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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