Sunday, 12 May 2013


Daily Lesson Plan

Class/Time:   Form 3 [80 minutes]                                 Subject: English Language

Date         :                                                                          Day     :                  
Earth Hour
Learning outcomes
Language for Interpersonal Use
2.2 Process information by:
a. making short notes and mapping out ideas
2.3 Present information in different audiences by:
b. composing, revising and editing drafts; and checking accuracy of spelling, punctuation and grammar
Objective(s) of the lesson
At the end of the lesson the students should be able to:
1.          listen for information
2.         indicate the true and false answer on the task sheet
3.         write an informal letter

1. Set Induction

1. Tr. asks a few questions based on the picture shown on the slide:
1.          What can you see on the slides?
2.         What do you called this type of phenomena?
3.         What causes natural disaster to occur?
4.         Can we blame man or human being as one of the factor that causes natural disaster to occur?
5.         Tr. introduce the theme and topic.



2. Lesson Development

Activity 1: (Pair Work)
1. Ss. listen to a talk and attempt to answer the worksheet based from the talk.
2. Tr. and Ss. discuss the answer in class.
Activity 2: (Whole Class)
1. Tr. shows the exercise on the slide and asks a few questions.
2. Ss. gives their opinions on the issue.
Activity 3: (Pair Work)
1. Ss. read the article silently. 
2. Ss. attempt the task and discuss the answers orally.





3. Post Activity(ies)
Activity 4:(Individual Task)
1. Tr. explains the purpose of an informal letter.
2. Tr. shows and explains the format of an informal letter.
 3. Tr. explains the individual task to the students.
4. Ss. attempt to write an informal letter.





Moral values
Appreciate and grateful
Language content
Textbook, www. breaking_newsenglish.html.com,  Dictionary & Thesaurus
Reflection (achievement of objectives)

Friday, 10 May 2013

Sample Q & A: The Curse

Question 1:
Based on the novel that you have read, what is the lesson that you have learned from the ending of the novel? Give reasons why you think the lesson is important.
       The novel I have read is The curse by Lee Su Ann. In the novel, it ended with Azreen learning the truth about a lot of things surrounding her sister’s death. It was very sad for Azreen too because she had to cope with the deaths of the Old Lady and her parents. In the epilogue, Azreen went back to London to continue her studies. It is important to not that in the end, Azreen learned to forgive. The theme of forgiveness and the importance of the truth resonate throughout the ending of the novel.
        I learned that forgiveness is the key to finding inner peace and strength. Somehow, it helps a person to move on despite having gone through negative situations. Azreen’s character teaches us to be strong, bold and upright in order to withstand vicious gossips and to fight injustice like how she defended the Old Lady.
         The same goes for Azreen when she returned to London. If she allowed hatred, anger and other negative emotions to take over, those emotions would have consumed her and made her life worse. But because she learned to accept the truth and to forgive, she was able to smile at the end. Although the truth was difficult to handle for Azreen, especially about Madhuri and Mohd Asraf, her father being Madhuri’s murderer, and how Madhuri was not her real sister, Azreen managed to cope with all those unfortunate events.
         From the ending of the novel, I learned that sometimes, although the truth may not be what everybody wants to hear, it is always best to tell the truth because it helps people to find inner peace and to be truly happy.

Question 2:

Based on the novel that you have read, give examples of what hope means to the characters that you have chosen.
            The novel I have read is The curse by Lee Su Ann. Hope is the feeling of wanting something you desire to come true. In the novel, Mohd Asraf and Madhuri are in love and they hope to be together when Mohd Asraf leaves for Kuala Lumpur for a teaching course.  
             However, Madhuri is married to Haji Ghani. She plans to confess everything to her husband and get his permission to release her. Asraf hopes that Madhuri is right that her husband is a reasonable person who wants the best for her and she will ultimately be released from her marriage. Madhuri also plans to reveal everything to her parents about their relationship. Unfortunately, their hope of being together is dashed when Madhuri’s father discovers the truth before she could explain everything tohhim. Saleh Abdullah, catches Madhuri and Mohd Asraf together in the rubber estate and he wanted to go after        
              Mohd Asraf. Sadly, as he wields his parang, it strikes Madhuri and kills her.
Due to Mohd Asraf’s ailing grandmother, he forced himself to visit the Old Lady and ask her to cure his grandmother. When she did come to his house, some of the villagers found out about it and they think that all the bad incidents happening around the village is due to her presence.
              In addition, another character, Puan Fatihah feels like she is slowly losing her husband after Madhuri’s death. She hopes to win his affections again by cooking a breakfast feast for him. But he did not appreciate her deed due to the many happenings in the village; instead, he left without eating what she had cooked for him.
In conclusion, the novel helps us to see how hope drives different characters to do different things and there are positive and negative consequences of their actions.

Question 3:
Using details from the novel you have studied, write about a theme that you can relate to in your daily life. Give examples of the theme that you have chosen. Support your answer with close reference to the text.
            The novel I have read is ‘The Curse’ by Lee Su Ann. A theme from ‘The Curse’ is about the negative effects or rumours and hearsay. Gossip is basically idle talk that goes bad if one is not careful enough but malicious gossip is even more dangerous because it does the most damage.
For example, in the past, the villagers’ constant gossiping had caused the Old Lady to move to the jungle because they thought that she was a crazy woman who killed her husband in cold blood. They failed to understand and consider the reason behind the act and it caused the Old Lady to live alone for the rest of her life in the jungle. The villagers continued to spread wrong information about the Old Lady by saying that she will cast a spell or kill those who trespass on her property.
               Puan Normala warned that a curse will befall the village by claiming that the incessant rain was caused by the Old Lady coming into the village even though she came only to cure Nek, Mohd Asraf’s grandmother. She gathered some of her neighbours and convinced them to drive the Old Lady out of the village. Sadly, not long after the Old Lady had cured Nek, Nek passed away and the neighbours convinced Mohd Asraf that the Old Lady was to be blamed. The confrontation between them and the Old Lady ended tragically with her house being burnt down and her untimely death.
                Throughout the novel, we are constantly reminded of how rumours can turn bad and how they can lead to destruction or a tragic conclusion. As stated by the Old Lady, “Rumours can be damaging even if they are untrue, especially if they are untrue. All a person can do is to ignore them and the rumours will die off as soon as another juicier one comes along.”
                I have learnt from the theme in this novel that I should not believe or be influenced by rumours in our daily lives. More importantly, I should also not create and spread rumours about another person. These, we must apply in our daily lives.

Thursday, 9 May 2013


(To leave every possible means)
They left no stone unturned in their search for the hidden treasure.

2. A dog with two tails
(A person who is extremely pleased)
When he left the manager’s room, he looked like a dog with two tails because the manager offered  him the post of supervisor.

(Keep evading the point instead of stating the matter clearly)
Present your facts clearly and don’t  beat  about the bush.

Kelab Pidato SMK Lawas

These are my young and dedicated committee members of Kelab Pidato. Picture was taken on 9th May 2013 mainly for the school magazine. As I was busy hunting for my committee members and just to make sure that I didn't miss out anybody, I have forgotten about my working partner. After the photo shooting, I went to class to teach until I got this picture from Miss Norermawati at about 1pm, then I realised that someone was missing in the picture....my working partner@Mr. Krismond...hehehe. I could only manage to laugh and blaming myself. I informed my committee members about it and they also laughed out loud. I went and approached Miss Norermawati for a reshoot on 10th May 2013 with Mr. Krismond. Luckily Miss Norermawati agreed to have another reshoot of the club picture with Mr. Krismond. I just couldn't leave out Mr. Krismond because he has helped me a lot. 
My Kelab Pidato members will represent Limbang Division for the second time in the English Parliamentary Debate(State Level) on 20-21 May 2013. Besides, the other club members will also join the 'Bahas Bahasa Melayu Piala Ketua Menteri' in Limbang too.