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Title: The child in the water

Author: Amy Anis Firdaus

Page: 30
Publisher: Pustaka Segar

Synopsis:
One day, a tadpole swim was swimming near a swamp. A sepilai fish warns him
not to swim there as it is a dangerous place. The tadpole was sad as his siblings
were missing. They were separated when a haruan fish attacked them. The
sepilai learns that the tadpole was a baby frog. Suddenly, a haruan fish
appeared. They hide to save themselves. The fish was sad as it thought the
tadpole was eaten by the haruan fish. A few days later, the fish met the tadpole.
Now it has grown bigger and a few days later, it changed into a frog.
New words:
1. tadpole the tailed aquatic larva of an amphibian
2. strange unusual or surprising
3. swamp an area of waterlogged ground
4. surprised capture, attack, or discover suddenly
5. talkative fond of or given to talking
6. scale each of the small, thin horny or bony plates protecting the skin of fish
and reptiles, typically overlapping one another
7. mud soft, sticky matter resulting from the mixing of earth and water
8. worried anxious or troubled about actual or potential problems
Moral value: Every living creature has a different life cycle.
Title: Scraping the sky
Author:
Greg de Lopez
Bhd.

Page: 30
Publisher: Express Education Sdn.

Synopsis:
Cities all over the world are known by their skylines. Towering buildings scrape
the sky and give the cities the look they have today. These buildings are known
as skyscrapers. They are some of the largest structures built by humans. Vast
amounts of super-strength materials go into every skyscraper built. To be safe
enough for people to work and live in, they must be carefully designed. Among
the famous skyscrapers mentioned in this book is the Sears Tower, Woolworths
Building, Empire State Building and many others famous scrapers in America.
New words:
1. skyscraper a very tall building with lots of storey
2. landmarkfeatures
3. accommodate provide office room or housing for people
4. skylines the outline of buildings defined against the sky
5. interiorinside the building
6.lobbiesfoyers or entrance doors
7. necessityneed
8. complicateddifficult
Moral value: As land in cities becomes more scarce, some people see super-tall
buildings as a necessity.

List of Moral Values


1. Be
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5

kindhearted
Be compassionate
Be considerate
Be generous
Be understanding
Forgiving

2. SELF-RELIANCE
2.1 Be Responsible
2.2 Be Independent
2.3 Be Industrious
2.4 Be Self-confident
3. HUMILITY
3.1 Be Polite
3.2 Admit one's mistake
3.3 Be Friendly
4. MUTUAL RESPECT
4.1 Respect and loyal towards
parents
4.2 Respect for the elderly,
teachers, peers, leaders and
neighbours
4.3 Respect for king and country
4.4 Respect for basic rights
4.5 Respect for beliefs and
cultures of various races
4.6 Respect for individual rights
4.7 Adhere to the rule of law
4.8 Adhere to time (punctual)
4.9 Value wisdom, experience and
deeds
4.10 Value manual labour
4.11 Value self-respect
5. LOVE
5.1 Love
5.2 Love
5.3 Love
5.4 Love

for
for
for
for

6. JUSTICE
6.1 Be Just
6.2 Be Fair

life
the environment
the country
peace and harmony

7. FREEDOM
7.1 Freedom within the law
7.2 Freedom within the
democratic system
8. COURAGE
8.1 Be Brave
8.2 Stand up to the truth
8.3 Be Resolute
8.4 Be Responsible/Accountable
9. CLEANLINESS OF BODY AND
MIND
9.1 Practise Physical cleanliness
9.2 Practise Environmental
cleanliness
9.3 Well-mannered in words and
actions
9.4 Have Healthy and
constructive thoughts
10. HONESTY/INTEGRITY
10.1 Be a trustworthy person
10.2 Speak the truth
10.3 Be Sincere
11. DILIGENCE
11.1 Be Courageous
11.2 Be Pro-active/Resourceful
11.3 Be Dedicated to work
11.4 Be Determined
11.5 Be Hardworking
12. COOPERATION
12.1 Have Spirit of brotherhood
12.2 Have Collective
responsibility
12.3 Help one another
12.4 Be Tolerant
12.5 Common good
12.6 Unity
13. MODERATION
13.1 Be Moderate in reconciling
personal needs with... (this part is
missing, will update)

13.2 Do Not excessive in words


and actions
14. GRATITUDE
14.1 Be Thankful
14.2 Be Grateful
14.3 Be Appreciative
15. RATIONALITY
15.1 Able to form judgements
15.2 Able to reason
15.3 Be Open minded and able to
think logically
16. PUBLIC SPIRITEDNESS
16.1 Subscribe to consensus
16.2 Subscribe to the spirit of
neighbourliness
16.3 Sensitive to social issues in
the community