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Arabic / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Informing

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Curriculum content descriptions

Extract, organise and evaluate information and ideas from a range of texts, analysing meaning, gist and purpose

[Key concepts: meaning, purpose, audience; Key processes: extracting, organising, analysing]


  • identifying the context, purpose and target audience of texts such as advertisements, messages and announcements
  • independently and collaboratively gathering information on events or people and comparing how various media sources, such as texts from magazines, newspapers and websites, use language to convey meaning
  • using concept maps, charts and tables to organise, summarise and evaluate information from spoken, written and visual texts that reflect different aspects of Arabic culture related to topics such as entertainment and special occasions, for example,

    حفلات المطربين؛ البرامج الترفيهية؛ برامج المسابقات

    الأعياد الدينية المختلفة وطرق الإحتفال فيها؛ عيد الأم؛ عيد الأب؛ أعياد الميلاد الخاصة؛ مناسبات الخطوبة والزواج

  • analysing and summarising information about famous personalities or a recent film or music hit from texts such as television programs, reports and documentaries, for example,

    الأفلام العربية الحديثة؛ البرامج النقدية الساخرة؛ البرامج الحوارية؛ البرامج الوثائقية

  • reading texts and extracting key points and ideas on an issue or topic, such as the weather or leisure activities for young people, and discussing information with peers using expressions such as

    الطقس هذه الأيام بارد جداً؛ الصيف هذا العام سيكون حاراً

    يحب الشباب رياضة كمال الأجسام ويذهبون إلى النادي الرياضي؛ تحب البنات رقص الزومبا؛ هل تحبين الرقص أيضا؟

  • analysing and comparing perspectives represented in spoken and written texts, for example,

    الجريدة المحلية كتبت أن الأغاني العصرية تافهة ؛ ولكن الجميع يحبها

General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • 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

Text purpose,  Arabic language

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