Saturday, May 19, 2007



Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Some Places to Visit in Malaysia

Hot springs

South of Surkai

Kampung Guruh,

Gopeng, 20 mins south of Ipoh
Orang Asli and Rafflesia flowers

Kuala Selangor

Taman Negara Nature Reserve, near Merapoh

Maxwell Hill Hostel, Taiping, at top of hill
20 r per night

Gurung Jerai
Large mountain near Butterworth

Warisan Heritage Resort

Wildlife Dept for Perak, Shabrini
Camp for schools, reach by boat, - animal tracks, rafting, jungle walks

Pehilitan Park
Camp to educate kids about wildlife – how not to get lost, longhouse

Sunkai, 50 minutes south of Ipoh, Seledang
Wildlife department reserve
Capture and preservation of prehistoric deer

Salang Pusaka Resort, Tioman
Nice resort. No cars. Great restaurant. Iguanas in garden.

Ladang Bukit Gantang – homestay farm, Bukit Gantang, near Taiping
Tropical fruit, livestock, agro-touris

Nipah Water Front Hotel, Pangkor Island

Pos schools near Kuala Kangsar, Perak.
Hydro-electric dam. Great trip through jungle to reach them.

Bukit Gantang Homestays
012 587 7972
Fax 05 855 3991

Classroom Language

Asking for something
Can I have a pen, please?
Do you have a pen for me?
May I have a pen, please?
May I borrow your pen?

Excuse me.
I’m sorry.
Sorry about that.
Sorry I’m late.

Asking about meanings of words
What does bbbbbbbbbbbb mean?
What’s the Bahasa for bbbbb?
What does the word bbbbbbbbb mean?
How do you say bbbbbbbb in English/Bahasa?
How do you spell the word bbbbb?
How do you spell bbbbbbbbb?
How do you pronounce the word bbbbb?
How do you pronounce bbbbbbbbbbb?
What’s the past/past perfect for bbb?

Asking for help
I don’t understand.
Can you help me, please?
Is this right/correct?
Is this wrong/incorrect?
Is this true or false?
Can you say it again, please?
Can you repeat it, please?
Can you play it again, please?

Could/can you repeat that, please?
Can you say that again, please?

Saying hello and goodbye
Good morning/afternoon/evening/night.
Have a good weekend/day/night/holiday/time/game.
Goodbye/chow/see you.

Checking answers
What did you get/put/write for number (X)?
How did you answer number (XX)?
I agree.
I don’t agree.
What do you think?
I think that’s right.
I think that’s wrong.
Let’s ask the teacher.
Is this correct?
Is this right?

I don’t know.
Is this right?
Is this correct?
Is this ok?

Thank you. That was a very interesting lesson.

Well done!

Line up.
Move the tables and chairs.
Clean the blackboard.
Open the door/window.
Close the door/window.
Switch on/off/the light/air con.
Stand up.
Sit down.
Open/close your books.
Answer the questions.
Write the answers.
Work alone/in pairs/in groups.
Ask you partner these questions………
Answer your partner’s questions.
Listen and repeat.
Make the question.
Find the answer/meaning.
Listen to the tape and answer these questions.
Copy this into your notebooks.
The homework/exercise is on page ………………

Asking for clarification or more details
What exactly do we have to do?
And what about………….?
What do you mean?
Really? Why?
What do you think?
I didn’t hear what you said.
I didn’t get you.
I didn’t understand.
I don’t understand.
So then what happened?
What are we supposed to do?
What are we supposed to be doing?

Conversation fillers
You know, ……………….
You see, …………..
Do you know what I mean?
I mean, …………
Actually, ………………….
Responding to conversations Yes, I guess so.
No, I guess not.
Oh, that’s great.
Oh, that’s awful/terrible.
Really? That’s interesting.
You’re kidding!
You’re having me on!
You’re pulling my leg!
Pull the other one!

Sharing information
Who’s going to start/begin?
Which role are you going to take?
Age before beauty.
Beauty before the beast.
The dirt before the brush.
Whose turn is it?
I think we’ve finished. What should we do now/next?
You start.
Let’s start.
I’ll be ………… You be ……………..
It’s my turn.
It’s your turn.
Stop cheating!


Tuesday, May 08, 2007


Links for Logic and Critical Thinking

Some Links for Logic and Critical and Creative Thinking compiled by Dot MacKenzie edited 6th May 2006

1 Templates and links

2 Kick start your creativity

3 Exercise

4 Islands of brilliance

5 Mind maps

6 Cartooning

7 20 characteristics of a genius

8 Pest control

9 Lateral thinking puzzles

10 Lateral thinking puzzles

11 Links to puzzles

12 Puzzles

13 Links to puzzles

14 Links

15 Links to puzzles

16 Links for maths logic

17 Logic mazes

18 Information about creative thinking

19 Creativity/Problem Solving/Critical Thinking Lesson Plans and Resources

20 Creative thinking

21 Critical thinking

Friday, May 04, 2007

Passive Voice