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FORM 4 KBSM ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHEME OF WORK

2008
TERM 1:
WEEKS

THEME /
CHAPTER

3 Jan - 23 Mei 2008 (20 weeks)


LEVEL

LANGUAGE OUTCOMES/CURRICULUM SPECIFICATION


Interpersonal Use
Informational Use
Aesthetic Use

1-2
3-4

ACTIVITIES

ORIENTATION WEEK
People
Social issues

Portrait of a
Young
Person

Taking part in
conversation
Disagreeing politely
Offering advice
Keeping a journal of
daily experiences

5-6

LANGUAGE
CONTENT

People

Writing about one's


experiences in an
informal letter

Talking about oneself


Giving instructions and
advice

Friends,
Countrymen ...

Exchanging ideas and


opinions on friendship

Listening for important


details
Scanning for details
Extracting main ideas

Sonnet 18
Understanding rhythm
and rhyme
Reciting a poem

Reading extracts from a


diary:
Identifying supporting
details
Understanding context
clues
Identifying topic
sentences
Summarising and
paraphrasing topic
sentences
Writing informal letter
Applying process
writing skills

Talking about:
*values
*message

Listening for important


details
Reading a web page:
Skimming for gist
Scanning for details

The Lotus Eater


Recognizing
elements in story

Identifying main ideas


and supporting details
Understanding context
clues
Summarising and
paraphrasing main

Understanding:
* figurative language
* poetic devices
Talking about themes

Describing
characters
Talking about moral
values

Talking about the

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Grammar
Subject-verb
agreement
verb 'to be' and 'have'
Punctuation:
apostrophe
Dictation

1 Express one's feelings and


experiences
2 Ask for and give advice
3 Write a journal
4 Answer Wh-questions
5 Match words with meanings
6 Identify topic sentences
7 Write topic sentences and
Vocabulary
supporting sentence
Identifying abbreviation 8 Write a summary
Word association
9 Write an informal letter
10 Interpret meaning of stanzas
Sound System
11 Identify the message
Vowel / e /
12 Identify moral values
Intonation
13 Deduce the theme
14 Fill in the blanks
15 Answer Wh-questions
16 Complete a text
17 Dictation

Grammar
Modals:
need to, should
Imperatives
Articles with singular
and plural countable
nouns
Vocabulary
Compound words
Dictionary skills:
countable and
uncountable nouns

1 Express personal ideas and


opinions
2 Complete a diagram
3 Answer Wh-questions
4 Match words with meaning
5 Shorten sentences
6 Write a summary
7 Write an article
8 Identify elements in a story
9 Identify the setting of story
10 Describe characters
11 Arrange events in sequence

Writing about social


customs of a Malaysian
ethnic group

ideas
Writing an article

themes
Stating one's opinion of
a character

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Sound System
Vowel / I /, / i: /
Stress and intonation
in statements and
questions

12 Identify theme and moral values


13 Form compound words
14 Fill in the blanks
15 Identify and classify nouns

WEEKS
7-9

THEME /
CHAPTER
Environment

LEVEL

LANGUAGE OUTCOMES/CURRICULUM SPECIFICATION


Interpersonal Use
Informational Use
Aesthetic Use

Persuading someone to Listening for important


do something
details
Present information in
a cluster diagram

There's Been a Death


in The Opposite House
Reciting a poem
Retelling the poem

Reading topics of
current interest and
exchanging ideas

Talking about moral


values

Wildlife
Warriors

Giving opinions

Jotting down key words


and phrases
Reading an article:
Identifying main ideas
Understanding context
clues
Summarising and
paraphrasing main
ideas
Writing an article:
Expanding notes and
outline

10
11 - 12

LANGUAGE
CONTENT
Grammar
Simple present and
past tense
Present perfect tense
Punctuation: capital
letters, full stop,
comma
Dictation
Vocabulary
Acronyms
Word families:
derivatives
Word association

Understanding
figurative language
Talking about:
*message
*themes

Sound System
Consonants: / w / and
/v/

ACTIVITIES
1 Group discussion
2 Write a dialogue using
persuasive language
3 True / False statements
4 Answer Wh-questions
5 Match words/phrases with
meaning
6 Identify main ideas
7 Complete a diagram
8 Write a summary
9 Write an article
10 Interpret meaning of stanzas
11 Identify the message
12 Deduce the theme
13 State the simple past tense
form of given verbs
14 Complete a text
15 Construct sentences
16 Dictation

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Values
People
Dare to
Dream

Talking about one's


dreams

Listening to important
details
Converting information
into a table
Exchanging opinions on Reading an interview
topics of interest
Identifying supporting
details
Understanding context
clues
Summarising: reducing
the length of the text
Giving opinions
Write an interview
Initiate a discussion
Giving opinions

The Necklace
Retelling story in one's
own words
Describing characters
Narrating sequence of
events
Talking about moral
values

Talking about themes

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Grammar
Adverbs of degree
(adverb of degree +
adjective)
Interrogative pronouns
Vocabulary
Suffixes: ~ment, ~ion,
~hood, ~ship
Dictionary skills:
spelling of long words
Sound System
Consonant: /k/

1 Talk about one's dream


2 Express opinion
3 Listen and circle correct
answer
4 Answer Wh-questions
5 Match words with meaning
6 Shorten sentences
7 Write an interview
8 Sequence events
9 Write description of a character
10 Arrange events in sequence
11 Identify theme and moral values
12 Identify adverbs of degree
13 Form words using suffixes
14 Spelling

WEEKS

THEME /
CHAPTER

13 - 14 Health
Social Issues

LEVEL
1

Special
People

LANGUAGE OUTCOMES/CURRICULUM SPECIFICATION


Interpersonal Use
Informational Use
Aesthetic Use
Expressing concern and
offering help
Responding to
questions politelly by
giving the required
information

Conversing with people


one meets for the first
time

15 - 16 Values
People

Listening for important


details
Reading a fact sheet:
Scanning for details
Presenting information
in a web diagram
Using dictionary to find
meaning of words
Identifying main ideas
Understanding context
clues
Summarising:
Linking main ideas
Writing a fact sheet:
Expanding outline
Taking notes

The Road Not Taken


Reciting a poem
Retelling the poem

Grammar
Verb forms
Past perfect tense
Punctuation: colon
Vocabulary
Homonyms
Word association

Talking about values


Sound System
Consonant: / r /

Understanding
figurative language
Talking about:
themes
message
The Drover's Wife
Retelling story

Talking about personal


experiences

Listening for important


details
Converting information
into graphs

Exchanging ideas and


opinions

Jotting down key words Describing characters


and phrases
Describing the setting
Reading a narrative
of a story
Identifying supporting
Narrating sequence
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Random Acts
of Kindness

LANGUAGE
CONTENT

Grammar
Infinitives as objects
of verbs
Punctuation: semi
colon
Adjectives
Vocabulary
Adjectives of quality

ACTIVITIES
1 Match speech bubbles to
pictures
2 Listen and complete a chart
3 List names of diseases
4 True / False statements
5 MCQ
6 Identify main ideas
7 Complete sentences
8 Write summary using linking
words
9 Write a fact sheet about a
common illness
10 Interpret meaning of stanzas
11 Identify message
12 State moral values learnt
13 Deduce theme of the poem
14 State meanings of words
15 Complete sentences
16 Dictation
1 Practise expressions used in
discussion
2 True / False statements
3 Answer Wh-questions
4 Find evidence to support
statements
5 Match words with meaning
6 Identify and sequence main
events

WEEKS

THEME /
CHAPTER

17 - 18 Science and
Technology

LEVEL

Initiating and keeping a


discussion going

of events
Talking about values

Exchanging information
Making enquiries about
a product

Choosing and Ordering


a product

Wired Youth

Listening for important


details
Reading the text of an
informal talk
Following sequence of
ideas
Identifying main ideas
Understanding context
clues
Summarising:
sequencing events
Writing a talk
Expanding notes
Drawing conclusions

for describing
character
Negative prefixes
Word association
Sound System
Vowel: / /

Talking about themes

LANGUAGE OUTCOMES/CURRICULUM SPECIFICATION


Interpersonal Use
Informational Use
Aesthetic Use

details
Locating evidence to
support statements
Understanding context
clues
Summarising: identify
main events in correct
sequence
Drawing conclusions
Predicting outcomes
Writing a simple
narrative

If
Reciting a poem

Talking about values

Understanding
figurative language
Talking about the
theme and tone of
a poem
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LANGUAGE
CONTENT
Grammar
Nouns functioning as
adjectives
Sentence connectors
Sequence connectors
Vocabulary
Synonyms and
antonyms
Thesaurus skills
Word association
Sound System
Diphtong: /
/
Stress in four syllable
words

7 Write a summary using linking


words
8 Write a story
9 Identify settng
10 Sequence events
11 Write description of a character
12 Identify theme and moral values
13 Match adjectives with phrases
14 Form words with prefixes
15 Complete sentences
16 Construct sentences

ACTIVITIES
1 Express own experiences
2 True/False statements
3 Answer Wh-questions
4 Arrange events in sequence
5 Write a summary using
sequence connectors
6 Write a talk based on notes
given
7 Interpret meaning of stanzas
8 Identify message
9 State moral values learnt
10 Deduce theme of the poem
11 Identify the tone of the poem
12 Pick out the synonym
13 Replace words with antonyms
14 Complete a text

19 - 20

MID-YEAR EXAMINATION
TERM 2:

WEEKS

THEME /
CHAPTER

21 - 22 Social issues

9 Jun - 14 Nov 2008 (22 weeks)


LEVEL
1

Active Ageing
2

LANGUAGE OUTCOMES/CURRICULUM SPECIFICATION


Interpersonal Use
Informational Use
Aesthetic Use
Relating personal
experiences
Expressing concern and
sympathy
Enchanging ideas on
how society can help
the elderly

Designing a card and


writing a letter to
express concern and to
comfort

Listening for important


details
Using a dictionary to
find meaning
Jotting down key
words and phrases
Reading a poem
Identifying main points
and supporting details
Understanding context
clues
Summarising:
paraphrasing main
ideas
Drawing conclusions
Writing an informal letter
to express concern

The Sound Machine


Describing characters

Describing the setting


Narrating sequence of
events
Talking about values

Talking about theme or


issues

Writing an informal letter

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LANGUAGE
CONTENT
Grammar
Infinitives as
complements of the
verb ' to be '
Concrete and
abstract nouns
Present continuous
tense
Vocabulary
Figurative language
Thesaurus skills
Word association
Sound system
Consonant clusters
/ bl /, / br /
Contractions

ACTIVITIES
1 Match expressions with
pictures
2 Role-playing
3 Design a card
4 Listen and take notes
5 Look for meaning in dictionary
6 Answer MCQ
7 Answer Wh-questions
8 Deduce conclusion
9 Rewrite sentences
8 Write an informal letter
Sequence events
9 Write description of a character
10 Arrange events in sequence
11 Identify theme and moral values
12 Fill in the blanks
15 Construct sentences
16 Classify nouns
17 Complete a text

WEEKS

THEME /
CHAPTER

23 - 25 Social Issues

LEVEL
1

Helping Hands

26 - 27 Environment
Science and
Technology
Water,
Water,
Everywhere

LANGUAGE OUTCOMES/CURRICULUM SPECIFICATION


Interpersonal Use
Informational Use
Aesthetic Use
Responding to
questions politely by
giving the required
information
Relating personal
experiences
Giving feedback about
a service

Making and responding


to a complaint about a
service

Offering advice

Discussing plans and


making decision
Exchanging ideas on
topics of interest

Making
recommendations and
suggestions to solve a

LANGUAGE
CONTENT

Listening for important


details
Converting information
to graphics
Reading extracts from
letters of complaint
Identifying text type
Skimming for gist
Finding evidence to
support statements
Understanding context
clues
Identify main ideas
Summarising and
paraphrasing main ideas
Writing a letter of
complaint
Expanding outline
Applying process
writing skills

si-tenggang's
homecoming
Reciting poem with
feelings and with correct
pronunciation,
intonation, stess and
rhythm

Listening for important


details
Reading a brochure
Scanning for details
Identifying supporting
details
Understanding context
clues
Using headings to
understand main points
Summarising and
paraphrasing
Writing a brochure for a
water campaign

Looking for a Rain God


Describing characters

Grammar
Prepositions of
direction and purpose

Describing the setting


Narrating sequence of
events
Talking about values

Vocabulary
Cliches
Thesaurus skills:
word families
Word association

Describing setting
Understanding cultural
background
Talking about values

Grammar
Adjectives used as
nouns
Gerunds
Punctuation:
exclamation mark
Vocabulary
Euphemisms
Synonyms
Word association
Sound System
Consonants:
/ eks /, / z /

Understanding literal
and figurative meaning
Talking about the theme

Talking about theme or


issues

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Sound System
Diphthongs:
/
/,/
/

ACTIVITIES
1 Role-play dialogues
2 Present personal views
3 Expressions for making and
responding to a complaint
4 Listen and identify
5 True / False statements
6 Identify supporting evidence
7 Answering Wh-questions
8 Answer MCQ
9 Identify main ideas
10 Complete a diagram / table
11 Write a summary
12 Write a formal letter of
complaint
13 Interpret meaning of stanzas
14 Identify the message
15 Identify moral values
16 Deduce the theme
17 Match phrases with euphemism

1 Group discussion
2 Complete sentences
3 Answer Wh-questions
4 Find evidence to support
statements
5 Match words with meaning
6 Identify main points using
headings
7 Write a summary
8 Sequence events
9 Write description of a character
10 Arrange events in sequence
11 Identify theme and moral values
12 Express one's opinion of the
text

problem

13 Find meaning for the cliches


14 List word families
15 Detect errors

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WEEKS

THEME /
CHAPTER

28 - 29 Science and
Technology
Values
The
Competitive
Edge

LEVEL
1

LANGUAGE OUTCOMES/CURRICULUM SPECIFICATION


Interpersonal Use
Informational Use
Aesthetic Use
Talking about one's
preferences

Listening for important


details
Presenting information
using graphics
Converting information
in graphics
Discussing plans and
Reading a report
arrangements
Identifying main ideas
Making decisions based and supporting details
on agreement of the
Interpreting non-linear
group
texts - tables and graphs
Understanding context
clues
Summarising and
paraphrasing
Interviewing people
Writing a report based
using a questionnaire
on tables & graphs

Monsoon History
Reciting a poem

Describing setting
Understanding cultural
background
Talking about values

Understanding
literal and figurative
meaning
Talking about theme
and message

LANGUAGE
CONTENT
Grammar
Prepositions of: time,
place
Adjectives of
comparison
Punctuation: the
Hyphen
Vocabulary
Prefixes
Word association
Sound system
Consonant clusters:
/ fl / , / sl /
Homographs

ACTIVITIES
1 Express one's preferences
2 Plan an outing
3 Listen to and take notes
4 Draw a chart/graph
5 Answer Wh-questions
6 Identify the apporpriate
synonyms
7 Identify main ideas
8 Write a summary
9 Write a report
10 Interpret meaning of stanzas
11 Identify the message
12 Identify moral values
13 Deduce the theme
14 Identify the setting and cultural
elements
15 Form words using prefixes
16 State meaning of words
17 Construct sentences

UJIAN SELARAS BERFOKUS 2

30
31 - 32 Environment
People
For the
Common
Good

Responding to
questions politely by
giving the required
information
Exchanging opinions on
topics on current
interest
Making a speech to
persuade someone

Listening for important


details

The Sound Machine:


Rising Action and
Climax

Reading points of views Narrate sequence of


on current interest
events
Identifying supporting
details
Understanding context
clues
Drawing conclusions
Identifying cause and
effect
Identifying points of
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Grammar
Connectors:
conjunctions
logical connectors
simple, compound
and complex
sentences
Vocabulary
Homophones
Thesaurus skills
Synonyms
Word association

1 Match answers to questions


2 True/False statements
3 Answer Wh-questions
4 State meaning of
words/phrases
5 Identify points of view
6 Identify cause and effect
7 Paraphrase sentences
8 Write a summary
9 Write a persuasive speech
10 Arrange events in sequence
11 Identify rising action events
12 Identify the climax
13 Construct sentences

view
Summarising and
paraphrasing
3

Write a speech

Sound System
Consonant clusters
State one's opinion of
the text

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/ kl / and / kr /

14 Find suitable synonyms


15 Complete a text
16 Distinguish between simple,
compound and complex
sentences

WEEKS

THEME /
CHAPTER

33 - 34 Environment
People

LEVEL
1

Earth Matters!
2

35 - 36 Values
People
Culture
A Rainbow
Nation

LANGUAGE OUTCOMES/CURRICULUM SPECIFICATION


Aesthetic Use
Interpersonal Use
Informational Use
Talking about one's past Listening for important
experiences
details
Disagreeing politely
Reading a journal
Scanning for details
Persuading someone to Jotting down key words
do something
Identifying supporting
details
Understanding context
clues
Summarising:
Idenitfying relevant
information
Paraphrasing
Suggesting ways to
Making inferences
solve problems
Writing a personal
recount
Expanding notes

Review
Poems:
Poetic devices

Exchanging ideas/
information/opinions on
topics of current interest
Talking about one's
feelings and preferences

Review
Poems:
Poetic devices

Lion Dance

Making and responding


to a complaint about a
service

Listening for gist and


important details
Reading description of
a festival
Scanning for details
Identifying main points
and supporting details
Making inferences
Understanding context
clues
Summarising and
paraphrasing main
ideas and supporting
details
Taking notes
Drawing conclusions
Writing description of
a festival

LANGUAGE
CONTENT
Grammar
Possessive
adjectives
Possessive
pronouns
Demonstrative
pronouns
Punctuation: brackets
Dictation
Vocabulary
Suffixes: ~ly, ~ness,
~fy, ~ful
Word association
Sound System
Consonant clusters:
ps/s/, gn/n/

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Grammar
Prepositions
Phrasal verbs
Present tense
Vocabulary
Idiomatic expressions
Dictionary and
Thesaurus skills:
Phrasal verbs
Word association
Sound System
Consonant clusters:
/ zm / and / sp /

ACTIVITIES
1 Express one's past
experiences
2 True / false statements
3 Answer Wh-questions
4 MCQ
5 Identify main points
6 Identify relevant information
7 Write a summary
8 Write a personal recount
9 State types of poetic devices
10 Identify examples of poetic
devices
11 Identify words with suffixes
12 Form words using suffixes
13 Distinguish between possesive
adjectives, possessive
pronouns and demonstrative
pronouns
14 insert brackets
15 Dictation
1 Write a short dialogue for
complaining about poor
service
2 Listen and complete a text
3 Answer Wh-questions
4 Match word to meaning
5 Identify main ideas and
supporting details
6 Write a summary
7 Write a description of a festival
8 State types of poetic devices
9 Identify examples of poetic
devices
10 Complete a word web
11 Identify idioms and their
meaning
12 Form phrasal verbs
13 Complete a text
14 Construct sentences

WEEKS

THEME /
CHAPTER

37 - 38 Values
People

LEVEL
1

Listening to important
details
Writing a message
Reading messages /
a story
Identifying main ideas
and supporting details
Understanding context
clues
Read an article and give oSummarising and
opinions
paraphrasing
Initaiting and keeping a Taking notes
discussion going
Predicting outcomes
Writing an article
Writing a simple
narrative

Review
Story stories:
Literary elements

Talking about one's


special interests

Review
Story stories:
Literary elements

Exchanging ideas and


opinions on topics of
current issues

A Culture of
Peace
2
The Missing
Handbag
3

39 - 40 Science and
Technology
Future
Gazing

LANGUAGE OUTCOMES/CURRICULUM SPECIFICATION


Aesthetic Use
Interpersonal Use
Informational Use

Talking about one's


feeling
Writing a message to
persuade youths to
support world peace
Exchanging ideas and
opinions on topics of
current interest

Suggesting ways to
solve problem

Reading descriptive
accounts
Following sequence of
events
Identifying supporting
details
Understanding context
clues
Summarising:
Idenitfying relevant
information
Paraphrasing
Drawing conclusions
Writing a descriptive
account

LANGUAGE
CONTENT
Grammar
Adjective and
preposition
combination
Adverbs of time,
frequency
Past tense
Vocabulary
Borrowed words
Prefixes: anti~, ex~,
super~, uni~
Word association
Sound System
Consonant clusters:
/ lm /, / m /

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Grammar
Passive construction
Adverb of manner
Future tense
Vocabulary
New words: use
electronic dictionary
Thesaurus skills:
converting informal
language to formal
language
Word association
Sound System

ACTIVITIES
1 Express one's feelings,
opinions and thoughts about
world peace
2 Complete sentences
3 Answer Wh-questions
4 Identify key words
5 Write a summary
6 Write an article
7 Write a story
8 Match words with meanings
9 Identify elements in a story
10 Revise short stories
11 Complete a word web
12 Find meaning of words in
dictionary
13 Rewrite words using prefixes
Construct sentences
1 Group discussion:
2 Suggest ways to solve problems
3 List main ideas and supporting
details
4 Answer Wh-questions
5 List the advantages and
disadvantages of genetic
engineering
6 Match words with meaning
7 Identify relevant points
8 Write a summary
9 Write a descriptive account
10 Identify informal langauge
11 Replace informal language
with formal language

Diphthong: / ei /

41 - 42

13 Complete a text
14 Revise short stories

END OF YEAR EXAMINATION

Prepared by:
Checked by:
Lam Mei Leng, PJK

Verified by:
Puan Mai Kalsum bt
Meor Mohamed
Head of English Department

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Puan Asmawati bt Razali


Senior Teacher of Language
Department

SH LANGUAGE SCHEME OF WORK


2008
EDUCATIONAL
EMPHASES

ORIENTATION WEEK
Thinking Skills:
Identifying causes
ICT Skills:
Internet search

Thinking Skills:
evaluating
giving casual
explanation
Multiple Intelligence
intrapersonal visual
- spatial
Learning How to
Learn /
ICT Skills:
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Acquisition: using
the blurb

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EDUCATIONAL
EMPHASES

Thinking skills:
identifying true /
false statements
Multiple
Intelligences:
bodily kinaesthetic
ICT Skills:
Internet for
research

IAN SELARAS BERFOKUS 1


Thinking skills:
evaluating
ICT Skills:
Internet for research
Knowledge
Acquisition: using
different sources to
complete a project

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EDUCATIONAL
EMPHASES
Thinking Skills:
making association
ICT Skills:
Internet and library
research

Thinking Skills:
identifying true / false
statements
Learning How to Learn:
using title page and
table of contents

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EDUCATIONAL
EMPHASES
Thinking Skills:
comparing and
contrasting
Preparation for the
Real World:
occupations in the
field of science
and technology

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MID-YEAR EXAMINATION

EDUCATIONAL
EMPHASES
Thinking Skills:
making inferences
Multiple
Intelligences:
linguistic verbal/bodily kinaesthetic
Learning How to
Learn /
ICT Skills:
on-line library
search

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EDUCATIONAL
EMPHASES
Learning How to
Learn:
Knowledge Acquisition using bibliography
Values and Citizenship
Education:
research stories of
courage / organisations
that care for the
disabled

Multiple
Intelligences:
visual-spatial
Preparations for the
Real World/ICT
Skills:
Internet search on
organisations for
water conservation

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EDUCATIONAL
EMPHASES
Thinking Skills:
making
interpretations
sequencing
Multiple
Intelligences:
musical
logicalmathematical

IAN SELARAS BERFOKUS 2


Thinking Skills:
evaluating
making
interpretation
Learning How to
Learn:
knowledge acquisition using the index

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EDUCATIONAL
EMPHASES
Values and
Citizenship
Education:
collective
responsibility,
involvement in world
organisation

Multiple
Intelligences:
verbal-linguistic /
bodily-kinaesthetic

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EDUCATIONAL
EMPHASES
Thinking Skills:
making
associations
comparing and
contrasting
Learning How to
Learn:
using the glossary

Thinking Skills:
solving problems
identify causes and
effects
Preparations for the
Real World:
Vision 2020 - A
planned city

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D OF YEAR EXAMINATION

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FORM 4 KBSM ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHEME OF WORK


2013
TERM 1:
WEEKS
1-4

THEME /
TOPIC
People

2 JAN - 24 MAY 2013 (20 weeks)


LEVEL
1

Talking about oneself


Giving instructions and
advice

Exchanging ideas and


opinions on friendship

Friends,
Countrymen ...
Lion Dance

Writing about social


customs of a Malaysian
ethnic group

Listening for important


details
Reading a web page:
Skimming for gist
Scanning for details
Identifying main ideas
and supporting details
Understanding context
clues
Summarising and
paraphrasing main
ideas
Writing a description of
a festival

In The Midst of Hardship


Understanding rhythm
and rhyme
Reciting a poem
Describing the setting
Understanding setting

Talking about themes

LANGUAGE
CONTENT
Grammar
Subject-verb
agreement
Modals:
need to, should
Artilces
Punctuation:
apostrophe
Vocabulary
Compound words
Countable and
uncountable nouns

Environment

Wildlife
Warriors
2
Environmental
Degradation

1 Listen and complete a diagram


2 Express personal ideas and
opinions
3 Answer Wh-questions
4 Match words with meaning
5 Shorten sentences
6 Write a summary
7 Write a description of a festival
8 Identify the setting
9 Form compound nouns
10 Identify and classify nouns
11 Deduce the theme
12 Fill in the blanks
13 Complete texts

Sound System
Vowel / I /, / i: /
Stress and intonation

Persuading someone to Presenting information


do something
in a cluster diagram
Reading an article:
Identifying main ideas
Reading topics of
Understanding context
current interest and
clues
exchange ideas
Summarising and
paraphrasing main
ideas
Expanding notes and
outline
Giving opinions
Writing a formal letter
of complaint

QWERTYUIOP
Recognising elements
in story
Describing setting
Talking about plot
and understanding it

Talking about themes

Grammar
Tenses:
Simple present
Simple past
Present perfect
Punctuation: capital
letters, full stop,
comma
Vocabulary
Word families:
derivatives
Word association
Sound System
Consonants: / w /

F4

ACTIVITIES

Pre USBF 1 ( 30 Jan - 1 Feb 2013 )

5
6-8

LEARNING OUTCOMES/CURRICULUM SPECIFICATION


Interpersonal Use
Informational Use
Aesthetic Use

27

1 Group discussion
2 Write a dialogue using
persuasive language
3 True / False statements
4 Answer Wh-questions
5 Match words/phrases with
meaning
6 Identify main ideas
7 Complete a diagram
8 Write a summary
9 Write a formal letter of complaint
10 Identify elements in a story
11 Arrange events in sequence
12 Describe plot
13 Identify themes
14 State the simple past tense
mll

and / v /

F4

28

form of given verbs


15 Punatuate sentences
16 Fill in he blanks
17 Complete texts

mll

WEEKS
9 - 12

THEME /
TOPIC
Values
People
Dare to
Dream

LEVEL
1

LEARNING OUTCOMES/CURRICULUM SPECIFICATION


Interpersonal Use
Informational Use
Aesthetic Use
Talking about one's
dreams

Listening to important
details
Converting information
into a table
Exchanging opinions on Reading an interview
topics of interest
Identifying supporting
details
Understanding context
clues
Summarising: reducing
the length of the text
Giving opinions
Write an interview
Initiate a discussion

10
13 - 15

He Had Such Quiet Eyes


Understanding rhythm
and rhyme
Reciting the poem
Describing the setting

ACTIVITIES

Grammar
Adverbs of degree
(adverb of degree +
adjective)
Interrogative pronouns

1 Talk about one's dream


2 Express opinion
3 Listen and circle correct
answer
4 Answer wh-questions
5 Match words with meaning
6 Shorten sentences
7 Write a summary
8 Write an interview
9 Interpret meaning of stanzas
10 Identify the message
11 Deduce theme and moral values
12 Identify adverbs of degree
13 Fill in the blanks
14 Construct sentences
15 Construct questions
16 Form words using suffixes

Vocabulary
Suffixes: ~ment, ~ion,
~hood, ~ship
Dictionary skills:
spelling of long words
Describing the theme
Understanding theme

Sound System
Consonant: /k/

UJIAN SELARAS BERFOKUS 1


(5 March - 7 March 2013)
Health
Social Issues

Expressing concern and


offering help
Responding to
questions politelly by
giving the required
information

Reading a fact sheet:


Scanning for details
Presenting information
in a web diagram
Using dictionary to find
meaning of words

The Fruitcake Special


Retelling story in one's
own words
Describing plot
Narrating sequence of
events

Conversing with people


one meets for the first
time

Identifying main ideas


Understanding context
clues
Summarising:
Linking main ideas

Talking about setting

Writing an article

Talking about themes


Understanding the
themes

Special
People
Good Health

F4

LANGUAGE
CONTENT

Grammar
Verb forms
Past perfect tense
Imperatives
Punctuation: colon
Vocabulary
Homonyms
Word association
Sound System
Consonant: / r /

29

1 Match speech bubbles to


pictures
2 List names of diseases
3 True / False statements
4 Identify main ideas
5 Match words/phrases with
meaning
6 Write a summary using linking
words
7 Write an article
8 Arrange events in sequence
9 Identify the setting
10 Construct sentences
11 Identify themes
12 Complete a table
13 Complete sentences
14 Complete texts
15 Punctuate sentences

mll

F4

30

mll

WEEKS

THEME /
TOPIC

LEVEL

15
16-18

LEARNING OUTCOMES/CURRICULUM SPECIFICATION


LANGUAGE
Interpersonal Use
Informational Use
Aesthetic Use
CONTENT
PRE MID YEAR EXAM TEST
(16 April - 18 April 2013)

Values
People

Talking about
personal experiences

Listening for important


details

Random Acts
of Kindness

Exchanging ideas and


opinions

Reading a narrative
Identifying supporting
details
Locating evidence to
support statements
Understanding context
clues
Summarising: identify
main events in correct
sequence

Initiating and keeping a


discussion going

TERM 2:
THEME /
TOPIC

20 - 22 Science and
Technology

Vocabulary
Adjectives of quality
for describing
character
Understanding
figurative language
Understanding poetic
devices

Negative prefixes

1 Practise expressions used in


discussion
2 True / False statements
3 Answer Wh-questions
4 Find evidence to support
statements
5 Match words with meaning
6 Write a summary using linking
words
7 Write a simple narrative
8 Interpret poetic devices
9 Identify message
10 State moral values learnt
11 Deduce the message/values
12 Complete a table
13 Complete sentences
14 Complete texts

10 June - 15 Nov 2013 (22 weeks)


LEVEL
1

LEARNING OUTCOMES/CURRICULUM SPECIFICATION


Interpersonal Use
Informational Use
Aesthetic Use
Exchanging information
Making enquiries about
a product

Wired Youth
2
Airbags

F4

Grammar
Adjectives
Comparison of
adjectives
Modals
Articles
Punctuation: semi
colon

MID-YEAR EXAMINATION (6 May - 17 May 2013)

18-19

WEEKS

Drawing conclusions
Predicting outcomes
Writing a simple
narrative

In The Midst of Hardship


Reciting a poem
Retelling the poem
Talking about values
and messages

ACTIVITIES

Choosing and Ordering


a product

Reading the text of an


informal talk
Following sequence of
ideas
Identifying main ideas
Understanding context
clues
Summarising:
sequencing events

Gulp and Gasp


Describing setting
of the drama
Describing the plot
Narrating sequence
of events

31

LANGUAGE
CONTENT
Grammar
Nouns functioning as
adjectives
Conjunctions
Sentence connectors
Sequence connectors
Vocabulary
Synonyms and
antonyms
Thesaurus skills

ACTIVITIES
1 Role play
2 Write and practise a dialogue
3 Answer Wh-questions
4 Form wh-questions
5 Match words with meanings
6 Arrange events in sequence
7 Write a summary using
sequence connectors
8 Write a talk
9 Write a formal letter to order a
product
mll

Writing a talk
Writing a formal letter to
order a product
Drawing conclusions
Talking about themes
or issues

WEEKS

THEME /
TOPIC

23 - 25 Social issues
Active
Ageing

LEVEL
1

Expressing concern
and sympathy

Using a dictionary to
find meaning

Enchanging ideas on
how society can help
the elderly

Reading a poem or a
short story
Identifying main points
and supporting details
Understanding context
clues
Summarising: identify
main events in correct
sequence

A Mother's
Sacrifice

26 - 28 Social Issues

LEARNING OUTCOMES/CURRICULUM SPECIFICATION


Interpersonal Use
Informational Use
Aesthetic Use

LANGUAGE
CONTENT

He Had Such Quiet Eyes Grammar


Reciting a poem
Present continuous
tense
Understanding messages Concrete and
Talking about values
abstract nouns
Prepositions of:
time, direction,
position and purpose
Vocabulary
Figurative language
Thesaurus skills
Word association

Designing a card and


writing a letter to
express concern and to
comfort

Drawing conclusions
Writing an informal
letter to express
concern

Understanding
figurative language
Talking about the
poetic devices

Relating personal
experiences

Giving feedback about


a service

Converting information
to graphics
Reading extracts from
letters of complaint
Identifying text type
Skimming for gist
Finding evidence to
support statements
Understanding context
clues
Identify main ideas
Summarising and

QWERTYUIOP
Grammar
Describing characters
Adjectives used as
Understanding charactersnouns
Gerunds
Prepositions
Punctuation:
exclamation mark

Helping Hands

F4

Sound System
Stress in four syllable
words

Vocabulary
Euphemisms
Word association
Prefixes
32

10 Describe the setting


11 Arrange events in sequence
12 Complete text
13 Identify theme
14 Pick out the synonym
15 Replace words with antonyms

ACTIVITIES
1 Match expressions with
pictures
2 Role-playing
3 Look for meaning in dictionary
4 Answer MCQ
5 Answer Wh-questions
6 Deduce conclusion
7 Sequence events
8 Write a summary using
connectors
9 Write an informal letter
10 Interpret meaning of stanzas
11 Identify moral values
12 Deduce theme and message
15 Fill in the blanks
16 Construct sentences
17 Classify nouns
18 Complete texts
1 Present personal views
2 Practise expressions for making
and responding to complaints
3 True / False statements
4 Identify supporting evidence
5 Answering Wh-questions
6 Answer MCQ
7 Identify main ideas
8 Complete a diagram / table
9 Write a summary
10 Write a formal letter of
complaint about a service
mll

Making and responding


to a complaint about a
service

THEME /
TOPIC

29 - 31 Environment
People
For the
Common
Good

LEVEL
1

Recycling

32 - 34 Values
People

2
A Rainbow
F4

Sound System
Consonants:
/ eks /, / z /

11 Describe the setting


12 Arrange events in sequence
13 Describe characters
14 Identify theme and moral values
15 Match phrases with euphemism
16 Complete sentences
17 Punctuate sentences
18 Word formation

UJIAN SELARAS BERFOKUS 2 (30 July - 1 Aug 2013)

27

WEEKS

paraphrasing main ideas


Writing a letter of
complaint
Expanding outline
Talking about values
and messages

LEARNING OUTCOMES/CURRICULUM SPECIFICATION


Interpersonal Use
Informational Use
Aesthetic Use
Responding to
questions politely by
giving the required
information
Exchanging opinions on
topics on current
interest
Making a speech to
persuade someone

LANGUAGE
CONTENT

The Fruitcake Special


Grammar
Talking about characters Connectors:
Describing them
conjunctions
Simple, compound
Reading points of views Talking about values
and complex
on current interest
and messages
sentences
Identifying supporting
details
Understanding context
clues
Vocabulary
Drawing conclusions
Homophones
Identifying cause and
Thesaurus skills
effect
Synonyms
Identifying points of
view
Summarising and
Sound System
paraphrasing
Consonant clusters
Write a speech
/ kl / and / kr /
Write a recount

Talking about one's


Reading a regular
feelings and preferences column in a newspaper
Scanning for details
Exchanging ideas/
Identifying main points
information/opinions on and supporting details

Gulp and Gasp


Talking about characters
in the drama
Understanding them
33

Grammar
Prepositions
Phrasal verbs
Present tense

ACTIVITIES
1 Match answers to questions
2 Answer Wh-questions
3 Give meaning of words/phrases
4 Identify points of view
5 Identify cause and effect
6 Paraphrase sentences
7 Write a summary
8 Write a persuasive speech
9 Write a recount
10 Fill in the blanks
11 Identify moral values
12 Deduce theme and message
13 Find suitable synonyms
14 Complete a text
15 Construct sentences
16 Distinguish between simple,
17 compound and complex
sentences

1 Write a short dialogue:


complaining about poor
service
2 Answer Wh-questions
3 Match words with meaning
mll

Nation

topics of current interest Making inferences


Understanding context
clues
Summarising and
paraphrasing main
ideas and supporting
details

The Missing
Handbag

33

F4

Making and responding


to a complaint about a
service

Drawing conclusions
Write an article

Vocabulary
Idiomatic expressions
Dictionary and
Thesaurus skills:
Phrasal verbs
Word association

Discussing the values


and messages
Exploring the literary
devices

4 Identify main ideas and


supporting details
5 Complete a flow chart
6 Write a summary
7 Write an article
8 Arrange events in sequence
9 Describe characters
10 Identify theme and moral values
11 Complete a word web
12 Identify idioms and their
meaning
13 Form phrasal verbs
14 Complete a text
15 Construct sentences

PRE END YEAR EXAM TEST (17 Sept - 19 Sept 2013)

34

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WEEKS

35-37

THEME /
TOPIC
Science and
Technology
Future
Gazing

LEVEL

LEARNING OUTCOMES/CURRICULUM SPECIFICATION


Aesthetic Use
Interpersonal Use
Informational Use

Talking about one's


special interests

Exchanging ideas and


opinions on topics of
current issues

Suggesting ways to
solve problems

Gulp and Gasp


Grammar
Retelling the drama using Passive construction
own words
Adverb of manner
Future tense

Talking about the style


of language used

Vocabulary
New words: use
electronic dictionary
Thesaurus skills:
converting informal
language to formal
language
Word association
Sound System
Diphthong: / ei /

ACTIVITIES

1 Group discussion:
2 Suggest ways to solve problems
3 List main ideas and supporting
details
4 Answer Wh-questions
5 List the advantages and
disadvantages of genetic
engineering
6 Match words with meaning
7 Identify relevant points
8 Write a summary
9 Write a descriptive account
10 Interpret meaning of stanzas
11 Identify moral values
13 Complete a text
14 Identify informal langauge
15 Replace informal language
with formal language

END OF YEAR EXAMINATION (21 Oct - 1 Nov 2013)

38-39

Prepared by:
Syazrin Syimee Sharifuddin

F4

Reading descriptive
accounts
Following sequence of
events
Identifying supporting
details
Understanding context
clues
Summarising:
Idenitfying relevant
information
Paraphrasing
Drawing conclusions
Writing a descriptive
account

LANGUAGE
CONTENT

Checked by:

Verified by;
Adila bt Ahmad
Head of English Panel

Julaila bt Yahya
Head of the Language Department

35

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F4

36

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SH LANGUAGE SCHEME OF WORK


2013
EDUCATIONAL
EMPHASES
Thinking Skills:
evaluating
giving casual
explanation
Multiple Intelligence
intrapersonal visual
- spatial
Learning How to
Learn /
ICT Skills:
Acquisition: using
the blurb

Thinking skills:
identifying true /
false statements
Multiple
Intelligences:
bodily - kinaesthetic
ICT Skills:
Internet for
research

F4

37

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F4

38

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EDUCATIONAL
EMPHASES
Thinking skills:
evaluating
ICT Skills:
Internet for research
Knowledge
Acquisition: using
different sources to
complete a project

JIAN SELARAS BERFOKUS 1


Thinking Skills:
making association
ICT Skills:
Internet and library
research

F4

39

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F4

40

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EDUCATIONAL
EMPHASES

PRE MID YEAR EXAM TEST


Thinking Skills:
identifying true /
false statements
Learning How to
Learn: using title
page and table of
contents

XAMINATION (6 May - 17 May 2013)


EDUCATIONAL
EMPHASES
Thinking Skills:
comparing and
contrasting
Preparation for the
Real World:
occupations in the
field of science
and technology

F4

41

mll

EDUCATIONAL
EMPHASES
Thinking Skills:
making inferences
Multiple
Intelligences:
linguistic verbal/bodily kinaesthetic
Learning How to
Learn /
ICT Skills:
on-line library
search

Learning How to
Learn:
Knowledge
Acquisition - using
bibliography
Values and
Citizenship
Education:
research stories of
courage /
organisations that
care for the disabled
F4

42

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S BERFOKUS 2 (30 July - 1 Aug 2013)

EDUCATIONAL
EMPHASES
Thinking Skills:
evaluating
making
interpretation
Learning How to
Learn:
knowledge
acquisition - using
the index

Thinking Skills:
making inferences
Multiple
Intelligences:
F4

43

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verbal-linguistic /
bodily-kinaesthetic

R EXAM TEST (17 Sept - 19 Sept 2013)

F4

44

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EDUCATIONAL
EMPHASES
Thinking Skills:
solving problems
identify causes and
effects
Preparations for the
Real World:
Vision 2020 - A
planned city

EXAMINATION (21 Oct - 1 Nov 2013)

F4

45

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F4

46

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