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After a long journey of learning, it is time to come to an end. Do you still remember the lessons and activities that you've learnt before this? Aha...there's this mindmap that can help you to refresh and recap your memories. Take a tour and have fun learning!






Time for practice!

Activity 1: Complete the puzzle to find out the secret code (open in new tab or print it out for clearer images.) 



Activity 2: Complete the maze (open in new tab or print it out for clearer images)





Have fun learning!








References:

Shanta, R & Anthony, R (2011). Longman Light on Lit Form 1 Selected Poems, Short Story & BLACK BEAUTY. Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia: PEARSON, Longman.

Sidhu, R. (2010). A Quick Guide to Literature: A Collection of Poems, Short Stories and Drama. Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia: Penerbit Ilmu Bakti Sdn. Bhd.  



Section 6 All is Well

  • Mum
Mum knows that both James and Tristan are nervous but excited about their first day at their new schools.



She is proud of both of them. On one hand, James helped Tristan to finally decide to go to Chesterlea Grange. On the other hand, Tristan helped James by speaking to Kiara Jones and asking her to be James' special friend during his first few days at Highfields.

Tristan had met Kiara Jones earlier at aan under 11s football tournament and Mum found out that James had actually wanted to make friends with Kiara too.


  • James
James thinks that Highfields is brilliant because he met many of his old friends there and made some new friends too. Both Kiara and James have been chosen for the football teams they tried for. James is eager to tell Tristan all about Highfields at the weekend.


  • Tristan
Tristan thinks there's only one way to describe his new school, Chesterlea Grange. He says it's Flipping Fantastic.




Now Test Yourself!

Activity 1: Multiple Choice Questions (enter your name and start the quiz)




 
Activity 2: Tick and Cross (open in new tab or print it out for clearer images) 





Have fun learning!




References:

Shanta, R & Anthony, R (2011). Longman Light on Lit Form 1 Selected Poems, Short Story & BLACK BEAUTY. Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia: PEARSON, Longman.


Sidhu, R. (2010). A Quick Guide to Literature: A Collection of Poems, Short Stories and Drama. Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia: Penerbit Ilmu Bakti Sdn. Bhd.  





Section 5 The Right Choice

  • Tristan
Now Tristan thinks he has really 'blown it'! James has just talked to him about Chesterlea Grange and reminded him about all the exciting things they saw where when they visited the school and how friendly the teachers were. The more they talked, the more certain Tristan was that he really wanted to go to Chesterlea Grange. He realised what a marvelous place it is. He must have been nervous about going to a new school and that's why he was so unsure. At least after that chat, he has learnt one thing. He now understands how James feel about a lot of things. But how is he going to tell Mum that he does want to go to Chesterlea Grange after all?


  • James 
James was angry with himself for opening his 'big mouth' and persuading Tristan to go to Chesterlea Grange. This made Tristan change his mind again and he has finally decided to tell their mother that he had a bad case of 'collywobbles' and actually wants to go to Chesterlea Grange after all.

Now James feels it will be a nightmare going to Highfields without Tristan.


  • Tristan
Tristan is relieved that Mum is not upset that he has changed his mind again. However, Tristan knows that James is unhappy because of the old sad look in his eyes. He wonders how he can make James feel better. Tristan thinks that James is just as scared about going to Chesterlea Grange. Tristan wants to talk to James and see how he can help James. Tristan knows that James doesn't want Tristan to leave him.



Now Test Yourself!

Activity 1: Fill in the blanks (open in new tab or print it out for clearer images)



Activity 2: Arrange the sequence of the sentences (open in new tab or print it out for clearer images)  



Have fun learning!


References:
Shanta, R & Anthony, R (2011). Longman Light on Lit Form 1 Selected Poems, Short Story & BLACK BEAUTY. Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia: PEARSON, Longman.

Sidhu, R. (2010). A Quick Guide to Literature: A Collection of Poems, Short Stories and Drama. Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia: Penerbit Ilmu Bakti Sdn. Bhd.   



Section 4 Chesterlea Grange or Highfields

  • Tristan
Mum has just asked Tristan whether he really wants to go to Chesterlea Grange and his answer was 'no'. He wants to remain in his old school where it's safe, friendly and everyone knows him. However, when he had visited Chesterlea Grange on Open Day, it had looked like a lot of fun. There were activities like horse-riding, swimming and wheelchair games which he liked best, and they also hold the Paralympics every summer, archery contests, wheelie marathons and basketball tournaments, which were all new to him. Tristan was excited that he could now be good at sports too like James.





But Tristan is confused now because he has just told his mother that he doesn't want to go to Chesterlea Grange so she might be arranging for him to go to Highfields with James.


  • Mum
Mum doesn't know what to do now because Tristan has just told her that he doesn't want to go to Chesterlea Grange.


  • James
James is now relieved that Tristan has told Mum that he doesn't want to go to Chesterlea Grange, which means Tristan will be joining him at Highfields. James was so worried about how he would cope without Tristan that he was thinking up many excuses so that he would not have to go to school on the first day. He knew that no matter what illness or excuses he came up with, his mother wouldn't believe him at all.

James thinks that if they're together, he and Tristan can look after each other. James can push Tristan in his wheelchair up the ramps, through the corridors and automatic doors. He can also take Tristan to the toilet and tell his PE teacher what Tristan can and can't do.

But his mother thinks that the best thing about Tristan going to Chesterlea Grange is that he will have to learn to manage on his own and not depend on others to do things for him. His mother wanted him to stand on his own two feet.

James knew that Tristan thought this was hilarious. At first, Tristan was looking forward to all the games and computer facilities at his new school but now James can't understand why Tristan has changed his mind. James feels that he has been so busy thinking about his own feelings that he has not taken much notice of Tristan and therefore, he should have a chat with Tristan to find out more.



Now Test Yourself!


Activity 1: Short Answer Questions (enter your name and start the quiz)



Activity 2: Multiple Choice Questions (enter you name and start the quiz)



Activity 3: Fill in the Blanks of the Following Dialogues (open in new tab or print it out for clearer images) 












Have fun learning!




References:
Shanta, R & Anthony, R (2011). Longman Light on Lit Form 1 Selected Poems, Short Story & BLACK BEAUTY. Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia: PEARSON, Longman.

Sidhu, R. (2010). A Quick Guide to Literature: A Collection of Poems, Short Stories and Drama. Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia: Penerbit Ilmu Bakti Sdn. Bhd.  




Section 3 The Day After


  • Tristan


Tristan was ecstatic after the school play last night. He said his lines and was told how wonderful he was as Tom Sawyer. Everyone and everything else was great too.

Today, he feels really down, like a burst tyre! Tristan realises that last night was the last time James and he would be together before being separated when they have to go to different schools.

Tristan's mother is more worried about James but Tristan feels that he is not ready to be on his own. He thinks that James will be fine because all his friends and classmates will be going to his new school at Highfields. But Tristan will be alone at Chesterlea Grange, which is miles away, and he can only go home on weekends. He is not ready to leave his familiar surroundings and be on his own.


  • James


James felt awful at last night's play, but is feeling better this morning because he knows he won't ever have to take part in a play again.

He is also thinking about another good thing. For the last six years in Peter Hill Primary, he has had to put up with Jessica Parker and her 'stupid laugh'. But since she is moving to another school, James won't have to worry about her anymore. Tristan says that Jessica laughs because she wants James's attention but James does not want her attention and thinks that, in his new school, there will be other girls whose attention he may enjoy.

Kiara Jones, who plays football for the Country Girls' Under 11s team, is going to Highfields, the same school as James. He is hoping Kiara and he will go to the same football practices, although this will make Tristan jealous because James knows Tristan likes Kiara too. James remembers that Kiara once pushed Tristan's wheelchair to the refreshment counter while James was playing.


Although James relies on Tristan, James knows that Tristan relies on him too, and wonders how Tristan will cope in his new school without him. 





  • Tristan

Tristan notices that James is unusually happy today. Tristan, however, is feeling quite down and cannot understand why James is not upset too because they are finally leaving Peter Hill Primary and going on to different secondary schools. This seems final to Tristan as they will never go back to Peter Hill Primary again.

Tristan is sad that he won't see his favourite teacher, Mrs Roberts, anymore. She taught them Maths and he hopes his new Maths teachers at Chesterlea Grange will be as nice as Mrs Roberts. Tristan feels very sad to leave Peter Hill Primary as he will surely miss his teachers, friends and brother. He feels he is losing 'something special' and wonders whether the others feel the same way too.


  • Mum


Mum thinks that Tristan is bewildering because he has always been 'a live wire' but over the last few weeks, he has been unusually quiet.



Although James too has been quiet, Mum has not worried about him because that is quite normal for James. She has noticed that since the last day of school, they both seem to be depressed and she does not know why. She is wondering whether it is because they are going to different schools. As twins, maybe they are affected by the separation so she is going to ask them if this is what they really want.

She does not want her sons to spend the rest of the summer holidays looking like they have won the lottery, then lost the ticket down a drain.


Now Test Yourself!


Activity 1: Vocabulary Test (click here for activity)
Activity 2: Word Search Puzzle (click here for activity)
Activity 3: TRUE or FALSE 
                        (enter your name and start the quiz below)





Activity 4Short Answer Questions 
                       (enter your name and start the quiz below)





Activity 5: Multiple Choice Question





Have fun learning!






References:

Shanta, R & Anthony, R (2011). Longman Light on Lit Form 1 Selected Poems, Short Story & BLACK BEAUTY. Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia: PEARSON, Longman.

Sidhu, R. (2010). A Quick Guide to Literature: A Collection of Poems, Short Stories and Drama. Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia: Penerbit Ilmu Bakti Sdn. Bhd.  


Section 2 The School Play


  • Tristan


Tristan has been looking forward to his year end play at school for ages. It's the school tradition for the year six students to put up the play. They are doing 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' and Tristan is Tom. He has to thank his English teacher, Mr Sewell, who taught them their lines for the play.




Tristan hopes the English teacher at his new school will be as good as Mr Sewell. In the new school, they do drama twice a week in their school drama studio, which is like a mini-theatre. Tristan can't wait to perform on a stage where there is plenty of room for wheelchairs and there is ramp leading to the stage. Where they practise now, it is awkward because there are four steps leading up to the stage and Mr Sewell has to carry him while James lifts his wheelchair. 




Next year, his present school will put up a ramp leading to the stage but Tristan won't be there.

Tristan, however, feels bad about James.

  • James


James thought the night of his school play was the worst night of his life! He was so embarrassed. He feels that the only good thing about his new school is that he won't have to do drama if he does not want to and he is sure that he does not want to.

That night everyone's parents were there and the hall was packed. His Mum was in the front row so she could watch Tristan as he was the star of the play. James feels that Tristan was brilliant and was amazed that he could remember all his lines. He had only one measly line of just seven words to say and he had got it wrong. Although Mr Sewell told him that no one noticed his mistakes, he did not believe him because he thought Jessica Parker laughed at him.

His Mum said that both Tristan and James were great but James did not fall for that because he felt he was awful. He accepts that Tristan and he do not have to be good at the same things just because they are twins. He thinks that his Mum should accept that too.

  • Mum


Mum was so proud of her sons that night. She thought they were the stars in the school play. Tristan spoke his lines so clearly. He was wonderful as Tom Sawyer. The lady in the seat behind praised him and his English teacher said that he was a real 'pro'.




She was amazed that James, who, unlike Tristan, was actually very shy, now had the confidence to take part in the play and spoke his line in front of the whole audience. Although he stuttered a bit, he was great.

Mum has never been worried about Tristan. In spite of his physical handicap, he is more able, confident and can think better.

She was more worried about James as he was always more nervous. She was concerned about how he would manage in his new school which was bigger, with more rooms, more subjects and more teachers.

She was especially concerned with how James would find his way around his new school without Tristan, but after watching the play, she is now more confident that he will manage somehow.




Now Test Yourself!


Activity 1: Vocabulary Test (click here for activity)
Activity 2: Word Search Puzzle (click here for activity)
Activity 3: TRUE or FALSE (enter your name and start the quiz)





Activity 4: Fill in the blanks with suitable words from the story.
                        (enter your name and start the quiz)




Activity 5: Match the dialogues and descriptions with the
                        characters. (click here to open the activity in new tab 
                        or complete the activity as below)

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Have fun learning!


References:

Shanta, R & Anthony, R (2011). Longman Light on Lit Form 1 Selected Poems, Short Story & BLACK BEAUTY. Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia: PEARSON, Longman.

Sidhu, R. (2010). A Quick Guide to Literature: A Collection of Poems, Short Stories and Drama. Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia: Penerbit Ilmu Bakti Sdn. Bhd.  










Section 1 Meet the Twins


  • Tristan


Tristan hates the way he feels. He is not sure how to describe his feelings but he thinks it's a mixture of feeling unhappy and feeling bad. He is sad because he is leaving his old school and he feels bad because he is leaving his twin brother, James. 



Tristan thinks that his twin brother, James, is much smarter than he is because he can do everything. James can dress himself, walk, play football and write with a pen instead of a computer because he doesn't have a disability like Tristan does.



His mum doesn't like him to use the word 'disability'. Instead, she prefers him to use the word 'ability'. She is not interested in what he can't do but only in what he can do.
Tristan thinks that his mum is a very determined person. James is shy, and more unsure and scared of life. Tristan, in the other hand, is not like that. He is sad to leave his old school but he is excited about his new school because it is a special school to help children get 'able'. Tristan feels his mother will be pleased as he is not using the 'dis' part of the word here.

He feels his new school is 'cool' because it has horses and a huge paddock where he can practise riding, and a swimming pool so he can swim every day as he is a good swimmer. 




There is also a games room filled with videos, DVDs and computer games. 




Tristan feels that the only disadvantage is that it is a residential school and since James is going to another school, Tristan won't be be there for him at night to listen to how his day was and what a rubbish day (bad day) he has had. Tristan is sure that James will miss him.




  • James



James can't believe it is the last week Tristan and he will be together in the same school. James and Tristan have always been going everywhere together and doing things together as James has always been pushing Tristan's wheelchair.




Next term, however, things will change but James does not want to think about it because the thought itself is really horrible.

James thinks Tristan, being smarter than he is, will be able to describe more clearly how bad he feels. James also feels that Tristan is smarter than he is because he is able to work out Maths problem quicker, he always gets 'A's in his homework and he understands how computers work. James is concerned about how he is going to manage in his new school without Tristan.






Now Test Yourself!

Activity 1: Vocabulary Test (click here for activity)
Activity 2: Word Search Puzzle (click here for activity)
Activity 3: Multiple Choice Question 
                       (enter your name and start the quiz)




Activity 4: Crossword Puzzle (click here for activity or 
                        open in new tab to print the activity out)




Activity 5: Match the descriptions with the characters 
                        in the short story. 
                        (enter your name and start the quiz)






Have fun learning!




References:

Shanta, R & Anthony, R (2011). Longman Light on Lit Form 1 Selected Poems, Short Story & BLACK BEAUTY. Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia: PEARSON, Longman.

Sidhu, R. (2010). A Quick Guide to Literature: A Collection of Poems, Short Stories and Drama. Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia: Penerbit Ilmu Bakti Sdn. Bhd.