Be Creative

Monday, August 23, 2010


Apparently, the preparation time given for you during the speaking assessment is only 2 MINUTES. Please take note. Thank you...

Sunday, August 22, 2010



Section 21 (BENL) :

Date: 24 AUGUST 2010
Time: 3.00 PM- 5 PM
Venue: C 3-25
( for Group 1, 2, 3 & 4 ONLY)

Date: 25 AUGUST 2010
Time: 8.00 AM - 10.00 Am
Venue: C2-10
(for Group 5, 6 & 7)

Section 17 (ECONS)
Date:  24 AUGUST 2010
Time: 9.00 AM - 11.00 AM
Venue: C2-14

Date: 25 AUGUST 2010
Time: 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
Venue: C2-18
(for Section 17, Please contact Madam Zauyah to know your Date of Assessment).
Get ready at the the venue 15 minutes before your group's turn. 
You might not be assessed by your own teacher but don't let that bother you. You will be fine as long as you follow the tips I have given you in the previous entry. Good Luck again. Hopefully with the blessings of Ramadhan, each and every one of you will be scoring your speaking assessment. 

Friday, August 20, 2010

Final Pointers for Your EPT Speaking


Here are some pointers that I need you to read and apply when you are doing the Speaking Test:

1. DO NOT read what you have written down on your paper.

2. DO NOT have to really communicate with the others. Give your substance.

3. Give your points CLEARLY.

4. Avoid LONG PAUSES when presenting your points. 

Have a good weekend and don't forget to practice speaking with your friends. Tell me that you have read this notice by writing something in my comment box. I need to know that you have read this important message. Good Luck to all students!! *Group 17 and 21, please tell your friends from the other groups regardless of their level too* 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


This is a gentle reminder. I hope that every group has started working on the hard copy of the newspaper as the final product that you have to submit. Teacher A might want to see the newspaper too. THE DEADLINE is:

19th AUGUST 2010 (THURSDAY). (for section 17, Madam Z said the 18th August)

I hope you will do the best. Use all the materials you have posted in your group blog. Don't forget the works you have done with Teacher A too. Be creative. I will see you work on Thursday then. 
Above is a picture I found in the Internet. What is the issue here that it worth discussing?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Using Google as a Calculator

Using Google as a Calculator

Who would have guessed Google can help us to count too?

Linking You to Language Forms and Functions for Speaking and Listening Test

Speaking Test is Scheduled from the 23rd of August 2010. We must prepare for this ASAP. So... I have linked this entry to a website that might be useful for you not only for the test but also for your everyday conversation with others. If you found some other websites and you would like to share with the others, put the link in your group blog. Don't forget the deadline for the Task 3B. :)
Below are some of the phrases that you can use when having discussion. More to see in the website linked here. 

Stating your Opinion

It seems to me that …
In my opinion, …
I am of the opinion that …/ I take the view that ..
My personal view is that …
In my experience …
As far as I understand / can see, …
As I see it, … / From my point of view …
As far as I know … / From what I know …
I might be wrong but …
If I am not mistaken …
I believe one can (safely) say  …
It is claimed that …
I must admit that …
I cannot deny that …
I can imagine that …
I think/believe/suppose …
Personally, I think …
That is why I think …
I am sure/certain/convinced that …
I am not sure/certain, but …
I am not sure, because I don't know the situation exactly.
I am not convinced that …
I have read that …
I am of mixed opinions (about / on) …
I am of mixed opinions about / on this.
I have no opinion in this matter.

Outlining Facts

The fact is that
The (main) point is that …
This proves that …
What it comes down to is that …
It is obvious that …
It is certain that …
One can say that …
It is clear that …
There is no doubt that …

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Want to win BIG MOOLAH?

Salam Everyone...

First of all I would like to wish everyone Ramadhan Mubarak. This would your first time fasting in Nilai. I am sure you will fine it interesting and challenging. A friend of mine in OZ have just up-dated her FB status and she was saying that they are breaking their fast at about 5.45 PM. Aren't we all envious of the people down under?

Alright, about the big money: RM 150 for first place, RM 100 for second place and RM 75 for third place. This prizes are going to be given to those groups who win the best newspaper award. I know that we have discussed whether the on-line newspaper can be accepted. Well, the meeting was held and NOPE, we have to send a hardcopy newspaper. I hope all groups from both Section 17 and Section 21 will be taking the challenge and submit the hardcopy newspapers to me by the 20th August 2010. I know some would say you won't have the time to do it... but hey... everything is already posted in your blog. Just copy and paste...

We shall discuss the whole matter at anytime we need to. If you need help, call me or leave your questions in the comment box.

Now.. let's talk about the deadline for Task3B. For section 21, the deadline is at 6AM this Saturday. For Section 17, the deadline is at 6 AM next Monday. Please keep yourself up-dated with further announcement both in the blog and the LMS.

By the way... your EPT is also around the corner. This is just a gentle reminder.
Assignment or announcement?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Task for Section 17

Discuss this topic in my comment box. There are so many social-ills and cases involving innocent children outside home. They face danger especially when they are going to school, Some believe that children must be equipped with mobile-phones when going to school. What say you?

Share your idea, either you agree or disagree. Use the whole day. Be sure that you include your name after your ideas. i.e. I think............ (Laila). 

Let's say you disagree with a person, begin your points like this, Soleh, I disagree with your point... (Laila). Leave as many comments as possible. Be critical of other people's ideas. You will learn a lot. 

By the way, students from section 21 can also participate in this discussion. 

I will be monitoring your discussion from you-know-where.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

NEW Theme: New Assignment

Last week you have completed Task 2B (pair work). This time, you are going to work solo. The theme is Economy. For Section 21, we have discussed in class on Monday. For Section 17, please think of a topic before our class tomorrow and tell me your topic in class. Remember that this is an individual task. 

Let's have fun this week ya!

Why do you think I have this photo here?