Last week had been quite interesting. A week after our midterms, drenched in a cloudy mist of sadness, disappointment, triumph for getting through the exams, and of course joy! this week we had Navya as our student-teacher. Which of course, was really interesting to see how she’d respond with this whole environment.

And I must say, she’s really good! She’s got the whole ‘mentor-guider-teacher-thing’ presence really going on for her naturally, so I’d expect the whole teaching session to be easy and breezy.

So let’s start off on Monday, Navya showed and explained a powerpoint of essay structures. We later went through it in detail, and improved in writing our introductions. She also gave us a homework-turned seatwork for us to write an essay on our opinion regarding whether we prefer eating outside(restaurants, food pubs) or just eating at home.

She also had us spot certain points in an essay, such as the thesis statement, the outline, the first idea, etc.

And I’m just going to point out that it felt really good writing in a whiteboard again. lol. It’s been quite sometime, with the smartboards and all. And weirdly enough, it was also really satisfying having the marker glide swiftly against the surface, the screeching sound is makes as I draw curved lines, the cool metal sending shivers to my spine.


But anyways, it was all good. Moving on to Wednesday, our double period day, we first wrote down our essays, which Navya checked during the first period. Then later on, we answered some questions she wrote on the board, and checked and discussed our answers. We also improved our essays and talked about things we should work on, and faults in our essays.

And that’s about it for the week. The whole experience was really fun, and I definitely can’t wait to see how Clar will handle everything next week! 🙂



Some vocab for our new story, ‘Tales Of The Supernatural’

1A: The Signal-Man by: Charles Dickens 

The vocabulary here(based on the audio) was quite easy to understand, the language and the diction used is actually quite common( despite the book being published during the late 1800’s) Therefore, I wasn’t able to pick up a lot of uncommon words. However, I did find some words that seemed interesting.

signalman-a person responsible for sending and receiving naval or military signals.

attentive– paying close attention to something.

telegraph machine-an apparatus for communication at a distance by coded signals; especially : an apparatus, system, or process for communication at a distance by electric transmission over wire.

electric bell-a mechanical bell that functions by means of an electromagnet.

precisely-in exact terms; without vagueness.

supernatural-(of a manifestation or event) attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature.


And that’s about it! 🙂 Happy Weekend!


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