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SCHEME OF WORK FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE

FORM 4
2009

THEME/ LEARNING LANGUAGE


WEEK DOMAIN SPECIFICATIONS ACTIVITIES
TOPIC OUTCOMES CONTENT

1–5 Theme 1 : Students should be able to: 1.0 Level 1 GRAMMAR • Writing & talking about
People 1.1 Make friends and keep Interpersonal i. Talking about oneself to others, Language forms wedding customs & rituals.
friendships by sharing information about each and functions • Comparing & contrasting
Knowing Me a. taking part in other that is of interest to both wedding customs.
Knowing You conversations and parties. • Problem solving and decision
discussions. SOUND SYSTEM making.
d. exchanging ideas, Vowel sounds • Reading a variety of texts.
information and /i/ /i:/ • Scanning for details by
opinions on topics of ticking true or false
interest. VOCABULARY statements.
1.2 Take part in social Level 2 • Refer to wordlist • Finding meaning of words
interaction by vi. Making a decision regarding an • Dictionary skills using contextual clues.
a. carrying out a action to be taken based on
variety of language agreement of all members of a
functions. group.
b. discussing plans and vii. Read topics of current interest
arrangements in and exchange ideas.
solving problems &
making decisions.

2.2 Process information 2.0 Processing texts read by


by Informational Level 1
a. skimming & ii. Skimming for gist.
scanning for iii. Scanning for details.
specific vi. Using the dictionary to find the
information & meanings of words.
ideas.

GRAMMAR
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1.0 Level 1 Subject-verb • Completing a conversation.
Interpersonal i. Sharing information about each agreement • Role play using cue cards.
Looking Up 1.1 Make friends and keep other that is of interest to both parties. Adjectives and • Listening & completing a
Lifestyles friendships by nouns table.
c. exchanging ideas, • Writing a composition –
information and SOUND SYSTEM whether the use if the mobile
opinions on topics of Level 1 Words from phone should be restricted.
interest. i. Disagreeing politely. foreign languages
1.2 Take part in social ii. Offering advice.
interaction by iii. Expressing concern.
a. carrying out a iv. Persuading someone to do
variety of something.
language functions.
2.0 Level 3
Informational viii. Apply process writing skills.
2.3 Present information by
b. explaining.
f. composing, revising
& editing drafts; &
checking accuracy of
spelling, punctuation
& grammar.

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THEME/ LEARNING LANGUAGE
WEEK DOMAIN SPECIFICATIONS ACTIVITIES
TOPIC OUTCOMES CONTENT

1-5 Literature: Students should be able to: 3.0 Level 1 • Comparing and contrasting
3.1 Listen to, read, view Aesthetic i. Reciting poems with feelings and ways of expressing love.
Poem - Sonnet and respond to literary expressions and with the correct • Changing Shakespearean
18 works by pronunciation, intonation, stress language to modern
a. explaining the and rhythm. language.
message the writer is iii. Retelling the poem in one’s own • Reciting poem.
trying to convey and words. • Writing out the rhyme
discussing how this scheme.
relates to one’s life. Level 3 • Matching lines with
b. explaining the xiii. Understanding the figurative paraphrased version.
message the writer is language of the text.
trying to convey and
discussing how this
relates to one’s life.
d. reciting poems with
feeling and
expression.

Literature: Students should be able to: 3.0 Level 1 • Telling the plot of the
Aesthetic iii. Retelling the story in one’s own story with the help of
Short Story - 3.1 Listen to, read, view words. pictures.
1-5 The Necklace and respond to literary • Rearranging sequence of
works by Level 2 events.
b. recognizing elements iv. Narrating sequence of events • Identifying changes in
in a story such as i. Describing characters and writing the characters’ personality.
characters and setting. simple descriptions. • Completing worksheet(s)
c. explaining the message to identify themes and moral
the writer is trying to Level 3 values.
convey and discussing x. Talking about the theme in a • Writing a poem based on
how this relates to story. the story.
one’s life.

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THEME/ LEARNING LANGUAGE
WEEK DOMAIN SPECIFICATIONS ACTIVITIES
TOPIC OUTCOMES CONTENT

3.2 Express themselves Level 3


creatively and vi. Composing simple poems.
imaginatively by
a. Composing simple
poems.

6 -12 Theme 2 : Students should be able to: 2.0 Level 3 GRAMMAR • Completing a quiz.
Health: 2.3. Present information Informational viii. Applying process writing skills. Prepositions of • Role playing.
by time • Discussing a meal plan.
Healthy Living b. explaining. Prepositions of • Writing an essay.
c. composing, revising association • Further activity : e.g. Futures
and editing drafts; and Studies Skills
checking accuracy of CONSONANT e.g. To forecast what may
spelling, punctuation SOUNDS happen if we do not take care
and grammar. /k/ /ks/ /z/ of our health (in 20 years’
i. using appropriate time).
format, conventions
and grammar when
presenting
information.

Students should be able to: 1.0 Level 1 GRAMMAR • Answering questions based
1.1 Make friends and Interpersonal ii. Responding to questions politely The Present Perfect on pictures.
keep friendships by by giving the required information. Tense • Listening to a conversation.
Checking Up a. taking part in The Simple Past • Listening for specific
On Health conversations and Tense information and ticking the
discussions. correct answer.
• Listening for specific
SOUND SYSTEM information to complete a
2.1 Obtain information for 2.0 Processing text read by: Stress on four- flow chart.
different purposes by Informational Level 1 syllable words • Reading for details, making
a. reading materials in Scanning for details. inferences, moving beyond
print such as reports Level 2 the text.
and articles and using vii. Identifying main ideas. VOCABULARY • Using a thesaurus.
other electronic media Refer to wordlist
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THEME/ LEARNING LANGUAGE
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TOPIC OUTCOMES CONTENT
such as the Internet. Level 3
xiv. Drawing conclusions.
2.2 Process information
by
a. skimming and
scanning for specific
information and ideas.
b. drawing conclusions

TEST 1 : FORM 1-5


2-6 .3. 09

DISCUSSION
9-13 .3. 09

MID TERM HOLIDAYS


14- 22. 3. 09

6-12 Literature: Students should be able to: 3.0 Level 1 • Locating setting on a
3.1 Listen to, read, view Aesthetic iii. Retelling the story in one’s own map.
Short Story - and respond to literary words. • Describing pictures.
The Lotus works by • Drawing graph of plot.
Eater b. recognizing elements Level 2 • Charade – guess who
in a story such as iv. Narrating sequence of events character is.
characters and setting. ii. Describing characters and writing • Completing
c. explaining the message simple descriptions. worksheet(s).
the writer is trying to iii. Making predictions as to what
convey and discussing might have happen next in the
how this relates to story.
one’s life.
Level 3
x. Talking about the theme in a
story.

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THEME/ LEARNING LANGUAGE
WEEK DOMAIN SPECIFICATIONS ACTIVITIES
TOPIC OUTCOMES CONTENT
Students should be able to: 3.0 Level 1 •Reading the poem aloud.
6-12 Literature: 3.1 Listen to, read, view Aesthetic i.Reciting poems with feelings and •Identifying symbols.
and respond to literary expressions and with the correct •Relating the situation in the
The Road Not works by pronunciation, intonation,stress and poem to real life.
Taken e. reciting poems with rhythm. •Completing worksheet(s).
feeling and
expression. Level 2
ix.Talking about how events,
characters and the poem remind one
of events in real life.

Level 3
xi. Talking about the message the
poet is trying to put across in her/his
poem.
xiii.Understand some of the
figurative language of the text.

6-12 Literature: Students should be able to: 3.0 Level 1


3.1 Listen to, read, view Aesthetic iv. Retelling the story in one’s • Rearranging sequence of
Short Story - and respond to literary own words. events.
Looking For A works by • Drawing a family tree.
Rain God b. recognizing elements Level 2 • Crossword puzzle :
in a story such as v. Narrating sequence of events Themes
characters and setting. vi. Describing characters and • Dominoes : Moral values
d. understanding other writing simple descriptions.
people’s cultures,
traditions, customs and Level 3
beliefs. x. Talking about the theme in a story.
xii. Saying orally what one thinks
about the text and writing a
simple paragraph stating one’s
opinion.

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THEME/ LEARNING LANGUAGE
WEEK DOMAIN SPECIFICATIONS ACTIVITIES
TOPIC OUTCOMES CONTENT

Theme 3: Students should be able to: 1.0 Level 1 GRAMMAR • Recalling past experiences
Environment Interpersonal iii. Relating personal experiences. on water shortage by
1.1 Make friends & keep 1. Language forms completing a mind map.
13 – 16 Saving Every friendship by Level 3 & functions • Exchanging ideas.
Drop a. taking part in v. Making a complaint about • Journal writing.
conversations & services in writing. SOUND SYSTEM • Role playing
discussions vi. Respond to a complaint in • Learning the format of a
1.2 Obtain goods & writing. 1.0 Consonants formal letter.
services by /w/ /v/ • Completing a letter of
b. making complaints & complaint.
responding to • Responding to a complaint.
complaints VOCABULARY • Problem solving
• Refer to word
2.3 Present information 2.0 Level 2 list
by : Informational iv. Expanding notes & outlines.
e. expanding notes & Level 3
outlines. viii. Applying process writing skills.
f. composing, revising,
editing drafts; &
checking accuracy of
spelling, punctuation &
grammar.
i. using appropriate
format, conventions
• Listening to a forum.
Caring For The Students should be able to: 2.0 Levels 1, 2 & 3 GRAMMAR • Completing a graphic
Environment 2.1 Obtain information for Informational i. Listening to and understanding a Punctuation – organizer.
different purposes by variety of texts. colon, hyphen, • Having a discussion based
a. listening to spoken brackets on short texts.
texts such as talks, Levels 2 & 3 Revision – Present
• Find meanings of words.
speeches and viewing vi. Arranging the information into a perfect & simple
• Identifying main ideas and
television structure. past tenses
supporting details.
documentaries
b. reading materials in Processing text read by: SOUND SYSTEM
print such as reports Level 2 Consonant sounds
and articles. vii. Identifying main ideas. /kr/ /br/ /fl/ /bl/
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THEME/ LEARNING LANGUAGE
WEEK DOMAIN SPECIFICATIONS ACTIVITIES
TOPIC OUTCOMES CONTENT

•Writing a summary
Environment Students should be able to: 2.0 Process text read by
(Summary) 2.3 Present information Informational Level 2
by: v. Summarizing and paraphrasing the
g. summarizing main ideas.
information
h. reading aloud written Level 3
materials such as viii. Applying process writing skills.
reports clearly and
fluently.

Literature: Students should be able to: 3.0 Level 1 • Identifying insects and
Aesthetic ii. Finding out the meaning of creatures.
13-16 Poem - 3.1 Listen to, read, view unfamiliar words by using • Paraphrase poem.
The Monsoon and respond to literary contextual clues and the • Relating the situation in the
History works by dictionary. poem to real life.
a. understanding and • Completing worksheet(s) to
telling in one’s own Level 2 identify themes and moral
words the story heard vii. Talking about values in the poem values.
and read, giving one’s and whether they are meaningful
opinion of the text. to one’s life.

Level 3
xi. Talking about the message the
poet is trying to put across in
his/her poem and writing a simple
paragraph on it.
xii. Understanding some of the
figurative language of the text.

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THEME/ LEARNING LANGUAGE
WEEK DOMAIN SPECIFICATIONS ACTIVITIES
TOPIC OUTCOMES CONTENT
• Tell the plot of the story
Literature: Students should be able to: 3.0 Level 1 with the help of pictures.
3.1 Listen to, read, view Aesthetic iii. Retelling the story in one’s own • Rearranging sequence of
Short Story - and respond to literary words. events.
The works by • Quoting texts in order to
Sound a. understanding and Level 2 describe characters.
Machine telling in one’s own iv. Narrating sequence of events • Decoding messages on
words the story heard i. Describing characters and writing themes and moral values.
and read, giving one’s simple descriptions.
opinion of the text.
c. explaining the Level 3
message the writer is ii. Talking about the theme in a
trying to convey and story.
discussing how this

3.2 Express themselves Level 1


creatively and ii. Role-playing characters
imaginatively by
a. Dramatizing texts and
role-playing
characters.

17– 20 REVISION - 4-15. 5. 09

MID YEAR EXAM - 18-29. 5. 09

19-20 FIRST TERM HOLIDAY


30. 5 . 09 - 12. 6. 09

21 DISCUSSION- 15-19. 6 09
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THEME/ LEARNING LANGUAGE
WEEK DOMAIN SPECIFICATIONS ACTIVITIES
TOPIC OUTCOMES CONTENT

22 – 25 Theme 4 : Students should be able to: 1.0 Levels 1, 2 & 3 GRAMMAR • Identifying pictures that have
Science & 2.1 Obtain information for Interpersonal i. Listening to and understanding a Passive incorporated science &
Technology different purposes by 2.0 variety of texts. construction technology.
a. listening to spoken Informational ii. Reading silently and aloud with Logical connectors • Reading short texts and
Going High- texts. understanding a variety of texts. Sequence transferring information onto
Tech c. reading materials in connectors a chart.
print. SOUND SYSTEM • Answering questions on short
Consonant clusters texts.
2.2. Process information Level 1 /sl/ /kl/ • Listening & completing a
by i. Converting information into tables, table.
a. skimming and graphs & diagrams. VOCABULARY • Listening & picking out
scanning for specific • The prefix ‘pre’ specific words.
information and ideas. • Reading an article &
b. extracting main ideas transferring information onto
and details. a flow chart.
d. presenting information • Scanning for information.
in non-linear forms. • Preparing a graphic
organizer.

Moving Ahead 1.1 Make friends & keep 1.0 Level 1 GRAMMAR • Sharing experiences.
friendships by Informational iii. Relating personal experiences. Prepositions of • Completing a table.
b. talking about personal direction • Writing – an article /a letter
experiences. Prepositions of of complaint / summary / a
purpose descriptive composition.
2.3 Present information to 2.0 Level 2
• Role playing buying a
different audiences by Informational iv. Expanding notes and outlines. SOUND SYSTEM
product.
a. writing recounts, Level 3 Consonant sounds
descriptions, viii. Applying process writing skills. /s/ /zem/ /sp/
explanations, and,
reports.
i. using appropriate
format, conventions
and grammar when
presenting
information.

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THEME/ LEARNING LANGUAGE
WEEK DOMAIN SPECIFICATIONS ACTIVITIES
TOPIC OUTCOMES CONTENT

22 – 25 Literature:

Poem - If Students should be able to: 3.0 Level 1 • Matching paraphrased


3.1 Listen to, read, view Aesthetic ii. Finding out the meaning of version to the lines in the
and respond to literary unfamiliar words by using poem.
works by contextual clues and the • Completing worksheets
c. explaining the dictionary. -determining the themes and
message the writer is moral values.
trying to convey and vii. Talking about values in the poem • Relating the poem to personal
discussing how this and whether they are meaningful experience.
relates to one’s life. to one’s life.

Level 3
xi. Talking about the message the
poet is trying to put across in
his/her poem and writing a simple
paragraph on it.
x.Understanding some of the
figurative language of the text.

26 –36 Theme 5 & 6 : Students should be able to: 1.0 Level 1 GRAMMAR • Sharing information on dams.
Values and 1.3 Make friends and keep Interpersonal i. Talking about oneself to others, Gerunds • Reading & matching
Social Issues friendships by sharing information about each Gerunds after opinions.
a. taking part in other that is of interest to both prepositions • Listening to a dialogue &
Deciding On conversations and parties. Infinitives answering true or false
Dams discussions. ii. Responding to questions politely questions.
d. exchanging ideas, by giving the required SOUND SYSTEM • Matching expressions with
information and information. Homophones their meanings.
opinions on topics of • Completing a graphic
interest. VOCABULARY organizer.
• Refer to wordlist • Reading for details and
2.2 Process information by 2.0 Processing texts listened to by • Dictionary skills making inferences.
a. skimming and Informational Level 1
scanning for specific ii. Noting important details.
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THEME/ LEARNING LANGUAGE
WEEK DOMAIN SPECIFICATIONS ACTIVITIES
TOPIC OUTCOMES CONTENT
information. Level 2
b. Extracting main ideas iv. Identifying main ideas & jotting
and details. down key words & phrases.
f. Drawing conclusions. Processing texts read by
Level 1
ii. Skimming for gist and stating
what the text is about.
iii. Scanning for details.
Level 2
vii. Identifying main ideas in a simple
text. GRAMMAR • Talking about patriotism.
1.1 Make friends & keep 1.0 Level 1 The Past Perfect • Agreeing or disagreeing
Loving Our friendships by Interpersonal iii. Relating personal experiences. Tense with opinions.
Country d. exchanging ideas, Adverbs of degree • Initiating & keeping a
information & opinions –thoroughly, discussion going.
on topics of interest. completely, nearly • Writing – a descriptive
essay/ summary / one’s
2.3 Present information 2.0 Level 2 SOUND SYSTEM opinion
by Informational iv. Expanding notes & outlines. Sentence stress in
e. expanding notes & Level 3 statements &
outlines. viii. Apply process writing skills. questions
f. composing, revising &
editing drafts; & VOCABULARY
checking accuracy of Antonyms
spelling, punctuation &
grammar.
i.using appropriate
format, conventions &
grammar when
presenting information.

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REVISION
3-7. 8 .09

TEST 2 FORM 1-5


10- 14 . 8. 09

DISCUSSION
17- 21 .09

MID TERM BREAK 2


22- 30 .8. 09

WEEK THEME/ LEARNING DOMAIN SPECIFICATIONS LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES


TOPIC OUTCOMES CONTENT
26- 36 Students should be able to: 1.0 Level 2 GRAMMAR • Sharing & recording past
1.2 Take part in social Interpersonal vi. Making a decision regarding an The simple past experiences.
Theme 5 & 6 : interaction by action to be taken based on tense • Listening & ticking the
Values & b. making decisions . agreement of all members of a correct answers.
Social Issues group. SOUND SYSTEM • Listening & sequencing the
2.1 Obtain information by 2.0 Levels 1, 2 & 3 Sentence stress and order of statements.
Reaching Out a. reading materials in Informational i. Reading silently and aloud. intonation • Reading for details, making
print. Processing texts listened to by: inferences, moving beyond
2.2 Process information by Level. 1 VOCABULARY the text.
a. skimming and ii. Noting important details. • Refer to wordlist • Designing a machine that
scanning for specific Level 2 • Dictionary skills will help to improve the
information and ideas. iv. Identifying main ideas & jotting quality of life of the aged /
f. drawing conclusions. down key words & phrases. disabled.
Processing texts read by
Level 1
iii. Scanning for details.
Level 3
xiv. Drawing conclusions
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Facing 1.1 Make friends & keep 1.0 Level 2 GRAMMAR
Teenage Blues friendships by Interpersonal iii. Relating personal experiences. Punctuation –
b. talking about personal colon, hyphen, • Sharing experiences on
experiences. Level 1 brackets problems.
1.2 Take part in social ii. Offering advice. Revision – Present • Relating experiences &
interaction by Level 3 perfect and simple completing a table.
d. solving problems. viii. Suggest ways to solve a past tenses • Reading & interpreting non-
problem. linear texts.
Levels 1, 2 & 3 SOUND SYSTEM • Giving advice to teenagers.
ii. Reading silently & aloud with Consonant sounds
understanding. /kr/ /br/ /fl/ /bl/
2.1 Obtain information by 2.0
c. reading materials in Informational Level 2
print e.g. reports.
2.2 Process information by ix. Reading & interpreting non-
d. presenting information linear texts.
in non-linear forms. Level 1
i. Converting information into tables,
graphs & diagrams

26- 36 Literature: Students should be able to: 3.0 Level 1 • Describing pictures.
3.1 Listen to, read, view Aesthetic i. Reciting poems with feelings and • Reading the poem and
Poem – and respond to literary expressions and with the correct describe the mood.
There’s Been works by pronunciation, intonation, stress • Matching lines with pictures.
A Death In and rhythm. • Rewriting the poem in a
The c. explaining the message prose form.
Opposite the writer is trying to ii. Finding out the meaning of • Completing worksheet(s).
House convey and discussing unfamiliar words by using
how this relates to contextual clues and the
one’s life. dictionary.
d. understanding other
people’s cultures,
traditions, customs
and beliefs.

3.2 Express themselves Level 3


creatively and iv. Writing the poem in another
imaginatively by genre.

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c. retelling the poem
and presenting it in
another genre.

Literature: Students should be able to: 3.0 Level 1 • Replying to Auntie


26- 36 3.1 Listen to, read, view Aesthetic iii. Retelling the story in one’s own Agony letter.
Short Story - and respond to literary words. • Describing pictures of
The Drover’s works by setting.
Wife b. recognizing elements Level 2 • Matching difficult
in a story such as iv. Narrating sequence of events. vocabulary with meanings.
characters and setting. iii. Describing characters and writing • Answering questions
simple descriptions. about plot based on pictures.
iv. Making predictions as to what • Completing character
might have happen next in the grid.
story. • Identifying themes and
moral values.

c. explaining the message Level 3


the writer is trying to x. Talking about the theme in a • Answering follow-up
convey and discussing story. questions.
how this relates to
one’s life.

Students should be able to: 3.0 Level 1 • Retell the story in own
26- 36 Literature: 3.1 Listen to, read, view Aesthetic iii. Retelling the poem in one’s own words.
and respond to literary words. • Quiz : Matching paraphrased
Poem - works by version to original lines.
Si Tenggang’s a. understanding and Level 2 • Completing worksheet(s).
Homecoming telling in one’s own vii. Talking about values in the poem • Relating the situation in the
words the story heard and whether they are meaningful poem to real life.
and read, giving one’s to one’s life.
opinion of the text.
c. explaining the message Level 3
the writer is trying to xi. Talking about the message the
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convey and discussing poet is trying to put across in
how this relates to his/her poem and writing a
one’s life. simple paragraph on it.
d. understanding other vi. Composing simple stories
people’s cultures,
traditions, customs
and beliefs.

3.2 Express themselves


creatively and
imaginatively by
c. composing simple
stories.

REVISION
12- 23 . 10 . 09

FINAL YEAR EXAM


26-30 .10. 09

DISCUSSION
2- 6 . 11 . 09

41- 42
Intro to Form 5 Syllabus { People}

WEEK THEME/ LEARNING DOMAIN SPECIFICATIONS LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES


TOPIC OUTCOMES CONTENT
1.1 Make friends and keep Level 1
(41-42) Theme 1: friendships by 1.0 i. Listening to and understanding a Comparison of •Listening & picking out specific
People (b) taking part in Interpersonal variety of texts adjectives (pg. 28) words
Unsung Heroes conversations and Present perfect tense
discussions. (pg. 29)

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(c) talking about self when Level 1
others talk about viii. Identifying main ideas in the text •Active and passive •Carry out an interview
themselves. read. voice
•Articles •Write Formal Letters
2.2 Process information by 2.0 Level 2
(b) extracting main ideas Informational vii. Identifying main ideas
and details.
(f) drawing conclusions. Level 3
iii. Interviewing
2.3 Present information to people to get more information on
different audiences by topics under study.
(a) writing letters. xiii. Making inferences
(i) using appropriate
format, conventions and
grammar when presenting
information.

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