Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Comprehension Example

Here is a comprehension example, complete with the answers, use this as an example to what might come in the exam

These are the answers:

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Self-grade Quiz for High School

This Quiz is for Grade 11, and it is self-graded. Which means that you should check the answer with yourselves. This is good general revision too for all my students. Study hard girls because the exam is tough.

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Motivate Yourself Everyday

Learning is very important, so make sure that you study well since the exams are during these couple of weeks.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Pronouns: Subject, Object, and Possessive

Yesterday was an important lesson, so I decided to give you a quiz on them, and a quick summary of the pronouns that you need to memorize. I'm pretty sure that I wrote it on the board, but I was certain that not all of the girls have copied it.

Trivia quiz suggested by Geniusteacher from Quizz.biz

Make sure that you have a lot of practice as this will be the basis of the next lesson. If you got 100% on my quiz above, remember that I didn't include all the pronouns. Study hard girls!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sample Quiz

This is a sample interactive Quiz about verb to do and the present simple.

Literature, poetry Trivia game created on Quizz.biz
It is a sample since I am still testing which service to use, but hopefully I will have more multimedia in quizzes.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Explanation of verb to do

This is the explanation of verb to do and why and when we add -s and -es for the verbs in the present simple with the single subject. This is explanation and not questions, so you can understand and prepare for the next lesson, which will have the questions. I hope the confusion will be cleared today girls.

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Quiz for Beginner Course

This was the first quiz for the girls at the beginner course, so I decided that everyone else can have a go at the simple grammar exercises, or for teachers to assess their students. Practice well, students.

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Nelson's love

  Today, I was talking in the class about Nelson Mandela, and I mentioned how much Nelson cared about the world and about others, sacrificing his youth for the sake of his people. It was then that I mentioned one of his quotes about loving each other:
The girls didn't know much about him except that he is a hero. Nevertheless, they were inspired by this quote specifically. If we were all equal to each other, the world would be a better place.
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Nelson's Quotes

These are some of the best quotes I found about Nelson Mandela over the internet. Some quotes won't always be shown, but he has a strong political opinion. One picture is a poster for his birthday. It's quite sad, really, that he died.

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Nelson's Quotes

Nelson's Quotes
Nelson is an inspirational man, so of course he has inspirational quotes. Both these quotes below are ones that I'd like to give to my students, to remember why we learn, why we should be motivated, and one of the main reasons why we should all be better people, and generally stop our muffled racism, because each small suppressed hatred and act of discrimination that we do has built up before and caused the sorrow of South Africa's citizens. Always put yourself in the other person's shoes, as we all do learn from history and try not to repeat mankind's mistakes again, if we are to thrive in the future.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

In Remembrance of Nelson Mandela

In Remembrance of Nelson Mandela

Nelson was a hero to the whole world, and he taught all of us a big lesson in determination, freedom, and equality. I am very inspired by him as an example of diligent fighting, yet he did not want the power of being president, and after losing 27 years of his life, he didn’t revenge them in the 5 years that he got back. This is proof for wisdom and serenity, which is what makes him a hero for the whole world.

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Question Tags and Unit Excercise

Today, I have something for my students, and something for those viewing the blog and not following the book
This is the explanation of the lesson, and below are the excercises. Note that some excercises can only be answered by following the passage of the book. However, there are some pages that can be answered with basic vocabulary alone

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Happy Children's Day

Happy Children's Day
Today is the annual Children's Day, although many countries celebrate it at another day.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Grade 11 Quiz

This is the quiz from the beginning of the year. Do you remember how well you scored? Well here is the quiz, for you to assess yourself again. Question two depends on vocabulary from the book, so be careful!

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Change Log

Dear all students, teachers, and readers,

    I've made changes to the blog. As of now I will be working on an English course in a college that is for beginners, hence anything for my students will be on the Beginner Course Blog. Most of the new content will be there, especially the funny moments in class will be here as well.

    However, I will not abandon the content that I was planning to post for those teaching a syllabus similar to the high school I was teaching in. Hence, there will still be content uploaded there. Such content can include:
  • Worksheets
  • Inspiration
  • Helpful grammar tips
  • Tips for teachers

  So always stay tuned for updated content! The homepage shows the new content, regardless of which blog it's on.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Inspiration for Today

Learning in general is crucial, but learning the language is even more important. It describes how we express ourselves. I make sure that there is always new vocabulary to learn throughout the day. It is favorable to have a thesaurus or look up words daily on the internet or dictionary. Rich vocabulary is vital.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Student Of The Week

Last week's Student Of The Week goes to:
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Raghad Alshayeeh from G2 secoundary science for her outstanding behaviour, getting a full mark in the exam, and being a role model in English class.

   I love being passionate about English and focusing in class. You don't have to be an exceptional student to be able to do this. You just need to have a strong will to learn English. I want all my students to work hard in studying, and most of all understand in class.
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Friday, November 1, 2013

Old Quiz for Weekend

Old Quiz for Weekend
This is an old quiz I had, and I know some of my students have taken this quiz last year, so I decided to add it here for them to assess themselves and for the rest to try it out and see how well can they score without the answers.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Today is Eid Day!

Today is the real day! May Allah grant us all happiness.

Eid Mubarak for every one around the world. Today is the Eid Adha, which means Festival of the Sacrifice, where Muslims around the world sacrifice a sheep, goat, cow, or anything similar, and it is only for those who can afford it. The meat from the sacrificed animal is divided into three parts: a third for oneself, a third for the friends and family, and a third for the poor people. Islam has plenty of charity-motivating acts or even times when charity becomes obligatory, such as the case when you do sacrifice the animal at Eid.
Thus, Eid brings happiness to everybody, and it is important to realize how important charity is. Islam encourages charity in various ways as well.
Happy Eid! 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Eid Mubarak

Since it is the Hajj vacation, we all got to prepare for Eid. Are you fasting today?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fire prevention

Today was another interesting lesson with the girls, and we talked about fire prevention techniques. I found a good video about the dangers of fire and shared it in the lesson. It isn't too long, isn't fast paced, nor is it full of technical terms.

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Thursday, October 3, 2013


   Today, I was with the girls of third year secondary stage. In unit 2 lesson 1 of the book, the lesson about conversations sprouted an interesting comment from one of the girls.
   I asked her whether or not she thinks that conversations could solve all the problems of the world, and her answer was spectacular. She replied that sometimes you can solve the problem with a conversation, but others you shouldn't enter a conversation because it would not change their thinking nor solve the problem. It's true, and poachers especially should be stopped and punished for their actions which are destroying the world.  
   This very good video below shows some of the main things we all need to know about this endangered species. If we could throw away our greed and co-operate together along with the planet's ecosystem, then we could prevent a calamity. We should all unite, and poachers should raise their awareness to the reality they are bringing upon the planet.

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Facts about Foxes

   Today, I asked the girls about foxes, but instead they talked about wolves. A wolf and a fox are two different species. Wolves are bigger than foxes and hunt big animals in packs, while foxes only prey on small mammals such as mice and rabbits at most. Also, they do not fight in packs although some subspecies are territorial.
  So, before I enter into the extreme detail of foxes, they are in the same family as wolves and dogs, but they do have a lot of differences. while we usually saw that wolves howl, foxes give a scream-like bark, a high-pitched scream, that sounds less than a dog's bark and more of a human shriek, which is weird. Gekkering is a quieter sound they do while they are in their territorial struggles, but it can get loud, and it  could be the cutest thing they have said.
   Facts aside, there is this funny song I saw lately, which is becoming viral. It is a song regarding the foxes. Enjoy, girls!

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Google

Today marks Google's fifteenth year. Happy birthday Google! They are celebrating it by having the piñata mini-game at their search page. What do you use Google search for? I believe searching it for dictionaries or encyclopedias is a good use for Google. Do you ever feel you want to know new vocabulary everyday, girls?

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Today's Motivation

Motivation should be daily, should be from inside and should be effective. This picture is of my number one deformed doll I have from the Mario series. Now students try to stop surfing the internet for now and study a little!
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Better Hangman Game

Honestly this is one of the best hangman games I have found, and I liked to share it with my students who have extra time and are willing to test easy vocabulary. The best thing I found about this game is that it categorizes the vocabulary and even has sorting for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
  Don't forget to study hard girls. The exam will not be so easy, but I have faith in you all.


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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Exams Next Week Girls!

Returning to the old book is not a bad thing. It will just be repeating the old syllabus, which will be easy for my students to follow. So let's face the studying with enthusiasm, especially that next week is the exams for all the subjects.
  Since the exams are in the old syllabus which we haven't had much lessons to focus on, I bought today a worksheet for self studying at home. Study well girls and do your best in the exams! I have high hopes for you all in English

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Extra Work for Weekend

Today I bought another grammar worksheet for the weekend. There is some vague literature and vocabulary, but it shouldn't be a problem for my ambitious students.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wake Me Up When September Ends

Today I would like to share a song that touched my heart.

This song was sung by Billie Joe Armstrong as a tribute to his late father in 2005, although his father's death was when he was ten years old at 1982. He recorded his first song when he was five years old, and his father was also a musician.
  What really impressed me was the love for his parents and always keeping his father on his mind all these years. I felt the real emotion from his words; it was clear from his voice that he was not faking up the sadness implied in the song.
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Thursday, September 5, 2013

New Books!

I just recieved the new books for our curriculum this year. After some quick planning, it seems that these bookss are much clearer than the ones we had before. Take a look:

Aim High is a 5 level book for learning English. In the official Oxford website, it mentions that this book is great for self-study as well. The official website also mentions online practice from the workbook CD, but we do not have that in our KSA version of the books. There is, however, the Audio CD in the student book, which we will listen to during the lessons.

My opinion on the Aim High book after a little while of lesson planning is that the lesson is rich. It has a lot to cover and also has a list of good vocabulary. Although it does seem packed with a lot, don't worry students! Each lesson is well organized and I feel that the themes of the units are great for building up knowledge on one topic. All in all, I feel that the stated objectives will be met at the end of the lesson with this book, and I look forward to finishing the entire book this year students! Keep Learning English!

Don't mix up the Past Tense

   Today I noticed that my students have mixed up in the past tense and present tense of some verbs. These verbs are irregular so their past tense does not end with -ed, and if you are having trouble remembering their simple past tense, it is best to memorize them through traditional pen and paper.

  I found a good video that also shows their pronunciation , so you can remember the correct spelling upon hearing the verb.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Welcome To The English Classroom

Welcome To The English Classroom

Helping the "Back To School" event, here is a sample worksheet to welcome you to the classroom for English learning

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