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B1 DL1 E1 Able to identify initial and final consonants, long and short vowels and diphthongs.

. Read the passage below aloud. Imagine your mother wants to bake a cake. She mixes the ingredients using an electric mixer. Then she bakes the cake in an electric oven. In the meantime, the clothes are in the washing machine. Food is cooking in the microwave. Your mother is on the telephone, talking to a friend while the radio plays some music. In the living room, your youngest brother is watching cartoons on television. Your sister is drying her hair with the electric hair dryer. Your father is using the pocket calculator. The ceiling fan is switched on at full power. You are at the computer. You are sending an e-mail to your pen pal who lives in Greenland. Now, imagine a world without all this modern equipment. Unimaginable, isnt it? The truth is we have taken for granted our modern lifestyles. We forget the men and women who discovered and invented things to improve our lives. Many are in our history books. However, some of their names are forgotten. We must thank them. They have changed our world forever. A. Write down five words from the passage that begin with the sound /w/. Then, pronounce these words aloud, stressing on the initial sound /w/. 1. _____________________ 2. _____________________ 3. _______________________ 4. _______________________

B. Write down four words from the passage that end with the sound /l/. Then, pronounce these words aloud, stressing on the final sound /l/. 1. _____________________ 3. _______________________ 2. _____________________ 4. _______________________

C. Read aloud these pairs of words. Can you identify the difference in their pronunciations? 1. 2. 3. live leave slip sleep sit seat 4. ship - sheep 5. fill - feel 6. fit - feet

D. Which of these words below sound alike?

brown

round

mount

room

long

poor

sound

frown

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Answers B1DL1 E1 A. wants washing watcihing B. full e-mail who world without pal all we women

unimaginable lifestyles

C. The words live, slip, sit, ship, fill and fit have short vowels. The words leave, sleep, seat, sheep, feel and feet have long vowels. D. The words brown, round, mount, sound and frown sound alike due to the diphthong /a/.

B1 DB1

- Reading and scanning for details

B1 DB1 E1 - Able to scan a text for details to complete a given task Read the letter below and answer the following questions.

Dear Mark, I hope you are in good health. I received the project you posted last night. Thanks for offering to finish it for me. I must say that you have really taken the trouble to do it excellently. The charts are welldrawn and the reports are well-written. Im quite sure you must have worked hard to complete it so flawlessly. How can I thank you? Let me treat you to a delicious seafood dinner tomorrow night. Phone me to let me know your answer. I await your response with a grateful heart. Till then, take care and bye. Your truly, Tony

1. Who wrote this letter? ________________ wrote this letter.

2. Why was the letter written? It was written to ____________ Mark for offering to finish the project for Tony.

3. How did Tony want to thank Mark for the help? Tony wanted to treat Mark to _____________________________________.

4. How could Mark let Tony know whether he would take up this offer? Mark could ________________Tony to let him know.

Sample answers for B1 DB1 E1


1. 2. 3. 4. Mark wrote this letter. It was written to thank Mark for offering to finish the project for Tony. Tony wanted to treat Mark to a delicious seafood dinner. Mark could phone Tony to let him know.

B1 DT1 B1 DT1 E1

- Writing Messages - Able to write a message or an e-mail

DRAMA COMPETITION (PENANG SCHOOLS) GRAND FINALS Come and support your team!!! Date : 15 March 2013 Venue : Dewan Sri Pinang, Penang Entrance fee : RM 15 pax (inclusive of refreshments)

Read the above notice and write a message to your Pen-pal informing him/her about the drama competition. Dear ________________,
There will be a ________________ for______________ on ____________________ at ___________________________________. It is the ______________of the competition.

The_____________fee is RM 15.00 and this is _______________ of ________________.

______________.

Sample answers Dear ________________,

There will be a Drama Competition for Penang Schools on 15 March 2013 at Dewan Sri Pinang, Penang. It is the grand final of the competition. The entrance fee is RM 15.00 and this is inclusive of refreshments. _______________.

B1 DT2 E1 Able to complete an application form.


You would like to apply for a scholarship to study in Singapore. Complete the application form below correctly. ASEAN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM NAME [IN BLOCK LETTERS]:_________________________________________________ ADDRESS [IN BLOCK LETTERS]:______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ DATE OF BIRTH: __________________ AGE: ___________ SEX: _____________

FATHERS OCCUPATION: ______________________________________ MOTHERS OCCUPATION: _____________________________________ NUMBER OF SIBLINGS SCHOOLING [INCLUDING YOURSELF]: _______________ UPSR RESULTS: SUBJECT ACHIEVEMENT

ACHIEVEMENT IN CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ SIGNATURE ______________________ Sample answers for B1 DT2 E1 The answers vary according to pupils. Band 3 DL1 E1 DATE _________________

For each question choose the best answer. 1: A: Youre looking very smart today, Neil! B: _______________ a: Thats very kind of you to say so b: Thats very kind of you to say it c: Its all very well for you to say that 2: A: Oh Anna, I love your dress! B: ______________________ a: Really? Why? b: Really? It was only cheap c: Yes, its lovely isnt it? 3: A: Well done on getting that contract, Paul. B: ______________________ a: Thanks but it wasnt all my work b: Thanks but it was all my work b: Thanks but it wasnt work 4: A: You look very swish, Lizzy! B: ______________________ a: Thanks very much! You do two! b: Thanks very much! You do to! c: Thanks very much! You do too! 5: A: I like your shirt, Mark. B: ______________________ a: What are you doing after? b: What are you doing after me? c: What are you after?

ANSWERS B3 DL1 E1 1.B 2.B. 3.A 4.C 5.C

Band : 3 B3 DL2 E1 STUDENTS COPY Listen carefully to the text read out and answer the questions that follow. TEACHERS COPY (Teacher reads out the following letter to the class.)

Dear editor, I am a retired teacher and doting grandmother who is very concerned about the state of health amongst school children. I would like to air my views about the various explanations given by the kids and family when they are asked why they are overweight. Gone were the days when chubby children were considered cute and healthy. While the children participate in weekly physical education (PJK) classes at school, they are largely inactive after school. The most common after-school activities are watching television, homework, housework, and surfing the internet. Interestingly, two thirds of the children in a survey believed they were getting enough physical activity. The reasons for not getting enough physical activity included lack of time (49%), no one to exercise with (21%) and a lack of space or opportunity to exercise (19%). To stay fit and healthy, children should exercise for at least 30 minutes every day. Health experts say that childhood obesity has been increasing across Asia for sometime. Studies show that obese children are more likely to become obese adults. This, in turn, increases their risk of developing obesity-related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and high blood cholesterol. Sadly, many parents (including my grandchildrens) are aware of the obesity problem among children but they are still not doing enough about it. So, who shall be blamed when our future generation suffer due to excess weight? A Concerned Grandparent
Answer these questions orally. 1.What problem is the writer concerned about? Obesity/Weight problem amongst school children.

2 What type of activity would the children normally do after school? Indoor or outdoor activities. Indoor activities.

3 How many children thought they were not getting enough physical activity? One third of the children.

4. From the passage that you have listened to, state three reasons which contribute to obesity. Lack of time, no one to exercise wit , a lack of space or opportunity to exercise ( and parents guidance )

5. What is the biggest reason for the lack of exercise among children? Lack of time.

6. What generally happens to children who are obese when they grow up? They remain overweight.

TEACHERS Note: Chapter 9 - Health is Wealth Objective - Listen to complaints and identify problems Tips: Teacher may use A4 paper to note down students oral performance as evidence. Assess individually or in groups of 5 students max.. Students who have finished being assessed can be enlisted to help teacher to read aloud the text. Quantity of questions may differ to suit students ability.

Band : 3 B3 DL2 E2 STUDENTS COPY Listen carefully to the text read out and answer the questions that follow. TEACHERS COPY (Teacher reads out the following description to the class.) How Paper is Recycled

Paper is taken from the bin and deposited in a large recycling container along with paper from other recycling bins.

By adding different materials to the slurry, different paper products can be created, such as cardboard, newsprints or office paper.

The paper is taken to a recycling factory where it is separated into types and grades.

The slurry is spread using large rollers into large thin sheets.

The separated paper is then washed with soapy water to remove inks, plastic film, staples and glue. The paper is put into a large holder where it is mixed with water to create slurry.

The paper is left to dry, and then it is rolled up ready to be cut and sent back to the shops.

Answer the questions orally.

1.Where is the waste paper from the recycling bins taken to ? A recycling factory.

2.What is the first step taken to process the paper at the plant? It is separated into types and grades.

3.What is used to remove inks, plastic film, staples and glue from the paper ? Soapy water.

4.How is slurry created? The paper (which has been cleared of inks, plastic film, staples and glue) is mixed with water.

5.Give three examples of recycled paper products in the text that you have listened to. Cardboard, newsprints or office paper.

6.Describe the process after the slurry is rolled into sheets. The sheets of paper are left to dry , rolled up ready to be cut and sent back to the shops.

TEACHERS Note: Chapter 12 - Waste Not, Want Not Objective - Listen to a description of a recycling process and answer questions. Tips: Teacher may use A4 paper to note down students oral performance as evidence. Assess individually or in groups of 5 students max.. Students who have finished being assessed can be enlisted to help teacher to read aloud the text. Quantity of questions may differ to suit students ability.

B3 DB1 E1 Read the passage and complete the chart by identifying the main idea and supporting details.

Many people complain about the frequent water cut in their homes. Some people, however have a very serious problem because the water from the tap smells funny It is true that quality of our tap is not satisfactory. This is due to the water pollution. The water in the catchment areas, where rain collects, has become polluted due to several reasons. One reason is that there is too much mud flowing into the reservoirs. In many hilly areas, the trees have been illegally chopped down for timber. This deforestation caused mud slides. Another reason is river pollution. The rivers that bring water to the reservoirs are polluted with human and animal waste. The people living along the rivers do not take care of the rivers and dump all sorts of rubbish into the rivers. Finally there is often the problem of oil spills from tankers and boats. The petrol and diesel that spill into the rivers make the water smell like kerosene.

Answer these questions. 12345What is the serious problem faced by the people? What is the meaning of deforestation? What cause mud slides. What makes the water in the rivers smell like kerosene? Does the person take care of their river? How did you know?

Complete the chart with main idea and supporting details from the text

main idea

reasons

Students Copy Band: 3 Evidence: B3DT1E1 The picture below shows a beautiful and clean recreation park. Based on the picture and the notes given, write a composition describing the park. Your composition should not be less than 120 words.

( healthy,

beautiful, colourful,

clean, shady,

big,

sunny,

peace,

tidy, happy )

Teachers Copy Chapter 1 Band: 3 Evidence: B3DT1E1 The picture below shows a beautiful and clean recreation park. Based on the picture and the notes given, write a composition describing the park. Your composition should not be less than 120 words.

( healthy,

beautiful,

colourful,

clean,

big,

shady, sunny, peace,

tidy,

happy, )

Health is wealth. With this in mind, many housing area in our country provide recreation parks to promote healthy living. There is a beautiful and clean recreation park in my housing area. The park is quite big. It has many big trees. The shady trees offer shade to people on hot sunny days. Many kinds of beautiful and colourful flowers are grown around the park. It gives us the feeling of peace and calm. In the evening, we can see many people stopping by just to enjoy the calmness and the beauty of the park. There is a childrens playground at one corner of the park. Children will have their happy hour in the park. There are slides, swings and sea-saws for the children to play on. There are also some huts near the playground. Parents can sit at the huts provided while watching over their children. The park is well kept and tidy. Dustbins are provided to ensure cleanliness of the park. There is no litter can be found anywhere around the park. The park users have been using the park well. The residents here are proud of this clean and beautiful recreation park.

BAND

B5 DL1 E1

Using the words and phrases given, recount on the events that took place during a RECYCLING CAMPAIGN in your school.

3Rs recycling bins Save energy

pollution environment collect

Band

D5 DB1 E1

Read the passage below. SAMMYS WISH Sammy, wake up! shouted Dad from down the hall. Im up, grumbled Sammy as he crawled from his warm bed and dragged himself to the bathroom. Some days, Sammy wished he could just slide down the hall, like a giant boa. What a life! No walking, just slithering around, I wish I could be a snake thought Sammy, as he finished brushing his teeth. Hey had been studying snake in Mr Peabody class. Sammy had to choose a shake to write about his project. He decided on the emerald tree boa. They had studies the rainforest and Sammy thought the emerald tree boa was really cool. It was a bright green colour and looked like a vine hanging in the canopy of the rain forest... Sammy would write a report and make a papier-mch snake for his project. Sammy was walking home from the bus stop when he heard a hissing sound. He looked around but didnt see anything. Hiss! Sammy heard the sound again. Then Sammy heard a noise in the bushes. He ran over to see what it was. It was an emerald tree boa. But how could that be. Sammy lived in a city not a rainforest. Sammy when to catch the boa. Dont touch me or I will squeeze you! hissed the snake. Startled, Sammy jumped back. YOU CAN TALK! exclaimed Sammy. Hiss, yessssss that is one of my many talents answered the snake. But stammered Sammy You humans are all alike. You see a talking snake and you get tongue tied, stated the boa. I need you to do something for me, it continued. What is that, asked Sammy. What do want me to do? I want you to scratch my back three times. If you do, the spell will be broken. Please do not be afraid. I have been living as a snake for 25 years. My brother had a witch cast a spell on me. The snake went on to tell Sammy that he was once a prince in ancient Greece, but his brother had been envious of him. The princes brother knew the prince was afraid of snakes, so he told a witch to turn his brother into a big green snake. The only way the spell could be broken would be to have someone to scratch the snakes back three times.

That didnt seem like it would be a hard thing to accomplish but the poor boa always scared people away, because they either afraid of snakes in general, or were scared of him when he started to talk. Knowing this the snake said cautiously to Sammy.Please all you have is scratched my back three times and the spell will be broken. Sammy thought it was a joke. He decided he must be day dreaming or something. But there was the snake talking to him as clear as day. What the heck, thought Sammy, I have nothing to lose. Sure I will scratch your back, said Sammy out loud. One, two As Sammy said to two, the snakes body began to shake. Sammy stopped scratching and stared. The boa hissed, Please dont stop! They always stop. I will not hurt you. Okay, said Sammy, and scratched the boa a third time. Poof! A cloud of smoke blinded Sammy for a minute. When the smoke cleared there was an ugly old witch staring back at him. Where is the prince? Asked Sammy nervously. Prince? echoed the witch. Hee, hee I have been trying to get someone to believe for a hundred years. Now you will take my place! The witch tapped Sammy on the shoulder. Sammy immediately fell to the ground. I m an emerald boa! hissed Sammy. And off the slithered into the grass, realizing with surprise that his wish had come true. And it had. Answer the following questions. 1. Did you like the ending? Why or why not? Give three reasons to your answer. .. You now have a chance to write the next episode of Sammys adventures. Think about where Sammy was at the end of this story. What would you like to happen?

B5 DT1 E1 Your school just had its Sports Day last Saturday. Based on the pictures and notes below, write an article for your school magazine, highlighting the memorable events.

When writing your article, Give your article a title you may use all the words or phrases provided elaborate on the given notes to make it interesting you may add any other relevant information make sure it is about 150 words.

Teachers copy

1. Question analysis

Keywords

Sports- heats - rain- march past flag- spirit events - schedule

Question requirement

Expand the notes focus on what is memorable Title for the article, writers name at end of article

2. Creating the outline

Introduction

Preparation for sports day weeks before actual day.

Body Point 1

Students worked hard- had heats- whole month before more competitive participants- event

Point 2

Gathered at 7.00 a.m. morning air- chilly- poured half an hour later dampen- spiritregroup organized uplift rain- stopped

Point 3

Began march past started to drizzle none of the students discouraged continued to march singing school song boost spirit drizzle stopped

Point 4

Eventually - events completed according to schedule everyone happy

3. Conclusion

Sports Day fun and memorable