Monday, February 27, 2012

Briefing & Pre survey of OPS English

On 20th March 2012, we did a briefing of OPS English to form 1 students at the hall after the weekly assembly. Pn Wan Hailah, the English form 1 coordinator gave the briefing and after recess the students were called to the language lab to answer the pre -survey questionaires. Apart from minor technical glitch, everything else went quite smoothly that day. Mr. Aki Azizan, the Melaka Tengah DELO came to see the running of the pre survey at MOZAC.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Oral Proficiency in English for Secondary Schools (OPS English)

MOZAC is among the 20 schools nation wide selected to do a pilot project for this programme - Oral Proficiency in English for Secondary Schools (OPS English). Three form 1 teachers, Pn. Norizah Baba, Pn Wan Hailah Wan Yahya and En. Ahmad Rizal Aziz attended a 5-day course at English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC), Kuala Lumpur. From 20th February till May 2012, the form 1 students are going to do this programme which focuses on speaking.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Fighter's Lines - Marzuki Ali

Here's a video I found while on the hunt for materials to teach form 3 poems.


Tonight I'm on a mission to find materials for form 3 literature. I am pleased to find that there are many on the net and here are the 3 videos which I found interesting to teach the poem "Leisute" by William Henry Davies

Pledge & Diagnostic Test

The new form 1 students started formal lessons last week. I have 1 form 1 class this year which is 1 Omega. It has been a long time since I last taught Form 1....I was as nervous as the students ( not really) when I entered the class...I hope I have the patience to deal with the newest kid on the block who are still very much looking and behaving like primary students....all those innocent faces. Here are a few photos of my form 1 Omega students when they made a pledge to try their best in learning English. There are also photos of them taking a diagnostic test.


What would you do, how would you feel, if some dark night you met yourself,
face to face?

What's a doppelgänger?
Doppelgänger pronunciation

A German word which is used in English.
doppel – double (look alike)
ganger – goer (move from one place to another)

A doppelgänger is a ghostly double of a living person.
A doppelgänger can be seen by its “owner”.
It comes to its "owner" to give messages about danger or to offer advice.According to popular belief, meeting a doppelgänger brings bad luck, leads to a serious problem or even death! A doppelganger can sometimes be seen by somebody who is close to that person, if it has an important message. Watch this video:

Here's a video that shows someone bumps into her doppelganger:

The story of John Donne & Anne Moore

John Donne is a poet, a lawyer and a priest. His wife, Anne Moore was pregnant.
One day, John went to Paris leaving his pregnant wife in England.While in Paris, Anne’s doppelganger appeared in front of John.The doppelganger of his wife was holding a newborn baby. The doppelganger looked sad.At the same time that the doppelganger appeared (in Paris), his wife had given birth to a stillborn child (in England).Anne’s doppelganger was trying to tell John that she had delivered their baby but the baby was dead at birth.

Read more about doppelgangers here

">PowerPoint presentation prepared by Pn Santhy A/P Subramaniam,

Credit to Teacher Nuha for the information

How I Met Myself

I was browsing the net for ideas and reference for the new form 3 novel when I came across Teacher Nuha's blog. In her blog, there's a link to a really cool site called My Heritage that later brought me to these fun apps called My celebrity look -alikes and celebrity morph. It is a fun activity to introduce the word 'doppleganger'. I agree with her when she said that meeting an evil doppleganger can be spine chilling but the idea of knowing celebrities you resemble can both be fun and hilarious...I found the kid in me again as I anxiously waiting for the results...well, here goes nothing....LOL

I might not know all of them...I mean who is Matshushima Nanako? I ought to watch more Japanese and Korean movies but at least, it's fun to know that Cindy Crawford, Jessica Biel and yours truly share some resemblance...hahahaha. Well, who's your doppleganger? Aren't you curious? Find more about them here. You can find your celebrity doppelgangers at:

Speaking Skill - My Classmates

Since we didn't have enough time to do the speaking skill activities for the form 1 students last week, we did it in class. In a much smaller classrooms, I think the activities went well as students had fun asking questions to answer the questions given. From my observation, there are a few students who are still shy and seemed 'lost' amidst the "chaotic" but fun class. All in all the students had a lot of fun, asking and getting to know their friends. The best thing is everybody tried their best to get the answer and everybody uses ENGLISH - objective achieved! Thanks to Pn. Rahmah for sharing the questions.