I have been complaining days and nights regarding the level of English being taught in our national schools lately.
As I flipped through English Form 3 PMR Model Tests workbook, I almost fainted.
Now, I am going to shock you especially for those who were English-educated or grew up in the 60’s to the early 90’s.
Are you telling me that a 15-year old guy or girl does not understand the word “on duty“?
I strongly believe my 12-year old brother would understand this simple phrase.
I don’t understand why the Education ministry need to insert so many unnecessary graphic materials into PMR English examination.
Honestly speaking, I felt they degraded the language as well as my IQ!!
I am pretty sure parents would educate their kids that this is a NO-ENTRY sign since young.
Why wait till he or she is 15 years-old???
Now this irritates me. Is this paper testing our PMR kids their language skills or household skills?
I really wonder.
Isn’t this part of the Moral education or being taught in any other subjects besides English language?
The PMR kid that answers anything else but ‘smoke’ would certainly deserve a whacking!
Frankly speaking, this question seems to be a bonus for everyone!
Please don’t tell me they did not learn this when they were in primary school.
KEEP OFF THE GRASS is so common especially in Moral Education!!
I felt that I became 10 times “stupider” (if this word ever exist in the dictionary).
I cannot believe that this is the level of English being taught in Malaysia. This is absolutely embarrassing! How can the nation achieve Vision 2020 when our future children are being taught with this lowly standard.
I cannot comprehend this. Aren’t they suppose to widen their English vocabulary at this age?
I am going to stock up shelves with more English workbooks (Singapore syllabus). No way my future kids are learning such degrading English in schools.
Now you tell me, is this what you expect from PMR standard of English?
No wonder many companies complain that many fresh graduates cannot converse in proper English. Now I know why.