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Activities for Students

Week 11/Day 1/Activity 1/Task 1


Below are the findings of a research entitled The Effectiveness of the Counseling Program
in IIUM. Study these findings and answer the questions that follow.

TABLE 1: Who Students Turn to First When They Have Problems


Description

Percentage

Siblings
Friends
Counselor
Parents

25%
55%
5%
15%

TABLE 2: Responses to Questions in the Questionnaire


Question

Findings

1. Do you know where the Counseling


Center is?

Yes (65%) No (35%)

2. Do you know the objectives of a


counseling program?

Yes (55%) No (45%)

3. What is the main reason for you not


seeing the counselor if you have a
problem?

Counseling will not solve my problem (8%)


The counseling session is not effective (30%)
The counselor cannot be trusted (45%)
The counselor is not an understanding person (15%)
Other reasons (2%)

Task:
1. What conclusions can you arrive at based on the findings?
2. Based on the conclusions, provide some recommendations to solve the identified

problem.

Week 11/Day 1/Activity 1/Task 2


Based on the findings of your study, write the conclusion section of your report. Then write
the recommendation section based on the conclusions that you have made.

Conclusion
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Recommendation
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Task 3: Modals : Offering recommendation using Modals in Conclusion Section


Match the situation with the best recommendation.
Situations

Match the
situation with
the best
recommendation
.

Recommendations

1) The classrooms are not


conducive for learning due to
their location which is too near
to the city centre.

A) The health ministry could


play a role in attracting overseas
doctors to work in government
sector.

2) Students at universities are


putting on much weight.

B) It is recommended that all


people involved have to work
together to overcome this
setback.

3) The number of drop-outs among


high school students are getting
higher.

C) Government should retain the


teaching staff by offering better
remuneration and perks.

4) Government hospitals are in


dire needs of highly
experienced cardiac surgeons.

D) Proper planning must be


given priority in designing
conducive learning space.

5) Most teachers are resigning


from their post to pursuit their
studies.

E) The local community may set


up a task force to find solution
to this problem.

6) Drug abuse among teenagers is


prevalent in suburbans.

F) Students can get the help


from the nutritionist on how to
prepare and eat a balanced diet.
G) The school administration
must find out the reasons for
students quitting schools.

Task 4: Modals: Emphasis

Use Modal to write a recommendation for each situation below. Use different modals to add
emphasis.

SITUATION

RECOMMENDATION

Everything that you have prepared for


EAW is lost when your laptop is stolen.

You are issued a warning letter for not


B

coming to class but you have been


present the whole time.

Your tutor has given you a lot of work to


be submitted the next day. You also have
C

a quiz, a test and an assignment to be


submitted on the same day.

Task 5: Modals
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Use a modal verb in place of the underlined words and phrases. You might need to reconstruct
the sentence rather than substitute words.

Example: It is certain that the grant for the research is going to increase.
Answer: The grant for the research will increase.

1. The scientist found it impossible to present her analysis because she had not collected all her data.
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2. There is a low possibility that the findings of the research are biased.
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3. It is quite likely that the data collected from the survey are available for public viewing.
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4. It is surely not possible that the framework used in the study was incorrect.
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5. It is highly probable that a clearly defined theoretical framework is necessary in any study.
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6. Recommendations from the research is likely to result in action taken by from the relevant
authorities.
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7. From the study, it was found that the number of pregnant smokers is increasing at an alarming rate.
So, there is a high probability that more premature babies will born in the future.
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