Monday, 28 October 2013

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Score A in SPM English Essay Paper? 
Narrative Compositions

1. Narrative essays are short imaginative stories or accounts of experience. It is easier to write about incidents one has experienced. Narratives that are written well will capture the interest of readers.

2. A question stating the gist of the narrative or title of the narrative is provided. Sometimes, a series of words to start or end a story may be provided.

3. Read the question carefully, study the notes provided, and identify the type of incident you have to narrate based on the notes given.

4. A narrative composition has a format with certain features:
§         Beginning/Opening -  introduction of plot, setting and characters
§         Development of story - rising action: events leading to climax; climax: important and exciting part; falling action: events after the climax, leading to resolution
§         Resolution - conclusion: brings the story to a close

5. Have a good introduction for the story. There are different ways to open a story:
§        describe the background
§        describe the setting
§        use direct speech
§        use drama (words provided in the question)
§        use a proverb or saying

6. Introduce the setting, time of incident and characters of the story as mentioned in the notes provided.

7. Add details to enhance the description of the setting or background of the story.

8. Do not change the time of incident but ensure that there is proper development of sequence.

9. Present the characters sharply and clearly and make sure they are reasonably true to life.

10. Use your imagination and develop your narration making sure there is a climax followed by events for falling action.

11. Make sure the story has a logical conclusion as it is here the reader is told how everything worlds out.

12. Make the conclusion short so as not to distract from the excitement of the development of the story.

13. The point of view in narrative essays is usually the first person. Read the notes carefully to make sure of the point of view required.

14. Most narratives are about experiences and so should be int he past tense.

15. Use direct speech wherever possible to make the account interesting but do not overdo it. Punctuate correctly.

16. Be original and imaginative in your narration.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013


A group of 5 students were selected to participate in the RHB New StraitsTimes National Spell-It-Right Challenge 2013 at Mahkota Parade on 6 October. The students were among the TOP 100 participants in the state level. They are Yogalretchumy a/p Ravichandaran, Low Zheng Rong, Nabila Najwa bt Mohd Yusof, Harirarshini a/p G Selvaraj and Noor Nabilah bt Adnan.

Monday, 1 July 2013


A group of 12 Form 4 & 5 students from SMK Iskandar Shah took part in the RHB New Straits Times National Spell-It-Right Challenge 2013 Preliminary State Challenge on 30 June 2013 at KUIM. be announced at a later date....

Tuesday, 21 May 2013


As you are soon going to enjoy your upcoming holidays, it’s our sincerest request to all of the students to complete your holiday homework on time and utilize the holidays in best possible way. Happy holidays.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013


Congratulations to our debaters especially Harithashini, Yogaletchumy, Nabila Najwa and Fasirah for emerging the 3rd placing in the English Parliamentary Debate State Level 2013 on 6 May 2013.

All of you gave a wonderful performance and you guys truly deserved to be the champion in our heart. May the team's performance maintain and may SIS achieve greatness in debate in years to come.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Date : 29 April 2013 - 3 May 2013

"To love, to enjoy and to explore English" is the theme of English Week this year. In order to enhance students' interest in learning English, interesting and challenging activities will be held during the whole week. The English Panel hope that all students will take part actively in all the activities planned throughout the  week. HAVE A FUN & AWESOME WEEK !!!

Friday, 22 March 2013


"A picture is worth a thousand words."

*Pictures convey emotions and messages better than written or spoken explanations.

"Two heads are better than one."

When two people cooperate with each other, they come up with better ideas.

The Black Sheep
» An undesirable member (especially in the family).
» Someone who brings disgrace to someone because of their immoral behavior.

Example :
 Henry's habit of drinking  has made him famous as the black sheep of the family.

Bag Of Bones
* refers to someone who is extremely thin
*Almost like a skeleton

Example :
That old man has turned into a bag of bones.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Perhaps of all the creations of man language is the most astonishing.

                                                                                                                              - Giles Lytton Strachey

Saturday, 2 March 2013


Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) Bertulis
2 - 3 October 2013 (Wednesday - Thursday)
7 - 9 October 2013 (Monday - Wednesday)

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Bertulis
6 - 29 November 2013
2 - 5 December 2013
Smiley Reading BooksSmiley Reading the Paper

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Hi...Welcome back to school again after a one week Chinese New Year break!!! Some sayings to keep you on your toes...

"In Life you will realize that there is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you and some will teach you. But the most important are the ones who bring out the best in you, Respect you and accept you for who you are. Those are the ones worth keeping around."

Thursday, 7 February 2013


Follow these charts to find out what your auspicious colour of 2013 is

We know that black is usually frowned upon when it’s Chinese New Year, but it may very well be the exception for you this year if you’re born in the year of the Dog or the year of the Rat.
That’s right, our auspicious colours change every year so it largely depends on your zodiac sign and how it is affected by the lunar year.
This year we’ve decided to help you out by charting the colours so that you know just what colours you should be shopping for and what shades you should be avoiding like the plague.
So go on, find your sign and colour your way to an auspicious 2013!cny_colors2013A.jpg


Saturday, 19 January 2013

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year will begin on 10 February 2013 which marks the start of the Year of the Snake. The year will be 4711 on the Chinese Calendar. Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival.
Chinese New Year is the main Chinese festival of the year and it is not a religious event. We explain some of the traditions and stories linked to this celebration.
As the Chinese use the Lunar calendar for their festivals the date of Chinese New Year changes from year to year. The date corresponds to the new moon (black moon) in either late January or February. Traditionally celebrations last for fifteen days, ending on the date of the full moon. In China the public holiday lasts for three days and this is the biggest celebration of the year.

The Year of the Snake is coming in 21 days!

The Year of the Snake

Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese zodiac follows a twelve year cycle, each of the years being named after an animal. The Chinese believe that people born in a particular year take on the characteristics of the animal associated with that year.
Picture of a Snake


Charming and good thinkers. Love the finer things in life, so only the best is good enough. Good at making and saving money. Patient, charming and wise. Prefer not to rely on other people.

The English Panel wishes all the chinese teachers and students celebrating Chinese New Year...
and may the year of the Snake bring you and your family an abundance of Prosperity, Good Health and Joy