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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

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 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:

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. 

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Sweets (Dawn)

1. What kind of sweets / candies did you like as a child? Describe them.
I like super SOUR sweets. Actually I don't really like sweets. Simply because their really sweet. Sweets like White Rabbit are the best sweets. Not too sweet, not too bland. When I was young, I was crazy about sweets, like Mentos, those sugar coated sweets, and mnms. But now I really feel that sweet sweets are kind of disgusting, practically because they are too sweet for my tongue.
2. Do you still eat sweets? If yes, which ones? If no, what do you like to eat instead?
Hardly. I feel my stomach getting bigger each time a sweet enters my gullet. I like eating prata, chicken rice, slushies (sold in the canteen), and my favourite...BREAD!! Especially those really soft japanese bread in the vending machine!
3. What do you think is / are an equivalent of penny sweets in Singapore?
I think those sold in the minimarts (but there are hardly anymore minimarts). Or those sold in cashiers of Giant or Shop and Save.

SWEETS RAINBOWS CANDY FLOSSIES ( Sean Lim )

1. What kind of sweets / candies did you like as a child? Describe them.
2. Do you still eat sweets? If yes, which ones? If no, what do you like to eat instead?
3. What do you think is / are an equivalent of penny sweets in Singapore?
1. I liked lollipops when i was a child. Usually after Halloween, i and my sister would have collected many sweets and I would go for the lollipops as they are enjoyable for a long period! :D (PROFIT)

2.YES:D I still love lollipops and gummy bears have made their way up to my top sweets as well.

3. COLA SWEETS!!! :D They took me by a storm when i ate the for the first time, lollipops still remained as my TOP sweet as it was available in cola flavour! :D

Daris Sweets XD)))

1. What kind of sweets / candies did you like as a child? Describe them.
Ans : I like Nutella as a child . It taste like Hi-Chew (which I still like) , it is chewy soft and tasty . I hardly see anybody selling these days. I wonder what will happen to it ... ...
2. Do you still eat sweets? If yes, which ones? If no, what do you like to eat instead?
Ans : Yes , I practically eat any sweets other than licorice as it is bitter and not tasty . I still prefer bubble gums , such as White Knight because I love chewy mints and chocolates . White Knight is a very GOOD combination of both .
3. What do you think is / are an equivalent of penny sweets in Singapore?
Ans : Some sweets are better , some sweets are worst , and most sweets about the same . You cannot say the same for all.

CANDY!

1. What kind of sweets/candies did you like to eat as a child? Describe them.

I went to America when I was around six, so I was exposed to many different kinds of sweets and candy. One of the sweets that I use to eat was a lollipop called 'Tootsi Pop' Basically, they were lollipops with chewing gum inside of them. So, you would have to lick and suck the lollipop until you reached the gum underneath. Then you would tear the gum off of the lollipop stick. It was so fun to eat them. There was this challenge that was printed on the 'Tootsi Pop' wrapper and it said, "How many licks does it take to finish a tootsie pop. I always tried answer that question. And I would always fail...

2. Do you still eat sweets? If yes, which ones? If no, what do you like to eat instead?

Yes, I still eats sweets! Who wouldn't? Anyways. the sweets that a usually eat nowadays are sadly of not as good quality as the one is the U.S. Nonetheless, I still have some favorites. One of them is the White Rabbit Candy. They always fascinated me as you could eat the wrapper as well as the sweet. I stopped eating them when I saw on the news that there was this company that made the white candy sweets and put plastic in them....

Another one is the Mentos sweets! I used to eat them every Sunday when my grandmother would bring me home from church and buy my sister and I sweets.

3. What do you think is/are the equivalent of penny sweets in Singapore?

Well. one of them would definitely be Mentos. they are sold SO cheaply. Another one would be those sweets found in those little gumball machines, where you insert a dollar coin and you would get a handful of sweets...

Another one would be those Chupa lollipops. The machines that they use to sell those are COOL! And plus, the lollipops that they sell are good to suck on...

Thank you for read this long post! I was using this post top help me in show and tell tomorrow!

EL Individual Work by Li Ying (Sweets)

1. I like to eat gummy bears, especially the red coloured ones. Basically, the candy is shaped like a little teddy bear. :3
2. I still have them but not that often. Mostly fruit-flavoured sweets and sour sweets.
3. Well to me, it would be mentos.

sweets

1) i liked gummy bears sweets as a child, a gummy bear is a small rubbery-textured confectionery, similar to a jelly baby in some English-speaking countries.The candy is roughly 2 cm long and shaped in form of a bear.

2) Yes i still eat sweets , i still eat gummy bears , and some coka cola flavored sweets.

3) The sweets sold at the shop at the void deck of my block which one sweet only cost 5 cents to 10 cents.

All about sweets


1. What kind of sweets / candies did you like as a child? Describe them.
Answer: I like fruit plus, mentos, gummy bears, etc. These are the main types which I like. Fruit plus is a package of 150g contains ca 48 individually wrapped candy (thus ca 3.1g/candy), it is chewy. For gummy bears, it is a sweet shaped like bears with all sorts of flavours.

2. Do you still eat sweets? If yes, which ones? If no, what do you like to eat instead?
Yes, I still eat sweets. I like to eat gummy bears, fruit plus and mentos, these are the main ones that I like.

3. What do you think is / are an equivalent of penny sweets in Singapore?
Fruit plus and White Rabbit sweets or sweets that are cheap in Singapore are considered as penny sweets. 

sweets post

1.as a child, I loved to eat Dynamite,a mint sweet with a chocolate center,Apollo, a chocolate wafer bar and Mentos.
2.These days, I basically like to eat any mints and chocolates, but i particularly like Halls as they are very strong.
3.In Singapore,sweets which are very cheap but very enjoyable  can be counted as penny sweets

EL Individual work (Axel)

1.  I would eat many types of sweets for example, I would eat the Cola sweets and licorice. One of the reasons why I like Cola sweets is that I like Cola. So the cola sweets is like a sold version for me. I love licorice too as some of them taste very sour which leaves a nice feeling in your mouth.
2. Yes, I do. I still eat all kinds of sweets.
3.  Lolipops, Ricola and others.
1. What kind of sweets / candies do you like as a child? Describe them.

I like the Black Jack the most during my childhood days. From them, although it may stick onto m teeth, the taste will never change, don't judge a book by it's cover. The paramount flavour of the liquorice is superb. The sticky gum distinguish it from other brands of candy. You may have a fun time playing with the sweet as the succulent juice of liquorice flow out. It will definitely a good choice to choose from if you are finding sweets. As compared from the sugary Cola bottles or Plastics Gummy or Flumps, it is definitely a different choice, try one now and probably you may like it!

2.Do you still eat sweets? If yes, which ones? If no, what do you like instead?

Yes I still eat sweets. It us like part of my life, weekly I would eat some even though there are health problems if eating too much. Having your body too high in sugar will result in high blood pressure, diabetics, obesity, liver cancer and many more. So when choosing sweets, I would choose those that are low in sugar and regulate my time eating it as consuming too much of it would result in health benefits.

3.What do you think is / are equivalent of penny sweets in Singapore?

I think those in the mini marts, super markets, hypermarkets. The sweets are to be scooped up and put into plastic bags which will be weighed later. Once weighed, you will get the price to pay according to the candy / sweets weight.

EL Answers

I used to like grape flavoured mentos. They tasted delicious and are usually my favourite out of all the flavours. Although all of them were delicious but the grape flavoured ones were the best.
I still eat sweets but I try to eat if less often as I'm worried it may harm my health. I still like to eat the grape flavoured mentos but I find it hard to find them.
An equivalent would be still be mentos, since they are chewy and delicious and gives a great taste.
 

english

1 I like chocolate especially Cadbury.When I was i a kid,I prefer chocolate as it is more easier for it to melt so i can enjoy it.I like chocolate which is hard but it melts easily.
2 I still eat them as they are still enjoyable and sweet I still eat Cadbury
3mentos

Individual Class Activity (Kenneth Mah)


1. What kind of sweets / candies did you like as a child? Describe them.
I had gummy bears, M&Ms, liquorice strips and tubings as sweets. They were mostly sweet and/or sour. Most of them with rubbery texture.
2. Do you still eat sweets? If yes, which ones? If no, what do you like to eat instead?
Yes. I still buy packets of gummy bears every now and then.
3. What do you think is / are an equivalent of penny sweets in Singapore?
The rows and columns of sweets where there is a shovel to pick up the sweets that you want. And the plastic bags would be given by the assistants there. They would then weigh the packet and have us pay by the kilogram.

Individual Class Activity by Nikisha ^-^

1. I liked, and I still do, White Rabbit Candies. And Skittles as well, especially the sour ones. I also used to eat monster sweets a lot.

2. Yes, I still eat sweets but not frequently, just whenever I have one. I eat Sour Skittles and most coconut flavoured sweets. However, nowadays I usually eat other things for snacks, like chocolates or cheese :3
3. The equivalent of penny sweets would be White Rabbit sweets and Haw Flakes.

EL work

1. I don't really eat sweets so I don't have a favourite one.
2. I don't eat sweets. My favourite food happens to be chicken rice
3. I think it is fruit plus. It is a type of sweet that is cheap and according to my friends are nice
       
Done..

Sweets and candies-Donovan


1. What kind of sweets / candies did you like as a child? Describe them.
I liked cola bottles, especially the ones with a sour coating. They taste similar to Coke, but a little less sweet. I also liked Kinder Bueno. They are made of hazelnut cream and are coated with milk chocolate.

2. Do you still eat sweets? If yes, which ones? If no, what do you like to eat instead?
Yes. Cola bottles/sour cola bottles, Kinder Bueno, Ferrero Rocher, M&M's, Skittles, marshmallows.

3. What do you think is / are an equivalent of penny sweets in Singapore?
Fruit plus.

what candy I eat

1. I eat gummy bears , kit-kat ,neon-worms and toblerone

2.Yes , I eat kit-kat and gummy bears

3.the self-serve candy in 7-eleven and perhaps lollipops

Penny Sweets

1. I like to eat fruit flavoured candies, but more of apple or grape sweets. I also like milk flavored candy.

2. I still eat sweets but not a lot. Mostly fruit, milk and mint candies.

3. I don't think we can find anymore of this shops that sells sweets like this but there are some of this sweets that are sold in packets.

Individual class activity for 13th Feb

1. I liked monster sweets. :P
2.Yes. I eat ricola and mentos
3.I think they are the packs of sweets and mints at the counter of supermarkets and convenience stores.

Jiawei's sweets


1. What kind of sweets / candies did you like as a child? Describe them. 
Lollipop. I made some observations about my baby nieces and nephews. It is that they like playing with balls. Therefore, I   think that the spherical shape of the lollipop attracts children. 
2. Do you still eat sweets? If yes, which ones? If no, what do you like to eat instead? 
Yes, I am a big fan of licorice now
3. What do you think is / are an equivalent of penny sweets in Singapore? 
Lollipop
Chocolate sweets

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Individual Class Activity for 13th Feb


Hi ladies and gentlemen,

A. Please visit the link below and complete the activities as instructed. There are 4 tabs to look at in the following order:

1. Preparation
2. Task
3. Task 2
4. Transcript

http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/overcooked/penny-sweets

B. After completing the above, answer the following questions on the EL blog.


1. What kind of sweets / candies did you like as a child? Describe them.
2. Do you still eat sweets? If yes, which ones? If no, what do you like to eat instead?
3. What do you think is / are an equivalent of penny sweets in Singapore?


Cheers,

Miss Esha

PS. Show and Tell to be pushed back to Thursday.

Friday, 8 February 2013

yong liang's

1. why is it important to apply PACC when communicating in different social solutions ?

if we do not keep in mind the purpose and audience , we might make others think that we are rude and would leave a bad impression .

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?

I would raise my hand and wait until my friends acknowledge it and I would then politely raise my opposing view .

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

Everyone could get angry at each other and start yelling at each other unreasonable and will cause everyone to be unhappy and nothing would be resolved .

A day in the life of Slender Man


Sorry for handing in my homework late, I was not there on Thursday










Thursday, 7 February 2013

A Day of SUPER AWESOME's Life


Martin Luther King by Johanna Lim Ziyun


A day in the life of Obama


A day in the life of super guy( I apologise for the lame name)

this is my comic...

A Day in the Life of Mike

My (Toondoo) Composition Storyboard!


So, this is basically my story in a nutshell!

Thank you for reading it!

a day in a life of ole kirk christiansen




A day in the life of Super Sam

In the end, Super Sam managed to catch up with Oro and praise him for doing good.

storyboard

A Day in the Life of the Grim Reaper by Nikisha





A day in the life of SuperBear





This is my storyboard for my story.
STEVE JOBS 

He introduced the first macintosh to the world. How great.

chong yong liang toondoo

toondoo

A day in the life of John the student


A day in the life of Issac Newton


A day in the life of Felix Baumgartner


A day in the life of Nikola Tesla!


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

[V. IMP] Checklist for Work to be Printed


Dear ladies and gentlemen,

Use the document titled 'Work to be Printed_109.doc' found at the link below as a checklist for printing your class work and homework for the EL file as it is due for checking in Term 1 Week 6.

https://sites.google.com/a/s2013.sst.edu.sg/english-language/s1-09

Put all the printed pages in 1 plastic pocket, and bring this set to school next Wednesday (13 Feb).

Cheers,
Miss Esha






Monday, 4 February 2013

Personal Recount Lesson Groups

Hi everyone,

These are your groups for Personal Recount Lesson 1

GROUP 1: Daris, Nikisha, Ray, Shiqiang, Kenneth Mah

GROUP 2: Dawn, Augustine, Darie, Kenneth, Wei Jie

GROUP 3: Johanna, Axel, Donovan, Jeron, Shaun

GROUP 4: Li Ying, Benjamin, Jia Wei, Sean

GROUP 3: Yu Xuan, Yong Liang, Javier, Yang Teng

Please get into your groups before the lesson.

Cheers,

Miss Esha

Sunday, 3 February 2013

PACC

1) Making a friend in SST

Purpose-To get to know my classmate
Audience-Classmate
Context-It is the first time that i am seeing my new classmates, i need to know them better so that in future we can work well together
Dialogue-"Hi my name is Crane, how are you? What is your name?"

2)Disagreeing with a teacher

Purpose-To tell my English teacher a mistake that she made marking my worksheet
Audience-My English teacher
Context-My English teacher marked one of the questions in my English worksheet wrongly so i had to tell her about the mistake.
Dialogue-"Ms Tan i think you marked question two wrongly.

3)Asking a stranger for directions


Purpose-To get directions to the nearest MRT station

Audience-Stranger
Context-I lost my way in a place where i have never been before so i had to ask a stranger where is the nearest MRT station to get home
Dialogue-"Excuse me, may I know how do i get to the nearest MRT station"

4)Praising someone's work

Purpose-To praise my classmate for putting so much effort in her work
Audience-Classmate
Context-I saw my classmates work and saw that she placed a lot of effort in it so i wanted to praise her
Dialogue-"Wow! How much effort did you put in this! It is very nice!"