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This blog AIMS TO SHARE VIEWS, INSIGHTS AND MATERIALS RELATED TO THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF ESL. tHE SHARED MATERIALS AND IDEAS MAY NOT BE THE BEST AND APPLICABLE IN ALL TEACHING AND LEARNING CONTEXTS. TAKE WHAT IS RELEVANT TO YOU, DOWNLOAD WHAT YOU WISH. MAY THIS BLOG INSPIRE YOU IN CERTAIN WAYS. LIKE THE TREES HERE, WE THE ENGLISH TEACHERS NEED TO KEEP ON GROWING. LET'S GROW TOGETHER. THANKS FOR VISITING @EZE.

September 27, 2019

At this juncture, I believe Form 5 English Language teachers are still WORKING HARD to ensure their SPM 1119 candidates get the best result. Undoubtedly, there are numerous practices given by the Form 5 teachers for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. I believe one of the strategies that should be employed by Form 5 teachers is to focus on the mastery of past tense verbs. To me, implementing any FOCUSED strategies is an evidence of WORKING SMART. These are the reasons for focusing on the mastery of past tense verbs:

  1. Personally, I am positive many intermediate SPM 1119/1 candidates prefer to write a narrative, descriptive or narrative descriptive essay for Continuous Writing. Yet, most of them still have serious errors even if they construct sentences using very simple and common verbs. For examples, “She wakes up late this morning” and “Hasan played football for his school team and he runs fast.”

  2. Most of intermediate candidates have the ability to write Continuous Writing that is 100% co...

September 7, 2019

I believe SPM Trial Examination 2019 for English Language Paper is over in all schools. Most Form 5 teachers would have finished marking both 1119/1 and 1119/2. No doubt, these common things would be done by the Form 5 English Language teachers once marking is done:

  • Discussion of answers for both papers

  • Presentation of comments on common mistakes made by the candidates

  • Item analysis

  • Analysis of results and post-morterm

Is that all? What else to be done? I am sure some English Language teachers would call their learners and have a PERSONAL CONSULTATION with them. However, I am not sure how many teachers ensure personal consultation sessions involve each and every one of their learners. Personally, I believe having personal consultations after SPM Trial Examination (in fact, after every examination or test) is MANDATORY.

I would have several sessions for personal consultations either individually, in pairs or small groups (not more than 4 learners in a group). These ar...

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