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Friday, 26 April 2013

02_Late Freytac's Pryramid

Sorry for the last post :/
For EL Paper 1 & 2:

Focus on Success Criteria for personal recount Info Paper (attached to the Superhero essay)
Focus on The Revision Criteria for personal recount (in a foolscap)
Revise 8 aspects of characterisation
Revise metaphors, similes, personification, alliteration, hyperbole
For Editing, focus on grammatical errors on tenses, SVA, articles etc (no punctuation or spelling errors)
Don't forget to write the topic number of your composition (1 mark will be deducted if you forget)

Best Of Luck!

Thursday, 25 April 2013

COMMON TEST

EL PAPER 1

SECTION A: Editing (10m)
SECTION B: COMPOSITION (30m) Focus on Personal recount and Narrative


EL PAPER 2

Only 1 section on COMPREHENSION (30m)- No summary

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

The day I played a prank on.....

I'll start with what I call PEEL

P-Plan
E-Elaborate
E-Example
L-Link

Plan
- Friend likes playing April Fools jokes on me every 1 April.
- I planned to prank him so that he would stop pranking me.
- I put in some really spicy pepper in his cake he bought for recess
- His whole face was totally red.
- Laughter from other friends, while acting innocent

Elaborate

- He bought a strawberry shortcake and it was the perfect colour to fit with my red pepper.
- Such a fine prank on a fine "pranker".
- Was acting to be innocent since I don't usually prank others.

Example

- Likes to tell me that there is something in his locker to get something for him, and inside, there is a picture stating "April fool's  :D"

Link

-  NIL


The "mountain"

I'm having problems posting the picture up :(

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

planning

My pyramid

The day I played a prank


The day I played a prank- Donovan

TYPE OF CONFLICT: CHARACTER VS CHARACTER / CHARACTER VS OBJECT

The day I played a prank on - Li Ying (4)


Topic: "The day I played a prank" composition planning!

Here is the Freytag's pyramid that I drew!



Type of Conflict: Character v.s. Character. 

"I" 's personality: Smart. (That is how he is good at pranking.) Lazy, doesn't want to do work. (That is why he became a prankster.) But, he is good at heart. (Saves Willie from the bullies and takes the rap.)

Willie: Arrogant, boastful. (That is how he got into trouble with the bullies.) In his heart though, he is a scared person. (When threatened by bullies, he was terrified.) But, he is also a brave person too. 

Bullies: All are selfish, mean and truly arrogant. (Describe by behavior.) They are also cowards. (Tell by them running away.) 

So, there you have it!

The day I played a prank (Kenneth Mah)


The day I played a prank - Kiang Jia Ming Kenneth (17)


The day I played a prank

The day i played a prank


The day I played a prank


'The Day I Played a Prank' by Nikisha \(o3o\)

Type of Conflict: Character vs Character
Exposition: 
Where: Hell
Who: Narrator, a Grim Reaper
When: Unknown
Rising Action: 
Narrator hates Hell and is bored, so decides to play a prank on a Grim Reaper by stealing his scythe.
Climax: 
The Grim Reaper realises it is missing, but being a Grim Reaper, he has a sixth sense or something of the sort and can tell where it is and who took it.
Falling Action: 
The Grim Reaper confronts the Narrator.
Resolution:
The ground gives way and the narrator falls deeper into the pits of Hell. 

the day I played a prank


Friday, 12 April 2013

Conflict - The Ugly Duckling



  1. The ugly duckling were hated by the other ducklings and the marsh birds. 
  2. The ugly duckling didn't understand why the other ducklings didn't like him. 
  3. The other ducklings told him that he was not one of them and he was uglyThe marsh birds didn't like him and told him to have his mother teach him how to sing properly. The wooden duck caused the ugly duckling to hit his head while he was playing with it.
  4. Yes. Character Vs Self. He did not know what to do and why the other birds didn't like him. He had hoped to make some friends but he hit his head on the wooden duck's bottom and thought that it hated him too.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Work for Today's Lesson


Hi ladies and gentlemen,

In today's lesson, please complete all the 10 practice exercises found on this link:

http://elt.oup.com/student/practicegrammar/advanced/a_testzone/?cc=global&selLanguage=en

Cheers,

Miss Esha

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Conflict


Questions
1) Identify the character VS character conflicts
2)What is the major problem in the story?
3) How does another character create conflict?
4) Is there another type of conflict in the story? If yes, then can you identify?

Answers
1)-Mother duck VS Ugly duckling.
2)He was not liked .
3)The mother duck did not accept that the ugly duckling appeared to be different from other ducks .
4)Character VS Self Conflict . The ugly duckling thinks that he is ugly when the other ducklings says that he is ugly . When he saw his "reflection" in the pond , he says he finally understands why the other ducklings says that he is ugly .

Friday, 5 April 2013

CONFLICT

Questions
1) Identify the character VS character conflicts
2)What is the major problem in the story?
3) How does another character create conflict?
4) Is there another type of conflict in the story? If yes, then can you identify?

Answers
1) Ugly Duckling VS the other duckling and Ugly Duckling VS the baby marsh birds ( Ugly duckling VS mother duck, Ugly Duckling VS mother marsh bird and Ugly Duckling Vs wooden duck )
2) The major problem is that the ugly duckling was a swan born in the nest of a duck so he looks different from the others and was despised
3) The baby marsh bird told the Ugly Duckling that he is out of tune and that his mother should give more singing lessons. Then another conflict is created by the mother marsh bird. She created it by chasing the Ugly Duckling, calling him an ugly thing.
4) Yes. Character VS self. ( Character VS society. Everyone thinks he is different.)

CONFLICT :3 :O

1 Identify the character VS character conflicts
2 What is the major problem in the story?
3 How does another character create conflict?
4 Is there another type of conflict in the story? If you can identify?

1. Ugly Duckling Vs The four little ducklings
    Ugly Duckling Vs Mother and Father Duck
    Ugly Duckling Vs Mother Marsh bird
    Ugly Duckling Vs Marsh birds
    Ugly Duckling Vs Wooden Duck
    
2. Everyone hated ugly Duckling because he was ugly.

3. They did not like ugly duckling and chased him away.

4. Character VS society.

conflict by Jeron

1. Identify the character vs character conflicts.
A) Ugly duckling VS Ducks
B) Ugly duckling VS Marsh birds
C) Ugly duckling VS Wooden duck

2. What is the major problem in the story?
ANS: The Ugly duckling was disliked by everyone because he is different from everybody.

3. How does another character create conflict?
ANS: The mother duckling failed to accept her own duckling.

4. Is there another type of conflict in the story?
ANS: Yes, character VS society. Everybody is different from himself and everybody dislikes him.

Conflict of the ugly ducking

1. identify the character VS character conflicts?
The character VS character conflict is that the ugly duckling versus the yellow little duckling , mother duck vs the ugly ducking , marsh birds vs the ugly ducking , the marsh birds mother vs the ugly ducking.

2. what is the major problem of the story?
the major problem of the story is that everyone did not like the ugly duckling because of his looks because the other did not accept him.

3. how does another character create conflict
the mother ducking failed to accept the ugly ducking as he looks and sounded different from others.

4. is there another type of conflict in the story? if yes can you identify?
yes , there is another type of conflict. The conflict is character vs self as the ugly duckling thought that everyone despise him because of his ugliness but actually , not everyone despise him.

Conflict- Axel

Identify the character vs character conflicts
Ans: The ugly duckling was not wanted in his family, the marge bird’s mother chased the ugly duckling away. 
What is the major problem in the story?
Ans : No one liked the ugly duckling
How does another character create conflict?
Ans :The ugly duckling always tries to make friends with others but end up being hurt.
Is there another type of conflict in the story? If yes, then can you identify?
Ans : Yes, there is another type of conflict. It is Character vs Self conflict. The ugly duckling  is extremely sad and tells himself that no one wants him. Also he sees himself as an ugly duckling when he saw his reflection in the pond with ripples

Conflict - Ugly duckling


  1. Identify the character vs character conflicts. 
The “Ugly Duckling/Swan” vs the family of ducks.
  1. What is the major problem in the day? 
The “Ugly Duckling/Swan” could not find any friends that did not dislike him for being different looking.
  1. How does another character create conflict?
The Marshbirds (another character) would chased him away.
  1. Is there another type of conflict in the story? If yes, please identify.
It was a “Character vs Self” conflict. He thought himself being very ugly.

conflict


1)identify the character vs character conflict
2)what is the main problem in the story
3)how does another character create conflict
4)I there another type of conflict in the story if yes then can you identify


1)The character is the white baby swan who thinks he is an ugly duckling and the other characters like the duck,marsh birds wooden duck.

2)The ugly duckling cannot make any friends in the pond.

3)The wooden duck was actually a duck used for hunting and it made the swan believe it had friends but he could be in danger.

4)It is a character vs society

Conflict

1. Identify the characters VS character conflicts
ugly duckling VS ducklings
                             marsh bird babies
                             mash bird mother
                             wooden duck

2.What is the major problem in the story?
ugly duckling VS self.

3.How does another character create conflict?
the other characters discriminate the other duckling.

4.Is there another type of conflict in the story? If yes, can you identify?
there is none.

Le conflict Questions

1.Identify ze character vs character conflicts
2.What is the major problem in le story
3.How does another character create conflict
4.Is there another type of conflict in ze story? If yes, can u identify it?
ANSWERS
1a. The ugly duckling aka the swan vs the other ducklings
1b. The ugly duckling aka the swan vs the wooden duck(decoy)
1c. The ugly duckling aka the swan vs the marsh birds

2. The ugly duckling aka the swan is left out and lonely because he thinks he is ugly

3. The wooden duck gave the ugly ducking aka the swan a sense of friendship when it was actually putting the duckling aka swan's life in danger

4. Its either character vs society or character vs self

Character Conflict!

1. Identify the character v.s character conflicts:

Answer: 1. Ugly Duckling v.s Other Ducklings.
             
              2. Ugly Duckling v.s Marsh Bird Mother.
             
              3. Ugly Duckling v.s Wooden Duck.

2. What is the major conflict in the story?

Answer: Ugly Duckling v.s Self.

3. How does another character create conflict?

Answer: The other Characters create conflict by excluding the Main Character (Ugly Duckling).

4. Is there another type of conflict in the story? If yes, then can you identify?

Answer: There are two other Conflicts:

1. Main Character v.s Society. (Ugly Duckling was excluded from the rest of the birds until the end.)

2. Main Character v.s Self. (Ugly Duckling has low self-esteem due to being excluded. )

Thanks for reading!

English Questions-Benjamin

1)Identify the character vs character conflicts
The ugly duckling’s family( The one he was born with ) didn’t like him, saying he didn’t look like them.
2)What is the major problem in the story
The duckling thought he was ugly and nobody liked him.
3)How does the another character create conflict
He tried to join in a group of marsh birds but the mother chased him away
4)Is there another type of conflict in the story? If yes, can you identify.
Yes a character vs self conflict.

Conflict - Li Ying

1. Identify the character vs character conflicts.
Mother vs Ugly ducklings, Yellow ducklings vs Ugly duckling, Marsh birds vs Ugly duckling, Mother marsh bird vs Ugly duckling, Wooden duck vs Ugly duckling

2. What is the major problem in the story?
The ugly ducking was hated by the ducklings and was chased away as they find him ugly.

3. How does another character create conflict?
Another character creates conflict by scolding him or chasing him away.

4. Is there another type of conflict in the story? If yes, then can you identify?
Yes, there is. Character vs Society. The ugly duckling appeared to look different from the other birds.

Conflict by Johanna Lim Ziyun (3)

1) Identify the character vs character conflicts.
Marsh birds vs ugly duckling, mother bird vs ugly duckling, yellow ducklings vs ugly ducklings, mother marsh bird vs ugly duckling and the wooden duck vs ugly duckling.

2) What is the major problem in the story?
The ugly duckling was not accepted by the yellow ducklings so he decided to go and find friends. It did not really work out as none of the birds he came across liked him and he did not fit in. 

3) How does another character create conflicts?
The other character is the mother bird as she cannot accept the fact that the ugly duckling looked different from the rest. The ugly duckling then left them and searched for his own kind, where he belonged. 

4) Is there another type of conflict in the story? If yes, then can you identify. 
Yes. The other type of conflict in the story is Character vs Society because not only one character hated the ugly duckling but multiple characters hated it so the ducklings were considered a society. The society failed to accept the duckling.

02_Conflicts (Ugly Duckling)

1. Identify the character vs character conflicts.
Ugly duckling vs mother duck, other ducklings, marsh ducklings, mother marsh duck, wooden duck.
2. What is the major problem in the story?
Ugly duckling was born to be ugly, so the other ducks thought he was ugly and chased him away and called him ugly. And that made it very sad and left out. 
3. How does another character create conflict?
The other characters chased him away and told him that he was ugly.
4. Is there another type of conflict in the story? If yes, can you identify?
Yes, character vs society.

Conflict - Nikisha ^-^



  1. Identify the Character vs Character Conflicts:
The duckling vs its mother. The duckling vs its siblings. The duckling versus the marsh birds' mother. 

  1. What is the Major Problem?
The duckling is lonely as no one want to play with it as it is ugly and has a weird call.

  1. How Does Another Character Create Conflict?
Mother and Siblings: Chases the duckling away and not play with it or go to the pond together.
March Birds' Mother: Chases the duckling away from her nest and calls it ugly.

  1. Is there Another Type of Conflict in the Story? If So, then can you Identify It?
Yes, there is. Character vs Society 

CONFLICT - Augustine

1. Identify the character vs character conflicts.
Ducklings vs The ugly duckling
Little marsh birds vs The ugly duckling
Mother marsh bird vsThe ugly duckling

2. What is the major problem in the story?
The ugly duckling was despised by all the other birds because he was ugly.

3. How does another character create conflict?
By scolding or insulting the ugly duckling and the ugly duckling was rude to other characters.

CONFLICT - Kiang Jia Ming Kenneth (17)

1. Identify the character vs character conflicts
The ugly duckling vs the ducks.
The ugly duckling vs the marsh birds.
The ugly duckling vs the wooden duck.
2. What is the major problem in the story?
 He was hated by everyone as he was ugly and made weird noises. Then, he ran away from his home and was still hated by others.
3. How does another character create conflict.
He goes against the main character to create the problem/conflict. It was the mother duckling who failed to accept her own child.
4. Is there another type of conflict in the story?
Character vs Society
Character vs Self

compo


  I was walking in a dark alley when I realised that I was being followed  .If i don't do something fast I am going to be trouble, but what can I do?

    It was a calm peaceful evening and I was heading home from fencing . I was exhausted just like always after fencing and the only thing I could think of how much I wanted to go home .most of my friends were going home by bus while I was walking to the train station . Suddenly , I realised that I was being followed . My heart skipped a beat and broke into a cold sweat. 'What should I do ,if I don't do anything i am doomed . If i can get on the train at the station , I will be safe , but I can't sprint with my heavy bag .What should I do?' I thought 

    I made my decision , I immediately broke into a sprint and made a had dash for the train station . When I glanced back the shadowy figure was still hot on my hills . I ran up the escalator and wiped out my card , scanned it and quickly boarded my approaching train .On board the train , I let out a sigh of relief , thinking that I was safe , but I was not out of the woods yet . The persistent mysterious figure was on the train and was walking towards me .i started walking the other way towards the approaching stations escalator . while I was trying to get away , I noticed there were no other students on the train . When the train stopped , I galloped down the escalator and took out my phone and started to call the police , and reported everything to them , telling them to hide at my block . 

   I waited anxiously for the next train that would take me home to arrive , remembering to keep a constant look out for the 'kidnapper' . I jumped on the train and tried to catch my breath . However I let my gut down and he was very near me and looked like he was going to take something out of his pocket. When the situation looked dire , the train door's opened and I made a sprint for my flat . Once I was near enough , I pretended that I was exhausted and started walking . The man saw this and dashed towards me . At that moment the poise jumped out of the bushes and ambushed the kidnapper.

   The 'Kidnapper' was shocked out of his wits and was rooted to the spot .At that moment, I was very proud for helping catch a kidnapper . Suddenly , the man took out a very familiar set of keys . I was shocked and realised my keys were gone . So this whole time the man just wanted to return my keys . I asked the man ," Why didn't you just tell me ? That would have save us a lot of hassle ." The man did not say anything he only made a few hand signs to indicate that he was unable to speak . I was very embarrassed and proceeded to thank the man. 

  This entire experience taught me not to jump to conclusion and not to judge people too quickly .

Thursday, 4 April 2013

conflict by yong liang

1.Identify the character vs. character conflicts .
a)the ugly duckling vs. the mother and father ducks
b)the ugly duckling vs. the young ducks
c)the ugly duckling vs. the marsh birds
d)the ugly duckling vs. the wooden duck

2.What is the major problem in the story ?
The ugly duckling was unsure of where he belongs and was very disliked by everyone he mets, except for the swans,because he was looked and sounded different

3.How does the another character create another conflict
The mother failed to accept the ugly duckling

4.Yes , there is , the ugly duckling thinks he was ugly because nobody liked him and he looked at the distorted image of himself  (character vs. self)
and the ugly duckling looked different so he felt extremely looked out

Conflict-Donovan

After watching the video on the ugly duckling.

QUESTIONS
1. Identify the character vs character conflicts?
2. What is the major problem in the story?
3. How does the another character create conflict?
4. Is there another type of conflict in the story? If yes, then can you identify it?

ANSWERS
1. The ugly duckling vs the ducklings, the mother marsh bird vs the ugly duckling.
2. Everyone disliked the ugly duckling because he looked different fromt the normal duckling.
3. The mother duck don't accept the ugly duckling.
4. Yes. Character vs Society, the baby marsh birds vs the ugly duckling. Character vs Self, The ugly duckling thinks that he is ugly because all the other ducklings thought he was ugly and when he saw his  ripple-distorted reflection in the pond water.

Conflict

1. Identify the character vs character conflicts.

1) The father talking about his difference in voice and word used.
2) His "brothers" were insulting about him.
3) The marsh birds were telling him to get singing lessons.
4) The marsh's mother chased him away.
5) The wooden duck "hit" him.

2. What is the major problem in the story.

The ugly duckling was chased away from the nest of the marsh, while the mother was insulting him.

3. How does another character create conflict?

They either scolded him, chased him away or insulted him.

4. Is there another type of conflict in the story?
    If yes, can you identify it?

Yes there is, it is a character vs society conflict and character vs self.