Warm grettings

Welcome to Learn English Easily,my new blog where I share my passion and patience as an educator, writer and motivator. The main reasons that prompted me to create this blog are to share and guide, to shed the light and shower the love on our journey of life under the shed of positive mindset. Learning English might be stressful and cause our anxiety level to increase. It all depends on how we accept the subject. If we try to open our hearts, minds and souls with FAITH for the sake of our love to God, He will grant us the ability to be strong and to move on for our own self development and for our professional development, and He will grant us the ability to share our knowledge, skills and talents as a service to others willingly....eventually, we can feel the passion and patience flowing gracefully by God’s will…making our learning process stress free, lowering our anxiety level and enabling us to achieve higher performance and greater achievements. Thank you God for Your Endless Blessings.. With love and light,

Sunday, October 28, 2012

MUET WRITING 800/4 QUESTION2 essay from a BAND 5 student

 Sharing one of my matriculation students' essay. She scored BAND 5 for her MUET.
 Alhamdulillah & congratulations dear Najla for your success!!!
 Thank you very much for your contribution...

The world today is turning more to electronic communications such as the e-mail, Facebook and Short Message System (SMS). What is your opinion of this growing trend? Discuss. You should write at least 350 words. [60 marks]

As time goes by, the world is changing rapidly; so are its people and the technology itself. Technology brings about a lot of amendments in people’s life. It is getting more advanced from day to day especially when it comes to Information Technology or in this case; electronic communications. Back then, mailing was seemingly to be one of the most vital ways of communication especially for the world communication. In contrast, nowadays people are more prone to communicate the easier ways; by staring on their electronic accounts on their computers or through their iPods and sending short messages from their iPhones or Blackberries. Why is it so?In my slight opinion, this growing trend gives a lot of dominances in today’s life, which are helping people to save their time and money, create borderless communication and make it easy for people to gain prominent information.

Friday, October 26, 2012

How To Write Better (Essay)

 part of my final year law & syariah students at USIM
discussing their topic during a workshop (March 2011)

Touching simple words that reflect deep meaning

Sharing a small part of my module for a  presentation on how to write better academic essay, hope it helps...
Academic essay is written with the aim to respond to a question in order to inform/ explain/persuade etc readers of an idea based on fact/evidences/views. The types of essay can be factual. persuasive, argumentative, discussion or reflective and the format can be for speech, article or even reports.

MUET WRITING 800/4 past year questions for practice

Information and communications technology (ICT) is the cause of today's many social ills. What is your opinion? Support your answers with examples. You should write at least 350 words. [60 marks]

People commit crime for selfish reasons. Discuss. You should write at least 350 words. [60 marks]

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Vocabulary and Reading Quest

Vocabulary Quest
§  synonym using Oxford Thesaurus &
§  meaning using Oxford Advance Learner’s Dictionary

Reading Quest   Based on HOTS (higher order thinking skills):
o   analysis(review, dissection, scrutinize, distinguishing between facts and inferences),
o   synthesis (creatively builds a structure from diverse elements or ideas; put parts together to form a whole with emphasis on creating  a unique and new meaning.),
o   evaluation (use criteria to make and justify judgments about something) and
o   affective (respond with a statement of feeling, emotion, attitude and opinion without a standard appraisal; expressing feeling, emotion, opinion or attitude)

Verb tense [The continuous (progressive)]

Verbs are words that express action (run) or a state of being (love). The action can also be
abstract rather than visible, such as the words think and decide.
Verb tense tells when an action occurred on a time line. There are three tense-
present, past, and future.
Aspect indicates whether an action is complete or not.
The simple aspect indicates that an action occurred, without an indication of when it occurred.
The continuous (progressive) aspect indicates that the action is ongoing.
These two concepts are combined to give the twelve verb 12 different verb tenses. These are:
The simple tenses- present, past, and future
The continuous tenses- present, past, and future
The perfect tenses- present, past, and future
The perfect continuous- present past, and future.

Simple Past Tense

We use Simple Past Tense:
1). to describe actions and situations that happened in the past. These actions and situations were started and finished in the past at a definite time.
 The sentence often contains an adverb or adverb phrase of time, such as yesterday, the other day, last night, last week, three days ago, a few minutes ago, in (year), from (year) to (year), etc.

Subject Verb Agreement

Basic Principle: Singular subjects need singular verbs; plural subjects need plural verbs.
My brother is a nutritionist. My sisters are mathematicians.

1)The indefinite pronouns anyone, everyone, someone, no one, nobody are always singular and, therefore, require singular verbs. Examples:
Everyone has done his or her homework.
Somebody has left her purse.
None of you claims responsibility for this incident?
*None of the students have done their homework. (In this last example, the word their precludes the   use of the singular verb.

2). Prepositional phrases that come between the subject and the verb do not change the number of the subject. Some examples : as well as, in addition to, together with, along with, Examples:
 The teacher, as well as the students, was working on the problem.
The mother, together with her children, is waiting.