App Review: Google Meet

You recently used an application to communicate with your teachers and friends from your home. Here are some of your friends’ comments about the performance of the App.

‘It was amazing.

‘It was worried about data loss.

write a review for your school magazine giving your ideas. The comments may give you some ideas, but you should try to use some ideas of your own, Your review should be about 150-200 words

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Exam Tips for Cambridge IGCSE ESL

Ann’s English Academy is here to provide you with some easy tips to achieve an A* in Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language examination (0510/11) within 30 days!

1-10 days exam overview

 You have to learn everything you need to know for the examination

  • Make a realistic time table to study systematically
  • Make a list of the most difficult questions
  • Eat the frog(The frog is that one thing you have on your to-do list that you have absolutely no motivation to do and that you’re most likely to procrastinate on. … Eating the frog means to just do it, otherwise, the frog will eat you meaning that you’ll end up procrastinating it the whole day.)
  • Take regular breaks
  • Reward yourself when you achieve a difficult topic
  • Make notes
  • Make a formula kit or a vocabulary list
  • Revise your notes material first paper questions
  • Highlight difficulties
  • Practice more challenging questions
  • Make a checklist of easy, difficult, and the most difficult questions

11-20 days revise the past paper questions

  • Print out the past paper questions and practice on it 
  • Solve the past paper exercises that you find is the most challenging.
  • Solve all past paper questions and variant papers of 10 years
  • Solve past papers in the exam like environment
  • Set time
  • Avoid distractions
  • Correct the reading papers according to the marking scheme
  • Find an expert to mark your writing task
  • Reread the question so that when the wrong under refer back to the mistakes.                

21-31 Days

  • Make sure you have 10 days between solving  past papers and revision
  • Strengthen in your weak area with the help of an expert
  • Get a 6 to 8 hours sleep
  • Eat healthy food
  • Stay hydrated
  • Provide playtime for you
  • Follow timetable 
  • Communicate with the prayer groups
  • Keep in touch with your teachers
  • Revise your notes as much as possible
  • Go through the previous mistakes during the past papers solving
  • Make a checklist of the most challenging questions and make sure you are ready with the most difficult questions.

Five Books Expat Keralites must Buy for their children in their Life.

1.The Legends of Khasak

by O V Vijayan

Ravi embarks on a journey due to restiveness innate of guiltiness and wretchedness that culminates in the intriguing village of Khasak, a land past with myths and dreams. Ravi enthrals everyone around him and finally, he realizes that there is no escape from inexorable prescriptions of karma….. O V Vijayan’s much-applauded the first novel, it is an astounding accomplishment, a must read for young people of Kerala.

2.The God of Small Things

by Arundhati Roy

A modern book every Malayalee should read or recommend young ones to read and grow . You will never forget the life of twin siblings Rahel and Estha and their mother Ammu. A book that thrown Malayali individuality into international prospect when Ammu starts loving a man below her class…… It won the Booker Prize in 1997.

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3.Ente Katha (My Story)

by Kamala Surayya Das

An autobiography of Madhavikutty, Kamala Das or Kamala Surayya, one of India’s greatest poets, authors and the radical feminists that unknots the tempestuous life ever lived. People treasured her frankness and exposure of her private life those were completely against the prescribed social norms of behaviour for women in India. A must read for the young adults of India.

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4.Aadu Jeevitham (Goat Days)

by Benyamin

A life that touched the hearts of thousands of people around the world. In this modern world, we can’t even imagine that a man lived without seeing another human for 2 years but Najeeb’s experience with a herd of 700 goats makes readers to ruminate that they are also trapped like him…. A must read for expatriates and their family.

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Randamoozham (The Second Turn, Bhima: Lone Warrior)

by MT Vasudevan Nair

Bhima: Lone Warrior (Randamoozham “The Second Turn”) is considered as the masterpiece of the author. It redefined conservative mythological perceptions. The novel is the recapitulation of Mahabharata from the viewpoint of Bhima..

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Cambridge IGCSE® English as a Second Language Practice Tests 1

with Answers and Audio CDs (2): For the Revised Exam from 2019 (Cambridge International IGCSE)

Authors: Tom Bradbury and Mark Fountain
Edited by: Katia Carter and Tim Carter

Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language Practice Test (For the revised exam from 2019)

Are you looking for an IGCSE English as a Second Language exam practice test for the revised examinations from 2019? If yes, you are in the right place.

Now you can prepare for the exam with practice tests written by current examiners. This write-in book contains four new extended practice tests that help students prepare confidently in the weeks before the Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language exam. By completing the tests, learners develop familiarity with the format of the assessment and enhance their reading, writing, speaking and listening technique.

With answers at the back of the book, this resource is perfect for learners’ self-study or for teachers to save time when marking. Audio for the listening exercises is on the accompanying CDs or on the Cambridge University Press website.

How to write a speech on leadership to deliver in school assembly?

Honourable judges, teachers, parents and my dear friends. Good morning one and all. I’m Ann Maria and today I’m going to express my views on the most important quality a student must have in his life.

What do you think is the most important quality for a student? I think it is the leadership qualit. Leadership is the action of leading a group of people in the right direction.

Dear friends, have you heard about the famous American president, Abraham Lincoln? When he was a boy, he was very poor. He did not get a chance to study well. He read books under the street light. But he had leadership qualities, that made him the most famous American president of all time.

I would like to share with you the important qualities that make good leaders. The first and most important quality is honesty and integrity. A leader should have confidence and he must inspire others. He must be a good communicator and should take responsibility and accountability. For me, a leader should be creative and innovative. Last but not least, a real leader should have decision-making abilities. Dear friends, if you want to become leaders, you should try to develop all these qualities.

Today I would like to remind you of a great Maldivian leader, Mohamed Thakurufaanu. You can see all the leadership qualities in him. Another great example is Mahatma Gandhi who was born with leadership qualities. He fought against British people and won freedom just like Mohamed Thakurufaanu.

Friends, in conclusion, I would like to say those leadership qualities are important things for becoming an ideal student. You all can become leaders. You all can develop these qualities. I hope these tips will give you an idea how to become great leaders. Thanks for listening. Have a great time.

Can video games like PUBG ruin students?

Cambridge IGCSE ESL Article Writing to School Magazine

Do you think mobile games are unimportant to students? If yes, should think about it. A significant number of parents argue that video games are harmful to students because it causes addiction.

One of the negative sides of video games is that it causes health hazards due to continuous games. Some people say video games destroy a good relationship in the family because players do not find time to interact with family members and finally they may be socially isolated. A few teachers believe that students do not study their lessons and their grades deteriorate because of their games such as PUBG.

However, I strongly believe mobile games play an important role in teenage life. I have many reasons to say video games are very important for teenagers. My first reason is that students learn problem-solving technique by playing the game. Another positive point of the game is that it enhances critical thinking and also helps us to enhance our hand and eyes coordination that is really important for the students. Another important reason is that it improves our social skills. Last but not least, mobile games help us to increase our concentration.

I remember a true story which I read in a kid’s magazine. Once there was a boy in China who was very poor in studies. His parents gave him a mobile phone and he started playing video games. Later he showed tremendous progress in studies. Researches illustrate that such games could enhance mental ability.

To sum up, video games have both advantages and disadvantages. It is inappropriate to say video games are completely hopeless for students. Video games have a multitude of benefits too. One of the most important things is that teachers and parents should understand the real value of mobile video games. However, students should not play excessively and destroy our lives. Many of my friends say that it is a shame if we haven’t played a game like PUBG!

How to write a public speech for students on bullying?

Honourable judges, beloved teachers and my dear fellow competitors. Good evening one and all.

Have you ever been bullied? Yes, I have been. I must say it is a total nightmare. So, friends, my name is Ann Maria, and today I am going to share my views on bullying.

What is the biggest problem in a student’s life? First thing is bullying. The second thing is bullying. And the third thing is bullying. Bullying takes place every single day. It takes place in this AV room. .It happens in our classrooms. It takes place even in social media.

We all see bullying. We know that it is there. We also do it even sometimes knowingly or unknowingly. We all bully others and why? For jealousy?  For popularity? Or for fun? And the whole time, we pretend we don’t care about anything that goes on around us.

Yet we all say and do things that we care about more. We allow bullies to grow. We keep quiet and we all make bullies one way or another. Whether it’s gossiping in the classrooms or a post on Facebook or pushing someone around, we all do it and allow others to do it.

However, all of us have been a victim of bullying too. We’ve all had those days when we were being mocked and harassed. And we were so terrified that we had to be alert every moment for their mischievous and inhumane actions.

Dear friends, bullying is an inappropriate way to vent your anger. So my advice for all of you is that we should stand for each other instead of creating conflicts between us. And fight back for your rights! 

Dear friends, to sum up, I hope you will never allow anybody to bully anymore.  And more importantly, you will stop bullying others.

Thank you for giving me your valuable time. Wassalaam Alaikum.

How to answer Reading Comprehension 2 Multiple Matching Exam Exercise of IGCSE ESL examination?

Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language

Exam Exercise 2
Are you one of them who is worried about the reading comprehension multiple matching, the new examination exercise 2?  If yes, GET A GRIP ON IT! Now you don’t need to worry anymore, and a solution has been found! Reading Comprehension Multiple Matching of Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language  Exam Exercise 2 in paper 1 and 2 of the new pattern of examination starting in 2019 Solved!

You are going to master this exercise by the simple steps given below

The best strategy

  • Read the questions or statements and underline the keywords.
  • Read each section or paragraph and find sentences matching with any of the questions.
  • You can repeat the same to find matching sentences with the other questions too.

An alternative strategy for solving it.

We can also solve this exercise in the following ways:

First of all, read quickly the full passage in the question paper and get a general idea.

Secondly, read again to get the detail idea of the topic.

Finally, read the statements or questions and match with the sentences.

Final tips!

Check for synonyms or paraphrases Underline the sentence in the paragraph which you think is matching with the question.
Your teacher will certainly ask you why you took that answer anyway!
Underline the answer sentence that will help you to find the reasons for your mistakes anyway
Be careful that there will be a lot of views from people.
So let us learn the vocabulary relevant to our reading comprehension.
Last but not least, the tenses in the question and the passage


  • Skim
  • Scan
  • Read in detail and match

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