Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Your groups for tomorrow (31st Jan)

Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4 
ClaireVictoriaSeraphinaVanshiqa
Pei LingChin NingZhao SitingBryan
Jer EnRavernWalterSandeep
LaviinNimalanSeanHng Anh
Jian QingColinTaufiqYadunand
KevynBhakti


Please get into your groups when you wait outside the class for me.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

english presentation




Guidelines for public speaking




Guidelines





Personal Recount Lesson 1

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

RESEARCH WORK:
I need all of you to identify a famous person who inspires you. Become familiarised with your chosen hero's life. When you do your research pay special attention to character traits, qualities that inspire others, actions, acts of bravery/commendation and other positive attributes.

DURING LESSON:
In teams of 4/5, you are to take turns to impersonate your hero and be in the hot seat (max 5 mins)   while the rest of the team ask the person in the hot seat questions about the hero's life and take notes.

At the end of the hot seating activity, each team identifies common traits, qualities, actions etc that make a person inspiring and prepare a keynote presentation (of max 3 mins) to present to the class.

Points to note: 
Be prepared before you present.
Do not just read from your slides.
Revise the guidelines for public speaking before presenting.
Do not merely list down the achievements or contributions. 

                          
So, get started on your research! All the best!

Cheers,

Miss Esha

Guidelines for good public speaking















Guidelines for good public speaking



Sean and my EL presentation

https://docs.google.com/a/s2013.sst.edu.sg/presentation/d/1Ek2I3wp8wc3n19ggEc_HdCdrFb1tHr1K0pnRKEjPxcM/edit#slide=id.g99e8db39_115



Guidelines for good public speaking


  • Guidelines for good public speaking
    • When speaking, speak with confidence 
    • Don’t mumble
    • Be clear in your articulation 
    • Facial expressions cannot show that you are scared, nervous, etc.
    • Show gestures when necessary to capture attention etc. 
    • Speak proper english
    • Body language is important. Don’t show that you’re nervous by twitching etc.
    • Say what is necessary and don’t go off-topic 
    • Don’t be unclear in your dictation
    • Be clear in the message you are trying to convey
- Chin Ning

My Guidelines to Good Speaking


MY GUIDELINES



Seraphina Chia 

El guide lines to public speaking

BY Ravern and Kevyn

Speech Guidelines


English Guidelines


Guidelines for Good Public Speaking
We must be  confident and always maintain eye-contact with your audience. We also must constantly look around at the audience(eg. don’t keep on looking at the same spot in the audience)
Also must remember to include the audience in your speech(or else the speech is literally useless)
Most importantly, we have to be confident and maintain a clear and loud voice...

BY VICTORIA~~

Obama Speech Guidelines(Laviin and Bryan)

Non-verbal cues

1)He uses gestures to involve the audience.

2)He acts confident to make the audience choose him over Romney.

3)He does not fidget when he speaks to show his confidence.

4)He looks firm and not so happy-go-lucky.

Use Of Voice

5)He speaks loudly.

6)He speaks with a strong voice to sound confident.

7)He makes pauses from time to time.

8)He encourages the Americans to support him by getting them to showing their contributions.

9)He pronounces his words correctly.

Guidelines for good public speaking

1) Have good confidence and strong hand gestures.
2) Speak with tones varying from soft to loud
3) Wait for silence to speak
4) Shout if needed, to emphasis strength
5) Use different tones for different expressions
6) Always accompany your speech with useful gestures to strengthen further your points
7) Repeat your main idea in different ways to get the points into their head
8) Drag you points strengthen them
9) Always go on with your speech, make it inspiring
10)Try to list out only the good points, do not list out many bad points about your idea

Guidelines for Good Public Speaking.


1. Good pronunciation.
2. The speaker should be loud and clear so that everyone can hear. 
3. The speaker should have good articulation and enunciation.
4. The speakr should not include offensive things in his speech.
5. The speaker should have confidence.
6. The speaker's body language should be appropriate.
7. The speaker should have the right facial expression.
8. The speaker should do some gestures so as to captivate his audience.

PACC


  1. Why is it important to apply 'PACC' when communicating in different social situation?

Ans: It allows us to communicate easier whether its planned or unplanned. With ‘PACC’, we will know who are our audience, whats our purpose about this conversation. Without PACC, our conversation will be messy.

  1. If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts politely?


Ans: I will raise up my hand and share my thoughts with them and give comments to what they think. I will also accept their comments and try to improve in my thoughts.

  1. What are the possible repercussions if the tone and register were used wrongly?

Ans: If the tone and register is used wrongly, people communicating may end up in arguments or something funny may happen. Example when I want to scold someone and i use a welcoming tone it will end up with a very funny joke.

PACC


Why is it important to apply ‘PACC’ when communicating in different social situations?
It is important to apply ‘PACC’ when communicating in different social situation as we need to use different tones,expressions and words in different situations,example,if a student is being reprimanded by a teacher,the student cannot smile and give the expression that he is happy,but instead,the student should show that he is regretful to his actions and he is willing to change to become a better person. 

If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic,while you hold an opposing view,how would you convey your thoughts politely?
I would first raise up my hand to indicate that I have something to say and wait for them to give me an opportunity to speak.After I am given the chance to speak,I will speak in a polite tone and tell them what I have to say,example,“excuse me but I don’t agree on this.I think ... ... ”

What are the possible repercussions if the tone and register were used wrongly?
The person who had listened to your speech may find you offensive,trying to be funny,not serious,irritating or inattentive to the situation happening around them.

the understanding of PACC

1] The reason why we apply 'PACC' when we talk in different situations is because we want to deliver different messages and tones. For example, you do not want to talk in an informal tone when you are going for an interview and you would want to talk happily if you want to scold someone

2] I would tell politely my opinion and I would not raise my voice when I tell it

3] You will not be able deliver the message you wanted to tell
1) Why is it important to apply 'PACC' when communicating in different social situations?
2) If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view,  how would you convey your thoughts politely?
3) What are the possible repercussion if the tone & register were used wrongly?


1) We can express our tones whether if we are happy, sad, angry,etc and our register whether if we are formally or informally speaking so that the person listening knows what we are expressing.

2) If I were to convey my thoughts politely I would formally convey my thoughts with a smile to the audience who are my classmates.

3)The audience who are my classmates will think me as a rude person if I informally speak with an angry tone.

PACC


  1. Why is it important to apply ‘PACC’ when communicating in different social situations?
  2. If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts politely?
  3. What are the possible repercussions if the tone & register were used wrongly?

        Qn 1.:  It is to ensure that our ideas are not misunderstood by the other party. It is also to ensure a proper tone when communicating with the other party while conveying the proper message.
        Qn 2.:I would listen to their views, then compare their views with mine, then share what is different in my views as compared to theirs and discuss which view is more relevant/reliable.
        Qn 3.: Arguments may occur or the other party may misunderstand. 

PACC


1) Why is it important to apply 'PACC' when communicating in different social situations?
Answer: Using ‘PACC” when communicating is important as it helps to enhance your sentence through different tones and the words you use. Eg: If you are happy and talking to a friend, your register would be informal (using an informal way of speaking and an informal choice of words) and your tone would be either cheerful or sad (depending on the situation).

2) If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts politely?
Answer: I would stand up and try to talk to them about my view using formal language and a formal way of speaking to them and try to make them consider how it makes sense.

3) What are the possible repercussions if the tone and register were used wrongly?
Answer: Using the example in the above question, if I use informal language and an informal way of speaking, my classmates will not listen and if my idea would work, it would be wasted.

English


why is it important to apply ‘pacc’ when communicating in different social situations?
Answer: It is important as we need to know how to socialize with people. For example, if we are talking to the principal, we cannot talk to the principal in an informal tone as it would be disrespectful. Also, we must know the purpose of speaking with the principal.

  1. If a majority of your class hold a certain view about a conversational topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts politely?

Answer: I would tell my classmates that I think my view is correct and state my reasons. I would use a polite and kind tone.

  1. What are the possible repercussions if the & register were used wrongly?

Answer: One may get into trouble if the tone is used wrongly.  Also if one’s purpose is not known, the listener may not get what the speaker is trying to convey. If one is speaking to friends, using a formal tone may be weird.

PACC

1. why is it important to apply 'PACC' when communicating in different social situations?

ans.: wen need to know who the audience, context and purpose to convey our messages in the right way or we will appear rude or strange to the audience

2. if a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would convey your thoughts politely?

ans.: I would politely ask them for their attention, and after that, i will present what i think to my classmates

3. what are the possible repercussions if the tone and register were used wrongly?

ans.:we may be regarded as rude and not aware of the seriousness of the situation

The understanding of PACC to me

Bhakti s107 (1)

Question 1) Why is it important to apply 'PACC' when communicating in different social situations?

Answer 1) When you apply PACC while communicating in different social situations you will be able to understand what you say to the other person more easily and the listener will be able to understand you also. Thus, you two will be able to communicate with your friend more easily.

Question 2) If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts politely?

Answer 2) I would add in polite and decent word to my speech in opposing my classmates. I would use words like 'might', 'shall', 'should', 'could' and 'would'. I will also first listen to my classmates point of views  and then compare it with mine so that they are able to understand me better.


Question 3) What are the possible repercussions if the tone and register were used wrongly?

Answer 3) If the tone and register were used wrongly, the audience would think that the speaker is impolite and the audience will then have bad thoughts about the speaker in their minds. Thus, the speaker should always take note of their tone and register while doing speeches at a grand function, to a group of friends or even when presenting a presentation.

understanding of PACC


1] why is it important to apply ‘PACC’ when communicating in different social situations ?

You would know what tone to use, depending on whether you are angry or happy [etc]. You would also know how to phrase your sentences depending on whether the conversation is formal or informal, and the background of the situation and thus knowing what kind of tone to use.

2] If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey your thought politely ?

I would calmly explain to them why i have such an opinion and hope to have their understanding, not forgetting to use polite language and a nice tone. If my opinion really is incorrect, i would  not oppose further and would gladly agree with my friends.

3] What are the possible repercussions if the tone and register were used wrongly ?

The other party or the person you are conversing with might have the wrong idea that you are angry with him/her   /     [if conversing with a boss] not professional enough and not serious about the situation [ supposed to be formal but instead used informal language ]    /    [guest] not welcoming him/her     [etc] 

PACC Questions

1)Why is it important to apply 'PACC' when communicating in different social situations?
Ans:The P in PACC means purpose.The A stands for Audience.C stands for context/culture and C stands for content.We must ask these questions to ourselves when having conversations.Who are the audience(Audience)?What is the purpose of this conversation(Purpose)?Why are we stating the purpose(context)?What is the content in the conversation(Content)?In purpose there is tone,It determines how you convey the message.From Audience there is register.In register there is formal and informal.
2)If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic,while you hold an opposing view,how would you convey your thoughts politely?
Consider the Tone in the purpose.Also consider the register in the Audience.I would consider saying it formally(Its from register) as it is not so rude as saying it informally.I would now consider the Tone.I would say it in a welcoming
manner so that they would not get offended.
3)What are the possible repercussion if the tone and register were used wrongly?
People may get offended and it may or may not be the polite way of conveying a message.Like for example,you are supposed to send condolences to a victim's family,the tone should be sad and not be happy


1.Why is it important to apply ‘PACC’ when communicating in different social situation
So that you will now who you are talking to and know how polite you should be
You will also know what tone to use to speak to a person to show what your felling is 
2.If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts properly?
I will politely tell them what i think and explain to them why i think so and i must use the right  tone and convey what i think their idea is wrong on
  

3.What are the possible repercussions if the tone and register were used wrongly
The person might mistaken my intent and might create some misunderstanding
They might also think i am impolite 



Q. Why is it important t apply ‘PACC’ when communing in different social situations?

A. We need to use a proper tone and register when addressing different people. When we address adults, we should talk politely and not rudely. But when we address our friends, we can be informal and talk normally.

Q. If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about  a controversial topic, while you hold an opposite view, how would you convey your thoughts politely?

A. I would use a polite tone and talk in a formal way, and not rudely. 

Q. What are the possible repercussions of the tone & register were used wrongly?

A. People might get angry if you use a informal register during a meeting which is supposed to be formal. People might also be angry if you use a happy tone during sad times. One example of this is when a person dies, you use a happy tone to talk.

P.A.C.C Questions

1. P.A.C.C. is needed to convey different messages that show all sorts of different emotions and context. Allowing for people to communicate in different ways, demonstrating the depths and emphasis on their content.
2. I would say that I did not think they were wrong but I had a different point of view and would have appreciated if they would spend some of their time considering my idea and correcting me if I was wrong.
3. It may cause the listener to interpret the message wrongly and cause unnecessary mis-understanding.
1. Why is it important to apply 'PACC' when communicating in different social situations?
Ans: Using 'PACC' we can come up with the right thing to say to adress the right audience and also not offend anyone.


2.  If  a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts politely?
Ans: I would listen to my classmates opinions patiently then voice out my thoughts calmly and I would not get angry if they do not agree with me.

3. What are the possible repercussions if the tone & register were used wrongly?
Ans: The listener might find the speaker offensive or might not understand what the speaker is trying to say properly.
1) We must have different ways and forms of communication so that we can address different people with different ways and content. Like formal and strong words go together with formal audiences

2) I would say "That is a brilliant idea, but it has its weak points and maybe we should..." or "I see your point but maybe..." so as to state the class major view but also to push my view and have a comparison between the two view, stating the pros and cons and change the class' view and support to the oppsition idea to my idea.

3) One may be using informal tone to talk to some important people for example a speech. Instead of saying "We must help those in financial need so as to raise our standards and economy" the wrong way would be "We got to help them or else our economy drops". The result will be the audience(formal) Will not be satisfied as the words and tone used are informal and do not have a major impact. This may result in the audience not pleased and may have worst outcomes. Informal cases, like talking to friends "Hi, i had not seen you for some time. How have you been?" into "Hello, i had not seen you for 2 weeks. I want to ask if you are fine and well." People will laugh at the formality as in this case it is an informal audience.

PACC


  1. Why is it important to apply "PACC" when communicating in different social situations?

Answer: It is important as we need to know how to socialise with people. For example, if we are talking to the principal, we cannot talk to the principal in an informal tone as it would be disrespectful. Also, we must know the purpose of speaking with the principal.
  1. If a majority of your class hold a certain view about a conversational topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts politely?

Answer: I would tell my classmates that I think my view is correct and state my reasons. I would use a polite and kind tone.

  1. What are the possible repercussions if the & register were used wrongly?

Answer: One may get into trouble if the tone is used wrongly.  Also if one’s purpose is not known, the listener may not get what the speaker is trying to convey. If one is speaking to friends, using a formal tone may be weird.

PACC Questions

Q1) Why is it important to apply 'PACC' when communicating in different social situations?
In different social situations, we will need to communicate differently as the topics of the chats will be different too, and PACC will help us to communicate easily and keep the conversation going. We will also be less likely to offend someone without meaning to during the conversation.

Q2) If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts politely?
I would first listen to my classmate's thoughts and opinions, then point out my view to him, then I'll slowly explain my view and why I disagree with him. My tone would also be light and casual, I would not start screaming at my classmate.

Q3) What are the possible repercussions (consequences) if the tone & register were used wrongly?
The conversation would not be going the way you wanted it to be and will most likely end badly. The other party will feel offended or angry and will most likely avoid any conversation with you in the future. The other party may also strike back at you, resulting in a fight.

Questions on PACC (300113)

1) Why is it important to apply PACC when communicating in different social situations?

PACC helps you to identify suitable tones to use when speaking as you can extract the purpose of the conversation and identify the type of audience you are communicating with. It also helps you to identify when you should speak politely (formal) with a person or speak like a casual chat (informal).

2) If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts politely?

Since the purpose is to let my classmates, who are the audience, know about my thoughts about the controversial topic, I can choose to speak informally but also with a polite tone to let them know about what I feel about the topic. I can start with "From my perspective, I feel that....."

3) What are the possible repercussions if the tone and register were used wrongly?

If the tone and register were used wrongly, for example, when a supposedly formal speech turns out in informal language, the audience that will be listening to the speech would feel that this matter is not taken into account by the speaker and may think that the speaker is not serious about the matter.

Another example is when you talk to a friend using formal language. If it happened to me, I would feel very weird as that was supposed to be a casual conversation and the person should be using a light and casual tone.

~PeiLingxD

PACC questions and answers


Questions:
  1. Why is it important to apply ‘PACC’ when communicating in different social situation?
  2. If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts politely?
  3. What are the possible repercussions if the tone and register were used wrongly.


Answers:

  1. We need to speak in a different tone and register depending on the audience, context and purpose. 
EG: If we are talking to the principal, we cannot talk to him like we would to our friends. 

  1. I would say my thoughts about it when they ask for suggestions, and ask if they agree with it. If they do not, we can always compromise and come up with a solution. 

  1. We may interpret the wrong message as if we are being rude or not serious. (during a serious matter) 

EG: Talking to the principal in a rude manner as if you are talking to your friends

~ Chin Ning

Bryan Chang 09 PACC Questions

1)In the future when we have to apply for a job or if it is just chatting with an old friend,we have to know the PACC so that we know what to say and how to deliver the message to the other party in different situations.We might have greater opportunities in life and we would be able to make friends easily.

2)First, I would try to get attention politely by saying 'Excuse,me'.When my classmate has acknowledged me, I would express my views.While I express why he is wrong,I should not shoot down his points but instead say what I think that he should do such that I do not offend him.

3)We might deliver our message wrongly and as a result unknowingly offend him or her.For example, if we are having an interview and we speak loudly and arrogantly, you would give the interviewers a bad impression of yourself.This might even result in losing friends because he thinks that you are insulting him.
1.Why is it important to apply 'PACC' when communicating in different social situations? Answer:It is important to apply it so that we can ensure that the audience we are speaking to understand what we are talking about. 2.If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic,while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts politely? Tell your view in a polite manner and not in a rude one so that your audience don't get angry at you. 3.What are the possible repercussions if the tone & register were used wrongly? If tone and register is used wrongly, what you are trying to convey will end up in a different manner and your audience will misunderstand it.

Monday, 21 January 2013

english pacc

MAKING A FRIEND IN SST PURPOSE- TO KNOW PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP YOU WHEN IN NEED AUDIENCE-FRIENDS CONTEXT-I NEEDED A COMPANION EXAMPLE-HI! MY NAME IS LAVIIN MAY I KNOW WHAT IS YOURS?

ENG PACC


PRAISING SOMEONE'S WORK

PURPOSE- TO PRAISE SOMEONE FOR HIS GOOD WORK

AUDIENCE-THE PERSON YOU ARE PRAISING

CONTEXT- TO TELL THE PERSON THAT HE IS IN YOUR GOOD BOOKS

EXAMPLE- VERY GOOD!YOU HAVE DONE VERY WELL

ENG PACC


ASKING DIRECTIONS FROM A STRANGER

PURPOSE- TO REACH A LOCATION WHERE YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO GO TO

AUDIENCE- STRANGERS

CONTEXT- WANT TO GO TO THAT LOCATION

EXAMPLE-HI! WOULD YOU MIND TELLING ME HOW TO GO TO THIS LOCATION?

ENG PACC


DISAGREEING WITH THE TEACHER

PURPOSE-THINKING OF GIVING YOUR OPINION TO AN ANSWER OR A THEORY MADE BY THE TEACHER

AUDIENCE- TEACHERS

CONTEXT- I WANT TO CLEAR MY DOUBT

EXAMPLE-UM.... TEACHER? I THINK I HAVE ANOTHER OPINION FOR THIS QUESTION.


Sunday, 20 January 2013

PACC

Making a friend in SST
Purpose : To get to know one another.
Audience: Friend
Context: It was the first day in SST , I met someone during the orientation and we became friends.
Example Dialogue: ''Hi , how are you? '' (informal)

Disagreeing with teacher
Purpose: To tell the teacher what I disagree with.
Audience: Teacher
Context: To come to an agreement on something that we disagree on.
Example Dialogue: ''Sorry teacher,but I don't agree on this,'' (formal)

Asking a stranger for direction
Purpose: To get directions to the destination I want to go.
Audience: Stranger
Context:  I am trying to find the direction for the place I am going.
Example Dialogue: ''Hi , may I ask where is the MRT.'' (formal)


Praising someone's work
Purpose: To praise someone for his/her good work.
Audience: The person that has done a great job.
Context: I am trying to,to praise someone for his/her good work.
Example Dialogue: '' Good job." (informal)


My PACC work

1. Making a friend in SST.
Purpose: to make a friend at SST.
 Audience: Someone i met at SST. 
Context: I didn't know anyone at SST so i wanted to make some friends
Example: Hello, nice to meet you, my name is Sean Koh. Yours?
Informal.

2.Ask a stranger for directions
Purpose: To get directions to my destination.
Audience: A stranger
Context: I didn't really know the way around the place so i was a bit lost and i hoped someone would point me in the right direction
Example: Excuse me but I don't suppose you would know where the nearest MRT station is, would you?
Formal.

3.Disagreeing with a teacher.
Purpose: To speak out my thoughts that do not agree with the teacher
Audience: The teacher
Context: I seriously did not agree with the teacher's way of approach
Example: This method is not the simplest way!
Informal.

4.Praising someone's work
Purpose: To complement a person's work
Audience: My friend
Context: I was really impressed by some part of his work.
Example: I really like the storyline of this composition.
Informal.

EL Homework for today

Example 1:
Making a friend in SST
Purpose: To make friends
Audience: The person who I want to make friends with
Content: I wanted to have friends
Example dialogue: Hi, my name is Jian Qing. Can I be your friend?

Example 2:
Disagreeing with the teacher
Purpose: To tell the teacher that you disagrees with him/her
Audience: The teacher
Content: The teacher calculated a maths question wrongly
Example dialogue: Mrs lee, the answer for this question is 68, not 78.

Example 3:
Asking a stranger for directions
Purpose: To ask how to go to a place
Audience: A stranger
Content: I wanted to know how to go to Punggol Plaza
Example dialogue: Excuse me, may I know how to go to Punggol Plaza?

Example 4:
Praising someone's work
Purpose: To praise a work
Audience: The person whose work I want to praise
Content: My friend drew a beautiful picture.
Example dialogue: Wow, the drawing is so nice!

PACD

Making Friends in SST 
Purpose:To make friends
Audience:people in SST
Context:Feeling lonely
Example Dialogue:"Hi.What's your name?"
Praising Someone's work
Purpose:to praise someone's work
Audience:That particular person's work
Context:The person did really well in his/her work
Example Dialogue:"Wow.You did really well in your work"
Asking a Stranger for directions
Purpose:to ask a stranger for directions
Audience:The stranger
Context:I did not know the way
Example Dialogue:"Excuse me...Could you tell me how to go to' _________'"
Disagreeing with a teacher
Purpose:To disagree with  a teacher
Audience:The teacher
Context:The teacher may be wrong
Example Dialogue:"Miss '_____'....I think your answer for question '______'is wrong"

Linoit Homework Bryan Chang

1.Praising someone's work
Purpose- To praise the the individual for doing a good job on their work
Audience- The person who did the work
Context- I was very pleased as the person had done exceptionally well and I want to encourage him to do better next time.
Dialogue- Nice! You got the highest score for the test!

2.Making a friend in SST
Purpose- To make friends with another student in SST
Audience- A student from SST
Context- I was lonely
Dialogue- Hi! Nice to meet you. What's your name?

3.Disagreeing with the teacher
Purpose- To disagreeing with the teacher on certain issue
Audience- The teacher
Context- I think that what the teacher said is wrong and I want to express this to the teacher
Dialogue- I do not think that you are right. In my opinion, I think that ......

4.Asking a stranger for directions
Purpose- To ask for directions in a unfamiliar place
Audience- A stranger
Context- I am lost and want to know how to go back to my hotel
Dialogue- May I know how to get to the 'Ploris Hotel'?




PACC

1.Making a friend in SST : Purpose - to make friend in SST
                                           Audience - the friend I am going to befriend
                                           Context - I was feeling very lonely
                                           Dialogue - "Hi my name is Vanshiqa! Do you want to be my friend?"                                                                      
                                                              (Informal)
2.Disagreeing with the teacher: Purpose -  to disagree with the teacher
                                                  Audience - the teacher I am going to disagree with
                                                  Context - I felt that what the teacher said was wrong and was going to              
                                                                  disagree with her.
                                                   Dialogue - " Teacher I think the answer is wrong, it should be..."
                                                                      (Formal)
3.Asking a stranger for directions: Purpose - To get directions
                                                       Audience - The stranger
                                                      Context - I was lost and I needed directions.
                                                      Dialogue - "Excuse me, could you tell me the directions to SST?'
4. Praising someone's work: Purpose - To praise someone's work
                                             Audience - The person's work I am going to praise
                                             Context - The person's work was really good so I wanted to praise it
                                             Dialogue - " Wow! I think your work is really good."

P.A.C.C. (Edited)

1) Making a friend in SST
Purpose: To have new friends
Audience: Someone unknown
Context: Informal words, Introduction
Example: "Hi, what's your name" (Informal)

2) Disagreeing with the teacher
Purpose: Disagree to the teacher's plan
Audience: Teacher
Context: Disapproval in plans
Example: "Miss Esha, I think We should do..." (Formal)

3) Asking a stranger for directions
Purpose: Ask for directions
Audience: A stranger
Context: Unknown place, Street names
Example: "Excuse me, do you know how to reach the shopping mall on..." (Formal)

4) Praising someone's work
Purpose: Praising other's work
Audience: Person work you want to praise
Context: Praises, Comments
Example: "Good job, keep up the good work..." (Informal)
Making a friend in SST
Purpose:Making Friends
Audience:Friend
Context:Finding Friends
Content:Hey can you be my friend

Disagreeing the teacher
Purpose:Disagree with the teacher
Audience:Teacher
Context:pointing out the mistake of teacher
Content:Miss Esha ,I do not think this is right.

Asking a stranger for directions
Purpose:Trying To know how to go some where
Audience:Stranger
Context:Trying to know where to go
Content:How do go orchard road



EL PACC Activity

1. Making Friends In SST:

  • Purpose: To make friends with classmates
  • Audience: Same aged strangers
  • Context: I was at a new school and want to get to know the people here
  • I.E Dialogue: "Hi, I'm Pei Ling. What's your name?" (Informal)


2. Disagreeing with the Teacher:

  • Purpose: To persuade the teacher that your opinions are correct
  • Audience: Teacher
  • Context: Explaining and justifying your opinions and points
  • I.E Dialogue: "Teacher, I don't think that it is right as ...*reason*..." (Formal)
3. Asking a Stranger for Directions:
  • Purpose: To ask a stranger for directions to a location
  • Audience: An unknown person (Stranger)
  • Context: Asking for directions
  • I.E Dialogue: "Hello, can you give me directions to *place*? Thank you!" (Formal)

4. Praising Someone's Work: 
  • Purpose: To praise someone who did well in something
  • Audience: Friend? Classmate?
  • Context: Saying that the person did well in what and how
  • I.E. Dialogue: "Great job!" (Informal)
Let's Fly B1A4~! 
~PL

P.A.C.C.

1) Making a friend in SST
Purpose: To have new friends
Audience: Someone unknown
Context: Informal words, Introduction
Example: Hi, what's your name

2) Disagreeing with the teacher
Purpose: Disagree to the teacher's plan
Audience: Teacher
Context: Disapproval in plans
Example: Miss Esha, I think We should do...

3) Asking a stranger for directions
Purpose: Ask for directions
Audience: A stranger
Context: Unknown place, Street names
Example: Excuse me, do you know how to reach the shopping mall on...

4) Praising someone's work
Purpose: Praising other's work
Audience: Person work you want to praise
Context: Praises, Comments
Example: God job, keep up the good work...

PACC

PACC Work. CLICK HERE!

Friday, 18 January 2013

Extensive Reading Programme Assignments Link

Hi ladies and gentlemen,

This is the link for the Extensive Reading Programme Assignments for 2013.

https://sites.google.com/a/s2013.sst.edu.sg/english-language/

Refer to the Reading List found on this link and complete the assignments as indicated in the document titled "Lower Sec EL - SST ERP 2013.doc". Please stick to the assignment deadlines mentioned in it.

All the best,

Miss Esha

PACC MINDMAP

Thursday, 17 January 2013

My mindmap of PACC

http://popplet.com/app/index.php#/710174

This is the link to get to my popplet account-Nimalan

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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

discourse features

https://docs.google.com/a/s2013.sst.edu.sg/presentation/d/1K_VTxtSkjWAA4WVDmHe6ZMEdbfiW6OLWQSioQvoEwOY/edit

presentation

https://docs.google.com/a/s2013.sst.edu.sg/presentation/d/1dFTKSZQAl3S9XQ3QRsmXjUAA6PfZEvmn_QPxKtWhNj8/edit

English extention

https://docs.google.com/a/s2013.sst.edu.sg/presentation/d/1Y6swnCikv8Lnp-GBO6hWQqlJymizgUfcqyi9NTC8Feg/edit

Done by: Chin Ning and Claire

Discourse features by Nimalan and Taufiq

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UDe1Nbds-5dJasItn76L6Y7FzxAx-7_LLXzxMDuPo88/edit

EL extention

Link to Google Drive Presentation:

https://docs.google.com/a/s2013.sst.edu.sg/presentation/d/1oc2UeIVg8PPvLhQo8i4sDbZn1oO5NM8pVRLwS4IFVK0/edit

By PL and Sera
how do i post a powerpoint presentation?

Sunday, 13 January 2013

english video

backchannel:What?What? Ellipses:It's hot! Tags I think you are toast

ENGLISH PROJECT 1



 Ellipis: That's my lunch!
simon knew that lewis would understand that the jaffa cakes were his to have for lunch

Discourse markers: I was at a party and i didn't want to lose it so i held it with an iron grip
simon did not want to go into detail about the party

Hedging: We might get it re-plated
lewis did not wish to talk about the golden joystick getting replated
By: Sean Koh and Tan Jian Qing

Discourse Features

                                                         


00:44-00:52(Ellipsis)
She first asked the spanish guy whether he was in mr brown's class.The guy asked 'i beg your pardon' in spanish.The principal asked again by omitting part of the sentence and the spanish guy did the same thing.This happened again and again until she omitted it to one word which was 'Brown'.What she wanted to ask at the end was"Do you know Mr Brown?" and she just said "Mr Brown".

05:22(Backchannel)
After she explained why she didn't have time to do her homework,Mr brown did a backchannel by saying"Yes...Well not to worry" as he wanted to show that he was listening.


06:36(Discourse Markers)
After talking for a while about the french lady's stay in England,Mr Brown said that 'That will do," and ended the conversation



Discourse Features of Unplanned Spoken Language



Tags: London is very expensive , isn't it?
Reason: He is asking whether things in London is expensive .

Hedging: I think Bangkok is much better.
Reason: He is thinking whether London or Bangkok is better.

Discourse marker: So,which places do you like to visit.
Reason: He is trying to change the subject from whether he bought a guide book to where did he wanted to go.


powerpoint link :https://docs.google.com/a/s2013.sst.edu.sg/presentation/d/1gSR94ZenAtbigTLpuWX-Rjs-9bzShD3gA7v8XS5rGK0/edit

EL vid presentation





Back-channel: 'haha'- most of the times
Discourse markers: 'for instance'- 1:23
Binomials: 'wishy washy'- 2:29-2:30

Done by: Claire and Chin Ning

PS: ignore the front part of the vid, makes no sense
PPS: hope the vid offends no one! :3 SORRY

Discourse Features

                                                                      
 2.52-Ellipsis: Yup, just me
Reason: He did not have to say the full sentence.

4.13-Discourse marker: There are seats available on the Qantas airways flight but there is a three hour stop over in Singapore.
Reason: The lady is changing the subject from Qantas airways to the three hour stop over in Singapore.

4.51-Tags: They are three hours ahead, aren't they?
Reason: He is asking if the time is three hours ahead.

Done by: Vanshiqa and Bhakti

EL extention task



  • Back-channels - haha and uh-huh many times

  • Used to tell the speaker that the listener is listening

  • Fronting - What on earth are you doing?

  • Used to emphasis on the first few words of a statement.

  • Binomails - goodness gracious 

  • They are fixed expressions in their orders and words cannot be changed


 Done by Siting and Victoria

EL presentation


Mind your language Link Pls watch from 2.43 to 4.27
Ellipsis: "Mr. Warburton?"

Backchannel: "You're a man?" "Yes."

Hedging: "Academically perhaps,..."




Backchannel: To show the Speaker that The Listener is listening.Hedging: To give an excuse.Ellipses: To shorten his speech. (more informal)




EL Extension 110113



Note: Turn ur volume down :)

Two teens are talking about school and random technology stuff.

Discourse features:

Backchannels - Cool, yeah

  • To show that the other party is listening.

Discourse markers - So, anyway

  • They got distracted by the girl banging on the door. 

Tags - You're really into those stuff, aren't you?

  • Another way of asking the speaker about the declarative sentence.
Optional: None. 

By, PL and Sera :DDDD
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!! !!! :)



EL project-by Walter Koh and Bryan Chang


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOqHL4xlyhA
Discourse features, ellipsis, back channel, hedging, discourse markers.
They could have used ellipsis they could they could go straight to the point.
They used back channel to acknowledge that they were listening to the speaker, in this case, the orange listening to the durian speaking.
They used hedging probably to prolong the oranges and durian's conversation as the durian was trying to show off how tough he was.
They also used discourse markers to show the different things that they were talking about. In this case, they use the discourse marker 'another time'.





Done by: Walter Koh and Bryan Chang

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Your Task for 10th Jan (Thursday) (11:05 - 11:55)

Dear ladies and gentlemen,

I will be away for today's lesson. So, as discussed earlier, I would like you to work on the presentation. I am providing the details again. You can also find these details on the worksheet we completed yesterday on the discourse features of spoken language.

Details of Assignment

In pairs:

- Look for a video clip on the Internet that could be used as an example of unplanned spoken language.

- Analyse the spoken interaction in the clip.

- Identify three discourse features (refer to the 7 examples you have already learnt) of the spoken language delivered in this clip.

- Suggest possible reasons as to why each discourse feature was used by the interlocutor (a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation).

- Optional: State if there are any underlying assumptions.

- Presentation Task: Post a link of the video clip and share the analysis on this EL Blog.

Note

If you are unable to complete this assignment in class, we will continue with it in the next lesson.


Reminder

Please bring the worksheet on discourse features of spoken language on Friday for submission.


Cheers,

Ms Esha