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Monday, 21 April 2014


Do Text B (YOLO Issue) on foolscape paper at the START of the English Lesson tomorrow 22 April.

EL Rep, make the announcement verbally in class to remind your class to start work ON TIME, and collect their scripts at the end of the English Lesson tomorrow.

Then on Wed 23 April, the class is to do Text C on the foolscape paper. Collect at the end of the lesson.

Hidden Meaning

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

English lesson 15/04/14

More practices on Literary Type of Question (Reading Comprehension)

1. ‘the snow-powder lift and travel like a funeral train’
(i) What does this suggest about the snow?

(ii) Why did the writer describe the snow this way?

2. ‘The blackish sea churned and champed, seeming to bite at the snow’
(i) Which word suggests the sea is a person?

(ii) What effect do the two words ‘churned’ and ‘champed’ create?

Practice Exercise 1

And as you returned over the turf where the short, download cowslips nodded, you saw to the east still another island, a tiny one this time, like the calf of the cow. This tiny island also belonged to the islander.

Thus it seems that even islands like to keep each other company.

Our islander loved his island very much. In early spring, the little ways and glades were a snow of blackthorn, a vivid white among the Celtic stillness of close green and grey rock, blackbirds calling out in the whiteness their first long, triumphant calls.

                                                 The Man Who Loved Islands by D.H. Lawrence

1. ‘like the calf of the cow’
     What does this suggest about the difference between the two islands?



2. Quote an expression that the expression that suggests that the islands are like     people.



Practice Exercise 2

I am lost in a snowstorm. The wing shrieks, blows stinging sheets of snow into my eyes. I stagger through layers of shifting white. I call for help but the wind drowns my cries. I fall and lie panting on the snow, lost in the white, the wind wailing in my ears. I watch the snow erase my fresh footprints. I’m a ghost now, I think, a ghost with no footprints. I cry out again, hope fading like my footprints.
                                                                 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

1. Identify the word(s) or phrase which suggest that the wind is
(i) a person



(ii) very loud



2. ‘…blows stinging sheets of snow into my eyes.’
(i) Which words have the same sound?



(ii) Why does the writer describe the snow in this way?



3. ‘…a ghost with no footprints’
     What does this phrase (metaphor) suggest about the protagonist?



The End

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Lesson Keynotes- 11/04/2014

Comic Stip A: Two levels of meaning
1. What do you understand of anchovy?
2. Link be the anchovy to the man in question.

Irony Question
- The line states that......, however in reality......, it.......

Friday, 11 April 2014


A. Read the following scenario and solve the mystery.

Using your language skills, determine i) where the accident happened, ii) what caused the accident, and iii) who went missing from the car that Sam was driving.

Samoda has met with an accident and is recounting to you (the detective) what happened. He speaks in broken English and some of his words are in a foreign language. You cannot understand him fully.

Samoda says that he was driving down a narrow bakunba over the nearby river when a scary namunti clad in a white dress appeared out of nowhere. He swerved to avoid her and hit a tree in turn. This had knocked him unconscious and bleeding. When he regained consciousness, he found that his bomba, who had won $500,000 earlier that night at the casino, had vanished. Only her empty purse, the ring she had accepted from him, and her phone remained. Even the briefcase with the money was gone!

After saying this much, Samoda succumbs to his injuries.


1. where the accident happened __________________________________________

2. what caused the accident _____________________________________________

3. who went missing from the car _________________________________________

Clue: Please note that bakunba, namunti and bomba are words from the foreign language Samoda speaks. Correctly guessing what these words mean will help you arrive at your answers.

The End


Comic Strip Exercise

Thursday, 10 April 2014

YOLO (Present Perfect)

Hi Dearies

Please remember to bring your YOLO Issue next Monday. We will be doing the reading compre practices in that issue.


Best regards
Ms Lam

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

English File Check this Friday

Dear Students

Please get your English Files ready for checking by this Friday 4 April.

Verbal reminders were given some weeks ago.

There should have propers dividers: 1) Essays, 2) Reading Comprehension, 3) Notes

Do PRINT OUT All Group/Pair Writeup, Your Own Personal Blog Entries, Individual Reflection/Writeup in the Googlespreadsheet and file in your files.

No Need to Print handouts.

Kimberly, pls help to track who has submitted, and give reminders before this Friday.

Ms Lam