Lulu had the privilege of having dinner with 2 writers, an activist and a walking trivia-ist [not trivial-ist, maybe a trivia-list but NOT a trivial-ist... erh, is Lulu confusing you?] last Sunday.
One of the writers was lamenting about the quality of English used by the reporters from Malaysia's leading English newspaper.
[At this point, Lulu needs to just tell her readers that she "studied" English up to Form 5 only. Lulu's a mad Math grad, not an English nor TESL graduate. But Lulu, kind hearted 'lu, sweet-sweet 'lu, thought that she should do her leetle (to rhyme with beetle) bit to help them improve their English.]
Back when Lulu was in school, back in those days when Big, Blue Marble was on TV, slightly after the days when dinosaurs walked the earth,
this used to be a regular feature in our English exercises.
We were supposed to pick the right whatever [Lulu forgot what the technical term is] to make up sentences.
1. I like to play badminton.
2. He likes to play badminton.
3. She likes to play badminton.
4. They like to play badminton.
so, basing on a report from the Star today, and from Lulu's research via Malaysiakini, Lulu's constructed her own table to help reporters from Malaysia's leading English newspaper with their grammar. hey ...This is kinda like a newspaper in education thingy.
AND the exercise is, of course, not just limited to them.
You could share it with your kids at home too. Of course, as the parent, you would need to help and guide them where necessary.
For those of you who want to do the exercise, but have no one to help check if your sentences are correct or not, feel free to mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Lulu will help go through them with you in due time.
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