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  • St. Hilda’s Secondary School 4E/4NA/5NA Preparatory Examinations REVISION VERSION 1127 Paper 2 Prepared by Yeo Yam Hwee with inputs from the setter of the examination papers and students in 4B,4D and 5B.2010 at S.H.S.S. For Use in BTT/NSP.T4W5-6.2010 NSP Weeks 5 and 6.2010 By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 1 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • BY NOW YOU SHOULD KNOW 1. 1127 Paper 2 (Reading Comprehension and Summary Writing) is 50 marks. 2. Maximum: 60 minutes to be spent on Comprehension and Vocabulary Questions. 3. Maximum: 40 minutes to be spent on Summary Writing. 4. Do not get stuck on ANY one question. 5. Answer the questions in the ORDER set. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 2 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • SPECIFICALLY 1. 1127 Paper 2 (Reading Comprehension and Summary Writing) is 50 marks. 2. YOU MUST READ THE QUESTIONS FIRST, PLOT THE QUESTION SKELETON AND THEN READ THE PASSAGES within 7 – 10 minutes. 3. Maximum: 50 minutes to be spent on Comprehension and Vocabulary Questions. 4. Maximum: 40 minutes to be spent on Summary Writing. 5. Do not get stuck on ANY one question. 6. Answer the questions in the ORDER set. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 3 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • WATCH and BEAT THE CLOCK 1127 Paper 2 – Comprehension 1 HOUR and Summary Writing Paper 40 MINUTES Reading the questions 7 – 10 Reading the insert passages Marking out the answer skeleton MINUTES Naturally you will need to refer to the questions and the insert passages time and again during the duration of the examination. Working on the Comprehension And Vocabulary Questions 40 MINUTES Working on the Summary Writing 40 MINUTES CHECKING THROUGH YOUR 10 MINUTES ANSWER SCRIPT By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 4 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • The Answer Skeleton – Q1 (1m) For a ONE-mark 1 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX question, leave two lines for writing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX down your answer. INDICATE THE QUESTION Leave 3 lines empty before you NUMBERS begin writing down your answer CLEARLY. to the next question. 2 YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 5 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Why bother to leave 3 lines? Scratch away the 1 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX answer you no longer need neatly and clearly. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX INDICATE Rewrite your preferred answer to Question 1 THE QUESTION here. However, do not make it a habit. NUMBERS CLEARLY 2 YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 6 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • The Answer Skeleton – Q2 (2m) 2 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For a TWO-mark question, leave FOUR lines for writing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX down your answer. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX INDICATE THE QUESTION Leave 3 lines empty before you NUMBERS begin writing down your answer CLEARLY. to the next question. 3 ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 7 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • FOR THE 5 Vocabulary Questions – Q15 (5m) For each 1-mark 15(1) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX question, leave ONE line for writing down your answer. 15(2) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Leave 1 line empty before you begin writing down your answerto the next question. INDICATE THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX QUESTION NUMBERS CLEARLY. “Tentatively” means “gingerly”. 15(5) “Offering” means “sacrifice”. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 8 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • FOR THE SUMMARY Question – Q16 (5m) 16 SUMMARY - FINAL DRAFT Write these words clearly. INDICATE THE The factors contributing to the demise of the tiger are…………….. SUMMARY QUESTION NUMBER Leave a line after every written line. CLEARLY. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx YOU SHOULD USE OTHER SHEETS OF PAPER TO WORK XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX OUT YOUR POINT ORGANISER AND YOUR FIRST DRAFT. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX(148 words) THEN ALWAYS Indicate clearly the total number of words, not BEGIN YOUR counting the helping words. SUMMARY FINAL DRAFT ON A NEW PAGE. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 9 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • FOR ALL QUESTIONS IN PAPER 2, MARK OUT STEP 1 Which are the IN YOUR OWN WORDS IYOW questions? STEP 2 What Kind of Question is each of them? STEP 3 How many marks for THAT question? STEP 4 How do I answer the question adequately without knowingly missing out any potential marks? By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 10 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 1. Which are the IYOW questions? 1. Which word in the paragraph signals an impending 1m problem? 2. Why does the author use “phenomenal proportions” to 2m describe the consumption of animal parts? 3. In your own words, explain why the international trade 2m in wildlife products is a lucrative business. 4. Explain why people consume tiger parts. 2m 5. Write down the single word which tells us that 1m something is in limited amount? 6. Explain why some officials accept bribes from the 1m poachers. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 11 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 2. What Kind of Question is it? Which word in the paragraph signals Quote a Word or an 1. an impending problem? 1m Expression Why does the author use “phenomenal Vocabulary Question which allows 2. proportions” to describe the 2m you to explain the issue relevantly consumption of animal parts? without any limit to seven words. In your own words, explain why the Explanatory Question 3. international trade in wildlife products 2m is a lucrative business. Explain why people consume tiger Explanatory Question 4. parts. 2m Write down the single word which tells Quote a Word or an 5. us that something is in limited amount? 1m Expression Explain why some officials accept Explanatory Question 6. bribes from the poachers. 1m By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 12 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 3. How many marks for THAT question? Which word in the paragraph signals Quote a Word or an 1. an impending problem? 1m Expression Why does the author use “phenomenal Vocabulary Question which allows 2. proportions” to describe the 2m you to explain the issue relevantly consumption of animal parts? without any limit to seven words. In your own words, explain why the Explanatory Question 3. international trade in wildlife products 2m is a lucrative business. Explain why people consume tiger Explanatory Question 4. parts. 2m Write down the single word which tells Quote a Word or an 5. us that something is in limited amount? 1m Expression Explain why some officials accept Explanatory Question 6. bribes from the poachers. 1m By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 13 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 4. How do I answer the question adequately without knowingly missing out any potential marks? Which word in the paragraph Quote a Word or 1m The word is “…”. [1m] 1. signals an impending problem? an Expression The expression is “…”. [1m] The phrase is “…” [m] Why does the author use Vocabulary [1m] – to explain the “phenomenal ---” portion of the 2m 2. “phenomenal proportions” to describe the consumption of animal parts? Question which allows you to explain the issue expression [1m] - to explain the “proportions” part of the expression in relevantly without relation to the consumption of animal parts. any limit to seven words. In your own words, explain Explanatory You must read the relevant paragraph and see for yourself 2m 3. why the international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business. Question where the portion concerning “the international trade in wildlife products” is. See how many points you have. [2m] basically means two points. Remember: IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Explain why people consume Explanatory You must read the relevant paragraph and see for yourself 2m 4. tiger parts. Question where the portion concerning “why people consume tiger parts” is. See how many points you have. [2m] basically means two points. Write down the single word Quote a Word or 1m The word is “…”. [1m] 5. which tells us that something is in limited amount? an Expression Explain why some officials Explanatory You must read the relevant paragraph and see for yourself where the 1m 6. accept bribes from the poachers. Question portion concerning “why offcials accept bribes” is. See how many points you have. [1m] basically means ONE point. THE MAIN POINT which covers all examples. So read carefully. Do not mistake examples as points. Examples are used merely to support points. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 14 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 1. Which are the IYOW questions? 7. What were the expectations of the author regarding the 2m death of the hyena? 8. What does “it” refer to in the sentence, “The hyena 1m shook, its eyes went dull and it was over”? 9. What does the word “unflinching” suggest about the 1m tiger’s nature? 10. Explain why the tiger and the author were astonished 1m to see the rat. Answer in your own words. 11. Suggest why the rat headed for the top of the author’s 1m head and clamped down on his scalp? 12. Which two words in the paragraph have the same 2m meaning as “disconcerted”? By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 15 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 2. What kind of Question is it? What were the expectations of the author Explanatory Question 7. regarding the death of the hyena? 2m What does “it” refer to in the sentence, “The Vocabulary Question which allows 8. hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over”? 1m you to explain the issue relevantly without any limit to seven words. What does the word “unflinching” suggest Vocabulary Question which allows 9. about the tiger’s nature? 1m you to explain the issue relevantly Without any limit to seven words. Explain why the tiger and the author were Explanatory Question 10. astonished to see the rat. Answer in your own words. 1m Suggest why the rat headed for the top of Explanatory Question. “Suggest 11. the author’s head and clamped down on his scalp? 1m why” does not mean any answer goes. Which two words in the paragraph have the Quote a Word or an Expression 12. same meaning as “disconcerted”? 2m By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 16 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 3. How many marks for THAT question? What were the expectations of the author Explanatory Question 7. regarding the death of the hyena? 2m What does “it” refer to in the sentence, “The Vocabulary Question which allows 8. hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over”? 1m you to explain the issue relevantly without any limit to seven words. What does the word “unflinching” suggest Vocabulary Question which allows 9. about the tiger’s nature? 1m you to explain the issue relevantly Without any limit to seven words. Explain why the tiger and the author were Explanatory Question 10. astonished to see the rat. Answer in your own words. 1m Suggest why the rat headed for the top of Explanatory Question. “Suggest 11. the author’s head and clamped down on his scalp? 1m why” does not mean any answer goes. Which two words in the paragraph have the Quote a Word or an Expression 12. same meaning as “disconcerted”? 2m By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 17 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 4. How do I answer the question adequately without knowingly missing out any potential marks ? What were the expectations of the [2m] means basically 2 points. Read the question carefully – 7. author regarding the death of the hyena? 2m “expectations” here clearly tells you that there is more than ONE point. Do not compound one point mindlessly with AND and think that you have two points. Two points can be related but have to be DIFFERENT. What does “it” refer to in the sentence, [1m] means just that – 1 point. So you either 8. “The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over”? 1m make it or lose it completely because no 0.5 mark will be awarded. What does the word “unflinching” [1m] means just that – 1 point. So you either 9. suggest about the tiger’s nature? 1m make it or lose it completely because no 0.5 mark will be awarded. Explain why the tiger and the author [1m] for a IYOW question most probably means that the 10. were astonished to see the rat. Answer in your own words. 1m answer is so obvious that in order to earn that point, you have got to use your own words. Suggest why the rat headed for the top [1m] means just that – 1 point. So you either 11. of the author’s head and clamped down on his scalp? 1m make it or lose it completely because no 0.5 mark will be awarded. Which two words in the paragraph have [1m] for each of the two words identified. 12. the same meaning as “disconcerted”? 2m The words are “…” and “…”. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 18 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 1.Which are the IYOW questions? 13. Explain fully what the author meant by, “an entire army 2m battalion in a mouth”? 14. What did the author liken the tiger’s mouth to? 1m 15. Vocabulary questions 5m By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 19 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 2. What kind of question is it? Explain fully what the author Explanatory Question 13. meant by, “an entire army 2m battalion in a mouth”? What did the author liken the Explanatory Question 14. tiger’s mouth to? 1m Vocabulary questions Vocabulary Question which allows 15. 5m you to explain the issue relevantly either with a replacement word OR a phrase of not more than SEVEN words. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 20 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 3.How many marks does it carry? Explain fully what the author Explanatory Question 13. meant by, “an entire army 2m battalion in a mouth”? What did the author liken the Explanatory Question 14. tiger’s mouth to? 1m Vocabulary questions Vocabulary Question which allows 15. 5m you to explain the issue relevantly either with a replacement word OR a phrase of not more than SEVEN words. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 21 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 4. How to make sure you do not lose marks knowingly? Explain fully what the author [2m] means basically 2 points. Also, 13. meant by, “an entire army 2m the question explicity tells you that you have to EXPLAIN FULLY. battalion in a mouth”? What did the author liken the [1m] means precisely that: 1 point. 14. tiger’s mouth to? 1m So make sure you get to the point and get the one mark. Vocabulary questions Each of the five vocabulary questions 15. 5m fetches 1 mark. You must write down only one answer without using “or” or “and” unless you are sure that “and” helps you. Never use “or”. If you use a phrase, make sure it is NOT MORE than SEVEN words. No 0.5 marks will be awarded to a partially correct answer if you do not deliver the meaning of any word. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 22 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Read Passage A and Passage B and then answer the questions which are printed on the Question Paper. Passage A 1. The single greatest cause of extinction that looms over most Asian wildlife especially the endangered tiger, and pushes them to become endangered species, is the massive demand for traditional medicine. The annual consumption of traditional remedies made of tiger bone, bear gall bladder, rhinoceros horn, dried geckoes and a plethora of other animal parts is of phenomenal proportions. It is believed that today at least sixty percent of China’s billion-plus inhabitants use medicines of By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 23 this type. teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • IN MY OWN WORDS determinant / agent / reason/ state of being root only / sole / one completely dying off need / want / requirement largest / biggest Animals roaming threatens / about negatively affects/ 1. The single greatest cause of extinction that in forests emerges looms over most Asian wildlife especially the endangered tiger, and pushes them to or jungles become endangered species, is the massive being put at risk / demand for traditional medicine. The annual threatened particularly consumption of traditional remedies made of tiger bone, bear gall bladder, rhinoceros very huge / horn, dried geckoes and a plethora of other variety / class / breed / enormous animal parts is of phenomenal proportions. kind / type It is believed that today at least sixty percent of China’s billion-plus inhabitants use thought medicines of this type. People yearly usage over a large number cures / medicinal formulae / panaceas / Unbelievable / miraculous / treatments customary / handed down / habitual Extraordinary / unusual / exceptional / rare / out of this By worldYam Hwee for classroom Yeo 24 nature / kind teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • THE ISSUE OF COLLOCATION with regards to USING YOUR OWN WORDS What is COLLOCATION? Collocation deals with the issue of combination of words formed when two or more words are frequently used together in a way that sounds correct. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 25 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Knowing the words and using them correctly when writing in your own words. AT THE Reason Root WORD One, Determinant only, Largest, Agent LEVEL sole Biggest USING YOUR OWN WORDS, EXPLAIN THIS The single greatest cause EXPRESSION It means “one largest [X] reason”. BEYOND It means “one biggest reason”. [ACCEPTED] THE WORD It means “only largest [X] reason”. LEVEL It means “sole [x] biggest reason”. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 26 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 1. The single greatest cause of Reading with extinction that looms over most Asian wildlife especially the Understanding = endangered tiger, and pushes Comprehension them to become endangered species, is the massive demand 1. The greatest reason for extinction for traditional medicine. The that threatens most Asian wild annual consumption of traditional animals, particularly the remedies made of tiger bone, endangered tiger, and pushes them bear gall bladder, rhinoceros to become endangered breed, is horn, dried geckoes and a the very huge demand for plethora of other animal parts is traditional cures. The yearly usage of phenomenal proportions. It is of traditional formulae consists of believed that today at least sixty tiger bone, bear gall bladder, percent of China’s billion-plus rhinoceros horn, dried geckoes inhabitants use medicines of this and a very impressive range of other animal parts. Today at least type. sixty percent of China’s over a billion inhabitants use medicines Original Text - Paragraph 1 of this type. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 27 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 1 1. Which word in the paragraph signals an impending problem? [1m] 2. Why does the author use “phenomenal proportions” to describe the consumption of animal parts? [2m] By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 28 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 1 1. Which word in the paragraph signals an impending problem? [1m] warns / Approaching, highlights / Coming, forthcoming brings out This question requires you to FIND the correct word from Passage A Paragraph 1. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 29 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 1 1. Which word in the paragraph signals an impending problem? [1m] The word is “looms”. threatens / negatively affects The problem as mentioned here refers to: From Paragraph 1 The single greatest cause of extinction that looms over most Asian wildlife especially the endangered tiger, and pushes them to become endangered species, is the massive demand for traditional medicine. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 30 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 1 1. Which word in the paragraph signals an impending problem? [1m] The word is “looms”. shows up in a negative way / shows up in a threatening way / The problem as mentioned here refers to: signals negatively / signals threatening / From Paragraph 1 The single greatest cause of extinction that looms over most Asian wildlife especially the endangered tiger, and pushes them to become endangered species, is the massive demand for traditional medicine. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 31 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • IF WE KNOW OUR PARTS OF SPEECH – VERB / ADVERB / ADJECTIVE / NOUN REALLY WELL, WE CAN CONFIDENTLY ATTEMPT THIS QUESTION. 1. Which word in the paragraph signals an impending problem? [1m] The word is “looms”. VERB ADJECTIVE In this context, “signals”means “shows up ADVERB NOUN in a threatening way”. From Paragraph 1 The single greatest cause of extinction that looms over most Asian wildlife especially the endangered tiger, and pushes them to become endangered species, is the massive demand for traditional medicine. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 32 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • PARTS OF SPEECH VERB ADVERB ACTION WORD -LY WORD which changes the meaning of VERB and ADJECTIVE NOUN ADJECTIVE NAMING WORD DESCRIPTIVE WORD By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 33 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 1. Which word in the paragraph signals an impending problem? [1m] NOUN NOUN The WHAT test: The WHAT test: VERB [V1] The cause of WHAT? The greatest WHAT? From Paragraph 1 The single greatest cause of extinction that looms over most Asian wildlife especially the endangered tiger, and pushes them to become endangered species, is the massive demand for traditional medicine. ADJECTIVE ADJECTIVE What kind of tiger? What kind of demand? By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 34 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Loom “To loom” means “to appear as a large shape that is not clear, especially in a frightening or threatening way”. “To loom” means “to appear important or threatening and likely to happen soon.” “To loom large” means “to be worrying or frightening and seem hard to avoid”. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 35 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Loom “To loom” means “to The mountains loomed up out of the mist. appear as a large shape A dark shape loomed up ahead of us. that is not clear, especially in a frightening or Dark storm clouds loomed on the horizon. threatening way”. The government is playing down the notion that a crisis is looming. “To loom” means “to appear important or The O Level Examinations are looming. threatening and likely to Negotiations are currently going on to prevent a looming trade war. happen soon.” An economic crisis is looming on the horizon. *”looming” means “happening soon and causing worry”. Singapore loomed large in Anna Lisa’s childhood. “To loom large” means “to have a He became depressive as divorce loomed large. lot of importance or influence over someone or something / to be Fear of failure loomed large in his mind. worrying or frightening and seem hard to avoid”. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 36 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B Students’ Responses to Question 1 Clara Ng The word is “looms”. Kevin The word is “looms”. Chua Cherlyn The word is “looms”. Shafiqah The word is “looms”. Tei Angelina The word is “extinction”. Cogels The word is “looms”. Gerard Chan Erwin The word is “extinction”. Nadiah The word is “extinction”. Eng Katrianne The word is “endangered”. Hanis The word is “massive”. Matthaeus The word is “endangered”. Lydia The word is “extinction”. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 37 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D Students’ Responses to Question 1 Daniel The word is “extinction”. Mervin The word is “Phenomenal”. Tan Ong Sean Ng The word is “looms”. Zuo Wei The word is “looms”. Viknarajah The word is “looms”. Daryl It is ‘looms’. Neo Nathanael The word is “looms”. Eleazar The word is “looms”. Ong Desmond The word is “endangered”. Joshua The word is “anual”. Chan Joel Yeo The word is “extinction”. Stanley The word is “looms”. Ng By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 38 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D Students’ Responses to Question 1 Arella The word is “looms”. Daniel Tay The world is “looms”. Lim Jia Qi The word is “looms”. Wien The word is “extinction”. Chua Alphonsus The word is “looms”. Kenny Yeo The word is “greatest”. Abdullah The word is “looms”. Leon Lin The word is “looms”. Amanda The word is “looms”. Vivian The word is “looms”. Kenneth The word is “looms”. Jeevanjot The word is “cause”. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 39 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 5B Students’ Responses to Question 1 Shi Hui The word is “extinction”. Sze Yan It is “looms”. Aldrich The word is “extinction”. Abel Yeo The word is “looms”. Chew Jeshere The word is “extinction”. Say Kiat The word is “extinction”. Lim Bryan The word is “looms”. Macric The word is “extinction”. Loh Koh Ain The word is ‘looms’. Stamford The word is “extinction”, Dinnie The word is “looms”. Ibrahim The word is “endangered”. Fahmie By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 40 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 1 2. Why does the author use “phenomenal proportions” to describe the consumption of animal parts? [2m] You are required to know the meaning of “phenomenal”. You are also expected to know the meaning of “proportions”. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 41 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • IN MY OWN WORDS determinant / agent / reason/ state of being root only / sole / one completely dying off need / want / requirement largest / biggest Animals roaming threatens / about negatively affects/ 1. The single greatest cause of extinction that in forests emerges looms over most Asian wildlife especially the endangered tiger, and pushes them to or jungles become endangered species, is the massive being put at risk / demand for traditional medicine. The annual threatened particularly consumption of traditional remedies made of tiger bone, bear gall bladder, rhinoceros very huge / horn, dried geckoes and a plethora of other variety / class / breed / enormous animal parts is of phenomenal proportions. kind / type It is believed that today at least sixty percent of China’s billion-plus inhabitants use thought medicines of this type. People yearly usage over a large number cures / medicinal formulae / panaceas / Unbelievable / miraculous / treatments customary / handed down / habitual Extraordinary / unusual / exceptional / rare / out of this By worldYam Hwee for classroom Yeo 42 nature / kind teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • THE ISSUE OF COLLOCATION with regards to USING YOUR OWN WORDS What is COLLOCATION? Collocation deals with the issue of combination of words formed when two or more words are frequently used together in a way that sounds correct. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 43 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Vocabulary – At the Word Level • “Phenomenon” means “something which happens which cannot be easily explained”. • “Phenomenon” means “something which is extraordinary”. • “Phenomenon” means “something which is unusual”. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 44 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Vocabulary – At the Word Level • “Phenomenal” means “very great”. • “Phenomenal” means “impressive”. • “Phenomenal” means “extraordinary”. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 45 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Vocabulary – At the Word Level • “Proportions” means “parts of a whole”. • “Proportions” means “parts of a number”. • “Proportions” means “parts of an amount”. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 46 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 1 2. Why does the author use “phenomenal proportions” to describe the consumption of animal parts? [2m] By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 47 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 1 2. Why does the author use “phenomenal proportions” to describe the consumption of animal parts? [2m] Extraordinary/ Must confer the idea of it Phenomenal being beyond predicted exceptional / (1m) unparalleled / and normal alarmingly/ unbelievably/ extremely Extent/ magnitude / Must confer the idea of Proportions scale / scope / the large size of the (1m) massiveness / large population involved in number of the consumption of animal parts. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 48 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • THE ISSUE OF COLLOCATION with regards to USING YOUR OWN WORDS What is COLLOCATION? Collocation deals with the issue of combination of words formed when two or more words are frequently used together in a way that sounds correct. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 49 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Can we simply put 1 and 1 together and say that it is equal to 2? Can we say that “phenomenal proportions” means: PHENOMENAL PROPORTIONS extraordinary extent exceptional extent alarmingly extent unbelievably extent extremely extent By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 50 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Can we simply put 1 and 1 together and say that it is equal to 2? Can we say that “phenomenal proportions” means: PHENOMENAL PROPORTIONS extraordinary magnitude exceptional magnitude alarmingly magnitude unbelievably magnitude extremely magnitude By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 51 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Can we simply put 1 and 1 together and say that it is equal to 2? Can we say that “phenomenal proportions” means: PHENOMENAL PROPORTIONS extraordinary scale exceptional scale alarmingly scale unbelievably scale extremely scale By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 52 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Can we simply put 1 and 1 together and say that it is equal to 2? Can we say that “phenomenal proportions” means: PHENOMENAL PROPORTIONS extraordinary scope exceptional scope alarmingly scope unbelievably scope extremely scope By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 53 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Can we simply put 1 and 1 together and say that it is equal to 2? Can we say that “phenomenal proportions” means: PHENOMENAL PROPORTIONS extraordinary massiveness exceptional massiveness alarmingly massiveness unbelievably massiveness extremely massiveness By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 54 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Can we simply put 1 and 1 together and say that it is equal to 2? Can we say that “phenomenal proportions” means: PHENOMENAL PROPORTIONS extraordinary large number of exceptional large number of alarmingly large number of unbelievably large number of extremely large number of By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 55 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 1 2. Why does the author use “phenomenal proportions” to describe the consumption of animal parts? [2m] The author uses “phenomenal proportions” to tell us of his discovery of the unbelievingly large amount of animal parts which people consume. Suggested Answer 1 By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 56 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 1 2. Why does the author use “phenomenal proportions” to describe the consumption of animal parts? [2m] The author uses “phenomenal proportions” to tell us of his discovery of the surprisingly large amount of animal parts which people consume. Suggested Answer 2 By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 57 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 1 2. Why does the author use “phenomenal proportions” to describe the consumption of animal parts? [2m] The author uses “phenomenal proportions” to tell us of his discovery of the incredibly large amount of animal parts which people consume. Suggested Answer 3 By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 58 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 1 2. Why does the author use “phenomenal proportions” to describe the consumption of animal parts? [2m] The author uses “phenomenal proportions” to tell us of his discovery of the alarmingly large amount of animal parts which people consume. Suggested Answer 4 By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 59 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 1 2. Why does the author use “phenomenal proportions” to describe the consumption of animal parts? [2m] “Phenomenal proportions” tells us he is surprised by the exceptionally large amount of animal parts which people consume. Suggested Answer 5 By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 60 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 1 2. Why does the author use “phenomenal proportions” to describe the consumption of animal parts? [2m] “Phenomenal proportions” tells us he is surprised by the unbelievably large amount of animal parts which people consume. Suggested Answer 6 By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 61 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 2 Lydia Kek The author use ‘phenomenal proportions’ as their are not many animals parts that are used traditional remedies and that the supply of the animals parts are not enough to provided for the so many demands of it. Michelle Rajoo The consumption of the animal parts is greatly used and it’s porportions are surprising. Hanis The consumption of animal parts which are endangered are astonishing. Nurulhuda People consume animal parts in proportion that are beyond what people think. Matthaeus Ang The authour uses the words “phenomenal proportions” to describe the consumption of animal parts as a very extraordinary way. Anna Lisa The author uses it to illustrate the massive amounts of animal parts that are being consumed by humans today. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 62 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 2 Erwin Eng It is to say that many people are using the animal parts remarkably, and in china at least 60% of the inhabitants use them to make medicines. Malcolm Tay Many animals are becoming endangered due to the widespread hunting for these animals and this demand increases over time. Amanda Ng This is because it is belived that 60 percent of china’s population use this kind of medicine. Cherlyn Tei It is because the phenomenal proportions is made of tiger bone bear gall bladder, rhinoceros horn, dried geckos and a plethora of other animal parts. Some of which are the endangered animal. Angelina The consumption of animal parts are in very huge portions. Gerard Sarah De The author is trying to tell us that the demand for animal parts are extremely high. Souza By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 63 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 2 The author is trying to show that it is a lot of animal parts and Qicheng many people are eating them. He uses “phenomenal proportions” for the consumption of Brendan animal parts is massive. It is because there are large amount of animal parts which are Jeevanjot used for traditional medicines. The author uses “phenomenal proportions” because he wants to Vivian let the reader know that the animal parts are in large amount or impressive amount. The author used it as the amount of animal parts consume is Leon Lin surprisingly huge and was not expected. It is very special and abnormal to consume parts of animal. Brian Ong By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 64 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 2 The animal parts were consumed in great amount that was Gabriel unusual. The author use “phenomenal proportions” to describe the Eleazar consumption of animals parts because the demands for these parts have skyrocketed to a point that more animals are killed before they can be replace. The author uses that expression as he is trying to tell us that we Joshua are consuming more than what we are supposed to. This is to tell that only expensive and useful parts of the animal Benjamin is consumed. A lot of people consume these products and it is available Daryl readily. Neo The author used ‘phenomenal proportions’ as the of Zuo Wei consumption of animal parts was shockingly high. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 65 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 2 The author wants to show that the amount of animal parts Mervin consumed is large in size. Ong It is to show that the consumption of animal parts has Joel Yeo increased by leaps and bounds and is steadily increasing at an alarming rate. The writer used ‘phenomenal proportions’ to show that large Desmond amounts of animal parts are being consumed. The author use ‘phenomenal proportions’ to describe the Nathanael consumption of animal parts because a large scale of people consume this animal parts. It is because the proportion of the consumption of animal parts Viknarajah is huge. This shows that the proportions of animal parts taken is a lot. Sean Ng By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 66 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 5B students’ Responses to Question 2 Mulhaimin It is to probably to say the consumption of animal parts is normally bigger. Joleen The author use “phenomenal proportions” to describe the consumption of animal parts as he is trying to say that many animals are killed because each animal has a limited amount of organs. Shi Hui The numbers of consumption of animal parts are very large. Cheng Xiang “Phenomenal proportions” is an estimation for the annual consumption of animal parts. Sze Yan The author used “phenomenal proportions” to describe the ridiculous rate of consumption of traditional remedies. Macric Koh Consumption of animal parts are beyond expected, the number of consumption is huge. Terrence Humans consume a lot traditional animals parts. The amount that are being Chew consumed is unbelievable. Dinie Fahmie The consumption of animal parts for traditional remedies was in massive demand. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 67 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 2. The booming economies and personal incomes of Southeast Asia have caused demand and prices to soar, lifting the international trade in wildlife products to an estimated $6 billion-a-year business. The use of tiger parts in Chinese medicine is nothing new, but it has only been in recent years that the increase in the standard of living in Southeast Asia has made these remedies available to most people. It is no wonder then that this newly affluent population has had a great effect on wildlife numbers and the demand for tiger parts. In many places in China, tiger parts are a delicacy that is served at special private banquets. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 68 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • prospering / countries Increasing vastly improving Increase steeply/ 2. The booming economies and Increase drastically personal incomes of Southeast Asia World business / have caused demand and prices to global exchange soar, lifting the international trade in of goods and services wildlife products to an estimated $6 billion-a-year business. The use of tiger parts in Chinese medicine is educated guess nothing new, but it has only been in current recent years that the increase in the standard of living in Southeast Asia cures / treatments has made these remedies available to Prosperous / most people. It is no wonder then accessible by Rich that this newly affluent population has had a great effect on wildlife logical to suggest / huge, numbers and the demand for tiger reasonable to claim very big, parts. In many places in China, tiger tremendous, parts are a delicacy that is served at enormous special private banquets. Impact / influence need / goody / requirement treat / personal, feasts gourmet non-public, food own, attendance by By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom invitation only 69 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 2. The booming economies and personal 2. The prospering countries and growing incomes of Southeast Asia have individual salaries of Southeast Asia caused demand and prices to soar, have increased the people’s needs lifting the international trade in wildlife which bring about sharp rise in prices, products to an estimated $6 billion-a- raising the worldwide trading in year business. The use of tiger parts products deriving from wild animals to in Chinese medicine is nothing new, an estimated $6 billion-a-year but it has only been in recent years business. The use of tiger parts in that the increase in the standard of Chinese medicine is nothing new, but living in Southeast Asia has made it has only been currently that the these remedies available to most increase in the standard of living in people. It is no wonder then that this Southeast Asia has made these newly affluent population has had a medical products available to most great effect on wildlife numbers and people. It is natural this newly wealthy the demand for tiger parts. In many population has had a great effect on places in China, tiger parts are a wildlife numbers and the demand for delicacy that is served at special tiger parts. In China, tiger parts are a private banquets. favourite item in the menu that is served at important feasts. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 70 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 2 3. In your own words, explain why the international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business. [2m] 4. Explain why people consume tiger parts. [2m] By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 71 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 2 3. In your own words, explain why the international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business. [2m] money-making / profitable By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 72 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Daniel Tan’s Attempt – Q3 It was considered so as it was a very profitable kind of job as with the country’s economy growing, the demand for animal parts would be more and the price of it will definetly increase as time goes by. SPEND SOME TIME TO THINK ABOUT DANIEL’S ATTEMPT TO USE HIS OWN WORDS. THINK ABOUT HOW YOU CAN: [1] help him get the correct points, [2] use his own words correctly to write down his answer. [3] REMEMBER: helping him is helping yourselves. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 73 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 2 3. In your own words, explain why the international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business. [2m] WHEN YOU PREPARE TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, YOU SHOULD BE CONSCIOUSLY AWARE WHICH PART OF YOUR ANSWER YOU MAY USE YOUR OWN W0RDS. Do not disturb your answer stem The international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business because…. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 74 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 3. In your own words, explain why the international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business. [2m] WHEN YOU PREPARE TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, YOU SHOULD BE CONSCIOUSLY AWARE WHICH PART OF YOUR ANSWER YOU MAY USE YOUR OWN W0RDS. Do not disturb your answer stem It is a lucrative business because…. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 75 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • WHEN YOU PREPARE TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, YOU SHOULD BE CONSCIOUSLY AWARE WHICH PART OF YOUR ANSWER YOU MAY USE YOUR OWN W0RDS. Do not disturb your answer stem The international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business because…. It is a lucrative business because…. The USE YOUR OWN WORDS begin from here. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 76 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • WHEN YOU PREPARE TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, YOU SHOULD BE CONSCIOUSLY AWARE WHICH PART OF YOUR ANSWER YOU MAY USE YOUR OWN W0RDS. The international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business because…. In Your Own Words (IYOW) It is a lucrative business because…. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 77 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 3. In your own words, explain why the international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business. [2m] We cannot run away from 2. The booming economies and Paragraph 2 because we are personal incomes of Southeast Informed that the answer we Asia have caused demand and need can be gleaned from prices to soar, lifting the international trade in wildlife this paragraph. products to an estimated $6 billion-a-year business. The use of tiger parts in Chinese medicine is nothing new, but it has only been in recent years that the increase in the standard of living in Southeast Asia has made these remedies available to most people. It is no wonder then that this newly affluent population has had a great effect on wildlife numbers and the demand for tiger parts. In many places in China, tiger parts are a delicacy that is served at special private banquets. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 78 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 3. In your own words, explain why the international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business. [2m] The subject matter is “the 2. The booming economies and international trade in wildlife personal incomes of Southeast Asia have caused demand and products” prices to soar, lifting the international trade in We must locate the phrase or wildlife products to an the expression in the estimated $6 billion-a-year business. The use of tiger parts in paragraph clearly. Chinese medicine is nothing new, but it has only been in recent years that the increase in the standard of living in Southeast Asia has made these remedies available to most people. It is no wonder then that this newly affluent population has had a great effect on wildlife numbers and the demand for tiger parts. In many places in China, tiger parts are a delicacy that is served at special private banquets. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 79 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 3. In your own words, explain why the international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business. [2m] When we rephrase the 2. The booming economies and Question 3, to form the personal incomes of Southeast Asia have caused demand and Answer Stem, we get: prices to soar, lifting the international trade in International trade in wildlife wildlife products to an products is a lucrative estimated $6 billion-a-year business. The use of tiger parts in business BECAUSE … Chinese medicine is nothing new, but it has only been in recent years that the increase in the standard of living in Southeast Asia has made these remedies available to most people. It is no wonder then that this newly affluent population has had a great effect on wildlife numbers and the demand for tiger parts. In many places in China, tiger parts are a delicacy that is served at special private banquets. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 80 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 3. In your own words, explain why the international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business. [2m] Some of us may think that 2. The booming economies and we do not understand the personal incomes of Southeast Asia have caused demand and meaning of “lucrative prices to soar, lifting the business” but clearly this international trade in refers to the international wildlife products to an trade in wildlife products. estimated $6 billion-a-year business. The use of tiger parts in Chinese medicine is nothing new, but it What kind of business volume is it has only been in recent years that the supposed to be? increase in the standard of living in Southeast Asia has made these remedies available to most people. It is An estimated $6 billion-a-year no wonder then that this newly affluent business. population has had a great effect on wildlife numbers and the demand for Is this a huge business? tiger parts. In many places in China, tiger parts are a delicacy that is served Does it make money? at special private banquets. There you are, “lucrative” means “profitable” or “money making”. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 81 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 3. In your own words, explain why the international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business. [2m] When we rephrase the 2. The booming economies and Question 3, to form the personal incomes of Southeast Asia have caused demand and Answer Stem, we get: prices to soar, lifting the international trade in International trade in wildlife wildlife products to an products is a lucrative estimated $6 billion-a-year business. The use of tiger parts in business BECAUSE … Chinese medicine is nothing new, but it has only been in recent years that the increase in the standard of living in Southeast Asia has made these remedies available to most people. It is no wonder then that this newly affluent population has had a great effect on We return to the task of wildlife numbers and the demand for tiger parts. In many places in China, finding the correct answer tiger parts are a delicacy that is served from the relevant area of this at special private banquets. paragraph By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 82 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 3. In your own words, explain why the international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business. [2m] When we rephrase the 2. The booming economies and Question 3, to form the personal incomes of Southeast Asia have caused demand and Answer Stem, we get: prices to soar, lifting the international trade in International trade in wildlife wildlife products to an products is a lucrative estimated $6 billion-a-year business BECAUSE the business. The use of tiger parts in booming economies and Chinese medicine is nothing new, but it has only been in recent years that the personal incomes of Southeast increase in the standard of living in Asia have caused demand and Southeast Asia has made these remedies available to most people. It is prices to soar. no wonder then that this newly affluent population has had a great effect on wildlife numbers and the demand for tiger parts. In many places in China, tiger parts are a delicacy that is served raising the volume of at special private banquets. International trade in wildlife products By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 83 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 3. In your own words, explain why the international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business. [2m] When we rephrase the 2. The booming economies and Question 3, to form the personal incomes of Southeast Asia have caused demand and Answer Stem, we get: prices to soar, lifting the international trade in International trade in wildlife wildlife products to an products is a lucrative estimated $6 billion-a-year business. The use of tiger parts in business BECAUSE … Chinese medicine is nothing new, but it has only been in recent years that the increase in the standard of living in Southeast Asia has made these remedies available to most people. It is no wonder then that this newly affluent population has had a great effect on We return to the task of wildlife numbers and the demand for tiger parts. In many places in China, finding the correct answer tiger parts are a delicacy that is served from the relevant area of this at special private banquets. paragraph By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 84 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 3. In your own words, explain why the international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business. [2m] RELEVANT AREA OF TEXT 2. The booming economies and personal incomes of Southeast Asia have caused demand and When we rephrase the prices to soar, lifting the Question 3, to form the international trade in Answer Stem, we get: wildlife products to an estimated $6 billion-a-year business. The use of tiger parts in International trade in wildlife Chinese medicine is nothing new, but it products is a lucrative has only been in recent years that the increase in the standard of living in Southeast Asia has made these business BECAUSE remedies available to most people. It is the booming economies and no wonder then that this newly affluent population has had a great effect on personal incomes of wildlife numbers and the demand for Southeast Asia have caused tiger parts. In many places in China, tiger parts are a delicacy that is served demand and prices to soar. at special private banquets. IRRELEVANT AREA OF TEXT By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 85 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 3. In your own words, explain why the international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business. [2m] RELEVANT AREA OF TEXT 2. The booming economies and When we rephrase the personal incomes of Question 3, to form the Southeast Asia have Answer Stem, we get: caused demand and International trade in wildlife prices to soar, lifting the international trade products is a lucrative in wildlife products to business because an estimated $6 the booming economies and personal incomes of billion-a-year Southeast Asia have caused business. demand and prices to soar. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 86 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 3. In your own words, explain why the international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business. [2m] GET THE CORRECT ANSWER – NOT IN YOUR OWN WORDS FIRST International trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business because the booming economies and personal incomes of Southeast Asia have caused demand and prices to soar. increase drastically resulted in cost wants and needs prospering countries / thriving countries / fast developing countries / countries which are doing a lot of business / private wages / Individual salaries By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 87 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 3. In your own words, explain why the international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business. [2m] In your own words does not mean replacing the given words, word for word. International trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business because the prospering Southeast Asian countries and their people’s wages have resulted in the consumer’s wants and needs, and costs of purchase to increase drastically. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 88 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 3. In your own words, explain why the international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business. [2m] In your own words does not mean replacing the given words, word for word. International trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business because the fast developing Southeast Asian countries and their people’s salaries have resulted in the consumer’s expectations and wants, and costs of purchase to go up steeply. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 89 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 3. In your own words, explain why the international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business. [2m] In your own words does not mean replacing the given words, word for word. International trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business because the fast developing Southeast Asian countries and their people’s salaries have resulted in the consumer’s expectations and wants, and costs of purchase to skyrocket. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 90 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 3. In your own words, explain why the international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business. [2m] In your own words does not mean replacing the given words, word for word. International trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business because the rapidly growing Southeast Asian countries and their people’s salaries have generated a steep increase in the consumer’s expectations and wants, and costs of purchase. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 91 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 2 3. In your own words, explain why the international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business. [2m] (1) Booming economies (2) personal (3) Incomes (1) Thriving / successful / flourishing / prospering / blossoming / fast developing / rapidly growing ( Cannot be accepted – developing / growing / rising / increase / improving) (2) Individual (3) Salaries / earnings ( X = wealth) (2/3 for 1 mark) (1) Caused by demand and prices to (2) soar (1) Resulted (2) Rise / skyrocket ( X = prices to rocket) (2/2 for 1 mark) By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 92 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 3 Sarah It is a lucrative business as there are high demands for animal parts, this causes the cost of animal parts to rise. However, people can afford them as they are increasing in wealth. Angelina The growing economy and salary of southeast asians have caused demand and the amount they pay to soar. Aaron It is because of the economies is getting better, personal salary are well paid, therefore, the need of wildlife product and the price rise up, lifting 6 billion per annual business. Matthaeus As there are more people, more people wil buy the products causing the Ang business to prosper. Esther Soh The trade of wildlife products is profitatable due to expanding economies and increasing salaries. Shakinah It is because of the increasing economies and the salaries of Southeast Asia. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 93 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 3 Leon Lin The international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business of the roaring market and one own savings of southeast Asia have caused the request and values of the wildlife products to increase as the people now are richer and could affort to buy wildlife products. Vivian Goh It is a lucrative business because the money earn is in a big amount and also very easy to do this job in the country as the economies is greatly improved too. Jeevanjot In Southeast Asia, many of their many was depleting which led the international trade in animal parts to be lifted to more than a billion. Brendan It is a lucrative business for wildlife products are very costly and there is a high demand for them. Qicheng The standard of living have increase and people now can afford. Brian Ong The growing market and salary of Southeast Asia have made the prices of wildlife products increase so people earn a lot. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 94 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 3 Ummairah The rapid increase in economies and salaries have made the demands and cost for wlidlife trade to increase drastically per annum. Gabriel Chan It is a lucrative business as these medicines are available to most people in Southeast Asia as the people become richer. Eleazar Ong Animal product trading is an extremely profitable venture because of the extremely high demand for traditional chinese medicine. Kenny Yeo It is a lucrative business because the improving economies and people’s income kept increasing in the Southeast Asia had led to the increase of the price of the animal parts, making profitable business. Lee Qicheng The standard of living have increase and people now can afford. Stanley Ng The Southeast Asia economies and personal incomes have rise. Hence the demand and prices rose and lifting the international trade in wildlife products higher. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 95 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 3 Desmond Lim It is a lucrative business as there are more demands for animal parts to be used in medicine and the annual income is about $6 billion-a-year. Joel Yeo People’s income has increased and so as their welfare thus increasing the demand of these products. Mervin Ong The increasing financial states and Private Salarys have caused need and costs to rise. Zuo Wei International trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business as South- east asians began prospering and wanted wildlife products to improve their living standards. Daryl Neo This business brings in $6 billion every year as its products are highly sought for in the market. Benjamin Ann This is because the products is valueably expensive and many people wants to buy it. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 96 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 3 Vivian Goh It is a lucrative business because the money earn is in a big amount and also very easy to do this job in the country as the economies is greatly improved too. Wien Chua International trade in wildlife products can earn them a lot of money. As hunting for the animals is very difficult to get, especially tigers, which make it very expensive for the buyers. Leon Lin The international trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business of the roaring market and one own savings of southeast Asia have caused the request and values of the wildlife products to increase as the people now are richer and could affort to buy wildlife products. Sean Ng The mindset of people makes them believe that the animal parts can cure them and the cost of the parts will increase. Viknarajah It is a profitable business because the increasing economies have caused the demand and prices to increase which lifts the trade in animal parts to an approximate $6 billion annually. Nathaneal Jiang It is because the international trade in wildlife products is an estimated $6 billion-a-year business. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 97 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 5B students’ responses to Question 3 Terrence The demand for animals parts are gradually increasing. Therefore people Chew who owned some animals parts, can sell it at a high price to those wanted the animal parts. Dinnie International trade in wildlife products is a lucrative business due to the Fahmie rapid economic growth of Southeast Asia that have caused demand and prices to ascalate, lifting the wildlife products to an estimated $6 billion a year business. Ibrahim It is a lucrative business because it is an expensive trade and using animal parts. Abel Yeo Obtaining wildlife products is a difficult task, thus the parts obtained from animals are sold at a very high price and the profits earned outweigh its original cost to abstract the parts, making it a lucrative business. Kai JIe The wildlife animal parts are selling at a very good price and the price is still increasing greatly. Sze Yan International trade in wildlife products is a lucrative buiness as the Asian market accelerates, Asians become richer thus able to afford more expensive medicine, contributing to a boost in the business. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 98 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 2 4. Explain why people consume tiger parts. [2m] By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 99 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • To answer Question 4, we have to look further into the other part of Paragraph 2. The use of tiger parts in Chinese medicine is nothing new, but it has only been in 4. Explain why people recent years that the increase consume tiger in the standard of living in parts. [2m] Southeast Asia has made these remedies available to most people. It is no wonder What is the meaning of then that this newly affluent “consume”? population has had a great effect on wildlife numbers and to consume = to use the demand for tiger parts. In many places in China, tiger a consumer = a user parts are a delicacy that is consumption = usage served at special private banquets. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 100 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Once we know that “to consume” means “to use”, we should know the relevant areas of the text (paragraph 2) to look out for. The use of tiger parts in Chinese medicine is nothing new, but it has only been in 4. Explain why people recent years that the increase consume tiger in the standard of living in parts. [2m] Southeast Asia has made these remedies available to most people. It is no wonder What is the meaning of then that this newly affluent “consume”? population has had a great effect on wildlife numbers and to consume = to use the demand for tiger parts. In many places in China, tiger a consumer = a user parts are a delicacy that is consumption = usage served at special private banquets. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 101 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Once we know that “to consume” means “to use”, we should know the relevant areas of the text (paragraph 2) to look out for. The use of tiger parts in Chinese medicine 4. Explain why people consume tiger is nothing new… parts. [2m] What is the meaning of “consume”? In many places in to consume = to use China, tiger parts are a consumer = a user a delicacy that is consumption = usage served at special private banquets. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 102 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • WHY LIFTING IS NOT READING COMPREHENSION The use of tiger parts 4. Explain why people consume tiger in Chinese medicine parts. [2m] is nothing new… If you lifted, your answer will look something like this: In many places in The use of tiger parts in Chinese medicine is China, tiger parts are nothing new and in many places in China, tiger parts a delicacy that is are a delicacy that is served at special served at special private banquets. private banquets. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 103 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • WHY LIFTING IS NOT READING COMPREHENSION The use of tiger parts 4. Explain why people consume tiger in Chinese medicine parts. [2m] is nothing new… If you lifted, your answer will look something like this: In many places in The use of tiger parts in Chinese medicine is China, tiger parts are nothing new and in many places in China, tiger parts a delicacy that is are a delicacy that is served at special served at special private banquets. private banquets. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 104 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • WHY LIFTING IS NOT READING COMPREHENSION 4. Explain why people consume tiger parts. [2m] You must restructure the sentence to read: The use of tiger Tiger parts are used parts in Chinese in Chinese medicine is nothing medicine. new… In many places in In China, tiger parts China, tiger parts are a delicacy that are a delicacy that is served at special is served at special private banquets. private banquets. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 105 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • WHY LIFTING IS NOT READING COMPREHENSION 4. Explain why people consume tiger parts. [2m] You must restructure the sentence to read: Tiger parts are used in Chinese People consume medicine. tiger parts because they are used in Chinese medicine. In China, tiger parts In China, tiger parts are a delicacy that are a delicacy that is served at special is served at special private banquets. private banquets. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 106 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • WHY LIFTING IS NOT READING COMPREHENSION 4. Explain why people consume tiger parts. [2m] This answer can be further improved as follows: People consume People consume tiger parts because tiger parts because they are used in they are used as Chinese medicine. ingredients in In China, tiger parts Chinese medicine are a delicacy that and served as is served at special a delicacy at special private banquets. private banquets in China. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 107 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • WHY LIFTING IS NOT READING COMPREHENSION 4. Explain why people consume tiger parts. [2m] This answer can be further improved as follows: People consume SINCE YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED tiger parts because TO USE YOUR OWN WORDS, they are used as THIS ANSWER WILL AWARD YOU ingredients in WITH TWO MARKS. 1m Chinese medicine and served as 1m a delicacy at special private banquets in China. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 108 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 2 4. Explain why people consume tiger parts. [2m] Use of tiger parts in Chinese medicine 1m Tiger parts are a delicacy 1m (X = tiger parts have medicinal value) Increase in the standard of living in Southeast Asia has Excess Denies made these remedies available to most people Newly affluent population has had a great effect on Excess Denies wildlife numbers and the demand forHwee for classroom By Yeo Yam tiger parts 109 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 4 Michelle The use of tiger parts in chinese medicine is nothing new, but it has only been Chan in recent years that the increase Shawn Ng Tiger parts are consumed as they are chinese medicine and remedies. Shakinah People consume tiger parts because it has only been in recent years that the increase in the standard of living in Southeast Asia has made the use of tiger parts in Chinese medicine available to most people. Cogels The medicine contain tiger parts are cureable to most of the diseases and ti is Chan symbol of high status in resturant. Doreen It is due to an increase in the standard of living that causes all these remedies Swee to become available and at the same time, people are easily influenced by the great effect on wildlife numbers and the demand for tiger parts. Nurulhuda Tiger parts are consumed to cure illnesses and served as a delicacy during special private banquets. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 110 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D student’s responses to Question 4 Benjamin People consume tiger parts as they are either use as Chinese Ann medicines or delicacy that is served at special private banquets. Joshua People consume tiger parts as they believe that there are medicinal Chan properties and it would cure them of their illness. Daniel Tan People consume tiger parts to cure themselves and to satisfy their hunger. Jeevanjot The people use tiger parts to increase their standard of living as well as it is also a delicacy served at special private banquets. Brian Ong It is very special to consume tiger parts and it is delicious. Lee Tiger parts is serve during private banquets and seen as an delicacy. Qicheng By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 111 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D student’s responses to Question 4 Sean Ng They think that they will be cured. Leon Lin People consume tiger parts as it is used as a Chinese medicine and to able to cure illnesses, tiger parts are also serve as a delicacy that is served at special private banquets. Kenny Yeo People consumer tiger parts as remedies that were made out of them and some simply consumed it as a delicacy. Wien Chua The consume of tiger parts is a medicine of remedies for human being. The medincines is seen as a symbol of high status and wealth. Vivian Goh It is because the people standard of living life had gone up and also the remedies had made available to everybody in the country too. Ummairah It serves as a special delicacy at special events and tiger parts are good for health. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 112 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 5B student’s responses to Question 4 Siew Hui It is because to people, tiger parts are a delicacy that is served at special private banquets and also the use of tiger parts in Chinese medicine is now made available to almost everyone in the world. Dinie Tiger parts is use primarily in Chinese medicine and a delicacy as a Fahmie symbol of high status and wealth. Stamford They consume tiger parts as medicines to make them healtier. Ibrahim People consume tiger parts for Chinese medicine and it is also a delicacy. Abel Yeo Consuming tiger parts shows the status of a person, as one of power and riches, therefore it is regularly consumed by wealthy people during private banquets. Kenny Tan People who consume tiger parts are being seen as people with high status and wealth. Furthermore, medicine made from tiger parts can also cure illness that western medicine cannot. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 113 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 3. The use of endangered tiger products and their medicines is seen as a symbol of high status and wealth. Some remedies list tiger parts as an ingredient, but the real animal parts are so expensive that often the medicines may have only trace elements; but even these are enough to promote the continued slaughter of the tiger. In addition, in recent years there has been resurgence in traditional practices fundamental to the history of Chinese society. This has been fuelled by cultural pride. There is also a growing sentiment that western medicine contains some shortcomings in treating illness. Furthermore, new communities around the globe including non-Asian communities are supplementing traditional Chinese medicine treatments into their western style of medicine, igniting the demand for tiger parts beyond what can be supplied. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 114 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • sign / mark prestige / position / class / threatened to die off / indication standing completely pinch / speck / component, a tiny bit element, part, item 3. The use of endangered tiger products and their medicines is seen as a symbol of high status and encourage / motivate wealth. Some remedies list tiger parts as an ingredient, but the real animal parts are so expensive killing that often the medicines may have only trace besides / moreover / elements; but even these are enough to promote the furthermore continued slaughter of the tiger. In addition, in recent recently, years there has been resurgence in traditional nowadays practices fundamental to the history of Chinese conventional, society. This has been fuelled by cultural pride. customary foundational, underlying, There is also a growing sentiment that western Integral, basic, essential medicine contains some shortcomings in treating renewal of interest, illness. Furthermore, new communities around the globe including non-Asian communities are reemergence driven, motivated supplementing traditional Chinese medicine treatments into their western style of medicine, igniting the demand for tiger parts beyond what can dignity, ego, feelings be supplied. arrogance flaws, weaknesses, worldwide / internationally moreover, besides drawbacks technique, arousing, sparking need, requirement way of administering adding to, complementing, augmenting, reinforcing By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 115 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 3. The use of endangered tiger products and 3. The use of endangered tiger products and their medicines is seen as a symbol of their medicines is seen as a sign of high high status and wealth. Some remedies social position and wealth. Some list tiger parts as an ingredient, but the real medicinal cures list tiger parts as an animal parts are so expensive that often ingredient, but the real animal parts are so the medicines may have only trace expensive that often the medicines may elements; but even these are enough to have only very little bit of tiger-related promote the continued slaughter of the ingredients in them; but even these are tiger. In addition, in recent years there has enough to promote the continued killing of been resurgence in traditional practices the tiger. Recently there has also been re- fundamental to the history of Chinese emergence in basic customary practices society. This has been fuelled by cultural which defines the history of Chinese pride. There is also a growing sentiment society. This has been driven by cultural that western medicine contains some pride. There is also a growing feeling that shortcomings in treating illness. western medicine contains some Furthermore, new communities around the weaknesses in treating illness. globe including non-Asian communities Furthermore, new global communities are supplementing traditional Chinese including non-Asian communities are medicine treatments into their western supplementing traditional Chinese style of medicine, igniting the demand for medicine treatments into their western tiger parts beyond what can be supplied. style of medicine, causing the demand for tiger parts to become bigger than what the sellers can supply to the customers. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 116 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 3 5. Write down the single word which tells us that something is in limited amount? [1m] By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 117 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • PARAGRAPH 3 5. Write down the single word There is only…. which tells us that something is Something has only… in limited amount? [1m] The use of endangered tiger products and their medicines is seen as a symbol of high status and wealth. Some remedies list tiger parts as an ingredient, but the real animal parts are so expensive that often the medicines may have only trace elements; but even these are enough to promote the continued slaughter of the tiger. In addition, in recent years there has been resurgence in traditional practices fundamental to the history of Chinese society. This has been fuelled by cultural pride. There is also a growing sentiment that western medicine contains some shortcomings in treating illness. Furthermore, new communities around the globe including non-Asian communities are supplementing traditional Chinese medicine treatments into their western style of medicine, igniting the demand for tiger parts beyond what can be supplied. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 118 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • PARAGRAPH 3 5. Write down the single word There is only…. which tells us that something is Something has only… in limited amount? [1m] The medicines may have only trace elements. There is also a growing sentiment that western medicine contains some shortcomings in treating illness. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 119 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • PARTS OF SPEECH VERB ADVERB Action Word -ly word which changes the meaning of verb and adjective NOUN ADJECTIVE Naming Word Descriptive Word By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 120 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 3 5. Write down the single word which tells us that something is in limited amount? [1m] VERB ADJECTIVE What kind of amount? ADVERB NOUN We know that the word we are looking for has to be a DESCRIPTIVE word answering to “in limited amount”. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 121 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • PARAGRAPH 3 NOUN VERB 5. Write down the single word ADJECTIVE ADVERB which tells us that something is in limited amount? [1m] The medicines may have only trace elements. What kind of elements? What kind of sentiment? There is also a growing sentiment that western medicine contains some shortcomings in treating illness. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 122 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 3 5. Write down the single word which tells us that something is in limited amount? [1m] The word is “trace”. X = endangered, shortcomings By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 123 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 5 Nurulhuda The word is “trace”. Hanis The word is “trace”. Shawn Yeung The word is “endangered”. Jie Hui The word is “shortcomings”. Shafiqah The word is “endangered”. Melvin Chan The word is “supplementing”. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 124 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 5 Ummairah The word is “igniting”. Gabriel The word is “beyond”. Chan Brendan The word is “resurgence”. Qia Ji The word is “igniting”. Alphonsus The word is “endangered”. Abdullah The word is “trace”. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 125 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 5B students’ responses to Question 5 Kenny Tan The word is “endangered”. Say Kiat The word is “shortcomings”. Abel Yeo The word is “beyond”. Ibrahim The word is “trace”. Stamford The word is “igniting”. Siew Hui The word is “trace”. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 126 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 4. The popularity of tiger bones as a remedy for a multitude of ailments has produced a thriving black market, which is very difficult to monitor. Unlike a tiger skin, tiger bones can be crushed and made odourless and can be disguised as other types of bones. Tiger derivatives that are confiscated in raids by government officials are therefore believed to be just the tip of the iceberg. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 127 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • growing, flourishing, Wide many kinds prospering, acceptance, booming appeal sicknesses, illnesses, medical problems treatment, 4. The popularity of tiger bones as a cure remedy for a multitude of ailments has illegal buying and selling of produced a thriving black market, goods and services generated, which is very difficult to monitor. spun off, Unlike a tiger skin, tiger bones can be oversea, watch over, crushed and made odourless and can observe, police, hard be disguised as other types of bones. check, keep an eye on Tiger derivatives that are confiscated in raids by government officials are without any smell mashed, therefore believed to be just the tip of squashed, crunched the iceberg. seized, appropriated, taken away covered up, sweeps thought masked, veiled, passed off thus a small sign of a problem which is much larger products springing from the original material By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 128 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 4. The popularity of tiger bones as 4. The popularity of tiger bones as a remedy for a multitude of a medical cure for many ailments has produced a thriving illnesses has created a busy black market, which is very and profitable illegal market, difficult to monitor. Unlike a which is very difficult for the tiger skin, tiger bones can be government to keep a lookout crushed and made odourless for. Unlike a tiger skin, tiger and can be disguised as other bones can be crushed and made types of bones. Tiger to produce no giveaway smell derivatives that are confiscated and can be disguised as other in raids by government officials types of bones. These products are therefore believed to be just made from tiger parts which are the tip of the iceberg. taken away forcefully from the illegal sellers in police sweeps are thus thought to have revealed only a tiny part of an illegal business activity which has a much bigger scale. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 129 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 5. The trade in tiger parts is thought to have intensified as a result of a rapid increase in the demand for traditional Chinese medicine in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea. Despite the acceptance of new trade policies in China, it still remains a principle player in the demise of the tiger and other endangered species. Other countries such as Taiwan have stepped up enforcement efforts since coming under pressure from the United States in 1993-1994. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 130 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 5. The trade in tiger parts is 5. The business in tiger parts has thought to have intensified as a become stronger because of a result of a rapid increase in the fast rise in people’s needs for demand for traditional Chinese customary Chinese medicine in medicine in China, Taiwan, East Asian countries. Despite Hong Kong, Japan and South the introduction of new trade Korea. Despite the acceptance policies in the country, China is of new trade policies in China, it still a key player in causing the still remains a principal player death of the tiger and other in the demise of the tiger and endangered species. Other other endangered species. countries such as Taiwan have Other countries such as Taiwan stepped up policing efforts have stepped up enforcement since coming under criticism efforts since coming under from the United States in 1993- pressure from the United States 1994. in 1993-1994. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 131 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • quick / believed heightened / fast rise magnified / outcome, amplified 5. The trade in tiger parts is thought consequence to have intensified as a result of a rapid increase in the demand for customary traditional Chinese medicine in East Asian China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan countries In spite of and South Korea. Despite the acceptance of new trade policies in rules and regulations China, it still remains a principal adoption, player in the demise of the tiger and recognition other endangered species. Other main, key countries such as Taiwan have increased stepped up enforcement efforts since termination, coming under pressure from the death, end United States in 1993-1994. execution / implementation / policing work criticism, warning, persuasion By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 132 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 6. However, such policing efforts in Asian countries touch only a small percentage of Chinese medicine stores, and often owners get word of a “raid” in time to hide or disperse any tiger parts they may have in stock. As the demand for tiger products continues to grow, and poaching is still prominent in India, Russia and Southeast Asia, additional measures need to be implemented to curb both the supply and the demand for endangered tiger parts. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 133 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 6. However, such policing efforts 6. But such policing efforts in in Asian countries touch only a Asian countries affect only a small percentage of Chinese small percentage of Chinese medicine stores, and often medicine stores, and often owners get word of a “raid” in owners get word of a “raid” in time to hide or disperse any time to hide or disperse any tiger parts they may have in tiger parts they may have in stock. As the demand for tiger stock. As people’s need for products continues to grow, tiger products continues to and poaching is still prominent grow, and illegal hunting and in India, Russia and Southeast killing is still very common in Asia, additional measures India, Russia and Southeast need to be implemented to Asia, additional measures curb both the supply and the need to be taken up to control demand for endangered tiger the trading of endangered tiger parts. parts. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 134 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • enforcement, implementation, affect, involve, monitoring concern, has to do with 6. However, such policing learn about, efforts in Asian countries receive touch only a small percentage information of Chinese medicine stores, and often owners get word of a “raid” in time to hide or striking, distribute away, problematic, disperse any tiger parts they scatter, blatant, may have in stock. As the disseminate rampant demand for tiger products continues to grow, and Illegal hunting poaching is still prominent in actions, procedures, India, Russia and Southeast policies, steps Asia, additional measures supplementary, need to be implemented to put in place, further, curb both the supply and the carried out, demand for endangered tiger executed, enforced extra parts. threatened, imperiled, control, limit, manage, put at risk slow down By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 135 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 7. Many of the tiger-range countries’ governments have established legal provisions to protect the endangered tiger. In addition, most tiger countries are members of CITES (Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species) which bans the trade of tiger parts (the exceptions are Burma, Lao PDR, and Cambodia). However, inadequate legal structures, political commitment, and financial resources severely limit domestic enforcement efforts. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 136 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 7. Many of the tiger-range countries’ 7. Many governments who run governments have established legal countires with sizeable tiger provisions to protect the endangered populations have set up laws to tiger. In addition, most tiger countries protect the endangered tiger. Many are members of CITES (Convention on International Trade of Endangered tiger countries are also members of Species) which bans the trade of tiger CITES (Convention on International parts (the exceptions are Burma, Lao Trade of Endangered Species) PDR, and Cambodia). However, which forbids the buying and inadequate legal structures, political selling of tiger parts (the exceptions commitment, and financial resources are Burma, Lao PDR, and severely limit domestic enforcement Cambodia). However, inadequate efforts. legal coverage, government involvement, and funds seriously limit domestic policing efforts. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 137 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • measures, set up, Policies, put together lawful rules and regulations besides, moreover, furthermore insufficient 7. Many of the tiger-range countries’ governments meeting, have established legal provisions to protect the assembly, endangered tiger. In addition, most tiger countries Conference, caucus are members of CITES (Convention on International framework, Trade of Endangered Species) which bans the trade system of tiger parts (the exceptions are Burma, Lao PDR, monetary and Cambodia). However, inadequate legal support structures, political commitment, and financial governmental resources severely limit domestic enforcement efforts. Internal, implementation greatly, seriously local policing, monitoring restrict, hold back, curb support, promise, pledge, By Yeo Yam Hweeresponsibility, obligation for classroom 138 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 8. Despitelegislation banning hunting, the staff employed to protect tigers in “protected areas” often are not legally empowered to enforce anti-hunting laws. For example, they may be restricted from searching for or confiscating hunting weapons, arresting or prosecuting poachers, or even carrying guns to protect the tigers, as well as themselves, from poachers. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 139 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 8. Despite legislation banning 8. Although there are laws hunting, the staff employed to which stops people from protect tigers in “protected hunting, the staff employed to areas” often are not legally protect tigers in “protected empowered to enforce anti- areas” often are not given any hunting laws. For example, they may be restricted from searching power to see that people for or confiscating hunting actually obey anti-hunting weapons, arresting or laws. For example, they may prosecuting poachers, or even be restricted from searching carrying guns to protect the for or confiscating hunting tigers, as well as themselves, weapons, arresting or from poachers. throwing illegal hunters into the courts , or even carrying guns to protect the tigers and themselves. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 140 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • rules and regulations, laws, policies In spite of putting an end to, outlawing, forbidding, Stopping, prohibiting, disallowing, barring impose, implement authorised Removing from one’s 8. Despite legislation banning hunting, the staff curbed, limited possession employed to protect tigers in “protected areas” often are not legally empowered to enforce anti-hunting charging someone laws. For example, they may be restricted from in a court of law searching for or confiscating hunting weapons, arresting or prosecuting poachers, or even carrying guns to protect the tigers, as well as themselves, from poachers. People who hunt animals illegally By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 141 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 9. Furthermore,anti-hunting laws that protect tigers do not protect tiger prey, leaving tigers in vital tiger habitat wtihout food nor do they protect endangered tiger populations that exist or stray outside protected areas, or roam across country borders. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 142 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Besides, moreover important, crucial, essential the hunted, 9. Furthermore, anti-hunting laws quarry that protect tigers do not protect tiger prey, leaving tigers in vital wander away, tiger habitat wtihout food nor do rove, straggle home, they protect endangered tiger living area populations that exist or stray outside protected areas, or roam across country borders. look after, Take care of move about aimlessly By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 143 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 9. Furthermore, anti-hunting 9. Anti-hunting laws that laws that protect tigers protect tigers also do not do not protect tiger prey, protect the animals which leaving tigers in vital tiger the tigers feed on, leaving habitat wtihout food nor tigers in important tiger do they protect living areas wtihout food endangered tiger nor do they protect populations that exist or endangered tiger stray outside protected populations that exist or areas, or roam across move about outside country borders. protected areas, or roam across country borders. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 144 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 10. Forestry and wildlife departments are too understaffed and under-budgeted to save the endangered tiger from poachers. Lacking funds, organisation, compensation for high-risk work, recognition, training, motivation, camps inside the protected areas, night patrols, and resources such as firearms, vehicles and communication equipment, the guards’ efforts to enforce of anti-hunting laws are ineffective. Poor standards of living also leave some officials vulnerable to corruption. The tigers’ increasing scarcity and Asia’s booming economies drive the price of tiger parts up, offering great incentive to poachers who bribe some governmental officials to turn the other cheek. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 145 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • insufficient manpower bribery employed for a particular purpose exposed, Insufficient 10. Forestry and wildlife departments susceptible, money or funds are too understaffed and under- unprotected against allocated to do budgeted to save the endangered tiger from poachers. Lacking funds, something organisation, compensation for high- risk work, recognition, training, motivation, camps inside the protected thriving, areas, night patrols, and resources such prospering, as firearms, vehicles and flourishing impotent, futile, communication equipment, the guards’ Inadequate, not working efforts to enforce of anti-hunting laws to its full extent are ineffective. Poor standards of living also leave some officials vulnerable to countries corruption. The tigers’ increasing scarcity and Asia’s booming economies drive the price of tiger parts up, offering using money to entice, great incentive to poachers who bribe shortage some governmental officials to turn the buy off other cheek. To feign ignorance, to pretend not to know or notice force generous, huge, big, reward handsome bureaucrats, people who work for the government / By Yeo Yam Hwee for people who work in the public sector classroom 146 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 10. Forestry and wildlife departments 10. Forestry and wildlife departments are too understaffed and under- do not have enough manpower or budgeted to save the endangered money to save the endangered tiger tiger from poachers. Lacking funds, from illegal hunters. Having not organisation, compensation for high- enough funds, organisation, good risk work, recognition, training, enough pay for high-risk work, motivation, camps inside the recognition, training, motivation, protected areas, night patrols, and camps inside the protected areas, resources such as firearms, vehicles night patrols, and resources such as and communication equipment, the firearms, vehicles and guards’ efforts to enforce anti- communication equipment, the hunting laws are ineffective. Poor guards’ efforts to enforce anti- standards of living also leave some hunting laws are ineffective. Poor officials vulnerable to corruption. standards of living also tempt some The tigers’ increasing scarcity and officials to accept money from illegal Asia’s booming economies drive the hunters . The decreasing tiger price of tiger parts up, offering great population and Asia’s prosperous incentive to poachers who bribe countries push up the price of tiger some governmental officials to turn parts, encouraging illegal hunters to the other cheek. bribe some governmental officials to pretend not to know that illegal By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroomis taking place. hunting 147 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 10 6. Explain why some officials accept bribes from the poachers. [1m] By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 148 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 10 6. Explain why some officials accept bribes from the poachers. [1m] Forestry and wildlife departments are too understaffed and under-budgeted to save the endangered tiger from poachers. Lacking funds, organisation, compensation for high-risk work, recognition, training, motivation, camps inside the protected areas, night patrols, and resources such as firearms, vehicles and communication equipment, the guards’ efforts to enforce anti-hunting laws are ineffective. Poor standards of living also leave some Some officials accept bribes. officials vulnerable to corruption. The tigers’ increasing scarcity and Asia’s booming economies drive the price of tiger parts up, offering great incentive to poachers who bribe some governmental officials to turn the other cheek. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 149 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 10 6. Explain why some officials accept bribes from the poachers. [1m] Forestry and wildlife departments are too understaffed and under-budgeted to save the endangered tiger from poachers. Lacking funds, organisation, compensation for high-risk work, recognition, training, motivation, camps inside the protected areas, night patrols, and resources such as firearms, vehicles and communication equipment, the guards’ efforts to enforce anti-hunting laws are ineffective. Poor standards of living also leave some officials vulnerable to corruption. The tigers’ increasing scarcity and Asia’s booming economies drive the price of tiger parts up, offering great incentive to poachers who bribe some governmental POACHERS GIVE BRIBES. officials to turn the other cheek. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 150 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 10 6. Explain why some officials accept bribes from the poachers. [1m] Forestry and wildlife departments are too understaffed and under-budgeted to save the endangered tiger from poachers. Lacking funds, organisation, compensation for high-risk work, recognition, training, motivation, camps inside the protected areas, night patrols, and resources such as firearms, vehicles and communication equipment, the guards’ efforts to enforce anti-hunting laws are ineffective. Poor standards of living also leave some officials vulnerable to corruption. The tigers’ increasing scarcity and Asia’s booming economies drive the price of tiger parts up, offering great incentive to POACHERS GIVE BRIBES. poachers who bribe some governmental officials to turn the other cheek. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 151 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 10 6. Explain why some officials accept bribes from the poachers. [1m] Forestry and wildlife departments are too understaffed and under-budgeted to save the endangered tiger from poachers. Lacking funds, organisation, compensation for high-risk work, recognition, training, motivation, camps inside the protected areas, night patrols, and resources such as firearms, vehicles and communication equipment, the guards’ efforts to enforce anti-hunting laws are ineffective. Poor standards of living also leave some officials vulnerable to corruption. The OFFICIALS ACCEPT BRIBES. tigers’ increasing scarcity and Asia’s booming economies drive the price of tiger parts up, offering great incentive to poachers who bribe some governmental officials to turn the other cheek. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 152 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 10 6. Explain why some officials accept bribes from the poachers. [1m] Forestry and wildlife departments are too understaffed and under-budgeted to save the endangered tiger from poachers. There is nothing to do with so-and-so Lacking funds, organisation, compensation accepting bribes from so-and-so. for high-risk work, recognition, training, motivation, camps inside the protected areas, night patrols, and resources such as SO THIS PART HERE IS IRRELEVANT firearms, vehicles and communication equipment, the guards’ efforts to enforce anti-hunting laws are ineffective. Poor standards of living also leave some officials vulnerable to corruption. The SOME OFFICIALS tigers’ increasing scarcity and Asia’s accepting bribes from POACHERS. booming economies drive the price of tiger parts up, offering great incentive to poachers who bribe some governmental SO THIS PART HERE IS RELEVANT officials to turn the other cheek. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 153 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 10 6. Explain why some officials accept bribes from the poachers. [1m] RELEVANT TO OFFICIALS Poor standards of living also leave some officials vulnerable to corruption. The Poor standards of living also tigers’ increasing scarcity and Asia’s booming economies drive the price of tiger leave some officials vulnerable parts up, offering great incentive to to corruption. poachers who bribe some governmental officials to turn the other cheek. RELEVANT TO POACHERS The tigers’ increasing scarcity SOME OFFICIALS and Asia’s booming economies accepting bribes from POACHERS. drive the price of tiger parts up, offering great incentive to SO THIS PART HERE IS RELEVANT poachers who bribe some governmental officials to turn the other cheek. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 154 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 10 6. Explain why some officials accept bribes from the poachers. [1m] Poor quality of life exposes Poor standards of living also leave some officials vulnerable to corruption. The some officials to the temptation tigers’ increasing scarcity and Asia’s of receiving illegal money from booming economies drive the price of tiger poachers. parts up, offering great incentive to poachers who bribe some governmental The poachers make a lot of money officials to turn the other cheek. when the price of tiger parts goes up because of the decrease in the population of tigers and the increase in demand for Tiger parts in the successful and fast developing countries. SOME OFFICIALS accepting bribes from POACHERS. Their business success motivates poachers to bribe officials to make sure SO THIS PART HERE IS RELEVANT they pretend not to know about the illegal tiger parts business. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 155 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 10 6. Explain why some officials accept bribes from the poachers. [1m] RELEVANT TO OFFICIALS RELEVANT TO POACHERS Poor standards of living also The tigers’ increasing scarcity leave some officials vulnerable and Asia’s booming economies to corruption. drive the price of tiger parts up, offering great incentive to poachers who bribe some governmental officials to turn the other cheek. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 156 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 10 6. Explain why some officials accept bribes from the poachers. [1m] RELEVANT TO OFFICIALS RELEVANT TO POACHERS Poor standards of living also The tigers’ increasing scarcity leave some officials vulnerable and Asia’s booming economies to corruption. drive the price of tiger parts up, offering great incentive to poachers who bribe some governmental officials to turn the other cheek. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 157 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 10 6. Explain why some officials accept bribes from the poachers. [1m] RELEVANT TO OFFICIALS IF YOU LEAVE THE Poor standards ANSWER LIKE THIS – YOU ARE of living also LIFTING. YOU DID leave some NOT ANSWER THE QUESTION AT officials ALL. vulnerable to corruption. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 158 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 10 6. Explain why some officials accept bribes from the poachers. [1m] RELEVANT TO OFFICIALS Poor standards of living also Some officials accept bribes from the poachers leave some because of their poor standards of living. officials vulnerable to corruption. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 159 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A Paragraph 10 6. Explain why some officials accept bribes from the poachers. [1m] The standard of living is low. (1m) Tigers increasing scarcity and Asia’s booming economies drive the price of tiger parts up. Excess Denies Forestry and wildlife departments are too understaffed and under budgeted to save the endangered tiger from poachers. Excess Denies Lacking funds, organisation, competition for high-risk work, recognition, training, motivation, camps inside the protected areas, night patrols and Excess resources such as firearms, vehicles and communication equipment, By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom the guards’ efforts to enforceteaching Term laws are ineffective anti-hunting 4 Week 4.2010 at Denies 160
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 6 Shakinah Some officials accept bribes from the poachers because of the tigers’ increasing scarcity and Asia’s booming economies frive the price of tiger parts up. Shahlehin Some officials accept bribes from the poachers since the scarcity of the tigers increases and with the booming economies of Asia which increases the price of tiger parts. Shawn Ng It is due to the low standards of living that make so officials corrupt, thus allowing bribes from poachers to earn better more income. Vinitha Some officials accept bribe from the poachers due to the poor standards of living and the increase in price of tiger parts. Li Hui They are having poor standards of living and also with the expensive tiger parts can make them earn more money thus causing the officials to be corrupted. Melvin Officials accept bribes from the proachers because Asia’s economies drive up Chan the price of tiger parts, thus increasing the tiger’s scarcity. Shafiqah Some officials will accept the bribes from the poachers because they are under-paid for a job that is risky. Angelina Forestry and wildlife departments are understaffed and underbudgeted and the poor standards of living are why some officials accept bribes from the poachers. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 161 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 6 Anna Lisa Their poor standards of living create a loophole for bribery to take place. Charis They are too poor, in order to have more income the officials have to close one Soh eye to let the poachers hunt the tiger. In return, the officials would received bribe by them. Victoria The officials are not paid adequately for their job scope. Jie Hui It is because of the poor standards of living. Nurulhuda Some officials accepted bribes from poachers due to the poor standards of living. Doreen There were insufficient compensation for high risk work, funds, organisation, Swee recognition, training, motivation, camps, night patrols and resources. Moreover, the guards’ efforts to enforce anti-hunting law are ineffective and poor standards of living also lead to some officials being corrupt. Cogels The officials live in the place where standard of living is poor, leaving Chan them some of them into corruption. Esther The officials are corrupted because they are not well paid. So when Soh the poachers offer bribes, the officials just take it. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 162 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 6 Kevin Officials are subjected to poor working conditions and bad pays, they might just Chua want to make quick and easy money. Khairiani It is because poor standard of living leave some officials vulnerable to corruption which the tigers’ increasing scarcity and Asia’s booming economies drive the price of tiger parts up. Benjamin These officials are living in poor standards of living so when the poaches offer Yam them money to turn a blind eye of their actions, they would be tempted to accept bribes and corruption for more money to improve their standard of living. Clara Ng Due to the poor standards of living as well as the ineffective anti-hunting laws, officials often accept bribes from poachers. Aaron Due to poor standards of living, leave some officials vulnerable to corruption. Cynthia In the wildlife department or organisations, they do not earn much. Therefore, to Song make a living, some officials accept bribes from the poachers. Sarah Officials acept bribes from poachers because of their poor standards of living. Rudy Tay Some officials accept bribes from the poachers because they have poor standards of living and needed money. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 163 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 6 Kenny Some officials accept bribes as they did not want to risk their lives against the Yeo armed poachers and the living standards had disappointed them to protect wildlife. Wien The want the governmental officals to turn the other cheek. Chua Daniel Tay This is because of the poor standards of living that made those officials accept bribes. Kenneth The lack of basic necessities, poor standards of living, tigers’s increasing Tham scarcity and Asia’s booming economies force some officials to accept bribes from the poachers. Amanda Ng Forestry and wildlife departments are too understaffed and underbudgeted to save the endangered tiger from poachers. Abdullah It is because these officials have a poor standard of living and the bribes that are given to them might be of a great help to them to improve their standard of living. Alphonsus They accepted the bribes due to lacking funds and poor standard of living. Jia Qi It is because the standard of living there is very poor. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 164 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 6 Arella Government officials are lacking funds for the wildlife project. With the many acitivities going on in the forest, the limited amount of funds is not enough so they accepted bribes. Daniel Tan The official accepted bribes as they normally come from low developed countries which have poor standard of living which means they are not educated properly and they are easily corrupted. Stanley The wildlife departments are lack of staff and money. SO they are working in a Ng very poor condition, and the officials have very little money. They are very prone to corruption. Therefor accepting the bribes. Daryl Neo Due to shortage of equipment, training, motivation, and the poor standard of living, the anti-hunting are practically null, leaving the government vulnerable to corrupipn Joel Yeo The poor standard of living makes some officials vulnerable to corruption. Mervin The poor standards of living caused some officials to accept bribes from the Ong poachers. Zuo Wei Some officials accept bribes as they lack resources and they are not getting paid and recognised enough to go through this hellish labour. Benjamin The offficials accept bribes because life is getting tougher which left them to accept it. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 165 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 6 Joshua Officials accept bribes from poachers as they are short staffed and have the lack Chan of finances and resources to prevent poachers from hunting. Nathanael Due to the Poor standards of living led to some offcials accepting brides from Jiang the poachers. Sean Ng The officials recieve little money because of the poor living conditions and therefor bribe are usually taken. Desmond The officials have a poor standard of living and are not paid a lot, this make them Lim vulnerable to bribes. Viknarajah Officials accept bribes from poachers as their efforts to enforce anti-hunting laws are ineffective and also the increasing economies drives the price of tiger parts up which offers great incentive to poachers who bribe government officials. Eleazar That is because of the poor working conditions, low pay and the need to support Ong their families thus they are willing to accept bribes from poachers. Brian Ong Due to their lack of motivation, high-risk work, recognition and also with the poor living standard it lead to corruption so they accept brides given by poachers. Vivian It is because the living standard of the officals are poor and also the Goh bad points about the resources that the officals had with them. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 166 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 5B students’ responses to Question 6 Jia Jun These bribers gives a much more higher payout than what the government gives them. Muhaimin Some officials accept bribes from poachers because of the poor standards of living that will lead to corruption. Joleen Some officials accept bribes from the poachers because they started the extra Tan income so that they are able to live a better life with more money. Ain Some officials accept bribes from poachers because of the poor standard of living also leave some officials vulnerable to corruption. Terrence Poor standards at living leave some officials vulnerable to corruption. Chew Daniel Tan The officials that accept the bribes from the poachers are nearing to corruption. Cheng The poor standards of living explains why the officials accepts bribes from the Xiang poachers rather than protecting tigers as their job, they feel that accepting the bribe is a much easier way to earn money. Shi Hui Some governmental officials accept bribes to have a better standard of living. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 167 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 11. Improved national legislation and international support, when combined with the promotion of alternatives to traditional Chinese remedies and habitat protection, are vital to save the tiger from being an endangered species, or from becoming extinct. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 168 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • reinforced, laws, rules and strengthened, regulations, global, revised policies worldwide 11. Improved national legislation and international support, when customary, Other ways / combined with the promotion of conventional Other means alternatives to traditional Chinese remedies and habitat protection, natural living cures, are vital to save the tiger from environment treatments being an endangered species, or from becoming extinct. breed essential, key, threatened dying off completely crucial By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 169 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 11. Improved national legislation 11. Improved national laws and and international support, international support, when when combined with the combined with the promotion promotion of alternatives to of other methods of traditional traditional Chinese remedies Chinese remedies and natural and habitat protection, are vital living environmental to save the tiger from being an protection, are important to endangered species, or from save the tiger from being an becoming extinct. endangered species, or from dying out all together. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 170 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage B 1. The hyena’s end had come, and mine as I stood rooted to the spot, paralysed, in thrall to the action before my eyes. Against my expectations, it happened practically in silence. The hyena died neither whining nor whimpering, and the tiger killed without a sound. The flame-coloured carnivore emerged from beneath the tarpaulin and made for the hyena. The hyena was leaning against the stern bench, transfixed. It did not put up a fight. Instead it shrank to the floor, lifting a forepaw in a futile gesture of defence. The look on its face was of wild terror. The tiger’s jaws closed on the side of the hyena’s neck. Its glazed eyes widened and there was a noise of organic crunching as windpipe and spinal cord were crushed. The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 171 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • THE FLASHBACK METHOD IS BEING USED BY THE WRITER OF THIS NARRATION TO INFORM HIS READERS HOW THE HYENA WAS KILLED BY THE TIGER. IN A FLASHBACK, USUALLY THE FINAL OUTCOME IS BEING MADE KNOWN TO THE READERS FIRST, FOLLOWED BY THE PROCESS LEADING TO IT. 1.1 The hyena’s end had come, and mine as I stood rooted to the spot, paralysed, in thrall to the action before my eyes. 1.2 Against my expectations, it happened practically in silence. 1.3 The hyena died neither whining nor whimpering, and the tiger killed without a sound. TO ACHIEVE 1.4 The flame-coloured carnivore emerged from beneath the UNDERSTANDING, tarpaulin and made for the hyena. CAREFULLY READ and FIND OUT 1.5 The hyena was leaning against the stern bench, transfixed. WHO IS THE ONE 1.6 It did not put up a fight. TELLING YOU THE 1.7 Instead it shrank to the floor, lifting a forepaw in a futile STORY. IS THIS NARRATOR gesture of defence. IN THE PASSAGE OR 1.8 The look on its face was of wild terror. NOT? 1.9 The tiger’s jaws closed on the side of the hyena’s neck. IF HE OR SHE IS IN THE PASSAGE, 1.10 Its glazed eyes widened and there was a noise of organic WHAT IS THE ROLE crunching as windpipe and spinal cord were crushed. HE OR SHE IS 1.11 The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over. PLAYING? By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 172 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • THE FLASHBACK METHOD IS BEING USED BY THE WRITER OF THIS NARRATION TO INFORM HIS READERS HOW THE HYENA WAS KILLED BY THE TIGER. IN A FLASHBACK, USUALLY THE FINAL OUTCOME IS BEING MADE KNOWN TO THE READERS FIRST, FOLLOWED BY THE PROCESS LEADING TO IT. 1.1 The hyena’s end had come, and mine as I stood rooted to the spot, paralysed, in thrall to the action before my eyes. 1.2 Against my expectations, it happened practically in silence. 1.3 The hyena died neither whining nor whimpering, and the tiger killed without a sound. TO ACHIEVE 1.4 The flame-coloured carnivore emerged from beneath the UNDERSTANDING, tarpaulin and made for the hyena. CAREFULLY READ 1.5 The hyena was leaning against the stern bench, transfixed. WHAT HAD 1.6 It did not put up a fight. HAPPENED 1.7 Instead it shrank to the floor, lifting a forepaw in a futile TO THE HYENA gesture of defence. NEXT. 1.8 The look on its face was of wild terror. 1.9 The tiger’s jaws closed on the side of the hyena’s neck. 1.10 Its glazed eyes widened and there was a noise of organic crunching as windpipe and spinal cord were crushed. 1.11 The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 173 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • THE FLASHBACK METHOD IS BEING USED BY THE WRITER OF THIS NARRATION TO INFORM HIS READERS HOW THE HYENA WAS KILLED BY THE TIGER. IN A FLASHBACK, USUALLY THE FINAL OUTCOME IS BEING MADE KNOWN TO THE READERS FIRST, FOLLOWED BY THE PROCESS LEADING TO IT. 1.1 The hyena’s end had come, and mine as I stood rooted to the spot, paralysed, in thrall to the action before my eyes. 1.2 Against my expectations, it happened practically in silence. 1.3 The hyena died neither whining nor whimpering, and the tiger killed without a sound. TO ACHIEVE 1.4 The flame-coloured carnivore emerged from beneath the UNDERSTANDING, tarpaulin and made for the hyena. CAREFULLY READ 1.5 The hyena was leaning against the stern bench, transfixed. WHAT HAD TIGER 1.6 It did not put up a fight. DONE NEXT. 1.7 Instead it shrank to the floor, lifting a forepaw in a futile gesture of defence. 1.8 The look on its face was of wild terror. 1.9 The tiger’s jaws closed on the side of the hyena’s neck. 1.10 Its glazed eyes widened and there was a noise of organic crunching as windpipe and spinal cord were crushed. 1.11 The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 174 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • USING THE S.T.A.R. GRID TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND A NARRATIVE TEXT (PASSAGE) SETTING ACTION TROUBLE RESOLUTION By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 175 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • USING THE S.T.A.R. GRID TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND A NARRATIVE TEXT (PASSAGE) SETTING ACTION: How the tiger had attacked the hyena. NARRATOR PREY PREDATOR AS EYEWITNESS TROUBLE: What is the issue? RESOLUTION NARRATOR witnessed how a hyena was attacked and killed by a tiger and was surprised by the whole experience. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 176 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 1 7. What were the expectations of the author regarding the death of the hyena? [2m] 8. What does “it” refer to in the sentence, “The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over”? [1m] By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 177 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 1 7. What were the expectations of the author regarding the death of the hyena? [2m] What did the author expect to see when he happened to witness a hyena’s encounter with a tiger? What did the author expect to see when he saw a hyena being attacked by a tiger? What did the author expect to see when he saw a tiger attacking a hyena? By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 178 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 1 7. What were the expectations of the author regarding the death of the hyena? [2m] 1. The hyena’s end had come, and mine as I stood rooted to the spot, paralysed, in thrall to the action before my eyes. Against my expectations, it happened practically in silence. The hyena died neither whining nor whimpering, and the tiger killed without a sound. The flame-coloured carnivore emerged from beneath the tarpaulin and made for the hyena. The hyena was leaning against the stern bench, transfixed. It did not put up a fight. Instead it shrank to the floor, lifting a forepaw in a futile gesture of defence. The look on its face was of wild terror. The tiger’s jaws closed on the side of the hyena’s neck. Its glazed eyes widened and there was a noise of organic crunching as windpipe and spinal cord were crushed. The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over. RELEVANT AREA OF THE TEXT By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 179 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Difference between WHINING - WHIMPERING – making a long making low, weak high unpleasant crying noises sound because because the the animal is in animal is pain or agony. frightened or hurt. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 180 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 1 7. What were the expectations of the author regarding the death of the hyena? [2m] He had expected the killing of the 1. The hyena’s end had come, and hyena would involved noises coming mine as I stood rooted to the spot, paralysed, in thrall to the action before from both the tiger and the hyena. my eyes. Against my expectations, it happened practically in silence. The hyena died neither whining nor He had expected the hyena to whimpering, and the tiger killed whine or to whimper and the tiger without a sound. The flame-coloured to kill noisily. carnivore emerged from beneath the tarpaulin and made for the hyena. The hyena was leaning against the stern bench, transfixed. It did not put up a He had expected a fight to break fight. Instead it shrank to the floor, lifting a forepaw in a futile gesture of out. He had thought that the defence. The look on its face was of hyena might put up a good fight wild terror. The tiger’s jaws closed on for self-defence. the side of the hyena’s neck. Its glazed eyes widened and there was a noise of organic crunching as windpipe and spinal cord were crushed. The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over. RELEVANT AREA OF THE TEXT Hwee for classroom By Yeo Yam 181 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • RELEVANT AREAs OF THE TEXT He had expected The author’s the killing of the report of the 1. The hyena’s end had come, and hyena would hyena’s death mine as I stood rooted to the spot, involved noises and paralysed, in thrall to the action before coming my eyes. Against my expectations, it from both the tiger introduction of and the hyena. the setting happened practically in silence. The hyena died neither whining nor whimpering, and the tiger killed He had expected without a sound. The flame-coloured the hyena to carnivore emerged from beneath the whine or to The tiger’s tarpaulin and made for the hyena. The whimper and the action and the hyena was leaning against the stern tiger hyena’s action bench, transfixed. It did not put up a to kill noisily. fight. Instead it shrank to the floor, lifting a forepaw in a futile gesture of defence. The look on its face was of He had expected a wild terror. The tiger’s jaws closed on fight to break out. He had The tiger’s the side of the hyena’s neck. Its thought that the action and the glazed eyes widened and there was a hyena might put up the hyena’s noise of organic crunching as a good fight reaction windpipe and spinal cord were for self-defence. crushed. The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over. IRRELEVANT AREAs of THE TEXT By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 182 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 7. What were the expectations of the author regarding the death of the hyena? [2m] He had expected the killing of the Against my expectations, it hyena would involved noises coming happened practically in silence. The hyena died neither whining nor from both the tiger and the hyena. whimpering, and the tiger killed without a sound. He had expected the hyena to whine or to whimper and the tiger to kill noisily. The hyena did not put up a fight. He had expected a fight to break Instead it shrank to the floor, lifting out. He had thought that the a forepaw in a futile gesture of hyena might put up a good fight defence. for self-defence. RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE RELEVANT TEXT By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 183 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 1 7. What were the expectations of the author regarding the death of the hyena? [2m] He had expected the killing of the hyena would involved noises coming He had expected the hyena to from both the tiger and the hyena. make noise by whining and 1m He had expected the hyena to whimpering and the tiger to kill whine or to whimper and the tiger noisily. He had also expected to kill noisily. the hyena to put up a good fight He had expected a fight to break for self-defence against the 1m out. He had thought that the hyena might put up a good fight tiger. for self-defence. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 184 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 1 7. What were the expectations of the author regarding the death of the hyena? [2m] The hyena would make a lot of noise / whine / whimper (idea of sound made) [1m] and put up a fight (idea of struggle). [1m] It was normal for the author to have expected the hyena, being the prey, to put up a good struggle against the predator, the tiger and in so doing, he would also have expected to hear a lot of noises arising from this fight for survival. [2m] By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 185 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 7 Rudy Tay The author expected the death of the hyena to be loud and whining. Michelle As the author would have thought that the hyena would whine or Chan whimper when it died, however it happened practically in silence. Sarah The author expected to hear whining and whimpering during the death of the hyena. Cynthia The author expected that the hyena would fight back against the Song tiger or at least struggle and roar when the tiger attacked it. Aaron The author expected the hyena to whin or whimpered. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 186 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 7 Clara Ng The author was expecting the hyena to scream or make a lot of noise as it was about to die. Benjamin The author was expecting his own death to be coming next, Yam following the death of the hyena which happened right before his eyes. Khairiani The expectation of the author is to hear the sound of killing the hyena. Kevin Chua The author properbly expected the hyena to put up a fight against the tiger or make up a big fuss about it. Esther Soh The author had expected the hyena to put up a struggle, whining or whimpering before it died. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 187 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 7 Cogels The auhtor expose the hyena died with lots of sound produced and Chan tiger kill the hyena cold bloodedly. Doreen The author expected the hyena to produce some noise before its Swee death such as whining nor whimpering and being killed with sound. Nurulhuda The author expected the death of the hyena to be a little noisy but it was silent. Jie Hui The author’s expectations was the hyena’s end had come, and mine as I stood roosted to the spot, paralysed, in thrall to the action before the author’s eyes. Victoria The author had expected it to scream in fear or pain before dying. Even maybe trying to defend tis own life. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 188 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 7 Amanda Ng The author expected the hyena to die whining or whimpering and not being killed silently. Kenneth The author expected the hyena to die in a whining or whimpering Tham tone. Daniel Tay The author expected the hyena to whimper or whin when it was dieing. Stanley Ng The author expected the hyena to nut give up and fight back. Lee The expection of the author was hyena should make noises when Qicheng she was killed. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 189 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 5B students’ responses to Question 7 Shi Hui The author expected noises when the tiger killed the hyena. Sze Yan The author expected the hyena to put up a fight or struggle, if not at least run away from the tiger instead of being rooted to the spot. Macric Koh The author expected a struggle and a noise from the hyena. Jeshere The expectations regarding the death of the hyena were suppose to Lim whine or whimper when it died and the hyena was suppose to put up a fight. Aldrich The author was shock. He was caught off-guard when the incident Chew happen, leaving author a surprise and stunning feeling. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 190 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 1 8. What does “it” refer to in the sentence, “The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over”? [1m] By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 191 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 1 8. What does “it” refer to in the sentence, “The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over”? [1m] 1. The hyena’s end had come, and mine as I stood rooted to the spot, paralysed, in thrall to the action before my eyes. Against my expectations, it happened practically in silence. The hyena died neither whining nor whimpering, and the tiger killed without a sound. The flame-coloured carnivore emerged from beneath the tarpaulin and made for the hyena. The hyena was leaning against the stern bench, transfixed. It did not put up a fight. Instead it shrank to the floor, lifting a forepaw in a futile gesture of defence. The look on its face was of wild terror. The tiger’s jaws closed on the side of the hyena’s neck. Its glazed eyes widened and there was a noise of organic crunching as windpipe and spinal cord were crushed. The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over. RELEVANT AREA OF THE TEXT By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 192 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 1 8. What does “it” refer to in the sentence, “The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over”? [1m] 1. The hyena’s end had come, and mine as I stood rooted to the spot, paralysed, in thrall to the action before my eyes. Against my expectations, it happened practically in silence. The hyena died neither whining nor whimpering, and the tiger killed without a sound. The flame-coloured carnivore emerged from beneath the tarpaulin and made for the hyena. The hyena was leaning against the stern bench, transfixed. It did not put up a fight. Instead it shrank to the floor, lifting a forepaw in a futile gesture of defence. The look on its face was of wild terror. The tiger’s jaws closed on the side of the hyena’s neck. Its glazed eyes widened and there was a noise of organic crunching as windpipe and spinal cord were crushed. The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over. RELEVANT AREA OF TEXT By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 193 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 1 8. What does “it” refer to in the sentence, “The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over”? [1m] 1. The flame-coloured carnivore emerged from beneath the tarpaulin and made for the hyena. The hyena was leaning against the stern bench, transfixed. It did not put up a fight. Instead it shrank to the floor, lifting a forepaw in a futile gesture of defence. The look on its face was of wild terror. The tiger’s jaws closed on the side of the hyena’s neck. Its glazed eyes widened and there was a noise of organic crunching as windpipe and spinal cord were crushed. The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over. RELEVANT AREA OF TEXT What was happening to the hyena here? What was the tiger doing here? By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 194 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 1 8. What does “it” refer to in the sentence, “The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over”? [1m] 1. The flame-coloured carnivore emerged from beneath the tarpaulin and made for the hyena. The hyena was leaning against the stern bench, transfixed. It did not put up a fight. Instead it shrank to the floor, lifting a forepaw in a futile gesture of defence. The look on its face was of wild terror. The tiger’s jaws closed on the side of the hyena’s neck. Its glazed eyes widened and there was a noise of organic crunching as windpipe and spinal cord were crushed. The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over. RELEVANT AREA OF TEXT What was happening to the hyena here? What was the tiger doing here? By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 195 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 8. What does “it” refer to in the sentence, “The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over”? [1m] 1. The flame-coloured carnivore emerged from beneath the tarpaulin and made for the hyena. The hyena was leaning against the stern bench, transfixed. It did not put up a fight. Instead it shrank to the floor, lifting a forepaw in a futile gesture of defence. The look on its face was of wild terror. The tiger’s jaws closed on the side of the hyena’s neck. Its glazed eyes widened and there was a noise of organic crunching as windpipe and spinal cord were crushed. The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over. What was happening to the The tiger’s deadly attack on the hyena. hyena here? What was the tiger doing here? The killing of the hyena by the tiger. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 196 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 8. What does “it” refer to in the sentence, “The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over”? [1m] 1.The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over. CHECK BY SUBSTITUTION ALWAYS: 1.The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and the tiger’s deadly attack on the hyena was over. 1. The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and the killing of the hyena by the tiger was over. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 197 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 1 8. What does “it” refer to in the sentence, “The hyena shook, its eyes went dull and it was over”? [1m] “It” refers to “the killing of the hyena”. “It” refers to “the tiger’s deadly attack on the hyena”. “It’ refers to “the tiger’s killing of the hyena”. “It” refers to “the process of killing the hyena”. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 198 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 8 Shawn Ng The “it” reffered to the the killing of the hyena. Vinitha ‘It’ refers to the life of the hyena which was over when the tiger killed it. Li Hui ‘It’ refers to hyena’s eye. Melvin ‘It’ refers to the certainty of death of the Chan hyena. Shafiqah It refers to the action that was going on when the hyena was being attacked. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 199 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 8 Angelina It refers to the life of the hyena. Anna Lisa ‘It’ refers to the hyena’s life. Charis Soh The word “it” refers to the “hyena”. Shakinah ‘It’ refers to the killing process. Shahlehin It refers to the hyena who died after being killed by a tiger. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 200 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 8 Lee Qicheng ‘It’ refers to the tiger. Daniel Tay It refers to the killing process that the hyena experienced. Kenneth Tham ‘It’ refers to the life of the hyena. Amanda Ng ‘It’ refers to the life of the hyena. Brendan Say “It” refers to the death of the hyena. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 201 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 8 Abdullah “It” refers to the life of the hyena. Alphonsus ‘It’ refers to the life of the hyena. Jia Qi “It” refers to the torture the hyena had before it died. Arella Choo The “it” refers to the process of killing the hyena. Gabriel Chan It refers to the life of the hyena. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 202 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 5B students’ responses to Question 8 Siew Hui “It” refers to the hyena. Shehan It refers to the death of the hyena. Dinie Fahmie It refers to the hyena’s life. Stamford “It” refer to the life of the hyena. Ibrahim It referes to the hyena’s eyes. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 203 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage B 2. The tiger let go and growled but it seemed like a quiet growl, private and half-hearted. He was panting, his tongue hanging from his mouth. He licked his chops, shook his head and sniffed the dead hyena. He raised his head high and smelled the air. He placed his forepaws on the stern bench and lifted himself. The rolling of the boat, though gentle, was visibly not to his liking. He put out a low, mean snarl. He smelled the air again before slowly turning his head till he was looking straight at me. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 204 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • You should be able to see that the tiger – which was the predator – takes up the whole of Paragraph 2 because he was the “ACTOR” who had generated a lot of “ACTION”. 2.1The tiger let go and growled but it seemed like a quiet growl, private and half-hearted. 2.2 He was panting, his tongue hanging from his mouth. 2.3 He licked his chops, shook his head and sniffed the dead hyena. 2.4 He raised his head high and smelled the air. 2.5He placed his forepaws on the stern bench and lifted himself. 2.6The rolling of the boat, though gentle, was visibly not to his liking. 2.7 He put out a low, mean snarl. BE SENSITIVE TO ADDITIONAL TEXTUAL CLUE HERE. 2.8He smelled the air again before slowly turning his head till he was looking straight at me. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 205 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • USING THE S.T.A.R. GRID TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND A NARRATIVE TEXT (PASSAGE) SETTING ACTION: How the tiger had attacked the hyena on a boat which was rolling gently. TROUBLE: What is the issue? RESOLUTION NARRATOR witnessed how a hyena was attacked and killed by a tiger and was surprised By Yeo Yam Hwee by the whole experience. for classroom 206 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage B 3. I wish I could describe what happened next, not as I saw it, which I might manage, but as I felt it. I beheld the tiger from the angle that showed him off to the greatest effect: from the back, half-raised, with his head turned. The stance had something of a pose to it. When the tiger’s eyes met mine, the stare was intense, cold and unflinching, not flighty or friendly, and spoke of self-possession on the point of exploding with rage. His ears twitched and then swivelled right around. One of his lips began to rise and fall coyly revealing the yellow canine which was as long as my longest finger. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 207 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • In Paragraph 3, the narrator talks about his eye-to-eye staring encounter with the tiger. 3.1 I wish I could describe what happened next, not as I saw it, which I might manage, but as I felt it. 3.2 I beheld the tiger from the angle that showed him off to the greatest effect: from the back, half-raised, with his head turned. 3.3 The stance had something of a pose to it. 3.4 When the tiger’s eyes met mine, the stare was intense, cold and unflinching, not flighty or friendly, and spoke of self-possession on the point of exploding with rage. 3.5 His ears twitched and then swivelled right around. 3.6 One of his lips began to rise and fall coyly revealing the yellow canine which was as long as my longest finger. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 208 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 3 9. What does the word “unflinching” suggest about the tiger’s nature? [1m] I wish I could describe what happened next, not as I saw it, which I might manage, but as I felt it. I beheld the tiger from the angle that showed him off to the greatest effect: from the back, half-raised, with his head turned. THE RELEVANT AREA The stance had something of a pose to it. OF THE TEXT FOR US When the tiger’s eyes met mine, the stare TO RESPOND TO THIS was intense, cold and unflinching, not QUESTION. flighty or friendly, and spoke of self- possession on the point of exploding with rage. His ears twitched and then swivelled right around. One of his lips began to rise and fall coyly revealing the yellow canine which was as long as my longest finger. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 209 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 3 9. What does the word “unflinching” suggest about the tiger’s nature? [1m] I wish I could describe what happened next, not as I saw it, which I might manage, but as I felt it. I beheld the tiger from the angle that showed him off to the greatest effect: from the back, half-raised, with his head turned. THE RELEVANT AREA The stance had something of a pose to it. OF THE TEXT FOR US When the tiger’s eyes met mine, the stare TO RESPOND TO THIS was intense, cold and unflinching, not QUESTION. flighty or friendly, and spoke of self- possession on the point of exploding with rage. His ears twitched and then swivelled right around. One of his lips began to rise and fall coyly revealing the yellow canine which was as long as my longest finger. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 210 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 3 9. What does the word “unflinching” suggest about the tiger’s nature? [1m] looked at I wish I could describe what happened next, To flinch – to make a sudden not as I saw it, which I might manage, but as I facial or body movement as felt it. I beheld the tiger from the angle that a result of pain, fear or surprise. showed him off to the greatest effect: from the back, half-raised, with his head turned. The stance had something of a pose to it. When the tiger’s eyes met mine, the stare BE CAREFUL IN YOUR SELECTION was intense, cold and unflinching, not OF OWN WORDS. YOU MUST flighty or friendly, and spoke of self- possession on the point of exploding with USE THEM IN THIS QUESTION. rage. His ears twitched and then swivelled right around. One of his lips began to rise and fall coyly revealing the yellow canine which was as long as my longest finger. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 211 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 3 9. What does the word “unflinching” suggest about the tiger’s nature? [1m] BE CAREFUL IN YOUR SELECTION looked at I wish I could describe what happened next, OF OWN WORDS. YOU MUST not as I saw it, which I might manage, but as I USE THEM IN THIS QUESTION. felt it. I beheld the tiger from the angle that showed him off to the greatest effect: from the back, half-raised, with his head turned. The stare of the tiger was intense. The stance had something of a pose to it. The stare was cold. When the tiger’s eyes met mine, the stare The stare was unflinching. was intense, cold and unflinching, not The stare was not flighty. flighty or friendly, and spoke of self- possession on the point of exploding with The stare was unfriendly. rage. His ears twitched and then swivelled The stare was exploding with rage. right around. One of his lips began to rise and fall coyly revealing the yellow canine which was as long as my longest finger. NEEDLESS TO SAY, YOU CANNOT USE ANY ONE OF THE ABOVE EXPRESSIONS. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 212 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 3 CHARACTERISTICS / QUALITIES / PERSONALITY/ WHAT DO YOU ASSOCIATE A TIGER WITH MOST? 9. What does the word “unflinching” suggest about the tiger’s nature? [1m] The stare of the tiger was intense. looked at next, The stare was cold. I wish I could describe what happened not as I saw it, which I might manage, but as I The stare was unflinching. felt it. I beheld the tiger from the angle that showed him off to the greatest effect: from The stare was not flighty. the back, half-raised, with his head turned. The stare was unfriendly. The stance had something of a pose to it. The stare was exploding with rage. When the tiger’s eyes met mine, the stare was intense, cold and unflinching, not flighty or friendly, and spoke of self- SO YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF possession on the point of exploding with rage. His ears twitched and then swivelled INTELLIGENTLY: What makes the right around. One of his lips began to rise tiger’s stare intense, cold, not flighty, and fall coyly revealing the yellow canine unfriendly and exploding with rage? which was as long as my longest finger. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 213 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 3 CHARACTERISTICS / QUALITIES / PERSONALITY/ WHAT DO YOU ASSOCIATE A TIGER WITH MOST? 9. What does the word “unflinching” suggest about the tiger’s nature? [1m] I wish I could describe what happened next, SO YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF not as I saw it, which I might manage, but as I felt it. I beheld the tiger from the angle that INTELLIGENTLY: What makes the showed him off to the greatest effect: from tiger’s stare intense, cold, not flighty, the back, half-raised, with his head turned. unfriendly and exploding with rage? The stance had something of a pose to it. When the tiger’s eyes met mine, the stare and try to link all these to “unflinching”. was intense, cold and unflinching, not flighty or friendly, and spoke of self- possession on the point of exploding with ASK AGAIN: What is “cold and rage. His ears twitched and then swivelled unflinching”? right around. One of his lips began to rise and fall coyly revealing the yellow canine which was as long as my longest finger. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 214 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 3 CHARACTERISTICS / QUALITIES / PERSONALITY/ WHAT DO YOU ASSOCIATE A TIGER WITH MOST? 9. What does the word “unflinching” suggest about the tiger’s nature? [1m] I wish I could describe what happened next, ASK AGAIN: What is “cold and not as I saw it, which I might manage, but as I felt it. I beheld the tiger from the angle that unflinching”? showed him off to the greatest effect: from the back, half-raised, with his head turned. The tiger’s nature appears to be The stance had something of a pose to it. When the tiger’s eyes met mine, the stare steadfast. It does not seem to be easily shaken or weakened or was intense, cold and unflinching, not flighty or friendly, and spoke of self- affected by change in the situation or possession on the point of exploding with Environment. rage. His ears twitched and then swivelled right around. One of his lips began to rise and fall coyly revealing the yellow canine which was as long as my longest finger. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 215 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 3 9. What does the word “unflinching” suggest about the tiger’s nature? [1m] ASK AGAIN: What is “cold and unflinching”? The tiger’s nature appears to be steadfast. It does not seem to be easily shaken or weakened or affected by change in the situation or environment. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 216 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 3 9. What does the word “unflinching” suggest about the tiger’s nature? [1m] ASK AGAIN: What is “cold and unflinching”? The tiger’s nature appears to be steadfast. It does not seem to be easily shaken or weakened or affected by change in the situation or environment. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 217 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 3 9. What does the word “unflinching” suggest about the tiger’s nature? [1m] Acceptable answers: bold / fearless / focused / undeterred / unperturbed / not bothered / not scared easily / unwavering / determined / not afraid / fearless / confident / steady PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE ORIGINAL SETTER’S MARKING SCHEME. Unacceptable answers: cold / unfeeling / merciless / ruthless / fierce / aggressive / menacing personality / calm / serious By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 218 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • ALSO NOTE THE FOLLOWING FROM THE ORIGINAL SETTER / MARKER: As the tiger is a wild animal, many of its responses during an attack on its prey is instinctive rather than emotional. Hence the acceptable answers are based on OBSERVABLE (remember in the passage: I beheld…) behaviour rather than EMOTIONAL RESPONSES. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 219 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 9 Clara Ng It tells me that the tiger has a steady and composed nature. Cynthia It suggested that the tiger’s nature is stern Song and not afraid. Sarah The word suggests that the tiger had a fearless nature. Aaron The tiger is focus and patient. Angelina It suggests that the tiger showed no emotion and that it was not sad or remorseful over killing the hyena. It also shows me that the tiger does not have a heart. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 220 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 9 Victoria The tiger is very defensive. Shahlehin The tiger’s nature is very scary that can make the person that the tiger is staring at unable to move or paralysed with fear. Charis Soh The word “unflinching” suggest that the tiger is steadfast. Shakinah The word “unflinching” suggest that the tiger looked fierce and not moving, staying in an erect position. Esther Soh It suggests that the tiger was not afraid of the author. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 221 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 9 Anna Lisa It suggests that the tiger was not intimidated by the author. Doreen It suggests that the tiger was frightening in Swee nature. Cogels It suggest that the tiger is very fierce when it Chan approaching the prey. Nurulhuda The tiger is strong and determine in nature. Jie Hui It suggest that the tiger is fierce in nature. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 222 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 9 Ummairah The word ‘unflinching’ suggests that the tiger’s nature was stern and fierce. Vivian Goh The word “unflinching” suggest that the tiger nature is fierce and also very violent. Wien Chua The tiger does not regret on what he did. Remain as a proud animal. Kenny Yeo It suggested that the tiger’s nature are bravery and unafraid. Leon Lin It tells us that the tiger has a fierce and violence nature, that suspect any creature it saw and would kill it likes its prey. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 223 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 9 Eleazar The word “unflinching” suggested that the tiger was Ong not afraid of anything and is hard to be suprised. Daryl Neo The tiger is very fierce. Zuo Wei The word “unflinching” suggests that the tiger knew exactly what it was doing. Mervin Ong The word “unflinching” suggests that the tiger’s nature is fierce and of great dominance. Joel Yeo The tiger s very steadfast and courageous. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 224 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 9 Sean Ng The word tells me that the tiger was stern. Jeevanjot The word suggest that the tiger is a strong and willed animal. Daniel Tan It suggest that the tiger is very courageous. Joshua It suggest that the tiger is a serious animal. Chan Benjamin It suggests that the tiger is aggressive by Ann nature. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 225 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 5B students’ responses to Question 9 Joleen Tan The word ‘unflinching’ suggests that the tiger is heartless, and cold blooded. Muhaimin It means that the tiger is serious and calm. Jia Jun The word ‘unflinching’ suggest to me that the tiger is serious in nature. Terrence No feelings towards the prey. Chew Daniel Tan It means it never flinch. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 226 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage B 4. Every hair on me was standing up, shrieking with fear. That was when the rat appeared. Out of nowhere, a scrawny brown rat materialised on the side bench nearest to the tiger. The tiger looked as astonished as I was. Nervous and breathless, the rat leapt onto the tarpaulin and raced my way. At the sight, in shock and surprise, my legs gave way beneath me and I practically fell onto the deck. Before my incredulous eyes the rodent hopped over the various parts of the raft, jumped onto me and climbed to the top of my head, where I felt its little claws clamping down on my scalp, holding on for dear life. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 227 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • In Paragraph 4 - 6, the narrator continues to talk about his eye-to-eye staring encounter with the tiger. 4.1 Every hair on me was standing up, shrieking with fear. 4.2 That was when the rat appeared. 4.3 Out of nowhere, a scrawny brown rat materialised on the side bench nearest to the tiger. 4.4 The tiger looked as astonished as I was. 4.5 Nervous and breathless, the rat leapt onto the tarpaulin and raced my way. 4.6 At the sight, in shock and surprise, my legs gave way beneath me and I practically fell onto the deck. 4.7 Before my incredulous eyes the rodent hopped over the various parts of the raft, jumped onto me and climbed to the top of my head, where I felt its little claws clamping down on my scalp, holding on for dear life. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 228 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 4 10. Explain why the tiger and author were astonished to see the rat. Answer in your own words. [1m] 11. Suggest why the rat headed for the top of the author’s head and clamped down on its scalp? [1m] By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 229 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 4 10. Explain why the tiger and the author were astonished to see the rat. Answer in your own words. [1m] IRRELEVANT AREA OF THE TEXT 4. Every hair on me was standing up, shrieking with fear. That was when the rat appeared. Out of nowhere, a scrawny brown rat materialised on the side bench nearest to the tiger. The tiger RELEVANT AREA OF looked as astonished as I was. THE TEXT Nervous and breathless, the rat leapt onto the tarpaulin and raced my way. At the sight, in shock and surprise, my legs gave way beneath me and I practically IR fell onto the deck. Before my incredulous eyes the rodent hopped over the RELEVANT various AREA OF THE TEXT parts of the raft, jumped onto me and climbed to the top of my head, where I felt its little claws clamping down on my scalp, holding on for dear life. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 230 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 4 STEP ONE Read the question carefully. 10. Explain why the tiger and the author were astonished to see the rat. Answer in your own words. [1m] STEP TWO UYOW question but worry about this later. 4. That was when the rat appeared. Out of nowhere, a scrawny brown STEP THREE Identify the rat materialised on the side bench nearest to the tiger. The tiger looked as astonished as I was. RELEVANT AREA OF THE TEXT STEP FOUR Write out the answer NOT IN YOUR OWN WORDS first. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 231 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 4 10. Explain why the tiger and the author were astonished to see the rat. Answer in your own words. [1m] STEP FOUR 4. That was when the rat Write out the answer appeared. Out of nowhere, a scrawny brown rat NOT IN YOUR OWN materialised on the side bench nearest to the tiger. WORDS first. The tiger looked as astonished as I was. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 232 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 4 10. Explain why the tiger and the author were astonished to see the rat. Answer in your own words. [1m] STEP FOUR ….the rat appeared. Write out the answer NOT IN YOUR OWN …out of nowhere, on the side bench nearest to the tiger. WORDS first. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 233 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 4 10. Explain why the tiger and the author were astonished to see the rat. Answer in your own words. [1m] STEP FOUR The tiger and the author were Write out the answer astonished to see the rat NOT IN YOUR OWN BECAUSE it appeared out of nowhere, on WORDS first. the side bench nearest to the tiger. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 234 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 4 10. Explain why the tiger and the author were astonished to see the rat. Answer in your own words. [1m] Write out the answer STEP FIVE IN YOUR OWN WORDS. ORIGINAL TEXT USE YOUR OWN WORDS The tiger and the author The tiger and the author were astonished to see were astonished to see the rat BECAUSE it the rat BECAUSE it appeared out of turned up nowhere, on the side bench nearest to the unexpectedly on the tiger. side bench closest to the tiger. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 235 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 4 10. Explain why the tiger and author were astonished to see the rat. Answer in your own words. [1m] Lifted from passage: It materialised out of nowhere. Materialised – appeared / came into view / sight Nowhere – unexpectedly / all of a sudden / out of the blue / suddenly By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 236 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 10 Angelina The author and the tiger did not expect to see a rat there and furthermore it came out of nowhere. Shahlehin The tiger and the author were suprised that a rat just came out of nowhere and even gave the author a fright, making him nervous. Shakinah The tiger and author were astonished to see the rat because it came out randomly. Charis Soh They were astonished to see the rat as they didn’t know that the rat was there camouflaged the bench. Anna Lisa They were astonished as both author and tiger were staring intensely at each other. Nothing was surrounding their thoughts until the rat appeared out of the blue. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 237 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 10 Esther Soh Both the author and the tiger had not expected the rat to come out of its hiding place. Cogels The tiger spotted the rat and preparing for the hunt while the author Chan was shocked to see the tiger staring at him. Doreen Despite of the frightening situation and scene, the rat was still brave Swee enough to go near the tiger. Nurulhuda The rat came out of a sudden. Jie Hui They were atonished because the rat suddenly appeared unknowingly and they are shocked o see it. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 238 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 10 Desmond They were astonished to see the rat as the rat came out of no where Lim in the middle of the tension between the tiger and the author. Nathanael Both the tiger and the author were having a very intense moment Jiang when suddenly the rat appear causing both the tiger and author to look astonished. Viknarajah They were astonished because the rat was an unexpected guest in the situation when the tiger was staring at the author. Brian Ong The rat appeared out of nowhere shocking both the tiger and rat. Stanley Ng It was a critical moment where the tiger is about to attack the author and there came out a mouse which spoils the scene of seriousness. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 239 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 10 Jia Qi It is because the rat appeared out of nowhere. Arella Choo The rat was not in danger at all but it ran to the author, putting its life in danger when it was not. Gabriel They were astonished as it appeared out of nowhere. Chan Vivian Goh The tiger and the author were astonished to see the rat because the animal just appeared in the scene without any warning to tell them. Wien Chua The rat suddenly show up when the tiger and the author was staring at each other. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 240 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 10 Kenny Yeo The tiger and the author were astonished to see the rat as it became another prey for the tiger besides the author. Leon Lin Both of them were astonished as they were staring at each other as the tension grew and were serious, when the rat suddenly appear out of no where and gave them a shocked. Sean Ng They did not think that the rat would [ABANDONED] Jeevanjot It is because the rat appeared suddenly in front of the tiger. Daniel Tan They were astonished as they did not expect a rat to come out of nowhere in such as serious moment. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 241 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 5B students’ responses to Question 10 Shi Hui The author did not expect to see a rat and thought that the tiger would attack the rat instead. Cheng The rat disrupts the intense atmosphere between the author and the Xiang tiger. Daniel Tan They were surpise to see a rat appeared – out of nowhere. Terrence The rat came out so suddenly and it was when the tiger wanted to kill Chew the author. Ain The tiger thought of killing the author to have his meal but the rat came out of nowhere and hence the tiger wanted both of them so it was astonished. The author was astonished because luck was with him he could use the rat to save his dear life. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 242 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 4 11. Suggest why the rat headed for the top of the author’s head and clamped down on its scalp? [1m] 4. Every hair on me was standing up, shrieking with fear. That was when the rat appeared. Out of nowhere, a scrawny brown rat materialised on the side bench nearest to the tiger. The tiger looked as astonished as I was. Nervous and breathless, the rat leapt onto the tarpaulin and raced my way. At the sight, in shock and surprise, my legs gave way beneath me and I practically fell onto the deck. Before my incredulous eyes the rodent hopped over the various parts of the raft, jumped onto me and RELEVANT AREA OF TEXT climbed to the top of my head, where I felt its little claws clamping down on my scalp, holding on for dear life. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 243 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 4 11. Suggest why the rat headed for the top of the author’s head and clamped down on its scalp? [1m] 4. Every hair on me was standing up, shrieking with fear. That was when the rat appeared. Out of nowhere, a scrawny brown rat materialised on IRRELEVANT the side bench nearest to the tiger. AREA OF TEXT The tiger looked as astonished as I was. Nervous and breathless, the rat leapt onto the tarpaulin and raced my way. At the sight, in shock and surprise, my legs gave way beneath me and I practically fell onto the deck. Before my incredulous eyes the rodent hopped over the various parts of the raft, jumped onto me and RELEVANT AREA OF TEXT climbed to the top of my head, where I felt its little claws clamping down on my scalp, holding on for dear life. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 244 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 4 11. Suggest why the rat headed for the top of the author’s head and clamped down on its scalp? [1m] 4. Before my incredulous eyes the rodent hopped over the various parts of the raft, jumped onto me and climbed to the top of RELEVANT my head, where I felt its little AREA OF TEXT claws clamping down on my scalp, holding on for dear life. 4. Before my incredulous eyes the rodent hopped over the various RELEVANT parts of the raft, jumped onto AREA me and climbed to the top of FOR YOU TO my head, where I felt its little claws clamping down on my CONSTRUCT scalp, holding on for dear life. YOUR ANSWER By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 245 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 4 11. Suggest why the rat headed for the top of the author’s head and clamped down on its scalp? [1m] 4. Before my incredulous eyes the rodent hopped over the various parts of the raft, jumped onto me and climbed to the top of my head, where I felt its little claws clamping down on my scalp, holding on for dear life. 4. Before my incredulous eyes the RELEVANT rodent hopped over the various parts of the raft, jumped onto AREA me and climbed to the top of FOR YOU TO my head, where I felt its little CONSTRUCT claws clamping down on my scalp, holding on for dear life. YOUR ANSWER By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 246 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 4 11. Suggest why the rat headed for the top of the author’s head and clamped down on its scalp? [1m] 4. Before my incredulous eye the rodent hopped over the various parts of the raft, jumped onto me and climbed to the top of my head, where I felt its little claws clamping down on my scalp, holding on for dear life. RELEVANT AREA FOR YOU TO CONSTRUCT 4. The rodent jumped onto me YOUR ANSWER and climbed to the top of my head, clamping down on my scalp, holding on for dear life. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 247 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 4 11. Suggest why the rat headed for the top of the author’s head and clamped down on its scalp? [1m] 4. The rodent jumped onto me and climbed to the top of my head, clamping down on my scalp, holding on for dear life. The rat headed for the top of the author’s head and clamped down on its calp probably because it must have thought it was the safest spot to run away from the tiger. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 248 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 4 11. Suggest why the rat headed for the top of the author’s head and clamped down on its scalp? [1m] The rat wanted to get as far away as possible from the tiger. [1m] The author’s head was the furthest point from the tiger. [1m] To hide far away / get far away from the tiger [1m] WRONG RESPONSES: [X] The rat thought the author could offer it protection. It was the furthest point from the water. The author would protect the rat. So that the tiger would eat the author instead of the rat. The rat depended on the author to save its life. The author’s head was flat and stable. The rat could hide from the author’s head. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 249 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 11 Anna Lisa It did that so as to seek refuge from the tiger, thinking that it would be safe on the head of the author. While the author protected himself from the tiger, he would be protecting the rat too. Angelina The rat wanted to take refuge afraid of the tiger, it climbed onto the Sauthor’s head as it was higher ground and used the author’s hair to hide from the tiger. Shafiqah The rat is afaird of the tiger and it was trying to save its own life. Melvin The rat was practically very afraid of the tiger and used the author’s Chan head as a shield to protect its dear life. Vinitha The rat headed for the top of the author’s head so as to hide from the tiger. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 250 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 11 Li Hui The rat want the tiger to target on the author instead of itself. Shawn Ng The rat was afraid of the tiger and grabbed on to the author’s scalp for it’s life. Shahlehin The rat headed to the top of the author’s head to camouflage itself from being a prey of the tiger. Rudy Tay The rat headed for the top of the author’s head and clamped down on his scalp as to tell the author that it was afraid and wanted to be safe. Zafirah The rat did so as he wanted protection. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 251 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 11 Daniel Tan It headed for the top of the author’s head and clamped down on his scalp as it knew that the tiger would rather go for the rat than the human so by clamping down on the author’s scalp it hopes that the tiger would go for the author. Joshua The rat was trying to find a hiding place but to no avail thus it ran to Chan the top of the author’s head thinking that it might be safe there. Benjamin The rat was nervous and afraid upon the sight of a tiger so it literally Ann headed for the top of the author’s head and clamped down on his scalp. Eleazar The rat belive that the author’s head was the safest place from the Ong tiger. Daryl Neo The rat was scared of the tiger and hoped the author would protect it. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 252 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 11 Zuo Wei The rat ran up to the top of the author’s haed as it was the nearest and highest elevated position from the tiger. It clamped down on his scalp as it was overwhelmed with fear. Mervin Ong The rat was afraid that the tiger would pray on it, so the rat headed for the top of the author’s head and clamped down on his scalp for survival. Joel Yeo The rat was too afraid of the tiger and wanted to escape or find a shelter from it. Desmond The rat headed for the top of the author’s head to hide from the tiger Lim and clamped on his scalp so that the rat will not fall off from the authors head. Nathanael The rat was scare. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 253 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 5B students’ responses to Question 11 Kenny Tan It was afraid of the tiger and did not want to be killed by it. Kai Jie The rat is trying to protect its own life. Say Kiat The rat is trying to distract the tiger. Macric Koh The rate was scared being close to the tiger which just killed a hyena. Sze Yan The author’s head was the body part furthest from the tiger and should it approach anywhere near the head, the rat just had to jump down to scurry away. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 254 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage B 5. The tiger’s eyes had followed the rat. They were now fixed on my head. He completed the turn of his head with a slow turn of his body, moving his forepaws sideways along the side bench. He dropped to the floor of the boat with ponderous ease. I could see the top of his head, his back and his long, curled tail. In three paces, he was now at the middle of the boat. He was less than ten feet away. His head, his chest, his paws – so big! His teeth – an entire army battalion in a mouth. He was making to jump onto the tarpaulin and I thought about that this time, I was really going to die. However, the tarpaulin’s strange softness bothered him. He pressed at it tentatively. The rolling motion of the boat continued to unsettle him. For a brief moment, the tiger was hesitating. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 255 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 5.1 The tiger’s eyes had followed the rat. 5.2 They were now fixed on my head. 5.3 He completed the turn of his head with a slow turn of his body, moving his forepaws sideways along the side bench. 5.4 He dropped to the floor of the boat with ponderous ease. 5.5 I could see the top of his head, his back and his long, curled tail. 5.6 In three paces, he was now at the middle of the boat. 5.7 He was less than ten feet away. 5.8 His head, his chest, his paws – so big! His teeth – an entire army battalion in a mouth. 5.9 He was making to jump onto the tarpaulin and I thought about that this time. 5.10 I was really going to die. 5.11 However, the tarpaulin’s strange softness bothered him. 5.12 He pressed at it tentatively. 5.13 The rolling motion of the boat continued to unsettle him. 5.14 For a brief moment, the tiger was hesitating. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 256 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 5 12. Which two words in the paragraph have the same meaning as “disconcerted”? [2m] 13. Explain fully what the author meant by, “an entire army battalion in a mouth”? [2m] By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 257 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 5 12. Which two words in the paragraph have the same meaning as “disconcerted”? [2m] 5. The tiger’s eyes had followed the rat. “Concerted” - planned or They were now fixed on my head. He completed the turn of his head with a devised together; done or slow turn of his body, moving his forepaws sideways along the side performed together or in bench. He dropped to the floor of the boat with ponderous ease. I could see cooperation the top of his head, his back and his long, curled tail. In three paces, he was now at the middle of the boat. He was less than ten feet away. His head, his chest, his paws – so big! His teeth – an “Disconcerted” – confused, entire army battalion in a mouth. He was making to jump onto the tarpaulin bewildered and I thought about that this time. I was really going to die. However, the tarpaulin’s strange softness bothered him. He pressed at it tentatively. The rolling motion of the boat continued to unsettle him. For a brief moment, the tiger was hesitating. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 258 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 5 12. Which two words in the paragraph have the same meaning as “disconcerted”? [2m] Bothered [1m] and unsettle. [1m] Unacceptable: Hesitating / ponderous / tentatively By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 259 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 12 Erwin Eng The two words are “dropped” and “unsettle”. Malcolm Tay The two words are “bothered” and “hesitating”. Amanda Ng The words are “unsettle” and “hesitating”. Cherlyn Tei The word is “tentatively” and “hesitating”. Marvin Ng The two words are “unsettle” and “bothered”. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 260 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 12 Nathanael Jiang The two words are “unsettle” and “tentatively”. Viknarajah The words are “bothered” and “tentatively”. Brian Ong The words are “unsettle” and “ponderous”. Stanley Ng The words are “ponderous” and “tarpaulin”. Daryl Neo The words are ‘bothered’ and ‘unsettle’. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 261 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 5B students’ responses to Question 12 Aldrich The two words is “dropped” and “ponderous”. Chew “Ponderous” means “boring” / “very serious” / “slowly progressing”. Siew Hui The two words are “unsettle” and “hesitating”. Shehan The two words are “unsettle” and “bothered”. Stamfor The two words is “ponderous” and “unsettle”. d Kenny The two words are “tentatively” and “hesitating”. Tan By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 262 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 5 13.Explain fully what the author meant by, “an entire army battalion in a mouth”? [2m] 5. The tiger’s eyes had followed the rat. They were now fixed on my head. He completed the turn of his head with a slow turn of his body, moving his forepaws sideways along the side bench. He dropped to the floor of the boat with ponderous ease. I could see the top of his head, his back and his long, curled tail. In three paces, he was now at the middle of the boat. He was less than ten feet away. His head, his chest, his paws – so big! His teeth – an entire army battalion in a mouth. He RELEVANT AREA OF THE TEXT was making to jump onto the tarpaulin and I thought about that this time. I was really going to die. However, the tarpaulin’s strange softness bothered him. He pressed at it tentatively. The rolling motion of the boat continued to unsettle him. For a brief moment, the tiger was hesitating. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 263 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 5 13.Explain fully what the author meant by, “an entire army battalion in a mouth”? [2m] 5. The tiger’s eyes had followed the rat. They were now fixed on my head. He completed the turn of his head with a slow turn of his body, moving his forepaws sideways along the side bench. He dropped to the floor of the boat with ponderous ease. I could see the top of his head, his back and his long, curled tail. In three paces, he was now at the middle of the boat. He was less than ten feet away. His head, his chest, his paws – so big! His teeth – an entire army battalion in a mouth. He was making to jump onto the tarpaulin and I thought about that this time. I was really going to die. However, the tarpaulin’s strange softness bothered him. He pressed at it tentatively. The rolling motion of the boat continued to unsettle him. For a brief moment, the tiger was hesitating. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 264 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 5 13.Explain fully what the author meant by, “an entire army battalion in a mouth”? [2m] His teeth – an entire army battalion in a mouth. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 265 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 5 13.Explain fully what the author meant by, “an entire army battalion in a mouth”? [2m] You must take note of the question requirement: EXPLAIN FULLY. From the original text: His teeth – an entire army battalion in a mouth. There is a DIRECT comparison – A metaphor here which directly tells us that the tiger’s teeth is an entire army battalion in His mouth. TIGER’S TEETH ARMY BATTALION -A lot of soldiers in a battalion We know very little because -A lot of weapons – rifles, grenades etc there is no description here. -A fighting force -Attack and defence By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom Based on our knowledge of what an army battalion 266 is like. teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 5 13.Explain fully what the author meant by, “an entire army battalion in a mouth”? [2m] You must take note of the question requirement: EXPLAIN FULLY. From the original text: His teeth – an entire army battalion in a mouth. There is a DIRECT comparison – A metaphor here which directly tells us that the tiger’s teeth is an entire army battalion in His mouth. TIGER’S TEETH A lot of teeth ARMY BATTALION Sharp, strong, dangerous -A lot of soldiers in a battalion teeth Ready to fight -A lot of weapons – rifles, grenades etc Ready to attack -A fighting force -Attack and defence By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom Based on our knowledge of what an army battalion 267 is like. teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 5 13.Explain fully what the author meant by, “an entire army battalion in a mouth”? [2m] There are many teeth / teeth are like sharp weapons [1m] and they seem ready to pounce and do battle / able to inflict serious damage/deadly. [1m] UNACCEPTABLE: Powerful By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 268 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 13 Clara Ng The author meant that the tiger has a lot of teeth that are prepared to kill. Aaron It means that the mouth is scary and it is prepare to destroy its enemy. Cynthia The author meant the teeth of the tiger seems like its Song ready to bite its prey. Sarah The author meant that the tiger’s teeth were it’s weapons. It’s teeth had the strength of an entire army battalion. Benjamin The author meant that the tiger’s mouth looked as Yam fearsome as an entire army battalion ready to kill him. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 269 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 13 Khairiani It meant that his teeth is sharp as if it is ready for a war. Kevin Chua The amount of teeth in the tigers month was compared to an entire army battalion as like an army battalion, there were many teeth in the tigers mouth. Esther Soh The author meant that the tiger’s teeth were big and looked dangerous. Cogels There was lots of teeths inside and the author was Chan describing the teeth was very strong. Doreen The author meant that the tiger was full of anxiousness Swee while awaiting to eat the author up and attack when it opened its’ mouth. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 270 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 13 Nurulhuda The tiger could just kill people just by using it’s mouth. Jie Hui The author liken the tiger’s mouth to tarpaulin. Victoria The tiger had teeth so sharp it was as deadly as an armed army ready for battle. Charis Soh The author mean that the tiger teeth are like the soldiers ever ready to munch food that is put inside its mouth. Anna Lisa The author was certain that the amount of teeth the tiger had was equal to the amount of men in an army. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 271 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 13 Eleazar The author is refering to the teeth of the tiger which are long and Ong sharp. They remind the author of an army battalion as of them are fierce and scary. Benjamin The author meant a full set of razor sharp tooth in its mouth which Ann seemed like an army. Joshua The author was trying to describe how big the tiger’s mouth was. Chan Daniel Tan The author meant that the tiger’s teeth was like an army of soldiers who were ready for battle anytime. Jeevanjot The author meant that the tiger’s teeth is a weapon that could kill many people. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 272 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 5B students’ responses to Question 13 Kenny Tan The teeth looks as if it was the entire army and there was also noise being produced that sounds like a huge group of army battalion that was ready to attack. Abel Yeo The tiger’s mouth was filled with large and razor sharp teeth that looked as if it has the ability to tear apart anything it lays paws on, just like how an army has many sharp and strong weapons to pierce anything it strikes. Jeshere “An entire army battalion in a mouth” meant that the tiger was ready Lim to attack both the rat and author with a huge appetite as it was ready to leap onto the boat with determination. Macric Koh The author was shocked by how many teeth the tiger had. ‘An entire army battalion in a mouth’ suggested that there is a lot of teeth in its mouth. Sze Yan He meant that the tiger’s teeth were menacing and threatening as though he were facing an entire army battalion but in a mouth. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 273 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 6 14. What did the author liken the tiger’s mouth to? [1m] I grabbed the rat and threw it his way. I can still see it in my mind as it sailed through the air – its outstretched claws and erect tail. The tiger opened his maw and the squealing rat disappeared into it like a RELEVANT AREA OF THE TEXT baseball into a catcher’s mitt. Its hairless tail vanished like a spaghetti noodle sucked into a mouth. Seemingly satisfied with the offering, he backed down and returned beneath the tarpaulin. My legs instantly became functional again. I leapt up and raised the locker lid again to block the open space between the bow where he was and the tarpaulin which was to be my refuge for the rest of the journey. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 274 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • I grabbed the rat and threw it his way. I can still see it in my mind as it sailed through the air – its outstretched claws and erect tail. The tiger opened his maw and the squealing rat disappeared into it like a baseball into a catcher’s mitt. Its hairless tail vanished like a spaghetti noodle sucked into a mouth. Seemingly satisfied with the offering, he backed down and returned beneath the tarpaulin. My legs instantly became functional again. I leapt up and raised the locker lid again to block the open space between the bow where he was and the The tiger’s maw tarpaulin which was to be my refuge for the rest of the Tarpaulin journey. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 275 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • COMPARISON The tiger’s maw The baseball players’ refers to its mouth mitt or throat. The tiger’s maw catches its prey The catcher’s mitt catches the baseball. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 276 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage B Paragraph 6 14.What did the author liken the tiger’s mouth to? [1m] It was likened to a catcher’s mitt. [1m] Unacceptable: A baseball going into a catcher’s mitt. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 277 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4B students’ responses to Question 14 Angelina He likened the tiger’s mouth to an army battalion. Shafiqah The author liken the tigers mouth to an army. Melvin The author likened the tiger mouth to a mouth that can kill a person Chan entirely. Vinitha The author likened the tiger’s mouth to a whole army battle force. Li Hui The author liken the tiger’s mouth to an entire army battalion. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 278 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 4D students’ responses to Question 14 Jeevanjot The tiger’s mouth is liken to be a weapon. Sean Ng The author liken the tiger’s mouth to an army battalion. Desmond The author liken the authors mouth to be a entire Army battalion. Lim Kenny Yeo The author liken the tiger’s mouth to be like a baseball’s catcher mitt. Vivian Goh The author liken the tiger’s mouth to a huge army of soldiers which is for eating its prey. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 279 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Selected 5B students’ responses to Question 14 Ibrahim The author liken the tiger’s mouth to a rat. Abel Yeo The author compared the tiger’s mouth to “an entire army battalion”. Kenny Tan It was like “a catcher’s mitt”. Kai Jie The author liken the tiger’s mouth to an army. Say Kiat The authour liken the tiger’s mouth to rat. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 280 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage B 6. I grabbed the rat and threw it his way. I can still see it in my mind as it sailed through the air – its outstretched claws and erect tail. The tiger opened his maw and the squealing rat disappeared into it like a baseball into a catcher’s mitt. Its hairless tail vanished like a spaghetti noodle sucked into a mouth. Seemingly satisfied with the offering, he backed down and returned beneath the tarpaulin. My legs instantly became functional again. I leapt up and raised the locker lid again to block the open space between the bow where he was and the tarpaulin which was to be my refuge for the rest of the journey. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 281 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 6.1 I grabbed the rat and threw it his way. 6.2 I can still see it in my mind as it sailed through the air – its outstretched claws and erect tail. 6.3 The tiger opened his maw and the squealing rat disappeared into it like a baseball into a catcher’s mitt. 6.4 Its hairless tail vanished like a spaghetti noodle sucked into a mouth. 6.5 Seemingly satisfied with the offering, he backed down and returned beneath the tarpaulin. 6.6 My legs instantly became functional again. 6.7 I leapt up and raised the locker lid again to block the open space between the bow (the front part of the boat) where he was and the tarpaulin which was to be my refuge for the rest of the journey. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 282 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • COMPARISON The tiger’s maw The baseball players’ refers to its mouth mitt or throat. The tiger’s maw catches its prey The catcher’s mitt catches the baseball. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 283 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passages A and B 15. For each of the following words or phrases, give one word or short phrase (of not more than seven words) which has the same meaning as the word or phrase in the passage. [5m] Passage A: 1. plethora 2. affluent 3. fuelled Passage B: 4. tentatively 5. offering By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 284 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 1. Plethora Excess Unacceptable: [Passage A] Large number Multitude Amount / Myriad mixture / variety [idea of large quantity and not variety] By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 285 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 15(1) Plethora CONTEXT – Where does this word appear in the sentence? PARTS OF SPEECH – Is this word a VERB / ADVERB / ADJECTIVE/ NOUN? The annual consumption of traditional remedies made of tiger bone, bear gall bladder, rhinoceros horn, dried geckoes and a plethora of other animal parts is of phenomenal proportions. READING THE CONTEXT FOR MEANING: NOUN TEST – The annual consumption of traditional remedies A WHAT of other animal made of A, B, C, D and E is of phenomenal proportions Parts? The annual consumption of traditional remedies made of tiger bone, bear gall bladder, rhinoceros horn, dried geckoes and a large number of other animal parts is of phenomenal proportions. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 286 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 2. Affluent Well off Unacceptable: [Passage A] Well-to-do Rich Established Wealthy [idea of being rich] By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 287 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 15(2) Affluent CONTEXT – Where does this word appear in the sentence? BOOMING DEMAND TO SOAR 2. The booming economies and personal incomes of Southeast Asia have caused demand and prices to soar, lifting the international trade in wildlife products PRICES TO SOAR to an estimated $6 billion-a-year business. The use of tiger parts in Chinese medicine is nothing new, but it LIFTING…BUSINESS has only been in recent years that the increase in the standard of living in Southeast Asia has made these remedies available to most people. It is no wonder INCREASE…STANDARD then that this newly affluent population has had a OF LIVING great effect on wildlife numbers and the demand for tiger parts. In many places in China, tiger parts are a delicacy that is served at special private banquets. A newly AFFLUENT population By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 288 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 15(2) Affluent PARTS OF SPEECH – Is this word a VERB / ADVERB / ADJECTIVE/ NOUN? Verb Adverb Noun Adjective What kind of population? It is no wonder then that this newly affluent population has had a great effect on wildlife numbers and the demand for tiger parts. “Affluent” is an ADJECTIVE – A descriptive word. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 289 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 3. Fuelled Make worse / Unacceptable: [Passage A] stimulated / contributed / Run / brought boosted / about / caused / supported / driven / intensified / powered / made stronger motivated / promoted / [idea of making propelled / something stronger and not causing sped up / something else to enhanced / happen] encouraged By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 290 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 15(3) Fuelled PARTS OF SPEECH – Is this word a VERB / ADVERB / ADJECTIVE/ NOUN? 3. The use of endangered tiger products and their medicines is seen as a symbol of high status and wealth. Some remedies list tiger parts as an ingredient, but the real animal parts are so expensive that often the medicines may have only trace elements; but even these are enough to promote the continued slaughter of the tiger. In addition, in recent years there has been resurgence in traditional practices fundamental to the history of Chinese society. This has been fuelled by VERB – ACTION WORD cultural pride. There is also a growing sentiment that western medicine contains some shortcomings in treating illness. Furthermore, new communities around the globe including non-Asian communities are supplementing traditional Chinese medicine treatments into their western style of medicine, igniting the demand for tiger parts beyond what can be supplied. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 291 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 15(3) Fuelled CONTEXT – Where does this word appear in the sentence? 3. The use of endangered tiger products and their medicines is seen as a symbol of high status and wealth. Some remedies list tiger parts as an ingredient, but the real animal parts are so expensive that often the medicines may have only trace elements; but even these are enough to promote the continued slaughter of the tiger. In addition, in recent years there has been resurgence in traditional practices fundamental to the DRIVEN / MADE WORSE history of Chinese society. This has been fuelled by cultural pride. There is also a growing sentiment that MADE MORE SEVERE western medicine contains some shortcomings in treating illness. Furthermore, new communities around the globe including non-Asian communities are supplementing traditional Chinese medicine treatments into their western style of medicine, igniting the demand for tiger parts beyond what can be supplied. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 292 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 4. Tentatively Unsure Unacceptable: [Passage B] Hesitantly Unsurely For a moment / Gingerly slowly / Uncertain momentarily / carefully / cautiously [idea of uncertainty and not caution] By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 293 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 15(4) Tentatively 5. The tiger’s eyes had followed the rat. PARTS OF SPEECH – Is this word a VERB / ADVERB / ADJECTIVE/ They were now fixed on my head. He completed the turn of his head with a slow NOUN? turn of his body, moving his forepaws sideways along the side bench. He dropped to the floor of the boat with ponderous ease. I could see the top of his head, his back and Verb Noun his long, curled tail. In three paces, he was now at the middle of the boat. He was less Adverb Adjective than ten feet away. His head, his chest, his paws – so big! His teeth – an entire army battalion in a mouth. He was making to jump onto the tarpaulin and I thought about What does “TENTATIVELY” do to the sentence? that this time. I was really going to die. However, the tarpaulin’s strange softness HOW does “TENTATIVELY” build on the meaning bothered him. He pressed at it tentatively. of the action word “PRESSED”? The rolling motion of the boat continued to unsettle him. For a brief moment, the tiger was hesitating. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 294 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 15(4) Tentatively We will never ever know 5. The tiger’s eyes had followed the rat. why the tarpaulin’s strange softness bothered the tiger. They were now fixed on my head. He completed the turn of his head with a slow However, we do know that the turn of his body, moving his forepaws tiger had discovered its sideways along the side bench. He dropped “strange softness” and this to the floor of the boat with ponderous ease. softness “bothered” him. So if I could see the top of his head, his back and it “bothered” him, do you his long, curled tail. In three paces, he was expect the tiger to touch it now at the middle of the boat. He was less than ten feet away. His head, his chest, his confidently. Ask yourself: Was paws – so big! His teeth – an entire army he certain or uncertain about battalion in a mouth. He was making to what he was touching? jump onto the tarpaulin and I thought about CONTEXT – that this time, I was really going to die. Why this However, the tarpaulin’s strange adverb is softness bothered him. He pressed He pressed at it uncertainly. being used at it tentatively. The rolling motion of the boat continued to unsettle He pressed at it gingerly. here? What him. For a brief moment, the tiger was the was hesitating. situation? By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 295 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 5. Offering Appeasement Unacceptable: [Passage B] Gift Sacrifice Meal Tribute Food By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 296 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 15(5) Offering 6. I grabbed the rat and threw it his way. I PARTS OF SPEECH – Is this word can still see it in my mind as it sailed a VERB / ADVERB / ADJECTIVE/ through the air – its outstretched claws and erect tail. The tiger opened his NOUN? maw and the squealing rat disappeared into it like a baseball into a catcher’s THE NOUN TEST: mitt. Its hairless tail vanished like a spaghetti noodle sucked into a mouth. Seemingly satisfied with the WHAT? Seemingly satisfied with the offering, Answer: the OFFERING. he backed down and returned beneath Conclusion: “Offering” is a noun word. the tarpaulin. My legs instantly became functional again. I leapt up and raised the locker lid again to block the open space between the bow where he was Noun Verb and the tarpaulin which was to be my refuge for the rest of the journey. Adverb Adjective By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 297 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • 15(5) Offering 6. I grabbed the rat and threw it his way. I CONTEXT – Why this noun is can still see it in my mind as it sailed being used here? What was the through the air – its outstretched claws and erect tail. The tiger opened his situation? maw and the squealing rat disappeared into it like a baseball into a catcher’s mitt. Its hairless tail vanished like a The rat is a SACRIFICE spaghetti noodle sucked into a mouth. offered by the author (who is in Seemingly satisfied with the offering, fact the narrator) to the tiger. he backed down and returned beneath the tarpaulin. My legs instantly became More accurately, the rat was meant to functional again. I leapt up and raised distract the tiger so that the narrator the locker lid again to block the open might buy himself some time to probably space between the bow where he was get away from the tiger. and the tarpaulin which was to be my refuge for the rest of the journey. The rat is a DECOY. It was used by the narrator to trick the tiger into momentarily diverting the tiger’s attention away from him. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 298 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A 16. Using your own words as far as possible, summarise the reasons for the demise of the tiger and the measures taken to save the tiger. [25m] USE ONLY THE MATERIAL IN PASSAGE A FROM PARAGRAPHS 3 TO 8. Your summary, which must be in continuous writing (not note form), must not be longer than 150 words (not counting the words given to help you begin). Begin your summary as follows: The factors contributing to the demise of the tiger are… END OF PAPER By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 299 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • SUMMARY CONTENT POINTS = GRAMMAR USE OF OWN 15/15 And STYLE = 10/10 WORDS = 10/10 GET THE MADE SURE YOU TRY YOUR KNOW: RELEVANT BEST WHEN POINTS FIRST. EXPOSITORY YOU ARE PASSAGE – PRESENT SURE THAT SECURE 13 – TENSE 18 POINTS AT YOUR OWN LEAST. NARRATIVE – PAST WORDS ARE TENSE RELEVANT AND ACCURATE By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 300 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • From Passage A 16. Using your own words as far as possible, summarise the reasons for the demise of the tiger and the measures taken to save the tiger. [25m] USE ONLY THE MATERIAL IN PASSAGE A FROM PARAGRAPHS 3 TO 8. Your summary, which must be in continuous writing (not note form), must not be longer than 150 words (not counting the words given to help you begin). Begin your summary as follows: The factors contributing to the demise of the tiger are… END OF PAPER By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 301 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 3. The use of endangered tiger products and their medicines is seen as a symbol of high status and wealth. Some remedies list tiger parts as an ingredient, but the real animal parts are so expensive that often the medicines may have only trace elements; but even these are enough to promote the continued slaughter of the tiger. In addition, in recent years there has been resurgence in traditional practices fundamental to the history of Chinese society. This has been fuelled by cultural pride. There is also a growing sentiment that western medicine contains some shortcomings in treating illness. Furthermore, new communities around the globe including non-Asian communities are supplementing traditional Chinese medicine treatments into their western style of medicine, igniting the demand for tiger parts beyond what can be supplied. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 302 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 4. The popularity of tiger bones as a remedy for a multitude of ailments has produced a thriving black market, which is very difficult to monitor. Unlike a tiger skin, tiger bones can be crushed and made odourless and can be disguised as other types of bones. Tiger derivatives that are confiscated in raids by government officials are therefore believed to be just the tip of the iceberg. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 303 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 5. The trade in tiger parts is thought to have intensified as a result of a rapid increase in the demand for traditional Chinese medicine in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea. Despite the acceptance of new trade policies in China, it still remains a principle player in the demise of the tiger and other endangered species. Other countries such as Taiwan have stepped up enforcement efforts since coming under pressure from the United States in 1993-1994. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 304 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 6. However, such policing efforts in Asian countries touch only a small percentage of Chinese medicine stores, and often owners get word of a “raid” in time to hide or disperse any tiger parts they may have in stock. As the demand for tiger products continues to grow, and poaching is still prominent in India, Russia and Southeast Asia, additional measures need to be implemented to curb both the supply and the demand for endangered tiger parts. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 305 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 7. Many of the tiger-range countries’ governments have established legal provisions to protect the endangered tiger. In addition, most tiger countries are members of CITES (Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species) which bans the trade of tiger parts (the exceptions are Burma, Lao PDR, and Cambodia). However, inadequate legal structures, political commitment, and financial resources severely limit domestic enforcement efforts. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 306 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Passage A 8. Despitelegislation banning hunting, the staff employed to protect tigers in “protected areas” often are not legally empowered to enforce anti-hunting laws. For example, they may be restricted from searching for or confiscating hunting weapons, arresting or prosecuting poachers, or even carrying guns to protect the tigers, as well as themselves, from poachers. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 307 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • Summary as written by examiner The factors contributing to the demise of the tiger are numerous. Firstly, the use of tiger products is considered a representation of social standing and affluence. Even tiny amounts of tiger products are sufficient to encourage the killing of tigers. Recent years have seen the re-emergence of traditional acts propelled by cultural pride. There is an increasing view that western medicine is ineffective. New communities worldwide are adding traditional Chinese medicines to western ones, thus overextending the need for tiger parts. There is a flourishing black market as tiger bones are camouflaged as other bones. A spike in need for Chinese medicine in some Asian countries is another reason. Countries like Taiwan have increased enforcement efforts but such monitoring efforts only involve some medicine stores. Proprietors often hear of a “raid” in time to conceal or scatter tiger parts. Poaching is still rampant in many countries. Numerous tiger-range countries have set laws to safeguard tigers. They are members of CITES. Word count: 150 excluding the ten given words. No. of points: 16 By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 308 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • MY POINT ORGANISER The reasons for the dying off The measures taken to save the A (demise) of the tiger B tiger Consumption of tiger-related products Many governments who deal with 1 and medicines signifies high status 1 considerable tiger populations and wealth. establish laws to protect the tiger. Traditional medicinal cures list tiger Amongst them are members of CITES 2 parts as an ingredient. 2 which forbid the trading of tiger parts. Although these medicines may have 3 only very little bit of tiger-related 3 ingredients in them, the demand for them is incentive enough to promote the continued killing of the tiger. This is also boosted by the recent re- 4 emergence of basic Chinese 4 customary practices, driven by cultural pride. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 309 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • MY POINT ORGANISER The reasons for the dying off The measures taken to save the A (demise) of the tiger B tiger There is also a growing feeling that 5 western medicine is not entirely 5 efficacious. New global communities are adding 6 traditional Chinese medicine 6 treatments to western medicine. The governments cannot effectively 7 monitor the flourishing black market 7 dealing in tiger bones. Tiger bones can be crushed, 8 deodourised, relabeled as other bones. 8 By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 310 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • MY POINT ORGANISER The reasons for the dying off The measures taken to save the A (demise) of the tiger B tiger Police raids on illegal tiger bone 9 vendors affect only a small part of a 9 large business. The increased demand in East Asia for 10 traditional medicine strengthens the 10 tiger parts business. Policing efforts in Asia affect only a 11 small percentage of Chinese medicine 11 stores. 12 Vendors often effectively hide or 12 disperse their tiger parts during raids. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 311 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • MY POINT ORGANISER The reasons for the dying off The measures taken to save the A (demise) of the tiger B tiger Poaching is still very common in Asia. 13 13 Additional measures are needed to 14 control the tiger parts business. 14 However, inadequate legal coverage, 15 government involvement, and funds 15 seriously weaken domestic policing efforts. 16 The law enforcers in “protected 16 areas” for tigers are often not given any real power to apprehend offenders. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 312 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • MY POINT ORGANISER The reasons for the dying off The measures taken to save the A (demise) of the tiger B tiger They are restricted in many ways from 17 performing effective law enforcement 17 duties. 18 18 19 19 20 20 By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 313 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • DRAFTING BEGINS Look at the HELPING WORDS to begin the summary. They are not often helpful but we have to use them. The factors contributing to the demise of the tiger are… Since we have already uncovered so many reasons, we can afford to write in this way: The factors contributing to the demise of the tiger are as follows. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 314 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • DRAFTING BEGINS The factors contributing to the demise of the tiger are as follows. [A1] Consumption of tiger-related products and medicines signifies high status and wealth. [A2] Traditional medicinal cures list tiger parts as an ingredient. [A3] Although these medicines usually contain tiny bits of tiger-related ingredients in them, the demand for them is incentive enough to promote the continual killing. [A4] This is also boosted by the recent re-emergence of basic Chinese customary practices, driven by cultural pride [A5] and growing feeling that western medicine is not entirely efficacious. [A6] New global communities are adding traditional Chinese medicine treatments to western medicine. [A7] Governments cannot effectively monitor the flourishing black market dealing in tiger bones. [A8] Tiger bones can be crushed, deodourised, relabeled as other bones. [A9] Police raids on illegal tiger bone sellers affect only a small part of a large business. [A10] The increased demand in East Asia for traditional medicine strengthens the tiger parts business. [A11] Policing efforts in Asia affect only a small percentage of Chinese medicine stores. [A12] Sellers often effectively hide or disperse their tiger parts during raids. [A13] Poaching is still very common in Asia. [A14] Additional measures are needed to control the tiger parts business. [A15] Inadequate legal coverage, government involvement, and funds seriously weaken domestic policing efforts. [A16] The law enforcers in “protected areas” for tigers are often not given any real power to apprehend offenders. [A17] They are restricted in many ways from performing their duties. [B1] Many governments who deal with considerable tiger populations establish laws to protect the tiger. [B2] Some are members of CITES which forbid the trading of tiger parts. [244 words] By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 315 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • DRAFTING BEGINS The factors contributing to the demise of the tiger are as follows. Consumption of tiger-related products and medicines signifies high status and wealth. Traditional medicinal cures list tiger parts as ingredients. The tiny bits of tiger-related ingredients in them are incentive enough to promote the continual killing. This is also boosted by the recent re-emergence of basic Chinese customary practices, driven by cultural pride and growing feeling that western medicine is not entirely efficacious. New global communities are adding traditional Chinese medicine treatments to western medicine. Governments cannot effectively monitor the flourishing black markets. Tiger bones can be crushed, deodourised, relabeled as other bones. Police raids on illegal tiger bone sellers affect only a small part of a large business. The increased demand in East Asia for traditional medicine further strengthens the business. Policing efforts in Asia affect only a small percentage of Chinese medicine stores. Sellers often effectively hide or disperse their stocks during raids. Poaching is still very common in Asia. Additional measures are needed to control the business. Inadequate legal coverage, government involvement, and funds seriously weaken domestic policing efforts. The law enforcers in “protected areas” for tigers are often not given any power to apprehend offenders, being restricted in many ways from performing their duties. Many governments who deal with considerable tiger populations establish laws to protect the tiger. Some are members of CITES which forbid the trading of tiger parts. [225 words] By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 316 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • DRAFTING BEGINS The factors contributing to the demise of the tiger are as follows. Consumption of tiger-related products and medicines signifies high status and wealth. Tiger parts are medicinal ingredients. The tiny bits of tiger-related ingredients in medicines are incentive enough to promote the continual killing. This is also boosted by the recent re-emergence of basic Chinese customary practices, driven by cultural pride and growing feeling that western medicine is not entirely efficacious. New communities are adding traditional Chinese medicine treatments to western medicine. Governments cannot effectively monitor the flourishing black markets. Tiger bones can be crushed, deodourised, relabeled as other bones. Police raids affect only a small part of a large business. The increased demand in East Asia for traditional medicine further strengthens the business. Policing efforts in Asia affect only a small percentage of Chinese medicine stores. Sellers often hide or disperse their stocks during raids. Poaching is still very common in Asia. Additional measures are needed to control the business. Inadequate laws, government involvement, and funds seriously weaken such efforts. The law enforcers in tiger protection are often not given any power to apprehend offenders, being restricted in many ways from performing their duties. Many governments who deal with considerable tiger populations establish laws to protect the tiger. Some are members of CITES which forbid the trading of tiger parts. [211 words] By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 317 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • DRAFTING BEGINS The factors contributing to the demise of the tiger are as follows. Consumption of tiger-related products and medicines signifies high status and wealth. Tiger parts are medicinal ingredients. The tiny bits of tiger-related ingredients in medicines are incentive enough to promote the continual killing. This is also boosted by the recent re-emergence of Chinese customary practices, driven by cultural pride and growing feeling that western medicine is not entirely efficacious. New communities are adding Chinese medicine treatments to western medicine. Governments cannot effectively monitor the flourishing black markets. Tiger bones can be covered up as other bones. Policing affects only a small part of a large business. The increased demand in East Asia further strengthens the business. Sellers often hide or disperse their stocks during raids. Poaching is still very common in Asia. Inadequate laws, government involvement, and funds seriously weaken such efforts. The officials in tiger protection are often not given any power to apprehend offenders, being restricted in many ways from performing their duties. Governments who deal with considerable tiger populations establish laws to protect the tiger. Some are members of CITES which forbid the trading of tiger parts. [181 words] By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 318 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • DRAFTING COMPLETED The factors contributing to the demise of the tiger are as follows. Consumption of tiger-related products and medicines signifies high status and wealth. The tiny bits of tiger-related ingredients are incentive enough to promote tiger killing. This is boosted by the recent re-emergence of Chinese customary practices, driven by cultural pride and growing feeling that western medicine is not entirely efficacious. Governments cannot effectively monitor the black markets with policing efforts touching only a small part of a large business. Tiger bones can be rebranded as other bones. Sellers often hide or disperse their stocks during raids. The increased demand in East Asia further strengthens the business. Poaching is still very common in Asia. The officials in tiger protection are often not given any power to apprehend offenders, being restricted in many ways from performing their duties. Governments who deal with tiger populations establish laws to protect the tiger. Some are CITES members which forbid the trading of tiger parts. [150 words] By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 319 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • DRAFTING COMPLETED The factors contributing to the demise of the tiger are as follows. [A1] Consumption of tiger-related products and medicines signifies high status and wealth. [A3] The tiny bits of tiger-related ingredients are incentive enough to promote tiger killing. [A4] This is boosted by the recent re-emergence of Chinese customary practices, driven by cultural pride and [A5] growing feeling that western medicine is not entirely efficacious. [A7] Governments cannot effectively monitor the black markets with [A8] police raids touching only a small part of a large business. [A9] Tiger bones can be rebranded as other bones. [A12] Sellers often hide or disperse their stocks during raids. [A10] The increased demand in East Asia further strengthens the business. [A13] Poaching is still very common in Asia. [A16] The officials in tiger protection are often not given any power to apprehend offenders, [A17] being restricted in many ways from performing their duties. [B1] Governments who deal with tiger populations establish laws to protect the tiger. [B2] Some are CITES members which forbid the trading of tiger parts. [150 words] By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 320 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • DRAFTING BEGINS Total number of points – 14 points [but we have to bear in mind one important thing: We do not know what the examiner’s marking scheme is and so even if we may be one point short of 15, it really does not matter.] For example, I have treated [A4] This is boosted by the recent re-emergence of Chinese customary practices, driven by cultural pride and as one single point. The examiner may treat this as two as follows: [Pt1] This is boosted by the recent re-emergence of Chinese customary practices, [Pt 2] driven by cultural pride and So there is no need to worry yourselves sick over this. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 321 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at
  • The End of My Presentation of PREPARATORY EXAMINATIONS 2010 at S.H.S.S. By Yeo Yam Hwee for classroom 322 teaching Term 4 Week 4.2010 at