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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Personal Recount Lesson 1

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

RESEARCH WORK:
I need all of you to identify a famous person who inspires you. Become familiarised with your chosen hero's life. When you do your research pay special attention to character traits, qualities that inspire others, actions, acts of bravery/commendation and other positive attributes.

DURING LESSON:
In teams of 4/5, you are to take turns to impersonate your hero and be in the hot seat (max 5 mins)   while the rest of the team ask the person in the hot seat questions about the hero's life and take notes.

At the end of the hot seating activity, each team identifies common traits, qualities, actions etc that make a person inspiring and prepare a keynote presentation (of max 3 mins) to present to the class.

Points to note: 
Be prepared before you present.
Do not just read from your slides.
Revise the guidelines for public speaking before presenting.
Do not merely list down the achievements or contributions. 


So, get started on your research! All the best!

Cheers,

Miss Esha

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Coffee Interaction


Customer - “ Excuse me Miss, This coffee is very bitter. Usually the coffee here is sweeter. May I have another one? “
Waitress - “ I am sorry sir. This has never happened before. I will get you another one”

Importance of PACC


1)Why is it important to apply 'PACC' when communicating in different social situations 

Answer : So I know what I want to say to who and what I am trying to tell. If not, I might be 
talking to someone who I think may be my audience but is not.

2) If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold a opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts?

Answer : I would be formal as if I was informal, they would not want to hear what I want to say. My tone would also be friendly.  

3) What are the repercussions if tone & register are used wrongly?

Answer : The audience may be confused on what the speaker is feeling. That way, the audience will have a hard time trying to understand. 

coffee video

Customer:"Excuse me miss, but my coffee tastes terrible!"
Waitress:I am so sorry sir! To make it up to you , we will give you a free cup of coffee which is guaranteed to taste better! 

coffe interactions

customers="Excuse me miss, the coffee is too bitter could you get me a fresh order please."

Waitress="I'm so sorry let me get you a fresh order."

COFFEE INTERACTION

Customer: "This coffee is too thick, can you please add some water in it? "

Waitress: "Sorry Sir, I will definitely help to add some water for you. "

Coffee Interaction By Ng Wei Jie ^^


Customer: This coffee is too bitter, may be you should ask the coffee maker to put in more sugar.

Waitress: Oh. Thank you for your feedback I will help you get a new cup of coffee and pass the                          
                information to the coffee maker.

Customer: No need I just need a little bit of sugar.

Waitress: Sure, here you go.

Customer: Thank you

Waitress: No, thank you.      :D

Coffee Interaction with a disgruntled Customer and an Offended Waitress


Coffee interaction. (Between a disgruntled man and an offended waitress.)

Customer: "Excuse me, Miss? This coffee doesn’t have enough sugar. May I have an another one?"

Waitress: "I’m so sorry that this happened. Your next coffee will be on the house."

Coffee  Interaction
Customer:‘The coffee is too sweet/too salty’
Waitress:‘Sorry, let me change one for you’

coffee interactions

customer - " waitress , this coffee is too bitter ,  may i have a refund ? "
waitress - " i am sorry about this coffee , but you cannot have a refund. "
customer - " why ?"
waitress - " it is our stores policy sir, but i could give you another cup of coffee on the house sir."
customer - " ok then. "

Coffee Interaction by Liying

Customer: "Excuse me, but I think that there is something wrong with this cup of coffee. It is way too bitter ."
Waitress: "I'm so sorry, sir. I shall get you a new cup of coffee. Please wait for a moment though."
Customer: "Thank you."

Coffe interaction

Customer,"Excuse me Miss, but this coffee is/has...,please get me another one."

Waitress,"Alright Sir, I'll tell the coffee maker."

Importance Of P.A.C.C

1. Why is it important to apply 'P.A.C.C' when communicating in different social situations?

-It is important to apply 'P.A.C.C' when communicating because different social situations need a different approach.
-For example, if you use an informal tone when talking to your boss, it might not be very polite. And you might lose your job.
-Or another example, if you always use formal speech in instant messaging, it may take a very long time for you to reply and you might inconvenience the person you are holding your conversation with, which is not good at all.

2. If a majority of of your classmates hold a certain point of view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts politely?

-I would use a formal tone to convey my thoughts politely.
-For example, if that controversial topic is about religion, I would HAVE to use a polite tone to convey my opinions because religion is a delicate subject, and should be handled in such a way that it should not offend other people.

3. What are the possible repercussions if the tone and register are used wrongly?

-As stated above, some of the several possible repercussions are:
-Other people taking offense from your views about religion.

-Your boss at work will not be pleased with you.
-Speaking formally at the wrong time may also annoy other people and inconvenience them. 

Importance of PACC


1. Why is it important to apply 'PACC' when communicating in different social situations?
2. If a majority of your classmates hold a  certain view about a controversial topic,while you hold an opposing view,while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts politely
3.What about are the possible repercussions if tone and register are used wrongly?

1. If there is no PACC in a conversation, the conversation will get nowhere.
2. I would tell them politely about my view in atone that doesn't offends people.
3. People may get the wrong idea or be offended.

Coffee Interaction

Conversation

Customer: "Excuse me, I think there is something wrong with the coffee."
Waitress: "What is the matter with it?"
Customer: "It is so cold and it has too much sugar in it"
Waitress: "Okay, I see the problem now. I'm so sorry, I will get you another fresh coffee, on the house."
Customer: "Thank you for your kind understanding!"
Waitress: "No problem. That's what I'm here for. And have a NICE day!"

Coffee interaction

Customer: "Excuse me, may i ask why the quality of this coffee is so bad? I paid money for this."
Waitress: "I'll go check with the person who brewed this, maybe we will get you a refund."
Customer:"Thank you."

pacc

1)Why is it important to apply PACC when communicating in different social situations.

2)If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold on opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts politely.

3)What are  the possible repercussions if the tone and register are used wrongly?



Answers:

1)Without PACC , we cannot communicate with anyone appropriately. For example, when we are are talking to strangers at a formal party, we cannot talk to them as if we had known them for years and use slang words as it would be inappropriate.

 2) I am sorry and I am not trying to offend you but I have a different view on this matter.

3)If we use informal informal tone in a situation where we should use formal tone, the audience might think that we are being rude to them. 

Correct answer:
It is important to apply P.A.C.C when communicating as the register (Formal or Informal) will depend on the audience. Tone depends on Purpose and Context. So, we will not be able to communicate effectively using the right Tone and Register if we are unaware of the Purpose, Audience and and Context.
If I appose a certain view, then I must let the whole class know politely. The Register needs to be formal and the Tone must be firm yet respectful (and not offending or demeaning).  For Content, phrases like ‘I beg to differ’, ‘In my humble opinion’ e.t.c may be used. Proper reasons must also be provided.  Last but not the least, we also listen to what others have to say.
If Tone and Register are used wrongly, the end result of the discussion may be disastrous. We need to keep in mind that even though we may hold a different view point from the rest of the classmates, we need to be respectful, polite, yet firm. We cannot, under any circumstance, hurt or demean others (In this case, our friends). So, the discussion may end in a fight/quarrel which in turn will damage relationships. 

Coffee Interaction by Nikisha :3

Customer - “Excuse me, ma’am, but this coffee is up to standard. It is way too bitter/tasteless/sweet/cold/etc.”

Waitress - “I sincerely apologise, sir. I shall get you a new cup of coffee that will meet your expectation.”

Customer - "Thank you"

Problem solved ^-^

coffee interaction


costumer-”Sorry for interrupting you but the coffee is too sweet.”
waitress-”Sorry, I will get you a free coffee.”

Coffee interaction

Customer- "Excuse me waitress, I'm afraid this cup of coffee is a bit too tasteless. Can I get a new one?"

Waitress- "Sorry Sir. Would you want more sugar or less?"

Customer- "More please."

Waitress- "Alright, right away. Sorry for the inconvenience caused."

Customer- "Thanks."

Coffee interaction

Customer: "Excuse me, the coffee is too sweet".
Waiter: "Sorry sir, I will get you a new cup".

Coffee interaction


customer="excuse me miss , the coffee is not sweet enough. may you help me add a teaspoon of sugar?"

Waitress="of course sir.please wait for a moment"

Coffee interaction


customer="excuse me miss , the coffee is not sweet enough. may you help me add a teaspoon of sugar?"

Waitress="of course sir.please wait for a moment"

Importance of PACC

Importance of PACC

1) Why is it important to apply "PACC" when communicating in different social situations?

It is important to apply PACC when communicating in different social situations as for a conversation, there must first be a purpose. Without a purpose, a conversation would not go anywhere and the person would not know how or what to say. For the audience, it determines the tone, whether is it formal or informal. The content and context of the conversation play an important part in the situation, this determines the subject of the conversation and how the person will contribute to it. The content will  be what the person will be saying.

Model Answer: It is important to apply PACC when communicating because the register (formal or informal) will depend on the audience. Tone depends on purpose and context. So, we will not be able to communicate effectively using the right tone and register if we are unaware of the purpose, audience and context .

2) If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts politely?
My tone would be a calm and gentle one and I would tell my friends my views and opinions politely, using some of the discourse markers. The register has to be formal

Model answer: If I oppose a certain view, then I must let the whole class know in a polite manner. The register needs to be formal and tone should be firm yet respectful. (not offending or demeaning). For content, phrases like “I beg to differ”, “In my humble opinion” may be used. Proper reasons should be provided. Last but not the least, we must listen to what the others have to say. 

3) What are the possible repercussions if tone and register are used wrongly?
The person whom you are speaking to might get offended or too stressed out as the matter may not be that serious, but you are conveying the message as if it is very important. End result will be chaotic.

Model answer: If tone and register are used wrongly, the end result of the discussion, may be disastrous. We need to keep in mind that even though we may hold our different view points from the rest of the classmates, we need to be respectful, polite yet firm. We cannot under any circumstances hurt or demean others. (In this case our friends) So, the discussion may end in a fight/quarrel, which in turn will damage relationships. 

Done by: Johanna Lim Ziyun

COFFEE INTERACTION


COFFEE INTERACTION
Customers - “Hi miss, this coffee is bitter  may you be kind enough to help me get some sugar, thanks!”
Waitress - “So sorry sir, i’ll go get it now but you’ll have to wait for awhile.”

pacc

1) why is it important to apply 'PACC'  when communicating in different social situations ?

Because PACC effect register then effect the tone when communicating in different social situations and the tone will then effect the speech which is either formal or informal. 

2) if majority of your classmate hold a certain view about a controversial topic , while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts politely ?

i would use a informal speech but i would say in a polite way like , " i think i hold a opposing view of this controversial topic . "

3) what are the possible repercussions if tone and register are used wrongly?

the person that is listening will understand differently.

Importance of PACC by Liying


1. Why is it important to apply 'PACC' when communicating in different social situations?
It is important to apply 'PACC' as there must be a purpose when you communicate with someone
Without a purpose, you will not know what you are talking about.

2. If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would convey your thoughts politely?
I would be calm and gentle instead of being angry and impatient. I would  say, "Are you sure this is correct? Let me share with you my view." 

3. What are the possible repercussions if tone and register are used wrongly?
If they were used wrongly, people may get the wrong idea and misunderstand you and have a bad impression of you.
    

IMPORTANCE OF PACC

1) Why is it important to apply 'PACC' when communicating in different situation?
ANS: Without PACC, people would not understand what the other person is talking or writing about as the point would not be there.

2)If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view how would you convey your thoughts politely?
ANS: I would use a polite tone to tell them my thoughts.

3)What are the possible repercussion if tone and register are used wrongly?
ANS: The audience might not understand what the the person is writing or speaking about. Or the audience might find it weird or might be angry as the tone would make all of it sound fierce or offensive.

Importance of PACC

1. Why is it important to apply PACC when communicating in different social situations?

It is important as different situations require different tones and registers. If the wrong tone or register is used, you might appear rude or mad.

2. If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts politely?

Sorry, but I don't agree with your view, I think that...is correct.
"I reject your reality and substitute my own." Adam Savage, Mythbusters

3. What are the possible repercussions if tone and register are used wrongly?

You might appear rude or mad and the other person would not want to talk to you.

The importance of P.A.C.C

1. Why is it important to apply P.A.C.C when communicating in different social situations?
It is important because we address different people differently and what we say is affected by that.

2. If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey you thoughts politely?
I would not speak with an angry, impatient tone but with a formal and polite tone to explain my perspective after they explain theirs'.

3. What are the possible repercussions if tone and register are used wrongly.
People may misunderstand other people who use tone a register wrongly, for example, using a sad tone when you are actually happy, or talking to a principal with an informal tone.  

Importance of PACC

It is important to apply 'PACC' when communicating in a different social situations so that we could communicate more politely and understand people better.
I would convey my thoughts politely by saying standing up and saying out my thoughts politely and ask whether they could think twice on using my thoughts.
The possible repercussions that might happen if tone or register are used wrongly are quarrels, people having a bad impression of you and hurting others feelings.

importance of PACC

1)it is important to apply PACC when communicating in different situations because
:we do not want to sound rude 
:we can release stress when talking to friends in informal situations
:we need to know when to sound formal /informal 
2) I would  convey my thoughts politely so as to show respect to all my peers and make sure that they would do not feel offended when I raise objections 
3)you would hurt other's feelings
 : might cause a misunderstanding
  :would end up with others having a bad impression 

English importance of PACC


  • Why is it important to apply ‘PACC’  when communicating in different social situations?
It is crucial for setting the mood of the text and it tells the reader about how the writer feels, it is an essential tool for the writer of the letter to express himself to the reader.

  • If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing how would you convey your thoughts politely?
I would try to understand my peers’ points of view and try to explain my point of view in a polite and kind way, keeping in mind that forcefully getting everyone to stick to your idea is not a good idea.



  • What are the possible repercussions if tone and register are used wrongly?
People might be misunderstood and the opposition might get the wrong idea about what you are meaning. This would lead to arguments and fights, that is why using the correct register and tone is so important for daily conversations.

Importance of PACC


Importance of PACC-Purpose.Audience.Context.Content
1)We can differentiate what kind of tone and register, whether it is informal or formal by finding the motive on why you are having the conversation. Finding out who is listening to you, who you are talking to and what you are talking about.
2)”Really? I have a different view, do you guys want me to share it?”/”I don’t really find this view correct, in my opinion...”
3)People will laugh or just accept the mistake.

Importance of PACC by Nikisha ^-^

1) Why is it important to apply 'PACC' when communicating in different social situations?
Ans: We have to speak more formally if, for example, we are talking to someone of a higher status than you as compared to when speaking to our friends or parents. This is just an example of using 'PACC' in our everyday lives. We have to adjust the way we speak according to what the context/situation is and who we are speaking to.

2) If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would you coney your thoughts politely?
Ans: Scream at them. Just kidding :P I would apply 'PACC' by not raising my voice and by using a select choice of words.

3) What are the possible repercussions if tone and register are used wrongly?
Ans: Others might get confused or get the wrong message, for example, they might think you are happy that your grandfather passed away.



Importance of PACC


1) A different tone and register is used, formal or informal, happy, sad or angry. This will show who you are speaking to whether it is a friend or a important person like your boss.
2) I could say “ Are you sure? I don’t agree with your statement, want me to share my view?”
3) If you are talking to your boss but speaking in a informal tone, it will seem like he is no longer in a higher ranking then you and you are now at the same level with him

Importance of PACC

1)Why is it important to apply PACC when communicating in different social situation
2)If a majority of your classmate hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts politely
3)what are the possible repercussions if tone and register are used wrongly

It is important to apply PACC as without a purpose, you would not even talk as there is no need to, if there is no audience, you have no one to talk to, if there is no context you would not even know what to say and if there is no content, you will not have anything to say.

I would speak in a polite, happy tone but not in a angry tone.

it may give people the wrong idea and may start an argument and maybe even a fight if the tone is not right.
1) Why is it important to apply "PACC" when communicating in different social situations?

To know what are you talking about and how to continue on.

2) If a majority of your classmates hold  certain view about a controversial topic, while  you hold an opposing view, hoe would you convey your thoughts politely

I would say the pros and con of both opinions then side with my choice.

3) What are the possible repercussions if the tone & the register are used wrongly

You may convey the wrong message and the opposite person may be mistaken.

PACC


1. Making a friend in SST
 Purpose: Trying to make a friend in SST
Audience: The person who I want to befriend.
Context: Its my first day in SST and I do not have a friend.
Dialogue: Hi there, my name is Shaun, what's yours? (informal)

2. Disagreeing with a teacher
Purpose: Telling the teacher based on your opinion that he is wrong
Audience: Teacher
Context: The teacher was explaining a question and I believe what he said was wrong.
Dialogue: Teacher, I believe your explanation is wrong. (Formal)

3.  Asking a stranger for directions
Purpose: Asking a stranger for help as I have lost my way
Audience: Stranger
Context: I was on my way to East Coast Park when I lost my map, therefore, I had to ask a stranger for help.
Dialogue: Excuse me sir, could you tell me how to get to East Coast Park? (Formal)

4. Praising someone's work
Purpose: Praising my classmate's work which was done well
Audience: Classmate
Context: My classmate had done well for his homework and I wanted to congratulate him.
Dialogue: Good job on your homework. (informal)

Importance of PACC By Ng Wei Jie ^^


1. Why is it important to apply ‘PACC’ when communicating in different social situations?

PACC is an instrument, like a calculator or a beaker to help us in many ways. PACC is for speeches and writing. It is so that you can understand what you are writing.

2. If a majority of my classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, which you hold an opposing view?

I would see why they chose that controversial topic, and then try to understand their views. But in both ways, I would try to inform them that they would need more then just one of them.

3. What are the possible repercussions if tone & register are used wrongly?

If they are used wrongly, if you are talking to a principal and accidentally make a mistake in them, you might accidentally seem that you are speaking to a long lost friend. The principal may even be offended. Oops.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

P.A.C.C


1.  Making a friend in SST
    Purpose - Finding a good friend in SST
    Audience - The person I want to make friend with in SST
    Context - I have no friends in SST and I wanted to find a friend to talk to .
    Dialogue - "Hi , my name is Daris Ker from S1-09 and what is your name ? Do you think is possible that we can be friends ?"

2. Disagreeing with a teacher
    Purpose - To show the teacher that thats not the only way to solve the Maths Problem
    Audience - The entire class and the teacher
    Context - I was showing the teacher another method to solve the Maths Problem
    Dialogue - "Miss Tan , that is not the only way to solve it !!!!!"

3. Asking a stranger for directions
    Purpose - To ask for directions
    Audience - Stranger and myself
    Context - I’m lost
    Dialogue - “Excuse me , do you know how to go to Chinatown Point ?”

4.Praising someone's work
    Purpose - To praise how well the person has done for her work 
    Audience - The person whom you are praising and yourself
    Context - To tell the person how well she done for her work
    Dialogue - "Wow ! Jane that was a very fine piece of art work you have done !

Saturday, 26 January 2013

PACC


1. Making a friend in SST:
Purpose - To make a friend as it is the first day at SST

Audience - Unknown friend whom I chosen to make friends with

Context - As it is the first day of school, I am unfamiliar with the people in the school, so i want to make a friend

Example dialogue - "Hello! Nice to meet you! My name is Dawn. What's yours?" (Informal)

2. Disagreeing with a teacher:

Purpose - To clear the air of a question 

Audience - The teacher

Context - I am doubtful of the answer of the teacher as I think my answer makes more sense and is the right answer

Example dialogue - "i don't think that that answer is logical, teacher. Because..." (formal)

3. Asking a stranger for directions:

Purpose - To find the way around this 'stranger' place

Audience - Stranger

Context - To get directions

Example dialogue - "Excuse me, sir. May i ask how do u get to this place?"

4. Praising someone's work:

Purpose - To praise someone's good work

Audience - Friend

Context - To make the person feel proud of her work

Example dialogue - "Good job, my friend!"

PACC

Making A friend

  • Purpose- To ask Clarissa, my cousins friend to be friend me.
  • Audience- Clarissa
  • Context- She is funny, and likes to smile :D,  (I think that's about it.....) but it was actually a joke as she is my cousin's 'wife' and I'm his 'in-law' in Facebook.
  • Example- "Clarissa, be my friend.    :D"

Disagreeing with a teacher

  • Purpose- To clarify myself
  • Audience- Miss Lim
  • Context- The answer's method
  • Example- "But Miss Lim, I thought that a number line can also have an arrow at the front?"


Asking a stranger for directions (ummmm..... maybe not)

  • Purpose- To find the basketball court for fun.   :D
  • Audience- Clarissa (I did not recognize her back)
  • Context- To find my way around before we need to go there later and can't find it
  • Example- "Umm, excuse me but do you know where the basketball is....  OH HI CLARISSA!!"

Praising someone's work

  • Purpose- To tell Sean that he finally got the answer to a math question.
  • Audience- Sean Lim
  • Context- He had finally got the answer after 4 tries.
  • Example- "Sean, you finally got the answer to this question."

Thursday, 24 January 2013

PACC

1)Making a friend in SST
   
   Purpose-So that I will not feel lonely in SST.
   
   Audience-Sean Lim

   Context-I have difficulty in completing my homework, so I will stay back with him to do homework.

   Example dialogue: "Hi sean"


2)Disagreeing with a teacher

   Purpose-To disagree with a teacher about having more homework.

   Audience-My form teacher

   Context-I do not want to have more homework.

   Example dialogue: "Why must we have more homework?"


3)Asking a stranger for directions

   Purpose-To find directions to a certain place.

   Audience-A stranger

   Context-I do not know where the nearest MRT station.

   Example dialogue:"Do you know where the nearest MRT."


4)Praising someone's work

   Purpose-For doing a good job in their work.

   Audience-The person that I am praising.

   Context-To praise him and acknowledge his effort he put in his work.

   Example dialogue: "Good job!"   

EL Classwork


1) Making a friend in SST
   Purpose - To have friends in SST so that I have someone who can help me and so that I will not be                    anti-social
   Audience - The friend
   Context - I was outside the classroom and when we went in, I randomly chose a seat. So I started talking to the person next to me
   Example Dialogue - "Hey, I'm Axel." "Hi, my name is Kenneth!"" (Informal)

2) Disagreeing with a teacher
    Purpose - To let the teacher know what perspective I am thinking in
    Audience - The teacher
    Context - I was listening to the teacher explain about an answer when I heard something which i thought was wrong so I ask the teacher and told him what I thought
    Example Dialogue - "Excuse me Mr Bob, but I don't think what you said was correct." (Formal)

3) Asking a stranger for directions
    Purpose - To know how to get to a particular location
    Audience - A stranger
    Context - I had to pass a worksheet to my math teacher in the staff room. However, I did not know where the staff room was. So I asked a senior where the staff room was
    Example Dialogue - "Excuse me, do you know where the staff room is?" (Formal)

4) Praising someone's work
    Purpose - To give encouragement
    Audience - My friend
    Context - My friend was doing a sketch and it seemed really impressive
    Example Dialogue - " Hey, That's a nice sketch! " (Informal)

English PACC


4. Praising Jeron's work.

Purpose- To praise then good work Jeron has done (He helped an Old lady cross the road.)

Audience- JERON

Context- while i was coming home from school, I saw an old lady about to cross the road. Before i was about to dash forward to help, Jeron suddenly appeared and helped the old lady across. I was touched by his actions as what he has done was indeed the right thing.

Dialogue- "Jeron, thanks to you i do not have to sprint that extra few metres... Haha what i am trying to say is that what you are doing is good and you should continue on this good attitude.

3. Asking stranger for directions

Purpose- To ask for directions to Ponyville.

Audience- Random person who walked past me.

Context- I was going to ponyville to visit Axel, my friend. But after hours of walking, i found myself in the middle of nowhere. Then, a man noticed my puzzled looks and came forward to me and offered to help. The Samaritan pointed out heaps of directions and i became even  more puzzled, seeing this, he personally led me to ponyville.

Dialogue- Thank you, stranger, thanks to your kindness, i am now in ponyville!
  1. Disagreeing with the teacher

Purpose- To tell the teacher that I was marked wrongly for one of the questions that i apparently got correct.

Audience- Teacher

 Context- I just got back my math paper and found out while you were going through that you had marked one question wrongly.

Dialogue- I hope you can help me to mend my marks and the question.


1.Making a friend in SST

Purpose- To try to make friends with Bob

Audience- Bob

Context- I am a new student in SST and i am trying to find friends in my new class, so i try to talk to the person sitting beside me (Bob).

Dialogue- Hi my name is Sean, looking forward to our two years, Bob.



PACC

1)making a friend in sst

purpose-is to be friendly and try to make so new friends in sst.
audience- classmates whom i want to make friends with .
context- being friendly and try to make as many friends as possible in the class and have much conversation with each other. 
example dialogue:"Hi , my name is kang shiqiang , nice to meet you!"

2) disagreeing with a teacher

purpose- is to voice out the problem with the information the teacher gave.
audience-my classmate in the class and the teacher.
context- trying to make sure that the information i gave is right and at the same time have the reason to say that the information the teacher gave is wrong.
example dialogue:" Teacher , i think the inform you have given u is wrong."

3) asking a stranger for directions

purpose- to ask for directions to that place i am heading.
audience- the stranger
context- because i don't know how to go to that place , thus i am asking the stranger whom i think he is know this place well.
example dialogue:"excuse me , do u know how to head to this place?

4) praising someone's work

purpose- to praise and the person's work.
audience- the person whom i am praising.
context- to praise and admire the person's work.
example dialogue:"Wow! You did a good job !

PACC
1)Making a friend in SST
Purpose- To make a new friend in my new school
Audience- the friend
Context- I transferred in to a new school, SST just recently and I met a kind person so I want to befriend him.
Dialogue- "Hi jerry, you seemed very kind, why not let's be friends?"
2)Disagreeing with a teacher
Purpose- To express my disagreement with the teacher.
Audience- The teacher
Context- The teacher asked us to gather outside the class but I was stilling packing my bag due to my injured finger. She later told me off for being inefficient so I expressed my point of view.
Dialogue- " But teacher, I did not purposely pack slowly, my finger was hurt previously."
3)Asking a stranger for directions
Purpose- To get the direction 
Audience- The stranger who knows the directions.
Context- I was trying to find out how to get to a particular book shop in a shopping mall so I asked a friendly looking stranger.
Dialogue- "Hi sir, may I ask for directions to POPULAR?"
4)Praising someone's work
Purpose- To make someone accept your praise to him
Audience- The person who you want to praise
Context- I saw how much effort josh had put into his artwork, it looks so beautiful.
Dialogue- “Hey Josh, you’re art work looks fantastic, you must have put in a lot of effort into it.” 

PACC

1. Making a friend in SST
Purpose- To know the person so that we can know each other better.
Audience- The person whom I am making friends with.
Context- It is my first day of school and I do not know anyone in the class, so I have to make a new friend that I can talk to.
Example Dialogue- "Hi there! My name's Li Ying, what's your name?" (Informal)

2. Disagreeing with a teacher
Purpose- To disagree with a teacher because I think my answer is correct but the teacher says that it is incorrect.
Audience- The teacher that I am disagreeing with.
Context- The teacher is going through a question and my answer is different from the teacher's, and I think that the answer I wrote is the correct one.
Example Dialogue- "Miss Lee, I think that the answer 90% is wrong. It should be 75%." (Formal)

3. Asking a stranger for directions
Purpose- To ask the stranger which bus to take as I have never been there before.
Audience- The stranger whom I am asking for directions.
Context- I did not know what bus to take to get to my friend's house which was in Tampines, so I had to ask a stranger for directions to which bus to take.
Example Dialogue- "Excuse me, do you know what bus to take to Tampines Street 21?" (Formal)

4. Praising someone's work
Purpose- To praise my friend as she got the highest in the class.
Audience- The person I am praising.
Context- We got our English tests back and the teacher announced that my best friend got the highest in the class for the test.
Example Dialogue- "Congratulations, Maria! You have done a great job!" (Informal)

English PACC Scenarios by Nikisha :3

1) Making a Friend in SST
Purpose - Trying to become Gretel's friend
Audience - Gretel Sim
Context - 'I' want to become Gretel's friend on the first day of school at SST.
Example Dialogue - "H-hi, Gretel. Can I be, you know, your friend?" (Informal)

2) Disagreeing with Teacher 
Purpose - Arguing with your teacher.
Audience - Mr Koh, the Science Teacher
Context - Our Science teacher tells us that an egg comes before the chicken in a life cycle of   a chicken while 'I' believe that the chicken comes before an egg.
Example Dialogue - "Mr Koh! You are wrong! The chicken comes before the egg, not the other way round!" (Informal)

3) Asking a Stranger for Directions
Purpose - Asking a stranger for directions to Sunway Veterinary Clinic
Audience - A random person you saw
Context - 'My' pet dog just fell off the balcony and is injured so 'I' have to bring 'my' dog, Duke, to the nearest veterinary clinic. Unfortunately, 'I' do not know where it is so 'I' ask the first person I saw where it is.
Example Dialogue - "Excuse me, sir, but my pet dog is severely injured and I have to bring him to the nearest veterinary clinic, which I believe is Sunway Veterinary Clinic. Do you know where it is?" (Formal)

4) Praising Someone's Work
Purpose - To praise Christabeth for doing well in a Maths test
Audience - Christabeth Leow
Context - Christabeth scored full marks in a Maths test so 'I' want to congratulate her.
Example Dialogue - "Hey Christabeth. Congratulations for the test, you did really well." (Informal)

PACC

1) Making a friend in SST
Purpose: To expand my circle of friends and to just have more communication with more people.
Audience: Friend whom I want to make friends with.
Context: It's my first day in school and I do not know anyone so I just want to make a friend to communicate with me.
Example dialogue: "Hi! I'm Johanna, what's your name?" (Informal)

2) Disagreeing with a teacher
Purpose: To disagree with a teacher because I think that his answer and concepts are wrong and mine are correct.
Audience: The teacher whom I am disagreeing with.
Context: The teacher is explaining a question but I think his answer and concepts are wrong but mine are correct.
Example dialogue: "Mr Lim, I think your answer is wrong as the answer should be the Earth suffering from global warming instead of the Earth suffering from people littering."  (Formal)

3) Asking a stranger for directions
Purpose: To know the directions to somewhere.
Audience: The stranger whom I am asking for directions
Context: I am alone and I do not know which train to take to Sentosa and therefore, I have to ask a stranger for directions.
Example dialogue: "Hi! Do you know which train to take to Sentosa?" (Informal)

4) Praising someone's work
Purpose: To encourage the person to continue to produce good work.
Audience: The person you are praising.
Context: I read his composition and found it very interesting as it was out of the ordinary.
Example dialogue: "You did great! Keep it up!" (Informal)

1. making a friend in SST
purpose-making a friend in SST because it was the first day in school
audience-A friend in SST
context-It was the first day in school and I did not have any friends
example dialogue-"Hi,what is your name?"(informal)
2. Disagreeing with a teacher
purpose-Trying to tell the teacher that he was wrong
audience-teacher
context-The teacher made a spelling mistake and I wanted to tell him that he was wrong
example dialogue-"Teacher I am sorry to interrupt but that is wrong."(formal)
3. asking a stranger for directions
purpose-I was asking a stranger for direction as I am lost
audience-Stranger
context-I was going to the zoo but i lost my directions so i asked for help
example dialogue-"Where is the zoo?"(informal)
4. praising someones work
purpose-Praising my brother
audience-My brother
context-My brother scored full marks on a test so I praised him
example dialogue-"Good job brother!"(informal)

EL CW by Kenneth Kiang Jia Ming


1. Making a friend in SST
Purpose - To not be anti-social and make more connections in a new environment.
Audience - The friend in my class in SST.
Context - I was sitting in the hall, not knowing anyone, so I decided to socialise with the person behind me.
Dialogue - "Hey, my name is Kenneth, what's yours?" "Donovan" (informal)

2. Disagreeing with a teacher
Purpose - To state my own opinion to the teacher and let him/her look at things in a different perspective and to let him/her wonder if I'm right.
Audience - Teacher (and possibly the class)
Context - I was listening to the teacher who is teaching us new things about the subject, then I heard something I did not agree with so I raised up my hand and told him/her that I do not agree.
Dialogue - "But I don't think that is right." (formal)

3. Asking a stranger for directions
Purpose - To reach somewhere I don't know where to go.
Audience - Stranger
Context - I needed to reach the Info Hub, so I asked a senior for directions.
Dialogue - "Excuse me, do you know where is the Info Hub?" (formal)

4. Praising someone's work
Purpose - To give the person an encouragement.
Audience - Student in my class
Context - I saw that Axel was doing a good job, so I praised him.
Dialogue - "That's a nice piece of work you did!" (informal)

PACC

P.A.C.C:


Making a friend in SST...

Purpose:Make a friend in SST

Audience:A yet-to-be friend in SST

Context:I want to make a friend in SST

Dialogue:Hi can I be your friend?

Disagreeing with a teacher...

Purpose:The teacher is wrong

Audience:The teacher

Context:I want to correct the teacher's wrong statement

Dialogue:Teacher, may I point out that you are wrong?


Asking a stranger for directions...

Purpose:Not sure where to go

Audience:Stranger

Context:I want to know how to go to the place I need to go

Dialogue:Excuse me but do you know how to go to Orchard Road?


Praising someone's work...


Purpose:Let the person know that he did a good job

Audience:Person

Context:I want to let the person know that he did a good job

Dialogue:Wow!What a nice piece of work you have done there!





English Scenarios


P.A.C.E:

1. Making a friend in SST...

Purpose: Make a friend in SST. (As it is the first day of school.)

Audience: A fellow student in SST.

Context: I want to be your friend as this is my first day in SST and I do not want to be left out.

Dialogue: "Hi! How are you? What are you doing?" (Informal)

2. Disagreeing with a teacher...

Purpose: Disagreeing with a teacher. (As I think I have elaborated enough.)  

Audience: The teacher you disagree with...

Context: I disagree with the teacher as I do not feel that I have not elaborated enough. 

Dialogue: "Ms. Esha, I disagree with you as I think I have elaborated enough." (Formal)

3. Asking a stranger for directions....

Purpose: To seek directions. (As I do not know where the Clementi MRT Station is.)

Audience: A stranger.

Context: I am trying to find out where the Clementi MRT Station is so that I can go there. 

Dialogue: "Hello? Do you know where the Clementi MRT Station in located at? Could you direct me there?" (Formal)

4. Praising someone's behavior...

Purpose: Praising my son. (As he has behaved well.)

Audience: My son.

Context: I am praising my son because he has behaved well at a restaurant.  

Dialogue: "Good job, son! You did well!" (Informal)

PACC


1: making a friend in SST
purpose - to make a new friend in my new school (SST)
audience -the kid I want to befriend 
context -its my very first day in my new school,SST, and I want to befriend somebody .
example dialogue : hi, my name is yong liang ,what's yours ?(informal)

2:Disagreeing with a teacher 
purpose - to try and tell the teacher that he has made a mistake
audience -the teacher I disagree with 
context - the teacher says  that a dog 'miaos' and a cat barks and I disagree with him 
example dialogue : excuse me mr tan I think you have mixed up their cries .(formal)

3:asking a stranger for directions 
purpose - to ask a stranger if he knows where the park is located
audience - the stranger I want to ask directions from 
context -I have forgotten the way to the park and decided to ask a nearby stranger for direction
example dialogue : excuse me sir , do you know the way to the  park ? (formal)

4:praising someone for a job well done
purpose - praising Darie for doing a good job on the project
audience -darie (friend)
context- darie helped finish the project and deserves a praise 
example dialogue :good job on the project ,darie !

PACC (Kenneth Mah)


1) Making a friend in SST
Purpose - To make a new friend in SST as I did not want to feel left out during the first week of school
Audience - The target(s) as a friend
Context - I am a new student in SST and I want to make some friends
Example Dialogue - "Hi! My name is Kenneth Mah, I am from S1-09. What about you?" (Formal)

2) Disagreeing with a teacher

Purpose - Disagreeing with a teacher to stand up for my point which I felt the concept was right
Audience - The teacher
Context - The teacher said something which I do not agree with and I wanted to stand up for my point
Example Dialogue - "Miss Lim, I disagree! The answer to this question should be 32, not 24." (Formal)

3) Asking a stranger for directions
Purpose - Asking a stranger to find directions to a certain destination
Audience - The stranger(s)
Context - I was lost and needed to find directions to my destination
Example Dialogue - "Excuse me, do you know how do I get to Raffles Place from here?" (Formal)

4) Praising someone's work
Purpose - To praise somebody's work which has been done better than most of us
Audience - The person who I am praising
Context - I felt that his work was great and that he deserved a praise
Example Dialogue - "Wow! James, that sure is an awesome way of presenting your work!" (Informal)

PACC

1. Making a friend in SST
Purpose - To make a new friend in SST because it is my first day.
Audience - The person whom I want to be friends with.
Context - I did not have any friends as it was my first day so I want to make friends with someone.
Dialogue - "Hi! how are you doing, what is your name?"

2. Disagreeing with a teacher
Purpose - To disagree with a teacher that cow has three stomachs.
Audience - The teacher that I want to disagree with.
Context - The teacher said a cow has three stomachs but I disagree and want to offer my opinion.
Dialogue - "Excuse me Sir/Madam a cow actually has one stomach but four stomach compartments."

3. Asking a stranger for directions
Purpose - To ask a stranger for directions to SST.
Audience - The person I want to ask directions.
Context - It is my first day and I do not know the way from the MRT station so I have no choice but to ask a stranger for directions.
Dialogue - "Excuse me, which is the way to SST?"

4. Praising someone's work
Purpose - To praise someone for their beautiful painting.
Audience - The person I want to praise.
Context - I see that this person's artwork is very nice and want to praise him.
Dialogue - "Wow! Your painting is really beautiful!"

English scenarios

1. Making a friend in SST
Purpose- To make a friend in SST.
Audience- The person who I want to befriend.
Context- It was my first day in SST and I wanted to make some new friends.
Example dialogue- "Hello! My name is Donovan. What is your name?" (informal)

2. Disagreeing with a teacher.
Purpose- To disagree with a teacher.
Audience- The teacher.
Context- My teacher stated a wrong fact and I want to correct her.
Example dialogue- "Miss Tan! I believe you made a mistake." (formal)

3. Asking a stranger for directions.
Purpose- To ask a stranger for directions
Audience- The stranger
Context- I wanted to go to block 143 for my friend's birthday party but I lost my way.
Example dialogue- "Hello sir. Do you know the directions to block 143?" (formal)

4. Praising someone's work.
Purpose- To praise someone's good work
Audience- The person who did the good work.
Context- I saw a friend paint a beautiful picture and I wanted to commend him.
Example dialogue-"Whoa! That is an awesome painting!" (informal)

Mindmap (P.A.C.C., Register & Tone)

English


1 ) Making a friend in SST

Purpose-To make a friend
Audience-Friend
Context-Not familiar in the environmet
Example dialogue-"Hi! My name is___.What's your's" 

2 ) Disagreeing with a teacher

Purpose-To stand up for my point
Audience-Teacher
Context-The teacher taught wrongly
Example dialogue-"Teacher,you have said wrongly"

3) Prasing someone at work

Purpose-To praise someone
Audience-Someone you are prasing to
Context-He did something good
Example dialogue-"Good job!"

English mind map