Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Funny English

Double Meaning

Meaning of English words

Used to mean only….
Used to mean only….
“Memory” was something you lost with age
“An Application” was for employment
“A program” was a TV show
“A cursor” used profanity
“A keyboard” was an organ
“A virus” was the flu
“A CD” was a bank account
“A hard drive” was a long trip on the road
“A MOUSE” is a pest
“Hardware” are stuff used by carpenter
“Port” is a place a ship lands
“Server” is a plate use to serve food or drinks
“Client” is a human being we provide service to
“Net” is used to catch fish
“Web” is the house of a spider

What about words like “software”, “joystick”, “plug & play”, “wifi”, “touchscreen” etc etc……….

With the computer age, no wonder there are such situation as “generation gap”. Have fun learning the double meaning of simple English words, whether you are young or old.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dokumen Standard Prestasi KSSR for SK and SJK

Teachers now can find latest Dokumen Standard Prestasi KSSR for Year 1 and Year 2 which just received from Lembaga Peperiksaan. For your information, the Dokumen Prestasi for Year 1 and Year 2 are combined. The new Dokumen Year 1 seems to be different from previous version. Teachers who wish to view the Dokumen Standard Prestasi KSSR Tahun 1 and Tahun 2, please find the links below or click more. We are now receiving more Dokumen Stardard and in the process of adding. Please check often.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Teachers required to serve in areas far from their hometowns

HULU SELANGOR: Being transferred to another school is one of the service criteria for teachers and they must accept it when told to move, said Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong.
He said it was compulsory for every teacher to serve in areas far from their hometowns for a certain period.
“They cannot serve next to their houses all the time until their retirement,” he told reporters after visiting SRJK (C) Bukit Tangga near here yesterday.
Dr Wee was responding to Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s statement that the Education Ministry was embarking on an exercise to transfer English language teachers to overcome shortage.
Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said that currently, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur had a large number of English language teachers and some of them were not even teaching the language as they had refused to be transferred.
“It is high time teachers changed their mindset. Children in rural areas should not be deprived of quality education,” Dr Wee said.
Last year, the Education Depart­ment received close to 11,000 applications for transfer but only about 4,000 were approved.
“We cannot entertain all. There must be a balance,” he added.
Citing an example, Dr Wee said only 120 teachers applied to be transferred out of Kelantan while some 2,200 wanted to be transferred back to the state.
“Many schools in rural areas really need English language teachers. How are we going to meet the demand?” he asked.
Dr Wee said the department would look into the teachers’ appeals on a case-by-case basis and would give priority to those with health problems.
He added that the Government also had allocations for hardship and transport allowances for those posted to rural areas.
In another development, Dr Wee asked the 1,950 first batch of degree holders from teacher training colleges to be patient before they could start work as degree qualifiers.
He said the ministry was in the midst of resolving the issue with other agencies such as the Education Service Commission, Malaysia Qualifications Agency and Public Service Department. He said the Government had on 2008 amended the Education Act 1996 to allow courses in teacher training colleges to be upgraded to degree level.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


As you know adjectives are used to describe the nouns and here I wish to show you that they are also used to compare two or more different objects while describing them. Here are two rules for use in such comparison:
1. Positive, Comparative & Superlative
The Positive is used when speaking of or describing an object, eg. short, big.
The Comparative is used when comparing two objects and is formed by adding “-er” to the Positive, e.g. shorter, bigger.
The Superlative is used when speaking of more than two objects and is formed by adding “-est” to the Positive e.g. shortest, biggest.


The following are exceptions to the rule which you will have to learn by heart.

  • Peter is shorter than his brother by almost a head.
  • He is the least surprised over the news compared to the others.
  • I am older than you by 5 years.
  • Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world.
2. Using “More” & “Most” for adjectives with two or more syllables
Generally for adjectives of two or more syllables “more” is used comparatively, and “most” is used superlatively, e.g. careful, more careful, most careful.
beautifulmore beautifulmost beautiful
brilliantmore brilliantmost brilliant
cautiousmore cautiousmost cautious
comfortablemore comfortablemost comfortable
generousmore generousmost generous
graciousmore graciousmost gracious
handsomemore handsomemost handsome
ignorantmore ignorantmost ignorant

  • This sofa is the most comfortable among all displayed in the showroom.
  • Sally is more beautiful now compared to herself before the makeover.
  • Kelly is the most brilliant kid in the whole classroom.
  • Uncle Sam is the most generous among the members of this big family.