Monday, October 3, 2011

Explode the Moment-Ziying Group 4

I could not resist the temptation but to retreat. The fans were swirling themselves wildly, the ominous gray curls tangling into strings of troubled thoughts upon the air, and all the murmurs of the various discussions came to a half... What’s next? “Ziying, please come in.”
Lai Ziying (Group 4)

Near car crash (Exploding the moment)—Zhi Qi, Luke, Soh Fan & Kai Chek

I hit the 100km/h mark as I sped to work. I had a hangover and was late for work. I repeatedly checked my watch and cursed at the slow traffic in front of me, which was perhaps even slower than a tortoise. Soon, I decided that I had enough of waiting and started to cut into different lanes, overtaking other cars. Other cars also followed my example, hoping to lessen the scolding from their bosses they would get later. The road became a racecourse, with everybody overtaking each other. A blue Ferrari swerved in front of my way, without any warning. I was stunned for a moment. I immediately jammed my brakes and crossed my fingers, hoping for the best. I could not swerve to other lanes as they were equally jammed. I felt my whole body fling towards the windscreen, only with the seatbelt holding me back. I could see nothing but white as the airbag inflated and blocked my vision. I could only hear the honking of agitated drivers around me. It took me a while for the fact that I was still alive to sink in. I felt that I had just visited death’s door and managed to come back in one piece. 

Explode the Moment - Edited version (Group 1)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Practice Questions for Paper 1

Can you please plan the outline of your answers for the following questions in part 1 ? When I get back next week, I will go through possible structures and answers and will answer any queries.

Write in continuous prose of 350-500 words on one of the following:

1.     1.The most memorable time in SST.
2.     2. Concentration.
3.     3.What advise can you give to Secondary One students in their preparation for their end of year GCP trips?
4.     4.In your opinion, how can teenagers avoid the pressure of trying or doing something that they are not comfortable with or something they know is not good for them?
5.    5. Write a story starting with ‘It was a recipe for disaster when Jasmine walked into the room and saw…’

Suggestion: Decide the genre of writing each question represents.


2. You came across an article written by a professor who strongly believes that every school’s main goal is to guarantee each student’s academic progress. As a student yourself, you have your own views about what school is about. Write a letter to the editor of the newspaper, expressing your views about what you think school stands for. Your letter, which should be about 350-450 words, must be written in an appropriate persuasive tone.

Use the following few lines to start your letter.

Dear Sir

I refer to the article written by Mr Joseph Tan entitled ‘Schools must focus on the academics’ in which he wrote about the crucial role schools play in ensuring academic success. Although there are some logic to his thinking, I am however disturbed by his myopic perspective of what a school is...

English GS Lesson Feedback

Dear Sec 201

Thank you for being such wonderful students last Monday:) I hope that you had a fun time exploding moments!

For now, I would appreciate that each one of you give me some feedback regarding the lesson. I am looking for constructive feedback that would help make future lessons more effective. Here are the questions:
1. Are you satisfied with your learning in this GS lesson? Give reasons.
2. How do you feel about your group work in this GS lesson?
- Our group worked efficiently/didn't work efficiently because...
3. Do you like the GS activities in this lesson? Give reasons.
4. Any suggestion for the following GS lesson?

Thank you so much for your valuable insights!

Mdm Zuraida