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3.Essays must be original and unpublished.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.