Thursday, April 30, 2009
For manifesting relationships I have had numerous successes in this area. Here is my exact step by step process:
I got a photograph of the type of girl I wanted to attract. Then I wrote down specifically everything about the person that I wanted to attract.
Then I created a positive affirmation in the present tense with a goal date (eg: I am so happy and grateful now that it is <<<>>> and I now have met my dream life partner who is .... then write out the specific details of the person you want to attract).
Visualize yourself meeting this person, getting on well with them and having an incredible time together. Do this visualization as often as possible throughout the day and at the very least as soon as you wake up in the morning and before you go to sleep at night (this is when your subconscious mind is naturally most open to suggestion). It helps to get an exact image that you visualize every day (eg get a photograph or a real picture from a magazine of the type of person you want to attract).
In addition, write out your goal statement as many times as possible throughout the day - again at least first thing in the morning and just before going to bed.
The next step is to be patient. Allow the affirmations and visualizations to be programmed into your subconscious mind and the goals will then naturally manifest from that point on.
The more specific you can be about the type of person you want to attract the more compatible they will be with your desires.
One last word of encouragement is that this process really does work, so if you can develop the belief that it does work and will work for you, then you will create the positive expectation that you will get your goal - this mindset will enhance the 'allowing' part of the equation.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
This is taken from; http://thestar.com.my/english
Your Questions Answered: By FADZILLAH AMIN
MICHAEL Swan’s grammar book says: Most names of buildings use “the”, but place-name + Cathedral, University, School — “the” is not used. e.g. Exeter Cathedral and NOT the Exeter Cathedral
How about for “Church” since “Cathedral” is almost similar to “Church”?
Like the famous St Anne’s Church in Bukit Mertajam, is it “the St Anne’s Church” or just “St Anne’s Church”?
For “University”, it’s Adelaide University (without “the”), but how about Universiti Sains Malaysia?
Does the above rule apply to “School” as well?
We have two famous schools in Bukit Mertajam — do we use “the” for Jit Sin High School and BM High School? BM stands for the town Bukit Mertajam, so is there a difference?
– More Confused
A church doesn’t usually have a place name before it, but a saint’s name. If the name of the church begins with a saint’s name, as in St Anne’s Church in Bukit Mertajam, or St Mary’s Church in Kuala Lumpur, we don’t use “the” before it. But if the name of the church begins with “church of ...” as in The Church of St. Martin’s in the Fields in London or The Church of the Holy Cross in Avening, Gloucestershire, England, we put “the” before the name of the church.
Likewise, if a cathedral’s name begins not with a place name or a saint’s name, but with “cathedral of ...”, we put “the” before it, as in The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, Singapore or the Cathedral of The Isles in Millport, Scotland.
The official name of Adelaide University is actually The University of Adelaide.
But Monash University does not have “the” before its name, presumably because Monash is the name of a person — Sir John Monash.
Universiti Sains Malaysia is a name in Bahasa Malaysia, and the rules about “the” in English don’t apply to its name.
Jit Sin High School should not have “the” before it. I don’t know if “Jit Sin” is a person’s name, but whether it is or not, the words are not English and there shouldn’t be “the” before the name of the school.
Finally, Bukit Mertajam High School should not have “the” before it, just like Penang Free School.
‘In school’ or ‘in the school’?
WHEN do we use “in church” and “in the church”, “in school” and “in the school”, “in class” and “in the class”?
– Ms Lee, Kedah
We use “in the church/school/class” when we are referring to a specific church, school or class, or one that has been mentioned before, e.g.
“There are a number of fine stained glass windows in the church, all erected in the first forty years of its life.” (referring to St Augustin’s Church, Bournemouth, UK)
“This was the first time he set foot in the school his grandchildren were attending.”
“There are 30 children in the class she was assigned to teach.”
We use “in church” to mean attending a Christian religious service in a church, e.g.
“See you in church on Sunday!”
When a child is in his school building, either attending classes or taking part in school activities, he is said to be “in school”, e.g. “Ahmad has to be in school from 7.20am to 1.15pm.”
When children and their teacher are in a classroom during a lesson, they are said to be “in class”, e.g. “The teacher expects her pupils to pay full attention to her in class.”
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Candidates are assessed on their ability to make individual presentations and to
take part in group discussions on a wide range of contemporary issues.
Assessment will cover the following:
• using grammatically correct language
• using correct pronunciation, stress and intonation
• speaking with confidence and fluency
• using language appropriate for the intended purpose and audience
• using varied vocabulary and expressions
• using varied sentence structures
• observing conventions appropriate to a specific situation
(iv) coherence and cohesion
• developing and organising ideas
• using appropriate markers and linking devices
• using anaphora appropriately together with other cohesive devices
(v) use of language functions
• defining, describing, explaining
• comparing and contrasting
• giving reasons
• giving opinions
• expressing relationships
• making suggestions and recommendations
• expressing agreement and disagreement
• seeking clarification
• asking for and giving information
• drawing conclusions
• stating and justifying points of view
• presenting an argument
(vi) managing a discussion
(vii) task fulfilment
• presenting relevant ideas
• providing adequate content
• showing a mature treatment of topic
Socio-cultural, economic, science and technology, sports, environment, education,
MUET 2008 Speaking/Writing Topics
Well, her is list out some MUET topics that probably will come out in MUET 2008.
Not 100% and it is very general, please go and find some info about this la.
- Parent-child relationship
- Child abuse
- Bullying in school / gangsterism (more)
- Teenage pregnancies
- Smoking among teenagers
- Dieting/unhealthy eating habits/disorder
- conservation of energy
- global warming
- conservation of wildlife
Advance in tech and science:
- microwave (oven)
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle:
- balanced diet - food pyramid
- exercise regularily
- maintain ideal weight/avoid obesity
- avoid smoking, drug addition/drinking
- regular medical checkup
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Monday, April 27, 2009
My MUET speaking tips is made with my students in mind. Most of them found English intimidating even though I've tried my best to bring cheer and excitement in my lessons.
Make it short and simple greetings e.g. Good morning, Good morning
everyone. (no extra marks for your lengthy and elaborate greetings)
Use the sentence, phrases or words from the question to make your
Academic ability alone is not enough for new graduates to succeed in the
workplace. What else do they need to succeed at work?
Task A: New graduates need good communication skills. Explain why this
" Academic ability alone is not enough for new graduates to succeed in the
workplace. In my opinion they need to have good communication skills
if they want to succeed."
Speak in English with your teachers and friends at school and speak in English with your parents and siblings at home. Grab any opportunity you have to speak in English.
Most Chinese native speakers are ashamed to speak in English because they think they cannot speak fluently compared to those English native speakers. In fact, the earlier you start to speak in English, the more fluent you can speak.
Think in English
You might be surprised that thinking in English actually helps you in speaking in English. Try to think or think aloud in English. It helps since you do not have to worry about the spelling error.
Again, thinking in English for non-English native speakers is sometimes very hard at the beginning. However, once you have started for a few days or weeks, you will get used to think in English.
Practice makes perfect. By following these effective tips, you should be able to speak in English confidently in your Malaysian University English Test (MUET).
copy&paste from: http://goodessays.blogspot.com
Friday, April 24, 2009
MUET comprises four papers. Candidates are required to sit for all the four papers.
Details of the four components are as follows.
Paper 1: Listening (30 minutes)
Candidates will be required to listen to recorded texts twice and answer questions on them.
There is a total of 20 questions consisting of information transfer, short-answer questions, 3-option multiple-choice questions and 4-option multiple-choice questions.
Paper 2: Speaking (30 minutes)
Candidates will be required to perform two tasks: individual presentation and group interaction.
For the individual presentation, candidates will be given 2 minutes to prepare for the given task and 2 minutes to present. Candidates will also listen to the other candidates while they are making their presentations and take down notes for the group interaction.
For the group interaction (4 to a group), candidates will be given 2 minutes to prepare points to support or oppose the other candidates’ views. After listening to everyone in the group, candidates will try to come to a consensus. The group will be given 10 minutes for the group interaction.
Paper 3: Reading (90 minutes)
This paper comprises 45 multiple-choice questions based on passages from texts which may be taken from journals, newspapers, magazines, and academic and electronic sources. Questions are in the form of 3-option multiple-choice and 4-option multiple-choice questions.
Paper 4: Writing (90 minutes)
This paper comprises two writing tasks: transferring information from a non-linear source to a linear text and a piece of extended writing. The stimulus may take the form of linear and/or non-linear texts.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Paper 1: Listening (800/1)
No Item Description
1 Weighting 15%
2 Duration 30 minutes
3 Number of texts 5
4 Basic criteria for text selection Length, level of complexity (content and language),tex ttype
5 Possible genres Lecture, briefing, talk,discussion, interview, telephone conversation, announcement, instructions, advertisement, news, meeting, documentary
6 Number of questions 20
7 Possible question types (i) Information transfer
(ii) Short-answer questions
(iii) 3-option multiple-choice questions
(iv) 4-option multiple-choice questions
8 Skills tested As in the test specifications
Paper Code Paper Duration Weighting
800/1 Listening 30 minutes 15%
800/2 Speaking 30 minutes 15%
800/3 Reading 90 minutes 40%
800/4 Writing 90 minutes 30%
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
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Sunday, April 19, 2009
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Friday, April 17, 2009
Just a quick reminder... it starts today!!
A little bit about KLIBF
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I've heard about mind map long before I attended the seminar. I even used this technique (not exactly the same one) when I was in secondary school without realizing that it was made famous by Tony Buzan.
so.... what really is mind map??
What is a Mind Map?
What do you need to make a Mind Map? Because Mind Maps are so easy to do and so natural, the ingredients for your "Mind Map Recipe" are very few:
Blank unlined paper
Coloured pens and pencils
When you use Mind Maps on a daily basis, you will find that your life becomes more productive, fulfilled, and successful on every level. There are no limits to the number of thoughts, ideas and connections that your brain can make, which means that there are no limits to the different ways you can use Mind Maps to help you.
7 Steps to Making a Mind Map
Start in the CENTRE of a blank page turned sideways. Why? Because starting in the centre gives your Brain freedom to spread out in all directions and to express itself more freely and naturally.
Use an IMAGE or PICTURE for your central idea. Why? Because an image is worth a thousand words and helps you use your Imagination. A central image is more interesting, keeps you focussed, helps you concentrate, and gives your Brain more of a buzz!
Use COLOURS throughout. Why? Because colours are as exciting to your Brain as are images.
CONNECT your MAIN BRANCHES to the central image and connect your second- and third-level branches to the first and second levels, etc. Why? Because your Brain works by association. It likes to link two (or three, or four) things together. If you connect the branches, you will understand and remember a lot more easily.
Make your branches CURVED rather than straight-lined. Why? Because having nothing but straight lines is boring to your Brain.
Use ONE KEY WORD PER LINE. Why Because single key words give your Mind Map more power and flexibility.
Use IMAGES throughout. Why Because each image, like the central image, is also worth a thousand words. So if you have only 10 images in your Mind Map, it's already the equal of 10,000 words of notes!
Originated in the late 1960s by Tony Buzan Mind Maps are now used by millions of people around the world - from the very young to the very old - whenever they wish to use their minds more effectively. Find out all about Mind Mapping by reading the Ultimate Book of Mind Maps or attend a training session on Mind Mapping with Tony Buzan
My first attempt doing mind map
My colleague's mind map
samples of mind map on display
dear students, from now on... this is how your notes should be written..
because this is how our brains work...
happy faces of excited participants
coffee break.... too many of coffee breaks.. I just can't get enough of Mr. Buzan.. hehe..
see... these guys just refused to go out for coffee break...
finally.... ! yeahhh... thanx to Mr. KA for taking this pic
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Then... I got worried (at that time I haven't read the comment yet), I was like... owhhh no... is she mad at me for posting pages of her book calender without her permission.....
but... thanx God... she wrote this instead....
Marianna Pascal has left a new comment on your post "I Want To Discuss About Something":
Hi there, I am Marianna Pascal, author of English Fast & Easy. I stumbled on your site by accident and wanted to say that I am honored that you feature a few pages of the book on your site. I am happy that you find it valuable.I am currently writing a version for Standard 1 and 2 and will be pleased to send you a copy once it's available.
She is actually offering me a copy of her latest book?!! Yeahhh.... that is so nice of her....
Thanx Miss Pascal!
Your English Fast & Easy book (I have the calender book) is indeed very useful and my students (my colleagues too) love it too!
Friday, April 10, 2009
It is narrated by Abu Huraira and Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: It was Friday from which Allah diverted those who were before us. For the Jews (the day set aside for prayer) was Sabt (Saturday), and for the Christians it was Sunday. And Allah turned towards us and guided us to Friday (as the day of prayer) for us. In fact, He (Allah) made Friday, Saturday and Sunday (as days of prayer). In this order would they (Jews and Christians) come after us on the Day of Resurrection. We are the last of (the Ummahs) among the people in this world and the first among the created to be judged on the Day of Resurrection. In one narration it is: "to be judged among them." (Sahih Muslim, Book 4, Number 1862; see also Numbers 1858-1861, 1863)
For more on the ambivalent relationship of Muhammad to Christians, see the article The Quranic View of Christians — Fellow Believers or Unbelieving Polytheists?
Speaking of the greatness of the day of Jum'ah (Friday), Muhammad said in a hadith: "On that day [i.e. Jum'ah], Allah created Adam." Hence Muslims emphasized Friday because Allah created Adam on that day."
Narrated Abu Huraira I heard Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) saying, "We (Muslims) are the last (to come) but (will be) the foremost on the Day of Resurrection though the former nations were given the Holy Scriptures before us. And this was their day (Friday) the celebration of which was made compulsory for them but they differed about it. So Allah gave us the guidance for it (Friday) and all the other people are behind us in this respect: the Jews' (holy day is) tomorrow (i.e. Saturday) and the Christians' (is) the day after tomorrow (i.e. Sunday)." (Sahih Bukhari 2.1, Sahih Bukhari 2.21)
angels record arrival at mosque for Friday prayers, Sahih Bukhari 2.51
first few to arrive for Friday prayers like sacrificing animals,
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "When it is a Friday, the angels stand at the gate of the mosque and keep on writing the names of the persons coming to the mosque in succession according to their arrivals. The example of the one who enters the mosque in the earliest hour is that of one offering a camel (in sacrifice). The one coming next is like one offering a cow and then a ram and then a chicken and then an egg respectively. When the Imam comes out (for Jumua prayer) they (i.e. angels) fold their papers and listen to the Khutba." (Sahih Bukhari 2.51)
opportune time where Allah will answer all demand,
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle talked about Friday and said, "There is an hour (opportune time) on Friday and if a Muslim gets it while praying and asks something from Allah, then Allah will definitely meet his demand." And he (the Prophet) pointed out the shortness of that time with his hands. (Sahih Bukhari 2.57)