Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Story Writing

Develop below given points into a story:
Write your story in the 'comments box'. To write in the 'coment box', clik on 'comments' at the end of this blog. Wait for the new page to open. Write in the given space and publish your comment. Use your google account for log in and identification. Publish one post named as 'Feedback on Story Writing'. Teacher's comments on your story will be published in the 'comments' of your blog.

* Lion sleeping beneath a tree - rat came to play - climbed over the body of the lion - unknown to dangers, rat started playing with whiskers of the lion - lion wake up - angrily roared - rat trembled - lion ready to savour the rat - the rat begged to be pardoned - promised to help him in the hours of need - arrogance of lion smugged at rat - left alive - lion trapped by hunter in the net - roared for help - rat came with fellow friends - lion saved - friends forever.
The moral of the story is:
1. Friend in need in friend indeed.
2. Never trust mousy friends.
3. One never knows how one can be helpful to others.

iBlog - Image Blog and Learning

Read the below given image carefully. 1. Fill in the blanks from the words given below the paragraph:
The image given above is __________ . The name of the candidate ____ Barad Dilipsinh. The form number and roll no of the candidate are _________ and ______ respectively. The place of exam is __________ . The exam was conducted _______ seventh _______ December _______ 2008.
(Examination Hall Ticket, Fee Receipt, Invoice, is, was, are, Two Thousand Two hundred and Fourteen, Four Thousand Seven hundred and eight,Twelve, Gujarat, Bhavnagar University, Department of Commerce, New Campus, on, of, in)

2. Looking at the given image, identify wrong sentences and rewrite right sentences, if necessary:

a. Travelling and dearness allowances will be paid to the candidates.

b. Candidates will not be allowed to appear in exam if they forget to bring hall ticket with them.

c. All the candidates are requested to send their consent on this email id http://www.msubaroda.ac.in/set .

d. The answers shall be marked with pencil.

e. The chairman of Gujarat SET has sent this hall ticket.

3. Match the items:

Column A

1. The medium language in Question paper

2.Paper 1

3. paper 3

4. Name of Exam

Column B

(i) Gujarat SET

(ii) Afternoon Session

(iii) Morning Session

(iv) English

pBlog: Powerpoint slides and Blog

pBlog stands for Powerpoint presentation on blogs. There is no direct link or a programme where in we can embed or link ppt on blogs. But there is one site which can help us in presenting our ppt slides on blogs. Before I say a word about that site, let me write a few lines on ppt.
PPT has been explored by several researchers and teachers as ICT tool in effective teaching. In the classroom enviornment, we can have immence opportunities in using video, audio, graphics, images, charts etc through ppt slides. Movies, plays, audio recitation of poems, graphical presentation of parts of speech and other grammar activities can be used in remarkably exceptional way.
Well, if this classroom-ICT-tool is synergised with web-ICT-tool, it can help us in exploring wider horizons. Now, let me come to the website about which I skipped writing earlier. The site is welknown and most of you must be using it. http://www.slideshare.net/. This site gives us free space to upload our ppt presentations. Well, that is not as important as what else it does. It helps us to embed ppt presentation from slideshare.net to http://www.blogger.com/. It is this synergy between the classroom tool and web tool which gives us immence opportunity to explore wider vistas in ELT.
Here are the links given to some of the examples of such synergy.
Click on the links given below to view ppt presentations on blogger.com.

Learning through vBlog

Dear friends,
You will view a video clip on the conversation about the 'benefits of learning language' in DELL (Digital English Language lab).
View the clip and answer the below given questions:
Other teachers are requested to add question for testing langauge skills from this video clip. You can post your questions (with or without answers) through/with the help of 'comments'. Click on the 'comments' button and post your question or learning exercise.

What can be learnt/taught from this vBlog?
1. How to begin conversation?
2. How to use contractional form of Q-word?
3. How to ask questions?
4. Use of 'fillers' like 'hmmm...', 'well', etc in spoken language.
5. Expressing feelings with the use of words like 'glad', 'happy' or 'regret'.
6. Listeneing Comprehension
7. Vocabulary

1. How to begin converstion?
a. 'Hello' or 'Hi' are some of the common starters. If the person does not respond or is busy with some work, 'excuse me' is an expression to start with a conversation.
b. 'Good Morning' is also common conversation starter.
c. Write three diologues to begin a conversation.
2. Contracted forms of Q-word:
a. Here is the conversation, 'How's' is used for 'How is'.
b. 'When will' is spoken as 'when'll'; 'Who is' as 'Who's' (Sounds similer to 'whose')
c. Write 5 questions and practice speaking them in contracted forms.