Thursday, April 14, 2011

Last Day of BEL 260

Today, Nabila, Amirah, Edlina and I have explained about future tense.
Using 'will'
*to express willingness to do something
*subject + will + verb in the base form
*example: David will sing in the car

§   Using ‘be going’
*for a confirmed plan
*subject + be going to + verb in the base form
*example: I am going to travel overseas

 Then, Miss Zu return back our mid term test and listening test. She is satisfied with our paper. I’m also glad with my result.  Thanks to her because teaches our class even though many things has happened only to educate us. Actually, I’m very happy with Miss Zu because she knows the best method of educating with activities that everyone understands what is being taught. I will miss that moment. I will keep this memorize forever and ever. Hopefully, we will see again.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Writing Test

Today, we have to be ready to write an essay. Each group must contain 5 students in the group to complete the essay. We were given 1 hour to complete the essay. That’s mean everyone is given 15 minutes to write a paragraph. Everyone is messy to finish it. I don’t know what I am writing. But the important is the essay must be completes. Finally, we make it successfully even though we are really lack of time.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Simple Present Tense

Today, Miss Zu memorizes the part of speech which is simple present tense to us. This is because we have to use tenses in writing. So, that the reader know what we are write.
Simple Present Tense:
*used to describe situation which happen in the present time
*example: I am safe here

Present Continuous Tense:
*used for situation happening a period of time in the present
*example: David is singing in the car

Simple Past Tense:
*used to describe situations which happpened and ended in the past
*example: He was sick

Past Continuous Tense:
*shows situation that happened over a period of time in the past
*example: I was driving on a coastal road

Then, Miss Zu released the ball from the bag and all of sudden passed it to the chosen student to form question based on the simple and continuous tense.     

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Interpreting Writer's Intension

These are the parts of reading comprehension. Miss Zu told us to focus on the writer’s perception. In the first sentence, the writer’s displays a neutral attitude towards the issue. The second sentence the writer’s used biased towards the issue. The writer’s attitude towards the issue can be shown through the tone. There are several examples of tone:
·         Bitter: sour
·         Comic: entertain
·         Compassionate: sympathy
·         Evasive: vague
·         Optimistic: think positive
·         Indignant: feeling angry
·         Incredulous: skeptical

Types of writer’s intention:
Ø     To persuade
Ø     To entertain
Ø     To inform
Ø     To entertain

This entire note can refer in the text book ‘stride ahead’ and turn to page 134 until 139.

Presentation about An Essay

Today is the greatest day. All the groups have presented an immense essay according to the types of hook and current issues. That’s a benefit after everyone makes an effort to perform a good performance. Miss Zu has comment a positive to all groups. Here is my group assignment:

         According to New Straits Times, the latest case was a dead baby girl found floating in a sewage tank behind a girls' college hostel in remote Kelantan two days ago. The decomposed body was found by a group of boys playing nearby. Two more abandoned baby cases were reported that day in Malacca and Kuala Lumpur. This situation can be caused by many factors which surround us. Thus, baby dumping is caused by peer pressure, modern technology and lack of knowledge in individual self.
         Peer pressure is one of the factors that contribute to baby dumping. Drinking, smoking, have sex when a person is not ready and whatever it may be, sometimes others put the pressure on you to participate in something that you might not want to do it. This kind of pressure can cover everything from fashion through sex and dating. It needs to be made aware that peers can prove to have influence on each other. When your friends ask you something that you never do before this, you will make it as a challenge such as having a couple as well as having a sex. As a result, the victim will be pressured to do the baby dumping. Thus, one should not succumb to a peer pressure when it comes to doing the bad thing from the starting.
         Another cause of baby dumping in this country is due to modern technology. Nowadays, people have unlimited communication with each other due to the presence of numerous social networking. Examples of social networking are Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo Messenger and many more. All of these social networks can bring negative impact to those people who misuse it. The negative impact of social networking is evident in online dating when the couple meets face-to-face for the first time. Commonly their personalities do not match their self-written descriptions. They use the wrong detail of personalities to trap people. After that, he would ask for a blind date after they managed to deceive the victim. It might be the person she would see is a bad person. Therefore, we should not easily believe the person we just know especially through internet.
            Besides, lack of knowledge in individual self also is one of the causes of baby dumping. The knowledge about sexual education has been implemented since in secondary school but some of them are not interested about it. They might be thought that they can manage their life in future. In addition, they are not thinking about negative impact that will occur in the future. For instance, when many young teenagers are doing the baby dumping, they are susceptible to side effects such as illness. Sometimes, most of them do not practise what they have learnt during the religious classes. Instead, they want to satisfy their desire. When a woman is pregnant out of wedlock, then they will take the easiest way that is baby dumping to settle the problem without thinking of religious law. Thus, every person should have general knowledge such as sexual education in order to reduce the growing incidence of abandoned babies.
          In a nutshell, peer pressure, modern technology and lack of knowledge in individual self are the causes of baby dumping. Isn’t it clear now that baby dumping is in a critical stage? Isn’t it time for the leaders of the world to stop being merely a ‘talking shop’ and actually take effective action to deal with baby dumping? Shouldn’t we, as normal citizens, stand up and be counted as well in dealing with this problem? Or are we just going to wait until baby dumping becomes the norm in our life before we actually do something?      

At 9.30a.m, Miss Zu explained about argumentative essay. The feature of an essay is same as the extended writing but this type of essay must have stands either to agree or disagree of the statement. Then, she gives a assignment to write argumentative individual and submit on Thursday.