropriately 

IMPORTANT!
THERE ARE ONLY 6 CONTENT POINTS. TOTAL MARKS FOR CONTENT IN DIRECTED WRITING IS 12 MARKS, AND THIS MEANS  THE OTHER 6 MARKS ARE TAKEN FROM THE ELABORATION OF THESE POINTS. SO, REMEMBER TO PROVIDE ELABORATION FOR EACH POINT.

Here are some sentences you can use to write your speech
1.     Greet your audience
·         Good morning, teachers and friends…
·         A very good morning to the principal, teachers……
·         Good day to all of you and thank you  for coming.
2.     Start your speech / talk with purpose
·         I would like to talk about….
·         Today, I am going to give a speech and the title is..
·         In conjunction with the school “Environment Week”, I would like to deliver a speech entitled…..
3.     Elaborate or give more information
·         Let us look at what other people think about this problem…
·         Next, there is the problem of students not……….
·         To illustrate my point, let us consider the current problems faced by students
·         Another danger is….
4.     Emphasise your points
·         I believe that by reading, we are able to……….
·         I must point out that …….
·         I am positive that many of us…
·         There is no doubt…..
5.     Conclude your view
·         After all I have said earlier,  I hope that we can…
·         Now it is clear that we should ….
·         In conclusion, the environment must be saved…..
·         I leave you with this message, “Prevention is better than Cure”
6.     Thank the audience
·         I thank you for being a wonderful audience
·         I hope to share more of my thoughts and views with you, thank you
·         With that I thank you
·         You have been very patient with me and thank you for listening to my speech

Catch Us If You Can : Event


SPM 2011 – NOVEL QUESTION
Based on the novel you have studied, write about the part of the story that you like most.

Tips
1. State the part of the story you like most
2. Describe it ( elaboration and detail )
3. Give reasons ( provide at least 2 reasons )

Model Answer ( Band A )
        In the novel “Catch Us If You Can” by Cathrine MacPhail, the part that I like most is the great escape
           Rory  plans the Great Escape for three days after Darren suggests  hiding in his mother’s caravan. He gives Rory the spare key to the caravan. Rory carefully carries out his plan. He packs his and Granda’s things. He visits Granda after school, as usual. He wedges open the emergency exit. Later that night, he visits Granda and prepares Granda by dressing him up and then tells him that he is getting out of the home. Rory takes  Granda away from there while Val is having coffee with  the nurses. Both of them successfully sneak out through the emergency exit and out to a quiet train station where they are not noticed. They arrive at the train final stop and go uphill in a fine drizzle and then up a long winding path that leads to the caravan site.
      I like this part the most because it shows that Rory is a loving boy. He loves his Granda so much that he could not stand looking at his granda crying and feeling sad staying at Rachnadar. Because of this, he is determined to take Granda out from Rachnadar. 
       This part of the story also shows us how determined Rory is in making his escape a success. He cannot live without his Granda  who has brought him up and taken care of him since he was a baby, and  because of that he takes the risk  to  take his Granda out  from Rachnadar. I also think that this is the start of  all the adventures and challenges of Rory’s and granda’s  lives.They meet with a lot of people and are always on the run so that they are not caught. It makes the story interesting  and leads to the happy ending when Rory is reunited with his father. 

Note: Words in italics are the details with which will enable you to get Band A marks

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Article: How To Beautify Our School

Question
It is the cleanliness week in your school. You are asked by your teacher to write an article for your school newsletter. The title of your article is "How to beautify our school". With the help of the notes below, write out your article.
In classroom

  • sweep - mop- floor
  • clean - dust - windows
  • rearrange desks - chairs - furniture
  • set up reading corner
  • paint walls
School Compound
  • paint murals - walls
  • decorate - notice boards
  • plant - flowers - herbal plants
  • clear clogged drains
  • put up - slogans , motivational phrases
When writing your article:
  • you may use all the points given
  • elaborate on the given notes to make it more interesting
  • make sure it is not less than 120 words

Model Essay
     A clean and beautiful school is very important. This is to ensure that teaching and learning will take place. Students can relax and enjoy the activities carried out in school. They can also feel comfortable with the clean and beautiful environment. There are many ways to beautify our school.
     First of all, we have to clean the classrooms by sweeping and mopping the floor. We should also clean the dust on the window panes. We can use a feather duster or a wet cloth to clean the windows. To  make sure that everyone takes part in cleaning the class, we should prepare a duty roster. This is because we can divide the jobs equally.
     Secondly, we should also beautify our class. All the chairs and desks should be arranged properly so that our class looks neat and tidy. A reading corner with variety of reading materials will be very useful. If we have extra fund, we can paint the walls of our class. This will make our class more cheerful and conducive. 
     We should also keep our school compound clean. We must clear the clogged drains so that the water can flow smoothly and there will be no unpleasant smell. We can also beautify our school by painting murals on the wall and decorate the notice boards with information about school or cocurricular activities. 
     Planting flowers  and herbal plants can make our school environment fresh and beautiful. Motivational phrases and slogans around the school compound can create positive atmosphere thus encourage learning. 
     Finally, we should encourage everyone to keep the school clean and beautiful. We should all take part and be responsible in keeping our school clean and beautiful.


Friday, February 22, 2013

I hate me.......

It isn't me,
not the real me,
and I hate me,
when I am not the real me.

It controls the heart,
It takes over the mind,
I lost all my guards,
To It too many times. 

I kid you not,
I understand it not,
I surrender my thought,
Many times I remember not.

This is obviously crazy,
I hate it when I am not me,
You, whom I always envy,
For you are not like me. 

I hate me
when I am not me....





Saturday, February 16, 2013

When everything went wrong...

What would you do if everything went wrong and did not turn out like you wanted it? Yeah...it is happening to me right now...everything goes wrong...and it has been like this since Monday...and today is Saturday. I wanted to prepare my presentation for a two-hour slot of In-house-training for the teachers and what happened was, to summarise what I would do in that two hours took a few days. I couldn't focus on what to select for the slot, everything seemed important and I kept on copying, pasting, deleting and copying and pasting again and again.....Oh dear, when all this is going to end? I searched for my notes and you guess what? I misplaced them. It took me a few hours searching for them and I ended up hating myself for being so forgetful and careless.
Then, I decided to print what I had done so far; the slides etc and again something not right happened. I could not print some of the slides....why? I had no idea. I have not experienced such "catastrophe" before. Finally, I gave up....put everything aside. I hope everything will be different tomorrow.
I learned my lesson from all this...a peaceful mind is important. But the question is, how to get rid of  the things lingering on my mind????

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Little More...


It hurts, tears me apart,
It cuts deep into my abandoned heart,
I just need a little more,
I just want you to know.

Is it not right?
or is is too hard?
My chest, too tight,
It hurts my deserted heart.

It kills me part by part,
Please hear me my sweetheart,
Without you, life will be dark,
Don't abandon my heart.

Do love me a little more,
A little more than before,
And I wish it is your chore,
Because I love you more, more and more...


Amazing You...

Monday, February 11, 2013

One Moment In Time ( Song In ELT )


One Moment In Time

Each day I live
I want to be
A day to ………….
The best of me
I'm only one
But not alone
My finest day
Is yet ……………….

I broke my heart
Fought every gain
To taste the sweet
I face the ……………
I rise and fall
Yet through it all
This much ………………

I want one moment in time
When I'm more than I thought I could be
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away
And the answers are all up to me
Give me one moment in time
When I'm racing with …………………
Then in that one moment of time
I will feel
I will feel ……………..

I've lived to be
The very best
I want it all
No time for less
I've laid the …………………
Now lay the chance
Here in my ……………….
  
Give me one moment in time
When I'm more than I thought I could be
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away
And the answers are all up to me
Give me one moment in time
When I'm racing with destiny
Then in that one moment of time
I will feel
I will feel eternity

You're a …………….. for a lifetime
If you seize that one moment in time
Make it …………..

Give me one moment in time
When I'm more than I thought I could be
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away
And the answers are all up to me
Give me one moment in time
When I'm racing with destiny
Then in that one moment of time
I will be
I will be
I will be free
I will be
I will be free

One Moment In Time

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

TASK 1 :
Students sing the song

TASK 2 :
Students complete the lyrics of the song while listening to it

TASK 3 :
Students list out all the rhyming words in the song

TASK 4 :
Students list out all the past tense words in the song

TASK 5 :
Students find the meaning of words listed on the board.
  • Seize
  • Remains
  • Destiny
  • Eternity
  • Finest 

TASK 6 :
Students discuss in groups what they have learnt from the song. Each group takes different stanza. After the discussion, they recite the stanza given to them and tell the class what they have learnt from it the way they interpret it.

TASK 7:
Students sing the song again.