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Arabic / Year 9 and 10 / Understanding / Systems of language

Curriculum content descriptions

Analyse different texts in a variety of forms, including digital, , considering the relationship between audience, purpose and context, and the use of textual conventions, features and cohesive devices

[Key concepts: genre, purpose, audience, cohesion; Key processes: analysing, explaining, comparing]


  • applying knowledge of particular types of texts and their purpose to identify the gist and predict the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary and phrases encountered in texts
  • analysing different samples of a particular type of text, such as online diary entries, to analyse ideas and reflections through the language features used, for example,

    ضمير المتكلم: أشعر بسعادة كبيرة؛ هذا عملي وأنا مسؤول عنه

    التعبير عن التعجب والدهشة: يا إلهي!؛ مستحيل! يا للكارثة!

    الصور البلاغية: كنت كالفراشة أطير من فرحتي؛ كلامه كالخنجر في صدري

  • exploring a range of imaginative texts to compare the use of language features such as imagery and exaggeration, and discussing how these are used to convey meaning to and entertain the audience
  • examining a variety of informative texts, such as reports and articles, identifying how the structure and features of each text reflect the intended purpose and how the choice of vocabulary reflects ideas and perspectives
  • experimenting with language appropriate to particular types of texts, for example, descriptive language in documentaries, reflective language in blogs, diary or journal entries, and persuasive language in advertisements and speeches
  • analysing a range of expository texts, such as feature articles, identifying possible elements of bias and objectivity
  • discussing and evaluating how language is used to express ideas and justify opinions on topical issues of interest to teenagers in debates or on a talk show
  • identifying and discussing the level of formality in spoken and written texts, considering what these texts reveal about social relationships and processes, for example, reflections of status, authority, concepts of respect and politeness
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Text types,  Language conventions,  Cohesion (Language),  Literary genres,  Arabic language

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