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Sunday, February 5, 2012

:: Why no sounds??::

Let's watch a video from this my member's blog:

Your speaker having problems?
No.. No.. It was our video..
It had no sound for actor and actress..
It was a miming role play from our group..

For this task, our group need to produce a mime's video. At first, we had problems to find ideas for our video. It was hard to make a video without script where we need to focus on our expression to express our feeling. As I am not a good actress, I'm trying my best to make sure our video is the best~

The main idea came up in the middle of the night and the next day, we went to the playground near to our house. We started to shoot for our video. The setting was at the playground where two naughty kids felt boring and they saw an innocent boy was playing at the swing near them. They bullied the innocent boy to have fun. Suddenly the boy felt from the swing and injured himself. The naughty kids felt guilty and asked for apologize. In the end, they became good friend.

After finished shooting, we agreed to ask Muslim to edit the video. He is an expert in editing and making an interesting video.

I really enjoyed the whole process while shooting and editing the video. From this experience, I realizes that co-operation among group member is important and the key to succeed in life. I hope the co-operation and friendship among us will last forever.

::what happened to my tongue?!::

dare to try?? (^.*)v
I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.
Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.

How many boards could the Mongols hoard if the Mongol hordes got bored?
How is it?? Did you twisted your lovely tongue?? (^o^) hehe..
Do you know what kind of sentences are above?? I'm sure most of us had heard bout Tongue Twister which will twisted our beloved tongue. (^v^)b
It happened to us during our presentation on the topic Tongue Twister where we need to present two sentences of tongue twister and teach the class on how to pronounce them correctly. We got 8 out of 10 as our marks because we had problem in pronouncing the word HOARD, and HORDES. Luckily, our lecturer, Madam Ira helped us in correcting our pronunciation.
To be a good English teacher, one of the aspects they need to focus is their pronunciation. They need to practice more, so that they are excellent in their pronunciation. This helps them in teaching pupils for speaking skill.
Here are some information on Tongue-twister. I took it from this website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongue-twister *feel free to browse for more. :) *
A tongue-twister is a phrase that is designed to be difficult to articulate properly, and can be used as a type of spoken (or sung) word game. Some tongue-twisters produce results which are humorous (or humorously vulgar) when they are mispronounced, while others simply rely on the confusion and mistakes of the speaker for their amusement value.

Tongue-twisters may rely on rapid alternation between similar but distinct phonemes (e.g., s [s] and sh [ʃ]), unfamiliar constructs in loanwords, or other features of a spoken language in order to be difficult to articulate. For example, the following sentence was claimed as "the most difficult of common English-language tongue-twisters" by William Poundstone.

The seething sea ceaseth and thus the seething sea sufficeth us.

This type of tongue-twister was incorporated into a popular song in 1908, with words by British songwriter Terry Sullivan and music by Harry Gifford. It was said to be inspired by the life and work of Mary Anning.

She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore.
The shells she sells are sea-shells, I'm sure.
For if she sells sea-shells on the sea-shore
Then I'm sure she sells sea-shore shells.

A slight variant replaces "on" with "by".

Many tongue-twisters use a combination of alliteration and rhyme. They have two or more sequences of sounds that require repositioning the tongue between syllables, then the same sounds are repeated in a different sequence. An example of this is the song Betty Botter.

Betty Botter bought a bit of butter.
The butter Betty Botter bought was a bit bitter
And made her batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter makes better batter.
So Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter
Making Betty Botter's bitter batter better

The following twister won the "grand prize" in a contest in Games Magazine in 1979:

Shep Schwab shopped at Scott's Schnapps shop;
One shot of Scott's Schnapps stopped Schwab's watch.

Some tongue-twisters take the form of words or short phrases which become tongue-twisters when repeated rapidly (the game is often expressed in the form "Say this phrase three (or five, or ten, etc.) times as fast as you can!"). Some examples include:

A Proper Copper Coffee Pot.
Betty bopper's battering batton made bertie bopper bite her.
Cecily thought Sicily less thistly than Thessaly.
Irish wristwatch.
Peggy Babcock.
Pleasant mother pheasant plucker.
Red Leather, Yellow Leather.
Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry.
Rubber Baby Buggy Bumper.
Smiley shlug with Shloer.
Unique New York.

Another example

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked,
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?

Swan swam over the sea,
Swim Swan swim,
Swan swam back again,
Well swam Swan.

:: Dialogue? ::

heyya, peeps! (=.=)b

Last week, my group mates, Hubert, Ahmad Muslim and Hishafinaz acted a role play in front of the class. The main idea of the role play was Inaz was having a housewarming party for her new house. She met with Hubert and invited him to come to her new house with Muslim and Nisa. There were some incident during the party and 3 of them were surprised to meet Inaz's fiance.

We acted the dialogue spontaneously because of the limit of time to practice. But, i felt happy and proud with my group's members even though we did not managed to win the most outstanding role-play. The co-operation among us is the most important thing because without it, we will not manage to complete any task which need group works.

So, below this are the dialogue for our role-play. Let's enjoy reading it! (^.^)v


Housewarming Party
Scene 1: Invitation on the phone
Scene 2: Arrival at the house
Scene 3: Meal Time

Scene 1: Invitation on the phone
Hello Hubert, it’s Inaz speaking.
Oh, Hi Inaz!
Yeah, it’s been awhile. How’ve you been? (to enquire)
Not too bad, thanks. And you?
I’m fine thanks. I’m calling because I wanted to tell you that I have moved to a new house just last month and I’m planning a housewarming party this Saturday evening. (to inform)
Oh that’s great! Where is your house? (to enquire)
Well, my house is in the Ocean Park residential area. I will text you the address and the information about the party. (to inform)
I see. I would love to come and celebrate you moving into your new house. Thanks for the invite! (to express gratitude)
It’s no big deal. Also, can you invite Muslim and Nisa also as I don’t have their phone numbers. I would like them to come seeing that we were quite a fun group during our time in the IPG. (to reminisce)
Sure thing. Those were good times indeed. I’ll let them know as soon as you’ve texted me your address.
Thanks Hubert. Anyways[u1] , I’ve got to go. It was nice talking to you. See you at the party then! Bye.
No problem. I’ll see you at the party! Bye.

Scene 2: Arrival at the house.
Walaikumusalam. (please edit) [u2] Hi Muslim, please come in.
Hello Inaz! (To greet)
Oh hello! You’re here with Mus I see. Is Nisa with you?
Hello Inaz. Yes I came with them as I didn’t know the way here. Thank goodness they wanted to pick me up.
It’s not a problem Nisa, what are friends for right? (to reflect)
Yeah. Wow, it smells really good in here, and your house looks superb! (to give praise/ admire)
Thanks Hubert. I did some renovations and tinkered with the interior design. I had my fiancé help me with the furniture choice. (to inform)
Talking about fiancé, where is the lucky guy? (to inquire)
Erm, he’s with his sister in the kitchen helping out with the cooking.
That’s interesting. You’ve got a man that cooks.
It’s all in God’s hands. I am blessed to have him. Here he comes now. (to show gratitude)
Well hello there.
Hubert, Muslim and Nisa:
What?! (to express wonder)

Scene 3: Meal Time
I can’t believe that _________ is engaged to you. We have never expected that!
I never expected it too. I suppose that’s what jodoh is all about.
I’m happy for you Inaz. I also agree with Hubert that your house looks splendid.
Yeah, I admire you Inaz. You’ve done well. (to compliment)
I agree. And the food your fiancé cooked tastes really good! (to compliment)
(Laughs) You never change, Hubert.

:: 1st entry for ELE3103::

Good Morning!
1.21 am?? :(
*early in the morning..
looking for idea for my reflections..
looking for mood.. :( *

so, this is my first entry for this semester..
I shared entries for ELE3102 and ELE3103 in this blog, so that I can read and observe if there is any improvement in my English, writing and speaking.. :)

short and sweet..
that's all for now..

Thursday, February 3, 2011

:: Oh, Mr. SQ3R! ::

Hey, darls!

Have you ever try any technique or tricks to track important information when you read any articles or books?

For me, I will just go through the pages without thinking any technique which can help me to search important points faster.
I know there are lots of trick and method which I can use in my reading, but LAZY is the suitable word to describe everything. :) *wink3*

But, after spending another hour with Mr. Camillus, I got a point where I should not waste my time to read the passage again and again.
Because he taught me on how to use SQ3R method in reading. *i like!*
Hurmm.. I never heard about SQ3R before. *aww..pity me!* :(

Thanks to Mr. Camillus for introducing mr. SQ3R to me. :)

At first, I don't understand what is SQ3R. Sounds like a 'jakun'. *i admit that!* haha..
But then, he asked us to find any article and try to apply SQ3R method to help us in reading.
He also provided us a guide on how to apply SQ3R method.
Luckily, it helps me to understand more about the steps in SQ3R method.

Opss.. What are the steps in SQ3R? :)

SQ3R is a reading strategy formed from its letters:






Note: SQ3R will help you build a framework to understand your reading assignment.

*copied from http://www.studygs.net/texred2.htm*

Then, I know and understand how to apply this method in my reading.
It is more easy than I need to read again and again without understanding the passage. :) *for sure!*

Will I use this method in future?
Hurm..I think I will IF I don't forget about its existence. hehe.. :)
But, I really need to apply this method in my reading technique, so that I won't wasting my time before or in examination hall.
It is important in study last minute technique. hoho..
*just kidding!*
Don't worry! I will practice this method in my reading because I just fall in love with it after applying it on my assignment before. :) *test-drive succeed!*

::if you wanna know more about Mr. SQ3R, you can read it from here : SQ3R !::
best of luck, darls!

::Craving for CHEESECAKE!::

holla guys!


FYI, I really love cheesecake..

Yesterday,we went to Sibu..
My mom need to settle down my late father's insurans at eTiQa..
After that, we went shopping at Farley, Sibu.. *as usual* wink3~
I bought my favourite cheesecake at Farley Bakery..
fuhhhhh! I like~
my mom said it is my birthday cake.. *belated* huhu..

it's okay because i still love it..haha..

just now, i search the recipe in the internet..
I found this beautiful blog..
It is all about cooking..

here is the link (credited to):
Sue Momster
*check it out!*

and, here is the recipe!
maybe you can try it out..
it is so *NYUMMY!*

~Japanese Cotton Soft Cheesecake~

140gm icing sugar
6 egg whites
6 egg yolks
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
50gm butter
250gm cream cheese
100mlfresh milk
1 tbsp lemon juice ( I also add in 1/2 lemon rind )
60gm cake flour ( I used self raising flour )
20gm cornflour
1/4 tsp. salt

Method :
1. Melt cream cheese, butter and milk over a double boiler. Cool the mixture. Fold in the flour, cornflour, egg yolks, lemon juice, lemon rind and mix well.
2. Whisk egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy. Add in the sugar and whisk until soft peaks form.
3. Add the cream cheese mixture to the egg white mixture and mix well. Pour into a 9-inch round springform pan (Lightly grease and line the bottom and sides of the pan with greaseproof baking paper or parchment paper).
4. Bake cheesecake in a water bath for 1 hours 10 minutes or until set and golden brown at 160 DC.

pictures of Japanese Cotton Soft Cheesecake!

*credited to Sue Momster!*

fuhhh..it looks so delicious!
i really wanna eat it again.. :D
i am looking forward to try this recipe..
maybe on next holiday.. :)

urghhh..craving for cheesecake! :(

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

::please take turn when you wanna talk!::


Last class, we learn on "Turn Taking" which discussed on how to take turn in communication. :)
It was an interesting topic to discuss on.

Our lecturer makes it more interesting to learn when he asked us to act out some dialogue that we created.
Hubert, Inaz, Mus and I wrote dialogues about friends who went to shop at Bintang Plaza.
They need to buy new dress and clothes to attend Anugerah Juara Lagu.
We acted it out in front of the class.

It was so funny but I really enjoy it! :D

Here are some information about 'TURN TAKING'

Turn Taking

In conversation, the roles of speaker and listener change constantly. The person who speaks first becomes a listener as soon as the person addressed takes his or her turn in the conversation by beginning to speak.

Conversations need to be organized therefore there are rules or principles for establishing who talks and then who talks next. This process is called turn taking.

The study of turn taking includes,
1.Turn constructional component
2. turn allocational component or turn taking rules
3. implicit and explicit markers.

Sacks suggested some guiding principles for the organization of turn taking in conversation. He observed that the central principle that speakers follow in taking turns is to avoid gaps and overlap in conversation.

Turn constructional component

The Turn constructional component describes out of which turns are fashioned. These basic units are called turn constructional units or TCUs. These units are grammatically, pragmatically, semantically, intonationally correct units. In a particular context they accomplish recognizable social actions TCU is a stretch on speech at the end of which another person could not start speaking.

Turn allocational component /Turn taking rules
The completion of a TCU results in a transition relevance place or TRP. At that point it is possible for another speaker to start speaking.
The rules are-
1. If the current speaker selects another speaker, that speaker must speak next.
2. If the current speaker does not select another speaker, someone may self-select as next speaker.
3. If nobody self selects, the current speaker may continue.
Sacks, Schegloffm, and Jefferson called it local management system.

Speakers themselves may signal their willingness to give up the floor in favor of another speaker (who can be nominated by current speaker only) They can do this by directing their gaze towards the next speaker and by employing characteristics gesturing patterns synchronizing with the final words. They may alter speech, speak more softly, lengthen the last syllable or use stereotypical discourse markers e.g. you know or sort of things etc. The current speaker indicates through certain markers that another person can take over. The other person may read the signals from the flow of speech, which suggest an opening is possible.

These signals or markers are of two types.
1.Implicit markers
2.Explicit markers.

Implicit markers: These are paralinguistic features such as body language and prosodic features.
e.g. falling tone and rising tone.

Explicit markers: These are linguistic features which invite a response - a)clauses-A super ordinate clause allows turn taking. A subordinate clause does not allow turn taking b)suggestion - A speaker asks for suggestion. e.g. Shall we go to picnic? c) Request - A speaker request the other person. e.g. Could you please open the door?
d) Question-A speaker asks question. e.g. What do you think?

Organization of conversation

A conversation can be viewed as a series of speech acts greetings, Inquiries, invitations requests refusals, accusations, denials, promises, and farewells. To accomplish the work of these speech acts some organization is essential.

A coherent conversation proceeds in an orderly way by a series of interaction moves with each participant having a turn to speak. However in emotional conversation, one speaker may interrupt another, this interruption is called turn stealing.

The right to speak in interaction is referred as ‘the floor’. Rules of turn taking tells us how to ‘get the floor’, to ‘hold the floor’, and to ‘give up the floor’. Getting on the floor holding the floor and giving up the floor, involves a whole series of signals some of which can be rather subtle. The most common signal that someone is ready to give up the floor is pausing. Generally the person who is speaking has the most rights over the floor. They usually can hold the floor for as long as they want, can select who will speak next and can constrain the next turn by controlling the topic.

Speakers who want to keep the turn or control the turn employ following strategies
1. They don’t pause at the end of the sentences
2. They make their sentences run on by using connectors like and, then, but so,etc .
3. They place their pauses at points where the message is clearly incomplete.

*credited to :
Anuja Khaire*
*This notes is copied from this website: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/turn-taking-in-linguistics.html *