20 Dec


Hi ūüôā

We are going to have two tests today. Simple questions to test how far you guys have learned and understood the short story.

Click the words test below.

1. Test 1

2. Test 2


Related Websites

1 Dec


Dear all, here are some useful links that provide you to extra knowledge and information about the short story, Flipping Fantastic.


1) http://www.scribd.com/doc/44459281/Short-Story-Flipping-Fantastic-by-Jane-Langford


2) http://vithyaukm.wordpress.com/category/3-tutorials/short-stories/flipping-fantastic/



3) http://smklembahsubangpj.blogspot.com/2012/07/flipping-fantastic-form-1-literature.html


Exercise 3

24 Nov

How are you today? I have two interesting exercises for you today. A close-passage question and crossword puzzle. Lets try the exercises. Good luck! 

Exercise Close-Passage

Exercise Crossword Puzzle


Have a nice day guys! 





Role Play

15 Nov

Hi everyone!

We have learned all the literature componants in Flipping Fantastic right? So today, lets watch a role play of this short story. ENJOY! ūüôā


Thank you very much for watching.

See you again.

Exercise 2

2 Nov

Hi everyone!


We are now have learned each literature components in Flipping Fantastic right? Now lets try Jumble exercises below. The words are jumbled up and you need to arrange it according to your understanding about the story. Happy trying! ūüôā


Jumble 1

Jumble 2

Jumble 3

Jumble 4

Jumble 5


Good luck!!


Lesson 7: Point of View

30 Oct

Point of view: the perspective from which the story is told.

  • The most obvious point of view is probably first person or “I.”
  • The omniscient narrator knows everything, may reveal the motivations, thoughts and feelings of the characters, and gives the reader information.
  • With a limited omniscient narrator, the material is presented from the point of view of a character, in third person.
  • The objective point of view presents the action and the characters’ speech, without comment or emotion. The reader has to interpret them and uncover their meaning.

A narrator may be trustworthy or untrustworthy, involved or uninvolved.


The story in Flipping Fantastic is set out in the form of diary entries by twin brothers, James and Tristan and their mother. The story starts with the last day of primary school at Peter Hill where the  twin brothers took parts in a school play. The diary pages reflected the thoughts of both the twin brothers, Tristan and James on the new schools they will be attending shortly. The diary pages of the mother reflect her thoughts on the behavioral aspects of her twin sons.

Lesson 6: Moral Values

23 Oct

Moral Value, in literature, is the beliefs and personal opinions about what is right (honest, ethical, true) conduct and what is wrong
(dishonest, false, harmful) conduct held by individuals and held collectively by socially cohesive groups of individuals.

There are two moral values that we can learn from Flipping Fantastic.

1. It is important to get co-operation and support from family members to make good decisions.
2. Parents who are patient and understanding can build a child’s confidence and self-esteem.


Lesson 5: Setting

19 Oct



Place : The place setting where the story revolves around is the home of Tristan and James, where James has a talk with Tristan about the school. It is a happy and pleasant place to be. The other places mentioned are Peter Hill Primary where the play was staged. This is a place of fond memories and friendship. Then comes, Chesterlea Grange. Chesterlea Grange is a fully residential school for special children. It is fully equipped with facilities for the physically challenged to acquire knowledge and survival skills. It is Tristan’s new school, an exciting and fun place. Finally, there is Highfields, James’ new school.

Time:  Present Day

 End of Primary School.                                         
 РGoing to Secondary School.
  The place where the narration is written is  not mentioned although three places are referred to in the story. РThe places referred to are Peter Hill Primary, Highfields and Chesterlea Grange.      

Lesson 4: Plot

13 Oct

Exposition -This is where the story begins and we are introduced to the characters.

Tristan and James are just about finishing their primary education. Although they are twins, they are very different in many ways. It is the last day in Peter Hill Primary for the twins. A play is always held on the last day. Both of the boys are involved in it. Tristan has the lead role while James took a small part. The play was ‚ÄėThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer‚Äô. Tristan was selected for the role of Tom. While Tristan took to the role like fish to water, James was ill at ease. On the big night, among the parents watching, sitting in the front row was their mother. She was so happy that her two boys were acting in the play. She marvelled at how well Tristan delivered his lines. She was also pleased with James even though she senses he had stammered a little bit. For Tristan, he was definitely very delighted with the way the whole play turned out. The stage and prop were all in place. As for his acting, he felt he did a good job. James, on the other hand, felt he stumbled on his line that comprised only seven words and did notice Jessica Parker laughing at him from the audience.




Conflict-This is the part of the story that causes a tension.

It is the beginning of their summer holidays but the boys are not excited. The two boys will be going to different schools in the new school term. Tristan will be going to a special residential school for the disabled while James will be going to a normal day school. Tristan will be staying at the school hostel and return home only on weekends. James, on the other hand, will be travelling to school from home. Tristan depends on James for physical support like pushing him around in his wheelchair while James needs Tristan for moral support. In short, they cannot do without each other. Both were concerned about the other’s feelings but did not want to talk about it.

Climax- In this part of the story, the tension is at its highest.

Mum notices the boys being unusually quiet. She has a talk with Tristan about going to a Chesterlea Grange. Tristan tells his mum that he does not want to go there but later he regrets saying that to mum. James was happy to hear of Tristan’s decision though he thought that Tristan will learn to be independent if he goes to the school. He talks to Tristan and convinced him to go to Chesterlea Grange.

Resolution- This part of the story presents the outcome of the attempt to clear the tension.

Tristan finally decides to go to Chesterlea Grange and it was an excellent place for him. He found it ‚Äėflipping fantastic‚Äô. James, meanwhile goes to Highfields and he is also happy as his special friend Kiara Jones is there. Both the boys have decided that they could manage on their own, in the absence of each other.

Lesson 3: Theme

30 Sep
There are a few themes in this story. They are:
1.    The relationship between brothers
           Being twins, the two brothers are extremely close to each other.  They depend on each other a lot and they fear being separated.
2.    The pain of separation  
            The twins experience the pain of separation when they have to go to different schools.
 3.   Fear of change
           The twins fear change as they are very comfortable as they are presently. They are worried as they know their lives will be very different when they go to another school, especially if they go to different schools.
4.¬†¬†¬† Mother’s love ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†The mother’s love for her children is unlimited.¬† She is proud and supportive of¬†both her sons.¬†She understands their characters well and worries about¬†them constantly. She refuses to accept that Tristan has disabilities¬† and her attitudes helps Tristan carry on with life in a positive manner.
 5.    Adapting to new environments  

            The twins learn that they cannot fight change and they have to adapt to their new environments. In the   end, they find that they need not have worried as they adapt to their new school quickly and are extremely happy there.

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