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Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Std.10 English-U(IV) - Notes by Mahmud K. Pukayoor

Questions and Answers based on textual passages, Textual Activities and Solutions, Grammar and Discourses, Glossary of Difficult Words, Additional Activities and Solutions, Appreciation of the poem
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Monday, September 24, 2018

SSLC English-U(III)-Ch(2) - The Danger of a Single Story - Slide presentation made by Ms.Subha K.

SSLC English-U(III)-Ch(3) - The Ballad of Father Gilligan - Appreciation by Jisha K.


A ballad is a form of verse often a narrative set to music originally written to accompany dances and so were composed in couplets with refrains in alternative stanzas. W. B. Yeats's poem" The Ballad of Father Gilligan"  tells the moving story of Father Peter Gilligan and God Almighty's timely intervention in his life. The poem is written in the form of a ballad with a self contained story, which depends more on imagery than description. It was said that Yeats himself was too much interested in collecting legends and traditional songs of Ireland in his mature days that he ended up writing ballads. The great Providence and his everlasting benevolence is the theme of this beautiful poem. Father Peter Gilligan was at the end of his tether and was exhausted beyond measure running day and night performing his priestly obligations. The parishioners of Father Gilligan had contacted  a deadly epidemic and hence were dying. Half of them were in sick beds waiting for their deaths. He had to give the deceased the funeral rites and the dying the last communion. It was imperative for the Catholics to receive the rites of extreme unction so that their souls are salvaged and the doors of heaven would be opened for them. He was too physically exhausted that he started mumbling himself and lamented, on a whim that he had neither rest, joy nor sleep. In the meantime a poor man has sent for him which he nodded. The next moment, he realized that his desperate outburst was nothing short of a grave sin and he endeavours to rationalize his errant words by pegging on to the claim that it was not his willful soul which was dying to help his people that expressed such a grievance  but his exhausted body. Seeking forgiveness, the father knelt leaning on the chair and becomes fast asleep. Father Gilligan wakes up next morning as if jolted by a kick, a shudder going deep down his spine, an intense feeling of guilt enveloped him as he was not able to give the poor man his service. He rides recklessly to the spot on a horse back keeping his life at stake. On reaching the house, he was too startled to find that the man had already died. The lady who opened the door exclaims that it was his second visit. He cries in alarm as he realized that God had sent one of his angels to minister his duties to save him from eternal damnation and also to give salvation to the poor man. Father Gilligan praises the glory of God. He compares Him to a priest whose parish is the whole universe. He proclaims that for all the labours we have taken God has unfailing sympathy and care stored for us. The poem is a homage to the traditional Irish poetry and legends. He presents rural Ireland with the poverty of people and their extreme religiosity. The poem is  a literary ballad written according to the tenets of ballad form. It has a narrative, couplets,with refrains, common regional dialect and adventure, dramatic and folksy. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

SSLC English 2018 - Analysis of Textual Passages and Poems by Mahmud K.

Here are some analytical questions based on passages and poems in the English textbook for Std. X and their answers. Students can try to answer on their own and evaluate their answers referring to the answer keys provided herewith.

Download the questions and answers lesson-wise :


UNIT I

HUES OF LIFE



UNIT II

THE FRAMES



UNIT III

LORE OF VALUES


UNIT IV

FLIGHTS OF FANCY


UNIT V

DOWN MEMORY LANE



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

SSLC English-U(III)-Ch(3) - The Ballad of Father Gilligan-Revision by Jisha K.

Std.10 English-U(III)-Ch(3) - The Ballad of Father Gilligan - Simple Character Sketch by Manoj sir


Thanks to A.R. Manoj sir

SSLC English - Ballad of Fr.Gilligan - School Boy - Mother to Son :- Comprehension Questions

Sri. Ramachandran. K,  H S A English has prepared comprehension questions from the poems SCHOOL BOY and THE BALLAD OF FATHER GILLIGAN.

Almost all the possible questions have been listed out. Kudos to his sharing mentality. Thank you very much sir.





Std.10 English-U(III)-Ch(3)- The Ballad of Father Gilligan - An Appreciation

Dear all,

This is Jisha K. working as HSA English at GHSS Kattilangadi, Tanur, Malappuram. I would like to share with you all some notes I have prepared for Class X English learners. Hope you would tell me the response through comments.


Std.10 English-U(III) Two Brothers - Notes by Jisha K.

Dear all,

This is Jisha K. working as HSA English at GHSS Kattilangadi, Tanur, Malappuram. I would like to share with you all some notes I have prepared for Class X English learners. Hope you would tell me the response through comments.

 SSLC English - Two Brothers - Notes

SSLC English - Unit III - Two Brothers - by Jisha K.

Std.10 English-U(III)-Ch(1) - The Best Investment I Ever Made - Slide Presentation by Mahija P.T.

Std.10 English-U(III)-Ch(1)- The Best Investment I Ever Made - Reading Comprehension Worksheets by Libin Kurian

Dear friends,
I have prepared a few worksheets on reading comprehension based on the short story 'The Best Investment I Ever Made' class 10. I would like to share them with you all. Kindly go through the same and let me have the feedback.
Regards,
LIBIN K. KURIAN
HSA English

Std.10 English-U(III)-Ch(1)- The Best Investment I Ever Made - Video by Arunkumar A.R.

Dear teachers,
                       As always our beloved Arunkumar A.R. sir has come up with his latest video lesson on 'The Best Investment I Ever Made' in Unit III of SSLC English text book. Let us all encourage him through our comments.

SSLC English - The Best Investment I Ever Made - Video by Arunkumar A.R.


Std.10 English-U(III)-Ch(1)- The Best Investment I Ever Made - TM - by Prasanth P.G.

Dear Teachers,
                       This post is a Teaching Manual (not for students) on the chapter THE BEST INVESTMENT I EVER MADE. Please comment so that I can know the responses.



Prasanth P.G.
H.S.A. (Eng)
G.H.S.S.Kottodi
Kasaragod Dist.

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

Dear all,

This is Jisha K. working as HSA English at GHSS Kattilangadi, Tanur, Malappuram. I would like to share with you all some notes I have prepared for Class X English learners. Hope you would tell me the response through comments.

 SSLC English - The Best Investment I Ever Made

Std.10 English-U(III)-Ch(1&2) - The Best Investment I Ever Made & The Danger of a Single Story - Summary by Jipson

SSLC English - Summary - Best Investment and Danger of a Single Story by Jipson Jacob

Dear all,
              Sri. Jipson Jacob has in the previous years helped a lot of students to score good marks through his study materials. This time its a short summary of two proses. Hope that it would be useful for all.


 Mr. Jipson Jacob
H.S.A. English
A.V. Higher Secondary School
Ponnani, Malappuram


SSLC English-U(III)-Ch(2) - The Danger of a Single Story- Revision by Jisha K.

Std.10 English-U(III)-Ch(2) - The Danger of a Single Story - Write Up by Jisha K.

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

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.

Std.10 English-U(III)-Ch(1) - The Best Investment I Ever Made - Simple Narrative by Manoj Sir

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

Thanks to Manoj Sir

SSLC English-U(III)-Ch(1) - The Best Investment I Ever Made - Revision by Jisha K.


Std.10 English-U(III)- Two Brothers - Notes by Jisha K.

Std.10 English-U(V)-Ch(2)- My Childhood Days - Adichie's speech - Notes by Jisha K.

Dear all,

This is Jisha K. working as HSA English at GHSS Kattilangadi, Tanur, Malappuram. I would like to share with you all some notes I have prepared for Class X English learners. Hope you would tell me the response through comments.

SSLC English - Adichie's speech - Notes by Jisha K.

Monday, August 13, 2018

App for School Election by Jipson Jacob

സ്കൂളില്‍ ഇലക്ഷന്‍ നടത്താനായി MIT App inventor ഉപയോഗിച്ച് മലപ്പുറം പൊന്നാനി AVHSS ലെ ഹൈസ്‌കൂൾ വിഭാഗം ഇംഗ്ലീഷ് അധ്യാപകനായ ശ്രീ. ജിപ്സൺ ജേക്കബ് ഉണ്ടാക്കിയ ഒരു  ആന്‍ഡ്രോയിഡ് ആപ്പിന്റെ ഏറ്റവും പുതിയ വേര്‍ഷനാണ് ഈ പോസ്റ്റിൽ പങ്കു വെയ്ക്കുന്നത്. മുന്‍പ് പബ്ലിഷ് ചെയ്തതിൽ നിന്ന് കുറേയേറെ മാറ്റങ്ങള്‍ വരുത്തിയിട്ടുണ്ട്. ഹെല്‍പ് ഫയലില്‍ കാര്യങ്ങള്‍ വിശദ്ധമായി പറഞ്ഞിട്ടുണ്ട്.
ഇന്‍സ്റ്റാള്‍ ചെയ്ത ശേഷം clear എന്ന പാസ്വേഡ് നല്‍കി database ക്ലിയര്‍ചെയ്തുവേണം ഉപയോഗിക്കാന്‍. 

എല്ലാ വിദ്യാര്‍ത്ഥികള്‍ക്കും പഴങ്ങളാണ് ചിഹ്നങ്ങളായി നല്‍കിയിരിക്കുന്നത്. മത്സരിക്കുന്ന കുട്ടികളുടെ എണ്ണം Set ബട്ടണ്‍ ഉപയോഗിച്ച് ക്രമീകരിക്കാം (എന്നാല്‍ മോക്ക് പോളിങ്ങിനു ശേഷം clear ചെയ്താല്‍ വീണ്ടും സെറ്റ് ചെയ്യേണ്ടിവരും). റിസള്‍ട്ട് അറിയാന്‍ get എന്നാണ് പാസ്വേഡ്. ഒരു കുട്ടി വോട്ട്ചെയ്താല്‍ 10 സെക്കന്റു നേരത്തേയ്ക്ക് ബട്ടണ്‍ അപ്രത്യക്ഷമാകുന്ന രീതിയിലാണ് ക്രമീകരിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നത്. ബാക്കി ഏറെക്കുറെ വോട്ടിങ്ങ് മെഷീന്‍പോലെയാണ്. ഉപയോഗിച്ചുനോക്കി അഭിപ്രായങ്ങള്‍ കമന്റായി അറിയിക്കുമല്ലോ? മറ്റു ചില മാറ്റങ്ങളും അദ്ദേഹത്തിന്റെ മനസ്സിലുണ്ട്. ക്രമേണ അതും ഉള്‍പ്പെടുത്താം എന്നു അദ്ദേഹം കരുതുന്നു.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Std.10 English-U(II)-Ch(1) - Project Tiger - A Wall Magazine

പത്താം  തരം ഇംഗ്ലീഷ്  രണ്ടാം യൂണിറ്റിലെ  "PROJECT THE TIGER " എന്ന പാഠത്തെ ആസ്പദമാക്കി സാധ്യതയുള്ള Discourses ഉൾപ്പെടുത്തി ഒരു ചുമർ പത്ര രൂപത്തിൽ അവതരിപ്പിക്കുകയാണ്  മലപ്പുറം ജില്ലയിലെ കാട്ടിലങ്ങാടി ഗവ.ഹയർ സെക്കന്ററി സ്കൂളിലെ ചിത്രകലാധ്യാപകനായ  സുരേഷ് കാട്ടിലങ്ങാടി

Std.8 English-U(II)-Ch(1) - A Shipwrecked Sailor - Narrative

Narrate the story of Velasco as if you were Velasco's friend.


Velasco and his four friends were sailing through the Caribbean Sea. Suddenly a huge storm hit the ship and in no moments the ship was torn into pieces. When Velasco gained his conscience ,he was in the middle of the ocean. There was no sign of the ship anywhere. He thought he was utterly alone. But a couple of minutes later, he began to hear shouts nearby. He spotted Julio Amador Carabello, the tall well-built officer who was yelling at someone.Velasco felt relieved because he realized that at least he was not alone in the dangerous sea. He was holding onto a crate. Suddenly he spotted two liferafts at the crest of a dancing wave. After what seemed to be a struggle for sometime, he caught hold of the raft and in the meantime, one of the rafts disappeared. It was by then he saw three of his mates trying to reach the raft. It was Castillo and Carabello. The former was clinging on to the neck of Carabello. On the  other side, it was Rengifo, who was holding his headphones aloft, a confident young man. A few yards away was,Ramon Herrera, the happy young man from Arjona.Velasco was clueless as to whom to save first. He saw himself paddling furiously towards Herrera .But couldn't save him because of a heavy wind. Herrera was not seen any longer. Carbello and Castillo were just three metres away and were struggling to reach the raft. But a gigantic wave lifted the raft and tossed it. When he came down, he couldn't see the two.The only one who was swimming confidently was Rengifo. But the weather was tough and he couldn't paddle a little. Rengifo, after swimming for a long time showed signs of exhaustion. He signalled Velasco to come near to him. The wind was blowing heavily and his reply  didnt reach the fatigued man. In his struggle to stay alive Rengifo didn't give up. He ducked under water to prevent the waves from sweeping him away. There was a moment when Rengifo was too near to touch the oar. But unfortunately ,Rengifo gave up. Velasco saw his hands sinking down for ever in the water. A desperate Velasco remained in the water searching for more of people .But none came up. It was getting hot out there in the middle of the sea. The sun was metallic hot. Velasco figured out that the shipwreck claimed the lives just in ten minutes .He calculated that the rescue team could take at least three or four hours to reach him. Sitting on the life raft, waiting for the rescue team was something beyond words. He, without food and water and some bruises tried to resign to his fate. Alone in the middle of the sea, he was completely uncertain as to what to do. Fighting solitude was a daring act. Velasco started counting his belongings. It was to distract himself from the stray thoughts that haunt him. 

Std.8 English-U(II)-Ch(1) - A Shipwrecked Sailor - Character sketch of Loui Alejandro Velasco


Attempt a possible character sketch of Velasco

Alejandro Louis Velasco is the narrator of the lesson the shipwrecked sailor. He is the lone survivor of the disastrous shipwreck that claimed a lot of lives. A young and brave  sailor ,Velasco was on board the ship with some of his shipmates. He chanced to get hold of the life raft and felt easy in the beginning as he saw many of his shipmates around him in the sea trying to stay afloat amid the cargo ,a few yards away . He could easily recognize the voices of his friends and keep their appearance and manners to his heart. He is an amiable man who remembers each of his close friends. A man of courage ,Velasco wished earnestly to help his friends and he struggled in vain to reach them.Velasco remains courageous through out the tough survival. It took ten days for the rescue team to reach him. A brave Velasco managed to remain alive with an unfailing spirit and with equal confidence.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Std.10 English-U(II)-Ch(1) - Project Tiger - Possible Discourses by Jisha K.

Std.8 English-U(I)-Ch(3) - Taj Mahal by Jisha K.


Friday, July 13, 2018

Std.10 English-U (I) - Chapters (1, 2 & 3) Summaries by Jipson Jacob

Jipson sir,

Your posts were always hits in English Blog. Once again thank you for this latest post on summaries of Vanka, Snake and the Mirror and Project Hero.

Mr. Jipson Jacob
H.S.A. English
A.V. Higher Secondary School