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This year the English department welcomed two new teachers, Jenna and Tim. A lot of work has gone into the teaching of students already. For both grade 9 and 10 focus has been on writing a variety of  well-structured paragraphs. Grade 9 has covered two topics: Food and nutrition; Animals and us, whilst grade 10 has covered Leisure and entertainment; Travel and transport. Learning is through group work and direct teacher instruction. Grade 9 will produce a poster on the topic, Animals and us and write a book review of, American Born Chinese. Grade 10 will produce a travel brochure on Travel and transport  and write a book review of Diary of a wimpy kid. In addition, the classes will have listening tasks. All these tasks will contribute 50% towards the end of semester grade.




Opportunities to make learning interesting are made use of. One such opportunity was the story telling event on 23 October where the entire school was treated to Jamie’s story telling expertise. The event was characterized by humorous stories from the iconic Jamie himself and, of note, was his involvement of the audience through song and mentor group activities. In class some grade 10 students made posters on some of the stories from the story telling event and threw in a few adjectives to describe Jamie the story teller. In addition, they identified the moral of the stories. They found the following stories fascinating: The youngest, seemingly timid queen who killed the evil king; the uncle and his skeleton bones; the golden bird of freedom singing, na na na na; the king who wanted to know, Who is the most important? What is the right thing to? When is the right time to do something?;  Tizhong , the poor boy who became the king and married the princess. These stories, because of the story teller’s ingenuity, impressed both young and old. The DP1 English A students applied their Paper 1 Textual analysis skills in appreciating the effectiveness of the event. They also linked the thought-provoking tasks to TOK. Some of the students who witnessed the event last year remarked that the two events could not be compared because each was unique on its own, whilst others observed that the stories this year were stereotypically masculine, with more violence and bloodshed. As for DP2 students, they were so impressed that they even re-enacted the story about Tizhong at the beginning of the lesson the following day.




At the moment, the DP1 English B classes are involved in Interactive oral presentations under the core topic on Social relationships, whilst their English A counterparts are working on their Further Oral activities under Part 1 – Language in cultural context. The following are the topics studied under Part 1: the evolution of English; endangered languages; Language and identity; language and power; language and immigration; language and community; language and gender/sexuality. During the course of the semester, they have also practised writing textual analysis Paper 1 (SL) and Comparative textual analysis (HL). Meanwhile, DP2 English A students are reading and analyzing Part 3 works. They have just completed the play, The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt and are now on the second play, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, after which will follow, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, just for HL students. Finally, DP2 English B have finished reading the second text, The yellow wallpaper and other stories, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and have completed the first draft of their written assignments, completed the study of the optional topic, Leisure, and are now working on the second option topic, Health. Soon they will start practising for their Individual Oral exam to be done at the beginning of next semester. On the whole, all seems to be on course and the staff wish their students a successful academic year. 


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