Wednesday, June 27, 2012

  A lesson on Conditional Sentences

Prepared by Sri. Thankachan K. M. Kulappallil

Types of sentences and Reported speech

A lesson on Types of sentences and Reported

It will be easy for a teacher to use a projector and explain
things to the pupils.

Prepared by Sri. Thankachan K. M. Kulappallil

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Why Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam ?

Dear Fellow Citizens,

APJ Abdul Kalam at SpeechWhy is the media here so negative?
Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements?
We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
We are the first in milk production.
We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.
We are the second largest producer of wheat.
We are the second largest producer of rice.
Look at Dr. Sudarshan , he has transferred the tribal village into a self-sustaining, self-driving unit. There are millions of such achievements but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and failures and disasters.
I was in Tel Aviv once and I was reading the Israeli newspaper. It was the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had the picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed his desert into an orchid and a granary. It was this inspiring picture that everyone woke up to. The gory details of killings, bombardments, deaths, were inside in the newspaper, buried among other news.

In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.. Why are we so NEGATIVE? Another question: Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? We want foreign T.Vs, we want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology.
Why this obsession with everything imported. Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance? I was in Hyderabad giving this lecture, when a 14 year old girl asked me for my autograph. I asked her what her goal in life is. She replied: I want to live in a developed India . For her, you and I will have to build this developed India . You must proclaim. India is not an under-developed nation; it is a highly developed nation.
Do you have 10 minutes? Allow me to come back with a vengeance.
Got 10 minutes for your country? If yes, then read; otherwise, choice is yours..
YOU say that our government is inefficient.
YOU say that our laws are too old.
YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the garbage.
YOU say that the phones don't work, the railways are a joke. The airline is the worst in the world, mails never reach their destination.
YOU say that our country has been fed to the dogs and is the absolute pits.
YOU say, say and say. What do YOU do about it?
Take a person on his way to Singapore . Give him a name - 'YOURS'. Give him a face - 'YOURS'. YOU walk out of the airport and you are at your International best. In Singapore you don't throw cigarette butts on the roads or eat in the stores. YOU are as proud of their Underground links as they are.. You pay $5 (approx. Rs. 60) to drive through Orchard Road (equivalent of Mahim Causeway or Pedder Road) between 5 PM and 8 PM. YOU come back to the parking lot to punch your parking ticket if you have over stayed in a restaurant or a shopping mall irrespective of your status identity… In Singapore you don't say anything, DO YOU? YOU wouldn't dare to eat in public during Ramadan, in Dubai .. YOU would not dare to go out without your head covered in Jeddah.
YOU would not dare to buy an employee of the telephone exchange in London at 10 pounds (Rs.650) a month to, 'see to it that my STD and ISD calls are billed to someone else.'YOU would not dare to speed beyond 55 mph (88 km/h) in Washington and then tell the traffic cop, 'Jaanta hai main kaun hoon (Do you know who I am?). I am so and so's son. Take your two bucks and get lost.' YOU wouldn't chuck an empty coconut shell anywhere other than the garbage pail on the beaches in Australia and New Zealand ...
Why don't YOU spit Paan on the streets of Tokyo ? Why don't YOU use examination jockeys or buy fake certificates in Boston ??? We are still talking of the same YOU. YOU who can respect and conform to a foreign system in other countries but cannot in your own. You who will throw papers and cigarettes on the road the moment you touch Indian ground. If you can be an involved and appreciative citizen in an alien country, why cannot you be the same here in India ?
In America every dog owner has to clean up after his pet has done the job. Same in Japan ..
Will the Indian citizen do that here?' He's right. We go to the polls to choose a government and after that forfeit all responsibility.
We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the government to do everything for us whilst our contribution is totally negative. We expect the government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking garbage all over the place nor are we going to stop to pick a up a stray piece of paper and throw it in the bin. We expect the railways to provide clean bathrooms but we are not going to learn the proper use of bathrooms.
We want Indian Airlines and Air India to provide the best of food and toiletries but we are not going to stop pilfering at the least opportunity.
This applies even to the staff who is known not to pass on the service to the public.
When it comes to burning social issues like those related to women, dowry, girl child! and others, we make loud drawing room protestations and continue to do the reverse at home. Our excuse? 'It's the whole system which has to change, how will it matter if I alone forego my sons' rights to a dowry.' So who's going to change the system?
What does a system consist of? Very conveniently for us it consists of our neighbours, other households, other cities, other communities and the government. But definitely not me and YOU. When it comes to us actually making a positive contribution to the system we lock ourselves along with our families into a safe cocoon and look into the distance at countries far away and wait for a Mr.Clean to come along & work miracles for us with a majestic sweep of his hand or we leave the country and run away.
Like lazy cowards hounded by our fears we run to America to bask in their glory and praise their system. When New York becomes insecure we run to England . When England experiences unemployment, we take the next flight out to the Gulf. When the Gulf is war struck, we demand to be rescued and brought home by the Indian government. Everybody is out to abuse and rape the country. Nobody thinks of feeding the system. Our conscience is mortgaged to money.
Dear Indians, The article is highly thought inductive, calls for a great deal of introspection and pricks one's conscience too…. I am echoing J. F. Kennedy's words to his fellow Americans to relate to Indians…..
Lets do what India needs from us.
Thank you,
Dr.. Abdul Kalam

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Comprehensive lesson on Question Tags

Dear Teachers,
         Mr. Thankachan K.M. Kulappallil had sent us Synopsis of all the prose chapters of Std. X English Text four months ago.
        Now he has sent us a 'Comprehensive lesson on Question Tags'. There is no doubt that it will be useful for the teachers and students. The material is published below and can be downloaded as word and .pdf files from the links given below. 
           I take this opportunity to thank Thankachan Sir and humbly request him to send more.
To get it
First click on the link "download". A Google docs window will be opened. 

When you click on file you will get a list. Click "Download" in that list. The computer will ask you where to save it. Done !

A question tag is used to confirm a statement; it is written at end of the statement.
1. An auxiliary joins with a pronoun to form a tag question for a positive tag.
[aux + pronoun + ?]
For a negative tag the contracted form of 'not' [n't] is used after the auxiliary.
2. A tag is negative when the statement is positive.
eg. He is a doctor, isn't he?
3. The tag is positive when the statement is negative.
eg. He is not a doctor, is he?
['No' is not the only negative word. not, never, nobody, hardly, scarcely, little, few, seldom etc
also make the sentence negative]
It is no good, is it?
There is little sugar in it, is there?
4. If there is no pronoun, a suitable pronoun depending on the gender of the subject is used-
'He' for male, 'She' for female, 'It' for lifeless things and 'They' for plural subjects.
Eg. Mohan is a doctor, isn't he?
The boys are playing, aren't they?
5. If there is no auxiliary one of 'do, does, did' is used.
'do’ for the first form [write], 'does' for ‘s’ form [writes] and 'did' for past form [wrote]
eg. He played well, didn't he?
He plays well, doesn't he?
They play well, don't they?
1. The question tag for 'I am' is 'aren't I?'
eg. I am late, aren't I?
2. After imperatives 'won't you?’ is often used to invite people to do things and
will/would/can/can't/could you? to tell or ask people to do things
eg. Give me a hand, will you?
Do sit down, won't you?
Open a window, would you?
Shut up, can't you?
After a negative imperative, we use will you?
Don't forget, will you?
3. After let's ........., we use shall we?
eg. Let's have a party, shall we?
4. There is something wrong, isn't there?
There weren't any problems,were there?
5. Nobody,somebody, and everybody take they as subject
eg. Nobody phoned,did they?
Somebody wanted a drink,didn't they?
6. Nothing takes 'it' as subject
eg. Nothing can happen, can it ?
Now add suitable tag questions to the following statements.
1. I am helpful,.........
2. She has gone,........
3. Meera studies well,.......
4. Nobody recognised me,........
5. It is not correct,.............
  1. Few people go there,...........
  2. The boys never come late,...........
8. Everybody has arrived,..............
9. Gowri has no enemies,...........
10. Let us sing together,..............
11.Come with me,................
12. Don't disturb me, .............

Monday, June 11, 2012

Please help me with blogging

      I made a big blunder. In the right margin of my blog I have given the links to download Malayalam fonts. Recently I installed all of them together in my system and now everything seems confused. The Malayalam fonts look awkward. Now I am not able to type Malayalam the way I was doing it till last week. If anybody knows the solution please help me to fix the problem
Ph. 9847738356

Friday, June 08, 2012

Download a List of Most Commonly used 100 nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs.

            ഇന്റെനെറ്റില്‍ നിന്നും ശേഖരിച്ച ഏറ്റവും കൂടുതല്‍ ഉപയോഗിക്കപ്പെടുന്ന 100  nouns , adjectives , verbs , 256 adverbs  എന്നിവയുടെ ഒരു ലിസ്റ്റ് താഴെ നല്‍കിയിരിക്കുന്ന ലിങ്കില്‍ നിന്നും ഡൌന്‍ലോഡ്  ചെയ്യാം. ഓരോന്നിന്റെയും വലതു വശത്ത് മീനിംഗ് എഴുതാന്‍ ഇടം നല്‍കിയിട്ടുണ്ട്. കീബോഡ് ഉപയോഗിച്ച് മലയാളം ടൈപിംഗ് എനിക്ക് വശമില്ലാത്തതിനാലാണ് അങ്ങനെ ഇടം ഇട്ടിരിക്കുന്നത്. മലയാളം ടൈപ് ചെയ്തു ചേര്‍ക്കാന്‍ കഴിയുന്ന, 'ചെയ്യാന്‍ മനസുള്ള' ആരെങ്കിലും ഉണ്ടെങ്കില്‍ ഡൌന്‍ലോഡ് ചെയ്തെടുത്ത് അതില്‍ മലയാളം മീനിംഗ് ചേര്‍ത്ത് അയച്ചുതന്നാല്‍ ബ്ലോഗില്‍ പ്രസിദ്ധീകരിക്കാം. കേരളമെങ്ങുമുള്ള അധ്യാപകര്‍ക്കും കുട്ടികള്‍ക്കും അതൊരു അനുഗ്രഹമാകും...

Beginners please note: Click on the following link. It will take you to a Google docs page where you can see the learning materials. To download them click on File and in that list Click Download. Save it to your computer.

Click Here to Download a List of Most Commonly used 100 nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs.

For separate lists click on the following:

List of 100 Common Nouns

List of 100 Common Adjectives

List of 100 Common Verbs

List of 100 Common Verbs and their three forms

List of 256 Common Adverbs

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

അദ്ധ്യാപകന്‍ ആരായിരിക്കണം ?

മാത്സ് ബ്ലോഗിന്റെ പ്രധാന ശില്‍പികളില്‍ ഒരാളായ ഹരി സര്‍ അദ്ദേഹത്തിന്റെ തന്നെ ബ്ലോഗില്‍ അടുത്തിടെ എഴുതിയ കമന്റ് ആണ് താഴെ നല്കിയിരിക്കുന്നത്. മാത്സ് ബ്ലോഗിന്റെ അടിസ്ഥാനവും ഈ ചിന്ത തന്നെയാണ് . ബേസില്‍ സര്‍ തന്റെ വെബ്സൈറ്റ് ആയല്‍ ക്വോട്ട്  ചെയ്ത ആ മാത്സ് ബ്ലോഗ്‌ കമന്റ് ഇംഗ്ലിഷ് ബ്ലോഗും അതെ പടി പോസ്റ്റ്‌ ചെയ്യുകയാണ്.
പുതുവത്സരാശംസകള്‍ ......

Hari | (Maths) June 4, 2012 6:48 AM

അധ്യാപകനെ ആരോടെങ്കിലും ഉപമിക്കാനാകുമെങ്കില്‍ അതൊരു ശില്പിയോടു മാത്രമായിരിക്കും. തന്റെ കയ്യില്‍ കിട്ടുന്ന മണ്ണ് കുഴച്ച് ഒരു ശില്പമുണ്ടാക്കുമ്പോള്‍ അത് ജീവസ്സുറ്റതായി മാറണമെങ്കില്‍ ഏറ്റവും ശ്രദ്ധ വേണ്ടത് ശില്പിക്കു തന്നെയാണ്. മണ്ണിന്റെ ഗുണവും പശിമയുമെല്ലാം വളരെ വളരെ ചെറിയ ഘടകങ്ങള്‍ മാത്രം. അതു പോലെതന്നെയാണ് സമൂഹത്തിന് ഉപകരിക്കുന്ന വിധത്തിലേക്ക് തന്റെ മുന്നിലിരിക്കുന്ന വിദ്യാര്‍ത്ഥികളെ രൂപപ്പെടുത്തിയെടുക്കുന്നതില്‍ അധ്യാപകനുള്ള പങ്കും. നമ്മുടേത് കേവലം ശമ്പളം കിട്ടാനുള്ള ഒരു ജോലി മാത്രമല്ല, നിശ്ചിത ജോലി സമയവുമില്ല. വിദ്യാര്‍ത്ഥികള്‍ക്ക് മാതൃകയായ ഒരു ജീവിതം കാഴ്ച വെയ്ക്കാന്‍ നമുക്ക് കഴിയണം. അത്ര മാത്രം ജാഗരൂകണം ഓരോ വാക്കുകളിലും നമ്മള്‍ ..

മാത്സ് ബ്ലോഗിലെ ഈ കമന്റ്‌ എല്ലാവര്‍ക്കുമുള്ള പ്രവേശനോല്‍സവ ദിന സന്ദേശമായി സമര്‍പ്പിക്കുന്നു ...