Friday, July 30, 2010

let's get away from the grammar for a while..

while i was googelling yesterday..i found this..very interesting..a comparison of computer technology..
this can useful for us, teslians who's taking computer &technology subject..
what do you think..have you seen it before?? there other comparison that you found..share with me here..

Monday, July 26, 2010

Fun With The Conjunctions..

Since i've started this teaching blog, i found many interesting video relating to conjunctions. In my opinion, this kind of video can be used by teacher as the part of their learning tools.This definitely can be the best introduction so that the students became interested to the topic that they going to learn. Come and join me and let's have a lot of fun with the conjunctions. Click here to see the video.. +Conjunctions+ If you have some other interesting video on conjunctions.Hope you can share it with me..

My Lesson Plan

As a part of my assignment i have to create a lesson plan using conjunction as my topic. So, i have come up with a 60minute teaching&learning involving Form1 students.

Click here to see my Lesson Plan

Do correct me if there is any mistake or error.

Exercise For You..


Subordinating Conjunctions

The majority of conjunctions are "subordinating conjunctions". Common subordinating conjunctions are:
  • after, although, as, because, before, how, if, once, since, than, that, though, till, until, when, where, whether, while

A subordinating conjunction joins a subordinate (dependent) clause to a main (independent) clause
Look at this example:

main or
independent clause
subordinate or
dependent clause
Ram went swimming
it was raining.


A subordinating conjunction always comes at the beginning of a subordinate clause. It "introduces" a subordinate clause. However, a subordinate clause can sometimes come after and sometimes before a main clause. Thus, two structures are possible:

1) Ram went swimming although it was raining

2) Although it was raining, Ram went swimming Tip :
A subordinate or dependent clause "depends" on a main or independent clause. It cannot exist alone. Imagine that somebody says to you: "Hello! Although it was raining." What do you understand? Nothing! But a main or independent clause can exist alone. You will understand very well if somebody says to you: "Hello! Ram went swimming."

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Jack&Jill Nursery Rhyme

something i found in the internet..using coordinating conjunction..feel free to try and sing along [^_^]

Friday, July 23, 2010

Coordinating Conjunctions

The short, simple conjunctions are called "coordinating conjunctions":

• and, but, or, nor, for, yet, so

A coordinating conjunction joins parts of a sentence (for example words or independent clauses) that are grammatically equal or similar.

Look at these examples - the two elements that the coordinating conjunction joins are shown in square brackets [ ]:

• I like [tea] and [coffee].

• [Ram likes tea], but [Anthony likes coffee].

Coordinating conjunctions always come between the words or clauses that they join.

When a coordinating conjunction joins independent clauses, it is always correct to place a comma before the conjunction:

• I want to work as an interpreter in the future, so I am studying Russian at university.

However, if the independent clauses are short and well-balanced, a comma is not really essential:

• She is kind so she helps people.

When "and" is used with the last word of a list, a comma is optional:

• He drinks beer, whisky, wine, and rum.

• He drinks beer, whisky, wine and rum.

The 7 coordinating conjunctions are short, simple words.
They have only two or three letters.
There's an easy way to remember them - their initials spell:

F         A       N     B     O     Y        S

For   And   Nor   But   Or   Yet   So 

Can U answer this question?

hehe..i know this is easy..but, feel free to try..leave your answer in the comment box..


A conjunction is a word that "joins". A conjunction joins two parts of a sentence.
Here are some example conjunctions:

Coordinating Conjunctions                     Subordinating Conjunctions
*and, but, or, nor, for, yet, so*           *although, because, since, unless*

We can consider conjunctions from three aspects. Forms, function and position.

Conjunctions have three basic forms:

• Single Word
for example: and, but, because, although

• Compound (often ending with as or that)
for example: provided that, as long as, in order that

Correlative (surrounding an adverb or adjective)
for example: so...that

Conjunctions have two basic functions or "jobs":

Coordinating conjunctions are used to join two parts of a sentence that are grammatically equal. The two parts may be single words or clauses, for example:
- Jack and Jill went up the hill.
- The water was warm but I didn't go swimming.                                   

• Subordinating conjunctions are used to join a subordinate dependent clause to a main clause, for example:
- I went swimming, although it was cold.


• Coordinating conjunctions always come between the words or clauses that they join.

• Subordinating conjunctions usually come at the beginning of the subordinate clause.

In next lesson we will look in more detail at:

• Coordinating Conjunctions

• Subordinating Conjunctions

*some conjunction can be seen in this text..
  can you count how many is there?

My introduction of teaching

hello friends.. i am sure for those who read my previous post is wondering what i want to teach, simply because i called this a learning blog. actually the last two post is not what i want to teach, it is more on the introduction of my subject for this blogspot project.  so, i would like to start my teaching lesson on one of the parts of speech. as we all know, there are nine parts of speech. They are articles, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections. and i bet some of my teslians friends will come up with any of this nine parts.

as for me, all of the nine parts of speech is very interesting, but i would like to go further on conjunctions. i did some research on this topic and found many interesting things to share with my friends. i hope all of you enjoy my teaching&learning and do leave some comments.

Computer Technology

Computer technology refers to the design, construction and programming of computers. This broad definition encompasses a few major areas such as hardware, software and networking.


Computer hardware technology includes the inner workings of computers: hard drives, central processing units (CPUs) and CD/DVD readers. Much computer technology for personal computers involves reducing the amount of space needed to hold memory so that more can fit into a home computer, giving the user the ability to store more information. There is also computer technology focused on making CPUs more efficient and longer lasting.


The computer programs that people use are just as important as the hardware that runs them. As the hardware technology advances and people require more out of their programs, software technology must also advance. Private companies, especially Internet security companies, work very hard to keep their programs updated and better than their competitors. An understanding of programming languages and programming techniques is needed to work in the field.


Internet technology is also computer technology. The information superhighway often relies on special computers called servers, whose main function is to process data coming in and out of a particular areas. Computer technology in this field also takes into account the lines that the data must pass through, such as phone lines or broadband connections. The safety of this data exchange is also paramount, since much of it involves personal information, and hackers are always looking to find ways to illegally access it.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Technology is a term referring to whatever can be said at any particular historical period, concerning the state of the art in the whole general field of practical know-how and tool use. It therefore encompasses all that can be said about arts, crafts, professions, applied sciences, and skills. By extension it can also refer to any systems or methods of organization which enable such technologies, any field of study which concerns them, or any products which result.