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This suggests that even after eight or nine years of studying English, approaches to English teaching and learning commonly used in government and government-aided schools have not succeeded in giving students anything more than the ability to produce basic english speaking ability related to familiar situations The report also revealed students’ reading listening and writing skills to be higher than their speaking skills Around half of the 404 English teachers in secondary school who were evaluated in speaking reading grammar and vocabulary had very low (A2 or below) English proficiency levels “While Cambridge Assessment the testing body of Cambridge University recommends that English teachers should have a minimum level of B1 in combined grammar vocabulary and reading score only 39 per cent teachers had B1 level and above Similarly in speaking score just 47 per cent had B1 level or above including one per cent with C1 level” the report said The need analysis examined several indicators related to students’ individual and affective needs in the classroom and the results were again disappointing In 42 out 51 classes teachers made no attempt to cater to learners’ diverse individual needs Analysis shows that teachers spent most of the lesson talking and students’ active involvement was typically low Another related indicator of participation was the extent to which the teacher exploited opportunities to encourage students to speak and in 42 classes the results were none or few Pair or group learning was rare (40 out of 50 had none) and when used it was usually not meaningful Lack of group or pair work was closely mirrored by the lack of monitoring by teachers in classrooms There was no monitoring at all in 40 classes and most effective monitoring was observed in just two Again peer connection and peer learning was mostly absent – 39 classes had none while nine had a little Further in majority of the classes reading and writing strategies and higher order thinking skills were missing In 27 out of 51 classes no attempt was made to teach or encourage students to use strategies while 36 classes did not probe thinking skills The assessment shows textbooks were not used as intended and mugging up was the only ‘effective’ way of passing exams “The level of textbooks is B2 level whereas most students’ levels are substantially lower This discrepancy probably stems from the low achievement of learning outcomes in English during Classes I to VIII and means that students struggle to understand the textbook unless it is adapted and personalised to meet their level and needs But lessons were mostly realistic for learners’ levels in only one out of 51 classes observed” it said [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express AppWritten by Tanushree Venkatraman | Mumbai | Published: October 29 2014 12:36 am Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Related News While Dera Sacha Sauda volunteers have fanned out across the city as part of their cleanliness drive Tuesday the spiritual group’s head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and its members skipped Mulund and Bhandup the suburban areas dominated by Sikhs and Punjabis Many say it could be because of a major clash in Mulund during the Guru’s last visit to the city in 2008 which had led to the death of a Sikh shopkeeper The shopkeeper Balkar Singh (45) had died of bullet injuries and two others were injured when the Dera chief’s supporters allegedly opened fire on them after an altercation at the Nirmal Lifestyle mall on L B S Marg “His (Ram Rahim Singh’s) volunteers were carrying arms Some Sikhs had started protesting against him outside the mall As soon as the Guru stepped out of the mall his volunteers opened fire at the protesters and killed a shopkeeper I am sure they wanted to avoid any such clashes with Sikhs again and decided to stay away from these areas” said Ranjeet Singh son of sitting MLA from Mulund Sardar Tara Singh Sikhs from the areas were protesting against the Guru for his earlier appearances as Guru Gobind Singh “He had hurt the sentiments of Sikhs all over the country leading to protests in the city We consider him only as a sevak and not a Guru” Ranjeet Singh added A senior civic official said the Guru had met the municipal commissioner to seek permission for cleaning only 22 wards in the city “There are many Gurudwaras in Bhandup and Mulund and the volunteers wanted to avoid creating any sort of tension” the official said However Dera members said they had approached the locals in Bhandup and Mulund who wanted to take up the cleaning activity by themselves “We have always accepted people of all religions and sects We do not believe in any kind of discrimination We went as per the map provided by the civic body and started covering all the areas in the city We spoke to locals from Bhandup and Mulund who wanted to take up the activity by themselves Hence we did not go to those areas” said Dera spokesperson Pawan Insaan Around five lakh volunteers from the Haryana-based sect have launched their campaign “Ho Prithvi Saaf Mitey Rog Abhishaap” (cleanse the planet earth to remove disease and curse) in Mumbai [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tashi Lundup | Chandigrah | Published: August 22 2014 11:05 am Related News As the 11-member Indian team dressed in their blue flannels converged on the Bangalore Football Stadium on Wednesday taking on Pakistan in the two-match series friendly tournament six of the dreamy-eyed players tried hard to soak up the enormity of the moment Their long-cherished dream had just come true and they were finally making their much-anticipated debut for the national team Among them was Chandigarh footballer Sandesh Jhingan who was wearing the Indian blues in a competitive match for the first time “It was a great moment for me to finally fulfil my dreams and make my debut for the national team It seemed surreal” he said Gurpreet Singh Sandhu who recently became only the fifth Indian player to sign for a European club by signing a three-year deal with Norwegian club Stabaek FC was the other city player to play for the Indian U-23 team In fact Sandesh has been enjoying a dream run in the last one month He was first picked up in the Indian U-23 team for the Asian Games then saw Sachin Tendulkar-owned Indian Super League (ISL) team Kerala Blasters outbidding other teams to take him and now he finally made his debut for the national team “A victory is always welcome as it boosts confidence and gives a sense of satisfaction However beating Pakistan in the first match provided that extra spice” said Sandesh about the match which India won 1-0 but lost the second match 0-2 to the neighbours The defender who played in both the friendly matches against Pakistan could have realised his dream of wearing the India colours four years ago when he was called for U-19 national camp after playing a stellar role in Chandigarh winning the Dr BC Roy all-India under-19 football tournament in 2010 That joy however was short-lived as he suffered a knee injury and was ruled out for three months “It is past now and what is going on at the moment is what matters now” said the 21-year-old Another chance came his way when national coach Wim Koeversman picked him among the probables for the AFC Challenge Cup last year But destiny had other plans for him as on the second day of the camp he suffered a knee injury and was on the sidelines for almost a month In the last one year Sandesh has been travelling with the national team but a berth in the playing 11 eluded him But that all changed when his four-year-long wait finally came to an end during the match against Pakistan in Bangalore Now Sandesh has bigger dreams “It will be wonderful to make my senior debut in a competitive match Hope that happens soon” said the player who along with the rest of the Indiam team will leave for China before reaching Incheon to take part in the Asian Games starting from September 19 India have been placed in a tough group in the Asian Games as they face Jordan and UAE in Group G For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Associated Press | California | Updated: February 3 2015 2:47 pm There was no tension between competing movies and casts in the ballroom either Related News Awards season is a stressful endeavor for even the most seasoned actor or actress but at the Oscar nominee luncheon everyone is still a winner The annual event which took place Monday at the Beverly Hilton is one of the rare low-pressure respites from the madness where over 150 nominees (out of 195) including the likes of Michael Keaton Reese Witherspoon Bradley Cooper Rosamund Pike and Eddie Redmayne can meet mingle and enjoy each other’s company before the golden statuettes are handed out on Feb 22 Best actress contender Julianne Moore (”Still Alice”) said backstage that the luncheon feels more like a massive press junket where everyone is in the same movie than an actual competition “I’ve worked with so many of the other nominees” she said adding that they’ve all gotten to know each other well on the monthslong awards trail Laura Dern nominated for her supporting performance in ‘Wild’ said that her Hollywood lineage has made events like this a homecoming of sorts Some of my best friends are in that room and happen to be nominated also” she said There was no tension between competing movies and casts in the ballroom either Oprah Winfrey a producer of best picture nominee ‘Selma’ greeted best actor nominee Keaton (”Birdman”) at the luncheon and went in for a hug Keaton battling a cold tried to avoid the contact but Winfrey hugged him anyway and gave him a high-five “What a ride” she exclaimed While much of the chatter stayed light and joyful backstage ‘American Sniper’ nominee Bradley Cooper took a moment to reflect on the politically polarizing movie and the fact that his character Chris Kyle was killed exactly two years ago today Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs opened the event which only has lunch mingling and the famous ‘class photo’ on the schedule While inviting nominees to pose for the photo actor Ed Begley Jr accidentally introduced Edward Norton as a best supporting actor nominee for ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ While Norton does appear in Wes Anderson’s Oscar-nominated movie he is actually nominated for his work in ‘Birdman’ Neil Patrick Harris who will host the 87th Oscar ceremony also spoke briefly “We’re going to be spending Oscar night together where everything will be hilarious” Harris said “Where everything will be hilarious” he repeated multiple times while pretending to hypnotize the crowd The 87th Oscars will air live on ABC on Feb 22 and is expected to reach 1 billion viewers in 225 countries and territories For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express Apps encounter including key 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