• CEFR-Aligned SPM Paper 3,  Teaching Resources

    SPM Speaking Last Minute Study Companion

    Sharing a web-quality watermarked copy of the booklet I share with my students. Students can refer to this booklet when they tackle practice questions on their own or with their speaking partner. Best of luck to all SPM candidates out there!

    p.s/ If you need a high-quality printable version without the watermark across the page, please consider donating to the website so that I can create and share more quality materials in the future (and to keep this server alive).

    Click to Download:
    SPM-Speaking-Last-Minute-Study-Companion-Web-Quality.pdf (372 downloads )

  • SPM Paper 1 Directed Writing,  Writing Tips

    SPM English 1119 Focus on Directed Writing – Seminar Handouts

    Assalamualaikum and hello 😀 It’s now March and SPM is approaching fast. Before long, candidates are going to find themselves busy with extra classes, projects, seminars, workshops and frantic revision hours. I can’t remember how it was for me back in 2004 but I definitely remember crying tears of stress along the way LOL. I hope the younger generations have it better. Information is abundance today, unlike then. Broadband was a luxury. Narrowband was all we had until much, much later.

    This morning, I was given the opportunity to conduct a two-hour long seminar at Damaisari Tawang, Bachok for SPM candidates from  SMK Dato’ Mahmud Paduka Raja (2). Thumbs up to the organising committee for choosing such a conducive venue! The seminar hall was massive! Since I prefer workshops where students are more actively involved, I struggled internally at first with what to say. I mean, I have so much to say 😆 Adjustments had to be made since I decided to focus on writing only. Feel free to click on the links below to download some handouts.

    Download: Directed Writing (DW) Format Recap for Quick Revision (2562 downloads )
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    Download:  Introduction to the English 1119 Paper and Quick Tips (3042 downloads )
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    I went into continuous writing for a bit but we didn’t spend too long due to time restraint. We did discuss the figurative language/ narrative styles a bit. Here’s what we covered:

    Download:  Writing Tips - Tell versus Show (4282 downloads )
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    Thanks for the opportunity! I hope they got something from my short visit. Good luck for UP1, too 😀