Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Argumentative Essay (BEL260)

Outlining an argumentative essay:

Salam and hi all!
We almost finish the current semester and nw it is the moment to get ready with the final exam. In the final exam, you are required to answer Part A: Reading Comprehension (20%) and Part B: Argumentative essay (20%). There are a few important things to be highlighted in the essay writing. Pls make sure you know how to write:

1) Introduction
-->brief info about your essay + Thesis statement (your stand whether you agree/disagree with the topic given)

2) Content
-->Topic sentence 1 + Supporting details
-->Topic sentence 2 + Supporting details
-->Topic sentence 3 + Supporting details

3) Conclusion

Here are a few examples of topics that can be discussed in class in order for us to brainstorm ideas for an argumentative essay.

1) Public examination should be abolished in Malaysia
2) Men should learn cooking from an early age
3) Valentine Day brings negative effects to teenagers
4) Horror movies harm children's minds
5) Women should stay at home and raise children
6) Domestic violence comes from a broken family
7) Mix-marriage could cultivate race-integrity

Till then, see you next time. Ciao!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Story of a Teacher Who Lowered His Height

Education starts with seeing things from a child's eye level. This is a Story of a Teacher who Lowered his Height..

A gentleman was approaching the art at the Smithmonium Museum in Washington DC. As he approached a painting, he would kneel down and look up at it. People ask him why he was looking at the painting with his knees. He replied, "I am an elementary school teacher and will bring my students here tomorrow. And i was just wondered how they would enjoy the paintings from down here. I am trying to appreciate these paintings at the children's eye level."

- Adapted from E-Nopi Education.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Vote ur Fave Movie!

Salam and hi all!
In our last post, Nazri asked about Past Participle while Anonymous recommended us to watch a movie in our English class. Btw, i have tried to upload the notes/slides about Grammar + Perfect Tense, but i guess blogger does not recognize the files, so, they were failed to be uploaded. Insyaallah, we could discuss past participle in our next grammar class. Maybe for the time being, we could think of a good movie to be watched during our class time. Or is there any of our classmate who loves downloading movies from the net? We could ask him/her to share the movie in class later.

Last Christmas, i watched Alvin & the Chipmunks 3 and a Kungfu movie (chinese movie which i cant remember), which i think were quite good. Here are some movies that I like:

1. Alvin and the Chipmunks 1, 2, 3
2. Despicable me
3. How to train your Dragon
4. John Tucker Must Die
5. Drag me to Hell
6. A nightmare on Elm Streets
7. Night at the Museum
8. I'm Not stupid (Chinese movie)
9. The Boy in a Striped Pyjamas
10. A Walk To Remember
11. My Sister's Keeper
12. Madagascar

..and the list goes on. I have some of the CDs and some were kept at my office. So, is there any English movie that you really(3x) want to watch? Tell us your fave movie and send away your votes! :)