Tuesday, 27 August 2013

English PT (Yadunand, Victoria, Ravern, Vanshiqa)

PLEASE IGNORE THE POST BY YADUNAND


https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6clKiSo3JUVcFZfN1d1OFluSU0/edit?usp=sharing
That is the link for our audio file.




Techniques


1) What are the advertising techniques that will be incorporated in this task? State at least two of them.
We will be using Alliterations and Onomatopoeias to engage our audience.

2) Why have we chosen these?
Alliterations are simple phrases that will instantly draw the audience attention and Onomatopoeias will engage the and make them use their imagination on the sounds that they hear.

Language Features

1) What are the language features that will be incorporated in this task? State all of them.
We used persuasive language and a cheery tone to promote the competition.

2) Why have we chosen these?
These are the language features used when we want to attract people to our advertisement.

EL PT (Done By: Ravern, Yadunand, Victoria, Vanshiqa




Monday, 26 August 2013

English Performance task (by Jian Qing, Walter, Nimalan, Bhakti and Colin)

English PT Video Transcript
[The video is about promoting the ‘SST’s got talent’ show which is going to be held soon. So that
more people can participate in the talent showcase]
EL Performance Task Template
S1-07 Group 2
Roles
Name/ Index No.
Role
Job scope
Walter Koh(12)
Content/Voice
Form the content and narrate
Jian Qing(18)
Content/Planner
Form the content and plan the video
Bhakti(1)
Planner/Presenter
Research on info and narrate
Colin(19)
Multimedia/Presenter
Edit the video and present on the day
Nimalan(15)
Multimedia/Voice/
planner
Edit the video and narrate
Technique
1.What are the advertising techniques that will be incorporated in this task? State at least
two of them.
Bandwagon, faulty cause and effect.
2.Why have we chosen these?
Bandwagon:
•Shows that joining the performance is cool.
•Highly encourages students to join the performance.
Faulty cause and effect:
•Tells students that they will benefit from joining SST talent showcase
•Encourages students to join SST talent showcase
Language Features
1.What are the language features that will be incorporated in this task? State all of them.
Slogans, opinions, alliterations.
2.Why have we chosen these?
We want the advertisement amusing, and to attract people’s attention. Opinions allow students
to know what others think about the performance. Facts is a must because you can’t have an
entirely fictional advertisement. A slogan is to make the advertisement catchy. Alliterations is
also to attract attention.
This is our video


English performance task [ done by : sandeep, claire, bryan, jer en ]


Reflection Questions 
  1. What is the PACC of this task?

Purpose : The purpose of this task is to advertise SST’s Got Talent and to encourage students to take part.

Audience : The students of SST. 
Register : informal

Context : We are advertising to members of the student body to encourage talented schoolmates to participate in SST’s Got Talent. 

Content and culture : We are offering an ipad as it would appeal to the target audience whereby the ipad is a trendy device and the teenagers nowadays are greatly dependent on technology. 


  1. How can I contribute to the group? What are my strengths?

Claire : I am good at planning and I am able to delegate work to my team members and organize our ideas to come up with a concrete action plan.

Sandeep : I am able to come up with a concrete plan for the advertisement.and was the speaker for the video

Bryan : I am good at script writing and am able to write a good script that 

Jer En : I finished up the video and did the acts for the video

  1. How often can I meet to discuss with my groupmates? 

I can meet up with them at least once a week to plan the working procedures and to finish up certain sections of the project during each discussion.

  1. How can I ensure that every member’s idea is carefully considered prior to making a decision?


We can have everyone to share their opinion and then we can discuss the pros and cons of each suggestion and then reach a consensus. 

Techniques

  1. What are the advertising techniques that will be incorporated in this task? State at least two of them.

         Bribery and bandwagon

  1. Why have we chosen these?

We have chosen bribery and bandwagon because the students would be more encouraged to take part if they know that there is a chance to win a prize and that they would be well known and popular for their talents.



Language Features

1)What are the language features that will be incorporated in this task? State all of them.

3rd person point of view
present tense
register : informal
tone : unbiased

2) Why have we chosen these?

The 3rd person point of view because this is an advertisement and it has to be present tense because the competition will be held in the future.

English Performance Task

Done by:
Group 1: Pei Ling, Chin Ning, Sean, Taufiq and Kevyn

Template:


Video:



Our slogan:

Any Talent, Every Talent!

EL Performance Task Submission by Zhao Siting, Laviin Gunalan, Sim Hng Anh and Seraphina Chia

Link to our video advertisement:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdfgeJGeR1Q



These are our roles:





















The template has been printed and will be submitted on 27/8/13, which is the deadline for this performance task.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

english performance task roles [ group 3]

Roles

Name/ Index No.
Role
Job scope
Claire Tham (2)
planner, editor
Plans what happens in the video and the sequence of the video and edits parts of the script and the video if necessary
Bryan Chang (9)
speaker, scriptwriter
Writes the script that is to be used for the video and is the one who would be saying the main points in the video.
Chee Jer En (10)
organiser
Decides the time and places to meet and organises everything that is to be in the final submission. Ensures that everything is done on time
Sandeep (13)
filming
In charge of filming the different parts of the video and piecing together the end product.






Techniques

  1. What are the advertising techniques that will be incorporated in this task? State at least two of them.

         Bribery and bandwagon

  1. Why have we chosen these?

We have chosen bribery and bandwagon because the students would be more encouraged to take part if they know that there is a chance to win a prize and that they would be well known and popular for their talents.



Language Features

1)What are the language features that will be incorporated in this task? State all of them.

3rd person point of view
present tense
register : informal
tone : unbiased

2) Why have we chosen these?

The 3rd person point of view because this is an advertisement and it has to be present tense because the competition will be held in the future.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Work for Today's Lesson (July 24)

Hi ladies and gentlemen,

Please do the following preparatory work for informal letter writing in today's lesson:

1. Visit the following link:
https://sites.google.com/a/s2013.sst.edu.sg/english-language/s1-07

2. Download and go through the Situational Writing Slides - Common Rhetorical Strategies.ppt file.

3. Download Informal Letter Task with Question Analysis Template.doc and complete the planning template section. DO NOT write the letter yet.

Cheers,

Miss Esha

Monday, 22 July 2013

Persuasion Tactics ( Done by: Kevyn, Yadunand and Sandeep)

Kevyn:
I was in Primary 5. My sister, when she was at my age, could use a phone. According to my mom, its purpose was solely for my sister to use at her tuition. But she treated it like her own and my mom said nothing. I mentioned it to my mom a lot of times and also asked for a phone myself but kept getting rejected. Even when I had tuition, my mom did not let me have a phone to bring around. After PSLE, my mom finally was willing to let me have a phone.

Yadunand:
I was in Primary 6. I made a deal with my parents. If I hit 245 for my PSLE, I must get a Xbox 360. After a bit of persuasion, they agreed as I was aiming to beat my brothers PSLE marks. I got 246. In the end I got my Xbox 360.
Rhetorical Device used: Deal & persuasion

Sandeep:
1)I was in primary 6.
2) I made a deal with my parents that if I got 255 and above, they would let me go to Universal Studios.
3) Fortunately, I got 257. As my parents had promised, I finally managed to go to Universal Studios.

Tactic Used: Deal





















Rhetorical devices

Enumeration - makes a point with details - Renovation included a spa, tennis court, pool and lounge. 
Allusion-reference or relation to and object, a person or an event
Amplification- repeats a word or expression for emphasis

Rhetorical devices by Walter, Sean and Nimalan

Synecdoche
Substitution of a part or a substance for a whole, one thing for another, or a specific name used for a generic: “A hundred head of cattle were scattered throughout the field”; “A regiment of horse paraded by”; “The swordsmen unsheathed their steel”; “Do you have a Kleenex?”
 Synathroesmus
A series of adjectives, also known as accumulatio, compiled often in the service of criticism: “You’re the most arrogant, selfish, self-absorbed, insufferable narcissist I’ve ever met!”
 Epistrophe
The repetition of a word at the end of each phrase or clause: “I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”

Rhetorical Devices by Siting, Claire, Bhakti and Seraphina

Tricolon
A series of three parallel words, phrases, clauses, or statements: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

Synathroesmus
A series of adjectives, also known as accumulatio, compiled often in the service of criticism: “You’re the most arrogant, selfish, self-absorbed, insufferable narcissist I’ve ever met!”

Polyptoton
Repetition of two or more forms of a word; also known as paregmenon: “You try to forget, and in the forgetting, you are yourself forgotten.”

Rhetorical Devices (Bryan, Hng Anh and Jer En)

Amplification
Repeats a word or expression for emphasis (E.g. Love, real love, takes time)

Antanagoge
Places a criticism and compliment together to lessen the impact (E.g. The car is not pretty but it runs great.)

Hyperbole
An exaggeration (E.g. I have done this a thousand times.)


Rhetorical Devices (PL, CN and Vic)


Simile - Compares one object to another
- as easy as ABC

Understatement - Makes an idea seem less important
- The hurricane disrupted traffic

Parallelism - Using words with similar structures
- I went to the store, parked the car and bought a pizza.

Informal Persuation (by: Siting, Claire, Bhakti and Seraphina)

Claire:
  1. I was very keen in learning how to solve the rubik's cube and had to persuade my father to buy me one
  2. I promised him that I would work hard for my level tests and other exams if he got me a rubik's cube.'
  3. My father agreed within seconds because he believed that I would keep my word and work hard for the exams 
  4. Category: Promise
Siting:
  1. I really wanted to have a new phone for my birthday so I tried to persuade my parents to buy me a new phone.
  2. I made a deal with them such that if I do well for my end-of-year exams, they will buy me a new phone.
  3. They agreed after going through consideration for a short while ~ :D
  4. Category: Deal

Bhakti:
    1. I wanted to go for a badminton training so I tried to persuade my parents to let me go. They did not let me go at first because it was to far away.
    2. I promised them that i would not waste their money and work very hard for badminton.
    3. They agreed to me after a while, about 30 minutes. 
Category: Deal

Seraphina:
  1. I was trying to persuade my mother to take my sister and I to a restaurant for lunch. 
  2. I told her how we did not have a good lunch for a long time together as a family, and that we only ate in a restaurant once in a while, therefore it was fine to spend some money that day. I also told her how hungry I was as it was after badminton training. 
  3. My mom said yes after we got out of the car. It took her about 15 minutes to agree.
  4. Category: Others

Informal Persuasion (Vanshiqa, Laviin, Colin)

Tactics/Strategies


  1. Emotional appeal
  2. Threat
  3. Promise
  4. Deal
  5. Others
Vanshiqa: Me and my sister wanted a bicycle each instead of sharing one. So I told my mother that if she would not buy us a separate bicycle we would fight over one cycle and break it (Threat). I also told her that my sister would use the cycle all the time and not let me ride it, so I would very sad (Emotional Appeal). So in the end, me and my sister promised that if she got us a bicycle each, we would not fight for a week and she agreed (Promise).

Colijn: I just told my mother about then new iPad and its features that are useful to me.(other: promote)
If I had the iPad I could improve on my studies.(Deal) She rejected.

Laviin: I wanted to watch the movie "the wolverine" for  my birthday. Hence, I used emotional appeal on my parents by saying it would be very significant as it was on my birthday. They accepted.

Informal Persuasion ( Bryan, Hng Anh and Jer En )

Bryan Chang :

I asked my parents to buy me a Xbox 360 for beating my brother's marks for PSLE. In the end, they did buy me an Xbox because I hit the goal.

Tactics :
It is a deal and it is against people's minds to break one. I gave reasons and used a persuasive voice.

Hng Anh :

I ask my parents to buy me a pair of new sports shoes so that I could wear them to school as my old pair of school shoes have worn out and was uncomfortable. My parents bought me a new pair of sports shoe when there was a sale at a shoe shop.

Tactics : I used a persuasive voice to convince them that I need the new pair shoes.

Jer En :

I asked my classmates to lend me money for my lunch.My friend gave in and lend me 5$

Tactics :I made a persuasive voice like i needed the money a lot.

Category :

Bryan : 1, 4

Hng Anh : 1

Jer En : 1



Informal Persuasions[Done by Ravern,Jian Qing and Taufiq]

Situation #1:Because of my PSLE results,I wanted a IPhone 4S.I tried to persuade my parents but it was unsuccessful.Thus, we reached a compromise and I got my father's old IPhone 3GS.I took 5 min.

Situation #2:Because of my mid-year exam marks,I persuaded my parent to buy for me a rubiks cube that costed $17.90.It took me about 3 days.

Situation #3:I wanted to buy a game.I made a promise with my parents saying that I will get the game if I get 250+ for my PSLE results.It was successful.It took me a few minutes after I got my PSLE score.

#2 belongs to the category Deal.
#3 belongs to the category, promise
#1 belongs the category, compromise.

Informal Persuasion by Walter, Sean and Nimalan

Nimalan: Persuading parents to buy him a lego car.
Used emotional appeal.(no. 1)
10s of saying "Please, please, please, please, please..."
Sean:Persuading parents to have dinner outside. 
Used bias reasoning(no. 5 others)
10mins of constant reasoning
Walter:Persuading parents to bring me overseas.
Used emotional appeal.(no.1)
Half a year

Informal Persuasion (PL, CN and Vic)

Situations

CN : Trade (others)
I had to make a ‘trade’ with my parents. There was once I wanted a piano, so it was my birthday and christmas present for the whole year.
Duration: 2 months

Vic: Promise
I promised my parents I would do well in my studies if only they bought me a new guitar.
Duration: 1 week

PL:  Deal

I wanted to go to a SHINee concert so my dad would pay for me first, and I told him if I got straight As and Distinction (HCL) for my results, I wouldn’t have to pay him back. But if I got something like B, I would have to pay him back the full sum. (I didn’t pay in the end xD)
Duration: 5 minutes