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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Story Time

The Ant and The Dove
A Dove saw an Ant fall into a brook. The Ant struggle in vain to reach the bank, and in pity, the Dove dropped a blade of straw close beside it. Clinging to the straw like a shipwrecked sailor to a broken spar, the Ant floated safely to shore.
Soon after, the Ant saw a man getting ready to kill the Dove with a stone. But just as he cast the stone, the Ant stung him in the heel, so that the pain made him miss his aim, and the startled Dove flew to safety in a distant wood.
A kindness is never wasted.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Notes on Nouns


A noun is a word used to name a person, place, thing and animal.


1. Persons : teacher, brother, Ali, Mrs. Tang, etc.

2. Places : school, hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Sg. Petani, Pacific Ocean, etc.

3. Things : chair, book, HP printer, Artline maker pen, etc.

4. Animals: cat, dog, Si Tompok, Pak Belang, etc.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Worksheet for Nouns and Verbs

English Worksheet: 

1. Look at the following words:

cook, swim, answer, copy, climb, smell, fight, watch, play, smile

What type of word are they? Nouns? Verbs? Both?

2. Write four short sentences using each word as

a) a noun
b) a verb

3. Find 10 other English words that can be used as both nouns and verbs 


1. All the words can be used as both nouns and verbs.

2. Here are some examples:

Using each word as a noun:

  • We have just hired a new cook.
  • Would you like to go for a swim?
  • That was a good answer, George.
  • Can you make another copy of that report, please?
  • We had a difficult climb to the summit.
  • What a strange smell!
  • We enjoyed watching the big fight on Saturday.
  • I need to buy a new watch.
  • The play was very disappointing. I expect better from the RSC.
  • Sian has got a lovely smile.

Using each word as a verb:

  • Alex was too tired to cook dinner.
  • Jake loves to swim.
  • Please answer my question!
  • Barbara tried to copy my answers, but I didn’t let her.
  • The little boy climbed upstairs to bed slowly.
  • I can smell something delicious!
  • Please don’t fight over the remote control.
  • Did you watch the match last night?
  • We’ve been playing in the garden with Auntie Jane.
  • Annie smiled and went inside.

3. Here are some examples:

pull, hope, joke, drink, sleep, frown, cheat, fall, walk, drive