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Monday, May 7, 2012

Writing Assignments for form 5 students.


Dear young minds of tomorrow,

Hi! How are you? I hope that you are fine. I have something for you to do in order to improve your previous result.
In the previous exam, you had written about one of the topics. For self- improvement, you are required to write about the four topics that you didn’t choose in the previous exam. The notes are provided. You are given 3 days to complete each essay. In other words, you are given 12 days to complete the whole assignments. Good Luck. If you wish to get the BEST result, you don’t have a choice but to give the BEST. If you fail to complete this, God and I will work closely together to teach you a lesson that you will never forget in your life. Sleeping in the class can be a habit. Obviously, GIVING THE BEST can also be a habit.

Assignments (Essay Writing)
“You do not have to rewrite the essay that you have chosen in the previous exam.”
1. Describe the happiest day of your life. (Dateline: 4th April – 6th April 2012)
2. “The internet is mostly a good thing.” Do you agree? Support your opinion. (Date line: 7th-9th April 2012)
3. Write a story beginning with: He stared at the face in the mirror.” (Dateline: 10th-12th April 2012)
4. My Ideal School. (Dateline: 13th – 15th April 2012)
5. Movies. (Dateline: 16th-18th April 2012)

Length: 400 words.

Name:
Class:
Date:

Notes.
Question number 5: Movies
1. Choose five movies that change the way you think and feel.
2. Include details of the movies such as the names of the actors and actresses. If you can make a list of the names of the directors, that would be a bonus.
3. Write briefly but clearly about the introduction, conflicts and the ending of the movie. (Avoid rewriting the whole story.)
4. For each movie, write about anything that you learn from the movie. For example, if the movie teaches you about determination, relate it to your own personal experiences. In other words, it is called self-reflection.  And then, talk about the importance of determination.
Question Number 4: Ideal School
1. Administration.
a. How do you run the school?
b. What kind of principal do you want? Do you want him or her to be friendly, sensitive, thoughtful? Make a list and give reasons.
c. Vice principals: help the principal. (share the same goals and principles, work as a team)
d. Teachers: What kind of teacher do you want? Give reasons.
Believe in God (faithful)
Understanding: (to create connection with the students)
Friendly: (comfortable to talk to)
Fair: (students will respect the teacher)
Determined: (will not give up on the weak students)
Funny: (to help the students to like the subject)
Open to criticism: (to make learning and teaching more effective)
Supportive: (to create a long term relationship with the students, to develop sense of humanity)
Positive/enthusiastic: (always look at the strengths instead of weaknesses or fault finding)
Passionate: (to really master the knowledge in order to help the students understand the subject)
Sense of guilt: (give the best in everything he or she does as the teacher will think critically before making any decisions or judgments)
Sensitive: (to help students to have great hearts, to develop empathy)
Forgiving: (no one is perfect, sometimes we didn’t really mean to hurt or disappoint a person)
Respectful: (Respect yourself before you respect others, a teacher cannot force the students to respect the teachers as respect comes naturally when there is a collection of good reasons)
Inspiring: (A teacher must come up with a lot of strategies, have a lot of great characters to inspire the students to be a better person)
Thinker: (A teacher who is a thinker will do anything to help the students to like and understand his or her subject)  
3. FACILITIES
1. swimming pool
2. atm machine
3. washing machine
4. air conditioner
5. salon
6. mini mall
7. gymnasium
8. van (outing)
9. mini stadium

QUESTION NO. 2: INTERNET
1. POLITIC
a. to inform the people about the government policies.
b. to inform the people about any changes that take place in our country.
c. to educate people.
d. share knowledge (forum, debate, public speaking)
e. online registration and application. (vote, scholarships, jobs)

2. ECONOMY
1. pay bills online
2. apply loans online
3. apply for jobs online (private sector)
4. internet banking  (online transaction)
5. online shopping (ebay, amazon)
6. sharing marketing strategies
7. online investment (buy stock, insurance, unit trust)
8. promote our country through blogs and websites.
9. sell products online

3. SOCIAL
a. friendship
b. networking
c. sharing tips, knowledge, expertise (how to do this and that: Wikipedia, about.com, hubpage.com, helium.com, passiveknowlegde.com and youtube.com)
d. debate and forum (current issues, government proposal, new discovery)
e. reading (news, articles, findings, journals)
f. online games
g. jokes, funny animation and videos

Question No. 1: The happiest day of my life.
1. Why do you choose that day? Why is that day more special than other happy days?
2. Who were involved?
3. When was that? Details please.
4. What do you learn from that day?
5. Where did you celebrate that happiest day?
6. What are you going to do to create more happy moments in your life?

Question No. 3: He stared at the face in the mirror.
1. Develop the introduction of this story. (main actor, main actress, anyone who is involved, create interesting characters)
2. Develop the conflicts. (The causes of the conflicts and the effects of the conflicts)
3. The ending of the story. (how do you solve the conflicts)
4. Avoid repetition.
5. Write a variety of vocabulary.
6. If you don’t read a lot of story books, do not choose this question in the future. However, reading helps you to answer any types of questions. Reading is the hardest and the longest way to succeed, but it is the most effective way to be very good in English and it makes you are very knowledgeable person.


“You cannot say you don’t know because you have been given a brain to think of any strategies to complete this assignment. All you need is a very STUBBORN HEART.” M.J.





Prepared by:
Mocking Bird and 5 Alpha students.
1st April 2012

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