FIK 3042 ENGLISH FOR COMMUNICATION 2

EDITORS AINON OMAR AHMAD ZAINURI LOAP AHMAD AZIZAH ATAN LEELA CHAKRABARTY

Writers: Ainon Omar Ahmad Zainuri Loap Ahmad Farah Natchiar Mohd Khaja Goh Hock Seng Leela Chakrabarty Mariyatunnitha Shari Mohammad Sidik Ariffin Napisah Kepol Nor Azmi Mostafa Nor Hashimah Isa Azizah Atan Seva Bala Sundaram Abdul Ghani Abu Che Ton Mahmud Hasimah Ja‟afar Maizatulliza Muhammad Raja Nor Safinas Raja Harun Intan Safinas Mohd Ariff Al-Bakri Abdul Halim Ibrahim Fairus Ahmad Daud

CONTENT Unit 1. Topics Human Interest Listening Speaking Reading Language Focus Writing Self Assessment Journey to the Future Listening Speaking Reading Language Focus Writing Self Assessment Tech Savvy Speaking Listening Reading Language Focus Paraphrasing Self Assessment A Way of Life Speaking Listening Reading Writing Language Focus Job Satisfaction Listening Speaking Reading Language Focus Writing Self Assessment Page 1 1 2 3 11 19 26 37 38 39 50 54 59 62 67 67 74 80 84 89 95 113 113 117 121 127 128 150 150 153 155 160 163 168

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INTRODUCTION
The course guide is to assist students to understand the course content and assessment. Students are advised to read this section carefully and take note of the course requirements so that they can complete the course successfully. The course FIK3042 English for Communication 2 will cover 5 units in this book which are thematic and authentic, catering for students from both science and arts streams. Specific Language skills such as listening, speaking, reading and writing are covered in each unit. While these language skills are presented under separate sections, they are integrated throughout the module. Furthermore, grammatical aspects are peppered throughout to reinforce the students‘ general grasp of the language. The listening components for the respective units are designed to cater to the while and post-listening activities. The speaking section allows students to interact in pairs and groups. In addition, these speaking tasks encourage creativity and freedom amongst students to express their views. The reading texts that appear in each unit are interesting and varied, covering various pertinent current issues. The culmination of these skills prepares the students for the writing section. It is a 2 credit hour course.

TARGET AUDIENCE
This course is offered to all students undergoing the Bachelor of Education Program at UPSI. However, this module has been specially designed for students pursuing the Distant Education Program.

STUDENT LEARNING TIME
According to UPSI‘s and MQA Standards, every credit requires that students allocate 40 hours of learning time. Therefore, for this course students are required to spend 80 hours of learning time. The estimated learning time for the course FIK3042 is presented in Table 1.

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Table 1 Estimated learning time for the course FIK3042 Learning Activity Learning Time Face-to-Face Reading the Module, revision and completing assignments Tutorial at centres On-lineTutorial (E-Learning, example, via BigBlueButton, Skype, etc.) Forum (E-Learning via MyGuru2) T&L Video via MyGuru2 On-line Quiz via MyGuru2 36 Total Learning Time 80 10 26 Independent 21

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COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME
At the end of the course, students will be able to:

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Demonstrate effective listening, speaking, reading and writing skills learned in the course for communicative purposes. Use correct grammar and vocabulary when writing a variety of texts. Define and discuss, individually and in groups, vocabulary, expressions, and issues found in a variety of texts. Apply critical reading skills when reading texts on current issues. Organise and implement a collaborative writing project.

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COURSE SYNOPSIS
This course helps students in developing strong foundations in reading and writing skills for communicative purposes in a variety of contexts. The course integrates the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with more emphasis being given to the skills of reading and writing.

COURSE CONTENT
To assist students in achieving the learning outcomes for this course, the course content is divided into five units which cover the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

UNIT 1

TOPIC HUMAN INTEREST    Listening – Healthy Lifestyle Speaking – Nutrition and Food Pyramid Reading- Letter to the Editor - Word Attack - Comprehension  Language Focus - Present Tense - Past Tense  Writing - Pre-writing Activities - Writing Process  Self-Assessment

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JOURNEY TO THE FUTURE  Listening to a radio interview

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Speaking – Oral Presentation Skills Reading- Voyagers 1 and 2 - Word Attack - Comprehension

Language Focus - Future Tense

Writing - Descriptive Writing

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Self-Assessment

TECH SAVVY    Listening to a talk Speaking – Role play Reading- The Net Generation - Word Attack - Comprehension  Language Focus - Present Continuous Tense  Writing - Paraphrasing  Self-Assessment

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A WAY OF LIFE    Listening – Practising Turn Taking Speaking - Conversations Reading- Past Traditions brought to life

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- Word Attack - Comprehension  Language Focus - Gerunds and Infinitives  Writing - Summary Writing  5 Self-Assessment

JOB SATISFACTION    Listening to a Radio Interview Speaking – My Dream Job and Conducting Interviews Reading - Workplace Satisfaction - Word Attack - Comprehension  Language Focus - Passive Voice  Writing - Letter of Application  Self-Assessment

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ASSESSMENT
Assignment % Weightage Approach and Assignment Outcome On-line via MyGuru2 On-line via MyGuru2 On-line via MyGuru2 Conducted at Centres

On-line Quiz 1 On-line Quiz 2 Project Work Final Examination Total

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ICON SPECIFICATIONS
Exercises to consolidate students‘ understanding of the topics learnt.

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Exercises with answer key. Aktiviti latihan yang disertakan jawapan serta maklum balas.

UNIT 1 HUMAN INTEREST

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the end of the unit, you should be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. listen to texts and answer T/F questions; discuss on given topics in groups; read and answer comprehension questions and write paragraphs on topics discussed.

CONTENT LISTENING
Task 1 Listen to the Radio Talk Show entitled “Healthy Lifestyle” and answer the following questions. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The radio talk show is about En. Hamid‘s health. Mr. Sam is the Deejay. Dr. Sani is the nutritionist from ANPAC. We need to stop being stressful and start living healthily. To be healthy we must avoid processed food. En. Hamid is a university lecturer. En. Hamid often has palpitation in his chest. Mr. Sam advises En. Hamid to reschedule his activities. T/F T/F T/F T/F T/F T/F T/F T/F

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Almonds are good source of calcium and fibre.

SPEAKING Nutrition and the Food Pyramid
Task 2 Study the food pyramid below and in groups of four discuss the various types of food one needs to consume in order to lead a healthy life. Then, the group representatives will present the groups‘ findings.

Nutrition and the Food Pyramid

Source: Ignatowski .A. 2005. Food Pyramid Chart for Balanced Diet. Best vitamin- supplements- guide.com.

Dialogue
Imagine that you and your three friends meet after a tutorial class at the cafeteria, and your next tutorial is an hour later. While having a drink each of you relate events that took place in your lives. While listening, the others are to ask questions and give opinions wherever necessary. Come up with a dialogue to be presented to the class.

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PASSAGE ONE Read the letter to the editor and carry out the tasks.
Dear Editor, 1 I am an ardent fan of ASTRO, so much so that the first thing I do upon entering my humble abode is to switch on to HBO, Star Movies, E, ESPN, Animal Planet, Discovery Travel and Living and of course to AFC or Asian Food Channel when I am incredibly hungry. As I watch delicious foods on AFC, I sincerely hope the pang of hunger will slowly disappear into oblivion. 5 More often than not, this does not work to my advantage especially when I am famished. The effect is just the opposite as I gazed at the delicious foods prepared by the chefs. And talk about the camera men! They are incredibly good at focusing. The food is so crystal clear that you are practically thrown into the chef‘s kitchen. Once, I became so hopelessly hungry watching the 10 program `License to Grill‟ that I could not stop myself from rummaging my small refrigerator for bits of snacks. I was desperate for food in the middle of the night. I love to read the Astroview – your magazine with the slogan `Malaysia‟s largest circulated entertainment magazine‟ which is out monthly, complete with 15 information and updates on the different channels, celebrity news, health tips and other news useful to ASTRO subscribers. Congratulations! Your viewers must be so thrilled to grab a copy every month. I am keen on watching Animal Planet and I am very thrilled to read that this channel will be airing a new program called Bindi: The Jungle Girl. I think Steve Irwin‘s daughter is such a 20 brave girl to be among snakes and other animals. She has her daddy‘s talents and not to forget his smile. I just had to bring to your readers on page 8 of December 2007 issue entitled ‗Watch out - Jungle Girl‟ ―My daddy was a hero,‖ she said, and her short speech earned a standing ovation and an indelible mark on the memory of many Australians. Now, 25 Bindi‘s charms comes to the small screen in Bindi: The Jungle Girl , a new wildlife series that brings the Irwins and heir passion for animals together onscreen. Here are some quick facts about Bindi:  She has a rat named Candy ―Candy is my favorite friend and we do lots of fun things together! We go out 30 rollerblading and he rides on my shoulder. He likes to play with all my other animal friends too except the snakes, of course!‖  She‘s not afraid of the animals she handles

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―My dad taught me to respect all animals, so I‘ve never had to overcome my fear.‖ 35 4 As I am a traveler I love to read the travel guide and tips given by famous travelers such as Samantha Brown and Anthony Bourdain. I just love Samantha because of her sweet smile and her pink attire. She makes me want to travel to those countries and experience what she had experienced. Who does not know Anthony Bourdain on Discovery Travel and Living? He is 40 the tall New Yorker Chef who travels around the world to discover culinary heaven. We can catch him on No Reservation 3. Bourdain is the man for real travel….no reservation indeed. He is like the Guru of real travel. He has no boundaries and limits to trying local foods and drinks. In the December issue, he gave a few very practical travel tips on page 9. He suggested that we: 45    5 Never eat in the hotel and never ask the concierge where to eat. Ask your taxi driver instead. Eat local. Don‘t travel in packs – no more than two or three people. It 50 gets difficult after that.

These travel tips are so practical and I will definitely remember them when I visit Scotland next week. I will unquestionably follow Bourdain‘s tips when I am there. It is so true that one should try and eat local foods and not insist on looking for your own traditional foods. When we are in a foreign country we must try to adapt and adopt. If we are rice eaters, we can opt for bread instead, 55 or croissant. We cannot be looking high and low for restaurants selling rice. Well, I welcome other readers to share my views of ASTRO and Astroview. Well done ASTRO!

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Task 3 editor. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Provide the meanings of these words pertaining to the letter to the

ardent (line 1) _______________________________________________ abode (line2)________________________________________________ famished (line 7)______________________________________________ rummaging (line 11) __________________________________________ keen (line 18)________________________________________________

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Task 4 1.

Answer the questions.

Name the ASTRO channels found in the letter to the Editor. __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

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What is the slogan for Astroview? __________________________________________________________

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Who is the New Yorker chef that Shima Daniel admires? ___________________________________________________________

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What is the programme that the chef hosts? ___________________________________________________________

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Who is Bindi‘s father? ___________________________________________________________

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In your own words, explain what the writer means in the phrase ―It is so true that one should try and eat local foods and not insist on looking for your own traditional foods” ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

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Imagine you are the Editor of Astroview. Reply to Shima Daniel‘s letter via e-mail.

Dear Shima Daniel, Thank you so much for your letter. ________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Editor.

Task 5 In groups of four, prepare a mind map of the advantages of tuning in to ASTRO channels. You are to present your mind map. You have 15 minutes to discuss and create the mind map. Choose your group‘s best channel and give four reasons for your choice. Our best Channel -

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Task 6 Still in your group, prepare an e-mail to Shima Daniel, in response to her letter to the editor. You may agree or disagree with her pertaining to ASTRO‘s channels and Astroview. Give reasons for your agreement or disagreement.

Dear Shima Daniel,

I read your letter to the editor and ………

Yours faithfully,

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*Please exchange your group‘s e-mail with other groups. Note the differences or similarities between the e-mails. Underline them. PASSAGE TW0 Read the passage and complete the given tasks
1 I had been a quiet, bookish child. My father had led a peripatetic career as a teacher and he had taken his young family with him to successive postings across the length and breadth of the Malayan Peninsula. And it was a growing family; my two brothers were born, at three-year intervals, in Johor Bharu at the peninsula‘s southern tip, and in Kuala Krai in the interior of Kelantan, where my 5 mobile family had come to a temporary rest. Eventually my father had received what would be the last posting of his abbreviated life, as a senior lecturer at the Language Institute in Kuala Lumpur. It was in our house in Kuala Lumpur, on a dark and rainy night in 1967, that my father first spoke to me about my future. I was twelve years old then, in 10 Standard Six of primary school; the next year, I would be moving on to secondary school. My father had always been a fairly remote figure to his three
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That night, my father said to me: ―The Malay College is not just any school. It is the school.‖ That‘s about all I remember, although there must have been more. I do remember not being sure what he was on about. I knew that I would be sitting for the Malay College entrance examinations very soon, and I 20 was vaguely aware that this was a place, a big boarding school way up in Kuala Kangsar, spoken of with much respect by my teachers. But merely sitting for the exams was no big deal; practically every Standard n the country did so, and I had by no means excelled in school so far. But here was my father talking about the Malay College in a way that made me feel, for the first time in my 25 young life, that he actually had hopes for me. And he went on: ―You must take the Sciences. There is no future in the Arts.‖ What was this? ―Sciences‖? ―Arts‖? I couldn‘t even draw! And I was certainly no whiz at arithmetic. The day of the entrance exam came, and the four of us who were the only four Malay boys in our primary school‘s top class went to take it. Ghani and 30 Azizi were deadly serious about it; Muslini and I larked about. Ghani and Azizi were the great hopes of our school, which would apparently be honoured to send off a ward or two to the Malay College; Muslini and I were there to make up the numbers. So of course, when the results came out a month later, Muslini and I 35 made the cut and the other two didn‘t. Nobody could believe it, least of all Muslini and me. I went home a very happy kid that Friday. My father was at home when I got there, reading the newspaper. ―Papa,‖ I said, struggling to keep the excitement from my voice. ―I‘ve got the results. I passed. I have to report to Malay College on January seventh.‖ He didn‘t even lower the paper. ―Good,‖ he 40 said. Years later, my mother would tell me that was one of the proudest moments of his life. He certainly fooled me then. Five days into 1968, my father bundled his wife and sons into the car and set off on a 200-kilometre drive north to Kuala Kangsar, a small, sleepy town dozing by a bend of the Perak River not far south of Taiping. Kuala Kangsar had 45 a distinguished air about it: it was the royal town of Perak, site of the Sultan‘s Palace, and of the esteemed Malay College. It had been founded by the British in 1905 as a place in which the sons of Malay Sultans could acquire the rudiments of a sound British education before moving on to tertiary institutions in Britain itself. It was indeed a grand old school, and its reputation was well 50 deserved. My first impression, however, was of bedlam: a horde of twelve-yearolds and what seemed to be their families, seeking out their allotted bed-spaces in the dormitories, being endlessly hugged by weeping mothers, grandmothers and aunts. I was happy to find Muslini amidst the chaos, although he seemed altogether too dazed to be coherent. 55 The day drew to an end; the families were waved a tearful goodbye. We had our first mass meal in the dining hall, in which were hung framed group photographs of the College‘s previous First-Form intakes, and were sent to our

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beds at nine. Within the soft white drapes of their brand-new mosquito nets, ninety-two young boys fell asleep on their first night away from their homes and 56 families. From that day on, home would be a place we would only visit on holidays. It was all for the best that we were utterly exhausted. Adapted from: A Malaysian Journey by Rehman Rashid.

Task 7 The following words given in Column A are found in the passage above. Match the meanings in Column B with the words in Column A in context of the passage.

A 1. peripatetic 2. stern 3. excelled 4. whiz 5. larked ________________ _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________

B a. confusion and noise b. clever c. definitely d. strict e. very good f. speak clearly g. basics h. roamed i. traveling from place to place j. respected and admired

6. apparently _______________ 7. esteemed _______________

8. rudiments _______________ 9. bedlam _______________

10.coherent _______________

Task 8 Mark with a (√) for the statements which are true and a (x) for the statements which are false 1. The writer‘s family had stayed in a number of places throughout the peninsula The writer‘s father last career was a senior lecturer

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Answer the following questions in your own words.

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When did the writer‘s family finally settle down?

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What was the main aim of the establishment of the Malay College by the British in 1905? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

Task 10 1. 2.

You may have some ideas after reading the above passage.

Relate your experience on your first day in primary or secondary school. Describe any memorable happenings in your school or college life.

LANGUAGE FOCUS

TALKING ABOUT THE PRESENT
Simple Present Tense shows habitual action, a fact or general truth, a planned action that will take place in the future and to show the time of action.

Usage 1. To show a fact or general truth 2. To show habitual action.

Examples e.g. Penang is the `pearl of the orient‘ UPSI is located in South Perak. e.g. Goh always plays tennis at UPSI court. Shima drives from Proton City to UPSI every day. e.g. The plane takes off at 12 midnight from KLIA. The Kayak participants leave for UPM tomorrow.

3. To show a planned action that will take place in the future.

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4. To show an event that is likely to happen in the future (`If‘ is used).

e.g. If he arrives, just let him into the house. The students will respect you if you demonstrate some concern and kindness. e.g. As soon as she locks the door, the robber grabs her. When he reaches his house, he goes straight to bed.

5. To show the time of action. Words like `until‘, `as‘, `as soon as‘ and `when‘ are used.

Task 11 1. 2.

Change the forms of the verbs in brackets to the present tense.

She (sip) ___________ the hot tea slowly. Her nephew (love) __________ to play squash and he (is) ________ the state champion.

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The vet (suggest) __________ that her dog be put to sleep. He (inform) __________ his class of the concert tonight. Ahmad (write) to his parents every week. Mei Lee (sing) at the Charity Ball every year. We (experience) longer days in the U.K. during summer. Friends (support) one another in difficult and challenging times. The university bus (depart) as early as 7 in the morning. Vitamin C and Fish Oil (help) our bodies fight against influenza.

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Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the present tense.

Herman _________ 1 (love) to kayak. He ___________ 2 (dream) to be a Malaysian cum an Olympic Kayak paddler one day. Realizing his passion, he

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_________ 3 (join) the UPSI Canoe Club, under the guidance of the Sports Science Faculty. The Club members train at the Proton City Lake about 8 kilometres from UPSI. Herman and five other peddlers normally _________ 4 (practise) from 5.00 pm. to 7.30pm everyday. He _______ 5 (join) his team to row the kayak back and forth several times under the watchful eyes of the coach. When he __________ 6 (finish) his training, he returns home and continues working on his assignments like any ordinary university student. Herman _______ 7 (receive) his early training at Belaga, Sarawak where he rows sampan and maneuvers motorboats. His effort __________ 8 (pay) off as he is now the university Kayak peddler. Herman and his team ___________ 9 (compete) in the Asian Varsity Rowing Tournament in October. The UPSI Kayak peddlers _________ 10 (leave) for Putrajaya on 14 October 2008. They have made us proud winning the gold medal a few months ago and we pray for their success in the up coming tournament.

SIMPLE PAST TENSE USAGE To express an action completed in the past usually with a time frame EXAMPLES Salim played rugby when he was in school. I saw this movie when I was 12 years old.

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To show a past habit, usually accompanied by adverbs like „always‟, „often‟, or „ „never‟

She always visited the old folks home when she was in town. My teacher often made it compulsory for us to write an essay every week. He got into the car, started the engine and drove off in a hurry. Father would be angry if I did not get home by 11 pm

To express a series of past actions

To express an unlikely situation in the ‗if‘ clause of a conditional sentence

In indirect speech

Direct: She said ― I want this book‖ Indirect: She said she wanted that book

In its passive form to indicate a past I was asked to give a speech. action was done to the subject and The students were reminded to submit not by the subject the report before the deadline.

In English, the simple tenses are the present, past and future. The tenses show the time when the action takes place. Verbs (‗doing‘ word) in sentences will indicate when the action has occurred.

Task 13 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Tick the sentences in the simple past tense form only. ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ) ) ) ) ) ) )

He eats rice for lunch and dinner. Dollah scored a goal for his team. She studied hard for the examinations. The police sent the prisoner to jail. Do you always go out at night? I watched a horror movie. The tiger killed and ate the deer.

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The river flows into the lake. They visit their aged parents on weekend. Bears love honey.

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Task 14 For each of the following sentences change of the verb in bracket into the past tense form. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. I (buy) _____________ a new car yesterday. His uncle (arrive) _____________ from Johor Bahru last night. The cat (catch) _____________ a rat in the drain. She (walk) _____________ to her office this morning because of the jam. The doctor (tell) _____________ me to take less sugar. We (find) _____________ a strange- looking insect on our field trip. The guest speaker (give) _____________ an interesting talk. He (run) _____________as fast as he could when the dog chased him. She (get) _____________ into trouble after complaining to the authorities. He (is) _____________ a well-known rugby player in his younger days.

Task 15 Complete the passage below with the correct past tense form of the verbs in bracket. Ismail (1)………….. (leave) in a hurry with Kandan. They (2)………… (be) on their way to the house of the village headman, Haji Hamid, who

(3)……………(live) a quarter of a mile from the mosque. Ismail‘s neighbour, Khalid (4) …………… (spot) the terrorists crossing the Langat river just before sunset. There (5)…………. (be) seven of them, all in light green uniforms and (6)

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..………….. (arm) with rifles. They (7) …………. (come) from the isolated Sungai Long track and (8)……………..(approach) the village from Bukit Enggang. The intrusion to Omar (9) ………… (be) frightening. He (10) ……….. (hear) from uncle Ali that there were brutal killings in the district. The Communist terrorists (11) ………… (ambush) and (12) …………. (kill) a Scottish planter in a rubber estate near Semenyih in broad daylight. Two days later, they (13) ………….. (burn) down a bungalow in another isolated rubber estate, in full view of the workers. Before the terrorists (14) …………. (set) the bungalow on fire, they (15) …………..(shoot) dead the English planter and his wife.

Adapted from: Long Road to Merdeka by Kamarul Zaman Ariff (2007)

PRESENT PERFECT TENSE USAGE EXAMPLES

To show actions at an unspecified time Bakri has never seen a tapir before. with words like ‗before‘, ‗ever‘ or ‗finally‘ Have you ever seen a ghost before? To show a past action that has My mother has cared for me since I continued until NOW, with words like was born. ‗for‘, ‗since‘, ‗so far;, ‗up to the present‘ She hasn‟t settled the loan until today. To express an action that begins in the I have not seen her for years until past and finishes at the moment of today. speaking He has not spoken a word of English for years. (But he is speaking it now)

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To show an action completed recently The train has just left the station. with the verb ‗just‘ Alin has just finished cooking lunch. Used with the phrase‘ the first time‘ This is the first time I have arrived here. Is this the first time you have met my parents The present perfect tense shows an action that started in the past and was completed at an unspecified time or still continues into the present. It involves two periods of time that is a ‗half present and half past‘ action.

Task 16 For each of the following sentences, change the present tense into the present perfect form

Present Perfect Example: He eats durians has eaten

1. Jenny and I drive to town _________________________________________________________ 2. The life guard watches the children in the pool _________________________________________________________ 3. Our friends bought the final match tickets _________________________________________________________ 4. Omar dreams of winning an award _________________________________________________________ 5. Rodiah finishes her project _________________________________________________________ 6. The worker gives his manager an answer _________________________________________________________ 7. The baby catches cold _________________________________________________________

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8. The mechanic repairs the car _________________________________________________________ 9. I submit my assignment _________________________________________________________ 10. We take our meal _________________________________________________________

Task 17 For each of the sentences below, change the verbs in the brackets into the present perfect form.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

The workers …….. (have) just …………… (finish) the road repair work. I ………….(have) already…………..(buy) the ticket for tonight‘s big match. She ………..(have) ………….(live) here for thirty years. The boys ………..(have) not ……………..(complete) their homework. I ………(have) ……….( play) rugby since I was in secondary school. The tutor …………(have) just ………….(give) us the assignment topic. Nizar ………..(have) just …………..(report) for duty this morning. We ………….(have) already …….. (see) that movie in 2001. Kumar ………..(have)……….(leave) the office ten minutes ago. Eliza is worried. Her boyfriend ……….(have) not ………(call) her or ........... (send) her any messages for the last few weeks.

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WRITING

Are you ready to begin the writing process? Often, writers begin by doing some Pre-writing activities. A pre-writing activity will help you find ideas to write what you need to write about. A pre-writing activity is also a useful way to help you organize your ideas in a logical order. Here are some suggestions. TALK Talk about what you want to write. For example, share your interests with a group of students. Give reasons, listen to your friend‘s reasons, exchange views and ask questions. Don‘t forget to take note of the interesting things you have discussed in your group. FREE WRITING Free writing involves writing about a particular topic for a timed period. For example, writing about whatever that comes to your mind for ten minutes about a particular topic. At the end of ten minutes, read what you have written and further develop your ideas from that point onwards. CLUSTERING Another word that means the same as clustering is grouping. When you cluster or group certain words, phrases or ideas together, you are actually organizing and expanding your thoughts. You will then form a diagram to show how each word, phrase or idea links to one another.

BRAINSTORM Brainstorming is a process where you list down thoughts in words or phrases that come to your mind about a particular topic. You can do this on your own or in a group.

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Now, let‘s start with some pre-writing exercises.

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Share your thoughts on the things that you enjoy doing with a group of students. Use the box below to take notes of some interesting things mentioned by others.

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Write a paragraph on the topic below in not more than 10 minutes. Begin now. The most interesting thing that I have done in my life‘

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Individually or in groups, list down as many words, phrases or ideas that comes to your mind on the topic given below. Compare your list with others. ‗Things that I wish to do in my lifetime‘

……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………… Use the diagram below to expand your ideas on ‗Interesting things people do‘.

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Learn how to swim Shop for antiques Interesting things people do

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Task 19 Before you write, take a look at the boxes below. Match the terms in Box A with their definition in Box B. Then, check your answers.

Box A Topic • • • • • • • • • •

Box B A group of sentences about one main idea A sentence that summarizes what an essay will be about A word or phrase that tells what a paragraph is about A word or phrase that tells what an essay is about A sentence that includes the main idea of a paragraph

Main idea

Thesis statement

Topic sentence

Paragraph

Let‘s find out if you have really understood the terms above by completing some exercises. Use the terms above to fill in the boxes below. The first one has been done for you. 0) Datuk Nicole David is my favourite squash player. 1) Topic sentence

1.

Mountain climbing has captured the hearts of many people. Lately, young children have also been introduced to mountain climbing activities at camps. These young children are taught the basics of mountain climbing and are given proper training by qualified instructors. It is easy to take up swimming for three reasons Gardening can also help reduce stress.

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2. 3.

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4. 5.

Alternative Music There are a few interesting activities that I do during my free time.

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Task 20 Now, the following exercises will help you narrow down your topic, write a thesis statement, form topic sentences and finally, construct a paragraph. STEP 1: Narrow down your topic. State three things that interest you in Column I. Then, add more information related to the three things you enjoy in the Column II. Before you begin, check out the example.

Column I Things that interest me Example: Science

Column II Additional information Space, astronauts, exploration of planets

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STEP 2: Write a thesis statement. Study information that you have stated in column I and II. Try and form a thesis statement. Check out the example. Example: Exploration of planets interests me for three main reasons.

Write your thesis statement:

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STEP 3: Forming topic sentences. Based on your thesis statement, form three topic sentences. Check out the example. Example: Topic sentence 1: planet.
Tip: Use your topic or logical connector to begin your topic sentence. Write a sequencesentences:

Firstly, I have always wondered about life beyond our

Topic sentence 1: …………………………………………………………………………………………

Topic sentence 2: …………………………………………………………………………………………

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Topic sentence 3: ………………………………………………………………………………………… STEP 4: Construct a paragraph. Your paragraph should include a thesis statement and the topic sentences that you have formed. Each paragraph consists of a topic sentences and a few supporting details. Check out the example. Example:
Thesis statement

Topic sentence

Exploration of planets interests me for three main reasons. Firstly, I have always wondered about life beyond our planet. I am certain that aliens and other beings exist. Evidences that were reported by astronauts and space explorers convince me that we are not alone in this universe.

Supporting details

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SELF ASSESSMENT
TEST 1 Read the article on Almonds and respond to the tasks. Awesome Almonds

You may have had almonds in your cakes, ice-creams and chocolate bars but do you know that these nuts have some beauty tips to offer? Eating a few almonds offer benefits which include good fats, minerals and vitamins including A, B and E. Some experts believe it is best to eat raw almonds that have been soaked in water overnight. Although almond oil is not commonly consumed as olive oil, it can be eaten to get those benefits. Almond is used mainly for its emollient and slight bleaching properties. This is why these nuts are used in skincare. They have anti-inflammatory properties and their light aroma and texture make them ideal for soothing women‘s skins. Ground into a meal, almonds are used for exfoliation in beauty preparations, and almond oil serves as a skin softener, with antiseptic properties and a complex array of vitamins and minerals. (Adapted from Her World , February 2008)

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Answer the following questions.

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What are the benefits of eating almonds? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

2.

Why are almonds used in skincare? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

3.

What would you do to almonds if you want to exfoliate your skin? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

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Name the benefits of using almond oil as skincare? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

5.

Suggest your own traditional way of using almonds in your daily life. ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

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TEST 2

Create a skincare product using any local vegetable or fruit. Present this in class using a mind map. Allow questions and answers after your presentation. SUMMARY

Main Skills Listening

Sub Skills Listening to a Text Listening Comprehension Speaking about Food Pyramid Speaking about Healthy Life Style Presentation of Findings Reading Vocabulary Reading Comprehension Pre-Writing Writing Paragraphs Mind-Mapping Present Tense Past Tense Present Perfect Tense

Tick here if you have understood

Notes

Speaking

Reading

Writing

Grammar

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ANSWER KEY

Task 1 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Task 7 A 1. peripatetic 2. stern 3. excelled 4. whiz 5. larked ______ i _________ _______d_______ ________e_______ ________b______ _______h________ B a. confusion and noise b. clever c. definitely d. strict e. very good f. speak clearly g. basics h. roamed i. traveling from place to place j. respected and admired F F F T T T F T T T

6. apparently _______c________ 7. esteemed ______ j _________

8. rudiments ________ g ______ 9. bedlam ________a_______

10.coherent _______f________

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Task 8 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Task 9 1. The writer‘s family finally settled down when his father had his final posting as a senior lecturer at the Language Institute in Kuala Lumpur. Not very close and stern but affectionate Because he felt that he was not a bright student/ did not excel in school. His father did not show any enthusiasm/ did not show he was happy/ It was meant for the sons of Malay Sultans to be educated according to the British education system. True True False True False True

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Task 11 Present tense 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. sips loves, is suggests informs writes sings experience support departs help

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Task 12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. loves dreams joins practise joins finishes receives pays compete leave

Task 13 Past Tense Tick the sentences in the past tense for only 2. / 3 / 4 / 6 / 7 / Task 14 Past Tense 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. bought arrived caught walked told found gave ran got was

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Task 15 Past Tense 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Task 16 Present Perfect Tense 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. has driven has watched have bought has dreamt/dreamed has finished has given has caught has repaired have submitted have taken left were lived spotted were armed came approached was heard ambushed killed burnt/burned set shot

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Task 17 Present Perfect Tense 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. have , finished have, bought has, lived have, completed have, played has, given has, reported have, seen has, left has, called, sent

TEST 1 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Good fats, minerals and vitamins including A, B and E. Because of its emollient and slight bleaching properties. I would ground the almonds into a meal to exfoliate my skin. Almond oil serves as softener to the skin. Gives any relevant suggestion.

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TEST 2 Mix the ingredients and apply to face every morning.

BLEND THE CUCUMBER

ADD TWO TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL

CUCUMBER

ADD TWO TABLESPOON HONEY

ADD HALF A CUP OF FRESH MILK

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REFERENCES Gaudart, Hyacinth; Hughes, Richard & Michael, Jessie (2003) Towards Better English Grammar . Shah Alam: Penerbit Fajar Bakti Kamarul Zaman Ariff (2007) Long Road to Merdeka Kajang: Kamarulzaman Mohd Ariff Dusun Gayah Rehman Rashid (1993) A Malaysian Journey Petaling Jaya: Rehman Rashid

LISTENING TRANSCRIPT Voice: Listen to the Radio Talk Show entitled “Healthy Lifestyle”. (End of the Road by Boyz II Men is on air….) Deejay Pink: Hmmm …that was Boyz II Men with End of Road. It is definitely not end of the road here at FBK. FM as it is time for our favourite programme. Hello everyone! I‘m Deejay Pink and I‘m so thrilled to have with me in the studio this morning two very important guests who are going to talk about ―Healthy Lifestyle‖. They are Mr. Sam, a nutritionist from ANPAC and Dr. Sani, a physician from the General Hospital. How are you Mr. Sam and Dr. Sani? Mr Sam : Well, I‘m good. Thank you. Glad I made it despite the heavy traffic (laughs) Dr. Sani: I‘m fine too. It is great to be here. Deejay Pink: Thank you so much for being here at FBK.FM. I‘m sure our listeners out there are equally excited to listen to our renowned guests. Feel free to call in and talk to our experts. The number is 03-3344555. Well …. Mr. Sam, what exactly is Healthy Lifestyle? Mr Sam: Well….remember the saying ―Take your time to smell the flowers? Deejay Pink: Yes… and ―You will get more wrinkles if you worry too much.‖ Mr. Sam: Exactly….those are some of the advice for Healthy Lifestyle. We need to stop being stressful and start living healthily. Eat good food and exercise. Deejay Pink: Yes! You are right Mr. Sam. Actually I would like to discuss this – Healthy Lifestyle in this modern demanding age! Is it feasible? Can we be not stressful with all the job deadlines? Mr. Sam : Of course we can. That is if we put effort to it. We must be positive and take our time to try and consume nutritional food. Avoid processed food and the famous fast food that we have now. Dr. Sani: I agree with you on that Mr Sam. It saddens me to see parents or elders bringing children to the fast food joints. The food there is not healthy at all. The drinks are so sweet and bad for health too. Malaysians are high on diabetes. We should also get medical check ups regularly. Deejay Pink: Gosh!! I feel guilty already (laughs). We have a caller on the line….Hello En. Hamid…?. En. Hamid: Hello….Hello… Yes. I have question for Mr. Sam and Dr Sani. Deejay Pink: Yes. Go ahead En. Hamid.
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En. Hamid; I‘m a university lecturer. I work round the clock. My job is not merely teaching. At times I work at night too, trying to meet my deadlines. What should I do to distress? I am always stressed. At times I feel palpitation in my chest. Mr. Sam: Thank you En. Hamid. This is so true in this modern era. I find life to be stressful too. Perhaps you can try and reschedule your activities. Do one task at a time. Take a breather after you have finished one task. Go out and walk in the park near your house. Deejay Pink: Dr. Sani, do you have any advice for En Hamid? Dr. Sani: Yes. Have you done your Medical check up, En Hamid? How old are you now if I may ask? En. Hamid: Well, I just turned 50, doctor. Hmm….My last medical check up was 10 years ago (laughs) Dr. Sani: You have to get it done soon. Ask your doctor to do a profile and with the results he or she can follow through. You need to inform the doctor of your family medical history. I‘m sure the palpitation is due to your stress level but you can‘t be too sure. You must go for medical check up fast. En. Hamid: Thank you Dr. Sani and Mr. Sam. Have a nice day!! Mr. Sam: He is cheerful already… (laughs). Deejay Pink: Yes. He is. Ermm….Mr. Sam, could you give us some easy tips on eating healthy? Mr. Sam: As a nutritionist I have some suggestions. Take more nuts like almonds. They are good as source of calcium and fiber. We can crush them and add to our vegetable salad. Or eat them just like that. Deejay Pink: Hmmm….almonds? I never thought of eating them like that. I eat them only if I find them in ice creams or chocolate bars. Dr. Sani: I agree with you Mr. Sam. By the way, eating almonds may sound easy but I think it could be challenging to get them. It is not easy to find in our country unlike peanuts. They cannot be replaced with peanuts though. People who are suffering from gout should abstain from peanuts. Deejay Pink: Yes. Not many stores have almonds. We need to buy them from big supermarkets. Mr. Sam: I agree with both of you but we need to try and buy them. They provide great benefits such as calcium. In fact people suffering from thyroid should eat more almonds. Deejay Pink: Do you have email that can be accessed by our listeners? I‘m sure more people would like to reach both of you for tips and advice. Mr. Sam: Sure! My email is Sam@ANPAC.com.my. (He spells the address). Dr. Sani: Mine is Sani@yahoo.co.uk (He spells the address). Deejay Pink: Well…It looks like we have come to the end of our session. I would like to thank Dr. Sani and Mr. Sam for coming to FBK FM this morning. And thank you so much to our caller En. Hamid and to our listeners out there….don‘t touch that dial as Deejay Paul is here with more songs from the 80‘s. (Endless Love by Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross is aired)

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UNIT 2 JOURNEY TO THE FUTURE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the end of the unit, you should be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. CONTENT Man has always been fascinated with what is beyond this earth that we live in. What is out there? How did the world come into being? Is there intelligent life out there? Such questions continually spurred scientists to explore space with numerous spacecrafts. Do you know that there are many spacecrafts orbiting the earth at the moment? How many spacecrafts do you know that have been sent to space and for what purpose? You may want to visit the relevant websites of countries like America, Russia, Japan, China and even Malaysia that have ongoing space programmes for more information - one recommended website is the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) [website at http://www.nasa.gov.]
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listen to and respond to opinions, prepare speeches based on specific situations, read and understand the text, guess the meaning of words in the text, and write sentences in the correct tenses.

LISTENING
Task 1 You will listen to a radio interview. As you listen, complete the graphic organizer.

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SPEAKING
Oral Presentation Skills

Learning Points Most people feel nervous about speaking in public. For most students, oral presentation is not an easy task as they fear speaking in front of an audience, especially in English. As a result, they become nervous and will in turn affect their performance during the oral presentation. Nervousness is normal. We need to have a systematic plan to deliver our speech effectively. If oral presentation is guided properly, students will be able to reduce their anxieties and improve their performance during presentation. This would help them to develop a greater awareness of how self-confidence can overcome fear of public speaking especially in the target language. Their confidence level will improve and oral presentation will not be a threat to them anymore. First, let‘s have a look at some basic styles to do speeches such as: i. Impromptu speaking means unprepared speech where students are suddenly asked to perform without given time to do much preparation. The delivery style is informal. We need to adopt some changes to suit our purpose and audience. ii. Extemporaneous speaking happens when students are quite prepared beforehand. Normally they will refer to the text when it is necessary. Therefore, they will deliver quite naturally and will do some changes of delivering according to the audiences‘ responses. Text speaking refers to a situation where students have prepared themselves in terms of the topic, the audience and the speaking situation before presentation. This will make them confident to deliver well. However students might lack spontaneity during presentation.

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Oral presentation involves a lot of skills for it to be delivered successfully. Students have to collect, inquire, organize and construct information before they can present their speech. These skills will provide students a valuable learning experience and help them in acquiring lifelong skills for their future career and professional development.

Task 2 i. ii. iii.

Impromptu Speech

Think of a topic and prepare a speech for a 2 minute individual presentation. Present your speech. In groups of 3 evaluate speeches of each other. Use the evaluation form below to evaluate your friend.

a. Content Gains the audience's attention and focuses it on the topic 2. States main ideas clearly and distinctly 3. Uses transitions that are effective 4. Uses sufficient evidence to support assertions 5. Communicates ideas clearly and understandably b. Presentation 6. Pronounces words clearly and correctly 7. Maintains eye contact with the audience 8. Speaks at an appropriate rate 9. Uses effective, non-distracting gestures 10. Uses effective facial expressions to reinforce message 11. Appears extemporaneous and not memorized c. Conclusion
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Excellent Good

Fair

Weak

Excellent Good Fair

Weak

Excellent Good

Fair

Weak

12. Uses effective strategy to end speech

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Effective Oral Presentation There are three important steps of an oral presentation: i. planning ii. preparing iii. delivering Step 1 Planning an oral presentation Here are simple rules that students can follow as they plan for an oral presentation. First, consider the following questions as a guide.      What topic should I choose? Can I narrow down the topic into something manageable? What is my purpose? What are my goals? Who are my audience?

It seems difficult to start but there are ways to handle this situation effectively. Here are some ways that can help you to select a topic:   Relate to your own experience Choose an interesting and a current topic or issue

As a speaker, you must ensure that you have a clear purpose and set goals. This would provide directions for you to move forward successfully. You should also be aware of who your audience are such as their age group, general background, interests and needs. This is important so that you can plan your content appropriate to their level and able to gauge their attention from the beginning to the end of the presentation. As an example, if we are giving a speech in front of our course mates, we can assume that they share the same interest and knowledge of the world with us. Therefore, we can choose to present current topics and issues appropriate and relevant to us as students and members of the society. After you have decided on a topic, you can proceed to plan the content of your speech. Brainstorming is a useful technique which you can use to structure the content. Brainstorming helps students to generate as many ideas as possible. Two ways of brainstorming for ideas are idea mapping and listing.

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Idea mapping

This method of brainstorming can be developed in many directions. You can make other mappings and go into details before you choose the most effective ideas for your presentation. An example of idea mapping.

Painful experience

Luxury operation

Wasting money

Plastic surgery

Benefits of Plastic Surgery
Boost confidence Help accident victims Correct deform from birth

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Listing

This method of brainstorming requires us to list all the ideas in our mind. Do not worry if you do not see the connection of your ideas. This technique encourages us to have a free flow of unlimited ideas before we develop the ideas further.

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An example of listing. Step 1: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. List as many topics as you can.

MPP election Health Unemployment Road bully Instant millionaire Time management Animal cruelty Technology

Step 2: Narrow it down to causes of road bully. 1. Stress at work/home 2. Unhappy 3. Insensitive to others 4. Egoistic 5. Impatience 6. Selfish 7. Disrespect other drivers

Step 3: Focus on impatience. 1. Negative attitude on the road 2. Endanger other drivers 3. Reckless driving 4. Ignore rules and regulations on the road

Task 3

Brainstorming

In 5 minutes, write down as many topics as you can for a presentation. Choose ONE method of brainstorming and focus on it. Show the exploration of the topic clearly.

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After you have completed generating ideas, the next important task is to organize the ideas. Organization is essential so as to make your presentation attractive and clear. This will keep your audience alert and your presentation will be interesting as you deliver the content effectively. To do this, you need to prepare an outline to organise your ideas. You should include not more than four points for a short speech. There are two ways to organise your ideas and they are using a tree diagram and outlining.

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Tree diagram

This diagram displays an effective visual of the relationship between the points and its purposes. A tree diagram consists of short notes and this will make it easier for the speaker to remember the main ideas during presentation.

An example of a tree diagram Holiday Abroad
Shopping Tasting New Food Meeting New Friends

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Outlining

This method will help us to develop the body of the speech for the presentation. Therefore we need to choose and select the points carefully so that the ideas are relevant to make our presentation successful. An example of an outline Specific Purpose: To inform people of the advantages of going holiday abroad. Main Points: 1. Taste food from different countries. 2. Meet new friends and exchange views and experiences. 3. Learn the culture of various people in other countries

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Task 4

Identifying main points

Write the main points that are appropriate to support the specific purpose given. 1. Specific Purpose: Main Points: To inform the audience about social etiquette. 1. ________________________________________ 2. ________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________

2. Specific Purpose:

To inform the audience that great teachers are born, not made. 1. ________________________________________ 2. ________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________

Main Points:

3. Specific Purpose:

To inform the audience that open burning is hazardous. 1. ________________________________________ 2. ________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________

Main Points:

Task 5

Idea mapping

State a specific purpose for a speech and give three main ideas. Present your ideas in the form of a tree diagram or an outline.

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Step 2

Preparing an oral presentation

Writing the introduction As a speaker, you need to have a good introduction or an opening statement so that you can capture the attention of the audience immediately. Learn to introduce your speech effectively as this is the ‗wow‘ factor in your speech that will make your audience continue to listen. Here are some tips to help you in your preparation.  The opening statement should seek the immediate attention of the audience. This can be in the form of a startling statement or statistic, a controversial point, a question, an anecdote, a famous quote, an eye-catching visual or a story. Listeners pay close attention when a person begins with, "Two weeks ago as I was driving to work, a van pulled out in front of me…." You could begin with a current event: "You might have read in the papers this morning about the brutal murder of …." A question is another way to make people listen. "How many of you feel our society spends too much on beauty care?" might be a way to begin a presentation about cutting costs.

Task 6 i.

Provide three examples of effective opening statements.

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ii. ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ iii. ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

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Task 7

Introducing your speech

Write a brief introduction of your speech using the guidelines below. The main objective of this activity is to capture the attention of the audience.

Topic:Unemployment 1. 2. 3. 4. Relate to the audience‘s experience Narrate a story Pose relevant questions Begin with current events or statistics

Developing the content The content of your speech should be well developed and organised. You need to communicate your ideas as clearly as possible. Introduce the central idea first. Then, present the main points and develop each point with supporting details so as to ensure that the audience understand well. Structure your speech. Ideally, do not have more than three or four main points. Preview in the beginning what your main points will be. With each point, have two or three supporting details such as provide relevant examples, definitions, present testimony or current statistics. Visual aids are important when you want your audience to understand a process, concept, or understand a financial goal. Line graphs are best for trends. Bar graphs are best for comparisons and pie graphs are best for showing distribution of percentages. The following is an example of an outline with a central idea, main points and supporting details. Central Idea: The Ministry of Education‘s immediate solutions to its problems are to deal with the shortage of English language teachers and the difficulty of learning Maths and Science in English language in rural schools. The shortage of English language teachers is seriously affecting the examination results in rural schools.

Main Point 1

Supporting Details A. Parents do not send their children to tuition classes.

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1. live in a rural area. 2. cannot afford the expensive tuition fees. B. Students are not keen to learn the target language. 1. can survive without knowing English. 2. English is a boring subject.

Main Point 2

Some difficulties faced by students from rural schools who are learning Maths and Science in the English language.

Supporting Details A. Difficult subjects in schools. 1. cannot score well in examinations. 2. lose interest to learn. Students do not understand English language well. 1. have difficulty to understand the instructions. 2. teachers do not motivate students in classrooms.

B.

It must be noted that as a speaker, you need to establish your credibility as a knowledgeable as well as a sincere speaker. Therefore, you need to tell the audience the source of your expertise and you should add depth to your evidence. Conclusion A common conclusion will be to summarize your main points. Remember that your conclusion should leave the audience with further food for thought. People remember best what you say last. As an example, you might end a speech on becoming a better speaker with, "As Robert Frost once said, „In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.‟ Do not end your speech with “That‟s it” or ―That‟s all I have to say.” Remember to say ―Thank you very much” at the end. This is to show your sincere appreciation for your audience presence and attention and it signals the audience to applaud. Leave the audience with positive memories of the speech.

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Step 3

Delivering an oral presentation

Practice! Practice! Practice! Adequate practice will boost your confidence. While practising, you need to work on your body language as well as your voice projection. It is advisable to practice in front of your peers so that they can provide constructive feedback on the following details:
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body posture facial expressions body gestures eye contact pronunciation pace and intonation voice projection clarity of your voice

Do not memorise your notes but try to remember the key words. Use your knowledge of the world to give your presentation a ‗BANG! Avoid reading your notes as this will bore the audience. Deliver your ideas confidently and with style. The following are some tips for you to consider so as to make your oral presentation effective and attractive. Before delivering your oral presentation:
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Dress appropriately Relax and take a few deep breaths to calm yourself Be confident and believe in yourself Focus on your message and communicate it clearly

Things to avoid during your oral presentation:      Reading from prepared text Excessive hand movements and gestures Distracting body positions, movements and postures Long pauses Too many fillers e.g. Hmmm… aaaahh….

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Speaking too fast Monotonous tone

Things to do during oral presentation:  Maintain eye contact  Speak with clarity and confidence  Be natural and spontaneous  Be lively and smile  Include effective visual presentations when and where appropriate and relevant  Monitor your time to avoid panic attack! Task 8 List as many spacecrafts as possible and be prepared to share with your friends in the class.

READING

As you read the passage below: (a) try to guess the meanings of words that are new to you. (b) think about the answer to this question – What are the purpose(s) of the two space probes?

Voyagers 1 and 2 1 The twin spacecraft Voyagers 1 and 2 have transformed our understanding of the outer solar system. Originally designed to study only Jupiter and Saturn, these two intrepid probes have visited all the gas giants – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. They have sent back startling images of churning atmospheres, complex ring systems

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and exotic moons, some of which are large enough to be worlds in their own right. Now, as the Voyagers head for the stars, they continue to report from the edge of the solar system. 2 After 20 years and more than 7 billion miles (11 billion km), the Voyager space probes are still in fairly good shape. Both spacecraft continue to return data from their studies of the solar wind – the stream of charged particles emitted by the Sun. Using this data, scientists hope to investigate the heliopause, the distant region where the solar wind finally dies away. NASA plans to keep in contact with the Voyagers for the next 20 to 30 years, which is when their nuclear power packs are expected to run down. After that, and assuming that nothing collides with them, the probes will continue on their journey to the stars. Voyager 1 is currently travelling into the outer solar system at a rate of about 324 million miles (520 million km) per year. After both Voyagers break through the heliopause, which is expected to happen in 2014, they will travel for some 24,000 years before they reach the Oort Cloud, the area on the edge of the solar system where comets are thought to originate. Beyond the Oort Cloud, the Voyagers will enter true interstellar space. But even at speeds of more than 35,000 miles per hour, it will be tens of thousands of years before either craft reaches another star. About 40,000 years from now, Voyager 1 will pass less than a lightyear from AC+793888, a star in the constellation of the Little Bear. According to present calculations, Voyager 2 should arrive in the vicinity of the bright star Sirius in the year 296,036. It could be millions of years before either spacecraft drifts into another planetary system and is perhaps picked up by intelligent life [Source: Space Missions: From Sputnik to SpaceShip One, The history of space flight]

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Task 9 Given below are some words taken from the passage above and do the following: a. Please refer to your dictionary and provide the ‗appropriate‘ definition of each word in the context of the passage.

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Identify the part of speech (noun, adjective, verb and adverb) of the word. Write a sentence using the given word a) Definition: _____________________________________________________ b) Part of speech: _____________________________________________________ c) Sentence: _____________________________________________________

1 head

2 report

a) Definition:

b) Part of speech:

c) Sentence:

wind

a) Definition:

b) Part of speech:

c) Sentence:

4 break

a) Definition:

b) Part of speech:

c) Sentence:

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a) Definition:

b) Part of speech:

c) Sentence: _____________________________________________________

Task 10 Read the passage again and answer the following questions. 1. What were the initial aims of sending out Voyagers 1 and 2 into space? ___________________________________________________________

2.

Are the two space probes travelling in the same direction? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

3.

Can scientists in NASA keep in contact with the Voyagers after 30 years? Why? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

4.

Will the probes travel through space forever? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

5.

When are the probes expected to break through the region where the solar wind finally dies away? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

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Where is the area in which comets are thought to originate? ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________

7.

Do you think there is intelligent life ‗out there‘? ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________

Task 11 In small groups, discuss the following questions. Be prepared to share your opinions with the class. 1. Do you know of any satellites that are orbiting the earth presently? What functions do they have? Do you know of any spacecrafts (other than Voyagers 1 and 2) that have been deployed in space to study the various planets and the solar system? How do you think studies in space affect our lives on earth? How do you think a settlement in space for man will be like?

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LANGUAGE FOCUS
Talking About the Future There are several ways of expressing about the future in English. Given below are four ways in which one can talk about future actions or what will happen in the future.

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Simple Future Tense

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A) Structure will/shall + the base form of the main verb B) Examples a. It will take a few years before the new space shuttle is ready. b. I shall introduce a new source of energy tomorrow. A) Structure

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Task 13 Read the passage at the beginning of this unit again and do the following: a. Identify the sentences that express the future. b. Underline the relevant words or phrases that help to express the future.

Task 14 For each blank below choose the right form of the verbs given in the brackets

The Road Ahead (by Bob Lutz) 1 In other parts of the world, including markets where some people buy cars for the first time, a different type of small car is developed, one lacking many premium features such as multiple airbags, antilock braking systems, traction control, entertainment and power everything. And that (1) ______________ (explain) the very low costs of some of these vehicles. To be successful, a company has to be prepared to address both types of market, and at GM we are. Our partners around the world such as Wuling in China, and our own global brands like Chevrolet, (2) _________________ (help) us to do just that. We (3) _________________ (plan) to compete aggressively in the brave new small-car world if we want to succeed. But that doesn‘t mean there will be a small-car craze that will envelop a market like the United States. Certainly, impending Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulatory changes (4) _________________ (affect) the composition of the U.S. fleet. I‘m a believer, however, research has suggested the U.S. fleet won‘t come to resemble what‘s on European roads until fuel prices (5) __________________ (climb) well above $10 per gallon. Until then, there will be a place for all types of vehicles in the market, even as the volume change.

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People still want them to haul boats and horse trailers. Not everyone (7) ____________________ (be - go) switch to very small cars, or tiny little pickup trucks, unless they suddenly (8) _______________ (decide) to haul tiny little horse trailers carrying tiny little horses. 5 And there will still be a desire for high-performance vehicles like the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. The global automotive market is a big place, after all. There is and will be room for green and mean. Just because a grocery store (9)__________________ (expand) its line of organically grown vegetables, that doesn‘t mean it (10)_________________ (shut) down the meat counter. [Source: Newsweek 2008] 1 A B C D A B C D A B C D A B C D A B C D A B C D explain explains will explain is explaining helps will help are helping has helped plan planned are planning have planned affect will affect is affecting is going to affect climb will climb will be climbing is going to climb buy bought will buy are going to buy

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DESCRIPTIVE WRITING

In descriptive writing the main aim is to describe someone, something, some place or an event in such a way that helps the readers to imagine or picture (rather than just tells) that which you are describing. In other words your writing should vividly portray the person, thing, place, or event in such a way that the reader can visualize it or enter into your experience or imagination. This is usually done by using lots of descriptive language and details. T US Plans Moon Settlement Before Heading on to Mars The US president, George Bush, will announce plans next week to build a human settlement on the moon, with a view to sending humans to Mars. In an attempt to reinvigorate the space programme, still reeling from last year's Columbia shuttle tragedy, Mr Bush will unveil plans to create a permanent science base for people on the moon. Once there, aides say, scientists could test the equipment and techniques vital to making the significant technological advances demanded for sending astronauts to Mars more than a decade from now.

Task 15 Above is an excerpt from a newspaper report back in the year 2005. In celebrating its 50th Anniversary (2008), NASA is having a contest describing a settlement on the moon. Discuss with your friends how you think a home will be like in a settlement on the moon. You may want to start by considering the following aspects: Shape Materials used Amenities Air and water supply

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Task 16 You have decided to send an entry to the contest by NASA. Write an essay in about 150 -200 words, describing how you think a settlement on the moon will be or look like. You may even want to send some sketches of the settlement.

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Task 17 Prepare and present a speech to the whole class. You are free to choose your own topic. Other members of the class will evaluate the speaker and provide feedback.

Task 18 Surf the internet and find information regarding the following: a) b) c) Alternative sources of power for cars (to replace petroleum). Future application and role of computers. How a house of the future may look like

SUMMARY
Tick here if you have understood

Main Skills Listening

Sub Skills Understand texts Identify main ideas Identify supporting ideas Understand language forms Oral Presentation Skills a) Planning b) Preparing c) Delivering Know meaning of words and phrases Identify parts of speech Descriptive writing Ways to describe objects Ways to describe people Future Tense Different types of future tense

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SELF ASSESSMENT
Test 1 Prepare and give a speech. Get your partner to use the evaluation form to gauge your performance. Test 2 Write sample sentences in the future tense. You can combine them to form a paragraph.

REFERENCES Azar, B. S. (2000). Basic English grammar. New Jersey: Pearson Education. Barker, A. (2007). Improve your communication skills. (2nd ed.). London: Kogan Page. Beebe, A. S. & Beebe, J. S. (1997).Public speaking: An audience centred approach. New York: Allyn and Bacon. Mehmet, C. (2001). Teaching English intonation to ESL/EFL students. Ankara, Turkey: Hacettepe University.

ANSWER KEY
Task 1 Listen to the tape and answer the following questions.Here‘s the script you were listening to. Tapescript

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Hello, Miss Lee. I hear that ‗Mega Science TV‘ is screening science fiction movies every Sunday next month. Yes, we are going to whet the appetites of so many fans of science fiction. As you know, until man has conquered every corner of the known universe, man will always be fascinated about what‘s there in space. This fascination has been nurtured since young and for many people, the craze for sci-fi movies remain until adulthood. Why are these movies classified as science fiction?

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Well, science fiction movie is a movie genre. It is speculative, science-based depictions of phenomena. It is not mainstream science. How does it differ from mainstream science? There‘ll be extraterrestrial life forms and alien worlds, time travel, and other futuristic elements. Of course, rather like mainstream science, there are spacecraft, robots, and other technologies. What makes this four-Sunday movie screening event unique? Well, each movie will be screened full length. As you know, ‗Mega Science TV‘ normally screens multi-episodic science fiction movies and also serials. Yes, I watch ‗Star Trek‘ movies and ‗Robocop‘. Yes, these are multi-episodic movies, including ‗Highlander‘. But ‗Star Trek‘ has also been made into serials. The same goes for ‗Back to the Future‘. What are other science fiction movies turned into serials on TV? We are still screening ‗Transformers‘ weekly, remember? I think you also screen ‗Robocop‘ and ‗The Jurassic Park‘? Yes, we turned ‗Robocop‘ and ‗The Jurassic Park‘ into episodes as they are too long. Our long running one is ‗Star Trek: Voyager‘, about 172 episodes. ‗The Jurassic Park‘ is also screened as episodes. So what movies are you going to screen this month? We are definitely showing ‗AVATAR‘. As you know, humans are forever seeking resources, and here man is the exploiter. This is recent as it‘s from the 21st century. Is there a 1990‘s movie? We‘ll screen ‗Armageddon‘ and ‗Total Recall‘ from the 1990‘s. Then there‘ll be a James Bond movie, the one with the plot of global genocide using a space shuttle from the 1970‘s. That must be ‗Moonraker‘? Yes, you‘re right. So, I hope sci-fi movie buffs will enjoy the four Sundays next month. Thank you Miss Lee for a most enlightening view of what science fiction movie fans will see on ‗Mega Science TV‘ next month.

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Task 8 Here, you may find many examples beside Voyagers 1 and 2, for example, Sputnik. Task 9 1 head a) Definition: going to or heading to b) Part of speech: verb c) Sentence: To save time, we head for the river for the night. a) Definition: give a verbal statement or account of a situation b) Part of speech: verb c) Sentence: You have to report to your supervisor immediately.. a) Definition: one of nature‘s elements b) Part of speech: Noun c) Sentence: You have to be careful of the strong wind in this weather. a) Definition: going through b) Part of speech: verb c) Sentence: She breaks into the room quickly. a) Definition: have completed or reached b) Part of speech: verb c) Sentence: They pass the checkpoint without any problem.

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Task 10 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. They were designed to study only Jupiter and Saturn Yes, they are. Yes, they can still keep in contact with them provided they are not destroyed by collision with space objects. Yes, they will. After 24,000 years Oort Cloud It is a possibility.

Task 11 1. 2. 3. 4. At present, Malaysian satellite‘s Measat is in the space for communication purposes. Initially, it started with the Apollo series. It helps us to understand nature. Any logical opinion is acceptable.

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UNIT 3 TECH SAVVY
LEARNING OBJECTIVES At the end of the unit, you should be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. listen for main and supporting ideas; manage discussions using the correct forms and functions; read and identify the main ideas and supporting details in the text; identify the main ideas in a paragraph to paraphrase.

CONTENT Speech Acts

Learning Points Speech acts are things we do through language (Nunan, 1999). We use language to convey our thoughts and ideas, views and opinions and to express our feelings and attitudes. We also use language to make sense of and confirm our understanding, to question and to test our assumptions, and to explore meaning. As an example, when we say I am sorry, we are apologizing for something. Likewise, Can you turn on the radio? is a request for someone to do something. Speech acts can be a direct or an indirect use of functional language. This means that meaning is literally presented or inferred (Thornbury, 2006). For

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example, the statement It‟s hot in here may be inferred as a request for someone to switch on the fan, in replacement of the direct use of the statement- Can you switch on the fan? Participating effectively in conversations not only requires knowledge of grammar, but also an understanding of key communication factors (Mc Carthy and Walsh, 2003). What are the key communication factors which need to be taken into consideration each time you use English in your daily conversations? The following guidelines will provide helpful hints in making appropriate choices and forms of English language in various situations. In communication, these factors need to be considered to ensure meaningful and effective speech acts. i. ii. iii. Goal which answers the question ―What is the main purpose of the conversation?” Context which answers the question ―What is the nature and situation of the conversation? “ Relationship of speakers which answers the question ―Who am I speaking with?”

Goal Goal refers to the purpose of the conversation. Is the conversation about making a serious decision? Is the conversation casual and jovial? Take the following statement for example: You've got to be joking! In a serious conversation this statement would mean that the person does not take you, or what you have to say, seriously. This is obviously a bad sign and calls for you to explain your position in detail. However, if this comment was given during a lunch break while you were telling a funny story, the statement means that the person finds what you have to say amusing. You may even want to continue telling more of the story. Generally, speech acts in formal situations which involve making negotiations, business transactions, and providing information in oral presentations for example, require more formal language forms. It is advisable not to use colloquial or informal language during such transactions. Context Context involves understanding the situation and knowing your rights and responsibilities in any discussion in which you may be participating. Is the discussion of a personal nature? Are you being interviewed for a job? In each of

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these instances personal conversations allow for freedom of speech. On the other hand, if you are being interviewed for a job, certain speech conventions must be adhered to. Relationship between Speakers The type of language you use depends on the relationship between you and the speaker. This includes factors such as relative status and familiarity (Thornbury, 2005). Is the person you are speaking with a subordinate, or is he/she your employer? Do you have a friendly relationship with this person? Is joking allowed? Generally, informal situations require informal language use. Friends and colleagues use more informal language with each other. If, on the other hand, you are speaking with a person of authority, you will probably need to use more formal language. Forms of Speech Acts Task 1 The table below provides samples of the language forms which you can use in your daily conversation for specific speech acts. Try adding more examples. Speech Act Informing (to request for or to give information) Language Form     Persuading     Suggesting    

Could you tell me ___________________? Do you know _______________________? I‘d like to know _____________________ __________________________________ Please _____________________________ I would be much obliged if _____________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Why don't you / we go to the movies? Let's go to the travel agent's this afternoon. What about asking your brother for help? ___________________________________ ___________________________________

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Can you please mail the letter? Please take me to the clinic. I would like a cup of tea please. __________________________________ __________________________________

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Alright, I‘ll trust you on this. (Function: ______________________________________________)

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Chris: Sure. What shall we do? (Function: _________________________________________________) Mel: I don't know. Do you have any ideas? (Function: __________________________________________________) Chris: Why don't we see a film? (Function: __________________________________________________) Mel: That sounds good to me. Which film shall we see? (Function: __________________________________________________) Chris: Let's see "Action Man 4". (Function: __________________________________________________) Mel: I'd rather not. I don't like violent films. How about going to "Mad Doctor Brown"? I hear it's quite a funny film. (Function: __________________________________________________) Chris: OK. Let's go see that. When is it on? (Function: __________________________________________________) Mel: It's on at 8 o'clock at the Rex. Shall we have a bite before the film? (Function: __________________________________________________) Chris: Sure, that sounds great. What about going to that new Italian restaurant ‗Mama Macaroni '?

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(Function: __________________________________________________) Mel: Great idea! Let's meet there at six. (Function: __________________________________________________) Chris: OK. I'll see you at six. Bye. Mel: Bye.

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Task 3 Which of the expressions in the box below are used for (i) complaining about things, (ii) giving/responding to opinions, (iii) offering help or advice, (iv) asking for permission, and (v) apologizing for something?

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I am displeased with the courier services. That’s very kind of you.

We were unhappy with the way we were treated. I‘m sorry.

Can I join the trip? Do you need anything?

I don’t think you have to go to that extent. Did you hear that?

It would be wise if you think it over first.

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I believe you can do it.

Sorry for the delay. You should visit your parents often. Gosh! How awful! What a pity! This isn’t what I had expected! The idea sounds good.

Oops! I didn’t mean to do that.

I couldn’t agree with you more. Do take caution.

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Task 4: Listen to the talk on the advantages of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Answer the following questions as you listen for the second time.

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SPEAKING
Sample Conversation Read the following conversation between three friends. One of them plans to get a new netbook. Situation: Azaize and Lyla are the University‘s LRT Station. They are met by their friend Swee Pee.

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: Hi Azaize, hi Lyla. (To greet) Both of you are all dressed up. Where are you girls heading to? (To ask for information) : Hi. (To greet)

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: That‘s interesting. But I need a netbook with a lasting battery. : Not a problem. The Sonata comes with a 6 dry cell. You can use it up till 6 hours. : The New Alpha Swift is also fitted with a 6 dry cell as well. : I‘m glad both of you can come along with me. (To express gratitude) Let‘s go and check out both machines. Besides the features, it must also be within my budget too.

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Help your partner decide which item to buy. Warn your partner against doing something stupid. Suggest that your partner change his/her plans on an overseas trip. Help your partner make up his/her mind on taking up a job offer. Suggest doing charity work together during the weekend.

Sample conversation: Amira Bella Amira Bella : Should I buy the blue or the purple hand phone? : I think you should buy the purple one. : Why is that? : Because purple is more trendy.

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Here are some role plays for you to practice your speech acts.

Role Play 1: Requesting for Product Information Student A You need to purchase six new computers for your office. Call JA Computer World and ask for the following information:
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Task 7 Asking for permission is very similar to asking for favours. In most cases, when you ask someone to do something for you, it is important to use an introductory phrase to soften the request. Examples: Lend me your pen-drive! (too abrupt; sounds rude) Excuse me, could you lend me your pen-drive? (more polite) Help me fix my PC. (sounds too demanding) Sorry to bother you. I'm having trouble with my PC. Would you mind helping me for a minute? (better)

Role play the following situations with a friend. Include details and give a variety of responses. 1. 2. 3. 4. Ask your friend to repeat something. Ask your friend to help you print something. Ask your friend to give the web address. Ask your friend to download a video clip from U- Tube.

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Task 8: Role play In groups, discuss which would be the most effective decision for each of the following situations. Role play the situations and present it to the class. 1. The English Language Panel has just completed writing a revision E-Book for the Form Five students. Decide on a suitable name for the E-book. The ‗E- poster‘ group assignment is due tomorrow. Your group members have not completed their individual task and would require an additional week to complete it. All of you decided to meet the lecturer concerned. You have just started teaching for two months. Your school principal wants you to prepare a power point presentation for some visitors from Korea. Ask the principal what he/she wants to be included in the presentation. While waiting for the semester to reopen, you worked part time as a technical assistant in a computer company. Apologize to a customer for a mistake your friend made while performing maintenance operation on her computer.

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Reading about current trends in technology The Net Generation has grown up with information technology. The aptitudes, attitudes, expectations, and learning styles of Net Gen students reflect the environment in which they were raised. One generation's technology is taken for granted by the next. Computers, the Internet, online resources, and instantaneous access are simply the way things are done.

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Pre- Reading Make notes on you know about the following internet- based services:  Blogging  Podcasting  Photo sharing  Wikis  Social Bookmarking  Video Sharing Read the passages below and complete the tasks. PART 1
1 It is an almost instinctive assumption to believe that Net Gen students will want to use IT heavily in their education; they certainly do in their personal lives. However, if you ask Net Gen learners what technology they use, you will often get a blank stare. They don't think in terms of technology; they think in terms of the activity technology enables. In general, the Net Gen views the 5 Internet as an access tool—a medium for distribution of resources rather than a resource with limitations. When asked about technology, students' definitions centered on new technologies. For example, a cell phone with a new feature was considered technology; a cell phone with standard features was not. What we might 10 consider "new technology," such as blogs or wikis, are not thought of as technology by students. The activity enabled is more important to the Net Gen than the technology behind it. For example, instant messaging wasn't considered a technology; IMing is treated as a verb—it is an action, not a technology. 15 Students often use the word "talk" when they describe text messaging or instant messaging. Software blends into the background; it enables certain activities to occur, but it is not new, novel, or customizable—all part of the Net Gen's definition of technology. Student satisfaction with online learning exemplifies our assumptions 20 about online learning. Since Net Geners spend so much of their time online, it seems reasonable to expect that they would have a strong preference for Web-based courses. The reverse is actually true, as illustrated by a study from the University of Central Florida. Older students (Matures and Baby Boomers) are much more likely to be satisfied with fully Web-based courses than are 25 traditional-age students. The reason relates to the Net Gen desire to be connected with people and to be social as well as their expectations of higher education. Traditional-age students often say they came to college to work with faculty and other students, not to interact with them online. Older learners tend to be less interested in the social aspects of learning; convenience and 30

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flexibility are much more important. 5 In response to a student technology survey the majority of students preferred a moderate amount of IT in their classes. They also want face-toface interaction, however; year after year, face-to-face interactions are ranked by all students in either first or second place. This replicates the results of 35 many distance education studies that show students often feel that something important to their learning is missing when all interactions are mediated, whether asynchronous or synchronous. The implication is that colleges and universities should not assume that more technology is necessarily better. Technology that enables certain types 40 of activities is likely to be appreciated. For example, wireless networking enables learner mobility and makes it possible to be constantly connected. The majority of wireless network use, however, may be outside the academic realm. Using technology to increase customization, convenience, and collaboration is well received; however, its integration into most courses or curricula is not as deep as into students' personal lives.

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Task 9 Do the following statements agree with the information given in the passage above? Write TRUE if the statement agrees with the information. Write FALSE if the statement contradicts the information. Statements Net Gen students usually opt to use IT heavily in their education. Net Gen students think in terms of the activities they can do with technology. A cell phone with extra features will not attract Net Gen students Students often use the word talk when they are actually sending short messages. Students nowadays have a strong preference for Web-based courses. Older learners tend to be extremely interested in the social aspects of learning. Face-to-face interactions are becoming very popular amongst the students. The integration of technology into most courses is not as deep as into students' personal lives. True/False

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Task 10 Complete each of the following sentences with information from the reading passage. 1. The ________________________includes commercial, educational, governmental, and other networks, all of which use the same set of communications protocols. Social ____________________sites typically let users develop a list of friends. _____________________________ is a branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment. The movement of people, as from one social group, class, or level to another is known as __________________________.

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PART 2 Task 11: Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow. A junior at the university, Eric wakes up and (i)……………………………..(IMs) arrived while he slept. Several attempts to reach him are visible on the screen, along with various postings to the blog he's been following. After a quick trip to the shower, he pulls up an eclectic mix of news, weather, and sports on the home page he customized using Yahoo. He then (ii)……………………………. A reminder pops up indicating that there will be a quiz in sociology today; another reminder lets him know that a lab report needs to be e-mailed to his chemistry professor by midnight. After a few quick IMs with friends he (iii)………………………………..has made on a project they're doing for their computer science class. He (iv) ……………………………………; he'll review it while he sits with a group of students in the student union working on other projects. After classes are over he has to go to the library because he can't find an online resource he needs for a project. He rarely goes to the library to check out books; usually he uses Google or Wikipedia. Late that night as he's working on his term paper, he (v)…………………………………….multiplayer game he's trying to win.

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Complete Eric‘s activities (i-v) with the correct phrases from a- e a. b. c. d. e. downloads yesterday's chemistry lecture to his laptop switches back and forth between the paper and the Internet-based peers at his PC to see how many instant messages logs on to his campus account pulls up a wiki to review progress a teammate

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Which of the following is a suitable title for the passage. a. b. c. d. Eric is goes crazy every morning because he is not organized. Eric is a member of the Net Generation; he's never known life without the Internet. Eric does not lead a normal life, he is always tormented by the internet. Eric uses the internet facilities to complete his work, thus he has got no friends.

LANGUAGE FOCUS
The Present Continuous or Present Progressive Tense The Present Continuous or Present Progressive Tense is used to describe an action that is currently in progress. The action words (main verbs) used are in the present participle form ending in –ing. Read the following sentences. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. I am having some problems with my keyboard. I am watching Lady Gaga‘s latest video on Youtube. My sister is reading the information on the touch screen computer. The new boy in my class is talking on his HTC mobile phone. Joe, the headboy, is typing on his laptop. Josiah and Amirul are downloading some images from Yahoo.com. Chandran and his friends are challenging each other in Avatar, the latest game on Play Station 3.

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am, is, are are the auxiliary or helping verbs. having, watching, reading, talking, typing, downloading and challenging are the main verbs in the present participle form.

Basic rules Rule 1 : If a verb ends with a consonant e. Drop the –e and add –ing. have have + ing having write write +ing writing One vowel + one consonant. Double the consonant and add –ing. w, x and y cannot be doubled. begin begin+ing beginning run run+ing running

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Rule 3 : Two vowels + one consonant. Do not double the consonant. read read+ing reading download download+ing downloading Rule 4 : Two consonants. Do not double the last consonant. indent indent+ing indenting align align+ing aligning

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Task 12: Write the –ing forms of the following verbs. 1 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. fix view copy paste delete align fixing ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. justify scroll defragment format publish embed ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________

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Task 13: Fill in the blanks with the correct –be verb+ ing.

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I am formatting (format) this CD. I need to format it before I could use it. Zulhelmi ____________________ (copy) the file into his external hard disc drive.

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James Raj ____________________ (justify) the document. He wants it to look neat. The students ____________________ (view) the latest netbook in the market. The twins ____________________ (save) all the files into the CD before sending the computer for repair. I ____________________ (publish) my ―Save the world‖ video on Youtube. I want to share it with the rest of the world. He ____________________ (scroll) the screen for the latest information on Egypt. They ____________________(embed) songs and pictures in their presentation slides.

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Task 14: Fill the blanks with the most suitable phrases. 1. The students‘ ___________________________ attentively to the instructor who is explaining how to create a movie. We ___________________________ Google.com for some pictures. We want to use them for our e-poster. My father ___________________________his document on Google Doc. He can share the document with his colleague on Google.com. I ___________________________ my parents to get me the latest Play Station for my birthday. Sue ___________________________ some articles on ProQuest. She needs it for her assignment.

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Task 15 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Use the Present Continuous to describe the following actions.

delete the phrase ____________________________________________________________ download the video ____________________________________________________________ embed the song ____________________________________________________________ clean up the temporary C: file ____________________________________________________________ buy an external hard disk ____________________________________________________________ format the CD ____________________________________________________________ name the file ____________________________________________________________ publish ______on Youtube ____________________________________________________________

The Present Continuous/Progressive Tense – Questions Read the following questions and the answers. 1. Is Jamal buying an i-pad? Yes, he is./Yes, he is buying an i-pad. No, he isn‘t./No, he isn‘t buying an i-pad. Are they doing their assignment at the cyber café downstairs? Yes they are/ Yes, they are doing their assignment at the cyber café downstairs. No, they aren‘t / No, they aren‘t doing their assignment at the cyber café downstairs.

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Make questions and give short answers to your questions.

Question : Are you buying the latest Blackberry Storm? (be___buy). Answer : Yes, I am/ Yes, I am buying the latest Blackberry Storm. No, I am not/ No, I am not buying the latest Blackberry Storm. Question : __________ the ―Flood‖ document into the D: File? (be___save). Answer : __________________________________________________

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Question : ________Salmi and Chloe Lim ______________ with their friends on Yahoo.com? (be___chat) Answer : _________________________________________________

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Question : ________Tamilselvi ______________ to post the invitation on the wall of her Facebook? (be___plan) Answer : _________________________________________________

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PARAPHRASING

Why do we need to crack our heads and learn to paraphrase? When we have large chunks of lecture notes to digest, we need to paraphrase.

It will help us remember the important points or information. What is a paraphrase?

A paraphrase is when you write published materials in your own words without changing its original meaning. It is important that the sentence structure and the vocabulary are not too similar to the original.

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change the structure of the paragraph change the words.

It is not enough to do just one of these, you need to change the structure and the words. You must do this to avoid plagiarism. Changing the structure of a paragraph Use the following steps to change the structure of a paragraph. i. Write down the main ideas and concepts.

Read the paragraph and write down the main points or words. Do not copy down entire sentences.

ii. Put the original away.

Put the paragraph / book away and using the main points, write your paraphrase from memory. This means that you are not copying the text word for word.

To be able to paraphrase correctly, you must be able to understand and identify the main idea and the specific details. PRACTICE: Make predictions about the topics using the given passages. Educators Need to Embrace Internet Technologies. There are five reasons why they must do so. They are: Reason No. 1: ___________________________________________________ As the world continues to embrace and evolve the Internet, businesses and organizations are increasingly looking to tap into this resource. It is in the best interest of educators, and professionals in general, to be aware of what the Internet has to offer. We can choose to sit back and wish it would all just go away because it‘s too hard to find the time for it, or we can choose to embrace it, and look for simple ways to learn more about it. Another unavoidable fact is the growing desire for experience and familiarity with the Internet and other computer technologies as a hiring requirement in the educational field.

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Reason No. 2: ___________________________________________________

Internet tools can be fun! Internet tools are interactive! What a great way to engage students in the classroom. Many of the tools are collaborative, and they are all hands-on. Applications that allow for the creation of cool looking timelines, videos, or other dynamic presentations can be a lot of fun, and when a student realizes that they can easily make the resulting creation available for viewing on the Internet, it can be pretty exciting!

Reason No 3: ____________________________________________________ ―Meet them where they live!‖ We‘ve all heard this, and there is a solid undercurrent of wisdom in it. Many students use Internet tools on a regular basis. If you use some of them in the classroom, you will be talking to them in their language. And for those who have not been exposed to a given technology, you‘ll be teaching them something they are probably predisposed to learning more about.

Reason No. 4: ____________________________________________________ The Internet is here to stay. It‘s been well over a decade now that ‗average users‘ have had access to the Internet, and we‘re now knee deep in the Social Media revolution that has defined Web 2.0. It isn‘t going away. It isn‘t a fad. It‘s only going to grow and evolve. It‘s already woven into the fabric of the daily lives of millions of people. Yes, a lot of folks are wasting a lot of time doing things on the Internet that don‘t contribute to society or offer much in the way of personal growth, but at the same time, there are countless ways in which the multitude of tools and technologies available on the Internet are being used in wonderfully constructive ways.

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Reason No. 5: ____________________________________________________ If you introduce your students to technologies like Blogs, RSS Feeds, Wikis, and so on, you will be helping to build their resume. Businesses and organizations are more interested in these types of tools every day. They‘re thinking about how to get on board and get ahead of the curve, and how they can offer value in the workplace. Blogs are being used to provide updates about new developments, Wikis are being used as knowledge bases, RSS Feeds are being used to capture a steady stream of information about topics of interest, Social Bookmarking tools are being used for research, and the list goes on and on. Name any Internet technology, and there is a growing list of business applications for it. Go to Google and search ―Twitter for business‖ and see the list of articles on the subject.

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Topics A B C D E Businesses Want to Hire Workers Who Understand The Internet Students Use Them Already Professional Development It‘s Not Going Away (It Will Only Grow) The Power To Engage

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Answer the following questions on each of the paragraphs (a)- (e)

Reading paragraph (a) All of the following key facts about internet are mentioned in the paragraph except A. B. C. D. Businesses and organizations are trying to use this resource Educators do not need to use the internet We should learn more about internet Students have no desire to use computer technologies

Reading paragraph (b) Which of the following does not explain the benefits of internet applications? A. Presentations can be interesting B. Presentations can be difficult C. Videos can be created D. Timelines will be clear

Reading paragraph (c) The meaning of the word ―predisposed‘ as used in the paragraph is… A. Prejudiced B. Prepared C. Prompt D. Prime

Reading paragraph (d) The phrase ‗It is not a fad‘ implies A. it is a craze B. it is not a craze C. it is a habit. D. it is not a habit

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Reading paragraph (e) Fill in the table below with the information from paragraph (e) Technology Use Blogs RSS feeds Wikis Social Bookmarking Who would use it?

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Task 20 Read these paragraphs again. Pay attention to the topic sentence. Underline the details that support the topic sentence. Rewrite the main idea and the supporting details in your own word. SUMMARY Tick here if you have understood

Main Skill Listening

Sub Skills Listening to a talk Listening to the main ideas Listening for specific details Speech Acts Forms of Speech Acts Language Form

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Reading

Reading a text on use of technology at home Reading for Main Ideas Reading for Specific Details Paraphrasing Identifying the main idea Identifying the supporting details

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SELF ASSESSMENT Test 1 Read the following passage on using technology at home and answer the questions that follow. 1 Parents have numerous demands on their time and energy. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to save time, stay organized, and streamline your day by adopting a digital lifestyle. Giving your house a digital home makeover will allow you to be more efficient while reducing stress and providing your family with opportunities to have fun together. Here are some simple and fun family activities you can do using digital technology. Sit down with an online calendar and plan out the family meals for the week. There are numerous recipe sites you can visit to generate ideas for new dishes. In many areas, food retailers feature online services to deliver groceries straight to your door, saving you a trip to the supermarket. When planning dinner, invite your kids to help and teach them the basics of building healthy, balanced meals. No working parent wants to be concerned with how their kids are spending their time when they return home from school. With a little forethought on Sunday, you can use a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) to plan out a schedule of wholesome, educational programming to keep your children entertained and informed until you return home each weekday. DVRs utilize an onscreen television menu allowing you to choose what your children are able to watch, and cable boxes feature parental controls to prevent your children from watching inappropriate content while you are not home. It can often be difficult to coordinate a family's schedule around the broadcast of family-friendly films on TV. Today's time-shifting technologies, such as DVRs and Video On Demand (VOD) channels, allow you to watch movies at your family's convenience. With the use of a DVR and VOD, it has never been easier to plan a time for the whole family to enjoy a movie at home together. You and your kids can conduct research online to organize a

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weekend outing to a nearby public park or recreation area. A few minutes on the Web will provide you with details such as driving instructions, hours of operation, and amenities offered by your destination. If you need to stock up on picnic supplies, outdoor games, or sporting goods, there are a number of online retailers available to meet those needs. Make sure you consider weather forecasts and dress appropriately. 6 Often during the summer your children's outdoor plans get washed out, leaving you responsible for finding an entertaining alternative in a pinch. Plan ahead for rainy days by spending a few moments to set aside engaging activities for your children to enjoy indoors. Go online and bookmark a few sites featuring fun games and puzzles for your children. You should also save up a few hours of wholesome, educational programming on your DVR and be familiar with movies and TV programmes that are available over VOD. These options will be waiting for you on a moment's notice when you unexpectedly need to provide your kids with stimulating activities for an afternoon or two. Many communities boast a number of fascinating historic places that get taken for granted when encountered on a daily basis. Help educate and enlighten your children by encouraging them to research the history of their community on the Web. Most museums and historical societies maintain Web sites featuring a wealth of interesting facts and information, offering your children a richer appreciation of their community. These are just a few basic suggestions on how adopting a digital lifestyle can save you time and energy when dealing with today's hectic parenting responsibilities. You will be surprised at how much difference a digital home makeover can make in your life.

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Match the „topics‟ or main idea with each of the paragraphs. Paragraph Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 A B C D E F Main Idea or Topics Save Up Rainy Day Entertainment. Plan a Family Movie Night. Teach Your Kids Local History. Plan Dinner Online. Organize a Weekend Outing. Record Educational Programming for Your Kids.

TEST 2 Read the article and match the main idea of each paragraph in the box provided from the list given below. a. Training teachers b. Increasing access through distance learning c. Enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of educational administration and policy d. Broadening the availability of quality education materials e. Enabling a knowledge network for students How do ICT in education initiatives contribute to the Millennium Development Goals? Paragraph Paragraph 1: Main Idea

ICTs can provide new and innovative means to bring educational opportunities to greater numbers of people of all ages, especially those b.Increasing access through who have historically been excluded, such as distance learning populations in rural areas, women facing social barriers, and students with disabilities

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Paragraph 2: With knowledge as the crucial input for productive processes within today‘s economy, the efficiency by which knowledge is acquired and applied determines economic success. Effective use of ICTs can contribute to the timely transmission of information and knowledge, thereby helping education systems meet this challenge

Paragraph 3: Large numbers of school teachers will be needed to meet the Millennium Development Goals for education. The use of ICTs can help in meeting teacher training targets. Moreover, ICTs provide opportunities to complement on the job training and continuing education for teachers

Paragraph 4: Network technologies have the potential to increase the availability of quality educational materials. Their interactivity and global reach allow for customized sharing of knowledge, materials, and databases, quickly and cheaply over long geographic distances. Furthermore, online resources offer teachers access to a vast and diverse collection of educational materials, enabling them to design curricula that best meet the needs of their students.

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Paragraph 5: New technologies can help improve the quality of administrative activities and processes, including human resource management, student registration, and monitoring of student enrollment and achievement

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Reilly, B (1996). New Technologies, New Literacies, New Patterns' (in C. Fisher, D.C. Dwyer & K. Yocam (eds.), Education and Technology: Reflections on computing in classrooms. San Francisco: Pearson. McCarthy, M. & Walsh, S. (2003). ―Discourse‖ In Nunan, D. (2003) Practical English language teaching. New York: McGraw Hill. Nunan, D. (1999). Second language teaching and learning. Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle.

Thornbury, S. (2005). How to teach speaking. Essex: Longman.

ANSWER KEY:

Task 1 Speech Act Informing (to request for or to give information) Language Form  Could you tell me where I could get some CDs?  Do you know how much an external drive costs?

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  Persuading  

 Suggesting     

I‘d like to know if you have i-phones and i-pods. You can get a good bargain for a new mobile phone at Low Yat Plaza. Please come in and see our latest mobile phones. I would be much obliged if you could spend some time and try out our courseware. This notebook is fitted with windows 7. Would you like to see its other features? Why don't you / we go to the movies? Let's go to the travel agent's this afternoon. What about asking your brother for help? Shall we purchase the latest virus cleaner? Why don‘t you get yourself a laser printer? Can you please mail the letter? Please take me to the clinic. I would like a cup of tea please. Can I have an MP4 for my birthday, Dad? Please let me use your PC. I need to send an e-mail immediately. I‘m sorry. I shouldn‘t have done that. Please accept my apologies. I would like to apologize for using your scanner without your permission. I‘m sorry for erasing the files from your D: drive. I would like to complain about your rude sales assistant. I am not satisfied with my new digital

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camera. I‘m afraid I‘ve misplaced the address of the website. I‘m not happy with the colour of my new pc . You look pretty in that new dress. He has been such a good friend. This is a fantastic book. She is good at preparing Power Point Presentations. Your 4G iphone is amazing. Please can I use your lap top? I have to leave for home. Would you mind? May I use a few CDs for the project? Could we buy a better digital camera? Can I order some HP 1006 toner for the printer? Can I help? Don‘t worry. I‘ll help you out. I think you should buy a new handphone and give this one to your son. It would be better if we bought a faster laser printer. I think you should email the document to her immediately. Don‘t panic. I‘ll help you to make the 100 copies that you need. I think you are right. It is not as simple as it seems. That is not necessarily so. Yes, typing the schedule using Microsoft Excel is a better idea. No, I think faxing the letter is better than emailing it to him. I‘m not happy with the new computer

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lab. It‘s too small. Haven‘t you ordered the thumb drives as instructred? You should defragment your computer once a week. It‘s too slow. I think we can print our drafts using the dot matrix printer. Yes, chatting on Skype is better than Yahoo Messenger. A high definition television gives a better picture than the normal ones. I can‘t believe you spend all your money on that purple Sega Wildfire handphone! He‘s getting a new plasma flat screen television? Didn‘t he buy one last week? They spent RM4000 on a new sound system for their car!

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Task 2 Situation 1 Aina : You look lovely in this one! (Function: Complementing) Siew Ai : Do you think so? I like the blue one better. (Function: Giving and responding to opinions) Aina: No…..This is more becoming. It suits you. (Function: Disagreeing) Siew Ai: Alright, I‘ll trust you on this. (Function: Agreeing ) Situation 2 Mel: Hi Chris, would you like to do something with me this weekend? Chris: Sure. What shall we do? (Function: Agreeing) Mel: I don't know. Do you have any ideas?

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(Function: Enquiring) Why don't we see a film? (Function: Suggesting) That sounds good to me. Which film shall we see? (Function: Giving and responding to opinions) Let's see "Action Man 4". (Function: Suggesting) I'd rather not. I don't like violent films. How about going to "Mad Doctor Brown"? I hear it's quite a funny film. (Function: Giving and responding to opinions) OK. Let's go see that. When is it on? (Function: To request for or to give information) It's on at 8 o'clock at the Rex. Shall we have a bite before the film? (Function: Suggesting) Sure, that sounds great. What about going to that new Italian restaurant 'Mama Macaroni '? (Function: Agreeing) Great idea! Let's meet there at six. (Function: Agreeing) OK. I'll see you at six. Bye. Bye.

Task 3 Complaining about things. I am displeased with the courier services. We were unhappy with the way we were treated. This isn‘t what I had expected! Gosh! How awful! What a pity! Did you hear that? Giving/ responding to opinions. I don‘t think you have to go to that extent. I believe you can do it. I think so too. I couldn‘t agree with you more. The idea sounds good.

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Offering help or advice. Do you need anything? Do take caution. You should visit your parents often. It would be wise if you think it over first. Asking for permission. May I leave early? Can I join the trip? Apologizing for something. Sorry for the delay, Oops! I didn‘t mean to do that. I‘m sorry. Task 4 Part 1. What are the advantages of CALL? i. ii. iii. iv. Generate autonomous learners who will experience freedom of choice Students become interactive Changes in the teaching methodologies of English Promote communication/interaction with -and mainly among- students

Part 2 . Appropriately implemented network-based technology contributes to: i. Experiential Learning ii. Motivation iii. Enhanced student achievement iv. Authentic materials v. Greater interactions Task 9 1. False 2. True 3. False 4. True 5. True 6. False 7. False 8. True

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Task 10 1. internet 2. network 3. technology 4. mobility

Task 11 1. i. ii. iii. iv. v. 2. B Task 12 1 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. fix view copy paste delete align fixing viewing copying pasting deleting aligning 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. justify scroll defragment format publish embed justifying scrolling defragmenting formatting publishing embedding c d e a b

Task 13 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. I am formatting (format) this CD. I need to format it before I could use it. Zulhelmi is copying (copy) the file into his external hard drive. James Raj is justifying (justify) the document. He wants it to look neat. The students are viewing (view) the latest netbook in the market. The twins are saving (save) all the files into the CD before sending the computer for repair. I am publishing (publish) my ―Save the world‖ video on Youtube. I want to share it with the rest of the world. He is scrolling (scroll) the screen for the latest information on Egypt. They are embedding (embed) songs and pictures on their presentation

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Task 14 1. The students are listening attentively to the instructor who is explaining how to create a movie. 2. We are surfing Google.com for some pictures. We want to use them for our e-poster. 3. My father is typing /is saving his document on Google Doc. He can share the document with his colleagues on Google.com. 4. I am persuading/asking my parents to get me the latest Play Station for my birthday. 5. Sue is browsing some articles on ProQuest. She needs it for her assignment. Task 15 1. delete the phrase He is deleting the phrase from the document. Sharul is deleting the phrase because his lecturer asked him to. download the video They are downloading the video from Youtube. She is downloading the video to be embedded in her slides. embed the song The group is embedding the song into their presentation slides. Anne Sim is embedding the song into her PowerPoint presentation. clean up the C: file The technician is cleaning up the temporary C: file. buy an external hard disk I am buying an external hard disk because I want to download some movies. Fadhilah Hanim is buying an external hard disk for her boyfriend. format the CD We are formatting the CD as instructed. The lecturer is formatting the CD for the students. name the file She is naming the file after her beloved father.

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Task 16 1. Question Answer : : Are you buying the latest Blackberry Storm? (be___buy) Yes, I am/ Yes, I am buying the latest Blackberry Storm. No, I am not/ No, I am not buying the latest Blackberry Storm. Are you saving the ―Flood‖ document into the D: File? (be___save) Yes, I am / Yes, I‘m saving the ―Flood‖ document into the D: File. No, I am not/ No, I am not/No, I‘m not saving the ―Flood‖ document into the D: File. __________ Farid and Johnny __________ competing in the ―Video Game Challenge‖? (be___compete) Yes, they are/ Yes, they‘re competing in the ―Video Game Challenge.‖ No, they are not/ No, they aren‘t/No, they aren‘t competing in the ―Video Game Challenge‖. ________the girls ______________ the drama on the computer? (be___view) Yes, they are/ Yes, they‘re viewing the drama on the computer. No, they are not/ No, they aren‘t/No, they aren‘t viewing the drama on the computer. ________Salmi and Chloe Lim ______________ with their friends on Yahoo.com? (be___chat) Yes, they are/ Yes, they‘re chatting with their friends on Yahoo.com. No, they are not/ No, they aren‘t/No, they aren‘t chatting with their friends on Yahoo.com.

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Task 17 A. B. C. D. E. Task 18 Passage (a) Internet and other computer technologies as a hiring requirement in the educational field. Passage (b) What a great way to engage students in the classroom. Passage (c) Many students use Internet tools on a regular basis Passage (d) The Internet is here to stay Passage (e) you will be helping to build their resume. 1 3 5 4 2

Task 19 Reading Passage (a)- D Reading Passage (b)- B Reading Passage (c)- A Reading Passage (d)- B Reading Passage (e)

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Technology a b Blogs RSS feeds

Use Provide updates about new development Information on topics of interest

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Wikis Get knowledge or information Social Bookmarking research

Who would use it? Students, professionals General public, students, researchers students Researchers

Task 20 Reading Passage (a) It is important that educators are aware of what the Internet has to offer as experience and familiarity with the Internet and other computer technologies is becoming a hiring requirement in the educational field. Reading Passage (b) It is a great way to engage students in the classroom as many of the tools are collaborative, and they are all hands-on. Reading Passage (c) Many students use Internet tools on a regular basis and using them is similar to talking to them in their language. Reading Passage (d) The Internet is here to stay and It‘s been over a decade that ‗average users‘ have had access to the Internet and it‘s become part of the daily lives of millions of people. Reading passage (e) It will help build resume. Businesses and organizations are more interested in these types of tools as they want to get ahead of the curve.

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TEST 1 1. D 2. F 3. B 4. E 5. A 6. C TEST 2 Para 1 – b Para 2 – e Para 3 – a Para 4 – d Para 5 - c UNIT 3: LISTENING TRANSCRIPT One of the advantages of CALL is that it offers a powerful self-access facility, that is, it helps to generate autonomous learners who will experience freedom of choice. The tools that learners find in computers allow them to assume mastery of their own learning experience. Students can call up the programs held by computers whenever they want; besides, computers are sensitive to the learners level of proficiency. Another advantage of CALL is that it gives a new role to teaching materials. Out of the context of CALL, teaching materials are passive. Before computers were used in the classroom context, nothing the student said or did could influence in any deep sense the linear progression of the content. In CALL, materials adapt themselves to the requirements of the individual student; that is, they become interactive.

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In the field of methodology, we also find one advantage and one correspondent disadvantage. The advantage is that CALL, like other new technologies, brings about changes in the teaching methodologies of English. There are cases, though, in which computers are just used to give old materials a new aspect. This is the case of teachers who put students in front of the computer just to make fill-in-the-gap exercises. The advantages mentioned up to the present moment make us aware of an important fact in relation to CALL- we have to be constantly analysing whether the uses to which CALL is put are just reinforcing current practices or if, in contrast, they are promoting curriculum renewal. In order to fully benefit from the potential of the computer for language learning, language teaching specialists have to promote a complementary relationship with computers. The teacher abandons his informative role to take on a more active part in the teaching process; and this is allowed to him thanks to computer co-operation, since the computer is now going to be the new source of information. This results in an innovative teaching methodology in which the dichotomy teacher/transmissor-student/receiver is broken. Now, teachers are going to promote communication/interaction with -and mainly among- students; in order to attain this objective, they are going to encourage students to take risks, leaving aside penalties for producing incorrect bits of language. One final aspect that we should analyse in relation to the implementation of computers in English language teaching is ultimately an ethical question- What is the kind of environment that is going to be created by means of the computer?. Personally, I consider that the creation of autonomous learners should not be associated to the concept of human alienation. The CALL classroom should not be conceived as a room in which every learner is studying in isolation in front of his/her computer. Teachers must think of activities that enable group work/human interaction and computers to be compatible. Otherwise, men as social beings will be replaced by men as alienated computer slaves. Research and practice suggest that, appropriately implemented, networkbased technology can contribute significantly to: 1)Experiential Learning- The World Wide Web makes it possible for students to have a huge amount of human experience. They can learn by doing things themselves and become the creators not just the receivers of knowledge

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2)Motivation -Computers are most popular among students because they are associated with fun and games and also they are fashionable. Student motivation is therefore increased, especially whenever a variety of activities are offered, which make them feel more independent. 3)Enhanced Student Achievement-Network-based instruction can help pupils strengthen their linguistic skills by positively affecting their learning attitude and by helping them build self-instruction strategies and promote their selfconfidence. 4)Authentic Materials for Study-All students can use various resources of authentic reading materials either at school or from their home. Those materials can be accessed 24 hours a day at a relatively low cost. 5)Greater Interaction- Random access to Web pages breaks the linear flow of instruction. By sending E-mail and joining newsgroups, ESL students can communicate with people they have never met. They can also interact with their own classmates. Furthermore, some Internet activities give students positive and negative feedback by automatically correcting their on-line exercises.

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UNIT 4 A WAY OF LIFE
LEARNING OBJECTIVES At the end of the unit, you should be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. practice turn-taking by using various ways of interrupting. listen to conversations and identify specific ways of interrupting. read and identify the main ideas and supporting details in the text. identify topic sentences and supporting details. write a summary.

CONTENT Turn-taking In a conversation, we take turns to speak. Task 1 Practice the conversation below. Siti Amy : Did you watch the new reality show on TV last night? : Which one? There are so many reality shows nowadays especially those portraying the fabulous life of western celebrities. : I couldn‘t agree more. However I do feel that showing these celebrities‘ life style may influence the way people in our country lead their life like they way they dress. : You‘re right. But if you look at it this way, some of the reality shows give some useful ideas about how to bond among family members and how they resolve problems faced by any of the family members. This would benefit the viewers. : Could I just say something here? Those reality shows would probably benefit the adult viewers but I‘m afraid that the youngsters may not see those values.
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Siti

Amy

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Amy Siti

: Really! What do you mean? : My niece keeps asking her mother to buy her new clothes with matching accessories because she wants to look fabulous like the celebrities she saw on TV. : Did your sister buy her the clothes? : No, she didn‘t. But she said it was difficult to explain to her daughter that they can‘t afford to spend so much money on clothes as they have bills to pay.

Amy Siti

Task 2 Practice the conversation in Task 1 with a partner.

Task 3 Talk about the following topics with a partner: 1. The influence of western culture on the way teenagers dress. 2. Should Valentine‘s Day be celebrated by Muslims?

Interrupting In taking turns to speak, you may want to interrupt the speaker. There are many ways to interrupt a speaker.

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Task 4

A. Complete the conversation by filling in the blanks with appropriate words. Jane : I think pop culture is wreaking havoc among our youths. Hui : Yes, you‘re __________________. The sad thing is that many people don‘t realize it.

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Jane : That‘s __________________ . Pop culture usually glorifies what has usually been seen as having a negative influence on society. But it is done in a subtle way. That is why people don‘t realize that they are being influenced. Hui : I don‘t quite ____________________ with you there. I think it is quite obvious how negative ways of behaving are portrayed in pop culture. Jane : __________________, it is obvious only to people who can see through it but not for people who think that everything in the magazines or movies is ‗cool‘. B. Practice the dialogue with a partner. Task 5

Agreeing  You’re absolutely right! I couldn’t agree more.   Great idea! I agree with your suggestion to …….

Disagreeing  No, that’s not true.  I don’t quite agree with you. I see your point but I …….

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A. Identify the functions of the two questions in the following conversation. Write (C) at the back of the question that is asking for clarification and (I) at the back of the question that is asking for more information.
Asking for Clarification  I’m not sure I understand what you mean. Could you talk a little bit more about that?  So you want to open a new site. Is that right? Would you mind explaining that a little bit more, please?

Ben

: Many people now eat fast food as their daily meals. It‘s a part of western culture that people have happily adopted. They don‘t realize what that can do to them. : What do you mean? : Well, there‘s no doubt that fast food is fast and convenient but they should think of the effects of fast food on their bodies. Just look at the rate of obesity in the country where the fast food chains come from.

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: Where is that? : America, of course! More than half of Americans are categorized as obese. : What‘s the situation like in Malaysia? : I read in the papers that the obesity rate is increasing here.

Ben Shah

B. Create a dialogue with a partner using the dialogue given above as a model. The dialogue must include questions or sentences that ask for clarification or information. Task 6 Fill in the blanks with the sentences given in the shaded box below. Then discuss what they are used for.

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Such as? Can I suggest something? Go ahead. Well, that sounds good, too.

Nisha Izad

: Shall we go and watch a movie? : I don‘t feel like it. Can we do something else? : Oh, OK. What do you want to do? : Let‘s eat. The food court is full of choices. : That sounds good. : _________________________________
Asking for permission to interrupt  I’m sorry, but can I interrupt you for a minute?  Can I add another thought for you? Before you go on, can I say something?

Nisha Izad Nisha Kim

Encouraging  I’m listening.   That’s a great idea. Go on.

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Nisha Kim Nisha Kim

: _________________________________ : Let‘s do something new. : _________________________________ : Let‘s watch the orchestra at Dewan Philharmonic Petronas. : Isn‘t that expensive? : No. The chamber concert is on today. The ticket costs RM10 only. : _________________________________

Izad Kim

Nisha

LISTENING
Task 7 You are going to listen to a dialogue between Nani and Sya. Listen carefully and write the ways of interrupting used in the dialogue. Dialogue Nani : Have you read the newspaper lately? : No. Was there any interesting news? : There‘s news about an artist who used twitter to write bad comments about people she doesn‘t like. : Is that true? What did she write? 2. 1. Asking for information. more Ways of interrupting

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: Well, she used very bad words to describe one artist whom she believed was badmouthing her. I don‘t think she should write that on twitter because so many people can read it. : You‘re right. Her actions are unacceptable. You know, this kind of behaviour has become a culture in our country. Many people, even kids in school, are using twitter to write bad things about their friends. : That‘s really bad. Why are they doing that? : Because they find that twitter can be used to channel their anger and frustration towards other people and, being kids, they‘re still immature. : Can I add something? I really think that children nowadays are given too much freedom by their parents and this lack of supervision leads to this bad way of expressing their negative feelings. : Absolutely. Supervision is a major issue among parents today as they‘re all busy with their work and have less time to monitor their children. : Mmm. You have a point there. Being a mother, I myself feel that 6. 3.

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it‘s hard to monitor all my son‘s activities. Sya : It is difficult because we‘re working mothers. However, I believe that we should let them use the internet when we‘re at home. So that we can see what they‘re doing. : Is that right? Do you mean that we should be in front of the computer while they use the internet? : Yes. My daughter has a Facebook account. I make sure she knows what to be included and what not to be included in her Facebook. : Right. I‘ll do the same. Thanks. : You‘re welcome. 9.

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Task 8 Read the dialogues and underline parts of the dialogues that indicate ways of interrupting. Write the ways of interrupting in the column provided.

Dialogue a) Ain : Children nowadays don‘t visit their grandparents anymore. They‘re too busy watching TV and playing video games. Could I just add something here? I personally feel that parents should be responsible for the children‘s way of behaving.

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Dialogue b) Liza Mira : Where‘s Aishah? : She went out to celebrate Valentine‘s Day with her boyfriend. : Did she say that? : Yes. She told me she‘s going to KLCC with Azam to celebrate Valentine‘s Day. : Really? : That‘s exactly what she said to me.

Liza Mira

Liza Mira

Dialogue c) Zaza : We have to think about our performance for the speaking class. We have to perform something unique and different from the others. : Ah! So you want us to perform something that nobody would do? : Yes, I think we should perform a musical role-play like High School Musical. : I love the idea of performing a musical role-play. However, I don‘t think we should perform something like High School Musical. Let‘s do something that represents our culture and tradition like P. Ramlee the Musical.

Misha

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Task 9 You are going to listen to a conversation among Azie, Rina and Wati about ways of viewing religion among people. Listen to the conversation again and complete the chart given. Ways of interrupting Agreeing Who What the person said

Disagreeing

Asking for clarification

Asking for information

Asking for permission to interrupt Encouraging

READING
Together with your partner, discuss the following questions. 1. What is your understanding of the term ―tradition‖? 2. Why is it important to preserve one‘s own tradition?

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Past Traditions Brought To Life

Read the following passage. As you read, try to guess the meanings of the words in bold.
1 They came in droves to pay homage to the sea that sustains or hadsustained them and their forefathers. From fishermen, to farmers, businessmen,politicians, students, homemakers to wealthy Melanau people living in other parts of Sarawak and some abroad, all came home dressed in their best traditional costumes to celebrate the Mukah Kaul Festival for three 5 days. And the ―leader‖ of the Melanau community state chief led the celebrations held at the Kala Dana beach area, where thousands converged to celebrate the Mukah Kaul Festival. It is always celebrated in the month of April to mark the beginning of the fishing season after the end of the monsoon 10 that keeps many fishermen from going to sea with their boats anchored safely along the shores. Before the fishing community ventures for a new season, they always pay homage to the sea by offering eggs, glutinous rice, betel leaves and many Melanau delicacies, among other things. In ancient times, the Melanau community were pagan and they believed the offerings to their ―keepers‖ will 15 bring them a good harvest and tidings during the fishing season. But with the conversion of many to Islam and Christianity, the thanksgiving ceremony is more of a tradition now with no religious significance. These days, the Mukah Kaul Festival is a place to meet old friends and relatives and at the same time enjoy the activities held at the beach as well as 20 savour local delicacies, especially sago-based dishes.

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5 The focus of the festival in the past used to be the Tibau or the giant swing where the youngsters and elders would swing in clusters high above the sand with some going higher and higher while others just falling off as they were unable to cling onto their mates. In ancient times, the Tibau was used by the village elders to determine the strength of youngsters who were being 25 groomed to become fishermen. When youngsters swung on the Tibau, the old folks would know immediately whether the young lads were fit to be fishermen who could takeon the choppy seas on fishing trips. Besides testing the strength of able bodied youngsters, the swing, found in many villages in Mukah, had another purpose in the past. Village 30 maidens who were looking for mates would swing on the Tibau in the late evenings and nights, and sat comfortably on the ropes. The men who wanted to make any of the girls their wife would jump onto the swing. As the swing went higher and higher, the girls would push away the men whom they didn‘t like off the swing and hold on to the ones they chose. 35 However, the present day Melanau woman does not conform to this ancient practice anymore and would instead allow her family to find her a suitable husband. Still, there are those who seek thrills and fun, who will not think twice about jumping onto the Tibau with their loved ones. 40 (Adapted from: New Straits Times, May 20, 2008. p.11)

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Task 10 passage.

State the meanings of the following words in the context of the

a. homage (line 1) ___________________________________________________________

b. sustains (line 1) ___________________________________________________________

c. forefathers (line 2) ___________________________________________________________

d. converged (line 8) ___________________________________________________________

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e. ventures (line 13) ___________________________________________________________

f. ancient (line 15) ___________________________________________________________

g. pagan (line 16) ___________________________________________________________

h. tidings (line 17) ___________________________________________________________

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conversion (line 18) ___________________________________________________________

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savour (line 22) ___________________________________________________________

k. clusters (line 24) ___________________________________________________________

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cling (line 26) ___________________________________________________________

m. groomed (line 28) ___________________________________________________________

n. choppy (line 20) ___________________________________________________________

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o. conform (line 37) ___________________________________________________________

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Task 11 Together with your partner, take turns to identify whether the following statements are true (T) or false (F).

1. The Mukah Kaul Festival is a thanksgiving ceremony celebrated _________ by the Melanau community. 2. The Melanau people from all walks of life came to Sabah to celebrate the Mukah Kaul Festival. _________

3. The Mukah Kaul Festival was held at the Kota Dana beach area. _________ 4. The festival is always celebrated in the months of March and April to mark the beginning of the fishing season. 5. The fishermen were prevented from going to sea because of the bad weather. _________

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6. After returning from the sea, the fishermen always pay homage to _________ it by offering food and delicacies. 7. The Melanau community believes that the offerings will bring them a lot of fish during the fishing season. _________

8. Today, the Mukah Kaul Festival still holds a religious significance _________ to most people in the Melanau community. 9. The Tibau was used by the village elders to identify future fisherman among the Melanau youth. 10. The Tibau was also used by the village women and girls for physical exercises and playing games. _________

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Task 12

Answer the following questions. Discuss with your partner.

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What is the Mukah Kaul Festival? ___________________________________________________________

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Why is it always celebrated in the month of April? ____________________________________________________________

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Why did the Melanau fishing community pay homage to the sea before venturing out for a new fishing season? ____________________________________________________________

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In the past, what were the purposes of the Tibau? ____________________________________________________________

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Today, how is the Mukah Kaul Festival celebrated? ____________________________________________________________

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In your opinion, why does the present day Melanau woman not conform to this ancient practice anymore but would instead allow her family to find a suitable husband for her? ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

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WRITING
Task 13 Write a paragraph about some of the old traditions in your society. Why are they still being practiced today? Do you agree with them? Present and discuss this with the rest of the students in class.

________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________

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LANGUAGE FOCUS
Gerunds and Infinitives Task 14 Which response would you choose for the situations below?

Mina was asked to recall her visit to a batik factory in Terengganu three years ago but she could not remember it. a. She forgot to visit the batik factory. b. She forgot visit the batik factory. c. She forgot visiting the batik factory.

When Junita was in England, she ate the oily fish and chips very regularly that it was almost a habit. a. She loved eating the oily fish and chips in England. b. She loved to eat the oily fish and chips in England. c. She loved to eating the oily fish and chips in England.

Rizal wants to improve his Tamil language and thinks that he can do so by talking in Tamil to his friends. However, before he could do so, his friends left. a. Rizal tries to speak Tamil to his friends. b. Rizal tries speaking Tamil to his friends. c. Rizal to try speak Tamil to his friends.

Task 15

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Fill in the blanks with an infinitive or a gerund form of the verb.

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Sarah refused ___________________________ (participate) in the discussion. Those who dared _____________________________ (voice) their opinions were praised. She recalls __________________________ (see) him at the museum yesterday. He struggled ___________________________ (finish) his assignment.

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Azlan risks _______________________ (lose) his job because of his frequent absence from work. Chong admitted _______________________ (make) an error in the letter. Adibah managed ________________________ (call) her father just in time for the wedding. I like ________________________ (go) to the Sunday market. She considered ________________________ (visit) her relatives in Sarawak instead of going to Thailand. They need _______________________ (save) for the new house.

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Discuss the following situations with a partner. Find a suitable verb followed by a gerund or infinitive that you can use to convey the meaning as described in the situations given. Example: Situation: Aliyah is interested in crafts. She will go to the National Craft Centre next weekend. Aliyah plans to visit the National Craft Centre next weekend. 1. Situation: The ais batu campur looks really delicious. Siti finds it hard to ignore it and ends up eating it. Siti couldn‘t _________________________________________________ 2. Situation: It is not known whether Mohamad really knew A. Samad Said. He said he did. Mohamad __________________________________________________

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Situation: Ravi asked Hasni to help him. Hasni said that she will. Hasni ______________________________________________________

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Situation: Rose goes to the theatre regularly. She says that we should go too. Rose ______________________________________________________

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Situation: Suilin does not listen to loud music. She has a strong dislike for it. Suilin ______________________________________________________

Task Auxiliaries Modal 17 Complete the dialogue below with an

appropriate modal auxiliary. A: My wedding is two months away! What Task 17 _____________________ I wear? I don‘t even know what I ___________________ wear! B: Come and sit down and we ______________________ plan this together. Now, let‘s look through this bridal magazine which I just bought for you. A: I want to wear white. B: That‘s fine. You _________________wear white but I think you ________________ also wear the songket. It __________________ be a shame if you don‘t because that is what people wear in a Malay wedding. A: But I ________________ be sweating in the songket! B: Well, you ____________ but you _____________ appreciate our tradition. Don‘t worry, I ____________ make sure that we have the fans on full blast!

Talk with a partner and try to predict the likelihood of the following events happening to you:  Living in a foreign country.  Changing your daily diet according to a Japanese menu.

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Task 18 For each dialogue, work with a partner. Choose a role each. Read out your lines and fill out the blanks to complete the dialogues. Dialogue 1: A: B: I love the Hari Raya celebrations. Me too. But I wish people are more considerate when parking their cars while visiting each other. A: B: I agree with you. They _________________ park their cars properly. Look at that one. It ____________________ be parked with its side sticking out like that. A: B: A: B: A: B: Someone ___________________ easily knock into it. Hey, that one over there is Ahmad‘s car. He has parked it on the wrong side of the road. He _______________ have been in a hurry. That‘s not a good excuse to park like that. There he is! I __________________ tell him to move it.

Dialogue 2 A: B: A: Many children are attracted to the western culture. It _____________________ be the influence of TV and the internet. Yes. Their values have changed as well as their attitudes toward our culture. B: I wonder what we ___________________ do about it.

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I think children ___________________ be made aware of how our personal and cultural values shape our identities. We have a rich cultural heritage and we ___________________ encourage our children to appreciate it.

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Task 19 Rewrite the following sentences using appropriate modal auxiliaries without changing the meaning. 1. Are you able to help me? ___________________________________________________________ 2. My father used to speak in English when he was angry. ___________________________________________________________ 3. He is going to leave for the airport in an hour. ___________________________________________________________ 4. The engagement has to precede the wedding. ___________________________________________________________ 5. You are not allowed to touch the batik exhibitions. ___________________________________________________________ 6. We are supposed to tolerate each other‘s religion. ___________________________________________________________ 7. We have got to appreciate our culture. ___________________________________________________________ 8. Fatihah is about to make a complaint at the counter. ___________________________________________________________

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9. Who is going to prepare the speech tomorrow? ___________________________________________________________ 10. A leader is supposed to be fair in his judgments. ___________________________________________________________

WRITING A SUMMARY

A summary is intended to highlight objectively the main points of another writer‘s work. Although written in your own words, the summary does not include your opinions of the piece you are considering. Since the summary eliminates those details that are not needed to convey the major points, it is naturally shorter than the original. In general, a summary is from one fourth to one half the length of the original. Steps in Writing a Summary 1. Read the piece for understanding first.

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Try to find the main idea in the reading text. It is usually in the first paragraph. Next, skim through the text, glancing at any headings and graphics. Then, read the conclusion.

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Identify the topic sentences and key words (words that are underlined, italicized, or capitalized). These will clue you in on the main ideas.

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Jot down the organization of the original and follow that pattern in your summary. Make an outline that includes the main idea and the supporting details. Arrange your information in a logical order, for example, most to least important or chronological. Your order may not be the same as that of the original, but keep related supporting points together.
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Write your summary, presenting the main idea, followed by supporting details. Be objective. You should not include your own opinions.

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Revise and edit your summary to be sure that you have properly documented important words and phrases from the original text.

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Task 20 Work in pairs. Read the paragraphs and answer the questions that follow. 1. They came in droves to pay homage to the sea that sustains or had sustained them and their forefathers. From fishermen, to farmers, businessmen, politicians, students, homemakers to wealthy Melanau people living in other parts of Sarawak and some abroad, all came home dressed in their best traditional costumes to celebrate Mukah Kaul Festival for three days. What is the topic sentence? ___________________________________________________________ What are the supporting details?

2. The Mukah Kaul Festival is celebrated by thousands of the Melanau people living in Sarawak. It is always celebrated in the month of April to mark the beginning of the fishing season after the end of the monsoon that keeps many fishermen from going to sea with their boats anchored safely along the shores. What is the topic sentence? ___________________________________________________________

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What are the supporting details? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 3. Before the fishing community ventures for a new season, they always pay homage to the sea by offering eggs, glutinous rice, betel leaves and many Melanau delicacies, among other things. In ancient times, the Melanau community were pagan and they believed the offerings to their ―keepers‖ will bring them a good harvest and tidings during the fishing season. What is the topic sentence? ___________________________________________________________ What are the supporting details? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 4. With the conversion of many to Islam and Christianity, the thanksgiving ceremony is more of a tradition now with no religious significance. These days, the Mukah Kaul Festival is a place to meet old friends and relatives and at the same time enjoy the activities held at the beach as well as savour local delicacies, especially sago-based dishes. What is the topic sentence? ___________________________________________________________ What are the supporting details? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 5. The Tibau or the giant swing was the focus of the festival in the past. It was where the youngsters and elders swung in clusters high above the sand with some going higher and higher while others just falling off as they were unable to cling onto their mates. In ancient times, the Tibau was used by the village elders to determine the strength of youngsters who

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were being groomed to become fishermen. When youngsters swung on the Tibau, the old folks would know immediately whether the young lads were fit to be fishermen who could take on the choppy seas on fishing trips. What is the topic sentence? ___________________________________________________________ What are the supporting details? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 6. Besides testing the strength of able bodied youngsters, the swing, found in many villages in Mukah, had another purpose in the past. Village maidens who were looking for mates would swing on the Tibau in the late evenings and nights, and sat comfortably on the ropes. The men who wanted to make any girls their wife would jump onto the swing. As the swing went higher and higher, the girls would push away the men whom they didn‘t like off the swing and hold on to the ones they chose. What is the topic sentence? ___________________________________________________________ What are the supporting details? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

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Task 21 Read the passage titled ―Past Traditions Brought To Life‖ in Section A again and summarize it in not more than 100 words.

Task 22 Get your partner to read your summary and discuss the following questions: 1. Does your summary make the same point as the text? 2. Have you omitted anything important? 3. Does your summary read smoothly with all parts clearly related?

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SELF ASSESSMENT
TEST 1 Various factors (e.g. a television program, a management system, fashion, trend, beliefs etc.) are said to be shaping culture. Find examples on the Internet where something is said to be shaping culture and write down at three factors that influence today‘s culture. Identify one specific example for each factor.

TEST 2 The website http://www.malaysia.alloexpat.com/ provides various information to expatriates living in Malaysia. Read the description of "Malaysian Culture" on this website.Write a short review on the accuracy of the information provided. Summary Main Skill Listening Sub Skills Identifying specific ways of interrupting Practice turn-taking when talking in a conversation Using different ways of interrupting in a conversation Reading a text entitled ‗Past Traditions Brought to Life‘. Reading comprehension Vocabulary Identifying topic sentences Identifying supporting details Writing a summary Tick here if you have understood Notes

Speaking

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REFERENCES (May 20, 2008). Past traditions brought to life, New Straits Times, p. 11.

ANSWER KEY

Task 1 Read the conversation aloud and listen. Task 2 Practice the conversation with a partner. Task 3 Talk about the given topics with a partner. Task 4

Jane: Hui: Jane:

Hui: Jane:

I think pop culture is wreaking havoc among our youths. Yes, you‘re ____right_______. The sad thing is that many people don‘t realize it. That‘s ___true_________ . Pop culture usually glorifies what has usually been seen as having a negative influence on society. But it is done in a subtle way. That is why people don‘t realize that they are being influenced. I don‘t quite _____agree_________ with you there. I think it is quite obvious how negative ways of behaving are portrayed in pop culture. ___No______, it is obvious only to people who can see through it but not for people who think that everything in the magazines or movies is ‗cool‘.

Task 5

Ben: Shah: Ben:

Many people now eat fast food as their daily meals. It‘s a part of western culture that people have happily adopted. They don‘t realize what that can do to them. What do you mean? (C)

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Shah: Ben: Shah: Ben:

Well, there‘s no doubt that fast food is fast and convenient but they should think of the effects of fast food on their bodies. Just look at the rate of obesity in the country where the fast food chains come from. Where is that? (I) America, of course! More than half of Americans are categorized as obese. What‘s the situation like in Malaysia? (I) I read in the newspapers that the obesity rate is increasing here.

Task 6 Nisha: Izad: Nisha: Izad: Nisha: Kim: Nisha: Kim: Nisha: Kim: Izad: Kim: Nisha: Shall we go and watch a movie? I don‘t feel like it. Can we do something else? Oh, OK. What do you want to do? Let‘s eat. The food court is full of choices. That sounds good. _Can I suggest something?_____________________________ _Go ahead.__________________________________________ Let‘s do something new. _Such as?___________________________________________ Let‘s watch the orchestra at Dewan Philharmonic Petronas. Isn‘t that expensive? No. The chamber concert is on today. The ticket costs RM10 only. _Well, that sounds good, too.____________________________

Task 7 Dialogue Have you read the newspaper lately? No. Was there any interesting news? There‘s news about an artist who used twitter to write bad comments about people she doesn‘t like. Is that true? What did she write? Well, she used very bad words to describe one artist whom she believed was bad mouthing her. I Skills of interrupting

Nani : Sya :

1. Asking for information

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2. Asking for clarification

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don‘t think she should write that way and send it on twitter because so many people can read it. You‘re right. Her actions are unacceptable. You know, this kind of behaviour has become a culture in our country. Many people even kids in schools are using twitter to write bad things about their friends. That‘s really bad. Why are they doing that? Because they find that twitter can be used to channel their anger and frustration towards other people and being kids, they are still immature. Can I add something? I really think that children nowadays are given too much freedom by their parents and this lack of supervision leads to this bad way of expressing their negative feelings. Absolutely. Supervision is a major issue among parents today as they‘re all busy with their work and have less time to monitor their children. Mmm. You have a point there. Being a mother, I myself feel that it‘s hard to monitor all my son‘s activities. It is difficult because we are working mothers. However, I believe that we should let them use the internet when we‘re at home. So that we can see what they‘re doing. Is that right? Do you mean that we should be in front of the computer while they use the internet?

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Yes. My daughter has a Facebook account. I make sure she knows what to be included and what not to be included in her Facebook. Right. I will do the same. Thanks. You‘re welcome.

Task 8 Dialogue a) Ain : Sara : Children nowadays don‘t visit their grandparents anymore. They‘re too busy watching TV and playing video games. Could I just add something here? (Asking permission to interrupt) I personally feel that parents should be responsible for the children‘s way of behaving.

Dialogue b) Liza Mira Liza Mira : : : : Where‘s Aishah? She went out to celebrate Valentine‘s Day with her boyfriend. Did she say that? (Asking for information) Yes. She told me she‘s going to KLCC with Azam to celebrate Valentine‘s Day. Really? (Encouraging) That‘s exactly what she said to me.

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Dialogue c) Zaza We have to think about our performance for the speaking class. We : have to perform something unique and different from others. Misha : Ah! So you want us perform something that nobody would do? (Asking for clarification) Zaza Yes, I think we should perform a musical role-play like the High School : Musical. Misha : I love the idea of performing a musical role play. (showing agreement) However, I don‟t think we should perform something like the High School Musical. (showing disagreement) Let‘s do something that represents our culture and tradition like P. Ramlee the Musical.

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Task 9 Ways of interrupting Agreeing Disagreeing Asking for clarification Asking for information Asking for permission to interrupt Encouraging Who Rina Azie Rina Rina Rina Wati Rina Azie What the person said Oh, yes, you‘re right. You‘re right there. I don‘t see how it can be other than a set of beliefs. Do you mean to say that it can be seen as both? Which one is it then? May I say something? Go on. Yes, of course.

Task 10 No a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) i) j) k) l) m) n) o) Word homage sustains forefathers converged ventures ancient pagan tidings conversion savour clusters cling groomed choppy conform Meaning a group support ancestors come together go out long time ago belonging to a religion worshipped many gods good news change religion enjoy together in a group hold on trained rough waves follow

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Task 12 1. A festival celebrated in the month of April to mark the beginning of the fishing season. 2. to mark the beginning of the fishing season after the end of the monsoon that keeps many fisherman from going to sea with their boats anchored safely along the shores. 3. they believed the offerings will bring them a good harvest and tidings during the fishing season. 4. to determine the strength of youngsters who were being groomed to become fisherman. 5. place to meet old friends and relatives and at the same time enjoy the activities held at the beach as well as savour local delicacies expecially sago-based dishes. Task 13 Answers will vary depending on which tradition is being discussed. Students can use the two questions given to focus their discussion. Task 14 1. c 2. a, b 3. a

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Task 15 1. to participate 2. to voice 3. seeing 4. to finish 5. losing 6. making 7. to call 8. going 9. visiting 10. to save Task 16 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Siti couldn‘t resist eating the ais batu campur. Mohamad claimed to know A. Samad Said. Hasni agreed to help Ravi. Rose suggests going to the theatre. Suilin hates listening to loud music.

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Task 19 1. Can you help me? 2. My father would speak in English when he was angry. 3. He will leave for the airport in an hour. 4. The engagement must precede the wedding. 5. You may not touch the batik exhibition. 6. We should tolerate each other‘s religion. 7. We must appreciate our culture. 8. Fatihah shall make a complaint at the counter. 9. Who will prepare the speech tomorrow? 10. A leader should be fair in his judgements. Task 20 1. Topic sentence They came in droves to pay homage to the sea that sustains or had sustained them and their forefathers. From fishermen, to farmers, businessmen, politicians, students, homemakers to wealthy Melanau people living in other parts of Sarawak and some abroad, all came home dressed in their best traditional costumes to celebrate Mukah Kaul Festival for three days. The Mukah Kaul Festival is celebrated by thousands of the Melanau people living in Sarawak. It is always celebrated in the month of April to mark

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the beginning of the fishing season after the end of the monsoon that keeps many fishermen from going to sea with their boats anchored safely along the shores. 3. Topic sentence In ancient times, the Melanau community were pagan and they believed the offerings to their ―keepers‖ will bring them a good harvest and tidings during the fishing season. Before the fishing community ventures for a new season, they always pay homage to the sea by offering eggs, glutinous rice, betel leaves and many Melanau delicacies, among other things. With the conversion of many to Islam and Christianity, the thanksgiving ceremony is more of a tradition now with no religious significance. These days, the Mukah Kaul Festival is a place to meet old friends and relatives and at the same time enjoy the activities held at the beach as well as savour local delicacies, especially sago-based dishes. The Tibau or the giant swing was the focus of the festival in the past. 1. It was where the youngsters and elders swung in clusters high above the sand with some going higher and higher while others just falling off as they were unable to cling onto their mates. 2. In ancient times, the Tibau was used by the village elders to determine the strength of youngsters who were being groomed to become fishermen. Besides testing the strength of able bodied youngsters, the swing, found in many villages in

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Mukah, had another purpose in the past. Supporting details Task 21 Use the points in the topic sentences identified in Task 5.20 as a guide. Task 22 The discussion should be focused on the questions provided. Tape Scripts Task 7 Nani Sya Nani Sya Nani : : : : : Have you read the newspaper lately? No. Was there any interesting news? There‘s news about an artist who used twitter to write bad comments about people she doesn‘t like. Is that true? What did she write? Well, she used very bad words to describe one artist whom she believed was bad- mouthing her. I don‘t think she should write that way and send it on twitter because so many people can read it. You‘re right. Her actions are unacceptable. You know, this kind of behaviour has become a culture in our country. Many people, even kids in schools, are using twitter to write bad things about their friends. That‘s really bad. Why are they doing that? Because they find that twitter can be used to channel their anger and frustration towards other people, and being kids, they are still immature. Can I add something? I really think that children nowadays are given too much freedom by their parents and this lack of supervision leads to this bad way of expressing their negative feelings. Absolutely. Supervision is a major issue among parents today as they‘re all busy with their work and have less time to monitor their children. Mmm. You have a point there. Being a mother, I myself feel that it‘s hard to monitor all my son‘s Village maidens used the swing to look for mates.

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activities. It is difficult because we are working mothers. However, I belief that we should let them use the internet when we‘re at home. So that we can see what they‘re doing. Is that right? Do you mean that we should be in front of the computer while they use the internet? Yes. My daughter has a Facebook account. I make sure she knows what to be included and what not to be included in her Facebook. Right. I will do the same. Thanks. You‘re welcome.

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Some people see religion as a way of life. Really? I see religion as a set of beliefs. There you go. Different people view it differently. Which one is it then? Well, I don‘t think there is any right or wrong answer here. Do you mean to say that it can be seen as both? Well, yes. You see, it is a set of beliefs that guides the way we live. Go on. When you believe in Islam, you live by its principles. When you believe in Christianity, you have a way of life that reflects the teachings of Christianity. Oh, yes, you‘re right. May I say something? Yes, of course. You have to be careful though. Some people may not like their religion being described as just a ‗set of beliefs‘. To them it is more than that. You‘re right there. I don‘t see how it can be other than a set of beliefs. We have to try to look at it from other people‘s perspectives too, not just our own.

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UNIT 5 JOB SATISFACTION
LEARNING OBJECTIVES At the end of the unit, you should be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. Content listen and answer questions based on interviews; manage discussions on the situations given; read and comprehend passages; and write a resume applying for a job.

Listening
Good Listening Strategies There are three stages of listening: Pre-listening You might get ready to listen by thinking about:    the speaker and the speaker‘s purpose, your purpose for listening: to learn specific information or to understand most or all of the message, and your knowledge/ experience with the subject: think about what you already know about the subject and predict the language and information you might expect to hear, including specific words and phrases.

Based on these clues, predict what you will be hearing:
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the format (how the message is organized and in what sequence) key words or phrases the information or opinions

Talk about the process and strategies you might use for listening effectively:

Determine the combination of strategies that will be useful in this situation.

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If listening in a non-native language, think about how you would listen in your native language; clarify any cultural information that may be necessary to comprehend the message. While-listening While you listen you‘ll need to monitor your comprehension:

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Use visual clues to help you understand: the setting, the interaction, facial expressions, and gestures (if there is any) Check the accuracy of your predictions Decide what is and is not important to understand Ask for help if you do not understand o Ask for clarification or repetition from the speaker or ask if what you understood is correct o Ask additional questions to check your understanding

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After you listen these strategies might help you synthesize, interpret and evaluate what you have heard:
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See if you can paraphrase what you heard Consider what you heard and how it fits with what you know Discuss or respond to what you heard through writing or group discussion. Identify facts vs. opinions, more and less important details, supported vs. unsupported ideas (Adapted from:eff.cls.utk.edu/toolkit/support_listening_strategies.html)

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Task 1 You will be listening to a radio interview between the radio host, Gina Sulaiman, and Jason Khoo, a Job Space columnist from The Asian Workplace Magazine. You will listen to the radio interview three times.

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1. Read and understand all the questions in the listening task. For the first listening, try to understand the following:  Who are the speakers?  What is the topic under discussion?  What does the task require you to do? 2. While listening to the interview, answer the following questions: No. a. Questions What is the topic discussed in the interview? State two complaints on the Gen Y employees? What is the age group for the Gen Y? Why is there a trend of job hopping among the Gen Y employees? List two ways that companies can entice employees to stay longer in one company? Answer

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Speaking My Dream Job

Task 2 What is your dream job? Why is it your dream job? Write a simple description about your dream job and ask your partner to guess what it is. You can use the following guidelines in your description.       Does the job require a lot of training/ experience? Is it well-paid? Is it indoors/outdoors? Does it involve other people? Is it dangerous? Does it involve travelling?

Task 3 After giving a thought on your dream job, think of the criteria that will make you satisfied as an employee in a particular organization. In groups, study the following categories on the job satisfaction. Each group has to choose one category and construct interview questions from the category chosen.

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Categories for Job Satisfaction Interview

After you have constructed the interview questions, each group will take turns to conduct an interview on job satisfaction. Group members will become the panel of interviewers and act as a human resource manager and executives. The interviewees are representatives from other groups. While listening to the job satisfaction interviews, list some of the questions posed and the kind of responses given. No. 1. Categories Mission and Purpose Questions Responses

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Task 4 : The following people seem to face problems at their workplace. Read the following situations and think of possible solutions to the problems.

How do I cope with a building manager My supervisor thinks that I‘m a good worker but my manager thinks I‘m problematic. She attacks me in meetings, humiliates me in front of my office mates and criticizes me in e-mail messages. She does this to all new personnel and some of them have actually resigned. My supervisor can‘t seem to help me and as such I feel worthless and upset at being treated like a scapegoat. What should I do? -DesperadoPossible Solution: ………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………...

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Lazy work colleagues I work in a group of four in an important project. It‘s really hard to get them to do things that need to be done. They are calculative and sometimes I have to keep reminding them over and over again to do their work. They are really testing my patience. What do you think I should do?

Unproductive at work I hate getting out of bed and going to work. At the workplace, I just go through the routine of my work unenthusiastically and if possible, I try to avoid tasks given to me by my boss. At the end of the day, I feel totally drained. What‘s wrong with me? BreathlessPossible Solution: …………… …………………………………… ……………………………………

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Read the passage and answer the questions that follow. Workplace Satisfaction
1 People want work to be ―a good place to be.‖ Norita Hamdan, Health and Wellness Coordinator for Makeup Art Cosmetics in Roseputih, comments that you should work with people you enjoy, and who are in a good mood. It‘s being very enthusiastic going to work, and your head hitting the pillow at night with a smile on your face. The 5 relationships we experience at work can make or break us. A Psychotherapist points out that you have to pick your boss and your coworkers very carefully. The ‗Emotional Intelligence‘ factor that is of so much interest today is definitely important, for the leaders and for the employees so that they can relate effectively and understand others as 10 well as establish good relationships to both personal and workplace satisfaction. Studies have proven that some of the most important elements in workplace satisfaction are good pay and rewards, good working conditions, good relationships on the job, and, above all, recognition, 15 appreciation and involvement. Melta Molding Systems of Shah Alam is already well-known for its care and attention to workers. For more than
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twenty-five years, Melta President Haiqal Zubir was promoting and building a workplace that is healthy, clean and aesthetically pleasing, and a workforce that is highly productive and loyal. According to the 20 President, people love to work there and they work hard so much so that it has become an unspoken ethic. Employees have access, to a medical doctor, a chiropractor, a naturopath and a registered massage therapist. They also enjoy subsidized and healthy vegetarian meals, a non-smoking environment, and a pesticide-free landscaped ground. 25 3 Ramon Pillay, Plant and Production Manager for Malaysia Steel works in Johor, points out on another essential for workplace satisfaction. ―There has to be a feeling that what you‘re doing counts,‖ he says, ―and that your efforts are recognized and supported.‖ Opportunities for developing important skills such as problem-solving 30 and communications skills help Malaysia Steel employees enjoy more responsibility and more awareness that what they do ―makes a difference.‖ Madihah Sulaiman, coordinator of Staff Development for the Perak‘s Workers Association, suggests that workers today have put more responsibility for their own morale more than in the past. They 35 should be provided with flexible working hours, a comfortable building and workplace, a learning environment and Employee Assistance support in order to feel satisfied at work. At a Private Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, the challenge of rapid change is met with optimism. The manager states that you need to 40 have and encourage a ‗developmental attitude‘. An environment of openness, willingness to listen and understand, and mutual support at all levels is what is needed to find satisfaction even in the midst of such change. Rozita Rashid, Executive Director of Kaswi Job Skills in Penang says that one of the most important factors in job satisfaction is 45 attitude – being able to embrace change, seeing it as opportunity, being willing to find out how to make it work. Stress management experts recommend the restructuring of organizations to promote greater control for employees, resulting in less stress and greater commitment. ―Open door‖ policies, an ‗egalitarian‘ culture (no special privileges for 50 executive), and a team approach all go a long way towards developing the awareness that ―I have some control over my fate‖. Overall, money counts, but pride, respect, and appreciation count even more. And the support of management – both by supplying resources and growth opportunities, and with leaders ―walking the talk‖ 55 with integrity – is central to the success of an organization. If the boss understands that a happy employee is a productive employee- that absenteeism, illness and turnover will go down while loyalty, creativity and productivity will go up, and that they‘ll be way ahead by providing the environment for this, the company will move forward. 60

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Task 6: Complete the tasks. 1. What do you think the expressions below mean? i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. ―head hitting the pillow at night with a smile on your face‖ ―it‘s an unspoken ethic‖ ―makes a difference‖ ―are responsible for our own morale‖ ―open door policies‖ ―walking the talk‖

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What makes the Melta Molding Systems possess a highly productive and loyal workforce? _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________

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How do employees at Malaysia Steel Works know that what they do ―makes a difference‖? _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________

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What has contributed to the workers at a private hospital in Kuala Lumpur being able to accept rapid changes in a company? _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________

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How can companies promote less stressful and more committed working conditions amongst their employees? _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________

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Based on the passage, how can you summarize the expression ― a happy employee is a productive employee‖? _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________

Language Focus The Passive Voice Rule 1

The passive voice is used when we wish to stress the importance of the action or the object rather than the doer.

Active: I am sure Sarah can organise the in-house training programme.

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I am sure the in-house training programme can be organised by Sarah.

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Rule 2

The passive voice is used when the agent (doer) is unknown or not clear.

Active: Someone observed her lesson yesterday.

Passive: Her lesson was observed yesterday.

Rule 3

The agent is mentioned in the passive voice to complete the sense of the sentence.

Active: Prof. Tony Wright wrote the story.

Passive: The story was written by Prof. Tony Wright.

Study the active and passive forms of the present simple and past simple: Present simple active: clean (s)/see (s) etc. every day. passive: am/is/are cleaned/seen etc. day.    

Somebody cleans this room

This room is cleaned every

Many accidents are caused by careless driving. I‟m not often invited to parties. How is this word pronounced?

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Past simple active: cleaned/saw etc. yesterday. passive: was/were cleaned/seen etc. yesterday.   

Somebody cleaned this room

This room was cleaned

We were woken up by a loud noise during last night. ‗Did you go to the party?‘ ‗No, I wasn‟t invited.‘ How much money was stolen?

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Task 7: Change the following sentences into the passive voice. Example: People always praised him for his works of art. He was always praised for his works of art.

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The teacher has scolded her students for being disobedient. ___________________________________________________________

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The poor boy sold his bicycle to pay his school fees. ___________________________________________________________

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Mrs. Lee ordered Kumar out of the classroom for disrupting the class. ___________________________________________________________

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They are going to hand in their essays tomorrow. ___________________________________________________________

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Semester 7 TESL students will stage a Shakespearean play next week. ___________________________________________________________

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That famous professor wrote a book on child psychology. ___________________________________________________________

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The counselor advised the student to stop smoking. ___________________________________________________________

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They assumed that the answer was correct. ___________________________________________________________

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Someone will take you to the manager‘s office. ___________________________________________________________

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People always speak well of that doctor. ___________________________________________________________

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FORMAL LETTER OF APPLICATION Task 8 Below are examples of phrases used in business letters. Complete the sentences with words in the box.
Apply complain 20th June confirm enclose grateful pleased unfortunately hearing response

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Thank you for your letter dated__________ which I received yesterday. I would be ___________ if you could provide me with some information about the intensive courses which your college is offering. I ___________ my curriculum vitae and certificates for your attention.

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Task 10 Helmy Saputra is interested in applying for the post of Flight Steward. Read his letter of application and improve the letter based on some of the phrases provided.
JUMBO AIRLINES Flight Steward Jumbo Airlines is currently looking for friendly, serviceoriented males who take pride in their performance and appearance. Applicants must have the following:    20-30 years of age Possess at least SPM Grade 1 Able to converse well in the English language and Malay Language. Other languages an advantage.
Jumbo Airlines, P.O.Box 58923, Jalan Semangat, Petaling Jaya. Dear Mr or Mrs, Applying for flight steward I saw your advertisement in the New Sun Times and I want to be a flight steward in your company. I am 23 years old and I have a Diploma. I have put my c.v. with this letter so that you would know my background and what I am good at. I would love to attend an interview whenever and wherever you like. Why don’t you send me an application form and more information about the work of a steward? Hoping to hear from you soon! Lots of love, Helmy No.3, Jalan Kempas 2B, Proton City, Tg. Malim Perak D.R.

6th June 2008

Interested candidates can write to: Jumbo Airlines Inc, P.O.Box 58923, Jalan semangat, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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Task 11 You are interested in a career as a college lecturer. You see the following advertisement in the newspaper. Write a letter of application attaching your certified certificates. KINGSTON COLLEGE LECTURER Must # possess a degree in education # have good communication skills # enjoy working with young adults # be interested in a career in education Write in to: The Principal, Kingston College, 189 Jalan Tun Ismail, 31350 Ipoh. State your particulars, qualifications and relevant experience if any.

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SUMMARY Tick here if you have understood

Main Skills Listening

Sub Skills Listening to a radio interview Listening Comprehension Speaking about dream job Job satisfaction interview

Notes

Speaking

Reading

Reading Vocabulary Reading Comprehension Phrases in business letter Improving a letter of application Formal letter of application The Passive Voice

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SELF ASSESSMENT Exercise 1 Fill in the blanks with the correct verb in the brackets. 1. Many accidents _____________________ (cause) by dangerous driving.

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Yoghurt _____________________ (make) from milk.

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The house _____________________ (damage) a few days ago. There's no need to worry. You ____________________ (take) there soon.

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You _____________________ (invite) to the party. Why didn't you go ?

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In Malaysia, general elections _____________________ five years.

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Originally the book _____________________ (write) in Chinese and later it _____________________ (translate) into English. I was driving quite fast but I _____________________ (overtake) of other cars. by lots

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It's a big company. One thousand people ________________ (employ) there. More than half of the Earth ____________________ (cover) by water. Water ____________________ (cover) more than half of the Earth. The main door to the faculty ____________________ (lock) at 5pm every day.

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While I was on holiday, my luggage ___________________ (steal) at the airport. The cruise ship ____________________ (sink) rather quickly but all passengers ____________________ (save). The parcel ___________________ (post) last Thursday and it ____________________ (arrive) the very next day. My family house is quite old. It _____________________ (build) in 1819 by my great grandfather. He _____________________ (build) it with his own bare hands. A new school _____________________ (build) near the junction. Work started three months ago and _____________________ (expect) to open next year.

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1. Last night, there was somebody behind us. (I think / we / follow) ___________________________________________________

2. This room looks different. ( I / paint / it / ) ___________________________________________________ 3. I can‘t find my ring. ( I think / it / steal ) ___________________________________________________

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4. I can‘t find my book. ( somebody / take / it ) ____________________________________________________ 5. Amy has a better position now. ( She / promote / last month ) ____________________________________________________ 6. Sue can't sleep in her room now. ( she / redecorate / it ) ____________________________________________________ 7. The printer broke down yesterday, but now it's fine. ( it /repair/ immediately) ________________________________________________ 8. A tree was lying across the road. ( it / blow down / by the storm ) __________________________________________________ Exercise 3 Identify and correct the errors in the following sentences. Rewrite the sentences into the passive voice. 1. A good film was show in the cinema yesterday. _________________________________________________

2. Are you sure the door were shut just now? _________________________________________________ 3. Korean is teaching at this faculty. _________________________________________________ 4. The police was shoot in the crossfire. _________________________________________________

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5. The student‘s speech can easily been understood. _________________________________________________

6. I had not inform about the new meeting venue. _________________________________________________

7. The baby was being awake by the loud noise at 4am. _________________________________________________

8. Many songs are being rendered at the party last night. _________________________________________________

9. Not much can being wrote about the new actor as he is a very private person. _________________________________________________

10. The students was being split up into groups of three. _________________________________________________

REFERENCES Leela Chakrabarty, L. & Nor Azmi Mostafa. (2009). Read up and write down: English for communication 2. Tanjung Malim, Perak: UPSI Publisher. Pollard, A. & Triggs, P. (1997). Reflective teaching in secondary education. London: Cassell.

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ANSWER KEY Task 1 1. Speakers: Gina Sulaiman, a radio host, and Jason Khoo, a Hob Space Columnist in the Asia Week Magazine Topic: Gen Y at the workplace Task: Listen for specific information

2. a. Gen Y at the workplace b. They don‘t work hard enough and can be very demanding c. 18-25 year olds (mostly) and 26-34 year olds d. No longer the issue of loyalty; people are willing to leave jobs when they are dissatisfied e. Contemporary design in the workplace, environmentally friendly place, mobile working environment and flexible working hours

3. accept any suitable answers Task 2 Accept any logical/relevant answers Task 3 Mission and Purpose:   Do you have a good understanding of the mission and goal of this organization? Do you know how your work directly contributes to the success of this organization?

 Teamwork and Communication:   Is teamwork practiced and encouraged in this organization? Are you able to voice your opinion to your immediate boss?

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Opportunities for growth   Do you receive training to enable you to perform well in your job area? Do you find your job stimulating?

Compensation   Are you satisfied with your current pay? When was the last time that you got your bonus?

Respect for Employees   Do you feel being respected at your workplace? Do you feel your talent is being valued at work?

Workplace and Resources   Is your workplace comfortable for you? Do you have enough resources that enable you to perform well in your job?

Task 4 Accept any possible solutions Task 5 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Enthusiastic Aesthetically Chiropractor Naturalpath Wellness Optimism Embrace Integrity

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Task 6 Question 1 i. Feeling very satisfied with your day at work. ii. Everyone seems to know what they are supposed to do. iii. Able to contribute productively to the company. iv. Responsible for the values that you put into your work. v. Less procedures and red tapes in meeting with immediate bosses. vi. Leaders do what they preach. Question 2 i. ii. iii. iv. v. To relate effectively and understand others to build good relationships. The company builds a workplace that is healthy, clean and aesthetically pleasing. Their efforts are recognized and supported. Opportunities for developing problem solving and communication skills were provided. Establishing an environment of openness, willingness to understand and mutual support at all levels. Support from the management through resources and growth opportunities as well as good pay, respect and appreciation for their employees contribution to the company. Accept any logical/relevant answer.

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Task 7 1. The students have been scolded by the teacher for being disobedient. 2. The bicycle was sold by the poor boy to pay his school fees. 3. Kumar was ordered by Mrs. Lee out of the classroom for disrupting the class. 4. Their essays will be handed in tomorrow. 5. Shakespearean play will be staged by final semester TESL students. 6. The book on child psychology was written by that famous professor. 7. The students were advised by the counselor to stop smoking. 8. The answer was assumed correct by them. 9. You will be taken to the manager‘s office by someone. 10. That doctor has always been spoken well of.

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Task 8 a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. 20th June grateful enclose unfortunately pleased complain hearing confirm response apply

Task 9 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. a j b e d g f h c

Self Assessment Exercise 1 1. are caused. 2. is made 3. was damaged 4. will be taken 5. were invited 6. are displayed 7. are held 8. was written / was translated 9. was overtaken 10. are employed 11. is covered 12. covers

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13. is locked or will be locked or is going to be locked 14. was stolen 15. sank / were saved or is sinking / have been saved 16. was posted / arrived 17. was built / built 18. is being built / is expected

Exercise 2 1. I think we were followed or I think we were being followed. 2. I painted it or I have painted it. 3. I think it was stolen or I think it has been stolen. 4. Somebody took it or somebody has taken it. 5. She was promoted last month. 6. She is redecorating it. 7. It was repaired immediately. 8. It was blown down by the storm

Exercise 3 1. A good film was shown in the cinema yesterday. 2. Are you sure the door was shut just now? 3. Korean is taught at this faculty. 4. The police was shot in the crossfire. 5. The student‘s speech can easily be understood. 6. I was not informed about the new meeting venue or I had not been informed about the new meeting venue. 7. The baby was awaken by the loud noise at 4am. 8. Many songs were rendered at the party last night. 9. Not much can be written about the new actor as he is a very private person. 10. The students were split up into groups of three.

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