Saturday, March 19, 2011


Sharp 9.00 am we start our listening test,,,
It is held at LT1,,,
We seat in a group of a class,,,
But I feel confused because the lecturer set up the examination seats too close with each others and we all can see other person answers..hehe :)
But, I do not copy other person answer!!
There is some other person who is captured by lecturer because she was copy other person answers..
It’s very as we focusing at the recording voice to answer the question that is provided,,,
Listening test have three section that is A, B and C,,,
All section have 5 question,,,
3 objective and 2 fill in the blank,,,
It’s about half hour the test to be finish,,,
Sometimes I’m wondering what is the purpose of listening test,,,
Then I realize one thing,,,
People from the beginning learn by listening to other,,,
Listen how they pronunciation the word correctly and correct the wrong pronunciation,,
Catch up the word that may be the important topic,,,
Understanding by relate it with the example and the first point view,,,
Try to get as many information as you could,,,
The important tips to score this paper is read the question paper first,,,
Listen to the main point question ask and list some answer,,,
At the second time the recording is playing tick or choose the best answer,,,
During the listening test, I feel very sleepy and I was nearly to fall a sleep because the recording voice was so soft..

Monday, March 14, 2011


Tips on How To Do Task :
  • spend 5 minutes reading the graphs/charts etc
  • make sure you understand axes
  • make sure you follow lines on graph
  • focus on the key information
  • if two graphs - compare
  • think about the time period - tenses
  • vary your vocabulary
  • organize information clearly
  • write neatly

  • 1) OV
  • (2, 3, 4) ClKFs
  • 5) P(i) + P(ii)


  • Brainstorm ideas on the subject
  • Identify the main topics
  • Use these topics as headings for organizing your notes.
  • Decide which side you are on i.e. which arguments are most convincing. Make sure you choose the side that you can fully support.
  • Plan and write an outline for your essay noting down the information you will include in each paragraph.
Your introduction should :
  • Introduce the topic with a general statement 
  • State why it is important
  • State there is a difference of opinion about this topic
  • Thesis statement must state what your claim is and can include the "parts" of the argument you are going to state..
  • Arguments for : The reasons "parts" of your thesis statement will be in your body paragraphs
  • Give clear arguments for your claim with support (examples: statistics, explanation etc)
  • Use transition words as you move from paragraph to paragraph ( Firstly, secondly, furthermore, in addition, moreover, finally)
  • You can also use any of the transitions from the other types as long as they are appropriate for your argument. (you may want to compare/contrast things, give reasons/results, descriptions, definitions etc)
  • This is also used to support your claim.
  • Use the counter arguments to show that your idea is the stronger one,
  • Do not focus only on the opposing ideas.
Your conclusion should :
  • Restate the main claim
  • Present one or two general sentences which accurately summarize your arguments which support the main premise
  • Provide a general warning of the consequences of not following the premise that you put forward and/or a general statement of how the community will benefit from following that premise. 


        The conclusion is the last paragraph in your essay. A conclusion completes the essay and reemphasizes your thesis statement or main ideas.
         In addition to referring back to your main idea, your conclusion needs to show your reader the significance of your thesis. When discussing the importance of your thesis, try to address questions such as...
  • How and why is this topic important?
  • How might this topic affect me or other people?
  • What can be learned from this topic?
  • Prediction
  • Recommendation
  • Quotation
  • In conclusion,
  • Therefore,
  • In summary,
  • To conclude,
  • Thus,
  • In short,


Purpose : The body paragraphs in your essay support the main idea in your thesis statement by breaking it down into smaller ideas or subtopics. Ideas in your paragraphs should relate back to thesis statement.

Form : Most paragraphs contain between five to ten sentences. The first line of a paragraph is usually indented (begin a few spaces to the right of the margin) to show that there is a new paragraph.

Key features : Body paragraphs should contain some of the following features...

  • A topic sentence
  • Supporting sentence
  • A concluding sentence
  • Unity


Purpose of The Introductory Paragraph :
  • get the reader's attention
  • set tone for the rest of the essay
  • make a contract with the reader - what will be covered in this piece?
Parts of The Introductory :
  • The Hook - designed to grab attention immediately and give some indication about the essay's topic
  • The Transition - moves the reader from the hook to the driving force of the essay...
  • The Thesis - makes the contract with the reader about what will be discussed without a blatant announcement
Types of Hooks :
  • Personal examples
  • Quotations
  • Facts or statistics
  •  Rhetorical questions
  • Current events
  • Contrast to the thesis statement
  • Definition
  • Provides strong, dramatic incidents to use. Honesty in expressing thoughts and feelings will ring true with the reader. While you can make up the personal experience, be careful that it sounds credible
  • Personal observation - different from a personal example, an observation is something you saw happening
  • Content of quote should be : dramatic, emotionally appealing, surprising, humorous
  • Quote does not have to be from a famous person
  • Must be relevant to thesis statement
  • Must be startling or unusual
  • Must be from a credible source
  • Use journal as a place to record both quotes and facts or statistics that might work for an introduction

Example : Take a moment and think of the three women closest to you. Who comes to your mind? Your mother? Your sister? Your girlfriend? Your wife? Your best friend? Now guess which one will be sexually assaulted during her lifetime. It is not pleasant thought, but according to the Malaysian Department of Justice, one of every three Malaysian women will be sexually assaulted sometime during her life.

  • Must be recent
  • Must be important
  • Should be made in public by newspapers, television or radio
  • In direct contrast to the thesis statement
  • It is fun to prove an expert wrong


VOICE is the form a verb takes to indicate whether the subject of the verb performs or receives the action.
Two types of voice : - active voice
                               - passive voice


  • indicates that the subject of the verb is acting - because the subject does or " acts upon" the verb in such sentences, the sentences are said to be in the active voice.
  • example : - The dog jumped onto the boy.
  • in a passive voice sentence, the subject and object flip-flop The subject becomes the passive recipient of the action - because the subject is being "acted upon" (or is passive), such sentence are said to be in the passive voice.
  • Example : - The boy was jumped on by the dog.


What is Conjunctions????
    Conjunction joins two parts of a sentence. A conjunction is a word that connects other words or groups of words.


  • Single word : and, but, because, although
  • Compound  (often ending with as or that) : provided that, as long as, in order that
  • Correlative ( surrounding an adverb or adjective) : so......that

  • and, but, or, nor, for, yet, so
  • A coordinating conjunction joins parts of a sentence, (for example words or independent clauses) that are grammatically equal or similar. A coordinating conjunction shows that the elements it joins are similar in importance and structure.
  • Example : - I like tea and coffee
  • both...and, either....or, not only....but also, neither...nor
  • Always appear in pairs - we use them to link equivalent sentences elements.
  • Example : We can have either seafood or Western food for dinner


          " Vandalism comes naturally from our soul". These words come from a teenage boy and his friends who lax in drawing graffiti on the wall of a building. Teenage boys said that this work is a piece of art where they often did this to express their feelings or thoughts about certain things in our life. Furthermore, he said that they also draw the graffiti whenever they feel like doing it. This type of vandalism does not only involve teenagers but also adults. (HOOK) However, these teens do not know that they have vandalized the image of the building as well as the environment.(TRANSITION) Vandalism can be prevented if the government creates a law that severely restricts vandals in destroying the environment, giving motivational talk as well as giving punishment by doing community service.(THESIS STATEMENT)

       One of the major effective ways in preventing teenagers from vandalism is government should create a law that severely restricts vandals in destroying the environment.The new law should provide heavier fines and sentences for vandals who found guilty in doing it. However, habitual vandals should be given imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years. Therefore, the incidence of vandalism can be reduced at all places.

        Another way in preventing teenagers from doing vandalism is by giving motivational talk. Motivational talk can be given through education and campaign such as ' Anti-Vandalism Campaign'. We can give motivational talks to the teenagers about the scope of vandalism as well as its consequences. Thus, motivational talks can help teenagers realise that vandalism is wrong by any reasons.

        Last but not least, the ways in preventing teenagers from vandalism is giving punishment by doing community services. Punishment can be given to the vandals by doing 100 hour community services such as cleaning public toilets under the surveillance of police officers and community residents. However, this type of punishment depends on whether the teen is acting on impulse or a group of gangsters with long record. As a result, this will ensure that teenagers will overcome the problem.

       In conclusion, vandalism is bad, costs money, and it frightens all people when it gets too extreme. Therefore, these preventive measures should be taken into considerations to reduce vandalism in the future.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Today we just sit back and relax, and just watching three video clips. First video clip is Grenade by Bruno Mars, second is A Walk to Remember and lastly, Toy Story 3. After that we all must think and predict what will happen next in those videos by look at all the clues from the video clips.

A Walk to Remember

Grenade by Bruno Mars

Toy Story 3