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Re: literature books for lower sec

Postby Integer » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:26 am

Sec 1 - Animal Farm
Sec 2 - Merchant of Venice ( the Macmillan Shakespeare series)

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Re: literature books for lower sec

Postby ChiefKiasu » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:32 am

Integer wrote:Sec 1 - Animal Farm
Sec 2 - Merchant of Venice ( the Macmillan Shakespeare series)


The Merchant of Venice! Ah... I remembered studying this for literature for Sec 2... 32 years ago! :P

And lest the thread starter demand for his pound of flesh from me for sullying his thread with my inane reminiscing, my son did "The Boy In Striped Pajamas" in Secondary One last year.

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Re: Literature Texts Used for Secondary Schools

Postby Dreamgear » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:46 pm

Sec 1 - Of mice and men / flowers for algernon

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Re: literature books for lower sec

Postby Integer » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:15 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote:
Integer wrote:Sec 1 - Animal Farm
Sec 2 - Merchant of Venice ( the Macmillan Shakespeare series)


The Merchant of Venice! Ah... I remembered studying this for literature for Sec 2... 32 years ago! :P

And lest the thread starter demand for his pound of flesh from me for sullying his thread with my inane reminiscing, my son did "The Boy In Striped Pajamas" in Secondary One last year.


Yes Chief, I did Merchant of Venice around the same time as you. Guess we are from the same "era"... :celebrate:

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Re: literature books for lower sec

Postby ChiefKiasu » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:17 pm

Integer wrote:Yes Chief, I did Merchant of Venice around the same time as you. Guess we are from the same "era"... :celebrate:


LOL, then we are both soon going to need "DOUBLE" types to store our ages, and not INTEGERS :)

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Re: literature books for lower sec

Postby Augmum » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:34 pm

Integer wrote:Sec 1 - Animal Farm
Sec 2 - Merchant of Venice ( the Macmillan Shakespeare series)

I did "Animal Farm" in sec 1 and "To kill a Mockingbird" in sec2....and guess what ......
After sooooooo many yrs later, my gal also did "Animal Farm " and "TKAM" in sec 1 and sec2....
She said that i shd have kept all those guide bks for her....LoL

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Re: literature books for lower sec

Postby ChiefKiasu » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:44 pm

Augmum wrote:
Integer wrote:Sec 1 - Animal Farm
Sec 2 - Merchant of Venice ( the Macmillan Shakespeare series)

I did "Animal Farm" in sec 1 and "To kill a Mockingbird" in sec2....and guess what ......
After sooooooo many yrs later, my gal also did "Animal Farm " and "TKAM" in sec 1 and sec2....
She said that i shd have kept all those guide bks for her....LoL


Hey! I did those 2 too, although I can't remember which year I did them in. I don't like Animal Farm as I felt it was too contrived and frankly, quite boring, but TKAM deserved every bit of the Pulitzer it won. It has all the elements in there. I loved that book. Harper Lee's my idol.

I also recall "King Solomon's Mines". The Queen of Sheba filled many a night of my adolescent dreams :evil:

"Macbeth" was also somewhere in there. Somehow, I don't get Shakespeare. Can't really understand what's so good about those plays. But I'm really glad they didn't get us to do Pygmalion :rotflmao:

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Re: literature books for lower sec

Postby Augmum » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:49 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote:
Augmum wrote:
Integer wrote:Sec 1 - Animal Farm
Sec 2 - Merchant of Venice ( the Macmillan Shakespeare series)

I did "Animal Farm" in sec 1 and "To kill a Mockingbird" in sec2....and guess what ......
After sooooooo many yrs later, my gal also did "Animal Farm " and "TKAM" in sec 1 and sec2....
She said that i shd have kept all those guide bks for her....LoL


Hey! I did those 2 too, although I can't remember which year I did them in. I don't like Animal Farm as I felt it was too contrived and frankly, quite boring, but TKAM deserved every bit of the Pulitzer it won. It has all the elements in there. I loved that book. Harper Lee's my idol.

I also recall "King Solomon's Mines". The Queen of Sheba filled many a night of my adolescent dreams :evil:

"Macbeth" was also somewhere in there. Somehow, I don't get Shakespeare. Can't really understand what's so good about those plays. But I'm really glad they didn't get us to do Pygmalion :rotflmao:

Haha.....oh so u did those 2 too....
Btw, i still have the 2 books with me..... :lol:
i think i roughly still can remember the 7 commandments, like the ammended version.... :evil:

For Shakespeare, i did "Julius Caesar".....but gal did "Macbeth" also in yr 2....
Frankly, i dont really enjoy Shakespeare plays....
mostly lots of violence and bloody scenes, revenge with murders and tragic endings..... :sad:

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Re: literature books for lower sec

Postby ChiefKiasu » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:12 pm

Augmum wrote:Haha.....oh so u did those 2 too....
Btw, i still have the 2 books with me..... :lol:
i think i roughly still can remember the 7 commandments, like the ammended version.... :evil:

For Shakespeare, i did "Julius Caesar".....but gal did "Macbeth" also in yr 2....
Frankly, i dont really enjoy Shakespeare plays....
mostly lots of violence and bloody scenes, revenge with murders and tragic endings..... :sad:


7 commandments? You mean the "2 legs bad" thingy? I only remember the "4 legs good, two legs better" one.

It's not the melodrama that gets me in Shakespeare (nothing compared to what we get in Taiwanese serials), it's the &#^! language. Can't they just speak English? :frustrated:

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Re: literature books for lower sec

Postby Imami » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:21 am

ChiefKiasu wrote:It's not the melodrama that gets me in Shakespeare (nothing compared to what we get in Taiwanese serials), it's the &#^! language. Can't they just speak English? :frustrated:

:rotflmao: :rotflmao: and I thought I was alone - not understanding the language. Did r&j for my o levels but guess what, I had never read r&j from the first page to the last page. Not even once. I just couldn't understand what I was reading and found it a total waste of time to read.

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