Arabic / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Socialising

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Curriculum content descriptions

Initiate and sustain interactions to develop relationships with peers and adults, exchanging ideas, opinions and feelings, comparing experiences and discussing future plans

[Key concepts: relationships, opinion, experiences, future; Key processes: exchanging, comparing, discussing]

 (ACLARC018)

Elaborations
  • initiating and sustaining conversations on topics of interest by using expressions such as

    هل تحب المأكولات العربية؟ ما هي أكلتك المفضلة؟ أنا أيضا أحب الوجبات السريعة؛ هل تريد أن تأتي معي إلى الحديقة بعد المدرسة؟

    أمي طباخة ماهرة. تعال إلى بيتنا يوم السبت. هل تحب الذهاب معنا إلى المنتزه/الحديقة؟

    أنا آسف؛ أمي لا تسمح لي. أعتذر ليس لدي وقت؛ سوف أسأل أبي. نعم؛ طبعاً؛ سوف أتصل بأمي أولاً.

    هل شاهدت مباراة كرة القدم أمس؟ برأيك من سيفوز بالكأس؟ من هو لاعبك المفضل؟ هل نزلت اللعبة الإلكترونيّة إلى الأسواق؟ إنها لعبة ممتعة. هل أكملت واجب المدرسة؟ أحتاج إلى مساعدة؛ إن الواجب صعب

  • exchanging information and opinions on a range of topics such as home, school, leisure and travelling, for example,

    هل تحب المنطقة التي تسكن فيها؟ لماذا؟ منطقتي جميلة وشارع بيتي هادىء؛ أبي يريد أن يشتري بيتاً جديداً وأنا لا أريد أن أترك بيتنا؛ أنا احب بيتنا كثيراً؛ أريد ركوب الدّراجة ولكن ليس عندي خوذة. ما رأيك بلعبة كرة القدم؟ أنا أحب القراءة كثيراً؛ وأنت؟

  • expressing wishes and feelings, and describing personal plans for school holidays or weekend, for example,

    في عطلة نهاية الأسبوع أحب أن أذهب إلى البحر؛ لأن الطقس سيكون حاراً؛ أتمنى أن نسافر في العطلة المدرسية. أنا سعيد لأننا سوف نسافر في العطلة؛ في عطلة المدرسة سوف ألعب التنس كل يوم؛ يوم السبت القادم سأذهب إلى السينما مع إخوتي؛ يوم الأحد القادم سأذهب إلى السوق مع أمي لأشتري حذاءً جديداً للرّياضة.

  • elaborating on others’ responses by providing suggestions and giving advice, for example,

    بما أنك تحب الرّياضة، أنصحك بالسباحة لأنها مفيدة جداً؛ لماذا لا تقرأ هذا الكتاب؟ جرّب هذا القلم الجديد. ضع الصورة هنا؛ هذا مكان مناسب لها

  • comparing own and others’ experiences and future aspirations by sharing ideas and making suggestions, for example,

    أنا أيضاً مثلك أحب السباحة؛ أمي أيضاً لا تسمح لي باللعب على الحاسوب أيام الأسبوع؛ إذا أردت سأرسل لك رسالة إلكترونية فيها كل شيء؛ أتمنى أن ألتحق بفريق التنس؛ أتمنى أن أتعلم الموسيقى

General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Attitudes,  Conversations,  Arabic language

Interactive resource

Zou ba! Greetings: people's names

Listen to people asking and giving the names of others. Find out how to ask and answer the question 'What is his/her name?'.

Interactive resource

Zou ba! School: timetables

Find out how to describe the order of subjects in a school day. Notice that numbers are used to identify school periods. For example, 'I have Maths in period three on Wednesday.' This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! My house: rooms and places

Explore the names for rooms in a house. Find out how to ask and answer questions about where people and furniture are within a house. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: adverbs

Follow an adventure about 'The Gold Buddha'. Find out how to use adverbs when describing people's actions. Look at the relation between adjectives and adverb pairs like happy/happily, quiet(ly), loud(ly), nervous(ly) and slow(ly). For example, describe someone who is fast as 'running quickly'. This learning object is one ...

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Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: adjectives and verbs

Follow an adventure about 'The Gold Buddha'. Find out how to use adjectives and verbs when comparing people's looks and abilities. Use adjectives like tall, strong, brave and good with hands. For example, describe yourself as faster than a friend so that you can run in a race. This learning object is one in a series of ...

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Zou ba! Your life: activities you like

Watch a teenager commenting on scenes of childhood days. Say why you like or dislike activities such as mountain climbing, sailing, kite flying, camping and fishing. Use adjectives such as fun, dangerous, amusing, thrilling, fascinating and interesting. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! Clothing: sizes

Explore phrases used to describe the size of clothing. Describe how well clothing fits. For example ‘This is too big’. This object is one in a series of three objects.

Moving Image

Languages online: Chinese module one: meet my family - video

This is a short video in Chinese showing a teenage boy visiting a friend's house and interacting with his sisters and his mother. The conversation uses several different forms of greeting, introduction, and questions about family members' ages and occupations. The video is accompanied by a script that can be toggled to ...

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Zou ba! Events: choosing food and drink

Watch two friends eating at a restaurant after a concert. Investigate how to ask and answer questions about food and drink preferences. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Interactive resource

Zou ba! Visiting China: Is this your first visit?

Watch two friends talking about holidays. Look at countries they have visited such as China, Great Britain, United States of America, France, Germany, Thailand and South Korea. Investigate how to ask and answer questions about countries visited. This learning object is one in a series of five objects.

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Zou ba! Chinese zodiac

Explore the signs of the Chinese zodiac. Find out how to answer the question ‘What zodiac sign are you?’.

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Zou ba! Shopping: how much does it cost?

Listen to a shopping dialogue exploring the use of Chinese dollars and cents; kuài, yuan, jiǎo, máo and fēn. Find out how to describe an item as expensive or cheap. This object is one in a series of four objects.

Interactive resource

Zou ba! The body: staying healthy

Listen to dialogue promoting healthy living habits. For example, do more drinking water, eating fruit and vegetables, resting, exercising and reading. Do less drinking soft drink, eating meat and lollies, watching television and playing on the computer. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Interactive resource

Zou ba! Sports: ball games

Explore the Chinese names for ball sports. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Zou ba!: Personal information

Explore personal information phrases about age, nationality, Chinese zodiac sign and family members, and test your conversation skills.

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Zou ba! Chinese New Year

Explore the activities and customs of Chinese New Year and learn how to wish others a Happy New Year.

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Zou ba! Clothing: what are you wearing?

Find out how to ask what someone is wearing and talk about the colour and type of clothing being worn by others. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Zou ba! Events: ordering food and drink

Watch two friends eating at a restaurant after a concert. Investigate how to order amounts of food and drink. Find out how to use measure words when ordering food and drinks using units such as plate, bowl, bottle or cup. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Interactive resource

Zou ba! Visiting China: my itinerary

Watch two friends planning a holiday to China. Look at attractions to visit such as the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven, Beihai Park, the Imperial Palace, a zoo, Hainan Island and Hong Kong. Investigate how to ask and answer questions about places to visit. This learning object is one in a series of five ...

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Zou ba! Time: morning, afternoon and night

Listen to people asking each other about leisure activities they are planning to do at certain times of the day. Find out how to ask people which activities they will be doing during a given part of the day such as morning, afternoon or evening. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.