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Happy Valentines Day!

Wishing all my young readers (and readers who are young at heart :) ) a VERY HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

There are many opinions on the origin of Valentines Day. However, the most popular is in remembrance of a priest named Saint Valentine who lived in Rome in 290AD.

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Wishing all my readers a VERY HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!

As you may well know, the oldest and the most important festival celebrated by the Chinese all over the world is the Spring Festival better known as the Chinese New Year. The Spring Festival celebrates the Earth coming to life and the beginning of the planting season.

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An Angel of Hope!

Diyanah has made a sketch of an angel of hope to commemorate the New Year.

Enjoy and have a wonderful New Year 2010!

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Under the Blossoms

_under_the_blossoms__by_catt_gal_2006Copyright © 2009 – Diyanah

I guess everyone is a bit exhausted from Halloween parties and trick-or-treating so for today’s posting, I have decided to post this picture instead of beginning a new lesson. This is one of Diyanah’s traditional media portraits, only this time she used water based markers and not watercolour. Enjoy!

This is her description of the drawing:

“This is my depiction of the Lewis Carrol characters, Alice and the Cheshire Cat. In my spin-off fiction, which I am still writing from time to time, the Cheshire Cat grows affectionate towards the heroine, Ellis, though she is unaware of it. I was in the mood to draw a romantic picture of both of them. Notice that only the tree they are sitting under blooms cherry blossoms while the other trees in the background are still the same green and autumn colours. I’ve never seen a cherry tree in real life; only on television and in stories but I do believe they are beautiful :)

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Happy Halloween~

dont_answer_your_door_tonight_by_catt_gal_2006

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Happy Halloween to everyone! I hope you’re having a good time :) This is a picture Diyanah drew for this occasion as she enjoys the horror genre very much. These are actually her original comic characters but dressed up as her favourite monsters from famous movies. Below is her description, in case you might not remember who the characters are.

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Happy Berry

Alright, today is a Sunday and I’ve decided to add a little change to the usual postings. Here I have two versions of the same painting done by Diyanah. She calls it Happy Berry because of the bright colours she used.

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9.1 Possessive Adjectives

The words my, your, our, his, her, their and its are possessive adjectives. We use them to show that something belongs to someone. They show ownership. Let’s look at the pictures:

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Alice in Wonderland – A special treat for all of you! :)

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Copyright © 2009 – Diyanah

This is a special treat for many readers who want to know who the artist is for my lessons and hope to see more of her drawings.

The artist, Diyanah, is my daughter. She is 16 years old. She has finished high school last year and is going to university next month in October.

Diyanah started to draw before she could hold a pen steadily. She drew a whale on our coffee table with a big marker when she was 20 months old.

Now back to the picture.  Hollywood is coming out with a new movie called ‘Alice in Wonderland’. This picture is Diyanah’s interpretation of all the characters in the story.

Diyanah would like to say a big thank you to all of you and she will be very happy to receive your answers to a few questions she has prepared:

1. Do you like Alice’s dress?

2. What is the name of the character who is holding a big jelly on a plate?

3. What is the name of the character who has a clock in his hand?

4. What do you think they are doing?

Diyanah would be extremely delighted if you could tell her what you think of her picture.

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8.2 My cat’s paper ball

Using the apostrophe ‘s

We can also add the ‘s to a noun that means a person or an animal.

my cats paper ball

This is my cat’s paper ball.

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8.1 Whose cat is this?

Using the apostrophe ‘s


When we want to say something belongs to a person, we add the ‘s to his or her name.
We use whose to ask if something belongs to a person. Example: Whose cat is this? It is Ali’s cat.

ali's cat

Ali has a cat. This is Ali’s cat.

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4.1 Singular and Plural Nouns

 

Singular means one. Plural means more than one.

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Exercise 11 Underline the proper nouns

 

Read each sentence aloud until you can say it without looking at the words.

 

Example:

 

Sarah lives in Kuala Lumpur.

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3.1 Proper Nouns

 

A proper noun is a special name given to a person, pet or place. It begins with a capital letter.

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2.6 Using some and any

We can use some and any for countable and uncountable nouns.

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2.5 Using many and a few

We use many and a few for countable nouns.

Butterflies and chicks are countable.

many and few butterflies color There are many butterflies.                     There are a few butterflies.

many and few chicks color

I can see many chicks.                                  I can see a few chicks.

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2.4 Using much and a little

We use much and a little for uncountable nouns.

Rice and water are uncountable

much and little rice

There is much rice on the plate.                      There is a little rice on the plate.

much and a little water

There is much water in this jar.                       There is a little water in this jar.

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2.3 Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Look at the picture. What’s cooking?

cooking color

Countable nouns: Uncountable nouns:
a chicken a litre of water
two carrots a cup of rice
three onions a teaspoon of salt
four potatoes

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1. Nouns

A noun is a word that names anything.

Look at the picture. What can you see?

nouns-boy

There is a boy, a cat, a book, a pillow, a ball, a yo-yo, a pen, two pencils, two sheets of paper and an apple.

The words boy, cat, book, pillow, ball, yo-yo, pen, pencil, paper and apple are nouns.

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