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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Conversation Skills

Listening and Speaking
Let’s Talk/Read


Let’s read
My name is Arjit Singh. My hobby is playing football. I play football with my friends. We play in the field.
My name is Ahmad. My hobby is swimming. I swim with my friends. We swim in the swimming pool. 
My name is Arun. I eat breakfast every morning. For breakfast, I eat bread and butter. Sometimes, I eat soft-boiled eggs. I also drink milk. I take less sugar. For lunch, I eat rice and vegetables. Sometimes, I eat chicken or fish. I eat apples too. For dinner, I have chapattis with dhal. I have a choice of ice cream or moist chocolate cake for dessert.
Hello, my name is Daniel Chua. I study at Sekolah Kebangsaan Putrajaya Satu. It is a big school. In my school, we use computers to support our learning. We learn to access information and explore topics of interest from the Internet. I am also able to form network with students from other countries. This helps us in making decisions and solving problems.
I enjoy studying in my school.
Hi, I am Bakar. My school, Sekolah Kebangsaan Tembeling Dalam, is in a rural area faraway in Lembah Tembeling, Pahang. It is a very small school but it is well-equipped with televisions, computers and even the Internet. I stay in the school hostel with the other pupils. We are provided with food and textbooks. Sometimes our teachers take us on trips to see other places. I enjoy studying in my school.
Hello, we are from Sekolah Kebangsaan, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) and Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil) in Alor Setar, Kedah. Our schools are placed in the same compound. Therefore, whenever we have games and sports activities, we share the facilities and participate together. Through these activities, we make friends with pupils from different races. We love to study in our schools.
Good morning. My name is Laura May. I'm from Wisconsin, USA. Today, I would like to talk about “Internet”. Internet is a global network which connects millions of computers all over the world. It has become very simple and easy in accomplishing all day to day activities which were very time taking and hard to manage in those days. We cannot think our life without this great invention called internet. As everything has its pros and cons means both positive and negative effects, internet also has affected the human lives in both ways. Because of the internet, online communication has become very easy and simple. The mode of communication in those days were through letters which was very time taking and hard as one had to travel a long distance. But now, we just need to connect our internet to open some social networking websites and opening Gmail or other accounts (Yahoo, etc) to send messages within secondsThe internet is used to send information quickly between computers around the world. It has millions of smaller domestic, academic, business, and government networks and websites, which together carry many different kinds of information (facts and details) and services. So in other words, the Internet is a network of networks. From the time internet has come in our life, our world has become changed to a great extent in the positive ways however in the negative ways too. It is highly beneficial for the students, businessmen, government agencies, research organizations, etc. Students can search any needed information for their study, businessmen can deal their business matters from one place, government agencies can do their work in proper time, research organizations can research more and give outstanding results, etc. Lastly, internet is a big hand of today’s success of the people. Let your kids and school going children know something about internet like its advantages and disadvantages. It helps in drawing their mind towards study a lot. All the essay on internet are written in very simple words especially for the use of students. Thank you.

Here, you will learn...
How to ask and answer politely.
How to give and follow instructions.
Example 1:
A: May I use your sharpener?
B: Yes, of course.
A: Thank you.
B: You’re welcome.
Example2:
A: Please give me the eraser.
B: Here you are, my friend.
A: Thank you.
B: You’re welcome. 


Let’s Read
Y2/Back at School
Conversation 1:
Class Monitor, Students and Teacher
Class Monitor: Stand up, class.
Students: Good morning, teacher.
Teacher: Good morning, children. Please sit down. I’m Miss Lim. I’m your English teacher.

Conversation 2:
Teacher and Class Monitor (Arjan)
Teacher: Who is the class monitor?
Arjan: I’m the class monitor.
Teacher: What is your name?
Arjan: My name is Arjan.

Practice
Give simple instructions and pupils follow, for example, ‘line up', ‘raise your hand’ and ‘be quiet’.
Ask pupils to introduce themselves. 

Let’s read and Answer
Y2/Back at School
Miss Julia Lim is Chee Seng’s teacher.
She teaches Science.
She is a good teacher.
Chee Seng likes her?
Answer the questions.
Who is Chee Seng’s teacher? Julia Lim is Chee Seng’s teacher.
What does Miss Julia Lim teach? She teaches Science.
Who likes Miss Julia Lim? Chee Seng likes Miss Julia Lim/her.

Let’s Read
Y2/Where do you live?
Conversation 1: Arjan, Harith and John Lee.
Arjan: Hello, I’m Arjan. I live in Taman Shah. Where do you live?
Harith: I’m Harith, I live in Taman Limau Manis.
John Lee: My Aunt Sherry lives in Taman Shah too.

Conversation 2:
Conversation between Siew Lin and Kumar.
Siew Lin: Where do you live?
Kumar: I live at 12, Jalan Munshi.
Siew Lin: Where is Jalan Munshi?
Kumar: This is Jalan Munshi.
Siew Lin: Which is your house?
Kumar: That is my house.

Practice
Tell the class about yourself.
Say (1) your name and (2) where you live.

Let’s Talk/Read
Y2/Where is it?
Conversation Between  James and Aminah
James: Hello. I’m new in this school. Where is the bookshop?
Aminah: Go straight on and turn right. The bookshop is on your left.
(You are here: field, guard house, hall, canteen, bookshop, and garden)

Listen and say.
(field, bookshop, hall, canteen, block A and block B)
Where is the field? Go straight on and turn left.
Where is the canteen?  Go past the hall. It’s on your right.
How do I get to Block B? Go straight on and turn left. Go past Block A. It’s on your right.

Let’s Read
CY2/Story Time
Listen and say
Speedy Spider
Speedy Spider lived on a farm. He had three friends. They were Hanny Hen, Coco Cow and Dangy Dog.
One day, he was spinning a web. Then, it rained. The rain washed away the web. Speedy Spider started to spin his web again.
Henny Hen: Stop spinning, Speedy. It is raining
Speedy Spider: No, I must not stop spinning. I must build my home.
There was a strong wind. It blew away Speedy’s web. Speedy started to spin his web again.
Dangy Dog: Stop spinning, Speedy. The wind is blowing
Speedy Spider: No, I must not stop spinning. I must build my home.
Question
What will Speedy Spider do if there is a storm?

Let’s Read
CY2/My House
Keywords
House: bathroom, bedroom, study room, kitchen, living room.
Kitchen: glasses, sink, stool, pail, toaster, rice cooker, refrigerator
Bedroom: pillow, bolster, blanket, bed, rug, toy train, drawer, nail
Leela and her family are in the living room.?
Leela is reading an email. It is from her friend.
Ravi is hanging a picture on j the wall.
Her father is painting the wall.
Balan is playing with a toy train. It runs on rail tracks.
Her mother is sitting on the sofa. She is sewing a button on a shirt.
Conversation
A: Name the things in the kitchen.
B: There is a pail.
B: There are plates.
Answer the questions.
Name the different parts of the house.
What do you see in the house?
What do you do in the kitchen? Tell the class.

Ask and answer.
A: Is Leela reading the newspaper?
B: No, she isn’t. She is ____
Say True or False.
Ravi is painting the wall.
Leela’s mother is cooking.
Balan is playing with his toy train.
Tell your friends what do you do in the living room.

Let’s Read
CY2/People Around Me
A Birthday Party
Listen and say.
Conversation 1
A: This is Arjan. He’s my best friend.
B: Nice to meet you.
Conversation 2
A: Hello, Uncle. I’m Chee Seng.
B: Hello, Chee Seng?
C: We are classmates.
Conversation 3
A: Hello, Aunty. This is for Harith.
B: Thank you. What is your name?
A: I’m Shareena.

Let’s Read
CY2/People Around Me
Harith’s family is away on holiday.
Chee Seng and his family help to take care of Harith’s house.
Mrs Lee is sweeping the leaves.
Chee Seng is feeding the cat.
Meng Yee is feeding the fish.
Lee is M the fish watering the plants.
Swee Tee is collecting the newspapers.
Exercise:
Talk about the activities in the picture.
Example:
What is Mr Lee doing?
He is watering the plants.
                       
With a broom. I sweep, sweep, sweep.
In my bed. I sleep, sleep, sleep.
Say how you can help your neighbours.

Let’s Write
CY2/People Around Me
Email
Subject: My best friend
Dear Ameer,
I have a friend. His name is Chee Seng.
He is my best friend. He is eight years old.
He likes cheesecake. We like to play badminton)
We are classmates.
Harith.

Reply Harith’s email.
Subject: My best friend

Dear ___,
Thank you for your email. I have a ___too.
His/Her name is ___. He/She is years old.
He/She likes We like to play ____.
We are ____.
(Your name)

Let’s Read
CY2/Hobbies
A: What do you want to do after school?
B: Let’s go swimming.
C: No, I don't like swimming. I like playing badminton.
D: I like singing. I sing every Friday night. What about you?
E: I like drawing. I draw during my free time.
Exercise:
Tell your friends about your hobby.

Let’s Read
CY2/Hobbies
Leela likes reading. She reads every night.
Harith likes playing computer games. He plays them every Saturday night.
Chee Seng likes swimming. He swims with his friends. They swim right after school.
Rinang collects stamps. He has many bright-coloured stamps. He keeps them in an album.
Say True or False.
Harith likes reading. (True/False)
Rinong collects stickers. (True/False)
Chee Seng’s hobby is swimming. (True/False)
Harith plays computer games every Saturday morning. (True/False)
               
Let’s Read
CY2/In My Town
Listen and say.
Sharon is going to town. She is going by bus.
A: This is the post office.
B: I buy stamps at the post office.  You post letters too.
Ask and answer.
A: What do you do in a hospital?
B: I see a doctor. I get medicine too.
What do you do at these places?
(1) market (2) bus station

Let’s Read
CY2/In My Town
Leela and Sharon see many buildings.
The bookshop is on Oak Road. You can buy books and pencils at the bookshop.
The restaurant is next to the bookshop. You can eat toast, oatmeal porridge and eggs at the restaurant.
The toy shop is next to the restaurant. You can buy a toy boat and a toy goat there.
Exercise:
Where is the bookshop? It is ___.
What can you do there? It is ___.
Ask and answer.
Do you like going to the shops? Why?
Which shop would you like to go to? Whu?

Let’s write.
CY2/In My Town
Leela and Sharon are telling their teacher about their trip.
A: We went to Oak Road with my father yesterday. We saw lots of buildings. We went to a bookshop. My father bought some books.
B: We went to a restaurant. We ate toast with jam. Then, we went to a toy shop.
I bought a toy goat and a toy boat. Sharon bought a doll. It had a red cloak.

Leela wrote a letter to her Aunt Rany.
Dear Aunt Rany,
How are you? Sharon and I went to town yesterday. We went with father. We went by bus.
We saw many  ____ on ___. We went ____.
Father bought ___. We went ___. We ate ____.
We went ___. I bought ____. Sharon bought ___.
I like going to town.
Leela

Exercise:
Choose a place.
Write what you can do there.
(1) post office (2) hospital

Let’s Read/Listen and say.
CY2/Getting Around
A: How do you come to school?
B: I cycle to school.
C: I come by car. My father drives me here.
D: I come by school bus.
E: I walk to school. It is not that far.
Exercise:
How do you come to school?

Let’s Read
CY2/Getting Around
Sharon and her family went to Pulau Langkawi.
They took a ferry from Kuala Kedah. At the jetty, they took a taxi to the Ark Hotel.
The next day, they went to the water park. They went by bus. Then, they went to a night market. From there, Sharon and her family took a van to the hotel.
Ask and answer.
How did Sharon and her family go to Pulau Langkawi?
They went ____.
Where did they go after the water park?
They went ___.
Say True or False.
They took a bus to the Ark Hotel.
They took a bus to the water park.
They went to Pulau Langkawi by ferry.
At night, they went to the hotel by car

Let’s Read
CY2/Occupations
Listen and say.
Arjan and his friends are talking about the occupations they like.
A: I would like to fly aeroplanes. I want to be a pilot. What do you want to be?
B: I love flowers. I want to be a florist. I like orchids
C: Hmm... I like to help people. I want to be a nurse. What about you, Leela?
D: I love music. I want to be a singer. I can play the organ.
Exercise:
What do you want to be? Say why.

Let’s Read
CY2/Occupations
Let’s read.
Leela and her friends wrote about their parents.
Sharon: My mother is a florist. She sells orchids and roses. She has a florist’s.
Chee Seng: My father is a musician. He plays the organ and the piano. He has a music studio.
Harith: My mother is a baker. She bakes bread and cakes. She has a bakery.
Arjan: My father is a farmer. He grows corn and fruit. He has a farm.

Complete the table.
Sharon’s mother
Job: Florist.
Place of work: ____
What does he/she do? : ____
Chee Seng’s father
Job: ____
Place of work: ____
What does he/she do? : ____
Harith’s mother
Job: ____
Place of work: ____
What does he/she do? : Bakes cakes
Arjan’s father
Job: ____
Place of work: Farm
What does he/she do? : ____

Let’s Read
CY2/Beautiful Flowers
Listen and say
A: What is this flower. Shareena?
B: It is a lily. I have a lily plant in my garden.
C: What are these?
B: They are roses. Roses have thorns. Be careful! Don’t get hurt.
C: What are these flowers?
B: They are morning glories They are purple.
Exercise:
What is your favourite flower?

Let’s Read
CY2/Beautiful Flowers
Ayu’s Nursery
Ayu’s pretty and has curly hair.
She has a nursery. She always brings her furry cat to the nursery.
There are purple orchids and white lilies.
There are roses and cactus plants too.
She makes sure she does not hurt herself on the thorns.
The plants are beautiful and the flowers are colourful. Ayu grows the plants small and big pots. She waters them every day. Many people go to Ayu’s nursery to buy the plants. Ayu loves her nursery.
Answer the questions.
Who has a nursery?  ____ has a nursery.
What plants are there in her nursery? There are ___
Why do many people go to Ayu’s nursery? They ___
What is a nursery? A nursery is a place where we grow ____

Let’s Read
CY2/Long –long Ago
Long ago in Kedah, there lived a farmer. His name was Kassim. He had a paddy field.
Kassim did not own a tractor. He borrowed a tractor to plough the field. Then, he planted rows of paddy.
Slowly, the paddy plants grew. One day, Kassim saw some crows. They were eating the grains of rice. He chased them away.
An old lady advised Kassim. He listened to her. He stopped chasing the crows away.
The next day, the paddy field glowed. Kassim was very happy.
Exercise:
Do you like the story?
What can you learn from the story?
(Say it together: Kassim grows paddy in rows and shares the grains with the crows)

Write sentences by using the words to help you.
Example: Kassim chased away the crows.
advised - Kassim
chased away - crows
shared - crows
paddy field - glowed

Let’s Read
CY2/Food
Food Come From…
Some food comes from animals. Butter and milk come from cows. Eggs come from chickens and ducks.
Trees also give us food. Rambutans, mangoes and durians grow on trees. We make oil from coconuts and oil palm fruit.
We get lots of different kinds of food from the sea too. Salmon, shellfish, crabs and squids come from the sea.
Some food comes from plants. We make bread and chapattis from wheat flour.
We make corn oil from corn. Tomatoes and brinjals come from plants, too.

Copy the table.
Write what you eat every day.
Days
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Meat
Grains
Seafood
Vegetables

Let’s Read
CY2/Festivals
Listen and say
Sharon and her friends are talking about festivals.
Irfan: I celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri. What do you celebrate Arjan?
Arjan: I celebrate Vaisakhi. It is in April every year.
Sharon: I celebrate Christmas. What about you Leela?
Leela: I celebrate Deepavali and Ponggal.
Jin Meng: I celebrate Chinese New Year and Mooncake festival.
Practice with your friend.
What do you celebrate, Priang?
What does Rinong celebrate?
I celebrate Gawai festival.
He celebrates Kaamatan festival.

Festivals in Malaysia
Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Harith celebrates Hari Raya Aidilfitri. He wears a baju melayu. His sister wears a baju kurung.
His mother makes lemang and rendang.
Chinese New Year
Sharon celebrates Chinese New Year. She wears a samfu and earrings. She gefs angpow. Her mother makes kuih bakul
Deepavali
Leela and her family celebrate Deepavali. Her brother, Balan wears a jippa. Her mother wears a sari. She makes murukku and dosa.

Complete the table
Harith
Festival: ___
Clothes: ___
Food:___
Sharon
Festival: ___
Clothes: ___
Food: ___
Balan
Festival: ___
Clothes: ___
Food: ___

Exercise:
Ask your friends what they do wear and eat during a festival.

Let’s Write
CY2/Festival
A=Arjan, B=Sharon
A: What festival do you celebrate, Arjan?
B: I celebrate Vaisakhi. It is in April every year.
A: What do you wear on that day?
B: I wear a headgear called turban. I wear a kurta too. My sister wears a salwar kameez and gold earrings.
A: Oh! What do you serve on that day?
B: My mother makes chapattis and dhal. She makes ladoo, too. My aunt makes barfi or milk candy. I like barfi and ladoo very much.

Exercise:
Arjan celebrates ____.
It is in ___.
He ___.
His sister ____.

Let’s Read
CY2/Games
Listen and say.
Guess What Game This Is
Conversation 1
A: I wear a pair of trainers.  I use a racquet and a shuttlecock. What game is it, Leela?
B: It is badminton.
Conversation 2
A: Harith, guess this game I use a stick and a ball.
B: Is it softball?
A: No, it isn’t, Harith. The game is hockey.
Exercise:
What games do you play in school?
What is your favourite game?

Listen and say.
CY2/Once upon a time
The Three Wishes
Once upon a time, there were three brothers.
They lived in the countryside.
They wished for three occupations.
A: What do you wish to be?
B: I wish to be a baker. I want to own a bakery.
A: What do you wish to be?
C: I wish to be a barber.
A: Are you sure?
C: Yes, I’m sure. I want to cut the prince’s hair.
A: What do you wish to be?
D: I wish to be a tailor. I want to make clothes for the king.
The three brothers went to town. They found the three occupations they wished for. They worked hard. Their father was proud of them.
Exercise:
Role-play the story.
You may change the wishes.

Let’s Read.
Y2/Animal Stories
One day, Moosey Mousedeer was thirsty. 
It went to the river. 
Timmy Tiger caught Moosey's foot.
Moosey Mousedeer: Please let me go.
Timmy Tiger: I'm hungry. I will not let you go.
Moosey Mousedeer: I'm too small. There is a goat. It is big.
Timmy Tiger: Ooh! Where is the goat?
Moosey Mousedeer: Look! It is under that durian tree.

Let’s Read.
Y2/Animal Stories
The Ant and the Grasshopper
Andy Ant and Rooney Grasshopper lived in the woods. It was a sunny day. Andy worked hard. Andy looked for food. Rooney sat on a stool. Rooney sang all day.
One day, it rained. Andy stayed at home. The rain did not stop. Andy had food. Rooney did not have any food. He knocked on Andy’s door.
RG: I’m hungry. Can I have some food?
AA: Yes, please come in.

Let’s Read.
Y2/Beautiful Flower
Ahmad, Shareena and Ranjit
Ahmad: What is this flower, Shareena?
Shareena: It is a lily. I have a lily plant in my garden. 
Ranjit: What are these?
Shareena: They are roses. Roses have thorns. Be careful! Don’t get hurt.
Ranjit: What are these flowers?
Shareena: They are morning glories They are purple.
What is your favourite flower?

Let’s Read and Act
Y2/Long-long Ago/How Melaka Got Its Name
Once upon a time, there was a king. 
His name was Parameswara. 
One day, he was in the forest. 
Something strange happened.
A: Look over there.
B: Where?
A: Near the row of bushes. The dog is chasing the mousedeer.
Suddenly, the mousedeer stopped It kicked the dog. Parameswara was shocked.
A: What a snow! I like this place. Let’s make it our home. Hmm... What shall we call this place? Let’s name it after this tree. What is the name of this tree?
B: This is the Melaka tree.
A: Let’s call this place “Melaka”
Act out the dialogue.
Browse the Internet for information. 
Read up and find out more about historic Melaka.

Let’s Read and Act
Y2/Long-long Ago
Scene 1
The children are fighting.
Ravi: I want to use the computer. 
Leela: It’s my turn.
Balan: I want to play games.
Scene 2
Mr Nathan hears them shouting.
Mr Nathan: Children! Stop fighting. Come here! 
Mr Nathan gives each child a stick.
Mr Nathan: Break it!
Balan: I can break it. That is easy.
Leela: I can break it too.
Ravi: It breaks easily.
Scene 3
The children throw the sticks away. Then, Mr Nathan gives them each a bundle of sticks.
Mr Nathan: Now, break this bundle of sticks.
Leela: I cannot break it.
Balan: I cannot break it, too.
Ravi: Neither can I.
Mr Nathan: You see, if you work together, you will be stronger.

Let’s Read
Y2/Once Upon a Time
A: Children, we have read the storybook. Tell me what you like about the story.
B: I like the story. It has a happy ending.
C: I like the dwarfs. They are helpful.
D: I like Snow White. She is beautiful and kind.
E: Surely Snow White will be a good queen.
Choose a storybook. 
Tell your friend why you like the story. 
Talk about the characters in the story.


Let’s Read
Y2/Once Upon a Time
The Three Wishes
Once upon a time, there were three brothers. They lived in the countryside. They wished for three occupations.
Uncle Arjit: What do you wish to be?
A: I wish to be a baker. I want to own a bakery.
Uncle Arjit: What do you wish to be?
B: I wish to be a barber.
Uncle Arjit: Are you sure?
B: Yes. I’m sure. I want to cut the prince’s hair.
Uncle Arjit: What do you wish to be?
C: I wish to be a tailor. I want to make clothes for the king.
The three brothers went to town. They found the three occupations they wished for. They worked hard. Their father was proud of them.

Let’s Read and Answer
Y2/Once Upon a Time
A Loving Sister
Princess Eliza had eleven brothers. A witch turned all her brothers into swans. She was sad. She wanted to find a cure.
One day. Princess Eliza met a fairy. She asked for help. The fairy knew Princess Eliza had a pure heart. The fairy told her to do three things.
A: Collect grass. Make eleven cloaks. Do not talk. 
B: It is okey.
A: Are you sure you can do it?
B: Yes, I’m sure
Pricess Eliza started to make the cloaks. She did not talk to anyone. She worked hard.
Finally, the cloaks were ready. Princess Eliza put the cloaks on the swans. The swans turned back into princes. They lived happily ever after.
Answer the questions.
I. What were the swans?
2. Who helped Princes Eliza
3. What did Princess Eliza make?
4. What happened to the swans?


Let’s Talk/Read
Y2/Looking Forward
Priang and her friends are talking about their English language lessons.
Priang: I liked reading stories.
Liana: I enjoyed writing.
Alex Tan: I acted in the drama ‘Bundle of Sticks’
May Lee: I liked learning about sounds.
Sarah: I prepared a PowerPoint presentation

Practice
Tell your friends about:
-your favourite English language activities.
-the stories you read.
-the sounds you learned.


Let’s Read
CY3 /Hobbies
A: Hey! My name is Super Boy. I am nine years old. My hobby is keeping pets. I like keeping cats and rabbits.
B: My name is Alex Tan. Jin Hao is my friend. He is nine years old too. His hobby is collecting things. He likes collecting stamps, coins and rings.
Super Boy 1: These are my friends. She is Priya. Her hobby is playing games. She likes playing badminton, netball and chess.
Super Boy 2: A: I like keeping rabbits. My hobby is keeping rabbits. He likes collecting coins. She likes  reading storybooks. Her hobby is reading storybooks.
Super Boy 3: Jin Hao likes  swimming and playing table tennis. Priya likes gardening and drawing.
Super Boy 4: Jin Hao likes playing table tennis but Priya likes drawing.  Priya likes gardening but Jin Hao likes swimming.
(Remember to use and and but to join sentences). 

Let’s Read
CY3/Stories
Conversation 1
A: Look! That’s the Sultan of Sriputra.
B: Yes. He loves his people very much.
A: Oh, no! The robbers want to steal the food.
C: Your Majesty, we will fight them.
D: Good, but I have a plan.
A: The villagers cut the rice plants.
B: They also hide the rice.   
A: The robbers are hungry but there is no food.
B: So, they have to leave.

Answer the questions.
The word steal means to ____
A rob B eat C carry
In the end, the people of Sriputra were ___
A angry B happy C hungry
The best title for the story is ___
A The Brove People
B The Clever Sultan
C The Hungry Robbers
What does the story teach us?
A To be kind.
B To work hard.
C To love our country.

Let’s Learn and do
Today; The Sultan loves his people. (present tense)
Long ago: The Sultan loved his people. (past tense)
Today: The robbers want to steal the food.
Long ago: The robbers wanted to steal the food.
Today: The people cut the rice plants.
Long ago: The people cut the rice plants.
Today: The robbers leave.
Long ago: The robber left.

Remember:
Today: is, live/lives, come/comes
Long ago: was, lived, came

Let’s Read
CY3/Things at Home
Keywords: an oven, a clock, a kettle, a stove, a television, a fan, a radio, a table, a book, a chair, a sofa.
What do you have in your home?
These are the things in my home.
(a big sofa, a plastic chair, a metal kettle, a round clock, a blue refrigerator)
Conversation 1
A: Oh! That’s a new television.
B: This is an old oven.
C: I have a new television, a big sofa, and a plastic chair in my home.
Remember: New, big, plastic, old metal, round and blue tell us more about things.
Conversation 2
A:  Where is the new computer?
B: The new computer is on the rectangular table.
A: Where is the round table?
B: The round table is near the big sofa.
The words on, near, underin tell us where things are.

Let’s Read
CY3/Places Outside the Home
A: Please tell me the way to the library.
B: Go down this road. Turn left.
A: When are you going to the library.
B: On Monday.
A: Where are you going?
B: I’m going to the market.
A: Where is the bank?
B: The bank is the brown building on your left.
A: Where are you going?
B: I’m going to the florist’s. I want to buy red roses for my mother’s birthday.
A: When is her birthday?
B: Tomorrow.
A: Where is Anisa going?
B: She is going to the bakery. She wants to buy buns and cakes for the party.
A: Where is Vijay going?
B: He is going to the bookshop.
A: Where is Jin Mei going?
B: She is going to the library.
A: When is she going?
B: On Monday.
A: Please tell me the way to the bank?
B: Walk down this road. Turn left into Jalan Setia. Go straight. The bank is on your left.

Remember:
WHERE – is used to ask about place.
WHEN – is used to ask about time. 

Let’s Read
CY3/Following Instructions
Yasmin and her friends are getting ready to celebrate Children’s Day
Wei Lee: Yasmin, will you teach us to make some masks?
Yasmin: Okay. We need some cardboard, coloured pencils, a pair of scissors, a blade and rubber bands.
(Yasmin goes to take the things from her bedroom)
Yasmin: Here are the things we need. Now, let’s make a mask of a cat. First, draw the face of a cat on the piece of cardboard and colour it.
Prema: Like this?
Yasmin: Yes. That’s a beautiful cat. Now, cut out the face of the cat. Then, cut two holes for the eyes. 
Wei Lee: We’ve finished. What do we do next?
Yasmin: Now, tie two rubber bands at the ears.
Prema: Hurray! I’ve made a mask wear!
Wei Lee: (Wearing his mask) look! I’ve one too.

Answer the questions.
Where are the children?
A In a bookshop B In a school C In a house
Who is good at making masks?
A Yasmin B Prema C Wei Lee
How many things do the children need to make a mask?
A Three B Four C Five

Let’s Read 
CY3/Looking back
Telephone conversation between Jin Hao and Mrs Nathan
Jin Hao: Hello, Mrs Nathan.
Mrs Nathan: Hello, Jin Hao.
Jin Hao: May I speak to Ramu.
Mrs Nathan: I’m sorry. He’s at Umar’s house.
Jin Hao: Can you please tell him to bring some bread and biscuits to school tomorrow.
Mrs Nathan: All right. I’ll tell him when he comes home.
Jin Hao: Thank you.


Let’s Read
CY5/What We Enjoy Doing
Aiman and Sunil are in Ubin's garden.
Sunil: The mangoes on these branches are big. Are they sweet?
Aiman: Yes, they are sweet.
Sunil: Did you plant the tomatoes yourself?
Aiman: Oh, yes. I enjoy gardening. It is wonderful to watch the plants grow.
Ubin: The roses and lilies over here are beautiful. How do you take care of them?
Aiman: I water them every day. It's getting dark. There might be mosquitoes over there. Let's go inside now.
Sunil: Can we see your collection of badges?

Singular
Plural
plant
badge
tomato
mosquito
mango
branch
lily
plants
badges
tomatoes
mosquitoes
mangoes
branches
lilies

Let’Read
Mr Chan meets his pupils in school.
Mr Chan: Boys and girls, I have something to tell you. Kim of Year 5 Mawar lost some of her belongings in a fire.
A: We can raise funds to help her.
B: I like to bake cake. I will ask my mother to help me to bake some cupcakes for us to sell.
C: I like art and craft. I can make some bookmarks for sale.
Mr Chan: That’s great.
D: Perhaps I can donate some storybooks for sale.
E: That's a good idea. I can sell some mangoes and tomatoes from my garden.
What can these pupils do?
D: He can donate some storybooks.
C: _____
B: _____
E: _____

The children worked hard to raise funds for Kim.
Hui Peng's mother helped her to bake some cupcakes. Hui Peng used some flour, eggs, sugar and butter to make the cupcakes. She baked them in an oven. Hui Peng baked fifty cupcakes. (Hui Peng = B)
Angie made some beautiful bookmarks. She used her computer to design the bookmarks. She decorated them with stickers, beads and ribbons. Angie made forty-two bookmarks altogether. (Angie = C)

We use 'some' with countable and uncountable nouns.
Countable Nouns: bookmarks, storybooks, badges, key rings, coins boxes
Uncountable Nouns: curry, food, water, rice, salt, sugar

Let’s Read
This is the poster that the children have put up.
CHARITY SALE
By 5 Mawar
Date: 16 March 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.
Venue: School Children
Come and help us raise funds for a good cause.
There will be many things on sale.
Delicious cupcakes
Fresh mangoes and tomatoes
Beautiful bookmarks
Second-hand storybooks

Complete the dialogue between Aiman and Farah
Aiman: Did you see the poster on the charity sale in the canteen?
Farah: Yes, I did. There will be _____.
Aiman: Hui Peng and her mother bakes the most ____. So be sure to buy some.
Farah: I have told my mother about the mangoes and tomatoes on sale. She is going to give me the money to buy _____. I will be buying _____ for myself. I have heard that they are _____.
Aiman: Yes, they are. Angie has decorated them with _____.
Farah: Will you be buying anything?
Aiman: Oh, yes. I am going to buy_____. Sunil is selling forty-seven second-hand storybooks.
Farah: I am looking forward to the charity sale.
Aiman: So am I.

Let’s Read
CY5/Discovering Plant
Conversation 1
Aiman: Grandfather, look! Here is a ripe durian. It smells so good.
Grandfather: Be careful of its sharp thorns.
Conversation 2
Aiman is helping his grandfather at his fruit stall.
Grandfather: Aiman, can you help me arrange these big durians.
Aiman: Yes, grandfather. Look at those durians. They are bigger than these.
Grandfather: Yes, they are. I will arrange the biggest durians later. They are over there in the basket.

Talk about these fruits:
Starfruit (small),
Mangosteen (smaller than),
Rambutan (the smallest)
The starfruit is small.
The mangosteen is smaller than the starfruit.
The rambutan is the smallest.

Let’s Read
Kavita and Angie are at a florist's nearby. Kavita wants to buy flowers for her mother's birthday.
Kavita: The carnations, lilies, orchids and roses are so beautiful.
Angie: So which flowers are you going to buy?
Kavita: I cannot decide if carnations are more beautiful than orchids. What do you think I should get?
Angie: Well, I think orchids are more beautiful than carnations. If you cannot choose between them, I suggest you buy some roses. I think roses are the most beautiful flowers.

Let's read
CY5/Discovering Plant
Look again
A - Aiman's mother bought some fruits. Read what Aiman says about the fruits that his mother bought.
Aiman: Here are the mangoes, papayas and rambutans. The papayas are sweeter than the mangoes. I think that the rambutans are the sweetest. She also bought some honeydew melons, jackfruits and durians. I think that the jackfruits are more delicious than the honeydew melons. The durians are the most delicious.

B - Complete the chart below using the information above.
The mangoes are _____’
The _____ are ______ than the mangoes.
The ____ are the ____.
The ­­­­­­____ are delicious.
The jackfruits are ____ the honeydew melons.
The _____ are _____.

C - Look at the flowers. Use the words to make sentences.
pink lilies - expensive
red rose -  more expensive – pink lilies
carnations - most expensive

Let’s Read
CY5/Amazing Animals
Talk about animal.
Ask and answer questions.
Use the word ‘is’, ‘are’, ‘has’ and ‘have’.
Read and understand texts.
Write words and sentences.
Listen to and say words such as ‘skinny’ and ‘quit’

Let's read
Angie, Sunil and Hui Peng tell their classmates some interesting facts about animals.           
Angie: The duck has waterproof feathers. There is a special oil spread over its feathers. The oil makes water flow off its back. The female duck plucks a few of its feathers to build a nest. The drake will guard the nest until the eggs are hatched. The young of a duck is called a duckling.
Sunil: The lioness hunts for food. She also takes care of the cubs. The lion does not hunt. It scares its enemies away with its roar. It has a very loud roar which can be heard eight kilometres away.
Hui Peng: A gander and goose can guard a farm. They do not like strangers. When they see a stranger, they will chase the person away by honking loudly. Even the goslings will honk loudly at a stranger.

Take turns to ask and answer.
Use some of the words in the box
A: What is a female sheep called? What does it look like?
B: It is called an ewe. It is small and covered in white fleece.
A: What do you call the young of a goat? What does it have on its head?
B: It is called a kid. It has horns on its head.

Complete the table.
Male
Female
The Young

goose

lion
.


duck


cow
calf
ram
ewe

peacock

chick

tigress
cub
stallion
mare


Do you know?
Male sheep – ram
Female horse – mare
Young horse – foal
Young elephant – calf
Young kangaroo – joey
Young eagle - eaglet

Which of these words do not belong to the group?
A – foal/tigress/tiger/cub
B – ewe/ram/lamb/mare
C – cow/lioness/tomcat/goose
D – ram/stallion/peahen/drake
E – gander/calf/bull/billy goat
F – doe/duck/rooster/tabby cat

Let’s Read
CY5/Lend a Hand
enjoy a song
suggest ideas
read and understand a text
 form sentences
use the words 'was' and 'were'
listen to and say words such as quilt’ and 'built'

Let's read
Angie: Where are you going?
Hui Peng: I’m going to the gift shop. I'm buying a souvenir for Farah.
Angie: Did you say a souvenir for Farah?
Hui Peng: Yes. She's leaving our school. Her father is going to work in Penang. They're leaving next week.
Angie: Oh, I see. Does Sunil know about this? Maybe, we can plan something for her.
Hui peng: No, I have not told him yet.

Practice with a friend
I'm going to the gift shop.
I'm going to buy souvenir for Farah.
She's leaving our school.
They're leaving next week.

We use an apostrope (') when we write the short forms of words.
Examples: I am - I'm; you are - you're; he is – he’s; she is – she’s; we are – we’re; they are – they’re
Short forms are used in a conversation.

Write the short forms for the words in bold.
Example:
She is collecting seashells along the shore.
She’s collecting seashells along the shore.
It is raining heavily.
We are using the computers.
They are coming over next week.
I can see that you are a diligent boy.
I am going to make tuna sandwiches.
He is planning to take his family to Sabah.

Let's role-play
It is recess. Angie and Sunil are in the canteen.
Angie: Do you know that Farah is leaving our school?
Sunil: Did you say Farah is leaving our school?
Angie: Yes.
Sunil: Why?
Angie: Her family is moving to Penang.
Sunil: When are they leaving?
Angie: Next week. I’m going to miss her. Were good friends.
Sunil: Well, let's organize a farewell party for her.
Angie: It's a good idea.

Practice with friend.
A: Let's organize a farewell party for her.
B: It’s a good idea.
A: Let's buy party hats and some balloons.
B: All right.

We use 'Let's' when we want to suggest ideas to someone.
'Let's' is the short form of 'Let us'.

Write sentences beginning with 'Let’s
Example:
- buy – presents: Let's buy presents for her.
- play – field: _____
- go – library: _____


Let’s Read
CY5/Safe and safe

Angie: Let’s make a pencil holder from the core of this toilet roll.
Simon: All right. What do we nee?
Angie: Get a sheet of thick paper, a tube of paint, a roll of masking tape, a bottle of glue, a packet of buttons and a bag of beans.
Simon: All right. What do we do now?
Angie: Cover one end of the core and tape it, using the masking tape. Paint the pencil holder. Then, allow the paint to dry in the sun for about half an hour.
Simon: The pencil holder is now dry.
Angie: Good! Put some glue on the buttons and beans and stick them to the pencil holder. Dry the pencil holder before using it.

Let’s say it loud.
A packet of buttons
A bag of beans
A roll of masking tape
A bottle of glue
A tube of paint
A sheet of paper

Let’s Role-Play
Waiter – (for male)/Waitress – (for female)
Conversation 1
Waiter A: Welcome to the Pied Piper Restaurant. What would you like?
Ms Ann: I would like some fries.
Waiter A: Would you also like some fried rice?
Ms Ann: No, I have tried the fried rice. Now, I would only like some fries.
Waiter: Very well, madam.
Conversation 2
Waiter B: Good afternoon sir. What would you like, sir?
Mr Danny Lim: i would like a pie and some lime juice. Please make it quick. I don’t have much time.

Say these words and read the sentences quickly.
Tie – pie – fries – lime – time – rice – like – white – chime – brine.
The man with tie tried the fries, the fried rice and the pie.

Let’s Read
CY5/From Young To Old
What can you see in the garden.
Hui peng invites her friends over for a party in her garden.
Hui Peng: I would like to invite you over for tea in my garden on Saturdays. Will you be able to come?
Suzane: I’m sorry, I can’t come. I have tuition classes on Saturdays. 
Arina: Yes, thank you. I look forward to it.

Invitation
A: Please come to my birthday party next Sunday.
B: (To accept/to decline) ______
Answer (To Accept)
Thank you. That’s very kind of you.
I’ll be there. Thank you.
That’s wonderful. Thank you.
Answer (To decline)
Thank you but I can’t come.
I’m afraid I can’t come.
I’m sorry. I’ll be busy on Sunday.

Write an answer for each invitation.
Conversation 1
A: I would like to invite you to my house for dinner.
B: _____    
Conversation 2
A: We’re having a party on Friday. Can you join us?
B: _____
Conversation 3
A: Please come over for lunch on Sunday.
B: _____

Let’s Read
Hui Peng and her friends are in garden.
Kavita: What a lovely garden! The sunflowers, balsams and hibiscus flowers look beautiful.
Hui Peng: Thank you. Earlier, the garden looked terrible so we decided to tidy up. It was hard work but a lot of fun.
Kavita: There are many butterflies here because they are attracted to the colourful flowers.
Kavita: I see. I wish I had some of these flowers in my garden.
Hui Peng: Here. You can take these balsam seeds and plant them.
Kavita:  Thank you, Hui Peng. Could I also have some sunflower seeds?
Hui Peng: Yes, of course. These seeds are small but they can grow into very big plants.
Kavita: Oh no! I only have small pots at home so I will buy some bigger ones.
Note: The sunflower and pumpkin seeds can be eaten.

Let’s Read
CY5/Love Our Country
Let’s Role-Play
A: Mum, is there a letter for me?
B: No, but there’s a letter for Ranjit. It’s from the Ministry of Defence. I guess Ranjit is selected to do the National Service.
A: I’m sure ranjit will be very happy. I can’t wait to tell him the good news.

Subject of a sentence
I, he, she, we, they, you, it
Example:
I am going to the camp.
Object of a sentence 
Me, him, her, us, them, you, it
Example:
Susan gave me a book.

Say these sentences aloud
He wears the sports uniform.
She watches the movie ‘Lefternan Adnan’.
We go trekking in the jungle.
They climb the monkey bars.
You have to come tonight.
It is hungry.
Wye Kit stands behind him.
The trainer praises her for cooperating.
Ranjit left the bags with us.
Mr Tan demonstrates it to them.
I will pass the book to you.
Give it some milk.

Let’s Read
CY5/Places Around You
Ubin and Aiman are on a treasure hunt.
Glue 1: Go to a place where you can find people who are ill.
A: It’s the hospital. I know where it is. It’s behind the police station.
Glue 2: Make your way to the place where you can buy fresh vegetables and fish.
B: Oh! That has to be the market. It is next to the fire station in Jalan Melur.
Glue 3: Do you know a place where there is a pond? That is your final stop!
C: the pond is in the park. It is in Jalan Maju.

Ubin wants to walk from the pharmacy to the shoe shop. 
Read the directions.
Instruction:
Pick a building. Give directions from one place to another.
Example:
How to go to the shoe shop from the pharmacy?
Turn right into Jalan Utara. Use the overhead bridge to get across the road.
Walk down the road towards the traffic lights and turn left into Jalan Timur.
The shoe shop is the second building on your right.
How to go to the Dental Clinic from the Police Station?
Turn left into Jalan Selatan. Walk along the road towards the traffic lights and turn left into Jalan Barat. Use the overhead bridge to get across the road. The dental clinic is the last building.

Let’s say
Mosque, church, temple, shoe shop, art gallery, supermarket, pharmacy, optical shop, florists, library, car park, hospital, bus station, restaurant, petrol station, optical shop, and police station.

Let’s Read:
Angie has just read the story of ‘The ace for the Cup’ by Barbara Mitchelhill. Let’s look at her notes about the different characters in the story.

Ben:
He was a show-off.
He was rude to Kamaljeet.
He was careless.
He was a liar.
He lost the race.
Kamaljeet:
She trained on her own.
She worked hard.
She was very patient.
She won the race.
Ranjit:
E was hardworking.
He could not run fast so he trained hard.
He was selfish as he did not want to train with Ben.
He lost the race.

Pick one of the three characters.
Talk about the character.
A: I like Ranjit because he was hardworking. He could not run fast so he trained hard. I wish he had won the race.
B: I do not like Ben because he was a show-off and he was rude to Kamaljeet. I think he lost the race because he was careless and liar.

Let’s Read
A: I enjoy collecting stamps. This is my stamp collection.
B: Follow these instructions to make beautiful paper carnations.
C: Please pay attention! This is a big oil palm plantation. If you get lost, ask for directions.
D: We need to stop this pollution! Let’s look for a solution. Let’s start by cleaning up this location.

Read these words aloud.
Instructions – carnations – collection – attention – plantation – directions – pollution – solution - location  

Let’s Read
CY5/Young Heroes
Read what Sadako’s and friends thought about her.
Parents: Sadako was a helpful child. She often helped with the household chores.
Friends at school: Sadako was athletic. She was the fastest runner in our class.
Nurse who treated Sadako: Sadako was a friendly child. She liked to talk with the other patients.
Sadako’s room-mate at the hospital: Sadako was a curious girl. She learned many things from the other patients.

Remember:
Adjectives are words which tell us about things and people.
Examples: 
She is curious.
The paper cranes are beautiful.

Words that they used to describe Sadako:
Helpful child
The fastest runner
A friendly child
A curious girl
Like to talk 

Let’s Read
Aiman tells Hui Peng and Ubin about his trip to Japan.
Hui Peng: Welcome back, Aiman. How was your trip to Japan?
Aiman: It was enjoyable and interesting.
Ubin: Where did you go?
Hui Peng: Which place did you like most?
Aiman: Hiroshima. It is a beautiful city and is known as the City of Peace.
Hui Peng: Did you visit the Hiroshima Peace Park?
Aiman: Yes. The Children’s  Peace Monument is there. It is a bronze statue of a girl holding a paper crane. It was built to remember Sadako, a victim of the bombing of Hiroshima.
Hui Peng: I read that people from all over the world send paper cranes to the Peace Monument.
Ubin: Maybe we should do the same, too.
Aiman and Hui Peng: that’s a good idea.

Answer with simple responses.
Examples:
A: Did Aiman go to Japan?
B: Yes, he did.
A: Did Ubin go to Japan?
B: No, he didn’t.

Did Aiman go to Tokyo?
Did Aiman go to Kyoto?
Did Hui Peng visit the Children’s Peace Monument?
Did Ubin see the statue of Sadako?
Did Aiman enjoying his visit to Japan?

Let’s Read
CY5/Little Drops of Water
Role-play
A: Hello, Sunil. I have a new penfriend. She is from the Sahara Desert.
B: Wow! What’s her name?
A: Mahasin. Her family rears many types of animals.
B: Really?
A: Yes. They have a flock of sheep, a herd of camels, a herd of cows and a team of oxen.

Read aloud
A pack of wolves
A troop of monkeys
A pride of lions
A school of fish
A litter of kittens
A broad of chicks
A packet of buttons
A beg of beans.
A roll of masking tape
A bottle of glue
A tube of paint
A sheet of paper

Remember
A collective noun is used for a group of animals, things or people taken as one.

Complete the rhyme.
A troupe of scouts climbing up a wall.
A flock of ____ drinking of the waterfall.
A ____ of chicks cheeping in the hall.
A ____ of kittens playing with a ball.
A herd of ____ trumpeting in the jungle.
A team OF ____ galloping with each other.
A ___ of whales swimming in the water.
A ____ of lions chasing one another.

Let’s role-play
Tell me, where did you see the rats?
I saw rats in the kitchen.
There were rats on the roof.
There were rats eating cheese near the market.
I saw rats running dawn the drains.
There were many rats running up the chinney.
I saw rats running out of the barns.

Complete the paragraph.
Choose the correct answer.
The children came (out/up) of their homes. They followed Pled Piper. They marched (in/on) line. They marched (down/in) the sheet. They walked (on/in) the bank of Weser River. They climbed (up/near) Koppelberg. They stopped (near/out) a cave.

Let’s Read
CY5/Once Again
Complete the interview with ‘Wh’ questions. 
Role-play.
Harold Hamada wins the Grand Motor Race.
Roland Tan interviews him.
Roland: Congratulations!
Harold: Thank you.
Roland: ___ do you feel winning this important race?
Harold: Great! This is my first victory this year.
Roland: ___ is your closest competitor?
Harold: It’s Heng Jehan. He’s really fast.
Roland: ___ team is he from?
Harold: The Swift Team.
Roland: I see. ___ is your next race?
Harold: In a fornight’s time. I’m looking forward to it.
Roland: I’m sure. ___ will the race be?
Harold: In the Sepang International Circuit. I like racing there.
Roland: ___ do you feel that way?
Harold: I have many fans there.
Roland: Well, Harold, ____ would you like to tell your fans in Malaysia?
Harold: Thanks for your support. See you in Sepang.
Roland: Thanks Harold. I wish you l the best.
Harold: Thank you. 

Answer the questions.
Write questions for the answers below.
What ___?
I won a trophy and a set of storybooks.
How ___?
They went to Port Dickson by bus.
Where ___?
My school sports day was yesterday.
Why ___?
She went to the stadium to practise running.

Let’s Read and Answer
Hui Peng and her friends are reading the notes on the noticeboard.
Gardening Club
Calling For New Members
RM3 a month.
Learn how to grow flowers.
Meetings on Tuesdays at the school hall. (2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Advisor – Mr Tan

Art & Craft Club 
We Are Looking For You
RM4 a month.
Learn to draw and make handicrafts
Meeting on Wednesdays at the Art Room (3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Advisor – Pusat Roslina

Music Club
Come and Be Part of Us
RM2 a month
Learn to play musical instruments
Meetings on Mondays at the Music Room
Advisor – Mr Ravi

Use the information from the notes above and complete the dialogue.
A: Which club you want to join, Sunil? 
B: I would like to join the ___ because I like gardening. I only have to pay ___. Moreover, the meetings ___. 
A: What about you, Angie?
B: Since I like drawing, I would like to ___. Hui Peng, you have not told us which club you would want to join.
A: My father has just bought me a piano. So I would join  ___. I hope I can learn to play some ___.
B: Since we have decided which club to join, let’s go and register our names now.

Let's Read
Y5/Family Day
Irfan, Jasleen, May Lee, Sigat, and Vijay are talking about an announcement made by their headmaster. It is about a Family Day event which will be organised by the school. Listen to their conversation.
Irfan: I’m so excited! Our school is going to have a Family Day event at the end of this month. It’s simply fantastic!
Jasleen: Our parents can come and take part in all the activities planned for the day. It’s the best time to know more about our school and the teachers too.
May Lee: There are lots of games and also a colouring contest for those below six years old. My sister can take part in the contest.
Sigat: Our headmaster said our parents can go to the classroom to talk to our teachers. I’m sure my parents would like to see Miss Sharmila, our class teacher.
Vijay: I guess it’s going to be a grand event. Everybody is talking about it and they look so happy. It’s a wonderful way to start the school term.

Some activities held during a Family Day
balloon twisting
sack race
tug of war

Let’s Practice…
Talk about the activities above.
Which activity do you like the most? Why?
Talk about other activities that can be carried out on a Family Day
  
Let’s Read and Answer
Y5/Saving, Spending and Sharing
Conversation - Miss Sharmila, Irfan and Jasleen
Miss Sharmila is talking about the importance of money to the pupils of 5 Bestari. Let’s listen to what she has to say.
Miss Sharmila: There are many ways to manage money wisely. I follow ‘The 3S Principle’.
Vijay: ‘The 3S Principle’? What is that. Miss Sharmila?
Miss Sharmila: The f irst ‘S’ is savings. Savings is when you decide to put some of your money aside for future needs.
Jasleen: Is it like keeping the money in a money box or bank account?
Miss Sharmila: Yes, exactly. The second 'S' is spending wisely. This is where you have to make a choice between what you want and what you need.
Vijay: I want to buy a box of jigsaw puzzle but at the same time. I really need a pair of school shoes. I guess this is where I have to make a choice. Emm... my choice will be shoes because the pair of shoes I have now is torn.
Miss Sharmila: Good choice, Vijay. The third S' is sharing the money you have with other people. You can either donate it or buy presents for your loved ones.
Jasleen: I can use the pocket money saved to buy a bouquet of flowers for my mother on her birthday. Is this called sharing, Miss Sharmila?

Answer the questions.
Do you think buying a bouquet of flowers for your mother is sharing or spending?
Discuss the difference between saving, spending, and sharing.

Listen and say.
Vijay: Miss Sharmila, what is the difference between ^ ‘needs’ and ‘wants’?

Miss Sharmila: ‘Needs’ are things that we must have while ‘wants’ are things we would like to have. For example, between a jigsaw puzzle and a pair of school shoes, it is clear that Vijay needs the shoes more than the jigsaw puzzle.


Let’s read and answer
Y5/Saving, Spending and Sharing
Jasleen’s cousin, Ranbir likes to spend his money on unnecessary things. Jasleen talks to him on how to open a bank account.
A Conversation Between Ranbir and Jasleen
Ranbir: Hi Jas, do you think I can open a bank account? I’m only nine years old.
Jasleen: Sure you can, Ranbir. You can even have an account when you’re a baby! It’s called the ‘children saving account’. You can open a ‘student bank account’ when you are 12 years old.
Ranbir: Do I have to pay to open an account, Jas?
Jasleen: Emm…no, you don’t have to. You only have to put some money in your account to get started.
Ranbir: Will I get anything for keeping my money in the bank?
Jasleen: Yes, you will get ‘interest’ or ‘profit’. It is the extra money the bank will give you for keeping money in their bank.
Ranbir: Wow! That’s wonderful. You mean the more I save, the more profit I get?
Jasleen: Yes, Ranbir. Start saving and stop spending your money on unnecessary things. Remember, the safest place to keep your money is in the bank. Good luck!
Ranbir: Okay I will. Thanks a lot, Jasleen.

State True or False.
You have to pay to open a bank account. (True/False)
A ‘student banking account’ is only for those below 12 years old. (True/False)
Your parents can save money in your account when you are a baby. (True/False)
Interest is the extra money you get when you save in a bank. (True/False)

Only a few people can open a bank account. (True/False)
You will get more interest when you save for a longer time. (True/False)

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Y5/Fascinating Sabah and Sarawak
Irfan and Jasleen
Irfan is telling Jasleen about his visit to Sabah.
Irfan: The trip to Sabah was the best. I went jungle trekking with my family. I saw a baby proboscis monkey among a troop of proboscis monkeys in the forest. It was amazing.
Jasleen: Wow! That’s fantastic, Irfan. Proboscis monkeys are unique animals which can only be found in certain places in Borneo.
Irfan: Yes, you are right. I took some pictures of an adult proboscis monkey when it was jumping over a stream to look for food.

Exercise:
Write sentences using among and over.
Example 1: - i - tourist - standing - peacocks -
The tourist is standing among the peacocks.
Example 2: - aeroplane - flying - Mount Kinabalu –
_________
Example 3: - hornbill - gliding - trees –
_________
Example 4: - girl - standing - Sarawak vases –
_________
Example 5: -bee - flying - a pot of honey
_________

Listening and Speaking
Imagine you are a member of the school magazine editorial board. You and your friends wish to write an article on Captain Malaysia.
Get into groups of five. Select a member in your group to be Captain Malaysia and the other four members to be the interviewers. Interview him using the questions provided. There are no right or wrong answers.
What is your real name?
Where do you live?
What do you do for a living?
Do you have a family?
Why are you here?
How do you sense danger?
How do you get your superhero powers?
What special gadgets do you use?
Did you design the shield?
Did you design the car?
How often do you change your costume?
Who do you usually help?

Do you have any advice for Malaysian school children?

More practices...
Let's read and answer.
Y5/Malaysia Legends
Miss Sharmila and the pupils of 5 Bestari are going to the Grand Museum to see a special exhibition on Malaysian legends.
Listen to their conversation.
Irfan: What is a legend, Miss Sharmila?
Sharmila: A legend is a story from ancient times about places or events that may or may not be true.
Susan: What makes legends interesting?
Sharmila: They have supernatural elements or magic in them. The characters are remembered for their special values such as bravery, honesty or beauty.
Ashuk: In Sarawak, we have the legend of Bujang Senang.
Irfan: The legend of Bujang Senang?
Ashuk: Yes, Irfan. It is said that there was a famous man-eating crocodile that terrorised the Lupar River in Sarawak. It is believed that a man named Simalungun was the huge crocodile.
Irfan: Wow! I can’t wait to hear more about legends!
Do you think pupils will still be using pen and paper to do their homework in the future? Why?

Let's read...
Y5/Moving Forward
Miss Sharmila is having a discussion with the pupils of 5 Bestari. 
Listen to them talking about what could possibly happen to our lives in the future. 
The changes could be in terms of transportation, education, lifestyle, and technology.    
Jasleen: What do you think the Earth would be like in the future?
Aminah: Right now, a lot of tall buildings like condominiums and apartments are being built for people to live in. In the future, there will be more people We will start to look for other planets to live in due to little space.
Irfan: In the present time, only astronauts get to travel to space. However, the future might change for space exploration. We might be able to ____.
Kumar: It’s amazing how technology has evolved in our lives. Perhaps we won’t be using papers anymore to learn and write. Everything will be on ____. Life would be more convenient as robots can ____ .
May Lee: Yes. The possibilities are endless. What other kind of changes do you want to see in the future?
Wai Meng: I want to see change in ____.


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Y6/Wonderful Made...
Conversation between Mouthy Mouth and Missy Mouth.
Mouthy Mouth: Hi, Missy Mouth. You look unwell.
Missy Mouth: Yes, Mouthy Mouth. I felt like giving up in despair.
Mouthy Mouth: What happened, Missy Mouth?
Missy Mouth: My master fell off the stairs and I got hurt.
Mouthy Mouth: I feel sorry for you. Have your master seen the doctor?
Missy Mouth: Yes. The round face doctor has given some amount of medicine to lessen the pain.
Mouthy Mouth: Well. I wish you will get back that beautiful pout of yours. Take care, Missy Mouth.

Missy Mouth: Thank you Mouthy Mouth. I hope so, too.


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Y6/Wonderful Made...
Hannah met Syazureen’s friends, Piri, Anand, Eva, Izwin, Yoke Phin and Amarjit at her house during Hari Raya.
Syazureen: Hannah, meet my friend Piri. He is from Sarawak. He is an Iban.
Hannah: Hello, it’s nice meeting you Piri.
Piri: Me too, Hannah.
Syazureen: These are my other friends. Anand, Eva, Izwin, Yoke Phin and Amarjit.
Hannah: Hello, everyone. Pleased to meet you. 
Anand: Welcome to Malaysia.
Piri: Thank you. It is a beautiful country.
Syazureen: Friends, let’s enjoy the food. We have chicken, rendang, lemang and local cakes and biscuits.
Hannah: Wow, I have never seen so much food before!
Anand: Yes, you can never go hungry in Malaysia.

Let’s Read
Fit as A Fiddle/Never Give up
Syazureen and Eva are doing a class project on young athletes in Malaysia. They interviewed Salman Ali Shariati Abdul Halim, 8 and his sister, Zahra Ma’soumah Abdul Halim, 13 who have earned a place in the Malaysia Book of Records in February 2015. Read the interview.
Syazureen: Congratulations! Well, your swimming skills proved to be record breaking!
Salman & Zahra:Thank you.
Eva: Your names have been listed in the Malaysia Book of Records as the youngest duo to swim the longest distance in Malaysia. Can you give us more details?
Zahra: We swam 8.9 kilometres across the binding Straits, from Pulau Pangkor to Lumut. The swim took us 3 hours 40 minutes.
Syazureen: You were in the water for almost four hours!
That’s amazing!
Zahra: Yes, it was a tough challenge. Not only was the water cold, it was also raining very heavily. We were supposed to start at 7.30 a.m., but it had to be postponed to 8.20 a.m. because of the rain.
Salman: At one point, I almost gave up!
Syazureen: What kept you going?
Our trainers motivated us to keep moving and never to give up.
Syazureen: Who were your trainers?
Zahra: Officer Mohd Arof Omar and Sergeant Jamaluddin Idris from the Royal Malaysian Navy and our dad, Abdul Halim Abdul Manaf.
Eva: It was really hard work but I guess you won’t be able to keep up with the challenge unless you are fit. How do you keep yourselves fit?
Salman: We swim a distance of four to five kilometres every day. On weekends, we jog with our family members.
Eva: You mean your family joins you?
Salman: Yes. Jogging is a family activity. On weekends, we would jog around five to ten kilometres at the Ipoh Polo Ground.
Syazureen: What about food? Is there any special food that you eat?
Zahra: Mum prepares all our meals. We never miss the three main meals and we drink plenty of water. Drinking milk is also a routine we never fail to miss. 
Eva: Your physical and mental strengths are really outstanding! How do you feel after completing this task?
Zahra: We felt relieved and have a sense of accomplishment. It was not easy to achieve our goal but we have trained hard. I personally believe that if we want to achieve our ambitions, we must be determined.
Syazureen: Yes, we agree with you. We need to have strong determination in whatever we do.

Answer the questions
The challenges faced by the duo were the following except....
A. cold water B. heavy rain C. huge waves
Why was the swim changed to a later time?
A The rain was heavy.
B Salman wanted to give up.
C The children were not ready.
How long did the children take to complete the swim?
A. 200 minutes B. 220 minutes C. 240 minutes
Why did Salman almost give up?
How did the trainers help the children?
If it had not been raining, at what time do you think the siblings would have completed the swim?
How did Zahra and Salman prepare for the event?

The following words appear in the dialogue. Match the words in List A with their meanings in List B.
Example: duo – two persons
List A: determined – duo – motivated – routine - accomplishment
List B: achievement – habit - two persons - strong-minded - encouraged

Let’s read
Y6/Fit as a fiddle/Food for thought
An interview between Izwin and Galven Kendall
Izwin: Where are you from, Galven? 
Galven: I’m from Damansara Indah. 
Izwin: What has been your greatest achievements?
Galven: I was the first Malaysian to win International Junior Golf Tournament
Izwin: Do you have a coach to train you?
Galven: Yes, of course.
Izwin: How many days you go for training every week?
Galven: Twice a week.
Izwin: How do you spend your weekends?
Galven: I jointly train with my elder brother, Gavin Kyle.
Izwin: What is your hobby?
Galven: I enjoy playing golf and football.

Let’s read
Y6/Fit as a fiddle/Food for thought
The children are talking about the food they enjoy. 
Read the conversation
Syazureen: I like to eat home-cooked meals. Mum loves to make steamed popiah and chicken soup. But when she’s busy, she’ll buy frozen food. Mum wants us to stay away from junk food because it isn’t nutritional. What about you Piri?
Piri: As for me, I love Chinese food. Sometimes, we have our meals at our favourite Chinese restaurant. My dad usually orders herbal soup which is really delicious. The mixed vegetables are also tasty. I love the steamed fish with extra ginger and soy sauce.
Amarjit: If you like Chinese food, Piri, I love Indian food because it’s spicy. We have our meals at the Klang Curry House. My favourite meal is the vegetable dalca. It blends well with briyanirice. I love to have them with lentil soup. They are really tasty and I don’t think they are fattening!

Complete the table with information from the conversation above.
Type of food preferred: 
Syazureen: ____
Piri:_____
Amarjit: ____
Place where meal is taken: 
Syazureen: ____
Piri:_____
Amarjit: ____
List of food:
Syazureen: ____
Piri:_____

Amarjit: ____


Let’s Read
Y6/Fit as a fiddle/A show of  concern
When do you show your concern for someone? How do you show it? 
Read the conversation between Eva and her mother.
Eva: Mum, I don’t think I can go to school.
Mum: What’s wrong, Eva? Are you all right?
Eva: I have a terrible pain in my stomach I can’t get up.
Mum: Oh, it must have been the spicy food you took last night. That’s all right, dear. I’ll prepare something hot for you to drink and then I’ll take you to the doctor.

In the conversation above, Eva’s mother said, “Are you all right?” to show her concern for her daughter. 
When you are concerned about someone, you can use phrases like:
Are you all right? 
Are you fine? 
Will you be fine? 
Will you be okay?

Act out a situation showing that you are concerned about someone who:
feels sad…
is in pain…
has failed a test…
is not well…

is having problems…

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Y6/Sounds of music/Musical Words
Speech Day is just around the corner. Mrs Lau asked her English class to come up with an item for the concert. She asked Syazureen to be in charged of the discussion. The class is discussing what to present on Speech Day.
Syazureen: Okay, friends. Think hard. We must put up a good show.
Eva: I can sing a solo. I can also play the electric guitar.
Sue Lyn: I can do a duet with Amarjit.
Syazureen: This is a class project, dear friends. Let’s not forget that.
Kamalia: Some of us are in the school choir. We can’t participate.
Aruna: I’m sorry, Syazureen. Mei Ling, Suzana, Arvind, Fitri and I are playing the recorder on behalf of the Red Crescent Society.
Syazureen: Oh, dear! We’re losing all of you. What are we going to do?
Izwin: Hey! What about forming a band? No one is doing that.
Eva: You mean like an orchestra?
Izwin: No, Eva. An orchestra is bigger. It has a conductor while a band doesn’t. By the way, I can play the drums.
Piri: That’s a good idea. We can have a medley of old songs.
Syazureen: Now we can have Eva the Diva as the lead singer. Sue Lyn and Amarjit can do their duet and be the back up vocals.
Yoke Phin: I will try to get the lyrics of some songs with nice melodies.
Eva: My dad is a composer and a lyricist. I can ask him to help us.
Anand: Wow! That’s wonderful. Our own band and our own songs.
Syazureen: All right, everyone. Practise in the Music Room at 4.00 p.m. I’ll go and tell Mrs Lau about our plans.

The words in bold in the dialogue are words related to music.
Match these words to the meanings below.
-the performance of two people
-a big group of people who sing together
-singers who accompany the main singer
-a person who writes the words of the song
-a person who directs a group of musicians
-a large group of musicians led by a person
-the main singer
-words of a song
-a mixture of songs
-only one person sings
-the main tune of songs
-a person who writes music

Let’s read
Y6/Sounds of music/Music makes us happy
Eva and Yoke Phin are busy collecting and practising songs for their performance on Speech Day. Eva’s father walks into the room.
Read the conversation.
Uncle Alex: Hi, girls.
Eva: Hello, Uncle Alex
Uncle Alex: What are you both up to? 1
Yoke Pin: We are collecting some songs for a performance on Speech Day, Dad.
Uncle Alex: This is good! I'm impressed!
Eva: We’re so happy you like it, Uncle Alex. Eva and I get excited when it comes to music.
Yoke Pin: Uncle Alex, have you ever been to a recording studio? We really want to know how a song is recorded.
Uncle Alex: Yes, I have been to a recording studio. Actually, I know someone who works there. He is my friend, Mr Lawrence.
Yoke Pin: Wow! Great! We are so thrilled! We are going to see how a song is recorded in the studio.
Uncle Alex: I have an idea. I’ll call Mr Lawrence now and make arrangements for both of you to visit the studio.
Eva: Thanks, Uncle Alex,

What are the words you would use to show you are happy?
Example: I’m so excited.

Let’s Read
Y6/Sounds of music/Say it right
This is a chorus entitled “The Grand Party”.
Read and enjoy the chorus.
Chorus: There was once a big, big jungle. That was home to many wild animals.
Boys’ Chorus: A band of great grand chimpanzees, A troop of cheeky little monkeys, A swarm of buzzing and humming bees in flight. And a rainbow of butterflies fluttering in the sunshine.
Girls’ Chorus: These animals roamed so wild and free, In a land so vast and green.
Chorus: Hurray! Hurray! Next week is our Annual Jungle Party.
Solo 1: What shall we do? What shall we do?
Chorus: Jumbo, the baby elephant trumpets happily. It’s his first party.
Solo 2: It’s going to be fun, fun, fun!
Chorus: Hump, the hare squeals out aloud. Mmm ....Yummy, yummy food to munch.
Solo 3: Who is in charge of the music? Come on, we need music. Bubba, the bear. Bubba! Where are you?
Solo 4: Here I am. Everything is ready ... the mandolin, clarinet, drums, tambourine and the triangle.
Girls’ Chorus: Bash and Sash, the rabbits shouted with joy.
It's going to be a fantastic party.
Chorus: Yes, a grand party with a great band and much food! Hurray!

There are words that sound like jungle and that in the chorus above. Find them and write the words into the table. Then, practise saying them.
You can write fun verses using the words given. Then, say them as quickly as you can.
Acrobat - fat - flat - rat - that  - pat - mat - cat – bat – chat - hunter - gun - plump – tumbled – muddy – unlucky - wombat – bobcat - sat - doormat - panicked - pang
Example: That fat acrobat with a hat, patted the cat on the mat.

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Y6/Splashes of colours/Helping hand
Mrs Chan, Anand’s Art teacher, gave the class a picture to paint. He was unhappy because he did not know how to paint the picture. He kept thinking about it until he fell asleep. He had a dream.
Let me see what we have here…sky, sun. coconut tree, houses, pebbled road, pots, plants, sea and mountains.
Hey! Now I know how to colour the picture.
Okay, friends. You know what to do. Let’s get to work.

Talking points.
Why was Anand upset?
Name the coloured pencils and paints that you think painted the picture. Have you ever telt like Anand? What did you do about it?

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Y6/Splashes of colours/Helping hand
The boys help Mrs. Chan to arrange the paint containers neatly on the shelves.
Daneil: Hey, why don’t we play a game while arranging the containers?
Kumar: Mmm…sound interesting.
Daneil: I will say the name of a colour and you spell. If you get it wrong, you do more work. Hahaha!
Kumar: Sure. Let’s play. If you get it wrong you do more work too. Hahaha! I’ll start. Turquoise.
Daneil: T-u-r-q-u-o-i-s-e.
Kumar: Right. Not bad. Now, your turn.

With a friend, play the spelling game the boys are playing.
Write five sentences based on Anand’s picture.
Example: The sky is blue.

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Y6/Splashes of colours /Grammar Focus
Read the dialogue and find out what the children are up to.
It is about 7.00 p. m. The children and their new friend, Roshan, are standing near the field.
Roshan: Er ... er ..., do we have to go through the forest?
Piri: Yes. Then, how else are we going to see the haunted house?
Izwin: Let's go. We have to go across the field and walk along the river. Then, climb up and down a wall.
Syazureen: The house is next to an enormous tree.
The children walk towards the haunted house. It is getting dark.
They take out their torches.
Eva: There! That’s the house. Over there.
Roshan: Oh! It looks eerie. Goodness! I see someone among the bushes. A black f igure!
Amarjit: Roshan, that’s just a black cat against the wall.
Anand: Ahhhh ... a ghost!
Yoke Phin: Stop it, Anand. It’s not funny.
All the children turn to Roshan and shine their torchlights in his face.
Piri: The ghost is beside you, Roshan.
Roshan: Er ... what are you saying ? HELP!!!
Roshan faints. The children panic.
Eva: Izwin, you know there is a tap at the back of the house. Go and get some water. Quickly!
Izwin comes back with some water and Syazureen sprinkles it on Roshan’s face. He opens his eyes and looks around.
Roshan: Let’s run. The ghost! The ghost!
Anand: Calm down, Roshan. That’s not a haunted house. That house in front of you is Mr Jared’s house. He is the school janitor. Roshan : You mean there is no ghost?
Amarjit: No, Roshan. There is no ghost.

They all start laughing.
Look at the words in bold in the dialogue. They are called prepositions. Prepositions show us the place, position or time of something or someone. Other prepositions that we use are as follows:
In, out, under, to, behind, by, on, between, of, before
Example:
A cat is sleeping under the table.

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Y6/Beautiful world/Buildings around us
Izwin’s father took Izwin and Piri to see a property exhibition. The children were fascinated with structures of buildings.
Read their conversation.
Izwin: Wow, dad! This is such an interesting display! What is the tall building called?
Father: The tall building is called a skyscraper.
Izwin: Dad, what about the parts of the skyscraper? What are they called?
Father: Let’s see. The top part is the roof top. Some tall buildings have helipads for helicopters to land on. The narrow flat surface around the top of the building is the ledge.
Izwin: When I grow up, I want to be an architect so that I can design buildings. Piri, don’t you think these buildings are uniquely designed?
Piri: Certainly! Look! That’s the balcony and there's even a walkway! We can save so much time going from one building to the other!

Look at the structures of the buildings. Help Izwin and Piri to identify the parts of the buildings.
Look at the outline of the buildings in Malaysia. Match the words with the buildings.

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Y6/Beautiful world/May I leave a message
Izwin and his friends decided to make a trip to Kellie’s Castle. They were going to meet at the bus station. Izwin called Eva at home.
Read the telephone conversation and the phone message.
Izwin: Hello. May I speak to Eva, please?
Eva’s Mother: I’m afraid she’s not in at the moment.
Izwin: Oh dear! May I leave her a message, please?
Eva’s Mother: Sure. May I know who’s speaking, please?
Izwin: I’m Izwin. We have planned to make a trip to Kellie’s Castle. Can you please tell Eva to meet us at the bus station this Saturday at 10 a.m.?
Eva’s Mother: Certainly, let me repeat your message. You want Eva to meet you at the bus station this Saturday at 10 a.m.
Izwin: That’s right. And could you please ask her to bring her camera along?
Eva’s Mother: Alright, I’ll do that.
Izwin: Thank you.
Eva’s Mother: You’re welcome. Goodbye.
Izwin: Bye.

Answer the questions based on the conversation above.
Who called and left the message
Who took down the message?
Where did the children plan to go?
Where and when should Eva meet Izwin?

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Environmental issues/I can help you
Syazureen and her neighbours are at the park.
Read what they say.
Uncle Chua: Ladies, gentlemen and children. Thank you for volunteering to clean the park.
Syazureen: I will throw the rubbish into the bins
Arun: I will help sweep the dried leaves.
Ashik: I will sort out the plastic and glass and put them into different bins

When we volunteer, we offer to do something without being paid for. We are also not forced to do it. Normally we will use phrases like “I will “I can ...” and “Let me ...”

Role-play the following dialogue.
Scout Master: Boys, we are here to clean up the stream. We have a lot of things to do.
Scout 1: Sir, I'll pick up the plastic bottles and other things near the stream.
Scout Master: Thank you. Anymore volunteers?
Scout 2: I can pick up the rubbish at the picnic area.
Scout 3: My friends and I can help repair the steps.
Scout Master: Thank you very much scouts. Soon, this area will be very clean and people will enjoy coming here.

There was a flood in a village. You and your friends have volunteered to help clean the area. List the things that you can do to help. Write them down in your exercise book.
Examples:
I will remove the rubbish.
I will wash away the mud.


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Miss Sharmila is talking to her pupils about natural disasters.
Sharmila: A lot of people lost their homes in natural disasters.
Yok Peng: What are natural disasters?
Irfan: They are extreme forces of nature that cause deaths and destruction. Examples of natural disasters are _____ and ______.
Yok Peng: What can we do to help the victims who lost their homes and lives in the disaster?
Irfan: You can ____, ____ and ____.

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Y6/Exchanging messages/Hello! How are you?
Anand’s older sister, Susila, showed her new mobile phone to their father Mr Bala. He advised her on the proper usage of the mobile phone.
Let’s listen to their conversation.
Mr Bala: That’s a beautiful one, Susila.
Susila: Yes, I have to buy a new one because the old one is lost.
Mr Bala: Is this the same as the old one?
Susila: No. This has more features. I can record voices and it has a camera. With this one, I can send and receive images and videos through the MMS, Multimedia Messaging Services. There are more advanced mobile phones which can be connected to the Internet but they are expensive.
Anand: My teacher does not allow us to bring mobile phones to school.
Mr Bala: That’s right, pupils cannot bring mobile phones to schools.
Anand: But they are useful, father.
Mr Bala: I know, mobile phones are handy. You can make and receive calls wherever you are. Otherwise, you can use the SMS, Short Messaging Services. With SMS you can send and receive short text messages.
Anand: We can even call the police or hospital during emergencies.
Susila: And not forgetting it is fashionable!
Anand: So why can’t we bring mobile phones to school?
Mr Bala: Well, there are many reasons. Although mobile phones are useful, there are times when they can cause problems.

Talking points:
Do you have a mobile phone?
Do you find it useful?
Do you think pupils should be allowed to bring mobile phones to school? Why?


Let’s Read
Y6/Exchanging message/Thank you, you’re so kind
Read the dialogue below.
Miss Goh, I bought a book for you.
Happy Teacher’s Day.
You’re welcome.
You are a great teacher.
Thank you, Izwin.
That’s very thoughtful of you.
Thank you again, Izwin.

Describe the scene.
Why did Izwin give Miss Goh a book?
How did Miss Goh respond?
What else can you say to show your appreciation? List them.

Let’s Read
Y6/Exchanging Messages
Discuss and choose the correct responses that show appreciation.
Dialogue 1
Miss Goh: Can I give you a lift to town, Puan Aishah?
Puan Aishah: Thank you, Miss Goh. I am so grateful.
Miss Goh: That’s alright. It’s my pleasure.

Dialogue 2
Taxi Driver: Where would you like to go to, sir?
Mr Teoh: Can you please take me airport?
Taxi Driver: Alright, sir.

Dialogue 3
Tourist: Do you know where I can buy a telephone card?
Audrey: You can buy it from the news-stand around the corner.
Tourist: Thank you very much.
Audrey: You’re welcome.

Dialogue 4
Rosli: Mr Lim, can I help you carry the books.
Mr Lim: That’s very kind of you, Rosli. I appreciate it very much.
Rosli: You’re welcome, Mr Lim.

Dialogue 5
Mother: Osman, can you help me throw the rubbish?
Osman: Alright mum, I’ll do it right to the away.
Mother: Thanks for your help, Osman.

Dialogue 6
Adam: How much does this book cost?
Clerk: RM20.00
Adam: I’d like to buy it, please.


Let’s read
Y6/Remarkable Achievers
Piri is telling Anand about his cousin’s visit.
Piri: Last week, my cousin Kerine came from Sarawak.
Anand: Where did you take him to visit?
Piri: Yesterday, my family and I took him to visit the Kuala Lumpur Tower.
He was very excited.
Anand: Where did you go for dinner?
Piri: Oh, we ate at an Indian restaurant last night. He said the nasi kandar there tasted better. One bad incident happened to him when he was here. 
Anand: Oh, what happened?
Piri: That night he slipped and hurt himself.
Anand: Was he badly hurt?
Piri: Not much, but he could not wear the nice pair of shoes that he bought. 
Anand: I hope he was alright. When did he go back to Sarawak?
Piri: He went back this morning.
Note: The words in bold are the past tense of irregular verbs.

(come – came, do – did, eat – ate, say – said, hurt – hurt, buy – bought, go – went)


Let’s Read
Remarkable achievers/A women of substance
Anand came back from school, thinking about the English project that Mrs Lau had given them. He approached his neighbour, Uncle Osman.
Read the conversation.
Anand: Uncle Osman, my English teacher asked us to write about a great person. I really don’t know who to write about. Can you help me, please?
Uncle Osman: Hmm ... A great person. There are so many, Anand. For example, there was this woman by the name of Sybil Kathigasu.
Anand: Sybil? Can you please tell more about her?
Uncle Osman: She was born in Penang on the 3rd September 1899. I remember the  date very well because that’s when my late father was born too.
Anand: What did she do for our country, Uncle?
Uncle Osman: She helped her husband treat the wounded secretly during the Japanese occupation in Malaya.
Anand: What happened next?
Uncle Osman: Well, she was arrested, imprisoned and tortured by the Japanese. Because of that, she was paralysed. Sybil died while receiving treatment in England.
Anand: She was a great person, wasn’t she?
Uncle Osman: Definitely. She is still remembered for her courage and selfless acts. Because of her bravery, she was awarded the George Medal by King George VI in England. Do you know that there is also a road named after her in Ipoh?
Uncle Osman: Oh, wow! That’s really great, Uncle Osman. I think I’m going to write about her. Thank you, Uncle!

Let’s practice
How did Sybil Kathigasu help the people during the Japanese occupation?
How did the Japanese treat her when they found out about her actions?
Write a profile of Sybil Kathigasu. Do it like this:
(a) Name ____
(b) Date of Birth ____
(c) Contribution Achievement ____


Let’s read
Y6/Remarkable Achievers
Piri is telling Anand about his cousin’s visit.
Piri: Last week, my cousin Kerine came from Sarawak.
Anand: Where did you take him to visit?
Piri: Yesterday, my family and I took him to visit the Kuala Lumpur Tower.
He was very excited.
Anand: Where did you go for dinner?
Piri: Oh, we ate at an Indian restaurant last night. He said the nasi kandar there tasted better. One bad incident happened to him when he was here. 
Anand: Oh, what happened?
Piri: That night he slipped and hurt himself.
Anand: Was he badly hurt?
Piri: Not much, but he could not wear the nice pair of shoes that he bought. 
Anand: I hope he was alright. When did he go back to Sarawak?
Piri: He went back this morning.
Note: The words in bold are the past tense of irregular verbs.

(come – came, do – did, eat – ate, say – said, hurt – hurt, buy – bought, go – went)


Let’s read and answer

Y6/Remarkable Achievers
Piri and Anand are discussing what to do during the weekend.
Conversation between Anand and Piri
Anand: Piri, we’re going to see a movie, aren’t we?
Piri: Yes, we are. Do you have any preference?
Anand:You don’t like horror films, do you?
Piri: No, I don’t.
Anand: Well, why don’t we watch a comedy?
Anand: That’s great! There’s a new comedy playing in town. Let’s go and get the ticket!

A question tag is a short question that asks for confirmation of a statement. The response can be either positive or negative.
Example:
The class is on Friday, isn’t it?
“isn’t it?” is a question tag. This question is asked to confirm the class will meet on Friday.
They don’t like music, do they?
“do they?” is a question tag. This question is asked to confirm that the students do not  like music.

Match the question tags with the statements.
Examples: (1) She is sick, isn’t she? (2) She isn’t well, is she?
1. You know her.
a. is she?
2. The babies are hungry.
b. isn’t he?
3. She isn’t from this town.
c. do they?
4. They don’t work at this school.      d. don’t you?
5. Zuhaily speaks three languages.
e. aren’t they?
6. Fayed Abas is from Saudi Arabia.
f. doesn’t he?



Let’s read
Growing pains/To be or not to be
Piri went to the playground one evening.
He met some boys.
He started talking to them.
Piri: Hey! I’m Piri.
Arun: Hi!
Ashuk: Hello!
Irfan: Hey!
Piri: I have seen you having fun- playing football, rounders and kite flying. Can I join you?
Ashuk: Sure.
Irfan: We do other exciting things, too.
Ashuk: Other exciting things? Like what?
Arun: We sometimes steal fruits from Pak Man’s fruit stall.
Ashuk: We sometimes don’t go to school We go to the games arcade.
Piri: Oh! And you smoke, too?
Irfan: Want to join us?
Piri: Well..er...I…you…

What do you think Piri would have said and done? 
Give your reasons.

Read the situations and write them in the correct group.
Then, give reasons for your answer.       
I helped my mother to do housework.   
I saw a boy bullying a small girl. I did not do anything.
I have a brother who is a special child. I am ashamed of him.
My sister did not know how to do the sums. So, I did it for her.
I did not want to go to school. I lied to my parents. I told them I was sick.
I told my teacher the truth when she asked me why I did not do my homework.
I told my parents I was going to the library but I went to the games arcade instead.
I accidentally knocked a pail of water in the kitchen. I cleaned up the mess immediately.
I did not go to the mall with my friends because I did not ask my parents’ permission.
I needed 50 sen to buy a pencil. I took the money from my father’s wallet. I did not ask him.


Let’s read and answer
Y6/Growing Pains
Anand and Izwin were on their way home after football practice when they saw some men at their neighbour’s house. They quickly hid behind some bushes and watched them.

Conversation between Anand and Izwin
Anand: What is happening?
Izwin: I’m not sure. I know the Wongs have gone for a holiday.
Anand: Who are these men, then?
Izwin: When I know, you will be the first to know. I think they are thieves.
Anand: How do you know they are thieves?
Izwin: That’s why I said “I think”. I’m not sure. Why are you so quiet? Hey! Where do you think you’re going?
Anand: I’m going to call the police. You stay here and keep an eye on them.
(Anandgoes to call the police. He comes back a short while later.)
Izwin: One of them went into the garage.
Anand: Which one went into the garage?
Izwin: The one in the black T-shirt. When is the police coming?
Anand: Anytime now. Let’s just wait.

The words in bold in the dialogue above are called ‘ Wh’ questions.
We use these words when we ask questions.
Examples:
Who is that woman over there?
How do you come to school?
Where does your father work?
How are you going to Alor Setar?
Why is the girl crying?
Which dress do you like? 
When is the competition?
What happened to the boy?
What is she eating?

Let’s Read/Talk
CY6/Knowing me, Knowing You

Su Ling and her friend are talking about their dreams and ambitions.
A: I want to be like Julia Snell. Julia Snell is a stuntwoman. She work for film companies. Her work is interesting. Sometimes, she travels overseas.
B: I want to be a marine biologist. I want to study the creatures in the ocean like the Blue Button shells. They have purple stripes and live among the coral reefs. They are beautiful.

We use the simple present tense to show habitual actions or universal truths. Examples:
She works for film companies.
They study the creatures in the ocean.
The sun rises in the east.

Do You Know?
A marine biologist is a scientist who studies sea creatures and plants in the sea.
  
Let’s say
A: To be a successful athlete you must train every day.
B: To be the best, you must practice.
C: To be active in every field, we need to manage time well.
D: To achieve our dreams and ambitions, we need self-discipline.
E: To excel it examinations, you need to revise.

Say these words.
Athlete – active – ambition – practice – examinations p manage – well – excel – every – self – best – men – women.

Read these sentences quickly.
The ambitious athletic athlete excels in every activity.
Guess which man among these men is the best man of the bridegroom.

Let’s Read/Talk
CY6/The World of Sports
Some year 6 pupils visited an exhibition on traditional sports.
A: Are these tops?
B: Yes, there are. They are used in top spinning competitions.
A: Are the competitions usually held in Kelantan and Terengganu7
B: Yes.
A: Is this rope used for hanging the tap?
B: No. The rope is wound around the top. Then the player whips the rope and pulls back. This makes the top spin.
C: Do they scoop the top up with a wooden paddle?
D: Yes, they do. After scooping up the top, they place it on a wooden post. The player whose top spins the longest is the winner.

Let’s Role-play
A = Doria, B = Su Ling
A: Su Ling, do you know how to play congkak?
B: Yes, I do. What about you, Doria?
A: No, I don’t. I have never played the game before. Is it a difficult game to play?
B: No, it isn’t. In fact, it is very easy.
A: Does it take a long time to learn how to play the game?
B: No, it doesn't. Kamal and Adrian who are new to the game took part in an inter-school congkak competition.
A: Did they win?
B: Yes, they did. They won the first prize.

Three Cheers!
The Titans from SMJK Ave Maria Convent, Ipoh won the Cheer 2006, a national inter-school cheerleading competition. They were dazzling costumes and their opening act won the hearts of the judges. For all their hard work, they won the championship trophy, RM5000 and a trip to Thailand. When interviewed, the girls said that the a lot to become champions. According to one of the judges, cheerleading is not just about a group of pretty girls. She says that it is a talent-filled sport that requires great timing and teamwork. The teams also have to include challenging stunts like cartwheels, forward rolls and backhand springs. It may sound dangerous but the cheerleaders take the necessary precautions to protect themselves.
Attention everyone. Our school is organizing an inter-class cheerleading competition. Can I have some volunteers?

Let’s Role-play
A: Attention everyone. Our school is organizing an inter-class cheerleading competition. Can I have some volunteers?
B: I like cheerleading. It keeps me fit and healthy. I’ll volunteer.
A: Thank you very much, Doria. Any other volunteers?
C: Come on, Su Ling, cheerleading can be great fun. Join us.
D & E: We would like to volunteer too.
.
Let’s Say
Three cheers
We will try
You can do it
Keep going

Do You Know?
“Cheerleading” first started in the 1880s at Princeton University with the crowd chant, “Rah rah rah, tiger tiger tiger, sis sis sis, boom boom boom ahhhhhhh, Princeton Princeton Princeton!” as a way to encourage school spirit at football games.

Sarjit and Kamal are discussing how to prepare a poster for their school’s inter-class badminton tournament.
Kamal: Mrs Loke wants us to prepare a poster for the inter-class badminton tournament.
Sarjit: What information should we include in the poster?
Kamal: We need to give details of the tournament like when and where it will be held.
Sarjit: Mrs Loke said that it will be held on Friday, 21st March from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school hall.
Kamal: We should also write down who can take part.
Sarjit: The tournament is open to all Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils. It is divided into three categories. They are Singles and Doubles for both boys and girls, and Mixed Doubles. Each class should send representatives for every category.
Kamal: Is there a deadline to submit the entry forms?
Sarjit: Yes. The entry forms should be submitted by 1st March to Mrs Loke.
Kamal: Did we miss out any important details?
Sarjit: Yes! What should we put as the title of the poster?
Kamal: How about Inter-Class Badminton Tournament?
Sarjit: Let’s start preparing the poster now.

Complete the details from using information from the dialogue.
All Year ____ pupils are invited to take part in this competition. Each class should have representatives in the following categories:
Singles (one boy, one girl):
Boy’s name: ___
Girl’s name: ___
Details of the tournament are as follows:
Date: ___     
Day: ___
Time: ___                
Venue: ___
Please submit your list of players by ___ to ___.

Read the story and answer the questions that follow.
Jason Miller was the fastest runner in the school. He looked down on Dan who was shorter. One day, Jason challenged Dan to a race.
Dan was sad. He told his parents about the race.

A: I challenge you to a 400-metre race. Do you accept?
B: Yes, I accept Jason.
One day, he met Jolene, a school athlete. She introduced him to Coach Piner, the school coach.
B: Mum, Dad, please help me. I do not think I can win this race.
C: Don’t worry, son. Of course we will help you.
D: Dan, I suggest you train hard.
One day, Dan saw the coach talking to Jason. Dan hid as he did not want Jason to know that he was practising hard. On the day of the race, Dan ran his best and became the winner.
B: Coach, can you help me?
E: Sure, Dan. Come to the gym tomorrow.
D: Congratulations, Dan! I am proud of your success. Your hard work has paid off.
B:Thank you, Jolene
A: Dan, you won the race fair and square. You may be short but you have a lot of courage and determination.
Adapted from ‘Dan’s Secret Weapon’ written by Therese Rea

Find sentences that show the following:
To ask for help -
To suggest -
To agree -
To show appreciation –
To congratulate -

Note: Success comes with hard work.

Let’s Read/Talk
CY6/Bright Ideas
Sunggip learned about simple and compound sentences in class and needed more explanation.
A: Miss Lim, I don't understand what a simple sentence is. Can you tell me?
B: Yes, of course, Sunggip. A simple sentence has only one main idea. For example, The mobile phone is a useful electronic device.
A: Then, what is a compound sentence? How is it different from a simple sentence?
B: A compound sentence has two or more main ideas.  We form compound sentences by joining simple sentences using conjunctions such as ‘and’, ‘or’, ‘but’, ‘because’ or ‘so’. For example, The mobile phone is useful because it is portable.

Remember
We form compound sentences by joining simple sentences using conjunctions such as and, or, but, because or so.

Join Sentences using ‘and’, ‘or’, ‘but’, ‘because’ or ‘so’
The boy worked hard. They won the competition.
A computer is useful. It can store a lot of information.
The first car was powered by a steam engine. It was very heavy.
The first motor race took place in 1894. Nineteen vehicles took part in it.
Alexander Bain made a machine to send texts. It did not work so well,
Cars can be powered by petrol. Cars can also be powered by solar energy.

Identify the simple and compound sentences in the text,
Edison was a famous inventor. He did not go to school so his mother taught him at home. He loved to read scientific books. Edison also worked as a telegrapher. He became famous in l869. He invented the phonograph but the sound was not so clear. Edison also invented the light bulb and it is a useful invention.

Let’s Read
CY6/Long-long Ago
Talk about the characteristics in a story.
Use comparative and superlative adjective.
Understand proverbs.
Write stories.
Listen to and say words such as ‘goal’ and ‘coach’.

Let’s Talk.
A: I want to be a bird.
B: I want to be a car.
C: Talk about the pictures

Let’s Read/Talk
Once upon a time, there was an old farmer.
He had three lazy sons.
When he was dying, he called for his sons.
He wanted them to hear his last words.

A: My sons, listen carefully. I have treasure hidden on the farm. Look for it. It will make you rich.
B: We have been digging for months. Still, we have not found any treasure!
C: Don’t give up. Let’s continue to dig.
B: We have dug almost the whole field. What do we do now?
C: Look! A field of gold. Now, I see what the treasure is.
B: Let’s plant some paddy in the field

Answer the questions.
What did the father want his sons to do?
Why did it take months for the sons to find the treasure?
What does the phrase “A field of gold” refer to?
Give a title to the story. Tell the class why you chose the title.
The moral of the story is about a father ___
A saying his last words to his sons.
B teaching his sons to be hardworking.
C asking the sons to look for treasure in the paddy field.

Let’s Read/Talk
Adrian and Su Ling are talking about the story of the Taj Mahal.
Adrian: Shah Jahan was the bravest warrior. He was braver than his brothers. No wonder his father gave him the title ‘Shah Jahan' which means ‘The King of the World'.
Su Ling: He married the prettiest girl in Agra. Her name was Mumtaz and she was prettier than all the girls in Agra.
Andrian: Shah Jahan loved her very much. He built the most beautiful palace for her. To me, it is more beautiful than most palaces.
Su Ling: The story of the Taj Mahal is a good story.
Andrian: It is the best story that I have read. This story is better than the one I read yesterday.

Remember
Comparatives and superlatives
We use comparatives to compare two people, animals or things.
They are used with ‘-er than’, ‘-ier than’ or ‘more ___ than’.
Examples:
The coconut tree is taller than the mango tree.
A squirrel’s tail is bushier than a rabbit’s.
This picture is more colourful than that one.
We use superlatives to compare more than two people, animals or things. They-are used with ‘-est’, ‘-iest’ or ‘the most’.
Examples:
This building is the tallest.
That dress is the prettiest.
This question is the most difficult.

The Taj Mahal is a palace in India. It is the ___ (famous) palace in India. The Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan. He hired the ___ (good) designers to build it. Shah Jahan was ___ (good) warrior than his brothers. Then, he married the ____ (pretty) girl, Mumtaz. She was ___ (beautiful) than all the girls in Agra. Shah Jahan was the ___ (sad) man in the world when his wife died. Shah Jahan wanted this palace to be the ___ (great). He built this palace to remember his wife. It is one of the ___ (interesting) places to visit

Make sentences with the words below
Adjective: good
Comparative: ___
Superlative: the best

Adjective: bad
Comparative: ___
Superlative: ___

Adjective: many
Comparative: more
Superlative: ___

Adjective: much
Comparative: ___
Superlative: ___

Adjective: little
Comparative: ___
Superlative: least

Let’s Read
A Tale of Two Trees;
There were two trees deep in the forest. They were talking about what they would
I am happy to be here but I want to be a treasure box because I will be filled with glittering gemstones. I will be the prettiest treasure box in the whole world.
B: I want to be the biggest and most popular cruise ship. Then, I can travel all over the world because I like to meet people I can also learn many different cultures and customs. It is more interesting than staying in this juggle.

Use the words below to construct sentences.
(1) – live – forest – tallest - world
(2) – rambutan tree – bear – most fruit
(3) –shadier – give shade – people - animals

Proverbs
We can learn two proverbs from this story, ‘A friend in need is a friend indeed’ and ‘One good turn deserves another’.
‘A friend in need is a friend indeed’ means that friends should help each other.
‘One good turn deserves another’ means that when you do something good, you will get something good in return

Let’s Read/Talk.
CY6/Unsung Heroes
Kamal and Su Ling are at an exhibition at the museum.
A: Who is man in this picture?
B: He is our first Prime Minister.
A: Who are these people in this photograph?
B: That is the Royal Regiment.
A: Aren’t those our military tanker?
B: Yes, they are. That plane in the background is our first air force plane.

Remember
We use ‘this/these’ for things, people and animals that are near.
Examples:
Who is the man in this picture?
Who are these people in this photograph?
We use 'that/those’ for things, people and animals that are far.
Examples:
That plane in the background is our first air force plane.
Aren’t those our military tankers?

Complete the dialogue with the correct word.
A: I have a project on Malaysian heroes to do? Which of (these/this) books should I borrow?
B: (This/These) book is interesting. It has pictures of Malaysians who fought during the war.
A: What about (that/those) blue book in the reference section?
B: (That/Those) one is about Everyday Heroes. Why don’t you use computer to search for the information? (That/This) computer near the door is available.
A: Great! How many books can I borrow?
B: Only one. You should borrow (this/these) book on Malaysian Heroes or (that/this) reference book on Everyday Heroes.

Let’s Read
KUALA PILAH, Tuesday: Schoolboy, Anthony David, who handed over to the police, a bag containing RM5000 which he had found at a bus stop, was given an award by the Principal of La Salle Primary School today.
Anthony, 12, received a bicycle and RM500 from the owner of the bag, Ramli Shah at the school hall. Datuk Lim Teck Seng, the President of the Parent-Teacher Association of the school praised Anthony for setting a good example. He also gave Anthony a reward of RM400.
Let’s Read/Write
Kamal read a newspaper report about a fire.
KAJANG, Saturday: A fireman, Razak Johari was badly injured during a fire at Cheng Seng Garment a factory in Semenyih yesterday.
Razak Johari, 33, is reported to be in a stable condition in Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
He was battling a fire on the second floor when a beam collapsed on him.
Commander Krishnan of the Kajang Fire Station said that the fire was spotted at about 3.45 p.m. A loud explosion was heard) in the basement. Lim Chee Keong, a worker who was leaving the factory saw smoke coming out of the basement and alerted the manager. Three fire engines and thirty firemen raced to the factory. It took the firemen four hours to bring the blaze under control.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Let’s Write
A reporter, Daniel, interviewed Commander Krishnan about the fire. Complete the dialogue with words and phrases from the newspaper report.
Daniel: Commander Krishnan, congratulations to you and your men for a job well done. Can you tell me something about the fire?
Krishnan: Well, the fire was at ___ . It was spotted ____. He tried to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher but the flames were too big. He then alerted ____.
Daniel: How did the fire start?
Krishnan: We do not know but an ____.       
Daniel: How long did it take the firemen to bring the fire under control?
Krishnan: ____.
Daniel: We heard that one of your men was hurt in the fire. Can you tell me what happened?
Krishnan: ____.
Daniel: Where is he now?
Krishnan: He ____.
Daniel: Do you know what caused the fire?
Krishnan: I am not sure.
Daniel: Oh, I see. Thank you, Commander.
Krishnan: You are welcome.

Let’s Read
CY6/Take One! Action
Talk about films.
Read and understand texts.
Use Wh-questions.
Write a film review.
Listen to and say words such as ‘listen’ and ‘fasten’.

Let’s Read
Films
What is Films?
Films can be classified according to various categories.
They are adventure, comedy, Science fiction, mystery, horror and many more.

Tell the class the best film/movie you have watched.
Find out more about the latest films in the Internet.
  
Kamal and his friends are at the cinema.
A: What film shall we watch this Saturday?
B: What about ‘Hunted Highway’?
A: Great! Which show shall we see?
B: the 3:30 show. Do you know who the actors are?
A: Rich Walter and Tim William,
B: What time is the movie, ‘Emperor Ching’ showing?
A: It is showing at 11:40 a.m.

COMING SOON
Venue - Bukit Puteri Complex
Time - 3:30 and 7:00
In cinema – 5 April 2016
Adventures of Sinbad
Bruce Hawkins
Hillary Shank
An exciting and spectacular adventure.

Fill in the blank with question words.
Q: ___ is the name of the film?
A: Adventures of Sinbad.
Q: ___ are the actors?
A: Hillary Shank and Bruce Hawkins
Q: ___ time is the movie?
A: At 3.30 and 7.00 p.m.
Q: ___ is it showing?
A: Bukit Puteri Complex.
Q: ___ is the first day of the film?
A: 5th April 2016

Let’s Read
A Talented
Malaysian born, Dato’ Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng is an actress. As a child, she aspired to be a ballerina and took up ballet dancing. She went to the Royal Academy of Dance in London and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in dancing in 1980.
Michelle aspired to be a prima ballerina and wanted to perform professionally on stage. She took up contemporary dancing while in college. One day, while practising, she fell and injured her back. The doctor told her that she would not be able to continue dancing. Michelle did not give up.
In 1983, Michelle returned to Malaysia and won the Miss Malaysia pageant. The following year, she appeared in a television commercial with Jackie Chan which caught the attention of a Hong Kong film company, D&B Films. This was the beginning of her acting career.
In 1985, she began making action movies with D&B Films. Her first movie was 'Yes Madam'. Although she had no formal training in martial arts, Michelle is famous for her stunts. She is best known for the stunts in ‘Heroic Trio’, The Tai Chi Master' and ‘Wing Chun'.
Dato’ Michelle Yeoh has made many films and won many awards.
She has also worked with stars like Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-Fatt and Pierce Brosnan.
Today, she has her own production company called Mythical Films.
She produced her first English movie ‘The Touch’ in 2002.

Form questions and complete the dialogue.
Osman: Can you tell me about yourself?
Dato Michelle: Well I was born in Ipoh in 1962 and I studied at the Royal Academy of Dance.
Osman: _____?
Dato Michelle: I graduated in 1980.
Osman: You aspired to be a ballerina. _____?
Dato Michelle: I gave up dancing because I fell and hurt my back.
Osman: You started to work with D&B Films in 1984. ____?
Dato Michelle: My first movie was ‘Yes Madam’. It was released in 1985.
Osman: So far, you have worked with many actors. ____?
Dato Michelle:  Well, I have worked with Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-Fatt and Pierce Brosnan.
Osman: Wow! It must be interesting to work with them. I learned that you have your own production company. ____?
Dato Michelle: It is called Mythical Films and I hope to produce more films in the future.
Osman: I wish you the best of luck and hope to see more of your films.

Let’s Role-play
Scene 1: A young boy visits a tree.
Tree: Come and play with me.
Boy: I do not want to play around trees anymore. I want money to buy toys.
Tree: Pick all my fruits. Sell them and you can have money to buy toys
Scene 2: The boy, now a young man visit the tree.
Man: I need a house for my family.
Tree: Chop my branches off and build your house.
Scene 3: The young man in his forties.
Man: I want to travel. I need a boat to go sailing.
Tree: Cut my trunk and build your boat.
Scene 4: The man is now old and weak.
Tree: I only have my roots. No fruits, no branches and no trunk.
Man: I just need a place to rest. I’m really tired after all these years.
Tree: Old tree roots are the best place to rest. Come, sit down and rest.
Adapted from ‘The Caring Tree’ written by Sheikh Hassan Seylan Abad

Match the sentence parts to form sentences.
Then, he needed a house and the tree gave him its branches.
The boy wanted to buy toys so he sold the fruits he got from the tree.
The man was old so he just wanted to rest.
He later decided to travel and asked for a boat.
The tree had nothing to give but the strong roots for the man to lean on

Fill in the blanks with words from the dialogue.
The tree was a big tree. When the boy was tired of playing with the tree, he asked for some ____ to buy toys. The tree told the boy to pick the ____and sell them for money. When he was a ____ man, the tree gave him its _____ build a ____. Then, the man asked for a so that he could travel. The tree gave the man its _____. Finally, the man grew old and ____.  He did not want anything except to rest and the tree offered the man its _____. The tree gave the man everything that it had.

Mega Cinema
Read the poster and complete the dialogue with questions and responses.
Telebooking: 10.00 a.m.—10.00 p.m.
(Ticket must be collected 45 minutes before showtime)
www.mc.com.my
email: cservices@mc.com.my
Mega Cinema
All movies rated U unless stated
Movie: The Worrier
Starring: Robert Cruz, Joseph Patrick and Agnes Felix
Director: Chris Scott
Time: 2:00 p.m./6:00 p.m./10:00p.m./12 midnight.
Ticket: RM12, RM8:00 (Student Card), RM6 (Wednesday only).

The dialogue
Kamal: It’s our school holidays, what shall we do?
Sarjit: Let’s go to the cinema.
Kamal: _____ film would you like to watch?
Sarjit: The Warrior. It seems interesting.
Kamal: ___ is the story about?
Sarjit: I’m not very sure. I think it is about warriors.
Kamal: Warriors. Oh! ____ are the actors?
Sarjit: They are ____.
Kamal: ___ when are the shows?
Sarjit: _____.
Kamal: ___ do we get our tickets?
Sarjit: We can buy the tickets at the counter.
Kamal: How much is the ticket?
Sarjit: RM6.
Kamal: ___ are the ticket on discount?
Sarjit: Only on Wednesdays.
Kamal: That’s today. ___ many tickets shall I book?
Sarjit:Two. Just you and me.

Let’s Read
CY6/Waste Not
Talk about reusable and recyclable wate
Read and understand texts
Use ‘must’, ‘should’ and ‘could’
Differentiate homophones.
Write a composition
Listen to and say words such as ‘skin’ and ‘ask’

Let’s Talk
Why are there different colored bin?
Why should we recycle?

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