Friday, February 17, 2012 56 comments

How I Met Myself - Synopsis, Plot, Characters, Values & Literary Device

Someone sent a request:

Son of Adam said...

Did you have specific Synopsis for each Chapter?

I had a chance to scan a few pages from the module which I got at a literature course last year. Since the module that I received isn't too clear, the scanned pages aren't very clear as well. However, they are legible. I would like to apologize for that matter. The contents of the scanned pages are:
  1. Author's background
  2. Synopsis
  3. Plot
  4. Setting
  5. Characters
  6. Values 
  7. Literary devices

Download the pdf file here: How I Met Myself

Courtesy of: Curriculum Development Division. Ministry of Education Malaysia 2011
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 1 comments

R.I.P Whitney Houston

As someone who grew up listening to Whitney Houston's beautiful songs and angelic voice, I'm quite saddened by her sudden demise. My heart goes out to Whitney's family especially her only child, Bobbi Christina, who must have been really devastated over her mother's untimely death. Whitney will be greatly missed. 

Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012). 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 6 comments

Teaching sentence construction using the SVO table

Teachers can use ‘Mr. How and His 5 Wives Technique’ and the Subject-Verb-Object (SVO) table to help LEP (low english proficiency) students to construct sentences for essay writing. Teachers can download the following handouts (courtesy of the Education Department of Sepang District):
  1. Pecutan PMR (Halus) Set 1
  2. Pecutan PMR (Halus) Set 2
  3. Pecutan PMR Sample
Here's how the exercise looks like:

The first picture can be done as whole class activity before asking students to construct sentences for the other pictures individually or in groups.

Happy Thaipusam 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012 8 comments

How I Met Myself - Lesson Plan, Worksheet & Answers by Cambridge

Dear Teachers,

You may download the lesson plan, worksheet and answers for "How I Met Myself" which are developed by Cambridge on their interesting and informative website. The link to their website is:

You can also:
  1. Download lesson plan, worksheet & answers for "The Fruitcake Special".
  2. Download audio clips for "How I Met Myself" and "The Fruitcake Special" (terms and conditions apply).
  3. Read articles & teaching tips

How I Met Myself – a reflection on the use of graded readers in ELT

The Henry Brothers

While browsing the internet, I found an interesting article which discusses some fresh ideas on what teachers can do to help students study "How I Met Myself" by The Henry Brothers from this link :

The article discusses:
  1. What can the teacher do to help understanding?
  2. What can the teacher do to make the text more enjoyable?
  3. What will the students learn?
  4. What would the teachers need to say in the class?


Mawlid An Nabi (Maulidur Rasul)

Every 12 Rabiulawal (Islamic calendar), muslims around the world will commemorate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Let us unceasingly send salawat on the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam to show our love for him, our respect for him, and our obedience to him. 


أنتَ نورُ اللـَّهِ فـَجرًا
جـِئتَ بَعدَ العُسر يُسرًا
رَبُّنا أعلاكَ قـَدرًا
يا إمامَ الأنبياءِ

أنتَ فى الوجدان حَىٌّ
أنتَ لِلعـَينـَين ضـَىٌّ
أنتَ عِندَ الحَوض رىٌّ
أنتَ هادٍ وَصَفىٌّ
يا حَبيبى يا مُحَمَّد

يا نـَبىّ سَلام عَلـَيكَ
يا رَسول سَلام عَلـَيكَ
يا حَبيب سَلام عَلـَيكَ
صَلـَواتُ اللـَّه عَلـَيكَ

يَرتـَوى بـِالحُبِّ قـَلبى
حُبِّ خـَير رُسل رَبّى
مَن بـِهِ أبصَرتُ دَربى
يا شـَفيعى يا رَسولَ اللـَّه

أيُّها المُختارُ فينا
زادَنا الحُبُّ حَنينا
جـِئتـَنا بـِالخـَير دينا
يا خِتامَ المُرسَلينَ
يا حَبيبى يا مُحَمَّد

Anta noorol lahy fajran (You are the light of Allah at dawn)
Jeita baadal osry yosran (You came after the hardship as convenience)
Rabbona aalaka kadran (Our God raised up your position)
Ya imam al anbeya’ee (Oh Imam (Leader) of the Prophets)

Anta fel wejdany hayyon (You are alive in sentiment)
Anta lel aynayny dayyon (You are the light of eyes)
Anta endal hawdy reyyon (You are the irrigation at the Hawd (basin))
Anta haden wa safeyyon (You are the absolutely pure guide)
Ya habeeby ya muhammad (My beloved Muhammad)

Ya nabey salam alayka (Oh Prophet, peace be upon you)
Ya rassool salam alayka (Oh Messenger, peace be)
Ya habeeb salam alayka (Oh beloved, peace be)
Salawatol lah alayka (The prayers of Allah be)

Yartawee bel hobby kalby (My heart irrigates with love)
Hobby khayry rosly rabby (The love of the best of Messengers of my God)
Man behee absarto darby (Whom by him I have seen my path)
Ya shafee’ee ya rassool allah (My intercessor, Oh Messenger of Allah)

Ayyohal mokhtaro feena (Oh, the chosen out from us)
Zadanal hobbo haneena (Love boosted up the nostalgia)
Jeitana bel khayry deena (You came for us with religious peace)
Ya khetamal morsaleena (Oh, final Messenger)
Ya habeeby ya muhammad (My beloved Muhammad)


Saturday, February 4, 2012 1 comments

Use movie snippets to teach grammar

Salam & Hi Teachers,

Do you still teach grammar using the boring old traditional methods? Wake up teachers! This isn't in the 1950's anymore. It's high time you make a change &
inject some fun to the teaching and learning of grammar in your lessons by using movie snippets. For teaching ideas and materials (download for free), visit this interesting and superb blog developed by Claudio Azevedo:

About the author of the blog - , Brasilia, DF, Brazil:
  • A teacher at the Casa Thomas Jefferson, Brasilia, Brazil.
  • A Branch Coordinator and Teacher Trainer.
  • Like movies and see them with "different" eyes, try to see how he can use them in his classroom.
  • Dedicated his ideas to grammar activities with movie segments because, apparently, teachers use movies for many purposes, but grammar. Working with movie segments fosters students' production and interest.
  • Truly believe that grammar exercises should be attractive.
  • Developed a new blog for movie segments to enhance topic based classes, focusing on conversation, listening comprehension and vocabulary acquisition.

Some fragments from the blog:

Friday, February 3, 2012 4 comments

Mr Nobody - Wanted Poster

Here are the best Mr Nobody wanted posters drawn by 1 Imtiaz: