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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Std. 8 English - Question Bank prepared by Std.8 A of St.Thomas HSS Erumely

Dear all,

My students of Std.8A and I came up with a novel idea of doing the revisions in a useful way. They, in groups, discussed and prepared a collection of diaries, letters, character sketches, editing exercises, phrasal verb collection, language exercises etc. While they were doing it I expressed my interest in publishing their question bank through English Blog. They became very happy and started doing it more sincerely. 

They corrected each other's mistakes, polished and chiseled the answers and found time to get it typed using the computer lab.

Please note that this is a students' work and not complete in any manner as a study material. This is just an example of how students will become self motivated to do revisions if they have a specific motive before them.

Collection of Possible Diaries
Collection of Possible Letters
Collection of Possible Conversations

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Templates of Composition Articles and their Specimens

Dear Sir,
Here are templates of various composition articles such as formal and informal letters, diary entry, narrative, speech, profile, notice, review, write-up, profile etc. and their specimens as well. I believe that these models will help students in improving their own writing skills.

Templates of Composition Articles and their Specimens

Thanks and regards,
Mahmud K,
IAEHSS, Kottakkal, Vatakara

Saturday, December 02, 2017

SSLC English-Second Terminal Evaluation 2017-18 Model Question Paper By Mahmud K.

Dear Sir,
          I have prepared and attached herewith an SSLC model question paper for the second terminal evaluation 2017-18 and all the answers have also been provided to help students.
There is another attachment containing templates of various composition articles which, I hope,  will definitely help students understand each item of composition easily.

Thanks and regards,
Mahmud K
IAEHSS, Kottakkal, Vatakara

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

SSLC English - Worksheets on various grammatical terms for SSLC by Mahmud K.

Dear Sir,

Here are some worksheets with answer keys for the SSLC students on various grammatical terms such as:
1. Active and Passive Voice.
2. As soon as/No sooner … than/hardly…when /scarcely…when.
3. Conditional Sentences.
4. Direct and Indirect/Reported Speech.
5. Enough (Usage)
6. Had better.
7. Tag questions.
8. The more…the more.
9. Dialogue completion.

Thanks and regards,
Mahmud K.
IAEHSS, Kottakkal, Vatakara.

Monday, November 20, 2017

An application to practice the Language Element questions from ORUKKAM-2017 by Pramod N. Moorthy

Dear all,

Our English club has designed an application to practice the Language Element questions from ORUKKAM-2017 which has been released recently by our education department.

This app lets the student to practice the questions in a user interface. There are twenty questions in it. Instead of writing in the paper, they have to type or select the answers in the GUI window.

​The LEFT and RIGHT ARROW MARKS seen on the top of the windows take you to the next question and previous questions

Questions are based on phrasal verbs, prepositions, editing, reported speech etc.

If a student types or selects the wrong answer the app will indicate it with red color and give him an error message.

Try it and report if there are any mistakes....

If it is useful and error free then share it....

OS : Edubuntu [ =>14.04 ]
How to install :
Download the .deb file and install it with double click

Run from Application -> Education -> Orukkam

Pramod N. Moorthy

Thursday, November 16, 2017

English Blog-Std.10 English-U(V)-Ch(3) - The Schoolboy Comprehension Questions by Jisha K,

by Jisha K.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

SSLC English - All Poems - Critical Appreciation by Mahmud K.

Dear Sir,

Here are notes on critical appreciation of all the poems in the 10th standard textbook. An appendix of the common figures of speech is also included to help students analyze and understand the poems and the notes well.

Thanks and best regards,

Mahmud K
IAEHSS, Kottakkal, Vadakara.

Critical Appreciations of all Poems in Std X textbook

Sunday, November 05, 2017

SSLC English - Grammar & Composition and Textual Activities Made Easy by Mahmud K.

Dear Sir,

Here is another humble effort from my side for the tenth standard students  to help them learn and do the textual activities regarding grammar and compositions. I have tried to address almost all the activities in the whole textbook pertaining to grammar and composition with adequate explanations and details. I hope this will be beneficial to students and teachers alike.

Thanks and best regards,
Mahmud K
IAEHSS, Kottakkal, Vatakara

Std.10English-U(III)-Ch(1) - The Best Investment I Ever Made

Thursday, November 02, 2017

English Blog-Std.10 English-U(III) - Worksheet on Reported Speech by Libin K. Kurian

I have prepared a worksheet on Reported Speech based on Unit 3 for class 10. Hope it will be useful for our students.


Libin K. Kurian
HSA English

Monday, October 30, 2017

Std.9 English U(III)-Ch.(2) – Listen to the Mountain by Manoj Sir

Sample Petition by the Villagers

Thanks to Manoj Sir

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Std.8 English-U(III)-Ch(1) – The Light on the Hills by Manoj Sir

Std.8 English-U(III)-Ch(1) – The Light on the Hills – Notes by A.R.Manoj

Character sketch of the Girl

The girl in the story 'Light on the Hills' is a light of inspiration to her brother. She is very loving and encouraging. Her positive attitude motivates him very much. She is a lover of nature and beauty. Her words are sincere and effective. We felt her presence even after her death.

Letter of appreciation

Dear friend,

I'm Sooraj, studying in class 8. Yesterday I went to the town hall with my friends. I was so thrilled to watch your paintings. Your dedication and hardwork is felt in every piece of work. Among them that landscape named 'Light on the Hills' was very attractive. We all liked it very much. It really has the magic touch of a genius. It is hard to take eyes from it. Well done dear friend. We all are much inspired by your dedication and hardwork.

Heart felt wishes and waiting for your upcoming works.

with love

on behalf of students and teachers

Thanks to Manoj sir

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Std.10 English-U(III)-Ch(2) - The Danger of a Single Story

Dear teachers and students,
The lesson The Danger of a Single Story in X standard English textbook is a speech by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a young and highly popular Nigerian writer. The speech was presented at an official TED conference in July 2009.

"Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding". (Recorded at TEDGlobal, July 2009, Oxford, UK.)

The audio file of the speech is attached herewith and the video is available here: https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story     

Students can enjoy it going through the text simultaneously with the real voice of its authoress.

Thanks and regards,

Mahmud K
IAEHSS, Kottakkal, Vatakara.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Common Figures of Speech and Grammatical Expressions - by Mahmud

I am an English Teacher and a regular visitor and enthusiast of English Blog. I have prepared some notes on the commonest figures of speech and grammatical expressions with special focus on Std.X textbook. It is hoped that the SSLC students and teachers will benefit from it. 


Mahmud K.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Std.9 English-U(III)-Ch(2)-Listen to the Mountain - by Leena Pradeep

Dear all,
              A power point presentation which can be used as an introduction to the lesson "Listen to the Mountain" in Std. 9 English - Unit 3
Leena Pradeep

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Std. 8 English - Lesson Plans by Leena Pradeep

Mrs. Leena Pradeep, HSA English of GHSS Kodungalloor has been a helping hand to many beginners, teacher trainees and those lazy ones who look for a model lesson plan / teaching manual. She is good at preparing TMs and generous in sharing it. English Blog thanks her on behalf of the teacher community in Kerala.

Mrs. Leena Pradeep
GHSS Kodungalloor

Std. 8 English - Unit 1 - Lesson Plan
Std. 8 English - Unit 2 - Lesson Plan
Std. 8 English - Unit 3 - Lesson Plan
Std. 8 English - Unit 4 - Lesson Plan
Std. 8 English - Unit 5 - Lesson Plan

Monday, August 21, 2017

First Term Exam 2017 - Std.10 English Answer Key by Javed K.T.

SSLC Unit I - Chapter I - Vanka - Question Bank

SSLC 2017 - ENGLISH - DCE Tvm - Adapted Resource Material for the Empowerment of Scholastically Backward Students

       For the SSLC Exam 2013 the District Centre For English Thiruvananthapuram under Dept. of General Education, Govt. of Kerala had prepared an - Adapted Resource Material for the Empowerment of Scholastically Backward Students. That was one of the most downloaded study materials that year and the subsequent years till the syllabus changed.Recently when I went through it I could see that if the old syllabus related pages are removed the study material is still relevant. Thus I did the same and here is the final one.

You will really like it for sure.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Std.10 English-U(I)-Ch(1) -Vanka - Imaginary Interview with Vanka - Audio

English Blog in the last 6 years has published a lot of study materials but this one is the first of its kind being published in our Blog.

A team of teachers have prepared an audio file - an imaginary interview with Vanka. The teachers who worked behind it are Mr. Jaleel sir, Mr. Sunny sir, Mr. Rojan sir and Ms.Suba.

Hats off to them to for its perfection. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Reported Speech - Worksheets by Libin K. Kurian

I am sending a set of worksheets on Reported Speech based on units 1 & 2 Class 10. Hope it will be useful for our students and colleagues. 


Libin K. Kurian
HSA English

Std. 7 English - The Owl and the Pussy Cat - by Dipu Santhosh

Dear all,
It is very interesting when someone reads out a poem to us. Hearing the lines being recited helps us understand the poem better. With this in mind, I have made some short videos of poems read out, along with short introductions, from the English text book of Class 7.
Here is the first of the bunch. Special thanks to Dr. Lal C. A. for the script and narration..
Hope you will find it useful!

Thanking u in advance..
Dipu Santhosh

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Std.10 English-U(II)-Ch(3) - Blowin' in the Wind - Notes by Jisha K.

Mrs. Jisha K., who regularly shares with us study materials has prepared for us a note on 'Blowin' in the Wind' and English Blog is proud to publish it.

Mrs. Jisha K.
HSA English
Govt. Boys HSS Tirur

Monday, August 07, 2017

Phrasal verbs with go

Phrasal verbs with go

Go about something – set to work at it
  • We are not going about it in the right way.
Go ahead – start; make progress
Go after – try to obtain or overtake
  • There is no point in going after him.
Go away – leave home
Go back on / go back upon – withdraw from a promise etc.
  • He went back on his promise.
Go by – pass; be guided by
  • It is a good rule to go by.
Go down
When a ship goes down, it sinks. When the sea or wind goes down, it becomes calm. When a story goes down it becomes accepted by the reader.
  • His explanation didn’t go down well with his wife. (= His wife didn’t accept his explanation.)
Go for – attack; be sold for
  • That house went for a huge amount.
  • All his work went for nothing.
Go in for – take part in a competition, examination; take up as a hobby
  • He went in for gardening on retirement.
  • He goes in for classical music. (= He has a special interest in classical music.)
Go into – enter; examine
  • The investigators went into the evidence. (= The investigators examined the evidence.)
  • Let’s go into the details.
Go off – (of a gun) explode; (of food) lose quality
  • The milk has gone off.
  • The goods in this shop have gone off. (= The goods in this shop are now inferior to the goods in other shops.)
  • The gun went off all of a sudden.
Go off – have the result hoped for
  • The program went off well.
Go on – continue; happen
Go out – (of a fire or light) stop burning
  • Suddenly the lights went out.
Go over – examine or study thoroughly
  • Students must go over the study materials before taking the exam.
Go around – be enough for everyone
  • We don’t have enough food to go around.
Go through – suffer
After her husband’s death, the poor woman had to go through a lot of hardships.
Go with – (of colors) be in harmony with
  • Green goes well with orange.
Go without – endure the lack of
Plants can’t go without water. (= Plants cannot endure the lack of water.)
Phrases with go
Go to law – start legal action against somebody
Go to pieces – break up
Go to seed – become less active intellectually
Full of go – energy, enthusiasm
  • He is full of go. (= He is full of energy.)
Have a go at something – attempt
  • Next week, I am going to have a go at TOEFL. (= I am going to attempt TOEFL next week.)
On the go – busy, active
  • A laptop is an indispensable companion for professionals on the go.
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