Friday, April 27, 2007

mother tongue

This is what happened when mother couldn't read letter in mother-tongue.

Yesterday, it took more than an hour for Mum to read a note (about postcard size) from school. What Mum could get for sure at first sight: there was a date, 9th of May. Hmm ... exam? Double checked with the exam-schedule given earlier -- it matched. Seeing the list, guessed they were columns of type of questions, number of questions, and estimated time given: in total it would be 55 questions in 80 minutes. Ok ... let's get the detail ... dictionary, please ...

And today, Kate brought home a set of exam paper (last year SA1 paper) for practise. Let's see it! There are 55 questions ... yup! Wait ... why is there ".../80"? They will not count the time spent, will they? Oops, that is the total point, not minutes! Double checking with the schedule again ... Yup, the time is 90 minutes.

As for oral exam, which was yesterday ... Mum only could trust Kate on it.

May be we need to ring Grandma more often for Kate to practise her mother-tongue :)

2 Comments:

mellyana said...

kalau biasanya ibunya yang musti cek, ini mah kayaknya anaknya bakal lebih jagoan. ga papalah. at least she know better than you meiche :)

PF said...

hello, lam kenal ya, nemu link nya dari ISM. Kate dah umur berapa nih, kayaknya nanti Michelle bakalan sama dengan Kate ni, mama nya gak bisa mandarin jg huuuaaa...