Friday, December 16, 2011

Activities 2011

As the year draws near to the end, I think MOZAC ELD has done quite a lot despite the busy school calendar. These are some of the activities that we have done in 2011

Thank you to the teachers and students who have made it such a memorable year.2012 is going to be another challenging year for us @ MOZAC. Hopefully, we will be able to face the challenge and hopefully the results for English will increase too. Let's hope for the best.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Happy Retirement

On 9th November, we bid good bye to another dear friend - Madam Ivy Foo Siew Lan, an English teacher at MOZAC for 23 years. She will reach her retirement day in December so the school decided to have it earlier while school is still in session. It is indeed a teary occasion especially for the English teachers. Kak Long as she is fondly called by us advised the students to study hard and to always appreciate their parents and teachers. All teachers must have the passion for the profession and always be sincere in teaching the students. I worked with some ex students who are now studying abroad and produced a farewell video and retirement wishes to her.Students from United States, Australia, Praque, Ireland, Japan and Indonesia did short video clips for their special teacher. The form 4 students did another video on her teaching career. Thank you Madam will be greatly missed by all of us

Item Building - Tokoh NILAM 2011

Item building for comunication part/session was held at Bahagian Teknologi Pendidikan, Melaka for two days. The panel was asked to come up with questions for selection of "Tokoh NILAM" 2011. 4 secondary English teachers and 4 primary English teachers were called to come up with the questions/module for English Communication Session. I was asked to lead the secondary team consisting of 3 other master teachers. After 2 days, we managed to come up with quite a comprehensive module. It was indeed a fruitful session for all of us. Thanks to Pn. Madia and Pn. Mages for making it enjoyable and possible.

English @ Tiara Beach Resort, Port Dickson

The final preparation for MOZAC students before SPM was done at Tiara Beach Resort, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. This programme was held from 30th October - 4 November 2011 involving all the subjects. This time, the focus was on LITERATURE, LITERATURE AND LITERATURE especially the personal response. In groups, students were asked to brainstorm and later write their answers with detailed textual evidence. The reponses were later checked by the teachers and a compilation of the answers were given after the Hari Raya Haji break. On the last Saturday before SPM, the teachers once again went through the answers with the students. It is hoped that with all the programmes done, the English language results will be better this time.

Team teaching @ MOZAC

We tried another approach in teaching and learning process which is team teaching. This was done for a period of 2 weeks starting from 17 - 28 October 2011. The idea is to have 2,3 teachers in one class at certain hours. English is given 4 hours which is from 10.50 1.50 and from 2.30 - 3.30 every day. During this period Puan Amesah,Puan Rita and I decided to focus on writing. The first week, we tackled Directed Writing and on the second week we did Continuous Writing. The 1 hour in the afternoon was spent doing Section A, B and C. With this approach, the students were divided into groups and were able to work with their peers and teachers as the number is small. Peer coaching was done while the teachers focused on weaker students.

Welcome Philippines Science High School

On 13 -16 October 2011, 5 students and a teacher from Philippines Science High School visited MOZAC. Puan Norizah, Pn. Ivy and Pn. Amesah welcomed them and gave a briefing on MOZAC. Later the 5 students were placed in 5 different classes and took part in all the activities done by MOZAC students. They were also brought to various tourists spots in Melaka.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Immersion Programme with SMV Datuk Seri Mohd Zin, Alor Gajah/MRSM TGB

MOZAC invited SMV Datuk Seri Mohd Zin, Alor Gajah, Melaka to a three day immersion programme , on 9 - 11 September 2011 involving subjects like English, Sejarah, Pendidikan Islam, Bahasa melayu and Mathematics. For English, we did a Reading Comprehension/Summary and Literature Revision (Poems) to prepare the students for Melaka trial the next week.

We did another immersion program.This is the first time both schools collaborated involving all the F5 teachers of both schools and about 600 students all together. Since it's involving a large number of students, the teachers of both schools worked together to produce materials for the students. The immersion programme was held at MRSM TGB from 10 - 13 October 2012. It involves all the 10 subjects. The teachers took turn to handle the sessions. For English we decided to do a literature revision for all the four poems since both schools are doing different novels.The students were given all possible questions on the poems as final revision for Section D. It is hoped that students from both schools will do well for English papers in SPM.

Exam Answering Techniques

This year, i had to turned down many invitations to give a talk due to busy schedule at school. Being one of the high performance schools, there are many activities done at school level and on top of that we have to make sure that our results is good. Nevertheless, I managed to do 2 workshops on exam techniques:

1. In collaboration with BAKTI, I gave a talk to 250 students from various schools in Melaka at Seri Negeri, Ayer Keroh.

2. Then with collaboration with Majlis Guru Cemerlang, Melaka, I gave a talk to F5 boys of SMK Tahfiz Cenderah, Jasin. It's a programme held at Bidara Resort, tanjung Bidara.

I hope that the students will do well in their trial exam and ace their English papers during SPM. Good luck and all the best.

Writing Workshop @ SMKA Assyaidatul Khadijah

It's that time of the year again when all schools are geared up towards exams. This year I did a few workshops and the first one was with F5 students of SMKA Assyaidatul Khadijah, Merlimau, Melaka. This time I did a writing workshop with the girls covering Directed Writing, Continuous Writing and also Personal response for Literature.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

School Visit from Bandung

On 2 July 2011, 13 teachers from Vocational English Teachers Association (VETA), West Java, Province, Indonesia visited MOZAC. The teachers were given a school briefing by Puan Saripah and later Puan Norizah briefted the teachers on the school curriculum and activities and programmes done by MOZAC ELD. All the English teachers were present and we managed to exchange ideas with the Indonesian teachers. The teachers were later brought to visit historical Malacca. Hopefully, we will be able to visit their schools in the future.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Mag. Inc 2011

This year MOZAC participate in the Mag. Inc competition like previous years. Students of form 1, 2 & 4 were made compulsory to enter the competition as their yearly project. Their works are graded based on content and creativity - this will be added to their Test 2 marks later. This year many entries were received and a display of their work was done on 23th June 2011 at the school library before entries were sent to Kuala Lumpur. Well done all. Congratulations to a team from form 3 which received a merit award. This year, apart from the pizza vouchers, the participants and teachers received a certificate of participation and appreciation.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


From the 28th until the 31st of May 2011, MOZAC sent 5 representatives to the 2ND SGGS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS' CONFERENCE 2011, held at SEAMEO-RECSAM, Penang. The delegates were Madam Ivy Foo,as teacher delegate, Jananieswary Servai d/o Kalisvaran, Mohamad Adib Mohamad Adam, Muhammad Nabil Salim and Adlina Ab.Rahim. The theme throughout the conference was 'Youth of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow' with talks by guest speakers such as Dato' Michael Yeoh, Dato' Idris Jala and even the 4th prime minister's daughter, Dato' Paduka Marina Mahathir.


MOZAC participated in the on the 4th and 5th of June 2011, at Tun Fatimah Stadium, Bukit Serindit, Melaka. RELAY FOR LIFE is an annual community run in support of cancer awareness.The participants were Aisyah Humairaq bt Mohd Zairi, Jananieswary Servai d/o Kalisvaran, Adlina bt Ab.Rahim, Muhammad Hazim b Zainuddin, Muhammad Danial b Zainuddin, Mohd Fadhil Helmi b Ishak, Muhammad Zul Harith b Hasan and Ilham Muzaffar b Abdul Mutek. Two teachers participated as survivors: Madam Ivy Foo and Madam Haidah.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


More than 300 excellent teachers from all fully residenrial schools in Malaysia gathered at Sekolah Seri Puteri Cyberjaya for the first GC Convention. For three days we listed to many papers being presented by fellow excellent teachers. Here are some of the papers presented for English:

1) Abidah bt Sarajul Haq (
2 Hjh Rogayah binti Haron ( (SASER)
3.Jayalakshmi A/P Muthusamy ( SMAPL
4.Juliana binti Shaharum (STAR)
5.Marina binti Mahmood (SMAPL)
6.Norlia Binti Said (
7.Zahuren binti Abdul Kadir (

It's a good way of spending the holiday meeting friends; old and new and gaining new knowledge to improve my T&L. Hopefully, next year, I'll have the chance to present!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mid - Year Exam Papers - SBP & Melaka State

English 1
English 2
Marking Scheme

English 1
English 2
Marking Scheme

Melaka State
English 1
English 2
Marking Scheme

English 1
English 2
Marking Scheme

Happy Teacher's Day

Wishing all teachers a Happy Teacher's day. I read this somewhere and I would like to share it with all the teachers:
Teachers plant seeds of knowledge that grow forever...guiding and inspiring- that's exactly who we are, so be proud and continue to be passionate.
This year MOZAC awarded one of the English teachers, with "The Lifetime Teaching Award". Congratulations Mdm Ivy Foo.

In House training - Toastmasters Club & Gavel Club

I did two in house trainings after I came back to school. The first one was during the 2nd English Department meeting where I briefted the English teachers about Toastmasters and the need to set up 2 clubs - The Toastmasters club for the teachers and The Gavel Club for the students. It was agreed that until the proposal being approved by the school, we will introduce "table topic" session with the students in class.
The second in house training was done on 13th May 2011 during LDP 5. The concept of Toastmasters was introduced to all MOZAC teachers. I also shared some tips on how to deliver a good speech - body language & vocal variety. The teachers also had the chance to know & experience "table topic" session. The language teachers are encouraged to do the same in their classes while the other subject teachers are to adopt and adapt the concept of table topics for their subjects.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

PIES 6: 25 - 29 April 2011


Everyone knows Kate Middleton is marrying Prince William. Well, almost everyone. The people behind a
souvenir mug that commemorates the royal wedding didn't get the memo and made a pretty big gaffe. They got the picture of Kate Middleton correct, but instead of William, the mug features an image of his younger brother, Harry.

The mug was supposedly designed by Guandong Enterprises, a Chinese firm. But the Telegraph found that the company is "apparently registered in Britain." Does that mean that this "mistake" could instead be, in the Telegraph's words, "an elaborate spoof"? Maybe so. Nothing moves "collectible" merchandise like an error that was supposedly never meant to occur (Indeed, this mug's joke appeal could make it a hot gag item as the big day draws closer. You can have one of your own for £10 plus shipping and handling.

If royal-inspired mugs aren't your thing, there are plenty of other souvenirs to consider. And some of them are pretty official. Britain’s Royal Mint released a commemorative coin in honor of the wedding. The Royal Collection is selling approved items like plates, pill boxes, and English china. You know, classy stuff. But not everybody wants to be classy. For those who are tacky and proud of it (or just plain tired of all the royal wedding hype), there are commemorative sick bags. Hang in there, William and Kate. All this wedding madness will be over soon.

1 souvenir
2 features
3 supposedly
4 designed
5 apparently
6 registered
7 instead
8 collectible
10 gag
11 draws
12 inspired
13 released
14 honor
15 approved

Instruction: Listen and write down the definitions of the words given.

1. commemorates
2. gaffe
3. spoof
4. tacky
5. hype

Spell -It Right Challenge 2011(SIR)

This year MOZAC participated in SIR 2011 held Mahkota Parade, Melaka on 24th April 2011. MOZAC sent 3 participants:
1. Muhammad Azrul Iskandar
2. Muhd Akmal Fitri Suhaimi
3. Adlina Rahim

They were chosen from the pleminary rounds held in school since February 2011. Unfortunately, only Akmal Fitry managed to get into the final round before he misspelt the word 'gargantual'. It is hoped that nexy year, MOZAC will once again be the state champion like 2 years before.Nevertheless, it was a good exposure to the students involved. Teacher in charge: Puan Ivy Foo.

Toastmasters Workshop

I attended a Toastmasters Workshop at Goldcourse Klang from 20 - 22 April 2011 with 42 other teachers from all 43 High Performance Schools. We are expected to set up a Toastmasters Club & Gavel Club in our schools by year end. It is indeed a very good workshop as it's something that I've been looking for as I would like to encourage good communication skill especially in English among MOZAC students. It is hoped that I would be able to make this a reality in my school.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

PIES 5: 18 - 22 April 2011

Visitors to inner George Town can look forward to eight more witty caricature sculptures to mark the city’s Unesco World Heritage Site. The eye-catching pieces will be put up by Sculpture At Work, the Kuala Lumpur-based company which won the ‘Marking George Town — An Idea Competition for a Unesco World Heritage Site’ in April last year.
The ‘Labourer to Trader’ sculpture at Chowrasta Market will feature two traders skillfully carrying their wares on their heads. Early convict labourers were reputed to have built most of the government buildings in the state. Some became petty traders and were the core group that started Chowrasta Market.
At Acheen Street, the ‘Escape’ sculpture along an old godown will see an escape rope dangling from the window as the building was originally a jailhouse. A trader on a small sampan professing his love to a young maiden staring down from her bedroom window is the design for the ‘Waterway’ sculpture at the Prangin Road Ghaut.
Back in the old days, the Prangin River was a bustling waterway for goods that were shipped to Penang from all over the world. The ‘Limousine’ sculpture at Carnarvon Street will show an artisan making a paper car. Carnarvon Street was and is still “the” place to go for coffins and paper effigies!

1 pieces
2 heritage
3 sculpture
4 feature
5 wares
6 petty
7 core
8 godown
9 dangling
10 originally
11 professing
12 shipped
13 limousine
14 artisan
15 effigies

Instruction: Listen and write down the definitions of the words given.

1 Caricature
2 Convict
3 Reputed
4 Maiden
5 Bustling

Melaka State Teachers' Debates

I was one of the judges for the teachers' debate (Melaka state) on 4th April 2011. The motion of the debate - This house believes that teachers play the main role in transforming the nation. Being involved in debates for many years, training the students for debates at state level as well as for HKSBP, I believe that many teachers ought to be exposed to this kind of competition. It is important for teachers to know as they are the ones who are going to train the students. It is high time for many other schools in the state to take up the challenge to be involved in debates.I'm sure gven the chance and the right exposure, we will find many hidden talents among our students. I also believe that the young teachers should be involved in this kind of debate as for many years, we have been working with the same set of teachers. No doubt that they are good but as I said before it's time for some new and fresh faces to take over.

RHB Mighty Mind Challenge 2011

MOZAC sent 2 teams this year, one for each category. The representatives are:

1.Uman Hakeem Zulkarnain 3 Alpha
2.Muhammad Shamir Roslan 3 Alpha
3.Fatin 3 Alpha
4.Muhammad Sirajuddin Roszali 5 Alpha
5.Muhammad Rafie Shaharudin 5 Alpha
6.Imran Khairulezuan 5 Alpha

Nevertheless,we did not win this year.Hopefully we will do better next year.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

PIES: 4- 7 April 2011

SOMA (Japan): Radiation spewed from a crippled nuclear power plant in tsunami-ravaged northeastern Japan after a third explosion early Tuesday, in a dramatic escalation of the four-day-old catastrophe, forcing the government to tell people nearby to stay indoors to avoid exposure.
In a nationally televised statement, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said radiation has spread from four reactors of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Fukushima province that was one of the hardest-hit in Friday's 9.0-magnitude earthquake and the ensuing tsunami.
He said a reactor whose containment building caught fire Monday has not contributed greatly to the increased radiation. The radiation level around one of the reactors stood at 400,000 microsiverts per hour, four times higher than the safe level.
Officials said 50 workers were still there trying to put water into the reactors to cool them. They say 800 other nonessential staff were evacuated. The death toll from last week's earthquake and tsunami jumped Tuesday as police confirmed the number killed had topped 2,400, although that grim news was overshadowed by a deepening nuclear crisis.

1 tsunami-ravaged
2 escalation
3 exposure
4 televised
5 province
6 magnitude
7 containment
8 contributed
9 increased
10 microsiverts
11 reactors
12 nonessential
13 confirmed
14 topped
15 overshadowed

Instruction: Listen and write down the definitions of the words given.

1 Spewed
2 Catastrophe
3 Ensuing
4 Evacuated
5 Grim

Dublin Literary Award for Young Malaysians 2011

5 students took part in this competition this year. They are:
Junior Category:
1. Norhafizah Muhd Asri
2. Amira Deana Abraham
3. Azyan Anisah Ramli
4. Umar Zulkarnain

Senior Category
1. Jananeiswary Servai

Hopefully more students will be able to take part in this competition in the years to come. More entries could have been sent if the school receives the letter earlier.

Topic: Teenagers Today
Length: 800 - 1200 words
Best Essay Overall - Trip to Dublin Ireland for the winner and their parent
Special School Prize
10 consolation Prizes
Certificates for 20 short listed entries and the winning school.

Monday, March 21, 2011

PIES 4: 21-25 March 2011


TOKYO – A ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday, killing at least 60 people as it swept away boats, cars and homes while widespread fires burned out of control. Tsunami warnings blanketed the entire Pacific, as far away as South America, Canada, Alaska and the entire U.S. West Coast.
The magnitude 8.9 offshore quake unleashed a 23-foot (7-meter) tsunami and was followed by more than 20 aftershocks for hours, most of them of more than magnitude 6.0. Police said at least 60 people were killed and 56 were missing. The death toll was likely to continue climbing given the scale of the disaster.
Even for a country used to earthquakes, this one was of horrific proportions because of the tsunami that crashed ashore, swallowing everything in its path as it surged several miles (kilometers) inland before retreating.
Large fishing boats and other sea vessels rode high waves into the cities, slamming against overpasses or scraping under them, snapping power lines along the way. Upturned and partially submerged vehicles were seen bobbing in the water. Ships anchored in ports crashed against each other.
Instructions: Listen and say these words out loud.

1. ferocious
2. recorded
3. widespread
4. entire
5. magnitude
6. aftershocks
7. toll
8. horrific
9. crashed
10. swallowing
11. retreating
12. overpasses
13. partially
14. submerged
15. anchored

Instruction: Listen and write down the definitions of the words given.

1 spawned
2 blanketed
3 unleashed
4 proportions
5 bobbing

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Essay Writing Competition

The English Department is organizing an essay writing competition at school level. The details of the competition:

Many people experience inner change that motivates them to create a better world.
Please share your story of inspiration that has affected your life and changed you to make a change in the world.

1.The competition is open to all MOZAC students in one of the following age categories:
a) Lower secondary (Form 1 - 3)
b) Upper secondary (Form 4 - 5)

2.Essays must be 800 words or less in English and typed.

3.Essays must be original and unpublished.

6.Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.

7. Entries may be submitted to Puan Norizah Baba

7.Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the organizers.

DEADLINE:Entries must be received by April 30, 2011.

AWARD: The following awards will be given in both categories respectively:
1st Prize:Certificate and RM 80.00
2nd Prize:Certificate and RM 50.00
3rd Prize:Certificate and RM 30.00
Honorable Mention: Certificate and RM 15 ( 6 entrants)

Winning entries will be eligible to participate in the International Essay Contest organized by UNESCO and The Goi Peace Foundation.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

PIES 3: 28 Feb - 4 March 2011


After lifting his sixth Malaysia Open Super Series title Sunday, World No. 1 men's singles shutter Datuk Lee Chong Wei aims to capture the prestigious All England title next. In the men's singles final Sunday, Chong Wei, who was the topseed, beat unseeded Thai Ponsana Boonsak in straight sets 21-13, 21-7 within 37 minutes in front of 5,000 spectators at the Putra Stadium, National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil here.

Commenting on the straight sets victory over Boonsak, who is ranked 12th in the world, Chong Wei said he had beaten the Thai in the quarter final of Korea Open in straight sets.

"But Boonsak was different this time. In the first set, he was an attacker. After the 11th point, I changed my playing tactic from defense to attacking mode which earned me seven points in a row. In the second set, I also applied the same tactic and it helped me clinch the title," he said.

On his plans after the Malaysia Open, Chong Wei said he would focus on his preparations for All England and Swiss Open in March.

"I will try to win the All England and defend the Swiss Open title. My arch rival Lin Dan of China will pose the biggest challenge. But first, I will take a good rest and before resuming training," he said.

Instructions: Listen and say these words out loud.

1 lifting
2 shutter
3 capture
4 unseeded
5 straight
6 spectators
7 victory
8 quarter
9 attacker
10 tactic
11 defence
12 plans
13 preparations
14 rival
15 pose

Instruction: Listen and write down the definitions of the words given.

1 clinches
2 prestigious
3 arch
4 earned
5 resuming

To Sir With Love and In Return

2 essays; To Sir With Love and In return ,written by Adlina Rahim and Jananeiswary Servai are selected to represent Melaka at the National level this week. Congratulations to both of them and we hope that this year, they will win. This is the second time they represent Melaka after their first trial in 2009. Hopefully more students will be able to join this essay writing competition next year.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

PIES 2: 21- 25 Feb 2011

The state has ordered the Fisheries Department to investigate claims that whales and sharks are being killed and processed at Mabul Island – which is next to the world-renowned diving paradise Sipadan island.
Therefore, the Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjum wants the state Fisheries Department and the Semporna district office to check out the alleged activities which he said would tarnish the state’s tourism industry. Pulau Mabul , which also housed a number of resorts catering to tourists heading to Pulau Sipadan, was not within the jurisdiction of the Sabah Parks, an agency under his ministry.
“Nature lovers and global conservation community are fast becoming very influential lobbyists whose actions could hurt the state’s tourism industry in the long run if they decide a boycott Sabah to protest against activities perceived to be cruel to whales and sharks.” He said: “Any small mistake or perceived inaction could have a major repercussion on the tourist industry.”
Masidi also called for more coordination among various law enforcement agencies to curb illegal activities in Sabah waters such as fish bombing.
Theme: Environment ( Adapted from

1. investigate
3. paradise
4. alleged
5. housed
6. catering
7. influential
8. lobbyists
9. cruel
10. inaction
11. coordination
12. various
13. enforcement
14. curb
15. illegal

Instruction: Listen and write down the definitions of the words given.

1 probe
2 tarnish
3 jurisdiction
4 perceived
5 repercussion

State Essay Writing Competition

MOZAC sent 3 students to this competition despite the very short notice given by JPN.The letter was received in the afternoon, a day before the actual competition in which students need to bring their first drafts. MOZAC could have sent more students if the letter reached us earlier because many students were interested to join the competition had they knew about it earlier...half a day is such a short notice amongst their busy schedule with other SBT programmes going on in school.

The State Essay writing competition in conjunction with the Teacher's Day celebration 2011 was held at SMK Teknik Jasin on 22 February 2011. The theme is Thank you Teacher. Students had to write an essay of 500 words for lower secondary and 1000 words for upper secondary. MOZAC was represented by:

1. Umar Hakeem - The Unsung Hero (lower secondary)

2. Adlina Rahim - ( Upper secondary)
3. Jananeswary Servai - (Upper secondary)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

PIES 1 : 14 Feb - 18 Feb 2011


Kota Tinggi, an area gifted with natural resources and scenic settings, is set to become a major tourist attraction in Johor.
Located just over 40km from Johor Baru, the district exudes a fresh, calm and relaxing ambience. The stunning beaches of Desaru make it a popular international destination.
The attractions include the Kota Tinggi waterfall, Johor Lama Fort, theme museums, seafood villages and historical sites.
Johor Tourism, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman said that Kota Tinggi had everything for a perfect holiday. “We see Kota Tinggi is a potential southern getaway as it is near Johor Baru, the southern gateway to Peninsular Malaysia.Tourists arriving at Senai international Airport will have easier access into Desaru when the Senai-Desaru Expressway is opened this year,” he said.
Hoo said the state had re-structured travel packages and tourism attractions in Johor. He said the attractions had been divided into nine categories – eco-tourism, culture and heritage, islands and beaches, shopping, food and entertainment, health and education, sports and recreation, homestay and agro-tourism, golfing and accommodation, meetings, conventions and exhibitions.
“We must make changes and repackage our products from time to time to attract tourists,” he said.

Theme : People (Adapted From STAR Online)
Instructions: Listen and say these words out loud.

WORD LIST 1. gifted
2. resources
3. calm
4. destination
5. sites
6. potential
7. gateway
8. packages
9. attractions
10. heritage,
11. recreation
12. homestay
13. accommodation,
14. conventions
15. repackage

Instruction: Listen and write down the definitions of the words given.

1 lure
2 scenic
3 excudes
4 ambiance
5 stunning

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

English Through Literature Workshop

On Jan 25 2011,Puan Haidah Azudin and I attended a half day workshop at Dewan Bestari, Melaka. The guest speaker Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cynthia Yolanda Doss, Academy of Language Studies UITM, Shah Alam shared with us her views and experiences in teaching Literature. She talked about Literature: Creating Awareness and Engaging Students in Class. We did a reflection on what is our perception of Literature as it is very important for teachers to have the passion for literature and teaching before we could attract the students to love Literature. The world of literature develops critical thinking in students and this is one of the most important skills for students to have nowadays. Literature helps hone thought processes and introduces concepts and experiences. It allows students to see other points of view and teaches students about culture ther than their own. Most importantly, literature encourages reading. Puan Haidah and I participated actively in the group work and even shared our views/opinions on certain issues for which we were well rewarded..thanks to Oxford Fajar.